5 iOS Apps that make you money

I have noticed an increasing amount of apps on the App Store that can earn you real money, whether in the form of Paypal cash or gift cards.

Several of these apps are actually fakes, however I have tried out five and they all work! I have spent several months verifying that they actually pay out, and in that time I have made (physically withdrawn £22. This isn’t much, but it seems like more when I tell you that I did practically nothing at all!

N.B. Some of the following signup links and referral codes are linked to my account. You (should) get some sort of reward for using them, as will I. If you don’t want to do this (why not?!) then by all means click on the titles instead. This will direct you to the app page on itunes.

5. Roamlerdownload (1)

Join here.

This is the best-looking and most user-friendly app on the list. It lets you complete tasks in your local area on behalf of researchers.

Unfortunately, there aren’t too many opportunities to make money, although when there are, they are usually around £5. The fact that there aren’t very many ways to earn money puts this at the bottom of my list.

4. Mobile Rewardsa72c6___Mobile-Rewards

Signup here.

This app lets you watch videos, complete offers and surveys to earn credits which can be exchanged for paypal cash (N.B. I haven’t tested the withdrawal system on this one yet!).

It is very easy to use, BUT there aren’t very many offers. Videos are the best way to earn credits. There are between three and ten videos to watch every day, meaning you can earn about £10 in six months purely from videos. Not very economical. Only fourth on my list.

3. Survey.comimages (1)

Signup in App.

This app is simple: You complete very (!) short surveys to earn money. 5 cents a survey, which takes thirty seconds. You can then withdraw this to Paypal, which worked properly for me.

There could be more surveys, more regularly, which is why I put this third on my list.

(I would advise you to lie about your job, background and interests: Tick everything, as you get more surveys!)

ip4-v25-splash-appxpert-02-thumb-350x503-1068802. AppXpert

To sign up for this one, you need to go to the webapp at http://www.appxpert.co.uk/ on your iDevice and add it to your homescreen. Awkward, I know.

This app is brilliant! It tells you to download an app, open it and answer about five questions. Then you get 20p. Simple! There are maybe 3 investigations a week, which allows you to make the £5 withdrawal amount pretty quickly!

hqdefault1. JunoWallet+ TV

Get the app here, and make an account. Use this referral code for a possible 50p bonus (not sure if they still do this): OB2271027

This app is simply the best on the list. I managed to get a £10 iTunes voucher simply from two months of use!

This app will let you watch videos, complete offers, mystery deals, do surveys, download apps, watch “TV” – anything!

I would advise you to watch the mystery videos – you get decent rewards every day!

5 Halloween Games You Should Play

 

 

 

 

Outlast – I don’t get scared too easily by most video games. Unlike movies, where I can’t control what happens on the screen, games tend to let me feel like I can get out of any situation. The exceptions are games like Outlast, which don’t give you a way to fight — only run and hide. You will be legitimately unsettled while sneaking around a decrepit psych ward, looking through the lens of a video camera! This is perhaps one of the scariest games you could play! Google it for some terrifying screenshots…

 

Alan WakeA “darkness” is taking over humans, animals and objects. These enemies, dubbed the “Taken”, are murderous shadows that attack Wake, wielding weapons of their own, ranging from mallets and knives to shovels and chainsaws. The Taken are protected by a shield of darkness, initially rendering them impervious to attack; they can only be injured with a firearm after exposure to light, which burns the darkness away. Truly terrifying.

 

Resident Evil 4 – The story of Resident Evil 4 follows the U.S. government special agent Leon S. Kennedy, who is sent on a mission to rescue Ashley Graham, the U.S. President’s daughter, who has been kidnapped by a sinister cult. Traveling to a remote rural area of Europe, Leon fights hordes of violent villagers and mutated monsters. (Interestingly, this game pioneered and popularized the “over the shoulder”third-person view perspective in video games).

 

 

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Slender: The Eight Pages – Is well known as one of the scariest games ever conceived! You must collect eight pages in a forest. But beware, Slenderman is after you! He gets faster and faster… There is no escape!

 

 

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs – The first Amnesia game, The Dark Descent, is one of the scariest games out there, and one that’s easy to recommend every Halloween. Its new sequel, A Machine for Pigs, is a bit less scary but still very creepy, and is a great game to play with the lights out. It’s another game in which you have no way of fighting the things that go bump in the night, so it’s easier to fear for your life.

 

 

 

There are many, many more! Tell me about your favorite Halloween game in the comments!

 

 

Samorost 2: PC Game Review

Total Score: 43/50 86% Excellent!

Categories: Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Problem-Solving

As a follow up to my review of Samorost 1, I decided to give the sequel a go! The graphics and sound are brilliant (as per all Amanita Design games) and the storyline was good.

You play the role of a “space gnome” whose dog has been abducted by aliens. You must rescue the dog by travelling to a far away planet. Once you have him, you must return, having several problems on the way!

You can play it online here, but that only lets you play the first 4 levels. To play the remaining 3, and to download the game, you need to buy it.

Price: Free OR $5.00 8.5/10

You can play the majority of the game (which is a fair amount) for free, but you have to pay a small amount for the last three chapters.

Design: 9.5/10

Amanita Design. High scores for the graphics as usual. This game also allows you to start from different levels, eliminating the need for a save button. The sounds, as usual also, are great!

User Interface: 9/10

Simple to use. Really simple.

Concept: 9/10

Great concept and execution! I can’t really give it full marks, as there have already been several games of this genre made.

Lifetime: 7/10

Once you’ve played it a few times, you can’t really play it again. But it’s really good fun while it lasts!

Total Score: 43/50 86% Excellent!

 

Samorost 1: Browser Game Review

Samorost 1 –  8/10 

Category: Problem Solving, Puzzle

Author and Host: Amanita Design

My Rating: 8/10

This is short game from Amanita Design, creators of world-famous Machinarium. It is a short point-and-click adventure. The goal is to help the little space gnome save his home asteroid from collision with another asteroid by solving diverse puzzles. You find yourself in a surreal world, solving leisurely puzzles that require thinking outside-the-box. Like all Amanita Games, the graphic design is revolutionary, and as always the sound FX and music are great.

Graphics: 10/10 

Great greaphic design indeed! I like the convergence of reality and artwork very much.

Concept: 10/10

How Amanita Design comes up with all these ideas I don’t know! So surreal, yet so impressive!

Features 7/10

It is all it needs to be. Other than being longer. Point-and-click games aren’t renowned for their features!

Lifetime: 4/10

Wayyyyy too little gameplay. It wasn’t designed to be a full game, but it’s just too short.

User Friendly: 9/10

Literally as simple as the controls could be. Perhaps some sort of walkthrough would be nice if you (somehow?) get stuck!

 

http://amanita-design.net/games/samorost-1.html

 

Stunning Photos of Cities Without Light Pollution

Here’s a really clever way to photograph cities!

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There are many advantages to city life, from conveniences like 24-hour delis and reliable public transportation to all of the culture that’s right at our fingertips. But there’s one thing that’s sadly missing from our lives: starry skies. In Thierry Cohen’s thought-provoking series Darkened Cities, which we spotted thanks to Visual News, we get to see what various cityscapes worldwide would look like minus all of the light pollution.

The Paris-based photographer’s work is very precise; the skies that he superimposes into his photos are taken from locations that are situated on the same latitude as the original cities, and shot at the same angle. The resulting images are beautiful, but there’s something apocalyptic about them too — especially shots of New York City, which recall photos of Lower Manhattan in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Click through to see what some of the world’s brightest cities…

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