Google Mobile App, Palm Pre (Ahem!), SBSettings, Nikon D90, Return to Mysterious Island, Tweetie - TiPb Picks of the Week
Every week a few of us from team TiPb, bloggers and forum crew alike, will bring you our current favorite, funnest, most useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they're iPhone (or iPod touch) related, they're fair game.
So who's on deck this week and what are our picks? Find out after the break!
Chad's Pick: Google Mobile App.
This application allows you to "ask" Google a search. The app will then translate your voice to text and search your question. The latest version of this app literally fixed the accuracy errors of it's earlier self and so far has translated my queries flawlessly. If you haven't given this app a spin yet you should! Hey, and it's free! [Free - iTunes link]
Dieter's Pick: Palm Pre
Okay, Rene I picked for him, since he lined up, so to speak. Dieter's Palm Pre review has pretty much taken on a life of its own anyway, as has his video Q&A chat. But don't worry, Apple takes the stage back on Monday -- so enjoy it while it last fellas! [$199-ish - Web site]
James' Pick: SBSettings (Jailbreak)
I am constantly toggling bluetooth and wifi on my iPhone. It is a hassle that Apple decided to bury the on/off switches deep within the Settings App. I like the quick access this to these and other toggles (3G, backlight brightness, airplane mode, KeepAwake, processes, iPod and even a quick calculator). Other features that make this a standout jailbreak app is the ability to hide icons, add a quick dock for apps and quickly respring/reboot the iPhone. Best of all its free! [Free - Get it via Cydia]
Leanna's Pick: Nikon D90
I pick Nikon D90 because then I can sync beautiful photos onto my iPhone... [More $$$ than an iPhone - Web link]
[Ed: Um, yeah, okay. Enjoy the vacation Leanna!]
Matt's Pick: Return to Mysterious Island
Myst & Zork fans rejoice! This awesome puzzle adventure combines the ideas of Zork and Myst together and is based on the "Return to Mysterious Island" novel by Jules Verne. The game is a combination of 360 degree panoramas that fade into each other as you move around the island (Myst part) You also have the ability to go abround the island picking up different items and interacting with objects & using them to get around the island or even using them in conjunction with other to do one task (zork part). The graphics in this game are very good and completely worth the price. Highly recommended! [$4.99 - iTunes link]
Rene's Pick: Tweetie
I use other Twitter clients. Some for very specific tasks, some just for fun. But I always come back to Tweetie. It just fits what I want to do, a powerhouse for browsing and responding to tweets. And it works the way I imagine an Apple-built Twitter client would. Totally iPhone-like. [$2.99 - iTunes link]
You're part of team TiPb too, so what's your pick? What app was your absolute fav last week? Let us -- and everyone -- know in the comments!