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20
Sep
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Organize your life with Centrallo


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Introduction

I have had the great fortune to be a beta tester for a service new to Android, Centrallo. Centrallo is a cross platform organization app focused on productivity. You are given a space in which you can create lists within lists within lists. You can have an unlimited number of lists within lists to organize what matters to you.

I have used Centrallo for the past few weeks to organize what I am expected to do for various organizations. It has helped me keep my projects separate and made sure that I completed them on time.

Centrallo is a great solution for a number of different problems. It can help you take those quick notes about things that you are likely to forget, you can organize projects, and you can organize your life. Now let’s look into where Centrallo shines and where it falls short. Here is a look into why Centrallo will remain installed on all of my devices after this review is finished.

Positives

I am as scatterbrained as they come. I can forget things two seconds after they occur. With Centrallo, I can quickly type up notes about things that need to be remembered. It works great as a note taking app.

While it takes a while to get it set up, after you have a few entries under your belt, note taking becomes quick and simple. The quick add feature is perfect for this type of usage. It allows you to make a text entry, set a reminder, save a photo, make a voice note and more! Great for the forgetful types such as myself.

The app is also great for project management. I have multiple different obligations that fall under multiple different organizations. The lists in lists feature allows me to keep everything separate in an orderly fashion.

Probably the best feature a developer can provide for their app is support. In the time that I first reviewed their beta to their initial public release, a lot of additional features have been added and a lot of my gripes have been fixed. You will notice update tags after a lot of the points that I make in this post. Those are all things that the development team at Centrallo added or fixed after the initial review after they were brought to their attention.

Upcoming Features

The dark theme can be a bit much. It is dark and I personally feel it slightly depressing. At the time of this review, there is an option in the settings to change the background color, but you can’t actually change the color just yet. Centrallo has assured me that there will be additional themes added into the app, so that is something to look forward to.

Update: A lighter theme has been added in the settings. It looks just as clean as the dark theme, but with a white background base.

While the app is running great on my Moto X, I could not install it on my Nexus 7. The reason for this is that I am running the Android L developer preview. The current beta that I am using does not support Android L currently, but I was told that Android L support will be coming shortly and will definitely be ready when Android L hits full release.

Update: Android L is now supported, however, my untrained eye did not see any material design elements just yet. Hopefully those are still to come!

Negatives

There are many good things to look forward to in the Centrallo app release, but there are also some things that could be improved. It is a long list, but they are very minor inconveniences that are quickly remedied.

Tips are too bloated. While it is great for starting off, there is just too much to go through. It shows off the lists in lists feature quite nicely, but it takes too much time to go through them all. It would be better if they were to just create a tutorial that pops up in the first running of the app along with an option to run through the tutorial again in the settings if it is required. This would make learning how to use the app less of a pain and get users off to a quicker start.

This leads into my next quarrel. Storage restrictions. The initial restriction makes sense. 100MB for a lightweight user free with an option to purchase more storage space for about $5 a month. However, the premium subscription only gets you 1GB of storage. There is no option for unlimited storage. Even though that I have not used even 1MB of my 100, this still doesn’t make sense to me. There will always be that heavy user that uses way more space then one would ever think possible. The premium subscription should get you unlimited storage. If I can’t touch my 100MB, then it is doubtful Centrallo will lose much by letting people have unlimited storage verses the 1GB limit.

My last bone to pick is with the user interface. The ui is clean and works well after you have played with it for a good amount of time. It takes a bit of fiddling to figure out how everything works and during that learning process, I lost a good number of my lists. Again, this is where a tutorial in the first boot up of the app would come in handy.

Lacking Features

The app has its faults, but I believe that it can be made perfect (for my usage) with a few additional features. In my opinion, these features should be already implemented. Keep in mind that I am using a beta release, so that these features might actually be in development and could be present in the final release.

Hyperlinks. Centrallo has added a very helpful feature where you can share links from your web browser to Centrallo to save the link as a listing in the app. A quick note to remember a site that will be useful later on, but not enough to bookmark it. The only thing missing is hyperlinks. You can’t just tap the link to open up your web browser. You have to manually copy the link and paste it into your browser of choice. This is an unneeded annoyance and time waster.

Update: Hyperlinks are now supported!

Another issue is the sharing feature. While you can share individual items, the recipient has to have a Centrallo account or will have to create one to receive the shared item. There should be a function where you can share whatever is saved in that particular note through text, email or social networking. An additional feature that would be great is if you could send an entire list of lists instead of the individual item through the same manner.

Update: Lists can now be shared

Conclusion

Centrallo is a great concept and a great app. It is important to remember that I am using a beta release, so it is not a completed product just yet. The app and service has great potential and will be a great benefit to users who need something to organize their lives. The world is a busy place and I plan on using Centrallo to help me manage my workings in this busy world.

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17
Sep
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First iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Reviews: ‘Thin and Sexy’, ‘Bigger and Better’, Impressive Battery Life Up to 2 Days


At its September 9 iPhone event, Apple provided multiple publications with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review units. The embargo has now lifted on review posts, so we have gathered some of the relevant excerpts from each site in order to highlight general release reactions to Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Apple’s two new devices are essentially identical in design aside from the difference in screen size and the battery life/optical image stabilization in the iPhone 6 Plus, so we’ve chosen to combine the device reviews into one post.

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Brad Molen, Engadget:

Both iPhones are thinner than their predecessor. Whereas the 5s was 7.6mm thick, the 6 comes in at 6.9mm, with the 6 Plus measuring a hair thicker at 7.1mm. I don’t always subscribe to the “thinner is better” mantra, but it’s a benefit in this case because larger iPhones wouldn’t feel as comfortable if they had the same shape as the 5s. If I had to choose based on in-hand feel alone, I’d pick the 6 over the Plus. I can still wrap my fingers around the 6 just as easily as I could with the 5s (and its curved sides don’t cut as sharply as the edges on the 5s), but the large-screened 6 Plus is… well, it’s manageable.

Both the 6 and 6 Plus use an IPS Retina HD display, but the Plus is even more high-def than the 6. It has a screen resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, which means you’ll get a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch. On the flipside, the 6 maxes out at 1,334 x 750, which translates into 326 ppi. (That’s the same screen density as the 5s.) Both displays are sharp, but I do see some minor differences between the two when I look at them side by side. Specifically, the Plus’ text and images are sharper, with no jagged lines whatsoever.

Walt Mossberg/Lauren Goode (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus), Re/code:

[iPhone 6, Mossberg] And, despite the larger screen, all my apps — by Apple and third parties — just worked. None that I tested looked distorted or blurry. Apple says its App Store now offers 1.3 million apps, a new high.

[iPhone 6, Mossberg] In my tests, I found the iPhone 6’s Wi-Fi speeds — both downstream and upstream — were roughly double those of the 5s, and about 25 percent faster than those of the Samsung Galaxy S5. But I saw little difference in LTE speeds, either on Verizon or AT&T.

[iPhone 6 Plus, Goode] Oh, and if, like me, you rarely get a full day out of your current iPhone’s battery, this might excite you: In my tests, which involved setting the display brightness to 50 percent and cycling through my regular routine of apps and phone calls, the iPhone 6 Plus would last from early one morning until evening the following day. (Calls sounded great, as well.)

Jim Dalrymple, The Loop:

[iPhone 6] It is tough to reach the far top edge of the screen, but I can do it with a little stretch. It’s easier to shimmy my hand up the phone and touch the far edge, if I need to, but to be honest, holding the iPhone in my left hand, there isn’t much on the far right side that I ever need to touch.

[iPhone 6 Plus] The 6 Plus was awkward for me to use at first–it was kind of like using a smaller version of the iPad mini, but it was a phone. I had a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of using it on an ongoing basis, but the larger screen eventually won me over.

[iPhone 6 Plus] I still can’t imagine walking around with a device as big as the iPhone 6 Plus to my ear, talking on the phone. That would just look silly. I’ve said it about other devices this size in the past and my opinion on that hasn’t changed. Maybe a Bluetooth ear piece would be a nice add-on for the iPhone 6 Plus.

David Pierce/Nilay Patel (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus), The Verge

[iPhone 6 Plus] Huge phones get to have huge batteries, and the iPhone 6 Plus is a huge phone with a huge battery: I consistently got about two days of battery life from the 6 Plus in regular daily use — slightly more than the day and half we got from the iPhone 6, and basically the same as the Note 3.

[iPhone 6 Plus] That aluminum feels quite nice, but it’s also a little slippery, especially when you factor in the size of the phone and its rounded sides. The iPhone 6 Plus is the first iPhone that looks and works better in a case — I’ve been using Apple’s leather sleeve and it makes the phone easier to hold, evens out that camera bump, and hides the weird lines on the back.

[iPhone 6] There’s something perfectly polished about the way it feels to use this screen. I’ve never felt so much like I was truly moving things around under my finger, manipulating icons and pictures by hand. It’s organic and natural in a distinctly Apple way.

David Pogue, Yahoo

Inside, Apple has been up to its usual tightening and polishing. There’s a new chip inside that Apple says is 25 percent faster. You wouldn’t notice it without testing the old and new phones side by side. Apps, for example, pop open about a half-second faster on the new phone.

The Plus model has optical image stabilization — the lens jiggles in precise motion to counteract the handheld movement of the phone itself — that works supremely well.

Also on the Plus: When you’re typing in landscape mode, there’s so much extra space that Apple has thrown in some additional on-screen keys. On the left: buttons for Cut, Copy, Paste, Bold, and Undo. On the right: Punctuation keys and actual cursor keys–a first on the iPhone.

Darrell Etherington (iPhone 6, 6 Plus), TechCrunch:

[iPhone 6] New also to this generation is the all-metal back casing, which replaces the glass top and bottom panels with thin connecting seams instead. This makes for a more unified look when you turn the phone around, and something that gets closer to the unbroken single plane of the iPad mini and iPad Air’s rear shell. The Space Gray version I tested benefits very much from this unbroken look, and the front of the device is no less impressive.

[iPhone 6 Plus] Touch Assist is the feature Apple created to help users deal with much larger devices, regardless of the size of their hands and digits. The iPhone 6 Plus leans on this especially, as it’s impossible for anyone not in the NBA to reach their thumb across to the top opposite corner. I find it difficult to even reach across the other side of the screen, let alone the corner, when one-handing the device.

[iPhone 6 Plus] For most tasks, I find the iPhone 6 Plus to be a two-handed device — but I also find that I’m absolutely fine with that. The 6 Plus is closer in usage style to an iPad mini, in my experience, albeit one that’s pocketable and capable of full cellular voice communications.

Other reviews:

Stuart Miles (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus), Pocket-lint
Gareth Beavis (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus), TechRadar
Geoffrey Fowler, The Wall Street Journal
Molly Wood, The New York Times
Edward Baig, USA Today
Joshua Topolsky, Bloomberg
Harry McCracken, Fast Company
Lance Ulanoff (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus), Mashable
Charles Arthur (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus), The Guardian
David Phelan (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus), The Independent
Matt Hill (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus), T3

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available to the public beginning on Friday, September 19. Apple is currently accepting pre-orders for the devices in its online store, but shipping estimates for the iPhone 6 are at 7 to 10 days while estimates for the 6 Plus are at 3 to 4 weeks.




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11
Sep
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Early impressions on the Moto 360 vs. Apple Watch


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In case you’ve been living under a rock, the wearable space has grown drastically for major companies throughout the world over a few months’ time. With Google’s quicker-than-ever rollout of Android Wear and Apple’s first iteration of Apple Watch, things are bound to get heated over who can make the best device. So many companies already have smartwatches, but who stands out? Who will create the device that will revolutionize the space? Though we need to wait awhile to use one of the contender’s devices, we can help answer a few questions so far: Who is pushing the boundaries of the wearable technology space, and which device is best suited for you?

Preface: There is more that one Android Wear watch available to the public, I know. I chose the Moto 360 for this comparison because of the seemingly superior build quality over the rest of the competition (though fans of the LG G Watch R might disagree).

And I know… the Apple Watch was just announced yesterday. We know much less about this device than we’d like to, but nonetheless, these are my thoughts regarding the future of wearables and how each company is approaching the space.

The Moto 360 and Android Wear

The Moto 360 is the first Android Wear device from Motorola, and is available for purchase today. It offers a circular design, Qi wireless charging, and comes with a Horween Leather strap (or a brushed metal strap if you don’t mind waiting).

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The watch itself has a brushed metallic outer edge, and offers a 1.56-inch 320×290 round LCD display. One thing that has been getting on peoples’ nerves is the black strip that cuts off the bottom of the display, where the ambient light sensor sits. Like it or hate it, the Moto 360 is the closest thing we have to a fully circular display.

Some other specifications include a TI OMAP 3 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage, pedometer and hear rate sensor, and a 320mAh battery. It measures 46mm in diameter and 11.5mm in width, and weighs 49 grams.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch is Apple’s first attempt at a smartwatch, available for purchase in early 2015. It has a square display, inductive wireless charging, and comes in two sizes and three different iterations: Apple Watch Collection, Watch Edition Collection, and Watch Sport Collection. Each one is different, so let’s break it down a little bit.

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Apple Watch Collection: The body is stainless steel or Space Black finish, complete with six different types of straps that buckle into the top and bottom of the watch. This collection is the standard collection, more geared towards the general user.

Watch Edition Collection: This will be essentially the same as the Apple Watch Collection, but will be offered in an 18-karat rose or yellow gold finish and will have design enhancements added to the digital crown.

Watch Sport Collection: The body has an aluminum finish, and comes with only synthetic rubber straps.

Each collection will offer two different sizes: 38mm and 42mm, appropriately made keeping everyone in mind. All collections offer sapphire glass finishes, a custom S1 SiP chip, and a “digital crown” home button (more on that later). Apple’s also offering a new Force Touch technology that can tell whether a touch is normal or forceful. There is no word on battery quite yet, which has some concerned about how long it will last from day-to-day.


Square vs. Circle

The main difference you’ll notice right away is the difference in form factor. The reason the Moto 360 got so many people amped right away was because of it’s circular display. A circular display had never been done on a mainstream device before this, so it really looked like an attractive option for many of us. It looks like a more traditional watch, and absolutely strays away from having a small computer on your wrist. It is a bit bulky compared to the thickness of the watch strap, but that’s about the only design flaw we’ve heard thus far.

On the other hand, the Apple Watch really surprised many of us because of its seemingly underwhelming design. It’s a bit bulky for the overall design, not to mention the square shape of the device. It’s not ugly, but it’s also not anything special. Apple has long had a reputation for creating premium hardware, and I just don’t see that here.

Interface: Voice dictation vs. traditional (touch) navigation

Now this is what really matters. How will you interact with the device? The reason to buy a smartwatch is because of the functionality… and if you don’t like the way it works, why buy it? We’re seeing two very different ways of navigating through the watch, so let’s see which one better fits you.

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Android Wear’s approach to navigating the device is to use your hands as little as possible. The main screen is a clock (obviously), with a Google Now card on towards the bottom of the screen. It will give you the most recent one that’s available, including texts, emails, weather, or basically anything else.

The easiest way of navigating through the available actions is to use your voice. Android Wear needs some improvements in this area, especially if you need to use your finger to swipe through different menus. It’s basically a never-ending list to scroll through, which is not user friendly in the slightest. However, Google Now has long had a reputation of getting you information before you need it, so it absolutely helps to see navigation, weather, and other relevant information the moment you need it.

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Apple is taking a different approach when it comes to interaction with your watch. The main screen of the watch is a bulk of circular icons, sporadically laid out throughout the screen. Want to open an app? It’s right there, waiting for you, similar to how the iPhone’s home screen is laid out. Swipe up from the bottom to access Glances: useful information, right when you need it. The Glance feature is basically like Google Now cards that you can swipe through and get as much relevant information as you need.

One other unique feature Apple is using is the new “digital crown” scroll wheel. Not only does it turn the screen on and off, but you can use it to scroll through lists, zoom in to maps, and much more. It’s definitely an interesting concept, but it doesn’t seem like it’s necessarily the most intuitive. Setting a traditional watch’s time is already an awkward hand movement, scrolling a tiny dial with your fingers. Going back to using a dial, even though it isn’t in the traditional sense, just seems backwards. Besides, isn’t this why touch screens were invented?

Both ways of navigating through the respective interfaces aren’t great quite yet, but they aren’t necessarily horrible. They’re both innovative, but we’re going to have to use the Apple Watch before we make any more comparisons.

Price & availability

The pricing information we have so far is as follows: the Moto 360 is on sale now for $249.99 through Motorola.com, Google Play, or BestBuy.com. Motorola’s site and Google Play both have the watch on backorder, and Best Buy only currently has the device available in-store.

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All three collections of the Apple Watch will be available at the beginning of 2015. We’re assuming that means sometime in Q1. Unfortunately, that is right after the holiday season is over, and Motorola should already be working on getting the next version of their watch out to the general pubic. We don’t know specifics on the prices, but the Apple Watch’s base price will be $349.99. We don’t know what collection will start at this price, but the other collections will likely start at 50-100 dollars more than that.

So, what’s the draw?

I would, by no means, call myself a fanboy for Motorola. In fact, the Moto 360 is the only piece of Motorola hardware I’ve ever purchased in my life. So why did I pull the trigger and order right away? From the moment I laid eyes on it, it felt different. It felt like the future. A circular (albeit not a perfect one) display paired with the Android Wear interface looks like something out of a crazy concept video that could only be executed in the future.

The Apple Watch doesn’t do that for me.

The Apple Watch reminds me of an LG G Watch/Samsung Gear Live hybrid with a more confusing, cluttered interface, and I can’t just get around that. I can’t pay $100 more for a watch that does the exact same thing as the competition in an uglier package. The software seems too much like a traditional smartphone’s, and that just won’t work on on a screen smaller than 2 inches.

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When Apple was showing off the full gallery view of all of their pre-loaded pictures, I laughed at the sheer ridiculousness of the concept. When they were showing off the zooming feature with the digital crown in Apple Maps, I thought that it was a completely pointless feature, yet they were still showing it off to millions of people. Two-inch wide screens aren’t the same as 5-inch screens, and I think Apple needs to understand that. The software seems rushed, and I just can’t get behind it.


Though this is a battle of smartwatches, what it comes down to is this: which complete package offers the best features for you? The competition isn’t just about the best smartphone anymore… it’s about the ecosystem. Both smartwatches, though brand new and partially unreleased, offer incredible leaps in technology that gets me excited, no matter which one I like more. By the looks of it, though, Android Wear and the Moto 360 looks like a more complete, well-thought out package compared to the competition.

But you know what? There are people out there that think Apple just invented the smartwatch. And I would know… just look at my Facebook News Feed. People will still buy the Apple Watch no matter how much catching up it needs to do to other technology out there, no matter how much it costs, simply because it’s Apple we’re talking about. Apple creates great products 99% of the time… I just think they could have done so much better with an entirely new product category.

What are your opinions of the Apple Watch? Am I completely wrong in my thoughts? Let me know in the comments… I’d love to hear from you!


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8
Sep
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Send SMS with your Android smartphone from any device with EndlessJabber (Review)


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For years, one of the things I’ve always wanted was an easy way to be able to send text messages while on different devices, especially my laptop or desktop computer. This is one of the main reasons why services like Facebook Messenger and Google Hangouts have always been my go to messenger services since I could just pickup where I left off chatting, whether I was on my desktop at work, laptop at home, tablet or my smartphone.

While I’ve tried a few apps in the past, none were perfect. One of the first that I remember trying many years ago was Koush’s DeskSMS, which to me, wasn’t as reliable and didn’t have as nice an interface as EndlessJabber does.

“To setup the app, it’s extremely simple. All you have to do is head to their website, www.endlessjabber.com, and click install, which will take you to Google Play where you can download the app on your Android smartphone. On your smartphone, go through the setup on the app, which the company says, “takes just 1 tap.” All you’re doing here is connecting the app to your Google account and granting the app access to your text messages, which will then sync all of your text messages to the app. Although they recommend using EvolveSMS from Klinker Apps, whom they partnered with, it works fine with other SMS apps, such as Google Hangouts, my default SMS app. With that done, all you need to do is go to www.endlessjabber.com/web on any other device and sign in to your Google account, then you can chat just as you would on your smartphone but through this web interface seen below.

Screen Shot 2014-09-05 at 8.16.12 PMAll of the text messages on your device will show up when you head to the web interface. Besides just sending messages, you are able to attach photos from the current device you’re using to the SMS, view all your contacts on your smartphone, view a Gallery of photos you’ve been texted and view statistics such as how many texts you’re sending in a day, who you’re texting the most, etc. EndlessJabber will also tell you the current time and how much juice is left in your phone’s battery, just so you can be sure it doesn’t die on you.

The app is very well polished and I think the only issue I noticed is that emoticons didn’t always show up as pictures as they would on your smartphone. They would show up while accessing the web interface on Mozilla Firefox, but didn’t always show up in Google Chrome, although they were unique ones like beer mugs and fireworks. It would also be nice if you were able to access the gallery on your smartphone, but that’s not a deal breaker at all.

EndlessJabber also has a few extras that I wanted to mention. Along with the Android app and web interface, EndlessJabber also has Chrome and Firefox Extensions which will give you a notification whenever you receive a message so you don’t always have to be on that tab to see the messages you receive.

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One of the best things about the app is that it is free to use, unlike DeskSMS that was about $5 a year. Although I didn’t get to test it out, there is a paid version of the app, EndlessJabber Pro, that’s $1.99 a month after a free 7 day. It extends the experience with some “pro” features including JabberMode that enables you to instantly send and receive SMS messages by bypassing the free Google Cloud Messaging infrastructure, Search, so you can search for a specific text or bit of info you received, themes, the ability to schedule texts in advance to send at a later time, more analytics as well as XMPP integration to use it with other chat clients such as Pidgin and Trillian, among other features.

One last thing, EndlessJabber is currently seeking to raise funds through Kickstarter to help its app grow, since they are a small startup. Check out the campaign here.They note that funds from the campaign will be used to determine the appropriate marketing strategy to achieve their goals, find an appropriate marketing firm and execute on the marketing strategy. If you do decide to contribute, you can get nice rewards such as EndlessJabber Pro subscriptions, visibility on their site and social networks and even a t-shirt. Some of these rewards are pretty nice, especially since most will give you a discount on a pro subscription.

If EndlessJabber sounds like something you’ve been waiting for, don’t hesitate to check it out! If you need a little more help using EndlessJabber, here’s more info on their blog.


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6
Sep
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Test your luck in OMG! Fortune Free Slots (review)


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If you love to gamble and are looking for a new casino game, you may want to check out OMG! Fortune Slots. It’s a new take on some older, more classic casino games like slots, scratch cards, BINGO, and Wheel of Fortune. With over 25 levels, let’s take a look to see if this game can become your new favorite pastime.

Interface

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OMG! Fortune Free Slots is incredibly bright and colorful. It’s filled with tons of animations that will keep you interested while you play. As much as we like the general interface of the app, we would change one thing about the app… how often it asks for real money. Every few minutes you’ll most likely be prompted with a change to invest in more coins. With daily deals and coin packages, the app is constantly reminding you that you have a change to buy more. It took away from the experience a tad, but nonetheless, the game relatively easy to navigate and move around.

Gameplay

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You begin the game by entering the Lobby, where you can see all of your unlocked games. To begin, only one is available to you. If you work decently hard. the first few levels are a breeze. Around levels 6-7 is where we began having a bit of trouble completing the rounds on the first try. The aim of the game, obviously, is to rack up as much money as possible, all while completing daily, weekly, and monthly challenges. Also, with more than 25 unique levels to choose from, you won’t get bored very easily.

Each level has a bright and colorful theme that puts a fun twist on the classics – whimsical birds, Zodiac, city life, and more. As if the number of different games weren’t enough, they’ve also added a slew of mini games to be completed in between rounds.

What we like:

  • More than enough levels to keep you interested
  • Mini games add to the experience
  • Fun animations make the app great to view/navigate

What we would change:

  • Less-frequent reminders to buy coins with real money would make the experience much better

Would I recommend this app?

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If you love casino games, you’ll love this game, plain and simple. The fun animations make it one-of-a-kind, and for a free app, it makes the experience way better. Hit the download link below to start playing OMG! Fortune FREE Slots.


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15
Aug
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Fleksy Keyboard review


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Fleksy is one of the best keyboards available for Android. There is one particular keyboard app that refuses to get pushed around by the big names in the industry. With the constant updates, support for over 35 languages, and the ability to boast the “fastest keyboard in the world”, Fleksy is worth taking a look… Read more »

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15
Aug
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My new default file browser: Tomi File Manager


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Sometimes, I’m just not satisified with what my phone comes with my default, such as the messaging app or the file browser. When I first heard about Tomi File Manager, I saw the pictures and was impressed with an app that looks to take file browsing to the next level. Not only was it actually… Read more »

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4
Aug
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The BRAVEN BRV-BANK review: built for the outdoorsman


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Power banks are a dime a dozen, and with only a handful of phones out there that last through a full day’s use, it looks like they will be around for a while. After sifting through the endless number of power banks at my favorite online retailer, it seems that it will take a power… Read more »

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Yezz Andy A4 Smartphone Review


Yezz Andy A4 full

It’s not all about the big hitters when it comes to smartphones, sure the likes of Samsung and HTC knock out some really great hardware which become the must have phone and receives the rave reviews but what about the budget smartphone ? The affordable handset market is worth $50 billion and is big business… Read more »

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19
Jul
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Engadget Daily: Top cellphones, Kindle Unlimited and more!


Check out the top smartphones you can buy right now, read to your heart’s content with Kindle Unlimited, our review of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition and find out how to live off vending machines in Tokyo. All that and more inside Engadget’s news highlights from the last 24 hours.

The top 15 smartphones you can buy right now

What are the top smartphones on the market today? Our new buyer’s guide has you covered. Boom! You’re welcome.

Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited offers all-you-can-eat e-books for $10 a month

Good news for you bookworms, Amazon announced an all-you-can-eat subscription plan for Kindle devices. For just $10 a month, you can get all e-books you want!

Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition review: big screen, even bigger price

Samsung’s latest ultrabook is here. How does the ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition hold up to the competition? Check out Dana’s review for all the details.

Surviving on Tokyo’s vending machines

Japan has more vending machines per capita than anywhere else on Earth. Follow along as Mat Smith tries to live off nothing but vending machines as he travels around Tokyo.

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