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FREE Text and Picture Messaging? YEP!

December 29th, 2010 by admin

TextNow - Unlimited Free Texting and Picture Messaging (SMS & MMS)

 

The TextNow app allows free text and picture messaging to any phone in the USA - and whats more the APP is FREE as well. It used to be $7.99 and is now free.Even with a price tag attached this app has been well received with the latest version getting a massive 50% of raters giving it the 5 star rating (few apps do that well). Check out some of the comments

Its the best I activated the textnow voice and its awesome.(emmanuel4)

It’s awesome….. Period!(Vegan chick)

This is so cooool! I luv it:) just wish u didn’t need wifi. (Noisy mouse)

You just have to bear in mind that while the service is free for unlimited text and picture messages, that is because the service is paid for by either

1) the use of advertising or

2) the  pay-per-ad-removal subscriptions - which cost $0.99 for a 1-Month ad removal or $5.99 for a 1-Year ad removal.

Still,  given the rave reviews and the fact that the app is FREE, we figure it is worth it to give it a try and see if you like it. Free unlimited texting- what’s not to love!

Merry Christmas From the iPhonegizmo Team

December 25th, 2010 by admin

iPhonegizmo SantaIf you have been fortunate enough to be given an iPhone for Christmas then you have landed on the right site to optimize your good fortune. iPhonegizmo specializes in finding top downloads for iPhones - most of them free.

Just click on a category in the right sidebar or use the search function to find the type of iPhone download you are keen to get hold of - we have links to thousands of FREE legal music downloads, along with movies, ringtones, wallpapers, comics, books etc.

All these music, movies, ringtones etc can also be downloaded to your new Touch or iPad - so check them out!

And from the iPhonegizmo team - Have a great Christmas everyone!

Free Legal iPhone Movie Downloads?

December 13th, 2010 by admin

A lot of readers to this blog are seeking to find where they can get hold of iPhone moves. Let’s face it, iTunes pretty much has it wrapped up - and its expensive wrapping.

All the same we have managed to find several great free sources of free iPhone movies - you can find them using search in the right hand side bar! But this post is about a recently discovered new source of movies for our iPhone. And depending on how many movies you download, you are looking at paying cents not $$!! And that includes masses of TV shows as well.

Check it out (You need to scroll down to see all the info about movies - but its worth it!):

Free iPhone Movies

This is the best LEGAL alternative source for (almost free) movies and TV shows we have found.

Merry Christmas !!

Free iPhone Downloads for Christmas

December 9th, 2010 by admin

Free iPhone downloadsAs promised this post we show you how to find great free iPhone apps to stuff the Christmas stocking with. Now at first glance, you might think that giving free apps is a bit cheap. But, that is because you have not seen what we are suggesting. Because whilst the apps you give might be light on $$ they are heavy on time, care and value.

How so? Because we are going to show you how to find apps that will be of value and interest to the person you are gifting.

1)  Consider what your loved one is passionate about? For example, my sister is mad keen on fitness and health but does not have the time or inclination to find apps that might be of value for her. So fitness is going to be the theme of this demonstration.

2)  Open iTunes and begin your search using the topic you have selected. Click on “store” located at the top left of iTunes and select “search”:

iPhone fitness

2) Select for the area in iTunes you want to search - in this case we are looking for “apps”:

iPhone downloads - fitness

3) Once the app search box has opened, type in your keyword (in our demo we are using the keyword -”fitness”), select the device you are seeking an app for and check “search only for free apps”:

iPhone downloads for fitness

4)A small selection of apps for  this keyword will then be displayed. To see all the apps results for your keyword simply click on “see all”. For the keyword “fitness” the result is over 400 apps:

Free iPhone downloads for fitness

OK so that is the easy part. Now for the blood, sweat and tears:

5) You have to find which of these 400 hundred apps are actually useful!! Awww, we hear you say! Check through four hundred apps!!No way hosay.

Well, there are some tips you can follow to make this easier.

a)For starters its a good idea to only consider those apps that have received good reviews. We recommend only considering those apps that have a 3+star rating. That means that any app that has been recently added is not going to be considered because they will not have received enough ratings yet.

b)  Tighten your search term. For example, instead of looking for fitness,look for “calorie counter”. There are only 23 “calorie counter” apps to review.

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal

Body Fitness FREE - ULTIMATE Exercise Journal, 320+ Exercises

The end result will be some apps that will be of great value for your friend or family member. For example, the two apps I will be sending to my sister are: Body Fitness Free Ultimate (left icon) - which has received a 3 star rating from over 12,000 raters; and Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker (right icon) - which has received an amazing 4.5 star rating from over 40,000 raters.

The fact is that Apple have made the finding of good apps ridiculously hard.  In fact, we believe that they are running the risk of squandering their technological lead. At present Google’s android phone is a serious competitior for the iPhone.The only thing holding back many people are the apps we can get for the iPhone. But Google’s expertise is in search engine technology. Google is going to make finding apps - once they are built - super easy to find. And the best apps will automatically get ranked at the top of the search results. That’s just how it will be.

So unless Apple pulls their finger out and  starts making it possible to search for apps, they are going to get pipped at the post (AGAIN). Last time by Microsoft, this time by Google.

iPhonegizmo Christmas List

December 6th, 2010 by admin

iPhonegizmo Christmas List

This year the iPhonegizmo team have decided to help our readers to get organized for Christmas. Basically because a couple of us have gotten caught out being hopelessly disorganized and have run out of time to get gifts to distant loved ones.Group think revealed that (obvious. when you think about it) strategy of using reliable online suppliers. We decided on Amazon simple because they have been tried and true deliverers of brand products. Which means that we know that we can trust both the products we select AND that they will be delivered on time for Chrissy.

So we got together and put together a short list of out faves to recommend:
(just click any image for details or even to purchase!)


Get to it people, as good as they are (check out their great prices as well), even they would need a Santa Sleigh if you leave the ordering too late!NB: Check our next post for great free iPhone downloads to include in your Christmas stocking

iPhone Apps Used to Create Trick Videos?

December 3rd, 2010 by admin

We recently did a post on a video that - at that point - had only about 4ooo views. We openly questioned the authenticity of the vid and suspected that it was a blatant attempt at viral marketing (for those romantics who can be easily impressed?). Well, it turns out we were right.

Apparently our star from an earlier post - none other than Michael Krivicka - also did this “romantic” video (how ironic, that we had done a previous video on a prank iPhone app and this one turns out to be by him as well). As this video currently has over 400,000 views, the guy obviously has a talent for these kinds of viral vids.

But not everyone is impressed by his penchant for trickery. Mr Krivicka is treading a slippery slope, because while he is getting results he is also generating angst among other online users:

 In viral efforts the same thing is happening, but you believe the message is genuine due to your trust in the messenger.  This technique has become a very a profitable form of promotion – and deceit.

The video is charming, too bad it’s not genuine.  Trust and honesty are tried and true techniques that withstand the test of time, and all marketing fads (Adam Rosen, Cult of Mac)

Funnily enough,  recent research reveals that honesty is less important to people than cleverness. Perhaps Mr Krivicka knows this? What do you think folks?