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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.

Top Gun for iPhone and Touch Released!

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 Top Gun, a new aerial combat shooter based on the hit Movie was recently released by Paramount Digital Entertainment (developer Freeverse). This is just my first impressions of the game, and you can get it now for a $1.99, and I think it's worth the 2 bucks. I'll circle round to do a full review later, but it's pretty cool.



VITO Star Walk 1.5 Released

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 "April 21, 2009 - Vito Technology releases the new 1.5 version of its bestseller educational application for stargazing Star Walk. With more than 4 months in the top 25 (appstore - education category) Star Walk is making possible for everybody to admire the sky, to understand it better and to have fun looking at the wonders of the universe."



eWeek's 10 iPhone IT Admin Applications

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Recently, eWeek posted a handy round-up of 10 iPhone IT administration utilities. As it happens, I have to do a fair amount of sys admin work and was looking for just such a list. Only 2 of these apps are gratis (an SSH terminal app and flashlight), but most of them are under 10 bucks.



Win an iPod Touch by finding the Easter Eggs in Star Walk!

VITO is having an Easter egg hunt contest (requires the Star Walk astronomy program) through April 13th, 2009. Prizes include an iPod Touch, and Apple Store gift cards. Continue reading for the full press release...



Use free FStream player for internet radio

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I've been tweaking on Ubuntu lately, trying to get a radio tuner device called a Radio Shark functional in Linux on my laptop. I finally have a pretty good solution, but wanted to be able to stream the output on my home network. I thought what better portable player than my wifi-equipped Touch. One problem, I needed a player to see the SHOUTcast stream that could also play OGG. The free FStream player nicely saved the day.



Bookworm for iPhone Released

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SEATTLE, Washington – March 23, 2009 — PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of



Bring Authentic WWII Action to your iPhone or Touch with Brothers In Arms!

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 This game has been out for awhile, but I have been so engrossed playing it, I’m just getting round to posting on it. I often find games that have 1-2 star ratings that are decent, and games with 5 star ratings that disappoint, so I think ratings are a bit, ahem, overrated. Reducing an in-depth review to a single score is self-defeating in my opinion, because many people will consider only the rating (I do the same thing).



Hellfire Review

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Hellfire by Astraware and Pazzazz games will take you back to the cold war era, when the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. were locked into an escalation of military might. The top helicopter gunships of the day were the Mi-24 Hind (Soviet) and AH-64 Apache (American), and just about anyone from that era is familiar with the ferocious firepower of these helicopters. The Hind has a longer history and more varied operational capability than the AH-64, so it's not exactly a fair comparison.



LetterBug by Portable Zoo Released

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"LetterBug is a frantically fun, and challenging word-spell puzzle game, new from Portable Zoo.  In Letter Bug, players spell words from layers of letters. The bigger the words and the faster you spell them, the more points you get.  As you “clear” letter layers, more letters come up onto the primary layer to use.



Hellfire now available for iPhone and Touch

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 This was my favorite WinMo helicopter combat game, and now Astraware and Pazzazz Games have developed a version for iPhone finally!



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