This is sort of a good news, bad news situation. First the good news: Google Latitude is now available for the iPhone. The bad news: Apple wouldn't allow it to be made available as an app, so it's instead available as a web app. You can read the MacWorld report about it on Yahoo Tech. Google Latitude, as you may know, lets you view a map and see if your friends are nearby and makes it easy to send a message to them. To use the web app, point your iPhone's Safari at google.com/latitude.
The SafeWallet Contest is over, and just want to thank SBSH for sponsoring this giveaway and to all the great comments from our readers. Winners, and instructions on getting prizes are posted after the break. I personally use Spb Wallet on my touch (see my review), but that is only because they had PC syncing before SBSH (which SBSH now has also added). It's good to see that people are being serious about their sensative data and protecting it.
I've just finished posting a major update to my radio client roundup (more precisely, in the second part).
In it, I review two radio applications containing a timer - one, Clock Radio, containing even a very nice and big clock. Incidentally, the latter is at a 66% off this weekend and is offered for $1 only. (Hurry up if you need it.)
I've also elaborated on which radio clients can be put in the bckground on jailbroken devices.
Barnes & Noble released a free eBook reader for the iPhone and iPod touch late last week and announced that they intend to offer over 700,000 books in their new eBook store, including 500,000 free ones in collaboration with Google Books. Like Amazon, their price for new offerings is $9.95. You can read more about their new eBook store in a report in the New York Times.
This is the last day of our SafeWallet contest, so get your posts in to win this excellent product. Read more to get the rules and specifics...
SBSH have kindly offered to sponsor another giveaway of the latest released version 1.1 of the excellent SafeWallet which now sports the ability to sync your data with a PC. So, you know the drill... Comment here on this post (in a non spam-like manner) on the virtues of the method that you employ to secure your data, and you just might win a copy of this excellent product! We are giving away 3 copies, so get your comments in before Friday, 24 July 2009--11PM EST..
The only drawback that I could find to Firemint’s Real Racing is the iPod’s small screen. The game graphics and special effects are so good that I was wishing I could play it on a much larger screen. The sights, sounds and detailed racing scenery are all exquisite. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Read more to find out why you will want to grab this fabulously intense racing game with on-line leagues, YouTube video syncing, WiFi head-to-head action and more.
Shop smart & fast with the Sears2go app on your iPhone ... and get the current temperature at your nearest store.
I wrote about winning (and losing) virtual fortunes in the summer issue of iPhoneLife magazine - available now at newsstands and bookstores. I'd won a measly quarter-million or so at the time. By the time the article was published, I was up to $1.5 million in poker winnings alone.
Now, thanks to iTunes, that million+ is gone, all gone. A few days ago I fired up iTunes and hooked up my iPhone to buy a new app and it told me there were apps it wasn't aware of. I said OK at the next dialog box and watched in horror as app after app was removed. They were gone before I could stop it.
1. Web browsers:
a. Version 1.6 of iCab Mobile out with a lot of goodies. A definitive must if you need absolutely the most useful iPhone Web browser.
b. I’ve reviewed the current version of Bolt. (Not to be mistaken to Bitstream’s much better non-iPhone multiplatform Java title also carrying the same name.) Nothing to write home about.
2. IM: the Push-enabled, free Yahoo Messenger client is out
3. Tuners: Tuner2 is out, with some minimal changes (but, unfortunately, not radical ones, which means I still don’t recommend it as heartily as FStream, ooTunes or, in cases, Pocket Tunes Radio).
A friend who uses one of the most expensive apps I've seen (iBird: $30) sent me a photo of his new iPhone 3Gs. He had to protect his investment, of course, so he ordered a new skin from SkinIt.
On this site you select your device (in addition to phones, they offer skins for laptops and more) and then pick the image you want. There are many pre-designed images for $14.95, but my friend Mike created his custom skin by uploading a photo.
With the SkinIt customizer you can resize and reposition your image, front and back. The company claims it offers the strongest skin on the market.