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I like Tuner, tons of internet radio stations at your fingertips.
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Anyone know how often the app store is updated with new apps? Is it Tuesdays like the music and movies section?
     
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Jul 13, 2008, 09:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by ::maroma:: View Post
Anyone know how often the app store is updated with new apps? Is it Tuesdays like the music and movies section?
I'm not sure we'll know until it starts getting updated.

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Jul 13, 2008, 09:46 PM
 
I completely agree with the valuable answer of my foreposter.

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Jul 14, 2008, 02:55 AM
 
Last.fm just recently released an iPhone application after all:

http://blog.last.fm/2008/07/13/lastf...and-ipod-touch

But it only scrobbles what you listen to in the app, not your iPod tracks. Better than nothing.
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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
I'm not sure we'll know until it starts getting updated.
It already is being continually updated:


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Jul 14, 2008, 08:29 AM
 
I wish they had a window for "Just added" items.

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Originally Posted by Randman View Post
I wish they had a window for "Just added" items.
That and/or sort order options.
     
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Originally Posted by moep View Post
Better than nothing.
Which is exactly what most of the world got

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Originally Posted by Simon View Post
That and/or sort order options.
I'm sorting by recently released. Isn't that what you want?

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Originally Posted by DigitalEl View Post
Forgive me if this has been answered, but can a purchased app be shared among 2 iPhones on the same account? My wife and I will have a pair of phones, both syncing to the same iTunes account. I won't be needing to buy apps twice, right?
Did this question ever get answered? I tried to google it and couldn't find the answer.
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Jul 14, 2008, 11:58 PM
 
Hmmm... Run too many of these 3rd party apps, and my iPhone crashes.
     
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Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
I'm sorting by recently released. Isn't that what you want?
Indeed. When was that added?
     
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Originally Posted by Eug View Post
Hmmm... Run too many of these 3rd party apps, and my iPhone crashes.
I have been experiencing the same issues.
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Originally Posted by Simon View Post
Indeed. When was that added?
It was there on Saturday, at least.
     
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Originally Posted by DigitalEl View Post
Forgive me if this has been answered, but can a purchased app be shared among 2 iPhones on the same account? My wife and I will have a pair of phones, both syncing to the same iTunes account. I won't be needing to buy apps twice, right?
Right. Applications are per-iTunes account, apparently:

When users download an application, it is wrapped in the same FairPlay DRM the iTunes Store is known for (even free apps), but it is fortunately bound to a user's account and not a device. If you, for example, own both an iPhone and an iPod touch and they're both tied to your library, you can pay $9.99 once for Super Monkey Ball and play it on both devices. Lose or destroy your iPhone? Hook your new one up to iTunes let it install all your apps at no extra charge.
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Jul 15, 2008, 10:02 AM
 
any good simple (IOW not full-on social networking) app to track one iphone from another (gps)? I cannot seem to find one, and the social networking ones have all kinds of baggage I don't want or need.
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Originally Posted by analogika View Post
Right. Applications are per-iTunes account, apparently:

The Second Coming: Ars goes in-depth with the iPhone 3G: Page 5
Really? That's weird. I was able to copy over all my apps (free or purchased) over to my sister's iPhone. She is under my AT&T plan but has a separate iTunes account. I'm going to try it with brother's iPhone when he gets one later this week (separate iTunes & AT&T account).

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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Really? That's weird. I was able to copy over all my apps (free or purchased) over to my sister's iPhone. She is under my AT&T plan but has a separate iTunes account. I'm going to try it with brother's iPhone when he gets one later this week (separate iTunes & AT&T account).
On the same Mac? Music can be played on up to five macs that have the iTunes Store account verified. Maybe this is true for apps as well.
     
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Jul 15, 2008, 03:12 PM
 
I purchased Bejeweled under my dad's account (he had $20 that he wasn't going to use) and so, I authorized iTunes with his ID and now I have Bejeweled on my phone, along with my music library. I'm guessing as long as you're authorized, there's no issue.
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Jul 15, 2008, 04:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by nonhuman View Post
I'm listening to Pandora on my iPhone right now thanks to the Pandora app. Love it!
i find pandora a HUGE disappointment. it's not STEREO!! (confirmed by pandora tech support); they opted for mono, but listening to mono (ESPECIALLY in headphones) is just ugly. music has been mixed in stereo since the 1950's!

great app potentially, but just sad for the iphone/ipod touch as it is now...
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Originally Posted by mdc View Post
MotionX-Poker $4.99.

You shake the iPhone to roll the dice and place dice poker against the computer.
Initially I thought that it had Yahtzee along with dice poker, but alas, just dice poker, but it's still fun. Lots to unlock.
After a while this is my favourite so far. The implementation is high quality, some dices look sweet, and f.e. different dice sets have different sounds.

I bet the next iPod Touch has speakers, probably stereo ones!
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Jul 18, 2008, 03:08 AM
 
FileMagnet, $5



It allows you to load copies of files onto your iPhone to view later. The upload app is free. It supports all kinds of formats like PDF, JPEG, Office, etc. It supports pinch zoom. Unfortunately no landscape mode yet. And you need to have both device on the same subnet (like on your home wireless LAN) for the sync to work.
     
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Jul 18, 2008, 10:46 AM
 
Well, this is an app that everyone needs.

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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Well, this is an app that everyone needs.

More Cowbell
Haha! I downloaded that a couple days ago. Its so dumb, but its still on my phone because I know there will be a situation that arises where I need more cowbell.
     
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Well, this is an app that everyone needs.

More Cowbell
Muahaha, downloadinated :ll:

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Jul 19, 2008, 01:28 PM
 
My Top 10 in no particular order.

1. Texas Holdem Poker
2. BoxOffice
3. MLB.com
4. Enigmo
5. NYTimes
6. Voice Recorder
7. Where To?
8. Remote
9. SportsTap
10. Tipulator
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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
I really like WeatherBug for weather. It works very well, better than the paying apps.
But I've noticed that air quality alerts are not picked up. Oh well-can't complain too much for what I paid for it.
     
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The other day I had an air quality alert on weatherbug! It was in the town I work in (which is about 20 miles from where I live though). So it only showed up in one of the two.
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Originally Posted by msuper69 View Post
But I've noticed that air quality alerts are not picked up. Oh well-can't complain too much for what I paid for it.
Unfortunately, I see them quite often.
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Aurora Feint is back after a brief hiatus and has an update.
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Jul 25, 2008, 05:54 PM
 
My most used so far are:

BeatMaker - An amazing music application. Well worth $20...and I'm not even a musician.
FileMagnet - Store any file type on your iPhone.
Labyrinth LE - Free Labyrinth game
MotionX Poker - 3d poker using dice instead of cards
JirboBreak - Breakout, Jirbo-style
SFNetNews - Slashdot, Think Geek, Source Forge, Fresh Meat and Linux.com news
Mobile News - Associated Press news
BoxOffice - Movie times

Apps I like but just don't use often are:

Fiat Lux - Flashlight
SodaSnap - Send picture postcards via email
Remote - Controls iTunes
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Jul 25, 2008, 11:33 PM
 
I'm biased on one - but here are the ones I personally use:

BattleAtSea - fun Battleship - wish it offered a couple more BattleShip type games
Enigmo - fun, but hard - stuck at a level
Shanghai - love the different types of tiles
Tap Tap - fun arcade type game
Galcon - love this one as I can play it without feeling too stressed
Note2Self - best voice recorder on the store
VersaWise - good Bible on the device itself
AriaTouch - buggy, but nice to access my FogBugz stuff
Remote - iTunes controller

I also sometimes use:
WeatherBug - buggy so I don't use it that much
midomi - used it a few times - so its nice
Mocha VNC Lite - used it a few times, but buggy
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Jul 27, 2008, 01:23 PM
 
myLite - FREE - Basically a free flashlight with some other nice options. I don't see it as party-oriented. For me, it's useful in the camping or outdoors gear for emergency light flashes or, for the security paranoid, challenge-response setups where the party has to have the right strobe color at the right speed.

     
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Jul 27, 2008, 04:38 PM
 
The best weather app so far, Fizz Weather.
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Originally Posted by pete.z View Post
The best weather app so far, Fizz Weather.
I agree. One of the few well worth it.


Let's see.

Fizz weather (very nicely done).
YouNote (lots of flexibility)
Note2Self. Can email voice notes to yourself.
AOL Radio. Very nice if you have 3G.
Pandora. Finally, offers stereo. Good for when AOL isn't receiving a strong signal.
Remote. Nuff said.
YPmobile. Free yellow pages.
Twitterific. Makes Twitering ez mode.
Facebook/Myspsace. I prefer Facebook's.
Urbanspoon. Not bad. Good for when undecided.
Where To? Prefer this over the others of its type.
PhoneSaber. Fun
More Cowbell. Same.
Scrabble. Great port.
Quordy. Boggle.
MotionXPoker. Very nicely made.
FileMaget. Nice.

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1Password for the iPhone has a limited 100-device beta going now.
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Originally Posted by pete.z View Post
The best weather app so far, Fizz Weather.
I just can't see myself paying for a weather application when WeatherBug is free and Weather Underground has a great iPhone webpage.

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I looked at fizz weather but the interface doesn't seem as streamlined as weatherbug or the one Apple includes.
     
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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
I just can't see myself paying for a weather application when WeatherBug is free and Weather Underground has a great iPhone webpage.
I thought so too but went ahead and gave it a try and it's far superior to both.

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Why does the weather app Apple includes suck?

They went with Yahoo on the iPhone. But in my experience AccuWeather (Dashboard) works a lot better.
     
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what the heck is everyones obsession with torches on an iPhone? I don't get it.
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Jul 30, 2008, 11:07 AM
 
My guess is nobody is really that interested in flashlight programs. But devs OTOH are because it's a simple programming exercise. Kind of like hello world on the iPhone. What really surprises me is that some of them aren't free - as if anybody would pay money to see somebody else's hello world.
     
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what the heck is everyones obsession with torches on an iPhone? I don't get it.
Ever in a poorly lighted place and need to read something? There you go.
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Jul 30, 2008, 01:13 PM
 
Two new ones.

Sports Tap: great for following quite a few sports. They just added the Olympics yesterday. While US centric now, they are planning to keep adding as much as they can. While not the most beautiful app, it is fast and fluid.

Stanza: A free reader that has access to a very wide variety of public domain books. The interface works pretty well and I have yet to have the app crash on me.
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One thing I wish the app store would change is how they allow reviews by anyone. I have seen a lot of apps get bad reviews on price alone.

Then there are always the dumbshits who can't figure out how to use the app, like the ones that posted about the Google app.
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Stanza: A free reader that has access to a very wide variety of public domain books. The interface works pretty well and I have yet to have the app crash on me.
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Very cool. Not sure if I'd read an entire book on it, but it works fine for the commute to work.
     
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Originally Posted by moep View Post
1Password for the iPhone has a limited 100-device beta going now.
If anyone is interested... http://support.agilewebsolutions.com...ad.php?t=10757
Forget the beta. Version 1.0 is now available at the App Store. For a limited time, you can download it for free. Get it now before they start charging.

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