March 13, 2014

Google pushes minor updates to a handful of apps

Google Updates

Google has pushed out a few updates today, most of them very minor. This usually happens every Wednesday. So grab your phone/tablet and start updating your apps now!

Here is a list of changes:
  • Google Translate recieved an update to enable handwriting support for 13 new languages — Arabic, Bosnian, Cebuano, Gujarati, Hmong, Kannada, Maltese, Mongolian, Persian, Punjabi, Somali, Tamil, and Telugu.
  • YouTube now allows you to reply to comments from the app.
  • Maps was updated with bug fixes and upcoming events when you search out a place by name.
  • Chromecast was updated with bug fixes, and the settings were moved into the side menu as we've seen with other Google applications.
  • Chrome Beta just got some bug fixes and the usual stability improvements.
  • Wallet purchases made with the service can now be tracked and managed right from the app.

Get Ready for Angry Birds Epic

Earlier this week Rovio began teasing us about a new game, revealing very little other than showing us a bird in medieval armor and telling us the title would see a soft launch in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Thanks to gaming site Kotaku, we now learn the new title will be called Angry Birds Epic, and it’s an RPG.

Rovio’s Angry Bird Epic will be launching first for iOS users in Australia and Canada later this week (no mention of New Zealand this time), and will globally launch on Android, iOS and Windows Phone a bit later down the road.

As for the core gameplay? Epic features a turn-based RPG mechanic with some form of a storyline and a crafting system that will allow you to improve your armor and weapons as you progress through the game. As to be expected, you can certainly craft without paying a cent, but there will be in-app purchases to help your efforts along.

[via Android Authority]

Ubuntu 14.04 Default Wallpaper Now Available to Download

For those wishing to get the default wallpaper of Ubuntu 14.04, you can download it now here

The wallpaper is 2560 x 1600 and is a little over 2MB.

Other wallpapers are currently in the selection process and won't be released till much later.

In my opinion, the wallpaper is one again plain and simple with the mixture of orange and purple. I rather the Linux Mint wallpapers than the Ubuntu ones any day.