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  • Flipcase turns the iPhone 5C into a game of Connect Four

    Here's a neat idea: take the iPhone 5C's dotty case and turn it into a game. That's exactly what Flipcase, a free game now available from the iTunes store does. Here's the case of the 5C: And here's what Flipcase does with it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VTVoD-3MDr0 Flipcase says that it'll work with the 5 and 5S, but it's made for the holy case of the iPhone 5C which luckily fits over the other iPhone models. The game looks like quick, simple fun and bases itself off the "timeless" classic (depending on how much you like cheap, plastic board games), Connect Four. The case slips...

  • Giant screen, crazy speakers, fingerprint scanner: HTC’s One Max is official

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3, meet your new over-sized competitor: the HTC One Max. Yep, after months of leaks and rumours, HTC's new Android phablet is official. Oh, and yes, it really does have a fingerprint scanner. HTC's mega companion to the flagship One is all about going big. It is a massive 164.5 x 82.5mm and just over a centimetre thick, and has a 5.9", full 1080p HD screen and 1.7GHz quad-core CPUs. Its design is very similar to the smaller HTC One, with the same sleek aluminium casing with a notable difference: on the back of the phone, below...

  • 5 Android zombie apps to play after watching ‘Walking Dead’

    The Walking Dead season 4 shambled into life yesterday. But what do you do while you're waiting for the next episode? You download and amuse yourself with one of these Zombie-themed apps, of course.  1. Plants vs. Zombies 2 First up is EA's Plants vs. Zombies 2. It's a sequel to a game that most of us have played, and thankfully it hasn't spread itself thin like in Angry Birds case. There's been no add-on's or episodic content (but there was board game). Nope, just one solid game and then a sequel. PVSZ2 is more colourful and frantic than ever before,...

  • Nokia’s Lumia 2520 tablet outed on Twitter

    Is what's pictured above, care of Twitter tipster evleaks the real deal? Possibly. The oft reliable Twitter user evleaks managed to grab a shot of Nokia's tablet, the Lumia 2520. It's a great, clear shot of this cyan tablet and looks like it's taken straight from a press release. The great eye of Microsoft and Nokia stares down on us, looks in our direction with a lidless glance and casts some unconfirmed specs of "Sirius" our way: It's going to run Windows RT, which in our opinion is a terrible mistake A  quad-core Qualcomm 8974 (ARM) CPU will power it. This is a...

  • LG G Flex: now suddenly everyone wants to make a curved phone

    Here we go, another curved phone. Samsung was first though, never forget. LG will release a curved phone, the LG G Flex. Here's how it looks: Watermarks. Sad face LG says that its range of breakable and bendable smartphones are well on their way to becoming viable products. This curved phone (and these are just the renders mind you) will also be 6", reports Engadget. There's very little to talk about sadly, outside of the fact that instead of it curving from left to right, like Samsung's Galaxy Round, it bends the top to the bottom, as if LG pushed a...

  • With Seene, your iPhone can take 3D photos

    Ever felt restrained by the 2D-sharing world of your mobile camera and social media (read:Instagram)? If you answered yes, you'll be over the moon at the new app from Obvious Engineering called Seene, which lets you create 3D photos, and share them with your friends (read:3D Instagram). Seene uses a parallax effect, which in essence measures the difference in position of an object when viewed at various positions. More specifically, the app records an image from four different angles to create the 3D effect. A look at the video below indicates that it is quite tricky to capture images, but once...

  • 10 reasons why Samsung’s Galaxy Round rocks, and rolls

    Here's a secret: Samsung's latest cutie, the Galaxy Round has quickly grown on us. While it may only be a melted-in S4, the Round is the first original phone any of us have seen in an exceedingly long time. And here's ten reasons why we think that the Round is one of the best phones to come out this year. It's the world's first curved phone! It really is. Can you imagine how nicely this will slide into our pockets, or feel against our ears? 2. A crazy 13MP camera with LED flash Samsung makes some great camera phones, such as the S4...

  • 5 of the best games of rAge 2013

    It’s difficult to make a decision regarding the best games on show this past weekend at rAge, South Africa’s largest gaming and technology expo. Every single distributor brought their A-game, and this year’s expo was most definitely a resounding success! I have however managed to narrow my very, very long list of awesomeness down to a Top 5. It was difficult, but I got there. So in no particular order, here we go: Batman: Arkham Origins I was very worried about this game, primarily because of the change in developer. It’s moved away from Rocksteady Games and in-house to Warner Bros,...

  • iPhone 5S users reporting dreaded ‘Blue Screen of Death’ iWork bug

    Some iPhone 5S users have been reporting the dreaded "Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD) when trying to open iWork or a number of third-party applications recently. The iWork app comes free with all new iOS devices and is reportedly forcing Apple users to reboot when multitasking. Some people who have been experiencing this odd issue have been raising their concerns on Twitter, YouTube, Apple support forums and threads. One of the many users commented "My iphone 5S ( iOS 7 , 32gb) screen turns blue and reboots when I exit the Numbers app made by Apple. Other people seem to...

  • You can now play Super Mario Bros in your browser thanks to HTML5

    If you're a child of the 80s or early 90s, you'll find this ridiculously cool. You can now play the original Super Mario Brothers, as in all of it, in your web browser courtesy of some serious HTML5 wizardry. The project, which is the work of computer science student Josh Goldberg, allows you to play the original levels from the game as well as map your own. In Goldberg's own words: Full Screen Mario is a fully HTML5 remake of the original Super Mario Brothers. You can play the original levels, play through some of literally millions of...