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OutColor out does itself!

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To hijack a bit of Elizabeth Browning’s famous poem, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height” of OutColor’s newest update!  YESSSS!  The good people at Vizros Software have done it.

You can now add your own background and use their expanded stock backgrounds as masks.

If you enjoy using your iPhone's camera and digital photography, do yourself a favor and get this app you will not be sorry.



Review: Underground from Chillingo

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Here we are again. It’s time for me to review another scrolling shooter, this time Underground from Chillingo. I really should just come up with a standard header for scrolling shooter reviews, which I think would go something like this: “I love scrolling shooters. I don’t care if they are horizontal or vertical, or maybe even a mix of the two views. All that matters is that the visuals look pretty good, the sound doesn’t make my ears bleed, and the action is fast and furious. Not R-Type level of insanity, mind you, but I don’t want it to be a walk in the park either. Oh, and for good measure the developers should throw in some nifty power-ups. Give me these things, and I’ll be a happy man.” Well, I’m happy to say that for the most part Underground delivers, and it manages to provide a solid, old style shooter that’s lots of fun.



Interview With AddictingGames Part 2 (Including World Wars review)

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It's time for part two of my interview with Kate Connally, Vice President of AddictingGames.  This time we chat about things like the development team that's porting the games to the iPhone and what challenges they might run into.  I also find out their stance on developing original content and iPhone only sequels to Flash originals.  Plus, I conclude this week's segment with a look at another one of AddictingGames' iPhone launch titles: World Wars.  Without further ado, here's the interview...


ESPN Fantasy Football launches in App Store!

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 "ESPN Mobile launched its latest application to the Apple iTunes App Store today, when it debuted ESPN Fantasy Football.  The app provides millions of ESPN Fantasy Football players full control and management of their ESPN teams and leagues, live scores and stats, personalized alerts and exclusive editorial -- all from their iPhone or iPod Touch device."

Stay totally in every game with this new app from ESPN Mobile. Only $4.99, so simply search for it in the App Store app on your iPhone or iPod touch... See a demo at the link above.

 



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.



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!



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. 



How well do you listen?

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Do you have a good ear for music? Do you enjoy playing Simple Simon or other memory games?

ListenListen is Simple Simon without the visuals – it depends totally on your ear. Tap the icon and listen to the sound. Then, match the sound to the icon with an identical sound within the allotted time frame. As you match the sounds, the icon dims. It’s really fun!

The game includes five sound choices: Cartoon sounds, musical instruments (drums really), piano notes (my favorite), horn notes, and bass notes.



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