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The Art of Going Adrift: Apple’s New iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

September 9 is behind us. So is Apple’s yearly iPhone keynote. And this is the first year I feel somewhat deeply disappointed by the Cupertino company, and also the very first time I realize how far the Steve Jobs days are. I do not want to start on a wrong foot here, but please bear with me a little more. Of course, I cannot but acknowledge Apple’s awesome dedication and focus on sleek, marvelous design. The new iPhones are indeed gorgeous. ...
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‘Valiant Hearts: The Great War’ Available on iOS Devices

Ubisoft announced today that Valiant Hearts: The Great War, the puzzle-adventure game set during the World War I, will release on September 4th, 2014, only on the App Store. This mobile version coming on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch introduces intuitive touch controls, completely rethought and adapted to the mobile format, making Valiant Hearts more accessible than ever before. Valiant Hearts: The Great War is the story of crossed destinies and ...
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Haste: The QuizUp and Boggle Mashup Game

Haste is the latest addictive mobile game. You know, QuizUp or Ruzzle style. It is the brainchild of Exose, a small two-person team based in Canberra, Australia. The game shares the same basic principle as Boggle, but without all the bells-and-whistles. It’s also beautifully designed, and is pretty addictive. Haste is a fast-paced word game built around real-time, live multiplayer action. Here's how it goes: Letters connect to make words ...
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Facebook Launches Slingshot, A Snapchat Rival App

Slingshot, the new iOS and Android app from the Facebook Creative Labs that was born during a Creative Labs hackathon in December, puts a new twist on ephemeral photo and video sharing. Here is how: In order to see a photo or video sent to you by a friend, you have to reply with a photo or video. The photos or videos sent can have text added either right over the image or as a caption. You can draw on the images. There’s even music ...
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iOS 8 Changelog and Best Features Detailed

iOS 8 does look like it's another game changer for the fruit company. This time around it's not the design Apple is focusing on. It's the third-party access to core system functionality and developer APIs. Here is the full changelog: Refined UI in multi-tasking, Mail, Messages, third-party sharing options among other system apps. Safari plugin support, bird-eye tab view for iPad iCloud Drive with 5GB free storage Third-party keyboards, ...
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Facebook For iOS Now (Sort Of) Works Offline

Facebook today updated its iOS app with three new perks/enhancements: Review what your post will look like and choose whether to remove any suggested links before sharing what you’re reading, watching or listening to. Create posts even when you have no connection or you’re in airplane mode, and they’ll be shared once your connection gets back. Improvements to make News Feed load faster, especially on legacy phones and tablets. The ...
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Siri, Beware: Google Search For iOS Just Got a Lot Better

Google Search app for iOS just got updated today with the ability to directly ask questions with your voice and deeper integration with Google Now. The voice integration means a “smarter” conversation with the app. Smarter as in more intuitive. Hence definitely much more productive and efficient results. The process is simple, Android users are familiar with it: You just have to tap the microphone or say “Ok Google”. then you can ask questions ...
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iPads Get Blessed With The New ‘Voice’ From Adobe

Say hello to Voice from Adobe. It is a free multimedia iPad app that facilitate the creation of narrative, animated videos, and make it available to (almost) everyone. At least ones owning an iPad. What exactly is Voice? It's an app that features real-time motion graphics, audio sweetening, and HD video output, built to substitute for and enhance PowerPoint-style deck presentations by placing the emphasis on both audio and visual elements. ...
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Major Promotion on Assassin’s Creed Pirates and Rayman Jungle Run

Here's a pre-weekend hint to all mobile gamers out there: Ubisoft kicked-off 2 major promotions today on the App Store and Google Play. Two major Ubisoft mobile games are having major discount starting today May 8th until May 14th: Assassin’s Creed Pirates gets a 80% discount Rayman Jungle Run gets a 60% discount In Assassin’s Creed Pirates, players will be tasked to manage their crew, upgrade their ship, recruit new crew ...
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Apple Announces Top iPhone Grossing Apps

Apples smartphone app market is more competitive than ever, with more than one million apps readily available for your fast little fingers to swiftly tap and swipe around the screen. All these apps make for over sixty billion downloads in total – and that’s just last year’s report! So what does it take to be the year’s top grossing app? Besides having a company like www.brusmedia.com/ to boost your rankings. Apparently, lots and lots of ...
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Microsoft Office for iOS and Android Now Completely Free

Microsoft today released Office for iPad and updated Office Mobile for iPhone and Office Mobile for Android with a major change: both are now completely free for home use. The decision was allegedly made in order to align Office Mobile for Windows Phone with its iOS and Android counterparts. As a result, Office Mobile now lets smartphone users view, as well as edit, content on the go for free. This comes as a counterblow to Apple and Google's own ...
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QuizUp Is Coming Soon to Android [Update: Released!]

Awesome news, trivia lovers! We've just received an email coming from the guys at Plain Vanilla Games (makers of QuizUp), informing us that they have decided to give the people who signed up for their mailing list a head start on QuizUp for Android. The app is due for release shortly but people who already have subscribed to the mailing list can try it out today by following these simple steps: Join the QuizUp for Android Google+ Community with ...
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Flappy Bird, The Viral Mobile Game, Will Be Taken Down Today

Earlier today, Dong Nguyen, the developer of Flappy Bird, a mobile game currently available on both iOS and Android and which was developed back in May 2013 but became a viral hit late last month, announced on Twitter that he will be taking the game down from the respective stores: "I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore." He followed this tweet up with the following: "It is ...
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The Future of Tablets Does Look a Lot Like Apple’s Retina Mini

Technology has been handed to us as a step function. They first present to us a tablet, then it's better, faster, stronger offspring. The  a bit later again, its smaller sibling, to be followed by its improved version just a few months later. This is the marketing model all Tech companies have been adopting lately. It's a bit of a pain, really, to know that Tech companies know exactly what their products will look like in 5 years, but noticing that ...
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Google Glass Explorer Edition Review

The future is here, this is what I thought when I first heard the announcement of Google Glass some time ago. For those of you who are not familiar with what Google Glass is (from hereon I will be referring to it as Glass), in summary, it is a wearable computer in the form of eyeglasses that works with natural language voice commands by its users to provide them with information displayed on a heads-up display. I will try to make sure that this review ...
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Feeditch, the Social Food and Beverage Discovery Platform, Is Now Available in English

We stumbled upon Feeditch back in August and we were really impressed with its functionality as "a discovery tool, providing location based services, that helps food and drink enthusiasts answer the ultimate question of what to eat or drink when dining out in their city, through a trustworthy network of beneficial friends brought together through Feeditch’s services." However, when Feeditch was initially released, it was only available in Arabic. ...
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Shopping on the Go: MarkaVIP’s New Mobile App Reaches Top in UAE and KSA

Earlier this year, we interviewed Mr. Ahmed Alkhatib, MarkaVIP's CEO where we learned about the key factors behind the rise and success of one of the biggest e-commerce sites in the Middle East. Again, this success is now reflected in the newly launched iOS application, which has quickly rose to take the top spot for the most downloaded free application in the UAE and KSA, the largest markets for smartphones. The application will allow you to ...
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Can LG’s G2 Beat The iPhone 5s?

Let us start with form. The iPhone 5, and hence the 5s is the most stylish and elegant smartphone out there. Aluminum-built, slim, sleek are the keywords to look for. HTC’s One was the only Android smartphone to come close to these standards. Our first days with the G2 did involve a lot of fumbling around the back of the device, searching for the power and volume buttons. The G2 is all-plastic, but nevertheless, does feel solid and well built. Then ...
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iPhone 5s Review: Just One Thing Still Missing

It's that time of the year once again. The new iPhone is here. And usually, like for movies, you can tell the quality of a Tech device by how the sequel holds up. And the iPhone 5s does look like holding up pretty good, since in many ways, Apple did find a way to make it look like a first: the iPhone 5s is the very first smartphone to run a 64-bit operating system, the first smartphone to incorporate a separate engine for detecting movement and the ...
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iPhone 5c Demand: Yay or Nay?

Usually, in the natural life cycle of an iPhone, there is a standard set of questions that get asked around on the Internet: "When will the new iPhone be announced?", "How will the new iPhone be different?", "Is the new iPhone amazing or what?", "How many iPhones were pre-ordered upon release?" Let's stop at the last questions (though there are so many that keep popping up throughout the year, but we will leave those for other articles. Apple has ...
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Blackberry Messenger Coming to Android and iOS This Week [Official]

It's official. Blackberry announced that their popular "iconic social network" (that's what they call it) the Blackberry Messenger (BBM) is finally coming to Android (Android 4.0 and higher) and iOS by the end of this week, starting September 21st for Android and September 22nd for iOS, where it will available for download for free on the Play Store as well as the App Store. BBM was an exclusive application to all Blackberry devices, giving it the ...
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No iOS 7, No Problem

With the upcoming release of iOS 7, developers are working on sleeker, sexier applications. But it doesn't necessarily mean users of previous iOS users will be forgotten. As much as some of us are anxious for the new software, a lot of "iUsers" are not. Most people don't care for updating their software as long as their applications work, even more so, some products cannot even be updated; the original iPad cannot handle the new software apparently, ...
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Google Acquires Bump

So Apple didn't implement NFC in its freshly announced iPhone 5s? But there's Airdrop, right? and iBeacon, of course. But what is iBeacon exactly? Basically, iBeacon uses Bluetooth technology to connect iPhones to physical sensors.  It has a much higher range than any NFC chips and NFC sensors, making it more appealing to retailers who can utilize it for mobile payments and in-store marketing. Google is not standing still apparently. They just ...
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App Highlight: Carrot Alarm, Your “Bondage-Back To School” Friend

I personally am an alarm clock lover. And this goes back to the analog ages of physical bells ticking alarm clocks. They were my only way not to be late for school. Without them, I would have spent all my days in bed. But we live now in the app era. And alarm clock apps are flourishing. But while most of the alarm apps you’re already accustomed to will be fairly compliant to your every whim, Carrot Alarm is... a little different. From the makers ...
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Nokia’s Windows Phone Handsets Outsell iPhones in Middle East

Every now and then I get this question about whether iPhone is better than Samsung or is this HTC a good devices and so on. People all seem more and more interested in knowing which is the best phone and how do they all compare to each other from a specification perspective. But how about we try and look at the big picture for a little and see how all those devices are doing against each other in terms of market share in the Middle East region? Well, ...
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How To Use Your iPhone Without a Home Button

Is your iPhone’s home button busted? Do you have to press it really hard in order to get it to work? Click ratio is really low and nerve consuming? There’s a simple fix for your problem. Most of all it's free and easy to get. If you're a normal user, there's a part of your iPhone settings you most probably never accessed before. Well you will now. AssistiveTouch. Here’s how to turn it on: Open up Settings Tap on General Scroll ...
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iPhone 5s’ New Features

I am not a big Apple fan but today's launch of the iPhone 5s made me think about getting an iPhone for the first time in my life. The latest iterations of Apple's smartphone was launched today in an event that started at 20:00 (Beirut time) where CEO Tim Cook presented the iPhone 5c followed by the iPhone 5s. Below are the main changes we can report between the iPhone 5s and its predecessor. As expected, the iPhone 5s exterior is pretty similar ...
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September 10, an iDate to Remember

It has been months of rumors and leaked pictures concerning the new iphone, presumably named iphone 5s/c, well it's set September 10 is the date to look forward for. Not only will the new phone be released, but more details concerning iOS 7 will be unraveled, which according to Apple is the newest thing to them since the release of the iPod. The iPhone 5S is rumored to have a fingerprint reader for extra security, a faster processor and an improved ...
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BBM Coming REAL Soon to Android & iOS

It's no secret by now, Blackberry is planning to become less exclusive and be available on Android and iOS devices. Previous rumors had suggested that this would be implemented by the end of the summer, and so far the train seems to be on track. Today images of private beta screenshots were leaked to confirm that the company is now in the trail phase; where a select group of users are testing out the application. A BlackBerry spokesman confirmed ...
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Interview With Crystal Sky Games

Continuing our trend, here at Tech-Ticker, of featuring local and regional talent, our latest interview with the up and coming Crystal Sky Games. With two games under their belt already, this is surely a studio to keep an eye on. Hani Farah: First off, could you please introduce yourself, the team and how Crystal Sky Games came to exist? Adel Yammout:Crystal Sky Games is a small mobile game development team located in Lebanon. We are Adel Yammout ...
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