Thursday 14 February 2013

In Other News: 14/02/2013.

First and foremost, happy valentine's day everyone! Now that that's out the way lets crack on with the news!

  • You may have heard of the sword fighting game for iOS called, Infinity Blade. Well at the moment the game is available for free in the iTunes Store! This is the first time ever that the app hasn't required a payment to own and the app is free all the way through to February 21st! It might just be worth a download now, so you don't have to pay for it in future, even if you don't play it every day! You can download the game here!
    Via Slashgear.
  • Qualcomm have offered some details on their QuickCharge 1.0-enabled products today. There are lots of devices, such as the HTC DROID DNA, LG Nexus 4, Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX HD, Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy S III, which all feature the technology. Essentially it reduces the charging time and it's especially good for midday top ups! Qualcomm said they will offer more details on the feature and "exciting news on the newest advancement in fast charging technology" next week! Keep it locked for all the details!
    Qualcomm via Phonedog.
  • KickStarter have now launched an app for iOS so you can back projects on the fly! Check it out in the app store!
    Via Slashgear.
  • LG have had a bit of a PR nightmare today as they first issues and then asked people to wait to announce that the company had shifted 15 million of their L-series devices. Either way the company is either there or nearly there with sales of the L line. One thing they have confirmed is that they have sold a device a second so far this year, which is frankly insane! Just in time for the refresh at MWC! It all worked out nicely!
    Via CNet.
  • The ex-CEO of Blackberry, Jim Balsillie, has sold his full 5.1% stake today, just a short while after the company launched BB10!
    Via PhoneArena.
  • The Android 4.2.2 update for Nexus 4 owners has finally ended the unofficial LTE connections on the device! There's new radio software version included in the update. Be sure not to update if you're making use of unofficial 4G, but other than that, the update seems squash quite a few bugs!
    Via PhoneArena.
And finally, with iOS 6.1 Apple have let the ball slip from their usually astronomically high standards. First there was the problem with 3G connectivity which Vodafone texted users about and now there's a simple way to bypass the lockscreen code for the devices! Check out the video below!
Via Gizmodo.


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