The ASUS Padfone 2 will be unveiled on October 16th

In February of 2012, ASUS showed off the original Phone/Tablet hybrid, the Padfone, which was released in April of the same year. Now, only six months later, they will unveil the next iteration of their 2011 hype-machine on October 16th.  As someone who was very excited when the original Padfone was unveiled, I’ll be anxiously awaiting for the 16th to arrive.

The original Padfone was somewhat overhyped. The original was preceded by a swath of “leaked” benchmarks and specification sheets, only to be released with  mainstream specs and a severely underwhelming display. Now, complete with its own set of leaks and promises, the successor is in the same position. Fans and followers of the original are now anxiously awaiting for October 16th to see if ASUS can release the groundbreaking device that was promised with the original.

Source: NotebookItalia

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Dyzplastic reveals yet another figurine, number 8, from their Series 3 Android collectibles

Earlier today we reported on Dyzplastic’s plans to start taking orders for their Series 3 Android collectibles starting on September 24th and shipping slated to commence on the 26th. With that announcement, Dyzplastic also showed the 7th figurine in the series. Since then they have updated their blog with yet another figurine bringing the count up to eight. This one goes by the name Professor Skully McRivethead and is graced with a design by artist Huck Gee, famous for his Skullhead designs.

If you are looking for a little bling to decorate your desk space, you may want to get ready to place your order.

Source: Dyzplastic

Upcoming Wikipad Gaming Tablet Gets The Hands-On Treatment

The game-changing Wikipad is one step closer to being in the hands of Android gamers everywhere, but one lucky son of a gun was able to see the intriguing tablet in action, courtesy of its creator James Bower. Right off the bat, users are treated to what is a fairly slim and trim profile that is smooth to the touch except for the middle of the back. That section of the device has a square-shaped groove along the back center of the tablet, which is intended to help give it a solid grip. Oh and Bower also touts the groove helps to “keep the tablet cool under stressful gaming power-consumption”.

The big focus of the device is no doubt its performance capabilities and the Wikipad delivers. Powered by a Tegra 3 chip and Jelly Bean, it helps to power games like Cody and a port of famed action-adventure game Max Payne like a true champ. The graphics were fluid as expected, while he controls gave better-than-expected results– thanks to comfortable dual analog sticks and responsive buttons. One minor critique may be the fact the tablet plus controller dock can possibly make the complete unit a little heavier than some would like. Then again, it’s assumed most people won’t be playing on the Wikipad for hours on end.

You can see more pictures and details of the hands-on when you hit the source link below.

Source: Twinfinite

Bing will be the default search engine on the Kindle Fire HD

With Amazon unveiling their new Kindle Fire lineup at such low prices given the specs of the tablets, it looks like they have been finding numerous ways to make back some of the money they’re going to lose upon each Kindle Fire they’re going to sell. First Amazon places ads around the OS (most notably the lockscreen) to create some extra revenue, and now they have struck a deal with Microsoft to make the Fire’s default search engine into Bing, as opposed to Google Search in the first Kindle Fire.

This is a huge win for Microsoft as we should expect to see the new set of Kindle Fire’s to outsell last years predecessor. Anything to help subsidize the costs of these tablets, right? Looks like there will be some slight drawbacks in having these high end tablets for a cheap price.

Source: Business Insider

Palringo Group Messenger v5.2.9

Current Version: 5.2.9
Requires Android: 2.2 and up
Category: Communication
V5.2.9 update:
** For anyone getting a blank screen on startup try rebooting your device! **
Version 5.2.9
* NEW: Reputation Bar on Home tab.
* Aviary is now FREE to all users.
* New ‘Image Preview’ window when sending images.
* Misc bug fixes.
Version 5.2.8
* Aviary feather updated to 2.1.5
* Pictures taken and saved images stored in Palringo album.
* New image caching.
* Bug fixes.
Version 5.2.6
* Memory related optimisations.
* Bug fixes.

Overview:
Palringo is a group messaging service with a community of over 300,000 groups.

Palringo is the best way to stay connected, socialise, send pics, and quick voice messages with your friends or meet new people who share your interests. With over 350,000 chat groups on Palringo you can interact with millions of people around the world. So if you’re in to Gaming, Music, Sports – or maybe you want to learn a new language – Palringo is the perfect app for you!

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Why should you use Palringo? It’s simple really;

☆ Group Chat
Chat and share pictures with up to 2,000 friends in your group. There are 350,000+ groups for you to discover, or create your own. More and more are being created every single day, never has there been a better time to browse our Groups Gallery and join in the conversation!

☆ Voice Messaging
Palringo offers a unique Voice Messaging service that allows you to send quick audio clips to your friends, be it one-to-one or in a group – just hold and go for instant voice recording.

☆ Picture Messaging
Send any image quickly and easily in a matter of seconds to your favourite group, or to a friend.

☆ Palringo Premium!
Enhance your Palringo experience with a Premium Account Upgrade and gain access to; User Avatars, double your contacts, quadruple your groups, and much, much more! Premium Groups benefit from higher rankings in the Groups Gallery (the best place to attract users), as well as exclusive Bots – plus there are many other benefits to make your group the best on Palringo.

☆ One-to-One
Have private one-to-one conversations with your friends on Palringo.

☆ Message Packs
Add more personality, humour, and fun to your conversations. Send a personal note bursting with hearts to the one you love. Create your own Memes or Rage Faces, quickly, with our Meme and Rage Packs – plus many more to discover.

☆ Premium Bots
Keep your group conversations more interesting with Palringo Bots. Post pictures quickly using the Image Bot, ask questions with the Poll Bot, define that phrase with the Urban Dictionary Bot, or find out your fortune with our Fortune Cookie Bot. There are many in the Palringo Store to discover, so jump in and find out!

 

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SomTodo v1.0

Current Version: 1.0
Requires Android: 2.1 and up
Category: Productivity
V1.0 update:

No recent changes.

Overview:
Introducing elegant and simple To-do-list app, SomTodo!

SomTodo is advanced To-do management app which can synchronize to SomCloud.
Now, you can make and manage your To-do list effectively at home, on the subway, and wherever you are.
★ Use Case of SomTodo
ㆍMake and manage daily round and To-do list.
ㆍRemember forgettable shopping list.
ㆍManage deadline approaching projects and meeting schedule.
ㆍRemind must read book list.
★ Key features
ㆍEasy and Effective To-do management
ㆍDue date and Alert facility
ㆍPassword for your private To-do lists
ㆍSearch Filter by Category
ㆍQuick Keyword Searcher
ㆍLandscape mode for long To-do task
ㆍSafe Cloud Synchronization with Web and Mobile
ㆍBeautiful and convenient Rainbow folder management
ㆍSimple account registration with only E-mail address and Password
ㆍStarred task for efficient To-do management
★ Widgets, Make SomTodo more convenient
ㆍCheck the folders directly on wallpaper – Widget for list type.

Smarter To-do Management habit!
Start with Friendly Cloud To-do, SomTodo.

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Arctic Escape HD v1.0

Current Version: 1.0
Requires Android: 2.3 and up
Category: Brain & Puzzle
V1.0 update:

No recent changes.

Overview:
Lead these wayward penguins through 100+ challenging levels and save the day!

☆Special, Introductory Price: 50% off!☆ Do you have a thing for snowy landscapes? Are you in love (platonically, of course) with penguins? Well, zip up that parka and get ready: Arctic Escape, a Lemmings-inspired strategy/puzzle game, is here!

“Arctic Escape is a well-designed homage to Lemmings and a wonderful value (…). Definitely check it out.” – Modojo

“I would highly recommend this game to puzzlers who are looking for a nice long play that is extremely addictive.” – Touch Reviews

“If you enjoy puzzle games and/or penguins as much as we do, this ought to be right up your alley.” – App Smile

A mad scientist has abducted a colony of Antarctic penguins and spirited them away to the North Pole. It’s your job to help the penguins escape by navigating them through 100+ fun-and-frosty levels, using commands like “walk”, “jump”, “turn” and “wait”. Along the way, your problem-solving abilities will be put to the test by broken ice, falling cages, hungry wolves and other dangerous obstacles – not to mention the fact that the further you progress, the more cute and naïve penguins you’ll be responsible for.

Features:

EASY TO LEARN GAMEPLAY AND CONTROLS

A simple and intuitive interface requiring only one finger to issue drag-and-drop commands on a map and lead your penguins to safety.

100+ CHALLENGING LEVELS

Travel through eight icy worlds, each with 13 levels of varying design and complexity. The difficulty level adjusts automatically to your progress.

EIGHT DIFFERENT COMMAND TOOLS

In addition to a few helpful user tools, you can instruct your tuxedoed charges to walk, turn, wait and jump as you maneuver them to safety.

TONS OF TRAPS AND OBSTACLES TO OVERCOME

A variety of obstacles, including falling cages, broken ice, moving bridges, bloodthirsty wolves and more!

ADORABLE GRAPHICS

Every visual component is wonderfully hand-drawn. Yes, that includes the penguins!

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