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Giles Turnbull Giles Turnbull is a freelance writer in England. He also writes for the Press Association and The Morning News. You can find out more at his website, and follow him on Twitter @gilest.

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Take A Wave Trip Into A Game Made Of Songs [Review]

New on the App Store today from Lucky Frame is a fantastic musical adventure called Wave Trip. And what a trip it is: a trip into amazing.

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Simple Spreadsheets On The Go, But $2 Upgrade Is Almost Essential [Review]

Insert joke about spreadsheets here

Insert joke about spreadsheets here

I don’t do spreadsheets. Well, I do, but unwillingly. Numbers give me the shivers, they always have. I’m a words person. But everyone’s different – my wife is the opposite. She spends more time in spreadsheets than anything else. She might like this little app. It’s called Tables, and it does spreadsheets right on iPhone. Small, simple little spreadsheets.

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Take Better Charge Of Your Calendar With Calendar Paste [Review]

Create template events and paste 'em in when needed

Create template events and paste ‘em in when needed

Calendar Paste is a calendar events templating app for iOS. It’s a place where you can store calendar events that don’t repeat in a predicable patten, or that only need to be in your calendar at certain times. It’s one of those apps you never thought you needed.

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Not Pacman: Pacman Meets Inception Meets Fun On Your Mac [Review]

No, not Pacman at all

No, not Pacman at all

This is not Pacman. No. It looks like Pacman, it sounds like Pacman. But it’s called Not Pacman for a reason: it’s not Pacman.

How does it play?

Like Pacman. A bit.

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Platform Puzzle Pangolin Is Pretty Much Perfect [Review]

Pangolin is a cute little puzzle-platformer for iOS that might either drive you mad with rage or mad to the point of insanity. Or both. It’s tricky, challenging, and offers plenty of repeat play opportunities.

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Rolling Stones Dates App Proves You Can’t Always Get What You Want [Review]

Mick: he saw her today at the re-cep-shun

Mick: he saw her today at the re-cep-shun

This Day in the Rolling Stones is the latest app for music lovers of a certain age who want to find out exactly what Mick and the guys were up to every day of their careers. It wants to be all Hot Stuff) but ends up more like a Biggest Mistake.

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Tellagami Turns You Into A Cartoon Storyteller [Review]

This is how you tell a gami

This is how you tell a gami

If you’ve been around on the internet for any length of time, you’ll have probably heard about a site called Xtranormal, which converts text you enter into a simple little video starring cute animal characters. (If you haven’t heard of it, go and have a play there now, it’s fun.)

Tellagami is a new free iOS app that does something similar. I say “similar”, but the two are not in the same league. Tellagami is very simple, and its features limited. That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it, though.

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Ink Is The Digital Napkin You Need For All Those Coffee Shop Ideas [Review]

Draw and share and nothing more

Draw and share and nothing more

The best ideas are famously (stereotypically, perhaps) captured on the back of a napkin. That’s the thing that’s been closest to hand at a zillion restaurant or coffee shop tables when great minds have got together and come up with something new.

Ink is a new, free digital napkin for the modern era. It’s also an exercise in minimalism, designed to replicate that napkin and the pencil you’d scribble on it with and nothing more.

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Quento Makes Calculating Fun [Review]

Give your brain some exercise

Give your brain some exercise

Here’s a new free puzzle game for young and old alike. It’s called Quento, and it’s colorful, addictive, and more difficult than it looks.

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Naim’s New High-End Sound Converter Aims At Computer Music Listeners [CES 2013]

Probably sounds as good as it looks

Probably sounds as good as it looks

High-end hifi people Naim announced a stylish new audio playback gadget designed to make listening to computer-based music as good as possible. Needless to say, you have to shell out serious money for this kind of serious sound.

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