iPhone Life magazine

Apps: Entertainment

Yahoo’s App gives you news, voice searches, and more

YahooNewsEditor's ChoiceThe Yahoo app is found in the App Store’s News category, most likely because the first two screens in the app display the latest news. However, the app offers much more for the iPhone and iPod touch user.

2012 — free game may harbinger future of iPhone games

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Or so says a great article on CNet. The free game 2012 is a tie-in to the movie and is fairly simple. But, according to the article, it uses a feature that may never have been tried before. The object of the game is to get to Tibet (digitally, of course). You do so by answering some tough trivia questions. And here's the innovation: you can use "lifelines" like in the TV game show by using your iPhone to call friends for help — directly from within the game.



A no-maintenance aquarium for fun and relaxation

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I don’t usually “play” on my iPhone, but once in awhile, I find a “fun” app that gets my attention. MyReef 3D Aquarium is one of those apps.



Showtime — free app for watching streaming Showtime content

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The free Showtime app from Showtime Networks offers selected full episodes of their programming as well as video clips from their original series. The selected episodes of original series include the new season premiere episodes of "Dexter" and "Californication." Also available are episodes of "United States of Tara," "Weeds," "Nurse Jackie," "The Tudors," "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union," and "Penn & Teller." Video is added regularly. The app also offers select sneak peek clips of the next week's episodes, behind-the-scenes features, and interviews with cast members and guest stars.



TVULite

TVU LiteTVULite lets you watch your favorite team play anytime you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network. This app gives you access to 300 TVU Network channels from around the world. Don’t even think about using this app without a broadband Wi-Fi connection—EDGE and 3G aren’t fast enough for the feeds. Also, due to the limited processing power of the iPhone/iPod touch, some of the feeds may load slowly and playback might be a bit choppy at times. (A few channels might not even display at all.) However, for the most part, you can easily find your favorite soccer match and watch it in real time.

The iPhone Brings Change to Japan

The iPhone's introduction and success in Japan is ushering in a new era of mobile services

iPHoneJapanIn the last ten years, Japan has led the world in mobile services. Beginning in 1999, NTT DoCoMo introduced a content service called i-Mode. They followed this in 2001 with a Java application service called i-appli. In addition, Japan was ahead of other nations in the development and introduction of digital money and TV streaming services.


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The iPhone Life Project October 2009

Kelen continues to work with his iPhone, his favorite game is EA's (.99) Spore which has led to a number of interesting and exciting creations.  For example, Spore inspired his creation of his own monsters, and then back to creating visually interesting and sometimes intense images with his iPhone. 



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.



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