SUGAR CRUSH

Woman Steals $1,700 from Disabled Mother to Feed Candy Crush Addiction

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leeeave! (Screengrab: iTunes)

The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing, they say.

In other news, a completely grown-up UK woman stole over £1,000 (US$1,705) from her disabled mother to feed her crazy Candy Crush addiction, the Telegraph reports.

The 45-year-old woman, Sally-Anne Turner, had access to her mother’s bank account when she acted as her caregiver. The mother noticed money disappearing from her bank account between February 2012 and January 2014, coincidentally during the time that her daughter “became addicted to Candy Crush Saga and other online gaming sites.” Read More

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SaveUp App Adds Quizzes to Help You Gamble Your Way Out of Debt

SaveUp's home screen.

This is going to sound like an infomercial or a spammy email from a fake Nigerian prince, but bear with us. This is an actual app that works.

SaveUp lets you gamble for huge cash prizes without spending any of your own money. The only way you can play, though, is to build good financial habits. Link SaveUp to your bank accounts, and every time you deposit money in your savings account or pay down a debt, you’ll receive credits. Using those credits, you can play games of chance on your phone and compete to win prizes like a $50,000 student loan payment, a $25,000 trip to Paris for two, or the jackpot of $2 million. Read More

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Cancel All Your Plans: The Team Behind ‘Dots’ Releases Sequel

TwoDots brings the same addictive gameplay, only with more a story than "make squares." (via Dots)

If you don’t know about Dots, congratulations. You’ve escaped being one of the 20 million players who are sucked into the dot-connecting frenzy. But for those who are hooked on the minimalist puzzle game, get ready to cancel whatever productive plans you had for the rest of the day: the team behind your addiction just put out a sequel.

There are a number of new features in TwoDots that add a little spice to the original Dots formula. The game boards come in all shapes and sizes, there are new challenges, 85 levels and new kinds of dots, like “anchor dots” in the underwater segment of the game’s story. Read More