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Blind_Eagle 08-09-2010 01:14 PM

Andy,iPhone/tvcatchup is a must even if it's not technically an app. 20 odd tv stations over wifi and 3g for free.

If you have sky+ then the app of the same name allows you remotely set your sky+ box.

Tv guide is an excellent free tv listings service which has the above two services integrated into it

andyocpfc 08-09-2010 04:00 PM

Cheers BE, will certainly be going for that as i do have Sky HD and often are away from the house for a few days. I'm always swearing and cursing when i realise that i have forgotten to record something.

I have to say, now owning my first iPhone in my lifetime what an unbelievable bit of kit it is. I cannot believe i have been missing out on so much in recent years. Certainly one of the best things i have ever purchased.

andyocpfc 08-09-2010 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle
Andy,iPhone/tvcatchup is a must even if it's not technically an app. 20 odd tv stations over wifi and 3g for free.

If you have sky+ then the app of the same name allows you remotely set your sky+ box.

Tv guide is an excellent free tv listings service which has the above two services integrated into it


How do i get that if it as not an App on Itunes?

Finbar 08-09-2010 04:38 PM

It's a website so put tvcatchup in Google in your phone and go to it that way, you need to register but after that all free to air tv is there on your phone and the quality is amazing. Tried it on my pc and the quality was no where near as good!

andyocpfc 08-09-2010 05:01 PM

Bloody hell, i've just done it. It's amazing. How do you control your Sky from it though?

Finbar 08-09-2010 05:03 PM

Sorry Andy, two very different things.

Mine was a slingbox which is very different, catchuptv can only do free to air. Slingbox requires a lot more investment to get it up and running (time and money!)

EagleSE24 08-09-2010 05:18 PM

Does slingbox totally mess up your monthly download totals?

Finbar 09-09-2010 07:18 AM

Having only had my iphone a month I'll tell you on Monday when I can see exactly how much I've used each day this week, have been watching it for about 5hrs I would guess and not gone over my fair use limit yet (1GB with 3 I think)

Stavros 69 09-09-2010 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle
Music recommendations should include WunderRadio IMHO

Agreed.

andyocpfc 09-09-2010 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Finbar
Sorry Andy, two very different things.

Mine was a slingbox which is very different, catchuptv can only do free to air. Slingbox requires a lot more investment to get it up and running (time and money!)



I've just downloaded the Sky App - free to download and can look up tv listings and set to record my Sky box once you have registered. Amazing! :lux:

kettle 09-09-2010 04:00 PM

got to get flick football as well - amazingly addictive. 59p, worth every penny.

andyocpfc 09-09-2010 04:32 PM

What is the best playable football game to download in peoples opinion?

BulletEagle 09-09-2010 10:21 PM

Flick Football, Andy.

FIFA 10 is appalling, I found FM poor in detail and realism and those are the main 3.

kettle 09-09-2010 10:45 PM

flick football is a great football free kick game. they update it fairly regularly too - so peoples ideas always get added. for 59p you cant go wrong!
If you want to play a full football game, try x2 football - 2009 or 2010. It is 2.99 / 3.99.

keithywonder 12-09-2010 10:38 PM

I have downloaded tvcatchup, however it says I need adobe, which apple doesn't support. Any ideas mates

Blind_Eagle 14-09-2010 08:19 AM

You need to download iPhone/tvcatchup, not the standard tvcatchup.

James 14-09-2010 09:33 AM

I should like to announce that I now have 3 stars on all levels of Angry Birds (up to and including 10-15). I need some new levels.

EagleSE24 14-09-2010 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James
I should like to announce that I now have 3 stars on all levels of Angry Birds (up to and including 10-15). I need some new levels.

How did you get level 10 to open? I have downloaded the update but they're still locked.

James 14-09-2010 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EagleSE24
How did you get level 10 to open? I have downloaded the update but they're still locked.

You have to complete all the earlier levels first - have you done that?

EagleSE24 14-09-2010 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James
You have to complete all the earlier levels first - have you done that?

Yup, I'm guessing I need to go back to my computer and check again as there doesn't seem to be an obvious reason why it wouldn;t work.

keithywonder 14-09-2010 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle
You need to download iPhone/tvcatchup, not the standard tvcatchup.

Thanks have done now

EagleinOz 14-09-2010 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James
I should like to announce that I now have 3 stars on all levels of Angry Birds (up to and including 10-15). I need some new levels.

Seriously impressive! You must have some patience.

I've got three stars on most but have hardly played it since I moved jobs and have less toilet breaks!

m_reid 14-09-2010 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle
You need to download iPhone/tvcatchup, not the standard tvcatchup.

is there actualy an app, i looked but couldn't see one, i have to go through safari to iphone.tvcatchup.com

montstar 14-09-2010 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m_reid
is there actualy an app, i looked but couldn't see one, i have to go through safari to iphone.tvcatchup.com

Im not aware of an app but while n the web page you can hit the + sign at the bottom then click the add to home screen which will make a little app square for you!

montstar 14-09-2010 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James
I should like to announce that I now have 3 stars on all levels of Angry Birds (up to and including 10-15). I need some new levels.


Me too! Are you as frustrated as me that the last few levels have needed a far less ingenious attack and more a blast everything you can one!?

montstar 14-09-2010 01:53 PM

Oh and anyone that doesnt have words with friends is missing out!

cant recommend it highly enough have been playing up to 7 friends at once and am regularly playing friends from all over! and the free messaging bit is a definite plus!

Highbury Eagle 14-09-2010 10:13 PM

Monkey Island 2 is now 59p, bargain!

andyocpfc 14-09-2010 11:01 PM

One question if you please. I've got an App for Sky sports, the Football league (CPFC), ESPN and the BBC. Tonight is the first time i have used it whilst a Palace game being on to update me on the commentary. All seemed very poor, slow and WELL behind the playing time. Does anyone use an App for latest football scores that they can recommend? TIA

Conger 21-10-2010 05:36 PM

They've only gone and released a Halloween version of Angry Birds!!

Thats a few hours written off then....

Unfortunately you have to pay 59p, but hey, I'm sure it'll be good value as normal!

Adlerhorst 22-10-2010 07:53 AM

Cut the rope, like a cross between angry birds and cat physics.

Superb.

Neil 22-10-2010 09:48 AM

Game Dev Story

2.39

Probably the most addictive game I have played in a long time.

thehound 27-10-2010 01:57 PM

I bought a few apps today, angry birds, cut the rope etc. but they won't sync. I have a ipod touch. Does anyone else have this problem?

BulletEagle 28-10-2010 10:45 AM

Slice it is annoyingly addictive

AJ's right boot 29-10-2010 10:20 AM

As posted on the other thread.... But the VLC media app has changed my life! Ha ha. Can now play my AVIs on my iPhone with out needing to spend hours and hours converting them! Awesome.

pardew's shorts 05-11-2010 10:41 PM

NHL 2K11 is a very good game, and only 59p. Ronnie O'Sullivan snooker is decent too - picked that up whilst it was free.

Currently downloading Pro Evo 2011, the latest Sonic and ChuChu Rocket! (Sega are doing a good job of getting some classics on the iPhone; I'd love to see Road Rash and Sensible Soccer, amongst others).

Edit: just remembered Road Rash was EA. But still, think it would translate well to the iPhone (also Theme Park would be great. I'm rambling now).

gadford4th 05-11-2010 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neil
Game Dev Story

2.39

Probably the most addictive game I have played in a long time.

Yes, I've heard this is great. Don't want to download anything that addictive!

thehound 08-11-2010 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thehound
I bought a few apps today, angry birds, cut the rope etc. but they won't sync. I have a ipod touch. Does anyone else have this problem?

I need to download os 3 for my itouch as currently on 2 so the new apps will work. I can't seem to find it on itunes. Does anyone know where it is?

Brummie Allan 08-11-2010 11:30 AM

I put NAV FREE on mine yesterday thought I'd test the route to SE25 - 119 miles, 1hr 55min, are they having a laugh. 60mph through south London I think not.

Highbury Eagle 02-12-2010 12:23 PM

For those of you that have got Angry Birds Halloween, there's an update with 25 new festive levels. Something to do whilst stuck in the snow.

Adlerhorst 04-12-2010 04:57 PM

iPad recommendation.

Aweditorium.

Utterly brilliant.

Ridcully 04-12-2010 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adlerhorst
iPad recommendation.

Aweditorium.

Utterly brilliant.

Wow! Thanks.

I thought Flip board was good, this is every bit as special!

Do we need an iPad thread for gems like this?

Highbury Eagle 05-12-2010 06:52 PM

Timewheel, best free app ever!

Shows the music charts on any date you give it, able to listen to a clip of the song and even buy it. Very user friendly.

Blind_Eagle 06-12-2010 08:06 AM

My Artists is worth a download. Nice little app that integrates with your existing tunes.

BulletEagle 06-12-2010 05:57 PM

Will 12 Days of Christmas be returning?

Steve in Phoenix 06-12-2010 06:04 PM

RedLaser - pretty handy for Xmas shopping. See something that might be a good present, scan the barcode and it immediately tells you where the cheapest place to get it is. Later you can look at your scans if you want to think about it. I think it might be iphone4 only tho?

Accuweather seems the best weather app I've found.

Recently downloaded the Twitter app as its very useful for travel updates - coming from people right at the train stations or bus routes.

Heb 7:4 06-12-2010 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve in Phoenix
Accuweather seems the best weather app I've found.

Try Weather Pro. It really is the best one I've found. Met Office is free, if you aren't looking to pay, or Outside if you want something simple and fun (it has a paid for extra where it will remind you each morning if you need a coat, an umbrella, or sun screen during the day)

Scrumpy 06-12-2010 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve in Phoenix
RedLaser - pretty handy for Xmas shopping. See something that might be a good present, scan the barcode and it immediately tells you where the cheapest place to get it is. Later you can look at your scans if you want to think about it. I think it might be iphone4 only tho?

Accuweather seems the best weather app I've found.

Recently downloaded the Twitter app as its very useful for travel updates - coming from people right at the train stations or bus routes.

Had Redlaser on my 3GS for yolks. Got it for free during a one day sale

Bobsta 06-12-2010 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neil
Game Dev Story

2.39

Probably the most addictive game I have played in a long time.

This game rocks.

Steve in Phoenix 06-12-2010 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Heb 7:4
Try Weather Pro. It really is the best one I've found. Met Office is free, if you aren't looking to pay, or Outside if you want something simple and fun (it has a paid for extra where it will remind you each morning if you need a coat, an umbrella, or sun screen during the day)

Yeah I usually opt for the free apps where possible. :) I tried Met Office but it seems a bit slow though. Accuweather loads faster and I find it more useful - gives you both the temperature and also what it actually feels like. Can tab between Current, Hour-by-hour, or 15 Day forecasts and also scroll between locations (quite useful when you are travelling somewhere).

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scrumpy
Had Redlaser on my 3GS for yolks. Got it for free during a one day sale

It's free now. Think that must have changed since you got it :)

Blind_Eagle 07-12-2010 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve in Phoenix
RedLaser - pretty handy for Xmas shopping. See something that might be a good present, scan the barcode and it immediately tells you where the cheapest place to get it is.

I've never found it actually does find the cheapest supplier! Great use of the technology mind.

I concur with the WeatherPro recommendation, it's excellent.

pardew's shorts 09-12-2010 12:04 AM

Recent purchases:

Angry Birds Seasons
Backbreaker 2
TimeWheel
Peep Show
Chu Chu Rocket

gadford4th 10-12-2010 02:49 PM

Recent for me;

Madden 11 - had it a week and only just won a game, i'm not very good
Assassin's Creed - plenty of fun
Infinity Blade - best graphics for an iphone game yet
Scrabble

pardew's shorts 17-12-2010 07:07 PM

Word Lens looks pretty spectacular

http://questvisual.com/

BulletEagle 17-12-2010 07:09 PM

12 Days of Christmas is available to download now, with downloads from 26 Dec-6 Jan

gadford4th 17-12-2010 07:21 PM

INFINITY BLADE. Get this get this get this.

Marki 17-12-2010 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pardew's shorts
Word Lens looks pretty spectacular

http://questvisual.com/

If the translation bit works as per the video it looks pretty impressive!

CPFC Cheerleader Observer 18-12-2010 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BulletEagle
12 Days of Christmas is available to download now, with downloads from 26 Dec-6 Jan

Released a free kylie EP yesterday to download!!

BulletEagle 18-12-2010 08:43 AM

EA Xmas Sale now on, FIFA and many others reduced to 59p

CPFC Cheerleader Observer 18-12-2010 08:48 AM

Oooh, cheers for that!

Smoz 01-01-2011 07:23 PM

Broken Sword (Directors Cut) game is currently available free of charge for both iphone & ipad in the app store.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/broke...350353259?mt=8

Mods, hope you don't mind me cross posting in three different but relevant threads.

richdeniro 02-01-2011 04:35 PM

Anyone know any RSS Feed apps that will send through a push notification for each new feed?

Steve in Phoenix 02-01-2011 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle
I've never found it actually does find the cheapest supplier! Great use of the technology mind.

I concur with the WeatherPro recommendation, it's excellent.

Yeah obviously limited to the stores it searches, it's not going to beat a human search. What I love is that it immediately gives you an idea if the price quoted is reasonable plus it stores it for later reference. So its easy to look at the list of scanned items later and google yourself.

For example its perfect in airport stores where the markup is huge. I found a phone case there I'd been looking for ages, scanned and found it was half the price. I hadnt been able to find it anywhere but now I can stroll to the nearest store identified and get that.

Accuweather's more than good enough for me as its free - I wouldnt pay for weather forecasts off the TV so not going to on the phone :) I think Accuweather is the best free one.

CPFC Cheerleader Observer 04-01-2011 08:23 AM

Free Doctor Who : The End of Time Part I episode to download today!

Neil 04-01-2011 09:38 AM

Mirror's Edge is free at the moment.

No idea how long that will last, so best to download it now.

little al 04-01-2011 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neil
Mirror's Edge is free at the moment.

No idea how long that will last, so best to download it now.

Cheers for that, it's pretty good.

CPFC Cheerleader Observer 04-01-2011 10:49 AM

Yeah thanks, just downloaded!

CPFC Cheerleader Observer 09-01-2011 10:10 AM

RIP to the VLC media player app which has been pulled.

Hope you guys managed to get it before it went as its a great app.

Travelcard 09-01-2011 10:32 AM

A couple of people have recommended "TimeWheel" but I get no results when I search for it in iTunes. I guess it's unlikely that two people have miss-spelled it so has it been pulled also?

disco mixx kidd 09-01-2011 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CPFC Cheerleader Observer
RIP to the VLC media player app which has been pulled.

Hope you guys managed to get it before it went as its a great app.

ohh i think i got that, what does it let you do?

Heb 7:4 09-01-2011 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CPFC Cheerleader Observer
RIP to the VLC media player app which has been pulled.

Hope you guys managed to get it before it went as its a great app.

Why did they pull it?

CineXPlayer did much the same thing. Not sure if it's still there though

Finbar 13-01-2011 05:02 PM

Tunein Radio app, 59p, lets you record, pause and access old shows, works brilliantly

CPFC Cheerleader Observer 14-01-2011 09:14 AM

VLC lets you add movies directly to your iphone through the APP tab of iTunes.

The issue seems to be that Applidium who wrote the app claim they had approval from the VideoLAN association who created VLC to produce the iOS app but there are license issues which Apple cannot resolve.

Shame as its such an easy way to add and watch films on your iOS device.

Men At Work 14-01-2011 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Heb 7:4
Why did they pull it?

One of the developers decided that Apple were evil for wrapping the product in their standard DRM (against the terms of the GPL license under which VLC was released) and so ordered them to pull it from the store.

Dogma 1 - 0 Common sense

Neil 14-01-2011 10:18 AM

I assume if you have VLC already, you're unaffected by this?

CPFC Cheerleader Observer 14-01-2011 10:30 AM

That's right Neil. If you got it before it was pulled then you can still use it! :p

disco mixx kidd 14-01-2011 01:50 PM

phew!

CPFC Cheerleader Observer 15-01-2011 08:22 AM

Havent found any real decent new apps for a while though, has anyone else?

Heb 7:4 15-01-2011 08:35 AM

This week I've marvelling at the new Suduku solving feature of google googles.

I mean I've never bloody use it. But damn it's impressive!

montstar 15-01-2011 08:52 AM

infinity blade and rage2 have absolutely amazing graphics for games on phones!

Blind_Eagle 16-01-2011 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Travelcard
A couple of people have recommended "TimeWheel" but I get no results when I search for it in iTunes. I guess it's unlikely that two people have miss-spelled it so has it been pulled also?

Just had a look, Timewheel is still there. :confused:

disco mixx kidd 16-01-2011 08:19 PM

Real racing 2 getting good reviews

KingsleY 17-01-2011 01:21 PM

Completed cut the rope. Pretty easy actually, but very addictive

LLCOOLSTEVE 21-01-2011 04:25 PM

Just purchased Sleep Cycle, going to give it a go

Finbar 21-01-2011 04:35 PM

Bought that a couple of weeks ago, you need to have it charging on your matress while you sleep which requires a bit of changing things round in my bedroom as I use a dock, looks interesting though and you would probably be ok on a full charge. Report back please :p

James 21-01-2011 04:35 PM

Anyone else tried Bubble Ball?

Not bad at all - especially since it was created by a 14 year old.

deftones_eagle 21-01-2011 04:45 PM

Anyone got the new Guardian app? 3.99 for the year seems very good value, using it quite a lot.

Highbury Eagle 24-01-2011 12:22 AM

Not a recomendation but search for 'Movie Stiller' and look at the reviews, specifically one dated the 22nd January by ibone. Read the review right till the very end.
:D

BB Bob 24-01-2011 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Highbury Eagle
Not a recomendation but search for 'Movie Stiller' and look at the reviews, specifically one dated the 22nd January by ibone. Read the review right till the very end.
:D

:D :D :D

Bobsta 24-01-2011 08:58 PM

Lol can't believe they published that

kolinkins 25-01-2011 11:14 AM

TED

pardew's shorts 25-01-2011 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kolinkins
TED

Yes - downloaded it last week and have watched plenty of fascinating presentations already.

For fans of The Thick of It - Malcolm Tucker: The Missing Phone is fantastic.

Has anyone got Football Manager 2011 and/or Cricket Captain 2010? If so, would you recommend them?

disco mixx kidd 25-01-2011 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pardew's shorts
Yes - downloaded it last week and have watched plenty of fascinating presentations already.

For fans of The Thick of It - Malcolm Tucker: The Missing Phone is fantastic.

?

3.99? bit steep............

Blind_Eagle 25-01-2011 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Highbury Eagle
Not a recomendation but search for 'Movie Stiller' and look at the reviews, specifically one dated the 22nd January by ibone. Read the review right till the very end.
:D

:D

Adlerhorst 29-01-2011 10:13 PM

If you have an iPhone 4 the heart rate monitor app is damned clever. Apparently a bit shite on touch and 3GS

kolinkins 01-02-2011 12:13 PM

anybody else's Facebook app pissing them off? Mine tells me there is a notification, and then when I touch the notifcation, it either sends me to the first photo in that album, or shows nothing (when there is something).

Annoying me much

Barbara4003 01-02-2011 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kolinkins
anybody else's Facebook app pissing them off? Mine tells me there is a notification, and then when I touch the notifcation, it either sends me to the first photo in that album, or shows nothing (when there is something).

Annoying me much

I've told you about Facebook.

Tears.

That's all I have to say on the matter.

kettle 01-02-2011 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Highbury Eagle
Not a recomendation but search for 'Movie Stiller' and look at the reviews, specifically one dated the 22nd January by ibone. Read the review right till the very end.
:D

that is hilarious :o

Pinkie Brown 01-02-2011 04:48 PM

I'm using Hootsuite on my iPhone 4, much simpler interface and you can track your facebook and twitter news from the same apt and also seems more stable that the iPhone facebook one

Pinkie Brown 01-02-2011 05:05 PM

For anyone who uses Ancestry.com to do their family tree, there is a new apt which lets you scroll through your tree and see all the information easily, great improvement on the old 'tree to go' apt

m_reid 01-02-2011 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Highbury Eagle
Not a recomendation but search for 'Movie Stiller' and look at the reviews, specifically one dated the 22nd January by ibone. Read the review right till the very end.
:D

:D haha


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