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iPad thoughts part 3 – Other Apps

May 27, 2010 Leave a comment

While the iPad’s built in apps are an impressive if incomplete start, the real strength of the iPad will be it’s app store. Like the iPhone has already proved, having a vast catalog of easily available and mostly cheap software is a huge selling point. Currently the available iPad apps are a bit frustrating due to the amount of excellent iPhone titles just begging for a bigger screen but not yet available. Here are some of the titles that have impressed so far.

Magic Window

Using a huge amount of high quality time lapse photo’s played like a video this app makes for a great desktop clock. All of the photo slideshow/clock apps tried so far have missing features or problems, but Magic Window is both simple and flexible enough to not irritate. There are currently fifteen photo sets available but not all are installed by default. This sensibly keeps the initial download smaller and required sets are added from within the app.  ‘Nightfall over the San Francisco Bay’ and “Goblin Valley State Park’ are two of my favourites, and the ability to control the speed of playback makes this a perfect iPad app to show off to photo loving friends. Read more…

The MacBundleBox

March 2, 2009 Leave a comment

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The MacHeist 3 challenge is proving to be good fun with some tricky puzzles and free software, and the promise of big savings when the final bundle in unveiled. Anyone looking for a software bundle now should take a look at the MacBundleBox, a package of (currently) 13 apps for the usual $49.99. There’s a mix of utilities and creative apps on offer and 5% of the proceeds go to charity, so while it may not be anything revolutionary it’s certaily good value.

MacUpdate Holiday Bundle released

December 4, 2008 1 comment

mulogoSoftware bundle’s have become something of a tradition for Mac users, and the latest from MacUpdate offers some useful and varied apps. The package is priced at the usual price of $49.99, offering a saving of over $470 on the individual price of the software. I’ve already bought it, as it offered some apps I wanted at a big saving even though I already owned three of them. Here’s the full list:

The inclusion of VirusBarrier X5 is ironic with the amount of fuss about Apple’s take on Mac anti-virus products.

iPhone games priced at $9.99

June 9, 2008 Leave a comment

One thing that really surprised me was the pricing of the games announced during the WWDC Keynote. Have paid around £30 for Super Monkey Ball on the Nintendo Wii it seems a steal for $9.99. Looks like Apple are serious about making the iPhone a viable gaming platform. Here’s the list of software announced:

  • Super Monkey Ball from Nintendo
  • Enigmo, a puzzle game from Pangea
  • Cro-Mag Rally also from Pangea, a racing game
  • Digital Legends Entertainmentshowed a 3D game similar to God of War, due in September
  • Ebay app that allows you to do anything you can do through your web browser
  • Loopt, a location-based service for tracking friends
  • A Typepad client
  • Band – virtual instruments and songwriting app
  • Associated Press showed the Mobile News Network, which uses the location aware features of the new OS to pull in local news
  • MLB.com for baseball highlights and live video clips

iPhone Apps

May 22, 2008 1 comment

The one aspect of the upcoming iPhone/iPod version 2 software that has me most excited is the appstore. Although there are already some impressive and useful applications available through the installer app, I can’t wait to see what coders release once the fruits of the SDK are finished. Several apps that have already proven useful and interesting, so here are some of my favourites. Read more…

Mail.app password issue

January 28, 2008 Leave a comment

It seems there’s a bug in the 1.1.3 Mail.app that stops it saving account passwords. I installed a fix through Installer this morning, from the ‘iPhone 1.1.3 Apps for iTouch’ category. Not 100% sure, but I think this comes from http://applerepo.com, so try adding that as a source in Installer. iJailbreak also has some info on this and another source, sleepers.net/iphonerepo.

10 useful iPod/iPhone apps

January 17, 2008 1 comment

App InstallerInteresting page here showing some of the applications that are available for the jailbroken iPhone/iTouch. Mostly utilities to make life easier and prettier, but if this is what hackers (and that’s the original meaning) can do with no help, just think what we will be seeing when the SDK is released.

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