Go From Snack Shack to Lunch Legend in Lunch Truck Tycoon

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Price: Free
Rating:
Lunch Truck Tycoon
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

One of my favorite game genres is simulators, so it’s no surprise that I took a liking to Lunch Truck Tycoon almost immediately.

Developed by Diggidy, Lunch Truck Tycoon is an addicting and fun game for iPhone that takes players on an exciting journey from snack shack to food truck fame.

Concept and Gameplay:

Lunch Truck Tycoon is pretty similar to like-named games such as Lemonade Tycoon. The goal is to build your business from the ground up by providing customers with a great lunch experience.

Over time, you’ll earn enough money to purchase upgrades so you can bring in even more cash.

When you first open Lunch Truck Tycoon, the game takes you through a brief tutorial that gives you a basic overview of the game and all of its functions. The left side of the screen is where players can purchase trucks and upgrades, travel around the island, view the latest news headlines, and restock their truck.

Lunch Truck Tycoon is somewhat of a “set it and forget it” kind of game. What that means is that players have to make sure everything is in order (such as stocking items) prior to taking their turn.

Once their turn has begun and customers purchase food, players can’t make any changes to their truck.

Lunch Truck Tycoon iPhone Game

Lunch Truck Tycoon iPhone Game

While Lunch Truck Tycoon is pretty similar to other simulator games, I rather like the fact that this one makes you work extra hard in order to unlock additional truck accessories and food.

Leveling up is a gradual process that takes quite a bit of time, so it’s unlikely that players will zip through the game in a matter of hours.

Features:

When it comes to extra features, Lunch Truck Tycoon has all the bases covered.

The game offers plenty of player flexibility, primarily because they’re free to choose where they want to set up shop. Event headlines and special challenges pop up rather frequently, but players aren’t forced to take part in them.

When it comes down to numbers, Lunch Truck Tycoon players can reach level 45, as well as complete and gain content.

There are 30 different events for players to take part in, as well as 15 different competitions in five different locations where they can set up their lunch truck.

Lastly, if you’re a bit impatient, Lunch Truck Tycoon allows you to toggle turn speed via the fast-forward button that’s located at the top right of the screen.

Value:

Lunch Truck Tycoon is available to download from the App Store for free and is designed for iPhone. The game does include ads that pop up occasionally after a turn has completed, but they’re not terribly intrusive.

Players have the option of acquiring cash via in-app purchase, but doing so somewhat defeats the purpose of the game. Also, ads can be disabled for $0.99.

When it comes down to it, Lunch Truck Tycoon is a very addicting simulator game that features plenty of different game elements and room for players to experiment with items and strategies.

lunch_truck_tycoon.jpgLunch Truck Tycoon requires iOS 5.1.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac Brings Files Back From the Dead

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Price: Free
Rating:
EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac
Mac Application Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Jim Desposito

Reviewed by Jim Desposito

If you’ve ever trashed a file only to realize later that you need it back, this handy utility is for you.

EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac, from EaseUS, is an easy-to-use utility that every Mac owner should have on hand.

Features & Functionality:

It offers instructions in nine different languages and easily changes from one to another, although you do have to restart the application to do so.

Once you’re ready to get started, the process is pretty straightforward since this application is so focused on doing what you bought it for, without much fluff or distracting sidelines. The file type(s) you can recover include Graphics, Document, Audio, Video, Email, Archive, and Other.

It couldn’t be simpler, you select the file type, or types, that you’re interested in, you select the device from all the volumes it finds and and click “continue”.

EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac

EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac

It scans the storage device for deleted files pretty quickly and in no time at all comes back with a complete listing of all the deleted files it has found. If you select all file types be prepared for the list is much longer than you’re expecting. That’s because it also find files that the OS and various applications have deleted as part of their normal operation.

Assuming your files were in the trash before being deleted for good, all you have to do is look in the “Users” folder, select your user name, then select the “Trash” folder and there you will no doubt find your file.

In addition to scanning your storage device for the types of files that you selected,  EaseUS also prompts you to do a “deep scan” if the first scan did not find the files you’re looking for.

We tested EaseUS’s ability to recover a wide variety of file types including graphics, Microsoft documents and templates, videos, applications, zip files, dmg files and pdf files.

In all cases this utility performed flawlessly as long as files were just deleted. Of course any file recovery utility will warn you that as you continue to use your computer after emptying the trash, it’s quite possible that bits on your storage device will be overwritten and recovery of our files may be impossible.

Appearance and Layout

The application is a good example of a minimalist design. It’s purpose is singularly defined and its interface certainly reflects that focus. Start the app, enter your admin password (necessary because of the access the application needs to do its thing), select “Later” for the upgrade to the full paid version, select the file type(s) you’re interested in, then point it to a volume and off you go.

There aren’t too many options, and that’s a good thing.

The text is quite legible and straightforward. Your only other options are from the main menu bar where you can do a search on a word or phrase, select “Online Help” to go to a webpage where you the user guide, or select “Support Center” and go to a webpage where you can initiate a live chat or send an email for additional help.

Value

The trial version allows you to preview the results but not recover the files, so for the free version the value is all about seeing if the EaseUS can find your missing file. If it does find it you can’t recover it unless you pay for the license which costs $89.95. On the plus side you don’t have to but it unless you know it can find your file.

We’d like to see some harder value with the free version but we understand where they’re coming from. In our opinion though, if they offered the ability to recover at least one file with the free version, most people would see the value of having it around and would then opt for it anyway.

Overall, we think EaseUS Data Recovery for Mac is a solid value and for those who need to recover a lost file, it can be a lifesaver.

easus-qrEaseUS Data Recovery for Mac s fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9(Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion), 10.6 (Snow Leopard). A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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Think Outside the Box in REBUS – Absurd Logic Game

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Price: Free
Rating:
REBUS – Absurd Logic Game
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

REBUS – Absurd Logic Game is an outstanding new puzzle game for iPhone and iPad that will challenge every ounce of logic you possess.

Developed by Jutiful, this intriguing new game is a must have for anyone who wants to practice thinking outside the box.

Concept and Gameplay:

To quote Wikipedia, a rebus is “an allusional device that uses pictures to represent words or parts of words.” For example, one of the first puzzles you’ll solve in REBUS is a G with a heart next to it.

While this might look strange at first, sounding out what you see on the screen means you’ll eventually realize that the solution to the puzzle is glove. Trust me, the first puzzle is easy compared to the rest.

One of the things I was pleased to see in REBUS is a handy tutorial that encourages players to think outside the box, primarily because this is a puzzle game that they’ve likely never played before.

I can honestly say that REBUS requires quite a bit of creativity and logic in order to solve puzzles, but that’s what makes it so fun to play.

REBUS offers quite a bit for players, including over 100 puzzles to solve. According to the developer, updates will be released regularly and new puzzles will be added to the game frequently.

Not only does this mean the game will continue to grow with frequent attention, but it also means the players who have solved all of the puzzles can continue to play and enjoy REBUS.

Features:

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

REBUS iPhone Game

As with many puzzle games, REBUS includes a few features to help players catch a break if they happen to get stuck on a puzzle. For example, there are hints that can be purchased with coins earned from successfully solving rebuses.

Hints include revealing the answer, eliminating letters from the built-in keyboard, and revealing the number of letters in the word. Hints aside, we encourage you to stay with each puzzle in this game of associations, logic and design. Solving them for yourself will bring satisfaction and energize your brain.

iPhone gamers who enjoy collecting achievements and showing off progress to friends via Game Center will be pleased to know that REBUS also features integration, as well as 23 achievements to collect.

Value:

REBUS is available to download from the App Store for free, which is a fantastic price given the fact that there are a ton of puzzles to solve. Players can optionally purchase more coins via the in-game store, as well as disable ads.

Overall, you definitely can’t beat the price of free when it comes to a fun and challenging puzzle game. REBUS definitely delivers on its promise to push players to think outside the box.

So be prepared to really put your mind to the test if you decide to give this fantastic new game a try.

REBUS – Absurd Logic Gamerebus.jpg requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this article.

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Keep Auto Law Pro with You on the Road

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Price: Free
Rating:
Auto Law Pro
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Auto Law Pro, by Smith Luby Holdings LLC, belongs on your iPhone so it can help make sure you collect all the proper information if you have an car accident or get a traffic ticket.

Specifically, this app is designed to help users who may be wondering what to do and what information is important to record if they get in an accident or receive a ticket for violations while driving.

Features:

As indicated by its name, Auto Law Pro works to help users out who may find themselves with questions about legal help for issues encountered on the road.

Users can input into the app what their specific problem is—an accident or a ticket—and Auto Law Pro generates information for them regarding their legal options.

The app can be used to find auto attorneys in an area, or it can simply be used to help you organize all of your information regarding an incident into one convenient location.

Having all this information in one spot can certainly be helpful when dealing with insurance companies or attorneys down the line, and Auto Law Pro provides room for you to list just about everything.

Additionally, this app can also be used to store emergency contact information if desired as well.

Appearance and Layout:

Auto Law Pro iPhone App

Auto Law Pro iPhone App

The layout of Auto Law Pro is very user-friendly and makes it wonderfully easy to create an account in just a few seconds.

Navigating through this app is simple, and the overall layout is very clean and easy on the eyes. Fonts are easy to read, and I found the “home” screen of the app to be particularly aesthetically impressive.

Other than this screen, however, in-app graphics are definitely kept to a minimum, but this minimalistic approach to makes sense when considering the purpose Auto Law Pro.

Value:

Auto Law Pro is a simple to use app. It’s also a free app, so users don’t have to worry about losing their money if they download it but don’t end up liking it.

For its services, the app is well designed and gets the job done. While we can’t argue that it’s very convenient, many users may not find it to be a necessary app for their everyday lives.

After all, Siri or a quick Google search can guide users to pretty much all of the info provided in Auto Law Pro. At the same time, however, if you’re faced with a stressful situation (accident or traffic ticket), it puts the information you need right where you can easily find it. It’s even available for Android phones.

Plus, anyone who likes having apps set aside for specific purposes (anyone who is ever finding himself telling a friend, “There’s an app for that!”) will probably be pleased with Auto Law Pro.

It’s hard to argue with their slogan; “don’t turn the key, without ALP.”

autoqrAuto Law Pro requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this article.

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Your Finger Is Your Weapon in Tap Heroes – Idle RPG Action

tap heroes

Price: $0.99
Rating:
Tap Heroes – Idle RPG Action
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

One of the best things about mobile games is that they can be pretty much anything. From retro arcade games to complex multiplayers, anything is truly possible when it comes to iPhone and iPad gaming.

Tap Heroes – Idle RPG Action is an incredibly fun and fast-paced game for iOS.

Developed by Daniel Hjelm, this unique arcade RPG immerses players in a world filled with enemies that must be destroyed with a tap of your finger.

Concept and Gameplay:

When I opened Tap Heroes for the first time, I knew that this game is definitely something special. Instead of taking the usual approach of gradually easing new players into the game via easy levels and detailed tutorials, new players are immediately thrown into gameplay upon opening the game.

The goal of Tap Heroes is to battle your way through waves of enemies level by level. Along your journey, you’ll encounter over 70 different enemies, 10 different worlds, and you’ll meet new friends along the way who will fight alongside you.

To play, all you have to do is tap enemies repeatedly when they appear on the screen, thus doing damage to them. The faster you tap, the more damage you do in a shorter period of time. You can also heal yourself by tapping on your character.

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Tap Heroes iPhone Game

Tap Heroes starts out pretty easy and gives new players plenty of time to adjust to the gameplay environment. However, it’s best not to get too comfortable with casual gameplay because enemies definitely get harder as you reach higher levels. Therefore, it’s very important to make sure you pay attention to your heroes by upgrading their skills such as attack, heal, and critical damage.

While I like the fact that Tap Heroes is loaded with fun content and plenty of customization options for your character, I will say that your finger gets pretty tired and cramped after a few minutes of gameplay. Personally I found that setting my phone down on a table or on my knee allowed me to use both fingers to attack enemies, thus doing more damage twice as fast.

Features:

One of the best things about Tap Heroes is that the game offers a seemingly endless number of levels for players to fight through, as well as challenging boss fights.

Not only do you have to make sure your heroes are strong enough to defeat enemies, but you also have to pay attention to your health. I really like games like this because they require quite a bit of awareness on the player’s part.

Along with upgradable skills, Tap Heroes features an in-game shop that allows players to purchase bonuses for the heroes using gold from defeating enemies. Players can also earn gems by completing achievements, which allows them to pick up additional heroes when they’re available.

Value:

Tap Heroes is available to download from the App Store for $0.99 and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. The only in-app purchases are for gem packs and doubling the amount of gold you currently have. So long as you’re patient, you should be able to earn plenty of gems and gold just by playing the game.

There’s also a free version of Tap Heroes if you’re not sold on the game just yet.

Overall, Tap Heroes is a fantastic game it’s worth every penny. It offers truly unique gameplay, a fast-paced environment, and plenty of customization options for players to build the strongest team possible.

Tap Heroes – Idle RPG Actiontap_heroes.jpg requires iOS 5.1.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this article.

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CliqPass Photo Provides Seamless Media Exchange

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Price: Free
Rating:
CliqPass Photo
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Adam Itkoff

Reviewed by Adam Itkoff

From Instagram to Facebook and beyond, we love to post our photos online. Sometimes the only thing needed to cap your weekend off perfectly is an easy Sunday evening, postings pictures of your best mates looking their finest from the night before.

The CliqPass Photo app, from MedioSphere Inc., is an innovative free download that allows you to request photos from friends and family in a totally seamless way.

Rather than text a friend, reminding them to send you all the pics and videos they took at the concert, simply work within the app to facilitate a quick and easy transfer.

Features:

The app leverages the already ubiquitous storage devices we’ve grown to love. Choose from Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive, select a friend from your contact list and presto. A request is really that easy. If you’re swapping files, this might just be one of the simplest ways to do it.

The app doesn’t require a login, although you’ll need your friend’s details to send or request the desired media. It’s totally free, with an in-app purchase option for heavy users and those that wish to completely maximize the app.

CliqPass Photo iPhone App

CliqPass Photo iPhone App

Concept and Functionality:

If you’ve ever been faced with the hassle of collecting a lot of pictures from a group of friends after an event, CliqPass Photo has you covered. Large emails, cloud storage, whatsapp… are inconvenient or limiting and require a lot of ‘manual’ work whereas CliqPass cuts through all the details and does most of the work for you.

The build of the app is relatively flawless, with minimalism being the crux.

Rather than overload you with features that you may or may not use, CliqPass Photo chooses to give you only what you need, and strip the rest.

CliqPass lets you collect dozens of photos and videos from a group of family members or friends after a social event (bbq, wedding, hike, picnic, excursions, vacation, family reunion, and more). The app totally streamlines the process of collecting lots of media (>10) from iPhone, Android phones and dSLRs.

The app is divided into “Request”, “Respond”, and “Share”. You can dig into the settings to create a membership or adjust your Wi-Fi transfer size, but these are all add-ons that come after getting familiar with the app itself and its central functions.

This approach is subtle, clean, and generally excellent. This also helps to create an app that is an impossible 3.4 total MB and downloads in seconds flat.

Overall Value:

The app is free and essentially gives you a new way to exchange media with your best buds.

It’s got an unpretentious build and low-barrier to entry (this could also read “free”) and gives you no reason not to download. If your friend happens to be using an Android device, not to worry, CliqPass Photo is also available from Google Play. To see how it works, you can check out the trailer.

Next time you need to hunt down your mate for some pictures, we suggest you log into CliqPass and press the “Request” button instead.

cliqpass-qrCliqPass Photo requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this article.

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