Recent App Reviews
PART II CONTINUED FROM HERE
The iPhone is an ideal platform for listening to online radio stations. In this article, I explain everything you’ll ever need to know about all this. You’ll learn how radio stations can be listened to on even non-jailbroken iPhones, without any hacks to play stations in the background; I also present a very thorough comparison of currently available third-party radio software.
First and foremost, let’s take a closer look at the built-in, out-of-the-box radio support.
1. Built-in capabilities: QuickTime
All versions of the iPhone (and, of course, the iPod Touch – from now on, I refer to all these as “iPhone”), under OS3, already have support for playing back some (not all!) possible radio stream types.
Our friends over at SBSH have kindly offered to sponsor another giveaway of the latest released version 1.1 of the excellent SafeWallet which now sports the ability to sync your data with a PC. So, you know the drill... Comment here on this post (in a non spam-like manner) on the virtues of the method that you employ to secure your data, and you just might win a copy of this excellent product! We are giving away 3 copies, so get your comments in before Friday, 24 July 2009--11PM EST..
Smart Kid - English basics lite (free) by Viralint is great! Upon opening it up you can choose to get learn a bit about it, go into settings, where you can set up some parameters, or start right in with sentence completion, choosing from a difficulty level of1 to 6.
Now from the name you're probably thinking this is some boring programmer's game or an insect variation of "Where's Waldo?". In actuality it's an interesting take on the match 3 genre. Unfortunately, like most of the games in this series to date, it suffers from inadequate controls and hasty implementation. Here we go again...
“July 13, 2009 - SBSH announced an exciting update for its SafeWallet for iPhone to version 1.1! Introducing new PC Companion, iPhone 3.0 support, custom templates creation and editing and much more!”
Out of the over 50,000 apps in the App Store, MacWorld magazine picked Concert Vault as the best app of 2009. This free app lets you enter in your favorite band or artist, and then you can listen via streaming audio to an actual concert that was recorded sometime in the past — U2, early Bruce Springsteen, Janis Joplin. The collection spans the 1960s through today. Obviously not every band or artist will be represented, and the current ones less so. But hopefully you'll find something you'll like from among the thousands of concerts.
I’ve recently had the opportunity to review Mantaray Creative Labs iBaby Buddy ($1.99) and like what I see with one caveat. From the get go it should be obvious that you take risks handing over a several hundred dollar iPhone to an infant, I could easily imagine the lady at the Apple Genius bar asking if my iPhone got wet and my saying, “Does my baby teething on it count?” But with that caveat, and a parents desire to give their children the best learning opportunities they can, I think this is a use of the iPhone worth following.
From Almond Biscotti to White Chocolate Drop Cookies, Bake-Guru has enough cookie recipes to keep your sweet tooth happy.
Ready for some demon squishing fun? I was too, but what could have been a simple yet intriguing premise somehow managed to get mired in the details. Trounce is a good foundation for a nice pick-up-and-play game, but until it can move past its App-A-Day roots it really feels like little more than a prototype.