iPhone shrinkage? 99 dollar iPhone; Hi-res iPhone

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Matte Back for the next iPhone?

What never stops in this constantly spinning world of ours?  You would be right if you guessed the Earth – as it always spins, rotates and is doing a crazy somersault around the Milky Way.  Other than the Earth however is another constantly moving and evolving ecosystem:  electronics.  Only 200 years ago, the first computer ‘programmes’ were being written by a famous poet‘s only non-bastard child, Ada Lovelace.  Back then, computers did not even run on electricity and eagre programmers had to actually study or be rich and educated.  Times have changed.  

99$ iPhone – Just Nickels and Dimes this time

Soon possibly, you will be able to pocket the iPhone for a mere 99 bones.  What will be different?  An article by MSNBC claims that a 99$ iPhone will be hitting shelves or presentation booths around June.  That is only 4 months away and while we must be excited, let’s discuss the issues surrounding the launch of a ‘cheap’ iPhone.  

In case you are wondering, the rumoured 99 Dollar iPhone turns out to be none other than the Previous-Generation iPhone 3G 8GB. Check out the WWDC announcement

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App Price Drop – Feb 12th, 2009

One of my favorite Tower Defense games, The Creeps! is now on sale for the low low price of $0.99. If you’ve been holding out for this sweet game, get it now before the price goes back up. Iron Man hits the $0.99 mark, along with ATTRACTION, a match 3 puzzler we enjoyed (read the reviewed here). Be sure to check out the entire price drop list after the jump!

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The Creeps!

$4.99 —> $0.99

The Creeps!

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IRON MAN: AERIAL ASSAULT

$2.99 —> $0.99

IRON MAN: AERIAL ASSAULT

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Cake Mania 3

$7.99 —> $4.99

Cake Mania 3

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ATTRACTION

$4.99 —> $0.99

ATTRACTION

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App Update: Abby Crabby

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Don't eva mess with a crab carrying a dynamite and broken bottle!

Steamboat Mountain Designs has recently released a v1.1 update to Abby Crabby, a visually appealing game I had previously reviewed here at TouchMyApps. While I did enjoy the game with its cute graphics and fun gameplay, I found that the tilt controls were not very responsive and the lack of difficulty settings didn’t help the matter. After hearing some of these concerns, Jeff Mathews tweaked Abby Crabby for a much more enjoyable crabby experience.
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Interview with 7 Cities Dev

A treasure ... book?

Ayngaran Vamatheva, the developer responsible for what is arguably the best Tower Defense game at the App Store in 7 Cities,  took some time away from his busy schedule and answered some questions we had about the game, Neptune Entertainment and seamonsters.

Neptune is now the furthest planet from the Sun in our solar system: What sort of symbolism were you going for in choosing your company name?

Neptune is the God of Sea in Roman mythology, and equivalent to Poseidon from Greek mythology. He is truly underrepresented in the Pantheon in both mythologies, and he has a pretty cool weapon, the Trident. He represents a power that is unknown to most so those were the reasons.

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Burning Tires 3D in Review – Yet Another Racer

burningtires1There is little doubt that the iDevice makes a great platform for racers. One can see that by the 5 pages of racing games in the AppStore. With so many to choose from, and with little variety between them, a game has to justify its existence in order to thrive. This is where Burning Tires 3D faces a dilemma. Is it good or innovative enough to warrant a purchase? Unfortunately, unlike Fishlab’s other racing game, Powerboat Challenge 3D, there is little reasons that legitimize this game.

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iShoot in Review – Rags to Riches

ishoot1Ethan Nicholas and his game, iShoot, represent the dreams and ambitions of the thousands of independent developers that flock towards the AppStore. He went from obscurity, which lasted for months, to recognition and renown for both his business acumen and for the quality of iShoot. He did so well that at the current time of writing, iShoot has been on the top 100 paid apps list for over a month.

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Heavy Mach assaults App Store, $2.99 + Impressions

heavymach1Already with two smaller apps under their belt (Fortune Egg and BPop), developer IndieAn has gone all out this time round with the release of Heavy Mach, a surprisingly fun and engaging side scrolling tank game. According to the app description:

Tank action game with full of reality, HEAVY MACH.!” Let’s enjoy a realistic tank shooting game with its easy control specialized to the iPhone device”.

While I wouldn’t exactly consider Heavy Mach to be a realistic tank shooting game (when was the last time you saw a real tank do double jumps?), I do love the sweet graphics , great controls and the ability to level up your tank in three different categories. Let’s have a closer look at some of the games features.

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Wedding Dash in Review – Let the honeymoon begin?

weddingdash1I’ve watched my wife play time management games for years now.  I have to be honest that I’ve never really understood the attraction to the genre.  Well, it was time to find out what these types of games are all about, and I now have a new found appreciation for the genre.

What I first found interesting in this game was the strategy element.  I mistakenly thought that this was a game that you just tap aimlessly as quickly as possible to get everything done with in the time limit.  Maybe I’ve played too many shoot ’em ups…

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iDracula coming soon to an App Store near you

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Update: iDracula is now available at the app store [iDracula, 0.99]. Read our review of the here

Chillingo has dropped by TouchMyApps to give us the scoop on their soon to be released iDracula, an action packed title that transports you into a Van Helsing like world. While not a whole lot is known about the game at this time, we’ve been able uncover some details regarding weapons, gameplay and controls that should wet your appetite. More info and screenshots after the break.

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MacCosmos’ hi-Card Promo Code extravaganza!

hicard_suite_promoWith Valentine’s Day less than a week away, MacCosmos has teamed up with TouchMyApps to offer our readers the largest app giveaway to date. If you’re not familiar with hi-Card, its a great and extremely easy to use ecard application for your iPhone and iPod Touch. All cards are handcrafted and users will have many popular categories to choose from. hi-Card was even chosen as one of the top Social Networking apps at the App Store for 2008. Since TouchMyApps has so many codes to hand out this time round, they will be given away on a first come first served basis.  Complete details after the jump!

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