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March 2, 2010

Happy Bday Dr. Suess and I’ll Buy That for a Dollar

In celebration of Dr. Suess’ Birthday today and also Read Across America Day, Ocean Media has discounted all of their Dr. Suess titles to 99 cents, regularly they are $3.99. The titles include ‘The Cat in the Hat’, ‘Dr. Suess’ ABC’ and also Dr Suess Camera Apps. If your are a fan of Dr. Suess, or just want an easy way to entertain the kids for a bit, this is a great time to grab these apps as the price goes back up tomorrow. (more…)

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January 21, 2010

App Review: A Surfers Paradise

Updated 01.23.09

In the interest of full disclosure, I received a promo code for the iPhone App, A Surfers Paradise, with the expectation that I comment on it.

A Surfers Paradise ($1.99) is the brain child of Matt Gye and Simon ‘Shagga’ Saffigna. Together, they have won several International Surf film awards. Their vision is to produce a groundbreaking international surfing documentary, delivered in 13, 30 minute installments. The hope is, to excite the imagination of 20 million regular participants through a solid media convergence framework that will ultimately find a home in prime time television world wide. The iPhone app is all part of the media convergence, though honestly, its nothing more than a 2 dollar promotional tool.

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January 20, 2010

Free App: Reign of Swords (today only):

Today’s freebee over at freeappaday.com is Reign of Swords ($2.99). In 2008 it won many big name awards from many sites. IGN clearly drank the Kool-Aid on this game in looking at the testimonials. In fact sifting through all the testimonials trying to identify why I want to go get it, I discovered it’s basically a war strategy game. The success of the first game spawned a sequel, it has been aptly named Episode II. (more…)

January 18, 2010

Free App: Rope ‘N’ Fly

The folks at freeappaday.com are the same folks behind appventcalendar.com, where they gave away a free app through the month of December to count down days until the big mans arrival. With the success of that advent calendar, they have decided to extend this idea to everyday of the year. They gave away several quality apps during December that I gladly would have paid for, such as Cabby, Santa Trapper (which is now free) and Mini Squadron. Its a great way to discover new apps, which is exactly the idea. Beginning with January 18th, Rope’N’Fly kicks off the campaign. (more…)

January 12, 2010

Price Drop: Hellboy – Seed of Destruction Free (Limited Time)

Filed under: News,Price Drop Alert! — brizz20 @ 10:27
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For all you comic geeks who want to bring their digital life and comic life together in one sweet matrimony, Dark Horse has dropped the price of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction from 99 cents to free today.

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January 8, 2010

Free App: Gunman (today only)

Filed under: Games,Price Drop Alert! — brizz20 @ 11:28
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Gunman is free for today only. Its an augmented reality game FPS game for iPhone. The premise is you specify the color of your ‘enemies’ shirt. You then pick them off by using the camera. MultiPlayer requires WiFi and due to the game using the camera, iPod Touch users are out of luck. If you get hit by an oppnent your phone will vibrate, reload your ‘gun’ just shake and you are ready to take them out. (more…)

January 4, 2010

Google Voice+PushMail+iPhone=Free Unlimited Texting

— updated 01.23.09

Since I got my Google Voice (GV) number I have been trying to figure out a way to utilize one of the best features of it with my iPhone, free text messages. Though as my mama always said, life is like a box of…wait wrong mama…there is no free lunch. Every SMS message that I forward from GV, either sent or received, I get charged by  those rat bastards AT&T . I know there are applications such as TextPlus, Jelly SMS or AIM, but with those applications the other person must have the same app in order for the text to be sent and/or received, plus I have to recondition people to send me a text via whatever app that I am using or some other hokey method that most people wont care to use. Lest we forget, I am cool because Google Voice is by invite only, and  I got one! I mean really who wants to download an app right away in an app store when I can get put on a waiting list for week. Also, how is Google to rule the world, if no one is willing to get their invite and NOT use the product I just waited a week to get and still dont know what to do with, but I digress. (more…)

December 4, 2009

Google Wave Guide

Filed under: Google,News — sinodux @ 09:22
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I think most of the readers of this blog have a Google wave invite by this time, if they actually want one that is.  I think most of you are much like me and haven’t done a whole lot with it yet either.  There is a Google Wave guide written by Gina Trapani, ie LifeHacker, and it looks really good.  She is selling an e-book for a very reasonable $6 but more importantly she has the whole book on-line for free so you can get  a full look at it to see if you want it.
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November 27, 2009

TomTom U.S. & Canada Sale ($69.99)

Filed under: Uncategorized — grossga @ 09:04
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For those looking for a price break on the TomTom Application on your iPhone, the TomTom U.S. & Canada App is on sale for $69.99 until Monday Nov. 30th

November 10, 2009

It’s Still Alive!

Filed under: Accessories,Hardware,Rumors — jmasanders @ 10:52
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The iControlpad is still alive, and I hope someone really pushes for this.  With Apples recent push with the touch as a gaming device, I hope they decide to travel down the path of making their own game pad.  Apple would have an instant hit on their hands if they decided to produce a docking station control pad, with dual analog sticks.  It would pretty much kill Nintendo and Sony.  Slap a battery pack into it as well, and I guarantee it would be the hottest selling accessory of all time.

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