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Review: Graviton from Chillingo

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 There’s something to be said for those games where you basically fly through tunnels trying not to hit the walls. That something is for the most part that if you’ve played one, you’ve played them all. Then along comes Graviton to take that theory, shatter it to pieces, and leave it floating in a huge pool of lava. From the fact that you have an object besides your ship to protect to the realization that every level is filled to the brim with delicately timed situations and intricate puzzles, you’ll soon understand that Graviton is not your mother’s iCopter clone. Not only am I thankful for that, but I’m grateful that the developers have taken such a base concept and made such an incredible game out of it.



At last: C64 emulation is possible on the iPhone – and, what is more, without jailbreaking!

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Other mobile platforms have long been having decent Commodore 64 (C64) emulators. It’s probably Windows Mobile that is best equipped with these: on that platform, there are several C64 emulators, Pocket Commodore 64 3.0 being without doubt the best, offering even wireless multiplayer (!). It’s so good I’ve shelled out some $30 for it – without any hesitation.



Ever wanted to watch Vimeo and the like on your iPhone? Now you can!

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Is the big empty area in the upper half on the left of the following screenshot familiar to you?  



Would you prefer seeing something like the following:



…and also being able to watch the video?

Now you can – assuming your phone is jailbroken.



Interview With AddictingGames Part 1 (including iPark It! review)

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This is the first part of a 3 part interview with Kate Connally, Vice President of AddictingGames.  Each part of this interview will be followed by a mini-review of one of AddicitingGames' first three iPhone games.  For part one the mini-review will be about iPark It!



Star Walk Voted "What's Hot"...New Version Coming

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It's a good feeling when you hear that an app you reviewed and gave a thumbs up to makes it to the Apple "What's Hot" list (makes you think you got at least one right). It's especially cool when the developer is one that you have followed and encouraged for a long time (from back in the Windows Mobile days). Of course, the excellent Star Walk product for iPhone/iPod touch might have had just a little to do with it, and now soon to be released with a spinning earth model in version 3.0!



True MMS to grace the iPhone September 25th

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Talk about being fashionably late to the party. As promised for the fall, AT&T has made it official that its iPhone users will be able to finally use the MMS feature of the new 3.0 OS this September 25th.

AT&T had left advanced features such as MMS and tethering off of the list of can-do's when Apple announced it's 3.0 OS mainly due to the company's network not being able to handle the surge in data transfers.

Before you get too excited though, know that you will need to download a software update to your iPhone 3GS and 3G before you can use MMS, and iPhone 2G users are out of luck completely as those original devices will not get MMS support at all.



iConcertCal Review

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Seems everyone is talking about this new concert venue application, here on the blog anyway. iConcertCal is probably the easiest way I have ever found to find out about music appearances in your area. You can let it filter based on your loaded music, or you can simply go search through the available list of events. The location based services provide excellent coverage of large and small acts in your area. 



Animoto: It's a love thing

I fell in love with the girl before I found out that she could cook, dance, and play tennis, plus loves movies and my friend J.R.R. Tolkien. Well, okay, a lot of that is a fantasy, but something LIKE that happened with Animoto and it’s new iPhone app, because I followed up a tech alert on USA Today that mentioned Animoto, and wow, it was a dream come true, even before they launched the app.

But first you would have to have my dream, which was for an easy way to take a bunch of my poems, or any poet’s poems, and add multi-image effects (and maybe music) to them to create a sort of MTV version of poetry.



OutColor is out of this world

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There are a large and growing number of apps for the iPhone targeted towards art and photography, OutColor is one of them. OutColor ($1.99) by Vizros Software is an app which allows you to do some fairly sophisticated masking of images you have on your iPhone. For the casual iPhone user masking allows you to overlay different images, colors, etc on-top of a base image, as you erase layers on top of the base image you allow what’s beneath to come through, the effects can be amazing.   Users of software like Photoshop, or Sumo Paint, etc are probably quite familiar with masking, but if you’re new to digital art th


Apple denies exploding iPhones

Earlier I posted a link to a news report about some iPhones exploding in Europe. "Explode" was a bit of media exaggeration, since what happened was that the glass shattered. But no one got hurt, and there was only a small number of instances. Now the BBC is reporting that Apple investigated the issue and that in every case if found that some kind of force had been applied to the screen, though some people involved deny that.



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