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Nate Adcock is a system and integration engineer with experience managing and administering a variety of computing environments. He has worked extensively with mobile gadgets of all shapes and sizes for many years. He is also a former military weather forecaster. Nate is a regular contributor for the iphonelife.com and smartphonemag.com blogs and helps manage both websites. Read more from Nate at natestera.drupalgardens.com or e-mail him at nate@iphonelife.com.

New iFrogz cases announced and iPad covers on sale!

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iFrogz has some of the most attractive cover and case designs on the market. Still have iPad 1? You can get any of their whole line for 12 bucks, which is a steal. For iPhone, they have a new line of cases custom made for the latest 4 and 4S devices...read on to learn why I love the iFrogz covers for iPad, and for more info on their new line of products.


GRave Defense HD hits App Store tomorrow!

Not your Grandma's tower defense to be sure, GRave Defense, maniacal TD action for Android is coming to the iPad tomorrow! You'll be ready for the zombie hordes with new features like visible paths, and a specialized iPad HUD to keep tabs on all the action...more PR info follows...



Dark Meadow on Sale for Halloween!

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Looking for a real scare this weekend, check out Dark Meadow for $2.99 for a limited time. One of the creepier looking games for your iPhone/iPad, and should certainly put you in the mood for some Halloween cheer, or doom ...or something. Anyway, read on for gory details about the sale... and some coming features in the game! Mwahahahahahaha!....



Get the iW1 at an Apple Store near you!

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Probably one of the best wireless music systems I have reviewed (review here) and now available at Apple Store, Best Buy and Crutchfield (temporarily out of stock at iHome). The Wi-Fi was a little wonky for me (warning if you still use WEP), but this is a great system and if you have an iPhone, 'Pad or 'Pod lover in the family, this would make an awesome holiday gift! Read on for more PR info...



Review Wrap - Running Windows 8 on my iPad!

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In the previous post on the Windows 8 developer preview, I covered the main features which I think make it a perfect fit for an iPad (connected remotely at least). I didn't find a way since then to actually run Win 8 on the iPad, but if you are interested in running older versions of Windows on iPad, see this (*and the disclaimer below please). I fixed a few of the glitches I was having using the virtual machine, like sound (selected a different sound driver option). Anyway, in this post, I'll go over some of the new options, settings and features in Win 8, and wrap up this review series..



What I played this week: Jelly Defense!

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Definitely not another typical tower defense game, Jelly Defense is unique in both design and concept. The graphics are incredibly well conceived, bright and colorful. The sound is similarly intoxicating, but in a weird yet compelling way. I can't remember playing a TD game with this much flare. Enough with the colorful adjectives, and on to the review.



Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD available for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S!

A monstrously cool space adventure, Galaxy on Fire 2™, of which I have been known to fire up on me iPod touch a time or two, has been released apparently for the iPad 2 and iPhone 4s at HD quality (and at an HD price), which I think means that iPad 1 users are sort of left out in the cold (sob). The new game is refreshed with the latest high-quality graphics which require the punch provided by the A5 processor/GPU, so read on you lucky iPad 2 and 4S owners for the gory press details...



What I Played this Week: ShadowGun

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ShadowGun is a graphics-fest of apocolyptic scenery, monsters, and technological nightmares! The game has some genuinely fun and hair-raising tactical scenarios (some predictable enemy behavior as well). The control options work well, and the game is very responsive in all but a few situations. If you are looking for yet another uber-assault TPS game that is simply gorgeous on iPad, then I imagine you will not flinch at plunking down the 8 bucks. TPS is not necessarily my cup of tea, but ShadowGun is a blast, and it is well-done.


Review - Running Windows 8 on my iPad!

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I have to start this post by saying it's sort of a cheat. I'm not currently aware of a way to run Windows 8 on an iPad (maybe our uber-tech blogger Werner does, though), but you can do a pretty fair emulation with a few PC/Mac tools and the excellent TeamViewer app. I'm also going to provide my thoughts (along with some quick vids and review notes) on the developer preview of Windows 8, and why I think Microsoft is getting it right! And yes, I am mostly testing it on my iPad (not the same as running it I admit)...

 



Shadowgun breaks new graphics ground on iOS!

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Looks pretty amazing (at an amazing $7.99 price), the console-quality graphics provided by the Unity game engine appear to be off the chain (yes, my outmoded way of saying it is totally beyond cool)! Also now the iTunes iPad "Game of the Week", you can grab this awesome shooter here, or read on for full PR details and video...



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