The Quest: It’s a Puzzle From Ye Olden Days

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The Quest
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 The Quest: It’s a Puzzle From Ye Olden Days

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

If you’re one of our regular readers, then you’re likely aware of my particular fixation on the puzzle genre. We love the field as a whole, but I’ve been known to spend hours upon hours focused on bursting through a final level. I have to get just that last bit of the puzzle, or I’ll not be happy. 

With that in mind, I’ve spent quite a lot of time thus far on The Quest, a brand new game by Guerilla Tea Games, with one of the more original concepts we’ve seen in a while. The game is a near perfect mix of platforming with a Rubik’s Cube, and the results are . . . well, mind bending. If that has your interest piqued, you’ll find our full review below! 

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If nothing else, The Quest certainly gets points for originality. We’re not sure we’ve seen anything quite like it before. Essentially, the game has you solving a Rubik’s Cube to help a lonely night navigate his way toward a star. The knight starts on one square of the cube, while the star is naturally elsewhere. 

Now, almost all of the tiles represent water. The others form ground. You’ll need to arrange the latter by twisting the cube around until you’ve got a solid landmass between your character and the star. Once that’s done, tap the knight, tap the star, and you’re home free!

Obviously, this isn’t quite as easy as it might sound. And if you’re particularly terrible with these classic puzzles—like me—then you’ll find yourself scratching your head often. Still, though, it’s incredibly fun, and we have not seen anything this original on our desk in quite some time. 

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 The Quest: It’s a Puzzle From Ye Olden Days

The Quest for iPhone

In fact, one of the only areas where The Quest might lose points is in its looks and layout. Is this the best looking game on the iPhone? Well, not quite. The in-game items and layout pieces can sometimes be a little rough around the edges, reminding us of 3D models from a few years back. 

However, the rest of the application does deserve a solid nod. The controls could not be simpler. Just drag around outside the cube to move it, and twist the tiles by tapping. This is efficient, and allows you to get a good view of the entire cube if needed.

Still, there’s some solid room for improvement when it comes to graphics. Living in our post-Angry Birds world, we do like some smooth edges and sharp contrasts. 

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Still, it’s rather hard to argue with a game that doesn’t charge you anything to get in there. The Quest is totally free in the App Store, and if you’re looking for a new app to twist your brain into all kinds of knots, this will certainly do the trick. The gameplay is challenging, rewarding and above all, fun.

If that’s not a good recommendation, then we don’t know what is! 

The Quest 150x150 The Quest: It’s a Puzzle From Ye Olden DaysThe Quest requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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In Arrivo! HD Shows Great Promise for Assisting Travelers in Rome

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Price: $3.99
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In Arrivo! HD – Buses, taxi, metros, trip calculations and sharing for the conscious visitor to the Eternal city
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In Arrivo! HD, developed by Fabrizio Bartolomucci, is a travel app for iPhone and iPad that allows users to quickly view busses and taxis in Rome and the surrounding area. The app pulls information from a complex database of busses and taxis, providing users with relevant and up-to-date information on bus routes.

Though version 7.4.2 of In Arrivo! HD has plenty of information and means well, the app itself is still a bit buggy and it’s hard to get through a complete session of using it without a crash. This is the primary reason why the app has received only 3.5 stars.

In terms of value, if you’re planning on using public transportation in Rome this summer, and can put up with the app crashing once in a while, you may very well be happy to pay $3.99 for In Arrivo! HD.

in arrivo hd.jpg In Arrivo! HD Shows Great Promise for Assisting Travelers in RomeIn Arrivo! HD requires iOS 6.1 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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Earth Extinction Is a New Free Space Game for iPhone

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Earth Extinction, developed by Fire Force Studios, is a new space-themed shooter game for iPhone. Featuring customizable ships and relatively easy gameplay, this is a fun game for anyone who is looking for a spacey shooter game.

Earth Extinction requires players to build and maintain their spaceship, which is used to destroy enemy ships. The game screen features radar, health bars, and a control pad that allows you to move your ship around the battlefield. The goal of the game is to destroy as many enemy ships as possible.

Earth Extinction, though free to download, offers an in-app upgrade to premium for $2.99. This upgrade provides a number of nice items including the Havoc Space Fighter, which is a big one, two more music tracks and the ability  to upgrade your ships to space fighters. It also gives you another ship and eliminates ads.

There’s also a wingman that you can buy (separate from the premium purchase) which gives you an AI partner.

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How to Turn Your iPhone into a Media Powerhouse

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If you’re like us, you likely purchased your iPhone because of all its innovative features and hardware. This includes a lot of connectivity equipment, like Bluetooth, built-in WiFi, etc. Yet, we find that most users are not getting this most possible out of their iPhone’s potential. Are you sure you are?

If you’re looking to turn up the volume on your iPhone’s media capabilities, then use our handy tips below!

  • Get an Apple TV

The first thing we recommend you do is buy an Apple TV. They are inexpensive ($100 or less if you buy refurbished) and add mountains of potential to your device. They are also easy to setup, requiring no extra cables for most televisions. If you have a standard tele purchased at any major retailer, then the Apple TV will connect, we promise.

With your brand new, Apple-branded brick, you can use your iPhone to interact with your television. You can send any media from your iPhone to the big screen. Want to watch that funny video in a larger format? Click the “Apple TV” button that now appears inside your YouTube app. This will appear just by having the Apple TV, in case you were wondering. The video transfers instantly, and you’re set to roll.

The same mechanic works for games like Angry Birds, song players like Spotify, and a host of other media utilities. You can also use your iPhone as a standalone remote for the player, too.

  • Bluetooth Your Home & Car

Recently, we added Bluetooth speakers to our entire house. It isn’t as expensive as you think, and because of native Bluetooth support, the results have been incredible. With Spotify running on the iPhone, I am free to wander the house, without losing sound quality.

The same applies to your car. If you’re car already supports BT Audio and Phone Support, then make sure to connect your iPhone to the dash. This will allow you to go from your home to your car without losing a call.

  • Maximize Streaming Potential

Now matter how much hard drive space you’ve got, you can get more out of your iPhone’s media potential if you make the swap to streaming. Ensuring all your media is on the cloud allows you to do more with your device.

But how do you get the job done?

It’s simple: The iPhone comes packaged with iCloud support. This in conjunction with iTunes for all your rentals and purchases, means you’re ready to roll.

Don’t want to pay for iCloud? Get a premium DropBox account, and the move your iTunes music library to your local DropBox folder. Using the DB app for the iPhone, you can now take all your songs, videos, and audiobooks with you, and only using the Cloud. It’s safe, simple and will preserve a lot more room on your hard drive. That means more video games, and more media. It’s a win-win!

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Note taking is a breeze on the iPad with NoteLedge

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NoteLedge – Take Notes, Sketch, Audio and Video Recording
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 Note taking is a breeze on the iPad with NoteLedge

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

I use my iPad for a lot of things, including notes. Though sometimes it’s much more complicated than using a physical notepad, the versatility of the iPad is one of the things that makes note taking so much fun.

NoteLedge takes notes to a higher level, bringing about a plethora of features to make this app a great companion at meetings or in the classroom. Developed by Kdan Mobile Software LTD, Noteledge is an innovative and useful note app for iPad.

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My first impression of NoteLedge was that the interface seemed to be fairly cluttered. Though everything is located on the edges of the screen (writing tool, options, extras), I felt like the writing area itself was way too cramped. After using the app and playing around with it for a bit, I definitely get the feeling that NoteLedge is trying to put everything it can right in front of the user. A noble goal indeed, but a real challenge for the UI.

Seeing as NoteLedge can feel a bit overwhelming at first, I’m happy to see a tutorial included that goes over pretty much every aspect of the app. Users can view tutorials in PDF or video format. If you’re on a WiFi iPad, though, make sure you’re connected to the internet because these tutorials are downloaded on the spot.

As far as taking notes goes, NoteLedge certainly gets the job done. You could even use NoteLedge as a sketchbook or a diary. I especially like how the app allows you to display note pages in a variety of ways, including full screen and like individual pages in a notebook. There are a few standard features, as well, including a palm rest that’s very adjustable. In terms of functionality NoteLedge clearly keeps up with the competition but could do more in terms of ease-of-use to stand out from the crowd.

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 Note taking is a breeze on the iPad with NoteLedge

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

The free version of NoteLedge includes plenty of features that make it a viable note app for iPad. Users can freely add text, images, tables, and even audio and video clips into their notes. I will say that doing so is very easy, and I like how NoteLedge doesn’t complicate the process of filling notes with extra material.

Also, there’s a handy navigator and browser tool that’s built into NoteLedge. The navigator allows you to pinpoint areas in your notes, and the browser is useful for researching without having to switch between the app and your preferred web browser.

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NoteLedge is available to download from the App Store for free and is compatible with iPad. There’s a premium version of the app which can be downloaded separately or unlocked via in-app purchase for $4.99.

Overall, if you’re looking for a quick way to take notes without committing to the app too much, NoteLedge is definitely worth a look. However, I can’t recommend spending money on the premium version, as there are definitely better alternatives on the App Store that will give you many more features for your money.

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