Amazing Alex review
Within just 8 hours of its debut, Angry Birds maker Rovio’s new title Amazing Alex has already claimed the number one spotas a paid iPhone app in the App Store. The game, which is a revamped version of Casey’s Contraptions, originally developed by Mystery Coconut and Snappy Touch, is based on physics puzzles featuring 100 levels. But is it really that addictive? We gave it a spin to find out the reason behind its popularity.
The game is set in Alex’s home environments and each level requires solving various puzzles with the help of different objects like darts, bowling and tennis balls, balloons, pipes, shelves and more. The game’s physics can be experimented by placing these objects in more than one way. However, It is not necessary to use all the objects available.
Amazing Alex does draw on some elements from Angry Birds presenting a similar look and feel. But it does not give the same level of excitement that you get when you smash the powerful birds at the pigs.
Though initially it seems like even a child can figure out the solutions, it eventually does get quite challenging. What’s disappointing is that there is no motivation to come back once you fail at a level. It might get frustrating for some, compelling them only to quit or ask for someone’s help.
Collecting stars has no concrete purpose as opposed to Angry Birds where 3 stars were a reward for completing the level with minimum birds. Even Cut the Rope had track of scores and minimum number of stars were required to unlock further levels. Basic incentives like making high scores, being rewarded for completing a level faster or in a single chance are missing.
Arranging objects to collect all three stars also gets tough. You may find yourself rearranging a whole sequence from a different perspective to get all of them.
Overall, no doubt the game is fun, but something does feel amiss here. Is it the lack of any hateful character like Angry Birds where the grunting pigs always made you want to defeat them no matter what? Well, it’s hard to say.
Rovio has promised to offer regular free updates for the game as it did for Angry Birds. We hope that the updates do bring along more excitement. In Alex’s world. While Android users can get a glimpse of Amazing Alex with 16 free levels, iOS users have to pay $0.99 for the iPhone version and $2.99 for the iPad version.
LinkedIn Apps for Lumia
Connect to the world’s largest professional network, on your Nokia Lumia
Social networks are a great way of sharing what’s new in your life. Whether it be that new puppy you’ve just bought, your latest blog post, or your availability for new employment. The best place for the latter of those three updates would be to send it to your LinkedIn profile. The LinkedIn appon your Nokia Lumia smartphone keeps you one touch away from finding that perfect job you’ve always wanted.
Social networks are all about connecting you with people you know, and on occasion, sometimes people you don’t. However, LinkedIn is a little different. It often reminds users to connect with people you truly know and who you may have done business with. This ensures that the professional connection between people is that much stronger.
LinkedIn already has over 161 million members in over 200 different countries, making this the world’s largest professional network and the perfect tool to show what you’re capable of, career-wise.
The LinkedIn app gives you access to all the things you’d expect to find on the online version.
The LinkedIn Today tile within the app dynamically updates with the day’s latest LinkedIn news. If you see something you want to read later, you can save it to the saved section.
If you’re wanting to keep up-to-date with your LinkedIn groups, there’s the groups tile that also suggests other groups you might like to join.
Whether you’re looking for a change of career, or just looking to stay informed of what jobs are going in your field, hit the jobs tile. You’ll be presented with a list of suggested jobs. If you see something you think you’d like to apply for, scroll through the job description and contact the person who posted it.
Not only would you have just applied for that new dream job, but also made a contact who may contact you for future positions should this application not be accepted.
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Then finally, there’s the You section. This is where you can see your own profile. You’ve also got access to your connections list, your latest updates, and a brief of your past and current employment history. From here you can also connect with new people through the people you may know section.
There’s much more to explore with this LinkedIn app, and we recommend you download it today and make some professional connections. It’s free and is available to download for the Nokia Lumia 610, Nokia Lumia 710, Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 900
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Replayed TV lovers rejoice! The TiVo for Android app has finally landed in the Play store! Previously limited only to iOS devices, the TiVo app can now be downloaded and will turn your Android device into the ultimate “command center for your TiVo DVR. ”
TiVo® DVR and non-TiVo DVR customers can get the TiVo experience in the palm of their hands with the FREE TiVo app – including Suddenlink and RCN Premiere DVRs. Turn your Android phone or 7inch tablet into command central for your TiVo DVR. Now you can search, browse, discover and share without ever interrupting the show you’re watching. Quickly surface new content, view guides, schedule and manage recordings, get recommendations, or dig deeper into a particular actor’s entire resume—all using intuitive, gesture-based interaction.
The free app brings a whole slew of handy features to your living room such as an in-depth channel guide showing programs up to 14 days in advance, remote control functionality, programming and actor info, storage monitoring, and Season Pass management. To check out even more features and to get in on the action, hit up one of the source links below.