tinpan If you've always wanted to play an instrument but don't have the money to buy a piano, guitar or other instrument or don't have any spare time to invest in learning the ins and outs of playing it, Tin Pan Rhythm is a new iOS app that makes playing music fun and easy. If you're like me, [...]

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No need to give a friend the key to your home so they can let your precious pets out anymore. The Danalock Bluetooth Smartlock can be programed to lock and unlock at any specified time to allow entry at your digression, AND it logs any entries and exits so you know when someone is coming [...]

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As a gadget geek, I find myself using several different devices throughout the day. I often find myself starting a project on one device, only to finish it on another. This often results in having to transfer pictures, videos, and documents from one device to another. Generally this is an easy process, I can attach [...]

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Attention Spotify users:  Engadget recently reported that Spotify has begun to serve up advertisements on their Web site, targeted based on the music you are listening to.  "Playlist targeting" is what Spotify is calling this feature.  With this technology, Spotify can review your listening habits, and what you are currently listening to, in order to [...]

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The Amazon Echo now works outside its black cylinder. Using the new Amazon Alexa Channel on IFTTT, you can create recipes to send Shopping List or To-do List items to services such as Evernote, Twitter, Gmail, or Google Drive. IFTTT, formerly known as If This Then That, lets unrelated apps or services talk to each [...]

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AgileBits just updated its popular iOS password keeper, 1Password, to support the Apple Watch. Having 1Password on your Apple Watch gives you fingertip access to your most-used passwords, such as codes to open a garage door, onetime passwords, or credit card numbers. You can decide which passwords you want to send to your Apple Watch. [...]

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Ever thought of being a legend in your own time? Do you love taking pictures, and the idea of others appreciating your work? Maybe you’re making a new project and you’ve taken pictures along the way to detail the progress. Why not create a story with the myriad of pictures you have on your phone [...]

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As you may have heard, the Apple Watch starts being delivered tomorrow.  As the delivery time approached, more and more apps were being announced for the Watch, and one of the latest announcements is the Misfit Minute fitness coaching app.  Yes, it's from the makers of the Misfit trackers, so it should be a welcome [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News

Yesterday we took a quick look at the new HBO Now streaming service on the Apple TV.  With HBO Now, you can access all of HBO's original programming plus a variety of movies without needing an HBO subscription through your cable company.  You only need a broadband connection, and you'll need the iPad connected to [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, iOS, Reviews

Have you wanted to try your hand at writing a program for the iPhone or iPad, but you don't know how to get started?  One simple, inexpensive way to get your toes wet with Apple's new Swift programming language is with the Swifty app.  You'll learn to program for the iOS platform with Swift right [...]

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Fitness trackers are terrific gadgets for helping you monitor your activity and fitness goals, but viewing the data from all your wearables can become a huge hassle since all of them have their own dedicated app. Instead of flipping between apps to check your steps, your sleep, and other data, check out Nudge. Nudge is [...]

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20 years later

Reporting on CES, NY Times columnist Farad Manjoo, in an article titled In a World of Phones, Gadgets Must Adapt, speaks to a Gadgeteer's greatest fear: getting a gadget that is no longer needed because of being subsumed by your phone. I saw this meme-type photo the other day and this story reminded me of it. I [...]

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Have you ever wished you could make your "i" device part of your computer, you know like an extra monitor or something. Duet is an app designed by ex Apple engineers that allows you to connect your "i" device to a Mac using the Lightning or 30 pin connector and making it in essence a [...]

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Manything is an iOS app that will let you to turn your unused iPod touch, iPhone or iPad into a security camera that can be controlled and viewed remotely. You can even view captured video from as old as 30 days. But the most exciting thing about Manything is that it's free. Well at least for now. Note: [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, Reviews

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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