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  • App of the day: Fill More! review (iPhone)
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    App of the day: Fill More! review (iPhone)

    By 6 August 2013

    If you've played the classic game Filler then Fill More! will be familiar territory. This modern-day mobile device adaptation is based loosely around a command and conquer theme that feels like playing a digital board game. Fill More! is a strategic turn-based...

  • App of the day: BT Sport review (Android)
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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...

  • App of the day: Compulsive review (iPhone)
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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:...

  • App of the day: Expedia review (Android)
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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....

  • App of the day: Sewer Wars review (iPhone)
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    App of the day: Sewer Wars review (iPhone)

    By 23 July 2013

    Sewer Wars - and we're talking about the underground pipes, not needle and thread - is a side-scrolling platform game that's all about fast reactions and staying afloat for as long as you can. Despite the game sounding suggestive of those kinds of things...

  • App of the day: Flight Finder review (iPhone)
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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...

  • App of the day: Blinkbox review (Android)
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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...

  • App of the day: City Cat review (iPhone)
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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...

  • App of the day: Tiny Thief review (Android)
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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...

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

  • App of the day: Mushroom Wars Mini review (iPhone)
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    App of the day: Mushroom Wars Mini review (iPhone)

    By 9 July 2013

    Furious fungi battle it out in Mushroom Wars Mini on a miniature scale that's mighty difficult to master. If strategy games are your thing then Mushroom Wars on the iPhone - or the iPad if you want it a little less mini - is a well thought out attack...

  • App of the day: Skype 4.0 review (Android)
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    App of the day: Skype 4.0 review (Android)

    By 8 July 2013

    Some services are so heavily weaved into your work or social life that it's difficult to see a way around them. They become part of a binding system, the fabric that keeps your network together, be that friends or colleagues, for work or play. Skype is...

  • App of the day: Pet Rescue Saga review (iPhone)
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    App of the day: Pet Rescue Saga review (iPhone)

    By 2 July 2013

    Pet Rescue Saga, the latest tile from King - makers of app heavyweight Candy Crush Saga - has landed to eat into your every minute. It's a good-looking and well-made puzzle game that's taxing and rewarding in equal measure. Pet Rescue Saga Format iOS...

  • App of the day: Feedly review (Android)
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    App of the day: Feedly review (Android)

    By 1 July 2013

    Google Reader is dead. If Google Reader is a mystery to you, then so too will be today's app, so feel free to read another app review. If, however, the passing of Reader has left a void in your life, then Feedly might be the app (or service) to replace...

  • App of the day: Truecaller review (Android)
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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...

  • App of the day: Where's my Mickey? review (Android/iPhone)
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    App of the day: Where's my Mickey? review (Android/iPhone)

    By 25 June 2013

    There are some characters that are heavily woven into the history of popular entertainment. They a have a status that to some is sacrosanct, but to others, might be too much of a throwback. Mickey Mouse, you could say, sits in such a position. He's the...

  • App of the day: Roundhouse review (iPhone)
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    App of the day: Roundhouse review (iPhone)

    By 24 June 2013

    Roundhouse is a two-dimensional beat-'em-up game reminiscent of the glory days of gaming: think of a flatter, zanier version Streets of Rage for the iPhone and you'll have some idea what to expect from this kickin' app. Roundhouse Format iOS Price $0.99...

  • App of the day: Classic Winnie the Pooh review (iPhone and iPad)
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    App of the day: Classic Winnie the Pooh review (iPhone and iPad)

    By 19 June 2013

    Winnie the Pooh for many is the iconic childhood read. A. A. Milne's beautiful stories remain, even to this day, perfect reading material for your kids. With this iPad and iPhone app, the world of Winnie the Pooh has been brought to life. Animated versions...

  • App of the day: Sparkle 2 review (iPhone)
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    App of the day: Sparkle 2 review (iPhone)

    By 18 June 2013

    We see all kinds of apps here on Pocket-lint and sometimes there are real gems among the pack. Sparkle 2 - as its title almost seems confidently to declare - really does shine. It's an action puzzle game that requires quick wits and it's kept us engaged...

  • App of the day: Barclays Mobile Banking review (Android)
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    App of the day: Barclays Mobile Banking review (Android)

    By 17 June 2013

    It makes the world go round but you can't buy love with it. It walks, it talks, it's the root of all evil, but all we want is dirty cash. The country has none, but fortunately banks do, and some of that filthy lucre goes into app development. Mother always...

  • App of the day: Paperland Pro review (Android)
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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...

  • App of the day: BBC Weather review (iPhone)
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    App of the day: BBC Weather review (iPhone)

    By 12 June 2013

    You fall into one of two camps when it comes to weather. Either you hang on to the weatherman's every word, or you think he's making it up as he goes along. We fall into the latter camp, weather forecasting feels like a dark art to us, and we're sure...

  • App of the day: What's the saying? 1Pic-1Phrase review (Android)
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    App of the day: What's the saying? 1Pic-1Phrase review (Android)

    By 10 June 2013

    Say what you see. It's almost impossible to read without hearing the soft Irish accent of Roy Walker, evoking memories of evenings spent watching Catchphrase. There's no shortage of apps that bring you some sort of "say what you see" gameplay, there's...

  • App of the day: Google Keyboard review (Android)
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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...

  • App of the day: Outlook.com review (Android)
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    App of the day: Outlook.com 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...