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  • APP OF THE DAY: Shift It review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Shift It review (Android)

    By 11 February 2013

    If you're looking to fill a little corner of your day playing with your phone, then turning to a puzzle game is probably a safe bet. There are plenty to choose from and it's often the simplest of games that draw you in. Today we're looking at something...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Wind-up Knight review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Wind-up Knight review (Android)

    By 8 February 2013

    There's only a couple of controls, you think. How hard can it be, you question. The answer is, very hard indeed, so forget about the apparent simplicity of Wind-up Knight, because it's all superficial - this is the hardest game of all time. Okay, it isn't,...

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

    By 6 February 2013

    Since Space Invaders the whole space-based shoot 'em up game category has had some corkin' titles out. Oh, wait a minute that was the 80s and 90s wasn't it? Wingbreaker takes the classic top-down shooter concept and brings it bang up to date with glorious...

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

    By 5 February 2013

    A game about sorting - surely that can't be any more fun than filing papers, long division or watching paint dry? Well, it is. Sortee, which is somewhat like a virtual version of Hasbro's "Bop It" minus the rhythm, is all about fast reaction times and...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Carbon for Twitter review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Carbon for Twitter review (Android)

    By 4 February 2013

    Twitter doesn’t seem to be a passing fad. We get the distinct feeling that it’s going to be around for some time, with engagement in Twitter forming something of a backdrop to modern life. There’s wide array of apps out there to make that experience...

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

    By 1 February 2013

    DLNA is something of a mixed bag, built from a great idea it was the implementation of it in the early days that put many off. It was designed as a standardised way of moving media around your home, from Blu-ray player to phone, or PVR to TV. In practice,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: GroupMe review (Android, iOS, BB and Windows Phone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: GroupMe review (Android, iOS, BB and Windows Phone)

    By 31 January 2013

    Communication, communication. If there were a programme about the most successful mobile phone apps hosted by Kirsty and Phil on Channel 4, that would probably be what it was called. It’s the What’s Apps of this world, the Skypes and the BBMs that...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Table Top Racing review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Table Top Racing review (iPhone)

    By 31 January 2013

    Mario Kart meets Micro Machines is definitely one way to describe Table Top Racing, a brand new iPhone and iPad title from Playrise Digital - the same team that brought us WipEout. Those are some big-name titles to be throwing around as comparison points,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Ghostbusters review (iOS)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Ghostbusters review (iOS)

    By 29 January 2013

    Ghostbusters is the latest in a series of decent free to play apps. First there was The Simpsons: Tapped Out, then Jurassic Park Builder and now this.  The game tasks you with keeping the Ghostbusters business ticking over. You need to go out, capture...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Super Hexagon review (Android/iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Super Hexagon review (Android/iPhone)

    By 28 January 2013

    If mobile gaming has done one thing for us, it's to introduce a new level of addiction. With your phone always in your pocket, you can, at a moment's notice, slip it out and indulge in some whimsical pastime. Many times we've said that simplicity of concept...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Rise of the Blobs review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Rise of the Blobs review (Android)

    By 25 January 2013

    Rise of the Blobs is a little bit like Fruit Ninja meets Tetris. The story is a little confusing, in that somehow some blobs have arrived on earth and are threatening to kill us all us unless we cover them in fruit and make them explode. Rise of the Blobs...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Noble Nutlings review (iOS)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Noble Nutlings review (iOS)

    By 24 January 2013

    Noble Nutlings is the game Bad Piggies should have been. Put together by former Rovio employees, it's as addictive as you would expect but goes beyond the more staid and slow gameplay of a typical Rovio game. Noble Nutlings is what happens when the gloves...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Krop Circle review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Krop Circle review (iPhone)

    By 22 January 2013

    There are umpteen photography apps out there, but Krop Circle carves its way through the masses with great design and by being ultra-easy to use. It's a simple concept: open the app for a circular crop overlay, then snap away and shots will have a circular...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Vilynx review (Android, iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Vilynx review (Android, iPhone)

    By 21 January 2013

    Cloud storage, video, sharing: it's the way of the modern smartphone. It's also a minefield of hows and wheres, mixed with a lot of dead ends. Organising yourself, separating your video from everything else, storing everything in the cloud and sharing...

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

    By 18 January 2013

    Phones are all well and good, but odds are, you've occasionally been sitting at your desk thinking: "I need to send a text message, but I really can't be bothered to type on that daft touchscreen when I'm sitting in front of a proper keyboard." What you...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Temple Run 2 review (iOS)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Temple Run 2 review (iOS)

    By 17 January 2013

    Everyone loves a sequel - well, Hollywood, the game industry and all their test audiences and money men do, anyway. So, perhaps it should be of little surprise that today’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint is another in a wave of hit app second comings....

  • APP OF THE DAY: I Hate Zombies review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: I Hate Zombies review (iPhone)

    By 16 January 2013

    Zombies are everywhere at the moment. You can't go five minutes without coming across the undead in some shape or form. Thankfully, for the most part these zombies are good. In the case of I Hate Zombies on the iPhone, very good indeed. Looking worryingly...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Pudding Monsters review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Pudding Monsters review (iPhone)

    By 15 January 2013

    Everyone loves dessert, or pudding as we like to generalise in good ol' Blighty. And Monsters are fun too, aren't they? Pudding Monsters - made by Zeptolabs, the creators of the acclaimed Cut The Rope app - pretty much had us sold on its wacky title and...

  • APP OF THE DAY: UK Snow Map (#uksnow) review (iPhone/iPod touch)
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    APP OF THE DAY: UK Snow Map (#uksnow) review (iPhone/iPod touch)

    By 14 January 2013

    The UK is obsessed with snow. It's something we rarely have, but when it arrives, it certainly stirs things up. It only seems to take a flutter for schools to close, trains to stop running and people to start panic buying tins of corned beef. Since 2009,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: The Spurs Web review (iPad and iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: The Spurs Web review (iPad and iPhone)

    By 10 January 2013

    It’s the January Transfer Window and all those who love football have their eyes glued to the wires to see if they’ve just picked up the latest wunderkind or a belated Christmas pudding. If that sounds like you (not the pudding) and you happen to...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Super Mega Worm vs Santa 2 review (iOS and Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Super Mega Worm vs Santa 2 review (iOS and Android)

    By 9 January 2013

    Super Mega Worm was a bit of a cult app. Loved by many for its clever retro style and addictive gameplay, it has spawned a sequel: Super Mega Worm vs Santa 2. Don't let the silly name fool you, it's deliberate. This is a game all about fun and executes...

  • APP OF THE DAY: The Walking Dead: Assault review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: The Walking Dead: Assault review (iPhone)

    By 8 January 2013

    Everything that The Walking Dead touches seems to turn to gold. Well, or everthing bitten turns into, y'know, the undead. Skybound and Gamagio's latest iOS title, The Walking Dead: Assault, is a three-dimensional shoot 'em up meets slash 'em up, wrapped...

  • APP OF THE DAY: TouchPal keyboard review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: TouchPal keyboard review (Android)

    By 4 January 2013

    Android keyboard are, honestly, a mess. The one you get with your phone will probably be one customised by the company that built your phone, or it might be one bought in because the hardware company lacked the expertise to do a good job itself. Most...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Jetpack Joyride review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Jetpack Joyride review (iPhone)

    By 2 January 2013

    There are only so many app-based games that have the makings of a modern classic. Released at the tail-end of 2011, Jetpack Joyride is one such title. We're a little bit late in singing Jetpack Joyride's praises, but if it's not a title you've heard of...

  • APP OF THE DAY: TrainingPeaks GPS CycleTracker Pro review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: TrainingPeaks GPS CycleTracker Pro review (iPhone)

    By 1 January 2013

    January. The post-Christmas haze is wearing off, and you're convincing yourself that, despite the wintry cold, it's time to get outside and burn off some of those potato-induced calories. Then go get a bike, download CycleTracker Pro - a GPS tracker for...