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kris

by kris

Operation Finish all the Games, December 2013
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Like many gamers, I have a backlog of unfinished or even unplayed games. It costs money, takes up room, and most of all, makes me feel guilty. Guilty for letting it take up room, guilty for spending the money, and guilty for simply existing when I want to play newer games.
I've made resolutions in the past to clear it out, usually to very little success. But backlogs in themselves are not insurmountable—I've managed to cut down my backlog of unread books, unread comics, and unwatched TV shows.... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

Favorite games from 2013
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We've had some exciting gaming discussions here in the forums over the past year. We talked about our initial impressions of the new consoles, if Nintendo can survive, and even what games we're all playing. As the year wraps up I thought it'd be fun to get a good idea of the communities favorite games to come out in 2013. This serves as a great way to check out games you may have missed or forgotten about.
QuizUp (iOS): This is nothing more than a simple trivia game that you can play against... Read more →
JasonTsay

by JasonTsay

"The iPad is just a big iPod touch"
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That’s the line that went around a few years ago when the first iPad was announced. As time has gone by and I’ve given the matter more thought, I realize those people were right.
As phones get larger and larger ( 3.5" iPhone -> 5.7" Galaxy Note 3) and tablets get smaller and smaller (10" iPad -> 7" Nexus 7), it becomes more evident to me that they’re essentially the same product category.
Think about it - for every iPad app, you could have a smaller version on the iPhone that does the... Read more →
xVxM4tthewxVx

by xVxM4tthewxVx

Your Favorite Mobile OS?
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The mobile phone market is huge, with phones varying in size and shape. And each phone has a little something about it that everybody likes. But you wouldn't be able to do anything on that phone without an OS. There are so many mobile OSs out right now. Each OS has something Special, and i want to know what your favorite features on those OSs are. Is there anything thats missing in the OS. Want a new feature?
Post your ideas in the comments!
Be sure to check the Product tags above for a list of...
fliposs

by fliposs

Absinthe 3.0 used to jailbreak nearly Tow million iOS devices in a single weekend
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sinthe 3.0 used to jailbreak nearly Tow million iOS devices in a single weekend
Tow million iOS devices were jailbroken in a single weekend thanks to Absinthe 3.0, which was released on Friday. Chronic-Dev, one half of the Jailbreak Dream Team tweeted the announcement yesterday, adding that 211,401 of those freed were third-generation iPads. If you want to loosen your own Apple-branded handheld from the clutches of Cupertino's control, then the warranty-worrying software is still available --
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dave

by dave

Do you make music using a mobile device? If so, share it!
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Both Android and iOS devices have a ton of music creation apps. It's something I'm really interested in (though I completely suck at it, myself). Have you made any music exclusively on your mobile device? If so, share the details below!

This is sort of cheating, but here is my auto-tuned song called "It's Monday," created using "Songify" by Smule.

https://soundcloud.com/davely-1/its-monday

I'll have to dig through my collection and see if there are other random songs.
JasonTsay

by JasonTsay

My Year with Android
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I’m coming up on a year of living with an Android phone, so I thought now might be a nice time to post some thoughts about it.
A year ago, I was using an iPhone 4, which I had seen though iOS 4, 5, and 6. I was on the route to getting a used 4S, and then Google came along and announced the Nexus 4 – a pretty well specced, stock Android phone for $350 unlocked (16GB). I’ll admit, although I liked what I was seeing in terms of Android evolution at the time, I was pretty deeply invested in... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

Moving from Android to iOS is not as bad as you think
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As a previous Android user I often saw a lot of Android users exclaim about how coming to Android was such a liberating experience from the grasp of Apple's walled garden. For the last few years I believed this, but over time I started to open up to what Apple and iOS have to offer. After moving to the iPhone 5s this past September I can comfortably say making the move is not nearly as bad as it's made out to be, and to be honest it's been nice to not have the freedom that Android provides.
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sirijo

by sirijo

Are mobile games becoming unfashionable?
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Somewhere between 2004 (release of the original DS) and 2011 (3DS) I found that my habit for mobile games had altered. I went from training Pokémon on the bus to blasting marbles around in Peggle. It was a natural shift and whilst my portable Nintendo still saw new experiences come along they came along alot less than my trusty old Gameboy Advance during its hey day.
However as time went on the things I was playing on the go seemingly became less original and I felt that every new app I tried... Read more →
dave

by dave

Share your home screen!
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It's been awhile since we've done this, but share your smartphone's home screen below!

(For those who want to know how to embed images, just paste in a URL that links directly to the JPG | PNG | GIF image as a separate line in the comment and it will be embedded when you reply.)

http://i.imgur.com/fOFk8IT.png

http://i.imgur.com/RsJgDUi.jpg
dave

by dave

How much space does iMessage data occupy on your Apple device?
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While chatting with a fellow coworker yesterday, he mentioned that he was perplexed on why the storage space on his iPhone 5 seemed to inexplicably disappear. After examining the storage options (which can be accessed by going to Settings → General → Usage → Storage), he found a significant chunk of data being taken up by the iMessage app. Almost two gigabytes of data!
I took a look at my own usage and discovered something equally crazy.
http://i.imgur.com/EsyKPiK.png
Almost 5GB of space on... Read more →
kris

by kris

Nintendo is doing just fine and doesn't need to make games for mobile, thank you very much
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http://media.gdgt.com/img/products/466/9zqr/9zqr-460.jpg
It seems like every few weeks someone is writing a new article about how Nintendo is doing horribly and how they need to start releasing their games on iOS because that's where the future is.
http://qz.com/141531/its-high-time-nintendo-started-sharing-its-games/
http://daringfireball.net/2013/09/nintendo_in_motion
http://www.tuaw.com/2013/08/28/nintendo-needs-to-embrace-ios/
These critics will always present this as a foregone conclusion, as... Read more →
Timmay

by Timmay

All the problems, love 8.0 scores on both sides yet a 93?
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I like how you guys don't know how to review an OS. Again reducing your credibility. GDGT is already laughed at on many review sites. There are plenty of software and hardware that got higher critic and user reviews yet are below a 90. iOS7 get's a 93? Same reason who no laptop is a must buy in gaming because apple doesn't have a dog in the show right gdgt? With all the issues this OS had ans still has it still get's quickly reviewed into a 93. Yeah makes sense why people are jail breaking and... Read more →
LonelyBob

by LonelyBob

iOS 7 Save Password not working on gdgt?
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Is it just me or does the Safari feature for saving your password not work on gdgt? Tried both mobile site and desktop site neither auto fills password after logging out and returning to the login page. Is this an issue with gdgt or something with iOS7? My settings: In General Settings - Safari - Passwords and autofill - names and passwords is checked and Always Allow is also checked. Anyone get autofill passwords working on ios7 on gdgt?
CBRMichael

by CBRMichael

Podcasts and music changes
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Apple decided to completely remove podcasts from the music app. It was an option in iOS 6. The interface between the podcast app(or any other non-music app) is clunky. It also means that the pause or volume reduction of podcasts is all over the map now. Please tell there is something new that I'm not seeing that will will make this work better. Please don't tell me to use some other miraculous app as they will have the same interface with the Bluetooth interfaces.
dave

by dave

Are you affected by the iOS 7 iMessage bug?
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Earlier this week, I noticed a fairly strange thing happening with iMessage:
http://i.imgur.com/XoiQGjT.png
As it turns out, there's an ongoing issue with iMessage. According to Apple, a "small number of users" are affected by a bug in iOS 7 that stalls iMessages and prevents them from being sent (as well as prevents them from falling back to SMS). I'm one of the unlucky few who's been bitten by this bug and it's infuriating -- especially since most people I interact with use iMessage!
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frankspin

by frankspin

Are the iOS 7 animations causing motion sickness?
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The Verge ran across an Apple support thread about a number of users complaining of headaches and nausea from the increase in animations for iOS 7. A number of users are chiming in to say they too are having issues from the new animations. The single biggest request is the ability to turn them off, or potentially speed them up.
I have to agree that the animations are a bit long in the tooth and they can be a bit excessive with the zoom-in and zoom-out affect.
If you upgraded to iOS 7 have you been... Read more →