Vine is the Harry Potter-esque short moving picture app for iPhone acquired and launched by Twitter. Kevin Michaluk is the founder of Blackberry-focused website CrackBerry, and the chief media officer of Mobile Nations. The universe seemed to have ordained that never the two should meet. But someone found Kevin's iPhone, charged it, installed Instagram, forced it into his BlackBerry Q10-cold, clawed hand, and somehow showed Kevin how to use it.
Every week, the editors and writers at iMore carefully select some of our favorite, most useful, most extraordinary apps, accessories, gadgets, and websites. This week's selections include an app for Londoners, a couple games, a wiki, a great photography app, and app for those who wish they were astronauts.
To see what we picked, follow along after the break!
T-Mobile U.S. has released a streaming TV app called T-Mobile TV, which streams a selection of television programs to your phone. You don't have to be on T-Mobile to use it, but you do have to be in the US to get it. T-Mobile TV includes both live TV from select content providers as well as previous episodes. You can mark certain programs and episodes as favorites for quick access. For the first thirty days, users can stream a small selection of content from the app.
If you travel frequently, particularly making your way through many airports that you aren't familiar with, Airports by TravelNerd is a must have. Not only can you view up to date flight information but you can view terminal maps, amenities, and more for tons of airports across the world. While not every airport is supported, lots of them are.
Ellen DeGeneres has released an iPhone version of a game she likes to play on her show called Heads Up. It's simply a word guessing game where your friends try to get you to say the word on the screen by giving you hints. Only with Heads Up, you hold the phone above your head and it records video of your friend giving hints. You have sixty seconds to guess as many words as you can.
Literature and Latte's newest application for OS X is called Scapple, and it's now available for download. It's a really helpful utility for visually-oriented users who want to get some ideas down but might feel hampered by traditional outlining tools and text editors that enforce some sort of linear structure.
Flying Meat Software (a.k.a. Gus Mueller) has released Acorn 4, the latest major update to its image editing software for OS X. Acorn 4 sports a new user interface, support for non-destructive filters, dramatically improved vector tools and enhancements to performance, among many other changes.
It's still a pretty big deal when iOS apps are released with Passbook support, especially outside of the U.S. Anyone flying down under will be pleased to know that Australian airline, Qantas, has released their brand new iOS app which indeed does have Passbook support.