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Flappy Bird Removed From App Store – But Why?

Posted on 10/02/2014 by Chris Hauk

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“Flappy Bird,” the simple, yet frustrating iOS game that took the App Store by storm has been removed from the App Store, as previously promised by developer Dong Nguyen. While Mr. Nguyen claims he withdrew it voluntarily, at least one website reports it may have been pulled by Apple following complaints from game maker Nintendo.

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Genes in Space for iOS: Help Fight Cancer As You Fly Through Space

Posted on 05/02/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Remember when your parents told you that playing video games would never lead to anything good? Well, in at least one case, they were wrong. This way comes British charity Cancer Research UK’s game, Genes in Space, the intergalactic flight game for iOS that uses your in-game activity to search out patterns in DNA microarray data in the fight against cancer.

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Rovio Denies Assisting NSA in Spying on Angry Birds Players

Posted on 28/01/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Documents made public yesterday claim U.S. and UK intelligence agencies are retrieving personal data sent by mobile apps during mass surveillance sweeps. Rovio’s popular game, “Angry Birds” was mentioned as one of the apps targeted by the agencies.

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