Remember when the iPad came out and all the naysayers said "It's just a big iPod touch?" Well, my response was "Yeah, but wouldn't a big iPod touch be GREAT?!" It's like saying a 42" TV is just a big 13" TV. Yes, and sign me up for the big one! If I can have a larger screen, I'm all for it, and if I can have multiple screens, that's good too!
My colleague, Jim Karpen, wrote a preview of the $10 Air Display app from Avatron Software back in May and I've had a chance to play with the app, on my iPad and all I can say is "Holy Cow!"
The Giana Sisters is a retro platform game – actually it’s more appropriate to say a modern update to an old game – but other than that I’m not really sure what the game is about. Truthfully, though, it doesn’t really matter. This is old school platform action at its best, and that’s the important thing. The game looks great, it sounds good, and with 112 levels between the main game and “classic” mode it’s sure to keep you busy for a while. If you still think you need some convincing read on, but if you’re a platform game junky like I am, you should be headed to the App Store already.
According to the Atlantic Monthly, on Monday, a bible app cracked the top 10 highest grossing iPad book apps of all time. The NIV Bible Reader is currently getting 3,000 downloads a day. The app is also ranked number 2 on the iPhone just behind Green Eggs and Ham.
I was never really into the whole “lines” genre of games until I played the lines series from HeroCraft. I still don’t necessary jump at the chance to grab any old lines game that comes around, but then Press OK decided to release Flipstones. All I can say is “wow”. I’m not going to lie to you – there are a few times already that I’ve felt like chucking my iPod out the window while playing. This is definitely the most original implementation of lines I’ve ever played, and besides the minor frustrations it’s actually incredibly fun!
I downloaded an app the other day for my ipad called Appstream for iPad. It reminded me of the old apple store window display that had all the cardboard apps hanging. This is kind of a fun way to find an app. I chose the setting to show me free iPad apps. The apps are displayed in real time. Click on an icon and a new box comes up that gives the pertinent information as well as screenshots and it redirects you to the app store.
I downloaded the below other apps that I am mentioning from Appstream also.
This is a fun, free app that my son, Tyler, found. It's easy to use, just follow the directions to add an "International" keyboard. See weblink below for more details and download.
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Timothy Omundson and Maggie Lawson talk Psych.
Change of Address.org has posted a great top-10 list of apps that will make your life easier if you're faced with a big move. The list includes Move planner ($1.99), which they describe as "must-see" for people moving. It comes with a range of very handy checklists — and they seem to have thought of everything. The app lets you modify these lists or create your own.
Here's how to translate a foreign language into your own language.
Looking for a great back to school primer for the kids, or a would-be college grad? Give them the gift of knowledge on iPhone, or iPod touch with Paragon's Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2010. The "concise" part is something they might appreciate, that is until they have to dredge through real books for their term papers. Nothing makes you seem smarter though than really well-remembered cliff notes (except maybe actually knowing the full topic). Read on for my short review of this mini-tome of encyclopedic information.
That's right folks, you can now Jailbreak and/or Unlock your iPhone without getting into any trouble according to a recent report from MSNBC.
Just wanted to thank everyone who participated in our recent giveaway of 2 iPod 5G Nano cases and 2 stereo headphones. I'll be posting up winners and will send info on claiming prizes later this week, so stay tuned for instructions! Thanks again to iWaveAudio for sponsoring this giveaway. Contest rules follow after the break, and don't forget to tune in to our site for more great contests in the future!
My iPhone 4 arrived today. I don't know where to start. Tell me, what should I try first?
I received the OtterBox Defender iPhone 4 Case in the mail today and have spent the last hour checking it out. The first thing that occurred to me as I was examining it is that "Defender" is the perfect name for this case.
The case is actually three layers of cases. Your iPhone first snaps into Layer 1, which is made from strong black plastic. This inside case has an integrated, clear plastic front so there’s no need to add a screen protective film on the front of your iPhone.
I recently completed a review on the RedEye Remote control system from ThinkFlood. Today I received notice that these units are being recalled. Please see below.
Recall of RedEye mini Lot C0101
We regret to announce a full recall of RedEye mini units bearing serial numbers beginning with C0101. We have determined that there is a high likelihood that these units will fail. Customers who purchased may choose to receive either a replacement unit from the next lot (D0102) or a full refund of their purchase.
Failures are the result of vibrations which cause wiring between the headphone jack and the mini’s printed circuit board to break or to create short circuits with other components.
Would you like to put YOUR .pdf files into iBooks? You can, it's easy and here's how.