Minimalistic Puzzler Bicolor Adds New Levels in Latest Update

Posted by on July 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: 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.

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via: Our Review

Simian Flu Infects Plague Inc.’s Latest Update

Posted by on July 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: DON'T FIGHT IT :: Read Review »

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.

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via: Our Review

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

Posted by on July 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: CAN'T BUY ME FUN :: Read Review »

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.

via: Our Review

Roll a Critical Sucess for Getting in Shape With FitRPG: Gamifying Fitbit

Posted by on July 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

So you’ve bought a Fitbit. Now what? How about turning it into an RPG?

FatChicken Studios has released FitRPG; a game that turns the data collected by your Fitbit into your character’s strength, hit points, endurance, dexterity, and experience. Your character will receive quests and battle monsters to receive gold and experience. With that loot you can buy weapons, potions, armor, and other accessories, then battle your friends. The fittest player gets to steal their opponents gold and experience! Don’t have a Fitbit? Not to worry, FatChicken Studios says they plan on having FitRPG integrate with Jawbone and other fitness trackers pretty soon.

FitRPG sounds like it might be a fun way to stay motivated about working out when you’d rather be gaming. You can pick it up on the App Store for free.

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BiteMyApple.co has announced that they will begin shipping their new iblazr today. iblazr is a synchronized flash for iPhone, iPad, and Android that allows users to take better illuminated shots.

Chris Johnson, Founder of BiteMyApple, said “Smartphones and tablets allow us to take high-quality photos anywhere, but the built-in flash isn’t enough during low-light settings. The iblazr provides users with the same illumination capabilities that a high-end camera provides. You can use the small external flash with your front or back camera so you’ll get the perfect shot or selfie every time.”

The iblazr has its own built-in, rechargeable 200mAh battery that provides more than 1,000 flashes or up to 40 minutes of constant light mode for videos. This means it won’t kill your phone’s battery while you take a video of your cat doing something ridiculous.

The Iblazr is available now for $49.99 on BiteMyApple.co.

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source: iblazr on BiteMyApple.co

Pinch Helps Expand Your Social Circle Through Some Neat Matchmaking

Posted by 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.

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Lifetrak Zone C410 Fitness Tracker

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Made by: Lifetrak / Salutron
Price: $99.00

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

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Bottom Line: While the stand alone performance of the Zone C410 is pretty awesome, the integration with iOS seems a bit of an afterthought.

The Lifetrak C410 is a great fitness tracker for the dedicated athlete. It handles everything from heart rate monitoring to sleep tracking, but it seems as though the iOS integration is a bit of an afterthought.

The hardware of the C410 is very well made; with a great band, water resistant housing, and amazing battery life (a year or more). The band is built like a LCD watch and uses similar tech for the display. This makes it a bit hard to read at times, especially in low light. The main face of the device is also pretty thick, and perhaps needlessly so. The display seems to be fairly deep in the device, leaving a big air gap that seems wasted.

The software on the app is great though, tracking movement, sleep, and heart rate for up to seven days on the device. Further days can be read with the Lifetrak app. The issue with this is that syncing must be done manually – there’s no option to do automatic sync.

In my three weeks with the C410 I found it useful and pretty accurate compared to my Fitbit. The bulk did get in the way a couple times, but that’s likely something I’ll get used to. Having the heart rate monitor available, even though it must be initiated manually, was more interesting that I thought it would be.

My best guess is that the LCD screen and the lack of an automatic sync could be due to battery savings. This band does go for a full year on a single CR2032 battery, and that is nothing short of amazing. Most fitness bands require charging at least once per week. With the Zone C410, you can leave it on and forget about it – but remember to sync it once per week.

The extra-amazingly long battery life makes all of the blemishes seem pretty small, really.

Sonic Jump Fever’s New Launch Trailer Sprints into View

Posted by on July 10th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Sonic Jump Fever, SEGA’s competitive high-score follow-up to their vertical platformer Sonic Jump, is now available on the App Store. To celebrate this a launch a new trailer has been unveiled, showing off the kind of combo jumping Sonic and his pals can pull off in-game now.

You can grab Sonic Jump Fever off the App Store for free.

The Wolf Among Us Howls Out ‘Cry Wolf’, its Season Finale

Posted by on July 10th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★½ :: INTRIGUING MYSTERY :: Read Review »

The fifth episode of Telltale Game‘s The Wolf Among Us, ‘Cry Wolf’, is now available to purchase and play. This episode wraps up this season of the storyline set in the same universe as the ‘Fables’ series of comic books.

The Wolf Among Us is available to download for $4.99, which gives access to the first episode. Further episodes, including ‘Cry Wolf’, are available as In-App Purchases for $4.99 each. Alternatively, a multipack of episodes 2-5 is available for $14.99.

via: Our Review

Buckle Your Swashes! Assassin’s Creed Pirates is the App Store’s Free App of the Week

Posted by on July 10th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: YO HO HO! :: Read Review »

Ubisoft was proud to announce today that Assassin’s Creed Pirates is being featured as the Free App of the Week in the App Store. This news comes alongside the fourth update being released.

The update includes new missions that take players to La Isla de la Juventud for slave liberation. The mission unlocks exclusive rewards as part of the new daily reward system. Players will receive increasingly valuable rewards every day just for playing.

The update also has ship customization so you can sail the seas in style. Lastly, new players will be happy to hear that they will receive a Starter Pack in the store and have several tutorials to reference as they begin their ruthless life of piracy.

Check out Assassin’s Creed Pirates for free on the App Store while you can.

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via: Our 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

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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

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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

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  • 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!

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2013-07-25 :: Category: Games

We hope you’re all ready for a firefight, because the Overkill franchise is coming back for a third dose of action this summer. Craneball Studios‘ new teaser trailer for the upcoming Overkill 3 features more of the futuristic shooting that fans have come to expect from the series, only this time in third-person.

Though details are scant as of yet, you can definitely spot appearances from drones, gun emplacements, and the remnants of toppling skyscrapers in the footage. So essentially it looks like business as usual, right? 

Start stockpiling your ammo now, because this is the kind of conflict that players won’t want to miss.

Tempo Smart Calendar Has Received a Big Update Today

Posted by on July 10th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Tempo AI has released the latest version of their Tempo Smart Calendar app. The smart calendar is kind of like having a personal assistant in your pocket. It connects your apps, collects information, and uses that info to make appointments, populate emails, get flight info, post birthday greetings, get directions, and a whole lot more.

With all those features you might ask what the new update could possibly include? Tempo AI has redesigned the calendar’s look, made it easier to add events, added in-calendar reminders, and integrated Waze – a community-based traffic and navigation app.

The sleek new Tempo Smart Calendar is already here, and ready to serve you for free on the App Store.

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via: Our Review

Birdseye Mail Adds Extra Account Support Plus Better Attachments Support

Posted by on July 10th, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: 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.

via: Our Review

Danish developers Bedtime Digital Games have announced that their surreal 3D puzzle game Back to Bed will arrive on iOS this August.

A Kickstarter success and multiple award winner back when it was a student project, the game is influenced by Salvador Dali, M.C. Escher, and David Lynch. It stars a man named Bob, who suffers from narcolepsy that gives him hallucinations and excessive daytime sleepiness and causing him to take surprise naps in dangerous places. You play as Bob’s subconscious protector, moving him around and manipulating illusion-filled levels to journey him back under his duvet, avoiding living man-holes, steep falls, and alarm clocks along the way.

Back to Bed will rub the sleep from its eyes and arrive on the App Store sometime this August.



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