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  • BlackBerry 10 maps even worse than Apple Maps?
    Feb. 6, 2013 (12:15 pm) By: Ryan Whitwam In: Mobile, News

    Apple took a severe hit in the press a few months back when it switched from Google Maps to the new Apple Maps service. They fell far short of the standard set by Google. Now early reports indicate that BlackBerry’s new BB10 mapping app has plenty of issues, and it might even be worse than [...]

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  • Stats reveal the explosive popularity of the Evasi0n iOS 6.1 jailbreak
    Feb. 6, 2013 (10:30 am) By: Russell Holly In: Apple, Geek Pick, Mobile, News

    It’s not a shock to see that, given the recent drought, there’s been a surge in jailbreaking iOS this week. The Evasi0n jailbreak tool has finally enabled the liberation of both the iPad mini and the iPhone 5, granting all of iOS 6 and up access to the benefits of super user access. In case [...]

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  • BlackBerry announces limited edition red Z10 and QWERTY Dev Alpha C
    Feb. 5, 2013 (4:59 pm) By: Lee Mathews In: Mobile, News

    BlackBerry has announced two new devices, both of which you’ll probably never be able to get your hands on. One is a limited edition red version of the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 and the other is the Dev Alpha C, the first QWERTY BlackBerry 10 device that the company is handing out (the real BB10-powered, keyboard [...]

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  • Geek deals: Get HP’s Envy x2 laptop/tablet hybrid for $775
    Feb. 5, 2013 (2:45 pm) By: Tim Supples In: Chips, Mobile

    If ultrabooks were the rage of 2012, then it seems laptops with touchscreens will be the star of 2013. We have seen a stark rise in the number of touchscreen-equipped laptops since Windows 8 released and one of the most interesting versions of these machines are the “hybrid” models with removable slate. This concept is [...]

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  • It would take a Foxconn worker 14 months to save enough to buy an iPhone 5
    Feb. 5, 2013 (2:28 pm) By: Mark Raby In:

    If a Foxconn factory worker decided to start saving up for the latest version of the iPhone or iPad today, by the time he or she had enough money to buy it, it would already be obsolete. A general statement like that probably comes as no surprise to anyone who is at all familiar with [...]

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  • How did Evasi0n manage to jailbreak iOS 6.1?
    Feb. 5, 2013 (12:30 pm) By: Russell Holly In: Apple, Geek Pick, Mobile, News

    There’s no shortage of excited people across the world right now, as the iOS 6.1 jailbreak continues to liberate more iPhones and iPads every second. At long last, after months of trying, users are once again able to fully appreciate iOS 6.1. Under the hood, this seeming simple jailbreak has managed to locate an entirely [...]

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  • BLU launches crazy-cheap Tegra 3 Android phones, phablet
    Feb. 5, 2013 (10:44 am) By: Lee Mathews In: Mobile, News

    Budget phone maker BLU Products has added three new devices to its line-up, and all run Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The wallet-friendly phones come in two screen sizes — 4.5 and 5.7 inches — and will sell for between $249 and $349. Best of all, they’re all unlocked from day one. No need to [...]

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  • Jailbroken iPad reveals Radio Buy buttons, could reveal plans for streaming music service
    Feb. 5, 2013 (10:09 am) By: James Plafke In: Apple, Mobile, News

    Yesterday, hacker group evad3rs released an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1, finally freeing iDevice operating systems from the limiting chains of Big Apple. The jailbreak is fairly easy to apply, and only takes a few minutes. After the jailbreak spread around and people had time to play with their newly liberated operating system, a potentially [...]

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  • Long live the stylus: Samsung buys stake in Wacom
    Feb. 5, 2013 (8:25 am) By: Ryan Whitwam In: Geek Pick, Mobile, News

    Samsung let it be known this week that it has acquired a 5% stake in stylus maker Wacom. Samsung worked with the Japan-based input experts to design and build the S Pen, a pressure-sensitive stylus for its Galaxy Note devices. This move probably signals an increased role for stylus input in future Samsung devices, and [...]

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  • How to jailbreak iOS 6.1 on the iPhone 5 and iPad mini untethered
    Feb. 4, 2013 (3:10 pm) By: Russell Holly In: Apple, Apple Picks, Geek Pick, Mobile, Mobile Picks, News

    After a five month wait, including at at least one false claim, iOS 6.1 has finally been jailbroken. Owners of the iPhone 5, iPad mini, and other up-to-date iOS devices, start your laptops and get ready for a step-by-step guide to releasing your gadget from Apple’s walled garden. Getting started with Evasi0n The Evasi0n Jailbreak [...]

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  • Blackberry Z10 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Brothers from other mothers
    Feb. 4, 2013 (1:29 pm) By: Russell Holly In: Geek Pick, Mobile, News

    The popularity of Samsung smartphones in the last two years is a big part of the shift towards handsets with 4-inch+ screens. For a company like BlackBerry to attempt a rebirth into the mobile ecosystem, they would be crazy not to try and release a phone in that same arena. But they did, and the [...]

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  • iOS 6 jailbreak finally available, works on iPhone 5 and iPad Mini
    Feb. 4, 2013 (12:52 pm) By: James Plafke In: Apple, Mobile, News

    Around five months after the release of the iPhone 5, and five months of adhering to Apple’s OS limitations, an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.x is finally here, and you can now proceed to do whatever you want on your iOS 6 device should you have the gall  to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad. The [...]

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  • Wine may soon have your Android device running Windows apps
    Feb. 4, 2013 (12:45 pm) By: Lee Mathews In: Chips, Mobile, News

    In the very near future, you may be able to run a whole bevy of Windows applications on your favorite Android device — thanks to the work of the Wine development team. Project lead Alexandre Julliard showed off his crew’s progress recently at the annual FOSDEM conference in Brussels. During his demonstration, Julliard’s used a [...]

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  • Don’t be surprised if the iPhone 5S looks just like iPhone 5
    Feb. 4, 2013 (12:00 pm) By: Matthew Humphries In: Apple, Mobile, News

    It’s hard to tell what Apple is going to do next with its devices because it’s such a secretive company. However, for the launch of the iPhone 5 there weren’t many surprises as a lot of the details had already leaked. We haven’t heard much in the way of rumors about what the expected iPhone [...]

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  • Mobile force feedback system forces your muscles to contract
    Feb. 4, 2013 (7:30 am) By: Matthew Humphries In: Games, Games Picks, Geek Pick, Mobile, Mobile Picks, News

    We’ve been used to playing games with force feedback for a number of years now. Typically in a game controller there’s a vibration unit that can offer up a number of force reactions depending on what’s happening in a game. For racing game fans, some of the more expensive wheel controllers have motors inside that [...]

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  • BlackBerry announces limited edition red Z10 and QWERTY Dev Alpha C
  • Geek deals: Get HP’s Envy x2 laptop/tablet hybrid for $775
  • It would take a Foxconn worker 14 months to save enough to buy an iPhone 5
  • How did Evasi0n manage to jailbreak iOS 6.1?
  • BlackBerry 10 maps even worse than Apple Maps?
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