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Battle to Victory in Mech Rush

May 27, 2016 by macjeff

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Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Booty Bay Limited brings Mech Rush to the ever expanding lineup of endless runner games.

Mech Rush is well designed fun and challenging game that really sets itself apart from average endless runners with fun personalization features throughout.

Features:

The features of this app could pretty much be guessed just based on its name alone. Mech Rush is a mech-based free runner app that sets players free to create their own characters.

Each decision you make can alter the way your Mech conquers in-app obstacles; this makes it possible to switch up the skill sets of your character really easily to allow for maximal personalization.

In-game levels are all different, with impressive graphics throughout the different worlds you have to run/battle through.

Thankfully the controls on Mech Rush are easy to use and really make sense, particularly if you’re used to other similar endless runner games.

Bosses of each world keep this game interesting, with each one being an entirely different challenge to conquer.  Mech Rush loads and operates smoothly on compatible iOS devices; I didn’t have any problem with lag when playing this app.

Appearance and Layout:

Mech Rush iPhone App Review

Mech Rush iPhone Game

Mech Rush, like many other games in its genre, doesn’t have to focus on graphics and appearance as the main contributor to its appeal.

However, the makers of Mech Rush definitely put a good deal of attention into the graphics of their game; Mech Rush’s characters and levels all have details in them that are way above par for free apps of its type.

The screen for setting your particular Mech options seems a little bit crowded, but this can be expected when considering the number of different ways that Mech Rush allows you to vary your character design.

Navigation through Mech Rush is easy as well, and for anyone who is already familiar with endless runner concepts, Mech Rush won’t be hard to get the hang of at all.

Value:

Mech Rush is a free app. It has got great graphics for a free runner game, and the controls work well for the style of the game.

Mech Rush is definitely a challenging game, but the level of difficulty is far from impossible.

While it’s hard to recommend Mech Rush over a lot of the other free runner apps on the market today, it is fair to say that this app can certainly hold its own.

In fact, for fans of Mechs, Mech Rush just might be the ideal free runner game.

download (3)Mech Rush iPhone app requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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Free Apps to Download TODAY ONLY 05/27/2016

May 27, 2016 by macjeff

Amplifind Music Player and Visualizer , Animal Math Games for Kids in Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Learning Numbers, Counting, Addition and Subtraction Premium , Stackables - Layered Textures, Effects, and Masks and more

iPhone:

Stackables - Layered Textures, Effects, and Masks ( $2.99 → FREE )

Choose any photo from your library or take a new one from within the app. You’ll then see a scrollable list of more than 200 unique effects, filters, and textures appear down the right-hand side of the screen. Stackables allows you to apply as many or as few of these as you like by creating separate layers for each. The layers can be customized in a variety of ways, and you’re able to rearrange them after the fact by dragging and dropping them into place. The app also includes 20 professional adjustment tools, the ability to create your own formulas and share them via email, and three resolutions to choose from.

Universal:

Amplifind Music Player and Visualizer ( $2.99 → FREE )

For us, Amplifind is all about the visuals. Those crazy, trippy visuals! You’re able to sort and play all of the music from your library, or pull music from cloud services like SoundCloud and Spotify. Songs can be favorited for quick access later on, searched for, and added to playlists. Then hit play and watch them come to life through the 10 built-in visualizers. Album artwork can take the place of the visualizers if you desire, and you’re able to choose from seven color themes.

Animal Math Games for Kids in Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Learning Numbers, Counting, Addition and Subtraction Premium ( $3.99 → FREE )

To help each animal make their way home, your child will need to successfully complete a variety of math activities. Math activities range from adding and subtracting to counting and identifying geometric shapes. The app includes a total of 13 adorable animals to help home, and more than 100 activities. It also includes professional narration and instructions, and loads of positive encouragement.

Skiplayer – the simplest 'safety first' car player for your everyday commute. ( $3.99 → FREE )

Pressing teeny, tiny little buttons while driving is not only difficult but also dangerous. Skiplayer helps you stay safe by doing away with albums and playlists and instead shuffling your entire library. It also turns your iDevice’s screen into one big controller, allowing you to tap to pause, swipe to skip, and tap and hold to never hear a song again.

DayCost Pro - Personal Finance, Money Manager, Income, Expense & Budget ( $2.99 → FREE )

It takes mere seconds to record a transaction in DayCost. Just swipe down on the screen, pick a category, enter an amount, and swipe up to record. You’re also able to attach a payment type, photo, and note to your transactions. DayCost allows you to create a budget and view graphical reports to keep your finances in check. It also includes passcode protection, iCloud support, and the ability to create custom categories.

Gunpowder ( $3.99 → FREE )

Boss Grimshaw has stolen all of the town’s gold and locked it up in piggy banks and safes. It’s up to you to save the day by leading trails of fire to the explosives. You’re able to utilize everything from flaming wagons to cannons, but be prepared for anything, because Grimshaw is one tricky bandit. The game includes a total of 150 levels to play through.

LightWeaver – Cool photo effects ( $2.99 → FREE )

LightWeaver hunts down the edges and contours of your photos and bleeds out pixels in every direction. You’re able to choose from dozens upon dozens of effects and tweak them in a variety of ways. You’re also able to add color overlays. The whole idea is to tinker and see what you can come up with.

Stackables for iPad - Layered Textures, Effects, and Masks ( $2.99 → FREE )

Choose any photo from your library or take a new one from within the app. You’ll then see a scrollable list of more than 200 unique effects, filters, and textures appear down the right-hand side of the screen. Stackables allows you to apply as many or as few of these as you like by creating separate layers for each. The layers can be customized in a variety of ways, and you’re able to rearrange them after the fact by dragging and dropping them into place. The app also includes 20 professional adjustment tools, the ability to create your own formulas and share them via email, and three resolutions to choose from.

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Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

May 27, 2016 by macjeff

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store.

The post Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source link: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/daily-app-deals-ios-05-27-2016/

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Weed through your emails with natural gestures in Morning Mail for iPhone

May 26, 2016 by macjeff

Instead of waking up to tons of unread messages, most of which are probably spam, wouldn’t it be nice if your email client separated new messages from the other ones, so that weeding through your inbox in the morning were a breeze?

That’s exactly the problem that a free iPhone app by Moscow-based developer Andrey Usoltsev, aptly named Morning Mail, solves efficiently with its focus on natural gestures and simplicity.

Billed as "Tinder for mail", this lightweight app shows only one new email at a time, presented in the form of a card that you can swipe away. Other gestures are available for sorting out your morning emails easily, but email die-hards can optionally explore their messages in the traditional list view as well.

Tinder for mail

After launching the app, you will be asked to connect with your favorite email service. Morning Mail supports Gmail, iCloud and Yahoo Mail accounts but you can only add one account without upgrading via the In-App Purchase mechanism.

If you’re one of the people who always want to keep their inbox clean, Morning Mail will help you get to inbox zero by separating new emails from other mail, so that you can deal with them in the morning more easily. In the video below, you can see how the app represents new emails as cards which can easily be sorted out with simple gestures, one at a time.

To delete the message, swipe its card to the left. Swiping to the right archives the message while swiping down marks it as read/unread. You can also perform these actions by tapping the three icons at the bottom of the email card.

List view, composing and more

If you’d rather sort through your emails in list view, you can.

Just tap the Inbox tab alongside the bottom to view your emails in the traditional list view. Individual messages can be swiped left/right in list view to delete/archive them. To see your archived messages, tap the Archive tab at the bottom.

Tapping the More tab shows you additional mailboxes, such as Trash, Sent, Junk and more, depending on your account type.

Tapping the Pencil icon in the tab area alongside the bottom launches a compose sheet, allowing you to quickly fire up a message to a contact. It’s interesting that Morning Mail supports sending multiple photo attachments.

Just tap the blue Attachments icon in the message body, choose Add Photo and then select an image from your Photos library to attach to the message. Tapping the button again lets you review your attachments, add more photos to the message and remove ones you have already attached.

Using multiple inboxes

As mentioned, you only get to use a single email account at a time.

Adding additional accounts requires a one-time 99-cent In-App Purchase per account, or you can buy a $4.99 Unlimited upgrade to add as many inboxes as you like.

Thankfully, developer has added another interesting upgrade option for those short on cash: Pay by Share. With Pay by Share, tweeting out about the app or sharing Morning Mail on Facebook gives you an additional inbox at no charge.

This is probably the smartest way to have the best of both worlds: a freemium app that anyone can download and start using without paying a cent, with the option to support the developer by purchasing additional accounts or get a bonus mailbox by helping spread the word about Morning Mailbox on social media.

Snoozing, more providers and other upcoming features

In its upcoming update, Morning Mail will brought out the snooze feature.

If you don’t want to determine whether the message at hand should be deleted, read or archived and would like to deal with it at a later stage, you will be able to swipe up to reveal the Snooze option, as evidenced on the teaser image below.

As you can see for yourself, emails can be snoozed until later today (6pm), tomorrow (8am) or next week (Monday at 9am). Usoltsev has not said whether there will be a setting to customize snooze times as it would certainly make a nice addition.

The developer is also working on an Android edition of Morning Mail and has confirmed that a future update will add support for labels and Outlook.com/Exchange accounts, Yandex Mail and a bunch of other providers, support for signatures, push notifications, the ability to customize swipe actions and more.

Pricing and availability

Morning Mail requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 8.0 or later. The app is English-only and lacks a native watchOS 2 component for your Apple Watch and iPad-optimized interface.

Download Morning Mail free of charge from the App Store.

Source link: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/05/26/morning-mail-for-iphone/

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Tip: create empty spaces between apps on the Home screen, no jailbreak needed

May 26, 2016 by macjeff

One of the top things that those without jailbreaks wish they could do is put blank spaces between app icons on the Home screen.

Whether it’s to help with your creative organization technique, or to simply add a personal touch or pattern to your Home screen, you may be excited to hear that it’s possible to create blank spaces between your app icons on a completely stock, non-jailbroken iOS device.

In this tutorial, we’ll talk about how you can generate blank spaces between your app icons on the Home screen, as shown above, without having a jailbreak.

Creating blank spaces between iOS app icons

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So if you’ve made it this far, then you’re probably interested in how to create blank spaces between your app icons on the Home screen without that prized jailbreak you’re missing.

An online utility that you can visit in Safari known as iEmpty will allow you to do this.

With this process, dummy app icons are created on the Home screen that make up puzzle pieces of your unique wallpaper. Because they will blend right in to your wallpaper, it’ll appear as though the app icons are actually blank.

Is it making sense yet? If not, don’t worry because we’re going to show you how this works.

Because this is a rather cumbersome process, I won’t waste any more of your time; instead, we’ll get right into how to do it.

Using iEmpty, the Gridlock for non-jailbroken devices

To make blank app icons on your device, you’ll want to follow these steps precisely:

1) On your Home screen, enter ‘jiggle’ mode by tapping and hold on one of your app icons.

2) While you’re in jiggle mode, go to the last page where you have no apps.

3) Take a screenshot by pressing both the Home button and power button simultaneously. This puts a picture of your wallpaper in the Photo Library.

4) Launch Safari and type http://iempty.tooliphone.net into the URL bar, then tap Go.

5) After visiting the website, you will need to tap on the Customize button.

6) Next, tap on the Custom Mode button, and on the following page, you’ll tap on the Add button.

7) Now, you’ll be asked to upload the screenshot you took earlier. Tap on the Choose File button.

8) From the pop-up menu, tap on the Photo Library button and then select the screenshot you took from your Photo Library.

9) You should now see a preview of the screenshot in the web interface. Tap on the orange Upload Photo button if it looks correct.

10) Now you’ll see a large version of your screenshot with a grid of blank app icons. Tap on one of the icons in the grid where you want a blank space to appear on your Home screen.

11) iEmpty will now generate an app icon based off of the piece of your wallpaper you chose. Tap on the Share button in Safari’s bottom navigation bar.

12) Tap on the Add to Home Screen button in Apple’s share sheet.

13) Without modifying any of the information in the Add to Home interface, tap on the Add button to add the icon to your Home screen.

14) The icon is added to your Home screen with a blank name. Drag it to the proper location to create the illusion of a blank space between your app icons:

15) Repeat the process in steps 10-14 over and over for each app icon you wish to create, then just drag them to the desired location:

Pro Tip: You can simply tap on the back button in Safari to return to your wallpaper page; there is no need to re-upload your Home screen wallpaper screenshot each and every time you want to make an icon. Instead, just keep tapping on the spots in the grid where you want a blank icon to appear and a new icon will be generated to be used.

The caveats

This method works well to create a visually appealing illusion of having blank spaces between your app icons on the Home screen without a jailbreak, but there are some caveats to discuss. So we’ll briefly touch on those.

First of all, you’re creating Safari bookmark links on your Home screen. This means that when you accidentally tap on one of the blank spaces, you’re going to be sent to the iEmpty website in the Safari app and you’ll have to close Safari to get back to the Home screen. It can get annoying if you’re clumsy, so I suggest you take care not to tap on the ‘blank’ spaces of your Home screen.

Moreover, the icons are not transparent, so as you scroll through your Home screen pages and the dynamic of the icons changes, you will still see the icons. An example of what I mean can be seen below:

Overall, swipe animations are relatively fast, so this is a nit-picky beef on my end. The icons quickly disappear from sight as the Home screen aligns itself after every scroll.

Because of the aforementioned issue, I can see where Parallax effects might cause the icons to become slightly visible. I haven’t really tested Parallax effects that much because I’m not really a fan of them and I keep them turned off, but it’s something to keep in mind for those of you who do use them.

On a positive note, if you ever wanted to remove the blank spots, all you would need to do is delete the bookmarklets from your Home screen and the space would be occupied by the next available app icon.

Wrapping up

For a solution that doesn’t require a jailbreak at all, iEmpty is a great free way to get blank spaces between the app icons on your Home screen so it looks the way you want it to look.

There are obviously some caveats, but nothing will ever be as streamlined as a jailbreak tweak that gives you the control you want over your device. Hopefully a jailbreak doesn’t take too much longer, but to hold you over until then, I’d recommend checking out iEmpty.

Also read: How to theme your Home screen app icons without a jailbreak

Do you like to have empty spaces on your Home screen between your app icons? Share in the comments!

Source link: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2016/05/26/create-empty-spaces-between-apps-home-screen-without-jailbreak/

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