Press Release: 10oz Labs Inc has Released Cross Pipe an Addictive and Challenging New Puzzler for iPhone

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Cross Pipe
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Aug 13, 2015 – Seoul, Korea 10oz Labs has released Cross Pipe, the latest and greatest strategy pipe puzzle to hit the iOS market. With stunning graphics and addictive gameplay, this truly is the next generation of puzzle games.

cross pipe ipad game review ss2Cross Pipe stands out among puzzle games by being clever and innovative with the sweetest characters that use their special skills to help you. It’s definitely not your average strategy game.

Once you start playing you’ll find that it’s impossible to put Cross Pipe down. It’s incredibly addictive with charming characters that help you along the way with their special skills. This beautifully designed “easy to play, tough to master” game challenges you with 702 types of distinct pipes. Gamers must strategically plan ahead to complete all tiles and faultlessly clear each stage before the oncoming water spills out.

TheiPhoneAppReview.com was quite impressed with Cross Pipe giving it a solid 4.5 out of 5 stars and commented “Cross Pipe is a fun and addicting game for iPhone and iPad that’s somewhat like Tetris but is unlike anything we’ve reviewed before.” They went on to praise the game by saying “If you’re a fan of puzzle games, Cross Pipe is something you definitely have to check out.”

With hundreds of user maps to play, whether playing solo or against friends in multiplayer mode, the fun of Cross Pipe never ends. You can challenge other players from around the world, take their ranking points, and create & customize your own maps to play. Multiplayer mode also lets you form your own team with your friends and challenge opposing teams.

Cross Pipe is one of those special games that you won’t want to put down. Intended for ages nine and up, you will have a blast playing it. It’s incredibly addictive because it combines both strategy and tactical moves and is so beautifully crafted. The gameplay is fun, challenging and refreshingly entertaining.

Cross Pipe is available for free to download from the Apple App Store for iPhones and iPads running iOS version 6.0 or greater and is also available from Google Play for devices running Android 2.3 or greater.

 

About the Developer:
10oz Labs is an indie development company made up of a group of dedicated app scientists based in Korea.

 

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CEO
10oz Labs, Inc.
biz@10ozlabs.com
http://www.10ozlabs.com/
http://www.facebook.com/10ozLABs

 

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Selecting a Book Reading App for iPad

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Selecting a Book Reading App for iPad
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Written by Heather Graham

Just because Apple stuck iBooks on your new iPad doesn’t mean you have to use it. There are plenty of free reading apps for iPad. Nook and Kindle can help you break free from conformity and save money on eBooks.

Of course, other devices were less expensive, but you probably wanted the shiny Rolex of tablets. Too late, you found out that, according to The Verge, most iPad competitors look just like the iPad; this doesn’t mean high-dollar purchases have to continue. Rid yourself of guilt with a free reading app. No one will know but you.

You Can Read On Any Type of Computer

With a reading app made by just about anyone other than Apple, you can read you eBooks on your PC laptop or desktop. For example, with the Nook app, you can bookmark the last page you read on your iPad, and the Nook cloud will sync all your devices.

If you decided to save money and buy an Android cellphone instead of an iPhone, you can read your eBook by downloading the appropriate free reading app to it.  Because of digital rights management, it would be difficult to do that with an eBook you bought on iBooks.

The Majors

So which reading app is best for iPad? That depends whether you already have eBooks from Nook, Kobo or Kindle. The best thing you can do is download all three. They don’t take up much memory space.

You also will find more free eBooks on bookseller websites, such as Kobo’s, than you would on iBook.

One drawback to using one of these third-party apps is you might have to go to the respective website to buy eBooks.

Apple wants you to use iBooks, but you can rebel and use a website. Exporting an eBook from one app to another can be done, according to Anick Jesanun on the San Joes Mercury News.

Obviously, every eReader app developer would prefer you use their app. There are advantages to sticking with the big boys, though: both Nook and Kindle have them, so you can earn extra cash back when purchasing eBooks.

Discover Card also has periodic bonuses for Amazon and regular deals for Nook eBooks.

Tricks

To help your eBook reading app work with more books on the iPad, you should authorize the iPad with an Adobe ID, according to Piotr Kowalczyk of Ebookfriendly.com.

•    Using a browser extension such as Hola can allow you to watch Canadian TV shows on your iPad while in the United States. You can use the same idea to purchase eBooks for less, according to Kowalczyk.
•    Kobo is a little clunkier than the Nook or Kindle apps when it comes to sharing eBooks across devices. The Dropbox app is one way around this, according to Kowalczyk. Cloud services are the future, after all.
•    Overdrive is a great app for downloading books from your local public library. It’s much easier for this purpose than other apps. One trick for audio books is to transfer the files in the WMA format on your PC to iPad, according to LibGuides.
•    On the iPad, the iTunes will create an eBook playlist because of the WMA format; otherwise, you’ll probably end up with a music playlist for your copy of the latest George R.R. Martin eBook. Apparently, Jon Snow is not known for his singing abilities, dead or alive, according to CNN.

When dealing with library books, save yourself a lot of frustration and use Overdrive first and remember the library books are free.

How to Back Up eBooks

Clouds come to the rescue again. You will have to connect the iPad a computer or an external storage device to export the eBooks. After you get the files to the target, you can transfer the files to the respective eReader app’s cloud or to a separate one such as Dropbox.

With this backup, you can more easily share eBooks across your devices and still have them if you lose your expensive iPad. Because of DRM, it will be difficult to read the eBooks on reading apps other than the one your bought them one, according to Kowalczyk. So no, you can’t read Kindle books on the Nook app without some major hacking.

Comparison Shopping

Having three or more reading apps on one iPad may be a little cumbersome, but book vendors do not always have the same price for the same book.

There can be a $3 difference in price among Kindle, iBooks and Nook on any given book.

With multiple readers, you have the flexibility to buy the eBook at the lowest price while reading it on the same iPad, regardless of the app you choose.

There are eBook price search engines on the Internet that can save you the time of opening each reading app to compare the price of the newest Suzanne Collins eBook. Inkmesh is a simple one, according to Jason Gilbert of the Huffington Post.

 

Author: Heather Graham

Heather is an experienced and successful web developer, mobile and gadget geek, from Austin, TX.

 

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Rainbowtail is a Magical Adventure

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Rainbowtail: Match-3 RPG Pet Puzzle Game!
Price: FREE
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Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Rainbowtail is a magical fairytale world match-3 puzzle game with helpful pets and a fun twist.

Available for free, Rainbowtail, by Minidragon, combines colorful pets with the match-3 concept for a charming take on a popular gaming concept.

Features:

As mentioned above, Rainbowtail is a new variation of the match-3 game.

Specifically, instead of just having players complete levels by matching a certain number of gem sets correctly by shape or color, the creators of Rainbowtail have integrated a fun RPG element to their version of the game as well.

Players in this app set out on an adventure involving little “pets.” These pets have different powers which can be used to complete matching challenges more quickly, and a storyline unfolds throughout the app as players advance through the levels.

Rainbowtail also features a way to keep connected with friends through an option to link your account to your Facebook account.

Unlike most other match-3 challenges, Rainbowtail is played at a very relaxed pace; the focus of the game seems to be more on making correct matches than on getting them done within a very short time frame.

This slower pace might seem boring to anyone who enjoys the time-rushed frenetic pace of other match-3 options, but it will definitely appeal to players who enjoy relaxed problem solving as well as beginners to the match-3 challenge concept.

Appearance and Layout:

Rainbowtail iPhone Game

Rainbowtail iPhone Game

With bright colors and mythical creatures, Rainbowtail’s appearance is best described as “cheery.”

These sparkling colors make making correct matches easy to do, and the fun little pets along the way keep things entertaining as well.

The layout of Rainbowtail, however, is not entirely intuitive and took a little while to figure out; since this match-3 game also doubles up as an adventure RPG, dominating the levels and figuring out just what to do when you’re first starting out takes a little time.

At the same time, once you have figured out how to start off the game, the in-app instructions for each step past that are pretty clear, making Rainbowtail a satisfying and enjoyable gaming experience.

Value:

The free price of this game puts it on a comparable playing field with many other match-3 games, since these popular apps also tend to be available for free themselves.

Rainbowtail, however, benefits by not just being a clone of existing match-3 games. To the developer’s credit it changes things up by offering a fun twist on the match-3 concept.

It distinguishes itself by not requiring players to do things as quickly as possible like most other match-3 games, and also by having a fun storyline that keeps things ever-changing.

Overall, while this game may bore those who want a fast-paced game, it will thrill gamers interested in a more relaxed match-3 gaming experience.

rainqr1Rainbowtail 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 by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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Trigger Helps You Find News Articles before They’re Trending

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Trigger- discover trending news, articles, stories and buzz first.
Price: FREE
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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Staying on top of the news can be a daunting task. There certainly isn’t a shortage of news services and sites for you to look through, but it can be difficult to find one that fits your preferences and style. That’s where Trigger comes in.

Developed by MobiusBobs Inc., Trigger is an incredibly useful free news app for iPhone that lets you easily customize your reading experience.

It helps you find articles you’re actually interested in and also be one of the first people to read about a newsworthy item.

Concept and Functionality:

Personally I love news apps that compile articles from all around the web. No single news source can capture every single headline, and apps like Trigger allow you to customize your reading experience so you’re really only seeing what interests you.

Setting up an account with the app is incredibly easy and once you’re in, you can begin browsing all of the articles that Trigger has compiled.

One of the things I really like about Trigger is that the app tries to stay one step ahead of other news sources by predicting which articles and topics will begin trending.

This keep you, the reader, on top of the latest news without having to hear about it from sources like Facebook.

When it comes to usability, I think Trigger is incredibly easy to navigate and use.

It offers plenty of great features without a cluttered interface or clunky navigation system. It takes a little while to familiarize yourself with the app, but everything is pretty much self-explanatory.

Trigger iPhone App

Trigger iPhone App

Overall, I can definitely see why Trigger has become so popular among the iPhone community. As I mentioned before, I love apps like this and I can definitely see myself using Trigger on a regular basis.

The best part about the app is that it’s not out to necessarily replace your favorite news app, but instead compliment it.

Features:

Trigger includes all of the usual features you’ve come to expect from news apps.

One of the things that the app focuses heavily on is social sharing, so users can easily share an article via Facebook and other social networks. There’s even a counter at the bottom of each article which shows how many times it has been shared.

Similar to Reddit, Trigger lets you upvote and downvote articles. This helps the community get an idea as to which articles are truly important and worth reading, which really contributes to the overall goal of the app; creating a custom reading experience that’s focused on news that matters.

Value:

Trigger is available to download from the App Store for free and is designed for iPhone. There are no in-app purchases to worry about, nor are there any ads.

Overall, this is a fantastic news app that definitely keeps readers ahead of the curve when it comes to trending topics.

trigger.jpgTrigger 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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The 7 Best Music Apps for iPhone: A Million Ways to Get Your Groove On

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The 7 Best Music Apps for iPhone
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Written by Luke Patrick

What if we told you (yes, you) don’t have to wait any longer to start producing jaw-dropping, incredible music?

Better still, you can do it right now without needing a lot of complicated tools or knowledge?

What if we said you could do all of this Grammy-nominated action right from your iPhone, and without even leaving the coffee shop?

It sounds pretty fantastic, does it not?

Don’t believe us? Then peep these Top 7 Best Music Apps for iPhone! To get all the details and more, just scroll on down below the break.

 

spotify1a. Spotify (iPhone, iPad, Free) – Don’t give us that look! If you’re going to be making music on your iOS device, you’re going to want to hear some of it first.

At least, we sincerely hope you’re looking for influences! Otherwise, you’ll likely end up the laughing stock of BandCamp.

SoundCloud - Music & Audio

SoundCloud – Music & Audio

But no matter what, Spotify offers a free, easy-to-use option that enables the user to listen to just about anything that’s ever been made ever.

To us, that is very much a useful part of the music-making process.

 

soundcloud1b. SoundCloud (iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Free) –  Likewise, if you’re going to be making music you’ll probably want a convenient way to post it as well.

This is made a whole lot easier using SoundCloud.

It’s been the gold-standard in track sharing and social musical interaction since day one.

 

propellerhead2. Take Creative Vocal Recorder (iPhone, Free) – Representing one of a couple entries by famed music company Propellerhead, Take is a phenomenal way to turn your iPhone into a glorified four-track recorder.

It offers a couple of different tracks to layer down sound with, be that vocals, guitars, or other such instruments.

Not only that, but several handy filters are included, some specific to those sounds.

In this way, you can bang, whack and wail your way to a complete demo in a matter of only minutes. How cool is that?

 

djay3. djay 2 for iPhone (iPhone, Apple Watch, $2.99) – I have spent so much more time with this application than I’d probably be willing to admit.

djay 2 for iPhone

djay 2 for iPhone

The app is incredibly easy to use, though getting the hang of deejaying in a virtual environment will likely take you as much time as it would in real life.

Still, this free edition of the incredible, pro-level dj mixer will have you remixing, scratching, looping and burning your way to success.

We really can’t stress enough how fun this title is. Just grab any two songs off your phone, and then have at.

As a fair warning, however, a remix of the Brady Bunch theme song and “Don’t Stop Believing” will not be a hit.

 

starmaker4. StarMaker: Sing + Video + Auto-Tune (iPhone, iPad, Free) – Want to give your voice that T-Pain effect? Want to do it without resorting to expensive equipment or complicated ProTools setups?

Then step on up, cowboy, because StarMaker has got you covered!

This delightful entry allows you to record yourself singing any number of highly popular songs, and then tune it up to your heart’s content.

Not only that, but you can then ensure the whole world sees you!

It’s a quick, rapid-fire kind of celebrity that might just lead to a record deal. (Disclaimer: It probably won’t, but then again, you never do know!”

 

garageband5. GarageBand (iPhone, iPad, $4.99) – A lot like djay, I don’t entirely want to disclose how much time I have spent here.

GarageBand

GarageBand

GarageBand is the original music making powerhouse for iOS. It comes with a trunkload of near-authentic musical instruments for you to bang on, as well as a set of strict but useful equalization tools.

Not to mention the handily easy-to-use track editor, or the effects wheel.

And considering the price tag has dropped to a downright silly $5, there’s little to no excuse for not having GarageBand on your iPhone or iPad.

If you intend to make music on iOS, this is a must have.

 

musicmaker6. Music Maker Jam (iPhone, iPad, Free) – Now it’s time to start bringing it on home with some apps designed to up your music-making game to the producer level!

The first in this category is Music Maker Jam, which a lot like edjing, attempts to make complicated music production a snap on your iOS device.

It enables users to pick from a variety of genres, and then make detailed, equalized music without much effort.

You can add your own voice, adjust rhythms and sounds, and produce a final mix to be proud of. In a lot of ways, it’s the GarageBand for iPhone you’ve always wanted.

 

flstudio7. FL Studio Mobile (iPhone, $14.99) – Lastly, but certainly not least, we have this behemoth music editor.

FL Studio Mobile

FL Studio Mobile

It brings the whole thing home for us, allowing users an insanely detailed look at the realm of audio engineering.

You can adjust tones, shift pitches, add beats, arrange tracks, and generally do just about anything else you’d expect from a full-service music-editing suite.

Its desktop counterparts are fairly accurately depicted here, creating an environment that’s lushly designed, feature-packed, and ready for any budding Moby to have a crack at.

There’s a free demo version for anyone to try, though the full whammy is easily a steal at $20.

If you’re deadly serious about making music on the iPhone platform, there is no better avenue to explore than this one right there.

 

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Live Life on the Edge with It’s Killing Time

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It’s Killing Time
Price: $3.99
Rating:
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Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

It’s Killing Time is an exciting new game/eBook hybrid that places players right in the middle of the action of an intense story.

Available for $3.99 through the iTunes Store, this app makes you in control of how the rest of the story unravels.

Features:

Unlike most stories where you simply are a passive reader of the action, It’s Killing Time, from Choice of Games LLC, gives readers an interactive role in the storyline.

Specifically, through this story-game, readers are regularly given decisions they must make at various points within the game; their decisions at these points are then what directs the remainder of the story. Similar in concept to the popular “Choose Your Own Adventure” children’s stories, this story-reader format definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat.

However, unlike in the popular children’s series, It’s Killing Time is just as violent as its name implies and is not recommended for young audiences.

As a whole, I found the flow, suspense, and writing of this app to be very impressive.

The pages flowed seamlessly together, with minimal lag; and re-starting your story at any point is easy to do as well, allowing for optimal replay value.

Appearance and Layout:

It's Killing Time iPhone Game

It’s Killing Time iPhone Game

The format of this app is excellent. The developer’s choice to keep decisions in a multiple choice format to guide your story keeps things very streamlined.

Minimal time needs to be spent figuring out how to navigate the app, which allows users to easily jump right into the story.

Fonts are readily legible, even on smaller screens. While this app does not offer any graphics within the story, the writing is vivid enough to evoke the imagination of most readers adequately.

Users will appreciate the added touch of a drop down menu that allows for you to easily reset your assassin’s tale at any time.

Value:

As mentioned above, It’s Killing Time is currently available for $3.99.

Pricier than many apps and yet still less expensive than most digital books, this app would arguably have more appeal if it were a little less expensive.

While readers who are already familiar with the Choice of Games series will probably not even think twice before purchasing this one, others who are not as familiar with the app’s concept might be less inclined to spend so much on it.

Overall, It’s Killing Time is an app that will definitely appeal to its target audience, but its price tag might be a limiting factor for increasing the numbers in that audience.

killingtimeqrIt’s Killing Time 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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