When it comes to checking the weather on your iPhone, there are way too many solutions. You can use something like Wunderground to get the most accurate reports, or Weather 2x, a less precise and more beautiful alternative. Then there’s the boring old app that comes with your iPhone. It has a rather stale design and doesn’t offer many details, but that’s mainly because it’s taking a minimal approach to things.
Nubilous and WTHR are two minimal, but beautiful weather apps. Is one better than the other, though? Let’s find out. (more…)
Summoner Wars is based on the popular card/board game of the same name by Plaid Hat Games. It makes its debut on iOS as the first free app from the developer Playdek, Inc., and takes you into the war-torn world of Itharia, as a Summoner of various factions that are battling over the Summoner Stones.
The game is one part deck building — like Magic the Gathering — and one part board game, perhaps with some loose similarities to chess. Decks are built, cards are drawn, armies are summoned and the enemy is faced creating interesting strategical and tactical situations. Use your Summoner Stone after the break. (more…)
We’re doing some research here around these parts, and when comparing the numbers between the iPhone and iPad sites, we get a lot more visitors on the iPhone side of things. It made me wonder how many of our iPhone.AppStorm readers own an iPad, and how many iPad.AppStorm readers own an iPhone.
Here’s my guess: most of our iPad.AppStorm readers own an iPhone (over 50%), but less than 25% of our iPhone.AppStorm readers own an iPad.
So am I right or am I way off base? Let me know in the poll to the right.
A few months back, my wife handed me her iPhone and I noticed that the Gelaskins sticker on the back felt a bit lumpy. Upon further examination, I peeled it back and a whole bunch of broken glass came with it. Apparently, she had dropped it somewhere along the way, and in the process shattered the back glass. A quick order from iFixit took care of the issue, but it was still an unplanned expense.
What about you? Have you ever broken your iPhone? Let us know in the poll to the right, and tell us your war stories in the comments!
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…)
One of the Mac apps I could never live without is Alfred. It just makes everything so much quicker and easier to do — just a press of a keyboard shortcut and the action I want to carry out is just a few letters away. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen an iOS app that can streamline our actions just like Alfred.
That is, until now. App Cubby’s newest release, Launch Center Pro, is the Alfred that iOS has been missing ever since its debut. Launch Center Pro will completely revolutionize the way you use your iPhone by bringing several features into one place. Learn more about how this app can make your iPhone that much more efficient after the break. (more…)
Hunters 2 is a turn-based strategy game of sci-fi shoot outs in various locals, such as space stations, moon bases and alien worlds. Developed by Rodeo Games, it puts you in control of a squad of hunters, hiring out your skills, one contract at a time.
As the game progresses, each of your hunters gain experience to learn more skills, find loot to better equip themselves and earn the cash with which to purchase gear and new recruits. A menu of new missions is offered up each day, reflecting the mercenary’s changing way of life. Embrace your inner mercenary after the break. (more…)
Every social network provides some way to like, favorite or share content. We have favorite YouTube videos, tweets and Instapaper articles, but each carefully curated list is confined to the website of its creation. If only there was a way to pull favorites together into one central hub.
Favs attempts to pull all of your favorites, likes, shares and bookmarks from the cracks and crevices of social networking and bookmarking sites into one unified app. It wants to do more than simply aggregate favorite items, it wants to bring favorite people along for the ride as well.
I use my iPhone to browse the Internet quite a lot, actually. I’ll visit at least four or five webpages per day on average. It’s a great device to use too, because everything works smoothly and there are many websites optimized for mobile devices. But what about an enhanced experience — something that you’re used to on your desktop computer? What about Chrome for iPhone?
Luckily for those of you who use the browser, Google released an iOS version of their famous multi-platform browser on Thursday. It brings everything you loved about the Android version (if you used it) and a few of the great features included in the desktop app to your iPhone. Chrome on the iPhone has the potential to be a great browser, but let’s take a deeper look. (more…)
Since it’s still only the summer, we don’t yet have word on a new iPhone. We can guess pretty confidently that it’ll happen this summer, but until then, it’s up to the rumor sites, gossippers and wizards to theorize what they see in Apple’s future.
There’s been a lot of talk recently about expanding the screen size on these things, making it taller, but not wider. Why? It’s closer to a 16X9 format, and it makes it easier for widescreen movies. But this is all conjecture for the moment, at least until we see something in person.
But what about you? Do you think the next iPhone will sport a taller or wider display? Let us know in the comments!
(Icon image via Martin uit Utrecht)