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HTC Rhyme battery test now over, check out the results [TEST]

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The HTC Rhyme is now done running laps on our battery test tracks and we bet you are eager to find out how it did. After all, endurance is as important as it gets when you are talking about a droid that aims to win the hearts of the female users out there.

Coming with a 1600 mAh battery and a 3.7″ WVGA screen, the HTC Rhyme seems well prepared for our test. Sure it’s not the juiciest of batteries we have seen since we started the new test, but it’s got one of the smallest displays so far. Read more »

Gameloft will give you 4 iPhone games for free if you like their Facebook page

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Gameloft has come up with an interesting promotion for their Facebook page. The famous software development studio will give away four of its titles for free, when it collects enough likes on the event’s dedicated page.

So the quicker you go to the Gameloft Facebook page and click the giant LIKE button, the sooner the names of the four games will be revealed. And knowing the quality of the stuff Gameloft usually does, we can bet you won’t be disappointed. Read more »

Microsoft’s Kinectimals makes its way onto iPhone and iPad, expands their growing iOS library

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It was but just the other week we wrote about Microsoft’s My Xbox LIVE app launching exclusively on their key rival’s mobile platform, iOS and now we have another title from the Washington-based tech giants, Kinectimals.

Kinectimals scratch your sofa and malt hair all over your iOS device

Just six weeks after its Windows Phone counterpart launched, the cuddly cubs are now popping up on iOS too. Read more »

Microsoft releases One Note 1.3 for iOS, makes a special version for the iPad

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iPhone users have been using One Note on their phones for a while now but with the latest 1.3 update Microsoft has also released a special version for the iPad.

The new version brings features like tabbed user interface, table rendering, improved Windows Live sign-in experience, integrated upgrade option and many more The iPad version features a new UI that takes advantage of the bigger display. You can have text, bullets and add pictures from your photo gallery and the notes are synced with your SkyDrive account and can be accessed through One Note on other platforms. Read more »

Latest Adobe Flash player for Android brings performance improvements and bug fixes, still does not support ICS

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For something that they claimed to have stopped developing, Adobe sure is finding it hard to let go of the Flash Player for mobile. After their announcement last month to cease its development they released another update soon afterwards and now we have another one sitting in our Market app.

According to the release notes on the latest v11.1.111.5, it brings performance updates and bug fixes. Delving a little deeper on the Adobe website reveals that the update fixes the video streaming issue on the Samsung Galaxy S II, enables 1080p video playback for Nvidia Tegra 3-based devices and video playback fixes for video decoding. Read more »

HTC Explorer drops by to ask for directions, gets unboxed instead [VIDEO]

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Look at what stumbled in front of our camera – it’s a baby Sensation. No wait, it’s the HTC Explorer – a petite droid coming to replace the Wildfire S as HTC’s entry level offering.

We were scratching our heads for a while, wondering what has changed since the Wildfire S, and it turns out there’s quite a bit that’s different. Read more »

Isotoner SmarTouch gloves will let you rule the touchscreen tech this winter [REVIEW]

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We don’t often do accessory reviews, but this one is too interesting to miss. You see, one of the problems with touchscreen smartphones is that you cannot use them with gloves, so you have to pick your priorities in the winter – operate your phone or save your fingers from the freezing cold.

Enter the Isotoner SmarTouch gloves – compatible with your touchscreen phone, those will keep your fingers nicely warm in those cold months. Read more »

Samsung unveils 13″ and 14″ Series 5 Ultrabooks – Core i5, HDD+SSD and AMD HD7550M inside, aluminum outside

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Samsung made official their Series 5 Ultrabooks – that’s right Ultrabooks, not Chromebooks – in South Korea. While not the thinnest or lightest, they pack some mouth-watering specs.

The Series 5 Ultrabooks come in two sizes, 13″ and 14″, but the difference between them is more than just an inch. Read more »

SkyDrive API updated, lets 3rd party apps access it

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Microsoft has just added some improvements to its SkyDrive service, making it play nice with 3rd party apps. SkyDrive, which is one of the key selling points of Windows Phone platform, now grants non-Microsoft apps full access to SkyDrive, allowing them to upload and share all kinds of files.

This should allow the development of much richer WP apps that don’t take a lot of space. And since the Microsoft platform refuses to allow user replacement of the microSD cards (where available), storage is quite valuable there. Read more »

Google wants you to have more fun in you spare time, introduces Schemer

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Google just introduced another one of the cool side-projects of its software developers to the world. Dubbed Schemer, the new service aims to let you make better use of your spare time by sharing fun ideas with people around the world.

Here’s what Schemer should, ideally be all about, according to the developers: Read more »

Skyrim wins the Game of the Year award at VGA 2011, here are the rest of the winners

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The winners of Spike TV’s Video Game Awards 2011 have recently been announced. Currently in its eight year, the VGA honors some of the best games across different categories.

As some of you may have guessed and wished for, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim won the Game of the Year award at this year’s VGA. Considering the fact that it was against formidable rivals such as Batman: Arkham City, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Portal 2 and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, that is quite a victory. But that wasn’t the only category. Here are the rest of the winners along with the nominees. Read more »

The 7″ Toshiba Thrive tablet is now on sale, can be yours for $379.99

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Toshiba quietly launched its 7″ Thrive tablet, running Android 3.2 Honeycomb on sale today. The manufacturer has, therefore, made good on its promise for a December launch, which it made back at the device’s announcement.

The pricing of the rugged looking, NVIDIA Tegra 2 packing tablet starts Read more »

Here are some of the latest game trailers for your viewing pleasure

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You may remember our last game trailer compilation, which featured some of the best then upcoming games. Today we are back with round two of the latest and greatest game trailers to grace teh internetz.

As before, the list is not complete and you’re more than welcome to suggest your own for us to include. So let us get on with it, then. Read more »

Samsung returns with another Galaxy S II ad, boasts about music streaming features

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After mocking iPhone fans in general and then returning to tout the 4G LTE feature of its Galaxy S II smartphone, Samsung is back again with the third installment of what is now clearly a series of ads.

In the latest ad Samsung talks about the iPhone users sticking to iPhones for the fear of ‘giving up’ all their music and movies whereas Galaxy S II owners have nothing to worry about because all of their music comes from the cloud and that they have tons of other places to download their movies from. Read more »

Apple introduces refurbished iPad 2, lets you save up to $100 compared to new units

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As if the iPad 2 wasn’t well-priced already, here’s your chance to get one for an even lower price. Apple has started selling refurbished units from their online store and prices start at a very attractive $419 for the base 16GB Wi-Fi-only model, which usually sells for $499.

You will find a similar $80 discount on the 16GB 3G model and a $100 discount on the 32GB and 64GB models. You can even find the first generation 64GB 3G + Wi-Fi model for a $499, a whole $230 less than what it once used to sell for. Read more »