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.
If you were one of the hundreds of thousands of people who pre-ordered an iPhone 5 directly through Apple's online store, then attempting to check the status of your handset results in an unnerving "preparing for shipment" message. By now, you're probably wondering why your phone is still preparing to be shipped. After all, it does have to travel all the way from China in time for its launch this Friday.
If you've ever gone out with a group of people to a restaurant, whether it be a bunch of colleagues, you and your boss, or even just some friends, you've probably come across the situation of having to divide your bill - a tedious affair that's inevitably accompanied by accusations if you're the one left to do the job. This next iPhone app aims to ease the overall burden of splitting a bill, and it does it inexpensively and quite efficiently.
I'm going out of the country soon, and I lay in bed last night wondering how I would avoid exorbitant roaming charges if I received calls or accessed the local data network in my destination country. So I did some research and have included some tips below that will help make sure you don't incur any fees when traveling internationally.
As was widely speculated this morning, Apple has launched its annual Back to School program for the year of 2012. Education discounts are available for most new Mac machines and also for the new, third-generation iPad device.
Apple's patented slide to unlock method for unlocking an iOS device has received a decent revamp via a designer on Dribbble.
What with all of the giveaways we've been running over here at iPhone Alley, it's no wonder that the question will arise of how to enter these so called "promo codes" that we giveaway every so often (daily, to tell the truth). So, to give an answer to the noobs (no offense) whom these questions have come from behalf of, below are the steps you need to take to enter a promo code.
We've had people ask us occasionally on Twitter how they can redeem US-only promo codes for applications when they're residing in other countries in which those codes aren't compatible. This leaves those users at a disability when it comes to some of our giveaways and also the new website FreeMyApps (click on from iOS device). Registering for a US iTunes account requires a credit card, but fortunately there's a way to bypass that.
With the introduction of iOS 5, we saw the inclusion of another application that comes standard with the software, which was Apple's Reminders application. While it was certainly a much needed addition to iOS, there are multiple other solutions that boast what Apple failed to include, one of which is HQ: To Do, an application similar to Reminders wrapped in a much nicer looking package and sporting additional content over its likely competitor.
After a somewhat lacking amount of additional features introduced in this year’s iteration of the iPhone, Apple left many things left to be desired; one of these things, is the supposed 4″ screen was among the list of other things that should have been in the iPhone 5. Japanese blog,