iPhone Life magazine

Apps: Entertainment

The Death of the Dinosaur

How my world changed when I got an iPhone

I’m a refugee from the land of the dinosaur phone, where you hit a button three times to get a “C” and four times to get an “S.” You can imagine how my world changed when I got the iPhone. My first discovery was that the onscreen keyboard makes it a lot easier to compose and send e-mail or texts. I love that I can access my three e-mail accounts wherever I am. I no longer have to wait until I get to the office to be on top of the action.


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Free Entertainment Apps!

Stream music, find movies and games, and stay on top of entertainment news

There are few words that grab your attention like “free”! If you can get your hands on something without spending your hard earned money, it feels like Christmas. Since I purchased my iPhone, I’ve found that there are a lot of excellent apps available for free; you just have to do a little digging to find them.

Some of my favorite applications are found in the Entertainment category. I love spending my spare time listening to music, watching movies, and playing games. In this article, I look at some of the best free apps I’ve found. They keep me entertained and help keep money in my wallet.


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Tweetie gets an update.. Tweetie 2

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I like Tweetie.  I wrote an article for iphonelife on iphone twitter apps (it not out yet, but here is a short version) and of all the apps I tried, I used tweetie the most when I’m not using twittFilter. (twittFilter is a web app and my fave given that I wrote it).  So Gizmodo, which seem to be the site to check now a days, broke a story on tweetie 2 which seems bring a new functionality to twitter iphone apps; offline twitter access.  There are some other improvements, but its the offline that sounds interesting.  I will wait for a few more reviews and update.



Misc news & roundup / guide updates (09/27/2009)

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I’ve updated several of my guides / bibles / roundups to reflect the latest changes. See the bottommost “UPDATE (09/27/2009)” section in each of them. The only news item I haven’t published in another article is the one describing the new Backgrounder version.

AppStore news:

Ever wanted to watch WMV (TV) streams on your iPhone? Now you can!: making Streamer compatible with all WMV streams; NetTV [Lite] news.


iPhone Multiplayer Gaming Bible updated

I've added tons of new games and no less than four updates to the iPhone Multiplayer Gaming Bible. Next week, I'll also add tons of new videos showing each and every game in action.



Pandora

Enter the name of your favorite band and the app will create a “radio station” that plays music from the band you selected or from bands that play similar music. And the best part? You never have to listen to a yappy disc jockey again.

ESPN Fantasy Football launches in App Store!

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 "ESPN Mobile launched its latest application to the Apple iTunes App Store today, when it debuted ESPN Fantasy Football.  The app provides millions of ESPN Fantasy Football players full control and management of their ESPN teams and leagues, live scores and stats, personalized alerts and exclusive editorial -- all from their iPhone or iPod Touch device."

Stay totally in every game with this new app from ESPN Mobile. Only $4.99, so simply search for it in the App Store app on your iPhone or iPod touch... See a demo at the link above.

 



Free i.TV 2.0 now available

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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.

 

 



Animoto: It's a love thing

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.



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