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The BlackBerry PlayBook gets a pretty comprehensive update, still lacks mail though

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RIM have today issued the v1.0.5 update for their Tablet OS, which last time I checked covered the BlackBerry PlayBook and not much else. What the update brings is a host of welcome additions to PlayBook users and the screens below should give you a brief idea of how this affects the user experience.

new and improved Facebook app

For starters, the PlayBook friendly Facebook application now comes included in the update and within it you can now upload videos and delete messages alongside the fact that enhancements have been made to Facebook Search, Pages and the News Feed. Read more »

Gameloft releases the trailer of Silent Ops – a visually stunning game for iOS and Android [VIDEO]

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Gameloft surely is on a serious roll these days. The mobile gaming powerhouse released a multitude of trailers for upcoming video games including “9mm”, and the Unreal engine powered “March of Heroes”. Now, I have yet another on for you – it is called “Silent Ops” and, like the above mentioned two games, will come in Android or iOS flavor.

In a rather interesting fashion, the trailer of the video game looks a lot like one for a movie. Read more »

Desert Winds and Shadow Vanguard, this duo of exclusives strut their stuff for the Xperia PLAY [VIDEO]

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The fast growing list of exclusive titles coming to the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is shaping up to make it a serious contender as a mobile gaming champ.

Desert Winds and Shadow Vanguard titles

Two titles have recently made an appearance in a pair of pretty awesome looking trailers, the first being Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard, a squad based 3rd person tactical shooter offering co-op multiplayer between three PLAYs or competitive versus mode with up to a maximum of 10 players, not bad and the best news of all, it’s already out. Read more »

Death grip strikes again, HTC Sensation falls victim when you hold it wrong [WE TEST]

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Death grip is a sensitive topic, but I’m afraid we’ll have to stir it again. The HTC Sensation barely entered our office and we’re already trying to strangle the (wireless) life out of it. The problem is two-fold – the Wi-Fi antenna and the cell antenna – they both get attenuated when you hold the phone in what you may call a natural way.

The two antennas are positioned on both ends of the phone – the cell antenna is at the bottom and the Wi-Fi antenna is at the top. Cover them with your cupped hands while holding the phone naturally in landscape position and you will see the signal degrade. But don’t just take our word for it, we have it shot on video. Read more »

Here’s what Apple failed to deliver to this year’s WWDC announcement [EDITORIAL]

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Yesterday was the kickoff of Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference for 2011. As you can imagine, we were all anticipating the changes this year’s keynote will bring for weeks before it actually took place. We even had a small poll going on whether or not there will be a new iPhone announcement even though rumors suggested there won’t be any.

Probably spoiled by Apple’s way of bringing new and innovative ideas to the table each year, I was hoping for something revolutionary, something that would rock my iOS-loving, iPhone-hugging world. Sadly all I saw were minor changes, most of which were already available one way or another. Read more »

Fling mini analog sticks can change the way you play on touch phones

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Tired of those touch controls on your smartphone? Sometimes they really make your life miserable and ruin the game experience. Well, Fling once again will help you.

Fling mini dual pack is a pair of easily attachable/detachable joysticks compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and most of the Android devices out there. Read more »

Eight new Xbox Live enabled games hit Windows Phone 7

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The E3 expo is not all about home and pocket consoles. The mobile gaming is evolving rapidly these days so we are going to see even more mobile games presented on the expo in the future.

At this year’s expo Microsoft revealed eight new games for Windows Phone 7 that support the Xbox Live service – Beards and Beaks, Hasta La Muerte, Let’s Golf 2, Pac-Man CE DX, Splinter Cell Conviction, Tentacles, Top Gun and Z0mb1es. Read more »

Did Apple just rip off Cydia LockInfo app for its Notification center?

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The Notifications center is arguably the best part of iOS 5, coming to answer the prayers of millions of users around the world. However it appears that Apple have not exactly been the first to come up with the idea and we are not talking the Android implementation here.

No, there was an iOS implementation long before yesterday, thanks to a David Ashman, a Cydia app developer, and his LockInfo application. Here’s what that app does for free for those willing to jailbreak Read more »

Acer refreshes the Aspire TimelineX line-up of portable laptops, Sandy Bridge ahead [SPECS TABLE]

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Acer today announced it is launching three refreshed notetbooks from the TimelineX series. The new 3830T, 4830T, and 5830T have a somewhat refreshed look and feel and still look as sleek as before.

Under the hood, some necessary changes have been made, namely the replacement of the old generation Intel Core processors with the new Sandy Bridge ones. Read more »

First Unreal engine game by Gameloft to hit Android and iOS, trailer impresses

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Gameloft has since long produced some of the fines quality games for Android and iOS, but lately they seem to be even more productive than usual. The company has just announced that it will be launching its first title to use the Unreal engine for the Google and Apple platforms.

The game is called March of Heroes and it will be a first-person shooter. A pretty good first-person shooter, I might add, judging by that trailer. Read more »

Microsoft launches Xbox 360 wireless steering wheel, emphasizes form over function

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Some of you may know that Microsoft makes their own wired steering wheel set for the Xbox 360. Today they announced the new wireless version of that controller.

Now while it looks kinda cool, it fails on several levels for a steering wheel set. For starters, there are no pedals so you accelerate and brake using the controls on the front and back of the wheel. Same goes for the gear shifts. Read more »

[E3 2011] PlayStation Vita is Sony’s PSP NGP now, starts at $249 for the Wi-Fi and $299 for AT&T 3G model

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Sony has officially launched their next generation portable gaming device, complete with a price tag, launch date (sort of) and a new name. Hitherto known as the NGP, the device shall now be known as the PlayStation Vita or PS Vita, as Sony likes to call it, although I personally much prefer saying PSV. For those curious, Vita means ‘Life’ in Latin.

As you may already know, the PS Vita has a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU, SGX543MP4+ GPU, a glorious 5-inch, 960 x 544 AMOLED touchscreen display, a multitouch capacitive touchpad on the back and front and rear cameras. There’s also stereo speakers, gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and 3G connectivity built-in. Read more »

[E3 2011] Sony announces PlayStation 3D Display for the PS3, costs $499 and comes with Resistance 3

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Sony has launched a brand new accessory for the PlayStation 3 in the form of the PlayStation 3D Display. It has a 24-inch LCD screen and supports 1080p full HD for 3D gaming.

But that’s not all. The best trick of the 3D Display is that it can display two different 3D images on screen at once in full HD, so if you are playing co-op with a friend, both of you will see two different images on the screen. You can also have split screen mode where the 3D Display will show both screens simultaneously side-by-side in 3D. Read more »

HTC Sensation enters our office, we snap a few paparazzi shots and a video

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Breaking news – it’s a Sensation! Yes, the new super droid from HTC has dropped by our office. It’s got almost every feature in the book, so we’ll have to do a lot of tests – and if you’re as impatient as us, you’ll want to join us for the unboxing.

The HTC Sensation is all screen – whole 4.3″ of it with qHD resolution (that’s 540 x 960) – and very little bezel. What hides behind the screen is a lot of processing power oomph – a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260 chipset with Adreno 220 graphics. There’s 768MB RAM in there too. Read more »

5 new and cool features the iPad is getting with the upcoming iOS 5

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Many new things were announced at this years’ WWDC in San Francisco ranging from the upcoming iOS 5, through the refreshing Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” and all the way to the brand new iCloud service. While not everything that was presented today is as revolutionary and “magical” as we hoped for, there are still interesting new features that the new iDevices are getting.

We already covered the new iOS 5 features so now we are going to focus on the top 5 most interesting and cool features the iPads will get from the latest iOS iteration, which will come in the Fall. Read more »