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OK, there’s much excitement in our house about Star Wars Angry Birds in our house.  It’s a mashup of two of our favorite things. After playing it for a few days, we are still just as excited. Who doesn’t like an Angry Bird with a light sabre slaying though evil storm trooper piggies.

If you are interested you too can enjoy the fun and games.  It’s available on just about every platform out there.

iPhone
Angry Birds Star Wars - Rovio Entertainment Ltd

iPad
Angry Birds Star Wars HD - Rovio Entertainment Ltd

Kindle Fire

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May the Force be with you!

I often get asked what my favorite iPhone / iPads are, and I thought I would share my current list with you guys. I’m a total app junkie so it was difficult to narrow this down, I tried to make it a top ten, but there are a few more than that so I’m dividing it into a couple posts. Some are favorites because they help make work easier, some make everyday life more enjoyable and some are ministry focused. Also these are in no particular order.

1. Evernote – This is my go to note taker. I use it on my phone for quick photos or audio notes to myself. I also use the iPad version to take notes in meetings or at conferences. It also works great as a desktop app. There’s also the ability to email notes or do web clippings into your notebooks. The best part is they all stay in sync. I find new uses for this all the time.

2. Dropbox – We’ve talked about this before on this blog. This is another one of those services that I use all the time. The Dropbox service allows you keep files in the cloud and keep them in sync across your devices. This app is how you access your files from your iPhone or iPad. Having access to my files anywhere is a life saver. I also love that you can play media files from the app directly.

3. Flipboard – This is my favorite news reader, and sorry, but this is iPad only. I love the way it looks and the way it works. It turns my twitter, facebook, google reader into a dynamic digital magazine. Plus you can read from their curated topics or add your own RSS feeds.

4. TomTom U.S.A. – I have a horrible sense of direction and I do a fair amount of travel, so always being able to find directions to where i need to go is great. I find the built in Google Map to be difficult to use, that’s why I love TomTom. It has a great built in search for locations and then will give take you there. This is a lifesaver.

5. Angry Birds – I don’t feel like I need to explain this one. Love it or hate it, it keeps my kids (and maybe me) occupied.

6. Keynote – This is my go to presentation software on my desktop and the mobile version is a great way to review and make quick changes to a presentation. I actually like the iPad version so much I often start my presentations there.

7. Pages – If I need to do some writing with more formatting than Evernote will let me, I use pages. It’s the best word processor I’ve used on the iPad.

Stay tuned for more apps in part 2.

I must admit, I’m an Angry Birds fan.  On my phone I have the Original, the Holiday and the Rio version.  I even have it on my android device i use for testing sites.  So when I saw this article, Angry Birds hits Chrome Web Store (yes, it’s free), over on 9to5mac I had to try it out.

First you need to download and install the Chrome web browser. You really should do this anyway, it’s my browser of choice. It’s so much faster than Firefox, and I have never been a huge Safari fan.  Did I mention it’s also free. Once you have Chrome installed you can access the Chrome Web App store (you need to log in with your Google account before you can purchase anything).  Next jump to the Angry Birds page and install it.  Now it will be available in your browser so you can waste time when ever you want.  They even have bonus levels just for Chrome users.

And it you’re wondering, the game play is pretty good.

Bonus, the band Pomplamoose covered the Angry Birds theme song, Enjoy!

For all you Android users out there, Amazon launched their long rumored Android AppStore.  I was able to do a little browsing and bought a couple of apps from it. I found it a little easier to use than the regular android marketplace.  It seemed easier to find things, but that could be because the catalog is definitely smaller. I also appreciated that when i searched for “Live Wallpapers” to use on my Nexus S I didn’t get a bunch of soft porn offerings.

One thing they are doing that I’m sure will drive traffic is everyday they are going to offer one paid app for free.  Today is Angry Birds Rio, and I a huge Angry Birds fan, so that just makes it all the better.

If you’re an Android user, it’s worth checking out.  Also pick up the new Angry Birds Rio for free.