Forbes’ interview with Flappy Bird creator

Another interesting story regarding Flappy Bird, and this time we get to hear what the developer himself thinks about his app’s success, and his choice to pull the app from both the App Store and Google Play. Forbes sat down with Dong Nguyen to discuss the hit game. (more…)

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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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Flappy Bird creator receives death threats after pulling the game from App Store

Flappy Bird LogoIt has been an interesting few days to say the least for Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen. Since just minutes after tweeting that he would be removing the ever-so-popular arcade game from the App Store, the Vietnamese developer has faced significant backlash from frustrated users on Twitter. Some fans of the game have even gone as far as threatening to kill Nguyen for his impromptu decision to remove the app. Just a little over the top, perhaps…  (more…)

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iPhones with ‘Flappy Bird’ installed are fetching exorbitant prices on eBay

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Flappy Bird was the a staggering success on the App Store — until the developer decided to remove it, likely due to a massive amount of feedback it was generating, and thus the increased stress. However, that wasn’t before many people had it installed on their devices. Now, scalpers entrepreneurs are selling their devices that have Flappy Bird installed for insane prices — some in excess of $5,000. (more…)

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‘Threes’ is the best game I have on my iPhone

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Threes, a new game on the App Store that is currently available for $1.99, is an absolute blast to play. I bought the game last night, and I have been playing it ever since. If you enjoy games that take some thought, time, and strategy, check it out immediately. There are no in-app purchases, just a one-time, upfront cost of $1.99 — though that price will go up soon.

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Snapchat vulnerability can cause iPhones to temporarily freeze

Snapchat logoAccording to cyber security researcher Jamie Sanchez, a vulnerability exists in the Snapchat app that allows for iPhones to be targeted with denial-of-service attacks. Each message that is sent over Snapchat has a token to verify user identity, although a glitch allows for a hacker to use the same token and send thousands of messages to a Snapchat user in a matter of seconds…  (more…)

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How to: Theme Flappy Bird with Winterboard

mzl.xqyzscwo.175x175-75Flappy Bird is the current iOS gaming fad, and as many iFans users have pointed out, it can be very frustrating. If it’s so frustrating, though, why don’t we have a little fun? A few artists have decided that Flappy Bird’s default art is a bit boring, so they’ve used Winterboard to theme the game to look like Canabalt, Nicholas Cage, and more. Follow after the break where we’ll walk you through how to theme Flappy Bird into being Super Mario Bird, Flappy Doge, Flappy Cage, or CanaBird. Or, if you’re a real Flappy Bird enthusiast, you could give all four custom Winterboard themes a try.  (more…)

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What’s your Flappy Bird high score?

What’s your Flappy Bird high score?

mzl.xqyzscwo.175x175-75Flappy Bird, a free “pick up and play” game for Android and iOS, is taking the internet by storm. The game isn’t high quality, but it has a very addictive–yet frustrating–game mechanic. After playing for about 30 minutes my high score was 7. What’s your high score? Head over to the comments and let us know.

 

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Have you tried the Beats Music app?

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Beats — a brand known throughout the world for their iconic red headphones, exorbitant price, and questionable quality — recently moved into the streaming music world. Beats Music, which offers functionality most akin to a paid Spotify account, has various features which make it worth looking at. Have you looked into this app, or are you content with your current music solution, be it Spotify, iTunes, or something else?

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