How to disable the “Home” button on iOS devices (iPhone/iPad)

Every wanted to let your kids play with an app on your iOS device, but you are afraid they’d go play with something else on your iPhone/iPad? Or did you ever want to use your device as a remote control while having a party but you don’t want people snooping around your personal stuff?

Achieving this is pretty straight forward, although a little clumsy.

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The dangerous town of CityVille

CityVille by Zynga is a Facebook game that’s social, time-consuming and dangerously addictive… The game’s main objective is to build a city. To build your city you use Coins, witch you earn from Businesses, and Energy. You gain 1 Energy every 5 minutes. For your businesses to earn you Coins you have to supply them with Goods. To get Goods you either have to farm Crops or send Boats around the world. The longer the trip, the more Goods you get. Now, businesses wouldn’t run without people. Your population need houses. To build houses, you use Energy and Coins.

To be able to build houses your city needs to have Community Buildings. These buildings raises your maximum population. These Community Buildings usually need you to acquire a lot of special items or hire a group of your Neighbors (Facebook friends) as crews for the buildings.

CityVille by ZyngaYour Energy is also used to collect Rent from your houses, and revenue from your businesses. You can also collect from your Community Buildings. Every time you collect, you also gain XP (experience), and sometimes Energy.

Another aspect of the game are Goals. Goals are like quest you have to accomplish to earn a reward and get a new goal. Goals often consist of building a building or collecting something. Once you complete a goal, you get a new one.

To get anywhere in this game, you have to have Neighbors. Your neighbors will show as a bar with Facebook profile-pictures on the bottom of your screen. You can click their picture to send them a gift or visit them. When you visit them you gain a little bit of coin, some XP and 1 energy. Visiting neighbors will get you a lot more energy to work with, and gifts help you get buildings completed. To be able to expand your city, you need an item called a Zoning Permit witch will be gifted by neighbors.

Now, when you gain some level in this game, your energy-pool (witch stops at 30 if you log out to wait for more) will hold you back. When you’ve built a lot of businesses who need a lot of Goods, you’ll spend all your energy harvesting boats and crops, and you won’t have any more to build anything or collect your buildings. This is when Zynga wants you to pay for this. For real money, you can buy coins or cash, that you can use to buy more energy or items.

Well, they won’t get me!

Angry Birds seasons

The Angry Birds christmas calender
The Angry Birds christmas calender

So, we got the original Angry Birds, played through it, and thought that would be it, we’ve saved them… Then suddenly, Angry Birds Halloween pops up in the App Store! So, we saved the eggs from the green little piggies once again.

Angry Birds seasons
Angry Birds seasons

So, once again out mission is to carry out the wrath of the birds, and get the eggs back from those darn green beings. The new levels are most enjoyable, and one awesome feature is that you can’t open more than one level each day till christmas. GOOOOOOOO birdies!

Angry Birds

Evil little piggies stole the cute litte birdies eggs… Now birds be aaaangry! Angry birds is the number one game in the app store, and WARNING, this game is HIGHLY addictive. Get ready for 180 levels of fun!

If you like puzzle games, Angry Birds is the game for you. The purpose of the game is to shoot birds with a slingshot at the green little piggies who have stolen all our eggs. There are 6 different types of birds we play during the game. First the little red ones that chew through both ice and wood nicely. Then we get the blue birds, witch split into three when you tap the screen. These birds easily melts through the icewalls the pigs have put up.

There’s also a boomerang bird (not my personal favourite, I like the little blue splittingbird the most, those evil piggzies need to be carpetbombed), a timed bomb bird, a bomber bird, and last but not least, big brother bird (same as the red one only bigger, angrier, and waaaaaaaaay more destructive).

To sum up, this game will give you hours upon hours of fun, and it’s definately worth the $0,99 it costs. Take a look at the video below, or visit the developers website here.

LED Light for iPhone 4

If you ever had the need for a flashlight but all you could find was your iPhone 4, LED Light by Jason Ting will be your savior! The app activates the camera’s LED flash for the purpose of turning your iPhone 4 into a very bright flashlight. The UI consist of 3 buttons. The big button in the middle is for turning on and off the light, when it glows blue, the light is on, when it doesn’t glow it’s off, simple.

Now if you feel like getting an eplectic ceasure, this app also has the posibility to turn the flash into an adjustable strobe light. To activate it, you press the bottom button with the lightning icon, so the button is glowing blue. You then get an adjusting bar at the bottom where you can adjust the speed of the strobelight.

There’s a settings panel if you click the upper right “gear”-icon. Here you can set a few settings, where the most intriguing one is the SOS-mode. Imagining being stranded on a deserted island, with an iPhone 4 with this app makes that tought a whole lot easier to bear.

Conclusion: Great app for what it’s for, with a few extra bonuses thrown in.

Visit the official app site here

LED Light for iPhone 4