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Microsoft PLAY brings Xbox Arcade to Windows 8 and RT

Microsoft PLAY brings Xbox Arcade to Windows 8 and RT

Both Windows 8 and the tablet-based iteration of the OS Windows RT are now able to access the brand new system known as Microsoft PLAY, full of Xbox games for the masses. This system is part of PlayXBLA, aka Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft's initiative dedicated to bringing games developed in part (or in whole) by Microsoft itself, often collaborating with independent development studios to bring optimized games to Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and Windows 8/RT. Interestingly enough, you'll find that this particular project is done in collaboration also with NVIDIA and their Windows 8/RT on Tegra program, too.

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Temple Run 2 hits iOS tonight [UPDATE: and Android next week]

Temple Run 2 hits iOS tonight [UPDATE: and Android next week]

The sequel to the surprise blockbuster mobile game known as Temple Run has been released today first in New Zealand and will be out for the US market by nightfall. This app is being released for free as the first version was, earning the developers cash through in-game boost purchases. At the moment there's no word* on the Android version of Temple Run 2, so hold your horses if you've got anything other than an iPhone. *UPDATE: we've just received word from the developers of this title that the Android version is coming next week!

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z specs leak out with full HD display

Sony Xperia Tablet Z specs leak out with full HD display

We've already spent some time with the Sony Xperia Tablet S, but now it's time to look forward to the rumored Xperia Tablet Z. Whispers of this particular tablet have been around for a while now, but today, we're getting some details on the hardware this new slate will ship with. The information comes from the Xperia Info Twitter account, which pegs the tablet with a codename of "Pollux."

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Android Hardware Rundown: 2012

Android Hardware Rundown: 2012

2012 was quite a huge year for Android. We saw the jump from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and then to version 4.2. Ice Cream Sandwich was a solid operating system, but Jelly Bean made it even better, adding new features like Google Now, better notifications, and even Photo Sphere. However, the software was merely just a vehicle for the hardware to ride on -- the devices themselves were what really shined this year.

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Apple’s 2012

Apple’s 2012

Apple CEO Tim Cook promised a 2012 to remember, and with sweeping changes across the iOS and Mac ranges, new software and services, and more than a few courtroom battles, the Cupertino firm delivered. The new fourth-gen iPad with Retina display and its iPad mini sibling, along with the iPhone 5, cemented Apple's position as the benchmark against which new tablets and phones are measured. Yet it wasn't all smooth sailing, and the past twelve months saw Apple forced to wake up to a new position in the consumer electronics marketplace.

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Dropbox outs Android beta with photo focus (but still no tablet UI)

Dropbox outs Android beta with photo focus (but still no tablet UI)

Dropbox has given the bleeding-edge version of its Android app a photo-friendly polish, with improved image viewing and sharing tools as it attempts to become your all-in-one cloud and content management system. In an update to the beta version of the Android app, Dropbox has previewed the latest multimedia features: photos can be organized into albums which can then be shared.

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Check these 3 phablets coming in 2013 from Samsung, Nokia, and Huawei

Check these 3 phablets coming in 2013 from Samsung, Nokia, and Huawei

It's phablet day across the world as tipsters pointing toward three new elephant-sized smartphone devices leak a Nokia Lumia Juggernaut (code-name), an 8.5-inch Huawei un-named unit, and the Samsung Galaxy Note III. The Samsung unit is what we'd vote Most Likely to Succeed - or in this case Most Likely to Exist - in 2013 as each time a new Samsung Galaxy Note (non-tablet-sized) has been released thus far, it's gotten bigger than the last iteration. After that we've got to put our skeptic goggles on tight for all the salt that's flying our way.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 12, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 12, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. With the new year coming up shortly, a couple of companies took a look back at the year we're leaving behind, with Facebook posting its Year in Review and Google Zeitgeist 2012 going live. A video of an L-series BlackBerry 10 device hit the Internet today, and you can now have a look at SlashGear's calendar using UpTo on iOS or Android. Facebook was named the best place to work at in 2013, while Google revealed that it doesn't have any plans to develop apps for Windows 8.

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