July 30, 2009
July 29, 2009
Apple has just put out a Mobileme app. I didn’t get any big surprises with the application except that it didn’t know who I was for the Mobileme account. When you launch the app it simply shows you the file system. Oddly you are able to delete files and non-system folders on your account but you can not move anything around. I hope they add this feature because finding time to organize the mess I have on there would be easier if I could just do it from my phone as time allowed.
Folders let you go in to them and documents can be read or emailed. To email (more…)
It’s been well reported that the google apps were banned by Apple a couple of days of ago. Mobile GV is back and available for download. (more…)
July 28, 2009
It appears Apple has turned down the official Google Voice app for the app store as well as 3rd party apps for Google Voice. BOO! Google is speculating it is because the Carrier, who will remain unnamed so as to give them no advertising in this post, does not want the competition. While Google Voice may add some competition I also think it adds customers. When will we start to look at the world in a new way? I am disappointed in the iPhone makers lack of courage here and I hope that the re-consider the Google application. I am not going to run out and buy an Android phone but I guess it will come up in conversations more. Here are some links to articles: Article one or Article two. They both say pretty much the same thing. Enjoy or not as the case may be 😡
Oh yea and one last thing…..Google!
July 27, 2009
I received an email last week from ZAGG, the makers of InvisibleShield, a customer strapped some fireworks to his iphone with the InvisibleSheild attached to his screen and lights it. He then removes the InvisibleShield to a picture perfect screen. Then straps another set of fireworks to the phone with the InvisibileSheild removed and the screen is toast. (more…)
July 26, 2009
This title really brings back some old memories of playing the NES/Sega baseball titles with the home run option. Simple gameplay with that addictive goal of trying to hit as many home runs as possible. It’s so addictive you just can’t put it down (this title has a chance to replace iDracula as my game of choice in meetings 🙂 The graphics on this title are very good, but not the best I’ve seen from the likes of gameloft, etc. It has 4 modes to choose from; Matchup(online multi-player mode), Arcade, Classic, and Training. Arcade is definitely my favorite because it give you chances to remove outs, hit special balls which give you extra points, etc. I haven’t tried the online mode, so I’ll report back when I do, but I don’t anticipate it taking away from the gameplay. It gives you the opportunity to sync up your scores with their online database to share with others from around the world. It also keeps stats like longest/average dist/most combo home runs, and well as win/loss record versus others online.
The game has a simple gameplay that will keep you engaged during those long waits while your wife is trying on clothes at the mall 🙂 Very recommended.
EDIT: Ok I said I would get back and post about the online play. All I have to say is WOW. Very simple, and very addicting. Basically you just click “Matchup” and your then taken to the online lobby where you pick a pitcher to go against, then you click quick match and your on your way. You have the option of declining a match up until you get someone within your ranking, or if your up to the challenge you can take on someone with a better ranking that will net you more points if you beat them. During the match up it shows the other players screen in like a PiP mode, and a progress bar across the top to give you an idea of how close you are to winning. It works pretty flawlessly, and is close to bulletproof as it gets in my opinion. Go buy it for $.99 and hit homers tell you can’t see anymore
I also wanted to note that I forgot to mention you get in game points you can use to buy better gear, clothes, and some cosmetic stuff like hair and skin tone. All of upgrades boost your overall stats so you definitely want to keep tabs on your wallet and buy gear when you can.
July 25, 2009
When I was a kid, i had a puzzle of the United States that I loved playing with. It taught me the capitols and geographically where each of the states were. I bought a similar puzzle for my boys. They enjoyed it, but are not fans of the cleanup and storage, nor am I really. The biggest problem is I can’t give a 3′ x 4′ foot puzzle yo play with in the back seat of the car or in a restaurant. Off to the App Store I went in search of a game that would provide the same function as the puzzle, but was fun and educational. Though most importantly, it had to hold the attention span of my 4 year old, when I need him to play independently. I downloaded every version of a State and Capitol application the App Store had to offer and The U.S. States and Capitols is without question the most user friendly, easiest to use and actually teaches you the states and capitols, not how to answer test questions. There is both a pay and a free version of the application. The pay version is only .99 cents while the free version contains only 15 states, but no ads. Its a true trial version of the full app. (more…)
July 23, 2009
So this app has been out for a little while now but it is still worth mentioning. The World of Warcraft Mobile Armory is exactly what you would expect from Blizzard. It is a very smooth, sharp looking app that does exactly what you want it to.
Like the other apps written in this vain it lets you look up characters on the armory and save a favorites list. It lets you see the details like sats, talents, and gear. The look is very close to the actual game UI only smaller. The items can be inspected in detail even down to who sells or drops the item and disenchant mats.
Additionally it has an item browser, guild browser, game calendar, wow news, talent calculator, and leader-boards. At the character level you can also see glyphs, achievements and arena teams. The transitions between screens have a nice page turn effect and even sound to go with it. Luckily sound, vibration, and alerts can be turned off, so as not to disturb you boss while you are in meetings 😉
If you play WoW I would say go get this you won’t be disappointed if you haven’t already gotten it. If you are going to develop an app and just want to set a bar for yourself, maybe you don’t want to start here.
July 22, 2009
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July 21, 2009
File this in rumorville, but acorrding to Mac Rumors, apparently the iPhone OS 3.1 will break the teathering hack that has been circuling around the US the past couple of months. The 3.1 beta was released a few days ago and this appears to be the most notable change, or at least thats been reported on thus far. I would venture to guess the MMS hack will probably be broken with this release as well. If you are using the tethering hack, I would hold off on the update until its confirmed that this is the case or another hack has been posted.