Celebrate Our Nation’s Independence with These 4 Patriotic Apps!

 

Perhaps the quintessence of all American holidays, the 4th of July is coming upon us quickly, which means that people everywhere across the nation will be preparing for fun cookouts, spending time with family and friends, and, of course, fireworks.

But what happens if you get stuck in traffic on the highway (July 4th IS one of the most-traveled holidays, after all!)? What happens if the fireworks are a bit delayed? Will you allow your patriotic spirit to dwindle in the sight of those setbacks?

Well, now you don’t have to worry about anything raining on your patriotic parade! If you find yourself in a traffic jam, waiting for fireworks, or (dare we say it?) just plain bored, check out these four awesome patriotic apps you can download today to prepare yourself for such a moment!

America Deluxe ($1.99) – Not the traveling kind? Want to get out but have no time to take a vacation? No problem! Just download America Deluxe! This app will provide you with a virtual tour of the wonders of America, including information and photos on our nation’s cities, parks, history, and beauty. You can also find a selection of traditional patriotic tunes AND a biography of every single United States President! Now how’s THAT for patriotic?

Patriotic Music Box ($0.99) – No need to break out your iPod dock or drag out your old stereo system to play patriotic tunes during your 4th of July celebration! The Patriotic Music Box can provide some awesome songs for you! You can sing along to 12 classic American anthems, including America the Beautiful and Yankee Doodle Dandy, along with several others. This would be a great app to have on hand when you’re watching some beautiful fireworks!

3D Fireworks 2 ($0.99) – Speaking of beautiful fireworks, if you aren’t able to see any that evening (or just don’t want to get bitten by mosquitoes or get neck cramps from staring up at the sky all night), then this is the app for you! 3D Fireworks 2 allows you to create your own fireworks display with fun 3D graphics and full touch-screen control! There’s even an autopilot mode for you to enjoy the show in many different ways. Oh, and you don’t have to worry about putting out fires if you use this app instead of shooting off fireworks yourself!

U.S. States Quizzle (free) – Want to see how much you know about your country? Then download the U.S. States Quizzle and check it out for yourself! You’ll be quizzed on all sorts of facts such as states’ official flowers, ratification dates, slogans, state mottos and more!

So what are you waiting for? Go download some (or all!) of these apps and test or show off your American pride! And make sure you watch our Facebook fan page and Twitter page for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT coming very soon! You WON’T want to miss it!

Take This Summer by Storm With These Three Amazing Apps!

 

What does summertime mean to you?

To most people, summer means being swimsuit ready, enjoying some fantastic parties with friends and family, and taking as many photos as possible on a fun road trip or vacation. We use apps to have fun and stay organized in our lives, so why not get your smart phone ready to help improve your summer this year?

These three amazing apps will help you to be ready to take this summer by storm!

Improve Your Health and Lose Weight with Calorie Counter Pro – Whether you’re getting swimsuit ready or just wanting to stay in shape this summer, there are a couple of apps available that can help you accomplish your goals! Calorie Counter Pro has been the best diet app since 2008! It’s a user-friendly food database that contains 430,000 foods and their respective calories. Not sure if a food fits into your diet? No problem! Just scan the bar code with your phone to find out. How easy is that!?

Oh, and before you go downloading another app for exercising, consider this – Calorie Counter Pro contains 500 different exercises AND will calculate the calories you lose during each exercise based off your weight! If you are trying to lose weight this summer, you can set goals for yourself using this app and keep track of the goals you meet. While this app does cost $3.99, it will really help you keep track of your health and fitness goals this summer. Now THAT’S money worth spent!

Have The Best Parties with myParties Lite – Who doesn’t love a good party? There is no better time to plan one of your own than this summer! The only downfall to having a big bash is the tedious, tiring planning. Keeping track of what you have done or need to do can get confusing fast. This is where myParties Lite comes in! The best part? It’s FREE!!

This app has many features that will keep you organized during the planning process. You can keep track of whom you have invited and if they have RSVP’d or not. myParty Lite is great for keeping track of your budget. The app lets you input what you think supplies will cost and what it actually costs. It will also tell you if you have gone over your budget. Oh, and you can totally input your menu for the big event and assign your guests to a table. With this app there is absolutely no reason for you NOT to throw a party this summer!

Capture and Share Your Summer Adventures with Camera+ – Summertime is all about vacations, road trips, and exhilarating adventures – why not have an app that will help you capture and relive those moments when Old Man Winter arrives?

The number one app for photography and video right now is Camera+, an app that gives you the ability to set your exposure and your focus separately. You won’t have to be worried about taking blurry pictures ever again because Camera+ contains a stabilizer to keep your photos from becoming blurry. Additionally, it features a grid that will help you avoid taking any crooked pictures!

If you’re going out on summer adventures, you’ll want to be able to share them with your friends and family (and maybe show off a little, too). With Camera+ you can upload and share your images on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. Jazz up your pictures with effects and borders to be the envy of all your friends!

The summer comes and goes faster than it should, so make sure you download these three apps to help you enjoy every last second of this summer! Oh, and you’ll want to keep your eyes open for the exciting release of the Bodacious Cases cell phone case this summer! You can check us out on our Facebook page and Twitter!

Must-Have Free Apps to Help You Lose Weight (and Keep It Off For Good)

 

Just about everyone these days wants nothing more out of life than health, wealth, and … well, thinness! That’s why the populace these days are attempting diet fad after diet fad, crash-course dieting and exercising, and popping pills to make them skinnier. Some even go a drastic route and try liposuction to obtain that perfect bod.

Well, money can’t buy you happiness, and it also isn’t entirely necessary to help you get fit and lose weight naturally. All it takes is discipline, a proper diet, exercise, and some good ol’ fashioned motivation!

That’s where your buddy the iPhone comes in. How so? Well, we’ve found some excellent apps out there that will help you get fit, lose weight, and keep that weight off. And the best part? These apps are F-R-E-E, free!

Lose It!Lose It! is an excellent app that will soon be your bff when it comes to losing weight. This app logs the food you eat and the exercise activities you do, making it easy to see which foods affect your caloric budget the most and which physical activities help in decreasing your caloric intake. Think you’ll forget to log in? No problem! Lose It! will remind you when to log in your activities and meals. It will also allow you to share your progress on your favorite social media networks!

Endomondo Sports Tracker – This app, which is available for the Android, iPhone, and Blackberry, is designed for runners, bikers, and anyone who works out outside of the gym. Endomondo Sports Tracker uses GPS to track your routes and records them. It also gives you a Google Maps view, workout history, and your lap times. You can even get motivation and pep talks from your friends and notifications each time you run a mile.

Eat This, Not That!, The Game – Ready for a fun, addicting game that will help you make better choices in the future? Then you’re ready for Eat This, Not That!, the game! This app, which is available for iPhone, shows you two similar products, and you simply guess which one is more nutritious for you and less fatty. It can help you make better choices when you go out to eat with your friends. You’ll be glad you played this game!

Daily BurnAre you beginning to exercise and aren’t sure how much power you need in your workout routines? Then get your iPhone out now and download this app! Daily Burn lets you view professionally-written wellness and exercise articles, and will also allow you to track workouts and your weight. You can even create your own weight goals!

Calorie Counter MyNetDiaryWe all know that the most effective way to lose weight involves behavioral changes, exercising, and a proper, nutritious diet. This app, which is available for Android and iPhone, is by far the most powerful nutrition aid that you can have on your smart phone. It tracks your exercise and your caloric and nutritional intake. The app also provides you with graphs and charts that show you how far you’ve come in your weight-loss journey. Calorie Counter MyNet Diary is super easy to use. Oh, and you can also scan the bar code of nearly any packaged food or type the first few letters of a meal’s name to search the app’s 420,000-food database.

Nike Training ClubHave you ever wanted to exercise under the guidance of a personal trainer but don’t have the dough (or feel too awkward) to do it? Enter Nike Training Club! This iPhone app gives you dozens of workouts from Nike’s professionals, celebrity trainers, pro athletes, and many more. It considers your requirements and abilities and then picks the right exercises for you! Oh, and it’s specifically designed just for you ladies out there!

Fooducate Nutrition ScannerEver been confused by food labels? Never know what’s healthy and what’s not? Fear no more! Fooducate Nutrition Scanner for Android and iPhone will dispel all the confusion you may have when it comes to confusing food labels! This app scans a food’s UPC and “grades” your food and lets you know if there are any components to the food that you should concern you (such as high sodium levels). It even goes above and beyond and gives you healthier alternatives for you to choose. This is a great addition to your nutrition plan!

So what are you waiting for? Get out there, download these awesome apps, and get fit today! While you’re at it, be sure to check us here at Bodacious Cases out on our Facebook page and Twitter page. We will be coming out with a case to protect your app-filled phone in the near future!

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!

These March Madness Apps Are Straight-Up Slam Dunks!

March is finally here, and basketball season is really heating up as March Madness has now gone underway! Fans across the nation are filling up brackets left and right and hoping that their favorite team will be the big winner at the end of the tournament.

With all the different games going on nearly every day, it can be difficult to keep up with all the action. Well, if you have a smart phone (and really, who DOESN’T have a smart phone, right?), there are some super awesome apps out there to help you keep up with all the action! Check out these great apps for March Madness and see why they’re the slam-dunks of apps!

March Madness Live – If you only happen to download one app for March Madness and are having difficulty choosing which one to download, THIS is the one to choose. The March Madness Live app provides you with scores and all sorts of basketball news, bracket creators to form your own brackets, and a slew of alerts that will notify you of close games with 5 minutes or less on the clock, potential upsets, and games that go into overtime. The app also features a live chat so you can talk to other basketball fans, and additionally, you can post your bracket onto Facebook and Twitter. You can also do this all for free on the iPhone and iPod Touch (and soon for the Android as well). For $3.99, you can also have access to live streaming of the games during the tournament.

PocketBracket March Basketball – If you’re all about the brackets, then this app is definitely for you! You have the ability to create an unlimited amount of brackets, and you can even create private pools with your friends to see who out of your group is the best at picking teams. The PocketBracket March Basketball app also provides game scores, which are updated throughout each day’s games, and it can be all yours on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the Android only for $0.99!

Office Pool Picker 2012 – Want to pick who you think will play whom but just don’t want to go through the whole process? Well, there’s an app for that! With Office Pool Picker 2012, you can now pick the games using your personal preferences! You’ll have to answer seemingly random questions such as “Do you prefer Captain American or The Hulk?” The app will then fill your bracket up for you depending on your answers. This lighthearted, zany app is available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad for only $0.99.

March Madness Mania – When it comes to sports of any kind, it can be fun to hear what the experts have to say about the situation. Now you can tap in and get an instant analysis from NCAA legends like Dick Vitale, Andy Katz, Fran Fraschilla, and more! You can also read tweets from the coaches themselves about the games, and you can also read the latest news about the games as it happens. And this app isn’t solely text – it also provides a selection a video replays and highlights in case you happen to miss a game! The March Madness Mania can be yours on the iPhone or iPod Touch for only $0.99.

ESPN Bracket Bound 2012 – This app has a lot of different features! You can get insight from some of the best college basketball analysts in the industry, and you can also view video highlights. You can even have bracket challenges against your friends and compare your brackets against the brackets of ESPN celebrities! The best thing? The ESPN Bracket Bound 2012 app is all yours – for free!

So what are you waiting for? Go download these awesome apps now and keep up with March Madness today! And be on the lookout for the release of the Bodacious Case, coming soon this year! Check out more information on our Facebook page and our Twitter page.

Stay Ahead of the Weather With These 5 Unique and Effective Weather Apps!

Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means – storms! The Midwest is known for having lots of crazy weather patterns that seem to pop out of nowhere (remember the record-breaking floods from last year?).

Sometimes, though, you may not be in a place in which you can access the news. You may even be stuck in traffic and see ominous black clouds looming in your direction, and you need to know what’s going on right away.

That’s where we come in the picture! We at Bodacious Cases proudly present five helpful apps that will warn you of potentially dangerous weather and help you plan ahead!

The Weather Channel (official app)

A longtime favorite and probably the most used weather app, The Weather Channel’s Official App is an overall solid app that houses a great selection of features. Users can access full weather forecasts and radar maps, and even video information about the weather from The Weather Channel. Best of all, this very credible and easy-to-use app is free in the App Store.

Outside

Want some color and fun with your weather? Then this is the app for you! Outside is a visually stimulating app that colorfully displays the current weather right away. This app also uses a “swipe” interface for viewing forecasts, and it can also notify you of certain weather conditions (for example, when it’s nice enough outside to wear a t-shirt). This app can be all yours for only $2.99 in the App Store.

Weather Doodle

Turn checking the weather into an imaginative, artistic experience with this app! Powered by WeatherBug, Weather Doodle is an app that shows the weather in a beautiful way with its animated art. You can view your weather conditions and forecasts in gorgeous animation. The app features several themes that can be downloaded from within the app itself. It can be purchased for only $0.99 in the App Store.

Storm Sim Free

Have you ever wished for a mean thunderstorm to pop up in the atmosphere over you, even if meteorologists insist that the week will consist of lots and lots of sunshine? Well, now you can make your own storm happen! Create your own perfect storm with Storm Sim Free! If you’re in the mood for heavy thunder with little rain, let it rip! If you only want to hear heavy rain against a window with only the occasional roll of thunder, be our guest. If you simply want to hear white-noise rain so you can sleep more peacefully, then your wish is granted. You can create your own storm with this app for free!

RadarScope

If you’re a storm-chaser at heart or simply a weather fanatic, then this is the app that will tickle your fancy! RadarScope lets you “chase” the storms without risking your life! It allows you to view the NEXRAD Level 3 radar data, along with Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm, and Flash Food Warning issued by the National Weather Service. You can view the latest reflectivity, velocity, and more in all of the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico! This means you can see how the weather is for family members and friends who live in different areas of the United States. This fun app costs $9.99 in App Store, but it’s well worth the money!

Oh, and along with the weather, keep your eyes out on the horizon for the release of our Bodacious Case, coming soon in the spring! Check out our Facebook page and Twitter page for more information!