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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!

9 Squares of Hell

Today's app of the day is 9 Squares of Hell.

There are plenty of great games for Android devices, but many developers seem content on purely copying the successes of others instead of devising original and compelling gameplay ideas. Luckily, every now and then a developer comes along and drops something truly unique into Google Play. For the time being, that game is 9 Squares of Hell.

As with all great mobile games, the concept is simple, but the gameplay is addictive, the graphics and sound are fantastic, and the 'one more try' appeal is stronger than any game I have ever played before. In short, you control a square which you have to progress through a side scrolling environment, jumping over obstacles. At it's core, this is a variation on the endless runner type of game (well, not truly endless, 9 stages), with there only being one button to control - the jump.

What sets 9 Squares of Hell apart from other mobile games is it's difficulty. Not since Flappy Bird have …

Photo Resizer HD

Today's app of the day is Photo Resizer HD.

You can tell a developer has really nailed it when their application feels like it 'came with the phone' - meaning it is so seamlessly integrated and designed with the user in mind that it doesn't even feel like an app, but instead a 'feature'. This is the exact feeling I got when using Photo Resizer HD - a fantastic new Android application that makes resizing images from your mobile device as easy as can be.
If you are anything like me, phones are for photos more than they are for calls these days, and once taken my pictures end up all over the net, being emailed or shared with family and friends. Unfortunately, this destroys the data caps of my mobile plan, because as cameras have increased in MegaPixels, they have also increased in megabytes! It does not take too many pictures being uploaded, shared or emailed before gigabytes of valuable data can dissapear, not to mention the time it takes to upload the images in th…

Super Resume Builder

Today's app of the day is Super Resume Builder.

It's a common story - a professional with great experience and a wonderful attitude gets beaten for a new job by someone of lesser experience, personality and skills. Did they bomb the interview - of course not! Their problem was  they did not even get an interview. Why? Because their resume was not up to the standards expected in today's competitive employment environment.

If this sounds familiar, or is a risk you want to avoid then I can not suggest more strongly that you install Smart Resume Builder on your android device today and start the path to creating a simple, effective and professional resume. Best of all - the entire product, from start to finish can be created from the convenience of your phone, making it a simple process to not only create your resume, but then to keep it up to date as your situations change.

The app words by giving you a variety of resume types to create. Once this has been chose, the app guides …

Restaurant Expense Manager

Today's app of the day is Restaurant Expense Manager.

There is no doubt that people eat out more often then they used to. Whether it be fine dining at an al-a-carte restaurant, a satisfying pub meal or some burgers on the run from a fast food chain - there are so many dining options at so many price points that it is possible to never eat at home! Unfortunately, many people neglect the effect that such a lifestyle has on their 'bottom line', or in short, how it affects their wallet or purse.

To assist with this task, a great nee Android app is now available - Restaurant Expense Manager. In the age of the 'quantified self', this really is a timely addition to anyone's smart phone, allowing users to easily keep track of all their restaurant expenses. This is great for seeing how much is being spent on food whilst out and about, but also good for health purposes.

For example, a really great feature of the app is the ability to track how many drinks a user has consume…

Candy Birds

Today's app of the day is Candy Birds.

There have been plenty of good Flappy Bird imitations for Android devices since the infamous little birdy and it's Vietnamese developer took the world by storm with an enchanting mixture of simplicity and addictive-ness. No sooner though, than most of the world downloading the game onto their devices, the developer packed up and deleted the game from all app stores, pacing the way for the aforementioned imitations. Now these have ranged from pretty good, to outright awful, with every possible incarnation of the game replicated.

At the better end of the spectrum stands Candy Birds, or Flappy Candy (it has a variety of names), which see you take to the sky controlling two birds (one at a time) in an attempt to navigate between Mario style pipes and get the highest score. The whole thing can be completely infuriating, but there is something surprisingly thrilling when you get in a good rhythm and really start wracking up a high score.

Other tha…

War of Worlds

Today's app of the day is War of Worlds.

War of Worlds is a great new Android (and iOS) game by developer Mad Over Games. Gameplay see the user control a spaceship that they must control as far as they possibly can, trying to rack up a high score. Progress gets more difficult as the game advances, with different types of ships trying to get in your way.
To make things easier, the player can shoot down enemy ships, clearing the path forwards. All in all, this makes for quite an exciting gaming experience, heightened by the ever present 'high score' and the lure of trying to beat all your friends on Facebook (with very tight integration into the game itself). 
Controls are through tilt, in much the same vein as games such as DoodleJump. I sometimes hate this format of control, but War of Worlds does a great job with it. Gameplay aside, War of Worlds also looks and sounds great. On top of this it throws in some really unique features such as live video sharing of gameplay (imagi…

Jumping Games - Jumper

Today's app of the day is Jumping Games - Jumper.

Jumping Games - Jumper is a great new android game jumping game popularized by the likes of Doodle Dash. In face, Jumper takes the concept and replicates it quite flawlessly, whilst at the same time adding a few unique twists.

The most prominent of these 'twists' is the manner in which the game is scored. Under the classic 'jumper' model of game play, points are based on how high the player can guide their character. In jumper, this is mixed up, with points earned by collecting numbers. The more points you collect, obviously, lead to a better score.

Along the way there are three great powerups to assist your progression, including Rockets, Twin Rockets, and Balloons. Each has a slightly different effect to boost you higher. There are also bombs and other obstacles (such as falling platforms, etc) to hinder your jumping and make getting a high score more difficult.

Once you get a high score, it can be easily posted on Fa…