Posts Tagged ‘apps’

Facebook Disables LOLapps Games and Applications

October 17th, 2010

LOLapps

Facebook has initiated a complete suspension of all LOLapps apps and games. This includes Critter Island, another clone of the numerous Sim games on Facebook.

All Facebook had to say about this, was: “We have disabled applications from LOLapps due to violations of our terms.”

Read more here.

FarmVillain: Finally, a Cool App on Facebook

May 18th, 2010

We all hate Farmville. It’s a stupid time-waster, masquerading as a game and it’s horribly boring. Worse than that – all your friends play it and continuously nag you with stupid gift requests such as goats, ducks and fruit. Facebook feeds are full of idiotic and uninteresting Farmville updates. Yeah, like I really fucking care that you found a black sheep on your pointless, meaningless, imaginary  farm.

For those of you who wish to wreak some vengenace – here’s your chance. This cool app is called FarmVillain and it will publish funny stories to your feed, such as “You can now grow hemp on your farm, you know, for making rope”, “Master Butcher achieved! You have successfully slaughtered 1000 cows in a 24 hour interval on your farm” and “You found zombie Jesus on your farm” – which is rather disturbing, I must say.

Just click on the story you want to publish to your feed, and annoy the hell out of your dimwitted Farmville-addicted friends. Enjoy!

MySpace Launches a Gaming Section

March 10th, 2010

In an effort to revive a slowly-dying site, MySpace launched MySpace Games – a social gaming environment with new tools and functionality for users and developers.

MySpace Platform developers are now able to:

  • Review application-specific analytics via a new API, including invitation conversions, active users, notification responses and demographics.
  • Build games in rich, 3D-like quality with Unity’s powerful 3D engine and allow MySpace users to access the games with a new plug-in. For example, Paradise Paintball utilizes this technology.
  • Encourage cross-platform competition with Scoreloop, which allows games on different platforms to share the same high scores, achievements, challenges and buddy lists.
  • Utilize GroovyCortex, which is a cloud-based solution for onsite application developers, to provide low latency push data for multiplayer games.
  • Track the source of application invitations and utilization to learn how users are finding and choosing specific games.

MySpace also announced the MySpace Neon iPhone application, giving users access to their MySpace games on the iPhone.

Freeware for a New Computer

February 15th, 2010

My laptops were stolen from my apartment this weekend, so I was forced to get a new one.I’m supposed to get it tomorrow. Until then, between one post and the other, I created a list of software and apps I want to install on it.

Free Software to Install on a New Computer

Firefox

It’s not just a browser, it’s a work station. I don’t use IE (because it’s a horrible browser) and Firefox definitely qualifies as my most used software. In fact, it’s open on my PC all day long. I use it to read mail, surf the net, develop websites and WordPress themes and manage my sites. Of course, Firefox by itself isn’t enough – you need some good add-ons. Some good Firefox add-ons include: Firebug, Measure-it, Colorzilla, Twitter Bar, TinyURL creator, Better Gmail, ScribeFire and more.

Comodo Internet Security

A free anti-virus and a firewall in one. Comodo can be a bit of a nag sometimes, and has some false positives, but it gives your computer an overhaul great security, and the fact that it’s a firewall, an anti-virus and malware protector combined makes it very useful.

Chrome

It’s a very fast browser, and if you are web developer, you’re gonna need one in order to check that your sites look OK.

Pidgin

I’m not much of a fan when it comes to IM, but Pidgin is a very lean and useful tool. It combines most known instant message apps, it’s free and it’s fun to use. Use it to connect easily to MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo, AIM and other chat networks all at once.

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is a high performance anti-malware application that thoroughly removes even the most advanced malware and spyware. It’s very efficient and once saved my butt from a very annoying malware.

Ccleaner

Ccleaner, which stands for Crap Cleaner, does exactly that – it cleans your computer and erases unnecessary files, internet cache and history, and can even fix some registry errors.

Notepad ++

A great advanced text editor, with tabbed interface, configurable syntax highlighting, syntax folding, line numbering, multi-view, bookmarks and much more.

FileZilla

Amazingly enough, FTP is still one of the most useful protocols on the net. FileZilla is a free, fast and easy to use FTP client.

Foxit Reader

A wonderful, light-weight alternative to Adobe Acrobat. Use it to read PDF documents and throw away the bulky has-been Acrobat.

7-Zip

Remember WinZip? Well, forget about it. Although window has a built-in archive support, 7-zip easily surpasses it – and it’s free!

Media Player Classic Home Cinema

This project is based on the original “Media Player Classic” and was created after Gabest, the original author, stopped working on it. Many new player features have been integrated in this player, which is a great alternative to Microsoft’s media player.

AxCrypt

AxCrypt is a freeware file encryption utility that locks down file and folders. It is a very lightweight program, that takes up little space on your hard drive, and is not that memory hungry, compared to other tools. AxCrypt encrypts files that are safely and easily sent to other users via e-mail or any other means. Self-decrypting files are also supported, removing the need to install AxCrypt to decrypt.

WordPress for Android 1.0 is Now Available

February 3rd, 2010

WordPress for Android 1.0 is now available for Android users. This is a rather basic release, which allows WordPress users to:

  • Configure and manage multiple blogs
  • Perform comment moderation and reply to comments
  • Create and Edit Posts including categories, tags and photos
  • Create and Edit Pages
  • Get notified of new comments in the Android notification bar

Here’s the application in action:

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