Yahoo have just released a new iOS weather app that has a beautiful user interface that shames all others. It’s as easy to use as the default iOS weather application, with more information, and is all gussied up.
Yahoo weather uses Flickr photos based on the specified locations (or current location) as backdrops to display the weather on its home page, with a big temperature indicator for quick access of current temps, as well as highs and lows for the day. Scroll down and you’ll see more info including the daily forecast, the weekly forecast, radar map (with weather overlays), wind speed and pressure, and even information on sunrise, sunset, and the moon phases.
You can try out the app for free using the link below – I’d recommend that you do.
Facebook have released the 5.2 update to their iOS app. This introduces the long sought after ability to re-share stories, images, video etc from users news feeds, as well as tagging people within post, comment and image content (and not just at the tail end). Also included was support for emoji and other emoticon within messages, for those smart phones that have it enabled.
Have you downloaded the app? Do you like the new additions or think something is missing – let us know in the comments.
After the release of the new iPad, everyone’s now chomping at the bit for rumours of the new iPhone (who knows if it will be called the iPhone 5 or “the new iPhone”), so fans, like they have done in the past have resorted to designing what they want themselves. And this concept design makes me wish this was the next incarnation of the popular smart phone!
Designed by Antonio De Rosa with an edge-to-edge capacitive screen on a thin all-glass body, surrounded by a lightweight polycarbonate band where the antenna would be on the current iPhone 4S model. To increase the wow factor of this mock-up, De Rosa even included a 10 megapixel rear camera and an A6 processor, whilst doesn’t exist, should eventually have quite the processing wallop. The SJ designation Antonio uses for his version of the iPhone stands for the late “Steve Jobs.”
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Want a protective case for your new iPhone, but want something a bit unique? Design studio, Purl Soho might have what you’re looking for, that is if you’re a dab hand with a needle and thread. On their site, they are selling a iPhone 4 & 4S Cross Stitch Case that you can cross-stitch yourself, enabling you to show off how geeky and unique you truly are with your own custom design. Heres their description:
Technology and craft meet in this ingenious kit! This cross stitch kit comes with a 33 by 69 grid cross stitch case, three colors of thread, a needle, and a booklet of designs. Get creative – we love the idea of making this with a vintage cross-stitch pattern for a wonderful juxtaposition of the new and old! Fits both the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S.
There’s some great examples on their design blog, and this phone case seems like a great idea for those who want to combine tech with crafting and home-made gifts. If you have purchased this case, or know of other unique phone protection, let us know in the comments!
via Hello Brit - Cross-Stitch Your Own iPhone Case
So your itching to try iOS 5 on your iPhone or other iOS device, but you don’t want to wait till October 12th and you don’t have a developer’s account. Have no fear, we can tell you how (we’ve tried it on an iPhone 4 GSM and it works) without developer’s access and for free. A couple of point before we start;
- Back up your device first (just in case).
- Make sure you do this when you have a bit of free time. When I tried this process it completely wiped my device and reinstalled everything including backups, photos, mp3′s etc, so if you have a lot of those then it will take a while!
- You do this at your own risk – its highly unlikely anything will go wrong, but we’re just covering our asses. Also its unlikely Apple will do anything about this process, considering the official launch is only a week away, but you never know – they can be touchy sometimes.
Now that you’ve read the above warning’s, let’s get on with it!
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So last night Apple finally had their WWDC keynote which was about this years new iPhone – the 4S. Whilst I was not blown away about the actual iPhone announcement itself (that might change once I get my hands on the actual device), my main reason for following the live coverage was to see any updates about the release of iOS 5. Again disappointment; But that’s because I was hoping that iOS 5 would be released yesterday. Instead the new update to the mobile operating system will be released to the public on October 12th through Apple’s update systems, that is if you don’t have a developers account with access to the Gold Master release!
Lifehacker have a great article covering how to get iOS 5′s best features now through jailbreaking, that is, if you can’t wait the 8 days till release?
If you have followed us on Twitter, or seen some of the screenshots featured on the site, you know we are a big fan of iOS Twitter app Tweetbot by Tapbots. It’s a great Twitter app that has every feature you could need with a sweet user interface (they don’t pay me to write that, I’m an honest fan of the app), that recently got even better with the much sought after addition of customisable push notifications, which it had been sorely lacking for so long. Well yesterday iTunes approved their new 1.4.3 update for the app which has added the following:
- Added sleep time for push notifications (notification quiet hours)
- Option to receive push mentions only from people you follow
- When emailing a link, the subject is the page title if sent from a web view
- Blocking/Reporting for spam now deletes associated tweets from the timeline
The added customisation abilities for Push notification are a nice touch to whittle down when and who from you receive your notifications, which you don’t see a lot in app’s. The Tapbots blog also states that since they instituted push notifications, it has gone pretty smoothly, so they have opened it up for everyone (check the settings for each of your Twitter accounts in Tweetbot to enable them if you haven’t already done so). Lastly they state that they are working hard on v1.5 which will have a much requested feature (that’s not twitlonger or an iPad version), which is interesting. Considering how often Tapbots updates come for the app, we shouldn’t have to wait long.
If you have an idea about what the new feature might be, or what you would like to see, let us know in the comments below.
via Tweetbot 1.4.3 — Tapbots Blog.
Have you ever been in your favourite twitter app, Facebook, Instagram or even contacts list and found that you wanted to get back to the top of the list of information really quickly, but instead had to scroll for ages using your index finger like an idiot!? Well that was me. There is a way that is app universal, and it’s stupidly easy.
This probably isn’t news to most people, but it was to me, so I thought I would share what I found out. Basically when you’re in app and you want to get to the top of a list quickly, just press the iPhone status bar where the clock is featured. This will zoom you right to the top of the page quick as a flash, saving you all those finger miles scrolling. Handy when you’ve missed a few Twitter updates in a while!
I’m a bit late to the party with this one, but its pretty cool so I figured I would post about it. Swype has been available as a keyboard alternative for Android phones for some time now, but only recently has development started on an iOS version for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, called iSwipe (formerly known as Swype for iOS) currently in its third beta version.
The beta 3 version of iSwipe has a lot more of the features that make the Android Swype keyboard so appealing (that weren’t present in earlier iOS releases), including the blue tracer line to show your text input, third-party app keyboard compatibility, as well as an alternate word suggestions bar that appears after finishing a word for when the word iSwipe “guesses” is not the correct one.
Click here to read how to try iSwipe (Swype) for iPhones
Following on from our popular first post featuring high quality iPhone 4 wallpapers, here are some more great backgrounds that make full use of the awesome retina display on the Apple phone.
Again if you liked this collection, please use the share links at the bottom and let us know in the comments. There will be plenty more on the way in the future, so keep an eye out via our RSS and Twitter feeds.
HQ iPhone 4 wallpapers (part 2)