I want to throw my arms up and cheer! Finally, the days of searching for Facebook and finding dozens of fake Facebook apps are hopefully behind us. Microsoft is finally making it against the Windows Store policy to make apps that are titled and have tiles to mislead customers into thinking it is an official popular app or game. Continue reading
I know we are a Microsoft focused site, but a good deal is a good deal. The ever popular game by PopCap, Plants vs. Zombies is being given away for FREE for the next few hours at the time of this writing! So, if you are reading this, grab it now if you have an iPhone, iPod, or even an iPad. This app goes is usually sold for $2.99, but it’s free now! Grab it while you can!
***APPLE’S APP OF THE WEEK – NOW FREE!***
Winter is fading away, and spring is quickly approaching… just like that horde of zombies!
Dig into one of the most popular games ever on iPhone and iPad. Discover the joys of pelting zombies with peas and mulchifying zombies all around your house. Best of all, it’s free!
WINNER OF OVER 30 GAME OF THE YEAR AWARDS*
“Truly ingenious” – New York Times “Titles this good don’t come around often” – Destructoid “Editor’s Choice – 9/10” – IGN
Plants vs. Zombies™ was spawned from the fertile minds that created Bejeweled®, Peggle®, Zuma® and Bookworm®.
Get ready to soil your plants as a mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home. Use your arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants — peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and more — to mulchify 26 types of zombies before they break down your door.
50 FUN-DEAD LEVELS Conquer all 50 levels of Adventure mode — through day, night, fog, in a swimming pool, on the rooftop and more! Replay levels in the all-new Quick Play arena.
NOT YOUR GARDEN-VARIETY GHOULS Battle zombie pole-vaulters, snorkelers, bucketheads and more. Each has its own special skills, so you’ll need to think fast and plant faster to combat them all.
SMASHING FUN Try to survive all 9 unique levels as you battle zombies hiding in vases. It’s smashing fun!
SMARTER THAN YOUR AVERAGE ZOMBIE Be careful how you use your limited supply of greens and seeds. Zombies love brains so much they’ll jump, run, dance, swim and even eat plants to get into your house.
FIGHT LONGER, GET STRONGER Earn 49 powerful perennials and collect coins to buy a pet snail, power-ups and more.
GROW WITH YOUR GAME Earn 44 awesome achievements and show off your zombie-zapping prowess.
COIN PACKS Need coins for great new stuff? Buy up to 600,000 coins right from the Main Menu.
MORE COOL FEATURES – Full Retina display support—zombies have never looked prettier. – Compatible with iOS 4 multi-tasking. – Loads of performance enhancements and bug fixes.
*Original Mac/PC downloadable game.
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More Apps from PopCap: BEJEWELED® – Match sparkling gems in the world’s #1 puzzle game. PEGGLE® – Clear the orange pegs in this epic blend of luck and skill. BOOKWORM® – Feed your appetite for fun in THE brain-tickling word puzzle game. CHUZZLE® – Slide and match cute, cuddly — and surprisingly explosive — furballs. BEJEWELED® BLITZ – Enjoy one minute of endless gem-matching awesomeness.
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Today I want to share with you an app we blogged about earlier in 2012. This originally was an YouTube downloader app. Now, it has been updated to support turning even offline videos to mp3 audio format. Furthermore, the update now includes a more touch friendly layout of YouTube. Originally, it only was a wrapper to the YouTube website.
This app can be very useful if you want to download a YouTube video as audio to listen to offline. This is very useful if you want to listen to a Podcast on your, say, mp3 player. The audio download size is much smaller than a lengthy video (which podcasts tend to be). This app is also handy if you want to download audio files or music that is under creative commons or under public domain. Although this app allows you to download any YouTube video, do keep in mind the copyright laws. Please do not download music videos or movies that you do not have permission to download. Continue reading
Whether you are a Half-Life fan or have never played Half-Life you are in for a treat. Today marks the day Black Mesa is released to the world. Black Mesa is a complete remake, with hugely improved graphics, original new sounds, and new voices, of the famous Half-Life, that was released in the late 90’s. Half-Life was a revolution in first person shooters and gaming in general, introducing new ways of integrating story in a first person shooter games. When I go back and play the old game, I keep realizing just how impressive the game, even today, is. Continue reading
This is the moment you have all been waiting for, folks! Windows 8 Release preview is here, and you can download it now.
I recommend installing the release preview directly from within Windows, if possible. I recommend you do this even if you plan to do a clean install. Running the setup program directly from an existing installation of Windows will give you the most possible options and also make the process of downloading and installing much faster.
One of the most annoying things about installing desktop apps on Windows is that they take you through a huge process of unnecessary steps. These tedious steps involve clicking through “Next”, “Next”, etc. most of the screen have option we never need to touch, like choosing a install destination. Furthermore, many installer also require you to go through screens that asks you to install other, unnecessary, software (also known as crapware), where we would have to uncheck items to prevent from those software from being installed.
- blinkbox (UK): blinkbox gives access to a wide range of movies online. With more than 10,000 movies titles movie fans can watch their favorite films immediately with no additional subscription required.
- iHeartRadio (U.S.): Listen to more than 800 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast radio stations from 150 U.S. cities with iHeartRadio.
- MSN Video (Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico and UK): MSN brings you the latest breaking news, sports, celebrity gossip and more from around the globe.
- MSNBC.com (U.S.): MSNBC.com bring you the best of NBC News, MSNBC, Fox Sports, Access Hollywood, original programming and more, on-demand and up-to-date 24/7/365.
- MUZU.TV (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and UK): MUZU.TV the music video site, offers nearly 80,000 music videos at your command. Brand new releases from the world’s biggest artists, great music videos from every decade, up and coming bands and the latest music news and interviews.
- Rogers On Demand (Canada): Rogers On Demand provides select TV shows and movies to everyone for FREE. Rogers customers can also catch up on their favorite premium programming anytime, from anywhere in Canada.
- SBS ON DEMAND (Australia): SBS ON DEMAND is a catch up TV service that lets you watch full episodes, of your favorite SBS television programs.
- TMZ (Canada, U.S.): Your all-access pass to the latest TMZ entertainment stories and breaking news videos everyone is talking about!
- RTVE (Spain): Complete episodes from series, news programs, documentaries and the best Spanish audiovisual content from RTVE.
- Verizon FiOS TV (U.S.): Get Verizon FiOS TV with 26 live channels like MTV, Spike, Food Network, Comedy Central, HBO, CNN and Nickelodeon – with more to come. Plus with Kinect, change channels with your voice.
- YouTube (Available in 24 countries globally**): From your favorite web original video to gaming tips, a universe of compelling content is available through YouTube on Xbox LIVE.
I am especially excited about the YouTube app! I had been dying to see YouTube videos on my 360. I will give it a try once I get home tonight. It seems as though UK is also lucky, as they seem to be able to watch thousands of movies for no additional subscription costs! I am not a cable subscriber, but if you are a Verizon FiOS TV customer, you may also find these new apps compelling.
Apple Inc. released a press detailing that over 100 million apps from its Mac App Store has been downloaded in less than one year! The Mac App Store is Apple’s attempt to bring the very successful App Store experiences for iOS devices to the Mac. The Mac App Store doesn’t include iOS apps, but users can discover and install Mac Applications in just one click.
Apple also announced that the iOS App Store hosts over 500,000 apps, with over a billion apps downloaded per month! “App Store, which now has more than 500,000 apps and where customers have downloaded more than 18 billion apps and continue to download more than 1 billion apps per month.”
As with the iOS App Store, the Mac App Store makes it very easy and safe for customers to find applications that they may find helpful and fun. The store ensures that applications are functional, has good quality, and is free from malware. Finally, the store also make installing the application easier than it had ever been on the mac.
The Mac App Store is not the first app store experience for the desktop. Ubuntu offered this experience with the “Ubuntu Software Center” on many Linux-based Operating Systems. However, Apple’s App Store has proven to be the most popular to date. Microsoft is also working to implement an App Store experience in the next version of Windows.