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Preview: Pig Shot by Nexx Studio

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In the next couple of weeks Nexx Studio will hopefully be releasing Pig Shot, a great casual game for the iPhone / iPod Touch.  Here's a brief look at what you can expect...



iLium’s ListPro! It’s Free

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Many of you have either used ILium’s ListPro on another software platform or are at least aware of it. Today, iLium released ListPro for the iPod Touch and iPhone. It does require iOS 4.0 or later. But the cool part is that it’s free. I downloaded it earlier today and replaced my existing list software with this. I have never used ListPro before but I am a faithful eWallet customer (for years), and I know and like the quality that goes into that.



There's an App for that: Ultimate Frisbee

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As the app store grows, apps are being developed to fill all areas of our life. From astronomy to hunting there's now an app for that. This is the first of what i hope will be a regular column looking at apps for niche markets that may surprise you. This first blog will look at a niche market that's near to my heart-- Ultimate Frisbee.


Ultimate is the fastest growing sport in America. For those of you who have never heard of ultimate, here is a brief description from the USA ultimate website.



Getting 'Snap Happy' Over Here! Incase: Snap Case.

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            I come to you with another case review.  I was reluctant to do this because I had recently reviewed a case; but I really wanted to also review the free case that I have finally received from Incase through the Apple iPhone 4 Case Program.  There was a decent selection for the cases including companies such as Incase, Belkin, Griffin and Speck.  If you wanted to get really into it, you could look up the price and specifics on every single case.  Sense the case is a free one though; I really didn’t get completely into it like that, I just chose the case that best fit my lifestyle. 



Trident Kraken Cases Protect iPhone or iPad from Damage!

Looking for a case that will totally protect your iPhone or iPad from impact, water and more? Check out Trident's line of rugged cases... see video or web-site for more info...



This Contact Manager is a Keeper

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This contacts manager is an app that will stay for ever on your iPhone once you try it. After you open it up you will see that the developer was thinking about the you and what you'd want to do.

Within each contact you can e-mail or text with one tap....and it will keep a history of them within that contact. So if you want to know, or document, when you sent a text, e-mail or phone call to a particular person, all you have to do is pull them up and look under the History tab.



City Story Review

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Social Networking is playing a major role in on-line gaming. Games that lack some kind of on-line tourney, championship, or leaderboard features with which you can post up and play with your Twitter or Facebook friends, are starting to seem old-fashioned. Another wrinkle is added with games that also use on-line currency to play. Currency that you buy with real money to help you advance. City Story is a sim/time management game that cheerfully introduces you and friends to the art and skill of town building...



News Tidbits

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Lot's of app and product news this week, so how bout a leetle round-up... A United Airlines game that can earn you prizes and upgrades in the real world: New Grand Theft Auto released; a credit card swiper attachment; fabulous SOTI remote apps finally adding iPhone support, and a mail editor that supports full HTML markup.



Review: Gravity Runner by We Are Colin

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The promo email I received for this game touted that Gravity Runner was “Canabalt with Gravity Manipulation”.  In all honesty, I think that description does a disservice to the game.  The reality is that if this is to be considered just a “running game” like Canabalt, it’s one of the most complex running games I’ve played.  In some respects it feels more like it wants to be a platform game, but if that’s the case it’s a little bit on the lite end of things.  Whatever the case it’s an interesting, challenging and almost always fun game that will certainly give you a run for your money (see what I did there?)



Stay or Fold?

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          What are the true benefits of folders?  Clearly, folders can be a very helpful element of the iPhone for better organization.  With folders, the user is able to put “like” applications together.  Not only this, but if there are multiple people using the iPhone (perhaps a family), applications can be grouped appropriately.  For instance say the phone belonged to the father of the family but the kids download game applications and the father wants to keep the phone more organized, he can use folders.  In the more common case, if there is a singular user to the phone, it can also help organize things for just that one user.  Gathering perhaps news applications and weather applications together or phone, mail, and text to



Everything iPhone - Apps, Accessories, Reviews, Wallpapers etc | iPhone Life Magazine

The iPhone has become a benchmark for all other smartphones to compete with.  Reviews on the cases, accessories, apps, wallpapers and more are located below.  Here are a couple of Articles that showcase what we have to offer.  For eaxample, iPhone 4S by Alex Cequea (iPhone Life Magazine Editor in Chief).

In that article, Alex says that the iPhone 4S has the exact same physical form factor as the iPhone 4. However, the insides are a whole different story, and Apple tried to make that very clear. The most notable improvements are the 8MP camera with 1080p video recording, the A5 dual-core processor (same as the iPad 2), and an improved battery life (8 hours of 3G talk time, 200 hours of standby). As far as the capabilities, the new Siri Assistant feature was the highlight of the show. The Siri Assistant recognizes natural language and can answer questions such as, "What's the temperature out today?" Combined with the phone's GPS, you can say something like, "Remind me to call my wife when I get to work." The Assistant will not only know who your "wife" is, it'll also know where "work" is and pop up a reminder to "call Marcy" when you get there."

Here's another great article, The Best iPhone 4 Cases. This article goes on to explain that like its iPhone predecessors, cases have become one of the most popular ways to accessorize your cell phone. Most cell phone consumers buy a case bundled with their new phone to protect it from day one. And who can blame them? Mobile devices have become hugely valuable and expensive items; you want to protect them the best way you can. There are literally hundreds of cases on the market. Let's examine the different options available on the market to help you choose the one that's right for you.


What to know how to create your own app?  "The first step in creating an app is to understand what you want to create and how you will measure its success. Make sure the idea is well vetted and there is a solid business case behind it. There are roughly 600 new apps submitted to Apple each day—what is going to differentiate your app from the thousands that are already available and being launched each week? Here are some questions you’ll want to ask when getting your app idea..."

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