Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sony Xperia Z1 f (Mini) official: Snapdragon 800 and 20.7MP camera inside a bite sized shell

Tales of a smaller, more easily pocketable Sony Xperia Z1 have been rumored around the internet almost as long as the full sized model. This Sony Xperia Z1 Mini as it was known (Honami Mini) was said to be big on specs, while small in overall stature. Today, during the same NTT DoCoMo event that confirmed the Samsung Galaxy J, the Sony Xperia Z1 f (Mini) too was finally announced, arriving on the Japanese carrier later this year.

The Z1 f features the same metal frame as its larger sibling, sandwiched between 2 layers of silky smooth glass. The phone will be available in 4 colors at launch: black, white, pink, and yellow, with a size only a hair larger than that of the Motorola Moto X. Where the Moto X arguably skimped on specs, the Z1 f goes all out, coming in hot with the same powerful Snapdragon 800 processor and 20.7MP Exmor RS as the big Z1. Sony pulled no punches when it came to this phone.

Sony Xperia Z1 f

  • 4.3-inch 720p X-Reality Triluminos display
  • 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage/micro SD card slot
  • 20.7/2.2MP camera
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Dimensions: 127mm × 65mm, 9.4mm thick
  • Water/dust proof
  • NFC

The Z1 f isn’t due out in Japan until late December, so there’s no telling when (or even if) this little device will ever make its way to other markets. With the current trend of “bigger means better” Android devices, the world could use a few more high-powered petite devices like the Sony Xperia Z1 f.

It’s crazy to think that it was only a few years ago that the 4.3-inch form factor was once considered “large”. How far we’ve come. If you want to see the Sony Xperia Z1 f in action, Sony’s promo video can be found below. Spoiler: there’s dinosaurs.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

EA closes North Carolina studio

One of the many caveats to working in the video game industry these days is that mass layoffs and studio closings have become all too common: and neither small nor multi-million dollar companies are completely safe from the sways of the industry’s constant changes and demands. So it is with a heavy heart that we here at Gamezebo have to announce today that Electronic Arts has made the decision to close down its North Carolina studio, which operated under EA’s “All Play” label and worked on casual and free-to-play mobile games.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Samsung goes gold with the Galaxy S 4

Samsung has gone gold. Well, specifically, they have gone gold with the Galaxy S 4. Coming by way of the Samsung Mobile Arabia Twitter account, we are seeing the announcement for the new Galaxy S 4 Gold Edition. The announcement comes along with a bit about how “elegance is a touch of Gold” and about how this handset will bring a “style that’s uniquely yours.”

That being said, aside from the few images and the few teaser lines that were posted, the details are on the light side. For one, we have yet to see anything suggesting that Samsung would have the Gold Edition Galaxy S 4 available on a global scale. This could be a release that stays in the Middle East. Needless to say, even we cannot help but notice the timing. After all, it wasn’t all that long ago when Apple came forward with the gold iPhone 5s.

Monday, September 23, 2013

HTC One Developer Edition Receiving Android 4.3 This Week

After deciding that the Android 4.2.2 update was too minor to worry about here in the States, HTC will go ahead and push Android 4.3 to the HTC One Developer Edition this week. Jason Mackenzie, HTC’s president of global sales, took to Twitter this afternoon to announce the news. The update will include the latest Sense 5 experience, along with a number of Android enhancements (notification toggles for one) that were introduced in 4.2.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Google Music v5.1.1109K Removes SD Card Support Hack, Adds Very Little

So, there's this extremely minor Google Music update floating around in the "rollout" ether that will take you from 5.1.1107K to 5.1.1109K. I poked around in it and found a few boring changes related to Chromecasting, but the "new feature" that some people will really notice is the removal of the SD card hack we told you about last month.

[APK] Download Google+ 4.1 With Swipe-Down-To-Refresh, Drive Photos, Easy Account Switching, Better Location Sharing, And More

Earlier today, Google announced a pretty significant update to the Google+ app for Android. Version 4.1, which follows 4.0.2, brought the following new features:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

NVIDIA SHIELD software update rolling out now, fixes audio lag when game streaming and other bugs

Owners of the NVIDIA Shield are being greeted with yet another over-the-air update, this time in the form of a 402.6MB software update to address audio latency issues. Apparently some users have been reporting audio that was delayed and not syncing properly with the visuals when game streaming from a GeForce equipped PC. Aside from the usual bug fixes and enhancements, this update 51 should patch up that audio problem nicely.

When it comes to niche devices like the NVIDIA Shield, prompt software updates help ease our concerns that the device would suffer in the support department. If you have a Shield and have yet to receive your update, you can check for one manually by jumping into your Settings app > About Shield > and selecting System Updates.

Anyone out there purchase a Shield? If so, let us know how the handheld and the update is treating you.

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Samsung Wallet gives Galaxy owners a Passbook-like experience, now available on Google Play

Samsung has just released Samsung Wallet onto the Google Play Store and it looks to provide Galaxy users with the Apple Passbook app they’ve been missing. Before you download, don’t get this confused with the NFC-based Google Wallet — there are no actual transactions to be done using this app.

Instead, Samsung Wallet acts like a physical wallet, simply storing and organizing all your membership cards, coupons, event tickets and whatever else.  Because this is a Samsung app, it remains exclusive to their Galaxy line of devices and is only currently compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note, and Samsung Galaxy Note 2. cheap android device

The best part is other apps can take advantage of Samsung Wallet, by a handy “Load to Samsung Wallet” button appearing in some of your favorite apps. At launch, Samsung Wallet is only supported by specific retailers like Walgreens,,, and more. If this sounds useful to you, grab Samsung Wallet via the link below.

[Samsung Wallet on Google Play]

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Hotspot Shield VPN for Android

World's most popular VPN with over 150 million downloads. Try it for FREE!
* Unblock any websites – unblock YouTube, unblock Facebook, and others such as Hulu, Netflix and BBC where it is blocked
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* Prevent hackers from stealing your private information
* Browse the web privately & anonymously
* Compatible with Android OS version 2.x and 4.x

Recommended by CNET, PC WORLD, CNN and PC Magazine.
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Features: Enjoy great features you love on the desktop version!
* Protect yourself while using Wi-Fi hotspots (VPN encrypts all internet traffic); protect your identity, your IP address and stop unwanted tracking. Share and communicate privately.
* Gives you access to your favorite sites: Unblock any blocked content and services - get Facebook, Skype, BBC, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Viber, VOIP, messaging and other services wherever you are: at work, school or while traveling
* Quickly share the app to your loved ones via email or SMS, so they can secure their connection too! It provides the best recommendations from your contact list. We DO NOT store any personal information.

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* In case of any issues, please email us at instead of leaving a support issue or comment in the reviews.
* A few devices are not compatible with Hotstpot Shield VPN. Please contact your device manufacturer to check if it supports VPN.
* Now we ask 2 additional App Permissions, Phone Calls & Your Social Information to enable sharing the app easily.
* For 2.x OS: Before starting Hotspot Shield VPN, if you have other installed VPN clients, please be sure that they are disconnected.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

VLC for Android APK

It is very unlikely that an audio airplay does not synchronize with its video presentation. It is much worse than delayed or advanced presented subtitles or footages that were captured by an ordinary handycam. Instead of getting the best entertainment from your favorite audio and visual effects, such irritating delays and distortions on the audio can entirely ruin your mood. But, through VLC audio sync application, a solution is provided in just a breeze.

In reality, a poor source and problems on the conversion are the reasons of these hassles. An out of sync audio effect is an indicative sign that your filmic copy came from somewhere legitimate yet unreliable source. The mismatching of the audio and the video presentation might be caused by troubles in conversion of the National Television System Committee (NTSC) to Programmable Alternate Line (PAL). This is a common reason why the length of a specific audio track is not adjusted properly. With VLC audio sync hotkey solution, synchronizing the audio effects with the visuals is very easy.

The VideoLan Client audio sync is a very helpful technology for the audio and video track synchronization. If you navigate your PC, you can locate an offset value expressed in milliseconds to give advanced options for audio preferences of the specific application.  Appropriate guessing of the right value should be observed, since doing this often results to trial and error efforts. You can do this by restarting the movie you are playing, and then determining if the audio or sound effects have been more or less from the visual. If it is not yet synchronized, trying the process again is required until the right timing and adjustments are made.

With VLC audio sync keyboard shortcuts, adjusting both the audio and video visual is aided. You do not have to worry with the adjustments, since these keyboard shortcuts avoid thumb-crushing and irritating hammer blows. For Mac, keyboard F and G are used, while for windows, letters J and K are utilized for the adjustments. Respectively, the audio can be moved back or forward with 50 milliseconds. Navigating through these shortcuts is quick, easy with no advanced fiddling prerequisites.

On the VLC player, you can simply synchronize the audio over the video if they are out of sync by first, clicking the ‘Tools’ tab on VLC while the movie is still playing. After that, from the drop down menu, you should choose the ‘Extended Settings’ and then click on the ‘Synchronization’ tab. When the options pop up, you can see under the audio and video options, where you can click the arrow up or depending on the voice synchronization your video track needed.

Being the world’s best video player, any problem with the video track can affect the entertainment that you and your friends are looking for. With VLC audio sync that features easy shortcuts for syncing audio while on the fly, attaining quality video watching is highly possible. The best thing about this solution is that there are no charges at stake.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Top Cheap Android Phones

Celkon A9+
A dual-SIM capable phone, Celkon A9+ sports a 3.5-inch display with a resolution of 320x480 pixels. Powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and a 1GHz processor accompanied by 256MB of RAM, the device also houses a 2-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera.
The device is equipped with a MicroSD card slot to expand the memory, in addition to connectivity options like Edge, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Battery stands at 1350 mAh which is pretty descent for a low budget phone. To entice buyers, the company is also offering a free pouch worth Rs 199 along with the purchase of Celkon A9+.
Price: Rs 3,299
Magicon M2 Elegante
The company recently unveiled three new sub Rs 5,000 priced phones dubbed Magicon M2 Elegante, M39 Savvy, M3 Atom phones which are rich on features and give you a bang for your buck.
Magicon M2 Elegante features a 3.5-inch display with 320x480 pixels resolution, a 2-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera for video calling and chatting. The 3G smartphone is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform and 1GHz Qualcomm processor.
It also packs along a 1,300mAh battery, 512MB internal storage which can be expanded to 32GB using a Micro SD card slot. The device is also pre-loaded with apps like WhatsApp, mobile tracker, Skype, Facebook, Fruit Ninja, and Magicon Care in addition to accelerometer, proximity sensor,Wi-Fi and Bluetooth among others.
Price: Rs 4,343

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Download Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles for Android

Surprisingly, the licensed LEGO Star Wars PC and console games (and most of the subsequent Indiana Jones/Batman/Harry Potter/et cetera games) turned out to be pretty good. They're tight, enjoyable adventure games with interesting construction mechanics, and humor suitable to both kids and adults. Though The LEGO Group has released more than a dozen Android titles already, their first tie-in game is LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, available now as a free download. Just in case you didn't get your Star Wars fix with Angry Birds or pinball.

The player guides either the titular Dagobah-dweller or his Dark Side counterpart Count Dooku through eight levels, with the series' standard add-on characters, buildable vehicles, and surprisingly varied mini-games breaking up the top-down shooting and slashing. (That puts the game in between episodes two and three in movie terms, for anyone who still cares.) LEGO games of this nature are somewhere between a platformer (beat the bad guys, collect the coins) and Zelda, with plenty of puzzles and brick-based humor.
I usually download free games to try them a bit and look out for in-app purchases before posting these types of stories, but according to the Play Store, LEGO Star Wars is only compatible with my ancient HTC DROID Incredible and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, neither of which are handy. Fellow Android Police writers Cameron Summerson and Cody Toombs show a similar situation on their devices, with only older Samsung, ASUS, and HTC hardware supported at the moment. I've got a Transformer Prime TF-201 as well, but strangely, mine is showing as incompatible.

We'll chalk this up to an error with either the initial release, or one of the more common errors with the actual Play Store listing. If anyone out there in Internetland cares to give this a go and has hardware that's currently supported, let us know about it in the comments section.

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Download Diner Dash for Android

Since launching for the PC and Mac in 2003, the saucy time management strategy sim Diner Dash amassed a staggering 700 million total downloads.

A good chunk of these came from iOS, where its Pocket Gamer Silver Award-winning port landed back in 2008.

Since that time, Diner Dash served up a few spin-offs and revamped versions but has never crossed over to the world of Android.

That's changed this week, as the free-to-play time management game is now available on Google Play.

Kiss my grits

Diner Dash follows the adventures of Flo, a former stockbroker turned diner waitress who struggles to seat and serve customers as quickly as possible in a quest to earn a large tip.

Most anyone who's worked in the food service industry can sympathize with Flo's madcap juggling act, but Diner Dash makes the chaos fun by tasking players with seating a variety of customers ranging from busy business types to garlic-fearing vampires.

Those interested in picking up Diner Dash can grab the original free-to-play version from Google Play by clicking here or they can invest 99c / 69p in Diner Dash Deluxe.

Download Diner Dash for Android

Best Photo Editors for Android

Awarded 2011’s "Best App Ever" award for the Best Photo Editing App on Android by

You can add fun retro effects to your photos in a snap and transform your photos into cool looking vintage images. Editing is as easy as one, two, three with Pixlr-o-matic to add effects, overlays and borders. So many options to choose from, there are more than 5,000,000 possible finishes to make your photos look spectacular!
Now more then 100 effects, 280 overlays and almost 200 different borders!
✓Color overlays help you adjust the mood – amplify the tone, cool it down, or add surreal shades
✓Lighting effects add drama, sparkle or a grunge look
✓Finish off your photo process with the right frame – pick a border style that fits you
✓Want it all in a single swipe? Try the randomizer and we’ll select an effect, overlay, and border for you.
✓No camera required! Select a photo from your gallery and start applying effects. If your device has a camera, you can also snap a new picture from within the app
✓Share your vintage image directly with your friends through Facebook or
✓Export your finished image back to your gallery. Images can be saved in high resolution, depending on the resolution of the original image

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Dowload Qik Video Android for Free

Video chat, video mail and video share for free with Qik Video for Android phones – download the app today and start streaming live videos with friends and family around the world.
• Record and instantly share videos online straight to your favorite social network from your mobile phone.
• Share moments through SMS or email with video mail1.
• Live video streaming from your mobile phone to the web, Facebook, Twitter and more.
• Video feed: See all videos as they are uploaded by your Qik contacts.
• Connect instantly: Automatically see who in your phone’s contact list is available for a live video call.
• Place live video calls with other Qik Video users with Android phones or iPhone, iPad 2 and iPod Touch 4th generation over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi.
• Videos are instantly uploaded to the cloud for sharing or safe-keeping. No cords! No waiting!(1)
• Manage your Qik videos using Qik Desktop(1).
Upgrade to Qik Premium for more great features like unlimited online video sharing and unlimited video storage(2).
You can upload up to 25 videos for free with Qik Video (free version). Upgrading to Qik Premium gives you unlimited video storage2 and lots of other great features. Try it now – FREE 30 day trial(3).
With Qik Premium you get:
Unlimited video storage
• Upload as many videos as you like to save, playback, or share later(2).
Video mail
• Send and receive video mail messages when you can’t talk live.
HD and 3D video recording
• Record and share videos in high definition4 and 3D on select mobile devices(4).

Manage videos from your computer
• Add video from your gallery and sync to desktop.
• Automatically sync Qik videos from phone to desktop.
• Drag and drop videos into Qik collections.
• Easily share videos with Qik contacts with drag and drop functionality.
Upgrade to Qik Premium for just $4.99/month(5) straight from the Qik Video application but enjoy the first 30 days free(3)!
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Download Kingdom Rush for Android

Kingdom Rush is a tower defense game set in a fantasy world. The goal is to defend your kingdom from the invading army using various towers and spells.

Kingdom Rush allows you to build 8 specialized tower upgrades, with more than 18 abilities. You will get the chance to fight over 50 different enemies such as orcs, trolls, goblins and demons, as well as powerful bosses.

· Android 4.0 or later
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]

· Enhanced for Tablets!
· Save and share your achievements through Google Play game services!
· Fixed a graphical bug on ASUS devices
· Correctly allow user to log out of Google+

Download Kingdom Rush for Android

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Carmageddon for Android free download

If you're an avid Android gamer, you'll be extremely pleased to read that Stainless Games's Silver Award-winning Carmageddon is finally available to download from Google Play.

Furthermore, it's available to download for free for a 24-hour period, so - providing you act fast - you can add it to your collection without even putting your hand in your pocket.

Carmageddon was originally released back in 1997, though it was subsequently banned due to its over-the-top gory nature.

Carmageddon isn't a traditional racing title, you see. In it, you earn points for mowing down grannies and any other helpless pedestrians that are unlucky enough to stumble in front of your vehicle.

There are currently two different versions of Carmageddon on Google Play: Carmageddon Promo (the full game available for free) [download], and Carmageddon (the full game with in-app purchases) [buy].

Carmageddon Promo will be removed from Google Play at some point tomorrow. Unfortunately, Stainless Games won't be able to support this version of the title, as there's no way to update it once it's removed.

Still, it's free. Stop your moaning.

You own an iPhone or iPad, too, eh? Good news, folks: Carmageddon is free [download] for a limited time on iOS, too. Be sure to add it to your collection while it's gratis.

Carmageddon for Android Free Download

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Now Playing for Android Download

Now Playing is a powerful, elegant music player for Android.
Featuring a simplistic Google Now-esque theme, Now Playing is the most beautiful Music Player in the Play Store.
Now Playing is streamlined, containing only the necessary features, without the bloat and complex UI's of the competing music players.
Now Playing's streamlined approach to your music collection allows you to quickly navigate your library to find the song you're looking for. It's built in search function speeds this process up even further if you already know what you're looking for.
• Compatibility with your phones built in equaliser. If your phone did not come with one, one can be downloaded from the Play Store.
• Share your currently playing songs on Twitter/Facebook/Google+ or anywhere else you like with one tap.
• Automatically fetches lyrics for the currently playing song.
• Automatically downloads Album/Artist art from Last.FM.
• Scrobbling to Last.FM. (Soon)
• DashClock Music compatibility.
• On the Now Playing screen, swipe to the right to get to the song queue. Swipe to the left to fetch lyrics for the currently playing song.
• Tap the bottom bar to goto the Now Playing screen from anywhere in the app. Swipe the bottom bar audio controls to expose shuffle and repeat options.

Dark Avenger for Android Download

Caught a tantalising glimpse of Gamevil and Boolean's new freemium iOS and Android dungeon-crawler Dark Avenger on YouTube the other day. Got me all kinds of excited.

So, I did what any sane person would do in this situation... I got on the blower to the game's creator.

Turns out we don't have long to wait for Dark Avenger, folks. 12 hours, in fact.

Yep, Dark Avenger has just gone live on the New Zealand App Store, meaning UK and US iOS gamers will be able to download it from midnight.

Using the game's "smooth, intuitive controls", you will have to guide your hero through detailed dungeons and do battle with hordes of medieval minions.

Multiplayer will be a crucial element in this game, with Boolean integrating real-time PvP battles for up to six people into the Dark Avenger experience.

With three different character classes from which to choose - Templar, Archer, and Mage - we are looking forward to seeing how team composition will affect online battles.

As mentioned earlier, Gamevil has given Dark Avenger the freemium treatment. So, yes, there'll be some in-game virtual currency available to purchase. You'll also be able to earn currency organically by competing in global deathmatches and achieving in-game ranks.

You'll be able to grab Dark Avenger from the App Store in the UK and US from midnight this evening for free. It should surface on Google Play shortly after.

Download Dark Avenger for Android

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Windows 8 Theme for Android

"Windows 8 GO Launcher EX Theme" to be used with GO Launcher EX Theme.It is the complete free version for your android mobile phones.Hope you like this theme!If you like this theme,Please give us the score in the market!
=[Main features]=
-About 60+ fantastic icons, covers the main apps of the phone such as dial, SMS, email,facebook,twitter and so on
-Neon wallpaper of the topic
-Neon new folder interface experience
-Neon special app drawer skin
-Neon new menu icons interface
1. In GO Launcher EX press the phone menu button;
2. select "Preferences option"
3. Select "Effects option"
4. Select "Desk Transition effect" (anyone)
5. Select "Enetr/Exit transition effect" (anyone)
6. Select "Icon effect" (anyone)
1) In GO Launcher EX press the phone menu button;
2) Select the Preferences option;
3) Select the Advanced Settings option;
4) Select the Scan Font option;
5) Select the FONT option;
6) Ready, now enjoy a new font style for your theme.
=[Important tips]=
1. This is not a standalone theme. Please make sure the GO Launcher EX has been installed! (Search “GO Launcher EX” to download)
2. Apply the Theme: Do Not open app directly after it has been installed, The right way is to go to MENU->Themes->Choose “Windows 8”theme.
Thank You for your download and i hope you will enjoy the theme!
*Please EMAIL me for any problems before giving a bad rating. Thank You!*

Best Windows 8 Themes for Android