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Super Cool Free iPhone Download

September 29th, 2009 by admin

From time to time we have done a post on a cool free iPhone App that has been developed to really take advantage of the networking capabilities of the iPhone. We posted about the Eat Well Guide, for example.

Free iPhone Download - Outbreaks Near Me
 

The latest one to take our fancy is called Outbreaks Near MeThe App was developed at the Children’s Hospital in Boston and the Harvard Medical School and is designed to collect reports from the public about new outbreaks of infectious diseases. Then, in collaboration with Health Map, it will help to track the spread of infectious diseases like the H1N1 virus and West Nile virus.

What we like about this APP is that it is designed to get the silent masses to help in this important process. What we see here is the continuing development of a way for knowledge to spread organically. Thumbs up to assistant professor, John Brownstein and his crew, for this socially worthy use of  iPhone technology.

iPhone Porn Downloads - Will That Be Apple’s Next Step?

September 25th, 2009 by admin

 

Earlier this year iPhonegizmo made the observation:

But the real challenge has come from sites offering video porn for iPhones - an area Apple has vowed to avoid. With stats for these sites showing a big growth in traffic and revenue, it would not be surprising if  Apple was wanting to “follow the money”.

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And today we can see the first signs that maybe the Apple will to do-good is starting to crumble.

If the Apple App store management thought the new app would go unnoticed, they will now be cringing behind their designer-desks as the news of the app is being touted all over the internet, with the title:

Sunny Leone launches free iPhone porn app

Now, to be fair, the app is not strictly porn. It just provides pics of Sunny Leone in very provocative poses. But she is, after all, a well known porn star. Google for her videos quickly reveals all (literally)! Just one of her 14 sec videos of her wiggling nude has had 10,000 views. Another YouTube video of her just showing her legs (provocatively and suggestively) has had 415,000 views.

The App is promoted on  Sierra Leone’s personal - porn - site (which she monetizes with $30+  per month membership fees - and BTW, you will have to find your own way there!) From what we saw, the images for her app are just the beginning of a promise she actually does fulfill on her site!

Good move on Sunny Leone’s part. Should do wonders for her market share! (If only 10% of the 415,000 viewers from the one YouTube video signed up, that’s $1.25 mill per month!!)

Not so sure about it being such a smart move on Apple’s part!

Or is it?

Perhaps, as we suggested earlier this year, Apple are maneuvering - testing to see how far they can go. After all, porn is one of the big three of internet money-making markets (the other two are gambling and pharmaceuticals). Lotsa $$ to be made. Who wouldn’t be tempted?

New iPhone Games You Have To Check Out!

September 24th, 2009 by admin

Square Enix have showcased three new games for iPhone at the Tokyo Games Show. Reminiscent of many a PSP game, they are presumably putting Sony on notice that the iPhone can take on any of the existing game portable game platforms and best them! Just take a look at their demo video for Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes (a strategy game) for the iPhone:

See what we mean? Very PSP!

The other game they showcased was Hills and Rivers Remain - also a PSP-style role play game. Again the following Square Enix video shows us what we can expect from the game.

Square Enix have posted some pics on their site (Japanese) today - click this link for more on pics for  Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes and this link for some more pics for Hills and Rivers Remain.

The final game of the trillogy is Sliding Hero - which clearly uses the accelerometer in the play and thus adding an unbeatable edge over the PSPgame equivalents:

For  some more pics for this game, again follow the link  The game has been given the thumbs up by IGN - a well known game review site (at least for traditional game platforms!) Its a strategy game with a Super Monkey Ball flavor an, again according to IGN, well worth downloading. The good games generally cost $$. We don’t have the cost as yet but will keep you posted - and let you know if there are any free trial versions on offer.

MixCloud vs iTunes?

September 22nd, 2009 by admin

Launched a couple of days ago, chat about MixCloud has been clogging up the Twitterway - a sure sign that the site has excited a lot of interest. Catch phrases are being circulated (by the people over at MixCloud) like “the YouTube of Radio” and “Rethink Radio” - an online destination site for on-demand radio shows. We say “over”, because this is a UK invention. But, hey, don’t hold that against them because the site does offer access to a lot of free music! To understand just what they are about, check out the following video:

As with YouTube, anyone can upload music (or anything audio) to the site and listeners decide who gets heard - who gets featured.

Old Time Favorite

And, like any self respecting music site, it has all the usual social media built in so that users can share and discover with friends.

Current “featured” Cloudcasts (chosen by Mixcloud and guest editors) are: Mad Decent; BestivalradioCheap Thrills Radio ShowOpen Thread Radio;  Women Are Mammals; and, Old Time Favorite.

Check it out and let us know what you think?

Just another music site, or something a more?

iPhone Hack: Unlock Or Update?

September 19th, 2009 by admin

The iPhonegizmo team have researched and posted about the reasons many people have for unlocking their iPhones (here, for example).  And about how Apple has worked hard to try and stop unlocking! And we introduced you to the iPhone Dev Team, (a group of hackers who develop software for iPhone users so that they can use applications unauthorized by Apple on their iPhones). They provide a free open source iPhone hack (unlock software).

Well, the iPhone Dev Team have been issuing guidelines (aka - warnings) for iPhone owners that want to keep their iPhones unlocked, to NOT install Apple’s firmware updates:

if you want to keep the jailbreak or unlock on your 3GS, you should resist all urges to install Apple’s official firmware updates without knowing if a jailbreak exists for that version yet.

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In fact, the Dev Team warn that updating to the latest OS version (iPhone OS 3.1) will destroy the redsn0w unlock.

But, it seems that the new PwnageTool 3.1 just  released “THIS DOES NOT SUPPORT THE 3GS OR 2G/3G IPOD TOUCH” Apparently the latest Apple firmware is tougher to unlock - so the fix is promised for “some time in the near future”.

This leaves iPhone owners with a real dilemma -  is independence from iTunes worth the risk of not updating to the latest firware? We will leave you with the warning listed at softpedia:

Using hacks may render your device unusable, or may reduce the quality of your experience using the respective device. If you choose to download and install jailbreak tools, you will do so at your own risk. Unlocking / jailbreaking your iPhone / iPod touch may violate your warranty or the EULA with Apple and / or your cellular service provider.

OUCH!

Free MultiPlayer iPhone Games!

September 16th, 2009 by admin

Multi Player iPhone games have been around for quite some time, but are about to get a boost into a whole new level. That’s because Z2Live has developed the “first true”  multiplayer game platform for iPhone and iPod touch. They invite game developers to:

Use our multiplayer game platform, and you’ll quickly be on iPhone and iPod Touch with a scalable, highly reliable multiplayer platform….

because, they claim:

Multiplayer games, translate to higher price points, downloadable content revenues and monthly subscriptions. …Multiplayer gaming and Facebook together make a powerful and cost-effective consumer-to-consumer marketing strategy.

Interesting!

All the same, there are plenty of free multiplayer iPhone games on offer, with several released in the last month:

Underworld, blackjack revenge, multiplayer tiki, Checkers SF5 and several other games multiplayer iPhone games by FlipSide5.

And  if you want to avoid using WiFi - there are several free bluetooth mutiplayer iPhone games worth checking out as well:

Showdown QuickdrawTic-Tac-Touch FS5, Touch4 FS5, Heads Up Poker 3G, Combat On Palm, and Reversi Lite.

Multiplayer games are the fastest growing type of game - especially those being developed for the iPhone. So if you haven’t tried them out, here is your chance to check out some of the latest games on offer.

Free iPhone Apps Can Be Expensive!

September 14th, 2009 by admin

myWireless-icon.pngLess than a month ago, a Miami resident took a short trip to France and while there, used his iphone to check his email and send text messages. Nothing much, really. But to his horror, his data usage bill was over $4190.

Over in Australia, the term “bill shock” has become a commonly used phrase. iPhone bills can amount to thousands of dollars and some people have taken out personal loans to pay the debt. In fact, the telecommunications watch dog - TIO - is warning people to think twice before they sign up for a smart phone:

Service providers are offering a wide range of different and sometimes quite complex plans for smart phones. There are examples of users signing up to a plan they think will suit them, only to find that the first bill has given rise to call or data charges in the hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

But all is not lost!

, iPhone Billing App

In Australia, Optus have just launched a free iPhone application - My Account - that will let customers view their account (or pay or recharge) using their iPhone. And in the US, AT&T brought out a similar free app - Mywireless Mobile - last May.

It just makes sense to keep tabs on your usage and charges - bill shock can be avoided!

And also bear in mind that iPhone apps can often require usage of bandwidth. Those free Apps cost $$ to use! Considering that iPhone app downloads now number in the billions, this is no false warning!

And if you don’t live in the USA or Australia, we recommend that you check iTunes to see whether a similar app has been published by your service provider in your country.

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