It’s relatively rare that a mobile game comes along and manages to generate as much excitement and pre-release hype that the Family Guy announcement managed last December. Sure, there’s been a string of extremely popular smash hit games that have immediately benefited from going viral and getting tons of downloads and success on the back of that. However, the Family Guy franchise is an existing household name that already boasts an animated TV series, along with a whole heap of official merchandise. Add to that a stunning, extremely fun and visually impressive mobile game that’s now available to download for iOS and Android.

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There’s been plenty of speculation recently surrounding Apple’s product plans for the remainder of the year. Conjecture and Internet based chit-chat continues to grow regarding what may or may not be included in iOS 8. Most of which will be either confirmed or denied when we get our first glimpse of the firmware in June at WWDC 2014. There’s also mounting speculation about the fruit company’s plans for the next-generation iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 6, with most focus being specifically placed on the device’s display dimensions. Ming-Chi Kuo, of KGI Securities fame, has added fuel to that fire and put the cat amongst the pigeons by releasing a product timeline, indicating that Q3 could be a huge period for Apple.

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Even though Apple bumped the multitasking credentials of its fleet of mobile devices with the iOS 7 update, it’s fair to say that even though the appearance and functionality has improved, the Cupertino company’s mobile OS still doesn’t offer “true” multitasking functionality akin to, say, the Galaxy Pro tablet series. But instead of waiting and hoping for Apple to deliver the goods, jailbreaker Evan Swick has come through with a very interesting tweak called OS Experience, and as the name implies, it allows a user to run apps in windowed mode, just like the OS X desktop. Although not yet available, the demo video, which you can catch below, looks very, very promising indeed.

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Siri may have become something of a modern cult figure since its introduction alongside the iPhone 4s back in 2011, but with the big announcement of Windows Phone 8.1 last week, Microsoft also took the wraps off Cortana, its very own Siri alternative. Given the very nature of the mobile market, we know that competition will be fierce, and as per a very funny, mocked-up parade of the respective voice assistants on an American chat show, the blue touchpaper has already been well and truly lit.

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Samsung and Apple are frequently at loggerheads in the courtrooms over numerous patent disputes, but while it has been established that both companies are unafraid to file a lawsuit or two, the two parties don’t always require the means of a court in order to get their respective points across. Often, Samsung will use an ad campaign to take a few not-so-subtle pot-shots at its biggest adversary, and in a plethora of new advertisements, has had yet another dig at the Apple iPad. There are four in total, with one even taking a swipe at the Amazon Kindle, and you can check them out after the break!

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When Apple first announced the original iPad, many people in the technology industry started a debate about whether it could ever be a device for creating content. Many decided that the touch-based input method meant that the iPad and other tablets were simply not suited to content creation, with consumption being the name of the game. While watching movies, viewing images and reading text are possibly the biggest reason to own an iPad, the years since that first iPad introduction have proven that there’s plenty to be built on an iPad.

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Back in the era of Steve Jobs, the Apple iPad was always touted as a post-PC device, but aside from partially replacing the traditional desktop / notebook as we know it, the Cupertino’s slate is also changing the way we take notes and organize our lives. In no situation is this fact more apparent than in the day-to-day life of Bollywood choreographer Feroz Khan, who now utilizes a single iPad Air for most of his work when, not so long ago, he would have to drag several items around with him in order to do his job properly.

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We had a rough idea that this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) would kick off in June because, well.. it nearly always does. But with the Cupertino company having last week finally put any ambiguity to rest by officially announcing the WWDC 2014 event, we’re now firmly fixated on what will be uncovered from June 2nd. Adding to the melting pot of information we already have regarding iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, more intriguing tidbits have emerged with regards to what Apple might have in store for this summer and beyond.

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Keeping your iOS device’s battery sufficiently charged up is an ongoing, trying task, and often, you may feel as though you’re fighting a losing battle. Sometimes, there’s an underlying fault in the hardware that can cause battery to deplete, but in most cases, a little maintenance can do wonders. A former Apple Genius Bar member has delivered an extensive guide on how you can help your iOS device to better retain battery for prolonged amounts of time, and if you frequently witness percentage point reduction before your very eyes, you might want to check this one out.

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Want to jailbreak iOS 7 – 7.0.4, 7.0.6? Download Evasi0n iOS 7 jailbreak untethered for Windows and Mac to jailbreak iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, iPad and iPod touch.

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Amazon’s Fire TV arrived with a bunch of bells and whistles, with the company proudly advertising a number of never-seen-before features for its latest gadget. One such highlight was the voice search capability, allowing a user to speak in the small mic hidden in the Fire TV’s remote control and search using natural speech instead of having to fiddle around with repetitive typing on a rather inconvenient mechanism that the TV remote’s buttons offer. However, did you know that if you own an Apple TV and an iOS device (even if it’s just an iPod touch), you can use the same level of voice search for your fruit-company gadget, too?

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WWDC is regularly used by Apple to give us a first glimpse at the next-generation of iOS and provide us some valuable insights into how the company is performing and what the immediate future might look like. If that’s still not reason enough to sit up and take note, then how about some fantastic free WWDC 2014 themed wallpapers for your iPhone and iPad?

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The iPhone and iPad are among the mobile industry’s sturdiest exports, but it’s not without its fair share of issues. The sleep/wake button, for example, which sits atop the device, is susceptible to breaking, sticking, or just generally ceasing to function. If you encounter this issue, then the only option is to go either try your hand at fixing it, or taking the sensible option of getting it repaired, by Apple. But if you don’t have the time or immediate funds to take a whimsical trip to an Apple Store, then here’s how you can still utilize the button’s functions even when it’s MIA.

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Starting with iOS 7, Apple introduced a new security mechanism into all iOS devices that required a user to disable Find My iPhone before an iCloud account could be deleted or the device could be restored. This, of course, requires access to the password associated with that Apple ID. The system was heralded as a great step forward for Apple, but it seems that it is not completely secure, with the discovery of a bug that allows the whole process to be bypassed. More details and video demo can be found right here.

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Plenty of Windows Phone users had been waiting on the announcement of Windows Phone 8.1 at BUILD 2014, and finally got their wish today as Microsoft reeled off an extensive list of new features soon headed to current Windows Phone 8 devices in the form of a gleaming new update. As well as the likes of Action Center and significant improvements to the lock screen and home screen, one of the key new features of Windows Phone 8.1 is Cortana, the voice assistant that will serve as the software giant’s very own take on Siri, and given the cult status of Apple’s digital slave, Microsoft seized upon the opportunity to release a series of clips explaining why Cortana will be better.

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The Calendar app for iOS is, as native utilities go, pretty darned good, but throughout the App Store, there are remain dozens of alternative options available to those in search of a more versatile feature-set. Fantastical, which was released for the iPhone back in 2012, has long since been considered among the very best in the business, and with Fantastical 2 dropping late last year, things improved dramatically. Now, a version specifically tailored to the iPad has been rolled out by developer Flexibits, and as you’d imagine, it takes full advantage of the additional real estate offered by the Apple slate.

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Android KitKat has brought some significant changes to the devices of those lucky enough to have seen the update, and as well as enhancing the general functionality and fluidity of the OS, Google applied a bunch of alterations to the UI. Notably, the battery icon and signal bars sport a sharper aesthetic, and if you’re jailbroken on iOS, you can now apply them to your iPhone or iPad.

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Renowned developer Winocm recently gave users hope that he would allow others to bear the fruits of his work on iOS dual and triple-booting. Today, he has released a tool-set enabling interested parties to try their hand at booting different firmware versions on the same device, although judging by the accompanying release notes, these utilities are probably reserved for those with at least some knowledge in hacking.

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In reflection of alterations in exchange rates, Apple will be making subtle changes to its iTunes App Store pricing structure in several countries. For the most part, the modifications will prompt a trivial increase, although customers in Israel and New Zealand will benefit from an equally negligible reduction in price.

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Everyone is an expert these days. With smartphones getting better and better cameras, there really is no good reason for anyone to take a bad photo on an iPhone, Galaxy S or HTC One device anymore. The same goes for video.

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