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HAPPY FALLOUT 4 DAY! Prepare with the Pip-Boy app for iOS and Android

November 10, 2015 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

  It's here, it's here! The reviews are flooding in and it's a big thumbs up for Fallout 4.   The companion Pip-Boy app follows the formula of lots of games that connect the game with an app that allows the checking of in-game stats, as well as maps, inventory management and more.   The app is designed in the typical Pip-Boy style, which mimics the black and green displays of old.     Within the app there's also some mobile games to play, including Red Menace, a Donkey Kong-inspired game, and the Missile Command-a-like Atomic Command.   The app is free - see you in a few hundred hours when you've finished exploring the Wasteland.   Via pcgamer

SwiftKey 6 update introduces double-word prediction to the popular keyboard

October 26, 2015 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

  The SwiftKey swipe-type is a Marmite add-on - some people swear by it, others just can't get on with it.   The new SwiftKey 6 for Android has hit the Google Play score in beta and now tries to up productivity with double-word text prediction. This considers what you've written before and now goes for the double.   It's not been too long since SwiftKey debuted on iOS after being an Android staple for years. The iOS port hasn't quite hit the point of productivity it has a reputation for on Android, with sluggish response speeds and sometimes not showing up on time, with a few seconds' delay in some apps.   Hopefully when this update hits iOS it will bring with it a more reliable build.   Elsewhere on SwiftKey 6 there is an improved

Kemko Humble Mobile Bundle: Pay what you want for hundreds of hours of JRPG Android action

October 23, 2015 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

  As JRPG (Japanese role-playing games) fans know, the value for money on any one game is huge. Hundreds of hours can be ploughed into the labyrinthine storylines and number-based fights.   The latest Humble Mobile bundle from Humble Bundle gathers together some of developer Kemko’s best and puts them out at a pay what you want price, so if you get them and it turns out they’re not your thing, no great loss. The games on offer in the basic bundle available for $1 and up are Symphony of the Origin, Eclipse of Illusion and Eve of the Genesis.   For those who pay more than the average, three more games are available – Silver Nornir, Fortuna Magus and Legend of Ixtona – with more to be unlocked soon at no extra cost.   Check out the dea

Awesome at Android games? Prove it to the world with YouTube Gaming streaming app

October 16, 2015 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

Google's acquisition of the Twitch game video streaming site has expanded to mobile with the YouTube Gaming Android app, which allows your fancy fingerwork to be broadcast live to the world. As well as streaming options, the app can also just record your session instead, so you can choose whether to upload it later if you've had a particularly good run. The app is available now and will run on devices with Android 5.0 and above. Via liliputing

Codeweavers develop a Windows emulator for Android tablets

October 15, 2015 by Tom in Android, Android News, App News with No Comments.

Is there a piece of Windows software you’re itching to use but want to keep your Android tablet and don’t want to buy a second slate? Codeweavers are here to help!   The dev team has created an emulator that’ll mimic Windows on an Android tablet, opening up a whole new world of apps. As of now it won’t work on every Android tablet, however. The tablet needs to run on an x86 Intel Atom processor with at least 2GB of RAM.   The emulator will launch first on tablets and then extend to phones over time.   Via tablet-news  

FTLab Geiger counter for smartphones: for when you feel the glow

October 7, 2015 by Tom in Accessories, App News, Thanko with No Comments.

  You know the situation – you’re about to set off to the beach but there’s that niggling feeling, something’s not quite right… is it… excessive radiation?   Now, the answer will always be no, but thanks to the FTLabs Smart Geiger you can at least check using your smartphone. Maybe you just want to get in the mood for Fallout 4, but either way this is a pretty cool device.   Developed by Korea’s FTLabs and distributed in Japan by our old favourites Thanko, this plug-in dongle is apparently the real deal and works with an app on the phone to give readings for Gamma Rays and X-Rays.   The unit weighs 6g and costs just ¥4,980 (~$42). [gallery link="file"] Via akihabaranews

See the future with updated View-Master VR headset from the past

October 7, 2015 by Tom in Accessories, App News, Hardware News with No Comments.

New from Mattel is a 21st century reboot of the classic View-Master toy. This time around rather than showing a static image, the VR View-Master houses a smartphone and puts the viewer into a virtual world. The headset is compatible with Google Cardboard apps, too, so rather than plump for the DIY kit, the $30 View-Master is a stylish way to dip into VR and it's launching with a View-Master app for Android and iOS. The app offers free previews of locations and complete "experience packs" cost $15. Compatible phones include Apple iPhone 5, 6, 6 Plus; Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, S6 and Note 4, HTC One, Nexus 6, Moto X and LG G3 and G4 phones. [gallery link="file"] Via liliputing

Jetpack Joyride gets a Back to the Future theme for the momentous month of October

October 5, 2015 by Tom in Android, App News with No Comments.

Welcome to the future! We've made it, guys. It's October 2015: we've caught up with Marty and Doc in Back to the Future II. To celebrate, the addictive old chestnut mobile game Jetpack Joyride has had a Hill Valley overhaul and features classic objects from the Back to the Future movies. Mobile games are so easy to pick up, play for weeks and then put down and forget forever, so it's always nice to be reminded of an old favourite through the likes of this kind of update. The theme is free but to unlock everything there are some in-app purchases available. Via androidcommunity

Meizu confirms Flyme 5.0 OS will be out 23rd September

September 16, 2015 by Tom in Android News, Meizu with No Comments.

Meizu has got a big product launch on 23rd September - expected to be the Meizu 5 Pro. Along with its new product the company will also release into the wild its new version of its OS, Flyme 5.0. Screenshots of Flyme 5.0 have been around for a while but up until now there was no word on when it would be out. It's not been too long since the MX4 models launched so whether 5.0 will be available to users of those devices is yet to be seen. [gallery link="file"] Via gizchina and androidheadlines

Asus Zenwatch 2 Android Wear smartwatch price announced

September 5, 2015 by Tom in Android, Asus with No Comments.

Taiwan's Asus has announced the price of its upcoming Asus Zenwatch 2 Android Wear smartwatch, which will be available in two versions - 1.6-inch and 1.45-inch display options. Both sizes will run on a Snapdragon 400 processor and carry 512MB of RAM and 4GB storage. The displays are AMOLED to keep battery use down and while Asus says it can last two days in 'ambient mode', that's not likely to be its state as we all know how hard it is not to jab at a gadget in front of us. Stock models will be available in Rose Gold, Slver and Gunmetal but custom options are also available through Asus. Both models will be out in October and will cost $170 for 1.45-inch model, while the 1.6-inch will be $190. Via gizchina

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