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 nateiphonelife [dot] com.
Now available on iTunes, the sequel to the initial Top Gun title with updated aircraft, attacks and graphics! There is a discount for early birds right now, so go get it here while it lasts. And TG original game users get an upgrade on TG adding a new AB feature (had to correct this from the original post)! A few more screens have been released, so read on for the full PR effect, shots, full DL link info, etc..
I never really got into the whole D&D thing, being too cool for that level of geek immersion (ahem, I might've been a ranger character of moderate EXPs once), but RPGs (role playing game) on computers are old as, well, I am. I have played some of the originals, believe me. The early games were mostly stupid by today's standards, but we loved them anyway. My friend's Dad had an old machine , on which we would play a text-only RPG game for hours (imagine that). The computer spit out a description of the scenery and game action at each move, while we would map out the mazes and dungeons on paper. Pretty arcane, but still loads of fun.
Don't have the details on this new Top Gun 2 game coming out, except some screens. I have the current Top Gun title (which broke when I performed the iOS 4 upgrade). Not really a flying challenge, but more of an avoidance game--still, TG has cool backing music, 3-D effects and decent action (not to mention the same snarky macho crewmen from the flick). TG was fixed in a recent update, and you can also now add an afterburner control, which is pretty darn cool. Hopefully the new game will be more of a fighter sim, but either way, I'm excited (I don't get out much)!
Described as a cross between SimCIty and Farmville, this simulation game (called City Story) is currently at the price of FREE in the app store, so go grab it! With the added wrinkle that you can also invite Facebook pals to join you as neighbors in the game (whatever that means), might be interesting. Requires a network connection to play. When I get some time, will try to swing back and do a review. App store link above...enjoy!
Want to record digital or analog TV signals on your Mac? Want to watch your recordings on an iPod, iPhone, or iPad via iTunes transfer or live streaming? Want to get a $15 iTunes gift card in the bargain? Then, go check out the latest compact TV Tuner device from Elgato called the EyeTV Hybrid (Special Edition). Until 3 Sep, it comes with the gift card (valid only in USA). To learn more you can go here. Also can check out my review of the Elgato Video Capture device here.
Great idea this, especially for the iPad... iStoryTime has created a first in book app publication for iPad. A hearing-impaired friendly childrens book. The book format features an option to display an animated sign-language interpreter on the right side of the screen as the content is displayed.
The most flexible powerhouse of an adapter base I have used to date, the award-winning IDAPT i4 universal desktop charger will keep your gadgets powered up, and looks good doing it. This is one gadget that even my wife likes so much, it currently gets to reside on the kitchen counter! Nuff said...but you still might want to read the rest of the review.
Go grab iStart Spanish now (deadline Sep 30, 2010)--you can learn Spanish, and enter to win a 16GB Apple iPad!! Contest terms and conditions are clearly explained in the app, and the winner will be announced on 3 Oct, 2010. This contest is not related in any way to iphonelife.com promotions or giveaways.
There are tons of great charging gadgets out there (see my brief RichardSolo review here and a more in-depth one by Louis here), but the Mophie juice pack line of products for iPhone/iPod give a lot of charging bang for the buck. If you are interested in keeping your iPhone or iPod topped up with smart battery technology, then you might want to give the reserve a try.
As a dabbler of a few languages, I admit that I am not a natural learner. My English is not that good, and it's my native tongue! Anyhoo, I took Spanish in high school, but never could quite get the hang of the tricky rolling r sounds, the masculine and feminine forms, etc. With iStart Spanish on my iPod, I may finally be able to make some progress, and understand some of my wife's favorite TV shows.