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Save 50% On All Armor Series iPhone Cases [Deals]

Are you looking for a new case for your iPhone 4/4s or iPhone 5? Otterbox is offering 50% off all its Armor series iPhone cases. The Armor Series cases are waterproof and promise to allow zero entry of dust or debris. The cases can also withstand 2 tons of crushing force, according to Otterbox.com.

iPhone 4/4S Armor Series Case

The Armor Series cases are crafted from a high strength-reinforced plastic, and feature an interior silicone bed plus a built-in screen protector to defend against smudges and scratches. The Armor Series cases for the iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5 are now only $50.

Crooz Releases Free to Play Racing Game for iOS Devices

ACR Drift is a new free-to-play racing game from developer Crooz Inc.. Players can earn money to buy and customize over 50 world famous cars such as the Bugatti Veyron , Pagani Zonda Cinque, Bentley Continental GT and more. The game also features a wide selection of courses around the world, detailed graphics and reflection mapping technology that displays the cityscape and landscape on each car body.

ACR

The controls in ACR Drift are very, very simple. You just swipe left or right to drift or change lanes, and swipe up to use a nitro boost. The only real difficult part is timing your swipes to drift at the correct moment. The most annoying part of the game is that the load times between races can actually be longer than the races themselves. I only gave the game a quick spin so it is unclear if it eventually requires in-app purchases to continue play like other freemium titles.

Imagination Technologies Unveils 192 Core GPU, Possibly Destined for Next Generation iPhones and iPads

This week, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Imagination Technologies unveiled its new PowerVR GX6650, a 192-core GPU (graphics processing unit), which the company considers its "shining star" of PowerVR graphics processors. Since Imagination supplies the graphics processors for Apple's custom A-series chips, this new GPU could very well be included in the next generation iPhone (iPhone 6) and iPad.

Imagination Technology's PowerVR GX6650 GPU

The PowerVR GX6650 GPU boasts six unified shading clusters (architecture devoted to the production of appropriate levels of light and color within an image) and 192 cores, which allow it to process 12 pixels per clock cycle. According to Imagination,

How to Fix the iOS 7 SSL Security Flaw Without Installing Evasi0n7 1.0.6

Jailbreakers were met with a conundrum after Apple released a major update to fix a security flaw in iOS 7. The update patched a vulnerability that according to Apple, could allow an "attacker with a privileged network position" to "capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS." Luckily the evad3rs released evasi0n7 1.0.6 so users with jailbroken devices could upgrade to iOS 7.0.6 and patch the bug. However as most jailbreakers already know, performing the entire jailbreak process all over again can be a major hassle. This is why developer Ryan Petrich's new tweak called SSLPatch is a godsend.

SSLPatch"

The free tweak allows users to protect their jailbroken device from the SSL security flaw without the need to upgrade to iOS 7.0.6. All you have to do is install SSLPatch from the BigBoss repo on Cydia and the job is done.

WhatsApp to Add Voice Calls Later This Year

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum announced today that the messaging app will add voice call support in Q2 of this year. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress currently being held in Barcelona, Spain.

WhatsApp Voice Calls

Koum said the new service will first be available on iOS and Android before landing on some BlackBerry and Nokia devices later in the year. The CEO also added that WhatsApps currently has 465 million monthly active users, and that 15 million of those users joined after Facebook bought the app for $19 billion last week.

New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Astro Golf, NASCAR Manager and More...

Here's this week's recap of all the latest and noteworthy iOS games, apps and jailbreak tweaks released to the Apple App Store and Cydia (02/16/14 to 02/22/14). Apple's Free App of the Week is the side-scrolling endless runner Mini Ninjas. The game will be free on the App Store until 02/27/14

Astro Golf: Taking Mini Golf to New Heights: $1.99 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 5.1 or later) Rated 4+

Astro Golf

Astro Golf follows Orbit, the Robot and with his friend, Tess, as they attempt to golf their way out of an abandoned cargo ship. The game features fifty holes of futuristic mini golf with Sci-Fi themed traps, 3D art and a continuing storyline.

iOS App of the Week: NASCAR Manager

In celebration of NASCAR 2014 ETX Racing has released NASCAR Manager for iOS, Android and Amazon devices. The free-to-play racing game is an officially licensed NASCAR title that challenges fans to maintain their vehicle, team and tactics on the road to the Sprint Cup Championship.

NASCAR Manager

NASCAR Manager is a strategy game that allows players to unlock sponsorships from real life manufacturers such as Chevrolet, Toyota and Ford, and it offers the ability to customize your own vehicle so you can get an edge on the competition. The game features two game modes (Career and Season mode) and the ability to participate in Speedweek Challenges. The game also includes HD graphics, an easy to navigate interface, and official drivers, tracks and cars.

Is Apple the New Microsoft?: Barclays Downgrades Apple

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock took a slight dip Thursday morning following news that the tech giant had been downgraded by investment firm Barclays from "Overweight" to "Equalweight." This basically means stop buying, because there isn't enough room left to expect the kind of spectacular growth that Apple has experienced in recent years.

AAPL downgraded by Barclays

According to AppleInsider, Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes wrote in a note to investors: "Frankly, we just couldn't quite bring ourselves to use smart watches or TVs as reasons to raise numbers — nor were we fully convinced that these products could move the needle

T-Mobile Offers $250 to BlackBerry Users Who Upgrade Their Device

T-Mobile CEO John Legere recently created a social media storm after his company sent out emails urging BlackBerry users to switch to the iPhone 5s. The backlash caused BB CEO John Chen to pen a blog post condemning Legere for not speaking to him before launching a "clearly inappropriate and ill-conceived marketing promotion." How did T-Mobile respond? By offering BlackBerry users $250 if they trade-in their current device for a new model:

T-Mobile BlackBerry

"Starting this Friday, we’re offering $200 credit toward a new device when you trade in your current BlackBerry and upgrade to one of the latest, greatest devices. Purchase any device we offer at T-Mobile. It’s that simple. Bring in your old, working BlackBerry and we’ll give you $200 toward a new BlackBerry or any of our other state-of-the-art smartphones.i In addition, for those existing T-Mobile BlackBerry customers trading-in and choosing a new BlackBerry Q10 or Z10, we’re offering an ADDITIONAL $50 off the purchase price of that new BlackBerry. These offers will be available for a limited time.

All iPhone Models $50 Off at Best Buy

Starting Sunday, February 16, through Saturday, February 22, Best Buy will be discounting all iPhone models by $50. This means Best Buy shoppers will be able to nab an iPhone 5 for free, an iPhone 5c for $50 or the iPhone 5s for only $150, when they sign up for a new two-year agreement. The sale also includes all three major carriers AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon Wireless.

Best Buy iPhone Sale

Customers can also receive a $50 gift card if they they reserve an iPhone at a Best Buy retail location, Best Buy Mobile specialty store or at BestBuy.com before February 15th.