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ContactsXL 3 +: iPhone Contact Manager Application

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Doesn’t seem sometimes that the iPhone address book ought to be able to do a lot more than it does? Apparently Jonathon Teboul thought so too, since his name is now on an exciting contact manager replacement in the AppStore.

ContactsXL 3 + Sync is not your average contacts manager.  And it’s not just a pretty skin for the mediocre native app.  When they say it’s full-featured, they mean it.  It’s past time for an app like this, but ContactsXL 3 + Sync makes it worth the wait.

 

Not only is this contact manager chock full of features, it’s surprisingly streamlined.  Searching for contacts is made infinitely simpler when you can search by using any info you know on the contact card.  Simpler yet?  Set up “smart groups.”  This sweet add-in lets you create rules for as many groups as you want—the awesome part is that the manager will auto-place contacts into groups based on these rules.  Cut down the time you spend managing your contact list and let smart groups do it. Want to find your contact without scrolling a boring list of names or messing with the virtual keyboard? Coverflow, an animated gallery of contact pics, is a unique and fast way to find who’s on your mind.

Another slick feature: Facebook integration.  Add your friends list to your contacts, and let ContactsXL 3 + Sync handle syncing their info to your device.  It’ll also let you check out their profile from a link on their contact card.  The T9 dialer surpasses the iPhone offering too.

Not only is the user-interface designed for maximum intuitive functionality, it also looks good.  Contact pics aren’t just beautifully displayed in Coverflow, they’re also right beside each contact’s name in the address book.

An app that looks good, works great, and offers a ton of features you won’t be able to live without? You’d expect it to be pricey, right? Well, ContactsXL 3 + Sync weighs in at only $0.99… What are you waiting for?

Do let us know if you use any other iPhone app as iPhone contact manager?

FlashLock: Use Flash from Your iPhone Lockscreen

There’s a new feature in iOS 5 that lets you use your camera without entering the Menu. When you double tap the home button, the camera button appears next to Slide to unlock, using which you can directly access your camera without using your Lock code. Useful feature, don’t you think? So, how about you being able to also access your Flash from your lockscreen when it is much required.

Flashlock

FlashLock for iPhone lets you access the flash of your iPhone 4 directly from your lockscreen, in the same exact manner as iOS 5 gives you access to the camera. You can turn on your flash from the lockscreen and save the day by giving some light. Of course, there are thousands of other flash applications that can control the flash, make it dance and more, but isn’t this is the easiest and simplest.

It works exactly the same way as the new camera shortcut on iOS 5. Double tap the Home button and you should see FlashLock next to Slide to Unlock. The flash will stay on until until you tap the icon again. It’s as simple as that! Also, this is a Cydia application, hence you’ll require to carry a jailbroken iPhone to install this free app. FlashLock is the idea of iPhone Download Blog writer Sebastian and was developed by Filippo Bigarella.

You can download FlashLock from Cydia by adding the repo http://filippobiga.me/repo.

Tell us what you’re favorite iPhone 4 Flash is. I’ve been using Tactical Flash. What have you been using and what do you think of FlashLock?

Frisbee Forever: iPhone Game Review

Playing with a Frisbee is something that all of us have done at some point of time in our life. It’s a fun game, and very much fascinated me when I was a really small kid. Now that I’ve grown, it’s difficult to find time to play with a Frisbee or well anything else of that sort. This is where Frisbee Forever, an iPhone Game comes to the rescue.

Frisbee Forever for iPhone, is a really fun and challenging game for all those Frisbee lovers out there and according to me it’s actually more fun than a game of real Frisbee. The game is real simple to play and doesn’t require any real skills for you to master it. Frisbee Forever uses the accelerometers to control the movement of the frisbee when in the air. The game has many levels and different scenarios such as a park, a mountain, waterfall and few more. The game requires you to throw the Frisbee and then navigate it throw loops and around obstacles to reach the finish line, and trust me that isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Get ready for blast-off. Fly at breathtaking speed across more than 100 crazy tracks. Twist and turn in the California Theme Park, climb the majestic mountains in the Wild West or send the waves blazing in the Pirate filled Caribbean oceans. There’s a level for everyone! Play with cool classic Wham-O® Frisbees® or brand new discs only available in Frisbee® Forever. Collect more than 100 Frisbees®, with plenty of trophies and secret bonuses to achieve.

The game starts off with a very easy level, but as you keep moving up, the levels get harder and trickier. It’s not really easy to control the Frisbee, as you have to maintain the speed and angle as well, if you don’t, the Frisbee crashes and Game Over!! It’s all in how you tilt your iOS device, tilt too much and you’re off course, tilt too less and you go hit the loop instead of passing through it. Throughout the games you’ll need to collect Stars so that you can move on to the next levels and also buy yourself a brand new Frisbee.

That’s pretty much how the game is, seen in the above screenshots, fun and tricky as you make your way to the top and become a Frisbee Forever master. It’s available for free in the App Store, but is a little heavy weighing in at about 60MB. Free up some space on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and awaken the little kid inside you.

Do you like to play with Frisbees? Tell us if you enjoyed playing Frisbee Forever.

Pay From Your iPhone with Futuristic Virtual Wallet App – Card Case

Ever thought that you can pay at any shop or store from your Smartphone, well a highly innovative start-up company with the name of Square has developed a real-world based payment application that will be operational from your mobile device. At present this technology by Square is only limited to 50 vendors across US but it is expected that this innovative method of e-payment will be an instant success once more of the businesses will start adopting it.

How the Virtual Wallet App will Work?

iPhone Card Case

To use this service, users will have to download “Card Case” which is a virtual wallet app. The Card Case app will eventually add a virtual credit card number for each of the vendor for the facilitation of payments. Once this payment service is ON, users visiting any shop will just have to pull-out their card and tap on “Start tab” that will mark them as an active shopping customer.

Square-card-case-App-interface

The teller then sums up the purchases and starts a scan for any active customers having virtual wallet app activated, it then selects the appropriate Card Case app user and request payment from them. In this way customers can enter and leave the shop with their shopping bags full without ever having to take their wallet out. Good thing is that there is no need of paper receipts and this payment system also supports multiple of businesses that are supported by Square.

Card Case app is not merely available as an app that can be downloaded simply from the App store, you first have to visit a retailer that is participating in this deal. The retailer will in-return scan the card and a text message containing a link for setup will enable you to download the app. For more information about this innovative venture of Square, you can visit the official website of Card Case app and Square.

What do you think about this payment system? What might be the security risks? Do share your thoughts with us in comments.

3 Cool Applications to Share Pictures on iPhone

Clicking pictures on iPhone and sharing with your friends is cool and easy due to its internet connection. There are many iPhone application available  which are useful to edit your pictures and share across your friends. All these application are easy and free to use.

Here are 3 cool applications to share pictures on iPhone:

Twitxr

Twitxr helps you to share pictures on social networking websites. You can use Twitxr to publish pictures on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Flickr, Picasa. You can also add locations and status update with Twitxr.

twitxr

Kyte

Kyte allows you to share your pictures directly to social media as soon as you click them. Kyte also offers you to share videos but you would be requiring 3G iPhone. It also allows you to share your photos to multiple devices and computers.

kyte

Fliq

Fliq is another free social networking application that allows to sync or send photos to your friends. Fliq also helps you to share your contacts on iPhone. It is available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC. It is easy to use and free to download.

fliq

If you are a  social media person and love to share your pictures on social media through your iPhone, then these applications are for you.

Do share with us which photo sharing tool you use for iPhone?