Male or female, most of my friends are trying to lose weight right now, and they’re all using iOS apps to track their dieting progress and daily calorie intake. Apps like SparkPeople and MyFitnessPal are very popular choices. But just because an app is popular, does that mean it is [...]Read More »
It’s funny how we can forget even the most intense memories with time. And then, once forgotten, those dormant memories can be fully reawakened within an instant just by looking at an old journal entry or a photograph. There’s nothing better than finding old photos from your youth and remembering [...]Read More »
[iPhone] Become master of your city with LocalUncle, an app for finding anything from restaurants to events
The great thing about city life is that there is always something interesting going on. There are simply more clubs, more restaurants, more attractions, and more businesses in a city than in the suburbs or in rural communities.
But this variety poses a problem: what should you do tonight? And [...]Read More »
In their ’25 Years of Vulnerabilities’ study, SourceFire — a firm that focuses on providing network security solutions to companies — has revealed iPhone has 81% of all smartphone operating system vulnerabilities, followed by Android (9%), Windows Mobile/Phone (5%), and BlackBerry (4%). SourceFire based its conclusions upon data gathered by [...]Read More »
Just 2 months ago, we reported on Facebook launching free calling for iOS users in the US and Canada. Now, Facebook has enabled the free calling feature to users across the pond (sorry, couldn’t help it)!
The process remains pretty much the same: When in the conversation view, tap on [...]Read More »
There isn’t a schoolkid on the planet who hasn’t scribbled out a few games of Tic Tac Toe when they were supposed to be paying attention in class. It may not have the prestige of chess, but Tic Tac Toe is the game that teaches most kids about strategy for [...]Read More »
Most camera apps out there on the App Store are focused on providing cool filters. Sadly, not enough camera apps are focused on actually helping users take better, sharper photos. Camera Awesome is the best of both worlds: plenty of fun filters to play with, but also plenty of tools [...]Read More »
I’m a skeptic by nature. Quote a fact to me, and rather than blindly accept it, I’ll always respond with, “Says who?” So when I saw the App Store description for Trainyard Express calling their app ”The best puzzle game on the App Store,” I felt compelled to check it [...]Read More »
Google Chrome’s latest Experiment might just be the most entertaining one yet. “World Wide Maze” allows you to turn any website of your choosing into a 3D Marble Madness-esque game with your computer’s monitor as your main screen and your phone as a tilt controller.
To set this up, all [...]Read More »
In one of the more bizarre interviews lately, an interviewer gets his phone tossed out by none other than Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. Why? Well, it was an iPhone of course. And I’m sure the Nokia head was thinking at the time that hating on Apple would be the “cool” [...]Read More »
[iPhone] ‘Today To-Do Basic: Clever Task Management’ helps you focus on the tasks you need to do today
Getting organized and staying organized in this day and age comes down to having the right tools. If you are still looking for the right tools to organize your daily to-do lists, you’re never going to feel like you’ve really got a handle on your day. Why no try to [...]Read More »
Last month, reports surfaced about a bug in iOS 6.1 that would allow anyone to bypass your passcode lock and gain access to your phone. After more than a month’s time, Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 to address the issue. The problem is, while they did fix the security bug, [...]Read More »
My all-time favorite comic book as a kid was Batman. I wanted the cool car, the sweet gadgets, the big mansion, and of course, a butler of my very own. As an adult, I definitely have the sweet gadgets nailed down, but I have yet to score a butler as [...]Read More »
From “Robinson Crusoe” to “Gilligan’s Island” to “LOST,” Western society has had a centuries-long love affair with stories set on desert islands. I think we’ve all thought about what life would be like on a deserted island from time to time. Now, there is a game that will let you [...]Read More »
Depending on how you look at things, the presence of a smartphone camera in everyone’s pocket these days is either a great thing for photography, or a terrible thing. I’m in the former camp: it’s great that people feel more empowered to take creative pictures and embrace that artistic side [...]Read More »
iPhone has outsold Samsung Galaxy phones to date but Galaxy S4 will change that trend, according to analyst
There is no doubt Samsung’s Galaxy line of Android smartphones — Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II — are extremely popular. In fact, they are the most popular Android smartphones in the history of Android. However, as popular as Galaxy devices are, iPhone [...]Read More »
One of the strongest memories I have of my grandfather is watching him sit down in the afternoons with a glass of iced tea and listening to the police scanner. As a kid, I never really got the appeal. But today, just hearing a police scanner in the background makes [...]Read More »
One of my all-time favorite Eddie Izzard bits comes from his classic “Dress to Kill” recording at San Francisco. He’s talking with the audience about their fair city, and transitions to a bit about the fog to a bit about taxi cabs.
“[The fog] runs down the road, doesn’t it? [...]Read More »
[iPhone] CalcMoolator PRO is a personal finance tool that supports a staggering number of finance calculations
I have a friend who just got a promotion at work, and was trying to calculate how much his pay bump would end up netting him in terms of his annual pay. As someone who’s not exactly good at math, I’m always looking for ways to do these simple calculations [...]Read More »
I’ll admit, I’m not entirely sure how our site’s viewership breaks down by gender. But if I had to hazard a guess, I’d say we have more male readers than female ones. But no matter what your gender is, everyone loves to save money. If you have a pile of [...]Read More »
Apple’s senior vice president of world-wide marketing, Phil Schiller, made some pretty forward comments in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that won’t sit well with Android fans:
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Mr. Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of world-wide marketing, also said that Android users are often running old operating systems and
Every bookworm is doubtlessly familiar with this famous quote, attributed to Erasmus: “When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.” If Erasmus was around today, he would almost certainly be better clothed than he was in his time, thanks [...]Read More »
Apps are ridiculously easy to download these days, all it takes are a couple of taps. They’re also extremely easy to get rid of. And according to data from a recent survey by Compuware, most users aren’t afraid to push that delete button when an app fails to impress.
The [...]Read More »
Google Now is currently available on Android handsets. But the last time we heard about it, there were signs pointing to a desktop version. Now, it seems that clear that Google intends to bring the feature to more even more devices as a leaked video online is clearly a promo [...]Read More »
Photography apps are a dime a dozen, and it’s pretty rare that a new photo app does anything more revolutionary than add extra filters. However, Dblcam is worth sitting up and taking notice of. This new photo app is fun, artistic, and makes a clever use of both cameras on [...]Read More »
Firefox is on Windows. Firefox is on Android. Firefox is in Linux. Firefox is in Mac OS X. Firefox, however, has yet to be released on iOS (a function-limited non-browser Firefox app was available on iOS last year but was pulled later by Mozilla) and now never will be released [...]Read More »
My mom recently retired, but she wants to keep busy with some freelance consulting work on the side. We were chatting the other day about how the hardest part of both of our jobs is knowing what to charge our clients. Whether you’re a freelance consultant, writer, designer, or in [...]Read More »
As part of a promotion that Marvel announced at the ongoing SXSW festival in Austin, over 700 first-issue comics are now free to download from now until 11PM ET on March 12th. That’s a lot of free comics!
All you need to do is download the ComiXology Comics app, which [...]Read More »
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been collaborating with people at work or at play on some project, and things have come to a grinding halt because we’re all using different file formats and someone’s files just aren’t compatible. This can be especially annoying if you’re on the [...]Read More »
F-Secure, a security firm, has released their Mobile Threat Report for Q4 2012 and the trend is not surprising: Android has a bullseye on its back.
Accounting for a whopping 79% of 301 new malware discovered in 2012, Android is on top of the list when it comes to mobile [...]Read More »
There are tons of barcode scanners on the App Store, but not many that will beam info from your iPhone to your Mac. If you have need of such an app, check out Kinoni Barcode Reader, a Mac app that works with a corresponding iOS app.[...]
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I have a friend who lives in San Francisco. He’s been regaling me with tales of how the local coffee shops and pizza joints are starting to accept payment in Bitcoins, as well as more “traditional” forms of payment. It just shows how far the alternative payment movement has come. [...]Read More »
Gesture-based controls are all the rage right now. In recent weeks, we’ve talked about apps like Flutter (a “Kinect for OS X” tool for controlling music and videos) and the Leap Motion Controller. Today, we’re taking a look at a photography app called CamMe. This clever app lets you [...]Read More »
If you’ve never ever played Angry Birds, which might actually be pretty hard considering the fact it’s available on anything at this point, this might be your best chance. The original game is Apple’s App Store Free App of the Week!
Developer Rovio has also updated the game with 15 [...]Read More »