App Reviews Archive


App Review: Telegram

Chatting with friends online has started to become a bit of a pain. There are so many platforms, many of which are device exclusive. If they work with Android, they won’t work with iOS. If they work on mobile, they won’t work on the desktop. I’ve always ended up feeding Facebook all


App Review: Brain Trainers

Any kind of gaming is good for your brain. Sudoku, Candy Crush, the latest AAA blockbuster, they’re all based in problem solving and working through them helps keep your brain active (to varying degrees of course). Lately though, there’s been a new subset of games that are designed to maximize this benefit


App Review: Songza

I tend to go through phases where I just want to find some new apps. I’ll go through the “recommended” and “popular” categories in the app store to see what I can find. Most of the time, I’ll use them once or twice and then they’ll sit until I do a cleanup


Why I Switched to Google Music

When I got my Windows Phone in September, I tried several streaming music services to see which one would work best for me. At the time, I had decided to stick with Spotify. It had the library. It had the apps. And I liked the social aspect. But then I broke my


App Review: Home Routines

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to keep the new house nice and clean. I really only stick with goals if I can track them. If I don’t track them, I get distracted and end up spending all of my goal time playing Xbox. So I went in search of an


Review: HitBliss

With my crazy grad school schedule and budget, the Fiance and I are often looking for cheap ways to spend the weekends. When the dragons are defeated, dungeons emptied, and cheap beer is long gone, tv and movies are the next logical step. The Fiance discovered HitBliss a while back and they


App Review: Unfilth Your Habitat

Note: In the iTunes app store this app is called “Unfilth Your Habitat” but in app it’s actually “Unf*ck Your Habitat.” So language warning if you decide to download it. For this review, I’ll be referring to the app as “Unfilth Your Habitat.” I really don’t do well the whole cleaning, organizing, keeping the house nice


Essential Windows Phone 8 Apps

Windows Phone gets dinged a lot because there are “no apps.” It’s not really a fair assessment. While there are fewer apps, and not everything has an official client, there are plenty of apps to get things done. The number of apps in the store isn’t what is important. It’s if they


5 on Friday: Streaming Music Services

When I got my Windows Phone, I had problems connecting to Spotify. It ended up being a problem with logging in via Facebook with dual authentication. Basically, I’m a fringe case. While I was working out my issue with Spotify (who has awesome and helpful support) I used the opportunity to check


A Geek in Every Language

Among the hundreds of things I geek out about, languages are high on the list. Learning languages early in life not only improves brain development, but it opens up whole worlds to explore. Now, we all took the obligatory language classes, but honestly no one really picks up much. (I did learn