Archive | iLounge

News: EA releases Tiger Woods PGA Tour for iPhone, iPod touch

Electronic Arts has released Tiger Woods PGA Tour, its latest game for the iPhone and iPod touch. Tiger lets players create their own golfer, or control a number of professionals, including Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam, Vijay Singh, Natalie Gulbis, and Retief Goosen, using a touch-n-drag Swing Meter to perform shots. The game features seven different 3D courses, including Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, TPC Sawgrass, and Doral, play-by-play commentary,…

From iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone, iTunes and beyond. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.

Posted in iLounge, iPhone AppsComments Off on News: EA releases Tiger Woods PGA Tour for iPhone, iPod touch

News: iPhone app makers become acquisition targets

The success of the App Store has lead several iPhone development houses, and their applications, to become targets for acquisition by larger companies. Following Amazon’s purchase of Lexcycle, maker of the iPhone book-reading application Stanza, IAC, an internet media company that also runs Citysearch, Ask.com, Match.com, and Evite, has announced its acquisition of UrbanSpoon, based in part on the strength and popularity of its iPhone and iPod…

From iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone, iTunes and beyond. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.

Posted in App Development, iLoungeComments Off on News: iPhone app makers become acquisition targets

News: Apple gets ex-ATI console GPU lead Bob Drebin

According to his LinkedIn profile page, former Chief Technology Officer of AMD’s Graphics Products Group Bob Drebin has joined Apple as a Senior Director. Previously a key member of the architecture and engineering team at ArtX, the company responsible for the Nintendo GameCube’s graphics processor, Drebin came to AMD through its acquisition of ATI, which acquired ArtX and used its expertise to develop the graphics processor for Nintendo’s…

From iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone, iTunes and beyond. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.

Posted in iLoungeComments Off on News: Apple gets ex-ATI console GPU lead Bob Drebin

Review: Griffin Navigate In-Line Controller and FM Radio for iPod and iPhone

Now iFM is back in two much-improved new forms, one hardware, and one software. [Editor’s Note: Important information has been added to the end of this review.] Griffin’s Navigate ($60) is the spiritual successor to the old iFM hardware, featuring an updated black and silver enclosure with a prominent new feature: a bright, highly readable OLED screen capable of displaying two lines of text and icons. With this addition, Navigate simultaneously…

From iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone, iTunes and beyond. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.

Posted in iLoungeComments Off on Review: Griffin Navigate In-Line Controller and FM Radio for iPod and iPhone

Review: Freeverse Flick NBA Basketball

In addition to featuring fully 3-D modeled likenesses of 30 real NBA players who collectively represent every team in the league, Flick NBA Basketball includes five substantially different events that almost entirely justify its asking price. The first is 3 Point Shootout, which lets you choose a player to take 60 seconds worth of three-point shots from set positions around the hoop. Thanks to a realistically rendered 3-D court and the detailed character…

From iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone, iTunes and beyond. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.

Posted in iLoungeComments Off on Review: Freeverse Flick NBA Basketball

Backstage: On EyeTV, or, How Buggy Software Is Ruining Good Apple Hardware

Longtime iLounge readers know that we love to try new products, a fact that’s borne out by the sheer number of software and accessory reviews we publish every week. To the best of our recollection, there hasn’t been a weekday in the past five or so years that we haven’t spent playing around with at least a few things, and the general rule of thumb is that if we test something, we review it rather than holding our opinions back. Unless…

From iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone, iTunes and beyond. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.

Posted in iLoungeComments Off on Backstage: On EyeTV, or, How Buggy Software Is Ruining Good Apple Hardware

News: Apple offering tablet phone, ‘iPhone lite’ to Verizon?

Apple is working on two new iPhone-like devices which may be offered by Verizon Wireless, according to a new report. Citing two people “familiar with the matter,” BusinessWeek reports that one of the devices is a smaller, less expensive calling device described by one of the sources as an “iPhone lite,” while the other device is a touchscreen media pad that would allow users to listen to music, watch high definition video,…

From iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone, iTunes and beyond. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.

Posted in iLoungeComments Off on News: Apple offering tablet phone, ‘iPhone lite’ to Verizon?

News: App Mix: Base Jumper, Flick NBA, Car Jack Streets, E*Trade

Vir2L Studios has released its new Vir2L Base Jumper game for the iPhone and iPod touch. Base Jumper puts players in control of a free flying character, who they must maneuver through three different levels, including the Alps, the canyon, and the city, using accelerometer-based controls. Users can collect rings to score points, and can also customize their jumper’s parachute, suit, helmet, and smoke color. Vir2L Base Jumper is available now…

From iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone, iTunes and beyond. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.

Posted in iLoungeComments Off on News: App Mix: Base Jumper, Flick NBA, Car Jack Streets, E*Trade

News: Apple sued over legal threats made to BluWiki

Apple has been sued by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and representatives of OdioWorks, which runs the BluWiki website, after Apple made legal threats to the company over content hosted on the wiki. At issue is a group of pages, referred to as the iTunesDB pages, that contained information on how to use an iPod or iPhone with third-party software. Apple legal sent a letter demanding the pages be removed, arguing that the content constituted copyright…

From iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone, iTunes and beyond. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.

Posted in iLoungeComments Off on News: Apple sued over legal threats made to BluWiki

News: Amazon buys iPhone Stanza app maker Lexcycle

Amazon.com has purchased Lexcycle, developer of the iPhone book-reading application Stanza. Stanza allows users to read e-books on their iPhone or iPod touch in the “epub” format, which is an open standard supported by the International Digital Publishing Forum that many publishers use to create e-book files. Amazon’s Kindle device doesn’t currently support “epub” files; nor does its Kindle for iPhone app let users…

From iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone, iTunes and beyond. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.

Posted in iLoungeComments Off on News: Amazon buys iPhone Stanza app maker Lexcycle

iPhone Battery Saving Tips