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N64oid – Android N64 Emulator review Zelda Ocarina of Time, GoldenEye 007, Banjo Kazooie and more

September 12, 2011

Hi everyone, in this video I’m taking a look at the fantastic n64oid N64 emulator for Android.

I’ll take you through 4 different games so you can get a feel as to how the emulator performs – to be honest – it’s pretty darn good!

The games include:

Banjo Kazooie
GoldenEye 007
Zelda: Ocarina of Time
and
Diddy Kong Racing

n64oid can be found in the SlideME Market for just 4.99

If you have any questions be sure to ask!

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App of the week: Pulse News

April 7, 2011

android app of the weekApp: Pulse News
Cost: FREE
Developer: alphonsolabs.com
Developer page: alphonsolabs.com

 

This week I have been mostly using Pulse News. Now normally, reading news on your mobile phone is a pretty boring task. Pulse News takes that and makes it, dare I say, ‘sexy’ [giggles like a school girl].


Pulse News 1This free app will combine your news feeds and bring them to you in a way that makes them interesting to read. Combining pictures and text in the feed and allowing you to quickly browse through articles is Pulse News’ strong point. Want to read an item? Just tap it and the feed you selected slides down to the bottom of the screen to reveal the article. It’s a pretty slick interface to say the least.

Each feed can be scrolled through horizontally with the flick of your finger and this works well in both portrait and horizontal mode.

Pulse News comes with a huge library of popular and interesting feeds built-in but what makes it better is the Google Reader import. If you use Google Reader to store your RSS feeds then it’s just a case of adding in as many or a few of your feeds as you want. This negates the need to tediously add in each of your favourite feeds manually, one by one, by inserting the URL.

You can have multiple pages of feeds so you could split them depending on subject or preference and, with 12 feeds per page, you can have up to 60 feeds in total. The usual sharing links are given so you can post a news article to your Facebook, Twitter, E-mail or text.

The app is being updated frequently at the time of writing to improve performance and speed. I have noticed it stutter a bit when scrolling around but if these issues can be ironed out then this is definitely going to be the best RSS reader out there.

Check out some more screenshots below and be sure to give the app a try – you’ve got nothing to lose!

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App of the week: Grooveshark Remote

March 28, 2011

android app of the weekI have just spent the last 45 minutes creating this fancy icon for my new feature “App of the week” so I hope you like it.

Every week I get the chance I will list my favourite app for Android. Be it free or paid it will go up and I will attempt to explain what it is exactly that makes this app so very special.

App: Grooveshark Remote
Cost: FREE / 99p for add-free + more features
Developer: Ben Kay
Developer page: awesomedigital.co.uk/gsremote

grooveshark remote for android 1This week I start off with Grooveshark Remote. For those who haven’t seen or heard about Grooveshark then check out my video review on YouTube. To cut to the chase, Grooveshark is a cheaper alternative to Spotify. Whereas Spotify is £9.99 a month for use on a mobile device, Grooveshark equates to about £20 a year.

Grooveshark Remote basically allows you to control Grooveshark running on your PC/Mac via your HTC Desire. This means you can choose, skip, pause and play songs without even getting off your chair. This is great for lazy people like me who like to change the current track whilst in the kitchen for example.

The free version has ads and doesn’t allow you to control the volume but the paid version removes ads and unlocks the volume feature. I know it doesn’t sound like a lot for 99p but not only was the volume feature one I really wanted but the developer promises to add more features in an upcoming version.

grooveshark remote for android 2Who knows, maybe in the future you’ll be able to ‘favourite’ and have even more control over your tracks. I’d certainly recommend giving the free trial a go at least.

If there is album artwork then it is displayed on your handset and the main screen has the previous, pause and skip buttons on. Using your phone’s volume control will control the output of the volume from your Grooveshark web application. Note this app only works with the web version of Grooveshark because it uses a browser plugin – not a problem though because all your playlists from the Dekstop Grooveshark application are all saved online. Clicking on the album art takes you to your playlist so you can quickly switch between songs.

From this screen you can also control repeat all, one or none and also the shuffle mode.

There are a few kinks that’ll need to be worked out but this is definitely an app that’ll get re-installed whenever I wipe my phone.


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