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That’s right everyone, the use of electronics is on flights is now always permitted! No more bologna about not being able to use electronics during takeoff and landing. This means we can finally take pictures and record videos during takeoff and landing. Woohoo! The Verge reports that the FAA approved the use of some electronics, though it may take a while for some flights to have the new rule in effect. Either way, it looks like we can be on our phones at all times during our holiday travels!

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source: The Verge

FAA’s Free App of the Day – Pizza Vs. Skeletons

Posted by on December 6th, 2012
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What is the best way to wipe out waves of menacing skeletons? Should you grab an arsenal of automatic weapons and fill them full of lead? Should you blow them to smithereens using TNT and other explosive weapons?

No. No, you shouldn’t. You should crush them to death (erm, again) with a 25-foot-tall pepperoni pizza. Yeah, that’s exactly what you should do.

In this 2D side-scrolling platformer, you take control of said large pizza and smash the undead into piles of bones across 120 wacky hand-crafted levels.

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FAA’s Free App of the Day – Ski Safari

Posted by on December 5th, 2012
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Ski Safari is an excellent endless-running title that got a fair bit of critical praise when it was released back in April.

In this game, you take on the role of an extreme sport-loving mountain dweller called Sven. Your aim is to stay one step ahead of the relentless avalanche that’s crushed your house and is now chasing you downhill.

Ski Safari is filled with animals that will aid your escape efforts. Jump on the back of a penguin, for example, and you can glide for longer distances. Grab hold of an eagle and it’ll allow you to soar to great heights.

Completing in-game objectives as you play will increase your multiplier and lead to a higher score.

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FAA’s Free App of the Day – Flick Golf!

Posted by on November 29th, 2012
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Flick Golf! is an extremely casual golf game. You don’t have to wear funny pants or hire a caddy in this game, for example. Oh, and you don’t have to spend countless hours picking the perfect club with which to take your next shot. In fact, there are no clubs.

As its name suggest, you simply flick, spin, and curve your ball by swiping on your device’s screen.

There are still plenty of hazards to look out for, though, including bunkers, trees, pits filled with sand, and powerful gusts of wind. How many holes-in-one do you think you can get?

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FAA’s Free App of the Day – Dragon Island Blue

Posted by on November 19th, 2012
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In Dragon Island Blue, you take on the role of a small boy and set off on a fantasy-filled quest to discover why vast amounts of dragons have begun to return to your world.

Your mission is a risky one and you’ll be thrust into more than a few battles along the way.

Thankfully, Dragon Island Blue’s world contains 200 powerful monsters, which you can catch, train, and unleash on anything that stands in your way.

Your punch-packing little critters can evolve into new beasts, and can also be combined with others to create even-meaner brawlers.

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FAA’s Free App of the Day – LostWinds 2: Winter of the Melodias

Posted by on November 15th, 2012
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In this impressive sequel you take control of a young boy named Toku, who’s on a dangerous mission to rescue his mother and lift a curse that’s been placed on his world by the evil Balasar.

On your journey, you’re accompanied by Enril – a talented wind spirit that can switch seasons between summer and winter on the fly, and utilise several handy elemental powers.

These powers help you to overcome the many minions and powerful adversaries that have been sent to thwart your world-saving missions.

LostWinds 2 is packed to the rafters with puzzles to solve, characters to befriend, and Game Center-powered achievements to unlock.

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FAA’s Free App of the Day – Quarrel Deluxe

Posted by on November 14th, 2012
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Quarrel Deluxe is an imaginative word game that mashes together elements of popular boardgames Scrabble and Risk.

In Quarrel Deluxe, your mission is to capture territories, eradicate opponents, and ultimately take control of multiple islands by constructing higher-scoring words from given anagrams than your enemies can.

There are four different game modes to play through in Quarrel Deluxe – Quick Match, Make Match, Domination, and Daily Challenge – 12 unique islands to invade, and loads of Game Center-powered achievements to unlock.

Any impressive, humorous, or risqué words you create can quickly be shared with the rest of the world via Facebook and Twitter.

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FAA’s Free App of the Day – Super World Adventures

Posted by on November 13th, 2012
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You’re a humble lumberjack. A ruddy thieving wild boar has stolen your butty-filled lunchbox and your favourite axe. Your aim is to get them back. How? By pursuing the unscrupulous swine across six uniquely themed environments.

There are 36 different action-packed levels to work your way through in this Super Mario Bros-esque platformer – all of which feature plenty of dangerous drops, perilous pits, and bestial baddies.

Luckily, you can throw acorns at any foes that cross your path. An Uzi would have been more useful, but beggars can’t be choosers. Or so we’re told.

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FAA’s Free App of the Day – Geared 2

Posted by on November 5th, 2012
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We’re working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out everyday.

Geared 2 is an extremely simple physics-puzzler that features over 500 levels – 440 of which have been created by the game’s community.

In this title, you have a single aim: power the blue gears that are dotted around each stage. Naturally, as you progress, levels change from “easy” to “near-impossible”.

If you manage to make it through all 500+ levels, you can create your own using the in-game editor, and share your masterpieces with the rest of the world.

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Previously, I reported that pilots were using special apps to help cut down on paper clutter in the cockpit by storing digital copies of flight charts. Now, the Federal Aviation Administration is going to allow for the expanded usage of iPads in the cockpit for the use and storage of charts and manuals as well as flight charts in the cockpit during flights, starting with American Airlines flights on Boeing 777 planes on Friday, December 16th. What’s curious is that even just by lightening flight loads by 35 pounds as iPad usage versus paper materials provides, airlines can save $1.2 million in fuel costs. For cash-strapped airlines like American Airlines, this is surely wonderful news.

This raises the question, of course, if pilots can now use their iPads in the cockpit, and if they can have them on during landing and takeoff as they conceivably could, what’s stopping the FAA from allowing people to use their own iPads at the same time, far away from the sensitive equipment? With little evidence to suggest that electronic devices offer any kind of risk, it might be time for the FAA to re-examine this policy.

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