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Cyanogen Inc hires high-ranking industry execs

Cyanogen, the company, is not your grandfather’s CyanogenMod, so to speak. The company is slowly growing beyond its “indie” roots to become an Android startup to really reckon with. And this batch of hirings, bearing names from some big industry players, shows just how much the company wants to be taken seriously.

Dave Herman is now the Vice-President of Products. Herman has held undisclosed key roles in Hulu, Amazon, and Microsoft and is said to have been responsible for a number of popular products. Former Director of Engineering at HTC, Tyler Carper joins Cyanogen, Inc. as the new VP of Engineering. Last but not the least is Vik Natarajan who was the former VP for Corporate Marketing in MediaTek, now holding Cyanogen’s top role for Global Partnerships and Distribution.

But what do these hires mean in practice. For one, it reflects Cyanogen Inc’s vision as a truly competitive company, with positions you’d only hear about in businesses. It might just be titles for some, but it does give it an air of credibility when striking up partnerships with OEM’s like OPPO and OnePlus. Secondly, it expands Cyanogen’s knowledge and expertise beyond its comfort zone. The company truly started off as a bunch of Android enthusiasts creating one of the most popular custom ROMs. Now they’re equipping themselves to deal with hardware, markets, and business from all over the world.

Fears of Cyanogen Inc turning evil when it went corporate have so far not materialized, though some might perhaps argue that it is still too early to say so. Cyanogen Inc has continued to work closely with the community side of CyanogenMod, carrying over changes and new features it implemented in OnePlus’ CyanogenMod 11S and even making available its new Theme Engine to AOSP and other ROMs. But even if Cyanogen Inc should fall from grace, the Android community can rest easy that others like Paranoid Android, OmniROM and many more will be ready to step up.

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Atari to bring RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile to Android this Winter

Atari is a name that many of you will be familiar with. The younger generation might not be very familiar with the company that pioneered the gaming industry so many years ago. In a recent press release that just hit our inbox Atari announced a few things that they will be doing to make a corporate comeback.

“Atari is more than a game publishing company; it’s an iconic brand that has established a passionate and timeless culture,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari, Inc. “Known across multiple generations around the world, Atari will continue to embrace all audiences. What the company has accomplished over the years is no small feat, but there is more to come. We’re looking forward to delivering on our new strategy and engaging with our audience in new ways across multiple channels as the next era of Atari unfolds. We are leading a rebuilding exercise in a highly volatile industry, so at the same time we are also aware of the challenges that lay ahead.”

Atari Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 mobileA few bullet points from the release shed light on plans for social casinos, real-money gambling and YouTube with exclusive video content. We are a bit more interested in their mobile endeavors though. The current Atari offerings in the Play Store are slim with a greatest hits title and a stand alone Centipedes: Origins and Circus Atari. A small mention near the end of the release is what caught our attention though. Later in the winter of this year, Atari will be bringing RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile to Android.

Unfortunately that means the iOS users have a big jump on the game as it has been available for a number of months already. Such is the way of mobile games though. I remember spending countless hours building parks and creating roller coasters from the ground up. Atari also mentions there will be a multiplayer PC version coming around the same time. So that should be cool, as long as they don’t make it some silly Facebook game.

Will RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile be on your wishlist until it is launched? I know I will be setting reminders to check back in the next few months.

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Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Technology Available In Japan This Year

What happens when your smartphone runs out of battery power? Normally you would have to leave it plugged into its wall charger which usually takes around 7 hours. What if there is a way to cut this time by as much as 75 percent? Getting a smartphone to fully charge will then only take around 2 to 3 hours.

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has developed a technology that does his which is called Quick Charge 2.0 and it’s going to be available for use in Japan this year. The company has partnered with NTT DOCOMO to test out Quick Charge 2.0′s rapid charging capabilities.

According to Alex Katouzian, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., “Japan has been ahead of the curve when it comes to the adoption of innovative technology. The commitment demonstrated from a leading technology carrier like DOCOMO is an important step towards a strong Quick Charge 2.0 ecosystem in Japan and beyond. We look forward to continuing the integration of Quick Charge 2.0 technology within the mobile industry to further enhance the consumer experience.”

Quick Charge 2.0 is an improvement over the Quick Charge 1.0 technology. The latter can only provide up to 10 watts of power while the former can provide a power of as high as 60 watts which effectively cuts the amount of time needed to charge a mobile device by as much as 75 percent.

Kazuaki Terunuma, Vice President and Managing Director of Communication Device Development Department at NTT DOCOMO, said that “With insatiable consumer usage of their devices, faster charging is more important than ever to bring enhanced convenience to the mobile experience. DOCOMO expects the promise of true fast charging can finally be realized with the introduction of Quick Charge 2.0 into commercial devices and a supporting ecosystem.”

Not all smartphone models will be able to support this new technology as certain requirements must first be met.  First, the device itself must be capable of supporting the Quick Charge 2.0 technology which can be through a standalone IC solution or through the PMIC power management integrated circuit of Snapdragon 800, 600, and 400 processors. Next, a compatible wall charger must also be used which contains specific circuitry to take advantage of this fast charging technology.

NTT DOCOMO will be providing its customers with new Quick Charge 2.0 wall chargers later this year which they can use with their compatible devices. Customers will still be able to use their old Quick Charge 1.0 charger on their devices however the time needed to fully charge the device will be longer.

After the introduction of this technology in Japan it is expected to be available to the rest of the world soon.

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AllCast Update Enables Google Play Music Casting To Any Supported Target (Root Required), Headphone Mode, And More


Since his departure from Cyanogen, Inc., Koush has been a pretty busy guy. Yesterday, he released AllCast Receiver to the Play Store, an app that essentially turns any Android device into a casting target, a la the now-extinct CheapCast. Today, he pushed an update to AllCast that brings a couple of new features, including Google Play Music streaming and the previously-teased headphone mode. Check out the latter in action:

This is essentially a jab at Roku’s remote, which includes a built-in headphone jack for private listening while watching content on the TV.

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Epson adds wireless printing support thanks to KitKat


A good portion of Epson printers now support Android 4.4 KitKat’s wireless printing feature. The company announced today that it would be supporting the latest version of Android’s native printing. With this, you can print from anywhere using a smartphone or tablet. It will work with many apps so you will not have to jump around just to print something.

Hit the break for download links and the full press release.

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Epson Supports Android KitKat Native Printing for Easy Mobile Printing Anywhere, Anytime

Over 60 Epson Printers Wirelessly Print from Android 4.4 Smartphones and Tablets

LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 15, 2014 – Committed to driving simple wireless printing anywhere, anytime, Epson America, Inc. today announced support for Android™ Printing, the native printing platform introduced in Android KitKat (version 4.4). With Android Printing, mobile users can effortlessly print documents, photos, web pages, and emails – without the need for a dedicated printing app. Over 60 new and legacy Epson Connect-enabled printers and all-in-ones now offer built-in printing support from manufacturers including Google®, HTC®, and Samsung®.

“We applaud Google’s introduction of Android Printing as a huge milestone that makes mobile printing easier for both users and app developers,” said Patrick Chen, product manager of mobile connectivity, Epson America, Inc. “That’s why Epson is proud to embrace Android Printing with support for both new and legacy printers as far back as 2008. Now with just a few taps, KitKat users can print to Epson printers from a number of pre-installed Google apps today with the promise of print support from a whole new generation of apps available on Google Play™.” 

Android Printing enables Android device users to print seamlessly without the need for a specific printing app. Users can discover available printers, change paper sizes and choose specific pages to print. Following a download of the free Epson Print Enabler and a fewsimple steps, users can easily print emails, photos, web content and important business documents to any compatible Epson printer model from Chrome™, Drive™, Gallery™, Gmail™, Photos™, and Quickoffice™ Apps as well as new apps available on Google Play™.

More about Android 4.4 and Epson Mobile Printing Solutions

Epson Connect™ mobile printing solutions makes it easier and more powerful than ever for users to print documents, photos, emails and web pages from anywhere in the world using an Epson Connect-enabled printer and a tablet, smartphone, or computer.1 In addition, Epson is a member of the Mopria Alliance, further underscoring its ongoing dedication to advancing mobile printing standards that allow users to easily and conveniently print regardless of brand, device or operating system.

To learn more about Android Printing and its impact on mobile productivity and convenience, visit the Connect Blog on the Epson Community. For more information regarding printing from your Android 4.4 devices and to access a full list of Epson printers and all-in-ones that support Android Printing, visit online.

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce and industry. Epson’s lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.

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Block Arcade – Matching-Theme Twitch Game, Video Trailer

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Price: free  App Store

Selosoft, Inc. today is proud to announce the release of Block Arcade 1.0, a new twitch game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. To accompany the announcement of Block Arcade is a promotional video trailer highlighting the premise of the game and showcasing some in-game footage.

Block Arcade is a twitch game that will take your mind for a spin. The game offers 12 stages of gameplay, each increasing in difficulty, with the last few stages offering a very challenging experience. The Rules are simple: Tap a small block when it matches the color of the large block. It may sound simple, but you will soon be sucked in to a world of spinning colors and you may possibly experience some mild frustration (in a good way).

Block Arcade 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The game can be upgraded to the Pro Version for $0.99 via an In-App Purchase. The Pro Version will allow the player to restart from a failed stage and will also remove advertisements.

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4K tablets on the horizon

Japan4KtabletWe’re at a point where we’re going to 4K all the things. We are seeing 4K televisions, laptops and with smartphone manufacturers also toying with the idea of making 2K and 4K smartphones it would only be a matter of time before we’d see tablets make the same leap. If Japan Display, Inc. is any indicator, tablets may be making that leap sooner rather than later. The company just announced a 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160. That’s a whopping 438 ppi for a tablet — something that hasn’t been done on a tablet yet. Currently the GalaxyPRO 8.4 holds the most pixels per inch with 359.


JDI is even using an RGB pixel matrix meaning that they aren’t using trickery techniques to achieve this resolution. The screen boasts a 1100:1 contrast ratio and allows for a 160-degree viewing angle. It also boasts a peak brightness of 400 nits. Power consumption and battery life are a concern but it looks like the company has that handled as well.

Of course, as of right now, there is no word on which companies are lining up to get their hands on these displays but we can guess that there will be many.

source: Japan Display, Inc.
via: PhoneArena

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Motorola Solutions signs licensing agreement with Microsoft


Motorola Solutions has today signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft. It is important to remember that Motorola Solutions is NOT Motorola Mobility, which is the company that has released the Moto X and Moto G. Motorola Solutions is essentially the half of Motorola that Google left behind when they bought the smartphone half of the company.

According to the agreement it seems that Microsoft and Motorola Solutions have set their eyes on the mobile market, including devices both Android and Chrome OS. Hit the break for more info and the press release.

This is not the first licensing agreement that Microsoft has signed. They’ve signed agreements in the past with companies like Samsung and HTC. In fact, these deals have brought in more than $2 billion a year in revenue for Microsoft.

We still don’t know the exact terms of the agreement, but more details should be released soon.

Microsoft and Motorola Solutions sign licensing agreement

Agreement with Motorola Solutions covers devices running Android and Chrome.

REDMOND, Wash. — April 21, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. announced on Monday a patent licensing agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. The license provides worldwide coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for Motorola Solutions’ devices running the Android™ platform and Chrome OS™ operating system.

“Microsoft and Motorola Solutions share a respect for intellectual property and a commitment to fair and reasonable patent licensing programs,” said Nick Psyhogeos, general manager, associate general counsel, IP licensing of the Innovation and Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft. “Microsoft prefers licensing to litigation, since licensing is a more effective way to share technology and accelerate the pace of innovation.”

“Our Motorola Solutions communications technology works best for everyone when it is backed with robust intellectual property and patents,” said Joe White, vice president of Enterprise Mobile Computing, Motorola Solutions. “We are pleased to have agreed upon a solution that allows our customers to purchase Android products from Motorola Solutions with confidence.”

Microsoft’s commitment to licensing IP

The patent agreement is another example of the important role intellectual property (IP) plays in ensuring a healthy and vibrant technology ecosystem. Since Microsoft launched its IP licensing program in December 2003, the company has entered into more than 1,100 licensing agreements and continues to develop programs that open Microsoft’s IP portfolio for customers, partners and competitors. The program was developed to provide access to Microsoft’s significant R&D investments and its growing, broad patent and IP portfolio. Microsoft’s specific patent licensing program for Android device-makers has resulted in signed license agreements with numerous companies, including Samsung, ZTE, LG, HTC, Acer and Barnes & Noble.

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[Interview] Koushik "Koush" Dutta On Leaving Cyanogen, Inc. And His Return To ClockworkMod

duttaKoushik Dutta, better known as “Koush” to the Android power user community, was one of the original Cyanogen, Inc. employees when the company incorporated last year. But he’s been giving Android users some great stuff for much longer than that: most people’s first exposure to his work comes from ClockworkMod, still one of the most widely-used custom recoveries available, not to mention various tools like ROM Manager, ClockworkMod Tether, and DeskSMS.

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[Interview] Cyanogen, Inc. Hires François ‘Supercurio’ Simond To Expand Audio And Screen Calibration In Android

new cm logoCyanogen, Inc. has been adding staff to its small but growing roster at a steady pace ever since the company had its big coming out party. And like its initial team, a lot of them have come from the Android modding and ROM community. Cyanogen’s latest hire might be familiar to some of you: François Simond, better known online as “Supercurio.” Mr. Simond was kind enough to let us break the news, and also pick his brain on topics like CyanogenMod audio and video calibration, and mobile computing in general.

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Phase4 Mobile Announces Release of SleepSounds HQ 1.0 for Faster Sleep

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Price: $1.99  App Store

Phase4 Mobile, Inc. today is pleased to announce immediate availability of its SleepSounds HQ app for iPhone and iPod touch devices. SleepSounds HQ addresses the growing worldwide problem with poor sleep, improving productivity, health, and quality of life.

SleepSounds HQ addresses this problem by providing more than 500 high-quality, environmental and white noise sounds to help people fall asleep fast. The catalog features long sounds recorded live around the world, providing unique quality, variation, and authenticity. Users can easily fine-tune a custom sleep library of sounds and mixes to achieve a better night’s sleep.

Sleep Sounds HQ features a modern iOS 7 interface with full-screen 720p images to match every sound. The user interface and rich graphics make sound selection and listening an easy and immersive experience.

SleepSounds HQ helps people:
* Fall asleep fast and get the rest they need
* Soothe babies and small children
* Block out noise in hotel rooms
* Remove distractions and increase productivity at work
* Relax during meditation and yoga

“SleepSounds HQ was designed to help people fall asleep fast,” says Patrick Thompson, Co-Founder of Phase4 Mobile.

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CyanogenMod 11 M5 pushing out to download servers

M5 builds of CM 11 are getting trickling out to servers over at CyanogenMod, Inc according to a blog post from the folks over at CyanogenMod. They give a little insight on why some Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 devices were left out (spoiler: one release won’t work well on every phone) but we’re told not to worry. Click through for the mini-changelog.



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CyanogenMod reveals new branding that represents openness, security and customization

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Well, folks, it looks like CyanogenMod, Inc. is starting to shape up to look like a real legit company. The company has already made big deals with phone manufacturers and successfully raised a good deal of money to help in their endeavors, and now they are making some changes to the way they present themselves.

Introducing the new CyanogenMOd branding. The logo sits above — clean, cool, calm, collected, and cyan. Oh, yes, lots of cyan. But the logo isn’t just a pretty collection of lines and pleasing colors. CyanogenMod designed it to be a symbol.

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We’ll start with the centerpiece, which is said to be the heart of the logo. It represents the user, and their ability to customize the experience to fit their needs. That is to say, the user is the most important aspect of everything CyanogenMod does, and there will always be a commitment to give you the flexibility to do what you want and need.

Tying into that flexiblity is openness, because nothing says customizable like being able to get your paws wet deep within the source code. CyanogenMod is always open source, so you can take a build, do what you’d like with it and build it for yourself. Of course, the company expects proper credit should you publicly distribute it for others to use, but they aren’t asking for much more than that.

Finally, the user should be able to do all of this with a platform that they can be sure is secure. No NSA backdoors, no snooping, no nothing — simply use it, and have peace of mind doing so. That’s the CyanogeMod way.

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What’s going to happen with Cid, the former mascot and logo? Well, he’s not going anywhere — he’ll be a staple of the vast community that surrounds CyanogenMod, and he’ll be along for the ride to see everyone through all the highs (and maybe some lows) in this exciting ride.

We like it. Nay, we love it, and everything that it stands for. Branding seems so simple from the outside looking in, but it’s these core values CyanogenMod were built on, and we’re glad to see that the company hasn’t lost sight of that even in their proudest moments. Be sure to read their take over at the CyanogenMod blog.

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Cyanogen Inc. unveils their new logos and branding

Back in September, the CyanogenMod team went commercial and became CyanogenMod, Inc. Since then, they’ve been busy working with the likes of Oppo on the their N1 smartphone but it has come time once again to evolve and as such, they’ve now unveiled their new brand identity, logos and highlighted their core values.



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reShoot 1.6 Pushes The iOS Video Editing Envelope

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Price: free  App Store

On the heels of the successful launch of the video editing app, reShoot, Wally World Media, Inc. proudly announces the release of version 1.6, greatly improving the user experience and performance of its flagship product. reShoot now allows users to get back to a video project from the sharing screen, undo the most recent cut made while editing and see screenshot previews in real-time during editing. iOS video enthusiasts can also rewind and fast forward through a project preview to quickly pinpoint spots that need editing or reShooting.

New Features in reShoot 1.6
* Undo last cut: Did you accidentally cut too much or too little of your video? Never fear, simply hit the undo button
* Preview while you’re editing: See exactly what shot you’re cutting while editing
* Fast Forward and Rewind in preview: Quickly navigate to any part of your video project in the preview screen
* Optimized navigation: Get back to editing your video even after you decide to share it, easily start new projects and see reminders when you have a pending project

reShoot has been featured in major tech publications such as The Next Web, Technology Tell and Inside Mobile Apps and has already been adopted by more than 15,000 users.

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Wikipad cuts $50 off its Android gaming tablet, drops to $199


Wikipad 7, a 7-inch Android gaming tablet, received a price discount of $50 in the U.S bringing the cost from $249 down to $199. The gaming tablet comes pre-installed with popular titles such as Shadowgun: Deadzone and Dead Trigger 2. Other territories will soon announce a similar discount later.

In addition, the company has also unveiled a new game control mapping tool that will boost your gaming experience. The tool will allow you to map the touchscreen game controls to the controller. The 7-inch Android 4.2 tablet can also be detached from the controller making it suitable for non-gaming purposes as well.

Read the full press release after the break.


$199 Price Point Provides Gamers the Ultimate Android Tablet Optimized for Games

Wikipad, Inc. ( today announced a new price for the Wikipad 7” gaming tablet. Now priced at $199, Wikipad 7” is the only tablet to possess both the unique combination of a console quality gaming experience with the functionality and portability of a high end tablet thanks to its award-winning and patented detachable dual-analog controller.

The Wikipad 7” also announced that touch games can now be mapped to a controller eliminating one of the limitations of mobile games in that games often have control schemes not suited for touch screen play. Aptly named Wikipad Controller Assistant, users can now transform ordinary touchscreen controls of virtually any Android game into extraordinary gaming experiences using Wikipad’s gamepad mapper and patented gamepad controller. Content is king and Wikipad 7” offers a complete ransom of software riches such as Madfinger Games’ Dead Trigger 2 and titles from amazing partners such as Google Play from Google Mobile Services, PlayStation®Mobile games from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., and TegraZone – NVIDIA’s free app that highlights the best games optimized for the Tegra processor.

When the gamepad controller is detached, Wikipad’s sleek design and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system provide gamers with power, speed and functionality necessary for surfing the web, watching the latest YouTube sensation, tweeting, checking Facebook status, Netflix and enjoying all the latest films, books, magazines and music. Fans can even use dongles such as Google Chromecast to stream content direct from Wikipad 7” to their TV.

Wikipad 7” comes standard with 16 GB memory and possess an additional micro SD slot to support a further 32 GB of storage together with micro USB, GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope. The tablets ultra-light, super thin chassis stands optimized for cloud gaming with a 12 core Nvidia GPU. With an aspect ratio of 16:10, a 2-mega-pixel front facing camera the Wikipad 7” gaming tablet offers true widescreen HD display and HDMI out.

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Plague Inc. Mutation 8 update coming next month

Update promises a plethora of new features and has something for everyone

Plague, Inc. has grown to over 25 million players, and a big reason why is the updates. By the time you have the current version mastered, the folks at Ndemic have a new update ready to go that not only enhances the gameplay, but brings along new content. Gamers just love new content. The “Mutation 8″ update will be no different, and brings plenty to the table.

  • “Mega-Brutal” difficulty – for players who thought Brutal was Casual! Experience Plague Inc.’s toughest challenge yet and try to infect a world with random medical checks, genetic drift and research tech improvements. Adapt or die…
  • Mega new Cheat Modes – 3 new cheat modes are added – the Shuffle Plague, Turbo Plague and Lucky Dip Plague which will all give you very different Plague Inc. experiences.
  • Mega evolved Cheat functionality – the thing that everyone has been waiting for! You can now use cheats on any plague type (and even combine different cheat modes)
  • Mega new Scenarios – 4 new scenarios give players brand new challenges from infecting the world with a 30,000 year old virus through to surviving in a world with hyper advanced healthcare

Ndemic says we’ll be seeing the update hit this April, which gives us just enough time to beat Brutal mode so we can prepare for Mega Brutal. Bring it!


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M.O.J.O. gets price cut and will start seeing OUYA content later this Spring

MOJO-OUYA-RotatorMad Catz and OUYA will be working together to bring OUYA content to the M.O.J.O. micro-console. With this content, the console itself will receive a price cut. It will now be priced at $199.99 in the U.S. with a similar price cut  heading to other major territories. All existing content will be available on the console later this spring, with more content on the way.  Darren Richardson, the President and CEO of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. had this to say about the deal:

“With more than 680 games and 33,000 developers signed up, OUYA features an impressive catalogue of content from AAA developers and independent publishers, all of which are designed to replicate the core gaming experience, taking advantage of the TV and controller.”

So if you’re in the market for a dedicated Android console but can’t decide between the M.O.J.O. or the OUYA this may make your decision a little easier. Hit the source link for the full presser.

Source: Mad Catz Pressor 



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Beetle Puzzle – 33 ways to stretch your mind and have fun

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Price: $0.99  App Store

Royal Tern Software, Inc. today is pleased to announce that Beetle Puzzle for iOS has become available worldwide, exclusively through the App Store in the Games Category. Beetle Puzzle is a simple puzzle game that you will enjoy very much. There are 33 puzzle pieces to solve. Each puzzle piece has some Beetles arranged on a board and some vacant slots. You remove a Beetle by moving another Beetle over it onto a vacant slot. Continue to play until you win or there are no more moves to play. For a win you are required to finish with one, two or three Beetles on the board.

The game starts with simple puzzle pieces and then challenges you more and more as you keep solving. Many of the puzzles look deceptively easy but you could spend lot of fun time in solving them due to many possibilities. Beautiful graphics and nice sounds add to your playing experience.

For every win a certain number of different Beetles are added to your personal Beetle collection gallery. Some puzzle pieces are more difficult compared to other pieces and award more Beetles for a winning play.

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BLU Products Introduces The 4.5-Inch Life Pure Mini

BLU Products, a company with headquarters in Florida, has just introduced the smaller sibling of its Life Pure model which is called the Life Pure Mini. As its name suggests it is a smaller version of the company’s flagship device making it more compact. It has a stylish design and comes with a premium build quality making this perfect for consumers looking for a piece of art.

Life Pure Mini

The Life Pure Mini is made from a single polycarbonate which is then individually handcrafted making it beautiful. Despite being only 8.5mm thin this device holds a massive 3,000mAh battery which is enough to provide 35 hours of usage on a single charge.

Technical Specifications

  • Network: 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps) 850/1900 or 850/2100, Single Micro-SIM card
  • Display: 4.5 inch HD 720 x 1280, with LED Backlit, IPS with OGS, Scratch Resistant Touch Panel
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6589T Quad-Core 1.5GHz Cortex-A7 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU
  • OS: Android v4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Camera: Rear – 8.0 megapixel, BSI Sensor, autofocus with LED Flash, Video Record 1080p @ 30fps Front – 2.0 megapixel
  • Connectivity: WiFi b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
  • Memory: 16GB internal memory, 1GB RAM, no expandable memory
  • Dimensions: 130 x 64.4 x 8.9mm, 149 grams
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3,000mAh

The 4.5-inch display with HD resolution is being supplied by JDI (Japan Display, Inc.) making colors appear lifelike while providing the best viewing angles.

The rear camera makes use of a second generation back-side illumination, anti-reflection coating, and a 5-element lens which produces excellent photo quality during any conditions.

The use of a 1.5GHz quad core processor combined with 1GB of RAM allows for a smooth operation. Multi-tasking between different apps will be generally fast while those who are into gaming will be pleased with its performance.

The new user interface of this model emphasizes ease of use and includes several features such as Smart Dial, Smart Answer, Alarm Pause, Gesture Answer, Picture Air Browse, and Video Smart Pause controls.

Those who love to listen to music will be pleased to know that the Life Pure Mini comes with advanced DTS surround audio technology which enhances the listening experience.

This device is available in Matte Black or Polished White and is priced at $249.00 unlocked. It is currently shipping out to various retailers and dealers across the U.S. and Latin America.

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myGolfstats + GPS 3.4.3 adds a myHandiap Card and goes Free in iTunes

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Price: free  App Store

Sports Data Systems, Inc. today is proud to announce the release of myGolfstats + GPS 3.4.3, an important update to their wildly popular sports app, developed exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch devices. The myGolfstats + GPS app upgrade helps golfers pinpoint areas of improvement for their games by using stats usually available to touring pros. It also provides a myHandicap Card on a separate screen.

The app accurately measures all distances via their iPhones. Tour pros and serious golfers alike rely on specific sets of data to find the areas of their game that need improvement. Whether it’s missing fairways, greens or getting up and down statistics provide the golfer insights of where their performance on the course is falling short.

Here’s where myGolfstats + GPS comes in:
myGolfstats + GPS provides detailed statistical analysis for the most crucial areas of your golf game all in one convenient place. But with this new update it’s packed with even more benefits.

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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the latest special edition Android mini collectible

Year of the Horse collectible

Limited quantities go on sale Jan. 28

According to the Chinese Zodiac, this is the year of the Horse, and it seems fitting that for the upcoming Lunar New Year there's a special edition Android mini collectible available. As it regularly does, Dead Zebra, Inc. is releasing a limited run of the special "Year of the Horse" collectible for enthusiasts to pick up and proudly display.

If you're one to want these kinds of things, you'll have your chance on January 28th at 11am EST, and again that same day at 11pm EST. You can only purchase a maximum of two, as is often the case, and it's a good idea to have your account made and details all filled out before the sale as to order as quickly as possible.

Source: Dead Zebra


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FtpMate 1.0.0 released for iOS – Full Featured FTP Client

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Rating: 5
Price: $0.99  App Store

Imagam, Inc. today is proud to announce the release of FtpMate 1.0.0, their fully featured FTP client for all iOS 7 Devices. FtpMate allows you to access files on remote server. Transfer files between iDevice and/or FTP servers, access and manage remote files, view/edit text files, view PDF and many other file format, play video and music.

* FtpMate also supports Dropbox

* Email – Send documents as email attachments directly using iPhones email accounts
* Popup Menu – Tap and hold on file to display context popup menu with file operations
* Properties -View and change folders and files permissions
* PDF Viewer – View PDF files
* File Operations – Move, Copy, Rename, Delete, and create New Folders
* ZIP/Extract – For local files; create archive files and unarchive many common archive formats: Zip, RAR, 7-zip, Tar, Gzip, and Bzip2
* Transfer Manager – Download, upload and transfer files directly between services without required to first download then upload files.

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How intuitive are you? Use this App and find out your Intuition Score

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Rating: not yet rated
Price: $0.99  App Store

Royal Tern Software, Inc. today is proud to announce that its latest App, Intuition Score for iOS has become available worldwide, exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle Category. The App helps you to learn how you can focus and relax your mind so that the subconscious mind starts working for you at your request. This App trains your abilities to get a hunch from your subconscious mind at your request so you can use its full potential to help improve your choices and success factors in life.

Have you ever been in a situation where you had a strong hunch that some event is going to happen, such as a person is about to visit or call you, perhaps about a stock behaving in a certain way or that a person is interested in you and it turned out to be true? Every person has probably found himself or herself getting such hunches more than once in their lives, have been astonished when the event came true and wondered – How did that happen? Actually these are only a few everyday examples of your sub-conscious mind at work and guiding you.

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Disney games go on a massive post-holiday sale

With the holidays practically over, shops and retailers are giving one last hoorah to holiday sales and promos. In that spirit, Google Play Store has just announced a huge discount on some of Disney‘s games both for the young and the young at heart.


Disney’s game collection on Android mostly revolve around the company’s iconic characters, like Mickey Mouse, Perry from Phineas and Ferb, or Mike and Sully from Monsters, Inc. Some are simply themed variations of well-known games and puzzles but not all of the games are for kids only. Some cater to older audiences, notably different versions of Temple Run that revolve around Disney films like Oz and Brave.


If any of these tickled your fancy or that of your young ones, now might just be the right time to get your hands full with some of them. Google has just announced a big 90% discount off some of the titles. However, one problem with such free or low-priced apps and games is that you might be required to make some in-app purchase later on in order to advance, which seems to be especially the case with this Disney collection.


Still, the $0.49 price tag might be quite tempting and might just be enough to keep some toddlers busy for a good number of hours. Google hasn’t mentioned how long the sale will last, but it isn’t hard to imagine that it might end in a few days or a week at most.

Download: Exclusive Disney Deals on Google Play Store
SOURCE: +Google Play Store

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CyanogenMod Reaches 10 Million Devices, Oppo N1 CM Edition Gets a Promo Video

Despite Google’s best efforts, some smartphone and tablet manufacturers are perfectly content to allow their devices to languish, never to receive the latest version of Android through any sort of official channel. That’s where Cyanogen, Inc. comes in: the newly incorporated company promises customized versions of Android that, in addition to providing the latest AOSP has to offer, are much more feature-rich than OEM firmware. Installation of CyanogenMod software requires a compatible device and foreknowledge of certain dev tools, of course, but it remains the most consumer-friendly third-party ROM available.

Apparently, the promise of Android updates is attractive to a vast number of smartphone and tablet users: more than 10 million devices are running the ROM. That’s according to a Google+ post by Steve Kondik, CTO of CyanogenMod. 

To clarify, 10 million is an estimate; only users who voluntarily report activity via CMStats, a built-in analytic service, are counted. Still, the number is impressive, and certainly an indication that the desire for aftermarket Android solutions is growing.

Perhaps in celebration of the milestone (and the additional $23 million in funding they just took in), Cyanogen took to YouTube to promote the Oppo N1, the first-ever CyanogenMod-certified smartphone. Launching December 24, it’s the fledgling company’s first attempt to translate its software success to the hardware business. As you can imagine, we’ll be keeping a keen eye on this first phone attempt, as well as any others that come through this ROM-turned-corporate entity.

 Via:  +Steve Kondik

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Disney offering several Android games for $0.49 this holiday season

Play Store DisneyAs part of the holidays, Disney has slashed prices off 12 Android titles bringing the price down to just $0.49 each. These are titles which on a regular day will cost you upwards of $2, so it’s quite a lot of savings. Disney is waiving off a total of $19 on all games combined, to get you in the holiday spirit. You can find the full list below:

  •     Disney Christmas Tree
  •     JellyCar 3
  •     Monsters University
  •     Monsters, Inc. Run
  •     Temple Run: Oz
  •     Toy Story: Smash It!
  •     Temple Run: Merida
  •     Where’s My Mickey?
  •     Where’s My Mickey? XL
  •     Where’s My Perry?
  •     Where’s My Water?
  •     Wreck-it Ralph

Disney is known for its holiday season themed titles and movies, so deals like these are much expected. The list includes classics like Where’s My Water as well as the recently launched Monsters University game which will surely strike a chord with kids and adults alike. Head over to the link below to download all or few of the apps for up to 75% off.

Source: Google Play Store

Via: Android Authority

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Disney puts 12 games on sale for $.49, grab them while you can

In case you haven’t realized it, Disney has a pretty big presence in the Google Play Store. If it’s not cute brain puzzlers like Where’s My Water and Where’s My Perry, it’s Disney-infused versions of games like Temple Run: Oz and Temple Run: Brave. No matter what your taste is, though, you can grab all of their paid titles on sale for a limited time.


They’re all $.49, which is a small price to pay for the hours of time-draining fun these games can provide. Here’s the full list of titles up for grabs at this irresistible price point (there are 12 in all):

These titles are normally $2-3, so you’re saving more than just a few pieces of copper if you decide to bite on any of them. It’s also worth noting that some of these titles are available in free flavoring, though you can expect ads for the privilege of not having to pay out of your pocket. Be sure to take a look at Disney’s full list of titles available in the Google Play Store.

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Disney locks down a Christmas deal, 12 apps on sale for $0.49

Disney Games and Apps on Sale for AndroidLooking to fill your phone or tablet full of Disney games to keep your kids entertained before the holiday festivities? I know I am. It looks like Disney pulled in some favors and has managed to get, for now, 12 games in the their Play Store portfolio on sale for $0.49. Last I checked, but I could be wrong, the lowest price you can list an app for is $0.99. So, what do you look to gain? Well, you could hit up their developer page and take a look at all their apps for yourself, or just check out the ones on sale in the list below.

There are also a number of other games that have always been free, but are offering in-app purchase sales.

Better get to business, I’m sure the little ones will appreciate it. I wonder if it’s only 12 apps to hint towards the 12 days of Christmas, or if its just a handy coincidence.


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MochiBits, Inc. Releases Word Gobble: a Deliciously Fun Word Game

Word Gobble - A deliciously fun word game Word Gobble – A deliciously fun word game
Rating: 5
Price: free  App Store

After a series of successful word association games, MochiBits, Inc. today releases its latest word game: Word Gobble – A deliciously fun word game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. A fast-paced, competitive, and strategic take of a classic word spelling game, Word Gobble gives word game fans something new to cheer about. With special missions and daily challenges, word game fans will appreciate the new and fun ways to enjoy a familiar game over and over.

Completing the missions will allow you to level up and gain a higher scoring bonus at the end of each game. Completing the daily challenge will get you more coins for every consecutive daily challenge you complete.

Word Gobble also connects to Facebook to allow you to play against friends and family in a weekly tournament. You can share lives to allow you to play more, or you can wait until your lives refill.

Word Gobble offers 4 types of power-ups to increase your score. Show, Freeze, Multiplier, and Gobble.

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