The latest Apple rumor is that the iPhone 3G will soon be replaced by a low-priced 8GB iPhone 3GS. Apparently, Rogers Wireless in Canada sent out a memo that implies the $99 iPhone 3G pricing announced at WWDC earlier this summer was to get rid of inventory to make way for the faster 3GS. Though nobody knows what the price might be on the new iPhone (or even if this rumor is true), it would be exciting to see a smaller 3GS for those who don't need all the space. While we wait to see what the next thing … Read more
If you're a musician looking for a cheap way to create wacked-out rhythm samples--or just an audio nut who wants a new toy on your iPhone--check out the new JR Hexatone Pro app for iPhone. Created by Amidio, the company behind the wicked-fun and surprisingly powerful StarGuitar app I tried earlier this year, Hexatone was coproduced with Jordan Rudess, who plays keyboards for prog-metal giants Dream Theater.
Like StarGuitar, it comes with a bunch of built-in samples, but it also lets you import your own. The trippy honeycomb pattern is basically a six-dimensional controller, letting you manipulate up to … Read more
Even though Apple prevented it from listing Google Voice on the iPhone App Store, Google is planning on retooling the application as a Web-based app, according to The New York Times.
In David Pogue's Friday column regarding the ongoing saga of Apple and Google Voice, he reveals that Google has already found a loophole:
Already, Google says it is readying a replacement for the Google Voice app that will offer exactly the same features as the rejected app--except that it will take the form of a specialized, iPhone-shaped Web page. For all intents and purposes, it will behave exactly … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--We're driving through the heart of the city, cruising along at a nice clip, but just in case we hit a patch of rough traffic, I know which alternate route I can take to go faster.
That's because I've got an iPhone with Waze, a new app released Thursday that's designed to give drivers a wide range of crowdsourced road information including traffic flow, road reports, and even warnings about where the latest speed traps have been set up.
I used to run without music. Then I started bringing along an MP3 player. And finally I caved in to strapping my iPhone to my arm.
Sure, it's a little unwieldy, but it's comforting to have a phone with you just in case you need a sag wagon.
And don't forget the apps. Your iPhone can double not only as an iPod, but also a GPS watch, a route map, and a personal trainer. Here's my list of must-have apps for new and seasoned runners alike.FlickTunes If your iPhone is coming along solely for iPod … Read more
Apple's iPhone may not have the largest share of the smartphone market, but it certainly grabbed a hefty piece of the profits.
According to Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi, who was quoted in an AllThingsD post, Apple managed to take 32 percent of the overall profits for the smartphone market. Sacconaghi also said in a research note to clients that Apple achieved that percentage of profit while only accounting for 8 percent of the industry's revenue, according to the report.
Sacconaghi goes on to talk about the advantages Apple has in the smartphone market, particularly the ecosystem it … Read more
Like Cover Flow for contacts, PhoneFace lets you create a custom favorites list comprised entirely of photos (and/or avatars).
In other words, it's a visual alternative to the iPhone's own Favorites list. And a terrific one at that.
To get started, you tap the Plus icon, then choose an existing contact from your address book. If there's not already an associated photo, you'll have the option to snap one with the iPhone's camera, choose one from your photo library, pick an avatar from PhoneFace's collection, or even pull down his/her Twitter profile … Read more
This is one of life's fundamental dilemmas.
You had a couple of beers over dinner. Now you're at the movies, and suddenly you need to go to the restroom.
But you want to know whether the monster with the green eyes, yellow lips, and voice like Charlton Heston will, indeed, eat the heroine before her beau is released by extra-terrestrial terrorists.
Thanks to RunPee.com, your problems are now behind you.
RunPee is dedicated to analyzing movies and working out the precise minute for you to annoy the other 12 people in your row, scuttle off to the … Read more
I went to Portland, Oregon, to visit my parents last week and had a great time spending time with my family and checking out the local breakfast spots. I even found new places to explore (thanks to my trusty iPhone). One thing I knew going up there is that my father and his girlfriend had already bought two iPhone 3GS phones and I would not be hearing the end of how much better theirs were than my year-old iPhone 3G. But my mother and stepdad live up in Portland too, and once they saw how cool and fun my iPhone … Read more
Here's an interesting solution for anyone who has a killer idea for an iPhone app but doesn't know the first thing about software development: Moobila turns your idea into an app and markets it on the App Store.
Actually, the company specializes in turning existing corporate software into iPhone apps, thereby eliminating the need to train or hire programmers.
But Moobila also provides an opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to see their ideas turned into potentially money-making software. You pay for the development; you keep whatever revenue it generates.
Want to see a few proofs of concept? Moobila has … Read more