I think Siena Entertainment has hit one out of the park with StoryChime's The Queen Bee (.99) a 21st Century take on the Brothers Grimm 1884 Fairy Tail.
Let me walk you through why. According to the company press release, Story Chimes was created by two young fathers who were looking for a way to educationally entertain their kids while promoting a contemporary way to make reading fun.” Well if my son is any indication, they certainly have found a way to make reading fun.
You may have already thought of upgrading to the latest iPhone OS version, 3.1.2.
I myself have completely skipped version 3.1 released in September because both of the bug reports (see for example THIS) and the problems I faced during trying to upgrade on both my iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S.
DriveSafe.ly is still in Alpha and only on jailbreak at the moment. At some point they will release it via the app store, but without backgrounder, I’m not sure how useful it is. The app is simple enough; every 5sec or 1min it checks for new SMS messages. If a new message is found, it converts the sender’s name and message to voice and plays it on the iphone. Natch! The app is still a touch buggy and it does not always work for me, but in the one ‘real’ use case, it proved useful. I normally do not ride with earphones unless it a long ride and if that long ride is mostly freeway.
You may well remember that, immediately after the release of OS 3.0 and the 3G S, I’ve published quite a few tests on stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) headphones compatibility with both the iPhone 3G and the 3G S (see THIS for my latest report).
Now that version 3.1.2 is out and I had some time to research how it can be safely jailbroken, I’ve re-run the tests, particularly in order to find out how voice control over Bluetooth works.
As I've mentioned before, I'm not really a game person, but I do like word games if they keep my interest. The game has to be easy to win at first in order to get my attention, but then become more challenging as I improve in order to keep me playing. Lexic (v. 2.0) was able to do that.
For 25 years our company, Thaddeus Computing, has published magazines for mobile computer users. During much of that time, Conrad Blickenstorfer was a friendly competitor with his excellent, forward-thinking publication, Pen Computing. Conrad and Pen Computing have remained a strong web presence. In Conrad's latest post he has some interesting remarks about his new iPhone 3GS and how it compares with the original iPhone. He likes his 3GS but the change-over was not all positive.
I admit it. I've been avoiding schoolwork and spending too much time on iPhone apps. How can I concentrate on school work when I keep getting apps to review like Ransom Letters (v. 1.5). I love decorating my photos and sending them to my friends; and with Ransom Letters, I can add fun messages written like a ransom note.
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In the overly crowded match X genre on the App Store, it's not very often that a new game comes along that makes you go "wow". Cash Cow is one of those games. The audio and visual are enough to put this at the top of the haystack, but throw in some fresh game play and a little farm building subplot and there's no question that Cash Cow is a winner. The only real question is will you be able to wrestle the game away from your kids to play it yourself?
I've posted about quite a few resources that you can use to help you find the best apps to meet your needs, but haven't yet covered App Classics. It's right up there with the leaders if you're trying to find the all-time most popular high-quality apps. The developers of the site say that they rate apps using a formula that analyzes iTunes rating information to identify and grade truly classic apps. On the front page of the site you'll see the top app classics across all categories. Or you can use a drop-down menu to view apps by category.