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Today we’re pitting Nintendo and Sony, the former kings of mobile gaming, against the completely unexpected force that has taken this industry by storm: multitouch phones, music players and tablets.

Twenty years ago, as we all awed at the amazing experience provided to us by our original Gameboys, no one ever predicted that the future of gaming would lie in a phone. In fact, the idea would’ve seemed downright nonsensical at the time.

What we want to know is whether or not you think these fancy all-in-one app-centric multitouch devices really provided a gaming experience that’s on par with dedicated gaming devices like the DS and PSP.

Is the incredibly vast offering of iPhone games enough to pull you away from Nintendo and Playstation or are the iOS games shallow in comparison to the rich offerings on other systems?

Cast your vote one the right and leave a comment below telling us your thoughts.

Good news! We have randomly selected the five winners. Check the list of usernames below to see if you won. If you are one of our lucky winners, you’ll be receiving an email shortly from the Daylite crew with your licenses. As always, thanks for supporting AppStorm and be sure to check back soon for more awesome giveaways!



It’s that time of year again. You know, the one where you hope to find awesome Apple gifts under the tree only to be disappointed with yet another shirt that doesn’t fit.

Sure, some say it’s all about giving but here at AppStorm we want to know what you’re greedily hoping to receive this year (or perhaps purchase for yourself). Are you finally going to toss out that iPhone 3G in favor of an iPhone 4? Or maybe you have your eye on that new watch-centric nano.

If you’re hoping for one of these devices, vote in the poll on the right.

It may be hard to believe, but there are in fact plenty of people out there who still own a phone whose primary function is making calls! The rest of us have fully embraced the world of mobile apps and are possibly on our second, third or even fourth smartphone purchase.

So what we want to know today is what the last smartphone operating system you used was before switching over to the iPhone. Were you a faithful Android user, a BlackBerry addict or maybe even a Palm Pre fan? Obviously, despite these being the most popular choices, there have been tons of other systems to choose from, especially in the pre-Android days! Since there is far too many in this last category to list, we’ve included an “other” category for you to write yours into.

After you cast your vote, leave a comment below and let us know the specific handsets that you’ve owned and whether or not you’ve been happy with the switch to the iPhone.

When Google’s last “iPhone killer,” the Nexus One, fell flat on its face, many predicted that Google would get out of the hardware game and focus on developing Android for handsets made by other companies. However, the king of search is back with an impressive attempt to revive the Nexus line.

Below we’ll answer the one question iPhone owners really want to know: How does the new Nexus S stack up against the iPhone 4? Does it blow away our beloved Apple device or will it be pale in comparison? Let’s take a look!


We had a big day at AppStorm HQ yesterday, as we’ve launched an exclusive preview of two new sites that are due to kick off in the New Year. I hope you’ll join me in welcoming both Android.AppStorm and Windows.AppStorm to our growing family of sites!

Although you may feel that your iPhone will always be superior to Android, there are plenty of iOS device owners out there who still use and enjoy Windows as their operating system! Read on for a few more details about each of the new sites…

When Facebook decided to toss it’s hat into the location-based social network ring, everyone feared the end for the original pioneers of the genre like Foursqare and Gowalla.

Now that the dust has settled and the various services are learning to integrate and play nice, we’re interested to see if the Facebook service has really impacted your use of the other apps. Vote in the poll on the right and help us find out who is king in the location service world.

Leave a comment below and let us know why you use the service that you do. Is it the user base, app design, feature set or something else?

We’d like to say a big thank you to this month’s iPhone.AppStorm sponsors, and the great software they create! If you’re interested in advertising, you can order a slot through BuySellAds.

You could also consider a Quick Look submission, an easy way to showcase your app to all our readers.

Billings Touch – Billings’ simple workflow and intuitive interface makes quoting, invoicing, and time tracking effortless.

Cretouch – Dress your device with Creative Touch, a series of delightfully designed iPhone cases and protective covers in a wide range of styles.

FormEntry – Create native form based apps for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. No coding required.

pTracker, LLC – Powerful, Portable, Personal News Discovery Tools for Mobile Professionals.

Xilisoft – Xilisoft is an award-winning supplier in video and audio converting software field. Our product portfolio ranges from video tools, audio tools, DVD tools, iPod tools and mobile tools, etc.

Remote Tiger – Mobilize your idea with Remote Tiger. Our mobile architects are industry veterans with extensive knowledge across technologies and industry domains. Tell us where you want to go, and we will tell you how to get there most efficiently.

iPhone 4 and – The best collection of iPhone 4 cases, full body protection and skin protectors.

SpeedTask – SpeedTask is a smart To-Do App for your iPhone and iPod touch. It comes with a beautiful interface that is easy to use and which lets you manage your daily tasks in seconds.

Lateral View – We provide custom software development for iPad and mobile applications. We can create unique applications for all mobile systems or make mobile friendly the app that you already have.

ExcelContacts – ExcelContacts is not only the best way to transfer contacts to and from your iPhone without iTunes—it’s the only way! No other app lets you so easily control your iPhone’s most valuable data.

Ideas to Apps – A complete step-by-step guide on how to create a killer design and outsource the development at a price you can afford.

Super Dance Elf Christmas with Friends – Make an Elf yourself or have your friends make them in a Christmas video and share them. Send your dancers to friends with the app. Take your own photo or use one in your album to put a custom head on a video.

Invoice Robot – Invoice Robot was developed for small businesses, non-profits and innovative people that want to create simple invoices and other documents from their iPads and iPhones without the assistance of administrative or accounting staff.

Shopify – Shopify has a super-clean design that makes setting up a store incredibly easy.

uTest – The eBook will walk you through the challenges of creating a high-quality mobile app

WebRoot – Simple but powerful antivirus protection, a remarkably flexible backup and file sharing system, and a top-of-the-line password manager, among other impressive features.

Magic Towers Solitaire – Use your card skills to fill the realm with magical towers in this addictive, free solitaire game.

Haypi kingdom – Haypi Kingdom is a massive multiplayer online iPhone game set in the middle ages. You will be a general managing a kingdom in a strategic game – boosting resource production, adventuring in extensive wild land, reaping legendary treasures, equipping your troops with advanced abilities and battling against other players – with the ultimate goal of becoming the strongest kingdom in the ancient world.

Since the iPhone is made by Apple, I have a tendency to think of our readers as Mac users and am interested to know if this is in fact the case. As always, this information will help us better target our articles to content that you’ll actually be interested in.

Just because you own an iPhone, that doesn’t mean you’re fully on board with Apple. I’ll wager that there are plenty of die hard Windows fans out there who love their iPhones but have zero intentions of ever buying a Mac.

Vote in the poll on the right to tell us if you’re a Mac or PC user, then leave a comment below and tell us about your setup. Are you running OS 10.6 on a Mac, Windows 7 on an HP or maybe even Linux on a Dell? We want to know!

Earlier this week, Apple released the long-awaited iOS 4.2.1 update. Though it added new functionality to all devices, the iPad was by far the subject of the greatest number of changes.

Namely, all the great features that iPhone users have been using for months (folders, multitasking, etc.) are now available on the iPad and working like a dream. Let’s take a look at the new and improved iPad experience!


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