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Facebook Camera app on iOS gets an update, new name

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It appears that we are not done with the Apple-related Facebook news, as the company just released an update for the iOS version of its camera app.

The first change you are going to notice after you apply the version 1.0.2. update is the Facebook Camera app has been given a new screen name – Camera•. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III can connect to anything, demonstrates it on video

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Samsung’s flagship the Galaxy S III is among the most capable Android mobile devices on the market today and its powers aren’t confined to just raw computing power and a great display.

The S III is quite the connectivity beast, as tech blog AndroidNZ was eager to demonstrate in a lengthy video. They put the Galaxy S III through its paces by hooking it up to various devices, flash drives, hard disks and other gadgets to see if it delivers. Read more »

BlackBerry PlayBook can emulate iOS as well?

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By now we’re all familiar with the PlayBook’s ability to run Android apps, but a video has surfaced allegedly showing iOS running on the RIM tablet.

Codenamed ‘Brine’, the emulator is shown running a plethora of iOS games, as well as the TomTom navigation system. Read more »

iOS 6 beta download links now available, you can try it if you want

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Links to the iOS 6 beta are going live all over the place and you can now get it through both legitimate and slightly shady ways and experience the new iOS release before its official fall launch.

Maypalo has posted download links to the iOS 6 beta for the iPhone 4, 4S and 3GS, iPad 2 and 3 and the 4th generation iPod Touch. Read more »

Takhti 7 is a 7″ dual-core ICS tablet that costs just $165

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It’s time for another episode of “ultra cheap Android tablet from a little known maker”. This time it’s the Takhti 7, a 7″ Ice Cream Sandwich tablet. It packs a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage.

So, what can this tablet offer that a Kindle Fire can’t (besides a slightly tweaked Android 4.0)? Well, there’s a microSD card slot, HDMI port and a front-facing camera. Read more »

Android Ice Cream Sandwich gets twice as fast thanks to Linaro, the future looks even brighter

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There’s no arguing that Android could feel a little sluggish at times, especially when faced with less capable hardware. Even in its latest, Ice Cream Sandwich release, Google’s mobile OS feels like it could do with more code optimization. And that’s exactly what the Linaro team has done.

The indie developers created an optimized, faster and streamlined Android 4.0.4 build called Linaro, which performs up to 100 percent faster than the AOSP (stock) version. Read more »

Max Payne Mobile coming to Android on June 14, here’s a list of supported devices

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Although the iOS version of Max Payne Mobile was launched back in April, the Android version got lost in translation and was delayed indefinitely. That is until now.

Rockstar has announced that the game will be available this Thursday, that is June 14 for $2.99 and features HD graphics, high-resolution textures, Social Club connectivity, user-customizable controls and gamepad support for select USB controllers. Read more »

Apple quietly upgrades the Mac Pro, discontinues the 17-inch MacBook Pro

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It seems the company’s flagship product, the Mac Pro, was not worthy of a mention at the WWDC keynote yesterday because the product has received a quiet update after the event was over. Unfortunately, if you have been waiting for a significant update to this product, you are in for a disappointment.

The biggest change here are the new CPU. You now have three models, in quad-core, 12-core and server configurations. Read more »

Apple releases new iPad Smart Case for the iPad 2 and the new iPad

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You may have already seen the Smart Cover for the iPad 2 and the new iPad. While extremely intelligent, it’s biggest flaw was that it only covered the display on the front while leaving the back open for scratches.

Apple has now announced the new iPad Smart Case that not just covers the display but also the back. It behaves similar to the Smart Cover, where the top folds back and forms a stand to place the iPad in various positions. It also has the magnets that make the iPad automatically go to sleep when you place the cover over the display. But the new part is a complete coating for the back that ensures full protection for your iPad 2 or the new iPad. Read more »

Apple’s WWDC keynote is now available for your streaming pleasure

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Traditionally, the video from Apple’s WWDC keynote has been made available to stream directly from its own website – all two hours of it to pe precise. This means that everyone who wasn’t present at the event now has the opportunity to experience it, albeit a few hours later than it happened.

You will be able to hear all the Siri jokes, along with the crowd’s reaction to them. Read more »

Apple announces the next generation Macbook Pro with a Retina Display

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Apple just announced the next generation Macbook Pro. The notebook boasts a 15.4″ Retina Display and cutting edge hardware, tucked in a body, which is 1.8cm thin (0.71 inches) and weighs only 2kg (4.46 pounds).

Naturally, the Retina Display of the newcomer is the biggest attention grabber. The screen sports the mesmerizing resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels, which adds up to a pixel density of 220ppi, and a total of 5,184,000 pixels. Read more »

OS X Mountain Lion to hit the Mac App Store in July for $19.99

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Apple just announced the market availability of the latest version of their OS X computer platform. OS X Mountain Lion was first unveiled in February and is now about to graduate from beta and is heading towards the Mac App Store, where it will be available in July. Apple’s official repository will exclusively offer the new release so don’t bother looking for it elsewhere.

OS X Mountain Lion brings a number of new features and tweaks, most notably iCloud integration, voice dictation as well as several iPad-inspired extras. The upgrade price is the pretty reasonable $19.99 and the same fee applies for both Lion and Snow Leopard users. Read more »

MacBook Air and Pro updated with Ivy Bridge processors, USB 3.0 ports, faster graphics

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Apple WWDC is off to a good start and among the first announcements in the event’s keynote speech is the refresh of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lineups. Both lineups are getting the latest IvyBridge processors by Intel. And yes, the 17-inch MacBook Pro is getting axed off the production line.

The MacBook Airs now can be rigged with processors up to 2.0Ghz dual-core i7 (with Turbo boost up to 3.2Ghz). The RAM options go as high as 8GB and the SSD options reach the spectacular 500GB. That’s 500GB SSD. The read speeds for the SSD drives has gone up to 500Mbps too, so it’s double the one on the current SSD drives used in the Airs. Read more »

Video stabilization tested: Samsung Galaxy S III vs. HTC One X

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Real-time video stabilization is available on both the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X. We already did a comprehensive shootout between those two, but we thought you might find it interesting how they fare in this particular challenge.

Both phones have 1080p-capable 8MP cameras and quad-core processors, but their video-recording capabilities are not exactly the same. Read more »

Apple App Store passes 30 billion downloads mark, $5 billion paid to developers

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Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has just announced the iOS App Store has passed the 30 billion download milestone.

Today the App Store has more than 650 000 apps, 225 000 of them specifically designed for the iPads. There are also 400 million App Store accounts from 120 countries around the world with attached credit cards to them. Read more »