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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday July 10th, 2008 11:01 the alchemist – free download on itunes
Just found this little tidbit at the iTunes store. Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is a free download. This is a great book that is very inspirational. Kinda neat to get this in an AudioBook format. I’ve always been curious about this format but never downloaded any because of the prices. Now I can get one of my favorites for free. I would recommend this book to anyone. Here is a brief description from Amazon:
The Alchemist presents a simple fable, based on simple truths and places it in a highly unique situation. And though we may sniff a bestselling formula, it is certainly not a new one: even the ancient tribal storytellers knew that this is the most successful method of entertaining an audience while slipping in a lesson or two. Brazilian storyteller Paulo Coehlo introduces Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who one night dreams of a distant treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. And so he’s off: leaving Spain to literally follow his dream.
Along the way he meets many spiritual messengers, who come in unassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman. In one of the Englishman’s books, Santiago first learns about the alchemists–men who believed that if a metal were heated for many years, it would free itself of all its individual properties, and what was left would be the “Soul of the World.” Of course he does eventually meet an alchemist, and the ensuing student-teacher relationship clarifies much of the boy’s misguided agenda, while also emboldening him to stay true to his dreams. “My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer,” the boy confides to the alchemist one night as they look up at a moonless night.
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself,” the alchemist replies. “And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” –Gail Hudson