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Monday, January 25, 2010

XO Skins Contest Winners

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Thoughts Site Updates" @ 09:00 AM

Congrats to HueMan, andrew_lee, txa1265 and dlindman, our winners in the XO Skins contest. Their products shipped out last week so depending on where you are, you should see something in your mailbox this week. Again, congrats and thanks for entering! 

Tags: contest, xo skins

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Do You Play SPB Quads? Win Amazon Gift Certificates If You Do!

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

"SPB Software begins the year with announcing a contest for the worshippers of SPB Quads - one of the most addictive games in our portfolio."

The folks over at SPB have a contest for you if you play their new game, Quads SPB Quads. There is more info at their website, but the basics are as follows: To participate, any owner of an iPhone or a Windows Mobile touchscreen version has to play the game in "Time Trial" mode and publish his/her result on our website through Online Highscore tab inside the app. Please, mind that the contest is time limited and will last from 12:00 PM GMT January 20th 2010 till 12:00 PM GMT February 8th 2010 .

You can get more info at the site they have set up for it here, and the app itself is $0.99 USD.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Win a Copy of Scanner Pro for iPhone! Time Sensitive so Hurry!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 09:00 AM

I have 3 codes available for a copy of the iPhone application Scanner Pro. I have a review of the program I'm posting tomorrow, but the codes are time sensitive (they expire in 3 days) so wanted to get this out as soon as possible. The first THREE replies to this post are the ones that will get the code, its a $4.99 USD program and it really is a slick application!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Reminder, XO Skins Contest Almost Over!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Thoughts Site Updates" @ 07:00 AM

Just a reminder, it isn't too late to enter the XO Skins contest so head on over to the forum thread to get in on the action! Contest ends January 1st 2010. Replies to this message do NOT count as an entry, you must reply to the forum thread located here.

Tags: contest, xo skins

Monday, December 28, 2009

Contest Time! Win a Speck SeeThru!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Thoughts Site Updates" @ 10:00 AM

Now that Christmas has passed, I'm sure that some of you were on the nice list, and may have even been given a new white UniBody MacBook. If that is the case, then this is the contest for you!

The generous folks at Speck have given us two cases to give away, and to enter all you have to do is post a message in the discussion thread. The first winner, chosen randomly from the messages, will get his or her choice of the clear or the red Speck SeeThru case, designed specifically for the white MacBook Unibody. Obviously, the 2nd winner will get the remaining one. Just so you know, the clear case has been opened as I used that for my review posted earlier today, however everything that came with the case is intact. The contest closes on January 11th, 2010 at 12pm, which is UTC/GMT -8. Winners will be contacted via private message in the forum and will have 72 hours to claim their prize from time of notification. Good luck, and if this is your first post, it may take up to 72 hours for it to show in the thread.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Contest Time! Win an XO Skin for Your Electronic Device!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Thoughts Site Updates" @ 01:06 PM

I just posted a review of the XO Skin for the iPhone over at Apple Thoughts, and the kind folks from XO Skin decided to give away some of their products to our lucky readers! They cover a wide variety of products, from Apple MacBooks to Dell Laptops to Palm to Blackberry to, well, you get the idea. Since they do cover a wide variety of products, we are going to make this a network-wide contest, four winners total! So, all you have to do to enter is post a message in the discussion thread telling us what type of device you would cover with an XO Skin. One skin per person (your choice of what skin you want) and the contest closes at 12pm on January 1st, 2010, which is UTC/GMT -8. This contest is world-wide. Winners will be contacted via private message in the forum and will have 72 hours to claim their prize from time of notification. Good luck!

UPDATE: There is only one contest thread, so if it is your first post, it may take up to 72 hours for it to show up.

Also, if you want to get $2.00 USD off of any product that XO Skins sells, they have generously provided a coupon code to use: applethoughts2off

Tags: contest, xo skins

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Win 1 of 3 Pairs of SHURE SE210 Earphones

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 11:00 AM

We've got another great contest for you, and this time because it's an accessory that works with so many different products, it's a network-wide contest. The prizes? I'm giving away three pairs of SHURE SE210 Earphones (MSRP $179.99 USD), courtesy of the generous folks at Shure. Our very own David Tucker reviewed this earphones back in September, and he loved them - so I'm sure the three winners will as well. The SE210's feature a noise-isolating sleeves that block 90 percent of the ambient noise, and the more noise you can block out, the more you can enjoy your tunes.

What do you have to do to win? Simply post a message in this discussion thread telling me which type of device (or devices) you'd use the headphones with. A Windows Mobile smartphone? A Zune? An iPod? An iPhone? A netbook or laptop? That's it - one post per person, and the contest closes on Tuesday the 15th of December at 12pm GMT -7. This contest is world-wide; I'll be shipping you the prizes myself.

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 ensure that you have email notifications turned on. Winners will have 72 hours to claim their prize.

Let's see those entries!

UPDATE:The contest is now closed, and the three winners are GqSkrub, webguy248, and deenoo. Thanks to everyone for entering - it was great to see so many entries! And big thanks to SHURE for donating the prizes!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

SPB Software Survey and Contest

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

"SPB Software, world's leading mobile software developer, invites all mobile users to participate in its sixth annual SPB Survey. The SPB Survey is a questionnaire that captures user preferences and builds up a combined report that identifies the changing user profiles, mobile device expectations and the handset use cases. This report is expected to be released in early December 2009."

You can go here to take the survey, and be entered in their contest. A few random participants will receive prizes, the top one being a mobile device of your choice as long as the price is under $1,000.00 USD. 2nd place winner will receive $100.00 USD of smartphone accessories from Smartphone Experts and 3rd place will receive $100.00 USD of software from SPB.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Magic Mouse Giveaway

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

All you have to do is subscribe to Matt's Macintosh YouTube video channel and you are entered, but only two days remaining so act fast if you want a chance to win a Magic Mouse.

Friday, August 14, 2009

iSkin Has a Contest For You!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 11:00 AM

"iSkin has posted their Ultimate Back-to-School contest on their website today, where one person could win an awesome prize package worth $2,500. Entries will be accepted till 11:59 PM EST on September 15, 2009."  

The contest has started, so if you live in Canada or the Continental US, head over to their contest site to get all the details and to enter. The grand prize winner will receive quite a bundle of gifts including a MacBook, an iPod Touch and a Mighty Mouse, along with a variety of iSkin covers. They also will be giving out a $50.00 USD iSkin gift card to 10 lucky 2nd place winners. As a bonus, anyone entering will get 50 free music downloads from emusic

Thursday, July 30, 2009

SBSH SafeWallet: Win a Free Copy!

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 07:00 AM

SBSH has very graciously offered us two copies of SafeWallet to give away to you all!

Yesterday I posted my review of SBSH SafeWallet and I was very impressed with it. Now it's your turn to get yourself a free copy of both the iPhone / iPod Touch app and the accompanying Windows Companion (which also includes importing, so if you're moving from one of the other applications out there or migrating from a Windows Mobile device, this will probably be a big relief for you!) all for leaving a comment on this post!

In your comment tell us A: what you're going to protect, or B: what app you're migrating from (and if it's another platform, note it so we can all share in your indoctrination into the cult!). Winners will be chosen randomly from all the submissions. Unfortunately because of Apple's system, you have to be a US App Store user to use the promo codes if you win, but if you've found a way around that, that's your business!

There you have it. The rules are simple. We'll end this contest at 11:00pm Eastern Time Friday July 31st and the winners will be announced on Monday (but I'll be in touch over the weekend to get some details for you to send you your respective codes).

Good luck and a special thanks to our friends at SBSH for providing the copies for the giveaway!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Aspects Contest Reminder

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 01:00 PM

Don't forget about our contest for Codesparq's Aspects, the exceptional Aspect Ratio Calculator for the iPhone and iPod Touch. All it takes is a comment here on what you plan to use it for and that's it. 3 winners will be chosen at random and get a free copy of the app!

Note: the comment must be about what you're going to do with the app. General discussion on the app itself is fine in that thread, but it won't count as a contest entry.

Good luck, and as I said earlier, there are plenty more contests on the way so keep reading!

We're going to pick a winner on Wednesday of next week.

WWDC Contest Winners

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Thoughts Site Updates" @ 09:00 AM

As I was sitting here this morning, I realized I had some prizes to give away! We picked the winners already and completely forgot to actually give away the prizes!

For the WWDC Giveaway, we asked you all to come up with your predictions, and we promised a brand new Vaja iPhone 3G case for the one who got the most correct and the one who went most out on a limb. Here are your winners...

Firstly, the Winner... mwfielder for getting the most predictions correct.

And the winner, unanimously, for most out on a limb for being a complete smart___ is long-time reader, commenter, and sarcastic genius, doogald with this prediction:

And, of course, his followup:

Classic! Congratulations guys. Hit up the Contact page at the top and send me your shipping details so I can get the cases out to you. We have a couple of contests on their way in the next few days that I'm waiting on the prizes for, so keep watching and reading!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Feel Like Designing a MacBook Skin? Here is Your Chance

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Laptops" @ 10:00 AM

"If you'd like to see your design on a laptop and earn a little extra money to boot, head over to Infectious and check out their Cut to the Core design contest."

Ever feel like you could do a better job at designing a MacBook skin than whoever designed the last one you purchased? Well now you have that opportunity. The folks at Infectious have a contest called "Cut to the Core Design Contest" and they want your entry for a new MacBook/MacBook Pro skin. The contest is open until August 4th and you can win a cool $1,000.00 US for first prize, along with $100.00 US of Infectious products and 5% of the net sales from your product. Not a bad deal.

Friday, June 5, 2009

WWDC is Coming... Time For Predictions and a Contest!

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 06:00 AM

Alrighty, folks.  WWDC is upon us, so you have the whole weekend to get your predictions on the record.  I have some beautiful Vaja and Senna iPhone 3G cases in my goodie bag to give away, so here's what we're going to do...

In the comments section, leave 3-5 predictions for WWDC.  We'll give away one case to a random commenter, and one case to the person who went most out on a limb and hit a nail on the head.  The cases are valued anywhere from $30 to $75 so this is a good giveaway for you all to take part in, and it's pretty easy stuff.


1.  Minimum 3 predictions per post. One entry per thread, although you're welcome to post as much as you want, we'll only count one post.

2.  Open to residents of the US and Canada only for the cases but international readers can have a $35 electronic Amazon gift certificate if they happen to win.

4.  Editors of the site will judge whose predictions were best including whether or not they just repeated what we already knew.  More weight will be given to those that don't predict the obvious.

5.  Don't flood the comments section with multiple lists of predictions just to win the "random reader" prize.

6.  All decisions are final.

7.  No whining!

Good luck, and here's to a great WWDC!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hey Architects, Design an Apple Store

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

"Chicago's Halsted Street will soon be the site of a unique Apple Store -- the first with three sides exposed. When seated on the odd piece of land, the store will offer visibility from every direction and 650 linear feet of storefront."

The folks over at have this nifty little contest in which you design-types might have an interest. This space is a triangle shaped swath of land and they want to see what you can do with the space. Its all about the exterior, but if you want to go the extra mile and do something about the interior feel free. The contest runs until June 15th, and the winner will receive a $100.00 USD Apple Gift Card. This is only for the site and not for Apple, and anything submitted is considered under Creative Commons license.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fast Typing in Fast Cars. Love it.

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 11:00 AM

"When Crave UK gets bored, odd things happen. We'll fly RC planes through the streets, we'll dress up in costumes and expose our cleavages, hell, we'll even drag a big-ass 20-inch laptop through the London Underground--just for kicks. We think you'll agree our latest stunt continues this tradition of recklessness. In the video above, we decided to pit an iPhone against a Netbook to see which is the true king of mobile productivity. Rather than attempt this stunt on a train or in a coffee shop, we thought we'd do it in the back of a $1.47 million rally car. Yup, that's how we roll."

And there you have it... The iPhone is the king of fast typing.

Or maybe not, but it was probably really fun working it out!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Win a Copy of Bubble Shuffle!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 09:30 AM

"Bubble Shuffle is a fun undersea-themed word-building game perfect for adults and children. Every level is a puzzle for you to solve, with a word made out of bubbles that has been shuffled."

Thanks to the fine folks at Astraware, we have 3 copies of Bubble Shuffle to giveaway to our readers (US iTunes App Store only). In order to win one of these fun wordplay games, it couldn't be simpler.

I did the review on the game so I obviously played it. How well did I do? How much skill as a wordsmith do you think I have? All you have to do is put on your guessing cap and reply to this post with the number of words, out of 216, that I was able to guess. I was able to get to level 14 before the game ended but how many words did I actually guess?

The closest 3 answers will win a copy of Bubble Shuffle, all posts must be in by midnight EST on Tuesday February 24th.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sena Giveaway Is Officially Over

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Thoughts Site Updates" @ 10:00 AM

And with that, contest number one goes down to the history books. We'll be picking the winner this afternoon and announcing it on Friday, 1/2/09 along with our next contest. Good luck to everyone who entered!

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's that time of year again!

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Thoughts Site Updates" @ 06:52 AM

'Twas the day before the giveaways and all through the site...

Santas were dancing on a background of white.

The Mac fans were reading in hopes of some news

While the iPhone and iPod fans sought out reviews.

And then came the sound that we wanted to hear

From the man in the red suit with lots of reindeer.

So some friendly advice to all I'll relay,

There's one thing that you can do before our giveaway.

Whether a joiner or whether a quitter,

You'll want to follow @applethoughts on good old Twitter.

Tomorrow we give you a tweet to reshare,

And our editors' eyes will be watching you there.

For some of you tweeting, a gift will be coming.

For those that ignore, you won't be in the running.

Now go forth and join and read our opining,

and remember the rules, most important, no whining.

Multiple giveaways starting tomorrow...

And given at random to those who follow.

Instructions are coming, so please watch this space,

Randomness, surprises, and giveaways are all on their way.

But for now I must go and I must prepare

and make sure our prizes are all wrapped with care.

It's Christmas at Apple Thoughts, your favorite Mac site,

and the gifts are for you, Merry Christmas, good night.

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