Facebook Wants To Cut Clutter

The website that has now more than 1 billion users is, once again, revamping their design. The new design or “template” is designed to cut useless clutter from Facebook’s “News Feed” and in return keep users happy as Facebook receives most of their income from users clicking on advertisements.

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Facebook announced the changes during a media event at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California. They also mentioned that the web version would start to roll out on Thursday, continuing over the next couple of weeks if not months. Facebook also announced that they are in the middle of updating their iOS and Android application and that we would begin to see the revamped versions in the coming weeks.

The news feed is sometimes the only page you will see when logging into Facebook and for that reason, we think, Zuckerberg wanted to revamp Facebook’s most-visited page as soon as possible.

“I think that there’s this important and social place in this world for this customized newspaper,” Zuckerberg said.

DoodleJump Releasing Brand New Halloween Update!

The developers of the popular application, DoodleJump, for the iPhone & iPod Touch have released some images for their upcoming Halloween Update on Twitter. There haven’t been any words of when the update will be released, but I think they will release it in 1-2 weeks. Here is the picture:

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Are you excited for the Update?

iJewels Is The Closest Free Application To Bejeweled That You Can Get!

iJewels might look like a pure copy of Bejeweled Blitz, but in reality, It isn’t really. It doesn’t have the “Bombs”, the “Multipliers”, or even the correct graphics. iJewels is free of charge & is one of the best applications on the App Store as of right now. If you’ve been wanting to purchase Bejeweled Blitz, which costs $2.99, & you just didn’t want to spend that much money, you should consider downloading iJewels. Come on people, it’s free & it’s the closest thing you’ll get to Bejeweled!

iJewels has contains 3 Game Modes:

  • Normal Mode
  • Timed Mode
  • Infinite Mode

Normal Mode lets you play as long as you want. All you do is connect the Gems, like you do while playing Bejeweled Blitz. As you advance each level, it takes longer & longer to complete the current level.

Timed Mode is nothing like Bejeweled Blitz. Bejeweled Blitz allows you to make as many Gem combination’s as possible in under 1 Minute. iJewels on the other hand, allows the user to make as many Gem Combination’s as fast as possible, since if you don’t make any combination’s, the timer will run our. For each combination, the timer increases a little more, until you reach the top, then you’ve reached the next level.

The Infinite Mode of iJewels basically acts like the Normal Mode. It already gives a hint in the name. It allows the user to play Infinitely.

In addition to all those Game Modes, iJewels also features Local Highscores (High Scores achieved ON the device, itself) & Online High Scores (High Scores from people all around the world). If iJewels wouldn’t have this feature, my guess would be that it would be one of the most boring-est ( 😀 ) apps in the Apple App Store.If you love Bejeweled or even Bejeweled Blitz, you should definitely download & at least try-out the Application. Give it a try & tell us what you think. Sounds fair, right? 🙂


Want to download iJewels?  Click here to be directed to the iJewels App Store Page.

 

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Google Goggles Now Available For The iPhone! Great Application!

Google Goggles, an application designed for searching by just taking a picture, is finally here for the iPhone!

Google Goggles launched as an Android Application in December last year. It works by recognizing pictures & words with-in it, & then creating search results for things as books, business cards, etc… It also has the incredible feature of recognizing landmarks, paintings, & other historical objects, such as the Eiffel Tower. 🙂

10 months have passed & Google had time to make Google Goggles recognize more objects with a way better accuracy. After making an abundance of changes to the Android application, Google decided it was time for the iPhone users to have a go at it. It’s now available for download in the Apple App Store.

Unfortunately Google Goggles can’t recognize food & animals… yet. I bet Google’s trying to make this possible, but for this to happen, we’ll have to be patient for some time. Google Goggles will most likely get an update sooner or later, but for now, Android & IOS users are only able to search for Pictures, Historical Objects, & landmarks.

Google Goggles requires a camera to have Auto-Focus, so unfortunately it’s only available to the iPhone 3GS & iPhone 4 users running IOS 4.0 or later. Watch this video to find out more about Google Goggles.

What’s your opinion of Google Goggles? Is it worth downloading? iPhone users, are you going to download Google Goggles? Discuss this topic in the comments!

Tap Tap Revenge 3. Top App Store Application? [Review]

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Tap Tap Revenge 3 is one of those classic applications for the iPhone & iPod Touch which everyone knows about. The Tap Tap Revenge series, from now on referred by me as TTR, has been around the Apple App Store for quite some time now. TTR3 was released to the App Store somewhere in the fall of 2009, with great expectations. It did serve for some drama & was definitely “the” application to have at the time. Unfortunately, the application lost it’s popular reputation very quick, as TTR3 had, & still has, things that the users don’t like.

In my opinion TTR3 has a very poor UI (User Interface). The developers didn’t seem to care about the UI too much, but more about the new features. It seemed like they were too excited about placing the new features, than creating a good & pleasant-to-use interface.

The application itself. also runs very slowly. It responds extremely slowly, especially while launching the app. TTR3 should also include a better variety of song genres, at the moment it’s mostly Metal & Pop. I understand that the developers want to earn revenue off of users purchasing their favorite songs, but they should at least give a small taste to what users can possible buy. Another great feature that the game has, is that you are able to play against other users that are in a certain distance to your location (People near you). But unfortunately, this never works. I’ve tried to find people that are in a close area to mine, but it always fails.

With that being said, I think that TTR3 is a good application for music-lovers, but lacking a pleasant UI. If you would like to give TTR3 a good try, you may download it here. Thankfully it’s free! 🙂

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Dominion for iPhone & iPod Touch on the App Store!

Dominon for the iPhone & iPod Touch is a fantastic & entertaining game. It resembles “Risk”, the Hit board game, but in it’s own way. Dominion isn’t like Risk at all, in fact it’s a lot better. Dominion’s been on the App Store for quite some time now, & it’s one of the more popular games. Let’s look at what it has to offer…

KEY FEATURES:

  • – Local and online game play
  • – Play modes: Classic world domination, or modern objective based play
  • – Earn rewards to power-up your army
  • – Up to 5 players per game
  • – Challenging AI opponents and difficulty levels
  • – Multiple maps to conquer
  • – Crystal social gaming integration

ONLINE MULTIPLAYER:

  • – Play anyone, anywhere over WiFi or 3G
  • – Asynchronous Play: Take your turn wherever, whenever you’re ready
  • – Browse games via our online game lobby
  • – Compete against players worldwide, in multiple ranking categories
  • – Persistent player statistics

Dominion features Asynchronous Play, meaning that you’ll be able to play whenever & wherever you want! When you join a game, the details will display a certain, which represents the time you ( and others) have to complete your turn. The time’s range anywhere from 5 minutes – 24 hours. At first I was very skeptical of this feature, but now I love it.  Dominion lets you play Online ( 10 Games -at the same time- Max.) & offline.

In addition to all the features listed above, I’d like to mention how very smooth & sharp the graphics are. It’s a pleasure to play Dominion & I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys playing strategy type of games.

You can Follow Chillingo (Publisher) on Twitter & Facebook under these links:

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Dominion HD for iPad.