Articles by George Ponder

Word Drop Deluxe
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by George Ponder
Jul 31, 2015

Face it. There are heaps of word games available in the Windows Phone and Windows Store. Some can be fantastic ways to pass the time while others struggle to be get off the ground. Word Drop Deluxe is a relatively new offering that hopes to fit into the fantastic way to pass the time...

Mr. Roboto
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by George Ponder
Jul 30, 2015

Roboto is a relatively new gaming title that is available for both Windows Phones and Windows computers. The platformer game has plenty of gaming levels, upgrades and enemies to battle.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones, Roboto isn't exactly a cakewalk with some rather...

Magic Secret Agent
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by George Ponder
Jul 29, 2015

Magic Secret Agent is an entertaining Windows game that has you playing the role of Agent Stephen Karsch. His mission is to navigate the various gaming levels and find evidence that will help him send a collection of wanted criminals to the big house.

The game includes dozens of...

The World of Dr. Pickaxe
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by George Ponder
Jul 28, 2015

Pinball League: The World of Dr. Pickaxe is pinball adventure available for both Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices. The game has you following Dr. Pickaxe, who is an archaeologist on a mission to collect clues and artifacts from ancient ruins scattered across the globe.

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Ganiza
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by George Ponder
Jul 28, 2015

Ganiza is a social planning app for your Windows Phone that is a new way to discover, share and plan activities with your friends.

The Windows Phone app will let you see what events are taking place in your area, create new events and help you plan your social activities with...

Top Speed: Drag & Fast Racing
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by George Ponder
Jul 28, 2015

The collection of drag racing games in the Windows Phone Store seems to be on the rise with Top Speed: Drag & Fast Racing joining the line-up last week.

Top Speed is a universal game that has 69 cars to buy and race, 20 criminal kingpins to defeat and five city districts to...

Earth Force Defenders
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by George Ponder
Jul 27, 2015

Earth Force Defenders is a real-time strategy game where you are defending the Earth from an alien invasion. Game play has a tower defense feel to it but your defenses are more mobile and you'll have to carefully dispatch them or run the risk of being overrun by alien ships.

The...

Health and Fitness Apps
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by George Ponder
Jul 25, 2015

We all face the challenge to live a healthy and fit life. For some, the challenge is easier to get a handle on while others need a little help. There is a host of Windows Phone apps that can be beneficial to everyone who is pursuing a healthier and fit lifestyle.

These Windows...

Loco Music Player
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by George Ponder
Jul 24, 2015

The number of music players seems to be on the rise and Loco Music Player is a relatively new offering in the Windows Phone Store. The music app offers you the ability to create and manage song playlists from your music library and pulls it all together in a clean looking, gesture-based...

Fire Fu
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by George Ponder
Jul 24, 2015

Fire Fu is a recent gaming release over in the Windows Phone Store. The game is a fast-paced, arcade styled game where you learn how to control the element of fire to toast an endless supply of oddball creatures.

The Windows Phone game has sharp looking, hand-painted artwork and...

10Calc
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by George Ponder
Jul 23, 2015

There is a host of calculator apps available in the Windows Phone Store for those who need to go beyond the native calculator that is pre-installed on our phones. 10Calc is a fairly recent addition to the calculator family and hopes that its sleek appearance, fast performance and a...

Squadron
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by George Ponder
Jul 22, 2015

Squadron is a fast-paced arcade shooter for Windows Phones that sends you to the depths of space to defeat a host of enemy spacecraft. The game reminds me of the classic arcade games such as Galaga with a dash of more current games such as Impossible Shoota.

The Windows Phone...

Gloomlogue
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by George Ponder
Jul 21, 2015

Gloomlogue is an excellent Windows Phone photography app that lets you edit images in a gloom paint style. The Windows Phone app has over 150 special effects and borders to apply to your images as well as the core adjustments to get things just right.

Gloomlogue typically runs...

Earth 3D
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by George Ponder
Jul 21, 2015

Earth 3D is an interactive, educational app in the Windows Store that delivers an interactive model of the earth. The map view highlights key landmarks, charts the weather, displays major water currents and can pull up a vast number of factoids on the world around us.

The...

iClever Mini Speaker
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by George Ponder
Jul 20, 2015

There is a host of Bluetooth speaker options out on the market today and iClever hopes to catch your attention with their Mini Bluetooth Speaker. The speaker, officially bearing the model tag IC-BTS02, isn't much bigger than a juice box and belts out your Windows Phone tunes rather...

Indie Game Spotlight
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by George Ponder
Jul 18, 2015

The Windows Phone Store has plenty of apps and games from big name developers such as Gameloft, Electronic Arts and Disney Mobile. The Store also has a rich selection of apps and games from the independent developers. These are individuals or smaller studios, often working on a shoe-...

Planetical
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by George Ponder
Jul 17, 2015

Planetical is an interesting Windows Phone photography app. The app twists and rotates your photos to create planetary spheres. It is an interesting photo editor to have in your Windows Phone app library that can help you create some stunning pictures.

Planetical does have a...

Storm Rush
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by George Ponder
Jul 17, 2015

The Windows Phone Store has more endless runner styled games on the shelf than you can shake a stick at. Fortunately, most are quality games and a fun way to pass the time with. Storm Rush is a relatively new addition to this gaming genre and hopes to catch your eye.

Storm Rush...

Bird Climb
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by George Ponder
Jul 16, 2015

Simple games can be fantastic ways to pass the time with. Bird Climb is a relatively new Windows Phone game that qualifies as a simple game but it is not one without challenge.

You pilot a bird up the screen to see how far you can travel. The difficulty lies with a series of...

Lockie
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by George Ponder
Jul 15, 2015

One easy way to customize your Windows Phone is through your lockscreen. There are several native ways to modify your lockscreen appearance, but there are also several apps in the Windows Phone Store to help you modify its appearance.

Lockie is on such app that hopes to catch...