I noticed Gourmet Live in the App Store for iPad and I thought I would give it a try. I have to admit, I have not been much of a foodie for most of my life. But, as I get older, it is just fun to create awesome meals for friends and family. Gourmet Live is different than other magazine-type apps on the App Store. For starters, the Magazine is online (only 1.9MB to download); you need an Internet connection to get to your content. The app seemed to download content in the background when you launch it, then makes all of it available for offline use. Slick, I like it.
GV Mobile+ for iPhone made its first appearance in the app store a while back before it got quickly pulled, along with any other Google Voice type app. Google cried foul, the FCC got involved, and we saw no type of Google voice app for quite a while. Since Apple revised their App Store approval process, GV Mobile+ has made it's second debut in the App Store.
Street Fighter IV for iPhone has been out for a little while now. Capcom just can't sit still and they have released another update to the best fighter on iPhone. What makes this game so awesome? Let's check it out.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars HD for iPad (GTA henceforth) is a great homage to its console brethren. Good story? Check. Good graphics? Check. Plenty of adult-themed action, adventure, and melodrama? Check. Check. Check.
Complete feature guide to Apple's iOS 4.2 beta for iPad
iOS 4.2 is the grand unification update, the software that brings iPhone, iPod touch, and for the first time, iPad all onto the same version number and at the same time. Yes, it's the one firmware to rule them all.
Announced during Apple's 2010 special music event, its in beta as of September 15, and will become available to the public sometime in November. For iPhone and iPod touch already running iOS 4.1, the feature list is short. For iPad's that have been running iOS 3.2 since launch back in April, the change is nothing short of a revelation. Multitasking, folders, and unified inbox from iOS 4.0 join Game Center and TV show rentals from iOS 4.1, and add in AirPlay video sharing and AirPrint wireless printing fresh to iOS 4.2.
If you're interested in iOS 4.2 for iPhone and iPod
And we're going to take you through it, after the break!
Mirror's Edge for iPhone by EA recently debuted in the app store. [iTunes Link] This is one game I was pretty excited to get my hands on. If you own an iPhone 4, odds are, you won't be disappointed as all graphics are beautifully optimized for the retina display. There's also a version available for the iPad which clocks in at a bit higher of a price. We'll look at that version in a later review as well. For now, click on through to read a full review and see tons of screenshots for the iPhone version!
GetGlue for iPhone and iPad [iTunes Link] are social networking sites where you can let your friends know what you're watching, reading, playing, or thinking about. Similar to FourSquare and Gowalla, you check in to show your friends what you're up to. You can also leave reviews on pretty much everything and people can then like your comments or let you know if they find them helpful. As you check into things, you can earn stickers for your favorite items. You can also choose to have those stickers mailed to you once you collect 7. Click through for more screenshots and another video featuring the iPad version!
iPod nano (2010), the sixth generation iPod nano, is a complete redesign from form factor to interface. Gone is the click-wheel, gone is the camera, gone is the video. What's left is a beautiful, polished square running something that looks like iOS, complete with multitouch, gestures, and little nano apps. How does that compare to an iPod touch or iPhone? Read on after the break for our review.
While Steve Jobs and Apple.com (the main US version of the site) say iOS 4.1 for iPhone and iPod touch is coming sometime "next week", Apple.com/uk is cheeky enough to put a date on it -- Wednesday, September 8.
Download the iOS 4.1 Software Update. Available on 8 September.
New highlight features include Game Center, iTunes TV rentals, Ping social music network, HDR photography, HD YouTube video uploads, and AVCRP stereo Bluetooth support (see our quick start video up top).
I spent the past week using the PixelSkin Case for iPhone 4. Speck has a lot of great accessory lines from iPhone cases and skins to everything iPad and iPod as well, but I was a little hesitant at first as I'm not a fan of cases that add bulk and most pattern or etched cases do. I was pleasantly surprised with this one and still have it on my iPhone.