Arcade Game: Bloodrunner (Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows, Linux and Mac.)

Arcade Game: Bloodrunner (Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows, Linux and Mac.)

Cross platform game: Bloodrunner for Android, IOS, Linux & Windows.

I have recently completed a work related MySQL course with a view to completing another certification. Interestingly, whilst on the course the instructor, Freelance Web Developer Gary Rigg, mentioned aside from the usual and varied web and mobile application work he does on a Freelance basis, he has developed a number of games including Ninja vs Aliens, Pabland and my personal favourite (and I get the impression his), Bloodrunner – an Arcade Game for Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows, Linux and Mac. Surprisingly, it’s not had that many downloads (within 50 – 100), which when you view and play the game is very surprising. Continue reading

New Android game: Retaliate…..

New Android game: Retaliate…..

Retaliate, game for AndroidI got a tweet at the end of the week about Retaliate, an Android game and the maker wondered if I’d like to feature and review it here on my blog. I said I’d happily oblige and ultimately give an unbiased opinion, in addition to the fact I am not a gamer. This post in any case as a result will be short.

It’s a typical shoot-em-up and I kind of like that format and games that follow those simple kinds of idea as I remember them vividly from childhood. The game play overall is quite good, as is the graphics but the obvious downside is, there are ads. I know, blah!. You can alternatively, buy the game in the Play Store and be done with those pesky distractions. Why not help out the developer and spare some change!. Continue reading

Early Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update

Early Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update

I’ve just reflashed my Samsung Galaxy S3 (I know I do this a lot!) and installed the early update of Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2.

This is i might add is an unofficial version, with the official version on general release at the end of the month but being inquisitive and rather eager to try it out and experience some of the new features (of the S4), I’ve got ahead of the game slightly and downloaded it to try it now. Some of these features are below. Continue reading

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S3….

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy S3….

Ok, firstly this post is only applicable to UK users of the S3, with a model number S3 I9300. Please, if you’re in the US with a T-Mobile, AT&T, VERIZON, or SPRINT VERSION of the Galaxy S III this post isn’t suitable for your handset and you’ll encounter problems should you attempt to root it and possibly brick the handset. There are other posts I’ve seen suited to these devices. A simple Google search should yield some resources.

Six or so months ago, I got the Samsung Galaxy S3 on a 2 year contract with the UK provider, Three network. It’s great I love it and I was happy with the current user privileges as most users are until more recently having read the benefits or performing a root on the device (namely ridding my handset of Bloatware and the after root use of removable storage through USB which doesn’t require an app). Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S3 review

Samsung Galaxy S3 review

Samsung Galaxy SIIIOk, so I got my new ‘Marble White’, 16GB, Gorilla Glass 2 (uses PenTile matrix technology) fronted, Samsung Galaxy S3 2 weeks ago (wasn’t able to get new Pebble Blue due to the paint issue Samsung is experiencing). So for the last fortnight I’ve been playing and experimenting with all these great new and exciting features. I had an HTC Desire previously (non HD) which was my first taste of Android and so initially I felt pretty spoilt with all the new features Samsung has boasted about during the pre-hype launch. I also know a few people who have the S2 and they’re more than happy with that handset so I was even more interested knowing that and to get to grips with things generally. Continue reading