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Fast Web Free Gets Rid of the Frills and Speeds Browsing Action
Think of Fast Web Free as a no-frills Web browser that gets the essential info you want in a way that’s optimized for your iPhone or iPod touch.
CloudLayer Storage Needs a Shinier Silver Lining
CloudLayer Storage, an app from SoftLayer Technologies, is free and includes 1GB of free storage. Everyone could use a little extra free online space, so, you figure there might be a catch.
AT&T myWireless Mobile is Great for Slow Times
In functionality, AT&T myWireless Mobile, is a nearly identical version of the company’s Web site. AT&T customers (and almost all of us are) can use this app to view and pay bills, view voice minutes and data usage, and add or remove features from their accounts.
FoneSentinel Keeps Close Watch Over Your iPhones
It’s late, do you know where your iPhone is? FoneSentinel, from Extreme Networks enables you to keep track of your iPhone (or more likely someone else’s iPhone).
The $4.99 app is not only able to approximate the phone’s position using cell towers, but also pin it down to the exact location if it’s an iPhone 3G.
Simulate a Shuttle Launch with VoiceCount
VoiceCount by Solnet Solutions Ltd. is a countdown timer for your iPhone or iPod touch (2nd generation only). There’s not a lot to say in regards to an explanation of what VoiceCount does.
Undercover Discovers Your Lost or Stolen iPhone
iPhone gone missing? Time to go Undercover from Orbicule BVBA to locate it.
Here’s how Undercover works: Using either cell tower triangulation or GPS, you can figure out where your device is in the event that it’s lost of stolen.
Wi-Fi File Sharing Works, but Its Face is Glum
Count Wi-Fi File Sharing 2.0 from Impact Financials, among the now dozen or so apps to reside on the App Store’s shelves. Like many of those apps., Wi-Fi File Sharing 2.0, transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless hard drive, which can then be accessed over the same Wi-Fi network using a Web browser so that you can transfer files between your PC or Mac.
Air Mouse Pro Pops, Locks and Loads
I haven’t been as enthused about an app as I am with Air Mouse Pro, from R.P.A. Tech, in a long time. Air Mouse Pro transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless air mouse, trackpad and remote control for iTunes and other apps.
Rowmote Will Make You Hug Your Macs
Rowmote - Most advertising and marketing messages I encounter registers as background noise somewhat akin to what you’d hear in a crowded mall around the holiday season. You see messages everywhere on your television, favorite websites, mobile phone, billboards, airline tray-backs, and even urinals.
Talk Mail Pro Talks, and You Listen, to Your Emails.
Whenever I think I've seen it all for the iPhone or iPod touch, along comes an app such as Talk Mail Pro from Apps that Rocks.
Talk Mail Pro reads emails received via Google, MobileMe, AOL Mail — any IMAP-enabled email account — out loud.
HardDrive is Simple, but Doesn't Measure Up to Other File Transfer Apps
HardDrive, from developer Mitchell Cohen, is the latest app to join a growing list of file transfer apps. HardDrive is a rudimentary app for grabbing files from your desktop and storing them on your iPhone or iPod touch so you can transport them to another desktop or device.
A Special Phone to Shake and Dial
A Special Phone was developed for people who are visually impaired or are unable to look at their phones, like when they are driving. A Special Phone, developed by Muhieddine EL Kaissi, uses a combination of audio, visual and tactile feedback to simplify dialing your iPhone.
Mobicip Safe Browser Makes Mobile Browsing Safe for Kids
Mobicip Safe Browser - Access to the Internet proves useful in so many different situations, especially mobile access. For kids, mobile Internet access can prove both a learning and entertainment tool, but unfortunately, unrestricted access to the Internet is a dangerous prospect for kids.
talkFree: No Faves, No Armies, Just Free Cell Phone Calls
talkFree - With so many cellular phone companies and monthly service plans, people often have a difficult time maintaining manageable costs. The best way to manage costs is through the use of the calls your service provider allows you to make free of charge.
Snatch: Control Your Computer with an iPhone Trackpad
Snatch, from Hoofien, turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless track pad for your Mac or PC. It's an intriguing idea and I'm a fool for any app that enables me to connect my iPhone to my desktop or other computers and do "insanely great things."
The first step is to download the free Snatch Server software and install it.