By Jim Karpen
I hope I don't ever have a need for this app. iRad ($5.99) uses an algorithm to detect gamma and X rays passing through the camera chip. It takes up to an hour to get an accurate measurement. The app uses your location to post the measurements taken by you and others on a map — basically a way of crowdsourcing radioactive hotspots around the world. You need to occlude the camera while your device is taking the measurement, but for the iPhone 4 that's as simple as placing your phone on a flat, opaque table. It's amazing what people come up with.
By Werner Ruotsalainen
By Jim Karpen
In the mold of the wildly popular Flipboard and Zite, Editions by AOL is a new free app that lets you create a personalized magazine on your iPad that's tailored to your interest. You can select from 16 different sections, ranging from Top News, Tech, and Business, to Entertainment, Music, and Sports. You can select the order, and you can add additional news sources. Editions also offers local news and weather, and it can sync with iCal and Facebook to create a personalized calendar for you.
In a competitive market where quality and price must be top notch. The Etymotic mc3 earphones are a great buy at under $100. These earphones have a lot to offer the smartphone and Apple user. The mc3 earphones are made specifically for the Apple ipad, ipod, and iphone. They are a great pair of earphones for the average user. But if you are looking for booming bass. This is not the pair of earphones for you. However, if you are looking to find an earphone that allows all frequencies to be heard equally look no more. These are great earphones for that very user. They are not the hard hitting ba
By Jim Karpen
I really enjoy Boxee's free streaming video service. I have a laptop connected to my HDTV and pretty much exclusively watch streaming video from Boxee: The Daily Show, CNET videos, TV shows, movies. There's a lot of free content, as well as on-demand HD movies from Vudu. And Boxee apps give you access to even more content. Plus, it works with the remote that came with my Mac. Now there's Boxee for iPad (free). It gives you access to featured videos and to any videos that you've saved for later in your regular Boxee account.
By David Averbach
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By Nate Adcock
Coming soon to the app store, a tower defense (or treasure defense in this case) game that caught my eye, mainly because the trailer is so well done. Truly, TD can actually get on my nerves sometimes (except for the 3D Monster Trouble, which I love). Anyway, I hope the game is as fun as the trailer makes it look. More information to be forthcoming, I am sure... Tiny Heroes PR blurb excerpt follows...
By Nate Adcock
Weird physics puzzle game called iBlast Moki (currently free) which involves setting timed explosive charges, the force of which will propel cartoon heads toward and hopefully into a target. The jingly music has a pleasant quality and the graphics are very lucid for a cartoon-ish game. It is all strangely compelling (see trailer after the break for version 2) for a half-hour or so. In other news, still trying to beat all the Paper Racer levels on the iPod (having done so on iPad)...
By Mike Riley
Griffin is no stranger to the guitar iOS accessory market, having released their GuitarConnect cable over a year ago (check out the product review). GuitarConnect was so enthusiastically received that Griffin has branched out to help make guitarists outfitted with iOS devices even more functionally appealing with the release of the StompBox. Coupled with the iShred LIVE (free with in-app add-ons) available from the App Store, the StompBox promises to make the lives of performing guitarists easier.
By Eric Pankoke
When I was a kid I never really cared for gym, and this feeling intensified when I got to high school. However, one thing I actually enjoyed was archery, even though I wasn’t very good at it. Thanks to Split Apple I can relive those “care free” high school days, including my lack of skill at hitting a bull’s eye. A little bit of variety and the presence of even an AI opponent would certainly help liven up things a bit, but even without that Split Apple is an entertaining little game.
Do you wish your calls and text messages were free regardless of your location in the world or time zone? Voypi allows iPhone users to do this hassle-free and without any sort of contracts or limitations that many free services require. The only catch is that it only works with users who also have the app installed. Besides the iPhone, the app supports hand sets with Android 2.2 or higher. Blackberry support is also coming soon. Whether your friends have an iPhone or not, doesn't really matter with Voypi.
By Eric Pankoke
I did a review of Space Ship Ion back when it was SSI:Zero, it was free, and it turned out to be only a two level preview of the full game (which wasn’t available at the time). Now that I’ve gotten my hands on the full version I’ve reached basically the same conclusion I had before – this game is a blast. I’m not quite ready to say it’s my favorite vertical shooter for the iOS, but it certainly ranks up at the top. Between cool enemy design, and neat upgrade system, and well balanced game play, there’s a lot to like in this war against the aliens.
By Louis Senecal
If you live near Palo Alto, CA, Speck is opening what appears to be a pretty cool retail store.
"At 6PM we're inviting the community to stop in for ice cream, network with one another, peruse our "haberdashery for your gadgetry," and have awesomely nerdy conversations about the bright future we're all living in.
212 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA