Jan 28, 2010
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Jan 22, 2010
Phone tested on: Nexus One
The Rescue of Ginger is a really cute interactive storybook that I was pleased to see my boys, who are 5 and 8, enjoy! They are Mario Kart fans and I thought this would be too simple. But they especially got a kick out of the dancing mice at the end. It kept them busy for at least 25 minutes before they moved on to a game that blew stuff up. The target audiance is younger, and Ive read reviews of people saying "my 18 month old loved this". I tried the game with a friends baby and he was intrigued by the game but by no means able to play it himself. I also let several girls aged 5 to 8 play the game too.
The game is very simple and sweet, something parents can appreciate. The child touches arrows to move between the pages or have the page repeated. Except for the baby, all the kids figured this out on their own and were able to navigate the game without any assistance. The story is read out loud by the different characters in funny voices, as they search for their pet cat, Ginger. There are interactive objects on each page, mostly mice, that they can touch too. There is color and shape recognition and some counting, throughout the game.
Ginger is also available on the iPhone.
Phone tested on: Nexus One
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this game to review.
Jan 21, 2010
This is my 8 yr olds absolute favorite game on my Android. It can keep him busy for way longer then he should be allowed to play it. The Lite version is Ad supported, but I didn't even notice the ads, they didn't get in the way of the game or keep popping up.
In the game you are a soldier on the ground that is being fired on from jets, airplanes and helicopters. Some drop paratroopers that can also attack you. You can fire on all the objects with your "bazooka" as my son calls it. Hitting an airplane will make it crash land or explode. If you fire on a paratrooper or you are killed there are a few tiny pixals of red (presumably blood) that go flying. It is very WW II style. The further you get in the game, or Waves you progress through, the more planes attack. You have the ability to dig under the ground and objects to hide from bombs.
While I would prefer that my boys weren't drawn to war games, the fact is, they are. As war games go, I think this is fun and simple without displaying too much violence.
Price: Free Ad supported/ .99 Full
Phones test on: Nexus One
Jan 20, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
- Facebook - scroll through friends statuses and update your own
- Weather - Location based weather is displayed
- Google Reader - Displays the number of unread feeds
- Youtube - Upload videos taken on the N1
- Astrid - To Do list management
Jan 12, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
GPS Exercise Apps are big for the active Smartphone crowd, and I really miss the wonderful Runkeeper I had on my iPhone. So I'm in search of an Android App that will help me track my fitness goals! I have tried several of the free GPS Exercise
Jan 8, 2010
So far OurGroceries from Headcode is my app of choice. The best feature is being able to share lists among multiple phones. So my husband can add things to the list himself from his phone (now if only he could do the shopping too!). Apparently this works between platforms too, i.e. between Android and iPhone if your family has both. I like that I can have multiple lists; grocery, Target, Costco, ToDos, etc. You can enter recipes and build a list off of recipes, if you are into that sort of thing too. You do not pick the grocery items off of a list, you enter everything in yourself and it remember it for next time. Some people will like this, other prefer to pick brand names off a list. If that is you, this App probably isn't for you. To mark items off your list, you simply touch the item and it appears in the "Crossed Off" section with a line through it. You can enter multiples of an item and move them from one list to another. Items appear alphabetical on the list, and currently there is no option to change the order.
Jan 7, 2010
- Control which incoming numbers call you where and at what time
- Individualized messages and voice greetings for each contact
- Contacts are integrated with your Google Contacts
- Set up rules that forward calls to different numbers depending on time of day
- Transfer calls between your land line and cell
- Block calls from from specific numbers
- Screen calls and pick up in the middle of the message