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March 18, 2015 • Music Diary, Reviews

iRig 2 Mobile Guitar Interface is a Worthy Successor to a True Classic!

It has been nearly five years since Travis reviewed the original iRig and two since I reviewed the iRig HD. Now IK Multimedia is back with iRig 2, the low-cost sequel to the best-selling classic iRig. And while this doesn’t knock iRig HD off the sonic perch, it brings in Android compatibility and a number …

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March 15, 2015 • Gear Bits, News

Firechat – “Off-The-Grid” Public Chat Without Using Internet/Coverage

If privacy is not a big issue for you, try out this app specially for use without internet connection or mobile phone coverage. Open Garden’s proprietary mobile app provide public/peer-to-peer communication where users connect to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or Apple’s Multipeer Connectivity Framework.

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March 13, 2015 • News

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: ‘Dino and Jack – The Lost Bones’ Available Now

All dogs just want a bone, right? Well in this case, they might be so in love with one that they’d go through hoops and hurdles for it. In Dino and Jack – The Lost Bones, you play as jack, a hungry pup who has to overcome obstacles.

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March 12, 2015 • News

Facebook Owned WhatsApp Celebrates One Billion Android Installs

That makes two Facebook apps in Google Play hitting a billion! Jan Koum of Evernote tweeted yesterday: WhatsApp crossed 1B Android downloads. btw our android team is four people + Brian. very small team, very big impact. pic.twitter.com/sW4F9SlKKv — jan koum (@jankoum) March 11, 2015

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March 12, 2015 • News

Redesigned Evernote for Android Features Material-Like Layout

Evernote has updated their Android version of their note-taking app; the new version features a major overhaul, including a material design courtesy of Android lollipop. The material design provides app guidance and has a visual design that is clean and intuitive. Tactile elements like shadows and depth make the interface more user-friendly while still giving …

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March 5, 2015 • Gaming, News

House of Cards Release Rockets ‘Monument Valley’ to #2 Paid App!

Are you a fan of the Netflix original series “House of Cards”? Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are riveting are Frank and Claire in the popular series now in its 3rd season. In this season we see the video game-loving President play Monument Valley to decompress. And in turn, viewers turned to the app store …

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March 4, 2015 • Events, Gaming, News

NVIDIA announces Nvidia Shield set-top box entertainment system

The NVIDIA Shield tablet is a solid gaming-centric device that has racked up some solid PC-port games since release. Now NVIDIA has returned at GDC with the announcement of a ‘set top gaming box’ that will be the world’s first 4K Android TV consumer product when it’s released, and also be loaded with great gaming …

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March 3, 2015 • Gaming, News

Land Air Sea Warfare Coming to Android from Indie Developer Isotope 244!

I loved Machines at War 3 for both Mac and iPad from Isotope 244, an indie developer known for making classic real-time strategy games for desktop and mobile. That game followed Land Air Sea Warfare, which was the sequel to Machines at War. LASW released for computers and iPad in 2010, and is now coming …

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February 25, 2015 • Reviews

Toshiba Canvio Aerocast WiFi Hard Drive Review: Back It Up and Stream It!

I use my Chromecast nearly every day to watch YouTube videos and more. The one thing that has not been as easy as I would like has been watching my own videos. That has now changed with Toshiba’s new Canvio Aerocast wireless hard drive, which has very good Chromecast support. Now you can watch almost any …

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February 13, 2015 • Gaming, News

Timelines: Assault On America Mobile is a Classic RTS for Tablets!

Real Time Strategy games continue to be popular on the PC, but they are about to open up to a whole new fan base with the upcoming alternate reality game Timelines: Assault On America Mobile. Timelines is launching on February 17th on iOS and Android, more than a year after it released on Mac & …

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February 5, 2015 • Editorials, Gaming, News

Games Get First Real Super Bowl Feature, Was it Worth the Money?

Surprisingly based on overlapping demographics, video games have not featured widely in Super Bowl commercials in years past – maybe because the big franchises launch in late summer through the fall, maybe they were unwilling to spend the big money on the ad space, or something? But this year three ‘freemium’ mobile games spent big …

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January 31, 2015 • Gaming, News

Duke Nukem 3D: Hail to the King Collection Coming to Android This Spring

I loved Duke Nukem 3D from the moment it was released for the PC in MS-DOS, which was 19 years ago this week. Since then I have played it on Mac, Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, the Nintendo GBA version, and most recently the Playstation Vita. VoidPoint has acquired the rights and is publishing a …

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January 31, 2015 • Editorials

Calling Off the Outlook Mobile App Challenge!

Yesterday we invited everyone to join us on the Outlook Mobile App Challenge, which seemed like a fun way to put this new ‘universal inbox’ app to the test. Since then some significant security concerns have been identified that makes this an app that we cannot recommend using right now. As a result, we’re stopping …

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January 30, 2015 • News

Take the Outlook Mobile App Challenge!

Yesterday I wrote about the new Outlook app for iOS/Android, calling it a truly universal inbox that aggregates emails from all of the popular webmail services – Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo!, Hotmail, and Outlook – into a single unified Inbox. I am settled in my dual Mail/Mailbox routine, so Wayne challenged me to try Microsoft Outlook …

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January 29, 2015 • Gaming, News

Puzzle in Motion ‘Satellina’ Arrives on Android!

Last week I reviewed ‘Satellina’, the puzzle in motion game I called a rare ‘simple to learn but constantly challenging’ experience that is well worth the $1.99 cost. This week as promised Moon Kid has released the game for Android on the Google Play store, and has also unleashed a free download from the game’s …

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January 27, 2015 • News

Swyp Smart Wallet Wants to Be the One Card to Rule Them All

If you use the Internet even sparingly, you’re bound to know that smart wallets are the next big change in the way that we make purchases. Swyp is the latest product that wants to combine all of your credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, and loyalty cards into one credit card-sized package. Swyp is now …

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January 27, 2015 • News

Super Bowl XLIX Apps and Gear for the Big Game!

Don’t let “Deflategate” take the wind out of your Super Bowl XLIX (49) fun! Fans can get great experiences from various media, apps and more to celebrate the National Football League’s deciding game. Take a look at more “super” options and ways to get authentic gear.

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January 25, 2015 • Events, Music Diary, News

IK Announces iRig UA, First Guitar Processor for All Android Devices

I have already noted that IK Multimedia hinted at their full-on onslaught of Android music-making at NAMM, and they are delivering. They announced one of the key items this week – iRig UA, allowing users of nearly any Android device to plug in their guitar and make awesome music using a compatible app. Time for …

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January 21, 2015 • Gaming, News

HonorBound Brings Pokémon-Style Card Games to Dark Fantasy Realms!

Over the last several years card-based role-playing games have matured and branched out beyond just a few archetypes. While doing so they have also wrapped fully immersive games around the card-battle mechanic, making it easy to forget that there is even a card battle there! Honorbound has been a successful genre game, and is now …

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January 20, 2015 • News

IK Multimedia’s GrooveMaker 2 Now Available for Android Devices

As I wrote about during CES week, IK Multimedia is making major advancements on the Android platform for making music. They have been working on their ‘zero latency’ initiative, and the latest output of that is the availability of Groovemaker 2 for Android. Groove maker 2 brings the beat-making and remix app to nearly all …

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January 15, 2015 • News, Reviews

Adobe Releases Lightroom Mobile for Android: First Impressions

Since smartphones are the most popular cameras (because they go with us pretty much everywhere), it makes sense that as their image capture technology improves, so would the tools available for editing and sharing. Today Adobe announced that they were bringing their critically acclaimed photo editing platform to Android phones, and they are releasing Adobe Lightroom …

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