Let’s face it, the iPhone is everywhere. Commercials are on television, and any retailer worth its square footage carries the pertinent models. Sooner or later, though, the market will be saturated, right? At some point, iPhone sales will hit a bit of a dead end, right?
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.
Based on the developer's past App Store record, it's safe to say that iOS game-maker Ravenous Games certainly has the platforming formula down, along other things. Previously at the helm of popular titles including League of Evil, League of Evil 2, Random Heroes, and Beatdown, the indie developer has managed to capture the App Store's attention with its extensive lineup. Recently released, Infestor ($0.99) is the newest addition to Ravenous Games' collection of retro platformers, and it certainly does not fail to satisfy.
Water has been a notorious culprit behind the unfortunate demise of iOS devices. The vulnerability between an iPhone and any liquid is quite daunting, and many of us users have had firsthand experience involving an iPhone and a stray particle of liquid that managed to find its way into one of the device's accessible ports. While it's certainly not pleasant having your device wrecked, there are ways of safeguarding against water damage. One of the most highly anticipated waterproof companions is LifeProof's versatile frē case for the iPhone ($79.99).
An iPhone in Australia is apparently as popular as a hot dog vendor at an American baseball game. So much so, the Australian Treasury Department has dumped the BlackBerry in favor of the iPhone, a move that many an iPhone fan has made at some point in his or her
Many iPhone fans already feel their device is out of this world, but a new pending patent from Apple seems to suggest that Apple is about to take that literally–by using solar power. Indeed, a patent application has been submitted which covers a panel that is not only a touch-screen,
It's probably quite apparent by now that we absolutely adore retro games here at iPhone Alley. The stylish artwork, fast-paced gameplay and playfully absurd premises coalesce to form a genre that seems like it was designed solely for touchscreens. A favorite developer who has consistently managed to release such arcade-styled games with incredible chart-topping potential is indie Dutch game maker, OrangePixel. The latest of their releases, Gunslugs ($1.99), is nothing short of fantastic, and it's kept us absolutely obsessed for the past few weeks since its release.
There are many things that the iPhone is known for, namely being a patent magnet for its manufacturer, Apple. It has emerged that Apple has scored yet another patent victory, this time for its famous slide-to-lock user interface.
For some inexplicable reason, some iPhone users seem to be intent on jailbreaking their expensive devices. Common sense dictates that this isn’t a wise practice, as jailbreaking programs are often developed by, you know, hackers.
Apple rumors are always juicy, but this latest one takes the cake. Apple is falling apart because Jony Ive and its design team have too much power, designing ultra-sleek products that are difficult to manufacture. This, according to a respected analyst.