Discussion in 'Tech' started by tweakmonkey, Jul 14, 2008.
so I updated my reviews with screenshots. Some apps didn't really need screenies, IMO (stanza or RjDj , there just isn't much point). I'll get some caps of Asphalt if it would ever stop crashing on me.
Next I'll write some reviews of a few of the jailbreak only apps I have, I've found some pretty neat ones, In the mean time, here is my homescreen:
damn I love jailbreak! (btw, all my icons are on the next page)
So I found a tethering application in Cydia (via jailbreaking) called Pdanet.
Here's my results for 5:00 PM on a Monday which aren't too bad.
That's 3g right? Dang I want to upgrade!
Shit yeah that's fast.
I actually tested the DSL here at the shop and it's slower than his 3G!
I want to see the 2G speed comparison. Can you disable 3G and test it on Edge?
Yeah should be able to. Give me a minute or two.
Wow that's a huge difference. Takes away any doubts I had about upgrading to 3G.
Battery life and an extra $10 a month ($15 if you want the 200 text messages back). Though you get a prettier phone and faster internet. :-/
I just meant for speed. The battery life thing, price of the phone and all that doesn't win me over.
Jailbreak for 2.2 out already. Apple changed the baseband for 3g phones so if you potentially want to use the phone with an unofficial network in the future (though they haven't unlocked the phone yet) you should follow the directions in this blog entry:
blog.iphone-dev.org | The man from DelMonte - He say Yes!
eh I don't see point in upgrading to 2.2 yet.
I just got my 2.1 set up exactly how I want
They supposedly fixed some of MobileSafari's issues so that alone is worth the upgrade for me. I just got the girlfriend upgrade from a non-jailbroken 2.1 to a jailbroken 2.2 and we're loading the uh "back up" apps to see if that still works.
Update: It works. Now to upgrade my phone.
Check this out:
YouTube - Chopsticks on iphone piano - pockestra
Also, I've played with this one a bit (Ocarina, $0.99), but haven't developed any skills yet like this dude:
YouTube - Ocarina iPhone App
That Ocarina video is pretty slick, though I still think blowing into your phone is kind of lame.
Can you guys include the price in your reviews or recommendations, please
Sure, most apps I've talked about so far are free though.
Since I'll be tethering for the next week and a half, I figured I'd test out NetShare, the tethering app by Nullriver that appeared briefly back in late July and was banned by Apple from the Appstore. Luckily some industrious souls have propagated it across certain websites.
Anyways, the speed tests:
I'm guessing the lower speeds are a result of the SOCKS proxy it utilizes. Though I don't think it should be that drastic of a reduction.
bump b/c i just got an iphone and LOVE IT.
Go look up "Subway"
It's a puzzle/logic game with a lot of replay value.
Subway iPhone Game Download
Here's a more comprehensive review. Tons of levels, which I am only at level 20 so far (out of 85).
I would give it 4/5 stars. So far it is the only app that I felt justified paying for it.
i bought the following apps over the last month, thought I would share.
I believe both were $5.99 or $4.99, can't remember.
iXpenseIt - I used to track some expenses (i.e. food, utilities, rent, etc.) with an excel spreadsheet that I would update once a month after reviewing the credit card bill. Was kind of tedious, and unless I really put in the effort to put every expense in there, it would not serve any real purpose. iXpenseit (since I have my phone with me all the time) lets me easily right there in the phone enter in all my expenses for the day. It has some great options to graph expenses, sort them by type, and export an excel file to your email. I use it to generate monthly reports, and surprised at the amount of spending I do on every little thing. Still requires manual entry, but it literally takes about 10 seconds to make a quick entry during the day. I find it is the app I use the most, and well built.
iStayFit - It is a gym log and exercise/workout sorter for you. Helps you with some routines, lets you set up a schedule and allows you to listen to your ipod music while the app is open (apparently, a lot of the other gym programs couldn't). I only just recently got it, but it seems cool, and also generates reports and logs for you to export via excel.
Scrabble - Classic Scrabble game. Very fun, and easy to play 2-player. Since it is touch-screen, it is easy to move around the letters, allows you to use hints if you really need to know the "best word" available, and can shuffle your letters in the rack simply by shaking the phone.
I think these were $2.99 or less
RoboLogic - Just a fun logic game where you have to program a robot to activate orange squares in the level in order to move to the next level. I have had this about a month, and only half way through. Some are tough, and you eventually need to use sub-functions, and sub-sub-functions to get them to solve. It is challenging, and fun, what else can I say?
xCube - Electronic version of rubik's cube... 2x2 up to 6x6. Tough at first to get a handlle on how to swipe the layers, but you get used to it. I can solve the 3x3 in about 4 minutes on the app, whereas it only takes me about 1.5 mins in real life. Certainly entertainment value, and gives the added "nerd" factor to your friends who are browsing your apps.
iTreblid - Daily "Dilbert" comic. Definitely a must-have for everyone. Loads the dilbert comic of the day (does not allow you to view any other day). Simple, funny, free.
MathZombie - An educational game that you have to "sum" up the numbers to reach a pre-defined number. For example, the number to "sum" to is 19, so you have to quickly select, say, a 6-4-7-2 combination in order to get to the next number. Time limit is 10 seconds, so it can be pretty nerveracking quicklky. Definitely a lot of fun, tests your mental reflexes, and awards you higher points if you can match up the numbers of like-colors. Just go download it, you won't be disappointed.
I just found two that I liked (I don't remember the price but they were free for me).
First up is airmouse, basically use your iphone as a wireless mouse for your computer, perfect for htpc systems. It's all done over wifi so it's very easy to connect and setup.
The next one is ifighter, it's a pretty sweet vertical shooting game, it's really well done.
You guys need to try WiFi Remote
Its pretty cool. You load the app on your iphone/ipod, there is a client install for your computer. It allows you to control your computer from your iphone/ipod. You can use a touchpad, mouse, keyboard, whateva. It works great for me to control audio and chapters for my XP Media Machine while using VLC Player.
I forgot about this thread for a bit, but here are some games I like a lot these days:
- Bike or Die! - Fun physics mountain bike / stunt game. Really addicting and tons of levels (I bought this one for the $5 or whatever it costs).
- Bowl Lite (ski ball, very fun!)
- Word Wrap (always a good puzzle game)
and by far my favorite game yet...
It's like Risk, but with space ships and a really awesome twist. Just try it. You will love it!
I found another game I'm addicted to!
It's basically a home run derby game. The cool thing is that you can play online versus other players. It's fun, there are lot's of things to unlock and you can play your own music in the background.