With iPhone OS 4 beta 4 Apple has brought over some of the iPad wallpapers and introduced a few new ones, all seemingly focused on livening up the home screen without being too visually distracting. Natural textures and muted patterns get an obvious focus here with stones, rocks, and textiles front and center.
And yes, you can still set backgrounds independently for the lock screen and home screen.
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Twitter for iPhone, aka Tweetie 3.0, is showing as an available update now in iTunes, though the link currently leads to an "application unavailable" popup. We take this to mean that, yes, Tweetie 2.0 was pulled from the iTunes App Store last night because the newly rebranded version is on its way... now-ish.
How long it takes for now-ish to become now depends on entirely on the wanton tease that is iTunes' international propagation system. If/when you manage to grab it, let us know in comments and tell us what you think. (Especially if you spot any nifty new features!)
TiPb's curious -- how do you use the iPhone and/or iPad for your job?
We want some real life stories, some real world experience. We want to know what it's like to use the iPhone and/or iPad in your line of work (and yes, being a student or caregiver or stay-at-home parent or even... politician, counts as work!)
In stock: Griffin SmartShare for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
The Griffin SmartShare is great for car trips, plane flights, waiting rooms and anywhere you're in the mood to share.
Plug SmartShare into the mini-jack of iPhone, iPod, MP3, CD, portable DVD player or laptop computer and invite a friend to a party of two. Griffin has also integrated a slim volume control slider into each of SmartShare's output jacks. Share your music, not your volume preferences.
Great design, small enough to carry anywhere, makes SmartShare a must-have addition to any accessory bag.
Survival horror thriller Zombie Infection for iPhone has to be Gameloft's highest production game to date. The graphics and voice acting are top notch and the cinematic style is engrossing.
Zombie Invasion starts off with you landing in a small town, that -- wait for it -- has been overrun by zombies! The first level is basically a tutorial showing you the moves for your character. You can shoot and stomp on crates to find goodies such as ammunition and medical supplies. You can move while aiming (albeit very slowly) and you can dismember the zombies by shooting their legs, arms and heads; what more can you ask for?
As you progress through the 12 levels in the game you unlock them to replay at any time. This is great since Zombie Infection has a trophy achievement system. You can go back though levels and practice/earn achievements. There are some fun ones too, for example if you shoot off both legs of a zombie, you get an achievement for that. It is this type of mechanic that makes me come back for more.
To add a little variety to the game, you can also play as one of two characters; Ex-soldier Damien Sharpe and reporter Alex Rayne. The names are cheesy, yes, but the gameplay and fun factor is not. I love this game and I am thankful that Gameloft is bringing these types of games to iPhone; it makes one really compelling alternative to other platforms for mobile gaming. Check the video and pictures after the break!