FAA’s Free App of the Day – Random Heroes

We’re working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out everyday.

Random Heroes is another excellent platformer from Ravenous Games. That’s the studio responsible for equally excellent League of Evil 1 and 2. Here, you have to take control of one of 15 different heroes, and attempt to save the world across more than 30 levels. You have guns and other weapons to help you out, but don’t expect a walk in the park – this is one tricky game. The app is universal, Retina-ready and currently free on the App Store.

Random Heroes Ravenous Games, Random Heroes - Free

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ThinkGeek’s Mega Deals Sale – save up to 75% on cool gadgets and gizmos

ThinkGeek, the online store that sells “Stuff for Smart Masses”, is currently running their biggest sale of the year with the Mega Deals promo. Over 500 items are on clearance, with prices slashed up to 75% off. The most notable deal is the iCADE Mobile Gaming System for iPhone, a bluetooth gaming controller that supports 100+ iOS apps – now just $16.99 (down from $69.99). If you’re a gizmo addict and want to save a nice chunk on some cool (iDevice) gadgets, head over to the Mega Deals page to start browsing through the catalog. I’ve also included a rounded up of some of the better iPhone related items below.

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NMA.tv spoofs anticipated release of iPad Mini in animated video

Leave it to Next Media Animation from Taiwan to spoof the upcoming release of the iPad Mini in yet another outrageous (and amusing) animated video. Steve Jobs, who had been portrayed as Darth Vader previously, returns to fight off Tim Cook in a failed attempt to stop the launch of the smaller iPad (Jobs had publicly dismissed the notion of a 7″ iPad back in 2010). Besides new features like a killer Android app (quite literally an app that’ll obliterate Android users off the face of the earth), NMA sees Apple fans blowing all their money on new iPad Mini accessories like the “iArm”. Check out the 2 minute video after the break.

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FAA’s Free App of the Day – Saving Private Sheep 2

We’re working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out everyday.

Your mission in Saving Private Sheep 2, should you choose to accept it, is to grab your trusty catapult and prevent pesky foxes from running off with your sheep buddies.

This title features no fewer than 66 levels – all of which are filled with obstacles that you have to overcome in order to complete your objective. Furthermore, you can use the in-game editor to create and share your very own stages with other players around the world. Saving Private Sheep 2 is a universal app for all your iDevices and now free on the App Store.

Saving Private Sheep 2 Bulkypix, Saving Private Sheep 2 - Free

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iGear now taking pre-orders for iPad Mini Case

We’re 2 days away from the highly anticipated unveiling of the iPad Mini and accessories maker iGear is now taking pre-orders for its iPad Mini Portfolio case. While there’s no mention of its dimensions (all signs are pointing to a 7.85″ screen), the product page describes it as:

This is a well padded portfolio case for the new iPad Mini featuring PU Leather – it offers the look and feel of leather but is more durable for daily use. A magnetic cover keeps the portfolio closed when not in use for a clean and tidy look. Soft velvet lining protects the iPad Mini all around. Can be used in multiple angles for typing, movie watching, etc. Simple, elegant, very functional.

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Localscope app adds support for location based reminders

Using location based reminders on iOS can no doubt be useful, but adding a specific location to the Reminders app can certainly be a drag. For instance, say you want to be reminded of a cheque that needs to be deposited when you drive by your local bank. To do this, you can create said reminder, turn on “Remind Me at a Location” and choose either your current location or enter the actual address. Unless you know your bank’s address, you pretty much don’t have a choice but to open Safari, lookup the info online, and copy & paste it back into the app. Needless to say, this is rather time consuming. Thankfully, there are easier ways to accomplish this, particularly with the help of the recently updated Localscope app for the iPhone.

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Blueprint 3D 2.0 update let’s you 3D explode any picture


Blueprint 3D (TMA Review), a highly unique puzzle game for iOS has been updated to 2.0, where players now are able to snap pictures of real life objects and create their very own 3D puzzles. For those not familiar with the game (its rotation-based gameplay is similar to Zen Bound 2), players have to rotate unknown “exploded” objects every which way in an attempt to fully reveal them before time is up.

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Awesome deal: The MacHeist 4 Bundle, 15 Mac Apps for $29

The MacHeist 4 Bundle is here folks and it’s one of the best I’ve seen in recent memory. For just $29, you’ll get 15 Mac apps, which include Bejeweled 3Scrivener (a great tool for writers), DiskTools Pro, Jurassic Park and Sam & Max from Telltale Games, and more. The deal even includes a 1 year + 3 months of the Premium upgrade to Evernote, a fantastic note collecting app that I simply can’t go without (I use it to store everything from receipts and memos, to reminders for where I store things and research material I find on the web). Personally, this alone is worth the $29 price tag. The 3 apps that will be unlocked when 25K bundles have been sold are: Firetask, BioShock 2 and Painter Lite. And 25% of the each purchase goes to 1 of 10 charities of your choice.

If you’ve got a Mac, don’t miss out on this awesome bundle. Just don’t procrastinate though; you’ll have 8 more days to score loads of great apps for a fraction of the total cost. Check out the video promo after the break.

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Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies chews its way onto the App Store

The Gamebook Adventures are among some of the more underrated gaming experiences on iOS in my opinion. The choose-your-own adventure style of play, great writing, and Tin Man Games’ excellent gamebook engine have helped make each installment a satisfying one. And the latest entry into Tin Man’s growing catalog is none other than the all new Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombieswritten by the legendary Ian Livingstone himself. This comes 30 years after he and Steve Jackson co-authored the first Fighting Fantasy gamebook, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain.

“Insane megalomaniac Gingrich Yurr is preparing to unleash an army of monstrous zombies upon the world. He must be stopped and his undead horde defeated. In this life-or-death adventure the decisions YOU make will decide the fate of the world. Can YOU survive or will YOU become a zombie too?”

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Carmageddon now available for iOS, FREE for the first day of release

Carmageddon, the classic vehicular combat video game that was released in the late 90′s, is now available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Inspired by the cult movie Death Race 2000, Carmageddon pretty much makes all other (action) racers pale in comparison. It was at one point even banned in a number of countries due to its violent nature.

Carmageddon is the original freeform driving sensation, where pedestrians (and cows!) equal points, and your opponents are a bunch of crazies in a twisted mix of automotive killing machines. The game features anarchic drive-wherever-you-like gameplay and over-the-top surreal comedy violence. It’s the racing game where racing is for wimps.

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