For quite some time now I have been running the iTête à iTête column, doing interviews with a variety of prominent iPhone figures but one area has yet stayed untapped. I’m talking about the Jailbreaking community which, according to some reports, constitutes up to 10% of the overall iDevice users. To repent for such a huge sin I have gone hunting and bagged me an interview with ZodTTD – one of the most famous developer of Cydia and Rock apps for the Jailbroken iPhones – best known for his line of emulators, including two emulators for the iPhone: N64 and PSone.
It’s that time of the week again! The time for the one and only JBnator Diaries! This is the week following the celebration of Valentine’s Day and I just wanted to use this occasion to give a shoutout to all those lovers out there in general and my lovely wife in particular! Keep on loving – it’s a job! And now, back to our column.
Today I’m going to write about a little Cydia app called iFile, my first choice for browsing the iPhone. Those of you following my previous pieces may be familiar with it already. Everybody else – read on!
Most developers are probably already aware of this, but this morning Apple updated the iTunes Connect Developer Guide – the handbook for using iTunes Connect. Among other miscellaneous fixes it includes:
- Enhanced instructions on creating Demo Accounts;
- An explanation of the “New Territories as Added” checkbox;
- Revised app description character count recommendation based on the new design of App Product pages on the App Store;
- Additional information on export compliance.
More juice after the gap:
While most of us are still in awe of iWorks being showcased on an iPad at the recent Apple Event, many forget that there are solid and almost fully-functional office suites for the iPhone as well. My personal favourite – Quickoffice (TMA Review)- just got updated to version 3.0 with a short but significant list of new features.
- Access your Google Docs, Box.net, Dropbox, & MobileMe accounts!
- General enhancements.
I’ve seen quite a few moans out there that there is no way to utilize the power of Google Docs on the iPhone. Well, now you can! You can access all of the files there just like you could with the MobileMe account as well. Quickoffice will download them to the iPhone to make any changes and then upload them back after they are complete. The Box.net integration is also a nice touch, since it is a medium used by some other productivity suites, like iThoughts (mindmapping) – TMA Review.
Quickoffice, Inc., Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite – $9.99
The full description and screens are found after the gap.
Revolution Software is one of the titans of adventure gaming. The creators of the legendary Broken Sword series have recently blessed the iPhone with its two greatest adventure games to date – Beneath a Steel Sky: Remastered (BaSSR) and Broken Sword: Director’s Cut (BSDC). I have been lucky enough to secure an interview with Charles Cecil – the founder of Revolution Software and the director of the games that made the adventure Hall of Fame.
USB stick your iDevice of choice into iTunes, check for updates, or just wait awhile, and voila! 3.1.3 will peep out. The new software addresses a very small number of bugs such as battery reading accuracy on the 3GS while the rest is still a mystery. If you value your Jailbreak, you might want to sit this one out. The modified iPhone OS which debuted at Apple’s Launch Event last week in the iPad is 3.2. No one is sure how many of its new features will trickle down to the iPad’s older siblings. Unfortunately, it looks as if OS 4.0 may still be two seasons away from greeting its fans. No worries though, users can acquiesce themselves in the iDevices new-found, accurate battery function!
Amidst the hype and hate of last week’s iPad announcement, the globe has continued to revolve, life has continued to rush on, and Apple’s competitors have continued whetting their development stones. Google, among that number have just put up some nice piccies and a video of their Chrome OS-powered tablet.
Piccies, video and more after the gap:
Ladies and gentlemen, fellow app touchers and TMA readers, we’re proud to finally announce the official launch of the TouchMyApps forums. As we had mentioned previously, after hearing your feedback on numerous occasions and the subsequent brainstorming sessions on ways to improve the site, we felt that it was a great time to take the plunge. The forums will give our readers a home to discuss all things iPhone, iPod Touch and soon to be released iPad, as well as help build upon the TMA community. Some of you may already be seasoned forum vets, or perhaps you’ve never even been part of one. Regardless, we invite all to sign up and participate in the latest (and greatest) addition to our site. More info after the gap!
Over the past 2 months, there was an increasing number of TMA readers who felt that it was time for TouchMyApps.com to have its own Forums – a place where app lovers can come together and discuss all things iPhone, iPod and now the iPad (among other things). Well, we couldn’t agree more and it is indeed time. After having spent considerable time consulting with the App Fairy and TMA staff, we’re proud to announce that the TouchMyApps Forums will go live on Feb 1st, 2010. To celebrate the occasion, there will be plenty of daily prizes to be won, including an iPod Touch 2G, iTunes Gift Certificates and a bundle of apps and games from a number of generous Developers and Publishers. For the most part, we will have about 5 codes for each title to hand out, so there should be loads to go around.
Rules for winning the different prizes may differ slightly, but they all involve signing up to our forums and making use of the discussion boards. Since we’ll be featuring different apps/prizes to be given away everyday for the next two weeks, be sure to come back often for the freebies and continue to support us. We’re all extremely excited about the launch and we strongly feel that the forums will be great tool to help bring the TMA community together and make it a better place. In the meantime, have a look at the apps/games we have lined up for you and be sure to show these awesome devs some love by supporting their work. See you on Monday and stay tuned for more details!
Hey there, TMA fans! It’s the end of January and you know what this means? This means it’s time to announce the winner of ChiffaN’s Comment of the Month contest! Boy, how time flies! It seems only yesterday I sent out the Gift Card for the first contest.
This has been quite a thrilling month for all of us. With such major titles arriving on the store like GTA Chinatown Wars and Broken Sword Director’s Cut the Apple iPad went almost unnoticed. Yeah, right! I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to save up already!
But enough chit-chat! It’s time to announce the winner of my one-and-only Comment of the Month contest for January 2010 and reward him with a $10 iTunes Gift Card.
The winner of the contest and a recap of the rules after the gap. And remember – TMA is the only place where you are rewarded for being honest and forthright.