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Take the arcade with you, with mobile iCade offerings from ION at CES

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I've been playing with the original iCade for a few months (see original article here), and it's been great fun, but it sure ain't portable.




Well, the folks at ION have come through. At CES, they showed off their new iCade Jr., which brings arcade-style joystick and buttons from the larger model to the iPhone and iPod touch.


 



iPad App Review: Vodio

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Vodio is a great new app for the iPad that allows you to watch videos quickly and easily. Like other similar apps, this one has an impressive display and is able to get videos from a number of different sources. The controls are very easy to learn and use, which makes this a great app for anyone who enjoys watching all sorts of videos. While all this alone makes for a pretty good app, Vodio has some impressive features which nobody else has to date.



The iPad goes retro with Etch-A-Sketch from Headcase at CES

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The iPad was meant to be turned into an Etch-A-Sketch! With the officially licensed Etch-A-Sketch case, from Headcase, combined with the iOS app, you can wow your friends, classmates, and colleagues. Everyone has thought of it, but Headcase went ahead and did it, for both the iPhone and iPad.


 


You can't help but smile when you see the case. And when you use the app, it all comes back to you. Of course you can shake it to erase it... It wouldn't be legitimate without that feature!



Mike V: Skateboard Party HD - App Review

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Mike V: Skateboard Party HD is a skateboard game for the iPhone and iPad with intense visuals and enticing gameplay.

The game starts off by allowing you to customize nearly every aspect of your avatar, from the classic to the current Mike V to other people. You are capable of customizing the skateboard, wheels, axles, and even the shoes the avatar wears. All of the different customizations can be unlocked during gameplay.



Blink Master Review

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Blink master is a fun game of speed, general knowledge and timing which requires you to be able to quickly see clues and piece them together as quickly as possible.  The general play of the game starts you off with a category from either 'famous personality', 'place', 'movie', or 'book.   Each problem has 9 clues which are flashed in front of you very quickly and then covered up by tiles.  Once the tiles are up you can answer the question if the quick glimps of the clues were enough, or elect to uncover one tile to see the clue better.  Each tile you uncover, you lose points.



What I played this week - TapTalpa.HD and CubeSieger

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This week I played 2 very different games, and wanted to get this posted up before the madness of CES begins in earnest. Several iPhoneLife personnel, including yours truly, will be stalking the show floor again this year, so if you happen to see one of us, come and say hi (look for the iPhoneLife patch). The first game is a $1.99 version of Whac-a-mole called TapTalpa, and the other is an interesting abstract board game called CubeSieger (lite versions available). They are both a little odd-ball, and I have to admit that at least one of them needs more work before it deserves to cost $1.99 on the app store.



Police Training on your iPhone

Coming soon to an iOS device near your face comes another tap shooter called Professional Police Trainer 2 (P.P.T.original here). You always wanted to draw down on a bad guy but let's face it, that would be scary. Plus you'd have to get up off the couch. Anyway, for all you crack shots of the P.P.T. realm, the updated version will be out soon, and you can get another taste of lawman adrenaline from the comfort of your Lazyboy! Read on for full PR info...



GoDocs for Google Docs Review

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This is an absolute must have for anyone who regularly uses any of the Google Docs services online.  It makes it very easy to view, edit, share and much more any type of document available online.  It works with PDFs, documents, spreadsheets and even audio or video documents.  This app is ideal for pulling up and viewing the information you have stored in Google's cloud anywhere you go.



Apple's Number 1 photo App Is Free For Now

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Apple has pronounced SnapSeed as the #1 photography app of 2011. A very good review of it was written by fellow blogger Mitch Stevens, and can be read here:  There is not much you'd want to do to a photo that you can't do with this excellent app.



SugarSync Review - Flexible Cloud storage for everything!

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SugarSync is a full-featured cloud backup and file syncing service (reviewed previously in our magazine by Doug Goldring here), but you can also create and edit documents on-line, play music from your synced collection, and transfer photos via iPad or other iOS device. There are clients for iOS, Android and several other mobile OS flavors, so you can sync from just about anywhere. I was specifically interested in the ability to write articles and save pictures and research to a consolidated folder I could later access on my computer. Currently, I use Evernote for the sometimes extensive article content I compile (mostly photo/text/weblink data), but it's somewhat aggravating to reformat everything for our blog editor later, so recently have taken to simply editing blog posts in raw HTML on our site (or in Notes), which is also a pain. SugarSync didn't bring my content together exactly the way I wanted, but it is a great file sync and backup product...



Best iPad Apps

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