Friday, August 28, 2009

Contest: 50 copies of Twitterlerts

From CrackBerry:

After our contest blowout last week, we wanted to sneak in one more before the weekend so we don't seem like slouches. You may remember we checked out Twitterlerts earlier this month. The app is a twist on the standard Twitter client, and lets you search for topics or keywords and set alerts on your device. Its a handy app to have to keep tabs on your brand, favorite topics and more.You can set multiple alerts, and never miss a thing on Twitter. Twitterlerts is on sale now in the CrackBerry App Store for $4.99.

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txtForward - Get your SMS text messages sent to your email address

From BlackBerryChick:

If you’ve ever wished you could have your text messages forwarded to your email inbox, this is the app for you! I’ve been using it for a few days now and it works flawlessly!

txtForward automatically forwards SMS text messages you send or receive on your Android, BlackBerry or Windows Mobile smartphone to any email address you supply. Using txtForward to send your incoming or outgoing text messages to email can be useful in a number of different ways…

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SplashID for iPhone and iPod touch

From CNET:

Editor's Review: If your inclination is to use your iPhone or iPod Touch as a mobile wallet or pocketbook, you'll want to lock away that data. You'll also likely want it more organized than you could do on your own with a note pad. SplashID for iPhone is a premium application that encrypts and password-protects the credit card, frequent flyer, and bank account information you've entered into templates. A password generator within the application lends strength to your defense.

The iPhone development environment that Apple provided keeps the application looking crisp, organized, and attractive. If a desired category is missing, you can simply search the library or add a new one. The major drawback we noticed is that SplashID requires line-by-line entry, which is more slow going than should be necessary.

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Unleash your inner 'American Idol' with iSing

From CNET:

Forget Randy, Simon, and whoever's filling Paula's shoes this week. If you've got mad vocal skillz, dawg, or you want to see what it's like to sit in the judge's chair, grab iSing--the "worldwide talent contest" for iPhone and iPod Touch.

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iSing app brings Idol and America's Got Talent style to iPhone

From AOL's TV Squad:

An iPhone software developer is trying to turn the "anybody can sing" craze triggered by American Idol and America's Got Talent into an online social networking craze.

And, I admit, the more I think about that, the more terrifying it becomes. Take the first couple weeks of Idol shows with all of the bad auditions and multiply them by the endless fool factor of the Internet.

iSing (created by Island Labs and available in Apple's iTunes store), enables anyone with an iPhone or iPod touch to record a 30-second audition. Singers then publish it and watch for their recording "to climb the charts as their 'fans' vote for (or against) it in this worldwide competition for stardom" (all according to an Island Labs release). You don't win anything but "stardom," should you do well.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Appletell reviews Comics app for iPhone and iPod touch

From Appletell:

The great thing about Comics is the way you read it: panel-by-panel, with each one dramatically sliding into the next. The panels can be flipped to view in portrait or landscape, or by using the pinch-and-zoom function. You can also set the program to automatically rotate the image for the best effect. What’s really fun about this is that whomever is working on these panels is obviously paying a lot of attention to how it should be done: it’s not just a crop-and-plop job: text boxes that establish a mood are set off by themselves before a splash panel, and large panels are broken up into “shots” that help enhance the flow of the page. It’s like having a camera to add energy to an already dynamic medium.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Review of Comics by comiXology for iPhone and iPod touch

From MobileCrunch / TechCrunch:

Overall, I’m giddy over the Comics app from ComiXology and highly recommend it to any nerd with an iPhone or iPod Touch. Let’s just hope that Apple gets off their ass and approves the hundreds of comics that ComiXology has submitted. It wouldn’t hurt to have Marvel and DC (along with all of their subsidiaries) jump on board, too.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

SplashID: Your safest solution for securing information via BlackBerry

From PocketBerry:

With SplashID, you’ll never have to forget a user name or password ever again. SplashID helps you backup all your passwords, credit car numbers, registration codes, software license keys, PINs and so much more. The lay out is so organized as you can see so that you don’t have to get sloppy saving stuff scattered in the password keeper or your very unsafe Memo Pad.

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Review of SplashID for Palm Pre

From Just Another Mobile Monday:

I was really happy to find SplashID on the Palm Pre. I think a secure information manager is an absolutely critical app, and this is really one of the best. SplashData has done a fantastic job with the user interface as well, making it clean and easy to use with pull down menus and customizable fields. This is a must download app on your Palm Pre, and since it is free, you really have no reason to pass on this one.

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Review: Comics by Comixology. Comic Books on the iPhone

By Just Another Mobile Monday:

I may have said this before, but I am something of a comic book junkie. Oh heck, I am like the comic book version of an alcoholic. I walk past the comic book store, and the smell of the slightly oxidized paper and cheap ink just drags me off to a different place. Before I know it, I have slipped into old habits and my wallet is $200 lighter. So, in order to avoid any slips, I make sure to cross the street before I go anywhere near a comic book shop.

Despite this weakness, I have managed to remain current with some of my favorite comic book characters via the Internet, which is nice, but a bit less than mobile. Heck, even paper and ink comics are easy to read on the train. Computers on the other hand…so, wouldn’t it be nice if you could make comics more mobile.

I mean, sure, some other folks have tried, but it never seemed to work out well on Windows Mobile and other platforms. The strip always just faded into nothing in order to be viewable on the screen, or just required so much scrolling that it was impossible to read. No one figured out a reasonable solution until now, so let’s go ahead and see if Comixology has found the better way.


I may never find anything which will compare to the experience of reading real paper and ink comics. But the truth is that this is about as close as any program has come to approximating that experience. I thought the controls were fantastic, and the app did a great job of making the comics accessible and readable.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Review of Comics by comiXology for iPhone and iPod touch

From Gear Diary:

The program is excellent, the implementation is excellent and has the potential to become a standard for comic book electronic publication...

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Friday, August 14, 2009

HanDBase puts database in hand, on iPhone

From CNET:

HanDBase, from DDH Software, is an easy-to-use relational database system ported from Palm OS to the iPhone. (HanDBase sells for $9.99 from iTunes.) The application ships with a starter gallery of databases that include a checkbook, customer list, shopping list, movie list, password keeper, and billing log. If none of the included databases meet your needs, you can create your own or access more than 2,000 database templates to find one that satisfies you--all databases are free to download.

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iPhone news: PhoneFace and WritePad Pro

From MobileVillage:

Electric Pocket has added an iPhone version of its PhoneFace photo speed-dial app, already available for BlackBerry and Android users. PhoneFace users can select any photo or avatar for their contacts, take a photo with the iPhone's camera, or let the app automatically locate and update the pictures of contacts with their most recent Twitter profile picture. PhoneFace will launch phone calls, text messages and emails with a simple click on a contact's photo or avatar. PhoneFace is available from the iTunes App Store for an introductory price of 99 cents.

PhatWare has released WritePad Professional Edition, a combination of its WritePad Affairs, Events, and Notes apps that were launched back in May. WritePad now supports Voice Notes, allows multiple folders of each kind, and uses new OS 3.0 features. It also allows users to transfer individual items between several iPhone devices via Wi-Fi, and Affairs now has a reminder feature implemented using the PhatWare provider server. WritePad Professional Edition is available on Apple iTunes for $9.99.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Twitterlerts spots trendy topics on Twitter

From BerryReview:

What I liked about this application is the approach that it takes towards twitter, this application is designed for those who want to find out the trendy topics on twitter or do research.

Twitterlerts is not meant to be a full blown social twitter client but it does have those options included on it, what this application is meant to do is to keep you updated with topics you like to be alerted when a user tweets about it. When you do a search on a topic you can save the results and it gives you the option to be notify of new tweets. The application is simple to use.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Video review of SplashNotes for iPhone


If you’re someone who is very detailed oriented like a student or business person that needs to keep well organized notes, outlines and To-do lists, then this app is for you.

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

SplashID for iPhone – A Second Look

From GearDiary:

That noted, why is it that I’m thinking of moving to SplashID? Two main reasons — First, the application is now up to version 5 and is vastly improved. Second, there is a key feature that SplashID has that its competitor doesn’t –

…it syncs with PCs AND Macs!

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

PhoneFace gives speed-dial the Cover Flow treatment

From CNET:

Like Cover Flow for contacts, PhoneFace lets you create a custom favorites list comprised entirely of photos (and/or avatars). In other words, it's a visual alternative to the iPhone's own Favorites list. And a terrific one at that.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Comixology: iPhone Comics Done Right


Comixology may have solved the problem of reading comics on the small screen. The iPhone application takes advantage of the new in-app purchasing option of iPhone OS 3, allowing you to browse, search, download and pay for titles without leaving the application. The experience is similar to that of the App Store itself, only easier to actually find what you are looking for.

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Monday, August 03, 2009

Digital comic book applications unveiled at Comic-Con


While comic book artists and publishers are still trying to wrap their minds around how to properly format their layouts to fit into the tiny iPhone and Kindle screens, companies such as Iconology Inc. are barreling ahead with the launch of their latest applications which will revolutionize the way comic books are bought and viewed by fans.

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