Apps

One of my favorite tech innovations of the past year is Apple's iPad Pro paired with the Pencil. There have been many digital styli that have preceded it, but for me, nothing's come close to touching the Pencil for note-taking and drawing. I've been dabbling in iPad sketching apps for almost as long as they've… Read More

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Posted in: iOS, Reviews

When was the last time you felt a tickle in your throat and thought to yourself "I wonder if I just need some water or if I've contracted the Spanish Flu." So out of curiosity, you pop online and throw a few symptoms into a search, including that mildly irregular heartbeat you just noticed, and… Read More

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News

Do you have images or videos on your MacBook or iMac that you would like to upload to Instagram but you can't upload through a web browser on your computer? Transferring those images to your phone or tablet so that you can use the Instagram app will do the job, but it's not the most… Read More

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

Instagram has swiped the popular "story" feature from Snapchat and the jury seems to be out on whether it will take off or not.  For those who are not into Snapchatting, this makes for a neat way to share an entire day with people who can't be with you without having to flood your followers… Read More

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Posted in: News

I've been using Google Keep for the last year or so to keep track of my weekly grocery shopping list. This app was so much easier to use than my prior method of calling Jeanne to get the list before I'd go to the store each week. Writing items on paper is such a struggle… Read More

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Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews

I can't make up my mind if this app is cool, creepy or somewhere in between. Battery Share is an iOS app that will let you follow the battery status of your friend's phone and will send a notification to your device when their battery is about to die. I'm not sure what the real… Read More

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, News

When it comes to journaling, I still prefer using a real paper notebook with a pen. But if digital journaling is your favorite method and you also own an iPad, you should know that Moleskine's Journal app for iOS can now work with the Pencil from FiftyThree. The Pencil is a Bluetooth stylus that has a… Read More

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Posted in: iOS, News, Styluses

Back in the summer of 2012, I reviewed the Next Issue magazine app for the iPad.  I had been waiting (not so) patiently for the iOS version since I wrote about the Android version of the app in the spring of that same year.  Next Issue gave you access to digital versions of dozens of… Read More

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Posted in: iOS, Reviews

Telegram is a messaging app that looks and feels a lot like WhatsApp, however, there are some very distinct differences. Telegram is available for every platform: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, PC, Mac, Linux, and a web version as well. It is cloud based so you can access your messages from multiple devices but also secure… Read More

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Posted in: Android, iOS, News, Windows Phone

Finally, the day I've been waiting for since I switched back to iOS is here.  Google Keep is now available on Android, web, and iOS.  The simple-yet-effective notes app was only on Android and web for the longest time, but recently I found a new link from Google Keep's site.  If you are an Android-to-iOS switcher and… Read More

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Posted in: iOS, News

In the past, the Google Translate app would allow you to snap a picture of a sign and translate it in 36 languages. But since January 2015, Translate (iOS and Android) now allows you to tap on the camera icon within the app, point your phone at any sign, menu, instruction manual, etc. and instantly… Read More

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Posted in: Android, iOS, News, Travel Gear

BiasFX, an iOS app from Positive Grid, promises to turn your iPad into a world-class guitar amp and effects processor. With dozens of high-quality amp simulations, stomp boxes, and rack-like processors, this software aims high.  Does it hit the mark?  This review is guest-written by my husband, Butch, who will help us answer this question. Evaluation Setup: I… Read More

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Posted in: iOS, Music Gear, Reviews

While surfing the internet, your data and activities are being tracked by many companies. Some tracking is beneficial and can provide you with a personalized experience on those websites you visit frequently, but some companies collect your data and develop a profile which they then sell. Additionally, others may not safeguard the information they collect… Read More

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Well, it doesn't actually distinguish red from green, but it does indicate the amount of redness in red, orange, and purple objects by a series of stripes superimposed over the object.  The Red Stripe app uses the device's camera to view the objects in question and overlays stripes on those objects with a red component… Read More

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, iOS, News

Now you won't have to pick up your phone to check the status of your Words with Friends games, because you can keep tabs on the status of your games, chat with your friends, and strategize directly from your Apple Watch.  If you already have the iOS version of the Words with Friends app, you'll… Read More

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Posted in: iOS, News, Watches and Clocks
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