How to Hack Flappy Bird for Fun and High Scores (APK Download Included)

It’s difficult. It’s infuriating. Its undoubtedly the 2014 game of the year. Its developer yanked it from the market for among others, the first two reasons. (Or did he?). By now you know we are talking about flappy bird!
Flappy bird was developed by Vietnam based game developer Nguyen Ha Dong (Dong Nguyen in short) and published by Vitenamese game development outfit, GEARS studios. The developer yanked it from the market in early 2014 through the now infamous tweet:

While new versions and clones have hit the market since the original was yanked, no clear contender has yet to take root. You can download the original Flappy Bird .apk here

Flap Flap Flappy Bird.
On the face of it, the game is simple. Tap on the screen to keep a small bird moving forward between a row of green pipes without colliding with then...

March 4, 2014 Apps 1 Comment
Awesome Android Kit Kat Features

Awesome Android Kit Kat Features

Kit Kat is the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system known as Android. It was designed to be what Android have not been like so many updates ago – light and smooth. While Jelly Bean focused on getting  the buttery smooth interface into smartphones, Kit Kat takes it further to becoming extremely light, meaning it can run on a device that would normally only run on Gingerbread (or even lower). This means that low end phones don’t have to run a very old version of Android anymore. They can use the latest one instead.

Now apart from the internal smooth and light optimizations of Kit Kat, Google introduced a few new features as well, which were pre-loaded to their new Nexus 5 smartphone. Let’s have a look at what they have here.
Google Experience Launcher

Something that will probably never get ported...

December 8, 2013 Phones, Tips n Tricks 2 Comments
How to Transfer iOS Messages to Android

How to Transfer iOS Messages to Android

When you finally realized that you need to move away from iOS and finally enjoy the many benefits of Android, root, and heavy levels of customization. There are a few things you imagine you’d have to give up. One of them is the SMS that you have kept in record in your iOS device for a very long time.

You are correct in assuming that one cannot simply transfer iOS contacts to Android devices. While there might be some difficulty in the process, it is not impossible at all to do. You just have to dodge a few bullets and go through some hoops, but in the end of it all, you would keep all the lovey-dovey messages you have saved on your previous device.
Backing up iOS Messages
Your first order of business is to backup your SMS messages from your iOS...

October 7, 2013 Apps, Tips n Tricks No Comments
How to Enable and Use Android Device Manager

How to Enable and Use Android Device Manager

One thing Android lacked for a long time is native mobile theft security. While we have been able to somehow mitigate this lack of theft security with 3rd party apps, there is nothing quite like a native, ROM based anti-theft solution. It seems that Google finally recognized that gaping hole in Android. They unveiled the Android Device Manager feature later this year, which is now one of the best perks of having a Google account synchronized with your Android device.

So what exactly is an Android Device Manager? It is a service that confirms one thing we knew all along – Google can easily track each and every smartphone by using the location data it sends to its servers. Rather than keeping all that data for themselves, Google finally decided to give back by letting us use this remote locating feature...

October 6, 2013 Apps, Tips n Tricks 2 Comments
How to Transfer iOS Contacts to Android

How to Transfer iOS Contacts to Android

It is no secret that Android is rising above iOS in many ways. While there are always some exchanges in the user-base, we find that people switching over from iOS to Android is growing rapidly. Unfortunately, that migration is marred by some simple problems in moving their data from iOS to Android.

Some people end up not switching to Android simply because of these roadblocks in transferring data. As great as Android is, it wasn’t built to play along with iOS. They are completely different platforms. One of the things people want to transfer is their contacts. It can be quite a pain if you don’t know what you are doing. Some even resort to simply manually recreating their contact list in Android. That isn’t intuitive at all. So, here are some great ways to transfer your iOS contacts to Android.

September 22, 2013 Phones, Tips n Tricks No Comments
Enjoy high speed NDS Emulation on your Smartphone

Enjoy high speed NDS Emulation on your Smartphone

Emulation on Android has been very rocky so far. The development scene has tried its best to allow Android to run older gaming devices. Why would you go that far? Simply because games on older handhelds are a lot more fun in many cases. Any hardcore mobile gamer would feel a bit lost in the sea of games in mobile. While fun, they don’t really offer the same depth and completion that you would get on a Gameboy for example.

While Gameboy emulation has mostly been a success, NDS emulation has been rocky at best. They can’t even get it to run perfectly on PCs. The fact that you need a touch screen to make NDS gaming actually enjoyable is a factor why it isn’t catching on PCs. That is why development has moved on to focusing on mobile devices with...

September 15, 2013 Apps No Comments
First Aid Tips for a Dying Smartphone

First Aid Tips for a Dying Smartphone

It’s a sad day when you realize that a smartphone is nearing the end of its life. It could happen suddenly, or it could happen so quickly that you fail to realize that you probably could have saved it if you only knew what to do. Well, today’s your lucky day. I will share some things you could probably do to save a dying smartphone during some emergencies or some end of life scenarios.

A Deep Sea Swim
One of the most devastating days in a smartphone’s life is the big dip into a body of water. Unfortunately, it can happen to anybody. Sure, a smartphone could probably survive a splash or two, but a dip is a sure kill… or is it? It happened to me once, and I sure wish I knew of these things you could do to save...

September 8, 2013 Tips n Tricks No Comments
How to Keep Mobile Data Use at Minimum for Limited Data Plan Subscribers

How to Keep Mobile Data Use at Minimum for Limited Data Plan Subscribers

We live at such a time when we are forced out of our comfortable unlimited data plans and into tiered and shared data plans. Carriers say that they simply can’t keep providing unlimited data access to all of their customers like they could before simply because there are so much more to cater to right now. There is what they call network congestion, because nearly every citizen in the country now holds a form of smartphone or tablet that makes use of mobile network data.

While many of us believe that this is simply some network propaganda to ensure that they earn more money as demand for data increases, it is a fact that we can’t escape these limited data plans unless you are willing to shell out a lot of money or move to a smaller network that can still...

September 1, 2013 Apps, Tips n Tricks No Comments
The All New Chomecast: What it does and what it’s worth

The All New Chomecast: What it does and what it’s worth

Google has released a nifty little device called the Google Chromecast. This device allows the user to make his regular old “dumb” HDTV a little smarter, helping it get closer to what Smart TVs are right now. The Chromecast dongle is apparently a direct competitor to the more experienced, and apparently more capable but more expensive Roku and Apple TV. Instead of going for $100 or more, all you have to get ready are $35. That’s a steal by anyone’s standard, especially if it can do what it promises – to bring the internet’s video content straight to the TV.

The Promise
The promise is that with your $35, Chromecast will allow you to access the multimedia content online much like its competitors Roku and Apple TV. It will utilize “apps” which let you stream media from different sources.
Unfortunately, that promise is...

August 18, 2013 News 1 Comment
How to Prevent Accidental and Unwanted Play Store Purchases

How to Prevent Accidental and Unwanted Play Store Purchases

Have you read that news about the little kid that accidentally caused her dad to pay for a really old and beat-up car that needs a lot time, effort, and more money to restore? Well, as it turns out, the dad left the kid with the tablet alone one day, and a stroke of curiosity got to the little tyke as she explored the Amazon store.

This could happen to anyone. A little kid may just take hold of your device and browse whatever strikes their curiosity. The worst part is what if that little kid wasn’t the guy’s daughter? What if it was a complete stranger? What if it wasn’t a kid? Just about anyone could become you next financial liability nightmare.
So what can you do to prevent such events from happening?
Lock up your Smartphone
This is actually very basic and...

August 17, 2013 Apps 1 Comment