Unless you haven't owned a phone for the last few years, you are likely familiar with Zynga's "with Friends" line of games. The classic Words with Friends is a global phenomenon and subsequent follow-up games have been released every few months since. Hanging with Friends HD is one of the more popular variants, putting a twist on the classic schoolyard game of Hangman, while matching friends wirelessly using their Zynga ID or Facebook log-in. The game's interface will be familiar to anyone who has played Words with Friends, allowing you to see all of your … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Makerlove is an online community of 3D-printed adult toys.
- New app turns your iPhone into a mobile urine lab.
- It was bound to happen: Dongiverse lets you print 3D sex toys.
- Boston frat starts Indiegogo campaign for transsexual brother.
If mobile phones have done anything well, it's pitting friends and family members against each other in cross-country bouts of word games and chess. Four in a Row Vs Friends is the newest entry into the growing genre, bringing the classic Connect 4 game into the digital space with digital friend-matching and wireless synced games. The game is as intuitive as you likely remember, requiring you to drop checkers into one of seven slots, blocking your opponent as you attempt to match four of your own tokens and win. The game installs quickly and easily and, after registration, you'… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- "Bang With Friends" sex app claims to help you mix business with pleasure.
- Paying tribute to Holocaust victims...using Grindr?
- Google Street View catches couple doing it in a dressing room.
- Research finds people that fly in virtual reality are more eager to help in real life.
Find My Friends is a handy app for families who want to keep tabs on each other. Of course it has a downside for couples who aren't always honest with each other, but that's to be expected.
Previously, I had shown you how to set up alerts for your Find My Friends contacts. Once set up, you'd receive an alert on your iOS device when they either arrived or left a location. But I neglected to show you how to send alerts to a Find My Friends contact, or to anyone else, regardless of if they have … Read more
I have had several messages from people as far away as Venezuela this week wanting to know whether I've seen "this thing."
The thing is question turns out to be a charmingly named Facebook app called Bang With Friends. At its root, this is a dating app that eschews the "dating" part and rushes you headlong to the denouement.
There is a clear need for it. The New York Times reported only the other day that the poor and starving men of New York couldn't afford to take women on nice dates, so they resorted to asking them for a hangout. Not the Google Plus kind.
Bang With Friends merely removes the "h" from hangout and replaces it with a "b." Both parties are only notified when there is mutual interest. So there's no deep, direct rejection. … Read more
Gems With Friends Free for iOS is social puzzle game that uses drag-and-drop gems to rack up points against your opponent. We loved the game's simple, but strategic gameplay, and found it very addictive.
To begin, you can log in with either your Facebook account or with your e-mail address. For new users, logging in with either will create a new account where you can select your username. We loved the quick introduction that walks you through a sample game. After going through each tip, we felt we had a good handle on how to play the game. Gems … Read more
Facebook members who use FedEx might want to check out a new app that makes it easier to send items to your friends.
Dubbed "Ship to Friends," the new Facebook app lets you handle the entire shipping process without leaving Facebook. You can ship a package to anyone. But the process is a bit quicker if you're sending something to a Facebook friend since you can select the person from your friends list.
Here's how it works:
Imagine yourself as a little fish swimming far below the surface of the sea, just trying to make it in a big blue world. Suddenly, a horizon-encompassing net grabs you and takes you away from everything you once knew. Things go from bad to worse as the commercial fishing net rises and the pressure change kills you.
This fate, which often befalls millions of smaller non-target fish around the world every year, could change with the invention of the sustainable SafetyNet, which today was named winner of the prestigious 2012 James Dyson Award for design. … Read more
Just in time for Windows 8, Skype has now just released a major version update that adds improved integration with Microsoft and Facebook accounts, better messaging, and some minor changes to the user interface.
For those of you who've been living under a rock, Skype is one of the the most popular video chat and voice calling clients amongst our users as well as the world. It offers free calls to other Skype users over the Internet as well as very affordable rates for calling landlines and phones.
Version 6 brings a much simpler registration process, particularly with more … Read more