The overall availability of iPhone mail clients hasn't come short, in terms of numbers. With this year's notable release of Sparrow for Gmail, the total number of mail apps, both third-party and official, can be a bit overwhelming for iPhone users. Mailbox, announced two days ago, is an application set for launch next year that aims to bring a totally revamped experience iPhone owners who are also mutual users of Gmail's email services.
Even with the consolidation and downsizing of image sizes that the iPhone automatically does through text messages or iMessage, picture chatting isn't too friendly, for long time use, to your limited data plan. To say the least, it's an inconvenient, cumbersome task that isn't in the least bit efficient. Quite awhile ago, an application was released that made photo-messaging as simple as taking a picture and sending it off to a contact. Dubbed Snapchat, the free app quickly rose to the top for its easy-to-navigate user interface and the undeniably fast time it takes to send a picture. With an update released today, Snapchat now offers video-messaging among with a slew of other exclusive, new features.
Some people tend to prefer the risk of damaging their naked iPhones over slapping a protective case onto the device. The reason? Cases usually diminish the natural elegance of the bare iPhone and instead replace it with generic polycarbonate or silicone (in most situations). However, for those users who are willing to come halfway rather than possibly damaging their phones without any protector or using a case, there are numerous other solutions currently available. Part of the company's Original Series, Mujjo's Sleeve for the iPhone 5 ($45) is a top contender despite its rather high pricing.
Although Gmail continues to be the reigning champion in the field of email services, Yahoo still boasts a total of over 110 million people that are using the services that it offers. For those who are dedicated users of the service, an augmentation was announced earlier today making the whole experience both more intuitive and robust with the launch of an all-new desktop client as well as a brand new mail app for iOS.
If you've ever misplaced your iOS device before, whether it be a simple instance where you've forgotten where you last put it in your house or a large scale situation where it's been stolen, you've experienced the burning sensation of worry. Thankfully, software like Apple's own Find My iPhone service aids users in discovering the location of their lost iOS devices. This service has now further expanded by the recent addition of support for driving directions to the last-known location of the device.
It's always satisfying when product reviewers such as myself come across a product that is comparably different than the majority of others in the similar competitive market. Whether it be speakers, stands or, in this case, phone cases, design is essential for the success of a product in the crowded market that iOS devices have created for themselves. Because of its uniqueness and stand-out-character, product manufacturer Uniea's Harmony Series case ($24.95) for the iPhone 5 is a perfectly suitable contender for your next phone case.
Photography enthusiasts undoubtedly spend tons of time editing photos to reflect their absolute perfection. Part of the reason popular photo-sharing social network, Instagram rose to the top so quickly is the fact that the app can makes just about any picture look decent with the simple touch of a button. The already fantastic mobile application, to the pleasure of Instagram fans, was further improved today with the release of the app's 3.2 version update.
The holiday season has quickly crept up on us, and everywhere you go you're hit by the mass number of shoppers searching for suitable presents to fulfill their loved one's wishes. Holiday cheer is unique - young children happily conversing about what they've got on their Christmas wishlist, parents bustling around, and the merry joy people get from sharing a glass of eggnog. To get in on the holiday festivities, Electronic Arts, huge publisher and developer of many iOS titles, has given one of its best free-to-play games a Christmas-themed update.
Every single day thousands of applications flood the the open doors of Apple's App Store. Some are genuinely good while others are trash that someone has created simply to squeeze a few bucks out of, which causes many of the deserving applications to slip under the view of a casual App Store user. Therefore, in order to shed light on these underrated applications, iPhone Alley has begun to highlight any hidden gems hiding within the arsenal of applications the App Store currently hosts. Whether you're the kind seeking a worthwhile game to waste some time, or you're in search of an intuitive utility that bests every other, these weekly guides are your ultimate resource for finding apps that have slipped under the general radar of App Store users.
Earlier this year, specifically the final days marking the end of October, Rockstar Games announced that it would be porting yet another iteration of its widely popular Grand Theft Auto series to the iPhone and iPad. In celebration of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City's tenth anniversary, Rockstar Games has reported that it will be releasing an iOS-version of the title on December 6th.