Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Grand Theft Auto 5 : Out Now

Rockstar Games released the much awaited open world, action adventure video game - Grand Theft Auto 5.

Developed by Rockstar North & published by Rockstar Games, GTA 5 is currently available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. As for the PC version is concerned, there are rumors that GTA 5 for Windows is under development, but Rockstar Games did not comment about that.


Game plot

The narrative of the game follows three characters with interconnected stories. Michael De Santa is a retired former bank robber in his early forties who lives with his dysfunctional family on the proceeds of his former life in the upper-class suburb of Rockford Hills, based on Beverly Hills. Trevor Phillips, his former partner in crime, lives alone in a trailer in the desert of Blaine County, where his reckless and psychopathic behaviours are fuelled by drug addiction. Franklin Clinton makes a living in Vespucci Beach based on Venice Beach - as a repo man for an unscrupulous Armenian car dealership. The three acquaintances are drawn into Los Santos' criminal underworld "in the pursuit of the almighty American dollar".


There are three editions for GTA 5 available for purchase:
  • Standard Edition : As the name suggests, GTA 5 standard edition features only the game itself.
  • Special Edition : The special edition includes collectible steelbook, blueprint map and adds some additional content to the game like stunt plane trials, special ability boosts, bonus outfits, weapons, tattoos and more.
  • Collector's Edition : The collector's edition consist of new era 9Fifty Snapback cap & GTA 5 security deposit bag with logo key in addition to the contents of Special Edition.


Check out GTA 5 review by Machinima :


To order your copy, head over to GTA 5 official website.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Apple unveils iPhone 5s and 5c

At the iPhone event, Apple unveiled two new devices - iPhone 5c and the much rumored iPhone 5s.

iPhone 5s

Apple's CEO Tim Cook announced the company's latest flagship smartphone - the iPhone 5s.
iPhone 5s has a new A7 chip that has been re-engineered for 64-bit architecture. It has a 8 megapixel iSight camera with a new  larger f/2.2 aperture sensor and some great features like panorama and burst mode.

Apple also introduced a new Touch ID feature - a fingerprint sensor built right into the home button. The Touch ID sensor scans the fingerprint for authentication rather than using PIN or password. The Touch ID can be used to unlock the phone or even confirm purchases from the iTunes store.

The iPhone 5s is available in three new color schemes - Gray, Silver & Gold starting September 20th, pricing $199 for 16 GB, $299 for 32 GB & $399 for 64 GB model respectively (on contract). The unlocked version costs $649 for 16 GB, $749 for 32 GB & $849 for 64 GB respectively.

iPhone 5c

iPhone 5c is the "colourful" variant built from a single piece of poly-carbonate, and is available in white, yellow, blue, green & red.

The phone features a 4-inch Retina display, A6 chip, and an 8-megapixel iSight camera, as well as an improved FaceTime HD camera on the front.

The iPhone 5c is priced at $99 for 16 GB & $199 for 32 GB model respectively (on contract). The unlocked version costs $549 for 16 GB & $649 for 32 GB respectively.

Soft-feel rubber slipcases are also available for $29 each based on the iOS7 color scheme.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Google introduces a new breed of Chrome Apps

On Chrome's fifth birthday, Google introduced a new breed of Chrome apps which runs offline and does not require chrome browser to be open.

Chrome web store now features a new "For your Desktop" section, which includes all these new apps.

To make it quicker and easier to get to your favorite apps, Google also introduced a Chrome App Launcher for Windows, which will appear when you install your first new Chrome App. It lives in the taskbar and launches your apps into their own windows, outside of Chrome, just like other desktop apps.

There are around 25 apps in the "For your Desktop" section. Among the pickings are Google Keep, The Economist, Pocket, Wunderlist, Pixlr Touch Up and more.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Android KitKat - Sweet new treat by Google

Yesterday (3rd September 2013) Google confirmed the next version of company's mobile operating system. It will be called Android 4.4 KitKat.

There had been speculation that the next version of Android would be named Key Lime Pie, but Google thought it would be great to give a chocolate name to the next version.

Google has named all the Android version after a desert, namely Cupcake (1.5), Donut (1.6), Eclair (2.0), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3), Honeycomb (3.0), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), Jelly Bean (4.1) & now KitKat (4.4).

Nestle's executive vice president announced 50 million KitKat bars in 19 countries will have prominent Android branding and will offer buyers the chance to win a Nexus 7 tablet and Google Play gift cards.

Not much information is known about this new version and Google has not yet revealed its release date.

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