iPhone 4 Review


Unlike those lucky ones who got their iPhones delivered early, we braved early mornings and long lines to bring you our own, personal, Everything iCafe review of the iPhone 4. What do we think of this symphony of glass and aluminium? Does it live up to they hype? Read on for our comprehensive iPhone 4 review. … [Read more...]

App Review: Amp Music Player – the Best New iPod Alternative?


At the risk of starting an all-out comment war about the terrors of third-party music player apps, it must be said: Most third-party music players for the iPhone are not up to par. Close the app, the music stops. Load your entire library, face endless glitches and crashes. But a new music player app released last week shows some serious potential for a great iPod alternative, maybe even an iPod replacement. With options for skins, editable playlists, and social sharing integration, Amp Music Player is definitely luring me away from my frenemy that is my iPod. Check out the full review after the jump … [Read more...]

iPhone Apps Carrie Bradshaw Would Probably Have


Women 'round the world are giddy with excitement over the long-awaited arrival of the Sex and the City movie sequel released this week, as men 'round the world simultaneously wring their hands at the thought of sitting through another two hours of the hijinks of Carrie Bradshaw and friends. We would try to offer up some solutions, iPhone-style, for the guys being dragged along to the theater this weekend, but we're pretty much at a loss on this one (try playing Plants and Zombies with the sound off, perhaps?). So instead, we thought we would satisfy a random query that came to us recently: What kinds of apps would Carrie Bradshaw have on her iPhone? Well, this is assuming that she would overcome her technology handicaps and finally get … [Read more...]

10 Better-Than-Average Weather Apps for iPhone


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 ones that are definitely worth the time and the few extra bucks to enhance your daily weather (or avoiding lack thereof) experience. … [Read more...]

Review: Opera Mini Browser App Lives up to the Hype


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. … [Read more...]

Review: Linkin Park’s Game Creates New iPhone Outlet for Musicians

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 reward for beating the game. It looks like other bands may be following suit, as Gorillaz recently announced their iPhone game is in … [Read more...]

Does it Work?: Vlingo Speech-to-Text iPhone App


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 of Does it Work?, we take Vlingo for a spin to see how accurate this voice recognition app can be when transcribing speech to text. Think Vlingo will work? Check … [Read more...]

App Review: “My Vacation” brings an easier way to scrapbook your trips to the iPhone


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 videos and add them to a new-age type of iPhone scrapbook that you can share directly with your friends via Facebook. Check out the full review after the jump: … [Read more...]