April Showers bring May flowers. Well, it’s definitely now May, but it’s also definitely still storming in most parts of the country. So if you’re like me, an umbrella and a spare jacket have been a part of your daily routine for quite some time now. And though you have surely used your native Weather app on your iPhone or the standard (and super popular) Accuweather or Weather Channel forecasting apps on a regular basis, there’s a whole stock pile of underrated apps in that big ol’ lonely Weather category in the App Store. Here are a handful of the […]
Much hullabaloo was made leading up to the approval and release of the Opera Mini web browsing app in the iPhone App Store. Those who were familiar: “This is going to be the best app of all time! An app-pocalypse, even!” Those who weren’t familiar: “I don’t need another music composition app on my iPhone, thanks.” Well, Opera Mini landed a few weeks ago, and after giving it a whirl, I’ve come to a conclusion that I’ll cheat and reveal before the jump: It’s not an “app-pocalypse,” but this is definitely the best web browsing app available for the iPhone.
Linkin Park, the pop-rock outfit made popular in the early ’00s, released their very own iPhone game this week that steps away from the typical genre of music game apps in the App Store. Instead of functioning as a game based on rhythm challenges, Linkin Park’s 8-Bit Rebellion! pays homage to the early 8-bit video games with missions, kick-punches to villains, and even interacting with other users playing the game, heavily incorporating real-world social networking. Tunes also play a big part, of course, with 8-bit versions of the band’s hits playing throughout and with an exclusive track serving as the […]
The Dragon Dictation voice recognition app opened up a new world to iPhone users, one without typing on those tiny touch-screen keys. It was then followed up with Dragon Search, and will probably have several more apps on the way. But the Dragon apps aren’t always too reliable, and wouldn’t it be better to have all of the speech recognition features together in one app? Enter: the new Vlingo speech recognition app that claims to let you voice dial, text message, e-mail, search maps, and even update your Facebook or Twitter with a few quick speaking commands. In this installment […]
Spring break seems to be over for the majority of us, but that only means one thing: We’re that much closer to summer, and all of the vacation time that comes with it. So as you enter the planning stages for your next travels ’round the world (or just out of town), consider utilizing your iPhone a little more to document your sightseeing by giving the My Vacation app a go. Unlike most of the other vacationing apps available in the App Store, this one helps you do everything from plan and pack for your trip to take photos and […]
Did your spouse just download a song you love using his or her own iTunes account and you want to load it on your iPhone? If you’re in a household with multiple iTunes accounts and iPhones, it’s possible to share content between them, even if they were purchased under different accounts. This Learning iPhone article will show you just how to do this. First and foremost, however, what we’re talking about here is a legal way to share content between iPhones and iTunes accounts in the same household. Apple allows you to authorize up to 5 computers in one household […]
Been hankering to start (and keep up with) a journal or diary lately? Twitter and Facebook just not seeming to cut it anymore? Skip the pen and paper for the Momento, the best journaling app we found that will give you a beautiful, simplistic, and incredibly new-age journal and that you’ll never want to throw out. The developers over at d3i released Momento in December, and because it was released at the tail end of the year, we’re betting this could be considered one of the best apps of both 2009 and 2010, for the app’s great starting list of […]
If you know or come into personal contact with an Android user, you’ve probably had that nifty little Google Goggles app thrown in your face a few times already. It’s a handy little app that uses visual recognition to identify objects and products and direct you to the Internet to find and buy said objects. Think of it as one of those barcode scanner apps, minus the need for a barcode. Well, the day has finally come for the iPhone to get a visual search app of its own. In this installment of “Does it Work?” we take a look […]
Remember that guy Tiger Woods? He was the main man behind some big infidelity scandal in the media? Well, this app has nothing to do with him, allegedly. Despite the timing of its release (almost exactly a week after Woods’s press conference apology-a-looza) and its elusive name, the Tiger Text app that wipes your iPhone clean of any questionable text messages was in development long before the golfer’s infidelity surfaced at the tail end of last year (see what we did there?), according to the developers. But how exactly could this possibly work? How can an app simply erase a […]
Awards season is just about to come to a close with the biggest ceremony of the year on Sunday—the Oscars. Though the Academy released its own official iPhone app, there are quite a few more thorough (and frankly fun) apps to check out to prep for the big night, as well as some general movie apps that any film fan would love. We picked some of our favorite apps for movie junkies. Check them out after the jump.