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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.

SPB Announces New Online Game Service

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SPB has been making great mobile software for years. Their Mobile Shell product probably kept many a die-hard Windows Mobile user from ditching completely when the iPhone came out. They have some great iPhone apps (SPB TV, and SPB Wallet...two of my favs), but they haven't struck me as prolific game producers (see my Quads review here).



Enjoy Movies on Your Big Screen with Scosche sneakPEEK II!

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If you have a video-capable iPod (or the iPhone), no doubt you are aware of the ability to enjoy movies, and pix on a larger screen, like say your big-screen TV. There are some great docks to do this, but the new Scosche sneakPEEK II accessory is perfect for when all you really want/need is a cable, and even supports High-Def, iPad and most iPhone/iPod (video capable) models!



Sonos Wireless Dock Available!

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Sonos is now shipping their new wireless dock, and hopefully I'll get a review unit to try out soon. The dock fits the last piece of their home audio experience into place by letting you stream songs from your iPod or iPhone to your ZonePlayer (see my S5 review here for more info). The dock is currently $119 direct. Read on for the full press release or go here on their web site to learn more about the new dock.



Tap Disc Brings Some Quirky Fun!

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Tap Disc is a a semi-quirky tap game featuring the challenge of rounding up bouncing and flying disks, but with the added twist of having to time and place your taps at just the right moment and screen spot. I warn would-be tappers that this game is not easy to master quickly (IMO), but presents unique, tap-elicious gameplay that is both pleasing to the eye, and engaging enough to keep you coming back for more. Read on for the full review...



Tilt to Live adds Game Center Support and Retina Graphics!

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Tilt to Live recently got an update that includes Game Center support and Retina-worthy graphics. You can grab the game (if you aren't already an addict) here. To learn more about this addictive and award winning game, see my Top App picks article here... I am loving the sharper game screens even as I write this. Shoot, no new power-ups though..! Well, it's rumored there might be another present in time for X-mas!



Shred with your iPhone with Guitar Sidekick!

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If you are looking for a guitar gadget for a friend or mate as a gift, or are a musician yourself and been looking for an easy and secure way to mount your iPhone or touch to your instrument, check out the Guitar Sidekick. Now you can easily attach your iphone or touch, and use all those cool music apps you have installed! I'll probably post up a short review myself, but you can find them here at castiv.com



City Story and iTunes Charges!

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A month or so ago, I posted a review up about an app called City Story. Since then, there have been a few complaints from readers who have incurred excessive charges. The screenshot above (which clearly warns of an In App Purchase), was taken during my testing of the game, and appears in the review. I inquired to the vendor what could have contributed to these cases. A spokesperson for the app responded (see below), but be sure to always pay attention to prompts on your phone when playing this and similar games, and is not advisable to let small children play unattended.



Weather HD for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

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Weather HD is one of those applications that you want on your iPhone, iPad or touch purely for the high-def eye candy, and it's too bad you can't use this app in place of your lock or home screen. The forecasts come from weatherunderground.com, and the app dooesn't do much more than tell you current and forecast weather--no fancy maps, satellite or radar views--but the sky condition animations that accompany the reports are downright cool.



iPod touch 4G Review Wrap-Up

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In my last 2 review posts (unbox here, and main features here), I covered the updated aspects of the powerhouse entertainment and communications handheld device from Apple called the iPod touch. It plays music and video like you would expect from an iPod--but also runs games and many of a myriad of apps designed for iPhone--and now takes pix and records video.



Tap Disc on the App Store!

I will eventually get around to checking it out, but if you are into addictive, simple time-killers, Tap Disk looks like it might be a good one. Tap to collect flying disks and collect points and power-ups...Looks fun!



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