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When it comes to iPhone games, they all pretty much fall into two broad categories: Games you can play on the go, and immersive games that take a while to play.

Shuzzle falls into the play-on-the-go category, because it’s not only easy to pick up and play, but it’s easy to turn off as well. So is this game worth the 99 cent entry fee? Hop in after the jump to find out.


As you know, the AppStorm team just returned from our very first Macworld Expo. To us, this was the stuff of legend. In years past we had spent Macworld glued to our computer monitors, taking in every scrap of information from bloggers making live posts about the newest developments from the world of Apple.

However, we soon found out that the atmosphere had changed dramatically from previous expos. The massive and legendary event that we had seen and heard from afar has been replaced by something else. Nearly every developer, exhibitor, and attendee we spoke with throughout the week talked about the change that had taken place.

Is Macworld a shadow of what it once was? Is the conference on a downward spiral? What will the future hold? We’ll discuss all this and more below.

With the announcement of the Verizon iPhone came the news that the device will be enabled to act as a mobile wifi hotspot for up to five devices. This is fantastic news and will really increase the usefulness of an already incredibly useful product. Even better, this functionality will supposedly be opened up on all iPhone 4 handsets (as opposed to just Verizon’s) with the next major update of iOS. Keep in mind that just because the functionality is on the phone doesn’t mean your particular carrier will offer the option.

Of course, this great new feature comes at a premium. For instance, Verizon charges users an extra $20 per month for the feature. So our question today is, do you think it’s worth it? Now, in addition to voice, data and texting, are you willing to part with even more of your hard-earned cash to enjoy Internet on the go from your other devices?

Cast your vote on the right and leave a comment below explaining your answer!

News Corporation officially launched their iPad-only magazine, The Daily, alongside Apple’s VP of Internet Services in New York on Wednesday. The publication, which is exclusive to the iPad, is now available for a two-week free trial period in the United States.

Apple announced a new subscription-based billing system as Eddy Cue, Apple’s VP of Internet Services, also took the stage.


We’d like to say a big thank you to this month’s iPhone.AppStorm sponsors, and the great software they create! If you’re interested in advertising, you can order a slot through BuySellAds.

You could also consider a Quick Look submission, an easy way to showcase your app to all our readers.

Billings Touch – Billings’ simple workflow and intuitive interface makes quoting, invoicing, and time tracking effortless.

Cretouch – Dress your device with Creative Touch, a series of delightfully designed iPhone cases and protective covers in a wide range of styles.

Haypi kingdom – Haypi Kingdom is a massive multiplayer online iPhone game set in the middle ages. You will be a general managing a kingdom in a strategic game – boosting resource production, adventuring in extensive wild land, reaping legendary treasures, equipping your troops with advanced abilities and battling against other players – with the ultimate goal of becoming the strongest kingdom in the ancient world.

FormEntry – Create native form based apps for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. No coding required.

ReverseCamera Lite (Free) – ‘ReverseCamera Lite (Free)’ With this reverse playback application, you can enjoy reverse-playback movies and voices right after the moment you shot videos.

MobilePhoneRecyclingComparison – Compare mobile phone recycling provide an easy online service for people to compare who pays the most when you recycle your mobile phone. We do not point anyone specifically at any one website it is up to you to choose where you think is best suitable. We have many mobile phone recycling companies to choose from.

Ideas to Apps – A complete step-by-step guide on how to create a killer design and outsource the development at a price you can afford.

Wedding Pro – This application provides premixed generic audio clips in a number of styles for use in wedding ceremonies.

iPhone 4 and – The best collection of iPhone 4 cases, full body protection and skin protectors.

KitchenPad Timer – KitchenPad Timer is a simple but elegant application that can be used to manage multiple timers for both your stove-top and oven. Includes 4 stove-top timers and 4 oven timers. The convenient timer displays give you all the critical timer info at-a-glance.

Abuzz – Track Online Buzz to Protect your Business, Reputation, Brand & Image by Monitoring Social Media Sites through out the Internet.

Snagbee – Snagbee allows you to quickly capture an image of your computer screen for mobile reading later. Anything that you can see on your screen can be captured and sent to your iPhone® or iPod touch®: directions, news clippings, event flyers, boarding passes, facts to memorize, and more.

Talking Pals-Daisy the Cow – MOOO .. Cows rarely open their mouth but Daisy is a non-stop talking cow that resides in your iPhone. Daisy responds to your voice and gestures; Talk to her and she will repeat whatever you say, poke her on her ears & foot she will be surprised but don’t overdo it or she will become real angry and finally, you can tickle her to make her laugh.

Curlington HD – Until now… this classified branch of Curling has only been available to the inner circle of special agents around the world! Use gadgets, special stones and the interior to your advantage! Standard curling rules with a new gameplay!

Localscope – Localscope is your social data powered GPS tool. Always know where you are and what’s around you with Localscope! Search & discover places around you with information from multiple geo search engines & social networks: Google, Bing, Foursquare, Twitter, Wikimapia.

Remote Tiger – Mobilize your idea with Remote Tiger. Our mobile architects are industry veterans with extensive knowledge across technologies and industry domains. Tell us where you want to go, and we will tell you how to get there most efficiently.

pTracker, LLC – Powerful, Portable, Personal News Discovery Tools for Mobile Professionals.

Good news! We have randomly selected the four winners. Check the list of names below to see if you won. If you are one of our lucky winners, you’ll be receiving an email shortly with your App Store promo code. As always, thanks for supporting AppStorm and be sure to check back soon for more awesome giveaways!

  • @hito_O
  • Josh Smith, @josh1999_94
  • Lucas de Lima, @llucasdelima
  • Levi, @levi_io

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How To Enter

Today we’re pleased to announce that we have four Episodes promo codes to give away! To enter, simply follow us on Twitter and leave a comment on this post with your username. We’ll choose the four winners at random one week from today. Good luck!

In addition to being the Editor here at iPhone.AppStorm, I’m also a graphic designer. This means that I’m generally a bit over-obsessive about aesthetics.

One place where this obsession pops up on a daily basis is my app selection. When I’m searching around for an app in the App Store, my first criteria tends to be the design of the icon. I know this is shallow and I’ve seen it lead to complete ignorance of some really great apps, but I almost can’t help it! There’s just no way I can bring myself to click on all the apps with ugly icons, much less download them and display them on my iPhone.

Today we want to know if you share this visual standard. Do you judge an app by its icon? Leave your vote on the right and then let us know about some of your favorite icon designs in the comments below. Some of mine are Evernote, Wikipanion, CSS3Machine and FLUD.

February is a really interesting time to release a new Verizon version of the iPhone 4, don’t you think? I spot several impending complications with this timeline, not the least of which is a wrench in the typical cycle for a new iPhone arrival.

Today we’re going to discuss why you should think twice before purchasing a Verizon iPhone in February. Hint: It has to do with the upcoming iPhone 5!


Recently I’ve had a few experiences with the Apple Genius bar, the panel of experts that sits in every Apple store waiting to answer your most complicated iPhone and Mac questions.

To be honest, I’m continually blown away by how much these people go out of their way to help me. The other day I took in a fairly new but non-functioning extension cord but forgot the receipt. I asked if they could simply look up my recent purchase, they said there was no need. If I told them it was a new cord, they would believe me and replace it immediately, free of charge.

In another trip I brought in my cousin’s aging MacBook. The hard drive had suddenly seized up and the computer had ceased working altogether. Though it was well out of warranty, the guy at the Genius Bar actually apologized for the product, stating that this should’ve never happened. He then ordered a free replacement drive and threw in a new outer case because the old one was cracked.

In my experience, these kinds of actions are unheard of in customer support. These are the people that are supposed to shun responsibility and point blame at customers no matter what the problem. The kind of people that will stop at nothing to make sure that you don’t get that 100% satisfaction refund that was promised to you. Apple stores in my area seemed to have missed the memo.

Today we’d like to know if you’ve had any similar experiences. Vote in the poll on the right letting us know what you think of the customer service at the Apple Store. Then leave a comment below and tell your Apple genius story. Did they go out of there way to help you or stick their noses in the air and wait for you to leave. We want to hear all the details!

The last decade has been rough for the world’s most iconic CEO. In 2004, it was discovered that Jobs had pancreatic cancer. He underwent several treatments and Tim Cook took over operations while Steve began a successful recovery. By the end of 2008, Jobs was taking another health related leave of absence and received a liver transplant in April of 2009.

Fast-forward to 2011 and Steve has once again made an announcement that he will be taking a leave of absence to focus on his health. As the world wonders how long Jobs can possibly continue in his fractured state, we can’t help but be concerned not only about his well being, but that of the company that he has dedicated his life to building.

What will Apple be like in a post-Steve era? Can it continue its seemingly never-ending winning streak or will it take a turn for the worst like it did when Steve was booted out in the 80s?


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