App Review: Cha-Ching Touch!

October 17th, 2009

Cha-Ching Touch is a great financing app for the iPhone. If you use Cha-Ching on your Mac be sure to pick this up; but the application is great even without Cha-Ching for Mac. Adding transactions is a snap; and syncing is easy. Cha-Ching is available now on iTunes for $2.99.

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App Review: AirPhones

October 17th, 2009

In terms of performance AirPhones does not disappoint.  Sound quality is great, and the app does not suck up your processor.  Setup is painless and fast.  All you have to do is hit connect in the preference window on the mac and you’re connected.

AirPhones is $4.99 at the iTunes Apps store, and the client on the mac is absolutely free.  AirPhones is available at http://airphonesapp.com/.

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App Review: Monster Truck Nitro

October 17th, 2009

Those who haven’t experienced the superior version will likely find this to be an acceptable time waster.  At 99 cents, it gives you a small taste of that classic ExciteBike-style gameplay, even if it only offers a fraction of what you’ll find on the Mac.  If you don’t mind sinking the extra cash though, the Mac version is a vastly superior product (with a free demo available, too!)  If you have any interest in this game, we’d suggest you skip the iPhone version and go straight for the good stuff.  99 cents is enough for a taste, but you’re just not getting enough product here to make it worth a purchase.

Monster Trucks Nitro is available on the iTunes Store for 99 cents.

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App Review: LittleSnapper Touch!

October 17th, 2009

While LittleSnapper Touch is great for uploading images, there are a few issues with the application. Other than uploading images, it doesn’t do that much. There isn’t anyway to annotate your images and, as mentioned before, the websnaps do not capture the whole page (obviously due to the iPhone’s limitations).

If you are expecting a full version of LittleSnapper for Mac on your iPhone, this is not what you are looking for. If you want a simple application to upload pictures to QuickSnapper, however, this is just for you. LittleSnapper Touch is currently on iTunes for $2.99.

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App Review: Eucalyptus!

October 17th, 2009

Eucalyptus costs $9.99 in the App Store, and you can easily see the amount of polish and work put into it. It has become my favorite book reader instantly. And because of its huge library, you’ll always find a book to read. However, it is very expensive compared to other readers, but in some of those, you have to pay for books, or you only get a few. Anyone looking to read classic books on the iPhone must at least check out Eucalyptus. I might even say it is one of the most polished apps in the App Store.

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5 Apps Every Childs Parent Should Have! :)

October 17th, 2009

One of the best things we can do as tech-saavy parents is get our kids acclimated early to the wonders of a digital life.  I’m not saying kids can’t be kids, but I think it’s pretty darned cool that my 4 year old is the only kid in her class who knows how to work an iPod Touch or bring up web-based games in Safari.  At the end of the day, growing up around technology could really give kids a leg up when they get out into the real world.  And so, with that in mind, MacApper is proud to suggest five free apps that every parent should share with their kids.

buddyBuddy the Bus offers up a 21st century take on the book-and-record sets we used to get as kids.  Back then you’d dig out your Fisher-Price turntable and listen to the narrator read along with the story.  Now that we live in “the future,” both audio and book are magically transported as one package in this totally free app.  Your kids can pop in their headphones and listen along as Buddy the Bus takes his passengers all over the town.

babyflashBaby Flash Cards is, to no ones suprise, exactly what it sounds like.  Flash cards are considered by many to be a great way to stimulate a child’s mind.  But why shell out $5-$10 for a set of real cards when you can get a fantastic free set right here?  The free set included in Baby Flash Cards features a variety of real world objects and animals paired up with their matching words.  Cards can be explored alphabetically or randomly, and you can set it so that all the info is on the card at once or the words are hidden until you touch them.

simpledrawSimpleDraw proves one solid universal truth: kids LOVE coloring.  It’s timeless.  Give a kid in 12th century Mongolia a crayon and he’ll know what to do with it in seconds.  So it should come as no surprise that the one app my 2 year old is always trying to wrestle away my iPod for is the one she calls “COLOR!!”  SimpleDraw’s name couldn’t be more accurate.  You can select from a handful of colors and brush thicknesses, but asides from that things are kept alarmingly minimalist.  Your little one can just put a finger on the screen and go to town.

childrensclassicsChildren’s Classics let’s you put the tradition of reading with you’re kids right in your pocket.  Sure you could ask your child to sit quietly and patiently on that long train trip/airport wait/doctor’s office visit, but wouldn’t it be more fun to break out the bedtime stories in the middle of the afternoon?  Children’s Classics offers up 16 classics children’s reads ranging from Pinnochio and Robin Hood to Aesop’s Fables and The Secret Garden.  If you find your family is really digging it, make sure to do a search on the AppStore for BeamItDown Software.  Not only have they pblished this great collection, but they have a number of other classic family stories like Alice in Wonderland or A Christmas Carol available completely free of charge.

myhomeworkmyHomework is an app that every iPhone/iPod toting student should own, and every parent encourage.  myHomework lets a child keep track of their class schedule, assignments, tests and other school activities.  Even better, it has color coded reminders to let them know when something is about to come due or has missed a deadline.  Organization is a cornerstone to success, and what better developmental task to apply this to than the daily juggle of academia?

This is just the tip of the iceberg.  There are many apps, both paid and free, that prove to be a great resource for parents the world over.  What iPhone apps do you share with your kids?

App Review: Postage!

October 17th, 2009

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Just as easy as—Actually easier than—Mailing an actual postcard and you can choose your own image, style and text style and it arrives almost instantly. All this for the (normal) price of ($4.99) about 8-10 postcards (with postage), and this allows you to send unlimited postcards. But as this is being written, Postage is 40% off, or just the price of ($2.99) 5-6 postcards (with postage). So, if you’re on vacation, or going on vacation soon, Postage can assure that you don’t have any angry relatives for not sending postcards—What’s not to like? It’s available in the App Store through This link for only $2.99 as of now!

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App Review: Ramp Champ!

October 17th, 2009

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Ramp Champ takes the classic game of Skee-Ball and puts it on its head. The game play is pretty much as simple as it gets on the iPhone, you simply slide your finger from the bottom of the screen up to roll your ball at the various targets. Out of the box, Ramp Champ includes 4 different styles of Skee-Ball: Clown Town, Breakwater Bay, Space Spin, and the Icon Garden. But using the in-app purchasing you can get two add-ons, both costing $.99 and including 2 new themes as well as various new prizes.

Check it out! :)

App Review: Cycorder!

August 13th, 2009

Are you stuck in a 2 year contract, or 1 year contract with AT&T or any other carrier? So your still carrying around the iPhone 3G. Well, theres many in this similar situation, just like you. Many of them would like to record video also but that feature is only available on the iPhone 3GS. Well, not anymore. Now, Cycorder is bring video recording to the iPhone 3G! Theres only catch, You must have a jailbroken iPhone 3G to do this, and You will have to get it through Cydia. Check it out, It works great! Oh, and I almost forgot, You can transfer the videos to your computer and they will open in iMovie for editing.

To Download and Install, you will have to open Cydia, Go to the Search tab, Search ” Cycorder ” and it will come up under the C tab, Touch that, then ” Install ” in the top right corner. Then you’ve got the application!

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Go here to figure out how to get jailbroken : blog.iphone-dev.org/

Have fun recording! :)

App Review: FieldRunners!

August 12th, 2009

Are you interested in tower defense and strategy apps? Well this is the right one for you! Fieldrunners’ is an iPhone/iPod Touch application with superior quality, option, replay value, fun, and price than most apps in the AppStore! You will be stuck at this game for hours, replaying and replaying, It’s incredibly fun, and a good time waster or passer. At $2.99, it’s a very large bargain for the quality of the game! Make sure you get it, It’ll be great. I swear :)

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More screenshots @ Fieldrunners.com!