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NewsQuakes - Get the latest earthquake news in your neighborhood or around the world

I love living in California, but I am always waiting for the next 'big one'.

The app, NewsQuakes, will not predict this, but it will show you the latest quakes in your area. You can see earthquakes that have happened in past day, hour or week. You can see these listed in detail or by push pins on a map. It also includes volcano alerts from around the world.

It has a wealth of interesting video and audio clips from USGS, along with a calendar of upcoming lectures on related subjects in California.

The interface of this app is very smooth and appealing. It works on both the iPhone and the iPad. The iPad app is a full screen version.

For just 99 cents, it is definitely worth adding to your collection.



Fishlabs and Volkswagon release FREE Sports Car Challenge!

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More free stuff to report hitting the app store. This time the developers of the awesome Galaxy on Fire 3D space shooter team up with team Volkswagon to bring you an awesome single player driving experience. Get behind the wheel of 6 of the finest automobiles in the world in Sports Car Challenge. Read on for full PR info below or grab it at the provided iTunes link.



EA iPhone games - 99 cents for Thanksgiving!

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EA is offering a ton of great iPhone apps at 99 cents (Real Racing, Dead Space, Need for Speed, The Sims, and more), and many others at reduced rates in their Game Feast Sale (main iPhone game site here). Offer lasts though Nov 28th 2011, so don't delay. Some of the finest games we have reviewed on our blogs this year are on this list!!



What I played - Gobble edition!

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Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of my somewhat-weekly column featuring the games, apps or even gadgets I played with during the week. It's not always strictly iOS related, as last week (or was it the week before?) I reviewed the HP TouchPad, though a couple of the apps mentioned also have iOS versions. This week, it's all iPhone/iPod/iPad and all free, so if you want to get some game on this turkey day weekend, it won't cost you a cent. Bowmaster Lite brings you the thrill of the early pilgrims, who couldn't go to the supermarket to bag a turkey. Chromian Wars is a new war strategy sim game with AR features. My fav of the bunch has to be Falling Stars--quickly make funky tones/beats with this addictive and free music maker game.



Master Key – Lock, Protect, and Manage Your Info App Review

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There are millions of protective apps that are on the market, but only a few of them are actually effective.  Master Key – Lock, Protect, and Manage Your Info is an app that provides exactly what it states.  Since digital has become the way of life; passwords, pin codes, credit cards, passport information, and many other things vital to know.  But, you can’t be expected to remember it all!  This is why storing it somewhere without fear of it being seen is very important. 



Easy Release - for Professional Photographers

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One thing that all photographers have to do is to obtain and store model releases. Easy Release makes that chore a easier.

Easy Release was designed by a professional photographer to replace paper model releases. It comes with pre-bundled, industry-standard model and property releases in 13 languages. The legal text is customizable so you can either use it “as is” or customize it to your own needs. (Note: The app is approved for use by Getty Images.)



Gogo Sushi Review: Keeping it Fresh

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Ozgnahc, Inc. brings us a game with a presently unwieldy title in the App Store: Gogo Sushi Tap Tap Tycoon Fun Game App of Speedy Touch. We’ll be referring to it as Gogo Sushi for short.



Spotify for iPhone - Another Look

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Shortly after it was released in the US, I wrote a First Look post about Spotify. You can read my post here. During that initial look at Spotify I was very impressed with the service.

 



Smart Words FREE iPhone App Review

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At first I thought Smart Words was just another scrabble clone but after reading through the scoring instructions and playing a couple games I realized it’s actually quite a bit different and has a lot of fun improvements.  The scoring seemed a lot more complex at first because you get a multiplayer bonus for each syllable your word has.  In addition, unlike scrabble, you can use proper nouns and you have nine tiles in your tray so you can often make much longer and more complex words.  To allow this, the game board is also quite a bit bigger.



HeadFinder iPhone App Review

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The Head Finder app is a task management or schedule management app to help you organize all the different things you have to do.  This app 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.  I’ve used several time management apps in the past and it always seemed like I was wasting more time entering my events and tasks into the app than I saved 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.



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.