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Angry birds, theme parks, a picture from an Iphone 5 is discovered. Apple might be in
trouble with the SFPD and a look at Sports Caster for all you Android football fans.
Today on App Judgment. This episode of App Judgment, your source
of application news and reviews, I’m Anthony Carboni and I’m Jackie Talbott and I’m
obsessed with Jetpack Joyride.
So, we've been playing this game a lot. I have to stop since I got it. We covered it
earlier in the week on Tuesday, check it out if you haven't already. This is a master class
in how to design an Iphone game. Basically. It’s like, you’ve got tons of achievements,
you’ve got tons of unlockables, coins to pick up while you are playing around with
your machine gun jet pack. Absolutely, super simple game play, I mean. And a very nice
response on toll too. Absolutely. It’s totally free… download it if you have nothing to
do for the next three weeks.
In a sec, Chris Jennings will take a look at SportsCaster for Android but first, let’s
take a look at the top mobile news that you clicked on at Twitter.com/appjudgment.
First up, could this be a picture taken with the iPhone 5’ eight megapixal camera? So,
here's the deal, this is a picture that showed up on Flickr, was later pulled down, sneaky,
curious, it was identified in the exit data as an Iphone 4. It was taken at a larger resolution,
than the Iphone 4 can actually do. So what do you think? Of the big thing is, the GP
placed. In Cupertino, in infinite loop in one of the cafeterias. So, it is something
sneaky, tell us about the phone, we already know about the phone. The sushi looks good
though, the sushi looks great.
Next, China's got angry birds in RL, that’s real life. Well. They're getting angry birds
in real life in China as you can see, rodeo is not doing this. This is the Chinese theme
park with these giant life-size angry bird sling shots so you can sling your birds around
and do the sound effects if you, as well, included. Right. But I’m wondering if people
can people go on the sling shot? Oh, are people allowed? I don’t know if they are sturdy
enough. That sounds fun though. Definitely, not sturdy enough to hold up Tim Court. Robeo
is probably pretty pissed.
Finally, the FSPD has launched an investigation of how officers assisted Apple in the search
of the supposedly missing Iphone 5. Right? Right, so what happened was cops showed up
at someone’s house looking for something. Said Apple employees are impersonating the
cops, but then it turns out they were just going with them. Super crazy story. First
it was like there were no cops. Then it was, like, there were cops. Apple was pretending
to be cops, the whole thing is messed up so basically what finally wound up happening
was, there was an Apple security officers that were assisted by SFPD, they went to this
guy’s house. The SFPD was like, hey can Apple look around in here, do you have this
phone. The guy was like, yeah, come in and look around. So the whole deal is the SFPD
had no paperwork saying they ever did this, there was no police report filed. Because
Apple never wanted anything official. You’re right, Apple just doesn’t want to say, oops,
they came looking for this phone. The sushi picture taking phone. So I don’t what the
legality of this is, I’m not super familiar on it, but cnet has launched an entire investigation.
I think people are quit to, just scream corruption on the part of their own police department
or Apple, but I’m waiting for more details to come out.
So, anyway, yah. Coming up, Chris Jenning just release the phone guys. Come on, I know.
Anyways, coming up next Chris Jenning, demo sports caster for you sportetball fans, that
a thing. But first, let’s get social with Annie.
Hey guys, it’s Annie and today on the social segment we are going to talk about photo apps.
I’m sorry don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, I’m just kidding. You guys seem to think
that we need from your You Tube comment, that we should step away from that for awhile.
So, we’re going to do that and move on to the complete opposite of photo apps, which
is… figurines. Oh god, she’s lost her head.
On YouTube, Justin Freedom Destin wants to know, is that a sailor moon figurine in Annie’s
cubicle? We’ve been able to confirm that it is not sailor moon but if you have an answer,
please let us know. And Mr. Justin Freedom Destin also adds that he was somewhat surprised
we didn’t talk about the government anti-trust lawsuit again AT&T. Basically, the gist of
this story is that the justice department has filed suit against At&T for a possible
anti-trust violation regarding their acquisition of T-mobile. It’s a pretty big story and
it will be interesting to see how it plays out. And if they settle, it probably won’t
go to trial. What do you guys think? You can read up more on this story here, we’ll put
a link up around here somewhere.
And let us know what you think in the comments, if there are any lawyers out there, any arm
chair lawyers, want to be lawyers. So leave us a comment on You Tube or Facebook, or on
Twitter or you can find me on Twitter at @anniegaust and we’ll get to the review in a second
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On to the snap judgments, in the past few days Stephanie reviewed Infect Them All for
the Ipad, and as a lover of zombies and vampires and all things that bite, we were surprised
to find this game was lacking in payoffs, so much that she did not recommend the download.
Boring zombies? Weird. Not so weird, they don’t do much. But they bite.
Graham took a look at the recently updated Spy Mouse, a fun puzzler that borrows some
of the game mechanics from Flight Control, which is totally fair apes since this is another
fireman game. Great art direction, fun puzzles and casual enough to pick up for a quick game.
Graham says download.
And, back at the office, Chris Jennings is going to take a look at Sport Caster for Android
devices. Football fans, pay attention. Non football fans, hand out. Chill, have a drink.
Hey guys, Chris Jennings here. It’s September, it’s means football, and it means fantasy
football. Today, we’re going to take a look at an app that will help you use Twitter to
get the most out of your sports watching and more specifically your fantasy football, your
fantasy sports that you do on your computer. We all love Twitter and we love sports so
here’s an app that brings them together. I’m talking about Sport Caster, a free Twitter
aggregator on Android. Sport Caster comes from the same people responsible for popular
twitter client, Tweet Caster. It claims to offer fans a personalized, real time source
of sports commentary. So what does that mean? Choose the game you want to see, fire up Sport
Caster and see what fans, players and analysts are saying about it in real time. There are
a number of options to customize your Twitter feed by sports or by tweets targeted to a
specific game. This feature works great when you are watching the game live, but it’s
also cool if you want to know what your favorite sports figures are thinking, at any given
time. And for us that’s involved in the world of fantasy sports, you can also filter
to review only fantasy related tweets, keep a leg up on your competition. There’s also
some additional stats features to keep up with your division standing in the NFL as
well as the scores and stats of the games that have taken place. So that is Sport Caster
in nutshell, I know there are a lot people out there who love checking Twitter while
they are watching sports, but is this the way to do it? Let’s look at some pros and
First up, the pros. It’s got a great looking interface; it’s really easy to navigate
around the different ways to look through the tweets. Also, it’s really great for
people trying to discover new followers on Twitter, if you want to find out who’s tweeting
about a certain sport, you may not have known about them prior to using this app, so it’s
a great way to discover new people to follow. Also, it’s really great because its sorts
through all of the clutter on Twitter. There are a lot of guys out there talking about
sports on Twitter and you don’t want to look through all that yourself. It gets rid
of all that for you, does the work for you, nice and clean, easy to follow.
There are some cons though. Now they say that a lot of these cons will be fixed in future
updates, but as of right now, this is only available for NFL and NCAA football. Hopefully
there will be some new sports coming soon. But not yet. Also they promise better fantasy
integration so right now you can search by tweets related to fantasy sports in general
but you can’t narrow it down to specific people who are on your fantasy team. In the
future, you should be able to integrate your specific team into the app and then they will
look for tweets based on that. Also, there’s not a whole lot of Twitter functionality in
this, it’s not going to replace your normal twitter client. There’s some basic functionality
with re-tweeting and replying but you’re still going to need a full blown Twitter client
if you are going to be immersed in this whole Twitter world while you are watching sports.
So I think that Sport Caster is a definite download, I think you guys should try it out
this weekend while you are watching some of the football game. It’s a free app to download,
try it out, let us know what you think. You can get in touch with me personally at twitter.com/Jenningschrist.
You can also check out the rest of the App Judgement crew at twitter.com/appjudgement.
Youtube.com/appjudgment. Facebook.com/appjudgment and you can check out our other episodes on
revision3.com/appjudgemetn. So go ahead, check it out, enjoy the football this weekend and
let us know what you think. Talk to you soon.