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App of the day: Skobbler GPS Navigation & Maps review (Android)

App of the day: Skobbler GPS Navigation & Maps review (Android)

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We've looked at some navigation apps that are based on Skobbler before, but this is a new app that's similar to its enormously popular iOS app. The idea is simple: make affordable turn-by-turn navigation for walking or driving, and allow people to download... >>

App of the day: Don't Steal My Banana review (iPhone)

App of the day: Don't Steal My Banana review (iPhone)

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There's a lot to be said for monkeys, particularly ones wearing shades. That's the prime reason that we downloaded Don't Steal My Banana, an app in which you need to hold a line of defence by lobbing fruits to fend off a variety of hungry mammals whom,... >>

App of the day: Vybe review (Android)

App of the day: Vybe review (Android)

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Almost as 24 started to air in this country, there was a collective "How do I get the 24 ringtone" emitted from the vocal chords of geeks across the globe. Clearly these were people who had never used a Cisco IP phone before and thought the ringtone was... >>

App of the day: House of the Dead Overkill - The Lost Reels review

App of the day: House of the Dead Overkill - The Lost Reels review

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House of the Dead has moved its lightgun-based arcade gameplay over to the smartphone. Bringing back memories of pound coin swallowing afternoons spent in arcades, it captures most of the fun of previous games in a handset sized package.There is a bit... >>

App of the day: Domo: The Journey review (iPhone)

App of the day: Domo: The Journey review (iPhone)

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We've seen some interesting computer game characters in our time, but Domo is definitely up there among the strangest. Think of a giant, toothy Weetabix-like sprite with legs and arms and that's your lead character right there. He's on the chase to track... >>

App of the day: Traktor DJ review (iPhone)

App of the day: Traktor DJ review (iPhone)

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DJing has gone from a pursuit that cost thousands to one that can cost as little as £3 if you buy Traktor DJ for the iPhone or iPod touch. That's not to say that if you buy this app your phone will immediately ring with an offer from a superclub in Ibiza,... >>

App of the day: Hills of Glory 3D review (Android)

App of the day: Hills of Glory 3D review (Android)

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Tower defence games are ten a penny on Android, but few are as fun or as exciting as Hills of Glory 3D. Set in the Second World War, the app tasks you with defending a bunker from increasingly tough waves of enemies. You use a combination of swiping... >>

App of the day: Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption review (iPhone)

App of the day: Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption review (iPhone)

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We know what you're thinking: Fishing as a computer game - how can that be good? Ridiculous Fishing really proves its name's point: it has guns, guts and, er, hairdryers. But it'll hook you in in no time - this is as classic a game app as they come.Ridiculous... >>

App of the day: Iron Man 3 review (iPhone and Android)

App of the day: Iron Man 3 review (iPhone and Android)

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Most movie tie-ins apps are usually terrible. This one isn't, which is a good thing too because Iron Man 3 is awesome and you will likely want more of the same the moment you leave the cinema.Thankfully all you need to do is whip out your smartphone and... >>

App of the day: VLC review (Android)

App of the day: VLC review (Android)

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Media playback on Android devices is pretty good on the whole. Certainly, out of the box, most phones and tablets will playback a wider range of video than Apple devices. But that's not universally true, and sometimes the built-in support needs to be... >>

App of the day: Swype review (Android)

App of the day: Swype review (Android)

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The keyboard is the most important interaction point of any smartphone. The efficiency of your keyboard defines your productivity. Whether you're replying to emails, or chatting on WhatsApp, having a smart keyboard is critical.One of the strengths of... >>

App of the day: G.o. Jump review (iPhone)

App of the day: G.o. Jump review (iPhone)

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Games are like movie productions these days, so when a title such as G.o. Jump harks back to "the good ole days" and focuses on simple yet addicitive gameplay in a bold-coloured, single-screen environment it's a breath of fresh air. Inhale it, go on.G.o.... >>

App of the day: Cogs review (Android)

App of the day: Cogs review (Android)

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If it's clever puzzle games that tickle your fancy, then today's App of the day might be just the thing. It follows the lead of games like the eminently playable Where's my Water? and is wonderfully detailed with plenty to challenge.But rather than water... >>

Hands-on: Twitter Music for iOS review

Hands-on: Twitter Music for iOS review

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It came as no surprise when Twitter on Thursday launched Twitter Music, an app for iOS that helps users find what music their friends are listening to based on social recommendations. It’s an interesting concept by the folks at Twitter, who just released... >>

App of the day: Camera360 review (Windows Phone 8)

App of the day: Camera360 review (Windows Phone 8)

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Photo apps are nothing uncommon, swinging in to bring a range of effects to the camera on your smartphone. At the top end, apps like Instagram have a cult social following, while there are plenty of options if you’re looking to recreate some of those... >>

App of the day: Lazors review (Android)

App of the day: Lazors review (Android)

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We love simple games. They suit mobile gaming really well because you’re not encumbered by fiddly controls, and they lend themselves to the sorts of games you can dip in and out of.There are plenty to choose from too, but today we’re looking at a... >>

App of the day: Rdio review (Android)

App of the day: Rdio review (Android)

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Have you listened to the radio recently? It's dreadful. The reason it's dreadful is that it's filled with annoying adverts that go on forever, and is packed with mindless idiots droning on as if their voices are the only ones that matter. So what options... >>

App of the day: Badland review (iPhone)

App of the day: Badland review (iPhone)

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Some apps are all about looks but don't deliver any gameplay; others look awful but can be addictive as hell. The real winners are those which combine both: Badlands is one of those apps.Released recently on iOS for iPhone and iPad, it has received praise... >>

App of the day: Pilot's Path review (iPhone, iPad)

App of the day: Pilot's Path review (iPhone, iPad)

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Exploratory helicopter games haven't really existed since Nuclear Strike finished the Strike series in 1997. Pilot's Path could be accused of being more of a nod to the yet-older Desert Strike game, albeit minus much of that title's "strike" action. If... >>

Evernote Smart Notebook pictures and hands-on

Evernote Smart Notebook pictures and hands-on

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Evernote has collaborated with Moleskine to produce the rather clever Smart Notebook. Designed to help you catalogue and store any written notes you might have, the book promises to change the way we jot things down.It isn't without its faults and the... >>

App of the day: SkyDrive review (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)

App of the day: SkyDrive review (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)

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Microsoft's SkyDrive, a potential Dropbox beater, has now made its way on to iOS. The app is compatible with both iPhone and iPad and offers many different ways to back up and view various forms of media.Until now, Apple has prevented Microsoft from updating... >>

App of the day: Sprint Driver review (iPhone)

App of the day: Sprint Driver review (iPhone)

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Take one bike, the open road and a bunch of hazardous trucks, lane-swerving police cars and, er, trails of collectable coins, pop it onto a gyro-controlled Apple device and - boom - we have Sprint Driver. The tilt-to-control mechanism game is not so much... >>

App of the day: Pac-man + tournaments review (Android)

App of the day: Pac-man + tournaments review (Android)

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There are 256 levels in Pac-man, and every single one of them is harder than the last. That's a problem, because level one isn't exactly a walk in the park. At least, not for us because Pac-man comes from a time when games were designed to be as hard... >>

App of the day: The Croods review (iPhone and Android)

App of the day: The Croods review (iPhone and Android)

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Rovio, the studio behind the much-loved Angry Birds, has now applied a bit of its magic touch to a movie tie-in app. The Croods app, which launched alongside the Dreamworks-produced animation, is rather good. As you would expect from a Rovio title, The... >>

App of the day: Puzzle Retreat review (iPhone)

App of the day: Puzzle Retreat review (iPhone)

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Puzzle Retreat may not have the most imaginative name in the world, but its variety of puzzles are brain-taxingly imaginative right from the off. If order and deductive logic are your thing, or you just want to train those brain cells and frustrate your... >>

App of the day: Weight Watchers review (iPad/iPhone)

App of the day: Weight Watchers review (iPad/iPhone)

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A new year normally means a new start. Better person, better body, more organised. Well, for about five days until you realise that actually, doing nothing and eating the contents of your entire fridge is a far more satisfying experience than running... >>

App of the day: Google Keep review (Android)

App of the day: Google Keep review (Android)

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There's been a lot of grumbling since Google shut down Rader very recently. People are frustrated that the firm is ignoring their needs, and pulling the plug on popular services because it can't make enough money from them, or simply loses interest in... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Napster review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Napster review (Android)

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We've given Napster our coveted App of the Day award before, but not in its Android version, and not since it was all change at the firm, and it merged into Rhapsody by its owner, US tech giant Best Buy.It's worth noting too, that since the switch to... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Pope Election 2013 review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Pope Election 2013 review (iPhone)

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We get that this isn't necessarily for everyone, but if you are a bit of a Pope fan, then this app could prove invaluable.It acts like a one-stop shop for all news, images and general gossip about the 2013 papal election. It is also laid out really well,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Kindle for Android review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Kindle for Android review (Android)

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There's a lot of talk of ecosystems with modern smartphones and the war raging around where you buy your content and where you consume it. In an ideal world you're free to move your content around and do with it what you want: it is, after all, your content.Buying... >>

APP OF THE DAY: AppHero review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: AppHero review (iPhone)

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With more than 775,000 apps now available on the iTunes App Store, it can be a challenge to weed out the best ones. While we at Pocket-lint want to provide a regular selection of app suggestions to keep you going, it turns out there's even an app for... >>

Hands-on: New Facebook News Feed explored

Hands-on: New Facebook News Feed explored

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Facebook has updated the look and feel of its News Feed feature in the hope that it will become the best personalised newspaper you would ever want. As the global roll-out begins, Pocket-lint has been given access to the new feature so we can share what... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Autotrader review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Autotrader review (Android)

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There are two uses for Autotrader's Android app; The first is to find a new car to buy and this is both useful and worthy. The second is for looking at pictures of cars that you'll never in a month of Sundays be able to afford. This is pointless, and... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Real Racing 3 review (iPhone and Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Real Racing 3 review (iPhone and Android)

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Real Racing 3 represents a significant leap in the world of smartphone gaming. Some apps, such as Horn and Modern Combat, all manage near console-like graphics but under closer scrutiny, give themselves away.Real Racing 3 is closer to an Xbox 360 game... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Artfinder review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Artfinder review (iPhone)

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Normally we wouldn't really consider an app like Artfinder for App of the Day, simply because it involves so much shopping. Artfinder gets itself a free pass simply because it is so well designed and offers such a great way to discover and learn about... >>

Spotify in Ford EcoSport: The first listen

Spotify in Ford EcoSport: The first listen

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Spotify has announced that it will be joining Ford's Sync AppLink service in Europe when the new EcoSport comes out later this year. We jumped in the yet to be released car at Mobile World Congress to see how you'll be able to listen to your favourite... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Solarian Tactics review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Solarian Tactics review (iPhone)

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Turn-based role playing games aren't particularly commonplace on mobile devices - at least there haven't been that many releases in the genre of late. If you're after a move-by-move title to play on the go then Solarian Tactics's quirky mix of bobble-headed... >>

APP OF THE DAY: 4 Pics 1 Word review (Android/iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: 4 Pics 1 Word review (Android/iPhone)

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Some mobile games are just going to go viral and today's App of the Day is typical of those games that are eminently playable.It fuses together an incredibly simple game concept, that's easy for anyone to play, as well as a social element when you can't... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Asphalt 7: Heat review (iOS and Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Asphalt 7: Heat review (iOS and Android)

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The smartphone and tablet really do now rival the home console for graphical prowess. Just recently we had a play with Real Racing 3, which wowed us with its looks and game quality. It is currently only available in certain International iTunes stores... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Battery Widget Reborn review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Battery Widget Reborn review (Android)

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Battery life is one of the biggest issues facing modern smartphones. Our thirst for more power, bigger displays, slimmer designs and a constant connection means that batteries have to work harder than ever.While there are lots of ways to save power, just... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Lux review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Lux review (Android)

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You know your phone has that auto brightness setting? Well, what's the betting you're not happy with it, and most of the time your phone is too bright indoors and too dark outdoors? The idea of Lux is to stop that silliness and give you a proper level... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Spotify Windows Phone 8 review

APP OF THE DAY: Spotify Windows Phone 8 review

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It has been a long wait, but Spotify has finally arrived for Windows Phone 8. This means Nokia Lumia 920 owners can now take advantage of their Spotify subscriptions and listen to music on their mobiles. It doesn't vary much from the Windows Phone 7... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Candy Crush Saga review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Candy Crush Saga review (iPhone)

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There is an abundance of what we'll call "line 'em up" games - where the goal is to line up at least trio of same-coloured shapes to blast them away and make room for the next set - but none more engaging and, at times, infuriating than King.com's Candy... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Wind-up Knight review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Wind-up Knight review (Android)

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There's only a couple of controls, you think. How hard can it be, you question. The answer is, very hard indeed, so forget about the apparent simplicity of Wind-up Knight, because it's all superficial - this is the hardest game of all time.Okay, it isn't,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Wingbreaker review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Wingbreaker review (iPhone)

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Since Space Invaders the whole space-based shoot 'em up game category has had some corkin' titles out. Oh, wait a minute that was the 80s and 90s wasn't it? Wingbreaker takes the classic top-down shooter concept and brings it bang up to date with glorious... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Sortee review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Sortee review (iPhone)

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A game about sorting - surely that can't be any more fun than filing papers, long division or watching paint dry? Well, it is. Sortee, which is somewhat like a virtual version of Hasbro's "Bop It" minus the rhythm, is all about fast reaction times and... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Carbon for Twitter review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Carbon for Twitter review (Android)

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Twitter doesn’t seem to be a passing fad. We get the distinct feeling that it’s going to be around for some time, with engagement in Twitter forming something of a backdrop to modern life.There’s wide array of apps out there to make that experience... >>

APP OF THE DAY: BubbleUPnP review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: BubbleUPnP review (Android)

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DLNA is something of a mixed bag, built from a great idea it was the implementation of it in the early days that put many off. It was designed as a standardised way of moving media around your home, from Blu-ray player to phone, or PVR to TV. In practice,... >>