An official Pokémon game has been released in the App Store, and...
...it's a Candy Crush Saga-like puzzle game.
But don't kick it just yet, Pokémon Shuffle has quite a lot to offer.
Pokémon Shuffle originally started out as a free Nintendo 3DS eShop title where the player assumes the identity of a Pokémon trainer who travels across the land collecting and capturing the mysterious creatures known as Pokémon. Sounds familiar, right? But in this game, instead of battling Pokémon head-to-head, you must solve puzzles within a certain move or time limit in order to weaken the wild Pokémon. During the puzzle battle, players must switch Pokémon across a grid so that three or more line up to form a combo. The Pokémon's type is taken into account, with some being super effective, doing more damage to the target whilst other types suffer an attack penalty if their type is weak against the wild Pokémon. Some wild Pokémon have special...
So some nifty developers have come up with a way to get malware to access sensitive data on your machine (specifically targeted on OS X in this case). Essentially, you install a program (never a good idea to run ANY installer you're not familiar with), but there is a step where the installer asks you to grant permissions to something in your Safari extensions... This includes Keychain information... Well, instead of waiting for the user to click on dialog box, it maps the cursor to where the "Allow" button is and clicks for you! How convenient! Those rat bastards!
Moral of the story, don't install anything you're not familiar with on your computer!
Unless you have an Apple Watch or Pebble that is. The support for wearables has gone up quite a bit. With the flood of and sheer number of available Android Wear devices out there, the support on iOS will definitely make a big impact. It most likely will cut into Apple's cake as well and put both Apple and Pebble on their toes about the next wearable device. Competition is a good thing. That said, if your device is on the list (and your device is on 8.2 or above), it's supported. If your device is absent from the list, it may still work.
Remember way back when, when jailbreaking first began, we told you that the first thing you should do is run a certain passwd command? That was step 1 in securing your device from stupid stuff. Well, I guess we can add another to the list, though it should be an automatic one, don't install stuff from people you don't trust. Case and point is that recently, hackers created malware for Cydia that grab users' login information and took their devices hostage. This malware enticed users by offering apps and IAPs for free... Don't fall for the tricks, don't pirate, and support the developers.
Lara Croft is a classic character from the Tomb Raider series where she raids tombs, finds the treasure, and escapes unscathed. Square Enix decides to bring back this character once again to raid a tomb, find the treasure, and make her daring mistake. Can you survive the puzzles, slay the beast, and escape with the treasure?
The gameplay behind Lara Croft GO focuses mainly on a time-based style of game. The majority of the time, it’s Lara walking around the caves. However, when conflicts ensue, it is a definitely a time-based puzzler. Foes that chase you, blades that move, etc. will move one “square” while you move one “square”.
The game is puzzle-based with the actual puzzles getting more and more difficult as you progress through the game. With that said, some of the puzzles can take a while to figure out...
It seems that the next iPhone announcement has been confirmed for September 9th, unless, of course, Siri is just pull our chains. And she has been known to not be the most serious of robots... Speculations across the board, but expect an update to the camera, internal hardware upgrades of the processor, and maybe even an upgrade to Siri herself. Force Touch is also a large possibility as well. Maybe they'll make the home button Force Touch and get rid of the actual "button" aspect. We'll see come September 9th I guess...
Within the past few years, NuForce has created a name for itself and sold itself off in the process. The person who founded NuForce has embarked on a different project, Encore. Encore represents a company that has its focus on high-quality, OEM products which sound good and have an affordable price range. They began with two pairs of headphones, the OE and the IE standing for over ear and in ear respectively. This review is for the OE model.
The color scheme of the OE ranges from an almost slate/bluish gray color to a primary black. It’s a simplistic design that is large in size. Rectangles and hard angles make up the bulk of the design with a nice thick headband to bring it all together. The housing “plates” are composed of a pleather material that is soft to the touch and creates a very nice contrast of materials and textures that looks quite nice on its own.
Aquiris Game Studio attempts to recreate a classic racing style game with a few twists with their Horizon Chase - World Tour. Starting off with what looks like a “Ferrari F50” (called Cruiser), you progress through the world to race at different tracks, each one posing its own set of challenges, through this arcade racer. As you complete each country in your world tour, you earn yourself a new car to use while additional tune ups and vehicles can be obtained through bonus challenge races.
This game truly feels like an arcade racer while the simplistic graphics take from the classic 2D designs and are stretched out into the 3 dimensional.
The game offers many challenges which are annoying and nerve wrenching at times, but that's expected of every game. The graphics are clear and clean, but don't try to push the limits of anything, the entire theme of the game works beautifully with the horizon visible within a distance....
Within the past few years, NuForce has created a name for itself and sold itself off in the process. The person who founded NuForce has embarked on a different project, Encore. Encore represents a company that has its focus on high-quality, OEM products which sound good and have an affordable price range. They began with two pairs of headphones, the OE and the IE standing for over ear and in ear respectively. This review is for the IE model.
The design of these is actually quite unique, I haven’t seen a pair of headphones use this OEM design to date. It has some nice hard angles coupled with a few key curves to create a modern design that is pleasing to the eye, but also ergonomic at the same time (when worn down). The asymetical design adds to the overall striking feel that Encore gives these. A light brushed texturing finishes up the design to give it a secondary, subtle dimension....
It seems that Apple has found a production issue with its iPhone 6 Plus models that may cause blurry pictures. They've gone though and have begun offering replacements for the defective iPhone 6 Pluses. If you think yours is affected by this issue, you can try entering in your serial number here to see if this is indeed the issue: https://www.apple.com/support/iphone6plus-isightcamera/
It looks as if this only affects the Plus models of the iPhone 6, the normal models seem to be perfectly fine. This leads me to think that it may actually be part of the optical stabilization causing the issue.