With explosive drums, fuzzed-out guitars, and Wolfmother-style vocals, YB's first English-language single, "Cigarette Girl," might finally break YB in the West. Though already regarded as the Bon Jovi of South Korea, YB has not made much of a dent stateside -- unless you happened to catch the band at one of its sold-out 2006 NYC performances or at its acclaimed 2007 SXSW showcase. Under new manager Doug Goldstein, who formerly managed Guns N' Roses, Danzig, and Blind Melon, they just might make it here. As YB prepared for its first US mini-tour in seven years, frontman Do-Hyun … Read more
Independent developer Riley Testut released on Wednesday a long awaited update to his polished Game Boy emulator, GBA4iOS, and it's far and away the easiest and best looking way to power up your childhood nostalgia and do some classic Nintendo gaming on the iPhone. The emulator now supports Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, and original Game Boy games.
Beyond its game playing capabilities, the 2.0 update contains all new features, a refreshed design, and, as was the case with Testut's previous effort and the primary source of its notoriety, it can be downloaded on any iPhone … Read more
If BitTorrent has its way, you'll be paying for some torrented content before the end of the year thanks to the integration of BitTorrent Bundle technology into its desktop apps on Wednesday.
The updates to uTorrent version 3.4 available today, and BitTorrent version 7.9, available next week, include the Bundle technology support and a rapid-release cycle of around two weeks between updates.
To say that BitTorrent is bullish on the success of Bundle since it launched the gated content distribution program would be a gross understatement.
"I think it is as important as uTorrent Protocol," … Read more
Glove for Android, a new app aimed at helping users find the top carrier for their personal needs, has launched in the Google Play store.
The application is currently in beta and available only in San Francisco, New York City, and Israel, making it useless for many Android handset owners, but comes with some interesting features. The free app is switched on by the user and then runs for three days, keeping tracking of where the person goes, what they do, and more. All of that data is then combined to provide a recommendation on which carrier is best for … Read more
Amazon customers in the US, the UK, and Germany can now earn, buy, and spend Amazon Coins via their Android phones and tablets.
Previously available just for Kindle users, Amazon Coins were minted last year as another form of virtual currency but one good only on Amazon. The retail giant introduced the online coins as a way to coax customers to buy apps, games, and in-app items from the Amazon Appstore. Shoppers can get discounts when they buy the coins in bulk and earn coins through certain apps.
Android users who want to check out Amazon Coins need to download the latest version of the Amazon Appstore onto their mobile device. … Read more
Peer-to-peer ride service Sidecar is betting that not everyone is looking for the cheapest ride when it come to an on-demand car service.
The company launched a new marketplace model Wednesday that lets drivers set their own prices, a venture that could help Sidecar drivers dip into the some of the surge pricing that competitor UberX is known for, or make just enough to cover travel expense.
Sidecar CEO Sunil Paul said the choice will be up to drivers and passengers. With the newly designed app -- and $10 million in new funding from investors -- Sidecar users will be … Read more
Google has updated its Translate app for iPhone and iPad users with more language support and a couple of iOS 7 features.
Released on Tuesday, version 2.1 of the app adds handwriting input for 12 more languages. So you can now get translations for characters that you write in Arabic, Esperanto, Gujarati, Hebrew, Javanese, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Persian, Punjabi, Telugu, and Zulu.
The app also sports a couple of iOS 7-related updates, namely the new style of keyboard and status bar.
Google Translate provides on-the-go translations among 80 languages. You can type, hand write, or speak the word or … Read more
Three new Bing apps landed on Windows Phone Tuesday: Bing Food & Drink, Bing Health & Fitness, and Bing Travel. All three apps are available to download in the Windows Phone store now.
Like its name implies, Bing Food & Drink helps you find food and drink recipes, and even look up wine choices. The app pulls from more than 600,000 recipes on cooking sites AllRecipes, BigOven, Epicurious, Bon Appetit, Saveur, and Food52.
King Digital Entertainment, a digital-gaming provider perhaps best known for its Candy Crush Saga title, has filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to go public.
King's statement with the SEC is exceedingly short on details, due mainly to the company still needing to decide how many shares will be offered, who will be offering those shares, and when it will go public. However, the filing statement does indicate that nearly 120 million shares were outstanding as of 2013. It's not clear how many of those will be offered to the public. If King follows through … Read more
Apple and Google reportedly have cracked down on apps that appear to be trying to capitalize on the "Flappy Bird" phenomenon, the addictive game that was removed from app stores earlier this month.
Clones of the popular game began appearing in the app stores not long after Dong Nguyen, the app's creator, removed the popular game from app stores on February 9, saying that he was overwhelmed by the game's popularity. But now those app stores have started rejecting games with "flappy" in the title that appear to be clones of the original game, … Read more