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Do you love match 3 games? Are you tired of the same old flat interface and bored with the worn mechanic of swaping two items to make a match? Cylinder is the game for you, then. It takes the concept of match 3 games to the third dimension and makes it as addictive as Bejeweled - the game that really started the genre - was. This is one match 3 game you really should take for a spin.
The Facebook app is one of the most popular free apps, with an amazing 343,000 ratings. Version 3.0 was released late this week. So if you're into social networking, and like doing it from your iPhone, head on over to the App Store and get the latest version. It requires iPhone 3.0 and has a ton of new features, including landscape mode, the ability to post photos and videos, and much more. According to online discussion, everyone is pretty thrilled with this new version, saying it's very different from 2.5 and a huge improvement.
Are you looking for a way to quickly and easily digitize your receipts for electronic storage?
JotNot for iPhone can help. Simply take a photo of the receipt, process the image with JotNot and then save it as a PDF, JPG, or PNG. It works with receipts, documents, photos, and white boards. You can then save your image, email your image or send it to Evernote.
Evernote allows you to share these digitized images with others or store them in your Evernote notebook. Evernote also makes it easy to sort notes or search for a specific note.
This is yet another great development. London Bus and Metro Paris Subway are the first apps to bring augmented reality to the iPhone. As you point your camera at the scene around you, specific information related to your location appears on the screen — superimposed over the live image. Pretty amazing. There's a video demo on YouTube that gives you an idea how it works.
Well, I guess I shouldn't judge — you never know about these things. But an article on Mobile Crunch makes a fairly good case that a successful PR firm is faking app reviews as a way of promoting their clients' apps. The company denies it. But it does seem undeniable that some of the reviews for new apps are planted. I realized when reading this article that when I look at app reviews, I always subconsciously dismiss certain ones that sound phony. There's just something about them that doesn't sound genuine. And usually a surfeit of exclamation marks. Plus, they appear so quickly after the app is released.
The war has not started yet, but the armies are gathering their forces. Apple is building a tablet based off the iphone OS and the rest of the world will be using Android. So how what will the first skirmish look like?
Yesterday InfoWorld launched the "no-junk business iPhone apps finder." Given the huge range in quality of apps in the Business section in the App Store, InfoWorld sought to identify those that are really solid and useful. At launch their new business apps finder listed 218 apps in 23 categories. You can read more in this short article. They exclude apps that aren't really business apps or that are of dubious value. This is a great resource.
When I first started listing on eBay over a decade ago, I found out the hard way that just because an item sold ... it didn't mean I actually made a PROFIT. Boy was I glad to find THIS handy app!
This is kinda neat. I did not try ‘TestRides‘ (by Wildlab) myself, but I like the idea. Basically, you take a picture of yourself, select key body points to provide an overall measurement set, and then calculate and display the best bike size for your body. Sweet! For people who do not do a lot of biking, having the wrong size bicycle is the difference between have a pleasant long ride and one wishing it would end. The app just came out, and looks a bit early in dev, but if you have never been fitted for a bike before, I think it's worth the $5 to find out. Who knows?