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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Posted in: iOS, News, Watches and Clocks

If you have an internet connection, you'll be able to subscribe to SHOWTIME's new streaming service.  In the beginning, they'll be partnered exclusively with Apple, so you'll also need an Apple device or an Apple TV until the service expands to other providers.  The new service is simply called SHOWTIME, and subscribers "will have unlimited [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, iOS, News
Things, Toodledo, and Todoist

Three popular task manager apps, Things, Toodledoo, and Todoist have recently been updated for Apple Watch. Things On the Apple Watch, Things lets you see tasks in the Today folder in Glances. You can create new task from within the Apple Watch app by clicking the Plus button. You can add notes or a due [...]

Posted in: iOS, News

A few weeks ago I told you about the availability of a dedicated Android app for The Gadgeteer. At that time the iOS version of the app wasn't available because it had not yet been approved by Apple. I'm happy to announce that the The Gadgeteer iOS app is now available on iTunes! Just like [...]

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