Hi, my name is Doug. I am a Facebook addict. Something tells me, though, I am in pretty good company here, as I suspect many of you, dear readers, spend more time on Facebook than you would care to admit. Since I spend most of my time on the iPad, I am constantly on the lookout for avenues to access my Facebook account from my iPad. Although I have tried many of the popular Facebook apps available for iPad, they all seem to lack a significant feature or functionality. As a result, I keep finding myself drifting back toward the standard mobile Internet interface, and trolling the App Store for a better option. Recently, we recei
It should come as no surprise in these parts that I am a sucker for a word game. In fact, not long ago I posted a roundup of a few of the more popular variations. One that I left off at the time was a game which was then called Squabble. Not long ago, Squabble all but disappeared from the App Store for a short time, only to reappear last week with overhauled graphics and a brand new name: Jangle.
***WARNING: This review is not for the squeamish or faint of heart***
One of the problems…or joys or writing app reviews like this is that by the time you finish the review, it is already almost out of date. So, from time to time, it is necessary to return to a review to ensure it remains up to date with the latest information. With that in mind, a few months ago, I wrote a roundup for our print edition of some fantastic photo editing apps for the iPad (Kudos for MacPhun, winner of the Editor’s Choice Award from that article). Since that time, I have stumbled upon several fantastic new apps which make editing photos even easier than ever.
I have always been incredibly impressed by the opportunities the iPad provides for children’s books. They take the traditional look and feel of children’s picture books and offer a whole new level of interactivity, and some of the best interactive books I have found come from See Here Studios.
Most of you are familiar, by now, with the Words With friends phenomenon. This surprise hit word game spurred the development of an entire genre (which I covered, here for iPhone Life). Now, Zynga has come out with the latest entry to its, “…With Friends” online gaming series, "Hanging With Friends," which is a redesign of the classic pencil and paper game, Hangman. Let’s take a quick look at the new game.
OK. confession time. When G5 Entertainment contacted me about reviewing this game, I was not terribly enthusiastic. I mean really, the game is described in terms of fashion, which is really not my thing (I can barely coordinate my suit and tie), and it involves running a clothing store. Retail and clothing. Again, not my thing. Still, the folks at G5 were kind enough to send along a promotion code, so I decided to check it out. After all, I have been incredibly impressed by many of the G5 games I have played in the past, so I knew it was coming from a quality team of developers.
Meet Tom and Nellie. At an early age, this brother and sister duo became world traveling, country hoping, adventurers, as they learned their aunt was a world famous pirate and set off to find her trail…and her treasure. Since then, they have sought treasure, exorcised ghosts, and helped all manner of ghoul, haunt, and other creatures of the night.