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Cannibal Cookout for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

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Cannibal cookout is a fun cooking based game with a disturbing, yet funny, twist.  Rather than cooking with normal materials like many other cooking apps, you are a cannibal so you cook with other creatures.  The main game play screen has a large pot with boiling water in the middle, fire underneath and some trees and bushes in the background.  To beat each level you need to cook enough of the creatures to satisfy your character.

To cook one of these creatures you simply tap it and drag it into the boiling water where it will sit for a moment before going into your hunger meter to fill you up.  While they are in the boiling water they have sad little voice bubbles which say, “AHHHH” and “OUCH” which while dark still manages to be cute. 



NCsoft releases My Little Hero for iOS!

Looks like one worth taking a look at soon. Anyway, only 99 pennies for a limited time, so might want to grab it now. Check out the YT demo, and/or read on for full PR brief on the newly minted My Little Hero for iOS!



What I played this week - My own game!

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Do you ever consider what iPhone or iPad would be without the App store? Seriously think about it...? iOS is great, sure, but would get boring in a hurry without the awesome apps and games. Games that developers create, slaving for weeks/months over details most of us would consider a form of insanity, to bring us the very best in mobile entertainment for a price under 5 bucks! What if, like in early computer days, we had to write our own apps?! I got a taste of what that might be like. I say a taste, because though I write scripts to do my job, neither coding nor computer graphics are activities I claim to be able to do well. To make a game for iOS, I would need a lot of help. Sketch Nation Studio certainly helped, but the result is well, laughable in my case!



REVIEW & TIPS: At last an automatic(!) Skype call recorder!

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UPDATE (07/13/2012):  1. the new version stores its recordings in the standard Documents directory of the stock Skype app.

2. I've posted a lot of information on the Bluetooth compliance of the recorder HERE. The article also shows how you can make the in/output file pairs into stereo files with separate left/right channels keeping the in/out (or out/in) streams.

3. Unfortunately, in the last two months, there has still no been a bugifx for the iPad version of Skype.



Mohu Bounce Review - Boost your WiFi signal!

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My WiFi point of presence is in my basement. That's where the internet service provider installer guy had to put it. I mostly work 2 floors above that level, so getting a steady WiFi signal with all the interference in my neighborhood is somewhat a dicey proposition. My router was provided by the service company, so it's not exactly standard or easily configured (though I have tweaked on it a bit). I have been looking for a way to boost my upstairs WiFi reception for years, and didn't want to fuss with repeaters, or adding another AP. I think I may have finally found one of the easiest and cheapest ways to solve this problem. The Mohu Bounce...



This is how you can disable browsing any non-company (non-children etc.) website on your iDevice

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At MacRumors, I've been asked to elaborate on whether it's possible not to let users browse non-company Web pages, preferably with a mirrored, offline set of the company's pages for reference to get 3G data usage costs down.

Let's start with the former (to keep the size of the article down, I'll discuss the strictly offline solution in a separate writeup). Note that the solutions I present can be not only used in a corporate environment but, say, at home if you don't want your children to access certain “adult” pages.



iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway 5/4

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Every weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works: Every Friday we will announce the prizes being given away through iPhoneLife.com, Facebook, and Twitter. To enter the giveaway, go to iPhoneLife.com/giveaways. On Monday morning we will randomly select the winners. If you win an app, we will email you the promo code to redeem the app for free. If you win an accessory, we will mail it to you.



iPhone leads Android; Walmart stores drop iPhone 4S by $74

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In a post a couple days ago, I noted a consumer survey that found that more Android phones were sold in the March quarter of this year than iPhones. Wrong, according to Business Insider. The three major carriers in the U.S. all reported that they activated more iPhones in the first quarter of this year than Android, with the iPhone counting for 63% of the activations. After reading the article, I’m betting that the Business Insider data is more accurate than the consumer survey.



5 Rugged, Heavy-Duty iPhone 4/4S Cases [ROUNDUP]

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5 Of The Top, Rugged iPhone Cases In Review: Welcome to a review of heavy-duty cases by someone who really puts his iPhone's case through some vigorous testing! My iPhone accompanies me on many an outdoor adventure, and like me, has had its fair share of spills and thrills. So I have a good idea of what makes a "good rugged case", a good rugged case.



Rumor updates: longer, thinner iPhone 5, Apple television not expected in 2012

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iLounge posted details today about the new iPhone 5 that's expected this fall, though they didn't say where they got the info. They say the iPhone will be taller, at 4 inches, and will have a new aspect ratio. In addition, they say it will have a metal back. At 7.4 millimeters thick, it will be 20% thinner than the iPhone 4S. It will use Gorilla Glass 2, which is thinner than the Gorilla Glass used in previous iPhones, yet is just as strong. The metal panel on the back will be flat, not curved. In addition, the base of the phone will have a newly designed Dock Connector, possibly with 16 pins rather than the current 30.



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