Software Review: Yahoo’s iOS Weather App

Software Review:  Yahoo’s iOS Weather App

Today Yahoo introduced its new Yahoo Weather App for iOS. Now this is not an update to the stock Weather App found in iOS that is powered by Yahoo, but an App found in the iTunes App Store. The App is free and for the price it is amazing. The App uses flickr photos as the background and provides flickr link that the user can click to view the photo in full detail. This was great integration of flickr into the App, which appears to be part of Yahoo’s mobile App strategy since it revamped its flickr App on iOS. In addition to giving the current temperature and weather conditions it provides expected high and low for the day. Swiping upward on the app reveals the forecast for the day and the next five days. Scrolling further reveals details for … Read more…

Software Review: Mailbox App “Sorry to Say (It) Probably Won’t Work for You”

Software Review: Mailbox App “Sorry to Say (It) Probably Won’t Work for You”

After months of build up for the iOS Mailbox App I was ready to use Mailbox as an alternative to the built in Mail App of iOS. Mailbox touted some nice features that would “put email in its place”.  The day came that I was sent an email for my reservation to use the Mailbox App.  My place in line was 49450 and on February 7th the app was made available in the App Store.  Upon downloading the app I was prompted to enter my number and a special code that was provided in the email.  On the first day I moved up some 300 spots.  It  became clear that access to this app was going to take a while.  This caused quite the conversation on Twitter and various blogs.  Finally, on Sunday February 10th, sometime in the evening, I gained … Read more…

Setup MobileMe Alias on your iPhone

Setup MobileMe Alias on your iPhone

A few weeks back my I completed a restore on my iPhone 3GS. In doing so I restored it to the factory default, which results in a loss of installed apps, music, email and other defaults. As a result the ability to choose from a list of MobileMe aliases was lost. I am not sure why this was the case. My web search resulted in little information that was useful in getting this “feature” back. Short of restoring my iPhone from the last known backup, I was now without the ability to use aliases within MobileMe account setup on my iPhone. In my searches I discovered a work around that in the end I found to be not only a fix but also a better way of managing aliases. I also discovered after implementing the change I didn’t have to … Read more…