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Thumbpark released for Android phones

Thumbpark, a social gaming platform which has been in development for a while, has now been officially released on the Google Play store. Thumbpark features a variety of casual games to play, with the added feature of being able to compete against others, bet points and win real money.

Thumbpark home pageYou can create your own avatar, chat to friends and compete to get your name to the top of the ranking leaderboards! There is also a gift shop where you can spend points to buy gifts for your friends.

There are a variety of games on offer, including the classic draughts/checkers. Here’s me easily winning a practice game 🙂

Thumbpark checkersThere’s also a game called Tower Blocks where the aim, unsurprisingly, is to build a tall tower out of blocks. I need a bit of practice at this one!

Thumbpark Tower Blocks pictureIf you’re a competitive person who likes playing games on their phone, or just wants to make new friends, then you definitely can’t go far wrong with Thumbpark. It’s free to download so get it today!

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The Humble Bundle for Android 2 now available

New Humble Bundles seem to be coming thick and fast – it’s only been a month since the end of the last deal, and here comes another! It’s another Android-centric deal, offering buyers the opportunity to play the games on their Android devices as well as on Windows, Mac and Linux.

The Humble Bundle 2 for AndroidAs with previous Humble Bundles, you can pay what you want for the games – although beating the current average (which currently stands at $6.25) will get you an extra game. The games are:

  • Avadon: The Black Fortress (tablets only)
  • Canabalt
  • Cogs
  • Zen Bound 2
  • Swords & Soldiers (if you pay more than the average)

As per usual, you can also include donations to Childs Play and the EFF with your purchase. The RRP of these games is $57 so it’s well worth taking advantage of this deal by going to the Humble Bundle website now!

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Guitar Pro Tab Player updated to v1.1.0, optimised for tablets

A new version of Guitar Pro Tab Player has been released, which includes various new features and new optimisations for tablets.

Guitar Pro Tab Player v1.1.0The main improvements are as follows:

  • Optmised music-score viewing for tablet users. Users can now view several lines of their tabs at once.
  • Enhanced audio performance, including a ‘Higher sound quality’ button. You can also configure playback in real time.
  • A simplified file-import system, and a new tab named ‘Files’ on the Home interface.

The app is compatible with Android 2.2 onwards, and is available in English and in French.

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Google Android Market becomes Google Play Store

Google have updated the Android Market to become the Play Store. The Play Store incorporates apps, films, books and music (only in the US so far), and looks to be an attempt to take on Apple and Amazon at providing content across a range of devices.

Google Play logoTo promote the new name, the store has a range of offers for 7 days. At the moment, you can buy the ebook of ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ for just 20p, and the popular game ‘Where’s My Water’ is also available for 20p. There are also a range of apps available for just 49p including World of Goo, SoundHound and SwiftKey X.

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Some updates from MWC 2012

The big event in the technology world is currently taking place in Barcelona. The Mobile World Congress (MWC) has seen a lot of big reveals from the major players in the mobile industry. Here are some of the highlights from each manufacturer.

Samsung

Samsung aren’t giving away any details about the Samsung Galaxy S3 just yet, but they have announced the Galaxy Note 10.1, which is a larger version of the current Note, complete with stylus. They’ve also revealed the Galaxy Beam, a 4″ phone with a built in projector!

HTC

HTC have announced their new ‘One’ series of phones, which will become their flagship Android devices. It will be available with a variety of screen sizes and come in One S, One V and One X flavours.

Sony

Now missing the Ericsson name following their recent parting of ways, Sony is going it alone with the Xperia X and Xperia U. The Xperia range now seems to come bearing a white line across the bottom of the phone, which features the usual Android capacitive buttons. I don’t like the style, I have to say.

Asus

Asus have been busy, revealing the Padfone concept (a phone, tablet and notebook all in one) and the Transformer Pad Infinity, a faster, higher resolution version of the Transformer Prime.