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By Simon Burns On 26 Jul, 2014 At 02:59 PM | Categorized As Android, Featured, Reviews | With 0 Comments
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Side on fighting games have never, truly worked on touch screen devices. Yes, there have been a few notable strong efforts over the last few years, from some absolutely massive developers, such as Capcom and Namco. The problem, as far as I can see it, is that there are few truly talented developers creating fighting […]


By Simon Burns On 24 Jul, 2014 At 06:12 PM | Categorized As Android, Featured Reviews, Reviews | With 1 Comment
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Now, I know this is going to come across as really shallow and make me sound like one of those graphics-loving console gamers, but MailWise really is an absolutely gorgeous looking email app. You can tell that the developer has meticulously crafted every screen, as from the compose screen to the account set up assistant, […]


By Simon Burns On 24 Jul, 2014 At 03:08 PM | Categorized As Android, Reviews | With 0 Comments
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Optimisation seems to be the latest key word in Android Apps. Android allows apps to do far more than they can do on iOS, so speed boosting and memory cleaning can be incredibly important for users, especially as their devices get fuller and fuller and the Android OS gets more bloated. Users with older phones […]


By Simon Burns On 22 Jul, 2014 At 01:41 PM | Categorized As iPhone, Reviews | With 0 Comments
hit the spot

Hit The Spot for iPhone and iPad, available¬†through the Apple iTunes App Store, is a nice little diversion of a game that presses all the right buttons, but just falls short in terms of content, options and modes. The game is very simple. You have to touch a green spot on the screen, without missing […]


By Simon Burns On 21 Jul, 2014 At 10:51 AM | Categorized As Android, Featured Reviews | With 0 Comments
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We have been pretty lucky recently here at The Smartphone App¬†Review. We have reviewed a series of games that really don’t look like much, yet turn out to be absolute little gems full of gameplay and innovation. We are pleased to say that you can add Heartbreak, available for Android through the Google Play app […]


By Simon Burns On 10 Jul, 2014 At 11:32 AM | Categorized As Android, Featured, Featured Reviews, Reviews | With 0 Comments
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Guess The Word, or Tidy Up as it is otherwise known, available for Android through the Google Play Store, is an addictive and moreish treat that deserves a lot of attention as an interesting puzzle word game with added social elements and a real feeling of progression. The game stars Terry the penguin, who appears […]


By Simon Burns On 8 Jul, 2014 At 07:01 PM | Categorized As Featured, Featured Reviews, iPhone, Reviews | With 0 Comments
simple ball iphone

I have to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from Simple Ball. It looks almost too simple for its own good, and I thought it would be just a poorer cousin of many other similar games that I have covered here at The Smartphone App Review. Well, as it turns out, I was completely wrong, […]


By Simon Burns On 7 Jul, 2014 At 10:13 AM | Categorized As Android, Reviews | With 0 Comments
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The Android lock screen has always been something that users of Google’s mobile OS have been particularly proud of, especially in the days before iOS7 when iPhone users had the most boring and limited lockscreen imaginable. It said straight away that this phone is a little bit different. Now, the most famous of all of […]


By Simon Burns On 28 Jun, 2014 At 10:44 AM | Categorized As iPhone, Reviews | With 0 Comments
pushthescapiphone

I like simple mobile games. Yes, you can have super complex 3D games that are not far short of what a console can produce, on an iPhone these days, but a large part of mobile gaming remains in the domain of the simple mini game. Push The Cap! definitely falls into the category, as it […]


By Simon Burns On 26 Jun, 2014 At 04:34 PM | Categorized As Android, Reviews | With 2 Comments
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One of the most exciting things about owning an Android device is the OS customisation options. With a flexibility just not rivalled by either iOS or Windows Phone, the ability to change the entire look and feel of your phone or tablet is a fantastic part of what makes Android what it is. When you […]