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Mr. Geoffrey J. King "armchair user" (England)
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Chess With Friends Free
Chess With Friends Free
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful idea that should work well as user numbers increase., 23 Jan. 2015
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It should provide some useful ways to play chess at a distance with friends or random opponents. Moving pieces is well implemented, but the included opponent is a very poor player even on Expert mode. There are plenty of simple apps with a better opponent playing standard.
But the principal idea is good.


The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau
The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clever novel about an introspective personality, 22 Jan. 2015
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Starts slowly but deliberately becoming difficult to put down. An enjoyable read. It is quite clear that this is the author's only book.


Family Shadows
Family Shadows
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3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better, 18 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Family Shadows (Kindle Edition)
Family history research highlights some unexpected answers, as it usually does. But the methods used by the researchers could have been better. The ending was too easy and lacked a twist.


Perfect Chess Trainer
Perfect Chess Trainer
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent trainer and enjoyable app., 22 Oct. 2013
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There are a large set of training varieties, with copious positions and games to evaluate. Every aspect of this well-designed program works in an interesting and enjoyable way. I found the instructions took some understanding as they didn't seem intuitive. Especially if I wanted to backtrack a move, I often seemed to be back at the opening position. Playing through games by chess masters and guessing each move was great. Just about my favourite app.


Daily Chess Problem
Daily Chess Problem
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Difficult Problems, 14 Sept. 2013
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So many apps can be either trivial or poorly designed, but this chess app is well-designed and is for the player who likes solving good problems. They are graded and selected from actual positions.


Wrecked
Wrecked
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A feminine touch, 29 Aug. 2013
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Starts with a bang. As a male, I was absorbed and could not put it down. Must get my wife to read it, but she probably would not identify with it.


Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code and the Uncovering of a Lost Civilisation
Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code and the Uncovering of a Lost Civilisation
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Human Cost of Obsession, 28 Aug. 2013
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The deciphering of the Minoan tablets spanned 50 years, and required obsessive effort by the chief amateur codebreakers. In both cases, the effort was costly, and the human stories behind the decoding are vividly portrayed. I would have liked to have seen more examples of the tablets, with their decoded messages since the story of the people whose lives were recorded is astounding.
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Sketch n Draw Pad HD
Sketch n Draw Pad HD
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice tool, 25 Aug. 2013
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I found it easy to make drawings using either my finger or the stylus. The different menus give good control of size, colour and mode of drawing - the eraser also works well. It was easy to make unintended lines by brushing the surface, but these could be removed using the eraser.


Byte Me: A Day in the Life of a Computer Programmer
Byte Me: A Day in the Life of a Computer Programmer
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2.0 out of 5 stars A good idea, but trivially written, 24 Jun. 2013
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OK, so he uses a computer programming language, with extensive comments, to describe a programmers routine. But one joke doesn't make for a good read. This isn't a real person being described - it's a simplistic view with well too many statements like IF BOSS COMES THEN HIDE_GIRLIE_MAG.


The Destiny Secret: A Plot to Change the World  (Second Edition)
The Destiny Secret: A Plot to Change the World (Second Edition)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Compelling, 28 May 2013
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A compelling read about how to destroy the democratic society and replace it with a less stable idea. Some unusual ideas, but story gets more far-fetched by the chapter. Also, whateer happened to proof-reading? This book certainly wasn't read before publication.


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