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Doctor Who: Legacy receives big update, adds Perk System and more

Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 22nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: RUN OF THE MILL :: Read Review »

Tiny Rebel Games (with Seed Studio and the BBC) has just updated puzzle RPG Doctor Who: Legacy with new content and features.

Version 2.0 adds in content from Season 5 of the hit TV series, as well as a new mode, a Perk system, and new characters.

The Season 5 story arc, Rise of the Master, sees the most recent incarnation of the Master, as played by John Simm, continuing his chaos and destruction. It also introduces two older incarnations of the Master from classic Doctor Who, Roger Delgado (the First Master) and the burnt Master from The Deadly Assassin.

The Perk system unleashes an innovative system for customization, strategy and depth – players will unlock abilities as they collect and level up their collection of allies and as they progress through the game.

Four more incarnations of the Doctor join the game: the First Doctor (William Hartnell), the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton), the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) and the War Doctor (John Hurt), bringing us to a total of ten Doctors now available for free in the game with more on the way.

Doctor Who: Legacy is available for free on the App Store.

BBC Worldwide Announces Top Gear: Race The Stig, a Lane-Based Endless Driver for iOS

Posted by Tre Lawrence on March 6th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

BBC Worldwide has released Top Gear: Race The Stig for iOS.

It's a three-laned running game cloaked like a racer. Folks familiar with Temple Run will be very comfortable with the gesture-based controls, and fans of the BBC show will appreciate the references. Features include the ability to race cars from the TV show, several arcade-like power-ups, social sharing/leaderboards, and plenty of opportunities for customization.

Top Gear: Race the Stig, while free, does include in-app purchases and is available on the App Store.

BBC Earth Wonders Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lisa Caplan on April 10th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BEAUTIFUL MESS
This image- and video-dense, detail-light app from the BBC showcases a planet full of natural splendor, but the interface lacks the artistry of the pictures.
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BBC Sport Released

Posted by Jeff Scott on February 6th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

BBC has released an iPhone app specifically targeted to the UK sports lover. In other words, Football fans. In my quick look it's well done, and generally snappy version of their mobile site. Though it does seem to lack features that you would expect like the ability to add favorite teams. (or favourite teams if you prefer)

Brain Cox's Wonders of the Universe Review

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By David Rabinowitz on November 2nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE
Travel virtually around the universe and see it in vivid detail in this incredible app
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App Update: Top Gear Stunt School Adds Secret Agent Level

Posted by Jeff Scott on October 26th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

For fans of the BBC show Top Gear, this game can help you play through some of the wackier parts of the show, and most of them are taken to an even wackier extreme in the game.

The newly updates Secret Agent levels allow you to do some Bond-esque things, but Top Gear Style. Like build a submarine car, build a secret agent car on a budget, and more. A halloween themed level will also open up soon.

Favorite Five Apps To Keep Track Of The Olympics From Afar

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on July 18th, 2012

With the 2012 Summer Olympics headed to London starting July 27th, it's night time we took a look at some great apps to use to watch and keep track of the happenings in the UK this year. Today, we'll take a gander at five useful apps that will help you do just that.

2012 Team USA Road To London
Here's the official app of the United States Olympic Committee, providing information about the US olympic team and their experience before and during the games in London. The app will include daily updates of which athletes make the team, daily editorial content on the specific sports and athletes involved in the Olympics, and a "cheer" button to let you send messages to athletes via Facebook and Twitter. You can also donate to Team USA or buy official gear directly from the app.

NBC Olympics
NBC is the official US network of the 2012 Olympic games, and their app will provide pre-game content including news, videos, photos and athlete information. During the games, the app will allow you to follow every event from London, including real-time results & schedules, medal counts and TV & Online listings. Plus, it will function as a second-screen experience during the nightly recap on NBC.

NBC Olympics Live Extra
Want to actually watch the Olympics live while it happens? Use this app from NBC. It will let you watch all the live coverage, as well as on-demand replays and alternate camera views. The app includes archival video of the Beijing Olympic Games, too, so you won't run out of content any time soon. If you have a new iPad, you'll be able to watch the videos in HD resolution as well.

BBC Olympics
Follow the Olympics with a decidedly welcome non-US flavor with direct coverage of the 2012 Games by the BBC, Britain's own boradcast network. There will be daily live text commentary, breaking news, and headlines that reflect your own national team based on your location. You'll also be able to share stories and videos via Facebook and Twitter, and customize the app to just show the sports and teams you are most interested in.

London 2012: Official Results App for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Just want to follow the results of all 36 sports in the Olympic Games? This may be your go-to app, with just-the-facts-quality coverage of all the results, live updates, calendar schedule, details of sports, medal tables and athlete profiles you can handle, brought to you by The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited, the official body for the summer games.


NBC And BBC Launch Olympics Apps

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 16th, 2012

It's less than two weeks until the Summer Olympics begin in London, UK, and the Olympic tie-in apps are out in force.

The BBC in the UK and NBC in the USA have released apps that offer all the latest news, stats and schedules. The BBC Olympics app promises catch-up highlights on demand for UK based users, while NBC's provides live streaming video for those with a cable or satellite subscription.

BBC Olympics offers up to 24 live streams of action, alongside medal tables and information on every sport. NBC Olympics comes with similar, along with information about London and a Twitter Tracker feature.

NBC Olympics Live Extra provides the live experience for subscribers with footage viewable from multiple camera angles and plenty of highlight reels to check out.

All three apps are available now in their respective countries. Kick off your Olympic viewing now and prepare for a fantastic sports based spectacle.

Rev Up And Complete Outrageous Tricks With Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 18th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Top Gear has evolved from its unexciting beginnings into a thrilling TV show of fast cars and caravans and trailers being blown to pieces. The iPad game, Top Gear: Stunt School captured that spirit pretty well despite its rough and ready nature.

Now, there's a Top Gear revolution afoot, namely new release Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution. The game offers similarly frantic stunt based action as before but it's completely free to download with the option of partaking in some in-app purchases to speed things along.

The game offers the chance to balloon hop across the Grand Canyon in a motor home, escape Alcatraz in a sports car or even use a pickup to speed through a roller-coaster on a New York skyscraper with a cow on the back. Yes, it's pretty zany stuff and a great way of using some iconic locations from around the world.

A plethora of cars and vehicle customization options are bound to keep petrolheads entertained.

Even better, Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution is an Universal app meaning everyone can join in this time round!

Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution is out now.

Show Kids the World with the Barefoot World Atlas

Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on March 21st, 2012
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The world may be a great big place, but technology continues to make it smaller and smaller. Now, it can fit on your iPad thanks to the release of the Barefoot World Atlas. This fun app is a great way to teach kids all about the world in which they live, and may even provide a few fun facts for grownups as well.

Navigating the atlas is as simple as dragging a finger across the screen and using the pinch zoom to get a close look at places of interest. As you fly down into the countries and regions you can tap on icons that teach you all about the people, places and animals that make up the area, and get a better sense of what's beyond your front door.

The atlas was created and narrated by BBC Presenter Nick Crane, in conjunction with Touch Press and England's Royal Geographic Society. It's a beautiful, entertaining way to start teaching kids how to think globally and learn all they can in an increasingly interconnected world.

BBC iPlayer Puts the BBC on the iPad

Posted by Rob Rich on July 29th, 2011

Ages ago, when mankind first learned of fire and kept small dinosaurs as pets, I used to work in a very large bookstore. One of those big ones that sold DVDs and wooden toys on top of books and stuff. Stick with me, the bit about the DVDs is important. So, having worked in a store that sells DVDs I've come to learn something about our society: American people go absolutely nuts for British television.

Seriously, so many people would spend upwards of $80 or more on a single season of some show about a woman who marries people and lives in wine country or something. And maybe solves murders. Average citizens solve a lot of murders over there, don't they?

Perhaps it's because they've finally realized that their shows have a massive global appeal, or maybe it's because they finally got the funds together, but BBC Worldwide has created (and is unleashing) their BBC iPlayer: an iPad app that allows a fairly extensive (1500 hours worth on day one) amount of their catalog to be streamed digitally. The managing director of BBC.com (Luke Bradley-Jones) has told guardian.co.uk that the service will feature newer episodes but also grant users access to "... the best from the catalogue stretching back 50 to 60 years."

Some content is available for free (add-supported, of course), but subscriptions are available for €6.99 (roughly $10) a month and €49.99 (about $72) a year. Sure subscription fees are always daunting, but considering the fact that most BBC enthusiasts plunk down more than triple that in a year or less, I think this seems like a great deal. Especially when considering the perks that the US version will include: 3G and Wi-Fi streaming, as well as (this is the big one) downloading videos directly to the iPad for offline viewing. I mean seriously, who wouldn't be willing to pay a little bit each year to be able to load up some Doctor Who, Primeval, Top Gear and more, whenever they'd like? Imagine how awesome those commutes would be.

The BBC iPlayer is due out "Thursday" in 11 Western European countries, but US, Canadian and Australian residents will have to wait until later this year. Bummer.

[via guardian.co.uk] [ image credit: guardian.co.uk ]

Dragons' Den Review

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By Jennifer Allen on May 4th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PROFITABLE
Determine the best investment with Dragons' Den: The Official Game.
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Good Food Magazine Review

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By Kyle Flanigan on March 8th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SIMPLY DESIGNED
BBC's Good Food application is the electronic version of the popular printed magazine, featuring a number of recipes and features for your reading pleasure.
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BBC iPlayer Review

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By Kyle Flanigan on February 23rd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NEEDS MORE
The BBC releases its flagship streaming service in an iPad dedicated application.
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Dr Who: The Mazes of Time Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Brad Hilderbrand on December 22nd, 2010
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT
This is one of those games which would have been better off if it had stayed lost in time.
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