This game was a huge hit on Kindle, Facebook, and Google+, and it’s now available for Android. So what is Triple Town? At its core its a match-3 game like Bejeweled, but with less emphasis on speed and more emphasis on strategy. This combination makes for a highly addictive, very clever puzzle game.
One great things about tablets is that they can simulate other handheld media: books, newspapers, and magazines for instance. And while every newspaper under the sun has an app for the leading tablets, and you can read books via the Kindle, Google Books, or iBooks app, I never really came across a magazine app that made reading magazines a tablet experience – that is, until Zinio.
Sure, you can view PDFs on your tablet, but they don’t harness the power of the interactive device you’re using. Zinio, on the other hand, harnesses it well.
On the 18th January 2012 Wikipedia did something unprecedented. In light of the proposed SOPA legislation, the website blacked itself out for a whole day. This meant visitors to the site got only an anti-SOPA message and an explanation of why the site was therefore inaccessible. However, on the same day, while confused high-schoolers wailed at their lack of access, Wikipedia also launched an official Android application.
Although there were already a number of Wikipedia apps available on the Market, none of these are ‘official’. So what does the endorsed app bring to the table? And is it as good if not better than those already out there? And will you see regular appearances of Jimmy Wales’ face throughout this review? Read on to find out…
Another incredibly popular iOS game has been ported to Android! Osmos HD puts you in control of a biological mote that is drifting aimlessly through space. Your task is to keep it alive, and destroy all the competing motes. Sounds like a classic formula, but how does the gameplay hold up?
A while back I wrote a guide about making time lapse videos with your Android. There, I showed you the basics of time lapse, and gave a small review of two apps: Tina Time Lapse and TimeLapse, both very capable applications. Lapse It would have been on my list, but at that time it was built for the Adobe AIR Platform, which my phone doesn’t support.
Lapse It has since been redesigned from the ground up as a fully native app. This means it’s faster and more robust than any previous version. Naturally I had to give it a try, and in this article I’ll give you my thoughts.
Grabatron is a brilliantly fun and exceptionally polished tilt-control game. You take the reigns of a flying saucer in a slickly rendered American farmland. You have one weapon: a huge grabbing arm (a bit like those arcade grabber games!) which you can use on pretty much everything in the environment – animals, people, vehicles, buildings, pipes and even rocks.
The game is dripping in that nostalgic 1950’s paranoia we often see in movies, but is instantly playable and buckets of fun. So grab your binoculars, shotgun and tinfoil hat and read on for the low down on the invasion…
Internet radio usage has been on the rise with apps like Pandora and TuneIn Radio. The reason these apps have become so popular is because people like listening to music that relates to a specific song or genre.
The major downfall with most of the applications out there is that the playlists are generated by an algorithm, rather than actual human beings. This method unfortunately lacks personalization and doesn’t quite feel as intimate as music should be. Wouldn’t it be much more attractive to have your playlists created by real music listeners?
This is where 8tracks comes in. The entire program is centred around DJs who make playlists based on a specific genre. As the title implies, these playlists have to be at least 8 tracks long. This is quite a different concept and definitely provides a greater sense of flow from one track to the next. No longer will you have to be disappointed by Pandora’s or Genius’s choices of songs.
Nuance Communications Inc. are a company specialising in voice recognition software. Many of you may be familiar with their Dragon line of computer software, superb pieces of kit that write your spoken words on-screen in real time.
Their new program for Android, Dragon Go, isn’t exactly the same sort of software. It’s a searching and browsing application that uses your voice to interpret your queries. So is this application as impressive as Nuance’s desktop product? Let’s find out.