Flappy Bird found hiding in Android Lollipop

How about this? Hidden in the depths of the next version of Google's Android operating system is a clone of the wildly popular Flappy Bird. As one developer uncovered, tapping on the version number in the "About" menu in settings, triggered the game: Unlike regular Flappy Bird, the bird has been replaced with an Android…

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James O'MalleyFlappy Bird found hiding in Android Lollipop
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The Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

  Microsoft has again been forced to pull a patch to prevent nasty side-effects, according to The Register: "The patch that aimed to add 'SHA-2 Hashing' to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has instead raised some concerns among Redmond's customers. The company is therefore 'investigating behavior associated with this update' and…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning
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“Will.i.am”‘s “i.am PULS” “smartwatch” coming to the UK on O2

Noting that Bono is getting a little bit too much coverage in the tech press, younger challenger for the title of "person who you assume is a bellend but can't really explain why", musician Will.i.am has announced details of his forthcoming smartwatch, known as the "i.am PULS". Yeah, with that spelling. The watch is somewhat…

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Top 5 phones for selfies

Which phone is best for taking the perfect selfie? That's the question we put to some mobile experts in the light of the HTC Desire EYE announcement. Read on to find our top five selfie phones. Huawei Ascend P7 Huawei's flagship phone is an impressive piece of kit. Here's why…

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WATCH: What will Google call Android L?

The next version of Android - version 5.0, codename "L" - is due for release rather soon indeed, and the promotional campaign has already started. Following in Android's (sugar) rich tradition of naming releases after snacks, Google has made the video below of the naming "auditions". What do you think it will be called? Give…

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Google Glass will now show your mobile notifications

Google has released a software update that has Glass showing your phone notifications - making Glass genuinely useful! The update works using the same principles as an Android Wear smartwatch: When you receive a notification from an app, such as a WhatsApp Message, Glass will alert you - and it appears it will tap into…

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Don’t wait for the Apple Watch – here’s 7 smartwatches you can buy BEFORE Christmas

The Apple Watch isn't due to hit stores until early next year so what are you supposed to do if you want something smart on your wrist in the meantime? As luck would have it, Apple isn't first on this - there are already plenty of smartwatches out there. Here's our pick of…

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James O'MalleyDon’t wait for the Apple Watch – here’s 7 smartwatches you can buy BEFORE Christmas
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Original Hudl gets a price cut to £79

Tesco has slashed the price of its first tablet - following the announcement of the Hudl 2 a couple of weeks ago. The original 7" Hudl is now £79 - and for the price you still get a not-too-bad device: 1.5ghz processor, Android KitKat and 16GB of storage. Presumably Tesco will be stopping Hudl 1…

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HTC One M8 gets “HTC EYE” camera improvements

Good news for HTC One M8 owners: Your camera is about the get better. So last week HTC revealed a 13 megapixel Selfie phone, which in addition to beefed up hardware has a raft of software and apps to make the most of your photos. Excellently, HTC is rolling out these software improvements to M8…

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James O'MalleyHTC One M8 gets “HTC EYE” camera improvements