Temple Run 2 players can add a bit of Christmas spirit to their gameplay.
Released this week for iOS and Android, a holiday update to the death-defying running game brings Santa Claus down the chimney. You now can play the role of Jolly Old Saint Nick as you try to escape the giant ape, dodge and weave your way past obstacles, and collect gems and other treasures to build up your score.
Other surprises await. You can wend your way down a waterslide as you try to avoid fallen trees and other hazards. The game also promises Christmas artifacts that … Read more
Google's Android ecosystem will be breathing down Apple's neck in 2014, according to IDC, which offered predictions for 2014.
Google Play/Android downloads and revenues "are making dramatic gains and the app ecosystem value gap will be significantly narrowed" with Apple in 2014, according to IDC. That was one of the predictions published Tuesday, among a bevy of predictions for 2014.
Here's what IDC said:
The mobile device onslaught will continue in 2014 with sales of tablets growing by 18% and smartphones by 12%. The Android community, led by Samsung, will maintain its volume advantage … Read more
Miss the days of real-world slideshows, when your guests would come by to see your vacation photos and hear you tell the story behind the shots? Ukrainian startup TopTechPhoto launched a service called Live.pics.io on Wenesday that aims to reproduce the experience online.
The service works over a private chat room on the Web, but the company plans to launch a Facebook app in a week or two that uses the service, too.
Sites such as Flickr or Facebook are fine for sharing photos, but they aren't set up for a live conversational tour of a photo … Read more
Add an Apple-style lock screen to your Android tablet or phone with iOS 7 Lockscreen Parallax HD. This free (but ad-supported) app from Apper Shopper replaces your usual lock screen with a close copy of iOS 7's parallax 3D wallpaper and functionality. With connectivity, battery, and camera buttons discreetly accompanying svelte time, day, and date displays, the Zen-like purity of the iOS design makes a nice alternative to the usual Android clutter -- once you're past some ads, that is.
As we noted, some ads stand between you and iOS 7 Lockscreen's setup options, and again when … Read more
Are you ready for iOS gaming to evolve to accept buttons? The long-rumored Logitech iOS game controller, the Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery, is finally official and is available to order today for $99.99. And yes, it does look exactly like we expected. I got a chance to play with one myself at CNET's offices to learn a little more about it.
Games in the App Store are already getting quite advanced, but when it comes to classic-style games, having real buttons would be a big help. And these controllers are finally here, just in time for holiday shoppers … Read more
EGW Writings is a compilation of thousands of writings by one of the most prolific writers in American history -- Ellen G. White. Since the vast majority of White's writings were on topics of spirituality and religion, the format is split here between essays and papers and her writings on The Bible and other religious texts. The result is an easy-to-navigate app that provides numerous tools for finding different bits of information and opinions she expressed in her works.
EGW Writings opens much like any other compilation app on the iPhone. There is a central browser that allows you … Read more
This is a combined review of both Sticky Password (Win, Android, iOS) and Sticky Password Desktop (Win only). Sticky Password supports cloud syncing across multiple devices (Win, iOS, Android) and requires an annual subscription with a free 30-day trial, while Sticky Password Desktop, only supports Windows, and will continue to work past the 30-day trial but limits the number of accounts users can manage to 15.Pros
Design: Sticky Password has a clean look that will fit in well with the Windows 8 interface. The intuitive layout of the main application allows you to manage your information without having to … Read more
Seven years after BlackBerry Messenger debuted exclusively on BlackBerry phones, the service finally comes to iOS and Android. The hope is to catch the attention of both early Blackberry users who miss their tried and true messaging service, and those who never got to use BBM in the first place.
Though BBM introduced many innovations commonly found in messaging apps today, such as sharing photos or seeing when your friends read your messages, the service hasn't aged well. Up against today’s top communication apps on both iOS and Android, BBM gets smoked on both design and features.
Getting … Read more