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Angry Birds Space Red Planet update coming this fall, teaser trailer confirms

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Rovio is hard at work on an update to its Angry Birds Space game. The update is simply called “Red Planet”, and is pretty suggestive as to what it will contain.

Back in June, Angry Birds Space marked its 100th milion download, so it’s only logical for Rovio to build on the title’s success. The company also issued a teaser video for the update, which, naturally, doesn’t reveal much. Read more »

Dolphin Browser for Android undergoes an update, shakes off the HD part of its name

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Dolphin Browser HD, as it was formerly known, is now called just Dolphin Browser.

Responsible for the change is the new update 8.7 of the app, which doesn’t only alter the popular Android web browser’s name, but brings quite a few new features to the table. Read more »

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies hits the Google Play store as Sony Xperia exclusive

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Dead Trigger is no longer the go-to zombie shooter with impressive graphics in the Google Play store, people. Glu Mobile have released Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies for Android, thus making choice for the genre lovers more difficult.

The new member of the Call of Duty franchise will be exclusive to Sony Xperia smartphones for its first month of availability. Read more »

Steve Jobs was allegedly “very receptive” to the idea about a 7-inch iPad

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Well, this comes as a personal surprise to me. After publicly mocking 7-inch slates at one of Apple’s earning calls, it seems Steve Jobs after all, approved of the smaller-sized tablets. This came out as part of the evidence, presented in court in the heated Apple vs. Samsung trial.

I’ve long dismissed all rumors of a 7-inch iPad Mini (iNotepad or whatever else it may be called), based solely on this past public statement by Steve Jobs that 7-inchers were no good. Period.

Well, it seems that the good old sport might have had a change of heart in his last months. Read more »

‘Fieldrunners 2′ for iOS game review

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The original Fieldrunners that came out almost four years ago was probably the first tower defense game on iOS. It was also a very good game, which is why even after all these years it remains one of the best games in the genre on the platform. And lots of other titles tried to steal that crown.

Now, developer Subatomic Studios has released a sequel that promises to be even more fun – Fieldrunners 2. Read on to find out how good it is. Read more »

Temple Run completes one year, releases new update for iOS

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Everybody’s favorite endless running game Temple Run has completed one year since its launch on iOS. In this time, the game has been downloaded over 100 million times, including downloads on Android. People have played over 10 billion sessions so far and spent close to 54,000 years combined running from evil monkeys.

The game has also received an update on iOS, which brings the version number to 1.5. In this update, the game adds Retina display support for the iPad, along with 22 new objectives and a new powerup called PermaWings that can be enabled at the start of the level and stays on permanently until you die, at which point it automatically resurrects you. Read more »

Guardian photojournalist captures the London Olympics with little more than an iPhone

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Dan Chung, a photojournalist on Guardian’s payroll has realized an interesting idea – capturing the all you can eat 2012 Summer Olympics action with a smartphone.

The device in question is an iPhone – a 4 and 4S. To aid him in making the results matter he uses the Snapseed photo editing app and occasionally some add-ons like binoculars and special lenses. Read more »

Real Racing 3 announcement trailer is out, previews jaw-dropping graphics

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EA and Firemonkeys has released the first trailer of the third installment of the popular mobile racing simulator Real Racing. And it looks simply astonishing.

The devs behind Real Racing 3 have really put their hearts into making the game match its title. As you’ll see in the trailer below, the 3D car models, reflections and the various effects are given a lot of attention. Read more »

The final version of Windows 8 leaks online

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Just yesterday Microsoft announced Windows 8 is finally ready and released to manufacturing. Today its Enterprise N version is all over the torrent servers.

The N version stands for a stripped down version, which lacks the Windows Media Player – a requirement ruled by the European Commission 8 years ago. Read more »

Microsoft drops the Metro code name allegedly over legal issues

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Metro has been Microsoft’s code name for the user interface that they debuted with the Zune HD back in 2009 and has been a major part of their UI design language in Windows Phone as well as the upcoming Windows 8 desktop operating system.

Well, the UI isn’t going anywhere but the name is. Microsoft has stopped using the Metro name for the UI effective immediately and has also asked the developers to stop using it in their apps. The reason for this sudden change is rumored to be due to legal issues with a German company over the name. Read more »

Gameloft teased its first Unreal engine game in a piece of artwork

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The folks at Gameloft have chosen a rather original way to tease their first video game, which will use the Unreal engine. The company has released a piece of artwork, which suggests something bloody an epic coming our way.

To make the matter even more interesting, the developers from the video game powerhouse have hidden a hint about the upcoming video game in the image above. Read more »

First-gen Snapdragon devices not getting CyanogenMod’s Ice Cream Sandwich

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The popular CyanogenMod ROM modding scene has officially dropped support for a wide array of devices running on the dated Snapdragon S1 chipset.

This means that devices running on the Qualcomm QSD8x50, MSM7x25, MSM7x27 and MSM7x27T SoCs will not see any builds beyond Cyanogen 7.x, which is based on Gingerbread. Or in plain words, no Ice Cream Sandwich by CyanogenMod. Read more »

Dead Trigger is now free for iOS devices as well, points a finger at piracy again

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Dead Trigger is available for download free of charge on the Apple App Store. After the tough decision was made for Android a while back, now Madfinger Games has decided to do the same for iOS.

The problem boils down to piracy, according to the game studio’s CEO Marek Rabas. He points out that the number of pirates on iOS is roughly the same as the amount of jailbroken devices. Read more »

You can now use any credit card with Google Wallet

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Google released a cloud-based version of their Google Wallet app, which lets you use any credit or debit card by either Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

Google Wallet itself is still a very exclusive app that is available only on select devices, like the Galaxy Nexus smartphone and Nexus 7 tablet, the Galaxy S III, etc., and only in select countries. Read more »

Here are the official Nexus 7 accessories

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I am sure there are lots of people interested into pairing their new Nexus 7 slate with some original accessories. So here are all the official ASUS extras for the first Google tablet.

There are plenty of stuff to go with the slate – a rotating stand case, a Bluetooth keyboard case, a folio case with wallet, a basic leather stand, a screen protector, a Nexus dock and a flip case. Read more »