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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.

Ri - New remote for iOS devices available!

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If you are looking for a small remote to manage the growing number of devices in your home entertainment center, check out the Ri. Nearly as small as a quarter, the Ri should work with most hardware, and without the nuisance of fussing with IR codes. Includes a free control app... Read on for a list of features and info from the vendor site...



Spirits for 99 cents - 2 days only sale!

Spirits for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch – Trailer from Spaces of Play on Vimeo. Like the ethereal and problem-solving, yet peaceful themes in games like Spirits (iPad version also available), so giving a shout out about their 2 day sale (7/8 April 2011)! Looking for a game that doesn't involve tearing an opponent's head off, smashing, crashing, or other destructive variations of gameplay? Spirits is the game for you...and it's on-sale this Thursday and Friday, so go grab it!! More PR info follows...



Charge up from the Sun with the ECO Power Pak!

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Of all the charging accessories one might choose, there is a certain satisfaction in a charger that is also environment-friendly. A solar charger not only helps conserve our natural resources, but also empowers you to have a charging source with you in the field. The ECO Solar/USB Power Pak can charge iPhone, iPod and other gadgets, and in case the local star is uncooperative, the ECO includes USB input as well.


Get your puzzle fix with Puzzle Man!

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Can't vouch for how realistic this is in comparison to assembling a real puzzle, but I like the concept, and never shy from giving indie devs a bit of press. Developed by a programmer from Barcelona, Puzzle Man (now spelled correctly) varies from easy 24 piece jobs up to 300+ challenges. If you are into puzzles (which I am admittedly not), check it out for just 99 cents here in the app store...



SoundPrism Pro available - non-pro version Free!

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Looking for a unique music-creation app with MIDI controller capabilities for your iOS gadget? Check out SoundPrism Pro (a little spendy at $14.99, but the non-pro version minus MIDI is free for a week). The amazingly simple and popular music app is used by DJs, musicians, and producers, but doesn't require an extensive background in music composition or theory to use. Read on for more press release info...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Erfurt, Germany, March 24th 2011



Immersive Spanish - fast and effective language tutor!

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My wife is a fluent speaker of Spanish, and having heard the language for a while (and watched many Spanish language TV shows), I am starting to understand it, though still like a 2 year old when trying to speak, and often I mistake crucial words. I have tried structured language programs in the past, and I usually don't finish them (see my iStart Spanish review here).



WeatherGeek is for Weather Geeks

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Back when I was a weather geek during the early Mesozoic, we used to hand analyze these charts and hang them on the wall. Now you can get them on your iPhone and loop them (WeatherGeek Pro is available in App store here). Of course, you don't need to spend $4.99 to check out these freely available NWS computer-generated products. They have been available here for years (the site is moving to a newer flash-based version here that likely won't work with iPhone).



AmigoCase - Functional yet geeky recharge and protection!

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The Keystone AmigoCase marries up a lightweight 1486mAh battery with a swivelized, clip-on, polycarbonate case. Additionally, the kit includes a smudge-proof cover for your iPhone 4, and a USB cable for recharging. Since I don't have the latest iPhone to test with (I'm the iPod guy here at iPhoneLife), I was able to get the case to work with my iPod touch 4G instead--not designed for iPod touch, so do not buy this case to protect and carry an iPod touch!!



Dawn of Play Monkey Labour Relaunch - Get it Free!

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I'm retro, so I like retro stuff...like Monkey Labour which is pretty retro. Dawn of Play is running a promotion runup to the relaunch party on Mar, 15 2011 (when you can get it free...now $1.99). You can learn more on the website here about the party, which will feature live streams, leaderboard contests, battles against the devs and more (great video here).



What I Played this Week - and Another World coming to iOS!!

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Technically not all are games this time (Space Storms), so sue me. I spent too much time again playing GOF 2, and Robokill, but had to check out Tiny Wings this week.



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