Daily Archives: December 5, 2008

Top 10 Free iPhone/iTouch Apps For 12.5.08

Top 10 Free iPhone/iTouch Apps For 12.5.08


1. TapDefense
Category: Games
Released: Nov 19, 2008
Yesterday’s ranking: Unchanged


2. Joost
Category: Entertainment
Released: Nov 17, 2008
Yesterday’s ranking: Unchanged


3. 5800+ Drink & Cocktail Recipes Free
Category: Lifestyle
Released: Nov 23, 2008
Yesterday’s ranking: 4


4. Darts
Category: Games
Released: Oct 17, 2008
Yesterday’s ranking: 3


5. Night Stand
Category: Utilities
Released: Nov 22, 2008
Yesterday’s ranking: Unchanged


6. WiFinder
Category: Utilities
Released: Aug 14, 2008
Yesterday’s ranking: Unchanged


7. Amazon Mobile
Category: Lifestyle
Released: Nov 30, 2008
Yesterday’s ranking: 31


8. Shazam
Category: Music
Released: Jul 07, 2008
Yesterday’s ranking: 7


9. Urbanspoon
Category: Travel
Released: Oct 24, 2008
Yesterday’s ranking: Unchanged


10. Easy Wi-Fi for AT&T
Category: Utilities
Released: Nov 29, 2008
Yesterday’s ranking: 23

(Via Top 100 Free iPhone Applications – Pinch Media)

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Geek Speak – What is SMS?

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You see it all the time but what does it stand for and what does it mean? Thanks to webopedia, now you know:

“What is SMS – Short Message Service?

Abbreviated as SMS, the transmission of short text messages to and from a mobile phone, fax machine and/or IP address. Messages must be no longer than 160 alpha-numeric characters and contain no images or graphics.
Once a message is sent, it is received by a Short Message Service Center (SMSC), which must then get it to the appropriate mobile device.

To do this, the SMSC sends a SMS Request to the home location register (HLR) to find the roaming customer. Once the HLR receives the request, it will respond to the SMSC with the subscriber’s status: 1) inactive or active 2) where subscriber is roaming.

If the response is “inactive”, then the SMSC will hold onto the message for a period of time. When the subscriber accesses his device, the HLR sends a SMS Notification to the SMSC, and the SMSC will attempt delivery.

The SMSC transfers the message in a Short Message Delivery Point to Point format to the serving system. The system pages the device, and if it responds, the message gets delivered.

The SMSC receives verification that the message was received by the end user, then categorizes the message as “sent” and will not attempt to send again.”

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Why Icons Matter!

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For all you designers, artists and creatives out there, a great post about Why icons matter and what goes into a great design. By Gedeon Maheux – the co-founder of the Iconfactory

Read it HERE

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Hey Apple, Buy Boxee! Duh!

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If you have seen Boxee, played around with it, hacked your AppleTV to use it, you already know it Rocks! If you havent, check it out!

I am NO coder, hacker or advanced terminal dude but I even got Boxee to work on my AppleTV! Click HERE

And here’s another great reason to get it: (from Boxee’s web site)

“Good news: you can now access Netflix on boxee,  get your Instant Queue and Recommendations, browse Recently Added and Most Popular, sift through the entire Netflix Watch Instantly selection by Genre and  Search.”

What the heck (cleaned it up for the kiddies) , Come on Apple, this little company is spanking you! Make them an offer and lets get all this wonderful goodness on Apple TV!

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