By Cindy Downes on Sat, 12/17/2011
By Nate Adcock on Thu, 12/15/2011
Back in my day when we used things like sliderules, protractors, and multiplication tables (had mine printed on a little cheat sheet), I remember thinking what a total drag mathematics were. I'd rather be outside playing kickball. If I would have had Factor Samurai, I would have jumped on my "times tables" like a shark eating a surfer (go shark)! If you got school kids mildly to severely uninterested in math, this is a clever way to get them interested. Read on for more review comments and info on the app...
By admin on Thu, 12/15/2011
The app called “Free App Wall” is easily the best one of its type which I’ve tried so far. The point of this handy app is to find other apps which are not normally free but are for one reason or another. This is often because the other apps are new or being promoted or something of this nature but the bottom line is this is the best way to find great apps for free that I’ve seen.
By Eric Pankoke on Thu, 12/15/2011
I Won’t Fall is the heartwarming saga of a mother hen who will risk anything to save her baby chicks. In all honesty the game can sometimes get a bit depressing, especially when you get smacked again and again by the picture of a baby chick with a solitary tear running down its cheek if you fail a level. Have no fear, though, because love always prevails and when you finally conquer the treacherous surroundings and reach each baby chick you’ll feel warm and fuzzy all over. At least I think that’s the emotions from the game…
By Nate Adcock on Tue, 12/13/2011
Looking a little like a Kevlar vest for iPhone, the new iFrogz Mix is a polycarbonate hybrid case with a thicker TPU edge. TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane) is a choice material for it's resistance to abrasions, oil and grease, while retaining excellent elasticity. It's better than traditional rubber in some respects as it is lacking in overly adhesive properties (easier to pull out of the back pocket), with the added benefit of anti-microbial properties. Wow that sounded scientific... I need to stop researching and reviewing all these darn cases...
By admin on Tue, 12/13/2011
Everyone is looking for a great way to play with color in a photograph. With Color Splurge; you can do just that! This is where you can take practically any photo and turn it into black and white while adding additional colored features to enhance and personalize. It’s a fantastic way to bring out that special photo and give it an artistic touch.
When initially signing on; a quick explanation of buttons is shown, but a little too quick to read. A suggestion to the developer would be to slow this down, but the option to access it again is located on the top right icon pictured with a question mark. But, the fact remains that it isn’t necessary; you can click on each one to understand their easy capabilities.
By Jim Karpen on Mon, 12/12/2011
In a press release today that was mostly about the App Store for the Macintosh, Apple also gave salient figures for iOS: over 500,000 apps avialble, over 18 billion total downloads, and over 1 billion apps being downloaded per month. Of course, with all those apps it's a challenge to find the ones that meet your needs. Check out the iPhone Apps Starter Kit, which gives you a good basic selection of apps to check out.
By Nate Adcock on Sun, 12/11/2011
Shoot, you know I love a good snowball fight! Ain't had any of the neighborhood kids try for me in recent winters though. I can still hurl a mean iceball when the mood hits me.
By Biweekly Giveaways on Fri, 12/09/2011
Every weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works:
By Jim Karpen on Fri, 12/09/2011
Flipboard is one of the most popular apps for the iPad. And it was so heavily downloaded when it was released earlier this week for the iPhone that the added traffic brought down Flipboard's servers. Now Google has jumped into this popular space — apps that aggregate your social media content, news, and other web content into a personally tailored, very attractive, magazine-like format. Google Currents (free) is available as a universal app for both the iPhone and iPad.
By admin on Fri, 12/09/2011
The Hot culture app is the app arm of the culture.pl website which offers the latest in news and information concerning the Polish culture and events. This app is beautifully designed and has an impressive amount of information which is updated every day. Whether you’re looking for information about the latest polish singer or just an update on what is going on in the news, this app has everything you could ever want to know about the Polish culture.
By Jim Karpen on Thu, 12/08/2011
Texting is the main mode of communication for many smartphone users who disdain email, especially the younger generation. And in Asia, emoji icons have long been a staple of text messaging. They liven up text messages in a way not possible via emoticons -- those little smily faces or frowns made from colons and parentheses. Now Apple is apparently bringing emoji to the iPhone.
By Jim Karpen on Wed, 12/07/2011
Big news late yesterday: the wildly popular Flipboard app (free) originally available only for the iPad is now available for the iPhone as a universal app. Flipboard is so popular, and so many iPhone users downloaded it, that CNET is reporting that the service is down. The app gives you an amazing new window onto Facebook and other social networking services.
By Biweekly Giveaways on Tue, 12/06/2011
Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekend Giveaway this week. We have selected the winners of this weekend's Giveaway. We gave away 10 apps!
And the winners are...(drumroll please): James Perry, William Parker, Sharon Altoff, John Weidig, Alvin Sted, William Rodgers, Jon Marks, Theresa Johnson, Ralph Sherman, and Michael Dudek!
By Jim Karpen on Mon, 12/05/2011
If you're in a position to choose a carrier for your iPhone and are wondering which is the best in terms of data performance, AppleInsider has the answer. They've tested the throughput of each of the carriers to see which one performs the best. The conclusion is no suprise: AT&T has the best speed and Verizon is more widely available. And Sprint?
By Nate Adcock on Sun, 12/04/2011
What I played this week was mostly a festival of EA 99 cent titles (Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Mirror's Edge, and Battleship) that cost me too many hours of distraction when I should have been doing more productive things. I also found an app finder app called AppsCube Explorer that allows you to browse apps through a 3D interface. It helped me waste yet even more time by enhancing the navigation required to find more freebies--so I could waste even more time--if that makes sense. Select your next virtual iTunes gem in a slick 3-D gamelike interface!
By Christopher Peri on Sat, 12/03/2011
The news about Siri not being able to find abortion clinics when doing a search broke a few days back, so this post is not to 'break' the news as much as to ask the question; is Siri's inability to find an abortion clinic purposeful programming or just an glitch? I grabbed a 4G and did some testing myself and confirmed what has been reported.
By admin on Sat, 12/03/2011
A few weeks ago, I had the honor of meeting Jon Brandmeier. We discussed the passing of Steve Jobs and also the iPhone 4S. He's a great guy who has had many great accomplishments. Brandmeier currently has his own show that he hosts at NBC Chicago. What a way to have your first interview. He has a great show covering many topics. Check out the short clip of my interview with Brandmeier. I was so nervous, I thought I was going to fall out of my chair.