Masterful iPhone


     Most of us have attempted to complete a Rubik’s Cube, but, unless you have looked up the special techniques, it can be extremely difficult. After countless hours of practice, you can actually know the solution to a Rubik’s Cube by just glancing at it, however, it’s always fun to impress people with the iPhone’s mighty power. One way in which you can display the vast ability of Apple’s popular phone is to download the novel app, CubeCheater, which will solve your Rubik’s Cube no matter how many times you’ve twisted it around. If you have an unusual cube such as a Japanese blue-opposite-white one, you can pick a different cube configuration, so don’t worry about incompatibility with your Rubik’s Cube.

     Not only is the concept of CubeCheater mind-boggling, it has a handy way of figuring out the answer to your Rubik’s Cube. To know how to solve the puzzle, CubeCheater needs the color configurations of the orange, yellow, green, red, blue, and white faces (characterized by the center blocks) of the cube, and there are two possible ways to give the app this information. One option is to manually enter the colors of each face, but the other option is particularly easy. Instead of entering the colors manually, you can actually take a picture of each side, and CubeCheater will actually get the order of the colors from the photo! Once that data is collected, CubeCheater will calculate the shortest combination of twists to solve the Rubik’s cube and tell you step by step how to do it. In Eric Faller’s demo video, CubeCheater calculates that it takes 6 moves to solve his cube!

     If anyone doubts the iPhone’s awesomeness, just show them CubeCheater. You finally have a way to prove that the iPhone is smarter than all your nerdy friends, and there’s nothing they can do to stop it. CubeCheater is available in the App Store for 99 cents, which is quite a low price for such an insane app. If you still need a Rubik’s Cube to go with your soon-to-be-bought CubeCheater app, make a trip to Wal-Mart and they’ll have your fix.