Mahjong Journey: Modernising The Mystical Allure Of Mahjong

Mahjong Journey: Modernising The Mystical Allure Of Mahjong

Does anyone here know how to play Mahjong? I’d heard of it, but if you asked me the rules of the game, or indeed any of the basic mechanics, I’d be at a loss. It conjures up images of oriental palaces and the like, ancient monks in wide-brimmed straw hats sitting meditatively around a board, while leaves fall delicately in the background. So I was mildly surprised to learn that it is still a wildly…

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FastWord: Not Your Daddy’s Scrabble

FastWord: Not Your Daddy’s Scrabble

I’ll freely admit I was a late bloomer when it came to Scrabble. In the pantheon of family Christmas games, classics such as Trivial Pursuit, Cluedo and Sorry! took precedence. When I was finally introduced to its delights, I found it to be engaging and entertaining, yet strangely lacking. Games were consistently over too quickly, there was never enough space on the board, and you were always, ALWAYS one letter shy of that epic, game-ending…

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ALIVE Video Editor: The Smoother Toucher-Upper

ALIVE Video Editor: The Smoother Toucher-Upper

Just so we’re straight, I have the chorus of Pearl Jam’s ’91 hit resounding through my skull as I write this. Hopefully, as you read, now you do too. And why not? It’s a great song (if a little creepy) and I’m sure we could find a link somewhere in the lyrics to this classy little app I’m about to tell you all about. Or maybe not. But anyway, here’s a pertinent question; how often…

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Green Box Heroes: Giving Greens A Fighting Chance

Green Box Heroes: Giving Greens A Fighting Chance

As a rule, kids don’t like eating healthy food. Carrots, asparagus, celery, cabbage; parents all over the world have a hard time getting kids to chow down on the nutritious stuff. As another rule, kids love comic books. Heroes, villains and shows of selfless strength are right up their street. If only there were some way to combine the two, engaging and informing kids through cool comic strip stories… well, if this sounds smart to…

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BigHappyInbox: Kick Start A New Way Of Communicating With Seniors

BigHappyInbox: Kick Start A New Way Of Communicating With Seniors

Going the route of crowdfunding (a recent addition to the Oxford Dictionary that Microsoft Word seemingly has yet to acknowledge) is a tough road to take. Over the last couple of years, the amount of projects across every medium you can think of has blown up. They’re everywhere. As well as the top two American sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo, most countries seemingly have their own specific fund raising platforms for their individual currencies. While films…

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Perfect Piano: How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

Perfect Piano: How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

It’s a sad fact of musicians’ lives that pianos are huge. And I’m not just talking about the grand variation. Even if you want to lug a keyboard around with you, it’s still a Herculean task to take it anywhere further than half a mile. Plus, you need a stand, ‘cos you can’t play the thing on the ground. Guitars, no hassle, throw ‘em over your back. Saxophone, no problem, don’t even bother with a…

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The Virtual Future Meets Sweet Nostalgia With iGames

The Virtual Future Meets Sweet Nostalgia With iGames

Who remembers ‘Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon’ for N64? Not many, I’d wager. Playing as a team of ninjas trekking across feudal Japan to do battle with giant robots, this 1997 gem had it all; great graphics, an awesome soundtrack and a developed sense of humour. ‘Goemon’ is, in my humble opinion, one of the most underrated games to ever be released on Nintendo’s glorious console. That really is saying something if you consider the golden…

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Walk Band: A Pocketsized Band At Your Beck And Call

Walk Band: A Pocketsized Band At Your Beck And Call

Composing and recording music used to involve huge amounts of effort. Not mental composing and recording of course, that just takes a thorough, masterful knowledge of music theory and application (is there much to learn?) but the actual physical task of composing and recording used to involve countless wires and huge, cavernous midi boxes full of precious digital storage. In our modern world, as with many other previously painstaking procedures, clever folks are working on…

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Calendate.it Offers A Little Less Facebook With A Lot More Face To Face

Calendate.it Offers A Little Less Facebook With A Lot More Face To Face

Weekly rant time: how frustrating is it when you are in the middle of something – anything – and you get a text from a friend to catch up?! You can’t quite justify downing tools and heading off, or trying to re-organise your day to fit this in. But…you do actually want to see them! I’m not advocating for planning your day to the minute (honestly, who can be bothere – or wants! – to do that)….

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The Kids Ain’t Misbehavin’ with Monsters Behave!

The Kids Ain’t Misbehavin’ with Monsters Behave!

Bringing a sense of fun to learning language is a tall order. Only the best teachers ever manage it in school, and even they require the students to engage in something, anything in the first place, before they can start inspiring. One of the upsides of the digital age we live in is that people are starting to find new ways to communicate with kids and bring a sense of involvement to their education. Throwing…

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Newsmeter: Who Knew New News Could Be So Simple?

Newsmeter: Who Knew New News Could Be So Simple?

‘She decided to surprise him – but know one expected THIS reaction!’ is the kind of tiresome headline that seems to perpetuate the Internet these days. The plague of Facebook feeds for months now, these desperate, sad attempts have been transparent from day one, yet nothing seems to slow their advance. Of course, they don’t constitute news per se, but they are presented as such. Real, noteworthy news gets lost in the flood of nonsense,…

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Kids-Zone Allows kids to Watch their Favorite Cartoon Movies and Animation Scenes – Review

Kids-Zone Allows kids to Watch their Favorite Cartoon Movies and Animation Scenes – Review

When a child wants to watch something online, on a television set, or even on an app, you can be certain he or she will have quickly established a preference for a certain film, cartoon, program or show. It’s the same the world over; we ask our children if they would like to watch Harry the Hedgehog and they will soon begin finding any way necessary to tune into The Undersea Adventures of Alice. It…

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SMTA Offers Fantastic Interactive Short Film Experience On Your iPhone

SMTA Offers Fantastic Interactive Short Film Experience On Your iPhone

Ever since watching Jerry Maguire, whenever I ask someone to to show me something singular, I bellow it, Cuba Gooding Jr.-style.  This may cause a bit of a scene when I order my morning coffee at Starbucks (“SHOW ME THE CAPPUCCINO!”), nonetheless, I’ve enjoyed commanding my iPhone to Show Me The Animation every time that I want to view one of the app’s excellent short films. Ever since watching Jerry Maguire, whenever I ask someone…

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Can Playing Online Casino Apps Help You In The Real Thing?

Can Playing Online Casino Apps Help You In The Real Thing?

Despite achieving a hole-in-one on Golf Star, I’ve never actually been below par when I hit the greens with my friends. I may be the captain of my virtual team on New Star Soccer but I’m usually last to be picked for a game of 5-aside. And although I’ve never actually catapulted a bird towards a pig in real life, I’m pretty sure that my extensive playing of the most popular gaming app of all…

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Where’s Popping Right Now? Find out with this Innovative New Social App

Where’s Popping Right Now? Find out with this Innovative New Social App

It’s an all-too-familiar dilemma: you’ve just found out you’ve got the next day off work, or you have arranged to spend the night entertaining a special someone, and you need to find something fun to do, pronto.  The answer?  Turn to the internet.  Admittedly, ItsPoppingHere is not the first app on the market designed to provide its users with information and recommendations on restaurants, pubs, clubs, parties and other events in your vicinity. However, with…

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Fresh Deck Poker is the Fun and Free Poker App that you’ve been waiting for

Fresh Deck Poker is the Fun and Free Poker App that you’ve been waiting for

Although the Texas Hold’em furore of the mid-2000s might have subsided somewhat, the game is still very much alive and well. Admittedly, the app market is awash with serious incarnations of poker that do little to garner appeal among game-hungry players. However, there are free-to-play versions that prioritise having fun and being just a little bit silly. Fresh Deck Poker gives you precisely that experience, but also connects you with your friends via Facebook, Android,…

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Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace HD GamePlay

Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace HD GamePlay

If you’re a true Star Wars fan then you would have no doubt be aware of the iOS game Star War Journeys: The Phantom Menace. Sharpen your Jedi mastery and test your ability. The app contains some amazing graphics and it’s truly a one of a kind. “Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace is the first release of an episodic series of apps set in the world of the legendary saga”. Even though it’s a…

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VidOn Player – Free HD Movie and Streaming Media Player: Review

VidOn Player – Free HD Movie and Streaming Media Player: Review

I had been looking for an app to download onto my iPhone that will play videos and help me watch my favourite television programs, YouTube videos and short films all very easily. For me, VidOn Player pressed all the right buttons. I found the player supported most multimedia files, certainly the ones I use a lot on YouTube and Vimeo, for example. It also supports universal peer to peer devices and network streaming protocols, so…

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