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AMC debuts trailer for ‘The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land’ mobile game arriving w/ season 5

AMC announced today that it will release a new mobile game for The Walking Dead early next year alongside season 5 of the hit TV show. The TV network is teaming up with Next Games to develop the title and today shared the first trailer for the game that it plans to show off at Comic Con International later this month.

The game, titled The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, will allow players to experience the world of the iconic show through gameplay exclusively developed for smartphones and tablet devices. Developed by Next Games in close collaboration with AMC, the game will feature themes familiar to the TV series, where characters fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic, walker-infested world. A recurring theme of choosing the right survival strategy and making the most human choices possible is at the heart of the first-of-its-kind game.

Telltale games already publishes a game based on universe of The Walking Dead comic book series, but this is AMC’s first official game based on its TV show version of the franchise. It isn’t, however, sharing many details on what we can expect from gameplay other than the description above or specifics on platforms.

The Walking Dead Season 5 is coming this October and the game, The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, will hit smartphones and tablets early next year when the mid-season premiere of Season 5 airs.


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Chinese clone-makers already have functional ‘iPhone 6′ knockoffs for sale

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NowhereElse.fr has posted some pretty amusing pictures today of working iPhone 6 clones from China. These devices use the rumored specification and schematics of the actual iPhone 6 that we have seen so much over the last few months, but obviously use off-the-shelf internals and don’t run iOS.

Although unconfirmed what knockoff OS these devices are running, it is most likely a skinned version of Android with a custom launcher that imitates the appearance of iOS 7. The Google Play store is already full of iOS 7 Home Screen and app clones.

The real thing is expected to be announced by Apple in September, featuring larger 4.7 and 5.5 inch displays.


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The new Sony Xperia throws a flash and 5MP camera on the front of the phone

Sony's new camera phone comes with a beefed-up 5MP front shooter. It's not for video-conferencing, though, it's for self-portraits.

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iPhone 6 mockups are a ‘rough approximation’ according to report, claims antenna design will differ signifcantly

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Japanese paper Nikkei has published a new report on their website comparing the mockups of the iPhone 6 to their supply chain sources. As translated by GforGames, the report says that whilst the mockups offer a good estimate of the final design, some key details are omitted.

Many of the things claimed in the report are obvious discrepancies, like button misalignment, but the report hones in on the antenna design (which has been critiqued by some readers) specifically. It says that the final iPhone 6 may not feature the ‘stripes’ at all, claiming that these simply mark out an area for glass materials to replace the aluminium frame, just like the iPhone 5s. Another possibility is that the stripe appearance is still present, but the stripes will be made out of attractive highly-polished glass.

The newspaper also claims that the Apple logo effect will be created differently to the 5s, a detail not present in any of these mock-ups. On the 5s, the aluminium is polished and engraved to make the Apple shape stick out. Nikkei says that Apple will physically cut out the Apple logo in the metal this generation. This matches up with frame leaks from a few weeks ago.

Other claims by the paper seem more like guesses than ‘solid’ source-based reporting, and their credence is highly circumspect. For instance, the paper notes that it expects to see a curved display in the iPhone 6, to follow the curved body of the device. This is perhaps interesting as Bloomberg said that Apple was to introduce a curved-glass iPhone in 2014 late last year. More recent supporting evidence for this theory is non-existent however.

Apple is expected to introduce two models of iPhone, with 4.7 and 5.5 inch screens, around September.

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iPhone 6 mockups are a ‘rough approximation’ according to report, claims antenna design will differ signifcantly

Apple iPhone 6 (Mockup) 43

Japanese paper Nikkei has published a new report on their website comparing the mockups of the iPhone 6 to their supply chain sources. As translated by GforGames, the report says that whilst the mockups offer a good estimate of the final design, some key details are omitted.

Many of the things claimed in the report are obvious discrepancies, like button misalignment, but the report hones in on the antenna design (which has been critiqued by some readers) specifically. It says that the final iPhone 6 may not feature the ‘stripes’ at all, claiming that these simply mark out an area for glass materials to replace the aluminium frame, just like the iPhone 5s. Another possibility is that the stripe appearance is still present, but the stripes will be made out of attractive highly-polished glass.

The newspaper also claims that the Apple logo effect will be created differently to the 5s, a detail not present in any of these mock-ups. On the 5s, the aluminium is polished and engraved to make the Apple shape stick out. Nikkei says that Apple will physically cut out the Apple logo in the metal this generation. This matches up with frame leaks from a few weeks ago.

Other claims by the paper seem more like guesses than ‘solid’ source-based reporting, and their credence is highly circumspect. For instance, the paper notes that it expects to see a curved display in the iPhone 6, to follow the curved body of the device. This is perhaps interesting as Bloomberg said that Apple was to introduce a curved-glass iPhone in 2014 late last year. More recent supporting evidence for this theory is non-existent however.

Apple is expected to introduce two models of iPhone, with 4.7 and 5.5 inch screens, around September.


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Police: iOS 7′s Activation Lock has helped reduce iPhone theft in some cities

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When Apple introduced the new Activation Lock anti-theft system with iOS 7 to help prevent the re-use of stolen iOS devices, some lawmakers saw it as the perfect way to help quell smartphone theft. In fact, many sought to make features like it standard on all mobile devices. Today, the New York Times has released some new numbers that shows a decrease in iPhone theft following the implementation of Activation Lock.

According to New York police, thefts involving Apple products have dropped by 19% in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. London and San Francisco authorities have seen even more impressive drops, with 24% and 38% reductions in iOS device thefts, respectively, in the six months following the feature’s release when compared to the six months immediately preceding it.

In April, Apple joined with other smartphone manufacturers and cellular carriers in an agreement to add similar features to all new mobile devices.


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Police: iOS 7′s Activation Lock has helped reduce iPhone theft in some cities

Activation-Lock-02

When Apple introduced the new Activation Lock anti-theft system with iOS 7 to help prevent the re-use of stolen iOS devices, some lawmakers saw it as the perfect way to help quell smartphone theft. In fact, many sought to make features like it standard on all mobile devices. Today, the New York Times has released some new numbers that shows a decrease in iPhone theft following the implementation of Activation Lock.

According to New York police, thefts involving Apple products have dropped by 19% in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. London and San Francisco authorities have seen even more impressive drops, with 24% and 38% reductions in iOS device thefts, respectively, in the six months following the feature’s release when compared to the six months immediately preceding it.

In April, Apple joined with other smartphone manufacturers and cellular carriers in an agreement to add similar features to all new mobile devices.


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