What apps I’m using on my iPhone

July 31, 2009 at 2:21 pm (Technology) (, )

Occasionally I like to post these because there are so many AWESOME apps on the iPhone, and hard to keep up with all of them. I just got my 3GS and I’m back up and running, and here’s what I’ve been using.  I’m also cheap, so these are all free.

  • fring – If you’re looking for push notification for Skype, AIM, GTalk, ICQ, Yahoo or AIM this is it. Unfortunately the twitter support will push ALL mesages to the phone and as far as I can tell that is the only option in fring. I’ve also been playing with the SIP support for Gizmo5 and Google Voice.
  • Chess with Friends and Words with Friends – These 2 apps support multiplayer chess and scrabble, enough said. My username is doctorsound.
  • Bump – Transfer contact info between two bump users via a fist bump. I wish more people had this set up already…
  • World War – I’m again addicted to another unimaginative MMO iPhone app, this one focused around the military. my ‘alliance’ code is J8YDEB
  • Cube – First Person Shooter for the iPhone, seems to be kinda buggy. It’s got a lot of potential, especially with better Multiplayer capabilities.

What are some apps that have caught your attention?

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Blogging from my iPhone

April 23, 2009 at 9:36 pm (Technology) (, )

Finally figured out my password issue trying to log onto wordpress. Anyway, the wordpress app is awesome. It’s definately not fully featured, but great for on the go. If you use worspress and have an iPhone I definately suggest you check it out. That is all.

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What I’m playing on my iPhone

April 14, 2009 at 11:03 pm (Technology) ()

I’ve been pretty addicted to a couple of multiplayer iPhone games recently, mainly Mafia Wars, which in part revolves around adding members to your gang. It’s a great passive game, so check it out, and add me, my ID is 8304192006. For the record, I also love Race Wars, iMafia and Ninjas, but I don’t need to whore myself out online to get “crew”. If you play, add me and add your ID below and I’ll add it too, but note, I don’t play any of the facebook ones.

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IMHO: Bold vs. iPhone

February 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm (Technology) (, , , , )

Let me start by saying a couple things. First, this is by no means an in depth review of either, and all information is ‘as is’ and is subject to truthfulness and change and in no way is a representation of either AT&T, Apple or Blackberry. Second, I know this is about 4 months too late, but I’ve now had enough time with both to find all the quirks. Lastly, I love both of these phones. They are hands down 2 of the best phones you can buy via carriers today. Do not mistake my criticisms for fanboyism for either product.

1st up, the crowd favorite, the iPhone:

Pros:

  • App store: If there is one thing that I miss the most about the iPhone, it’s the app store.
  • Touch screen: Now, I haven’t had a lot of face time with the big competitor on this one, The Storm, but it is hands down better than any other touch screen phone I’ve handled.
  • Texting: Full keyboard, auto correct, threaded text that is so simple and easy I can do it one handed. drunk. in a windstorm. with a chimpanzee on my back beating my skull in. You get the point.
  • Accessorize: There are more cases available for the iPhone than you can shake a stick at, plus many more cool accessories.
  • Email: It looks pretty, full html email support is awesome, especially if you actually want to read those emails newegg.com sends you.

Cons:

  • Everything already stated by everyone criticizing the iPhone: mms, copy/paste, background tasks, video, etc…
  • Email support sucks: It does. It’s pretty (above), but between the pain in the ass setup process and limited support. Have you tried to set up a charter.net email on an iPhone? Don’t bother.
  • No insurance: I couldn’t trust myself with that thing.
  • No Turn by turn GPS: Or traffic rerouting for that matter. I think there is big money to be made here.

The Underdog (Blackberry Bold)

Pros:

  • PUSH. EMAIL. SUPPORT.: For everyone, any email service. end of story.
  • Solid keyboard: I’m pretty picky about my keyboards now, the Bold is definitely hands down the best physical keyboard. When you pick it up and start slamming out some text, you’ll notice the difference.
  • Less app restrictions: Less restrictive API and no manufacturing blessing necessary. Opera mini and Youmail are my two favorite apps, which will never be available on the iPhone if things stay the way they are.

Cons:

  • Coolness: Definitely less cool than the iPhone. Yes I am that vain and self centered.
  • Leather Back: While it looks classy, mine is already all torn up.

Either way, you’re getting an awesome phone, and do recommend both, you just need to decide what is important to you. What phones do you guys recommend?

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