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ASUS PadFone 2 Updated To Build 10.4.9.6, Full ROM Download Available For WWE And RU Devices

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ASUS has just uploaded the full ROM of build 10.4.9.6 for the Turducken PadFone 2, which brings a whole slew of improvements and enhancements to the device:

Improved Item:
1. Added 7-day weather forecast
2. Added revolving desktop wallpapers and pinch-to-preview feature for all desktop wallpapers in one screen of Pad
3. Added multiple line translation feature in the default browser
4. Enhanced system stability
5. Improved video playback quality
6. Added full screen playback of YouTube videos on Pad
7. Improved HDR photo quality
8. Improved camera focus, video recording, and preview functions
9. Improved phonetic typing speed
10. Improved Bejeweled game’s audio playback
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World of Goo For Android (Review)

worldofgooAvailable On: Android, iOS

Price: $4.99 on mobile devices

Download: Google Play Store | iOS App Store

World of Goo was created by developer Tomorrow Corporation and released back in 2008 on the PC (I’m unsure of a release date on mobile platforms). World of Goo is available on the PC, Android and iOS. Pricing depends on what platform your purchasing it on. On the Google Play Store for Android devices it costs $4.99, which is the same price on iOS. For the PC the game costs $2.49, as it is currently on sale. World of Goo usually runs at $9.99 on the PC.

The goal of World of Goo is to save the gooballs in each level. To do this, you use gooballs that you have already saved to build a contraption to save gooballs on the other side of the map. At that point, you build the contraption up to a pipe where all of the extra gooballs are sent to the World of Goo Corporation. The World of Goo Corporation is where you can build a tower with the extra gooballs you saved. Not only that, but with the OpenFeint platform you can see towers other people have built as well. Unfortunately, OpenFeint has closed down, so the feature no longer works as it was originally intended.

World of Goo is an extraordinary game and has been well received around the gaming community. It’s been so successful that the original developers have gone on to create another game known as “Little Inferno,” which is another amazing game. One of my favorite things about World of Goo is the humor it offers. Sign posts are placed in just about every level with a bit of comedic dialog attached while offering helpful information for the level at hand.

There really isn’t a whole lot you can compare this game too, as it is extremely unique. After all, it was created by an indie developer, and indie developers tend to make very unique games, and World of Goo is no excuse.

My only complaint with World of Goo is the lack of content updates. It’s obvious that the developers had no plans of putting future content updates in, but with World of Goo having such a draw, levels tend to fly by leaving you wanting more. Playing Little Inferno the other day, I was wishing there was a lot more content. That said, I feel the developer — and this is a assumption here — would rather create short and fun games than games packed full of content that could potentially lose the gamer’s attention. Therefore we probably will not be seeing any future content for World of Goo, which is very disappointing.

I highly recommend picking up World of Goo for your Android or iOS device. If you play games on your PC or Mac, grabbing the game on one of those platforms would be a wise purchase as well.

For those of you who have already checked out World of Goo, you may want to check out the developers next title, Little Inferno.

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Cricket Wireless Is The First US Carrier To Snag The HTC One SV: Available 1-16 For $350

nexusae0_htconesv_thumbIf you’re a dedicated Cricket customer looking for something new and shiny (without breaking the bank), hang on to that Christmas bonus for a little while longer. The prepaid carrier announced today that the HTC One SV, itself only just debuting in the UK, will be available on January 16th. The mid-range ICS phone will run $349.99 on Cricket’s non-subsidized 3G and LTE plans.

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To refresh your memory, the One SV appropriately sits between the One S and One V models. From the S it takes a 4.3-inch LCD screen, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, and 1GB of RAM. A resolution of 800×480, a mere 8GB of MicroSD-expandable memory, and a 5-megapixel camera keep it firmly out of the high end.

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Create Your Own Disease In Plague Inc (Review)

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Available On: Android, iOS

Price: Free, full game via micro transactions, $0.99 on iOS

Download: Google Play Store | iOS App Store

Plague Inc was created by developer Miniclip and is available on both Android and iOS through the Google Play Store and App Store, respectively. The bare bones gameplay is free, but if you want to take advantage of any of the larger features players will be directed to the Google Play Store or App Store where you will have to shell out $9.99 (albeit you can find other micro-transactions that will unlock the game for cheaper. The prices ultimately depend on what micro transaction you are looking at) to unlock those larger features. To my knowledge, Plague can be played on any iOS device along with any device running Android 2.1 or higher.

Plague Inc is interesting. You start the game by selecting the type of plague you are going to use (e.g. bacteria, disease, virus, nano-virus and etc). You then are able to choose your difficulty and give your disease a name. After that you are able to modify the genetic code, which essentially gives you a boost at the beginning of the game while some modifications of genetic code is fairly long-term. After you’ve done all of that, you start the game by selecting which country you want your disease to start out in. After that, you earn DNA points to help evolve your disease. You have the option to make it more deadly, more widespread, harder to cure and etc.

As for issues and bugs with the game, I was personally surprised to not run into any sort of bugs that stopped progression or erased your saved game file. From what I have found, progression halting bugs, game crashing bugs and saved game file bugs are all fairly common in mobile games. Plague Inc — it runs smooth, it plays smooth, the frame rate barely ever drops. Albeit that may have  a lot to deal with the extremely simple animations and graphics. Regardless, you are in for a smooth and clean experience after downloading Plague.

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In Plague, you look at the world map from a topdown perspective. I really liked the topdown camera view because I felt it was awesome to watch the disease I created swarm over the entire world map. There is almost a sense of excitement after the entirety of the United States, South America or Russia covered in your disease and only minutes later a notification pops up telling you that the countries that are covered in your disease are in anarchy and have stopped working on a cure. While developing a disease and spreading it across nations killing billions of people sound fairly twisted, dare I say that it is a lot of fun?

Another fun part about spreading your disease is that when it gets bad enough, doctors across the world are going to try and cure the disease. At that point, the game feels like a race against the clock, which makes it a huge challenge. As the cure progression meter reaches 70% and is getting closer to 100% you’re rushing to find what else you can do to deter it or kill off the doctors and scientists. That’s the point where you start to mess up though. The minute you stop thinking about strategy is the minute you start losing, which is a great aspect of the game, in my honest opinion.

The game’s controls are very easy and the UI is extremely clean. When purchasing abilities, transmissions and different symptoms things tend to feel a little cluttered at first, but as you play the game more its fairly easy to get used too.plague2

As for the games’ appeal, I don’t think everyone will like it, especially those who are all up in arms about violent video games at the moment. While the game isn’t visually violent, I’m sure most can catch the idea of what is going on after a pop up announces that the death toll is reaching 2 billion people.

Overall Plague is a great game, and it’s well worth the money. In terms of quality, it’s much better than most Android games you would find. You can definitely tell a lot of work went into this. My only complaint is that it needs better music, albeit a minor complaint.

If you’ve got the time to give Plague Inc a go, I highly suggest it. I’m sincerely impressed with Miniclip’s great job with Plague Inc. I’m excited to see what they’ll be developing next now.

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Vodafone UK To Begin Offering ‘Nearly New’ Smartphones To Pay-As-You-Go Customers

vodafonetinyIt’s easy for the tech world to forget that not everyone is looking to buy a new $200 phone on contract every six months. Vodafone UK hasn’t forgotten, though. The British carrier is launching a new service to help put top-tier smartphones in the hands of pay-as-you-go customers by selling them lightly used hardware. More specifically, phones exchanged within the carrier’s 7-day return window.

If you’re buying a phone without a contract, the up-front cost would be slightly cheaper, as one would expect from a used device. For those concerned, stores do check to ensure the mobiles still work, wipe any data or settings, and package them up with any requisite accessories.

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Deal: HTC Droid DNA Now Available For As Low As $120

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We do not like to go on and on about HTC’s poor showing in the market, especially considering it has a few game changing smartphones up its sleeves (read: the HTC M7). But despite that we just can’t stress enough on how well the company would do if its company gets the right exposure. But in some cases, even that doesn’t quite cut it for the Taiwanese manufacturer. The company recently launched the American variant of the J Butterfly on Verizon in the form of the Droid DNA. It was the country’s first smartphone to feature a 1080p display (441 ppi). That’s a pretty big deal considering the things one could do with the gorgeous Super LCD 3 display combined by the sleek body and the standard array of HTC specific features (ImageSense camera, Beats Audio etc). However, with the Samsung Galaxy Note II in the market, very few people went in favor of the Droid DNA, which is disappointing really. However, retailers have now decided to make the device more appealing to potential buyers. How? Well, by taking the obvious price reduction route.

Amazon Wireless is selling the Droid DNA for $150 on a two year contract, which is a good discount off the standard $200 price tag. However, the contract will require you to shell out $80 every month, so be on guard for that. There’s a better deal available on Letstalk.com which is selling the Droid DNA for just $120, with the same $80 per month plan. So while you can get the premium HTC flagship for a little under $150 now, the carrier will pretty much make up for it with monthly rentals. Interestingly, the Droid DNA is still priced at $200 with a two year contract on Verizon’s website, so I’m not sure if it will have any takers considering the kind of deals other retailers are offering.

The smartphone has its own struggles to deal with in the American market. Despite being on the country’s largest 4G LTE network, the Droid DNA has a few unavoidable shortcomings. For one, the device with its brilliant 1080p display has only 16GB of onboard storage. So if you were to test the display’s potential by trying to add a Full HD movie or two, your storage will fill up in no time. And bear in mind, there will be tons of HD games on offer too. So that basically in my opinion is a major setback for the Droid DNA, but besides that the smartphone is a delight. Yes, the size of the battery could have been a little better, but users aren’t complaining much about it anyways. Let’s hope HTC rectifies these issues with future versions of the smartphone, until then it will have to come in second to devices like the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy S III.

Source: LetsTalk, Amazon Wireless
Via: GSM Arena

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HTC One SV Goes On Sale In The UK Sim-Free For £349.99

htc-one-sv Following its unveiling last month, HTC’s confusingly named One SV has made its way over to British shores, and is now available to purchase SIM-free from Clove for £349.99.

For your money, you’ll be getting a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and a 4.3-inch display to play your favorite games and watch a few movies on. Unfortunately, the display only has a resolution of 480×800, so it won’t be the sharpest looking phone out there.

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The One SV is also 4G capable, so if you’ve been looking forward to trying out the new EE network in the UK, you can do so without tying yourself down to a 24-month contract.

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Vodafone’s Nearly New program entices penny-pinchers with pre-owned smartphones

Vodafone's Nearly New program entices penny-pinchers with pre-owned smartphones

If you cherish saving coin and don’t mind owning secondhand devices, Vodafone’s Nearly New program is angling to hook you up with previously-loved smartphones. The UK firm’s new effort takes handsets returned by users in “very good condition,” repackages them with the appropriate accessories and doles them out at cheaper prices with pay-as-you-go or contract plans. According to Vodafone, the offering is particularly aimed at bringing pay-as-you-go users into the smartphone fold without breaking the bank. Available devices will vary each month based on return inventory, but the outfit already has iOS and Android choices on tap. Customers happy with off-contract service can choose between an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4, with an 8GB flavor of the latter ringing up at £250. Folks who have their eye on a contract plan can pick between a Samsung Galaxy S III, which is free with a £33 subscription, or an HTC One X. On-contract Nearly New devices are already available online and in select stores, while commitment-free phones are up for grabs in-store and will find their way online next week.

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MSI Mobile Workstation with NVIDIA® Quadro K2000M Graphics Processor Now Available

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MSI Mobile Workstation with NVIDIA® Quadro K2000M Graphics Processor Now Available

 

CES 2013 is upon us. MSI is getting a jump on the crowds, however, by introducing a new mobile workstation prior to the show officially opening its doors. Starting now, MSI is making its Quadro Workstation laptop available, with NVIDIA® Quadro K2000M GPU powering things on the graphics front. Obviously, this one’s meant more for professionals than average consumers, but players in the enterprise space might want to take note.

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Designed to tackle the most challenging applications, the Quadro WorkStation builds on the acclaimed capabilities of the GT60 to deliver unmatched performance for professionals, including scientist, programmers, engineers, graphic designers and more.  The Quadro Workstation supports more than 150 professional applications, including Adobe CS6, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Inventor, Siemens NX and PTC Creo.

 

Designed to tackle the most challenging applications, the Quadro WorkStation builds on the acclaimed capabilities of the GT60 to deliver unmatched performance for professionals, including scientist, programmers, engineers, graphic designers and more.  The Quadro Workstation supports more than 150 professional applications, including Adobe CS6, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Inventor, Siemens NX and PTC Creo.

“MSI has long been heralded for their performance gaming laptops, and the Quadro Workstation leverages that expertise to deliver the same quality and effectiveness for professionals,” stated Andy Tung, vice president of sales for MSI US.  “Our laptops now offer the necessary power to handle the most demanding games and are capable of blazing through the most intense working sessions.”

“The MSI GT60-0NG platform, with the NVIDIA Quadro K2000M, is the ideal form factor for CAD and DCC professionals that need the flexibility to be mobile, yet still need the proven reliability and stability of a workstation-class solution,” said Shawn Worsell, product line manager at NVIDIA.  “Mobile Workstations enable explorers, designers and artists to unleash their creativity anywhere, and everywhere they go.”

The Quadro Workstation features state-of-the-art components including Intel® Core i7 Quad Core processors, Killer™ Intelligent Networking with high-performance Gigabit Ethernet for HD video and high-quality audio, backlit keyboard, premium speakers, and Cooler Boost to instantly optimize system temperatures and more.  It possesses all the advantages of the NVIDIA® Quadro K2000M graphic processor, with additional features such as:

  • Multiple Display Support – Multi-task with ease with up to 4 independent displays, including the native display (notebook display)
  • sRGB Standard – Delivers consistent, stable and vibrant colors at all ranges to enables perfect color rendering without any loss of fidelity
  • NVIDIA® Scalable Geometry Engine – Dramatically improves geometry performance across applications and enables the user to work interactively with large scale complex models and scenes
  • Fast 3D Texture Transfer – Fast transfer and manipulation of 3D textures resulting in more interactive visualization of large volumetric datasets
  • Hardware 3D Window Clipping – Hardware accelerated clip regions which improve overall graphics performance by increasing transfer speed between color buffer and frame buffer
  • 16K Texture and Render Processing – Ability to texture and render surfaces up to 16K x 16K, particularly beneficial for applications that demand the highest resolution and quality image processing.
  • OpenGL Quad Buffered Stereo Support – Provides a smooth and immersive 3D stereo experience for professional design applications

The Quadro Workstation is currently available for $2,099.99 at Newegg and Amazon.  For more information on the Quadro Workstation or MSI’s entire family of mobile solutions, visit http://www.msimobile.com

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Nexus 7 32GB Available as eBay Daily Deal for $229

Today’s daily deals are up over at eBay, one of which is a 32GB Nexus 7 for $229. At that price, it’s $20 less than you’ll find it from the Google Play store, but to make the deal even sweeter, shipping is also free. Pretty solid price – hope you have some holiday cash still [...]

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CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies Come To The Samsung Vibrant

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Own a Samsung Vibrant? Or, probably more correctly, recently pawned off a Samsung Vibrant to a relative and / or child, and want to make them hate it less? Good news! CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies (based on Android 4.2 AOSP) are officially out for the Vibrant now, and you can get them at the CM website.

Definition: A “nightly” is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day’s worth of new code has been committed.

It could oftentimes be unstable and not properly tested, lacking any changelogs, but eventually evolving into alphas, betas, release candidates, and finally stable releases.

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Samsung Makes Source Code Available for the Verizon Galaxy S3

If you are the ROM developer type and you own a Galaxy S3 on Verizon, you’ll be pleased to learn that Samsung has made the source code available for it. And that’s about all there is to say about that. Developers, do work. ROM flashers, wait patiently. Via:  Samsung | Android Police

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Post X-mas Nexus Availability Update: Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 Still Gone, Some Nexus 7s Available

Now that X-mas is over, and you probably have some cash or gift cards to spend on the tech goodies that Santa was unable to bring you, you are probably wondering what the Nexus stock situation is, right? Still not good, unfortunately. If you want a Nexus 4 or Nexus 10 in either size, you [...]

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BlackBerry 10 Smartphones Will Be Available on Vodafone UK

RIM’s BlackBerry 10 platform is all set to be announced on January 30. However, there’s no info on which countries will get the new BB smartphones, but there have been reports of RIM working with top carriers to bring their devices to the fore. However, Vodafone UK has confirmed to a blog that the smartphone will hit the carrier when it is launched. The device apparently will be available for launch on the same day, i.e. January 30, which is a little odd to understand as the device is being announced that day. Perhaps it’s just a pre-order listing of the device, but regardless it’s good news that the carriers are showing faith in RIM and its new platform. Expect the hype to build on as the days get closer to the announcement of the platform. It’s not clear as to how many devices RIM will announce during the course of the event, but this confirms that a minimum of one smartphone will be making its way to Vodafone UK.

As we know, RIM has plans for a touch only BlackBerry 10 device (L-Series) as well as a QWERTY keyboard equipped BB (N-Series), true to its roots. However, it has been said that the touch version will be given more emphasis as RIM has failed miserably with touchscreen phones in the past (Storm, Torch etc) and it desperately wants to do better. It seems like a fair amount of work has gone into the making of BlackBerry 10 which means we could be pleasantly surprised with what the folks have to offer. There’s still an aura of mystery over the device’s availability on American carriers, but it seems pretty likely that the device will make its way to VZW.  RIM has certainly managed to get us all excited about the device and we should expect no different from a company which is struggling for survival. We’ve already seen what the device looks like, now all that’s left to see is if customers take a liking to the platform. BB loyalists couldn’t have been more excited as this is undoubtedly the biggest upgrade BlackBerry has ever seen.

BlackBerry fans in the UK now know where to find the first lot of BlackBerry 10 smartphones. We’re hoping to have other carriers come out with spicy details like this as the days go by.

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Via: Phone Arena

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[New Game] Herocraft’s Ant Raid Lands On Android To Fight For Queen And Colony

unnamedAnt Raid has been a long time coming for Android gamers. After the game received no small amount of notoriety on iOS, Herocraft has finally seen fit to release it to our fair platform, just in time for you to ignore your family over the holidays. Even better, they’re discounting it for the launch, so you can pick it up for just a dollar at the moment.

The gameplay is somewhere between Starcraft and Pikmin. You control a continually respawning army of ants as they defend their colony from mutated snails, ravenous worms, and bees, which are pretty disagreeable at the best of times.

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Pitfall! Now Available On the Play Store

There’s just something about playing classic titles on our small devices these days, although some titles are best left in our memories. The latest game to grace our mobile devices is Pitfall! Well-known console software developer, Activision, has taken the 30 year old title and has breathed new life into it with an all new look and gameplay sure to appease fans of the classic while also in hopes of gaining a few new fans. Now, time to explain to your little one what an Atari 2600 was. Grab it via the Store link below.

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Pitfall! Now Available On the Play Store

There’s just something about playing classic titles on our small devices these days, although some titles are best left in our memories. The latest game to grace our mobile devices is Pitfall! Well-known console software developer, Activision, has taken the 30 year old title and has breathed new life into it with an all new look and gameplay sure to appease fans of the classic while also in hopes of gaining a few new fans. Now, time to explain to your little one what an Atari 2600 was. Grab it via the Store link below.

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Padfone 2 Jelly Bean Update Rolling Out For WWE / HK Variants, Full ROMs And Changelog Available

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While I can’t say I know anyone that has a Padfone 2, if you do, and you have a WWE or Hong Kong version of the device, you can get the official update to Android 4.1 right now. You can grab the full firmware files (V10.4.5.36) here. The changelog, below.

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1. Upgraded to Android OS 4.1.1
2. Improved USB Internet Sharing to avoid disconnection
3. Improved the device’s audio quality
4. Enhanced camera’s focus and photo-quality features
5. Optimal GPS function
6. ASUS Studio image editing feature
7. PinPal, BuddyBuzz, and Floating Widget applications
8. Optimal streaming quality for playback smoothness
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Pitfall! Now Available On the Play Store

There’s just something about playing classic titles on our small devices these days, although some titles are best left in our memories. The latest game to grace our mobile devices is Pitfall! Well-known console software developer, Activision, has taken the 30 year old title and has breathed new life into it with an all new look and gameplay sure to appease fans of the classic while also in hopes of gaining a few new fans. Now, time to explain to your little one what an Atari 2600 was. Grab it via the Store link below.

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CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies Available For The Google Nexus S, Nexus S 4G, And Asus Transformer Pad 300

cyanogen-mod-10.1 Another day, another round of nightly builds for the upcoming CyanogenMod 10.1. This time, the latest release of the custom ROM that brings Android 4.2 has been made available on a further 3 devices: the Google Nexus S, Nexus S 4G, and the ASUS Transformer Pad 300 (TF300T).

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Definition: A “nightly” is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day’s worth of new code has been committed.

It could oftentimes be unstable and not properly tested, lacking any changelogs, but eventually evolving into alphas, betas, release candidates, and finally stable releases.

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Official ASUS Nexus 7 Dock Goes Up On B&H For $40, Still Not Available Though

The official Nexus 7 dock from ASUS that started receiving attention last week, has been spotted on B&H’s retail site. According to the retailer, the item won’t be available until sometime around December 30, but it is quite reasonably priced at just $40. That’s much better than some of the $90 pogo docks we have [...]

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CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies Available For The Samsung Captivate, AT&T Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III (Metro PCS, US Cellular), And Acer Iconia A700 [Updated]

nexusae0_1_thumb52It’s going to be a long time yet before devices like the Galaxy S III and Acer’s Iconia Tab A700 get Jelly Bean 4.2, and the Samsung Captivate and Galaxy S II probably won’t ever get another OS version update. That’s why we love us some custom ROMs, and the CyanogenMod team has released nightlies of CM10.1 to all of these devices, including the MetroPCS and US Cellular variants of the GSIII.

Definition: A “nightly” is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day’s worth of new code has been committed.

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CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies Available For The Samsung Captivate, AT&T Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III (Metro PCS, US Cellular), And Acer Iconia A700 [Updated] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies Available For The Samsung Captivate, Galaxy S III (Metro PCS), And Acer Iconia A700

nexusae0_1_thumb52It’s going to be a long time yet before devices like the Galaxy S III and Acer’s Iconia Tab A700 get Jelly Bean 4.2,  and the Samsung Captivate probably won’t ever get another OS version update. That’s why we love us some custom ROMs, and the CyanogenMod team has released nightlies of CM10.1 to all three devices, including the MetroPCS variant of the GSIII.

Definition: A “nightly” is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day’s worth of new code has been committed.

It could oftentimes be unstable and not properly tested, lacking any changelogs, but eventually evolving into alphas, betas, release candidates, and finally stable releases.

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CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies Available For The Samsung Captivate, Galaxy S III (Metro PCS), And Acer Iconia A700 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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ASUS Nexus 7 Dock Now Available For Pre Order in the U.S

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The ASUS Nexus 7 has been a widely popular tablet across all sections of the market. People have been particularly fond of the tablet since it’s priced very low, hence making it one of the best tablets money can buy. But if there was one thing missing from this tablet, it was the lack of accessories that usually come bundled with the tablet or the ones that are sold separately. Most of us didn’t expect to see any accessories for the Nexus 7 to be honest as it was a budget tablet, but all that was until ASUS unveiled the audio dock for the device in Japan. But while it confirmed the existence of an additional accessory for the tablet, there was no info on a global roll out. And that has changed now with a retailer in the U.S listing the ASUS Google Nexus 7 dock for pre order. The price is set at $39.99 and it’s not all that bad considering the fact that it is sold directly by the manufacturer. It however, doesn’t bring a lot to the table as it is merely a charging/sync and audio dock. Not that you would expect anything more from a dock, which is why it’s better this way.

The dock is up for grabs from a retailer named B&H. Unfortunately, the shipping info hasn’t been provided with the listing. But I guess it’s a pretty credible listing, and if you have done a fair bit of shopping with the retailer, you’d know better. The Nexus 7 Audio Dock comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and a micro USB port. The dock will make use of the Nexus 7’s pogo pins located on the left hand side of the tablet, which means that you would have to use the device in landscape mode if it is placed on the dock. This could be a hindrance for people who prefer the compact nature of the Nexus 7 and like to hold it in portrait mode more often, especially if there’s some typing involved. Regardless, this dock is a very neat addition to the Nexus 7 and should see a fair bit of takers.

I personally feel ASUS is a little late to launch the dock as it’s almost Christmas now and it could have sold plenty of these docks to existing Nexus 7 customers if launched earlier. But we still don’t rule out the official availability of the dock in retailer stores in time for Christmas. Let’s hope that happens, fingers crossed.

Source: B&H Photo
Via: Phone Arena

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CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies Come To The International Galaxy Note (n7000) And Note II (n7100)

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You know what time it is? Time for more CM 10.1 nightlies! This go around everyone’s favorite custom ROM is rolling out for everyone’s favorite phablets: the international Note (n7000) and Note II (n7100). The oversized handsets got their first taste of CM10.1 yesterday, and the latest build just hit CM’s download site a bit ago.

Definition: A “nightly” is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day’s worth of new code has been committed.

It could oftentimes be unstable and not properly tested, lacking any changelogs, but eventually evolving into alphas, betas, release candidates, and finally stable releases.

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CM10.1 Now Available for the Verizon Galaxy S3, Other Versions as Well

Yesterday, we saw some of the first CM10.1 nightly builds go live for devices like the Galaxy Nexus, with fingers crossed that we would start to see other devices join the list in the near future. Sure enough, other devices have joined the party, most notably is the Galaxy S3 in a variety of versions. [...]

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94 Seconds Review

94-Seconds

Available On: Android, iOS

Price: Free

Download: Google Play | iTunes

94 Seconds is an app that tests how fast you can think of a word, given a particular category and its initial letter. For instance, it asks for a mammal that starts with the letter K. You type in the word, and move on to the next prompt. Each round lasts only 94 seconds, thus the name. Before the round is over, you have to answer as many of the prompts as you can to earn a high score. The game gives you one point per correct answer, and an extra point if your answer is difficult or not quite common. If you’re stumped, however, you can skip to the next prompt, but three points will be taken off your score. The same number of points will be deducted if you give an incorrect answer. There are 15 categories available at present, including Fruit, Vegetable, Clothing, Sports, Periodic Table Element, Color, and U.S. State, and the developer promises more in the future. At the end of each round, you can check your answers, and get suggestions for prompts that you did not have answers for. An orange button with a jester’s hat called Joker shows you a correct answer for the prompt. There is also a Crystal Ball Joker button which reveals the next letter and category, buying you some time to think. You can gain free Jokers by installing other apps that are suggested by 94 Seconds.

This is one of the games that I was surprised to have liked. The concept is very simple, but the time limit and the prompts recently have not failed to pull me out of my boredom. It gets frustrating at times, however, when the game does not accept an answer that I gave, but there is always an option to suggest the word so that the developer may perhaps include it as one of the answers that the app recognizes. Another thing I don’t like about the app is that it repeats prompts quite often. Thus, if you have been playing the game for some time, you would have ready answers to some of the prompts, making the game less challenging.

There is also a feature called Top which shows you your playing statistics. This is useful if you want to track your performance or compare it with others. Of course, those who like social gaming can use the app to play with friends on Facebook, but this is something I have never been interested in.

All in all, I would say that there 94 Seconds still has some room for improvement, mainly in accepting answers and giving more varied prompts. But if all you’re looking for is a game to get you thinking fast, this is definitely worth downloading.

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CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies Roll Out For Galaxy Nexus On Verizon (Toro), Sprint (Toroplus), And 3G Nexus 7 (Tilapia)

cyanogenmodtinyAnd the nightlies come in the niiiight! Or, in this case, in the middle of the afternoon. Today, the fine folks over on the CyanogenMod team have seen fit to release CM10.1 nightlies for several Nexus devices including both CDMA variants—the Verizon version named ‘toro’ and Sprint’s ‘toroplus’—as well as the brand new 3G Nexus 7 hardware. ROMs for all three of the variants are available for download on get.cm.

Definition: A “nightly” is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day’s worth of new code has been committed.

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CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies Roll Out For Galaxy Nexus On Verizon (Toro), Sprint (Toroplus), And 3G Nexus 7 (Tilapia) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Solid Explorer Unlocker Now Available In The Play Store For $1.99

 

One of the most underrated productivity apps suddenly looks like it might be better than ever thanks to a newly unveiled add-on. In case you’re not familiar with Solid Explorer, it’s an app that is like any typical file manager out there— except it has one thing that stands apart from its competition: the ability to have two independent panels for browsing. What this does is allows you to have two separate folders open at the very same time— with each folder having the ability to be controlled. While this is a cool thing and all— it appeared that the overall app was a bit limited in functionality because it was offered as a trial, until now. The app developer has come out and released the Solid Explorer Unlocker, which gives full functionality for all users of the app including the ability to open two folders at the same time, have even better root access and better support for archived files.

The Solid Explorer Unlocker is available now in the Play Store for a few bucks, so if you’re an Froyo+ user and interested in giving it a spin– be sure to head on down and try it out today. You’ll be glad you tried it out… believe us.

 

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CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightly Builds Arrive On Samsung’s Galaxy S And Galaxy S III

cyanogenmod-10.1 CyanogenMod 10.1 is continuing to bring Android 4.2 to more devices each day, and Samsung fans will be glad to know that nightly builds are now available for the Galaxy S and Galaxy S III (AT&T and T-Mobile varieties).

Definition: A “nightly” is a bleeding edge release that is built on a daily basis, usually at night after a full day’s worth of new code has been committed.

It could oftentimes be unstable and not properly tested, lacking any changelogs, but eventually evolving into alphas, betas, release candidates, and finally stable releases.

If you want to download the builds for your device, you can do so by heading over to the CyanogenMod downloads site.

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CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightly Builds Arrive On Samsung’s Galaxy S And Galaxy S III was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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