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Ginger Roll is a Wild Ride

April 28, 2016 by macjeff

Ginger Roll iPhone Game

Ginger Roll iPhone Game

Ginger Roll is a fresh new arcade game featuring a cool character, beautiful graphics and art-work along with a wonderful storyline.

Its amazing graphics and audio-visual effects establishes Ginger Roll as a great entertainer and one of the best new endless-runner arcade games.

Game Play and Concept

Although it’s not a revolutionary endless running game, it is interesting because of the movements of the lead hero – Saif.

Ginger Roll iPhone Game

Ginger Roll iPhone Game

Ginger Roll, from IRF Media, has interesting physics and it is easy to say that this game has very appealing and entertainingly exciting environments.

We will talk more about that in the following paragraph. The storyline of Ginger Roll is based around the main character – Saif, who is trapped by the child genius Iblis in a Zorb ball.

You need to pass through all the challenges that Iblis has set for you as player. You need to tilt your phone to control the direction inside the ball.

Features

Like we said previously, Ginger Roll features some really exciting graphics, enemies, obstacles and challenges. When you add up that the game has 4 fantastically adventurous worlds, we can say even now that the game is easily worth a buck.

The powerups in this game are also exciting. You can turn the zorb ball from a normal one into a basketball for example.

We were quite pleasantly surprised by the creative minds of the developers. Some powerups are really exciting and you will want to get them again really quickly! As you progress you can unlock different characters, powerups and costumes.

While this platform game features great graphics and sound effects, as you pass through it you will have hard time playing it for a long time.

It gets messy and confusing as you progress. That is why we think that the game is created for the die-hard fans of arcade running platform games. If you are not a huge fan of these games, you may not enjoy Ginger Roll on long-term. Either way, you’ve got to appreciate the effort from the developers though, there are 60 levels and they can get extremely challenging as you progress.

Conclusion

This is a perfect example of a beautiful and interesting arcade game that is designed according to a well-known recipe. That said, we think you’ll appreciate the huge talent and effort involved in the creation of the design and the artwork.

The game is totally worth it and we especially recommend it if you are a huge fan of such arcade platform games.

The storyline is also creative and the fact that Saif needs to pass through 4 different worlds and 60 different levels will motivate you to help him achieve this.

Ginger Roll is a proof that the creative minds still exist on the App Store, you’ll just need to find them.

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Ginger Roll requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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The Android TV remote app for iOS is as bare-bones as the Android version

April 28, 2016 by macjeff

Google has released an Android TV remote app for iPhone and iPad, but don’t expect much from it.

Like the existing remote app for Android phones and tablets, the iOS version lets you tap on a virtual D-pad, swipe on a virtual touchpad, play/pause, hit the back button, hit the home screen, and conjure voice search. It also includes a keyboard for faster on-screen typing.

No, it’s not a particularly imaginative app, but in fairness, hardly any of the phone control apps for modern media players are. Apple TV? Virtual remote buttons on a touchscreen. Amazon Fire TV? Virtual remote buttons on a touchscreen. Roku fares better, letting you browse channels and new arrivals in Roku Feed, and listen privately through headphones using the new Roku Streaming Stick. But it’s still virtual remote buttons on a touchscreen when you want to actually control the device.

Google actually has a solution to this problem with Google Cast, the second-screen control system that’s built into Chromecast and Android TV. Instead of tapping virtual remote buttons on a touchscreen, you open an app like Netflix or Hulu on your phone, hit the Cast button, then use the app to browse and select a video. Once you’ve made a selection, it automatically starts playing back on the television. As a way to control your TV from the phone, it’s genius.

But while Google Cast works fine for streaming video apps, there are large swaths of the Android TV interface where you’re back to tapping virtual remote buttons on a touchscreen. Why not include a small-screen interface for the Live Channels app, or shortcuts to the Recommendations bar?

This would take a lot more effort, and it’s becoming increasingly obvious that Google’s emphasis is behind Chromecast and Cast-enabled TVs. So, virtual remote buttons on a touchscreen it is.

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A bad quarter for Apple: Is a great one for anyone else

April 28, 2016 by macjeff

Apple’s most recent quarterly results were less than spectacular but, while that’s probably better news for its competitors than its usual continual record-setting, don’t schedule the victory parade yet.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and candy cane freebasing den, Ewan Spence says “A Weakened Apple Is Vulnerable To Samsung's Attack.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody.)

Samsung?

[The Macalope runs to the window]

Macalope: You, there! What year is it?!

Boy: ’Tis 2016, sir!

Macalope: And people are still saying Samsung is going to beat Apple?!

Boy: [Shrugs, wanders off to buy a goose.]

…Samsung is on a roll. Momentum is building…

Samsung’s year-over-year growth? Down 0.6 percent.

That’s some roll. Is that a potato roll? Poppy seed? Dinner roll? California roll? Salmon skin hand roll? Because it’s seemingly not a business roll.

Hey, they did do better than Apple. But the smartphone market has gone flat. Now it’s mostly a game of stealing share from others. Samsung has high customer satisfaction but so does Apple and Apple’s share is famously low, so it has more room to grow. Ben Bajarin at least thinks Apple has an edge. We’ll see. The Macalope doesn’t like to make predictions about things that have more moving parts than the Game of Thrones title sequence.

Remember how Xiaomi was highly touted as the company that was going to dethrone Apple because their phones were so cheap and if there’s one thing that Apple customers want it’s cheap phones? That was a good one. Remember how even Lenovo was going to crush it after buying Motorola from Google because… uh, mumble, mumble, look out Apple? Yeah, now they’re both no longer in the top five.

More importantly, Samsung’s ascendancy is kicking in just as Apple hits one of its roughest patches of the decade.

It is a rough patch, to be sure. For Apple. For any other company it’s a kittens and puppies surprise birthday cake delivered by a dozen adorable talking wombats when it isn’t even your birthday. Why, you’d have to go all the way back to 2014 to find a first calendar quarter so bad for Apple.

While the raw numbers are a concern, the bigger risk for Apple is the damage to the perception of the iPhone brand…

Yeah, people really think iPhones are crap now.

The move to larger screened devices ignored a product cycle of iPhone 5, 5C and 5S users refusing to upgrade - and now the four-inch iPhone SE has arrived it’s cannibalizing sales of the larger and more expensive devices in the portfolio.

Wow, the Macalope is so old he remembers when pundits said everyone wanted big phone because big phones are big and big is always better.

Pundits like Ewan Spence who said last September before the introduction of the iPhone 6s:

The potential for the iPhone is greater now than it has ever been.

Now what does he think?

Every [Apple] product line has a black mark against it in the media…

And this is different from any other year how, exactly? Every single product Apple has announced has come pre-failed by the media.

…the game isn’t always about reality, it’s about perception.

And, rest assured, Forbes will always be there to not help clear up the difference between the two.

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Free Apps to Download TODAY ONLY 04/28/2016

April 28, 2016 by macjeff

Huerons: A challenging Puzzle , Monki Home - Language Learning for Kids and Toddlers , MyBrushes Pro - Sketch, Paint and Draw and more

iPhone:

MyBrushes Pro - Sketch, Paint and Draw ( $2.99 → FREE )

What sets MyBrushes Pro apart from other art creation apps is its powerful drawing and painting engine. Every stroke is fast and silky smooth, no matter if you’re looking for precision or filling in large sections of the canvas. By the way, the canvas is infinite as are the layers, allowing you to create quite complex pieces of art. MyBrushes Pro also includes more than 100 preset brushes to choose from.

OftenType - quick keys for often used words and phrases ( $1.99 → FREE )

OftenType requires a little bit of setting up, but once you’re done, you’ll be happy with the results. You’re able to create an unlimited number of quick keys that contain all of your most used content. Keys can take on different icons to help better distinguish them, and you’re able to add up to four snippets of content per key. When you need a piece of content, simply tap the appropriate key and it will be instantly placed within your document.

Universal:

Huerons: A challenging Puzzle ( $1.99 → FREE )

Huerons is both simple and complex. The idea is to merge Huerons of the same color by tapping the open space between them. Only one Hueron can remain, and only adjacent Huerons can be merged. The first few levels will introduce the basic mechanics. As you progress, you’ll come across new colors and new ways to merge Huerons, further complicating matters. The game includes a total of 125 levels.

Monki Home - Language Learning for Kids and Toddlers ( $2.99 → FREE )

Today only: Unlock the full version of Monki Home free of charge! All you have to do is access a piece of locked content, and then confirm your action. Monki Home will teach your child more than 50 new words through fun activities. The 11 activities are spread out among four mini-games. Your child will learn everyday words like food and cooking, clothes, commonly used verbs, bathroom vocabulary, and opposite adjectives. The app includes more than 100 audio tracks with grammatical structures, and more than 40 animations.

Source link: http://appadvice.com/apps-gone-free

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A bad quarter for Apple: Is a great one for anyone else

April 28, 2016 by macjeff

Apple’s most recent quarterly results were less than spectacular but, while that’s probably better news for its competitors than its usual continual record-setting, don’t schedule the victory parade yet.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and candy cane freebasing den, Ewan Spence says “A Weakened Apple Is Vulnerable To Samsung's Attack.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody.)

Samsung?

[The Macalope runs to the window]

Macalope: You, there! What year is it?!

Boy: ’Tis 2016, sir!

Macalope: And people are still saying Samsung is going to beat Apple?!

Boy: [Shrugs, wanders off to buy a goose.]

…Samsung is on a roll. Momentum is building…

Samsung’s year-over-year growth? Down 0.6 percent.

That’s some roll. Is that a potato roll? Poppy seed? Dinner roll? California roll? Salmon skin hand roll? Because it’s seeming not a business roll.

Hey, they did do better than Apple. But the smartphone market has gone flat. Now it’s mostly a game of stealing share from others. Samsung has high customer satisfaction but so does Apple and Apple’s share is famously low, so it has more room to grow. Ben Bajarin at least thinks Apple has an edge. We’ll see. The Macalope doesn’t like to make predictions about things that have more moving parts than the Game of Thrones title sequence.

Remember how Xiaomi was highly touted as the company that was going to dethrone Apple because their phones were so cheap and if there’s one thing that Apple customers want it’s cheap phones? That was a good one. Remember how even Lenovo was going to crush it after buying Motorola from Google because… uh, mumble, mumble, look out Apple? Yeah, now they’re both no longer in the top five.

More importantly, Samsung’s ascendancy is kicking in just as Apple hits one of its roughest patches of the decade.

It is a rough patch, to be sure. For Apple. For any other company it’s a kittens and puppies surprise birthday cake delivered by a dozen adorable talking wombats when it isn’t even your birthday. Why, you’d have to go all the way back to 2014 to find a first calendar quarter so bad for Apple.

While the raw numbers are a concern, the bigger risk for Apple is the damage to the perception of the iPhone brand…

Yeah, people really think iPhones are crap now.

The move to larger screened devices ignored a product cycle of iPhone 5, 5C and 5S users refusing to upgrade - and now the four-inch iPhone SE has arrived it’s cannibalizing sales of the larger and more expensive devices in the portfolio.

Wow, the Macalope is so old he remembers when pundits said everyone wanted big phone because big phones are big and big is always better.

Pundits like Ewan Spence who said last September before the introduction of the iPhone 6s:

The potential for the iPhone is greater now than it has ever been.

Now what does he think?

Every [Apple] product line has a black mark against it in the media…

And this is different from any other year how, exactly? Every single product has announced has come pre-failed by the media.

…the game isn’t always about reality, it’s about perception.

And, rest assured, Forbes will always be there to not help clear up the difference between the two.

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