It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....
Coin Drop for Android [SassiBoB Review]
Today on the BoB-Only Show, BoB proves how true marketing taglines can be. Coin Drop is a physics-based puzzle game made by Full Fat Productions. Its tagline is, “So addictive it will drive you mad.” At it’s core, this is one of those arcade games where you stick in a quarter, and the quarter falls, hitting pegs along the way. You try to get it in a specific hole at the bottom. With cutesy graphics and nearly too-much-to-bare girly sound effects, this game’s storyline is lost. It has something to do with evil pennies, aliens, spaceships, and giggle stars. It’s 20MB and needs location and Internet permissions granted. Be sure to watch the video for a full hilarious and thorough review and demo of gameplay. Please remember to send SassiBoB recommendations for Android and WP7 apps either on her thread in the XDA forum, or on twitter. Click on for the episode!
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More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...