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‘Paper Monsters’ for iOS and Android game review

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Some of you may be familiar with Paper Monsters, which was released on iOS back in January this year. While it took its time, the Android version of the game has finally been released and is now available on Google Play.

For those who don’t know, Paper Monsters is a side scrolling ‘2.5D‘ game involving characters and environment made out of paper. Let’s take a closer look at it. Read more »

Google said to be working on an AirPlay alternative for Android and Google TV

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Apple’s AirPlay is a fantastic feature. You connect your Apple TV and then you just beam content from your iOS and OS X device wirelessly with no setup required. It just works. Unfortunately, it just works on Apple’s devices.

Google is now said to be working on a similar feature for it’s own set of products, namely, Android and Google TV. Unlike Apple’s version, however, Google’s service will be open and will allow other software and hardware vendors to implement it in their products. Read more »

PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ beats Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ to become YouTube’s most popular video

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Unless you spent the last four months in a Himalayan cave, you may have seen South Korean singer PSY’s video ‘Gangnam Style’ by now, several times, to the point where you don’t want to watch it ever again. A lot of people have done the same, which is why the video is now the most watched video in the history of YouTube.

The video, which at last count had 805,055,375 views since it was uploaded on July 15, 2012, just went past the previous record holder, which was Canadian singer Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ that at last count had 803,732,561 views but was uploaded over two years ago, on February 19, 2010. Read more »

Will.i.am ready to kit your iPhone with a 14MP camera (for real)

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Singer and musician Will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas) is getting ready to release its own line of iPhone accessories. But these are not your run-of-the-mill accessories, we’re talking serious stuff. His lineup will be called i.am+ and the first accessory will be shell, which adds a real 14MP camera to the smartphone.

“We have our own sensor and a better flash. You dock you phone into our device and it turns you smartphone into a genius-phone. We take over the camera.” – says Will.i.am. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III mini comes back, hasn’t grown up

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The Samsung Galaxy S III mini stops by our office for a second time – the first time we did a preview and we’ll do a full review now. Before we start, we put it in front of our camera and give you a quick reminder of what the S III mini offers.

In a “Honey, I shrunk the kids” moment, Samsung took the Galaxy S III and created a mini version of it, dropping the screen size from the pocket-busting 4.8” to the much more manageable 4”. Read more »

Here are some of the best iOS app sales and then some

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After telling you all about the greatest deals we could find in the Google Play store yesterday, today we thought it’s high time to scour the Apple iOS AppStore and bring you the best deals this week. I have the honor of taking you through the titles that had their prices slashed today or a day or two ago.

The links I’ve prepared point to the online version of the US AppStore, but usually you can find the same app in your own regional stores at (relatively) the same discount. Ok, let’s not waste any more time and get to the lists. Read more »

Amazon drops the price of its 7″ 8GB Kindle Fire to £99 for Black Friday

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As you’ve probably learned by now, today is Black Friday in the US, but Amazon is bringing some of the price slashing action to its UK store as well. In fact, the company has been doing so the entire past week, but now they caught our eye by cutting the price of its 7″ Kindle Fire by £30.

Now you can buy the last-gen 7″ 8GB Kindle Fire for £99 (with special offers) or £109, if you don’t want to have sponsored screensavers on your device. Read more »

Apple’s international Black Friday sale is live today and only today

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As expected, Apple Stores throughout the world now offer a special sale on many items and it’s valid only today. Some of the stores were down last time I checked, but I’m sure patience will be rewarded.

Currently some of the most popular Apple devices cost roughly 8% off. That means you can get the latest iPad for about 40 US dollars/euro less than the regular price.

The latest iPod Touch can be had for around 30 US dollars/euro less and finally, most of the MacBooks are down by 100 US dollars/euro as well. Read more »

Nook HD and Nook HD+ go on sale in the UK

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After being announced back in September, the new Nook HD and Nook HD+ have finally gone on sale, in the UK for now. Those who pre-ordered theirs from Barnes & Noble online store should get it this week or you could purchase them from stores such as John Lewis, Argos, Asda, Dixons, Sainsbury, Waitrose, Blackwell’s and Foyles in the UK.

For those who don’t know, the Nook HD and Nook HD+ are Barnes & Noble’s answer to Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ respectively. Read more »

Samsung shows off upcoming Premium Suite for Note 10.1 in a video

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Samsung has announced a Premium Suite update for the Galaxy Note 10.1, which will be provided with the upcoming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update whenever it is released. They have now released a lengthy video that shows these new features in action.

Most of the features in the Premium Suite extend upon the existing features in the Note 10.1. For example, the multi-window app functionality now lets you run several apps simultaneously and even increase their size. The Air View feature, borrowed from the Note II, lets you hover over content in default Samsung apps and preview them. The clipping feature lets you cut images from web pages and send them or add to documents. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 820 completes our battery life tests, here are the results

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The Nokia Lumia 820 is our first brush with the Finnish company’s next generation of Windows Phone handsets. It has a relatively small battery (1650mAh), smaller than even HTC’s Windows Phone 8X juice pack. And that one certainly didn’t impress us much with its battery life.

The Lumia 820 has a dual-core Krait processor running at 1.5GHz inside (like most other WP8 phones) so we don’t expect this to make any difference, but that 4.3” AMOLED screen probably will. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 920 gets the rough treatment again, the abuse knows no boundaries

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Today, we welcome the third installment in this series of Nokia Lumia 920 torture tests. This time around, it finally meets its proverbial maker.

Not long ago, we saw the Nokia Lumia 920 star in a video where its build quality was tested by a key, a knife and a hammer, after it was subjected to a drop test. Read more »

US Turkey day sees lots of app discounts in the Google Play Store

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As part of the Thanksgiving celebration and the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday, many apps in the Google Play Store are have received reduced prices.

We already knew Gameloft was having a sale on some of its games, but some Reddit users have managed to find a huge growing number of other bargain priced apps earlier today. Here go the more popular among them. Read more »

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 gets its ICS update at long last

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Samsung is finally reseeding the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Tab 8.9. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 didn’t gain much traction though I have always considered this screen size to provide the best combination of portability and big-screen user experience.

Back in July, Samsung started seeding an Ice Cream Sandwich update to most of its tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 was on the list but the update for it was stopped in its tracks due to some pending issues.

Now, we hear, the updates are seeding again. But seriously? An Ice Cream Sandwich update in the end of December? Read more »

Google expands indoor navigation to desktop Google Maps, adds thousands of new floor plans

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A while back Google unveiled indoor plans for Google Maps on Android smartphones. As of today, the service is also available on the desktop web version, which you probably use on your computer.

Not only that, but the map data is no longer limited to places in France, but has now been expanded to include select locations and places of interest in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Japan, the UK, the US, Sweden, and Switzerland. Read more »