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What’s Been Going On?

So I have not added any posts in the last few weeks. December is a busy month for me between work, my son’s school and the holidays. But now I have a bit of a breather so I wanted to add in a few updates (In my traditional long post).

You are probably all aware by now that CES is this week. I have always wanted to go and have never been. I have officially added it to my “Bucket” list. Someday I will go. But in the meantime, there is going to be a lot of web talk, videos, tweets, and blogs about all the cool stuff that manufacturers will introduce. I am excited to see what’s in store for us.

 

I was very fortunate to receive some cool tech accessories for Christmas. I had received some Speck Screen guards, an Army Map Case bag, and an Apple Store Gift Card (I’m still debating on getting an iPod Touch 4 but I still cannot justify it, BUT I want one).

Army Map Case Bag info here:

http://www.armynavyusa.com/gc/customer/product.php?productid=1615&search=global_search

 

 

I received an iTunes Gift Card as a gift also so I have made a few purchases since then.

COD: Zombies for HD

I purchased this app as I really liked the iPod Touch version I had. It was cheaper than originally released and I wanted to experience better controls for the iPad. However, this app crashes as soon as you open it. I contacted Apple and the Developer and noted that I see other people having this same problem.  I am personally not recommending this game for purchase until the developer fixes this issue.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/call-of-duty-zombies-hd/id364159440?mt=8

 

BlogPress

I actually purchased this last night. While I like to enter my larger blog posts on the PC, I would like to use the iPad for more smaller blog posts. This will be a work in progress when I get some time here or there, but I am looking forward to learning and using this app.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blogpress/id317799861?mt=8

 

Scrabble

I bought the iPad version when it was 99 cents during the holidays. I have only played a few games against the computer but I enjoy playing scrabble in general. I read there is a feature where you can use your iPhone/iPod Touch in conjunction as the tile holder and then fling over the letters. I have not tried that yet though.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scrabble-for-ipad/id363306776?mt=8

 

InstaPaper

I purchased this based on a recommendation (Thank You) I received on the iPhoneLife Facebook page. Basically, I wanted an app that could give me some offline data as we had in the past with the Avantgo service back then. I have only tested this out a few times, and do not plan on using it extensively. There are some times though when I will be putting this app to work where there will be no wi-fi and I where want to get caught up on some web news, forums, etc. I will not be doing a full review on this but as I use it more, I may post some notes here and there on it. There is a free version also available.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instapaper/id288545208?mt=8

 

Overdrive

I saw Jim Karpens’ post about the Free OverDrive Media Console and downloaded that today. You can read more about it here:

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5/overdrive-media-console-free-app-lets-you-check-out-ebooks-and-audio-books-your-library

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/overdrive-media-console/id366869252?mt=8

 

To Do app

Steve Overton had posted an FYI about this app being on sale for 99 cents on 12/31. I scooped it up at that price but have not had an opportunity to really sit and explore it. It looks like the price now is $4.99.

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/2516/todo-discountedhurry

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/todo/id282778557?mt=8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Louis Senecal has been a mobile enthusiast since 2001 with the release of the HP Jornada Series Pocket PC. He reviews products for BostonPocketPC.com. He uses mobile tech to make his life more organized and entertaining. In addition to being a dad and a husband, Louis has a career in the Loss Prevention industry. He has been a volunteer firefighter for more than a decade and supports his community in various volunteer capacities.