Poor Microsoft. After Apple jumpstarted the PDA craze with the Newton, Microsoft’s Windows Mobile became one of the most used mobile operating systems on PDAs and then smartphones for the first part of the 21st century. Fast forward to 2007, though, and Apple once again got the upper hand with iPhone. Today, iOS is much more popular than Windows Mobile, and even the new Windows Phone 7 has struggled to gain marketshare.
Since Microsoft is primarily a software company (they even makes software for Mac OS X), it’s almost surprising that they’ve never made a mobile version of their popular Microsoft Office suite for competing mobile operating systems. That has now changed, as Microsoft has finally brought OneNote to the iPhone. OneNote is Microsoft’s often-overlooked notetaking app that’s included with Office 2010 for Windows, and now with OneNote for iPhone you can take your notes on the go just like you could with a Windows Phone 7 device. We’re going to take a tour of OneNote’s features and see if it’s time to switch notetaking apps.
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Infomaps Metro Washington DC. The developer describes Infomaps Metro Washington DC as a clickable offline GPS Metro Map with realtime arrivals provided by WMATA. Several search options to find a station, including a convenient nearby listing. Frequent used stations or lines can be saved as a favorite.
Read on for more information and screenshots!
Online backup is a popular business these days. Dropbox, Backblaze, Carbonite; the options go on and on. If you’re in the market for a backup solution, SpiderOak is a strong competitor with a simple pricing structure and great support for accessing your files on the go.
In May of last year, we reviewed the SpiderOak Mac client on Mac.AppStorm, today we’ll take a look at the accompanying iPhone app. We’ll start off by briefly explaining the service and then we’ll jump into the features found in the app.
This week Apple introduced an impressive new line of MacBook Pros. They threw in a curve this time though and not only released the standard jaw-dropping power and speed jumps, but also added a completely new I/O port for a technology called Thunderbolt.
Below we’ll take a brief look into what Thunderbolt is, where it came from and why it could mean great things for future iPhone, iPod and iPad owners.
If you’re like me, you take photos with your phone anywhere and everywhere. Whether it’s inspiration for a design, or I just want to remember a random moment with some friends, I seem to always be snapping pics and loading up my library with images. The artist in me is never satisfied with the image though. I want to tweak. I tend to think “This would look so much cooler if I (fill in the blank).”
With Adobe Photoshop Express I have the tools at my disposal to tinker to my heart’s content. Need a better crop? I can do that. Black and white? I can do that. In fact, I can do that and a lot more. So here’s a look at some of the killer features and a few of the limitations of the app.
Here at AppStorm we love getting to know our readers better. The primary reason for this is always so that we can better target our content towards the people reading it. We want to make AppStorm as interesting as possible for you so we post polls like today’s to get a better glimpse of who you are.
Today’s poll asks whether or not you’re interested in the development side of iPhone apps. We know you love playing with new iPhone apps, or else you wouldn’t be here, but we’d also like to know how many of our readers are part of the amazingly talented group of people generating all of that lovely App Store content that keeps us afloat!
Vote in the poll at right and then leave a comment below telling us more. If you’re a developer, what apps have you created and how did you learn the requisite skills? If you’re not a developer but are interested in learning more, you might want to check out our sister site MobileTuts for daily tutorials on every mobile platform out there!
As we bid farewell to February and keep our eyes peeled for the upcoming iPad 2 announcement at the beginning of next month, it seems appropriate that we’ve had a very interesting week of game releases.
We’ve gathered up a few of the best, so have a look and make sure to let us know if you’ve come across others!
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Rainbow RSS Reader. The developer describes Rainbow RSS Reader as an easy to use newsreader app designed to make your information easy to understand and quick to get a hold of. It is wrapped around a single timeline that keeps all your information up to date and a very intuitive and comfortable way of reading single news items and moving between one item and the other.
Read on for more information and screenshots!
How often do you let your toast burn, brew your tea for 20 minutes, or forget to turn off the sprinkler when watering your grass? Or do you have a harder time remembering that you need to call your Mom on your lunch break, submit your proposals before the deadline, and more? Most of us need something that will stay on our back and not let us forget the littlest things we need to do, and relying on your spouse, parent or boss to remind you isn’t a great idea.
Your iPhone or iPod Touch is the ideal reminder device. It’s really the best personal digital assistant that had ever been made, even if we don’t usually call iOS devices PDAs. The only problem is, the default Clock app doesn’t make it easy to set quick alarms for specific tasks, and you can only have one timer going at once. That’s not nearly enough for the variety of reminders and timers you’ll actually need to really remember everything.
Due is an elegant new app that’s designed to solve this problem. You can quickly add reminders for everything you need to do, whether it’s today or next week. You can also create reusable timers that you can activate with one flick, so you’ll never forget your brownies in the oven again. Keep reading to check out more of Due’s features to see if this is the app you need to turn your iOS device into a better PDA!
Once upon a time, we didn’t all have web-connected wonder devices in our pockets to provide us with endless entertainment. Strangely enough, I spent a good portion of my childhood outside engaging in physical activity! An antiquated practice to be sure. When my parents did allow me to come indoors, it was game time. My two brothers and I loved playing board games, card games and of course, our original Nintendo Entertainment System.
Many of the games that I enjoyed as a child have been re-imagined and brought to life on the single device that keeps me occupied these days: my iPhone. Today we’ll take a nostalgic stroll down memory lane to see what classic games have made their way to iOS.