Three Industry Leading Apps By Australian Developers

Three Industry Leading Apps By Australian Developers

Australia isn’t a place you’d immediately associate with app innovation, but the lads down under have a firm grasp of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to smartphones. It has a population of just under 24 million, which is a big big market to play with. Even if they call slot machines ‘pokies’ (they really do; online pokies australia is also a big money spinner for them) and drink tiny bottles of beer,…

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Bloons TD 5: A Towering Triumph Of Strategy

Bloons TD 5: A Towering Triumph Of Strategy

For those not in the know, a sub-genre currently dominating the mobile gaming market at the moment is Tower Defense. The gameplay consists of real time strategy, where the goal is to stop enemies reaching a certain point on the map. The essential mechanics of the game are found in the placement and positioning of the player’s personal towers. As a genre, Tower Defense goes way back to 1990 with Atari’s prototypical Rampart, while fans…

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Aquapolis: That’s Greek For Water City And It’s Pretty Damn Apt

Aquapolis: That’s Greek For Water City And It’s Pretty Damn Apt

My first introduction to the city building/farming genre, which at that point couldn’t even be called a genre, was the enchanting ‘Harvest Moon’ title for N64. I’d spend hours building up my farm, tending to the animals and growing crops. Life was peaceful on my farm. Perhaps a little too peaceful. And therein lies the problem with the farming genre. Nothing much happens. Sure, if you like to take it easy and use the games…

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Heed The Call To Adventure With New 7 Wonders Of The World

Heed The Call To Adventure With New 7 Wonders Of The World

Apparently, the Seven Wonders of the World have not always remained consistent. There’s the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which typically include Stonehenge, the Colosseum, the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, the Great Wall of China, the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, Hagia Sofia (points if you know what the hell that even is) and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. They’re the originals, the classics, if you will. But in 2000, a new initiative was…

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A Messaging App That’s Quite Dashing

A Messaging App That’s Quite Dashing

How many text messages on average do you send per day? How often do you check your Facebook news feed to see what your friends are sharing? If you’re like me, you probably text and check Facebook numerous times throughout the day. What if I told you there’s an app out there that could let you combine texting and sharing online content, would you download it? It will require you to break free from the native text messaging app…

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Star Walk 2 Lets You Reach for the Stars [App Review]

Star Walk 2 Lets You Reach for the Stars [App Review]

This past spring I wrote an article on iOS Etc. about planning a camping trip on your iOS device for summer. Well summer is now quickly ending, but there’s still time to enjoy an amazing application on your iOS device that’ll have you gazing at the stars. Vito Technology, makers of the award winning application Star Walk for iPhone and iPod Touch in 2008 and iPad in 2011, recently released another visual stunner with Star Walk 2. With…

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New App Preview for FFFFF2P

New App Preview for FFFFF2P

If you’re looking at the name FFFFF2P and wondering, “what in the world is that,” you’re not alone. When Elevate, an independent studio, contacted me to take a look at their new game, I was a little skeptical about the validity of the email I received. In an age of deception and phishing for email addresses, you tend to give things a second look. Strangely enough, Elevate wants you to give free games a second chance. Nowadays the…

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GoodReader For iPhone and iPad Goes Secure

GoodReader For iPhone and iPad Goes Secure

A security-focused version of GoodReader has been released which provides completely automatic and transparent encryption of individual file types selected by the user to secure. The only step users must take is to indicate which files and folders are to be protected, and GoodReader will make sure that iOS transparently encrypts those files and makes them inaccessible as soon as a user locks a device with a passcode. If their device gets lost or stolen,…

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Window’s Phone 7 IE9 Pitted against iPhone 4 and Android Browser in HTML Speed Test(Video)

From the Microsoft developers conference in Las Vegas, the guys over at WinRumors managed to capture a video showing the Windows phone browser basically destroying the google android and iPhone 4 iOS in a HTML 5 speed reading demo.The Microsoft phone browser manage to finish in an amazingly impressive 22 frames per second, while the Android rolled in second with 11 frames per second, the iOS disappointedly came in third at a mere 2 frames…

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iPhone 5 this summer?

iPhone 5 this summer?

Apple is known for putting out their devices regularly.  An iPad every spring, iPhone every summer, and an iPod touch every Fall usually September.  This summer could be different, however.  As you all saw in our previous post Apple Developers Conference 2011 Date Confirmed, the date ,as mentioned, is confirmed, and it looks like the things Apple will be introducing are confirmed as well.  As the ad says, the WWDC showcases the latest innovations and…

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