Five reviews in one, I look at the range of metronomes currently offered in the Ovi Store. For the budding musician, an accurate metronome can be a vital tool and it's one less gadget to forget if the function's built into your smartphone. Here then are reviews of Metronome, KopKop Metronome, Professional Metronome, Metronome Touch and METRONOMi. Between them, can they keep your strummings, pluckings and blowing in perfect time? Maybe. Just maybe.
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Zen-like puzzles? Chill out? Casual and fun? Yes, the flavour text for Escape certainly appeals to me. The game itself does deliver, but with a few quirks and one gotcha in the game design. I wouldn't say it's zen, but it's certainly a relaxing and slow paced little number that I'm enjoying.
Still, technically, in 'beta', and strictly for the graphics-accelerated Symbian^3 phones, Nokia 3D World Gaze is now mature enough to stand review - it's an augmented reality application with a difference, drawing on Panoramio, Wikinews and GeoNames public data sources to produce a genuinely unique view of our world. In terms of geospatial awareness (i.e. knowing where you are and what's immediately around you) it's totally the wrong tool - but for a beautiful, quirky and interesting look at the planet we live on, it can't be beaten.
Here comes (yet) another streaming music application. It does everything that all the other streaming music applications do (with some wrinkles), it looks quite nice, and it gets the job done. In a market with a number of solutions, Deezer's only issue is that some of its features are geographically locked out.
File Transfer Protocol, or FTP for short, is an old school way of moving files from one computer to another. While most people will never need to use it, some of us do. So, having a device without that capability can be a stumbling block. If you’ve needed an FTP client on your Symbian^3 device, then Toad FTP might be what you’re looking for. Let’s see how it performs.
The Wall Street Journal is a well known publication, one which is trying to find a way through the new age of content distribution. While the options for how to do that with Symbian are limited, it looks like they might just have found a way. The Wall Street Journal app brings both free and paid for content to your Symbian device. Read on to find out how well it works.
Developers SwanAngel promise a lot in the Ovi Store description of their latest game: "[IronPlane] is a arcade shooter where you take control of a advanced aircraft and fight aliens in different worlds." If only they could design an arcade game that's as slick and skilled as their copywriters, they might have a hit on their hands.
What happens if you decide to make a mobile version of Worms? By that, I don't mean you simply transpose the code from a platform version to the device, with everything intact (see here), because while you have a perfect copy of the game, it's not been designed with a mobile user in mind. But that's about to change with Jelly Wars.
Not content with creating the rather super Real Golf 2011 HD, Gameloft has come up with a quirky sister game. Let's Golf! 2 HD takes the same golf engine, morphs the graphics into a trademark cartoon/manga style, adds outrageously themed hole designs and even endows each of the 8 different golfers with special powers.... The result is still golf, but not quite as you're used to seeing it. On the other hand, there are core improvements here and enough eye candy here to give you cavities!
Never trust anyone that updates Shakespeare for the kids. Does that hold true for classics like Monopoly? Let's find out as EA Mobile bring "Monopoly U Build", with hexagonal boards, new buildings, and a lot more cash (millions!) to the smartphone gaming world.