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App of the Week: Snake Rewind

Today’s App of the Week brings us back to the simple days of mobile phones. Back when feature phones were the latest and greatest, and when there was that one game on your phone you played way too much, mostly because it was the only game on your phone.

snakeThat one legendary game, for many people out there, was Snake. Shipped on the old school Nokia 6610 and 3310 brick phones, it was an addictive time waster in which the more you played, the more beating your high score became a matter of life or death.

The creator of the original mobile Snake is back to feed your nostalgia with Snake Rewind: A new and improved version that, fortunately, doesn’t stray too far from its dated predecessor.

Eat fruit, get longer, and avoid running into the wall or yourself – just like back in the day. While there’s new stages, effects and features (like the ability to rewind time if you hit an obstacle), it’s still the same old Snake you know and love.

Snake Rewind is available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices and is free to play (outside of some unnecessary in-app purchases). The game is a lot of fun with tons of replay value, so if you find yourself with a few minutes of free time during the day and enjoy simple arcade games, Snake Rewind is worth checking out.

Watch Kyra’s review below to check it out in action!

How to return paid apps on Google Play

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

Suffering a little Google Play buyer’s remorse? Get some Google Play buyer’s recourse.

As long as it’s been less than two hours since purchasing and installing the paid app, you can return it for a full refund – no questions asked.

If the two hour limit has passed, there’s still a chance to get your money back. You can contact the app developer directly and ask nicely for a refund.

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App of the Week: Ting

The Ting app gets a makeover.

The Ting app lets you take complete control of your Ting mobile account from the palm of your hand.

Available for Android and iOS, you can check out your usage and monthly bill, make changes to devices on your account and contact support with just a quick tap. You can even read this blog post from inside the Ting app!

Both versions of the app have been recently updated, so what better time to do a little horn tooting?

So whether you’re out and about or just feeling a little too lazy to move from the couch, the Ting app has got your back.

Oh and it’s free. That’s important to note.

App of the Week: WifiMapper

WifiMapper is the Wi-Fi access point search tool you wish was built into your phone. The app lets you search any location for available hotspots, and lists helpful tidbits about each Wi-Fi zone, like if it’s free or password protected.

The app comes from the folks at OpenSignal (who already provide a great tool for cellular area coverage) and boasts the world’s largest Wi-Fi database. Best of all, the information is maintained and updated by the apps community (i.e. you and me). So if a free access point suddenly goes dark, you or someone else using the app can make a change to the listing.

And hey, if that’s not enough, WifiMapper also includes Foursquare comments so you can find out more about the hotspot’s establishment. You may just end up with a decent meal in addition to free internet.

WifiMapper is free and currently available on the Apple App Store. An Android version is incoming – you can sign up for updates on the official page or join the beta now.

Turn off Facebook’s video auto-play feature on Android

Ever notice that the Facebook app instantly plays any video you see on your newsfeed, regardless of whether you wanted to watch it?

This “feature” is automatically turned on and can use a considerable amount of mobile data without your permission.

Take back control with today’s Ting tip. Inside Facebook’s settings menu, there’s a simple toggle that lets you choose between always on, Wi-Fi only and always off.

Follow along using our step-by-step GIF instructions below!

Using an iPhone or iPad? We’ve got you covered.

Ting Unboxing and a giveaway: Galaxy Note 4

Available in white or black.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is now in the Ting shop!

An exceptional smartphone both inside and out, the Note 4 sports a beautiful 5.7-inch high res display cased inside a metal frame – a first for the Note series and a great addition at that.

It includes the classic S Pen that sets the Note 4 apart from other phablets on the market, and has a camera that’s in contention for the top Android spot.

The latest Ting Unboxing, featured below, reveals the Galaxy Note 4 in all its glory in just under two minutes.

To celebrate the Note 4’s arrival, we’re giving one away!