I’ll be the first to admit it: I have what the hilarious minds over at “Futurama” would call “stupid fingers.” When it comes to texting, my day is like one long installment of “@&$% you, Autocorrect!” But I never really thought that there was much I could do about it.…Read More »
Rosetta Stone is constantly running ads claiming that they are the best way to learn a new language. But unfortunately, most of us can’t afford software that costs several hundred dollars. If you can’t afford $500 to spend on a whole set of Rosetta Stone discs, why not try a free app that’s getting all kinds of good press from tech blogs and PC Mag?…Read More »
Digital comics have come a long way in the past five years. What started off a basically a way to pirate back issues has evolved into a unique art form. Gone are the days when comics fans could be satisfied with just a .pdf scan of an old issue of “Invincible.” Today’s comics readers want new content that they can’t get anywhere else.…Read More »
How many times a day do you find yourself needing to talk with your significant other? Whether its texting, Tweeting, Facebooking, or any number of other networking services, most people reach out to their significant others multiple times per day, even if it’s just little notes to say “I love you” or “Could you grab some milk on your way home from work?” Now, there’s a social app that’s just for couples.…Read More »
Apple’s App Store review process has struck once again! The latest victim is 500px for iOS, a photo-sharing app not very different from the popular Instagram, which of course still remains on the store. The reason it got pulled? Because “it allowed users to search for nude photos in the app.” Here’s a complete breakdown of what happened, courtesy of TechCrunch:
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The apps were pulled from the App Store this morning around 1 AM Eastern, and had completely disappeared by noon today.
Shopping, even shopping for something you really want, can be a total drag. Finding the best item for your needs can be tricky, especially if you haven’t had much time to research or have many restrictions on what you can buy.…Read More »
The China Times is reporting that Apple is planning to release not just the iPhone 5S this June, but a larger phone along with it. Oh, and it’s being called the ‘iPhone Math.’ The report also contains very detailed information on what Apple plans to do in terms of production and suppliers:
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The shipments for components, including touchscreens and cameras, will start rising significantly in March, and iPhone manufacturers will begin production in late April.
A book that I tend to re-read every year just because I like it so much is “The Diamond Age” by Neal Stephenson. It’s steampunk meets cyberpunk, East meets West, and very very cool. At the center of the story is a little girl named Nellodee, who comes into possession of a highly advanced “lady’s primer.” It’s basically a storybook that also acts as a learning device.…Read More »
I’m calling it right now: if Spielberg ever shoots a movie on his iPhone, he’ll probably use Directr to do it. The reason is simple: Directr takes away all of the hassle of editing short video clips because it uses a storyboard format to encourage you to shoot scenes in order.…Read More »
Although it’s been around for a little while now, I only stumbled across Appy Geek in the past week or so. We’ve actually reviewed this app before, though not for iOS devices. Our own Brendan reviewed the Android version of the app back in November.…Read More »
The new iOS app Umano bills itself as “interesting news read by real people .” If you’re the type of person who really digs podcasts, NPR, and internet radio, Umano is a handy app that will let you consume your news aurally, rather than visually.…Read More »
Facebook initially tested out free VoIP calls through its Messenger for iPhone app for Canadian users earlier this month, but it looks like they’re ready to start rolling out across the US as well. A call button has appeared in the app, and users can begin making free calls to other Facebook users today, without needing an update from the App Store.…Read More »
Troubleshooting is the first action any iPhone user must take before taking their device to the Genius Bar at the Apple Store. If you’re the kind of person who prefers to try and fix things yourself, you might want to check out the troubleshooting app uFix, developed by 2 Head Solutions and currently free for a limited time only.…Read More »
I think everyone goes through a phase where they want to grow up and become a director. Some people grow out of it, or get frustrated because of the cost of the tech it takes to shoot and edit a movie.…Read More »
Another day, another rumor about what we may or may not be seeing in Apple’s next handset. It seems like all the talk this time around is being dominated not by the usual high end phone that we’re so accustomed to, but the possibility of a cheaper phone that would accompany it.…Read More »
Who wants an app that only does one thing? The best apps are the ones that deftly combine two related sets of functions to create a super-app. Like peanut butter and jelly, PicsArt Photo Studio combines two great ideas in one tasty-looking package: you can edit images, while also having the power to sketch and draw in the same app.…Read More »
While Apple’s latest earnings call isn’t due until sometime later this month, rumors are already starting to circulate — and they’re not the good kind, at least for Apple.
The Wall Street Journal claims that the company has cut orders for iPhone 5 components due to “weaker-than-expected” demand for the device.…Read More »
I remember when “Iron Man” came out in 2008, and how angry people were when they realized they were supposed to stick around until the end of the credits to see the “bonus scene” with Samuel L. Jackson. Most of the time, a movie theater indicates whether there is a post-credits scene by keeping the house lights down low.…Read More »
Most of us use our iPhones for two things: staying in touch with other people, and killing time while we wait for those people to show up and meet with us. A person can only play so many rounds of Angry Birds, so I try and keep a rotating list of time wasting games on my iPhone at all times for when I need to kill 10 minutes before a meeting.…Read More »
I can rip open a computer and tell you what each of the components does. But if you ask me to do the same thing under the hood of my car, I’d be at an utter loss. And I’m even more clueless when it comes to knowing what it should cost to repair my car.…Read More »
Just a little over a year after Steve Jobs passed away, Russians pay tribute to the former Apple CEO with a giant iPhone. The tribute is located in St. Petersburg, and was designed by Gleb Tarasov was chosen among 200 other entrants in a contest to decide who would design the tribute.…Read More »
It’s no secret that Apple is now a much bigger company than the company we knew many years ago — huge successes such as the iPhone, iPad and even in its computer line has made Apple more successful than it’s ever been.…Read More »
Nobody likes to feel like the dumbest person in the room. But when science news breaks, those of us who don’t have a solid background in cutting edge science can feel utterly lost. If you feel out of the loop when it comes to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), or particle science, you should check out the educational app Particle Zoo.…Read More »
The simplest puzzles are often the best. Rubik’s Cubes, Sudoku, Tetris…there’s something so satisfying about solving these simple challenges. Now, you can add one more game to that list: Help Out, an iPhone puzzle game developed by Incredible App! Whether you want to train your brain, or find a fun way for your kids to pass the time, this puzzler is definitely worth checking out.…Read More »
Anyone that has taken an elementary-level Sociology or Psychology knows, among other things, there are two basic types of perceptions of people; perceptions people have of themselves and perceptions people have of others. Generally, unless you are suffering from depression or something similar, people have a more positive perception of themselves than other people.…Read More »
Apple planning to launch a larger, low-cost iPhone later this year… for as low as $99 (no contract)?
Rumors of Apple launching a low-cost version of the iPhone have been around for quite some time now, but they’ve always focused on the device being smaller than its original counterpart — an iPhone nano, if you will. Digitimes, however, is reporting that we might see the exact opposite of that: a low-cost version of the iPhone but with a larger screen.…Read More »
Okay, let’s be honest: nobody likes cleaning. But when you take a “life hack” approach to chore, even cleaning can be kind of fun. Household Tips & Tricks is packed with tons of these clever hacks, with info on everything from how to get gum out of someone’s hair to how to get the smell of garlic off your skin.…Read More »
Apple sometimes gets a lot of flak for what they deem can and cannot be on their App Store. Sometimes it’s understandable and sometimes it’s just downright head-scratchingly baffling.The news of a game that deals with the current conflict in Syria getting banned might fall somewhere around the middle, I think.…Read More »
Sometimes, the apps we loved a year ago are the apps we ignore today. About a year ago, I was really big into an app called Wander, which pairs up users with “virtual guides” from all over the world. You are matched up with your guide for seven days.…Read More »
With the iPhone 5 selling over 50 million units just in the last quarter alone, you’d think it was the top smartphone on the market, right? Consumer Reports doesn’t seem to think so.
The magazine has been bringing reviews for almost 80 years now, so their opinion carries a lot of weight in the eyes of many.…Read More »
They say “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” But keeping your momentum up on that journey can be pretty hard. I read a news article the other day that said most New Year’s resolutions are given up by January 9th.…Read More »
More and more people are coming around to the “Buy Local” lifestyle, demanding thing like locally-produced vegetables and locally-roasted coffee, whenever possible. The next logical extension of the “Buy Local” mentality is to focus on other goods and services from local business owners.…Read More »
Now this is definitely one of the stranger bugs we’ll come across. A bug in Google’s text-to-speech engine that affects the Google Now and Google Translate services causes it to add the phrase “he now praises the iPad” to sentences ending with “end with,” “enraged with,” and “filled with.”
The bug was actually discovered back in October, but has since gained publicity after various news sites began publishing the hilarious sentences people have come up with using the bug.…Read More »