Apps that take advantage of the iPhone 4's gyroscope, its extra motion axis, are slowly rolling out. Until now, they've mostly been games or augmented reality apps. Gyro Air Drums does something a little different: it uses the gyroscope to make music.
Hooray! AT&T's U-verse Mobile app is officially available for the iPhone. It's pretty convenient for AT&T U-verse subscribers--the app lets you program your home DVR, search your channel guide, and set your favorite shows--but most importantly, it's a nice way to download TV shows.
There are a number of Bike Computer apps in the App Store--Cycle Meter, Cycle Tracker, and Cycle Watch, just to name a few--and while they all do the job of tracking your speed, route, time, and miles, none of them are really all that accurate. Plus, it's just sort of a pain to pull your iPhone in and out of your pocket or bag to access its cycling functions. There are mounts, but these don't solve the accuracy problem. The solution? Enter: LiveRider.
iOS 4 brought with it the awesome Folders feature, helping iPhone and iPod touch users everywhere to cram even more apps onto their device, yet make them easier to find at the same time. Unfortunately, the feature also has an artificial limit of 12 apps per Folder -- that is, unless you have a jailbroken device and $1.99 to spend.
With Apple's legendarily stringent App Store submission guidlines, there are are countless developers out there who have chosen, or in some cases were forced, to offer their wares through other outlets besides the iTunes App Store. One of the best-known and most reliable alternate iPhone App Stores out there is called Cydia. If you've already jailbroken your phone, no doubt you'll have noticed that in most cases a Cydia icon has been added to your home screen. Clicking it is arguably the easiest and safest way to find and download great software for your jailbroken iPhone. With all of Cydia's transactions handled by either PayPal or Amazon, your personal information stays just as safe as it does with Apple or any other major online retailer. Also, as when you're buying from Apple's App Store, when you purchase an application from Cydia, the software is downloaded and installed on to your handset automatically--no fuss, no muss.
To start you off right, Mac|Life has listed ten of our favorite apps available via Cydia. Some are free and some will cost you. All of them will change the way you use your iPhone and make you love it just that much more.
Hey, you. You need a new screensaver, right? Here's one that's both awesome and informative. The App Wall screen saver will show you the top free apps or top paid apps in a wonderfully tiled way. It's WWDC style on your Mac. Each of the icons twinkle like little stars in the sky as they change positions, all the while keeping you aware of all the happenings in the official App Store. Check it out! Or watch the video after the cut.
It was inevitably going to happen, and now that your friends and neighbors are walking around looking to sink their rotting teeth into some braiiiiiins you have to get out of here. Wait, what are you reading this for? Run away!
(Actually, keep reading, otherwise you'll never know how to utilize all those Apple products you hoarded into your bag to help save your life.)
The zombie apocalypse is coming, but there's no need to worry because there's always a handy iPhone app to get you through the drama of it all. The Zombie Survival Guide Scanner app is now an iPhone app that can scan your friends and neighbors to detect how undead they really are.
Read more to see the undead status of this editor.
The App Store and its approval process is one of Apple’s biggest headaches and one of its biggest black eyes (and will be around, causing trouble long after the antenna issue is resolved). Apps get denied just because some prickly worker is having a bad day, despite being identical in offerings to other, approved apps, or someone at Cupertino changes their mind and pulls a previously approved app. But HTML is a lovely thing, as Google demonstrates with their "apps," and now there's a whole new app store for you to check out.
On Monday, we got a chance to chat via email with the Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for DC Entertainment at Warner Bros., John Rood. He took some time out from prepping for this week's Comic Con activities to tell us a little bit about the DC's plans for the iPad, and where the comic book industry may be heading now that there are new mediums to digitally distribute their titles.