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SkidStorm (Android) Review: Drift To Win!

By Robert Wheatley – Head of Editorial SkidStorm’s exactly what it says on the tin, and that’s perfect because it gives you exactly what you’d expect. Immobile Games’ SkidStorm is a cutesy car racing game where you manoeuvre your toony vehicle through a variety of isometrically-viewed tracks, challenging other cars to a race across the finish line. What makes SkidStorm as a mobile gaming app stand out a little more from other racing titles isn’t just its pleasant, geometrical

University of Hertfordshire student creates free mobile app “Shell Island”

[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor] Taranjit Matharu, a final year automotive student, has created the app “Shell Island”, a free game available on Apple and Android platforms. While Taranjit came up with the original conception of the game and is responsible for marketing, he is joined by friend Nicolass Mayroleon and brother Gurminder Matharu, who are responsible for the graphics and programming. The team have formed the company Ovam Entertainment, and hope to create more apps

Android Lollipop: One Tasty Treat

[Oliver Price | Contributing Writer] The 13th of November was a big moment for phone nerds like me. After what seemed like a delay that spanned a new Ice Age (it was about 2 weeks), Google finally rolled out Android 5.0 Lollipop to their Nexus 5 phone. Android Lollipop is the latest pudding themed release of Android from Google; these delicious names started in April 2009 with Android 1.5 Cupcake (beforehand only numbers were used). Android Cupcake introduced support third pa

Battle of the Brands – iOS vs. Android

iPhone [Brad Johnson | Deputy Editor] Ever since its release in 2007, the iPhone has become the world’s most well known and popular phones. The iPhone has truly revolutionised Apple and changed it from being solely a computer company to becoming an international leader in the technology sector. So what makes the iPhone the best smartphone in the world? Firstly let take a look at the iPhone’s camera, it remains one of the most impressive features of the iPhone. Although the A