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The NSA's Secret Source: Angry Birds?

Spy agency exploits flaws in popular apps

(Newser) - When you fire up Angry Birds, Google Maps, or a host of other popular smartphone apps, you're opening yourself up to government spies. The NSA and its UK counterpart, the GCHQ, have been actively intercepting the data that "leaky" apps collect from users, according to a new leak... More »

Angry Birds Gets Star Wars Treatment

Rovio to release game's latest incarnation Nov. 8

(Newser) - Our avian friends are still fuming—and this time, the fate of the galaxy is at stake. A new edition of Rovio's Angry Birds is on its way, set in the world of Star Wars. Set for release Nov. 8 on iOS, Android, Windows 8, and Mac, the game... More »

'Bad Piggies' Soars to Top of App Charts

Rovio releases sequel to Angry Birds

(Newser) - Just a few hours after being released, Bad Piggies, the long-awaited follow-up to Angry Birds, is topping the app charts for both iOS and Android, reports CNET . In Bad Piggies, you change teams, manipulating the pigs instead of birds—players use umbrellas, wings, propellers, and other tools to find pieces... More »

Angry Birds to Launch Luxury Jewelry Line

$290 for the silver Mighty Eagle Ring

(Newser) - The gigantically popular app Angry Birds is extending its brand into ... luxury jewelry? After hitting 1 billion downloads in May and launching successful lines of toys and clothes, game-maker Rovio is testing its merchandise appeal with a more upscale clientele, reports Forbes . The launch item is a $290 silver ring,... More »

Angry Birds Won't Tick Off Nokia After All

Rovio will create a version for Windows Phone platform

(Newser) - Good news for Nokia and fans of Angry Birds who use their phones: Game-maker Rovio says it plans to make a version of the new Angry Birds Space for the Windows Phone 7 platform, despite earlier reports to the contrary, notes Mashable . The game sequel launched on iOS and Android... More »

Angry Birds Head Off Into Outer Space

Rovio's app sequel will launch March 22

(Newser) - The Angry Birds are lifting off into outer space. The upcoming sequel of the blockbuster app franchise—which has logged more than 500 million downloads—will see the belligerent feathered creatures exploring the vast realm beyond planet Earth. Angry Birds Space will launch March 22, reports USA Today's Game... More »

Angry Birds Get Happy Over Holidays: 6.5M Downloads

Rovio has a record day on Christmas

(Newser) - At this point, maybe phones should just come preloaded with those ubiquitous birds: Game-maker Rovio reports 6.5 million downloads of various Angry Birds versions on Christmas Day, reports All Things D . Which is impressive not just because it's a record and three times more than last year, notes... More »

iPhone App of the Year Is... Instagram

Apple recognizes its faves as Angry Birds remains top-seller

(Newser) - The retro-styling photography app Instagram scored the honor of 2011's "iPhone App of the Year," as bestowed by Apple in its annual year-in-review rankings called iTunes Rewind. Instagram allows users to retool photos with Polaroid-esque filters and then share the snapshots through social media. The iPhone app... More »

Angry Birds Soar Into Reality

Birds, pigs, explosions come to life in Spanish setup

(Newser) - You’ve played the game, you’ve seen the “movie” trailer —now, witness Angry Birds in real life. A giant replica of the game’s birds, pigs, and barricades was set up at Plaça Nova de Terrassa in Spain in an effort to promote Deutsche Telekom. The... More »

Angry Birds Launches on the Web

Now you can feed your addiction without your phone

(Newser) - You no longer need a smartphone to shoot furious fowl at evil swine: As its international popularity continues to soar, Angry Birds is taking off on the Web. Maker Rovio has teamed with Google for a beta version of the game, which was developed for Google’s Chrome OS and... More »

Angry Birds Coming to Facebook

Company cooking up social features for smash hit

(Newser) - Angry Birds has already conquered the smartphone market and the hugely popular game is now launching itself toward Facebook, reports the Christian Science Monitor. Analysts are skeptical that the puzzle-based game—in which players use a slingshot to fling birds at pigs—will be a good fit, but makers say... More »

Angry Birds Aim for Mario-Level Success

75 million downloads, but gamemakers are still spreading their wings

(Newser) - Angry Birds may be the biggest hit on Apple's App Store and a ubiquitous pop-culture presence, but the birds' creators have even bigger plans for their furious fowls—a Super Mario Bros-level of success. "What we’re doing is we’re building out the Angry Birds world,” the... More »

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