Big Games, Great Prices. That’s the name of the featured section currently at the top of the App Store, and I must say the title fits quite well. “Big Games?” Well there’s more than enough heavy hitters in this list of 50 games to warrant that title. With entries from big names like SEGA, PopCap Games, EA, and CAPCOM — false advertising this is not.
And what about those “Great Prices?” While exactly half of the titles scrape the bottom of the barrel at 99 cents, you won’t find a single game in this list for a hair over $2.99. So why not go ahead and take a Risk with Solid Snake on a Real Race to the Mirror’s Edge? Okay, I know that was bad, but consider the full list my redemption… Read More
By now there’s been ample time to digest the consequences of AT&T’s 2 gigabyte data cap initiated earlier this summer. Would it be too little? Are the prices fair? These were some of the questions that only time and usage could aptly answer. Well, I’ve done the time, and I’ve certainly put in my fair share of mileage on my iPhone 4 to be able to draw a conclusion.
At $25 for 2,048 MB of data, that amounts to about .01220703 cents per megabyte. So a little over a penny per megabyte. Sounds fair enough. But cost was never the huge factor in my worries about AT&T’s new guidelines, real world usage was. In other words, how would my normal usage be affected by these new rules? Would I always have the data cap in the back of my mind causing me to stress unnecessarily? That’s something I didn’t want to have to put up with… Read More
I rarely if ever write about iPhone apps updates but today I felt compelled to do it for 2 reasons. One, Angry Birds is freaking awesome. Two, this game is a good example of what every iPhone developer should do.
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few months, you most likely have heard of Angry Birds, a game where you have to throw birds at evil pigs. Sounds terrible, doesn’t it? It is however as addictive as heroin, so play with care… Read More
It had been a while since we saw one of these creative DIY iPhone stands. While doing my morning reading I came across this video on TUAW showing designer Enrique Pardo turning a $100 bill into an origami iPhone stand.
Of course this would perfectly work with a $1 bill but we ain’t that cheap Read More
There’s been photos of Chrome OS running on the iPad for a few days. I didn’t want to publish them because they could have very well been fake. But this video is proving me wrong. Hacker Hexxeh managed to get Chrome OS to work on an iPad. I’ll stick to iOS… You?
Is HDR photo capabilities coming to the iPhone 3GS? It seems like it looking at the discovery 9 to 5 Mac made of what appears to be a future HDR feature in the 3GS. As you can see in this image, there are two icons for the HDR feature inside the SDK. One clearly is for the iPhone 4 Retina Display, and the other is for an iPhone without the Retina Display, which most likely is the iPhone 3GS.
This seems to be pretty good news if it is indeed for real. On the other hand, it could very well be a feature that Apple decided to drop at the last minute which would mean the 3GS will never get HDR… Read More
If the Hummer was an iPhone case, it would probably be the Abee Aluminium Jacket for iPhone. This is definitely not going to cater to everybody’s needs but I’m sure there is a market for this case, maybe in the army?
Japanese company Abee came out with an aluminum case called the Type 01 that reminds us of the Vapor case, just a bit more rough looking… Read More
Within the last few months, iPhone Download Blog has become hugely popular. In fact, it’s so popular that I can’t keep up with all the news and admin tasks myself. Fortunately Ethan helps me out by posting some articles on a regular basis, but we want to step up our game a notch.
To do that, we need talented and knowledgeable people to come join us in our iPhone blogging adventures. Someone who is passionate about everything iPhone and who wants to share his views, opinions, rants and more about our favorite device. Will that be you? Read More
If you bought an iPhone 4 between its launch date and September 30th, you are entitled to receiving a free iPhone case from Apple. The company had decided to give away case to iPhone 4 owners after complaints started erupting about the iPhone 4 antenna issue.
Last month though, Apple released a statement and confirmed that the “iPhone 4 Case program” would end on September 30th. So if you bought an iPhone 4 and haven’t claimed your free case, then hurry up. Here is what you need to do… Read More
That’s an interesting tweet that pod2g, the hacker would found out the SHAtter exploit, sent out a couple hours ago in reply to someone asking when we should expect to see GreenPois0n released. According to him, the long awaited GreenPois0n jailbreak for iOS 4.1 will be released in days.
A few days ago the Dev Team demoed a perfectly working PwnageTool jailbreak that took advantage of the SHAtter exploit and successfully jailbroke an iPod 4G. There is every reason to believe that the Chronic Dev Team is near completion here… Read More
Apple just dropped iOS 4.2 beta 2 to developers. If you’re not a developer, I’d suggest you stay away from it as it might mess up your chances of jailbreaking, and more importantly unlocking, in the near future.
If you do get it though, make sure to let us know what you think by leaving a comment here.
The most annoying commercials I see in the very little TV I watch in a week have to be the Bing commercials. They give me a headache. That being said. I won’t have to worry about Microsoft’s search engine replacing Google as the default topic finder.
Mac Rumors reports that Google CEO Eric Schmidt told Charlie Rose that the company recently extended their initial deal with Apple as the default search engine for all iOS devices. There were rumors that the iPhone and others might jump, leaving Bing to be the front runner. Apple recently allowed iOS users the ability to use Bing as a search engine, though users have to opt-in to participate… Read More
When we reported on GV Mobile+ being submitted and approved by the App Store last week I was so happy I could kiss you. Now it seems like Google’s official application may have already been approved by Apple.
This of course is all brought on by Apple’s revision of the App Store guidelines which previously banned apps like Google Voice, Flash and others. TechCrunch has a quote from a source in their breaking report that reads: Read More
You know Jason Schwartzman? The actor. The New Yorker magazine hired him to play in the short video demo of the new iPad application. Although it won’t get me to read the New Yorker, it is pretty funny.
I can say from first hand experience that there are thousands of tech related stories that come across the wire each day. Sifting through them all to bring you relevant stories for the iPhone allows me to see just how much of a daily media buzz surrounds the Apple world.
The news surrounding Apple is mostly positive and is the most plentiful according to Mashable. Their report shows a study done by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism that has Apple leading the news race with just over 15% of all tech stories including Cupertino as the main topic… Read More
It doesn’t seem all that long ago when the iPhone community was up in arms about the delayed release of the white iPhone 4. Time has passed and overall I don’t hear much complaining across the front lines.
iPhone FAQ has a story that highlights an inventory leak from Canadian iPhone carrier, Rogers. The report shows a screenshot that lists the white iPhone 4 underneath the black version. It’s noted that once a product is listed in Rogers Sales Central it emerges shortly thereafter… Read More
After showing off the SHAtter exploit jailbreaking an iPod 4G yesterday, the Dev Team updated their blog with some information related to the new Apple TV, which will reportedly ship with iOS 4.1. According to the Dev Team, SHAtter has been used to decrypt the new Apple TV keys, a a step necessary to a developing successful jailbreak method.
This is what the Dev Team has to say about it… Read More
Those of you who’ve been in the jailbreak arena for a while might remember an application by Saurik called Cyntact, which displayed your contacts picture right next to their name in your contacts list. I think Cyntact hasn’t been updated for iOS 4 but it doesn’t matter because iPicMyContacts is taking over. Commenters confirm Cyntact was updated for iOS 4.
iPicMyContacts will display your contact picture next to his name inside the contacts and favorites screens… Read More