Want to keep people off your back? Then don’t get a phone! There’s an app for that. Renegade Apps’ Don’t Text Me automatically sends a message to a group of contacts with a single tap. It’s meant to be used when you’re busy and can’t or shouldn’t be using your Apple device, like when you’re driving or in a meeting.
A lot of fans of the tactical video game X-COM were disappointed, to put it mildly, when 2K Marin announced that they’ll be remaking the cult classic as a First-Person Shooter. If you’re one of those fans, know that the X-COM spirit is still being copied alive, and it’s coming to the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad.
In an emergency, knowing where your loved ones are and how they’re doing helps remove a lot of the stress. While portable communication devices like phones are already part of our everyday lives, they’re not always reliable – your phone’s battery might run out, or you might not get any signal from where you are.
Chargers and data cables are very useful but it can be quite a pain to lug them around. Scosche presents an elegant solution for iPhone and iPod Touch owners, with the flipSYNC USB charger and transfer cable.
Game developer Freeverse announced Wednesday that they are currently working on an iPhone/iPod Touch action game based on last year’s hit comedy mash-up novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Freeverse, who have already made several iPhone games such as Flick Fishing and Big Bang Sudoki, promises “a rollicking action title with the perfect blend of zombie slaying action and touching romance narrative.”
Way before Microsoft jumped on the ‘Hero’ bandwagon came this app on Apple’s side of the fence, which doesn’t really turn chores into a game so much as impose a ratings system as cheap trick motivation.
Designed by Matt Richmond, the iVictrola’s design and functionality harkens back to the olden days. Way way back to the olden days, when there were no electronics. It acoustically amplifies the sound coming from an iPhone or iPod Touch – no need for a plug or batteries.
This new add-on for the iPhone and iPod Touch gives your handheld extra gripping power for playing motion-controlled video games.
The Batman logo-esque Posimotion Helix clips onto the back of your iPhone or iPod Touch, and adds large hand grips on either side of the device.
If you love your iPod Touch, then maybe you should get yourself this nice bedding that’s just been made available. You’ll be snug as a bug in a rug all night long under the covers of your iPod bed linens.
We’ve featured a variety of iPhone musical instruments around here, including pianos, guitars, drums, and even ocarinas, but this is the first time I’ve come across an app that lets you play your iPhone like it was a violin, viola or cello.
This interactive work of art uses 20 individual iPod Touches, tied together to produce synchronized visuals across all of the displays.
Created by Japan’s PROTOTYPE design team, iPod Cluster Media is an early proof-of-concept that stitches multiple independent iPod Touches into a hive-mind display wall.
Every day that I use my iPhone, I discover yet another cool trick that I never knew I could do the day before. This time, it comes in the form of a little app called Snatch, which lets you turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a completely programmable remote for interacting with applications on your Mac or PC.
The iPhone app store is loaded up with tens of thousands of apps ranging from video games, to GPS software to fart apps. But here’s an application that can actually change lives. Proloquo2Go is an amazing iPhone and iPod Touch app that helps people with speech impairments communicate wherever they go.
Infectious is like Threadless for your gadgets – the designs are submitted by users, so you’re bound to find something that suits your tastes. Here are a bunch of retro laptop, iPod and iPhone skins currently available at Infectious:
The awesome cassette tape player skin is called Retro Stuff is Better, designed by Tony Aguero.
The QLOCKTWO is a gorgeous modern timepiece uses letters, not numbers to tell you the current time.
Designed by Biegert & Funk, the QLOCKTWO displays text that describes the current time using statements like “IT IS NINE O’CLOCK” or “IT IS FIVE PAST TWO”.