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[28 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 1,568 views]
Week in review (2/16-2/27)

Yeah, yeah, yeah — the title should probably be something more along the lines of “two weeks in review.”
Still, you get the idea. Besides, the past couple of weeks have been hectic and — for that reason — the expected “week in review” item wasn’t posted last week.
So it’s time to make up for it. Quite a bit has gone on over the past couple of weeks in that we’ve posted housing market reports, news of the National Association of Realtors possibly overstating its sales numbers for the past few …

Arts & Entertainment, iPhone, Old time radio (OTR), Technology »

[22 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 3,268 views]
OTR on your iPhone for free

Any regular visitor to First Arkansas News know the owner of this site is a major fan of old time radio (OTR).
The Weekend OTR series was launched shortly after this site was started, after all, and one of the more successful articles posted here was a story about Arkansas’ own Lum and Abner. As if that wasn’t enough, a new series was added a couple of weeks ago in the form of an entire section dedicated to the classic goodness known as OTR serials. Speaking of the serials section, we …

iPhone, Technology »

[3 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 3,079 views]
Physics-based mayhem on the iPhone

Remember back in high school or college when your instructors told you that physics could be fun (or “physics can be phun” according to the more annoying teachers)?
It seems some students took those words to heart and started writing apps for the iPhone. There are a slew of physics-based games floating around on the Apple App Store and some are more realistic than others.
Oddly, some of the better physics-based games on the block involve an almost alarming amount of gratuitous violence. Kittens get thrown, cute and cuddly critters get shot …

iPhone, Technology »

[27 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,972 views]
A few iPhone apps worth buying

One of the great things about the iPhone is that users can find thousands of applications for it and a large percentage of them are free.
There are some apps out there, however, that are so good that they are more than worth the low asking price for them.
Besides, there are certain strings attached with “free” apps that are annoying. Some of them flash ads at the user while a good number of games berate the iPhone owner into buying upgrades to progress faster. That’s just life with free apps, but …

iPhone, Technology »

[12 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,685 views]
Take over the world or universe with that iPhone

Ever since French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse invented the board game Risk in 1957, people have relaxed by swiping territory, building up armies and whipping the tar out of their opponents.
Risk has proven so popular, in fact, that it’s spawned a host of imitators. A couple of very good ones are available for the iPhone and you can get them for free. Both of the games featured here offer the option to upgrade and grab a few extra features, but the full versions of the Apple iPod apps aren’t crippled. Grab …

iPhone, Retrogaming, Technology »

[5 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 3,549 views]
Retrogaming on the iPhone?

Believe it or not, there are plenty of apps out there for the iPhone for those of us who were around when video games were the latest thing.
Yes, there was a time when we were perfectly happy with games that seem ridiculously crude by today’s standards — Mattel handhelds in which we simulated football games by moving a LED blip around a screen and those Atari 2600 games that were as small as two kilobytes in length.
Technology has progressed considerably over the years, but those old games still have their …

iPhone, Technology »

[29 Dec 2010 | 5 Comments | 6,180 views]
An iPhone app to help you find free apps

One of the great things about the Apple iPhone is that a lot of applications for it are free.
However, there are some that cost a little bit of money — usually 99 cents, but some of the best iPhone apps do cost more. Fortunately, some of those companies offering paid applications will give them away for free for limited periods for the sake of publicity, promotional value, etc.
The trick, however, has always been this — how does one find those apps that are free for a limited time? Wouldn’t it …