When I read the press release for Boom Boxes I thought “I’m not quite sure I get it”, so I asked the developers for a video. They didn’t have one yet, so they sent me a promo code to try it instead. I’m not sure how interested I would have been in the game after just watching a quick video, but after spending some time playing Boom Boxes, I’m so glad I got the opportunity to try it. The game is fun, it’s challenging, and the developer clearly understands the concept of progression of difficulty. If you’re looking for a good casual game that’s also challenging, look no further than Boom Boxes.
Although Apple has stated that its ebooks will sell for $14.99, there is rumor that bestsellers will sell at $9.99. At what price are you willing to purchase an eBook? Does it matter whether it is fiction or nonfiction? Best seller?
Only two more weeks til I get my iPad!
I'm so looking forward to trying this out.
Will it meet my expectations?
Will there be plenty of apps available for the iPad? Will the ones I own on my iPhone work on my iPad? If so, how will they work?
What kind of cover will I need? Can I carry it in my purse? What about a stylus? Will my Pogo Stylus work?
Will I be able to endure without 3G?
I'll let you know the answers to these questions and more - soon!
I spent a number of years using Windows Mobile devices, and they always had an SD card slot for storage of files or programs. It was a simple and easy way to dramatically increase the amount of storage. But there's no card slot in the iPhone. Not to fear: AirStash is an SD card reader that uses Wi-Fi to let you access the files on the card via your iPhone or iPad.
Photo Wall (free) is a new app that lets you quickly and simply create collages from your photos. Plus, the app has handy features that let you post your collages on Facebook and e-mail them. You can also shake your iPhone and it will randomly arrange the photos in your collage. Other features include the ability to make high-res images, adding transparency, scaling,rotating, and more.
There are dozens of articles on how to extend the battery of your iPhone.
Here is the cheat sheet version:
- · Update the Software (via iTunes) often.
- · Don’t let it get hot.
- · Turn 3G off, if you don’t need it.
- · Turn of Location Services, if you don’t need it.
- · Turn Wi-Fi off, if you don’t need it.
- · Turn BlueTooth off, if you don’t need it.
- · Turn of unnecessary alerts (Facebook, etc.)
- · Lower brightness.
- · Turn on battery percentage meter (3GS).
- · Set Auto-Lock to 1 minute.
- · Hit the off button (you will still get texts and calls).
- · Turn off Push Notifications.
- · Fetch Data less.
- · Turn off EQ in iPod.
- · Watch App use –
o Games - Vibrating games (turn off vibrate).
o Games – 3D games.
o Social – Constantly updating your location
o Directory or Locating – GPS based
- · Set to Airplane Mode – you can’t get text or calls
- · Fully charge battery at least once a month.
- · Don’t buy Apps or songs – do it on your computer.
Bottom Line: Batteries drain and die, it’s a fact of life. Car batteries, pacemaker batteries and rechargeable batteries die. Until something better is invented, we just have to make the best with what we have.
Here are links to some in-depth articles on batteries:
My kids are not spoiled (well, maybe a little bit), I bought them iPhones for economic reasons. Let me explain.
The cost of a new Nintendo or Sony PSP is about $120 to $200. New games average about $25. You know, the ones they have to have and then get bored of after 3 days.
With me so far? We are at anywhere from $145 to $225 for a game player and 1 game.
What about an iPod? $59 for a Shuffle to $249 for a Classic ($199 for a iTouch).
A helpful article in the New York Times tells you a number of things you can do to conserve your battery and go for a longer time between charges. For example, if you're not using Wi-Fi, turn it off. That's because as long as it's turned on, it continues to look for a Wi-Fi hotspot, using up valuable juice.
I came across this app today when I when I was in Itunes. It's a file and document manager for the iPod Touch and iPhone. This seems to be a very feature rich app. It was released March 8th and is free for two weeks. The only feature I got to test at the moment was that I was able to connect via Wi-Fi (FTP) to my PC and transfer documents over to my Touch, which I think is pretty cool. It supports many file types. This is the first such app I have used like this so I can't wait to see what else it can do. While it's still free, download yourself a copy and try it out. You can check out the full specs on iTunes or at www.digidna.net. This is their Pro version of the software which is why there will be a price on it soon.