Apps & Reviews
This app has been generating quite a bit of interest over the past few days. Why? This isn’t the first app to play movies not supported by Apple – if you’ve jailbroken your iPad, you already have access to VLC4iphone, openstreamer and YXflash.
But now Apple has allowed an app onto the App Store that can play DivX and Xvid. No jailbreak required.
This is an interesting development, no doubt, but how does the app work in reality? Does it play files well, and does it suck battery?
Read on for my experiences with this app so far, plus (in a first for me), a video walkthrough!
I have a few iPhone 3G / 3GS cases left over to review, so I’m going to write them up then give them away!
First up is the Pro/Tec Protective Leather case.
I like to make people aware of iPhone-related things that are interesting, or just good ideas. And the best ideas are often the simplest, like this one.
This is a totally different proposition – it’s not a case, it’s a plastic cover, but it goes over the whole phone. And you need to use adhesive to stick it on.
To be honest, I was a bit worried about what was going to happen to my iPhone when I took this review on.
I’ve already reviewed the Proporta Soft Feel Silicon Case, and next up in my series of case reviews is the VOi! Lorem. I was quite impressed with the Proporta case, but this one is different – it’s a hard case with changeable front pieces.
Plus, it’s the only case Ive seen with an integrated lanyard in the back, to help you hold on to your iPhone.
Will it be enough tempt me away from the Proporta case?
I have a few iPhone cases to review, and I’m going to kick off with one from Proporta. I’ve always had a silicon case for my iPhones, as I have a tendency to drop them. I’ve reviously been using a cheap silicon case for my iPhone 3G from Carphone Warehouse, which I reviewed in an earlier article.
That case was a bargain at a tenner, whereas Proporta’s Soft Feel Silicon Case for iPhone 3G and 3GS is five pounds more.
So how does the pricier case compare?
Painting apps are fast becoming one of the most popular genres on the iPhone judging by the number and quality of new additions. Having reviewed many of the best of this type, I’m always interested to see how developers of new apps go about the task of delivering something bigger and better. On the one hand they can build on the best elements of their successors but it must also be increasingly difficult to offer something new and improved with which to make their mark.
Developer, Sylwester Los of Lucky Clan, says of his new painting app ArtStudio, that “My goal was to create the best (quality, performance, options-wise) drawing/painting app for the iPhone.” That’s quite an ambition and I was keen to find out if he’d succeeded.