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Care Bears, slap bracelets, Beanie Babies, yo-yos, Pogs, Rubik’s Cubes, Trolls, Cabbage Patch Kids…most of these crazes came and went in the blink of an eye. Some, however, definitely outstayed their welcome, and others still have come back to haunt us even today on our iOS devices.

Here are ten of these nostalgia-inducing crazes in app form. Simply hit the jump for a walk down memory lane.


Hollywood infiltrates this week’s group of games, which include tie-ins from the films Despicable Me and Man of Steel. And while there are nine different characters in Rail Rush, your main character is slightly reminiscent of a certain Mr. Jones, first name: Indiana.

If you’re more in the mood to turn down the action a bit, we also have a puzzler and a turn-based farm-building game. But just because they’re comparatively shorter on action doesn’t mean they aren’t just as challenging in their own ways. Click “more” to put yourself to the test. (more…)

Here in the United Kingdom, we are still experiencing cold, wet, and downright miserable weather even though it is almost summer. Heck, over ten inches of snow fell at the end of April, leaving my partner and I housebound for a week!

As you can probably imagine, these conditions have seriously affected my sowing schedule, and I am now frantically playing catch up, using my iPad to help stay organized. Here, I have compiled a list of ten apps that will appeal to both new and experienced gardeners alike. Click “more” to read on.


This week’s collection of games has a cinematic feel to it, with grade-A graphics and animation, creative storylines and other highly unique and entertaining qualities. Learn the stories behind SpongeBob’s Bikini Bottom and build your own version of the town, plus save Hollywood — and some of its best-loved films — from hordes of zombies.

You’ll also have the opportunity to sail the seas with some Scurvy Scallywags, aka treasuring-hunting pirates, and fill the shoes of a Runaway dodging the mafia. It’s all inside this edition of iPad games. Click through to get started. (more…)

“Eclectic” doesn’t even begin to describe these five games, which spotlight summer camp and bigfoot; the Dubai Autodrome; a boy named Manuganu who’s on the run; the bulls of Pamplona, Spain; and some very Dumb Ways to Die.

I hope you enjoy discovering what they all have — or don’t have — in common. Click “more” to start playing. (more…)

Summer is fast approaching, and although for some of us the weather may not have caught up with the season – that’s no reason to not celebrate the impending sun and fun that will be upon us shortly. In this post, I have compiled a great collection of wallpapers perfect for getting you in the summer mood every time you look at your iPad!

While no app could be fairly expected to replace the hands-on intuitiveness and sense of satisfaction that comes from traditional crafting, its digital counterpart can nonetheless prove a useful companion in the quest to knit the perfect sweater.

Here are ten apps that will not only give analog crafting a run for its money, but can also assist you with non-digital endeavors such as knitting and beading. Click “more” to read on.


Dinosaurs, doodles and dead guys, oh my! These diversions will have you demonstrating the duties of a DinoHunter, a heroic doodle, a detective, and a driver who dodges dead people with a degree of delinquency.

In other words, these five digital distractions are indescribably delightful. Click “more” to discover for yourself. (more…)

Cats, snails, hedgehogs — what kind of critter doesn’t this roundup include? Of course, each one comes with its own special qualities, such as explosive personalities, extreme speed and, well, more extreme speed.

On the other hand, if you prefer main characters who are more, shall we say “human-like,” you’ll also find a guy who’s serious about defying gravity; plus Spock, Captain Kirk and other Star Trek characters. Check them all out after the jump.


This week’s games have you becoming a total master: of matching games, of stunt bike riding, of a choo-choo train of rogues, of animales de la muerte (animals of death) and of an interstellar civilization.

That’s a lot to master! Hop to it by clicking “more.” (more…)

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