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Andrew Harper Releases Paris Companion App, Andrew Harper's Paris

Posted by Kevin Stout on June 6th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad

Andrew Harper, the popular travel expert and reviewer, now has his own iOS companion app for travelers specifically taking a trip to Paris. Andrew Harper's Paris: A Personal Guide to the Best of the City, includes his opinions of hotels, dining, shopping, and touring.

The app includes over 350 favorites of Harper. There are 14 different of Harper's favorite hotels in the app ranging from "grand palace addresses to intimate Left Bank alternatives." Each hotel has information about the rooms, dining, and features within the hotels. There are 83 different restaurants with menu recommendations and contact information. And it includes over 100 shopping locations with maps, contact info, opening hours, and recommendations.

Andrew Harper's Paris is a free app. Any of you readers planning on taking a trip to Paris in the near future should give this one a look.

Andrew Harper has been traveling and reviewing hotels and travel experiences for over 30 years. He's a respectable reviewer that pays all of his own traveling expenses and travels anonymously so that he gets the same experience any other traveler will receive.

Check out a video for the app, highlights, and a FAQ about the app at the Andrew Harper website, here.

Embrace the Romance of Valentine's Day Travel With Discounted Tourist Guides

Posted by Blake Grundman on February 14th, 2011

[img id="DK0.png"]If it hasn't been drilled into your skull by the media already, today is Valentine's Day.  That means that we are supposed to be charming, romantic, even spontaneous, in expressing our undying love and affection for whomever our significant other may be.  Yeah, it sounds like hogwash to any other self respecting human being on the planet, but it is just one of those things that you do for the women or men that you love.

One way that you could go above and beyond to impress that special someone in your life would be to take them for a night out on the town.  If this sounds like something that is more in your wheelhouse than overpriced flowers and cheesy poetry, then the developers of the DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have just the deal for you.

To ease the path of true love just a little, DK Eyewitness Travel are making their Top city apps to Paris, New York City and Barcelona apps FREE to download between February 10th-16th. Now you can whisk your loved one away and impress him or her with your breezy knowledge of the city.

The Top 10 apps let you access the very best each city has to offer with dozens of top 10 lists including jazz joints and riverfront sights in Paris, romantic settings and cabarets in New York or city views in Barcelona. Plan the ultimate romantic tour before you go using the ‘favorites’ function.

Built-in mapping allows travelers to navigate each city with ease without incurring roaming charges. And, should you ever find yourself wondering what to do next, the ‘inspire me’ feature will bring up a suggestion of somewhere to eat, drink or be entertained near to where you are.

While I am no romance expert, it seems to me like if there were such a thing as the perfect app for the tourist in all of us, we may have just found it for FREE, albeit for a very limited time.  Plus, when you consider that they are highlighting some of the most amazing cities on the globe such as Paris, Barcelona, and New York, you are now in a position to create a night that neither of you will ever forget.

Just be sure to remember which matchmaker set you in the right direction for your special night.  148Apps will always take you back.

DK Eyewitness Travel: Paris for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on December 30th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: REFINED AND EXQUISITE
DK's transition from paper to the iPad is everything you expect, plus a great deal more.
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Hands on Preview: Hero of Sparta II for the iPhone

Posted by Jeff Scott on May 13th, 2010

When in Paris, we also got to see Hero of Sparta II from Gameloft. And I must admit, I wasn't originally all that interested in it. While I know that Hero of Sparta was a very good selling game for Gameloft, it didn't really click with me. I didn't see anything wrong with it, it just wasn't for me. So you must understand that when I took a look at Hero of Sparta II, I was surprised when I was completely blown away. Hero of Sparta II was the hit of the night. This is one killer game.

Hero of Sparta II is a third person hack and slash game, much like the first one. The difference is that we've had 18 months since the first one was released and the iPhone platform has matured immensly since then. With that maturity, game studios like Gameloft have the ability to put more resources into creating killer games. And that shows in Hero of Sparta II. This game has great gameplay, an amazing look, and very refined engine. Throw in an interesting story and multiple tasks to accomplish along with the main storyline and I'm guessing this will be an even bigger seller for Gameloft than the first.

Hero of Sparta II picks up after the first episode ends. King Argos is sailing back to Sparta, his homeland after escaping Hades. He will of course have to pay for this and will face 12 new levels set in 8 different environments once he reaches home.

There are three levels of difficulty you can play the game at, easy, normal and heroic. You must complete easy or normal to unlock heroic. The good thing about heroic is that all of your weapons are with you from the start. The bad thing is it's really really hard. There's also a special mode called the Arena, outside the main story line that you can unlock, if the game thinks you are good enough. Not really sure how this will work, but I'm intrigued.

To help King Argos in his quest, he has 5 different weapons he will gather along the way. He starts out with the sword and shield, then come the wings, flaming claws, meteor crown, and the lightening spear. Each of the weapons are upgradeable by gathering items during the game. In addition, each weapon has a special unique attack that you can use once enough energy has been charged.

Hit the jump for a video walkthrough of the first few minutes of the game and more details.