TouchMyApps Nominated for 2011 Golden Retrevo Awards. Vote for Us!

Some pretty cool news to pass on. TouchMyApps has been nominated for a Golden Retrevo Award for outstanding blogging feats in the “Apps” category. If you’re not familiar the G.R.A, here’s a quick summary:

Welcome to the second annual Golden Retrevo Awards, where we celebrate the top independent gadget blogs of 2010. Retrevo, one of the world’s leading consumer electronics shopping sites, is searching for top bloggers to recognize as outstanding contributors in their field.

Golden Retrevo Award nominees are independent bloggers expressing fascination and enthusiasm for gadgets and gear. They should also exhibit expertise in their area of interest. These are the best and brightest of the gadget blogosphere, writing about the coolest new consumer tech and how it benefits the lives of the people who use them.

And this is where you, our loyal TMA’ers come in. We’ll need all your support to take us to the top. If you feel we’re worthy of such an award, all you need to do is click on the link below to vote. You can vote once daily until Jan 24th, 2011. A huge thanks for all your continued support here TMA and I’d also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone of you a most Happy and Safe Christmas!

Click here to vote for TouchMyApps!

[Updated] App Store Sales Roundup – Christmas Edition

Christmas is mere days away and the App Store is filled to the brim with incredible steals ‘n deals. Now we’ve seen plenty of awesome sales before, but this one is unlike anything we’ve seen thus far and there’s certainly no better time to pick up those premium games on the cheap. Thanks to EA’s Holiday Sales Bonanza, over 70 of their games are now $0.99, some of which have been slashed 90% off their sticker price. FIFA 11, BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2, NBA Elite 11, SimCity™ Deluxe for iPad and much more can be had for a buck!

Of course, there are plenty of other publishers with huge price drops, including Gameloft, Namco and Gamevil. So get your credit cards or iTunes gift cards warmed up – there’s app shopping to be done! Head on inside for the complete roundup, but do hurry as some of these deals won’t last for long…

Update: ** Denotes apps newly added to roundup.

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AppSlappy Podcast Ep. 60 – “Ping me sometime”

Our friends Scott and Eric over at AppSlappy have released Ep. 60 of their awesome iDevice podcast and this week, they discuss the huge Sept 1 Apple event that saw the announcement of a brand new lineup to the iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Touch, Apple TV and more. In other words, a great recap in audio format for all that you may have missed. Other app coverage in the show include:

  • PICtone PICtone, 10.4 MB – $0.99 (Stupid app ‘o week)
  • Splode Escalation Studios, Splode, 22.1 MB – $1.99
  • Netflix Netflix Inc., Netflix, 6.5 MB – Free
  • Fragger Miniclip SA , Fragger, 19.5 MB – $0.99
  • Twitter Twitter, Inc. , Twitter, 5.2 MB – Free

You can download this week’s episode of AppSlappy directly and/or subscribe via iTunes. If you haven’t checked out the iDevice podcast yet, we highly recommend you tune in to the show. It’s great for catching up on iPhone/iPad and app related content during the long commutes on those planes, trains and automobiles. Happy App Slappin’ !

AppSlappy Podcast Ep. 57 – “iPhone users are better what?”

Scott and Eric are back this week with their awesome iDevice podcast and the hour long show is once again filled with great content. They bring up the possibility of an Apple event next week that could see the unveiling of the long rumored iPod Touch equipped with a camera, as well as a study that shows iPhone users getting more action in the bedroom in comparison to other Smartphone owners. The episode also covers some notable App Store apps, including:

You can download this week’s episode of AppSlappy directly and/or subscribe via iTunes. If you haven’t checked out the podcast yet, it provides for great complimentary material for all your iDevice needs and we highly recommend you tune in. It’s excellent for catching up on iPhone/iPad and app related content during the long commutes on those planes, trains and automobiles. Happy App Slappin’ !

Earsonics EM3Pro custom earphone in Review – quite simply the best!

Earsonics have a killer lineup. Their SM3 professional universal monitor is fantastic, blowing the socks off a disgustingly large portion of the audiophile earphone market with its easy-to-drive architecture and beautiful sound. Its lofty price tag is worth it. So how about Earsonics’ top end; how ‘bout their customs? you might ask. Same old story. The triple-driver, dual-crossover EM3Pro is a beautiful product at a fantastic[er] price that should come away from a firefight with the biggest and best in the land without a hitch.

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AppSlappy Podcast Ep. 56 – “That PDF is Scary!”

Ep. 56 of the AppSlappy Podcast has just been released and Scott and Eric delve into the huge security risk in the iOS by way of a PDF exploit. It is this very vulnerability that allows users to easily jailbreak their iPhones via JailBreakMe.com. Aside from potential threats on your iPhone, the dynamic duo also touch on the MobileMe iDisk app now supporting streaming from iTunes and iPhone satisfaction. Other app reviews include:

You can download this week’s episode of AppSlappy directly and/or subscribe via iTunes. If you haven’t checked out the iDevice podcast yet, we highly recommend you tune in to the show. It’s great for catching up on iPhone/iPad and app related content during the long commutes on those planes, trains and automobiles. Happy App Slappin’ !

AppSlappy Podcast Ep. 55 – “Steve needs a new look”

Scott and Eric are back for another episode of the award winning iDevice podcast, AppSlappy. This week, they cover plenty of topics, including the iPhone 4 Case Program app, WebPad (draw and share your doodles on the web in real time) and Steve Job’s evolution in the wardrobe department (time for a makeover?). S&E will also be giving away a $10 iTunes Gift Card on the show next week to the “caller” with the best accent. Tune in to this week’s episode for the details. And app coverage you’ll find in ep.55 includes:

You can download this week’s episode of AppSlappy directly and/or subscribe via iTunes. It’s easily one of the best iPhone/iPad podcasts around and we highly recommend you listen in to this hour long show. It’s great for catching up on iDevice and app related content during the long commutes on those planes, trains and automobiles. Happy App Slappin’ !

AppSlappy Podcast Ep. 52 – “iPhone Follies”

Our friends Scott and Eric over at AppSlappy are back for another round of iPhone podcasting with ep. 52, “iPhone Follies”. This week, they are joined by special guest Starman and discuss the hoopla surrounding the iPhone 4 pre-order (and pickups), as well as the well the widely reported signal and screen discoloration issues. Some of the app coverage found in this episode include:

You can download this week’s episode of AppSlappy directly and/or subscribe via iTunes. If you haven’t checked out the podcast yet, we highly recommend you tune in and going it a try. It’s great for catching up on iPhone and app related content during the long commutes on those planes, trains and automobiles. Happy App Slappin’ !

Gameloft releases 3-in-1 action pack

Having released the Sports Pack several months back, Gameloft now has another 3-in-1 app for you – the Gameloft Action Pack. This single package of $4.99 includes 3 of their best-selling action titles: Hero of Sparta, Blades of Fury (TMA Review) and Brothers In Arms – Hour of Heroes. Obviously, if this genre of gaming is right up your alley and you haven’t gotten around to checking these out, grabbing this 3-in-1 is a pretty good deal. And if you missed our previous Dollar Bin roundup, Gameloft’s $1 sale on 5 of their (awesome) games is still on.

Gameloft Action Pack Gameloft S.A. , Gameloft Action Pack – $4.99

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Earsonics SM3 earphone in Review – 2010′s Star Child

Back when Earsonics’ SM2 debuted, it rocked the professional earphone scene. Dry, neutral, detailed, powerful, and well-constfitructed (for a professional earphone), it sort of bagged the cat as it were. It was – and still is – one of the best professional earphones available. But Earsonics perfection-pursuing head, Franck Lopez, has looked to his laurels this year and debuted an even better earphone. The Earsonics SM3 betters the SM2 in almost every benchmark and along the way, has become a personal favourite of mine.

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