Want to find out how your lover really feels, and how compatible you are? Or simply undecided about who to date?
Following a series of questions, Mr Write delivers his verdict on your partner based on their handwriting. Using the scientific study of graphology, frequently practiced by the FBI, find out the truth behind your love life in an app designed by an expert graphologist.
2012 was a good year for relationship apps. We saw the likes of Pair, Cupple, Avocado, Between, Lovebyte, and Kahnoodle promising new ways to enhance interpersonal communication with social networks built for two. They’re all predictably cuddly and brimming with functionality – but do they all ignore a fundamental truth? The developers GoodBoy, a new app for couples, think so.
I have to be honest and say from the out that I’m not a massive fan of tower defence gaming. There’s a certain sameness about the genre and frankly on anything smaller than an iPad or 10 inch Android tablet everything quickly gets to look a bit squashed. Radiant Defense is the exception with its cool and slightly retro glow-in-the-dark visuals and rather more considered gameplay challenges.
The current consumer tech buzzword par-excellence is the Cloud. As a description for the process of storing documents or media on remote servers it’s neither helpful nor accurate and things have hardly been made clearer by Apple putting the letter "i" in front of the word and giving the less technically literate and more gullible the vague impression that it invented the concept despite the likes of Google and Dropbox beating it to the punch by several years.
If you want a good video on demand app for your Apple or Android device there are two real alternatives - LoveFilm Instant and Netflix. Which has the better content is naturally a matter of personal taste but for me Netflix - at least in terms of its online offering - has the more impressive selection of TV (not least every episode of The Thick of It, plenty of Dr Who and Top Gear) and documentaries and there are no crafty pay-per-view titles to suck more money out of my wallet in moments of boredom and weakness.
I have soft spot for games that put graphic design and aesthetics on an equal footing with the excitement or challenge they offer to the player. Games like Limbo and Journey and now an interesting and highly original little platform adventure called Oscura which sees you - in the form a weird looking little dude clutching a burning torch in one hand - run and jump through a darkling world which looks not unlike a 1950s Hungarian political cartoon coloured by the Lumière Brothers and directed by David Lynch.
Dead Trigger is a first-person shoot’em’up from Madfinger the folks who brought us the not half bad Shadowgun. But while Shadowgun sags under the weight of a clunky storyline, some woefully scripted cut scenes and third person POV action Dead Trigger simply invites you to shoot zombies in the head after a global undead apocalypse leaves you and a small band of survivors fighting for survival. Think The Walking Dead but with way more zombies, no Andrew Lincoln and a much bigger selection of guns.
Cambridge based developers True Knowledge would like to introduce you to someone new - Evi - a mobile app that puts all the knowledge you could ever need at your fingertips thanks to cutting edge artificial intelligence.