Postcard & Tag: Posting And Tagging Abound, No Card Required

Postcard & Tag: Posting And Tagging Abound, No Card Required

How much do you really know about the city you live in? And how many places do you visit regularly? Take Dublin. If you live in Dublin, do you know where the best Guinness is to be found? How about the best Italian restaurant? If visitors land on your doorstep, could you entertain them for a weekend? How about a week? Regarding excursions with visitors, how many times have you heard someone say, ‘I would’ve…

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Colour Temperature – Your Lighting Assistant

Colour Temperature – Your Lighting Assistant

Colour Temperature is the lighting app from New Zealand’s Depond Company.  This is one of those quirky apps which falls in the category of you didn’t know there was an app for that. The app is basically giving you the “colour” of the LED light, based on the CCT rating for LED lights. “Correlated colour temperature (CCT) is a measure of light source colour appearance defined by the proximity of the light source’s chromaticity coordinates…

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Alto Invoicing – Cloud Invoicing

Alto Invoicing – Cloud Invoicing

Alto Invoicing is a cloud based subscription service app which is the perfect tool for the busy small business person. The app is minimalistic and clean in its look and offers a surprisingly strong tool for those looking for a simple way of maintaining paperwork of time billing, estimates and invoicing. Alto Invoicing needs the user to set up an account, which will allow the user to try the app out, to make sure it…

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Kill Time Whilst Killing Soldiers: 3 Top Army Game Apps

Kill Time Whilst Killing Soldiers: 3 Top Army Game Apps

Of all the games available for smartphones, one of the most popular genre to emerge over the past two years has been the MMO war game. Defying even the classic pull of the tried and tested casino games, where you can play for free or play for no deposit bingo at houseofbingo, the MMO brigade routinely find themselves in the top 10 most popular games, and also the top 10 most profitable. Nobody wants to…

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iPhone 7: Will Gaming Be Improved Even Further?

iPhone 7: Will Gaming Be Improved Even Further?

With the obligatory iPhone 6 upgrade out of the way in the form of last September’s underwhelming 6S, consumers are now eagerly looking ahead to the end of this year, when Apple’s newest creation, the iPhone 7, is slated to be released. Apple are keeping quiet on any specific details about their new baby, but we can make a few educated guesses, in keeping with tradition, primarily that it will sell like hot cakes and…

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How Smartphone Gaming is Getting Better Every Day

How Smartphone Gaming is Getting Better Every Day

Current statistics suggest that eight out of ten smartphone owners use their phones to play games. In the US alone, there are just under 150 million smartphone players utilising the joys of small screen gaming, and you can expect to see that number continue to grow over the coming years. There’s a number of reasons that players all over the world are turning to smartphones for their gaming fix, and a further number of reasons…

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Number Chef: A Tasty Old School Puzzler

Number Chef: A Tasty Old School Puzzler

Cooking goes well with a lot of things. It can go well with a burgeoning relationship, for instance. It can also work effectively with the radio, when it’s on in the background. Similarly, maths can also go well with a lot of things. Protractors, rulers, textboooks, etc. The list is comprehensive. However, I’ve never thought of combining the two, as they seem at cross-purposes. But taking a closer look reveals that they aren’t all that…

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Facility 47: The Rare Beast Of A Mystery Game Done Well

Facility 47: The Rare Beast Of A Mystery Game Done Well

Any storyteller knows that mystery is a hard thing to do well. You can only keep someone continuously entertained by safe-vouching just the right amount of information. And, as the old adage has it, ‘you can’t bluff someone who’s not paying attention’. As hard as mystery is to do on the small and big screens, it’s nigh on impossible to do correctly as an app game. Or at least, that’s what one would think. However,…

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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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