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Apple brought the MacBook naming mess to the iPad, will the iPhone follow?

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One key bit of information, delivered at today’s iPad event, is that Apple is adopting its Mac naming scheme for the iPad series. So instead of introducing the iPad 3, or the iPad HD, or whatever other name they come up with, the Cupertino guys just called it iPad. Yeap, just like the first Apple slate.

So now we have the iPad succeeding the iPad 2, which in turn came to replace the iPad. This means that the iPad 2 is hotter than the iPad, but not as hot as the iPad. Confusing right? Read more »

Official Foursquare app hits Bada

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If Foursquare is your social network of choice and you happen to have a Bada handset we have some great news for you. The official app has just landed at the Samsung Apps repository and is available as a free download to anyone interested.

Previously, Bada users had to resort to the Foursquare mobile version, but now they got their own apps to deliver the functionality of the popular network. The app is compatible with all versions of the Samsung proprietary OS, so you should be invited to the party no matter what Bada smartphone you have. Read more »

Toshiba lets you peak at its 13.3-inch Tegra 3 powered tablet concept

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At CES earlier in the year, Toshiba showcased three of their slates destined to hit the market later in the year. Among them was a 13.3-inch Android-running tablet concept, which was shrouded in mystery.

Well, it is still as mysterious as before, but now Pocket Lint have got some face to face time with the 13.3-inch slate concept and the headlines look great. Read more »

FTW service will sync yours game progress across all devices and platforms

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This probably sounds familiar to most of you. You are in the mood for some Angry Birds or Where’s My Water action on your smartphone, and later, you hit them up on a tablet or a laptop only to find out that the progress you’ve made earlier hasn’t synced up with your other devices. I know that feeling.

Fret no more, because there’s a service in the works called FTW, which will take care of all your game syncing across every modern gaming platform there is. Read more »

Alleged photo of next iPad shows iPad HD name, home button on board

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Apple’s event will start in a few short hours and the iPad 3, rumors are flying high. The name “iPad HD” is mentioned quite often as the actual name of the next-gen product and there are even some leaked shots of the box to support that.

A retina display with quadruple the resolution is perhaps the most popular (and most probable) rumor, but the alleged photo of the new screen was declared as fake soon after it hit the web. Here’s the Retina display image that was sent out: Read more »

Next SimCity game gets two more trailers, promises of availability in 2013

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SimCity, the game that started a whole new genre, is getting a new version in 2013. The news was confirmed by the developers from EA and Maxis and we even got a couple of trailers to go with it.

The next SimCity title is going to be powered by Maxis’ proprietary GlassBox Engine and should offer an unmatched level of fine detail. There will also be deeper social integration with neighboring cities will directly affect one another. Read more »

Opera Mini 6.5 lands on BlackBerry smartphones

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Opera Software just announced the availability of its Opera Mini 6.5 mobile browser on yet another platform. The native version of the popular data-saving browser just hit the BlackBerry App World and, if you happen to have a BlackBerry OS smartphone, you can have it right away.

You need to be running version 4.2.1 or later of the BlackBerry OS, no matter your carrier or country. This means that Opera Mini will be available on every half decent BlackBerry device, but the PlayBook tablet. Read more »

Office 15 goes Metro UI, brings many improvements

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We’ve already had a peek at the Metro-styled Office 15 running on ARM, but since Microsoft is testing the Technical Preview of their highly popular office productivity suite, we can have a closer look at the desktop version of the apps.

Word, Excel and the rest have gotten touch friendly and with many new features to simplify editing and reading documents. Read more »

Firefox for Nokia N9 gets Flash support

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Just as promised, Nokia delivered Flash support for its N9 MeeGo flagship. Since Adobe officially abandoned the development of its mobile Flashplayer, it was down to the smartphone’s manufacturer to deliver it.

Well, the MeeGo-compatible Flashplayer is now available as a free download from the Ovi store and you can try it right away. There is a catch though – you will need to be using the recently released Firefox browser as it is the only one to support the plugin. Read more »

U.S. Judge orders Google and Motorola to give Apple their Android Development secrets

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As strange as it might seem, U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Posner has ordered Google and Motorola to hand over development details of the Android operating system to Apple.

Not only that, but Motorola Mobility must also provide Apple information regarding its pending acquisition by Google. Read more »

Nokia N9 PR1.2 new features detailed

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The new update to MeeGo on the N9 has been available since last week, and now we have some details on what exactly has been added.

The most notable is the introduction of the Google Talk Video Call app, which is the first app to take advantage of the N9′s front-facing camera for video. Read more »

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 15-inch ultrabook announced along with three V3 Series laptops

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CeBIT is underway and Acer just unveiled a new ultrabook – the Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 – along with three laptops for non-ultra users – the Aspire V3 Series. The M3 is a 15″ ultrabook and features an un-ultrabookish DVD drive. The V3 Series on the other hand come in 14″, 15.6″ and 17.3″.

The Timeline Ultra M3 measures just 20mm thick (not bad for 15″) and is made of an aluminum alloy. In the fairly thin package you get enough room for a HDD+SSD combo. You can go SSD-only if you want. Read more »

The Apple AppStore is having a wee bit of a hiccup all day

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Your payment method is not valid in this Store. Frustrating, isn’t it? This is the error AppStore users around the world are getting when trying to buy an app and they are requested a verification on the credit card.

Furthermore, users who need to change their payment method can’t do it and then can’t go back to the old one. Read more »

Angry Birds Seasons getting a new Cherry Blossom update

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Angry Birds Seasons is going to get a new themed update this week – Cherry Blossom.

There are no video teasers, just this Facebook picture for now. Read more »

Nokia N9 gets rooted with the just-released Inception tool

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The MeeGo-running Nokia N9 is much beloved by its owners, but it seems that it wasn’t quite the Linux-powered phone that some hoped it would be. Those people like to pick and choose their software components (including stuff like kernel modules) and now they can.

They can use the newly released tool – called Inception – to root their N9 and disable the Aegis security system. Here’s what you can do after using Inception that you can’t do with an un-rooted Nokia N9: Read more »