This puzzle game is incredibly simple, but deceptively hard

By Lory Gil on Aug 21, 2014

I wonder if there is any study, which shows that playing logic puzzle games improves your brain function. If that were the case, then I would be a genius by now.

Squares: Puzzle Game is one of those titles that make you feel a little bit smarter than you were before you started playing. All you have to do is move some squares around, but the complexity is in its simplicity. We’ve got a game review of Squares: Puzzle Game for you today… Read More

 

This app tells you what apps are battery hogs

By Lory Gil on Aug 19, 2014

Some days, my iPhone 5 works all day with very little battery drain. Other days, it seems like I’ve run out of juice after minimal usage. I’ve always wondered which activities are the biggest culprits in my battery drainage.

Normal: Battery Analytics is a diagnostics app that uses general information about your device and compares it with that of thousands of other iPhone users to help you determine which apps should be killed and which should be deleted altogether in order to spare your battery life. Read More

 

Assault Vector review: turn-based strategy set in outer space

By Lory Gil on Aug 14, 2014

I am a sucker for a turn-based strategy game. They can be great time wasters. I love planning my move, setting up my men, and hitting hard with a great attack.

Assault Vector is a turn-based strategy game where players must be ready for attack from all angles. Plan your attack before your enemy gets you cornered. We took it for a spin and have a full review of Assault Vector for you below… Read More

 

Coloring for Grown-Ups will turn your sad life into a child’s activity

By Lory Gil on Aug 13, 2014

Coloring for Grown-ups is a clever website dedicated to colorable pages of real-life adventures for the over-twenty-somethings out there. The site has been around for a few years and the co-founding duo, Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen, have managed to produce three physical coloring books filled with adult-minded illustrations for the kid in you.

The Coloring for Grown-Ups app recently found its way into the App Store. It is filled with dozens of pages of illustrations dating all the way back to the first web publications. We did some coloring ourselves, and have a hands-on review of Coloring for Grown-Ups for you now… Read More

 

Space Colors review: things get colorful when you are deep in space

By Lory Gil on Aug 12, 2014

Space-based shoot-em-up games are a dime-a-dozen and as fun as can be. I love heading out in my virtual ship and pew, pew-ing everything that moves. No mining, no building relationships with other worlds. Just shootin’ and flyin’ for me.

Space Colors is a shoot-em-up style space game where players must follow mini missions in order to earn points and collect credits. Fly through space in a colorful adventure across the galaxy. Check out our game review of Space Colors below… Read More

 

Timeful is a personal assistant dressed up as a calendar

By Jake Underwood on Aug 9, 2014

In the midst of our hectic lives, most of us still manage to find time to use our cell phones. We may sneak in a quick glance at the news or play a little game here and there, but for many of us, our cell phones provide more entertainment than productivity.

Timeful is a calendar app that attempts to make managing a schedule and creating new to-dos and habits effortless. How does it perform at this daunting task? Read on for a full review… Read More

 

Blood Bowl review: ‘Fantasy Football’ takes on a whole new meaning

By Lory Gil on Aug 6, 2014

The Warhammer series dates back to the mid 1980s when the role-playing adventure game and the tabletop miniatures game won the hearts of fantasy fiction fans. The football-inspired board game based in the Warhammer Fantasy setting made its debut in 1987 and became a PC video game by the mid-1990s.

Blood Bowl for the iPad is the mobile adaptation of the original PC game. You can play as either Humans or Orcs as you compete in this season’s tournament for supremacy. Just watch out for the opposing team. Killing your opponent works better than stealing the ball does. We’ve got a game review of Blood Bowl for you today… Read More

 

PackPoint takes the stress out of packing for a trip

By Andrew Kunesh on Aug 5, 2014

Though traveling is one of my favorite things to do, packing for travels can be pretty stressful, especially when traveling abroad. Attempting to factor what I’ll need for the weather can be tough, and remembering mundane things like a passport and house key for my return can be disastrous if forgotten. However, PackPoint, a new travel app, aims to reduce this stress by creating smart packing lists for both business and holiday travel. To find out if PackPoint will help you on your next adventure, read my full PackPoint review below…

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PHHHOTO lets you take moving pictures you can share with all your friends

By Lory Gil on Aug 4, 2014

By now, most people have an Instagram or Vine account. Even if you don’t, you probably use Facebook or Twitter to share pictures with friends and family. Frankly, I’m getting bored with all of these sedentary images. I want my pictures to move.

PHHHOTO might be called the next-generation of photography-based social networking. Instead of plain, non-moving snapshots of your trip to the fair, you can create one-second animated GIFs to share with the world. We took the app for a test spin and have a review of PHHHOTO for you today… Read More

 

The perfect portable car mount gets bigger

By Sébastien Page on Aug 1, 2014

In our recent Kenu Airframe review, we unanimously called the portable car mount the perfect dashboard companion for your iPhone. Small, convenient, practical, and fairly inexpensive, this lightweight accessory makes mounting your phone on a car dashboard a quick and easy thing, as it will secure virtually any device with a screen size of up to 5 inches.

But what happens if you have a bigger device?

With rumors of a larger 5.5″ screen iPhone 6 looming above us, and with the proliferation of larger smartphones all around, the folks at Kenu have decided to address the demand, and recently released the Airframe+, a device exactly similar in form and function to its smaller version, but with more size to accommodate bigger screens. Read More

 

Reverse-engineer crosswords with Bonza Word Puzzle

By Jake Underwood on Aug 1, 2014

Looking at the App Store, it’s easy to see that word games and puzzles aren’t quite what the public is clamoring to download. Often, the endless runners and messaging apps take control of the charts, leaving good but more sophisticated games to fall out of common knowledge.

Bonza Word Puzzle, a new type of crossword, is trying to combat this trend with an innovative style and some additional quality features. How does it fare? Read on for a full review… Read More

 

Bio Inc. – Biomedical Plague review: kill your patient with lethal diseases

By Lory Gil on Jul 31, 2014

I’ve always been a fan of apocalyptic situations. If it’s a meteor headed straight for Earth or a virus that turns humans into zombies, I’m up for it. I like it even more when I get to virtually participate in a simulated version of a killer situation.

Bio Inc.  – Biomedical Plague is a simulation app that allows you to slowly kill your patient by injecting him with a variety of medical conditions. As his health deteriorates, you’ll have more ways to kill him off. We took the game for a test run and have a review of Bio Inc. for you today… Read More

 

Reddme review: a new Reddit experience on the iPhone

By Lory Gil on Jul 30, 2014

Do you read Reddit? What am I saying? Of course you do. If you are on the Internet, you probably read it every day, multiple times per day. If you consider yourself ahead of the game, a taste-maker, or well-informed, you have probably posted an article or two. Fans of the site probably read Reddit on the go using the popular third-party client Alien Blue, which is a fantastic app. However, maybe it is time for something new.

Reddme is a third-party Reddit reader that makes it easy for you to read, write, edit, and comment on various articles, categories, and threads. We’ve got an app review of Reddme for our loyal readers here… Read More

 

Hellraid: The Escape review – a room escape game with a fantasy fiction edge

By Lory Gil on Jul 28, 2014

When it comes to puzzle games, I think of titles like The Room. When I think of room escape games, I think of titles like Stormglass Protocol. When I think of fantasy fiction, I think of games like Warhammer Quest. What I don’t do is think of them as all in the same category.

Hellraid: The Escape is a mix between puzzle games, room escape, and fantasy adventure. Players must figure out how to destroy enemies by using smarts instead of swords. We’ve got a game review of Hellraid: The Escape for you below… Read More

 

Truefilm is a comprehensive photo editing app with unique features

By Andrew Kunesh on Jul 26, 2014

Though there is a ton of camera apps on the App Store, one recent addition caught my eye: Truefilm. This app is a spin on your normal photo editing app with filters, basic controls, and frames, however, the app offers a couple features I’ve never seen implemented in a mobile photo editing app, such as version tracking. Read my full Truefilm review to see if it’s worth your $0.99. Read More

 

Matter will turn your photos into geometric artwork

By Lory Gil on Jul 24, 2014

The makers of Tangent and Fragment are back with their newest geometric overlay app. If you have a soft spot for prismatic photo effects that integrate right in with the subject matter, Pixite’s latest submission to the genre is right up your alley.

Matters is a geometric overlay photo effects app that lets you create stunning pieces of photographic art that can be turned into moving pictures. We’ve got a hands-on app review of Matter for you here… Read More

 

Early reviews dump cold water on Amazon Fire Phone

By Cody Lee on Jul 22, 2014

At a media event on June 18, Amazon entered the smartphone fray with the Fire Phone. Sure the company is 7 years late to a market that is largely dominated by a handful of heavyweights, but it hoped the device’s unique features would set it apart.

Tonight, the embargo lifted on early reviews of the handset, and they aren’t pretty. The consensus is that the aforementioned features—tilt scrolling, etc.—are gimmicky at best, and the phone itself is a pain to use. Read on for other initial reactions… Read More

 

No Brakes: it’s like driving therapy for your mind

By Jake Underwood on Jul 19, 2014

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for a game that sports a cute hero. Whether it’s a small animal or an abstract shape with a cute face, I can’t seem to resist helping the little guy to victory. So when I stumbled by the app icon of the game No Brakes (and heard Sebastien mention the game on the last episode of Let’s Talk iOS), I knew I just had to give the game a chance. Read on for my full review… Read More

 

RideScout will get you around your city fast

By Andrew Kunesh on Jul 18, 2014

From bike share to rail to ride sharing, if you live in a big city, chances are there is a ton of transportation options to choose from. And with so many options come different pricing, routes, and timing, so it can be tough to pick what works best in each situation. That’s where RideScout comes in.

RideScout is a relatively new app that takes multiple forms of transportation into account when searching for directions. The app compares cycling, driving, taxis, ride share, and public transportation to give you the best options in regards to timelines, cost, and health. Read my full Ridescout review to learn more. Read More

 

Novation Launchpad is a simple but powerful music maker

By Jake Underwood on Jul 18, 2014

Let’s cut to the chase: creating music on an iPhone or iPad isn’t as easy as it should be. The gold standard, GarageBand, almost requires some knowledge of an instrument, which drastically whittles down the amount of users that can create on the platform. However, the complexity of the music-making process isn’t specifically limited to GarageBand, as it is something music-creating apps have struggled with throughout the history of the App Store. Wouldn’t it be nice to just press buttons and watch a creation form in front of your very eyes?

Novation Launchpad sure would seem to think so. The app, created by developers Novation, is as simple as it can get, but the results don’t suffer from the ease-of-use. Read on for a full Novation Launchpad review… Read More

 
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