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5 slither.io mash-ups we'd love to see happen

Posted by Ric Cowley on April 29th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If there's one thing that slither.io has proved, it's that the addictive gameplay of Agar.io can be transplanted onto basically anything and it will still be good fun.

It wouldn't be surprising if we saw other developers jumping on the bandwagon, and we've come up with five major games that we think could benefit from taking a leaf out of slither.io's book.

Katamar.io

A fairly straightforward one to start off with. After all, what is Agar.io if not simply a Katamari game from a top-down perspective?

Replace the circles with Katamaris and the dots with household objects and the game has basically made itself.

All you need to do is put a tiny green Prince behind the Katamari and you've got the next big mobile hit.

Kirb.io

Nintendo has already announced its next couple of mobile games, but there's still room for everyone's favourite little pink ball to make an appearance.

Instead of simply absorbing the dots, you'd need to tap Kirby to suck up any nearby, as well as eat up any other players in the vicinity. It's a troll's paradise!

You could even have the various Kirbies spitting their opponents out across the board, and sell a Meta Knight skin for those who want to look a little cooler.

Mar.io

OK, so this might be a bit of a stretch, but bear with me. After all, attaching the Mario name to a mobile game is guaranteed to draw people in.

It would essentially be the same as slither.io, except you replace the snakes with classic Mario monster Wiggler.

He moves about in a cumbersome fashion, like the snakes in slither.io, and you could even have him turn into his angry red state while dashing.

Raptur.io

Remember those weird floating orbs in the award-winning Everybody's Gone to The Rapture? Well now you're one of them!

You float around the board, leaving a trail of holy spirit behind you, and occasionally absorbing souls that won't stop talking in dodgy rural British accents. Emotional? No. Fun? Definitely.

Spyr.io

It's been a while since we've heard from the tiny purple dragon Spyro, and what better way to make his comeback than this?

The twist is that the dots are actually sheep from the original game, so you need to set fire to them before you can eat them up. And probably set your fellow players on fire while you're at it.

Want more slither.io stuff? Then check out our best games like slither.io feature andthe following guides!

Have any of Ric's ideas excited you? Do you have any ideas for your own slither.io mash ups? Let us know in the comments below!

The 5 best updates in Apple's Apps for Earth campaign

Posted by Ric Cowley on April 21st, 2016

With its recent Apps for Earth campaign, Apple has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund and a handful of developers to help give something back to the Earth.

What this means in practice is that participating apps will donate all of the money made from certain in-app purchases to WWF, and there's a bunch of new content being added to games just for the event.

The new content is only available until the 24th of April, so with that deadline looming, we thought we'd pick out the best updates to focus your time on while you can.

The 6 best games like Slither.io

Posted by Glen Fox on April 19th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Unless you've been living in a cave for the past week, you've likely heard of - or even played -Slither.io, the mobile multiplayer sensation that combines the seriously addictive gameplay ofAgar.iowithSnake. That's a dangerous assortment right there.

Too much of a good thing is usually, well, not good though. So you'll likely want to find a new game to get obsessed with before long - and that's where148Apps comes in. We've scoured the App Store and Google Play to bring you this list of the best games likeSlither.io you can play right now.

Just don't say we didn't warn you when you inevitably check into gaming rehab.

Six best new apps on the App Store this week

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 21st, 2016

Another week means another selection of Best New Apps to poke through. While Apple gives you almost too much choice when it comes to what new apps to highlight, we’ve narrowed that field down to six. Here’s our pick of the bunch.

Six best new games on the App Store this week

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 21st, 2016

You’re never short of a new game to play on the App Store and this week is no different! To help you sift through the new entries, we’ve narrowed this week’s Best New Games list down even further to a mere six titles that really stand out.

The best face swap app on mobile

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 19th, 2016

Swapping faces through various apps is a big deal right now. Mostly because it’s fun to see how silly you can look, right? Countless different apps are available, but how do you know which one is worthy of your time and money?

148Apps can help you out by giving you some insight into three of the biggest Face Swap apps out there, so you know exactly what you’re getting into.

Six best new apps on the App Store this week

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 13th, 2016

Another week, another selection of the best new apps on the App Store. We're here to save your precious time with six of the best that have landed in the past seven days.

Six best new games on the App Store this week

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 13th, 2016

Each week, a ton of new games hit the App Store. While Apple tries to curate that by narrowing it down to a couple of dozen on the Best New Games section, it’s not enough. We’ve gone one step further and brought it down to six games you should check out.

Six best new games on the App Store this week

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 6th, 2016

Another week passes, and there’s another selection of Best New Games on the App Store. We’ve summed up six of the best, so you don’t have to worry about wading through the nonsense.

Six best new apps on the App Store this week

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 6th, 2016

A new selection of the best apps on the App Store has arrived under the guise of Best New Apps, and it’s unwieldy and big.

So, don’t worry, we’ve narrowed it down to six interesting choices, and taken a look at them so you don’t have to.

Six best new apps on the App Store this week

Posted by Jennifer Allen on February 27th, 2016

So, you’ve checked out the list of Best New Apps on the App Store, and don't know where to begin. Well, don't fear, as we’ve picked out the best new apps you should check out from the list.

Six best new games on the App Store this week

Posted by Jennifer Allen on February 27th, 2016

The App Store is almost intimidatingly full of content and each week even more new games are released. Apple does attempt to curate this list into the Best New Games section, but it’s not really enough.

This week, we’ve narrowed down those games to a mere six that are the most interesting.

The best alarm clock app on mobile

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 20th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Phones have been able to replace a lot of technology over the years, including things like alarm clocks. Most people likely depend on their default phone's clock app to vibrate and/or make noise by their bed stand to wake them up these days. While that's a perfectly viable solution, there are some other apps out there that try to go above and beyond in this regard. Check them out below.

The best scanner app on mobile

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 13th, 2016
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

People always say that the best camera is the one you have with you. Well, the same is true with scanners, and your phone can be a pretty great tool for scanning receipts and other documents while you're on the go.

Check out the list below to discover the ultimate scanner app and a few honourable mentions.

The best video player on mobile

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 7th, 2016
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We all know the stock video player on iOS is not particularly convenient, primarily because it asks us to hook a device up to iTunes to sync video in a world that has things like Netflix.

Unfortunately, Netflix and other streaming services also have their own set of setbacks, namely their recurring cost and need for a data connection. That's where third-party video players come in.