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Grand Theft Auto 30% Off in App Store...Hurry!

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 "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!



Joby Unveils New Products at MacWorld!!

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 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 — 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.


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