Blue Defense! in Review: Saving Earth’s Billions one Twist at a Time

No Stewie, dear God no!!

John Kooistra’s first foray into the iTunes App store, Blue Defense! plunges you into the most heroic and devastating role of all-time:  to save the Earth and the lives of its 6,730,568,430 inhabitants.

App Description:

Defend your planet!”

Blue Defense puts you in charge of protecting your world from an invasion force that wants nothing more than your utter destruction.

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FotoTimer – Love at Low Light

Mac About Town (the developer behind the App Store’s first self timer camera app) has sent us a copy of a soon to be released version 1.1 of FotoTimer that has additional features implemented. FotoTimer is a simple but useful app that allows you to delay the camera timer by 2, 5, 10 or 20 seconds so you can take a group shot without leaving anyone behind. For camera shots at low light, setting a timer helps reduce the noise and blurriness caused by tapping the screen and a shaky hand. This new release will include a countdown sound so that you will know when a photo will be taken, as well as an option to automatically have a photo saved to your camera roll after FotoTimer snaps a shot.

A few simple test shots at low lighting showed improved images when the self timer was used and my iPhone propped up. No more unsteady hands and the slight shaking of the phone when tapping the shutter button.

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A look at Say Who – Voice Dialing for your iPhone

Voice Dialing is one of the more useful features missing from the iPhone. Users therefore have been turning to the App Store for a voice dialing app that is both reasonably priced and accurate at the same time.  Perhaps one of the most popular ones at the moment is Say Who, a free app that works reasonably well. The simple interface works well especially when you are trying to make a call while driving. Once the app starts, you can press down anywhere on the screen and say your contact’s name. Say Who will accept first and/or last names, nicknames as well as digits of the contact. When a contact is found, the default setting of AutoDial will automatically connect you to the first of the results found in about 3 seconds. Turning AutoDial off will allow you to choose which of the returned contacts you want to dial.

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App Price Drops – November 18, 2008

Classics

$2.99 —> $0.99

Classics

ON SALE FOR FOR JUST 99¢!
Escape into some of the greatest stories ever written.
Experience the revolutionary reading experience that is unlike any other ebook reader out there. “You get the feeling of actually reading a book” – Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Clonyk

$3.99 —> $1.99

Clonyk

You want to try Clonyk for free before buying it? Then download Clonyk Lite.
Looking for a whole new refreshing and entertaining casual game? Then Clonyk is for you !!! Clonyk is a pure casual and completely addictive game, with simple rules for great gameplay and maximum pleasure.Prevent lines of items from reaching your space launcher, by making lines of similar items to clear them. You won’t see hours fleeing while playing Clonyk.

Space Out

$2.99 —> $0.99

Space Out

Space Out is a tribute to old school arcade games; it truly delivers that early arcade feel. It combines 2 classic game concepts, shooting invaders and brick breaking, into a unique and exciting retro experience. It’s a blast back to the late ’70s. Complete with all new 8-bit sound effects created with a MOS 6581 SID chip from the Commodore 64 and speech generated with 8kHz 8-bit allophones. We hope you like it. Have fun and good luck!

Wordtouch

$4.99 —> $2.99

Wordtouch

Wordtouch is a fun and challenging word game in which words are formed from a random selection of letters. Try to get the most points by creating high-value words, but remember, only the letters in the top row can be used! Playing a tile will move a column up, requiring you to think horizontally and vertically. Special tiles are worth even more, and bonus points are awarded for clearing columns or the entire board.

Blingy

$1.99 —> $0.99

Blingy

Blingy has finally come to the iPhone. It is a popular, bubble bursting game that is being played by thousands daily at WebGames3D.com. It has been a top 50 widget for almost a year.

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A look at Movie Challenge: You think you know your movies?

Movie Challenge, developed by Redwind Software, is a recently released movie game for the iPhone. Looking around the App Store, there appears to be quite a few such trivia games out there already. While I personally haven’t tried the others just yet, most of them offer what seems to be limited styles of play. This is where Movie Challenge steps up to the plate. Redwind Software has designed the game with loads of features in mind. Besides a trivia mode where the user must choose the correct answer out of x number of questions (as seen in most trivia games), Redwind offers multiple game types:

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Touch Physics in Review: One more reason to keep touching my iPhone

Games sure have changed over the years. Developers are constantly finding new ways of bringing innovation to game design in order to engage the modern gamer. Players want new ideas and innovations that capture the imagination. Well, Touch Physics is one of these games.  It won’t win awards for 3D effects or graphics any time soon. What it will do though is captivate its players with gameplay and design.

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App Price Drops – November 16, 2008

Tap ‘N’ Slide!

$1.99 —> $0.99

Tap 'n' Slide!

(Thanks for the great feedback everyone! We are so glad everyone is loving the game that we have decided to cut it to half price!)Tap ‘n’ Slide! is an addictive casual game for the iPhone and iPod Touch. All you have to do is use your finger to complete the moves.

Guitar Rock Tour

$9.99 —> $7.99

Guitar Rock Tour

The only game on iPhone to play guitar & drums like a Rock God! Described by the press as a “Fantastic music game”, “highly addictive” and “this game rocks up a storm”.
Perform, without musical knowledge, the most popular worldwide hits on your iPhone:
- 2 instruments to play: Guitar & drums.
- 17 famous songs

SPiN – The Silhouette Game

$4.99 —> $2.99

SPiN - The Silhouette Game

Train your fingers to be as fast as the eye in this game of shape recognition! Spin is simple, colorful and fun. “Rotate and match objects for a high score” – that sums it up in one sentence. Well, there’s more, but you’ll learn all about chain combos and unlockable trophies when playing the game.

BlocksTouch 3D

$2.99 —> $0.99

BlocksTouch 3D

FOR A LIMITED TIME, ALL OUR GAMES ARE ON SALE!
BlocksTouch is a very enjoyable arcade 3D game. A number of blocks are located on top of the tower. When a block is hit, a ball bounces back and block disappears. A ball is lost when it moves below the tower. Use the round paddle on the bottom of the tower to prevent losing a ball.

BeeCells

$2.99 —> $0.99

BeeCells

FOR A LIMITED TIME, ALL OUR GAMES ARE ON SALE!
BeeCells is a highly enjoyable game. Once you start, you won’t want to stop. Try it, and see how high you can score. The goal is to group six or more balls of the same color together. Once the balls are grouped, your score increases, and the grouped balls disappear to make room for more maneuvers. After each turn, the computer puts more balls on the board and your task becomes more difficult. The game is over when the board completely fills up.

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New Google Speech Recognition App delayed by Apple?

Google was set to release what could very well be one of the most useful apps for the iPhone, a speech recognition tool that would return search results simply based on your speech. Say “movie showtimes” and based on your location, the app will return results of movies closest to you. Basically, instead of typing what you want searched, just say it. It’s that simple. Another cool feature of this updated Google Mobile App is that it uses the iPhone accelerometer. So when the phone is raised to the user’s ear, it will go into “listen” mode.

The supposed release date was set for November 14. Now a day later and still no sight of it at the App Store, there are rumors that Apple may possibly be delaying its release or even blocking it for some reason of their own. Are they planning on releasing their own version of speech recognition? Of course, it is way too early to say for sure what Apple’s plans are for Google’s product, if any at all. Hopefully, the app will be released any minute now so we can all search with our voice, and not just our fingers.

[via computerblog]

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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