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Have you ever had a great idea for an app?  Something that you'd love to have on your iPhone or iPad, but you have no idea how to write it yourself nor how to approach a company with your idea?  Even if you did find a company to write it for you, you'd probably lose [...]

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When you get a new Keyport Slide 2.0, blades, and accessories, you aren't quite ready to assemble the Slide and stick it in your pocket.  You have to take your uncut blades to the nearest locksmith or key maker and have your standard keys copied using the Keyport blades.  It perhaps doesn't take long to [...]

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posted in Car Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Pocket Gear

Last fall, we told you about the Oyster ebook lending service that gave you unlimited access to ebooks on your iOS devices.  At the time, they had 100,000 books in their lending library.  Now, they have more than 500,000 titles available.  They've made a lot of improvements in their reading app, too, with new typography, [...]

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Of course, you'll probably find an actual mouse or actual trackpad easier to use, but at least having the option to use your iPhone as a Magic Trackpad or a mouse in an emergency situation could save the day.  With the Remote Mouse app, you'll have multi-touch gestures, and you can even use the iPhone [...]

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posted in Computer Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Laptops and Gear, News

I used to be pretty nonchalant about carrying my phone. I'd leave it at home when I went to work, leave it on my desk when I went out to lunch, etc. One day several years ago, I left it on my desk when I went to a team meeting at my day job and [...]

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Pad & Quill makes cases for iPhones and iPads that give these mobile devices the look and feel of gorgeous leather hardbound journals. Now they've gone one step further and are releasing an update to their Pad & Quill Notes app to give it a nice iOS 7 clean design and some great new features. [...]

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Why no, this isn't a hallway in the Louvre!  It's my hallway displaying my new "watercolors" I just created.  You'll notice I said "created", not "painted".  I can't paint or draw, but I can use an app to turn my snapshots into watercolors.  With the Waterlogue app from Tinrocket, LLC, I can easily convert any [...]

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posted in Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

Julie asked me to suggest some gift ideas for the iPhone and iPad users in your life.  I thought about how I have used my original iPad mini, the new iPad Air I owned for a short while, and the iPad mini with Retina display I replaced the Air with, and I came up with [...]

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posted in Articles, iPhone, iPad, iPod

I like reading books, but I only read on my iPad mini now.  Actually, I've exclusively read on electronic devices since I got my Handspring Visor Deluxe way back in the late 1990s.  I've always been one to buy my books instead of borrowing them from the library, but that habit has left me with [...]

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After upteen years at the same address, my family will soon be moving into a almost time-capsule mid-century condo.  Moving has a lot of work and a lot of expense associated with it (and I'm not just talking about the mortgage, either), so I want to be sure I get things right the first time. [...]

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posted in Android related, Home, Kitchen, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

We told you about the Paper by FiftyThree app right after it came out.  It's a beautiful journaling app that lets you create your own digital Moleskine-like notebooks full of your photos, drawings, and writings.  Now FiftyThree and Moleskine have joined forces to create Book to turn your virtual notebook into a real-life notebook.  After you've created [...]

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Daily Use Apps – Andy Chen

If you're like me, the arrival of a new phone means determining what apps to keep or toss.  Here's a shortlist of a few that made the cut that I use nearly every day. Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal (free) If you're watching what you eat, or if you're trying to lose or gain [...]

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Paper. The curse of our record management as 21st century humans. The promise of computers has always been "the paperless office," but most computer users have produced more paper, rather than less. The need for a piece of paper for giving information to someone else, "sign and return" situations like leases and contracts, and the [...]

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Firmly in the "what in heck were they thinking camp", Disney has released a second-screen app that complements The Little Mermaid.  You may be wondering what's so bad about that, after all, lots of TV shows have second-screen apps to increase your involvement with their shows.  Well, this Second Screen Live: The Little Mermaid app [...]

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posted in iPhone, iPad, iPod, Kid Gadgets, News

Have you often wished for an image editor app with a magic wand tool to make selective image adjustments for your iPhone or iPad?  Do you long to post process your iOS device photos using more sophisticated tools like a clone tool, text tool or paint tool with adjustable brush sizes and hardness?  Leonardo, a full-featured [...]

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Several weeks ago I asked everyone on the Gadgeteer team to write up a quick post about their most used mobile apps regardless of which platform they use - Android, iOS, or Windows Phone. So far we've had quite a few great posts detailing a nice selection of applications - some I'd never tried before. [...]

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posted in Android related, Articles

Trying to select my top 5 Android apps is a bit like choosing your favorite child.  I use my phone all day long every day for just about everything... email, calendaring, music, texting, searching for information, surfing, gaming, processing credit cards, social media engagement, taking pictures, video chatting, navigation, and everything in between. So as [...]

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I have less than ten iPhone and iPad apps that I use consistently, and half of those are games. The other half are shown below, and the runners up are Safari and Facebook. Since they are default apps on the iOS devices, I decided to leave them out of this list. So here are my [...]

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This post brought to you by zeebox. All opinions are 100% mine. Watching TV with a friend is sometimes better than watching your favorite programs by yourself - so long as they don't start talking over the dialog on the screen!   With the free zeebox tv companion app on your iOS , Android, or Blackberry [...]

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posted in Articles, Audio, Video, TV Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod

The topic came up recently around The Gadgeteer about what apps we have on our mobile devices. Now, I have a lot of apps between my iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but out of all of the apps I have, I only use a handful of them on a regular basis. The ones listed below [...]

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