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Our featured sponsor this week is It’s Playing, the ultimate movie player for your iPhone.

Sure, watching movies on the iPhone is cool, but getting them on there in the first place can be a real pain in the butt. It’s Playing removes all the hassle out of the system by giving you multiple ways to get your videos onto your iPhone, and also allows you to do more with what you’re watching than with any other program.

Hop onto your network to find a music file on your computer, then stream it to your iPhone or copy it over for later viewing. You can then stream that movie to your Apple TV via AirPlay, making it all a cable-free experience. Once your video is playing, you can do what It’s Playing calls, “Video Forensics.” Zoom in or out, adjust audio pitch, tweak the viewing speed or download subtitles online. There’s no better way to watch movies on your iPhone.

I did this all on a video of my own, and it took just a few minutes to copy the file to my iPhone. Once it was on, watching the movie was as simple as can be — and since it was a darker film, I could tweak the brightness to make it easier to view. It really is cool to use, and very user friendly.

Go Get It!

It’s Playing is available right now, so hop on over and pick it up. It’s only $3.99, which is super cheap when you consider what a hassle it can be to get your movies on your iPhone.

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Are you also sporting an iPad? Our sister site iPad.AppStorm is here to cater for your every app-related need!

We all love getting something great for free! However, hunting down the good free iPad apps from the terrible ones in the jungle of the App Store can be a difficult job.

Fortunately for you, I’m here to help. We’ll try and keep a mix of old classics and new favourites, hit the link and stock up on fantastic free iPad apps!

Head over to iPad.AppStorm and read it!

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My wife never liked buying cases for her iPhones, she preferred the Gelaskins-style sticker with a little pattern. No biggie to me, but then one day I noticed that the sticker on the back of her iPhone 4 looked a little … bubbly. I peeled off the sticker, and with it came tons of tiny pieces of glass. She had broken the back of her iPhone and had no idea.

Me, I’m a case guy. But what about you? Do you prefer to buy a case for your iPhone, or do you like it au naturale? Let us know in the poll to the right.

We’re excited to let you know about the latest addition to the Tuts+ family — Mactuts+!

Mactuts+ is focused on teaching you how to use your Mac more effectively, efficiently, and powerfully. You’ll learn about the basics of OS X, how to switch, how to use accessories and time-saving software, work with your Mac in an enterprise setting, and how to save time with advanced productive tips and tricks.

Read on to find out more about how the site will complement Mac.AppStorm, and learn about our $1,000 competition!


We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in February. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, Web, Android, Windows, or iPad apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month. Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!

Thanks for reading AppStorm, and I hope you enjoy looking over some of our favourite posts from last month!


Two weeks ago we started a competition that gave AppStorm readers a chance to win a slick video to show off their app or site. This week we’re giving you all a chance to choose which apps get a Wyzowl promo video!

Click the links and have a look through the choices, then pick your favourite app in each category.

I’ll name the winners in a week!

Whether it’s five minutes while you wait for your coffee, ten minutes spare in your lunch break or even whole hours on plane journeys, almost everyone has some spare time to kill. There’s a grey area between productive apps and apps with little use — these are the apps we play purely to kill time.

Traditionally, these are games. We all have at least one or two apps that we use to waste away time we wouldn’t do anything else with. If you happen to be short of these apps, don’t fret; I’ve compiled a list that will help you fill up your time indefinitely. (more…)

Everyone here at iPhone.AppStorm would like to send out a huge thanks to this month’s iPhone.AppStorm sponsors, for all of the great work that they do. If you would like to advertise on the site, you can purchase a space through BuySellAds.

Updraft Jack — Get ready to run, jump and GLIDE through the jungle with Updraft Jack! You are a sugar glider fleeing from an owl in hot pursuit in this action-packed dash game for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Tap the screen to jump, then hold while in the air to expand Jack’s “wings” and glide effortlessly through the jungle. Activate exciting power-ups while avoiding nasty obstacles like beehives, birds’ nests and even a flying Kookaburra! Collect beetles as you go and spend them on useful upgrades and bonus items.

Volt — 3D Lightning Unleashed From Your Fingertips! — Volt creates vibrant and customizable lightning bolts to play practical jokes, create awesome wallpapers and duel with Jedi Force Lightning! Ranked #1 Entertainment App in 12 countries with over half a million downloads!

Warmongers — Battle through an intense campaign while building up your army the way you want! Use gold earned in battle to upgrade and unlock new weapons, armor, heroes, super powers and bloodlust attacks as you win back the realm!

Beer Kings Ultimate Drinking Game — Beer Kings is the new drinking necessity. Players are pitted against each other to reveal cards, each card has a corresponding rule that much be enforced after reveal. Players are kept on their toes as each card is turned with high anticipation. All players of this game are guaranteed to have fun and have lots of laughs.

Shopping Album — Take a picture of the clothes before you buy, add shop name, size and price and save it together with the picture in your shopping album. Later it will be easy to find. You can sort pictures by shop, price or date. And you will be able to find back to the right store to go and get that dress you have tried on.

Ita – Lists You Like — Ita makes list-making and note-taking quick, fun, and simple. In other words, better. We’ve made it easy to mark stuff you’ve done, move items around, and keep track of everything you want to remember. To make Ita feel more like a paper notebook, we decided it should act like one. As you use lists, they’ll show signs of wear, just like a piece of paper. Ita works on iPhone and iPad and uses iCloud syncing to make sure your lists are with you wherever you go.

Clear Tones — You don’t want to look like everybody else, why would your iPhone/Android phone sound like everybody else’s? Cleartones offers a set of 50 quality “hand made” minimalist ringtones for the serious user. Like yourself.

Ideas to Apps — If you want to design your own iPhone app, this is a great place to start. It’s a step-by-step guide to designing your own app, then finding someone to develop it for you.

Burst! — Not long ago in a far distant land, young Chester awakens from his slumber to find the morning skies filled with balloons. Gasp! Alarmed at the possibility of treachery in the sky, Chester embarks on the balloon popping journey of his life in pursuit of the mysterious villain, Lyndon. But Lyndon won’t be caught without a fight. Chester must complete each of Lyndon’s balloon puzzles while avoiding the toxic black balloons filled with deadly moon fumes.

ISEEU Baby Monitor — The “ISeeU Baby Monitor” app uses a secure connection and is a portable way to view and hear your child without the need for an external camera, computer, or store bought baby monitor. Providing a fresh alternative to traditional baby monitors and their restrictive monitoring abilities, this app allows parents, family members, nannies, grandparents, babysitters, and friends to monitor babies within the home or from miles away through wi-fi or any other network provider’s internet connection.

iGearUSA — is a leading online retailer and manufacturer of iPhone accessories that offers a large selection of products ranging from iPhone Car Kits, Cases, Chargers & Cables, Cradles & Docks, Headphones, Headsets, Screen Protectors, Touch Pen and more. We’re based in City of Industry in beautiful southern California. We offer the latest Apple iPhone accessories with rapid fulfillment, expert support and excellent customer service.

CreTouch — Looking for a new case for your iPhone? CreTouch has a wide variety of cases for the iPhone 4, 3GS and 4S, including perimeter cases as well as fronts and backs. These cases not only look fantastic, but also give a luxurious look to your iPhone.

ChatCube – Free Calls & Messaging — ChatCube empowers you to make 100-percent free, mobile HD-VoIP calls and chat anytime, anywhere to your ChatCube friends. Send pictures, videos, voice messages, contacts and locations for free. Plus, you can make cheap phone calls worldwide to any landline or mobile phone. VoIP calls work on EDGE, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks.

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)

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