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    Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set review

    By 17 December 2013

    "Get off that iPad" - a phrase that probably any parent who has kids will find themselves shouting more than once a day, especially over the school holidays. But it's Christmas, a time for gifting, so here's an excuse to keep them out of the digital domain:...

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    Uber: The new taxi service hoping to change getting a cab in London

    By 3 December 2013

    With the Christmas party season now in full force, getting home after a couple of drinks is probably something you're putting a lot of thought in to. Ask most London partygoers and they'll be able to give you an operational matrix of possibilities based...

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    Xbox One SmartGlass explored: Smartphone console control

    By 21 November 2013

    SmartGlass is the Xbox's companion app, linking up with your console and bringing some of the experience to your smartphone or tablet. SmartGlass was first announced at E3 2012 and made its debut on the Xbox 360. SmartGlass for Xbox One is a separate...

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    Hands-on: BBM for iPhone review

    By 21 October 2013

    BBM for iPhone and Android is now out and we've already managed to have a play with both apps after persuading BlackBerry to push us to the front of the queue to get access. The new iPhone app, available for download from today after a somewhat awkward...

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    Swiftkey 4.3 Layouts for Living beta hands-on: Fighting the phablet finger problem

    By 17 October 2013

    SwiftKey is one of the most popular apps around, delivering a clever keyboard for your Android device that will predict your next word, giving you nice fast entry speeds, cloud back-up for your language profile, and a lot more. We've seen SwiftKey bundling...

  • Apps 4 out of 5

    Asphalt 8: Airborne review

    By 11 September 2013

    Racing onto smartphones and tablets is Asphalt 8: Airborne, the latest chapter in the popular racing series from Gameloft. As anyone familiar with Asphalt would expect, this latest iteration is adrenalin-filled, nitro-fuelled, racing that sees you hitting...

  • Apps 5 out of 5

    Sprinkle Islands review

    By 29 August 2013

    Did you ever play Sprinkle? It's the game where you use a water cannon mounted on a crane to adjust its height and angle to fight fires, move obstacles, spin wheels and do a host of different things to solve puzzles throughout increasingly difficult levels....

  • Apps 5 out of 5

    Plants vs Zombies 2 review

    By 15 August 2013

    Plants vs Zombies is one of the most popular gaming apps ever released. And for good reason: it's so good that you'll want to eat your own brain. Popcap, the title's developer, has been gobbled up by publishing giant EA since the original game's app-format...

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    App of the day: BT Sport review (Android)

    By 5 August 2013

    Sport is very much the modern battlefield, both on the field of play and when it comes to selling you entertainment, with exclusive rights, packages and everything else, on offer. The newest kid on the block, looking to shake things up and rival the likes...

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    App of the day: Compulsive review (iPhone)

    By 30 July 2013

    Sometimes simple is best and Compulsive - the colour-matching puzzle game that's against the clock - is as stripped-back as they come. Few ingredients make for the perfect taste though and even the game's title rings true in a self-declaration of truth:...

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    App of the day: Expedia review (Android)

    By 29 July 2013

    The internet now offers an abundance of choices when it comes to making travel plans. There are websites for just about every everything, from online agents, to individual travel companies, to all the services you might want on your travels and more....

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    App of the day: Blinkbox review (Android)

    By 17 July 2013

    When it comes to watching TV or movies on your tablet, you're not short of choices these days. There are the big players, like Netflix, offering a subscription-based system. Then you've got Lovefilm (on some platforms), as well as a range of catch-up...

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    App of the day: City Cat review (iPhone)

    By 15 July 2013

    The never-ending dash through New York, Paris and Moscow that is City Cat feels like an explosion of Sonic the Hedgehog meets Nyan Cat in a parallel Jetpack Joyride world. Colourful, engaging and tricky to stay in play during the later stages, City Cat...

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    App of the day: Tiny Thief review (Android)

    By 12 July 2013

    If you were one of those Daily Mail sorts, you'd have a fit about the current "morality" of both gaming and TV. On TV, for example, you've got serial killers as heroes, motorcycle outlaws as role models and drug dealers as father figures. Now, in its...

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    App of the day: Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2013 (iOS / Android / Blackberry)

    By 11 July 2013

    Heading to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the Yahoo! Wireless Festival this coming weekend? Then don't leave home without the official festival app, complete with listings, a planner, map, news, social media integration and even push notifications which,...