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The KaChing Button iPhone Application Gives Away up to $1000 each day in Sweepstakes

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The KaChing Button iPhone Application Gives Away up to $1000 each day in Sweepstakes



Attention Developers - In App Contests & Sweepstakes Finally Allowed - The KaChing Button First App to have In App Contest

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Folks, just received this from Social Media guru, fellow app developer and Digital Future CEO Joel Comm that Apple has now made it possible for developers to include in app contests and sweepstakes.

Comm remarked "Up until now, Apple has not allowed contests and sweepstakes in apps.  However, they have made a change that the majority of devs don’t know about.  And it is going to have an explosive affect on the app store. Contests and sweepstakes are now allowed. That means we will soon seen an entirely new genre of apps... And there will be MANY of them.  Mark my words. However, no one has really broken this story yet.  And we’ve got the app that ties in with it... It’s the first of it’s kind." 



Sling Player 3G is HERE!

 I just updated my Sling Player to access the 3G network and it worked just fine! Please let me know if you find any issues. 

Finally, I can catch the game anywhere (that is if you have 3g service).

 



In Case of an Emergency, Please use ICE

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 As an emergency medicine physician, I know how much seconds count. It is extremely important to have the correct information when the patient can not give us key information. The idea behind In Case of Emergency is that it allows 1st responders a way to quickly access important information. Currently, the app store has several iphone apps that do this same function. The app called SMART ICE by EMS options LLC is a very good app. It contains all the information that one would need in the emergency setting and more. The app runs smooth and has several key features that I think are excellent. The top are:

1-) being able to prerecord information for the EMS

2-) Wall paper setting with information for EMS

3-) Quick EMS call from app



Apple is giving away $10,000 for the 10th billion song downloaded

Itunes has launched 7 years ago, they are celebrating their 10th billion music download with 1 lucky winner getting 10K in itunes Gift Cards! 

If you want to see what number download they are up to click here. No need to purchase needed click here.



Control an army of slugs...? You can do that!

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 Slug Wars from Republic of Fun is a goofy strategy/tower defense game that is addictive and fun. [Click here if you got here from newsletter, and looking for Cat in the Hat]. The premise is pretty simple: Spawn slug forces to take the opposing side of the battlefield, while stopping the enemy from doing the same. There are 3 slug battle lanes, and various slug fighter types (infantry slug, tank slug, kamikaze, etc.). Each has it’s own special fighting ability, and an utterly mindless need to advance and tear opposing slugs to ribbons.



Did You Get Candy For Valentines Day?

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 Well, you already know from a previous post that I love my cases. So it will not be any surprise to you then when I say that I bought a new one. I had an Apple gift card burning a hole in my pocket so I took a trip to the store. I purchased a Speck CandyShell case for my touch. I have been using it for a week now and love it. I am not going to review it in detail because there are so many of them published already. I did my fair amount of research though before making the purchase. The only thing I will say is that I am concerned with the little strip on the edge between the connectors and the front. I say that because I think it is very flimsy and may be the weakest part of the design. Will it break, who knows?



At Macworld: Yapper- Create Your Own Apps

Today I got to speak with Chirantan (Chintu) Parikh, CEO ( or Yapper Chief as he calls himself) of SachManya LLC. His company has developed a way that allows you to create your own mobile apps for your company or website.  Simply by going to their site, you follow 4 steps, fill in your information, and your app is done. 



At Macworld: AutoPark App- No More Tickets

If you've run up hundreds of dollars of parking tickets, you need this app.  The app sets up an alarm to warn you when your time is almost up at your parking meter. That alone could save you some big bucks, but the app does so much more. You can find where you parked your car using GPS markers. If you're in a parking garage, you can input your level and section.



At Macworld: FastTrac App for Your trip to Disneyland

If you're looking for a way to make the most efficient use of your time at Disneyland, this is your app.  The app contains comprehensive information about every ride there.



Use SD cards with your iPhone

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One thing that the iPhone doesn't have that many other smartphones do is a removable storage card. The advantage of such a card, of course, is that you can store much more data on your phone than if you're limited to internal memory. However, you can now look forward to the imminent arrival of an SD card reader for the iPhone that plugs in via Apple's dock connector. The device is available for preorder from ZoomIt at the currently discounted price of $50. You can read more on Wired.



At Macworld: iTouch Gloves Keeps Your Hands Warm and Lets You Use Your iPhone

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How many times have you been out in the cold and had to remove a glove to use your iPhone or iPod touch? There have been several vendors at Macworld that are showing winter gloves that allow you to use your iPhone or iPod touch without having to take off your gloves and risk frostbite.  iTouch Gloves has taken the concept to a whole new level.

itouch Gloves has produced a line of high fashion gloves for men and women that are of the highest quality. Just one look and you know these are not ordinary gloves.  They are elegant and make a fashion statement. While not inexpensive (they range from about $100 to $200 a pair), if quality and style are important to you, these fit the bill.

I was able to speak with Jerry Leto, the man who developed the material that allows these gloves to work on touch screens.  He saw a need and decided to create a fabric that was both functional and elegant. He showed his fabric to one of the early developers of touch screens and was told that it wouldn't work. He proved him wrong.

Now you can keep your hands warm, be fashionable and still use your iPhone. www.iTouchGloves.com



At Macworld: INRIX Traffic Cuts Down on Downtime

INRIX TRAFFIC! was given the Macworld 2010 Best of Show award.  This isn't your normal navigation app.  It's used to predict your travel time on your normal routes based on real-time and historic data. It lets you know when to leave to reach your destination at your desired time.



At Macworld: SkyGazer iPhone App

I got a chance to look at and talk to the developer of the StarGazer and StarVoyager iPhone apps at Macworld today.  These are amazing apps for those who are interested in the nighttime sky.  The company took the essentials of their desktop astronomy applications and adapted them for the iPhone. 



AppDope: News, Reviews and lots of Free Stuff

Want to keep up to date on what's coming soon to your iDevice?  Would you like to hear from the players about what's good and what you should avoid from what already exists in the App Store?  Best of all, how would you like the chance every Friday to win a free game?  Head on over to www.AppDope.com for all this and more...



The Red Carpet — app for following the Oscars, and a chance to win $1 million

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The Red Carpet ($2.99) is the app you need if you're interested in the upcoming Academy Awards. It offers up-to-the-minute awards news, film synopses, Netflix link, and film previews. PLUS, it offers you the opportunity to select your Oscar favorites, and if you correctly pick all 24 televised Oscar winners, you can win $1 million. According to the developer, this is the first ever contest of this type to be approved for Apple's App Store.



Videos from the floor at Macworld2010

Gary Abel - the willing and able man that he is - is walking the floor at Macworld 2010 for us - capturing great video demonstrations. Here's a couple that go with his post yesterday. He's also tweeting and live blogging! If you see him at Macworld2010 buy him some coffee.

4iThumbs

 

 

Clingo
 

 



Grand Theft Auto 30% Off in App Store...Hurry!

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 "In celebration of the Year of the Tiger, Rockstar Games is happy to announce a Special Price Promotion for Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the iPhone and iPod touch. Starting Friday, February 12 until 11:59pm (EST) Sunday, February 14, one of the highest rated handheld games will be 30% off in the iTunes App Store!!"...shoot, the cheat references for these games are 99 cents!



At Macworld: Great accessories for Your iPhone and iPod touch

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Yes, that's a guy with an Apple logo balloon hat.  It was one of the amazing sights at Macworld. I have never seen so many people in one place. It makes you wonder if anyone is using PC's anymore.  iPhones and Macbooks were everywhere. People were actually apologizing for not having an iPhone.



Joby Unveils New Products at MacWorld!!

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 I knew someone had reviewed the Joby Gorillapod line either in print or blog, and dug it up here on Heather Dale's site. I also have a fabulous Gpod camera holder/stand for my camera (kids bought it from ThinkGeek) and it doubles as a holder/stand thing for my iPod, and PDAs. It is often handy for taking steady, clear gadget close-ups. Joby just announced an expanded product line at MacWorld, so maybe our folks there can go check em out at booth#1659 – South Hall! I'm too busy back east shoveling snow...sigh!



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