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Angry Birds Space flies past 100 million downloads, HD version coming to consoles

by: Bams SadewoJune 7, 2012


It seems only 77 days ago Angry Birds Space was released by Rovio. Wait, it was 77 days (or so) ago. In that short period of time, gamers have been scooping up copies of the intergalactic tales of the temperamental birds like crazy. Now Rovio has gleefully announced on its Twitter account that the game has passed 100 million downloads.

Now that the 100 million download marks have been broken, we dare not wonder how high those birds can soar – because not even space is the limit.

And if playing on your mobile devices isn’t enough, it has been reported that Angry Birds will be making its way to more gaming consoles. Rovio reportedly will be working [...]

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Pocket-Lint: TomTom Android app to come “soon”, could it be too late?

by: AdrianJune 7, 2012

Greatly popular automotive navigation systems manufacturer TomTom has had an iOS-special nav app available in Apple’s App Store for almost three years. Unfortunately, the app didn’t make its way to Android devices as well, even though we’ve had numerous promises from TomTom over the last couple of years or so.

Another promise has just been made by the Dutch-based company’s officials in an exclusive talk with the guys at Pocket-lint. According to TomTom co-founder Peter-Frans Pauwels, an exclusive Android app will be launching “fairly soon”.

“Summer season is important for us” said TomTom’s co-founder, adding that he can “confirm the app is real” and that “iOS [...]

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Best paid Android apps of 2012

by: Alvin YbañezJune 7, 2012

There is a plethora of apps from the Google Play Store. Many of them can be downloaded free of charge, but you’ll have to withstand the pesky ads or the limited range of services. (Check out post about the best free Android apps of 2012.)

On the other hand, premium apps can be downloaded for a price, but you get to enjoy the full capabilities of the app. You also won’t have to worry about ads popping in the background.

In this app list, we have compiled some of the best paid apps for Android for 2012. The following apps may be used for productivity, leisure, entertainment, health, customizing your device, and for Android development. Take note that [...]

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Photo Studio: Editing your photos as if they were done by a pro in a studio

by: Carl ParkerJune 7, 2012

Newer phones often mean better specs, and one of the things that people certainly look forward to are the cameras that phones are equipped with. Some phones are equipped with cameras that beat actual digital cameras, so more and more shutterbugs have started leaving their clunky tools at home and just indulging their shutter-happy finger with their Android devices. The best camera, after all, is the one with us.

Sometimes, when all the right things fall into place, we get the perfect shot and you can proudly show it off to the world without even editing it. And then there are times when things just don’t work in your favor. There’s nothing more frustrating [...]

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Google’s busy like a bee – updates pushed for Chrome for Android, Shopper, and Maps. Chrome still beta

by: Ankit BanerjeeJune 7, 2012


There are over half a million apps available on the Google Play Store, spanning every category possible. Just like with anything else software-related, Android apps have their share of bugs and glitches, and some performance improvements are required over time.

Google tends to listen to consumer requirements and requests, and has been quite constant with their updates, frequently pushing bug fixes and occasionally introducing new features. Today, Google released a slew of minor updates for some of its major apps: Google Maps, Shopper, and Chrome for Android.

The updates include:

Google Maps

Allows you to see reviews from experts and [...]
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HBO Go available now for Kindle Fire, snubs other Android tablets

by: Arnold ZafraJune 7, 2012

For quite some time now, the HBO GO service has been available for the Android platform. Unfortunately, the app has not supported any Android tablet so far, even if the app was updated to run on ICS. The status quo changes somehow today, as one particular tablet is now supported by HBO Go – Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

Available starting today from the Amazon Appstore, HBO GO lets you instantly access more than 1,400 titles, including every episodes of every season of the the best HBO shows. The service is available for free, but you have to be a HBO subscriber of any of HBO’s partner TV providers.

With your Kindle Fire, you will be able to view hit [...]

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Google Maps 3D official, Google Maps offline for Android coming soon

by: Chris SmithJune 7, 2012

Google held a special Google Maps event today to reveal “the next dimension of maps”, and just as expected, it unveiled an advanced Google Maps 3D layer that’s going to be available in different markets, but also Google Maps offline, a feature many Android users have been asking for.

Google Maps offline coming soon

Google confirmed today what we already suspected, that the Google Maps offline feature, currently available to Android device users in Labs only, is going to get a lot better at some point in the near future. Android users will no longer require an active Internet connection to get around town, as they’ll be able to [...]

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Best free Android apps of 2012

by: Ken EastJune 7, 2012

Do you have the best Android apps on your phone right now? If you think you don’t, then it’s time that you download them to your Android device.

If you’re not too keen on shelling out cash for the best paid Android apps of 2012, why not try going for the best of the free ones.  We have listed some of 2012’s best free Android apps on the Google Play Store.

Some free apps are not worth the trouble.  In fact, many people equate freebies with low-quality, dispensability, and feature impairment.  But, not the apps on this list.  They have been downloaded, installed, and used by countless Android users all over the world–and have [...]

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Samsung Cloud Gaming announced for LED Smart TVs, could Android support be next?

by: Chris SmithJune 6, 2012

Hardcore gamers are most likely aware that this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, takes place in Las Vegas this week, therefore we’re being bombarded with gaming-related news from left and right. In fact, Samsung decided it’s time to become a “major force in the video game industry” and released a press release to announce its Samsung Cloud Gaming project developed in partnership with Gaikai.

Before you ask, Samsung Cloud Gaming will be available only to 2012 Samsung LED 7000 series Smart TV owners, although I wouldn’t be surprised to see the South Korean company adapt it for other devices and even Android use at some point in the [...]

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Gameloft previews a new amazing game, Asphalt 7: Heat

by: Arnold ZafraJune 6, 2012

Among the many mobile game developers, Gameloft is among the most consistent in coming up with games one after another. And mind you, most if not all of those games are not run-of-the-mill but well designed and good looking games. And so it seems that Gameloft is on a roll again preparing a game for Android, namely Asphalt 7.

For those into adrenalin-pumping racing games, I’m pretty sure you’ve played one or two games in the Asphalt series. Asphalt 6 for Android was a big hit and we’re pretty sure, its follow-up entitled Asphalt 7: Heat will surely be a runaway hit as well. Asphalt 7 will take you into the racing circuits in Shanghai, Hawaii, London, [...]

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