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New iPad battery test complete, see how it did

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Having finished the detailed review of the new Apple iPad, we finally found some time to complete its battery test and see if the new gigantic battery makes up for the power-hungry chipset and the high-res screen.

We put the new iPad side by side with its predecessor, the iPad 2 and set to find out which of them drains its battery faster and which one charges faster. Here go the results from the three tests we ran on each of the tablets. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G battery test is over, here are the results

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The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G for T-Mobile has a rather impressive spec sheet, which means that its battery will have a lot of features to power. And while its 1750 mAh capacity is a noticeable improvement over the 1500 mAh found in the original I9000, it now has an extra CPU core, faster 3G network, as well as NFC to deal with.

As always we will kick things off with a closer look at the telephony endurance of the smartphone. Read more »

BlueStacks App Player goes into beta, sports a refreshed UI and ARM support

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Remember BlueStacks App Player? Sure you do, it’s the software allowing you to run all of the 450,000 Android apps on Windows and tablets, and the great news is that it has gone out of its alpha stage to the undergo final beta testing.

The beta update boasts a few updates such as LayerCake, allowing for ARM-designed apps to run on an x86 environment, hardware accelerated graphics and virtual accelerometer support. Read more »

AT&T Plus program rewards your loyalty with better support, special offers

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A recent study showed that US carriers are having a hard time keeping their customers, with the average users spending just over two years with one carrier. That’s hardly healthy for their bottom line as the hefty subsidies they pay take time to recoup themselves and the recent financial reports were quite clear about it.

Well, AT&T is obviously trying to do something about it and is launching a new AT&T Plus loyalty program. The exact details are yet to be unveiled, but the eligible customers will be getting a dedicated support line and won’t be charged upgrade and activation fees. They will also be getting a 25% discount from non-Apple accessories. Read more »

Owner of a truck-sized camera talks Nokia PureView

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Nokia have made a video featuring photographer Dennis Manarchy and the yet-unreleased 808 PureView.

The black and white theme of the video is teaming with the idea of big – big-sized portraits, big cameras, big sensors and at one point there’s even a semi truck reference. Read more »

iPad’s 4G not working in Australia, Apple getting sued over false advertising [UPDATE: Apple to offer a refund]

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The global success story that is the new Apple iPad just suffered a setback in Australia as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission accused the company of false advertising. According to the ACCC, the iPad Wi-Fi + 4G commercial aired in the land of Oz was implying that the tablet could be used on an LTE network, which is impossible.

Currently, there’s only one LTE network in Australia and it uses a completely different spectrum to the one covered by the new iPad LTE radio. Read more »

LA Noire is now playable on Android tablets via OnLive streaming

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When I first read through the headlines, at first I thought Rockstar has decided to port the LA Noire to Android, but it’s not the case. OnLive has updated the LA Noire game with touch-optimized controls and interface so you can play it on almost every Android tablet out there.

OnLive is a paid service where you can rent or buy games and play them on tablets, PCs, Macs or even TVs. The actual playing is done on the OnLive serves, you just get the picture via HD streaming. Read more »

Google I/O 2012 registration will be open 7AM PDT today, event starts June 27 [UPDATE: Tickets already sold out]

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Google has put up its website for the 2012 Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. Registration for the event will be open starting 7AM PDT in less than too hours, too, with regular tickets costing $900.

Starting June 27, the two-day conference promises to be interesting to say the least. Google is rumored to announce its sub $200 tablet, said to compete with the Kindle Fire. Read more »

This Galaxy Y Duos promo video is a thousand times cooler than the phone itself

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The Samsung-employed advertising agents have had no shortage of creativity recently. We covered all sorts of cool videos that they produced over the past few weeks, but it turns out the coolest was yet to come.

The Portuguese Samsung branch came up with one of the most impressive clips we have seen for quite some time, while trying to promote the unassuming Galaxy Y Duos smartphone. The video only took this guy, who was used as a screen, a projector and, well, plenty of inspiration to make. Read more »

Microsoft updates Windows Phone SDK, lower-spec’d smartphones now supported

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Microsoft just announced that it has updated the Windows Phone SDK. As the latest version of Windows Phone, 7.5 Refresh, gets ready for public release, the new version adds support for those lower-spec’d smartphones with just 256MB of RAM.

The WPSDK 7.1 is also said to be the version that developers should use if they have Windows 8-running machines. Other than extended compatibility, the new SDK doesn’t really add anything. Read more »

Angry Birds Rio updated on Android, new levels

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The droid version of Angry Birds Rio just got an update bringing users 12 new bonus levels.

Those are unlocked by collecting in-game achievements like collecting all the fruit in an episode or passing all the levels. Read more »

Colorful to release an insane Kudan iGame GeForce GTX 680

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Following the launch of the most powerful single-core GPU on the market to date, the GeForce GTX 680, the Chinese graphics card manufacturer Colorful is taking Nvidia’s PCB design to a whole new level of awesome.

What you are seeing is the Kudan iGame GeForce 680 GTX. It is powered by the GK104 core and contains the mind-boggling 1536 Cuda cores bundled with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. But what makes it even more special is its overclocking abilities. Read more »

Galaxy Nexus gets official MIUI Ice Cream Sandwich ROM

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After a couple of hacked alpha builds for the Galaxy Nexus, MIUI has finally released an official stable ROM for Google’s flagship device.

Arguably the best looking custom ROM available for Android, MIUI has often been compared to iOS due to the general UI design, which includes stuff like the lack of an application drawer, a feature standard on Android since the first version. Read more »

Temple Run now available on Android

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When it comes to simple yet addictive games, few can beat Temple Run. The game has been available on iOS for a while now and has finally arrived on the Android Market Google Play Store.

So what is the objective of the game? You run. Run like you’ve never run before. Run for you life. Run from the crazy monkeys out to get you, all the time jumping over obstacles and collecting coins. Read more »

The new iPad is magical

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We ran across this awesome clip I simply had to share with you.

Lets just say if you dig magic tricks and iPads, you wouldn’t want to miss this. Read more »