Monthly Archives: July 2010

OmniFocus Comes to iPad

The Omni Group’s powerful task management software has arrived for the iPad, hitting the App Store this morning. The app has advanced features including location-aware task lists and over-the-air synchronization with OmniFocus for the Mac and iPhone. The full list of features of the new iPad version includes: Quick Entry for fast, easy task capture… Read more »

Kindle App Gets Dictionary, Search, More in Latest Update

Amazon’s Kindle app was updated to version 2.2 last night adding a number of new features. This update comes on the heels of Amazon’s announcement of a new Wi-Fi-only Kindle device priced aggressively at $139, emphasizing that the giant online retailer remains serious about ebooks on a number of platforms. The full list of new… Read more »

Review: Podcaster for iPhone

If you like podcasts as much as we do, you might also be unsatisfied with the inability of the iPhone’s native iPod app to let you know about new episodes and download them automatically. Enter Podcaster, an app by Alex Sokirynsky¬†that will check for new podcast episodes, download them automatically, and act as a full-featured… Read more »

Chopper 2 Offers Unique Control Mode

Chopper 2, a side-scrolling shooter/rescue game where you control a helicopter through various missions, hit the App Store yesterday and it includes a unique control mode that we haven’t seen before. The app is universal and works on both the iPad and iPhone and if you own both, you’re in for a fantastic treat: you… Read more »

Review: Text’nDrive Pro for iPhone

With laws prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving going into effect in more and more states around the U.S., developers are working on ways to help users who still need to use a cell phone for certain tasks while driving more safely. While we definitely don’t advocate emailing or texting while driving, it… Read more »

Airlines Bring Mobile Boarding Passes to iPhone

American Airlines has released a new app that provides travelers with a number of utilities including flight details, standby list tracking, mobile boarding passes and more. The app hit the App Store early this morning and is free. The full list of the app’s features is as follows: Enter your login & password only once:… Read more »

Skype Update Adds Multitasking in iOS 4

Skype has been updated to version 2.0.1, bringing multitasking to the popular VOIP app so that calls can be received even when other applications are running. The full description of the new features is as follows: Run Skype in the background with multitasking in iOS4. Receive Skype calls and IM while other apps are running… Read more »

Gameloft’s N.O.V.A. Gets Gyroscopic Control Mode for iPhone 4

Gameloft’s first-person shooter, N.O.V.A (Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance), has been updated to version 1.2.1 with some iPhone 4-specific features including the ability to control movement using the device’s gyroscope and Retina Display support. Only a handful of games take advantage of the iPhone 4’s gyroscope, with ngmoco’s Eliminate: Gun Range appearing as the first to… Read more »

Flipboard Social Magazine App Debuts

Flipboard, an iPad-only app described as a “social magazine” with a novel way to show updates from Twitter and Facebook, debuted in the App Store early this morning. Flipboard was created by a start-up company founded by entrepreneur Mike McCue and Evan Doll, a former Apple iPhone engineer. Once you enter your Facebook and Twitter… Read more »

Handy Light: Tethering App Camouflaged as Flashlight

Nick Lee’s Handy Light app, which looks like any other flashlight app that uses the iPhone’s screen to provide illumination, actually camouflages a tethering feature using the SOCKS proxy, √† la Nullriver’s Software’s NetShare app that was available for a short time nearly two years ago. The app just hit the App Store a little… Read more »