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Santa Rockstar ($0,99) is a Guitar Hero-style game that’ll have gamers head banging to their favorite Christmas tunes. Compatibility: Universal Initial release: Dec 9, 2012 Publisher: Clarin Global S.A. Price: $0.99 Size: 117.0 MB Language: English Guitar Hero fans can…
Rum Run Review

For a game about smuggling alcohol on the high seas, Rum Run ($0,99) is disappointingly pedestrian. Nothing about Rum Run sounds boring. After all, it is a game about sailing from port to port, exploiting the rum trade to buy…
Galactic Phantasy Prelude Review

Pretty games usually make me nervous. It’s not that I dislike good looking visuals, I’ve just played too many titles that put all their effort into the graphics. And nothing else. Galactic Phantasy Prelude is obviously a good looking game,…
You Don’t Know Jack Review

Cookie Masterson and his merry band of noisemakers is back in You Don’t Know Jack, the latest game in the YDKJ series. The free game replaces paid versions that are no longer available in the App Store. Compatibility: Universal Initial…
Pixelheads Review – Create Your Own Pixel Portrait Avatar

Those creative folks at the Bobbleshop are at it again. Say hello to Pixelheads- Pixel Portrait Avatar Maker ($0,99), available now for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. Compatibility: Universal Initial release: Dec 12, 2012 Price: $0,99 Size: 88.5 MB Seller: BobbleShop,…
Stone Age: The Board Game Review

Once upon a time a game designer invented a bizarre version of prehistory in which tribespeople could eat clay and plate their mud huts with gold. He named his game Stone Age and it drew praise for its enormous amount…
Smash Cops Heat Review

Smash Cops Heat returns to the formula of the original game and tweaks it to be free-to-play, but did it tweak it enough to improve on it? Compatibility: Universal Initial release: Dec 6, 2012 Developer: Hutch Games Price: Free Size:…
Cobook for iPhone Review – The Unified Address Book For Your iPhone

Cobook makes it simple to combine numerous social networking tools with the user’s contacts list. It’s a great solution. Compatibility: iPhone, iTouch Initial release: Dec 6, 2012 Developer: Cobook Price: Free Size: 5.9 MB Language: English Attempting to replace the…

Instacast is a pricey yet powerful podcast app that has just about every feature someone could want. Compatibility: iPhone, iTouch Current version (2.2.4): Oct 11, 2012 Developer: Vemedio Price: $4.99 Size: 5.1 MB Language: English, French, German Seller: Vemedio Instacast…
Artist Corner Review

Using an iPad as a digital canvas is nothing new. Still, these types of apps keep coming most better than the last. Artist Corner (FREE) is the latest such app to arrive in the App Store and is worth considering.…
Toca Hair Salon 2 Review

Toca Hair Salon 2: Even more hair raising than the original. Compatibility: Universal Initial release: Dec 13, 2012 Price: $0,99 Size: 35.1 MB Seller: Toca Boca AB Developer Toca Boca have made their name creating hugely imaginative and charming apps…
City Conquest Review – A Tower Defense And Real-time Strategy Game

City Conquest (FREE)  is a unique blend of tower defense and real-time strategy. Compatibility: Universal Initial release: Nov 30, 2012 Size: 49.0 MB Language: English Seller: Intelligence Engine Design Systems LLC   It’s something of a given these days that…

SmartDay ($2,99) is an exceptional organizer that integrates tasks, notes, projects and appointments into one location. Compatibility: iPhone, iTouch Initial release: Dec 9, 2012 Developer: Left Coast Logic Price: $2.99 Size: 8.0 MB SmartDay is a productivity app designed to…
Dark Arcana: The Carnival HD Review

Dark Arcana: The Carnival isn’t a revolution in Hidden Object gaming but it tells an interesting story and is a solid example of the genre. Compatibility: iPad Only Initial release: Dec 13, 2012 Developer: G5 Entertainment Price: FREE ($4.99 to…

It’s a carnival of wordy balloons, and now they must be popped. They have angered the wordsmiths, and now revenge is nigh. At first blush, Word Carnival (FREE) is another in a long-string of word games: find words, spell them out,…

This romp through a haunted forest is sufficiently scary at first, but it quickly goes from “BOO” to “blah.” How many legitimately scary iOS games are there? I don’t mean “scary” as in “it’s scary that someone actually managed to…
Coowl Review – A Fun Photography App

Coowl ($0.99) by Nostalgika is a fun photography app that allows you to be creative and blend your photos into a unique mix. It’s very similar to apps like Image Blender, except with a few more fun features. Compatibility: iPhone,…
Escape the Titanic – Devious Escape Puzzler Review

Escape the Titanic – Devious Escape Puzzler (Free) by FreshGames, LLC is a brainteaser puzzle game that will have you solving math equations, predicting patterns, and unlocking hatches. If you are clever enough, you’ll be off the sinking ship without…
50 Ways to Survive Review – An Adventure Game

50 Ways to Survive (Free) by Mass Threat is an adventure game that involves running from lions, dodging sharks, and avoiding automobiles. Grimmy The Grim Reaper has decided that he’s madly in love with Pat’s girlfriend. To get rid of…
Sugar Rush Review – A Match-3 Puzzle Game

Straight-forward and pretty uninspired, Sugar Rush is a Match Three blitz game we’ve all seen before. Compatibility: Universal Released: 2013-06-26 Price: FREE Size: 36.1 MB Language: English Seller: Full Fat I try my best to not be too cynical about…
Diner Dash Rush Review – A Time Management Game

Incorporating a blitz style mentality with Time Management gaming makes for a fast paced Diner Dash experience. Compatibility: Universal Released: Jun 27, 2013 Price: FREE Size: 35.8 MB Language: English Seller: PlayFirst, Inc. Rush or Blitz games appear to be…
Colin McRae Rally Review – A Racing Game

Colin McRae rally started its life as a PlayStation 1 game, and now it’s on iOS. Sadly, there’s no accompanying visual upgrade to make it look better on today’s Retina screens. Compatibility: Universal Released: 2013-06-27 Price: $4.99 Size: 245 MB…
Fatty! Review – A Casual Arcade Game

Fatty! ($0.99) by Thumbstar Games is a casual arcade game that will have you bouncing to great heights. Eat more treats and avoid healthy snacks to earn the most points and gain the most weight. In this game, fatter is…
Bloom Box Review – An Addicting Puzzle Game

This puzzle game blooms thanks to its tough and clever ideas. Compatibility: iPhone, iTouch Released: May 28, 2013 Price: $0.99 Size: 21.5 MB Language: English Seller: Nexx Studio Puzzle games don’t need to be the flashiest games ever to succeed.…
Greedy Dwarf Review – An Endless Runner Game

Greedy Dwarf ($0.99) by Crescent Moon Games is an action arcade game that is like an endless runner, but actually ends. Hop inside the speedy mine cart, grab the gold, and have the craziest ride of your life. Compatibility: Universal…
Great Battles Medieval Review – A Turn-Based Strategy Game

Guiding soldiers around the field can be a pain, but aside from that Great Battles Medieval is pretty sweet. Compatibility: iPad Only Released: Jun 27, 2013 Price: $4.99 Size: 331 MB Language: English Seller: Slitherine Strategy and progressive unit upgrades.…

Bokeh in Photography Figure 1 Photo taken from a Mobile Camera   Bokeh is an aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image. The Bokeh is either “good” or “bad” based on, if the blur is pleasant…

According to the latest blog post on https://developer.amazon.com/, Amazon announced on Wednesday that it would continue the expansion of its global App store for Android. They will soon open distribution in nearly 200 countries, which will include Australia, Brazil, Canada,…