Jetpack Joyride Officially Hits The Play Store, Gives Games A Chance To Live Out The Dream Of Controlling A Jetpack

 

Jetpack Joyride is yet another action-adventure game that’s all set to take over the Play Store. In case you’re not familiar with the storyline, gamers will suit up as Barry Steakfrites and control some awesome jetpacks— all the while trying to collect precious coins and complete various missions or objectives. The game is fully customizable as there are numerous jetpacks, outfits and even vehicles like the Crazy Freakin Teleporter available for use. Best of all— players will be able to partake in all of the shenanigans using one-touch controls. Awesome.

The game is at version 1.3.5 and is available for all Froyo 2.2+ devices. It’s a moderate 30MB in size, so if you’ve got the free space on your device and are itching to play yet another action-adventure game, then be sure to give Jetpack Joyride a try today. You’ll be able to find it at the Play Store or by scanning the QR code below.

 

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Rayman Jungle Run arrives on Google Play

Us Android faithful have grown accustomed to waiting for the latest apps and games to come are way, and our patience has paid off yet again. Another iOS hit has made it’s way to Android: Rayman Jungle Run.

This addictive platformer features the legend from the PS2 and Atari classic, Rayman himself. This latest iteration features detailed high-resolution cartoon graphics, fluid controls and some of the best gameplay of any game in the Play Store. If you are feeling the need for a nostalgia fix or simply need a decent game to kill a couple minutes while on the bus, pick this one up, its only $3 in the Play Store.

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Bitdefender USSD Wipe Stopper App Promises Security From Factory Reset, Malicious Wipe

While Samsung ensured everyone that the Samsung Galaxy S III can be removed from the vulnerable list of a malicious wipe that could erase all user data and bring devices back to original factory settings, there are still numerous devices that could affect millions of users. Enter the Bitdefender Wipe Stopper. Without the app, the malicious code could be activated by clicking on a link or QR code from a website, and the user’s device would instantly be affected. With the app however, it would require an extra step that presents the user with a “Continue” or “Cancel” prompt when the code runs in the background. While my Galaxy S II is showing “Safe” when running the app (due to running a custom ROM), it’s probably in all Samsung users’ best interest to download the free app and launch it, especially if you’re running a ROM featuring TouchWiz. The app will guide you step by step to properly secure your device. Also, for all rooted users, this is not a bad time to make sure you’ve got a reliable Nandroid backup saved to your SD card.

Google MyTracks updated, now supporting “pause” function and other goodies

After months of community comments and focus on the knowledge of traveling, it looks like Google MyTracks has been updated to give users a more enjoyable, and accurate atmosphere. For those who have never used MyTracks before, it is essentially a distance and speed recording tool. People that find more interest in riding bikes, running, or perform other types of recreational activities will be quite happy with the updates, in store for them.

The most notable feature is perhaps the ability to “pause and resume” recording data, which will provide users with a more accurate calculation of their daily travels. Besides the glorious option to control “time and space”, MyTracks users can now utlize recording easily, as the developers have moved the recording functions to the bottom of the app, as opposed to the small icons on the top. And to throw in that “third wish”, you will be able to control everything with a new, sleek widget.

Latest Foursquare update revives the ‘Nearby Friends’ feature

With social networking gaining popularity and becoming an average part of daily life, it is important to be constantly updated on the latest software. If you are a user of Foursquare, you will be happy to know that a great feature is returning to the mobile app.

Once again, friends will be allowed to connect with each other using the “Nearby Friends” feature, on their Android device. If you are not familiar with this feature, it is mainly because the developers removed the option in one of the last updates. Basically this add-on allows users to “check in”, so that friends around them can see their location. A little creepy when you think about it, but that is one of the main purposes of Foursquare to begin with. Well, not to be creepy anyway.

Google launches Field Trip to help you find ‘cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you’

Google just launched Field Trip, which runs in the background on your phone and is your guide to cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. Whenever you get close to something cool, a pop up notification will appear telling you about the place. Also, if you happen to have a headset or Bluetooth connected, it will read the information to you.

Field Trip will identify the best places to eat, shop, or have fun, including local history. For restaurants and bars, data will be taken from publications like Thrillist, Food Network, Zagat, and Eater. For stores and products, Experts at Sunset, Cool Hunting, WeHeart, Inhabitat, and Remodelista will provide the information. Songkick and Flavorpill will take care of local music and Atlas Obscura and Daily Secret will uncover hidden gems.

Google’s 2-step verification easier with Google Authenticator update

If you are interested in adding some extra security to your Android device, you might want to check out Google’s 2-step authentication feature. If you are already using this function, it is a little bit easier to use now due to an update released by Google through the Google Play store.

2-step authentication adds extra security by requiring a user to have something, in this case their smartphone, to go along with the thing they know, their password, when signing in to web sites or their Google account. The smartphone requirement comes into play thanks to the Google Authenticator app which is used to generate a code to be used along with a password. The update today adds the ability to turn-on 2-step authentication without scanning a QR code or re-entering a password on a device.

If you are not sure whether you are using 2-step verification or want to turn it on, check the security settings for your Google Account on your device. Google also provides some video instructions on setting up your Google Account on your desktop computer to use 2-step verification.

Use one of the download links below to grab the app.

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Bluestacks And AMD Team Up To Bring 500,000 Apps On Windows 8-Based AMD PCs

 

As Bluestacks takes over both PCs and Macs everywhere, we will start to see additional exposure of the nifty tool much more in the tech world. That’s why Bluestacks has announced a partnership with famed PC chipmaker AMD, which will offer Android apps in AMD’s AppZone. What this means is if you’re on an AMD-based machine and running Windows 8, you’ll be able to not only view the software titles, but you’ll be able to run the software with no issues— as if you’re on your smartphone or tablet. What’s even better is the fact the specialized Bluestacks software on AMD machines will be CPU and GPU-optimized, so users can rest easy knowing their software is going to run as smooth and cleanly as possible.

For the time being, the apps for AMD machines will be available in English, German, Korean, Chinese Simplified and Traditional, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. That’s all for now, but additional details can be found in the presser once you hit the break.

Kim Dotcom’s Megabox service will apparently put the music industry out of business

Even though our site has quite a bit of daily traffic, 50 million people each day is a lot. With the theory of “making shareware, into freeware”, former Megaupload founder, Kim Dotcom, achieved that substantial goal.. Through his various legal troubles and protests from anti-piracy supporters, Dotcom is more eager than ever to create his Megabox application, that can possibly change the music industry.

But what does this service do, that makes it “so important”? A couple months ago, Kim Dotcam released a statement on Twitter, describing that his Megabox app would allow users to distribute media, especially music, freely. On Tuesday, he also said that his idea will, “Turn this world upside down,” and that the service will be, “Bigger. Better. Faster. Free of charge & shielded from attacks.”

Chrome for Android updated to support Intel x86 devices

Chrome is one of the most utilized web browsers on the market. When the stable mobile-version was released in June 2012, Android users took the oppurtunity to grab the app, and since then helped it achieve over 100,000 downloads! The magic of Google Chrome rubbed off on the mobile market, obviously becoming a success. But like any app, when new technology comes out, updates need to be released. And Google is constantly prepared for changes.

As “us tech fans” know, Motorola unveiled the ‘RAZR i’ about a week ago. And it is hyped for being the first mainstream Android device, with an Intel chipset. Quite an accomplishment. The one downside to owning this device, will be the lack of updated apps to work with the newly introduced chipset. However, if you are a fan of Chrome for Android, you’re in luck!

Madfinger Games’ Shadowgun: Deadzone reemerges, set to launch as free to play with online multiplayer mode

Madfinger Games has consistently developed quality mobile titles, including popular games like Shadowgun and Dead Trigger. Today, the studio has released an official teaser video for its long-rumored Shadowgun: Deadzone game for Android. For those of you that don’t remember, the developers from the studio showed off the title at CES last January, but have since been quiet regarding its impending release. In addition to the video, the company also posted a teaser image on its Facebook page, detailing the different characters. At this point, what’s been changed is mostly unknown, though the game will be free to play and offer an online multiplayer mode. In the meantime, check out the full video below.

Source: Madfinger Games (Facebook)