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Cowabunga! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run Is Currently Free

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT EASY BEING GREEN :: Read Review »

Presumably due to the forthcoming movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run is free on the App Store at the moment.

The game allows you to control your favorite turtle as he runs, jumps, fights, and drives his way through New York's endless landscape.

We weren't too keen on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run when it first came out, mostly because there was a ton of grinding to it. However, as it's gone free for a limited time this might be just the right time for you to see if you agree with us.

We're not sure how long it's on sale for, so we'd suggest grabbing it as soon as possible.

Lots of New Modes Have Been Added to Canabalt

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SIMPLY FANTASTIC :: Read Review »

A mere month after Canabalt was updated for the first time in over two years, it's been updated again! That's speedy!

The update brings with it eight new game modes, new leaderboards for each of those, two-player modes, plus 16 additional achievements.

The new modes change up the tried and tested formula with challenges such as alien ships coming at you, invisible buildings, and the rather risky Defenestration requiring you to throw yourself through windows. For the more cautious gamer, there's also the addition of the Purity mode in which there aren't any obstacles at all.

Don't forget the fun of two player local multiplayer too!

The update for Canabalt is out now and the game is priced at $2.99.

KEMCO's RPG Band of Monsters Goes Free for a Limited Time

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 22nd, 2014

To celebrate RPG Machine Knight hitting over 1,000,000 downloads on Google Play, KEMCO has made RPG Band of Monsters free on the App Store for a limited time only. Not bad, eh?

The game is all about a young monster tamer called Zara who meets a mysterious girl named Fene, before getting caught up in a battle against evil and forbidden powers.

Instead of its usual price of $7.99, it'll cost you absolutely nothing, so it's the ideal time to check it out.

Take a look at the trailer below for more of an idea of what RPG Band of Monsters is like.

Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault Coming Soon to iOS

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 21st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: LET SLIP THE CLANS :: Read Review »

Coming soon to iOS will be an all-new Warhammer 40,000 tactical strategy game by the name of The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault.

The first ever game to be set in the Horus Heresy, The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault will be a fast-paced strategy game in which players choose to be either a Traitor or Loyalist as they challenge their rivals around the world. The game promises there will be plenty of base building, which probably means it will be a Clash of Clans kind of game.

While a release date hasn't been announced yet, we do have a teaser trailer to suitably, well, tease you about it. As soon as we know more about The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault, we'll let you know.

Smarter Photo Organization With MyRoll

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

Hoping to change stock photo galleries in the way that Waze has changed navigational apps, MyRoll is set to be a smarter version of the typical gallery experience.

The app uses behavioural, contextual, and image data analysis to learn exactly what matters most to you, then tailors your photo gallery to your relevant needs.

Besides automatically arranging your photos and videos, it also makes it easy to share those moments via various social networking services, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, and many more.

MyRoll is available now from the App Store and is a free download.

Fanatic Earth Promises Science Fiction Focused RPGing Galore

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 16th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BY-THE-NUMBERS :: Read Review »

Recently released onto the App Store is KEMCO's latest RPG, Fanatic Earth.

The game focuses on a world in which an alien bacteria known as Achratoth has nearly wiped out mankind and, of course, it's down to you to try to make the world a better place. You join forces with a local detective, an android, and a young girl with a mysterious past.

With a form of combo or chain based system for combat, it's sure to entice those who love science fiction based RPGs.

Even better, to celebrate its release, it's currently on sale for $3.99. Grab it now while it's still on offer!

Hands-On with the Adorable Meerkatz Challenge

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 15th, 2014

Gamers from the 1990s should fondly remember Lemmings. Adorable yet dimwitted, they were a little too keen to jump off cliffs meaning it was down to you to figure out how to stop them doing exactly that. It was a fun puzzle game full of different tools to persuade the lemmings not to jump.

Kind of like that but with Meerkats, comes Meerkatz Challenge - a game set for release in a little over a week's time. The game will be immediately familiar to fans of Lemmings and in a very positive kind of way.

This time round, it's the meerkats that have a death wish and there's a different bevy of tools to keep them safe. There's the typical blocker tool but there's also the ability to use a mushroom as a giant trampoline, propelling the other meerkats skyward. A trainer meerkat encourages the others to run at speed, making it possible to get across huge gaps when combined with a mushroom spring. A blower type will keep meerkats in the air, safe from danger.

We got the chance to briefly check out Meerkatz Challenge and it's looking pretty entertaining. It offers the same vibe as Lemmings but with its own bunch of tools to keep things original. Controls are tight and effective with the option to speed things along as and when needed. Simple taps cause you to choose which tool to use and it takes seconds to master. Even in the early stages though, some careful thinking is required to get past the stage. Up to three stars can be gained depending on how successfully you completed the stage and how many meerkats you managed to save in the process.

Graphically, Meerkatz Challenge isn't going to wow audiences but it certainly offers a pleasant charm, ensuring you'll be attached to these cuddly critters.

With 4 different areas to explore and plenty of levels to negotiate, Meerkatz Challenge is shaping up to be pretty interesting.

We'll talk more about it next week, when it's released on July 24.

Twake Alarm Lets You Take a Selfie The Moment You Wake Up

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 15th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Have trouble waking up or simply want to take a selfie of yourself the moment you hit the alarm button? If it's the latter, I think you're mad but clearly there are others like you. That's why apps such as Twake Alarm exist.

Twake Alarm is an alarm app that allows typical features like setting a sound from your iTunes library and setting up multiple alerts. What makes it special, however, is that it'll snap a photo of you as soon as you wake up, just ready for you to share with others if you're so inclined.

As well as that, a simple numbers game is required to switch your alarm off, meaning by the time you've finished, not only will you have a photo of yourself, but you should be pretty awake.

If that sounds like your kind of thing, you can download Twake Alarm from the App Store for free.

Analyze your Dreams with DreamSphere

Posted by Tre Lawrence on July 15th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

DreamsCloud, the interactive service that looks to help people analyze and reflect on their dreams, has announced its new iOS app DreamSphere.

The app has a host of features, including a Dream Journal which can be recorded via text or voice, a Dreams Map, which allows users to check their dream patterns against that of other users around the globe, a Smart Alarm, and more. There are also premium features that can be unlocked.

DreamsCloud co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer Jean Marc Emden talks about empowering users. “Dreams have such a significant impact on our overall health and wellness, and are the voice of our subconscious mind,” he says. “With the launch of DreamSphere, we wanted to create an app that provides users with a companion for daily wellness and self-reflection. By empowering our users to remember, process, decode and discuss their dreams on-the-go, DreamSphere will help individuals tap into critical insights and a better understanding of their waking lives.”

The app is now available for free (with aforementioned optional premium content) on the App Store.

Minimalistic Puzzler Bicolor Adds New Levels in Latest Update

Posted by Ellis Spice on July 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: COLOR YOUR WORLD :: Read Review »

Bicolorthe minimalistic two color puzzle game from 1Button which we gave four stars back in May, has received sixty new hand-crafted levels in its latest update, bringing the level total in the game up to 240.

Bicolor is available on the App Store now for $0.99.


Simian Flu Infects Plague Inc.'s Latest Update

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 11th, 2014

A new update has just been released for Plague Inc and it ties into forthcoming movie, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

The update adds a special Simian Flu expansion pack for $1.99. Players must control communities of intelligent apes, seeing how the disease evolves to allow ape-to-ape transmission. You must decide when your apes should rally against research labs and work towards making apes the dominant species on the planet. Fun, huh?

Plague Inc. is priced at $0.99, with $1.99 snagging you the Simian Flu expansion pack.

Real Racing 3's Gold Payout Substantially Increased in Latest Update

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 11th, 2014
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

A new update has come speeding onto the App Store for everyone's favorite racer, Real Racing 3.

Gold payout has now been improved drastically with the maximum payout for levelling up now increased to a whopping 100 gold, 20 times more than it was before! Once you hit Driver level 6, you can enjoy such bonuses every time you level up. Check out the video below to learn more about the gold increase.

Besides that, new cars are available including the Ferrari F40 and the Ferrari F50. The inclusion of those cars also mean you can enjoy a Ferrari Showdown Series to see which is the very best vehicle out there.

Real Racing 3 is out now and is free to download from the App Store.

Pinch Helps Expand Your Social Circle Through Some Neat Matchmaking

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 11th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

New to the App Store is Pinch, a dating app that hopes to make finding your perfect match more fun and that bit easier than it was before.

By using your Facebook friends, it enables you to browse friends of your friends before 'pinching' them to get in touch, all with the blessing of your mutual friend. The fun part comes from being able to ask a series of 'and/or' questions to get the idea of what kind of things that person enjoys most. It's simple but potentially quite fun.

Pinch is out now on the App Store and it's a free download.

Game of War - Fire Age - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies on How to be the Very Best

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 10th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: LACKLUSTRE TAPPING :: Read Review »

Game of War - Fire Age has gone from strength to strength since its initial release, so we thought it was about time that we helped newcomers to the game figure out the best strategies to be the very best at it. Or at least, not quite as bad as they could be without any assistance. Take note of these helpful tips and tricks, and enjoy making your way towards world domination.

First things, first

Most games like these are good at teaching you the basics and Game of War - Fire Age is no different.

  • Follow the quest lines it offers up at first. They'll run you through the basics better than any explanation could offer, plus they get the foundations settled ready for your steady path towards being the best.

  • Be aware of one particular quest, though. It asks you to scout another player, which is potentially a recipe for disaster if you annoy the wrong person.

  • Pick out a player with a random name full of letters and numbers. That tends to mean they haven't fully thrown themselves into the game because they haven't renamed themselves, so they're probably quite weak. Even better, they might have abandoned the game at some earlier point.

  • Also, keep an eye on what alliance the player being scouted is part of. Safety in numbers is key here and you don't want to annoy someone that's part of a big alliance.

Stick Together

Join an alliance as soon as possible. Game of War - Fire Age isn't like other games where being anti-social is fine. Much of your success is going to be down to being part of an alliance.

  • For one thing, an alliance means you can ask others to help speed up your timers when building or researching things. Plus, in return you can do the same for other players.

  • Build a name and reputation for yourself. People are more likely to help you if they know who you are, rather than being an anonymous number.

  • Remember to follow orders. Alliances are serious business and while they can protect you from attack, you need to be a team player, too. It might sound occasionally tedious but it'll pay off in the long run.

  • Having said that, don't mouth off in general chat. While you want to build a name for yourself within the alliance, you don't want to draw undue attention from others who might be keen to bring you down a peg or two.

Resources are Everything

Keep your resources ticking along wherever possible. Game of War - Fire Age is pretty tactical here as you have limited space to allocate to your resources.

  • Those wanting to amass a huge army might want to focus on farm building for the sake of food production, but a more balanced approach is better.

  • Build around 10 farms with the rest of the spaces divided up between the other resources and watch as you're rarely short of anything for particularly long.

Build, Build, Build

  • As soon as you've joined an alliance, you can use a free teleport to move your city to a location near your allies. Do it. It'll help. A lot.

  • Once that's done, focus on upgrading your stronghold. Don't do it in a different order as once your stronghold reaches level 6, you lose that free teleport.

  • Build plenty of villas to gain silver, which is vital for research. As well as that, try to keep everything reasonably balanced.

  • Hospitals are useful because they help get your troops back up to scratch after a rough battle, but you also need plenty of barracks to train those troops up.

  • Level up that academy as soon as possible for even better units to throw your enemy's way.

  • Try to keep your storehouse in line with your other resource levels, so nothing goes to waste.

  • Finally, don't forget the Gymnos. It ensures that if you get killed, a certain percentage of your hero's experience points transfer to the new hero, meaning you don't miss out as much as you could. Each Gymnos upgrade adds to the percentage gain.

Keeping Busy

  • Take on alliance quests and daily quests every time you play. Free rewards are handy, plus it'll make the game more interesting than simple busywork.

  • Scout for abandoned places to attack. Some players will have given up a while back but still have left plenty of resources for you to gain for easy profit. After all, there's no fear of retaliation!

Birdseye Mail Adds Extra Account Support Plus Better Attachments Support

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 10th, 2014
iPad App - Designed for iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SOLIDLY USEFUL :: Read Review »

There's a new update out for Birdseye Mail and it's a pretty significant one.

The update adds support for iCloud, Yahoo, AOL, and FastMail accounts alongside the Gmail support that's already there. You can also toggle notifications for different accounts now.

Most important of all though is Birdseye Mail's new way of dealing with attaching files to your emails. It's now much faster to add attachments, plus there's the added benefit of being able to rename files before you send them.

Birdseye Mail is available now for the iPad, and it's free to download.