Review: Angry Birds Space

Rovio Studios yesterday launched their latest game Angry Birds Space and everyone at Gromfrog Media has been playing the game endlessly. We all have been playing the game that much we have all completed all of the levels on most of the platforms.

We have bought it for; Android, iPhone, iPad, PC and Mac. We have not found that any problems with the game on any of the platforms.

What are the Graphics like?

The Graphics are amazing! The detail on the game really brings the birds and pigs to life.

What do you think of the physics?

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Review: Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta

We have been playing with the public beta of Adobe’s popular image editing software. I have been using Photoshop since 2007 from CS4 through to CS5.1 and now I am on CS6. The file took around 10 minutes to download and to install the software took around 15 minutes, this was surprisingly fast compared to previous versions. CS6 has an all new UI design and 65 new features. A simplistic black interface makes Photoshop look more sophisticated and it is alot easier on the eyes in darker conditions. I do like this new UI design as I do most of my design work in the evenings in the dark and CS5 would hurt my eyes after a while and I would have to have a break and put on my glasses, but with this new design I have not yet had to do this.

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Review: Windows 8 Consumer Preview

We have been using the developers preview of Windows 8 to develop apps and we really liked it even though there was a few bugs. But the Consumer Preview is a big improvement. Microsoft said that there is around 100,000 new features and we are really enjoying them. The Metro UI looks great but we have one big problem with the OS.

The design based on Windows Phone 7 is not exactly what we want from a PC. Yeah PC’s and Mobile devices will be combined but they need to keep the OS’s separate. But you can share data like iCloud but Microsoft should not merge their two operating systems.

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Review: Angry Birds on Facebook

Today Facebook launched Angry Birds for Facebook. In one word “Fantastic”. I have been playing the game all morning and it is best game on Facebook by far. I have got some great scores on the game and I am the only person playing the game on my whole friends list so as you can guess I am number one. The graphics are fantastic and look really great. The performance of the game is also the best I have seen on Facebook. The only issue I have had is the servers lost connection but that is expected if loads of people are playing the game. We really do recommend this to everyone that uses Facebook.

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Review: Letris 2 for iPhone

We received an email a month or so ago asking us if we would do a review on their latest iPhone game, Letris 2. We have been playing Letris 2 for around 1 1/2 months and we love it.
The game comes from Ivanovich Games.

Located in beautiful Barcelona, Spain, Ivanovich Games is a privately held company founded in 2009 by independent developer Ivan Cascales. With an focus on innovation, the company is dedicated exclusively to create and promote games for the iOS platform.

The aim of the game is based on Tetris the classic tile game and Boggle the classic word creation game.

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Review: Timeline Movie Maker

In one Word “FANTASTIC” It may have taken a while to create but the final product is fantastic. The site allows you to use all of your images, videos, status updates and stats and publish them in a video. I have just finished an published mine and I love it. What do you think of the Timeline Movie Maker. Tell us via Twitter @Gromfrog or leave a comment below.

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Review: Corona SDK (App Development)

Over the past 2 months I have been experimenting with the Corona SDK from Ansca. The SDK is jam packed with features and beats Unity3D (which I have been using for around a year). I really like the built in Physics engine as it is better than having to program one your self if you are using the Android SDK or the iOS SDK. The SDK uses the programming language LUA which I picked up really fast and is so simple to remmeber. The SDK allows you to create games and apps for the Android and iOS platform with just one set of code. Also you can build for the Nook and Kindle Fire Tablets. I have been experimenting with the SDK for 2 months and I have just started developing my 2 games on the SDK, they just may take a long time to develop as I only have around 2 hours a day to work on it. We will be doing a complete section on our site including work on our game and Tutorials. We will be starting the tutorials as soon as possible.

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Review: MagicScan Portable Scanner

This is a fantastic little device. The MagicScan Portable Scanner allows you to scan documents on the go. The device is just over 30cms in length and is very lightweight. My family bought one to use at work and when we go out and at consultations. I have scanned all sorts of documents from bills, bank statements, photographs and wallpaper. I have been using the scanner feature on my laser printer a for a long time but with the printer weighting around 20kg so it is not that portable. This is a great addition to our long list of portable tech. I would recomend this device to anyone as we only paid £35 plus postage on Ebay and we got a FREE 1GB micro SD but we have ordered a 4GB micro SD card as when we are on holiday we will not be able to copy over the files to a computer.

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App Review: Lane Splitter

Lane Splitter is a fantastic game for the iPhone. The idea of the game is to try and get as far down the road as possible with out crashing. We love this app as it is a simple idea and it works. But what we don’t like is the fact that you have to buy the extra characters rather than unlocking them. But it is only £1.99 which is al right. We hope that the developers bring out many more versions of this app. If you would like to share your thoughts on this app please leave a reply below or pop us a tweet over at @Gromfrog

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App Review: Blueprint 3D

I found out about this app on Gizmodo. I have been playing it for hours and I love it. This app really brings something unique to the puzzle industry. You rotate a bunch of lines around the screen until they line up and make an image. There are loads of puzzles to do but if you are like me you get through them very quickly. I have done almost all of the puzzles that are on the game at the moment. But the developers promise that there will be more coming soon. We want to know what you think of this app so download it as it is only £0.69. Tell us what you think via Twitter @Gromfrog or leave a reply below.

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