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Ice Riders released and Snow Fight update coming soon!

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Looking for virtual wintertime fun this holiday, check out Ice Riders or Snow Fight (reviewed last winter season on my blog here), both from Sauce Digital. Ice Riders is a simple way to practice snowboarding tricks without breaking major bones, and as a bonus, you design the course! Snow Fight is soon to get an update, so you might wait a bit before grabbing that one. Both are great time killers for the days when you wish you could be out there on the slopes, instead of, well, stuck inside playing games!!.... Read on for the full PR!



Boulder Dash XL App Review

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Boulder Dash is an interesting game which is simple in concept, but difficult to master.  The idea of the game is not new in that you’re controlling a character in a 2D world where you have to find gems by walking through an underground area.  You can dig through sand to explore new areas, push round rocks to crush enemies or allow you to get to the other side of them.  There are other tops of rocks which you can’t dig through so you’ll have to explore your way around them. 



What I Played this Week - GPP, Atomic Frogs and Dead Trigger!

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This week I played 3 awesomely cool games at the $1.99 level and below...Galactic Phantasy Prelude is a space shooter RPG in the same class of game as Galaxy on Fire 2 (SD version recently went free and hit #1 in nine countries). Atomic Frogs, a physics puzzler that requires deft timing and aim to launch your frogs through the various obstacles. Last is a free to play shooter called Dead Trigger, which brings the joy of shredding Zombies to iPad in exquisitely detailed apocalyptic strokes. So, without further adieu, let the WIPTW game review madness commence!....



Aggro Cubes for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

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Aggro Cubes is a fun game app which is getting extremely popular because of its simple, yet fun game play.  The object of the game is to make the red cubes fall off of a platform while keeping as many of the other cubes safe as possible.  There are a variety of different things you can do to make the red cubes fly off ranging from popping cubes off, expand and explode them and much much more.  As you progress through the game you’ll gain access to additional methods you can use to help you fly through the different levels.



App Review: A better speaker

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This app is designed to help you become a better speaker.  This is important for people who want to be able to speak more clearly and confidently in a variety of different situations ranging from holding professional meetings to giving presentations at conferences.  The app is broken up into different sections to specifically address all the major points to help improve your speaking abilities.  This ranges from breathing techniques, annunciation, posture and many others.



Scrubs for iPhone and iPad

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If you're a fan of the hit TV show Scrubs, and hate the fact that you won't be able to find any new episodes, you'll be happy to learn of this great app from HeroCraft Ltd.  This is the official Scrubs mobile game which brings you the comedy and fun of your favorite television show.  Some people might be concerned about the fact that most of the time when you find a game based on a TV show it isn't very fun and the game makers simply rely on the name recognition of the show to make sales.  That is not the case with the Scrubs app. 



Giveaway: MacX DVD Ripper Pro

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Until November 30th, Digiarty is giving away version 4.0 of their DVD ripping software, MacX DVD Ripper Pro.  Among other things you can use it to rip DVDs to iPhone and iPad compatible video formats.  For more details and to grab yourself a copy of this software, check out this link: MacX DVD Ripper Pro giveaway.



Free SnagFilms streaming video app for the iPhone

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In the past I've covered free apps for streaming video, in my blog posts and in our magazine, and my list of best apps has always included the free SnagFilms app for the iPad. I wanted to alert you that a couple months ago they also came out with a version for the iPhone. The SnagFilms app gives you access to over 300 independent films. There are 17 categories of films, including Festival Flims, Award-Winning, History, Science & Nature, Romance, Fascinating People, Comedy, Drama, Short Films, Health & Food, and more.



Wars Online - Defend Your Kingdom App Review

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Wars Online – Defend Your Kingdom is a great app from MobeLabb which you can get for free on your mobile device.  This is an excellent example of what castle defender games should be, it has everything you're looking for and once you pick it up you'll be hooked for hours on end.  From the exciting game play to the complex strategy, this game is truly well made from opening title page through to the end.



What I read this week - The Rookie, and Parolisse!

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I read two very different sources of inspiration this week... First, Parolisse is a study reference to help one drill down into the Bible. The app includes several translations and supporting material to help you understand practically any Bible topic. Next up is The Rookie: an amazingly cool story of a rookie QB starting his first season in the Galactic Football League. To simply state that The Rookie blends Sci-Fi yarn-spinning and football together (admittedly a weird mix) is akin to stating the Taj Mahal is but yet another ornately decorated building. The story just freakin ROCKS! If you are a hater of either football or science fiction, The Rookie might just convert you to both in one fell swoop...! No exaggeration... 



Best iPhone Apps, iPad Apps, iPod Touch Apps | iPhone Life Magazine

We review the Best iPhone Apps, iPad Apps, and iPod Touch Apps.  Whether you want to play a game (like Chillingham Manor), navigate with GPS, or discover new apps, you can easily get lost.  There are so many on the market and the number is increasing on a daily basis.  So where to begin?  The following examples are just a few of what is out there.

The Head Finder is one of the iPhone apps around. It is a task management or schedule management that helps you organize all the different things you have to do.  It has a very simple user interface and it seems they designed all the most common functions to be done with as little tapping and typing as possible which is a real time saver.  Several time management apps, in the past, have seemed to waste more time entering events and tasks into the app than you might save by being more organized.  With Head Finder you can have a new task entered in less than thirty seconds with their quick three tap process to create a reminder.

Another one of the best Iphone apps we've seen is The JumiCam. This app allows you to view streaming video from any web cam you want with ease.  It's easy to set up the software on your PC and then connect your phone to see what's going on at your house.  The JumiCam also works very well on either a 3G connection or WiFi. This app allows you to connect to as many different web cams as you want so you can monitor your entire house while you're away if you want.  It can really take the place of an entire security service if you wanted it to.  There are many ways to use this, from keeping an eye on a babysitter while you're out on a date to making sure your pet is safe at home while you're at work.

As the name describes, U.S. Traveller is made for travelers that call the United States their home and travel to countries outside their own. In opening the iPhone app, on the "Countries" tab, you are presented with a list of countries & their correlating flags. The added flags next to the country names are a nice touch, especially since most people can quickly find a country based on visual representation versus textual representation. You can travel from the U.S. to numerous countries - Chile, Argentina, Germany & Italy to name a few. This may not adequately prepare you for the countries you visit, but this will for sure help you. The amount of information and the ease of access it gives to people is incredibly invaluable.