NEW SITE!!!!

Hey, guess  what!?!!

We moved to an actual domain now! See us at http://www.TeenCastic.com !

Thanks,
Shiv

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This Week in Tech

Hey guys,

I thought I’d try out something new today, so here it is. I’m going to name out a few interesting articles in tech today, and give brief summaries of them. Please comment if you want me to do more of these!

  1. More Competition for the iPhone as LG is hsowing off their new LG Xenon, a touch-screen phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. Having seen the video review, some things have been copied from Apple, and others, like their browser, just suck. Overall, the phone is pretty good, though.
  2. Companies are still green as despite these tough times they continue to invest in Green projects in the long-term.
  3. Microsoft and Google are fighting against eachother to make an ad deal with Twitter. Hopefully Twitter rejects this, because we don’t want ads on our Twitter:)
  4. EA will be losing a strong arm when Sims and Sim City creator Will Wright leaves EA. As if the 4-month Sims 3 delay didn’t make people mad enough!
  5. Intel is still at the top in CPU market share, though Qualcomm gained a 15%+ growth in 2007-2008! Intel’s ’07-’08 growth lowered by 0.5%.

That’s about it. As for TeenCast, we are working on the Twitter problems (it’s driving me nuts how the feed is almost always down).

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New Things At TeenCast

At TeenCast these past few weeks, lots has happened. First off, we’ve started our “Advertise” page. This allows developers to see their options as far as collaborating with us and advertising. Secondly, we’ve added the “About Us” page to inform you guys about our history and how we got started. We are also working on many things. We will be upgrading our blog in the near future, so please excuse us if some things act weird or don’t work. That’s about it!

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Convertbot (iPhone) Review

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Developer: Tapbots
Price: $0.99
Version reviewed: 1.00

iPhone Integration: 5 stars
User Interface Rating: 5 stars
Re-use/Replay Value: 4.5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.8 stars!

Convertbot is a high-tech unit conversion ‘robot’ for the iPhone/iPod Touch.

Convertbot has an amazing UI, it is designed beautifully and it really gives you that
high-tech gadget feeling. You rotate the wheel to choose the category you want to convert,
then tap on it; now you can select the unit etc. Lovely robotic sounds are produced with each tap.

Convertbot is unlike other conversion apps not just because of the innovative interface but also because it
can convert combined values for example lets say I’m 164 cm I want to know how tall I am in feet and inches, now
all I have to do is select Centimeters and the ‘ft+in’ option and type in the values and VOILA! there’s my result (5ft 4in).

Now for first time users how might find it hard Convertbot features a demo that shows you exactly how to use this app, everything
is explained perfectly so you fully understand how to use it.

So to sum everything up Convertbot is probably the best unit conversion app I have used so far it has a beautiful interface and the ability to
convert two combined units which in my opinion in pretty useful and on top of all of that it costs $0.99 ! So what have you got to lose. Go ahead and try Convertbot now!

Follow @freeiphoneapps on Twitter for a Convertbot Promo code giveaway!
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ComicZeal (iPhone) Review

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Developer: bitolithic
Price: $2.99
Version reviewed: 2.08

iPhone Integration: 5 stars
User Interface Rating: 5 stars
Re-use/Replay Value: 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5 stars!

ComicZeal is an innovative, amazing comic book reader for the iPhone/iPod Touch.

The application has a beautiful interface and in my opinion it is very well thought out.
Your comics are presented on appealing wooden shelves with the cover of your comic. If you have 2 or more comics
that belong to the same series then they are placed into boxes. Once your finished reading your comic a plastic sleeve is placed on it giving you that
authentic comic book collector feeling.If you need to exit the app for some reason and you were in the middle of reading your comic book it leaves a bookmark
there and lets you go back to where you left off the next time you start the app. Incase you don’t want any of these cool graphics you can turn them off in
the Settings appication (I don’t know why you would though).
Tap the comic and it will begin the viewer.

Now the viewer is well designed you can either use this toolbar to scroll through pages or flick them yourself. You can zoom in and out
aswell the standard iPhone way.
I was very excited when I got this app because I really wanted to read my comic book collection on my iPhone and luckily for me
this app has free software to accomodate with it called ComicZeal Sync which allows you to sync your very own CBR, CBZ, PDF and many other
comic book formats to your iPhone/iPod Touch.The sync literally is completed in seconds and you can begin reading your very own comics straight away!

Well that sums up about everything and all I can say is that this is THE best comic book reader I have used so far on the iPhone it contains everything an app should have
a beautiful interface, easy and convineant controls and a high replay value. You could probably never get tired of this app if you have a large comic book
collection like me. It’s worth the price and totally awesome.

Catch @freeiphoneapps on twitter for ComicZeal Promocodes!!!

Knockem for the iPhone Review

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Developer: eBattalion

Price: $0.99

Version reviewed: 1.0

iPhone Integration: 5 stars

User Interface Rating: 4 stars

Re-use/Replay Value: 4.5 stars

Overall Rating: 4.5 stars

Knockem is a very entertaining and addictive game for the iPhone/iPod Touch and is very handy if you have

5 minutes to spare for a quick round. It can be played for short bursts or long periods of time.

According to the dev Knockem is primarily designed for kids, however it is fun for all

ages and I have to admit I totally agree.

The aim of the game is to “knock” all the weird creatures that come on your screen by flicking this ball at

them with your finger.

You make combos if you hit two creatures in a row and so on.

You lose a life when one of the creatures reaches the red square in the middle of your screen.

It is really easy to get used to the game and you’ll probably learn how to play within seconds!

There is one thing I really like about this game and that is you can quit at anytime and resume

from where you left off.

However if I could improve something in this game it would definately be the graphics. I find the creatures movements

paper-like left foot up, right foot down and so on; I thought they could have been a bit better.

Otherwise Knockem is an addictive game which you can easily play when you have a little time to spare and on top of

all that it only costs $0.99 !

Follow freeiphoneapps on Twitter AND leave a comment on this review for a chance to win  Knockem!!!!

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iGrenade – Reloaded – Grenade 2.0

Developer: HYPERTRON DOT COM INC.
Price: $0.99
Version reviewed: 2.2

iPhone Intergration: 5 stars
User Interface Rating: 4.5 stars
Re-use/Replay Value Rating: 4.5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.7 stars

iGrenade is a realistic and fun to use grenade simulator. However if you explore

the app in depth you will realise that it does much more than create explosions.

It features different modes like Pass-the-grenade to keep you and your friends entertained.

You can set a timer for how long it should take to blow the grenade after the pin is pulled.

The simulator has a very easy-to-use interface, you can either drag the pin out of the grenade with your finger or you can shake your device to pull the pin (the response to the accelormeter is excellent). There are other modes as well like Tilt-to-activate.

Once you pull the pin the grenade will blow depending on the time you set and a realistic video of an explosion will play

with amazing sound effects. You can however choose from other things than just a video of an explosion like:

*BASS

Activate Bass mode by touching the flame nozzles, each nozzle has a realistic dancing flame and triggers a bass sound.

Trigger multiple nozzles to create all sorts of strange effects.

*Annoy

Also known as crowd control, this is the First Grenade APP to allow you to mix and create your own annoying high frequency sounds.

I did notice one glitch and that is when you pull the pin out and tap the grenade’s pin-hole, the pin appears again but has no-use!

Overall iGrenade 2.0 is an easy-to-use, realistic grenade simulator which only costs $0.99. I myself think it’s pretty awesome

and it is a very reasonable price. So what have you got to lose go and get iGrenade 2.0 NOW!