Archive | November 2016

Who? Ultimate Character Quiz app review

Today I am going to review Who? game (version 1.1.0). I found this while I am browsing on Instagram, I got curious so I downloaded the app from Google play.

Google Play: Who?

who1Description and features (taken from Google play):

Do you know what it is like when you see a part of a character, you catch a glimpse and you are sure you know who it is? Sometimes you recognize it straightaway and other times it is gnawing away inside your brain for hours.

If you know what this is like – you will love the Who? App.

Who? is the gaming App that is all about recognition – with over 500 characters and 15 levels in a simple but stylish cut down graphic style. This game will make you delve into the depths of your memory to guess each character. But be warned, it is not as easy as you may first think!

The beauty of this game is it’s simple format – it taps into the way your brain stores images by breaking them down and leaving only it’s most recognisable parts – the shape of an eyebrow; an iconic feature or an item of clothing or accessory.

With different levels of difficulty no matter who you are, you will strive to get to the next level. You can do this by spending the coins you have earned through each level to help you unlock clues and hints for some of the harder characters, and progress through the levels to become the Who? Champion!

Play solo or with a group – This game does not use Wi-Fi so you can play on the go or at home. Perfect for any commute, bus, plane, train or car.

Choose where you start …

* Film

* TV

* Music

* Popular Culture

See how far you can get before you have to ask a friend!

Good Luck!

The user interface is very simple. There are ads on the bottom but are not disruptive. As mentioned above, there are four categories available including levels within each category. For Film – 6 levels, TV – 2 levels, Pop culture – 5 levels, and Music – 2 levels.

 

In each level you will need to answer a specific number of characters to be able to unlock and move on to the next level. In case you get stuck on a level or character, you can use your coins (you will earn 5 coins for each correct answer) to get hints.

If you need more coins, you can visit their shop to buy coins or you can purchase the option to unlock all the levels.

Try this app!

 

 

YouTube Kids app review

Today I am going to review YouTube Kids app (Version 1.95.2)

Google play: YouTube Kids

youtubekids1Features (taken from Google Play):

DESIGNED FOR KIDS
To make exploration easy, videos in the app are split into four categories: Shows, Music, Learning and Explore. We also took out the complicated stuff to make an app even little ones can navigate — that means big buttons, easy scrolling, and instant full-screen. And when the whole family wants to enjoy their favorite videos together, everyone can watch on the big screen with Chromecast, game consoles, or smart TVs.

VIDEOS KIDS WILL LOVE
Kids can enjoy favorites like Thomas & Friends, DreamworksTV and Talking Tom, online hits like Mother Goose Club, Super Simple Songs and Wonder Quest, plus anything else they’re into — sports, animals, gaming, crafts and more.

GROWN-UPS ARE IN CONTROL
We know that every family is different, so we’ve included features that let grown-ups tailor the YouTube Kids experience to their family’s needs. Settings are found behind a grown-ups-only lock where you can turn off search for a more restricted experience or set a built-in timer to let kids know when it’s time to stop watching so you don’t have to.

For more information about the app and settings, please read our Parental Guide.

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THE APP
Parental setup is needed to ensure the best experience possible for your child.
YouTube Kids contains paid ads in order to offer the app for free. Your child may also see videos with commercial content from YouTube creators that are not paid ads. For more information, please check out our Parental Guide.
Videos in the app are selected by our automated systems. Please note, no system is perfect, and it’s possible that your child may find something you don’t want them to watch. If your child finds a video that you feel is inappropriate, please flag the video and it will be reviewed as soon as possible.
You can restrict your child’s experience by turning search off in the set-up flow or by accessing the settings behind the grown-ups-only lock. This means your child can’t search for content, which reduces the chances that they will encounter a video you don’t want them to watch.
Whether search is on or off, the app will recommend videos selected by our automated systems from the broad set of videos accessible in YouTube Kids.

The best thing about this app is that, as mentioned above, designed for kids. Thus parents do not need to worry about videos that might harm your child. If there is a video you think isn’t appropriate for kids (has nudity, violence, vulgar language etc), you can flag that video. I think that situation would be a rare occurrence since you can set the child’s age on the app, since kids of different ages have preference for different types of videos. This option filters out the videos that aren’t suitable for children. If you aren’t strict, you can just select All Kids. You can also set the search option On or Off – if you opt to encourage or discourage searching of videos in the app.

Regarding the user interface, it is very simple and it is set in a landscape orientation. I rather like it this way since it is so easy to navigate around the app. Also, every time you open the settings, the app will ask you to enter a code to make sure you are the grownup, thus the kids cannot fiddle with or change any the settings.

There are four tabs for the kids to use when watching videos: Shows, Music, Learning, and Explore.

I think this is a good idea. The tabs helps you to search within categories, whether you like shows or you want some music, etc.

In the menu, you can set a timer for the app if you want to limit the duration of your kids’ viewing activity.

 

 

This is a great app for kids. It really helps enforce a safe environment for kids who enjoy watching videos and clips.

 

Try this app!

Dropbox app review

Today’s app review will be about the Dropbox app (version 20.2.2) – a cloud storage app.

Google play: Dropbox app

dropbox1Features (taken from Google play):
• Edit Microsoft Office files from your phone or tablet
• Back up photos and videos automatically if you choose
• Send large files without using email attachments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think some of you may be familiar with Dropbox on PC – wherein you can automatically backup files in a (separate) Dropbox folder and be able to update changes in real time. I use Dropbox software a lot during my college years and has saved me a lot of times from losing my documents (therefore sparing me the torture of starting my school requirements from scratch). Although we are very grateful for the existence of document recovery in MS Office, Dropbox provides another layer of security to our files, so we are sure that every change we make are definitely saved up. And in some (unlucky) cases where we need to reformat our machines, that is no problem at all since the documents are saved on the Dropbox cloud (you can just re-download everything after).

Thus Dropbox has upped the competition by introducing an app with the same capability – cloud storage. This can serve as an extension of the PC Dropbox, so now you can edit and view documents while on the go. The app is very easy to use and the user interface is quite simple, there is no need for a tutorial.

 

 

You can conveniently upload and download any kind of file. You literally have your files on hand using your smartphone. As with the PC version, you can also share your file with others through email invitation or by sending them the link of the file.

 

 

Try this app!