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Temple Run now available on Android

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When it comes to simple yet addictive games, few can beat Temple Run. The game has been available on iOS for a while now and has finally arrived on the Android Market Google Play Store.

So what is the objective of the game? You run. Run like you’ve never run before. Run for you life. Run from the crazy monkeys out to get you, all the time jumping over obstacles and collecting coins. Read more »

The new iPad is magical

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We ran across this awesome clip I simply had to share with you.

Lets just say if you dig magic tricks and iPads, you wouldn’t want to miss this. Read more »

Skype update brings Retina support for the iPad

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iPad 2 owner? Still not convinced your slate is obsolete? Well Skype might be in it to show you otherwise.

The chat giant has issued an update that optimizes Skype for the iPad’s Retina display. Read more »

Gameloft announces 2012 game lineup, Dark Knight Rises is the biggest name on the list

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Gameloft has come forward with a few tidbits about what we can expect from them for 2012.

Apart from a host of big-name titles, which include the highly-anticipated Dark Knight game, Gameloft has plans to integrate in-app purchases as well as a bevy of social features into all of their upcoming releases. Read more »

Angry Birds Space hits 10 million downloads in less than 3 days

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The Angry Birds hasn’t cooled off, even after being around for over two years. The new major release – Angry Birds Space – that launched less than a week ago has already seen millions of downloads.

Angry Birds’ Twitter account broke the news that Space saw more than 10 million downloads across the various platforms – and that’s just for the first three days since its release. Read more »

Ark takes the art of people search a step further than Facebook and Google

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Social networking has boomed in the last years, but searching people isn’t taking a great part in either Facebook’s or Google’s strategies. This is where Ark comes in.

Funded by start-up pusher Y Combinator, Ark helps you do people searches a bunch of different social networks like Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Orkut and MySpace. Read more »

ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket leaks ahead of rollout

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If you happen to own the AT&T-only Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, you don’t have to feel jealous of your friends that own the international version anymore. The LTE-touting edition of the popular smartphone just got its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, through a leaked ROM.

Everyone who knows their way around flashing a ROM manually can grab the leaked file and give their Skyrockets a taste of the latest from the Google kitchen. There’s also a root solution already, so you won’t be losing any extra functionality if you make the switch. Read more »

Windows Phone wins ‘Smoked by Windows Phone’ challenge “just because” [UPDATED]

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You may have heard about the Smoked by Windows Phone competition by now. In these events, a Windows Phone device is pitted against any other smartphone and both are made to do a simple task, with the winner being the one who completes it first. The task is usually something as simple as taking a picture and uploading it to Facebook or finding directions to a place. But as it turns out, this challenge is not as fair as Microsoft makes it out to be, as Sahas Katta of Skatter Tech found out the hard way.

Katta was in a Microsoft store where he wanted to take part in the competition. He was armed with his new Galaxy Nexus. The challenge given to him was to bring up the weather of two different cities as quickly as possible. Read more »

HTC One series Menu button mystery solved

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Ever since HTC announced the One series at MWC last month, the one thing that has been bugging me was the layout of the keys at the bottom of the display. You see, unlike the Galaxy Nexus, HTC went for hard keys that are permanently placed at the bottom of the display, instead of soft keys on the display.

As you can see, there is no dedicated Menu button, because Android 4.0 does not require a dedicated Menu button. Google has advised developers to get rid of the Menu buttons completely and place all the important functions on the screen itself, with the other, less important functions inside a drop down menu placed on the top right of the screen in ICS-optimized apps. But what about the older apps that are not ICS-optimized and rely on the Menu button to display all the additional functions? Read more »

Tizen and BlackBerry 10 browser top the HTML5 test benchmark

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The Linux-based Tizen platform is yet to see the light of day on a retail handset but it goes without saying that the OS is being tested internally by Samsung. As such, we are not completely surprised to see the name pop-up in benchmark results, which in this case happens to be the browser based HTML5 test.

What’s interesting, however, is that the Tizen browser not only showed up in the benchmark, it also managed to top it within its category (Mobile Phones) while running on an unknown device. But it wasn’t alone; snapping at its heels was a browser from another, yet to be launched OS, the BlackBerry 10. Read more »

Did Samsung hide a picture of the Galaxy Tab 11.6 on its site?

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A picture of an unannounced 10+ inch tablet is hidden on Samsung’s own website. Digging into the recently uploaded brochure on the Exynos 5 Dual application processor you can clearly see a new mysterious tablet, which looks to be a 10-incher or larger, but is definitely not one of the already announced 10-inch Tabs.

The hint is in the chipset – Exynos 5 Dual is based on a dual-core ARM Cortex A-15 processor clocked at 1.7 or 2.0 GHz – the SoC rumored to power the Galaxy Tab 11.6. Read more »

Instagram for Android gets a pre-registration page, still no official launch date

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Founders of insanely popular social photo-sharing iOS app, Instagram made no bones about it at SXSW this year stating that an Android version was on its way and it will be “better than our iPhone app“, in fact they went as far as to say “it’s one of the most amazing Android apps you’ll ever see.

Instagram on Android

With the creators drumming up hype for the Android release and talk of the app’s existence stretching back into last year, one question still remains; when is the official launch date? The answer is still, it would appear, very very soon. Read more »

Nokia testing DLNA streaming functionality for Lumia Windows Phones

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If you like being a guinea pig and you’re a fan of Nokia, there’s every chance you’ve already signed up to Nokia’s Beta Labs and the latest app to enter this unique testing area is Nokia Play To, which is hoping to make it as the native DLNA client that’ll grace the Lumia Windows Phone family.

screens of Nokia Play To

The Play To app already offers the ability to throw pictures, movies and music onto various connected devices around the home, with plans for Media Server support in the near future adding Xbox 360 and PS3 friendly functionality in due time. Read more »

iTunes Movie Trailers app gets Retina Display support for the new iPad

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With the amount of money going down on the table, it’s no surprise that proud new owners of the latest iPad will want to squeeze every ounce of goodness out the new features it brings to the party, namely that all important Retina display.

Brave on iTunes Movie Trailers

Well for the movie buffs and trailer junkies out there, the iTunes Movie Trailers app has just been upgraded to version 1.1, which adds Retina display support for the new iPad. Read more »

GTX 680 tested in quad-SLI configuration, fails to keep up the consistent lead over HD 7970

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After the launch of the Nvidia GTX 680, the initial reviews that came out painted pretty much the same picture, that this new graphics card is better in almost every way compared to the AMD Radeon HD 7970 and is currently the fastest single GPU graphics card available in the market today.

But even before we could stop ogling at the amazing benchmark scores, Hardware.Info has come out with a new review, where they test not one or two but four GTX 680 in a four-way SLI configuration and then they compared it with the HD 7970, which too was set up in a quad-CrossFire configuration. Read more »