Two titles by mobile developer Chaotic Box are available right now for free, thanks to the New Year’s App Blowout. The first game is Pinch n Pop, which is normally priced at $1.99 USD, is a “frantic free-form color matching fun that challenges both your wits and dexterity. Push, flick, and squeeze the self-replicating Squirms to keep their population under control and maximize your score with color chains and well-timed powerup bursts.”
Pinch n Pop has the following game play features:
– Unique gameplay with zero-g physics.
– Worldwide internet high score rankings.
– Play casually or strategically to beat the high scores.
– Intuitive multi-touch controls
The second Chaotic Box title that is featured on New Year’s App Blowout is Pollywog, which is also normally priced at $1.99 USD. From the game’s description, players “take control of Pauly the Purple Pollywog in the ultimate quest for floating Yum Yums! Dodge obstacles at super speeds, collect time-bending powerups, and blast through levels in this fast paced 2D physics dodge’m racer.
Tilt your device to dodge obstacles and eat yum yums to get a speed boost. Tap the screen to shoot your water jet and blast obstacles out of the way – but watch out for immovable rocks! Cross the finish line with time to spare and earn awards to unlock increasingly challenging levels. Pollywog requires fast reflexes, memorization, and problem solving skills to achieve that elusive perfect run.”
– Unlock 4 tiers and 19 challenging levels.
– Earn Awards for Skill, Speed, and more.
– Powerups with cool “Bullet Time” effects.
– Fun original soundtrack.
Chaotic Box also has two other products in the app store: flOOid (free), “is a tactile and visual toy for iPhone and iPod touch. Swipe and poke the screen to energize the fluid and interact with flocking critters. Shake the device to cycle through the color themes or enable the color auto-cycle.”
The studio’s latest release is Silverfish, which I told you about on December 8th. Silverfish has been named one of the top apps of the year, getting a 5/5 score from both PCWorld’s GamePro and Yahoo’s Appolicious. Priced at $2.99 USD, Silverfish challenges players to “weave their way through swarms of menacing space bugs and defend themselves with powerful detonations. Silverfish combines pure arcade action with stunning visual effects” and is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Those of you living in Toronto – or visiting the city often, need to get this next app for your iPhone (if you have one). Rocket Radar, which was built using City of Toronto data, will let you know when the next TTC train is scheduled to arrive at your location. Rocket Radar uses real-time GPS tracking to let you “when the next streetcar will arrive with Toronto’s live GPS feed.” This app is currently priced at $1.99 USD and is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with an iOS of 4.0+.
Starting this January 1, Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport will offer free Wi-Fi service throughout the entire terminal, including the public area and the restricted areas (international, transborder and domestic). Montréal–Trudeau passengers will be able to connect to the Internet wirelessly from a laptop, smartphone or any other Wi-Fi-enabled device.
To access Aéroports de Montréal’s high-speed AERO WI-FI network, users need simply activate their Web browser and accept the conditions of use that will immediately appear on the screen. Opening a session provides one hour of free navigation. If more time is desired, simply open a new session.
“All of the strategies I teach about the art and technique of networking are helpful tips for networking events,” explains Lynn. “However, if you don’t attend any networking events, then the tips won’t help!”
Lynn explained that some networking groups are free and that some have a cost involved. Some are small groups, and some are large groups. She revealed the “secret” to finding the right networking group: “You must determine which groups have members that are part of your target market.”
Lynn also warns against joining too many networking groups: “If you spread yourself too thin and try to participate in too many, you won’t be able to build successful networking relationships.”
Lynn recommends beginning with the local chamber of commerce and doing an Internet search for networking groups in the area.
“The important thing is to get out there and network,” she insists. “If you don’t join a group, then no matter how many tips for networking events you learn, you won’t have anywhere to use them!”
And for the final words of the last post for 2010 –
May all of you have a very happy, safe, productive and prosperous New Year.
Thank you for joining us in 2010, we hope to see you again in 2011.