App Store 25 Billion $10,000 prize

Since it’s launch in June 2008 the App Store has been a hit with both application publisher and app downloaders the world over. So much so that the App Store is racing towards it’s 25 billionth download! That’s a whole load of applications!

The above snippet was captured at 20:11 18th Feb 2012 (GMT) judging by the rate of the animated counter over on the official page I’d expect the 25th billion will be achieved in the next few days/weeks.

What’s more, Apple are offering the lucky downloader with a US$ App Store voucher for $10,000. That’s quite some prize.. So get downloading people.. Who know’s – it could be you! 🙂

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iMobsters – Mafia Wars for iPhone

Here’s one for all of you Mafia Wars players out there… Mafia Wars is a game by Zynga Game Network Inc. hosted on the popular social networking sites Facebook and MySpace. If you are a fan of Mafia Wars, then you’ll like this.. 

iMobsters is a popular iPhone role playing game by Storm8, it’s based around the same principals as Mafia Wars, in which you start of as a lone gangster running the streets of the Bronx. Working for a Godfather, for which you accrue points to spend on various things by completing missions.
Each mission is based around a crime, and requires energy points and weapons to complete. As you work through the missions you earn cash, which you can spend on more weapons in order to complete more jobs. Or place down on real estate, to become the ultimate property tycoon.
In a similar way to Mafia Wars, you can invite other iPhone players using your own unique iMobster code, which you can see in the picture to the left just under the gangster. (Mine is T9S89D) When you are not doing missions, you also have the ability to initiate turf wars with other iMobster players, where obviously the bigger, better equipped mafia wins.

Become the head mob boss and rule New York City. Run dangerous missions, expand and install your mob throughout the city, and take out rival mobsters in this action-packed crime game.

Start as a petty thief and rise to become the Mafia Don by bringing others into your mob and spreading your influence throughout the city. Fight other mobsters in the most immersive massively multiplayer game ever!

  • Massively Multiplayer ONLINE Mafia Game for the iPhone and iPod Touch!
  • FREE updates with new missions, weapons, real estate, and more!
  • Fight other players LIVE
  • Arm your mob with the most powerful weapons, armor, and vehicles
  • Control the city by acquiring real estate and extracting a fat income from them
  • Bring your friends into your mob to make it stronger
  • Perform numerous dangerous missions
  • Enjoy gorgeous graphics
  • Enjoy mafia sounds
  • Loot rare items
  • Get real time updates
  • Add players to the hit list
  • Comment on other mobsters’ profiles
  • Broadcast messages to your mob
  • …and much, much more!

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iTunes App Store Expense Monitor

If like me you find your self drawn in by all the small price tags on the 1,000’s of application is iTunes App Store, then this app is just what you need. The developers over at WetFish software have come up with a clever way of monitoring just how much cash you are spending on your iPhone apps. 

No need to worry about your iTunes account security as you don’t need to provide the app with any password details, all you need to do is point it at your Mobile Applications folder path. (Which comes pre-programmed in the app anyway) Once the app has done scrutinising your downloads folder you will be presented with a list of all the apps you have downloaded and the price for each one. 
You can then use the App’s GUI to organise the list by name, description, category or price. Once you have found a layout you are happy with, you can use the built in function to export the data to either XML or CSV, making the app very versatile! You also have the ability to modify the prices of any of the applications listed in the app, lets say you managed to bag the app during a sale event and the price shown in the app isn’t correct. All you need to do is double click on the price field and amend as needed! So there you go – A simple, yet effective way of keeping an eye on your iTunes spending!

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Cinemek Storyboard Composer for iPhone

Cinemek Storyboard Composer has been dubbed the ‘Hicthcock’ for iPhone.. It’s a mobile storyboard and pre-vis composer aimed at directors, photographers, writers animators, art directors, film students and anyone who finds them selves making storyboards..

Storyboard Composer is the worlds first mobile story boarding application. No need to know how to draw, no complicated programs to learn. You can have your first story board up and running in a matter of minutes. Storyboard Composer allows professionals and students to portray their vision to others in an easily controllable and transportable format. Click below to learn more about what features it has to offer and how it will assist you in bringing your ideas to life.

If you are new to storyboards and would like some help on how to get started with Cinemek Storyboard Composer you can find a tutorial on how to use it here

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Improve Language Skills with the Help of SPB Flash Cards

December 22nd, 2009 – SPB Software, a leading maker of mobile applications, announces the release of SPB Flash Cards, a learning software created to quickly and effectively expand one’s word stock in a language under study. The software provides over 1000 cards in Czech, German, English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese and Swedish, all dubbed by native speakers of respective languages.

SPB Flash Cards provides great assistance in learning a new language, although it has no claim to be the sole mean of doing that. When mastering a new language, it is crucial to skip the stage of translating a word into mother tongue first, memorizing a direct match of a subject and a foreign word instead. SPB Flash Cards software is aimed at just that – the process of learning begins with a new flash card appearing, showing an image of an item along with the matching word and the right pronunciation from a native speaker. But this is just the beginning – several other memorizing techniques are also included. Besides, SPB Flash Cards contains a smart algorythm to track the user’s progress and adapt further learning process accordingly.

SPB Flash Cards

SPB Flash Cards Main Features:

  • 5 different learning modes
  • 14 languages to learn
  • 1000+ words in every language
  • 65 sections, such as Food, Transport and Clothes
  • Create your own cards on SPB website

Pricing and Availability

SPB Flash Cards is available in 12 different versions:

  • SPB Chinese Cards
  • SPB Czech Cards
  • SPB Dutch Cards
  • SPB German Cards
  • SPB English Cards
  • SPB French Cards
  • SPB Hebrew Cards
  • SPB Italian Cards
  • SPB Japanese Cards
  • SPB Korean Cards
  • SPB Portuguese Cards
  • SPB Spanish Cards
  • SPB Swedish Cards

SPB Flash Cards is compatible with touchscreen devices based on Windows Mobile version 5.0 and above. Each version may be purchased for 9.95 USD, or a 15-day free trial version may be downloaded at

Further Information and Downloads

SPB Flash Cards webpage

SPB Flash Cards download page

SPB Flash Cards screenshots

SPB Flash Cards video tour

About SPB Software (

SPB is a leading brand in mobile software, standing for a unique line of popular consumer products and partnerships with the world’s most innovative handset makers and wireless carriers. SPB’s software solutions deliver richer smartphone experiences and enable subscribers to do more with their mobile data connections. SPB Software is the maker of the world’s single number one bestselling mobile application – SPB Mobile Shell. For more information, please visit

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