Sweet Simplicity — Playing Card Wars IRL

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When I reviewed Card Wars, the latest iOS game to spring to wonderful life from the delightfully demented world of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, some of you seemed equally interested in hearing my take on the real-world equivalent. This was, of course, all the prodding I needed to beg Cryptozoic Entertainment for a copy of their already hard-to-find Finn vs. Jake Collector’s Pack. Continue reading

GeekDad Review: HISY Bluetooth Camera Remote for iPhone

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I’m not big on the whole selfie thing, but there are many occasions when I like to get into the picture for group shots with my family and friends. If we planned things ahead, a proper camera on a tripod with a timer is the usual method for capturing the moments. Spontaneous shots are more likely to be on one of our iPhones. There are self-timer apps available for these siutations, but I think HISY has come up with a much more useful solution: the HISY Bluetooth Camera Remote for iPhone. Continue reading

2 Months In: The iPad Mini With Retina Display Is Close to the Perfect Tablet

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I have the opportunity to play with a lot of different tablets. I own a small collection too —iPads and Android (no Windows versions here, although I have had a handful in the house for testing). I’m a fan of these things. The one that I use almost exclusively these days is my iPad Mini with Retina Display. As far as I’m concerned, Apple has pretty much perfected the tablet with this device. Continue reading

Tis the Season — For Cheap Apps

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Did your kids score a new iOS device for Christmas, or maybe you treated yourself to a new iPod, iPad or iPhone over the holidays? I’m pretty psyched myself after receiving an iPad Mini with Retina display to replace my much-loved (but showing its age) original iPad. Loading an iPad up with games is a heck of a lot cheaper than investing in the cartridges needed to fill up a 3DS library, but the holiday season is the best time to stock up on iOS games. Many developers have some of their top titles on sale for up to 90% off. No line-ups, no parking hassles and you don’t even have to change out of your PJs — just log on to iTunes. For even bigger savings, check for stores that have iTunes cards on sale. Continue reading

Exclusive: MythBusters‘ Tory Belleci Launches Educational Post-Apocalyptic Game App

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It’s not often that you come across an educational app aimed at kids that’s a genuinely fun, graphics-rich video game that adults will enjoy as well, and even less often that you find one set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland full of broken-down cars and sand sharks. Continue reading

Punky Brewster Launches New App

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Like most of you, I grew up with Punky Brewster, aka Soleil Moon Frye. Along with MTV and the Rubik’s Cube, the show sort of defined the ’80s for me. Of course, that was another lifetime ago. So what’s Soleil been up to since? Well, among other things, she’s recently teamed up with one of LA’s biggest movers and shakers in the digital space, Kara Nortman, and the two of them have launched this fun new app that helps families create, organize, and share photographs, memories, and inspiration. Continue reading

The Pogo Connect: Yet Another Better Stylus

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Add the Pogo to a long list of devices that attempt to improve the usability of our touch screens. Modern touch devices work great with a finger, but were never designed to give us levels of pressure sensitivity. The Pogo, and other styli in its class, add levels of pressure sensitivity to the pen and transmit that info back to the application wirelessly. Continue reading