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BlackBerry Classic targeted for November release

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – official game release and Xperia theme pack

Every great superhero movie deserves a matching video game to bring extra life to the story and an extended experience for fans. Gameloft is making this happen today for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, available to download now for .99 from the Google Play Store for Android 4.0 and up.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 offers console-like 3D graphics with high-quality voice acting cinematic cutscenes that will bring the movie experience to life. Explore a large open-world map of Manhattan in 6 different districts from Times Square to Central park. As you might imagine, all this makes for a rather large 1.2GB game file.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 World

Gameloft promises the The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will offer an original story that expands on the upcoming Marvel film of the same name. Combining elements of the comics, Gameloft adds new characters like Black Cat and Screwball to the game alongside some of our favorite villains like the Green Goblin and Venom.

Help Spider-Man bring the beat-down to street thugs and super villains alike throughout the expansive world, and in Mysterio’s arena.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Villains


Bonus: Extended playthrough video Part 1 | Extended playthrough video Part 2

In-app payments

Before you get too excited about installing The Amazing Spider-Man 2, please be aware that Gameloft has included in-app purchases to the game. That’s right, .99 to get you started in the Google Play Store, then in-app payments to help your favorite blue and red spandex wearing hero save the city.

Sony Xperia Devices

You know what doesn’t have in-app payments? The Xperia™The Amazing Spiderman2 theme for your Sony Xperia device running Android 4.3 and above. This one has been out for a while now, but users of Xperia devices are able to install this full system theme pack that brings Spider-Man to every aspect of your device. Wallpaper, system icons, UI navigation tweaks and more. Install the theme from the Google Play Store for free.

Xperia Spider-Man 2 Theme

What do you think, has Gameloft taken Spider-man to the next level, or is the combination of a paid game with in-app payments going too far?









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Carriers ignore release date, sell Galaxy S5 in South Korea

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A few days ago, we reported on [South Korea's largest carrier] Three carriers were found to be willfully breaking a rule on subsidies, wherein a carrier can’t subsidize a device more than 0. Rather than issue a fine, regulators stopped them from selling phones instead — with the Galaxy S5 being launched in the middle of their blackout. It didn’t work.


Carriers have already begun selling the S5, an attempt to “make hay while the sun shines”, so to speak. The device was set to launch April 11, but the two largest carriers would see their device-sales blackout happen around that time. “SK Telecom [South Korea's largest carrier] strongly asked for an earlier release of the product but we delivered our stance that the global release date of April 11 remains unchanged” Samsung said in a statement to [South Korea's largest carrier], adding they we’re “very puzzled” about the early sales.

In a statement to [South Korea's largest carrier], SK Telecom said they began selling the device “for a wider consumer choice of handsets before our operation suspension begins on April 5”. Samsung said there were devices given to carriers early for the purpose of promotion, but they were not supposed to be selling devices ahead of the worldwide April 11 launch date. In an additional statement, Samsung said “the decision to release the device early in the Korean market was made by the mobile carrier itself, independently of Samsung.”

That’s pretty gutsy on the carriers’ part. We’ve heard of breaking an embargoed date on information, but launching a [South Korea's largest carrier] to suit your bottom line? That’s impressive.

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BBM for Android release inches closer as landing page goes live

It has already been confirmed that BBM is coming to Android. The catch right here is we have yet to see an excellent timeline as to when that arrival might happen. Officially speaking the other people at BlackBerry have only stated that it’s going to be to be had before the end of the summer. And as we previously mentioned , that means anytime up until September 21. Of course, that loose timeframe has only seemed to enrich the hype surrounding the app.
 
This has result in countless fake BBM apps landing within the Play retailer and numerous rumors at the topic. We did get some more official information last week when the BBM for Android v1.0 user manual surfaced. That manual was the real deal and was (and remains) available on the BlackBerry website.
 
While that didn’t offer anything in terms of a release date, it did confirm a few of the basics in terms of functions and functionality. Well, flash forward till today and it looks like BlackBerry has taken yet another small step against the release. American computing substantial HP had made the headlines when it very publicly killed the TouchPad, effectively pronounced farewell to the.
 
2 billion it paid for Palm, and announced the offload of its substantial PC making business.

Is Verizon preparing to release the all-new HTC One on March 25th?

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Earlier this week we learned that UK-based Carphone Warehouse has plans to release the all-new HTC One on March 25th at 4pm, the very day the handset is officially announced by HTC. Now thanks to in-store signage from Verizon, it seems possible that Big Red may also be preparing to release the handset on launch day.

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Although neither Verizon nor HTC has yet to confirm their plans, Verizon’s in-store signage (seen on right) teases us with the possibility by showing off a box with the silhouette of a phone and an HTC logo in the bottom left corner. On the phone’s front are the words “Get ready to hit refresh, 3.25 at 1PM ET”.

Now it’s important to point out this doesn’t necessarily mean that Verizon plans to sell the handset at 1PM ET. For all we know, they could merely be opening pre-orders at that moment. Still, if Carphone Warehouse really does plan to release the handset for sale the very day of HTC’s announcement, it’s certainly possible that Verizon could be planning a similar move.

The big question now is if Verizon releases the all-new HTC One on March 25th, does HTC also plan to release the handset on the same day through other major carriers or will they have to wait a bit longer? Thankfully we don’t have much longer before we find out for sure, one way or another.


    








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Pocketeers release Shuffle Match for Kids game for iPhone and iPad

Doncaster, United Kingdom – Pocketeers today is proud to announce the release of Shuffle Match for Kids 1.0, its new memory game title for iOS, Android, BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 phones and tablets. Aimed at children of all ages, Shuffle Match for Kids is a fun memory matching game that helps teach hand eye coordination, memory and number skills.

Game play is simple and casual, remember the numbers on the left board then shuffle the board and find them on the right board. Earn bonuses by chaining guesses together. Tracks your child’s stats from game to game to see how their skills improve. Three game modes are available based on age range, including younger than 6, 7 to 10 year old’s and 11.

Features include:
* Designed for 3 age ranges (6 and younger, 7 to 10 year old’s and 11 and over)
* Very colourful graphics
* Perky sound track
* Your child can track their progress to see how they improve
* No IAP so no chance of children running up huge bills

Shuffle Match for Kids can help improve hand eye coordination, memory and number recognition. The game has been optimised for children and has been tested on children of different age groups to optimise grid sizes and round times to ensure that the game does not become too difficult too quickly.

Shuffle Match for Kids was created using the Goji Editor which is a powerful game and app creation IDE that is compatible with AppEasy, Marmalade Quick, Corona and Gideros engines.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal Application
* 14.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Shuffle Match for Kids 1.0 is only .99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. It is also available on Android, BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 phones and tablets.

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Pocketeers Limited is a South Yorkshire (UK) based mobile, console and desktop app, game and technology developer founded in 2002. Pocketeers produces, publishes and markets apps and games for smart phones and tablet devices using a variety of technologies. Pocketeers previous work includes titles such as Need for Speed on Nintendo GBA/Nintendo DS and the cross platform game and app engine IwGame / AppEasy for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Samsung Bada, Windows and Mac. Copyright (C) 2014 Pocketeers Limited. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Google lets test build of the Youtube app out in public release – Includes dog food?

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If you’re noticing that your YouTube icon on your Android device looks a little different, don’t worry, you don’t have one of those icky viruses that have (supposedlybeen pestering millions of Android devices. What’s actually happened is that Google has accidentally let out a test build of the YouTube app for public release.

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This is probably temporary, and we’re assuming it will be fixed as soon as possible, but I’ve yet to notice any crashes or bugs in the test build. If you do have the app, please do enjoy the complementary dog food.

Note: YouTube app may not include actual dog food.

Have you picked up your dog food?


    








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Google to release Android-based SDK for wearable devices end of March

It might not be the Google smartwatch revelation that some might have been waiting for, but it might be the next best thing. Google SVP Sundar Pichai announced at SxSW that the company will be making available in two weeks a sofware development kit (SDK) based on Android that manufacturers and developers can use for their next hit smart something.

The description of the SDK is pretty generic and pretty vague. All Pichai says about it at this point is that it will help developers to take a couple of sensor data and combine them into something more usable. If that sounds like it could cover a wide range of sensors, applications, and devices, it is precisely because Google isn’t limiting its vision to smart glasses and smartwatches alone.

The wearable device market is still in its infancy and there is still a lot of room for innovation. We have seen some of those at work, like contact lenses that assist diabetics monitor their sugar levels, shirts that help athletes keep track of their heart rates, or even clothing and accessories that alert parents to their baby’s needs. None of these are devices you strap to your wrist or put on your head.

Google will be leaving it up to other parties to think of the use cases the SDK will be applied to. There is, however, still some lingering questions whether Google will be eating its own SDK dogfood for its rummored smartwatch or if it will use a slightly different software based on Google Now, as some rumors put it.

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Announcement Of Expected Release Date For New iOS App 1ine Messenger

London, United Kingdom – 1ine Messenger has announced that the long-awaited release of its messenger application is now scheduled for late May, although this is yet to be confirmed. 1ine Messenger uses physical protection such as password protection and a very innovative way to protect your messages, yet to be described in greater detail, as well as server side protection i.e. SSL & encryption.

The application is described by the 1ine messenger team as a revolutionary messenger app based on the concept that does away with the need for physical storage of message histories, with all the security and server implications that has, making the 1ine Messenger system more secure than other systems.

Speaking about the launch, a company spokesperson said: “We are delighted to announce the expected release date of 1ine Messenger, the more realistic and secure messenger app. We are very excited about the release of this revolutionary messaging product -1ine provides a different and unique messaging experience which much more like a real conversation with the added benefit that that is secure, intuitive and above all, interesting.”

1ine will possibly integrate with Facebook, depending on user demand, and make it easy to import your friends’ contact details. It will also help you find friends who are already using the app.

1ine is the latest development by lead developer/CEO/Founder Nicolo Stewen, who is only 14. He is building the app with a small team of developers and it has been developed initially for iOS and will launch on that platform, with the app subsequently being developed for the Android operating system.

Nicolo Stewen is available for comment and more details about the product, including contact information, can be found at the company’s website.

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Located in London, United Kingdom, 1ine Messenger. is a small startup company established by Nicolo Stewen. The company focuses mainly on developing a new realistic & secure messaging service. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Coconido Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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Fongo back on BlackBerry with the release of their BlackBerry 10 app

 Fongo back on BlackBerry with the release of their BlackBerry 10 app

If you’ve been missing the Fongo app from BBOS, you won’t have to worry about that now. Fongo has released their money saving Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) app for BlackBerry 10 smartphones after having teased its release a bit back in February. As expected, the app is fully featured offering unlimited calls, text and more.

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