Articles by George Ponder

Movie Quizz
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 24, 2014

Movie Quizz is a Windows Phone trivia game that tests you skills at identifying movies through their posters. The game takes a bit of a casual approach with seven level of movies to identify that are grouped into movie genre or leading actor categories. Movies range from the more...

Goldsmiths Jewels HD
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 23, 2014

Goldsmiths Jewel HD is an interesting Windows Phone puzzle game where you are tasked with collecting an assortment of jewels while avoiding non-precious stones.

The game, available for low-memory devices, seems to rely more on luck than skill though. You collect the gems by...

WordsUp
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 22, 2014

WordsUp is a relatively new Scrabble styled game that is available for both Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices. WordsUp offers online and local game play with up to four players. The game also allows you to stack tiles on top of others, changing the words that are on the board to form...

IQ Mission
Article
by George Ponder
Oct 21, 2014

IQ Mission is a challenging collection of puzzle games for our Windows Phones that sends you to eight global cities in search of a secret energy source. Each puzzle solved will in turn unlock a piece of the map that will lead you to the mystery source.

Available for low-memory...

Deadly Racer
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 21, 2014

If you've ever had the urge to strap a fifty caliber machine gun to the hood of your car and blast your way through rush-hour traffic, the Windows Phone game Deadly Racer might be a gaming title worth trying.

The 3D racer calls upon you to work your way through traffic,...

You Must Escape
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 20, 2014

You Must Escape is the latest installment of a popular game style that has you escaping rooms by solving puzzles. You Must Escape has 100 puzzles to solve that range from the ridiculously easy to puzzles that may drive you nuts.

We visited a similar game, Doors, last year and...

COPTAR
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 20, 2014

COPTAR is an Augmented Reality (AR) game that not only places you behind the controls of a combat helicopter but will also use what you see as the backdrop for the game. COPTAR launches your Windows Phone camera and uses whatever is around you as the gaming background; be it your living...

Revers9
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 18, 2014

Revers9 is a new Windows Phone puzzle game that challenges you to arrange a set of numbers in order before time runs out.

There's really not much to Revers9 but the game will test your reflexes and speed at solving number puzzles. The game can get mildly frustrating as you race...

Windows Phone Collection: Fun Runners
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by George Ponder
Oct 18, 2014

Windows Phone Central Gaming Roundup: Endless Runners

Endless runner games can be a rather addictive choice of Windows Phone games and can help you pass short bits of time or longer gaming sessions. There is no shortage of this genre of games in the Windows Phone Store and this week we...

Wheel of Words
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 18, 2014

Wheel of Words is a Windows Phone word game that has potential but is in desperate need of a design overhaul. The concept has you spinning a wheel, which randomly generates a word from an assortment of categories.

The word is conveniently missing a few letters and it is your job...

Turbo Bugs Survival Run
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 17, 2014

Turbo Bugs Survival Run is an endless runner game that is available in the Windows Phone Store that plays out from a bug's perspective on things. You duck, dodge and jump to avoid various obstacles to stay one step ahead of a crazed bug destroying kid that is chasing you.

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LockAgenda
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 16, 2014

The Windows Phone Store is has plenty lockscreen apps that allows you to add a certain level of customization to your Windows Phone lockscreen. LockAgenda hopes to attract your attention by displaying more of your daily schedule of appointments on your lockscreen.

The app has...

Incandescence
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 15, 2014

Incandescence is an upbeat Windows Phone game that will test your rhythm, reflexes and speed. Described as a finger drumming game, you try to keep pace with the background music's beat and tap circles that light up in rhythm with the music.

Incandescence reminds me a little of...

Violett
Article
by George Ponder
Oct 14, 2014

If you are a fan of fantasy adventure games chocked full of mind bending puzzles, this week's myAppFree Deal will be hard to pass by.

Violett, is a wonderfully drawn up Windows Phone adventure game where you play the role of the lead character who has been mysteriously...

Enter OrcKid
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 14, 2014

Enter Orckid is an action packed Windows Phone game where you take control of a young orc warrior who has to hack his way through the various game quests.

The storyline has the Orcs nearing the brink of extinction and it is up to the young Orc warrior to save the day by...

Lightbox Pro
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 13, 2014

Our Windows Phones can be rather convenient at times, from checking the weather to sending a quick email to even casting a little light on things. Lightbox Pro is a Windows Phone utility app that offers eight different ways to use your camera light and phone display to light things up...

My Top Weather Apps for Windows Phone
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by George Ponder
Oct 11, 2014

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Weather Apps

Weather apps seem to multiply faster than a burrow full of rabbits and are one of the more populated genres of apps in the Windows Phone Store. You have feature rich apps that not only deliver the current and extended forecasts but also...

NFC Safe
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 11, 2014

NFC Safe is an interesting Windows Phone app that allows you to secure important date, images and credentials on your Windows Phone. The app utilizes your Windows Phone's NFC abilities to create a NFC Tag key that will open the app. Otherwise, your information is locked up and secure...

Square Me
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 10, 2014

They say the simplest things in live are often the most enjoyable. Square Me is a Windows Phone game that hopes to tap into that philosophy and find its way into your Windows Phone gaming library.

Square Me isn't a very complicated game. You are presented with a collection of...

Roku Windows Phone App
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 09, 2014

Over the summer, Roku officially released a Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 version of their Roku app, which turns your device into a handy remote control for your Roku device.

The Roku app has a simple interface and will automatically detect your Roku devices. We've been...