Simplenote... a game changer?
Does what it says on the tin. A simple app that takes notes, but wins over the default Apple Notes app because Simplenote also syncs to the simplenote web app wirelessly too. This means you can write and access your notes via iPhone or web (at www.simplenoteapp.com). It’s free and works very fast with seamless syncing between the mobile and web that you hardly notice… BUT, when you...
BBC iPlayer available on iPhone
The BBC’s on demand iPlayer is now available on your iPhone. So, as long as you have wifi, you can now catch up on all your fave shows from the Beeb on your phone. To get it simply point your iPhone browser to www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer and bob’s your uncle. Once there you can make future access easier by adding a shortcut to your home screen by clicking the ‘+’ button on your...
Whoa! After four hours of intense staring at the new iPad screen, the iPhone...– Appaholics Anon*
Where's the nearest?...
AroundMe is a useful little iPhone app for when you’re out and about and need to find the nearest whatever to you. Use it to locate the closest taxi offices, ATM, petrol station, supermarkets, etc and with a few taps it’ll dial the phone number or show you the best route to get to it. AroundMe is free from App Store
What mobile apps are you using today? Tweet using #apptoday– www.twitter.com/AppaholicsAnon
Stop those zombies!
Give your thumbs a thorough work out with Zombie Smash on iPhone. The aim of the game is to prevent armies of zombies from getting into your house (concept sounds similar to Castle Defence I know, but this is way better). You stop the zombies by flicking them, picking them up and flinging them around or bouncing them off the floor. Looks great and plays even better. The slow-mo replay of the...
The standard weather app on iPhone is pants. Don’t use it. Check out Weather Pro. It’s £2.39, so a little steep as far as apps go, but you’ll be using it everyday so well worth the cash. It has all the usual weather geek stuff (radar and satellite views, etc), but more importantly it does the basics very, very well… nice clean, easy to understand interface giving a weather...
Android installed on iPhone (via BoingBoing) →
The king of news apps
The Guardian iPhone app is the perfect answer for the morning commute. For just over a couple of quid you get the Guardian’s excellent news content delivered straight to your phone. The interface is very smooth, but the best feature is it’s offline capability - just fire it up in the morning, select which news sections you want to be able to read offline, let it load onto your iPhone...
Social City now available on the iPhone and iPad... →
Which way to go when there's no connection?
OffMaps gives you offline access to maps worldwide, handy for when you’re abroad and want to avoid bank busting data roaming charges (or simply when mobile internet connection is ropey). Download the maps and guides that you want. Map downloads are free and unlimited, but not that useful (it’s literally map only with no search, etc). You really need the guides, these give you more...
Described as an ambient reaction game for the iPhone. Revolve by Parasol is visually lovely, really big, simple pastel coloured shapes rotating on the screen and the music is awesome - works brilliantly to enhance the game atmosphere. The objective of the game is a little confusing at first, your goal is to tap the circles which colours match the constantly changing coloured beams. Tap the wrong...
FarmVille Could be Headed to iPhone, iPad (via... →
Third in the series of six collectible (or ‘cool-ectible’ as they put it) games from ustwo. This, like the others, is slick, polished and makes use of simple gameplay - tilt your iphone to help dot avoid the squash! Extremely well produced (some might say style over substance, especially at £1.19, but I’ve always been a sucker for that). … (yep, dot dot dot, that’s...
Proof of how much fun a simple but clever concept with sound and geometrics is:...– from App.itize.us
He shoots, he scores! FM 2010
Football Manager has hit the iPhone and it’s been causing quite a stir (hundreds of 4star ratings and has become the top grossing app in only a few days). Is it any good? Hell yeah. If you’re into Football Manager it’s a mobile dream come true. If you’ve not played it before (or in recent years - like me), but you like footie it’s pretty easy to pick up and get...
Howzat! Pretty funkin' good actually.
Stripping cricket right back for the iPhone, Little Master Cricket simplifies the classic British bat-and-ball game. Objective - smash the ball around with the bat, without hitting it into the ‘catch’ areas or being bowled out. Very basic, but very addictive. Little Master Cricket is 59p from the App Store.
Still one of the best shooters on iPhone...
Metal Gear Solid Touch is still one of the most entertaining shooters out there. Graphics are great and playability superb. Keeps you coming back for more. The free lite version has plenty of the game to keep you busy. Full version is £4.99 from App Store.
Joypad turns your iPhone into wireless video game... →
99 iPad Apps, Reviewed (#Gizmodo) →
Get dinky icons in your text messages!
Emoji lets you include cool little graphic icons in your text messages and emails to other iPhone users. The app gives you a whole new keyboard of emoji (apparently meaning ‘picture’ and ‘letter’) to play with, everything from smiley faces, hearts, flowers, vehicles, animals and fruit, to body parts and even a little pile of poo icon are available to spruce up your...
The security implications frighten me. I would never use Opera Mini to log into...– Review of Opera Mini for iPhone - Daring Fireball
Stream TV to your iPhone with TVCatchUp
TVCatchUp lets you watch TV on your iPhone for free. Not strictly an app - all you need to do to get TVCatchUp is point your iPhone browser to http://iphone.tvcatchup.com … then you can add a permanent icon to your iPhone for easy access in future by clicking the ‘+’ button on your browser and selecting ‘Add to Home Screen’. The number of channels available is...
Welcome to the future of shopping
Amazon’s iPhone app really is looking to the future. Its new ‘Remembers’ feature lets you take a photo of anything (yes, literally anything), the photo is then uploaded to Amazon, and after a short time (usually a few minutes or quicker) they’ll respond with what they think it is, and of course a nice handy dandy link for you to click and buy it. Crazy or what! Suggestions...
iPhone OS 4.0: The Best New Features →
Tether your iPhone for free with MyWi!
If your iPhone is jailbroken, check out MyWi - a neat app that lets you create a wifi hotspot by sharing your iPhone’s internet connection for free. There are other jailbreak apps that can do this (like PdaNet), but MyWi is by far the easiest to use, fastest and most reliable available. 10 day free trial to road test MyWi, then a one-off $9.99 charge if you want to use after free trial....