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Aura, a mindfulness lifestyle organizer

Aura, a mindfulness lifestyle organizer

By Josie Bennett, Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Apps, Reviews

For consumers looking towards a new way to help them embrace the mindfulness lifestyle, “Aura” might just be the app to get them started. “Aura” is a personalized application that helps the user organize a happy zen-like lifestyle. It has designated “mindful moment” times for the user to parti...

∞ Loop serves as refreshing addition to puzzle game genre

∞ Loop serves as refreshing addition to puzzle game genre

By Ritika Sanikommu, Editor-in-Chief
February 28, 2017
Filed under Apps, Reviews

∞ Loop is a modern approach to the age-old puzzle game format. Inspired by the infinity symbol, it is deceptively easy to get entangled in this game, which tests players’ problem solving abilities and perception skills. The game is minimalistic in its design. Its graphics are unembellished, ran...

New app dies on the grapevine

New app dies on the grapevine

By Jacqueline Squillace, Staff Reporter
January 21, 2017
Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

Vine, the popular social media network for shareable six-second videos, announced in October of 2016 that the app was closing its doors. Vine launched stars such as Shawn Mendes, Tori Kelly and Ruth B, the singer of the popular song “Lost Boy,” into their careers. Now that Vine is officially shu...

Britney Spears-based app is similar to other related games

Britney Spears-based app is similar to other related games

By Allison Lackner, Assistant Editor
May 25, 2016
Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

If one is looking for a game to suck all their free time away, download Britney Spears: American Dream. The app seller, Glu Games Inc., stays true to their title. The games they produce are addicting. This company just released its newest game with Britney Spears, but it is essentially a replica of...

Sea Hero Quest helps Alzheimer research, is entertaining

Sea Hero Quest helps Alzheimer research, is entertaining

By Billy Moin, Managing Editor
May 19, 2016
Filed under Apps, Reviews, Video Games

Created by Glitchers in collaboration with several groups including Deutsche Telekom and Alzheimer’s Research, Sea Hero Quest is the result of an effort to devise a new way to collect dementia research. In the game, the character helps his father rediscover creatures he once found long ago. Playe...

Beyond 14 proves to be addictive

Beyond 14 proves to be addictive

By Giuseppe Parison, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2016
Filed under Apps, Reviews, Video Games

Beyond 14 is a simplistic yet addictive puzzle game in which the player must match tiles of the same number on a board to increase their score. Each tile has a number on it. As the user connects tiles of the same number, (it can be a connection of two or more), that tile has its number increased by...

Geometry Dash Meltdown is comprable to original

Geometry Dash Meltdown is comprable to original

By Caitlin Bush, Assistant Editor
January 12, 2016
Filed under Apps, Reviews

Rating: 2.5 stars Geometry Dash Meltdown is an almost identical version of RobTop Games AB previously successful app Geometry Dash. This makes it seem like an unnecessary creation, but it’s new features give it a spooky feel that may attract some gamers. The goal of the Geometry Dash Meltdown ...

Neo Monsters proves a successful successor

Neo Monsters proves a successful successor

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter
January 10, 2016
Filed under Apps, Reviews

Rating: 4 stars Boasting a similar storyline and setting to Pokemon comes Neo Monsters, the spin-off engineered for mobile devices. The app centers around your character as it navigates the peculiar, yet enticing world of Neo Monsters. Chalk-full of animal-like creatures that hold special powers, it i...

Rop plays out a tired design

Rop plays out a tired design

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2015
Filed under Apps, Reviews

1 star ✫ The app Rop may be aesthetically-pleasing, but as the old saying goes, “it's what's on the inside that counts.” Although the design peaks users’ interests, its content is lacking. When the player opens the app to see beautiful shapes and simplistic lines and text, they're put in ...

Fun Run 2 worth running out of storage

Fun Run 2 worth running out of storage

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter
October 19, 2015
Filed under Apps, Reviews

3/5 Stars Not as fun of a run as the first one, Fun Run 2 recently released on the app store. It’s similar to the first, but the differences between the two range from hits to misses. The original game was victorious with its reviews: a hit with all ages with critics raving. Fun Run was very enjoyable so it...

Wattpad

Wattpad

By Katelynn Mulder, Intern
April 17, 2015
Filed under Apps, Reviews

Fanfictions, original stories, short stories and more is what the app Wattpad has to offer where users can download, read and write as many works as they wish.This app lets the reader find hundreds of different books from multiple genres such as teen fiction, fantasy and adventure to poetry, romance and...

Flinch review

By Alex Harring
April 2, 2015
Filed under Apps, Reviews

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