It seems like when people want to start complaining about iOS, skeuomorphism — the concept of making digital interfaces that look and act like their real-life counterparts — always seems to come up. Sure, the Podcasts app was pretty rugged for a bit, and no one likes Game Center, but is it all that bad?
Well let’s ask you. What do you think? Does skeuomorphism work for you or do you hate it? Let us know in the poll to the right!
It wasn’t until relatively recently that I used my iPhone for an alarm clock. I had debated it for years, but after hearing about people having issues with time zone changes and all that, I just figured that it was best to use the old standby that sat on my dresser. Eventually, I changed my mind and went the iPhone route, and that’s been that.
Recently, however, I’ve thought about how I wake up. Usually it’s with a start, which isn’t the best way to begin your day for sure. I’ve started looking at different alarm clock options, and wondering what our readers use when they want to get out of bed.
So what’s your story? How do you wake up? Let us know in the poll to the right!
We’re right on the cusp of February, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve spent our 2013 sitting down. No, we’ve been sifting, combing and hunting through our archives to find you the very best posts from 2012 throughout the iOS ecosystem. Like games? We’ve got ’em. Roundups? Yup. Opinion pieces and editorials? Check and check. It’s all here, right now.
So what are you waiting for? See what the best iOS apps of 2012 are all about! (more…)
At our house, we have a collection of every console built by Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, plus a few by Sega and Atari. I’ve been a console gamer for years, but recently I’ve found myself playing more on my iPhone and iPad than I have on my PS3 or any other machine connected to my living room TV.
But what about you? Are you a console gamer or are iOS games the way for you? Let us know in the poll to the right!
When AirPlay was first announced for iOS, it seemed like a pretty cool tool. Now you could stream your songs to different devices, and even video. Today, if you have an AppleTV you can stream video from your iPhone to your TV no problem.
But do you? Do you do this all the time, or is there rarely a need? Let us know in the poll to the right!
Twitter has come a long way in the time that it has been around, nearly six years or so. But, really it hasn’t taken off until about the last three, if not sooner. When I first joined about two years ago, I saw it as a way to let my friends and other people know my thoughts, what I was eating, etc. Now, I use it in a whole different way in which I get important tech news, leads on startups, check to see what is happening around the world and still as a way to communicate with people.
Yes, Twitter is growing into more than just a way to voice your thoughts to others, it is evolving into one of the most powerful ways to communicate from a personal as well as a global standpoint. While it has been growing and changing, so have the third-party apps that have been made for it. Take for example, Thirst, an app that takes a new twist on your Twitter stream and presents it to you in a way that we wouldn’t have never thought possible a year or so ago. It lets you consume your feed by combining the old way of reading Twitter as well as the new. (more…)
It’s Game Week here at iPhone.AppStorm, and all this week we’re going to have tons of reviews, giveaways and other good stuff, all centered around the gaming world!
With the ever-rising popularity of the iPad it can be easy to forget about the iPhone’s gaming prowess; a prowess that has set the benchmark for the entire mobile gaming industry. However, here at iPhone AppStorm we haven’t forgotten.
With an amazing summer of Olympic sport behind us and a new NFL season in full swing, what better time is there to present you with our picks for the best sports games on the App Store? Whether you’re a lover of football, an avid follower of tennis or a petrol-head at heart, there’s something here for you. After the jump we’ll get started. (more…)
If you like to blog, then it’s very likely that the website you publish to is powered by WordPress. It’s one of the easiest and most powerful blogging platforms out there, not to mention it’s open source with hundreds of plugins and themes. The people at WordPress know what they’re doing. It’s been over nine years since the initial release and the platform has been going strong, reportedly managing 22% of all websites as of August 2011.
So, say you’ve published a post and are off to take care of some other stuff, leaving your computer at home. Someone texts you that what you just wrote was factually incorrect or had a broken link — what do you do? If you had an iPad, then you could edit it with Blogsy, but if you only have your iPhone with you the best option is WordPress’ official iOS app. I’ve used it in instances like this before and it works well — but exactly how well? (more…)
Lists, almost everybody uses them — heck, I’m addicted to them. Despite the widening prevalence of iOS devices in the daily workflow, good old notebooks have always been my personal preference for creating lists of any kind. The reason? One-thirds nostalgia, two-thirds indecisiveness. You see, there are an abundance of list making and GTD apps out there, but none have peaked my interest enough to replace the notebook, until now. (more…)
We’re told that first impression always count, but if that were true I would never have played the beautiful OLO. When it was first featured as the App Store’s “Game of the Week,” I met the app with initial skepticism; the premise seemed too simplistic to be a long-lasting, entertaining game. But after being given the chance to review the app, my mind was swiftly changed. Let me tell you why. (more…)