App Review: Pulse for iPhone – Best Reader App of the Year?

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About a month ago, we reported on the brief and fleeting drama of the Pulse News Reader iPad app. The visual news reader was praised by Steve Jobs himself during the WWDC keynote, then abruptly yanked from the App Store after a complaint was filed by the New York Times. Well, approximately eight minutes later, the Times got over it, and Pulse for the iPad was promptly placed back in the App Store. And just a few weeks ago, the Pulse News Mini for the iPhone was released. I wasn't sure the app would translate well to the iPhone. But now a featured app in the App Store, Pulse is a huge hit with reviewers, and I'd go as far as to say it's the best news reader app of the year, if not the best iPhone reader app I've seen. Too bold of a … [Read more...]

Wrapsol Device Protection Kit for iPhone 4 Review

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If you're obsessive about keeping your iPhone 4 scratch-free, there are a number of companies that offer shields including Zagg, Bodyguardz, SGP and Wrapsol among others. They all offer a high level of scratch protection. I recently installed the Wrapsol Device Protection on the iPhone 4. Join us after the break for installation and a full review. … [Read more...]

App Review: GetGlue, the Homebody Alternative to FourSquare

For the consistently homebound who don't get much use out of apps like FourSquare that display the nightly travels of imbibers, the new GetGlue app attempts to fill the void. Instead of checking into restaurants, bars, or coffee shops, GetGlue lets you "check in" when watching a movie or TV show, reading a book, listening to music, playing a video game, and even discussing a topic. Use the app to connect with friends via Facebook and Twitter to share what you're doing and get recommendations for new movies and books based on your history. … [Read more...]

iPhone 4 Review

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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?

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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

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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...]