So, your phone is smart. How smart are you? Maybe not as smart as you think. Play Orangenose Studios' free What's My IQ? and find out just how clever you aren't. This fun follow-up to Stupidness 2 & 3 tests your ability to think "out of the box" with a series of simple but clever puzzles with unexpected answers. It times you while you think (thanks a lot) but you can pause the game to get Cheats and Solutions, and then play again to improve your IQ score. The whole point is to sharpen your mind … Read more
Despite the realistic 3D graphics of today's first-person shooters, RPGs, and other games, platform games continue to thrive on iOS. There's something about jumping through levels, solving puzzles, and collecting coins that keeps gamers entertained. Also, the capability to play through a single level while on the go makes platformers perfect for short bursts of play on your iOS device.
While a console controller is probably the ideal way to play these sometimes precise running and jumping games, iOS game developers have come up with unique ways to make them work.
This week's collection of iOS apps is all about modern platform games. The first is the most traditional platformer, but adds an interesting twist for passing levels. The second has an uncommon control system, but a unique art style and fun, varied gameplay make it a great option. The third is the most polished of the collection, with challenging puzzles and a somewhat grotesque storyline.
Note: There are no Android versions for any of these games.… Read more
Most My Little Ponies just stand around and look pretty. Some special ponies pick up lightsabers, hop into spacecraft, and save the universe through epic adventures. Those ponies can be found in Etsy seller Roogna's store.
Roogna makes highly customized My Little Pony figures. There are lots of pretty, pretty princess-style ponies, but the ones that really draw the geek eye are the "Star Wars" horses. … Read more
Wondering if you should upgrade to Windows 8? WD has teamed up with Microsoft to offer a quick solution for business users.
The company announced today that its My Passport Enterprise portable drive is now Windows To Go-certified and will be available on the same day as Windows 8, which is Friday.
In a nutshell, the drive comes with Windows 8 Enterprise environment pre-configured on it and makes it possible to provision a fully featured Windows 8 work space on a bootable USB drive. In other words, you can take this drive, plug it into any computer running Read more…
WD announced today that its My Book Thunderbolt Duo now offers up to 8TB of storage space, up from the drive's initial cap of 6TB of when first released in March.
The My Book Thunderbolt Duo, which we've already reviewed, is WD's first Thunderbolt storage device. So far it's been the most affordable Thunderbolt storage device on the market in terms of cost per gigabyte. The new 8TB-capacity drive follows that tradition with a price of just $850, and it now comes with a Thunderbolt cable included.… Read more
Ever heard of Google's GPS-tracking app called My Tracks? What about its bucket-list-like service called Schemer? In fact, you may be surprised to know that Google has actually developed several dozen Android apps, many of which you've never heard of. Here, we take a look at four such titles that are all incredibly interesting and can be surprisingly useful.
My Tracks A great tool for outdoors enthusiasts, My Tracks records your path, speed, distance, and even elevation while you walk, run, bike, or do anything else that a GPS signal can follow. Visually, the app is a snoozer, … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- A revamped Myspace will stay 'true to roots'
- Check out the latest episode of Aunt Jill's own podcast, Jill on Money!
- Follow Jill on Twitter.
Video voice mail: Lance from Salt Lake can't climb mountains, drives instead.… Read more
Thieves love smartphones. They're easy to snatch, easy to conceal, and most importantly, easy to resell.
If you're the victim of a smartphone robbery, you have more to lose than the phone itself. The thief may attempt to use or sell the personal data stored on the device to make fraudulent purchases or otherwise steal your identity -- and maybe empty your bank account.
There are two things every smartphone user should do to minimize the damage resulting from loss of the device: lock the screen and activate a remote-location and remote-wipe service.
The Big Apple is seeing a surge in stolen Apple devices.
The latest data from the New York City Police Department shows that iPhone and iPad thefts have soared 40 percent this year so far, compared with the same period last year.
Between January 1 and September 23 of this year, a total of 11,447 cases of stolen iDevices were reported to the New York City police, a rise of 3,280 over 2011, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said in a report sent to CNET.
"As if to mirror the market place, thefts of Apple products increased this … Read more
MySpace's new owners, which includes actor/recording star Justin Timberlake, are teasing the coming of a revamped service.
A video found at New.myspace.com features a slick video touting a service flush with photos, video, and music from young and beautiful people. Yep -- as expected, MySpace appears to be coming back as a media-centric social networking service. The Financial Times spotted the new teaser clip first.
Managers posted a note that says, in part: "We're staying true to our roots."
Before Facebook began stomping all over MySpace in 2008, the then No. 1 social … Read more