One of the best things about the iPhone is that it has a huge and ever-growing database of applications that you can buy or download for free. These apps do a great job of taking full advantage of the powerful piece of hardware that is the iPhone, and it also helps you get the most out of your phone, enhancing its functionality and flexibility. In this segment, we will go over some of the best pieces of software that we found for the iPhone this week.
So you park your car along the sidewalk, put a couple coins into the parking meter, and go along your merry way to get done whatever it is you have to do. An hour later, you return to your car only to find a parking ticket clamped under your windshield wiper. Fifty dollars for being a couple of minutes late to your car and the meter that’s running beside it. Autopark is a handy little app that will help you avoid such situations. Basically, this app keeps track of the time left on your meter, allowing you to set alarms at various times to remind you of your running meter. You can also use the app to set the location of your car through the app’s built-in GPS functions. To be more precise, you can set the parking level and parking slot of your car to help you find your parking spot after a long day at the mall or any other place with a multi-level parking structure. Finally, you can also use this app to find nearby public restrooms, banks, gas stations, and other services. There are a bunch of other features in this practical app, but you better be ready to cough up $5.00 for it.
Sling Player Mobile
Sling Player Mobile is one of the more expensive applications in the app store, selling for about $30, but it’s an app that packs quite a punch. With Sling Player Mobile, you can use your iPhone to connect to a Slingbox machine, such as the SOLO, PRO, or PRO-HD. The app makes use of either Wi-Fi or 3G to connect to your Slingbox, then the app streams whatever is playing on your Slingbox to your iPhone. You can even use the app to control your digital video recorder, change channels on the Slingbox, and control video sources such as satellite boxes, cable boxes, IPTV boxes, basic cable TV, Apple TV, Tivo, home security cameras, and digital Over-the-Air broadcasts.
Plants vs. Zombies
For those who love using their iPhone as a gaming machine, Plants vs. Zombies is an addictive, fun, and easy-to-learn tower defense game that will have you playing for hours on end. Basically, you build flowers as towers to defend against the incoming hordes of zombies. At just $3, this game is a steal.