Most peoples earliest memories of video games will be with the likes of Sonic, Super Mario and Alex The Kid and no matter how advanced computer games become we’ll still have a place in our hearts for replaying those addictive side-scrolling pixelated levels over and over again just because you left it too late to jump over the spikes am I right?
Well nows the time to give it another go with Kid Tripp!
Run! jump! dodge! die! die! Collect coins! lose em! To make the game more playable than other iOS platformers the character runs automatically to the right, all you need to is time your jumps well and throw rocks at the baddies. Sounds easy? Well it most definitely isn’t. You will start with 10 extra lives which you’ll burn through in seconds, however the fast and frequent deaths will have you trying ‘just one more time’ and the satisfaction when you pass a stage is awesome, especially ig you get the medals for collecting all the coins too.
The game itself is beautifully presented with a great 8bit soundtrack to properly take you back to the old console days, sat right in front of the TV with controller connected by A CABLE (lol)
Kid Tripp is on the AppStore now for 69p and is worth every penny
What can I possibly say about this that isn’t totally obvious? You take a photo, choose a border, choose a font and type a message anywhere over the photo/frame then save it to your Camera Roll or share it to one of your social networks! Simple.
Many apps have tried to replicate the Polaroid experience on mobile devices, most popular obviously would be Instagram, but now Polaroid themselves want a shot at it!
Obviously you can’t print off the photos and stick them in your wallet but it’s as close as you’re gonna get.
The app itself is well made, straight forward and you’ll know what to do instantly. Well worth the 69p price tag.
Polamatic is available on the AppStore now
Theres a lot of these simple looking simply designed games popping up at the minute (one of my favourites being Groops) but this really is one of the best.
You connect shapes across a grid with a line until all the same shapes are connected with a start and end point and all gate thingies have been crossed. To be honest I’m not even sure how to explain it without it sounding like some absolute algabreic nonsense but the goal is actually really simple and the learning curve from level to level is perfect. Im stuck on one level at the moment but I haven’t given up and over the past week I’ve found myself going back to have another go which is the sign of a genuinely good puzzle game amirite.
Here is the short promotional video:
LYNE is on the AppStore now for iPhone and iPad (as well as being available for Android and Windows devices) and is well worth a download if you’re a fan of very tough but very nice puzzlers!
Well not actually to life, like, theres not gonna be a ‘love you too hon xoxo’ jumping out of your phone anytime soon but whatever.
Wordeo is a new service from some dude that worked at Apple and BBC and now he must be having a mid-life crisis or something cos he’s made an app that in my opinion is a good idea but actually pretty rubbish.
Basically, you type your message, e.g. ‘my dog just ate my grandpa’, and the app will automatically create a kind of slideshow, with random related videos behind some of the words. It does sound like a fun idea but I had a play around with it and even the most popular posts seemed pretty boring and pointless.
Once you’ve created your super jazzy video slideshow message it does only take a few seconds) you can share to Twitter etc and everyone can be like woah check out Michael Bay over here.
Theres a big promo vid on the homepage here
It is free, and you might enjoy playing around with it but sadly its not for me, which is a shame really as the app itself is actually really nice
Check Wordeo on the AppStore
You know the sort of game where you run forever collecting stuff to make yourself run even further then be like ‘just one more go’ and ‘ill call in sick’? Like Temple Run and Subway Surfers? Well Kiwi Dash is all about that.
Theres some sort of vague story about a cat thats just stole some statue or something from a bunch of birds and you have to chase it and get it back. I don’t think its actually possible to win the game you just have to run/fly/jump as far as you can without falling, crashing, being hit by rockets, running into enemies, and all that treacherous jazz. Im not gonna lie it is pretty fun and can be quite addictive. Obviously with this sort of game there will be in-app purchases but they’re not neccesary to progress and upgrade as you’re constantly collecting kiwis on each run which are used to buy power-ups, costumes etc
Heres the official release trailer:
With online leader boards, daily challenges and a doable upgrade system Kiwi Dash is definitely worth a download (its free!)
You know what I’m talking about. You start recording a video using your iPhone and you end up switching to portrait, back to landscape, back to portrait again and all sorts of wonkyness resulting in the people watching your videos on a laptop tilting their head sideways and turning their monitor upside down to watch it.
Well Horizon app is the solution for that! Using the iPhones built-in gyroscope the recording window will shift and tilt as your phone is rotated as to always keep the same aspect ratio and make sure all your videos are horizontal. Watch the promo video if it doesn’t make sense:
Aswell as this the app is a solid video tool for anybody keen on making home movies, cosplay music videos and amateur porn.
With various shooting modes, multiple HD resolutions, AirPlay mirroring, filters and sharing to social networks this is a bargain at 69p. You can even take horizontal selfies!
Visit Horizon on the AppStore to download
One of my favourite ever TV shows, 24, is making a long awaited comeback this year with A NEW SEASON.
A few years ago I watched the first episode out of curiosity and ended up hooked and in hibernation for 8 whole days worth of bomb chasing terrorist hunting wrist breaking action.
The new season, which is titled 24: Live Another Day and set in good old London 4 years after season 8, will premier on May 5th with 12 real-time episodes.
Finally my CTU office phone ringtone will be fashionable again!
Google recently announced a new feature allowing you to email anybody from Google+ without actually knowing their email address, and vice versa. I know right! Thats pretty dope! Well it might seem like that until in a few days when people you’ve blocked on other networks realise they’ve got a direct link to you.
Although your email address isn’t displayed to the sender until you send a reply its still pretty dodgy, it can however, be disabled.
• Log in to your Google Email account at mail.google.com/
• Click on the cog in the top right corner and scroll down to Settings
• Under the General tab scroll down to the Email Via Google+ option
• CHANGE IT TO NO-ONE (Or one of the other options if you like the fear of being stalked)
Now there just needs to be a way to stop doctor asssociates of dead relatives emailing me about inheritances..
Apple have always been pretty strict on customising certain aspects of their OS so some mods, including the keyboard, have been impossible, unlike Android users who get various alternative keyboards. As a result of this the crazy fast double handed swipe based keyboard is limited to the Hipjot app.
The app itself is actually a pretty dope note-taking app still, definitely a worthy replacement to Apples ridiculously bland default Notes app, although it does take some getting used to. The interface is like no app I’ve ever used and seems to be more like some sort of alien technology than something you’d normally find on an Apple device.
LOOK AT IT GO!
Not only does it give you somewhere to jot down the things your brain simply doesn’t want to remember it comes with a load of other extra features too like reminders, tagging, passcode protection, folders and subfolders, note sharing and exporting, encryption, photo support and loads more!
Hipjot is available now for £1.49
Wether or not you’re familiar with Bo Burnham anybody thats interested in laughing hard whilst dancing and saying wtf at stand up shows should definitely check this out.
Probably first popular for his YouTube track ‘I’m Bo Yo‘ (it was on RudeTube I think) Bo has shared one of his most recent live-shows in full for free on Netflix & YouTube and its absolutely hilarious.
Not only is he a right funny character he’s actually extremely talented.
Heres the full show, I promise you’ll love him within minutes
Bo has a book, various signed albums and various other merch available on his webstore