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Being a fan of the original Angry Birds game, I was delighted to see another Angry Birds game be released, so I brought it within a few minutes of finding it, after enjoying the previous Angry Birds. When I first got it there was only a handful of levels, but it wasn't long until a update was released to bring more levels.
Like the original Angry Birds, the aim of the game is simple, fling birds at pigs. The only problem is that the pigs are hiding in houses, behind walls, and in massive structures made from stone and wood. Of course this is no problem for the Angry Birds, who happen to be far tougher than their pig opponents.
The game includes a range of birds that you can fling at the pigs. These include birds that scatter when you tap the screen, speed up on tapping, or are just so heavy that they can knock over a entire building in one go.
This game provides a interesting twist to the original game, with new enemies, new themes, and even new birds. If you've enjoyed the original, then chances are you will enjoy this one too, as all the levels featured in it are different to the levels in the original game.
Its updated quite often, bringing a stream of new levels to play. It seems to be updated more often that the original Angry Birds. At only £0.59 it is well worth getting this game, just for the amount of time it will keep you busy. Its a well designed game, that should be on every iPhone and iPod.
This is another of those games that is capable of keeping you entertained for hours. Like many on the i-Tunes store this game is only £0.59 and brings with it hours of fun and entertainment, but unlike most others, it is not a Doodle Jump or Angry Birds style game, you may be relieved to hear.
The aim of this game is simple, feed the monster and collect as many stars as you can whilst doing it. Sounds quite easy, but the game gets difficult, and many a time have I spent a while trying just how to figure how to complete a level.
Whilst the general idea of the game is simple, Chillingo have managed to create a variety of different types of levels that keep you playing the game, and not getting bored. The developers have included bubbles that make the food float upwards, and have also allowed you to change gravity on some of the levels.
If the idea of collecting stars doesn't appeal to you, then there is also several collectable images hidden throughout the game. It certainly is not easy to find them.
The games graphics are sleek and look really nice, and the developers have managed to keep the game fairly bug free, although there is the occasional time where it does't want to load first time. Other than that the developers have done a really good job with this game.
The game is updated fairly often, meaning that you can always expect new levels to keep you occupied.
All of this has made a challenging and exiting game that will keep you busy for hours, trying to collect all the stars on every level (quite a feat). Compared to some of the other games available on the app store, this is by far one of the best, and I would say its on par with even Angry Birds and Doodle Jump. At only £0.59, I would strongly advise you get it, as it is easily worth it.
To get to the point quickly, this printer is definitely not worth the price HP have been selling it for, although if you find it for a cheap printer then it could be worth getting.
As far as compactness goes, this printer is one of the smallest most compact printers you can get, and it comes with a battery meaning that you can go around and print pretty much wherever you wish. The battery will hold for over one hundred prints, and there is nothing stopping you from buying a few more batteries to replace when they go flat.
The colour quality is good for such a small printer, images and text come out clear, and in some cases are better than my epson photo inkjet that I use. The ink cartridges seem to go on forever, and I'm quite impressed with the amount of time they have lasted.
Even with these good features, the printer definitely has some down sides. These include rather expensive ink cartridges. Even though printer ink is expensive, the particular type of cartridge this printer takes is even worse. If you are buying refurbished cartridges it's not as bad, although for the proper HP ones it is quite expensive. There is also the problem of the printer failing to pick up paper for printing. It seems that around 3/4 of what I print has to be fed into the printer by hand, which can be a pain. Also the printer supposedly does envelopes, but I've found that they keep getting stuck. Due to the compact size of the printer the bend the paper has to go through is too tight for envelopes to manage, meaning that its pointless trying to print on them.
The printer has a alright speed for its size, although makes a awful amount of noise, and you just wihs it will be quiet!
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Its a alright printer, although not worth the HP price for it. There is by far better alternatives. It has its good features, but its few drawbacks ruin things.
If you are looking for a cheap day out in Dorset or Hampshire, then this is the place to be. Moors Valley provides a day out for all ages, and all you have to pay is the parking. Or if you walk in or catch a but there then it is completely free.
Its a great place for young children, who can play in the two play parks, go on the play trail, which is a series of different climbing frames, as well as go on the Narrow Gauge steam railway (which costs slightly more). Its quite easy to spend a complete day out at Moors Valley, and is considerably cheaper than alternatives around.
Should you enjoy cycling, there is a range of cycle paths that you may cycle down, and for those who are not lucky enough to own bikes, there also happens to be a cycle hire venue.
There is also plenty of things for teenagers to do. There is the Go Ape Arial Assault course (costs extra) that lasts around two to three hours, and in my personal opinion is well worth the cost. As well as this, there is plenty of forest to explore, including a lookout and a tree top walk.
If you get hungry during your day, the Seasons Restaurant sells a range of hot food throughout the day, at a fairly reasonable price seeing how all the food is sourced from local companies and farms, as well as being freshly cooked. Even with this, you are more than welcome to bring your own food to the park, although there is no bins, so you will have to take your rubbish home with you.
Overall Moors Valley is a good day out, and is worth the cost of parking. Having lived in the area for many years I'm still not bored of it.
Out of all the compact cameras I've ever owned, this is by far one of the best. Some of the features it includes are better than some that bridge cameras offer.
Out of the box I was pleasantly surprised by the look and feel of it, especially how I had only got it for around £50. There was a large screen on the back that allowed you to clearly see images that I took, and also boosted 12 Mega Pixels. It was ergonomically designed, making it easy to hold and reach the buttons and featured simple to use menus. It was quite clear how to change the various settings.
After playing around with it I was still impressed with both the quality of the photos, as well as the amount of settings that the camera allow you to play with. The automatic mode made photo taking easy, with even snow shots coming out clear and crisp. The only problem with this mode, is it makes some loud whirling noises as it focuses. Not a issue normally, but it can be annoying at times. It also comes with image stabilisation and red-eye removal, functions that are not normally available on cheap cameras. So it certainly has the toys you would expect to have on expensive cameras.
Be warned that it doesn't come with a internal memory, so you'll need to buy a memory card separately. Luckily it takes normal SD cards, which can be picked up nearly anywhere for a fairly decent price.
The Finepix is also capable of taking videos. Its meant to be able to take HD videos, although I'm not entirely sure it always manages this, but at least it is still watch-able, and is actually better than my rather old and battered camcorder.
There is a little bit of a delay when in auto-mode, that can cause problems when taking pictures of things that move, but if you depress the button half way so that you focus the camera, it is much quicker in taking shots.
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Its a nice little camera that is good for taking pictures on holiday, or when you go out for the day, but if you are a serious photographer, or someone who wants to get shots perfect everytime, then this may not be the correct camera for you.
This is another of those time killers that you couldn't do without, should you be waiting for the bus, in a cafe, or just plain bored at home. At £0.59 its also a bargain, and is well worth the money.
The game is simple, just get the trains to the correct lines on the other screen. Whilst this may sound easy, it is far from it as trains come from both side of the screen and it gets to a point where it gets extremely hard.
Its split into several stages, with each stage having its own twist, one level has automatic trains, and another the trains are ghost trains and won't collide. This all helps make the game seem fresh every time you play it, as other games tend to get boring as they are the same every time.
Unlike other games of this genre, the difficulty curve is not too steep, meaning that it doesn't get too hard, too quickly. In some levels it is actually a case that the game needs to have a harder difficulty as it is just too easy to get to the higher scores.
This game is also well designed, it boots up every time, and rarely crashes, and it also runs nearly perfectly on my rather slow Iphone 3G and shows no sign of lagging or being slow at all.
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Overall I would say this is a good little game to buy if you get bored and want something that you can just pick up and play. Its only £0.59 after all....
This was one of the first apps I ever brought off I-tunes, and for £0.59 it is a bargain. Its one of the best time killers I've found and provides a good source of entertainment for hours on end.
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This app has a sleek design and is also well made. The graphics on it, whilst not being stunning, provide a clear style that makes the game look nice. It has a minimalistic feel to it, whilst not missing detail that you feel must be there. The menus on it are clearly labelled, and you can easily find what to do.
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Unlike may other traffic control type games, this one always boots up when you want it too, and has a short load up time, which is very good on my rather slow I-phone 3G. The game is then easy to get into, you can pretty much play it without having to read the instructions making it extremely easy to use. The general aim of the game is to land the planes and helicopters as fast as you can, and avoiding the screen getting cluttered with loads of planes. This is much harder than it seems, as they have a habit of crashing should you not pay attention for even a second.
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I would say this game is well worth buying, it's one of the best time killers, and should you ever get bored, start playing with other people using bluetooth or wifi, and you will be playing a entirely different aspect of the game.
I've found this laptop to be a good, fairly cheap laptop, although unfortunately it is lacking in some areas.
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When I brought this laptop everything came ready installed, all I had to do was turn it on. With a fast boot up time it set a good initial impression, and after testing it on a few games it worked well, although the 2gb Ram lets it down should you wish to do any type of gaming on it. I also noticed that as normal with Dell, it has the 200 hundred useless programs that are factory installed, slowing the machine down a bit. They are the only two downsides to the machine. It handles most office work flawlessly, and the built in DVD rewriter allows you to watch films, as well as save files onto disks, and the Card Reader is useful, as it saves me using my great big external one. The battery life is ok, it will last the train journey to work which is around two hours with all the brightness at full, so will probably last longer if you were careful with it. The built in webcam provides clear images and is useful for taking photos as well as using Skype.
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This laptop is a nice little laptop, and will do everything that most people want. Its suitable for office work and internet browsing. If you play a lot of games, then this laptop may not be the best, and something with a little more power would be suitable.