Real Life Achievement Maker Contest Sponsored by

New Season and new Contest. This one is a biggie. I will be giving away a free download of Real Life Achievement Maker by once a week for three weeks. You get three chances to win big! Thanks to JebsApps and @jpuent for hooking me up.

Here is the basics of the contest if you didn’t already know:

I will be running this like previous contests.  Just leave a comment on this post  By leaving a comment you are entered into the drawing for the Real Life Achievement Maker App. I will pick one winner each week over three weeks.

So what is Real Life Achievement Maker ( RLA ) ?

RLA Maker is the first iPhone app that lets you create custom Real Life Achievement badges for your photos! All you have to do is enter an achievement title, description, points and select (or take) a photo, it’s that easy!

Next time your out with your friends and someone does something crazy, snap a photo of them in a compromising position and save it as an unlocked achievement! Or, get a group of friends together and visit our “Ideas List” for possible Real Life Achievement, select your favorite ones and see who can accomplish them first (photo proof is required of course)! To verify you’ve completed your achievements, all photos are stored on your device and can be shared with the RLA website or via Facebook and Twitter.

There is a also a Gallery where you can see some of the Achievements already being accomplished.


If you cant wait to win a copy why not Download Now?

Ready to download RLA Maker for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device? Check it out on the App Store!

   For iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.





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Flipboard Gets Resolutionary: Launches Retina Edition for New iPad

PALO ALTO, Calif.March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Starting today there is a new edition of Flipboard™ specifically designed for the stunning Retina™ display of Apple’s® new iPad®. Now, the millions of people who purchase the new iPad will be able to instantly enjoy its richer, deeper and more vivid experience when they use Flipboard.

With the new Retina display Flipboard images are more saturated and sharper, the typography is more comfortable to read and everything feels closer to a true print magazine. Popular for flipping through social news, photos, updates from friends and content from around the world, Flipboard is now an even more immersive reading experience when using the new iPad.

“As people read more and more of their daily news, check social networks and browse photos from friends on their iPad, Apple’s Retina display brings an entirely new level of enjoyment to that part of our lives,” said Evan Doll, co-founder Flipboard. “With a more pleasant Flipboard experience, easier on your eyes and more beautiful to flip through, we believe people will spend even more time reading their Flipboard.”

Flipboard is available for free in Apple App Stores® worldwide.

About Flipboard

Flipboard is the world’s first social magazine. Inspired by the beauty and ease of print media, Flipboard’s mission is to fundamentally improve how people discover, view and share content across their social networks. Start reading your magazine by downloading Flipboard at The company is based in Palo Alto, California and backed by legendary investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer, Index Ventures and Insight Venture Partners. You can follow us at

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Decision collision. How I decided on a e-reader.

I recently decided to reluctantly dive into the e-reader arena and bought a kindle fire. I have fought this urge for a while now.  I am a certified hardcover reader and felt I could not deal without the pleasing heft and feel only a “real” book could afford me. For some reason I could easily discard buying a Cd and focus on mp3 with no issues. I could stop buying movies and use netflix or Hulu without feeling a tinge of guilt. Not books though. Or even comics.  There is something very primally satisfying about holding and reading a book to me.
Unfortunately,  since I also cannot bring myself to sell any of my books once read, I have an extensive collection of hardcover books that are taking up a good portion of my basement bookcases. I spent from the time the kindle Fire was released until now to crunch the numbers and for me, the Fire wins. You might be thinking that I decided on the kindle fire because of its apps or Aneroid underpinnings. Its not even because the majority of my friends have Kindles, although that did help when weighing my decision.

I will share with you what won me over.
1. It fits in my overly large bear claw hands with ease.
2. It has a nicer to navigate screen. (Albeit not always smooth)
3. It feels the most “book like” in my bear claw hands.
4. Most importantly, it has the books and magazines I want to read.

That’s about it really. It just took me this long to compare and contrast features and usability for me. I still long for the heft of a paper book, but I am enjoying the ability to carry thousands of books in less space than a pad of paper. And if you are wondering, we own an ipad and yes it has a kindle app. The ipad is too big to hold in one hand and just ….. read. The other e-readers definitely beat it there which is the last real reason I chose the Kindle Fire.

Hopefully this window into my decision process can help you decide which e-reader is right for you if you are on the fence. 

Talk to you all soon in the next episode of Geek Tech Live!