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TeleNav GPS Plus Review and Giveaway of 1 year of service

Stopping for directions as I said was never one of my strong suits, but enter the age of GPS and now I just need to know a few key pieces of information and I really should get where I’m going. Well what happens when you don’t have those pieces of information like where’s a nearby restaurants that might have a changing table for kiddo, or a nice place to grab a bite to eat, or the best yet where to get gas. Not just gas stations but this little wonder app will show you the cheapest gas prices as well. Over the course of this summer I’ve saved at least 30 dollars, which when you think about the fact this app is $0.99 for the first 30 days. After your first 30 days are up, take advantage of the special summer offer and get 12 months of TeleNav GPS Plus for just $9.99/year. That’s over 50% off the regular $21.99/year price. Or subscribe for just $2.99/month but this is a limited time offer. To get started with the $0.99 – 30 day trial just download the app from iTunes.

Key features:

  • Find cheap gas prices nearby – updated daily!
  • Get clear spoken turn-by-turn directions from people, not robots
  • Traffic-guided routing helps you avoid traffic jams
  • Auto rerouting takes you to your destination if you ever miss a turn or take a detour
How easy is it to find the cheap gas… you tap the Search button and then choose Gas By Price in the list of categories. You can then select the type of gas (diesel if need be) you are looking for and TeleNav will find those best prices.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. August 31st, 2011.
3 lucky people will be winning the TeleNav GPS Plus for 1 year. Leave a comment below with your favorite feature of the TeleNav GPS Plus and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @TeleNav @dadarocks –http://dad.tc/njM8Xk and you must also comment with the link to your tweet.

Example: I want to win a one year subscription to @TeleNav GPS Plus thanks to #TeleNavDad @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/njM8Xk

You get 1 extra entry for following @dadarocks on twitter – www.twitter.com/dadarocks You must comment that you’re a follower.

You get 1 extra entry for following @TeleNav on twitter – www.twitter.com/TeleNav

You get 1 extra entry for becoming our FAN on facebook – www.facebook.com/dadarocks You must comment that you’re a fan.

You get 1 extra entry for becoming their FAN on facebook – www.facebook.com/TeleNav (and leave a note saying that www.dadarocks.com sent you) You must comment that you’re a fan.

You get 1 extra entry for liking this page on facebook (like button at the top of the post NOTE: you must be signed into facebook for it to work!)

You get 1 extra entry for suggesting and having 3 friends become fans of DaDa Rocks on facebook (and have them leave a note saying you sent them) You must comment with their 3 names.

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner! Limited to the USA.

Disclaimer: TeleNav supplied the prize for this giveaway as disclosed in an earlier post I am compensated by being part of the Navigator and Chief program but all opinions are my own.

Review: Slide-a-ma-jig for iPhone or iPod Touch – Raffle for a free copy

Slide-a-ma-jig [iTunes] is a very creative app where your child can build their own monsters.

There are dozens of monsters to choose from making this app being able to create thousands of crazy cartoons.

On their website you could download a PDF [Link] have your kids draw their own monsters and play the game on paper. Its a wonderfully creative outlet and hopefully you can play along too.

Marc loves it! I shake the iPhone and it creates a random monster and I usually add my own sound effects and Marc does a gut busting laugh. Invite your kids to make stories with the characters they create and give them names.  I feel that this little wonder app can really push the creative powers of a child.

Click on the images for a bigger view.

Disclaimer I was provided this app for testing and the raffle is provide by Lucky Radish as well.

How to win it… Contest ends March 14th. [CLOSED]

You get 1 entry for placing a comment with you’re favorite character [Visit their site for others] and please use some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1  extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily).  Must contain the following information:  @LuckyRadish @dada_rocks –  http://bit.ly/9O89O1 and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example:  I want the @LuckyRadish app from @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/9O89O1

You get 1 extra entry for following me on twitter – twitter.com/dada_rocks

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook – facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

iPhone apps I Love for the baby and for me

Lately there has been a lot of talk of the soon to be announce Apple iSlate and depending on price point I will or will not get one, but let us stick to the topic at hand my iPhone (3G) and the apps that I love for the baby and for me.

There are a ton of things you can do with the default apps installed already you can download music for babies or you download TV shows for your iPhone right from the iTunes store. Here are a couple of my favorites on the music front we have a clear winner with The Laurie Berkner Band (Stay Tuned as I have a full Laurie Berkner post planned for Friday alone) her most popular album is Victor Vito [ iTunes | Amazon ] and her newest is Rocketship Run [ iTunes | Amazon ] and on the TV front Yo Gabba Gabba [ iTunes | Amazon has select DVDs and Digital Video files (wont work on iPhones/iPods)]

Taking first place for me in the apps for babies is…

Wheels on the Bus [ iTunes ] by DuckDuckMoose

They also make a wonderful Itsy Bitsy Spider [ iTunes ] and Old McDonald [ iTunes ]

These are all interactive where things pop, move, fly, and make sounds when tapped. I also have a new favorite which is Free is Baby Flash Cards [ iTunes ].

On the DaDa gaming front…
Fieldrunners, Knights are both tower defense games that I found fun until I bet them.  Recently I’ve been playing Bejeweled 2 (which includes the Facebook game Bejeweled Blitz – which is the sole reason I play).

On the DaDa useful front…
Facebook, New York Times, Twitterific, LinkedIN, FourSquare, Shazam, Now Playing and Fandango.

Whats on your list?