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New, Affordable Acer Chromebook 15 Model Launches

New, Affordable Acer Chromebook 15 Model Launches

Oct 17, 2016

Acer has some of the best Chromebooks around, and its latest news should definitely be of interest: it has refreshed its Chromebook 15 line.

Better yet, the new model can be procured from leading retailers — including Walmart, today — starting at $199.

Just in time for the holiday season.

Impressive, when one considers the 15.6 inch screen (with 1366 x 768 resolution), advertised 12-hour battery life and promised Google Play support. It packs an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, built-in 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, SD card support… and 100 GB of Google Drive storage bundled in.

Amongst other features.

Acer America’s Mobility AVP Chris Chiang is enthusiastic about the device’s affordability. “The new Acer Chromebook 15 is going to be a big hit with holiday shoppers this year – it combines the most sought-after features – a large display and incredibly long battery life – at a price that makes it a desirable and affordable gift,” he says. “The Acer Chromebook 15 was a game-changer when it debuted in 2015 – and now we’re able to provide the winning combination of large display, long battery life and affordable price to even more customers.”

We’ve been playing with one of Acer’s 11-inch Chromebooks, and have been kept interested thus far.

As noted above, the CB3-532-C47C can be purchased at Walmart now.

Kingdom Warriors Receives “Master Warlord” Update

Kingdom Warriors Receives “Master Warlord” Update

Oct 17, 2016

Snail Games’ RPG adventure Kingdom Warriors is getting an update that is available now.

Per the update presser, the new build — dubbed the Master Warlord Update — tweaks some mechanics. This includes general deification, a strengthened world boss, new battle instances and new mounts.


The latest version of Kingdom Warriors introduces a number of unique game mechanics, including:
– General deification: Divine Diao Chan, Divine Dian Wei, Divine Guan Yu, Divine Lu Xun, Divine Zhang Liao, Divine Hua Tuo, Divine Zhuge Liang, and Divine Lu Su
– Strengthened world boss
– All new battle instances added
– New mounts added: Red Rabbit, Scorching Day, Thunder, and Elk

The game remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play; check out the updated trailer:

Magician’s Handbook: Cursed Valley is Free on Android

Magician’s Handbook: Cursed Valley is Free on Android

Oct 17, 2016

G5’s Magician’s Handbook: Cursed Valley is available for free on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore for a limited time.

This BC Soft Games hidden object adventure details a caper about enchanted books, dark magic and the quest to lift spells. It has handcrafted backgrounds, a couple of game modes, mini-games and more than a dozen levels to get lost in.

As with most G5 offers, this one won’t last forever; it runs now through October 23rd.

Limelens Smartphone Lens Review: Looking Anew

Limelens Smartphone Lens Review: Looking Anew

Oct 15, 2016

The truth of the matter is that our smartphones aren’t becoming converged devices; they’re already there. GPS, computing, casting… heck, flashlight and measuring tool. The unique uses are becoming more ubiquitous by the day.

Taking pictures is a major one. Look at the image wars… every smartphone iteration packs bigger and better image capturing hardware and software. In my case, I found I hadn’t charged my relatively expensive camera in months. Not the camera’s fault, really; my smartphone camera is fine, it’s always with me, always (just about) charged and has better sharing tools to boot.

Then, when you toss in some cool accessories like the Limelens Smartphone Lenses, you get a chance to really take snaps that set them apart.

The review packet reflects the tidy retail manifestation: a zip-up lime and (mostly) green pocket case, two lenses, three clip/holders, stickers, cleaning paraphernalia and documentation/instructions. The lenses included were The Thinker – Dual Macro / Wide Lens and The Captain – Supreme Fisheye Lens.


Now, the trick is to get the clip in place, and this depends on the particular device’s camera’s orientation; Limelens’ documentation and site provide instructions. With the clip adhered to the device, one can get one of the lenses and slide it in.

Then it’s time to have fun.

The pictures do get exhibit the expected effects.

One cool aspect to the whole setup is the expansibility. Limelens compiles a list of compatible hardware… stuff like cases that work with the solution. After the initial play with the lens, I decided to try the setup with a case listed on the Limelens website made by Amzer. The placement of the Limeclip mirrored that of the case-less device, and with a little prep, I had, in essence, a semi-permanent Limelens accessory.

All in all, I really came to enjoy the add-ons. They are practical, easy to setup, and fun. They won’t replace high-powered dedicated image hardware, but they aren’t really designed to.

Ingress Gets Tweaks via Update

Ingress Gets Tweaks via Update

Oct 14, 2016

Before Pokemon GO — yes, time existed before that runaway hit — there was an augmented reality thriller called Ingress, made by the same studio, no less… and it continues to see updates.

The current build (per Google Play) adds permission for raw GPS access; it also allows players to access Ingress Investigation from the community tab.

The full changelog can be seen on Google Play.

We did enjoy this game immensely when it first arrived a few rains ago, and have kept an eye on its improvements and enhancements.

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

WOOSH! Screen Cleaner System: Killing the Grime

WOOSH! Screen Cleaner System: Killing the Grime

Oct 14, 2016

Consider my main device. Hardworking device it is, and so it sees a lot of my fingers. I even read dinner recipes off of it while cooking. Salt, pepper, Old Bay seasoning — swipe screen, scroll down — parsley, Mrs Dash, etc. I can’t primp without good music, so it maybe gets a smudge of lotion every now and then. It has my coaching plans on it, so between shifting cones and dodging dirt, I have to consult it. And then, Suzy needs to call her parents who are running late.

Wait… Suzy has a cold? Hmmm…

Or, check out my main business machine, a Windows Tablet. it has an Android emulator, and is plugged to a big screen, so I use it a lot. I often disconnect it and use it… along with the rest of the family. Hey, YouTube via HDMI is great family entertainment.

Bottom line? I hate to admit it, but my screens get nasty. Icky. Disgusting. Hey, I do try to clean it up, but good tools are not always readily available nor effective. Our screens our yucky — yuckier than toilet seats, we’re told — and need to be redeemed.

Enter WHOOSH!, a cleaning system that looks to cut the crap. Literally.

The review Newbie Starter Kit package contained two bottles of cleaning fluid (a 1-oz bottle and a more mobile 0.3-oz one), plus two, orange-ish Antimicrobial Microfiber Cloths. It’s use is logically gleaned, and we got right to is.


First, we used it on on my daily driver phone. the misted output from the bottle allows for the fluid to not pull in one spot, but also might lead to some waste. In any case, the cloth cut through the dirt impressively, surprisingly so.

The trick is in the components. The fluid is non-toxic, and the makers are happy to let folks know it contains no alcohol or ammonia. The cloth feels durable in hand, and is advertised as being treated with anti-microbial agent that further helps in cutting down in the spread on microscopic gunk.

One neat aspect is the fact that the cleaning cloth can be reused; they can be washed and hung out to dry.

The solution comes in different tiers (ranging from $10-$35); one cat single products or bundles including the fluid, cloth and even branded canned air. The set we reviewed (pictured above) retails for $30.

Chalk this up as one of those cool products that actually seemingly outperforms its premise.

Clean away!

Google Maps Adds Tighter Integration with Google Calendar

Google Maps Adds Tighter Integration with Google Calendar

Oct 14, 2016

Google’s Maps – Navigation & Transit is getting better interlinking with Calendar and Gmail in its latest update.

Now, when one visits “Your Places” in the app and proceeds to the “UPCOMING” tab, future events (and data like hotel reservations should show up. It pulls the information from Google Calendar and Gmail.

Also on tap is the ability to see food and drink photos in a business’s details and photo gallery; this should be great for, say, eateries.

Lastly, reduced bandwith is used for place details on 2G/3G networks.

The app remains free on the Play Store.

Narcos: Cartel Wars Review

Narcos: Cartel Wars Review

Oct 14, 2016

How many of you, when you were sat there watching the critically acclaimed Netflix series Narcos, thought to yourself ‘this show would totally work as a Clash of Clans clone?’ I would have guessed the precisely 0 people thought this. I would have guessed wrong.

This is because Narcos: Cartel Wars is exactly that. Someone thought this would be a good idea, someone got a development team together and someone made this game. In fairness, it’s a pretty solid Clash of Clans clone but also in fairness, do we actually need another Clash of Clans clone?unnamed-2

You start off with a base and it’s up to you to build up your compound say that it eventually contains more buildings that make you more money. It’s not all about the money though. This is a game called Narcos after all, so you need to make sure you’re making plenty of ‘product’ too. Once you’ve made enough ‘product’ you can then ship it off and a real-world timer ticks down whilst your plane sets off to distribute your ‘product’.

The Clash of Clans comparisons continue in every aspect of base building, with ‘builders huts’ being premium items and three currencies all being involved in the expansion of your base. Just like Clans you need to place mines, watchtowers and other defences so that you and your base stay safe whilst your not playing.

Straying away from the clans formula is the way that you fight. To start with, you have one transport boat. Each transport boat has a ‘Sicario’ who is assigned to it and each ‘Sicario’ has their own unique troops and you should be able to guess at how the troops operate. Quick but weak gunners, slow but strong grenadiers, etc.

This is now the part of the review where, ideally, I’d talk about more of the unique features of Narcos: Cartel Wars. This is where, Ideally, I’d reveal a special mechanic that allows you, the reader, to forgive the game for its blatant emulating of an already established mobile game. This, sadly, is not an ideal situation.

Narcos: Cartel Wars does absolutely the bare minimum to make it unique. This game essentially is Clash of Clans but with a new lick of paint. Why that lick of paint is a critically acclaimed drama, I have absolutely no idea. This is about as fitting a tribute to Narcos as Candy Crush is to Downton Abbey.

I’m not saying Narcos: Cartel Wars is bad but what I am saying is that its design is lazy. This game, this EXACT game has been made dozens of times before and this whole title seems like a cynical cash-in on a popular TV show by simply remaking a popular mobile game.

It’s fine but it’s been done before. It’s been done many, many times before.

Henry the Cloud Arrives on Android

Henry the Cloud Arrives on Android

Oct 14, 2016

Henry the Cloud is a new game from Dual Cortex Gaming that recently launched on Google Play.

This game is all about guiding a cloud through the sky, looking for goodies and avoiding dangers. There are unlockable characters and items, as well as leaderboards.

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

Stellacept Online Gets Update

Stellacept Online Gets Update

Oct 13, 2016

Uniquely named RPG thriller [SF]Stellacept Online[MMORPG] is getting a good-sized content update.

The details, per the press release, revolve aroumd a whole new mission:

Plenty of new weapons and a new mission have been added with this update.
The mission is a time attack called [Tensa Mayor Evolution] and which takes place on the special planet Capitata.
The monsters of this mission have some unique attack patterns.
The rewards are random items as well as exclusive creation materials.
Aim for the best time by cooperating with your friends and guild member.
Moreover, higher types of weapons have been implemented to defeat these new monsters.
This update will make your character stronger!

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

Nitro Nation Online Revs Up New Content via Update

Nitro Nation Online Revs Up New Content via Update

Oct 13, 2016

Creative Mobile’s Nitro Nation Online is unveiling a new update that is available now.

This update brings a lot of new stuff… and we do mean a lot. We’re alking about new kits, new cars, a new driver, a new race track and more.

The game also has a new menu design, and Toyo Tires shows as a new event sponsor.

“The new lobby is fast,” says Lead Game Designer Ilia Mikailov. “The flat design gives quick and simple access to the main game options. We designed the new framework to be agile, so that we can continue adding new UI features in the future.”

For more update details, check out the Google Play changelog while downloading/updating.

Nitro Nation Online remains free (with in-app purchasing) on the Play Store.


Metal Shooter Review

Metal Shooter Review

Oct 13, 2016

Every now and then, it’s okay — no, its necessary — to dabble in something that takes you back. You know, a retro-ish game. Say, like Metal Shooter.

This one is fairly intuitive. Our Rambo-ish champion looks to be guided from left to right, but to do so, he has to overcome a bunch of enemy commandos in various manifestations. Our guy is primarily armed with a gun, and is capable of a melee attacks.

The playing area defines the gameplay. It works in landscape orientation, in 2D, and as such, really evokes an old school feel. The graphics are rich, the terrain distinctly military, and the sounds help complete the arcade presentation.

The playing area is also platformed, such that the player might need to move a level or two to navigate or move on.

The control system involves a multi-faceted joystick nestled on the one side, and a set of attack/weapon buttons on the other. The joystick allows one to control the height of the weapon bursts, as well as the direction of the movement of the controlled character.


The gameplay isn’t hard to comprehend. As mentioned earlier, one has to navigate enemies and platforms, and these enemies can shoot back. There are “regular” obstacles too, and one has to avoid being killed while taking them out and moving on. There are bosses, and the terrain and enemies get crafter the further one gets into the game.

All in all, it comes together well. I like the continuous action, and it has a comfortable feel. The joystick was a bit of a letdown i think, as i feel a few more actions could have been derived from it.

Still, Metal Shooter does a good job of bringing together several gameplay elements; as a platformer, it does well, and the added pieces — like the battling — make it that more interesting.

Android Pay Now Allows for Payment with Non-Default Card

Android Pay Now Allows for Payment with Non-Default Card

Oct 13, 2016

Android’s built-in payment system Android Pay is getting a quick overhaul via update.

Now, users can make payments with a card other than defualt; also, the update squashed some bugs.

Android Pay remains available for free on Google Play.

Gmail Improves Search on Non-Google Accounts

Gmail Improves Search on Non-Google Accounts

Oct 13, 2016

​Gmail for Android is looking to encourage Android users to use it with email accounts from other providers with its latest update.

It promises faster search results online or off, even with non-Google accounts.

Per the Play Store, it’s also easier to add accounts.

Lastly, the development team did some bug extermination.

Gmail remains free on Google Play.

[via Google Play]

Get ready for the adventure of the year with Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery’s Halloween update

Good news for anyone who loves Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery – MyTona is releasing a brand new Halloween update.

While the original title was released in July last year, the brand new update is taking on a spooky Halloween theme, and looks set to breathe a brand new lease of life into the game.


Set in the mysterious city of Darkwood, you’ll have to free the townspeople from the dark curse that’s trapped them within the city borders. By solving cryptic puzzles and completing terrifying trials, you’ll collect objects that will get you closer to uncovering the dark secrets of the city as you go.

In the newest version of the game, you’ll get to explore the brand new “dark square” location, along with the 28 original settings. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get to win the special holiday themed casket that’s jammed full of cool new prizes including, stickers, seasonal avatars even a talismans that help with energy regeneration.


Just make sure you keep your eyes peeled for any monsters that might be lurking about, as the night of Halloween eve grants special powers to the ghouls of Darkwood – so keep a look out for the special items that can be used to banish them straight back to hell.

With so much to look forward to, and even more platforms to play on – including iOS, Mac, Android, Windows and Amazon, plus a planned release for Facebook, Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery looks like it could be a real force to be reckoned with.

You can download Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery for free from the App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, or Amazon Appstore.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partner’s.

AirJamz Makes its Way to Android

AirJamz Makes its Way to Android

Oct 12, 2016

​Zivix has launched the AirJamz companion application on Google Play. This allows the app, formerly an iOS exclusive, to be enjoyed by the millions of Android users that use the Play Store.

AirJamz is a fun, app-enabled bluetooth guitar pick. The app is the utility that provides the connection to smartdevies. Via the app, players can download and get to it. It boasts more than 100 instruments and sounds, including iconic guitar riffs, air drums and more.

The app also allows for more than 25 songs to be played alone or with up to 4 players.

Zivix chief Ed Cannon talks about the universal appeal of the app. “AirJamz is an entirely new way to make music and sounds instantly that is just plain fun,” he says. “Whether you’re using it on your own or battling your friends and family on game night, there is something for everyone.”

The app is available to select Android devices on OS 5.0+. It is free (with in-app purchases).

The AirJamz toy is $49.99 on Amazon.