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Wave good-bye to the week and say hello to the weekend, complete with a hand-picked selection of the latest apps to hit the iPhone. Prior to diving into the picks, it’s customary ’round these parts to provide an enlightening summary of the week’s iPhone news and […] Read more »

[appreview] title=Rolando 2 image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/appicon_rolando2.png price=$9.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=321084051&mt=8 rating=gold [/appreview] Rolando 2 is the sequel to Rolando, a game which proved that the iPhone can compete with Sony’s PSP and Nintendo’s DS in the handheld console wars. Just over a year after opening, the App Store is coming […] Read more »

It’s that time of the week — when we welcome you to the weekend with a selection of the freshest picks for the iPhone from the App Store. Hold your horses, though, because before we dive headfirst into a glorious ocean of iPhone apps, I’ve got […] Read more »

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In this week’s enlightening installment of the App Developer Diary, I pitch my game concept to the coders, preach the gospel of the Game Bible and muse upon the possibility of the project imploding. Straight after submitting last week’s App Developer Diary, I packed up my […] Read more »

[appreview] title=oMaps image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/appicon_omaps.png price=$0.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=318954474&mt=8 rating=silver [/appreview] Due to hefty 3G roaming rates, Apple’s Maps app just won’t cut it when you’re out of the country. The oMap app lets you download maps for offline viewing — dodging a shocking bill post-vacation. The iPhone is an […] Read more »

It’s the weekend, people, so prime your downloading finger and get ready to make good use of it as I guide you through the latest picks from the App Store. Thanks to the release of OS 3.0 and the iPhone 3GS, there’s been a constant stream […] Read more »

This is the first installment of one journalist’s diary designing a game. It is a genuine, behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to develop an app, from conception to release, for Apple’s iPhone. This isn’t your regular developer diary. There’ll be no talk of code and […] Read more »

[appreview] title=Presenter Pro image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/presenterpro_appicon.png price=$4.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=317239996&mt=8 rating=silver [/appreview] Presenter Pro is a learning resource for professionals and interns alike, coaching you in the ways of effective presenting. There are three heroes of presenting for me: Merlin Mann, with his deliciously witty and yet precise style; Lawrence […] Read more »

A hand-picked selection of the latest releases for iPhone? Plus, a handy summary of Apple news from the past seven days? We’ve got it all, you lucky person, you. Despite the deluge of announcements at last week’s WWDC, we’ve had no time to rest this week, […] Read more »

Your head might be spinning from the torrent of Apple happenings at WWDC this week, but fear not, I’ve got the cure: fresh picks from the App Store. It’s been an exciting week for TheAppleBlog, with our correspondents posting live from WWDC in San Jose; we’ve […] Read more »

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The week may be drawing to a close, but here at TheAppleBlog we’ve got an array of apps to get your through the weekend. As ever, I’ve got four notable new iPhone releases from the App Store to tell you about. Before we jump into the […] Read more »

[appreview] title=Stuck Genie image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/appicon_stuck_genie.png price=$1.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=314420223&mt=8 rating=silver [/appreview] A genie, a load of balls, and an ancient labyrinth come together to create a frustrating, but fun, puzzler. One of the big boys in the movie biz, Warner Bros., has been solidly churning out iPhone apps for […] Read more »

[appreview] title=GyPSii image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/appicon_gypsii.png price=FREE url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=305089145&mt=8 rating=avoid [/appreview] GyPSii brings GPS-fueled social networking to the iPhone, but do we really need to sign up for yet another network? Any effective social-network connoisseur will already have a bevy of accounts to frequently check. Aside from the regulars — […] Read more »

Just when you thought the weekend couldn’t get any better, along comes a selection of the freshest picks from the App Store. This week I’ve selected four playful picks for you to toy with over the weekend. It’s not all fun and games, though, as before […] Read more »

Tweetie for Mac, big brother to the game-changing iPhone Twitter client of the same name, is shaking things up again with the desktop app’s latest update. The update incorporates a range of smaller fixes and tweaks, including swipe gestures and improved URL-shortening. However, the big news […] Read more »

[appreview] title=Quick Voice Pro image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/appicon_quick_voice_pro2.png price=$0.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=285877935&mt=8 rating=bronze [/appreview] By converting your voice messages into text e-mails, Quick Voice Pro could be a time-saving boon for busy iPhone owners. Empowered by our emails, tweets, IM conversations, and blogs, we’ve become modern-day information conduits. We collect knowledge, […] Read more »

What’s that, you say? You’re looking for iPhone app recommendations alongside a smattering of the week’s Apple news? Read, on my friend, I have just the article for you… Before I present you with my four recommendations, hand-picked from the freshest apps to launch for the […] Read more »

[appreview] title=Face Fun image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/appicon_facefun.png price=$2.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=314132248&mt=8 rating=avoid [/appreview] If we were to liken the iPhone to a Greek hero — all muscle-bound and chiseled man-face — it would surely be Achilles, the guy with the wonky heel. The iPhone is our modern-day electronic hero, savior of […] Read more »

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, even better, it’s a super selection of fresh picks, plucked from the App Store, especially for you. But that’s not all I’ve got in store for you this weekend: After perusing the week’s happenings right here at […] Read more »

[appreview] title=Rockchinko image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/appicon_rochinko_.png price=$1.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=314329575&mt=8 rating=silver [/appreview] A bag of metal balls, a rockabilly soundtrack, exploding pegs: Rockchinko is the pachinko machine from hell. Harking back to the old American parlor game Corinthian Bagatelle, pachinko has captured the imagination, and yen, of Japan. While the game […] Read more »

Over in London, the experimental electronic music scene is positively flourishing. Having lived in the UK’s capital city for the latter part of 2008, I discovered a bubbling sonic subculture — a community of creatives hijacking ice cream vans, reappropriating medical EPGs, and hacking instruments out […] Read more »

You can’t have pizza without cheese, socks without shoes, a sandwich without bread, or a complete week without hearing about the freshest iPhone apps. Before I present you with a hand-picked selection of the latest iPhone releases to hit the App Store, as is tradition, we’ll […] Read more »

[appreview] title=Easy Wakeup image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/easywakeup.png price=$9.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=306244493&mt=8 rating=avoid [/appreview] Easy Wakeup is an advanced alarm clock, designed to gently nudge you from your slumber, helping you wake up alert and ready to tackle the day’s tasks. For some of us, sleep is a real bane — an […] Read more »

[appreview] title=World Cup Ping Pong image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/appicon_world_cup_pingpong.png price=$1.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=310303959&mt=8 rating=bronze [/appreview] All of the thrills, adrenaline and drama of ping pong arrives on the iPhone, courtesy of Skyworks. I’ve tried many sports — rugby, basketball, hockey, even lacrosse — and discovered that physical exertion is not my […] Read more »

Who’s that knockin’ at your door? Why it’s none other than the freshest pickings from the App Store, joined by a smattering of Apple news. Before we get stuck in to this week’s iPhone picks and recommendations from the App Store, let’s shift our focus for […] Read more »

[appreview] title=NYTimes Crosswords image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/appicon_new_york_times_crossword.png price=$9.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=307569751&mt=8 rating=silver [/appreview] It’s only fitting that a serious crossword puzzle app has a seriously verbose title. The daily puzzles offered up by The New York Times are a classic staple in many crossword puzzle players’ diets. Kicking off each week […] Read more »

What’s that on the horizon? Why it’s none other than the latest picks fresh from the App Store, coming to brighten up your weekend! Though before I run you through my latest selection of newly released apps, it’s time to indulge in a quick refresher of […] Read more »

[appreview] title=Fist of Fury image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/appicon_fist_of_fury.png price=$2.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=299388619&mt=8 rating=avoid [/appreview] Don’t let life get you down, put your punchin’ gloves on and show the world you’re a champion in this retro boxing game. In these economically egregious times, we all need a little release from the fiscal […] Read more »

Get your tweet on and shake your verbs, Tweetie — the much-celebrated iPhone Twitter client — has hit the Mac OS X desktop. As regular readers will know, I adore my iPhone and I’m an avid tweeter. A few months back, I weighed the options and, […] Read more »

Put your iPhone in the air and shake it like you just don’t care, because it’s time for my pick from the week’s freshest apps. Before you start waving your iPhone with a blatant disregard for those around you due to the sheer excitement you feel […] Read more »

[appreview] title=Leaf Trombone image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/leaf_trombone_icon.png price=$0.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=309080428&mt=8 rating=gold [/appreview] Learn to play the leaf trombone, perform your repertoire before a global audience, and prepare to be judged. Since the App Store’s launch last year, Smule has been steadily building an impressive portfolio of sound-based social apps for […] Read more »

[appreview] title=Hysteria Project image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/911637.png price=$1.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=305911637&mt=8 rating=bronze [/appreview] Chased through a trap-laden forest by an axe-wielding murderer, Hysteria Project is a step in a much darker direction for the iPhone. Reviewing Asteroids-esque shooter The Void last week, I mentioned that some iPhone games are ditching the […] Read more »

It’s time for the very apex of everyone’s Easter weekend, the all important revealing of this week’s picks from the App Store. But it’s not all about the latest fresh pickings from the App Store, before we get in to all that, I’ve collated the week’s […] Read more »

[appreview] title=Amplitude image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/picture-2.png price=$0.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=307580587&mt=8 rating=bronze [/appreview] Amplitude pushes the iPhone in a new direction, transforming the device in to a hand-held James Bond-style surveillance tool. An intriguing concept indeed, but would Q approve? Setting aside the more recent Bourne-esque gritty romps of the latest Bond […] Read more »

[appreview] title=The Void image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/picture-12.png price=$2.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=307867865&mt=8 rating=bronze [/appreview] An epic RPG has arrived on the iPhone, featuring battles, leveling up, upgradeable weapons and online features. Forget goblins and warlocks though, The Void takes the adventure to the final frontier. The gaming section of the App Store […] Read more »

It’s the weekend and this is TheAppleBlog…so that means only one thing: the latest picks fresh from the App Store. This week, Apple news seems to have been predominantly iPhone-centric so, before jumping in to the latest apps, it’s time for a quick refresher of Apple […] Read more »

[appreview] title=RelationTips image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/picture-124.png price=$3.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=306421823&mt=8 rating=bronze [/appreview] Music, Internet, Google Maps, telephone calls, taking photos, and now fixing your broken relationship… is there anything the iPhone can’t do? For most of us, the iPhone makes life better — it’s like a gorgeous bio-mechanical addition to our […] Read more »

[appreview] title=AudioBoo image=http://gigapple.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/picture-28.png price=FREE url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=305204540&mt=8 rating=silver [/appreview] Do you tweet? Then maybe you should Boo! It’s like a multimedia Twitter, designed especially for iPhone users. Over in the UK back in 2008, Channel 4 (Britain’s edgy TV channel) launched a unique funding program entitled 4IP. Cut […] Read more »

Welcome one and all to the weekend, a time for rest, relaxation and fresh pickings from the App Store. Before checking out this week’s apps, we’ve got seven days worth of Apple happenings to run through. First up, the week kicked off with a scathing review […] Read more »

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