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avast! Mobile Security adds anti-theft features in the latest version

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avast! Mobile Security application for Android has received a major update in version 2.0 and now includes a very useful feature in the form of anti-theft protection. This features were initially found in the beta version but are now part of the main app. With the help of this feature, you will be able to locate your phone on a map and will also be able to use other commands such as remotely trigger a siren, remote lock and even remote wipe using the excellent web portal.

The application is also smart enough to send a message whenever it detects that the SIM has been swapped. This way, if someone steals your phone and swaps the SIM, you will be able to locate the phone on a map and also have the mobile number of the perpetrator, thus making it easier to find your phone. Read more »

Android running Nikon camera surfaces again, this time through pictures

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We have reported in the past about Nikon working on an Android based point and shoot camera. Nikon Rumors have now published some pictures that are allegedly of this yet to be announced camera.

The camera in question looks like your usual point and shooter from the front, until you get to the back where you’ll find a large touchscreen along with the usual physical Android navigation keys. Read more »

Apple became the most valuable company in history [Update: nope]

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With its shares’ price going past the $660 mark today, Apple reached a market capitalization of over $620 billion, thus becoming the most valuable company ever. The Cupertino based behemoth has taken the title from its rival Microsoft, which at one point was valued at $618.9 billion.

With the next generation iPhone and another iPad model lurking around the corner, we can reasonably expect Apple’s market capitalization to reach even bigger heights. Read more »

James Franco gets awesome with the Galaxy Note 10.1

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James Franco does more than act – apparently his resume includes being a writer, producer, director and…Galaxy Note 10.1 multitasker?

A cool new promo video shows off James Franco’s skills at multitasking with the latest and greatest slate from Samsung. Read more »

Plants vs. Zombies sequel coming in spring of 2013

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PopCap Games, the popular game developer and now an EA-owned company, has announced today that we’re in for a sequel of Plants Vs. Zombies, coming in late spring next year.

PvZ is one of the best known mobile games on Android and iOS (among others) and probably the most popular lane tower defense game ever. Its gameplay revolves around fending off hordes of hilariously quirky, awkward-dressed, zombies with a large selection of sharp-shooting plants. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is easy to repair, says iFixit

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The iFixit guys have no mercy – the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 couldn’t even go a week before being torn to pieces for the greater good. It didn’t put up much of a fight (and that’s a good thing) as there are only a few Philips screws and clips standing in your way when you need to open the tablet.

From then on things are pretty easy to detach. There are some oddities (the vibration motor is hooked up to the microSD card slot assembly), but the front and back cameras are separate components, so you can swap them out one at a time. Read more »

Samsung announce EX2F large sensor compact camera

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Samsung have released a successor to its EX1 (or TL500 in the US) large sensor compact camera.

The new camera features what Samsung claim is the brightest compact camera lens, complete with a 3-inch swiveling AMOLED screen of VGA resolution. Read more »

Sony unveils Exmor RS CMOS sensor for phones and tablets, does HDR video

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Sony has unveiled a new line of Exmor sensors, the stacked CMOS dubbed RS, meant for use in cameraphones and slates.

Expected to arrive in October the Exmor RS will come in two 8 MP and one 13 MP flavors. Read more »

Google Play Store gift cards set to arrive on August 26 in US stores

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We recently reported that Google has quietly added support for gift cards in the latest version of the Play Store application for Android but the feature has not been enabled or announced yet. That’s because they gift cards themselves aren’t available yet.

Well, it seems that’s about to change soon, as a leaked image from Target is confirming that the Play Store gift cards could be hitting their shelves as early as August 26. Read more »

Motorola XYBOARD Wi-Fi in the US gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update

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Motorola has announced that the XYBOARD Wi-Fi tablet in the US will soon be getting the Android 4.0.4 update. The update is available to both the XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 Wi-Fi models.

The following is the list of enhancements that you will find in the new update. Read more »

Jetpack Joyride comes to Android, sticks to Amazon’s Appstore for now

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Jetpack Joyride is one of the most popular game available for iOS and also one of the most requested for Android. Finally, after a year of releasing a game on iOS, developer Halfbrick Studios has ported the game over to Android.

Jetpack Joyride is a 2D side-scrolling game where you control Barry Steakfries who is strapped to a jetpack as he moves through a top-secret laboratory. Read more »

‘Puddle THD’ for Android game review

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Most mobile games are either available on both iOS as well as Android or are iOS exclusive. But turns out, there are a few games exclusive to Android as well.

One such game is Puddle THD. In fact, this game is so exclusive, that it only works on the devices running on the NVIDIA Tegra 3 hardware. We decided to take a look and see if it is worth five bucks. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition will hit the shelves of select retailers tomorrow

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In order to get a piece of the currently ongoing “back to school” sales frenzy in the United States, Samsung has released a Student Edition of its Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 slate. Set to go on sale in select retailers tomorrow, the tablet’s special edition bundle includes $100 worth of free accessories and an exclusive glossy white color.

The abovementioned free accessories include a keyboard dock and USB adapter, which supports USB flash drives, as well as peripherals such as USB mice. Read more »

ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 gets treated with an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

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Users of the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 got treated to a nice surprise today, as the manufacturer has begun seeding the promised update to Google’s latest Android Jelly Bean 4.1 over the air.

Expectedly the Adobe Flash functionality will disappear with the new OS version. Read more »

Motorola RAZR MAXX comes by our office with its friend, Android ICS

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The new Motorola RAZR family has a long distance runner in its family – the RAZR MAXX. The phone isn’t new and we’ve already reviewed the CDMA version for Verizon and the GSM version of the regular RAZR, but Motorola pushed out the ICS update about a month ago, so we thought we should put it through our review routine.

The Verizon version has been our battery test champ for quite a while now and no phone seems like it can dethrone it. We will, of course, do a battery test on this one too, just to check if there are any differences, but that will come later. Read more »