Sometimes, I poke around the App Store and find hidden gems. Other times, however, the old apps I manage to turn up are out of date, poorly designed, or both. Army Knife Basic 3-in-1 is one of the latter types of apps. Developed by reduxsoft, this “multi-functional” app is pretty [...]Read More »
One of the best parts of gaming is the holiday sales, its the best time to pick up those games you may have been eyeing but could never justify putting down the cash for. If those games happen made by Gameloft, there will probably be no better time to splurge [...]Read More »
I live in my email, and the easiest way for me to remind myself about an article I want to read, or a project I need to start working on, is to send myself an email. I know, I know: I could be using the Reminder app on my phone, [...]Read More »
When in Japan during the new year, you’ll notice that many retailers will offer mystery bags for purchase — bags that contain a random assortment of products from that retailer, often at a big discount. Turns out that even some of the biggest companies participate in this yearly tradition, and [...]Read More »
Do you know what I find myself Googling most often? No, it isn’t “When is the next season of ‘Game of Thrones’ premiering?” It’s usually a query about when a certain event or holiday will next take place, like “When is Daylight Savings time?” or “What day of the week [...]Read More »
Facebook has released Poke on the App Store, a new messaging app that lets users ‘Poke’ other users on iPhone with self-destructing messages. The app is essentially the same as Snapchat, but with the Poke branding brought in from Facebook. The app allows you to set messages to expire in [...]Read More »
Just got a brand new iPad 4 for Christmas? Looks like that shiny new tablet might be updated in only 3 months, if rumors prove to be true. MacRumors is reporting that a 5th generation iPad may be released as soon as this March, 2013.
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There’s nothing worse than having a relaxing night out with your friends, only to have everyone tense up once the check hits the table. Take the stress out of divying up the bill with Divyit, an iPhone app developed by DC Software Arts.[...]
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According to The EETimes, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is contemplating on building a new factory in either New York or Oregon with the project being called “Azalea.” Another report out of The Oregonian says that officials in New York and Oregon may be competing to attract a [...]Read More »
This one was just waiting to happen. Why? When Apple first introduced its “Notification Center” along with iOS 5, many longtime Android users noted that Apple outright copied Google’s implementation. Now that one of Google’s notification patents has been granted, it looks like Samsung is taking advantage of that opportunity.[...]Read More »
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Apple a new patent to add to its steadily growing portfolio, and this time it’s an interesting one. This particular patent is for the design of the original iPhone that was released back in 2007, and arguably changed the mobile phone [...]Read More »
Whether you’re hunting for a hotspot while on the go, or just looking to score some free Wi-Fi in your area without having to deal with an ISP, the app Free Wi-Fi, developed by YOUniversal, is worth checking out. Like the Wi-Fi you’ll be tracking down, the app is [...]Read More »
When I’m not writing app reviews or TV recaps, I’m writing fiction. And as any writer knows, you can never really control when a creative story idea will rears its head and stop you in your tracks. For recording story ideas on the go, I’ve just been using the Notes [...]Read More »
Another Apple patent is rejected by United States Patent and Trademark Office — this time it is “pinch-to-zoom”
Apple just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to patents, as another one of its most important patents has been rejected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This is the second in recent months, following the company’s patent for the “rubber band” effect being temporarily [...]Read More »
It seems that the news we always hear out of supply chains is negative — the most recent being underage workers and in the past even suicides. For a good change, I’m happy to report on good news regarding an electronics manufacturer’s supply chain.
Apple has updated its Supplier Responsibility [...]Read More »
Gene Screen is a cool iPhone app developed by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the underlying causes of certain diseases, this educational app can teach you about how genetics influence our lives.
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Samsung had injunction requests against Apple for patent infringement in the UK, France, Germany Italy and the Netherlands. The keyword here is ‘had’, as Samsung has announced that it is dropping some lawsuits against Apple in Europe. The key thing to note is ‘some’ because Samsung has not thrown in [...]Read More »
When Google Maps came roaring back to iOS, some people might have thought that Apple had given up on the maps race. But after a recent restructuring in management that put Apple’s Eddy Cue in charge of maps, it appears that some of the first steps to improvement are starting [...]Read More »
Saving for a vacation, a new car, or a special item like an engagement ring? You might need a financial app to keep you on track. If you want to reach a savings goal that big or small, you might want to check out Penny Saved Pro, developed by [...]Read More »
Even after winning a historic $1.05 billion patent and trademark verdict, Apple sought a court-ordered injunction against Samsung. If granted, we would have seen the infringing Samsung phones banned from the US market. Unfortunately for Apple, that won’t be happening anytime soon, if at all.
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There was no question that there was a huge demand for Google Maps to return to the iPhone, and Google has announced just how many iOS users were itching for a proper maps solution. Google’s recently released Google Maps for iPhone was downloaded over 10 million times in less than [...]Read More »
Loud noises and music can cause hearing problems like tinnitus, if not outright hearing loss. If you want to protect the health of your ears and keep yourself from going deaf later in life, you might want to check out Decibel 10th, an iPhone app developed by SkyPaw.[...]
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Apple has announced that the iPhone 5′s weekend launch in China has resulted in two million units sold. This is despite initial reactions to the lines outside China’s Apple Stores being compared unfavorably to the iPhone 4S’s hysteric launch earlier this year.
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Have you always wanted to learn Japanese? There are a ton of free apps on the App Store that can help you reach your language goals, but one you might want to single out is Kanji Study, developed by Chase Colburn. This app includes thousands of lessons on how [...]Read More »
In an interesting turn of events, it seems that it is Apple now that finds themselves infringing on patents. A federal jury that deliberated on the issue for four hours has found Apple guilty of infringing three patents held by MobileMedia Ideas, a patent-licensing firm owned by MPEG-LA. Apple has [...]Read More »
My Pocket Coach is an iPhone app developed by 2Morrow Mobile. It’s like having a life coach in your pocket who constantly reminds you what steps you need to take in your life to make important, lasting changes in your lifestyle. The app can help you build new habits (like [...]Read More »
Want to know what you’re made of…literally? Visual Anatomy Lite is a handy interactive reference tool that can help students and laypeople alike better understand the way their body works underneath their skin. Whether you’re cramming for an exam or just want to increase your own knowledge about anatomy, this [...]Read More »
Flud News is an iPhone app that aggregates news from around the web and delivers it right to your phone. While it works great for the average person looking for a Flipboard-like iPhone app, Flud News is also specifically designed to appeal to companies who want to share news with [...]Read More »
It all just works together. Ask any Apple user why they prefer its ecosystem compared to others and they’ll probably give you a variation of that answer. It seems that even one of Apple’s fiercest rivals sees this, as revealed by an [...]Read More »
A day after I tell Google “pretty please”, they answer! Although I’m pretty sure I’m only one of the many who were waiting for this day to come, today marks the return of Google Maps to iOS. The app has just been released to the app store and is available [...]Read More »
In an interview with Bloomberg, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has made comments that should stir up fanboy wars all over. Despite all the different players, it’s pretty safe to say that it all comes down to Android versus Apple — a battle that Eric Schmidt believes Google is winning.
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If you’re anything like me, your day is spent mostly staring at screens. Between computer monitors, my iPhone, our TV, weekend trips to the movies, and GPS devices, my eyes are basically staring at some kind of screen from the moment I wake up until the moment I go to [...]Read More »
Time has released their annual list of the best of the best in games, apps, tweets, ads and gadgets. Love or hate Apple, it’s hard to deny that the iPhone 5, even with its little hiccups, is a really solid device.
Time believes that it’s the best of the year, [...]Read More »
Sadly, I didn’t get my first iPhone until after I was out of college. It’s too bad, because I would have loved an app like STUDYBLUE when I was still in school. STUDYBLUE makes it easy to study for your courses while you’re on the go, during even very short [...]Read More »
Research firm IDC has released their quarterly “Worldwide Smart Connected Device Market” report, which is a ranking that is tailored to the more mobile-centric computing industry we have today. The results of Q3 2012 aren’t quite surprising with the arguably 2 current biggest names in the game, Apple and Samsung, [...]Read More »