Has Santa been gracious enough to leave a gift made by elves of a different breed? Perhaps, a gift featuring a name beginning with the famous “i” we have come to know and love. Welcome to the world of iOS, those lucky enough to find an iPhone 4S/5, iPod touch,
Devoted fanatics and new readers alike, It is my humblest honor to introduce myself as iPhone Alley’s new editor-in-chief and manager of site affairs, transitioning from my position as an eclectic writer to take the reigns of the site. Let me be frank before I continue: iPhone Alley is not
It's been an incredible year, undoubtedly, for Australian-based developer, Halfbrick. The worry of gaining popularity is hardly an issue with the tons of chart-topping games that the developer already has under its extensive belt. In order to end the year on a good note, the studio has dropped the price of each and every one of its App Store titles to completely free - a twenty-four hour deal that seemingly appeared out of absolutely nowhere.
If the end of the world is upon us, it cannot get much more genre-defining than in boundary-pushing shooter The Drowning by developers that have brought their magic touch to Halo, Far Cry, and Battlefield. Not only is the apocalyptic mobile gaming category about to get serious, but it will
Here at iPhone Alley, we sympathize with what you have to put up with during the holidays. Whether it be a stressful dinner that should be a touch more warming or the sting of realizing the truth about Santa, we get it. We understand what you are going through so much so that we have to profusely apologize... that the re-launch is still being mulled over and perfected! How would an iPad mini giveaway ease the pain?
Our friends over at the mail-in iOS device repair center iResQ are piloting a contest for not one, but two new fifth-generation iPod touches! We wanted to extend this contest to our community, since we also love giving away amazingly-worthwhile prizes. Join us after the break as we rundown how our community can enter iResQ's contest for the sake of having a chance at fixing any bouts of iPod-lessness.
As we are in the phases of preparing to re-launch iPhone Alley, redesigning each and every bolt of the site from the ground up, of course we realize the key to a well-oiled machine is to have a fantastic team working on it. Thus we are accepting applications to join a team of exceptional writers in our venture to become a perfectly well-rounded iOS site with up-to-the-minute iOS/iPhone/iPad/Apple news, unique article series, top-notch application and product reviews, all rounded out by enlightening editorials and a sharp wit; to name some of the vast array of topics we would like to cover. Intrigued to become part of an evolving team at a top-ranking technology blog centering around what is perhaps the hottest topic of our time? Continue reading to find out exactly what we are looking for and how to apply.
Just as iPhone 5 availability has improved by a week (now taking 2-3 weeks for orders from the Apple Store to ship), comes reports sporting the addition of the "S" we have come to expect from a follow-up release. Don't get too cozy with iPhone 5 as Apple may be pushing its follow-up much more aggressively, with new rumors pointing to production testing beginning this December. Such a speedy production timeframe could mean that we will see iPhone 5S much earlier than anticipated.
Now that Apple's miniaturized solution to the 7" tablet market has been in buyers' hands for long enough to come to the realization it more or less holds its own against its competition (including its 9.7" counterpart), we want to know whether the beloved features you have had to give up when downsizing were worth the airy-light, pencil-thin tablet dream that iPad mini encompasses or if it belongs in the bargain bin with dreaded failures such as the Blackberry Playbook. Of course, sales tell a story of another smash hit in numbers but just how much does that translate into the actual experience of iOS on a 7.9" non-Retina Display? Can iPad be just as "magical" in a smaller package or does the miniature size desperately shout catch-up to a growing segment of the market Apple's competitors have created?
As Hurricane Sandy looms over the East Coast, there is certainly an urgency for those that are about to feel the brunt of its effects (including myself in New Jersey) to become better-prepared for blackouts, emergencies, and every Sandy-originating issue in between. Smartphones are an essential part of that preparation, although many will overlook necessities that could make a major difference as Sandy hits.