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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!

Microsoft is actually a great Android developer - 'To-Do' is another reason why!

It may seem suprising to some, but Microsoft is actually a fantastic Android developer. In fact, I'd go as far to saythat their app offerings for Android are far superior to than their offerings for the Windows App store. For starters the full suite of Microsoft Office apps are great, as is one drive and one note, and the Arrow App Launcher is actually one of the best custom android skins available (seriously - check it out!).

To round this out, over the last few days Microsoft has released 'To-Do' which as you've guessed it - is a to-do list. It really could not be simpler - the app allows the creation of lists and then as part of each list allows tasks and items to be added.

The design is simple and clean, and a nice move away from the boxy interface design that still dominates some of the earlier Windows apps for android. It's fast, lightweight, cloud based (of course) and has a widget - so there is not much more you could ask for!

Of course there is lots of co…

Wish - shopping made fun - and easy - and cheap!

These days sites like Amazon or eBay make buying and selling online quick and easy. Unfortunately, sometimes the sheer breadth of products available (everything on earth!) makes it difficult to impulse buy or get the same experience one haves when wandering around a shop or past windows. Luckily, apps now exist to replicate that experience.

The best of the lot is Wish - which has the tagline 'shopping made fun' which could not be more true! When opening the app there are lots of categories to choose from, allowing you to pick the type of products you want to browse and going from there. Buying and checking out is only ever a few clicks away and if you are not careful you will very quickly load up on more products than you need!

I've launched sites that help out with buying cheap gadgets in the past, and it was heavily inspired by apps such as Wish which really allow someone to sit back and take pleasure in the shopping experience again! Download Wish now!

Download Wish fro…

Super Mario Run - Nintendo's first attempt at brining mario to your mobile!

It's been decades in the making, but Nintendo have finally decided to take the plunge into mobile gaming, bringing Mario and all the magic of the Mushroom Kingdom to iOS and Android devices. It was released on iOS ion December 2016, and although it took a bit longer for the Android version to become available, in my opinion it was worth the wait.
The game takes the classic one touch style of game play that is popular across many mobile games but adds the brilliant level design that Nintendo and Miyamoto are renowned for. Amazingly, the fact that Mario is constantly moving to the right isn't a deal breaker, with the classic platforming mixed up with pause buttons and a variety of other effects to ensure the player is still in control on deciding the best way to tackle each level.
There are numerous paths through each level, with this actually being a key hook to the game, with each level available to replay a number of different times with different objectives after each run t…

Hearthstone - better late than never - the best android card game!

I'll cut to it - Hearthstone is one of the best games you can get for your Android device - in fact, I am sure that plenty of people would argue it is one of the best games you can get at all - even on a PC! With that in mind, there's no reason not to jump in now and start experiencing this great offering from Blizzard. 
The gameplay is turn based card strategy, think Magic the Gathering, but fare more simple. Every turn the number of points you have to spend on cards increases, so it means that games start quite evenly handed but can escalate quickly, especially when more experienced players know how to string together the abilities of their cards.
The objective is to eliminate the health of your opponent - and once you succeed the victory is entirely satisfying, with some truly fantastic sounds and effects that drive home the sense of achievement. This is of course a free to play game, and it is possible to spend real world money in the store but it is not required to have …

UNCHARTED: Fortune Hunter - continue Drake's adventure on your phone!

It's been a while now since Uncharted 4 was released though to date it is still one of the best games on the PS4. At the time of its release, a lot of people might not have noticed that an Android entry into the Uncharted series was also released. Now I'm late to the party on this one but I think it's well worth checking out - better late than never!

The game is in the style of the 'Go' games that are really popular, such as Hitman Go and Lara Croft Go. The gameplay sees you move from square to square on a map trying to unlock a series of objectives or reach a destination. It's a polished game with great sound, graphics and gameplay. Strongly recommended!

Download Uncharted: Fortune Hunter now.

Radical Rappelling - it's been around for a while but still a favourite!

Halfbrick Studios  has consistently released quality Android games for close to the last decade - with Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride probably being two of the most popular android games of all time. What a lot of people may not realise is that over this time, their catalogue has grown surprisingly large,with regular releases that all focus on simple and addictive mobile gameplay - often only requiring a single finger. 
Radical Rapelling is one such game - it may not have hit the same levels of popularity as some of the other games released by Halfbrick, but in my opinion it is one of the best. The gameplay could not be easier - a simple one touch game where you have to rappel down a cliff face, jumping on rocks and doing stunts. Hold your finger down to rappel, let go to stop, and go quick enough to not have falling lava catch up with you.

As you rappel you will collect coins which you can then use to buy upgrades, costumes, etc. Also, as you do tricks you build up the 'radical&…

Cheap Gadgets!

We all love our gadgets, but not everyone can afford the prices. Recognising this, I've decided to start a new site that aims to show you that price does not have to stop you from getting your hands on some really cool, innovative and exciting gadgets, starting for less than a cup of coffee!

Not every gadget will be universally for everyone - in fact the first few on the site are oddly specific - though over time I will add more and more items with broad and general appeal!

Check it out here!