Exclusion Zone: Anti-Air Warfare App Review – Protect Your Base In This Exact Opposite of Flight Control
Exclusion Zone: Anti-Air Warfare recently released by Appular offers intense line-drawing action where you direct missiles at oncoming aircraft preventing them from ultimately reaching your base. Though it stands out with its stand-out premise, it doesn’t take into consideration that good graphics are essential to the overall fun level of
Piggy-backing on yesterday's tip, I have yet another Voice Control tip for you guys. Although Voice Control is fairly limited in its abilities, it can read more than just a contact's name. Specifically it can read from the nickname field as well. This means that you can tell your iPhone to "call Dad," instead of having to refer to your father by his proper name.
But wait, it gets even more entertaining! Voice Control will understand just about any nickname you assign to a contact. For example, instead of saying "call Jeff Gamet," I say "call Mr. Cuddles" because he's a cuddly guy. The possibilities are endless, and frankly the comical uses will likely outweigh the practical ones.
As many of you already know, the iPhone 3GS comes with an awesome feature called Voice Control. It lets you make calls or play music just by telling your iPhone what to do. To activate Voice Control, you press and hold the Home button. But what if you want to do something via Voice Control without looking at your iPhone?
Starting with iPhone 3.1, you can now use a Bluetooth headset to activate the feature. To do this, simply press the answer/end button on a paired Bluetooth headset while not on a call (be sure a call isn't coming in). Voice Control will be routed through your headset so that you can start a call without looking at your phone. Awesome! You can also do the same to begin playing music.
Earlier this month mentions were found in the iPhone OS 3.0 beta of several features not mentioned by Apple, including 'voice control'. Now, Ars Technica has further details on the feature from sources inside Ars Technica that are "familiar with the matter", although there are still few details known.
Our friends over at MacRumors have received some very convincing evidence that video recording will be a feature in the next iPhone. A screenshot of the latest iPhone beta shows what appears to be the interface for recording video on an iPhone. It's similar to the current Camera app with the addition of a toggle for video recording. The screen is only visible when a certain configuration file is altered to say that a video camera is present.
A cool new voice recognition app was released into the App Store today. It's called Vocalia, from developer Creaceed, and it lets you search your iPhone's contacts without the need to contact the internet You just tap the app, speak the name of the contact, and it will automatically open it for you. Vocalia is available for $3.99 (€2.99) until October 18th, when it becomes $7.99 [App Store].
Those of you familiar with the time-old rivalry between software companies Apple and Microsoft probably appreciate the significance of the fact that Apple has created their own software development platform in the iPhone and iPod touch. The App Store is a hit, and everybody wants a part of it, even Microsoft, who recently unveiled plans for their own iPhone app, TellMe.
Dial Directions Software has just announced their new app, Say Where for the iPhone. The app uses voice recognition to allow users to search for things like directions, businesses, reviews, and more just by tapping the screen and speaking the location. Users can chose which mobile site to search, including Traffic.com, MapQuest, Yelp, Yellow Pages, Google Local, Ask.com and more.
Looking for a voice dialing application? A new one that was previously available in Installer.app for jailbroken phones has just hit the App Store. It's called (not surprisingly) Voice Dial. If it's anything like the previous version, then it should be pretty good, but it carries a hefty price tag at $25. SpeechCloud, another voice dialing app, is offered for free, but reviewers are less than happy with it. You can find Voice Dial in the App Store. [via Gizmodo]
File this under the long, long list of reasons why having third party native applications on the iPhone is a very good idea. If you've been waiting for Apple to add voice-dialing functionality to the iPhone, you'll probably be waiting a long, long time, but Fonix Speech, Inc. has stepped up to offer their own solution. It's called iSpeak, and it lets you dial any of your contacts with no more than a voice command, as well as select an artist, song, or playlist in the iPod app.