Man, iTunes really got a kick in the shins when it updated to its latest iteration. The music library software totally took a beating--or, at least, a berating--from its faithful fans when it changed its icon, changed the way it displays album covers and launched it's own social network. Well, I went out in search of ways that you can beef up iTunes a bit and get it doing what you want it to do with these wonderful free apps. Maybe they'll change your mind about that blue iTunes icon, or maybe--just maybe--they'll remind you how wonderful iTunes is because it takes care of all your iOS devices.
And since you need iTunes to sync your iOS devices, I found two applications that will allow you to bypass that whole iTunes mess and deal with your devices all on their own. Psch, we don't need no middle man!
Printing is finally coming to iOS with an update in November, but third-party developers clearly feel that Apple’s official solution leaves something to be desired. Among them is Readdle, who is bringing full-featured printing to the iPad with a new app expected imminently.
Back in June, Apple spent a great deal of hoopla touting the new FaceTime feature of the iPhone 4 -- but the market for video chat is heating up quickly, and now Yahoo has lined up to be the next contender in the App Store as well as on Android devices.
Android users have already had the pleasure of making this app a staple in their mobile lives, and now iPhone users can, too! Google Googles is now available on the iPhone in the Google Mobile app. The application lets you search the world around you by snapping photos, and it also delivers relevant search results to you based on your location so that if you're taking a picture of the foggy Golden Gate Bridge, it will not show you a photo of a landmark on the other side of the country.
This past year, Capcom pleased millions of fans with a refreshed, mobile rendition of Street Fighter IV in the App Store. But the fun didn't stop there, as the company is now planning on releasing two new game titles and a major update for Street Fight IV for iPhone. Check out the video footage we have of Capcom's next two games, slated for release later this year. Plus, we have some news on the next Street Fight IV update.
Each new iPhone has offered fresh and fantastical ways to improve your daily life, but the epic tag-team of the iPhone 4 and iOS 4 deliver the greatest set of tools and features to date. With the introduction of FaceTime video calls, multitasking, and the high resolution Retina display, the iPhone 4 has moved even further away from being just a powerful phone and web-surfing device. Now more than ever, the iPhone is a true lifestyle-enhancing accessory.
Between the built-in features and the hundreds of thousands of options in the App Store, not to mention a few key accessories, the iPhone 4 can be figuratively formed and changed to fit your daily needs, whether you’re planning your daily commute, knocking out items on your to-do list, or simply looking to try a new restaurant. With this wide-ranging versatility in mind, we’ve come up with 40 ways in which the iPhone 4 can improve--or help you break free from--your daily routine, whether you’re at home or work, or out enjoying the world around you.