Pact app pays you to exercise and eat right

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Pact app pays you to exercise and eat right

Pact app pays you to exercise and eat right

Posted: 02 Jan 2014 12:53 PM PST

Pact (formerly GymPact) challenges you to not only work out, but also log your foods and eat your veggies.

(Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET)

Need a little extra incentive to stick to your New Year's resolution? You know, the one about eating less and exercising more?

Perhaps you've heard of GymPact, an app that rewards you for hitting the gym on a regular basis and charges you a fee if you don't. Just in time for the new year, GymPact is now Pact, and it now applies its payment/penalty system to dietary goals as well.

The app (Android|iOS) offers three different kinds of "pacts": food, gym, and veggie. The food pact requires you to log your daily intake using the excellent MyFitnessPal, which now syncs directly with Pact.

With a veggie pact, you set a goal to eat a certain amount of fruits and vegetables per week. To verify each serving, you snap a photo with your phone before eating. (To help prevent cheating, photos are verified using a variety of criteria.)[Read more]


Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed appears on iOS for $5

Posted: 02 Jan 2014 10:21 AM PST

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Sonic the Hedgehog, the longstanding Sega mascot, has driven to iOS.

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Sega on Thursday announced the launch of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for iOS. The game, which has been available on traditional game platforms, including the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, since 2012, has been modified to work with Apple's iPhone and iPad.

Like the console version, the game allows users to control Sonic or other Sega characters as they race through different tracks. The "Transformed" comes into play during a race when vehicles can be modified into a car, boat, or plane. The game also supports both online and local multiplayer.

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Nokia officially walks away from Symbian, MeeGo

Posted: 02 Jan 2014 08:00 AM PST

That was it; we are officially closed. Thank you all for the past years!

— Symbian Signed Team (@SymbianSigned) January 2, 2014

Nokia's plan to stop supporting Symbian and MeeGo apps has been completed.

The end of support for Symbian- and MeeGo-based applications in the Nokia Store is officially here, the company said Thursday on its Symbian Signed Twitter account. Not long after announcing the sale of its devices and services business to Microsoft, Nokia told developers that as of January 1, 2014, they would no longer be able to offer up new apps or update existing apps in the Nokia Store for the two largely defunct mobile OSes. The move is designed to focus Nokia's efforts on Windows Phone and its low-cost Asha line.

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