Recent App Reviews
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.
Crazy Hamster: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crazy-hamster/id337721499?mt=8
Here’s a fun way to share photos. Use SortShots to create a slideshow of your favorite photos, complete with music in the background.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of the most interesting items at CES don't use electricity. We found several accessories that enhance the electronic lifestyle, while made entirely out of non-technical materials.
The App Store is like the weather. Everybody complains about it but nobody does anything about it. The store is still full of junk apps and people still buy them. But every once in a while you come across an app that is worthwhile and in this case, could actually save lives.
PocketCPR is such an app. While labeled for "TRAINING USE ONLY" and I'm sure some lawyers would have something to say about it, the idea is to guide you through Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in an emergency. The app leverages the accelerometer to determine how well you are performing and give you audible and visual advice if you need to go faster or slower.
The free ICE App is one that everyone should have — and hopefully no one will need to use. The idea is simple: everyone is supposed to have an ICE contact in their phone, "ICE" standing for "in case of emergency." ICE App suggests that you put its icon in the upper right-hand corner of the main screen. The app lets you enter four categories of info: who you are, your emergency contacts, medical info, and allergies.
When I first saw the screen shots for Thor I was expecting something along the lines of a standard platformer. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, because the iPhone sure could use some more of those. As it turns out, though, Thor is actually along the lines of one of those games where you have to dodge stuff while your character keeps running. However, with actions that go beyond the typical “jump or duck” and an actual level structure, this game is something much more than its roots. Instead of simply playing a level or two and then removing it from my device to make room for something else, I found myself going back for just “one more level” until I was suddenly at the end of the game. The only real down side is that I want some more!