DropBox

08/12/2010

Now here’s a smart way of sharing files between your mobile device and a PC/Mac! DropBox (www.dropbox.com) works with smartphones running iPhone, iPad, Blackberry & Android OSs. The screenshot here is DropBox running on my iPhone 4, but the following features are generic across all OS platforms.
Synchronise Files automatically between your mobile smartphone and your PC/Mac 🙂
Storage free of 2GB and up to 100GB for a small price. DropBox servers are secure 🙂
File Management couldn’t be easier, create folders to organise files, work collaboratively.
For a more detailed description of what DropBox can be used for, visit https://www.dropbox.com/features.
Photo & Video Management is great, enabling you to take a photograph or video on your smartphone and access it within seconds on a PC/Mac. This has some very exciting possibilities what a mobile worker can deliver photographs/videos etc back to their office very quickly, effectively anywhere in the world!


MyGas for iPhone

08/12/2010

Another useful app for the iPhone is ‘MyGas’ which is a database of Fuel Stations, showing you: 1) Gas Stations on a Map (c/o Google Maps) or 2) Nearby Gas Stations.
As the screenshot shows in the view of ‘Nearby Gas Stations’, it shows useful information giving:
Fuel Station Name
Cost of your chosen fuel (set up in perferences) and when the price was last updated.
To assist in the every growing list of stations, you can also add a new station, not already listed. The fuel prices can also be updated if you’d like to really be helpful! 🙂


PayPal releases update to iPhone app

16/11/2010

On the 4th November 2010, ‘The Register‘ announced that PayPal has submitted an updated iPhone app. PayPal have found that the previous version failed to check the digital certificates that confirmed the authenticity of the online-payment website. The security risk leaves iPhone users who rely on the app open to man-in-the-middle attacks when connecting over unsecured networks such as Wi-Fi hotspots! A day later, PayPal rushed out an updated version to the app store. The app for Android-based phones luckily wasn’t affected.


Magnifier for iPhone

12/11/2010

Well, there are programmers out there producing apps filling so many functions! So here’s another…. Magnifier Free for the iPhone is as the name suggests, a Magnifer; which uses the iPhones camera.

The app gives you three levels of magnification: 1x, 2x & 4x as the item is viewed on the screen of your iPhone. When the app’s used on an iPhone 4, it also features a nice little (on screen) on/off toggle switch to turn the LED flash on/off; useful if you’re magnifying something in a poorly lit area.


WCA (Analogue) Clock for iPhone

08/11/2010

Having already got a nice add-on digital clock for my iPhone 4, the other day I was looking in the app store for an analogue clock and came across: WCA.
It’s a nice looking analogue clock with a good sized clock face with second hand, as shown in the screenshot. The app is free and also features the functionality of alarms.
Although there are many other analogue apps in the app store, this particular one took my fancy.


Toilet Finder for iPhone

03/11/2010

Now, all readers will relate to this one! When you need to go, you need to go!!! Now, didn’t your Mum always say to you, go before you leave home, go before you travel! Well if you’re an iPhone user and need to go, help is at hand with this app 🙂
Toilet Finder by WaterAid is free and a useful or should I categorise it as an ‘Essential’ must have app 🙂 when the app is launched it will, based on your iPhone knowing where you are (with the aid of GPS/the mobile network) give you a list of your nearest public toilets; and the distance you are from them. If you select ‘Map’ it will show you where you are with the standard blue spot courtesy of ‘Google Maps’ along with a Male/Female symbol of those toilets nearby. If you use a public toilet that’s not listed, the app lets you add a new one.


Tube Deluxe for iPhone

01/11/2010

I’ve already blogged about and use the free ‘London Tube’ app for the iPhone. However, now I’ve been told about ‘Tube Deluxe’ at a cost of just 59p from the app store, which keeps you up to date with the very latest ‘real time’ status of the London Underground. This surely is a must have app for London Underground iPhone commuters. In the status view, stations are listed on the left along with a status symbol on the right, e.g. green tick with “Good service” to a red triangle with exclamation mark with “Severe delays”. Tapping on the status symbol then gives more information about the station being checked. The map view, as you’d expect shows a zoomable map of the whole London Underground. The plan view lets you plan your journey. The departures view gives you a ‘live’ departure time of tube stations of your choice and updates itself automatically which I think is really kool! 🙂 The locate view will show you the nearest tube stations based on your 3G/GPS position. It will list the station name and the lines it has, e.g. Embankment, 0.1 miles serving Bakerloo, Circle, District, and Northern lines. Finally, the map option will show you a ‘Google Map’ of your location with the traditional blue spot and London Underground station locations shown with a red map pin. Tapping on the red map pin, gives the station name and how far away it is from you.