By Nate Adcock on Sun, 04/22/2012
Paper Monsters is certainly one of the best platformers for iPad/iPhone I have experienced, and got it for the limited free app a day price, but it's only back up to 99 pennies today, so definitely still a steal. Everything about the game is great. Engaging levels, superior graphics, easy control, and catchy music. The overall mood is so cheerful, and uplifting, can't help but smile when you play, and the interesting backgrounds, obstacles and scenes make it that much more fun to keep playing. Grab Paper Monsters from Crescent Moon Games here, or read on for the rest of the review including a short YouTube demo video. Also, in retro gaming news, Activision dropped several of their games to the 99 cent level this weekend, so grabbed Crash Bandicoot this week too...
By Peter Magers on Sun, 04/22/2012
Okay, so it seems like there’s always some hot new way to organize your contacts popping up, and these new methods generally turn out to be so much hype. The developers of my facecard, however, actually have a pretty novel new set up.
By Eric Pankoke on Sat, 04/21/2012
Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat – if you don’t have much patience, don’t play this game. For every level you breeze through (which won’t be many) there are several that will cause you to tear your hair out. Granted you could do just enough to simply pass each level, but if you’re one of those types that like to go for the gold in every game be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time on some of these boards. Okay, that’s it for the disclaimer.
By Jim Karpen on Sat, 04/21/2012
Clearly the iPad is making huge inroads in the business market. Last year Apple announced that 86 percent of Fortune 500 companies and 47 percent of Global 500 companies were testing or using the iPad. It's partly based on this growing market for the iPad that some analysts have increased their target for Apple's stock price. Also last year new survey of companies that use Microsoft Exchange servers found that Apple's iPhone has a 61 percent share among smartphones and is growing.
By Todd Bernhard on Sat, 04/21/2012
By admin on Sat, 04/21/2012
The SoulMate app is a great app for just about anyone who is sick of having to use all different apps and other communications methods to get in touch with their friends, family or significant other. This app combines the features of things like text messaging, phone calls, email's and much more as well. It makes it very quick and easy to get in contact with anyone.
By Nate Adcock on Fri, 04/20/2012
First caught a glimpse of this, well for lack of a better description--fist-sized block of lithium-ion in a hard shell--at CES earlier this year. It can top up all your gadgets and then some with a 6000 mAh of raw power, the powerstation Pro is finally available for purchase at the spendy sum of $129.95. It not only charges fast, but can also stop a bullet (okay, I made that up). It is, however, designed to stand up to the elements including sand, dust and water. You can learn more in the included PR release and embedded YT vid after the break...
By Werner Ruotsalainen on Fri, 04/20/2012
I've dedicated several articles (latest one HERE) to converting videos into MP4 (M4V / MOV) files so that they can be played back by the H.264 decoder of even older-generation iDevices. In the current one, I elaborate on how how you can play the output files with the built-in, stock Videos application. This article also belong to my Multimedia article series, in which I plan to publish a “Streaming multimedia over your local Wi-Fi” in the next few days and, then, finally, the real Multimedia bible.
By Biweekly Giveaways on Fri, 04/20/2012
Every weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works: Every Friday we will announce the prizes being given away through iPhoneLife.com, Facebook, and Twitter. To enter the giveaway, go to iPhoneLife.com/giveaways. On Monday morning we will randomly select the winners. If you win an app, we will email you the promo code to redeem the app for free. If you win an accessory, we will mail it to you.
By Jim Karpen on Fri, 04/20/2012
Thinner and lighter: that's the general direction of Apple's gizmos. And rumors are swirling that Apple will use technologies in the iPhone 5 that will allow it to be even more svelte. A couple days ago the rumor was the Apple would use a new material called Liquidmetal for the casing on the back. This alloy offers great durability yet is light like plastic. And now the rumor today, via DigiTimes and reported on AppleInsider, is that Apple may use in-cell touch displays.
By Peter Magers on Fri, 04/20/2012
If you know games, you know Unreal Engine is the head of the pack for 3D graphics. If you didn’t know that, well, now you do. And it’s part of the genius recipe behind Oozoo’s new entry: Brandnew Boy. The game offers up great graphics that run smoothly, but it’s got a whole lot more on the menu as well.
By Jim Karpen on Thu, 04/19/2012
Today's headlines could hardly be more of a contrast: Verizon activated 3.2 billion iPhones in the first quarter of 2012, and, based on this enhanced revenue stream, reported earnings of $3.91 billion. Meanwhile, Nokia, long the industry leader, reported a loss of $1.2 billion due in part to the tough competition in the smartphone market. The bottom line: it pays to sell iPhones.
By Jim Karpen on Thu, 04/19/2012
I have a second-generation Apple TV set-top box, and really enjoy using AirPlay to stream movies from my iPad to my 42-inch HDTV. It's fun how simple it is. If you have an iOS device and Apple TV on the same WiFi network, you simply start playing a video and tap a button that gives you the option of playing the movie on your TV instead of your iPad. If you need to go out and want to continue watching the movie, you simply toggle back to the iPad and continue watching.
By Jim Karpen on Wed, 04/18/2012
There's not a lot of substance to this rumor, just a brief report on a Korean tech news website attributing the information to industry sources: "According to industry sources, the next flagship phones of the companies are expected to adopt unprecedented materials for their main bodies, that is, ceramic for the Galaxy S3 and liquid metal for iPhone 5, both being thin, light and highly resistant to external impacts." In fact, in 2010 Apple did purchase exclusive rights to use a new material named Liquidmetal in consumer devices, but has so far only used it in a S
By Jim Karpen on Tue, 04/17/2012
Lists of best apps are exceedingly useful. You find out what people like the best and don't have to take the time to try a lot of apps to see what the really good ones are. And one of the best lists of free apps that I've seen is iMore's recent list of Best free iPhone apps. Many of my favorites are here and are apps that I would also recommend.
By Todd Bernhard on Tue, 04/17/2012
Forget 3D movies and television, the real future is 3D printing! It's not cheap, yet, but the folks at Sculpteo are trying to pioneer a new way to create truly personalized items from ceramic and other materials.
Naturally, they have an app for that, and it supports the iPad as well. It lets you choose from an existing collection of designer-created 3D printable objects or create a personalized item like a mug with your child's silhouette built-in or an iPhone case with your custom message. I'm tempted to say the custom images or text are embossed, but that's technically inaccurate. The item is crafted in 3D with your edits. You have to see it to understand, and you can download the app for free and play with it.
By Nate Adcock on Mon, 04/16/2012
I have exercised consistently for more than 20 years, especially with weights. One thing I've learned is that if you want to get results and keep them, you need to adopt and stick to a structured plan. A personal trainer is really the best way to get on the right track and stay there, but not everyone has access to that kind of resource (never had one, myself). A motivated and knowledgeable training partner is nearly as good, if not better in some cases. With a plan and a partner, now all you need is a way to journal and track your workouts. If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, Pushing Weight makes it pretty simple to plan and keep track of your pump!
By Biweekly Giveaways on Mon, 04/16/2012
Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. We have selected the winners of this Giveaway. We gave away 19 apps!
And the winners are... (drumroll please): Joseph Sparks, Bogdan Zamfir, Zeke Bruzon, Dana Loginov, Tracy Brewer, Philip Choi, Nisar Ahmed, Clinton Haynes, Alborz Miralizadeh, Dawn Dance, Stevv Southwell, Robert rowe, Bob Sinclair, Simon Shu, Vijay Singh, Ron Vogel, Edward Selgas, Sharon Helmerson and Radu Boriceanu!
By Peter Magers on Sun, 04/15/2012
Whether your schedule is a nightmare because of work, school, kids’ activities, additional obligations, or (heaven help you) all of the above, Yunasoft’snew App Store offering Awesome Calendar offers its help.