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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 »

Why is Apple giving Facebook the cold shoulder in iOS 5?

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Does Apple have a genuine beef with social networking giant Facebook or is it just irreconcilable differences? The lack of a proper Facebook integration in iOS is prompting a lot of questions – especially now that we see Twitter embedded in and out. Apple execs also seem to go out of their way to keep Facebook out of the conversation.

Rumor has it, Apple and Facebook supposedly had some talks about involving Facebook into Apple’s own music social network attempt – Ping. Sadly we’ve seen no progress so far. Steve Jobs had a comment for those fruitless talks, saying that Facebook had “onerous terms”, to which Apple couldn’t agree on. Read more »

Mac OS X Lion – all you need to know

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Today’s Apple WWDC started with Mac OS X Lion. The Lion has already been announced and most features have been presented before, but still Apple has saved us a few new things for today.

Mac OS X Lion will bring 250 new features, will cost $30 to upgrade from Snow Leopard and will become available (only) via the Mac AppStore in July.

Now let’s start with those features: Read more »

Watch Apple’s iOS 5 promo video – the main features in focus, the Apple way

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Well in typical Cupertino fashion the new promo video is out for the premiere features in the latest iOS version – 5. The seats at the WWDC keynote hall are still warm and we’re hurrying to bring you the latest news.

The video follows suite in typical Apple style with the white background and nice tune to go behind the voices of featured Greg Joswiak (VP of iPod, iPhone and iOS Product Marketing) and Scott Forstall (Senior VP of iOS Software). They’re the ones talking us through the various key features of the new iOS release. Read more »

[E3 2011] Microsoft Xbox 360 massive game announcement teases more than 10 new games on video

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Microsoft held their E3 press conference today, ahead of the actual E3 Expo start tomorrow. There are also tons of things we’d like to share with you. The show gave us a glimpse of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Tomb Raider, Mass Effect 3, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, UFC, Gears of War 3, RYSE, Fable The Journey, Forza Motorsport 4, Kinect Star Wars, Halo Anniversary, Halo 4 and many more.

The Xbox conference started with a gameplay demo of the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, showing beautiful graphics, engaging gameplay and other awesome stuff. Read more »

Microsoft E3 conference is about to start, Kinect Star Wars and The Witcher 2 trailers kick in

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E3 starts tomorrow. Microsoft press conference starts now. If you are from the really impatient ones, we have two X360 trailers to enjoy before the official announcements.

The first one has just become available and is all about the Kinect Star Wars game, that should put the Force in your hands for real. Read more »

Adidas will release its miCoach app to PS Move and Kinect, teams up with THQ for it

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Adidas has teamed up with games developer THQ to create a miCoach app for motion-gaming platforms PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 for a true virtual workout with some of best professional sports stars in the world.

The app will display the star you’ve chosen (NBA superstar Dwight Howard, footballer Kaka and others) alongside you, working out and pointing the way for your own workout. This will be done virtually with your movement tracked thanks to the Kinect and PS Move controllers, and displayed on the screen. Read more »

Be aware of a new Android malware – DroidKungFu can take full control of your phone

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It’s no secret Android OS has some malware problems, but Google is trying its best to keep us away from them. Despite Google removed lots of malware infected apps from the Market, there is a new threat coming.

DroidKungFu malware affects devices with 2.2 Froyo or less Android version and allows the hackers to take full control of your smartphone. Read more »