App of the day archive

  • App of the day: SkyDrive review (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)
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    App of the day: SkyDrive review (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)

    By 3 April 2013

    Microsoft's SkyDrive, a potential Dropbox beater, has now made its way on to iOS. The app is compatible with both iPhone and iPad and offers many different ways to back up and view various forms of media. Until now, Apple has prevented Microsoft from...

  • App of the day: Sprint Driver review (iPhone)
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    App of the day: Sprint Driver review (iPhone)

    By 2 April 2013

    Take one bike, the open road and a bunch of hazardous trucks, lane-swerving police cars and, er, trails of collectable coins, pop it onto a gyro-controlled Apple device and - boom - we have Sprint Driver. The tilt-to-control mechanism game is not so much...

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

  • App of the day: The Croods review (iPhone and Android)
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    App of the day: The Croods review (iPhone and Android)

    By 27 March 2013

    Rovio, the studio behind the much-loved Angry Birds, has now applied a bit of its magic touch to a movie tie-in app. The Croods app, which launched alongside the Dreamworks-produced animation, is rather good.  As you would expect from a Rovio title,...

  • App of the day: Puzzle Retreat review (iPhone)
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    App of the day: Puzzle Retreat review (iPhone)

    By 26 March 2013

    Puzzle Retreat may not have the most imaginative name in the world, but its variety of puzzles are brain-taxingly imaginative right from the off. If order and deductive logic are your thing, or you just want to train those brain cells and frustrate your...

  • App of the day: Google Keep review (Android)
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    App of the day: Google Keep review (Android)

    By 22 March 2013

    There's been a lot of grumbling since Google shut down Rader very recently. People are frustrated that the firm is ignoring their needs, and pulling the plug on popular services because it can't make enough money from them, or simply loses interest in...

  • App of the Day: Sonic Dash review (iPhone, iPad)
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    App of the Day: Sonic Dash review (iPhone, iPad)

    By 20 March 2013

    Sonic the Hedgehog seems to be as youthful today as he was when we first played Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Megadrive all those years ago, but is his latest adventure worth the bother? We got playing Sonic Dash to find out Sonic Dash Format iPhone...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Tic Stac Toe review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Tic Stac Toe review (iPhone)

    By 19 March 2013

    Some games are undeniable classics. Noughts and Crosses, Tic-Tac-Toe, Connect 4, Four in a Line - whatever you happen to call the line-em-up game - there's a smart little app called Tic Stac Toe which adds a third dimension to the game. As if a flat,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: F1 2013 Timing App CP review (iPad)
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    APP OF THE DAY: F1 2013 Timing App CP review (iPad)

    By 15 March 2013

    The new Formula One season is upon us. Vettel and his pals have lined up, ready to blast their racing cars around the world for another year. For fans, there is nothing better, but to an outsider, the sport can seem like aimless hours of noisy cars doing...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Napster review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Napster review (Android)

    By 14 March 2013

    We've given Napster our coveted App of the Day award before, but not in its Android version, and not since it was all change at the firm, and it merged into Rhapsody by its owner, US tech giant Best Buy. It's worth noting too, that since the switch to...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Pope Election 2013 review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Pope Election 2013 review (iPhone)

    By 13 March 2013

    We get that this isn't necessarily for everyone, but if you are a bit of a Pope fan, then this app could prove invaluable. It acts like a one-stop shop for all news, images and general gossip about the 2013 papal election. It is also laid out really well,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Kings Can Fly review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Kings Can Fly review (iPhone)

    By 12 March 2013

    Puzzle games float our boat or, as is more the case with Kings Can Fly, fly our red-ballooned airships. Ahem. Firedroid Games's three-dimensional puzzler is not only rather glorious to look at,  but it will also get those brain cogs gloriously turning...

  • APP OF THE DAY: AppHero review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: AppHero review (iPhone)

    By 8 March 2013

    With more than 775,000 apps now available on the iTunes App Store, it can be a challenge to weed out the best ones. While we at Pocket-lint want to provide a regular selection of app suggestions to keep you going, it turns out there's even an app for...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Autotrader review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Autotrader review (Android)

    By 7 March 2013

    There are two uses for Autotrader's Android app; The first is to find a new car to buy and this is both useful and worthy. The second is for looking at pictures of cars that you'll never in a month of Sundays be able to afford. This is pointless, and...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Raiden Legacy review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Raiden Legacy review (iPhone)

    By 5 March 2013

    If you're a fan of Nineties arcade action shoot 'em ups that were so tear-jerkingly difficult they'd make you spill as much profanity from the lips as bullets sprayed from the on-screen fighter, then Raiden Legacy poses incredibly good value for money....

  • APP OF THE DAY: Pure Connect review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Pure Connect review (Android)

    By 1 March 2013

    There are lots of apps that stream music, plenty that let you listen to internet radio stations and many, many programmes that let you play music from your Android phone. Pure Connect, on the other hand, is one that lets you do everything in one app....

  • APP OF THE DAY: Real Racing 3 review (iPhone and Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Real Racing 3 review (iPhone and Android)

    By 28 February 2013

    Real Racing 3 represents a significant leap in the world of smartphone gaming. Some apps, such as Horn and Modern Combat, all manage near console-like graphics but under closer scrutiny, give themselves away. Real Racing 3 is closer to an Xbox 360 game...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Artfinder review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Artfinder review (iPhone)

    By 27 February 2013

    Normally we wouldn't really consider an app like Artfinder for App of the Day, simply because it involves so much shopping. Artfinder gets itself a free pass simply because it is so well designed and offers such a great way to discover and learn about...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Solarian Tactics review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Solarian Tactics review (iPhone)

    By 26 February 2013

    Turn-based role playing games aren't particularly commonplace on mobile devices - at least there haven't been that many releases in the genre of late. If you're after a move-by-move title to play on the go then Solarian Tactics's quirky mix of bobble-headed...

  • APP OF THE DAY: 4 Pics 1 Word review (Android/iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: 4 Pics 1 Word review (Android/iPhone)

    By 25 February 2013

    Some mobile games are just going to go viral and today's App of the Day is typical of those games that are eminently playable. It fuses together an incredibly simple game concept, that's easy for anyone to play, as well as a social element when you can't...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Wifi Analyzer review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Wifi Analyzer review (Android)

    By 21 February 2013

    When you're dealing with computers, or any sort of networking, one of the things you have to be able to do to solve a problem, is logically eliminate one possibility after the next. This is standard, so if a setting is making your game crash, you cange...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Asphalt 7: Heat review (iOS and Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Asphalt 7: Heat review (iOS and Android)

    By 20 February 2013

    The smartphone and tablet really do now rival the home console for graphical prowess. Just recently we had a play with Real Racing 3, which wowed us with its looks and game quality. It is currently only available in certain International iTunes stores...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Battery Widget Reborn review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Battery Widget Reborn review (Android)

    By 18 February 2013

    Battery life is one of the biggest issues facing modern smartphones. Our thirst for more power, bigger displays, slimmer designs and a constant connection means that batteries have to work harder than ever. While there are lots of ways to save power,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Lux review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Lux review (Android)

    By 15 February 2013

    You know your phone has that auto brightness setting? Well, what's the betting you're not happy with it, and most of the time your phone is too bright indoors and too dark outdoors? The idea of Lux is to stop that silliness and give you a proper level...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Candy Crush Saga review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Candy Crush Saga review (iPhone)

    By 12 February 2013

    There is an abundance of what we'll call "line 'em up" games - where the goal is to line up at least trio of same-coloured shapes to blast them away and make room for the next set - but none more engaging and, at times, infuriating than King.com's Candy...