The iTunes App Store is glutted with to-do lists and time managers, but many are so simple they're ineffective. Appigo's Todo is the highest cost of its cohort, but is also more complete than the budget offerings. Unlike other to-do lists, you can have Todo assign a due date and priority ranking; it will winningly associate tasks with mobile numbers and Web sites. You can further synchronize your lists with your pro Remember the Milk account and with Toodledo, both Web-based task organizers. Now if only Apple would let Todo take the extra leap and let loose with … Read more
Of the handful of voice-transcription iPhone apps to search the Web or place a call, Vlingo's is the best. Speaking into the phone searches the Web using Google or Yahoo, dials contacts, finds a place on a map, and updates your status on Twitter and Facebook without ever touching a keyboard.
Vlingo lacks the terrific, but iPhone SDK-violating feature to raise the handset to your head to begin a search, but makes up for it by creating a voice recognition profile for your phone book and by letting you preview Twitter and Facebook text before it updates your status.… Read more
AP Mobile News Network is one of your better choices for keeping up with the latest news on your iPhone or iPod Touch. This free, easy-to-use application has a gratifyingly responsive interface that gives you quick access to news headlines, photos, and videos.
Headlines are broken down into Top News, Local (you can specify your zip code or use your iPhone's location), Sports, Business, Travel, Politics, and Showbiz, each with further subcategories (for example, baseball, auto racing, hockey, and so on, under Sports) that you choose from a slick, sliding, horizontal navigation bar. It's easy to save stories … Read more
Social-bookmarking site Delicious announced Tuesday that it has launched a mobile site to allow users to view saved pages while on the go. Delicious Mobile allows users to browse saved bookmarks, view their in-box, and browse recent bookmarks and tags from the Delicious community. The company says it will integrate its social search engine into the mobile site next.
Analysts from market research firm Gartner said Wednesday that organizations need to understand how social networks are "altering the recruitment landscape and adapt recruiting strategies and systems accordingly." Gartner analysts went on to say that by 2011, organizations that … Read more
The free Fring for iPhone is a compelling VoIP caller and multinetwork chat app in one. Tap over to the add-ons section to talk to friends using Skype, SIP, and Windows Live Messenger (MSN), Google Talk, and ICQ's protocols. Like plugging a headset into the PC, Fring's app spells cheap calls to international contacts. Beware though, you'll need a strong Wi-Fi connection to make or receive VoIP calls.
In addition to stretching out your vocal chords, Fring can open conversations for the IM networks above, as well as for AIM and Yahoo. Signing into Twitter from Fring … Read more
I've been a fan of the Sonos Multi-Room Music System ever since I saw it in action at a neighbor's house a couple summers ago. There's no other solution that gives you such easy access to so much music in so many places in your house, whether that music is stored on your computer or delivered via partnerships with Internet music providers like Last.fm (owned by CBS, which also owns CNET), Pandora, or Rhapsody.
Recently, Sonos sent me a system to test out with their new free iPhone controller (more about that later), and I came … Read more
How do you take and keep notes to yourself? With a desktop calendar, or even with Post-Its?
The freemium note-taking service Evernote not only takes multimedia notes--audio, photo, and text--but also syncs them to your Mac, PC, iPhone, Windows Mobile phone, and to the Web. That puts your videos, photos, scribbles, dictations, and other notes to yourself within reach wherever you have Internet or one of free Evernote's apps.
Watch this Fist Look video to see how Evernote works on them all.
According to a story published in the New York Times, Apple was forced to eliminate the GPS features of the iPhone 3G in order to sell it in Egypt. You can see that GPS is not mentioned on the Egyptian iPhone web page; the site mentions Wi-Fi, 3G, internet, MS Exchange and even maps sans, unfortunately, GPS.
The reasons behind this: the Egyptian government's belief that the GPS features could be a military security risk and therefore should be limited only to the military in that country. However, an even more significant aspect of the exclusion involves the effect … Read more
Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories about the recession's effect on the tech industry.
Not long ago, during an evening of hanging out with friends, five of us sat in my living room, staring at and holding tight to our iPhones or iPod Touches.
This wasn't the anti-social behavior you might think, though. Actually, we were having a great time, banging our fingers furiously on the touch screens of the five devices, trying to kill each other (and not be killed ourselves) in the utterly addictive multiplayer shooting game Maze Wars Revisited.
The … Read more
With the Apps Store's wide variety of downloadable content, and the fact you don't have to carry any cartridges or memory cards, the iPhone is an ideal device for your all-around entertainment.
However when most people think of gaming on their phone, games like Tetris, Blackjack, Sudoku, and Bejeweled come to mind. Not that there's anything wrong with them, they're great games. … Read more