There is a plethora of Twitter applications out there for the iPhone (PocketTweets, ThinCloud, and Hahlo, to name a few), but that didn't stop the folks at Illusion Factory from coming up with iTweet, yet another iPhone application to help you send Twitter posts that much faster. Like many of its competitors, iTweet will show you the Public Timeline, as well as your Friends Timeline, plus Direct Messages, Replies, and so forth. What sets iTweet apart, however, is that instead of loading an extremely long timeline, you have the option of only viewing new Twitter messages. This is invaluable … Read more
Back when I started at CNET Download as the main Mac producer, part of my job was to go out into the wild world of the Internet to scout out new Mac programs. We used to get several submissions from software developers which we added and updated regularly, but if we wanted the big name titles, we often had to do the footwork ourselves. This meant we had to comb developer Web sites and other download sites to see what was out there. Whatever we found we would add to the software library.
Many things have changed over the years … Read more
There are several newsreader apps for iPhone, but this app might have the others beat--at least in the ease-of-use category. Opening this app gives you a list of categories to choose from. Once you pick a category, you're presented with all the popular feeds that fit the category. We especially like the way this app presents feeds from a site with a ticker, making it easy to pick out a good story as it floats by.
iPhone link: http://www.feedmenews.net/
It's only fitting that one of the great game developers for Mac would dabble in the new iPhone gaming market. Freeverse Sudoku sports a smooth and beautiful interface for playing the addictive Japanese numbers game using the touch screen on your iPhone or iPod Touch. You can even "pencil in" numbers to see how they work as you play.
iPhone link: http://freeverse.com/iphone/sudoku/
Web site link: http://freeverse.com/games/game/?id=7014
Remember the days when you would stand in front of an item at an electronics store and wonder whether you could buy it for less somewhere else? This little app for iPhone provides you with an automatically updating coupon book so you can quickly figure out if you're getting a good price on whatever you're shopping for. If you're looking for deals in general, try the Latest Coupons Feed, but if you want something specific, you'll need to drill down through iCoupie's numerous categories.
iPhone link: http://www.icoupie.com/
Seriously. The Macalope's not starting a campaign or anything, but is this not the worst "feature" you've seen from Apple since the iTunes update that removed Internet streaming?
It's overpriced (the way it's implemented -- for iTunes-purchased tracks only -- it should be free), buggy and ultimately just another way to let the record companies screw you. And, frankly, no one wants to hear how clever you are in assigning Rick James' the Commodores' "She's A Brick House" to your wife's contact anyway.
Ringtones are to this decade as skins … Read more
Apple even finds a hip way to make amends.
The company will send a $100 store credit for early iPhone buyers directly as an SMS text message to the iPhone. To be eligible, the phone must have been purchased before August 22 and service needs to be activated on the device to claim the credit.
The move is aimed at placating early iPhone buyers irked by the fact Apple shaved $200 off the price of the gadget roughly two months after its introduction.
I was one of the first guys out of the gate with an iPhone. I even waited in line for two hours on launch day. Then, a few months later, Steve Jobs drops the price $200. I have to admit, I was a little upset with the quick price drop, but then I heard there was a $100 store credit toward the purchase of any product at an Apple Retail Store or the Apple Online Store for anyone who bought an iPhone at full price (before Sept. 5).
If you're wondering how to get your iPhone credit, it's … Read more
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