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Samsung puts music to your Pocket in Africa

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Samsung is planning to unveil a new music service exclusive to Africa called Samsung Pocket Music.

Appropriately enough, the new music service will be unveiled on the Samsung Galaxy Pocket, a device that Samsung claims is specifically designed with the African market in mind. Read more »

Tegra 3 packing Acer Iconia Tab A510 goes on pre-order in North America

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The Acer Iconia Tab A510 that we saw at CES this year just went on pre-order in North America. The A510 is a 10.1″ tablet running Android 4.0 ICS on a Tegra 3 chipset. Acer has decided to go ahead and sell the Olympic Edition of the tablet.

They also unveiled the remaining features and specs to fill in the blanks (Acer announced only preliminary specs at CES). They include a list of productivity apps that come preinstalled with the tablet and other cool stuff. Read more »

Windows Phone 7 Tango doesn’t actually allow up to 8 apps to run in the background

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Remember when we told you that Tango, the latest update to Windows Phone 7, supports up to eight running applications in the background? Well, this turns out not to be true, as HTC HD2 developer HD2Owner over at XDA Developers proves.

It turns out that the official Tango update will support up to five apps for fast switching, and the magical eight were only supported in a custom ROM. Read more »

Angry Birds Space now available for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows

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The wait is over. Rovio launched today the next edition of their famous Angry Birds franchise. Dubbed Angry Birds Space, the game, as you’d imagine, features all new physics, levels and birds.

We already acquainted you with all the new birds and as for the levels they are different from what you are used to from previous Angry Birds games. Read more »

The new Photoshop CS6 is ready for download, in beta

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Adobe has launched Photoshop CS6 Beta for you to test out. It’s available as a free download from the source link below and once installed will greet you with loads of new features and improvements.

Right off the bat, you’ll notice that the user interface of the new Photoshop has been redesigned. Gone is the default light theme of the application and replacing it is a darker styled look, which Adobe says creates a more distracting-free environment to work in. Read more »

Android 4.0 update for the Sony Tablet P and S to arrive in April

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Sony may not have had much success in the tablet market but that doesn’t mean it still can’t treat the few people who bought its tablets to the latest version of Android. According to the latest update, Sony will be releasing the Android 4.0.3 update to the Sony Tablet S and Tablet P by the end of April.

Along with the usual Ice Cream Sandwich goodness, users will also be treated so a couple of new features. There will be a Blu-ray recorder app, that will let you watch programs recorded on a compatible Sony Blu-ray recorders. You can also start the camera now from the lockscreen, edit your pictures and take Sweep Panorama shots from the camera. Read more »

Upcoming Nvidia GTX 680 gets shown off in a leaked video

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The highly anticipated GeForce 600 ‘Kepler’ series GPU from Nvidia is on the brink of being launched with the flagship GTX 680 being the first out of the gate. With this new GPU, Nvidia plans on reclaiming the title of the world’s fastest single GPU graphics card, beating the recently launched AMD Radeon HD 7970.

But before the wraps come off, someone has already managed to snag the official video of the GTX 680 and uploaded it on YouTube. Read more »

Pantech Burst for AT&T battery test is over, here are the results

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The LTE rocking Pantech Burst for AT&T has a relatively small for its spec sheet, 1650mAh battery on board, which has a lot to deal with. We were therefore quite curious to find out how will it fare in our battery test.

As always, the first feature we examined was the device’s talk time. Read more »

Minecraft for XBLA to be announced soon

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News posted on the official Xbox Live Arcade games blog hints at an imminent announcement of an arcade version of Minecraft.

The upcoming edition will be called Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (I know, we were shocked, too) in order to distinguish it from the PC game. To celebrate the upcoming announcement, playxbla.com is giving away two custom Minecraft Xbox 360s, although when and under what conditions is still up in the air.

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Chrome managed to temporarily become the most used browser

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It has finally happened! Internet Explorer and all of its versions got kicked out of their cozy throne as the world’s most popular browser by the new kid on the browser block – Google Chrome.

Sadly, this happened only for a brief day. According to StatCounter’s data, Chrome’s victory only lasted 24 hours, on March 18 and IE has claimed its old position on the top spot since then.

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Virtua Tennis smashes its way onto the Xperia PLAY

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Virtua Tennis Challenge is now available exclusively for the Android-powered Xperia PLAY.

Some cool features include the ability to play multiplayer over Bluetooth with others, use different touch gestures to hit different shot types, as well as a career mode. Read more »

Consumer Report says new iPad reaches temps of 46.6 degrees Celsius

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The new iPad runs hotter than the iPad 2 – yesterday we saw the first exact numbers of just how much hotter and also Apple’s response. Today, it’s Consumer Report’s turn to weigh in on the issue and their measurements show a much more drastic difference in operating temperatures.

They put the new iPad on a smart cover, plugged it in, switched off 4G connectivity and left the Wi-Fi on. The temperature in the room where the test was conducted was 22°C (72°F). Infinity Blade II was left to run for 45 minutes and then the measurements were made. Read more »

Panasonic GF5 mirorless camera leaks, to offer better high-ISO performance

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We just got photos of an upcoming and yet unannounced member of the Panasonic EVIL camera family. The mirrorless Panasonic GF5 will succeed the GF3 and will reportedly offer much better high-ISO performance.

According to the source, the Panasonic GF5 sensor will be as good as the 18MP camera sensors inside the Canon 7D and 60D when you go wild with the ISO setting. That’s a pretty good achievement for a Micro Four Thirds camera, given the smaller size of its sensor, compared to APS-C. Read more »

Google updates Gmail and Maps web apps

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Google has updated both its online version of Mail as well as Maps. The new update to Gmail will now tell you exactly why an email was put inside your spam folder. You could see different messages, depending upon the type of mail and its contents. It could tell you about a malicious link or virus, or that the contents of a mail matches other spam messages or that you have previously marked messages from that particular sender as spam.

This should come in handy on occasions where Gmail wrongly puts a mail into the Spam filter but considering how rare that is you won’t be finding much use for this new feature. Nevertheless, it’s good to have it around. Read more »

Angry Birds Space releases tomorrow. Meet all the new birds first.

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Rovio’s space themed Angry Birds Space marks the first real departure from their usual bird flinging action. I mean it’s still bird flinging, but this time it’s in space, which means the gravitational force in action here is a little different from the one you experience on Earth.

After a ton of promotion, including by NASA, the game is finally set to launch tomorrow, on March 22 on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac. But before you download and start playing the game, here are some short videos to familiarize yourself with the updated birds that you will be playing with in this new game. Read more »