iPad App Review - House Band

~ Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8:57 AM ~

I had earlier reviewed 2 apps under the same developer, 'The House That Went On Strike' and 'David and Goliath' and this time when the developer contacted me to request me to review their next app, of course I'm all for it! Without further ado, here goes my feedback...

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* Title: House Band
* Price: $0.99
* Category: Entertainment
* Released: Mar 06, 2013
* Version: 1.2
* Size: 42.9 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Jumping Pages Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Description from the product page:

"Conduct the characters from “The House that Went on Strike!”  Touch, interact, and create your own band by bringing the appliances from the House to musical life with sounds created by two-time Grammy winner Vernon Reid.  As the House band maestro, make irons, washers, dryers, toasters and blenders come to life using 20 original sound loops and sounds, compiling five tracks at the same time, recording your own voice and emailing musical compositions with the press of a button."

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* This entertaining app is a continuation of 'The House That Went On Strike' app and it's nice to see the familiar objects and characters in this app.

* I love the interesting and catchy tunes of the various combinations of sounds you can come up with! Just switch between the family characters, the household appliances and you get different type of tunes and songs!

* A fun and entertaining app to get your child to be creative and appreciate the different type of tunes and effects it can give!

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You can purchase the "House Band" app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

Keeping A Good Name...

~ Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 8:16 AM ~

If there is one particular thing I could remember well of the many many things I learned from my late father, it is that our name is very, very, very, important.

A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
~ Proverbs 22:1 (NIV)

"Never take it for granted and always take your signature seriously." This is what I remembered my late father telling me long, long ago...

My late father once taught me the 2 different type of signatures he had when he signed for documents, one easy and simple to sign for petty unimportant documents and the other serious-I-mean-business type of signatures which he only used for banking documents and important paperworks.

Because of my dad, I always keep in mind that I will not simply allow my name to be used by others without proper justifications and especially for their personal gains.

Because of my dad, I am extremely wary when people close to me asked for my help to be guarantor and so on.

The prudent see danger and take refuge,
    but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.
~ Proverbs 22:3 (NIV)

No matter how lucrative the returns or how honest or great promises given in exchange for my name to be used, I will politely excused myself out of the requests.

I am writing this as I dearly prayed that my loved ones will get the meaning of this. How important it is to hold onto our precious name and not let it be abused.

B-E-S-T Birthday gift E-V-E-R!

~ Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10:56 AM ~