When it comes to mobile operating system, most of the talk is centered around iOS and Android, with Apple and Google’s OSes generally considered to be the two most advanced offerings out there. That isn’t to say that the competition doesn’t have something to bring to the table, with the likes of windows Phonegaining a small amount of traction in the marketplace and definitely looking likely to feature heavily in the future.
StockTouch is a powerful new way to monitor and understand the stock market for casual and professional investors.
Theiphonenerd team had a chance to try out the app and give our opinion. The app has a very clean interface and easy to follow on the screen and very informative, usually when you hear about stock market the first thing that comes in mind is a bunch of numbers and symbols and some other things. Stocktouch managed to give you simplicity and professionalism you expect to monitor your stock. I enjoyed how they are categorized and how simple it is to save to your favorites, as you save to your stock as favorite they pop out on the main screen, saving you the trouble to look through them all. So the bottom line is this app will please both casual and professional investors.
Lisa Bettany, a developer of Camera+, one of the most popular third-party camera apps has posted an article, which compares the camera quality across all generations of the iPhone.
The iPhone 4S is dramatically clearer and sharper than previous iPhone versions. Using separate focus and exposure in Camera+ on the iPhone 4 & 4S significantly helped create a more balanced exposure. While it’s not nearing the same quality as a professional level dSLR, it is comparable to a top of the line compact camera and even outshines it in some ways.
Ten One Design has unveiled Fling mini – an analog joystick for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
They had released Fling joystick for iPad earlier in the year, which received rave reviews as the Fling joystick was a clever solution for iPad users who find it difficult to use the virtual controls, especially while playing dual stick shooters and FPS games.
Ryan Petrich, developer of popular jailbreak apps such as ProSwitcher, Rotation Inhibitor, Clippy etc has recently released another tweak called DeepEnd.
The jailbreak app gives the iPhone homescreen a cool 3D-like effect by moving the iPhone’s wallpaper based on its orientation.
According to the description provided in Cydia:
All signs have been pointing to this release for a few days now, but we’ll admit: we expected Skype to wait until CES next week to pull the covers off what could become its crown jewel service over the coming months. Skype’s official iOS client has finally sprouted the ability to make video calls, allowing iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch users to share real-time video amongst each other and users of Skype’s Windows, Mac, and Linux clients along with the ASUS Videophone (obviously, 3GS users won’t have the convenience of a front-facing camera, but they’ll still be able to broadcast video from the rear-facing one). Additionally, you’ll be able to receive video from others if you’re using an iPad or a third-generation iPod touch. The service is free and works over both WiFi and 3G — and considering Skype’s existing PC footprint, we’d argue this stands a very real chance of putting the hurt on FaceTimeusage. No word on when Skype will be making video-capable clients available for Android or other mobile platforms, but Skype says that there’ll be “plenty more” announcements in Vegas next week, so we wouldn’t be surprised.
You know that iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter that you wasted money on? Yeah, turns out there’s probably a superior alternative available in the wilds of China… well, aside from the fact that it probably lacks an internal authentication chip needed to play back most protected content. Noosy’s iPad HDMI output adapter is fairly simple in design — it plugs into the 30-pin Dock Connector that’s on modern iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, and then allows 720p content to flow directly over HDMI. We’re guessing there’s just a VGA-to-HDMI converter wrapped inside a familiar package, but we definitely like where this is headed. There’s nary a word on how much this will cost you (or what street corner you need to visit in order to find one), but here’s hoping the engineers in Cupertino are paying attention to what consumers are really after.