App Price Drop – November 14, 2008

SciFly: Dogfight

$2.99 —> $0.99

SciFly: Dogfight

Now only $0.99!
SciFly: Dogfight is an action packed 3D flying game for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Dominate the skies with missiles, machine guns, lasers, flak cannons and more. Explore lava oozing wastelands and Earth-like Utopias while flying four highly unique rocket assisted jets.

Real Soccer 2009

$9.99 —> $7.99

Real Soccer 2009

“The most massive and impressive soccer game I’ve played yet.” – MobileGamesFAQS, a benchmark media in mobile gaming.
iPhone finally gets the sports simulation that soccer fans have been dreaming about!

Asphalt 4: Elite Racing

$9.99 —> $7.99

Asphalt 4: Elite Racing

“iPhone’s most anticipated racing game”, Asphalt 4: Elite Racing™ revolutionizes the driving genre:
- Race against your friends in the exclusive Wi-Fi multiplayer mode.
- 28 licensed rides from the world’s most prestigious car manufacturers: Ferrari, Bugatti, Aston Martin, Chevrolet Corvette, and more.

Cybersaurus 3D

$6.99 —> $3.99

Cybersaurus 3D

Cyber-Dinosaurs!
Our planet was their home for millions of years.Now they want it back!The ultimate mix between a 3D shooter and an adventure game.Explore 6 stunning planets (11 maps fully 3D)
with outstanding backgrounds!

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Want to speed up your jailbroken iPhone?

When I first jailbroke my iPhone 3G, I spent loads of time downloading cool looking themes via Winterboard and trying them out. Some themes were a real treat to look at, but there were stability problems (some themes seemed to slow the iPhone down more than others). Eventually, the novelty wore off and I went back to using the stock springboard theme.

Though I had stopped using themes, I didn’t actually delete winterboard from cydia. By this time, my iPhone felt sluggish and everything seemed slower than pre-jailbreak. That’s when I came across a post on iPhoneinCanada suggesting uninstalling Winterboard
to speed things up once again. I can’t say for sure how much faster my iPhone is now after deleting Winterboard, but I would say anywhere from 30%-50% faster! Needless to say, if you find your jailbroken iPhone slowing you down and can live without those shiny looking themes, try uninstalling Winterboard. Personally, I much prefer stability and speed to just looks. Give it a try and see if this works out for you.

Toy Bot Diaries Entry 2 now at the App Store

When Toy Bot Diaries first came out for the iPhone, some touted the title as a truly original game for the handheld phone. Reviews were generally positive and well received by most gamers. Now IUGO Mobile Entertainment has released part 2 in the series.

Your favorite robot is BACK! Join Toy Bot in his latest and greatest adventure: Toy Bot Diaries Entry 2. Toy Bot begins where he left off, climbing out of the dingy sewers and into a whole new world of challenges in the sky. Entry 2 gives you more levels, more content, more graphics and maximum fun! See why Toy Bot has been called one of the best games exclusive to the iPhone. If you liked Entry 1, you’ll LOVE Toy Bot Diaries Entry 2!

I personally found the first Toy Bot Diaries a blast to play. A game that really made good use of the iPhone and offered good gameplay. I am definitely looking forward to Entry 2 and continue where the first game left off. Expect a review here soon.

Get Toy Bot Diaries Entry 2 now!

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Sapus Tongue: Hoola Hoop for your…..wrist!

Thanks to Ricardo Quesada, developer of  Sapus Tongue, for dropping by and notifiying me about his iPhone game. Sapus Tongue takes the iPhone and turns it into a mini-Wii!  The object of the game is to launch one of two game characters as far as possible. They are Sapus, the super-hero toad and Monus, the anti-hero monkey. Sapus uses his tongue as a launching pivot, and Monus uses his tail.

Battle of the heavyweights

Battle of the heavyweights

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App Price Drop – November 12, 2008

Pass the Pigs

$4.99 —> $2.99

Pass the Pigs

Pass The Pigs, the classic ‘dice’ game that has entertained millions around the world, is now available for your iPhone and iPod touch! Utilize the device’s revolutionary 3 axis accelerometer in classic mode to shake, shake, shake and roll your pigs as you try to reach 100 points. Be careful not to get too greedy, and go for that one extra roll – you just might “pig out” and lose all of your points, so Pass The Pigs!

GalaxyImpact

$0.99 —> Free

GalaxyImpact

GalaxyImpact: A timeless classic brick game now enters the world of iPhone! It takes advantage of iPhone touch screen and is easy to use. Also it comes with stunning visual and sound effects. Check it out!

MasterBrain

$0.99 —> Free

MasterBrain

** MasterBrain is now FREE for a limited time! **
MasterBrain is a fun and challenging puzzle game based on the classic pen & paper game “Bulls and cows”. You may also recognize it as the computer game Moo, or the boardgame Mastermind.
You are The Codebreaker and your goal is to break the secret code using logic and deductive reasoning.

ShopNotes

$0.99 —> Free

ShopNotes

FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES, ShopNotes WILL BE FREE for a week. Take the opportunity! Please write a review to inform other users what you think about it.ShopNotes assist you in keeping track of your purchases, in a innovative and attractive manner. Compose your list with a surprisingly easy and fast, then pass in SHOP mode and enjoy the simplicity with which you can check the list!

Twistism

$1.99 —> $0.99

Twistism

Twistism is a simple yet captivating anagram game played against the clock, and involves two styles of play, classic and extreme. At the start of each level you are given between six and nine letters to make words with. Points are awarded for word size, and sometimes extra time. Twistism classic is played on a level-by-level basis, where qualification to the next level is obtained by working out the six letter word.

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Firmware 2.2 coming November 21st?

Rumors are running rampant of a 2.2 firmware release on November 21 after iPhoneHellas.gr first reported the news. While 2.1 has been its most reliable and stable release thus far, users are still hoping for copy and paste along with other features. Though copy and paste doesn’t seem to be making an appearance this time round, other new features include:

  • New look Safari with Google search bar occupying its own space on title bar
  • Ability to turn off auto-correction on and off (a welcome addition for sure)
  • 461 emojicons for Japanese iPhones
  • New Language support
  • Google Street view and Google trainsit information (another useful feature)
  • Download podcasts wirelessly
  • In the App Store, categories now show icons of applications as opposed to text. ‘Tell A Friend’ & ‘Report A Problem’ are added In each page of an application
  • The Line-in audio is activated and can be used through the headphone jack.

While the release of 2.2 won’t have the same anticipation as 2.1, most users will probably upgrade the minute it is available . Time will tell if November 21 is for real.

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App Price Drop – Nov 11, 2008

Spreadsheet

$7.99 —> $1.99

Spreadsheet

*** 75% DISCOUNT OFF NORMAL PRICE ***
*** LIMITED TIME ONLY ***
*** Get in quick!! ***Spreadsheet is a comprehensive spread sheet program for the iPhone

ChocChocPop

$3.99 —> $1.99

ChocChocPop

LAUNCH SALE! For a limited time only, you can get ChocChocPop for half price!
ChocChocPop is the sweetest game on App Store ever! Help Emily to sort out the chocolates in her candy shop and discover new chocolate types to play with. There are 3 game modes: Classic, Arcade and Puzzle.

Silkworm 3D

$3.99 —> $1.99

Silkworm 3D

Steer the silkworm using the iPhone’s fantastic accelerometer (gyro) so that it can eat the apples before the silkworm gets too long. This game is similar to the classic game of Worm in the sense that the silkworm is not allowed to collide with itself.

Comics Lib

$3.99 —> $1.99

Comics Lib

Comics Lib is simple application that allows you to carry your entire comicbook collection with you, wherever you go.Things you can do are:
- add all the comics in your collection
- search your comics collection
- make a wishlist of comics you would like to have

Bankarama

$13.99 —> $8.99

Bankarama

Bankarama is a smart, simple way to avoid overdraft fees using your iPhone.
Checking your account balance using a bank’s online service can lead to overdraft fees, because the balance reported by the bank may not include pending electronic transactions or checks. Instead, Bankarama provides a personal, immediate, and authoritative record of your income and spending that you can trust when the time comes to make a spending decision.

Worder in Review: Worder also spells Reword

Word games are extemely popular in the App Store. With easily over a hundred such titles available on the iPhone, choosing one that stands out can be a hit and miss process. Personally, I love word games for the simple fact that it can be both entertaining and educating at the same time. I have discovered words I had not previously known by simply making guess attempts. Now that’s time well spent! So how does Worder stack up with the rest of the competition?

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App Price Drop – Nov 10th, 2008

iKnowMovies

$4.99 —> $2.99

iKnowMovies

How good do you know movies ?
- Who plays your famous roles in movies ?
- Who directed your famous movie ?
- When your famous movie has been released ?

BiiPlane

$2.99 —> $1.99

BiiPlane

BiiPlane is a fun airplane flying game. The objective is to fly your Biiplane and collect boxed stars. Once you collected all stars you move to the next level. You control your airplane by tilting your iPhone (or iPod Touch). Avoid walls and balloons. Try to fly through rings. You can use your collected rings by swiping the touchscreen (the airplane will spin around). Enjoy flying!

Tunic Guitar Lite

$29.99 —> $9.99

Tunic Guitar Lite

Turn your iPhone/iPod touch 2G into a professional high precision custom guitar tuner featuring StopperStimmung™ for acoustic and electric guitars. Make your guitar sing with Tunic® Guitar by one of the most exciting findings in tuning research!
Accuracy: < 0.05 cent.

Missile Control

$1.99 —> $0.99

Missile Control

A very simple and easy to play game in which you must guide the rocket as far as you can through the tunnel while avoiding blocks scattered in your path.
The game is controlled by tapping the screen to raise the rocket and letting go for it to fall. The game also records your top score. Be warned this is highly addictive!

Comics Lib

$3.99 —> $1.99

Comics Lib

Comics Lib is simple application that allows you to carry your entire comicbook collection with you, wherever you go. Import and export your comics library in CVS or XML format

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FastMac battery: Keep your iPhone going and going….

Though the iPhone 3G may not have the worst battery life amongst 3G handsets, improving battery performance would be a major plus for all users. With the iPhone’s immense popularity and relatively short battery life, numerous companies are offering their version of an external battery pack. Currently, I am using Brando’s 1000mAh power station. With short comings of it’s own, I am always on the look out for new products.

Though I have yet to try one, FastMac has released the iV Extended portable charger for the iPhone 2G/3G. Looks like a battery with full-on features:

  • a full size USB port to charge other devices such as your Bluetooth headset, digital camera or even another iPhone
  • comes with a built in flash to help with pictures in low lighting
  • 3100mAh TruePower Battery
  • Up to 24 Hours of Talk Time
  • Up to 72 Hours of Audio Playback
  • Up to 21 Hours of Video Playback
  • Up to 30 Days of Standby Time
  • Dock Connector for iPhone & Universal Dock

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