Author Archives: Ida Torres


Pinatas come to Plants vs Zombies in newest content update Summer Nights

When you think of plants and zombies, or rather plants against zombies, you automatically think, “This needs some piñatas to make it better!” Okay no? But the folks over at EA and Popcap decided that a summer themed content update to the apparently still popular Plants vs Zombies 2 should have piñatas, and lots of them. The Summer Nights theme is rolling out with more new angry plants, brain-hungry zombies, and even shimmery sparklers.

Rovio finally releases Angry Birds 2, now on Android

When reading our headline, you might say, “What? I always thought there was like Angry Birds 10 already out there!” But apparently, we’ve had a lot of iterations or special editions like Angry Birds Space, Rio, Friends, Seasons, Star Wars, Go!, Transformers, Fight, Stella, and many others, but we’ve only had one real Angry Birds game. That is, until now. Angry Birds 2 is now here and they’re “Bigger. Badder. Birdier” than ever.

Specs of Galaxy S6 edge+ camera leaked before August 13 launch

We’re just a few days away from August 13 which is the expected launch date of the phablet, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (together with the Galaxy Note 5). So many leaks and rumors have been making the rounds of tech and gadget websites the past few days, and now, India’s export tracker Zauba has reportedly gotten hold of the specs of the upcoming device, confirming that it is just a bigger version of the current Galaxy S6 edge.

Google brings Internet to Sri Lanka through balloons with Loon 

A lot of us constantly complain that their Internet service provider is too slow or that they’re not getting their money’s worth with their mobile dat plan. While we are not saying we can’t complain (and we should of course, if they’re not giving what they promised), but we should also remember that there are people or countries who do not have Internet, let alone decent Internet, at all. Google now has a new project called Loon, and the first country that they’re bringing these Internet-laden balloons is Sri Lanka.

UK Amazon Prime users can now enjoy free music at no additional cost

While Amazon Prime users in the US have almost always enjoyed the perks that come with the membership at no additional cost, like one-day delivery, video streaming, access to Kindle’s Lending Library, etc, some have only been recently able to enjoy the other benefits. The Prime members in the UK are now in for a treat as for the first time, they will be able to experience access to Prime Music, where they will enjoy streaming music from Amazon’s library of over a million songs.

Google Translate update brings 20 more languages to visual translator 

It’s not exactly a secret, but not a lot of people know the secret weapon of the Google Translate app. Most users just type in text in the app that they would like to be translated to another language or copy paste something from a website and translate it to their native language. But you can also use its visual translator for images in a language other than your own and it will translate it to your own. The latest update brings 20 more languages into the visual fold.

Brazilian police value stolen prototype of Xperia C5 Ultra at $12M

If you think that stealing a prototype of an upcoming gadget is a piece of cake, think again, especially if you live in Brazil. Whoever was caught with a stolen prototype of the soon to be announced Sony Xperia C5 Ultra will not just be faced with jail time (we assume) but probably a hefty fine as well. That’s because they have valued the prototype not at the supposed market price but rather on the development cost of the device, which is at $12M.

Curate your favorite photos in VSCO with their new Collections feature

We’ve kind of always known that VSCO would not simply remain a photo editor, although it is a great one (some would say, it is actually the best). It was inevitable that they would turn into something like Instagram, or maybe something even better. The newest feature for their mobile apps, including Android, is something called Collections, which allows you to re-share the photos you discovered on the app by adding them to your timeline.

Protect Android devices from Stagefright by disabling MMS auto-fetch

Android users had a rude awakening earlier this week when news of the Stagefright vulnerability spread like wildfire across online news outlets. And unlike previous hoaxes or paranoid false alarms, this one is actually legit and should cause worry for those running Froyo up to Lollipop, which is basically 95% of devices now. But while Google still hasn’t given a patch fix to carriers and OEMs, we need to start protecting our devices from this devious hack. Lookout has one easy suggestion: disable your device’s MMS auto-fetch.

Vault your way to victory in Vault! now out on Android

If someone asks what your favorite Olympic sport is, you’ll probably answer something like swimming, gymnastics, or football. We doubt if you’ll answer pole vaulting (unless you’re an atheltics enthusiast or an actual pole vaulter) since it isn’t the most exciting sport to watch. But if Olympic pole vaulting was anything like this new Android game called Vault!, then more people would probably watch the sport. Of course then a lot of people would be injured or even dead, so it’s a good thing it’s just a digital game.
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