Iron Dome – Missile Defense Will Test Your Reflexes and Your Memory

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Iron Dome – Missile Defense
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

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Reviewed by Jim Desposito

Iron Dome – Missile Defense, from Simon Rosenzweig, is a simple game to play and one that’s also quite addictive. The object of the game is simply to tap the incoming rockets as they move down the screen towards your town. You have five buildings to defend and, while it starts of slow and easy, it get more challenging pretty quickly.

Features

As stated this is a simple game, and that is one of its key strengths. Sometimes you just want a game to start up quickly so you can go after your high score before your latte is ready. This game gets it done in spades.

Featuring attractive cartoonish graphics, and a rousing soundtrack, rockets get launched far away (we know that because they’re relatively small) and then come down closer, and a bit larger, right over your precious river-side buildings.

The timing of the rockets is pretty straightforward, what goes up must come down, and in this case exactly where each one went up, only a bit larger, since now they’re on the way down and they’re closer. So, all you have to do is watch for the rocket to go up, put your finder there and wait for it to come down. Easy, right?

Well, that depends on how many rockets just went up.

Gameplay

This game gives you plenty of time to warm up. The rockets go up one at a time, with a decent gap in between launches, and you can pretty easily place your finger where you expect the rocket to come down and tap it before it hits.

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Iron Dome iPhone Game

You’ll quickly get the hang of when to tap and your buildings will be safe. After a while though, things start to get hairy and the rockets launches get closer and closer together.

To beat the game at this point you have to remember where the next rocket due to come down was launched. If you just wait to see it coming down you probably won’t be able to get to it before it hits.

While you’re watching where you expect the next rocket to come down, you’ll also be watching to see what other rockets have launched so you can be ready for them next.

There are no powerups but to be honest, the way the game is now, there’s really no place for them. We’d like to see some additional challenges added to the game, such as different size rockets so you have to make sure you prioritize the bigger ones.

Another way we’d like to see this game grow is to have many more rockets coming in but then let you place flak in the sky to knock them out. Powerups would then make sense since there would be more game parameters to work with.

Overall Value

We can see lots of potential for this game going forward in both its complexity and its challenges. As it stands now this game is a solid basic game. Quick to start and fun to play.  It’s a free game so there’s really no downside and it just might become your “go to” game for those times when you have a few minutes to kill.

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11 Easy Ways to Protect Your Mobile Device and Personal Information

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It never ceases to amaze me just how powerful our mobile devices are. I’ve been around a bit and can remember when they were called PDAs (Personal Digital Assistant) and Palm Computing was the lead dog in the race. They were cool for their time but only good for contacts, notes and your calendar. You’ve come a long way baby :)

Now mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and wearables are truly computing devices that rival the power of high end pc’s and workstations. As such we do much more with them and so the importance of protecting the information stored on them cannot be understated.

Have you accessed your bank account from your iPhone? Sent and received emails with who knows what information in them? How about logging into multiple social media accounts and apps with the same user name and password? Uh huh, thought so.

iphonesecurity1 300x216 11 Easy Ways to Protect Your Mobile Device and Personal InformationThink about it, just about everyone you know or will ever meet is very likely to have at least a smartphone, if not several mobile devices. Don’t you think hackers and crooks know that too? The information stored on your device is valuable and everyone knows it, the only question is, can they get to it?

We would like to give you some tips on things you can do, simple things really, to help keep your information safe and private. Most of these tips are just plain and simple common sense. The problem most people have is not that they don’t know how to protect themselves, they either just don’t think about it or, probably worse, they don’t think it’s a problem, until it’s too late.

Do you know when most people buy a back up disk or a subscription to a cloud service? Right after their system crashes and they lose irreplaceable file, photos, and more, that’s when.

So don’t wait until the horses are out of the barn, close the door now.

Here are 11 basic things you can do to keep your mobile device and your personal information safe:

  • Your iPhone and iPad have passcodes to lock them. Use them. If your device falls into the wrong hands this will wipe them clean if too many incorrect codes are entered. You can then restore your new replacement device from your local or iCloud backup. You did back it up, right?
  • Install a highly rated virus protection app to protect your phone from viruses and malware. You do it on your PC (right?), so do it on your other computer, your smartphone.
  • After using any app (or web site via a browser) make sure you completely log out when you’re finished with your session. Don’t just close the app or browser.
  • Read the comments from others before downloading an app. You might see comments that will make you decide not to download it. Just because the app in in the App Store it doesn’t mean it is 100% safe. Most, of course, are but that’s no reason to be careless.
  • Make sure you’re always using the latest versions of all software on your iPhone or iPad. This includes iOS as well as the apps you’ve downloaded, especially any apps having to do with financial or medical accounts.
  • Use an app that is specifically designed to manage passwords. These apps will encrypt them so even if someone were to access the data on your device, they could not read your passwords. If you just jot them down in a notes app they are not encrypted and much more vulnerable.
  • Make sure you’ve set up “Find my iPhone” in “Settings” under “iCloud”. This will let you locate your phone, providing the battery isn’t dead, from your iCloud account (accessed from a browser on your Mac or PC). Once in iCloud you can also opt to wipe your device if you determine it can’t be recovered.
  • When using your device to access accounts in a public place, be aware of others looking on. These “shoulder surfers” may see info they shouldn’t.iphonesecurity3 300x200 11 Easy Ways to Protect Your Mobile Device and Personal Information
  • When you’re ready to move up to the next generation of your device (did someone say “iPhone 6″?), whether you’re going to sell it or trade it, make sure you reset it to the factory settings so all of your personal data is wiped clean.
  • Beware of phishing scams. If you use email on your iPhone or iPad, make sure to use the same safeguards as you do on your Mac or PC regarding avoiding email scams. Do not open emails from people you don’t know and, even if it’s from someone you do know, don’t click on any links. If the email is about ebay, for example, go to your ebay app or open another browser tab and key in the url yourself.
  • Remember that public WiFi is just that, public. Anyone who is on the same network can, with the right app or software, see who else is on it and what they’re doing. If you’re doing any type of sensitive work or accessing your bank account, it’s much safer to use your cellular data and, if needed, turn your phone into a hotspot for your WiFi iPad.

 

There are certainly more things you can do, but like anything, covering the basics will go pretty far.

So enjoy using your iDevice and always remember, someone is trying to steal your information.

 

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Test Your Accuracy with Fruit-Slinger

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iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

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Reviewed by Philip Chan

Looking for an innovative game that’ll keep you coming back for more? Fruit-Slinger by Exalt LLC is a full serving of fruit-flinging-fun.

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Fruit-Slinger is a new game developed by Exalt LLC that involves slinging fruit at targets. It sounds simple enough, but with the amount of detail and content in this app, the game has a lot of to offer.

The controls to Fruit-Slinger consist of tapping or shaking your iOS device to build up “slinging power.” Once you have the amount of power built up, swiping the screen from the bottom up throws the fruit toward the target.

The trajectory of the fruit being slung depends on its weight, as well as on the angle and distance of the swipe. Fruit-Slinger has excellent in-game physics that add a level of difficulty to the gameplay, while also making the game more enjoyable overall.

Fruit-Slinger features an abundance of levels, each with different playing modes that include “timed,” “limited,” “trick,” and “training.” Each mode’s name is indicative of what to expect in that mode, with “training” being an excellent option for anyone who just wants to get the hang of the game.

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Fruit-Slinger iPhone Game Review

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Taking place in an old western-styled town, Fruit-Slinger features charming graphics. Even the environment is interactive; I noticed that I was accidently breaking windows and signs in the town, due to my errant throwing of fruit.

These little details make Fruit-Slinger all the more enjoyable. Although Fruit-Slinger does a lot of things right in the visual aspect of the game, there were a few things that could be fixed. For example, a lot of the in-game characters’ dialogue was cut off on my screen.

I was still able to make out what was written, but this wasn’t aesthetically appealing. Also, there isn’t a dedicated icon to access the in-game store. It took some sleuthing, and more intuitive navigational controls would certainly have been appreciated. Thankfully, these minor flaws can easily be fixed with an update.

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Fruit-Slinger has a lot to offer, especially for a free app. There aren’t really any ads to speak of, and because of this, there isn’t anything that would populate the screen and detract from the gameplay. However, the game does utilizes in-app purchases.

Playing any game mode besides training mode costs one “energy bolt.” Completing levels earns you coins and stars. Coins are the currency of the game that are used to buy power ups and energy bolts, while stars unlock levels to play.

If a player runs out of coins, there is an option to purchase additional coins with an in-app purchase. Because this game incorporates in-app purchases, it would be nice to have some sort of parental lock to prevent a child from making any unwanted purchases.

Still overall, Fruit-Slinger is a wonderful, challenging game that is loaded with content that will keep you or your little one busy.

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Trail the Tail Will Entertain and Challenge Your Child

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Trail the tail (educational and fun safari app for kids)
iPad Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

 Trail the Tail Will Entertain and Challenge Your Child

Reviewed by Jim Desposito

Trail the Tail, from Thematica, is a wonderful set of 12 colorful and fun games that will delight your child as he or she solves problems and learns about animals. If you’re looking for a solid educational game for your little one to play on your iPad, give this one a whirl.

Features

The app starts out with a very nice upbeat tune that works very well for the content and targeted age group (ages 5 and under). The first screen is very colorful with a bit of animation and shows five options; one button for parents, one button to access all 12 games, and three buttons in front of waving animal tails that take you to three different games.

One option takes you to a “parents” screen, blocked by a simple math problem, where you can subscribe to their newsletter, write a review, contact the developers via email, or read their privacy policy.

There is no language anywhere in the games themselves and so they work well for young children. They require some amount of exploration and problem solving to first figure out what to do and then to complete the activity. We especially like how there is never any negative response to an incorrect guess or failed effort.

The three “play” buttons on the bottom of the main screen are quick links to three games, but always the same three games. With twelve games in all, we’d like to see these buttons customizable so a parent to select which game each one starts. That would allow a parent to make sure their child can easily get to three of their favorites.

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Trail the Tail iPad Game

Gameplay

Each of the twelve games uses a different animal to present its little puzzle or challenge. Some of the games are very simple and cute, others require a bit of skill with placement and timing to get through and finish it. The monkey game in particular is very cute and requires each little monkey to be placed into a hammock and then rocked so it goes to sleep.

A number of the games teach the player about the foods that an animal eats and others are just fun. For example, to complete the lion game you have to pick the meat items from the group at the bottom of the screen and move five of them to the lion’s mouth. Each animal can be touched to make it move and make a sound. Other items are also touch sensitive, such as birds that fly when they’re touched.

Overall Value

This is an excellent app to fire up and sit down to spend some quality time with your child. Kids will love the tune, the colorful cartoon animal images and graphics, and the age-appropriate problem solving puzzles. While it does cost three bucks, it is well worth it since there are no ads or IAPs to worry about.

 

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Press Release: PromptSmart for iOS Delivers the Easiest Public Speaking Experience

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October 2, 2014 – New York, NY – PromptSmart has released their first free update (v1.1) for their app, PromptSmart, an innovative teleprompter app for the iPad and iPhone that uses VoiceTrack™ proprietary speech recognition technology to deliver the easiest public speaking experience.

 Press Release: PromptSmart for iOS Delivers the Easiest Public Speaking ExperiencePromptSmart is the first app of its kind to implement VoiceTrack™, the innovative speech recognition software. This revolutionary new approach to teleprompting allows PromptSmart to “listen” to the speaker’s voice and adjust scrolling speeds to match the speaker in real time. It provides the smoothest, most seamless prompting experience ever, besting even traditional models in terms of efficiency. All of this can be performed directly from the device as well, requiring no additional data connectivity.

PromptSmart provides users with more than just its cutting-edge speech tracking capablity. It also includes notecard ready additions for simple outlines in place of full speeches; simple document uploading with minimal rendering adjustments, text mirroring for compliance with glass prompting rigs, and audio recording for practice sessions.

A recent review from TheiPhoneAppReview.com gave PromptSmart a rating of 4.5/5 stars and said, “Just start reading your own words, and the rest takes care of itself! To us, that’s easily worth the price of admission, especially for the frequent speaker.”

The top-rated review site went on to add, “This is a sharp looking utility with far-reaching potential. And though the bill is higher than most, it’s easily worth the cost of admission. PromptSmart earns a solid rating from us, as well as a tip of the hat.”

“From my time coaching MBA students in public speaking,” said Founder and CEO Eric Sadkin, “I saw an opportunity to significantly improve the speaking experience using today’s mobile technology. PromptSmart aims to be the most advanced, accessible speech aid for any speaker.”

In addition to the features already mentioned, PromptSmart allows for place-holding during speeches. If the user should go off script, the app will wait until text is recognized again. PromptSmart also allows for the customization of text color and size alongside significant timing capabilities.

PromptSmart v1.1 is available on the iTunes App Store for a launch price of only $9.99. It is compatible with iPad and iPhone, requiring iOS 7.0 or higher.

 

About the Developer:
PromptSmart was born out of a passion for public speaking. As a Communications Fellow at Wharton Business School, PromptSmart CEO and Founder Eric Sadkin coached and mentored students in the art of public speaking. He realized that many orators would be better supported by an intuitive, speaker-controlled teleprompter and a way to digitally create and display notes. Sadkin also recognized that today’s mobile devices could address these needs. With these in mind, PromptSmart was created.

 

Contact:
Eric Sadkin
Founder & CEO
PromptSmart
eric@promptsmart.com
www.promptsmart.com

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Zuku Blox Will Put Your Reflexes To The Test

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iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

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Review by Adam Itkoff

How fast are you really? No, we’re not talking about running a mile, or even your IQ score. We’re talking about furiously tapping at the screen, to destroy tiny colorful blocks.

That’s the essence of Zuku Blox, from Jacob Pickens, which will demand the best of your reflexes. Even if you let a single box slide past you on the screen, the jig is up! So be quick, then be quicker.

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Zuku Blox is a relatively simple game, but don’t let its simplicity fool you. This one packs on a truckload of frenetic fun and as many features as it can muster. It has 15 + Game Center Achievements, and encourages the Game Center and leaderboard in order to keep things as competitive as possible.

You’ll definitely have more fun with this title if you attempt to hit the leaderboard for new highs, and will be surprised at the skill required to lock in that sought after Top Ten spot.

The game will get harder as you play, and you won’t be allowed a very high margin of error. Actually, you won’t be allowed any margin for error! Eventually, these blocks zip past you at incredible speeds.

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Zuku Blox iPhone Game Review

The game also has a few different background songs to keep you grooving, including; “Wizard House” by Azureflux, “Graveyard Shift” by Azureflux, and the classic title “Wake The F**k Up” by The Prodigy. We’ve got to give this title accolades for valuing music as an integral part of gaming as well.

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This game is pretty straightforward when it comes to functionality. First, you’ll think that the game is pretty easy, and you may even get bored. About 20 seconds in, things start to pick up, and you’ll realize that Zuku Blox isn’t for chumps after all.

You may even be tempted to bring two fingers to the screen to keep up! In regards to functionality, the game is pretty lightweight, never crashes, and is colorful as well.

Some blocks are green, some blue, and as mentioned, there are a few different theme songs for your listening pleasure. The concept is strong enough, and this one earns its keep.

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There’s nothing like a free game to brighten your day. Download, strap in, and get to tapping!

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