This was a review that I submitted to the App Store through a few tries but it seems that it never goes through. I tried it in iTunes and through the App Store app itself but to no avail. As a result, I’m posting it here. :P
I mentioned it in my previous post~! It’s my latest freemium obsession. Anyway, I just wanted to point out that I’ve been making use of the blog option over at AdeptGamer! I’ve babbled about some stuff already. Come take a look! XD!
I also want to note that EK has a pretty angry fanbase. ^^ I do have some concern over reports that customer service isn’t responsive. I hope that I never have to contact them. ^^;;
Random aside: One of the best customer service experiences I’ve come across is with Mobage when I couldn’t retrieve my password for my Defender of Texel account because it was linked to some e-mail address that I can’t even remember even till this day. .___.;;; The problem was compounded when I couldn’t prove ownership of the account even with my device ID. The culprit was the e-mail address and I think the Mobage and DOT usernames were different too; it was just messed up. In the end, I regained access to my account after providing receipt numbers to Mobacoin purchases I made … which was actually an idea that I proposed since we were getting no where with Mobage’s textbook account recovery process. :P It may be just that one rep but he made all the difference! I really appreciated the fact that he was patient.
Just a follow up to the post I made back in December where I wrote about some health issues I have namely high blood pressure and an enlarge thyroid gland. Well, the ultrasound lab results for the latter showed negative so the family doctor still doesn’t know what the cause is but, as I mentioned before, the thyroid is still working as it’s supposed to so he’s suggested to do a check up on it every few months or so.
The blood pressure bit’s not really changed. But it could be because I’m not following the DASH diet to a T. ^^ In fact, I’ve been eating more meat than I should. :( The good thing is that I HAVE definitely lost weight. The problem is reducing it further. It’s currently hovering at a point that’s about 6 – 7 pounds less than I used to be at. But there were several days where it was even at lower than that. I suspect the recent intake of white rice and meat (and trying to eat as much as of the homemade loaf of bread as fast as possible) contributed to that.
Anyway, the good thing is that the there hasn’t been any drastic change in blood pressure. I just wish it would show lower values though consider weight loss has happened! But since my hypertension could be something I inherited from my mom, I sometimes wonder if it’ll ever go down. :/
Now for the happier things!
This is one of my most useless and spontaneous posts. I just took screenshots of the folders on my games home screen for the heck of things as an excuse to update this blog.
Here they are.
Honestly, I could probably uninstall literally 70% of them since I only play a handful. ^^ Oh, before I forget to mention, my iPad mini is jailbroken which is why I can cram so many more icons into a single folder than normal. :P For what it’s worth, I’m using FolderEnhancer to achieve that.
Actually, let’s add some substance! I’ll list and write about the ones that I actually load up and spend quality time with these days. Sadly, not all of them are really considered worthwhile. XD
After having played Puzzle & Dragons since its introduction into the mobile gaming scene 2 years ago, I’ve tried out quite a few of its direct clones as well as those inspired by it. (If you don’t know what Puzzle & Dragons (PAD) is, it’s one of the most renown games on iOS and Android in Japan. Click on the link in the first sentence to go to the official English home page for more details.)
Honestly, I’m not even sure PAD was the first that got the ball rolling on the Bejeweled-like puzzle RPG genre but it’s the benchmark I use. Anyway, I think the obvious answer to the question is “anything like PAD will sell”. It’s the same deal with many other popular games.
I received the skin yesterday and I must say that I really love the matte finish. I think I prefer it much more than the glossy look. (I have two devices with glossy skins from GelaSkins.)
Below is a gallery of photos where I show off my mini post-skinned. You’ll notice I ran into some hiccups here and there involving the right side (or left when viewed from the back of the device) where the holes in the skin just wouldn’t go over the buttons properly. There’s also that mysterious hole toward the bottom of the mini. The fold was so terrible at that spot that I ended up cutting it which is why you’ll see a gap below it. :\
Disclaimer: DecalGirl is in no way responsible for how the skin turned out for me so don’t hold them responsible for some of the less than desirable outcomes that are seen in the photos.
In a way, I wish I left the front piece off since I’m not terribly crazy about seeing the pattern there but I’m not going to take it off. ^^ I spent several minutes trying to get to sit right; I must have reapplied it around 3 times. I’m surprised how resilient it is to air bubbles and dust! This is quality adhesive, I tell you!
Overall, I’m pleased with the design I picked. But I have to say that in terms of patterns that appeal to me, I prefer the selection from GelaSkins over DecalGirl. The reason I went with the latter was due to the 25% New Years discount. XD Actually, as of this writing, they have a Valentine’s Day sale going on that ends February 7th. Check it out!
I was looking to replace my iPod touch 4G for the longest time and initially considered the iPod touch 5G but it’s the wimpiest out of the entire generation of new iDevices. Consequently, some apps and games won’t even run on it. I also thought about getting a used, unlocked iPhone 5 but those seem to cost an arm and a leg regardless of the sources I looked at. Finally, after seeing Future Shop put a bunch of 4th gen iPads w/ Retina on sale, I considered getting one. In the end, however, I settled for a 32 GB iPad mini w/ Retina. I have owned it for about a week now and I LOVE IT.
Its size is so perfect to me~! And it’s so fast and light (compared to my other mobile devices)~!! The only things that are slightly annoying are 1) it won’t automatically replace deleted icons in a folder with an icon from a following page. This means that you have to manually move an icon to fill the gap, and 2) you can’t just tap on an image in the photo gallery to get a context menu that’ll bring you to the wallpaper editing screen. :\ (Yes, I know these are problems related to the operating system and not the device itself. :B)
Speaking about wallpapers, every website I looked at will tell you that the wallpaper size for the mini is 1024 x 1024 or 2048 x 2048*. They’re ALL wrong*. The graphic needs to be 2524 x 2524. This is for the Retina/iOS 7 version though so I don’t know if lower OS versions and the older iteration of the mini is different. (This site seems to suggest so.)