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Improve your math skills as well as your reaction time

Back before computers were a regular thing, there was a game that taught players how to improve their math skills whilst providing a fun passtime. Strangely enough, it wasn't anything particularly technical. It was the noble and age-old game of darts! Players would have to count down from 301 or 501 after throwing and counting their darts score and you'd be surprised how quickly they could work out in their head just how many there were left to score and win the game. Consequently, i'm pretty convinced that the maths skills of many back then were much better than they are now.  More

Level 19 Nov 17th 2016

Reflex-intensive gaming action that turns into an adrenaline rush

There are so many different types of games on the app market these days with each catering to a slightly different audience. Some like intricate puzzle games that force you to use your brain while some are fonder of the simple shoot-em-up style games that are all about reaction times and accuracy rather than logic and strategy. The most popular ones tend to be the 'Candy Crush' style games that test one's observatory skills and the role-playing games that sees the player pitted against an evil nemesis. Not everyone loves games like those, however. Some like games like this one...  More

Die Nov 1st 2016

A live streaming app that could well be the new Snapchat for the under thirties

It was Andy Warhol who came up with the quote back in the sixties that everybody wants to have their 15 minutes of fame. Before the digital age that was pretty much all the time they had to announce themselves to the world by showcasing themselves and their talents. Given the nature of the beast, most of them were shot down in flames pretty quickly and were never heard from again. However, given the way that the Internet works these days it's possible to put yourself out there for a lot longer and put yourself on the world stage - if you know the right paths to take.  More

BIGO LIVE Oct 28th 2016

A new kind of puzzle game to rival Tetris?

I'm guessing that most of us have, at some point in our lives, played the phenomena that is the Tetris game. For the first 100 or so times we play it, it's a fascinating and engaging puzzle game that manages to test our skill and challenges our reaction times whilst helping us to pass the time quite nicely. However, after a while, it just turns into a bit of an addiction where all you really want to do is to beat the system. I hate to call it boring but there is a limit to the amount of times I can play it without wanting to throw my device against a wall. Haha!  More

Broken Lines Oct 19th 2016

A companion app for all you Pokemon GO lovers

I'm sure that, by now, all of you are aware of the mobile gaming phenomena known as Pokemon GO. It is so popular that, since its release in July, releasing company Nintendo went from 24th up to 6th in the LikeFolio Top50 and right now they are getting more Twitter mentions than Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix and Facebook because of it. Pretty impressive, id say!. Pokemon GO has been hailed as a revolutionary development because it heralds a new generation of 'augmented reality' games onto the market. So far, GO has generated over 500 million downloads worldwide. It was only a matter of time, I ...  More

PokéLogs - Record Keeping for GO Players Oct 14th 2016

A game to create your own solar system

What was that famous Star Trek quote? Space, the final frontier. A five year mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilisations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. Those words could well be the statement that accompanies this new side scrolling game for iOS from Rinikulous games. Lonely Sun is a great looking space travel game where you guide planets through 5 levels of a new solar system avoiding dangers and picking up the raw materials that will turn you into a celestial giant. Lonely Sun is a beautifully designed side scrolling game about a ...  More

LONELY SUN - Be Gravity's Guiding Hand Oct 12th 2016

Test your sporting skills by mixing stocks and fantasy

I'm sure you are well aware that fantasy sports games have gone through the roof over the last few years. In May 2015 a research company estimated that it was now a US$2 billion industry and experiencing a 10.7% annual growth with over 56.8 million people playing yearly in the US and Canada. In other's big! Naturally, certain elements have evolved over the years and the emergence of team trading rather than player trading has emerged as a popular spin off.  More

TeamTrader Oct 11th 2016

Clever localized advertising for restaurants and retail

If you are a shop or a restaurant these days, you need a full arsenal of advertising and marketing ideas to get your message across. Many years ago, shops would often employ a spruiker who would stand outside the store and call out the latest deals and specials to encourage people to come inside. In today's world however, when pretty much everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, there are easier and more effective ways of achieving the same goals.  More

Palp for Proximity Social Marketing Oct 11th 2016

One place for all your cheap international phone calls

I wonder sometimes how regular telephone companies ever make any money given the amount of free or virtually free calling options that there are available to the general public these days. You can just sign onto Whatsapp, Viber or Skype and be connected to friends around the world for free in a matter of moments. What's more, the quality of connection is generally good as long as you choose the right service. However, there aren't that many services available that cover the whole gamut of mobile communications. QuickCall is a new phone app that gives callers a better, more reliable, ...  More Oct 5th 2016

Any you thought 'Losing My Religion' was about Michael Stipe's struggle with the church, did you?

Are you one of those people who still can't help singing that 'it's a long way to the shop if you want a sausage roll' whenever you hear that AC/DC classic? Or maybe you're the one that sings "all the lonely Starbucks lovers" in your head whenever you listen to Taylor Swift's "Blank Space." Let's face it, you have little chance of discerning what a song is actually about if you can't even get the lyrics right. When you talk to songwriters - and I've talked to a lot over the years - they rarely give you any insight into what their songs are actually about anyway. In fact, they will often ...  More

Lyreka Oct 2nd 2016

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