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Adobe Photoshop Mix Gets Advanced Features via Update

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016

Adobe Photoshop Mix gets update.

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Fantasy RPG Eldrian Legacy is available on Google Play

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016

If you like your RPGs with a healthy dose of fantasy, and a few giant dragons for good measure, then you’ll want to check out JoyCity’s new release, Eldrian Legacy, on...

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TacticalPad Pro Review

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A soccer coaching tool.

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Fantasy RPG Eldrian Legacy is available on Google Play

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016

If you like your RPGs with a healthy dose of fantasy, and a few giant dragons for good measure, then you’ll want to check out JoyCity’s new release, Eldrian Legacy, on...

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Adobe Photoshop Mix Gets Advanced Features via Update

Adobe Photoshop Mix Gets Advanced Features via Update

Jul 21, 2016

Adobe Photoshop Mix is tacking on some advanced features that are available now.

Per the Play Store:

WHAT’S NEW

COMBINE MORE THAN TWO LAYERS
Create more complex images now that you can combine up to five layers in a single image.
SOPHISTICATED BLENDING
Control layer opacity to seamlessly blend images for realistic or artistic results with new Blend Modes.
UNLIMITED SELECTIVE LOOKS
Apply as many Selective Looks as you want to each image layer to get just the effect you want.

The app remains free on Google Play.

Fantasy RPG Eldrian Legacy is available on Google Play

If you like your RPGs with a healthy dose of fantasy, and a few giant dragons for good measure, then you’ll want to check out JoyCity’s new release, Eldrian Legacy, on iOS and Android. It’s got more heroes than you can shake a sword at – 37, to be exact – and plenty of strategy and stats for you to rethink for hours as you put together your ultimate team.

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Each of the champions comes from one of 6 elemental backgrounds, and each one has their own strengths and weakness. And you’ll need to level them up with the Soul Stones you collect to keep them buffed up and ready for the next battle.

You’ll be sending your team out to battle in a bunch of different modes, like Tower of Souls, Adventure and Battlefield of Glory, so there’s plenty to sink your teeth into if you’re looking for something to really eat up your life.

Of course, you may have been so excited already about Eldrian Legacy that you pre-registered for the game. If so, what are you waiting for? You’ve only got 7 days to claim your free 600 diamonds, 20,000 gold and 50 energy, so don’t delay!

And even if you didn’t pre-register, you should still grab the game for free on the App Store or Google Play right away.

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1105803339

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joycity.eldrianlegacy

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Slack Gets an Update

Slack Gets an Update

Jul 18, 2016

Slack is getting a pretty cool update that is rolling out now.

Per Google Play:

Slack 2.14.0 Release Notes:
Highlights:
• Many much-desired additions to Calls: including Bluetooth support, symbols to indicate who is actively speaking, added support for receiving emoji while on a call, and, best of course: Added support for /call slash command. Type it, then talk. Easy peasy.
• The User is Typing setting will now show you when a team member is currently… wait for it… typing.

The app is free.

[Slack Changelog]

Blood Brothers 2 ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ Event is Live!

Blood Brothers 2 ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ Event is Live!

Jul 17, 2016

We talked about and it’s here: DeNA’s popular RPG Blood Brothers 2 has an in-game Ghostbusters-themed event going on right now! yes, as in the current major motion picture reboot.

Details? Here ya go:

GHOSTBUSTERS x Blood Brothers 2 – quick facts
· Two in-game events – one is live now, the next starts July 28

· Characters from both the new and the classic films will be making appearances

· Mayhem, Slimer, Rowan, Egon, Vigo, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man will be featured in the game

· Story: Galbraith, a recurring anti-hero in BB2, has escaped from the Netherworld and unleashed a wave of undead activity across Arnashia and decides to recruit spirits from Ghostbusters to bolster his own forces.

· Blood Brothers 2 is a strategic battle game with a strong focus on character abilities and evolution

The current goodness runs through July 20th; the game remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

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UNO & Friends is Getting a Ghostbusters Themed Update

UNO & Friends is Getting a Ghostbusters Themed Update

Jul 17, 2016

It’s officially the Summer of Ghostbusters (the reboot), and Gameloft’s UNO & Friends is getting in on the fun with a uniquely themed update.

Per the official presser:

This Ghostbusters themed update has a number of features to commemorate one of the most iconic movie franchise of all time. Players will have the opportunity to play as a real Ghostbuster and collect limited-edition Ghostbusters avatars from the new and classic movies. Then take on four haunted New York locations and show the angry apparitions how they do things downtown. Players will also be able to collect and raise memorable ghouls and ghosts from the movies, such as Slimer and many more!

Gameloft’s Sales & Marketing SVP Baudouin Corman mentions the special aspect of the Ghostbusters franchise. “We are very enthusiastic to collaborate with Mattel and Sony Pictures Consumer Products to offer players a brand new UNO™ way to play by immersing them into one of the most iconic universes of all time” he says.

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

Some artwork and the update trailer are below:

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AccuWeather Gets New Theme and More via Update

AccuWeather Gets New Theme and More via Update

Jul 17, 2016

Premier weather utility AccuWeather is adding some cool new things via update.

One new feature is a new visual tool — Future Radar — which gives the user a look at precipitation in the very near future.

More below (per the press release):

Today, AccuWeather has released an update to its Android app, which provides customized and localized weather information with Superior Accuracy™ to help users make informed weather decisions throughout their day. AccuWeather’s updated Android app includes the following:
Future Radar – Access up to 2 hours’ worth of Future Precipitation Radar visuals in the maps section of the app.

Dark Theme – Enjoy AccuWeather’s app in both light and dark modes. With the Theme set to automatic, the app will switch to dark mode at night and back to light mode during the day.

Graphs – Temperature and Precipitation graphs have now been added to both the Hourly and Daily screens.

These exciting new additions join existing features – like AccuWeather’s patented MinuteCast® forecast, which provides the only global minute-by-minute precipitation forecast for a person’s exact street address or GPS location for the next two hours – offering the latest in weather information and forecasting.

AccuWeather has both pro ($2.99) and free versions on Google Play.

Satechi Multi-Port USB Charging Station Hardware Review

Satechi Multi-Port USB Charging Station Hardware Review

Jul 13, 2016

Satechi is back with a long lasing charging option: the Satechi Multi-Port USB Charging Station.

The review unit Satechi highlights the piece in its retail form: black in color, shaped like a soft-edged brick with a fairly small profile (4.5 x 2.75 x 1.13 inches) and somewhat light less than 8 lbs. The box itself contains the main unit, power input cable and documentation. There is also a white option.

The main unit has the company logo in white on the one broad side, and regulatory icons on the other. The one short base has a power input and a separate power button (with LED), and the other is filled with six USB output slots. It isn’t a looker by any means, but the secret to its advantage lies in the aforementioned outputs.

See, six outputs is great in an increasingly mobile, power hungry world, but this unit has two of the ports serve as unique Type-C output slots, while four are the “regular” Type-A slots.

All we seem to hear about is the eventual migration to Type-C devices; indeed, we’ve already begun to see several devices sport the new-ish standard. With this, on paper, one is covered for multiple devices that have either type charging requirement.

Setup is intuitive; one has to supply the cables, and once that is done, it is a simple matter of powering the thing on via the button. Business.

Specs-wise, it is a 60W station with 12A total out; it uses a smart auto-detect functionality to ensure individual devices get the best charging juice possible. In practice, we did throw numerous devices at it — simultaneously, even — and the unit held its own.

It’s fairly affordable unit (at $29.99), but the true value may actually lie in the latent advantage; even if one doesn’t have several Type-C devices, this piece is fairly future proof. It works with one has now, and can be used even when Type-Cs have taken over the mobile world. It is also fairly portable, which gives it even more functionality. The space-saving component is priceless. It doesn’t have the muscle of the 7-USB Dock, but this one still does its job well.

Just another day in the life of Satechi.

Iconic Hip-Hop Group De La Soul Drops New Track for ‘Angry Birds Action’ Update

Iconic Hip-Hop Group De La Soul Drops New Track for ‘Angry Birds Action’ Update

Jul 13, 2016

Ha ha hey…

De La Soul, one of the most successful synonyms for longevity in the music industry, is helping along Rovio’s pinball caper/movie tie-in game Angry Birds Action! with its current update.

Almost more noteworthy is the fact that each of the three members of De La Soul is also getting a “birdified” characterization and will be appearing in this refresh in a limited time event.

More on “The Big Pig Update” is below:

The Big Pig Update to Angry Birds Action! treats players to a new De La Soul track “Action,” specially composed by the group for the game. The update also brings a one-week event hosted by the hip-hop pioneers in their birdified form, granting all players unlimited energy as a special power. “Action” marks the first time De La Soul have created music specially for a game.

Additionally, the Big Pig Update adds 90 completely new levels and unlocks Piggy Island for all players. Previously, the Piggy Island area in the game could only be unlocked by going to see The Angry Birds Movie in theaters.

Fascinating stuff; per the press release, we hear De La Soul also has a new album coming out — the first time in more than a decade.

Angry Bird Action! remains free (with in-app purchasing) on Google Play; check out our review.

Super Stickman Golf 3 Review

Super Stickman Golf 3 Review

Jul 12, 2016

When it comes to making mobile game sequels, I imagine its tough, especially if the preceding game was a hit of sorts. Building something that is familiar, but also compelling enough over its predecessor can be a difficult proposition. On the one hand, creating a whole new title does give a developer an opportunity to put something out that is current with regards to trends, but on the other hand, we gamers can be very tempermental. Do NOT mess with what works.

Sequels to sequels? Oh my.

Super Stickman Golf 3 is finally here, and it has a lot of legacy to live up to and, hopefully, build upon.

Once again, the player takes on the persona of the ubuiquitous stick figure; again, it’s armed with clubs and is tasked with navigating some very interesting designed golf courses.

The graphics make the game, really; the game utilizes a lot of telltale green to begin, plus other colors that provide nice contrast further on. The animations are clean and effective, and altogether, the game looks familiar with a dash of the whimsical.

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The control mechanism remains virtual; one button serves as a shot power meter, and is crucial with regards to getting the right amount of force on a shot. There are direction buttons that one can use to be the perfect flight path, and other visual tools as well (such as spin).

The gameplay is easy to get into, especially versus the game engine: get the ball into the hole in as few strokes as possible. The fun is in the getting there, because, as noted, the courses almost defy physics in places. There are nooks and crannies to to avoid, and some that one might actually have use. The game incorporates “bux” in places, and these are great to get, but are not always conducive to the main goal of minimizing strokes. Cards can be collected, and the “hat” system is pretty cool. There are a few multiplayer options one can get into, and extra courses one can access.

It’s a sequel’s sequel, in that it stands on its own, but is a pretty compelling franchise extender too. It needs little by way of tutorial, and is playable on the go.

For all those closet golf savants, this is it.

En Masse Entertainment branches out with an Android version of RTS title Battleplans

Having been released exclusively for iOS systems last month, Battleplans is now available for players who prefer Android systems, from the Google Play store. iOS players haven’t been forgotten either, with a brand new update released at the same time.

Battleplans uses a simplistic take on the often-overlooked genre, by combining addictively simple controls and an aesthetically pleasing layout, opening up the title to players of all generations and abilities.

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The iOS update sees the introduction of a brand new character in the form of Taigar the Huntress, who holds the Mystical Stag special ability and has quite the intriguing sleeping situation: she opts for trees…

With the game offering real-time integration, the opportunities become endless and the title truly becomes about skill advancement and progress, which can be monitored with the handy playback feature that the game includes.

Speaking of the game themselves, CEO of En Masse Entertainment, Sam Kim, told us: “Battleplans provides a fresh, new spin on real-time strategy games and fills a need in the marketplace.

“Players will find themselves immediately getting to the
fun elements of an RTS with easy controls to build heroes and squads, as well as scalable resource management – all of which lends for a great experience while trying to outsmart your enemies.”

Catch the game yourself from Google Play.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Rawr Messenger Makes its Way to Android

Rawr Messenger Makes its Way to Android

Jul 8, 2016

We can now include Android on the list of select platforms that Futurefly’s Rawr Messenger: 3D Avatar Chat supports.

App details:

Rawr Messenger brings awesome moves to messages; Create your 3D self and unleash a totally new level of expression with friends. HUG, DANCE together or FISTBUMP to hammer a message home! Join Rawr and watch your texts explode into life. FREE* to download and available for iPhone.
• AVATAR – Create your 3D self, pick your look from the wardrobe and snap a fun selfie.
• MESSAGING – See you messages come to life as they are performed by your 3D self.
• NEW FRIENDS – Globetrotter connects Rawrers around the world – it’s like modern day Pen Pals.
• EMOJI – Take your emoji game to a whole new level with emoji effects.
• BACKGROUNDS – Change chat backgrounds and hang out in cool locations.
• WEATHER – Use the weather effects to change the environments in chat.
• STORE – Grab exclusive trending and partner items.
• FREE* – Rawr uses your internet connection (2G, EDGE, 3G, 4G or WiFi (when available). In App purchases available.

HeroCraft’s ‘Zombie Town Story’ Launches on Google Play

HeroCraft’s ‘Zombie Town Story’ Launches on Google Play

Jul 8, 2016

Zombie Town Story is a new game that combines several elements.

Game details per Google Play:

The walking dead have taken over the world. Mad scientists create horrible monsters in their secret labs. Marauders and ex-soldiers fight among the ruins of desolate cities. And the rest of humanity is simply struggling to survive.
Zombie Town Story is full of adventures in a world ravaged by the zombie apocalypse. Each of the game’s episodes tells its own story. The direction of the plot depends on the decisions you make along the way. Do you help the little girl and her kitten in trouble, or do you just walk past? What do you give the robber? Do you shoot a friend infected by the zombie virus or not?

What is Zombie Town Story? It’s hundreds of puzzle levels where you find food and supplies to help you survive. It’s dozens of weapon types, from chainsaws to sniper rifles, to use in your fight against the undead and mutants. And it’s long hours spent unraveling the dark secrets of the world of the walking dead.

Game features:

– your decisions determine the direction of the plot;
– earn supplies and equipment in puzzle levels;
– choose your weapon to fight the undead;
– solve the mystery of the zombie virus.

The game is free with in-app purchases; check out the trailer below:

Michael Bublé MP3 Album ‘To Be Loved’ is Free on Google Play

Michael Bublé MP3 Album ‘To Be Loved’ is Free on Google Play

Jul 8, 2016

A treat for Michael Bublé fans!

The Canadian crooner’s 2013 album To Be Loved (his eighth) is available for free on Google Play in mp3 form. The album contains some collaborations and several covers.

Here is the track listing:

1. “You Make Me Feel So Young”
2. “It’s a Beautiful Day”
3. “To Love Somebody”
4. “Who’s Lovin’ You”
5. “Somethin’ Stupid”
6. “Come Dance with Me”
7. “Close Your Eyes”
8. “After All”
9. “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?”
10. “To Be Loved”
11. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”
12. “Nevertheless (I’m in Love with You)”
13. “I Got It Easy”
14. “Young at Heart”

Individually, the tracks would cost more than $18. No word as to how long this offer will last, so get it now!

[via Slickdeals]

Crab War Launches On Android and iOS

The Crab War App is a brilliant new game about a courageous army of crabs empowered by mutilation, driven by revenge and bent on building a powerful strategy that destroys the reptiles that seized their homeland.

This game a creative hub of appealing artwork and 80 uniquely designed crabs, offering not only a beautiful blend of colour and imagination but the chance to truly personalise your gaming attack.

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You’ll grow to love the little guys that hurl themselves at the giant, scaly beasts that gobbled up their home.

The controls are simple and each attack is merely a tap away, but there are chances to learn how to master multiple swarm attacks. The games customisations add something a little different and sets this game apart from average clicking games.

The methods used for vengeance are limitless, use them wisely. Customise your army with powerful abilities and work with up to 18 diverse talents.
The game is challenging and engaging and there is more to discover than just the wide range of powerful mutations and rewards in the form of precious gems and rare artefacts.

The game has access to 30 unique crab queens and others the chance to partner with fierce allies including the golden ray.
Is it all enough to finally defeat over 50 petrifying reptiles that grow in strength and intelligence just as you do? Find out by downloading Crab War now!

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App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/crab-war/id1024875461?ls=1&mt=8
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appxplore.crabwar

This article is sponsored as part of Steel  Media Preferred Partners.

Monopolise on JoyCity’s pre-register event for Eldrian Legacy

If you’ve heard about JoyCity’s imminent fantasy-based RPG release, Eldrian Legacy and, consequently, find yourself impatiently awaiting its drop in July, you’ll be pleased to hear about their pre-register event.

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The event offers players a delectable bounty of 300 diamonds, 10,000 gold and 50 energy in order to get that helping hand upon the game’s release. To cash in on these, you must visit the event page as linked below, enter your email address and then log into the title within 7 days of its release on the 14th.

In addition to this, you can also retrieve a further 300 diamonds and 10,000 gold for the game by sharing the event page with your friends through your profile.

The game itself offers a number of play modes, including Adventure, Battlefield of Glory and Tower of Souls, which all revolve around the basic premise of training up your team through the collection of Soul Stone.

With 37 playable characters, your biggest decision is who will work best with whom, and capitalising on this to ensure that your party remains the strongest in the land. Due to the characters falling under 6 differing elements, they all have their own strengths and special moves that will complement some characters more than others. It’s up to you to work out who’s who.

Pre-Register Event Page: http://goo.gl/pHmSNA
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/eldrianlegacy.en/

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Duck Hunting 180° Launches on Google Play

Duck Hunting 180° Launches on Google Play

Jul 7, 2016

Brutal Studio’s Duck Hunting 180° is now officially available on Google Play.

Duck Hunting 180° brings you into the hunt up close. Using your device’s gyroscope you can have a 180 degree field of view and a personal 3D interactive feeling. Tilt your phone or tablet to find the ducks and shoot away! Contrary to 360 degree views, you can play comfortably on a chair or couch without the hassle of wearing any head gear.

A simple shooting game where you try to shoot as many flying ducks as you can, then share your high score with friends. As you progress there will be more and more ducks to shoot, increasing the difficulty of the game. And if the game is well received we will add some new guns and upgrades to improve your hunting skills.

MAIN GAME FEATURES:

180 DEGREE FIELD OF VIEW
Tilt your device up, down, left, right to scan the sky for incoming ducks.
TAP TO SHOOT
Simply aim your scope on the birds and tap to shoot.
HIGH SCORES
Try to shoot as many ducks as you can and submit your score.
ACHIEVEMENTS
Try to unlock all the achievements.

Brutal Studio is at the ready to update the game with more content — and even create more games like this — if this title is well received.

The game is free.

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