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Murder detective is an interesting detective type game with quite an extensive story line. The game play is similar to old school text based games but it has images to go with it and simple tap to choose your options. The story seems a little bit to common in that a drunk cop with family problems has to solve a murder, but I suppose it is done so often because it works well. The story line seems quite extensive, I've played for a couple hours now and it still seems to have quite a bit to go.
So far the iOS platform has severed my adventure gaming needs well in terms of how the device can handle such games, yet while it’s not unheard of it’s still uncommon to find anything original in this department. Thankfully there are a few developers who like to buck the trends, however, and as a result we get cool offerings like The Secret Of Chateau De Moreau. Now I’ll warn you that the game often feels like a soap opera – albeit an interesting one – but if you look past that facet you’ll discover, murder, mystery, romance and a host of interesting characters. I also like how the game strays from the normal adventure game convention when it comes to moving from room to room.
This is an absolute must have for anyone who regularly uses any of the Google Docs services online. It makes it very easy to view, edit, share and much more any type of document available online. It works with PDFs, documents, spreadsheets and even audio or video documents. This app is ideal for pulling up and viewing the information you have stored in Google's cloud anywhere you go.
I feel like I should begin this review with a rhyme, but alas I have nothing so some other time. Anyway, I typically don’t stray far from games when it comes to writing reviews, because that’s what I have the most experience with. However, when I was presented with the opportunity to review this particular omBook from Oceanhouse Media I was intrigued enough to give it a try. I’m glad I did. The Bippolo Seed and other Lost Tales is not only an entertaining read (or listen, depending on tastes), but it’s actually given me a reason to sit down and spend “iPad time” with my son, whereas usually my endeavors into the iOS world are a solo effort.
One of the most difficult things about having children is finding good games for them which are both entertaining and appropriate. If you have an iPod or iPhone and are looking for some guidance in this area than getting the Apps for boys and Apps for Girls are really a great way to go. These two great apps are basically custom versions of apple's app store but with only apps for boy or girl children.
DRACO is a 2D top-down scroller shooter game. The app starts off with a good animation about the back-story of the game. The graphics and the music fit well into the game. After the intro video, the player, for the first time, will enter his or her own name. After which the player picks their hardness, color of their dragon and after a brief introduction to the controls is shown, the user can start the game.
The rules are fairly simple - avoid the oncoming dragons/obstacles & their fire/shots. Tilt the device in in either direction to move your dragon (tilt iPhone to the right, the dragon moves to the right, etc.) and tap the screen to shoot.
This app gives you a quick and easy way to use your phone's GPS to check in on Facebook, and to find where your friends have checked in from recently as well. It will also provide you with some useful information such as where the nearest cafe or hotel is, and quite a bit more to. The app is pretty simple to use and seems to be pretty accurate as far as where it has you check in from. If you don't have many friends who check in from their GPS phones than there won't be much information on your map but it can still be fun and as more and more people get smart phones this will likely become even more useful.
SugarSync is a full-featured cloud backup and file syncing service (reviewed previously in our magazine by Doug Goldring here), but you can also create and edit documents on-line, play music from your synced collection, and transfer photos via iPad or other iOS device. There are clients for iOS, Android and several other mobile OS flavors, so you can sync from just about anywhere. I was specifically interested in the ability to write articles and save pictures and research to a consolidated folder I could later access on my computer. Currently, I use Evernote for the sometimes extensive article content I compile (mostly photo/text/weblink data), but it's somewhat aggravating to reformat everything for our blog editor later, so recently have taken to simply editing blog posts in raw HTML on our site (or in Notes), which is also a pain. SugarSync didn't bring my content together exactly the way I wanted, but it is a great file sync and backup product...
The Play 'n' Wish Merry X-Mas app has four mini games along with the option to send your friends and family a fun Christmas e-mail right from the app. The four games offer a challenging range of fun using several different types of controls.
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