NEW: Google Wallet

It had been rumored for months, and now expectations have been met. Google has announced the availability of its Google Wallet Card, a physical card which will allow to make payments and will be associated with the Google Wallet from the users account.
Card, available in the United States, will allow to make payments at any store that accepts MasterCard debit cards. Interested in card users can request their own to receive it in the next few days.

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The card can also be also for payment of online purchases, and electronic teller machines also allow the U.S. users to make money with these cards.
It seems the initial problems of the card, which was rumored to take longer to arrive, they have been resolved, and if payment via NFC produced certain rejection in users the arrival of Google Wallet Card probably drives a service that we are still waiting to see in other countries.
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Disney Infinity

This is only the beginning of a franchise that collectors will go crazy.

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For a time it gave the sense that Disney would abandon the creation of video games that were not typical for children based on their films, when he began to dismiss people from Disney Interactive, closed Junction Point (the study of Warren Spector, who apparently did not get the sales targets and popularize the figure of Oswald rabbit) and especially after ordering the closure of the LucasArts video games division.

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The news coming from a possible game competition of Skylanders left no clear if he was a toast to the Sun, or a last attempt of the company in the interactive entertainment. But Disney does not stitch without thread and if something knows to handle the marketing. Now we have seen that what happened is that the company was focusing their efforts on a large interactive project.
Disney Infinity has a huge sales potential; Drag the child audience with stories of the characters, collectors and aficionados to Princesses and worlds with the figures used by the game, and players in general with the incentive of creativity. The Wall Street Journal has published that the company has invested 100 million dollars in the franchise (Disney has already said that it intends to launch an Infinity per year,) which shows how hard you opted for it.
It is an excellent premise that takes ideas seen in other games and the power even with all the strength of the Disney universe, although there are some seams that need a better shot to bring it to reality and is necessary to make tweaks to make it a totally rewarding experience.

NBA 2k14

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Today and unless still unusual NBA Live 14 says otherwise (which we see somewhat complicated), currently the King of the courts is NBA 2K 14. This title, whose review for desktop formats we showed you a few days ago, has just landed in formats iOS and Android, following the pattern of what has happened in the past two season.
And as you would expect one of the large hooks has to do with the presence of LeBron James, the best player in the world, Star more than appear on the cover of the title also plays an important role in the game. Yes, because one of the great incentives (and almost the only noteworthy novelty) presenting this edition is the game mode that stars: on the way to greatness.
This game mode is very similar to the enjoyed in desktop editions, even though it has been slightly cropped. For those who do not know, this mode is divided into two distinct parts and allows us to discover the (fictional of course) future Miami Heat star. One of the paths given assume that player will end his career in the Florida franchise, while the other way allows to leave the team to stop others… that we are not going to reveal you.
The fact is that this option is quite entertaining and engages him, but it is also fair to say that its duration is relatively scarce. We think that it could have given a little more of himself, but in the end…

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

The Star Wars universe has been the subject of multiple products that have touched almost all of the clubs: movies, literary works, merchandising, animated series and video games… And surprising is the amount of the latter that have appeared over the years in different formats.

Well, as one of the highlights in this area was the work of BioWare, the creators of the Mass Effect series. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was one of the jewels in the Crown of the first Xbox, which received all kinds of praise and, months later, was also versioning for PC. A decade later, Aspyr Media has recovered that production and has adapted it to iPad, which remains almost as delicious as the original edition.

Far from offering events that occurred in the vivid era by Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and company, the argument and the context in which passes this space Odyssey takes place several thousand years back in time.
The greatest enemy to the Galaxy and the Jedi Knights is the Sith armada, to which we must fight over many hours of gameplay along with other threats that arise along our journey. And it is one of the greatest virtues of this adventure is its duration, really extensive, offering us many primary and secondary missions, battles, dialogue and exploration at close range.
Those who know, even slightly, the work of BioWare, know what they face in this adventure. This prestigious study always prints a special seal to its productions in many aspects, including the pace of game and its development.

Icebreaker: Viking Voyage

It is not something new: the simple mechanical playable on touch devices are a guarantee of success. At least in theory. Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage, Nitrome in association with Rovio, is one of those cases of book. Even though their influences and ideas are more than evident and clear – it would not be wrong highlight that this Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage almost looks like a Viking and Norse version of the famous Cut the Rope-, works together, and offers the player a refreshing entertainment for very little.

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The mechanics of Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage is very similar to the other games from the App Store, where using our fingers to blade mode, we will look for the right time and the reaction of the ideal when it comes to solving the various puzzles that we go on the road. A significant fraction of the formula to submit the application, and that perhaps is getting to see him as something more than a simple clone of another clone, something usual in the genre, and as well you know, is the usual tonic in the digital mobile and Tablet app stores, is your presentation and history.
Yes, Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage ever is a novel or a film of animation – while taking into account the variation of Dreamworks, maybe-, but does have a history of outrageous, funny and graciosa. Or at least, a few lines of dialogue very inspired and humorous. Our mission will be to go rescued the Vikings members of our tribe of cold and huge icebergs, start using our fingers, and more later, making use of the most diverse objects and tools.
The approach, as you can imagine, is not easy. First levels will serve us to assimilate the most basic mechanical, as learning for the fewest number of possible cuts in each iceberg or floe of ice – game accounted for our pits, so it will be essential to make as few as we can – or discover typical effects butterfly to help rescue the Vikings at every level of how fast or efficient.

Nokia Prepares an 8-inch, Note 8.0 or Mini iPad Style Tablet

Once launched the first attack of Nokia on the Tablet market (we mean, how not, to his newly presented Lumia 2520), the Finnish company already plans a second challenge that would address the segment of compact devices. Evleaks has confirmed via his twitter account that a device with 8 inch Windows RT of the signature will come in the near future, yet to be determined. Give you the details.
We knew nothing until yesterday, Nokia intentions with respect to its 8-inch tablet. The source Evleaks, always ready to release information in the fastest way possible, we were surprised by late in the afternoon giving us even the name in the device, “Illusionist” key. It will be, obviously, a device with Windows RT and compete on the ground with other products from the likes of the mini iPad, LG G Pad 8.3, the Galaxy Note 8.0 or even the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

When Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note last year many were reactions but among them came an interesting reflection: this idea would work better on a tablet. In the Korean company have taken note of this and they have transferred the concept to a size where it makes more sense.
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Technically it has no competitor right now in questions of power, but with clear failures of the resolution of your screen, where those 150 dpi are not understood in a tablet where image is as important. Especially serious it is if we take into account that we are talking about a tablet priced in the WiFi model and 16 GB is high, with 529 euros.
Best worked is in regards to applications. Meets very well contributed by Samsung, although they miss more applications for the S-Pen: thanks installation default Photoshop Touch and the facelift Polaris Office has received exclusively for this tablet (remember that it is an OEM app). Note S is a very complete application for taking notes and MultiView is an interesting addition which squeezes the processor and the RAM of the tablet but having ahead increase the ecosystem, a weak point of Android.
In relationship quality price, just those seeking a tool based on Android to draw and take notes (with the extra applications worked by Samsung) will find justified the price of this model of Samsung, which we must not forget that it will face a series of tablets with Android in a range of more attractive prices, the new Windows 8 RT to come and even affordable iPad Apple 2.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has been granted to the test by Samsung.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

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Pirates! The dreaded cry that frightened the seas of the 18th century becomes the Assassin’s Creed series to a go-ahead for fun. Black Flag brings us to the birthplace of piracy, the Caribbean, and does so with a sensational format that collects the best of previous deliveries to become a dangerous Corsair. Whip the seas, explore Islands, get gold… only you send!
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The history of the Assassin’s Creed series is nonconformity. A saga that episode after episode has been reinventing and changing, not only in terms of their backdrops, but also doing it with force in terms of its dynamic playable, making doubt even the staunchest critics of the annual exploitation of the large brands. The truth is that Ubisoft has made this franchise its main championed during this generation in its own right, offering us one of the most iconic brands of this cycle of machines thanks to episodes like the Black Flag that concerns us.
After the American revolution that we live in the controversial, but great for our palate, Assassin complete Creed III, now back in time until the 18th century to experience the highlight of piracy. A highpoint of pillaging and death in the seas of the Caribbean where, as always in the IP, we only who we draw our way. The franchise greatly benefits from the change of scenery that represents this new historical context, and see the world how the universe of pirates you feel like ring finger to its playable formula. Obviously the title is far from being perfect, and some problems such as artificial intelligence and poor combat challenge remaining whole to consolidate one of the major proposals of recent times as something even more round, however, as it is, it remains an extraordinary and title of consumption must for fans of the action adventure.
Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag collects the best of previous deliveries and consolidates a phenomenal revoltionu in which the greatest beneficiary is the amateur. Still having many of the more traditional activities of the saga as the murders, exploration, the watchmen, parkour… However most of them are expanded in many directions which, without a period so rich in possibilities like the one that concerns us, we could not have lived. This title as well as it will have, as it has been traditional for the brand, many staunch defenders as staunch detractors. And it is that who like to make their judgments about fun and entertainment of a product based on your bugs or glitches will have reason to hate the new Assassin’s Creed However those who know abstracting from these incidents that, despite you who gets upset, be punctual and often non-negotiable in a sandbox, will have in their hands one gem more to enrich one of the genres more joys have given us in recent years: that of action and adventure.

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus

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The popular Samsung Series 9 already have relay. And not one, but two variants of a new Ultrabook that have many points of interest. It is the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus and Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite. Models adopt the 13.3 inch screen diagonal, and while the Plus model becomes the true flagship happening Samsung Series 9, Lite, less capable performance variant, however has good points in his favor. One of the curiosities of these Ultrabooks is the inclusion of a new feature called HomeSync Lite, which allows to use the hard disk of these devices as a mini server to mount a private cloud. With this service we can safeguard personal files, photos and videos from our portable devices to our PCs, and then access them from the phone remotely.

 

The idea reinforces the strategy of Samsung go providing software services trying to add value on their hardware solutions. Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus this model comes with latest batch in all components, and in addition to offer Intel Core i5 and core i7 family Haswell integrates the impressive display with a resolution of 3,200 x 1,800 pixels that will be one of the hallmarks of the new portable Samsung hybrid models. New Intel processors are accompanied by the GPUs Intel HD Graphics 4400, in addition to up to 8 GB of RAM and an SSD drive that can reach the 256 GB. In terms of expansion ports, we have two USB 3.0 micro mini HDMI, VGA, RJ45 (with a dongle), SD slot, headphone and microphone. The touch screen has a protective layer Gorilla Glass, although it slightly increases the weight up to the 1.39 kg. This probably also contributes to the battery, which, according to Samsung officials, has an autonomy of 12 hours that given the efficiency of the micros Haswell very well could achieve. Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite in this model the differences are clear. Thus, we have an APU quad – core (probably from AMD, yet is not specified) at 1.4 GHz and a screen with a much more conventional 1.366 x 768 resolution pixels, as well as a battery with 8.5 hours. In addition we have 4 GB of RAM, and as in the Plus model, we can reach up to 256 GB SSD drives. The available ports are USB 3.0, a USB 2.0, micro HDMI, mini VGA, RJ45, headphone, microphone, and 3 in 1 card reader.

 

In the case of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite can choose both the touch screen (which increases the weight 1.58 kg) as for the model with non-touch screen (1.44 kg). Availability and prices Samsung has indicated that both models will be available during the third quarter of the year, but it has not made more specific dates or not provided at the moment the price of these new Ultrabooks. As we have more information in this regard, we will update this information.

The New iOS 7.0.4

As they are experiencing pages such as MacRumors, web traffic with devices equipped with iOS installed 7.0.4 is growing much lately, what iOS 7.0.4 could be available soon.

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People who were using iOS 7.0.4 to access the site were located near Cupertino, which surely are Apple employees who would be testing the stability of this new version of iOS until it is posted.
Obviously we cannot expect large changes in iOS 7.0.4, since some will surely solve another bug still present in iOS 7.0.3 and already is. For great news we will have to wait for iOS 7.1.