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My Deal of the Day

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 I have been looking for a small functional bag for the iPad. I do not mind spending the money for a quality bag but for something like that, I would prefer to see it and handle it first. I have been checking best Buy but they have not cut it for selection. I also checked Target because they are local and sometimes have some nice bags. So, I went to some tag sales yesterday (a.k.a. yard sales, garage sales) and found a brand new Swiss Army bag that I thought may work. The price I paid; $5.00. I figured I had nothing to lose. If it did not fit, I would use it for Geocaching. 

        Sure enough, I got it home and it fits great. The retail links are below for one site where you can get further information on it.



Tilt To Live Lives up to the Name!

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You gotta give props to a game where the enemies form a giant version of Pong to kill you. The retro-gamer gag is clearly on me, as I can't seem to survive more than about a minute and a half in this game. Tilt To Live is a well-done, and engaging enemy avoidance challenge not too un-like Spirit (see my review here). The game's difficulty seems to ramp up exponentially, and trying to squirm around and between the angry red dots quickly becomes all but impossible!



Projecting a good image - AAXA Micro Projector Plus review

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Keynote on the iPad might encourage you to take your show on the road and present without a traditional computer.  In preparation for a talk I’m giving at the local Apple Users Group, I have been experimenting with Keynote and the M1 Micro Projector Plus from AAXA ($299 to $339 at www.aaxatech.com).

 



I Hate Sneezies - The Addiction Is Back

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The second game I reviewed on my iPod Touch was Sneezies (published by Clickgamer, developed by Retrodreamer, review here).  Back then I didn't have a ton of games, so anything I got I kept on my device.  The problem was, while I didn't play Sneezies for hours at a time, it was still way too tempting for me to launch the game and play it for a while instead of playing some game that I was supposed to be reviewing or beta testing.  I finally had to remove the game from my iPod so I could move on with my life and become productive again.  For a long time I was good.  And then it happened.



Shredding iRig Style on your iPhone!

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In our current print issue, I shared some examples of the unique and not un-cool ways you can use your iPhone or iPod to master your own music recordings. One of my musician buddies recently pointed me to the PRS Guitarbud, and now IK Multimedia is releasing the iRig. An audio plug adapter that turns your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch into an amp and effects system...read on for more press release info...

iRig Plug Interface Adapter



Mondo Solitaire - You won't get bored with this one!

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If you like solitaire, you'll want to check out Mondo Solitaire. The app includes more than 100 different solitaire games, as well as 200 different combinations of playing.



OS 4.0: Implications for Developers and for You

What do these 1500 new APIs give us?

The release of Apple's newest operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and Touch devices was introduced with 1500 new APIs for developers to explore. When expanding the platform, Apple identified "tent poles" of functionality necessary to support a richer app experience. The iPhone SDK 4 arrives with seven new tent pole features for users and services for developers. Much like the release of OS 3, Apple has maintained compatibility of the new OS to all Touch platforms while limiting some of the new functionality to Gen 3 hardware.


Developers receive the new iPhone OS 4 with all the APIs necessary to take their 185,000+ apps to the next level.


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Solar Walk now available for iPad!

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Another of my favs to hopefully become a big hit now on iPad...press release/links follow: Alexandria, VA., -- May 6, 2010 -- Vito Technology today announced its Solar Walk App for iPad is available on the App Store. A comprehensive addition to Star Walk, Solar Walk shows a 3D model of the Solar System with detailed info about each planet. It gives users a beautiful, educational, and interactive walk around the Solar system on their iPads.



Slug Wars To Shell and Back Released for iPad!

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I reviewed Slug Wars for iPhone and iPod some time ago. The game is fun on multiple levels, but now you can go head-to-head on your iPad with To Shell and Back (get it on iTunes here) with up to 4 of your slug lord buddies! To Shell and Back (gotta love that name) completely reworks Slug Wars with all new units, towers, gameplay and a unique storyline created especially for iPad.



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