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By: ArtiFISHal Life (3D Aquarium)
I’m a bit of a sucker for apps like Koi Pond that look great, provide a moment of escape and… do NOTHING ELSE. Aquarium falls squarely into that category.
Anyone familiar with SereneScreen, the old "Aquarium as screen saver" app, will immediately recognize this app. Start it and fish swim around, the aerator bubbles away happily and… well, actually, that’s it. Yes, you can change the volume of the bubbler and it does list the fish you’ll see swimming by… but that is it. It does nothing else. Yes, Aquarium does even less than Koi Pond. You can’t change the fish that swim. You can’t tap on the screen and watch the fish react. You can’t do anything but sit back and watch the fish.
Category: Apps, iPhone Apps
By: Squirrels LLC
By: G5 Entertainment
By: Orange Rockets
Let me begin this post by making it clear that, when it comes to humor, I am anything but a prude. I’m not easily offended and, so long as measures are taken for children not to be exposed to "off-color" humor or images, I’m not concerned with the kind of humor that used. Heck, I laughed my head off at Borat.
Having noted that, I can’t help but feel that this particular application crosses the line. At least it does for me.
Freelance graphic design Renee Rist has put together the superb iPhone Vector Pack, a 2.8MB PSD file containing a mixture of vector-based and screenshot-derived elements for you to put together realistic iPhone interfaces and mockups in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Of the pack, Renee says: This iPhone Vector Pack was created entirely in Photoshop. The […]
By: Amazon Mobile
A number of months ago Jamie wrote about her fondness for the eBook program Stanza. Personally I tend to be an eReader kind of guy but that was largely because of its ability to access two commercial e-book sites (eReader.com and Fictionwise) and purchase and download books over the air.
That changed yesterday when Stanza announced a new partnership with Fictionwise. Fictionwise has been growing by leaps and bounds and recently took over eReader.com. Now with its new partnership it’s available on yet another platform — and it’s always a good thing.
The announcement of a prompted me to take another look at Stanza and, overall, I’m pretty impressed.
CSSiPhone is a new site that presents iPhone-format screenshots of iPhone-tailored sites. It follows in the vein of the hundreds of “CSS gallery” and other screenshot sites, but with the twist that it’s dedicated to the iPhone. I’ve personally found the regular CSS gallery sites very useful for getting design inspiration, and if you’re developing […]
According to Engadget Mobile, Gartner’s latest and greatest analysis of the global smartphone industry has some interesting things to say about the Smartphone past and, perhaps, future.
Nokia is still number one globally.
Blackberry is tearing up the market by growing 81.7% in Q3.
And the iPhone… well "for the first time, iPhone sales exceeded sales of Microsoft Windows Mobile devices worldwide and in North America."
That’s kind of impressive until you realize that…
We reviewed Chopper back in July and really liked it. We noted that it proves an iPhone game doesn’t have to be fancy or sophisticated to make excellent use of the iPhone and iPod Touch’s unique features and be a whole lot of fun.
Reminiscent of some of the early video games, Chopper, is strangely addictive.
The game’s object is to save the civilians, shoot or bomb the bad guys, don’t get hit by rockets and don’t crash. That’s it. An upgrade a while back brought some excellent improvments. ith so many excellent game no available, however, I’m not sure Chopper is worth $4.99. Fortunately…
I utterly, utterly hate it when something I obtain in new condition gets scratched or dirtied in some way to lose its “fresh” status. Whether it is a car or a computer or simply a toy, I want it to remain in brand-new condition forever. It could be a holdover from my childhood, where I tended to not play with used toys even if I were the only one to have used it.
One of the big appeals of the iPhone and iPod Touch (and the Apple products in general) is that they look sleek and new, even futuristic. They have that solid silver hull on which a scratch would be the visual equivalent of a nail running against a chalkboard. With this in mind, a purchase I made shortly after obtaining my iPod Touch was one of the hard cases for it sold by the company Speck.
The Speck shells come in a variety of colors. I decided to purchase a 2 pack of the See Thru skins in case one skin ever got so scratched or damaged that I had to get rid of it. I settled on the colors of aqua and pink. When it eventually arrived in the mail, I opted to cover my iTouch with the pink skin first for two reasons: First, I am so comfortable with my masculinity that I could walk around with a pink iPod and not feel ashamed or threatened in the least. Second, it was the color my girlfriend preferred.
I have been taking my skinned iTouch to work virtually every day, watching movies and/or television shows on it during my long, weary bus commute and I have to say that the durable casing fits perfectly around the dimensions of the iTouch. While the surface is getting severely manhandled and scratched, I am comforted by the fact that my iTouch is safely enclosed within it looking more-or-less new.
If you decide to purchase the Speck casing, I have a few words of warning. Installation is a hassle at first. It takes a few tries to work out how exactly to snap the shell around the player while keeping the protective screen that is included covering the touch screen. Also, once the casing is on the device, the outer dimensions of it change. I found that it no longer fits in the plastic stand that comes with the 1st generation device. The shells are not interchangeable between devices, so you cannot purchase an iPhone covering in hopes it would fit the iPod Touch.
If you have an earlier generation iPod Touch or iPhone, the Speck casing comes at a considerable discount at this time. The $30 pack of two shells is being sold at a 75% discount for $7.50. It’s a nice price for protection of a $200-plus dollar investment.
In short, if you are paranoid like me about ruining the shine on your media player, I recommend purchasing a Speck case for yourself. It will make the product last longer.