Apps

Did you know that having only 5% of self-driving cars on the road can improve start-and-stop traffic jams? It can according to the National Science Foundation's Cyber-Physical Systems program. Click here to read more about it. Did you know that cats meow for us? They do it to communicate to us and rarely do it… Read More

When I was a kid, I got a wallet-busting $5 a week allowance and I was lucky if there was anything left at the end of the week to put in my piggy bank for a rainy day. Now BusyKid is enabling parents to help their children earn money from chores that can be used to… Read More

A good credit score is important if you need financing for a big ticket item like a home or car. If your financial health has been a little weak in the past and you'd like to keep an eye on it and even get tips on how to improve it, you need to check out WalletHub for… Read More

As I get older, I find that I often look over my glasses instead of through them because I'm at that glorious age when it's tough to see small things like text on my phone without taking off my glasses first. Even though I wear bifocals, it's sometimes really tough to see tiny things close… Read More

From almost the very first day selling iPads, I was asked some version of this question: "Can I control my Mac with it?" Over the half-decade since the launch of the iPad, that answer has moved from "sorta" to "yes, and there are a few solutions, but they are really hinky" to, finally, "Yes. Full… Read More

Now you can use Amazon's Alexa virtually anywhere you want using Reverb, the new free app from Rain Labs. The app connects to Amazon Echo services and allows you to use Alexa through your Mac, desktop, IOS and Android phones or tablets. And you don't need to be connected to wifi to use it. When you open the… Read More

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

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

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

Early last year we told you about Astropad, the software that turns your iPad into a drawing tablet for your Mac and Adobe Photoshop. Now they have released Astropad 2.0 that supports the iPad Pro and Pencil. Astropad 2.0 offers improved performance and features that elevate the drawing experience to the level that some artists… Read More

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

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

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

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

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