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APP OF THE DAY: GroupMe review (Android, iOS, BB and Windows Phone)

APP OF THE DAY: GroupMe review (Android, iOS, BB and Windows Phone)

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Communication, communication. If there were a programme about the most successful mobile phone apps hosted by Kirsty and Phil on Channel 4, that would probably be what it was called. It’s the What’s Apps of this world, the Skypes and the BBMs that... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Table Top Racing review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Table Top Racing review (iPhone)

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Mario Kart meets Micro Machines is definitely one way to describe Table Top Racing, a brand new iPhone and iPad title from Playrise Digital - the same team that brought us WipEout. Those are some big-name titles to be throwing around as comparison points,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Ghostbusters review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Ghostbusters review (iOS)

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Ghostbusters is the latest in a series of decent free to play apps. First there was The Simpsons: Tapped Out, then Jurassic Park Builder and now this. The game tasks you with keeping the Ghostbusters business ticking over. You need to go out, capture... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Super Hexagon review (Android/iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Super Hexagon review (Android/iPhone)

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If mobile gaming has done one thing for us, it's to introduce a new level of addiction. With your phone always in your pocket, you can, at a moment's notice, slip it out and indulge in some whimsical pastime.Many times we've said that simplicity of concept... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Rise of the Blobs review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Rise of the Blobs review (Android)

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Rise of the Blobs is a little bit like Fruit Ninja meets Tetris. The story is a little confusing, in that somehow some blobs have arrived on earth and are threatening to kill us all us unless we cover them in fruit and make them explode.Rise of the Blobs... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Noble Nutlings review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Noble Nutlings review (iOS)

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Noble Nutlings is the game Bad Piggies should have been. Put together by former Rovio employees, it's as addictive as you would expect but goes beyond the more staid and slow gameplay of a typical Rovio game.Noble Nutlings is what happens when the gloves... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Krop Circle review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Krop Circle review (iPhone)

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There are umpteen photography apps out there, but Krop Circle carves its way through the masses with great design and by being ultra-easy to use. It's a simple concept: open the app for a circular crop overlay, then snap away and shots will have a circular... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Vilynx review (Android, iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Vilynx review (Android, iPhone)

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Cloud storage, video, sharing: it's the way of the modern smartphone. It's also a minefield of hows and wheres, mixed with a lot of dead ends.Organising yourself, separating your video from everything else, storing everything in the cloud and sharing... >>

APP OF THE DAY: I Hate Zombies review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: I Hate Zombies review (iPhone)

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Zombies are everywhere at the moment. You can't go five minutes without coming across the undead in some shape or form. Thankfully, for the most part these zombies are good. In the case of I Hate Zombies on the iPhone, very good indeed.Looking worryingly... >>

Facebook Graph Search goes live, we go hands-on

Facebook Graph Search goes live, we go hands-on

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Facebook Graph Search is live and rolling out to a handful of people, and when we say handful we mean it. According to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, the initial beta is available to a couple of hundred people of the 1 billion-odd users... >>

APP OF THE DAY: UK Snow Map (#uksnow) review (iPhone/iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: UK Snow Map (#uksnow) review (iPhone/iPod touch)

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The UK is obsessed with snow. It's something we rarely have, but when it arrives, it certainly stirs things up. It only seems to take a flutter for schools to close, trains to stop running and people to start panic buying tins of corned beef.Since 2009,... >>

DivX Stash pictures and hands-on

DivX Stash pictures and hands-on

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DivX Stash has been shown as a concept before, but Pocket-lint has learnt it will be entering a beta test phase soon, with a full roll-out due later in the year. We were also given a demonstration of Rovi's software running on Mac, iPhone and iPad during... >>

APP OF THE DAY: The Spurs Web review (iPad and iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: The Spurs Web review (iPad and iPhone)

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It’s the January Transfer Window and all those who love football have their eyes glued to the wires to see if they’ve just picked up the latest wunderkind or a belated Christmas pudding. If that sounds like you (not the pudding) and you happen to... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Hundreds review (iPhone / iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Hundreds review (iPhone / iPad)

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You've completed Where's My Water?, while Where's My Perry? offered you little in the challenge stakes and 100 Floors just didn't satisfy.If that sounds like you and you're looking for a new puzzle game on the iPad or iPhone, may we suggest Hundreds?Hundreds... >>

APP OF THE DAY: TouchPal keyboard review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: TouchPal keyboard review (Android)

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Android keyboard are, honestly, a mess. The one you get with your phone will probably be one customised by the company that built your phone, or it might be one bought in because the hardware company lacked the expertise to do a good job itself. Most... >>

APP OF THE DAY: My Horse review (Android and iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: My Horse review (Android and iOS)

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Have you always dreamed the dream of equine husbandry? Do you or any members of your close family stomp their foot and demand a pony? Have you ever wanted to say, "Yesterday, I was feeling a little horse," and not mean that your throat was sore and raspy.... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Archos Video Player review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Archos Video Player review (Android)

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One of the attractive features of Android has always been flexibility. Flexibility, however, can lead to incompatibility: you may be able to add a memory card filled with content, but what use is that if you can't play it?With video appearing from many... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Pixlr Express review (Android and iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Pixlr Express review (Android and iPhone)

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Photo manipulation is all the rage, if the Instagram uproar is to be believed. People love tweaking their mobile phone pictures to give them a bit of life, and we can see why. Every image ever taken with a cameraphone looks roughly the same. They don't... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Evernote Food review (iOS & Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Evernote Food review (iOS & Android)

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Evernote has turned its rather obsessive hand to the world of food. The result is a fantastic way to log everything you eat and cook.So how does Evernote Food work? Building on the clever system already established by Evernote's standard app, it allows... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Photostream review (Windows Phone 8)

APP OF THE DAY: Photostream review (Windows Phone 8)

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Windows Phone 8 has a clever tweak in that it updates its lock screen using different images from Bing every day. It keeps your phone feeling fresh every time you take it out of your pocket.The idea behind Photostream is to take things one further and... >>

APP OF THE DAY: The Snowman and the Snowdog review (Android/iPhone/iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: The Snowman and the Snowdog review (Android/iPhone/iPad)

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If you've been socially aware for any of the Christmases of the past 30 years, you may well have encountered Raymond Briggs's televisual treat The Snowman. Accompanied by the dulcet tones of a young Aled Jones, The Snowman, for a lot of us, is a Christmas... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Flickr review (Android and iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Flickr review (Android and iPhone)

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So, Instagram is dead, basically. Facebook may have backed-down on its stance that it can pretty much do what the hell it wants with your photos, but we all know that the company is, at a cellular level, incapable of respecting your privacy.So, the hunt... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Google Play Music review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Google Play Music review (Android)

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This might sound stupid if you already have, and use, Google Play Music, but for many people with devices that don’t have it, that’s a shame, because it’s really very good indeed.There are a good number of music playback apps on the Play Store,... >>

Yota Devices YotaPhone dual-screen smartphone meets eBook reader pictures and hands-on

Yota Devices YotaPhone dual-screen smartphone meets eBook reader pictures and hands-on

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Russia: the first country to send a man into space, and now Yota Devices - a Russian firm little known outside of the Motherland - is set to be the first to launch a dual-screen smartphone - codename YotaPhone - to the market.The YotaPhone is an Android... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Magic Jar review (iPhone and iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Magic Jar review (iPhone and iPad)

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We’re getting into the Christmas spirit today on App of the Day on Pocket-lint. If you’ve got children and any kind of iDevice then read on and have your downloading fingers at the ready.Magic Jar Platform iPhone & iPad Price 69p Where iTunes There... >>

New-look Flickr iPhone app pictures and hands-on

New-look Flickr iPhone app pictures and hands-on

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Flickr has given its iPhone app a much needed update. A new-look UI, better camera app and improved sharing and uploading options make it a real photo contender for the iPhone. The app uses pages of photo grids to bring the vast amount of images available... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition review (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition review (iPad)

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There's a danger in taking well-loved games and properties, updating them and putting them on platforms they weren't originally intended for. The iTunes App Store is strewn with retro titles or homages that fail to capture the excitement of the originals... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Mr. Eyes review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Mr. Eyes review (Android)

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The app space has given itself over to the whacky, weird, but often very funny games. There's plenty of opportunity for developers to come up with the downright absurd and still be entertaining.That’s the box we'd put today's app into. It's bizarre,... >>

The Dark Knight Rises iPad companion app pictures and hands-on

The Dark Knight Rises iPad companion app pictures and hands-on

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The Dark Knight Rises should by now be happily spinning in the Blu-ray players of Batman fans the world over. Fire up the disc and you might spot that there is a second screen option.This isn't anything hugely new for the world of Blu-ray, as we discovered... >>

SwiftKey Flow Beta goes live, we go hands-on

SwiftKey Flow Beta goes live, we go hands-on

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SwiftKey is our top choice when it comes to third-party Android keyboards. The latest instalment of the top-selling Android app is called SwiftKey Flow, and brings trace entry to the smart keyboard.The SwiftKey Flow Beta has just gone live for those 75,000... >>

APP OF THE DAY: KnightScape review (iPad and iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: KnightScape review (iPad and iPhone)

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Talk about pedigree, KnightScape is the app equivalent of a Grand National winner. The app has been put together by a new games studio co-founded by Laurent Ancessi of EA and Naughty Dog fame.Ancessi worked on the likes of Uncharted and Need for Speed... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Advent 2012: 25 Christmas Apps review (iPhone, iPad and Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Advent 2012: 25 Christmas Apps review (iPhone, iPad and Android)

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It's a short and sweet App of the Day today as we start to feel all Christmassy now that December is well and truly under way. We've even thought ahead this year, having already bought a Heston Blumenthal Christmas pudding with a whole candied orange... >>

The Dandy digital edition pictures and hands-on

The Dandy digital edition pictures and hands-on

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The Dandy is dead. Long live The Dandy. Although it has called an end to the print edition of the 75-year-old kids' comic, publisher DC Thompson has shown that it's willing to embrace the digital age. While The Dandy will no longer be found in newsagents... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Jet Set Radio review (iPhone and iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Jet Set Radio review (iPhone and iPad)

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The Dreamcast might have been a flop for Sega but it wasn't without its classics. Jet Set Radio was most definitely one of them. Falling into the more bizarre category of video games, it was about gangs of rollerblading graffiti artists who sped about... >>

APP OF THE DAY: ClayJam review (iOS and Android)

APP OF THE DAY: ClayJam review (iOS and Android)

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Utter the words stop motion animation and the likes of Morph and Wallace and Gromit should instantly spring to mind. The process has been gracing our television sets for years, but what about our mobile phones? Zynga's new app ClayJam looks unlike any... >>

APP OF THE DAY: YPlan - London review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: YPlan - London review (iOS)

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The smartphone really has become the hub of our social lives. Everything from Facebook conversations to photos are posted and shared on the device. But what about going out? There are a lot of apps out there that promise to keep you posted, but most overload... >>

APP OF THE DAY: VidTrim Pro review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: VidTrim Pro review (Android)

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Video editing was once something of a luxury on mobile devices, but there was less of a need for it because capture was low quality and you never really wanted to do much with it.Standards have changed. Not only will your smartphone offer you the quality... >>

APP OF THE DAY: CoPilot Live Premium review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: CoPilot Live Premium review (Android)

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Why, you might ask, would anyone pay for turn-by-turn directions on Android when Google Maps is so good. That's a pretty fair question, we have to say. Google has changed the world of satellite navigation with Google Maps. Now anyone with a phone has... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Clear review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Clear review (iOS)

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The iPhone has plenty of productivity apps but few are as simple, straightforward and easy to use as Clear. For us, it betters even the built-in Apple applications that come with the phone.Why exactly? Because this app keeps things so incredibly simple.... >>

APP OF THE DAY: UK Bus Times review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: UK Bus Times review (Android)

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We've mentioned bus apps before. Why, you might ask, are we so obsessed with them? Well, the answer, dear reader, is that buses are Satan's own work and we need all the help we can get to overpower their forces of evil.For example, there are certain bus... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Autodesk 123D Design review (iPad, Mac and PC)

APP OF THE DAY: Autodesk 123D Design review (iPad, Mac and PC)

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If 3D printing is all the rage at the moment, then our App of the Day today on Pocket-lint is one of the pieces of software that’s trying to make it something for the average consumer to enjoy as much as commercial folk. You might need to have a bit... >>

Here Maps by Nokia for Android pictures and hands-on

Here Maps by Nokia for Android pictures and hands-on

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The Android platform already has a successful mapping system in the form of Google Maps, so will Nokia's Here Maps service - announced as coming to Android in the first quarter of 2013 - have enough impact to disrupt current users' map preferences?Pocket-lint... >>

Here Maps by Nokia for Apple iOS pictures and hands-on

Here Maps by Nokia for Apple iOS pictures and hands-on

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When Nokia announced that its "Here" branded mapping would be making its way to Apple's iOS we got rather excited. Could it be that Nokia had swooped in from seemingly nowhere to fix the Cupertino giant's iOS 6 Apple Map woes?Sort of. Well, no, not really.... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Spider: The secret of Bryce Manor review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Spider: The secret of Bryce Manor review (iOS)

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Spider: The secret of Bryce Manor, gets back to basics. It reminds us what made apps so great in the first place, giving you a simple pick up and play game that you can enjoy for five minutes or for an hour.It is also free right now on the App Store,... >>

Hands-on: Virgin TV Anywhere app review (iOS)

Hands-on: Virgin TV Anywhere app review (iOS)

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Virgin Media has finally launched its second-screen companion application for its TiVo box service on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad as it looks to take its fight with Sky beyond the television screen and into the world of supportive apps.Virgin TV Anywhere... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Hotel Tonight review (iOS / Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Hotel Tonight review (iOS / Android)

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The idea behind Hotel Tonight is to get you a hotel room. Tonight. So the name of the app is pretty much bang-on.It's very much a short-order type thing. So rooms become available from about 12pm on the day you're looking to stay, and can - in theory... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Band of the Day review (iOS)

APP OF THE DAY: Band of the Day review (iOS)

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Today, App of the Day on Pocket-lint goes under a different name. Today it’s Band of the Day. Why? Well, because that’s the name of the app that we’re reviewing. Welcome one and all, to Band of the Day.Band of the Day Platform iOS Price Free Where... >>

APP OF THE DAY: HotUKDeals review (iOS and Android)

APP OF THE DAY: HotUKDeals review (iOS and Android)

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Cheap as chips, they’re lovely, get it while it’s hot. If these are the kinds of phrases that get your juices flowing, well, you’re probably a market trader. If, however, you love technology and you like to pay an excellent price for it, then today’s... >>