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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

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.


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

Privacy in aps has gone up a notch since SnapChat came about with auto-destruct timers on everything you sent out.

Well now thats been taken one step further with Confide, a simple free messaging app app with one purpose; SECRETS

You send a message to a contact which is then shown to them with little boxes covering each word, as you scroll along the message to reveal whats been typed other boxes instantly swing straight over the words again, so once they’re read they’re instantly gone again forever. This nifty little system also prevents anybody taking screenshots and showing people what an offensive little shit you’re being.

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As well as finding contacts from your existing address book you can also send messages directly to somebodies email address, allowing them to read it without even having the app.

Confide is free from the AppStore and accepts no responsibility for any trouble you may cause while using it.

Recently update for iOS 7, Slow Shutter Cam by Cogitap Software is what I’ve been waiting for in terms of photography apps.

Theres definitely a lot of them out there but they all seem to do the same simple things; Filters, Crops, Frames etc

With Slow Shutter Cam offers 3 unique capture modes:

MOTION BLUR: Just like the shutter priority on a DSLR the motion blur can be used to make ghostly images and those cool waterfall effects you see on arty photo places like 500px and DeviantArt

LOW LIGHT: Using the maximum amount of light the camera sensor can pick up, perfect for really dark photography (you can actually take pictures of the night sky!)

LIGHT TRAIL: This is more of an editing feature but with a bit of ‘light painting’ you can knock up some really nice photographs of fireworks or those ones you see of light trails off the back of a speeding car.


The app also the various photo editing tools you get with most photography apps (adjustable focus/exposure, Self Timer etc)

For some awesome real examples search the #slowshuttercam hashtag on Instagram

Slow shutter Cam is available on the appstore now at a bargain 69p

Gaming is always more fun when you’re absolutely annihilating a real person right? Well heres some of the best ways to do that.


This minimalist word game is probably my most played game of all time and easily one of the best free apps you can download.

Connecting you to other players via GameCentre allows you to play unlimited untimed games and make unlimited number of enemies.


The aim of the game is simple: Whoever owns the most letters on the 5×5 grid wins. To claim a letter as your own you just need to use it in a word, the letters don’t even need to be next to each other! Steal your opponents letters to reduce their score and totally surround your letters with your own colour to defend them from being stolen. Words can only be played once so make sure to get the longest possible first. The game ends when the grid is full.

Letterpress is free from the AppStore


You remember Boggle right? Well this is that but without stupid dice things and egg timers. Both players are presented with the same grid of letters and a 2 minute timer and must connect letters in any direction to make as many words as possible before the time is up. Each game is made up three rounds and can be frantic and VERY competitive.


Being able to play against your friends from Facebook & Twitter (absolutely loads of people are on it) as well as random opponents is also a great way to find out which of your mates are completely stupid.

Ruzzle is free on the AppStore


OLO has been out for a while but is a new one to me. A bit like air hockey where you’re flicking puck like things across the board. Each player starts with 5 or 6 OLOs that you have to flick across the screen into your coloured goal, whilst also trying to knock your opponents OLOs out of their goal or reclaim them as your own and it can get very tactical. Whoever has the most points when both players run out of pucks wins. The app itself is very well made with a nice soundtrack and has online leaderboards to keep you trying.


With GameCentre support for online matches as well as local gaming for up to 4 players on the same device this game be really fun.

OLO is priced at £1.49 and is totally worth it

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