The other day I ran into a buddy of mine who I hadn’t seen in a long time, and I noticed that he was using an original iPhone. I was shocked — not only that he hadn’t upgraded, but that it still held a charge. But he was happy with it, so he felt no reason to upgrade. Then I ran into a friend of mine who bought an iPhone 3G when it was deeply discounted (but still a new phone), and he loves it too.
So how about you? What model iPhone do you have? Let us know in the poll, and if you’ve got any interesting stories about it, tell us in the comments.
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A week or so ago, I was going through my usual routine and looking at our sister site, Mac.AppStorm, when I found an excellent post by Jorge Rodriguez titled, “Our Favorite Apps: What the AppStorm Crew Couldn’t Live Without.” Anytime I read a post like that, I always come away with new apps for my arsenal that I had either never used before or never thought of, and that’s exactly what happened this time.
With that in mind, I decided to “borrow” Jorge’s concept and do the same thing over here at iPhone.AppStorm. I contacted our team and asked them what their favorite apps were. The answers might surprise you.
Remember when 4.3 was announced and everyone flocked to get all the new features? I remember, and right after I updated I had mammoth problems with my iPhone. It took me a few days to get it straightened out, and if I had just waited a few days and read the reports of other people having similar issues, then I would have known to wait.
Now iOS 5 is coming out sometime soon, and the question is, do we update right away or wait a bit to hear what the Internet collectively says about any problems that could happen? Answer in the poll to the right, and let’s figure it out.
Everyone here at iPhone.AppStorm would like to send out a huge thanks to this month’s iPhone.AppStorm sponsors, for all of the great work that they do. If you would like to advertise on the site, you can purchase a space through BuySellAds.
You could also look into getting a Quick Look submission, which is another easy way to show off your app to all of our readers.
adnX — adnX is a company created in 2001 with the goal of providing innovative applications for Mac. We think that it is the most advanced operating system in the world and the easiest to use. We take great pleasure in building products for Mac and we are committed to creating quality software that will make the Mac even more user-friendly. Since 2008, we are also creating mobile versions of our applications for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Billings Touch — With an intuitive interface and a straightforward workflow process, Billings Touch makes time tracking, invoicing and quoting a simple process.
BAC Alcohol Calculator — No one wants to get hurt by drinking and driving, so the BAC Alcohol Calculator gives you a way to approximate your blood alcohol level, that way you don’t get in a car if you’re unsure of your ability to drive.
MysticForestLite — Get taken away into the magic of a world full of unique living creature-plants. Experience a world where all things have eyes. Go on a incredible adventure and find the magic gems, but be aware of poisonous drops and stings by hazardous plants.
Ideas to Apps — If you want to design your own iPhone app, this is a great place to start. It’s a step-by-step guide to designing your own app, then finding someone to develop it for you.
One More Thing 2011 Conference — Head to Melbourne, Australia on August 13th to see and hear iOS developers talk about how they succeeded in the App Store. Get ready to get motivated!
AppBackr — Are you an app developer looking for funding? Or maybe you’re someone who wants to help out a developer by backing their project, and then make a return on the investment. AppBackr puts both people together, creating a positive way for all involved to make money on an app.
CopyTrans Tune Swift — Changing PCs or switching to Mac without losing your iTunes library? CopyTrans TuneSwift is the easiest and safest way to move iTunes data to a Mac or any PC. Backup the entire iTunes library including iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone backups. Save the latest changes of your iTunes library by using the incremental backup feature. Import the iTunes library from an external hard drive and restore it from previous backups. Anytime & anywhere your iTunes library just a flap away!
Clear Tones — You don’t want to look like everybody else, why would your iPhone/Android phone sound like everybody else’s? Cleartones offers a set of 50 quality “hand made” minimalist ringtones for the serious user. Like yourself.
CopyTrans Manager — Sick of iTunes? Is it too complex and slow for your needs? Looking for a faster, lighter and free alternative iPod manager? CopyTrans Manager is the perfect iTunes replacement for your iPhone or iPod. Add music & videos to iPod, edit song tags and artworks, create and organize iPhone playlists, preview tracks with the integrated music player. It has never been this simple!
TeeVlog for iPhone — TeeVlog opens up a new way to experience TV. An EPG based semantic search engine is designed to provide multimedia content related to a TV program or celebrity, including articles, images, and video clips. TeeVlog maximizes your TV viewing experience by providing easy navigation of TV programs and cast/crew information. It also allows sharing of comments and recommendations between friends directly through Facebook and Twitter. TeeVlog minimizes typing by learning your viewing habits and automatically feeding you the most relevant content tailored for you. The more you use the better results you receive.
Before I left on a business trip recently, I went out and spent some cash on a nice pair of noise-canceling headphones. At first, I loved the sound and was amazed at how it shut out the static around me. Problem was, they felt really flimsy and although they looked cool, they got uncomfortable quickly.
It made me wonder how many of our readers spend some decent cash on their headphones, or if they just use the pair provided in the box with their iPhone. So let’s put it to a poll: What kind of headphones do you use?
I’ve been a car guy for a lot longer than I’ve ever owned anything with an Apple logo, and in that time I’ve used a lot of tips and tricks to get my cars functioning the way I want them to. Then the other day, I was thinking about all of the things that I do with my iPhone while I’m in the car (except for texting, of course), and how much it’s improved the driver’s experience.
So I decided to jot a few things down, and next thing I knew I had a pretty big list in front of me. Let’s get into them after the break.
We should be finding out about the new iPhone any day now, but there’s been talk recently about AT&T and Verizon dropping the prices on the iPhone 4 in anticipation of the new model. This is nothing new, they’ve been doing this for years now. But it made me wonder about our reading audience. When do you all buy your iPhones? Do you stand in line on launch day, wait a bit, or scoop them up at sale prices? Let us know in the poll to the right.
I went on a business trip recently, and before I left I packed up my usual stuff in my carry-on bag: iPad, MacBook Pro, chargers, a few magazines and of course, my iPhone. I had seven hours on a plane one way and nine the other, so I figured that between all three Apple devices I could be entertained and get some work done.
As it turns out though, I could’ve saved myself a ton of room if I had just packed my iPhone by itself. That’s right, all the work and everything I needed to do to get things done was all in my pocket the entire time, I just didn’t realize it until I was on my way home. It came down to four simple things that made life easier, which I’ll explain after the jump.
Do you love iPhone apps? Are you always on the look-out for the latest and greatest iOS software to work faster, be more productive, and enjoy your free time? You sound like the type of iPhone expert that we’d love to have on our team!
We’re always on the look out for fantastic new writers across the AppStorm network, but we’re particularly wanting to find a few new contributors to iPhone.AppStorm over the next few days. All our writing positions are paid, and we’ll work with you to choose apps to review and suggest article ideas.
If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you. Register your interest here, and we’ll be in touch!