Many regular listeners of the long-running, popular NPR narratives show “This American Life” heavily depend on the show’s free iTunes podcast to keep up with the weekly programs. But for the past few years or so, it’s been hard not to notice that the show seems to be struggling finance-wise, as the host, Ira Glass, regularly pleads (or suggests) that listeners contribute or donate money to the show to help get the iTunes podcast free. Well, it’s surprising that it took them this long, but the crew over at “This American Life” may have hit a small money jackpot, as […]
We here at EverythingiCafe.com hope you had a great holidays season, filled with family, friends, and cool gadget gifts. If you or a loved one got a new iPhone recently, we’ve got a few great articles you should check out, like this Getting Started with iPhone article and this one on caring for your iPhone. If you were the giver of an iPhone this time around and the recipient happens to be a son or daughter who needs some limits to ensure they don’t get into trouble with their new iPhone, read on. Image courtesy of mpaa.org
Most longtime gamers have fond memories of the Driver game from the first PlayStation, circa 1998. The game featured the typical late-’90s graphics and features, but the storyline had an old school, ’70s feel to it, with the main character in the game hauling an old Mustang around town to complete missions that would seem tame by today’s Grand Theft Auto standards. It was only a matter of time before the classic game was adapted to the iPhone, but many were skeptical that the iPhone version would resemble anything close to the original. Surprisingly enough, the developers at Game Loft […]
We’ve been hearing a lot of praise for the recently released HBO app for the iPhone lately, with some considering it to be far superior to any other TV network’s iPhone app. That’s a mighty big statement, especially when HBO’s main competitor in cable networks, Showtime, launched its app almost three months ago. The two networks compete for many of the same viewers, and many couch potatoes–myself included–don’t devote themselves to one network or the other. How could you when there are gems like the vampire-fad series True Blood on HBO and Dexter, the series chronicling the troubles of an […]
The world of social media connections opened up a little more with the introduction of Loopt to mobile phones a few years ago. Suddenly, mobile phone users were able to share with friends are they up to, specifically where they are on a map, just by updating their real-time, GPS-enabled Loopt profile. The idea took off right away and has been going strong ever since. But Loopt came on the scene early in the iPhone game, and with the explosion of new apps in the App Store that has since taken place, users seemed to be looking for some sort […]
You’re probably already feeling that good ole Christmas cheer by now (a.k.a. stress), but, much to your chagrin, it’s about to get kicked into overdrive in the next week. With all of the shopping, traveling, and quality family time you’re going to experience for the remainder of December, why not simplify your life a little with a few easy-to-use iPhone apps to get you through the holiday? As this is my first holiday season as the owner of an iPhone, I intend to milk it for all it’s worth, and you probably should, too. Here’s EverythingiCafe’s app guide to surviving […]
If you’re looking to get an iPhone as a gift for a friend or loved one, you’ve probably come across some very realistic fakes if you’ve been looking online at all, particularly if you’ve visited eBay or other online retailers. How do you make sure that you get a real iPhone out of all of the impostors out there? Well, that’s what this installment in our Learning iPhone series is here to help you with! Now let’s figure out how to spot a fake iPhone.
Holiday parties are officially in full swing, and, for some, holiday attire is a necessity. So many are already rummaging through their wardrobes and panicking about how they’re going to remember what to wear to which party. But what if there was a way to avoid the last-minute panic that comes before going to an event, or even the morning ritual of trying to find something to wear for the day? There are plenty of closet organizing apps in the App Store that promise to help you plan an outfit from your catalog of clothes hidden in your closet. But […]
The holiday season is here and chances are you’ve got some family to visit away from home. If you’re planning a trip – particularly if you’re heading out of the country – receiving a not-so-festive large bill due to roaming charges from your carrier is probably not in your plans. This installment in our Learning iPhone series will help you set up your iPhone for traveling so that all your extra cash will go to filling stockings for the holidays and not to lining the pockets of your carrier’s executive staff.
If you catch even a little bit of technology news in passing, you’ve probably heard headlines touting the explosion of apps in Apple’s App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch. At the time of this article, the App Store recently surpassed the 100,000-app milestone. While many of these apps aren’t unique or even particularly useful (you’ve probably heard of the plethora of fart, flashlight, and tip calculator apps available), there are quite a few fantastic ones on those virtual shelves. This installment in our Learning iPhone series will go over finding and downloading them right on your iPhone while […]