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Apple will offer the last compatible version of apps to users with older devices

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With most of the Apple community eagerly waiting for the release of iOS 7 tomorrow, the Cupertino giant showed that it has not forgotten the users of older iOS hardware. Users of Apple devices which will not receive iOS 7 will be automatically offered the last compatible version of the iOS apps they are trying to download going forward.

The new feature will activate when users attempt to download an app which is no longer supported by their firmware. Read more »

Here are the new ASUS PadFone Infinity promo videos

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ASUS launched a duo of promo videos alongside the newly announced PadFone Infinity. Unsurprisingly, the pair of video clips is focused on the hardware highlights of the Android powerhouse.

The first video showcases the PadFone Infinity and its tablet docking station. Read more »

Watch the Burberry London fashion show as shot by an Apple iPhone 5s

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Apple and the popular fashion retailer Burberry had earlier announced that the Burberry London fashion show would be shoot using the recently unveiled Apple iPhone 5s. As proclaimed, Burberry has captured the entire event with the help of iPhone 5s and the fashion house has now posted the video in question.

The video that is shot exclusively with the iPhone 5s lasts for about 15 minutes and shows us what the camera on the latest iPhone is capable of. Read more »

Alleged parts of iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 hint at possible color options of the tablets

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The back casings of both the iPad 5 and the iPad Mini 2 have been leaked a few times already and we even saw the images of the upcoming iPad alongside its predecessor. With Apple’s next-generation tablets rumored to be launched in the coming month, the leaks intensity is picking up.

The latest leak, which shows the alleged SIM card tray slot of both the iPad 5 and the iPad Mini, suggest that the upcoming Apple tablets might be available in different hues. Read more »

EA Sports FIFA 14 for iOS gets a grand release on NZ App Store, available for all iDevices free of cost

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The franchise of EA Sports FIFA has been one of the most exciting games on all the platforms. EA Sports has officially released its latest edition of the game, the FIFA 14 for all iOS devices. The company has unveiled its newest game on the App Store meant for New Zealand region and for the first time, the game is available on the mobile platform well before its launch on PC’s and other consoles.

EA Sports FIFA 14 will be available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for free. However, you need to make in-app purchases to unlock premium features of the game. Read more »

First Apple iPhone 5c TV ad goes online

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The iPhone 5s alongside the iPhone 5c are both going to launch on September 20 in a select number of countries, and Apple is preparing for its marketing strategy to kick into gear. The plastic iPhone 5c saw its first commercial start rolling out today.

In the commercial Apple is using the theme of liquid plastic gradually forming the shape of the iPhone 5c. The same theme was used earlier at the iPhone 5s official announcement, too. Read more »

BBM coming to Android and iOS as early as this week, no exclusivity

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An earlier report on Twitter from Samsung Nigeria confirmed that BlackBerry’s popular BBM messaging platform will be coming to Android and iOS quite soon.

Although it won’t be a three-month exclusive to Samsung as was initially speculated, BBM could hit Google Play and the iOS App Store as early as this Friday. Read more »

China Unicom announces that 100,000 iPhone 5s and 5c phones were pre-ordered

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It’s been days since the pre-order for the iPhone 5c started and yet Apple hasn’t bragged about the millions of iPhones it has sold in the first 24 hours. The iPhone 5, for example, scored 2 million pre-orders in the short time period, the 4S managed a million and the iPhone 4 scored 600,000 pre-orders in the first 24 hours way back in 2010.

So, what’s going on with the iPhone 5c, is it doing equally well? China Unicom, the county’s second biggest carrier, has reported that 100,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s have been made (and they only started taking them today). Pre-ordered iPhone 5c units will arrive by September 21, while the 5s is listed as out of stock right now. Read more »

LG G Pad 8.3 could cost as little as $299 according to Chinese sources

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The LG G Pad 8.3 is a FullHD slate by LG with reasonable specs, which we saw and liked at IFA 2013.

We’ve been in the loop of its availability and know it will hit at least 30 countries by the end of the year but we haven’t heard a whisper about its pricing. Well, sources coming from China indicate a price tag of $299, which would position the 8.3″ slate as a serious contender to something like the Google Nexus 7 (2013). Read more »

Fujifilm announces the new entry-level X-A1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

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Fujifilm has announced the new X-A1 camera, the fourth in the line of the mirrorless interchangeable lens X-series cameras and also the cheapest one so far.

The X-A1 has a 16.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with an ISO range of up to 25,600 and can shoot videos in 1080p at 30fps. On the back is a 3.0-inch, 920k dot display with tilt functionality. The X-A1 also has Wi-Fi to wirelessly upload images to social networking websites and to mobile devices using Fujifilm’s app. Read more »

Android Device Manager will soon feature remote password changing and device locking options

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Google recently launched its own service, which allows you to locate your misplaced Android smartphone and to protect your privacy if your device is stolen. Initially, the latest service came with ability to locate your smartphone on Google Maps via the Device Manager website.

The Android Device Manager also offered you to wipe your device’s data or make your smartphone ring from the web interface. Now, it looks like Google is also set to add a few more features to its service, according to the leaked APK of the upcoming version of Google Play Service. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 will support multi-user functionality in the nearest future

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on board, but unfortunately, both the slates does not come with all the goodies of the 4.2 version. It looks like Samsung omitted the multi-user capabilities for both the tablets in its final software.

However, Samsung has will be adding support for the multi-user functionality on both the tablets through their upcoming respective software updates. Read more »

BlackBerry Messenger for Android leaks in APK form, doesn’t do anything yet

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BlackBerry’s BBM messaging platform has leaked for Android today on the XDA Developers forums. The app itself, while functioning, is pretty much useless as it fails to register with BBM servers and thus still doesn’t do anything.

The app is reported to currently be able of running only on whitelisted devices, which we presume are dev units inside the BlackBerry HQ. Read more »

Tokyo Apple store staff moves in to save dedicated iPhone fans waiting in line from typhoon

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We’re still several days away from the September 20 iPhone 5s/5c global release date, but dedicated customers are already out camping in front of some stores such as the Tokyo Ginza Apple, where looming typhoon warnings cleared the streets. In turns out, in Japan not even extremely bad weather can scare away the people willing to be among the first to buy one of the new iPhones.

fortunately for these dedicated would-be iPhone owners, the Apple staff was kind enough to open their doors early and bring the customers inside until the threat had passed. Read more »

Jolla announces that Sailfish OS can run on Android phones and tablets, supports Android apps too

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Jolla just announced that its Sailfish OS has reached two-fold compatibility with Android – it can run Android apps but also the OS itself can run on Android phones. This is major news as it solves the two big problems facing any upstart OS – it’s difficult to get hardware manufacturers to make devices for it and difficult to get devs to make apps for it.

By the looks of it, if a maker wishes to have a spin, it could put Sailfish on a phone or tablet that was designed with Android in mind. Read more »