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Here’s a video showing off an Intel-based Tizen OS

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Here’s the first official peek at Intel’s Tizen overlay dubbed Obsidian. It’s probably a very early build as you can see that the animations aren’t all that polished but we get too see what sort of UI dynamics Intel is planning for its own Tizen version.

The UI starts off with an All Apps drawer which is reminiscent of Android and features flat icons navigated by means of side-swipes. More after the break. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 screen got a UL certification for Display image quality thanks to its accurate Adobe RGB support

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 scored a second certificate from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), this one for its screen. The 5″ Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution achieves 97% coverage of the Adobe RGB, which can represent about 35% more color ranges than sRGB.

Earlier this year, the Galaxy S4 received another UL certification – one for its eco-friendliness – and one from TCO as well. Read more »

Samsung reportedly ordered 12 million 12.2″ IGZO displays from Sharp to make tablets

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With an uninspiring Galaxy Tab 10.1 refresh out of the way, Samsung may be looking to produce something more interesting – Korean site ETNews claims that a 12.2″ tablet is on the way.

Samsung has reportedly partnered with Sharp to deliver 2—2.5 million 12.2″ screens a month for a total of about 12 million panels per quarter. The two companies announced they will work closer after Samsung bought a 3% stake in Sharp. Read more »

Adobe Lightroom 5 released, priced at $149

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Adobe has released Lightroom 5, the next major version of its photo editing software for Windows and OS X. A beta was released back in April and since then Adobe has fixed more than 400 bugs to bring you this final version.

The latest version brings along several new features, such as advanced healing brush, upright function to adjust tilted subjects, smart previews, video slideshows, highlight and shadow recovery, improved photo book creation, location based organization and much more. Read more »

Watch thirty minutes of Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-E3 gameplay preview here

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On the eve of E3 2013, Activision took to the stage to showcase their upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts to the world.

What we have here is tons of actual gameplay footage and interviews with the team behind the game all packed into a nearly half an hour long video. So sit back and get your dose of some Call of Duty action. Read more »

Apple updates its WWDC app with feature enhancements and bug fixes

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Apple released its official WWDC app almost a week ago and the Cupertino giant has now updated its application with a few feature enhancements and bug fixes to improve the user experience.

The latest version of the WWDC for iOS allows you to stream videos over AirPlay even if it the device is locked or there’s a phone call incoming. Read more »

Images of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Golden Brown color surface

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Samsung officially announced its Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 earlier this the week. At the announcement, the Koreans only confirmed white color option, but now the images of the Golden Brown variant of both slates have leaked courtesy of the popular evleaks. Twitter account.

To recap the specifications of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, the tablet comes with an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Read more »

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare posters appear at E3 venue

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The original Plants vs. Zombies is one of the most popular 2D tower defense game around regardless of the platform. A sequel in the form of Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time! is expected later this month. But it seems EA has some other plans for the series as well.

Spotted at the E3 venue were these posters of something called Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. By the looks of it, this game is going to be in 3D and may actually feature first or third person shooting elements. What the gameplay would be like is anybody’s guess but it does seem markedly different from the other two games. Read more »

Samsung SHV-E330S, supposedly a Galaxy S4 with LTE Advanced and Snapdragon 800, shows up in AnTuTu scores

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship phone is split into two versions – with Snapdragon 600 chipset and with Exynos 5 SoC. Could there be a third one with Snapdragon 800? Quite possibly, according to an AnTuTu benchmark result for the SHV-E330S, which showed up with a 2.3GHz CPU.

That is supposedly the Galaxy S4 LTE Advanced model for Samsung’s home country of South Korea (which is where the benchmark was run too). Read more »

Windows Phone 8 Blue screenshots show early version of a notification center

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A reddit user managed to stumble upon a developer unit of the Nokia Lumia 920 that he purchased from eBay. Much to his surprise, however, he found several features not found on the existing version of Windows Phone 8 and something Microsoft may have been saving for later.

Chief among these discoveries is an early version of a notification center. Microsoft has admitted previously to not being able to include a notification center in Windows Phone 8 because it ran out of time but you could expect to see it in the next major version and what you see above could be it. Read more »

Official Man of Steel game trailer comes ahead of iOS and Android launch

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As Man of Steel is gathering popularity Warner Bros is keen to boost the hype even further. Just before the movie’s release we got a trailer of the upcoming game for Android and iOS.

The trailer contains gameplay footage detailing some combos, the flying, the graphics and confirms the June 14 release date. Unfortunately, we got no info on how much the game will cost. Read more »

Mobile wars – UK HTC, Samsung and LG trade blows on Twitter

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Oh dear! They say competition is the mother of progress but this is latest childish outbursts are mostly great for a laugh or inspiring fanboy wars depending on how seriously you take things.

After the Mobile Awards in the UK event concluded HTC’s UK decided to poke its rival Samsung on Twitter after winning Hottest phone of 2013 with the HTC One. After boasting about its victory the HTC UK Twitter account added an “Ouch @SamsungMobileUK”, which spurred the events to follow. Read more »

Viber is now blocked in Saudi Arabia, Skype and WhatsApp might follow suit

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The free internet messenger and calls service Viber has been shut down in Saudi Arabia as it has failed to comply with local regulations. The Communications and Information Technology Commission in the country has also issued a warning it’ll do the same to other applications and services that don’t comply with the regulations.

Quarts reports that Viber. Skype and WhatsApp have received a warning from the Saudi telecommunications regulator back in March. The shutdown could be a result of a failure of Viber to provide the CITC a local server to monitor user activity. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 928 vs Galaxy S4 impromptu flash shootout: xenon vs. LED

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While preparing the full review of the Nokia Lumia 928, we were quite curious what its Xenon flash is capable of. We had a Samsung Galaxy S4 around so we decided to do an impromptu shootout in low light conditions. We’ve prepared a set of samples from both devices for you to see, both with and without flash under the same conditions.

The entire marketing blitz surrounding the Nokia Lumia 928 has been built around its camera’s low light prowess. The samples we are about to show you now are not about that (or at least, not entirely).

With OIS built-in, the device surely commands plenty of attention, but now we are concentrating on the flash performance of the two models. Hit the break to see how they fared. Read more »

Temple Run: Brave is now available on Windows Phone

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Temple Run has been one of the biggest hits in the recent times and yet another release of the popular game, Temple Run: Brave, is now available for Windows Phone 8 users.

Temple Run: Brave comes from the joined forces of Imangi and Disney and features the main character from the movie, Merida. However, the basic gameplay mechanic in this game remains quite similar to the original Temple Run. Read more »