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?
Since we’ve featured a good number of premium titles over the past few weeks, we figured it’d be nice to lighten the load on your wallets a bit and showcase some of the recent free titles that have impressed us.
This week’s picks are therefore completely free, so you’ve got nothing to lose by checking them out. And if you think free games aren’t as fun as paid ones…think again!
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Stereolizer. The developer describes Stereolizer as an app that turns your iPad into a 80’s stereo.
Read on for more information and screenshots!
From kitchen timers built into your oven to sand timers beside your sink, timers are one of those little useful gadgets that get thrown into everything and then promptly forgotten. Yes, we need to make sure we know when the cake’s done baking, but truthfully, you’re not very likely to hear the kitchen timer once you’ve wandered off to another room anyhow. There are plenty of things we really do need to time, but often, traditional timers are too much trouble to keep up with.
Your iPhone can be a great solution to this problem. The built-in clock app includes an alarm, stopwatch, and basic timer, and you’re much more likely to hear the timer go off since its always right there in your pocket. Still, the included timer could be improved, so there are many alternate timer apps in the App Store now. Today we’re going to look at the Best Timer app, which may not really be the absolute best timer but is still a very nice alternative to the built-in clock timer.
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It’s never been more popular or easy to share pictures and videos. Just upload one to your Facebook/Flickr/MobileMe account, and link away to the world. But with all of the millions of images out on the Internet, there needs to be a way to set yours apart from the masses.
We’ve talked about the many different types of vintage video apps out on the market before, but one of those from the roundup deserves a little bit deeper look. It’s called 8mm Vintage Camera, and it’s been gaining popularity among users. So what makes this thing so great? Let’s take a moment to find out.
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Curlington HD FREE. The developer describes Curlington HD FREE as a full featured version of Curlington HD (a popular Curling-themed game) for free!
Read on for more information and screenshots!
I know why your calls keep dropping. In fact, I know why your Youtube videos won’t load fast enough. I know this because I’m using SpeedTest for iOS, a utility that lets me benchmark how fast data is being transferred over either Wireless or 3G. Within seconds, I can tell if my internet service provider is giving me the speed I’m paying for. I can also use SpeedTest for iOS to see exactly how fast AT&T’s 3G data network is, instead of just taking their word for it.
SpeedTest for iPhone is a version of SpeedTest.net, a trusted website in pinpointing how fast your internet speeds are versus the speeds of other users. SpeedTest is a fantastic tool when you’re trying to figure out why your videos load slowly, or why the internet just seems to feel laggy. Whether you are streaming a Netflix movie and not getting the speed that you’d like or playing an online game and noticing that your game is lagging alot on multiplayer, with the push of a button, you have the real results of your network speed.
It’s often the hardest to convince yourself to pay for an app that’s very similar to another free app. That’s a big reason why most iOS users just stick with Mobile Safari for browsing from iPhone or iPod Touch; it’s included with their device for free, and just works. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it, right?
For everything that it does well, though, Safari is still pretty lacking. It’s great at rendering standards compliant sites, and even works decently to switch back and forth between several pages. But start trying to multitask between multiple sites and Safari’s shine starts to wear off. Web browsing on iPhone feels so similar to browsing from your computer, it’s easy to start using it more like it’s a computer until you’re frustrated that Safari is reloading sites each time you switch pages and can’t do things you’ve done for years in a normal browser such as viewing the source of a site.