Showing posts from January, 2014

Zero Lives - Episode 011: Dead Space 3

Zero Lives - Episode 010: Amnesia: The Dark Descent Part 3

App of the Week: Skype

Skype Publisher: Microsoft Platform: Windows Phone Price: Free! For years now, people have been chatting through IM, holding video conferences, or just chatting with friends around the world.  Over the years, one application has arguably risen to the top of this combative pile.  Hundreds of millions of people use Skype because of it's ease of use and wide availability.  It's a terrific application (when it works). So with Windows Phone, it only makes sense that a quality app by their in-house team would be available.  After having used it extensively for several months, I can say I'm quite pleased with the current version.  In the past, the largest issue was that conversations and times would fall out of sync across devices.  It was a nuisance that kept the app uninstalled for months.  But now I can't go a day without using the app.  It's such a  convenient way to stay in touch with friends and family.  And since it's always running on my phone, I have

App of the Week: Mint

Mint Publisher: Intuit Platform: Windows Phone, Windows 8 Price: Free! In keeping with the theme of New Year resolutions and self-improvement, this week's app is Mint.  Because when it comes to tracking money, folks typically need all the help they can get.  Fortunately, Intuit, the world leader in bookkeeping software like QuickBooks has provided Windows 8 and Windows Phone users alike with Mint.  Mint is a simple, free, and easy to use app that takes the hassle out of tracking finances. The biggest issue that many will have to overcome is trusting someone with their online banking credentials.  How you clear this hurdle is entirely up to you.  I'm not here to sell a product.  But once you clear this hurdle, you'll be glad you did.  Mint collates all of your financial accounts into one place, making it incredibly easy to track the flow of money.  Mint is capable of sending account alerts, creating a budget, setting bill reminders, and even fraud alerts. Each tr

Zero Lives - Episode 009: Dead Space 3

Windows Phone Users Get Extra 20 GB Of Free SkyDrive Storage

Just a reminder to all Windows Phone users: you have until January 31 to claim an extra 20 GB of free storage with SkyDrive.  I received an email from Microsoft in late December regarding the free additional storage as I'm sure many other Windows Phone users did.  With only two weeks left to redeem it, hop to if you haven't already!

App of the Week: Weight Tracker

Weight Tracker Publisher: Pixel Pix Platform: Windows Phone Price: Free! With the ringing in of the new year comes a slew of resolutions and goals.  The most common of these is "I'm going to lose weight!"  And like many others, I've vowed to shed those extra pounds so I look less like a gluttonous beast.  Greek god would be nice, but that would be setting myself up for failure.  I digress.  To aid in the goal of losing a set amount of weight, I needed a way of tracking my progress.  Enter Weight Tracker. Weight Tracker is a free, simple app designed to track weight and the desired goal weight and completion date.  Opening the app brings up a list of weights and dates and is where one enters their current weight.  Moving to the right displays a graph which gives a visual representation of weight lost and gained in relation to the goal weight.  It presents this over a timeline, so it's easy to see the progress you need to make.  Moving right again shows th

Zero Lives - Episode 008: Final Fantasy VIII

Zero Lives - Episode 007: Mass Effect 3

App of the Week: MetroTube

MetroTube Publisher: Lazyworm Applications Ltd. Platform: Windows Phone Price: $0.99 With what seems like a never-ending battle between Google and Microsoft over the YouTube app for Windows Phone, the only one on the losing end is the user.  So I say that we should take the two tech giants out of the equation so we can get to what is really important: watching cat videos online. MetroTube is the premier YouTube client for Windows Phone.  It offers an ad supported free version and a paid version.  The paid version is only $0.99, which is definitely worth the price of entry.  After signing into your account, MetroTube can manage your subscriptions, save videos for later, preload video, manage uploaded videos, and essentially do far better than any other YouTub app on the marketplace.  It's painfully easy to use and can sync with the Xbox Music & Video app.  MetroTube is a must have app for any Windows Phone user.

Survival in Path of Exile

My review of Path of Exile is up at Gaming Climax !

Zero Lives - Episode 006: Path of Exile

Release Calendar: January 2014

January 07: Secrets of Raetikon (PC) January 09: Chibi Robo: Photo Finder (3DS) January 10: Wii Fit U (Wii U) January 14: Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD (PSN) Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise (PC) The Banner Saga (Mac, PC) January 15: Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD (XBLA) January 28: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (PS3, Vita, Xbox 360) Tomb Raider: Definitive Version (PC)