Archive for January, 2011

iPhone and iPad Apps Price Drops – Jan. 31

iPhone and iPad Apps Price Drops - Jan. 31 PM Recap

Need to stretch your apps budget? Here are 21 iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps that just went on sale. This deal alert includes apps like Seasonality Go, SC2Casts HD – Daily Videos of Starcraft 2 Commented Pro Games, PDF, Navigation for Middle East – iGO My way 2010, and many others. Remember, prices can change quickly, these apps may not be free anymore when you read this post!

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More iPad 2 Rumors

The debate about the features of the next generation iPad is heating up, and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from Concord Securities just released its own predictions about what the iPad 2 should look like.

According to his “sources,” the device will not feature a ‘retina-grade’ display after all, but will feature instead a screen very similar to the one found in the first generation iPad. Improvements have been made though, as the screen is allegedly much thinner, to help reduce the overall thickness of the iPad 2. Moreover, Apple and its partners added a new anti-reflective coating to the display, to make the iPad 2 much more usable when used outside – a feature designed to help the iPad 2 better compete with eReaders such as the Kindle.

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iPhone and iPad Apps Gone Free – Jan. 31 AM Recap

iPhone and iPad Apps Gone Free - Jan. 31 AM Recap

Looking to fill up your iPhone or iPad with free apps? Great deals are constantly popping up in the App Store, and here are 16 iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps that are now free. This apps gone free alert includes apps like iPlayBook IceHockey, Billing: Credit Card Terminal, iPlayBook Soccer, safePass, and many others. Remember, prices can change quickly, these apps may not be free anymore when you read this post!

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iPhone and iPad Apps Price Drops – Jan. 30

iPhone and iPad Apps Price Drops - Jan. 30 PM Recap

Need to stretch your apps budget? Here are 26 iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps that just went on sale. This deal alert includes apps like SC2Casts – Daily Videos of Starcraft 2 Commented Pro Games, Memory Booster HD, Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders and Product Placement, Relax HD – Stress and Anxiety Relief, and many others. Remember, prices can change quickly, these apps may not be free anymore when you read this post!

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iPhone and iPad Apps Gone Free – Jan. 30 AM Recap

iPhone and iPad Apps Gone Free - Jan. 30 AM Recap

Need more apps for your favorite device? iOSnoops can help! Here are 4 iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps that have just gone free. This apps gone free alert includes apps like Healthy Food Finder by Caloricious, Stenches: A Zombie Tale of Trenches, Ninja Chicken 2:Shoot’em Up HD, Textpic@Keyboard(FREE)-Creative SMS/Facebook Text Art for iPhone Texting!, and many others. Remember, prices can change quickly, these apps may not be free anymore when you read this post!

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iPhone and iPad Apps Price Drops – Jan. 29

iPhone and iPad Apps Price Drops - Jan. 29 PM Recap

iOSnoops is constantly on the lookout for great deals at the App Store, so here are 31 iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps that recently enjoyed a price drop. This deal alert includes apps like PhotoPal, 12C Financial Calculator, Picture Dot to Dot – Animals, Camera Translator, and many others. Remember, prices can change quickly, these apps may not be free anymore when you read this post!

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iPhone and iPad Apps Gone Free – Jan. 29 PM Recap

iPhone and iPad Apps Gone Free - Jan. 29 PM Recap

Looking to fill up your iPhone or iPad with free apps? Great deals are constantly popping up in the App Store, and here are 9 iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps that are now free. This apps gone free alert includes apps like The adventure of the 7Wonderlicious girls, Clear Piano, Mirror ®, Cheap Flights Deals Coupons and More, and many others. Remember, prices can change quickly, these apps may not be free anymore when you read this post!

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Web Apps Still Lagging Way Behind Native iOS Apps

While a slew companies like Google would love to have us all use web apps instead of native iOS apps, in order to avoid having to deal with Apple and the App Store terms and conditions, and to save money on development, the heyday of web apps is not for anytime soon.

According to Appsfire, half of the time spent by users on their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is dedicated to native apps, five times more than the time they spend using the mobile browser and web apps.

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iTunes 10.1.2 Out, Adds Verizon iPhone Compatibility

Apple just pushed out iTunes 10.1.2, featuring various minor bug fixes and improvements, and most importantly, support for the upcoming Verizon iPhone.

PC users can download the update here, while Mac users only need to fire up Software Update to get OS X to install it automatically.

Apple did not provide much details about the update, except the fact that “iTunes 10.1.2 syncs music, movies, and more with iPhone 4 (CDMA model) and provides a number of important stability and performance improvements.”

‘The Daily’ to Launch with Subscriptions within Weeks – iOS 4.3 Around the Corner?

James Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of the European and Asian operations of News Corp., and son of the company CEO Rupert Murdoch, just confirmed that the digital newspaper ‘The Daily’ will finally launch within the next few weeks.

When it launches, The Daily will be the first iPad-only newspaper ever published by a major news outlet – News Corp., the news giant behind the app, will only offer the publication in a digital form.

While News Corp. was eager to release the app back in November 2010, its launch was eventually postponed due to iOS-related delays, as The Daily will be the first app to use the upcoming subscription feature allowing users to be automatically charged on a regular basis – a feature specific to the unreleased iOS 4.3.

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Airplay-Capable Apps Start to Appear in the App Store

AirPlay is a great feature brought by Apple to iOS and desktop computers, allowing them to share/stream content between each other. However, no apps using the feature have been approved so far, and for now, only the second generation Apple TV is currently able to stream content from computers running iTunes.

The first third party app offering AirPlay features approved in the App Store was AirView, an app put together by Erica Sadun, able to stream content from iTunes to any iOS-powered devices, and directly between the devices – for instance, from an iPhone to an iPad. While the app works great, it’s also a bit basic, and uses ‘hacks’ instead of the full blown AirPlay API.

With iOS 4.3 around the corner, things are about to change, as the new iteration of our favorite operating system will allow any approved app to natively leverage AirPlay. Apple already started to accept AirPlay-enabled apps submissions, and a handful of AirPlay-enabled apps are already available in the App Store, weeks before the actual release date of iOS 4.3. One of them, StreamToMe, was just updated and released today, and now offers native AirPlay streaming.

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Real Life ‘The Incident’: Hilarious! [VIDEO]

We love the Big Bucket Software game The Incident here at iOSnoops, but nowhere near as much as these guys! A group of five people who seem to be huge fans of the popular iOS app decided to try to play the game for real – that is, with real falling objects to dodge.

While the ‘hero’ performs honorably on the video, it is clear that playing the game in real-life is incredibly more difficult than playing the iOS app! The poor guy tries to avoid a rain of random objects, from cars to road signs, in order to climb to safety. Also notice the impressive soundtrack!

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Articles and App Deals Weekly Roundup – Jan. 23

In case you missed them, here are some of the most popular stories published on iOSnoops this past week.

Popular articles

Daily iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps deals

10 Billion Apps – Winner of the $10,000 iTunes Gift Card Hung Up on Apple!

Everyday, the iOSnoops team collectively receives at least ten annoying phone calls from telemarketers, trying to convince us to switch insurance providers, sign up for new credit cards, or refinance our homes – like everyone else, we simply tell them we’re not interested and hang up.

So when the winner of the 10 billionth app contest – Gail Davis from UK – received a phone call to tell her she won a $10,000 iTunes gift card, like us, she politely replied “thank you very much, I’m not interested,” and hung up the phone.

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