Apple, Reviews

iPod Touch review: candy-coated fun

iPod Touch 5th gen What almost looks like an iPhone 5, has the guts of an iPhone 4S, the camera of an iPhone 4 and the wrist strap you had on your old Nokia? The answer, my friends, is the latest iPod Touch. The fifth generation of Apple’s music player / gaming machine / baby iPhone has been resculpted and given a candy coloured coating and a batch of updates that really make deciding exactly what it is very difficult. It’s called an iPod, ...

Mobile Phones, Reviews

Huawei Ascend G330 review: a worthy successor

348214 Huawei had a big winner on its hands in the form of the Ascend G300, a phone launched back in the spring of 2012 exclusively through Vodafone in the UK. Arriving at just under £100 when bought alongside a PAYG SIM card, it offered a surprisingly well made phone with a decent 4" display. It quickly gained a huge following among those looking for decent Android performance on a budget, replacing the Orange San Francisco as the top choice for those looking for a great ...

Android, News

OpenCL reveals Kindle Fire’s true potential

The Kindle Fire has already proven itself to be a decent tablet, even in the shadow of the iPad and Android powered competitors. But we all agree it does not have the following of its more illustrious counterparts. The competition simply rules the roost. Yet a few digital nuts and bolts, in the form of OpenCL changes the Fire into a lot more than just "the lesser tablet". Get ready for a gaming and photo manipulation device that will easily ...

Apple, Applications, iOS

5 Apps to help you with your new years resolutions

Ah, December... that special month that signifies the end of another year. A time that forces us to reflect upon the last twelve months and decide whether or not we've achieved what we set out to do this time last year, and what we can do to better ourselves next year. It normally occurs a few minutes after you've filled yourself with all manner of Christmas goodness that you decide to eat less junk and become fitter, and I bet ...

Innovation, Mobile Phones, News

Gorilla Glass 3 polished up at CES 2012

Put your trust in the Gorilla The most important part of our devices, namely the screen, is getting even tougher with the introduction of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Next week at CES 2012, Corning plans to launch the third iteration of its life-saving screen technology. Corning will also introduce a new range of Optic Cables which "extend data transmission range past the limits of copper-based cables”, whatever that means. Some digging reveals information for Gorilla Glass 3. Engadget says that the new ...

News, Samsung

Exynos vulnerability patch start rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S3

A security issue that leaves certain Samsung devices, powered by the Exynos processor, vulnerable to hacking has been patched. The patch was released today for Galaxy owners in the UK, and should soon be available in other countries. This security issue was first discovered in December 2012 and after a couple of days Samsung acknowledged the issue, promising a resolution as soon as possible. According to SamMobile the issue caused a Samsung device's physical memory to be open to almost any ...

Geeky Gizmos, Innovation, News

‘Lightest and most efficient’ solar chargers developed for military use

Alta Devices is one of two US startups that have been producing lightweight solar charging devices for a few years now. While breaking some records along the way, it has now produced what it claims is the lightest solar charging mat available. Weighing no more than 0.11 kgs and a little larger than an A4 piece of paper, it is durable and military strong. But it won’t be long before this type of solar charging mobility finds its way to ...

Games

Get stuck into the top games of 2013

gta5cover2-1 After a year in which almost no original titles came out, 2013 brings the gaming industry back to good form with a strong mix of sequels, expansions and original titles. Watch Dogs (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Watch Dogs could get overlooked as a futuristic GTA, and that would be a huge shame. Its core mechanic is hacking -- and the ability to control the city unlike anything you’ve seen before. Tap into cellphones, control traffic lights and bridges, turn off surveillance ...

Android, Mobile Phones

Android no more: Samsung devices get Tizen in 2013

For certain new Samsung phones, 2013 is going to be the year of Tizen, a newish mobile OS developed by Samsung, Linux and Intel. Samsung had very little to say, issuing a lean sliver information for us to work off. “We plan to release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditions,” said the South Korean electronic giant. Tizen, like Android and the upcoming Ubuntu mobile, is an open-source OS that’ll run ...

Android, Games, Mobile Phones

25 of the most addictive Android games, old and new

Machinarium Death Rally - Free There's a damn good reason Death Race has been knocking around for so long. It's an intensely addictive title with very little fluff, just good 'ol gameplay. Death Race is an effortless joy to play and on higher-specced Android devices it approaches arcade perfection. Race, shoot, kill, standard stuff but done with a lick of class. Cafeteria Nipponica - US$5 The insane geniuses behind Game Dev Story have popped out Cafeteria Nipponica and guess what? It's as addictive as ...

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