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Formula Cartoon All-Stars Lets You Race As and Against Your Cartoon Network Favorites

Posted by Rob Rich on June 26th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Ever want to pit your favorite characters from shows like Steven Universe, Adventure Time, and Regular Show against each other in a not quite death race? Well once upon a time you could, but Formula All Stars Touch N' Go doesn't exist anymore. Hope is not lost, however. Now you can do the same thing, arguably better, with Formula Cartoon All-Stars.

Hungry Shark Evolution Celebrates Shark Week and Findependence Day a New Update

Posted by Rob Rich on June 26th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TASTY :: Read Review »

Shark Week is almost here, as is Independence Day, so naturally Hungry Shark Evolution is going to get in on the action. Yes, even the fireworks.

The New Trivia Crack Will Feature a Music Trivia Channel from iHeartRadio

Posted by Rob Rich on June 25th, 2015
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SOCIAL IQ TEST :: Read Review »

It's official: iHeartMedia (you may know them from iHeartRadio) will be in charge of providing music-related questions for Trivia Crack's upcoming sequel. Also Trivia Crack is getting a sequel.

Ironkill's Big New Update is Big and New and Updatey

Posted by Rob Rich on June 25th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: LACKLUSTER PUNCHING :: Read Review »

The other popular robot fighting game on the App Store, Ironkill, has received a pretty substantial update today. We're talking new bots, new rewards, graphical tweaks; the works.

iOS Users, Say Hello to Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation

Posted by Rob Rich on June 25th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GRIPPING ADVENTURE :: Read Review »

The App Store is no stranger to the Dragon Quest series, and has had its fair share of ports for quite some time. That tradition is staying pretty much exactly the same with the release of Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation.

Now is the best time to try League of Angels - Fire Raiders

Posted by Simon Reed on June 25th, 2015

League of Angels - Fire Raiders is the mobile sequel to the hit Facebook MMORPG League of Angels and is out now on iOS and Android.

There are over a hundred beautifully hand-drawn heroes and angels to collect that each possess their own unique special effects when using skills.

You'll need to figure out the best combination of these and level them up, teach them new skills, and upgrade their equipment to create an all-conquering team of angels and heroes.

Sometimes, even the best team won't suffice though. Different enemies require different strategies so you'll need to switch up your approach and use the best team for that current situation if you find yourself stuck.

Battling comes in many different forms. The PvE modes include a single player plot to follow, team dungeons, and mini-games while PvP offers cross-server arena battles and Island Raid.

Island Raid is a guild versus guild mode that assigns each guild a resource-producing island that you and your guild must protect. Of course, you can also become raiders yourselves and take the fight to opposing guild's islands.

Also, twice a week a World Boss appears somewhere on the vast ocean and all players must cease fighting for a moment to team up and bring it down. The more damage you deal, the greater the rewards.

Download League of Angels - Fire Raiders right now from the App Store [download] and Google Play [download] to receive a free beginner's pack worth $15 as part of an exciting temporary event in which players must race to level up, earning gift packs at levels 15, 35, and 45.

With exciting events like this every week and a constant stream of updates, now really is the best time to try League of Angels - Fire Raiders.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Heeeeeey Sexy App Store - Crossy Road has Added Gangnam Style's Psy to its Roster

Posted by Rob Rich on June 25th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ADDICTIVELY FROGGER LIKE :: Read Review »

Crossy Road has had its fair share of odd characters and crossovers, and it's gotten even more interesting now that ten new characters have been added - including Korean pop star Psy (Gangnam Style - yes, that Gangnam Style).

DataMan Next for the Apple Watch Ditches Squares and Adopts Circles

Posted by Rob Rich on June 24th, 2015
iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad

DataMan Next has just received a design overhaul for the Apple Watch in order to better compliment all those little circular app icons.

Beaches and Boardwalks Have Made Their Way to SimCity BuildIt

Posted by Rob Rich on June 24th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BUILDING AN OK TOMORROW :: Read Review »

It looks like SimCity BuildIt is finally getting a break from all those disasters. The mini-sim has recently been updated with a new Beach Boardwalk for you to develop and expand.

Riff the Robot - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Flinging That Robot

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 24th, 2015

[Not sure if you want to riff on this particular robot? Have a look at our Riff the Robot review.]

So, you’ve just downloaded Riff the Robot and you need some help? Don’t worry, here are some great tips and tricks for beginners. They’re sure to give you the edge when going for those high scores, as well as help with deciphering some of the scoring system.


The basics

  • This isn’t like Peggle. Riff the Robot is more skills based - Remember that once you’ve launched Riff, you can still manipulate him by using his thrusters. Tapping left or right at key moments can make all the difference to maintaining a steady run and acquiring plenty of points. It's a little tricky at first, but it really does help in the long term.
  • Thrusters are particularly handy when you’ve missed the catapult - You’ve got a chance of being saved by the portal but only if you land on it. This is where careful tapping of the thrusters can really save you from losing your life.
  • Remember that you’ve only got one life. Don’t waste it - Often, you don’t have to worry about a timer, so line those shots up well for maximum efficiency.

World Zombination is Getting Updates for Just About Everything This Week

Posted by Rob Rich on June 23rd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A FUN TWIST :: Read Review »

World Zombination is getting even more worldly (zombinational?) this week by way of a big update. Seriously, the list of changes is almost intimidating.

The Super-Bleak, Lovecraft-Inspired Fallen London is Coming to iOS Later This Year

Posted by Rob Rich on June 23rd, 2015

The weird and actually rather disturbing world of Fallen London from Failbetter Games is officially making the jump from web browsers to mobile - fish monsters and all.

Cooking Dash 2016 - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to Make You The Fastest Server Out There

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 23rd, 2015

[Not sure if scrambling around an eatery is your thing? Take a look at our Cooking Dash 2016 review.]

Have you just downloaded Cooking Dash 2016 and you're feeling a little intimidated? I don’t blame you. It’s a scary world out there. While we can’t offer you guides to how to complete each level most effectively, we can offer you a selection of tips and tricks to make that transition go a little more smoothly.

Happy Happy Donuts is a New Match-3 From the Makers of Geometry Wars 3

Posted by Rob Rich on June 23rd, 2015

Okay, so Happy Happy Donuts might just be the most delicious-looking match-3 game I've seen in quite some time. And it's from Lucid Games, who were behind Geometry Wars 3. Weird, right?

This Week at 148Apps: June 15-19, 2015

Posted by Chris Kirby on June 22nd, 2015

June's Journey Continues With 148Apps

How do you know what apps are worth your time and money? Just look to the review team at 148Apps. We sort through the chaos and find the apps you're looking for. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Take a look at what we've been up to this week, and find even more in our Reviews Archive.


Hitman: Sniper

If you had to imagine what a sniper game on iOS would play like, Hitman: Sniper is almost exactly like what most would expect. It uses a first-person perspective, with players zooming in and out over an environment and taking out targets as necessary. Although much of Hitman: Sniper is very expected - and it has major-sounding drawbacks like only one level - there's so much more than meets the eye that makes it more than the sum of its parts.Just like other entries in the series, players step into the shoes of elite assassin Agent 47. Unlike other entries, Agent 47 isn't sneaking around environments, garroting people, and pushing them down elevator shafts. Instead, armed with a sniper rifle, he is tasked with taking out high-profile targets discreetly from a distance. --Campbell Bird


iSpring Present

iSpring Present makes quite a crucial misstep in its opening moments. It requires you to have an account for iSpring, but gives you no way of signing up other than to open your web browser and find the sign-up site yourself. Oops. Fortunately that’s the only real misstep for iSpring Present. It’s otherwise a fairly useful way of transferring content from your PC to your iPad, with the added bonus of some great PowerPoint support. That support means iSpring Present particularly lends itself to making your presentations easier. You can easily create a presentation on your PC then send it over to iSpring Present and still see all the relevant PowerPoint effects. That’s often a rare thing in such apps, but this one ensures you don’t miss out on anything. -Jennifer Allen


Peak

Brain training games are nothing new, but that doesn’t stop them from being oddly enticing. Everyone wants to feel good about themselves, right? Or feel as if they’re training themselves to be better at something. Peak captures that fairly well. You’ll need to subscribe for the full benefits, but even the free build will offer you some use.Each day, you’re given a few games to complete. These test various parts of your brain, such as your problem solving skills, language capabilities, or simply your ability to focus. They’re simple tests, only taking a couple of minutes to complete, but quite fun to do. Once you complete the session, Peak figures out where your strengths and weaknesses are, giving you a visual indication through a graph.--Jennifer Allen


FullContact

Contact lists are increasingly messy now that we’ve all had phones for years. FullContact aims to cure much of that problem by giving you a place to consolidate everything. By using it you can combine Google Contacts, iPhone Contacts, Facebook, and Twitter details. It’s quite good at what it does too, saving you some time.For the most part, by simply inputting your various log in details, FullContact will happily join the dots for you. Within a few seconds, you can check out photos of your contacts, alongside their contact details, and social networking presence. That’s particularly handy when your contacts are predominantly business related and you’re trying to keep track of who’s who.--Jennifer Allen


MagicMeasure

It takes a little bit of set up and a little tweaking, but MagicMeasure is actually a reasonable replacement for the humble tape measure. You’ll soon be able to measure all kinds of things reasonably quickly.The initial set up is what might put you off a little. Calibration is easy enough, with simple steps guiding you through the paces. It’s that first time of measuring something where you find yourself paying a lot of attention to what’s being asked of you and it still not feeling entirely intuitive. Stick with it though. Once you figure it out, MagicMeasure works quite well. --Jennifer Allen


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If you are looking for the best reviews of Android apps, just head right over to AndroidRundown. Here are just some of the reviews served up this week:


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House of Marley Chant Wireless Speaker

Yes, I admit The House of Marley intrigues me. Beyond the iconic name, the company makes some nice-looking accessories, and its commitment to use sustainable materials can only be lauded. It’s Chant Bluetooth Speaker looks to be an example of what House of Marley can bring to market, and we were quite willing to give it a try.It’s cute, but can’t be accused of looking trivial; it possesses a small cylindrical shape that almost makes it resemble a small candle jar. It has a hard cloth/denim-like material on the exterior, with cutouts at the bottom and a zipper at the top, plus a caribiner and Jamaican flag accents; this is indeed the cover (which is made out of natural materials and recycled goods), and inside, the smooth, bamboo-trimmed main speaker sits. The main grill is at the top, with two smaller ones towards the bottom. There’s an on switch and LED at the top, and mini USB charging port, microphone and 3.55 mm plugin port. On its own, it looks okay, but when paired with the zip-up case — as it is meant to be — it looks a bit more defined. Officially, it is 5.9 x 4.4 x 4.4 inches and about 1 lb.--Tre Lawrence


Dude Perfect 2

To understand Dude Perfect 2, one almost has to be acquainted with the source franchise, which is based upon a group of friends doing trick shots and other guy things that make the rest of us jealous. If this game is a cute way to get us to live out that life just a little bit, we are grateful.The game is zany in appearance, featuring a vivid use of color on an eye-catching template. The animations are fairly smooth, and off the bat, the design evokes a sense of playfulness. When it comes to the gameplay, the first series gives an idea of just what the player is looking to accomplish: making basketball shots. At first, it’s easy; to make a shot, the player manipulates a shot and distance meter to get the right balance and get the ball in the ball in the hoop. The less balls one uses, the better, and success yields points and cash. At the end of a series, a three-star system rates one’s performance.--Tre Lawrence


Misfit Shine

Misfit blazed on the scene with an interesting concept: ultra useful fitness trackers that dare to look snazzy. Since then, we’ve seen other products and accessories land on the market.Its latest endeavor underscores the company’s commitment to the health of the planet in addition to individual people; as we noted a short while go, the special edition EKOCYCLE set is one borne out of a recycling-minded collaboration with will.I.am and the Coca-Cola company, and brings a unique wrist strap to go with a limited edition black Shine tracker.--Tre Lawrence

All this, plus E3 previews, news, game guides and even more reviews than we can share here!