While, in general, I publish / post all the news pertaining to an already-reviewed game genre or application type (multiplayer games / radio apps / Web browsers / remote desktop controllers / instant messaging apps etc.), this time I’m dedicating a separate article to the current news as I consider it pretty important and urgent, particularly because the two major rebates will quickly end.
You may have noticed Voice Memos
recorder, which has been added in OS 3.0, under both OS versions 3.0 and 3.0.1 allowed for unlimited audio recording.
And it was just great at that: it was indeed unlimited and the battery life impact of its operation was negligible. (Just for the record: I've run a test lasting for 1 hours and 30 minutes [the phone suspended almost all the time; the resulting file size is 52 Mbytes]; the battery level (on my 3G S) decreased from 98% to 90% during this. I've repeated the test on the 3G. In 1:10, the battery level decreased from 100% to 96%. That is, the battery life is excellent on both the 3G and the 3G S.)
RedLaser is an Awesome barcode scanner! So far, I've used it for groceries, books and makeup. It is super fast and super easy to use. You simply aim your iPhone at the barcode on the item and RedLaser does all the rest. In seconds, it displays a list of prices and links to a variety of online stores where you can immediately purchase the product directly from your iPhone.
Anyone having read the iPhone Multiplayer Gaming Bible
knows I’ve always considered Galcon
one of the best remote (lounge-based) online multiplayer games. Now, the sequel, Galcon Labs
has just been approved to the AppStore, adding some new game modes and the like.
You may also want to check out THIS
dedicated TouchArcade thread and particularly THIS
Continued from HERE.
Automatic discovery of remote desktops on the same LAN?: the Jaadu apps and Mocha VNC support automatic discovery of local desktop computers. Note that in order for this to work, you must run Jaadu VNC Connect or Jaadu RDP Connect on the same desktop. They will keep broadcasting a message to the local network that there is a VNC / RDP server listening on these devices. Note that these broadcast messages are sent out even when the VNC server is shut down or stopped - or the RDP service disabled; that is, these three remote controller clients will find these desktops even then.
I've long been promising a generic roundup on accessing the desktop on other computers (let them be running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux or even some mobile operating systems like Windows Mobile) from iPhones and iPod touches (from now on: iPhones), mostly because there aren't really usable and/or up-to-date all-in-one articles on the subject, let alone comparative ones.
Getting this roundup ready took me a lot of time (over six weeks): much more than I've originally expected. The reason for this was that I've made some really serious bandwidth usage and networking model tests (all involving the making of videos of this process to provide you with as documented a process as possible) so that I can provide you as much objective, comparative information as possible.
I was just looking at MacWorld's AppGuide
and was quite impressed. It's a database of most of the apps in the App Store. The site has reviewed a large number of apps, and for each of Apple’s 20 categories MacWorld lists the apps that it has given the top rating. An interesting facet of the site is that for each of Apple’s app categories, the site breaks that down into 20 subcategories (though at first it gets confusing, since it's easy to think that you looking at the main menu rather than a list of subcategories). The site lets you sort the apps in any category according to rating, user rating, price (low to high), and more. You can also view the apps that are on sale.
You may think you’ve played this game before. Worse yet, you might believe you’re good at this game. You’d be wrong. While taking a cue from games such as Snood and Bust-A-Move, Eyegore’s Eye Blast is probably the most creative variant of this game I’ve played in a long time, or possibly ever. The game is challenging, frustrating and fun, all at the same time. And once I learned the secret to controlling your destiny even more, the game rose to a whole new level of cool.
The new issue of iPhone Life came out last week, and you can read an exact digital replica in your web browser — for free. Just go to this page, enter your e-mail address, and click on the link in the e-mail that you'll receive. And if you like what you see, consider subscribing to the print version. This issue features the new iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3.0. And of course it has a couple articles by me, including one that tells you about some neat iTunes add-ons that let you clean up your iTunes information and automatically add cover art and lyrics. Plus an article about free apps from major websites such as Yahoo, Amazon, and CNN.