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NANACA†CRASH!! App Review: Crazy, addictive Japanese game with a healthy dose of nostalgia (Sponsored)

In 2003/2004, a Japanese adult visual novel game called CROSS†CHANNEL hit the Windows and PlayStation 2 platforms. Shortly after, NANACA†CRASH!! emerged as a spin-off flash game played in a web browser featuring the main characters from the original game. Roll on May, 2014, and NANACA†CRASH!! has been reborn as an iOS app with updated graphics…

Initial review of TouchPal’s iOS 8 keyboard

  I was lucky enough to be one of the first few beta testers to try out the TouchPal third-party keyboard for iOS 8. In order to download the beta version of this keyboard, you have to be invited and you also have to be running iOS 8 beta 1 or 2 (preferably beta 2). Note: I am using an iPhone 5s running iOS 8 beta 2. In my first few days…

Marco Polo: A new way to find your iPhone [Review]

  If you’re like me, you tend to forget where you put your phone. Did it fall between couch cushions or did it get thrown in the dirty laundry? You know it’s somewhere in the house, and now with Marco Polo, you can easily find your misplaced phone. Marco Polo is a fairly inexpensive app (US $0.99) that allows you to find your iPhone in a…

Static App Review: A polished stat tracker for your social media accounts

  Social networks are deeply ingrained into the fabric of modern day life. We all use a variety of social platforms for work as well as play and we’re all probably (maybe even secretly) obsessed with keeping track of our number of followers, friends, connections and other metrics across these services. Static for iPhone is an app that aims…

Rormix App Review: The best way to discover emerging music videos

Music videos are making a comeback. That much is clear in the success of platforms like YouTube and Vevo who showcase music videos from the world’s biggest artists. It’s also evidenced through established artists’ attempts to do something different with the medium to gain some press — Pharell’s recent 24-hour music video for “Happy” being one example,…

Gon App Review: A simple, good-looking physics game

Gon is a simple, delightfully designed, physics based game with a decent amount of character to help separate it from the plethora of iOS games on the App Store.  Gons are a species of cute, round, furry characters from another time and space. The Gons’ time travelling device malfunctioned and they ended up somewhere at the beginning of all time….

Apple purchases yet another voice recognition company; improved Siri version to come

Siri is a gem – really is! And it’s apparently set to get a lot stronger and more worthy, following Apple’s secretive purchase of yet another voice recognition company – Novauris. The company was founded in 2002 and comes from Dragon Systems, a perhaps better-known company. It’s one of the pioneering forefathers of the modern voice recognition technology…