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Winter 2010 — free app for following the Winter Olympics

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Winter 2010 is a free app with a number of great features that give you about everything you need to follow the Winter Olympics. It gives you access to all the news and information, event schedule, and a medal tracker, which lists the countries with the most medals. A neat feature is push notifications, so you can get instant notice for winners by nation or by sport. The news feeds offer general news as well as news by sport. 

 


Are you brave enough for Hangman RSS?

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Are you a news junkie?  Do you like word games?  Are you brave enough for Hangman RSS?  Don't worry, your life isn't at risk...



Review: An Assassin In Orlandes by Tin Man Games

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Given all the advances in technology, you wouldn't think that something which mimics a 20+ year old system of printed words and plastic dice would be all that entertaining.  Then again, at it's heart that's what role playing games are all about.  An Assassin In Orlandes goes even a step further, bringing you an authentic electronic replica of the old Choose Your Own Adventure / Fighting Fantasy style game books.  And, unlike most modern computer role playing games, you actually get to roll the dice.  Thankfully, though, you don't need paper and pencil to keep track of your stats.  A smooth interface and excellent writing make this game a joy to read and play, and the fact that you can choose multiple paths in many spots gives it that extra replay value that many people desire.  I think you'll find that the trip to Orlandes is certainly worth it.



Readdle Docs v. 2.1 = Google Docs, Dropbox, and MobileMe Integration

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 ReaddleDoc update 2.1 was released today.

ReaddleDocs version 2.1 presents integration with Google Docs and Dropbox. This integration makes ReaddleDocs 2.1 the only iPhone application that can move files between Dropbox, MobileMe iDisk and Google Docs. In addition to Google Docs and Dropbox support it has: 



Maple Leafs mobile app snags 100K Users in 12 months

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 "TORONTO, ON - (Feb 8, 2010): With more than 100,000 App users and nearly three million page views per month, Maple Leafs fans have embraced Leafs Mobile, which has proven to be the most successful National Hockey League team App since its launch one year ago..." Read more from the press release about Polar Mobile's winning app...



Review: Toxic Jump by Pastel Games

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Pastel Games and I don’t have the best history together.  To see what I mean you can check out my reviews of their first two games, Submachine and Oceanic.  I think they’ve got some good ideas with their games, they just don’t push the content and execution far enough.  On the plus side, Toxic Jump is probably my favorite game of theirs to date.  Unfortunately, what should have been one of those titles that reels me into that “one more time” mentality ends up becoming hopelessly frustrating instead.  And that’s on the easy level...



Review: COGS by Chillingo

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I do not like sliding puzzle games.  I find them boring, tedious, and ultimately frustrating.  Thankfully, some developers seem to feel the same way and are actually making attempts at turning the genre into something fun and compelling.  The developers of COGS have succeeded in a big way.  Each puzzle is different, and they managed to infuse the third dimension into the game play in such a way that it not only doesn’t destroy the premise, but actually enhances it.  Add to that some nifty contraptions rendered in stylish graphics and you have yourself a winner with COGS.  If you’ve been avoiding the slider puzzle genre as it’s permeated the App Store, now would be a good time to try one out.  Just don’t get your hopes up that any other slider puzzle will come close to this one in terms of enjoyment.



At last: a working (!) full (!) AVRCP (Bluetooth remote media control) for the iDevice!

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As many of you A2DP (high-quality audio) freaks know and also been pointed out in my dedicated articles (last, iPhoneMVP-frontpaged one HERE), full AVRCP hasn’t been supported on the (otherwise, A2DP-capable) iPod touches and iPod’s, not even as of the latest, just-released 3.1.3 firmware.


Qik, get this app!

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Jumping into the middle of the iPhone video camera fray is Qik Video Camera ($1.99) by Qik Inc.which is amazing, and has edged my other favorites iVideoCamera and ShowTime out of the lead.



Fizz brings new Baseball Manager Sim to iPhone

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"Fizz Software Ltd -- February, 2010 --Following on from the huge success of Soccer Manager (a Top Ten game in the UK and across Europe). Fizz Software Ltd is delighted to announce that Baseball Manager 2010 for iPhone and iPod Touch is now available from the Apple App Store." Hit the links to learn more about this new sim from Fizz, or read on for more info from the press release..



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