Archive for the ‘Apps’ Category
Geek Fit: Social Fitness – Fitocracy
March 13th, 2013 at 7:15 pm | |
Working out alone eventually gets boring. Working out with a friend adds a little bit of competition to your workouts and gives your someone to at least talk to while you abuse yourself. At the same time, I don’t want to just go work out with some random meat head that makes me feel super inadequate. The problem I run into most often is that the vast majority of the people I would want to hang out with aren’t interested in going to the gym with me. A while ago I began searching for a solution for this problem.
As a family man with a kid who takes up most of my time and an incredibly busy life in general, I don’t get to just go socialize and make friends very often. Social networking sites are fantastic for me because they allow me to still connect and socialize with people on some level without having to go to some formally organized event that would require a babysitter. Naturally, when I began looking for a solution to the aforementioned problem I started in the App stores. Most of the fitness apps that I found are just calorie trackers or maybe suggested routine apps. Then I caught a conversation a couple friends were having via Twitter talking about following each other on something called Fitocracy. [...]
New First Of Its Kind ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ App Available Now
February 2nd, 2013 at 3:43 pm | |
FREE eBook: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Interactive eBook App
A new app has been released on the Apple’s App Store and Android’s Google Play for the upcoming J.J. Abrams sequel Star Trek Into Darkness.
The app is being toted as a “first of its kind” offering. Developed by Qualcomm Incorporated, users will access to plenty of materials related to the new movie, as well as the opportunity to earn points and complete missions to unlock more content, win valuable prizes, and work their way through Star Trek Academy.
Continue reading for more info. [...]
January 27th, 2013 at 2:40 pm | |
Rovio Entertainment Announces ‘Angry Birds’ Movie In Development
January 28, 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen‘s classic novel Pride and Prejudice. In celebration, Padworx and Quirk Books, the latter of whom published the zombie mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, are offering up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Interactive eBook for FREE right now!
The app, which is designed for both iPhone and iPad, is available through the App Store on your device or through iTunes. With this 400-page interactive ebook, which contains hundreds of illustrations and over 200 interactions, you read both books separately or at the same time! Hold your device right side up for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; turn it upside down to read the original Pride and Prejudice; turn the device 90 degrees to read both novels side by side.
See below for an illustration showing how the books look through the app, and to watch the trailer for the interactive ebook [...]
December 11th, 2012 at 9:00 pm | |
Geek Fit: Healthy Living Gadgetry Review
Rovio Entertainment could not have seen their Angry Birds mobile app game catapult itself into the territory that it is in now. There are Angry Birds shirts, towels, toys, and a few special edition games – Star Wars being the most notable one so far – and now a movie. Yes a movie.
It would have been hard to believe that we’d get to this point when the original game was released a few years back, but it has indeed gotten to it. And now Despicable Me producer John Cohen has signed on to produce the film, while David Maisel (formerly of Marvel Studios) is on board as an executive producer. [...]
September 11th, 2012 at 8:00 pm | |
Tonight On The Drill Down Ep. 228 LIVE!
I love all variety of gadgets. I tend to jump on the bandwagon being pulled behind any new and interesting technology as fast as my wallet will let me. Sometimes I am rewarded, sometimes I’m disappointed, but I always enjoy the thrill that comes from experiencing vast leaps forward in technology. When Jawbone introduced the UP, I was in the middle of my fitness revolution and was immediately excited to try it out.
Not only does this little bracelet count your steps like a standard little pedometer, but it also tracks your sleep cycles. Jawbone promises that the UP’s gentle vibrations would wake you up at the optimum time in your sleep cycle to ensure a pleasant waking experience every day. Combine all of this with a colorful, fun iPhone app and you’ve got me hook, line, and sinker! I picked up this cool little device as soon as it hit the shelves of my local Target (Target always has all the coolest stuff). [...]
April 4th, 2012 at 9:50 pm | |
‘Jimmy Fallon’s Wake Up Call’ App Hits Your iPhone
Join The Drill Down crew as we look at April Fools’ day on the web, the next Playstation, a creepy stalking app, Yahoo’s massive layoffs, Facebook’s patent lawsuit revenge, Google’s amazing augmented-reality goggles, and more!
Join us LIVE Tonight at 10PM EST/7PM PST here!
December 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 pm | |
Release Date, New Screenshots For H.P. Lovecraft Game ‘Call Of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land’
Can’t get enough Jimmy Fallon? Well, if you are the one or two people that that is the case, your iPhone may hold the key to curing that.
Sparklefarmer has released a new application for the iPhone, entitled Jimmy Fallon’s Wake Up Call, which is “a fully functional alarm clock that wakes you up with a fake call from Jimmy Fallon.” [...]
December 17th, 2011 at 3:45 pm | |
Marvel Digital Goes 3.0!
Red Wasp Design has been hard at work making all of your Cthulhuian dreams come true this holiday season. It began with the Cthulhu Christmas Calender app and now comes new information and goodies from Red Wasp’s Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land game.
The game is based on the many works of author H.P. Lovecraft, and now has both a release date and shiny new hi-def screenshots to take a peek at, which you can see below now. [...]
December 1st, 2011 at 5:01 pm | |
Start the Countdown To Christmas With the ‘Cthulhu Christmas Calendar’ App
Marvel Comics has launched the 3.0 version of their application for Android and iOS. The new design mirrors that of the updated DC Comics and the Comixology apps. The new version sorts comics not only by new and featured, but also by creator. It features larger thumbnail images of the art and a full screen interface for information about a given book rather than the pop-up window that the previous incarnation of the app utilized. [...]
December 1st, 2011 at 10:00 am | |
Metal Band ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Unleashes ‘Zombie Slay’ iPhone Game
Nothing says Christmas like Cthulhu!
The folks over at Red Wasp have designed a great app for the holiday season — the Cthulhu Christmas Calendar. Starting December 1, you can have adorably illustrated renderings of H.P. Lovecraft’s terrifying creations help you countdown the 25 days til Christmas on your smartphone or iPad.
This unique digital advent calendar contains an original illustration for each day that combines classic Christmas imagery like mistletoe with figures from H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, like Shoggoth mailing a letter to Santa, who, as we know, will find out if he’s been naughty or nice [...]
November 7th, 2011 at 3:32 pm | |
Dealing With The Daily On iPad
Hardcore metal band The Devil Wears Prada has unveiled a first-person slasher game app to coincide with last year’s companion pieces: 2010′s Zombie EP and Zombie, The Comic, the comic book written by JL Bourne.
With creepy artwork by Kevin Mellon, Zombie Slay is a multi-level game with a soundtrack by The Devil Wears Prada’s bruising sounds. You can compete with fellow metalheads/zombies via OpenFeint to spread the massacre. The video below has some clips of awesome game play footage [...]
April 30th, 2011 at 10:40 pm | |
Publishers have been trying for a while now to find a way to survive the onslaught of free information available on the web. Many magazines and newspapers have folded, for good, and others have been able to survive as websites, and still others continue to straddle the line both in print and on the internet.
Some publishers see the new tablet craze as a potential way to survive, or better yet to reinvent themselves. Up to now the most popular attempt has come from a company called Zinio. Zinio offers up digital versions of many of the most popular magazines that were once exclusives to magazine racks. The price is lower than their print counterparts and the digital experience offers a slick and cool way to read magazines as well as the ability to carry many magazines on the go all inside a tablet. Media magnate Rupert Mrudoch has jumped into the this new frontier in a big way with his new daily digital newspaper called aptly enough, The Daily. [...]
‘HBO Go’ Lets Current Subscribers Stream Content For Free
April 19th, 2011 at 11:59 pm | |
Deal: ‘Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time’ Game For $.99
Early next month, HBO subscribers will be able to watch their favorite shows on mobile and tablet devices when the cable network launches a new streaming media app.
With HBO Go, current HBO subscribers will be able to watch the network’s entire content library, which contains 1,400 episodes, documentaries, and movies, on laptops as well as smartphones and tablet devices for no extra charge. The service is free to current subscribers.
To take advantage of the HBO Go streaming service, you have to be subscribed to an HBO package through a cable or satellite provider, like Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, or DirecTV, which means users cannot sign up for the service directly through their mobile or tablet devices.
Check out the HBO Go promo video here [...]
March 17th, 2011 at 3:32 pm | |
Marvel Launches Marvel Comics On Chrome
For a limited time only, all BBC Games for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch are on sale for only $.99 each.
Included in this sale is the Doctor Who game Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time.
Here’s the link for the BBC games in iTunes [opens up iTunes application]: BBC iTunes. Also, here’s the direct link for the Doctor Who game: Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time. (See synopsis and gameplay video here below.) In the BBC iTunes section, be sure to look under the “iPad Apps” section for I Am A Dalek, which is FREE [...]
February 3rd, 2011 at 12:05 am | |
Marvel Comics announced today Marvel Comics on Chrome, a free app available for the Google Chrome web browser via Google’s Chrome Web Store. There are over 1,600 comics available through the app immediately. The app utilizes HTML 5 technology to offer up as close an experience as possible to the one on the iPad. Comics already purchased through the Marvel Comics App on iPad or iTunes will be freely available to read through the Chrome App too.
“Marvel Comics on Chrome is the next step of Marvel’s commitment to making high definition digital comics available to users anytime, anywhere,” explained Ira Rubenstein, Executive Vice President, Global Digital Media Group in a press release. “We’re sure users of the Google Chrome Web browser will love this digital comics experience.” [...]