By Tracy Sebastian on Wed, 11/18/2009
By Harvey Castro MD on Wed, 11/18/2009
GQ Magazine can now be purchased on iTunes. The app is easy to use and surprisingly easy to read. The application contains all the articles and pictures of the magazine. The app allows the user to click on any links mentioned in the article and it takes the user to the website from with in the GQ app. In order to read the magazine, the user must be able to connect to the internet. Click here to purchase from the app store. Please share with us your thoughts on "the future of magazines/newspapers" on the Iphone/ Ipod format.
By Todd Bernhard on Tue, 11/17/2009
Apple has a great head start on other platforms, with their App Store. And it may be an insurmountable lead. But there is still work to do.
Apple needs to create a new class of apps, specifically "ONLY on the iPhone".
As Microsoft, Google, and others target the key developers, it's time for Apple to say these our ours and you can't have them. (Here's what Microsoft thinks about apps and how the important ones will be on every platform... http://gizmodo.com/5407068/microsofts-ray-ozzie-apps-dont-make-your-phon...)
Imagine if Apple offered key developers (at Apple's discretion) one or more of the following:
By Tracy Sebastian on Tue, 11/17/2009
UPDATE: I switched back to GroceryIQ. They have added barcode scanning!!!!
Everyone has to grocery shop at some point – unless you are lucky enough to have the perfect husband to do it for you (I do!!!) - or you can threaten your teenager!!!
By Eric Pankoke on Tue, 11/17/2009
Tetris proved to be quite an addictive game and was clearly well loved, as evidenced by the myriad of clones that followed over the years. I will unashamedly admit that I too was a junkie, but the one thing that Tetris lacked was a real purpose. Of course nowadays the developer would probably just throw in a bunch of achievements and “voila”, you have a purpose. That doesn’t really count. Thankfully, Tumble Jumble has come along to remedy the situation. It’s clear that the developers hold some respect for Tetris in their hearts, but they also seem to realize that such a game can be made with a purpose. And a couple of amusing characters, to boot!
By Ken Burkhalter on Mon, 11/16/2009
For years I have looked for a "minimalist" portable and universal charger and cable system to support our phones, cameras, GPS units and other electronic devices while traveling.
Tired of hauling around a bag of chargers and different cables to match the varying connection ports on each device, I finally initiated an exhaustive Internet search accompanied by lots of contact emails to clarify specs, etc.
All of this effort has paid off, however, in the form of a single charger that works in vehicle 12V sockets as well as international power mains (with appropriate adapter plugs) from 90-240 VAC, AND a single cable with interchangable Tips at the device end.
By Jim Karpen on Mon, 11/16/2009
Spyglass ($0.99) is yet another creative use of your iPhone's camera. You can view your environment via the iPhone camera and digitally zoom in in up to 5x. In addition, the app uses augmented reality to superimpose compass and GPS information as well as horizon tilt right over the live camera feed. You can also enable the maps feature and have the same information superimposed on a map.You'll need an iPhone 3Gs plus an Internet connection to use the maps feature.
By Nate Adcock on Sat, 11/14/2009
We are extending our Pocket Tunes giveaway for another week, so post a comment here before Saturday, 21 Nov 2009 about your own favorite streaming apps, and you might be selected as a winner! Pocket Tunes is one of the best ways to experience the joy of internet radio streams. You can check out my review here, and Werner's excellent write-up here. One winner has already been chosen, and more will be selected next week.
By John Painter on Sat, 11/14/2009
Nothing lasts forever, a couple weeks back, just after my wife had a bout with the flu my sons iPhone 2G (the one I rebuilt) screen went out, pitch black.
By Jim Karpen on Sat, 11/14/2009
Here's a freebie that's completely practical. Stain Brain identifies over 85 common stains and tells you what to do about them. The step-by-step removal procedures come to you courtesy of the experts at Tide. And they ought to know. The app lets you rate the effectiveness of the solutions and even lets you share your own tips for removing difficult stains. You can browse the top-20 stains, find stains by category, ask questions, communicate with other community members, and, naturally, navigate to product pages to find additional information and store locations.
By Cindy Downes on Sat, 11/14/2009
By Nate Adcock on Fri, 11/13/2009
I’m a radio-aholic. I have XM satellite radio in my car, and stream Pandora at work. I stream FM Radio from a receiver in the upstairs of my house, I'm so geekified! With the major bump in bandwidth many households now enjoy via high-speed internet access, streaming is an easy way to enjoy the latest tunes, TV, or video all via your computer (or iPhone/iPod as it were).
By Jim Karpen on Fri, 11/13/2009
If your battery is getting low and you're afraid to use your iPhone because you might run out of juice, this handy app could help. Battery Gauge ($0.99) not only tells you your current battery level, but also predicts how much time is left on your battery for each type of usage: Talk Time, Internet, Audio Playback, Video Playback, and Standby Time. Very useful.
By Eric Pankoke on Thu, 11/12/2009
Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to pretend to be a vampire these days? Kids have always dressed up as the blood sucking creatures, but now movies like Blade, Underworld and Twilight make it seem cool to be one of the undead. Besides, you’d save a lot of money on shades and suntan lotion. Ancient Vampire gives you the chance to play one of the ancient fang-bearers, albeit a self made one. Unfortunately what could be an entertaining game is marred with some technical issues that make it downright deadly to play at times.