By Biweekly Giveaways
The facebook cover designer app makes creating great looking profile pictures or timeline covers quick and easy, right from your iPhone. Since the new timeline profile feature came out on facebook there have been a few different places on the net which allow you to create some custom timelines, but there was never anything that could work right on your phone. This was a big problem for many people since the majority of pictures taken and used on facebook today are shot right from phones or other camera enabled smart phones.
By Jim Karpen
A new poll released by Pew confirms what everyone suspected: tablet sales are soaring. The poll found that 19% of U.S. adults own a tablet computer, with the number of those owning a tablet nearly doubling between mid-December and early January — from 10% to 19%. Ebook ownership also increased from 10 to 19%. Pew said that this rise is especially striking, given that it followed a period in which there wasn't much change. They attributed the rise to holiday gift-giving, and the release of tablet computers by Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
By Eric Pankoke
I love adventure games, as it was probably the first genre I got hooked on when I started playing computer games. As the genre goes it’s always nice to see an original IP pop up in the App Store, so I was pretty excited when I ran across The Passenger. After playing and finishing it, however, I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. There are certainly some nice points to the game, but ultimately it felt too basic and more disappointedly, way too short. I’d still be more than happy to see a sequel, but the game will need a lot more meat to produce I viable franchise.
By Louis Senecal
A couple years ago, I reviewed the Ektopad F1 for iPad. Since then they have developed other iPad cases. They are currently working on a Flex Kit. The press release info is below. Check it out.
“For the past year our protective covers have been used by schools and kids around the country. Feedback from parents and educators lead us to integrate additional features and attachments to prevent the drops and to allow the iPad to be comfortable to hold and maneuver.
DomeSkin is an awesome way to add personality to the iPad or iPhone. Many users insist on keeping the iPad thin, the way it was designed. Most cases that provide adequate protection from dropping or such add bulk to the device. DomeSkin allows the user to protect their device from scratches and bumps without adding any bulk at all. Each DomeSkin is simply a heavy-duty 3M film that covers the outer edges of the face and the entire back of the iDevice and offers full access to all the ports and buttons.
The Time has finally arrived for windows users to get a simple jailbreak. The Absinthe jailbreak was released for the mac yesterday. I am glad to inform all the iPhonelife viewers the windows version is now available. Simply, download the software to your computer, install, and jailbreak. This is very simple, just a few clicks and your jailbroken. The process will take around thirty minutes to complete. Possibly longer should you have several hundred apps on the devices. My iPhone 4S jailbreak took around thirty minutes to complete.
By Biweekly Giveaways
Every weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works: Every Friday we will announce the prizes being given away through iPhoneLife.com, Facebook, and Twitter. To enter the giveaway, go to iPhoneLife.com/giveaways. On Monday morning we will randomly select the winners. If you win an app, we will email you the promo code to redeem the app for free. If you win an accessory, we will mail it to you.
By Nate Adcock
I have signed up with no less than 4 or 5 streaming radio services, and whenever I talk to any of my geek friends (especially the musician types), they mention a new one. All start out free, of course, and then offer premium plans to increase the quality or decrease the ads that inevitably come. Several incorporate a feature that I refer to as "computer DJ". You select or enter an artist or song name string in an input form, and the service builds a sterile stream of tunes that match your entry based on similar song characteristics. I'm still old school enough to appreciate when a DJ queues up a special mix of varied tunes. Slacker is bucking the trend of "computer DJ" repetition and monotony by employing the real thing--actual people working behind the scenes to create the magic that I'm talking about. The result is sometimes surprising and refreshing, and their varied content offerings make this service a real standout!
The complete guide to jailbreak your iPhone 4S and iPad 2 here. After the jailbreak download a few of the best tweaks here. I have been a jailbreaker since the first iPhone in 2007. These are my favorites and most other tweakers will agree. Hope you enjoy your new jailbreak. Unfortunately, at this time only Mac users can download the tool needed to jailbreak the iPad 2 or iPhone 4S.
The Jabra STONE is shaped like no other Bluetooth headset available. It wraps behind the ear, eliminating the standard microphone that faces the mouth of the user. How many times have you seen someone wearing a Bluetooth headset that looked more like they had been singing in a concert?
By Jim Karpen
I am, at this moment, watching a video of famed paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey, thanks to the new iTunes U app. It's yet another gorgeous and rich app from Apple, with a huge library of resources. iTunes U has long been available in iTiunes, but the app changes the game. It has an interface almost exactly like the iBooks app, with a Catalog and a Library, making the content much easier to access and organize.
By Todd Bernhard
Why didn't I think of this? Better yet, why didn't Apple? One of the attractive elements of the iPad 2 is the Smart Cover. So why should the iPhone miss out on the action? That was the thinking of Zahra and Derek, two Chicago-based enterprising entrepreneurs who created TidyTilt and used KickStarter.com to successfully fund it.
By Nate Adcock
Go grab some Tiny Heroes today, because it may only remain free for a short time. It is a highly-rated tower defense game for iPhone, and you are the obstacle: the dungeon itself. Can you stop the Tiny Heroes from reaching the loot? If you want to do it free, better get over to the app store now!