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
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.
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.
By Jim Karpen on Thu, 11/12/2009
I guess this is the future of commerce: whip out your iPhone to accept a credit card payment wherever you are. And simply wave your iPhone to make a payment when you're buying something. TransSF Card Terminal is a free app that lets you accept credit card payments on your iPhone.
By Tracy Sebastian on Thu, 11/12/2009
This past week, the Illness Tracker App has become my best friend. (Winkpass Creations, $0.99)
I don't have to remember when I gave the kids their medicine or what their fever was. While at the doctor's office, I just opened the app and everything was right there.
By Nate Adcock on Wed, 11/11/2009
As reported recently in eweek, looks like the iPhone jailbreaking party just had a bucket of cold water tossed on it. Though pretty much harmless and simple, a worm has been confirmed to have infected iPhone's in Australia due to a default SSH password left intact (changing the wallpaper to a pix of 80s pop-singer Rick Astley). Same attack was used by a dutch teenager last week to extort money from backdoored iphone users...ouch! Jailbreakers might want to seriously consider restoring the original configuration of their phones.
By Nate Adcock on Wed, 11/11/2009
Pocket Tunes recently came out with a new version, so you know I had to try and get some freebies out of the deal for our loyal iPhone Life peeps! I'm still working on my own review, but in the mean-time, go check out Werner's awesome write-up here! So, we are giving away copies of Pocket Tunes to 3 lucky posters, and I think you know the dealeo by now--gotta post in a relevant manner before Saturday, 14th of Nov, 2009 (11PM EST) for a chance to win... Read on for full contest rules.
By Tracy Sebastian on Wed, 11/11/2009
Here is why I love the iPhone during flu season. While holding my
By Jim Karpen on Wed, 11/11/2009
Apps are all the rage, and I almost never use Safari when going online. But with the arrival of Seego.com, I will likely be using Safari more. Seego is a directory of 2,200 websites that have been optimized for the iPhone. Unlike regular sites, which take a long time to load, which don't always work in the iPhone's Safari, and which typically entail a lot of pinching, zooming, and scrolling, websites that have been optimized are typically fast and perfectly tailored to the smaller screen of the iPhone. Simply point Safari at seego.com.