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This Week at 148Apps: February 13-17

Posted by Chris Kirby on February 19th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad

This week at 148Apps.com, we pined for the release of the newest version of Mac OSX, named Mountain Lion. Brad Hilderbrand writes, "Apple shocked the world today by announcing a brand-new operating system for desktop devices, less than a year after the launch of OS X Lion. Codenamed Mountain Lion, the latest update further blurs the line between home computers and tablets, bringing a host of features that make your MacBook or iMac run more like an iPad.

Read about all of the new features on 148Apps.

Our GiggleApps compatriots were busy this week as well, reviewing the latest apps for kids. Amy Solomon reviewed David and Goliath for the iPad (the MVP Edition), and had this to say about it: "The quality of this application is undeniable. Although I am not always a fan of computer-generated animations and the use of 3D effects, the look of this app is impressive, with vivid colors and a thoughtful use of pitch-perfect music that creates an incredibly rich experience. I love the details found throughout from the clouds in the sky and other details of nature as well as textures found within, seen in the tents used often-times as backdrops for these characters. There are also some interesting moments of silhouetting characters for a nice effect that I enjoy."

Read the full review on GiggleApps.com.

Finally, 148Apps.biz kept a brisk pace this week as well. Jack-of-all-trades Brad Hilderbrand reported on the success of Apple's iPhone 4s, saying, "Anyone still wondering if the iPhone 4S was enough of an upgrade to help Apple maintain industry dominance can stop pondering, as a recent report from Gartner claims that Apple has officially surpassed Samsung as the maker of the world’s most-wanted phones. According to the numbers, Apple moved 35.5 million smartphones in Q4 (primarily driven by the iPhone 4S), while Samsung trailed with 34 million. Not only have these numbers allowed Apple to become the dominant force in smartphones, but the company has also surpassed LG to become the third biggest vendor of all mobile devices, period."

Read the full report on 148Apps.biz.

Another week is in the bag, but that doesn't mean we're done. No, sir, it doesn't! Follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook to get the latest updates on news, reviews and contests. It really is that simple. See you next week, web-heads!

Staff Writer Wanted

Posted by Chris Hall on November 10th, 2009

Because the App Store is growing at such an alarming rate, and our poor little hands can only type so fast, 148apps is looking for a new staff writer. We're looking for someone who isn't afraid to give an honest opinion, absolutely loves the App Store, and is willing and capable to pump out articles on a semi-regular schedule.

Experience is not necessarily a a requirement (but it helps), as we are much more interested in writing clarity, accuracy, and enthusiasm. To apply, we just need three (3) things.

1. A short blurb about yourself so we can get to know you.

2. An answer to the question, "How much time you can commit to writing for 148apps?"

3. A 500-1000 word sample review. Choose any app you want... it's the quality of writing that we're looking for.

Send the above info to chris.hall at 148apps.com with the subject 'Writing Position'.

This may be the coolest job ever, as we are actually going to pay you (real money, I promise) to use iPhone apps, so please give us a bit of time to read through all of the applications