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Android is Still Missing Top iPad Apps

Though it took years for Android’s smartphone apps to catch up with iTunes, manufacturers were ready for the iPad, and Android tablets have caught up to Apple’s hardware in no time. Google itself is even pushing a mini-tablet. It turns out, though, that app developers aren’t quite as excited for Android tablets as consumers are. Analyst firm Canalys this week …

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Smartphone Sales Have Now Overtaken Feature Phones

Though tablet sales slowed during the second quarter of 2013, smartphone sales are still going strong. One analyst’s new numbers have shown that smartphones are now selling more worldwide that feature phones. Analyst firm Gartner today released estimates showing that smartphone sales reached 225 million units worldwide during the second quarter of 2013, up 46.5% from the same quarter last …

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Ultima Returns As A Free-To-Play Mobile Title

There has not been a main entry in the storied Ultima series since its ninth entry in 1999. Since then, the series has moved into the world of MMOs and online free-to-play Web-based games. Now EA has brought back the main series, but on a platform you may not have expected. EA announced that Ultima Forever is now available for …

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Roku Now Lets You Stream Video to Your TV from Your Mobile Device

With a small update to its iOS app, Roku has just turned your Apple device into a video beamer. Last September, Roku launched “Play on Roku,” a feature that allows users to stream photos and music from their mobile devices directly to their TVs via a wide range of Roku devices. Today, they’re pushing an app update that will incorporate …

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Android Almost Reaches 80 Percent Global Market Share In Q2

Android has been rather aggressive as of late in capturing smartphone market share that was previously held by Apple. It was a while ago that Android had surpassed iOS in global market share, but now it looks like it’s an unstoppable juggernaut. In its latest report, IDC shared total smartphone shipments from the second quarter of this year. Android came …

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Instagram Update Lets Users Import Video From Their Device

Video on Instagram was already off to a stellar start in June with 5 million videos uploaded in the first 24 hours of its existence. The Vine competitor even has its own bite-sized news service. Now Instagram is making it even easier to share video. In an announcement on its blog, Instagram announced that users can now import video directly …

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Twitter Updates Its Mobile Apps With Login Verification

In late May, Twitter finally launched two-step verification. The tool was introduced as a way to hopefully cut down on the number of high profile Twitter account hacks that left many celebrities and brands dealing with minor PR disasters. Now Twitter has updated its verification process to be even more secure. Twitter announced today that users can now use their …

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Apple Will Replace Your Third Party iPhone Charger With Official Hardware Later This Month

You may have seen recent reports of people either being killed or shocked into a coma by an electrical charge emanating from an iPhone charger. It’s a PR disaster for Apple even if the chargers used were cheap third-party knock-offs. That’s why the company is now offering cheap official chargers for everybody using fake knock-offs. Apple announced a new program …

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Pinterest for iOS Gets Cool New Swipe to Pin, Like, or Send Shortcut

Pinterest has just released a small, but pretty awesome little update for their iOS app – one that is sure to make pinning even easier. Version 2.6 brings a new swipe motion that allows users to quickly swipe to like, pin, or send any pin. Users can now tap and hold any pin they encounter, which will bring up a …

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Google+ Local iOS App Is No More, Use Google Maps

Google has retired the standalone Google+ Local app for iOS. 9to5Mac first reported on an email that Google sent around (which has since made its way to other publications) that it would be retired as of August 7th, though the app appears to have already been pulled from the App Store. In the email, Google says: The good news is …

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iOS’ Deus Ex: The Fall Patched To Run on Jailbroken iPhones

Whatever your position on mobile device/touchscreen “serious” gaming, the kind that goes beyond the arcade-like Angry Birds/Candy Crush Sagas of the world, there is no denying these devices have become a viable destination for games with a more serious tone and more complicated control schemes. With that in mind, the moderate level of interest surrounding Square Enix’s Deus Ex: The …

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New Google Maps Hits iPhone, iPad

Back at Google I/O, Google revealed it’s big new Google Maps redesign. Last week, the company announced the new look and features for Android, and now has launched them for iOS. The update includes enhanced search and navigation features, and a tablet-specific Maps experience for iPad users (the Android release also has a Tablet-dedicated version). “A dedicated tablet design brings …

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