The long awaited Halfbrick endless runner, Jetpack Joyride, has finally found its’ way onto the Google Play Store. Endless runners have spewed out constantly over the years and some say the genre has been pretty much beat to death. Halfbrick is known for producing quality and completely addictive games; their most famous being Fruit Ninja. Has Halfbrick actually brought something new to the table or is this the same endless runner we’ve seen over the years again and again with a different background.
Those of you fortunate enough to be running jelly bean on your devices definitely need to head on over the play store and update Google Search. Google Now will include the ability to see movies and showtimes. There has also been additional options added to the settings menu that will allow you to see how well your favorite teams are doing in real-time. Last but not least the program will now provide emergency alerts such as storm and earthquake warnings if you are in the area. Head on over to the Play Store and see for yourself.
The latest radios for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon have been posted today. RootzWiki member Snow02 has posted a flashable .zip file containing the JRO03O (FF02/FG02) radios. All you have to do is flash it with CWM like any other .zip. Not having 4G locally, we’ve been unable to confirm any real increase in 4G connectivity, but dozens of users on RootzWiki and XDA have reported a dramatic increase in 4G connectivity along with a stronger signal. Users are also reporting a faster switch back over to data from Wi-Fi. You can download these radios below, give it a shot yourself and let us know what you think in the comments section.
If you have been rooting and flashing custom ROMS on Android for any period of time then you’re going to be familiar with the ever popular MIUI ROM. Being one of the most popular ROMs in Gingerbread, it has worked its’ way up over the years and finally found its’ way onto Jelly Bean devices. When I first purchased my Galaxy Nexus I had given MIUI a shot only to be disappointed. It was when MIUI was first ported over to ICS/Galaxy Nexus and I had an experience plagued with bugs. I was flashing ROMs like crazy at the time so I simply switched to something else and MIUI slipped my mind for the coming months. MIUI will never go away for long though, with one of the largest communities for a custom ROM and the popular iOS-esque style interface, MIUI continues to grow and improve daily. After hearing it’s recent build on Jelly Bean I decided to put push my hesitations to the side and give it another shot.
If you listen to music on the internet then you have more than likely used Pandora once or twice. A staple to internet radio, Pandora has been an extremely popular website and also smart phone application. Unfortunately, until today, the app had been sub par to say the least and in my personal experience, extremely buggy at times. After the huge update today Pandora now has a completely new look. Now following the Android UI guidelines, Pandora looks much sleeker and runs much better as well. You will now get to enjoy almost the exact some functionality that you have on the official website. Review, rate and bookmark previously played tracks as well as use the new “I’m tired of this track” feature. Another thing they have added is the ability to look at the lyrics of all the songs you are listening to. Users of the internet radio station should be pleased with the update. Give it a try with the link below and check out our screenshots.
Some of you might remember our review on the fantastic application Slices, a Twitter client, from One Louder apps. The wait is almost over, Slices.me just went into BETA and those of you who requested access to the BETA through their website should be getting an e-mail with log in information soon. It functions almost identical to the Android application, with your slices being displayed on the left along with mentions and messages. As the BETA tag entails not every feature is out yet for Slices.me, the Stats category and the People category still have a “Coming Soon” tag on them. All of the functions that Twitter.com has are there so you could easily drop it after Slices.me goes live. My only nitpick so far is the theme of the whole site. Sticking to the darker theme like in the Android application would have probably looked nicer. Who knows though, changing the theme could be on the way after the release of the BETA, only time will tell. So, check your e-mails and give the new Slices.me a spin.
You’re favorite news reading application now has its very own website where you can keep up to your subscribed sources. That’s right, all you have to do is simply tap the “.me” button within the application on your phone, create a pulse account (which can use Facebook as a log in) and move on to sync your sources. It’s an excellent way to view Pulse from any computer and might I say that the website looks magnificent. Using HTML 5, it beautifully displays your subscriptions in a tiled interface that will re-size and re-adjust itself based on your monitor size. It’s all that you could hope for in a web companion to one of the best news readers available in the Google Play Store.
While we know Google is constantly improving all their products, they went far and beyond with their most recent to the Google Translate application. The new update brings Camera integration for translating images on the screen, instant translation while typing or writing, as well as dialect selection and various other fixes. [Read more...]
Remember that “Tower Defense” game Age of Defenders that came out a while back? It was very promising but let down its fans a bit when it didn’t release a single-player campaign, and the multiplayer-only game modes were constantly empty. The development team announced today that it in-fact has been working on the update and plans on releasing it very soon. The update includes quite a few tweaks and upgrades, as well as the long-awaited single player storyline. [Read more...]
While manufacturers fall further behind on updating devices, development teams like Cyanogenmod and AOKP strive to keep these devices up to date. Paying hundreds of dollars for a device only for it to be dropped a few months later is a real bummer; thankfully custom ROMs breathe new life into older devices as they continue to receive the latest and greatest operating systems. As of last night, AOKP has started to release Jelly Bean builds to the older Galaxy S line as well as newer builds for the current nexus devices. [Read more...]