Recent App Reviews
INRIX TRAFFIC! was given the Macworld 2010 Best of Show award. This isn't your normal navigation app. It's used to predict your travel time on your normal routes based on real-time and historic data. It lets you know when to leave to reach your destination at your desired time.
I got a chance to look at and talk to the developer of the StarGazer and StarVoyager iPhone apps at Macworld today. These are amazing apps for those who are interested in the nighttime sky. The company took the essentials of their desktop astronomy applications and adapted them for the iPhone.
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The Red Carpet ($2.99) is the app you need if you're interested in the upcoming Academy Awards. It offers up-to-the-minute awards news, film synopses, Netflix link, and film previews. PLUS, it offers you the opportunity to select your Oscar favorites, and if you correctly pick all 24 televised Oscar winners, you can win $1 million. According to the developer, this is the first ever contest of this type to be approved for Apple's App Store.
"In celebration of the Year of the Tiger, Rockstar Games is happy to announce a Special Price Promotion for Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the iPhone and iPod touch. Starting Friday, February 12 until 11:59pm (EST) Sunday, February 14, one of the highest rated handheld games will be 30% off in the iTunes App Store!!"...shoot, the cheat references for these games are 99 cents!
I knew someone had reviewed the Joby Gorillapod line either in print or blog, and dug it up here on Heather Dale's site. I also have a fabulous Gpod camera holder/stand for my camera (kids bought it from ThinkGeek) and it doubles as a holder/stand thing for my iPod, and PDAs. It is often handy for taking steady, clear gadget close-ups. Joby just announced an expanded product line at MacWorld, so maybe our folks there can go check em out at booth#1659 – South Hall! I'm too busy back east shoveling snow...sigh!
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.
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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.
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: