Rovio really does make its games a worthwhile investment.Â Angry Birds SeasonsÂ is almost two and a half years old now, and it has just received yet another 36 new levels â€” plus a new power-up â€” on Android and iOS. That’s not bad for a 99Â¢ game now, is it.
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Abra-Ca-Bacon! It’s aÂ beautiful spring night, and the bad piggies have learned some magic tricks — and the first one [Read More...]
Handheld games consoles like the Nintendo 3DS and the Sony PlayStation Vita have long been suffering at the hands of smartphones and tablets. But the latest data from IDC and App Annie should give handheld game developers â€” including Nintendo â€” something to really think about.
While consumer spending on Android and iOS continued to rise during the first quarter of 2013, it fell considerably on handhelds.
Spending on Android and iOS [Read More...]
What happens when Google folds GTalk, Voice, Hangouts and Google+ Messenger into one mega-app, then releases it for Android, iOS and the web, all at one go? The new Google Hangouts: Google’s universal messenging apps.
Think of Hangouts as Google’s answer to iMessage, but supercharged, and you’ve got a good idea. A atandalone app, Google Hangouts allows yout to have an on-going conversation with a circle of Google+ contacts and friends, [Read More...]
Google Maps is already one of the best mapping services on the planet, but Google isn’t content to rest on its laurels. At the Google I/O keynote this morning Google announced that it will launch a new version of Google Maps for iOS and Android later this year.
The new Google Maps will come with a simplified UI, as well as new features like real-time traffic, dynamic re-routing, reviews from Zagat and there will even [Read More...]
We’ve heard before that piracy is just killing Android developers. It’s such a wide scale problem that some devs are finding little incentive, between piracy and fragmentation, to actually release their games on Android.
Sadly, the problem doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Another developer has just released details on the massive problem they are having on Android with app piracy. How bad is it? Piracy on Android outnumbers [Read More...]
EA has confirmed that it is developing a mobile version of its Frostbite game engine called Frostbite Go for Android and iOS.Â The engine will empower “EA game developers with Frostbite’s proven excellent workflows and features to bring true Frostbite experiences to all major mobile platforms,” EA says on its website.
Frostbite is used to power some of EA’s best console titles, includingÂ BattlefieldÂ andÂ Need for Speed,Â so the prospect of seeing it on mobile is [Read More...]
Nearly three in every four smartphones sold during the first quarter of 2013 were running Android, according to the latest statistics from the analysts at Gartner. Google’s operating system grabbed a whopping 74% of the market share during the three-month period, while Apple’s iOS came in second with 18.2%.
Companies choosing to build Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Symbian powered devices might want to look away now.
Having said that, BlackBerry will [Read More...]
On iOS, Cydia is the premier way to load unsigned apps onto your jailbroken iPhone or iPad… but since Android supports side-loading, it has no place on Google’s operating system, right?
Wrong, apparently. Today, the devs behind Cydia and Mobile Substrate have announced that Cydia is coming to Android. But it won’t be quite what you think.
So, what does that actually mean? Well, Cydia Substrate is a platform [Read More...]
At its BlackBerry Live event in Orlando, Florida, BlackBerry just announced that its popular BlackBerry Messenger service is going cross-platform. This summer, BBM will finally be available on Android and iOS â€” and it will be completely free.
BBM will Android smartphones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above, and iOS devices running iOS 6. Initially, it will offer messaging only, with support for group chat. But later on, BlackBerry [Read More...]
I have a confession to make: I own a BlackBerry Z10, and I love it. I think its BlackBerry 10 operating system is terrific â€” it’ll be even better when it gets more apps â€” and I haven’t been this excited about a new platform since I got my first iPhone. Seriously.
I certainly don’t want to see BlackBerry sinking anytime soon, then.
But I can’t help but wonder whether BlackBerry might [Read More...]