Here are four must-have widgets you need to download today!
Widgets are fantastic things! Not only do they offer a cosmetic touch to a rather bland home screen, they also offer quick shortcuts to the apps they represent. Here are 4 widgets you should add to your home screen today!Cloudskipper
This audio player is one of the many hidden gems on the Play Store, and the accompanying app is fantastic. Users can control which track is currently playing, as well as see the album art of said track. Spark 360
If you’re a keen gamer, then the Spark 360 widget will be perfect for you. This widget will display your very own Xbox gamertag or PSN ID, allowing you to track your recently played games and messages from other users. Falcon Beta
There are plenty of Twitter clients on the Play Store, but the Falcon Beta is a brilliantly designed widget that puts you in compelte control of your news feed. Users can look at tweets, write a new one and send direct messages to followers. Flipboard
The Flipboard widget comes in a variety of sizes, making it easy to fit atound other icons and widgets. The widget can be customised to show different headlines, and also tailored to update around your schedule.
The MU is a folding plug bursting with simplicity. But should you get one? Read on for our full review.
The MU is a very simply idea done well. It’s simply a folding plug after all. Unboxing The MU revels a small square block that you can then open up to use as a plug in any standard electrical socket. The unit feels solid, and is safe enough to use.
At the back of the kit is a USB port from which you can connect your Android phone, or any other device. Once you’re done, you can then twist the plug prongs around and fold it back up again. Its small size means it can easily be stored away, and its weight means you’ll be able to pack it when travelling. The clever design of The MU should also be noted. As the prongs are hidden when folded, there’s no chance of them scratching any of your devices when stored away.
Charging devices are very common, but the MU offers a simplistic approach to giving your phone that extra bit of battery when you need it.
After months of hype, the iPhone 5 has finally been announced. But is it better than Android’s best device, the Samsung Galaxy SIII? We put the devices head-to-head to find out.
We’ve seen rumour after rumour, more hype than ever before, but finally the iPhone 5 is here. Apple’s latest device was announced alongside a new iPod Touch and iPod Nano, meaning if you like to dabble in Apple products, you’ll be covered for the next year or so. But how does the new iPhone compare to the premier Android device on the market? We’ve taken the specs from both the Galaxy SIII and iPhone 5 to help you make the choice between two of the most eagerly anticipated devices this year.Design and build
iPhone 5: Apple have always had storng build ethics when designing the iPhone. This installment includes an aliminium body, making it not only a great looking product, but one that won’t feel flimsy in the hand either. It’s also the slimmest iPhone yet, coming it at 7.6mm, and weighing just 112g.
Galaxy SIII: Upon its launch, the SIII was met with some criticism in this department. The look and feel of the device certainly does the job well, and despite its size, it feels great in the hand. Despite its monstorous size, however, the SIII still manages to stay slim at 8.6mm, and weighs in at a decent 133g.
Boom Brigade brings war to the small screen. But is it any good? Find out in our full review.
In Boom Brigade 2 you control a small gang of armed combatants, each with their own set of guns and available upgrades. The main premise is to use your combatants to protect a bunker that’s under thread by oncoming aliens. If the aliens damage the bunker too much, or if your soldiers die, then you need to restart.
The controls are quite easy to master, with the user needing to sketch a path fro which each soldier will follow. Each soldier represents a different class, and each have a radius around them to show their shooting limit. Any alien that then travels in that radius will be shot by the soldier.
The simple controls leads to a great spread of tactical options. Your slow-moving bazooka soldier might be best stationed near your bunker, while infantry units can zip in and out between soldiers. The wrong tactics can ultimately lead you to failing that current mission.
Both the Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 are the two essential Android tablets at the moment, but which is better? Read on to find out.
It’s safe to say that Android tablets were always playing catching up to Apple’s iPad, but with the release of two incredible tablets, Android have slowly started getting a foothold in the tablet market. The original Kindle Fire was a clear step up for Android tablets, and although it didn’t set the world alight, it offered users a real alternative to the iPad.
Fast forward 12 months and we now have two new contenders for the crown. Google’s Nexus 7 has been out for a few months, but has already cemented itself as the premier Android tablet, offering good specs at a impulse purchase price. Its main competition for Android supremacy will now come from Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD. A similar device in many ways, but also one that caters for a different audience entirely.
We’ve had a good read of both device’s specs and put together a head-to-head to determine which tablet is better. Which side are you on?