Author Archives: John Hoff


Bethesda’s Fallout Shelter to arrive at the Play Store next month

We should be used to this by now, as this is obviously not the first time a game has been introduced via iOS first before hitting Android. In some cases, the delay even takes years – so the 1 month delay of Bethesda’s “Fallout Shelter” mobile game coming from the Apple ecosystem to Android should not discourage Fallout fans out there.

Sony’s Xperia Z5 rumored to launch September, Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM inside

The reviews for the Sony Xperia Z4 were pretty underwhelming, especially with that weird “Japan only” market release. We kinda understand it now, in the wake of the overheating troubles of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. We want to believe that the stories are not true, but all evidences seem to prove otherwise. That may be the starting point of this new rumor that Sony will put out all Xperia Z5 devices in September – that is, the Sony Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 compact, and the Xperia Z5 Ultra.

Dolphin Emulator for Android to take advantage of 64-bit ARM technology

If you haven’t heard of Dolphin Emulator or are not sure of what it is really, we actually wouldn’t be surprised. Dolphin Emulator is a niche crowd type of software – originally an open-source emulator for Nintendo Gamecube and Nintendo Wii games on a Windows platform. Now they’ve been trying to bring the emulator to Android – “try” being the operative word – but the project has floundered so far because of the basic lack of computing power available on Android devices. But there is light at the end of the tunnel.

New Universal ADB driver works for 522 devices

For people who regularly tweak their Android devices, the ADB driver (Android Debug Bridge) is an essential element of gaining control over what goes on with the connection between the device you’re tweaking and your computer. But too many times, it is just a pain in the backside looking for a certain device’s official ADB drivers, or at least, an ADB version that works with your specific device. The developers behind the Universal ADB Driver aim to lessen the frustration by giving you a driver that will work with most devices.

Changes coming to Clash of Clans, level 5 dragons, anyone?

Supercell’s latest update to its genre-breaking massively multiplayer online (MMO) real time strategy game (RTS) “Clash of Clans” is a little bit bigger than what regular players are used to, so it would be wise to expect a good number of changes within the game with this update. Coming to the game specifically will be Level 5 Dragons (yes!), a new Dark Elixir factory, a second Air Sweeper from Town Hall level 9 among other little changes within the game.

CyanogenMod to release Gello, a Chromium-based browser

If there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that you will never run out of browser choices for Android – in the Google Play Store alone, you may possibly drown in all the choices you have for browser apps. Today we have an announcement that CyanogenMod – those guys behind your CM11 and CM12 custom ROMs – that they are working on “Gello”, a browser that is based on the open source Chromium code.

BlueStacks for Mac, running Android apps on your OSX

If you mentioned BlueStacks to anyone before reading this article, they would probably know about the Android emulator for running apps on a PC, of which BlueStacks claim that there are around 90 million users of their software on a Windows platform. That total is bound to increase, now that BlueStacks is announcing that their Android emulator software will now be available for Mac users.

Alcatel, Cyanogen’s Hero 2+ project gets scrapped in favor of future product

Device manufacturer Alcatel made the news at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in March that it was teaming up with software developer Cyanogen for the Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ phablet. It was supposed to be a next gen phablet with Cyanogen software running the show. We’ve just received news that both Alcatel and Cyanogen have announced the termination of this project in favor of a future product.