The Allman Brothers took the stage at The Fillmore East on March 12-13, 1971. They did not realize it at the time but they were creating one of the best live albums in rock history. Rolling Stone Magazine would rank it as the 49th best album of all time and during 2004, the Library Of Congress added …
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Are you a music lover? Do you own an iPhone? If you answered ‘yes’ to both questions, then you probably would find this headphone a great accessory for your iPhone. Not only is it a headphone, it also comes with an enhancer so that you can get the best audio to enjoy your music or any other entertainment with your iPhone.
The accessory we are talking about is the iWOW 3D Combo which attaches to Apple’s 30-pin connector. The good news is that it is not made exclusively for the iPhone. The headphone works with the iPod and iPad as well. It works well and gives you quality audio whether you are listening to your favorite playlist or watching videos on your Apple gadget.
The iWOW 3D Combo headset also comes in different colored interchangeable faceplates so you could change the appearance of your headphone to fit your own preference. It also comes with an iTunes iOS app to help aid in changing the settings for the headphones and speakers as well.
You can get the iWOW 3D combo via pre-order. You also have the choice to buy it with the headphones or not. With the headphones, it sells for $79.99, and without it, it costs $59.99. Amazon also offers the with headphones price at a lower cost, selling it for $69.99.
That’s not a picture of Jamie wondering who farted, it’s just visual proof that, despite fears to the contrary, Megara Entertainment’s Fabled Lands iPhone game is far from being totally JPRG in style. In fact the app has hundreds of pictures with a range of styles reflecting the various locations, all aimed at giving a respectful facelift to the old ’90s incarnation of the books.
Wait – back up a sec. Did I say “iPhone”? I did indeed, because Mikael Louys’s team have done the conversion work so that you can play the game without needing to buy an iPad. You ask me, I’m still going to tell you to buy an iPad, but Mikael wanted to make it easy for you. The game will run on an iPod Touch too, so you don’t even need a fancy phone.
Mikael reports that the FL app has shot up to #63 in the main USA roleplaying rankings on iTunes. This is no mean feat, given that it has been on sale for barely 36 hours. I know I will be asked two questions. First, “How can one or two sales make any difference to FL’s future fortunes?” Well, as I’ve explained before, getting a high ranking on iTunes makes a game more visible, which leads to more people being aware of it and hence more copies sold. This is why early sales are so important, to boost that ranking quickly up and reach escape velocity.
Which leads to the other question: “How will buying an iPhone app lead to new Fabled Lands books?” Because no entertainment business these days can survive by selling one product. Marvel don’t make money by just selling comic books, they create properties that are multi-stranded and you support those properties whether you buy the comic, the DVD or just the Iron Man lunchbox. Fabled Lands LLP makes just as much revenue from sales of the FL app as from sales of the new edition print books, meaning that a sale of either of those is another tick in the column that may convince the FL board to fund new gamebooks.
But who cares about all that business stuff? The fact is that Megara have produced a brilliant reinvention of the first FL book as a 2D roleplaying game, in living color with atmospheric music, and you get at least 20 hours of gameplay for about $5. It’s a no brainer, even for old Jamie the Orc there.
Make room for more apps.Thanks to the App Store, you can choose from over 350,000 apps and games. But these apps can fill your iPhone Home screens pretty quickly. That’s where the new Folders feature comes in. It gives you an easy way to keep your apps organized and declutter your Home screens. And you can launch your favorite apps with a couple of taps.
Social gaming comes to iPhone UI.Game Center lets friends, and soon-to-be-friends, in on all the action. Invite someone to join, then get a game going. Or choose to go up against people you don’t know, from anywhere around the world, in a multi player game. It’s your world. Everyone else is just playing in it.
Books as you’ve neverMore than an amazing ebook reader, iBooks is also a great place to browse and shop for books anytime, day or night. Vibrant colors, rich illustrations, and crisp, sharp text on the Retina display make reading a pleasure. Tap the iBooks icon and your bookshelf appears. Tap the Store button and the bookshelf flips around like a secret passageway to reveal the iBookstore, where you can browse tens of thousands of books — many of them free. Browse by title, author, or genre. View what’s featured on the iBookstore, the New York Times best-seller lists, and more. When you find a book you like, tap it to see more details, peruse reviews, even read a free sample. Download the book and it appears on your bookshelf, ready to read. As your library grows, quickly group books or PDFs into collections to keep your bookshelf neat and organized. Books you download are also available on your iPad and iPod touch, so you’ll never be without your favorite reads.
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Mini-masterpieces. Made on location.Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fun, feature-rich video editing app that’s designed for Multi-Touch. Create a video postcard of your day at the beach and publish it to the web without leaving your spot on the sand. Or make a movie of your child’s birthday party and send it to your parents while the party is in full swing. You can start several projects on your iPhone 4 and finish them whenever you want and wherever you are.
Tap (or speak) to call.To make a call on iPhone, tap a name or number. That’s it. You can tap to call from just about anywhere: a name in your contacts list, a number on a website or text message, even a phone number on a map listing. Voice Control lets you speak a name or number to make a call. And with a tap, you can switch between calls, merge calls, or add another caller.
Touch your music.iPhone 4 isn’t just an amazing phone. It’s an amazing iPod, too — one that lets you listen to music, watch video, and browse everything with the touch of a finger. Flick to scroll through songs, artists, albums, and play lists. Flick through music by album artwork with Cover Flow. Shake iPhone to shuffle songs. Create play lists right on your iPhone. And don’t worry about missing a call. The music fades and pauses when iPhone rings, and a pinch of the center button on your headset answers the call.
Your photos have never looked this brilliant.The high-resolution Retina display on iPhone 4 gives your photos a place to shine. Whether you’re flicking through an album or zooming in to see the smallest detail, you’ll be amazed at how sharp, vibrant, and beautiful your photos look. And so will everyone you show them to.
Hold the phone. Air Print on iPhone makes it simple to print your email, photos, web pages, and documents. There’s no software to download, no drivers to install, and no cables to connect. With just a few taps on your iPhone, you can go from viewing something onscreen to holding a printed copy. And because all the printing takes place in the background, there’s no waiting around. Instead, you can start printing and then go back to flicking through photos, surfing the web, or doing whatever you were doing before.
Mobile printing is here.
Tell iPhone who to call.Maybe you want to call your friend Elliot. Or you want to dial the number for that apartment listing you just saw. With Voice Control, just say “Call Elliot” or “Call 555-1234,” and iPhone makes the call. It recognizes the names in your Contacts list, so it can find and call anyone you want. And iPhone repeats your voice commands to confirm them before it dials.
Text like you talk.When you start a text message conversation in Messages, you do exactly that: start a conversation. Messages displays back-and-forth texts as speech bubbles in a list — just like you’d see in an instant messaging session. That makes it easy to pick up where you left off, or scroll up and down to see who said what. And you can delete whole conversations or individual texts with a swipe and a tap.
Capture a thought, a memo, a meeting, or any audio recording with Voice Memos. When you’re done, edit your recording, then send it via email or MMS.
Speaking rather frankly on IRC, Last.fm’s co-founder Richard Jones has condemned Apple’s move to grab 30% of content-based subscription fees: “Apple just f***** over online music subs for the iPhone.”
Jones’ apoplectic outburst is just one of many, too. Rhapsody yesterday said it won’t bow to Apple’s subscription policy, and CEO of on-demand music streamer we7, speaking to paidContent, thinks that the 30% share “makes music subscriptions economically unviable.” If big-hitters like Spotify and Rdio can’t produce the 30% that High Lord Jobs demands, how can they possibly continue to provide their services to iOS apps without increasing their price? The crazy thing is, because of Apple’s price-matching ultimatum, everyone — including users of other smartphone platforms — will have to pay the higher price.
On another front entirely, according to some law professors quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Apple’s move could even be kiboshed by antitrust and anticompetitive legislation. These could be interesting times indeed.
While leveraging its massive and wealthy userbase to get a slice of the subscription pie might’ve sounded great on paper, 30% might simply be too much to ask for. At the very least, it looks like Hulu, Netflix, Spotify, Last.fm and Rdio users are destined to pay a few dollars more per month. Or perhaps content providers will simply stick it to iOS and decamp to Google’s dirty, bohemian app ecosystem.
‘Apple just f***** over online music subs for the iPhone’ — Last.fm co-founder on Apple’s 30% cut originally appeared on Download Squad on Thu, 17 Feb 2011 07:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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