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New 3DMark Benchmark coming to Windows, Android & iOS Devices, WP8 sadly lacking

New 3DMark Benchmark coming to Windows, Android & iOS Devices, WP8 sadly lacking

Futuremark is our favorite company when it comes to making benchmarking programs for our Windows PC. 3D Mark Vantage and 3D Mark 11 have long been our go-to benchmarks for testing out new computers, to push computers to their limit and to see just how good the entire set up is – whether it be from Ultrabooks to High-end custom build desktops. As far as we are aware, these benchmarks have bee... »

Windows Phone versus Android Apps – Which looks better?

Windows Phone versus Android Apps – Which looks better?

With Windows Phone 8 just around the corner, we though we would compare how apps currently look on the best Windows Phone device, the Lumia 900 as well as the best Android device, the Samsung Galaxy S3. We’ve chosen a few apps that are on both marketplaces, and taken a high res picture side by side. The question is, which OS do you think has better looking apps, based on what we’ve sho... »

Mark Zuckerberg reveals that Facebook has acquired Instagram

Mark Zuckerberg reveals that Facebook has acquired Instagram

In a surprising turn of events (or was it really?) Mark Zuckerberg, or better known as Mr. Facebook, has confirmed that Facebook have in fact aquired the popular iOS and Android App ‘Instagram’ on a message through his Facebook page. Of course, it needs to be noted that Facebook thought the app was so popular that they dropped an entire ‘B’ (aka $1 Billion USD) on the team ... »

Instagram for Android now available for downloading

Instagram for Android now available for downloading

Was it only just last month that we announced that Instagram for Android was made official? Yes we believe it was. How time has flown! Instagram has made the millions of Android fans happy today by finally announcing the much anticipated Instagram app for Android, which we just downloaded and took for a spin. The App itself is pretty similar to what you would find on Apple devices (which is a good... »

Instagram for Android as good as done

Instagram for Android as good as done

Now those of you who use iPhones know that Instagram is without a doubt one of the most popular and widely used App’s in the App Store. Why just the other day, Instragram reached a total of 27 million users – a huge amount by any standards. One question which has been on everyone’s mind is when will this successful app come to Android and Windows Phones? Well if you’re an A... »

Samsung Galaxy S value pack leaked

Samsung Galaxy S value pack leaked

This is Chaitanya Bangera’s first Official Post for Techin5, we welcome him aboard. The twisted tale of Samsung Galaxy S ‘Ice cream Sandwich‘ (aka Android 4.0) update continues to baffle SGS owners. Samsung had initially announced that they would not release an ICS update for Galaxy S due to performance issues the handset would have with the update. Then, following a public outcr... »

The Mobile World in 60 seconds (Infographic)

The Mobile World in 60 seconds (Infographic)

Well this is most certainly an interesting infographic from Mobclix in which they show what happens on mobile phones in 60 seconds, every 60 seconds we presume from around the world. Either that or it’s a summary of what happens if we to take a 60 second chunk out of mobile usages on an average day. The findings are pretty interesting to say the least, and even though it’s for October ... »

Mobiroo App Gift Card – Buy your Android and BlackBerry Apps Credit Card Free

Mobiroo App Gift Card – Buy your Android and BlackBerry Apps Credit Card Free

There are a lot of BlackBerry users out there, and much more Android users out there and we’re willing to bet that quite a few out there either are heavily invested into apps, or wishing they could get heavily invested into apps. The only thing stopping them? That silly little thing we like to call a Credit Card (the only way to purchase apps). Add to that the notion that the Gift Cards can ... »

Adobe kills flash for Mobile

Adobe kills flash for Mobile

We have a feeling that this might only affect Android users who are currently used to using flash on their phones. As for the rest of the world, we all shrugged when Adobe officially announced they were stopping all development on flash for mobile devices, and since technically speaking Android is the only platform that currently use Flash on mobile devices, this is a big  blow for them. So what d... »

UberMusic Player for Android, compared to Windows Phone 7 (Video)

UberMusic Player for Android, compared to Windows Phone 7 (Video)

Back in May, we took a look at an Android app that was in beta that resembled Windows Phone 7‘s Zune Music interface… exactly. What we found out was that it was a great alternative to the Android default music player, and worked well for those who wanted a bit of WP7 flavor on their phones. 2 months down the line, creator Federico Carnales has released version 1.0, the first full versi... »

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