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Ex-armed forces members who are sent to prison will get more support following a review of how they are treated, the Ministry of Justice says.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby tells Desert Island Discs he is trying to bridge a split in the Church over same-sex marriage.

The US says North Korea must admit “culpability” for a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures after North Korea suggests a joint inquiry into the attack.

The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.

A gunman shoots dead two police officers sitting inside a patrol car in New York before killing himself, officials say.

Life in one of the world’s most repressive states

Immediate action is needed to ensure pensioners in Scotland are not afraid to put their heating on this winter, according to the SNP.

Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.

robottoy The Internet of Things is the latest, greatest new buzzword du jour and every major technology company, industrial manufacturer, big retailer and health industry player has declared the IoT to be the next big thing. Each of these industries sees a way of taking advantage of tiny low-power intelligent devices or sensors and they’ve baked the IoT into their future product strategies. Read More

European champions Real Madrid beat Copa Libertadores winners San Lorenzo to lift the Club World Cup.

Four Afghan detainees at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says.

A second man is arrested on suspicion of murdering off-duty police officer Neil Doyle, who died after being attacked in Liverpool on Friday.

BlackBerry Classic Front It’s been a long time coming: Blackberry’s return to its roots. Rather than chasing the pack, Blackberry has brought back exactly what its fans have been wanting in a package that is usable, fun, and solid. But can it save the company? I’m a fan of the $450 Classic and will post a full review on Monday but until then I’ve prepared a brief hands on. I’ve found… Read More

Television presenter Caroline Flack and partner Pasha Kovalev are voted winners of Strictly Come Dancing.

#Awkward.

Earlier this year, Jimmy Fallon revealed that Ben Stiller was Hashtag the Panda, a hilarious “Tonight Show” furry who randomly comes out to dance around. It was all fun and games until Stiller dropped by the show on Friday to promote “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” and found out he had been replaced by Chris Rock, whose new movie “Top Five” is also in theaters.

Who would’ve thought a giant fluffy animal costume could make things so uncomfortable? Oh well, let the late night Panda wars begin!

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.


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PopStar! Free

zplay

Genre: Games

Release Date: November 24, 2014


Once you pop, you can't stop!

PopStar! is/was
#1 board game in Japan,
#1 board game in France,
#1 board game in Hong Kong,
#1 board game in China,
#1 board game in Singapore,
#1 board game in Taiwan,
#1 board game in Malaysia,
#1 board game in Luxembourg,
#1 board game in Macau,
#1 board game in Uruguay and so on.

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Fantastic fun!!! (by Phlegm Hacker)
"Now my current favorite game! Strategic, addictive and challenging fun for everyone! Replay value is high! I keep improving! This should be on everyone's iPhone! Good job!"

ADDICTING!!!!! (by 3rdcoasthoney)
"I really love this game. it's very addicting!! Can't put it down. I play it everyday!"

PopStar! (by silvercream)
"PopStar! is the best game I've ever played on my iPod Touch. This game is so addicting and I love this game ALOT."

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How to Play:

– Just tap two or more blocks of the same color.
– There is no time limit, but each stage has target points to proceed to next stage.

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Tips on Scoring:

– Remember just two rules below:
1. The more blocks you pop, the more score you will get
2. Try to clear all block, you will get a lot of bonus.

Example of Rule #1
(Formula: Score = Blocks * Blocks * 5)
2 Blocks = 20
3 Blocks = 45
4 Blocks = 80

10 Blocks = 500

20 Blocks = 2000

Example of Rule #2
(Formula: Bonus = 2000 – Blocks * Blocks * 20)
10 Blocks Left = 0
9 Blocks Left = 380
8 Blocks Left = 720

All Block Cleared = 2000
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Features:

– Autosave when terminated or get a call
– Supports iPhone iOS 4
– All available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

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You can check out a video of the gameplay at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSRkjjw7StY

Website: http://popstar.zplay.cn

© © ZPLAY


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Tap Titans

Game Hive Corp.

Genre: Games

Release Date: December 16, 2014


In a world overrun by evil Titans, it is up to you to slay them and restore peace and order. How do you do it? You must tap!

Tap to attack, tap to slay, tap to collect gold, tap to hire heroes.
Tap to activate devastating skills, tap to unlock powerful auras, tap to summon mysterious artifacts.
Tap to explore beautiful worlds, tap to meet helpful fairies, tap to revive heroes, tap to collect lost treasures.

Keep tapping away. You are our last and only hope!

Features:
* HIRE 30 animated heroes to help you along your journey
* DEFEAT 60 unique and destructive monsters
* EXPLORE 10 beautiful, hand-crafted environments
* PRESTIGE to new worlds to collect relics used to buy precious artifacts
* SUMMON 30 powerful artifacts to give your heroes special abilities

© © 2014 Game Hive Corporation


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Brushstroke

Code Organa

Genre: Photo & Video

Release Date: March 4, 2014


Turn your photos into paintings with Brushstroke.

Brushstroke transforms your album photos and snaps into beautiful paintings in one touch. Edit, sign, and share your work on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Want your artwork printed? We've teamed up with CanvasPop to provide the best quality canvas prints available. Pick a frame and size, and you’ll have your masterpiece delivered and hanging on your wall in no time.

Features:

• Automatically transform your photos into one of many painting styles
• Load photos from your Camera Roll and other Albums
• Take snaps and watch them transform instantly
• Experiment with different color palettes
• Adjust your painting to get just the right look
• Select from a variety of canvases and surfaces
• Sign your painting to personalize it
• Share your art on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
• Have your art printed and shipped right to your doorstep

For more information, visit us at www.codeorgana.com, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @codeorgana. Find out more about CanvasPop prints and their 100% "Love it" lifetime guarantee at www.canvaspop.com.

© © 2014 Code Organa LLC


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Bitmoji – Avatar Emoji Keyboard by Bitstrips

Bitstrips

Genre: Utilities

Release Date: October 28, 2014


Bitmoji is your own personal emoji – that you can use right from your keyboard!

• Create an expressive cartoon avatar
• Choose from a growing library of moods, stickers and comic scenes – featuring YOU!
• Use it in iMessage, WhatsApp and more

If you’re one of the millions of people with a Bitstrips avatar: Just download and sign into the app with Facebook – your unique collection of Bitmoji is already waiting for you!

© © Bitstrips Inc.


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Brothers in Arms® 3: Sons of War

Gameloft

Genre: Games

Release Date: December 17, 2014


*IMPORTANT* Brothers In Arms® 3: Sons of War requires an iPad 2 (or newer), iPhone 4s (or newer), or iPod touch 5th Generation.

The internationally acclaimed WW2 series returns with blood-pumping shooter action, spectacular killcams, and lots of amazing experimental weapons. Become Sergeant Wright and experience a dramatic, life-changing journey in the aftermath of the D-Day invasion.
Lead your band of highly trained brothers and use their special abilities in the heat of battle. Upgrade your weapons, improve your squadmates’ skills and fight back against the enemy!

EXPERIENCE UNIQUE SQUAD-BASED COMBAT
> Use your brothers to gain a tactical advantage!
> Employ their diverse abilities: Air Strike, Molotov, Rocket Blast, Mortar Fire and many more.
> Unlock new allies. Upgrade them into seasoned soldiers: damage output, ability cooldown, HP pool, AoE ability damage and more!

DIVE INTO EXHILARATING ACTION GAMEPLAY
> Smooth cover-based 3rd-person action with free movement.
> Various types of missions such as Assault, Sniper, Siege and Stealth.
> Impressive killcam zooms.

PICK YOUR FAVORITE WEAPON
> Unlock new weapons and turn them into the ultimate arsenal with fire rate, recoil, reload speed or clip-size upgrades!
> Discover the game-changing power of experimental weapons!
> Wreak havoc with their cool abilities: Triple or Infinite Bullets, Electric Discharges and more!

ENJOY EYE-CATCHING VISUAL EFFECTS
> Stunning indoor and outdoor settings.
> Weather and time-of-day variations.
> Console-like graphics for a AAA gaming experience.

WIN AWESOME REWARDS IN SPECIAL EVENTS
> Ladder challenge: missions gradually increase in difficulty for better prizes.
> Limited-time events with exclusive drops.

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Visit our official site at http://www.gameloft.com
Follow us on Twitter at http://glft.co/GameloftonTwitter or like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/Gameloft to get more info about all our upcoming titles.
Check out our videos and game trailers on http://www.youtube.com/Gameloft
Discover our blog at http://glft.co/Gameloft_Official_Blog for the inside scoop on everything Gameloft.
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This app allows you to purchase virtual items within the app.

© Brothers in Arms, Gearbox Software, Gameloft trademarked. © 2014 Bromo, LLC. All rights reserved.


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SimCity BuildIt

Electronic Arts

Genre: Games

Release Date: December 16, 2014


WELCOME MAYOR! We’re glad to have you on board. Your first order of business – create your own gorgeous, unique city that has citizens vying to move in. But remember, the larger your city gets, the more needs your citizens have. This is an all-new SimCity game – re-imagined for mobile!

This app offers in app purchases. You may disable in app purchases using your device settings.

BUILD YOUR CITY
With countless buildings and vivid, 3D-quality graphics, this is the most realistic city builder on mobile. Strategically place buildings to keep the taxes flowing and your city growing. Pinch, zoom, and rotate 360 degrees as you manage your city on the go – both online and offline.

FLEX YOUR POWER
Create and trade resources with friends and other cities. Unlock exclusive buildings like Big Ben and The Arc de Triomphe, or unleash natural (and not so natural) disasters!

KEEP YOUR CITIZENS HAPPY
Solve real city challenges like traffic, fires, and pollution. Balance services like power and entertainment to give your citizens what they need. Complete fun challenges to specialize your city and shape society.

Watch your city come to life – night and day!

This game is designed for an iPhone 4s or higher to play.


Terms of Service: http://www.ea.com/terms-of-service
Privacy and Cookie Policy: http://privacy.ea.com
Game EULA: http://tos.ea.com/legalapp/mobileeula/US/en/GM/
Visit http://help.ea.com/en/simcity/simcity-buildit/ for assistance or inquiries.

Important Consumer Information: The app requires acceptance of EA’s Privacy & Cookie Policy, TOS and EULA; contains advertisements for EA and its partners; collects data through third party analytics technology (see Privacy & Cookie Policy for details); contains direct links to the Internet and social networking sites intended for an audience over 13; EA may retire online features and services after 30 days’ notice posted on www.ea.com/1/service-updates

© SimCity BuildiIt © 2013 Electronic Arts Inc. EA, the EA Logo and SimCity are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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Looney Tunes Dash!

Zynga Inc.

Genre: Games

Release Date: December 17, 2014


Run, jump, smash, and slide into new levels and adventures with Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, Tweety Bird, and other Looney Tunes favorites! Complete level objectives to unlock new Looney Tunes characters and zones based on iconic Looney Tunes landscapes. Enjoy loads of wild, whacky, and looney ways to run as you discover each character’s Special Ability and Collector’s Card. It’s time to run, Doc!

•Run as Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Road Runner, and other favorite Looney Tunes characters!
•Explore and run in iconic Episodes like Painted Desert, Tweety’s Neighborhood, and more!
•Complete level goals to progress on the Looney Tunes map and unlock more zones!
•Unlock and master each character’s Special Ability for extra running power!
•Grab Power-Ups to fly like a superhero, blast through obstacles, plus loads of other surprises!
•Collect Looney Tunes Collector’s Cards to fill your Looney Tunes Bin and learn fun trivia!
•Prank other Looney Tunes characters for more coins and points!

ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES
•Use of this application is governed by the Zynga Terms of Service. These Terms are available through the License Agreement field below, and at http://m.zynga.com/legal/terms-of-service.
•For specific information about how Zynga collects and uses personal or other data, please read our privacy policy at http://m.zynga.com/privacy/policy. Zynga’s Privacy Policy is also available through the Privacy Policy field below.
•The game is free to play, however in-app purchases are available for additional content and premium currency. In-app purchases range from $0.99 to $99.99.
•This game does permit a user to connect to social networks, such as Facebook, and as such players may come into contact with other people when playing this game.
Terms of Service for Social Networks you connect to in this game may also apply to you.
You will be given the opportunity to participate in special offers, events, and programs from Zynga Inc and its partners

Looney Tunes Dash! TM and © 2014 WBEI

© © 2014 Zynga Inc.

Scotland’s top prosecutor says there is no evidence to suggest Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is innocent.

Police in central France shoot dead a man who injured three officers at a police station whilst reportedly shouting “God is great!” in Arabic.

Well, there go your holiday memories.

Jimmy Fallon’s “Thank You Notes” just revealed the truth behind some of your favorite holiday traditions, and it will totally open your eyes. For instance, have you ever noticed how stockings are basically flammable pieces of fabric hung above a fire? Or have you thought about the real reason why Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was so popular?

After this, all you can really say is, “Thank you, Jimmy Fallon, for completely destroying the holidays in the best way ever.”

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.