Tenuously tapping back into the Olympics spirit like some Daley-esque bandwagon diver, it seems we’ve once again reached the end of the weekly marathon here in the Life of Android and, yeah, that’s right, further, faster and harder than any other, we’ve taken Gold. But before we launch into a weekend double-whammy of debauched celebration, slamming shots of sherry, gorging on Foie Gras and play fighting with foreshortened people, it’s probably best we take a brief look back over the week that was. So, in a gravelly American accent now:
Previously on Life of Android…
Following a total remake of the classic Mars-memory mover from back when Arnie Swarzenegger wasn’t guvnor of California and still had a human heart, the new app of the new movie from Jump Games aims to get the paranoia pumping as this first-person rail shooter challenges you to re-find your facilities and fight your way to the uncover the Ultimate Truth – the only thing that doesn’t taste of chicken is chicken and mushroom Pot Noodle; or something similar. Faintly remembered full review here…
Shoot the Zombirds
Summer’s here, the Olympics are in full flow and Lily Allen has changed her stage-name to Lily Rose Cooper, so naturally you’ll want to feel a part of it all by assuming the role of a pumpkin-headed scarecrow with a crossbow, hell bent on stopping zombie birds from flying off with your pumpkids, won’t you? No? Not even close? Well, regardless, with autumn well on its way, it’ll soon be Halloween, so here’s an horrifically humorous heads-up on fiends of a feathered variety.
Given all the international scraps we’ve been picking since the early 2000s, you might think you know all about contemporary warfare, weapons of misdirection, and the tidiest ways to clean out a Tora Bora cave complex, but if the somewhat cynical world of this war-mongering MMO is anything to go by, we’ve got it all wrong. More mercenary than military, build your base, field your forces and attack anyone you please in return for a cache of cash: Yup, this is Modern War!
mPowa Makes Money on the Move
Kicking off Monday with a bit of fresh muscle for your mobile money, we explored the cool card scanning, cash converting world of mPowa – a nifty free app and gadget combo for the busy business-person on the go that’s capable of taking payments on the fly and popping them directly into your nominated, existing account instantly. Swift, secure and serving up spreadsheets, cash in now.
Daily Mail Immigrates onto Android
Not enough stress in your life already? Need to know on an updated basis what the Mail thinks about house prices, Princess Diana, Britain’s bankers, foreigners and how anyone with a beard is a potential terror-doer? Then you’re in luck! The world’s largest newspaper website now has an Android app, bringing the lunacy of the likes of Liz Jones straight to your smartphone. Should you want it…
Trojan Tricks Olympics Hopefuls
Proving that absolutely nothing is sacred when it comes to the sub-human, smartphone-sabotaging, scamming and spamming scum that populate the malware microcosm like germs in some online sewer, we discovered via GFI Software on Wednesday that several Russian websites have been masquerading as mobile app stores and pushing Trojan-toting fake versions of the London 2012 – Official Mobile Game app onto the unsuspecting, Putin their personal data right at risk. Putin? No? Suit yourself. You have been warned.
Apple and Android Neck-and-Neck in Europe
A story summed up in a headline that kind of betrays the entire entry, Thursday brought news that Android had closed the activation gap on Apple across all Europe to just 2%. The report compiled by the Berlin-based madvertise showed that the open source OS had gained a sizable 6% on its iRival since December, putting it on course for an overtake before the year is out…
Official Android Blog Goes Live
After an age of vague updates via nothing more than the Google Mobile Blog, the autocrats over at Android have decreed that the OS shall henceforth have its very own blog. Live now and rapidly filling with facts about the latest moves within the mobile platform’s province, go and check it out; and then come back here and tell us how much better we are. There may be a prize in it for the most obsequious suck-up. It’s utterly unlikely, but we just thought we’d dangle that carrot.
We’re out of here now, off to embrace the weekend like a long lost relative who’s returned to our lives suddenly and far richer than they were when they left. Have a weekend of wonderment and we’ll see you on the other side. LOA out!