Monthly Archives: October 2011

Google Keyboard Updated To v3.0 Personalized Suggestions And Debug Menu Tweaks

Mar 19th AT 11:56 PM

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Google’s official Android keyboard has just been updated in the Play Store without a new changelog, and you know what that means. Yes, time to go hunting. Although, the keyboard makes you painfully aware of at least one new feature when you first try to type something.

What’s New
That popup you see above is opened after the update when you tap the notice about personalization Google has helpfully tucked into the suggestion bar. It reads, “Personalization is on. Touch for info.” The Google Keyboard now pulls from all the data Google has on your typing to improve suggestions. You can shut it off if you don’t want it doing that, though. Here are the relevant strings in the APK.
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Qualcomm – Snapdragon Processors Will Power New Android Wear Products

Mar 19th AT 4:48 PM


Earlier today Google announced Android Wear, an extension of the Android operating system for smartwatches and other wearable devices. We’re excited to share that we’ve been working behind the scenes with Google, and our OEM customers, to enable the development of a number of Android Wear-based devices that will be powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors.

Qualcomm Technologies also has decades of experience designing for mobile devices that need great performance and connectivity, but also long battery life. Our highly integrated Snapdragon processors are designed from the ground up for the optimal balance of high performance and low power, ensuring that devices based on Snapdragon processors can deliver outstanding performance and user experiences while lasting longer between charges.

And we were a pioneer in wearables. Qualcomm’s Toq smartwatch, released last year, highlights the experience that the wearable category can provide. We are just at the beginning of showing how wearable devices can improves people’s lives.


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Motorola Announces ‘Moto 360,’ its first Android Wear Device

Mar 18th AT 5:16 PM


Truly modern timepiece first, smartwatch second

Building on the announcement by Google of its new wearable device platform, Android Wear, Motorola has announced its first device with the software: Moto 360. Just as we expected based on statements back at MWC, the focus here is primarily on the design, materials and experience of the watch as a piece of jewelry more than just as a technologically “smart” device.

Motorola is using high-quality metals, leather and precision manufacturing to make Moto 360 in a way that it “begs to be worn,” according to the promotional videos. And based on what we can see so far, it looks downright beautiful to us already. Motorola takes a small dig at other smartwatches that are all square or rectangular, explaining that when it went to design Moto 360, it had to go round.

Of course at the core of things it is running Android Wear, with all of the same functions we’re seeing shown off from Google and others — “Ok Google” voice control, Google Now card-style information and messaging functions are all here.

Motorola isn’t spilling too much information right now, naturally, but says that Moto 360 will come “in a variety of styles” around the world — starting in the U.S. — in the Summer. Based on what we see now those styles consist of metal watch faces with leather or metal bands, with a few different colors available.

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Trailer for Angry Birds Epic, Their Upcoming Turn-based Game

Mar 18th AT 2:19 AM



Angry Birds Epic is a turn-based title featuring the birds that are always angry. However many people have questions about how this gameplay will be and unless you’re in the soft launch locations, you won’t get to play the game until its global release.

Rovio decided to release a new trailer for Angry Birds Epic that shows off some of the gameplay we can expect from this new turn-based RPG style of game. From what we see it is as guessed it would be, a pretty standard format turn-based combat game. You can check out the trailer below.


Google Play Services 4.3 Update – APIs for Game Gifts, Analytics, Drive, and More

Mar 18th AT 1:58 AM



An update to Google Play Services is now being released to devices worldwide. This release will be more of interest to developers than end users, but there is actually quite a lot here. In addition to some updates to Play Games services and the Drive API, Google has brought Analytics, Tag Manger, and a new Address API into the fold as well.
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Godzilla – Smash3 Coming to Android This May

Mar 17th AT 7:19 PM


The new Godzilla movie hits movie theaters this May and Godzilla – Smash 3 will be rampaging on to Android and iOS right along side it. The first mobile Godzilla game, Smash3 will be shown off this week at GDC in San Francisco. According to the developers it’s a mix of “rampage-style and puzzle” with some pretty nice looking graphics, too.


Godzilla has starred in his fair share of video games over the years, ranging from fighters to side-scrollers, but his first game since 2007 is something else entirely: a mobile match three puzzle game coming to iOS and Android devices.

Revealed today, Godzilla Smash3 looks to be a simple match three puzzle game where matching certain blocks prompts Godzilla to take out his frustration on helpless buildings or military personnel. The game will coincide with the launch of the new American Godzilla film reboot, in theaters May 16th, which will have Godzilla destroying San Francisco. If nothing else, the game’s trailer gives eager moviegoers a good preview of what the newly redesigned King of the Monsters will look like in action before the film.

LAZA KNITEZ An Android Ouya exclusive

Mar 17th AT 2:41 AM

A new game strictly released on the Ouya called LAZA KNITEZ!! which won the 2012 Nordic Game Conference Indie Sensation Award. This game is a local multiplayer title where players will choose their warrior and set off against other players in futuristic fantasy themed combat for dominance.

There are a total of four warriors to choose from and once you pick your warrior of choice, you will mount up and gallop around space trying to stab and shoot each other in rounds of cosmic deathmatch with jousting fights. The player that racks up the most kills will be deemed the winner of the round.

While this game is limited to local multiplayer only, which somewhat limits the playability of this title, if you do have some friends to play this with it could be quite fun. When this launches on Ouya on March 12th, 2014, it will be available for free. Until then you can check the game out in action in the trailer above.


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Back From Afar Upcoming Game

Mar 17th AT 2:31 AM

Back From Afar is a Finnish indie mobile game which will be published on April 2014 by EXPA – IGDA Finland Jyväskylä Hub (

Their development team consists of 8 guys and gals who have no previous experience of game development from idea to release.

The main character in Back From Afar is an anonymous kid who is being bullied at school for wearing an astronaut’s helmet and playing with a toy rocket. When the other kids are trying to steal the rocket, the kid escapes to another dimension. By traveling through space, the kid gathers courage to face the conflict. The actual playing is done by flying with point-click movements, with an option to use turbo thrusters. Finish the level fast enough, collect all of the orbs or find a collectible for achievement medals!

Nintendo Android Emulator iNES

Nov 11th AT 8:26 PM

iNES emulates classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Famicom video games. It runs NES, Famicom, DiskSystem, and VS System games on your Android phone or tablet. Save your Nintendo game at any point, share your game progress with friends, then let them continue where you have left off, or play with them over the Net. With the built-in Cheatopedia, you can cheat at dozens of Nintendo games by adding health points, increasing levels, or even becoming invincible. iNES supports Xperia gaming buttons, generic gamepads (like Nyko Playpad), MOGA gamepads, iCade joysticks, and Sixaxis controllers. More features:

* Specifically optimized for Android devices, using assembly language and hardware acceleration to run NES games as fast as possible.
* Supports full screen landscape and portrait modes, with many visual effect options.
* The built-in Cheatopedia offers cheat codes for dozens of popular NES games.
* Save gameplay at any point and go back to that point once your character gets killed.
* Share your current position in a game with other users via State Exchange feature.
* Play with other users over local network or Internet via NetPlay feature.
* Play with your hardware keyboard, gamepad, touch screen, or accelerometer.
* Xperia Play special buttons, Nyko, MOGA, iCade, and Sixaxis gamepads supported.
* Record soundtrack to MIDI files.

iNES package itself does not contain any games. You should place your own game files onto the SD card before running iNES.

Please, do not run any software you do not own with iNES. The author cannot and will not tell you where to find free NES games.

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