Just over a month ago, the Apple community learned that iOS 6, set to release tomorrow, would not include an integrated YouTube app. Google’s video streaming service has been available on the platform since its inception in 2007, but Apple’s agreement with the search engine was going to expire so it was up to Google to make its own app for the many iPhone users out there.
On September 11th, Google released a free native YouTube app for the iPhone; the iPad version was said to arrive “in the coming months.” Regardless of tablet support, Google’s official app boasts usability, a better video selection, beauty and simplicity. The search engine giant has the potential to make a great app for the iPhone, but does it live up to this promise? (more…)
The new iPhone should be coming out soon, which means we’ll all have the chance to either order the iPhone online or buy it in the store. At our house, we ship them direct because we’ve always had the same carrier and we always have someone at home anyways to sign for the packages. But we used to wait in line because it was kind of fun hanging out with the other iPhone faithful.
What about you? Do you wait in line, ship direct or something else? Let us know in the poll to the right.
I didn’t wait in line for the original iPhone, but I was there for the second day of the iPhone 3G launch, and on launch day ever since. Nowadays, we pre-order our iPhones and have them shipped to the house, but no matter which option we choose, we’ve always got our iPhones on launch day.
What about you? Do you get your iPhones ASAP or do you wait for the hype to die down a bit? Let us know in the poll to the right.
Last year, we held a pretty popular promo in conjunction with Green iPhone, now known as Newaya Recycling. We’ve got a similar promotion in the works in the next few months, but it made me start wondering about what our readers do with their old iPhones. Do you recycle them by giving or selling them to someone else? Or do you sell them outright to a stranger? Let us know in the poll to the right.
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…)