Articles by George Ponder

Run Down
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 01, 2014

Run Down is a fast paced, arcade styled game of survival where you have to control a falling ball and make sure it never reaches the top of the screen. Call it a reverse jumper game for Windows Phone.

It's a game of survival with simple controls, three difficulty levels and a...

Files and Folders Pro
Article
by George Ponder
Sep 30, 2014

Files and Folders Pro is a fully functional file manager for Windows Phone 8.1. From copying, moving, renaming, deleting and performing other routine actions with files and folders, this Windows Phone app should help sort things out.

The app pulls in a 4 Star rating in the...

Review
by George Ponder
Sep 30, 2014

Bouncing Sheep is an arcade styled Windows Phone game where you drop sheep down on to a flock of birds to take them out. The storyline has your sheep peacefully enjoying the quiet of the pasture when a bunch of noisy birds invades the rolling hills.

The game includes dozens of...

Video Memories
Article
by George Ponder
Sep 29, 2014

Earlier this year we took a look at UbiShow, a feature rich slideshow video creator for Windows Phone. The app offered an easy to use method of converting your still images into video slideshows from vacation, special events or any other situation where you need to share a collection of...

Trivia Crack
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 29, 2014

We mentioned Trivia Crack being released in the Windows Phone Store last week and had the opportunity to spend some time with the game to see how well it shook out. Trivia Crack is an online trivia game, very similar in nature to the popular Trivial Pursuit games.

You have six...

Canyon Capers
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 28, 2014

Canyon Capers is a retro styled arcade platform Windows Phone game that has you guiding your players across fifty levels of play, collecting gems and treasures while ducking and dodging dangerous creatures.

Graphics have that early 1990's feel and while some may find game play...

Indie Game Spotlight
Article
by George Ponder
Sep 27, 2014

Windows Phone Central Roundup: Indie Games

While some may see things differently, the Windows Phone Store has plenty of quality games on the shelves from major software developers such as Gameloft, EA Sports, Disney, Ubisoft and Microsoft Studios. Along with the major studios, the...

Flat Out
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 27, 2014

Got a few minutes to burn? Like fast-paced Windows Phone puzzle games? Then you need to check out Flat Out in the Windows Phone Store.

The game is simple to pick up but may drive you nuts trying to master it. Flat Out challenges you to trace a circle within a sequence of gems by...

Tigerball
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 26, 2014

Tigerball is a fun time waster of a game where you have to toss a ball into a basket. While the game sounds simple, the challenge comes into play with the ball being a little on the hyperactive side. Much like you would find with a super ball.

You also have various obstacles to...

Appy Weather
Article
by George Ponder
Sep 26, 2014

Appy Weather is a Windows Phone weather app that has a bit of a personal touch about it. The weather app has a minimalistic appearance and delivers a decent amount of forecast information to your Windows Phone.

Along with a simple interface and weather alerts, Appy Weather...

Gratitude Journal
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 25, 2014

Gratitude Journal is a Windows Phone app that is designed to make it easy to record daily journal entries and in the traditional sense of the title, remind ourselves what we are grateful for. However, there is no rule you can use it as journal for just about anything.

Gratitude...

Stunt Star: The Hollywood Years
Article
by George Ponder
Sep 24, 2014

Stunt Star: The Hollywood Years is a physics-based arcade game where you relive the life of a Hollywood stuntman chasing the glory years of all the crashes and explosions of days gone by.

Stunt Star: The Hollywood Years has 82 levels of game play are scattered across three...

110 Puzzles for Kids
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 24, 2014

Windows Phone games and apps that are designed for children can be a helpful tool for those times you need to keep your child occupied. Whether it's a long car drive, waiting for a meal to be served at a restaurant or for the times you just need a little quiet time. They can also be a...

Rawer
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 23, 2014

Rawer is an image editor for your Windows Phone. While many will shrug their shoulders and mutter, "Ugh, another photo editor!?" what sets this image editor apart from other editors is its ability to open and edit RAW image files.

Rawer will not only open and edit RAW (DNG)...

Tile Background
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 23, 2014

If you are in the mood to create custom Start Screen backgrounds and Lockscreen Wallpapers, there are plenty of Windows Phone 8.1 apps to choose from. Tile Backgrounds is one option that hopes to catch your attention and find its way onto your Windows Phone.

Tile Backgrounds has...

Gravity Badgers
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 22, 2014

Gravity Badgers is a physics-based arcade game that has you guiding a team of space badgers across 140 challenging levels of game play.

The story line has Captain T. Bayback traveling to the deadly depths of space to save his friends and family from the threat of the deadly Evil...

Viking: The Adventure
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 21, 2014

Viking: The Adventure is a Windows Phone platform game where you guide one of three Viking explorers to uncharted lands in a quest to find fortunes in gold.

Available for low-memory devices and Windows 8 devices, the game has over thirty gaming levels full of monsters to battle...

Windows Phone Photography Apps
Article
by George Ponder
Sep 20, 2014

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Photography Apps

While it may be a coin toss as to which genre of apps, weather or photo, are more numerous in the Windows Phone Store there is little doubt that we are fortunate to have plenty of quality choices with both.

I have got several...

Incredible Toys
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 19, 2014

Incredible Toys is a Windows Phone action/adventure game where you help a collection of toy heroes survive a journey through Toy World. Game play is along the lines of an action runner game with some RPG features. Graphics are nice with a slight children's storybook feel. I will say...

Monochromatic
Review
by George Ponder
Sep 18, 2014

Monochromatic joins the ranks of the many Windows Phone photo editors and hopes to garner some attention with its simple layout and core editing features. Editing tools include cropping, exposure controls, vignette application and a few tonal filters. You also have an in-house camera...