Touch Tech Review

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 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 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…)

September 11, 2009

Case Review: Incipio Feather

Incipio Feather $19.99

What can I say about the Incipio Feather other than it’s made of pure awesomeness. Really, they’ve corned the market on awesomeness when it comes to making a lightweight, hard plastic case that looks, and feels good. Nothing beats the feel of a naked iPhone, but as much as we all want to tote around the iPhone in it’s birthday suit (more…)

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

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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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August 24, 2009

Review: Discovery Channel app

Filed under: Mobile Apps,Reviews — sinodux @ 11:05
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Discovery App Free

The Discovery channel just releaseed their iPhone app. It has the full array of shows you would expect, MythBusters, Man Vs. Wild, Dirty Jobs etc.  The app includes  Video, TV listings, News, Photo Galleries and quizzes.  Additionally it also has links to buy their shows off of iTunes.  How useful is this application though?

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August 23, 2009

Review: The Deep Pinball

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The Deep Pinball .99

I wrote a review of Wild West Pinball a while back the same company has released their second Pinball game, The Deep Pinball.  The game has a lot more to offer than WWP and is in many ways the same game.  Game Prom has been good about communicating on their blog and even gave a few copies of the game away.    (more…)

August 22, 2009

Review: Beejive (iPhone IM client)

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Beejive IM $9.99

Beejive has been on my review list for quite awhile now. Actually ever since they released the first version that was push notification compatible. I couldn’t help myself when I saw a twitter post saying it was released, so I instantly bought the app.  I was so excited to finally see a chat client with push notifications. I didn’t even wait for the early adopters to do the grunt work to found out how it handled the new push notifications system, which is totally out of left field for me, especially for an app that costs more than $.99. I figured what the heck, I’ll be an early adopter for once, and I have to say I’m haven’t been disappointed. Beejive is currently the my most expensive app I own on my iPhone at $9.99. (more…)

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