Posts by Rob LeFebvre

credit: App Annie

credit: App Annie

Android is trouncing iOS for overall downloads, says the latest report from mobile data firm App Annie. The report says, however, that when it comes to forking over cash, iOS rules.

There are more key take aways from the data which bring to light the functional differences of the two app stores and the categories and countries that are driving the continuing growth in the sector.

polar bowler

Did you know that today was National PB & J day? WildTangent Studios sure did, and they chose today to launch Polar Bowler, an arcade-style puzzle platforming game that’s available on the iOS App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore.

In this new game, you’ll take control of the titular polar bear, PB, and his sidekick penguin, J, and shoot them across the frozen landscape with a giant slingshot. PB sits on top of an upgradeable inner tube, catapulted through tight turns and loops to knock down all the bowling pins which are inexplicably set up around the arctic play land.

Darkseid_Screen

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have just disclosed that mobile superhero fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us has gotten a big bad exclusively to the Android and iOS versions of the game: Darkseid.

To celebrate, the game will have a special challenge event taking place in game, giving you a chance to compete in battles that will reward you with an exclusive Gold character card. The challenge will run from March 6 through the 24th.

Google released five simple games for Glass, the company’s buzz-worthy wearable computing device.

In a post on the Glass Developers blog, a spokesperson wrote, “We hacked together five simple games that experiment with the unique features of Glass and demonstrate some of the possibilities for gaming.”

With Tennis, Balance, Clay Shooter, Matcher, and Shape Splitter, Google is making a play for the profitable mobile game market, one that regularly outpaces both traditional gaming revenue as well as other forms of media.

Magnector1

CoA-CES-2014-bugApple’s magsafe adaptors have saved my bacon across a variety of situations, safely disconnecting my laptop’s charging cable when I–or my kids–trip over the cord while it’s connected.

But what about when I’m charging a smartphone or tablet? Those cables tend to connect with a tight click. When my smartphone flies across the dashboard, for example, or falls off the charging shelf, it could get damaged from hanging on too tight.

Distributor Accessory Geeks thinks it has the answer: the Magnector.

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