By John Painter on Sun, 05/10/2009
By Jim Karpen on Sat, 05/09/2009
The Wall Street Journal has posted a fun video about "crap apps," those apps the are entertaining — and useless. I've posted about some of them. The irony, which isn't of course lost on the Wall Street Journal, is that these apps often make a lot more money than the serious apps.
By Eric Pankoke on Sat, 05/09/2009
Since the iPhone world seems to be filled with causal gamers, I'm really surprised G.I. Joyride got overlooked. The game is made by Trapdoor Inc., and it's the kind of mindless, humorous entertainment that can keep you busy for minutes... or hours if you're not careful.
By Nate Adcock on Fri, 05/08/2009
"May 5, 2009 - SBSH Mobile Software announced today the availability of its best selling wallet application SafeWallet for iPhone and iPod Touch devices! SafeWallet is a secure storage application designed to help you manage all your private information in one secure solution!
By Jim Karpen on Fri, 05/08/2009
TheStreet.com is reporting that AT&T may lower the price of their monthly service plan to $59, down from $69. The announcement would coincide with the introduction of iPhone 3.0 on June 8 at their developers conference. The rationale is, of course, to broaden the base of iPhone users by making it cheaper.
By Nate Adcock on Thu, 05/07/2009
Top Gun, a new aerial combat shooter based on the hit Movie was recently released by Paramount Digital Entertainment (developer Freeverse). This is just my first impressions of the game, and you can get it now for a $1.99, and I think it's worth the 2 bucks. I'll circle round to do a full review later, but it's pretty cool.
By John Painter on Thu, 05/07/2009
I’ve been tinkering with photo apps lately and came across a really excellent app for stitching together your iPhones photos into a panoramic scene, PANOLAB’s free app has a lot of utility with a pretty straight forward interface. You can load existing photos or just snap photos on the go then piece them together, rotating them with finger movements on the screen with excellent control. When you get the images aligned just the way you want them, you can then crop and save them.
By Jim Karpen on Wed, 05/06/2009
The mobile cloud is essential. In the past when we each had a single computer, it wasn't necessary. But now we all have a menagerie of gadgets and computers: home computer, work computer, laptop computer, iPhone, netbook. I was just out of town for a few days, and it would have made my life so much easier if I'd had all of my gizmos in sync. That's what Soonr does for you.
By Jim Karpen on Tue, 05/05/2009
MyWisdom is a real gem. It's a well organized collection of bits of wisdom — thousands of quotations from over 500 different individuals — currently on sale for .99. You can view a list of authors — from Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Albert Einstein, and Abraham Lincoln, to Marie Osmond, Ben Harper, Nicholas Cage, and Paul McCartney. The range is remarkable.
By Jim Karpen on Mon, 05/04/2009
Imagine that you're out and about and want to print a photo. With iPrintApp ($1.99), you can stop by any local copy or print store with a Wi-Fi network and print the photo on the spot.
By Eric Pankoke on Sun, 05/03/2009
Oceanic is the second game that I've reviewed from Pastel Games, and unlike the first it does not appear to be a flash conversion. In a lot of ways it feels like it, though. I think there's a potentially fun game trapped in here somewhere, but as it stands right now Oceanic feels more like a proof of concept than a full fledged game.
By Jim Karpen on Sat, 05/02/2009
Amazing what's free in the App Store.
By Jim Karpen on Fri, 05/01/2009
You can now get price comparisons for any product you're interested in just by doing a Google search and then scrolling down in the search results until you see the "Shopping results for . . . " link. Click on that link and Google returns a list of companies that offer that product and pricing information — in a format that's optimized for your iPhone. Some products, such as books and electronics, also include info such as online ratings and reviews.
By Eric Pankoke on Fri, 05/01/2009
Almost a year and a half ago I reviewed the Pocket PC version of The Corsair. You can check that out here to get all my thoughts on that incarnation of the game. So how does the iPhone version compare? Well, it's really basically the same game. Thankfully, that's not such a bad thing.