Yesterday, T-Mobile officially announced its new "UNcarrier" plans to much fanfare and profanity. The idea is simple: you pay one price for your service, and a separate price for your device. You can either choose to pay the full cost of your phone up front, or pay a deposit at first and then a monthly fee after that.
"But wait," the entire tech world cried, "That monthly fee is still a contract, right? I mean, I can't pay $99 up front, terminate one month later, and walk away with a super cheap phone, right?" Well, no, that would just be straight up theft and- "Then it's still a contract!
Looks like EA is doing a little spring cleaning trying to clear the back stock of some older games, because it just dropped the price of Plants vs. Zombies and NBA JAM to a buck each. And just for the record, those are two of my absolute favorite games on Android. Both are requisite installs in my book.
So, whether you want to protect your house from zombies with plants that spit stuff, or play a game of two-on-two with some of your favorite players in the NBA, today's the day to make it happen for only a dollar each.
Zach Weiner is a name known by many on the Internet thanks to his online comic SMBC and several other funny and educational productions. Now, he is adding an interactive gamebook to his repertoire with Trial of the Clone. First published as a paperback in October 2012, the digital project started its life on Kickstarter with a modest goal of $15,000, but had achieved an impressive sum of $130,132 by the end.
The interactive book – a sci-fi adventure comedy – is filled with parodies on classic scenes from geek favorites like Star Wars, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and Star Trek.
Though you may not know it from looking at the version number, Todoist - the self-proclaimed "ultimate todo list," - got a sizeable upgrade today to 1.0.4. The update brings with it a bevy of new features, a handful of enhancements, and the promise of a new feature called Karma that's already implemented on seven out of the nine platforms Todoist supports.
Among the new features that did make the cut for Android, however, are widgets, a persistent "quick-add notification," new settings, the ability to complete a task by swiping left, a redesigned task list, and initial support for tablets. On the "improvements" side of things, Todoist's latest update brings better accessibility, overall performance, and general UI/UX tweaks, among other things.
The original FieldRunners was easily one of the best tower defense games I've ever played. While I may be pretty awful at the genre as a whole, FR offered nice visuals, fluid and fun animations, and an overall good experience. I'm sure many of you share my sentiments on the title and have been actively waiting for its sequel to finally make its way to Android. Good news! It's coming next month.
According to Subatomic's blog, the company is currently looking for players to volunteer to beta test the upcoming sequel, which, judging by the released screenshots, looks pretty fantastic.
As with any exciting new flagship device, it was only a matter of time before Samsung's recently-unveiled Galaxy S4 got the system dump treatment. Sharing the goodies this time (having already leaked S Voice, wallpapers, and ringtones) is SamMobile.com, who claims to have an "insider" that provided the leaked dump. According to SamMobile, the system dump is based on the S4's latest test firmware, affectionately called I9500XXUAMCH, built just a few days ago on March 23rd and based on Android 4.2.2 JDQ39.
For those interested, SM also posted the device's build.prop along with a few screenshots.
If you've been looking forward to Trendy Entertainment fulfilling its promise to deliver Dungeon Defenders 2 into your hands, then a recently-released pre-alpha gameplay teaser should whet your appetite nicely. Unfortunately, it's a fairly short clip that doesn't show a whole lot in the way of gameplay, but it does give a good idea of what to expect, which includes some nice looking graphics and lots of pretty colors.
The game was officially announced earlier this month for Windows, Mac, and Android, and should include both co-op and competitive modes for your playing pleasure. Unfortunately, that pretty much covers all the info we have right now, so it's just a waiting game until the next teaser (or another announcement) comes along.
If you're a subscriber of SiriusXM and you love to customize what you hear, you should probably grab the latest update of the app, which now features MySXM. What's MySXM, you ask? It just so happens that we have collected a nice little Q&A from various places around Sirius' site that explains just that.
What is MySXM?
MySXM gives you the power to personalize your favorite music and comedy channels. By adjusting their unique settings, you'll hear more of what you want and less of what you don't. You decide how much you want to play with the settings - fine tune them or make dramatic adjustments to enjoy over 100 variations of your favorite channels.
We all have a deep-seated desire to smash things – a love of destruction, if you will. Don't bother denying it. Well, there are plenty of things to destroy in Catapult King, a game that made quite an impact on iOS. This is a physics game that invites you to knock down all manner of structures with a magical catapult.
You can think of Catapult King as a more advanced version of Crush the Castle. The gameplay is dead-simple. Just pull back the sling, aim, and release to watch the mayhem begin. You've beaten a stage when all the enemies in it have bitten the dust.
If you're old enough to have been around for the coolest parts of the 20th century, you know Duck Hunt. I don't need to explain this, do I? No. You know all about the bright orange gun and that annoying little dog and getting frustrated and walking right up to the screen and shooting an 8-bit duck point blank in the pixel. This is your childhood. And now, it's on your phone in a fantastic clone that utilizes the gyroscope in the best possible way.
Ignoring for just a moment the silly AR mode (which actually didn't work very well when I tried it), Duck Retro Hunt has one advantage over the myriad of Duck Hunt clones on the Play Store: instead of using a touch screen, you have to aim your phone in a gyroscope-powered virtual world to shoot the little birds.