Thursday, March 31, 2011

The official Amazon App deal of the day 3/31/11

Fruit Ninja

by Halfbrick Studios Pty Ltd

List Price:$0.99
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Product Description
Fruit Ninja
Fruit Ninja - the messiest, most satisfying fruit game ever!
Carve, Splatter, and Slash
Playing with your food might not seem like a crucial part of ninja training, but as the good folks at Halfbrick Studios will tell you--for ninjas, it's more than just a game. All ninjas hate fruit! Join the ninja clan as you slash your way through three modes of juicy gameplay. You'll soon see that Fruit Ninja is the messiest, most satisfying fruit game ever!
Enter the dojo of the wise ninja sensei to hone your deadly fruit-slaying skills. Learning to play is easy: just swipe your finger across the screen to carve gruesome, juice-splattered smears out of hordes of apples, watermelons, coconuts, and other ninja foes. Fruit Ninja is an addictive, fun, casual game that brings a splash of bright color to your Android mobile screen.
Fruit Ninja
Fruit Ninja
Turn your enemies into sorbet with the Ice Blade.
Leave Your Juicer On the Shelf: Get a Ninja Instead
To slice and dice your way into gaming bliss, simply choose one of three different game modes to begin your adventure.
Slice multiple fruit at the same time to score combos and earn bonus points, but be careful of bombs--touching one will put a swift end to your juicy adventure. Precise touchscreen controls and simple addictive gameplay ensure a fun experience for even the youngest of grasshoppers.

Fruit Ninja
Carve up juicy combos.
Good For Your Melon: Sensei's Fruit Facts
As you train to become a whirlwind of fruit destruction, your success will also please the wise ninja sensei: when he likes what he sees, he may even grant you coveted items and exciting backgrounds. Look sharp with your bright new "Mr. Sparkle" blade, or make your foes feverish with the shifting neon tones of the "Disco Blade."
In addition to all this free swag, the good sensei has much sage advice to offer you. Did you know that there are over 1,200 varieties of watermelon? Or that in some parts of the world, trained monkeys are used to harvest coconuts? Heed the teachings of your sensei as you continue on with your adventure. After all, as any scholar of war will tell you: you must know your enemy.

Fruit Ninja
Find game-changing power-ups.
Ninjas From Around the World
Gone are the days when ninjas lived a life of hushed secrecy--the modern ninja knows that in this era of social networking, their amazing deeds must be put on display for a global audience. Fruit Ninja features OpenFeint support--an add-on service integrated into the game--that lets you post scores online.
Fight your way up to the top of the leaderboards, or find your friends by importing them from Facebook. Compare scores and compete online for the ultimate bragging rights. You can even unlock achievements as you play through the game, fulfilling special objectives like "Mango Magic" or "Combo Mambo."

Three Different Game Modes
Arcade Mode
Fast-paced gameplay awaits in Arcade mode, where you'll keep your eyes peeled for three power-up bananas that can drastically improve your score. A cool, frosty "Freeze" banana slows down the action, making it easier for you to set up your combos. A blue-striped "Double Points" banana doubles all point values for a short period of time--criticals and combos included. And, not to be outdone, an orange-striped "Frenzy" banana triggers a colorful eruption of fruit and stars that pour in from both sides of the screen!
Go back to the original mode that started the Fruit Ninja craze. Precision counts here: there's no timer, but if you miss three pieces of fruit, it's game over. Learn to set up your slashes so they hit multiple targets, and avoid any bombs thrown into the mix.
Zen Mode
Enter a meditative state with this peaceful and relaxing game mode. The pressure is off here, with no bombs or power-ups to watch out for, and no penalty for missed fruit: simply try for the highest score possible in 90 seconds of gameplay.

Another game I highly reccomend. Get it now, only 16 hours left!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


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The official Amazon App deal of the day 3/30/11

SoundHound Infinity

by SoundHound, Inc.

List Price:$4.99
You Save:$4.99 (100%)

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Product Description 

SoundHound Infinity is instant music search and discovery, with the world's fastest music recognition. It is the ultimate music app, ad-free with unlimited usage and premium features.

Say it, tag it, sing it, hum it, or type it -- SoundHound Infinity offers every gateway of music search. Boasting the world's fastest music recognition, the world's only sing and hum recognition, and voice-directed search, it lets users find and explore music faster than ever before with rich content including cover art, videos, lyrics, song previews, recommendations, tour dates, and more, all with one tap access.

SoundHound Infinity's Android home screen widget, included only in the paid version, allows you to put the SoundHound widget on your homescreen, giving you immediate, one-tap launching of the music recognition feature. A heavily requested feature by Android device users, the SoundHound widget is the fastest way to ID a song. Even if the song is about to end, you may still capture it!

Key Features

  • Blazing fast music recognition: name tunes playing from a speaker in as little as 4 seconds
  • The world's only viable singing and humming recognition
  • Voice recognition music search: just speak a title or band name to check it out
  • Lookup song lyrics
  • Song previews allow you to listen and sample tops hits and new discoveries
  • Buy link for instant music downloads, including Amazon MP3
  • Song mapping allows you to see where you discovered your songs on a map, and can be viewed later in your History
  • Social sharing: it's fast and easy to share your song IDs via Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and e-mail
  • Optimized for both phones and tablets, including Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab

Product Features

  • Enjoy unlimited usage -- all users have free, unlimited access to all features -- no limits
  • Utilize blazing fast music recognition capabilities
  • Listen to song previews and sample top hits
  • Try the world's only viable singing and humming recognition
  • Buy tracks from or search YouTube for videos

I highly recommend this app! Yesterday's app deal was Angry Birds: Seasons. 
It's already up on the Android Market for free, so I didn't make a post for it. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Run Android on Your Netbook or Desktop

Would you like to try out Google’s Android OS on your netbook or desktop?  Here’s how you can run Android from a flash drive and see how fast Android can run on real hardware!
Install Android On Your Flash Drive or Memory Card
First, make sure you have a flash drive or memory card inserted into your computer with around 256MB or more storage space.  Remove any files you may need off of the drive, so you can use it to run Android on your computer.
Now you’re ready to download and setup Android on your drive.  Head over to the Android x86 download page (link below), scroll down to the StableRelease section, and click View under android-x86-1.6-r2.iso.  This will start the iso file downloading to your computer.
In the mean time, head over to the UNetbootin site (link below), and download it as well.
Once your downloads are complete, run UNetbootin.  Click the bullet beside Diskimage, then click the “ “ button and select the Android ISO file you just downloaded.  Finally, select the correct flash drive or memory card in the menu on the bottom, and click Ok.
UNetbootin will now copy the files to your flash drive.  This may take a few moments, depending on your flash drive’s speed.
Once it’s finished, it will ask if you wish to reboot.  If you want to go ahead and run Android, you can click Reboot; otherwise, just exit and run Android from your flash drive when you want.
If you want to try Android on a computer that has a CD/DVD drive, you could just burn the ISO to a disk and boot from it.  Netbooks don’t have CD drives, and even on a desktop, it can be nice to not waste a CD just for this.  If you want to burn it to a disk, you can do it easily from Windows 7 or with a free program such as ImgBurn.
Using Android-x86 On Your Computer
Now you’re ready to run Android on your netbook, laptop, or even a full desktop computer.  Simply reboot your computer with the USB drive, and select to boot from it.  Not all computers will automatically boot from a USB device, so you may have to press F2, F10, or another key, depending on your computer, and change the Boot options in the bios.
Now, when you boot from the USB drive, select Live CD – Run Android-x86 without installation.
You’ll see a text prompt for a few moments as Android begins to load.
Then you’ll see the Android boot screen, though we only saw it for a moment, as our computer booted really fast into Android.
After a couple seconds, you’ll see the Android desktop … on your netbook or computer!  You can quickly access one of the apps on the home screen, or open the menu to see more options.
Click and hold to open a context menu, such as to change the background or add a desktop widget.
Or, press your mouse’s right button to open a menu, such as to open a new tab in the browser.
It works very good as a quick way to get online; the Android browser is actually quite capable for normal browsing, and worked very well in our tests.  With a 10 second or less boot time, you may enjoy using this as an alternate to Puppy Linux or other light distros for a quick way to get online securely.
You can even install new applications with the included AndAppStore, though these will only be installed while this Android session is running.  If you reboot your computer, you’ll only see the default applications and settings again.
Android x86 supports all of the hardware, including cameras and Wi-Fi, on several Netbooks and laptops; check the link below to see if yours is supported.  In our test, our camera wasn’t supported, and we additionally had to connect to the internet via Ethernet since it didn’t detect our Wi-Fi card.
For the most part, Android was very responsive, but anything that would fade out the desktop such as opening a dialog box or a menu would run very slowly and even make the mouse feel jerky.  Additionally, we couldn’t get it to boot on our desktop with an AMD processor.  You could install Android to your hard drive, but we wouldn’t recommend it considering the limitations and issues it has.  But, it is very fun to play with from a flash drive or memory card, and you may even feel adventurous enough to try installing it.  Be warned, though; this isn’t for the weak of heart!
If you’re curious about how Android works and would like to try it out on a real machine, this is a great way to see how fast a mobile OS can be on a netbook or desktop.  We wish it was more stable and could actually store programs and settings on the flash drive, but it did work as a nice substitute for Puppy Linux or other light, Live CD distros.  It runs much faster on a real computer than in the emulator.  Since you’re running it from a flash drive, you don’t have to worry about messing anything up, so go ahead and try it for research or fun.
Or, if you’d rather just try out Android from inside Windows, check out our articles on How to Test Drive Android in the Android Emulator and How to Enable the Android Market in the Emulator to try out the best Android has to offer.

How awesome, eh?

Android, Windows Phone to rule mobile

Android and Windows Phone will reign supreme in the smartphone market in the not-too-distant future, a new IDC report claims.
According to the market researcher, more than 450 million smartphones will ship in 2011, up from the 303.4 million units last year. IDC predicts that Android will account for 39.5 percent of all smartphone shipments this year, easily besting Symbian's 20.9 percent market share. Apple's iOS platform is expected to be running on 15.7 percent of the smartphones shipped in 2011. RIM's BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile will round out the top five with 14.9 percent and 5.5 percent market share in 2015, respectively.
IDC's 2011 expectations likely won't surprise many folks. But its 2015 estimates will.

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It's amazing how things have changed. All these super cool phones, all this new technology. Impressive what we're capable of doing.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The official Amazon App deal of the day 3/28/11 Part 2

Newsweek Mobile

by Handmark, Inc

List Price:$1.99
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Product Description

The original idea behind the newsmagazine was to help bewildered readers make sense of a growing wave of news and information. With the rise of digital media, bloggers, and the 24-7 news environment, the need for that kind of help has never been greater. Now one of the most respected names in journalism is reinventing itself and renewing the original newsmagazine promise to help bring organization and understanding to a chaotic, crowded world of information.

Tradition and innovation

Newsweek Mobile offers in-depth insight and analysis into the most significant issues of the day with opinion-leading stories from the most influential names in news. That much is in the Newsweek tradition. What's new is the innovative way the news and analysis is organized. When launched, Newsweek Mobile presents the latest headlines, updated daily, for the currently selected category. Tap the handy window shade tab at the top of the screen to view a list of all categories and quickly access any part of the app. Categories include: 

  • Top Stories
  • Blogs
  • Nation
  • World
  • Politics
  • Business
  • Technology
  • Health
  • Culture
    If one of Newsweek's categories isn't of interest, you can easily remove the feed. You can add it back just as easily. You also can customize the news service with RSS or Atom feeds. Finally, you can save individual stories and share them through Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, or instant messaging.

    Newsweek Mobile is the tool you need if you're passionate about the news.

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    The official Amazon App deal of the day 3/28/11

    Farm Frenzy 

    by HeroCraft Ltd
    List Price:$1.99
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    Farm Frenzy
    In Farm Frenzy, a frantically fun game from Herocraft, run your own bustling, fully working farm. Look after chickens, sheep, cows, and other animals in this clever time-management game for casual players of all ages. Produce cakes, wool, butter, and cheese, and work hard to achieve your goals--whether that's owning a certain number of animals, producing a specific number of goods, or simply racking up a huge profit.
    Slip into a pair of overalls and try your hand at running a farm. From tending to the fields where your cows graze to gathering eggs for sale at the town market, Farm Frenzy is as stimulating as the real thing, only you won't have to experience the nasty smells. You will, however, be required to invest the money you earn in new equipment. Building a cheese dairy, for example, allows you to process your milk on the spot and make even more cash.
    Not Your Ordinary Dairy Farm
    Farm Frenzy offers 48 action-packed levels to keep you busy, starting from simple egg collecting tasks to the rigors of producing cheese, woolen cloth, and cakes all at the same time. Upgrade various parts of your farm as you advance, from the vehicle you use to transport goods to market, to your storage warehouse, and even the buildings that produce the goods.
    Every Day is Moo-ving Day
    As well as the standard upgrades, the really canny player unlocks special VIP bonuses, including super-fast transport vehicles, automatic water-pumps, and discount cards that secure cheaper purchasing of animals for your farm. With bright and vibrant graphics, a great soundtrack, and more fun than an afternoon at the petting zoo, Farm Frenzy will have you hooked.
    Developer Info
    HeroCraft is a leading developer and publisher of games and applications for mobile phones and smart devices, specializing in the porting of high profile PC brands. A Top 10 publisher on Android Marketplace and Nokia Ovi Store with titles such as Farm Frenzy, Yumsters and Majesty. Headquartered in Kalinigrad, Russia, HeroCraft was founded in 2001 and employs 70+ staff in offices across Europe. HeroCraft is currently distributing in 15 languages in over 100 countries worldwide.Curious about the cat?

    This game looks pretty boring...but here it is anyways: