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Monday, April 20, 2009

Wall Street Journal on the iPhone/iPod Touch

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.9to5mac.com/WSJ-app

"The Wall Street Journal iPhone App (iTunes link) just hit the iTunes Store. We've downloaded and are looking through it as we type. It isn't full of content yet but we're sure more will stream in as time goes on. Even though the video section only has six videos, we were able to Walt Mossberg's MobileMe re-review."

There are several newspaper apps such as USA Today, NY Times, LA Times and Chicago Tribune available as well on the iTunes App Store. Nice to see this one finally make it. I try to catch as much of the WSJ as I can online but I don't always have my laptop out. Free articles, the photo flipping is smooth and the video playback apparently works very well so this might be a good app to check out if you want to expand your reading material.


Friday, April 17, 2009

One Way to (Hopefully) Find Your Lost iPhone/iPod Touch

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.macworld.com/article/140...l?lsrc=rss_news

"Orbicule, longtime purveyor of theft-tracking software for the Mac, now wants to help keep an eye on your iPhone or iPod touch. The company's newly released iPhone app Undercover can covertly transmit your device's location and IP address to authorities when you report it as lost or stolen. It's a great idea with some clever features, but even this private i-detective has its limitations."

Of course, if you have already lost your iPhone/iPod Touch, this will do nothing for you and may make you want to walk away in disgust over what could have been. However, if you want a bit of added "insurance" for your peace of mind, and you still have your device safe in hand, you may want to check this out. But be warned, it is not the perfect solution. At $4.99 USD it is middle of the road for app prices, and in order for it to work, it counts on whoever finds your iPhone/iPod Touch to start up the program. It is akin to counting on curiosity to kill the cat so to speak. So you can set it up to either trick a thief by making itself look like a game icon, or make it display a button for contacting you, the true owner, if you think your device will be found by a good samaritan. I've been doing what I do for too many years not to believe that the thieves outnumber the good samaritans, so I'd be playing the odds using the trickery of the program if I were to purchase this app. But that is just me, Mr. Cynical if you will. Either way, the main caveat is that there has to be an Internet connection, so that the program can send notification via email about the location of the device.

You can get more info at the RetrieveMyiPhone.com website, and the app is available now at the iTunes App Store.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Win a Copy of Bubble Shuffle!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 09:30 AM

"Bubble Shuffle is a fun undersea-themed word-building game perfect for adults and children. Every level is a puzzle for you to solve, with a word made out of bubbles that has been shuffled."

Thanks to the fine folks at Astraware, we have 3 copies of Bubble Shuffle to giveaway to our readers (US iTunes App Store only). In order to win one of these fun wordplay games, it couldn't be simpler.

I did the review on the game so I obviously played it. How well did I do? How much skill as a wordsmith do you think I have? All you have to do is put on your guessing cap and reply to this post with the number of words, out of 216, that I was able to guess. I was able to get to level 14 before the game ended but how many words did I actually guess?

The closest 3 answers will win a copy of Bubble Shuffle, all posts must be in by midnight EST on Tuesday February 24th.

Good Luck!


Thursday, January 29, 2009

VUDU App for iPhone/iPod Touch Released

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 12:00 PM

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2009/...applicatio.html

"Streaming video pioneer VUDU released an iPhone app this week that allows users to rent or buy a movie remotely."

Have a VUDU Box? So busy that you can't wait for the movie to download once you get home? Well this app is for you! To be honest, if I had a VUDU box I would probably use this app, just because I could.


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