Archive for June, 2013

Hello Mobio Grip and Go hands-on

Hello Mobio Grip and Go hands-on

Tablets and smartphones have multiple uses: as gaming devices, navigational tools, digital book readers, note-taking slates, and more. As such, the way they're handled varies with need - while holding them by the bevel may be okay for one scenario, another may require a solid grip on the back. While there are different stands and docks available for a variety of needs, swapping between them is inconvenient at best. That is where Mobio's Grip and Go come in.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active Review

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active Review

Samsung either has an addiction or a compulsion: whatever the reason, the company can't help pumping out Galaxy S 4 variants, like the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active. A waterproof, dust-proof version of the flagship Android smartphone, the Active model toughens up with a butch new casing and a few tweaked features. Still, though, at its core it's the S 4 we know and love, but is it the best version so far? Read on for our full review.

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Pixels rejoice: native Microsoft Word and Excel file editing arrive on Chrome OS

Pixels rejoice: native Microsoft Word and Excel file editing arrive on Chrome OS

Those paying close attention to Google's pre-final releases of the operating system iteration of Google's Chrome will have noticed the addition of some rather important abilities to Chromium code. Noting the discovery of this addition well before Google made such a thing public was developer François Beaufort. As a Google open-source evangelist himself, Beaufort was more than a little joyous to find the words in code as follows: “Improved Quickoffice editing about:flag.”

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Two sides of BlackBerry plunge: we’re fine and no you’re not

Two sides of BlackBerry plunge: we’re fine and no you’re not

While BlackBerry makes its best effort to find its way back to smartphone positivity, this weeks' response to the company's latest earnings have been rather negative. It's not as if the company doesn't understand what's happening, and how it'll be seen by the public - "[BlackBerry is still in] early stages of its transition" remarked CEO Thorsten Heins via G&M just this afternoon - but a clear path into the future from here, the company certainly does not have.

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Samsung Jay-Z team-up may only be newest in extended music exclusive series

Samsung Jay-Z team-up may only be newest in extended music exclusive series

This week it's become apparent that Samsung will continue to bring on the musical connections with their tie-up with South Korean pop-stars CN Blue for a Blue Moon concert event. This event will be live broadcast through Galaxy devices and will, therefor, make clear Samsung's intent to bring a long series of Galaxy smartphone and tablet exclusives to the public. Jay-Z's entry into this series is the free release of his album Magna Carta Holy Grail to the first one million users attached to an official app.

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Codemasters has more mobile games in pipeline after Colin McRae Rally release

Codemasters has more mobile games in pipeline after Colin McRae Rally release

The developer behind the popular racing series such as GRID, F1, and DiRT released their second-ever mobile game yesterday, called Colin McRae Rally, which is based on the original title that was released some 15 years ago. Codemasters’ Vice President of digital business Gary Rowe says that gamers should expect a few more games from the developing studio in the future.

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Terminator reboot tipped with The Rock in tow (and Arnie)

Terminator reboot tipped with The Rock in tow (and Arnie)

Viewers of the most current iteration of the professional wrestling organization known as the WWE have been wondering, it would seem, why The Rock (aka Dwayne Johnson) wasn't slated to meet any contenders at their next big Pay-Per-View engagement. As it turns out - and so it has been tipped - The Rock may instead be taking on Arnold Schwarzenegger - though not in the ring so much as right up on the big screen, complete with robot killing machines to make the mix all the more exciting.

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