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  • iOS loophole lets you play Zelda, Mario, Pokemon on iPhone

    In the past, playing any emulated game on an iOS device meant one thing: jailbreaking. But that's the past and today's news, care of Readwrite, shows us that a non-jailbroken iDevice can run a GameBoy Advance emulator, so games like Mario, Zelda, Metroid and Castlevania, all exclusive Nintendo properties, are now fully playable on Apple's platform. It's all from a loophole that "independent iOS developer" Riley Testut's exploited.  His app, GBA4iOS is freely available and can be installed in a matter of minutes, if you know what you're doing. The app is based on long-standing GBA emulator gpSphone. As for the installation...

  • Nokia’s new budget Lumia 625 spotted in China with biggest screen yet

    Nokia's apparently set to release a budget Lumia device to solidify its operations in China -- a market that's proving increasingly tricky for the Finnish phone manufacturing giant. This Lumia 625, ranked as a mid-range 4.7-inch smartphone, is expected to go for about US$325. The Lumia 625 has, like all wireless devices in China, gone through certification at the radio communication device regulator TENAA’s website. As The Next Web reports, the Lumia 625 will be officially launched later this month. It's believed that this lower-end Windows 8 phone will have a 4.7-inch WVGA screen powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon...

  • BlackBerry A10 leaks: big screen, beefy battery

    No one expected BlackBerry to sit on its haunches after the release of the Z10, Q10 and Q5. But that's what the A10 is for, a 5-inch, full touch BlackBerry with something most new BlackBerry's don't have: excellent battery life (we hope). Care of a leaked slide from Crackberry, we now know that the A10 comes with an integrated and possibly non-removable 2 800mAh battery. This is the type of phone you should care about. It is sadly though, impossible to tell if these specs are accurate or not, being that this is from a leak and all, but whatever....

  • Another silly smartwatch is coming, this time from Microsoft

    Your flesh is weak to smartwatch rumours, so give in and drink the juice Microsoft is pouring for you. Today, there's a sweet cup of Windows 8-loving smartwatch to ingest as The Verge reports on new developments from camp Microsoft. Could you handle a smartwatch running Surface on it? Microsoft thinks you can. According to the rumour-mill, the prototype smartwatch has been shifted over to team Surface. This is a step in a positive direction as previous smartwatch rumours pointed to a watch that would interact with Kinect, akin to the Nike+ Fuelband. But that fizzled and died - in...

  • The Sugar Android phone packs 129 Swarovski gems with decent specs

    The Sugar smartphone-- dressed up in jewelry, is as pretty on the outside as it is on the inside. Although the price is not yet known, the Swarovski-gemmed smartphone will be a welcome feature to any glitzy girl's purse. Some might say "tacky" while others might say "fabulous!" Covering the sides with 129 Swarovski Pure Brilliance gems, the Sugar has a glossy brushed pink back and is 8.2mm thick. In total, the gems are a massive 5.16 carats which together with the, phone gives it a weight of 156g. Girly phones, we've seen before. One of the phone's many flaws is...

  • India’s Xolo launches Tegra 3 powered Play T1000 for $270

    Nvidia seems to be on to something. First, we heard about the Geek carrying Tegra 4 that launched in China yesterday. Now, we see Tegra 3 being launched Xolo in India. This makes it the first the Xolo Play T1000 the first Tegra 3 based mobile device to be sold in India and with that a decent price. While many users often complain about their Tegra devices heating up too quick or killing batteries too easily, no one can doubt its processing power. Popular 2012 titles such as Riptide, Dead Trigger or GTAIII should all run smoothly on the...

  • ZTE Geek rocks Tegra 4 CPU

    Nvidia's Tegra 4 mobile CPU is primed to be one of those technologies that closes the gap between desktop and portable devices, thanks to its beefy specifications.  ZTE's upcoming smartphone, the Geek U988S has the honour of being the worlds first commercially available Tegra 4 device, when ZTE chooses to disclose its release date, of course. Leaky Chinese gadget site, Tenaa digs up the full specs of this potentially groundbreaking smartphone from the infinitely growing  rumour barrel. The ZTE Geek is jam-packed with goodness, but let's begin with the CPU, which is a 1.8Ghz quad-core monster which carries a full 2GB...

  • HTC One Mini and Max coming real soon

    The HTC One was the best non-iPhone of late 2012, and now there are two new sizes to look forward to. First up is the HTC One Mini, a little 4.3-inch nipper with a 1.4Ghz CPU. The HTC One Max takes size a little bit more seriously though with a six-inch display. The fulls (known) specs for both phones follow below, care of Mobilegeeks: HTC One Mini Specs 4.3-inch 720p LCD display Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Dualcore@1.4Ghz 1GB of RAM 16GB Internal Memory HTC One Max Specs 6-inch 1080p Super LCD display 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800@2.3Ghz 2GB of RAM 32/64GB Internal Memory 3200mAh Battery There's even a sneaky snap of the HTC...

  • Apple now ‘aggressively hiring’ for Project iWatch

    The smart watch nonsense continues as Apple is now "aggressively" searching for key players to kick the wearable computer craze into gear. According to a report by The Financial Times (paywall), sources have said that there are "hard engineering problems that they've not been able to solve." The Financial Times report continues below: The company has begun hiring “aggressively” for the project in recent weeks, say people familiar with Apple’s plans for the wearable device, a move that shows it has stepped up development but which raises questions over the ability of its own engineers to develop wearable...

  • Moto X software features leaked: always on voice command and more

    We get a first taste of the mysterious Moto X and its features. A leaked video in the shape of an advertisement for a Canadian communications outlet, showcases Motorola's first new flagship after its acquisition by Google. Some entertaining features include an always on Google Now voice command, nifty camera tricks and a subtle notification system. About two weeks ago we saw the first hints of what to expect from the Google-owned company. Motorola plastered ads all over American newspapers as much as it invoked our curiosities and certainly raised our expectations quite a bit. The video was first posted on...