iPhone Life magazine

iPod Touch

Combat Action for your iPhone or Touch!

Reviews of Brothers in Arms, Hellfire, and Armageddon Squadron.

I have played my share of video games, starting with the original Pong. I remember when Space Invaders was housed inside a cabinet that was bigger than I was. Over the years, video games have not only become faster and more realistic, but the hardware that they run on can be held in your hand! I now mostly play mobile games and have a growing number of titles installed on my iPod touch. I especially love first-person shooters (FPS) and 3-D action games (usually involving combat of some type). I am amazed how handheld hardware has evolved in order to run the latest modern games. However, porting games to the iPhone has its challenges.


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The iPhone in the Humanities and Arts

Inexpensive apps available for language studies, philosophy, the arts, and more.

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What is required is not a lot of words, but effectual ones.
Seneca (4BC – 65AD)

 

 

 

 
 


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Google Reader, the Undisputed RSS Champ

Although Google Reader is the champ, there are other RSS readers

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eBooks on the iPhone

Why I will never buy another hardback book again.

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Hardback, paperback, new, used, it doesn’t matter to me—I’ve always loved books. I’m the kind of guy who reads a book while waiting in a long line at the Department of Motor Vehicles, and then gets annoyed at the interruption when they finally call my name. I love reading, but have recently encountered a couple obstacles to my passion.


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App-A-Day Project: Ultimate Dungeon

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Due to real life setting in, the developer has put the App-A-Day project on temporary hiatus.  I think this is a good thing, as it will hopefully give him time to reconsider where he's really going with this.  Maybe you'll agree with me after reading my review of his latest effort, Ultimate Dungeon.



A "Must" for the 21st Century Soldier

New apps are turning the iPod touch into a must-have accessory for the modern war fighter.

Since the C-Ration was introduced in 1938, U.S. field rations have included an “accessory pack” that contained a can opener, salt tablets, chewing gum, a pack of cigarettes, and other “necessary” items. The smokes were removed from the packs in 1975 for good reason, but the military still provides soldiers with certain necessary accessories when they go into battle.

The Department of Defense may be looking into adding a new accessory to its “necessary” list—the iPod touch. This device provides the ultimate “mobile professional” with network access, digital camera capabilities, GPS, and video playback. In addition, more capabilities can be added to the device via the iTunes App Store.


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Everything you'll ever need to know about listening to radio on the iPhone - Part I

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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.



App-A-Day Project: Spot The Bug

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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...



From The Editor

iPhone 3G S and OS 3.0

The big news for this summer is the release of Apple’s updated mobile OS and its new iPhone.

In this issue, we take a first look at the new iPhone 3G S. Resting in your hand, it looks pretty much like the 3G, but in this case, looks are deceiving. The 3G S sports a faster processor, better battery life, a 3 megapixel camera, enhanced 3D graphics, and a variety of other improvements. Best of all, Apple claims it’s twice as fast as the 3G. By the time you read this, it should be available from Apple, AT&T, and other vendors. Check it out.


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App-A-Day Project: Trounce

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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.



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