News tagged ‘Apple’
In order to understand the true power of the new iPhone 3GS let's do some tests on the new Apple device using the Backgrounder. You have about 150MB of RAM free, so you can open several applications and games at the same time and get good results. Here's the list:
- Random Facts
- Google Apps
- Assassin's Creed
- Metal Gear Solid Touch
- Real Racing
Games listed above are among those that require a lot of resources. However, the device continued to function without major delays. Here is a video demonstration:
Here is another related video:
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QuickShottr allows you to automatically upload the screenshots made on iPhone / iPod on ImageShack site.
As you know, both Apple devices can create a screenshot ("pictures" of the screen). User just need to clicking the same time Home + Power buttins. QuickShottr will automatically upload screenshots to ImageShack (in background) and will copy the link to the clipboard.
So if you want to share a picture with someone just call the copy/paste and click "Paste." You can QuickShottr in any application, f.e. in instant messaging that does not support sending and receiving images. This functionality is also very useful for bloggers or those who must quickly send images.
Current version is 1.1, it has been improved a lot since 1.0. There is also a SBSettings toggle called QuickShottr Toggle, that will allow to activate and deactivate this QuickShottr functionality through a simple click.
QuickShottr can be found in Cydia via the BigBoss repository.
Quantum Collapse is one of the best games RTS (Real Time Strategy) games for iPhone and iPod Touch. The game was released less than a month ago and has already been updated to version 1.1. Regular price is $3.99, but it is on sal enow for $0.99 (AppStore
- 13 Campaign missions providing more than 8 hours of gameplay
- 11 Skirmish missions with 3 different AI Types.
- Amazing Particle Effects and Explosions
- 2 Completely different factions with unique designs and powers
- Voxel generated terrain (no repetitive tilemaps)
- Map Zoom.
- Each unit has a unique powerup. Some super units have up to 6 of them.
- Spell system enables you to take a huge part in the battle.
In next version developers will implement multiplayer with voice-chat. Note for iPhone 3GS users: the game has graphical glitches on the iPhone 3GS. Developers found the solution and the fix is on it's way.
Here is a demo video:
Worms game is now avaliable in AppStore for $4.99 (
Unfortunately to iPhone 2G/3G users it run really slow on therse devices.Here are couple reviews:
- The game is SLOW. Lag time at every action, even in menus.
- Really bad framerate.
- I was expecting this game sience laste year when rumors came up about worms. Now i’m so very disapointed! IT’s very SLOW!
However iPhone 3GS users are happy:
- Game is plenty fast on my 3GS!
- First game that require a 3GS.
Here's a video demo:
Here is top 10:
- Royal Dutch Shell
- Exxon Mobil
- Wal-Mart Stores
- ING Group
- Toyota Motor
via deepapple and fortune
Navigon has just released free version of their navigation application. Navigon MobileNavigator Lite includes the same range of functions as the full version, although no active route guidance with GPS support is available. In other words you have the maps and you can just browse without Turn-by-turn directions.
In US AppStore we were able to find and download Navigon MobileNavigator Lite North America. There are many different other apps in different AppStores. For example there is MobileNavigator British Isles in UK AppStore. Unfortunately there is no free Europe in one app.
Who still has not tested the Navigon can do it now. Good download.
The app is free, here are couple AppStore links:.
Apple’s third generation iPod touch seems to be going out for a little web-based test drive. Designated iPod touch 3,1, we first saw code hints of it in the iPhone 3.0 beta firmware, and then in rumors about the iPod touch getting a camera. Now, according to app analytics provider PinchMedia:
we’ve been noticing an “iPod 3,1″ string appearing in our version reporting, signifying what we believe to be a new yet-to-be-released version of the iPod Touch.
For the last two years, Apple has reveled new iPod touch models during their fall music-focused events. Last year, the second generation iPod touch debuted at Let’s Rock alongside iPhone 2.1, and iTunes 8. Since Apple likes their product cycles, does this mean we’ll see iPod touch 3,1 and iPhone 3.1 sometime this September?
Generator Research says that Nokia's smartphone marketshare will plummet from over 40 percent today to only 20 percent by 2013. They predict that, on the other hand, will hit 33 percent marketshare by that point, matching Nokia sometime in 2011—just two years away—with 77 million phones.
That scenario, though, depends on some awesome conditions for Apple (think about 77 million iPhones!) on top of some truly horrific ignorance from Nokia, letting the smartphone market go almost entirely with a half-assed defense of its position as it focuses on profits from its mass volume low-cost wares in developing countries. Probably Nokia will stop making smartphones like the N97 some day and will create something nice.
iTwitter is really first app that has push. But push only works if the person @replying or DMing you is usingtoo. Well, looks like this kind of push is almost useless...
The app is $3.99 (AppStore
Geohot released a beta software for iPhone 3GS jailbreak called PurpleRa1n. It is beta and has some issues, but it gets the job done if you’re patient.
The jailbreak is a bit incomplete. The kernel vm_mem patch is not present so Winterboard will not work as some other critical tweaks. (SBSettings does work!).
Use with caution and be patient. If you're not in a hurry, wait for the release from DevTeam.
Apple has published a very interesting patent application in which they explore how to provide a Karaoke experience on the iPhone.
The 88, an American band, had a single recorded using only their musical instruments and the microphone of an iPhone. In particular they used an application called
Apple has just removed another application from AppStore called BeautyMeter. The aim was to collect the images taken directly from iPhone on some sort of virtual dashboard allowing other users to rate the faces and bodies that were displayed.
The application itself complied with all rules of Apple SDK so at that time was regularly approved for the Store. But following the growth of communities there were some who abused the service, uploading pornographic photos. That was the reason why the app was removed.
Pocket Gamer released a preview of a very popular game that many people are waiting. These Worms are optimized for iPhone and iPod Touch. Here's the video:
This application has already been sent to Apple and is currently awaiting approval. Stay Tuned!
Here are the first TV ads videos for the new iPhone 3GS. They are not available on the Apple site yet. They were recorded directly from TV.