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Review: Space Defender by Anatolii Shamkin

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Somehow a set of emails got crossed one day, and I ended up downloading this game instead of the one I thought I was downloading.  Since the developer had provided the code to someone for review, I felt like I should provide a review even though I didn’t mean to actually download the game.  For their sake I really wish I didn’t feel that way.  As Randy Jackson from American Idol might say, “it’s not good, dog”.  The music is good, but that’s the only part of the game that’s really aesthetically pleasing.  The closest product game play wise I could think to compare it to on the App Store would be Heavy Gunner 3D from Com2us, but the experience of the two games doesn’t even come close.  With some work it could be playable, but lackluster controls and ultra-repetitive game play just make me want to leave the planets at the fate of their attackers.



A must-have for nature lovers!

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Have you ever heard a mink talk? Do you know what kind of gait a Blue Heron has? Can you identify Grizzly Bear tracks?



Give your kids a Witty Bit of music and alphabet learning

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When I first started the Witty Bit app, the song went on and on and on. I couldn’t figure out how to get pass the first screen. Finally, I discovered you merely have to swipe to the next screen to get it to stop. Whew! 



App Sale from Electronic Arts

I wouldn't normally blog about price changes, but EA has dropped the prices on a ton of apps, that have mass appeal, so here's the scoop... I will be picking up Simpsons Arcade myself.  Enjoy!

 

 



goober VoIP and goober IM — free apps out today, cheaper rate than Skype

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Two free apps announced today increase your options for making low-cost calls via your iPhone or iPod touch. goober VoIP is like Skype in that it can use the data capability of your iPhone via WiFi or 3G to make telephone calls. But the rate is 1 cent per minute compared to Skype's 2.1 cents per minute for calls in the U.S. and Canada. International calls are around 1.4 cents per minute. The first two minutes of any call are free, and you get 100 free minutes when you first sign up.



iPhone Life on iPad and iPhone! Free for subscribers!

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You heard it hear first. (We probably won't publicize until late April). All subscribers (past, present and future) will receive the Zinio digital version of iPhone Life free starting with the Summer issue (at least through Spring '11.)   You can download the Zinio app and read recent issue of iPhone Life free on the iPhone and the iPad. Check out the Zinio site to see some of titles for the iPhone and iPad.



Dollar Movie Revolution on your iPhone!

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If you haven't heard, movie cinemas have begun increasing their prices to view 3D movies! Some theaters have begun raising their prices on all movies viewed in their cinema. What happened to the good old days of living vicariously through Hollywood actors without spending a whole week's check? Well, due to the state of our economy, affordable living has become a spark that most households are eagerly looking for. Welcome the redbox iPhone app! Great for affordable date nights, family time, and just wanting to see the latest release without spending $5 to watch it once.



Encyclopedia Britannica now available for the iPhone

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It's amazing how far things have come. Raise your hand if you remember when encyclopedia salesmen used to go door to door, selling you a shelf of books for hundreds of dollars. Now you can have the Encyclopedia Britannica in the palm or your hand for $25. The Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2010 has over 25,000 entries covering art, history, geography, politics, technology, science, sports, pop culture, and other subjects. It also has over 800 images and maps. And if you shake your iPhone, it brings up a random article.



Shaun White and iPhone Life!

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Everyone knows Shaun White, thanks to the recent Winter Olympics and his trademark red hair!  But would you believe that his favorite iPhone magazine is iPhone Life?  It helps that iPhone Life is the ONLY magazine dedicated to the iPhone, but nonetheless, Shaun was gracious enough to pose for a picture and sign an issue of the magazine!

Shaun was on hand at the Marvell Semiconductor booth, at CTIA in Las Vegas, this past week, to help promote Marvell's commitment to making the Always-On lifestyle possible.  Mr. White knows his stuff, having a number of games that bear his name.  Shaun White Origins is available in both FREE and paid versions on the iTunes app store.

For more details on Marvell, check out http://www.Marvell.com.



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