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Dead Trigger Christmas update now available in Google Play

Similar to what we saw from Madfinger games around Halloween, the company has announced their Dead Trigger Christmas update. This update is already live in Google Play and includes new game play, new weapons and deals on weapons as well as the opportunity to win a Dead Trigger t-shirt.


And as we like to see, this update also came with some tweaks and bug fixes. The tweak deals with the mini-mortar which is said to have been improved and made “more deadly.” The bug fix dealt with memory optimizations, specifically for lower-end devices. Also worth noting, the Dead Trigger game was, and remains available for free.

With those smaller items out of the way, lets get into the Christmas update. Those looking for weapons can take advantage of the new special prices and those looking to get that shirt, you will have to solve the underground puzzle. Otherwise, the changelog for this update also notes a new weapon, a grenade launcher, as well as new story missions, an encounter with a new Christmas boss called Zanta and a new North Pole Christmas Arena.

All said and done, it looks like Madfinger has released this update in perfect time. After all, come this time next week we suspect more than a few of you will have some days off for the holiday and what better way to waste some time then battling some zombies.

[via Google Play]

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Motorola Droid RAZR HD raises hopes during its brief encounter with the FCC?

Motorola Droid Razr HD

What do we know about Motorola’s Droid RAZR HD? It’s likely to arrive clad in a Kevlar body, run Ice Cream Sandwich and be quick off the blocks. Now we can possibly start looking forward to a release date for such a teasing device since it’s been passed fit for human consumption by the boys at the FCC. The test documents revealed it’s got CDMA and GSM radios, will slurp down Verizon’s LTE and pack an NFC chip — but alas, no hint of whether we should be waiting for a version with a bigger battery.

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Motorola Droid RAZR HD raises hopes during its brief encounter with the FCC? originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:22:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Evernote Hello Now Offers to Android

Evernote Hello is finally available for Android. This app, which makes it easy to remember the people one meets as well as the experiences one has with them, was launched six months ago. Since then, it has gotten a lot of praise from its users.

Evernote Hello is part of the Evernote group of software. Basically, this app facilitates remembering through note taking. A cloud-based suite, it has services for clipping images and text off a browser for storage, for remembering food, and for changing the web content into simpler format. It also has a handwriting and sketch app that makes it easy to get ideas across.

Evernote Hello is now downloadable off Google Play. The company has made various enhancements to the app, including an integration with the social media network LinkedIn. With LinkedIn, users can enter the email address of their acquaintance and remember an encounter with that person.

According to the company, Evernote Hello tries to imitate how the brain works when we meet people. Along with their names and faces, we remember experiences with them, including where we met and what activities we shared. It is a more up-to-date version of our trusty address book, which lists names and contact details but sometimes fails to make us remember where exactly we met that person.

In Evernote Hello, users may manually enter information about people, ask other people to enter their personal information, or direct the app to get the information from the address book. Evernote then adds an Encounter, which contains information about where the user met that person. This may include a map of the location, photos, and any other notes. It also creates links to other people whom the user met during that same time.

On its home screen, Evernote also creates a Mosaic, which contains a tiled view of people that the user had met. The Mosaic is arranged chronologically, and photos of the same person may appear many times if the user meets him or her repeatedly.

The Evernote Hello app is available for free.

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More Pictures of the HTC Incredible 4G Emerge, NFC and Beam Onboard

A Reddit user was able to go hands-on with the upcoming DROID Incredible 4G yesterday thanks to a recent meeting with an HTC rep. During the encounter, he was able to snap a couple of pictures and also confirm some of the specs that have been floating around the web thanks to the leak on [...]

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LG Optimus Vu does its 5-inch, 4:3 thing in white next week

LG Optimus Vu

Tired of big black slabs? How's about a nice big white slab? The LG Optimus Vu is bringing its 5-inch, 4:3 aspect ratio in white starting next week, the Korean manufacturer announced today. As you'll recall from our last encounter with this massive beast at Mobile World Congress, the Optimus Vu is a stylus-happy phone/tablet hybrid that pretty much was a direct response to the Samsung Galaxy Note. It's not all bad, but boy howdy is it ever big.

We've still got no idea if it'll ever hit the States, nor do we really know if that'd be a bad thing. 

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HTC Golf allegedly appears in press shot sporting ICS and Sense 4

The HTC Golf, as it’s known by codename, has been rumored to be in the works for quite some time now, but today marks our first virtual encounter with the device. Thanks to a leaked press image acquired by PocketNow, we can finally get an idea of what HTC’s alleged entry-level slab may look like. Aside from being coated with a fresh version of Sense, the 3.5-inch Golf is also said to be packing an underwhelming 480 x 320 display, a single-core CPU, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage (expandable via microSD). Additionally, word on the web has the Golf as being an eventual member of the outfit’s Wildfire family, though we’d hold off on giving it a different dub just yet. Either way, perhaps this one will be good enough to wave goodbye to that ChaCha of yours.

HTC Golf allegedly appears in press shot sporting ICS and Sense 4 originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 14 Apr 2012 12:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sony Ericsson’s VScreens App Allows Android Users To Share Content To Bigger Screens


Getting content from our Android device to a bigger screen has never been difficult or intimidating. However Sony Ericsson is out to make that process completely dumb-proof by using simple QR codes. Yes, you read that right– QR codes. Sony Ericsson has just released the free Vscreens app in Market for any Android 2.1 and above device. Here’s how it works: you download and open the app, go to from your computer, laptop or tablet, and scan the QR code from within the app on your Android device. Once that is done, both your phone and the website will automatically establish a connection and allow you to throw photos and video up on a bigger screen. One thing you should note is the app does require your devices to be on the same wifi network.

Even though the app is in beta, it works pretty well and most users shouldn’t encounter problems (save for grainy or pixelated images and videos occasionally). Hit the Android Market link or QR code below to download the app.

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[Quick Review] Pumpkins vs Monsters for Android [Video]

You don’t encounter a lot of apps that have been downloaded over 1,000,000 times with a  4.7 user rating. Pumpkins vs Monsters is one of those apps, and it’s a highly addictive game that is really fun to play. If you are a fan of games like Bejeweled or Plants vs. Zombies! you will love this one. Also, with Halloween only a couple of days away, it’s easy to get into, but I have a feeling your addiction will continue longer after you the ghosts and goblins have disappeared.

The premise is simple; You have an array of pumpkins, but you must match up the different colors in groups of at least three in order to flick them at the monsters that are coming at you. You can also collect coins and other gems in order to purchase other weapons, which you will need because this game gets challenging pretty quickly. You get the option to play story mode, which has up to 90 levels, or endless mode for hours of fun. My only complaint is when tapping the coins and gems (to collect), it’s not as responsive as I would like, but you may find a different experience depending on which device you’re using.

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[Quick Review] Pumpkins vs Monsters for Android [Video]

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Facelock app hits the Ovi Store, Symbian handsets frame your face for security

Unlocking your phone doesn’t get any easier than a simple patterned swipe or pre-set pin. But for the fussy amongst you, there’s an alternative solution to make you feel both confidently futuristic, and downright ridiculous. Facelock, the facial recognition security app announced back at Nokia World 2010, has finally mosied on over to the Ovi Store, beta tag in tow. The screen lock tech functions pretty much as you’d expect: once you’ve set a static image of your face as a code, the front-facing camera will then match it up to your mug and, presto magico, you’ll have access to your device. The free app is apparently compatible only with Symbian 3 handsets, although those rocking Anna and Belle shouldn’t encounter any difficulties. Ready to face / off with your phone? Then hit up the source link below to download the gratis goods.

[Thanks, Jerry]

Facelock app hits the Ovi Store, Symbian handsets frame your face for security originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 08 Oct 2011 04:43:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia N9 camera: sample images and video

Our first encounter with Nokia’s N9 may have been eleven different kinds of awesome, but we knew it was a mere scratch of the high-grade polycarbonate surface. One of the core pieces of functionality we didn’t get the chance to address back then was the camera, and after Nokia decided to toot that horn recently — saying, among other things, that it’s the “fastest image-capturing phone” yet — we decided we had to go back for a second go-around.

In terms of performance, Nokia’s camera application definitely lives up to the company’s own hype, with nearly instant captures and an equally brisk return to a state of readiness for more image-taking. When shooting video, we noted that audio recording starts slightly later than the video, leaving the first half second or so without sound. This isn’t an uncommon issue (we’ve seen it on other phones and tablets) and can be seen in our video sample after the break. Now might be a good time to also mention that the N9s we tested with today were all prototype units, so don’t prejudge Nokia’s final hardware on the basis of what you see here. Unless your premature judgment is positive, we doubt Nokia would mind that.

So anyhow, we took a walk around the company’s offices, escorted by a group of unarmed but surely lethal Finnish ninjas, taking shots of the surrounding cityscape as we went. The results show the N9 picking up a ton of detail and controlling noise admirably, while a few impromptu ThinkPad hands-on photos convinced us it can do a pretty stellar job with closeups as well. With a name like N9, however, it was obvious which phone we needed to compare Nokia’s lone wolf MeeGo handset to, so out came our trusty N8 with its world-beating 12 megapixel sensor. Alas, in spite of having an F2.2 aperture on the N9, Nokia hasn’t managed to replicate the heroics of its earlier device: the N8 shows its advantage in consistently picking out better color balance and in also being sharper throughout the frame. It makes the N9′s images appear as if they were shot through a haze, though we hasten to add that this should be considered a strength of the older phone rather than a major failure of the new one. Additionally, the N9 suffers from the typically narrow dynamic range of smartphone camera sensors, which is the cause of the consistently blown-out sky in our gallery images. Still, considering the quick software operation and consistently detailed imagery on offer from the N9, we’d say Nokia is on to a winner here.

P.S. — Looking for the full-size 8 megapixel stills from the N9? We’ve zipped them up for you right here.

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Nokia N9 camera: sample images and video originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Droid Bionic Release Date SOON [Same for Droid 3, ATRIX Says Verizon]

Whilst traveling through our local strip mall today, we had a chance encounter with a Verizon employee, if you call walking straight up to a Verizon employee and asking a chance encounter, where we learned a few extra small details about three mothership Android phones that are on the 2011 horizon. First, and perhaps most important, the Droid Bionic was on the list for requesting. Upon asking the release date for said phone, the rep smiled knowingly* and said, “while we don’t technically know, between you and me, soon.”

I say knowingly, but it may well have been deviously. Either way, it was an odd expression that your humble narrator would call one of the two odd expressions. After this, the employee noted that he was also “unsure in the same way, but could definitely confirm,” the releases of the Motorola ATRIX and the Droid 3. Whether or not this meant that they’d all be released on the same day (doubtful,) was not all that clear – and he wasn’t giving out any more specific specifics than that!

For more information on these telephones, head back to their respective portals: Droid 3, Motorola Atrix 4G, and Droid Bionic. Then check out a post that’s basically been beating up our post-view charts for the past week: Droid Bionic Release Now Mid-April [Says Verizon]. Can’t wait!


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Nokia T7-00 surfaces again, looks like N8 redux

This isn’t our first encounter with the Nokia T7-00, but this time around we’re getting a whole bunch more info thanks to some detailed pics leaked by PCPop. In a nutshell, the T7-00 appears to be a downgraded version of Nokia’s N8 imaging flagship for the Chinese market. The phone is identical to the N8 in appearance, except for the missing camera pod in the back. Gone is the phenomenal 12 megapixel autofocus Zeiss shooter with xenon flash — instead, you’ll find an 8 megapixel camera (likely EDoF, like its E7 and C7 cousins) with dual-LED flash mounted flush with the body. In addition, the micro-USB connector finds a new home behind the plastic door that normally conceals the mini-HDMI port on the N8. Under the hood, the existing pentaband 3G radio gives way to China’s proprietary TD-SCDMA standard, and the ARM 11 processor gets a 20MHz speed bump to 700MHz. Considering the vast numbers of mobile subscribers in China, the T7-00 is sure to help Nokia reach its goal of selling 150 million Symbian devices in the next few years. Follow the source link below for the complete set of pictures.

Nokia T7-00 surfaces again, looks like N8 redux originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 05 Apr 2011 01:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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