Scrapbook for BlackBerry PlayBook adds content packs

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RIM’s Swedish arm, better known as The Astonishing Tribe, has updated Scrapbook for the BlackBerry PlayBook with in-app downloads. These new content packs add a whole bunch of new stickers and backgrounds to create your virtual postcards. The packs cover themes like Christmas, the 50s, and travel. The 2.0 update also lets you upload the final creations to…

Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy Y Duos and Pro Duos announced

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After a brief glimpse last week, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Y Duos and Galaxy Y Duos Pro. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread handsets look pretty much identical to some devices Samsung had announced over the summer, except these ones have a second SIM card slot in them. Otherwise, the devices are still fairly entry-level;…

Siri: The iPhone Movie pits man against machine

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Although Siri isn’t technically that much better than what had been previously available, it certainly has made a better case for everyday voice recognition on smartphones. Of course, the “talking to your computer” scenario has a distinctly Space Odyssey feel to it, which is helped in no small part by some of the more… quirky…

Angry Birds finally comes to the BlackBerry PlayBook

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After a brief mention back in the spring, Angry Birds is now available on the BlackBerry PlayBook. The quintessential mobile game has you slingshot various kinds of birds into shoddy structures, which in turn collapse onto the lazy, stupid, thieving pigs within. The absence of Angry Birds on any BlackBerry has even spawned a shameless…

GetGlue for iOS updated with guides and multiple conversations

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GetGlue has just updated their iOS app to include multiple conversation streams and guides – a feature that you would typically only find through their desktop website. Conversations was something GetGlue introduced to iOS for the first time in September, but now you can flip between live comment streams with a simple swipe. Guides are…

Study shows texting makes for easier lying

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The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia just wrapped up a study with 170 students. They set up a mock stock market, where one group was set up as stock brokers, and others as stock buyers. The brokers were offered a cash incentive to sell their stock, even though some were informed…

Foursquare for BlackBerry updated with Lists

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The Foursquare check-in app for BlackBerry has been updated to version 3.5 to include Lists. Foursquare introduced these awhile back on Android as a way for you to organize a series of spots surrounding a particular theme. This is good for when you’re getting your tourism on, but also a good way to organize and…

Facebook 2.1 for BlackBerry PlayBook adds groups functions

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The Facebook application for the BlackBerry PlayBook has been bumped up to version 2.1 today, and includes the ability to interact with groups, including posting on the wall, uploading pictures, and viewing members. This is a great addition, considering the BlackBerry smartphone Facebook app still doesn’t do that. Viewing pictures posted by friends has also…

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