You might think that The Impossible Game is yet another running and jumping game, where you have one control (in this case tapping on the screen) to make your character avoid the obstacles. On a superficial level you'd be right, but as the game speed increases there's simply not enough time for "an older reviewer" like me to react to the terrain and decide the correct course of action. But there's more to it than reaction time.
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At the end of last year David reviewed Coming Next, an application which provides an agenda like view for calendar entries and an improved Calendar widget for the homescreen. In this follow up mini-review we're going to take another look at the application, highlighting an extra set of functionality, which is available if you download the application from its own website, rather than the Ovi Store. Additionally, this also gives an opportunity to provide a quick look video review of the application.
One of the most popular widgets for the homescreens of Nokia's Symbian phones is the shortcut widget. It provides quick access to up to four applications, games or web bookmarks. However, using multiple instances of this widget can fill up valuable widget slots. This is where the Favourite Apps widget comes in. Taking up just one widget slot, it provides quick access to fifteen shortcuts.
Are you feeling protective, but that you need some space in your life? Then you might be the ideal candidate play Alpha Wave, and protect our moon base from that impending meteor shower. Yes, that meteor shower, up there! We love classic game genres and Alpha Wave seems to be taking on two at once, by combining Space Invaders with Asteroids. Read on to find out how well the combination works.
Following my review of the comprehensive (but very expensive) OtterBox Commuter case, I thought it only fair to round off 'accessory week' with a look at its vastly cheaper sister case, the Impact. Living up to its name, it provides significant drop protection and is superbly constructed - I think we may have a winner, especially in the value for money stakes.
Eurovision is nearly here, and everyone is asking who is going to win (my money, literally, is on Iceland by the way). Marvellous have a polling application, The People's Panel, which is going to try and answer that. Unfortunately, the public are just as fickle on their smartphone as they are on voting in the Song Contest itself.
Accessory week here on AAS rolls on.... (at least for me!), with the Trexta-made and Nokia branded CC-3002 'Hard cover', available in grey, red or blue. Could this be the perfect low profile N8 in-situ case or will this too fall at the last hurdle?
In the age of smartphone applications, it's easy to understate the value of the humble SMS, but text messages account for the majority usage of mobile phones. Even though most tariffs have a reasonable allowance for SMS, the limits are still within sight for heavy users. What's more, on a per-byte basis, SMS is very expensive. This is where Whatsapp steps in, offering an Internet-based SMS/MMS alternative, which doesn't limit the amount of messages you can send or even which part of the world you're sending them to. Read on to find out more.
The accessory genre of portable battery pack is well established, of course - the Proporta ones are best known. But a twist on the concept is to have solar input as well, giving extra flexibility when away from computers and power sources. The Scosche solBAT II Solar is a recent example, so I got it in for review, only to find a showstopping problem almost immediately. It's interesting tech though, so do please read on...
After my initial roundup of traditional 'pouch' or enveloping cases for the Nokia N8, I've been trying a number of sleeker, 100% in-situ alternatives. The latest in this accessory genre is the rather sumptuous OtterBox Commuter, providing premium look and feel, together with what amounts to comprehensive protection. With only a couple of small caveats, this is a case well worth investigating.