Chrome to get Android applications

Its being reported that the Chrome OS is set to get Android applications in the coming months. This news probably has many people excited, firstly the non-tech folk who have a Chrome OS device and have looked in envy to the Play Store, whilst being on “show” for all Chrome OS users, doesn’t offer (at…

Chromebook – What it is and what it isn’t.

I think readers will recall mention I made a while back of a little known area called (Usenet/newsgroups) and how it’s time as a serious discussion group is over. I was prompted to write this article as at one time Usenet was the place where technology experts could be expected to post and engage in…

Oliver, pester power and in-app purchases

Imagine if you will, a scene akin to something from the movie Oliver. A young lad approaches his Dad.  Hands cupping a mobile phone in front of him.  His eyes are wide and pleading.  He speaks, but rather than “Please sir can I have some more” in an Oliveresque type scene, it’s “Please Dad can…

Google Glass – Why I’m not interested.

A short rant for today. I’m fed up with Google Glass.  Not the endless reviews mind you, I’m fed up with the people not on the Google payroll who insist on pushing it on every user they come across.  These fanboys/girls are so besotted with their latest toy, all reason seems to fly out of…

All change at Microsoft? – Or admitting defeat?

Three pieces of news from Microsoft today, which signal to me a change in the companies view of itself and maybe now realizes that as well as having no foothold on the popular markets of today such as smartphones, net services and search, see’s itself more providing software for others in its future. First up…

ANDROID: Steel Commanders – SciFi card battling!

Gamevil have released their new card game for Android on the Google Play Store.  This science fiction based collectable card game has a more adult slant than their previous success “Monster Warlord” and provides a more customizable experience for choosing your cards for battle.  With Monster Warlord being one of Gamevil’s popular titles, there can…

Freemium – Unfair business model or unfit to be parents?

How things change over the years, what was once a phone is now a computer.  Who would have thought that the migration from solid state media would be so rapid? When it was clear which way the wind was blowing where did the vocal writers disappear off to when the Android Market Place, Netflix and…

Android: Monster Warlord

Continuing with my run of looking at Android titles, here’s a little gem which has been out for a while now.  It seems prudent to give it a small review, firstly because its been given some considerable attention by my son and I, and also because there is a new add-on/adventure to be released which…

Android: Arcane Legends – World of Warcraft for Android?

When talking about a multi-player on-line RPG, it’s hard not to draw comparison to World of Warcraft.  WoW, the game and social experience is very much a benchmark for any other title of the same genre.  WoW does have its critics and those that can be heard most loudly are those who write for the large mainstream outlets….

Android Review: Defence Zone 2

Released on 10th January 2013 is Defence Zone 2 for the Android platform which I’ll be taking look at today. Defence Zone 2 is the work of Artem Kotov and interestingly the game promises a Linux release in the future. You can visit the official website here: http://defensezone.net/index.html Seriously, it’s like playing a TD game using the…

Android Review: Zookeeper Battle

After accepting a phone upgrade from my service provider, I decided to embark on a mission of investigating some new Android software and for the first time found myself genuinely keen to download a game.  The game in question – Zookeeper. Why? Because its probably the one game I wasted months of my life to…