This is the first part of a 3 part interview with Kate Connally, Vice President of AddictingGames. Each part of this interview will be followed by a mini-review of one of AddicitingGames' first three iPhone games. For part one the mini-review will be about iPark It!
In an earlier post I noted that i.TV 2.0 had been announced. And now it's out. This free app is billed as "the only movie, DVD, and TV guide you'll ever need." The new version lets you use your iPhone or iPod touch as a remote control with a TiVo, and more devices are being added. The new version also includes a streamlined interface, push notifications, and more.
One of the complaints when the new iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3.0 came out was the continued lack of MMS — even though the new software was capable of it. Now AT&T has announced that this multimedia messaging functionality will be coming September 25. You can read a short report on CNet and also a brief statement from AT&T. You'll need to have an iPhone 3G or 3GS to take advantage of this.
It's a good feeling when you hear that an app you reviewed and gave a thumbs up to makes it to the Apple "What's Hot" list (makes you think you got at least one right). It's especially cool when the developer is one that you have followed and encouraged for a long time (from back in the Windows Mobile days). Of course, the excellent Star Walk product for iPhone/iPod touch might have had just a little to do with it, and now soon to be released with a spinning earth model in version 3.0!
Outbreaks Near Me
With HealthMap's Outbreaks Near Me application, you have all of HealthMap's latest real-time disease outbreak information at your fingertips. Open the app and see all current outbreaks in your neighborhood, including news about H1N1 influenza ("swine flu"). Search and browse outbreak reports on the interactive map, and set up the app to alert you with a notice automatically whenever an outbreak is occurring in your area. If you spy an outbreak, be the first to report it using the app's unique outbreak reporting feature. You will get credit as a disease detective and your find will be featured on the website.
Talk about being fashionably late to the party. As promised for the fall, AT&T has made it official that its iPhone users will be able to finally use the MMS feature of the new 3.0 OS this September 25th.
AT&T had left advanced features such as MMS and tethering off of the list of can-do's when Apple announced it's 3.0 OS mainly due to the company's network not being able to handle the surge in data transfers.
Before you get too excited though, know that you will need to download a software update to your iPhone 3GS and 3G before you can use MMS, and iPhone 2G users are out of luck completely as those original devices will not get MMS support at all.
Seems everyone is talking about this new concert venue application, here on the blog anyway. iConcertCal is probably the easiest way I have ever found to find out about music appearances in your area. You can let it filter based on your loaded music, or you can simply go search through the available list of events. The location based services provide excellent coverage of large and small acts in your area.
Are you getting dropped calls on your iPhone? It's your fault. According to a report in today's New York Times, your iPhone is a data guzzler, and you, like most other iPhone owners, use it a lot. After all, it's the greatest handheld computer ever invented. But iPhone joy comes at a cost: the average iPhone owner uses as much as ten times the network capacity as a typical smartphone user. The result is a lot of angry customers. The article has some interesting anecdotes, including the occasion when thousands of iPhone owners attended a technology conference in Austin — and inadvertently brought the AT&T network to its knees. But don't despair.
I fell in love with the girl before I found out that she could cook, dance, and play tennis, plus loves movies and my friend J.R.R. Tolkien. Well, okay, a lot of that is a fantasy, but something LIKE that happened with Animoto and it’s new iPhone app, because I followed up a tech alert on USA Today that mentioned Animoto, and wow, it was a dream come true, even before they launched the app.
But first you would have to have my dream, which was for an easy way to take a bunch of my poems, or any poet’s poems, and add multi-image effects (and maybe music) to them to create a sort of MTV version of poetry.