Mixologist: Drink Recipes in Review – Vodka-Martini – shaken, not stirred! + Promo Codes

Note: We have 20 25 promo codes to giveaway for Mixologist. Simply leave a comment in our review to receive your free copy!! (1st 25 will snag a code)

I love alcohol in all of its varieties and am not afraid to say so. What could be better than a glass of fine red wine after a hard day’s work? But every once in a while I have a craving for something special. And in these times I turn to one of my books with cocktail recipes. Or recently, to my iPhone and the excellent app – Mixologist: Drink Recipes.

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iPad photography made possible with Camera-A and Camera-B

While the iPad has no camera, it CAN take pictures via an external camera, i.e., the iPhone. Camera-A (iPad: 1$) and Camera-B (iPhone: FREE) are two clever apps designed by developer Yusuke Sekikawa which mate Apple’s devices for wireless photography over WiFi or Bluetooth. The iPad controls the photography through the iPhone’s lens. Right, so why not just take the photos with your iPhone? The answer is here: because the iPad has no camera…

If that does it for you, be sure to check out Sekikawa’s apps here:

CAMERA-B Yusuke sekikawa, CAMERA-A – $0.99 (iPad)

CAMERA-B Yusuke sekikawa, CAMERA-B – Free (iPhone)

Thanks CultofMac

Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer for iDevice – professional music tuning on the go

Sweet news from Line 6. The MIDI Memo Recorder is a free piece of software which saves custom midi interface settings and records sessions to the iDevice. This ain’t another class lecture interface, it is a professional touring/recording software/hardware interface for musicians. MIDI has been a longtime standard in effects mastering and creation for many musicians. The best part now, however, is that it goes mobile and even works as a backup settings organiser in case of gear breakage. While the software can be downloaded now, the MIDI Mobilizer hardware attachment won’t be available till “Spring 2010″ – gotcha…

Sweet!

MIDI Memo Recorder Line 6, MIDI Memo Recorder – Free

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ArtStudio in Review – the glass canvas

Yeah, I is an artist (had help though)

You know, when Steve Sprang demoed the iPad version of Brushes at Apple’s Jan 27 event, I swallowed a filthy lot of inundating and excited ohmygawdthatsgreat saliva. All that screen real estate. All that room for erasing mistakes. But brushes is simple, meant for attacking a little creativity. Lucky Clan’s ArtStudio sends in the calvary to strike more advanced enemies: transparencies, layers, and needem’ filters. In many ways, it is the best drawing app for the 3,5 inch screen. Feel free to discuss this review of ArtStudio in our forums.

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MortgagePRO – mortgage your castle to afford it

Not sure what it’s all about as my Chinese is no better than my aptitude for good humour. But, I can tell that MortgagePRO isn’t your typical mortgage app – it’s for professionals wishing to bolster their career, their portfolio, and their earnings. It connects to Hong Kong’s largest and most influential banks to give up to the date rates and (presumably) more. Right, so I’m sure there are worse ways to doff a grand, but I can’t think of any at the moment. Certainly if you can make a little (or a lot) of extra dosh from mortgage trading, you probably have a natural aptitude for missing over-priced iDevice finance apps which undoubtedly have cheaper, less gimmicky alternatives.

MortgagePRO????? ???? ????? SINO Dynamic Solutions Ltd., MortgagePRO『按揭通』 按揭轉介 最方便快捷 – $999.99

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Office² In Review – My New Portable Office

If you’re at all like me, you’ve integrated almost every aspect of your life with your iPhone. For me that means along with all the games and media, I also have what I need to do much of my job all in the palm of my hand. Luckily I happened to have Office² from developer Byte Squared sitting in my hands. Read on to see if this productivity app gets the job done.

Feel free to discuss this review of Office² in our forums.

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HourFace in Review – You, in 90 years

Novelty apps really thrive at the App Store. And I’m not talking about the infamous fart sort – TMA aren’t that interested in gassing. Rather there are quite a number interesting and creative apps out there. I’ve recently reviewed such a one from MotionPortrait, Inc. – PhotoSpeak and was very impressed by what it can do. And now we have a new title from the same developer – HourFace.

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Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite goes 3.0 – gets integration woth Dropbox, Box.net and Google Docs

While most of us are still in awe of iWorks being  showcased on an iPad at the recent Apple Event, many forget that there are solid and almost fully-functional office suites for the iPhone as well. My personal favourite – Quickoffice (TMA Review)- just got updated to version 3.0 with a short but significant list of new features.

  • Access your Google Docs, Box.net, Dropbox, & MobileMe accounts!
  • General enhancements.

I’ve seen quite a few moans out there that there is no way to utilize the power of Google Docs on the iPhone. Well, now you can! You can access all of the files there just like you could with the MobileMe account as well. Quickoffice will download them to the iPhone to make any changes and then upload them back after they are complete. The Box.net integration is also a nice touch, since it is a medium used by some other productivity suites, like iThoughts (mindmapping)TMA Review.

Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite Quickoffice, Inc., Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite – $9.99

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SynthProbe in Review – gravitational music creation

Following the creative success of GravSynth, Kayac have levelled up their iDevice skills with SynthProbe. Like its precursor, SynthProbe still amalgamates music and gravity, but SynthProbe adds many finger-friendly options that weren’t previously available for synthesiser fans. The effect? A more complete, if meticulous experience.

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AppStore Gaming Steals and Deals: Arcade, RPG, and lots ‘n lots of guns

Once again TMA is bringing you, our cherished readers, notable releases, sales and downright giveaways handpicked by your’s truly.

First thing I wanted to note is that the just-released original puzzler, Hand of Greed has been set FREE for a very limited time. In this game you take the role of a thief who must reach treasures, avoiding blades and other manner of hurtful devices. It is a fun romp. Did I mention that it’s FREE?

Hand of Greed Brainium Studios LLC, Hand of Greed – Free

Next we have GHOSTS’N GOBLINS GOLD KNIGHTS – an Arcade classic by Capcom brought to the Jesus phone with quite a facelift. It has been dropped to just $0.99 for a limited-time 80% OFF sale. For all of you with struck by nostalgia, skip today’s Tim Horton’s and pick this game up!

GHOSTS'N GOBLINS GOLD KNIGHTS CAPCOM, GHOSTS’N GOBLINS GOLD KNIGHTS – $0.99

And a couple of new releases to wrap things up. First – our own shigzeo’s favourite portable RPG of all time – The Quest has been extended with a new expansion, that can be played either as a standalone game or as part of the whole series. All you old-school RPG fans – go get it! Be sure to check out our review of The Quest here.

The Quest - Hero of Lukomorye III Chillingo Ltd, The Quest – Hero of Lukomorye III – $2.99

And last but not least – an indie top-down shooter release with robots and more robots! I have already played it for some time thanks to an ad-hoc build from the developers and will do a review of it soon. But I can tell you right now that 2360: Battle for Cydonia is well worth getting, especially at it’s launch price of only $0.99 (limited time 75% sale).

2360: Battle for Cydonia Brisk Mobile Inc, 2360: Battle for Cydonia – $0.99