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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 influences MARVEL Future Fight update

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017

MARVEL Future Fight anniversary update.

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Causality Review

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017

A time-bending puzzler.

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Flyp Review

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Multiple numbers on one phone.

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How to build an online casino website

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 influences MARVEL Future Fight update

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 influences MARVEL Future Fight update

Apr 28, 2017

MARVEL Future Fight is marking two years in the game, and with the anniversary, we get some new Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired content.

WHAT’S NEW

Prepare for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Get new uniforms for Gamora, Star-Lord, and Rocket Raccoon inspired by the film!
Suit up with a special new Sharon Rogers uniform!
Recruit new agents: Mantis, Agent Venom, and Whiplash.
Discover GotG Vol. 2 themed stages and collect tokens or Tier-2 Advancement Tickets!
Compete against other alliances in Alliance Conquests.
Experience thrilling battles against stronger World Bosses in World Boss Ultimate!
Improved UI/UX convenience features

We certainly enjoyed the game when we tried it out.

The game remains available for free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

[Our MARVEL Future Fight Review]

Google Calendar adds connectivity with Google Fit

Google Calendar adds connectivity with Google Fit

Apr 27, 2017

Google Calendar is getting an update that allows it to tie-in more natively with Google Fit.

WHAT’S NEW

Connect to Google Fit so Calendar can mark fitness goals done automatically and schedule future times better. Check your progress with the new visual tracker.

Both apps are free on the Play Store.

Clue gets another update

Clue gets another update

Apr 27, 2017

Clue, the digitized version of the exceptionally popular game it gets its name from, is getting an update.

WHAT’S NEW

– Increased the amount of hint cards you receive from the daily reward
– Bug Fixes

It remains free on Google Play.

How to build an online casino website

The Exponential Growth of Online Casinos

The online casino industry is believed to have begun in 1994 when the Island Nations of Antigua & Barbuda passed the Free Trade & Processing Act, under which licenses could be granted to companies wanting to provide gaming services online.

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Since its humble beginnings, the online casino industry has grown exponentially and now is believed to be worth upwards of $ 450 Billion, with steady growth still being projected by observers.

The rising popularity of online casinos is not a sudden or unforeseen phenomenon just like the Review of the Online Casinos. Through the below-mentioned pointers, you would be able to understand the reasons behind its growth and popularity: –

● Anytime, Anywhere – Play your favorite games at a place and time of your choosing. Missing the monthly Vegas trip has never been more fun!
● High-End 3D graphics combined with immersive gameplay does provide the same thrill to the player right from his couch
● Various one-time joining bonuses offered by online casinos act as add-ons for the discerning gamer

The Stepping stones to get started

Below we will discuss the steps through which you can create your own Online Casino Website

1. Choose your Gaming Provider: – The Gaming provider you choose for your website will provide you with 2 important components, the Casino Software, and the Games.
The Casino Software is the backbone of your website, as it helps you manage your entire operational activity such as account management, payment processing, fraud management and marketing campaigns. Once you establish a robust management system to take care of things at the back-end, you need to choose the Games to be featured on your website, as these will form the major attractions and draw players in.

2. Obtaining a Casino License: – As an Online Casino operator, you will run into regulatory requirements when you are going to start your business. Thus you need to obtain a gambling license according to the jurisdiction you want to cater to.
Countries such as Curacao or Costa Rica are one of the cheapest places to obtain a license in, with the yearly fee being around 20,000 EU. Places like UK, Malta or Romania, however, can set you back by up to 150,000 EUR per year. While choosing the jurisdiction, you must keep in mind its reputation, the licensing requirements and the extent taxes applicable.

3. Setup your Payment Method: – With a good online casino, players want a seamless and well-integrated payment solution to set up their bets and redeem prize money. A robust payment system should have the following qualities –
● Multi-currency support to attract players from untapped markets
● Integration with all major e-merchants and e-wallets to facilitate smooth transactions
● Support for multiple payment solutions such as Credit and Debit cards
● Advanced risk management and fraud detection systems to ensure that the player and the house are safe
4. Website Design: – The design of your website should be such that it attracts prospective players and intrigues them to explore more. In terms of website design, the following are the Dos and Don’ts which need to be followed.

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The “Do’s” while Building an Online Casino

1. Seamlessly integrate different sections and pages on your website
2. Make sure sufficient information is provided at all necessary points
3. Ensure that the website content is drawn up by an expert who knows Search Engine Optimization so as to draw players from search engine results
4. Ensure support for multiple languages based on the market you are catering to.
5. Put in place a Google Adwords campaign that helps draw newer customers to your website

The “Don’ts” while Building an Online Casino

1. Clutter your site with unnecessary graphics which slow your site and make navigation cumbersome
2. Put up excessive advertisements which result in long loading times for games

How to Onboard New Players

Now that you have learned about the basic necessities of building your website, we will move forward to how you can promote and popularize your website.

Market your website – Just having quality games and a sound technical build is not enough if there are not enough players to get into the thick of the things. You need an efficient marketing strategy to draw players in. Launching new games every now and then, building up a little suspense before the launch and providing content based on current market favorites will help you with efficient marketing

Loyalty Programs & Promotions – Reward your customer for being loyal to you and he will keep coming back. Popular loyalty programs today include Signup Bonuses, Deposit Bonuses, Free Bets etc. These ensure that the customer feels that they are getting a better worth of their money and time on your website.

Promotions for seasonal events such as the NFL, Christmas makes sure the content on your website does not get old and boring for the average user. Above and over this, there is a need to introduce a VIP program for the high-value players so that they feel special for the money and time they invest on your website.

Challenges & Opportunities

The online casino industry is in a highly competitive state presently. With a number of players entering the market every day, you need to be one step ahead of the competition and bring customers in to sustain profitability. Moreover, as your website gets popular, it also attracts the attention of potential hackers who will try to breach your firewalls.
For any new player entering this segment, these challenges need to be tackled head on by keeping the content at a higher standard and ensuring foolproof backend optimization. A well-designed website with a careful selection of popular games can quickly skyrocket your online casino into a crowd favorite.

New puzzler Match Land arrives on Google Play

New puzzler Match Land arrives on Google Play

Apr 27, 2017

There’s a new match-3 puzzler in town… called Match Land.

This one comes to us from Race Cat.

Welcome to Match Land! Run a fantasy medieval market in this match 3 adventure!

Form a team of heroes then battle and catch critters to serve as ingredients for your fantasy food shops! Yum!

• NEW action/turn-based match 3 gameplay!
• Make multiple matches per turn to build up massive combos!
• Unlock and upgrade over 25 fantasy food shops!
• Form the ultimate critter catching team from 20 unique heroes!
• Battle through over 300 levels and 25 formidable bosses!

Match Land is free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

Check out the trailer:

Myst sequel ‘Riven’ drops onto Android

Myst sequel ‘Riven’ drops onto Android

Apr 26, 2017

When the true Myst port realMyst appeared on Google Play, we had to fight back tears of joy. Why? Well, when of the best PC games — like, uh, ever — makes its way to Android, it shows Android gaming has indeed arrived.

And hey, the goodness keeps coming. Say hello to Riven: The Sequel to Myst.

Yes, it’s the sequel… and it’s here for our downloading pleasure — on Google Play AND the Amazon Appstore.

Taking up where Myst left off, get to know the Age of Riven with meticulously remastered sights and sounds that lets you explore Atrus’ trap book, the Moiety intervention, the mag-lev ride, Jungle Village, Catherine’s prison, Gehn’s Age, the Wahrk throne, and all the mysteries of the island with just a simple touch or swipe.
The Riven Android app features:
* All of the original Ages and gameplay
* Bluetooth controller support for Android phones, tablets, and NVIDIA Shield
* Award-winning Riven score by Robyn Miller
* Full screen movies and animations, full music and sound effects
* Auto-save and multitasking, bookmark system to save and restore progress
* Advanced navigation – swipe to turn, zoom in anywhere for more detail
* Google Play Games achievements
* Hot Spot hints, Integrated Hint Guide

This one is a premium offering that can be had for $3.99.

Check out the trailer:

[via Cyan Press Release]

[Our realMyst Review]

Swype Keyboard gets language tweaks

Swype Keyboard gets language tweaks

Apr 26, 2017

Swype is one of the preeminent cross-platform virtual keyboards, and it is getting an update which is available for download now.

WHAT’S NEW

New in 3.1.0:
Hindi Transliteration – Swype now supports Hindi input using an English keyboard.
Languages and Keyboard Updates – Tatar Cyrillic, Tibetan, and Enhanced Sanskrit.
Various Fixes.

Swype is available for $0.99; there is also a free trial availble.

Tower Defense Generals gains new content via update

Tower Defense Generals gains new content via update

Apr 25, 2017

GameSpire’s Tower Defense Generals hasn’t been on Google Play that long, but has managed to gain a ton of players. Clearly, the game isn’t ready to rest on is laurels just yet.

It’s latest build has a bunch of new stuff.

WHAT’S NEW

– Added new campaign 3rd episode (Lava Hills).
– Added special equipment to use in battle: Airstrike, Fences, Mines, Base Defense.
– Added Trophies, collect them to unlock new Generals.
– All Generals are for free now. Trophies is also free collectible in battles.
– Added Battle Package, which include various equipment and also unlock Generals additional colors.
– Complete game re-balance.

The game is free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

Super Mario Run garners an update

Super Mario Run garners an update

Apr 25, 2017

We waited a long time — ages, it seemed — for Super Mario Run to arrive on Android, and now that it’s here, we’re happy to see improvements by way of updates.

The current builds tweaks some stuff and adds others; a cool addition is the ability to use a Mii characterization as an icon. The number of toads in one’s kingdom has been increased as well, and Google Play achievements are also included.

More specifically (per Google Play):

WHAT’S NEW

■The maximum number of Toads that can live in your kingdom has increased to 99,999.
■Player icon improvements. You can now display your customized Mii character from Miitomo to really show off your fashion sense! (Note: Miitomo is required to use this feature. Miitomo is not available in all countries/regions.)
■You can now find friends from your Nintendo Account.
■Google Play achievements have been implemented.
■Other changes and improvements.

Super Mario Run is available for free (with in-app purchases on Google Play).

Medici: a new app that connects healthcare professionals to patients

Medici: a new app that connects healthcare professionals to patients

Apr 25, 2017

In an increasingly disjointed world, one of the hardest things to do is to engage directly with one’s medical professionals.

Enter Medici, an app that looks to bridge the gap.

Medici comes in two pieces; one for patients and a companion one for healthcare professionals. Patients can request physicians sign up directly from the app.

Unlike telemedicine companies, Medici enables patients to communicate with their existing medical providers, creating an additional channel for patients and their doctors that allows for more customized and timely medical care through a single app.

Medici offers patients:
● An opportunity to eliminate follow-up appointments, unnecessary in-person visits, wait times and related costs;
● Peace of mind and timely responses to medical questions or potential emergencies that arise after-hours;
● An additional, direct line of communication with your medical providers, avoiding unnecessary phone calls, hold times and conversations with administrative staff.
● The ability to easily request authorized prescription refills;
● A centralized location for medical records compiled from the time a user downloads the app;
● An easy-to-use, transparent payment system integrated directly into the Medici platform.

Medici offers medical professionals:
● A HIPAA-compliant messaging tool that allows for easier management of patients, accessible from anywhere;
● Freedom to text with patients on the provider’s terms;
● An opportunity to increase patient retention and eliminate patient visits to urgent care centers, emergency rooms and telemedicine services;
● A compensation-based health care delivery model determined by the provider;
● A better work-life balance that allows providers the flexibility to determine their availability for patient communications via the app;
● Reduction of overhead from administrative costs associated with medical practices.

Medici’s founder and chief Clinton Phillips references broken systems and solutions. “The current healthcare model in the U.S. is fragmented and frustrating for both patients and their medical providers,” he says. “Medici focuses on reinventing the doctor-patient relationship and reforming how healthcare is practiced and delivered by offering patients and medical professionals a more streamlined and compliant system of communication and record-keeping.”

Med2You’s medical chief Thomas J Kim talks about patient care. “Medici recognizes the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, which is quickly diminishing due to unnecessary burdens placed on medical providers today,” he says. “Medici offers providers a unique opportunity to care for their patients on their own terms without the effort, cost and time of conventional service options.”

The app is available for free on Google Play.

‘Family Guy Freakin Mobile Game’ launches on Google Play

‘Family Guy Freakin Mobile Game’ launches on Google Play

Apr 25, 2017

Jam City and FoxNet have paired to drop Family Guy Freakin Mobile Game — based on the Family Guy animated show.

Follow Peter, Lois, Stewie, Brian, Chris, Quagmire, Cleveland… and Meg on a debaucherous journey through Quahog. Put on your big kid pants because this isn’t your typical candy-coated match game. Time to crush on a whole new level. Filled with absurd hilarity and fun challenges, Family Guy: Another Freakin’ Mobile Game is a must-have for fans of animated shows.

Game Features:
LET’S PLAY WITH MATCHES: Match, swap, and play 160 challenging levels featuring your favorite characters and hilarious moments from show.
ENDLESS FODDER FOR FANS: Classic storylines from Family Guy with all-new antics updated regularly.
4 OUTRAGEOUSLY FUN GAME MODES: Fill drinks for Peter, Collect condoms for Quagmire, Uncover makeup for Meg, and more!
BOOST YOUR GAME: Make epic matches using boosters like the Kitty Crossbow, Space Displacer, and Bullet Breaker.
COMPLETE LIMITED-TIME QUESTS: Earn collectibles that can be used to unlock iconic character costumes, coins, boosters, Family Guy storylines, and more.
GO HEAD-TO-HEAD: Battle the Giant Chicken, Jerome, and other characters in epic boss battles.

The game is available for free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

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My App Addiction: Samsung Pay

My App Addiction: Samsung Pay

Apr 25, 2017

NFC payments are not all that.

To be fair, the whole mobile payment thing has not lit me afire. I get the whole digital wallet thing, but the truth is, they are only as useful as the raw number of places they can be used. Stateside, the number is not very high. Contactless payment adoption is taking a little while to catch on

Procuring a Galaxy S7 edge allowed me to re-acquaint myself with Samsung ecosystem within an ecosystem; one major piece that I initially ignored completely was Samsung Pay.

Seen one, seen em all, right? I was find not using it, because I didn’t have a need to.

Until I did. I lost my wallet, a day before a major business trip across the the country. Major hassle, because I could not postpone the trip.

I had the card numbers and details, and felt fairly confident that the wallet was lost somewhere safe (at home). I figured one option would work: attaching my cards to Samsung Pay.

What supposedly sets Samsung Pay apart from the other options — like Android Pay and Apple Pay — is the fact that it goes beyond NFC functionality; it uses a magnetic system that simulates a physical card sliding through a a card reader. This means, in theory, that Samsung Pay can be used with “regular” card readers… that means readers that the competition cannot.

To cut a long story short, I was able to make it on my trip. My cards made it to me, yes, but I kept on using the service. In practice, it worked in most places I tried it; outdoor gas station card readers were very iffy, but department stores and eateries worked well. I like that I don’t have to use the fingerprint reader for authentication, and the promotions are an added plus.

It isn’t perfect, no. You need one of the relatively few Samsung devices AND a supported financial institution to make use of it. Still, Samsung Pay is a big reason I am seriously considering sticking with the OEM for my next daily driver.

Causality Review

Causality Review

Apr 24, 2017

Simple puzzle games are always potential charmers, and Causality is a new-ish one we couldn’t turn away from.

To start out, the gameplay shows up as being relatively easy. You, the player, take control of an astronaut stranded on a weird world, and look to get him to safety.

But these are very, very weird lands. Weird creatures, landscapes and such, but especially weird happenings: multiple instances of self that the player comes across while traversing the playing area, and the ability to go back and forth in time.

The multiple instances manifest as several astronauts, which start to appear after the first few cursory, introductory levels. The main idea is to guide the astronaut along the tricky squared path to an end square, at which point the level ends.

Soon, one has to deal with the first “extra” astronaut; with the use of the direction buttons, one can play around with which path to make them take. Solving the puzzles sometimes means getting to a button which opens a path, and then figuring out how to double back to get to the endpoint.

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The game also makes use of time limits, so doing solving before time runs out is key. If failed, one can reverse time to try another sequence of movements.

The game goes on and on, gradually increasing in difficulty, with more space gear-clad pieces making their way onto the playing area. The main goal remains; get the different colors from point A to the color-matching end square, avoiding all obstacles in the way.

If it feels a bit like the Go series of games, the familiality will be delightfully excused; the time manipulation concept works well to create interesting solutions. Because of the design, one is also able to correct mistakes at the point of creation, and also play around with different paths.

It plays as easy as itis to get into it, and has plenty of levels available.

Mixvibes’ Remixlive gets an update

Mixvibes’ Remixlive gets an update

Apr 24, 2017

Remixlive – drum & play loops is a musical dream; the app allows creatives to simulate track laying and mixing on mobile devices.

It’s getting an update:

WHAT’S NEW

// IMPROVED IMPORT OF SAMPLES
You can now set manually the bpm when importing samples, or change it after.
You can specify & change key of samples, especially for imported samples.
// TUTORIALS:
You asked them, we are doing them: NEW sidebar section containing tutorials.
The tutorials are on the sidebar menu on the left, just below the Import Sounds section.
Free to ask questions in the comments section of our video tutorials.

The app remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

Chrome Remote Desktop adds audio-listening functionality and more

Chrome Remote Desktop adds audio-listening functionality and more

Apr 24, 2017

For folks on the go, Chrome Remote Desktop can be a lifesaver; the app/utility allows users to tap in remotely to Windows and Linux machines with Chrome browser installed from Android devices and Chromebooks.

We certainly have an affinity to it, to say the least.

Now, the app gets a bit more useful with some new additions and tweaks to the Android application.

The latest build allows users to listen to audio hosted on Linux and Windows computers, it also adds new disconnection methods, and adds some other touches.

Per Google Play:

WHAT’S NEW

• Listen to audio from Windows or Linux computers.
• Remove unwanted connections by long-pressing on the computer name.
• Smoother pinch-to-zoom and two-finger scrolling.
• New Help & Feedback screen.

It remains free on Google Play.

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Justice League Action Run Review

Justice League Action Run Review

Apr 24, 2017

As DC looks to close the mindshare gap between it and the other guys, consumers have been blessed with all sorts of content, especially movies. With those movies (and the burgeoning DC/Justice League Universe), ge get the almost ubiquitous movie tie-in mobile games.

Like Justice League Action Run, based off of the team and Cartoon Network show Justice League Action.

No mystery here… it’s a three-laned runner, yes, but looks to step beyond that simple descriptor with a bunch of enjoyable gimmicks.jlar3

At the beginning, the game leads you on a learning journey. Pick your noble champions from a stable that includes the Man of Steel, the Dark Knight, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Firestorm. But wait… you get to pick three stars for each run? Interesting. Yes, each hero has cool abilities, and it’s possible to “switch” during a run.

The runs themselves are fun to get into, and the missions help spice up the familiar fare. One mission might be to collect items with a time trial, another to “follow” a baddie fir a set distance without getting tripped up. As hinted at, there are special powers that can be triggered, and there are several times it pays to be aware of a changing perspective.

Sometimes, the hunter becomes the hunted…

New characters can be unlocked, there are boosts, leveling and challenges. The game even tosses in boss fights for good measure.

Visually, the game does a good job of bringing Metropolis, Gotham City and Darkseid’s fiery Apokolips to life, with the characterizations being

Now, the game mostly manages to avoid the trap that most three-laned runners seem to fall in: swiping around, over and beneath obstacles has been done so frequently and so well that it’s stuff to set a game apart from the crowd. The elements in Justice League Action Run aren’t necessarily genre-defining, or unique, but they are placed well together, and feel almost natural in the DC Universe that the game is immersed in.