We reviewed this game, and it passed through our process with a respectable 4.5/5 stars. Don't Run With a Plasma Sword is a clever mashup of endless running, boss fights, humorous cartoons as well as with RPG elements mixed, and it's currently free as part of a unique promotion from which you can prizes out. Everyone loves free things!
iPhone Alley is undergoing an update. Many of you have likely already noticed that some things are different, some things are or were temporarily broken, and some things have stayed the same. Typically, we update things offsite and then make them live so that our users never notice any disturbance, however this time we zigged when we should have zagged. Since we've begun, I have received quite a bit of feedback. Some of it has been positive. Some of it has been...well, less than positive. Take this recent gem I received (anonymously of course) via our contact us form:
While a lot of attention has been put on the upgraded camera coming to the iPhone 4, we thought we would compare some iPhone camera apps that don't require a ton of megapixels to make great pictures. Each of these apps help the iPhone take cheap retro looking photos, like the plastic cameras that used to be popular in the late 70s/early 80s. In this shootout, we chose three apps that seemed the most complete and advertised the ability to create awesome retro pics.
I didn't upgrade my 3G iPhone when the 3GS became available last year, which was the cause of much grief at behalf of my friends and colleagues. Of course the joke is on them, since I'll be able to pre-order a subsidized iPhone 4 on Monday. As a result, when I decided to install the iOS 4 final beta 24 hours ago, I knew I would be missing some of the features. For instance, Apple states the iPhone 3G can't handle multi-tasking (which I find odd because it has worked fine with the jailbreak). So unfortunately, I can't speak to how great (or not) the new multi-tasking feature is, but below is a recap of the features I found and was able to check out.
Well, the WWDC 2010 keynote has come and gone with a number of rumors still unaddressed. While Steve Jobs unveiled a stunning new iPhone with a plethora of great capabilities, we did not witness the rumored pending announcement of a new Apple TV running iOS 4. Nonetheless, there are a number of reasons to believe a next generation home entertainment device is coming with the intention to dominate the living room. Not only will the next iTV, or whatever it might be named, give the current pathetic lineup of cable company DVRs a taste of Apple innovation, but will also expand Apple's disruption of the gaming industry from mobile devices to the console.
BREAKING NEWS: As demonstrated during today's WWDC iPhone 4 keynote, Guitar Hero for the iPhone is now available in the U.S. based AppStore in iTunes for $2.99. Full review coming later.
HP is planning to unveil a line of printers that have their own email addresses, allowing users to easily print from devices like the iPhone and iPad. One of the issues with printing from a smartphone is the need for all of the printer drivers. Being able to email the file directly to the printer eliminates that need. A range of printers are expected to be available from $99 to $400, which is inline with current printer prices, and should be available in July.
A minor announcement in today's keynote was a change in the name of the iPhoneOS. This makes a lot of sense considering the OS runs on three devices, not just the iPhone. The new OS name is now iOS, with iOS4 being released on June 21 to current iPhone and iPod Touch users. One interesting highlight, the update is now available for free to iPod Touch users for the first time. More information about iOS4 is available on Apple's website.
We've offered our fair share of rumors and speculations on the new iPhone, but most people agree it will be announced on Monday at WWDC 2010. So what do you do with your old phone when you upgrade? A company out of Kansas City, iResQ, offers an option to buy back your 3G or 3GS iPhone without the headaches, hassles, or risks associated with Craigslist or eBay. iResQ offered a similar program in 2008 when the iPhone 3G was released.
The program from iResQ seems to be fairly simple and straight forward and includes the amounts they will pay for various iPhone models.
In a recent post entitled "In Defense of AT&T's New Utility Pricing System" by Glenn Derene of Popular Mechanics, Derene attempts to explain why AT&T did the right thing with its changed data pricing model. And while the article is supposed to be "in defense" of AT&T's new pricing model, Derene spends more time criticizing it than defending it.