January 28, 2010
So how does an iPad really stack up against its competitors? We did a quick analysis and compared it with the Kindle and a ten thousand year old rock. The results are in:
Sidenote: Just for fun ok! Also full respect and homage to the original iPhone Vs Rock parody from a few years ago (author unknown) here:
September 24, 2009
Starbucks is testing their new iPhone app that lets you pay using just the Starbucks Card Mobile app on your iPhone/iPod touch. Just enter your card number and your device will display a barcode you can use the same way as your Starbucks Card to make a purchase.
The app is currently being tested in Starbucks stores located in Seattle, WA, Cupertino, CA and Mountain View, CA, conveniently, the homes of digital powerhouses Microsoft, Apple and Google, respectively.
This app is an example of a revolutionary convergence between your wallet and smart phone. As well as a brand intersecting technology to shape consumer loyalty programs. Now the stage is set for Starbucks to employ an innovative digital couponing program. Stay Tuned.
September 23, 2009
I-Phone-Home is a new website dedicated to reporting on iPhone apps that “phone home”, or contact the developer over the Internet, without your consent or knowledge. In one case, it was determined a fairly popular app was phoning home to the developer with your phone number…
Disclaimer: Amnesia Razorfish in no way endorses the jailbreaking of iPhones.
September 18, 2009
Check out this awesome video of the amazing Apple Keynote from earlier this month, edited down to a relentless stream of Jobsian hyperbole.
September 17, 2009
A great little augmented reality app for the iphone 3Gs that points you to the nearest and best places to work.
Launches in London soon, then San Fran. Expected to be a global service by late 2009.
September 15, 2009
This is awesome! Great music, great UX. Check it out.
A streaming radio station and mood-based music discovery tool, Ghostly Discovery is a free app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that lets you listen to the Ghostly International and Spectral Sound catalogs (full songs, nothing less) and share your favorites with friends.
June 15, 2009
Soo cool – a live feed wall of over 3000 popular iPhone apps pulsating each time an app is downloaded.
Check it out!
& make sure you watch the videos.
May 28, 2009
Eliss is a multitouch game for iPhone and iPod touch (available at iTunes store).
Keep up harmony in an odd universe made of blendable planets. Touch-control multiple planets at once, join them together into giant orbs or split them up into countless dwarf planets, and match their size with the squeesars.
I haven’t played it yet, but if the video is anything to go by it’s a must.
Nominated for an IGF Award ‘Innovation in Mobile Game Design’
March 18, 2009
Yesterday, Apple released details about the upcoming iPhone OS 3.0 which adds a bunch of new things iPhone owners have been asking for… but leaves a few out.
The next version of the OS, which will arrive mid-year will offer developers “over 1000 new APIs” to work with.
Highlights of the feature-set include:
- Cut, Copy and Paste! – and about time too.
- MMS! – Quite frankly the lack of MMS was embarrassing to me and a source of amusement for those around me.
- In-App purchasing – A cool idea, but a way for iPhone app developers to potentially nickel-and-dime us to death.
- Peer-to-Peer connectivity – LAN games? Sweet.
- Push notifications – Developers will be able to build message, sound and badge alerts into their apps.
- Landscape keyboard available everywhere – Write texts and emails with a larger keyboard.
- Voice memos – No need to buy a separate app for this now.
- System-wide search – Easily find things in your messages, notes, mail and media files.
Sadly, the capability for applications to run in the background and (official) video recording using the camera is still out.
TUAW.com have a feature round-up here.
Apple have also released a video of the full presentation here.
January 6, 2009
The Onion News Network is reporting that Apple is preparing to release their new product dubbed the ‘Macbook Wheel’. It’s set to revolutionize home computing and make keyboards a thing of the past. Mac fans should get their hands on it within the next three to eighteen months!!
December 23, 2008
Augmented reality used to mean complicated computers that required users to wear goofy looking helmets. Thanks to the latest mobile devices with high speed cameras and powerful processors, augmented reality is within the grasp of your hand.
Artoolworks is a company which has developed software for apple’s iPhone device which superimposes 3D objects onto real-time video. Moving the iPhone sends signals to the software and in turn moves the virtual imagery. While the current software is very basic, eventually the company hopes to be able to integrate this functionality with far more sophisticated things.
December 16, 2008
“Wouldn’t it be great if a whole font catalogue would fit into your shirt pocket? If you could find a typeface without knowing its name, just by comparing its shapes? If it were possible to e-mail the marketing department your desired typeface for a client presentation while still at the airport?”
FontShuffle is a new application developed by FontShop and Metaquark for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It offers a new way of finding and comparing typefaces, and of composing text samples. The software combines the knowledge of the analogue world with new advanced possibilities of the digital mobile world.
December 3, 2008
There shouldn’t really be any surprises for anyone who own an iphone or iTouch.
and i won’t bore you with all of the lists, but here are my favourites:
1. BeejiveIM made it to #2 on the top 10 paid social networking list
I am not surprised that it’s there because it’s pretty good, but it’s 16 bucks – people must have too much money
2. “Units” made it into the top 10 for paid and free apps – I know its 2 different programs but why would you pay for something that does the same thing as a free app?
3. “TouchScan”, a 99 cent application that “scans the mind of two people at once and compares the brain waves recorded” by way of a fake on screen fingerprint scanner makes it all the way to #6 – it makes me cry
you can see them all in iTunes if you want.
October 2, 2008
That’s the rumor!
Apparantly when the iPhone launched, Mr Jobs wasn’t happy with the performance on the iPhone’s ARM11 processors. Neither was he happy with the feature set of Flash Lite. What he wanted was “something in the middle”.
Adobe listened and this week at the Flash On The Beach conference, Adobe confirmed that an iPhone version of the Flash player is in development.
It’s not known when or even if the application will see the the light of day as Apple most likely in control of the release.
Hopefully Steve will like what he sees and we’ll see something soon.
Read the full story at TechCrunch
September 24, 2008
Well, it’s here.
Haven’t had time to read the avalanche of press about this thing, but I did really enjoy this promo for it.
Methinks T-Mobile is having a bit of fun at Apple’s expense. For what it’s worth I don’t think ‘funnest’ is a real word either.
September 16, 2008
Oh, man this made me laugh.
I’d say our Surface tables were easier to open than this and we needed a crowbar.
August 8, 2008
Bad news if you were saving up the $999.99 to buy Armin Heinrich’s “I Am Rich” iPhone Application as Apple have decided to remove it from their App Store.
- – A shiny red gem in the middle of the screen
From the application’s description page:
The red icon on your iPhone or iPod touch always reminds you (and others when you show it to them) that you were rich enough to afford this… It’s a work of art with no hidden function at all.
Enterprising bugger is Mr Heinrich. Rumour is he sold a few of these before it vanished.