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IMP Music Game Review

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IMP: Surf the Music from Koolhaus Games is a fun game, and in fact I wish I had gotten around to reviewing it sooner. The graphics aren't super sophisticated, and the goal is simple sliding around a curving track, hitting objects called, "bits o funk" in time to backing music, but the game features some catchy tracks and good beat mixes, and I had a hard time putting it down. Read the rest of my mini-review after the break, or go check it out here.

 



Apple to compete with Hulu, Zillion, TVu?

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The web is a buzz with information that Apple may further develop iTunes into a monthly $30 subscription service for TV and movies as reported in Forbes today.  Peter Kafka of All Things Digital indicates multiple sources indicate that Apple may be ready to take on the likes of Hulu and Zillion and tap into the growing trend of people's viewing habits shifting from traditional TV or cable and towards the internet. 



Learn to Knit, Crochet or Embroider using your iPhone

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Easy Stitch 1.0 (iPhone, iPod) provides full-color, step-by-step instructions on how to get started in knitting, crocheting and embroidering.  



Review: Deal Or No Deal Around The World

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If you've ever wanted to be a part of Deal Or No Deal you have three choices.  First, try and get on the show.  For most people, that probably won't happen.  The second would be to play Deal Or No Deal: Around The World on your iPhone.  The third would be to just sit in front of the TV and make comments while the show is playing, even though you know the people on the TV can't hear you (or at least I hope you know that).  If your choice is between 2 and 3, I'd opt for choice number 3.  You might be a little less disappointed.



Oceanhouse Media delivers uplifting & positive personal development apps

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Oceanhouse Media was kind enough to send me a few complimentary apps to review (and my apologies Karen for the tardiness of this review). If you are not familiar with Oceanhouse Media they are "dedicated to building high-quality products that educate, uplift, enlighten and heal the planet." The company was founded by Michel Kripalani.

 



Deadly apps for Halloween

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Free Halloween Sounds  (free) is just plain fun, what it is is fifteen free spooky sound effects (bats, ghosts, chainsaws, creaky floors, etc) and a spooky soundtrack you can play in the background.  To kick it up a notch just get a mini jack to 1/4" stereo jack and plug it into your sound system for Halloween and really give the kids a fright!  I've been playing with this thing so much even my son is getting tired of it, and he's 7! 



How to Make Traveling With Children FUN!

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Better yet, how to make traveling fun for yourself! I found Travel Games Ultimate Edition very fun, and I’m over 18 (just a little).

The app features five games: Rock, Paper, Scissors; Slug Bug; License Plates; Find it! Pictures; and Scavenger Hunt.



Great new app for musicians

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Sorry but I haven’t posted lately as I’ve been preparing my materials for tenure review here at West Chester University of PA.

But, after attending a recent conference hosted by the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (atmionline.org) I have some great new apps to share with you. I’ll roll them out over the next few weeks. Here’s the first.



Review: imPig from iPho Game Development

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I’m not really quite sure who the target audience for this game is. With the whole “three little pigs” motif you’d almost think it was a kid’s game, but the atmosphere seems a bit violent. When you shoot the wolves with an arrow they bleed, and in the intro cartoon the pig comes off as kind of a gruff, mean protector. Not to mention the fact that this game gets tough rather quickly. That being said, it is a somewhat amusing game that will definitely keep you challenged. Did I mention it was tough?



iPhone marketshare grows! Where it stops, nobody knows!

 A new report shows Apple's marketshare of the smartphone market continues to grow, at the expense of the entrenched suppliers.

The iPhone now accounts for 30%, up from 25% and trails market leader RIM (BlackBerry) by ten points, as RIM slipped one percent to 40%.  Considering that BlackBerry includes a variety of platforms, touchscreen and non-touchscreen, and that Apple's iPod touch sales aren't included, it's clear that the iPhone platform is on its way to becoming the dominant platform for smart devices.



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