Smule, creator of the fine musical app, Ocarina, has brought the Antares autotune popularized by T-Pain to the iPhone. I Am T-Pain is pretty simple, and does what it says: roboticisng your voice to in order to perform such classic hits as Buy U A Drank and I’m On A Boat. You can set it to different scales or just a generic T-Pain style, but more on that later.
I know who you are. You are one of two people. Person number one has an unjailbroken iPhone and really despises the included Stock and Weather apps. He wishes to jailbreak his sacred device, but cherishes it too much to place the warranty at risk. So, how does he deal with apps that he never uses and cannot hide or remove? Well, he just leaves them on the last page of his iPhone/iPod Touch, thinking that he could forget about them forever. Think again. Person number two, on the other hand, has jailbroken it and is really happy he did so because now with SBSettings installed, he can hide the unwanted Voice Recorder app. After hiding those nasty preinstalled apps, you replaced them with better alternatives. Right? Don’t fret. Regardless of which person you are, the applications you will see in this post will make you wonder why Apple didn’t include these instead when they shipped the iDevice.
If you like physics-based games, bitforge’s first App Store offering Orbital, should be right up your alley. With awesome Geometry Wars-like graphics, this unique game has a simple concept that’s easy to understand, but much harder than it looks.
MyFantasyTeams will definitely not please the WAFS, aka Women Against Fantasy Sports, but it will sure look like candy in the eyes of fantasy sports lovers. For those with a Yahoo! fantasy sports team, you’re in luck. Now you can track your beloved team(s) on your iPhone and iPod Touch wherever you are throughout the season, whether it be in baseball, football, basketball or practically any other professional sport.
Dual-stick shooters seem to be all the rage as of late, and not without reason — they are simple, and are insanely fun. Well, developer Meridian decided to try their hand at the recently popular genre, and not without fail. The result — Alive 4-Ever.
In a startling discovery in my email inbox barely one hour ago, Steve Jobs personally reached out to LonePlacebo detailing the real truth behind the rumors swarming around the much-anticipated September 9th “Rock and Roll” event in San Francisco. Why he singled out LonePlacebo among hundreds of thousands of other well-known news station is beyond my understanding. Here now is the full and original copy of the message from Steve Jobs himself:
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SimplyTweet from developer MotionObj is simply fantastic. Loaded with so many features, it is a worthy replacement to using Twitter on your computer. It boasts a simple user interface which happens to be its greatest selling point and it is very hard not to stick with this app considering the myriad capabilities it offers. The following features should get anyone excited.
It took me some time to finally decide to jailbreak my iPod Touch and I am very satisfied with the result. Now, it is in my best interest (not really) to show you how I did it. If you are a member of the group of stubborn folks who refuses to place their “precious” in the hands of some software with names like “redsn0w”, “quickpwn”, or “ultrasn0w”, don’t let it deter you anymore, hesitant one! If I can do it, so can you!
One of the most useless and funnest apps I’ve ever encountered is TWSS aka “That’s what she said.” For those unfamiliar with the dirty phrase, here is a formal definition courtesy of Urban Dictionary:
1. Used to add sexual innuendo to a conversation.
2. When a male wants to share with his friends that he was with a girl (whether her was or not), he will respond to a phrase that sets up “that’s what she said…” as funny or sexual.
3. To imply that what is being talked about was actually a sexual statement and that a girl agreed to said statement in the recent past.
As you can see, the phrase has its greatest effect and share of laughter if stated spontaneously or when least expected. Furthermore, it is definitely not appropriate to teach 5-year old Jake to real meaning behind the statement or you will suffer the consequences of glaring looks from disapproving parents and others.
It’s the end of August and summer is coming to an end (sob). Soon, students across the United States and other parts of the world will be sucked back into the thing they dread most: school. But do not despair. With your iPod Touch (or iPhone) in hand, you can download the following applications that could very well make your transition into the school year much more bearable.