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Showing posts from February, 2014

FaceApp - despite the controversy there's a reason it is popular!

FaceApp is high in the ranks of then Google Play store at the moment, and despite the controversies of white-washing, there's a reason. In short, it's really fun, simple to use and an all round well-designed app that has some great filters and effects.
The purpose of the app is simple - simply load it up, take a photo, play with a few dials and then before you know it there's your desired outcome - whether it be a new gender, a younger self, an older self - etc. You name it - FaceApp can do it.
Check it out today, it's one of those apps well worth downloading and spending a few minutes with!

Star Birds FREE

Today's app of the day is Star Birds FREE

There is undoubtedly no shortage of Flappy Bird clones available within Google Play, and unfortunately, most of them are not very good. They either take the Flappy Bird concept and artistic style and replicate it poorly, or take it and copy it entirely. In general, the demise of Flappy Bird has done nothing more than create 100's of uninspired rip-offs.... until now.

Enter, Star Birds - inspired no doubt by Flappy Bird, but taking the entire concept and quite literally, turning it on its side! You can also kiss goodbye to 'flapping'- instead Star Birds sees you guide a spaceship past a series of barricades by steering left and right. It is quite different to the gravity based physics of the typical 'flappy', but in my opinion is a great improvement!

Don't go thinking for a second that the game is easy though - because it isn't. If you want a good challenge to keep you coming back for more and more punishment, then …

Flap Pigeon Flap

Today's app of the day is Flap Pigeon Flap.

Everyone knows about the great success that was Flappy Birds, and the wave of copycat games that followed. Unfortunately, most of these games were complete rubbish. Luckily, a few stood out as being quality games in their own right, with Flap Pigeon Flap being one such example.

The gameplay is simple - you control a pigeon who you must 'flap'across the screen and avoid obstacles. Unlike Flappy Bird, Flap Pigeon is a more relaxed affair, with the pigeon gliding in a more realistic fashion, allowing time to think more strategically about how to progress across the screen.

In addition, some extra features such as blue power-orbs, and the ability to hit obstacles without automatically dying, make this a decidedly unique gaming experience. In the era of copy-cats, Flap Pigeon Flap does a lot to set itself apart from the pack and is a great android game in its own right.

Check it out now!

Check out the great reviews below:

Hard! I like it, s…


Today's app of the day is Bust-A-Nut.

In my opinion, there is nothing better than settling into a long bus ride, or chilling on a comfy couch, playing a good puzzle game on your android device. There is something so intuitive about touch interfaces and the genre, that just seems to 'work' far better than most of the action games or other entries into the Google Play Store. Like many android gamers, 'game of choice' seems to change on quite a frequent basis, whether it be CandyCrush, Simpsons Tapped Out or the dreaded Flappy Bird (RIP). For the last few days though, I have not been able to go past Bust-A-Nut - the latest and probably best game from developer Bitoxic. It has me hooked!
The concept is somewhat similar to a number of puzzle games available, in that your objective is to link a number of same coloured items in a row - in this case - nuts. The longer the rows, the more points and gold stars you achieve. Thrown in the mix are a variety of power ups, unlocked…

To root or not to root?

That is the question... right?

Well, at least it is a question I have asked myself multiple times for months on end with every new android device I receive. With every one thus far, I have of course caved into the temptation, and rooted and flashed my device, installing multiple custom ROMS. But at the end of the day is it really worth it? On one hand you get a variety of customisations, but on the other hand you lose the benefit of reliable, provider vetted updates. On one hand you get freedom, but on the other hand you get bugs. So what really is best, and is all the effort of rooting a device (and presumably flashing it afterwards) really worth it?

By way of disclosure, my background with rooting is as follows:
Owned a HTC Desire HD - rooted and flashed to Cynagenmod Galaxy note 2 - rooted and flashed to Cynagenmod Asus Transformer Prime - rooted and flashed to Cynaogenmod Huawei Ascend G300+ - rooted from and flashed with Huawei official ICS ROMTo explore this further, I thought I wo…