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The next installment of the infamous GTA series is being pushed as the “Largest and Most Ambitious” one yet.

Not much is known about the GTA V outside of the fact that it will once again be set in San Andreas–the same map from GTA: San Andreas. The main character has yet to be introduced, and little is known about his or her background.

The ever-popular online play will also make its return. Rockstar made a point to bring that hit back. Many gamers, including me, spent a great deal of their nights playing GTA Online, and look forward to doing it again.

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Gmail has released an app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The app, according to Google, is supposed to be fast and efficient–practical for on the go usages.

Google’s blog does a fantastic job of breaking down the newest features and explaining why such applications should inspire others to jump on board.

Apple’s new iPhone 4s has already run into a few bugs. A part of its iOS 5 has been recognized as the primary culpirt in the draining battery life that so many are complaining about.

Rumors seem to suggest that the issue derives from a location or “Setting Time Zone” application. The setting icon that shows whether it has been used in the past 24 hours, suggests that it is running repeatedly to access the phone’s location even when there is no need for it to be running. This is the bug.

The solution to the problem is probably very obvious. Set the “Set Time Zone” option to off. Once this is accomplished, the circuitry should stop running the application. This could be a problem if you plan on doing a lot of traveling. However, in most cases, it should be a practical solution to carry you before a fix is released by Apple.

Google has been actively building a strong portfolio for services that would allow for the easy transition of websites to go mobile. That is why they have registered the domains Howtogomo.com, Howtogomo.net, and Howtogomo.org.

Although these sites are not yet operational, it does indicate the growing industry of website mobilization, and Google’s willingness to through their weight into the field.

Google has already implemented a site like it with limited features–‘Google Mobile Optimizer’. They hope the GOMO sites will build upon those early successes.

Bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything"

The ever popular biography by Walter Isaacson on the Apple visionary, Steve Jobs, includes some negative statements about fellow computer entrepreneur, Microsoft founder, Bill Gates.

In the book, Steve Jobs is quoted as saying, “Bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything, which is why I think he’s more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology. He just shamelessly ripped off other people’s ideas.” That’s some pretty harsh criticism!

Bill Gates, however, has managed to maintain his class and indicated that the statements in the biography in no way affects him. He understands that the two were fierce competitors in their industry.

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Earlier reported on AllThingsD, according to Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, the Apple iPhone uses about half the network resources required by Android devices.

CEO Dan Hesse claims that the potential costs of high 3G and 4G usage accompanying the iPhone 4S will not pose as much of a problem as many thought it would.

There is a misperception that our launch of the iPhone will increase the load on Sprint’s 3G network and require us to spend more 3G capital...The reverse is true. iPhone users are expected to use significantly less 3G than the typical user of a dual-mode 3G, 4G device. Even adjusting for more total new customers being added to the network, we believe they will put less load on our 3G network than they would have if we did not carry the iPhone."
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Do you remember when the Motorola RAZR was the talk of the cell-phone era? A super-thin, super-slick device that was a new and ambitious vision for the future of the handheld device?

Well that vision will make its much-anticipated return with the Motorola Droid RAZR for Verizon. The $399 handheld will be made available for pre-order tomorrow, October 27th.

The Droid RAZR is about as exciting as its trailblazing flip phone predecessor. It will boast 4G LTE speed, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ Advanced display, and what has been their calling card–a unheard of 7.1 mm thin body.

Microsoft search engine “Bing” announced today that they have strengthened their partnership with Mozilla and expect to release a Mozilla Firefox browser with Bing as the primary search bar.

Mozilla has long been associated with Google, showcasing them as their primary search bar for quite some time. However, in a clear effort to avoid any unwanted and unwarranted criticism about the new Bing/Mozilla partnership, Mozilla stated that the recent effort by the two comapanies merely builds on an already strong relationship.

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In July, Netflix announced a price hike on their services that would be later implemented in September of the same year. Hyperflytech’s post , when the changes were officially being rolled out, spoke on the uncertainty in introducing such noticeable price hike. It appears that the earliest concerns that were being made about Netflix’s subscriber price modifications were, in fact, detrimental to the DVD-rental and Online Streaming Service.

Back in July, when Netflix seemed as if they were untouchable, they enjoyed shares of about $305 each. Now, after the unfair price hikes and discernible missteps, they have seen their stocks drop to an astonishing $77.37 a share–roughly a 75% drop.

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Amazon has begun shipping the biography of Steve Jobs to their customers a day before its release.

The release of Walter Isaacson’s much anticipated biography was set for today, October 24th. However, if users pre-ordered the book, they were able to get it a day in advance.

Pre-orders for the biography rose 4,180% after Mr. Jobs, Apple visionary and CEO, passed away. Kindle are now able to enjoy the early release the book thanks to the influence of Amazon.

Although the release of Steve Jobs Biography was set for October 24th by Amazon, it appears the book will also be made available on iTunes.