Camera Guard Blocker Protects Your Privacy

We are all aware of the creepy, yet believable rumors of our phone, laptop and PC cameras being used to spy on us by the government. Even not that extreme, thousands of personal cameras are hacked by those trying to spy on our private lives. If you aren’t aware of this, you are now. If you aren’t afraid of it happening to you, maybe you should be.

Do not worry though, there is a way to make sure you and your cameras are safe from these tricks. A new app has been created to do just that—protect you and your cameras.

The camera guard blocker app for Android is a new and innovative smart camera blocker. It features highly secure camera protection to make sure that no hacker, malware or spyware can observe you when you are unaware. Not only does it prevent spying, but it detects even attacks in the past. This app is one of many preferred by over one million users in over one hundred countries.

As said before, the Camera Guard from ProtectStar ensures that no spy or malware can watch you. With only one click of the camera, your smartphone can be under total protection from applications like surveillance and spyware.

Camera Guard Blocker

However, this app is more than just a new and improved safety product. It is uncompromising and unparalled as a solution to secure every Android device it is put on, while offering full camera protection.

This app does a lot of complicated things but it is very user friendly. With just one click, the protection is activated and blocks and observes all processes and programs that may try to use the webcam of your smartphone. Also, every breach that is attempted will be reported with a signal. And to further prevent these hacks, the individual settings of the app can be made with a pin specified by you, and secured by hacker safe protection. The intelligent Depp Detective software the app uses also detects previous attacks.

This app created a versatile and intelligent detective that can observe all accesses to your Android device. Just like an alarm system, an intrusion or a firewall detection system is included.

The Deep Detective software of this app can control which app or process attempts to access the camera. Basically, every possible way you can be spied on is restricted from spies, Trojans, and hackers.

If you are worried about overcrowding your device, do not be. The Camera Guard with activated Deep Detective can be used along with existing security solutions like firewalls or anti-virus scanners.

The features of this app include camera protection, camera blocker, Deep Detective, logfile protocol, password protection and widget. The camera can also be added to a whitelist and contains a list of apps with approved camera access.It is extremely user friendly and makes me feel a lot safer. The design of the app is also very simple and easy to follow.

Camera Guard Blocker is very user friendly and does not complicate things for you at all. You can easily access the apps in your phone through the app that you wish the camera to be used for, so that you don’t have to do it individually.

Overall, this is a great new app.

Battery Charger Alarm Saves Your Battery

Most apps today claim to have new features, settings and applications within the app. The battery charger alarm does not do this. Many apps have claimed to save your battery and notify you when your battery is low but they never quite do it correctly. I like this app because it is easy to use and worth the download—plus, it is free!

This app contains many unique features. Its main purpose is no notify you when your battery is too low so that you can charge it, and if you are not near a charger, it also has a battery saving setting to hold you over until you do get near a charger. It will also tell you when your phone has finished charging and you can unplug it. If you didn’t know, over charging your phone’s battery can kill the battery too soon, so with the alarm notification on this app, you will know when it is fully charged and then can unplug your phone. Instead of checking constantly whether or not your phone has fully charged, the alarm will tell you and then you can act accordingly.

This app has great settings too that are quite helpful. The app has many features as well. Just like you can choose a ring tone on your phone, you can change the alarm settings too. It has an alarm ringing frequency setting so that you can choose how often it rings, you can control the vibration settings as well. You can also change or control the silent mode settings if you want the alarm to be silent. This comes in handy if you are at work or in a quiet place. You can also control the night mode settings for when charging your phone while you are asleep. It also has a great do not disturb setting if you do not want to the alarm to go off for whatever reason.

Battery Charger Alarm

A common question with the app is how the night mode works. If you turn the night mode on to activate it, then the alert will not go off or ring between 11 PM and 8 AM. You can use the night mode to stop alarm and battery charging notifications so that your phone does not feel too crowded.

The downside I found with this app is the compatibility with all my devices. It is only available for Androids but when I tried putting it one of my older Android devices, it did not work as well. That should not be too big a problem because people these days have the newest devices available.

This app is also available in many languages including Malay, Dutch, Slovak, Bulgarian, Ukranian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Nepali, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish and Czech. So, this app is available for many and has little restrictions.

Many reviews left for this app say that it is highly efficient, good and helpful. I have fallen victim before to my phone glitching early because the battery died early. Battery Charger Alarm will definitely come in handy with me because I have a very busy day and when I plug my phone in, I do not plan to check on it so this alarm can help me. I am sure many busy working people feel the same way.

Hero Legends Keeps You Glued on Your Seats

If you like comic characters and want something very similar to lay your hands on when it comes to playing games, here is one offered by Fire-point interactive Inc. that will blow your mind away with its 2D characters and beautiful storyline as you progress through the game. It is the “Hero Legends” which is a role play game that will have players glued on to their seats for hours with its exciting stories and the accomplishments one needs to achieve in order to complete a story.

Hero Legends is game with smooth interesting graphics and the story lies along the lines of battle between the good and the bad. There are these two armies by the name “Order” and “Chaos” and they fight against each other for a totally different purpose. You sign in with your play store id and start playing the game instantly with no formal set up required.

Talking about the armies, the “Order” team is one that strives to restore order or peace in the world by attacking the evil doers, which is the “Chaos” team. The order team are descendants of the angels in contrast to the chaos team that are descendants of the devil.

During your first login and initial setups, you will be given the choice to choose either one of these two teams. You also get to choose a name that you wish to have for yourself as the hero or to choose one at random from the game’s database. You then move on to the expedition where you fight your battle against the opponent.

Hero Legends games app

There are a total of 8 stories with a particular number of levels for each story. When you gain victory over each level, you will be given the option depending on your mission, to either restore peace or increase chaos. You can also build your army by recruiting new warriors and can unlock important landmarks and buildings, for example, the observatory can be unlocked by completing level 13 and the council hall can be unlocked by completing level 10.

Spinning your floating city can also take you to other areas where you see what is around, meet new people, look for what to conquer, and collect food, gold coins, etc.

  • On completion of each level, you can look at stats of friends and enemies.
  • The requirement to complete certain number of levels in order to unlock something keeps the player hooked on and engaged, looking forward to the excitements in store.
  • Treasure chests appear while fighting the battle which are an added bonus that lead to various collections.
  • Completing each level also lets the player to build their army.
  • The quests are short thereby not putting the player through stressful difficult tasks that may require multiple attempts before completion.
  • Each story has hidden levels that can be unlocked by collecting or unlocking the stars.
  • There is a chat option that lets the player get in touch with world players on the main channel or have a private one to one chat through the “Whisper” channel.
  • The game has neat 2D graphics with beautiful comic characters.
  • The “Auto battle” option lets the battle take place automatically without any player input. However, I find it somewhat funny, as playing a game is all about the player using strategies to fight their enemies and not letting it happen automatically.

 

It would be nice to have more choices for the player to choose who to recruit and what training should be given depending on the wealth a player has gathered through the battle. More control on using the power and introduction of temporary or upgraded weapons with each level could be an added advantage for Hero Legends.

Track Your Income and Expenditure with Actfi

Who doesn’t like using simple, less complicated apps in these crazy days where finding time to have a relaxing cup of tea has become something eventful to wait for? Gone are those days when people wrote long lists of their incomes and expenditure or even kept typing up those figures on long excel spreadsheets with those formulae and other calculations to handle! And yeah, what about the reminder part? You need to get that in your head somehow?

No, here is a solution to all the frustrations that you have been going through all these days and Actfi, the simple and powerful app will take care of all these for you.

It has a very simple interface that even a novice can get their hands on immediately without any complication. Yes, it is very straightforward in the fact that you just answer a few questions that the app asks you and voila, you have it all set up and running. Actfi then takes care of everything after your initial input is complete! It is that simple.

Actfi as two major tabs that you will be looking into at all times: the income tab and the expenses tab.

First time users will be guided through a page where you are given a set of questions to enter your income details like, type of payment, for example your salary or employer name or job title or if it is retirement money, (name it whatever way suits you). You then input how often you receive this payment (one time, daily, weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, yearly because this can vary with individuals), then choose if the above amount fluctuates as this varies for hourly paid individuals, last time you were paid (input date), input the amount you got paid and choose whether to have notifications on / off and hit “Go.”

Actfi

This income now gets added to your Actfi profile. The next part is to add the expenses, as this is what needs to be kept under control and monitored right?

Ok, in order to do that, on the expenses page, describe the expense, input how often it is due, amount due, last time it was due, choose to turn notifications on / off and hit “Go.” That is it, you are good to start using this app. Your financial assistant is all set up and ready to be used.

You can add as many number of income and expenses from these individual pages by tapping the “Add” button on top and Actfi puts the next due date for you based on the last time it was due. You can choose to show past occurrences or not. Also this information can be edited anytime if ever anything changes.

An interesting fact about Actfi is, it not only shows you the income and expenses due, but when you tap on each type of income, it creates a graph in the form of a pie chart that clearly tells you graphically what your expenses and income are along with a little description of the data. This helps you compare side by side where your money goes and how it can be controlled. There is also a suggestion of how much or what percentage of your income can be saved and how.

Personally speaking, a total of the income and expenditure along with net savings could be calculated and shown with net figures carried over to a savings tab, thereby helping users know what is available.

myVEGAS Slots – Play like you’re in Vegas – and then Go!

If you are a Vegas junkie and just can’t get enough, then download MyVEGAS Slots now! It’s a free download that provides hours of fun for those times when you can’t make a trip; and if you can make the trip, it brings trip planning ease to your fingertips.

myVEGAS is a slot machine game that works on both iPhones and iPads. Built to mimic the menagerie of Vegas and its multitude of games, it offers something that many other slot gaming apps do not – real life prizes that you can use, not just in-app winnings.

While the real prizes do not include money, they do include free trips to Vegas, complete with stays, dining and more, depending on what you have won.

As easy to use as most other gaming apps, myVEGAS makes the fun real by offering these prize trips, making the stakes worth winning and keeping you engrossed and excited. Winning in-app coins can get meaningless after some time, which is why MyVegas is a cut above the rest.

Partners in Vegas include The Bellagio, MGM Grand, Royal Caribbean, New York New York, Mirage, and more. You can win trips to get there, nights to stay for free, meals, and even tickets to see shows on the strip. You could not ask for more.

On the gaming side, some of the more popular slots include Frontier Fortune, Pirate Cove, Luxor, and many others. Newer games feature basketball star Shaquille O’Neal in Caddy Shaq and ShaqJack – I found this amusing.

There are enough slots to keep you playing for hours on end. While how you play is nothing unique, the winnings are, because the more in-app credits you get, the closer to move towards real prizes. Slot play is just as it would be in any other slot machine game; you put up credits and press the button. The reels move and slowly come to a stop to reveal a pattern that may or may not reap you rewards.

myVEGAS Slots is for newbies and seasoned players alike. Anyone can extract a ton of fun from the many games that are offered; but of course, no kids allowed.

Games with higher payouts become available as you move up in credit count, but believe me when I say it won’t take long to get there. I would like for the game to make it a bit easier to get to that point without having to pay for credits, but I guess nothing comes for free.

Until then, I am going to enjoy my slot games and keep hoping for that big win because I could sure use a trip to Vegas right now! This game is also available on Android.

Become a Bastard Emperor on Gladiator Bastards

Gladiator Bastards as the name suggests, is an arcade game where you show your skills and fight against characters to pass through each level to become the Bastard Emperor. That’s when the game stops! This game has some really cool graphics and is developed so beautifully that you can sometimes get lost in it focussed on the achievements.

Gladiator Bastards is not that huge an app compared to some arcade games that come in huge sizes, but can be quickly downloaded if you have an internet connection with moderate speed and can be installed without any fuss.

As far as settings are concerned, you can choose to have the music and sound FX on or off, choose language to be either English or Chinese, your achievements can be viewed using the achievements button, set Everyplay recording on or off (setting it on will require app access to take photos and videos + record audio), reset game data if ever necessary (this process cannot be undone) and finally change Gamer ID and picture!

When you start the game, you are presented with a screen where you can see how many coins you have (initially you have 0 coins if this is your initial start), any achievements (for example, you have to prove yourself to be a skilled fighter when it comes to throwing projectiles to get the “Knives of the avenger” medal. When your enemies are afraid of your magnificent air attack techniques, you will be awarded the “Death from above.”) and the six characters available to choose from (only two are unlocked initially, others require coins to unlock).

Gladiator Bastards app

Tapping the screen opens the game area, where you have a joystick that controls your movement (left, right, jump and crouch) and three buttons labelled A, B and C that have skills with different strengths; A being the mildest and C being the strongest.

As you fight against your enemy, you use the weapons and skills that you have (each character possesses different weapons, power and skills) and fight the enemy. Using a combination of the joystick and power buttons lets you portray different skills to attack the opponent.

Progress bars or gauges for each fighter is displayed on top, with two colours; one that is red coloured for life or stamina and the yellow one for skills and survival. As the game progresses, the red bar keeps decreasing, showing that your stamina or life is decreasing and depending on the skills you portray while fighting, the yellow bar progresses. There are three parts on this gauge; I, II and III and as the bar progresses past these values, you get a special move for each.

Features of Gladiator Bastards:

  1. You are able to choose a character among six available, provided you have coins to unlock the four locked characters.
  2. You can record your game play and share them using Everyplay on the social media
  3. You can compare your score and skill levels with your friends on the leadership board and see how you rank amongst them.
  4. With each achievement, you are given a medal and these can be shared with your friends and others on social media.
  5. The achievements waiting to be accomplished on the list keeps you focussed on the game and helps you wisely make moves to attack the enemy

There are videos that come in between levels, showing up as giving you bonus rewards of gold coins if you watch them, but they look and feel like unwanted and unrelated videos with respect to the actual game.

Feed the Spider – Fun Time Feeding a Spider and Learning Trivia

Not all gaming app are created equal. If you are tired of the high intensity games and seek something simpler that entertains for hours, look no further. Feed the Spider will keep you coming back for more and you will never get enough.

With enhanced background sounds and backdrops that add to the adventure, it’s a game that excites gamers young and old. I usually don’t go for games that look trivial on the surface, but this game is nothing like that, at all!

So, who is the spider and how do you feed it? Your spider is a Black Widow, and she is very hungry. Spiders like to eat other insects, so your missing is to capture as many insects as you can to fill your spider’s belly. You simply tap and swipe them toward the spider’s mouth, and watch as it gobbles the insect up.

Another tactic you can use to capture more than one insect at a time is to make a set a trap, made of spider’s web, of course. Tap on the spider and lash out at the bug to ensnare it and bring it in, just as a real spider would. If you choose to use this tactic, be careful not to trap the spider itself, lest you make it trip over itself!

The game seems overtly simple on the surface, but it is far from that. You will find yourself hooked, line and sinker, once you start game play; and don’t worry about getting bored, because that will not happened.

As you move through screens, you will get an assortment of insects to nourish your spider: flies, beetles, mosquitoes, and bumblebees, to name a few. As they fly or waddle by, you have to think quick and act fast to tap it into Ms. Widow’s mouth, before it disappears.

Feed the Spider has over 1200 levels of challenging scenarios and games that gradually increase from the starting level onward. You also will get to play against three different types of forest backdrops, keeping the game new with every turn.

As you play, you will also get opportunities to collect daily bonuses, which help you survive games and move through levels. Bonus points are not the only bonus you get, you also can learn lots about spiders as you play. The game spits out spider trivia every so often, so you get a learning experience along with your entertainment! Not many games can claim that.

I loved the graphics and the cartoonish imagery, which enhance the fun of the game. If I could ask for any improvements, it would be to maybe add a few different types of games in addition to Spin the Spider. Just feeding the spider and playing the one game can get monotonous.

Outside of that, Feed the Spider is a treat for all. While it looks like it would only be fun for kids, nothing could be farther from the truth. I spent hours playing it and could not put it down – which made it very difficult for me to keep my kids off as well!

Create Pieces of Art with Paintastic

Are you a fan of digital sketching and painting? If yes, Paintastic is an excellent app that will let you do exactly that and even more let your creative thoughts come into life. It allows you to create pieces of art that you can use as designs for various purposes that can be either printed or shared online. 

Once the user opens the app, they see a default screen with lot of options at the bottom of the screen that the user can utilize to create their drawing or painting. There are also the undo and redo button at the top right of the screen so that it is easier to just perform these actions if a bulk erase or redo of a previous work is required. There are options to

    • Change color of the pencil or paintbrush
    • Change background color of the palette
    • Add jitter (where you can change size, opacity and add different effects to the jitter like blur, emboss, deboss, neon, glow, outline). You can also choose whether to have smooth edges or not for your jitter, adjust the size, etc.
    • Add basic outline shapes, basic fill shapes like heart, flower, star, etc., floral shapes, smileys, frames & borders, celestial, arrows, card suits, puzzle pieces, objects shapes and random stencils that are free to use. However, there are other shapes like stick figures, transport, buildings & structures, ribbons & badges, speech bubbles, flowchart symbols and fruits, that can also be added to your drawing. You will need to pay to unlock all shapes. These shapes can be inserted directly or as post-transform where you can rotate and transform the added shapes. You also have control over the sizes for these images and can add effects like grayscale, saturation and color filters.

  • Add festival related shapes (There are festival related themes added in the app that include shapes like Christmas tree, candy stick, snowflakes, which will help the user to create holiday greetings during season times).
  • Add text (The text option allows you to add text to your drawings; for example, captions and also to add different effects/filters to the text). You can also add styles to your text like bold, italic and underlined and shapes for the text like linear, arc, box and custom curve. There are a few fonts to choose from too. These text can be inserted directly or can be post transformed. The user has control over the size of the text as well.
  • The eraser lets you erase unwanted information and the size of it can be changed according to needs.
  • The paint bucket tool lets the user fill in the background with a particular color.
  • The selection tool lets the user to move, crop, rotate, resize, etc. like in any other photo editing app
  • Other than these, there are the scratch mode and color picker tools. 

 

Features: 

The user can

  • Insert picture to the created art, and the app lets the user do photo editing and to make collages. The user can also add pictures to their drawings
  • Save foreground of the art that they have created
  • Share drawing on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Email and others.
  • Add artist name to tell the world who created the art 

Cons:

  • A tutorial to use some of the features of Paintastic would be greatly beneficial, if not at least a tip on the screen for first time users as some of the options at the bottom of the screen did not seem to be self explanatory

 

Cookie Crush Crazy – A New Cookie Blast Game

If you are a fan of the famous game Candy Crush, then I bet you’ll love this game where you crush ingredients in order to help a chef build cookie in each level. This is a cookie blast game powered by Unity and is available free on the play store.

Cookie Crush Crazy is a game where you crush ingredients by matching a minimum of three ingredients of the same type and color. It is a game where you strategically plan and crush the required amount of ingredients in the given number of moves. In case you fail to accomplish this, you can replay the level, provided that you have enough life. The player can also buy extra moves (in case they run out of moves), using coins they may have.

The task that the player accomplishes in the game is helping a cook to obtain the required ingredients for his cookie recipes. Each level has a cookie with different requirements in the amount and type of ingredients required for each recipe and you as a player crushes these ingredients in order for the chef to acquire them to make the recipe.

Once downloaded, the Cookie Crush Crazy app installs itself in your device. On opening the app, tapping on “Play Game” will let you start playing the game. You start with level 1 and complete each level to move on to the next.

You can collect 3 stars in each level, you earn stars as you progress through the level continuing ahead and collecting all the three stars while completing a level.

Cookie Crush Crazy

The player starts with 5 lives while starting level 1. Each time you fail to finish the level in the given number of moves, you lose a life.

When it comes to settings, you can turn music or sound on / off by tapping those icons at the bottom left of the screen.

Initially when you start the app and tap “Play game”, you choose level 1 to start the game. At each level, collecting various ingredients is required in order for you to complete the required level.

You can login with Facebook and earn an extra 200 coins. This lets you see the progress of your friends and also helps to share  and request coins, lives, etc. when required.

The fun part of the game is, you need to help the cook collect ingredients to prepare the cookie recipe. You match 3 or more of the same ingredients and crush them thereby collecting ingredients and in each level you will be given a target and certain number of moves to collect all the required ingredients. What you need to do is, use these moves, collect ingredients and help the chef make the cookie.

Completing a level gives you stars based on the number of moves in which you completed the game and if you complete a level before the number of moves run out, you get bonus for all remaining moves. If you run out of moves, you can purchase moves using coins or skip the level using more coins.

There are loads of exciting levels to be accomplished and the difficulty increases with each level, so does the excitement.

Cookie Crush Crazy is quite an interesting mind game, but there are these annoying ads after completion of each level. Also there are in app purchases which may be less advantageous for users who may not wish to make a purchase.