Yes, pigs do fly. If you're tired of Angry Birds, it's time to change your perspective and try out Rovio Entertainment's new offering.
Bad Piggies is from those menacing egg-stealing pigs' point of view. And it's delightfully addictive.
Here's the premise:
The Piggies finally got a map to the eggs that are all over Piggy Island. Now they have to collect them all, but to get to them, they have to build contraptions that will carry them to the eggs. They'll use umbrellas, bottle rockets, balloons, engines, wheels, wings to add to their wooden crates to create a flying machine which will hopefully carry them to their goals. Think of it as piggy flugtag.
It's great for honing problem-solving skills, mixed with a bit on engineering. There are 60 levels plus 30 more if you get three stars on all levels.
Apple products has long been criticized for being too expensive: Macs, Powerbooks, iPods, iPads, they usually are priced higher than some other manufacturers. Now with the iPhone 5 release, here are 10 more reasons from Street.com why Apple is overpriced (not to mention the $700 a share for stocks.) Key word here: accessories.
Apple fans jammed shops from Sydney to Paris to pick up the tech juggernaut's latest iPhone. Eager buyers formed long lines Friday at Apple stores in Asia, Europe and North America to be the first to get their hands on the latest version of the smartphone.
Did you get in line to get your hands on one? Yes? Then you'll have to set it up the proper way. Here are some tips from Gizmodo. First tip: don't plug it in yet.
My two cents: One, it's probably better with an iPhone 5 (mine is on an iPhone 4 with no LTE), but it's slower than Google Maps. Two, Steve Jobs is probably rolling in his grave at the sight of these fonts. Some of the ugliest I've seen.
Sony recently announced that it's expanding the Xperia line with its new flagship smartphone, the Xperia T, along with a waterproof Xperia V and a budget Xperia J. But until they become available in the United States, Xperia Ion sits at the top of the lineup. Ion is the first 4G LTE phone for Sony. Fast download capability is important here, since this smartphone emphasizes multimedia entertainment: photos, videos, music and games.
HTC announced its two new offerings with Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8s, and boy, are they beautiful. Clad in polycarbonate with vibrant colors of purple, neon green or bright red -- oh, and black -- these unibody phones have a matte finish with soft and tapered edges.
The WP 8X is the primo phone with a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 1280x720 display. It's LTE ready, and comes with an 8 megapixel rear wide-angle camera (with a camera button) and a 2 megapixel front camera. The audio is clear with the Beats Audio technology. This phone has 16 GB of memory, but no expansion slot.
The WP 8S is the budget version with a lower-resolution 4-inch screen, 5 megapixel rear camera but no front camera or LTE. It comes with 4GB of memory, but has an expansion slot. The exterior of the phone has the "color dipped" two-toned look.
Skylanders by Activision, which debuted in October 2011, has become a huge seller this year with more than $200 million in sales. Available on multiple platforms -- PS3, Wii, XBox, DS3, and PC -- the clever game uses a plastic USB-connected "portal of power" that reads RFID tags in Skylanders action figures which appear in the game. There are 32 characters (plus some special edition versions) are available now, and more are coming in October with the release of Skylanders Giants.
Apple's iOS 6 is scheduled to be released today, and is available to upgrade your iPhone (GS3 and newer), iPad (2 and newer) and iPod Touch (fourth gen). But should you? The free upgrade includes:
Maps: Google maps is no more. With the new iOS, Apple has its own Maps app, which includes turn-by-turn spoken navigation, interactive 3D views, traffic, local searches, and flyover view for major cities.
Phone: New phone features include the "Do Not Disturb" mode and an option to reply by text.
Camera: Now you can shoot a panorama photo when you're on vacation. The camera will splice together shots you take and combine them into one image.
Siri: Siri also is improved and works in more countries. It can also tell you the latest scores and stats of sports teams and players, movie reviews and showtimes, find the best restaurants and make reservations. It can also post Facebook updates and tweet.
Facebook: And speaking of Facebook, that's more integrated, so you don't have to leave your current app to post statuses.
Passbook: This is a virtual wallet that store information including coupons, loyalty cars, boarding passes and movie tickets. …
We recently reviewed the Wrapsol, a transparent high-strength polyurethane film you can use to protect your mobile devices from scratches and drops. Wrapsol is on top of the new introduction of Apple's iPhone5, and now has the Ultra Xtreme, which is now available for preorder on their website. $14.95 for screen only, or $29.95 for front and back coverage.
Living in a convenient and connected world means keeping up to date on the latest technology and gadgets. To help you sort out what's worth exploring for your own tech needs, we'll give you a one-stop guide to some of the newest products on the market — smartphones, cameras, video games, automotive products, household gadgets and more. In other words, the cool stuff.