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Apple paid $60 million to Proview to settle dispute regarding iPad trademark

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The battle between Chinese company Proview and Apple regarding the ‘iPad’ trademark is not new but it has now finally come to an end, with both parties deciding to settle and with Apple having paid $60 million to Proview to use the iPad trademark.

This whole thing started two years ago when Proview sued Apple for purchasing the rights for the ‘iPad’ trademark through a subsidiary named IP Application Development Ltd. for £35,000. Read more »

Disney releases ‘Where’s My Perry?’ for iOS and Android

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You may have heard of or played Disney’s excellent ‘Where’s My Water?’ game on iOS and Android by now. The game involves directing water through various obstacles and makes excellent use of fluid physics. Now Disney has released another game called ‘Where’s My Perry?’ that, again, uses water but this time on all of its states.

‘Where’s My Perry?’ stars the Perry the Platypus from the Disney animated TV series ‘Phineas and Ferb’. In ‘Where’s My Perry?’, you have to use various gadgets to turn water into steam, steam into water and water into ice. Read more »

LG Optimus 4X HD fails to impress in battery life test despite power-saving core and large battery

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The LG Optimus 4X HD uses NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chipset, featuring a special power-saving CPU core which NVIDIA made a lot of noise about. Couple that with a large 2150mAh battery and the Optimus 4X HD should be more than simply adequate in terms of battery life, right?

The HTC One X has similar specs (Tegra 3, 4.7″ 720p LCD), but a smaller battery (1800mAh), so it didn’t quite top our charts even with the above-mentioned extra core. Read on to find out if the LG will do. Read more »

Rovio’s Amazing Alex coming to iOS and Android this month

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Developer of the obscenely popular Angry Birds series of games Rovio is now set to launch a brand new game for iOS and Android devices. The game is called Amazing Alex and is set to launch this month.

If you are familiar with Rube Goldberg contraptions you already know how to play this game. The game will require you to setup objects into creating a complication contraption in order to achieve a simple goal. Of course, there is no one way to achieve the goal and you can come up with various ways to achieve the same effect. Read more »

Dead Trigger released for iOS, arrives on Android tomorrow

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We have already talked about the zombie shooting game from Madfinger Games called Dead Trigger in the past. Now the game has finally been released and is available on iOS for $0.99. It’s a universal app, which means you will be able to buy it once and play it on your iPhone as well as your iPad.

The Android version of the game is slated to launch on Monday, July 2, which is tomorrow. Read more »

You can now use your Google+ profile name as your YouTube name

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Most of us who created our YouTube accounts all those years ago have some embarrassing words followed by random numbers as our usernames. Unfortunately, as is often the case with usernames, there was no way to change this. That is, until now.

Back in March, Google introduced the option to use your existing Google+ profile name as your YouTube ID to those who created a new YouTube account. But now they are bringing that option to existing users as well. Read more »

Google releases full factory Jelly Bean image for the Nexus 7 tablet

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Google may not be seeding Jelly Bean to users until mid-July, but the company’s Android team has already uploaded the factory image of the Nexus 7 tablet online.

The image should be extremely useful to developers, who might start cooking ROMs based on it and users who need to bring their Google Nexus 7 tablets to stock, in case the hacking goes wrong. Read more »

Sony Xperia ion for AT&T made its way in front of the camera, here’s the hands-on

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The AT&T exclusive Sony Xperia ion was the talk of CES six months ago. Developed specifically with the lucrative US market in mind, the handset one ups its sibling, the Sony Xperia S on a couple of major occasions – it packs a bigger screen and offers expandable memory. Boy, were we itching to get our hands on it when we saw it break cover.

Well, here it is folks. A cool six months later, sans the flagship aura, and with an affordable $99.99 price tag, the Sony Xperia ion made it to our office. Here’s what the handset has to offer. Read more »

Voice Search on Jelly Bean teaches Apple’s Siri a thing or two about web search

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At the announcement of the latest iteration of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google unveiled their updated Voice Search engine. It’s not exactly a virtual personal assistant but we decided to just go with it and see how it stacks up against one of the best ones out there – Apple’s Siri.

Google’s Voice Search in Jelly Bean, as its name suggests, is limited at doing web searches, and setting up the occasional alarm. Siri, on the other hand, is a full-blown virtual assistant – able to open applications (iOS6-only) set up meetings and even crack you up with a joke. We’ll be comparing the two in a series of web search tests and a side task to see how they fare. Read more »

Missed the Android keynote from the Google I/O? Watch the Jelly Bean announcement here

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If you’ve missed the live stream of the Android keynote from Google I/O, it’s now available on YouTube.

It’ll show you all the impressive Android statistics, as well as the Jelly Bean announcement and Google Nexus 7 unveil. Read more »

Google to offer the Nexus 7 tablet in brown as well?

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The Google Nexus 7 that was announced couple of days ago is currently on pre-order only in black, with reports coming in from Google I/O revealing that some developers got a white Nexus 7 as part of the developer gift pack.

However, we got an anonymous tip with a screenshot of the Carphone Warehouse inventory system showing that a brown version of the seven incher might be in the works as well. Read more »

Chrome 20 is available for download, fixes MacBook kernel panics and offers 64-bit Linux Flash support

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Google has released Chrome 20 for download hours after the end of the Day 2 keynote at Google I/O.

The new version of the Webkit browser comes with ‘hundreds of bugs’ fixed and updated HTML5 and JavaScript support. Additionally, a bug resulting in kernel panic on Macbooks carrying Intel HD 4000 videocards has been fixed as well. Read more »

Nokia 808 PureView takes part in our battery triathlon

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When we reviewed the Nokia 808 PureView a lot of our time was spent on the camera. Now that the review is done, we’ve had time to test out the battery – it’s a fine balance between Symbian’s low requirements and the relatively small 1400mAh battery.

The 808 PureView is far from the most compact phone around, so it’s natural to think that Nokia could have fit a bigger battery. But maybe they didn’t need to, find out after the jump. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 gets benchmarked, results are unsurprisingly good

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There has hardly been any doubt that the freshly announced Google Nexus 7 would be a solid performer on the benchmark arena. After all, NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chipset with four CPU cores is a well known powerhouse by now. However, we couldn’t help but be curious about the way Google’s slate would stack up against the well-established, higher priced players on the tablet market.

As you probably know by now, the Google Nexus 7 CPU cores are clocked at 1.3GHz each – that’s a tad less than the typical 1.5GHz, which we’ve seen on other Tegra 3 devices. Read more »

Google Docs to get offline editing with an update later today

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At Day 2 of Google I/O which is all about Chrome, Google announced that offline editing is about to become available for Google Docs.

Edits are made offline and are later synced, when you connect to the web. Clay Bavar, Director of Product Management for Google Apps demonstrated the functionality on a Nexus 7 tablet and it worked like a charm. Read more »