By Ari Zoldan
Last week, Vonage released a competitive app aimed at Skype’s voice-over-IP calling service. This app offers some benefits over its competitor. Time to Call, which is the name of the new app, is available for free in 87 iTunes stores around the world. For between $1 and $2, app users will have the ability to call people in 100 different countries at 15 minutes per call.
By David Averbach
By Todd Bernhard
The gold standard for a Bluetooth keyboard for an iPad is probably Apple's wireless keyboard. But gold can be heavy and expensive, and the Apple keyboard is pricey at $69. A competing keyboard needs to be smaller or lighter, or cheaper or have more features like specialized keys. With that in mind, I tried out some alternative Bluetooth keyboards.
Appealing to females who want to keep track of their menstrual cycles, Period Pace [FREE] is most definitely a top-contender. Why? Its easy-to-use interface and features that give you the best estimates make it an ideal application, especially considering it's absolutely free to download.
Coming from iPhone developer Aesop, who specializes in the making of applications appealing mostly to just-married couples, and helping with care of a newborn child, Period Pace certainly is the solution to tracking your periods.
By Eric Pankoke
So what happens when a weird blue alien decides she needs a string of pearls but has no money? Why she kicks her kids around the world, that’s what! In this rather interesting take on the whole Pachinko genre, Kickin Momma has you catapulting your poor children around a variety of environments in order to collect gems that you can turn in for your desired jewelry. Why not just wear the gems? Who knows? In any case, with excellent games like Peggle and Dog Pile on the iOS market, you really have to work hard in this genre to stand out. There’s no question that Kickin Momma separates itself from the pack, but I just wonder if it’s a bit too over the top.
I have to say I'm not much of what you would consider a hard core gamer. I do enjoy the occasional game of cards or AngyBirds. Since purchasing my ipad 2 I have been downloading and playing more games. I just find some of them very entertaining and challenging. Well with that said I have found a game I love. Its called ChickenBalls.
By Peter Magers
Movie rights for Secret of Chateau de Moreau, a mystery/thriller iPhone adventure game from 4:33 Creative Lab, have been optioned by EK Films. The game immerses players in the interactive story of Antoine Moreau, who has inherited his foster father’s enormous wealth, along with the mystery of his foster father’s murder—in which Antoine himself is a suspect.
Dension iPhone Car Dock
By David Averbach
By Nate Adcock
MobiReader Pro is a business card recognition app for the iPhone. It stores, saves, and acts as a file management for your business card (or cards) that you own. You simply go into the scan option within the app and your iPhone will snap an image of a card (or document); and then you can store it. Information will also be imported into an address book so you can keep track of various contacts. The app will even convert cards (or documents) with images and graphics into PDF files. This is called OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology and this app uses it to the fullest. MobiReader Pro is especially useful for those of you who have multiple business cards and are always running out of physical cards.
By Nate Adcock
Clock apps are popping up all over, and though I didn't have much time this week (pun intended) to play my 2 current fav games in the app world--namely Jet Car Stunts, and Pinball Magic (alas, I completed all the tracks in Paper Racer)--I did have time to check out 2 new clock apps and a cool flying game. Globaclock is an interesting way to keep world time zones straight, and Talking Jelly Clock is just, well weird. Breitling Reno Air Races is mucho 3-D racing fun...!
Top Action iPhone\iPad Games
I have had the opportunity to play some great action packed IOS games this week. I was really surprised how realistic and great the graphics were on these games. One of my favorites was, Getaway. This game is about a bank robbery and you are the "getaway" driver. The driver scores points based on how well you drive and how far you get before the police cars or other obstacles causes you to wreck your car.
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