July 27, 2012

Asphalt 7: Heat now in Play Store

It has been a long wait, but now it is finally here. Asphalt 7: Heat is the latest instalment of the Asphalt series by mobile games developer Gameloft. The game is now available in the Google Play Store for only $0.99, offering a fast-paced driving game. Drive around the world in a number of different championships, earn in-game cash to customize your car, and verse friends online.

Google Handwrite allows you to write your searches

Google has announced a new way to use its web search products on phone and tablets. Google Handwrite is a new feature found in the Google Search settings menu, that allows you to write out words with your finger or stylus directly onto the page. Your scribbles will then be turned into words and you can press the search button to complete your search.

Handwrite is currently accessible on Android 2.3+ phones, Android 4.0+ tablets and iOS5 devices, so to give it a try, head to the Settings menu on Google.com on your device. This feature is extremely useful for those situations which you cannot easily or efficiently type on the virtual keyboard.

[via Android Central]

Angry Birds Space updated with more pigs to crush

Angry Birds Space

Angry Birds Space has been updated once again for your enjoyment of crushing pigs in any way possible. There are a few goodies in this new update and here is the list:

  • The epic adventure continues with the second half of Utopia! Defeat the space pigs in their delectable food world with two amazing new characters, including the never-before-seen space egg!
  • Crunch through 20 delicious new levels!
  • The Orange Bird gets an amazing superhero makeover!
  • Check out the brand new, never-before-seen space egg!
  • Three-star levels to unlock 10 new bonus levels!
  • Test your skills with a GIGANTIC new boss fight!

Angry Birds Space is pretty much the same as the original Angry Birds requiring slingshotting birds into structures with the objective of killing the pigs. In addition to that structured formula, Angry Birds Space also includes gravitational pull of planets and other celestial objects into account.

Voice actress Taketatsu Ayana to release her 2nd single in September

On July 21st, it was announced that voice actress Taketatsu Ayana, who is known for the voice of “Nakano Azusa” from popular anime "K-ON!", will be releasing her 2nd single titled “♪ (pronounced as ‘Onpu’) no Kuni no Alice“, on September 12th.

It will be a piano-rock song written by Suemitsu Atsushi, who also composed/arranged Kimura Kaela’s “Butterfly“. Also, Suzuki Shunsuke, who has participated in many artists’ live concerts, will be taking charge as the guitarist.

Reportedly, Taketatsu did not have confidence in her activities as a singer after she released her debut single, “Sinfonia! Sinfonia!!!” back in April. However, she was encouraged by the positive lyrics of the new song, as she commented, “Since many great people are participating (in this upcoming single), I sang this song thinking ‘I would not lose to myself’. This song includes my growth in it.”

Source: Tokyohive