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Looking for something fun to play? Go Back to Bed

Looking for something fun to play? Go Back to Bed

If you’re like me, you’re having a pretty lazy Sunday right about now. Are you looking for something to do, as you flick mindlessly between the cable channels? Look no more. We’re big fans of beautiful games, and Back to Bed, from Bedtime Digital Games is one such game. Reminding us firmly of Monument Valley, Back to Bed is a 3D puzzle game set in an isometric dream world, where the aim of the game is simply to guide Bob, the player’s character, back to bed. It’s not as simple as it might sound, though; you control Bob’s subconscious (aptly[Read More...]

by 12:05 PM on August 31, 2014 3 comments Apps, Google Play, News
Nokia HERE Maps comes to Android – exclusive to Samsung devices

Nokia HERE Maps comes to Android – exclusive to Samsung devices

Nokia’s devices section has been sold to Microsoft, meaning we won’t be seeing a new Nokia branded phone for a while. Their software section however remains in Finnish hands and one of the best parts of the software division is Nokia HERE Maps. HERE Maps is right up there with Google Maps as one of the better mapping products available, and it’s coming to Android – albeit as a Samsung exclusive. The app will be available for Samsung Galaxy phones as soon as Samsung’s latest smartwatch, the Gear S – a Tizen powered self-contained 3G enabled smartwatch – is launched.[Read More...]

by 10:53 AM on August 30, 2014 1 comment Apps
Humble Sega Mobile Bundle adds three more titles to their bundle

Humble Sega Mobile Bundle adds three more titles to their bundle

This morning Sega and the folks over at the Humble Bundle have added three more titles to their Humble Sega Mobile Bundle, adding two more games and a Live Wallpaper to the already great range of titles. The original launch saw Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, ChuChu Rocket! and Virtua Tennis Challenge given for whatever price you deemed fit, or you could pay more than the average price, which at this stage stands at US$3.88 and you also get Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II and Crazy Taxi. From today, if you pay above[Read More...]

by 12:42 PM on August 28, 2014 0 comments Apps
Google News & Weather gets an update to Version 2.0 with new look and features

Google News & Weather gets an update to Version 2.0 with new look and features

It’s the forgotten app on Android, after appearing in Android 2.0 the Google News and Weather app, along with its associated widget hasn’t received any love since then, but with a major design updates to Android since its release and another on the way, Google must have realised that it’s time. The update is available now in Google Play, or should appear as an update if you’ve had it installed all this time. The update includes a new Google Now card style design update, as well as tablet support and a new resizeable homescreen widget. The complete list of new[Read More...]

by 3:03 AM on August 27, 2014 10 comments Apps
Amazon buys out Twitch for $1Billion – Not Google

Amazon buys out Twitch for $1Billion – Not Google

UPDATE: It appears that the purchase has actually gone through, with Engadget reporting that Amazon has purchased Twitch for $970M in cash. After earlier this year reporting in May this year that Google was looking at purchasing the gaming network service Twitch for $1Billion (US), the Wall Street Journal is now stating that it is Amazon that is looking to buy out Twitch for the same amount. The report which surfaced overnight is stating that Amazon will acquire Twitch.tv for over $1billion (US) and has surprised many given that the deal with Google was reported closed back in June. The deal[Read More...]

by 6:26 AM on August 26, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Good Deal: Get a 12 Month subscription to Last Pass for free

Good Deal: Get a 12 Month subscription to Last Pass for free

When the OpenSSL vulnerability hit earlier this year, many people took the opportunity to begin using a password manager. But, $12 a year put some people off when it came to using LastPass. Now, there’s no excuse with AppSumo offering a 12 month subscription to LastPass for free. So, what is LastPass? It’s a cross-platform password manager which is offers syncing of your credentials to Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, Blackberry and even Windows Phone. Essentially anything with an internet connection, and with AES 256-bit encryption it’s secure as well. Still unsure? Check out this video: To get the deal,[Read More...]

by 5:49 PM on August 25, 2014 3 comments Apps, Deal
Boost Juice app now allows you to order your juice fix at your local store

Boost Juice app now allows you to order your juice fix at your local store

To date, the Boost Juice app has been a somewhat less than feature packed app. With a few basic features like store locator, menu and Boost Juice Vibe Member functions, it’s apparently learned a new trick with the latest update. Members can now order their favourite juice from their local or favourite store, then pay for their order using 10 Boost Vibe Points, Vibe cash, Credit Card or eGift Card. We are not sure what Vibe Cash is, however this sounds like a pre-loading of money onto your Vibe card to make purchases. Similar to what Starbucks Coffee’s offer on[Read More...]

by 9:44 AM on August 25, 2014 5 comments Apps
Chrome Remote Desktop to receive Screen Record functions

Chrome Remote Desktop to receive Screen Record functions

Chrome Remote Desktop is set to receive another update which will extend its usefulness – the ability to record your screen for future playback. Chrome advocate François Beaufort has advised ‘that the chromium team is adding Record button to the Chrome Remote Desktop App’. This useful feature will be highly useful for people looking to record “how to” guides. Any budding developers looking to build their own Chromoting App, are encouraged to check out the Google Code Review for instructions. What would you like to see to add a killer feature to Chromoting?

by 2:39 PM on August 24, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Services, News
Swing Copters is here – the weekend starts early

Swing Copters is here – the weekend starts early

The follow-up game from Flappy Bird Creator, Dong Nguyen, – Swing Copters – is now live and available to download from Google Play. The Game, which was shown off the other day, is a more vertical version of Flappy Bird. You still have to tap the screen to power your figure through obstacles, which this time are gates loaded with swinging hammers, but this time it’s steering left and right rather than flapping. What’s changed is that Swing Copters is Hard. Reaaaally Hard. It’s probably a bit too hard for me, unlike Flappy Bird, which gave you a sense of[Read More...]

by 1:25 PM on August 21, 2014 1 comment Apps
Facebook rolling out its own in-app browser for links to some users

Facebook rolling out its own in-app browser for links to some users

Facebook is rolling out a new addition to its ever increasing new features and its latest feature is rolling out to some users accounts. The new feature, an in-app browser, is reported to to speed up reading and sharing of links found within the social network. Facebook’s own in-app browser will load the web page of a link you clicked within the Facebook app, rather than requiring you to open your smartphone’s browser such as Chrome or Firefox that you have installed. This in theory means less time having to load an additional app to just share back to Facebook[Read More...]

by 10:34 AM on August 21, 2014 8 comments Apps, News
Humble Sega Mobile Bundle launches with 6 Sega games for Android

Humble Sega Mobile Bundle launches with 6 Sega games for Android

The Humble Mobile Bundle is back – sort of. The Humble Sega Mobile Bundle has now taken its place offering six games from the former console gaming powerhouse. The Humble Sega Mobile Bundle works as previous Humble Bundles – pay what you want for three titles, which this time around include Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, ChuChu Rocket! and Virtua Tennis Challenge, or pay more than the average price, which at this stage stands at US$3.73 and you also get Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II and Crazy Taxi. There’s also the promise of[Read More...]

by 7:35 AM on August 21, 2014 0 comments Apps, Sale
Use Android Wear and your phone camera as a remote viewer with LookBehind

Use Android Wear and your phone camera as a remote viewer with LookBehind

We’re seeing more and more uses for Android Wear every day. Having a secondary screen on your wrist, connected to your phone is quite handy for notifications and getting information, but it is afterall a full colour LCD or AMOLED screen, so why not activate your camera and stream video to it? LookBehind turns your Android Wear watch into the viewfinder for your camera. You load the app – and turn the camera on your phone on – from your watch. The screen on your phone remains off to conserve power, but your camera is active, you can Zoom in[Read More...]

by 5:47 PM on August 19, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Apps
Flappy Bird creator shows off his next game ‘Swing Copters’

Flappy Bird creator shows off his next game ‘Swing Copters’

Flappy Bird is undoubtedly one of the biggest viral game successes this year, it was a little too successful for creator Dong Nguyen who removed it from Google Play and the App Store. But Dong has brought it back in the form of a slightly upgraded game: Flappy Birds ‘Family’ — albeit as an Amazon App Store exclusive — but it’s not the only thing Dong has been working on, with the developer showing off his new game Swing Copters to gaming site Touch Arcade. The game is essentially Flappy Bird gone vertical, with the addition of swinging pendulums. The[Read More...]

by 11:03 AM on August 19, 2014 2 comments Apps