Archive for the ‘iOS’ Category

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NuGuard KXs Screen Protector for iPhone 4/5

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

KXs_iphone4Manufacturer: Newer Technology
Current Retail Price: $9.99 (“Case Friendly” 4/4S) / $10.79 (Full Size 4/4S)

Let’s face it, there are thousands of kinds of screen protectors for smartphones these days.  I personally have paid everywhere from about $2.00 to $30.00 for screen protectors of varying quality for my iPhone over the years.  Not all screen protectors are made equal either, each one seems to tout a different feature: anti-glare, extra clarity, multiple Hs of hardness, even extra-oleophobic surfaces.  I even ordered “Diamond” screen protectors once thinking that they would be “tough like a diamond” and when they arrived they were so full of sparkles that they considerably obstructed the iPhone screen.  To compliment their NuGuard KX line of slimmer protective iPhone cases (that we quite liked) NewerTech recently launched the NuGuard KXs line of screen protectors for the iPad, iPhone, and even Galaxy S4.  These screen protectors (or “screen armour”) claim to go a step further in protecting your costly devices’ screens by adding a moderate level of impact absorption into the mix.  Does the NuGuard KXs follow in the footsteps of its namesake or does it just blend in with the screen protecting masses?  Read on to find out how impactful our impression is of this new screen protection contender.


Punch Quest (iOS) – Usagi Plays

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Logan experiences a world of Rabid Goaticorn Attacks and PUNCHING on his iPhone.

We won’t punch you if you don’t like/comment/subscribe, but we can’t promise we won’t think about it.

Star Wars Pinball Pack 1 (PS3/PS Vita)

Saturday, April 13th, 2013


Developer: Zen Studios
Publisher: Zen Studios
Genre: Pinball
Players: 1
Console Reviewed: PS3/PS Vita (PSN)
Also Available On: Xbox 360 (XBLA), PC/Mac, iOS, Android
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Progress: Played each board several times on both systems and achieved decent high scores

Zen Pinball 2 and its inexplicably numerous variations on just about every currently available platform is about as ubiquitous as a pinball platform could possibly be.  In most of its forms, the core Zen Pinball 2 platform is free with extremely protracted demos of a few available tables included, so you’re expected to purchase packs of pinball tables to get any real gaming experience out of the game.  The first three of ten planned Star Wars themed DLC pinball tables for the Zen Pinball 2 suite were launched recently with designs based on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the character Boba Fett and the animated TV series The Clone Wars.  Is the Force with this first batch of pinball tables or do they belong to the ever-growing dark side of licensed Star Wars video games? Read on to see how we liked our pinball Jedi training.


NuGuard KX iPhone 4/4S/5 Case

Friday, March 8th, 2013


There are a lot of cases on the market for iPhones that protect them by surrounding them in thick metal, rubber, or both.  These cases, while utilitarian to some degree, always add an ungodly amount of bulk to your once sleek and portable device.  For many consumers, including myself, a huge bulky phone is too high of a price to pay for ultimate protection and peace of mind.  Newer Technology is attempting to bridge the gap between inconveniently bulky protective cases and the sleeker, less protective ones that many opt for instead with their NuGuard KX Protective Case line for the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5.  So is their new case as tough as nails or like nails on a chalkboard?  Find out what we thought about our time with the NuGuard KX after the jump.


This Is Not an App (iOS)

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012


Progress: More or less completed all 50 pages

An author and illustrator named Keri Smith has put out a successful series of books including Wreck This Journal and This Is Not a Book in which many of the pages are largely blank and the reader is encouraged to do different creative things on each page.  Attempting to harness the creative potential of iOS devices, Penguin Group has released app versions based on these books and we were given the opportunity to put This Is Not an App through its paces.  Does the app open up a creative wonderland on your iOS device or is it just one of the many apps out there of questionable merit?  Read on to find out if we think it really is an app in spite of its claims to the contrary.


WordTag (iOS)

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Genre: Social Word Game
Players: 2 online
Progress: Reached level 13

Social games and word games on iOS are a dime a dozen. Social word games? Maybe a dime per a dozen and a half. Juxta Labs’ WordTag is one of the more recent entries into the social word game fray and promises to be like the popular app Draw Something except with words instead of pictures.  Does it do enough to differentiate itself from the crowd or does it fall by the wayside as so many other apps often do? Read on to see what we think about WordTag.


Point Review: Ski Safari (iOS)

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Genre: Action
Players: 1
Progress: High score of 474804

The “run for your life” sub-genre of games has been a popular one on mobile devices and this latest entry in that category of games adds a winter twist. Instead of running out of sunlight, time or health this time around the player is trying to stay ahead of the snowy terror that is an avalanche! Is it innovative and fun enough to stand out among the pack? Read on to find out…


Point Review: Fertang (iOS/Android)

Friday, May 4th, 2012


Genre: Board Game
Players: 1-2
Hours Played: 2
Progress: Played several rounds on all three computer difficulties and against friends

Both the App Store and Google Play are awash with Chess and Checkers games.  Some may look better or load faster than others, some are even in 3D, but they all basically offer you the same two games that humanity has been playing for centuries.  This is where the new app Fertang comes in.  Claiming to be a pleasant and refreshing mix of chess and checkers, Fertang is vying for a place on our phones and in our hearts as our new strategy board game of choice.  Is this app as fun to play as it is to say or is it just another thrown-together money grab trying to capitalize on today’s healthy app market?  Read on to see what we think.


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