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Monday, January 31, 2011
And really, the first thing I noticed about SHIFT: Freedom! is that learning how to play was fun. The built-in tutorial walks you through a couple of levels, but you still have to think a little bit, and it's very fast.
As you might have gathered from the title, this is one platformer that doesn't emphasize crazy speed and agility. It's more cerebral - you have to figure your way out of every level using just what you see on the screen (no extra "tools" or anything like that).
It's a lot of fun to play, and due to the way it "teaches" you, you keep finding out new things you can do during the first few levels. And by the time you're done with those, you might just be hooked!
We've got no doubt that Verizon and Motorola are working on bringing Gingerbread to the Droid X. We said as much in our predictions of which phones will get Android 2.3 upgrades. And so it's little surprise that we're starting to see (reportedly) official builds leak out. And for all intents and purposes, it looks like how we'd expect Gingerbread to look on the DX. Real question, of course, is when we might actually see an update drop. Check out the full annoying animated GIF after the break, if you dare. [My Droid World via Android Central Forums]
Screen shots reportedly show official Gingerbread build on the Droid X posted originally by Android Central
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Recently released as a public beta, a new hack transforms the interface of the iPhone to mimic the main screen of Windows Phone 7.
So gone will be the springboard UI we’ve all grown accustomed to on the iPhone and Android [...]
Two technologies which were introduced in paid editions of Avast 5 -- the Web Script Shield and site blocking -- have been made added to the free version of Avast 6. A new Web reputation plug-in has been added which adds Web of Trust-like functionality to both Firefox and Internet Explorer (including IE9). Paid version also include a new virtualized "SafeZone" designed to better secure sensitive data transmitted to the Web -- such as details provided during online banking sessions or checkout.
Avast 6 also improves its sandboxing abilities with a new feature that automatically isolates suspicious applications as soon as they are executed. The sandbox itself has been improved, though no specifics were given in the release post.
Gallery: Avast 6 beta screenshots
SayNow made a name for itself by offering to connect music fans with their idols, including artists like 50 Cent, Trisha Yearwood, and the Jonas Brothers -- who have hundreds of thousands of subscribers on the service. Fans call in, leave a message, and stars can then "call back." SayNow's platform has the ability to offer one-to-one calls and group calling, and it's also integrated with social platforms like Facebook and MySpace.
As our friends at TechCrunch muse, there's a very good chance SayNow's crew will be teaming up with the Google Voice team. With SayNow already on iOS and Android devices and embeddable on social networking sites, will it be long before Google Voice is available everywhere?
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