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Monday, August 2, 2010

Readdle Giving Away an iPad and Putting All Apps on Sale Until 8/2/10

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 08:56 AM

"To celebrate the 3rd anniversary we are giving away 3 iPads and introducing an ultimate 48 hours sale for all of our applications."

And what a sale it is, putting all of their applications out there for $0.99 USD each. So if you have been hesitant to give ReaddleDocs (our review) or Scanner Pro (our review) a try, now is the time to snag it, but you only have until tomorrow. You can find all of their apps on iTunes [affiliate link], and if you want to enter their contest for an iPad, head on over to the promotion website [link] and see all of the details for entering.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Win a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card in the Easiest Contest Ever

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts Events" @ 09:00 AM

Hey there Thoughts Media community! I was looking through an interesting discussion thread the other day, and I found myself realizing it was somewhat difficult to figure out who was saying what. Why? Because I'm a very visual person, and when I look at a discussion thread, I see avatars before I see the posting name. Back in the phpBB days, everyone had an avatar for their profile - but since we migrated to vBulletin a couple of years ago, it seems like adding an avatar to your profile is no longer the cool thing to do. Well, I say we make it cool again!

Here's all you have to do in order to be in the running to win a $50 gift card for Amazon.com: upload an avatar to your forum profile, and post a message as a response to this post telling me what you'd use the $50 gift card for. That's it - could you possibly imagine an easier contest? :-) If you don't want to upload a picture of yourself, there are many places to find avatars online (here, here, or here for starters). Keep them tasteful, respectful, and a maximum of 100 pixels by 100 pixels in size, and 19.5 KB or smaller. Non-animated GIFs and JPEGs are supported.

One comment per person, and I'll leave this contest open for a full week, closing it down on Thursday the 29th of July at 12pm GMT -7. Let's see those avatars!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Contest for iPhone 4 Owners

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 12:23 PM

http://www.appletell.com/apple/comm...etell+Appletell

"Apple loves their customers so much that they're giving away Bumpers to all iPhone 4 owners. Know who else loves Apple's customers? Fusion of Ideas, which is why they're giving away free (plus shipping) Stealth Armor side pieces to all iPhone 4 owners. Know who else loves Apple's customers? Appletell, which is why we-in cooperation with Fusion of Ideas-are giving away three Stealth Armor skins for iPhone 4."

The fine folks over at Appletell are giving away some Stealth Armor skins for iPhone 4. Appletell has done a review of thes Stealth Armor skins for the iPhone 3G as well as the iPad, and given them high marks. I definitely like the looks, and they are giving away 3 of them so that certainly improves your odds. Head on over to their contest page to get your entry in before the July 25th deadline.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Contest Time! Win XO Skins for Your iPhone 4!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 12:30 PM

http://www.applethoughts.com/news/s...r-iphone-4.html

The folks as XO Skins have generously offered two sets of front and back protection for iPhone 4 owners that play this contest. All you have to do is own an iPhone 4 (or know someone that does I suppose) and reply to this message. The contest ends Friday, July 23rd at noon Pacific (UTC/GMT -7 hours). Two winners will be randomly drawn, and this is only open to readership in the US, sorry.

Remember, if you are new to the forums, give it 72 hours for your post to show up. Winners will be notified via PM in the forums so make sure your notifications are set so you get email alert to new messages. Winners will also have 72 hours to reply in order to get the code or another name will be drawn. Good luck and thanks again to XO Skins!

If you use Twitter, help us out by following @tmAPPLETHOUGHTS and retweeting the contest announcement!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Contest Time! Win Copy of Iron Horse for iPhone or iPad!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 12:36 PM

Garry Kitchen from Appstar Games has generously donated codes for their game The Iron Horse [our review link] to us for a giveaway. We have two codes for iPhone and two codes for iPad. To enter, simply reply to this post. Make sure in your reply that you state which version you want, iPad or iPhone. This is for US iTunes customers only. Simple as that. The contest ends at noon Pacific time on Wednesday, June 9th 2010.

Remember, if you are new to the forums, give it 72 hours for your post to show up. Winners will be notified via PM in the forums so make sure your notifications are set so you get email alert to new messages. Winners will also have 72 hours to reply in order to get the code or another name will be drawn. Good luck and thanks again to Appstar Games!


Friday, May 21, 2010

Contest Time! Win SolarWalk for the iPad! Ends Wednesday 5/26/10

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:00 AM

http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin...d347546771?mt=8

Solar Walk for the iPad is available in the iTunes store for $2.99 USD [affiliate link], but Vito Technologies has generously offered up three codes to give away. This is a short notice contest, so my apologies in advance, reply soon if you want a chance to win. We did a quick look yesterday on Star Walk for the iPad, and this program is a compliment to that one. I'll be doing a quick look for Monday, but wanted to get this posted so three of you could also experience it.

This contest is open to US iTunes customers only, and all you have to do is register in the forums and reply to this posting to enter. Remember, if you are new to the forums, give it 72 hours for your reply to show up. The contest ends on Wednesday, May 26th at noon Pacific time (GMT -7:00). Winners will be drawn randomly and be notified via private message in the forums. Good luck!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Radium Contest Ends Tomorrow!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.applethoughts.com/news/s...-of-radium.html

Reminder, the contest for the OS X Internet radio player Radium ends this Friday, go here to see the contest posting and how to enter.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Contest Time! Win a Speck Fitted2 or SeeThru Satin iPhone Case

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 10:37 AM

http://www.speckproducts.com/

In conjunction with our recent "Quick Look" at the Speck SeeThru Satin and Fitted2 iPhone 3G/3GS cases, we are giving away one of each. First winner will have their choice of either the red SeeThru Satin case shown above left, or the Fitted2 case in Houndstooth Yellow. This contest is open to ANYONE regardless of where you live, and all you have to do is register in the forums and reply to this posting to enter. Remember, if you are new to the forums, give it 72 hours for your reply to show up. The contest ends on Friday, May 21st at noon Pacific time (GMT -7:00). Winners will be drawn randomly and be notified via private message in the forums (make sure you have notifications turned on in the forums so you don't miss out). Good luck!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Reminder, Contest Ends This Friday for Radium

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.applethoughts.com/news/s...-of-radium.html

Reminder, the contest for the OS X Internet radio player Radium ends this Friday, go here to see the contest posting and how to enter.


Friday, April 30, 2010

Contest Time! Win a Copy of Radium!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

In conjunction with the quick look earlier today of Radium, the Internet radio player, the kind folks at CatPig Studios have kindly given us five copies of the program to offer for free to you our loyal readers! This contest is open to ANYONE regardless of where you live, and all you have to do is register in the forums and reply to this posting to enter. Remember, if you are new to the forums, give it 72 hours for your reply to show up. The contest ends on Friday, May 14th at noon Pacific time (GMT -7:00). Winners will be drawn randomly and be notified via private message in the forums. Good luck!


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Contest Time! Win a Copy of Readdle Docs!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

In conjunction with the review that will be posted later today for Readdle Docs, Readdle has kindly offered 4 copies of their file management program for the iPhone to give away. This contest is open to US iTunes customers only, and all you have to do is reply to this posting to enter. Remember, if you are new to the forums, give it 72 hours for your reply to show up. The contest ends on Thursday, April 8th at noon Pacific time, winners will be drawn randomly and be notified via private message in the forums. Good luck!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Reminder: Gomadic Contest Ends This Friday

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 08:00 AM

http://forums.thoughtsmedia.com/f39...rger-97194.html

Quick reminder, contest for the Gomadic 2-in-1 Charger ends this Friday. You can check out the details and the thread here. DO NOT reply to this posting as your entry won't count unless it is to the original contest thread. Thanks!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fast Fingers Might Win You an iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 08:00 AM

http://prmac.com/release-id-11269.htm

"Top app maker CJApps has launched a brand new contest to promote the hit game Finger Maniac 1.1, available on the iPhone and iPod touch devices. In the latest update of the game, players are invited to try the 1Million point challenge. Between the dates of 3/1 and 5/1, players will be able to play this challenging mode and the first to reach 1 million points will win a brand new Apple iPad!"

Basically you get 90 seconds to type out as many 10-letter words, as fast as you can. Once you complete this you get rewarded with points. First person to reach 1 million points is the winner! Contest runs until 5/1 so best get going if you want to be in the running, they are already into day 11 of the contest.


Friday, March 5, 2010

Contest Time, Win a Gomadic Charger !

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Thoughts Site Updates" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.gomadic.com/

The Gomadic chargers are very slick, and we recently did a Quick Look on the 2-in-1 Charger pictured above. If you aren't familiar, the system uses what they call "Tip Exchange" so all you need is one cable and a tip for each device, instead of having to carry around separate charging cables. They pretty much cover every device know to man, or at least it seems that way (the brand list is here).

Now the folks at Gomadic are being generous enough to give away four (4) of their 2-in-1 Charging cables as well as two tips to be chosen by each winner. Since Gomadic has such wide coverage on devices, this is a network-wide contest. To win, all you have to do is go to the Tip Exchange page and pick two of the charging tips you want to go with your 2-in-1 Charger. Post the two numbers along with a reply to this post and you are entered. You MUST post the two tip numbers in your reply or your entry won't be counted.

One post per person, and the contest closes on Friday the 19th of March at 12pm Pacific time, GMT -7. This contest is world-wide with Gomadic providing the shipping. Remember that all first posts in our system are held in moderation, so if this contest entry is your first post, please wait up to 48 hours before getting concerned if your post hasn't shown up yet - it will. Winners will be contacted via private forum message, so have email notifications turned on. Winners will have 72 hours to claim their prize.


Monday, March 1, 2010

iTunes Hits Ten Billion Song Mark

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdai...is-this-really/

"When Steve Jobs personally called Woodstock, Georgia native Louie Sulcer to tell him he'd won Apple's iTunes Store 10 Billion Song Sold contest, Sulcer first thought was that he was being pranked. "He called me and said, ‘This is Steve Jobs from Apple.' I said, ‘Yeah right,' " Sulcer tells Rolling Stone."

I don't blame him, I think I'd be a little hesitant to believe that Steve Jobs was calling me. Fitting choice for winning though, as the winner picked a Johnny Cash song called "Guess Things Happen That Way."


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Win a Customized MacBook Pro, From Microsoft

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Laptops" @ 12:00 PM

http://macofficelovesyou.com/macworld-sweepstakes/

"Enter to Win a Custom-Color MacBook Pro and Office 2008 for Mac. Microsoft Office for Mac loved the Mac community since way back when. What's the perfect gift for a long-term commitment?"

Pretty simple rules, just follow them on Twitter, or ReTweet @OfficeforMac and include the hashtag #officeformac. The contest ends on February 25th, 2010 and is only open to US and Canadian residents. You can go here to get all the information. Oh, you also get a copy of Office 2008 along with the 2.53GHz MacBook Pro.


Monday, February 15, 2010

PixyMe, a Quick Look and a Contest!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 08:00 AM

http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin...d348689353?mt=8

PixyMe is a fun little application for the iPod Touch or iPhone, that lets you modify various photos within the program. If what you find isn't what you need, you can use own photo library to create greetings that you can either email, post on Facebook or send via US Mail. If you have ever wanted to add some comments to a photo and send a special greeting, this may be just what you need.

Read more...


Friday, February 12, 2010

Countdown to 10 Billion Songs Contest From Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/02/11...ongs-promotion/

"Apple today unveiled a "Countdown to 10 Billion Songs" promotion via the iTunes Store, offering the contest winner a prize of a $10,000 iTunes gift card. A counter on the main iTunes Store page and Apple's home page currently displays in excess of 9.8 billion downloads."

You can check out the rules here, but basically you can make up to 25 entries per day by purchasing/downloading songs from the iTunes store, or by filling out an entry form on Apple's web site. The contest ends once the 10 billionth song has been purchased/downloaded. It was in 2006 that they held the One Billion Song contest and so in approximately four years to achieve this level is pretty amazing.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Google Doodle Contest

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://mashable.com/2010/02/03/dood...able+(Mashable)

"Today Google is kicking off its third installment of Doodle for Google, a yearly nationwide art contest for students in grades K-12. Eligible students can submit their own "Google Doodles," and the winning Doodle will appear on Google's homepage for one day. Plus the winner and his or her school will receive money and scholarships."

This year's theme is "If I Could Do Anything, I Would..." The idea, obviously, is to get those kids dreaming about what they would do or want to do in their future. You can get all the details at the official site and the school registration deadline is March 17th, with a deadline of submissions on March 31st, 2010. Cool contest.


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Space Time Contest Winners!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Thoughts Site Updates" @ 11:47 AM

http://forums.thoughtsmedia.com/f39...ouch-96691.html

Image Credit: dianechamberlain.com

The four contest winners of the iPhone program "Space Time" [contest link] are in no particular order: Dyvim, mwfielder, ironguy and deslock. Congrats and redeem your codes (sent via mail to your forum email box) soon as there is an expiration date on them.


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