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Gon App Review: A simple, good-looking physics game

Gon is a simple, delightfully designed, physics based game with a decent amount of character to help separate it from the plethora of iOS games on the App Store.  Gons are a species of cute, round, furry characters from another time and space. The Gons’ time travelling device malfunctioned and they ended up somewhere at the beginning of all time….

Internal Samsung document shows beating Apple was “#1 Priority”

During the most recent Apple-Samsung trial that kicked off in San Jose last week, internal documents used as evidence have already revealed that Apple is aware of customer demand for a larger-screened iPhone. Now, internal Samsung documents have divulged the Korean company’s desire to “Beat Apple”. The document describes Sammy’s “lessons learned”…

5 apps I couldn’t live without – Nic’s choices

Despite loving everything about my iPhone and the iOS platform, I’ve never been the sort to constantly browse the App Store with the hope of finding something new and quirky. I’m more laid back, happy with what my iPhone can already do and not really bothered with what else is out there. I do, however, have a handful of apps installed that I…

Before “Slide to Unlock”, iPhone was planned as ‘always on’ device

Apple vs. Samsung may be a dull affair in the big picture sense, but when you start digging in to the evidence offered up at court, some tasty tidbits start to surface. On Friday, Greg Christie – the head of Apple’s human interface team – took the stand and revealed the companies original plan to have the iPhone as an ‘always on’ device. They wanted…

iPhone 5s, HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5 get the drop test treatment

With the recent reveal of the HTC One (M8) and the announcement and impending launch of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5, it was a only matter of time until they were given the drop test treatment alongside Apple’s iPhone 5s. So, armed with the three best phones on the market, TechSmartt took to the streets to put the devices through their paces as glass…

New video compares Samsung Galaxy S5′s fingerprint scanner to Touch ID

While Samsung’s latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, hasn’t officially launched yet, a new video has emerged comparing the device’s fingerprint scanner to Touch ID in the iPhone 5s. After the Samsung announcement, many were quick to call Samsung out for copying Apple’s implementation of biometric security (essentially embedding a fingerprint reader…

Istanbul Apple Store shown off in all its glory in new photos

Apple’s first retail store in Turkey is set to open on April 5th and the wraps have been taken off the design to reveal some absolutely beautiful architectural design (as we have come to expect from Apple Stores). As you can see from the image above, the store includes a huge glass box made from just 4 huge panes of glass, not too dissimilar in…

Apple purchases yet another voice recognition company; improved Siri version to come

Siri is a gem – really is! And it’s apparently set to get a lot stronger and more worthy, following Apple’s secretive purchase of yet another voice recognition company – Novauris. The company was founded in 2002 and comes from Dragon Systems, a perhaps better-known company. It’s one of the pioneering forefathers of the modern voice recognition technology…

Build your own WWDC Countdown app for iPhone [Code Tutorial]

WWDC dates have been announced, and you’ve seen some opinions on what may be shown there. What about a countdown? Every time Apple announces a new event date, I fire up Xcode, open my ol’ stock Countdown project code, and drop in some new images as well as the updated date and put it on my phone. I love keeping a little countdown on how long until Apple’s…