Some of my favorite apps got recent updates, so without further ado, I'll try to break it down.
Pay close attention to our Twitter and Facebook sites in the near future as we will be giving away more holiday goodies! How about iPhone 4 cases and screen protectors from our friends at iLuv and XtremeMac, including the Microshield Tatu, Tuffwrap Tatu, Tuffshield protectors, and an iLuv Silk case/protector combo!
SEGA has ported some great 16-bit titles from back in the day (see my Sonic and Shining Force reviews). Now you can play Sonic Spinball on iPhone, iPad or touch--a gorge fest of pinball-oriented levels from the Sonic series. The game features 4 levels, 3 bonus stages, and a hidden bonus round. When normal pinball just won't cut it, give Sonic a ...I just can't say it...
If you play a gig in cold or changing weather, then you know what a pain tuning can be, especially when warming up. PolyTune saves mucho time, especially when you are in a hurry to get set up and start playing. Most chromatic tuners do a string at a time, but PolyTune uses the iPhone/iPad/iPod mic to tell it the frequency for all strings (from a single strum). It won't solve your tuning woes completely, but help you get them tweaked faster. Grab it here on the App store for 99 cents (limited time offer until midnight, Dec 19, 2010)!
Looks like we will be having another giveaway soon, as iSkin sent some samples for review (heads up to Phyllis). They probably forget that I'm the iPod guy here at iPhoneLife, but that's ok--more freebies for our readers. This latest batch includes the solo FX the solo vu, and the duet skin/clip combo. Read on for more iSkin action shots and details (including my 4G iPod in an iPhone 4 skin..which is not even funny).
What cracks me up about this is that I have a real one of these old TASCAM 4-track recorders, and it still works great. I don't use it much since I got the BB-1000CD (portable recording straight to SD card and also burns CDs). You can grab the new TASCAM app in the app store here ($9.99). Check out my home recording article here (from our summer issue) for more home recording tips and tricks.
An external keyboard is a good way to flaunt the power of iPhone Bluetooth, but to be effective, it has to be compact enough to be carried around. Maybe you would like a keyboard that doubles as a case--hmmm, what would that be like? Oh yeah, and flips out like one of those trippy flip phones with a thumbpad too! Woah...! The TK-421 from ThinkGeek.com is just what you have been looking for...
I love BAM bookstores, mainly because of the excellent discount racks where I often find great books for as low as a dollar. They also offer some really good in-store discounts. BAM has a large on-line ebook collection of course, but up until recently, you needed a Nook device to download books. Now they have a free iPhone reader that will let you read ePub books, PDF docs, and works with Adobe DRM content!
Haven't gotten round to reviewing it, but Baloonia seems to be getting good comments on the App store. Looking for a pipe puzzler to help pass time this holiday, this might be the game you were looking for. You can grab it here for the practically universal price of 99 cents...
See my post here to learn why you need a WikiReader (especially if you tech blog). Though it's not directly iPhone related, it is a perfect gadget gift for the geek in your life. You can grab this device now for $99, but if you stay tuned to the WikiReader blog here, you may catch a future giveaway.