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Dynolicious iPhone app – measure 0-60 acceleration, quarter mile elapsed time, horsepower, lateral G’s

So you’ve already got a sweet ride… now you can measure just how sweet it is.  Dynolicious uses the iPhone’s built-in accelerometer to measure you vehicle’s 0-60 acceleration, quarter mile elapsed time, horsepower, lateral G’s, and several other performance metrics.  A history of test results for your car are saved, so averages and trends can instantly be retrieved.  Dynolicious also allows you to record modifications made to your car, and to evaluate the resulting gains (or losses) in power and performance. Continue reading

5 Most Unusual iPhone Apps

 

5. AirMouse application. (ver 1.1): This product turns your iPhone into a remote mouse AND a “laser” pointer! You have two configuration options, both with a keyboard. One turns your touch screen into a track pad, and you use your finger to guide the mouse. The other is a laser pointer. Simply tap and hold to activate. Both options also give you left and right click, our can you double tap the screen for a single click. Continue reading

iPhone App Info & Advice, check out daily videos with what’s new for iPhone today!

About this show: App Advice Daily (iPhone Optimized) with Robin Rhys is the ultimate source for iPhone / iPod Touch App News, Reviews, and tips. Continue reading

SKOBBLER GPS NAVIGATION 2 Video – SAT NAV App for iPhone or iPad 99 cents!

More than 2.5 million customers worldwide trust skobbler’s GPS Navigation 2. It is a full-fledged sat nav substitute at an unbeatable price. It works online and offline (hybrid). It’s entirely based on the amazing OpenStreetMap. And there’s even more to it than that…

 

GPS Navigation 2 is all this:
★ BRAND NEW next generation navigation including optional offline mode upgrade
★ NOW greatly improved version 4.2 including patented technology for stationary speed trap warnings in various countries
★ True voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation at an unbelievable price
★ One of the most successful navigation apps in the App Store with more than 2.5 million users worldwide
★ Best-selling navigation app in Germany and the UK for years, #1 positions in 11 countries

 

 

✩✩✩ WHAT THE MEDIA HAS TO SAY ABOUT IT:
☛ Auto Express
“The app looks slick, with easy to use menus and a clear display showing street names and location.”

★★★  AUTO EXPRESS BEST BUY  ★★★

☛ MSN
“skobbler has taken the mobile sat-nav scene by storm on iPhone…….It uses OpenStreetMap Data (the “Wikipedia of Maps”) to tell you where you need to go. It is becoming increasingly difficult to see how dedicated sat-nav device manufacturers can compete!”

 

 

 

The best in brief:

✔  FIRST HYBRID NAVIGATION
Online navigation or offline upgrade – it’s your choice

✔  TRUE BARGAIN
No hidden costs – no subscriptions

✔  FULLY LOADED
Local search, map view, ‘take me home’ button, contact list navigation, iPod playback, stationary speed trap warnings in various countries

✔  REVOLUTION INSIDE
Powered by OpenStreetMap – the most dynamic digital map on the planet

✔  UNIVERSAL APP
Navigation for iPhones and 3G-iPads

 

 

Find out more:

✩✩✩ NO HIDDEN COSTS – NO SUBSCRIPTIONS
The app itself as well as all in-app purchases have one thing in common: you pay once and forever. There are no timeframes to consider, no subscriptions to keep track off, no “trial” phases after which the app just stops working.

✩✩✩ ONLINE NAVIGATION OR OFFLINE UPGRADE – IT’S YOUR CHOICE
You can use this app online without limitations. Yet if you live in an area with spotty reception or want to use it abroad without being charged super-high roaming costs by your mobile carrier, you can purchase installable maps for most countries or entire continents as upgrades from within the app at very low prices.

Skobbler is the first navigation app to offer this “hybrid” capability. This gives you a choice on which maps are worth your device’s limited storage capacity. Install and de-install maps as you see fit at any time. You don’t have to clog your device with data that you’ll never use anyway.

✩✩✩ POWERED BY OPENSTREETMAP – THE MOST DYNAMIC DIGITAL MAP ON THE PLANET
skobbler uses the brilliant Open Source project OpenStreetMap as map source. Find ut what’s already possible based on the input of more than 600,000 mapping enthusiasts around the world. Especially in urban areas, the OpenStreetMap is already the most-detailed digital map.

In some other areas, the map might not be perfect yet though. The upside: you can help to change that by reporting map errors directly from within the app. Find out more about the OpenStreetMap on www.openstreetmap.org.

 

The good thing for you in any case: we provide you with regular map updates – at no extra cost!

✩✩✩ NAVIGATION FOR iPhone AND 3G-iPads
You can use this app on your iPhone as well as on any iPad with 3G (only these have GPS receivers).

 

 

 

This app is designed for and is Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

  • $0.99
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated: Nov 05, 2012
  • Version: 4.3
  • Size: 19.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Seller: skobbler GmbH
  • © 2012 skobbler GmbH

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

 

 

iGun Pro HD FREE Weapons simulator, load and fire the weapons on iphone or iPad!

Description

☆☆☆
THE #1 RATED GUN SIMULATOR AND ENCYCLOPEDIA ON THE APP-STORE ☆☆☆

Don’t settle for cheap imitations. Get the Original Gun Application

iGun Pro lets you do everything from virtually reload, chamber, and fire your
favorite guns, to learning about their history and specifications. From the
amazing graphics to the smallest details and accuracy, you will not find a
higher quality gun application on the AppStore.

Features:

• A huge library of over 100 guns with more always being added.

 


• Customizable gun wall. Lay your guns out how you want them, on the ever
expanding gun wall.

 


• Ultra-Realistic gun simulation including both motion blur and smoke

 


• Customize your shooting experience with adjustable recoil, motion blur, and
slow motion


• See the full specifications sheet for each of the guns included in iGun Pro

 


• Over 35 Updates already with no end in sight. New guns and features are
always being added

• Developers who are always listening for what you want next! Give us feedback
on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/iGunPro

 

Click Play Button on Video Player below to view Video.

 

 

 

A Small Sample of Guns Included in iGun Pro:

P90, UZI, Desert Eagle, MP5, M4, ACR, PPSh-41, M82A1 (Barret 50 Cal), Thomson,
XD9 , AK-47, SVT 40, SAW, Browning Machine Gun, FN SCAR-H, GLOCK 18, M1 GARAND,
M1911, MP40, AA-12 Automatic Shotgun, ACR + Many More! We are up to over 100
Guns Total!

iGun Pro, the iGun Pro logo, Crimson Moon Entertainment, and the Crimson Moon
Entertainment logo are all trademarks of Crimson Moon Entertainment LLC and may
not be used without explicit written permission.

6 Fun iPhone Animal Apps to Get Kids Reading and Learning

If you own an iPhone, and you also have toddlers or kids who are about to enter school, put the iPhone and the kids together with some of the apps listed below to keep the kids busy as they prepare themselves for school.

The list below is separated by categories, and each app is listed alphabetically under those categories to show that we do not favor one app over another. The links lead to reviews about the apps or to the businesses that created the apps. This way, you can learn more about the apps before you download them.

While many of the apps listed below are free, some cost anywhere from $0.99 to under $4.00. Also, the reviews can help you learn whether the app truly is age-appropriate for your child.

1. ABC Animals Teaches Kids to Write Using iPhone

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ABC Animals is a clever application because it can be used by children across a large age range. I’m not sure if the developers at Critical Matter intended this. But, I’ve found it can be used by children as young as 18 months, up to as old as seven – depending on their level of development. And, given the rate at which children grow and develop during the first 7 years of their life this a decent achievement.

The application supports children to learn their ABCs. A child is able to flick through iPhone cards from A-Z. Each card has the letter in upper and lowercase and a cartoon picture of an animal that begins with that letter. (Geek sensibilities are catered for a “D” is sometimes represented by a dragon).

Young children can simply flick through look at the pictures and repeat the letters and words. While older children, by double tapping the screen can flip the card over to examples of how the letters are written. Then, using their finger or a iPhone pen they can trace the letter, just like they do in school learning to write.

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This second aspect of the application has a lot of potential; my only qualm is that the double tap feature is not offered in any form of instructions in the application. I discovered it by accident.   I love the fact the letters are sitting on “lined paper” graphics and the clear directives on how to write letters had me imagining school classrooms full of children with iPhones (a high tech return to the “chalk and slate” that our grandparents used).

ABC Animals could do with some options and instructions. Still, it offers ABC activities for young children right through their development.

Though, the developer’s images are poorly targeted at kids. I think the images suit children aged 8+. The eyes of the animals look like they belong on Bratz dolls and to better engage younger children they could use much simpler graphics

Still, another fine app, once a few refinements are made. Worth the $2.99 price at iTunes because it can be used by children of different ages and stages.

Wired: An iPhone App that supports child literacy from 18 months to 7 years.

Tired: Need instructions and the images aren’t the best for younger children.

Seen any good iPhone Apps for young children recently? Let us know in the comments (below the articles).

Animal Match Kids is a fun filled memory match game for kids of all ages. Improve/test your kids memory skills by matching pairs of cute and friendly animals.

Features:- Cute and friendly animals graphics.

– 26 available cards.

– 4 difficulty levels (6, 12, 20, 30).

– Very Easy level with just 6 cards for kids just learning.

– Adorable animals.

– Cute animations.

– Fun and challenging matching pairs gameplay.

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3. AnimalSays is memory game for kids and all ages.

AnimalSays is memory game for kids and all ages. Just like Simon

Tap the animal in the order the animal call.

Fun and educational for the whole family.

– Animals dog, cat, elephant, lion, duck, sheep, horse, and pig

– High Score

– OpenFeint for online high scores & achievements.

– How many can you memorize?

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4. Dex ABC Animals flash cards

Camdiloo media’s Dex ABC Animals flash cards is one of a series of educational applications developed for the iPhone, designed with toddlers and pre-school children in mind. As parents, we have all witnessed the attraction the iPhone holds for young kids. As designers, their goal is to combine educational tools with the iPhone’s interface, and to merge that with a high emphasis on quality, mindful designs. Flash cards are a wonderful learning tool for young children and they bring hours of enjoyment and educational benefits. Inspired by traditional, familiar card layouts, their flash cards combine bold colors, large simple alphabet letters and custom illustrations to bring the flash card concept to life. Each letter of the alphabet is paired with a corresponding animal, helping to teach your toddler ABCs, animal names, first sight words, upper- and lower-case letterforms, and the pronunciation of letters and the animal names.They have kept the interface and overall touch-screen experience simple and intuitive, so children of all ages can navigate the cards. With a simple “tap”, the card flips, while a “slide” of the finger advances to the next card. They have also included some custom settings which allow the deck of flash cards to be shuffled and restacked, among other features.

They have enjoyed creating this application and have been motivated by watching the excitement level of their own children increase during the development process. 

Languages: English

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch
Requires iPhone 2.0 software update

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5. Landleben Shows Kids Farm Life on iPhone

Florian “Utsi” Martin announced Monday Landleben 1.0, a children’s game for the iPhone that allows to experience farm life. The game presents kids with a 360 degree picture with various farm animals. The art and imagery was developed by Lee Barlage, a German-based illustrator for children’s books.

Tapping on different elements within that picture presents kids the appropriate animations and sounds. The game includes a counter that keeps track of how many sounds and animations have been discovered.

The game is priced at US$.99, and is available on the iTunes store.

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6.Landleben, a charming barn adventure for toddlers and families

For your iPhone or iPod touch.

Inside a little bouncing barn, friendly farm animals are waiting to pop out and surprise your little one. Try and guess who they are; tap the doors to find out!

Work with your child to learn the names of animals — in English or Spanish — and hear the sounds they make! Younger children will love opening the barn doors to find a new animal animation, as they learn about cause and effect and become familiar with animal names and sounds. Preschoolers will enjoy guessing animals by sound, then seeing the animal names, which helps them develop early literacy skills. And everyone will adore the illustrations by Divya Srinivasan, whose work is regularly featured in the New Yorker.

Peekaboo Barn was made for you and your toddler by artists and educators, not marketers, robots, or companies repackaging clip art. Our team has backgrounds in cognitive science and child development, and we’ve worked in educational media everywhere from Yahoo! to the Smithsonian Institution.

When you could really use a safe distraction — in airports, restaurants, and waiting rooms — or you’d like to try something new with your little genius, Peekaboo Barn is the educational, artful solution. Enjoy!

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile’13 iPhone App – all the Latest News, Standings from NASCAR

The latest news from Sprint Cup NASCAR Racing, as well a all the results, driver standings and race information. A complete dash tells you when the race was, when and where the next race is, and where your favorite driver is on the leaderboard.

 

 

 

 

Description

 

Stay connected to the most popular motorsport in America with the Official app from NASCAR: NASCAR Mobile ’13. The new NASCAR Mobile ’13 app offers comprehensive in-depth news, expert analysis, video and photos directly from the source. Immerse yourself even further into the NASCAR experience with comprehensive driver information, race highlights and social media updates from NASCAR’s biggest stars. Reconnect with the excitement that was the 2012 NASCAR season and learn about the amazing new Sixth Generation car and what is in store for the upcoming 2013 season. Whether you are a first-time fan or avid fan of NASCAR, the Official NASCAR app is for you!
o Coming in February – LIVE RACE DAY COVERAGE
o Year-Round in-depth coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
o Driver information and historical data
o Breaking news, expert analysis and media including articles, images and video
o Schedules, driver standings and track information

Description

Only NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile allows you to follow your favorite driver and the live race action all season long. Sprint customers get exclusive access to additional content including live in-car audio, live race radio, the NASCAR on SPEED broadcast and real-time telemetry data. Only from Sprint, NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile is FREE with an Unlimited data plan.

 

 

 

 

 


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23 Useful & Amazing iPhone apps help you with shopping, chatting, reading & even refilling gas & more!

iPhone needs no introduction.Apple’s iPhone has passed Motorola’s Razr to become the top consumer phone in USA.

Today I am going to tell you not 5, not 10 but 23 exciting and useful iPhone apps to help you with shopping, chatting, reading and even refilling gas and much more.

1. List Your Shopping Items with One Trip Shopping List

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Do you forget about shopping items and come home missing two or three of them just to curse and go back again? Isn’t it pretty annoying to list things in a paper and take it out inside a sophisticated shopping mall?

This One Trip Shopping List bring you a simple and ingenious interface for quickly organizing and building a shopping list. It’s simple, and any iPhone user should find it incredibly useful.

2. Chat with Your Buddies through Piblictivity iPhone Chat

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Are you a crazy chatter? The iPhoneChat web application lets you log into AIM, view your contacts, and handle tabbed chats. Go to the site using the link above and click on the See It In Action link – then click on the “Chat” folder on the page that opens to see the demo video.

Again if you need to log into different web messengers, you can try meebo.

3. Read your e-books through Google Reader with iPhone Feeds App

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Are you a keen bookworm? And find your laptop too big an application to roam around with and read at leisure? Then iPhone app Feeds is just the right gadget for you as google has officially released beta version for iPhone google reader. Note: Click on the google Reader link above, you must have a google sign on name and password to login and use Google Reader.

This new version is designed to offer many of the same features as the desktop, while making it quick and easy to act on items.

4. Read and Edit Your Office Documents through iZoho

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Do you want to edit a Microsoft document from iPhone? or say have some last minute inputs in Excel sheet. You can now do it from iZoho.

iiZoho bring in Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet, and Zoho Show. The iPhone can display PDFs, Word docs, and Excel spreadsheets, but with Zoho’s tools you can actually edit some of them.

To which, an iPhone lover had to say,

“SWEET. i don’t know why i’d ever need to make a spreadsheet or write a doc on my iPhone, but i love knowing that i CAN.”

cute and true, lol.

5. Find and Refill Gas from Gas.app

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Are you in need of Gas and can not find a station? And even if you do from the maps, you can not locate where exactly?

Give iPhone Gas.app your zip code. Not only do you get a quick overview of the offerings, but you can also click the station to get a Google Map view. It integrates with Google Maps too well. Nice app.

6. Read All the Headlines of Today’s News from iActu

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Do you leave early for office? Possibility is you miss out on morning news. What if your iPhone supplies that and from the newspaper you wanna read?

iActu provides a really cool newsstand interface for popular news outlets like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and more. Not only is the homepage cool, but browsing headlines is also resized for optimal viewing.

7. Dig Your News up through iDigg

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Those who are familiar with digg, don’t need any reason to dig for.Get all the latest news, views and buzz through the really nice iPhone app for digg. It works pretty well.

8. Click and Flick your Photos through iFlickr

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Do you love clicking and sharing your photos? Is it too uncool to go to a tour with office laptop. So how will you put your snaps on internet? iFlickr does it with ease.

I wonder why didn’t Flickr think of any iPhone optimized app yet, but anyway, you can do it through an efficient app named iFlickr.

9. Know Movie Show Times through goMovies

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Wanna go for a movie with your date and don’t know which movie to go to? Don’t run around for telephone directory or call up your friends. To save you from embarrassment, goMovies is here.

goMovies provides a nice interface for looking up movie showtimes from movie site Fandango by zip code. Though, more such optimized and new apps are created in this segment.

10. Cook Your Ways to Reach the Hearts through Cookbooks

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Wanna surprise your spouse or children with new recipes but can not find one? Well, cooking books are as obsolete as yahoo search engines. So what do you do?

Cooking web site 101 Cookbooks has created an iPhone interface for searching for recipes on the go with your iPhone. Find it here

11. Read Anything and Everything through Reader

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If you buy e-books and are an avid reader, then ereader is for you. Very simple application. To read a book you simply tap on the title in your Bookshelf and then flick across the page from right to left to turn the page or the other way to turn it back. Those fond of ereaders should try this on iPhone as well.

12. Capture Everything for Ever through Evernote

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Evernote is an incredible application that lets you capture text, photo, and audio notes on the iPhone that are synced to the server.

The real power is in the recognition engine they use that can even find text in photos you capture so you will never forget anything again (thus the elephant icon). A free account will let you upload 40MB of data a month while a premium account (US$45/year or US$5/month) will let you upload 500MB/month. They provide a stronger security via SSL and you also get priority image recognition.

13. Keep Track of Your Bank Account through SplashMoney

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Need to do a transaction while you are on the way with no internet or bank at sight? If it is very important, then you are saved, thank SplashMonkey.

This new iPhone application has all functionalities that a modern day e-banking software have, with an even easier interface. Use it to monitor your checking and credit card account and also enter transactions on the go.

14. Tune Yourself with Music through Pandora

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Do you love listening to music? Online music is on its way to future. and Pandora (internet raidio) is just another feature to it.

Pandora is an app that not only lets you listen to music (which works wonderfully with iPhone 3G) but also you can bookmark it online to get more information on the song and also you can give a thumps up to add it to your preference. Moreover, you can skip through the current playlist to listen to your desired songs.All on feather touch. Thanks Apple.

15. Help Yourself with Google Mobile App

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When you get Google and Apple collaborating under one roof, that is the height of facilities.

The Google Mobile App gives you something like Silverlight on the iPhone with the ability to quickly find web pages, business listings, phone contacts, and more with a smart filter methodology that lists relevant search results as you enter text. Makes your browsing easier.

16. Get All the Information from Your Locale through Express

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Need a weather report before going for a long drive on a cloudy day? Did your favorite baseball team play today? Wanna know the score? Even if you are on street. express arranges it.

17. Increase Your Social Networking through Facebook and Twitter

Two of the most popular modern social networking sites let you hook to iPhone and understand the world.

Twitterific is a wonderful application for twitter

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Facebook has made an application of theirs esp for Apple iPhone.

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So all what you need, iPhone has it.

18. Connect Your Wi-Fi through Jiwire Wi-Fi Finder

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Connecting to the Internet using Wi-Fi almost always delivers dramatically better performance. On-the-go JiWire helps you locate wireless hotspots around the world. Simply type in a location or zip code, and you’ll get a list of free and/or paid networks nearby.

19. Chat with Anyone in Any Damn Messenger Through MUNDU

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DO you find iChat too restricted because it gives you only one option i.e. to chat in AIM? What if I offer you one that has not one or two but four prime messenger services in a very easy-to-use interface.

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Mundu allows users to chat using AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, and Google’s GTalk through a clean and intuitive tabbed interface (one tab for login/logout of each service, one for contacts, and one for chats).

20. List Any Job through Listingly

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Forgetful people are not selectively so. They don’t only forget shopping items. If One trip shopping list was too much for a single application then have many under one roof just like Mundu did for messengers.

Listingly is a great online list manager that now offers an iPhone web application. Listingly can be used to create to-do lists, grocery lists, wish lists, and freestyle lists.

Listingly can also group items into categories (in fact, Grocery lists are smart lists that group similar items together automatically).

21. Search and Organize your Apps through uPhoneHome

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The two biggest challenges to taking advantage of the various iPhone applications are finding them and organizing them. uPhoneHome helps you do both.

Using an interface similar to the iPhone’s home screen, it provides icons/links to a large selection of iPhone applications. You can sort the list by date and category to help you find specific types of applications or to find new applications that have recently been released.

When you launch an application from uPhoneHome, your favorites are displayed, along with a home icon to return to uPhoneHome in a frame at the top edge of Safari’s display for easy access.

So all you appz freak iPhone users, don’t worry from now on.

22. Whistle or Hum To Get the Song through Midomi SoundHound – the ultimate mobile music search experience:

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  • Just hold your iPhone up to a speaker, and SoundHound names the tune in as little as five seconds!
  • It even works if you sing or hum the melody, or if you do it while an iPod song plays – no more title or artist confusion for your iPod songs.
  • Instant lyrics and lyrics text search for most songs – whether you find the song with Midomi SoundHound or have it in your iPod.
  • The world’s first ever combined “My Music” and online search: when your SoundHound search results match a song in your iPod library, you’ll see an iPod icon right there to play your own version.
  • Charts of the hottest songs, just grabbed songs, and SoundHound’s much-anticipated “Underplayed” list.
  • Groundbreaking new design with instant access to previews, bios, top songs and YouTube videos.
  • Sharing on email, Facebook and Twitter.
With SoundHound’s search and music browsing, you and your friends will get in touch with music like never before.
  • “This is amazing.” The New York Times’ David Pogue
  • “…could save your sanity.” Don Lemon, CNN
  • Time magazine top 11 iPhone apps
  • *#1 in “Ten of the Best iPhone Apps.” -The Sunday Times (UK)
Download SoundHound, powered by Melodis’ own Sound2Sound Search Science.

23. Change Your iPhone to an Universal Remote with Red Eye

With the RedEye system you can use your iPhone or iPod touch to control your TV, stereo, cable box, DVD player, and many other devices that receive standard (infrared) signals. In other words, no more hunting through your sofa cushions for all those different remotes – all the control you need is right in your pocket.

  • Personal. Each person in your house can use her own iPhone or iPod touch as a controller, and more than one controller can interact with your gear simultaneously.
  • Simple. One touch launches any activity – watch TV, listen to music, play a video. And custom screen layouts for each activity mean you never have to hunt for the right button.
  • Smart. Multi-touch gestures for common functions, free software upgrades delivered through iTunes, the ability to control different rooms from anywhere in the house – all cheaper than other universal remotes.


There are plenty of other applications for iPhones. But I discussed some of the most important and useful ones. I hope you liked the idea. For any query or suggestion, write to me.

[Thanks to lifehacker, blogs.zdnet, informationIT and laptopmag ]