Dead Trigger 2 has been a go-to zombie shooter for many ever since it was released, which means that a lot of people would probably like to know about the special Easter promo Madfinger Games is having right now.

Just start up Dead Trigger 2 (newest version required), log in, go to the Options menu, and tap on “Redeem Voucher.” Then enter the code 2tam-hud9-xvo4 to get your free Easter-kill pack. What’s in the Easter-kill pack? One 24-hour speed booster to make catching (and running from) zombies loads easier, ten grenades, ten painkillers, ten Second Chance revive kits, and ten rocket chickens. Because what says “Easter” better than rocket chickens?

You can download Dead Trigger 2 for free right now, and the Easter-kill pack will be available from now through April 25.

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via: Our Review

Playdek has released quite a few great iOS ports of board and card games over the years, and now most of them are on sale. We’re talking games like farm and family simulator Agricola, fantasy town and quest manager Lords of Waterdeep, and bizarre “King of Maids” competition Tanto Cuore – just to name a few.

You can check out the full list below, and feel free to shop your heart out.

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Fluxx ($0.99)
Lords of Waterdeep ($5.99)
Summoner Wars (Free)
Agricola ($3.99)
Food Fight ($0.99)
Nightfall ($0.99)
Penny Arcade the Game: Gamers vs. Evil ($0.99)
Tanto Cuore ($0.99)

Zynga Launches Brand New Farmville Experience with Farmville 2: Country Escape

Posted by on April 18th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Zynga has launched Farmville 2: Country Escape for iOS devices, and with it, a re-imagined farming/crafting experience for mobile players.

The current app maintains most of the elements that make the game so popular: the ability to craft and manage output. Facebook is not required, and the game is careful to allow players to consume the game in time chunks that work for them. It also has a new social control mode, which allows users to play anonymously or connect on social networks, enjoy connected rewards, and even play in offline mode.

FarmVille pioneered social gaming on the web, and with FarmVille 2: Country Escape we’ve reimagined the franchise as a mobile experience to match how players want to connect with their farm and with their friends,” says Jonathan Knight, vice president of games at Zynga. “The foundation of the mobile game was built on listening to player feedback, so we’ve added features such as giving players the choice to play with friends or on their own, connectivity between the mobile game and FarmVille 2 on Facebook and the ability to play offline. We’ve created an experience where all FarmVille fans will feel right at home. As we focus on growing and sustaining this beloved franchise, we’re proud for FarmVille 2: Country Escape to usher in a new chapter of FarmVille on the go.”

Farmville 2: Country Escape is available for free on the App Store.

Eyefi has announced a new cloud-centric service called the Eyefi Cloud, which allows smartphone users to keep photos and such organized and accessible on smartphones, tablets, PCs, or smart TVs.

The Eyefi Mobi SD card allows for digital camera users to work with the Eyefi Cloud and devices with the Eyefi Mobi app onboard to sync image data.

Eyefi chief Matt DiMaria underscores the functionality of the service. “Photo lovers know that life’s most important moments should be captured using a digital camera but it’s difficult to access those shots until long after the images are taken,” he says. “Eyefi Cloud makes those highest-quality shots available within seconds of them being captured, so photographers can immediately enjoy quality images on the beautiful displays of their smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV.”

Eyefi Mobi is available for free on the App Store.

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source: Eyefi Press Release

Yahoo Updates Flickr App with Advanced Editing Features and More

Posted by on April 18th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Flickr has received a pretty large update for its universal iOS app. Version 3.0 allows for more functionality from within the app and advanced editing. It’s also received a fresh interface design in addition to what’s noted below.

The new and approved Flickr app is available for free on the App Store.

Favorite features:
- Capture everything: Take stunning photos and videos. We make it easy.
- Save it all: All your pictures in one place. Take them everywhere.
- Advanced editing: Gorgeous live filters. Powerful editing tools. All for free.

Helpful Tips:
- Capture the world in all new HD video you can share to Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.
- Explore our editing tools: Levels, Crop, Color Balance, Contrast, Saturation and more.
- Follow friends and the world’s best photographers. Always discover something new.
- Customize your privacy settings so you can make a photo as public or private as you like.
- Take lots of photos! Everyone gets 1,000GB of free storage.

Evernote has announced the availability of its Evernote Business Notebook by Moleskine.

From the Evernote Blog:

Features include: Save and share everything, Reminders, Smart stickers, Evernote Premium (each notebook comes with a code for 3 months of Evernote Premium).

The Evernote Business Notebook is available in the Evernote Market for $32.95. The Document Camera with Evernote Business Notebook support is available in Evernote for iPhone and iPad.

source: Evernote announcement

Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulus Receives its First Update – Gets New Brimstone Pinball DLC

Posted by on April 18th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: BOOM SHAKALAKA :: Read Review »

Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulus has received its very first content update!

The tilt-happy arcade survival game from One Man Left Studios is now offering Brimstone Pinball DLC. You’ll have to use finesse if you’re going to survive inside this pinball machine of horrors. This new mode adds more types of enemies, more achievements, and new leaderboards.

You can grab Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulus off the App Store for $2.99, and the Brimstone Pinball DLC is available for $0.99.

via: Our Review

Livescribe 3 Smartpen Review

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Made by: Livescribe
Price: $149.99 for Livescribe 3

Hardware/iOS Integration Rating: ★★★★½
Usability Rating: ★★★★☆
Reuse Value Rating: ★★★★★
Build Quality Rating: ★★★★½

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Bottom Line: The Livescribe 3 pen is something that I initially dismissed. I just didn’t think there was a way it would work as well as it was shown. Turns out I was 100% wrong. It’s magic.

Highly Recommended.

The Livescribe 3 is a Bluetooth enabled pen with a little infrared camera in the front that tracks what is written and stores that as a sort of digital ink. That ink can then be dictated to an iPad/iPhone with the free Livescribe+ app and a Bluetooth enabled iOS device. What results is nothing short of amazing.

Once the writing/drawing/doodle/whatever that has been written on the special notebook and has been transferred to the iOS device, then the real magic starts. Whole pages or just sections can be emailed, transferred to Evernote, turned into calendar events or reminders, etc. And if the handwriting is legible (i.e. better then mine), any written words will also be converted to text for easy searching and emailing.

Screen Shot 2014-04-16 at 3.07.25 PMAnother really good feature of the device is the audio recording feature. When recording audio, it will be synced to the written word/drawing. The written words are magically time stamped as written to match up with the audio that’s being recorded. So during playback, touching a word will skip the playback to what was being recorded when that word was written. Great to quickly scrub to a particular section in a recorded interview or lecture.

There are some concerns with the Livescribe system though. For one thing the system only works when using special notebooks. These notebooks have tiny, nearly invisible dots printed on the pages that allow the IR camera in the tip to track where the pen is and what is written. It’s core to the way the whole system works and is a requirement. Too bad, really. But it’s just how it is.

content_sec1_imageThe pen is also a bit larger than a normal pen. The barrel is slightly wider than even a large ball point pen. Easy enough to get used to, but it may be a concern for those with smaller hands. Small negatives aside, the Livescribe 3 pen is pretty amazing and something I look forward to adding to my mobile arsenal.

It’s hard to believe, but Livescribe 3 is magic in both theory and in execution.

Highly Recommended.

Monster High Ghouls and Jewels is a Freaky Fashion-Forward Match-3 Puzzler

Posted by on April 17th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Oh Monster High. You and your absolutely awful horror-themed puns. It’s enough to make the Crypt Keeper roll what’s left of his eyes. Still, it’s a popular enough series (even with the terrible puns) for Mattel and BluBox Games to have released Monster High Ghouls and Jewels: a match-3 puzzle game.

Ghouls and Jewels tosses you into the creepy high school as its newest student. You’ll have to enlist the help of series favorites like Draculaura and Frankie as you take on the game’s 100+ puzzles. You’ll also be able to customize the look of your own Ghoul by unlocking and purchasing new outfits along the way.

Monster High Ghouls and Jewels is available now for free.

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Easter Comes to Junk Jack X – Bringing New Crafts, Chemistry, and More

Posted by on April 17th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: KING'S X :: Read Review »

Junk Jack X has just been updated in time for Easter, but it’s not just pastel colors and bunny ears. The list of additions is actually rather obscene, but you can check it out below if you’re really interested in reading all of that.

The bigger changes include a chemistry lab for creating potions with almost 100 different effects, tamable dogs/cats/birds/rabbits, new mobs like deer and ducks, new trees, new flowers, and a craftable beer mug. Cheers!

You can grab Junk Jack X off the App Store now for $4.99.

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- New craftable Chemistry Lab block
- You can now create potions by mixing reagents with the Chemistry Lab
- Roughly 100 different potion effects (with a supported maximum of 1024 effect for the future)
- Almost all potion effects can have different duration and effect strength for a total amount of ~6000 potions
- Potions combinations will be discovered and saved in your craftbook
- New craftable Cottage Bricks and the relative half block and sloped blocks
-Added a life leech effect (base 0.0) which heals the player when delivering damage to a mob
- Added both melee and ranged critical chance to player attacks (with a base of 5% chance)
- Added an option (enabled by default) which skips saving world when battery is <= 1% to avoid potential data corruption
- Added an option which enables an extended player stats panel that shows more information
- 4 new iaps
- 5 new tamable dog breeds
- 5 new tamable cat breeds
- 5 new tamable bird breeds
- 3 new tamable rabbit breeds
- All new pet breeds are spreaded around the planets, collect and breed them
- You can now summon a pocket animal by placing its item in the trinket slot: it will follow you around!
- 16 new rare pocket companions that will follow you in your adventure if put in the trinket slot
- New cat house block
- New kennel block
- New bird perch block
- New rabbit hutch block
- New terra mobs including: deer, ground hog, duck.
- New cork oak tree which grows acorns
- New white wood type and crafts, make new cool creations with it!
- Cork oak drops bark material
- New craftable cork chunk block
- Terra is now spring and Easter themed
- New apricot spring tree with its relative fruit
- New plum tree with its relative fruit
- New vimini basket that drops Easter goodies
- Easter block ribbons, place it on blocks
- New recraftable beehives can now be found in spring biomes, craft honey recipes with them
- New replantable tulip and daisy flower
- New craftable beer mug
- 20 new fresh cooking crafts
- 12 new rare paintings have been added
- Added a rare toy as a tribute to Flappy Bird

Corel Launches Video Editing App Pinnacle Studio for iPhone, Updates iPad Version for iOS 7

Posted by on April 17th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Corel Inc. has launched its premium video editing app, Pinnacle Studio for iPhone.

The app allows one to access all the media on one’s iPhone, and to start creative projects. Also, more media can be captured via the app itself, and projects can be transferred between the iPhone and the iPad via AirDrop. Storyboarding has also been made easy and seamless.

Pinnacle product development chief Michel Yavercovski promises users won’t have to settle for pared-down functionality on mobile devices. “Pinnacle Studio is the ideal app for anyone looking for true video editing power on their iPhone,” he says. “Unlike other mobile video editing apps, Pinnacle Studio doesn’t make you sacrifice features and control just because you’re editing on your iPhone. For the first time, you can enjoy sophisticated anywhere, anytime movie-making capabilities, right in your pocket.”

Additionally, Corel has updated the iPad version of the app, rebuilding it for iOS 7 and offering a redesigned UI and 64-bit power processing.

The new Pinnacle Studio for iPhone app is available on the App Store for $9.99.

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The Shadow Sun gets a New Update, Goes on Sale for the First Time Since its Release

Posted by on April 17th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★½☆ :: ROUGH AND TUMBLE :: Read Review »

The Shadow Sun, an RPG action game from Ossian Studios that we had an opportunity to review late last year, has just received an update. The new build brings in a pet dog companion, improved camera system, a new icon, and some bug fixes.

As an added bonus, The Shadow Sun is currently on sale (for the first time since release) for $4.99 on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Real Racing 3 gets a New Update that Adds in Open Wheel Racing Experience and More

Posted by on April 17th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: CAN'T BUY ME FUN :: Read Review »

Ultra-popular racing game Real Racing 3 (from mobile stalwart Electronic Arts) has just received a pretty hefty update that adds in a whole new experience.

Now the game has open wheel vehicles in its arsenal – cars such as the Caterham Seven 620R, KTM X-Bow R, Ariel Atom 3.5, and Ariel Atom V8. Additionally, the roster has expanded, adding in the Hyundai Veloster Turbo and Porsche 911 RSR. Drivers are invited to get ready for the renown endurance race with The Road to Le Mans live event.

The update also expands the customization and photo mode, and opens up the option of visiting the collections of others.

We had an opportunity to review Real Racing 3 a year ago; it is available for free on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Does finding information on the internet frustrate you? Do you spend the majority of your time aimlessly skimming through multiple webpages in an attempt to find the most useful?

If so, you may be interested in an app called pickWEB.

pickWEB is a ‘thematic catalogue’ of the world’s most interesting and current websites. This catalogue, is curated by a human being rather than a robot or a computer, and it’s constantly being reviewed and updated in accordance with current information.

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The pickWEB team has tried to select the world’s most interesting websites from a variety of themes, which include the likes of business, health, entertainment, cinema, and music. There are also separate collections of sites for both men and women.

Furthermore, the catalogue is divided in accordance with countries. Currently, the pickWEB catalogue contains links to websites in Great Britain and the USA, as well as in Canada, France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine.

The program itself has a multilingual (English, French, German and Russian) interface.

The pickWEB app on your iPhone or iPad features a pretty handy ‘favorites’ section where you can store the sites you’re likely to visit most for easy access. You can also create your own links to websites within the pickWEB app using its integrated search option, so you don’t even have to leave the app.

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pickWEB was created out of necessity. More often than not, people (especially those who are new to computers and the web) spend more time searching for relevant information on the internet than they do enjoying the content that they were interested in.

Sure, you can use a search engine like Google, but these often return websites that a full of garbage or completely outdated, and you still need to skim through tons of information to find what you’re truly looking for.

pickWEB is an attempt to solve this issue, and the team who created it are incredibly proud that the app can help you reach necessary information in just a few taps. The pickWEB team strives to make the pickWEB app as simple and convenient to use as possible, and is constantly working to perfect its user interface.

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According to its developer, pickWEB is currently a pilot project and all constructive criticism is not only useful, but welcome. Over the next few months, the pickWEB team plan to implement plenty of new features in the app, including the ability to organize a personal catalogue of links.

Imagine that this catalogue will be stored in one place, and accessible from almost anywhere in the world at any time from practically any device.

pickWEB is already available on a wide variety of platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows (Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8), and a client designed for Apple’s Mac OS is in the works.

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Head on over to the App Store or Google Play right now and grab the pickWEB app completely free of charge.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a sponsored post. The company who sponsored it compensated Steel Media Ventures via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This is being disclosed to inform you, our readers and in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

The Seventh Sign: Hodappy Bird Released on the App Store

Posted by on April 16th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

While simultaneously mocking and yet contributing to the App Store clone madness around Flappy Bird, Hodappy Bird has been released by Madgarden. And the whole Flappy Bird thing implodes upon itself. As Ryan Evans described it, it’s “the Citizen Kane of Flappy Bird clones.”

It’s the ultimate move of App Store ridicule, mocking them from within, Eli Hodapp of Touch Arcade fame now has his own themed version of Flappy Bird, and well, it’s a thing I guess.

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, this clone of a clone is meant to both capitalize on the Flappy Bird craze and also to poke fun at it. It’s basically Flappy Bird with all of the quaintness replaced by annoying free to play tactics. Methods like offering a continue for three coins – which can be gathered rarely by playing or watching video ads for other apps you probably don’t want to play. Nice touch putting the watch video ad button right where continue button should be. Skewering free to play and the clone madness in one game.

It’s all in fun and it is funny, sure. Is it a sad statement about the App Store? It’s that too. Is it worth your time, eh. Perhaps it’s a bit too much of an inside joke for most. Did you notice that Hearthstone is out?



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