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iPhone/iPod Touch APPS
Old thread full, have a new one.

I had a question which I was going to post in the other thread, until I rudely locked it. My bro-in-law is getting an iPhone for his son, but they're not really up on a what a GB of data means. So I want to recommend them an app to track usage. I saw Quota and Consume mentioned. Thoughts?
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Quota is really good Gru, and it now has the ability to track local usage:



That's not setup properly though... I might do that now actually.

EDIT: Correctly configured -

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Just finished Broken Sword, now onto Broken Sword 2 which has been released in the time I've been playing the first.
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There's Broken Sword on iPhone!? Oh snap!
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gotta check out dark nebula i think. Still hooked on words with friends though.
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There's Broken Sword on iPhone!? Oh snap!

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gotta check out dark nebula i think. Still hooked on words with friends though.

You must be playing a fuckload of words with friends if you don't have time for other games

I'm massively getting sucked into Demon Hunter, a free action rpg in the vein of 2D Castlevania. It's a little rough around the edges & the translation is LOLful but it's a lot of fun! Just be sure to skip the epically tedious intro.

I just realised Gru is mod now, heh
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pun intended?

Maybe subconsciously!

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Any reccomendations for apps? Just got an iphone 4 the other day. I played angry birds on my mates desire and that was pretty addictive, but don't know of many others.
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From looking at my phone now:

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. Obvious
Remote - Control your iTunes library/AppleTV/Airplay device from your phone over wifi
eWallet - Password Reminder app
Consume - Usage monitor app
BusyToDo - Task list that syncs with MobileMe (I still can't believe Apple left this out)
Sleep Cycle - Works really well, monitors your sleep, the only problem I find with it is I like to watch videos as I fall asleep, usually I use the remote app while lying in my bed to choose spontaneously as each video ends
iXpenseIt - Expense/Income tracker/budgeting app, it's really good, but I don't like that there's no Mac app, and there's a few finance apps out now that do have Mac apps that sync changes across
Phases - From the guys that made consume. Detects your location and shows you the moon phases from where you are

Games I'm into atm:
Secret of Monkey Island 1 and 2
Lego Harry Potter Years 1 to 4
Dark Nebula ep 1 and 2
DoodleJump (but think I'm gonna delete this, fun to waste time on the can but easy to get distracted by it too)

Games I've been into in the past:
Aurora Feint - Columns/Tetris style game, fun and addictive
Bejeweled
Brain Challenge 1 and 2 - Was fun at first, but who can be fucked playing every single day?
I Dig It - Minding Style game, reminds me of an old Apogee game I can't put a name too.

Check the first half - three quarters of the other thread too, DJ Fusion did pretty good app reviews

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Since we're starting a new thread, can we all give a run down of everything on our iPhones just like plan-b
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Any reccomendations for apps? Just got an iphone 4 the other day. I played angry birds on my mates desire and that was pretty addictive, but don't know of many others.

Angry Birds bores the tits off me. Don't get the appeal but I know I'm in the minority.
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Quota is really good Gru, and it now has the ability to track local usage:

http://static.pixelpipe.com/353f9991...2c25ad19_m.jpg

That's not setup properly though... I might do that now actually.

EDIT: Correctly configured -

http://static.pixelpipe.com/dccd490b...be62b978_m.jpg

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I just realised Gru is mod now, heh

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Since we're starting a new thread, can we all give a run down of everything on our iPhones just like plan-b

Junk: Facebook, Westpac, Tramtracker, Metlink, Google
Handy stuff: Jaadu VNC (<3), Pixelpipe, Muscle Gain (For tracking protein intake), TuneIn Radio, Alarm Clock, Sleep Cycle, Quota
Sports: Superfooty (AFL), Football Now (A-League), RunKeeper, Couch to 10K (lol)
Games: Trenches and Words With Friends. I'm a bit too ADHD for iPhone games.

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Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.

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Since we're starting a new thread, can we all give a run down of everything on our iPhones just like plan-b

Argh!
I won't do all of them, but my most used ones are:
My bank one (ANZ app),
The Metlink one (transport timetables),
Facey, Twitter (yep)
VLC (plays nearly everything you throw at it, doesn't need sync for transfer of vids),
TuneIn Radio (streaming radio),
NME Radio (need a UK account to get that one),
Shazam (you probably already know what this does)
ABC News (does 'News in 60 Seconds' and 24 Hour News video streams... I really like this one)
Guardian (One of the better newspapers around, IMO)
Analytics Pro (Google Analytics. Good if you have a website (or several))
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Currently rocking a jailbroken iPhone 3Gs 16GB on 4.2 firmware with the Matte Nano theme...love it



biteSMS - great JB SMS app. allows you to respond to sms instantly, even from lock screen. Also has additional functionality like a 5 second delay after you push send (good for eliminating typos) and setting an exact send time (eg i could set it for 12pm tomorrow).
Whatsapp - free sms app, works over data connection. Also compatible with blackberry and android users that have the app
Viber - free calls to other iphone users with the same app, works like skype. Just called my mate in Japan, quality was great
Navigon - best full-featured GPS app out there in my opinion
Words with Friends - addictive scrabble game
FML - funny posts from the FML blog "today my girlfriend walked in on me having a bat. FML etc etc)
Texts from Last Night hilarious collection of funny text messages submitted by users. Great time waster
Tripview - essential app for Sydney public transport
Transit Sydney - as above
Angry Birds, Bejeweled 2, Blackjack, Bubble Shooter, Stick Cricket - my favourite games
Bigpond - for Telstra users to check usage etc. Prefer using this to consumer as i can go into my online billing
Shazaam - auto song recognition
XE currency - currency converter app
Dominos and Pizza Hut - for the fat slob that cant be arsed getting off the couch.
FriendSync - Syncs your contact list with facebook friends so their profile pic and birthday is linked to the contact. Very useful.
SpeedTest - how fast is your 3G data connection?

ESSENTIAL JAILBREAK STUFF

Winterboard - custom themes, icons etc
SB Settings - drop down toggles for Wifi, data, airplane mode etc. One touch to turn them on and off. Must have
USB Drive - turn your iphone into a portable usb drive. Can't believe Apple hasnt done this. *sigh*
AptBackup - back up all your JB apps in case you need to restore
Installous - you can *ahem* get paid apps for free, not that i would ever do that
CyDelete - allows you to hold down and delete JB apps with the little x like normal apps
Cyntact - show profile pics in contact lists. Another one Apple must surely implement soon
Fast Copy - removes the lag with copy/paste that the stock iphone has
Home Page in Safari - set your own, stops it opening at bookmarks
Notifier - shows little icons in the status bar for a missed call, mail, sms etc. Must have
Remove Background - cancel all apps running in the background with the push of a button
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^ Copilot > Navigon imo - get it on installous

GlassOrb is my favourite winterboard theme.



Modern Combat 2 Black Pegasus, Real Racing 2, Assasins Creed 2, Gangstar 2 are my fave games.

I'll have to checkout Tripview. Ive found Transit Sydney to be unreliable & shit.

Other good ones: Food:

AllrecipesAU dinner spinner, Epicurious, Urbanspoon, DrinksFree (cocktails), Beer lovers guide to Australia

Pocketweather
Hurley Surf - surf reports
Ten - free to air & cable TV guide

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CBF typing them all via my iPhone but I just wanted to tell Gru & you other ****s that like music games to get Bit.Trip Beat.

It's like Rez crossed with Breakout/Arkanoid. (switch from tilt to touch controls if you get it)
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The paid tripview is well worth it. Actually i would admit i havent used Transit Sydney in a year, Tripview is much better.

Try the free version first, if you like it its worth a dollar for the paid version...
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Notifier - shows little icons in the status bar for a missed call, mail, sms etc. Must have

fuck notifier off and get onboard with lockinfo. its probs my fav jb app, not only does it give you icons on the status bar for everything, it transforms your lock screen into a display of pure awesome.

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Had it, didn't like it. Deleted it
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lock info was the best thing about jailbreaking IMO
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CBF typing them all via my iPhone but I just wanted to tell Gru & you other ****s that like music games to get Bit.Trip Beat.

It's like Rez crossed with Breakout/Arkanoid. (switch from tilt to touch controls if you get it)

Way to hit both of my g-spots you minx. I don't have an ithing but it is available on Steam, will check it out some time.
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Check the first half - three quarters of the other thread too, DJ Fusion did pretty good app reviews


Cheers for that, will do!

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Currently rocking a jailbroken iPhone 3Gs 16GB on 4.2 firmware with the Matte Nano theme...love it


So ahh thinking about doing this (jailbbreaking)...is it risky? is there anything I shud know?
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So ahh thinking about doing this (jailbbreaking)...is it risky? is there anything I shud know?

not risky. iPhone's are shit without it imo.
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Phoenix Wright is $1.19 for a limited time only.

Now you all have NO EXCUSE to not play one of the best adventure/story-driven games ever.
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Toldja! Post your highs when you've got the hang of it

Yeah, defo getting a few Capcom games when I'm back home on wifi tomorrow! SFIV's on sale too!
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22. Yeah, takes a while hey? Not your standard drop puzzle game.
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I'm properly addicted to that free action rpg, Demon Hunter.
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Fuck! Missed all the cheap Capcom games, the special had stopped by the time I got home today

BUT...Gameloft have got a big sale on atm, too! Just picked up Spidey, Shadow Guardian, Hero of Sparta 2 and Zombie Infection all for $1.19 each
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Fuck! Missed all the cheap Capcom games, the special had stopped by the time I got home today

Eh? Why didn't you just buy them on the phone?
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I thought you had to wait 'til you could download them? Fail! Still new to all this app store malarkey
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^^ nope, you can buy anytime, anything over 20mb won't be downloaded until you're on wifi, or you can go 'store - check for available downloads' to grab 'em from iTunes and sync across.
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Yeah, that, but I also assumed Ian was at work and connected to the wifi there.
But it's silly to assume all offices have wifi.

Started the second chapter of Phoenix Wright...
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It is, we have wifi at work but it's restricted to company owned devices. I could get on there if I really wanted but IMAP, SMTP and a heaps of other things are blocked so I just stick to 3G.
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Yeah, no wifi at work for me.

Oh well, lesson learnt! Got nuff games to be getting on with anyway but I'm still a bit gutted
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Are dropped calls an iPhone 4 feature or some shit? Ok so Optus hasn't been as good as Telstra was when work switched us over a few months ago, but the iP4s they gave us (to replace the old Nokias) are fucking awful. I swear every second call over a minute just drops off, and most people in the company are reporting the same issue. Fuck me, giving sales people phones that don't work is like making IT people work without a computer.
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^^ It's the Optus network dude, my girlfriend, her flatmate and her mum have the same issue (her mum has a 2 year old Nokia something), when either one of them call another Optus number, it either rings twice and then flashes Call Failed or goes straight to voicemail, only affects Optus - Optus calls, either one of them can call me (on Vodafone) just fine.

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Yes but we were using Nokias on the Optus network for a good 3 months before we got these iPhones and it was nowhere near as bad, so the iPhones are definitely part of the problem.

I do get that damn automatic voicemail thing though. That is definitely an Optus problem. I have the phone next to me and then all of a sudden I get a text saying I have a voicemail.
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Games: Words with friends is unusually fun.

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Finance: On the way to client this morning I used Bloomberg to read the company profile and share info

Language: 24/7 Spanish is good

Maps: Does google maps on the front page eat into your data allowance??



Why didn't I ditch my stupid Blackberry sooner?

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