iPhone 4 apps for old pros

Jun 27, 2010
Tech

Some iPhone 4 users may be new to the Apple game, but there are many who just couldn’t wait to upgrade.  The ability to multitask, a sturdier handset and a front-facing camera make the iPhone 4 pretty darn attractive—it’s no wonder existing iPhone users joined the Apple store lines to get the new version of […]

Some iPhone 4 users may be new to the Apple game, but there are many who just couldn’t wait to upgrade.  The ability to multitask, a sturdier handset and a front-facing camera make the iPhone 4 pretty darn attractive—it’s no wonder existing iPhone users joined the Apple store lines to get the new version of their latest device.

Fun Times

FaceTime, which uses the iPhone 4’s impressive front-facing camera, lets you talk face-to-face with friends. It’s just what we always wanted from a mobile gadget. You’ll have to stick to other iPhone 4 users for now, but you old pros have plenty of friends with the new devices.

Real Racing has great graphics on the iPhone 4, and is among the first to offer three-axis support on the device’s new gyroscope. Combine that with the game’s accelerometer, and you’ve got a fun way to address your need for speed.  Real Racing, at $4.99, has also improved its controls for smoother gameplay.

Geared doesn’t have any significant upgrades for iOS 4, but this challenging puzzle game plays beautifully on the iPhone 4.  The 99-cent game gives you an array of gears to put in place in order to solve each puzzle. Your creativity and innovation has to increase with every level. The design and format of the game is something iPhone pros will appreciate.

Still networking

LinkedIn snuck in an iPhone 4 update, letting you network while running music apps in the background. View updates from friends, including position changes and job opportunities. Find professionals to network with, send and receive messages, and respond to group and connection invitations.

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FourSquare’s free iPhone 4 app combines errands and networking into a game.  This real-life treasure hunt and alert system lets you keep tabs on what’s going on around you, and who’s going places. As a heavy mobile device-user, you iPhone pros are likely to already have a FourSquare account.

Managing your content

Evernote’s iPhone iOS 4 updates revolve primarily around the optimized display, but that doesn’t mean iPhone 4 users won’t appreciate this productivity tool. This free app recognizes text in photos, saves and syncs your real-life bookmarks, as well as geo-tagging them. You iPhone pros already know the power of a camera-enabled mobile device for staying organized.

One app that’s sure to utilize the iPhone 4’s upgraded display is Instapaper.  The premium $4.99 app acts as a repository for files, books and notes that you want to read. With folders for organization, auto-updates, adjustable size and lighting settings, as well as social sharing features, Instapaper is a must  for any iPhone user.

With added support for iOS 4 multitasking, RunKeeper Pro can really keep track of your workout runs. Create and save routes, track and save your personal activity, and get recommendations for routes from other users. The $9.99 app has also made improvements to its GPS-tracking.

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