Check Out These Eight Must-Have Games for the iPhone 4 and 4S!

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The iPhone is an amazing piece of technology. Not only is it a mobile device that answers your calls and sends out texts with relative ease, but it also can provide you with apps that help you find your way through an unknown location, locate the nearest restaurant, or see if any storms are heading your way.

One of the best features about the iPhone, though, is the ability to download and play games. What’s better is that many of the games you can download can be played online with your friends on your iPhone!

But there are thousands of games out there to download. You have to know which ones are worth your time and money. So here we present the eight must-have games for your iPhone!

1.     Angry Birds ($0.99) – This really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise! Angry Birds is one of the very best games for iPhone there is, and it has been at the top of the gaming charts in just about every country. For those who don’t know what the game is about (and who DOESN’T know at this point?!), the goal of this super addictive game is to efficiently destroy the structures of the evil green pigs, who have stolen the angry birds’ eggs. This is easily the best way to spend $0.99 on the iPhone!

2.     Drop 7 ($2.99) – Talk about a brain workout! Drop 7 can be best described as an addictive blend of Tetris and Sudoku, except much less complicated. The basic idea is to drop blocks into a 7×7 grid. Each block has a number on it, and when the number on the block matches up with the number of blocks in a row or column, it disappears! This game is one of those that is easier to play than explain, so you’ll just have to download it to see what all the hoopla is about!

3.     Geometry Wars: Touched ($4.99) – That’s right – it’s Geometry Wars for the iPhone! This game, which is an addictive hit on gaming consoles, uses a clever contextual touchscreen thumb stick control system that will track the movement of your thumb in relation to where you initially touch the screen. It’s an elegant, fast-paced, and insanely fun game, and the iPhone version includes familiar Geometry Wars modes including Deadline, King, Pacifism, Waves, and Sequence. Oh, and if you’re not very good at math, don’t fret. You won’t need to identify side-angle-side triangles at all… just blow them up!

4.     Plants vs. Zombies  ($2.99) – The classic computer game is back and ready to rock on the iPhone! Plants vs. Zombies has 50 levels, 49 different plants, and 26 different kinds of zombies on the iPhone. If you haven’t played this game before, then you are definitely in for a real treat! Think of it as a Tower Defense style game that takes place in your back garden and has zombies in it. Practice for the impending zombie apocalypse with this fun game!

5.     Words with Friends ($0.99) – Forget Scrabble! Words with Friends is totally IN! Almost everyone is playing this fun iPhone game, and it is such a great icebreaker for when you meet someone for the first time and notice that they have an iPhone. There is simply no explanation needed. Just ask someone you meet if they play it. You’ll see what we mean!

6.     Fruit Ninja ($0.99)– Ever wish you could slash, cut, or otherwise mutilate fruit to your heart’s content without having to clean up the mess (or potentially cutting off your thumb)? Now you can! Simply play Fruit Ninja and swipe your finger to slash fruit all day long!

7.     Peggle ($2.99)– Fair warning – you will never hear Beethoven’s “Ode To Joy” in the same way ever again when you play this game! The objective of this game is to fire balls from the top of your screen and hit as many pegs as you can. Peggle features over 100 levels and a fun multiplayer mode. This amazing game is fun and easy enough that truly ANYONE can play this (and become instantly addicted to it!). A definite must!

8.     Draw Something (free) –Don’t let the title fool you – no drawing skills are required with this easy, addicting game! You can use over 50 vibrant colors to draw your pictures with Draw Something, and you take turns guessing what your friends draw at your own pace. If you’re stumped by a word, you can simply exchange it for a new one by exploding it with a bomb.

If you don’t have some or any of these games downloaded to play on your iPhone, what are you waiting for? Go to the App Store and download them right away! Better yet, get your friends to download them so you have someone to play with.

Oh, and look out for the release of Bodacious Cases coming soon to you this year! Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for more information!

Be The Envy of Your Friends This Year With These Five Baseball Apps!

 

Ah, March. When it comes to March, people tend to think of late snow and violent rainstorms, St. Patrick’s Day, and the promise of a new season lingering in the air. For others, the promise of a different season permeates the air in March – baseball season.

Spring training for professional baseball teams has already begun, and teams are warming up their throwing arms, readying themselves for a whole new season. Starting on Wednesday, March 28, the real fun will really begin, and baseball teams across the nation will begin facing off. What better way to prepare yourself for the upcoming season than by investing in some great MLB apps for your smartphone? Check out the following 5 apps for some great ideas on how you can keep up with your favorite teams this season!

ESPN Fantasy Baseball 2011 (free)– Many people are already getting together their fantasy baseball teams for the 2012 season, trying to figure out which players to keep on their team to give them victory. As they say, there’s an app for that! ESPN Fantasy Baseball 2011 lets you trade players throughout the baseball season! You can make impromptu lineup changes and manage your team wherever you are! You only need to sign up for an ESPN Fantasy Baseball account in order to access all the different features of the app, and you’re good to go.

EvriThing Baseball (free) – Whether you’re a rookie or an expert at baseball, you can always learn something new every day. That’s where EvriThing Baseball steps in! This free app houses a plethora of thorough information about all things baseball, taking news from sources all over the country. You can keep track of teams’ standings, injuries, free agencies, and much more! It also features dedicated channels for each MLB team so that you are able to locate the ones that matter to you the most. You can even share the stories and news with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!

Ballpark Envi ($0.99) – Whenever we think about the MLB, we tend to think about the teams, the players, and maybe even the managers. But what about the stadiums and cities that these teams play in? Ballpark Envi gives in-depth previews of all the team stadiums in the league by using pictures and information on the stadiums. While you can check out pictures of the stadiums, you can also take a visual tour of whichever stadium you wish to visit. You can even learn a bit of history about the stadiums, and you can even access the seating charts, too!

MLB.com At Bat 11 ($14.99) – Don’t let the price freak you out! This is one app that’s well worth the money for any die-hard baseball fan! MLB.com At Bat 11 is one of the most comprehensive sports apps there is out there; you can customize this app to track all of your favorite teams, and it can be your one and only resource for everything you want to know about the baseball season. You are able to access live-stream broadcasts of 150 spring training games through its free preview of MLB.tv, and you can easily access breaking news, audio/video broadcasts of regular season games, and of course, the stats of all of your favorite players and teams. There is also a free “light” version of this app, but be warned – it doesn’t include any live or archived audio and video broadcasts.

SportsTap (free) – This app is good to have whether it’s baseball season, football season, basketball season, or even hockey season (then again, when ISN’T it hockey season?!). You can check the stats of any game you want to check out with just a touch of a button. The best thing? The stats are updated in REAL TIME! No longer do you have to wait and refresh over and over again to see if the score has changed! You can even designate specific teams and leagues you want to follow. When you log into SportsTap, your home scree will designate your favorite leagues and teams with red-circled numbers that show how many games are currently being played.

Be sure to keep up with all the baseball info and stats this year with at least one of these apps! And be sure to keep a look out for the release of our Bodacious Case, which will be coming soon this year! Check out our Facebook page and Twitter page for more info!

Which Apps Will YOU Use This New Year’s Eve?

Believe it or not, the New Year is approaching quickly, and 2011 will be gone before you know it! Many friends and relatives will get together and celebrate 2012’s arrival at the stroke of midnight, and pictures will be taken, couples will kiss, and the champagne will be a-flowin’ at this magical transition in time.

Even though they’re (supposedly) notorious for keeping us out of the here and now, our iPhones can help us capture the moments we long to preserve – a picture of our loved ones and friends cheering at 2012’s arrival, a video of people singing “Auld Lang Syne,” and pictures of fireworks and other means of celebration. And with all the apps out there now, there are so many choices for us to help capture those perfect moments of celebration!

Connecting with one another and staying connected is super-important, especially during the holidays. Fortunately, there are tons of great apps out there that can help you stay connected with your friends and family! If you’re one of the millions of Facebook users, then the Facebook app (which is free, by the way!) is definitely for you! You can upload any pictures you take throughout the night and early morning, update your status, and be the first to wish all your friends and family a happy new year!

Speaking of wishing your family a happy new year, why not just call them? Everyone LOVES hearing from their siblings, parents, grandchildren, and others! And don’t just stop at calling them – use an app to have a video conversation with them, too! Skype is easy to use, and you can see the person you’ve called while you talk to them on your iPhone. Facetime, which is specifically for iPhone, is probably the easiest way to make video calls, though. If you happen to not have an iPhone, Tango is also a great way to make video calls across all phone platforms. We guarantee this videochat will make your family’s night!

Weather can be capricious in our nation and can change from balmy and sunny to tumultuous and cold in a matter of minutes. For example, while the weather is currently projected to be partly cloudy and 55 degrees Fahrenheit in the Metro St. Louis area, anything can change still (Remember last year? We were in the mid 70’s… and had some deadly tornadoes!)! For only 99 cents, you can download Weather+, one of the best weather apps out there. Not only does it tell you the weather for your location, listing the temperature, time, humidity, precipitation, and your 5-day forecast, but it also has some awesome imagery and design! You can also create and save customized weather pages for different locations you visit on a regular basis – now THAT’s bodacious!

Picture-taking is totally a MUST on New Year’s Eve, so why not download the free photo app Flickr? You can instantly upload your images from your phone onto the site, and you can also see shots from other friends who use the site! You can also use the 2011 App of the Year, Instagram, to give your photos an extra something to them before you upload them.

And what New Year’s Eve party is complete without watching the Times Square ball drop? No party, that’s what! Download the Official Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball app, and watch the ball drop wherever you might be! This is especially handy for those who don’t have cable or a television nearby.

New Year’s Eve is a fun night of celebration, but it can also turn tragic quickly. If you do drink, DO NOT DRIVE! Stay at a friend’s house or let a friend drive you home. Better yet, if you live in the city, you can use the app Taxi Magic to help you nab a cab home!

So which apps will YOU be using this year at New Year’s Eve? Tell us on our Facebook fan page or on our Twitter account! We hope you have a happy and BODACIOUS new year!