By Todd Bernhard on Wed, 05/09/2012
When I saw the MatchBook Pro (no, that's not a typo for MacBook Pro) I was intrigued. I don't smoke, but I light candles occasionally so the exposed 'matches' that really function as a kickstand are a neat touch.
The case itself is well made, with a felt lining to protect your iPhone 4 or 4S, and a hard shell exterior. The 'matches' have a rubber tip which helps keep the case stationary when the kickstand is in use.
By admin on Wed, 05/09/2012
PrintJinny is an app which will make it possible for you to print just about anything from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device. The concept seems quite simple but it actually helps to get around a lot of limitations associated with these mobile devices. More and more people are browsing the internet, looking at photos and even working from their mobile device and if they can’t print from them it is quite an inconvenience.
By Jim Karpen on Wed, 05/09/2012
As is often the case, DigiTimes is today's source of the latest rumors regarding the iPhone and iPad. The Taiwanese site gets its insider info from Apple suppliers, but its reliability has been variable. Their latest report is that Pegatron will manufacture the iPhone 5, which will appear in September. They also say that Pegatron has a contract to manufacture a 10-inch iPad, which they say will be out in the December quarter. Plus, they're saying that Foxconn will manufacture a 7-inch iPad that will be launched in August.
By Biweekly Giveaways on Mon, 05/07/2012
Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. We have selected the winners of this Giveaway. We gave away 10 apps!
And the winners are... (drumroll please): Richard Cadorette, Jonathan Frank, Marcin Prochnicki, Deborah Hall, Ben Klein, Garty Matt, Jacqueline Keeton, Gale Christian, Wayne Oakes and Michael Cuddy!
By Werner Ruotsalainen on Sun, 05/06/2012
A new multimedia player, viPlay (AppStore link) has just been released in the AppStore. As there are no reviews of the app at all (not even mentioning dependable ones), I've found it necessary to quickly publish mine. (The detailed feature & evaluation chart of my forthcoming iOS Multimedia bible, as you may have guessed, has been updated with more thorough info on both this and the other new, below reviewed apps).
By admin on Sun, 05/06/2012
Cannibal cookout is a fun cooking based game with a disturbing, yet funny, twist. Rather than cooking with normal materials like many other cooking apps, you are a cannibal so you cook with other creatures. The main game play screen has a large pot with boiling water in the middle, fire underneath and some trees and bushes in the background. To beat each level you need to cook enough of the creatures to satisfy your character.
To cook one of these creatures you simply tap it and drag it into the boiling water where it will sit for a moment before going into your hunger meter to fill you up. While they are in the boiling water they have sad little voice bubbles which say, “AHHHH” and “OUCH” which while dark still manages to be cute.
By Nate Adcock on Sat, 05/05/2012
Looks like one worth taking a look at soon. Anyway, only 99 pennies for a limited time, so might want to grab it now. Check out the YT demo, and/or read on for full PR brief on the newly minted My Little Hero for iOS!
By Nate Adcock on Sat, 05/05/2012
Do you ever consider what iPhone or iPad would be without the App store? Seriously think about it...? iOS is great, sure, but would get boring in a hurry without the awesome apps and games. Games that developers create, slaving for weeks/months over details most of us would consider a form of insanity, to bring us the very best in mobile entertainment for a price under 5 bucks! What if, like in early computer days, we had to write our own apps?! I got a taste of what that might be like. I say a taste, because though I write scripts to do my job, neither coding nor computer graphics are activities I claim to be able to do well. To make a game for iOS, I would need a lot of help. Sketch Nation Studio certainly helped, but the result is well, laughable in my case!
By Werner Ruotsalainen on Sat, 05/05/2012
UPDATE (07/13/2012): 1. the new version stores its recordings in the standard Documents directory of the stock Skype app.
2. I've posted a lot of information on the Bluetooth compliance of the recorder HERE. The article also shows how you can make the in/output file pairs into stereo files with separate left/right channels keeping the in/out (or out/in) streams.
3. Unfortunately, in the last two months, there has still no been a bugifx for the iPad version of Skype.
By Nate Adcock on Fri, 05/04/2012
My WiFi point of presence is in my basement. That's where the internet service provider installer guy had to put it. I mostly work 2 floors above that level, so getting a steady WiFi signal with all the interference in my neighborhood is somewhat a dicey proposition. My router was provided by the service company, so it's not exactly standard or easily configured (though I have tweaked on it a bit). I have been looking for a way to boost my upstairs WiFi reception for years, and didn't want to fuss with repeaters, or adding another AP. I think I may have finally found one of the easiest and cheapest ways to solve this problem. The Mohu Bounce...
By Werner Ruotsalainen on Fri, 05/04/2012
At MacRumors, I've been asked to elaborate on whether it's possible not to let users browse non-company Web pages, preferably with a mirrored, offline set of the company's pages for reference to get 3G data usage costs down.
Let's start with the former (to keep the size of the article down, I'll discuss the strictly offline solution in a separate writeup). Note that the solutions I present can be not only used in a corporate environment but, say, at home if you don't want your children to access certain “adult” pages.
By Biweekly Giveaways on Fri, 05/04/2012
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, 05/04/2012
In a post a couple days ago, I noted a consumer survey that found that more Android phones were sold in the March quarter of this year than iPhones. Wrong, according to Business Insider. The three major carriers in the U.S. all reported that they activated more iPhones in the first quarter of this year than Android, with the iPhone counting for 63% of the activations. After reading the article, I’m betting that the Business Insider data is more accurate than the consumer survey.
By Siva Om on Thu, 05/03/2012
5 Of The Top, Rugged iPhone Cases In Review: Welcome to a review of heavy-duty cases by someone who really puts his iPhone's case through some vigorous testing! My iPhone accompanies me on many an outdoor adventure, and like me, has had its fair share of spills and thrills. So I have a good idea of what makes a "good rugged case", a good rugged case.
By Jim Karpen on Thu, 05/03/2012
iLounge posted details today about the new iPhone 5 that's expected this fall, though they didn't say where they got the info. They say the iPhone will be taller, at 4 inches, and will have a new aspect ratio. In addition, they say it will have a metal back. At 7.4 millimeters thick, it will be 20% thinner than the iPhone 4S. It will use Gorilla Glass 2, which is thinner than the Gorilla Glass used in previous iPhones, yet is just as strong. The metal panel on the back will be flat, not curved. In addition, the base of the phone will have a newly designed Dock Connector, possibly with 16 pins rather than the current 30.
By admin on Thu, 05/03/2012
The Kisaragi no Hogyoku app is more of a book than a traditional app. The app opens up to the main menu where you can choose to start the story or learn how to interact with it. The interaction is quite simple with regular taps and swipes to advance the story, touching the screen with two fingers to bring up the menu or three fingers to fast forward through the story. All of these gestures are simple to use and work flawlessly for controlling the pace of the story.
By Eric Pankoke on Wed, 05/02/2012
Having grown up in the 8 and 16 bit console era, I remember when 2D platform games were all the rage. Nowadays it seems as though even simple platforming romps need to be embellished with the latest 3D graphics in order to be accepted by the masses. Thankfully handheld devices like smartphones have made the 2D platform game “in style” again, and games like Frenzy Pop are taking good advantage of that. The premise is simple, the levels are challenging, and there’s no third dimension to clutter up the fun.