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Fairway Solitaire is a fun mix of the classic card game, Solitaire, and golf. While teeing shots, putting balls and clearing courses, a pesky gopher pops up occasionally to laugh at the ineptitude of the card-turning, 8-iron swinging player. The antagonistic gopher, McDivot, is a sworn enemy of all golfers. The game is rated 5/5 stars on iTunes.
Game Your Video ($0.99 on the App Store till Nov 4th) by Global Delight Technologies is a clever and fun video editing and effects app for iPhone. Add screams, slowmotion, even uncanny backwards motion. It’s as easy as mashing the buttons on a virtual game controller.
Simply import your home videos on your device and they are ready to edit and spice up with a range of in-app visual and sound effects — on the go. Game Your Video is just perfect for making scary and fun home movies for the Halloween season… and you could win a $50 iTunes Gift Card.
Sick of opening all your files in different apps? The new iFile app is a multifunctional text, image, music, document, and video reader. You can edit, browse, watch and listen to almost any kind of file that your iOS device can read, all from a single app.
You can also share files with friends, run a portable web server on your iPhone, sync files to Dropbox, and more…
MacTech Conference 2012 in Los Angeles doesn’t start till October 17th 2012, but pre-registration is ending pretty soon — and with it your chance to save $300. If you’re interested in learning about all things Mac in some world-class sessions by some phenomenally brilliant Apple fans than you need to hurry and register.
MacTech 2012 will features special sessions with people like former Apple evangelist Matt Drance, and a special NASA Jet Propulsion Lan on “Interplanetary Networking, Curiosity Style.” You’ll even get to go over to Walt Disney Animation Studios and get a behind-the-scenes look at the advanced technology Disney uses to make their films.
There are so many thousands of apps out there — over half a million on Apple’s App Store — that it is virtually impossible to keep track of good bargains going for a song on the App Store. And developers are constantly putting apps on sale, allowing bargains galore the minute they become available — if only you knew they were. AppZapp for iPad / iPhone watches the App Store for you and keeps you informed of hundreds of price drops every day. With targeted apps in sorted lists, AppZapp knows what you like and keeps you informed of all the latest bargains in the App Store.
This post is brought to you by Chase — innovator of the Tech Warehouse program. The program was designed to leverage the benefits of sustainable management of resources at their end of life in order to make a positive impact on the world. Learn more here.
Computers that were once employed for business purposes at JPMorgan Chase and have reached their end of usefulness are not going to waste anymore, thanks to the the Tech Warehouse program.
Through Tech Warehouse, JPMorgan Chase and Good360 are providing non-profit organizations and schools with refurbished computers that are equipped with basic peripherals and OS software, allowing them to enhance their tech capabilities…. and their local communities.
This post is brought to you by Chase — a strong supporter of TRANS4M Boyle Heights, a program that provides multiple social services that address Boyle Heights’ particular needs. Learn more here.
While some kids are at goofing off at camp or watching re-runs this summer, a group of teens in Los Angeles are reinventing their neighborhood with the help of iPads.
They’re taking part in a new Digital Storytelling class and the first assignment – run as a contest – is to see who comes up with the best ideas for transforming Boyle Heights. This East Los Angeles neighborhood, described by singer will.i.am who grew up there as a “wasteland” is also home to one of the youngest populations in the city.
This post is brought to you by Alex&Rovich, publisher of the RealPinocchio app.
Although everyone knows Pinocchio, to most people in the English-speaking world at least, he is the doe-eyed cartoon puppet who’s “got no strings” in the animated Disney movie made in 1940. Since then, there has not been a faithful rendition of Carlo Collodi‘s world-famous wooden creation, who first appeared in an Italian newspaper serial in 1881 and then a children’s novel two years later. This is something of a travesty for Pinocchio, who in his original appearances was a free-spirited and willful marionette, a “truant and a vagabond.”
RealPinocchio is a new app that restores the original story of the genuine Pinocchio. And the famous book is now finally interactive.
Summer school has never been this cool: kids in a Los Angeles neighborhood will spend four weeks using iPads and MacBook Airs in a digital storytelling class.
The class is part of a three-subject curriculum — they’ll be boning up on English and math skills, too — to boost the chances of 65 ninth graders to get into college.
It’s the first offering of the Trans4m Boyle Heights Initiative, backed by a $7 million, three-year commitment from Chase and lead by will.i.am, who grew up in the neighborhood. His charity, i.am angel foundation, and College Track, co-founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, are teaming up for the project.