IMO Alternative that’s actually worth using on iPhone

UPDATE: Now IMO doesn’t support ANY third party chatting apps.  🙁  The alternative is still going strong, and still very much recommend it.

IMO was one of the best instant messaging apps for iPhone and iPad until recently when they lost skype and 3rd party support.

There is all kinds of blame going around the web.  People saying Skype and Microsoft shut IMO down, and folks saying IMO doens’t know what they are doing.

Either way, I was out of my favorite Skype app on my iPhone.

I tried the ‘official’ Skype app, and that was literally garbage IMHO.

I finally found one that others have recommended, but now I want to recommend it as well.

It’s called IM+ Pro by SHAPE.

This is a wonderful app that works beautifully with Skype, gTalk and more.  (Those are the ones I need anyway).

Push notifications work great, and the interface is nicely done.

It was well worth the one-time $4.99 price tag.

Click the button below to download from the App Store:


Wii Disney Just Dance – What Does Dad Think?

We got the Disney Just Dance Wii game this Christmas.   I will say that the game is a lot more fun than I thought it was going to be.

As a Dad of 4, I thought this game was going to be a great way to keep the kids busy and active while they were stuck inside the house this winter.  After watching just a couple rounds, I found myself up and looking for the spare Wii remote.

I never knew just how hard it was to keep moving to the beat.  Song after song, I think I’ll get the hang of this right around April 🙂

All the songs inside the game (song listing below) were nice and clean, and even included some of the classics I used to hear when I was a kid.

Our Favorites Just Dances and Scoring?:

Shake it up, SIMP – Squirrels in my pants, This is me and Bear Necessities are our favorite grooving tunes.

Shake it UP:

Bear Necessities:

Like I said above, the dances took a little time for me to get the hang of.  At first, I didn’t know how the game was actually scoring anything I did.

If you look at the pics above, there are 4 little ‘guys’ at the top of the screen.  They tell you how you are doing.

This is the one I saw all the time at first:

When he makes an ‘uh-oh’ sound, that means you missed something.

After a while, when I learned to move on the beat to the music, I started seeing more of these guys:

When they are happy and you are moving on the beat, then give you a big smile and throw little stars out.   If you keep moving to the beat, you eventually get a little ‘flame’ growing at the end – which means you are on fire!

After about a day, I was able to keep up with the wife and kids.  I even won a couple rounds 🙂


Wii Just Dance Disney Party Songs:

The kiddos love the songs inside this game, and we find ourselves looking for them all around the web.  Since I only found a few places with a full listing, I thought I would list them here for you:

Wii Just Dance Disney Party Song Listing:

  • The Bare Necessities – The Jungle Book
  • Be Our Guest- Beauty and the Beast
  • Bibbidi-Bobbidi–Boo- Cinderella
  • Calling All the Monsters- A.N.T. Farm
  • Everything Is Not As It Seems – Wizards of Waverly Place
  • Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat- The AristoCats
  • Fly to Your Heart- Tinker Bell
  • Following the Leader-Peter Pan
  • Hang In There Baby- Good Luck Charlie
  • Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride- Lilo & Stitch
  • Hey Jessie – Jessie
  • Hoedown Throwdown- Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • I Thought I Lost You- Bolt
  • It’s a Small World – It’s a Small World
  • I’ve Got a Dream- Tangled
  • The Muppet Show Theme- The Muppets
  • Shake It Up- Shake It Up
  • S.I.M.P.Squirrels In My Pants- Phineas and Ferb
  • Something That I Want- Tangled
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious- Mary Poppins
  • That’s How You Know- Enchanted
  • This Is Me- Camp Rock
  • Twist My Hips- Shake It Up
  • Under the Sea- The Little Mermaid
  • We’re All In This Together- High School Musical



Tons of Fun – Even for the Dads!

If you are looking for a great way to keep your kids active, (and tire them out for bed) this is a great game to have.

Many great dances, all clean and all age friendly.  I’m sold, and off dancing 🙂

Wii Just Dance at Amazon




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The Proper Samsung Galaxy Car Dock for your Device

The first thing I do when I purchase a phone is buy the Car Dock that is made for that phone.  I don’t like the generic car docks, you know the ones that squeeze the phone in and hold it.  While those may work fine, I prefer the fit and polish of a car dock that was made to hold the phone. 

Samsung creates some awesome phones, and they hit it out of the park with their Galaxy device.  In this post I will show the various car docks that are made to fit the Galaxy device and provide a sweet car experience for you and your android phone!

Samsung Galaxy S3

The anticipation for this phone is un-real.  This is sure to be one of the best phones of 2012.  At the time of writing, the dock for the Samsung Galaxy S3 is not available, but as soon as it comes out, you will certainly see it here.

Samsung Galaxy S2

This dock is for the Samsung Galaxy S2. It fits well and has a quick release tab for mounting/unmounting:

You can grab this on Amazon:

Samsung SGH-i777 Galaxy S II Vehicle Mount Car Kit

Samsung Galaxy / Samsung Fascinate

The starter of them all, the Samsung Galaxy – or Fascinate as it was called on Verizon.  This dock is more plain-jane, but can hold your device well in the car.  It has a sweet price of under $10 too:

Available on Amazon:
Car / Vehicle Mount for Verizon Samsung Fascinate Galaxy S


Samsung Galaxy Note

One of the most intriguing devices I have ever seen is the Samsung Galaxy Note.  This device is plain HUGE, but would be awesome for use in the car!  There is a car dock available for the Samsung Galaxy Note, and it is not to pricey either.

Grab it on Amazon here:
Samsung ECS-K1E1BEGSTA Black Vehicle Navigation Car Mount for the Samsung Galaxy Note


Samsung Galaxy Tab

Last but not least is the Galaxy Tab.  One of the first Android tablets, the Galaxy tab makes a wonderful car media system. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab Vehicle Mount [ECS-V980BEGSTA]


There you have it.  A wonderful line of high-tech devices made even cooler with proper accessories.