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  • News: The Pen is Mightier than the Sword in Word Fighter

    Upcoming iOS and Android puzzler Word Fighter features a selection of characters inspired by the giants of the literary world.

  • News: Zelda's 25th Celebrated with Symphony Concert Tour

    Nintendo is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda with a series of symphony concerts, starting this October in LA.

  • News: Freeverse not updating many Mac games for Lion

    Lion has drawn a line in the sand for some older Mac applications, such as Quicken, by dropping support for running PowerPC applications via Rosetta. Now to that list you can add a number of games from Freeverse, which announced this week that it would be discontinuing several of its Mac titles.

  • News: Google+ Hits 20 Million Users. Now What?

    The number of people on Google+ has passed 20 million according to ComScore, further validating Google's biggest attempt at social networking yet.

  • News: Google scrambles to accelerate Google+ business profiles

    Demand for Google+ business profiles has reached white-hot intensity, prompting Google+ leader Vic Gundotra to acknowledge the company has been caught off guard, but pledging a fix is being fast-tracked.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending July 22

    Perhaps it's the heat, but this week's crop of iOSsphere rumors is pretty lackluster.

  • News: AT&T still besting Verizon in iPhone activations

    If Verizon thought it could swoop in and take AT&T's iPhone market share overnight, it thought wrong.

  • News: Preview: New screenshots for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    The latest instalment in the COD series is due out on the 8th November. Here are the latest screenshots.

  • News: Lodsys takes aim at Angry Birds, The Sims, Atari, and more

    If you thought those birds were angry before, hooboy. Lodsys—the company suing iOS, Mac, and Android developers for patent infringement—has added several major mobile gaming companies to that patent lawsuit, including Angry Birds developer Rovio. Also knocked over by Lodsys’s latest legal slingshot: Electronic Arts (for The Sims 3 for iPhone), Atari (for Atari’s Greatest Hits for iPhone and iPad), Square Enix (for Big Hit Baseball for iPhone and iPad), and Take-Two Interactive (for 2K Sports NHL 2K11 for iPhone).

  • News: Deep Silver to Bring Catherine to PAL Territories

    Catherine is a strange and wonderful puzzle-adventure game that we rather liked in our recent review. Up until now, though, European players have been grinding their teeth in frustration at the fact that if they wanted to play Atlus' sexy thriller, they'd have to import a copy.

  • News: Monty Mole, Thing on a Spring and More Set to Return on iOS

    We reported a few days ago that legendary 80s and 90s publisher Gremlin Graphics was set to return via original company founder Ian Stewart's new label Urbanscan. Now, in conversation with Eurogamer, Stewart has revealed the titles likely to be revived on iOS devices.

  • News: Google's Calder Doodle Reacts to a Moving Laptop

    Google is commemorating the 113th birthday of sculptor Alexander Calder with a new, funky doodle that replaces the company logo with one of Calder's mobile sculptures. Like many previous Google doodles, there's also a hidden Easter egg feature, and you'll need an accelerometer-equipped laptop to find it.

  • How-Tos: How to convert videos for a phone or tablet, for free

    If you've got a library of downloaded videos and want to play them on your smartphone or tablet, you might find out they're the wrong file type. Some tablets and phones can only play specific file types, and only a few devices support high definition files. The easiest thing you can do to get these files playing is to transcode them to a different file type and resolution that matches your device. Our software of choice for this purpose is Handbrake -- it's a lightweight, powerful and very easy to use video transcoder that works on Mac OS X, all flavours of Windows and Linux.

  • Opinion: Instant Elevator Music Plays When Your PC Makes You Wait

    Whether you're copying, downloading, or opening them, big files mean long waits. Soothe your irritated nerves with Ben Stone's Instant Elevator Music. This small free/donationware program plays a pleasant tune in a loop while your PC sets about its work.

  • Opinion: App of the week: Google + for iPhone

    Every week at PC World, we are aiming to bring you a smartphone or tablet app of the week, based on the lovely recommendations by our senior editorial staff.

  • News: Microsoft Profit Reveals Strategy for the Future

    Microsoft unveiled its fourth quarter and fiscal year revenue numbers this week. Overall, the report is impressive and Microsoft's profit beat Wall Street expectations, but looking into the details behind the numbers reveals some writing on the wall that Microsoft should pay close attention to.

  • News: Apple Said In Early Talks to Acquire Hulu

    Apple has about $76.2 billion in cash and securities on hand, which puts it in a good position to make acquisitions with very little effect on its bottom line. That said, the Cupertino company may be about to make a move, and is in early talks to acquire Hulu, sources tell Bloomberg.

  • News: Heathrow to install facial recognition scanners

    The U.K.'s largest airport, Heathrow, will install facial recognition scanners by September for international and domestic passengers to prevent illegal immigration in the country.

  • News: Verizon posts revenue growth on mobile additions

    Verizon Communications on Friday reported revenue of US$27.5 billion for the second quarter of 2011, up 2.8 percent from the second quarter of 2010, largely driven by mobile subscriber additions.

  • News: Linux 3.0 a steady step forward

    Bucking standard conventions in software versioning, Linux Torvalds has designated the new release of the Linux operating system kernel, posted Friday, as version 3.0, even while maintaining that the release is only a routine update.



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