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Gameloft reduces most Android games to $0.99 for Valentine’s day

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Gameloft has launched a new promo for its games on Android to celebrate Valentine’s day. Most of the titles from the popular game publisher will be reduced to $0.99 today, which is an incredibly tempting price, considering their quality.

All you need to do to take advantage of the promotion is just visit the Android Market and start downloading. You can find the full list of discounted games over here. Read more »

Mass Effect 3 demo now available on Xbox Live

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It’s Valentine’s Day. It’s UEFA Champions League Day. It’s Mass Effect 3 Demo Day. The order might be wrong (for some), but it is an exciting day whatever you put it.

So, the Mass Effect 3 demo is now available in the Xbox Marketplace. Read more »

Scalado Remove app lets you clear your photos of unwanted objects

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You know the nasty feeling when you capture a great photo on your phone, only to realize that someone walked right in the middle of it and ruined it? Everyone hates that, but if the newly Scalado Remove app works as it promises this will become a thing of the past.

Scalado Remove lets you capture photos and then clear any moving objects from them with a simple tap. Read more »

iPad 3 to be announced on March 7, expected to have 4G LTE, Retina display, quad-core processor and new camera

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A bunch of new rumors have surfaced about the soon-to-be-launched iPad 3. First, iMore is reporting that the iPad 3 will launch on Wednesday, March 7, which is just three weeks from now, which was then confirmed by The Loop. They are also saying that the iPad 3 will have a 2,048 x 1,536 Retina display and a quad-core A6 processor. Lastly, they mentioned that it will also have 4G LTE connectivity, but they seemed less sure about this.

The Wall Street Journal has now come out and confirmed that last bit of information. According to their latest report, the iPad 3 will have 4G LTE connectivity on both Verizon and AT&T’s networks. Read more »

Fair Labor Association begins inspections at Foxconn at Apple’s request

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In recent times, Apple has often been blamed for the poor standards of employees working at Foxconn. It is also the only company being blamed for it, despite the fact that almost every major company out there, including the likes of Samsung, Nokia, Acer, ASUS, Amazon, Dell, Microsoft, Sony , Motorola and many others, also get their products manufactured at Foxconn.

Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a letter to the staff at Apple, stating that the company cares about every employee that works for it. But now to prove that those weren’t just empty words, Apple has now asked Fair Labor Association, to begin inspections at Foxconn. The FLA will conduct special voluntary audits of Apple’s final assembly suppliers, including Foxconn factories in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China. A team of labor rights experts have already begun the first inspections starting this Monday. Read more »

We chat with Mojang’s Daniel Kaplan about the latest additions to Minecraft: Pocket Edition

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The Xperia PLAY enjoyed exclusivity with a number of titles, most notably including the likes of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the mobile iteration of hit indy title Minecraft, made by Swedish game developers Mojang.

Survival Mode in the latest iteration of Minecraft: PE

Daniel ‘Kappische’ Kaplan, Mojang’s business developer and game designer for both Minecraft on Xbox360 and Minecraft: Pocket Edition, took some time to talk to us about the latest additions to the Minecraft: PE experience. Read more »

Updated 7-inch and new 9-inch Kindle Fire’s coming this year?

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There might be an 8.9″ Kindle Fire in the blueprints for a 2012′s launch, says Pacific Crest analyst Chad Bartley.

According to him an upgraded 7″ and new 9″ models are expected to launch in mid-2012. Read more »

Chinese officials start seizing iPads from retailers after Apple loses lawsuit

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Chinese officials started confiscating iPad slates from retailers, following the defeat in the naming rights lawsuit for the Cupertino-based company. Many retailers have had their stores visited by employees of Administrations of Industry and Commerce and their in-stock iPads taken away.

The campaign comes despite the appeal lawsuit that is still going in the Chinese court. There’s no saying when it will be over, but Apple will obviously have trouble selling its tablet in the world’s most populous country until then. Read more »

Viber surpasses 50 million users

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Viber, the free application that allows you to make voice calls and send text messages to other users free of charge via 3G or Wi-Fi, has hit the 50 million user milestone.

Viber users put out some 150 million calls and almost a billion text messages per month, giving other competing services like Skype and Vonage a run for their money. Read more »

Carbon app for Twitter now available on Windows Marketplace

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Twitter users using Windows Phone 7 devices have been waiting for this one for quite some time now and it has finally released. The Carbon app is now available on the Windows Marketplace and can be purchased for $1.99.

Although it is a bit unusual for a Twitter client to charge money for you to use it, this one promises to be well worth the price. Carbon makes great use of the Metro UI to create a visually brilliant interface. But it’s not just a pretty app and comes with all the important features built-in, such as multi-account support, Read Later, image upload, custom URL shortening, threaded direct messages and image & video previews. Read more »

Nokia Public Transport drops its beta moniker, wants to show you the way on your Belle device

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First introduced as a beta several months ago, Nokia Public Transport has made its way into a commercial release. As its name suggests, the Nokia Belle app is ready to help you navigate your way around the transportation systems of about 80 cities and urban areas.

The application lets you search for any address in the supported locations. Read more »

How The Pirate Bay was reduced to just 90MB of data

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Famed for its vast array of torrents and infamous within the film, television and music industries, The Pirate Bay has become one of the most well known and infamous torrent sites on the web.

The Pirate Bay, reduced to 90MB

Following its recent switch to the using magnet links however, its also become far more space efficient. So much so, one user decided to take the entire library of Pirate Bay torrent links and condense them onto a single USB flash drive. Read more »

Sony looking into porting Vita OS to smartphones and tablets, smartphones apps to Vita platform

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If you thought the OS on the PlayStation Vita would be limited to that device, think again. It seems Sony is looking into porting the Vita OS onto smartphones and tablets. This OS has apparently been designed by Sony to be expandable and can be used for powering smartphones and tablets. They may not be in a hurry to port it over on to other platforms right now but it is certainly something they could do down the line.

Another thing of note is that Sony is also going to port smartphone apps over to the PSVita. Read more »

Instagram update brings new photo-enhancing effect, new filter and updated UI

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The highly popular Instagram app was recently updated and brought a handful of new features and changes. First of all is the new Lux effect, which brings out more detail in your images. It works a bit similar to the HDR function built-into the iPhone’s camera and brings out the details in the dark as well as light areas of the picture. This effect can then also be accompanied by a filter.

Other changes include the addition of a new filter called ‘Sierra’ and a redesigned interface that uses an updated header and menu buttons for a simpler and more refined look. Instagram has also added tappable notifications, where tapping on a notification will take you to the relevant image, comment or profile page in the app. Read more »

Apple launches $999 13-inch MacBook Air for educational institutions

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A few days ago, Apple officially said goodbye to the 13-inch white MacBook, which was so far available exclusively for educational institutions since it was discontinued for the general public last July. Now, they have announced a new cut-price version of the 13-inch MacBook Air, which will be sold for $999.

For that price you will get the hardware from the entry-level 11-inch model (which also costs $999), that is a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory (SSD). You will, however, get the same 13.3-inch, 1,440 x 900 resolution display from the standard 13-inch model. Read more »