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Phoenix Spirit: a Dark and Fun Adventure for Kids of all Ages!

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I like that the iPhone and the App Store have helped forge new flavors of apps and games. Back in the geeky days of early mobile games, there would not have been much room for a title like Phoenix Spirit from Spearhead games. A game about healing the forest. Phoenix Spirit has a few control challenges (but you could say that for many iPhone games), but the dark forest scenes, music and quirky overall theme work for me. I especially recommend this for kids into mystical stuff (i.e.



Over 2 million iPads sold

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News reports today are saying that over 2 million iPads have now been sold — in less than two months. It went on sale in Europe and Asia late last week, and people lined up to get them. Clearly Apple has a winner. Plus, there are now over 5,000 apps written specifically for the iPad. I can tell you that everyone who sees mine wants one. They say things like, "You're so lucky to have one." It's amazing the attention that it attracts. In fact, sales have been so strong that there have been shortages in the U.S. 



Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx supports iPhone OS

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Very cool this... If you use Ubuntu, the latest version (10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx), is finally out-of-box compatible with the iPhone OS, meaning no jail-breaking or compiling of anything to connect to your Ubuntu desktop. I'm likely in the minority on our blogs that use PC technology (both at work and play). I have an iPod touch, but I follow and post on just about anything tech-related. This post is for iPhone PC people, interested in the free and easy to use Ubuntu Linux OS. You can run it from a USB stick, and now it's more compatible with your Apple devices.



Paragon Releases Merriam-Webster Dictionaries with iPad support

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One of my first reviews here at iPhoneLife... For years, the Paragon folks have been making mobile reference material for a variety of OS flavors. Now they have added iPad support to several of their dictionaries. I know it's exciting news--you never know when you might need one... Read on for the full press release...

America’s Most Trusted Merriam-Webster’s Dictionaries Now Offer New Learning Experience to First-Generation iPad Users



Mega Review: Land Air Sea Warfare is the SimCity of RTS War Games!

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I love RTS (real-time strategy) games, especially when they provide a brigade of options, smart enemies, and adaptive play. I hate reviewing them, however, because it requires a ton of screens and mucho things to describe (hint: skip to the end and watch the embedded video). When I found out LASW from Isotope244 hit the App store, I knew I would just have to suck it up, and review it.



NinjaGrips for a better grip!

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Crafted from recycled tire rubber, NinjaGrips are not only eco-friendly, but they work! These easy-to-install backings come in five styles and fit snugly on the back of your iPad to prevent it from slipping from your hand.

I have the “Industrial” design, which provides extra grip along the back edges when I have my iPad out of its case. What I particularly like about NinjaGrips is that, although the backing is rough, it’s not scratchy. It’s comfortable on the hands; something I didn’t expect.



Make Summer Reading Fun with the Reading Game from LegendApps.com

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This summer (or anytime), when your youngsters say "I'm bored", have them check out The Reading Game from LegendApps.

The app itself is not something you read.  Rather, the app encourages kids to read their favorite books and come back to the app to mark off how many pages they have read.  As milestones are met, rewards (funny sounds, animations, etc.) are unlocked.

The app's custom graphics are beautiful and even though the app is not compiled for the iPad, they render well in the 2X mode.



Penultimate - for drawings

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Penultimate is another version of a note app for the iPad and iPhone. The difference in this one is that you write with a stylus or your finger, rather than type. The big plus with this app is the Wrist Protection mode, where you can rest your wrist as you write. This makes for a much better writing experience – no stray marks! I like that.



Managing your iPad 3G data plan

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If you get an iPad 3G and are faced with the choice of buying a 250MB or unlimited data plan, my advice is to go for the cheaper 250MB at $14.95 per month. If you find that you use up the 250MB in less than two weeks, and it seems like your usage will continue at about the same level, then when your 250MB runs out, go for the $29.95 unlimited.

But in every case if your 250MB lasts longer than two weeks, you're going to be better off buying 250MB at a time.



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