Here in the eastern part of the Midwest we’ve been COVERED with snow. There is probably close to one foot of the white powdery stuff on the ground. I woke up to our Universities alert system letting me know we were know running on two hour delay, which means any classes before 10 am were cancelled. Then not to much later everything was cancelled. It was one of the best things to hear, and one of the rarest things all at once. So I went back to bed since now I could get up whenever I want and get some lunch.
Once again I’m here griping about something the iPhone should have had since day one. Apple really is taking their sweet time giving us some basic stuff the iPhone needs. Perhaps they are legally binded to not be able to do certain things on the iPhone. I know something like allowing free ringtones would go against their ringtone selling business. I mean why allow us to have something that should be free when you can make us pay for them, JERKS! This may be the same reasoning behind a lot of things Apple isn’t giving us for free.
In the vein of trying to continue to find some fun games to play on the iPhone and share them with you, I’ve got an interesting one for today. It’s a very simple game, but it’s free and worth checking out as a good time waster. It’s not for anyone under 9 years of age apparently, but not because it’s bad or anything. It’s rating comes from what happens if you lose. The monkey bursts into flames and burns. Semi violent, especially for our monkey lovers out there. Don’t call PETA though, it’s all digital!
I promise you this may be the last thing that I write on the iPhone nano, atleast for now. Perhaps one day the iPhone nano will appear, and be a real product. But until then, we’ll all sit on our butts and speculate. This will be my official third post on this rumored device, and it comes across as quite peculiar to me so I wanted to give you my thoughts on this rumor and put it to rest!
Here’s an exciting development that I’ve heard of lately. Apparently the word on the street is that iStat is coming to the iPhone. I’m sure most of us know what iStat is, I’m running the widget currently in my dashboard. iStat is made by iSlayer, which is really a company called Bjango. iStat displays the status of your CPU and RAM in graphs, and also shows how much space is taken up/free on your hard drives. I’ve got mine to even show how much battery life is left in both my laptop battery and in my Mighty Mouse. It even displays the speed of the fans in my computer and the temperature at certain parts of the computer. For instance my fans are spinning at 2001 RPM, and my CPU is at 133 degrees. Thanks to iStat I can easily see what’s going on on the inside of my laptop.
We’ve talked quite frequently about the app store and how stingy it can be sometimes with what it allows and what it doesn’t allow. That’s why today this news surprises me. Of course Apple at first NEVER allowed any app to be too similar to any of the apps already on the iPhone. The original apps, that being the ones before the 2.0 update, were safe from competition. No developer could make an app too similar to them. That went for any calculator app, weather, media manager, etc… Obviously that also included ANY 3rd party browser. Apple has a special spot for Safari in everything, there was no way they would let any 3rd party browsers in the app store. That is…UNTIL NOW
You have read that entirely correct, the day you thought would never come! You can now order a BEAUTIFUL, BIG Chipotle burrito on your iPhone and then pick it up later at the nearest Chipotle. How awesome is that? For one I am pretty pumped, but still at the same time saddened as Anderson does not yet have a Chipotle. I have to travel a little ways to get my taste of heaven. You can already order online on Chipotle, which is great, this just takes it a step further. Takes online ordering to the mobile world. In my opinion this is one of the best uses for the iPhone
It seems as if the internet is sending a little rumble out about this new hardware update for the iPhone. Apparently, and it has been true so far, the iPhone is on a product cycle “march” as Phil Schiller says. Every June, which has only been once a new iPhone been introduced. So in an unofficial way Phil Schiller has come out and said that there is a new hardware update for the iPhone in June. It really seems that way doesn’t it. I know that takes all speculation out of guessing when updates are coming to the iPhone, but Phil said it not me.
I bring to you, all iPhone owners of the world, COPY & PASTE! Hah, get it. That’s a big joke. Atleast it has been entirely a joke ever since the birth of the iPhone. How could Apple make such an oversight and forget to include a way to copy and paste on this genius device? Well personally I don’t think Apple has overlooked it, and if they have…MAN WHAT’S THE HOLD UP?! It seems such an easy function as copy and paste could be easily added to our iPhone’s vast abilities. Forever is about how long we have all pined for copy & paste on our iPhones. I’m afraid it’s made many iPhone users sick to their stomaches and some have yet to get an iPhone because it’s lacking this essential function. Well today I can be semi proud and say the iPhone has copy & paste…sort of.
Well well well, as things are starting to settle down from all of the celebrations etc… I’ve been doing a bunch of reviewing just for you guys. With that, today I’ve got another video to go along with this post. I’m going to talk about these two apps, that in essence do the same thing. Even the names are similar, with that darn “i” prefix that Apple has made ever so popular. Both of these apps iSteam and iFog are a neat little novelty app. They’ll probably only stay on my iPhone for a little bit, but I think that’s what they are created for. They are %100 free apps, so follow those two links and get your free versions of both apps so you can test them out just like me!