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Review: The Balls by Savant Inc.

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Most games these days that toss things in the air at you expect you to slice and dice them.  The Balls takes a different approach to the subject, and as a result stands out nicely from the crowd.  It’s kind of like Hacky Sack on steroids, and it’s definitely the sort of balancing act most of us would only attempt electronically.  Thankfully, though, the end result is a fun game that doesn’t involve ninjas or samurais, fruit or vegetables, yet provides a similar sort of satisfaction.



New Year reveals bug in iPhone alarm

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Those who rely on their iPhone alarms found that as we moved into 2011 their alarms were no longer working. Apple acknowledged the bug on Sunday and said that the problem would only be evident on January 1 & 2, and that it wouldn't affect any days after that. Also, it only affected one-time appointments, not repeating alarms. You can read more about it in the New York Times.



Publish your music in iTunes

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Ever since I got the music bug with my Magic Fiddle (.99) I've been wondering; so now that I can play some music on a virtual fiddle is that it?  Where can I go with that?

While my fiddling skills are still in development, the larger question for me was what can I do with music that I create; on my iMac, iPad or iPhone? 



Jon Stewart does the Verizon iPhone

 

Jon Stewart and his sidekick John Oliver give us their hilarious take on the Verizon iPhone in this video. It goes a bit over the top characterizing the dislike of AT&T, including a montage that juxtaposes the toppling of Saddam Hussein's statue and the toppling of an AT&T sign. Also, the New York Times has a video recorded at the event that gives you a good overview of the new phone.



New iPhone4 case turns your iPhone into a portable ECG/EKG monitor

Reported in iPhoneinCanada.ca is a very cool app if it works as demonstrated which would allow everyone to carry with them a portable ECG/EKG device which just may save countless lives if this information is sent directly to hospitals as the Paramedics are on the way to the scene.



iPhone on Verizon.....I Know, Yea Right.

Verizon...iPhone....iPhone....Verizon. It's what we have been hearing since the iPhone was released on AT&T.
....only thing is, it really does look like it's going to happen sometime soon.

The wifi only iPad has recently started selling in Verizon stores which seems odd because it's not a phone and Verizon only sells phones, then AT&T was voted the worst carrier by Consumer Reports.

I have been hearing rumors from people who seem to have direct lines to the Cupertino well, that point to a press release early January finally saying it's so.



Get your vibe on with vibrating RumbleBuds from Atomic9

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I've never been a fan of earbuds as, to me, they didn't fully reproduce the musical experience.  That may have changed with the RumbleBuds from Atomic9.  These earbuds include a subwoofer right inside each earbud!  Before I put them in my ears, I loaded a bass-heavy song (Daft Punk's Derezzed from the TRON: Legacy soundtrack) and watched as the earbuds literally started to move across the table!  Talk about good vibrations, and no batteries required!



Review: Plxeline And The Jungle Treasure by Osao

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I’ve been playing electronic games for a long time, and one of the best genres since I can remember has always been the platform game.  Sure they’ve evolved greatly over the years just like any other type of game, but the basic premise has always been “start at point A – run, jump and do whatever to get to point B – collect things and bop bad guys in the head along the way”.  Pixeline And The Jungle Treasure exemplifies this tried and true formula.  The truth is that it adds nothing new to the genre, and actually hearkens back to the simpler days of platform gaming in a lot of ways.  Still, I’ve quite enjoyed it thus far, and hope we see more of cute little Pixeline in the future.



Little Engine That Could Review

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The Little Engine That Could e-book features the original 1950’s art, but that’s about all I can say good about it. The animations are stilted and awkward, consisting of simple movements back and forth or objects flying across the screen. There is very little interactivity. All you can do is touch the images and listen to the sound effects or watch the objects wiggle.



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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