Rockstar releases the official gameplay trailer of Grand Theft Auto V

Rockstar has been teasing its upcoming game with lots of in-game screen shots. One of the trailersrevealed the main characters of the Grand Theft Auto V and we even saw a dozen of other screenshots to build up the hype for the game.

Now, Rockstar has finally released a trailer, which reveals in gameplay of the Grand Theft Auto V. In a teaser that runs for about 5 minutes, Rockstar shows the various locations of the gameplay that includes the urban environment and, of course, the beaches.

The video clip also shows the three main characters of the game and their backgrounds. The upcoming version of the popular Grand Theft Auto will allow you to invest in the stock markets and other real estate businesses.

The official gameplay trailer also reveals that Rockstar will be introducing the multiplayer feature in the Grand Theft Auto V. Check out the official gameplay video below:

Samsung Galaxy S3 Explodes, Catches Fire In Girl’s Pocket!


It was just another day at work for the 18 year old Swiss Fanny Schlatter, when all of a sudden she heard an explosion and could smell something funny. To her horror her cellphone, a Samsung Galaxy S3 had exploded in her pants and had caught fire. The flames were high enough to reach her shoulder, fortunately the young Swiss woman’s life was spared by her boss’s timely action who ripped her pants. Fanny survived the horrendous ordeal with second and third degree burns to her thigh.


She has taken a sick leave till mid-August to recuperate from the wounds and also filed a complaint against Samsung. Though rare such incidences are very scary as millions of us use smartphones, we keep them next to our bed when we are asleep, on the dashboard when we are driving and we even carry them on planes and trains. Usually the battery is blamed as the cause in such incidences but it will be interesting to see how the story develops further.

Top iOS apps go free ahead of App Store’s 5th anniversary


As noted by several iDB readers, a handful of high profile iOS games and apps have gone free ahead of what could be a major celebration in honor of the App Store’s fifth anniversary. Apple recently sent out timeline posters to major media outlets signaling the July 10 milestone.

Among the apps spotted thus far, believed to be a part of the promotion, are Chair’s widely popular swipe-to-fight action title Infinity Blade II and Native Instruments’ Traktor DJ for iPad—neither of which has ever been offered for free. You’ll find a full list of the deals after the fold…

Here’s the list of all of the free top apps spotted thus far:

  • Infinity Blade II
  • Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP
  • Where’s My Water?
  • Badland
  • Tiny Wings
  • Traktor DJ
  • Day One
  • Over
  • Barefoot World Atlas

Apple hasn’t made any official announcements yet regarding the offers, and none of the above apps give any kind of explanation on their App Store pages. But given that the App Store’s fifth anniversary is in just a couple of days, it seems quite possible that the two things are related.

The App Store first went live back on July 10, 2008. Prior to that, users who wanted to run third party apps on their iPhones were forced to either use web apps, or jailbreak their handsets. In fact, many believe jailbreaking played a significant role in the App Store’s introduction.

During the WWDC keynote last month, Tim Cook announced that there are now more than 900,000 apps in the App Store—375,000 of which are iPad specific—and that app developers have made over $7 billion. And in May, Apple celebrated the App Store’s 50 billionth download.

We’ll keep you updated as this story develops.

iOS 7 icons and other details leak ahead of Apple’s WWDC keynote!


Spoiler alert! For folks who don’t want to ruin the surprises Apple has in store for us tomorrow, I recommend you stop reading now. The folks over at 9to5Mac say they’ve just been given a sneak peek at an early beta of iOS 7, and have described it in detail.

Contrary to a report from earlier today, it sounds like most of what we’ve heard about the next version of iOS is spot on. The entire UI has been completely redesigned with flat icons and other elements, and a new, Helvetica Nueue Ultra Light-like font…

No, those aren’t the actual icons you see above. But they are photoshop creations, by Michael Steeber, that are based on descriptions which closely match what the site believes we’ll end up seeing tomorrow. They’re quite a bit different from previous leaks.

According to 9to5, the iTunes icon is purple-ish with white iSync-like arrows instead of a music note. The Camera icon is done in a gray gradient and the icon is the same shape as the Lock screen grabber. Also, the Maps icon location is in a different place.

Here’s more from the site:

“Perhaps most interesting: There are two color schemes for many of these apps – one black-ish and one white-ish. We’re not sure if they are A/B decoys, if white iPhones and Black iPhones will have their own color schemes or as someone else suggested, the different color schemes might be invoked by the amount of ambient light or the time of day. But it is super-interesting, especially since we’ve heard whispers that the whole UI might shift slightly based on external factors similar to the way the music volume icon switches based on how you hold the iPhone.”

The report goes on to say that when a user is in ‘Black mode,’ the keyboard is black with gray letters. And when it’s in ‘white mode,’ it has gray keys with white letters, similar to the stock Android keyboard. It’s going to be quite the departure from the current version.

And they just posted a full screenshot mockup:


There’s a couple of things of note here. For one, notice how the signal bars in the top lefthand corner have been replaced by tiny white dots. And checkout the dock. The standard transparent, shelf-like graphic has been replaced by a simple straight white line.

Of course, there’s always the chance that the iOS 7 Apple shows off tomorrow could look nothing like this. But given 9to5Mac’s excellent track record in Apple intel, and the slew of matching reports we’ve seen over the months, we wouldn’t bet our money on it.

Stay Tuned for our LIVE coverage of Apple’s WWDC 2013 Today: Liveblog

Apple iPad 5: 33 percent lighter, on track for September release!

DigiTimes, the-sometimes-reliable Taiwanese trade publication, on Monday ran a report which quotes sources with Taiwan’s supply chain who claim that a fifth revision to Apple’s full-size 9.7-inch iPad will be 25-33 percent lighter than its previous generation.

The fifth-generation iPad is believed to be entering trial production next month, meaning the device should be on track for a rumored September launch. Initial output is pegged at up to three million units until Apple and its manufacturing partners reach yield levels necessary to ramp up production…

DigiTimes reports:

The display of the new iPad, which will hit market shelves as early as September, will still be a 2,048 x 1,536 Retina display, the same as the one used in the 4th-generation model, except that the new display is built on a glass substrate of 0.2mm, thinner than the 0.25mm one for the 4th-generation device, the sources said, adding the new table will has a narrow bezel.

The iPad 5 should be a third lighter than its predecessor thanks to a single backlighting bar, as opposed to two LED bars used in the iPad 4. It’s also expected to incorporate the GF2 touch panel technology that combines a layer of glass with two layers of ITO film, as opposed to G/G bonding used in the iPad 3 and 4.

The report asserts LG Display, Samsung Display and Sharp are supplying screens for the iPad 5.

Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology will undertake SMT for the LED light bars, while Radiant Opto-Electronics and Coretronic are thought to make the backlight. Additionally, Apple’s partner TPK Holding is reportedly responsible for touch panel bonding.

The DigiTimes story actually matches up with KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who also expects the next full-size iPad by Fall. Kuo, who is arguably the most reliable Apple analyst, told clients to expect a “significantly lighter and slimmer” than previous versions.

Recent checks and leaks indicate the iPad 5 will adopt the iPad mini’s design, meaning anarrower screen border. As you know, Apple with the iPad mini introduction in October 2012 introduced the iOS multi-touch enhancements that solve the user experience problems stemming from the skinnier side bezels.