Articles by George Ponder

Gratitude Journal
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 25, 2014

Gratitude Journal is a Windows Phone app that is designed to make it easy to record daily journal entries and in the traditional sense of the title, remind ourselves what we are grateful for. However, there is no rule you can use it as journal for just about anything.

Gratitude...

Stunt Star: The Hollywood Years
Article
by George Ponder
Sep 24, 2014

Stunt Star: The Hollywood Years is a physics-based arcade game where you relive the life of a Hollywood stuntman chasing the glory years of all the crashes and explosions of days gone by.

Stunt Star: The Hollywood Years has 82 levels of game play are scattered across three...

110 Puzzles for Kids
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 24, 2014

Windows Phone games and apps that are designed for children can be a helpful tool for those times you need to keep your child occupied. Whether it's a long car drive, waiting for a meal to be served at a restaurant or for the times you just need a little quiet time. They can also be a...

Rawer
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 23, 2014

Rawer is an image editor for your Windows Phone. While many will shrug their shoulders and mutter, "Ugh, another photo editor!?" what sets this image editor apart from other editors is its ability to open and edit RAW image files.

Rawer will not only open and edit RAW (DNG)...

Tile Background
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 23, 2014

If you are in the mood to create custom Start Screen backgrounds and Lockscreen Wallpapers, there are plenty of Windows Phone 8.1 apps to choose from. Tile Backgrounds is one option that hopes to catch your attention and find its way onto your Windows Phone.

Tile Backgrounds has...

Gravity Badgers
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 22, 2014

Gravity Badgers is a physics-based arcade game that has you guiding a team of space badgers across 140 challenging levels of game play.

The story line has Captain T. Bayback traveling to the deadly depths of space to save his friends and family from the threat of the deadly Evil...

Viking: The Adventure
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 21, 2014

Viking: The Adventure is a Windows Phone platform game where you guide one of three Viking explorers to uncharted lands in a quest to find fortunes in gold.

Available for low-memory devices and Windows 8 devices, the game has over thirty gaming levels full of monsters to battle...

Windows Phone Photography Apps
Article
by George Ponder
Sep 20, 2014

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Photography Apps

While it may be a coin toss as to which genre of apps, weather or photo, are more numerous in the Windows Phone Store there is little doubt that we are fortunate to have plenty of quality choices with both.

I have got several...

Incredible Toys
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 19, 2014

Incredible Toys is a Windows Phone action/adventure game where you help a collection of toy heroes survive a journey through Toy World. Game play is along the lines of an action runner game with some RPG features. Graphics are nice with a slight children's storybook feel. I will say...

Monochromatic
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 18, 2014

Monochromatic joins the ranks of the many Windows Phone photo editors and hopes to garner some attention with its simple layout and core editing features. Editing tools include cropping, exposure controls, vignette application and a few tonal filters. You also have an in-house camera...

Assassin's Creed Pirates
Article
by George Ponder
Sep 18, 2014

Last month Assassin's Creed Pirates was released for both Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices. Shortly afterwards, the Windows Phone version was pulled from the Store due to widespread crashes and errors.

The developers over at Ubisoft have apparently patched things up and AC...

PhotoMic
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 17, 2014

PhotoMic is a Windows Phone photo editor that gives you the ability to add text bubbles to your photos, creating a short story with your images. The app also has the option to create a collage from your photos that allows your images to take on a comic strip appearance.

PhotoMic...

Review
by George Ponder
Sep 17, 2014

Pig Jump is yet another endless runner styled Windows Phone game that has you jumping a pig across a river that is full of hungry crocodiles, dangerous buzzards and other perils.

To help with the chances of survival, the pig is armed with a bazooka, with an unlimited supply of...

Sky Patrol
Article
by George Ponder
Sep 16, 2014

Sky Patrol is a fast paced combat game for your Windows Phone where you are the eye in the sky to protect allied convoys as they work their way through hostile enemy territories.

Sky Patrol is available for low-memory devices, is filled with challenging gaming levels and is your...

Tubecast
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 16, 2014

Looking for a decent YouTube Windows Phone client? It's not impossible task with quality choices such as Metrotube and myTube available. Tubecast is another Windows Phone option that gets strong ratings in the Windows Phone Store and hopes to garner some attention as well.

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Beaver Kickin'
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 15, 2014

Beaver Kickin' is an endless runner styled Windows Phone game where you are tasked with kicking a beaver and have him sail as far as possible before giving into gravity.

Each chapter of the game has a story line that is nicely illustrated with a comic book feature. For example,...

RAVPower Deluxe Portable Charger
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 15, 2014

Portable power has become rather portable these days and the RAVPower Deluxe 15000mAh Portable Charger hopes to fill your emergency power needs.

The portable charger (model RP-PB19) has duel charging capabilities, an LED light to help you find your way in the dark and enough...

Sticks
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 14, 2014

Sticks is a relatively new Windows Phone puzzle game that has you building sets and runs of playing cards. The multi-level game is full of challenges and an annoying game clock that never has enough time on it.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones, Sticks is a fast pace,...

AppCampus Roundup
Article
by George Ponder
Sep 13, 2014

Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: AppCampus Showcase

For those not familiar, the AppCampus project is a collaborative effort between Microsoft, Nokia and Aalto University to help build new content for the Windows Phone platform. It is a great resource for developers to tap into as...

Civiballs
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 12, 2014

Puzzle games seem to be on the rise in the Windows Phone Store and Civiballs is hoping to make a name for itself with colorful graphics and challenging game play.

You play the role of a young scientist who travels back in time to rescue ancient artifacts from three historic...