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5 Best Chess Apps for the iPhone

by Eric Pena on July 29, 2009

iPhone Chess Apps

I can’t seem to get away from playing chess. But I’m not a great chess player. I just love the feeling of beating my opponent–in a mental challenge. Perhaps, that’s the reason I like playing against a cold, insensitive chess playing machine. I can beat them anytime I want to and not hear them complain. […]


There’s Mocha VNC for the iPhone to remote control your Mac or PC from your phone. Now, there’s Veency to remote control your iPhone from your Mac or PC. But first, you need to have a jailbroken iPhone to install Veency on your phone. You can check out my iPhone jailbreaking tutorials in the iPhone […]


iPhone App Review: Caissa Chess Versus Chess Classic

by Eric Pena on October 14, 2008

One of the great things about having an iPhone (especially because of its large viewing screen) is that it allows you to do something worthwhile, if not productive, during what would be idle times, such as riding in a bus on a long trip or just sitting alone waiting for someone or something. Instead of […]


iPhone App Review: Cycorder

by Eric Pena on August 26, 2008

If you’re looking for an application that can turn your iPhone into a video cam, you won’t find any from the Apple App Store yet. But if you have a jailbroken iPhone 2.0, rejoice! Available from Cydia are actually not one but two iPhone video recorders. One is free and the other costs $19.95 with […]


iPhone Apps To Help You Relax and Fall Asleep

by Eric Pena on August 24, 2008

I sometimes have a hard time falling asleep at night even when everything is quiet… maybe too quiet. When counting sheep simply does not work, I find it helpful to listen to an audio book on my iPhone like Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist” or Stephen Hawking’s “A Briefer History of Time”. Usually, I’m asleep in […]

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iPhone App Review: DataCase

by Eric Pena on August 14, 2008

While Caravan (see my review) lets the user use the iPhone or iPod Touch to transfer files to and from a computer, the $6.99 DataCase application lets the user use the computer to transfer files between computer and iPhone. DataCase supports the Apple File Transfer Protocol (AFP) on the Mac and the web protocol, HTTP, […]


The $2.99 Caravan application from the AppStore is one of those useful apps that lets you easily transfer files from your computer to your mobile device. Unlike other file transfer apps such as FileMagnet, Files and FTP on The Go, Caravan lets you view or listen to the files in your remote computer directly on […]


Testing NetShare for iPhone Tethering

by Eric Pena on August 5, 2008

Nullriver recently released an application to the App Store that will turn your iPhone 2.0 into a wireless modem. Unfortunately, the $10 application, called NetShare, didn’t stay in the App Store for long. Apple or Nullriver still has to offer an explanation as to why NetShare was going in and out of the App Store […]

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