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Astraware Releases Phaze Racing Game!

Astraware has released a new pod racing game called Phaze



Great game Archon is on sale - $2 only!

I’ve reviewed the great game Archon some days ago. Now, it’s on a 50% sale and only costs $2. A real steal, if you ask me! 



Lions, Tigers, and Bears on the iPhone, Oh My!

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To tell you the truth, I was not very enthusiastic when one of our bloggers and contributing writers, Todd Bernhard, told me about his 100sounds program. However, I did enjoy it more than I thought playing the various sounds ranging from an air raid to a bugle to clapping to doorbell, etc. Then when Todd told me about 100animals and 100birds,

 



Tethering OS 3.0 iPhones w/o Jailbreaking

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There has been much disappointment with AT&T for not enabling tethering the iPhone to your laptop for Internet connections.



iPhone 3GS Compass Calibration

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A number of people have reported difficulty in calibrating their 3G S Compass.

The documentation is rather vague in the procedure.  It states:

"The compass needs to be calibrated the first time you use it, and may need to be calibrated occasionally after that. iPhone alerts you whenever calibration is needed.



3G S Map Orientation from Compass

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The iPhone 3G S documentation indicates that "The icon at the bottom of the Compass screen lets you find your current location in Maps. Maps also takes advantage of the built-in compass to show which way you’re facing."

Initially I couldn't make it work as unfortunately there is no more information presented on how to make that work!

Here's the secret.



Gaming news and reviews: Wolf 3D, Doom Resurrection, Toki Tori

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1. If you liked Wolfeinstein 3D back in 1992 (or later), you will most likely want to check out the iPhone version of the title.


Apple's Maine connection

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Yesterday, June 30 Maine’s Department of Education put in an order for 64,000 MacBooks, to be followed by an estimated 7,000 more over the next several weeks to Apple.



iPhone 3GS Overheating Issue Resolution

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I have some news that should resolve the overheating issue that has been plauging a percentage of iPhone 3GS owners since its release.

I personally have not experienced this issue, however I have a very reliable source who claims that they have solved the issue thanks to some internal knowledge of a known issue during production. It apparently has do do with a corrupt software image when the 3.0 OS was flashed onto the devices during production.



Flower Picker for any occasion

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Need flowers for a special occasion? Just want a new arrangement on your desk? Try Flower Picker!



Gaming news: Archon out; heavy Knights Onrush rebate!

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As usual, there have been several great game releases lately. Of them, let me elaborate on Archon and Knights Onrush.

1. As far as Archon is concerned, first and foremost, I recommend reading THESE first impressions.

I’ve really enjoyed playing on my C64 in the eighties and was pleasantly surprised to see the quality of the iPhone version.

The pros, compared to the original C64 version:



Great game Sentinel 2, finally, out! + Strategy Guide

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Probably the best Tower Defense game out there is Sentinel by Origin8, which is offered for $1 only and is an excellent buy. (See my Strategy Guide HERE.)

The sequel to Sentinel is considerably better than the first version. Most importantly, it has four always-available, additional weapons freely available (depending on your "energy" level, which depends on how many still not destroyed gates you have and whether you’ve bought new "Energy" droids):


Making a Good Impression with Presenter Pro

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We all need to make presentations -- to our bosses, to potential clients, to colleagues, to sweethearts (or hopefuls). Since we all have to tell our stories or make our cases, we might as well do the job well.

Presenter Pro from Reximedia (available now through the App Store for $4.99) promises to help us make a good impression in the eyes other people, whoever they might be. How does it do that? By reminding us of what a great presentation can be.



One Phone Charger per Person - will Apple play along?

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The European Union just made a deal with mobile phone manufacturers to have only one, standard charger for future phones, and they hope to expand the standard to cameras and laptops.  Can I get an amen?



Accessory Apps

 

I recently stopped in the Apple store and was admiring all of the shiny new laptops, iPhones and iPods when I was approached by one of the ever present Apple staffers. My husband and I were shopping for an new iPhone case for him to use when he runs, and in the name of research, I asked the young man what the most popular accessory was for the iPhone.

I was surprised when he answered “Apps. “ When pushed, he acknowledged that cases and car chargers are also popular, but then he reiterated that Apps were the most popular accessory.



Web browser roundup updated

I’ve just added a new section to my iPhone Web browser roundup, elaborating on the latest changes and news. I also present three new Web browsers coming with Internet radio stream players.

Speaking of Internet radio apps, I’m working on a brand new review of them – along with a full roundup of iPhone messenger applications, paying special attention to their new, Push functionality.

 



Shake It Out: Choose a random entry from any lists you create

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Shake it out is an app that chooses a random line item from lists you create. I use EVERY day for one reason or another. It's a staple that I'm so glad I found & is quick & simple to use.



Anyone on AT&T with iPhone 3G, stereo BT headphones and another A2DP phone (or a 3GS)?

AT&T may have royally messed up the Bluetooth A2DP support in their firmware - after all, they've removed BT tethering; during this, they may have also (without their knowing about it – after all, evaluating A2DP quality needs some practice, which they may not have at all) messed up A2DP in some way.



Bring the Power of the iPhone browser to Your PC!

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We all love the iPhone’s pinch-capable browsing and slick gesture-based navigation. It’s clean animated experience is a wonder to behold, and not uncommon to it’s big brother, the iMac.



Sun Java Store to make Apple's look like a "rounding error"?

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 Recently reported in an article by eWeek, Java's creator, James Gosling claims that the coming Sun Java Store will make the Apple App Store look like a "rounding error". Tough talk considering the overwhelming success of Apple's excellent software download and purchasing center.



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