Archives for February 2010

Mixing Bowl – Cooking Application

Available In: App Store       Price: Free  

Mixing Bowl I will admit, I may have a slight addiction to recipe applications. I just love the ease of using my iPhone while cooking (though, I am occasionally concerned for it’s safety!). So, when I came across a relatively new application titled Mixing Bowl, I installed it on the spot! The Mixing Bowl application is based off the website (which I had not indulged in prior to installing the iPhone application). I found to be an upbeat, social cooking website that is largely member maintained.

In order to use the Mixing Bowl iPhone application, you will need to become a member of Normally I’m not big on apps that require you to become a member in order to use them but, I make exceptions for cooking apps! :)
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iBlueNova Updated 2.0.1 – Bug Fixes

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free 15 Day Trial then $5.99  

##ICON_NAME## iBlueNova, an application that allows the transfer of files via Bluetooth, has been update to version 2.0.1. The update includes a few bug fixes… including the issue with Windows 7. The developer has also given us a list of a few of the features we can expect in the next version of iBlueNova. You can get iBlueNova via the iSpazio source.

More info on iBlueNova.
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iPhone Commercial – Family Travel

##ICON_NAME## Apple’s latest iPhone commercial, Family Travel, focuses on the iPhone’s ability in making “family travel” much more convenient.

“It’s unbelievable how much better family trips have gotten. Just last week I checked us in on the way to airport. Found the kids a snack near the gate. And even had their favorite movie ready to go. Then my husband turned to me and said, “Did we turn off the lights?” So we turned off the lights. And that’s why I don’t go anywhere without my iPhone.”
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Apple Comments on Removal of Apps Containing Sexual Content

##ICON_NAME## Apparently there have been recent interviews in which Phil Schiller, head of worldwide product marketing at Apple, has commented on the removal of apps that contain sexual content. Below are a few snippets of what he had to say. [Read more…]

Brothers In Arms® 2: Global Front Released

Available In: App Store       Price: $7.99  

##ICON_NAME## Brothers In Arms® 2: Global Front, by Gameloft, was released yesterday. It is available in the App Store for $7.99 which is a little cheaper than the launch price of Brothers In Arms® Hour of Heroes. See the video trailer for Brothers In Arms® 2: Global Front here.

Brother's in Arms 2
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iPhone Commercial – First Step

##ICON_NAME## Apple recently released “First Step,” an iPhone commercial displaying the ability to take, send and play video as well as the ability to conference call with ease.

“My son started walking the other day. Which was amazing. So I recorded it. Sent it to everyone, right away! Then we all jumped on the phone at once to talk about it. Which was kinda amazing too! We would never have shared all that without the iPhone.”

iPhone Commercial – On Hold


Apple Cleans Up App Store, Removes Naughty Apps

AppleThis is strange, very strange. Apple has removed all apps that contain, well, almost anything sexual. They seem to have changed their rules, once again, on what is allowed in the App Store. Developers are reporting info with the following standards:

1. No images of women in bikinis
2. No images of men in bikinis!
3. No skin
4. No silhouettes that indicate that Wobble can be used for wobbling boobs
5. No sexual connotations or innuendo: boobs, babes, booty, sex – all banned
6. Nothing that can be sexually arousing!!
7. No apps will be approved that in any way imply sexual content

Ok, so first of all, I can tell you that so far it seems to be true. Last week I just taught a class teaching parents how to use the parental control features of the iPhone and iPod touch to protect their kids against apps in the App Store. I was showing them that even in the top 25 free apps, adult apps would show up even without searching for terms. These apps are no longer there and they were there for quite a while. What’s also strange is that apps like the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and the Playboy apps are still in the store.

Apple originally banned these types of apps and then later allowed them. Now they are banning them again. Maybe they started to ban them at the beginning of the App Store days and then started getting sued and decided to allow them. Now, after getting legal things straightened out, they started banning again? Who knows…

Note: I’ve noticed that apps that have textual descriptions about sex positions are still in the store… Maybe it’s just a visual thing.

Friday Night Movie Night: Flashback

##ICON_NAME## While Doug was researching a few things for the previous Friday Night Movie Night Video about Vertical Scrolling, he found the following video. I’m not sure how many of you remember this but, AppSnapp was a jailbreak from way back in the day. I had forgotten how crazy it was to fake activate and jailbreak an iPhone!

Friday Night Movie Night: Vertical Scrolling

Available In: Cydia       Price: Coming Soon  

YouTubeI’ve been hearing about this hack for a little while and, from what I can tell, it’s not in Cydia yet. Here’s a video preview of the hack which shows vertical scrolling on individual pages. Early jailbreakers will remember that vertical scrolling was the original way to fit more icons on the iPhone.

ShrikUrl – Quickly Shorten URL’s

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

##ICON_NAME## ShrikUrl is a very simple application that allows you to quickly shorten a URL. Just paste the long URL into the Trim section of the application and hit Shrink URL. It will then display the shortened URL. After you select Copy to Clipboard, the app can be closed and the shortened link will be in your clipboard. To paste the shortened URL, just tap wherever you would like it and select paste. The shortened URL will stay in your clipboard until you copy something else. [Read more…]

Gameloft Releases “Brothers in Arms 2” Trailer

##ICON_NAME## Gameloft has released a trailer for their upcoming game Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front. The game is set to hit the App Store on Monday, February 22nd. No info on pricing yet but, Brothers In Arms® Hour of Heroes had a launch price of $9.99. Check out the trailer video below.
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iPad App Previews

AppleWith the SDK available for the iPad, developers are coming up with some great designs for apps. Here are a few I’ve found so far. Let us know if you’ve seen any others!




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A i r o – WinterBoard Theme

A i r o, by Pur3x, contains 61 icons (some of which are alternative icons), wallpaper, dock, lockscreen wallpaper, lockscreen battery, badges and quite a few UI mods. Overall, the theme is nicely designed and the UI mods are subtle and clean. I did notice that the “Slide to Unlock” text looks a little funky… it is moved over to the right but still slightly visible. You can fix this by using either the Slide to Unlock Killer or the No “Slide to Unlock” Text hacks. For more info about the theme, check it out on deviantART. You can get the A i r o theme via the modmyi source.
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G5 Entertainment Releases Supermarket Management

Available In: App Store       Price: Free Lite Version or $2.99  

Supermarket Management G5 Entertainment, the developers of Supermarket Mania and Stand O’Food, have released a new application, Supermarket Management.

“Supermarket Management is a mile-a-minute time-management game, and follows Kate, a recent college graduate, as she builds her career in a grocery store. From keeping customers happy and shelves stocked, to hiring and supervising employees as a manager, Supermarket Management challenges players at every step. As Kate’s responsibilities increase from low-level tasks to managing multiple stores, Supermarket Management becomes more complex.
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