Our App of the Day today is Reqvu for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.
We saw Kevin Rose's Oink app come out recently which takes location based check-ins a step further by being able to rate things inside places you visit and everything in general. Reqvu also does more than the standard check-in using location services and allows you to request videos and pictures from friends at certain locations around the world.
You can announce to your friends where you are by checking-in and then in Action Mode you can say that you are ready to take videos and photos for them to see. I saw a beta preview of this several weeks ago and it looked great, I'm going to give the final version a try right now.
Our App of the Day today is Apple Store 2.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.2 or later.
Apple just took the covers off version 2.0 of its Apple Store app.
New in this version is Personal Pickup which allows you to buy your Apple product in the app and select your nearest store for pick up, only in the USA though. Also new is EasyPay (again only for the USA) which allows you to use your iTunes credit to buy products in-store yourself.
When you're on the go, the Apple Store app is the best way to research, personalize, and buy products from Apple, and get help at the Apple Retail Store. It's also the easiest way to get a new iPhone - right from your current iPhone.*
Here's what you can do with the Apple Store app on your iPhone or iPod touch:
- Buy products on the go and pick them up at your favorite Apple Retail Store, or have
them shipped to your door.
- Personalize an iPad or an iPod with free engraving, plus get signature gift wrapping for
select Apple products.
- Buy an iPhone with just a few taps.*
- While in an Apple Store, quickly purchase accessories on your own with EasyPay
(requires iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S)
- Request help, check in for reservations, and meet up with a Specialist at the store.
Our App of the Day today is Spotify for Mango for Windows Phone 7.5 or later.
During Microsoft's recent launch of Windows Phone 7.5 aka "Mango" in New York, Spotify took the chance to introduce its music streaming app for the new mobile OS update. It looks rather good from what we've seen so far.
With Spotify on your Windows Phone, you could listen to any track, any time. A whole world of music is now available for your listening pleasure.
MSI's Afterburner overclocking app is pretty amazing, and today they've launched the Afterburner App for the iOS platform. iPhone and iPad users can now download and install the Afterburner app from Apple's App Store, which allows you to wirelessly monitor and overclock graphics cards over a Wi-Fi network!
Not only that, but MSI are running a competition from now until December 3, where all you have to do is share your experience and photos from using the Afterburner app on your blog and you will have the chance to win a Lightning series graphics card or MSI tablet!
Our App of the Day today is Oink for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.2 or later.
Location based apps such as Foursquare are all the range on smartphones thanks to the introduction of GPS on the phone.
Kevin Rose's Milk Inc. has just taken the covers off their first app, Oink. Yeah, like the pig "oink" "oink". It uses your location to find nearby places and instead of checking in, you rate products and services offered by those nearby stores, restaurants and so on.
Be careful of your first "oink" notification, it scared the crap out of me. Heh!
Oink is an easy way to rate and rank the things around you. Instead of just rating places, you rate the items inside. You could easily find the most popular items on a menu and see if a friend has tried anything there. Then if there's something you like, it's just a single press to rate it and share it with friends.
Our App of the Day today is Google Offers for Android 2.1 or later.
Google has recently taken the covers off its Google Offers app for Android devices.
While it's a bit limited at the moment in terms of which cities are supported, if you are in one of the supported locations, you should give it a try and try and find a good deal now and again.
Discover, buy and redeem great deals with your Android phone.
From food to fun, Google Offers connects you with great deals every day in your city. Discover, buy and redeem Google Offers without the need to print them. A city is what you make of it: start exploring today!
Our App of the Day today is Adobe Reader for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.2.5 or later.
Adobe recently released its Adobe Reader to the Apple App Store. It offers a great and importantly free way to view PDF files from your Apple mobile device.
Adobe Reader is the free global standard for reliably viewing and sharing PDF documents across platfoms and devices. Easily and efficiently access the widest range of PDF file types-including PDF Portfolios, password-protected PDF documents and Adobe LiveCycle rights-managed PDF files. Now available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Adobe Reader offers fast, high-quality interaction with PDF.
Well, its not everyday your smartphone can be a superhero, but for some poor fello in NYC, it seems the latest iPhone incarnation has. The MacRumors forum is buzzing from a story that this man found out that his wife was lying to him. The man is actually already filing for divorce, and you can find all of the details in the below quote and picture:
I got my wife a new 4s and loaded up find my friends without her knowing. She told me she was at her friends house in the east village. I've had suspicions about her meeting this guy who lives uptown. Lo and behold, Find my Friends has her right there. I just texted her asking where she was and the dumb b!otch said she was on 10th Street!! Thank you Apple, thank you App Store, thank you all. These beautiful treasure trove of screen shots going to play well when I meet her a$$ at the lawyer's office in a few week.
Our App of the Day today is TweakTown 1.2 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.
Yep, this is very much self shamless promotion.
Apple just approved version 1.2 of our TweakTown iOS app. If you are an iOS 5 user, you will be happy to know it brings full support and will no longer crash on launch anymore. There are also some other minor bug fixes as well as some slight speed improvements on the delivery of content.
Get updating now! And if you haven't got it yet, shame on YOU!
TweakTown's iPhone content app is finally here!
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Stay up-to-date with the latest from TweakTown on-the-go with your iDevices and best of all it is FREE and completely ad-free.
Our App of the Day today is Apple iMessage for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 5 or later.
Okay, our AOTD is a little different today. We're are featuring an Apple made "app" called iMessage.
It's the new messaging service built into iOS 5 and it rocks. Why? How about being able to send completely free text messages to other friends who are also using iOS 5.0? Yep, it does and you can also send pictures and video, too. It's fast too and works very well.
The annoying part is that your friend or contact needs to have iOS 5.0 and there is really no way of knowing if they are on iOS 5.0 or not without asking them or just trying for a response. I'd love to see Apple make some adjustments so in your contacts list a person with iMessage support was highlighted with a support icon or something similar.
Do you reckon the folks over at WhatsApp Messenger are a little nervous right now? I'd say so... they did make their app free for 24 hours to regions that usually need to pay this past day. Apple iMessage is not perfect yet and not up to what WhatsApp can do (sharing your location, for example), but I'm sure we'll see improvements over time.
Our App of the Day today is Foursquare 4.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.
With iOS 5.0 being readily available to the public now, app updates with fantastic improvements have been coming out thick and fast the past day or two.
The latest app to get a big and impressive update is Foursquare with version 4.0 that brings a new feature called "Radar" for users running iOS 5.0. It spices up the whole where are my friend's things even more by automatically telling you if a group of your friends are nearby - without the app running. It also has the ability to detect your location and notify you of a nearby To-Do. Very cool!
I'm yet to try out brand new Apple's Find my Friends app yet, but of late it is sure on for young and old with all these location apps. What about you, Google? Are you going to impress us with a new Latitude update soon, too?
Our App of the Day today is Facebook for iPhone and iPad 4.0.1 with iOS 3.0 or later.
With the mad rush of iOS app update recently with iOS 5.0 about to drop on the world, Facebook also joined in on the fun.
Yesterday Zuck and crew finally made the world and its iPad's happy by finally releasing Facebook for iPad. It's pretty much what I expected, but that's a good thing. It provides almost the full desktop Facebook experience on your iPad and they did a good job of it.
Besides the launch of Facebook for iPad, the regular iPhone app has also bene updated with some rather good user interface changes that I like a lot. Today Facebook released version 4.0.1 which fixes some issues with signing in after updating the app from an older version.
Facebook for iPad
With high-res photos, games, chat and more, now you can get the best of Facebook-on your iPad.
- Enjoy bigger, better photos: Your photos are high-res and easy to flip through, like a real photo album
- Navigate anywhere, fast: Just tap, slide or pinch to move from one screen to another
- Play games on the go: Access your favorite Facebook apps and games, wherever you are
- Focus on what matters: Zoom in on your friends' photos, updates and stories ...
Our App of the Day today is Microsoft Hotmail for Android OS 2.1 - 2.3.3.
Apple cannot get all the spotlight today with its recent launch of the iPhone 4S an hour or so ago.
Microsoft recently released its Hotmail app for Android devices, which is getting some positive feedback so far.
It is interesting to see Hotmail on a Google (Android) device considering the competition between Gmail (Google) and Hotmail is so tough, but it is there on the Android Market and waiting for you to give it a try.
The only official Microsoft mobile app for Hotmail that gives you easy access to Hotmail so you never miss an email.
Key features include:
- With push email get messages on your phone without delay
- Synced calendar and contacts
- View your folders in Hotmail, including sub folders
- Send pictures from your phone using Hotmail
- Supports multiple Hotmail accounts
- Send, receive and view attachments
During Apple's "Let's talk iPhone" event that is going on now at the Apple HQ, Scott Forstall just got done announcing the Cards app.
No, it's not some type of new poker game. "Cards" is a service for your iOS device which lets you design a greeting card on your Apple phone or tablet and then Apple does the rest for you.
When mailed within the US, the cost is $2.99 per card. What is interesting is that you also get card tracking on your phone, so Apple must have sorted out some cheap rate with Fedex or such to offer tracking. The "Cards" app will be available on October 12.
Our App of the Day today is Instagram 2.0.1 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 3.1.2 or later.
Instagram has become a very popular way to share photos from your iPhone with creative and easy to apply effects with your friends.
The latest version among other things adds the ability to geo-tag your photos.
9 million users love Instagram! It's a free, fun, and simple way to make and share gorgeous photos on your iPhone.
Pick from one of several gorgeous filtered effects or tilt-shift blur to breathe a new life into your mobile photos. Transform everyday moments into works of art you'll want to share with friends and family.
Share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see - and follow your friends' photos with the click of a single button. Every day you open up Instagram, you'll see new photos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world.
Our App of the Day today is Skype 2.5 for Android devices with Android 2.1 or later.
Skype only just rolled out a new update for iOS devices a little while ago and today they have rolled out Skype 2.5 for Android.
It brings many of the new featured in the iOS app to Android devices such as 14 new devices that are whitelisted for video calling as well as improved support for Bluetooth headsets and more.
Make free Skype-to-Skype video calls, and call phones at Skype rates on the move
Skype 2.5 for Android lets you make free voice and video Skype-to-Skype calls, and call phones and landlines at great Skype rates on the move.
Video calling now supported on more Android phones.
Free* Skype-to-Skype IM, calls and video calls over 3G or WiFi.
Cheap calls and SMS to landlines or mobiles at great Skype rates
Our App of the Day today is Skype for iPhone 3.5.84 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.
Skype has just got done releasing a mega big update for its Skype iPhone app that ushers in some great news features and one that you probably won't be s fond of.
The big ticket item in this update is the addition of Bluetooth support. The next big one that ought to impress is enhanced video through image stabilization which is said to stop the shake effect. The one thing you won't like; if you do not have any Skype Credit, you will be shown ads.
Call, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free with Skype for your iPhone or iPod touch.
Plus call and text your Contacts (or any other number) at Skype's low rates. It's great value with Skype Credit. Skype for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is free to download and works over 3G* or Wi-Fi.
Google has had cloud-storage rumors for a while now but it seems we're edging closer to seeing it unveiled. It was spotted at a Google-backed presentation, with an image of Google Drive sitting amongst a Google Docs section. Google Drive is expected to include desktop and mobile syncing apps to make it very, very useful as a cloud storage app rather than hide it within Docs as an extra. Google Drive is also reported to support folders and other utilities.
As for what platforms it'll support, this is unknown right now. Obviously Android would be their number one priority and iOS could be a second favorite. No ETA is rumored, although it's hinted to be "coming soon". This would make sense as Ice Cream Sandwich launches in the next two months, having built-in cloud storage for the mobile OS would be quite nice indeed.
Google Drive has been in development for as far back as 2007.
Our App of the Day today is Google+ 188.8.131.526 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.
Sure, Facebook has got all the attention of the web this week with all its announcements during its F8 Developer Conference, but Google+ is still kicking along.
This week it went live to the public and reportedly added 10 million new users in one day as a result. Google has recently updated its Google+ iOS app to version 184.108.40.2066 which adds Mobile Hangouts and Messenger (formerly Huddle).
Real-life sharing rethought for the web, wherever you are
Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler.
* Circles let you share the right things with just the right people.
* Visit the stream to get updates from your circles or see what people are saying about things nearby.
* Messenger is super-fast group messaging for everyone in your circles.
* Mobile Hangouts allows you to video chat with up to 9 friends while you're on the go.
Our App of the Day today is Facebook 3.5 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 3.0 or later.
Facebook pushed out a pretty major update to its iPhone app yesterday (yes, we know - still no native iPad app... boo!). The update was pushed out just after an update for Google+ was released. Strange timing or is it Facebook fighting back?
The new update is a good one with many changes such as the ability to tag friends and places in posts, the ability to share external links from a web view and much improved group and profile wall designs.
Facebook for iPhone makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. Use your iPhone to start a conversation with Facebook Chat, check your friends' latest photos and status updates, look up a phone number, or upload your own mobile photos to Facebook while on the go.
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