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Flappy Bird alternatives: iPhone, Android, offline, and on your wrist

Flappy Bird alternatives: iPhone, Android, offline, and on your wrist

Well before Flappy Bird was taken offline by its creator (just this weekend), there were plenty of clones to be played by the public. Today it's become a rather lucrative enterprise, potentially, as users have (apparently) gone so far as to buy iPhones specifically because they have Flappy Bird pre-installed. Don't be fooled, though, aside from the extreme ease with which you'd be able to hack your device and side-load the original game for free, there are plenty of alternatives to be had, some of which are better than the original.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/10/14: HTC low, 2014 Lexus IS F, Flappy Out

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/10/14: HTC low, 2014 Lexus IS F, Flappy Out

It's a dark day in the world of ultra-popular apps as we've come to (sarcastically) realize that we'll no longer be seeing any more Flappy Bird updates. The developer of Flappy Bird has decided that it was all too much, speaking on the massive amount of attention he'd received over the game, shutting the app down entirely this weekend. Now we've got to head to eBay to buy iPhones with the game pre-installed - no joke, that's a real thing. Also we've reviewed the 2014 Lexus IS F, if you'd like to get up close and personal with it.

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Apple pulls Blockchain Bitcoin wallet from App Store

Apple pulls Blockchain Bitcoin wallet from App Store

Bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency available, is stored using a digital wallet app, some of which are more secure than others. The most popular among these is Blockchain, which was removed from the App Store tonight. The reason provided alluded to an issue that hadn't been resolved, but Blockchain contends that Apple hasn't provided any specific reason for its action.

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BBM “Find Friends” feature added for iOS and Android

BBM “Find Friends” feature added for iOS and Android

Just in case you're having trouble finding friends using BlackBerry's own BBM on your iPhone or Android device, BlackBerry has added a feature called "Find Friends on BBM" to the mix. This update allows the user to detect all the friends you've got in your contact list (harvested from your phone) that already use BBM. Doing this allows you to quickly choose who you'd like to connect with by sending them a unique PIN code.

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AllCast live: stream to Chromecast, Apple TV, Xbox One

AllCast live: stream to Chromecast, Apple TV, Xbox One

This week the app known as AllCast has gone (once again) fully live, ready for the Chromecast world first and foremost now that the Google team behind development for the device has released an official Chromecast SDK. This means software developers of all kinds can work on apps that integrate streaming abilities with the Chromecast hardware while the hardware remains up for sale by Google. The AllCast app was one of the first to take advantage of the Chromecast device's abilities before Google was technically ready to allow 3rd party app developers roll forth.

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Pebble appstore for smartwatch goes live for iPhone users

Pebble appstore for smartwatch goes live for iPhone users

Pebble's appstore for its smartwatches has gone live, arriving in an update for the iOS Pebble app and with an Android version due "very, very soon" the company says. Currently stocked with more than 1,000 apps and watchfaces - though expected to become the main hub for all of the company's third-party developers to release their software through - the appstore is split into six app categories, spanning notifications through fitness and games.

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PlayStation 4 February releases begin with horror

PlayStation 4 February releases begin with horror

The first in a (relatively short) series of releases for PlayStation 4 this month will be the horror title "Outlast." Spoken extremely highly of in its first release on the PC, this game has been called scary in a rather ridiculous way. Here we're also going to see it release for free - just so long as you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber, of course.

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