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2 years ago

Angry Birds Space updated with more utopia to ruin

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  The latest iteration of the Angry Birds franchise has just had a significant content update, including lots of new levels on which to obliterate greedy green pigs on. There are a few other goodies tucked away in the changelog. 
  • The epic adventure continues with the second half of Utopia! Defeat the space pigs in their delectable food world with two amazing new characters, including the never-before-seen space egg!
  • Crunch through 20 delicious new levels!
  • The Orange Bird gets an amazing superhero makeover!
  • Check out the brand new, never-before-seen space egg!
  • Three-star levels to unlock 10 new bonus levels!
  • Test your skills with a GIGANTIC new boss fight!

Angry Birds space takes the usual slingshotting destruction of the classic physics game and throws a wrench in it by introducing gravitational pull of planets and other interstellar bodies. This makes for some particularly challenging levels where you have to slingshot various birds around planets to nail pigs and their shelters on the other side. It's a great twist, even if you've spent tons of time on any of the other games in the series.

There's a free version with just a handful of levels as well as a full version for $0.99 available. 

Download: Angry Birds Space (Free/$0.99)

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2 years ago

Asphalt 7: Heat skids into Android

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Asphalt 7: Heat is now available in Google Play for $0.99, offering high-octane arcade racing to Android fans. Drive around the world in a number of different championships, earn in-game cash to tweak your ride, and go head-to-head with your friends online. 

I've poured a fair bit of time into the iOS version, and it really is a lot of fun. Sure, not as hard-bitten and realistic as some other titles out there, but the speed, soundtrack and graphics are great. IAPs are enabled, just like just about every Gameloft title, but they're generally pretty unobtrusive.  The cars are all done really nicely; you'll find recognizable brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Marton, and plenty more. 

Any racing fans out there? What's your favorite racing game for Android these days? 

Download: Asphalt 7: Heat ($0.99)

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2 years ago

Sprint gets official with LTE-enabled Motorola Photon Q

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After a brief mention in their quarterly conference call earlier today, Sprint has made an official announcement of the Motorola Photon Q. Here's a quick rundown of the specs.

  • Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • Rear-facing 8MP camera with 1080p video capture and playback so you can leave your digital camera at home. Plus, those photos can be set to automatically upload to Google+ so you don’t have to worry about accidently deleting them.
  • Front-facing HD camera for easy Google+ Hangout video chats or conference calls
  • Mirror mode when connected with HDMI cable (sold separately) to view images, files and movies on a larger screen, like your TV at home.
  • Sprint ID, offering an innovative way to personalize an Android smartphone with apps, widgets, ringtones and more all, in a single download
  • NFC support to share links, apps, YouTube clips and more with Android Beam

Full specs and press release after the jump. We've got a full image gallery over here if you want to take a closer look at the hardware. 

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2 years ago

Sprint bringing 4G LTE to 4 more cities by Labor Day

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Earlier, Sprint announced that its 4G LTE network will be coming to Baltimore by the end of summer. It has now added 3 more cities to that announcement. The lucky markets, in addition to Baltimore, are Baltimore, MD, Gainesville, GA, Manhattan/Junction City, KS and Sherman-Denison, TX

The LTE network will go live in these markets by Labor Day, which is September 3rd. We're seeing the carriers competing to expand their LTE networks the quickest, and that's only good for consumers. If you're a Sprint customer and live in one of these markets, you'll soon be able to enjoy the high speeds!

Source: Sprint

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2 years ago

Orange UK launches Travel Angel app to keep track of international roaming

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If you're an Orange UK customer traveling abroad this summer, you'll want to check out the carrier's Travel Angel app, which is designed to simplify the often confusing world of international roaming. The Orange Travel Angel app lets Android (and BlackBerry) users keep track of their international usage in real time, rather than waiting for charges to appear online over a period of days. The app is also location-aware, meaning it can detect if it's in a country for which the customer doesn't have a roaming bundle. And the bundled themselves can be purchased directly through the app. Users can also get a detailed breakdown of which apps are using the most roaming data, and how many out-of-bundle calls and texts have been sent.

Hit the link below to download Orange's Travel Angel app from Google Play (you'll need to be an Orange customer to do so, of course). Or you can for a round-up of all the roaming deals across every major UK network, check out our EU roaming guide.

Download: Orange Travel Angel

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2 years ago

Fido announces LTE launch this summer

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Fido has announced that they will be launching LTE service in Canada starting this summer. Their first markets will include Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and St. Johns, with lots more on the way, such as Quebec City, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Victoria, and others.  

Seeing as Fido is a subsidiary of Rogers, which has been on a huge LTE expansion, it's mostly just a matter of offering affordable LTE-enabled devices. Though Fido doesn't go so far as to name which phone they'll be launching LTE with, the Xperia Ion is a safe bet considering Rogers already has it, and the phone's made a name for itself as the inexpensive LTE device. The first device will be a mobile hotspot, with proper phones coming later this year, and of course anyone bringing in an unlocked LTE phone from another carrier can just use one of Fido's new SIM cards.

How many Canadians here are on Fido? Which LTE phone would you like to see made available? 

Source: CNW

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2 years ago

International Galaxy S3 local search removal 'inadvertent', says Samsung, patch due in days

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Following the removal of local search (or universal search) in the latest over-the-air update for the Samsung Galaxy S III (Galaxy S3), the manufacturer has released a statement addressing the issue. Samsung says that the removal of the ability to search content on the device from the Google Search app was "inadvertent," and that it will be restored for GT-i9300 owners in a future update.

Here's the statement Samsung released to UK site TechRadar --

"The most recent software upgrade for the Galaxy S III in the UK included the inadvertent removal of the universal search function. Samsung will provide the correct software upgrade within the next few days."

As we pointed out at the time, the removal of local search from the international S3 was a puzzling move, as Apple has yet to challenge Samsung over the feature in the European courts. Now it seems the loss of local search was most likely the result of programmer error, rather than Samsung hedging its bets and seeking to avoid further litigation.

In the U.S., the Sprint and AT&T Galaxy S3's have had the feature stripped out in over-the-air updates, as a precautionary measure, following legal action by Apple over local search, which temporarily resulted in the Galaxy Nexus being banned in the U.S. Unfortunately it's unlikely those phones will see local search return anytime soon, but at least it's good news today for international S3 owners.

Source: TechRadar

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2 years ago

AT&T brings its LTE network to 4 new cities and expands it in 3 other areas

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AT&T has announced the expansion of its LTE network, flipping the switch on in four new cities while also continuing to improve current markets.

AT&T LTE is newly available in:

It is expanded in the following areas:

We're always happy to see LTE deployment continue to expand.  Sing out in the comments if you're in one of these areas and have noticed faster speeds.

Source: AT&T

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2 years ago

Android NFC 'hacking' is ingenious, but not yet dangerous

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The Black Hat conference takes place in Las Vegas this week, where hackers, security experts and representatives from major companies meet to discuss all things relating to information security. If you're following the news out of the conference today, you may have come across reports of a new security vulnerability in Android (and NFC-enabled Meego phones) that could allow a malicious NFC (near-field communication) tag to beam malware directly onto your phone. Sounds terrifying, right? Now hackers can take over your smartphone without you even doing anything. But as is always the case with these kinds of security issues, it's not as simple as it seems. And this NFC 'hack,' sexy and technically impressive as it is, isn't really anything particularly scary to regular smartphone users.

Read on to find out why.

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2 years ago

Sprint announces LTE to arrive in Baltimore by the end of August

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Are you a Sprint customer? Do you live in Baltimore? If the answer to both of those questions, is yes, then we bring exciting news for you this morning. Following on from the outing of the Motorola Photon Q, we've just heard during the carriers Q2 earnings call, that Sprint LTE will be coming to Baltimore by the end of August. Exciting news for sure, and despite no exact date we know that Sprint fans in the area will be looking forward to this. 

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