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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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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.