On Your Marks – Get Set – Fire up your iOS! Just reading the specs will give you goose bumps! Seeing the stock photo makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up! And then the close! Wait for it! “Here are the keys Sir, would you like to start her up?” Listening to the actual engine will send the adrenaline flowing through your veins and your hearts tachometer will be red lining for sure! You might even find yourself reaching for the seatbelt, or your driving gloves, or quite possibly your checkbook! Sports Car Engines by A R Ermes is a car lover’s dream!
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It’s All About the Torque! Imagine at your very own fingertips a veritable encyclopedia of engine specs from a plethora of makes and models! The factual information is quite impressive as this sporty iPhone app holds the key points that would make any car buff proud. “Your Mustang has how many horsepower?” Now you can look it up and show off your prowess along with the engine size, top speed, zero to sixty time, and a host of other specs for each engine! And with over 30 different auto makers to choose from, with each showing off at least two or more of their finest and fastest models, you’re lucky you don’t have to carry around an encyclopedia! In fact, the latest updated version 4.2 boasts nine new cars!
I had the pleasure of exploring My Clinic, a fun and immersible new game by Game Insight, LLC, the developers who brought us Paradise Island HD. If you have ever dreamed of running your very own medical center, with cleavage bearing nurses, demanding patients, a full medical staff at your disposal, and access to all the drugs you can get your hands on, this iPad app is for you!
My Clinic is a free iPad app that offers you countless hours of enjoyment and mental stimulation as you strive to build a successful medical center from the ground up. You start out with a shack for an office, but as you can see from the screenshot, you truly can build a fully capable, cutting edge medical center, blimp and all. My Clinic iPad app offers a quick and easy tutorial, as well as an in-depth tutorial for later access, and within minutes you will begin to treat patients, hire doctors, flesh out your medical patient treating room, and network with other professionals.
Have you ever wanted to show someone an image but not have it left on the Internet for everyone to see, forever? Sneak a Peek, produced via Appburst, is a fun iPhone app that allows you to share select images with friends for just a short period of time. Imagine sending a photo with “this image will self-destruct in 5-4-3-2…”, and that’s basically what Sneak a Peek allows you to do!
When I first began the iPhone app review of Sneak a Peek, I found that you must initially setup an account and verify it from your email address. From there, you can either take a photo on your iOS device, or select photos and images already stored on your handheld. Next, type in the email address of the user you want to send it to, adjust the amount of time they’ll be allowed to view the image for (from1 second up to 60 seconds), and choose the ‘style’ of animation to view the image (curtains, frosted glass, vault door, gift box). Hit ‘Send’ and your on your way to sharing private images with select audiences.
If the person receiving the image has a Sneak a Peek account associated with the email you sent it to, they’ll receive a notification in their iPhone app that a new image is available. If they don’t have the Sneak a Peek app, they’ll receive an email telling them they have a new image to view and that they need to install Sneak a Peek (link included) to view it. Granted, not everyone has access to an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, so this is a pretty big limitation of the device. Still, it helps preserve image security, as it much easier to screencopy an image on a computer than it is on a iPod Touch. Read more »
If you love games that incorporate the tilt controller of the iOS devices, than be sure to check out Splash, by developer Enterra. Available for the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad, Splash is a casual tilt game with fun “popping” game play.
When I spent time with Splash, immersing myself in the game play, and performed the iPhone app review, I found that players must maneuver a white ball with the motion tilt sensor, while using their fingers to pop other colored balls. However, there are dangerous black balls that must be avoided for a set period of time before they too can be popped (they’ll change color after a while).
Using the motion sensitive controller of the iOS, players must tilt their device to roll their white balls away from the black balls. Players also receive bombs to blow up the other balls, allowing them score even more points per level.
It’s pretty easy to get the hang of Splash from the get go. The game comes with a simple onscreen instruction guide at startup, allowing even newbs like me to have a good idea what to expect before diving it. Players are given a set number of white balls to start out with and every error they cause leads to one white balls being subtracted from their stock, until they are all out and the game is over.
Most impressive for me was just how noticeable the motion sensitive controller in Splash worked. It truly felt like I was tilting a real game board in front of me, trying to roll the balls without bumping them into each other. Read more »
Remember Myst and Riven, two awesome PC games from several years ago? The developer, Cyan Worlds, has released an game for iPod, iPhone and iPad: Bug Chucker! Use your launcher skills to shoot bugs out from the Galactic Bugship S.S. Treehugger at the evil Sawz, robots under the control of the nefarious Lord Lahguh. Throw in four different bug types, over 40 levels plus multiple achievements, and you are looking at some serious iOS fun from Cyan World in Bug Chucker!
To launch a bug from your ship, simply tap the screen on the laser aimer, and drag it in the direction you want. While continuing to hold down on the screen in Bug Chucker, pull the launcher out, away from the ship, and let go. Woosh! Off goes your bugs in the direction you aimed. It’s pretty simple at first, however, the addition of gravity fields from nearby planet, loads of obstacles and more make things trick fast in Bug Chucker. Plus, there are different types of bugs waiting to be unlocked, allowing you to try different methods of attack in this artillery-style insectoid game in space.
You can adjust the sound and view credits from the startup, or just jump into the game play. There’ a simple intro level, and from there it is wide open bug launching fun in Bug Chucker. Read more »
If you are a lady, read this iPhone app review that will make your life easier every month. Men, you may want to skip to the next iPhone app review, or forward this to your gal who will thank you for it!
Every time I’m planning a vacation, or sitting at the OB-GYN, I find myself guesstimating the last dates of my menstrual cycle. I know we are supposed to circle in red pen the dates of our cycle on our paper calendar, but who wants this information hung publicly? Then again, who even still uses a paper calendar?
Thankfully, there is an iPhone app for that – and Period Diary is much more than tracking the days of your cycle. In fact, it is the most robust way to track your menstrual cycle, fertility, and ovulation — and predict when it will all start again with the next moon!
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When I performed the iPhone app review, I found that Period Diary goes far beyond the basics of simply tracking your period. Period Diary’s is well thought out, and it is more comprehensive than I ever imagined. You can record specific notes for each day, tracking your moods and symptoms, as well as see a predictive overview for your entire cycle.