By Jim Karpen on Sat, 05/15/2010
A game whose play involves catapulting involves catapulting birds into castles occupied by green pigs hardly sounds like the stuff of a winner. But Angry Birds ($0.99) is the top-selling game in the App Store — and so popular that it got written up in the Wall Street Journal a couple days ago. It has an astonishing 25,000 five-star ratings in the App store. It has two key components: it's fun and addictive.
By Todd Bernhard on Fri, 05/14/2010
I admit it, I am a self-confessed movie junkie. When watching animated movies, I love to identify the actors from their voices, and on the rare occasion when I can't place the name, I have the IMDb (Internet Movie Database) app and website close at hand. So I looked forward to playing with Ultimate Movie Buff, $0.99, from Super Monko Studio, especially since it is billed as "dedicated to cinemaholic people"!
By Jim Karpen on Thu, 05/13/2010
The Air Display app is expected to be out in a couple weeks — and it's yet another great example of the clever things that developers come up with. You'll be able to use the app on your iPad such that your iPad will function as an extra external monitor with your computer, connecting wirelessly. Initially it'll just be available for the Mac, but a PC version is in the works.
By Tracy Sebastian on Thu, 05/13/2010
Are a Fan Boy (like my friend, Patrick) or Girl? Do you love your iPhone, iPad, iPad or Mac? Can you not find enough people to talk to about it? Are you lonely?
You might remember me mentioning, my friend Patrick, in my post http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/3963/can-you-miss-something-you-never-had
By Todd Bernhard on Thu, 05/13/2010
By Tracy Sebastian on Thu, 05/13/2010
I am on a quest to find myself the perfect iPad purse. The bag I'm using now is good - but it's not PERFECT. It doesn't hold enough gear and it isn't designed for everyday use.
I'm open to all ideas and suggestions! Coach, Fossil, DKNY, Prada, Kate Spade, Sak, Gucci, Louie, Calvin, Ralph, Chanel?
Where should I start? Nordstroms? Macy's? Walmart? Target?
By Tracy Sebastian on Wed, 05/12/2010
I love to Jigsaw Puzzles. But what I don't about them is loosing a crucial piece, the dusty bits and having to clean it up after all that hard work. Worst of all - they are not portable....you can't take them on a train, plane, car or room to room.
I have found a solution!! It's Just Jigsaw for the iPad. It's all the fun of jigsaw without the bother.
By Jim Karpen on Wed, 05/12/2010
This is a cool idea. Anttenna (free) uses GPS to let you find classified listings nearby. It's built on top of Twitter and creates a mobile marketplace for exchanging goods using bite-sized Twitter-style postings they call Anttweeting. You can also chat with people who have items for sale. As always, a service like this depends on lots of people using it, but they seem to be off to a solid start. It's using state-of-the-art social networking to facilitate local exchange.
By Todd Bernhard on Wed, 05/12/2010
Keynote on the iPad might encourage you to take your show on the road and present without a traditional computer. In preparation for a talk I’m giving at the local Apple Users Group, I have been experimenting with Keynote and the M1 Micro Projector Plus from AAXA ($299 to $339 at www.aaxatech.com).
By Eric Pankoke on Wed, 05/12/2010
The second game I reviewed on my iPod Touch was Sneezies (published by Clickgamer, developed by Retrodreamer, review here). Back then I didn't have a ton of games, so anything I got I kept on my device. The problem was, while I didn't play Sneezies for hours at a time, it was still way too tempting for me to launch the game and play it for a while instead of playing some game that I was supposed to be reviewing or beta testing. I finally had to remove the game from my iPod so I could move on with my life and become productive again. For a long time I was good. And then it happened.
By Nate Adcock on Tue, 05/11/2010
In our current print issue, I shared some examples of the unique and not un-cool ways you can use your iPhone or iPod to master your own music recordings. One of my musician buddies recently pointed me to the PRS Guitarbud, and now IK Multimedia is releasing the iRig. An audio plug adapter that turns your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch into an amp and effects system...read on for more press release info...
iRig Plug Interface Adapter
By Jim Karpen on Tue, 05/11/2010
By Tracy Sebastian on Mon, 05/10/2010
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By Jim Karpen on Mon, 05/10/2010
As you may know, Android is Google's very popular smartphone platform that's been rapidly adopted by carriers and manufacturers and is strongly competing with the iPhone. A couple of our bloggers, including Steve Green, posted the news when a hacker got Android running on an original iPhone in late April.