Articles by George Ponder

Frost Free
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 22, 2014

Frost Free joined the ranks of the many Windows Phone weather apps available in the Store earlier this Fall and we've gotten a few tips from readers on how they are enjoying the app. Frost Free has a clean looking appearance, covers a fair amount of weather information and boasts that...

Holiday Apps and Games
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by George Ponder
Dec 20, 2014

Windows Central Roundup: Popular Windows Phone Holiday Apps and Games

Tis the season to be jolly and there are a boatload of Windows Phone games and apps available in the Store to help bring in the Holiday Spirit. From apps that countdown the time to games that feature the jolly old...

Don't Hit the Spikes
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 19, 2014

Don't Hit the Spikes is an arcade game for Windows Phones and Windows 8 devices where you are tasked with moving a game piece around and avoid hitting the spikes and other dangers that are drifting around the gaming screen.

Graphics are minimal, game play challenging and Don't...

4 Icons 1 Word
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 18, 2014

4 Icons 1 Word is a casual picture puzzle game in the Windows Phone Store that, as you would guess, presents you with four icons and you have to guess the correct word all four have in common.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones the game isn't very taxing but has its fair...

Snowboard Party
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 17, 2014

Snowboard Party is a well drawn up sports game for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices that puts you on the slopes trying to master the art of snowboarding. The game has over 75 level objectives, 15 gaming achievements and three different course to run. Graphics and animations are well...

AppTripper Travel Guide
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by George Ponder
Dec 16, 2014

AppTripper Travel Guide is a rather unique travel guide for our Windows Phones that covers a small collection of European cities. What makes the app unique is that it recommends travel sites based on your mood.

If you happen to wake up in Napoli a little melancholy, AppTripper...

Hand of God
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 16, 2014

Hand of God is a fast pace, time waster of a game for Windows Phone where you must save people from an erupting volcano and the havoc it is creating.

Game play with Hand of God are simple and straightforward with the pace of the game creating most of the challenge. The game is...

GPS Voice Navigation
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by George Ponder
Dec 15, 2014

If you are looking for a feature rich navigation app for your Windows Phone and want to save a little cash along the way, myAppFree may have just what you are looking for.

For the next few days the popular Windows Phone navigation app GPS Voice Navigation is being discounted 60...

2 Cars
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 15, 2014

2 Cars is a fast paced Windows Phone game that could drive you a little crazy. It's a racing game where you have to control two cars at the same time collecting certain targets and avoiding others.

Controls are simple, game play plenty challenging and 2 Cars does have a slight...

Octagon
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by George Ponder
Dec 14, 2014

Octagon is an endless runner styled game for Windows Phone where you are tasked with guiding a ball down an endless, eight sided tunnel. The game has simple controls, colorful graphics and we found Octagon to be a fun way to pass the time.

Normally the game runs $1.99 but today...

Windows Phone Action/Adventure Games
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by George Ponder
Dec 13, 2014

Windows Central Roundup: Top Rated Windows Phone Action/Adventure Games

Casual gaming on your Windows Phones has its merit. Word and puzzle games can have a laid back feel that can help you pass the time and exercise your brain. While there is a certain appeal to the slower paced games...

Appy Weather
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by George Ponder
Dec 12, 2014

Appy Weather is a unique Windows Phone weather app in that it presents the weather in a more personal manner. The app takes on the weather forecast with a minimal approach, delivers a healthy amount of information and presents the information not only in a "nuts and bolts" manner but...

Kaboom Monsters
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 12, 2014

Kaboom Monsters is a strategy, card battling, adventure game where you travel the lands in search of a dark wizard who has cursed your village. In between you and the dark wizard is countless hordes of monsters that are intent on ruining your day. You'll have to work your way through...

Perfect Shift
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 11, 2014

If you like simple, fast paced racing games with quality graphics and exciting game play you will need to take a look at the Windows Phone game Perfect Shift.

The game includes multiple racing modes and over 25 customizable street racers. Gaming environments range from deserted...

Octagon
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 10, 2014

If you are tired of the same old same old with endless runner games, take a look at the Windows Phone game Octagon. It is minimal in design but by no means is the game without challenge.

You are tasked with guiding a ball down an 8 sided tunnel full of holes, gaps and obstacles...

OneMusic
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by George Ponder
Dec 09, 2014

Looking for a viable alternative to Xbox Music? OneMusic offers a fast, clean alternative as a Windows Phone music app that is worth considering.

With OneMusic users can create and manage playlists, repeat music and randomize songs. OneMusic also includes support for full album...

Punfound
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 09, 2014

Punfound is a relatively new Windows Phone word game that has you filling in the blanks and completing a series of puns. For example, you are given a picture of a briefcase and you have to complete the pun "Just in …"

Some of the puns are humorous, some a little obscure and...

Sketchable
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 08, 2014

Sketchable is a feature rich drawing app for Windows 8 that will let you tap into your creative juices. It approaches things in journal fashion with pages you can fill with doodles, detailed sketches enhance photographs and more.

Sketchable provides layers and PSD export support...

Windows Phone Disney Games
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by George Ponder
Dec 06, 2014

Windows Central Roundup: Top Disney Windows Phone Games

Over the past few years, Disney has quietly built a nice collection of games in the Windows Phone Store. They stand out in part because of the popularity the main characters that inspire these games as well as the quality of the...

Strike Wing: Raptor Rising
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 05, 2014

Strike Wing: Raptor Rising is an action packed, feature rich space combat game for Windows Phone. The game puts you in the cockpit of a wide range of space ships where you'll do battle with the enemy.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones, Strike Wing features two gaming modes...