Postcards — how quaint. Yet if you're on some distant shore and you'd like to send a quick photo taken with your iPhone to someone who doesn't have e-mail, HazelMail Postcards is the ticket. The new app, launched yesterday, instantly turns your photo into a personalized postcard, and the prints the card, puts a stamp on it, and mails it for you.
Another fabulous WinMo application is now available for the iPhone. WorldMate Live, a travel service and utility that allows you to monitor flights, check weather, and plan and view online iteneraries through your phone! The basic app is free, and I downloaded it to my iPod Touch just to check it out (pretty stunted compared to the full version). It features weather, flight search, and a currency converter.
As discussed in a previous post, if you still have a lot of time on your contract, you'll pay more than $199/$299 for a new iPhone 3G S. (I did read, though, that an exception is being made for those who bought their iPhone 3G less than a month before the announcement.) If you are indeed eligible for the lowest subsidized price, or if you're going to bite the bullet and get a new 3G S even though you'll have to pay a couple hundred more, then the question arises what to do with your old iPhone. Gazelle will buy it from you. A company rep told me that in 2009 they've paid an average of $153 for used iPhones.
Just saw this in Gizmodo. How cool is this? Now, according to Gizmodo, there are only 100 of these, so go get it.
School is out for the summer, the kids are all home, & everyone is ... BORED. Now what? Just open up the Family Fun app, give it a shake & have some fun!
AT&T is firmly planted as the number two wireless carrier in the United States and there's little reason to believe that will be changing anytime soon. Apple's relationship with AT&T to be the exclusive carrier for the iPhone has been hugely profitable for both companies as well, however there is a growing rift between Apple, iPhone users and the wireless giant.
There's something to be said for developers that stray from the norm, and that something is "thank you". I've recently had the pleasure of playing Joyland Bounce from Gamesmith Studios, and despite the casual, no-die nature of the game - something unusual for a platform style game - I've been quite captivated. Some will find the lack of enemies and ultimate destruction a turn off, but its nice every once in a while to play something with a purpose that's also relaxing. Joyland Bounce fits the bill quite nice
Because the cost of the iPhone is subsidized and the cost recouped by AT&T via the monthly plan, they're not selling the new iPhone 3GS to those who bought an iPhone in the past year or so at the subsidized price of $199/$299. If you want the latest and greatest, you may have to pay $399/$499 depending on which model you get. You can read more in an article in TidBITs. By the way, this article offers the best overview I've seen of the new iPhone.
St. Petersburg, June 08th, 2009 - Spb Software, a leading mobile applications and games developer announces that Spb Brain Evolution - the world's number one bestselling Windows Mobile game of 2008 - is now available for users of iPhone and iPod Touch..."
Today, Apple Computer has announced its successor to the iPhone 3G. The new iPhone will receive an “S” moniker for “Speed” at the end to differentiate it from the 3G model. Many of the new features rumored to be coming did in fact make the cut for the new iPhone such as a 3 megapixel camera with autofocus and a much anticipated video capture mode, a built in compass, voice command capability, and claimed improvements for performance and battery life.
Today's keynote at the major developers' conference was filled with news, including the announcement that the new iPhone 3.0 software will be out on June 17. You can read more on Yahoo Tech. Apple senior vice president of iPhone software Scott Forstall used his keynote presentation to demo some of the 100 new features of iPhone 3.0. That includes copy and paste, landscape mode in all key applications, peer-to-peer Bluetooth-based multiplayer gaming, push notification, and more. Also announced was a new iPhone — the iPhone 3G S, which will be available June 19. You can read a nice overview on iLounge and a longer description in the press release. The "S" in the name stands for "speed."
Despite the low price ($2), probably one of the best Tower Defense games for the iPhone is Sentinel by Origin8
. The title is highly popular; no wonder a sequel has just been announced
, slated for June. I highly recommend it - apart from the repetitive in-game music, it's excellent.
The winners of our recent Peggle contest are listed below. I wish I could have given everyone a prize, but stay tuned to our blog as we will definitely be doing another contest again soon. Click the read more link below for instructions to claim your prize.
How many times have you wanted to send someone contact information from your iPhone or iPod Touch, but you couldn’t do it? Instead, you had to manually type the information into an Email to send it or tell them the information over the phone. Big time waster!
Everyone is looking to Monday's developers meeting when Apple is expected to tell us when the new iPhone 3.0 software will be available. One revolutionary new feature will be "in-app payments." You can read more on CNet. This is yet another brilliant move from Apple. The grail on the Internet has been monetization — how do you make money from what you offer? And the challenge has been to make things cheap enough. From what I understand, a credit card transaction costs around $3. So if you're selling something for a buck, someone is losing money. That's one reason why PayPal has been such a big success. "Micropayments" would be the answer to so many issues.
Do you wake up early enough to catch the Today Show? I don't. We're computer nerds who can easily stay awake until 3:a if we're not careful & dawn? It's a 4-letter word in this house. Thanks to the Today Show app, I can finally see what I've been missing during those early hours.
If you're an iPod Touch user, you need not be incommunicado. If you're in the vicinity of a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can use your device to make calls, including calls to landline and cell phones. In this review in the Wall Street Journal, Walt Mossberg tests three apps — all FREE — that let you make calls without needing $70/month phone service like your iPhone brethren.
I love all these new educational apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Many of us have been in situations where we wish we had something for our children to do while waiting. These educational apps serve just that purpose.
Are any of you blogging with your iPhone? Just before he left on his honeymoon, iPhoneLife.com Webmaster Ben Stallings got me set up with BlogWriter - which I'm using for this post.
Besides the convenience of blogging on the train in, using the iPhone's keypad will keep my blog entries shorter. For that alone we will all be grateful.
I was recently contacted by Noel from Snappy Touch to let me know about a new software label being formed by several prominent independent developers. Now I could ramble on in my own words about it, but thankfully he was kind enough to provide me with a press release, so here goes: