Archive for May 2009
If you have been keeping in line with the latest news about Wolfram Alpha, the supposedly Google killer search engine which has been generating quite a lot of buzz around the web, you will be happy to know that it has just been launched recently. We really wanted to know how this newcomer would compare to Google. So in that light, we took it for a quick test drive and here are some of the test searches we found.
Apparently Wolfram Alpha is more of a data search engine rather than a queries-based search engine and is more of a wiki-based killer than a Google killer.It relies more on a data database with info and stats, graphs and all the analytical stuffs. Anyway, unless you are the type who likes data and are doing some quick facts research, Wolfram Alpha might not be suitable for you, we recommend you still stick to Google. Here is a quick detailed run-down review from TechCrunch about Wolfram Alpha and below is a quick tibits of info on how exactly Wolfram Alpha works.
As of now, Wolfram|Alpha contains 10+ trillion of pieces of data, 50,000+ types of algorithms and models, and linguistic capabilities for 1000+ domains. Built withMathematica—which is itself the result of more than 20 years of development at Wolfram Research—Wolfram|Alpha’s core code base now exceeds 5 million lines of symbolicMathematica code. Running on supercomputer-class compute clusters, Wolfram|Alpha makes extensive use of the latest generation of web and parallel computing technologies, including webMathematica and gridMathematica.
We know we have been doing many lists of free iPod Touch/iPhone games for quite a while such as 12+ Free Thinking iPod Touch/iPhone Puzzle Games Worth Playing and Top 10+ Most Free Smashing iPod Touch/iPhone Shooting/FPS Games Ever but these lists are occasional and pretty scattered, so in the end, we took some time to compile the games together into one big list so that you could see them all at one go. And we have it: the ultimate iPod Touch/iPhone games toolbox containing over 75+ games, all neatly sorted out into many categories. Be sure to spread this list around by giving this post a little digg [we know you want to :D] or retweet it on Twitter!!
Tycoon Strategy/Task Accomplishment Games
- Airport Mania: First Flight Lite: Get your chance to be an airport controller as you try to juggle between landing airplanes, unloading them and taking airplanes off in this many fun-filled levels in this game.
- Armado Lite: A 3-D game in which you are supposed to collect as much rings and get rid as many enemies as possible while collecting level-up powers and avoiding obstacles.
- Bounce On Lite: Help the red ball reach the end of a level by avoiding enemies and obstacles as well as making use of special powers.
- Build-a-lot Lite: Just another fun-filled building game.
- Chocolate Shop Frenzy: Get into a frenzy as a chocolate shop owner.
- Cooking Mama Lite: Learn how to cook in this free cooking game.
- Crazy Penguin Catapult Free: Use a group of penguins and try to catapult the to victory against a group of evil polar bears.
- Crystal Defenders Lite: Block off the exit of monsters as you place heros along their paths.
- Diamonds islands Free: Save an island as you try to collect all the diamonds as fast as possible.
- Fish Tycoon Lite: Rear, breed and sell fish as you try and be a fish tycoon is this game that continues running even in real life.
- Fruit Juice Tycoon: Be a fruit juice tycoon in this cool game.
- Gold Rush Lite: Lay out the tracks for the train as it collects gold and goes back to the station in a short time limit.
- Lemonade Tycoon: One of the best free tycoon game in which you sell lemonade to try and earn as much profit as possible.
- Magnetic Joe: You are a magnetic ball who has to avoid many obstacles in this games with many tough and awesome levels.
- Super Monkey Ball Lite: Collect as many items and reach the exit before the time runs out.
- RhinoBall: Roll your way out to Bolt in this game based on a cartoon movie.
- Asteroid Assault: An old-school spaceship shooting game in which you try to defend yourself against enemies as long as possible while collecting “shields” to protect yourself.
- Blue Skies Lite: Drive a helicopter around as you shoot as many enemies as possible without getting shot.
- Choppy Free: Play as a cute round-shapped character with a flying propeller cap going around shooting enemies and gaining power-ups.
- Cube: Best FPS game ever, Cube allows you to shoot monsters with many weapons and power-ups in a great 3-D game while trying to avoid getting killed. Many levels and lots of customization included.
- Duck Shoot By Carnival Labs: Very addictive shooting game in which you shoot ducks as if you were at a carnival.
- HeavyMach Lite: Awesome tank shooting games with many weapons and power-ups.
- iSniper Lite: Snipe as many enemies as possible without losing your accuracy as a sniper.
- iShoot Lite: Aim and shoot accurately to survive in this fun-filled game.
- Space Deadbeef: Think you have got what to takes in this space shooting game filled with many levels and challenges?
- Rick Rocketson Free: 2-D shooting game.
- Time Crisis Strike Lite: Shot or get shot in this fast-paced FPS game.
- Toy Tanks 3D Lite: Awesome tank shooting game with a 3-D feel.
- Viper Lite: An old-school aircraft shooting game in a fantasy world.
Car Racing Games
- Audi A4 Driving Challenge: Race against time as you drive around the track.
- Fastlane Street Racing Lite: An awesome racing game with a slick interface and stunning effects such as “drifts”
- Burning Tires 3D Lite: Race against other cars in this tough car racing game as you try to edge them out without burning your tires.
- Cube Runner: Try and drive a car around in this tough game.
- Aurora Feint Lite: A fun-filled game in which you try to destroy as many blocks as possible in a given time.
- Bike Or Die 2- Lite Edition: Bike Or Die literally, this game is quite challenging as you try to reach your target without failing and crashing using just a few basic controls. May seem difficult but this is a mostly thinking game.
- Black And White: A great Othello game.
- Tetsuki: If you like “Wei-Qi”, you will like this great game.
- Brain Toot Free: Test your brain out in this thinking game.
- Brain Tuner: Yet another speed-thinking game as you solve as many questions as possible.
- Catcha Mouse: Best thinking an most difficult game ever, Catcha Mouse wants you to catch a mouse by trapping it with mousetraps before it can escape. available in easy, medium and hard mode with at least 50 levels.
- Chess O: Thinking about chess? Now you can play chess on your iPod Touch/iPhone with Chess O.
- Dynamate: Very tough game in which you try to remove all the colored balls in as few moves as possible while avoiding obstacles at the same time.
- Chess Free: Yet another free chess game alternative.
- JellyCar: This game is a funny game with many levels in which you control a jelly car around to avoid obstacles while having the ability to inflate or shrink.
- Labyrinth Lite Edition: This game is very realistic as you try to move a ball around using the accelerometer of your iPod Touch/iPhone through tilting it.
- Mahjong Fairyland Lite: Play mahjong on your iPod Touch/iPhone whenever you are on the go.
- Memory Match: Test your memory as you try and match card pairs together.
- Monster Typer Free: How good are you are you with your iPod Touch/iPhone keypad? Test out your skills by shooting monsters through typing.
- Rolando Lite: Get these cute characters out using your amazing finger and tilt.
- TapDefence: Defend your tower against invading monsters.
- teeney Checkers Free: Free checkers on your iPod Touch/iPhone.
- Tiki Towers Lite: Guide these monkeys to safety as you build towers made entirely out of sticks.
- Topple: Stack as much blocks as possible of different shapes and sizes before they topple.
- Tower Bloxx Deluxe 3D Free: How far can you stack these tower blocks before they collapse?
- Trace: Trace a path out for your character as he avoids obstacles and moves to his target in this game filled with many stunning levels and difficulties.
- Virtual Villagers 2 Lite: Help this village to find food and complete tasks to ensure their survival in this game that runs in real-time.
- ZoneOut Lite: Zone out as much space as you can while avoiding enemies and getting power-ups.
- 3D Brick Breaker Revolution Free: Awesome 3-D brick breaker game with cool stunning effects and power-ups.
- 7 Cities TD Lite: Defend your cities against enemy ships by building weapons and upgrading them.
- Tap Tap Revenge: Tap your finger to the beat in this awesome game that is similar to Guitar Hero. Many levels included and additional levels can be download via your Wifi connection.
- Tap Tap Revenge 2: Get more of Tap Tap Revenge in its great second version.
- Congo Drum Mania- iBabalu LITE: Beat your drum to the beat in this insane and tough music game.
- Aero Guitar Free: Rock your guitar out in this great music game.
- iDance Lite: Dance to the beat in this awesome dance game.
- ESPN Cameraman: Try as spot as many differences as possible in this cool photohunt game filled with many levels of sports pictures from the ESPN.
- Photo Play: Find it! Free: Yet another free photohunt game.
- Picture Hunt Mania: Elegance: Another great photohunt game for your delight.
Pet Simulation Games
- iFluff: A cute pet game in which you try to feed and maintain a pet that changes in real-time.
- iPuppy Lite: Love a puppy? Now you can have a puppy on your iPod Touch/iPhone without all the hassle.
- SuperPoke! Pets: Pets which love a little poke now and then.
- iBaseball: Test out your baseball skills in this Wii-like game as you either throw or bat a ball.
- iBasketball: Yet another wii-like game but this time it is basketball.
- iBowl: Wii-like bowling game.
- iSki 2008 Lite: The best skiing game ever on the iPod Touch/iPhone.
- SGN Golf: Cool Wii-Like golfing game if you like to play golf.
- Touch Hockey Free: Now you can play air hockey in this awesome and free game.
- World Cup Ping Pong Lite: Ping Pong game for hours of amusements.
It was only just last week that we were talking about Twitterrific 2.0, a very popular Twitter client coming on the iPod Touch/iPhone with some details about its latest updates. But now, the wait is over with the release of a new and slicker version of Twitterrifc, and packed with more functions. Here are some new functions and updates you can expect in this new version:
- Accounts, searches & trends – Twitterrific has them all and they take only seconds to set up & use.
- Filter Tweets – Instantly filter your timeline by @replies, direct messages, favorites & more.
- Tweet Actions – Perform a host of actions on tweets including: RT, email, text compression and others.
- Themes – Select between several stunning visual looks & feels to find the one that best suits your tastes.
- Flexible Layouts – Choose between various layout styles to define the level of info you see.
- Much More! – Explore Twitterrific’s settings screen and tutorial videos to learn even more features.
Of course, with so much features and stuffs, you should really have a go at Twitterrifc 2.0. Twitterrific is completely free to use without limitation, but it has some advertising within it which you can remove by purchasing Twitterrifc Premium. Other than that, Twitterrific has a great FAQ set up for those who are unclear about it. Anyway, is the new version of Twitterrific good enough to convince you to use it, or you expected more out of it? As always, drop us a comment and let us know what you think of it!
Want your readers and buddies to know what location you are at- anytime, anywhere? Now Google Latitude, a newly launched Google extensions has just the apps for it, and we are talking about two really neat and interesting applications called Google public location badge and Google Talk location status (beta) which are really easy to use. Just plug your mobile phone in by pointing towards google.com/latitude and you are good to go. Here are the details on what exactly Google Latitude does for you:
The new public location badge lets you publish your latest latitude position to your website or blog after you embed them on your site by putting some code while on the other hand, Google Talk location status lets you share your Latitude location with all your Gmail chat and Google Talk contacts which will update automatically when you are on the move. These applications are only available in the US for now but they should be coming to other countries pretty soon.
Putting aside the usual privacy issues, these apps could just prove useful to people who are reaching out to a large audience on a regular basis while on the move, like someone biking around the world or traveling elsewhere while updating their latest location almost in real-time. And in all that midst of the newly launched Google Latitude, we would be keeping an eye for the latest developments and updates on this cool and interesting app.
PostSecret is currently holding a fund raising activity on Twitter for 1(800)SUICIDE. Just for your info, PostSecret is a blog that posts secrets written on posts cards which were sent to PostSecret from many people. If 1,000 Twitter users ReTweet the #SaturdaySecrets, PostSecret will give $1,000.00 to 1(800)SUICIDE, also known as HopeLine. HopeLine is a national hotline dedicated to preventing suicide so please do your part by retweeting the post. PostSecret is one of the most retweeted people on Twitter as of now, so it shouldn’t take too long to reach 1000 retweets by today.