Articles by George Ponder

Circuits
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 06, 2014

Puzzle games are a great way to pass the time. There are several quality puzzle games available in the Windows Phone Store and Circuits hopes to join their ranks. The game has over three hundred puzzles that challenge you to complete an array of circuits connecting a power source to...

Feed OmNomster - The Hungry Monster
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 05, 2014

Feed OmNomster - The Hungry Monster is one of the more hyperactive games available in the Windows Phone Store. You are tasked with feeding the OmNomster trash that flies across the screen while avoiding bombs and other dangers that tempt the hungry critter.

Feed OmNomster is...

AT&T Lumia 920
Article
by George Ponder
Sep 04, 2014

While several global markets having already received the Lumia Cyan update for the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, some U.S. carriers have been slow in offering this update to consumers. Fortunately, you can scratch one U.S. carrier off the list of holdouts.

AT&T began pushing out...

Paralaksa
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 04, 2014

Paralaksa is a wonderful Windows Phone app that allows you to create lockscreen wallpapers that are based on themes. If you are sporting Windows Phone 8.1, there's no reason you can't use the wallpapers as Start Screen backgrounds as well.

We've tinkered with Paralaksa for the...

Masks
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 03, 2014

Masks is a new photo editor for Windows Phone from the developers behind the popular Windows Phone photography app Fhotoroom. The app allows you to apply effects filters to specific areas of your photo by using preset masks.

The app includes 26 masks and 23 filters. You can pick...

Block x 3
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 03, 2014

If you are in the mood for a simple, challenging puzzle game, you may want to check out the Windows Phone gaming title Block x 3. The game has a casual pace with over five hundred puzzles that are scattered about four puzzle packs.

Block x 3 is not the most difficult puzzle game...

Hot Tiles!
Article
by George Ponder
Sep 02, 2014

If you are in the mood to spice up your Windows Phone Live Tiles, take a look at the Windows Phone app Hot Tiles!

The app lets you create custom Live Tiles to launch apps and access your Windows Phone settings. It is also this week's myAppFree deal.

Space Squids
Article
by George Ponder
Sep 02, 2014

Space Squids is a endless battle game for your Windows Phone that has a retro feel that reminds me of the old Atari console games or maybe something from a Commodore 64 system.

You pilot a space ship through endless waves of enemy ships and bosses. It's a simple game that doesn'...

Scorched Toast
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 02, 2014

Scorched Toast is a unique Windows Phone arcade game that has you playing the role of a toaster who has to launch toast at various breakfast plates that serve as targets.

Scorched Toast isn't exactly an action packed Windows Phone game but it is a fun game to pass the time with...

Background Wallpapers HD
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 01, 2014

If you are in need of a new Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen wallpaper or a Windows Phone lockscreen wallpaper, take a gander at Background Wallpapers HD.

While the developer does not offer an exact number of wallpapers available, there is an abundance of wallpapers to sift...

Cracked Windows Phone Screen
Article
by George Ponder
Aug 31, 2014

It is a situation none of us wants to go through. We lose our grip and find our Windows Phone bouncing down the sidewalk or we find ourselves in another nightmare situation that sends our Windows Phone into harm's way. The end result often finds our screen cracked or shattered.

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Alkekopter
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 31, 2014

Alkekopter is not your typical endless runner styled Windows Phone game. You play the role of a floating skull that is armed with a floating fireball that is dangling from a chain.

Your job is to guide the floating skull down an endless path that is filled with evil minions and...

Football App Roundup
Article
by George Ponder
Aug 30, 2014

It's that time of year again where fans come out of the woodwork, dust off their lucky jersey, slap on the war paint and find their favorite foam finger that declares their favorite football team as number one. Yes, it's American football season!

College football season kicked...

Cannon Penguins
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 30, 2014

Cannon Penguins is a odd little Windows Phone game that has you shooting penguins from a cannon in an effort to capture fish that are randomly swimming across the screen.

The arcade game has three gaming modes to offer a little variety and is available for low memory devices. I'...

Calculator Toolbox
Article
by George Ponder
Aug 29, 2014

Windows Phone developer GJ Cruz has released updates for both Location Finder and Calculator Toolbox that mostly addresses performance issues with both Windows Phone apps.

Both apps experienced crashing issues at startup on Windows Phones with 4.7 to 6 inch display. The issues...

CandyBird
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 29, 2014

There isn't much to the Windows Phone game Candy Bird. You are tasked with keeping your bird in flight for as long as possible, collecting candy that will randomly appear on the screen. Along the way you will also need to avoid spikes that are at the bottom and sides of the screen that...

Age of Wind 3
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 28, 2014

Age of Wind 3 is an action/adventure game for your Windows Phone that reminds me of a scaled back version of Sid Meier's Pirates! The game has more cartoonish graphics, lacks some of the side games (sword play, dancing, land battles, etc.) than Pirates! but the gaming concept comes...

Box It
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 27, 2014

Box It is a Windows Phone arcade styled puzzle game that has addictive quality and not a shabby way to waste a little time with. The multi-level game has you drawing lines to capture portions of the playing field. It sounds easy but there are evil dots lurking about that will test not...

Appy Weather
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 26, 2014

Appy Weather has joined the ranks of the numerous weather apps available in the Windows Phone Store. It hopes to stand out from the pack by offering a more personal approach to the weather forecast and a simple interface.

While Appy Weather lacks weather radar and weather alerts...

Match It
Review
by George Ponder
Aug 25, 2014

We are seeing a string of simple, yet challenging, Windows Phone games landing in the Windows Phone Store. Most of these games aren't very complicated but a fun way to pass the time. You will also find some of these titles to be fun to play for a short time but lack staying power....