Recent App Reviews
Emergency Radio covers over 900 local areas, letting you use your iPhone to tune in to police, fire, and emergency services frequencies via Wi-Fi or your data connection. The popular app is one of the top paid apps (99 cents) in the iTunes App Store. It takes advantage of ability to identify your location, making it easy for you to search for nearby frequencies based on your current location. You can also search for specific cities/counties. The application also offers a customizable favorites list, and a list of scanner codes to aid in listening. You can find a list of the communities covered by clicking here. If you don’t see yours listed, you can request it. A free Lite version covers specific services in Chicago, Denver, Miami, New Orleans, and San Jose.
Sorry folks, the SafeWallet contest is now over (but i'm trying to go ahead and get licenses for everyone). Our official winners are:
Today, I discovered the Myst app for the iPhone. MYST was my all-time favorite game when it came out on the Mac, so I HAD to buy the app for my iPhone this morning.
I haven't spent much time on it yet, so I'll report more later; but so far, I'm impressed! The graphics and sound effects are just like I remember! It navigates easy once you learn the tricks. The help section will tell you all you need to know to get around.
We had a litle impromptu security-related contest this week to raffle off some free versions of SafeWallet for iPhone. An app from SBSH Software that will securely store all your critically private information.
The developer of Steppin has just reduced the price to — free! This game for iPhone and iPod Touch entails using your fingers as if they're your feet to navigate five levels of courses, from skipping across lilies in a pond, to traversing the face of a cliff. You use the multitouch capability of the screen to get across all five levels in the fastest time. A scoreboard system tracks your best time as well as reporting the best player of the day, week, and ever.
Earlier this week Amazon launched an iPhone-friendly version of its website. When you go to Amazon.com in Safari on your iPhone or iPod Touch, it automatically gives you the iPhone version (and gives you the option of seeing the PC version, if you want). This is the whole Amazon site, not just the Kindle ebook area. If you do a search, you can, just like the desktop site, search any specific area of the site, or choose just to search the Kindle area.
A couple days ago I posted about "crap apps": entertaining and completely useless apps A couple days ago I posted about "crap apps": entertaining and completely useless apps that in some cases make a lot more money for the developer than serious apps. Now the Wall Street Journal has an article on what might be called "ad apps": apps whose main purpose is to promote a product.
My hope was to get this out before Mother's Day was over - at least by me - but I missed it by "that much". Anyway, I thought I'd take a couple minutes to talk about a relatively new iPhone application called Flower Garden. I hesitate to call this a game, because the only thing in it that's reminiscent of gaming is the need to unlock the various types of flowers you can grow. I suppose a better classification for this would be an "entertainment" package. In the end, though, it's really mostly one of those Zen like relaxation packages.&nb
3 lucky readers are going to win a copy of SBSH SafeWallet by giving up their iPhone security secrets. What am I blathering about? Well, I wanna know how you keep your iPhone data secure...? Not still storing passwords and account numbers in the notes application, I hope. Is your phone jailbroken? That could be a problem if it's lost, or malware finds it's way to it.