The last of the almighty news apps reviews! I’ve been covering my four favorite news apps over the last week. If you’ve missed any of those here they are… AP, BBC, and CNN. So now that you’ve checked those out, or are about to, here is my last news app. I would have to say that this is my favorite news organization, slightly biased for them, and their app is pretty fun to use too. It’s NPR’s iPhone app of course, NPR stands for National Public Radio if you weren’t in the know. Now that you are, let’s check out the app!
Have you ever wished you could just talk to your phone to type an email, or tell it what and who to text? Well thankfully we can tell our iPhones who to call, and what music to play. We can even ask it to shuffle or simply for the time. We just can’t use speech to text yet. There is an app out there though that tries to save us from this lack of features on our iPhones.
Back, back, back again with another news app review. This time this app isn’t free, but usually with a paid app you should get a bit more quality and features. Let’s see if CNN lives up to that. If you were wondering what it costs, right now it is $1.99 in the app store. Worth it? I think so, let’s see why.
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Hey, I’m back again with the news apps part two! If you missed out on the first app, AP Mobile, click on the name to go check it out! This time we are going to jump across the Atlantic and talk about their shot at an iPhone app. It’s brought to us by the renown BBC. If you aren’t aware BBC stands for British Broadcasting Company headquartered in London, just wanted to make sure everyone was aware if they weren’t already. Just remember knowledge is power! Anyway let’s see how the BBC delivers the news via the iPhone
Welcome to the evening news, I’m your host… That’s what we are used to hearing every day on the evening news. Before there was this thing called the internet, or the iPhone and it’s apps, that’s how we got our news. There was the news paper and the evening news on TV. You had to tune in at a certain time to stay informed. With the advent of the internet and mobile phones the news organizations have happily embraced them, and now we can get our news anytime we want. Heck we can even get push notifications on the iPhone of breaking news. It’s great!
Remember not to long ago when Apple held their “Back to the Mac” event? Well if you missed it let me summarize it for you. Steve Jobs and his crew of Apple visionaries took the stage and gave us a great insight into their philosophy on the next iteration of Mac OS X. Besides introducing a new iLife ’11 and New Macbook Airs which were both pretty cool in their own right, I hope some of those features and more make into the pro apps! I would say I most liked the sneak peek of Lion. Lion is what they are calling 10.7. It’s due this summer, so I hope to be seeing more peeks in the coming months. Their whole philosophy was to bring back the innovations that they’ve been doing on their iDevices back to the Mac. Some people aren’t happy about this, but I will go on record saying I am really excited about this.
Happy Sunday to everyone, I’m here to review yet ANOTHER photo app. Seriously I love them and it’s great that so many other developers keep building interesting photo apps. In past reviews I’ve always looked for one photo app to rule them all, I still haven’t quite found it. So I’m still out collecting great photo apps to fulfill one need. That need is to simply make some great photos on a camera that’s always with me.
Trainyard Express the game of the hour! This game is not only addicting, and very fun to play, it has a great backstory and is really cool the success it’s brought for one developer. Hopefully they continue into the future!
The smart phone, can it be called America’s new past time? At one point we called it baseball, but is it really still baseball? Just think about it. I’m sure a lot of Americans still go to baseball games. We love to get hotdogs, popcorn, and beer as we watch the sluggers try and slam one out of the park. Most of the time though I can guarantee that we are texting, taking pics with our smartphone, playing a game or two, and even updating our Twitter and Facebook statuses. We’re addicted to the smartphone…
Games, games, games, and more games. I finally got around to upgrading to 4.1 last night. I had been waiting for a clean and simple jailbreak for 4.1 before upgrading. It’s taken me through four operating systems before I got hooked on jailbreaking. I’m not a very hardcore jailbreak man, but I do like to be able to customize how my phone looks (on the screen, not physically). I also love to be able to create a hotspot wherever and whenever I want. None the less I bit the bullet and am running 4.1, a jailbroken 4.1