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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…)

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 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…)

November 6, 2009

Storm 8 is stealing from you (maybe)

Filed under: Games,Mobile Apps,News — sinodux @ 13:35
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Do you have a Storm 8 game? or 12? I just saw over at Macworld blog that they have been accused of stealing phone numbers.  This had come up before and they claimed it was a bug.  Kind of an odd and potentially lucrative bug.  For me it boils down to did they use the information for profit after they discovered the “bug” or did they destroy it?  An “oversight” allowed the bug to get back in to a release.
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September 9, 2009

Google Voice: Send and Receive free Text messages via Email

Google anounced via their blog early this morning that users can now send and receive SMS messages to via email. For example, you are sending a text message via your Google number to a friend. (more…)

September 6, 2009

SimCity on sale this Weekend only!

Filed under: Games,Mobile Apps,Price Drop Alert! — sinodux @ 18:03
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SimCity $2.99

SimCity $2.99

Sim City is on Sale too!  Labor Day could be a game bonanza.  If $4.99 was to much this game is down to $2.99 now.

Civilization on sale this Weekend only!

Civilization $2.99

Civilization $2.99

If you were a fan of Civilization it is on sale for the Labor Day weekend only!  Go grab it for $2.99 in stead of $4.99.

September 4, 2009

Pearson AlgebraPrep Update

Filed under: Mobile Apps,Reviews — sinodux @ 10:04
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Just an update to the great little app I just reviewed, AlgebraPrep:Factoring.  I had mentioned a hope that they would offer more of these applications.  As of September 1 they added 4 more.  Feel free to check them out.  They added

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August 30, 2009

Review: AlgebraPrep:Factoring App

Algebra Prep Icon

Algebra Prep $2.99

This application is aimed at primarily High School and Middle School Students. The app visually looks very good.  It has a clean professional look that you would expect from a major company with nice looking custom icons.  The app itself doesn’t have a lot of features bells or whistles, it consists of two areas, practice tests and minitests. The minitests are scored and the app tracks your high scores so you can see your progress. It is important to think of this application as a study aid or learning tool and not a game. This app something you will want to use to supplement a math class or book. The application is called Algebra Prep: Factoring and only covers that particular aspect of Algebra. I have not seen others in the Algebra Prep series but one would think they are coming.
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