Fish Farm is a really gorgeous looking aquarium app thats out today for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Its free to download as well, which makes it even more appealing, although you do have the option to make in-app purchases.
Fish Farm features over 75 3D fish and sharks that swim around and up to the screen and make faces at you, just like the real thing. Theyll even respond if you tap on the glass. You can customise your tank with over 50 decorations and backgrounds, and as you level up and unlock new items by raising, breeding and selling your fish, you can maintain up to 12 separate salt and freshwater aquariums at the same time.
If you dont want to wait around for your fish to breed so that you can level up, you can purchase in-app cowry dollars, which are used just like coins to buy in-game items and upgrades.
Lately most of the news concerning iPhone 4 issues have been focused on the "death grip" and reception problems. The iPhone 4 Proximity Sensor is a growing concern as well. The device's proximity sensors designed to sense when the phone is held up to the user's face and deactivate the device's screen, thus preventing unintended activation of buttons on the display. According to MacWorld here's the solution:
After reading this article, I noticed the problem over the last few days and it has become quite annoying. Let us know if this fix works for you.
AT&T, the self-described "nation's fastest 3G network" may not be so fast anymore, as there have been rumors suggesting that AT&T has begun throttling 3G speeds across multiple regions. Although there has been no official statement yet by AT&T, these reports have sparked an uproar over at the Macrumors forum, noting "ten-fold" decreases in upload speed. When in the past, users were accustomed to 1Mbps upload speeds, seem to now be capped at 100kbps.
The list of affected areas so far include
This is certainly not a way to win over consumers, but then again AT&T doesn't seem to have a great track record in that regard. Remember, AT&T was the first major carrier to drop unlimited data plans, despite having arguably the worst coverage in the nation. Not to mention the reception issues with the Iphone 4 when "holding it the wrong way."
The idea of 3G throttling may not come as a huge surprise to some. If you may recall, back in October 2009 during CTIA, AT&T Wireless CEO Ralph De la Vega hinted at the possibility of throttling 3G speeds or data (via PCWorld):
This is a video on how to fix your iPhone 4's LED Flash if it stopped working. People have messaged me asking me how to fix it, so I'll tell them in song...erm...video. Other things you could do is the following:
1. Soft Restart - Hold down power button then "slide to power off"
2. Hard Restart - Hold down both power and home buttons until the Apple logo shows up, then let go.
3. Restore - Connect to iTunes and Restore your iPhone to factory settings.
Last choice it to visit the Apple Store Genius Bar.
A really cool online FPS for iPhone 4 that allows up to 5 on 5 team deathmatch. You have the choice of a variety of weapons along with grenades. The game runs smoothly and looks great on the iPhone 4's Retina display. Check out the video for full review.
InvisibleShield iPhone 4 Max Protection Giveaway #3
All throughout July we'll giving away iPhone 4 stuff! Thats right, "stuff", everyone loves "stuff". Cases, Accessories, etc. will be given away EVERY Monday of July so make sure your an active member of the site!
You know you need your iPhone 4 Retina Display to stay as beautiful as it is. Take a chance at our giveaway this week for the InvisibleShield Max Protection for iPhone 4.
The website WhiteiPhone4Now will sell you a kit that will turn your black iPhone 4 to a white one. That is, if you have around $300 to do it. You can buy the kit for $229 with free shipping and do it yourself, or you can have BrokeMyiPhone do it for $54 + shipping. Thats a lot of dough and you have to "can" your "earpiece grill, the back covers lens cover and LED diffuser". The kit promises to be 100% functional and includes:
So if your crazy about having a white iPhone 4 before everyone else, be my guest.
THQ Wireless is releasing a Star Wars Tower Defence game called Star Wars: The Battle for Hoth, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, according to official Star Wars blog, StarWars.com | Home Page. The game will be released on July 15th for iPhone and iPod touch for $2.99, and an iPad version will also be coming in August.
The game, which is being developed by Fluffy Logic, sees players taking on the role of the commander of the Rebel forces as they defend shield generators from the Imperial ground army. Featuring 15 levels, 2 game modes (Classic and Fortress) and 2 difficulty settings, it plays very much like a traditional Tower Defence game, with players using strategic thinking to place defensive units, including troops, snowspeeders, X-wings and ion cannons, where they can most effectively protect the generators from the advancing enemy hordes.
BBC News in the UK reports today that an iPhone app has come to the rescue of a ship in distress off the coast of Northern Ireland. A motor cruiser, called The Wee Rascal, put out a distress call in the early hours of Sunday morning, asking for emergency assistance due to the bad weather. However, the boat was not carrying any flares, flashlights or VHF radio, making it almost impossible to locate. When the Enniskillen RNLI and Erne Coastguard Rescue Team failed to find any trace of the boat, the Belfast coastguard tried using a locator iPhone app which enabled them to pinpoint the vessel's latitude and longitude. The boat was then easily located, drifting dangerously close to rocks, and lead away to safety. Coastguard Watch Manager Steven Carson told the BBC that the boat and its occupants were rescued by "a combination of luck and technology."
Unfortunately the BBC report doesn't mention the app's name, otherwise we'd give it a name check! It's possible that it's the 99 cents app called Anchors Aweigh (pictured), but that's just a guess.