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BBC iPlayer iPhone app

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2009

BBC iPlayer iPhone appWhile you can already watch your favorite British TV programs on your iPhone using the BBC iPlayer service from their website, it looks like the BBC are developing an iPhone App which should bring a wider range of new BBC iPlayer services to the iPhone.

The new BBC iPlayer app even could feature a download option, which would allow you to download your favorite TV show directly to your iPhone. That way you could watch it whenever you want. Some other features include the ability to watch live TV. There’s nothing official from the BBC yet on when the app will be available.

eBay app hits BlackBerry App World

Posted in BlackBerry by Conner Flynn on November 27th, 2009

eBay app hits BlackBerry App WorldApple’s AppStore and Nokia’s Ovi Store aren’t the only ones with good stuff. BlackBerry’s APP World also has a few good things. Here’s one. If you do a lot of online shopping, eBay has designed an application for BlackBerry handset users.

It’s a full feature application designed to also accept PayPal payments. It will also allow buyers to search for items and track their status so they can see where they stand in their current bidding war. Users can also schedule auction-related reminders in the BlackBerry calendar. This app is available as a free download from App World.

The First ELSE Phone

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on November 24th, 2009

The First ELSE PhoneThe First ELSE is an interesting mobile phone. The idea is that it’s centered around the user experience, rather than the phone itself. The First ELSE has the phone as an application on the device, rather than being the main function of the device. The camera is the same way.

We don’t yet know which operator will be getting this, but Pocket-lint did spot some representatives from Orange at the event. Target markets for the phone are the US, Western Europe and Russia. They just might be onto something here.

TurkeyTimer iPhone App

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 24th, 2009

TurkeyTimer iPhone AppIf you are the lucky one who gets to cook the Thanksgiving Turkey for the family, here’s an app that should help. Turkey Time for the iPhone hlps you keep track of your cooking time and make sure you get that turkey cooked perfectly. You know, instead of burning it.

Using the turkeys weight and your preferences, the app gives you estimates of the turkeys internal temperature, tells you when to baste, how moist or dry your turkey will be and also how brown it should be. It’s available from the iPhone AppStore for just $2.99.

Google updates Google Earth iPhone app

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2009

Google updates Google Earth iPhone appGoogle has updated it’s Google Earth iPhone app. The updates come about a year after the original Google Earth iPhone App was released. Google Earth 2.0 will play nice with the iPhone and iPod Touch, and the new version has a bunch of new features, like the ability to view maps that you create on your PC on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

That one should prove most convenient. Another feature is the updated icon selection, which makes it easier to use. When you touch an icon on the app it will glow, and if you touch more than one icon at once it will take you to a list of icons so you can select the right one.

Kindle for PC app out, Mac version coming soon

Posted in kindle by Conner Flynn on November 10th, 2009

Kindle app for PCAmazon has just expanded the audience for its ebook format with the Beta release of its free Kindle for PC application. That’s a good thing too, considering all of the competition they now have. The app will allow you to read the Kindle format on your Windows PC.

A version for Mac users is “coming soon”. How many of you will use this? Or will you just opt for a different ebook format? If Amazon would do away with the proprietary stuff and use a common standard they would widen their audience even more and we wouldn’t have to sync across a few devices.

Augmented Reality iPhone app helps you find your car

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Shane McGlaun on November 9th, 2009

carfinderThe holiday season is here and that means that most of us will end up at the crowded malls looking for gifts very soon. That also means that many of us will need to try to remember where exactly we parked our cars in that crowded mall parking lot.

Intridea has a new app for iPhone users that will at least eliminate problems trying to find your car called Car Finder. The app works on iPhones running the 3.1 software and overlays data using the live camera view of the iPhone.

Samsung H1 also has a Pizza Hut app

Posted in Vodafone by Conner Flynn on November 5th, 2009

Samsung H1 also has a Pizza Hut appSamsung’s 360 H1 is now available from Vodafone UK. One of the more interesting features is that it will be getting a Pizza Hut application very soon, allowing you to order pizza directly from the phone. Just like with your iPhone.

The application will bill the order directly to your phone bill, so be careful. You don’t want to leave your phone lying around so your friends can order pizza. Orders up to £30 are accepted and you’ll get a 20% discount each time.

Turn your Windows 7 Laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot

Posted in Wi-Fi by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2009

Turn your Windows 7 Laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspotVirtual Wi-Fi was going to be a Windows 7 feature that would turn your PC into a Wi-Fi access-point so devices could share a connection without needing special software. It didn’t make it into the final cut on the OS, but this free app finishes the work that Microsoft abandoned.

Some of the code that Microsoft Research used to virtualize one Wi-Fi card as several adapters still made its way into Windows 7, allowing Connectify to complete the job.

Kindle app for PC

Posted in kindle by Conner Flynn on October 22nd, 2009

Kindle app for PCAmazon is preparing to launch its Kindle application for Windows PCs. The app will let you download and read content that was previously available for the Kindle. There’s also an iPhone app already available. You don’t need a Kindle to use the Kindle app for Windows, but you will need to create an account.

The thinking is that Windows 7′s new touch features might make it a good reading platform, plus it gets the content into more hands. Don’t worry Mac users, yours is coming soon. Maybe on a Mac Tablet.

Start your car with your iPhone

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on October 13th, 2009

Start your car with your iPhoneCar keys are so last century. They’re only good for scratching other people’s cars out of revenge or scratching instant lottery tickets. We have the iPhone, who needs keys? More cars are starting with just the push of a button these days anyway. More will follow. Viper is creating a keyless future with their new iPhone app that unlocks and starts your car for you.

The app is free and connects to a Viper SmartStart hardware module inside of your car, letting you start your car, get the heat going, unlock doors or turn the alarm on or off. Also, you don’t need to be physically near your car to do those things since it works using cell networks.

Dymo CardScan for Windows Mobile launches

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Shane McGlaun on October 7th, 2009

cardscanmobile-logoI used to have a job years ago where I actually left the house and had to talk to people. I even collected a fair share of business cards, which I tended to throw away because I was too lazy to put the data into a database of any sort. If you need to collect business cards for your work, but are sick of manual entry of the data, Dymo has a new app for Windows Mobile devices for you.

The app is called Dymo CardScan Mobile and works with Windows Mobile 6+ devices that have cameras with at least 2-megapixels. All you need to do to get the information from the business card into your phone is take a picture of the card with your phones camera.

Pizza Hut giving 20% off to iPhone app orders

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on September 23rd, 2009


You may remember Pizza Hut’s iPhone app. A farewell to human interaction isn’t the only reason to use it anymore. Now they are giving you 20% off if you use it.

The app does the usual gimmicky stuff like pinching a pizza to make it smaller or larger and shaking the phone to make wings spicy as well as store all your coupons. This 20% off deal allows you get fatter and lonelier that much quicker. So hurray, I guess.

Mitek offers mobile receipt app for iPhone

Posted in Mobile Phones by Shane McGlaun on September 14th, 2009

mitekmobilerecipt-sbIf you keep track of lots of receipts for your job or for the IRS at the end of the year, it can be hard to keep up with them all and get them organized into reports. A new app from Mitek for the iPhone makes keeping up with receipts and turning the receipts into usable reports an easy task.

The app is called Mobile Receipt for iPhone and is currently the top paid financial app on the App Store. The app allows the user to snap a picture of a receipt with their iPhone camera. The app automatically crops, rotates, and adds the receipt to a report.

PlayOn video-streaming app comes to the Wii

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on August 25th, 2009

PlayOn video-streaming app comes to the WiiTomorrow the folks at MediaMall will officially announce the beta release of PlayOn for Wii. The software license costs $39.99 and there’s also a 14-day free trial so you can try it out first and decide if you like watching Hell’s Kitchen and the like on your Wii.

Me, I’d rather play some Mario Kart. PlayOn for Wii works in the same way as it does for the other game systems and streams Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and a few other online video portals from your Windows XP or Vista computer to the Wii plugged into your TV.