iPad Case Review: Otterbox Commuter Series

December 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Gadgets and Accessories, iPad, Reviews

The Otterbox Commuter Series is quite an attractive case for your iPad. It’s slim, lightweight, and protects the iPad from everyday use.

The case consists of three pieces -a soft interior layer to protect scratches and impact, a hard outer layer for further protection, and a hard snap off piece that allows you to access the back to mount your iPad on a dock or keyboard.

To put the case on, hold the iPad vertically and slide the soft interior case on the top corners first, then the bottom corners. Once that’s in place, put the hard outer shell on, starting at the bottom. The hard shell piece has somewhat of a hook that hugs the bottom of your iPad. Once it’s on, snap the top edge on. It gets a bit tricky near the two buttons. Slide the hard shell over the on/off button first, making sure it’s aligned correctly. Then slide the hard shell over the headphone/mic area. You’ll need to tug the soft interior over these parts through the hole of the hard shell case. The hard shell case should slide easily through afterward. Lastly, slide the snap-on piece on the back and you got yourself a stylish case for your iPad.

With the Otterbox Commuter Series iPad case, you have access to all of your ports and buttons. There are cutouts for your mic, orientation button (soon to be mute button), and speakers. The headphone jack is covered by the soft part of the case, but can be easily removed when in use. The volume buttons are also covered by the soft part of the case, making pressing them much easier.

The two layers of protection and slim look gives the Otterbox Commuter Series the perfect balance between sturdiness and a dash of style! The best part about this case is the back. There’s a round opening that displays the beautiful AppleTM logo for all to see.

This case however is not the type you want to take on and off all the time. But once you have it on, there’s no real reason to want to take it off. It’s slim enough to fit on most iPad stands. If you need to charge or use the iPad Keyboard connector, simply removed the flap on the back side.

In addition, the package also comes with a cleaning cloth, squeegee, and screen protector, which is at least a $15 value. The Otterbox Commuters Series iPad case comes in only black and can be purchased for $64.95.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars · $64.95 · Otterbox.com · Purchase on Amazon ($36.84)

Disclosure: This product was sent by OtterBox for review purposes. This is part of Beatweek Magazine’s coverage of iPad products. Opinions expressed in this article are my own.

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iPhone & iPad Apps Black Friday Sale!

November 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Freebies, Games, Reviews

Here’s an extra special post for the holiday! The holiday being Black Friday! Below are some apps that I thought were a great bargain for Black Friday sales. Happy app shopping!

Scrabble – word game addicts, get this before the price goes up! It’s Hasbro’s classic word game right on your iPhone. Play against the computer, your friend next to you, or even your Facebook friends. Add up points and aim to get the triple letters and triple words all across the board. The person with the most points at the end wins! But hurry, this sale won’t last long! You can play the free version as a Facebook app. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version ($4.99)

Toy Story Mania – Come one, come all. Step right up and play the Disney-inspired game called Toy Story Mania! Just like the theme park ride, you’re taken to mini-games that are represented by their respective characters. Instead of pulling a string on a cannon, you swipe, shoot, flick, pop, and toss things at targets and gain points. There are 5 mini games which include: Hammin’ Eggs, Buzz Lightyears’ Flying Tossers, Bo Pee’s Baaa-loon Pop, Green Army Men Shoot Camp, and Woody’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Gallery. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | Full Review..

Shrek Forever After – Relive the fairy tale of Shrek! Here’s an adventure game based on the original movie. Shrek heads into the forest to retrieve all the kids birthday presents that Donkey dropped. He gets attacked by Robinhood and his merry men. Punch your way through to reach the next level where Rumpelstiltskin awaits! It’s a face moving game with beautiful graphics. A definite buy for any Shrek fan. Hurry, it’s only 99 cents today so get it soon!
iPad Version (99 cents) | iPhone/iPod Touch Version ($4.99)

Alice in Wonderland – if you’re an Alice fan, this is a must. This adventure puzzle game was inspired by Tim Burton’s film. Help Alice get through various mazes, finding all of her looking-glass friends. Collect shards of mirror pieces and help her get back home. Normally $4.99. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPhone/iPod Touch Lite Version (Free)

The Simpsons Arcade – If you enjoy the Simpsons, get this one and help lead Homer to the donuts! He beats up the entire neighbor for them! The game is optimized for the iPhone and iPod Touch, but I really enjoy playing it on the iPad in 2x mode. The graphics look great and the controls are even easier to use. Get it now since it’s on sale for 99 cents! It’s normally $2.99 iPhone/iPod Touch Version ($0.99) | iPhone/iPod Touch Lite Version (Free)

Sketchbook Pro – This is an amazing tool for artists. Keep a sketchbook of all your drawings right on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. It’s a professional-grade paint and drawing app. Plenty of sketching and painting tools, including several brushes, an array of colors, and layers. Normally $7.99, the iPad version is now on sale for 99 cents. iPad Version (99 cents) | iPhone / iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPhone / iPod Touch Lite Version (Free)

Navigon – This is one of the best GPS apps to hit the iTunes app store! Doing a little holiday travel? Get directions to your next destination quickly and easily with Navigon. Included are beautiful offline maps, so no need to worry about not having phone signal in a specific location. Select apps are on sale. iPhone Versions: USA ($29.99) | US East Region ($19.99) | US West Region ($19.99) | US Central Region ($19.99)

Ranch Rush 2 – The sequel to the popular time management is finally out! And it’s gone tropical! Sara’s back with a whole new adventure. Help Sara launch a new tropical farming division. Game-Center ready for the iPad. Normally $6.99, it’s on sale for 99 cents today only.
iPad Version (99 cents)

Tetris – Who doesn’t know how to play Tetris? It’s a classic! Geometric pieces drop down and you need to rotate and move them to fit in rows below. Get four rows at once and you got a super powerful Tetis! The updated graphics and colors are beautiful! It’s currently on sale for both the iPhone and iPad at its lowest price ever this weekend. So get it before it’s gone! Apps are normally $2.99 and $7.99 for the iPhone and iPad, respectively.
iPhone Version (99 cents) | iPad Version ($2.99)

Game of Life – Any idea what your future holds? Why not play the Game of Life? Just like the classic board game, but much more fun! Roll the dice and see if you own a house, have a few kids, or have a career change. Earn money as you go. Player with the most wins!
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents)

Mystic Emporium – Here’s a bewitching time management game for you! You have a little shop, The Mystic Emporium, where you brew potions, sell artifacts and grow pocus berries. As your customers come in — you’ll definitely meet withches, vampries, wizards, and more — give them what they ask for and you’ll be nicely rewarded. Both iPhone and iPad versions are on sale for Black Friday for just 99 cents! They’re both Game-Center ready so compete with your friends for the achievement points. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version (99 cents)

Price Check by Amazon – If you’re out shopping already, you may want to use this app to scan products you’re thinking about buying! Scan the barcode of an item and it’ll return you all the prices it’s selling for. Compare and see if you’re getting the best deal. It’s the perfect app for the holiday shopping season! iPhone Version (Free)

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November Bargain iPhone & iPad Apps

November 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Freebies, Games, Reviews

I hope your November is going well so far. Now that we’re in the shopping season, it’s always nice to save a bit of money. So here are this week’s top bargain apps! Purchase them quickly as offers may not last long!

Hotel Dash – This is the only time management game played vertically! From the makers of Diner Dash and Cooking Dash comes this new title. Help Flo turn a run down hotel into a fancy 5-star one! Rush up elevators to bring up guests suitcases, towels, water, and food. Normally $2.99, it’s on sale this week for just 99 cents! iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents)

Astronut – IconFactory does it again with another amazing game. Blast off into space, hopping from planet to planet into uncharted galaxies! Gather pieces of stars but avoid the evil aliens. Easy game play, Game Center-ready, and is free (first 4 levels)! 20 additional levels are available as in-app purchases for $1.99. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free)

Boxcar – Missing tweets or Facebook statuses? Here’s a great app to notify you of what you want to know the most the moment it happens. You can set it to so you only get notified of specific things, such as tweets from a specific person / group / lists or when a blog gets updated. Notifications available for these services are: Twitter, Facebook, Google Voice, Reddit, Google Buzz, Foursquare, Gowalla, Email, Github, RSS, Growl, and OMGFacts. It’s worth the download if you enjoy social networking. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free)

Google Voice – The app is back! Now you can access your Google Voice account right on your iPhone. Now you can display your Google Voice number as your caller id, manage your account right on your phone, and receive push notifications of new text/voice messages.
iPhone/iPod Touch 4 Version (Free)

Kik Messenger – It’s a free cross-platform smartphone to smartphone messenger. Sending a message is fast and easy. It’ll even tell you when your message was read. It has a beautiful interface and works on iPhone, Blackberry, and Android.
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free)

Magic Fiddle – Smule is back with another great app! Learn how to play a fiddle right on your iPad! Holding it may be hard at first because of the iPad’s shape, but you’ll get the hang of it soon enough. Try out Twinkle Twinkle at your first song in the songbook. Additional song sets are available for 99 cents. Normally $2.99, the app is on sale this weekend only for 99 cents!
iPad Version (99 cents)

TouchPetsCats – Love cats but are you allergic to them? Or love them so much you wish you could carry them around with you all the time? Now you can have your very own virtual cat pet with TouchPetsCats! Adopt an adorable cutie and take care of it each day. It needs lots of love and attention just like real cats! iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free)

Totally Tangled – There’s not too much to this app, but if you love the movie previews (coming out Nov. 24th), you may enjoy it! There are three main functions to the app — a sliding puzzle game, a character photo, and a link to the movie’s trailer. The puzzle game takes a scene from the movie and mixes it up. You need to un-tangle it. ;) You can also take a photo with Pascal. The movie trailer looks amazing! iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free)

Mr.Aah! – Jump from building to building by swinging across the screen (like Spiderman). Land right in the center of the building to earn bonus points. You have three lives, so use them wisely! See how far you can get before falling down the buildings!
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free) | iPhone/iPod Touch Lite Version (Free)

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iPhone & iPad App Review: We Doodle

November 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Games, Reviews

If you love to draw, or doodle, then I have a game for you! It’s Ngmoco’s latest title called “We Doodle.” It’s a a cross between “Pictionary” and “Win, Lose, or Draw” where you take turns drawing out words and have your friends guess what it is.

Login with your Plus+ account and start a new game. Here you have a three game choices. You can play a match with friends (people on your Plus+ friends list), a match with random players, or a live match where you draw and guess with users around the world in real-time.

Click on “Go” to create a new game. At the start of each game, you also have the option of adjusting the game’s settings. You can change the:

  • Number of pictures (up to 10)
  • Rounds (up to 5)
  • Time Limit (4 hours to 7 days)

Once you create a game, you are given a word to draw. Draw the word to the best of your ability. You also have a selection of colors and tools to use in the lower right. Submit your drawings and wait for your friends to guess them. Your friends have 60 seconds to guess each drawing. This is a turn-based game, so you can play at your convenience.

Once your friend(s) make their guesses, it’s your turn to award them points! It’s 3 points for every drawing they get right, and if you reply within 5:30 hours, you get extra bonus points as well.

The points you earn are the amount of coins you get. Collect and save your coins to purchase new backgrounds, stencils, ink colors, pens, brushes, and more! The more your play, the more fun things you can purchase from the Doodle shop.

We Doodle is a freemium app, so you’ll get the ocassional ads. You can remove the ads by going to the “Doodle Bank” and purchasing the upgrade for $4.99. The ads are somewhat bothersome in the iPhone version, but are non-intrusive on the iPad version. Of the two versions, the game is more fun to play on the iPad because of the screen real estate.

Some tips when playing:

  • If you want to save the image you drew, take a snapshot of it. You won’t see the full image again after you submit it.
  • Be careful not to close the app when taking a snapshot. You will lose your image if it wasn’t submitted yet.
  • Useful tools to purchase are the brushes and inks colors. I didn’t find the stencils, pen, spray can very useful in my drawings.
  • If you want to earn more XP and coins quickly, play the Live mode (as games are played instantly and coins are awarded right after).
  • Turn Doodle Assist off. It tries to connect all of your lines even when you don’t want them to.

Overall, it’s a fun game to play with your friends and I’m sure it’ll bring out your creativity. You might just unlock the hidden artist inside of you!

Download: iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free) | iPad Version (Free)

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iPhone and iPad App Review: Smurfs’ Village

November 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Freebies, Games, iPad, Reviews

Hooray, hooray! The Smurfs are in here! Get ready for the smurfy cuteness to invade your iPhones and iPads! If you enjoy games like We rule and Farmville, you’ll love Smurfs’ Village even more. It’s a universal app newly released by CapcomMobile. Based on the original cartoon and comic art, this game brings back a lot of childhood memories for some of us.

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Veteran’s Day Bargain iPhone and iPad Apps

November 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Freebies, Games, Reviews

Saluting all of our wonderful and amazing heroes on this Veteran’s Day! Thank you for keeping our country safe! Here are some bargain apps for you on this honorable day!

Smurfs’ Village – Gargamel invaded the Smurfs’ Village and now they’re all scattered all over the forest! Help them rebuild their village and find one another again! If you enjoy games like We Rule and Farmville on the iPhone/iPad, you’ll love this even more. You have the farming of berries, and the building of houses, mushroom houses, but what makes this game stands apart are the mini-games and quests for each level. Mix some potions with Papa Smurf, bake some goodies with Greedy, unwrap a present from Jokey, and more! The graphics are beautiful and so true to the original smurf cartoons, hitting a soft spot for us Smurf fans. Connect with your Facebook account for even more fun, including gift giving to your friends as well as visiting their Smurf Villages. Best of all, it’s absolutely free! Universal App (Free)

Fruit Ninja – easy to play, but challenging to master! Use your ninja skills and slash fruit as they fling in the air. Don’t let a fruit fall down untouched! Also be careful and watch out for the bombs! Slash as many fruits as you can and climb the leaderboards in Game Center! Fun game and well worth the 99 cents. Also available for the iPad with even more multi-touch fun.
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version ($4.99)

Strawberry Shortcake – Celebrate 30 sweet years of Strawberry Shortcake! This app brings me back to my childhood! Help Strawberry Shortcake serve up some delicious smoothies! Sort the fruits and glasses as quickly as you can! Also meet her best friends — Blueberry Muffin, Lemon Meringue, and Orange Blossom! iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents)

Empire Story – Create an Greek/Roman empire based on your wild imagination! Build and decorate it with arenas, Colosseum, temples, and wonders. Use your storm8 account to send gifts and visit your friends’ empires. Achievements will be published to Game Center, and the game is absolutely free. Universal Version (Free)

Geared – a beautifully designed puzzle game where you try to fit gears into place to make them spin like clockwork! With over 150 unique levels, this game is quite challenging and an excellent brain teaser. The iPad version is free for this week only. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPhone/iPod Touch Lite (Free) | iPad Version (Free)

Slice It! – Once you slice it, you can’t stop! Slice various shapes to get the same ratio or surface area. You’re given the number of slices to create, and the shape to create it from. Cut and slash and level up! Adorable graphics and animation. New universal version with Game Center. Universal Version (99 cents)

Pocket Frogs – Collect, breed, and discover new species of beautiful frogs! Take your frog out to the pond so it could eat dragonflies in the air. Or enter a frog race to gain more gold or bring home a new frog. Play online or offline. And you can find your friends via Plus+ social gaming network. Lots of new updates in the latest version. New Game Center achievements, Frogdex (index of frogs), and more! Still absolutely free! Universal Version (Free)

Words with Friends – Challenge your friends with a round of everyone’s favorite crossword game! Newtoy’s popular “Words with Friends” game is now available in a free ad-supported iPad version. Grab it now if you own an iPad! iPad Ad Version (Free) | iPad Version ($2.99) | iPhone Version ($2.99) | iPhone Ad Version (Free)

Trade Nations – Start with creating your own small village and turn it into an amazing city! Harvest raw resources like wood and wheat. Trade them in the markets for gold to build more homes and farms. Create jobs for your villagers and turn your village into an efficient and productive city. You can use magic beans to complete jobs more quicker. Expand your village by adding new buildings, creating new jobs, adding decorations, and more! Sign up for a jujuPlay account for the social aspects. Universal App (Free)

Toys R Us – is a smaller version of the Toys R Us Christmas Book. It’s a fun way for your kids to create wishlists of items they want. Tap and drop items into their wishlists. The animation is fun, but the catalog is lacking a lot of products. Hopefully they improve this in the near future. iPad Version (Free)

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iPad Case Review: Fabrix Booklet

November 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Gadgets and Accessories, iPad, Reviews

If you’re looking for a nice clean design, you need to take a look at the Fabrix Booklet! It’s a folio-styled iPad case that holds your iPad securely in place, minus al the bulk.

Open the case and simply slide in your iPad into the slot. The slot has cutouts for the iPad screen, the Ambient Light Sensor, and the Home button. Along the edges are cutouts for ports like the headset, speakers, charger, as well as openings for the on/off, orientation (soon to be mute), and volume buttons.

Once the iPad is in, you can close the front flap and it’ll look like a beautiful book. The booklet is held together using ultra thin magnets. This prevents the front flap from opening up on its own. Anti-slip suede used on the interior prevents the iPad from sliding out. You can hold it upside to test. To take the iPad out will require you to pull it out. This eliminates the need for straps or small flaps to hold it in.

When you open the flap, there are three small and thin compartments on the inner side. These compartments are nice to slide in business cards, or smaller pieces of paper. Bend the flap further back to create a sturdy landscape iPad stand. You can put it in portrait mode, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

One downfall of this case is that doesn’t protect every aspect of the iPad. The left edges of the iPad (if you held it in portrait mode) are exposed, making scratches and bumps possible. I would recommend carrying this case in an iPad bag if you intend to take it to various place, or apply a scratch protect system that covers the edges of the iPad.

Overall, the simplistic look and high quality materials used for this case sets it apart from other cases. The case is lightweight and protects the screen, which is a huge plus.

The Fabrix Booklet is available in 3 colors — Faux Black, Gray Matter, and Classic Tan, perfect whether you’re a fashionista, a professional, or both!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars · $59.90 · FabrixCases.com

Disclosure: This product was sent by Fabrix for review purposes. This is part of Beatweek Magazine’s coverage of iPhone and iPad products. Opinions expressed in this article are my own.

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iPad Case Review: Incipio 1337

November 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Gadgets and Accessories, iPad, Reviews

Serious iPad gamers need a good grip on their device. The only iPad case on the market that can keep up with the quick turns and high speed racing games is Incipio’s 1337 iPad case. Ergonomically designed, this high density silicone case makes your gaming experience more enjoyable.

Four L-shaped protrusions on the back make the iPad very easy to hold. You’ll have the same sturdy grip on the iPad, no matter which direction you hold it. It doesn’t exactly feel like a steering wheel, but it’s pretty close!

The entire case is made of soft silicone that’s light and extremely easy to put on. It’s one piece that you can fit your iPad in, one corner at at time. The case is thick in the back for easy holding, and covers the entire iPad (except for the screen), leaving the edges well protected. There are cutouts for the certain ports like the headset, orientation button (soon to be mute button), speakers, and charging areas. The On/Off and volume buttons are covered and are much easier to control with the case’s own buttons.

The interior of the case is shaped into a unique honeycomb pattern. This reduces 30% of the case’s weight, yet still gives your iPad superior protection and absorbing any bumps or shocks.

The Incipio 1337 iPad case is available in 3 colors: Dark Red, Blue Steel, and Yellow. The case comes with a Surface Protector and Microfiber Cleaning Cloth and can be purchased for $34.99.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars · $34.99 · myIncipio.com

Disclosure: This product was sent by Incipio for review purposes. This is part of Beatweek Magazine’s coverage of iPhone and iPad products. Opinions expressed in this article are my own.

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iPad Case Review: iFrogz Soft Gloss

November 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Gadgets and Accessories, iPad, Reviews

The iFrogz Soft Gloss iPad case is simplicity with a little pizazz! If you ever slipped into those jelly shoes back in the 80′s, you’ll feel right at home with this case.

This clear case features a radial circular pattern etched on the interior, highlighting the beautiful AppleTM logo in the back.

Putting the iPad in the case is quite easy. Just slide one corner at a time and it’s in. There are cutouts for all ports and buttons on the iPad, making all functionalities accessible. The case covers all the edges of the iPad, protecting it from any potential bumps and scratches.

What makes this case stand out is the beautiful design. You get ouu’s and ahh’s when you carry your iPad around in this. It’s sleek, compact, and should fit in most iPad sleeves and bags. It makes a fashion statement while protecting your iPad! It’s a total blast from the past!

The iFrogs Soft Gloss is available in three retro translucent colors — pink, blue, and clear. You can get them for $29.99 at iFrogz.com

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars · $29.99 · iFrogz.com · Purchase on Amazon

Disclosure: This product was sent by iFrogz for review purposes. This is part of Beatweek Magazine’s coverage of iPhone and iPad products. Opinions expressed in this article are my own.

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Review: Just Mobile AluPen

November 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Gadgets and Accessories, iPad, Reviews

When it comes to elegance and design, Just Mobile understands and delivers. Sculptured from fine soft aluminum is the exciting new AlupenTM; a stylus made with the iPad in mind.

This chunky pencil-shaped stylus gives you what their competitors don’t — more precision and control over your device. The simplistic design in itself is one to marvel at. This piece fits perfectly in your hand, like a chalk or a crayon when you were a child. The wider pen gives a better grip and more control of your writing or drawing.

Instead of a flat tip like some of their competitors, the Alupen has a soft round tip used to write on your iPad. No matter what angle you hold the stylus in, it’ll still make the intended marks on your device.

It’s the perfect tool to use with iPad apps like Penultimate (note taking/drawing app) and We Doodle (drawing game). You’ll be surprised at how much your handwriting is more clear when writing. Or how more crisps your drawings are.

Another plus to this stylus is the beautiful color. It matches Apple products perfectly! It’ll match your Apple iPad, keyboard, and trackpad like it was part of a set.

This stylus also works on the iPhone and iPod Touch, however, the size of it may seem a little awkward on the smaller devices. Overall, this is probably the best stylus for the iPad on the market now and is a necessity for any tablet artist.

Just Mobile’s new AlupenTM comes in only aluminum color and can be purchased for $24.95. For more information, see their official website.

Disclosure: This product was sent by Just Mobile for review purposes. This is part of Beatweek Magazine’s coverage of iPhone and iPad products. Opinions expressed in this article are my own.

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Halloween iPhone and iPad Apps!

October 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Games, Reviews

Happy Halloween to all you geeks, ghouls, and goblins! Here are special Halloween apps for you to be bobbin’! Pleasant dreams and have a safe night. But be careful out there and don’t let the vampires bite!

If you’re looking for more games to sink your teeth in, check out my hot list of Game Center-enabled apps!

Plants vs Zombies – You have to know what game this is! It’s only one of the most popular game to ever exist! The title of the game sounds scary, but it’s totally adorable and addictive — what a combo! Protect your house by planting various protective plants in front of it. Zombies charge across the lawn, hoping to get a meal or two — your brains! Some flowers create sunshine, while others just kill the zombies. Set your plants out strategically to slow down the zombies while collecting coins to purchase more plants! Both iPhone and iPad versions are on sale, up to 66% off this weekend. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version ($4.99)

Alice in Wonderland – if you’re an Alice fan, this is a must. This adventure puzzle game was inspired by Tim Burton’s film. Help Alice get through various mazes, finding all of her looking-glass friends. Collect shards of mirror pieces and help her get back home. Normally $4.99, it’s only 99 cent this weekend.
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPhone/iPod Touch Lite Version (Free)

Zombie Pizza – Zombies love to eat brains.. and pizza! Who knew? Zombie Pizza is a light-hearted horror puzzle game that is such a treat for this Halloween!
It combines my two favorite types of games into one — puzzle and time management game. It gets your brains racking.. and on pizzas! Add hearts, brains, and other disgusting body parts onto pizzas to feed zombies before they eat you!
iPhone/iPod Touch Version ($1.99) | iPhone/iPod Touch Lite Version (Free)

Angry Birds Halloween – Just in time for Halloween! The new Angry Birds hits the app store and is well received! ‘Tis the season to be squishing pigs! 45 new spooktacular levels for you to play, filled with floating lanterns, pumpkins, and many more obstacles! Completely integrated with Game Center, so compete with your friends for the highest scores!
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version ($1.99)

Crazy Pumpkin – This popular app is back again and better than before! It’s your very own digital Jack-o-Latern! Swipe his eyes, nose, and mouth to create your very own unique Jack-o-Latern! Shake your device to change the light’s colors and play a random creepy sound. Definitely fun at Halloween parties, or while trick-or-treating! Full version is free this weekend. I included the lite version in case the price goes up.
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free) | iPhone/iPod Touch Lite Version (Free)

Spooky Spirits: Puzzle Drop is a match-three type of puzzle game where you drop colored droplets to match with the fallen pieces. The twist is that you can only drop two colors at a time. it up to switch the colors, down to drop, left or right to move in those directions. It takes a bit to familiarize yourself with the controls, but is fun once you mastered it. Over 70 levels and is free this weekend only. Normally 99 cents.
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Top 10 iPhone Apps with Game Center

October 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Apple, Games, Reviews

Want to rank #1 on Apple’s global leaderboards? Compete with your friends for the top spot while racking up those achievement points!

iOS 4.1 lets you experience social gaming in a whole new way. But not sure which games to buy? No need to fret! Here’s a list of some of the top 10 Game Center apps just for you!

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Hot New iPhone Games, including Angry Birds Halloween!

October 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Games, Reviews

Here’s a list of this week’s hottest bargain apps! My favorites this week are definitely Angry Birds Halloween and Plock! Find me on Game Center — ‘daynah’ Enjoy! ;)

Angry Birds Halloween – Just in time for Halloween! The new Angry Birds hits the app store and is well received! ‘Tis the season to be squishing pigs! 45 new spooktacular levels for you to play, filled with floating lanterns, pumpkins, and many more obstacles! Completely integrated with Game Center, so compete with your friends for the highest scores!
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version ($1.99)

Plock – Although I haven’t played this popular game on Facebook, I think it’s a lot more fun on the iPhone or iPod Touch. The screen is filled with colorful square blocks that you must clear. Tap on matching colored blocks (of two or more) to clear them to earn points. Classic modes allows you one minute to break as many as possible. Survival mode allows you to play as long as you can! When no more matches are possible, shake your device to mix up the blocks! Leaderboards on both OpenFeint and Apple’s Game Center. iPhone Version (99 cents)

Godfinger All Stars – If you’re familiar with the first version of Godfinger, this new app is its updated replacement. Using your Plus+ account, log in and your previous data will be transferred over automatically. Lots of new levels and updates! Build your planet while taking care or terrorizing your followers with your godly wonders. iPhone Version (Free) | iPad Version (Free)

Toy Story 3 Memory Match is a very basic match-3 card game. Flip over cards one at a time to find matches of Toy Story 3 characters. Race against the clock! Do well and earn various Toy Story 3 wallpapers for your iPhone. The app is sponsored by Toys R Us. Again, it’s very basic, but if you enjoy simple games or Disney apps, this one is for you. iPhone Version (Free)

Restaurant Story – think you got what it takes to run a restaurant? Why not open a virtual one? Design your new business and cook plenty of food for your customers! Customize and choose your menu. Items that take long to cook will of course make you more money. Earn money to build an even bigger restaurant and expand your menu choices. Universal App (Free)

Ponk – If you love match 3 games, you have to try this one. Bubbles fall from the top and you must match the colored bubbles together by dragging them. The more you match, the more points earned. Some falling bubbles include ones you can’t move, and ones that can eliminate any colored bubbles it touches. iPhone Version (99 cents)

Little Things – is a fun seek and find game. You literally find little things within little things. All graphics are made up of smaller graphics of particular colors. Search for 5 given items to be awards points. The faster your find the items, the more you earn! A new lite version is also available for your to try before buying. Normally $2.99, the full version is on sale until the Oct. 30th for 99 cents. iPad Version (99 cents) | iPad Lite Version (Free)

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We Doodle, Instagram, Trainyard, and more! iPhone apps that Rock!

October 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Games, Reviews

Looking for new apps? Here are the hottest bargain iPhone and iPad apps for the week of October 18th, 2010!

We Doodle is like pictionary for the phone! Play with your friends on Plus+ game network, or start a new game with a random player! You’re given 3 words you need to draw. You can skip up to two words. Your opponents gets a few seconds to guess each of the illustrations. If they’re correct, you can award them points! Points earned can be trade for better brushes, stencils, backgrounds, colors, and more! One downside on the iPhone version is the ads that frequently show up when you take turns playing the game. Want to play? Add me — ‘daynah’
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free) | iPad Version (Free)

Instagram is just the latest craze! It’s like Twitter with pictures! Take a photo and apply a filter to it. Upload and share with your friends. App can be configured to post photos to various locations. Followers can comment on your photos, just like twitter! App is absolutely free, and there’s a great community of photographers there. Come join! iPhone Version (Free)

Sally’s Salon Luxury Edition – the latest update added new sparkling graphics that makes Sally and her salon really shine! If you’re not familiar with the game, it’s a time management styled game where you get to play Sally who runs a salon. Wash, cut, trim, and color customers hair! Do it in a timely manner, and get awarded with plenty of points! Normally $2.99, now 99 cents. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version ($2.99)

ScrapPad – If your iPad is loaded with all your photos, why not put them all in a digital scrapbook? ScrapPad allows you to make fabulous layouts by dragging and dropping elements. Simply select embellishments, pinch and squeeze to resize, turn to rotate, to your heart’s content. Add in your photos and text to make the perfect personalized scrapbook. Normally $4.99, it’s on sale for 99 cents for a limited time. iPad Version (99 cents)

TED – The TED conference brings remarkable people with inspiring minds to speak. These amazing videos are online and and available to all, but there’s just something special and nice watching it on your iPad. The interface is just beautiful. Tap on a video to read more about it and watch it. Tap on the corner for to watch the video on full screen. An iPhone version is also available. iPad Version (Free) | iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free)

Trainyard is a fun puzzle game where you draw out tracks to help the trains reach their destination. The first few puzzles are super easy, but wait until you get to the later levels. Simple and easy to play, but hard to master! Try out the free version.
iPhone Version (99 cents) | iPhone Version (Free)

iShred: Guitar + Effects – whether you’re just learning how to play the guitar, or an expert, you’ll greatly enjoy this app! Strum your favorite songs practically anywhere! Create new songs, change your guitar pedals, and record it! Normally $4.99, but on sale for 99 cents today.
iPhone Version (99 cents)

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Hot iPhone and iPad Apps for 10-10-2010

October 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Games, Reviews

Here’s a list of hot bargain apps for the week of 10-10-2010! So what were you doing on 10/10/2010 10:10pm. I was busy gaming as you can see. ;)

Cut the Rope – If you haven’t downloaded this gem yet, do it now! Who doesn’t love physics games with something as adorable as a green pet that only eats candy? Candy dangles on a rope and you must cut it so that it falls right into the mouth of your cute pet. Lite version contains a lot of free levels, but I suggest getting the full version for even more! Game Center is available on both lite and full iPhone versions.
iPhone Version (99 cents) | iPhone Version (Free) | iPad Version ($1.99) | iPad Lite Version (Free)

Bejeweled 2 + Blitz – Your favorite match-3 game goes on sale! Pop Cap is celebrating their 10-Year anniversary so it’s on sale! Match gems to clear the row or column. Get powerups to blast a whole section. Game is over when no more moves are available.
iPhone Version (99 cents)

Bookworm – Hello there little bookworm. Why not sink your teeth into some big words? Link adjacent letters to form words for Lex the Bookworm to eat. The bigger the words, the more points you get. Watch for power-ups! Normally $2.99, it’s on sale for 99 cents this week for Pop Cap’s 10 year anniversary. Get it fast! iPhone Version (99 cents)

Super Mega Worm – Retro games are making their way back! And if this game wasn’t a classic before, it should be! Giant worm invades earth, whose main goal is to cleanse Earth of sinful humans. Yes it’s a bit on the violence side, but fun nevertheless. I must warn you, your thumbs will start to hurt as you rack up those points! Game Center is enabled on iOS 3.2 devices.
Universal Version (99 cents) | Universal Lite Version (Free)

Time Geeks: Find All! – a fun seek and find game in a colorful world of pixels. The artwork alone is alone is a great reason to purchase. You are timed for finding the given item. The faster you find it, the more starts you get for that task. Unlock achievements and mini-games along the way! Game Center is enabled for iOS 3.2 devices, so compete against your friends!
iPhone Version (99 cents)

Zappos – As if your weren’t addicted to shopping at Zappos.com already, they just made a gorgeous iPad app that let’s your browse through all of your future accessories! Select an item and swipe up and down to scroll though the different angles. It sure makes shopping a lot of fun! Tab through reviews, more details, and more info about the brand. Shop for shoes, clothing, bags, beauty products, as well as housewares. Great user interface and that’s both functional and easy to use! iPad Version (Free)

Sir Lovalot – You get to play the part of a knight in shiny armor, ready to rescue the princesses! Hop up the castle and rescue the girls and be sure to get a smooch before you jump back out of the window. Collect items along the way and see how high you can go! It’s like Doodle Jump with a twist! Literally! Tilt your device to twist the castle and hop on the different pedestals!
iPhone Version (99 cents)

Tilt To Live – Tilt the device to maneuver around the red dots. Pick out power ups along the way to blast those vicious red dots away. Be careful not to touch them, else the game is over. Very easy concept, but quite challenging to play. The iPad version is available for free, but to upgrade to full version is $3.99 (in-app purchase). iPhone version is available as well.
iPad Version (Free) | iPhone Version ($2.99)

Doodle Grub is an adorable game of snakes! You’re actually start out as a small worm. Eat the fresh green apples by tiling your device to grow even bigger. Avoid the poisonous apples as well as the spiny porcupines! Running into the porcupines will make you smaller. Very adorable graphics and various themes to choose from. Game center is enabled, and lots more updates to come! iPhone Version (Free)

0.03 Seconds – If you enjoy testing your reaction time, this one is a fun one. It measures your reaction time to the milliseconds and pixels! Think you got what tit takes? Take these tests and see! Free version has 8 stages, while pro version has 24.
iPhone Version (Free) | iPhone Version (99 cents)

Despicable Me: Minion Mania – Enjoyed the movie? Now you can play with the cute minions right on your devices! Become one of the greatest supervillians by commanding Gru’s army of Minions through the top secret laboratory! Includes 20 stages. Originally $4.99, currently on sale for 99 cents for both iPhone and iPad versions.
iPhone Lite Version (Free) | iPhone Version (99 cents) | iPad Version (99 cents)

Slice It! – Once you slice it, you can’t stop! Slice various shapes to get the same ratio or surface area. You’re given the number of slices to create, and the shape to create it from. Cut and slash and level up! Adorable graphics and animation. Try out the free version first to get 15 levels for free. iPhone Version (99 cents) | iPhone Version (Free)

Cro-Mag Rally – Play the wildest racing 3D game yet! You’ve seen it in all of the Apple commercials, now get it for yourself for this special sale price! Race those pre-historic vehicles. Universal app for both your iPhone and iPad. Normally $2.99, it’s on sale for 99 cents.
Universal Version (99 cents)

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How Well Are You Sleeping? Find out with Zeo!

October 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Gadgets and Accessories, Reviews

Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Or are you curious about your sleeping habits? Now you can find out just how well you’re sleeping. Meet the Zeo, your very own personal sleeping coach!

Monitoring your sleeping habits has never been so easy. Simply put the Zeo headband on right before bedtime. The Zeo headband will magically record your sleeping habits and send it wirelessly to the Zeo device. When you wake up, put the headband back on the device to charge, and check out your ZQ score.

What is ZQ?
In a single number, ZQ objectively measures the quality and quantity of your sleep by calculating the total amount of time you slept (Total Z) and adding and subtracting points based on the amount of restorative sleep (Deep and REM) and disruptive sleep (time and duration spent awake) that you get throughout the night. The result is a simple, unique way to both measure and understand your sleep.

While testing out the product, I found that it takes a bit of getting use to at first. The headband may slip, move, and even fall off while you sleep at night. If you have long hair, the best way to wear it is over the forehead and under the hair. That seems to keep it in place through the night. Put the headband over the hair tends to make it slip. When the headband does fall off, the Sleep Score show up as “inefficient data” and the score for that night will not be added to your average ZQ score.

When you sleep, the headband will collect the electrical signals naturally produced by the brain and transmit it to the device. When you wake up, simply put the headband back on the magnetic top of the device, and began to analyze your sleep. You can see how long and how well you slept last night, in addition to how many times you woke up, if you were in deep sleep or not, and your ZQ score. Tab through your sleep graph for to see exactly what times you were in deep sleep, REM, and when you woke up!

Your sleeping data is saved locally onto a SD card. For further analysis of your sleeping habits, take the sd card and upload the data online onto Mysleep.myzeo.com (via your computer). On the website, can see graphs of your average sleep time, and your personal coach can help you analyze the data. The graphs look amazing on the website, breaking down your data into various easy-to-understand charts.

If you have an iPhone, there’s an added bonus. The new myZeo (Sleep Viewer) iPhone app allows you can take your sleep analysis tool on the go. I found that I use the app more often since its easier to analyze my sleep when I have a free minute or two. Before you use the iPhone app, be sure to sign up for an account on the Mysleep.myzeo.com first and upload your Zeo data. Log into the iPhone app and you’re first greeted with bar graphs displaying data from your last 7 nights. You can quickly view your ZQ score for the entire week. For further analysis, click on “Nightly Data” to see exactly what type of sleep and how well you slept for that night. Swipe left and right to cycle through each day. Rotate the screen to take a closer look of the nightly graph (same graph you’ll find on your device and the website). This graph will display exactly when you fell asleep, when you were awake, and when you had light and deep sleep. The user interface of the iPhone app was very easy to read, and the data display looks gorgeous. Graphs are highlighted in various colors, making the data very easy to understand.

As you update your data onto the website, your myZeo Sleeping Coach will analyze this data and email you a sleep fitness assessment. These emails are personalized with helpful hints on what you can improve your ZQ score.

Overall, I think the Zeo is quite an amazing product. Never have we been able to visualize how well we’re sleeping until now. If you’re interested in knowing more about yourself and your sleeping habits, I highly recommend this product. The only downfall is the high price, but I feel it’s worth it in the long run. The more you know, the better you’ll sleep.

You can purchase the Zeo online for $199. It comes with the display device, a headband, a SD card and USB reader, a SmartWake alarm option, and access to all of the online analysis tools. Additional access to the Guided Coach options are $7.95 a month or $79.95 a year. If you prefer to pay up front $299 for the device, you also get a lifetime of Guided Coaching. For more information, see myZeo.com.

Disclosure: This product was sent by Zeo for review purposes. his is part of Beatweek Magazine’s coverage of iPhone products. Opinions expressed in this article are my own.

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Review: STM iPad Org Board

October 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Gadgets and Accessories, iPad, Reviews

Need a way to organize your iPad and its accessories? Meet the new STM iPad Org Board — it’s a minimalist’s design for taking your necessities on the go.

The iPad Org Board was designed with an on-to-go person in mind. Both sides of the board are made to be functional. One side of the board is made of neoprene, aimed to hold and protect the iPad. The other side is made of a micro ripstop backing along with a strip of stretchy fabric runs across it to create four slots for your accessories.

The neoprene side has a pocket that your iPad can slide right into. On top is a flap closure that encloses your iPad entirely in the sleeve. In the middle is a backing made of a sturdy board to give the Org Board its shape. I recommend sliding your iPad in face down so it’s flat on this surface.

On the flip side is a 300D micro ripstop that has 4 slots for your accessories. There are two large slots and two smaller ones. The large slots fit items like an iPhone or an iPod Touch. Ideally, you may want to put your iPhone or iPod Touch in one and wrap your charging cable in the other slot. In the center are two smaller slots, perfect for a pen, stylus, and/or headsets.

One thing to keep in mind is that the neoprene is form-fitted for the iPad, so it’ll work best if the iPad does not have a case on (unless it’s super slim). On the organizational side, I recommend sliding your iPod Touch or iPhone into the slot without a case, or with a very slim case on. A thick case may stretch the slot, or make it difficult to take out.

The ideal use for this iPad Org Board is if you want to carry your iPad to a short distance, perhaps to a meeting. You can carry it on your arm like a folder and still have all your accessories when you reach your destination. It’s also ideal to pack your iPad Org Board into another bag to make it easier to take your necessities with you anywhere.

Overall, the STM iPad Org Board is thin, minimal, and very lightweight to carry your iPad in. It’s certainly one of the more unique iPad accessories that makes a great organizational tool that’s perfect for carrying alone or putting it in another bag. It could be purchased at STMbags.com for $24.95.

3.5 out of 5 stars · STMbags.com · $24.95

Disclosure: This product was sent by STM for review purposes. This is part of Beatweek Magazine’s coverage of iPad products. Opinions expressed in this article are my own.

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Top Bargain iPhone and iPad Apps for October!

October 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Games, Reviews

Looking for new apps? Start October off right with some great iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad games and apps at the best lowest prices. They’re hand-picked and tested by yours truly! Enjoy!

We City – Love the city? Why not build your own city from scratch? From the makers of We Rule and We Farm comes the new We City! Start out by building a school, factory, and a few houses and apartments. Collect money from taxes and selling products to build a convenient store, fast food restaurant, pet store, and much much more. The graphics are gorgeous and music is quite soothing to listen to. Best of all, it’s free! Use your Plus+ account to find your friends and purchase items from their stores! iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free) | iPad Version (Free)

Super Monkey Ball 2 is a popular hit on the iPhone! Dive into the new 3D world of Super Monkey Ball 2 with your favorite 4 monkeys! If you love this game on other platforms, you’ll love it even more with the iPhone’s accelerometer and touch screen. Have better control as you launch your monkeys off of various ramps and collect bananas. There’s also plenty of mini games to keep you busy, including Monkey Golf, Monkey Target, and Monkey Bowling! This game is jammed-packed! Originally $9.99, this game is on sale fr 99 cents for a limited time.
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version ($7.99)

Osmos – You get to play the part of a moving orb, or mote as the game calls it. Your mission is to move around and swallow up orbs smaller than you. Move around by tapping in front and slow down by tapping in back of your orb. It gets really addictive! Normally $2.99, it’s now 99 cents for a limited time. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version ($4.99)

Angry Birds – This popular game has been recently updated to include Game Center. Now you can climb up the worldwide leaderboard! Slingshot birds to knock out the pesky pigs! Score big points when you do it in just a few shots. Definitely worth the 99 cents!
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPhone/iPod Touch Lite Version (Free) | iPad Version ($4.99)

Sparkles the Game – Your mission is to save Crowberry Woods! The game play is pretty simple. As a row of snake-like orbs enters the screen, tap where you want your orb to land. Match 3 or more orbs to make them disappear! Make several matches in a row to receive powerups. But be careful, don’t let the orbs fall into the abyss! So work quickly! Normally $2.99, but on sale today for 99 cents. There is a free version, so try before you buy!
iPhone/iPod touch (99 cents) | iPhone/iPod Touch Lite Version (Free)

Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2 – Take home the world’s fastest hedgehog and race with him into all sorts of adventures! Run around on loops and spins, and hold on to all your rings! Sonic the hedgehodge is a speedy one, can you handle him? Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2 are both available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Originally $5.99, they are both on sale for $1.99 for a limited time.
Sonic the HedgeHodge 1 / iPhone ($1.99) | Sonic the HedgeHodge 2 / iPhone ($1.99)

Spore CreaturesTM – Create, explore, and evolve! Create your land creature and explore the big wide open spaces while eating lower lifeforms. As you grow bigger, evolve and gain new abilities! It’s survival of the fittest! This game is an excellent follow-up to the hit Spore Origins. Normally $6.99, it’s now 99 cents for a limited time!
iPhone/iPod touch (99 cents) | iPhone/iPod Touch Lite Version (Free)

PAC-MAN Championship Edition – Think you’re the ultimate Pac-Man fan? Play Pac-man in various modes including Mission, Championship, Challenge, and Online Tournament (using Facebook). Complete each mission and see who is the dot-chomping champion! Normally $2.99, on sale now for 99 cents. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents)

Glee Karaoke – If you love singing and you’re a Gleek, this app was made especially for you! Sing your favorite Glee song while earning fans and plenty of starburts! Everytime you sing a song, you’ll earn starbursts as a reward. Sing better, follow missions and share your recordings to earn even more starbursts. The latest app updates include a one-time practice for any track before you buy as well as support for iPod Touch 4 users. Normally $2.99, get it for 99 cents. Universal App (99 cents)

Star Wars: Cantina – If you enjoy time management games, as well as Star Wars, you’ll love this one! You get to play the part of galactic adventurer Nia Adea, running your little cantina on Tatooine! Serve drinks to your customers quickly and accurately because they could get a little difficult! Originally $6.99, it’s now only 99 cents.
iPhone / iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version ($4.99)

Diptic is a sweet little photography app that lets you combine multiple photos to create new image. Adding and updating the image is really easy. Export to your photo roll or email to your friends. Originally $3.99, now free just today. iPhone / iPod Touch 4 Version (Free)

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iPhone App Review: FoodSpotting

September 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Games, Reviews, Social Networking

Now be honest, when you see a beautiful dessert, can you refrain from snapping a photo of it? If you watch the Food Network, or just enjoy food in general, this community is just for you! It’s called FoodSpotting — a fun social network with food-snapping users who share their daily dishes through photos and reviews.

The website is fun to browse, but it’s much more fun to share your eateries while you’re on location. That’s why there’s a fun iPhone app for that! There are 5 major functions on the iPhone app — Browse, Find, Spot, Guides, and Profile. Let’s step through each one.

Browse. This is a photographic way to see all the foods around you! The app uses the gps to find photos of food taken near your current location. This makes it easier to find restaurants if you see something you like. The photos are displayed in a fun slideshow of postage stamps that you can swipe back and forth. See a food item you like? Tap on it to see the person’s review, their review, and the location of where you can get it. You can also tag the photo with “Want It,” “Nom it”, add in your own photo, or even leave a comment for the foodspotter.

Find. This option displays a list of restaurants that are near your current location. Click on a restaurant and view photos of the dishes taken there along with their reviews. Click on the photos for more options (similar to the Browse feature) — “Want it,” “Nom it,”, leave a comment for the foodspotter, and more.

Spot. This function is what makes the app. When you’re at a restaurant or eatery and your food comes out, click on “Spot.” It’ll prompt you to select or take a new photo of your dish. Once you pick an option to add a photo, also select the restaurant location and type of food on the top. After, click on “Add sighting” and your food photo would automatically be uploaded on the site for all to see and nom! You also have the option to connect to your Facebook, Twitter, and/or Foursquare accounts when uploading.

Guides. If you follow the Food Network and/or the Travel Channel, you’ll love this feature. Let’s say for example, you enjoy the restaurants Anthony Bourdain visits. You can follow one of his city guides on Foodspotting and it’ll list restaurants he visited in that city. You can then eat everything he ate! Add your own photos to complete the guide. Other guides include ones created by Zagat, Top Chef, Food Network, Travel Channel, 7×7 Magazine, and many more.

Profile. This section displays your Foodspotting user profile. The first page displays your recent activities, foods your spotted, foods you wanted, guides you’re following, and how many people you follow. Tap on the options to drill down deeper.

Overall, Foodspotting is a great app to really tie the Foodspotting community together. It makes it much easier to share, rate, and leave comments on food photos while on the go! So sign up, have fun and Bon Appetite! I want to see what you eat!

FoodSpotting for the iPhone is available for free in the iTunes App Store.

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Addicted to Pocket Frogs!

September 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Games, Reviews

I’ve been playing Pocket Frogs (Download [Free]) on the iPad this weekend and I have to say, it’s quite addicting. The object of the game is to collect and breed frogs. There are also awards if you successfully breed specific types. You also need to keep your frogs happy by taking them to the pond and catching dragonflies. While your little one is hopping about it might just find some fun virtual gifts too!

You can play the full game offline, but will need to connect to Plus+ gaming network to send gifts to friends.

A full review is forthcoming whenever I can put this game down. ;) In the meantime, download and play. My Plus+ gamer name is ‘daynah.’ Yes the screenshots above are my real froggie collections!

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