Monthly Archives: August 2012

Whats My IQ App Pro Walkthrough and Guide – iPad, iPhone and Android

What’s my IQ Pro edition complete cheats, walkthrough and guide.  What’s my IQ pro test app is made by Orangenose studios and is available from the Appstore for $0.99.  Here is the FULL game guide for What’s my IQ pro HD.

The first 50 questions in What’s my IQ Pro are the same as the FREE edition.  For questions and answers to What’s my IQ FREE and the first 50 puzzle questions please see the nerdr.com Guide to the first 50 questions in What’s my IQ.

Now on to the What’s my IQ PRO puzzle guide and questions 50 to 100.

Puzzle 51 – Replace the tires on the car.  Drag and drop the tire on the right hand side over the tire/tyre on the left hand side.

Puzzle 52 – Quickly tap the thing three times AFTER it explodes.  Wait until the timer finishes, then casually tap the thing three times.

Puzzle 53 – The average of three numbers is 6.  the average of two of these numbers is 5.  What is the third number?  ANSWER is 8.   You can solve it using Algebra.

Puzzle Question 54 – Bring the red button to the left side.  Turn your iPhone, iPod or iPad upside down so the left is right and right is left.

Puzzle 55 – Place the cups into their respective dotted lines puzzle.  Easy!  Start from the bottom row and work up.

Puzzle 56 – Replace the front tire with the spare tire.  I bet you tried the same thing as last time right? ANSWER first drag the front tire away from the car, then move the spare tire into the front tire position on the car.

Puzzle 57 – Tap the numbers from small to big.  Easy question with balloons.  You know this will come back and trick you next time.

Puzzle 58 of 101 in What’s my IQ Pro – Tap the cake after coffee but before tapping cola twice.  Coffee, then cake, then coca cola twice.

Puzzle 59 – Burst the balloons in ascending order.  Here is the trick question you knew was coming!  When you see the 9 turn the device upside down so it looks like a 6.  Now you can tap it correctly.  Then for 9 turn it upside down again too so it looks like 9 and not 6 before tapping.  This What’s my IQ pro app on Nerdr.com.

Puzzle 60 – Switch on both lightbulbs at the same time.  Rotate your Apple iPod touch, iPhone or iPad device to the left.  Now the red button will slowly cover the blue button allowing you to turn on both lights.

Puzzle 61 – Tap the slowest star.  Of course it is the WORD star in the question.

Puzzle 62 – Turn on all LEDs to open the safe.  Press A,B,C,F.  It was my first random guess.

Puzzle 63 – Catch the butterfly before it flies away.  Forget the net and just tap on the butterfly with your finger.

Puzzle question 64 – Tap 3 bicycles.  Of course again, just tap on the word bicycle in the question three times.

Puzzle 65 – Quick! Burst 3 red balloons.  Simple…you know a trick is coming.

Whats My IQ App Walkthrough and Guide – iPad, iPhone and Android

What’s my IQ ™ app Guide comes in Pro and normal versions for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.  HD and non HD are available from the App store.  What’s my IQ 100 questions was made by Orangenose studios and attempts to test your creative thinking skills.  Here are the puzzle solutions for those looking to cheat with puzzle answers.

Puzzle 1 – Slide to the LEFT!.

Puzzle 2 – What number is the biggest? 36 is the biggest number in size.

Puzzle 3 – 5 is equal to 1.

Puzzle 4 – Mary is the sister-in-law of my dad’s only brother.  What is Mary to me? Mother.

Puzzle 5 – Which number is the smallest?  click on “number”. Checkpoint reached.

What’s my IQ app guide and walkthrough – Question 6 – Biggest possible number? 999.

Puzzle 7 – Which direction is the torchlight facing?  It’s facing the LEFT button.

Puzzle 8 – If there are 6 sisters in a family, each has 1 brother, how many children in total in the family? 7, they all have the same brother guy.

Puzzle 9 – Tear the note into 2 pieces.  Hold the left and right side and tear the dollar note into two.

Puzzle 10  -How many candles on the cake? 0 The candles are not on any cake!

Puzzle 11 – Correct the arrows – hold up the iPod, iPad or iPhone so the UP arrow is pointing up.

Puzzle 12 – Which direction is the torchlight SHINING again? NONE.

What’s my IQ guide Puzzle 13 – Tap the pail with water.   Touch and hold the words PAIL and WATER at the same time and release.

Puzzle 14 – Clean up the car.  Scrub the car with your finger until it is clean. Nerdr.com

Puzzle 15 – Puzzle is to create an Earthquake – shake device until the bling.

Puzzle 16 – Correct the left arrow.  Correct the Arrows again.  Rub the ‘s’ from “Arrows” until it disapears.

Puzzle 17 – Tap quickly reflex test with lightbulb.

Puzzle 18 – Put all objects into the dotted lines.  Put the odd triangle shape into the star shape.

Puzzle 19 – Tap all the EVEN numbers.  Remember to tap the word “even”.  22, 14 and EVEN.

Puzzle 20 – Which pail has water again? Tap the pail with water again. Turn device upside down and tap the bucket with water coming out of it.

What’s my IQ walkthrough from http://nerdr.com – Puzzle 21 – What color is the opposite of Blue? Answer is Brown.  I have no idea why.

The Curse Walkthrough and Guide – iPad, iPhone and Android

The Curse walkthrough and guide for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices. The Curse app is created by Mojo Bones Ltd. and Toy Box.  This guide for The Curse contains hints and tips for completing the puzzles, there are spoilers.

Leave a comment below if you know the solution to a puzzle that’s missing!

Welcome to the complete The Curse guide and walkthrough for iPad, iPhone and Android.

Puzzle 1 – Tangram number 1 puzzle. Puzzle is to place the shapes into the big M.  Two blue triangles at top corners of M.  Big orange triangle in biddle bottom point of M.  on right, green square and point is red triangle.  On left red triangle and skewed rectangle.

Puzzle 2 – Riddle puzzle 1.  We’re here all the time, but can’t always be seen.  The more light there is, the less light we gleam.  Solve the riddle in The Curse app, Answer is on the next line.

Answer is STARS – Bille from the comments.

Puzzle 3 – Magic squares number 1. Fit the numbered tiles into the grid so that all directions must add up to 15.  6 in top left, 9 in middle right.  Solution is top row: 6,7,2.  Second row: 1,5,9.  Bottom row: 8,3,4.

Puzzle 4 – Sliding blocks #1.  Answer and solution for the first sliding puzzle, puzzle number 4, in The Curse App comes from Jessi in the comments.  Puzzle 4 What To Do : Make sure all the cubes are at the top in the right corner, all the rectangles are in the bottem right corner, move the picture left and down, then move the picture down and keep moving the cubes and rectangles round the outside of the board.

Puzzle 5 – Button Gauge #1. Hint: Easy reaction test.

Puzzle 6 – Match it #1. No cheats or hint required. Easy, trial and error.

Puzzle 7 – Bulbs sequence number 1. Copy the bulbs sequence – easy!

Puzzle 8 – The Curse App tangram puzzle number 2 “house layout”.  Answer with screenshot solution in the comments below by i_maq. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4821935/IMG_1630.PNG

Puzzle 9 – Draw the line #1. Draw 5 lines to separate the balls into yellow and red pairs in this The Curse puzzle.  Line 1 – Top left corner to bottom right corner.  Top nail 5 to left nail 5 down from top.  left nail 5 from top to bottom nail 4.  top nail 5 to bottom nail 5.  Top nail 6 to right nail 4.

Puzzle 10 – Riddle number 2. Pay attention to every line, and look for the answer.  Perhaps you should fold? Everything you need is here, right on this page.  Solution is on the next line.

Answer is PAPER! – Jenny23 from the comments!

Puzzle 11 – Question Circuit #1. Connect the colored circuits and bridge a connection between the colored nodes.  Yellow and green are easy.  Nerdr.com Pink goes under yellow and over blue.

Puzzle 12 – Jars Puzzle #1, divide the liquid as shown. Solve the dilemma by moving the liquid from one jar to another.  Hint is 8 to 5, 5 to 3, 3 to 8.  You have 6 in the 8 jar and 2 in the 5 jar.  Pour 5 into 3, 8 to 5, 5 to 3 and 3 to 8 for solution.  Bille from the comments.

Puzzle 13 – Lights out #1.  Turn off all the lights. Middle, and then every corner.

Puzzle 14 – Untangle number 1.  Untangle the screen so no lines of thread are crossing. Keep moving until you see all white.  Trial and error puzzle.

Puzzle 15 – Sliding Blocks puzzle number 2.    HELP.

Puzzle 16 – Burn the rope 1. Burn the rope segments in the correct order so that you touch every knot only once and eventually return to the starting know.  Solution is start from bottom left corner knot.

Puzzle 17 – Logic wheel. Match the gems to their correct positions as indicated by the diagram, match the inscribed pattern. Keep working it. No solution possible!

Puzzle 18 – Draw the Line number 2. Divide into pairs of red and yellow.  Answer is top 2nd to bottom 5th, top 5th to bottom 5th, left 5th to right 4th, right 3rd to bottom 6th and finally right 5th to bottom 4th. Answered by Nerdr.

Puzzle 19 – Riddle number 3.  Look inside to find the answer.  I am key to your survival.  Does this strike a chord?.  Answer, hint and cheat to solve this riddle on the next line.

Answer is not blood, not heart, ORGAN.  Larry C posting this answer to the comments.

Puzzle 20 – Hamiltonian #1.  Make a circuit using every nail. One of my personal favorite puzzles – Nerdr.com Keep trying, you’ll get it eventually.  Top and right hand side nails are all along edge.

Viglink Review

Viglink reviewed over our recent trial period to see how well it converts. Note this Viglink review also compares Viglink to Skimlinks because we now have data for both.

The key point against Viglink is it has no clearly accessible merchant list and no indepth reporting systems.  Key point FOR VIGLINK is it earned over double the revenue of Skimlinks over the trial period!

Click here to see the new Viglinks homepage.

Viglink background and recap: Viglink founder and CEO is MIT and Harvard AI pro Oliver Roup, CTO is Christian Romming.  ’11 series B raised $5.4 million leading to a $7 mil total, approximately matching Skimlinks investment to date as of end ’11 according to the Viglinks Crunchbase article.  The general online consensus is Viglinks is slightly behind in terms of functionality from Skimlinks at this point in time.  Particularly in areas of reporting and serious questions as to why Viglinks lacks a viewable merchant list with commission transparency.

The Viglink address is 420 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 United States according to their online Linkdin profile.

Reasons to install Viglink

  • Viglink affiliate commission is set at 30% commission on the entire first year affiliate earnings of referred users.  30% is huge in comparison to the Skimlinks 10%-12%.
  • According to Viglink representative Whitney (See her Skimlinks article comments here), Viglinks is backed by Google Ventures (Rich Miner managing).  Google Ventures also houses ex Digg 60 million poster boy Kevin “V4″ Rose following his departure from Milk.com earlier this year, so you know Viglink will pay out.
  • Viglink seems to have a slightly higher CTR than Skimlinks across the 4 sites and 4 accounts we use for testing.  Although this result was statistically insignificant due to the variety of content types tested and variability of pages.
  • Because of the higher CTR, Viglink earned a higher revenue CPM of almost double the Skimlinks CPM.

Viglink vs. Skimlinks

  • Viglink has fewer options in their publisher control panel.  Things like page link density, which Skimlinks offers, is missing as an option.  This means your page can be covered in links if you mention Amazon or Ebay repeatedly.
  • Viglink offers a merchant checker service if you already have a merchant in mind to check.  I could not find a Viglink merchant list anywhere on the site.
  • Merchant Commission rates are NOT shown explicitly anywhere.  This is huge, you don’t know what you’re getting.  Skimlinks offers a “browse Merchants” option once signed up, this Skimlink merchants list shows commission rates clearly displayed.
  • It’s a small point but Viglinks page design is not as good as Skimlinks.  The text is vertically stretched 2x and there’s too much white-space and scrolling.  Viglinks has a busier accounts screen with less scrolling and more options along the top.  This gives the impression that Skimlinks is the lead and Viglink is still playing catchup.
  • Skimlinks offers more reports than Viglinks.
  • Viglink offers a similar javascript script to install as Skimlinks.  and both work essentially the same, replacing certain keywords with commission generating affiliate links.

Viglink Review conclusion

In terms of functionality it’s a thumbs uncertain for Viglinks.  I want to recommend Viglink for providing a juicy referral fee of 30%, but lack of merchant transparency and detailed reporting is hurting them.  Why would an affiliate service not state the commission rates offered?  Yes Viglink aggregates affiliates so you could argue individual commission sare unimportant, but it’s useful when comparing services, for example, Skimlinks to Viglinks.

Viglink does not have a merchants list or show merchant commissions.

Without knowing commission rates for Viglink merchants affiliate links the only way to know who wins in Skimlink vs. Viglink is to split test.  This means more work on the back end to set up the split test and more work tracking it all.

Like with the Skimlinks review, I would strongly recommend trialling Viglink on a  forum or other site with many repeat visitors who trust community representatives.  Alternatively, Skimlinks and Viglink could work great on a product review site of any kind.  Lack of fine tuning of links per page/density options hurts Viglinks.

Both Skimlinks and Viglink essentially handle product shopping comparison and affiliate link localization for you.  Any website owner who has used the Amazon or Ebay direct affiliate programs will know how difficult affiliate link localization is to get right.  European visitors clicking on US Amazon ads and earning no revenue is a thorn in all Blog and Forum owners sides.

Both services (Viglink and Skimlinks) seem to have their individual pros and cons and in the end it’s all about revenue generation so you can do what you do best.  For that reason, Skimlinks vs Viglink is a draw.  Try them both, see which generates the most revenue and go with the highest earner, it’s the only way to tell which script is best for your individual use case.

Link to Skimlinks:

Skimlinks or Viglinks? – no clear winner, try both, track, split test, profit.

Late Edit: We continue using Viglink over skimlinks on Nerdr.com.  The primary reason is Viglink convert more text into links than Skimlinks do and have a higher CTR and higher earning per mille (EPM) during our Viglink test period.

Skimlinks Review

A Skimlinks review, this is the information I wish I had known before signing up to the Skimlinks service. This Skimlink review covers why you should not use skimlinks to gain revenue from your blog, website or forum. The conclusion is a thumbs across and why is below.


We signed up for Skimlinks about a month ago. Signing up to Skimlinks is currently free and the approval process is quick and problem free (takes under 24 hours). The plan was to place Skimlinks javascript code on our test wordpress blog nerdr.com before rolling it out across our major web properties.

Skimlinks vs. viglink as a replacement? We have not tried the skimlinks competitor viglink yet although we are looking into it. It is likely to be the next test we run.

Quick history lesson. Skimlinkswas started by young co-founders Alicia Navarro and tech guru Joe “Joey” Stepniewski from London. Webmasters add the Skimlinks affiliate enabled code to their codebase then, when a user visits the page with Skimlinks enabled, they see products mentioned on the site as actual links to affiliates. If you have Skimwords activated they get a popup too with price comparisons from various suppliers. Some of these links earn the website owner affiliate commission from Skimlinks association with affilite providers like Amazon, Ebay and others.

What we liked about Skimlinks, the pros:

  • Skimlinks is a great way to generate extra revenue from text heavy pages. Skimlinks works well on forums and wordpress blogs and links created are relevant to the content. Skimlinks has a wordpress plugin you can use but it’s best to just use a text wordpress widget and add the code manually.Skimlinks
  • CTR was very good on a WordPress blog. But Skimlinks revenue and conversion ratios are a big problem (see below).
  • Technically, Skimlinks just works. Although at this point in tech the “just works” is becoming common, it’s still useful to mention. We had no problems with Skimlinks while it was on the nerdr wordpress test blog.
  • Skimlinks Amazon and Skimlinks Ebay links are auto targetted to the correct region. Anyone who has used Amazon or Ebay affiliate links knows the problems of region specific affiliate URLs. With Skimlinks, you don’t need to worry about region coding and checking.

 

What we didn’t like about Skimlinks, the cons:

  • Some rumors on forums like Digitalpoint and v7n suggest that Skimlinks slows down page load which can lead to Google penalties. We didn’t measure for this on nerdr and so we can’t comment on Skimlinks and page loading times, however I suspect the code is asynchronous once the Skim Javascript snippet is loaded.
  • Skimlinks merchant list consists of the usual Amazon and Ebay, together with excessive padding of random and small time ecommerce shops. The Skimlinks merchant list is what you would see from any affiliate network like CJ (commission junction) or LS (linkshare), but still contains many small timers.

Skimlinks Review and Conclusion

Thumbs unsure, we are now trialling viglinks too. We originally removed Skimlinks for one very simple reason: non affiliate enabled merchant links.  It turns out we were wrong about this and it was simply measuring non-skimlinks outgoing links.  It would be nice if Skimlinks explained non affiliate enabled merchant links on a FAQ page or similar.  Under 10% of links visited by users on http://nerdr.com were affiliate enabled during the trial period and this looks bad until you figure it what affiliate enabled links means.

Conclusion, I would recommend Skimlinks as a revenue source on your website at this point in time.  It’s free to sign up and they’ll sign anyone up at this stage so give it a shot below.