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For a very limited time, Voice Dream Reader – Text to Speech is on sale for $4.99 – 50% discount

If you like books, this is a must have application for your device. Voice Dream Reader turns every book you own into an audiobook. You can listen to whatever you want, wherever you want. You don’t have to wait nor do you have to pay the massive expensive of audiobooks. Simply load your book into Voice Dream and listen to it any time. I’ve listened to the Classics downloaded off Gutenberg as well as book ordered off Amazon. Voice Dream supports Dropbox which makes it incredibly easy to import your books. And just because a book comes from Amazon doesn’t mean you can’t listen to it. Voice Dream can’t directly read those pesky DRM protected .MOBI files, but with the power of Calibre you can easily convert them so you can listen to anything you buy off Amazon.

Voice Dream is a great app to have while working around the house, mowing the lawn or driving in the car. I’ve listened to a lot of new books this year while getting all my chores done. Normally the price is $9.99, but for this festive holiday season the price has dropped to $4.99. This is about the cost of a single book. There is a nice stream of updates from the author and a wide selection of voices. If you want to listen to your books regardless of what you’re working on, Voice Dream is a must have.

For a very limited time, Voice Dream Reader – Text to Speech is on sale for $4.99 – 50% discount

If you want more details about my impressions of the reader check out this article:

Voice Dream–My Impressions After Listening for a few Hours

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AirDisk Pro turns your iPad into a Wireless Flash Drive

I’ve written about AirDisk Pro before, but I find myself using it more and more so I thought it was worth revisiting. One of the complaints/wishes of the iPad or iPhone is the ability to use it like a flash drive. You have 32 or 64Gb just sitting and wouldn’t it be great if you could user that space to store files. Previously, you needed iTunes and a USB sync cable to pull off that little bit of magic, but apps like AirDisk make all that obsolete.

You connect to AirDisk using a browser, then drag and drop the files you want. There is no need to select the files one and at time and wait until they’re done. Grab a list and they will all be transferred over. This is perfect for grabbing PDF files or Doc files from work. It’s also hellishly convenient when you need to grab training materials or the latest update to one of the programs you need.

It’s also great for quickly getting music and movies onto your device. I used it to copy over movies without having to connect anything. Grab an entire season of NCIS or Dexter and wait for the files to copy. Do the same thing with Albums and take them with you. AirDisk will play all the standard iOS files like MP3, MP4 and will open TXT, Doc, Xls and PDF. While the player and reader aren’t bad you can easily use the Open In function to send the files somewhere else. You can open PDF files in GoodReader, .MOBI files in Kindle Reader, Doc files in Pages. AirDisk makes an incredibly convenient storage container.

Getting files off the iPad is just as easy. Again, use a browser, select the files and click Download. They will be zipped together and transferred over as an archive. You can also click individual files to have them open before transferring. This works very well for TXT and JPG files.

You can also use AirDisk to get data off the iPad from other places. It can import images from your Photo and Media Libraries. AirDisk also shows up in the Open In for other applications like Notebooks for iPad so you can easily take a document and transfer it straight over.

AirDisk can also be locked with a passcode so you documents can be opened by anyone who just happens to pick up your device. Not everyone needs to see your resume you know. It even comes with the ability to transfer files between devices without using other machines. Send a document from one device to another or send it to a friend.

All that being said, getting information into and out of the iPad is the main crux of AirDisk and it does so very well. It’s an effortless task to drag and drop files. At $0.99 this program is an absolute steal. I was skeptical when I first made a purchase, but I use this program multiple times a week to move files around. I also use it to capture pictures and transfer them to my desktop, to grab PDF files so I can convert them to MOBI and read them in Kindle Reader, to copy music so I have something to listen on my Touch without having to go through iTunes and to watch movies. Honestly, AirDisk should be built into the OS.

AirDisk Pro – Wireless Flash Drive

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All Your Phryne Fisher Are Belong To Us

It’s wrong and I shouldn’t be doing it, but now I’m debating getting both the Kindle versions of the Miss Fisher series as well as the audiobooks. I heard a sampling of the first book and the production was excellent. I’m toying with the idea of playing the books through the iPod over to the Apple TV through AirPlay. Seems like that would make for a good evenings entertainment.

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AirDisk Pro gets update and jumps to $1.99

I knew it would happen, the price of AirDisk Pro is already on the ride. I grabbed this app for $0.99 and think it’s fantastic for quickly getting docs and photos onto the iPad or iPhone. But, 99 cent apps don’t last forever and AirDisk Pro is going up in price. If you haven’t grabbed a copy you better get a move on. Like a lot of other great apps, GoodReader, these introductory prices don’t last forever and once the word gets out, the price goes up and stays there. I grabbed GoodReader when it was $0.99 and use that app all the time. I made several posts about it and then watched as the price crept up to $4.99; the same price it is today. And GoodReader has been a wonderful investment. Plus, AirDisk Pro and GoodReader beautifully together.

I’m sure you’ve got a few extra coins lying around in the couch. Round them up and grab this app. Even at $1.99 it’s still a hell of a deal and you’ll find yourself using it all the time. You always wanted to use the iPad as thumb drive right?

AirDisk Pro – Wireless Flash Drive

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Zombieville USA 2

I loved the first one ! The carnage!! The carnage!!

The definitive zombie shooter returns, reborn with stunning new graphics, gameplay and more!
Brought to you by the creators of Battleheart, OMG Pirates!, and the original Zombieville USA – this sequel is jam packed with content and features. Take command of your favorite character, customize them with a spectrum of weapons and skills, and do battle with the living dead – either alone, or with your friends!
– Features –
• Simple, pick-up-and-play arcade action. Fight hordes of enemies, make the most of your ammo, and go for your high score!
• Tons of unlockable content, including dozens of weapons, skills, playable characters and upgrades.
• Incredibly fluid, stylish animation optimized for retina displays.
• Full Game Center integration, including achievements and leader boards.
• Wireless Co-op multiplayer via bluetooth or wifi! (requires iPhone 3GS+, iPod Touch 3rd Gen+, or any iPad)
• iCloud support, allowing your zombie slaying progress to sync automatically to all of your devices!

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Zombieville USA 2

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