We usually like to do our own demo videos of apps whenever possible. It's our job, for one, and it's always fun to see "the pros" occasionally suck at games on camera. But in the case of Super Hexagon, we're going to keep our same bottle up deep inside, where it belongs. This game is that hard.
The idea is that you have to guide the triangle through the spaces of the incoming designs as they collapse in on the central hexagram. Cool 1980s-esque video game music helps keep up the pace (at least for those of us old enough to remember the sounds of an actual arcade). It's fun. It's addicting. And it's hard as hell. Literally. The three unlocked levels are "hard," "harder" and "hardest." Frankly, we're a little afraid to explore the other difficulties. Our pride has taken a beating here. But, still, we can't put it down. Another dollar well spent.
In case purchasing the Nexus 7 to use with AT&T mobile data isn’t exactly what you want to do, then you may be happy to learn Google has another option available with T-Mobile.
The Play Store was updated recently today to include another model of the Nexus 7 32GB device equipped with a T-Mobile SIM card. The T-Mobile Nexus 7 is exactly the same as the other 32GB Nexus 7 devices being sold through the online Play Store. Unlike the AT&T model, the T-Mobile Nexus 7 will not come with $100 back in bill credit if you signed a two year contract.
[Google Play Store]
The Nexus 7 WiFi is already a great tablet, but Google also offers a version of the tablet that is capable of connecting to AT&T’s HSPA+ network for 4G data anywhere in the United States. The beauty of the Nexus 7 32GB HSPA+ model is the fact that it is unlocked and can be used in any capacity on AT&T. However, AT&T is now offering a special promotion for those willing to ink a two year contract.
From now until February 14, 2013, AT&T is offering $100 back in bill credit for customers willing to sign a two year contract on their brand new Nexus 7 32GB HSPA+ tablet. By itself, the tablet costs $299, but you will incur monthly fees for two years by signing the contract. While $100 may not be a huge credit back, it is better than nothing for customers who planned on signing a two year contract anyway.
The exact text of the offer reads:
Special Offer from AT&T:Through February 14, 2013, receive a $100 AT&T bill credit by signing a 2 year service agreement on qualified postpaid standalone or Mobile Share plans. Activate on-device, visit an AT&T store or call 1-800-908-9859 to take advantage of this offer (3).
The holidays may be just around the corner, but the pace of news shows no sign of slowing. So here's another quick recap of the week's main Android events around the world. It's been a busy week packed with device launches on various UK networks, app updates from Google and the BBC, as well as review and first impressions features here on AC.
Check past the break for this week's round-up.
If you enjoying logging into Facebook on your iOS device/s, then you should know that the social media giant just released an update for its popular app aimed at Apple customers. The 5.3 version of the Facebook app includes a faster native timeline as well as a news feed that loads more quickly. In a wor;d where everything moves at an incredible pace, speed is of the essence and the social giant wants to make sure you will have time to check your Facebook updates even if you are on a 5 minute break between conference calls.
The most significant enhancement that comes with the new version is related to photos, however. Now, users of Apple gadgets can upload pictures onto Facebook by selecting a specific album for the photos to go into. This feature has been present in Android devices so far, but iOS users didn?t beneficiate from it since the application has been launched. This is what the official statement coming from Facebook says about the 5.3 app:
So far, there?s no clear indication whether or not the enhanced app will also load faster on the iPad or iPod touch, but there?s no reason why it shouldn?t work. Along with the iOS app, version 2.0 for the Facebook Android app has been also released. Anyway, head to the Apple App Store in order to download version Facebook 5.3 for iOS.
Link to Facebook app in Apple AppStore
In a Q&A, Julie Larson-Green explains why Microsoft felt it was necessary to rethink an operating system used by 1.2 billion people.
As the head of Windows product development at Microsoft, Julie Larson-Green is responsible for a piece of software used by some 1.2 billion people worldwide. She
Android generally gets a bad rap when it comes to tablets, but if there is a bright spot in the Android tablet department, then it is the Nexus 7.
City dwellers have more contacts and accumulate them at a faster rate than those who live in smaller conurbations, say network scientists
You don’t have to spend long in a metropolis like New York, London or Tokyo to sense the dramatic pace at which the locals live their lives. If you already live in one of these places, you’ll get the sense by heading out into the countryside where life slows down.
Critical infrastructure is at risk of a cyberattack because of systems that haven’t kept pace with Internet threats.
U.S. defense secretary Leon Panetta warned this week that successful attacks have been made on computer control systems of American electricity and water plants and transportation systems. Panetta didn’t give details about those incidents, but he said they showed that foreign nations or extremist groups could use such tactics to derail trains or shut down power grids. Computer-security experts say those claims are plausible—even if the scenario is not necessarily likely to happen—because of the outdated technology used to operate critical infrastructure.
AT&T tells us that they have turned on LTE in and around Jackson, Mississippi today, bringing high speed data access to the Jackson metro and parts of Hinds County. AT&T currently has LTE deployed in over 75 markets and continues to roll out more, trying to keep pace with Verizon's year-long head start with the new 4G network.
AT&T offers numerous LTE devices, including some great Android phones like the Xperia Ion, the HTC One X, the Samsung Galaxy S3 (Galaxy S III) and the Motorola Atrix HD.
Anyone in the City of Soul seeing outrageous data speeds, like the one pictured above from Chicago? Fire off in the comments and let us all know.