In today’s poll we ask a simple question: How do you use your iPhone? Apart from being plain curious, we are always trying to structure and evolve our content so that it’s more appealing to you, our readers.
You can help us do that right now by giving us a good idea of what you’re generally doing when you open an app. Are you looking to get something done for work like checking on today’s todo list or finding the fastest route to the airport? Or are you mostly using it for personal endeavors as you check out Facebook and listen to Pandora?
Vote in the poll on the right and then leave a comment below with your top three apps that you open the most on your iPhone. Not your favorites mind you, but the apps that you actually use daily!
As always, thanks for your participation and for supporting AppStorm!
It’s Friday night and I am taking my lovely wife to see a film. Naturally, to find what’s playing and when, I look to my iPhone. This brings around a tough decision though. I have not one app for this job, but a folder full of them! Which should I use?
They all accomplish pretty much the same thing. Some, like IMDB, have tons of other features and really just focus on movie times as a non-core function, but it’s nice to have all of that information at your fingertips. Others, like Flixster, really focus on getting you the info you need quickly and without distractions.
I want to know which app you use for this. Not which one has the most features or the best interface but the one that you actually turn to every time you want to go see a movie. Today’s poll lists the popular options and has a place for you to write in anything that’s not listed.
Once you’ve voted, leave a comment below and let us know why you use the app that you do!
At long last, the white iPhone 4 is available for purchase. I lost track of how many times this thing has been delayed and how many times Mac rumor sites have claimed that it was just around the corner.
Interestingly enough, it seems that it was the camera holding it back all this time. There were issues with the white glass back leading to washed out photos. It’s fascinating that simply changing the color of the device can lead to so many unforeseen issues! Fret not however, all of these problems have been addressed and Apple has probably learned a great deal about offering color variations for future products that contain cameras.
Today we want to know whether you even care that the white iPhone has finally made it onto the scene. For all its hype, it’s still just an iPhone 4. If you’re not a fan of black though, this could be just the catalyst you needed to take the plunge and fork out the cash to upgrade that aging iPhone 3GS.
Cast your vote in the poll and leave a comment below with your thoughts. Are you buying one? Why or why not?
This week news outlets all over the U.S. exploded with a juicy conspiracy story: iPhones are secretly keeping track of the location of their users on a minute-by minute basis! (Read about it here)
The gist is that your phone creates a file with this information which is then hidden deep on your computer upon sync. As far as anybody can tell, the file isn’t being transmitted to Apple in any way. If this is true, the only privacy threat then comes from people that know how to access the file and have direct access to your computer. In other words, if you’re cheating on a tech-savvy spouse, you’re bound to get busted (unless you encrypt the data).
Obviously, there are two primary reactions to this information. Some are convinced that Steve Jobs and Obama are huddled in a room watching everything you do, others are taking a “Who cares?” approach because their lives aren’t really that exciting anyway.
Today we want to hear your opinion on the matter. Is this a major invasion of privacy or no big deal? Vote abovet and leave a comment below explaining your vote.
Recently, we posted a head-to-head match between Pulse and FLUD, two attractive and innovative new readers for the iPhone. Today we want to get your input on which unique news aggregator you like best.
Our contestants are Pulse News Mini, FLUD Mobile, Reeder, Taptu and News360. All of these are quality attempts at versatile, customizable and design-conscious news readers and all are free with the exception of Reeder.
Cast your vote on the right and tell us which app you think is the best, then leave a comment below ranking those that you’ve tried. Obviously, we couldn’t list every news reader on the App Store so feel free to write in your favorite if we missed it!
With the iPhone, Apple didn’t just take over the smart phone industry, they took over the photography industry as well! Geekaphone and other sources have been reporting that the iPhone has literally become the world’s most popular camera, not too bad for a device in a genre typically known for producing horrible images.
This of course makes a lot of sense. As one of the most popular phones on the planet, lots of people are carrying around an iPhone everywhere they go. Combine this convenience factor with the fact that Apple has done a phenomenal job with the camera setup on the iPhone 4 in addition to the wealth of awesome photography apps in the App Store and what you get is a recipe for photographic greatness.
Today we want to know how much you value your iPhone as a camera. On a typical day, do you bust out your Canon 5D mk II or simply reach into your pocket for your phone? Vote in the poll and leave a comment letting us know what other cameras you have and when you use your iPhone over them.
Tickets to Apple’s 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference (the yearly event where Apple tells us about all the goodies coming up) recently went on sale, and within 10 hours, they were all gone. At $1,600 a pop, that’s definitely not bad news for Apple.
However, developers all over immediately began complaining that tickets shortages are more due to a poorly run event than a great one. As evidence, it seems many of the tickets went to scalpers, not serious attendees, and are now showing up on eBay and Craigslist for upwards of $4,000 in some cases!
In today’s poll, we want to hear your reaction to this event. Are you one of the would-be ticket buyers who now doesn’t get to go? Or are you at the other end of the spectrum and not at all interested in the conference? Let us know in the poll on the right and then leave a comment below if you have any ideas for how the event should be handled in the future.
The iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad have ushered in an unprecedented new era of mobile gaming with a seemingly endless supply of fresh and innovative content. Ten years ago who would’ve thought that a cell phone would ever be seen as a serious gaming device?
Today we want to get a feel for which types of games our audience likes the best. Are you a sports fanatic or a first person shooter fiend? Cast your vote on the right then leave a comment below telling us your top three favorite iPhone games of all time.
As always, this information will help us properly target our content so that it stays relevant and interesting to you our readers. The more input you give the better we can make your AppStorm experience!
With the iTunes Store now containing well over 300,000 apps and growing at unprecedented rates, the iPhone has become the source of a fairly new type of serious psychological condition: App Addiction. We here at iPhone.AppStorm are full-blown app addicts and proudly download and test every new toy we can get our hands on.
Today we want to gauge your level of app addiction with a simple poll that asks how many apps you download per week (not counting standard updates). Are you a casual downloader or an obsessive app-crazed lunatic!?
After voting in the poll, leave a comment and let us know how many of these are paid apps and how many are free. Do you stick to free downloads or are you spending serious amounts of cash to build up the ever-growing kingdom of Apple?
Everyone’s current favorite rumor regarding the iPhone 5 points to the possibility of the glass back plate being changed to aluminum, similar to that seen on the iPod Touch. The glass back on the iPhone 4 has reportedly caused several problems both structural, with breaking and scratching, and functional, due to difficulties with painting and camera interaction on the ever illusive white iPhone 4.
Also, an aluminum back would both be lighter and cheaper to manufacture, which aligns with rumors about Apple seeking to reduce the overall cost of the iPhone.
Personally, I really like the glass back. The iPhone 4 is heavy, but in a good way that makes it feel like a solid product. I’m actually much less prone to dropping it than my extremely light iPod Touch, which always has a way of slipping out of my grip.
Today we want to know what you think. Would you prefer an iPhone with an aluminum back or are you a fan of the glass currently seen on the iPhone 4? Vote in the poll on the right and tell us why in the comments below!