Rock Band in Review – Superb rhythm and great musical taste a good game do make

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When I think back on rhythm games, one of the first that comes to mind is PaRappa the Rapper on the good ol’ PS1. When I think of contemporary examples, Guitar Hero,its offsprings and rip-offs come to mind. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, its undeniable that Rock Band (one of the more popular offsprings of Guitar Hero) has left its imprint on all the consoles. Now, the oft’ copied Rock Band has migrated to the palms of eager iDevice gamers.

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Emergency City in Review – A Guide to Good Governance

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A building bursts into flames. Shooting erupts in the building a block away. In another part of the city, there is a major virus outbreak. Good governance means providing timely and efficient services. In busy and crowded cities, sometimes there are several emergencies to attend to in a single day. In real life, however, action is not as efficient and quick.

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Sexapp Shop – Nerd Porn on the Go!

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When I decried Apple’s wishy washy stance toward iPhone porn, I was on to something. iPhone porn viewing won’t magically disappear because of a lack of official support. And with the constant rise of internet pornography, malicious sites are taking advantage of unwary users. So, rather than avoiding the issue of sex, why not commercialise a safe, phishing-free app or suite of apps for porn users? It has been a long time coming (pun?), but thanks to Sexapp Shop and the Premier App Shop, now there is a way. While not downloadable via iTunes or the App Store, Sexshop apps are real, legal apps which use “Apple-approved technology”, but the best bit is that from purchase to play, the process is discreet and mindful of the user’s privacy.

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Super Juicy in Review – Bubble, Bubble, Toil and More Bubble!

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As the developer quoted in the App Store description of the game, Super Juicy is what happened when Tetris and Bubble Wrap had a baby. It is as satisfying as Bubble Wrap – in Technicolor, to boot – with the varied and imaginative styling of Tetris. It should be on the list of the best iPhone/iPod Touch games ever but right now, it’s not getting the buzz that it deserves.

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iGizmoz in Review – Dashboard Style Widgets In The Palm Of Your Hand

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There are a bunch of features that are available on the Mac which are coming to the iPlatform. With their base OS being similar, it isn’t a huge surprise. The latest of these features is a mac style dashboard app that offers similar widgets and some enhancements to make the purchase a good one.

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iHeartrate in Review – iheart exercise!

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If you are into performance (and I know you are), iHeartrate may be your calorie cutter, your tummy trimmer, your paunch pruner. It may well be. It tracks personal statistics such as target heart rate, BMI, age (don’t let this one out), weight, and height to estimate an optimal heart rate for your exercise routines (or in my case, typing drills).

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Monopoly in Review – Back to Basics, just the way it should be!

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I have not seen our family’s Monopoly set in ages, but I have fond memories of the game as a child. I can still recall the feeling of anticipation when rolling the dice, the thrill of counting out money, and the satisfaction of smartly placing little green houses on my little real estate kingdom of no more than three squares. Even at a young age, the objective of Monopoly was easy enough to grasp – be the wealthiest player in the game by gaining a monopoly over properties and using it to one’s advantage.

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Jailbreak – The App Store’s big daddy

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Back when the iPhone was still suckling at the teats of limited web-apps, it had little to recommend itself other than its great touchscreen and OS. Fortunately, a group of pioneers forged their way into the device’s firmware and suddenly, the iPhone learned to walk. No longer just an Apple-branded phone with a few cute features: it became a viable alternative for the . It could run heaps of apps, some of which persist today through the App Store. Indeed, the Jailbreak community is the training wheels for the great dev community which exists on the iPhone today: a fact Apple wold be wise to remember in its ire to halt further Jailbreak developments.

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Business Card Reader in Review – Lightening your wallet one card at a time.

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Most people, especially those in the business world, have at least a few business cards in their wallets and/or purses. Whether the contact  is for restaurants, or other professionals, business cards are still the standard way to pass on all your contact info to the masses. The only problem is that if you’re at all like me your wallet tends to get a little full and you start to run out of places to put them. Now, using the latest in text recognition software by ABBYY, SHAPE Services (developers of the wildly popular IM+) have come through with a great solution.

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