We review the mysterious Android adventure game The Cave
The Cave is a spooky adventure game, aimed at leaving players puzzled for hours for hours on end.
Before venturing into the cave, you first need to put together a small band of explorers. There’s 7 to choose from and each has their own traits and abilities that you’ll be able to make use of the deeper you get into the cave.
Some puzzles are deceptively difficult and require a certain skill to complete, so make sure you choose from the start.
The console classic comes to Android. But is your phone up to the challenge of GTA: San Andreas? Find out in our review
San Andreas is the third Grand Theft Auto port to hit mobile devices, bringing with it the biggest story and arguably the best gameplay experience as well.
San Andreas is a sprawling world and due to the graphical intensity of some locations, cut scenes and scenarios, you’ll find that many older phones will struggle to keep up and lag is an occasional problem even on the most cutting edge smartphones.
Even though the touch screen controls work well here, there’s added support for external controllers which are by far the best way to play through a game as big as this.
Find custom ROMs and the full collection of Google Apps for your Android phone using GooManager.
GooManager is a ROM managing app (not dissimilar to ROM Manager) which connects your device to the goo.im server. This server hosts a variety of custom ROMs and Gapps (Google Apps) updates.
The app works in collaboration with TWRP (TeamWin Recovery Project). TWRP is a recovery MOD which runs in a similar way to ClockworkMod. If you have already rooted your device you will have most likely done this by installed ClockworkMod onto your device. Simply put GooManager works at the front end of your device, helping you to download different ROMs as well as Gapps updates and ROM OTA (over the air) updates.
OTA updates help reduce the size of update files, making updating a ROM much faster. TWRP is then used to flash these ROMs onto your device, as well as offering backup and recovery services, just like the Clockwork Recovery MOD.
This tutorials walks you through the steps of how to flash a custom ROM to your Android phone using the Flashify app
With Android fragmentation becoming increasingly worse and networks taking an age to roll out updates to devices, more and more users are looking for a way to upgrade their phone and take advantage of improvements to the operating system.
Although it is possible to gain speed benefits and new features using apps and tweaks, the best way to push your Android phone or tablet to the max is to flash a new ROM.
Traditionally this has been a potentially complex affair, requiring the user to find a ROM suitable for their phone, check that it meets their needs, download it, and then use a dedicated app to flash it. Guaranteed first time success can be hit and miss, leaving you with a lot of messing about and potentially a bricked phone…
Amazing new magazine for comic book lovers from SciFiNow launches on the Apple Newsstand
The team behind SciFiNow, one of Android Magazine’s sister publications, has today announced the release of Uncanny Comics, the first digital-only comics magazine designed specifically for the growing digital comics market.
Available on Apple’s Newsstand from only £0.69/$0.99 and released 13 times a year, Uncanny Comics’ fresh and fun coverage of the best new and classic comics directly drives readers to the Comixology and Marvel Unlimited apps and acts as the perfect gateway to the often overwhelming wealth of content now available on smartphone and tablet.
“With superhero movies at the height of their powers and digital comics opening up the marketplace to new readers, lapsed readers and geeks who simply can’t get enough, the world was crying out for Uncanny Comics,” said Editor James Hoare.
We review the Prestigio Multipad 4 Quantum 10.1, a budget Android tablet
Prestigio might not be a name you know well, but the company has been quietly launching smartphones and tablets for a while now. Its Multipad 4 series has three models, ranging from 7.85 inches to 10.1. We’re reviewing the largest.
For just £170 the specs are a predictable mix of good and bad. The quad core processor is a headline grabber – but remember not all quad core processors are equal. This one runs at 1.6GHz and is made by Rockchip. The processor isn’t right at the top of the heap, but we found its performance perfectly adequate for our needs. With 1GB of RAM it is arguably a little lacking in assistance, though.
There’s 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot so you can add more. To help you conserve internal space you are offered the opportunity to install a range of apps at startup – or ignore them. The range includes some games, social media clients and a range of utilities such as Google Translate.