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iReview: Fabrix Cases Booklet Case for iPad

Last week, I have received a case sent by Fabrix Cases, once again, the envelope that the Booklet Case is in excites me. This is what I feel is special about Fabrix Cases, they send you their case in beautiful envelope and makes you wanna open it asap!

So what is Booklet Cases and how is it different from the Fabrix Cases Magic Sleeve for iPad?

  • Booklet Case is handcrafted using leather-like premium grade material, what is cool it is stitched together.
  • The flips closed tightly as there are ultra thin magnets around the flips.
  • The case has been reinforced with steel plates to prevent warping of the inner frame, so it will last for a very long time.
  • Anti-slip suede on the underframe to prevent iPad from sliding out.
  • Pockets to hold name cards.
  • Cutout holes for ports and controls

So what is different between Booklet and Magic Sleeve? I can say Booklet looks more professional, it looks almost like a diary or a notebook that you can bring in for meeting. It is more durable and the Anti-Slip Suede is really super tight, I almost have issue pulling out. Holding the iPad with the Booklet Case feels very good.

Booklet Case for iPad from Fabrix Case is definately a must-buy if you are working and would like to bring your iPad to meeting, not only it looks pro, it have namecards sleeve where you can keep your name cards if you ever need to give out.

You can get Booklet Case for USD$59.90 at FabrixCases.com and they are running a promotion where you can get 10% off your purchase of USD$50 and above. Valid till 31th Oct 2010.


New Apple TV Review [Video]

PCMagazine have done a very nice review for the newly launched Apple TV. Showing most of the new features of Apple TV. We can clearly see that streaming is really the way to go, in order to have less issues in managing contents and files.


iReview: iPad App – Finger Stomp HD, Stomp with your fingers!

If you love Stomp, making music with things in your life, you will love Finger Stomp HD! Finger Stomp HD is a iOS App that let you create Stomp type music with Virtual Trash Cans, Basketball, Whistles and more!

This app is a collaborated effort between three companies, greySox, ThePot and SPN Holdings. Each offering their expertise, respectively, in programming, graphic design and professional studio sound to offer the user the most authentic urban music application available.

Finger Stomp an innovative instrument app that pays respect to old-school hip-hop, rap and street musicians by allowing users to recreate their favorite street sounds in an urban backdrop. Users can choose from 22 animated objects such as basketballs, whistles, tires, cans, horns and etc and it’s simple-to-use and intuitive interface allows Users to easily adjust the pitch with a simple touch or slide of the finger. A drag and drop feature gives the opportunity to pick and choose their favorite instruments. Beats can be effortlessly manipulated and 12 preset beat and song patterns are bundled with this app.

Key Features of Finger Stomp HD:

• 22 Different objects featuring professionally studio created authentic sounds

• Each object can be easily dragged and dropped • Sounds can be tuned and pitched to fit your preference

• Record and Replay Feature

• 12 different prerecorded beats to practice

• 3D Positioned Sounds

• Utilized Drum Meister beat engine for a seamless and responsive flow.

• Animated Visual Effects

Check out the Demo Video of this very cool App

Thoughts of the Finger Stomp HD

Cool yeah? I’m always a fan of Stomp type of music, now you can make your own, record and play it. Kind of cool. If you are a fan of music, and interesting in making music by yourself on iPad, this is a must buy App.

You can get Finger Stomp HD for $2.99 in the App Store.

What’s cool is that developer of Finger Stomp HD, Greysox is giving out 1 Finger Stomp HD For Free! So what you need to do to win cool App is to just leave a comment in the post, or twitter @usingapple and say you want Finger Stomp HD iPad App! We will be choosing the lucky reader on 3rd of October 2010.


iReview – Booooly a highly explosive game!

Booooly!

Booooly is a highly explosive puzzle game for the iPhone, the game looks super attractive under iPhone 4’s Rentina Display. Transcending the predictable match-three puzzle genre, Booooly challenges Players to make a match-four.

Players must strategically find ways to eliminate the largest number of the same colored balls while juggling, every few seconds, newly plummeting Booooly balls. An intuitive physics engine of weighted balls realistically determines how they roll, bounce and fall in place adding to Booooly’s dynamic gameplay. As the Player progresses, new missions and challenging bonuses with a mixture of new colors, bad booooly’s and bombs will relentlessly test the Player’s agility and ability to adjust their strategy.

Multiplayer features such as OpenFeint, Twitter/Facebook and Online Leader Boards provide a fantastic experience for Players to compete, score achievements and share their progress with friends and other Booooly enthusiasts to effectively deliver a simple yet highly addictive game!

Features:

• Eye-catching game design with animated colors and vivid smiley expressions • Intuitive physics engine of weighted Booooly’s balls test Player’s strategy

• Dozens of challenging missions and bonuses

• Dynamic fast-paced action and methodical puzzling gameplay

• Facebook and Twitter Interactivity allows you to play against your own friends

• Open Feint Online leader boards for each difficulty level

• 20 Achievements

• Addictive gameplay with high replay value

• Suitable for players of all ages

Checkout our video when we are playing Boooly:

UsingApple’s Likes and Dislikes:

  • Great Game Play, it has very interesting game play, it is like Bejeweled and Sneezies combined!
  • Great Graphics, the first time that caught my eyes is the great graphics, you have to see yourselves
  • Easy Multi-Player Games, it is really very easy to play a multi-player online game with people in other countries

I can’t find any negative points in the game, I am addicted after the second game and keep on playing even in Single Player Mode, then I was addicted to the Multi-Player Game. It is a must-buy game for iPhone!

You can get Booooly in Apple App Store for just $0.99! Get Booooly in App Store! Else, You can also download the lite version and give it a try here



Video Chat on iPhone 4 Over 3G

Video Call to Android phone with iPhone 4 Fring App

Apple launch iPhone 4 with a new way of communication, FaceTime. With FaceTime you can video chat with your love ones anywhere in the world, but you need Wifi and the person on the other end need to hold on to iPhone 4 too(for now).

Fring App has just been approved, changing everything. Now you can video chat with your love ones, anywhere with 3G and any mobile devices supported by fring, that includes android phones!

Fring’s blog:

With the new fring for iPhone you get lots of fring goodies including 2 way video-calling where you want and with whom you want!

– Face-to-face video calls with friends on their Droids, Nokia (Symbian S60) and other iPhones
– Video calls over 3G or Wi-Fi (Performance over 3G is subject to mobile operators’ 3G coverage & quality)

To see a demo of it, check out their youtube video:

So what are you waiting for? Download Fring today and enjoy 2 Way video chat with your android friends for free over 3G now!


ARSoccer: Juggle Soccer Ball with your Feet on your iPhone! [Video]

Augmented Reality Apps are going to be huge on iPhone? With iPhone 4, better camera, better processing power and even better battery life. AR can really be huge on iPhone, now we have a App for AR and it is for Soccer, ARSoccer!

It is a game where you will be juggling a soccer ball, with your feet, yes your real feet infront of your iPhone and that’s it. It is fun and it seems abit like Microsoft’s Kinect, where you can do actions with your body and it will be reflect on your screen in a game.

Check out the demo of the game:

Download ARSoccer in Apple App Store for $0.99!


YouTube HTML 5 Web App

Google have just launched their new YouTube Web App in HTML 5. This will ensure that any mobile phone including Apple iPhone will be able to access YouTube on their mobile, also showing Google’s support on HTML 5 as their web platform. We have seen Google’s Android supporting Flash, but the performance is not that optimized yet. So with the new YouTube HTML 5 Web App, it is going to be benefiting both iPhone and other mobile users.

To Add YouTube Web App to your Home Screen for iPhone, go to YouTube.com on your mobile safari, press the ‘+’ button on the bottom of the Mobile Safari and select “Add This to Home Screen”

Overall the feel of the YouTube Web App is very good, it is as smooth as the YouTube App that we have on our iPhone, it is even better as I feel that it will be more up to date. Search and browsing of the YouTube is very easy, you can search for video or browse the most popular video.

The video played very smoothly and honesty, I like the Web App more than the native YouTube App in iPhone, so please “download” this app! You won’t regret, you will enjoy your youtube experience more on iPhone or any other smartphone around.


Travel Interpreter and Language Coach iPhone App that solve your language issues

Travel Interpreter iPhone App

Language has been a issue for many many years, especially when you travel. Now you can have a pocket language help in your iPhone, Travel Interpreter & Language Coach! Travel Interpreter is an iPhone App that actually stores important and useful phases that you will use in everyday life in 22 different languages!

Languages included: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Turkish. Quite a good spread of languages that you can bring around…

For example, you selected Korean, you will see a list of topics that you can choose, like basic where you will be covered with words like “thank you” and “hello”. You can also find topics related to the location you are in, or things you want to do like “Hotel”, or “Local Transport” topics where you can quickly zoom down to phases related to it.

You only are limited to topics, you can also search words or phases are you looking for, example “water” if you need water in Korean, it will quickly display results which are related to water.

Select the phase that you are looking for and you will be able to hear how is the phase said out in korean, and if you are not comfortable speaking it, you can also show the phase to the person as there are korean writing of the phase.

There is another interesting feature on Travel Interpreter that I like, which is output language changes. By clicking the globe button to the top right of the screen you see on top, you will be able to select any of the 22 languages interpretion that you have searched.

Imagine you have searched on “There is no hot water” in Korean and show it to the porter of the hotel, he can’t understand it well as he is a Chinese, you can quickly click on the globe and select Chinese translation, and it will read aloud the phase in chinese instantly. Quite a handy feature when you are in situation like this.

Check out the youtube video below on a demo of the app:

Check out the iPhone App Travel Interpreter in iTunes Store for $9.99!

Language Coach iPhone App

If you are interested in learning language you can go for the Language Coach iPhone App, which focus more on learning the language rather than doing translations/interpretation.

Overall the look and free and the layout feels almost the same, but in topics there are no search bar for you to search for phases or words. But what is new in Language Coach is that it is organized in a lesson format

At the end of the screen, there’s a ‘Exercises for your chosen topic’ button, where you can select the “level of advancement” of your language proficiency. There are levels of difficulties, where you can have picture-aid or just phases in the language.

Download Language Coach iPhone App in iTunes here at $9.99!

Overall

Overall, I feel that this 2 apps are really quite nice to have, I have revised my Japanese with this, and I have learnt abit of Korean and Spanish. Features that I like are 22 supported languages, the apps read aloud to me, and I can change the language anytime in the interpreter.

But I feel that both the apps are abit pricy, if the price can be lower down, this 2 apps are definitely must download for people who travel around the world and people who wants to learn basic foreign languages!


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