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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.

Star Wars: Uprising guide - Tips and tricks for the new The Force Awakens update

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 13th, 2015

Star Wars: Uprising went through some pretty significant changes recently - most notable of which is the addition of "Force User" weapons and abilities.

Here we bring you some lesser known tips on how to keep yourself on the rise despite these disturbances in the force.

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes guide - How to power up your forces

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 26th, 2015

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is all about collecting heroes, powering them up, and using them together to defeat your foes.

It's pretty straightforward stuff for the most part, but increasing your characters' stats can be a bit confusing because it isn't explained all that well in the tutorial.

Don't panic - here's a quick guide to help you turn your padawans into jedi knights.

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 25th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: THIS IS NOT THE GAME YOU'RE LOOKING FOR
Galaxy of Heroes injects the Star Wars licence into a mobile blueprint, and the result is pretty bland
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Six Star Wars games to keep the Force always with you

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 18th, 2015

With the release of Star Wars: Battlefront, we thought we'd throw together a list of all the best Star Wars games on mobile.

None of these are quite the same flavor of Battlefront, but they create a nice, nostalgic, disturbance in the Force regardless.

How to use Hooks to keep up-to-date about Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 25th, 2015

Hooks is a cool app for anyone looking to know anything about anything without having to look for it. Don't believe me? Let's try it out.

For the purposes of this guide, let's assume we're wanting to know all of the new information that comes out in the lead up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Here are some things you can do with Hooks to make you a veritable Jedi of Force Awakens knowledge.

Star Wars: Uprising Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 22nd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SHALLOW STUFF
Star Wars: Uprising seems initially cool but turns very samey.
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Star Wars: Commander's Latest Update Adds Interplanetary Travel and More

Posted by Rob Rich on July 16th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CLASH OF THE FORCE :: Read Review »

Star Wars: Commander is getting its biggest update yet - this time with interplanetary travel and planetary conflicts.

E3 2015 - EA Presents Minions Paradise and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

Posted by Rob Rich on June 16th, 2015

E3 is in full swing, and Electronic Arts had a pretty big presentation for it. They even included a couple of mobile announcements.

Find Out What Happens After the Fall of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Uprising

Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 5th, 2015

Star Wars: Uprising, by Kabam, Disney, and Lucasfilm, continues the indomintable series following "Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi" - but now it takes place before "The Force Awakens."

Disney Celebrates May 4th With Galaxy Sized Sales

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 1st, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CLASH OF THE FORCE :: Read Review »

For Star Wars Day, May 4, joinDisney Interactive and Lucasfilm as they celebrate with a whole lot of in=-app sales for their Star Wars apps.

That's no Moon - Topps has Launched Star Wars: Card Trader

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 16th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Star Wars: Card Trader, by The Topps Company, is the new official Star Wars digital trading card app for iOS. Star Wars fans can experience the fun of digitally collecting cards from their favorite films, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You'll be able to find the new characters such as BB-8, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, Rey, and classics from over 30 years of official-licensed Star Wars trading cards. Every day you'll get a chance to open a free pack and trade them with people all over the world.

“In the same way that digital media is transforming reading books, listening to music, and watching television, Card Trader is revolutionizing Star Wars collecting,” said Michael Bramlage, Vice President of Digital at Topps, in a press release. “Your favorite characters, vehicles, and locations from the Star Wars universe can be collected and traded on your iOS device, from anywhere at any time.”

Star Wars: Card Trader is available now for free on the App Store.

Storm the Halls of Echo Base in First Star Wars: Galactic Defense Event

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 30th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Star Wars: Galactic Defense is getting its first in-game event called Attack on Echo Base. Fans of DeNA's tower defense game will be excited to battle through the snow and ice of planet Hoth. You'll be able to rank up on the leader
boards and earn increased experience, in-game currency and rewards during the event. There is also a special bonus wave on each level where you can score higher than ever and new characters to be used during the event.

Attack on Echo Base is only around for a limited time. You can check it out by playing from 1/28/15 through 2/2/15.

Download Star Wars: Galactic Defense on the App Store for free and join the fight.

148Apps 2014 Holiday Shopping Guide for Gamers

Posted by Rob Rich on December 11th, 2014

Welcome, one and all, to another 148Apps holiday shopping guide! Are you having trouble figuring out what to get for a distant relative, new neighbor, or estranged second cousin? Thankfully there are people like us putting together handy-dandy holiday shopping guides for you! Whether you’re looking for new hardware and accessories, or just something a bit less impersonal than an iTunes gift card, we’ve got you covered.

Other 148Apps Holiday Gift Guides: for [Health Nuts] [Socializers] [Creative Types] [Power Users]

Today’s guide centers around iOS gamers. These are the folks who love their portable games and spend most of their morning commute matching pieces of candy or fighting immortal titans. If you’d like to make the gamer(s) in your life have an overall more pleasant and convenient gaming experience, or simply get them some really cool stuff to play, check out our list below for some ideas.

Stormtroopers Grab Your Blaster Rifles - Star Wars: Galactic Defense Has Been Unleashed!

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 30th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

DeNA, Lucasfilm, and The Walt Disney Company have released Star Wars: Galactic Defense.

Choose to join the light of the dark side in this tower defense game. Players can battle at iconic Star Wars locales and find classic characters as they strive to tip the balance in their side's favor. You can choose to play though the campaign or to connect with your friends online to compete for the top spot on the leader boards.

Star Wars: Galactic Defense adds its own flare to the traditional tower defense genre and brings the excitement that was once limited to a galaxy far, far away, right to your fingertips,“ said Barry Dorf, vice president of partnerships and alliances at DeNA. “The game packs beloved characters, iconic locations, tactical gameplay, and heart-pounding battles into one exciting mobile experience"

You can download Star Wars: Galactic Defense for free from the App Store now.