iOS App Review

Tired of Facebook? Try these three social apps instead

Tired of Facebook? Try these three social apps instead

Are you tired of using social media channels like Facebook to share pics, or schedule a get-together? Sometimes, you just want to create your own little bubble, apart from the larger one that is social media. If you’ve been looking for a way to go “off the social grid”, here are three apps you and your friends can use to forge a new path.

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Kiwanuka iOS and Android game Review

Kiwanuka iOS and Android game Review

There’s a game on the iTunes App Store that goes by the name Kiwanuka, and it’s made for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This game is extremely simple and extremely challenging - just so long as you’re not a master of geometry. UPDATE: This game now works with Android as well, and is just as excellent!

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Alien VS Predator: Evolution Review

Alien VS Predator: Evolution Review

This week we've had a look at the epic beast of a game in Alien VS Predator: Evolution for mobile devices running iOS and Android. If you're a fan of 3rd-person controls rolling out some of the most impressively smooth graphics you've ever seen on your Android smartphone, tablet, iPad, or iPhone, you're in luck - Angry Mob Games and Fox Digital Entertainment have made a masterpiece. This game takes all the excellence delivered in past gameplay for games having these two monsters attempt to best each-other and delivers it in a mobile container - your first surprise is certain to be how your smartphone can run such gameplay.

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Real Racing 3 for iOS Review

Real Racing 3 for iOS Review

After a successful launch of Real Racing 2 towards the end of 2010, the racing simulator kept gamers’ interest for over two years, and now a third installment is back. However, there are a few changes that make this threequel noteworthy. First of all, the game is now completely free to download, which sounds almost too good to be true, but developer Firemonkey and publisher Electronic Arts have decided to take the freemium route this time around. Plus, there are all new cars and tracks to race your way around. I ended up spending some time with the game, attempting to make my way up to elite status, and there a lot of things I liked about it, but there were also a lot of things that I didn’t like. Let’s break it down now.

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Simple iOS app Review: online-only banking made easy

Simple iOS app Review: online-only banking made easy

Online banking is becoming more prevalent nowadays, with many of the big banks offering their services for free online, but what about banks that only operate online? Would it be inconvenient? Maybe a little strange? A new service called Simple looks to revolutionize online banking by taking the entire banking experience online and giving users a clean and easy user interface. However, Simple isn’t a bank, but rather a service that operates under an actual bank -- in this case, Bancorp Bank. We ended up checking out the service for ourselves -- namely the iOS app -- to see what all the fuss is about.

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Mailbox Review: mobile email disconnects again

Mailbox Review: mobile email disconnects again

This weekend we've had the pleasure of trying out one of the most beautifully simple looking apps ever made for iOS: Mailbox. This app is made to make your email experience simple, striking first for the Gmail crowd who otherwise would be working with the built-in iOS mail app or the Google-made Gmail app (or Sparrow, also owned by Google). It's not easy entering this space successfully when the actual creator of the service you're trying to vampire has their own app on the market - let's talk about why Mailbox might do it - starting with the never-fails strategy called keeping a line outside.

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Star Trek Into Darkness app Review: dive in with Gimbal!

Star Trek Into Darkness app Review: dive in with Gimbal!

This week the folks at Paramount Pictures have released a very special app for the next blockbuster science fiction film in the Starfleet universe: Star Trek Into Darkness! This app is not just your everyday average movie companion app, it's a straight up scavenger hunt that uses the camera on your smartphone as well as the sensors you've got under the hood of your device to sent you out into the wild to collect a series of media bits as well as real physical location markers. This technology is made real with Qualcomm Labs' Gimbal technology and Qualcomm Vuforia augmented reality platform.

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Facebook 5.4 for iOS Review: now with in-app video

Facebook 5.4 for iOS Review: now with in-app video

With version 5.4 of Facebook's hero app for iOS you've got three big updates including in-app video recording and sharing, voice messaging, and an improved Nearby tab. With these improvements we're seeing a Facebook that continues to become a one-stop-shop for every bit of web-based communication you do with your friends. Pretty soon there will be no need for any apps outside of Facebook (that is if all of your acquaintances are connected to the ecosystem as well, of course).

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Vine app Review: video Tweets unleashed!

Vine app Review: video Tweets unleashed!

It's time to get real with Vine, Twitter's newest and perhaps most bold introduction of a service since their inception as a mobile-friendly service. Here with Vine you're invited to create 6-second videos that you construct instantly of one single shot or a series of shots by pressing the center of your smart device's display. The results are posted to Twitter (and Facebook, if you like) as well as on Vine's own server, these videos then able to be viewed near-instantly by your connected associates.

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