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Best Twitter iPhone Apps

Best Twitter iPhone Apps

People are now twittering and tweeting everywhere from the office, train station to the restaurant and airport. Are you looking for the Best Twitter iPhone Apps? The emergence of mobile technology allows people to tweet quickly and easily. Below are listed some handy iPhone Apps for using Twitter all of which are freely available on the iTunes App Store.

Twitter

Twitter iPhone AppsThe official Twitter iPhone app has all the features you might expect, tweeting, latest posts, lists, access to your profile and favourites and some other extras. This is the twitter app I use most, mainly because it is the official app.
Latest Version is 3.0.3 – Size 3.9 MB

Price : Free

Tweetdeck

The Tweetdeck iPhone app allows you to have Facebook and Twitter on the same app, saves you having to access 2 different iPhone apps. Some nice features and if you want to have a fully integrated app this is the one for you, tweet and facebook on the one app. I still use this on occasion and it is a handy tool for Facebook and Twitter users.

Price : Free

Echophon

This is one I installed a while ago and was my original twitter app before moving to tweetdeck and moving then to Twitter App. It’s a bit clunky and I found it a bit slow to use but that was over 7 months ago … so if anyone has used Echophon add a comment below. However having reviewed the latest app on iTunes I think this has recently been updated.

Price : Free

Feel free to add your comments and review of the Best Twitter iPhone Apps….

Phone Rider iPhone App Review

Phone Rider iPhone App Review

If you are a Knight Rider fan or remember the 1980s TV show then you will surely remember KITT – the talking car.

If you ever wanted to have the Speaking Equaliser which was associated to Kitts voice then you can look no further – the iPhone or iTouch brings you Phone Rider.

The Phone Rider iPhone App picks up your voice using the inbuilt microphone (or plugged in mic if you are using the iTouch) and displays any ambient noise, e.g. speech or music , in the animated Kitt output.

Phone Rider Original Design

Shown above is the original design which is output by the Phone Rider app, but as everyone knows this was not always the way the Kitt voice was represented (see below for the alternate designs available from the control panel). You can choose from Plain Red, Red Diamond and inverted yellow.

Phone Rider Second Version - Original version and Yellow Version

I like this – but it can be a bit overly sensitive (which can be adjusted) – but a nice thowback to the 80s;

Phone Rider – Available on iTunes priced €0.79 – Click Here


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iKitt iPhone App
iKitt iPhone App GPS Review

iKitt iPhone App. iPhone App and GPS Update

iKitt iPhone App. iPhone App and GPS Update

If you missed the original iKitt iPhone App review then you can read the full details here
http://shanemcdonald.org/myblog/2009-09-29/ikitt-ipod-app-review/

This is just an update regarding the iKitt iPhone App’s operation as a speedometer using GPS as you are travelling.

Turn the iPhone on its side and you get the classic Knight Rider / Kitt speedometer. As the iPhone gathers the GPS coordinates and positioning it calculates the actual speed you are doing (please do not do this when driving!! I don’t want people telling me they crashed when trying this out!).

A screenshot of the app in operation is shown below.

iKitt iPhone App Speedometer

The speed of the iKitt speedometer is not realtime, sometimes it will update once a second sometimes longer. However it is quite accurate. The actual speed when testing above was approx 90kph.

I was very tempted to try this in a 737 when taking off from Gatwick recently but felt the “Please turn off all mobile devices” was enough to get me to turn it off.

Its a very good app and well worth the €0.79c price tag on the iTunes App Store, even if it is just for the retro sentimentality.

WordPress iPhone App – The ideal iPhone App for WordPress Blog Owners

WordPress iPhone App – The ideal iPhone App for WordPress Blog Owners

If you run a WordPress blog and you have an iPhone (or indeed an iPod Touch) then the WordPress iPod App is for you.

You can run multiple blogs using the same App. There was a previous version of the WordPress App but if you had this old version WordPress for iPhone 2 or 2.1 won’t automatically update the old app to 2.0.

The new WordPress App has a better user interface overhaul, some improvements to the software, some bug fixes, as well as some requests.

The WordPress App 2.0 and 2.1 allows you to add and update your posts and blog pages.
The updates in the 2.0 / 2.1 version of the app are.
* A better user interface making it easy to view comments, posts, and pages with a brand new comments interface
* Posts are automatically saved and restored if network connection is lost during publishing
* The WordPress App re-opens in the blog you last used
* You can manually enter the XMLRPC endpoint for non-standard setups – other XML issues resolved.
* Fixed edge case where local drafts were sometimes not saved WordPress App Posts Page
* Fixed the order of photos so that they’re displayed in the order they’re uploaded
* A post or page can be deleted by swiping across its title in the Posts or Pages list
* People who made comments, their email addresses are now visible
* Fixes for the link helper, errors in using the more tag, Comments section and URL issues.

The benefit of this great App is that you can compose a few blog entries even without WiFi or 3G connection. As soon as you have connection you can just hit the post button and update to your hearts content.
You can Download the WordPress iPod App from the iTunes App Store.
http://itunes.com/app/wordpress2

FrontPage of WordPress iPhone App

12 Days of Christmas iPhone App gives Free presents to you

12 Days of Christmas iPhone App gives Free presents to you

12 Days of Christmas iPod Touch/ iPhone AppApple has launched a great App for iPod Touch and iPhone called the ’12 Days of Christmas’ . It is a promo app which runs from December 26 to January 6. The Apple App allows anyone with an iTunes account in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Norway, and Portugal to download a free song, music video, app, television show, or film from the iTunes store.

Push Notifications are used so that you get daily reminders on the daily free app, tune or other great gift from Apple.If you want to see this great App click this iTunes link. You can also connect to Facebook and recommend the download to your friends – if you like it.

It is pretty good – so far I have downloaded a Foo Fighters track and the Trivial Pursuit App from iTunes. Todays freebie was a Leona Lewis track which needless to say I did not avail of … no offense to Leona but I’m just not a fan!

If you have an iPod Touch or iPhone Get downloading and enjoy!

How to fix an iPhone which won’t start

How to fix an iPhone which won’t start

How do you fix an iPhone which won’t start?

If your iPod Touch or iPhone won’t start, then you are probably having a very frustrating time of it.

This is what’s probably happening to you if your iPod Touch or iPhone fails to start.

What happens when an iPod Touch or iPhone won't start

What happens when an iPod Touch or iPhone won’t start

How do you fix an iPhone which will not start?

Using the iPod Recovery Mode helped me!
Hold down the iPod Touch’s home button (circle at the bottom centre of the iPod or iPhone) and then plug the iPhone / iTouch into your computer, while always keeping the iPod Home button depressed. This should launch the iPod recovery mode system. Recovery Mode is a specialised diagnostic mode which allows your iPod Touch’s software to be reinstalled.

Warning
This deletes everything from your iPod, so be aware. If you have being synching your iPod regularly the system should reinstall your apps, emails, text messages, settings and files from the last full synch of the iPod.

If you don’t know what you are doing, get somebody who does … This worked for me, but if you are unsure contact an official Apple registered service company. Also, some online solutions to this issue say to lightly Bang the iPod beforehand … I can’t see how this would help so I wouldn’t recommend doing this!

When to Try iPod / iPhone Recovery Mode
Try this if you’re unable to get a response from the device even when it’s plugged into a computer with iTunes. You may not even get a response if you plug direct into an iPod charger.

How Long does iPod Tuoch / iPhone Recovery Mode Take?
This depends on the number of apps, number of files etc that have to be reinstalled. My iPod recovery took about 90 minutes.

Note : Recovery mode may not be the ideal solution for your iPod issue, but might help if you have tried everything else.

What Caused it to Stop Working
For me, I started downloading an App Update via the iPod Touchs’ App Store section. As the App was downloading I moved to an point in the building where there was no WiFi coverage and download stopped. As soon as I was back in WiFi coverage, I was asked for my iTunes password and within 2 minutes the device turned off – perhaps some sort of unrecoverable deadlock conflict between a half downloaded App and the new download. All further attempts to restart gave the response shown in the graphic above.

All working now, All Apps back on the iPod – all thanks to iPod Recovery Mode!