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Prototype iPad 5 and cases for it leak, suggest an iPad mini-like design

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The iPad mini is selling well and Apple might be thinking of adopting its narrow bezel design for the big iPad too. Photos of a prototype iPad 5 along with cases for it have leaked, but we only have someone’s lap to give us a sense of scale (otherwise it might just be an iPad mini, take this with a pinch of salt).

The iPad uses a 4:3 screen, which makes it quite wide and the iPad mini got around that with very thin bezels on the left and right of the screen. Read more »

Nokia takes a jab at Samsung on Twitter

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Twitter wars are picking up pace recently. First it was HTC, Samsung and LG that exchanged pleasantries on the 140-character network and now it’s Nokia, who used a fan-made Condescending Wonka meme, originally posted on Nokia’s Conversations Blog to attack Samsung.

The meme clearly targets the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom and its fatty 15.4 mm waistline. Read more »

Jay-Z’s upcoming ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ album will be a free download for the first million Samsung Galaxy owners

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Samsung has signed a deal with rapper Jay-Z to give away the artist’s upcoming album – Magna Carta Holy Grail – for free for the owners of Samsung Galaxy devices.

The offer is available only for owners of the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note II. You will have to download the free app that will be available on the Play Store on June 24, which other than giving you access to the free songs also provides an inside look into the album. The offer is only available for the first one million downloaders. Read more »

HTC giving away $25 Play Store credit with HTC One purchase

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In a bid to attract even more buyers, HTC has announced that it will be giving away $25 worth of Google Play Store credit along with the purchase of every HTC One in the US.

In order to redeem this offer, you will have to purchase the HTC One on or before July 15, 2013. Once you do that, you will have to register the device with HTC and then you can redeem your $25 credit from the Play Store. This will let you download all the content available on the store, including apps, games, movies and TV shows, music, books and magazines. Read more »

Alleged Logitech gaming controller for iOS 7 leaks out

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A blurry image of what looks like an upcoming dedicated gamepad for iOS devices has made the rounds on the internet. Despite the far from perfect nature of the photo however, the large white Logitech G-series logo on the controller’s left side leaves little doubt about who its manufacturer is.

The gamepad appears designed as an enclosure around iPhone 5 or the latest generation iPod Touch. Read more »

CPU-Z arrives on Android

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Some of you may be familiar with CPU-Z. Designed for Windows PCs, it is the go-to application to find out detailed information about your system, from your CPU to motherboard, chipset, GPU, memory and much more. CPUID, the creators of this application, have now released a version of CPU-Z for Android.

As you can expect, CPU-Z on Android gives you lowdown on your device. It gives you information about your SoC, including the current clock speeds of all the CPU cores and the CPU load, system information, including software version and available free memory and storage space, battery statistics and readings from all the sensors on your device, including the accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope, etc. Read more »

An ASUS tablet, likely to be the second generation Nexus 7 stopped by the FCC

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A yet to be revealed ASUS made tablet, carrying a Nexus brand name has made an appearance at the FCC. The revealed specs of the upcoming slate make it more than likely to be the highly-anticipated second generation Google Nexus 7.

The specs of the ASUS tablet include a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, front and rear cameras, LTE radio, and a 4,000mAh battery. Read more »

Warner Bros. release ‘Man of Steel’ game for iOS and Android

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Another superhero movie, another movie tie-in game. It’s hardly a surprise then that Warner Bros. have followed the launch of the movie with a game for iOS and Android. Named identical to the movie, Man of Steel is now available on the App Store (separate versions for iPhone and iPad) and the Play Store.

Man of Steel is a third person action game where you engage enemies one at a time. It has the same basic gameplay method that was pioneered by Infinity Blade, where you have to swipe on the screen to attack your enemy and then press buttons on the screen to dodge their attacks. Read more »

Microsoft releases Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers for the iPhone

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Microsoft has released a version of Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers for the iPhone. Although not quite the full Office suite that everyone was expecting, Office Mobile will let Office 365 users view and edit their Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents stored online right on their iPhone.

With Office Mobile, you can access documents stored on SkyDrive, SkyDrive Pro or SharePoint. You can view as well as edit the documents within the app and it keeps a tab of your recently opened documents. All changes made are instantly saved online but if you don’t have a connection you can continue editing the document and the changes will be uploaded as soon as your iPhone is connected to the internet. Read more »

Google updates Play Music and Google+ apps for Android

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Google has released updates for both the Play Music and the Google+ for Android. First up, the Play Music features faster downloading of songs, which means songs you have stored online in your account are downloaded much quicker than before.

Other changes include new settings for mobile network bandwidth usage, search quality improvement and reduced data usage overall. Read more »

Watch the Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare gameplay video here

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I’ll admit, when I first heard about PvZ: Garden Warfare, I wasn’t particularly thrilled at the direction the franchise was taking and it just came across as an attempt by EA to milk it for its popularity. But I must say, having watched the new gameplay video, I’m glad that I was wrong and this might just turn out to be one of the most fun games of all time.

EA showed the Garden Warfare gameplay footage when they announced the game at E3. It is a 3D, third person shooter, as expected but the co-operative multiplayer is what makes this game seem so much fun. In the video below, you will see four players assume the role of four different plants, which are all decked in glorious 3D thanks to the almighty Frostbite 3 engine, the same stuff that is powering Battlefield 4. You play together and fight against the hordes of zombies attacking you. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy NX leaks out in press and live images

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A week before its scheduled announcement, the previously tipped Samsung Galaxy NX appeared in press and live images. The photos confirm that Samsung is about to release a mirrorless camera which boots Android – right in line with what Samsung’s CEO JK Shin told the press today.

As you can see in the image above, the yet to be revealed Samsung Galaxy NX is way different from the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 cases by Cygnett hands-on

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Being one of the fastest growing designers and makers of mobile accessories, Cygnett naturally released a range of Samsung Galaxy S4 cases. Created in Australia, Cygnett products aim to bring design flare and substance into one package – enough to get me curious enough to want to spend time with them.

With tens of millions Samsung Galaxy S4 units expected to be sold, it is hardly a surprise that there’s an overwhelming amount of cases available for the Korean smartphone flagship. Starting with the offerings by Cygnett, I will try and cover some of the notable players in this field, worthy of your attention. Read more »

Samsung CEO confirms there’s an Android-powered mirrorless camera on the way

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Samsung CEO JK Shin has been talking to the press about the Galaxy S4 sales and patent disputes, but somehow in the middle of all that he confirmed that the company is working on two Android-powered cameras.

One is a mirrorless camera and will presumably be part of Samsung’s NX series (allegedly called the Galaxy NX) and the other will be the Galaxy Camera 2. Read more »

Google updates its Gesture Search to identify more than 40 languages

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Google’s Gesture Search – the nifty Android capability which lets you quickly access contacts, settings, applications and more through the use of on-screen gestures – has received an update which extends its character recognition to cover over 40 new languages.

New native character support also supports pinyin for Chinese language gestures. Read more »