Play and learn with Vocabulary.com

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Vocabulary.com is a website, but it’s also a newly-released iOS app. The app has a few interesting features, as it helps you learn SAT and ACT words by playing a game. Vocabulary.com (a questionable name for an app, I will admit) also provides a fantastic dictionary. The app is well designed, and runs smoothly. For $2.99, it’s a great way to brush up on your vocabulary skills.

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Behind the sales numbers of Badlands

Behind the sales numbers of Badlands

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Badlands is one of my personal favorite games on my iPad, and on mobile devices in general. The game features simple controls, and beautiful art. Gamasutra went behind the scenes, and spoke to its developers about how it has sold on the various platforms. (more…)

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Flappy Bird is coming back

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Flappy Bird is going to return to the App Store (and Google Play Store) at some point, according to the developer. Gawker discovered the statement on the developer’s Twitter feed, in response to the question of a fan.

At this point, the whole situation feels ridiculous. Still, if you somehow missed out on the Flappy Bird drama before, you may yet be able to experience the thrill of the game, at some point.

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Angry Birds Epic soft launches on App Store

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Rovio has soft launched Angry Birds Epic in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The latest game in the ever-so-popular Angry Birds franchise, available now for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, is an RPG style game that involves turn-based battles, the exploration of Piggy Island, upgrades, weapons and more. Do note that the fourth-generation iPod touch and other older devices are not supported…  (more…)

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition to get bigger worlds, wolves in upcoming update

Minecraft-Pocket-Edition-IconDaniel Kaplan of the Mojang team has published a blog post outlining a slew of upcoming changes to Minecraft: Pocket Edition, and many exciting new features are seemingly to come including the ability to generate much larger worlds. Other announced changes include better overall AI for the game, an updated inventory, and “a bunch of other things.” As you can see in the screenshot after the break, it appears as if Mojang intends to bring the wolves/dogs we’ve known from the PC version of the game over to mobile devices as well. (more…)

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Threes discussion and strategy thread

Threes discussion and strategy thread

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My latest App Store obsession is Threes, and I’ve created a thread to discuss strategy and tips for the game. The game itself is currently available for $1.99 on the App Store for both the iPhone and the iPad. I highly recommend it, and if you already have it, feel free to post your high score and any tips you may have!

 

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Flappy Bird clones hit a wall: Apple now rejecting rip-offs

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The Great Flappy Bird Saga of 2014 seems to finally be at its end. After the massively popular game was pulled from the App Store (and Google Play) by its developer, Apple is apparently now rejecting blatant rip-offs and clones of the game. (more…)

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QuizUp updated with iPad support

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QuizUp has been updated with support for the iPad. The game involves competing with a friend or stranger by answering trivia questions on various subjects. It was previously exclusive to the iPhone. The iPad version is similar to the iPhone version, but it obviously makes use of the larger screen. QuizUp is also planning an Android version that is due to be released later this month.

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Angry Birds or Flappy Bird?

angry-birds-iconAngry Birds and Flappy Bird are two storied apps for iPhone that have each been downloaded millions of times, but how do they stack up against each other?

Does the overnight success of Flappy Bird dethrone Angry Birds as one of the best games ever for iOS devices, or are they on the same level?

Have your say and we’ll feature our favorite responses in this post.

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