If you've held out on the Angry Birds phenomenon but were curious as to what it was all about, here's your chance to find out for no investment but your time. That's right, the Seasons version of one of the top selling App Store games of all time, the cultural touchstone of the iPhone age, is free whether you go big or you go little. But don't let the hype around that blind you to these other fantastic free and price cut apps.
If we had our way, we wouldn’t wake up till it’s time to decide what’s for lunch. But when that’s not possible, your gadgets can help. First, make sure you’re getting enough sleep in the first place. Apps for iOS like Sleep ($0.99, universal), can ease you into slumberland with a mix of soothing sound effects and your own tunes, then fade out after a preset time.
There’s nothing necessarily wrong with Apple’s Clock app for alarms, but there’s nothing necessarily right with it, either. Enter Due. It’s not so much that Due does anything that Apple’s apps don’t already do, but rather how well it does it.
As we first made mention this morning, and perhaps as you may have experienced first hand for yourself now, the iOS alarm clock bug has caused some headaches for embarking into 2011. While Apple had tried to reassure that alarms would function beginning today, such does not seem to be the case, as users are still reporting issues.
Alarms are a great feature of iCal and the MobileMe Calendar; alarms can help keep you on track for your various daily activities. However, there's currently a bug with MobileMe that prohibits you from creating an alarm that will alert you more than two days in advance of the scheduled calendar item. We found a simple work around that can help you until this bug is fixed by Apple.