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Reviews
Hexiled Word Challenge

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 19th, 2014

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I spend a fair amount of time playing Words With Friends. It’s a neat Scrabble clone that allows me to stretch my brain muscles a bit – but the down side of the game is that I need to wait for other people to take their turns. Enter Triplezero’s free-to-play word game called Hexiled Word Challenge. Hexiled is more like Boggle than Scrabble, and is easy to pick up and play. As an added bonus, it is a single-player game – so I don’t have to wait for anyone! The game-play is sound, the production is great and it is addictive – to a point.

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Reviews
SpellGrid

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 6th, 2014

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I am something of a word game nut. I love games like Scrabble and Boggle – pretty much anything that allows you to take a limited form factor and get creative with it. So when I fired up SpellGrid Labs’ minimalist word game, I felt right at home. If you are a word game enthusiast, then SpellGrid will be right up your alley. Even if you’re not a word-savvy individual, SpellGrid is easy to learn, fun to play, and it’s free!

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Reviews
Headless

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 25th, 2014

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Human beings are fascinated and inspired by the strangest things. For instance, take Miracle Mike, the headless chicken. Born in 1945, Mike was beheaded and lived for 18 months! Now, he has been spiritually brought back in an endless running game on iOS and Android called Headless (developed by Double Smith), which is free-to-play and is as much fun as it is tongue-in-cheek.

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Reviews
Sonic Jump Fever

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 20th, 2014

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Sonic Jump Fever, a free-to-play title from SEGA (available for Android and iOS), is a jumping platformer in which you guide your character ever upwards. The title is similar to Doodle Jump, albeit with a bit more flash. It can be fun at times, but the ever-looming micro-transactions have a tendency to dampen one’s enjoyment.

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Reviews
Kiwaka

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 19th, 2014

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Recently, I reviewed an eBook called Kiwaka Story (by international mobile app developer LANDKA). The plot of the eBook revolved around four interesting animals from Africa and their quest to learn about the stars (specifically, the constellations). LANDKA has created a game (designed for iPod, iPhone and iPad) called Kiwaka, that acts as a spiritual companion to the eBook. The game is not built for the hardcore gamer; but it is a very cool way to learn about the constellations – especially if you have kids.

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Kiwaka Story

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 17th, 2014

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Smallest Thumbs and I are suckers for a good story. Kiwaka Story, an eBook from international mobile app company LANDKA, tells a tale that can be enjoyed by the whole family. This app, which is designed for iPod, iPhone and iPad, is entertaining and educational.

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Reviews
Brydge+ with Speakers
Utility and Then Some!

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 1st, 2014

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While the iPad on-screen keyboard is fairly easy to use, it is still not perfect. I am particular when it comes to screen real estate – I like to see the big picture; plus, I also like the tactile feedback of a physical keyboard (although the LG G2 does a good job of emulating that feeling – at the cost of battery life). Out of all the different Bluetooth-enabled keyboards out there, one of the nicest that I have seen is the Brydge+ keyboard with speaker. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but it is definitely worth the money thanks to a high level of utility and a surprising bonus feature.

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