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!

Wanna Be a Rock Star? Sharpen Your Musical Skills With These 5 Apps!

 

Who hasn’t dreamed of being in a band? The glitz, the glamor, the mad, cheering fans fawning over you – all of it is very appealing, but if the only experience you’ve ever had with music is rocking out to Guitar Hero, you probably aren’t quite ready to call up your closest friends and start laying down the riffs just yet.

Well, with summer beginning, now is the perfect time to dust off that old drum kit, push the stack of books off that piano bench, and start tuning your guitar! With a little bit of perseverance, your instrument of choice in hand, and these awesome apps on your iPhone, you, too, could be finding yourself wowing crowds of adoring fans, or at least being the one cool person who can lead a tune around a summer campfire.

50in1 Piano – $0.99

This is essentially an entire keyboard band in one convenient app. The 50in1 Piano serves up 50 studio-quality instruments, real-time effects, 100 beat loops, and 100 lessons to help you become the keyboard prodigy that you were destined to become. The list of practice songs includes either classical or public domain songs.

But what if you want to learn to play on your real piano? Well, good thing there’s the…

Piano Dust Buster – free

More of a game than a tutorial, the Piano Dust Buster has players fight off waves of dust blobs that move across the screen. The catch? Each blob corresponds to a note on your real-life keyboard. Using the iPhone microphone, the app listens for which notes you are playing, and the corresponding dust particle is destroyed. Of course when done correctly, the dust blobs correspond to a real-world song, so in essence you end up learning how to play the piano and read sheet music by playing the game. The game also features a virtual piano for those who don’t have their own full-sized, real-world piano.

Pocket Drums – $0.99

Do you live in a space where it just isn’t feasible to practice the drums all night and day? Well, then do we have the app for you! Pocket Drums replicates 24 different 6-piece drum kits that were all professionally recorded. Not to mention the app allows you to play your own music in the background while playing the drums over it. WOW! Eat your heart out, Phil Collins!

Rock Prodigy – $1.99

Do you play the hit game Guitar Hero? Ever wish you could shred like some of your favorite rock legends? Well, stop wishing and start practicing! Rock Prodigy is an awesome app that works a little like Guitar Hero for a real guitar, showing you where to place your fingers and when to strum, then grading you on how well you are performing. The app comes with some familiar rock songs and offers different difficulty levels for each song to help ease you into playing wicked complicated riffs. Before long, you’ll be shredding that 6-string like Slash!

The app works great with both acoustic and electric guitars. For the former it uses the iPhone’s microphone to detect which notes you are playing, while for the latter it allows you to plug your guitar into the phone!

Voice Tutor – $4.99

What good is a band without an awesome lead singer? In case your voice could use tuning up, check out the Voice Tutor app. The app starts off by diagnosing your vocal weaknesses then builds a custom lesson plan to help you improve. You’ll be taking center stage on American Idol in no time!

So there you have it, you rock prodigy, you! Practice your craft with these apps, get some friends together, and jam to your heart’s content. And while you’re at it, keep an eye out for our Bodacious Cases, coming this summer!

The Eight Essential Apps To Take With You On a Road Trip!

Summer vacation is just about here, and while that means hanging out with friends and family, barbecuing, and working in the yard to some, two words quickly surface in the minds of others – ROAD TRIP!

While it’s important to pack all that you’ll need with you on the road and to prepare yourself and your car for a road trip, you should also prepare your phone for the trip ahead. That means updating it, installing emergency contacts, charging it (and bringing your charger with you), and, of course, installing some awesome apps to help you along the way!

Here are 8 essential apps that you should keep in mind to download for your next road trip, wherever you go!

Spotify (free for Apple and Android) – Don’t have time to burn lots of discs or figure out the perfect playlist on your iPod? No problem! Just download Spotify, and you can search for songs as you go, make your own playlist beforehand, or even grab songs from other members’ playlists on the app. With Spotify at your fingertips, you can feel free to play Motown tunes when you visit Detroit, “Sweet Home Chicago” when you gaze in awe at the city of Chicago, or “Lights” by Journey when you swing by San Francisco.

While the app itself is free to download, you need to pay a monthly fee of $9.99 to listen to tunes at will. But that’s a small price to pay to save money on discs or stop pirating music, right? Right!

Karaoke Anywhere (free for Apple products) – Tired of listening to the music artists sing their songs? Got an Apple product? Then download Karaoke Anywhere, the world’s first and only fully-featured karaoke application with a streaming library of over 14,000 songs! Now you can sing your own renditions of your favorite songs with your friends while on your journey!

GasBuddy (free for Apple products and Android) – These days, road trips can be quite a pricey expenditure. In fact, it would probably cost between $300 and $600 to drive from Chicago to LA on Route 66. With GasBuddy, you can find the cheapest gas in the area around you. So don’t worry about trying to figure out if the gas station you’ve just found has the lowest prices in the area. Just use GasBuddy!

License Plate Travel Game ($0.99 for Apple products, free on Android) – Road trips are indeed fun, but sometimes if you’re traveling through a boring area for several hours at a time, it can get a little monotonous to see the same flat lands over and over and over… and over… (yawn!). That’s why there’s the License Plate Travel Game! This app lets you play continuously throughout your entire trip because it logs all of your finds and keeps a tally of all the plates you see. You get one point for plates that you’ve already found and two for new plates. This is a great app to have with you if you’re traveling on Interstates for a long time!

Air Horn (free for Apple products) – Speaking of boring, sometimes your travel companions may find themselves taking a snooze on the road. And while it’s okay to sleep on the trip a bit, you might get annoyed that they’re missing all the fun or that they’re not doing their share of driving. Air Horn is the perfect solution to wake up your travel buddies, especially if they’re heavy sleepers! Just shake your iPhone, and watch your friends come back to their senses! This app is also great to use at any sporting events you may attend on your trip.

Yelp (free for Apple products and Android) – When you travel to new locations, you know nothing about your new surroundings. How on earth can you know which restaurants are good or which hotel is best for you? That’s where Yelp comes in! You can read reviews and see the ratings that other consumers have left about all sorts of businesses in new locations and see for yourself what’s good and what’s not!

The Weather Channel App – (free for Apple products and Android) – Do the clouds look dark and ominous ahead of you? Can’t tune into the radio to hear if there are any thunderstorm or tornado warnings? Never fear! Just use The Weather Channel app! You can type in any location to see the current weather, the 10-day forecast, and much more! You can check the radar to see if those looming clouds hold rain or threaten severe weather.

iExit Interstate Exit Guide ($1.99 on Apple products, free on Android) – It’s inevitable. There will come a time or two on your road trip that you will wonder when the next gas station, rest area, hotel without bedbugs, or Steak ‘n’ Shake will show up. Instead of having to guess and keep traveling further and further on the road tired, hungry, and nearly out of gas, use iExit Interstate Exit Guide! It will show you what awaits you at the next exit and the ones afterward! This app is super handy to have on the road!

Be safe on the road, and remember – DO NOT text and drive! In fact, avoid using your apps while you’re behind the wheel. That’s what traveling friends are for! And while your friends are using all these fun apps for you on the road, nudge him or her and tell ‘em to check us out on Facebook and Twitter! We will be releasing our Bodacious Case very soon, so get caught up on all the details, stat! Happy trails!

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!

Welcome to the blog of Bodacious Cases (iphone cases)

Hey All! This is Arianna, owner of Bodacious Cases. It is 11:08 CST. I just got this blog and please be patient. Just so all of you know this is my very first blog. I have never written a blog, and if you where to ask me 5 years ago if I would ever do a blog I would have said no! I would have probably bet my life that I would never write a blog…thank goodness I didn’t, or else I would have to be killed LOL! Some of you may know me, and most of you may not. With this blog I want you to know more about Bodacious Cases, more about the company and what we stand for. Bodacious does not mean anything sexual, it doesn’t mean voluptuous either.

The definition of Bodacious is simply: excellent, admirable, or attractive.

Bodacious means anything you want it to mean, but it is far from being dirty, nasty or whatever you think it might be. I want all of you to know that Bodacious Cases is a cell phone case and accessories company, but it’s more then that. We want our customers to be involved with the company like it’s yours. Please give us feedback. Yes, we will be selling cell phone cases and accessories but we want to know what you think. We want to know what you like about your current case, or we want to know what you hate about your current case…or why you don’t have a case? We will be launching the company in mid-november early december with the ipone 4G case. We will then come out with more smartphone cases such as the Motorola Droid, HTC, and other smart phones. But to begin with we will welcome the iphone 4G case to the world.

As you know we cannot give many details until we get closer to launch, but Bodacious Cases is a unique iphone case and accessories company that looks at more aspects than just making cases. We want to keep in mind all of you who read this blog, all of you who will follow us on facebook or twitter. We want you to help us succeed, we want you to feel like you are a part of the company and that we will listen to every suggestion or opinion from everyone. No matter who you are, we will hear you out!

As the owner of Bodacious Cases I welcome any feedback. It doesn’t even have to be about cell phones, iphone cases, iphones, it could be about another country, an animal, or even your weekend. We want you to be apart of this company and grow with us.

Thanks for reading my first blog. I want to thank all of you who have been behind me from the beginning. I am super excited about the launch of Bodacious Cases, and cannot wait to show the world our baby.

Please follow us at facebook.com/bodaciouscases and twitter.com/bodaciouscases to get more info on launch dates and more about the iphone 4G case and when it will be available.

Thanks!!

Arianna – Bodacious Cases

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