Review: Architect Stylus

March 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Gadgets and Accessories

Slick and beautiful, the Architect Stylus may have been created from a minimalist’s dream. Made of anodized aluminum, this stylus perfectly compliments the iPad.

The Architect Stylus is made up of two parts — a distinctive cap and an anodized aluminum body. The cap has a unique loop cutout in it that’s a perfect fit for a lanyard or keychain. This cap can also be screwed on either end of the stylus. When the stylus is in use, you can screw it on the top end. When not in use, you can screw it on the end with the nub, protecting it from any dust or scratches.

Using the stylus on your iPad (or any capacitive touch screen) is wonderful. Simply glide the stylus on the screen like you would with your finger. Write, draw, or browse with high accuracy. It feels ergonomically-correct in your hand with just the right weight and thickness. The Architect also comes with a small case to prevent any scratches on your stylus.

Overall, the architect is a beautiful stylus that’s both functional and enjoyable to see and use. My favorite part is how it compliments the iPad perfectly, as well as the unique design.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars · TheArcticStore.com · $22.95

Disclosure: This product was sent by The Arctic 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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Review: Woodees iPic Stylus

February 20, 2012 by  
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There’s now an iPad / tablet stylus made with musicians in mind. It’s both stylish and functional, and may I add, quite adorable. It’s Woodees’ new iPic Stylus. It works with all touchscreen devices, and resembles a guitar pic, but with a stylus nub on the end.

The iPic offers a very natural feel for musicians, especially if they’re playing the guitar, bass, or other musical string instruments on the iPad or iPhone. You can hold it between your thumb and index finger for that natural “pick” feel. Or even hold it to “poke” at the screen to type. You can even turn the iPic to the side and strum it like a real guitar pick on your device.

For fun with musical instruments, download the free iPad app, Miso Music: Plectrum for iPad to test iPic with.

One thing I would change about the iPic is the surface of the pick. It’s a little bit slippery to hold at times. If the surface of it had some texture, it may work better even for the sweatiest fingers.

Overall, the iPic is a fun little stylus, especially for the musician at heart. It’s available in both black and white. Normally $19.99, it’s currently on sale for $14.99.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars · Woodees.com · $14.99

Disclosure: This product was sent by Woodees 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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New iPhone 4S will be available Oct. 14th!

October 4, 2011 by  
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The new iPhone 4S will be available for pre-order on Oct. 7th, and will launch on Oct. 14th, 2011.

Some new features include:

  • Dual-core A5 chip, making it a lot faster than the previous model.
  • All-new 8MP camera and optics.
  • iOS 5 and iCloud.
  • And Siri, your personal assistent.

The new iPhone S will be available in black and white; 16GB for $199, 32GB for $299, and 64GB for $399. 64GB is the first time in an iPhone.

Also, iOS 5.0 will be a free update, releasing October 12th, 2011.

For more information, see live coverage from GDGT and Mashable. Also see Apple.com when the website is back up. ;)

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September’s Bargain iPhone and iPad Apps

September 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Games, Reviews

Start the Fall season right with some new bargain apps for your iPhone and iPad!

Band of the Day – Here’s an app that makes discovering new music a lot of fun! It has a very slick user interface. Learn and read about a new band each day and listen to a one of their songs while you’re reading their bio. If you love the song, just click to purchase via iTunes. Definitely worth the download if you enjoy music. iPhone / iPod Touch Version (Free)

Turntable.FM – Join in a room and DJ music with your friends! Discover new music and give props to the DJ. It’s a fun music social network app with a cute little interface. At any one time, there can be up to 5 DJ’s playing music in a room. Let them know if the song is either Lame or Awesome. There’s also an option to chat with the listeners as well. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free)

VidRhythm – Ever dreamed of starring in your own music video? Well, stop dreaming because it’s about to become a reality in just one minute! Create music videos instantly by recording just a few sounds. The app will remix it for you and you instantly become a rock star! Universal App – iPhone 3Gs+, iPod Touch 4th Gen, and iPad 2 Only ($1.99)

Tonara – This app is great for musicians! Ever play the piano and you have to take a quick pause to turn the music sheet? Well, you don’t have to do that with this app. It can listen to the music you’re playing and follow along with you. Great if you’re just starting to play the piano. Only bad thing is there’s only a few music sheets available at the moment. But it is free, so be sure to try it out! iPad Version (Free)

Feed Me Oil – For all of your puzzle lovers out there, this one is a must-have! In the game, you need the little monsters oil but putting contraptions so the oil will drip in where it’s suppose to go. Absolutely fun and addicting. Try out the lite versions to see if you enjoy it. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPhone/iPod Touch Lite Version (Free) | iPad Version ($1.99) | iPad Lite Version (Free)

My Horse – If you love horses, I highly recommend this app. Adopt, feed, pet, train, and take care of your virtual horse. The graphics are amazingly beautiful and realistic. It’s also a universal app, so you can use it on all your iDevices. Connect with friends on Facebook and Game Center to have your horses socialize. My username is ‘daynah’ if you want to add me!
Universal App (Free)

Dragonvale – Build a little village where you can raise your dragons! Grow and plant them and interact with friends who are playing as well. The graphics are adorable, and the game is relaxing to play and listen to. Plant beautiful trees, habitats, and other beautiful things dragons love. A must-have for dragon-lovers. Universal App (Free)

Dolphin Browser – What a fun way to surf the internet! This browser displays your most visited websites in a beautiful magazine-style display (iPad Version). Flip and turn headlines to read the complete articles. Add news sections to your browser start up page so you can quickly view them. Rss files are displayed nicely with photos and excerpts. Great alternative browser.
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Bargain iPhone and iPad Apps: Fragger, Hello Kitty, Weezer, and more!

August 28, 2011 by  
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Looking for new apps for your iPhone and iPad? Here’s my weekly round-up on the latest bargain apps! This blog post was recently featured on BlogHer.com!

Fragger – Remember the old Worms game where you had to fire at the other team? Fragger is similar, but you throw grenades at the enemy instead. Bounce off walls, knock down the enemy, or just blast them away! Highly addictive and currently free for both iPhone and iPad!
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Hello Kitty Skins and Shelves – If you’re addicted to Hello Kitty and her friends, try adding some Hello Kitty pizzazz to your device! This app is loaded with many wallpapers and even ones that have shelves to hold your icons. Find the ones you want and download. Change your wallpaper in the settings and you got yourself a pretty wallpaper and home screen!
iPhone / iPod Touch Version (Free)

Weezer – one of my favorite bands have released a new app so you can keep track of their tour dates. Post your pics and videos or use weezerxfest in your Tweets or Facebook status to get included in the content time-line. What a great way of getting Weezer fans together! More featured content to be added soon! iPhone / iPod Touch Version (Free)

Michaels Stores – Are you a crafter? You’re in luck! Michaels finally has a new iPhone app out. Browse through ads, search for projects to do, but most importantly, get those coupons conveniently on your phone! You can also search for the nearest Michaels store, but if you’re a crafter, you probably already frequent your nearest store. ;) iPhone / iPod Touch Version (Free)

GetGlue isn’t new, but it’s definitely an app you need to get! If you enjoy watching shows, listening to music, reading a book, and more… you can check in and see who else is doing the same, and earn real stickers and badges along the way! Many shows, music, books, etc. have exclusive stickers you can earn. Once you earn 20 stickers or more, you can request for the real ones through mail! It’s a fun new social network.
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Breast Cancer: Beyond The Shock – I’m sure you may know at least one person affected by breast cancer, whether it be a mother, sister, grandmother, or friend. This app helps to educate us of what a person goes through when dealing with breast cancer. View videos, ask questions, and find support. Universal App (Free)

Pix’n Love Rush – So retro and so much fun, this game will take you back to the time of pixels and short attention spans! Help the little critter make it through the levels by moving, jumping, and shooting. Collect yellow pieces and avoid or shoot purple ones. Rush through all the short levels quickly and safely. The iPad Version was $3.99, but is on sale this week for just 99 cents. iPhone / iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version ($1.99)

Zulily – Are you a mom (or mom-to-be) who loves to shop? Check out Zulily, a daily deals place for moms, babies, and kids! Lots of huge markdowns on the cutest outfits and many other things. This app will keep you on top of all the deals. Set the type of notifiations you want and never miss a cool deal! iPhone / iPod Touch Version (Free)

PopSugar – If you’re a fan of PopSugar, you’ll absolutely love their apps! Flip through visual stimulating photos of celebrities, as well as browse all their other editorial branches. My favorite is GeekSugar! Beautiful, sleek, and easy-to-use user interface.
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Bargain iPhone, iPad, and Mac Apps: Zombie Restaurant, Cut the Rope, iBlast Moki, and more!

August 20, 2011 by  
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Get through the rest of summer with some sizzling new apps! Below are a few bargain must-have apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Enjoy!

Zombie Restaurant – The city around you is surrounded by brain-eating zombies! Luckily, you’re a restaurant owner and you figured out how to keep the zombies at bay. As long as you feed them gruesome brain and guts dishes, they’ll stay away from you! Build and expand your restaurant in this hilarious game. Universal Version (Free)

Cut the Rope: Experiments – Little Om Nom has been dropped off at a scientist’s house and he’s trying all sorts of candy experiments on Om Nom! Help Om Nom get the candy in these whacky new levels. Highly addictive and recommended for lovers of puzzle games and problem solvers. Never played Cut the Rope before? Try out the full universal version of the Holiday Gift edition, or the original game. The games are just 99 cents, which is such a treat!
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iBlast Moki – Send the Mokis to safety by bombing their way through the mysterious lands! This is similar to Rolando, but there’s definitely more bombs and a whole lotta blasting of things in this game. It’s a game of physics where you have to place bombs in certain places and have them go off at different times. The object is to have the blast bounce the Moki’s into the portal holes. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free) | iPad Version (99 cents)

Glowfish HD – Oh no! Your lady friend, Coralline, has been captured by the evil Dr. Urchin. Bring her to safety with the help of your powerful Glow Chums friends! Navigate through gorgeous water sceneries. With over 50 levels of beautiful graphics in stored, it’s hard to put down! It’s very similar to a game like Spore, but instead of eating smaller species, you collect powerful Glow Chums to help you through each level.
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Pucca’s Restaurant – If you love Pucca, or just restaurant games in general, here’s a fun one. Cook and serve moon cakes, as well as a big variety of Asian dishes to your customers! Have Pucca run all around the restaurant managing the cooking, menu, and serving customers. Cute and fun music while you play. Plus the app is optimized to use on both iPhone and iPad. Find your friends via Plus+ gaming network. Universal App (Free)

Google+ – is the shiny new social network by Google. It’s fun and addictive once you have all all your friends join. Add friends by adding them to “Circles” and you can share your updates with the Public, all of your Circles, or just specific ones. You can leave comments and +1 (saying you ‘liked’ something) on your friends’ updates. There’s also a feature called Huddle, which is like group texting, for specific Circles or groups of people. You also get notified of various updates on your Google+ profile. Definitely worth the download if you use Google+ a lot.
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BabyCenter Birth Class – if you’re pregnant, or planning to have a family soon, this is a wonderful app to have on your iPad. It takes you through 3 hours of a birth class, explaining signs of labor, as well as various stages of labor. There’s also great tips and guidance from doctors, midwives, and birth educators, and much, much more. This app use to be $40, but was recently reduced to being free. iPad Version (Free)

Photovine – Created by Google, this is my new favorite photography social network! Start off with a picture (a seed) and watch it grow! Basically, you upload a photo and categorize it. Watch your ‘vine’ grow as more people add photos to your category. You can add photos to ther people’s categories as well. It’s an interesting and new way of displaying your photos. Plus, I’m sure you have lots of unsorted photos on your phone that you can definitely categorize and have fun with this app! iPhone App / iPod Touch 3rd gen (Free)

Google Catalogs – Get ready to do some windowshopping! Recently released by Google, this app lets you flip through many rich and beautiful catalogs. Watch videos and save your favorite products (requires Google account) in a scrapbook. You can even create photo collages of your favorite items and share them. And there’s about a catalog for everyone’s taste! From Apparel & fashion for men, women, and children; to beauty; jewelry; home goods; gifts! More will be coming soon. iPad Version (Free)

Amazon Student – The Fall college school year is just around the corner! So it’s best to arm yourself with this new app. It lets you instantly check prices on textbooks and more. Just scan a barcode to check a price, or use one-click access to scan items you want to buy or sell back. Amazon also has a convenient trade-in program that can turn your books, games, movies, and electronics into Amazon Gift Cards. Plus, join Amazon Student to get FREE Two-Day Shipping for six months with Amazon Prime shipping benefits! Best of all, this app is absolutely free! Amazon account is required for trade-in, and only certain items are allowed to be traded. iPhone / iPod Touch version (Free)

Wunderlist – is a beautiful, yet simple way to keep track of your tasks or to-do list. With a very intuitive UI, you’ll find yourself using this pretty quickly. Sign up for a free Wunderlist account and you can sync your list on every device, including iPhone, Android, Windows, iPad, and Mac desktop iPhone / iPod Touch Version (Free) | iPad Version (Free) | Mac App (Free)

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Bargain iPhone and iPad Apps: Angry Birds Rio, Bugs Village, LEGO and more!

April 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Games

Looking for some new apps for your iPhone and/or iPad? Here are some of favorite bargain apps for this month! Enjoy!

100 Cameras in 1 – Take a lot of photos on your phone? Make them even more beautiful by adding some filters. Choose from one of 100 filters, tap, and add. It’s fast and simple to use, and has a lovely interface. iPhone version was $1.99, and iPad version just came out.
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Angry Birds Rio – If you love Angry Birds, than you probably already have this version! The Angry Birds have been captured, but you know them — a little cage can’t handle them. They made their escape and are freeing the other birds with them! Slingshot and break the cages to help the birds escape in the first episode. In the second episode, you can to take flight in the jungle. Smash the monkeys that get in the way of your escape! 60 new levels altogether, and more coming in the next few months! iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPhone/iPod Touch Lite Version (Free) | iPad Version ($2.99) | iPad Lite Version (Free)

Bird Zapper – Help Skippy the Squirrel get rid of the pesky birds on the wires! You have the power of electical shock, so tap, swipe, and zap those birds. It’s a fun match-3 game with plenty of moving parts to get your brain in a frenzy. Accumulate points by zapping birds with stars and special powers. Match, zap, and clear those power lines! Universal App (99 cents)

Bing – Experience searching the internet in new way! Type or speak to find what you’re looking for. Or swipe through popular searches for each day. Bing has a beautiful interface that’s filled with spectacular photos.
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free) | iPad Version (Free)

Bug Village – Think of this game as Smurf’s Village with A Bug’s Life theme! Beautiful graphics, where your favorite insects can roam around. Build homes for the ants and bees, and watch them harvest food. The game is free to play. To advance quickly in levels, you can purchase extra coins or download specific apps.
Universal App (Free)

Chimani National Parks – The five national park iPhone Apps from Chimani are free in celebration of National Park Week. This offer starts today through 4/24/2011. Apps are normally between $4.99-$9.99 each. They include detailed information about the park such as maps, photos, audio tour, sunrise and sunset data, and bus schedules. iPhone/iPod Touch Apps: Yosemite National Park (334 MB) · Grand Canyon National Park (132 MB) · Acadia National Park (167 MB) · Cape Cod National Seashore (115 MB) · Cuyahoga Valley National Park (152 MB)

CarZen – Shopping for a car but want to avoid the hassle? Do it right on your iPad! With CarZen, browse numerous makes and models and find exactly what you want. When you find something you like, send an request for a quote (right in the app). You’ll receive an email with the quote and continue your shopping from there.
iPad Version (Free)

Doodle Jump: HOP the Movie – E.B., the Easter Bunny’s son is about to take over the family business, so he needs to be super-efficient at jumping. And who should help him out than Doodle the Doodler himself? Help E.B. jump and hop on pedestals and make it up as far as he can. Gather Easter eggs on 25 unlockable levels. Universal (Free)

Eggs vs Chicken – So what came first — the chicken or the egg? I’m not sure what the answer to that is either, but you can find out who’s stronger! Assemble and align the eggs into rows of matching colors. Tap to release and have them roll over the attacking chickens! Fun game at an introductory price of 99 cents. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents)

Halftone – Add a beautiful vintage halftone-style printing effect to your photos. Choose from 21 paper styles, 9 layouts, and 6 talk bubble styles to decorate your photos. Take photos right from the app, or import from your photo roll. Fun app to create comic-like photos.
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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 – Big Harry Potter fan? Than you got to get this! Visit the Lego version of Hogwarts as Harry Potter, Hagrid, and all the characters you can think of. The graphics are amazing, and the game play is even more fun! It feels like you’re watching a movie in between each level. Run around and collect Lego pellets while fulfilling the level’s quest. Currently on sale for just $2.99 and worth every penny. Universal App ($2.99)

LEGO Ninjago Spinjitzu Scavenger Hunt – Welcome to the land of Ninjago! Train with the Sensei and his ninjas to the protect the and of Ninjago from Garmadon and his evil skeleton army. Spin your way in the arena to defeat your opponents and win coins and unlock new gear for your ninja. Tap on the screen to spin, and tilt your device to move your ninja.
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Tiny Wings – Fly little birdie, fly. But your wings are too tiny! But lucky for your, your world is full of hills that you can slide down on and jump as high as your can. Flap as you’re in the air! Get as far as you can before nightfall. Game Center and OpenFeint enabled with 30 achievements. The game is filled with beautiful colors and graphics. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents)

Pac ‘N Jump – Think Doodle Jump meets Pacman! Bounce as high as you can without falling and avoid the ghosts and other enemies, unless you chomped a power pellet! Chomp on pellets and bonus items to bounce even higher. Complete each mission to unlock additional stages. Universal App (99 cents)

Postagram – Do you use Instagram, the mobile photo-sharing app? Now there’s Postagram, an app that easily turns your cool Instagram photos into a postcard! Login with your Instagram account, select your photo, add the appropriate addresses, and send. Each postcard is just 99 cents, and the first one is free! iPhone/iPod Version (Free)

Words with Friends – Play the most popular word game on the iPhone and iPad. Newly acquired by Zynga, this game now has many more social features built-in. Connect to Facebook to display your avatar and find even more friends to play with. The latest updates comes with better graphics and faster game play.
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I was inspired this weekend and created this crafty Angry Birds 3D display. You can make your own too by following my steps! Enjoy!

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Big Holiday Sale on iPhone and iPad Apps!

December 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Freebies, Games, Reviews

So many hot deals on apps this week! Here’s a round-up of a few of my favorite bargains. Enjoy!

Jenga – Another favorite classic board game has gone digital! Build as high as you can by removing a piece from the bottom and put it on top. Pieces will highlight in one of three colors – white, yellow, or red. This tells you how difficult the piece is to remove. Pull the piece out quickly or slow and don’t let it topple! Compete with friends via Game Center and Facebook to see who can build the highest! iPhone Version (99 cents) | iPad Version (99 cents)

Wordcrasher – one of the most addictive word games in the iTunes App store. Whether you love word games or not, you’ll fall in love with this one instantly. Make as many words as you can as letters fall down. Well-polished graphics that remind me of a box of candies. Check the leaderboards on OpenFeint and Game Center. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents)

Symbol6 Redux – Here’s a puzzle game that tests your speed and hand-eye coordination. The Symbo6 machine is a hexagon that holds 7 different movable tiles. Drag and drop to match incoming titles to earn points. Game Center integration to share and broadcast your scores. Normally 99 cents, it’s free this week. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free) | iPad Version ($2.99)

Babo Crash Rush – if you love match-3 jewel games, this is a must-have! It’s like like Bejewled on steroids! There’s so much action going on and my favorite part is being able to change the direction of gravity. Tilt and turn the iPad/iPhone to get pieces to fall in certain places. The app is universal, making it beautiful on the iPad or iPhone. Full version includes more modes, while the Rush version includes a free timed game. Universal (Free) | Universal (99 cents)

ScrabbleScrabble – 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! The iPad version is normally $9.99, now only 99 cents. You can play the free version as a Facebook app. iPhone/iPod Touch Lite Version (Free) | iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version (99 cents)

Pix ‘n Love Rush – So retro and so much fun, this game will take you back to the time of pixels and short attention spans! Help the little critter make it through the levels by moving, jumping, and shooting. Collect yellow pieces and avoid or shoot purple ones. Rush through all the short levels quickly and safely. The iPad Version was $3.99, but is on sale this week for just 99 cents. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version (99 cents)

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. Full Review..
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents)

Chop Sushi – There are many match-three games in the App Store, but “Chop Sushi” stands out in this genre. This game proves to be a tasty treat! The object of the game is to match at least 3 types of sushi. The more sushi you match, the more turns you get. There’s also a fun roll-playing twist too. Download and give it a try. The game is normally $2.99 (iPhone) and $3.99 (iPad). iPhone Version (99 cents) | iPhone Lite Version (Free) | iPad Version (99 cents)

iBlast Moki – Send the Mokis to safety by bombing their way through the mysterious lands!
This is similar to Rolando, but there’s definitely more bombs and a whole lotta blasting of things in this game. It’s a game of physics where you have to place bombs in certain places and have them go off at different times. The object is to have the blast bounce the Moki’s into the portal holes. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version ($3.99)

Word Lens – This is probably one of the most amazing apps I’ve seen in a while. It instantly translate printed text from one language into another using your phone’s built-in camera. And the magical part is that it does it in real time! Point your phone at a sign and it’ll translate the text instantly! It’s a free app with two demo modes on it. The Spanish-English, English-Spanish in-app purchases are $4.99 each (50% off sale). iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free)

Snow Brawlin’ – Risoo the squirrel needs your help! A group of rogue rodents have taken over his area. And with the season’s nut shortage, there’s only one way to settle this. Snowball fight! It’s a fun game that will get your quick fingers tapping and heart laughing. The game is free but you can purchase in-app extra three lives for 99 cents. The pro version comes with the extra lives. iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free) | iPhone/iPod Touch Pro Version (99 cents)

Doodle Jump Christmas Special – Doodle Jump is back with even more holiday fun! New graphics and monsters puts you in the holiday spirit! Jump as high as you can and compete with your friends on Facebook and Game Center.
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents)

Scrabble Blast! – Make the longest words you can on the scrabble board before the time runs out. Make words with letters with bombs for even more points. It is ad-supported so that could be a little bit annoying. Some ads show up right over your buttons, and when a game is over, a big ad is shown too. But it may be worth the download if you enjoy word games.
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free)

Star Wars Arcade Falcon Gunner – Probably one of the coolest Augmented Reality games currently available! Imagine defending your own city against galactic intruders right in your own living room! AR mode puts the fight right in your own physical space. It turns your surroundings to be part of a space battle like no other game. Game Center and Facebook integration.
iPhone/iPod Touch 4 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 (99 cents)

SimCity Deluxe – Ever dreamed of building your own city? Now you can and manage it as well with the new SimCityTM. Draw up the blueprints and run wild planning your city’s layout. Normally $6.99, both iPhone and iPad versions are on sale for just 99 cents!
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version (99 cents)

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Bargain iPhone and iPad Apps for the Holidays!

December 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Freebies, Games, Reviews

Tis the season to be shopping and gifting! And here are a few apps to help you get through the month of December! Some will help you relieve holiday stress and some to help you with shopping!

Cut the Rope: Holiday Gift – ZeptoLab wanted to thank all the Om Nom fans out there with this special free holiday gift! It’s 25 holiday “Cut the Rope” levels. Be sure to feed Om Nom candy by cutting the rope and land the candy safely into Om Nom’s mouth! Integrated with Game Center and new achievements. It’s definitely worth the download. Universal App (Free)

Angry Birds Seasons – One of the most popular games on the iPhone and iPad is now available in a special holiday edition. Previously known as “Angry Birds Halloween,” it now has addition levels highlighting a winter theme. The one thing that’s different about this holiday theme is that a new level is unlocked each day in Dec. So on Dec 5, five levels are unlocked for you to play. And the 6th one wont be available until Dec 6 at midnight. This keeps is interesting as you can’t breeze through all the levels in one night. Game Center supported.
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (99 cents) | iPad Version ($1.99)

Bakery Story is the 5th title in the mega-hit “Story” series from Team Lava and is quite adorable. If you’re addicted to titles like Restaurant Story and City Story, you’ll love this one. Open up your own little bakery and customize it to you heart’s desire. Decorate the wall, change the flooring, add new furniture. But most importantly, customize your bakery’s menu! From chocolate cakes to croissants, keep the yummy creations coming to keep your customers happy. A storm8 account is needed to add your friends and give out gifts. Just like the other games in the series, it’s available in the iTunes app store for free and has Game Center supported. Universal App (Free)

Adventure Bay – Ever want to escape to your very own tropical paradise? Now you can build an island any way you want. Plant tropical trees everywhere, businesses, huts and more! Visit your friends’ islands and help them with quests, collecting treasures in return. Escape to Adventure Bay and see what kind of treasure you can bring back!
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free) | iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free)

Pogo Games is 5 games in one! You get Word Whomp, Turbo 21, Poppit, Sweet Tooth 2, and Mahjong Safari all in one free app. In Word Whomp, you have to make as many words as you can with 6 letters. In Turbo 21, deal out an entire deck and make as many 21 hands as you can. In Poppit, you pop balloons to release prizes. Release as many prizes as you can to win! Sweet Tooth is a match 3 game and Mahjong Safari is a game where you find the correct path to match up the animals. The ads may be a little bit annoying, so an upgrade option is also available.
iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free)

Doodle Fit is a fun puzzle game where you need to fit geometric shapes into a bigger shape. Think of Tetris in various containers. Think fast and fit all the shapes in the box. Lots of fun doodle graphics and works on both iPhone and iPad. Best of all, it’s free for a limited time!
Universal App (Free)

Magic Life – Do you believe in magic? Now you can you play in a world of imagination and magic all around you. Wander in the wondrous place of enchantment and mystery. Learn how to make magic spells. You can make monstrous cyclops disappears, and creatures into other animals. Explore the amazing 3d graphics as you finish your quests. Game Center support and currently free! iPhone/iPod Touch Version (Free) | iPad Version (Free)

Google Books – Another bookstore is in town! Now you can buy your books from Google too. Access over 2 million Google eBooks on your favorite device. Features options to change font size/typeface, search within the book, more book info, page turns, night-reading mode, and offline reading mode. All you need is to log into your Gmail account to access your books. Universal App (Free)

Target for iPad – Getting ready for some Christmas shopping? Be sure to check out the weekly ads on the Target iPad app. Just set your store location and the ad will appear. Flip through the pages and when you see something you like, tap and add it to your list. When you’re done browsing, email the list to yourself and you’re ready to go shopping. The apps makes it a fun and green way to read the weekly ads! iPad Version (Free)

Windowshop by Amazon is a fun way to browse what’s available on Amazon.com. Pictures of products are displayed according to categories and you can tap and swipe away. Tap on a category and the entire screen is filled with items from only that category. It does make shopping and finding gift-giving ideas much easier! iPad Version (Free)

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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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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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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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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Frank’s Marriage Proposal in Central Park

November 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Multimedia

I thought this iPhone wedding proposal was cute. :)


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On October 24, 2010, Frank proposed to his girlfriend Kasey. He asked his geeky friends to help him pull off an elaborate surprise proposal in New York City’s Central Park. Hidden cameras were synced with special iPhone apps so the entire event could be watched from a safe distance. Kasey was lured to a specific location by a friend, who was in on the whole surprise. It was a totally awesome proposal and Kasey said “yes”. Thanks so much to everyone who helped out!!!

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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  
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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!
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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’
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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.
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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.
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“Take Me Out” by Atomic Tom LIVE on NYC subway

October 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Multimedia


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In October 2010, New York’s band, Atomic Tom had their instruments stolen. But fortunately, they knew how to improvise.

This is just an example of how bands are getting creative with their mobile devices. In the video, you can see “Atomic Tom” playing “Take Me Out” with only their iPhones! You may take away their instruments, but you can’t take away their heart and spirit!

Guitar iPhone app used in the video is iShred Guitar Effects (currently on sale for 99 cents this week only!)

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