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UrgentCall – Receive emergency calls almost no matter what

on Friday, January 17th, 2014
Posted in: Android related, 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 Read More…

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Pad & Quill adds accompanying journal app for their book style cases

on Saturday, December 21st, 2013

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. Read More…

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Waterlogue app for iOS devices mini-review

on Thursday, December 19th, 2013

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 Read More…

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Gift ideas – Five accessories for the iPad and iPhone user

on Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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 Read More…

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Oyster is an unlimited book reading app

on Monday, October 21st, 2013

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 Read More…

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See a new color on your walls before buying a can of paint

on Friday, October 18th, 2013

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. Read More…

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Now you can have your own Moleskine books custom printed from the Paper iPad app

on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

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 Read More…

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Daily Use Apps – Andy Chen

on Monday, September 30th, 2013

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.

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SharpScan Pro iOS app review

on Sunday, September 29th, 2013

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 Read More…

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Disney introduces a second-screen app to complement the return of The Little Mermaid to theaters

on Thursday, September 12th, 2013

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 Read More…

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Leonardo, an advanced photo editor app for iPad and iPhone

By: Leah Hallett
on Sunday, August 11th, 2013

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 Read More…

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Daily use apps – Julie

on Sunday, July 28th, 2013

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. Read More…

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Daily use apps – Steve Holt

on Friday, July 26th, 2013

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 Read More…

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Daily use apps – Ryan Chapman

By: Ryan Chapman
on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

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 Read More…

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Let zeebox be your favorite TV-watching companion!

on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

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 Read More…

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Daily use apps – Larry Geisz

on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

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 Read More…

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Canon Pixma Comix app on Facebook review

By: Leah Hallett
on Sunday, July 21st, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

Ever daydreamed of being a character in your very own comic strip? Now with Canon’s new Pixma Comix App on the Canon U.S.A. Facebook page, you can do just that, for free. Use six images (either uploaded or already on Facebook) to embarrass yourself, friends, or family for many years to come in a printable Read More…

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Daily use apps – Jackie Cheng

on Friday, July 19th, 2013

I use these 4 apps daily on both my iPad Mini and HTC One Android phone.  These apps have been extremely useful for my personal and business usage.  I’m sure some of you have heard of or are using these apps:  Evernote, Dropbox, LogMeIn, and Crestron.

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Daily use apps – Andy Jacobs

on Thursday, July 18th, 2013

When Julie first suggested that we write some posts about our favorite apps that we use every day, my first thought was, “Oh, yeah, I have tons of those!”  But then I stopped to think about it.  Yes, I do have many, many apps on my iPhone (probably too many–its memory is nearly full, actually).  Read More…

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Putting Office apps on your smartphone

By: Dave Marcus
on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Sometimes you want to view or edit a document on your smartphone.  I’ve found a couple of apps that allow you to do just that: CloudOn and Kingsoft Office.  They have a lot in common: they’re both free, they both offer a wealth of features, they both connect to your cloud accounts, and they are Read More…

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Celebrate 20 years of Bill Nye the Science Guy!

on Friday, June 21st, 2013

It was 20 years ago when Bill Nye introduced his PBS TV show that taught kids about science.  His show may be off the air now, but your kids can still learn from him with the newly introduced app for iPhone and iPad.  The Bill Nye the Science Guy app is free in the iTunes Read More…

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Daily use apps – Janet Cloninger

on Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Since readers seemed to enjoy our lists of daily-use gear, Julie thought readers might be interested in reading about the apps used daily by The Gadgeteer’s writers.  I mostly use apps on my iPad, so I’ll talk about some of my favorite apps on that device.  Some of these are used daily, but others earn Read More…

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Peterest – a photo sharing and pinning site for animal lovers

on Friday, June 7th, 2013

You know about Pinterest, the website that Wikipedia defines as a “a pinboard-style, photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies.”  What if you’re only interested in sharing and collecting pet and animal photos?  With Peterest, you’ll be able to upload, manage, share, browse, and mark favorite photos Read More…

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Android app spotlight: X-plore

By: Dave Marcus
on Friday, June 7th, 2013
Posted in: Android related, News

X-plore by Lonely Cat Games is a file manager application for your Android, Windows or Symbian phone.  I tested it on an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S3, latest OS build from Verizon).  The app is completely free with no timed trial or limited functionality. If you find the app useful, you can donate to the developers. Read More…

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A card-maker app for those who require a handwritten note

on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

I’ve tried Apple’s Cards app, and I liked the quality and the convenience of sending cards with that app.  Some people may find those cards too impersonal, because you can’t even add a handwritten signature line.  I think nowadays many people wouldn’t mind getting a card that was created on a computer and automatically mailed Read More…