[Game Review] PBA Bowling Challenge – Now everyone can become a Pro

[Game Review] PBA Bowling Challenge   Now everyone can become a Pro http://anoma.net

There’s not many sports where physical fitness isn’t needed and ten pin bowling is one of them. Now thanks to Concrete Software, you don’t even need to step up to the lanes and pick up a ball.

Similarly there’s not many Android games that are compatible with the new Google Play Games Achievements, but PBA Bowling Challenge is one of them.

Sure, the Play Store has plenty of bowling games but they’ve all got at least one annoying problem. Whether it be frustrating controls, too ‘arcadey’, or just forcing you into buying IAP, this game is different in more ways than one.

Concrete Software partnered with the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) to create PBA Bowling Challenge, so in this game you’ll find 21 real Pros to compete against as you work your way through the tournaments and up th...

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Android 4.3 has landed, here’s what you can look forward to

Android 4.3 has landed, heres what you can look forward to http://anoma.net

Well it’s finally here, 4.3 Jelly Bean and if you have a Nexus device then you should already have it. If you’re on a non-Nexus device, here’s what you can look forward to.

Autocomplete dial pad

This is a handy little improvement that will pop up contacts when you begin typing the letters that resemble their contact name. Although it might not be used that often when you can just scroll through your contacts list, it’s still a handy feature to have if you have an extensive list of contacts.

This function may not be enabled at first so users may want to check their dialpad settings.

Accelerated 3D graphics with OpenGL ES 3.0

Devices like the new Nexus 7 support OpenGL ES 3.0, the latest industry standard for accelerated 3D graphics...

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MLB.com Home Run Derby lands on Android just in time for the real thing

MLB.com Home Run Derby lands on Android just in time for the real thing http://anoma.net

The MLB’s Home Run Derby is over for another year but if you still need more action then you should probably check out one of the newest additions to the Play Store.

‘MLB.com Home Run Derby’ has finally arrived for Android owners, after existing only for iOS for the last couple of months. Now Android users can smash some dingers and take their favourite big hitter to the final round.

If you’re a fan of baseball then you’re probably going to enjoy this game. Even if you’re not, the game is all about swinging for the fences so it doesn’t have any of the bits that non-baseball fans might find ‘boring’.

Not only does MLB.com Home Run Derby feature this years participants, it also includes the lineup from the previous 3 years as well...

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Gmail app update currently rolling out, now inline with desktop version

Gmail app update currently rolling out, now inline with desktop version http://anoma.net

Very recently the desktop version of Gmail was updated to include categories, now the app version has also been updated bringing the new look to Android devices everywhere.

The update starts you off with 4 categories. Social media, Promotions, Updates and Forums, however the categories are able to be edited to better convenience the user.

If you’re wondering what emails will go into your ‘Updates’ category, think of Ingress notification emails, Google Alerts, etc. The other 3 default categories are self explanatory really.

If your emails end up in the wrong category for some reason, they are able to be re-sorted so in the future they end up in the right place...

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Is it about time the Play Store had a ‘Coming soon’ option?

Is it about time the Play Store had a Coming soon option? http://anoma.net

The Play Store has a lot of great apps, games, movies, books and more. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of it all and with no function to let you know about the new stuff that’s been released recently, it can leave you missing out on that great stuff that you could’ve been enjoying for months.

If only they had some option to let you know what’s new this week, day, or even month. I’m sure we’ve all been in that situation where we’ve found an app and wondered “how did I not find out about this earlier?”

But what if the Play Store had a ‘Coming soon’ option?

If you keep up with the current Android news you’ll have noticed that more and more developers lately are pre-announcing their games and apps and it leaves users anticipating their release date on the Play Store.

Sure, you could put it...

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The Humble Bundle is back, this time with Double Fine Productions

The Humble Bundle is back, this time with Double Fine Productions http://anoma.net

You read that right, the charity donating app service Humble Bundle is back and this time they’ve teamed up with Double Fine Productions to offer 4 new games.

Humble Bundle Inc is an app service that offers great games and lets users choose how much they want to pay for them. Users can also choose how much of the purchase price goes to the developers, Humble Bundle Inc and most importantly the two charities that Humble Bundle have teamed up with.

Those charities are the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play Charity, the latter provides sick children with toys and games to make their hospital stays more bearable.

The Humble Bundle is back, this time with Double Fine Productions http://anoma.net

This time around the games on offer are the award winning Psychonauts, Costume Quest and the Russian doll based puzzler Stacking...

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CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly adds camera timer and voice controls

CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly adds camera timer and voice controls http://anoma.net

The team at CyanogenMod have now added some nice new functions to the camera in their popular ROM. Users who like to take ‘selfies’ can now enjoy the new timer and voice control functions, eliminating the need to hold the phone at arms length to take that perfect shot of yourself to post on Facebook for the fifth time this week.

The new functions are available from the 29th of April nightly version of CM 10.1 and are accessible via the little alarm clock icon in the setting menu. From there you can either select a time delay from 10 secs to 60 secs or you can tap on the Cid head icon to take snapshots with your voice by saying one of the 3 keywords ‘Cid’ (pronounced ‘sid’), Whisky’ or the more traditional ‘Cheese’.

CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly adds camera timer and voice controls http://anoma.net CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly adds camera timer and voice controls http://anoma.net

It works well and is a great addition to the CM10.1 ROM...

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