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Flappy Bird re-release set for August

Flappy Bird re-release set for August

For those of you not addicted to the replacement apps that arrived after the destruction of the original Flappy Bird, there’s good news. The original creator of Flappy Bird has suggested that he’ll be bringing the original Flappy Bird back to the app store for iOS and Android - just as soon as he can adjust a few key details.

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Why the iPhone will never be free

Why the iPhone will never be free

Back in August of 2011, I wrote an article entitled Why the iPhone 4S will be Free. As it turned out, the iPhone 4S was not "free" until the release of the iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5S is "free" right now here in 2014, if you close your eyes and pretend you’re not paying for it in your monthly bill to your mobile provider. The concept I spoke of back in 2011 is dead, now, and I no longer consider said concept to be a possibility for Apple.

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Facebook rolling out new card-based activity updates

Facebook rolling out new card-based activity updates

Facebook is rolling out a new way to push contextual content based on your check-ins, which is coming via an OTA update. Now when you check in to a location, cards will show up telling you who else may have been there, relying on your Facebook connections for the data. It also works for status updates, which could keep users glued to the service more than they currently are.

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iMessage hijack fix in works but Android switchers still suffering

iMessage hijack fix in works but Android switchers still suffering

Apple is working on a fix to release former iPhone users from having their phone numbers held hostage by iMessage when they jump platform, though there's no estimate on when it could be available. The issue, observed by an increasing number of smartphone users as they switch between iPhone and other smartphones running Android or Windows Phone, for example, is that there is no easy way to de-register a cellphone number from iMessage once it has been registered.

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iPhone 6 Retina display testing tips eye-melting improvements

iPhone 6 Retina display testing tips eye-melting improvements

The iPhone 6 could introduce a 3X mode with pixel-tripling, insiders claim, with the new flagship iOS smartphone tipped to have a 1704 x 960 display. While many leaks have pointed to at least one larger iPhone 6 for launch later in the year, the resolution that the device will run at has been an ongoing mystery, particularly given any significant change could leave developers scrambling to recreate their apps to look good on the bigger handset.

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Google Play Music iPad release imminent

Google Play Music iPad release imminent

The slightly larger edition of Google Play Music may very well be headed for the iPad sooner than later. Hidden in the code for the iPhone version of the software is mention of the larger edition, this week looking nearly ready for release to the iPad and iPad mini. This version of Google Play Music is very, very similar to that of the tablet-based edition for Android.

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How will Apple spin a larger iPhone 6?

How will Apple spin a larger iPhone 6?

The market has spoken: big phones are in style, and by all accounts Apple will give consumers just what they want with both a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and even a 5.5-inch version. It's a sizable change in all respects from a company that has until now insisted that its approach to touchscreen dimensions has been the perfect one. So, the question becomes: how does Apple make the turnaround graceful, rather than face accusations it's playing catch-up?

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Kiwanuka iOS and Android game Review

Kiwanuka iOS and Android game Review

There’s a game on the iTunes App Store that goes by the name Kiwanuka, and it’s made for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This game is extremely simple and extremely challenging - just so long as you’re not a master of geometry. UPDATE: This game now works with Android as well, and is just as excellent!

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