If you need a reminder that Google can still make cool stuff, check out their latest app for iOS and Android: Google Currents. It's pretty much a Flipboard clone in that the app turns web content (news sources, rss feeds, etc.) into a slick digital magazine with awesome visuals.
Tell your friends. Tell all your friends. The world's most famous pointy-eared psychotic has emerged from the shadows of the App Store, ready to dispense some two-fisted vigilante justice to the criminal underworld of Gotham City. One question, though. Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?
Instagram. It's one of the iPhone's most popular apps—50 million users just a year after launch—probably our favourite social network, and the envy of Android users worldwide. However, at the Paris LeWeb conference today, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom announced—again—that a team is working to port the app to Android OS. Promises, promises.
Step aside, Schwarzenegger. Jog on, Stallone. There's a new action hero in town. Major Mayhem is lantern of jaw and brick of brain, and he likes to approach complex international affairs with two diplomats named Smith and Wesson. And YOU, lucky player, you get to be his guide through three worlds of bullet-riddled carnage.
Zynga's popular mobile word puzzle game has earned itself the sort of publicity money can't buy, with actor Alec Baldwin preferring to get himself kicked off an American Airlines flight than stop playing Word With Friends.
The new iBooks 1.5 is out. It's great. It has a nighttime mode to make reading books in the dark easier on the eyes and full-screen layout with none of the stupidly gimmicky backdrop. Just beautiful typography. More useful features:
Another day, another gaming app festooned with zombies. But it has to be said, what an utterly splendid name – Corpse Granny. Say it aloud next time you're in the vicinity of a Daily Mail reader. Give it some gusto, and then innocently show them the app. They might just keel over with indignation.
Anybody who's worked in a cubicle is familiar the Outlook Request Read Receipt — that horrid popup that demands you confirm you have indeed read (and summarily deleted) the TPS report Ted from accounting had sent out. Now, Tout, a new email tracking app, does the same. Huzzah?
Ever considered a glamorous career as a private military contractor? No? But think of all the perks; you get to shoot mindless zombies, stock up on valuable secret intel, and collect all the first aid kits, upgrades and ammo you could possibly eat. At least, that's the prospectus according to Extraction: Project Outbreak.
With scant regard for the electricity bill, or the harm it's doing to the planet, we plan to sleep with the lights on for the next three months. Why? Because we've just had a couple of rounds with Elder Sign: Omens. By golly, this game is frightening, packed to the gills with demons, ghouls and other unspeakable fiends inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.