Spruce up your reminders with a handy countdown app. Reminder & Countdown free covers all the bases when it comes to displaying how much time is left until an event or holiday. Anything at all can be logged with a time and Reminder & Countdown will automatically alert you before or when it happens.
Reminder & Countdown free version 1.5 requires iOS 5.0 or later and is optimized for the iPhone 5 display. The app is supported by small banner ads at the bottom of the screen, which don’t interfere with the reminders or functionality of the app. Upon first opening Reminder & Countdown the master list of events appears along with real-time countdowns.
Earlier this year T-Mobile announced a plan to offer its customers more flexibility by eliminating cell phone subsidies, and the carrier has followed through by rolling out its no contract data plans over the weekend. Instead of subsidizing cell phones and locking customers into two-year contracts, T-Mobile users can now choose one of several monthly data options. The plans start at $50/month, all the way up to $110 for 12.5GB/month. There is also a $70 unlimited option, and each plan comes with unlimited talk, text, and tethering.
The catch is customers will be forced to pay full prices for new phones, but at least there will be an option to do it in installments. For example, you can secure a $400 phone with a small down payment, and make monthly payments until it's paid off. T-Mobile hopes this will be a better and cheaper option for customers than what AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are currently offering.
Remind Me Later can be a useful feature of iOS, except that it’s limited to reminding you about phone calls only. Fans of the feature will be happy to know that the jailbreak tweak AnyReminder makes it possible to add these reminders to other iOS apps, such as Messages and Mail.
For example, say a text message arrives and you device is locked. With AnyReminder installed, tapping the camera grabber displays options to Dismiss, Launch or Remind Me Later for this particular alert. This menu can be enabled to work with Notifications, Safari, Mail and Messages in addition to the Phone app.
Notification banners that pop up on iOS can be informative but they don’t hang around very long. There’s no way to change the length of time these banners display on the screen, they mysteriously go away by themselves. Sometimes you’d like the message to stick around a little longer.
Now on jailbroken devices the a handy tweak will keep notification banners as long as you prefer. Sticky Icky will wait until you dismiss the banner to remove it from the screen. Don’t mind the name, this tweak gets the job done if automatic banner dismissal is not for you.
The new game Field Fighter from Eightythree Tech has arrived on the App Store, and we’re giving away promo codes to 5 lucky winners! This highly addictive scrolling space shooter features visually appealing graphics and 6 challenging levels.
Three difficulty levels keep the game challenging, with an individual leaderboard linked to Game Center for each. Defeat your enemies with three different weapons, the spread shot, laser and lock-on missile. Each weapon can perform super-charged attacks as you grab power-ups, while each explosion brilliantly warps the background.
A new Dutch horror film called App aims to make cell phone usage in theaters socially acceptable by allowing users to interact with the movie via their smartphones. Moviegoers are encouraged to download a free app from the App Store which uses special technology to send messages and images to the audience in real time.
2CFilm, who produced the movie, is touting App as the first movie with a "second screen", and promises the film will stand alone for those who prefer to keep their cell phones turned off. However, the producers didn't explain what happens when people using the app start to receive outside calls or texts during the movie.
One of ZAGG's most popular products for the iPhone and iPad is on sale while supplies last. The legendary invisibleSHIELD device protector is now offered buy one get one free, with free shipping to boot. The invisibleSHIELD is designed to fit each device perfectly, protecting the screen, back or entire body of your smartphone or tablet.
The material that comprises the invisibleSHIELD is strong, transparent and unlike any other screen protector on the market. For details on the installation process see this overview of installing the invisibleSHIELD on the iPhone 5. With ZAGG offering this product buy one get one free, you can protect more than one mobile device for half price.
Ironhide Game Studio has released the first teaser trailer for Kingdom Rush: Frontiers. The game is a sequel the popular tower defense game Kingdom Rush. The trailer doesn't reveal much, but it does show all the original turrets (Mage, Archers, Barracks, and Artillery) from the first game. Ironhide said the "bigger, meaner and better" sequel will be released this fall.
In the original game players use a combination of towers, magic and upgrades to fend off armies of goblins, trolls and other monsters. The game is set set in Medieval times, and is considered one of the best TD games released for iOS and Android devices. You can download the original iPhone version for $0.99, or the HD iPad version for $2.99.
Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 which fixes the lock screen security bug, and improves the Maps app for users in Japan. It is unknown at this time if the update patches the evasi0n jailbreak. This means users with jailbroken devices should avoid the update until we learn more. All other iOS users can navigate to Settings > General > Software Update, or connect their devices to iTunes to upgrade their devices.
UPDATE: Evad3rs member MuscleNerd issued this warning to jailbreakers via Twitter: "IOS 6.1.3 is out. Jailbreakers stay away! There's no coming back to 6.1.2 JB even if you saved blobs (except iPhone4 and ipt4g."
Pandora fans may have noticed the only way to give a thumbs up or thumbs down to a particular track is to have the app open. Of course, with iOS you can skip tracks using the multitasking switcher or by pulling up music controls on the lock screen. But this won’t register your approval or disapproval of the track, steering the future of your radio station.
Now with the jailbreak tweak ThumbsUp installed, you can add thumb buttons to the lock screen music controls. This provides a simple and fast way to record your preferences with Pandora, without unlocking your device and navigating to the iOS app.