Winner of the $50 iTunes Gift Certificate!

Congratulations goes to Greg (#333) our winner of the $50 iTunes Gift Certificate!

Greg's Favorite App is Skee-Ball.

See the drawing here using Random Number:


Thanks to all that entered!

HotelPal – Hotels & Hotel Room Reservations

If you travel then you probably stay in hotels. Sometimes we have no choice in where we stay because it's been mandated by the company we work for or it's just simply more convenient to stay at the location where the event is taking place. So in those cases you just go with the flow.

When you're spending your own money

When it comes to travel for leisure or when you do have a choice then chances are you want the best deal you can find in the area. When I travel to a new location I may not even know what hotels are in the area let alone which ones have the best prices or deals. This is where HotelPal comes in. In one tap HotelPal can show you all of the hotels in a given area and then quickly sort them by rate based on the dates you want to stay. It's actually pretty amazing the way this thing works and the speed at which it works. Once you find a location that looks interesting you can drill down for more details and even book it right within the app.

HotelPal - Hotels & Hotel Room Reservations


Focalware On Sale Through the End of January

 You might remember Focalware from our review here. Well the folks over at Spiral Development wanted us to let you know that Focalware is now ON SALE for only $4.99 (half off) until the end of January!

Also they wanted to clarify the Compass support

With the 3GS model, Focalware uses Apple's internal compass to show the actual current position of sun and moon. With all earlier phones and the iTouch, we use a fixed compass graphic where the user moves the sun and moon for different times. Since we do not try to animate the compass in non 3GS devices, they are no less accurate with the results. The calculations are the same on any model. Typically non-3GS users rely on an external compass.

You can get it here from the App Store:


Doodle Jump – Be Warned: Insanely Addictive!

It's Friday, so it's that time again. Time to send you into your weekend with a game to play. Doodle Jump is a cute game that quickly becomes one that you'll want to play over and over again. The concept is simple. Using the built-in accelerometer in your iPhone/iPod touch you tilt your device side-to-side to navigate your jumping Doodle character from one platform to the next. Of course the higher you go the higher your score will go. As you might also expect the higher you go there will be objects to help you like propeller beanies and jet packs, as well as object to get in your way like monsters, fragile platforms and even alien ships to carry you away. If you get a really great score you can even share your score directly to Facebook or Twitter and challenge others to beat it via email too. To get a feel for the game check out this video:



The Bottom Line

Just buy it! It's good clean fun. It's a great time waster that doesn't require a lot of thought or strategy. I have to thank my daughter for turning me on this app :)

Doodle Jump - BE WARNED: Insanely Addictive!

MobileMe Gallery App

Apple has just released a FREE App to allow users to access and see their own MobileMe Photo/Movie Galleries as well as the galleries of any other MobileMe user that you happen to know the user name of. This will be great for having instant access to not only your photos, but the photos of friends and family. Also if you want to invite others to look at your photos you can navigate to a particular gallery and simply hit the Email button in the upper right corner to send a link to anyone to get directly to that gallery on the web.

One tap access to your photos

Although you can certainly have all your photos on your iPhone, but chances are you're probably going to have many more photos from events and occasions past that you want to see. So now instead of keeping them on your iPhone or iPod touch you can upload them to your MobileMe Gallery (mobileme account required) and see them in the app. Keep in mind that you'll also need an internet connection to access. them. However, once the photo(s) has been viewed it can be viewed offline from that point forward.

This is cool, but what makes it cooler is seeing the photos of others without having to go to their sites and navigate to their galleries. Now you can just tap the name of a friend and see any new photos that have been uploaded. For example you can see my photography by putting in the name "terrywhite".

You can get MobileMe Gallery here from the App Store:

MobileMe Gallery

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