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[20 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 5,380 views]
Ask.com with a great app; the iPhone as a police scanner

Ask.Com has been around for quite some time.
The company started out as Ask Jeeves back in 1996 and set out to compete against other search engines. The company became just Ask.com here in the United States in 2006 an now exists as primarily a question and answer site. Yes, just type in a question and the site will attempt to answer it by displaying Internet links that are on point.
Still, Ask.com has always played second fiddle to the likes of the ubiquitous Google. Still, Ask.com has attempted to remain competitive …

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[6 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 3,366 views]
Joining the Qpon Revolution…

About a year ago, Qpon Revolution started placing machines in businesses and restaurants around central Arkansas that would allow customers to come in and receive digital coupons on the spot.
Gabriel Mayes, president and chief operating officer of the company, said Qpon Revolution had some success with that approach but is after bigger game these days thanks to an Apple iPhone app (available here) that was launched at the end of February. Droid users shouldn’t feel left out in the cold — Qpon Revolution will have an application available for that …

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

[22 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 3,271 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 …

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[3 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 3,086 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, Retrogaming, Technology »

[5 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 3,552 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 …