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Best of the best, U+3G iPhone holder

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For awhile now I’ve been using a small device which pays big dividends to iPhone 2G and 3G users who need a stable platform either for photography or videography.



Pocket Dictate — free software for recording dictation

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Even though you have Voice Memo on your iPhone you might also be interested in the free Pocket Dictate, which lets you make recordings and then tap the send button to e-mail it to your typist from within the app. You can also send it via ftp. The app automatically compresses the WAV file. There are other useful controls, too, including the ability to overwrite and insert. A voice activation feature lets you set it so that it only records when you're speaking. And while it's designed to emulate — and replace — a dictaphone, obviously it could be used for other purposes, such as interviews.



SPB Releases Quads for iPhone!

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 SPB Software, one of my fav Windows Phone software developers, has ported their Quads game to the iPhone. I'll be working up a review probably, and maybe a giveaway. If you want to check it out, go over to their site here for a look. Quads is currently just $0.99 cents in the App Store!

 



Charades or Pictionary?

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Do you enjoy playing Charades, but hate making a fool of yourself? With Charadium, you don’t have to.



Uh, oh — competition for iPhone Life magazine from Guide to Phone Apps magazine

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Coinciding with CES, Beckett Media announced the availability of Guide to Phone Apps magazine, which covers three platforms: iPhone, Blackberry, and Android. The press release describes it as, "the #1 source for all your iPhone and BlackBerry app news and reviews." I beg to differ, of course. The first issue is 100 pages, like our own magazine, and covers apps in a variety of categories, including games, travel, social networking, utilities, and more.



I love Crazy Hamster!

 

Crazy Hamster: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crazy-hamster/id337721499?mt=8



Sharing photos with SortShots

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Here’s a fun way to share photos. Use SortShots to create a slideshow of your favorite photos, complete with music in the background.

Here’s how:



Creative Notebooking

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 I love notebooks and I love to write in them, whether traditional paper notebooks or notes on my iPhone. KabukiVision offers an iPhone app especially for people like me called NoteMaster.



Off-Line for a Bit

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I'm going to be off-line for a bit. 

I'm going in for MAJOR sinus reconstructive surgery tomorrow, so I won't be posting for a while. If I do sneak on, it could be quite a psychedelic post. It could be quite entertaining - so check back often - before Webmaster Ben finds it and takes it off.

Webmaster Ben, beware!!  You have been warned!!!  I am stealth!!

-Comic Touch App!!!

If I owe you a review, I promise to catch up before I head off to MacWorld....to hunt down Steve Jobs.  I have some suggestions for the next iPhone.  Steve - you have been warned....keep your eyes peeled for a tall red-head...I'm stealth......

Please keep posting - I will be reading - since I won't be able to do anything else!! If I do reply to a post and it doesn't make sense....sorry.  If it's the funniest thing you've ever read....forward it to me in about 10 days so I can read it.

Thanks for all your support.

Cheers,

T.



Math Seeq - A Brain Boosting Game

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I'm pretty smart (so I think)....Well, this game challenged me. My 9 year old had to remind me that 2 is a prime number.  

Math Seeq is a fun educational app that you can give to your kids to help them improve on their math skills or turn them into a code breaker - think (Audrey Tatou in DaVinci Code with the Fibonacci sequence). 

After selecting your game level, Math Seeq tells you what mathematical sequence you are following and gives you a hint on what the first one or two correct answers will be.  You have to find and tap the next correct number in the sequence from a bunch of numbers flying around the screen. (see the video below) The first level is pretty easy, starting out with sequential numbers; one, two, three etc.  You get to tap as many numbers in the sequence as possible during a set time period.  The first level then goes on to challenge you with all the sequences in the basic times tables; multiples of two, multiples of three and so on up through nine.

In the intermediate and expert levels, Math Seeq throws more complex sequences at you such as prime numbers, the fibonacci sequence, and things like "i squared minus i" (Huh?).  So, now you have to remember the equation and calculate the number in your head in order to find and tap it! (ask your kid, if you slept through it in high school - they are learning it in elementary school now!)

Math Seeq can challenge every age.  The grade schoolers can practice their times tables and the more complex stuff will challenge older kids and serve as a good refresher for us adults - trying to keep the brain exercised (Alzheimers!) For correct answers you get points, and you get additional time for each correct answer as well.  High scores are saved so you can keep track of your progress.  There are plenty of ways to practice your times tables out there, but here you have to hunt them down and tap them!  Math Seeq is fun to play and it's addictive!  

Sometimes the number you are looking for gets hidden behind another number and you have to wait for it to escape before you can nail it, but that just adds to the fun.




 

website:  http://www.smileycatsoftware.com/Math_Seeq.html
app store/itunes link:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/math-seeq/id328264591?mt=8

Lite is Free, Full is $1.99

Bottom Line - Worth downloading the full version for kids or adults.  I give it 8/10 iPhones. 

 

~T. Posted from BlogPress - Please excuse the formatting.



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