January is the time of the year where you take stock of the past 12 months while looking to the future and making predictions. In the world of gadgets and apps 2013 was a big year, so what better way to survey the winners, losers and 2014 game changers than in a stunning infographic form (thank you Financesonline.com).
Naturally, the apps section caught our eye and we have no argument with Twitter #Music branded the clunker of the year – it closed six months after launching due to a lack of users – while the one to watch in 2014 is, apparently, location-based social networking dating app Tinder. Which apps do you think will make it big this year? Read the rest of this entry »
Can you believe it is British Food Fortnight? The Brits are not renowned for their culinary genius, but have given the world such delights as the Full English/Irish/Scottish Breakfast, Fish & Chips and even Deep Fried Mars Bars! Despite these ‘gifts’ to the world, the UK is celebrating its cuisine and culture with not one but two weeks of festivities.
At Magicsolver HQ in Cambridge, we have more than 20 different nationalities working in our team and we celebrated this earlier this year with a picnic that brought together food from as far apart as Italy, Japan, Venezuela and, er, France.
To celebrate all things gastronomic and to salute great British food, here are the top five apps for gourmets the world over:
Wine is made all over the world but this week MagicSolver HQ is celebrating closer to home with English Wine Week. Although perhaps not considered a wine making region of renown when compared to France, Spain, Italy, Argentina, etc, England has actually gained a reputation in the wine making world for producing quality vino. So raise a glass to Blighty with these three wine-themed apps.
Admit it, we all take our family for granted sometimes; life just gets in the way. But it without getting to serious, ‘The Family’ is the bedrock and fabric of society and on a personal level the most important people in our lives. If you weren’t aware, Wednesday was the International Day of Families, a programme run by the United Nations to acknowledge and appreciate the importance of family and the essential role it plays in our lives. So tonight, instead of immersing yourself in the TV, shutting yourself in the bedroom or acknowledging mum and dad with a grunt, play some of these app we’ve recommended below and have a fun-filled family bonding session.
It’s the May Day Bank Holiday and we’re all looking forward to spending our extra day off with friends and family. But how can you make the most out of that precious extra twenty four hours? We’ve got a few apps that we think will help you make this a bank holiday weekend worth celebrating!
What do you get when you mix Articulate, Charades and super duper high tech smartphone gaming together? You get Heads Up, an awesome party game that’s bound to liven up any Bank Holiday gathering.
The game is really simple to play – you pick a category, hold your phone up next to your forehead and you have to work out what it is written on the screen as everyone in the room shouts hints at you. You only have a minute to guess as many names as you can so you have to be quick witted (and have helpful friends) to finish on top of the pile.
And, as a funny little twist, front camera on your iPhone records the action, meaning you can easily share your hilariously bad attempts at guessing “Ocean’s 11” with the rest of the world. Pretty good fun I must say!
So if you want to get your party started with a fun game for everyone to play (and you aren’t quite nerdy enough to get into Space Team), then Heads Up is a perfect way to keep a whole room happy.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we bet you’ve already started worrying about buying that special someone the perfect present. Maybe you should go for some lovely smelling flowers? How about a box of delicious chocolates? Or maybe go for a nice spa day out?
If you’re fretting about what you’re getting, then you need to sit down, grab a cup of coffee and get out your smartphone or tablet. Because our latest app, Valentine’s Day 2013: 14 free apps for love, is loaded with perfect presents to turn this February 14th into the best ever.
Every day, you’ll discover a brand new app to fall in love with. Our special survey that pops up when you first open the app tailors the rest of the selection to you. So whether you’re a single guy hating the holidays and loving gaming or are deeply in love with your special someone, there is something in there that you are bound to enjoy.
And the fun doesn’t stop there! We’ve packed in a couple of awesome little features round the side to make this a really great present. With free music tracks to listen to and professionally designed wallpapers to unlock, this app really is like a box of chocolates; you never know what cool thing you’ll get next.
Available now on IOS and Android absolutely free, fall in with Valentine’s Day 2013: 14 free apps for love. right now!
Most of you will be no doubt getting ready for today’s ghoulish holiday by dry cleaning your ghost costume, practicing your apple bobbing technique or drinking a glass of blood or two. But to really get into the spirit of Halloween you should be downloading our 13 Trick or Treats app. Free for Android and iOS user, this app recommends 13 of the best Halloween-themed games for you to download for nothing.
But don’t take our word for it. The app has already grabbed the attention of the media and the response has been more positive than Dracula’s blood group. 13 Trick or Treats featured in The Guardian online’s ‘30 Best Android Apps of the Week’ while it made leading gadget website Stuff.tv’s ‘Best Android Apps of the Week.’ Elsewhere Mobile Entertainment awarded it ‘App of the Day’ and BBC Click ran a nice little feature on the app with presenter Kate Russell embracing the fun side of Halloween by donning a zombie mask. That’s the spirit Kate.
Get yourself seriously spooked by the most extreme app review ever done! On 13/10/2012, aka World’s Zombie Day, we walked the streets of London to seek out some zombies and pick their brains (and not ours) about how the day was going. We also asked them to review our upcoming Halloween 13 Trick and Treats app.
Watch our reporter interview some real zombies and see what they thought about our latest release…
MagicSolver is now on air every Tuesday at 9pm on Star 107 Radio station with Amy Lee who will tell you all about the hotest apps available on the App Store. We are seeking for la crème de la crème to recommend you the best apps from talented developers in the 5 continents. So, pimp up your devices with the top reviewed apps on the App Show…
Valentine’s Day 2012: 14 apps for your love, has been one of the favourites iPhone apps of the journalist Marc Saltzman from CNN! And we want to share his opinion with you because we at MagicSolver are really glad to hear that! So, check out the following video to find out what does he thinks: