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....
Spend Hours Tapping Away on Tap Attack! for WP7
Sometimes, it’s the games with the simplest concepts that get us the most hooked. Tap Attack! for Windows Phone 7 hopes to be just such a game, with the developer XDA member babyjustine promising it to be fun, simple to learn, and very addictive.
The game works in a familiar format to other memory games: the player is given one shape and must overturn squares on the screen to locate the card with a shape that matches. As the player progresses through the game, the levels become harder as the player is given less time to make a decision.
Interesting features include a game randomizer, which means that you will almost never play the same game twice, and power-ups hidden throughout the game, which provide the player with help such as slow-motion play and points multipliers.
The game itself is accessible by searching in the Zune Apps Marketplace, both as a free, ad-supported version (the trial is fully functional) and as an ad-free version for a small cost. For more information and support related to the game, visit the developer’s thread.
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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...