Antimatter – A Big Bang for the iPhone?

Pangea Software is certainly no stranger to the iPhone gaming scene, with 6 games already available at the App Store. With the successful release of Enigmo under their belt, Pangea has once again released another physics based game in Antimatter. Unlike Enigmo though, Antimatter is a unique arcade game that resembles part pinball and part Geometry Wars. Rather than shooting everything up in sight, you must guide a streak of bright orange antimatter particles with your finger. Floating all around are ‘Cosmic Strings’ that light up the screen like a constellation map. With this antimatter, your job is to change the cosmic strings from a state of blue to a neon like orange by colliding the two together. Doing so will also add time to the clock. All the strings must turn orange before the timer runs out or else its game over.

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Good Morning, Vietnam – 3G Unlock

Those who have longed to unlock their iPhone 3G have so far been out of luck. There is the Proxy SIM card method, but it seems to be an imperfect solution (possible physical damage to your iPhone, dropped called etc). The Dev Team’s software unlock is supposed to be close to completion, but who knows when exactly. Well, if you are willing to fly to Asia for this very purpose, look no further. A great article has been written by Dong Ngo of CNET, describing a shop located in Vietnam that will hardware unlock your 3G.

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A look at Margot’s Word Brain

Margot’s Word Brain is a multi-platform word game that has now been ported to the iPhone, compliments of Slam Productions. Players will find not one, but five types of word games to play with. Included are Word Link, Word Mine, Hyper Text, Word Safe and Word Search. Upon choosing your type of game, first time players can watch Margot give an on screen demonstration explaining the rules of that particular game. Most of the games have a time limit of 1 minute and 30 seconds.

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HIConverter – The All in One Converter Tool for the iPhone

Conversion tools are great little apps to have on your iPhone or iPod Touch simply because of how useful they can be at the right time. With a few taps, you can convert such categories as temperature, speed, length and area. Some apps convert the basic, most used categories while others can convert just about anything you want to throw its way. HiConverter – A Comprehensive Unit Converter and Tip Calculator, developed by Chillingo, is just such an app. With over 3000 units and 108 categories to convert, the majority of users’ needs are more than likely to be covered.

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Snail Mail – A Snail takes top spot on iPhone racers?

When was the last time anyone played a racing game with a Snail as the main choice of character or ride? Never? Almost never? That’s why when I first saw this game, I had no idea what to expect. Was I in for a “snail-paced” and boring racer? Or as the saying goes, never judge a book by its cover? Even after just several minutes of Snail Mail action, I knew I had the answer to my question. Snail Mail is an amazingly fun and fast paced racing game for the iPhone.

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Pyrus in Review – A Five Finger Word Game

Word games seem to be everywhere in the App Store. With so many of them in the market, developers have to try and distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack with new concepts or ideas. Pyrus certainly fits this bill as a word game with a unique twist. Here you are presented with a board of 5 scrambled letters where the player must form a word as quickly as possible before the timer runs out. Rather than the typical tapping or sliding around letters to build a word, Pyrus requires you to use up to five fingers in order to assemble your word. Touch and hold down your finger on each letter in the correct order and the letters you type will appear on the top of the screen. When you have spelt out the word, release your fingers from the board to have it submitted.

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App Price Drop – Thanksgiving Sale Edition

With Thanksgiving (Black Friday Sale!) just around the corner, developers have slashed prices on some very popular apps. If you haven’t picked up some of these apps yet, now is a great time. We will be updating this list as more sales become available. Enjoy!

List Updated: Nov 28 @8:08am

Pathways

$4.99 —> Free

Pathways

BeejiveIM

$15.99 —> $9.99

BeejiveIM

CameraBag

$2.99 —> $0.99

CameraBag

Sketches

$4.99 —> $1.99

Sketches

iXpenseIt

$4.99 —> $2.99

iXpenseIt

Armado

$4.99 —> $2.99

Armado

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Sticky Notes in Review: A Good Kinda Sticky for the iPhone?

Developer Air-O-Matic’s first app release, Pull My Finger (an app that made farting sounds as the phone vibrated), was rejected by Apple on grounds that it was of “limited utility”. With their follow up attempt in Stickies, Air-O-Matic has finally released one where Apple can’t accuse it of being useless. Stickies is a very simple app that allows users to create their own little stick-it notes and have them displayed in the phone unlock screen. Instead of seeing the battery indicator or some other picture background every time you ‘wake’ the iPhone, why not see some notes that could serve as a reminder?

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App Price Drop – November 25th, 2008

Powerboat Challenge 3D

$3.99 —> $1.99

Powerboat Challenge? 3D

LIMITED TIME SALE : 50% Discount
Powerboat Challenge™ 3D, the multi-award-winning water racing spectacle, comes with improved graphics, analogue controls and rich realsound now also for your iPhone.
- Four cool characters with stylish racing boats to choose from
- In-game shop with lots of tuning options for your powerboat

FastCall

$4.99 —> $2.99

FastCall

FastCall makes it possible to find and contact anyone in no time flat.
In just a few taps, you’ll find whomever you need to find. Can’t remember the name? Just type in the title or company/organization. What’s more, there’s an effortless way to see everyone you call, SMS, and e-mail most often. Just take a look at the Heatmap. Contacts that you frequently access appear in hot colors. All the others are displayed in cooler colors. Since Heatmap learns from your usage habits, it’s always getting smarter.

Spinblox

$2.99 —> $0.99

Spinblox

Spinblox is a fun and exciting new falling block puzzle game for all ages, including Classic and Advanced games with 2 different modes: Endless and Timed. Classic, first seen as a Web app, now includes Advanced with special blox for an heightened challenge. Spin 2 blox to create a group of 3 or more same colored blox in a row or column. Groups are removed each wave. Points are awarded and the game is over when the blox reach the top or the timer runs out. Good luck!

Words – English

$2.99 —> $1.99

Words - English

This is the Words game version coming with an English word library. The Words game is also available as a separate version with a French, German or Spanish word library. Connect adjacent Letters to words. The longer the word the higher the score you get. Click the last selected letter again to try to remove it. If it is a valid word the selected letters will fall down and new letters will from above.

Mr. Sudoku

$2.99 —> $0.99

Mr. Sudoku

If you’re already a Sudoku fan, meet your new best friend — Mr. Sudoku. If you’re not yet a Sudoku fan, you soon will be! The unique and innovative interface lets you use a familiar input device to select your digits — your own personal digits! Draw the number you want, and it’s instantly converted into the actual number.

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Frenzic in Review: One Wickedly Addictive Puzzler

Over the years, countless puzzle games have flooded the market. A large percentage of them have been either uninspired or unoriginal, duplicating the same idea over and over. Once in awhile though, one would emerge out of nowhere and catch us by surprise for their uniqueness and addictive gameplay. Super Puzzle Fighter II in 1996, Lumines and Meteos in 2005, Puzzle Quest in 2007 and finally Frenzic for the iPhone in 2008. First released for the Mac OS X by The Iconfactory and ARTIS Software more than a year ago, Frenzic is a breath of fresh in the puzzle genre.

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