First released in the mid-70’s, Snake is a video game that challenges the player to move around the playing area “eating” objects and avoiding the walls and other objects. As the snake “eats” it grows longer and it becomes harder to avoid the obstacles. I was never a fan of this type of game until Snake Galaxy came along, adding 3D graphics to the game and making it more fun.
In our current economy, 99 cents don't go as far as they used to. In fact, you'd be lucky to find a name-brand chocolate bar for under a dollar these days, and you can pretty much forget about quality entertainment for such a price. Because of this sad state of affairs, I think it's especially important to note the 99-cent iPhone apps that really shine - especially the lesser-known ones. One such app is Must.Eat.Birds., created by European developer Mediatonic.
This is by no means an indepth review of this app, and in fact I have only tried a few things out on this. I saw some buzz on an app called "Atomic Web Browser", which has more features than Safari. One of the features is that you can open up separate tabs, like on IE. That was one of the main reasons I purchased it. It also works on the iphone as well. There is a lite version available, but the price was only $.99 (USD), so I figured why not. It seems to be getting good reviews as you look at the various online forums as well.
I've had my AirStash ($99) for several days now after the delay of nearly a month due to some streaming difficulty in the first model, I've got to say I'm happy but hmmmm. Let me explain.
I didn't pre-order my iPad on day 1. I wanted to be patient and see the reviews, even though I knew it was exactly what I needed. I don't have a laptop and I didn't want a netbook. The iPad was the PERFECT solution.
So, I waited. I didn't even go to the mall to check out the WiFi versions. I knew I wanted the 3G, so there was no point in tormenting myself. I put in my order on April 19th for the 64GB 3G with free shipping.
While Hulu diddles around taking its time to build an app for the iPad, ABC is is already doing it building their brand on this platform, staking out a claim to this new medium and boy are they doing a great job!
Dr. Seuss on my iPhone was great, my son loved it but The Lorax ($2.99) on my iPad is out of this world! This ebook is just more good stuff from Ocean House Media, see my previous post on The Cat In The Hat. The Lorax is the same well designed reader with a new story.
Hollywood has led us to believe that adventurers hunting for treasure are the good guys and ancient pharaohs, mummies and the like are bad. The roles are reversed in iPharaoh, and it’s up to you to use mummies, giant cubes, sliding or rotating walls and booby traps to defend against the adventurers hunting for the pharaoh’s treasure.
When I got my iPad earlier this month, I had an idea that I would be using it to revive this space a bit. And really, what better way to reintroduce my writing in this space than one of history’s greatest writers, Shakespeare.
Playing Sonic The Hedgehog 2 was a stroll down gamer memory lane, though actually this title was popular after I had pretty much outgrown video games (so I thought). I came home on leave one Christmas, and my nephew got this game as a gift. We played it quite a bit, if I remember correctly. If you have not previously become acquainted with Sega’s zippy blue hedgehog, then allow me to introduce you.
I picked up my iPad 3G yesterday and transferred everything over from my 32 GB WiFi iPad last night. I also upgraded to 64GB and bought the case for the iPad made by Apple.
This is going to make the difference between having a fun "gadget" and having a piece of equipment that is an asset to my business. Since I'm on the go a lot and find it inconvenient to stop for a WiFi connection, the 3G is going to make doing business on the go a snap.
I have been meaning to check some of these apps out, but just haven't had time. Algoriddim has a range of tools to turn your Mac into a DJ studio (and a remote control app for iPhone). In our latest issue we featured a story on using iPod or iPhone to assist in your recording endeavors. In that article, I highlighted a music producer who used his iPhone completely for recording an album. If you're interested in mixing your own tunes, check out our latest issue, and read on to learn more about Algoriddim's apps:
For all of you out there with an iPad, you know that a case for it is a MUST! Especially the amount of money you have spent on it. You need to protect it. If you are in the market for a high end case and want something a little more stylish that the generic Apple case, then this is for you. You and your iPad will definitely be making a statement with this case.
Mobiata Brings the iPhone’s Best-Selling Travel App to the iPad
Mobiata announced the launch of their best-selling iPhone applications, FlightTrack and FlightTrack Pro, for the iPad. FlightTrack is the #1 best-selling paid travel application on the App Store and the iPad version takes advantage of the expanded size and capabilities of the iPad to give people an amazing flight tracking experience. Users can track unlimited, multiple flights and watch each flight’s progress on the gorgeous map interface. It looks amazing.
There have been countless variations on the Tetris theme over the years, and quite a few have made their way to the App Store, but Block Knights is one of the most original. Unlike the original, it uses all four sides of the screen as the playing field, and does so in an effective manner. (I don’t have to twirl my device around and get all caught up in the headphone cords.)
Lots of happy people today, as the iPad 3G makes its way across the country to thousands of eager customers. And I was one of them. What a great gadget. I immediately signed up for the At&T plan at $15 per month. Unfortunately, no 3G here in this corner of Iowa, but Edge seems to work okay. What I'm finding is that because the iPad's processor is so much faster, some of the apps that didn't work so well on my iPhone work better on the iPad. For example, it always took longer than I'd like to download the news using the USA Today app.
Gotta love free, eh? The A1 Beat Driver game is actually fairly well done. Similar to IMP (reviewed here), you navigate around a track, avoiding hazards and picking up markers. The music includes fresh tracks from the likes of the Rakes, and Torpedo. The graphics are well executed, and the overall quality is what you would expect of an Audi product. You can grab it here in iTunes, or read on for more press release...
As a reviewer, a beta tester, and an addicted gamer, I install a lot of apps on my iPod touch. I keep the ones I love and delete the ones I don’t, but there’s a third category of games. These are the ones that I play briefly, like, but then forget about when other priorities demand my attention. These are all good games that deserve more attention than I’ve given them. I’d like to take this opportunity to do a more thorough review of five of my favorites. Having said that, some of the reviews might seem a bit short. This was originally intended to be a single article in an issue of iPhone Life Magazine, but due to scheduling circumstances it had to be cut. They've given me permission to print the article on my blog instead, and I wanted to keep the actual reviews intact from the article (obviously this first paragraph has been changed!)