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Game Review of Peggle for iPhone and touch

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There are few games that can display an eye-rolling status message of “busting rad moves” during the loadup phase of the game and survive to tell about it, but Peggle might be able to get away with it. If one’s tongue stays firmly in one’s cheek while they play, that is. The graphics are cheerily cartoonish, and the gameplay is engaging and fun to match.



Recipes the whole family will enjoy

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Finally, a recipe app that has it all. Recipes even the kids will eat, great quality photos, easy to follow directions, recipe box to save your favorites, & even a grocery list.



iPhone needed on 19th hole

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Sitting in the grill room after a nice round of golf (won my match 5 & 3) I heard some guys giving the young lady tending bar a hard time. She didn't know how to make a Long Island Iced Tea, it seems. “If I had an iPhone I could find out,” she said.

I did, but it was in the car and I wasn't going to leave my cold beer to solve this trivial question. As soon as I had it in my hand, though, I was Safaring around for the answer: a Long Island Iced Tea is made of whatever you have behind the bar, apparently - heavy on the vodka, tequila and rum. Not my idea of the perfect post-round refreshment.

If she'd had an iPhone, though, she could have called their bluff, and watched as they drowned their sorrows - charging them big bucks all the while.



Old Fashioned Entertainment Updated!

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Fireflies is an enjoyable app for both kids and adults alike. To get the maximum effect, I recommend you play with Fireflies in the dark. Reminiscent of childhoods past, you’ll soon be immersed in the sound of crickets chirping their nighttime serenades as you gently reach out to capture the fireflies, flickering in and out between the cattails. This is relaxing entertainment. Your kids will love it, too!



Book Shopping is More Fun with xLibris

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I love books. The problem is I forget which books I have. Consequently, on too many occasions, I’ve bought the same book more than once. But not any more!

Now, I have xLibris by Option-X (v 1.2.1) installed on my iPhone. xLibris is a full-featured book database that sorts my books by title or author. I can easily search my book database while at the bookstore, and no more duplicates!



App Store — will developers become disillusioned?

With some 36.000 apps in the App Store, and .99 seeming to be the most common price, you have to wonder whether the developers are making much money. One hears about the success stories — which likely motivate more developers to jump in — but the reality is that a lot of apps don't do too well. You can read an interesting article about this in TechCrunch.



Ever wondered what it's like to create an iPhone game?

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Frankly, I've never been able to understand how anyone could create a game. It seems impossibly complex, conceptualizing a game, making it fun, doing the programming, and most mind-boggling — creating the huge amount of artwork that many of the better games entail. If you have also been intrigued by this, you might enjoy Ryan Mitchell's Game Dev Blog.



Deals!

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Deals is a great .99c app for finding the best deals on the Web from Amazon, Hot-Deals, Woot, & many more!



New Yorker cover painted with iPhone

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The New Yorker is known for cartoons and great covers -- some of which are saved for years. The cover for the next issue was created like none other before: it was painted on an iPhone. Artist Jorge Colombo drew the street scene, with an iconic hot dog vendor as his focal point, while standing at a street corner, swiping his iPhone's screen.



More rumors of cheaper offerings from AT&T

A report on Yahoo Finance is saying that AT&T will likely be offering cheaper options for iPhone users. Some sources are saying that AT&T may soon offer a $60/month plan that would entail limited data access. Also, industry observers are noting the possibility of a $100 phone and a prepaid iPhone. The latter would open up a large new market, since this segment of the industry is rapidly growing.



Pop Up Your Kids' Math Scores!

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Now here's an app that's fun for your kids, and it will improve their math skills! It's called PopMath Basic Math (Popsoft, v. 1.4). Kids love popping bubbles and that's exactly what they do in this app. They pop bubbles and learn math at the same time!



The Mover App Does Move it!

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 My husband, son and I all installed the Mover app (Infinite Labs v. 1.0.2) yesterday so we could try it out. It was fast to install and easy to send a photo. And it's FREE!



Hot iPhone Games and Accessories

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It’s truly amazing how many games and accessories come out each week for the iPhone and iPod touch, making it tough to keep up on which are hot and which are duds (and there are plenty of both). Functional and Fun are two words that come to mind with the following, check them out!



The Betty Crocker Mobile Cookbook

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"What would you like for dinner?" "I don't know." Are you tired of hearing "I don't know"? Are you tired of always trying to come up with something new & different? Not sure how long to roast that chicken? The Betty Crocker Cookbook was always there for you. Now it's there for you on your iPhone!



Amazon Kindle ebook reader updated

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I love this application. From what I've read, Kindle for iPhone isn't the best ebook reader. But it certainly suits my needs. What I like best is the ease of putting books on my iPhone and the opportunity to download samples. I'm currently reading The Well Dressed Ape. It's the perfect book for reading on the iPhone because it has lots of fascinating bite-sized bits of information.



More detail on iPhone 3.0; may include a compass

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The Internet was abuzz yesterday when Apple iPhone Apps published specs of iPhone 3.0 that it said came from a reliable source — and in the process overwhelming that website's server. So head on over and see what the excitement is about. One interesting tidbit is that it's again reporting that iPhone 3.0 will include a built-in compass. This was also reported by Fortune magazine.



Quick Look: Eat Will Grow

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Eat Will Grow was one of those "hey, it's temporarily free so let's grab it" type downloads. As it turns out, I'm glad I did. The premise is simply to last as long as you can before colliding with what I would describe as a mine. Along the way you'll collect rings for points, but the rings will cause you to grow over time (it's sort of like the old snake game except you grow bigger around rather than longer). You can also collect a power up that will temporarily either speed up or slow down the flow of the game.



Fizz Releases Award Winning Traveller App for iPhone!

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Slacker streaming radio — Slacker Pro giveaway

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Slacker is a service that, like Pandora, lets you identify the type of music you like and then creates a personalized station that streams this music. And Slacker, like Pandora, makes it super easy for you to create your station, beginning simply by naming your favorite song or artist. These two websites are hugely popular, and both offer a free iPhone app that lets you access your stations or create new ones.



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