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Hands-on with iOS 4

Apple's iOS 4 was released today ahead of the launch of the iPhone 4, which becomes available June 24. iPhone users can update to the latest OS via iTunes, but some features will not be available for the iPhone 3G and the update is not available at all for the original iPhone. iOS 4 will not be available on the iPad until this fall.

Apple says there are more than 100 new features in iOS 4, but the most notable tweaks... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iOS , iPod , Touch , 3G , Windows software , update , system

Draw with glow paint and battle 3D tanks: iPhone apps of the week

Obviously, most of the apps I write about in this space are favorites of mine with all the features I could ask for, but some apps I come across just need one or more tweaks to make them better. Whether it's a control issue in a game or some other feature I think the developers left out, I use the app or play the game thinking, if it only had this one extra thing, it could be truly great!

This week,... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPod Touch , 3G , Windows software , iphonappsweek

Motocross mayhem and an astroid-shooting RPG: iPhone apps of the week

Macworld Expo 2010 started on Tuesday here in San Francisco, and will continue through tomorrow (Saturday) at the Moscone Center. I had a chance to walk the expo floor on Thursday and though there weren't nearly as many vendors as in years past, I was able to talk to a few iPhone developers about their products and all seemed excited about showing off their latest projects.

Even though Apple is no longer in attendance at Macworld, Moscone North was crowded with... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPod Touch , 3G , Windows software , iphonappsweek , rpg

Multiple-shot photos and 3D Shuffleboard: iPhone apps of the week

With almost 150,000 apps in the iTunes App Store, it shouldn't come as a surprise that some apps have slipped under my radar. Though it's embarrassing to admit, some of my great app discoveries happened only because I read about them long after their release, or I had a friend pull out their iPhone and say, "You mean you've never tried 'X'?" But I think that's part of what is so fun about owning an iPhone: you virtually never stop... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPod Touch , 3G , Windows software , iphonappsweek , photography , photo , camera

Video VoIP calls over iPhone 3G? You betcha

Apple may have focused all its laser-beam attention on the iPad at Wednesday's press event, but that wasn't the computing giant's only announcement. Effective immediately, Apple has given up blocking voice-over-IP (VoIP) calls over 3G data networks on the iPhone, and has changed the SDK to reflect the allowance. Of course, your carrier has to also comply for VoIP calls to work over 3G in addition to Wi-Fi. Luckily for us, AT&T in the U.S. is already on board.

The... Read More »

Tags: iPhone , 3G , Windows software , VoIP , Fring

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars: iPhone app of the week

I usually write about two iPhone apps every week, but this week is special. This week, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars came out for the iPhone and it is worth every cent of the $9.99 price tag. Though it is certainly not what I would call a family game, it is done so well that serious gamers should head to the iTunes Store immediately. I want to reiterate here: this is not a family game. Gratuitous violence, bad language,... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPod Touch , 3G , Windows software , iphonappsweek

Monitor your battery and battle it out in the air: iPhone apps of the week

If you've been following the latest Mac news, you already know that Apple is having a special event later this month. Most people believe that we will finally see the long-awaited Apple tablet--a multitouch device that's rumored to fall between the form factor of the iPod Touch and Apple's smallest MacBook laptops. Complete with touch-screen capabilities and rumored compatibility with iPhone apps, the new Apple tablet could be the mobile device a lot of people have been waiting for. Rick... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPod Touch , 3G , Windows software , iphonappsweek

A retro camera app and a zombie-killing FPS: iPhone apps of the week

You may have already checked it out, but for my last iPhone app post of 2009, I listed most of my favorite games of the year. I tried to have something for everyone and I think it went over pretty well, but I didn't get everything. At the end of the post, I asked if anyone caught any glaring omissions and readers were quick to remind me of some of the best games last year and also tipped me... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPod Touch , 3G , Windows software , photography

The 17 best iPhone games of 2009

As we close out another great year at Download.com, we've been putting together several end-of-year software collections. Just like last year, Jessica Dolcourt and I have split up the iPhone apps of the year into two groups. Jessica has put together the iPhone Starter Kit that's perfect for grabbing the best productivity apps to make your life more...productive. My job is quite the opposite. I went through my favorite games of 2009 (and quickly realized I had too many),... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPod Touch , 3G , Windows software , iphonappsweek

Play some beats and bring the house down: iPhone apps of the week

For a friend's birthday the other night, we all went down to his rehearsal space (he's in a band) and played music, often switching instruments to see what we could come up with. Not everyone there was a musician, but with drums, guitars, basses, a keyboard, percussion instruments, and microphones, everyone found a way to get in on the jam. To add to the fun later in the night, my friend also had a cord to connect an iPod or... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPod Touch , music , 3G , Windows software , iphonappsweek , puzzle