Reviews & hands-on

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    App of the day: Flight Finder review (iPhone)

    By 19 July 2013

    Until someone invents teleportation, or Elon Musk works out how to build those fancy pneumatic tubes he's decided will be the future of global travel, we're stuck using planes. Although it's not really aircraft that are the problem, it's airports. These...

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    App of the day: Truecaller review (Android)

    By 28 June 2013

    Have you seen that show on BBC Three called The Call Centre? In it, you learn about the goings on and practices behind those calls to help you get more insulation or to help you reclaim thousands in PPI. It's a great show, and well worth watching, because...

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    App of the day: Paperland Pro review (Android)

    By 13 June 2013

    Paperland isn't strictly speaking an app. What it is in reality is a live wallpaper, but that sort of undersells it a bit and the value it has. So for the sake of this, we'll call it an "App of the day". What Paperland is though, is something that seems...

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    App of the day: Google Keyboard review (Android)

    By 6 June 2013

    It's not an exaggeration to say there are a multitude of Android keyboards out there. From Go Keyboard, to Swiftkey and Swype your choices are almost unlimited. But it used to be the case that if you wanted the Google "official" or stock keyboard, you'd...

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    App of the day: review (Android)

    By 30 May 2013

    Android gets email right, as long as you're loyal to Gmail. You will have a frustrating time if you're a Hotmail or Yahoo user, and want to enjoy the same rich experience as you'd get within Google's own apps. And that's not much of a surprise. And with...

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    App of the day: Vybe review (Android)

    By 9 May 2013

    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...

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    App of the day: VLC review (Android)

    By 26 April 2013

    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...

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

    By 28 March 2013

    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...