Pokémon GO is a Total Disaster [Opinion]

Last year in September, it was announced that Pokémon GO was an actual thing. Made by Niantic Labs, the minds behind the hit-game Ingress, Pokémon GO would deliver that same type of Ingress adventure players grew to love, but with familiar Pokémon characters that we knew as children. You see, Pokémon GO is essentially every Pokémon fan’s fantasy – you go out into the real world, capture Pokémon, evolve them, and then battle them at your local Gym. For anyone who grew up playing or trading Pokémon cards, Pokémon GO is basically a dream come true. The only problem is, now that the game has launched for Android and iOS, we can safely say that this game totally sucks ass. (more…)

Out There Chronicles is an Interactive Graphic Novel Based on the Out There Universe

For fans of the game Out There, a new title from the same creators has been released to Google Play. The title isn’t a game, but is an interactive graphic novel of sorts that is based in the same universe as the original Out There. Called Out There Chronicles, the story follows Darius, a human from Earth that escaped the planet during a time of great war. Recovered from an Ark which carried remnants of the human race, Darius’ new mission is to find the location of his lost companions, while also trying not to die in an alien galaxy.  (more…)

Snapchat Update Brings Memories, a Collection of Favorited Stories and Photos

In an old update for Snapchat, the app introduced Stories. With Stories, users could upload short videos and photos to a single feed that could be shared with friends. As things happened in a day, you could update your Story, and it was a great way to let friends in on what you were up to. Now, Snapchat introduces Memories, and everything that was authentic and real about Stories is going right out the window.  (more…)

DEAL: Download Boingo App From Amazon, Get 6 Months Free WiFi

Traveling from airport to airport is typically associated with also having a bad internet connection. Whether that’s because of spotty service from your provider, the fact that thousands of people are on the same tower at a time, or because airport WiFi is expensive (or terrible when free), getting anything important done (like checking in and blasting your baller life to IG) can be difficult. Companies like Boingo offer what they consider to be decent WiFi hotspots, but they come with fees or memberships. If you want to give them a shot for the next few months, you can do so for free, thanks to Amazon.

Over at Amazon Underground, the place where apps are “actually free,” you can install the Boingo Wi-Finder app, create an account, and get 6 months of free service. From what I can tell, all you need to do is install the Amazon Underground app, then install Boingo Wi-Finder linked below, and sign-up for an account, and you should be granted access. (more…)

Pokémon GO Live on Google Play in US, But Not Quite Ready for Use (Update: Finally Live)

Pokémon GO is finally live on Google Play for everyone. The only issue is, it’s not yet downloadable onto any device. While you can easily find it, the game’s device compatibility list shows that no device is supported, so until Niantic Labs decides to change that, all we can do is look at it and twiddle our thumbs.

However, as soon as it is available for download, get ready for fun. Think of Pokémon GO as Ingress, but with Pokémon. As you walk around your neighborhood, you will come across wild Pokémon that you can capture. As you rank up, you can train and evolve your Pokémon, then battle them at arenas which are also located around your area.  (more…)

Google Now on Tap Gets Translating From Any Screen, New Discover Mode, Barcode/QR Scanning

Google Now on Tap, a one-time cool but limited party trick, is sure turning into the useful service we all hoped (and sort of envisioned) it could be come. The latest wave of new features to hit the in-the-moment search service includes the ability to translate text from any screen, discover new content in a new Discover mode, and quickly find out information about products by scanning barcodes and QR codes.  (more…)

S Health Gets More Competitive, Adds Leaderboards and Challenges

For those utilizing the S Health software, prepare to have your fitness data turned into a friendly game among your peers. If you have a few S Health users in your circle, you can now challenge and compete against them using Samsung’s fitness app.

For example, to see who will buy the next round of coffee this week, challenge them to a step-off, seeing who can get through the most steps in a work week. Once a challenge is submitted to your friend, S Health will keep you up to date on your friend’s step total, and if you fall behind, the app will notify you with how many steps you will need to regain the lead. (more…)