Tag: games

Classic retro gaming – Duke 3D free and ad-free for 2 days

Fancy spending a few hours playing a classic first-person shooter? Duke 3D is now available for free in the Market, and there’s no adverts either. It’s the ideal distraction from tense family festive meals or when you’re getting dragged around the shops. Just don’t start shouting “Got ya …

World of Goo finally comes to Android

I previously wrote about World of Goo when it was released on iOS earlier this year. It’s a fantastic puzzler in which you’re tasked with building structures out of cute little Goo balls with the goal being to help your Goos reach the exit pipe for each level. …

More Android apps than iOS apps now downloaded

Downloaded an app recently? Android now accounts for some 44% of all application downloads according to stats – that’s compared to 31% for Apple. ABI Research research now shows that Android is the leader in market share. Lim Shiyang, Research Associate, states.. Android’s open source strategy is the …

Cut the Rope sequel out now (updated)

Zeptolab will be releasing a sequel to the much loved Cut the Rope later today. The original has been raking in the cash on iOS for many months now and also found it’s way to Android back in June. The new game is dubbed Cut the Rope: Experiments …

New Android game released – Shakytower

Last night a new game was released on the Android Market it is called Shakytower. It has been in testing for the last couple of weeks now, you may have noticed we retweeted the request for beta testers. Below is how it is described in the Android Market …

LG to include Angry Birds in new Optimus handsets

LG are to stuff the um-az-in Angry Birds Rio into their new Optimus series of phones. Things kick off with the Canadian LG Optimus 2X with more handsets getting the game as they roll out in Q2. For the 14 people who’ve not downloaded it yet, head down …

Marketplace choice increases – 9000 apps available

The number of apps in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace continues to rise. WindowsPhoneAppList.com now reports that over 9000 applications are available – up from 8,200 a couple of weeks back. Nearly a quarter of those apps are games and, although it’s still a small number compared to …

Playandroid.com announce a “new era of Android game distribution”

Imagine the scene, you’re down the pub and all around you people are playing games on their iPhone. There you sit with your Android phone, playing Angry Birds and hoping that something equally cool appear in the Android Market so that you can compete with your friends. If …

New Valentine Box released for Cut the Rope

Fans of Chillingo’s iOS puzzler can rejoice as the plucky devs have today released a new set of levels for Cut the Rope. For those of you unfamiliar with this little Gem the aim, as you may have guessed, is to cut various ropes attached to a sweet …

Romantic Angry Birds

After the success of their Helloween and Christmas versions, Rovio are lining up a Valentine’s Day edition of their incredibly successful Angry Birds game. Scheduled for release on14th February, there is no word yet on what platforms will get the game, but hopefully most will, as the Christmas …

The future of apps – websites?

Coolsmartphone.com covers several different mobile operating systems - Windows Mobile, Android, iOS - which highlights the diversity currently in the mobile world.  However, all these different OS use different SDK's and programming languages, an...

HTC Peep – The bird is back

In the last few minutes it seems that HTC Peep is starting to burst back into life. The HTC Twitter client, which packed up on September 1st, got apparently fixed by Twitter. However, after another "we've fixed some login issues" message from Twitter ...

HTC Peep login issues fixed?

OK. I need your help with this one. According to Twitter the HTC Peep issues were their fault and they've now fixed them. Strangely I still can't login with Peep. HTC have now followed up with this Tweet which states.. “Twitter is on the case! T...

HTC Acknowledge Peep problems

Earlier the HTC Twitter client, HTC Peep, ground to a halt after Twitter turned off their standard authentication system. The new OAuth system was announced by Twitter in December and the actual "go" date was pushed back as clients were updated to use...

Paid-for apps. What’s stopping you?

During my tired web-stumbling last night I found this comic from The Oatmeal. It's basically making fun of the people who spend a fortune on gadgets and phones, only to freak out at the fairly tiny price of apps. This, I'll admit, is me. Why? Well, I'...

TrueCaller adds new features in v1.30

TrueCaller is an app for Windows Mobile and Android that'll do quite a few interesting things. It can display the name and address of an unknown caller when possible, although it appears that the UK isn't supported yet. The app will also update Twitte...

Independent again – we chat to Astraware

At Mobile World Congress we hooked up with Astraware. Way back in January 2008 Astraware was acquired by Handmark. They worked together to expand and work together on delivering mobile apps and games to customers across the world. However, just last m...

PocketGear buys Handango

Woah. PocketGear has just bought Handango. The purhcase makes PocketGear the largest Cross Platform, Open App Store and supports over 2000 mobile devices. Jud Bowman, President and CEO of PocketGearm stated..etGear "Our vision is to facilitate an op...

Google Buzz – Can it conquer the social scene ?

Pah. Who needs Facebook ? Well, this is what Google are hoping you'll think following the launch of Google Buzz. It's a way to share your photos, videos and updates and it's already integrated into some Gmail accounts. It's also available for your pho...