Have you been looking to control your phone from your computer or another mobile device? Luckily a small development studio, VMLite Corporation, which is known for their virtual machines has developed a VNC server which allows you to remotely control your mobile device from a computer or mobile device using a VNC protocol: the best part? It does not require root. [Read more...]
If there’s one game genre that doesn’t have nearly enough games in the market, it’s real time strategy. While it’s not completely void of the game type, finding a good one on the Play Store is tough. There are a few developers who have taken some time to develop some smaller time titles including Tropical Stormfront, Great Little War Game, Uniwar, among a few select others. Today you can grab one of the better looking turn based ones off of the Amazon Play Store for free: Uniwar HD.
I believe that the touchscreen platform is really missing out on a lot of potential with the lack of strategy games for the touch based style. Games could take advantage of the screen for multi-unit select, and other layout commands (which you can get a taste of in Tropical Stormfront). Most of the games that are available are games that have been seen on multiple platforms and systems and they retain the same type of game style; they all feel like you’re playing mobile game. While that’s not terrible, they really could accomplish much more.
It’s still a mobile game, but a good one
Uniwar HD is no different in the style of the game being based around something that you would see on a Nintendo DS or something of the sort; the game is simple, fun, looks great, and is a good time killer when you just want to play some turn based strategy games. While the game doesn’t offer Tegra3 style graphics, it does keep a crisp look even on larger tablet screens.
The gameplay is a simple touch-based strategy game with a point and click interface. Clicking on a unit allows you to choose his path and click a contextual menu when the unit arrives there (attack, stay, cancel). Units consist of health points and become weaker when the health continues to drop. There are 8 units available to play with consisting from ground soldiers, to tanks, helicopters, and battleships.
Finally, some multiplayer!
While the game offers a pretty straightforward game design, it does include a few features that many of the other games do not, mainly a single player campaign and a multiplayer function. The game requires a uniwar account but can be played to battle other players online, or in the same room using the VS function. Don’t have enough time to finish a game? Don’t worry, when exiting the most recent game is saved so you can resume it next time.
The game is by no means perfect, but it’s definitely fun and playable and worth every second of your time considering it’s free on the Amazon App Store today (normally setting you back $5). Make sure to take the time to grab the Amazon app store and download the game today for free. It’s also worth noting that the application works in both portrait and landscape for tablet or phones users that prefer one or the other.
Grab it for FREE off of Amazon
When we invest a few hundreds dollars into a device, we expect that device to last us at the least a few years; unfortunately, as humans we’re clumsy and tend to damage our screens through various means. A new company, cellhelmet, has stepped up to provide a product that ensures quality protection, high clarity, minimal price, and a guarantee that it works. [Read more...]
While mobile devices are becoming more and more like a computer, they’re still currently missing quite a few features which restrict us from completely replacing ours with a tablet: full quality word processors, Java integration in the browser, among various other things. Although we are getting closer thanks to quality applications, we’re still not seeing the full desktop replacement that a tablet in theory could provide. However, if you’ve spent lots of money in the past on a computer and want to be able to use it wherever you go, here’s your chance. Splashtop has made quality applications in the past for nearly every device, with a specific version optimized for each, and now has joined them all together in Splashtop 2 – a fast and much more user friendly remote desktop client. [Read more...]
We have all love YouTube for its ability to bring us hours upon hours of HD video Playback without having to pay a single dime to upload or stream. While it’s become one of the most popular websites around, it also offers a top-notch feature that has been kept well hidden for some time now: YouTube Remote. YouTube Remote allows you to sit back and control YouTube from your favorite handheld device anywhere you are.
With Google expanding the Play Store, it is only a matter of time before every form of media that Google can get their hands on will be digitized and added to their library. While Amazon and Barnes and Nobles have been taking advantage of this for some time with their newer line of E-book readers, Google recently entered the game when they released their newest version of Android along with the upgraded Play Store. With the low price point and media-oriented design of the new Nexus 7, Google stepped up their game by adding a few new forms of media for users to choose from including Play Magazines and TV Shows. While these are not new to the digital world, they are new to Google and we’re here to tell you if they’re worth it. [Read more...]
With the market for tablets increasing dramatically both recently and over the next few months, many of you may already own or plan on owning a tablet soon. Tablets obviously make gaming and browsing the web far easier thanks to the larger screen and powerhouse running behind them, but many users become frustrated when having to lay the tablet down to pick up their phone and reply to a text. The frustration only becomes worse when you put your phone away to only have it vibrate or ring again the second you do. Application Tablet Talk remedies the situation by allowing you to text on your tablet through your phone: meaning that you send and receive texts messages as usual without ever setting the tablet down. [Read more...]
Eager to get your hands on Jelly Bean or CM10 for your Note? Check out the video and the links provided below for a preview build for the International version of the Samsung Galaxy Note. The build is mostly complete and can be used as a daily driver if you are adventurous. Remember: this is just a preview build and should be treated as such. There are a few things that don’t work with the ROM including a few sensor issues (rotation), full hardware acceleration, memory leak issues, among a few other things. That means that you won’t be able to see just what Project Butter has to offer the device just yet. The ROM is still plenty fast but you can see some of the visible lag when pulling down the notification bar or switching between the applications. Google now and the new voice search currently work so you can show off your device to friends and family. [Read more...]
Have you been wanting to play Terraria on your mobile device? Well check out our review of the Branches application here to get more information. Below is a gameplay video and a installation video to help users install, and see what the game is like prior to. The game runs very well and playing on a tablet almost seems natural for Terraria.
Being one of the most anticipated phones of 2012, if not all time, the Samsung Galaxy S III has a lot of hype to live up to as it finally made its way over to the US. In a world of emerging quad core tablets and phones, the dual core system stays strong while manufacturers and consumers believe that Android is not yet optimized to fully utilize the larger number of cores. With the recent release of Jelly Bean we’re starting to see just how smooth Android has become while being able to use all of the hardware for an enhanced experience. Being the successor to the hugely popular Galaxy S II is no easy job, and we’re here to tell you if it lives up to the hype of causing all of our news feeds to be filled with BS rumors for months.