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Microsoft updates Skype for iPhone

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So you have gotten yourself a spanking new iPhone 5, and love all the extra 0.5” of diagonal space on it. The thing is, not all the apps for the iPhone have been optimized to run on the iPhone 5’s larger screen, and chances are you would end up with a somewhat similar look to that of your computer or TV screen which does not have a 16:9 aspect ratio and yet is playing a particular movie. Microsoft has taken note of that, and has just announced that they will release a new updated version of Skype for iOS that will take advantage of the additional viewing real estate on the iPhone 5 (and the fifth generation iPod touch too, of course).

According to the Skype Garage blog, “We’ve seen your tweets, comments and app store reviews requesting screen compatibility with the iPhone 5, and we’ve addressed your requests. Today we have released a hotfix for Skype for iPhone; now you can enjoy Skype calling on the iPhone 5 in full screen glory!”

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Mortal Kombat X For iOS Now Available

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Have you grown up on a diet full of violent video games? Well, certainly Mortal Kombat is one of those franchises that shocked everyone when it was first released, where digital blood was spilled along the way. It definitely looks tame by today’s standards, but back then, it created quite a buzz in the video game industry, and then some. Having said that, Mortal Kombat X for iOS is now available to download from the App Store, where you can check out the striking graphics in the trailer above.

There will be 24 Kombatants to choose from, which should offer you plenty of opportunities to master all of them, and apart from fan favorites such as Scorpion and Sub-Zero, there will also be newcomers to the scene, Cassie Cage and Kotal Kahn included. Mortal Kombat X for iOS works great across platforms, so that players will be able to unlock content across all platforms as long as they play.

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Sprint Reveals Combined iPhone-iPad “For Life” Deal

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sprint_logoIt was in October last year that the folks over at Sprint updated their iPhone for Life plan, where $80 a month would net you an Apple iPhone 6 on lease for a couple of years, alongside a plan that has unlimited talk, text and data. Of course, if you would prefer the larger iPhone 6 Plus, it would cost you from $85 monthly onward. It seems that Sprint intends to push the envelope further – at $100 a month, the iPhone 6, iPad mini 3, unlimited talk, text and data on the phone and 2GB of data for the tablet will be all yours.

If one were to run the numbers through a calculator, you would have to spend approximately $117 monthly, which means Sprint’s recently revealed plan would help you out with a 15% savings in total – that would amount up to $17. Of course, leasing the devices would mean you would need to make sure that your handset is more carefully taken care of than normal, but then again, you will always have the latest products at the end of a 2-year cycle. Not too shabby a deal, don’t you think so?

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Huawei TalkBand B1 Makes Its Way To The U.S.

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huawei-talkband-b1Now that the market for smartwatches are definitely growing – never mind that there are no explosive figures whatsoever to report of, it is a steady market which is worth checking out. If you have always wanted to make the jump to a smartwatch device, but was held back by the lack of choice as well as relatively high price tag, how about checking out the $129.99 Huawei TalkBand B1?

This unique smartwatch can be picked up from GetHuawei.com, although one can also check out the likes of Newegg.com, Amazon.com and Fry’s Electronics in order to purchase it. The TalkBand B1 is capable of tracking your sleep, count the number of your steps taken in a day, and even to compute the number of calories that you have burned. Heck, it will also do its level best to wake you up using its smart alarm when it figures out that you happen to be in the light cycle of your sleep.

Other features include iOS and Android compatibility, NFC support, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 90mAh battery that allows you to make use of your earpiece for up to 7 hours – non-stop, now how about that?

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