Cisco, Google and Downloader all among today’s Fresh iPhone apps

Sep 21, 2010
Tech

VLC Media Player (iPad)Free It’s free, it’s open-source, and it plays media files without converting them. Did we mention it’s free? Because it’s free. VLC Media Player comes packed full of codecs, which means it’ll handle most any form of digital media you throw at it – including various forms of streaming movies. VLC even […]

VLC Media Player (iPad)Free

It’s free, it’s open-source, and it plays media files without converting them. Did we mention it’s free? Because it’s free.

VLC Media Player comes packed full of codecs, which means it’ll handle most any form of digital media you throw at it – including various forms of streaming movies. VLC even claims it’ll handle broken or partially corrupted files.

 

Downloader (iPhone)$0.99

One of the coolest functions about the iPhone, and really any iPod, is that it doubles as a hard drive. You can store all kinds of things on it and retrieve them later on a computer. Downloader takes this idea onestep further, allowing you to use the iPhone’s Internet access to pull down all kinds files.

Even cooler, you can use the app to build a folder system so that everything you download stays organized. Then connect your iPhone to a PC or Mac by Bluetooth or USB cable, and all your downloaded files are at your fingertips.

Cisco AnyConnect (iPhone)

Free

It’s really very simple – Cisco’s free AnyConnect app is a simple and easy way to connect to your company’s VPN over iOS 4. It keeps your company secure while allowing you access to all the things you need on the go, like your company e-mail account or even a virtual desktop. And it doesn’t cost anything.

Google Authenticator (iPhone)

Free

If you’re someone who uses Google Apps for business, government or education, then you might have heard about Google’s new two-step verification process. It’s an added layer of security for Google Apps that requires a specific code when signing in.

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Google Authenticator is the app that generates the code. It doesn’t even have to access the Internet – the authenticator drums up your sign-in code no matter what, allowing you access to Google Apps and additional security by generating the code on your phone so only you have it. Every time you sign in, you get a different code, and the app to go with the new Google Apps security is free.

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