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Angry Birds Space Cheats and Tips: Golden Egg Location

Posted on March 27, 2012  in Gaming

Angry Birds Space was successfully released last March 22 for iOS, Android, Mac and PC platforms!

When Rovio announce the planned release last month , I quickly blogged about it here at menardconnect.com because I really love the Angry Birds and the Bad Piggies.

And today, Rovio tweeted that Angry Birds Space reached 10 Million downloads! Wow!!!

And because lots of people are asking me if I have some Angry Birds Space Cheats and Angry Birds Space Tips, I am sharing some Cheats and Tips for Angry Birds Space now 🙂
My Angry Birds Space Cheats for the day is about Angry Birds Space Golden Egg location.
The first Angry Birds Space Golden Egg is on Stage 1-9. Just zoom out, and the egg is in the other planet, just below the 2 Bad Piggies in orbit.

When you hit this Angry Birds Space Golden Egg, there will be some sort of a black hole opening and an animation will be started showing that the black hole and its effect to the Angry Birds. The player will be then transported to a secret level and it looks like the old classic game atari game: Space Invaders

After unlocking the Angry Birds meets Space Invaders stage, you can repeat the stage and perfect it to three stars by going to the Eggsteroid Stage in the main game menu.

Originally, I plan to blog about other Angry Birds Space Golden Egg location and screen cap in the coming days, but if you really cannot wait and  want to have more Angry Birds Space cheats, just go the following Angry Birds Space levels and stage below and look for the Golden Egg :

Level 1-20: Look for the golden egg hidden in the plants/bushes of the planet

and you will unlock the Angry Birds meets Super Mario stage.

View more Angry Birds Super Mario cheats here

Level 2-13: Zoom out and the golden egg will be in the plants/bushes of the planet below the sling shot. This Angry Birds Space Golden Egg unlocks an Angry Birds meets Breakout stage.

View more Angry Birds Breakout cheats here

Level 2-25: The golden egg is on the same planet of slingshot. Just zoom out and it is on the opposite side of the planet. This Angry Birds Space Golden Egg unlocks some Bubble game that I don’t recall the name.

Level 2-28: Angry Birds Space Golden Egg is hidden the snow just next to the arrow sign, and this golden egg unlocks another game that I cannot recall now (will update this post).

Supposedly there is another Angry Birds Space Golden Egg somewhere as the Angry Birds Space Eggsteroids stage says 18 stars (so 18 divided by 3 will be 6 stages). I will update this post when I already have the location of the 6th golden egg.

For more Angry Birds Space Tips: kindly visit Angry Birds Space Cheats: Golden Egg Location Part 2 – Super Mario and Angry Birds Space Cheats: Golden Egg Location Part 3 – Breakout

Kindly visit my other Angry Birds post here.

Hope you like my Angry Birds Space Cheats post 🙂 Watch out for more Angry Birds Space tips here soon…

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Angry Birds Space Out Now for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android devices, Mac and PC

Posted on March 22, 2012  in Gaming

Exciting times for the Angry Birds fanatics!!!

I posted before that Angry Birds Space will be available by March 22, and Rovio have been sender a lot of teaser videos like this one.

Today, Rovio Entertainment announced the launch of Angry Birds Space, available now for the  iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android devices, Mac and PC.

Watch the full background story of the Angry Birds Space below:

Video Credits: Youtube.com

Quoting the press release at Rovio.com

From floating through space in zero gravity, to using the gravity of nearby planets to set up spectacular trick shots, Angry Birds Space takes the gameplay that fans already know and love to a totally new level. With brand new birds, brand new superpowers, and a whole galaxy to explore, the sky is no longer the limit!

Angry Birds Space features 60 exciting levels.

For Angry Birds Space Pricing see below:
Angry Birds Space for Phone and iPod touch is available for $0.99.
Angry Birds Space HD for iPad is available for $2.99.
Angry Birds Space for Mac is available for $4.99.
Angry Birds Space for Android is FREE (with ads of course).
Angry Birds Space for Android (Ad-free version) available for $0.99.
Angry Birds Space HD  for Android tablets for $2.99.

For more details kindly visit the Rovio Press release.

Watch out for more Angry Birds Space posts here at menardconnect.com soon…

For other Angry Birds articles, kindly visit my facebook angry birds cheats post 🙂

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Google Play Store: Android Market is Upgrading to Google Play?

Posted on March 8, 2012  in Technology


Yup! Google is consolidating apps, music, movies and ebooks into one portal: Google Play Store.

This also will mean that Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore will be merged into one Google Play Store online.

A good and logical move imho.

I am just surprised that the update seems to be not that transparent in my droid. I opted to be notified on every updates before doing the actual update. But it seems either I messed up my settings recently or the update is really a covert one and I was just notified by my AV scanner that it did not found any malicious activity in the update.

Google positioned the cloud-based Google Play as a digital entertainment destination where users can find, enjoy and share their favorite music, movies, books and apps on the web and on your Android phone or tablet. Sounds familiar huh?
My quick check reveals that it is the same old Android Market interface:


But if I will find something interesting I will post it here at menardconnect.com.

Watch the Google Play intro video below



Video Credit: youtube.com

Want to know more about Google Play Store, kindly visit Google Mobile Blog and batangastoday.com.

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Angry Birds Space Launch on March 22

Posted on February 20, 2012  in Gaming

Our favorite furious fowl, Angry Birds, is launching into orbit this March 22, 2012.

Meet the newest addition to the Angry Birds family: Angry Birds Space!!!

Video credit: youtube.com and Rovio Mobile

Quoting the official Rovio Blog:

We are VERY excited to announce our next game: Angry Birds Space! It’s going to be the biggest game launch since the original Angry Birds!

Angry Birds Space is a completely new game with innovative new gameplay, but with some of the familiar Angry Birds elements that fans already know and love — plus some surprises!

Wow! The Angry Birds are conquering the outer space now! Exciting!

Rovio is keeping the excitement on a high level and did not share much details about the newest game. The Angry Birds Space video teaser just shared the subtitle “Its one small fling for a bird, one quantum leap for birdkind“.

They also promised announce more information early March, and on launch date (March 22) they will launch Angry Birds Space simultaneously in mobile gaming, animation, retail, and publishing.

My question to Rovio folks: Will we also be seeing the cute angry pigs in Angry Birds Space?

I will definitely keep an eye out for this newest Angry Birds Space game.

Hopefully they also release simultaneously in Android, iOS and other platforms.

For more details, kindly visit batangastoday.com.

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Googtorola Gets Green Light from European Commission and US DOJ

Posted on February 14, 2012  in Technology

Some good news for Google (and for Motorola and Android too 😀 )! Their Googtorola Deal gets the EU’s regulatory nod and US DOJ’s clearance.


image credit: www.google.com

Quoting the Official Google Blog:

We’re happy that today the European Commission approved our proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility, which we announced in August. This is an important milestone in the approval process and it moves us closer to closing the deal. We are now just waiting for decisions from a few other jurisdictions before we can close this transaction.

At the last part of the article an update is posted that mentioned that US Department of Justice has closed its investigation on the Motorola Mobility acquisition by Google.

So I guess this is double “For The Win” for Google this Valentine’s Day 🙂

For more details, kindly visit Batangastoday.com, the Official Google Blog post and Europa.eu Press Release.

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My Post in Malware Blog: How Big will the Android Malware Threat Be in 2012?

Posted on January 6, 2012  in Technology


Happy New Year to all!!!

I have many post ideas for the blog and I cannot decide which one to post first. But I guess I’ll settle with the post (or actually a repost) that is related to one of my favorite topics here at menardconnect.com and at work and that is Android and malware.

So to start the year 2012, I am re-sharing my article published on TrendLabs Malware Blog  last January 5, 2012.

How Big will the Android Malware Threat Be in 2012?
by Menard Osena (Solutions Product Manager)

In August 2011, we released our Snapshot of Android Threats, which stated that there was a significant increase in the number of Trojanized Android apps and actual malware targeting the Android platform.

In our 12 Security Predictions For 2012, we mentioned that smartphone and tablet platforms, especially Android, will suffer from more cybercriminal attacks.

In our continuous monitoring of this threat, we soon noticed that the problem was growing at an alarming rate. From a mere handful of malicious apps at the start of the year, it skyrocketed to more than a thousand malicious Android apps by the middle of December 2011. The average month-on-month growth rate for the second half of 2011 was more than 60%.

If this growth rate is sustained this year, then 2012 will definitely be an “exciting” year for Android. Why is this so? If current trends hold, we may be able to see more than 120,000 malicious Android apps by December.

There are several factors that are causing this explosive growth:

  • The increasing popularity of Android, as highlighted both by the number of total downloaded apps (more than 10 billion via the official Android Market) and the number of users and activations, as stated by Gartner and Google Senior Vice President of Mobile Andy Rubin.
  • The openness of the Android app distribution model. Unlike other mobile OSes, users are free to install applications without passing through any filtering process. This lowers the barriers to installing malicious apps considerably.
  • The cybercriminal mindset: Bad guys attack where the money is.

2011 already saw a wide variety of threats emerge for Android, as we discussed in our year in review. Android malware is definitely here to stay for 2012.

Original Post: TrendLabs Malware Blog: How Big will the Android Malware Threat Be in 2012?

Image Credit: blog.trendmicro.com
Note: With minor edits on the tags/image locations/bold fonts/etc.

Just like my previous Malware Blog article reposts, I will do my best to give additional personal insights here in Menardconnect.com soon.

For now just the repost and some shoutout and appreciation to my teammates who helped (in one way or another) me in the completion of the post.

Special thanks to Jonathan, Christian, Macky, Gelo, Dani, and Eric for their help in the article. You guys and gals really rock!!!

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On My Christmas Wishlist: $99 Tablet Computer

Posted on December 9, 2011  in Technology


Two $99 tablet computer will be out there (in actual stores and online shops) in the coming days…

The first $99 tablet computer is the Novo7.


Image Credit: www.ainovo.com

Dubbed as the first tablet running on the Android yummy Ice Cream Sandwich OS, the Novo7 runs on a 1GHz processor, got 7-inch touchscreen display, have front and back camera, and is wi-fi and 3G capable. The Novo7 device is reported to be power efficient and can stay on standby for 300 hours or 6 hours of non-stop pure gaming.

For me definitely this Ice cream sandwich and below 100 bucks pricing is really great value that’s why its on my Christmas wishlist. For more details on the novo7 kindly visit their site at ainovo.com


The second $99 tablet computer is the HP Touchpad that is rumored to be on sale over the weekend via Ebay.


Image Credit: www.hp.com

As per Techcrunch starting December 11th at 6PM (Central Time) HP Touchpads (16GB and 32GB variants) will be available on HP’s Ebay Store for $99. For an additional 79 bucks you can also score the accessory bundle, which includes a case, charging dock and wireless keyboard.

HP did some fire sale some months back because they decided to abandon their WebOS so this may be their last hurrah for the Touchpad. I’m curious about the WebOS and for 99 bucks I guess its another great deal!

For more details on the $99 tablet sale, kindly visit Batangastoday and Techcrunch.

And if Santa is reading my blog, I want to shout out my Christmas plea

Dear Santa, I’ve been a good boy all year long!!! Kindly take your pick on the two $99 tablet computer above 🙂 Merry Christmas!!!

Hope you also like to have the $99 tablet computer!

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Android Market Reaches 10 Billion App Downloads

Posted on December 7, 2011  in Technology

Exciting news for the Android fans: Google Android Market reached a new milestone as the total number of app downloads reached the 10-billion mark. According to Official Google Blog article posted on December 6, Android Market surpassed 10 billion app downloads over the weekend and they are still counting! Wow!


Image Credit: googleblog.blogspot.com

“This past weekend, thanks to Android users around the world, Android Market exceeded 10 billion app downloads – with a growth rate of one billion app downloads per month”, said Eric Chu, Director at Google’s Android Developer Ecosystem. “We can’t wait to see where this accelerating growth takes us in 2012” added Eric Chu.

To celebrate this 10 billion downloads milestone, Google said that they have partnered with some of the Android developers who contributed to this milestone and together they made a bunch of great Android apps available at an affordable price of 10 cents each.


Android apps like:

  • Asphalt 6 HD
  • Color & Draw for Kids
  • Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro
  • Fieldrunners HD
  • Great Little War Game
  • Minecraft
  • Paper Camera
  • Sketchbook Mobile
  • Soundhound Infinity
  • SwiftKey X


will be available at the Android Market at an amazing price of 10 cents each in the next 10 days.

I am proud that I am part of those who downloaded those 10 billion apps!!!

Congrats to Google and the Android Market Team!!!

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HTC Gives Out Ice Cream Sandwich Update Plans For Their Phones

Posted on November 7, 2011  in Technology


We all know that Google launched their newest Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS together with the launch of Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I know Google will roll it out to other Android partners and today we got some good news for our HTC users!!!


Image Credit: HTC UK Facebook Page and Facebook.com

HTC announced today that they plan to deploy the latest Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich to their smartphone product portfolio too (just like what Samsung did some days ago)

If you got the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Rezound, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G or the HTC Amaze 4G, you are in luck as ICS Ice Cream Sandwich will be coming your way in early 2012.

The news was posted at HTC UK Facebook today November 7, and lots of HTC users are liking the announcement 🙂 .

Quoting the HTC UK Facebook announcement:

HTC knows how excited our fans are to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, so we’re thrilled today to announce the first wave of HTC phones that will receive upgrades.

Ice Cream Sandwich is coming in early 2012 to a variety of devices including the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL and HTC Sensation XE, as well as the HTC Rezound*, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G* and HTC Amaze 4G* through close integration with our carrier partners.

We’re continuing to assess our product portfolio, so stay tuned for more updates on device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Ice Cream Sandwich.

I hope HTC announces Ice Cream Sandwich update plans for their other handsets soon too.

For more details on HTC Updates kindly visit batangastoday.com and the HTC UK Facebook page.

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Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich

Posted on October 20, 2011  in Technology


Simple. Beautiful. Beyond Smart.

That’s how Google and Samsung describe their new Galaxy Nexus mobile phone.

Galaxy Nexus was unveiled yesterday in Hongkong. It is the first phone officially running on Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest Android 4.0 Operating System.

Key Features:

  • 4.65″ Super AMOLED Display (1280×720 res)
  • Dual Core 1.2Ghz processor
  • 4G LTE/HSPA+ ready
  • 1GB RAM
  • Face Unlock Feature
  • Live Effects

and loads of other powerful stuff courtesy of Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS

I love those colorful motorcycle-riding Droids in the video as well as the droids in space (reminds me of R2D2). I don’t know if one of them seems to morphed into an Angry Robot (see 0:07).


Image Credit: Android.com/Wikipedia.org

According to the Official Google Blog, Galaxy Nexus will be available in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia starting November 2011. Let’s hope and pray that Galaxy Nexus can really make it to stores just in time for Christmas!!!

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