(Cross posted from Mobility Digest)
Up for review today, we have a handy accessory your car. Snapped onto your air vent, this easily-adjustable mount will hold nearly any portable electronic device.
The Bracketron Universal GPS Grip-iT Vent Mount retails for $19.95, and can be found at a variety of local and online retailers (Amazon actually has it for $10.94). For more information on the product, check out the official information page on the Bracketron site.
I’m excited to announce that my first Windows Phone release, Number Guesser, has been updated.
I’ve spent a decent amount of time with the application over the past week, and have released a trio of updates as a result. Version 1.1 enabled custom number ranges, and v1.2 added a feature called “Guess Assist.” With Version 1.3, the main new feature is the statistics panel, which showcases your best and average scores and a count of played games. I’ve also added the ability to toggle Guess Assist, and fixed a few bugs. Version 1.3 is the most notable so far, hence the blog announcement.
As for future development, there’s not much more to do with the app right now (it was more of a learning experience). However, if anyone does have any suggestions for features or implementations, please let me know.
To download the application, click here. If you already have it installed on your device, Marketplace will prompt you for an update.
Screenshots and more info after the break.
I’m excited to announce my first Windows Phone release, Number Guesser. This is my first independent release, so there’s not much to it, aside from the fact that it it is built from scratch.
A simple number guessing application for Windows Phone 7.
Simply enter your guess, and the game will tell you whether it is too high or too low. Keep guessing until you determine the number, and then play again to try and beat your best score!
v220.127.116.11: Introductory Release
To download, please visit http://social.zune.net/redirect?type=phoneApp&id=950673b6-3371-e011-81d2-78e7d1fa76f8
(Cross posted from Xbox 360 Digest)
The Digest: Aside from a few minor updates, MLB 2K11 plays nearly the same as MLB 2K10. For those new to the series or new to baseball, the game is a great buy. For those wanting to upgrade from 2K10, only do so if $60 is your price for updated rosters and a few minor tweaks.
THE FACT SHEET
RELEASE DATE: March 8, 2011
PUBLISHER: 2K Sports
DEVELOPER: Visual Concepts
ESRB RATING: “E” for Everyone
Not sure how I’ll do this year, but with college basketball being one of my ‘go-to’ sports, I figured I would post my bracket here for other’s viewing enjoyment/critique/praise. I’ve done well in several years in the past (including correctly predicting all the first-round games on one occasion, and going 2nd out of 350 people a few years ago), but only had one Final Four team last year. With that, I’m still not too sure of my picks this year, but I’m locking them in and putting them here for all to see.
If you want to see it live as the tourney progresses, check it out on ESPN: http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/en/entry?entryID=829552
(Cross-posted from Mobility Digest)
Up for review this week, we have one of the newest Android devices, the Nexus S by Samsung. Featuring a 4” AMOLED display, a 1 GHz processor, and the latest version of Android (Gingerbread), the Nexus S is a great device for Android fanatics, as well as those entering the smartphone market for the first time.
The Nexus S is available now, and will set you back $529.99 (unlocked) without a contract, or $199.99 with a two year T-Mobile service agreement. Read more…
As some may know, I just got back from Las Vegas a few days ago. While I was officially there on vacation, I was also able to attend CES 2011 for a couple days. Highlight of the show? Probably sitting 10 feet away from Steve Ballmer (above) at the Microsoft keynote. In addition to the keynote, I was on the show floor for a day and I had a chance to look around (that place is huge…) and network a bit for Mobility Digest.
I was only able to write a few articles, but I did manage some exclusive Q&A out of various members of the Microsoft Windows Phone team (link).
Overall, the trip was a lot of fun, and I’m hopeful to attend again in the future.
I certainly hope I’m at least able to hit the “Game Over” screen…
Finally got something up here, and while it’s pretty bare-bones, I think it does the trick.
For now, this will most likely serve as a personal blog for random musings and finds, but I’ve also included a link to some web design samples for anyone interested. For the site layout, I actually used the same WordPress theme that Xbox 360 Digest ran on for a while, as I’ve always fancied it for a general blog layout.
In addition to my next project (Kinect Digest), I’ve also grabbed PatrickKortendick.com, and that will link to here for the time being.
If you see anything broken or have any comments/suggestions, please let me know.
I’m going to spend my extra time over the next few weeks working on this site, so if things appear broken or look bad, it’s a work in progress.