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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New ComiXchat app turns your messages into a comic strip

A new messaging app has been announced today at New York Comic Con which will turn your conversation with friends into cartoon-strip style conversations. ComiXchat launches today and works a bit like WhatsApp, but your conversations will end up looking more like the above. Once you've signed up, all you have to do is pick…

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First Android apps arrive on Chromebooks

Back in June at Google's IO conference, the company made a surprising announcement: Soon it will be possible to run Android apps on Chromebooks - Google's cheapo laptops that run Chrome OS. The day has finally come. The company has added four popular Android apps to the Chrome store: Duolingo, Evernote, Vine and Kids Sight…

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How to watch US sports (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL) in the UK – updated for the 2014/15 season

Have you ever wanted to watch baseball, basketball, ice hockey or American football on your TV? For UK viewers it can be difficult to figure out just how to do it – though there’s a growing popularity of American sport in the UK, events have conspired to make it a possibly maddening experience to watch.…

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James O'MalleyHow to watch US sports (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL) in the UK – updated for the 2014/15 season
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Sony releases “underwater” apps for waterproof phones

One of the most talked about features of the Sony Xperia Z2 is the fact that it is waterproof. This means that it can take a dunk under water and still be fine. To promote this, Sony has released six apps designed for use underwater. Whilst not earth-shattering, they do sound fun. According to Geek,…

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James O'MalleySony releases “underwater” apps for waterproof phones
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The Skep-Tech: Is Google’s removal of “Bomb Gaza” censorship or just the right thing to do?

Yesterday we reported on some horrendous games that had made their way on to to the Google Play store. "Bomb Gaza" and "Gaza Assault" amongst others were games themed around the on-going conflict on the Gaza Strip. Hey, at least Call of Duty had the decency to give it a few years, guys! As you…

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James O'MalleyThe Skep-Tech: Is Google’s removal of “Bomb Gaza” censorship or just the right thing to do?
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Almost 10% of Android apps are malware: report

Thinking of switching form iPhone to Android? You might want to think again. It seems that as many as nine per cent of Android apps – that's almost one in every 10 – are fully or partially malware, according to new research. The figure comes from Cheetah Mobile's security report for the first half of 2014. Cheetah…

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Stuart O'ConnorAlmost 10% of Android apps are malware: report
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Virgin TV Anywhere launches on Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire and Virgin Media users have reasons to smile this afternoon: Virgin has just launched its TV app on Amazon's app store, making it available on most Kindle Fire devices. The app is analogous to Sky Go - offering 91 live TV channel streams and over on-demand content from most major providers. Virgin is…

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James O'MalleyVirgin TV Anywhere launches on Kindle Fire

Samsung Galaxy Tab S unveiled – coming to the UK in July?

Samsung has announced its latest tablet: The Galaxy Tab S. Coming in two sizes – 8.4" and 10.5", the new devices are the company's new flagship tablets. Whilst it isn't hugely different from previous devices, the company has emphasised the…

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James O'MalleySamsung Galaxy Tab S unveiled – coming to the UK in July?