What’s ‘Appening With Your Money?

It seems like everybody has a smartphone these days and if we’re not replying to emails over our dinner, chatting to our friends over Whatsapp then we’re boring anyone who’ll listen with our latest app.

There’s no denying it, apps have become big business and a definite lure for many choosing a new phone. There are millions and millions to download and while a proportion of them can only be described as pointless, there are many that can have a significant impact on your life and your finances:

  • Bank On the Go

Bank On the Go

At the touch of a button, customers can now control their finances from their phones. Growing numbers of banks are creating apps which allow customers to view account balances and recent transactions while on the go. They also enable them to transfer funds across accounts and make payments. Many of these apps also feature an ATM and branch finder as well as text alert services that notify you if you are approaching your overdraft limit.

  • Manage your Money

Manage your Money

If keeping track of your cash flow is something you struggle with then a money management app is a must have. These apps provide you with a clear view of your financial situation by allowing you to input your income and outgoings. They keep tabs on all of your accounts (current, credit card and savings) and even allow you to set weekly/monthly/quarterly budgets. Any overspending is quickly highlighted so you can easily identify the areas in which you need to cut back.

  • Discount Heaven

Get savvy with your spending and take advantage of the many money off vouchers just waiting to be used and abused. Retailers, restaurants and travel companies have teamed up with voucher companies to provide customers with significant savings. Using GPS technology, your phone can trace your exact location and find offers and discounts in your current vicinity.

  • Find Free Parking

We’ve all been stung by expensive parking costs but with this app you can input your chosen destination and it will locate and direct you to free parking. A few pounds saved here and there quickly adds up!

  • Pinpoint Cheap Fuel

With fuel prices rocketing through the roof, filling up can leave a severe dent in even the wealthiest of wealthy pockets. Locating fuel prices in any area, fuel finder apps are on the increase so take advantage and locate the cheapest cost in your area.

  • Jargon Busters

If finance talk leaves you a little baffled then why not download one of the many finance dictionaries available. At the touch of a button you can get to grips with all of those pesky money terms that you never really understood.

What comprises 9 alphabetic dice which can be combined in millions of combinations?

The answer is Dicewords for iOS. Dicewords is often unpredictable and always great fun, strengthens your vocabulary and gives your brain some exercise. This Universal iOS app, an electronic reinterpretation of Graham Lipscomb’s popular DICEWORDS offers a balanced blend of strategy and luck which can also be very effective as an educational tool.


On each turn you have up to three rolls in which to build the highest-scoring word you can, so typically you keep (or “hold”) some dice and re-roll the others, aiming to get the letters you need. It’s best to have several word ideas in mind because you never know which letters will come your way. Longer words will usually score you more – and if you can use the high value letters then you can get really big scores! There’s much more to this game than lucky dice rolls though. A feature unique to Dicewords, and central to gameplay, is the ‘Dice Table’ which shows all the faces of each dice at a glance enabling you to weigh up the odds of rolling particular combinations – and therefore use strategy to improve your chances.

The interface to the game is intentionally simple – most of the screen is occupied by the dice and the Dice Table allowing you to focus on what matters – just as in the original physical dice game. Interaction is simply by dragging or flicking the dice left or right and tapping or swiping a dice to “hold” it.

The game can be played solo or with up to 7 other players, the in-game clock being very useful during a multiplayer game to ensure that the game moves along at a fair speed. The clock can be turned off during a solo or multiplayer game as the aim is to make the highest scoring words possible, not to race against the clock. At the end of a game the average scores are calculated and displayed – this is the true measure of your skill at Dicewords. The app takes care of the scoring and automatically prompts the next player to roll. Words can be validated against the standard iOS dictionary if installed or each word can be approved individually.

If you fancy a “beat the clock” challenge then flip the screen and play against the built-in Puzzle. The familiar screen operates differently in this mode where you now choose a word, from an available 150, which you aim to spell in the shortest time possible by tapping the letter you want in the Dice Table which “rolls” that dice. Some words can be spelled quickly but the majority require rather more cunning and on the way you will learn more about the Dice Table so improving your game when playing Dicewords itself.

Settings allow configuration for number of players, length of puzzle words, game clock, time per turn and number of turns. Full instructions and game play hints are included within the game and there’s an optional “Extra Help” setting to get you started.

Dicewords runs natively on the iPad too which is the nicest way to play with friends as it’s much easier for each person to watch the way the game is being played. Dicewords also takes advantage of Apple’s latest 64-bit chip if present.

The most recent update incorporates the feedback from a great group of visually impaired iOS users into substantial game enhancements using Apple’s VoiceOver technology.

And unlike the original game, you won’t lose any of these dice under the sofa!

Mobile Casino Games

Playing online casino games via your mobile devices have never been easier. If online casino is your choice of mobile entertainment, there are few things that we feel are important to bring to your attention.

The Mobile Devices

We have to feel thankful for the evolution of computing, in the direction of mobile. Laptops have had a long run as the de facto ‘mobile’ computer. But of course, officially (statistically) they are now out-produced and outnumbered by mobiles — whether we’re talking about tablets or smart phones. Device-wise we must take into account both operating systems and the brands that fly with them. The Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod scene is like a chic gated community spread across the world: it’s a self-contained world of machines and apps. Other than Apple, we have Android, which is the most popular mobile system to date, globally. There is also the up-and-coming Windows wave, or the newest Blackberry OS. Let’s not underestimate alternatives such as the Facebook version of Android, or other newcomers. Then, at our fingertips and very intimate, we have the actual smart phones or tablet-computers running game apps. Samsung, Sony and HTC are the top contenders for Apple in terms of quality. Mobile computers, miraculously, happen to have the right specs and hardware to be ideal gaming equipment — the world’s best yet!

Mobile Casino Games

The Games Themselves

Games these days are delivered by sophisticated gaming companies, with armies of digital artists who are turning out visual quality as good as what we see in major-run animated films. These studios are located in many countries including the USA, the UK, Sweden and Eastern Europe. All land-based casino games are now represented by ultra-realistic and in some cases live online and mobile alternatives. Roulette (live, mobile) has emerged as a fabulously popular new hit — freed from the traditional stuffiness of the physical game. Of course, Poker and Blackjack are thriving as mobile games. Video poker also still has a massive following. Then, there are the slots — thousands of them at this point. Video slots, fruit machines, themed slots and so forth, there are worlds and worlds of mobile slot machine action available for you today.

The Casino Sites and Apps

Just like the diversity of game titles available nowadays, there are countless online casinos, most of which offer mobile apps for nearly every platform. True, the vast majority of them merely license their game portfolios from the gaming companies. A few make them in-house. The trend in 2015 and beyond is HTML5, the Web’s native code, which can now deliver gaming in full force. The end of apps and dawn of playing in-the-browser is upon us!

The Payment Methods

Lastly, we put major emphasis on safety when you play online. Your main line of defence against e-criminals is to choose an alternative to credit or debit cards, which require way too many personal details (transmitted online). Your best bet, to stay anonymous and safe during payments, is to use methods like PayPal, Ukash, Neteller, Skrill and Paysafecard — there is a spectrum to serve your needs.

Let Your Inner Gamer Run Wild With the iGames App

Video games hold a soft place in our hearts. Before technology put a big shiny screen in our face all the time, all we had was the Atari, the Sega, and the Nintendo 64… and yes, even the GameCube. Now that we’re squarely in a world where the Xbox One still has to share space with our computer game towers, there’s still one big problem: how on earth do you categorize all these games, let alone get new intel on all of them?

Well, the iGames app has a great solution to all of this. Instead of hopping from website to website to get the latest scoop on the games you want to purchase, you can let iGames take care of all of it for you. It’s a one stop destination to get the latest information on a game, or even to get reviews from other players. We’ve all had times where we pre-ordered a game, only to find that it was less than enjoyable. Being able to check out reviews from other gamers is super important.

iGames App

But that’s not all that you get when it comes to the iGames app. There’s a sweet calendar feature that gives you the ability to add release dates for the future. If you’re the type of person that always forgets when the next game is set to come out, this feature saves you time and money. Sometimes there are even pre-order discounts that include free gifts with purchase, making those key dates even more critical.

The best part of iGames is that it doesn’t just cover the “new” games on the PS4 or the Xbox One. You’re getting a games database that covers some of the old school games from the Atari and the Saga and all of the other vintage gaming systems. The current database spans over 20,000 games, and that number is growing all the time.

The interfaces iGames uses is super slick, which is what most Apple fans have grown to expect from all the apps on their devices. But still, you’ll love the way every screen flows into the next screen. It’s an intuitive app that has all of the highly used features in view, and all you have to do is just touch and move where you want to go.

If you’re ready to rate games, check out new releases, and catch up on all of the game rumors with other fans, it’s time to download the iGames app.

Bingo’s on the move

It was only a couple of decades ago that the only place you could play a game of bingo was at the local bingo hall. However, for many people who play bingo today, they’ve only ever experienced it as an online game, and in the last few years, more and more players have been taking the game of bingo with them wherever they go as it’s now available from so many bingo sites as a mobile app.

There are plenty of reasons why bingo would be a popular game to play on your phone or other mobile device. While many games are available for the smaller screen devices, the more complex the graphics are, the more you lose in terms of player experience when playing on a small screen. With bingo that’s not something you need to worry about. The graphics are pretty simple in a game of bingo and there isn’t much that a player needs to do to actually play the game. All they need to do is decide which games to enter and how many tickets to buy. Then, once the game is in play, it looks after itself, with the auto-daub feature marking off matching numbers on the player’s cards and the software automatically logging a win when it happens.

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So the player is free to sit back and watch what’s happening with their card, choosing whether or not to go into the chat rooms and talk to other players while the game’s going on. This is another reason why so many people choose to play bingo on their mobile. If you’re on a journey, or waiting for an appointment, it’s great to be able to login to play a game that not only gives you a chance of winning a cash prize, but can bring you some instant company as well.

If you go onto any of the sites like 888bingo, Gala or Costa bingo, you’ll see that the whole vibe on the sites is about having fun, and getting value for money. For example, there are always lots of different promos going on at www.costabingo.com. This month, there’s a special X-Factor promo where players could win a Samsung Smart TV, PS4 and an X-Factor Game. The tie-in with the X-Factor is not just because the show is in full swing now; Mel B is also the brand ambassador for Costa. Depositing players will automatically qualify for a free card to play Mel’s Xtra Collection 75-ball bingo game, and if you deposit any cash into your account, you can get another four cards to play. So every day that you deposit, you have up to five free chances of winning the promo game.

According to a survey by comScore last summer, there are now more than 20 million people in the UK who see themselves as regular mobile gamers. Many of them will be playing bingo because it’s a game that can be tapped into at a moment’s notice and doesn’t take too long to play a game. If you only have five minutes to spare, you can still fit a game of bingo in. Surprisingly, not all mobile play happens away from the home. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of those surveyed said they played on the mobile in the living room, while another 45% said they used their mobile to play games in the bedroom. When you think about it, if you want to chill out while you play it makes much more sense to play on your mobile as you can sit or lie down while playing and hold the device in just one hand. And if you want to keep an eye on what’s happening in the X-Factor on TV while playing bingo, it makes perfect sense to play on a phone or tablet!

Send-me-pix for iPhone and iPad

Let me ask you, how many photos do you have in your iPhone or iPad? Some people have a thousand and some have five thousand. You can use those photos or take current ones to use in the new addictive game of send-me-pix.

This is how it works!

You take a photo of yourself, your dog or cat …

Apply a free overlay to it (like a gold crown)
(You’ve just made a hysterically funny photo!)

Send it to a friend.
They will LOL and wonder, “how’d you do THAT”?

Now it’s their turn to do the same thing! And they will because it’s FREE to download send-me-pix and start playing right away.


What happens next?

Because you put an overlay on a photo and sent it, you receive a virtual coin. When your friend does the same thing back, you both receive a virtual coin. Accumulate enough virtual coins and you can buy more cool overlays!

You can zing these to all your friends and have ricocheting photos shooting all over the place! You will accumulate enough coins to buy different overlays than everyone else has and you can shoot out photos again.

This game is appropriate for all ages. Parents will be especially pleased to have a game for their children which will contribute to an appreciation for photography in a very creative way. Also, it’s an entertaining, energizing, and very fun game, not just for children, but for everyone. But as a parent, you will be glad to finally see a game on the market that is enriching and educational for children rather than detrimental, as are war games.

Teens and adults will also have a great time with this App. It will spread among your friends like wildfire, because they’ll want to get in on the fun action of send-me-pix. The best part is, it’s FREE! And everyone can afford FREE!

The Best Mobile Betting On iPhone, Hands Down – Check It Out!

If you’re a seasoned gambler, you already know that you can go online and do all of the gaming you want. There’s no time limit, nobody checking how much money you have or your level of skill. It’s truly a free for all paradise that’s still protected by just the right amount of regulation. But what about your iPhone?

Mobile Gaming Opens Huge Doors of Opportunity for Players

Gaming on the go makes a difference in terms of your social life. There are plenty of moments in life where there’s time to kill, such as when you’re waiting on friends to get ready to go. Having the chance to turn dead time into money time is a great feeling.

The beautiful Retina display of the iPhone is perfect for mobile betting, because you get to treat yourself to the same full color and sound experience that you would have on your computer at home. Dragging around a laptop will never be as comfortable as simply sliding your iPhone out of your pocket.

Mobile slots On iPhone

But in order to seize this opportunity fully, you have to know where to play. I strongly recommend playing at a mobile casino that has a long track record of delivering an excellent experience. One that immediately comes to mind would be 888casino.de, part of the 888 Casino network. 888 has an incredible track record and a huge lineup of games. Bringing that experience to the mobile scene is great for players everywhere. Imagine being able to win a little at the tables right before you go in to see the dentist. Nobody wants to see the dentist, but winning a little money on the side right before you go in can give you at least one reason to have a huge grin on your face!

The good thing about a branded mobile app is that it’s been designed to meet mobile display specifications. So you don’t have to deal with stretched out images or tiny dialogs that were clearly meant for a home computer.

If you’re ready to see just how much you can win at 888casino, join the site today. You can play on your iPhone as much or as little as you would like, but you can’t win anything if you don’t play!

Meet Your New Favorite Timewaster: Racing Tyres Space!

Slide over, Android fans: the Apple kids are back for an incredible fall lineup, and it looks like the iOS developers haven’t disappointed us at all. Since we’re simultaneously Team Android and Team Apple at the same time, we figured it was high time that we took a stroll through the App Store for a change. Relax, we’ll give you more insights from the little green guy another time.

For today, we want to go into timewasters. Everyone loves a good timewaster, because when you think about it, there are so many things that are eating away at our time in ways that we can’t control. Waiting on the doctor is never a fun experience, because time marches on so slowly. Waiting to catch your flight? Too bad there’s nothing to do. Trying to get anything fun through the security checkpoint can feel a bit depressing. (Hint: you can’t, so don’t even bother.)

The upside is that we have a new game to play. It’s called Racing Tyres Space, and it’s a wickedly fun creation from the mind of Oliver Parra. The futuristic theme had us hooked from the beginning, with plenty of fast paced music to keep our interest while we played the game. If you don’t like the music, you can always turn the sound off as you would with any other game.

As you might imagine, this game requires extensive phone control. You have to be able to hold your phone in a way to control the wheel on the screen. Depending on the level, the color of your wheel will change. We struggled to get through Zone 1 for a while until we got the hang of it, then the other levels came to us easily.

Here’s a quick tip for you: make sure that you play a few trial runs so you see how well you can actually control the wheel with your phone. Sometimes our hands would shake when we played, and this game is very sensitive to that type of thing. Nothing like missing a jump shot from one part of the track to the other because it wasn’t perfectly in place!

You have so many different tracks in this game universe it’s unreal. You’ll definitely pass the time and have more than just a little fun along the way. The full version of the app gives you all of the tracks, making it much easier to pass the time. At just 99 cents, we think it’s definitely a great deal to feature. Check out Racing Tyres Space in the App Store today!

Playing Slots on Your iPhone Doesn’t Get Any Easier Than This!

The best part about owning an Apple iPhone? You get to take full advantage of those bright colors. The Retina display is a sight to behold, but you only get the most out of it if you’re using apps that tap into everything that premium display has to give. While we’re on the subject of apps, why not think about a mobile casino?

Having fun on the go often means finding things that aren’t going to just end up getting boring after a few plays. A lot of the “jewel” and “swap” games tend to have this effect. Fun for a little while, but dreadfully boring after a little bit.


Why not play slot games for real money?

You can do so at a quality mobile casino that takes full advantage of every drop of color your iPhone can display. Full sound is part of the package, giving you the foundation for literally hours of entertainment. Being able to cash out your winnings the same way you would on a laptop is absolutely thrilling.

There are web casino interfaces that give you a mobile web view of a casino. That was the old generation of casino play for mobile phones. The new generation is sophisticated apps that give you a bird’s eye view of the casino, with full ability to play whatever game looks appealing. Perhaps you’ll take advantage of a slot game with 30 paylines or better and loaded with free spins. Or maybe you’ll decide to try your luck at poker on your terms. When the game starts getting intense, you can always go to the park to cool off for a few minutes. Then you can jump back in the game and keep on going.

The newest version of the Casino and slot games app from 888 Casino is a real winner, and it’s one that you can download for free from the App Store. It’s a direct gateway to everything that 888casino offers, and it comes directly from their own in-house development. This means that if there’s a feature you just have to have, or a problem that needs to be fixed right away, they will take care of it promptly.

The stage is set for you to play slots on your iPhone if that’s what you want to do. It is a great way to pass the time. Besides, you can’t win if you don’t play! Download the new mobile casino app from 888 Casino today!

Mobile Roulette Strategy

More and more people like to frequent online casinos, even more so now that they are available on your phone. These sites are now accessible near enough anywhere.

But, while people may play strategically in a casino, on mobiles they can be a lot more whimsical and as a result end up losing large chunks of money. And while it may be impossible to count cards whilst playing blackjack online you can implement roulette strategy at online casinos UK and other countries that allow for gambling.

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Photo by: jessica mullen

Below are two forms of roulette strategy that work on both mobile, PC and in real life.

The Martingale System

The Martingale system is the easiest to get your head around as well as being the most mathematically sound. Instead of focusing on a huge jackpot, the Martingale system is process that methodically boosts your winnings.

It is a system that requires self-constraint and a certain degree of mental aptitude – start by betting the smallest amount on even bets (red/black, even/odd). To keep things simple we will say that you bet £1 on red – if the ball lands, brilliant, if not repeat said bet but double the stake to £2. If successful this time you would have won £4 with just £3 investment. Once you’ve won you go back to the minimum stake and start again.

Of course the Martingale system does not guarantee victory. If your luck is not in, say you have lost eight spins after starting out with an original £1 bet, you would have lost £255 and therefore would have to spend £256 on the next spin. So it can be costly.

The Martingale system does work but like all gambling strategies it is dependent on Lady Luck.

James Bond System

James Bond is the ultimate fictional spy. His daring, brazen approach has saved Britain and the world on numerous occasions so it is only befitting that he has a high risk roulette strategy.

On a European casino wheel the house has a 2.63% advantage while an American wheel gives the house a whopping 5.26% advantage – so play European for crying out loud.


Back to the Bond system, to utilise it you need a decent bankroll for the purpose of explaining we will say £200.

So with your £200, £110 should be staked on the high half, while £80 should go on the first third, and for insurance place £10 on one of the zeroes. Once the money is down, you will have all the numbers between 1-12 and 19-36, and by betting on a zero you cover your bet. So with this method you actually end up with 31 out of the 38 possible numbers, giving you an 81.5% chance of success.

The winning breakdown looks something like this, if the ball lands between 1 and 12, you win £240. While if it lands between 18 and 36, then you win £220, while a zero would leave you with £360. If your luck isn’t in and you do lose then you can use the Martingale system to try and reclaim your costs – that would entail a £400 bet though.

The Bond strategy is safe and dangerous at the same time, much like its namesake. It gives you the highest possible probability of winning but a single loss can wipe you out.

Both these strategies have their obvious benefits and drawbacks but the ultimate roulette strategy for mobile or land based casinos is caution. Always use your head, the second you don’t is the second where you start getting into trouble. Also, once the enjoyment is gone stop betting, it is pointless.