Iphone Apps

Cut the Rope for iPhone - app review

Cut the Rope for iPhone is a simple, yet challenging strategy type game.  Your little frog Om Nom wants candy.  The candy is hanging from random ropes with all kinds of obstacles in the way.  Your job is to find a way to cut the strings in the right order to get the candy into Om Nom's mouth.  You'll also need to collect stars on the way down.  The more stars you collect and the quicker you complete a level, the more points and achievements you'll earn.

[iTunes Link]

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There's an App Hall of Fame for that!

The App Hall of Fame is a brand new iPhone and iPad promotion started by Jeff Scott of 148apps.com that features a selection committee of writers from over 40 web-based and print publications (including our very own Rene Ritchie!).

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Google Mobile App for iPhone adds Google Goggles support

Google Mobile App for iPhone has just added Google Goggles support. Goggles is the awesomely named camera-search based service that debuted on Android and lets you find information about something just by taking a picture of it.

In the new version of Google Mobile App just tap on the camera button to search using Goggles. Goggles will analyze the image and highlight the objects it recognizes -- just click on them to find out more.

You can see how it works in the video after the break. It's totally Star Trek, but it's also still a work in progress according to Google:

Computer vision is a hard problem and Google Goggles is still a Labs product. It works well for things such as landmarks, logos and the covers of books, DVDs and games. However, it doesn’t yet work for some things you might want to try like animals, plants or food.

Get it, it's hot.

[iTunes link via Google Mobile Blog]

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AT&T Navigator for iPhone update + give away!

AT&T Navigator for iPhone -- powered by TeleNav -- has just been updated to version 1.7i and here's all the new stuff you get:

  • Lane Assistance: Need to know what lane you should be in? Lane assist will help you with exactly that, making easier to know where you should be to prepare for your next maneuver.

  • Traffic Camera Alerts: Want a heads up before heading into the next traffic light? Traffic Camera Alerts gives you exactly that – a simple way for you to know what’s coming up ahead at the next traffic signal!

  • One Touch Speech Recognition: Now, with AT&T Navigator 1.7i, you can now with just one button speak in commands to quickly find the information you’re looking for! You can say things like “Search for the library” or “Drive to Las Vegas, Nevada.”

  • Battery Saver Mode: Is there any bigger bummer than finding our your cell phone’s battery has died? With Battery Saver Mode, when you’ve arrive at your destination or have been stationary for a while, this feature will give you peace of mind by turning off your GPS – and helping to save your battery.

  • Multitasking: Big fan of iOS4? Then without a doubt, multitasking is an important feature to you.

  • Smoother 3D Animations: In the new version of AT&T Navigator, we’re now using a new “OpenGL” engine that allows us to use higher frame rates, better transition animations, and renders faster when panning in 3D maps! What does that mean for you? A better navigation experience!

If you want to see it in action, there's video after the break. If you want to win one of three (3) free one year subscription, head on over to the iPhone App Forum now!

[iTunes link]

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Netflix app for iPhone updated to include video out

The Netflix app for iPhone received a nice little update last night that includes video out support. Yes, this means you are now able to use your iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4 to send any streaming video content available on Netflix directly to your TV.

While jailbreakers have been able to take advantage of this feature for quite some time now, it's nice to finally have it "officially" supported.

If you've tried it out, let us know how it works for you.

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MobileMe Gallery app updated for iOS 4, iPad, Retina Display

Apple has finally updated MobileMe Gallery to version 1.2 with support iOS 4 fast app switching, iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4 Retina Display, and made it a universal app for the iPad to boot!

And, like Remote app, all it took was Chad complaining for weeks and months on the podcast to do it! (Be afraid, Keynote Remote...!)

Also supported is the iOS-only ability to see friends' galleries even if you yourself don't have a MobileMe account. Nice.

Screen shots after the break. If you've tried out the new, improved, MobileMe Gallery app for iPhone or iPad, let us know if you liked it.

[iTunes link - thanks everyone who sent this in]

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Real Racing to offer 4-way online multiplayer via Game Center

Firemint's Real Racing is an ADA award winning game for the iOS platform, and they've just sent TiPb word that soon, using Apple's new Game Center, it's going to be offering 4-way multiplayer.

The wait is almost over! We’re very happy to announce that one of the most requested features in Real Racing is coming soon: online multiplayer! We are currently working on an update that will let you race in real-time, online via Apple Game Center, with support for up to four players.

If you can't wait for the multiplayer update to come out, there's a way to get in early:

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iStudiez Pro for iPhone- app review

This week I'm taking a look at iStudiez. A new school year is upon us and as I begin the journey of own Master's degree I thought taking a look at one of the leading school and course management apps in the App Store was in order.

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Zentomino for iPhone - App Review

Zentomino for iPhone is an easy to play puzzle game and a great time killer. While the game may have a simple concept, some of the puzzles are not as simple to solve. To complete a puzzle, you'll take Tetris-like pieces and fit them inside the puzzle designs without overlapping or going outside the boundaries. Drag pieces out of their places or back in, tap them while on the board to rotate them. Sometimes you'll use all the pieces allotted to you, sometimes you won't.

[iTunes Link]

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ToDo for iPhone Updated to support local notifications and much, much more...

ToDo for iPhone by Appigo has long been one of my favorite productivity apps.  I've been desperately waiting to see this app updated mainly with support for local notifications.  The fact that you'd have to open the app in order to update the badge was somewhat irritating.  It's part of the reason I switched back to Evernote.

Not only does ToDo now support local notifications, it's been updated with complete multitasking support as well as high resolution graphics for the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th gen.  It also supports password protection and adding multiple alerts for tasks.  I've noticed the app overall is a lot more responsive as well.

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