MyPostcard App to Create and Send Cards from Your Device

All special moments deserved to be shared. Sometimes, it’s not as easy as it sounds, especially when you have family and friends living all around the world. Fret not, now there is MyPostcard – Postcard App.

MyPostcard allows users to create postcards from their mobile device, customize them, and then send them. The app takes care of the printing and the sending – if you can believe that! 

These postcards are like no other. You get to personalize them with your own photos. Now, you are not at the mercy of what you find at the local drugstore or tourist trap. Your postcards will feature your experience, customized to send exactly the image and matching message to go with.

The real beauty of the app is that you don’t have to do any work to send the postcards. Once you have created the postcard, you simply add the mailing address and hit ‘send’. The app will take care of figuring out the postage required to send the postcard based on where you are sending it from and where it’s going.

That step, in and of itself, is a huge timesaver! Who has time, while on vacation, to look for postcards, find out where to buy postage, purchase the correct amount of postage, and then send it?

MyPostcard app

The app is laid out intuitively. The icons across the bottom of the screen are in the order of the steps you will follow to create, print, and send the cards:

  • Select Style – here you will choose the layout of the postcard image. You can choose from using just one image to a collage of images.
  • Select Photo – from this screen, you choose the photos you want to fill the template with. These photos can come from the images you have saved on your device.
  • Write – put together the message you want to send on the postcard. You will also get to add the mailing address of the person you are sending the card to.
  • View – take a look at the finished product before you hit “send”
  • Send – this is where you ask the app to print the postcard on quality materials using vivid color and print quality, figure out postage, and send it.

If you are like me and you are wondering if the app will know enough to put the correct amount of postage, don’t worry. They take your location and the destination to calculate the postage that will be needed for a postcard, affix the correct stamps and then post it.

While MyPostcard is focused on sending hardcopy cards, it would be great to be able to send out the digital postcards from the app itself. I know there are other app that already do this, but it would be so cool to be able to send out both ways from one app, keeping things simple.

If you are looking for an easy way to create postcards and then let someone else do the hard work of posting the cards, MyPostcard is the app. Download today…don’t delay!

SENTENCE READING MAGIC App Helps Kids Learn to Read the Easy Way

Kids are learning at a pace that’s faster than what we knew as kids. Having the opportunity to leverage so many online tools and techniques has widened experiences for kids today that far surpass teaching tools of yesteryear.

If you are looking for such a tool to help your child learn how to read, without the frustration and angst that so often comes with, then download Sentence Reading Magic today.

This app is based on the widely known and highly effective teaching techniques that serve as the basis of the Montessori School system. The app itself is the bridge that links children from being able to read words to being able to read sentences, thus allowing them to read books.

It does this cleverly through two learning modes: Sentence Building and Reading Mode.

In Sentence Building, children complete activities which allow them to drag and drop words into correct positions, resulting in a well-formed sentence. The app will let the child know when a word is out of place and will allow them to change its placement.

Sentence Reading Magic

In Reading Mode, kids then sound out each word and can confirm correctness by tapping on the hidden images for each word.

Using touch-to-hear technology, kids can tap on a word to hear how it sounds. This spreads the learning to so many planes, allowing kids to see the word, hear it, and speak it simultaneously, reinforcing the learning process.

There are also pictures that provide hints for kids who are struggling with certain words. The app comes packed with 325 different sentences comprised of up to six words. The word set include 50 of the most used sight words needed for first time readers.

To get into more detail about Sentence Building, the screen itself is in landscape mode, so kids can see things clearly and there is ample space properly show the sentence. The words are given at random near the top of the screen and the child must then drag and drop each word into its rightful place near the bottom, which shows empty boxes, just waiting for their words. If have chosen a 4-word sentence, there will be four boxes. If you choose 6-word sentences, there will be six boxes. You get the picture.

When kids build the sentence correctly, they can then tap on the words to hear their sound. Entertaining music then plays once the sentence is successfully built, and the child can then move on to the next sentence.

I think it would be a great plus to have the ability to print out worksheets from the app so kids could write out some of the words, and look forward to such an update when it comes.

Until then, parents and teachers alike will find SENTENCE READING MAGIC to be a great teaching tool and supplement to teaching techniques currently in place. There’s no better way to teach than through an experience.

Loopacks – Digitized Sound Creation for Artists and Music Lovers Alike

Calling all DJs who are looking to up their creative juices with technological tools, there is a new app in town that makes it easy. Technology is not new to music, not by any stretch of the imagination. The key if finding an app that works for you. Loopacks is just that, if you are looking to create quality loops and drum mixes.

What is really neat about Loopacks is that it’s not just for experts. Loopacks makes is easy for all musicians to create beats and remixes through experimentation and discovery, which is what making art is all about. Easy to use, Loopacks brings powerful toolset to your fingertips so you can focus on the music, rather than the movement of pieces.

The look and feel of the app is very similar to equipment you would find in the recording studio. If you are new to sound track creation and editing, this app may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but trust me, once you play around with it for a while, you will get the hang of it. There is nothing to break, but the fear you may be feeling.

I would highly recommend using the app on an iPad, although it is available for download on the iPhone as well. It was just easier to see all the controls, buttons, and graphics displays easily on a larger screen.

You can experiment first by choosing built in beats and loops and adding them to your own compositions. These tracks can be saved and shared using SoundCloud, which is a feature I really liked. Why create something if you can’t share it?

After getting comfortable with the editing aspect, you can start to record your own beats and loop and then start to mix them to create new pieces. Each Loopack is comprised of 32 sounds, including: synth, vocals, a drum machine loop, guitar loop, baselines, percussion loops, and more.

The app comes with four Loopacks, without purchase: Deep House, Power House, Electro Blues, and Atmosphere. If you want more, there are several in-app purchasing options that allow you to add to the basic collection.

I am not a real music aficionado, but I did find this app to be very entertaining. I did not know how technology could help you take existing recordings and turn them into something that sounded so different and interesting, and then serve as a backdrop to a unique composition you can call your own. This app is not just for musicians, it is for anyone who loves music.

If there is anything I would change about the app, it would be the selection of in-app purchases that are available and making them season oriented. How cool would it be to have something nightmarish for Halloween or festive for Christmas?

For a free download, this app is worth far more than that. Loopacks provides artists with high-tech tools needed to compose colossal pieces of music while serving as a neat environment to experiment and play with sound.

Wartime X – Dynamic and Quick-Paced Card Battle War Game

Card games can get dull after a while, unless you are playing something high stakes like poker. If you’ve grown out of the slower set of card games and are looking for something charged up with challenge and even higher stakes than poker, look no further than Wartime X.

The creators of Wartime X have combined the need for speed with strategic moves in a game that tests your quick-thinking skills.  Stemming from poker play and the foundations of war, Wartime X stimulates the mind and senses with scenarios that keep you on your toes.

The game setup is simple. You get three cards in one hand. Using those cards, you initiate moves and attacks. The key is to make those moves quickly. For every set of three cards you have in your hand, you must quickly evaluate them and determine what combination to use given the situation you are in – to maximize success.

Cards don’t look like the typical ones we know. Instead, there are heroes and villains that you use to carry out missions and stamp out the opposing team. As you play further into the game, as in all games, you collect more points that afford you sophisticated armor and weaponry through a stronger card set.

Combat is played out by placing your card combo down – whatever you choose. Each set you put down is a symbolic “move” you are making against your opponent. Each mission and fight is based across 100 different cities.

Each card combination can create one of many “moves”: Holds, Attacks, and Blocks are some of the moves you can make, stemming from the strategic plays that comprise poker. Characters on the cards each have their own strongpoint; learn and use them to win. As your point collection increases, you can add to your character collection and beef up the ones you already have.

While typical battles are played out against warring nations or factions, this game pits you against soldiers, mutants and minions who seek to rule the world.

I liked the daily bonuses. They helped me recover from losses I may have sustained, which were quite a few in the beginning. The game is set up to help you learn and get better. No one can be an expert at anything right from the start, it takes practice, and Wartime X allows for that – a great bonus!

The only improvement I would make to the game is to add more dimension to the game in terms of graphics and color. It’s pretty dark and flat, and could use more life.

Looking just at game play, Wartime X is something new and different. There are plenty of card based battle games, but the execution of this game is unique and keeps the pace up, keeping you challenged and entertained.

TSC Music – Improve Your Listening Experience While Protecting Your Ears

Our sense of hearing is precious, and so is the equipment that allows us to hear. Protecting what’s in our ears is so important, but in this day and age of earplugs, it’s so easy to cause damage, even if you keep the volume low.

Nearly 1 in 5 people today have some degree of hearing loss, and in most cases, this loss is due to exposing the hearing organs to loud noises.

The TSC Music app is the first of its kind. It allows users to stream music via Spotify, SoundCloud, and YouTube, and makes the necessary adjustments to ensure you hear quality sound without hurting your ears. You may be wondering how an app can do that. Well, think of TSC as an equalizer of sorts, which when it comes right down to it, is what it is.

TSC adjust the wavelengths of the various components of sound so that your hearing organs can receive them safely. It knows how to do this by the results of your Threshold Sound Conditioning, which is a test that you should take periodically within the app. It tests your hearing condition and uses this data to equalize the sound you listen to in a way that minimizes damage.

The Threshold Sound Conditioning allows you to test each ear separately, so data for each is collected. No two ears are the same, so it is critical that you measure each ear’s data so that the equalizer can do its job.

TSC Music

Simple to use, the app is clearly laid out and everything you need is easy to find. Every time you perform the sound conditioning, the app collects the data and presents it on a graph that is very easy to follow. It shows:

  • Your progress
  • Your max and min INDEX values
  • The amount of time you have used TSC

I have never seen an app like this that allows you to listen to music with the highest quality in a way that is almost customized to your ears. How cool is that? Most music apps stream music the same way to everyone, but you have to know that we all hear it differently based on how our ears work. Think of the improvements in quality of sound you will experience by using TSC to stream the music.

This is no simple app, either. The TSC technology was clinically tested by Stanford University and by over 100,000 users. With that kind of backing, it is hard to question the efficacy of this app.

While TSC Music is fully integrated with Spotify, YouTube, and SoundCloud, I would definitely like to see it expand to other music streaming apps like Amazon and Pandora.

Until then, I look forward to enhancing my music listening experience with sound that are customized for me, so I can enjoy quality sound without injuring my ears.

Simplanum – Simplified Powerful Planning in One App

Do you hate moving around from app to app looking for information about a project or task that requires several steps and different days and times to meet the end date? You find yourself adding reminders in Calendars, adding tasks with due dates in planning apps, and adding detailed notes in another app. It is a time waster at best.

Ditch the multi-app work management and download Simplanum. Simplanum rolls all of the apps you could possibly need to plan, manage, and complete projects and events in one simple app. No more hopping between apps looking for the information you need. It’s all in one place, as it should be.

Simplanum features the following, which I was excited to take full advantage of:

  • Full Functionality – a Notepad, Calendar, and a Diary, so information is all in one place, interconnected and accessible.
  • Cloud Storage – keep things safe, easily retrievable and synchronized across multiple devices
  • File Attachments – not all of your data will be entered in by hand. Attach emails and files to your tasks so you have backup information.
  • Embedded Checklists – create lists of what needs to be done as part of a note or an event.
  • Weather Forecasting – know what the weather may be like for the upcoming year, so as a planned event nears, you can make necessary adjustments.
  • Web Client – access your app’s data from a desktop easily so you can plan from anywhere.
  • Screen Clips – take screen shots or clips from most browsers.
  • Localized – your apps information is on your device, so there’s no need for the Internet.
  • Text Recognition – detects times and dates in text to help with Calendar updates.
  • Geolocation – can easily be added to notes
  • Voice Recording – add information easily for meetings and plans
  • Locks – lock notes and applications by security code and Touch ID

Simplanum screenshot

If you choose the Cloud option, there is subscription fee based on the level of storage you want. I liked this feature because you may start out small and then want to upgrade as your application use grows.

The app is well designed and easy to navigate, allowing you to spend more time managing projects and less time learning the app. The interface between the calendar, notes, and reminders is seamless; as if the creators knew just how the mind works and made the app in a way that was a natural fit.

The only thing I would say is missing is connectivity to navigation, so that when you are going to a meeting or event, you can do so without copy pasting the location in another app. This may come soon, I hope.

If you are looking to bring organization into your life easily, download the free Simplanum today and experience the ease of effortless planning.

Mansion Casino Fun Has Gone Mobile

If you are a fan of Mansion Casino or have heard about it, then waste no more time wondering – get on your Apple device and download MansionCasino, the app. Yup, the creators of the colossally successful casino website have packaged up ten years of online casino gaming entertainment into an app that allows you to play on the go.

Players from all over have gathered to the website to get paid to play, and now, even more will be able to join in on the fun. You can download the app on both the iPhone and iPad.

You might be wondering why this casino app is so much better than others. Well, I have to say that straightaway you are awarded double the amount to play with when you first download the app. That’s a bonus of 100%. After that, the gaming is great and the winnings are outstanding.

I have never seen such variety within one gaming app before. Games include Marvel slots, like Iron Man 2 and The Hulk; games involving live dealers, such as Poker, Craps, video based poker, progressive slots; and of course, live roulette games featuring real croupiers and live streaming.

The more you play in Mansion Casino the more loyalty points you accumulate, which increases your chance for bigger cash bonuses. As in many other types of gambling games, you can play for real or virtual money – you choose. As your loyalty grows, you can move up into VIP status, which makes it easier to gather and collect even more loyalty points. Stick around long enough and you may even reach Elite status. Make note that each special status level requires you to have a minimum amounts on cash on deposit in the app.

On the more technical side, I found the app to be visually stimulating and further enhanced with realistic sounds you’d find in the real casino. The games themselves adhere to the boards that govern Gibraltar, which is where the business that created the app is registered. Gaming can get dangerous, and the app makes sure that its clients do not misuse or fall trap to any issues.

Playing simple games is not all the app has to offer. On weekends, there are excursion games you can sign up for by making a deposit. These are offered through promotions every so often and offer gamers to explore new countries, their games, and their culture.

MansionCasino

Another neat offer is the Red or Black Bonus. These come every Wednesday and allow you to double your winnings, should you choose the right color! On Fridays, there are other extras available that allow you to earn extra winnings, as well.

Most other apps are just games that allow you to play and win coins or points. Here, we are talking cash, sometimes virtual and sometimes real. That is up to you. Know that if you ever have any questions or issues with your earnings, winnings or deposits, the customer support is superb in addressing your concerns quickly. I had a question about a deposit I made and I wanted to inquire about retrieving it. The folks in customer service immediately answered my email and I got what I needed.

The app is unable to offer all that the website currently does, which is a small inconvenience in terms of variety. However, the app does have a lot to offer, most importantly being the fact that you can play anywhere you want to and not have to be stuck behind a desktop.

MansionCasino’s iOS application fulfills your gaming desires with quality games and abundant payouts. It also keeps you as a gamer in check so you don’t go overboard or in too heavy. It is smart gaming with big entertainment value.

Deadroad Assault – Blow Up Zombies with Your Weapon of Choice

Like power in your hands? Are you into the zombie scene and looking for a new kind of app that puts the fun back into a shooter game? Then look no further. Deadroad Assault has come up with a zombie challenge that is not a hit because it’s unique, but because it’s fun.

You are a trucker who has been stranded on the side of the road. Your truck has issues and won’t start. As night falls and darkness creeps in, so do the zombies. At first, they come at you slowly. First one creeps down slowly from the top of the screen down to where you sit crouched behind a rickety wooden wall.

Don’t worry, though. You are not left to just your defenses by only hiding. Luckily, you have kept stashed away in your truck, your powerful Gatlin gun. This gun will take you only so far, though – maybe through Level 2. Oh, that’s another thing, there are several levels to play through, and as you get faster with the taps to take out the zombies, you will advance farther into the game.

Each zombie you take out gets you points. Rack up points to go shopping in the in-app store. Mind you, you will see an ad or two in the store before you get to view the goodies; have patience and this too shall pass. Once you see the goodies that are available, you will be fired up to do better, because you will need better firearms and walls.

Deadroad Assault

You can also choose to trade in points for powerups, making each tap you blast towards a zombie that much stronger and possible take out more than one zombie per tap. This is something you will definitely need as you move up within each level and into the next levels. The zombies come at you faster and in clumps. This means you either have to become a tapping machine or have bigger blasts.

You will know when you are close to failing a level when you start to see the zombie mob boss show up. Bigger than the regular zombies, he also sports some kind of funny looking bone in his face. See him and you will start to see darker zombies that come at you faster. See him three times, and you are out.

I liked Deadroad Assault a lot, even though it was a bit frustrating the first time zombie boss took me out. But I persisted and got through. I do have to say that the interface got slightly confusing and rapid after I saw the zombie boss and I did not realize at that point that the zombies were going to come at me faster. I was taken by surprise, but just played the level again and again until I figured out what to do. It also required me buying a better blaster, as well.

If you are looking for something fun and simple to play, and like shooter games, then Deadroad Assault is a game to get.

Dynamically Charged Sniper Ops with Challenges around Every Corner

If you are looking for a challenging shooter game and haven’t found it, look no further. Sniper Ops 3D tests your power over precision with a technologically charged app that astounds all who play. Your mission is to help save the world from mass destruction brought on by enemy who inflict terror to take over.

The game tests your ability quickly target and take out the enemy, no matter who they are. In over 200 different scenarios, your skills will be tested; skills that require precise placement of your weapons and swift shots. Miss a target and you may the one taken out.

The app is a free download, so it’s easily accessible to all. Keep in mind that due to the nature of the app and its content, it is not wise to allow children to play. We all know it’s just a game, but it may not be appropriate for the younger folk.

After downloading the game places you in one of its starter scenarios. This is nothing to sneeze at because even the beginner level provides enough challenge. If you are already what you would consider an expert, then you will have no issues moving through quickly to a level that offers the challenge you seek. There are over 200 games to play, so you will never get bored, and the app creators are constantly enhancing the app, so each scenarios may change even as you are in it.

Sniper Ops screenshot

Now, we come to why you are a sniper. Well, your aim in the game is to put your sniper skills to the test by using expert targeting skills to loom in on the enemy and take them out. Who’s the enemy, you ask? Terrorists trying to take over the world.

Mind you, you are not alone in the fight. The world’s defenses are all at arms trying to keep the enemy at bay, and they need you, an expert sharpshooter to help. Whether you like sharpshooting or not, you will be drawn into this game, because the graphics and sound pull you in the story and you can’t help but engage and fight.

Initially, you may not have the best of weapons, but that slowly changes as you add to your list of successful target destructions. Earn enough coins and see your selection grow, allowing you to choose more powerful weapons and ammo.

The game moves fast, so you have to move faster to keep up. You will never grow bored playing Sniper Ops 3D. If you have found that you have exhausted your ammo reserves and still want to play, then the app offers in-app purchases that allow you to restock your coins and continue. In-app purchaser range from “Tiny” packages at $4.99 to the Diamonds Pack 4 at $39.99.

While in-app purchases seem like a underhanded way to pay for a game, you will truly appreciate they exist because they allow the developers to make the game ad free. Imagine being in the middle of a moment when you are carefully following your target for the perfect shot, only to have the app pause for an ad.

I couldn’t recommend a change to this app if I wanted to. I would only remark that there are terrorists all over the world and not just in the Middle East, so scenarios that reflect this would be awesome.

While my progress in the game is moving slowly, I still get a kick out of playing because I have never experienced a shooter game that is so dynamic and diverse. It really places purpose behind the mission which makes playing even more fun. Download iTunes Sniper game and Android Sniper game from these links.