Saturday, February 26, 2011

How To Update Your Status At Once via iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch At Once

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Update Your Status At Once via iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch At OnceThe iPhone has made keeping up with your social media contacts easier than ever.  You can, one at a time, open the apps for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tuenti, Bebo and iWikiPhone and post whenever you want.  That’s not difficult, right? However, it gets even easier.  With MyStatusMonkey, developed by iwikiphone.com, you can update all of your accounts at once, all from the one app.  Cyber communication just took a leap forward.

MyStatusMonkey is an extremely useful app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch which allows you to update your status on six famous social networks simultaneously without the headache of visiting each social network site and updating your status. MyStatusMonkey allows you to update your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Bebo, Tuenti and iWikiPhone status at once by providing you with a very simple interface as shown in the screenshots below. All you need is to enter your login info of each of these social networks once and start updating your status with a single tap.

Update Your Status At Once via iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch At Once
You can download MyStatusMonkey app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch from App Store for U.S. $0.99 only. Its a great app for bloggers as well as for those who are addicted to social networks. Visit they store for latest offer and updates.
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Must Have Best Cydia Repositories of 2011

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Must Have Best Cydia Repositories of 2011Find the top list Must Have Best Cydia Repositories of 2011 here. With these repos, you can find, download and install almost any free, premium or cracked Cydia app on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. By adding these sources to Cydia, you can access hundreds or even thousands of HD themes, games, ringtones and tweaks for free. I haven't included standard Cydia repos like BigBoss, ModMyi, iSpazio and Telesphoreo Tangelo repo as these sources are pre-added to Cydia by default whenever you jailbreak your iDevice.

1. SiNfuL iPhone Repo:

If you are looking for cracked apps, you should go for this repo. SiNfuL iPhone repo contains cracks of all famous Cydia apps including iFile, BiteSMS, MyWi and Multifl0w etc. Other than cracked Cydia apps, you can find tons of tweaks and mod apps.

Most Have Best Cydia Repositories of 2011
SiNfuL iPhone Repo Address: http://sinfuliphonerepo.com
Famous Apps: AndroidLock, FaceBreak, Infinidock, Install0us, iRealSMS, MyWi, Multifl0w, YourTube, AppIconReOrder, Attachment Saver, AutoSilent, BiteSMS, Chronus, Full Preview, HapticPro, iBlacklist, iBlueNova, iFile and all famous emulators including GameBoy and NES emulator.

2. Hackulo.us Repo:

Hackulo.us is the best repo for people who can't afford to buy apps from App Store. Most of people add this repo to Cydia because it has got Installous which allows you to download premium App Store apps and try them out before you may make a final purchase.

Most Have Best Cydia Repositories of 2011
Hackulo.us Repo Address: http://cydia.hackulo.us
Famous Apps: AppSync for iOS 4.0+, Installous 4 and Crackulous

3. xSellize Repo:

xSellize is the best Cydia repo for those who love to play emulator games. It contains a bunch of ROM packs for Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64 and NES emulator. In each ROM pack, you can get around 50 to 60 games which you can play on these emulators. Other than game ROMs and emulators, it has got some awesome HD themes and Bluetooth tweaks for all iPhone and iPod Touch users.

Most Have Best Cydia Repositories of 2011
xSellize Repo Address: http://apt.xsellize.com
Famous Apps: CategoriesSB, CLASSified HD, Crimson HD, Cycorder, Cyntact, Element Mod, Elite PRO HD, ROMs and emulators etc

4. Insanelyi Repo:

The Insanelyi repo contains many Retina Display ready packages for your iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G. Other than that, you can find great tweaks and modding apps for iDevices running iOS 4.0 or above. The Insanelyi repo has got a small proportion of cracked apps as well but overall it is a nice Cydia repo for those who love to theme their iPhones and iPod Touches.

Most Have Best Cydia Repositories of 2011
Insanelyi Repo Address: http://repo.insanelyi.com
Famous Apps: Adelis HD, AndroidLock XT, AnyRing, App Switcher (Brightness, volume and rotator), AppSync for 3.1/3.2/4.0/4.1/4.2, AttachmentSaver, Auto3G and Barrel etc

5. iHacksRepo:

iHacksRepo is probably the best Cydia source for iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G users. It has almost all essential tweaks and mods which you will find in xSellize and SiNfuL iPhone repo. It has got an awesome collection of game ROMs, emulators, HD themes and other must have mods which you can try on any iDevice jailbroken on iOS 4.0 or above.

Most Have Best Cydia Repositories of 2011
iHacksRepo Address: http://ihacksrepo.com
Famous Apps: FolderEnhancer, FoldersInFolders, FreeSync, FullScreen for Safari, Gingerbread HD, GPower Pro, Graviboard, GridTab for Safari, Infiniboard, Infinidock, Inifinifolders, Instant Mirror, Auto3G, Frash, FaceBreak, iClassic, iFile and YourTube HD etc

6. HackYouriPhone Repo:

HackYouriPhone repo is basically an Italian Cydia source which is full of great themes, animated lockscreens and tweaks which you can try on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. There are plenty of lockscreen mods and HD themes available in this source for iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G users.

Most Have Best Cydia Repositories of 2011
HackYouriPhone Address: http://repo.hackyouriphone.org
Famous Apps: AndroidLock, App Switcher Brightness, AppSync, Auto Shutdown, Auto Silent, Backgrounder, Black'UPS Darkness HD, 3G Unrestrictor, CallClear, CallLock, CameraButtons, iFake, iSHSHit and LockInfo plugins.

7. BiteYourApple Repo:

BiteYourApple repo is another great Cydia source with tons of great themes, ringtones and mods for all iDevices. If you want to add Hackulo.us, go for this source because it contains all packages of Hackulo.us source as well as tons of other interesting Cydia apps.

Most Have Best Cydia Repositories of 2011
BiteYourApple Address: http://repo.biteyourapple.net
Famous Apps: Wifi Sync, Folder Enhancer, Frash Toggle, zToggle, Full Screen for Safari, Gridlock, Home Page in Safari, GroupSMS, Insomnia Pro and Inspell app etc

8. iPhoneCake Repo:

Just like Hackulo.us is used to install Installous app, iPhoneCake repo is used to install AppCake app. Installous and AppCake, both works in a same way but what's cool about AppCake app is that it not only allows you to download and try premium App Store apps but also allows you to access and download cracked Cydia apps at the same time. iPhoneCake repo has its own official website which allows you to search and download all kinds of free and premium App Store apps directly to your computer. Once downloaded, you can install the downloaded apps (.IPA) via iTunes.

Most Have Best Cydia Repositories of 2011
iPhoneCake Repo Address: http://cydia.iphonecake.com
Famous Apps: Asphalt 5, FIFA '11,Street Fighter IV, Angry Birds, Safari Download Manager, GTA: Chinatown Wars, iSteamy, The Settlers, TVUPlayer, NFS Shift and many more.

9. YourCydiaRepo:

You will hardly find any theme, wallpaper or soundboard on this repo but you can find almost all tweaks and mod apps you can think of. There is no cracked app in this repo, so you will either find completely free or paid apps. Overall its a great source for those who are interested in tweaking their iPhone and iPod Touch with some cool Cydia hacks.

Most Have Best Cydia Repositories of 2011
YourCydiaRepo Address: http://yourcydiarepo.org
Famous Apps: PwnTunes, MobileTerminal, SBRotator, biteSMS, Infiniboard, Infinidock, iSilent and many more.

10. P0dulo Repo:

Not many of you must have heard the name of this repo but believe me, this is the repo where you can find anything. At P0dulo repo, you will find tons of themes, ringtones, tweaks and a lot of games.

Most Have Best Cydia Repositories of 2011
P0dulo Address: http://p0dulo.com http://podulo.com
Famous Apps: Infinidock, Infiniboard

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Top Best Gloves for Touchscreen Gadget Must Have

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Top Best Gloves for Touchscreen Gadget Must HaveAs many of you will know, capacitive touchscreen devices (such as the iPhone, iPod touch, Droid, Pre, Storm, etc.) require tiny amounts of charge from your fingertips to operate. Because of this, sticking a great big glove between your finger and the screen kills the conductivity. Check this Top Best Gloves for Touchscreen Gadget Must Have will get you those problems no worry at all.

Never fear! An entire industry has sprung up to stop you from getting cold hands when using your touchscreen phone outdoors. We’ve hand-picked (see what we did there?) the best six pairs of gloves for gadget-lovers this winter, so have a look through our choices below and let us know your faves in the comments.


1. Freehands Mens’ Gloves


Top Best Gloves for Touchscreen Gadget Must Have

Arguably the market leader in gloves for gadgeteers, Freehands offers a wide range of styles including cashmere, wool, ski styles and these warm-looking recycled, fleecy efforts. Every pair of gloves has a fold-back tip for the thumb and forefinger, and rather cunningly boasts a magnet to stop the tip from flapping around.

Cost: From $18


2. The North Face ETIP Glove


Top Best Gloves for Touchscreen Gadget Must Have

Perfect for those in really cold climates, The North Face’s contribution to the gadget-glove marketplace boasts fingertip-replicating “Xstatic fingercaps” so you don’t have to expose even the tippy tops of your fingers to the cold. With a gripper palm to ensure you have a firm hold of your favorite gadget, the ETIPs are available in a range of sizes, for men and women.

Cost: $40


3. Dots Gloves


Top Best Gloves for Touchscreen Gadget Must Have

Made from 100% merino lambswool, the Dots Gloves range is small but perfectly formed. Available in men and women’s sizes in just four colors, the classic-looking gloves are indistinguishable from “ordinary” gloves. However, they cleverly boast thumb, index, and middle fingertips that operate touchscreens with “skin-like responsiveness.”

Cost: $20


4. Etre Touchy Gloves


Top Best Gloves for Touchscreen Gadget Must Have

The funky, unisex Etre Touchy range is all about what isn’t there, namely the “missing” thumb and index fingertips, leaving you free to touch away while keeping the bulk of your hands warm. This design is best suited for climates that are “cold,” rather than frigid or frostbite-inducing. The range includes some great contemporary colors so it’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to sacrifice style in the name of functionality.

Cost: From around $32


5. Freehands Women’s Gloves


Top Best Gloves for Touchscreen Gadget Must Have

Freehands offers an equally diverse women’s range of gloves including wool, fleece, softshell, cashmere and these “microfur” options that were the most popular version for women in 2009. Available in a range of colors and sizes, if you’re looking for a glove with a flip-back index finger and thumb flap, you’re not going to go wrong here.

Cost: From $18


6. AGloves


Top Best Gloves for Touchscreen Gadget Must Have

Although they may not be the most fashionable offering, the affordable, unisex “Agloves” are ideal for anyone with an iPad or other touchscreen tablet, as the silver-coated nylon fibers knitted into the fabric put the conductivity back in your touch for every single digit. Stay cool!

Cost: $17.99

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Most Unique Gadgets Of The World

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Most Unique Gadgets Of The World We’ve already discovered why foreign countries outpace the U.S. when it comes to high-tech cars, robots, gaming devices, and everything-but-the-kitchen-sink mobile phones, but there’s plenty more electronic wizardry that couldn’t quite fit in the first list. And you won’t find any of it down at the local mall. Granted, you can always turn to the Internet and one of the many overseas sites that market foreign goods if you really have a hankering for any of these items and don’t have an issue with long-distance ordering, long-distance shipping, and potential warranty hassles. But for the most part, it’s look but don’t touch.

1.Miharu Home Care Camera

Most Unique Gadgets Of The WorldTiny cameras that sneak into tiny places are currently all the rage overseas, and Miharu’s dental-oriented device is one of the pack leaders. Though it looks like a highly sophisticated toothbrush, the unit features a tiny video camera and an LED light, through which you can film in places that don’t normally see the light of day – like the back of your mouth, the back of your refrigerator, or that little crack between the floorboards. Send the video to your big screen TV for maximum impact.

2.Hitachi Rotary RazaqMost Unique Gadgets Of The WorldIts curvy esthetics will certainly appeal to the style conscious, but the Rotary Razaq is designed for performance, too. With a 3500-RPM motor, omni-directional, washable blades, and a handle that manual razor junkies will love, Hitachi’s little shaving marvel may just be the ideal whisker remover.

3.LG GD910 Watch Phone and Samsung S9110 Watch PhoneMost Unique Gadgets Of The WorldKorea will pay the ultimate homage to Dick Tracy this year as two of its preeminent electronics manufacturers duke it out for supremacy in the oh-so-pricey world of watch phones. Due to land in France any day now, the Samsung S9110 is said to be the slimmest watch phone ever released, featuring a 1.76-inch touch screen and such niceties as Bluetooth, voice recognition, MP3 player capabilities, a speakerphone, and e-mail functionality. Sporting similar specs but a slightly thicker profile, and a higher MSRP, LG’s GD910 will also pack 3G video call capabilities and 2GB of internal memory (versus just 40MB in the S9110) when it arrives in France at just about the same time.

4.Sanyo Eneloop Portable Solar Panel

Most Unique Gadgets Of The WorldSanyo’s Eneloop rechargeable batteries have been the Holy Grail for serious battery users for some time now, so it comes as no surprise that one of the first seemingly reputable, fully functional portable solar panels is part and parcel of the Eneloop brand. Just now available in Japan, the Eneloop Portable Solar Panel will power gadgets such as MP3 players, handheld gaming devices, mobile phones, cameras, and even some laptops, and look pretty good doing it.

5.Soladey 3Most Unique Gadgets Of The WorldThe latest iteration of a toothpaste-free toothbrush that’s already convinced millions – yes, millions – of Japanese to take the plunge, the Soladey 3 is an oral cleansing tool with a very unique ionic twist. Unlike traditional toothbrushes, the unit is equipped with a solar panel that absorbs light and purportedly transmits electrons via a titanium oxide semiconductor to make plaque unstable and easily removable. Word on the street is that the Soladey concept actually works. Can millions of Japanese toothbrushers be wrong? Can you imagine a life without toothpaste?

6.Sega Homestar Pro 2nd Edition Home PlanetariumMost Unique Gadgets Of The WorldWhat if you could get that way-cool planetarium experience in the comfort of your own living room? With Sega’s Homestar Pro Planetarium, you can do just that. The system – essentially a spiffy spherical projector equipped with a variety of night sky “discs” – sets up easily and apparently fills any room with more stars than you can shake a constellation at. Though Sega says the unit is a great introduction to astronomy, we wonder if there could there be a more relaxing, calming sleep aid.

7.I-O Data SEG Clip

Most Unique Gadgets Of The WorldThe SEG Clip is a USB stick and antenna that plugs into a PC and receives over-the-air television programming (via Japan’s free-to-air mobile TV service, dubbed 1Seg). While that may not be particularly remarkable, the fact that users can then download a TVPlayer App and wirelessly watch whatever they’ve recorded on their iPod or iphone is. You’d never need, or even be able to use one of these gadgets here in the States, but when in Japan…

8.Japanese ToiletsMost Unique Gadgets Of The WorldYes, we fully realize this is a consumer tech site. Nevertheless, no discussion of cool overseas devices would be complete without a mention of the venerable toilet. The sad truth is that we’re so far behind (excuse the pun) in the toilet business that we never be able to catch up. In Japan, you can rest your derriere upon a seat that warms and massages you. You can turf the toilet paper and instead cleanse thyself with warm water. You can crank the MP3 tunes with your detachable remote, and you can rest easy knowing you’re perched in a germ-resistant environment. You can even purify the air afterward. That such luxuries cannot be found easily here in North America is nothing short of an abomination, and we offer up this pic of a little Japanese girl staring in amazement at her automatic toilet seat as proof.

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Top Best iPhone Accessories for Travelling

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Top Best iPhone Accessories for TravellingSo you want to take your iPhone to a different continent? Taking your gadget for a long trip requires you to have the proper accessories with you just in case you are stuck in a foreign country. You never know what could happen in a foreign country. Besides, you want to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your iPhone wherever you are. While I am not a big fan of carrying too many accessories around with me when I am traveling, here are Top Best iPhone Accessories for Travelling that you want to look at if you are taking a trip to a foreign country.

iPhone Accessory For Travelling

Over the past ten years taking a gap year has become increasingly popular, with thousands of restless young travelers set off to go travelling around the world, many of them armed only with a backpack, a toothbrush and a copy of Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’; this is all very well and good, but what about your iPhone?! Obviously you won’t want to leave home without your most treasured and trusted possession, so we’ve compiled a list of the best iPhone accessories that you can take with you on your travels, so go on Gulliver, give it a read!

Jivo World Power International Travel Charger

iWorld Price: £12.99
Buy From: Jivo World Power International Travel Charger

Top Best iPhone Accessories for Travelling

First things first, the last thing that you want after you have set off on your travels is to be stuck with a dead battery because the charger that you have been using at home doesn’t happen to be compatible with the plug sockets of the particular country that you are in, so you are going to need a good travel charger. The Jivo World Power International Travel Charger seems like the best bet for all budding backpackers as it is sleek and small enough to fit into the teensiest of bags and comes with four international plug adapters, (US, UK, AU & EU) which will cover most of the countries on the typical trekker’s route map. It can also charge your iPod at the same time, as it has dual USB connections; perfect for when everybody is crowding round the only working plug in the hostel!

JBL Ontour iPod Speaker System

Amazon Price: £29.99
Buy From: JBL Ontour iPod Speaker System – White

Top Best iPhone Accessories for Travelling

One of the most common icebreakers in communal hostel rooms, (after, “Is the queue for the toilet really this long?!”), is, “So, what sort of music are you into?” Obviously you will get a wide variety of responses, ranging form the staples of indie rock and roll through to hip hop, jungle and drum and bass and maybe even a bit of world music, (but let’s hope just a little of that…), so you will need some good speakers for everybody to play iPod DJ on. The small and manageable JBL Ontour iPod Speaker System is fairly cheap at £29.99, and it comes in both a black and a white design, (n.b., go for black, it is more forgiving with mud and dirt stains!) It can sound a little tinny when it is played at its highest volume for too long, however, with the cramped living quarters that you will be sharing, anything above a medium setting will sound like a party!

iFlyz

Price: $29.99
Buy From: iFlyz

Top Best iPhone Accessories for Travelling

If you are dotting from country to country, the quickest and easiest way to get around is by plane. Catch a flight to Kuala Lumpur and the world is your oyster, with Asia on your doorstep and Australia just a quick hop across the pond. However, seeing as you will be taking so many flights around the globe, you are bound to get stuck watching the same old Rom-Com where a quirky but cute Jennifer Aniston character just can’t decide which man to go for…well, not anymore! IFlyz can clip onto your seat tray and will prop your iPhone up at eye-height, enabling you to watch whatever movie is playing in your iPhone's library. OK, so it’s not the most essential piece of travelling equipment, but as iFlyz can also clip onto other objects, you can just sit back anywhere in the world and watch whatever you desire, with or without Ms. Aniston!

Nitrox iConn Plus Extended Battery Case

Amazon Price: $69.98
Buy From:Nitrox iConn Plus Extended Battery Case for iPhone

Top Best iPhone Accessories for Travelling

Some travelers are braver than others and there will be certain jungle treks and mountain climbing adventures where bringing a plug adapter will be about as useful as an underwater hairdryer. But what about all the amazing pictures that you want to take with your new Hipstamatic App?! The Nitrox iConn Plus Extended Battery Case is designed for iPhone 3G and 3Gs and doubles your iPhone’s battery life, thanks to the Li-Polymer battery. With a sleek leather case, this Apple certified product gives you that little extra window of time when you are away from a power outlet, should you want to make a call, take a photo or finish that game of ‘Angry Birds’…


Verizon Wireless MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
BestBuy Price: $49.99
Buy From:Verizon Wireless MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot

Top Best iPhone Accessories for Travelling

Wherever you are in the world, you will always appreciate a good Wi-Fi connection. Whether it is to update Facebook with photos and videos of your exploits, email your friends back home to make them turn green with envy or book the next flight out of whichever country you are in, a decent Wi-Fi connection will be incredibly beneficial. The Verizon Wireless MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot uses a 3G signal to share Wi-Fi with anyone with your personal access code, (a great way to make new friends in hostels!) and is compatible with iPhones, touches and notebooks. It certainly isn’t cheap, as you have to pay for the monthly line rental which can be anything up to $60, but it does mean that you can cut frustrating rants at dilapidated computers in Thai internet cafes out of your trip.

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10 Must Have iPhone Apps for 2011

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10 Must Have iPhone Apps for 2011Every year brings new Apps breakthroughs for our trusty iPhones, and 2011 is looking set to be no exception. In this list of promising Apps for 2011, I’ve gone for a variety of games, utilities and just outright brilliant Apps that will enhance your relationship with your phone in various ways.

 

1. Instagram – By Burbn Inc, Updated 27th January 2011, FREE Instagram - Burbn, Inc.

10 Must Have iPhone Apps for 2011

Photo-altering app that has effectively become an image-based social network

Spearheading the recent social networking trend of sharing images rather than words is Instagram. This app allows you to take photos, enhance them with a series of effects, and seamlessly share them on social networking sites.

What makes Instagram stand out from other photo-sharing apps is that it has effectively become a social network unto itself. You can build up a network of friends and contacts whose photos you appreciate within the app itself, making it a pure image-based social network.

Instagram is great for those wanting to (literally) share their visions with the world and track down people with similar outlooks. Instagram is certain to continue growing throughout 2011 as the relative anonymity of photo-sharing is proving to be a popular digital pastime.

2. Star Walk – By Vito Technology, Updated 4th January 2011, £1.79 Star Walk - 5 Stars Astronomy Guide - Vito Technology Inc.

10 Must Have iPhone Apps for 2011

A deep but accessible astronomy iphone app

Ok, so not everyone is interested in astronomy, but for those who are then this is a beautiful app to get lost in. Whether you just want to do some star-gazing, travel through time, or look at Meteor showers in deep space, Star Walk has it all.

The great thing about this app is that it is accessible to astronomy beginners while also being useful for those specialised in the field. The Telrad feature allows you to measure angular distances between stars (not that I understand astronomy enough to know the purpose of this), and there is a considerable catalogue detailing objects in both deep and shallow space. All of this presented through an intuitive and sleek interface that never distances you too much from the wonders of space.

Star Walk received design awards in both 2009 and 2010. Its regular updates should ensure that it remains the most comprehensive, visually pleasing and enjoyable astronomy app to indulge in throughout 2011.

3. Schedulicity – By Schedulicity Inc

10 Must Have iPhone Apps for 2011

For the uninitiated, Schedulicity is a web-based service that allows individuals and small businesses to manage their appointments and schedules online.

Now, the popular service has found its way to smartphones and tablet devices, allowing appointments to be managed from the palm of your hand. Edit client accounts, receive appointment reminders and organise you calendar whenever you like! Of course, this could spawn a generation of workaholics who, having their business in the palms of their hands, obsess over their schedules every waking moment of the day, but it certainly makes businesses more manageable. Everything you do in the mobile version will, of course, be streamlined with your web-based account.

Already recognised as an important trend in streamlining business operations and customer services, Schedulicity looks likely to catch on as an integral aspect of managing small businesses.

4. Blackstar – By Spacetime Studios,Release Date: Q2 2011, Price TBC

10 Must Have iPhone Apps for 2011

From the makers of Pocket Legends, Blackstar is likely to be the next big thing for iPhone MMOs

While a Massively Multiplayer Online game a.k.a. MMO is certainly not a must-have App for everyone, there certainly is a niche crowd of geeks who’ll be drooling over this one.

Blackstar is the successor to the popular iPhone MMO Pocket Legends. However, while that was based on a world of elves and pixies, Blackstar takes place in a conflict-filled 41st Century.

Few details have been disclosed so far, except that the developers are promising that it will not be ‘content-light’ and that it will support just about every relevant technology out there (EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, 4G). It’s safe to assume that this will address the various issues raised with its fantasy predecessor, and reel in the sci-fi-geek masses.

5. Kindle – By Amazon, Updated 14th February 2011, FREE Kindle - Amazon.com

10 Must Have iPhone Apps for 2011

Will Kindle succeed on the iPhone?

So the Amazon’s digital-book-reading App has been around for a while, but 2011 will be a crucial year in finding out whether it will catch on on Apple’s devices. Its case will not be helped by the recent revelation that Apple have forbidden Amazon from providing web links for purchasing their books.

Politics aside, the Kindle App is probably the best book-reader App out there. It allows you to synchronise all your e-books between devices, meaning that as long as you have a device, you always have access to your books; stick in the mud that I am, I don’t see how carrying an actual book around is such a burden, but then this whole e-book craze seems to be catching on quite nicely so I’m obviously just wrong in my cynicism.

Among the neat features on the Kindle App is the option to look up words on Google and Wikipedia and also tap words into an in-built dictionary. While 2011 seems destined to be a good year for the Kindle device, whether it will catch on with Apple’s devices is not so certain due to the recent changes to Apple’s terms of use. Either way, it will be an interesting year for the Kindle App!

6. Dead Space – By EA Mobile, Released 25th January 2011, £3.99 Dead Space™ - Electronic Arts Nederland B.V.

10 Must Have iPhone Apps for 2011

One of the most intense horror games has arrived on the iPhone

Most gaming enthusiasts will know that Dead Space is probably the most terrifying game to play on the big consoles. Naturally, this fear is hard to translate to the small iPhone screen, but that doesn’t stop it from being EA’s best mobile offering to date.

Dead Space looks and plays brilliantly, utilising the minimal interface of its big console counterparts. There is a plethora of brutal weapons, varied scenery, and the gameplay utilises the touch-screen very smoothly.

At £3.99, Dead Space can be considered one of the more pricey iPhone games, but with a 5-hour storyline and some intense action sequences its price tag (which, let’s be honest, isn’t that high anyway) is perfectly justified.

7. CoPilot Live 9 Release date: Q2 2011, Price TBC

10 Must Have iPhone Apps for 2011

The social-network-friendly GPS App

A relatively unexpensive Sat Nav App for the Facebook generation. The latest version of CoPilot is set to feature an overhauled interface and provides multiple routes to your selected destinations.

Aside from these functional upgrades, CoPilot 9 will also feature an integrated Bing search engine made for tracking local businesses and services. And for those hopelessly addicted to the trivial activity of letting the whole world know where you are through Facebook Places, this App will feed your habit by letting you post updates to Places in real-time; after all, everyone wants to know when you’re stuck in rush-hour traffic in London, don’t they?

Other unique features include the option to save the exact location of your car, driving directions to ‘geotagged’ pictures taken by your smartphone, and a walking mode which helps you navigate cities on foot. Yes, CoPilot is making our dependency on our own sense of navigation a thing of the past.

8. Bear Grylls – Bear Essentials – By Chillingo, Updated 6th January 2011, £3.99 Bear Grylls - Bear Essentials - Chillingo Ltd

10 Must Have iPhone Apps for 2011

Bear Essentials is a functional and substantial app for those interested in their own survival

People often say that their iPhone is a ‘lifesaving’ device, helping you find your way from A to B, work out train times and general assistance with other such urban activities. But with Bear Grylls’ heavily branded ‘Bear Essentials’, your iPhone can save your life more literally.

In the admittedly unlikely case that you find yourself in a Bear Grylls-like scenario of being stranded up a mountain or in a jungle, or shipwrecked on a desert island, this App gives essential advice in surviving these situations.

As well as offering videos and interactive diagrams, there is a whole wealth of extremely useful survival information for you to refer to. At the end of each section you look through, there is also a quiz to test your survival knowledge; granted, you won’t be quizzing yourself while hunting for snakes and making camp-fires using flints and sticks, but it’s good to be prepared. Essential for the more adventurous iPhone owner.

9. Hipstamatic – By Synthetic Corp Updated 10th February 2011, £1.19 Hipstamatic - Synthetic Corp

10 Must Have iPhone Apps for 2011

Hipstamatic allows you to choose from plenty of vintage looks for your photos

Retro is always ‘in’, so it seems natural that an App would come along that lets you take photos with a distinctly retro make-over. Hipstamatic is an extremely fun App that allows you to take photos using various lens, flash and film types to give your photos that Analog feel.

Such is the popularity of this App that it even has its own ‘Hipstamart’, where you can purchase further flashes, films and lenses for your omnipotent analog camera. There is even a monthly competition where the community votes on the best ‘HipstaPrints’, giving you the chance to win ‘fabulous’ prizes.

The fact that Hipstamatic has managed to create a community around itself and even have its own store for additional content suggests that the ball has only just got rolling on this one, and it will be interesting to see how it develops throughout 2011.

10. The Shadow Sun – By Ossian, Release Date: Q2 2011

10 Must Have iPhone Apps for 2011

The Shadow Sun looks tear-jerkingly beautiful

While the iPhone has slowly established itself as a worthy gaming platform, it still lacks an immersive, epic RPG experience. Initially, it was thought that this was due to the technical limitations of the iphone, but The Shadow Sun looks should put that theory to bed.

The Shadow Sun promises in-depth character development, a varied game world and, as you can see, beautiful graphics of the sort rarely seen on the iPhone. Your choices affect the story, the gameplay is fast-paced, and you can even take on party members. In other words, this isn’t the ‘Lite’ RPG experience iPhone users have come to accept, but the full-on thing.

Ossian have delayed The Shadow Sun until Spring 2011, suggesting that they are striving for perfection with this ambitious project. Could this be the RPG that iPhone gamers have long been waiting for?

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