Category: App Reviews

Popular Task Management iPad and iPhone App ‘Todoist’ Gets iOS 7 Facelift

Todoist

Raise your hand if you could use more organization in your life. I am always on the lookout for a better way to keep track of the hundreds of things I have to do each day. I have a full time career, a lot of freelance work, four kids, and a few hobbies. With an iOS 7 compatible update for Todoist now available, maybe it’s time to finally check it out.

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Snailboy is the Latest Superhero to Join the App Race

Snailboy

Why are snails so intriguing? This summer there were several animated films which starred snails and they did fairly well at the box office. These little creatures are mysterious, funny, and now they are using their physical abilities in the fight for good.

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Trouserheart Will Make You Laugh You Pants Off – iPad Game Review

Trouserheart 2Trouserheart is a hack-and-slash game with a charming feel to it. Players control the lionhearted king as he journeys across the lands, searching for his stolen pants. Help him find his trousers and take back his honor. Just watch out for thieves. They will steal the crown right off of your head.

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NASCAR Finally Races on to iPad with Release of new ‘Redline” Game

NASCAR

I love racing games and I think that iOS is perfectly suited for the racing experience. What we have been missing up to this point is an official NASCAR game called Redline, with all of the complexity and strategy that is inherent in the world of NASCAR racing. Be warned that this is not a traditional racing game and you won’t be controlling a car like you would in Real Racing HD. This disappointed me at first but then I decided to give it a chance.

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Trip Advisor’s Completely Redesign iPad Travel App Feature Bigger Photos, City Pages and Improved Maps

Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor is an example of an app that represents everything good about mobile devices. It allows you to plan your travel using an elegant interface and provides access to amazing data while you are on the move. Version 8.0 is a big step forward with an overhaul of the interface and some nice new features.

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‘Spin’ into New Mobile Video Communications App

Spin

If you are going to compete with FaceTime, Skype, and Google Hangouts, then you had better have something unique to offer. Net Power & Light’s (NPL) new app Spin is attempting to do just that with a different approach to the design and implementation of mobile video communications.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Focuses on Sustainable Food Sources with New App ‘Scarecrow’

Scarecrow

I’m writing today from an extremely wet Denver where it hasn’t stopped raining for two days. There are floods all over the state and it has been a scary day so far for a lot of people. Denver isn’t known for this type of weather but the people here are resilient and they will make it through.

Under the circumstances it is somewhat appropriate to highlight the new app from Chipotle Mexican Grill, which is a food chain that started in Denver some twenty years ago. The app is a game called The Scarecrow and is game with a message about the sources of our food.

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It’s Official: Plants vs Zombies 2 a Massive Hit with 16+ Million Downloads in First Weekend

PVZ2 4

Electronic Arts Inc. has outdone themselves with the release of Plants vs. Zombies 2 and it’s clear from playing it that EA has made a really great a sequel. Busineswire.com has reported that in its first weekend the game was downloaded over 16 million times and after just 5 days it was #1 in 137 countries around the world.

Out of nearly 64,000 ratings 44,295 are 5 stars which means that not only has it been downloaded a lot but it is being very well received. The majority of negative comments focus on the in app purchases which have the potential to bring the money you spend to easily $10 or more. As with most free-to-play games you can play the game without spending money but there are quite a few options that cost money.

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Iconic Toy Train Maker Lionel Goes High Tech with their First iPad Game

Trains

I spent an hour picking up my sister at the airport yesterday for an afternoon layover in Denver and then suffered through most of it when my car battery died and had to be replaced. On the way to drop her off last night, huge piles of railroad construction supplies caught my eye and I remembered that Denver is building a new rail-line from Union Station to the airport. It seems trains are back in style.

Lionel Trains has been around since 1900 and it seems they are making plans to be around much longer. In July they released an iPad app that can control their model train systems and this week they released their first game called Battle Train. It’s more than that though, because Lionel Trains is active on social media and their app website is brand new with all of the bells and whistles. Instead of relying on the past 100+ years of business they are trying to remain relevant in a digital world.

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Sequel to Popular iPad Game ‘Joining Hands’ Set for this Month

Joining Hands 2

It’s a breath of fresh air when a family friendly game is released and certainly a follow up to Joining Hands is something that is anticipated in my family. I certainly don’t mind it when my older kids play games like Infinity Blade or Minecraft, but I am always on the hunt for games that they enjoy which are both fun and clean.

This sequel is scheduled for release this month and promises more of the same puzzles as in the original version but with a number of enhancements and expansions. The game is made by 10tons Ltd., who also have released Sparkle 2, Azkend HD, and 21 other iPad games.

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