Posts by Rob LeFebvre

Delightful and relaxing, Alto’s Adventure is coming to Android for free. Photo: Snowman Games

Alto’s Adventure, the hit snowboarding game on iOS and Apple TV, is headed to the Android platform February 11.

Android gamers will, by and large, have the same gaming experience as their iOS brethren with one significant difference: this new release will be free on Android while it remains $2.99 on iOS.

WhatsApp and Gmail had a big day today. Photo: Jay Wennington/Unsplash

WhatsApp and Gmail had a big day today. Photo: Jay Wennington/Unsplash

If you think everyone and their sister has a Gmail account or uses WhatsApp these days, you wouldn’t be too far off.

Both tech giants, one a messaging app, the other an email service, have hit some serious milestones today.

Now you can do more than just Like that funny video. Photo: Facebook

Now you can do more than just Like that funny video. Photo: Facebook

Facebook is planning to roll out its new “Reactions” icons in the next few weeks, making it possible for us all to react a bit more subtly and carefully to our friends and family on Facebook.

More downloads doesn't translate to more revenue, unfortunately. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

More downloads doesn’t translate to more revenue, unfortunately. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google Play may have trounced iOS in terms of sheer downloads, garnering twice as many as the Apple Store did last year, but it’s Apple’s digital storefront that rakes in the cash, according to a new study from App Annie.

In 2014, Android already had a 60 percent lead over iOS; it’s now at 100 percent, marking what could be some major changes in how marketing dollars are spent across the big two mobile platforms.

Both Android and iOS grew, revenue-wise, but iOS still holds the clear lead in the race for consumer spending.

Legendary metal bands and mobile games, oh my. Photo: Roadshow Interactive

Legendary metal bands and mobile games, oh my. Photo: Roadshow Interactive

Are you willing to die with your boots on? Do you know the number of the beast? If so, you’ll want to keep an eye on this upcoming mobile game from heavy metal band extraordinaire, Iron Maiden.

In conjunction with Roadhouse Interactive and 50cc Games, the legends of metal are putting together a free-to-play role-playing game, due out this summer, on iOS and Android. It’s called Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast (naturally), and will apparently include characters from the long history of Iron Maiden album art, as well as a soundtrack that has previously unheard live recordings from the monsters of rock.

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