Google is reportedly working on a web version of their recently rejected Google Voice application. The app will, if the rumors are true, have all of the features of the rejected native app. Though those features are still less than what the Google Voice application can do on Android phones where it can fully integrate with the dialer for the phone.
[via Apple Insider]
New Apple iPhone Ads
Apple have released a couple new TV ads. If you haven’t seen them yet, the new first ad focuses on sharing information and shows the apps Mover, Bump, and EA’s Scrabble. The second new ad, called travel highlights the apps Rick Steve’s Paris Walk, Tube Paris, and Postman from Freeverse.
Quick App Picks
First up is a new sub hunt game with an overly obvious name, Sub Hunt! This one bumps it up a couple notches with tons of power-ups for your sub. This pretty much converts the typical submarine shooter into a chaotic avoidance game. All in all, pretty good for a buck.
Released: 2009-08-05 :: Category: Games :: Arcade
If you live in a busy metro area, chances are you get stuck in traffic regularly. An app was released this week that hopes to help you predict when the traffic is going to be better or worse. Inrix Traffic looks like Google Maps with it’s traffic overlay the difference is the forecast button in the upper right. Hit that and you can look at how Inrix predicts traffic will be up to an hour in advance. Too bad you can only do one hour, but it’s better than nothing at all and it’s free.
Released: 2009-07-30 :: Category: Navigation
And finally, I’m not a big fan of soundboard apps. Typically they are either filled with either boring sound bites or unlicensed ones. But this one piqued my interest, iStooges. A fully licensed soundboard app with a bunch of sound clips from the Three Stooges. This app reminds me of so many afternoons after school watching old reruns of the Three Stooges.
Released: 2009-08-06 :: Category: Entertainment
Check back Monday, we’ll have more news for you about the iPhone and some information about an as yet unannounced huge name game to be released for the iPhone next Tuesday.