App Reviews for iPhone and iPad Devices

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iPhone Firmware 2.1 due tuesday?


According to inside sources at Ars Technica, the "Let's Rock" Apple private invite only event will include the much anticipated release of iPhone firmware 2.1.
Among the list of expected improvements:
- a solution to apps repeatedly crashing the iPhone (and sometimes resulting in the Apple Screen of Death)
- preliminary support for push technology allowing apps to get background info
- new GPS functionality -- possibly allowing background GPS notification, as intimated by loopt

One disturbing aspect:
"We were told that, aside from what we already know about iPhone 2.1 from leaked info on the web, there are other parts to 2.1 that were specifically removed from developer seeds in order to keep them secret from the world."
As usual, Apple is carefully managing the release of information...

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Posted 09.07.08 in | Similar iPhone apps:

MyNetDiary is a Great Calorie Counter - but costs 9 dollars a month!


The "health and fitness" area of the AppStore is filled with extremely bad calorie counter apps (such as "Absolute Fitness" — which should be totally avoided). With the self-proclaimed tagline "Serious Weight Loss Comes to the iPhone", MyNetDiary promises more and delivers.

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Apple Screen of Death


I was getting the Apple Screen of Death repeatedly on my phone last night, so I had to do a complete restore. This morning I was confronted with this:
Nice way to start a Saturday.

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Posted 09.06.08 in Uncategorized | Similar iPhone apps: ,

Appcraver Update: New Editors' Picks Section


Lots of changes at Appcraver. We're proud to present our new updated Editors' Picks tab. In this area of the site, we'll showcase apps that we think are particularily worthy -- things that we think you should at least try out and probably will want to keep in your iPhone's permanent collection.

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Posted 09.05.08 in |

Shovel is Digg for the iPhone


Shovel is an app that lists the top stories from the Digg news service on your iPhone. It is run by a seperate company (not Digg itself), which makes it somewhat likely Digg will shut it down somewhere in the near future.

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Talking Phrasebooks make for Great Travel Companions


Buy Spanish to English Talking Phrasebook on the App Store

The Talking Phrasebooks apps from UK application developer Coolgorilla offer basic phrases and dictionaries in six languages (Spanish, French, German, Italian, Greek and Portuguese) with over 350,000 downloads so far and Spanish being the most popular language.

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