Tuesday May 17th, 2011 16:22 Atomix Magazine App

The iPad has been a real trendsetter when it comes down to magazine publishing in the digital age. And, for the first time I have begun to dabble in these experiences. The mag that caught my attention is the Atomix Magazine App.

It’s the first video game magazine for the iPad. It’s a mixture of video and text articles, reviews and opinions. The guys behind the magazine have worked on great prodctions like The 1up Show and Co-op. Creatively, I feel it’s done really well. The UI is really easy to use and there wasn’t much of a learning curve. Swipe left to right to go to each page. Up and down to read the articles. You flip the ipad to the landscape orientation to see large pics of the subject you are reading.

Right now, each monthly issue will set you back 99ยข. They will figure out a subscription model soon, but the price is perfect. You just can’t say no for that price and for the content you get, it’s a steal.

The download for the issue I bought (#2) was a whopping 680 mb. Which is big, I know, but you get the convenience of having the videos embedded so that you can play the video articles locally without being at a wifi hotspot or 3G enabled.

So if you like video games and have an iPad, this is the app for you. If you like video games and don’t have an ipad, buy one.

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Friday September 5th, 2008 11:37 the wordy is quordy

Just wanted to share with you my love for a little word game that I downloaded to my iPhone. It’s called Quordy. Its a touch-play word search game. You get sixteen letters and your job is to make words with all of them as fast as you can in 2 minutes. You can play solo, or you can send challenges to your friends that also have the game. It compares your scores against your opponent and keeps a running tab of wins and losses. Currently, I play against my wifey and Oliver. I bought this game when the App Store went live. I’ve played hundreds of times. It’s a great when you’re riding on the bus or during a commercial break from a TV Show to whip this game out and play for 2 minutes.

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Friday August 1st, 2008 10:38 tethering app for the iphone

Macrumors.com posted an article about a tethering app that was made available at the iTunes App Store. What does this app do you say? It would allow you to share your iPhone’s network connection with your computer. It was developed by Nullriver Inc. and was taken off the App Store rather quickly. I’m sure some lucky people got a hold of it before it was taken down. I would love to have this App. I’m all over the place these days and having the connection without hacking into my iPhone would be great.

Update: 2008.08.01 1:58 CST
Looks like the App Store has made this app available again.

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Friday August 1st, 2008 10:02 where's ipint?

The popular drinking app from Carling Beers has gone missing from the iTunes App Store. It’s been noted as being one of the most popular apps from the store when it was first released a few weeks ago. My friends all around me downloaded it, and I thought I still had time to download it, but I searched for it and now its gone. Thats too bad, I really wanted that one. I know there’s still iBeer, but iPint was free. I’ve also done some extensive searches on the matter and have found nothing about its demise. I’ll let you know if I see anything.

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Tuesday July 22nd, 2008 10:35 iphone 3g is mine, all mine

Last week I waited in line for 3 hours and then it took only 10 minutes to activate it. I was amazed, awestruck. I finally got this little device that I’ve been obsessing over in the palm of my hands. We danced a little bit. I synced her up to my laptop and all the photos, music, contacts, even the contacts photos I had in my previous iPhone were all there. All nicely wrapped up in a 16 gig white iPhone 3G. It’s been a purty good honeymoon with my new little device.

So the new iPhone, whattya think that I think? I personally can tell you right now that I do not like the design of the phone as much as the original iPhones. Overall, the phone feels cheap. Like one of those chocolate phones from Verizon. The screen now has a black border on the sides making the screen look smaller. The back is just plastic with a clear coat on it. The originals had the screen flush to the edge and the metal look just looked nicer, like a higher end product. My wife still has her ‘silverback’ and holding them and comparing them I still like the feel of the old one. The weight is perfect. This new one looks like it was meant for the masses. Kinda like that movie sequel that came out just to appease the enthusiast but wasn’t that great of a film…like The Matrix sequel….well it’s not that bad, but you get the point.

I say if you have the old iPhone, hold on to it because the coolest part about the release of the new iPhone is the software (iPhone 2.0). Its available for both iPhones (silverbacks and the new ones). The new software allow you to download apps to the phone without using the web browser like they had you do previously. There are so many apps you can download it’s nuts. I’m really enjoying my Twitteriffic app, Crash Bandicoot Racing, iLightsaber, and Quordy. Oh, do I love that Quordy. And, a lot of the apps are free which is also a bonus.

Altogether I don’t love the design of the phone, but I LOVE what’s inside of it.

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