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Ubuntu-powered tablet coming from Spain to launch soon

We can finally talk about an Ubuntu-powered tablet entering the market. The Canonical software developer has finally started to talk about the device, which will be a modified existing tablet from Spanish manufacturer BQ. The Aquaris M10 tablet will be modified to become the first piece of consumer Ubuntu hardware to become a PC when you connect a mouse, keyboard and display to it.

 

 

 

Under the chassis, things will remain the same, including the 10.1-inch display and the quad-core MediaTek MT8163A chipset. This is not the first attempt at a melange between an Android device and Ubuntu. Canonical released an Ubuntu installer for the Nexus 7 a few years back, and Nexus 10 enjoyed a preview version of Ubuntu Touch.

 

The Ubuntu interface will transform into a desktop view once the peripherals are connected to the tablet and this shift will make it easier for the user to multitask, or run desktop and mobile apps. Users can add more software via the platform app store, where a lot of work will have to be done to make an Ubuntu mobile device relevant on the market.

 

Source: Endgadget

 

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Minecraft Pocket Edition gets update with new and fun features!

Minecraft Pocket Edition just received an update! This little PC hit quickly spread throughout the gaming world in recent years – be it console, PC or mobile gaming – and it has also become subject to many jokes from mainstream gamers all over the world. Pocket Edition became a little hit on its own, especially because of the continuous support it received from Mojang and later Microsoft.

 

Minecraft Pocket Edition

 

 

Minecraft Pocket Edition is getting an update to version 0.12.1 and you will find some interesting tweaks and changes floating around including, but not limited to: sprinting and sneaking, taming ocelots and powerful golems. Most of these things you already know if you also dabble in Minecraft PC versions.

 

You can now play with up to four friends and their controllers or Android devices, even Windows 10 devices! Yes, that’s right, you can now cross-play with friends from different devices!

 

Official Minecraft Pocket Edition changes:

[box type=”shadow”]What’s New:

  • The Nether and all its inhabitants. Fight Ghasts and make friends with Pigmen
  • Cross platform play for up to five players between Pocket Edition and Windows 10
  • Revamped touch controls, controller support, and a controller mapping screen
  • Enhanced Weather effects! Accumulating snow and more
  • Ocelots! Try taming one with a fish
  • Experience, Anvils, Brewing, and enchantments. Time to up your game, crafter
  • Golems. We recommend you approach with caution
  • Flower pots. We recommend you fill them with flowers
  • Sneaking and sprinting! Express yourself through movement!
  • Loads of bug fixes that are too boring to list here
  • Lots, lots more!

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This update is available only in the Amazon Appstore at the moment, which means that other versions will have to wait for a little while longer. Let’s hope that the Play Store page will soon update its version because that is where most people get their games usually. Until then, keep playing in your cubic world and keep away from those creepers, man!

 

EDIT : Now available on Google Play versions too!

Source: Amazon

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Pushbullet update to allow SMS messaging history between Android devices and Windows PCs

Pushbullet just rolled out its newest update and this time it’s something big. After launching an important overhaul of its cross-platform apps, the company decided to change the way it handles SMS messages.

 

Pushbullet

 

 

Your Android Pushbullet version is now capable of syncing your SMS conversation history with the web or Windows app, thus allowing you to chat with your friends from your PC or laptop as if you were on your smartphone. Up until now, only individual text messages were viewable on the PC where they could respond, but starting today entire conversations can be browsed.

 

This feature is particularly similar to iMessage, Apple’s service that works with the iPhone and the MAC OS X. Pushbullet will be available only for Android and Windows for the time being though. One of the CEOs for the company recently said that he would love for the SMS service for iPhone users to get to Windows PCs as well and apparently there is demand for it, but Apple’s security protection is preventing such an action from taking place.

Pushbullet - SMS on PC
Pushbullet - SMS on PC
Developer: Pushbullet
Price: Free+
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Source: TheVerge

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Baldur’s Gate sequel – Icewind Dale – to become available for Android devices, PCs, iOS and Macs soon

Baldur’s Gate stories and games seem to remain as popular as ever and now, after 14 years, Icewind Dale, the sequel campaign, is getting a re-release itself. The second game in the Dungeons and Dragons series of games is coming to Android tablets, phones and hybrids, and to iOS, Macs and PCs, as announced at PAX this past weekend.

Even if the first game of the series, Baldur’s Gate, has been a popular release, its enhanced edition for Android has only around 50.000 downloads – maybe because the iOS version has been around for much longer and many Android phone and tablet users have an Apple device as well. Baldur’s Gate 2 Enhanced edition has been available for iOS devices since February, but its Android version has not reached the Google Playstore as of yet.

Icewind Dale was originally launched in 2000 and it introduced new stories, a new setting and new real-time battle systems to the already popular Baldur’s Gate. In this game, the user can build up a team of six adventurers to play a campaign and get rid of evil legions which invade the region. The Enhanced edition features a cross-platform multiplayer mode, new classes, spells, armors and weapons.

Beamdog worked closely with Wizards of the Coast to perfect the experience which is now available for pre-order for OC for only $19.99. You can find more information regarding the game (and pre-order the game) at IcewindDale.com

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