Apps for soccer players, coaches, and fans!
Hey, soccer lovers! I searched the App Store and came up with my list of must-have soccer apps for the iPhone and iPod touch. Some of these apps, like Real Soccer and SoccerCard, are directly related to soccer. Others, like TVULite and Wunder Radio, are more general, allowing you to access a variety of content in addition to soccer. I enjoy watching soccer, have a good grasp on the basics, and am gaining a better understanding of the game’s intricacies. It’s true—I can’t bend it like Beckham, but I have no trouble spotting a great soccer app when I see it.
Recording and trimming videos; apps that make sharing videos easier
While the iPhone 3GS has a number of improvements, the game-changer is video capture and distribution. While other handsets have some video capability, the iPhone version is already becoming the de facto standard for mobile video capture—and with good reason.
Camera displays the outline of a box to tell you where the camera is focused. Touch the screen to change focus.
The creative use of the iPhone is, I find, stunning. Every day I receive press releases for apps that I just wouldn't expect. Two new apps that illustrate this are Retina and Eye Glasses. Retina ($.99) is for those who are color blind. You simply point the camera at something, such as an item of clothing in a store, and the app will show the item in the camera's preview mode and tell what color it is. Eye Glasses ($2.99) lets you use your iPhone to see tiny text or other hard-to-see details.
With the introduction of the (free) Vonage Mobile app for the iPhone and Vonage Mobile for iPod Touch, the world might have just gotten a lot smaller. I've been using Vonage since August 27 2005, well before the downturn in the economy, primarily because of growing dissatisfaction with traditional landlines service, customizability and cost. For example, prior to the switch to Vonage, my monthly phone bill was constantly betweeen $90 and $150, primarily because of in-state toll calls and my wife calling family in Hungary. It also irked me that call forwa
I've long been promising a generic roundup on accessing the desktop on other computers (let them be running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux or even some mobile operating systems like Windows Mobile) from iPhones and iPod touches (from now on: iPhones), mostly because there aren't really usable and/or up-to-date all-in-one articles on the subject, let alone comparative ones.
Getting this roundup ready took me a lot of time (over six weeks): much more than I've originally expected. The reason for this was that I've made some really serious bandwidth usage and networking model tests (all involving the making of videos of this process to provide you with as documented a process as possible) so that I can provide you as much objective, comparative information as possible.
A day in the life of a very busy baby boomer—and the apps that help her get things done.
Albert Einstein was once asked how many feet are in a mile. He answered, “I don’t know. Why should I fill my head with things like that when I could look them up in any reference book in two minutes?” Like Einstein, I’d rather not keep everything in my head either. Unlike Einstein, I don’t have to look it up in a book—I’ve got an iPhone in my pocket!
The features you should look for in an instant messaging app
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.
Ever wanted to watch WMV (TV) streams on your iPhone? Now you can!
: making Streamer compatible with all WMV streams; NetTV [Lite] news.
From one simple interface, you can find all of the latest sports news, scores, standings, and more, from 14 different professional and college sports leagues. The Local Tap feature covers sports teams in your area.
Shape Writer Lite: This app adds an alternate text entry method to your device. You use Shape Writer’s keyboard to enter text, but instead of tapping on letters, you draw a line on the screen connecting the letters you want to enter. An algorithm inside the app interprets the shape of the line and its location on the screen, and turns it into a word. It is unfortunate that you can only use Shape Writer to enter text into its notepad. However, with OS 3.0 you can cut text from Shape Writer and paste it into other iPhone apps.