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Free custom laser engraving for every Galaxy Note in South Korea

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Good news for those of you living in South Korea. If you are still wondering whether to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note or not, this may help you decide.

Samsung is offering to engrave the battery cover of your brand new Galaxy Note for free. There are lots of custom fonts and languages supported, so you shouldn’t worry about the lack of customization options. Read more »

Here’s what Photoshop CS6 will do for your phone’s photos [VIDEO]

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A recent sneak preview of the newest version of Adobe’s legendary photo editing software, Photoshop CS6, reveals some really cool stuff you can do to your phone photos.

photoshop cs6 preview

Among other things, CS6 features a rewritten Camera Raw 7 module, which, as evident, is good for processing more than RAW images. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6 might be announced at the MWC, could pack 2GHz Exynos 5250 and S-Pen

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With the MWC closing in, the rumors of what will (or won’t) be announced are all over the place. One of the more consistent rumors is that Samsung will announce the Galaxy Tab 11.6 Android tablet.

The name suggests a 11.6″ screen, but according to the rumors, the tablet itself won’t be much larger than the Tab 10.1. The screen will supposedly have a whopping WQXGA resolution (2560×1600). Read more »

Cut the Rope comes to Internet Explorer 9

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The hit mobile game Cut the Rope has now landed on your desktop browser. The game developers have partnered with Microsoft to release the game for their Internet Explorer 9 browser. Having said that, the game works just fine on other browsers too.

This version of the game seems to be identical to the one that we saw for Windows 8. It uses a landscape layout unlike the mobile versions. Right now, you only have 25 levels available, with the last seven only available if you pin the game through IE9 to your Windows 7 taskbar. Additional levels are expected to arrive soon. Read more »

Sony admits point-and-shoot cameras are dying, launches new ones anyway

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Sony has just launched three new point-and-shoot cameras, the Cyber-shot WX50, WX70 and the TX200V. The former two are visually similar and come with identical 16.2 megapixel, 1/2.3 type (7.77mm) Exmor R CMOS sensors. The other similarities include a 5x optical zoom, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar optics, Sony’s BIONZ processor, ISO 3200 (or up to ISO 12800 using software tricks) and 1080i video at 60fps. Only difference between the two is that the WX50 comes with a smaller 2.7-inch, 460k dot display and the WX70 has a larger 3-inch, 921k dot touchscreen display.

Both the cameras will be available by mid-March 2012 and will cost $199.99 and $229.99 respectively. Read more »

Motorola Xyboard Wi-Fi goes on sale, prices start at $400 for the 8.2-inch model

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Motorola’s newest tablet, the oddly named Xyboard, has gone on sale in the US. The tablet is now available on Motorola’s website and will be delivered to you within two days with free shipping.

Motorola is offering you two models, in 8.2-inch and 10.1-inch display sizes and each of them will be available in 16GB and 32GB variants respectively. The prices for the 8.2-inch models are $399.99 and $499.99 and the 10.1-inch models will cost you $100 more at $499.99 and $599.99 for the same storage capacities. Currently, only the Wi-Fi version is on sale. Read more »

Symantec have identified a possible string of botnet Android apps, may affect between 1-5 million users

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Despite a point of contention over the true nature of these applications, a string of 13 apps have been identified as potential threats on the Android Market.

Botnet Android Apps invading devices

One of the largest security software makers in the business, Symantec (best known for the Norton security software family) say they’ve identified these applications and relate them to a botnet-like virus called Android.Tonclank. Read more »

Are RIM planning a CDMA version of the unusual BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981, it looks like it

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After running our eyes over RIM’s scheduled plans for 2012, the word at the front of our minds was ‘boring’.

slide of a possible CDMA PorscheBerry'

Probably not what the Canadian smartphone maker was hoping for, but there were one or two exceptions which caught our eye, one of which could well be a CDMA variant of RIM’s latest Porsche designed Berry’. Read more »

Sony announces PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Launch Bundle, comes with free game, 8GB memory card and 250MB free 3G data

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February 22, the launch day for the North American version of the the PlayStation Vita is drawing near and Sony has now announced a new version for those who’d like to buy the console on the day of the launch.

This limited edition Launch Bundle comes with the 3G/Wi-Fi version of the PlayStation Vita, along with a free PSN game, 8GB memory card and an AT&T DataConnect Session pass that will give you 250MB of free 3G data. The Launch Bundle will set you back by $299, which is actually a bit less than the standard 3G/Wi-Fi model, which would cost you $299.99. Read more »

Rage HD for iOS gets updated to version 2.0, brings higher resolution graphics, performance enhancements and HDMI-out

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Rage HD is not only one of the best looking games on iOS but also one of the best looking games on any mobile platform. Now this gorgeous first person shooter has been upgraded to v2.0 and brings along some nice goodies.

For starters, you get higher resolution player and weapon models in the game. Secondly, the game brings performance enhancements and a wide variety of bug fixes. Next, the game also includes the ability to output the video through an HDMI cable to a television so now you can play the game on a bigger screen. Read more »

Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX brought 3300 mAh of battery goodness to our office [VIDEO]

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Over the past year or so, we witnessed the Android smartphones more than double their processing power and graphic performance, thus reaching levels, almost comparable with entry level personal computers. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the battery life of the devices we encountered. Quite often, we witnessed top shelf Android handsets display battery performance which almost questions their practicality.

Meet the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX, people. An Android smartphone, designed specifically with battery performance in mind. In a rather impressive feat of engineering, the guys over at Motorola have managed to stuff a battery big enough to power a laptop, while sticking closely to the impressive waistline of the original Droid RAZR.

In terms of specs, the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX is mostly identical to its slimmer sibling. Read more »

Clear is a iOS to-do app that has the best UI I’ve seen in a while [VIDEO]

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It’s not something usual for us to feature specific apps here on our blog (maybe this should be changed?) but this one got our attention. Big time.

The app in question is called Clear and it’s not even out yet. I stumbled upon a video ad for it and I was amazed. It’s been a while since I’ve last seen a user interface so beautifully simple, elegant and intuitive. Read more »

Apple OLED TV set to launch in April or May, Siri and iOS on-board [RUMOR]

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Apple TV rumors have been flying around the Internet for some time now, but most of them were based either on wishlists or on blind speculations.

Mockup of a rumored Apple OLED TV

This one, however, seems more on terms with reality, as Technobuffalo claims it has spoken with a “high-ranking source with a major electronics retailer”. He says that we should expect to see to see an Apple TV in flesh around April or May “at the latest”. Read more »

Could Nikon be lifting the lid on their 36MP-endowed D800 DSLR next month?

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The team over at Nikon Rumors think that they know something we all don’t. According to their sources Nikon’s impressive DSLR the D800 will be breaking cover in early February.

The Nikon D800, expected to come early/mid February

Not only that, the expected kick behind the D800′s power is a 36MP sensor rather than a 24MP sensor as previously thought. Read more »

Qualcomm starts their own game studio, you can expect at least a game title a year from them

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Qualcomm recently launched GameCommand to showcase games that leverage on the capabilities of the their Adreno GPUs. GameCommand features games from various dev companies, but apparently, Qualcomm are upping the ante with a game studio of their own.

They are also working on a much improved version of GameCommand, which is expected to launch at the upcoming MWC. Read more »