CyanogenMod 12 Nightlies are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of factory images for the YU Yureka and be sure to check out the article talking about Microsoft investing in Cyanogen, Inc! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...
PacMap: Location Based PacMan
If you’re looking for a modern spin on the classic game of PacMan then try out PacMap. PacMap was made by XDA member bompo. The app is a location based game that uses GPS to track your location. How it works is you turn it on then move around the city you are in to eat the dots, but watch out as the ghosts will follow you! Here is a quote from the OP:
PacMap is a location-based game for Android phones.
To play the game you need a GPS signal and a working internet connection. There also have to be some streets nearby.
Your goal is to eat all the dots. For each dot you will get a point. But beware! Ghosts will try to catch you. Try to avoid them as long as possible.
It looks very well done and is on the market for free. This is a public beta test so there may be bugs, please report any in the discussion thread. Enjoy!
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