Bob and Bobek: Ice Hockey Is a Fantastic New Game for iOS

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Bob and Bobek: Ice Hockey
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Bob and Bobek: Ice Hockey is an incredibly fun and entertaining game for iPhone and iPad.

Developed by VUISS TECHNOLOGIES s.r.o., this brand-new game is perfect for both hockey fans and gamers who are looking for something different to try.

Concept and Gameplay:

Bob and Bobek: Ice Hockey includes two very popular Czech cartoon characters, Bob and Bobek. These adorable rabbits are prepared to help you on your way to hockey glory by showing you how to perfect your skills.

To start, you’ll have to complete a series of tutorial levels before unlocking single player and multiplayer modes. The tutorial levels show you how to shoot the puck, move around the ice, and more. Your player is controlled by an on-screen joystick and there’s a button on the right side of the screen for shooting the puck.

When it comes to gameplay, I found Bob and Bobek: Ice Hockey to be very easy to learn. Controls are pretty intuitive so you’ll quickly get the hang of moving around the ice and shooting the puck and then you’ll be scoring goals like a pro. As you play, you’ll earn carrots that can be spent on unlocking various features.

Also, the gameplay environment is fantastic and almost feels like a real hockey match. Bob and Bobek: Ice Hockey includes lifelike arena sounds and realistic gameplay action such as fouls and checks.

Features:

Bob and Bobek: Ice Hockey

Bob and Bobek: Ice Hockey iPhone Game

As mentioned above, Bob and Bobek: Ice Hockey includes various gameplay modes for players to enjoy. From casual single player matches to the 2015 Ice Hockey World Championship, there’s plenty of different ways to play the game.

Another awesome feature of Bob and Bobek: Ice Hockey is the ability to customize your player by unlocking each of the 16 championship teams.

Not only will your player become a member of the team, but each team features its own stats for an even better playing experience.

Value:

Bob and Bobek: Ice Hockey is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad.

In terms of value, Bob and Bobek: Ice Hockey does have in-app purchases for quickly unlocking content, but they’re not necessary if you’re willing to spend time playing in order to collect carrots so you can unlock all of the goodies.

Overall, this is a fantastic game that offers quite a bit of content to players, especially those who are competitive. And if you’re a hockey fan, this is definitely the game for you. Plus, it’s also available for Android from Google Play.

bob_and_bobek.jpgBob and Bobek: Ice Hockey requires iOS 6.0 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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Utterize for iOS Lets You Practice Your Accent in Any Language

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Price: $5.99
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Utterize
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Learning a new language is something that doesn’t happen overnight. Like many other things in life, you have to figure out what works best for you, not necessarily what works best for everyone else.

Utterize is an amazing language learning tool that helps users perfect their foreign language speaking skills.

Developed by Alexey Zamiatin, this tool allows users to break up audio files into bits that repeat, helping them practice their accent.

Concept and Functionality:

A prior version of Utterize was reviewed on TheiPhoneAppReview.com back in August 2014. The goal of Utterize is to make repetition as easy as possible.

In order to take advantage of the app, you’ll have to download media to your iPhone or iPad via iTunes. The app uses your device’s music library, so be sure you have a lesson or song preloaded before using it.

Once your song or lesson is picked out, Utterize opens it and allows you to select bits of the file to repeat. You can easily navigate the audio file and customize the repeating sections for optimal learning.

The ability to easily repeat selected audio bits can also be very helpful for someone trying to learn a music riff, lines in a play, or an upcoming speech.

The interface is a little tricky to get used to at first, but you won’t have any issues once you’re acquainted with settings.

Utterize iPhone App

Utterize iPhone App

As you’re speaking, a timer triggers and it tracks how much time you’ve spent working on an audio clip. One thing I want to stress about Utterize is that it doesn’t actually analyze your voice.

Instead, it provides an environment for you to easily repeat a section of audio and practice on your own.

The best advice I can give when it comes to Utterize is to use it in a very quiet environment with little or no ambient noise. The microphone is very sensitive and will begin tracking your practice time as soon as the slightest noise is heard.

Features:

When it comes to features, Utterize is pretty simple and straightforward. The app gives plenty of control over dissecting audio clips, which is perfect for those who decide to download audio language lessons.

Also, Utterize provides users with a handy graph that shows how much time they’ve spent on an audio file. This is perfect for those who want to visualize their progress.

One major drawback of Utterize is that it requires media from your device’s library, which means you either have to import media to your device via iTunes or purchase media from iTunes. This can get tricky if you find the perfect clip to use, but you don’t have your computer handy.

Value:

Utterize is available to download from the App Store for $5.99, which is a steep price to pay. However, when you factor in the fact that it’s a universal app AND it doesn’t limit users to any particular language, the price becomes a bit more reasonable.

Overall, Utterize is an incredibly flexible learning tool for iOS.

Heck, you don’t even have to use it for languages. As mentioned, you could use Utterize to repeat and memorize lines, lyrics, speeches, music passages and much more. The possibilities are endless.

Utterize.jpgUtterize 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 review.

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Use Silent Beacon for Added Personal Safety and Peace of Mind

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Price: Free
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Silent Beacon – Alert loved ones instantly in an emergency. Now with live tracking!
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

In this day and age, personal safety should be everyone’s number one priority.

Even if you live in a safe area, danger could be lurking right around the corner. It might sound like something out of a movie, but unfortunately crime is everywhere.

Luckily technology has advanced and there are apps that watch out for us when we’re in trouble.

Silent Beacon is a must-have free iPhone app that not only keeps track of your location, but it allows you to quickly and easily contact multiple people in case there’s an emergency.

Concept and Functionality:

Keeping some sort of emergency app handy might seem silly because you think you’ll never need to use it.

Far too many people believe “It’ll never happen to me”, but if it does you have to be prepared.

Silent Beacon, developed by Silent Beacon Inc., helps iPhone users contact anyone, even 911, in the event of an emergency.

Silent Beacon iPhone App

Silent Beacon iPhone App

To start using Silent Beacon, you’ll need to create an account using your first and last name, phone number, email address, and password.

You’ll receive a 6 digit code to verify your phone number,and once that’s done you can set up your first emergency contact.

From there, you can either begin using Silent Beacon immediately or fine-tune settings.

This includes calling 911 if the beacon is activated, customizing SMS and email messages, and much more.

Personally I found the app to be incredibly easy to set up and navigate, so much so that users could download it and have the app running within a couple minutes.

Features:

From multiple emergency contacts to being able to send distress messages multiple ways, it’s clearly obvious that Silent Beacon was created with user safety in mind.

Users can even choose to keep the GPS running in the background, but this option will likely drain battery quickly.

Therefore, it’d be best to keep the GPS running constantly only if your device is plugged in (for example, while driving).

Also, Silent Beacon is completely free to use and doesn’t require a membership or in-app purchase in order to use all of the features.

This is truly great, as many similar apps do require users to pay for features.

Value:

Silent Beacon is available to download from the App Store for free and is designed for iPhone. When it comes to safety, there should never be any sort of price to pay.

Silent Beacon definitely doesn’t skimp on features and functionality simply because it’s free to use, which is fantastic.

silent_beacon.jpgSilent Beacon 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 review.

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Find All Is a Fun and Educational Game for Preschoolers

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Price: Free
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Find All – Fun learning game for kids and toddlers to develop attention and fine motor skills
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

One of the best things about touchscreen devices like the iPhone and iPad is that kids are naturally drawn to them.

Find All is a great educational app for iOS that encourages kids to study surroundings by having them find all of the hidden objects in each game.

Concept and Functionality:

Find All, developed by Kateryna Salatova, aims to help kids develop fine motor skills, concentration, focus, and visual-active thinking. Each game has a handful of objects that match the theme of the game (butterflies in a garden, for example) and kids must find each object.

When they’ve located it, all they have to do is tap and the object will scurry off the screen. Once all objects have been located, a fanfare plays and the next Find All game begins.

One of the things I noticed about Find All is that objects occasionally appear too close to the top of the game screen, making it almost impossible to tap them due to interference from the iOS time/battery bar.

Not only will this likely frustrate kids, but it could also lead them to bring up the Notification Center and get into something other than the game.

Features:

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Find All is a very simple game, which is perfect for curious young kids who just want to have fun.

There are educational aspects to it, though, which is perfect for parents who want to make sure their child isn’t mindlessly mashing their fingers on the screen.

I like to think of Find All as challenging, but certainly not impossible.

One thing I do want to mention, though, is that Find All is a fairly sizable download. The app requires over 200 MB of space, so be sure to double-check your device’s storage capacity before downloading.

Value:

Find All is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad.

The free version comes with 6 games, and the full version can be purchased for $1.99. This unlocks 8 additional games for kids to enjoy.

All in all, Find All is definitely a great game for kids because it’s a bit challenging, and we think that’s a good thing since it helps to build focus and concentration.

Another plus is that Parents don’t have to worry about external links or distractions, which is always a good thing.

find_all.jpgFind All 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 review.

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Take Camper’s Helper Along on Your Adventures

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Price: Free
Rating:
Camper’s Helper
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

If you’re into camping, Camper’s Helper is an app you won’t want to be without.

Developed by Gerard Guerin, it’s designed to aid adventurers in planning out their wilderness explorations.

Since it works both with and without internet access it can provide valuable info when and where it’s needed, even where you go to get away from it all.

Features:

As indicated by its name, Camper’s Helper is an app made to help out campers. Specifically speaking, this app provides users with valuable information about helpful resources in their areas.

For instance, Camper’s Helper makes use of your iOS device’s GPS system to bring you listings and locations of everything that you as a camper might need.

This covers everything from nearby campgrounds to propane refill stations. Featuring over 55,000 different location references, this app is useful for campers both in the United States and in Canada.

Languages currently featured in Camper’s Helper include English, French, and Spanish. Using Camper’s Helper is fairly straightforward, and anyone who is familiar with using Google Maps’ “search/nearby” function will have no problem using this app.

Camper's Helper iPhone App

Camper’s Helper iPhone App

However, at the same time, it seems that much of the information provided in this app is already available in other more popular map/location-service apps.

Appearance and Layout:

As mentioned earlier, Camper’s Helper is a very easy to use app, and its layout is responsible for a large part of this ease of use.

This app features a fairly simplistic design that is appropriate for a map-focused app of its kind; only necessary information is included on the screen, and finding the services you’re seeking in the app is simple to do.

In-app icons are charming and easy to understand, and all fonts are easily readable on a small screen.

Value:

Camper’s Helper is currently available for free through the iTunes Store.

However, any users who wish to fully utilize all of the app’s abilities will have to pay $9.95 to upgrade to the “premium” version of the app.

This version allows users to enjoy additional search categories, a larger search zone, and an in-app data update at least twice per year.

While this app is well designed, it seems that $10 is a steep price to pay for a small increase in ease in locating information that is already fairly readily available elsewhere.

Overall, while the free version of Camper’s Helper is a good value, we encourage the developer to rethink the monitization plan for this app since the premium version doesn’t seem to be really worth its price.

campersqrCamper’s Helper 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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Hoverdroid 3D: RC hovercraft Is a Fun and Addicting Game for iOS

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Price: Free
Rating:
Hoverdroid 3D: RC hovercraft
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

As someone who loved RC cars when they were a kid, I was excited to take Hoverdroid 3D: RC hovercraft, developed by MH Production, for a spin.

Hoverdroid 3D is an exhilarating game that puts players in the driver seat of an all-terrain hovercraft with the goal of successfully completing a wide variety of missions.

Concept and Gameplay:

Recently released for iOS on April 17, Hoverdroid 3D: RC hovercraft is refreshingly different from your run-of-the-mill racing games and definitely off to a strong start as far as being a solid game.

According to the game’s App Store description, this is indeed the very first 3D radio controlled hovercraft game for iOS.

Players who are new to Hoverdroid 3D: RC hovercraft are treated with an interactive tutorial level the guides them through the basic controls of the hovercraft.

There are two control styles that players can use – a single on-screen joystick on the right-hand side of the screen or two separate joysticks that imitate an actual RC controller.

Hoverdroid 3D: RC hovercraft features gorgeous graphics and a fun landscape for players to zoom around in.

Each of the 24 levels is different and features a wide variety of missions for players to complete. Missions include timed challenges, clearing snow, transporting goods, and even racing an RC helicopter. Players earn 1 to 3 stars based on how many objectives there able to complete for the mission.

When it comes down to it, Hoverdroid 3D: RC hovercraft is a downright addicting game that players will have a hard time putting down once they begin playing.

The controls are very easy to understand and master, and missions are fun to complete.

Features:

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Hoverdroid 3D iPhone Game

From gorgeous graphics to 24 fun and unique missions to play, Hoverdroid 3D: RC hovercraft definitely has all of the bases covered when it comes to being a great game to play.

Players can even unlock different skins for their hovercraft, as well as the ability to turn their hovercraft into a flying machine.

Also, if you’re playing Hoverdroid 3D: RC hovercraft on an older device, the game features the ability to toggle graphics settings in order to increase graphics quality or FPS.

While this might seem like a minute detail, this is a feature that I wish more games included.

Value:

Hoverdroid 3D: RC hovercraft is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. There are no in-app purchases, but the game is supported by ads that pop up at the beginning of a mission and at the end. By no means are they intrusive, so they shouldn’t be a bother to players.

Overall, if you’re looking for a fun and addicting game to try, Hoverdroid 3D: RC hovercraft is definitely the way to go. Not only is it a blast to play, but the graphics are amazing.

hoverdroid.jpgHoverdroid 3D: RC hovercraft requires iOS 6.0 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 review.

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