Category Archives: Fun & Entertainment

  • -
turkey runaway

Turkey Runaway

HELP ME! HELP ME! That’s what turkeys are screaming when thanksgiving is fast approaching. It’s like they instinctively know how much we love the tradition of filling our faces this their delicious meat.

When autumn comes in November, the leaves are falling, pumpkins are growing, thanksgiving fairs and parades are here and people are celebrating the thanksgiving holiday together. It’s a happy time spent with family, friends, and for many people like me, football!
But turkeys are not as excited about celebrating the holiday as we are. In fact, these are scary times! You need to forget how much you like the taste of slow-cooked, marinated turkey when you play the Turkey Run Away game.

Your job in the game is simple, help these turkeys to run away from people trying to eat them. Hold the left side of the screen to move and hold the right side of the screen to shoot.

Golden toasted white bread and golden toasted whole wheat bread are your friends. They act as coins to unlock new characters.

Want to know more about this App? Download our magazine at: App User Magazine – Global Media, LLC

Download this app at:

buttons-itunes buttons-googleplay buttons-web

  • -
the_secret_of_monkey_island_special_edition-799857

The Secret of Monkey Island

The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition faithfully re- imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic game (originally released in 1990) for original and new audiences alike. The game is brought into the modern era with an all new re-imagined contemporary art style, a re-mastered musical score, full voiceover, and an in-depth hint system to help players through the game’s side-splitting puzzles.

Purists will also delight in the ability to seamlessly switch between the updated hand-drawn re-imagining and the original classic version.

The game’s twisty plot leads our naive hero on a hilarious, swash-buckling search for the fabled secret of Monkey Island. Tales of pirate wealth lure him to the port of Mêlée with high hopes, no money, and insatiable curiosity. If clever enough, he will win the confidence of Mêlée’s pirates and find himself blown by the winds of fate toward the terrifying and legendary Monkey Island – an adventure that would chill the bones of even the most bloodthirsty buccaneer.

Relive the swashbuckling humorous misadventures of the wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood:
* Go on a daring adventure in your attempt to become the most infamous pirate in the Caribbean
* Win the heart of the beautiful governor, Elaine Marley
* Along the way, confront the evil ghost pirate, LeChuck

Want to know more about this App? Download our magazine at: App User Magazine – Global Media, LLC

Download this app at:

buttons-itunes buttons-web

  • -
dsc_0545

Gender Neutral Emoji

Every year, the list of emoji grows in an attempt to make it increasingly easier to have a conversion without the need of using text. Ad Week reports that 92% of all online consumers already use emoji. These updates in gender equality could increase that percent to 95%.

That’s because the Ad Week article found that gender is a larger factor in emoji use than age. To be specific, 78 percent of women are frequent users of emoji (using them several times per week), while only 60 percent of men use emoji as frequently.

According to Andrew Cunningham with arstechnica.com, the Unicode Consortium has announced the support of new emoji aimed at promoting gender equality. This, in large part, can be attributed to Google. In May, Google proposed a set of new emoji to the Unicode Technical Committee that represent a wider range of professions for women (as well as men), and reflect the pivotal roles that women play in the world. Since then, they’ve worked closely with members of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee to bring the proposal to life.

Because of that proposal, the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee has agreed to add 11 new professional emoji, in both male and female options and with all the skin tones. That’s more than 100 new emoji to choose from!

Want to know more about this App? Download our magazine at: App User Magazine – Global Media, LLC

Download this app at:

buttons-web

  • -
iHeartRadio_Logos

iHeartRadio

I love music – all kinds of music. But I listen to different styles and genres based on what I’m doing. Sunday afternoon music, for example, is different from gym or jogging playlists.

The iHeart radio app can connect you with hundreds of radio stations throughout the United States. It’s tailored to the way you like to listen to music.

It can play in the background while you’re reading emails, playing games or surfing the internet. You can choose non-music stations too – like sports, news and religion-based programming.

Want to know more about this App? Download our magazine at: App User Magazine – Global Media, LLC

Download this app at:

buttons-itunes buttons-googleplay buttons-web

  • -
pokemon-go

Pokémon Go

I thought, for a brief moment, to categorize this app in the health and fitness section. After all, it alone is responsible for getting more people off their couches and out and about than any other reason this summer.

But it could also be in a political/legal section – if we had one. After all, the insanely popular Pokémon Go is collecting users’ data and sharing it with anonymous third parties says Senator Al Franken of Minnesota in a letter to the company’s CEO on Tuesday.

According to The Guardian, the lawmaker wrote a letter to Niantic Inc.’s John Hanke on Tuesday with a list of demands for further information regarding the app’s privacy settings.

Want to know more about this App? Download our magazine at: App User Magazine – Global Media, LLC

Download this app at:

buttons-itunes buttons-googleplay buttons-web

  • -
Google CardBoard

Google CardBoard

Facebook’s Oculus is coming out soon. The world wants to know if Google can compete – especially because their virtual reality device called Cardboard is actually, well, made out of cardboard.

Google claims that because it is made out of cardboard, it’s costs are extremely low. That means that just about anyone can get their smart phone and start playing around with virtual reality for a couple of bucks. The smart phone turned computer provides a small but significant virtual reality experience – especially for the price!

The new Google Cardboard version works with larger phones, such as the iPhone 6, Nexus 6 or Samsung 6 – all of which, as their names suggest, are 6″ phones. It also has some cool conductive foam that users can push to get an even more integrated feel as if they’re pushing on the screen.

One of the projects Google is integrating with Cardboard is called Expeditions. It’s a big set of cardboard drawers complete with visors, Nexus phones and a tablet, giving teachers the ability to provide virtual field trips for their students to real locations throughout the world. The experience can be paused when the students have questions – or when the teacher wants to get their attention before moving forward.

So far, the reaction from teachers and students has been positive and many of them are gaining their first ever encounter with virtual reality. The teacher is given just as much information as the local tour guide would have, adding to the legitimacy of the event.

Google is also allowing anyone to create their own virtual reality space by connecting 16 Go-Pro cameras to a round platform that records the environment from every angle.

Google then takes the images from the 16 cameras and, with high tech
videography algorithms, creates a thousand images from those original 16. This perceptually accurate process is what brings this form of virtual reality to life.

The new version of cardboard works with just about any size of smart phone – including Google’s nemesis – the iPhones. Google’s ambitions won’t end here. You might see the day in the not-too-distant future where one big camera will be able to take the place of the 16 small ones.

But for now, Google is providing app users everywhere with the ability to experience virtual reality no matter where they are straight from their smart phones.

Want to know more about this App? Download our magazine at: App User Magazine – Global Media, LLC

Download this app at:

buttons-itunes buttons-googleplay buttons-web

Search AUM

Get App User Magazine Now!

Subscribe to Our Monthly Newsletter

Access our free monthly newsletter with information that is sure to enhance your online and mobile experience!

AUM Review

Stay connected! Like our Facebook fan page and learn about the newest apps.

WordPress Lightbox