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Vine creates dedicated Vine Kids app to keep it safer

Vine has gone and created a second Vine app, Vine Kids. The app came about from a conversation during a meeting where one of Carolyn Penner’s, Head of Communications and Marketing, colleagues was talking about how much his two year old loved vine, but he wished there was a more kid friendly variant. That sprung up the idea and Vine Kids was born during hack week at the company. Now there is a dedicated kid friendly variant of Vine. My initial thoughts of how this would turn into a trolls dream app were quickly squashed when I discovered the app contains handpicked animated cartoon character Vine’s and not a random collection of Vine’s from general people. That should put many parents minds at ease. They even made the app as simple as possible where you only can swipe left or right to see the next Vine and tap on it ...

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#Bendgate

Please Stop: #Bendgate returns, this time with the iPad Air 2

Ok, this is getting excessive now. By now, I’m sure most everyone has heard about #Bendgate, the controversy which tailed the release of Apple‘s first phablet smartphone, the iPhone 6 Plus. As the story goes, the iPhone 6 Plus is relatively easy to bend in a manner which can be done even barehanded. By now, that saga has somewhat died down, however #Bendgate has apparently reared its head again with Apple’s latest tablet release, the iPad Air 2. As you can see, Marvin from Germany proves that the iPad Air 2, which measures a perilously thin 6.1mm thick, easily bends with a not entirely ridiculous amount of force exerted just with his hands. At this point, I’d like to make a serious statement here – this is getting entirely out of hand. It may have been interesting, some might even say amusing, to the see the situation that Apple and the iPhone ...

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Steel Avengers iOS and Android MMO Game Featured

Steel Avengers: Tank Uprising MMO Coming to iOS and Android July 15th

There’s no shortage of Mobile MMO games available today, and they just keep coming.  Steel Avengers: Tank Uprising is a new game about to be released from Koramgame Ltd.  There was no sign of information on the companies web site, but check back after the release date to find more details.  You can also check for more games from Koramgame on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.  You will find information on the Google Play Store for the closed beta test program.  Not sure how long this has been going on or how to get involved.  If we can find more details, we’ll be sure to let you know. In Steel Avengers: Tank Uprising, players take on the role of a commander who must create a new world where everyone can live in peace following the destruction of the Earth by a meteor shower. However, that is only possible ...

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iPhone 6 Mockup Video Capture Macotakara

Is the Apple iPhone Finally Growing Up! 4.7 and 5.5 Inch Display Rumored for iPhone 6

There’s been a long standing debate about screen sizes on mobile devices.  The Apple iPhone has always been a couple of steps behind Android in terms of display size but the Apple iPhone 6 is rumored to change all this.  Expected in fall of this year, the iPhone 6 is supposed to be larger, faster and stronger and may finally give the competition something to think about. Recent rumors are pointing to a couple of size variations in the works.  A 4.7 inch and a 5.5 inch display are coming according to an article from Macrumors.  You can also find lots of mock-ups around showing what people are expecting or wish they could be.  You can check out one video from Mac Otakara which the featured image on this article is taken from. Apple is know to produce an amazing looking display for their iPhones, but is the display any better ...

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LG Screen Pixels

At What Point are More Pixels Too Many Pixels?

Everybody loves more pixels or at least the manufacturers want us to.  The war for larger more clear display in smartphones is on and has been for a long time.  Manufacturers keep upping the game with larger displays and larger resolutions.  For the larger screen devices, increased the resolution is a good thing as it ensures that our displays are sharp making everything easier to read. Look at the latest smartphone from LG, the LG G3.  It’s one of the first smartphones to feature a 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution or what they are calling quad HD.   Sounds awesome doesn’t it, but at what point do the extra pixels become irrelevant and only degrade our overall experience?   Let’s look at the pros of a larger resolution display. The obvious pro to a larger resolution display is the clarity or sharpness of everything displayed on it.  Text should be cleaner ...

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