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SimCity BuildIt is now available on iOS and Android

SimCity is one of those classic iconic games that has help to shape the video game industry through its many incarnations. There have been mobile versions of SimCity released previously although they have never quite managed to recapture the magic of the big screen original. This may

Why I have (hopefully temporarily) ditched Windows Phone for iOS…

Reader’s beware: this is very much a first world problem!  Nonetheless, for those interested in tech matters it is a real issue.  So, without further ado, here’s my story. Much has been written lately about long-time Windows Phone users switching to other platforms.  This article blames the

A Texting Aid for Drivers – What is this madness?

You can’t text and drive… Texting and Driving is Dangerous so you shouldn’t do it….ever…..so imagine our surprise when we received a press release which seems to promote an app to make texting easier whilst behind the wheel. Available in the App Store now, the “My Phrases”

A terrible effort at a story covering the Tomb Raider II release

Right. Must focus. Must maintain composure throughout this news post. Got an iPhone? Wanna play with Lara Croft? DOAH! Well, that lasted seconds. DOAH! Yesterday Tomb Raider II launched on iOS devices. It’s $1.99 (£1.49 / €1.79). The lovely press people have sent me information about this,

Now unregister your iMessage number easily

If you’re using an iPhone and want to change to another smartphone then you may find that your messages go adrift. Now Apple have a new tool for you. It’ll stop messages vanishing by deregister your phone number from iMessage. When you stop using your iOS based device you

Interactive Books – The magical next step in bed time story telling

Everyone loves a good book, especially when shared with a young one. Colourful, gripping, imagination building, educational, magical, there are many words that can be used to describe a wonderful bed time story. The basic principle behind a story book hasn’t changed that much since their conception,

Google Helps iPhone Owners Make the Switch to Android

There are several reasons why some iPhone users might want to change to an Android based Smartphone but is it as easy as it sounds? There’s a common belief that it’s difficult to switch from an iOS device to Android, and this perception might put off those

Roller Coaster Tycoon 4 Mobile now available on Android

Back in the dark distant past, when the world seemed like it was in black and white I spent my time whiling away the hours playing some classic games.  One of those titles was Chris Sawyer’s Roller Coaster Tycoon.  Creating your own theme park complete with epic

Apple Leaks “iPad Air 2″ and “iPad Mini 3″ in iPad User Guide

Screenshots in Apple’s own iPad iOS 8 User Guide appear to have officially leaked the “iPad Air 2″ and “iPad Mini 3″. Both devices share the same design as their previous generations, with the inclusion of Touch ID. It also describes that iPad Air 2 will be receiving

Why Skylanders Trap Team is an Important Gaming Breakthrough

Skylanders is one of those videogames that transcends the small screen, based around highly detailed toy figures, the Skylanders brand has captured the imagination. The concept behind Skylanders is simple, you purchase a starter pack for your gaming platform of choice which includes the game, a portal

Teen Developers – Marcel Voss

I certainly hope that everybody is enjoying our bi-weekly teen interviews. We had a little incident with our last interview and had to take it down, but I feel like this one is so awesome it’ll make up for it! Marcel is a 17 year old from

Google Creates Local News and Weather App for iOS

In the midst of updates to all their apps, Google today published one that combines local news for your area with the weather and other headlines in one sleek new app. Available for iPhone and iPad, Google says the app is aimed at giving you a personalised view

Apple respond to bendy iPhone situation

So, what sort of approach do you think Apple will take to all this? In the space of a week they’ve infected customers with a U2 album, then they had to promote an antidote to remove it, then there was a rushed update which actually broke phones

StartApp – iOS 8 supporting Mobile Ad Networks

Developers! So, you’ve done the hard bit. You’ve made your app, you’ve crafted it, you’ve spent many sleepless nights ensuring that it’s perfect and squishing any bugs that might be there. That, though, could be the easy bit. Getting noticed out there on the  internet, unless you’ve

bam, Shazam, buy through Google Play, man

For the life of me, I can’t remember when I first used Shazam. I know it was so far back that I used to have to either call or dial a number to let it do its magic. Even when music recognition became built in to smartphones

A big thing happened this morning

Scotland narrowly chose to stay part of the United Kingdom this morning. The Scots showed that an unprecedented level of citizenship is possible with an 87% turn-out – more than any General Election for decades. Despite the “No” vote, today could mark the beginning of a new

Seasonal Cities – Your New Travel Companion

City Guide Books are big business and an almost essential purchase for those visiting a new place on vacation. However like all paper based products they have one major downside, in that they are only as up to date as on the day that they were printed.

Dropbox Suspends Auto-Upload for iOS 8 Launch **UPDATE*

UPDATE Dropbox has released updates to their Dropbox and Carousel apps that fix compatibility issues. Tonight Dropbox announced in a blog post that they are suspending the use of their Camera Upload feature for iOS 8. For those unaware, the feature allows users of their iOS app

What’s next for innovation?

Innovation is a much abused word these days, manufacturers toss the word around like many other clichéd words and phrases in their press releases and promotional materials, sales reps blurt it out regarding every last tiny feature whatever they are trying to sell has. Even I’m contributing

Wait! Never mind the iPhone 6, what’s wrong with the iPhone 5s ?

Today we’re due to see the arrival of the iPhone 6. Apple are in the best position possible really. Whatever they produce. Whatever they announce, it’ll sell. It’ll sell incredibly well, and then some. Before I get the almost inevitable criticism, I should point out that I’m