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June 30, 2015

Chrome Theme: Katekyo Hitman Reborn!


Well hello guys, it's been a while since my last Chrome theme but I have found some time recently to quickly throw something together. The Katekyo Hitman Reborn! theme was a request some some guy (I've forgotten) to my email. Well shout out to that guy: thanks for waiting. Here is your theme. Enjoy!


June 26, 2015

PSN Vita Games Sale: The Best Discounts


The PlayStation Network store currently has a huge sale currently discounting Japanese-bred games up to 85% off! If you haven't already checked out the PSN store on your Vita now is the time to do so. So here's my pick of the best discounts that you should pick up now!

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$12.59 $62.95 -80%
Street Fighter and Tekken has always been rivals of the fighting game genre so some bright lad came up with the idea to mash the two games together as a crossover and so we have STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN. If you're a fan of either series, you definitely should pick this up.

June 25, 2015

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?


I came across this video liked by a friend on Facebook that raps about the current technological lifestyle that us in the first-world encompass. It is sadly true that our lives nowadays are dominated by notifications, snaps, lines and selfies. Not just that, even our interaction in real life has declined. This video explains in great detail how our lives and changed and how we can change for the better.

June 24, 2015

PS Vita Update 3.52 Is Now Available

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Sony has just released PS Vita update 3.52 today. It just came out, although nothing special is involved.

If you log-in to the PS Vita right now, you will be prompted to download update 3.52. You need to download the update before you can visit the PlayStation Store or play online.

The PlayStation Twitter page says PS Vita update 3.52 is "a minor update designed to improve stability". It doesn't appear as if any other things have been added to this update sadly.

PS Vita update 3.52 is only 127MB. It shouldn't take you too long to download it since it doesn't add much other than the improved stability as mentioned above.

[Source: Attack of the fanboy]

June 23, 2015

Dropbox update v3.0 brings in Material Design

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The Dropbox team has pushed v3.0 for the masses! The Dropbox Android app received an update with Material Design only some weeks ago, but it was exclusive to beta users. Today the company decides to take things to the next level and introduce Google’s design language to the masses.

The new update to the Dropbox app is labelled as version 3.0, and the change in design seems to be the only main improvement. This is one huge change, though. The interface looks much cleaner, and the navigation menu makes it much easier to roam around the application. Not to mention, it’s so much easier to find that floating action button, as opposed to looking all over the app just to upload a photo.

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Dropbox's latest update is currently rolling out to Google Play Store users. You should get your update soon!

June 19, 2015

Steam Sale: How's your wallet going?


Steam Sales is currently underway throwing in sales left and right, here and there, everywhere! If you haven't already looked into the Steam universe you are truly missing out on the experience. For those in the Steam universe, check out Gabe Gaming. You'll thank me for it.

June 16, 2015

Valve sees Steam surpass 10 million concurrent users


12 years after its debut, Valve's Steam platform surpassed 10 million concurrent users yesterday amidst the opening salvo of its annual Steam Summer Sale.

The number of concurrent Steam users has been steadily rising alongside the platform's total number of active accounts, which surpassed 125 million in February of this year.

If you haven't downloaded Steam yet, you're missing out!

[Source: Gamasutra]

June 15, 2015

Now, Google Play launches Free App of the Week Offer

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Google Play has rolled out a new service where it is giving away paid apps for free and is called ‘free app of the day’. This new scheme for the time being, applies only to the family section of the Google Play Store.

During Google’s I/O developer conference last month, it had announced that the company is planning to make family-friendly apps easy to find on its app store.

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[Source: iamWire]

June 12, 2015

Pick your next phone with Google's new online tool

Google's wants to help you pick your next phone with new online tool

Google has launched a new website aimed at helping people pick out a new Android device. The page asks you to answer a few questions about how you plan to use your device, and then uses that information to make a suggestion.

The process is fairly straight-forward. First, Google will ask what you plan to use your device for, offering 12 options consisting of such things as taking photos, social media, or staying fit (don't worry, you can choose more than one). After each selection, you'll be taken through some questions for that specific task. For example, when I chose "listening to music," Google then asked me how many hours per day I planned on listening, and on speakers or through headphones. After selecting at least three interests, you can then choose which carrier you plan to go with (though this step is optional). Finally, Google will offer up suggestions on which phones you may be interested in, with side-by-side comparisons of each spec sheet.

Overall, the tool is pretty neat. While it may not be quite as effective or necessary for the tech savvy customer, it could be useful for those who just want some help finding something that will fit their needs.

[Source: Android Central]

Steam Summer Sale is here!


Steam Summer Sale is here!!!! (Well, Winter for the rest of us in the Southern Hemisphere.) Hurry to the Steam store to grab a bargain for the game you've been waiting for!

June 4, 2015

Sony will roll out Android 5.1 to Xperia Z hardware in July, more hardware to follow

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Sony today announced that the entire Xperia Z family of smartphones will be receiving Android 5.1, starting in July. The company also touched on other handsets that will be receiving updates soon.

Sony has been on quite the update roll as-of-late with updating the Xperia Z range of handsets up to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Once the update rollout has completed, the company will be moving onto Android 5.1, which will hit the Xperia Z family as well as the Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C3 starting next month.

But Sony isn't done just yet. The announcement also touched on the Xperia M2, Xperia M2 Aqua, noting that both will be directly bumped to Android 5.1. These two smartphones will receive some update love once all above hardware have been updated.

[Source: Android Central]

June 3, 2015

Steam now offers refunds for any game with conditions

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If you ever bought a game off Steam and instantly regretted it, now with the latest announcement from Steam, you can refund that game and get your money back!

Starting Tuesday, Steam is offering refunds on any title provided you meet the following conditions: You bought it within two weeks, and you've played it less than two hours. From the announcement:
"You can request a refund for nearly any purchase on Steam—for any reason. Maybe your PC doesn't meet the hardware requirements; maybe you bought a game by mistake; maybe you played the title for an hour and just didn't like it.

It doesn't matter. Valve will, upon request via help.steampowered.com, issue a refund for any reason, if the request is made within fourteen days of purchase, and the title has been played for less than two hours. There are more details below, but even if you fall outside of the refund rules we’ve described, you can ask for a refund anyway and we’ll take a look.

You will be issued a full refund of your purchase within a week of approval. You will receive the refund in Steam Wallet funds or through the same payment method you used to make the purchase."
Of course, people will always find a way to get their money back in any way possible whilst playing games for 'free'. For example, trying to finish the game within 2 hours before doing the refund? Or maybe the game is really short that it only takes less than 2 hours to finish? Valve will need to think of a way to prevent users from cheating the system. In the meantime, enjoy you purchases with the hope of a refund if your purchase didn't turn out as you'd expect.

[Source: PCWorld]

June 2, 2015

Star Wars lightsaber colors: explained.


Ever wondered what colors each lightsaber represented? This handy chart shows you all the lightsaber colors in the Star Wars universe!


[Source: Vox]

June 1, 2015

Windows 10 will be released on 29 July


Good news for all that is awaiting the release the next version of Windows; that is, Windows 10. The main focus of Windows 10 is the release of Cortana, your personal desktop assistant. Ask it anything!


Windows 10 will also bring back the traditional Start menu that everyone loves so much. The new Start menu combines Windows 7's programs list and Windows 8's Tiles into one. Windows 10 also provides the most secure platform ever, including Windows Defender for free anti-malware protection, and being the only platform with a commitment to deliver free ongoing security updates for the supported lifetime of the device.
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Android App Spotlight: Steam

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Steam is a popular game and software distribution platform on Windows, Mac and Linux. If you are a PC gamer, you definitely must have Steam. The Steam app allows you to chat with your Steam friends, browse community groups and user profiles, read the latest gaming news and stay up to date on unbeatable Steam sales. Head over to the Google Play Store to get it now!