Dynetix Fitness is a Simple and Powerful Workout Tracking App

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Price: $1.99
Rating:
Dynetix Fitness
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

If you’re looking for a simple fitness app that will help track your progress without a clunky interface and complicated settings, Dynetix Fitness for iPhone and Apple Watch is worth checking out.

Dynetix Fitness offers powerful workout tracking features with an intuitive interface that gets the job done quickly and easily.

Concept and Functionality:

Personally I believe that fitness apps should be simple to begin with so they don’t take away from your workout experience.

The last thing you want to do when you hit the gym or before a run is fiddle with your iPhone for 5 minutes trying to navigate a flashy interface and fancy tidbits.

Dynetix Fitness, by Dynetix Design Solutions Inc, is very easy to set up. Initially you’re asked to grant permission for the app to pull data from the native Health app, as well as enable location services.

Next you’re asked to enter your weight, but initially the screen asks for the value in kilograms. I double-checked on this in the app’s settings tab and it says pounds, so it looks like a minor mixup.

dynetixwatchOnce the initial setup is complete, you can begin using Dynetix Fitness immediately. The app tracks data such as steps, workout time, flights of stairs climbed, calories burned, and much more.

I really like the clean Apple Watch interface that gives you key information at a glance and let’s you easily control the app.

Another big plus is the fact that you can toggle GPS tracking, as well, so you can conserve battery life.

Features:

Dynetix Fitness iPhone App

Dynetix Fitness iPhone App

My favorite part about Dynetix Fitness is the fact that you can easily set up individual goals for your workout session.

All you have to do is tap the goal button next to each tracked item and input your value. The app automatically alerts you when you achieve your goal.

This is a great feature because it allows you to customize the app to fit your personal workout goals instead of being forced to set goals like many other fitness apps.

Dynetix Fitness also logs your workout sessions so you can easily access them at a later time. Lastly, the app features Apple Watch compatibility so it’s even easier to track your workouts.

Value:

Dynetix Fitness is available to download from the App Store for $1.99 and is designed for iPhone and Apple Watch. Personally I think the price is decent seeing as users who enjoy the app will get a lot of use out of it.

Overall, this is a great fitness tracking app for users who aren’t looking for extras like social sharing, global leaderboards, and other fancy features.

It’s simple and straightforward, which makes Dynetix Fitness a very viable fitness tool for everyone.

dynetix_fitness.jpgDynetix Fitness requires iOS 8.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Memory & Disk Scanner Pro Is a Handy Utility App for iOS

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Price: Free (Limited Use Trial)
Rating:
Memory & Disk Scanner Pro – Check System Information
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Memory & Disk Scanner Pro is an incredibly popular utility for iPhone and iPad that allows users to see intimate details about their iDevice.

Developed by Phan Minh Nhut, this handy app even lets users cleanup their device’s memory and remove junk files in order to free up disk space.

Concept and Functionality:

There certainly isn’t the shortage of similar apps that claim they can do the same thing as Memory & Disk Scanner Pro, but in my experience very few of them actually deliver on what they promise.

This particular app includes a memory scanner and Optimizer, as well as a disk scanner and cleanup tool.

In order to use Memory & Disk Scanner Pro all you have to do is tap the “One Touch” button on the right side of the screen. This runs both scans simultaneously. Users can optionally run each scan individually, as well.

When it comes to scan performance, I found that Memory & Disk Scanner Pro seems to actually delete junk files that it manages to find.

In terms of the memory optimizer, personally I’m not a huge fan of these tools because the iOS operating system does a fantastic job of handling memory allocation itself.

Features:

Memory & Disk Scanner Pro iPhone App

Memory & Disk Scanner Pro iPhone App

Memory & Disk Scanner Pro provides much more than scanning and optimizing tools, however. For example, users can easily access CPU information for their device and see details such as running processes and the number of cores their iPhone or iPad processor has.

Another cool feature is the ability to check out the network tab and see information on their device’s Wi-Fi and cellular network.

Though I can’t endorse the effectiveness of Memory & Disk Scanner Pro for certain, it does seem like a decent app that will make some sort of impact on your iPhone or your iPad’s performance.

What sets it apart from many other utilities that do the same thing is that this app has a very well designed user interface.

It’s pretty easy to use and figure out. Plus it offers a few extra features for experienced users.

Value:

Memory & Disk Scanner Pro is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad.

New users are limited to a trial in the free version that only allows a small handful of scans to be performed before being prompted to upgrade to the full version. The full version upgrade can be purchased for $0.99.

Overall, Memory & Disk Scanner Pro looks like a very handy app that can be used to improve your iPhone or your iPad’s performance by cleaning up junk files and optimizing memory.

I recommend giving it a try, especially if you use an older iDevice.

memory_disk_scanner.jpg (1)Memory & Disk Scanner Pro requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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Where’s My Eye?!: Dodgy, Brain-Soaked and So Much Fun

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Price: Free
Rating:
Where’s My Eye?!
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

It’s not often that we come across an arcade game that’s wholly original, wonderfully fun, and also involves a healthy amount of zombie brains. In fact, we can say with absolute certainty that this is the first time it’s happened.

With that in mind, let’s dive right into the bizarre, brains-soaked world that is Where’s My Eye?!, from docob.

Where’s My Eye?! is an all-ages, moving puzzler that will keep you on your toes. This game is truly something to behold, as well as something to have a deep laugh at.

If that’s got you curious, then you need only to head on down below the break for our full review!

Concept and Gameplay

Though you may not have noticed, the plot and main game mechanic are both held within the title of the game itself: You’ll play as a hapless zombie who has somehow lost his eye. In order to retrieve the organ, players must move it left or right across a puzzling layout. Doing so at the right time is crucial, else the eye will be smashed by wayward zombie fists, nasty spikes, or in some cases, even aliens.

It’s a tricky world—a very tricky one, actually. The game is pretty dang hard, but that’s hardly stopped us from having an absolute blast. I personally will never forget the first time a zombie fist burst out of the ground and destroyed my eye. It was uproariously funny, and that’s not something I’ve ever said about an iPhone game before.

Where's My Eye?! iPhone Game

Where’s My Eye?! iPhone Game

Using all of these things, the player will progress from stage to stage. Like Angry Birds, your progress is measured in threes per-level. However, there are no stars here, just brains. Get all three, plus the coins scattered about the place, and you’ll slowly earn your way up to the next stage.

It’s fun, creative and above all addictive. Of the latter, we can absolutely attest.

Design and Graphics

For a newcomer to the arcade genre, Where’s My Eye?! also happens to look pretty fantastic. It has a uniquely cartoon style about it, one that we enjoyed a great deal. The zombies caged to each stage are well-designed, as are the difficult levels. We cannot emphasize that enough—lots of work will go into keep your eye alive . . . or, dead, we suppose.

Either way, the game looks fantastic, and the controls could not be simpler. Tap right to move right, tap left to move left. Beyond this, you’re on your own! But at least the game has done everything imaginable to make it a pleasant journey. 

Overall Value

When you sum it all up, it’s impossible not to give Where’s My Eye?! full marks. We feel like happy school teachers, pleased to see one of our students truly excelling. The game is beyond entertaining, very hard to put down, and superbly crafted. With all of that in mind, what more could you possibly want out of an iOS arcade title?

qrcode.30390102Where’s My Eye!? requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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Top 10 New iOS Games from June 2015

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Top 10 New iOS Games from June 2015
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Written by Sarah Hanlon

Whether you’re new to the iPhone and iPad gaming scene or you’re simply looking for something new to try, our list of the top 10 iPhone and iPad games from June features 10 brand-new titles that have recently debuted on the App Store.

These games are not only high-quality, but the list is perfect for casual and hard-core players alike. From casual puzzle games to immersive RPG titles and even an incredible spinoff of a popular PC franchise, this list features games for everyone.

I truly hope you enjoy playing these games as much as we do!

Fallout Shelter for iOS

Fallout Shelter for iOS

falloutFallout Shelter (Bethesda – iPhone, iPad, Free) – The first game in our list, Fallout Shelter, brings the incredible world of the Fallout franchise to iPhone and iPad.

Quite possibly on track to be named one of the best games of the year,

Fallout Shelter is a strategy game that immerses players in an underground bunker that must sustain itself and defend itself.

This is a fantastic game for anyone who likes to build civilizations from the ground up in order to create a complex and highly functional network.

 

alphabearAlphabear: Word Puzzle Game (Spry Fox, LLC – iPhone, iPad, Free) – Perfect for both kids and adults, Alphabear: Word Puzzle Game requires players to spell words in order to make bears appear on the screen.

The more words you spell, the bigger your bear will become and the more points you can earn.

If you do very well, you can even keep bears that you earn so you can use them and their power ups in future games.

Like many other games that we featured on this list, this particular one is fairly easy to learn but very difficult to master.

 

Dragon Quest VI for iOS

Dragon Quest VI for iOS

dragonDragon Quest VI (Square Enix – iPhone, iPad, $14.99) – Dragon Quest VI is a brand-new game by Square Enix that takes adventurers on an epic quest through a beautiful and highly interactive world.

Players must work together with NPC characters they meet along their journey in order to successfully embark on adventures.

The game also features plenty of extra goodies, such as an in-game casino and fun mini games. The price is a bit high but players who enjoy the franchise and/or are looking for tons of great content will find that Dragon Quest VI is worth every penny.

 

swaggySwaggy Ninja (iCustomized – iPhone, iPad, Free) – Swaggy Ninja is a one-touch vertical platformer for iOS that features simple graphics and even simpler gameplay.

In order to play, tap the screen to make your ninja jump. Your goal is to avoid obstacles like spears, ninja stars, and other assorted undesirables.

The higher you reach, the higher your score will be.

The really nice part about Swaggy Ninja is the fact that this is a game you can learn to play in only a minute or two, but you won’t be able to put it down because you’ll constantly be trying to be your previous score.

 

Hue Ball for iOS

Hue Ball for iOS

hueballHue Ball (Unept – iPhone, iPad, Free) – Hue Ball is a relaxing new iOS game that’s similar to games like bubble shooters.

This is the perfect game for unwinding after a long day because it features slow gameplay is slightly difficult basically it’s enough to keep you on your toes without making you pull your hair out because the game is too difficult.

Hue Ball also features great background music that really adds to the overall experience of the game.

Plus, the game is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad.

 

talesTales From Deep Space (Amazon Game Studios – iPhone, iPad, $3.99) – Even though it’s aimed towards younger players, Tales From Deep Space is a fun and addicting iOS puzzle game that’s perfect for all ages.

It takes you through a unique two-dimensional world where you encounter colorful characters and play through plenty of challenging puzzles.

The game not only features single player gameplay, but two players on the same network can link up and play together on their own devices.

The price is a little high for this game, as well, but you don’t have to worry about in-app purchases and the game itself is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad.

 

shootingShooting Stars! (Noodlecake Studios Inc – iPhone, iPad, $2.99) – Want laser kitties? Freedom sheep? Ever dream of saving the world in a blaze of glory?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Shooting Stars! is the game for you.

This fast-paced shoot ’em up arcade game equips players with up to 50 destructive weapons in order to take out 20+ “celebrity” bosses like Justin Belieber.

You’ll have a hard time watching your iPhone or iPad because you’ll be laughing too hard to play.

If you like random humor and stuff that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, you need to try this game.

 

Escape for iOS

Escape for iOS

escapeEscape (Ketchapp – iPhone, iPad, Free) – Another great title by a fantastic developer, Escape is a free iOS game that lives up to everything we’ve come to expect from Ketchapp.

Players must guide their ship around a series of obstacles while trying to rescue humans from a world that’s collapsing around them.

One of the things I like the most about Escape is the graphics and the fact that there are two different game modes – adventure and a daily challenge.

Overall, this is definitely a game that offers hours of gameplay.

 

piloteerPiloteer (Fixpoint Productions Ltd – iPhone, iPad, $2.99) – If you’re looking for a challenging, yet beautiful game to play, look no further than Piloteer.

Piloteer for iOS

Piloteer for iOS

This physics-based game requires players to help their jetpack pilot navigate through a series of levels and obstacles in order to demonstrate the functionality and practicality of his incredible device.

Not only is the game addicting and fun to play, but hand-drawn artwork and beautiful landscapes make it a real treat for the eye.

This is the perfect game for anyone who wants to relax with a game that’s both fun to play and great to look at.

 

soulSoul Hunters (Lilith Games – iPhone, iPad, Free) – The final game on our list of the 10 best new iOS games from June features a unique blend of real-time strategy and role-playing elements.

Soul Hunters requires players to think strategically in order to battle their way through this incredibly unique and innovative games.

Whether you decide to play solo, join up with friends, or face off with other players around the world in PVP, this awesome new game offers tons of content for a price that you can’t beat.

 

Top 10 iOS Games from June 2015 Published by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

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BUCKiTDREAM Will Take Your Bucket List to a Whole New Level

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Price: Free
Rating:
BUCKiTDREAM – Create your dreams and share your BUCKiTLiST
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

I think we can all agree on the fact that the world is a very big place. Though we will never be able to visit every single location on earth, it’s still fun to create a bucket list of places we’d like to go while we are still able to travel.

BUCKiTDREAM is an awesome social networking app that not only allows users to create and keep track of items on their bucket list, but you can also share your list with the world and get inspired by others, as well.

Concept and Functionality:

In order to begin taking advantage of everything BUCKiTDREAM, from BUCKiTDREAM, offers, you’ll first have to create an account with the service. You can do this using a Facebook, Twitter, or email account.

Once everything is set up, you can begin browsing the main timeline and checking out what other users have posted for their bucket list.

Though this certainly isn’t the first app that aims to inspire users with options for their bucket list, I can definitely say that this is a cool new social twist on the concept.

That’s because BUCKiTDREAM focuses so heavily on the social aspect of list creation and maintenance. Users can easily follow each other, interact with comments on dreams, and even copy each other’s dreams and tweak them to fit their preferences.

While it’s fun to explore what other users would like to do before they die, my favorite aspect of BUCKiTDREAM is being able to create and keep track of your own dreams with as much or as little detail as possible.

BUCKiTDREAM iPhone App

BUCKiTDREAM iPhone App

When adding a dream, you can be as brief as giving it a title and a short description or you can go all out by setting a budget, target date, and even including friends you’d like to take with you on the journey.

Features:

BUCKiTDREAM focuses very heavily on the social networking aspect of the app, which I think is fantastic because it really allows fellow users to get inspired by each other.

This adds a wonderful dimension by not only making each user’s experience better, but also by improving their own bucket list.

I do want to mention that BUCKiTDREAM features an option to create private dreams that aren’t shared with other users who might be following you. This is perfect for aspirations you’d rather keep to yourself but still include in the app for personal reference.

Another cool feature of BUCKiTDREAM is that it allows you to document your progress on your dream by adding photo update posts for other users to see.

You can even document when you’ve achieved your dream, which inspires fellow users even more.

Value:

BUCKiTDREAM is available to download from the App Store for free and is designed for iPhone there are no in-app purchases to deal with or bothersome advertisements.

What you see is what you get, and what you get is an awesome way to keep track of places you’d love to visit or things you’d like to do. The best part is you get to share your dream with like-minded users who will inspire you along the way.

buckitdream.jpgBUCKiTDREAM requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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DrinksDeal Makes Going Out an Affordable Adventure

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Price: Free
Rating:
DrinksDeal
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

DrinksDeal‘s mission is to make it easy for iOS users find the best deals on food and drinks in their cities. Currently featuring Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide, this app helps make dining out a more affordable option.

Features:

DrinksDeal isn’t only about drinks, it provides up to date information on both beverage and food specials in a specific area. The app, by DrinksDeal Pty Ltd, does a nice job of making the search process as simple as possible.

Users can choose to filter search results based on deal type (beer, spirit, wine, cocktail, or food) and can choose to filter by “days available” as well (Monday, Thursday, Friday, or everyday).

This app uses your device’s location information to provides a map view of any deals in your area, and a list view option is available as well.

In addition to locating dining deals for you and showing you a map view of them, DrinksDeal also lets you rate deals and locations; these ratings can be viewed by other users of the app if desired.

As a whole, I found that DrinksDeal was wonderfully easy to use, but at the same time I thought that the limited number of cities that it currently covers was pretty disappointing. The “features” of this app will definitely improve when DrinksDeal simply adds more featured cities.

DrinksDeal iPhone App

DrinksDeal iPhone App

Appearance and Layout:

DrinksDeal’s appearance and layout leave no room for complaints. It’s designed simply enough to be easily navigable but complex enough to be aesthetically pleasing.

The black and yellow color scheme keeps things clean and coordinated without ever feeling overwhelming, and all fonts are readily readable on screens of all sizes.

DrinksDeal is an app that’s designed wonderfully intuitively, making it perfectly usable even on the first time. Again, the appearance and layout of this app are both excellently executed.

Value:

DrinksDeal is a free app and is well designed to really help you as a user save money. Its stellar design makes it easy to use with a layout that doesn’t make you waste time at all.

Unfortunately for those outside of Australia and not planning a visit down under, it’s not yet of much use. On the other hand, if you do live in or near those cities, or are planning a trip to Australia, make sure you have this app ready to go.

Its main drawback currently is its lack of coverage of a wide range of cities; with the only cities featured being the three already mentioned in Australia. The majority of iOS users probably won’t be able to find a use for DrinksDeal just yet.

However, if the developers expand coverage to include more cities around the world, DrinksDeal is likely to find a large dedicated following and for many be a useful, appreciated, and often used app.

drinksqrDrinksDeal requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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