Infinifolders, one of my absolute “must-have” hacks that allows the ability to add unlimited apps into a folder, has been updated to version 1.3-1. There isn’t an official change log but I’m guessing it has to do with compatibility for iOS 4.2.1 or maybe it adds the much awaited iPad support (which I can’t test because Doug has taken the iPad hostage!)! If you haven’t checked out this app yet… it’s worth a look and worth the $1.99 price tag. You can get Infinifolders via the BigBoss source.
It seems that Google has added a new “iPhone Apps” category to their mobile search. When searching for something in Google, using Safari on your device, you are now able to select an iPhone Apps option in the More drop down menu. When you select the iPhone Apps option, it displays a list of iPhone apps relevant to your Google search. The icon, price, star rating, number of reviews, and short description are displayed for each app result. If you select one of the apps, it brings you directly to that application in the App Store on your device. Pretty cool. Check out the screenshots below.
MuscleNerd recently tweeted that there is an official iPad Jailbreak Compatibility List and that anyone can contribute to the list. It is a basically a Google spreadsheet of jailbroken apps and whether or not they are working, working with problems or unusable on the iPad. There is also a place for the tester to add notes and comments about how the app is running. A great resource for those with jailbroke iPads.
Be sure to read the instructions if you decide to contribute to the list.
For those of you who did not know, EAMobile is having a sale on some of it’s most popular titles however, the sale ends today. Some of the apps on sale include Spore ($0.99), Scrabble ($2.99), Monopoly ($2.99), Life ($1.99), Madden NFL 10 ($4.99), American Idol ($0.99), Snood ($0.99), Battleship ($1.99)… and more. For a full list of the apps on sale, check out their website.
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...]
|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
Categories, an application that allows you to organize the applications on your SpringBoard into folders, was updated yesterday to version 2.29. This comes quickly after the previous update to version 2.28. The new version seems to be mostly bug fixes. The main fix was for a bug in which icons were duplicated and not removed off springboard. Below is the full change log for 2.29. I had no problem updating Categories on my iPhone though, I didn’t have any problems updating to version 2.28 either. You can get Categories via the BigBoss source.
Genius Recommendations for Applications is a new feature of the 3.1 firmware. This feature makes recommendations for new apps based on the apps you already own. It will give you a list of recommended apps and why they have recommended them.
Once you have updated your device, you can go into the App Store application and then the Featured option on the lower menu bar. Once in the Featured option, there will be a new tab at the top of the page titled Genius (it is located next to New and What’s Hot). [Read more...]
David Pogue, the tech columnist for the New York Times, recent tweeted that you can install more than 180 apps on your iPhone and then access them via Spotlight search:
You can install UNLIMITED APPS! Only 180 show up as icons—but Spotlight can find and open all of them! (And yes, we tried. Stopped at 250!)
The only problem I see to this is that if you install your 181th app, you won’t be able to move it to a page to organize your apps since you can’t see it on any of your home screens. You’d also have to uninstall the app via iTunes on your computer because you can’t see it to tap and hold on it if you wanted to uninstall. [Read more...]
|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
Backgrounder, a mod that allows applications to run in the background, has been updated to version svn.r247. This version of Backgrounder is for firmware 3.0 and above. If you are on 2.2.1 or below make sure you DO NOT upgrade. The update also only enables the basic backgrounder feature…there are no extra features at this time. The developer says it will take some time to get the features working on the 3.0 firmware.
I’m sure some of you have already seen this but, BigBoss has started a nice little app compatiblity list. The list includes apps that are Not Working on the 3.0 firmware, apps that were recently updated and Working and apps that are Working. Below are a few things he has to say about the compatiblity of apps on the 3.0 firmware. [Read more...]
Along with Apple’s one billion applications download announcement they have a list of the top 20 apps, both paid and free. Here they are below so start downloading! There’s only about 55 million left before the contest ends! [Read more...]
Doug sent me this article a few days ago and I thought it was very interesting. However, I forgot to pass it along! Some of you may have already read about this but, for those of you who haven’t…here you go.
Pinch Media has been keeping some nice records of App Store app statistics. What I found to be interesting were the results of the stats. It seems that people quickly lose interest in the apps they download from the App Store. In fact, according to Pinch Media, “For free applications, only about 20 percent of users return to use the app the first day after they download it, and then it quickly drops off from there. By 30 days out, less than 5 percent are using the app. The chart for paid apps shows a slightly steeper fall-off rate.”
Not only did I find this to be interesting but, based on my own experience, highly accurate. There are very few applications that I use on a daily basis and to be honest, there are many I completely forget about after using them the first time (or demoing them). [Read more...]
Below are a few application that are one sale…some for only a limited time so make sure if they sound like something you would like that you download them soon! All of the application below are free and like usual I went through all the ones that were on sale and found the best of them.
Christmas Elf – “Help to decorate a Christmas tree or pack Santa’s sleigh. You can even make the stars twinkle in the skies to set the mood. Just catch the items floating in space and stick them to the corresponding places on the screen.”
DiaMath – “DiaMath (Diamond Math) is a fun and challenging way to improve your problem solving skills. The principle of DiaMath is to solve for the two empty spaces in the diamond. The rule for a diamond patterns is: Add the left and right numbers together to get the bottom number (sum); multiply the left and right numbers together to get the top number (product).”
Memory Builder -”Build your brain! Expand your mind! Memory Builder is a game that will help strengthen your memory. You are shown a grid of 16 tiles. The computer will randomly turn on and off some of the tiles, briefly changing their color to green. You then must repeat the sequence in exactly the same order.”
|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
Happy Monday!! It seems there have been a few apps added to Cydia over the week-end but, lets start with Stack. We have know for a little while now that the developer of Stack was getting close to a release and it seems it has finally arrived!
Stack is an application that will stack applications on the lower right of your iPhone screen. When you tap the stack, it will display the apps (think Leopard). You can then select the Settings icon (when the stack is out) and it will give you a few options. The Settings option includes the ability to turn on a curved stack or grid stack (see screenshots below). I actually really like the grid option but, I had an issue with getting into the Settings while using the grid option. I don’t know if you experienced they same thing or not, but it was basically impossible to get back into the Settings!! I was able to get into the Settings by removing a few of the icons from my Dock. [Read more...]