Best iPhone Apps Ever

Here is a great selection of our favourite iPhone apps and with links to the iTunes Store. Read this article with your phone and follow the links! We’ve got suggestions for networking, reading, news, managing and getting things done, camera and video apps, music and radio, commerce, searching apps, foodie apps and note taking. Continue reading

Google Maps on IOS 6? Easy!

So your home town doesn’t show up where it should on Apple’s new maps application in IOS 6? Are you not entirely satisfied with the mapping precision of the new service? Is the satellite imagery not exactly what you expected? Do you feel Apple has let you down?

Don’t despair, there is a solution! And an elegant one at that. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Safari
  2. Go to this URL: maps.google.com – nice HTML 5 interface isn’t it?
  3. Press the action button
  4. Swipe to the next page and select: add to home screen.
  5. Voilà!

You now have two mapping applications: Apple’s native IOS6 and Google Maps courtesy of the web.

PS: don’t forget to turn on localization services for Safari.

 

iPhone Battery Losing Charge Rapidly?

One of us at the office – Blake of course – thought his iPhone’s battery had just lost its ability to charge. A full overnight charge would be gone in 5 to 6 hours. He had to keep the phone plugged in all the time, would often end up with a fully lost charge by early afternoon in traffic… Did he ruin the battery by having the phone plugged in the cigarette lighter all summer during a long road trip?

Why was the iPhone always warm in his pocket?

Well, turns out, after upgrading to the latest 4.2 iOS, using Push Email was a major battery drain! We had tried everything: turning off bluetooth, turning off Wifi, turning off location services… nothing seemed to do much except when we finally turned off Push Email Settings, especially since we had more than one email account – 6 in fact at the time. Now Blake has a full charge that remains in the upper 70 % all day despite many calls, facebook, twitter, email and shreddder (chess).

So turn off Push Email settings on your iPhone and thank us later. We on the other hand, would like to thank the Battery App from www.empowereddesignapps.com – it is simply the best app with a great number of integrated tips.

You Can Put Newsstand in a Folder!

Did you manage to finally get past that nasty error that kept us all away from iOS 5 all day? By 8 PM, the infamous “The iPhone “iPhone” could not be restored. An internal error has occurred.” was history and we managed to install iOS 5 on our iPhones and iPads.

Then we discovered a new type of app, one that refuses to go into a folder. That’s because Newsstand is a folder! Finally this afternoon, we heard of a hack that can move Newsstand into a folder. It’s a little tricky, you have to be quick, but this is the procedure : Take two apps and go to create a folder. The very second the apps are in the folder and it’s doing the folder creation animation, drag Newsstand into the folder. If you’re you’re quick enough Newsstand will go into the folder!

Don’t start it from here, it’ll crash the springboard. But, if like us, you don’t use it and don’t want more than one screen full of icons and folders, then away it goes!

Will a six year old iTunes card still work?

Six years ago – a bunch of us went on a road trip and somebody bought a iTunes card somewhere between Chicago and St Louis. For reasons unknown, the card was lost – let’s say misplaced – and recently recovered.

We wondered, would this card still work? We’ve been burned so many times with gift cards that died, lost their remaining balance or went mysteriously empty after a few months (phone cards are the worst) – so naturally we were skeptical.

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Another Top Twelve List: Our Favorite iPhone Apps

We never tire of top ten lists, but come to think of it, why are these lists always … ten. Why not a top 12? Remember, 12 is divisible par 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12! Try that with 10! Sorry about that, we’re geeks.

iPhone Apps are currently in the 10 000 + numbers. How many of us will ever use more than a dozen or so apps? After two years, we’ve boiled it down based on usage, practicality and usefulness.

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Ipod adaptors for your car

Daily commute or road-trip, your Ipod is your all-in-one entertainment and information center. Today’s modern commuter doesn’t want to listen to commercial radio for any great length of time, they prefer listening to their personal selection or music and audio shows.

We personally prefer podcasts as they are a renewable source of entertainment or information for those who are constantly on the road. PBS, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News all offer top notch podcasts, some being actual audio versions of on air-shows you might not be able to watch in real time.

If you’re part of the nation-wide trend of personal entertainment management using your Ipod where you combine your personal lists, smart lists and your favorite podcasts, you will definitely be interested in quality Ipod Adapters.

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iPhone tethering

While ATT has delayed iPhone tethering it is now available in Canada. The setup is straightforward: you start by using the USB cable, connect the iPhone to your computer, then activate the function on the iPhone. Speeds are not the greatest, but fast enough to make you almost forget you’re using a 3G connection.

Now you can be the first to get that awesome deal or curbside freebie you spotted on craigslist while on the go. Of course, using your laptop while driving is a definite no-no.

Flash to be available on iPhone

Adobe has revealed that Apple and Adobe are collaborating on making Flash available on the iPhone. The technical hurdles are still quite steep, and although this will not be the full version of Flash, it will certainly not be the Flash Lite. Sources: News Google

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