Play and learn with Vocabulary.com

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Vocabulary.com is a website, but it’s also a newly-released iOS app. The app has a few interesting features, as it helps you learn SAT and ACT words by playing a game. Vocabulary.com (a questionable name for an app, I will admit) also provides a fantastic dictionary. The app is well designed, and runs smoothly. For $2.99, it’s a great way to brush up on your vocabulary skills.

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Behind the sales numbers of Badlands

Behind the sales numbers of Badlands

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Badlands is one of my personal favorite games on my iPad, and on mobile devices in general. The game features simple controls, and beautiful art. Gamasutra went behind the scenes, and spoke to its developers about how it has sold on the various platforms. (more…)

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Photowall for iOS turns the Chromecast into a photo frame

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Google today released Photowall, an app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that allows you to display your photos on any TV connected to a Chromecast. In my testing, Photowall is very slick, and makes the Chromecast that much more useful. It’s great to see that its features are being expanded beyond the initial streaming video support. For $35, the Chromecast is quickly becoming the best way to display content on your TV.

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Home screen icon animation tweak Cylinder now available

Barrel_iOS7-backgroundBarrel is the current go-to tweak for customizing your home screen page-swipe animations, but there’s a new competitor on the block this Monday morning. If you’re not aware, tweaks such as these change the ways the icons animate when swiping between the pages on your home screen. The latest entry into this area of tweaks, dubbed Cylinder, is like Barrel on steroids. (more…)

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This Cover app for Android needs to be an iOS 7 jailbreak tweak

Since jailbreak tweaks first started being released, many of them have been features that have long been available to users of Android phones. Well, here’s a feature that’s currently available for Android phones that most definitely needs to become a jailbreak tweak. It’s called Cover, and it puts apps on your lock screen that it thinks you need. (more…)

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Review: Thoughts on the ChargeKey

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Battery life on mobile devices isn’t great. The iPhone has some of the better battery life in the industry, but even it pales in comparison to the week-long battery life of the dumb phones of the past. There are two solutions. The first involves having a bulky battery case on your iPhone at all times. This works, but it completely ruins the svelte design of the iPhone. The second option is to try and have power anywhere you go. ChargeKey, meet my pocket. (more…)

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What if the iWatch had a click wheel?

Apple's previous-generation iPod nano stylized as a wearable watch.

One Reddit user has brought up a good point. The famous click wheel, which you will find on almost all iPod models besides the shuffle and the touch, could potentially be a great addition for the rumored Apple iWatch. With the iWatch possibly being round in shape, a click wheel would be a great, intuitive mode of controlling the device, and would mean the rebirth of one of Apple’s most iconic inventions. (more…)

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The iPhone 5c outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone, and every Android flagship in Q4 2013

iOS 7 on iPhone 5CWhile the iPhone 5c may not be performing nearly as well as its big brother, it’s still doing fairly well. So well, even, that according to AppleInsider, the phone sold better than Blackberry, Windows Phone, and every single Android flagship device released in Q4 2013. The phone, most notably, outsold the Samsung Galaxy S4 on half of American top carriers. (more…)

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