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Behind the Cube: Day 149 with 22cans Curiosity

Behind the Cube: Day 149 with 22cans Curiosity The curious little game known as 22cans Curiosity is now on day 149, and we're back with another edition of Behind the Cube. It’s been around a month since we covered the Cube, and not much has changed although the backer images are still rolling out as each layer is removed. The cube has had 246 layers removed thus far and we don’t seem to be any closer to the end of the experiment. People are still tapping though, and I think the picture...

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Rosetta Course lets you Learn a Foreign Language on the Go

Rosetta Course lets you Learn a Foreign Language on the Go If you’ve ever wanted to speak in a foreign language, Rosetta Stone has always been an excellent program to use. Rosetta Course is the company's foray in to the world of Android, and it’s hands down the best way to learn a foreign language on your mobile. Rosetta Course makes learning a foreign language a breeze as it teaches through pictures, text, and sound.  Each language has its own set of lessons that range from teaching you basic phra...

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New Android App: Fynch for Twitter

New Android App: Fynch for Twitter Rn Software has just released a new app called Fynch for Twitter. Fynch is not a standalone app but actually integrates with Twitter to enhance you experience by managing how you interact with Twitter timelines. Fynch will notify you when a Twitter post from less active accounts appear, when a Twitter user starts posting more than usual, and when someone you follow tweets on a trending subject. The winning aspect of Fynch is its “install and f...

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Ariton Games brings Westward Ho! to Android

Ariton Games brings Westward Ho! to Android We’ve seen some great Sci-Fi Android games over the past few months, and you can now add one more to that list with Spaceward Ho! from Ariton Games. If the name sounds familiar it should, as the original Computer game was quite popular and still has a rabid fan base today. Spaceward Ho! is a turn-based strategy game that puts you in control of your very own race of spacefaring folk. Your goal is to explore the galaxy, expand your empire, and...

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3Dmark for Android – Where you do Rank?

3Dmark for Android – Where you do Rank? For years now 3Dmark has been the benchmark (pun intended) on how to tell if your computer system was hot or not. Up until now however if you wanted to see how your Android device ranked in benchmark tests you were out of luck; even considering many smartphones and tablets have comparable 3D capabilities of some console systems, notebooks, and PC’s. 3Dmark’s latest benchmarking software designed for mobile devices is called Ice Storm, and as ...

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Survival Horror Story: Catequesis is bringing 8-bit Horror to Android this Fall

Survival Horror Story: Catequesis is bringing 8-bit Horror to Android this Fall Survival Horror games are all the rage, but there aren’t many good Android titles out there. Survival Horror Story: Catequesis looks to change that though and it’s putting a cool retro spin on things. Catequesis is a survival horror game set in an 8-bit world where you’ll have to help a guy named Daniel rescue his girlfriend after a religious ritual goes horribly wrong. As with most botched rituals involving evil forces, lots of gruesome...

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Ping: 8-bits of Puzzle Fun by Christopher Arnold

Ping: 8-bits of Puzzle Fun by Christopher Arnold Who needs all that crazy HD and 3D graphics when you can have a classic-looking game like Ping? Answer: Not this guy, and probably not you either; developer Christopher Arnold did an outstanding job creating a game that looks and feels like a classic Atari game but is actually something completely new.This simple looking 8-bit game will have you hooked from the start because you will quickly realize it’s not as simple as it seems. The game play...

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The WWE’s Rockpocalypse brings The People's Champ to Google Play

The WWE’s Rockpocalypse brings The People's Champ to Google Play The greatest man in the world of Sports Entertainment got an Android App yesterday and it wasn’t an April fool’s joke. Rockpocalypse is a new Android game from the WWE and it’s all about The Rock putting a beat down on scores of evil Jabroni’s. Rockpocalypse takes place at Studio 51 in Hollywood where The Rock is on the set of his latest Action flick. Needless to say, something goes terribly wrong and all the folks on the studio lot st...

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Games with Friends releases Pic Combo for Android

Games with Friends releases Pic Combo for Android A few weeks back we covered a game called Icomania by Games for Friends and this week we’re back with another guessing game from the group called Pic Combo. Pic Combo is a guessing game that puts your brain to work deciphering two pictures into one word. Put together a picture of some coffee beans and a bag, and you get a “bean bag”. That’s the only one I’ll give you, but you get the drift. The setup is just like Icomania in regards ...

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The WWE’s Rockpocalypse brings The People’s Champ to Google Play

The WWE’s Rockpocalypse brings The People’s Champ to Google Play The greatest man in the world of Sports Entertainment got an Android App yesterday and it wasn’t an April fool’s joke. Rockpocalypse is a new Android game from the WWE and it’s all about The Rock putting a beat down on scores of evil Jabroni’s. Rockpocalypse takes place at Studio 51 in Hollywood where The Rock is on the set of his latest Action flick. Needless to say, something goes terribly wrong and all the folks on the studio lot st...

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Facebook puts its own spin on Android with Facebook Home

Facebook puts its own spin on Android with Facebook Home Last week Facebook put the word out about a media event related to Android and the rumors have been flying ever since. The latest comes from 9to5Google and says that Facebook Home may be the name of the new project, and it’s going to bring Facebook to the forefront on the operating system we all know and love. Yay? It was reported last week that Facebook was working on a tweaked version of the Android OS that would put Facebook smack dab into ...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Root pops up for the Exynos Octa 5 version of the S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 Root pops up for the  Exynos Octa 5 version of the S4 While the world awaits the release of the Samsung Galaxy S4, it looks like the folks over at XDA forums have already achieved Root on the super phone. Before you get too excited there is a catch as the Galaxy S4 root is only for the Exynos 5 Octa-Core model. While the Galaxy S4 is already up for pre-orders on some carriers, it’s going to be a bit before we see it hit the shelves in the US. Release dates mean squat to the minds at XDA and as us...

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Translate Text on the Go with the WorldPenScan BT from PenPower

Translate Text on the Go with the WorldPenScan BT from PenPower If you’re the globetrotting sort going to a foreign country is always made easier if you know the language. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have time to learn a new language on the fly. That’s where a new piece of tech called the WorldPenScan BT can come in handy, as it allows you to carry a mini translator in your pocket and it even works with your favorite Android device. The WorldPenScan BT is a mobile translator that’s small enough t...

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Flinging to Adventure in Fling Clowny by RV AppStudios

Flinging to Adventure in Fling Clowny by RV AppStudios If you're like me you've always wanted to be a daredevil clown being shot through flaming and electrified rings. Well wait no longer my friends because now you can do just that with Fling Clowny by developer RV AppStudios. But wait there's more; while entertaining the crowd you can also pick up some nice coin along the way. The concept of Fling Clowny is pretty simple and easy to pick up but difficult to master. Which is the reason why this gamer...

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Battery Issues Beware! Google and Kickstarter Are On The Way

Battery Issues Beware! Google and Kickstarter Are On The Way We have all been there. That critical moment when your mobile device is supposed to be your best friend but decides that your earth shattering issues are not as important as its need to rest and recharge. Battery problems are the bane of any mobile device and can cripple you at the most inconvenient time. Help is on the horizon in the form of a new patent for Google and new technology funded by Kickstarter. Google has obtained a patent for “Ad...

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Android 5.0 Key Lime Rumored Release in May 2013

Android 5.0 Key Lime Rumored Release in May 2013 Google began testing its new mobile Android OS code named ‘Key Lime’ in fall of 2012. Now it seems that the Google rumor mill is suggesting that Key Lime will be released sometime in late May of 2013. Key Lime was initially called Android 4.2, with only some minor upgrades to the current Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but now Key Lime is being called Android 5.0 which leads you to think that it might be more than just a few minor changes. It’s not...

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PlayJam and Android Try to Take the Console Out of Gaming

PlayJam and Android Try to Take the Console Out of Gaming PlayJam has introduced its new Android based game system that boasts a great deal of what we take for granted in console gaming without the bulk of an actual console. This lightweight gaming system runs an Android OS, is the size of a large cell phone, and can plug into any TV with a HDMI port. The package includes a wireless game controller and the system itself is the size of a flash drive. This device flexed its muscle at the 2012 GDC and got ...

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Wreak Havoc with a Giant Catapult in Catapult King for Android

Wreak Havoc with a Giant Catapult in Catapult King for Android There are many iterations of Crush the Castle and the latest comes from the fine folks at Chillingo and Wicked Witch Games. Catapult King is the name of the game, and it’s all about taking out Nasty Knights and dozens of castles. Catapult King is a physics flinger where your sole purpose is out the Nasty Knights that are lurking in and around castles. Why are they Nasty? It’s never fully explained, but they appear to be in cahoots with a D...

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Duck Retro Hunt blasts its way onto Google Play

Duck Retro Hunt blasts its way onto Google Play Duck Hunt was one of the first video games a lot of us played, and games have definitely come a long way since then. Sometimes it’s fun to revisit the past, and Duck Retro Hunt from InfinityK gives us a blast from the past by putting a cool modern twist on an old 8-bit classic. Duck Retro Hunt is a modern take on the retro NES game Duck Hunt game we all know and love. The gameplay is basically the same, but the graphics have been updated and t...

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Laser Dog Games releases PUK for Android

Laser Dog Games releases PUK for Android Air Hockey is a blast to play on your Android device, and Laser Dog Games PUK proves that there’s more than one use for those pucks. There are no goals to be made or opponents to play against in PUK, but it’s just as infuriating as Air Hockey and twice as fun. PUK is a game about portals and pucks. Each level requires you to blast one into the other, and that’s basically all you need to do to reach the next stage. Sound pretty simple doe...

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Run for your Life in PikPok’s Into the Dead for Android

Run for your Life in PikPok’s Into the Dead for Android PikPok is well known for their flick kick sporting games, but they switched things up last week with their release of Into the Dead. It’s about as different as you can get from the developers previous titles, and it’s one of the coolest Zombie games you’re likely to find on Google Play. Into the Dead is an endless runner set in a world where the dead have taken over. It’s a dark world, full of sorrow (and zombies) and it’s also a wor...

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Facebook is Makes a Move Towards Deeper Android Integration

Facebook is Makes a Move Towards Deeper Android Integration Facebook is a brand name that we all know and in some ways has become part of our lives whether we use the service or not. The social networking entity is making a move to become an even bigger part of our lives by pressing to integrate itself directly into our Android OS. This is a huge move by Facebook because it essentially will embed itself within the operating mechanics of your Android based mobile device. This will make the concept of “F...

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Help Jinx Fly Home in Jetpack Jinx by BubbleGum Interactive

Help Jinx Fly Home in Jetpack Jinx by BubbleGum Interactive If you need to find a really fun Android game that will keeping you rooting for the good guy, then Jetpack Jinx by BubbleGum Interactive is the one to check out. You will be flying high with the loveable Jinx for hours; always trying to get that better score, or higher height, or trying to unlock all of the achievements and awards. Jetpack Jinx is a wonderful game that will keep any type of gamer glued to their Android device, provided the batter...

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Developers Don't Like Programming Android Games

Developers Don't Like Programming Android Games It might sound hard to believe, but at currently most programmers don’t like developing games for Android or its devices. Why? Two main reasons: Firstly, many developers just find it difficult to program games on Android, but that is attributed to the fact that Android is still a fairly young mobile OS. Developers had said the same about the Apple mobile OS when it was young, between Apple and developers working at it the Apple OS became a grea...

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Developers Don’t Like Programming Android Games

Developers Don’t Like Programming Android Games It might sound hard to believe, but at currently most programmers don’t like developing games for Android or its devices. Why? Two main reasons: Firstly, many developers just find it difficult to program games on Android, but that is attributed to the fact that Android is still a fairly young mobile OS. Developers had said the same about the Apple mobile OS when it was young, between Apple and developers working at it the Apple OS became a grea...

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Glu Mobile releases Frontline Commando D-Day for Android

Glu Mobile releases Frontline Commando D-Day for Android Shooters are hit or miss on a Mobile device, so it’s always nice to see a solid new one come along like Glu Mobiles Frontline Commando D-Day. The original Frontline Commando pitted you against the troops of a ruthless dictator, but the follow-up takes a different approach as it drops you on the beach right smack dab in the middle of D-Day. Frontline Commando D-Day lets you lead the charge against the Axis powers as you step into the role of ...

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Google and Android Take a Step Toward Realizing the Universal Translator

Google and Android Take a Step Toward Realizing the Universal Translator Imagine being anywhere on the planet and having access and the ability to communicate in any language. The concept of a universal translator was made popular by the original Star Trek television series. Google and Android have taken the first steps to bring this next generation technology into reality by introducing offline translation access to the Google Translate App for Android. For the moment Google will allow access to fifty different lang...

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An Official Chuck E. Cheese App hits Google Play

An Official Chuck E. Cheese App hits Google Play If you were a red blooded American child, you probably made a trip to Chuck E. Cheese growing up. If you were unlucky enough to never get a pizza party there, today’s your lucky day as an official Chuck E. Cheese App has just hit Google Play. The Chuck E. Cheese App is officially called "Chuck E.’s Say Cheese!", but for simplicity sake we’re going with  the Chuck E. Cheese App. While the app won’t magically transport you back to your ch...

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