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Balloons Ninja is an arcade-style action game published by Space Crescent. The game features Sho, a quick and nimble ninja in-training. You must move ‘like shadow’ and jump into the air carried by a balloon. But balloons cannot hold such weight, and you will quickly sink back towards the ground. If you touch it – the game is over – and so the challenge is to stay aloft. The game starts with a quick tutorial…

Bunker Buster is an endless-bomber game for iOS published by Humanoid Mobile. I’ll say from the outset that this game comes across as a work in progress. There’s a few things that Bunker Buster gets right, and a few that it doesn’t (at least yet). The visuals, animations and textures are all basic but for a game to be great fun it doesn’t need amazing graphics. One of the first issues that arises is that…

Published by Light Pillar, Scribo is a fast-paced and fun ‘Head to Head Word Challenge’ game for iOS devices. In a similar vein to Words with Friends, the objective of Scribo is to make the highest-scoring words you can within the time limit. The thing that makes Scribo interesting is that letters don’t regenerate and this is not a case of make as many words as you can, it’s about big words and playing strategically. The playing board has…

Published by GISimple, GEOVisual is an iOS app that enables you to generate unique map-overlay visualisations that give you insight and new perspective on data. There’s been a lot of hype and hyperbole surrounding the possibilities of Big Data, but for many small-to-medium enterprises, ‘Big Data’ has remained a buzzword without many direct applications. Apps like GEOVisual go some way to closing that gap and providing individuals and companies with useful insights drawn from a data set.…

No matter how good your camera is, you can only take great photos once you learn how to operate it properly. Follow these four tips for choosing the right settings for your camera. Even a little information can go a long way toward making your photos clearer and more attractive. Explore Your Camera’s Settings Image via Flickr by Paul Rysz Most digital cameras come with settings that you can use to get better images in…

Audials Radio Player Recorder is an Android app from Audials that features access to a staggering 80,000 digital radio stations from 120 different genres. Audials allows you to access a huge amount of radio content all from within the app. You can preview radio station playlists with artist, track and album artwork all visible. Given the name, Audials is both a “Player” and a “Recorder”. You’re not limited just to listening and playing songs on the…

MyRoute is a navigation-focused iOS app developed by MyRouteOnline – route planner app. The app is not designed to replace your main navigation app (i.e Google), but rather to help you load in waypoints/multiple stops on a journey. Whilst it can certainly be used by individuals visiting a new city or going on a driving holiday, MyRoute is particularly useful as a commercial tool for delivery companies, trucking, contracting, trades, couriers etc – saving money by finding the…

Breakthrough Starshot is an ambitious $100m project with the aim of sending a small spacecraft to Alpha Centauri. The project is headed by an all-star team including leading physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner. Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg sits on the board of directors and NASA’s former director of the AMES Research Centre, Pete Worden, will lead the venture. “I believe what makes us unique is transcending our limits … Earth is a wonderful place, but it…

Published by Lounge Lizard Worldwide, Cheery Network has a tag-line of “share what’s positive” and it’s that motto which sets this social networking app for iOS apart. Cheery Network is an app that’s designed to reinforce positivity through not just encouraging positive content, but also by actively limiting negative posts. On the Cheery Network the idea is to be surrounded by motivational or uplifting stories, positive images or inspirational quotes. These can be moments from your own…

Today, data is a commodity more valuable than precious metals. With the right data set, you can transform your business from last place to an industry leader. Unfortunately, this means there are unscrupulous actors trying to take data they have no rights to, and that leads to regulations about the safe storage of information. Here are some tips on the kinds of information you need to make sure you are protecting. Healthcare Information One of…

Bluebook is an app for iOS with the tagline of “Together, let’s find the answers” and that sums up this application pretty well. When you start up the app it explains, “simply post a picture and ask your question”. That’s all there is to it – the basic idea is that other users of the app will comment on your picture to help you find the answer. It’s a really interesting way to crowd-source information. Before…

Oculus Rift Shipments Delayed by Months The high-profile launch of Oculus Rift has been marred by shipping delays and poor communication from the company, with many customers angry about a wait that has been extended by months. Pre-orders for the $600 VR headset opened in January with demand so high at the time that it crashed the Oculus website. Initially, delivery dates of March were floated but these have since been pushed back due to…

Kounta is a powerful cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) app for iOS geared towards hospitality businesses. Whether you operate a cafe, restaurant, bar or coffeeshop you need a POS – and which one you choose can make a big difference. Kounta is an app which offers the basics in a streamlined fashion as well as powerful analytics and reporting for your business. The POS is a vital part of any customer-facing business. Whilst older POS systems would only…