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The Developers Behind Hit Rhythm Game Cytus Stop By To Talk About Dreams!

July 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Today we're joined by Tony Lee and Jerry Chang from Rayark, the developers behind the popular iOS/Android/PlayStation Vita rhythm game Cytus. Fresh off receiving an Asian Entrepreneurship Award, Tony and Jerry, visiting from native Taiwan, stopped by to d...

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Get Your Mac Pro Garbage Can Here! Or Is It A Garbage Can Mac Pro?

June 30, 2013 at 8:00 am

Without looking at the red text above, can you tell which is Apple's brand new Mac Pro, and which is a garbage can? If you guessed the Mac Pro is on the right, then you're...er...right!Apple's newly announced revamp of the Mac Pro line and its revolutiona...

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Use Your Own Pics As Icons With Full-Featured Arikui Launcher

June 29, 2013 at 8:00 am

So I've got an HTC phone, and one of the first things I did when I got it was switch off HTC Sense (HTC's proprietary app launcher/homescreen system).In an attempt to escape the clutches of Sense, I've tried nearly every app launcher I could get my hands ...

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Does Your Phone Have Snapdragon CPU? Then This Battery-Saver App Is Just For You!

June 26, 2013 at 8:00 am

Snapdragon BatteryGuru may be a bit of a latecomer to the well-saturated market for battery saver apps, but its ease-of-use and high quality make it worthy of note.Snapdragon is a model of CPU used in smartphones, and is well known for its high specs and ...

Take Notes In Retro Classic Mac OS Style With Classic Note

June 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

While we wait for the unveiling of the Jony Ive-designed iOS 7, let's take a trip back in time and peek at how Apple software looked in its formative years. Classic Note is an app out for iOS that beautifully recreates that classic Mac OS interface for a ...

Gross! My Smartphone Is Covered In That Much Bacteria?!

June 15, 2013 at 8:00 am

At a glance, could you figure out what the header image up top is? If you guessed the unholy breeding ground of a multitude of demon snails, you'd be wrong. It's actually a snapshot of some of the bacteria found on a smartphone after being cultured on a p...

Relive the Nightmares of Internet Explorer 6 on Your Android with Net Explorer 6

June 12, 2013 at 8:00 am

Do you ever long for those heady, unstable days of surfing the net on Internet Explorer 6, the world's most loathed browser? Well long no more thanks to Net Explorer 6 a new browser app for your Android that faithfully recreates the IE6 experience in the ...

If You Can Use LINE, You'll Be Fine: Check Out Google's Official Free Calling Service Hangouts

June 8, 2013 at 8:00 am

While LINE maybe the go-to app for free calling here in Japan, Google fanboys like me are overjoyed with the release of Google's own full-function chat service: Hangouts!Up until now, Google's messaging service had been split up into separate services for...

Puzzle & Dragons Meets Evangelion! Coming 5/27! [Pics Included]

June 5, 2013 at 8:00 am

Finally some new info is out on the Puzzle & Dragons/Evangelion collaboration! After hearing about the new project at the P&D Fan Appreciation event in April, we've finally got news that the collaboration will be ready for release on May 27th!According to...

Make Some Truly Disturbing Pictures With Attack on Titan: Digital Photo Stickers

June 1, 2013 at 8:00 am

The widely popular manga series Shingeki no Kyojin (進撃の巨人, Attack on Titan) is set to make its anime debut very soon, and it certainly looks poised to become the next big thing. To mark the occasion, a new Attack on Titan photo sticker app has just been r...

Gun Maniacs: Your App Is Here! Weaphones Is As Realistic As It Gets!

May 29, 2013 at 8:00 am

So yeah, it's got a weird name. Weaphones. But what exactly is it? The easiest way to explain is to have you watch the official movie below:Weaphones is essentially a gun simulator, with its appeal lying in its hyper-realistic visuals and sound effects.

AniPan: Flip Anime Skirts Like Never Before! Be The Perv You've Always Dreamed Of!

May 25, 2013 at 8:00 am

Any grown male anime lover can take a look at the image up top and know straight away what AniPan is here to do. Further inspection of the title, AniPan, and you realize it's a portmanteau of "anime" and "pants" (referring to underpants, of course). Yep, ...

Food + Dreamy Guys = Love? It's A Full Course Meal For the Ladies With Tokimeki Restaurant!

May 22, 2013 at 8:00 am

Take control of your own restaurant in this new otome game from Konami!Your usual restaurant owner-themed GxB games make it so you have a handful of handsome customers you have to get to know better, but Tokimeki Restaurant is not your usual otome game. Y...

Enjoy a Trip Down Memory Lane with Windows 98 Defrag Screen

May 19, 2013 at 8:00 am

Aishu-no Defrag is an Android app that faithfully reproduces that instantly recognizable Windows 98 defrag screen right on your smartphone. Just what you were missing, right?Our younger readers may not know what I'm talking about, so let me explain real q...

HadoukenCamera Is Here To Photograph Your Epic Battles!

May 18, 2013 at 8:00 am

No doubt you've seen the picture below or something similar to it in the past couple weeks:マカンコウサッポウ!!!!!!! twitter.com/mkpiiii9/statu...— ちゃんまんさん (@mkpiiii9) 2013年3月25日At first glance, you may assume this pic has been photoshopped or something, but...

iPhone-Controlled Vibrating Underwear Now Available. I'll Let You Imagine the Possibilities. [VIDEO]

May 15, 2013 at 8:00 am

Just look at the happy couple above:"I'm so lonely when you're not around, but thanks to my iPhone, I can always hear your soothing voice.""Not just my voice anymore... How does this make you feel?" BZZZZ BZZZZ BZZZZ"!!!"And on and on and so forth... This...

PreCure Dictionary: Helping Clueless Dads Understand the World of Pretty Cure.

May 12, 2013 at 8:00 am

Is your daughter obsessed with all things Pretty Cure, but you can't tell a Splash☆Star from a HeartCatch? Have no fear, Pretty Cure Dictionary (also known as PreCure Dictionary, or even PreCureDic(?)) is here!With PreCureDic, you'll learn all the basics ...

"You Worthless Tub of Lard!" Kick Yourself into Shape with this Super-Sadistic Weight Tracking App

May 11, 2013 at 8:00 am

Welcome to Do-M Senyo Taiju Recorder (translated: Weight Recorder for Super Masochists)! This app will help you keep track of your weight loss by having you put in your height and weight, your target weight, then keeping track of how you are doing as you ...

Awesome Voice Audio Makes Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Puzzle of Memories a Great Puzzler!

May 8, 2013 at 8:00 am

Puella Magi Madoka Magica has already been a hit on smartphones with its series of third-person shooters, and the series is back on smartphones in a new incarnation as a puzzle game titled Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Puzzle of Memories.The App Store descri...

Copulating Couple Candidly Caught by Google Street View Car

May 5, 2013 at 8:00 am

Alright class, everyone close your eyes.Don't worry, I'm not angry with you.The couple that was feeling a bit frisky on Dukes Highway in Australia last week; please raise your hands.We've been contacted by an intrepid member of the popular website reddit....

Porno Manga Virgin Connection: I Don't Know How It Made it to Google Play, But I'm Glad It Did

May 4, 2013 at 8:00 am

Hey, have you read the manga Suzuki Sensei? It has been made into a TV show and movie and is currently quite popular. Did you know you can read it all for free on your smartphone? Check it out here.OK, now that the we've lured away the "serious" manga rea...

Use Cloud Music Player and Stop Worrying about Storage Space on your iPhone!

May 1, 2013 at 8:00 am

Hi. I love music.Yet I've got a 16GB iPhone, filled mostly with pictures and apps and little room for my beloved music.If you find yourself in the same boat as me, let me introduce you to a handy little app I like to call Cloud Music Player (well, I guess...

Beautiful HD Graphics + Pro Voice Acting = Awesome Dating Sim! Watashi-ga Osewa-shite Ageru!

April 28, 2013 at 8:00 am

Android finally gets a fully-featured, high quality dating sim titled Watashi-ga Osewa-shite Ageru!. Check out these specs: voice acting by three famous voice actresses, beautiful high def graphics, and best of all, basic play for free!These are the three...

Siri Too "Siri"ous For You? Try Ultra-Moe Voice Search App AOI Browser!

April 27, 2013 at 8:00 am

AOI Browser is a convenient voice search app in which a cute little anime girl named Aoi listens to your search requests and tells you the answers. Officially, the developers refer to this as a "small-talk capable browser app." I wonder what that means.An...

Now This Is Action! Coin RPG Dragon Coins Finally Lands on Android! [VIDEO]

April 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

Dragon Coins has finally made its way to the Android platform. Sega released the iOS version last November and impressed a lot of people who were skeptical of a Sega coin-game smartphone offering. Dragon Coins combines those coin-pushing games you see in ...

Get Your Quest on with Dragon Quest: Monsters Wanted!

April 21, 2013 at 8:00 am

Dragon Quest: Monsters Wanted is finally available for download from Google Play! Yay!!!The payment system for the game is a bit unique (300 yen per month), but I intend to play the heck out of this game and get my money's worth, so no complaints here. So...

One of the Best Touch Screen Fighters Around: Dragon Ball Tap Battle

April 20, 2013 at 8:00 am

Dragon Ball Tap Battle may be the best fighting game available for your smartphone.Traditional fighting games tended to require precise, quick commands often don't work well with touch screens, meaning quality smartphone fighters are few and far between. ...

Final Fantasy V Finally Hits iOS with Awesome Graphics

April 17, 2013 at 8:00 am

Nearly 20 years after the original Final Fantasy V was released in Japan, FFV (1,800 yen) has finally made the jump to iOS (Android version expected later in 2013). The iOS port features the jobs and dungeons added on the 2006 remake of FFV and the graphi...

Boobs Master: Rejected from the App Store. Why? Take a Close Look. Now on Android.

April 14, 2013 at 8:00 am

"Use thine own eyes to assess the size of the breasts that appear. This, Chichi-Shi, is the ultimate breast assessing app.From the official Chichi-Shi websiteIt's actually just a quick time-waster game with boobs, but hey, it's boobs so you know I'm there...

I Want This In My House! Charge Your Phone Directly From Your Wall Outlet

April 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

Now available from ThinkGeek is a product anyone who as a smartphone would love to add to their collection of gadgetry: the U-Socket USB Wallplug.A simple but excellent idea, right? I wanna replace all the outlets in my house with these. Extension cords a...

Relive Those Awesome Boss Battles In Rockman X-Over (Maybe You Know Him As Mega Man?)

April 10, 2013 at 8:00 am

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Rockman franchise (better known as Mega Man outside of Japan) is back with Rockman X-Over (pronounced "crossover").Rockman X-Over (iOS version here) revisits some of Rockman's long and storied history in a game that's...

Was Steve Jobs Such a Brat? I Read the New Steve Jobs Manga

April 7, 2013 at 8:00 am

Steve Jobs: the father of the iPhone. A manga series detailing his life, simply titled "Steve Jobs" is out now in the girls' manga magazine Kiss (Publisher: Kodansha).The author of the manga is Mari Yamazaki, famous for penning the popular Thermae Romae m...

Whatcha Lookin' for, Winnie? Spice Up Your Smartphone with these Unique Disney Headphone Jack Covers

April 6, 2013 at 8:00 am

Strapya is coming out with a new series of headphone jack covers featuring the rear ends of popular Disney characters. It's a little startling how recognizable Disney character butts are.I'm not sure who came up with this idea, but it certainly makes for ...

Now You Can Collect Dragon Balls! Explore Real World Locations to Find Them with Te ni Irero! Dragon Ball!

April 3, 2013 at 8:00 am

I can't be the only one who, as a little kid reading Dragon Ball, dreamt of one day getting my hands on a Dragon Ball radar and a scouter and going hunting for Dragons Balls.With the release of Google Glass in the near future, it looks the a Dragon Ball s...

Shoot Down That Pesky Hero! Play Through The Eyes of an End-Level Boss in I am Boss!

March 31, 2013 at 8:00 am

I am Boss flips the tables and puts you in the shoes of a boss character who was minding his own business until a "hero" came along and started shooting up the place. Ever wondered what all those bosses you've beaten in games were thinking? Now you can ex...

Hello Kitty Battery Saver: Five Useful Apps in One, Don't Let the Cute Kitty Fool You, This Is A Serious App

March 30, 2013 at 8:00 am

So there's a new Hello Kitty Battery Saver app available for 480 yen. How does that make you feel?I'm not particularly interested, to be honest. My niece was a big Hello Kitty fan, but it's just not for me. I'm well trained in the art of battery-fu and kn...

Star Wars Pinball: The Quality You Should Expect from an Official App. TABROID Approves!

March 27, 2013 at 8:00 am

Star Wars meets pinball in the super-high quality, slick new Android game Star Wars Pinball (check out the iOS version here!). The 3DCG graphics are stunning, and they don't merely recreate your normal pinball machine; Star Wars Pinball features 3D charac...

Hatsune Miku-Themed Tablet On Sale Soon, But It Ain't Gonna Be Cheap

March 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

How much are you willing to spend on a Hatsune Miku tablet?RWC Co., Ltd. is planning to release a Hatsune Miku-themed 7-inch Android tablet this April, titled Hatsune Miku Tablet Navi starring Saki Fujita.Miku is plastered all across the tablet and packag...

Young Magazine Wallpaper App: From Junior High Divas to Sexy Veteran Idols, YM Does Gravure Right!

March 23, 2013 at 8:00 am

As many young males know, Young Magazine is the place to go to get your gravure fix, and I'd now like to inform you that I've had the pleasure of playing around with the newly released official Young Magazine Wallpaper App. Even though Young Magazine is o...

Hatsune Miku Benchmarks Your Phone (for Free!) in MikuMikuBench

March 20, 2013 at 8:00 am

MikuMikuBench is a handy app that benchmarks your phone by running a 3D animation of everyone's favorite computer generated singing star, Hatsune Miku. You get to enjoy plenty of Miku's poses and movements while testing out the power of your phone.Allow m...

Ikki Tousen: Valiant Venus: The Boobs Drew Me In, Can the Pachislo Fun Keep Me Playing?

March 17, 2013 at 8:00 am

Disclaimer: These are the observations of an inexperienced pachislo player who, attracted by the rather buxom fighters depicted in Ikki Tousen, decided to drop 900 yen (!!!) and give this game a shot without any prior pachislo knowledge.Are you familiar w...

PantyFaceCamera: The Name Really Says It All

March 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

As the image up top shows, this app has come for one reason, and one reason only: to put panties on your face. As you can probably guess, PantyFaceCamera takes pictures from your smartphone and adds a pair of panties to cover the face of whatever lucky pe...

The Shushi Cataligue: Come for the Engrish, Stay for the Delicious Sushi Info

March 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

A wise man once said something to the effect of, "Life is like a sushi dinner; you never know what the hell you are eating." Well now it's time to get a hold of your life through better understanding of your sushi dinners thanks to the wonderful new sushi...

Tales of the World: Tactics Union: A Must-Have SRPG for Tales Fans, Console-Level Gaming on your Smartphone

March 10, 2013 at 8:00 am

All you fans of the Tales series of games finally have something to be excited about.The past couple years have witnessed a staggering paradigm shift from home console gaming to smartphone-based hand-held gaming, which unfortunately have left hardcore gam...

ALPAKA EVOLUTION: What the... I don't even... OH THE HORROR!

March 10, 2013 at 8:00 am

Mentally unstable readers should probably skip this article. Scratch that; they're probably the only ones who will understand the app I'm going to review.Today we're going to gaze into the lunacy, the abnormality, the surrealism, the sheer craziness that ...

Vuzix AR Glasses: Like Something Out of Ghost in the Shell, Are These The Future of Gaming?

March 9, 2013 at 8:40 am

These are the new Vuzix Wrap1200AR alternate reality (AR) glasses, featuring 3D stereoscopic dual cameras and dual wearable displays built in. They look like something out of Ghost in the Shell, but I assure you they're really high-tech and are just as co...

Shaking Tits: Turn Those Boring Boob Pics Into Something a Bit More Jiggly

March 6, 2013 at 8:40 am

If you don't know Japanese and you took a look at the header image of this article, you may make the mistake thinking that this is a wholesome app that serves an important purpose. Once you know the English translation of the app's name, though, you'll le...

Mushroom? Or Penis? That's Not the Only Mystery in Room Escape Puzzler Save Konchi

March 3, 2013 at 8:40 am

What's the deal with Japan and mushrooms? Why are apps (games, wallpaper, utilities, etc.) featuring mushrooms so popular over here? Sure, I like mushrooms as much as the next guy, maybe even more than your average person, yet I only regard them as someth...

Monster Hunter: Massive Hunting: Getting Close Closer to Console-Style Hunting on your Smartphone

March 2, 2013 at 8:40 am

Capcom recently released a new edition in the Monster Hunter franchise for smartphones, titled Monster Hunter: Massive Hunting. There is already a Monster Hunter game out for smartphones, Monster Hunter: Dynamic Hunting, so what's the reason for releasing...

Twonky Beam: Copy Shows From Your DVR to Your Phone and Watch Them on the Go!

February 27, 2013 at 8:40 am

If you've got an HDD TV recorder hooked up to your TV, it's more likely than not that you've recorded dozens and dozens of shows but haven't had time to watch them. They're just sitting there, eating up space, yet they're too valuable to delete.One of the...

Link Devices Together To Make Huge Driving Towns with Toycar

February 24, 2013 at 8:40 am

Playing with old-fashioned toy cars has finally made the technological jump into the smartphone generation with the new toy app Toycar (iOS version here). Don't let the relatively mundane naming fool you; this app is of surprisingly high quality and is a ...

Must Download for Puzzle & Dragons Fans! Big Combo Teaches You the Best Ways to Play

February 23, 2013 at 8:40 am

Puzzle & Dragons is one of the top puzzle games available for both Android and iOS and requires strategic combo linkage in order succeed in the game.The game is popular enough to spawn its own third-party strategy and helper apps, and one of these is what...

Get To Know AKB and Card Game Action in AKB48 Stage Fighter

February 20, 2013 at 8:40 am

For the last couple years, the crowded ranks of AKB48 have stood at the top of pop culture in Japan and have gained a significant number of fans throughout Asia. I personally have zero interest in them, but it's also kind of embarrassing to be completely ...

LINE POP Strategy Apps: Just Links to YouTube Videos and Ads for Subscriptions Sites?

February 17, 2013 at 8:40 am

You may know LINE POP, a fast-paced puzzler for Android starring a few of the popular LINE characters. Even without the LINE branding, LINE POP would be a pretty popular game. I'll come clean as well; I'm a pretty big LINE POP fan.Anyway, we here at TABRO...

Men's Cyzo is the Place to Go for Gravure News

February 16, 2013 at 8:40 am

Sometimes (well, rather often, for me) you just need to get your hands on some gravure. And of course, when nature calls, you never have one of the numerous magazines that cover the world of gravure idols within reaching distance.Let us welcome the male p...

Don't Show Your Mom Your Phone If You've Got the Love Live! Bikini Clock App!

February 13, 2013 at 8:40 am

I've never met a clock that got in the way so much...Just in time for the broadcast premier of the Love Live! School Idol Project anime this January comes a new live wallpaper app named Love Live! Mizugi De Touch Umi & Eri & Maki.This app is a must-downlo...

Sneakily Read LINE Messages With Notification History

February 10, 2013 at 8:40 am

When you send a message using LINE, it lets you know whether your friend has seen the message or not with a little "Read" notification next to your message. It's useful for knowing whether your message has been seen or not, but on the flip side, you can't...

Is the Playstation OS Coming to a Smartphone Near Future?

February 9, 2013 at 8:40 am

According to Toyokeizai Online, Sony's President, Kazuo Hirai, has gone on record stating that there is a (slight) possibility that the Playstation OS will find its way onto a smartphone in the future.As it stands now, Apple's iOS and Google's Android pla...

Hatsune Miku's Angelic Face Graces Your Homescreen Thanks To Miku Miku Wallpaper

February 6, 2013 at 8:40 am

She's such an angel, ain't she?Hello and welcome, moe fans from around the world. Enjoying your new(ish) smartphone? I'm sure you've all taken advantage of the myriad wallpaper apps available on Google Play to gussy up your homescreen with.But what's that...

Gang Up on Baddies with 40-Hero Parties in the Newest FF Game All The Bravest

February 3, 2013 at 8:40 am

Square Enix has just released the newest Final Fantasy game aimed at iOS action-RPG fans, Final Fantasy: All The Bravest (download it here; price: 350 yen).Well, it certainly looks pretty awesome. Look at all those classic FF characters fighting for you, ...

Enjoy Console-Level Action on Your Phone with Dynasty Warriors 2 SLASH!

February 2, 2013 at 8:40 am

I thought it would be a trading card game.It's what usually happens when publishers port action-heavy, made-for-console franchises to smartphones. They turn it into a trading card game.And with Dynasty Warriors' (known as Sangokumuso in Japan) heavy focus...

New Anime Featuring Your Favorite LINE Characters Debuts in Japan [VIDEO]

January 30, 2013 at 8:40 am

Starting around the second half of last year, that free chat and talk app LINE has been all over the world of Android with a plethora of sticker packs, tie-ins, and numerous related apps. The stickers and all their unique and funny illustrations especiall...

So Real It's Kinda Creepy... Preorders Start for Steve Jobs Figurine

January 27, 2013 at 8:40 am

Legend Toys, makers of the ultra-real Steve Jobs figurine, have recently started taking preorders on their website. It's remarkable (and a little creepy) just how detailed this figurine is.Reenact those famous iPhone presentationsThe level of realism in s...

Use Water Divination to Find Your Aura Type with the Official Hunter x Hunter App!

January 26, 2013 at 8:40 am

Just in time for the release of the Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge film on January 12, 2013, a new official Hunter x Hunter has been released for Android.The app has a bunch of different features, but naturally the most interesting is the Aura (Nen) Deter...

Fake "Gcogle Play" Market Filled with Malware Making its Way Around Japan

January 23, 2013 at 8:40 am

According to Symantec Japan's Official Blog, a fake and potentially dangerous version of the Google Play app market has been discovered. At a glance, the market looks identical to the real Google Play, but if you look closely, the first "o" in "Google" is...

Hatsune Miku Sings in the Palm of Your Hand with Satch Viewer AR App

January 20, 2013 at 8:40 am

The Satch Viewer (iOS version here) AR (augmented reality) app has been around for a while, but I'm here to let you know about all the new goodies they added in the most recent update.The biggest news is the release of Hatsune Miku DLC, so I downloaded me...

DIYer Turns Classic Gameboy into Awesome Gamepad for Smartphone [VIDEO]

January 19, 2013 at 8:40 am

Intrepid DIYer Chad Boughton has come up with the ingenious idea of turning a classic Gameboy body into an all-in-one controller for his Galaxy Nexus smartphone. With emulators available that let you play classic Nintendo games on your phone, what better ...

Virtual Singing Star Hatsune Miku Stickers Now Available On LINE!

January 16, 2013 at 8:40 am

Eight new sets of stickers were recently released for that ever-popular voice and text chat app LINE. The lineup includes Disney New Year, Hatsune Miku, Ping-Pong Club, Evangelion Vol. 2, Kiki & Lala, Rune Naito (Panda & Girl), Salaryman Kintaro, and Haro...

LINE Turns Off ID Search Function For Under-18 Users In Japan

January 13, 2013 at 8:40 am

The LINE official blog has announced a shutoff of ID search capabilities for users under 18 years of age in Japan. Protecting minors appears to the purpose behind the announcement.The restrictions started on December 20th, with users on the AU mobile netw...

The World's Most Expensive Smartphone: Take A Look At The $9.5 Mil iPhone 4S

January 12, 2013 at 8:40 am

Welcome, peasants of the Earth, for your yearly peek at how the other half lives. Today's target of jealousy and oggling eyes is the world's most expensive smartphone.As introduced on TechBlog and shown in the image at top, it's an iPhone 4S covered in go...

Ren'ai Replay: Just An All-Around High Quality Love Sim

January 9, 2013 at 8:40 am

Maybe I've just gotten so used to smartphones that not much impresses me anymore. I'm not saying to myself, "Wow! Look how far smartphones have come!" as much as I used to. It feels good to say it again. Playing Ren'ai Replay has definitely reinspired a l...

Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops Stealthily Sneaks Its Way Onto Your Android Phone

January 6, 2013 at 8:40 am

Snake has finally made his way onto the Android platform. It's been 25 years since the first installment in Konami and Kojima Productions' superfamous Metal Gear Solid series. MGS was an important game in establishing the ever-popular gaming genre of stea...

Mandora: Quick, Fun, And Pretty Hard, Perfect Gaming When You've Got A Couple Of Seconds To Kill

January 5, 2013 at 8:40 am

Don't let the cute pictures fool you; this game sports some serious, high-speed action.Mandora is a new fast-paced action game (iOS version here) where you're set with the task of harvesting multitudes of cute little mandora plants (? vegetables? what are...

Siri Gets The Moe Treatment And Hits Record Store Shelves With Debut CD!

December 30, 2012 at 8:40 am

It's finally happened: Siri has made her CD debut!Available starting December 8th, Siri's first single "Oshiete, Siri-Sensei" is on sale in doujin shops around Japan and at the IOSYS Shop for the price of 1,260 yen.The album was produced by IOSYS, a music...

Add Pro-Level Effects To Your Smartphone Pics With Pixlr Express!

December 29, 2012 at 8:40 am

There are a ton of photo touch-up/editing apps out there, but few that match the quality and quantity of the features found in Pixlr Express (God I'm getting sick of these vowel-less app names).Pixlr Express may be a bit daunting at first for those with l...

LINE Characters Now Featured In Sunday & Young Jump Manga, Anime Due Next Year

December 26, 2012 at 8:00 am

NHN Japan has just announced that the popular sticker characters from omnipresent free voice & chat app LINE are headed to manga stands and TV screens around Japan! TABROID attended the live announcement in Shibuya and we will do our best to relay the exc...

Otaku Camera: World #1 App For Turning Mangatizing Your Pics!

December 23, 2012 at 8:00 am

Ever heard of the TOKYO OTAKU MODE fan page on Facebook? TOKYO OTAKU MODE (or TOM, for those in the know) is a website specializing in bringing all the best in anime, cosplay, Akihabara, manga and all things otaku to a global audience. It's got 8.7 millio...

We Reveal The Secret Strategy For Anyone To Get 900,000 Points In LINE POP

December 22, 2012 at 8:00 am

LINE POP is the puzzle game based on the super-popular LINE free voice/text app. While this game doesn't offer a global leaderboard, it does let you broadcast your scores to your LINE friends.If you're looking to impress your friends with sky-high LINE PO...

Less Mystery, More Rouletting and Battling in Professor Layton and the Century of the Seven Phantom Thieves

December 19, 2012 at 8:00 am

This isn't the Professor Layton I'm used to.The Professor Layton series has seen global success through it's winning combination of mystery and brain-teasing puzzles. With Professor Layton and the Century of the Seven Phantom Thieves, the series finally a...

Awesome New YuruYuri Season 2, Ep 1 Storyboard App Is A Must-Download For Fans

December 16, 2012 at 8:00 am

For all you fans of the popular YuruYuri anime and manga, good news! A new app is out full of the actual storyboard drawings and original artwork used in making the anime!It's got all the storyboards used to make episode 1 of season 2, giving you an unpre...

She Won't Stop Staring... New iOS App Gives You The Pleasure Of Being Stared At While You Work

December 15, 2012 at 8:00 am

Miteru Onna Yasakai (or "Watching Cute Girl" as stated on the official site. I take no responsibility for that translation) just debuted on the iTunes Store a few days ago. Start up the app, and you're greeted with a full screen picture of a cute girl. Wh...

ADW.Launcher Is Back With A Huge Update Full Of Goodies!

December 12, 2012 at 8:00 am

A big new update was recently released for the popular launcher app ADW.Launcher, and I'm here to tell you all about it. Nearly every part of the app has been improved in this enormous evolution of the ADW experience.I am a user, nay, apostle of the popul...

Like Magic, This iPad Magic Keyboard Magically Unfolds Its Magic Self

December 9, 2012 at 8:00 am

There is a wide variety of external iPad keyboards out there, many of which are integrated into the iPad's case to cut down on bulk when carrying. The problem here is that the keyboard ends up being the same size as the iPad, which makes typing a bit cram...

A Lovely Girl's Alarm Clock Will Wake You Up In The Morning, But Also Keep You Up At Night...

December 8, 2012 at 8:00 am

Night Shift Nurses. Go ahead, read the Wikipedia page, I'll wait here.Ok, you're back? Sound interesting? Yes?May I politely suggest a visit to your local psychologist? Well, I suppose if you've found this article by yourself, you're interested in this se...

Remarkable Paper-Thin Displays Developed Using Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi Tech

December 5, 2012 at 8:00 am

Japan Display, Inc. just debuted their ultra-slim Innovation Vehicle displays. A glance at the image up top shows just how incredibly thin these new displays are.These displays additionally offer touchscreen functionality while still remaining a ridiculou...

Cubie Messenger: LINE Chatting Plus Photos And Audio

December 2, 2012 at 8:00 am

Cubie Messenger is a new chat app (iOS version here) that "borrows" a lot from the popular LINE chat client and adds a couple really useful features.The first LINE-like app you might think of is comm, but what makes Cubie different is that it focuses sole...

Scope: A Slick, New App That Brings All Your SNS News Into One Clean Newsfeed

December 1, 2012 at 8:00 am

Scope is an app out for Android that takes all of your social media news from Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, and Tumblr and packages it all into a smooth, easy-to-read format.Sure, there are a number of other apps that combine SNS news feeds, b...

NES-ify Your Favorite Pics With Nes Camera!

November 28, 2012 at 8:00 am

There are plenty of apps that add special effects to your camera pics, and now we've finally got one that will convert your images into first-gen NES-style 8-bit images. Let me introduce you to nes camera.

Love Anime Music? Enough To Spend $2000 On Special Anisong Headphones?

November 24, 2012 at 8:00 am

Headphones come in a surprisingly wide range of quality and price, starting with those crappy ones that get handed to you on an airplane, all the way up to super-premium, super-expensive studio monitors. Audiophiles are famed for their obsessiveness over ...

Ojisama: A Romance Game For Girls Who Dig Older Men

November 24, 2012 at 8:00 am

Today we're going to take a look at the new otome romance game Seifuku no Ojisama. All of your potential suitors in this game are over 40 years old and constantly wear the uniform they wear to work. This game is aimed at something of a niche market...And ...

The Masterpiece Classic RPG Chrono Trigger Is Now Available On Google Play

November 21, 2012 at 8:00 am

Square's classic SNES RPG, Chrono Trigger, has arrived on your smartphone (here's the iOS version). I'm old enough to remember the marketing blitz that built up the buzz around this game when first released on the Super Nintendo.Chrono Trigger has been av...

Official (Separate) Google Calendar App Is Here! We Compare It With Other Popular Calendar Options

November 18, 2012 at 8:00 am

It's finally here: the app version of Google Calendar!For me, the calendar is one of the most important features on my smartphone. Being a heavy user of Google Calendar, I'm going to give an in-depth look at how the Google Calendar app stacks up with the ...

Classic Mickey Mouse LINE Stickers Are Here!

November 17, 2012 at 8:00 am

Hey, Android users! Everyone's favorite free voice and chat app LINE has unveiled their next set of stickers featuring the one-and-only Mickey Mouse! And the best news is that we got them first and iOS users have to wait! Heh heh heh...These new stickers ...

Kyoko Sakura And Sayaka Miki Star In New Puella Magi Madoka Magica Third-Person Shooter!

November 14, 2012 at 8:00 am

As the third game app installment of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime series (the movie version is in theaters now!), Puella Magi Madoka Magica TPS Featuring Sayaka Miki & Kyoko Sakura has been released on the Yahoo! Market.The price: 630 yen. You can ...

Cyborg Comes to Android! Get Your Own Double Oh Number Now!

November 11, 2012 at 8:00 am

That classic masterpiece Cyborg 009 is back in the updated remake 009 RE:CYBORG featuring brand new looks for all the characters. 009 RE:CYBORG is set to hit theaters throughout Asia on October 27, 2012. Some of the distinct style of the original Cyborg i...

Everything Will Go According To Plan If You've Got Eva Scheduler

November 10, 2012 at 8:00 am

With the impending release of Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo, lots of Evangelion-themed merch and promotions are hitting the streets. We've covered a few, like an Asuka Wallpaper app, a search widget, and new Evangelion-themed stickers for LINE.While ...

8 New Series Of Stickers Debut On Line

November 7, 2012 at 8:00 am

Everyone's favorite free voice and chat app LINE added 8 new series of stickers this fall.Famed TV personality Becky gets her own set of stickers now, plus some cute bunny stickers produced by Becky herself.In addition to this are stickers featuring Ojaru...

Koi Hime Musou Pushes The Limits (Of Maturity?) On Android!

November 4, 2012 at 8:00 am

Koi Hime Musou: Doki Otome Darake no Sangokushi Engi with Voice (check out the iOS version here, also, these long ass names are killing me) arrives on Android in this sensationalized and sexy take on the classical Chinese Three Kingdoms period of history....

Experience Android 4.0 To The Fullest With Nova Launcher Prime

November 3, 2012 at 8:00 am

I know there are those of you out there that think "smartphone app equals game," but let me introduce you to a must-have app that is actually quite useful: Nova Launcher Prime.As with Chrome, you can only install Nova Launcher Prime on devices with Androi...

Charge Your Phone With Good Ol' Fashioned Wood Power

October 31, 2012 at 8:00 am

The nights are getting cooler and the leaves are starting to turn. Now's the perfect time of year to experience the great outdoors.And now there's a new piece of outdoor equipment to pack when you head out to the campsite: the BioLite CampStove. This nift...

Who Needs A Touch Screen When You Can Let Your Eyes Do The Touching?

October 28, 2012 at 8:00 am

Back from CEATEC 2012, Asia's largest tech conference, I'm proud to say I had the opportunity to try out Docomo's latest "i beam" tablet (lawsuit from Apple in 5...4...3...) that you move with your eyes.The Grip UI system that I reviewed a little bit ago ...

24-Carat Gold iPhone 5 On Sale In Dubai

October 27, 2012 at 8:00 am

That hardest-to-get-your-hands-on smartphone, the iPhone 5, has now been even further rare-ified thanks to a 24-carat gold coating courtesy of Gold & Co.The gold iPhone 5 is available for purchase in such havens for rich dudes as Dubai, Hong Kong, Russia,...

Free, Easy, And Fun! Turn Your Pics Into Comics With Manga Generator

October 24, 2012 at 8:00 am

Once upon a time, there was a super popular app for iOS called Manga Camera (download it here). This app could turn ordinary pictures into ultra-realistic manga drawings, to the delight of iOS users around the world. But the Android users felt left out. H...

I Got A (Virtual) Girlfriend! Thanks Nagai Kurokami no My Kanojo!

October 21, 2012 at 8:00 am

All you lonely boys out there in Android-land, your days of loneliness are finally over. That's because you've got Nagai Kurokami no My Kanojo keeping you company on your smartphone.Sure, there are a ton of apps out there that let you "talk" with a cute g...

The Man Of Your Dreams Wakes You Up! Sou Asaka Alarm Clock

October 20, 2012 at 8:00 am

We've reviewed the Hazuki Runa's Moe Weather Alarm Clock app, now it's time to take a look at the male version.Welcome to the Sou Asaka's Ikemen Weather Alarm Clock (its got the same over-long title), where the blonde dreamboat Sou Asaka-kun tells you the...

1.2 Million DLs On The iPhone! Puzzle & Dragons Comes To Android!

October 17, 2012 at 8:00 am

Puzzle & Dragons, that hit app originally for iOS that made it big and recently topped 1.2 million downloads finally makes an appearance on the Android platform. I'm sure plenty of Android gamers have been waiting patiently for P&D to make the jump!Let's ...

Your Phone Eats Mami Tomoe's Head With This Creepy Headphone Jack Cover

October 14, 2012 at 8:00 am

イヤホンジャックが下になったら絶対出るであろうジャック twitter.com/butcha_u/statu...— ブッチャーUさん (@butcha_u) 9月 12, 2012We've covered other cat-shaped headphone jack covers and Doala-shaped headphone jack covers that, born of the Twitterverse, began as a simple sketch and went ...

Help This Buxom Babe Hula That Hoop In Boing Boing Bra! (VIDEO)

October 13, 2012 at 8:00 am

From those masters of dumb (but fun!) rhythm games and the makers of the Zettai Ryouiki series comes Boing-Boing Bra!Hearing there was a new Zettai Ryouiki game out there, I thoughtlessly whipped out my phone and downloaded this app before I realized what...

Mushrooms Grow As Your Battery Gets Low With This Nameko Battery Widget

October 10, 2012 at 8:00 am

(Unrelated to other mushroom-related offerings)Nameko Saibai Battery Widget is a widget app featuring a log (It's big, it's heavy, it's wood!) that gets covered in mushrooms as your battery gets drained. It wants nothing to do with that other famous mushr...

Good Bye Google Play? Pickie; Easier Way to Find Apps.

October 7, 2012 at 8:00 am

Pickie is an Android app that finds apps that you might like for you.As you all know, Google Play displays apps in the same way to everyone, but Pickie helps you find apps according to keywords. While Google Play works the best to know what kind of apps p...

Credit Card Made More Convenient. PayPal Here Begins A New Era of Payment.

October 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

PayPal Here is an amazing device you can put into your iPhone's earphone jack that allows you to use your phone as a credit card reader.The blue little triangle is PayPal Here. In order to use this, you need to have an PayPal account, iPhone with PayPal H...

Teenage Girls Use Smartphones More Than 10 Hours A Day?!

October 5, 2012 at 8:00 am

Smartphones have become a must-have item for teenagers. The research by CyberAgent, Inc., one of the Japan's leading internet media companies, shows that 23% of junior high and high school girls use the smartphones over 10 hours a day! 10 hours! What?? Ho...

Mami Tomoe vs Lum-chan. Which Girl Laughs Last in Tabroid Weekly Article View Ranking.

October 4, 2012 at 8:00 am

This week's article view ranking has turned out to be a cut-throat competition because we've had two big names in the game; Lum-chan from a famous Japanese manga classic, The Return of Lum and Mami Tomoe from another popular Japanese animation, Puella Mag...

The LED Lantern Running On Water And Salt Can Also Charge Smartphones

October 3, 2012 at 8:00 am

This is a perfect solution for heavy smartphone users/ outdoor lovers who are away from the electricity grid for extended periods of time.GREEN HOUSE CO., LTD. is well-known for its computer peripherals and households goods. They recently released an LED ...

Nothing Is More Exciting Than Picking Rice From Your Sisters' Cheeks

October 2, 2012 at 8:00 am

Don't waste rice until the very last bite!This Boku No Imouto Wa Hoppe Ni Gohantsubu Ga Tsuiteiru (Rice On My Sisters' Cheeks) is a game you as a brother of 3 sisters Komachi, Kirara and Hikari, simply pick rice from their faces. How would they get rice a...

Even Toddlers Can Play With Smartphone

October 1, 2012 at 8:00 am

Smartphone created "Smart Children"?!According to the marketing research site called Mindshare, 44.7% of parents let their children use a smartphone or tablet at the tender age of one. And one in three of these children start using it voluntarily by their...

Get Your Search Results Evangelion Style With Evangelion Search Widget

September 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Yahoo! JAPAN has just released the new Evangelion Search Widget. It's a little hard to figure out the relationship between Neon Genesis Evangelion and web searching, but I'm sure diehard fans will be happy with this high quality app.When you use the widge...

MOKMOK Is Like a Mixture Of SEGA's Great Shooting Games

September 30, 2012 at 8:00 am

This is totally awesome!!Fly around the dark skyscrapers in a blue luminescent fighter jet and shoot down the enemy aircraft with cool background music. How can you not get excited?MOKMOK is similar to SEGA's great shooting game title AfterBurner in its s...

Experience Being Woken Up By Someone With Multiple Personality Disorder: Hazuki Runa Alarm Clock

September 30, 2012 at 12:00 am

The star of this app, Hazuki Runa, is an moe anime character that can take on a wave of different personalities, from innocent little sister to a curt but sneaky flirt, her next mood swing will leave you guessing. You can actually choose which personality...

Kamaitachi No Yoru Arrives On Your Smartphone. Prepare To Be Scared!

September 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

First appearing as a sound novel on the Super Famicom, then being released on other consoles like the Playstation and Gameboy Advance, Kamaitachi no Yoru (literally, "The Night of the Sickle Weasels") is finally here for your smartphone.According to the g...

Bring Capsule Toy Figures Alive in Your Smartphone with AR Technology

September 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

BANDAI's HYBRID GRADE is a series of capsule toy figures. Its feature is the combination with an AR (augmented reality )app HYBRID GRADE AR, which gives visual and sound effects to the figures through the camera.Following the first release of Kamen Rider ...

Two iPhone-Compatible G-SHOCK Models Will Eventually Be Released This Fall

September 29, 2012 at 8:00 am

Several watch companies have recently announced the release of new smartphone-compatible wristwatches (for example, Xperia SmartWatch and i'm Color).Casio, a leading company of this field, has also revealed that they will release two smartphone-compatible...

Who Says Simple Is Easy? A New Addition to Addictive Game List. Two brains

September 29, 2012 at 8:00 am

Have you checked out the side scrolling action game Two brains, which has been slowly getting popular on Google Play?At first glance, you might think it is like any other simple action game, but actually the screen is split in half and you have to maneuve...

Mushroom, Anime Girl, Game. Three Major Players in Weekly Article View Ranking.

September 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I think I have finally figured out the golden rule here. The keys for an article to get many views are pet mushrooms, anime girls, or Japanese anime/game in general.I know a lot of you guys usually just skip this first few paragraphs and scroll down to se...

The 3D Animation of Kamijigen App Neptune Is Immorally Smooth... [VIDEO]

September 28, 2012 at 8:00 am

Kamijigen App Neptune, a spin-off app of the PS3 game Hyperdimension Neptunia, is out now. The package of Hyperdimension Neptunia might be too provocative to buy at a real shop (so I ordered it at Amazon), but you can download the app via Google Play with...

Little Zen Time for Your Busy Everyday Life. Meditation App, Undo Is Available on Google Play.

September 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Undo (iOS ver.) is a simple yet educational app that teaches you how to do zazen, Zen sitting meditation. If you are a beginner, go to "設定(setting)," and then"準備音(sound)," to choose "解説あり(with voice guide)." You will hear three gongs, and a monk starts to...

CupRaumenQuest's Monsters Look Over As If They Want To Join Your Party.

September 27, 2012 at 8:00 am

A new way to wait for instant noodles to cook draws near!CupRaumenQuest allows you to spend the waiting time playing a mini game. It takes three minutes to finish the game, which means you can eat justly-cooked noodles after the gameplay.The title of the ...

3 Top Reasons Why You Should Be Excited About Final Fantasy Legends

September 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Final Fantasy Legends has been ported to smartphones. Android version can be downloaded from SQUARE ENIX MARKET and iOS from iTunes.The prologue can be downloaded for free. The first chapter is 250 yen. The rest up to the fourth chapter is 850 yen each. T...

Growing Strange. Is Funnier and Weirder Than Expected

September 26, 2012 at 8:00 am

There are many funny games in the world, but this one, Growing Strange. might be the funniest of all. In this game you pluck out strange organisms, which continuously come out from all over the room, and throw them outside of the screen.Seeing the illustr...

82 Year Old "Computer Grandma" Teaches Older People About Their iPad

September 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

This'll make a good present for my dad.An article on the Apple-related links blog Apple Channel about an iPad intro level user's guide taught by the self-styled "Computer Grandma" is being discussed quite a bit.The iPad guidebook is edited by one Kayoko O...

Eat Flans and Get a Secretary. Anata no Hisho Morinaga Karin Helps You Manage Your Schedule

September 25, 2012 at 8:00 am

Feeling like eating something sweet for a change, I bought a flan, on whose cover was printed the words: "The original app is available!" So I checked the Google Play Store."The original app" is Anata no Hisho Morinaga Karin (which can be translated as "Y...

Cleaning The World! Pick Up A Trash And Get Rewarded Through PIRIKA

September 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I still remember that every Sunday when I was a kid, I used to join the cleaning event with my neighbors. That was such a nice community event for kids. But now, we, as adults, don't pick up trash any more. Even when we noticed it on the street, most of u...

Get Latest Fashion Trends in 7 Hot Cities With Snapette

September 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Have you ever wondered about what is the real hottest trend right now?Snapette is the perfect app to get the latest trend in 7 major hottest cities around the world, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and London. You can find ou...

Outdebate and Feel Good Even If You're Not a Good Talker - Danganronpa

September 21, 2012 at 8:00 am

Feel and act like a very smart person!One of the best things about playing games is that you get to become someone very special. It could be a hero who saves the world, world's best athlete, detective with an eagle eye, mighty solider, and so on.This Dang...

"Koro Koro" Cleaner For Tablet?!

September 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm

"Koro Koro" is a genius Japanese invention. It's a handy cleaner, which has strong adhesive tape to capture dust, lint, and hair on clothes and carpets. Hugely popular amongst pet lovers and house wives in Japan. "Koro Koro" literally means to roll over ...

Panasonic's Smart App: Full Control Over Home Appliances With This Android App!

September 20, 2012 at 8:00 am

The futuristic dream has become reality.Home appliances have added so many features each passing year, and this day has finally come at last. Now, they can all be remotely controlled via an Android app.Panasonic Corporation has recently announced to relea...

You'll Get Hooked If You Love Action, Strategy And Dark Stories - Dark Saint

September 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Even if you think you're not fit for this game from above title, just give it a try.Choose from the stories of the dark side, and the royal road of demolishing the dark side. Localized version of the smash hit defense game Dark Saint can be downloaded for...

Now That Kare Log Is Gone, How Can You Track Your Boyfriend? Hello Kare Piko!

September 19, 2012 at 8:00 am

Now that the boy-friend tracker service Kare Log has closed its doors, how is a nosy girlfriend to keep tabs on her untrustworthy boyfriend? Have no fear, ladies!Kare Piko is here! It's a new service from Manuscript, the developers that brought you the or...

Scary Adventure Game Yugami no Kuni no Alice Is Coming To Reality With AR - Yugami Camera

September 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

"Hello, Alice. Let's go after the white rabbits, shall we?"This app brings back those scary memories.We reviewed a smash hit app Yugami no Kuni no Alice in the past. Here's an AR camera app based on it and called Yugami Camera.The original app was so scar...

Race Dapan The Panda Into Space With Dapan Rikujo 2012!

September 18, 2012 at 8:00 am

Welcome to Dapan Rikujo 2012, where you step into the shoes of Dapan the panda, who's got his eyes on the stars. Your goal? Become the bestest running panda and represent Earth in the Galaxy Track Games (whatever those are)!All this plus irresistibly cute...

Pet Hamster and Styling Advice. So Unpredictable. Enjoy the Latest Article View Ranking. Third Week of August.

September 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I have to admit. I was a little too spacy this week because the English translation of my Japanese article about Gal PON (mihiro), was going to be released. Did I expect it to be the top 1 of our weekly English article ranking? Absofreakinlutely. Before I...

Knock-Off Kitty Earphone Covers Look Absolutely Awful

September 17, 2012 at 8:00 am

Maybe you've heard of the cat-shaped earphone jack covers that took the Twitter-verse by storm and became a hit item. Some of you reading this might already be using one.And, as you might expect with super-popular, easy-to-make toys, copies are already hi...

If No One Throws A Party for Your Birthday. Bijin Birthday to Feel a Little Better.

September 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Bijin Birthday is a website for smartphones by Darwin Company where beautiful ladies celebrate your birthday with you. Even though it says for smartphones, it doesn't have to be. You can enjoy their company on your computer as well. If you don't need fake...

Has Someone Been Peeking At Your Phone? Find Out With Standby Trapper

September 16, 2012 at 8:00 am

You won't find anything that'll make you happy in your girl/boyfriend's phone. Absolutely nothing. If you do go snooping around and find anything of interest, chances are the news ain't good.Some people just can't get over the desire to peek at other peop...

Touch Your Bubbles of Memories. App That Makes You A Kid Again. Pashan.

September 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm

There is something about blowing bubbles that makes us become kids again. Pashan is a very creative photo app featuring bubbles that brings you back memories of your childhood.It's very simple to use. All you have to do is blow on the camera screen. Then ...

Spice Up Your Homescreen With Nuko Battery

September 15, 2012 at 8:00 am

A cute widdle kitty for your homescreen is what Nuko Battery brings to the table. Nuko Battery is a basic Android widget that tells you how much battery you have left. But this is no ordinary widget, as your nuko (a common and cute typo of the word "neko,...

Nyaruko Dentaku Is Crawling Up To You! (It Cannot Calculate Your SAN, Though)

September 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Nyaruko Dentaku is sent to the earth by the Space Defence Agency. It is a calculator app featuring the characters of Haiyore Nyaruko-san. So much for the review!...Wait a minute, why are you holding a fork? No, don't stab me!

Nikon's Coolpix Adopts Android OS Before Smartphones Take Over The Camera Market

September 14, 2012 at 8:00 am

Nikon's new point-and-shoot camera "COOLPIX S800c" was announced to release. It's scheduled to be released in the end of September, and the price is open. The main feature is that it is an Android-powered camera. Andoird-powered camera enables users to up...

Enjoy Craftsmanship In Emoticons With SmileyBOOK

September 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm

The art of emoticon craftsmen is packed in this app.There are over 10,000 emoticons pre-installed in this SmilyBOOK and more added every day!We love emoticons because they sometimes represent our feelings and emotions better than the actual words. Or some...

Surf Facebook Newsfeed In 3D. LG 3D Studio

September 13, 2012 at 8:00 am

Everything is in 3D, these days, and now a 3D feature comes to Facebook as well. LG recently released the Facebook app LG 3D Studio which enables you to surf the Facebook Newsfeed in 3D. As seen above, normally your Facebook Newsfeed posts are shown in ...

Evangelion Ha Asuka Live Kabegami Should Have More Wallpaper

September 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo will be a blockbuster anime movie in the second half of 2012. As its release, November 17th, draws closer, the information about the movie is being revealed little by little, but it is still unclear how the story will un...

Transform Your Photos into Manga Panels with MANGAkit

September 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Even if you are not good at drawing, you can enjoy creating mangas with MANGAkit, which lets you make manga-like images out of your photos.You can either take a picture via the app or select one already saved in your phone.After cropping the photo into a ...

No It's Not Sad. Apps You Need to Make Your Android Phone Look Like iPhone.

September 11, 2012 at 8:00 am

iPhone 4S Lock Screen Theme is an app for Android phones that makes your lock screen look like that of iPhone.From UI to the camera menu, everything looks like iPhone. The date and time display is a little bit off, but that's acceptable.I know it's a litt...

Free Puzzle Game Magic Arrows From The Publisher Of Smash Hit XI[sai]

September 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Do you remember a puzzle game on PlayStation called XI[sai]? Yes, it's the one where you roll a dice.This is from the same publisher. It was accessible, but something you get hooked on.I was looking for a good puzzle game which you can play even when offl...

From Cute Panda to Sexy English Teacher. Tabroid Weekly Article Ranking Third Week of August.

September 10, 2012 at 8:00 am

Maybe you were too bored. Maybe you were tricked by the word "sexy." Or maybe you are a closeted fan of Tabroid weekly article rankings. I don't know why you opened this page but you won't be sorry you did because this week's ranking has a wide variety of...

Earphone Jack of Inkbottle and Wipe Cloth. Check Out RetroPlug's Smartphone Accessories.

September 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm

If you have ever taken a class of Japanese calligraphy, this earphone jack of inkbottle and wipe cloth might bring you back the memories of "oops" moments. It's named Bokuju to Zoukin, meaning Ink and Wipe Cloth. It's from Retro Plug series by Strapya, wh...

"Babies Are So CuuUUGGAAA!!!" Prank Your Friends With Shocking! Peekaboo! [VIDEO]

September 9, 2012 at 8:00 am

Everyone's familiar with peekaboo, that simple yet enthralling game that's a hit with babies everywhere. Babies can't get enough of it, and that makes grownups keep playing. I've also heard that it's actually beneficial to the babies' brains as they are d...

Enjoy and Learn More About Japanese Goldfish With Goldfish Catalog Best 100

September 9, 2012 at 12:00 am

Goldfish scooping is a game and a symbol of summer at the festivals or community events. Most kids in Japan have enjoyed this game and have fun memories of it. This app, Goldfish Catalog Best 100, compiled all the info about goldfish. It comes with variet...

Automatically Unlock Your Phone Only At Work Or Home With Unlock With WiFi

September 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Who'da thunk such a tiny tweak would be so darn convenient?The first line of privacy defense on your phone is the lock screen. Most people lock their screens with passwords or patterns, which can get a little tedious to undo each time you want to use your...

Adorable Little hoop cat On Home Screen Makes You Smile And Be Happy

September 8, 2012 at 8:00 am

hoop cat is a simple yet very adorable widget app, in which an animated cat hula hoops on every tap. The style is very much like the illustration in a picture book and very heart-warming.It's also very easy to use. Simply select hoop cat from the widget s...

Anime-Style Dudes To Realistic Macho Guys? Comparing The Japanese And English Versions Of Be My Princess

September 7, 2012 at 3:00 pm

The English version of the originally Japanese game Be My Princess romance game was released recently. Be My Princess lets you act out romantic fantasies with 6 different princes you meet by chance at a party. The royalty bit of its story is popular with ...

An Efficient Sleep-Mode Manager App NerunaDroid Saves the Battery Time

September 7, 2012 at 8:00 am

Although the sleep mode is necessary to prevent burn-in and to reduce battery consumption, it sometimes annoys us, for instance, by suddenly turning off the screen while reading a website.NerunaDroid is a solution for such problems. It detects subtle move...

Popular iPhone App PIYOMORI Finally Launched In Android

September 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm

This app is a total stud. If I knew this app before a party, I would have been way more popular with the ladies. I wished PIYOMORI would have been released in Android market, but it was only compatible with iPhone and iPad back then, so I couldn't get it....

Sticker Maker Lets You Make Stickers for LINE (But Has Room for Improvement)

September 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

I found an app called Sticker Maker. As I am a heavy user of LINE and its Sticker function, I couldn't help downloading it.It lets you create Stickers for LINE easily and instantly; what you do is choose a frame, input text, select a font and touch "save"...

Another Weird Pet App, Ijitte! Chinanago. Get a Lovely Pet Eel.

September 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm

By now people must know that the Japanese have a thing about weird pets. Some of you might remember our report of an app where you raise a pet poop. I am going to add another app to the list of weird pet apps made in Japan. Ijitte! Chinanago gives you an ...

This is the Best Battery Saver App. Battery+ Turns Off Network Connections Only When the Screen Is Off

September 5, 2012 at 8:00 am

Battery+ is a battery power saving app which automatically turn off 3G and wifi networks when the screen is off. As you may know, 3G uses a lot of battery, so you can efficiently save battery with the app. Let's look at how to use it. After the installati...

Nicely Frustrating Game, Upside-down Frog for Killing Time.

September 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Upside-down Frog is a game for Android phones where you play with frogs. Your objective is to land the frog upside down on the ground. You can change the gravity of the frog's world by tilting your phone. Gameplay is very simple yet very subtle at the sam...

Customize Your Wi-Fi Connections With Wi-Fi Rabbit Widget

September 4, 2012 at 8:00 am

Many smartphone users are dependent on Wi-Fi connections. But it is a boring task to find, set up and configure them.If you're willing to make you Wi-Fi connections look cute and lovely, this is it. Wi-Fi Rabbit is a widget which will let you toggle and c...

Make Your Own JoJo Phone With Moving JoJo's Bizarre Adventur

September 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Good. This is an interesting app.It is common to put application shortcuts on the home screen. But if you're the master of JoJo Stands then do try this launcher widget Moving JoJo's Bizarre Adventur.With this app, you can put JoJo style title on the appli...

Psycho Girlfriend and iPad Suit. Second Week of August.

September 3, 2012 at 8:00 am

You feel motivated to begin something new in the coming of fall? How about reading an article you would usually skip? Here's Tabroid's latest weekly article ranking. As usual, Japanese subculture shows a strong presence. Let's see what wins the first plac...

The Perfect Case In The Bath: Waterproof Smartphone Case With Built-In Speaker

September 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Once you get the smartphone, you can't stop thinking to get fancy accessories as many as possible. There are so many nice cases in the store with such wonderful functions, like waterproof, with external speaker, etc... It's irresistible to ignore them. Th...

Get Used To Tilting And Play Like A Nimble Hedgehog - Sonic 4 Episode II

September 2, 2012 at 8:00 am

Hey, here's Sonic, which is synonymous with the high-speed, action game.From a wide variety of smartphone games, today we picked an exhilarating action game for our review.This SONIC 4 Episode II is from SEGA's best-known action game series. We reviewed E...

Mushroom Garden Seasons Has Updated For "Four Seasons" Version, Still Not The Last One Yet...?

September 2, 2012 at 12:00 am

nnf... nnf...! This is not the last update! Yay!Mushroom Garden Seasons has updated for August edition. This time, it is themed on "Four Seasons". I guess most people were expecting it's going to be a summer themed, but it was four seasons instead.

Box Like A Pro And Become A Champ With Punch Hero

September 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Knock 'em out and be a hero!Punch Hero is a simple and easy 3D boxing game. It is downloaded more than 100,000 times from Google Play and has 4.5 rating. As it turns out, the rating is not bogus and I played it for close to 3 hours straight. Very addictiv...

SOICHA Is a Twitter Client You Can Comfortably Control with One Hand

September 1, 2012 at 8:00 am

SOICHA is a multi-functional Twitter client app first released in 2011. Featuring convenient functions such as a Google/Wikipedia search, connections with social networking services and a Google Calendar sync, its PC version has been gaining popularity am...

New LINE Sticker Is 'Dragon Quest X Monster' Themed. The Slime Is Now Handy To Use!?

August 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

It's free only for 90 days.NHN Japan's free calling and messaging app LINE released the new stickers which are themed 'Dragon Quest X', the legendary role-playing video game which gained huge popularity since '80s. It's free now but it will be distributed...

Run Endlessly on a Small Planet. PLANETES Is a Warm and Fuzzy 3D Snake-Like Game

August 31, 2012 at 8:00 am

PLANETES is a game featuring simple controls and a warm-and-fuzzy but somewhat surreal world.You control a boy who runs around on a small planet leaving a line of blocks behind. Make him step aside or jump to avoid the blocks.The boy runs automatically, s...

Melon-Smashing Summertime Fun With Watermelons, Summer, And My Sister

August 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm

A traditional summertime activity in Japan is watermelon smashing. Who started this strange tradition? I've no idea. I've never been a big fan of this "game". Why does the smasher need to be blindfolded? Smashing it makes it awfully difficult to eat, does...

Puella Magi Fans, Let's Tiro Finale! : Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica TPS Featuring Mami Tomoe

August 30, 2012 at 8:00 am

Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica TPS Featuring Tomoe Mami, a new spinoff game from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, is finally out now. The heroine of this version is Mami Tomoe, a blonde girl who loves tea. Although the basics of the game are the same as those of the ...

"I Used To Have That One!" Take Trip Down Memory Lane With Tomica & Plarail Catalogue!

August 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

To all those boys (at heart) who have spent hours and hours holed up in their rooms playing with their toy car and train sets, it's your lucky day: the Tomica & Plarail Catalogue Android app is here! (there's also an iOS version)This app lets you browse t...

I Don't Know What They Are, but Does That Matter? Cute Girl Wallpaper, CARP-girl-CARP

August 29, 2012 at 8:00 am

CARP-girl-CARP is a live wallpaper for Android phones. I don't know what exactly the CARP girls are, but I'm guessing the CARP comes from the baseball team Hiroshima Toyo Carp. You'll see beautiful girls wearing Carp caps and uniforms. I'm sure that's pre...

Training Quest: It's No Dragon Quest, But It'll Certainly Raise Your Strength Points!

August 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm

It's a basic rule with RPG gamers: the strongest, scariest, most powerful in-game characters are played by the palest, scrawniest (or fattest) real-life players. For you gamers that want your real-life body to more closely resemble your in-game character,...

One Big Panda in the Room; Short-lived Battery on your Smartphone.

August 28, 2012 at 8:00 am

Setsuden Nagamochi Battery is an energy-saving app for Android phones. What separates the app from other energy-saving apps is its cute panda. Maybe I should stop explaining here because "cute panda" is pretty self-explanatory. But I can be wrong. Also th...

Yeehaw! Sanitize Zombies With Zombie Overdrive

August 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Stamp! Anyone ready to clean up some zombies?Zombie Overdrive is a game with simple objective where you drive a car and run over the zombies. You might want to stay away if you don't like zombies and blood splattering around.Contrary to the game's appeara...

Everybody Loves Poop. Weekly Article View Ranking - First Week of August.

August 27, 2012 at 8:00 am

It's always fun to know how people abroad see Japan differently from the way we see it. Our article view ranking never fails to make me re-think about my country, especially when the most popular article is about poop. Oops, it's not about poop. It's abou...

Expendable Smartphone Keyboard, No Set-up Required

August 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm

It's as easy as ABC.Elecom has just put a very innovative smartphone keyboard TK-FNS040BK on sale. Surprisingly, you just need to place the smartphone on the center of this keyboard. No cables. No Bluetooth pairing.What's the trick? It's using NFC (Near F...

Horror...! Finger-shaped Earphone Jack Plug And Smartphone Stand

August 26, 2012 at 8:00 am

You can't help screaming when you actually see it. Japanese smartphone accessary shop, strapya.com, released 2 crazy things recently. One is an earphone jack plug, which is frighteningly similar to the shape of human finger, and the other is a smartphone ...

Rockin'! Revamp Any Music Into A Rhythm Action Game With Music Hero (Demo)

August 26, 2012 at 12:00 am

You will start loving your favorite tunes more than ever!This is a revolutionary app as the title of this review suggests. Music Hero reads in any music file and converts into a rhythm action game.Many of you should be familiar with rhythm action games fr...

Lum-chan Otenki App Will Make You Look Forward to Lightnings

August 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Lum-chan Otenki App is a weather forecast app which features the legendary manga/anime Urusei Yatsura and its popular characters. When it thunders, the heroine Lum-chan will warn you like the picture above. It makes the fans cry with happiness.

nnf...nnf...! This Mushroom Garden Themed Seat Is Not Just Great As A Chair But Also Generally Awesome! Just Look At Him...

August 25, 2012 at 8:00 am

Awesome, right? I want to sit on this chair for hours (and I am assuming it wants to be sat on for hours too)! nnf... nnf...! Mushroom Garden Deluxe has just come out recently. I'm sure that you as a dedicated Mushroom Garden buff have already tried it an...