Discovery and TLC apps updated for iPad, adds second screen experience to go along with your Mythbusters
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Tablets are the future. While they may not be the perfect tool to replace a desktop, at least not yet, there are some pretty remarkable things they can do. For example, one of the coolest features now being implemented by a [...]Read More »
Apple has officially announced that their yearly Worldwide Developers Conference will be held from June 10-14 at its usual venue – Moscone West convention center in San Francisco.
Unlike previous years, Apple did not put tickets on sale at the same time as the announcement, but used it to notify [...]Read More »
Someone recently asked me what I found most rewarding about reviewing apps and iOS games. In any given month, I review dozens of iOS titles, and I do it because it is lots of fun. One thing I like the best is how the App Store is a great way [...]Read More »
In 2008, a deadly earthquake hit the southwestern province of China, Sichuan. Tens of thousands were killed and thousands went missing. This past weekend, the province was hit with another massive earthquake, killing 186 people and sending almost 8,200 to the hospitals.
After the devastation, Apple’s Chinese website updated with [...]Read More »
As modern people, we’re all just busy, busy, busy. Whether you’re a housewife or a CEO, you have some project you’re working on. From launching a new product to picking out the perfect decorations for a graduation party, there is a simple project management and to-do list app that can [...]Read More »
What happens when you put together Apple and Volkswagen? Why, the iBeetle of course. The two companies have collaborated to build the iBeetle… but don’t be fooled, this is definitely not the fabled iCar that Steve Jobs wanted to build.
The “Apple” part of this car center around two things.[...]Read More »
Okay, this is a little weird. No, you know what, this is pretty bizarre. Durex, the condom company, has announced this thing they’re calling the “Fundawear.” And as you probably already know from reading the headline is vibrating underwear controlled by your iPhone. Yeah.
The Fundawear is designed to be [...]Read More »
Not too long ago, we reviewed Juniper’s Knot, a haunting and atmospheric visual novel app. With gorgeously rendered characters, an intriguing story, and an intuitive design, this visual novel definitely whet my appetite for more apps in this underappreciated genre. So when I heard about Camp Myth, I jumped [...]Read More »
My parents and my grandparents have stacks of photo albums. They’re not really into scrapbooking, so they just write notes in ballpoint pen on the back of each photograph as a way of recording when the picture was taken, where, and who is in the shot. If you want an [...]Read More »
Different countries have different habits and etiquette when it comes to communicating. For example, it is common practice in some parts of Scandinavia to first text a person before calling them, to ensure that now is a good time to talk. In our digital age, there are dozens of ways [...]Read More »
The animators over at San Francisco-based Aatma Studio have made a concept for an iPhone 5S commercial — yep, an iPhone that may or may not exist in the near future. In it, the studio has imagined that one of the newest features Apple would add to its iPhone would [...]Read More »
A Chinese website called 7659 is bypassing Apple’s App Store and allowing its users to install pirated apps for free, without the need for jailbreaking. How are they doing this? It’s actually kind of clever.
The website is using Apple’s bulk enterprise licensing to copy and distribute pirated paid apps [...]Read More »
Unless you live in a big city, you can probably look up in wonder at the night sky. There are few natural wonders as majestic, or as beautiful. But if you’re like me, you wish you knew more about what you were looking at. Whether you’re interested in the constellations [...]Read More »
Every generation has its own “must play” card game. In generations past, that game has been whist, or poker, or baccarat. In more recent years, card games like Apples to Apples, Magic, and Cards Against Humanity have been incredibly popular. If you’ve played C.A.H. and loved its cynical, often risque [...]Read More »
I’m not sure how many of you were able to regularly visit an arcade growing up, but I absolutely loved our local arcade. There were a ton of different amusements, from classic arcade games to skee-ball to first person shooters with light guns. But as cool as all of these [...]Read More »
Moving to a new city is exhilarating, but it can also be really stressful. Finding your way around a new city is always tough, especially if you come from some place that didn’t have much in the way of a transit system. Whether you are traveling for business or trying [...]Read More »
A man in Shanghai, China has been caught after pickpocketing a lady of her iPhone. The crazy part is, as you can probably see above, is that he did so using chopsticks — while she was riding a bicycle. The man’s got skills!
But unfortunately for our chopstick-wielding thief here [...]Read More »
We’ve become a nation of armchair travelers. Unless you’re lucky enough to travel for work, you probably do most of your “traveling” via the Travel Channel, or by gazing at photos on some travel blog. It’s rare to find a travel app that actually inspires you to get up and [...]Read More »
[iPhone] CoverMe provides security and privacy for messages, call logs, contacts, photos, and videos
Security is a primary concern for anyone who uses the Internet, but most of us don’t do enough to protect ourselves. Most of us choose convenience over security precautions, favoring speed and ease of access to our devices at the expense of guarding our personal information. What most iOS users [...]Read More »
Sharing videos with friends is a great way to stay in touch, say “wish you were here,” or make a big announcement. Unfortunately, the App Store marketplace is so crowded that it can often seem impossible to separate the good apps from the bad ones. Viddy just dropped a big [...]Read More »
Free apps are often Lite apps…and that means they lack a ton of basic features. It’s nice to find that some developers are committed to making Free apps that are still full-featured, useful tools. One such free app is Errands To-Do List, a free app with tons of features developed [...]Read More »
Countless studies have shown that people who keep their brains active have lower incidences of dementia and other age-related mental problems. Whether it’s learning a second language, taking up sudoku, or doing a daily crossword puzzle, keeping your brain at work is the best way to make sure you continue [...]Read More »
Here’s your fun fact of the day: graffiti is a plural noun. That means if you are referring to just one work of spray-painted art, you should use the singular form of the noun: “graffito.” But no matter what you call it, the fact remains that graffiti has a special [...]Read More »
The majority of to-do list apps I review are designed to be used for business, productivity, or organizational purposes. However, I recently came across a to-do list app that’s a bit different in its goals. The app is called Done Not Done, and it was developed by Betaworks Como.[...]Read More »
Have you ever been to one of those fro-yo bars with the unlimited toppings? No matter how old you are, it’s always fun to go in there and pile topping after topping on top of your cup of frozen yogurt. BeFunky Photo Editor is like the camera app equivalent of [...]Read More »
I often troll the Internet to find interesting news tidbits to post about on dotTech (or to make Enrique post about them, poor lad having to do my bidding). I was doing the same today when I came across an article on BGR (or should I say, iBGR as some [...]Read More »
Hi, my name is Tucker, and I’m a puzzle-holic. (Hi, Tucker!) Seriously, you guys…I just can’t get enough puzzles. I devour them my the dozens each month: they make great timekillers, and they’re a fun way to refresh my tired brain during a case of the mid-afternoon blahs. My love [...]Read More »
New Copy.com cloud storage service gives free 5 GB storage plus free 5 GB for every person you refer
I’m guessing between Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, and iCloud, most people have their cloud storage needs fulfilled. However, that hasn’t stopped competing cloud storage services from cropping up. Copy is the latest to join the fray.
Copy is a new cloud storage service by Barracude Networks, a company networking hardware. [...]Read More »
I’ve checked out a ton of different to-do apps recently. I’m still trying to find the app that’s perfect for me. I’m picky, I guess. The most recent productivity app I decided to check out is called Do! – The Best Simple To Do List, developed by Su Won Shin.[...]Read More »
The difference between iOS and Android users highlighted in this comic couldn’t be more true.Read More »
We’ve all heard the expression, “The clothes make the man.” The full version is a bit funnier: Mark Twain allegedly said, “The clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” The bottom line is simple: if you look good, people will treat you well. And [...]Read More »
[iPhone] Now What is a productivity and scheduling app for ADHD folks (or anyone who feels disorganized)
We’ve all heard people joke that they are “a little ADD today” when they can’t seem to focus on their work. But for people who have ADD or ADHD, it’s no laughing matter. For those with attention disorders and those who are just easily distracted, there is a productivity and [...]Read More »
[Windows] 3 free programs to easily encrypt files stored in cloud storage (Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Box, etc.) [Mac OS X, iOS, Android]
I’m sure many dotTechies use cloud storage service, at least sparingly if not frequently. One of the major concerns with cloud storage is the safety and privacy of data; no one wants their files, documents, etc. in the wrong hands. The best way to combat these concerns is to simply [...]Read More »
The best apps are almost always the most simple ones. That being said, I wonder if it’s possible for an app to be too simple. When an app only has one function, it needs to be an important function. Otherwise, users will try it out, and think “What’s the point?” [...]Read More »