By Cindy Downes on Wed, 11/10/2010
By David Averbach on Tue, 11/09/2010
Because I do. I Tangoed last night. For those of you not in the know, Tango is a new app that let's you make free mobile video calls (facetime). There are three reasons why this is exciting:
1. Tango lets you make video calls using 3g. This means you are no longer tied to wifi to make or receive video calls
2. Tango lets you make calls across platforms. This means that I can facetime with my friends who own android phones. (not that I would want to)
3. it's FREE!!
By Jim Karpen on Tue, 11/09/2010
The free app can be used to send and receive faxes via your iPhone. To send faxes, though, you need to sign up for an eFax Plus account. You can receive faxes for free, plus they offer a 30-day free trial. The app uses your camera to capture an image to fax. If you're someone still needing to fax in this age of email, this might be a good solution.
By Harvey Castro MD on Mon, 11/08/2010
Language Learning Anywhere, Anytime
In the sea of iPhone applications vying for our attention it’s easy to lose sight. It is also easy to spend countless hours absorbing useless content or information that is getting you nowhere.
I don’t like wasting my time. I am a busy doctor and parent. Hence I am all about combining technology, efficiency, entertainment and education. Recently I have come across a language learning platform called Babbel. Babbel has just released a new iPhone app that includes speech recognition, allowing you to speak words, just learnt, out loud to check if your pronunciation is in sync with a native speaker’s. But let’s start at the beginning.
By Jim Karpen on Mon, 11/08/2010
The biggest shopping day of the year — Black Friday — is coming up November 26. There are deals to be had, and there are great apps to help you find those deals. Head over to App.Comsumer to see their list of Top 5 Best Shopping Apps for Black Friday. Among the apps is TGI Black Friday (free), which helps you plan your Black Friday shopping by letting you know weeks in advance what deals will be available.
By Jek Suen Lee on Mon, 11/08/2010
Update: Apple has cancelled the Airprint feature from iOS4.2...:(
The web is now abuzz with the impending release of this long overdue update to the Ipad. Having been long accustomed to features such as multitasking and folders on my iPhone 4, the limitations of iOS 3.2 has become painfully obvious and unbearable. As I reflect upon the past few weeks, the following 4.2 random thoughts must be constantly nagging every geek and will no doubt dominate thousands of pantry room discussions in the next few days (what else???):
By Cindy Downes on Sun, 11/07/2010
With the Group Email with Attachments app, I can finally send emails to my groups AND include photos, videos, documents, current location information with map and address, audio clips, pasteboard content and contacts information.
I can send my email to a handpicked set of contacts, to a custom distribution list, or create a template for repeat messages (no more typing it over and over again!)
By Nate Adcock on Sun, 11/07/2010
If you want to make your fancy new iPod or iPhone do something attractive and relaxing while docked (maybe to keep the screen from locking), you might check out iQuarium. The free version includes new updates for Retina graphics, AI improvements, and stability tweaks. The app is currently at 3 stars, and has taken some heat for not loading the fish for previous free users. Check it out here...
By Steve Overton on Sun, 11/07/2010
I use my iPod Touch for all my media listening. I listen to podcasts all the time....more than I listen to music. I listen when I am driving, exercising, working outside, waiting for my wife while she is shopping.....like I said, all the time. My biggest frustration with every set of earbuds I tried, was that every time I took them out to talk with someone, all I could do was hold them in my hand or stuff them in my pocket. I would also have to pull out my iPod and pause it.
By Eric Pankoke on Sat, 11/06/2010
There are certain genres that seem to remain fun even though each new game in the genre isn’t necessarily that different from the last. Time management games are one such anomaly, and so to, it seems, are “marble poppers”. Granted there have been some that weren’t quite as engaging as others, but there’s something about the whole concept of trying to whittle away a string of objects before it reaches its destination that’s simple yet challenging, and ultimately enjoyable. Aqua Pearls is no exception to this rule, and what sets it apart from many of the others I’ve played are some new game modes as well as the general atmosphere of the game.
By Werner Ruotsalainen on Sat, 11/06/2010
As some of you may know, I, among other things, also lecture on iOS programming. Due to the request of my students, I've spent some days on discovering the secrets of Game Center, which has been added to iOS in version 4.1 and is, consequently, pretty new and, apart from Apple's own documentation, very scarcely documented, let alone stand-alone, full demo application sources, of which I only know of GCPing, which is, for some reason, pretty much buried in the Apple developer forums. (I don't provide a link to GCPing because I don't know whether the developer wants to keep it pretty much private. Now that there's no NDA over Game Center any more, he may want to publish it to the public.)
By Jim Karpen on Sat, 11/06/2010
All the blogs yesterday were buzzing with the news that the App Store had launched the App Store Essentials Hall of Fame — 50 apps that Apple considers the "best of the best." You can sort by featured, release date, or name. I wish one could search by genre. And also for iPad-specific titles.
By Nate Adcock on Sat, 11/06/2010
One of my favorite apps (and amongst my first reviews here at iphonelife) is getting a major update and is 2 years old now. Rumor has it we will be doing a Star Walk code giveaway (once V5 is approved), and for 24 hours, you can grab some great astronomy/educational apps for a reduced price. Go grab Geo Walk here (free), and Solar Walk here (99 cents)... Stay tuned for the giveaway, and read on for a list of new features coming to SW.