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

    By 28 May 2013

    Think modern-day Tetris with a twist and you'll have some idea of the captivating, addictive and downright tricky game that is Rotolla. Don't move your eyes away from the screen for even a second - this is one of those games that will hook you in and...

  • App of the day: Plane Finder 3D review (iPhone and Android)
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    App of the day: Plane Finder 3D review (iPhone and Android)

    By 23 May 2013

    To look up in the sky at any given moment you might not realise quite how much is going on up there. We see planes from time to time, but it's easy to forget that for every one you can see there are probably several you can't. So that's where Plane Finder...

  • App of the day: Crazy Jump review (Android)
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    App of the day: Crazy Jump review (Android)

    By 22 May 2013

    Some apps boast incredible graphics, or console quality gameplay, but others go back to basics, strip things back and deliver a simple gameplay experience that you just can't get enough of. In the case of Crazy Jump, things err on the side of simple....

  • App of the day: Boom! review (iPhone)
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    App of the day: Boom! review (iPhone)

    By 21 May 2013

    Boom! - despite its rather innocuous name - is a platformer-cum-racer game that's provided us with some of the best app gaming fun we've had in recent months. Or even years. There's almost an element of Sonic The Hedgehog in this side-scrolling loop-da-loop...

  • App of the day: Photo Editor by Aviary review (Android)
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    App of the day: Photo Editor by Aviary review (Android)

    By 20 May 2013

    With each smartphone launch, more attention is lavished on the camera. More lens elements, better sensor, more features and functions. There's no shortage of apps to help improve your photos once you've taken them either and we've looked at plenty here...

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

    By 16 May 2013

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

    By 14 May 2013

    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)
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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...

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

    By 8 May 2013

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

    By 7 May 2013

    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)
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    App of the day: Traktor DJ review (iPhone)

    By 3 May 2013

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

    By 1 May 2013

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

    By 30 April 2013

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

    By 29 April 2013

    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...

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

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

    By 24 April 2013

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

    By 23 April 2013

    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....

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

    By 22 April 2013

    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...

  • App of the day: The Jump: Escape The City review (iPhone)
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    App of the day: The Jump: Escape The City review (iPhone)

    By 16 April 2013

    Reactions at the ready: The Jump is one of those fast-paced titles where, under the guise of escaping the city in a hovercar, you'll need to use those thumbs to quickly dive left and right between lanes to avoid debris, flames and jump gaps in the road...

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

    By 12 April 2013

    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...

  • Cinemagram for Android launches to satisfy your GIF desires
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    Cinemagram for Android launches to satisfy your GIF desires

    By 12 April 2013

    Once exclusive to iOS, the GIF-infused Cinemagram app has launched on Android as well, giving users a new place to share their favorite videos in GIF form.  Last autumn, Cinemagram was boasting 100,000 new users a day, and we suspect that number is quickly...

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

    By 11 April 2013

    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)
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    App of the day: Badland review (iPhone)

    By 10 April 2013

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

    By 8 April 2013

    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...

  • App of the day: YouTube RT review (Windows 8)
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    App of the day: YouTube RT review (Windows 8)

    By 4 April 2013

    Windows 8 is a solid enough operating system. It is hated by some because it's a radical visual departure, but the ideas behind it are solid enough. New users, and those who want an uncomplicated experience can have a good time, thanks to the full-screen...