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Google introduces in-app subscriptions in Google Play

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Google added the ability to purchase content from within the apps on the Play Store through in-app billing last year. This allowed developers to sell additional content to their users from within the app, content such as extra levels, extra currency to purchase in-game items and special abilities.

Google has now also added in-app subscription option to the Play Store. The difference between in-app billing and in-app subscription is that subscriptions are recurring and automatically renew themselves after a specific period. Read more »

CyanogenMod 9 changelog website goes live

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The popular CyanogenMod ROM for Android now has a dedicated site for all the latest updates.

If you have a Cyanogen-running device, this is an excellent way to track whether the build for it has been updated. Read more »

John Malkovich joins the club of Siri endorsing Hollywood celebrities

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Apparently, Apple’s iPhone 4S marketing blitz, involving Hollywood celebrities has the intended effect. The company just released two new ads starring another movie legend. This time, the person chatting with Siri is no other, but John Malkovich.

Malkovich takes the stage in two new TV spots, holding a white iPhone 4S. Read more »

Get great discounts on iOS, Android, OS X, Steam and other games thanks to the ‘Because We May’ campaign

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We just talked about some great discounts on EA games on the App Store. But why should iOS users have all the fun? Now thanks to the ‘Because We May’ campaign, you can get great discounts on Android, OS X and Steam as well.

The purpose of this campaign is simple. Developers should be allowed to price their apps as they please. If they want to drop their prices because they want to promote their titles, they should be free to do so. Through this campaign, some of the developers have come together and offered to price their games at a discounted rates for the duration of May 24 to June 1. It also helps highlight the application stores that give the freedom to the developers to price their games whatever they want to. Read more »

EA offering up to 85% off on iOS games

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If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, consider yourself lucky because EA is offering some pretty heavy discounts on its iOS titles, as much as 85% off on some.

The following are some of the popular titles along with their discounted price. Read more »

Fruit Ninja celebrates two year anniversary with a major update

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Fruit Ninja, one of the most popular mobile games of all time, is celebrating its two year anniversary and developer HalfbrickStudios has released a major update for the game.

Fruit Ninja now includes a new currency system in the form of the Starfruit. You get a thousand of these once you install the update and get more as you play the game. You will be able to use these in a new section called Gatsu’s Cart, where you will find additional items that give you special abilities. Read more »

Google updates Search app for iOS

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After a barrage of mediocre apps for iOS, Google has finally started to take the platform and its users seriously. Two weeks ago we saw the new Google+ for iOS, which not only bests its Android counterpart but also the stock Twitter and Facebook apps by a mile.

Google has now updated the Google Search app for the iPhone. This isn’t a brand new design as we have already seen it on the iPad last year but only now is it trickling down to the iPhone. Read more »

Microsoft to allegedly release iOS and Android version of Office in November

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Rumors have been flying around about a version of Microsoft Office for the iOS for a while now but now BGR is reporting that not only will there be a version of Office for iOS but also for Android and both will be launching together in November.

This information comes from one of their sources who has seen the application running on an iPad and says that it looks identical to the one we have seen before. After that image first came out, Microsoft later said that the screenshot in the picture was fake but The Daily, who leaked the screenshot, said it was authentic and that it was someone from Microsoft who demoed it to them. Read more »

Samsung adds a stylus slot on the Galaxy Note 10.1

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The Galaxy Note 10.1 has gone through yet another revision. This time, Samsung has added a slot on the side to hold the stylus – or the S Pen as they call it – when it is not being used.

Samsung had to slim down the stylus so that it could take up less place on the side but will be offering an S Pen Holder Kit, which has a much thicker form factor that should be a lot easier to use. Read more »

Samsung releases source code for the Galaxy Note ICS kernel

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Samsung has once again released the source code for the Galaxy Note. The difference between this release and the last one, however, is that the latest one includes the source code for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich kernel.

This should be great news for all the developers and modders who like to work on custom ROMs for this phone and the fact that it is based on ICS makes it even better. Read more »

Sony Xperia P struts its aluminum unibody in front of our camera, enchants with its WhiteMagic screen

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It’s an Xperia party in our office we welcome Mr. P on stage – a sharp-witted, aluminum clad gentleman. He’s a bit of a magician too, promising to show us WhiteMagic if we look at its screen closely enough.

The Sony Xperia P has an aluminum unibody design styled after the NXT series design with an illuminated transparent strip. The other thing on the outside – the 4″ qHD Reality display – also makes it unique among Sony’s current offerings as it contains a fourth white subpixel. Read more »

Apple retains position as world’s top brand

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The annual BrandZ study by market research agency Millward Brown has named Apple the top global brand for a second straight year.

The BrandZ report lists Apple’s brand value for 2012 at just under $183 billion, representing a 19% year-over-year increase. Read more »

VIA announces its $49 Android PC, poses a real threat to the Raspberry Pi

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Raspberry Pi, be very, very careful! You are not the only ultra cheap PC out there any more, as VIA launches its own fully functional computer, which costs next to nothing.

Dubbed “APC”, this cheap PC runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and carries a $49 price tag. This is slightly more expensive than the $25/$35 Raspberr Pi, but you also get better specs. Read more »

Mass Effect Infiltrator arrives on Android

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EA has released the Android version of the Mass Effect Infiltrator, introduced first on iOS back in February. The game is based on Mass Effect 3 but follows a different story line.

Even though the games are different, they are still connected. In fact it is recommended that you play this game before you start playing Mass Effect 3 because of the way this game affects your gameplay in ME3. As you play Infiltrator, your progress is logged and uploaded to Galaxy at War. If you complete this game you will get additional abilities while playing ME3 and it will also affect your story line and the ending of ME3. Read more »

HTC Evo 4G LTE battery test is over, the results are impressive

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In our review of the HTC Evo 4G LTE, we noted that the Sprint Wireless exclusive smartphone one ups its AT&T relative – the HTC One X, on a couple of instances. The bigger, 2000 mAh battery is one of the Evo features, which is certain to make the owners of its polycarbonate bodied relative jealous.

We already put the HTC One X for AT&T through its paces in our battery test, and came quite impressed with what we saw. Naturally, the expectations towards the Evo ran even higher, given its larger battery. Hit the break to find out how it did. Read more »