Software review of Usage

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Paid review: No (Standard)

Name: Usage
Developer: Oleh Stasula
Version: 4.7.0
Platforms: iOS
Price: Free to download but $2.99 for the pro version which allow you to compare iPhones and amounts various tips.

The app is a pretty simple app as it a way to see anything you ever wanted to know about your phone. It shows you your network where it tracks your uses and you can set a limit so you know when you are getting lost without data if you do not have unlimited. It also checks network connection, speeds and everything else you want to know about your network. Check your Memory allocation and Storage usage too which is just as simple so you can always see it inside the app as the network. It also have have Battery Status in case you want some better look than the one in your menu bar. It can tell you everything about your phone better than yourself and if you ever want to compare to the latest iPhone or iPad look no further and check inside the app too. As all apps updated to iOS 14, it also have widgets and I am mainly using it network as I love to follow how much data I use but all the things I mention can be seen as widget but remember they are not update as much as the old widgets. The last thing you can do is that the design is very very much up to you so if you want blue icon and red widgets you can do that. So all in all a complete app in my mind, that gets better and better which each update.

Famous last words: Check out your phone before it check you out with no ads or subscriptions at a low price of $2.99


Software review of Infuse

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Paid review: No (Standard)

Name: Infuse
Developer: FireCore
Version: 6.5.2
Platforms: iOS, TvOS, Romours about a future MacOS
Price: Free to download and use but if you want it all it is either a subscription at $0.99 for monthly, Yearly $9.99 Infuse Pro or Lifetime $59.99

The app is a movie player which packs everything you need from downloading of the movie from your NAS, showing them no matter what format you pick, and it just works. My old NAS is too old to run Plex anymore so was thinking about getting a new one but this awesome software shows me all the meta data about my movies and TV-shows and it is no longer feeling slow. The only 2 small minus I have is one you cannot play your music but I use Apple Music now so do not care and two you cannot edit you own data inside the app which sometimes annoy me by showing Russian covers for my movies when the movie is English. I use it very often as I am a big movie freak and it offers to tell you what you have seen and everything. So super awesome movie player, the step after VLC which I also used before.

Famous last words: If your movies is on a NAS which is too slow for plex (another great steaming software of own media) then use this for your devices and if Mac version is coming soon it is going to me player of players


The Blind Passenger

“See you tomorrow, Andy” Was the last thing Andy heard as he plugged in some music to enjoy the silence after a rough day at work. He was seating in the train like always and the rain was washing the window as the scenery started to fly faster past him. What a lovely weather he though sarcastic as he closed his eyes to focus on the music to keep the world out. “Tickets” the train conductor yells out awaking Andy from his short sleep. “Here” Andy says tried as he pulls out a plastic card with the ticket on and the conductor checks before a tiny beep reveals the ticket has been check and Andy is about to go back to his world when his eyes catches a young boy with some weird electronic equipment seating the chairs in front of him which stops him from returning to sleep. “What do you have there, young boy?” Andy ask without caring much about the boy as looks at the electronic device which appears as a pair of glasses of some short. “You mean this?” The boy hold up the glasses with as a smile appears on his face. “Yes, what is it?” Andy ask as he packs away his music and ticket. “It is the new ZOULI” the young boys says proudly “Want to try” he continues without giving Andy a chance to answer. “Yes” it flew out of Andy’s mouth who is so surprised that he does not even notice that his ticket card hits the ground instead of his bag. The young boy hands over the ZOULI and says “you can play if you like but it will cost your soul” before starting to laugh and Andy hands over some notes of money to which the boy just shakes her head and replies “You have already paid, so please take on the headset now and I will start a level for you” Andy looks confused but decides to put the money back in his pocket. “So what is the controls?” Andy asks as he starts putting on the glasses. “Just move around without taking steps and the game will move you like that” the young boy replies as Andy finishes up. A white flash appears between the glasses and Andy’s eyes and in the next Andy hears the train automatic voice speech “Next stop High Count” and “Sorry kid, that is my stop” Andy says as he tries to get the glasses of but as he reach for his face no glasses is there and confused he looks out the windows and no glasses is seen. He looks around and notices that he is completely alone in the train. “What is going on?” Andy says to himself as he starts walking down between the chair. Is it part of the game? Andy thinks when suddenly a lightning lights up the place and a dark man with scythe appears. “I am here, to collect your payment” The dark man says as the thunder follows the thunder. Andy starts laughing, “This is so bad made, even for ZOULI” and suddenly the dark man appears even closer “Your soul, please” and Andy can feel his breath against his skin and a lightning follows.

Back in the train is the young boy all alone as the train reaches the last stop on the way. He walks out different and as he is about to exit the door, the train conductor stops him. “Young boy, you dropped this” and has him a ticket card. The boy smiles “Ahh, thanks” he says and takes it and continues out the door as lightning crosses the sky surrounding them in darkness as the train conductor falls to the floor and the boy just smiles and continues out in the darkness

Written by Jesper Christiansen, 6. October 2020


Software review of Apollo

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Paid review: No (Standard)

Name: Apollo for Reddit
Developer: Christian Selig former Apple employee
Version: 1.10.3 on iOS (requires iOS 12.0)
Platforms: iOS
Price: Free to download and use but if you want extra features and cool stuff check the prices in the pictures bellow

This app is the best app there is for Reddit and it is so very awesome in every aspect and I use it daily when checking Reddit, almost better than watching it from a laptop or computer. I only have 2 minor issues and do not know if it possible to add. The first thing is that I wish I could sync my favorite subreddits between the web and the Apollo app and second I wish I could jump between pictures and gifs instead of close and open a new one. Other than that I cannot praise it enough. It got everything you expect for an Apple App and more.

Famous last words: Download it now as it is an awesome app for reddit and way better than the official one and buy the pro and ultra too as the creator is doing an awesome job.