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Microsoft releases Windows 8 teaser ad

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With the release of their next operating system release just over a week from now, Microsoft is working hard to advertise the product and create public awareness. If you’re in the US you may have already seen Surface ads all over the place by now.

Microsoft has now released an ad for Windows 8 that will air on national television, shortly followed by several others. It’s a teaser ad that quickly goes through some of the Windows 8 features, such as the new Modern UI, multi-touch functionality and the ability to run applications side by side. Read more »

Echofon releases alpha version of Echofon for Android

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Echofon is a popular Twitter client that first started life as a Firefox extension but later was made into an iOS, OS X and Windows app. Now, an Android version of the application is being developed as well and to give you a taste on how things are going, the developers have released an alpha version of the app.

The first thing you’ll notice is that on Android, Echofon uses the new Holo theme, which makes it look right at home. Read more »

The alleged battery of the upcoming Apple iPad Mini emerges in leaked photos

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Alleged photos of the battery unit set to power the yet to be revealed Apple iPad Mini have emerged. The images reveal a 4490mAh battery, packing 16.7Whr of energy, running at 3.72 volts.

The above numbers mean that the alleged battery unit of the upcoming Apple slate is roughly three times larger than the iPhone 5′s battery, and about one third of the third generation iPad’s capacity. Read more »

Reuters confirms Apple event on October 23, likely to be for the iPad mini

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We reported couple of days ago that Apple will be holding an event on October 23 for the iPad mini. That information came courtesy the sources at AllThingsD.

Now Reuters have chimed in as well, confirming the exact same date for the next Apple event. The information comes from sources ‘familiar with the matter’. The sources did not mention what the event will be about exactly but it is fair to assume that it will be about the iPad mini. Read more »

‘Prince of Persia Classic’ for iOS and Android game review

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Prince of Persia Classic is a remake of the original 1989 Prince of Persia that started it all. There have been couple of remakes of this game in the past for mobile, one by Gameloft and the other by Ubisoft but since then they have been removed and replaced with this one.

We decided to give the latest version a try and see how this 23 year old wine tastes from a new bottle. Read more »

iOS6 jailbroken thanks to redsn0w, only tethered for now

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The popular jailbreaker’s tool redsn0w has received a major update today. The new version is not only capable of jailbreaking iOS6 on A4 devices (like the iPhone 4), but it also comes with enhanced functionality regarding iOS5-to-iOS5 restores, now that Apple doesn’t allow those any longer.

Unfortunately, the jailbreak solution is tethered-only, meaning that once you use it, you would have to connect your device to redsn0w every time you reboot it. Read more »

Latest LG Optimus G video ad is a compilation of mini-ads

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We don’t often get mobile phone video ads as long as the one we are about to show you. Technically, it’s not a movie as the name suggests. It’s a compilation of visually attractive mini ads for some of the key features of the Optimus G.

I admit, the vibe in the ads is kinda unusual and at times the metaphors used are kinda strange (such as a man flexing muscle to show the power behind the chipset), but still, they are kinda nice. Read more »

Dell announces new Windows 8-running PCs, lets you preorder now

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Dell is introduced its lineup of upcoming PCs, running the new Windows 8 operating system.

There’s the new tablet-slash-ultrabook called XPS 12, the XPS 13 ultrabook has received an Ivy Bridge update, while the XPS One 27 and Inspiron One 23 All-in-Ones got touch-enabled screens. All four are available for pre-order in the USA, Canada and select European countries with shipping expected to start on October 25. Read more »

Windows 8 prices revealed, you can pre-order it with or without a computer starting today

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Today we finally get to see all price options for Microsoft’s next-generation computer OS – the Windows 8. The OS will launch on Oct 26, but you can pre-order it on a DVD right now, if you absolutely need to have a disc. For the rest of us, the update would be available online for download and purchase via the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant for a cheaper price. The full Windows 8 Pro OS will be downloadable as well when you purchase the license separately.

Oh, yes, and the prices, of course. An online upgrade from Windows XP, Vista or 7 to Windows 8 Pro will cost you $40, as we’ve seen before. That’s a time-limited offer, valid only until January 31, 2013. But there are other options, too. Read more »

Apple iPad Mini to be announced on October 23, new rumors say

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Lately, it’s been quiet on the iPad Mini rumors side. When 10 Oct, the rumored invitation day, came and went, we started worrying that previous rumors have let us down. While this may be the case indeed, not all is lost, as new rumors suggest the announcement event has only been moved to October 23.

Today’s rumors are not any better than the last, but at least, they help keep our hopes high. Read more »

Kindle Paperwhite now up for pre-order in UK, France and Germany

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The Kindle Paperwhite finally made it across the pond. Amazon UK, France and Germany are already accepting pre-orders. UK users however, will be getting it a good month in advance.

Amazon UK has a suggested shipping date of 25 Oct, while both Amazon DE and Amazon FR expect it to launch on 22 Nov. The custom Paperwhite Leather Cover, which is capable of activating the reader magnetically, will be available around the same time, but it’s priced at the rather steep £31/€35. Read more »

Sony revamps its computer line-up, here are the prices for the new models

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Sony is busy revamping its computer lineup, bringing new devices in several categories. The VAIO Tap 20 and VAIO Duo 11 will be firsts for the US market, but more importantly we have pricing and launch dates.

Along with the additions of the new models, there’s one line that has been showed the door – the awesome (and wallet-punching) VAIO Z is nowhere to be found on the new roster. Read more »

Watch these three hilarious Apple Maps parody videos

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The deficiencies of the new Apple Maps app may not a laughing matter for the iOS users, but the rest of the world is not going to stop making jokes just because of that.

The latest portion of hilarity at the expense of the Apple Maps are three videos based on popular movies – The Dark Knight, The Hunger Games and The Shining. Read more »

Upcoming Gmail 4.2 for Android will brings pinch to zoom and swipe to delete gestures

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An upcoming version 4.2 of the Gmail app has been spotted in the wild and has two new features, one of which was right on top of the most requested features for this app.

Yes, v4.2 finally allows you to pinch to zoom within an email. If you’re someone like us who receives a ton of press releases every day or simply mails that are formatted for the big display on desktop computers, you’d know how useful this feature is. Read more »

Shadowgun: DeadZone public beta now available for NVIDIA Tegra 3 devices

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Madfinger has released the public beta of Shadowgun: DeadZone, a multiplayer version of the superb Shadowgun currently available on iOS and Android. Shadowgun: DeadZone is currently available for free (until the beta test lasts) and is only available on Android devices running NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset.

DeadZone is an exclusive, multi-player only version of the standard Shadowgun. You play in similar environments as Shadowgun but you now have multiple characters to choose from and instead of dumb AI enemies you will be against much tougher human ones. Read more »