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What I Played this Week - Bounty Racer, Kingdom Rush, Stitcher and Pearltrees!

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What I played this week includes a mix of apps for both work and play, and warn you this will be a lengthy column, as also have a bit of game news to share at the end. So, let's jump in--play before work, as the saying goes: Bounty Racer (beta) is an exquisite crash cart-esque 3D racing menagerie (should be released next week). Second, Kingdom Rush for iPhone is engaging, if tiny, Tower Defense fun with rousing vocals and clashing swords to keep you alert through endless enemy waves. Pearltrees is a "web curation" app (web-content mind mapping/sharing) with an interesting way to find/share online content. Stitcher is to news radio and podcasts what Slacker or Pandora are to music.  Lot's to look at, so let the WIPTW madness commence forthwith!



A Must Have Travel Companion: The Geneva XS Speaker System

 

For fear of dating myself, I remember not leaving home without a folding, windup, analog travel alarm clock.  Now, there's probably not a hotel room in the world without a radio alarm clock. Now most people probably use their phone for waking up in the morning. But there's a better way.

I've discovered a speaker system to die for that does it all. The Geneva Sound System Model XS is highly portable. It folds into a study case measuring 6 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 1 1/2" making a compact unit in your suitcase. It weighs about one pound. The XS comes in red, white or black.



Apple releases new Podcasts app

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Yesterday Apple released its new Podcasts app, and so far the reviews are quite positive. It allows you to find, subscribe to, and play podcasts with one app. This is a much better option, in my mind, than using the Podcasts feature of the built-in Music app. The app lets you access the Podcasts catalog in iTunes, using the same interface as iTunes so that you can view New & Noteworthy, the Podcast Starter Pack, Staff Favorites, and the Top Charts. The app switches between the Catalog view and Library view in just the same way as Apple's iBooks app.



Far Out, Man: Astral Worlds 3D!

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Astral 3D Worlds is a far out app.  With a display of galactic energy and space matter, the application takes the user into a world of the unknown! 

 

With the expression of so many colors and patterns, the application stimulates thought and relaxation in a cool way. 

 



New Update Released For iPoe, The Illustrated & Interactive Edgar A. Poe Collection

New Update Released For iPoe, The Illustrated & Interactive Edgar A. Poe Collection

The update released today has new content for the terrific app iPoe, the Illustrated and Interactive Edgar Allan Poe Collection. The content includes “Annabel Lee,” which is the last complete poem composed by the American author, published shortly after his death in 1849.

iPoe Collection 2.0.


With 13 Successful 1Tap Apps for iOS, 1Tapps Marks its First Anniversary

With 13 Successful 1Tap Apps for iOS, 1Tapps Marks its First Anniversary

1Tapps today is pleased to announce their first anniversary as a highly successful iOS development company. Founded in Spain in June of 2011 by Carles Coll Madrenas, 1Tapps now has 13 apps in the App Store. The company's apps are all based on the ability to perform an important function, which might normally require a few seconds and two or three taps, immediately and with just a single tap. Their flagship app, 1TapVideo - Instant Video Recording, was voted the 2011 Best App Ever Award in the Video category by the readers of 148apps.


Interactive Graphic Novel, The Flame, hailed as ‘Slumdog Millionaire for the Olympics.’

 

Innovative publishing house spreads the Olympic spirit with their new graphic novel for the iPad, The Flame, an inspirational tale of honour, courage and determination.


Multi Audiobooks Player App Review

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Multi Audiobook Player has been rated as an unexpected great app in 2010.  Because there are a variety of apps geared towards the concept of media, this particular one has surprised many critics.  There are numerous features that are offered that can't be found with its competitors.  And for those that enjoy listening to audiobooks, you'll appreciate the innovative idea behind it. 



iPoe - The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection

iPoe - The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection

 

Unique Interactive Experience 

 

iPoe Collection for iOS is an application which showcases his writings in form of illustrated images, drawings and scary sketches. The drawings showcased in the app define scenes Edgar Allan Poe created through his writings. The audience find themselves in the scenario, and they suddenly become part of the play as they read his stories. The app combines Poe’s writings with illustrated drawings, interactive animations and music to provide audiences a more visual approach to his poetry and stories, making his stories more entertaining.


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