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A Scrub's Guide to League of Legends: Wild Rift

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 5th, 2021
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: BETTER THAN PC :: Read Review »

I'm relatively new to League of Legends, but have played a fair amount of MOBAs in the past. Wild Rift has really captured my attention, though, and I've found myself sinking a lot of time into practicing and reading up on how to improve my game.

For anyone in a similar boat (or just new to MOBAs in general), some of the guides out there can read like a foreign language. League of Legends has existed on PC for over a decade at this point and built up its own lexicon and community that isn't always the friendliest to new players trying to familiarize themselves with the game.

In that spirit, I present: A Scrub's Guide to League of Legends: Wild Rift. This is a guide series that will chronicle my own learnings and takeaways from my time spent with the game, translated into what is hopefully helpful tips and information for others looking to do the same.

How to buy and use pets in Fallout Shelter

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 9th, 2016

Fallout Shelter has received a new update recently that includes even more pets to unlock. Because who wants to be without a four legged friend while stuck in a vault?

Carry on reading this guide to learn how to buy and use these new pets inFallout Shelter.

The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land guide - Tips and tricks for upgrading your equipment

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 8th, 2015

Going into battle with the best weapons and armor is an important part of dictating whether or not you survive in The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land.

We’ve got some great tips and tricks to help ensure you’re on the right path when it comes to equipment upgrades.

The List App guide: How to get started with addictive list making

Posted by Jennifer Allen on October 22nd, 2015

Lists are everywhere. You can buy books of lists, you can browse BuzzFeed for your 20 favourite cat GIFs, and, of course, you can browse this fair site for all kinds of list based articles.

Everyone loves a list, right? That’s the mentality behind The List App - a place to make lists and share them in a kind of Tumblr / Twitter format.

Here’s how to get started with it but first, a little warning - it’s an addictive app.

X-Mercs guide - Tips and tricks to help you defeat the alien hordes

Posted by Jennifer Allen on October 20th, 2015

If you haven't played a turn based strategy game before thenX-Mercs is a good place to start and we’ve concocted the ideal guide to help you get to grips with it.

TripAdvisor Apple Watch Review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Jennifer Allen on May 27th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HELPFUL
TripAdvisor is another handy tool for discovering new places.
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Why the "Rich Dad" Financial Advice Brand Needs Mobile and Their App Clutch to be Relevant in the Future

Posted by Carter Dotson on August 23rd, 2013

The Rich Dad Company, which promotes books, seminars, and now interactive media based off of the financial teachings from the book "Rich Dad Poor Dad" which has sold 30 million copies (but not without its criticism from financial writers), is taking its message to mobile with the launch of Rich Dad Interactive. Their first app is a learning app called Clutch, and with it and future apps, they're returning to the idea that sparked "Rich Dad Poor Dad:" teaching through gaming elements, or gamification.

Clutch is a learning app that will "take the physical [aspects] of Rich Dad, turn it into a mobile app, and gamify it a little bit, and teach people [in] the way that we're all really learning today, through videos like YouTube, through activities, using social media and being able to share…'bragging rights,' or what class you took or what investments you made," according to Director of Technology Shane Caniglia. He says that gaming elements are there and play a key part of what Clutch will be, with social media functionality, "there's unlock features in there that you have to make it through certain phases in order to unlock the next, and the last thing, I think the most importantly, the ability to simulate the experiences of investing in real life through Clutch as a tool."

Gamification is nothing new to the Rich Dad Company - author Richard Kiyosaki and his wife Kim (an author of financial books herself) created a board game in the mid-90's called Cashflow 101 that tried to teach the income philosophies he espouses: namely, having assets that generate more income than one's expenses in order to be independently wealthy. Ironically, Caniglia says that when Kiyosaki "created the board game, the lessons didn't necessarily translate from the game to the players. So he actually wrote the book as, this is kind of a funny story, as a marketing brochure to support the lessons in the game." And then it wound up succeeding as a New York Times bestseller and kind of supplanted the gamification that was attempted with the Cashflow 101 game.

But with Rich Dad Interactive, it's a return to that kind of gamification strategy. Times have changed, and gamification is a more robust concept, and that's what Clutch will try to do. It's adaptable, too: Caniglia says "we created it as a framework, so we can plug any type of content that we want in it, so it's completely flexible and agile in that world, and that was a mission of ours from a tech standpoint."

Caniglia sees this move to apps like Clutch and the upcoming mobile version of Cashflow 101 as key for the future of Rich Dad. "The general population just does not have an interest in attending seminars. The transition for us to digital is actually a fairly easy one - it's the only way the brand can survive, number one. Number two, because we started out really as a board game... it's a very easy transition for us to take our IP and turn it into these fun, interactive tools that we can now deploy on the mobile platforms. So the time is right for Rich Dad in order to reinvent itself as a brand but also to get to a younger demographic that, their lives are built around their mobile devices."

TripAdvisor City Guides: The Clue Is In The Name

Posted by Jennifer Allen on February 21st, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

It's getting to that time of year where many of us choose to go on holiday and explore new cities and surroundings. Wandering around aimlessly is all well and good but it's nice to have some structure to a trip. This is where TripAdvisor City Guides hopes to help.

The new app offers a guide of all the best restaurants, attractions, hotels and other sights for 20 different cities. There's plenty of variety with 9 cities in North America covered: Boston, Chicago, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, Orlando, San Francisco and Washington D.C. European cities such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Florence, London, Paris and Rome are catered for as well, plus three Asian cities and Sydney, Australia.

The app works offline so there's no fear of expensive data roaming bills, and thousands of user reviews are available along with self-guided tours created by TripAdvisor members and destination experts.

TripAdvisor City Guides is available now and it's that perfect price point of free.

Ask Some Drag Queens For Some Advice

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 14th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Asking a Drag Queen for advice might not be the first thing to spring to mind, certainly not when it comes to new app ideas. However Ask Some Drag Queens could well be a quirky hit with many users who are looking for something a little different. Even better, it's in aid of charity.

Ask Some Drag Queens enables users to ask The House of LeMay (a comedy drag performance group from Vermont) for advice. Over 100 snappy and unpredictable answers are on offer making the app a kind of quirky eightball game.

10% of the profits from the app go towards the I'm Too Young for This! Cancer Foundation as the app was created in part by a young adult cancer survivor. So users are guaranteed to help raise money for a very worthy cause.

Ask Some Drag Queens is a thoroughly quirky app and it's available now priced at $0.99. Oh and even better, it's an universal app too.