Apps

Jolly Phonics and Teach Your Monster to Read launch apps for children

Jolly Phonics and Teach Your Monster to Read launch apps for children

Phonics are now a standard part of early-years education in British schools, with millions of children learning to read through letter sounds. Inevitably, there are apps for that too. Two have been released this week based on familiar phonics brands in the UK: Jolly Phonics and Teach Your Monster to Read. The former is a […]

Kids coding app Tynker expands to Android and adds game-making mode

Kids coding app Tynker expands to Android and adds game-making mode

Education technology startup Tynker is expanding to Android, after attracting more than 8.8m children to computer programming courses through its website and iPad app. The company has launched its Android tablet app on the Google Play app store, including a new mode – also available in the iPad version – for children to create their […]

William Shatner writes damning review of Facebook’s new celebrity app

William Shatner writes damning review of Facebook’s new celebrity app

William Shatner, the Canadian actor, musician and pop culture legend most famous for playing Captain Kirk in Star Trek, has written a lengthy, unfavourable review of Facebook’s new Mentions app. Shatner took to his Tumblr, Shatner Speaks, to post his thoughts on an app, which Facebook says “makes it easy for public figures to talk […]

Games

Sigourney Weaver on Alien: Isolation ‘It’s going to be wild’

Sigourney Weaver on Alien: Isolation ‘It’s going to be wild’

They say don’t meet your heroes – and usually they’re right. Work on a film magazine for a few weeks and you soon discover that the actors you once idolised are often spoiled, petulant monsters who would rather be anywhere else in the world than in stuffy hotel room answering your dumb questions. Then Sega […]

Trials Fusion sells 1 million

Trials Fusion sells 1 million

By Brendan Sinclair Thu 24 Jul 2014 5:57pm GMT / 1:57pm EDT / 10:57am PDT Retail Ubisoft motorcycle stunt game marks occasion with free update, new features for track editor The Trials franchise has raced past another sales milestone, as Ubisoft today announced that Trials Fusion has sold more than 1 million copies. The latest […]

Facebook committed to long-term future of Oculus VR

Facebook committed to long-term future of Oculus VR

By Rachel Weber Thu 24 Jul 2014 7:39pm GMT / 3:39pm EDT / 12:39pm PDT Hardware “We expect to continue investing heavily and that our costs will increase” Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has explained the company’s recent acquisition of virtual reality company Oculus VR, a deal which only officially closed this week. “One of the […]

Social Media

New App or New Ad? Instagram Teases Us With Bolt

New App or New Ad? Instagram Teases Us With Bolt

What exactly does Facebook have up its sleeve? An ad for a new app called Bolt mysteriously appeared on Instagram on Wednesday. Android users reported seeing a new banner-style app-install ad on on the service, according to TechCrunch, which featured a “one tap photo messaging” app called Bolt. See also: 11 Creepiest Things You Can […]

William Shatner Slams Facebook App Designed for Celebs Like Him

William Shatner Slams Facebook App Designed for Celebs Like Him

Memo to Mark Zuckerberg: next time you launch an app aimed at making Facebook easier for celebrities, consider asking William Shatner to beta-test it first. Shatner — yes, that Shatner, the singer, raconteur and sometime starship captain — launched a blistering broadside against Facebook Mentions on his Tumblr account Tuesday. “I’m not quite sure why […]

Israel Is Losing Control of the Gaza Media War

Israel Is Losing Control of the Gaza Media War

The picture from Gaza seemed like so many other conflict zone photos — until you began to notice the details. The lifeless arm of a Palestinian boy cradled by an adult running across the beach. The sand studded with what looks like brush, but is really pieces of something shattered. A small child lies face […]

WP + Blog

Userplane Plug-Ins Now Support WordPress, Drupal, and More.

Userplane Plug-Ins Now Support WordPress, Drupal, and More.

Userplane has been adding to its roster of available community-building tools for some time, with free API options for things like chat and Webmessenger. The plugins for these Userplane additions are now available as plug-ins for VBulletin, WordPress, Drupal, Mambo, Joomla and phpFoX. The point is to make it even more simple to create communities […]

20+ Must-Have WordPress 2.5 Compatible Plugins

20+ Must-Have WordPress 2.5 Compatible Plugins

Even though WordPress 2.5 has been out for a while now, not all plugins are up-to-date. We’ve put together a list of 20+ must-have WordPress 2.5 compatible plugins to manage your blog, engage readers, and tempt new ones as well. Below you’ll find helpful plugins that enable you to block spam, track analytics, promote your […]

Share Media Directly from iPhoto with YouSendIt Plugins

Share Media Directly from iPhoto with YouSendIt Plugins

If you’re an Apple user then you’ve probably come to appreciate the sharing options that are available to you through various applications like iPhoto’s Share to iWeb or iMovie’s send to YouTube options. YouSendIt, the digital content delivery system that recently raised an additional $14 million in funding, has created a couple of plug-ins for […]

Tech + Reviews

Rumor: iPhone 6 Will Have Two Release Dates

Rumor: iPhone 6 Will Have Two Release Dates

The still-unconfirmed upcoming iPhone, presumably called the iPhone 6, has been expected to debut in two versions, one large and one small. But sources are now saying that the two phones’ release dates will be staggered, one in September and one in later months, to avoid pitting the two against each other in sales. However, […]

Lots of cool extras, but not worth the high price

Lots of cool extras, but not worth the high price

Overcast: Podcast Player for iOS gives has a tidy interface for finding podcasts and several extras, but only if you pay an in-app purchase fee. Wat a minute, though. Before you cry foul at in-app purchases, consider that the free version of Overcast has all the basics of a podcast player, including searching for and […]

Philips Hue Lights React to ‘Sharknado 2′ for Bloody Cool Effects

Philips Hue Lights React to ‘Sharknado 2′ for Bloody Cool Effects

Ian Ziering looks serious. His character’s worrisome scowl appears permanent, a consequence of living through probably the most absurdly hellish scenario in B-movie history: a tornado that hoovers up thousands of hungry sharks from the ocean, only to rain them down onto Los Angeles to feast on hapless residents. Sharknado was a social media sensation […]

Seo

Free traffic – Get 10’000 Hits today

Free traffic – Get 10’000 Hits today

Use free traffic to your site to increase overall traffic and boost generic metrics. There in principle a few benefits to arranging free traffic, there are many companies out there with a variety of methods of doing this also. The best practice to apply here is simply be realistic, its not going to make your […]

Free backlinks – 500 links no cost no strings

Free backlinks – 500 links no cost no strings

Get 500 Free Backlinks today: Free backlinks are rare, especially by legitimate companies. I found this site offering 500 free backlinks for just signing up. If you wondering what backlinks are they: Backlinks, also known as incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, and inward links, are incoming links to a website or web page. In basic link terminology, a backlink is any link received by a web […]

Just How Interested Is the World in SEO?

Just How Interested Is the World in SEO?

How big is the SEO industry on the Internet? Really big, according to a new infographic by Spanish-based SEO service provider BlueCaribu. In fact, the infographic reveals that 3.5 people look up the term “SEO” on Google each second and 9.1 million web users are digging up information on the topic each month. People are […]

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"PC is decimating console, just through price"

"PC is decimating console, just through price"

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week in Rochester, New York, The Strong museum’s eGameRevolution exhibit held a special ceremony to add John Romero’s old Apple II Plus computer to its growing collection of historically important video game artifacts. Romero also donated one of his original notebooks which has game maps and tons of lines of code for his games, […]

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Chatterbox: Wednesday

Chatterbox: Wednesday

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s Wednesday.

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