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iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 17th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SAFE
A great idea for a strategy game, but one that's not as gripping as it sounds.
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Five For Friday: Week Of July 13

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 13th, 2012

It's been a very exciting week on the App Store, especially for games fans, with some great big releases emerging. However, they're not the only titles of interest. As usual, we take a look at five apps and games that offer exactly that.

Nearly everyone as a child wanted to be a firefighter, police officer, medic or some other heroic career path. Few of us turned out to be that courageous however, which is why games let us pretend to be those people. EMERGENCY is one such title with players controlling all the major emergency services across 13 different disaster scenarios.

We all need a touch of inspiration at some point in our lives, especially those of us who work in creative industries. Oflow provides the means in which to be inspired with 100 proven ways to cure creative block. Ideas such as creating stories for the people around you or figuring out a reverse mind map, will do wonders to getting the creative juices flowing.

Musicians will be intrigued by Notezart thanks to offering musical scores with a social element. Users can take photos of their paper based music scores then upload them to Notezart, thus being able to view them on their iPad. The public domain music library is available through the app, offering 190,000 scores for added benefit. Throughout, it's possible to share scores with friends easily.

I Woke Up
I Woke Up may solve arguments but it might also provide ammunition for another fight. The app tracks who's been taking care of the baby in the night. Splitting such duties is an understandably big thing for new parents and I Woke Up should prove definitive results as to who is doing what, and hopefully lead to equality.

Michael Johnson's Fun Run
One of a growing number of apps tapping into the pre-Olympic buzz is this game that promises to entertain and educate kids the benefit of eating healthily. A finger racing game at heart, Michael Johnson's Fun Run also offers plenty of fun food facts while conveying the important message that healthier food will keep you running faster.

Emergency Requires Quick Reflexes To Manage Its Crisis Situations

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on July 11th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SAFE :: Read Review »

Developer Quadriga Games and publisher Serious Games Solutions today announced the availability of a new real-time strategy game for the iPad, EMERGENCY. It is available for one day at $0.99, to celebrate its launch, and will be available for $3.99 on the US and European app stores thereafter.

You'll need to take on the role of the chief of operations for catastrophic response in this game, with 13 different emergency scenarios, like a plane crash in Berlin, a burning tanker in a harbor, and a derailed maglev train. You'll need to use combinations of 18 different units, depending on the scenario, to put out fires, find and treat the injured, and maintain order. You'll need to be quick, of course, but the highest scores will go to those who can be strategic as well, earning gold medals for especially fine tactics in each mission.

The game includes Game Center support, and is available for download in the App Store in English, German, French, Spanish and Polish.


SOS to Friends in Case of Emergencies With HELP MY FRIEND

Posted by Kevin Stout on June 1st, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Sometimes it's easy to forget the functions our smartphones can provide past entertainment. But I remember my first cellphone. The reason I received it when I was younger was for emergency situations. HELP MY FRIEND is an app that helps expand that emergency aid that an iPhone can provide.

HELP MY FRIEND has users create an "SOS" of sorts for various situation (being attacked, car accident, diabetes situation, etc. Users setup those messages ahead of time and if an emergency occurs, users can easily send their prerecorded messages to as many friends and family as they'd like to receive emergency help. The messages send location data as well so close ones can get quick directions to wherever the person in danger is. The app also has one-tap calling for emergency services (police, fire, etc).

Group E. F. C. is a three man team consisting of two accountants who came up with the idea for this emergency app and a programmer. The app is available for $0.99. It can't hurt to have an app like this just in case.

Gridlocked: Rush Hour

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Christine Morris on July 1st, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GREAT POTENTIAL
Gridlocked is a good one for picking up and messing with for short periods of time. There's no learning curve, no real brain aches, and a fantastic pause button for when things get crazy. But, I still wanted more.
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iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Christine Morris on March 27th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: RECOMMENDED
This is could be a good contender for a top spot Twitter client. However even with all the amazing features, there are still some factors that will stop me using it exclusively.
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Phone Aid

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jeff Scott on November 6th, 2008
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Phone Aid is a fantastic reference for emergency and other first aid
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