• Should we expect a Nintendo DSi App Store this year?

    Should we expect a Nintendo DSi App Store this year?

    Apps, Apple's or otherwise, make the world go 'round, and now Nintendo wants some of the action. Allegedly. Apparently there was a super-secret Nintendo developer conference in London last week, and the company told its developers, in so many words, “Please make other, general purpose applications for our upcoming DSi App Store.” So goes the rumor, at least. Read More

  • Paid apps hit jailbroken iPhones

    Paid apps hit jailbroken iPhones

    Cydia, the little app that you use to download homebrew apps to the iPhone, got paid apps last night, opening the door for an entire secondary market for app developers including, as Dan at Giz points out, porn. Read More

  • iShred: To those about to rock, don't do it on the subway or next to me at the DMV

    iShred: To those about to rock, don't do it on the subway or next to me at the DMV

    iShred looks like an iPhone guitar app that actually looks usable, assigning chords to buttons at the top of the screen which are then played with a strum of the strings. Best of all, the system has a set of stompboxes for your amping pleasure including tremelo and looping. Overdrive, anyone? Read More

  • Nokia unveils its own app store

    Nokia unveils its own app store

    At the Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona, Nokia has unveiled its initiative to try and repeat the runaway succes of Apple's App Store with its own mobile storefront dubbed Ovi Store. This was an expected move as the rumors about the Finnish mobile juggernaut's mobile applications store already spread last week; they were late confirmed to Reuters by industry sources. Here's how they pitch itRead More

  • iPhone app helps reduce stuttering

    iPhone app helps reduce stuttering

    Researchers at the Hollins Communications Research Institute have created an iPhone app that helps treat speech impediment disorders. As a former stutterer - I wasn't that bad but it was hard to stop - this is actually very cool. Stuttering treatment usually require a feedback loop to retrain the brain. This application listens to your voice in the field and offers immediate feedback, a process… Read More

  • iPhone App Review: Snatch

    iPhone App Review: Snatch

    The floors in my house are incredibly cold this time of year. Being a resident of East Texas, I’m sure there are those who’d hem and haw about how I don’t know what cold is, but I made the unfortunate choice to take up residence in a sixty-year-old house with hardwood floors, and there are days when I consider opening my front door and selling tickets to what could with a minimal… Read More

  • If you like the oud, you'll love the Tingalin iPhone app

    Hey, shqipe shiqoje ket! Have you ever wanted to play the ancient Albanian lute called the Çifteli and never got around to visiting Albania? No? Well, Arfrim Kacaj has an app for you. The Tingalin iPhone app simulates this two-stringed instrument with absolute fidelity, going as far as to recreate the wrist-based strumming technique of the ancient Çifteli masters. As if there were any other way… Read More

  • TV on the Radio iPhone

    TV on the Radio iPhone

    Return to cookie mountain indeed, because a new programmed called Television for iPhone is now available and offers “50 shows from 30 channels” on demand. It’s not live TV – that would be hard – but it’s basically rehashed content CNN, CBS, and Comedy Central. Sadly, most of it isn’t the good stuff (Comedy Central – Standup Highlights, NBC –… Read More

  • Visual dialing for the iPhone

    Visual dialing for the iPhone

    Ever wanted to add contacts right to your iPhone’s front page? A new product by Talent Group Labs creates a visual dialing system that adds phone numbers as icons in the home screen. Read More

  • Apple Store lets app sellers create promo codes

    Apple Store lets app sellers create promo codes

    Apple’s App Store has finally given developers the ability to release up to 50 promotional codes for their applications, allowing them distribute their apps to press and friends free of charge directly through the App Store. While the feature may seem like a minor addition to most people, it will be a boon for developers looking to help spread the word about their new applications. Before… Read More