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Advertising Becomes Art with Apple’s Your Verse Video

This video of the iPad Air (taken from Apple’s youtube page) in action blew me away. It takes Apple’s advertising efforts to a whole new level, focusing on incredible life experiences all captured by the iPad Air. With Robin Williams doing the voiceover from Dead Poets Society (one of the best movies ever) and reading Walt Whitman juxtaposed with visually arresting images covering a wide range of pursuits and locations, from dance to music to exploration, you’d be surprised it’s actually an advertisement The presence of the iPad Air is very subtle, almost invisible, in fact – evoking a sense of naturalness in using it. Excellent job, Apple!

iOS App Review: Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast


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For kids of my generation, Ghostbusters is an important part of growing up. You have these four funny guys (Egon, Peter, Winston and Ray) banding together to rid the city of ghosts, the scientific way. I learned about ectoplasm and the ways of Slimer, and my sisters and I named our very first hamsters after Egon and Jeanine (the wisecracking secretary).

To give you an idea of what Ghostbusters is about, check out the movie trailer below:

A cartoon series and several movies and later, Ghostbusters is all but forgotten. Not to us who grew up watching them, and not to XMG Studio whose developers have come up with a way to keep the Ghostbusters alive through Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast.

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Engineered for a Major Comeback: The iPod Touch 5th Gen in Review

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iPod Touch 5th gen with matching stylus

All but forgotten? The iPod Touch has been around since 2008, as a budget-friendly alternative to the iPhone. However, I must admit that when I stayed up to watch the (anticlimactic) iPhone 5 launch, it wasn't the much hyped iPhone that caught my attention but its svelte, stylish sibling making a comeback – the all but forgotten iPod Touch.

When I chanced upon the beautiful blue 5th generation iPod Touch in an Apple Reseller store, it was love at first sight. Luckily, what started out as an impulse purchase became my boyfriend's birthday gift to me. 🙂

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happy birthday to me!

I know most people are set on upgrading to the iPhone 5. However, for those who are on the fence about upgrading their iPhones but would like to benefit from the iPhone 5 experience (taller display, better performance, thinner device, etc.), then this review is for you.

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iCloud: How To Transfer Content from Your Old iPad to Your New iPad

When the old gives way to the new, the excitement of a new device wanes a little when faced with a daunting prospect: transferring a year or years’ worth of apps and files from the old device to a new one.

When I bought the new iPad (3rd gen) in Singapore a few weeks ago, I didn’t bring my mother computer with me, only the iPad 2 I was using before that. Without my computer and itching to try out the latest iPad, I thought of installing the stuff from my iPad 2 to my new one it via iCloud. To cut a long story short, it worked! So I’m sharing my experience doing the hassle-free transfer for those of you who would want to do the same.

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Exclusive Interview With Robert Lloyd Lewis: From Dexter Producer to iOS Apps Developer

A couple of days ago, I got an email from Robert Lloyd Lewis who introduced himself as the producer of Showtime’s Dexter series “in real life” – and here’s the awesome part, decided to dabble in iOS app development and in fact, recently released “VOWEL MOVEMENT” – a word game that’s a mix of Boggle and Scrabble with an interesting twist.

I couldn’t resist such a rare opportunity to interview Mr. Lewis, and here are his thoughts on wearing the newbie iOS developer hat:

Considering your busy schedule as the producer of Dexter, what got you interested in developing iOS apps?

I just can’t turn off my brain, and love to follow through when opportunities present themselves. When I come across a problem, I’m compelled to solve it. I have some other ventures in that vein. One is the very successful OpenX package opener, designed to open those impossible plastic packages. (http://www.myopenx.com) I couldn’t stand struggling to open those plastic clamshells, so I did something about it. We’ve sold millions of them.

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Love? There’s an App for That: The appSIZED Valentine’s Day Edition

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and people are: (a) hooking up; (b) making up; or (c) breaking up. Whether you’re on your way in, out or just looking around, here are some fun and games and apps to keep you occupied on one of the busiest days of the year.

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iOS Game News: Jelly Defense Out With Winter Levels!

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Everybody’s beloved tower defense game Jelly Defense is out with a Yuletide update. (If you don’t have it yet, here’s why you should make Jelly Defense part of your Christmas app list)


Our favorite jelly friends and foes alike are decked out in quirky Christmas gear (yes, even the grumpy old’ lieutenant!), singing Christmas songs and slugging it out in the snow.

Jelly Defense Whipped Cream Soft Core

Fluffyville and Whipped Cream Soft Coreare two new winter levels which are unlocked after passing through Neck Creek. Don’t forget to check out the snowman!

Completely free, these new levels should keep Jelly Defense fans busy this Christmas. Ho-ho-ho!

Game: Jelly Defense (Universal)

Price: $2.99

Developer/Pubisher: Infinite Dreams

Ver: 1.10

iOS App Review: Farm Frenzy 2 – Pizza Party HD

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The unique time management gameplay of the Farm Frenzy series is back in a bigger, sleeker and better package. Fans of the series will feel at home; newcomers can jump right in and enjoy themselves. Farm Frenzy 2 – Pizza Party HD is highly recommended for casual gamers! 

 

I’m a veteran of the Farm Frenzy (FF) series – then and now, and still hooked on the classic FF time management formula.
 

Farm Frenzy is not called Farm Frenzy for nothing. This hugely popular time management (TM) game series for the PC is all about farm production but with unique game mechanics. You have at your disposal animals and machines to produce “building blocks” of various farm products, and in this case, ingredients for your very own pizzerias! However, you don’t just produce goods and combine them to create more complex products, you also have to contend with wandering bears that drive away your animals. 

iOS App Review: Hupa-Hupa! HD

Hupa-Hupa! HD offers its own refreshing take on the Angry Birds formula thanks to its colorful look and feel, and twists to the gameplay, with just a touch of whimsy. As far as Angry Birds clones or wannabes, Hupa-Hupa! HD is worth a second look.

Hupa-Hupa! HD is not about birds versus pigs, it’s about elephants versus monkeys. Shooting different types of projectiles (rockets) from an elephant’s butt to take out enemy monkeys is the game here, and you only have a certain number of rockets per level.

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iOS App Review: A Verse A Day – Start of a Beautiful Day

(Today’s review is brought to you by Mr. Carl Agripa, guest reviewer on appSIZED.)

Wouldn’t it be great if you read something good at the start of your day? This app from YFactory just gives you that with their application A Verse A Day (AVAD).

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