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Sony Xperia E dual pays us a visit, to stay for a review

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The Sony Xperia E dual is the next guest in the office ready to be taken through our usual review routine. But before the review is complete, as the tradition goes, we shot a short video to get you ready for what’s coming.

The Xperia E dual is the dual-SIM sibling of the Xperia E midranger. It is powered by a single-core 1GHz Cortex-A5 processor, the Adreno 200 for graphics and 512MB of RAM. Read more »

Twitter updates Android and iOS apps, brings search and UI changes

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Twitter has released updated versions of their mobile apps, with the Android version getting the bulk of the changes. Among the list of improvements common to both iOS and Android versions is a new Discover view, which shows a single stream of tweets, trends, activity and accounts to follow.

The search has also been update and now presents you with accounts, tweets and pictures relevant to your query. The Connect tab has been updated to show only Interactions view now but you can switch it to show only mentions from the Settings menu. Read more »

OUYA to launch new version of the console every year

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The Kickstarter funded Android gaming console OUYA is finally set to go out in the hands of anxious Kickstarer backers and eventually, regular customers. But turns out, a newer version of the console isn’t too far away from now.

Talking to Engadget, CEO of OUYA Julie Uhrman said that “There will be a new OUYA every year. There will be an OUYA 2 and an OUYA 3.” What OUYA is aiming for is a smartphone-like update strategy, where they will update the console every year with newer processors and more memory. Read more »

BlackBerry Z10 arrives at our office, gives a presentation on the platform’s future

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The BlackBerry Z10 represents a major step forward for the company (formerly RIM, now just BlackBerry). We put it in front of our camera almost as soon as we pried it out of its box. We couldn’t help it but share with you the first glimpse of how well a touch-only BlackBerry of the new generation will handle, considering the unflattering response that the Storm and the Torch got.

One thing is immediately clear – the BlackBerry Z10 is far removed from the Storm, both in terms of hardware and in software. Read more »

Apple’s iTunes store hits record 25 billionth downloaded song, lucky guy wins €10k voucher

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Some would say that Apple sprung back to life way before the iPhone came along and the main culprit for that was the iPod. Well it couldn’t have done it without the iTunes music store, which is having a great reason to celebrate today.

Apple just announced that the store has officially reached 25 billion song downloads. Read more »

ASUS might showcase its Intel powered 7-inch Fonepad tablet at MWC

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7-inch Intel-based tablet was expected to be a part of the Asus CES campaign, but for one reason or another it missed the US show. However, Asus has not given up on it and it might be showcasing it at the upcoming MWC in Barcelona.

The tablet has a model designation ME371MG will be Asus Fonepad, according to a POSTEL database. Another leak, this time from the internal system of an online retailer points to a price tag of 7,900 Thai baht (about $265). Read more »

Here’s how the evasi0n jailbreak works, as told by one of its authors

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Have you ever thought about how the latest evasi0n jailbreak actually works and what it took the evad3rds team members to overcome the hardened defenses of Apple’s latest devices? One of the team members, David Wang, a.k.a. @planetbeing, who was one of the two people who were personally responsible for finding the exploit in Apple’s code, sat down for an interview with fellow tech journalists and explained the whole process.

The evasi0n jailbreak was launched only 2 days ago. More than 1.7 million iOS devices were jailbroken in the first 24 hours, according to Cydia’s download stats. What’s more – the half of that number was reached in mere six hours of the release of the jailbreak tool. Read more »

Amazon announces Amazon Coins, a new virtual currency for purchasing apps and games on Kindle Fire

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Amazon has announced Amazon Coins for Kindle Fire owners, which will provide them a new way to purchase apps, games and in-app content on their devices.

Amazon says it will give customers tens of millions of dollars’ worth of Amazon Coins to spend on the Amazon Appstore, which in turn will help generate more revenue for the developers. The new currency will be available starting April 25 and developers need to submit and get their apps before then. Read more »

Instagram launches web feed

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Back when Instagram was started, the only web presence the company had was a single page for each of the images that you uploaded from their web app and nothing else (not counting the blog). This was rectified a few months ago, when they released web profiles, that allowed you to check full profiles of users on the website with all their pictures.

Now, the company has finally launched an online web feed, which, for the first time, lets users see their timeline on the web without having to use the mobile app. Read more »

Samsung’s full Super Bowl ad now on YouTube, video inside

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Now that the Super Bowl is done and over, the companies that aired their ads during the game are releasing them full length on Hulu, YouTube and whatnot.

Samsung didn’t disappoint either, offering the full 4:41 minutes promo of its Galaxy Note II promo on YouTube. Read more »

Cydia servers struggle with staggering traffic in post-jailbreak hours

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Yesterday evasi0n was finally released to free all iOS 6.0/6.1 devices (iPhone 5 and latest iPads included) and it’s being enjoying some serious popularity. In fact so many users have jailbroken their iDevices that Cydia servers are unable to catch up with the demand.

The numbers are insane – Cydia creator Jay Freeman (saurik) has shared on Twitter that he’s seeing 14 thousand hits per second. Read more »

evasi0n jailbreak brings the Weather app out of hiding on some iPad’s

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After the evad3rs team unleashed the first-even untetherered iOS 6 jailbreak come to light yesterday, some iPad users that have already taken advantage of it are reporting that the Weather app has popped back on their springboards.

While some think the jailbreak has installed the app on the iPad’s homescreen, in reality it has always been there only it was hidden so far. Read more »

ARM Q4 profits exceed analyst predictions

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British-based chip designer ARM posted a pre-tax profit of roughly $125.9 million, up 16% in the fourth quarter.

The popular ARM Cortex series of processors can be found in the vast majority of mobile devices and tablets out there, which explains the higher than expected quarterly profit. Read more »

BlackBerry Z10 Dev Alpha C launched for BB app developers

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BlackBerry has launched a new Dev Alpha C program along with a new developer-only device at its Jam European event held in Amsterdam. The Dev Alpha program is intended to help the coders build applications for the BlackBerry devices with physical keyboards.

BlackBerry also announced its WebWorks SDK, which should help the development of applications for its recently launched BlackBerry Q10 smartphone. Read more »

128GB Apple iPad with Retina Display now available for $799 with Wi-Fi and $929 with LTE

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Apple recently unveiled a 128 GB variant of its iPad with Retina Display and the good news is it has just hit the company’s online Store and you can grab yours right now.

The Wi-Fi only version of the 128GB Apple iPad 4 is priced at $799, while the LTE variant costs a hefty $929. Read more »