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Next Issue Adds More Magazines to Their Catalog

on Monday, September 10th, 2012

The Gadgeteer recently reviewed the iOS app for the Next Issue service.  As you’ll remember, Next Issue is a magazine reading app that gives you access to dozens of magazines for a low monthly fee.  At the time of the first review, there were about 39 or 40 total magazines that were available to UnlimitedRead More…

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Next Issue Magazine App for iPad Review

on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

I love magazines, but I don’t love the clutter of them laying around the house nor the waste of paper involved for a few moments entertainment.   I’ve wanted ebook versions of magazines since I first got my hands on my Sony PRS-500 ebook reader many years ago, but I wanted something that could display theRead More…

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iCookbook, the Voice-Activiated Cookbook App

on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Even though the name would indicate it’s for an Apple product only, the iCookbook app is also available for Android, Windows 8, and Web OS platforms.  iCookbook is an award-winning app with more than 2000 recipes using “easy-to-find ingredients, and that have been kitchen-tested and feature beautiful full-color photos.”  It also offers substitution charts, timers,Read More…

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Lantronix Launches a Home Edition of Their xPrintServer for Easy Printing from iOS Devices

on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Early this year, The Gadgeteer told you about the xPrintServer for iOS devices, which “leverages Lantronix‘ patented technologies, along with open industry standards to enable wireless printing to nearly any printer attached to a network.”  The original was more suited to a business-network environment, and now Lantronix is launching their xPrintServer Home Edition.  The HomeRead More…

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Find My Car Smarter for iPhone

on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

If you have trouble finding where you parked, there’s an app – and a dongle – for that.  The Find My Car Smarter device and an iPhone app (for iPhone 4S only) can mark where you parked your car and help you get back there.  The Find My Car Smarter Bluetooth Smart device ($25, orRead More…

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Restaurant Nutrition App – Free App of the Day!

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Unified Lifestyle features an application for SmartPhone and iPad that will help you stay on your diet track while dining out.  Restaurant Nutrition features the nutrition information for meals in over 60,000 restaurants, convenience stores and markets.

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Speedometer Free: Measure Your Need for Speed.

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

The need for speed.  We all know it, we all feel it.  Hodel Apps knows it and has an app for that. Speedometer Free is an app developed for iPhone/iPad that measures how fast you’re moving.  My husband, who takes CalTrain to work every morning, was on the train cruising right along when it occurredRead More…

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Sun UV Protector App…When it’s Time to Come in out of the Sun

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Aratos Technologies wants to tell you when to come in out of the sun, and with the Sun UV Protector App for iPhones,  it won’t be hard to do. The UV factor in Las Vegas isn’t the same UV factor in Seattle.  And it’s hard to always know the right protection to use.  The SunRead More…

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IPee Address iOS App – When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go.

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Saturday, May 5th, 2012

There is nothing worse than being in downtown San Francisco (or downtown anywhere) and you can’t find a public bathroom.  Forget about the small shops or stores that won’t let you use theirs or require you to buy a cookie or a latte in order to get a special code to use theirs. IPee AddressRead More…

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May the 4th Be With You! Free Pit Droids for iOS!

on Friday, May 4th, 2012

May the 4th Be With You!  A happy Star Wars Day, I wish you!  To celebrate this Star Wars Day, Star Wars Pit Droids is free to download this weekend from the iTunes App Store. A fun little game it is.  And for free—try it, you should.  Enjoy it, you just might!  Hmm, yes!

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Satechi Announces the Divoom iBase Dock Station with Stereo Sound for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The new Divoom iBase Dock Station for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad from Satechi can charge your Apple iOS device.  It has four full-range neodymium dynamic drivers inside to deliver high quality audio for music playback.  The Divoom is round, with a 6.25″ diameter.  A small vertical support near the 30-pin connector keeps your iOSRead More…

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LeafSnap App: Poison Ivy or Just Ivy

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Leafsnap is a new iOS application that  is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution.  This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves. Leafsnap contains beautiful high-resolution images of leaves,Read More…

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Free App of the Day: RepairPal

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Ok, apparently everyone thinks this app is the bomb.  HuffPo likes it, New York Times and Edmunds.com both like it.  It’s available for iPhone and other Smartphone users and it’s free.  And if it’s free…it’s me. Whether it’s an auto emergency, a roadside breakdown, or just a small problem, RepairPal can help. The award-winning RepairPalRead More…

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Feedly News Aggregator Review

on Friday, April 13th, 2012

Hands up!  Who likes to start their morning with a coffee and a catchup of the daily news?  In “the old days,” this meant grabbing the latest newspaper to read, but these days with all the digitised content out there, you’re no longer constrained to having to read a single source about a single subject.Read More…

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The Official Masters Tournament App for iPad (2012)

on Thursday, April 5th, 2012

I’ve noticed there’s been a surge in the number of people reading the 2011 post about the Masters Tournament app for iPad, and that reminded me to check to see if there’s an update for this year’s tournament.  The Official Masters Tournament app is free, and it again gives you access to CBS’s live simulcastRead More…

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Capture Your Ideas and Thoughts in the Paper by FiftyThree App for iPad

on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

If the popularity of Julie’s journalling posts is an indication, there are a lot of people interested in keeping journals.  The Paper by FiftyThree app is definitely something you need to look at if you’re interested in journalling on your iPad.  This app lets you combine drawings and handwritten text in Moleskine-like “notebooks”.  You canRead More…

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Go Head-to-Head With Your Cat with Friskies Latest iPad App

on Monday, March 19th, 2012

We told you about some iPad games your cat could play, now Friskies is introducing a game you can play with your kitty.  With the Friskies You vs. Cat iPad app, you flick the on-screen playing piece toward the goal.  If Kitty catches it, she scores 10 points; if it goes in the goal, youRead More…

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Apple’s App Store Downloads 25 Billion Apps

on Sunday, March 11th, 2012

On March 5th, Apple announced the download of their 25 billionth app from the App store.  Evolving over about 4 years, the App store has  more than 550,000 apps on offer in 123 countries to more than 315 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. The 25 billionth app downloaded ?  Where’s My Water? downloaded by ChunliRead More…

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Scholastic Books Storia eReading App for Children

on Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Scholastic Books have released reading app and ebookstore for children.  The Storia app is available for Windows and for iPad, and it comes with five free ebooks and access to the Scholastic ebook store.  Books have been carefully curated into age-appropriate groups, so you’ll know what’s right for your child.  Storia has a built-in dictionaryRead More…

TheO Ball – Toss your Smartphone Around for Fun

on Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Winner of the Popular Science Best of Toy Fair 2102, TheO Ball from Physical Apps encases your smartphone in a large foam ball, and special apps  allows players to have an entertaining movement-based experience, all while protecting your phone, the players and their surroundings. Current games are Bowling, Hot Potato and Interrogo a “socially interactive game”, and the gamesRead More…

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Zombies!!! Run!!!

on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Yeah, yeah, we know we need at least thirty minutes of exercise a day, but come on, it’s just so boring.  You know what would make it better?  That’s right–Zombies!  Zombies, Run! is an app for the iPhone/iPad/Android that casts you as a survivor in the zombie apocalypse.  You become Runner 5, and it’s yourRead More…

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Plan Your Wedding With Vera Wang

on Monday, February 27th, 2012

The Vera Wang on Weddings universal app for iOS devices gives you the tools you need to plan your wedding.  With the app, you’ll be able to search for a wedding dress in the Vera Wang Bridal Collections, where you’ll also see the inspiration for the dress.  Other features of the app lets you manageRead More…

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Quick Tips and Tricks – Save Amazon’s Free Android App of the Day for Later

on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Posted in: Android related, News

Each day Amazon offers a paid Android application for free through their Appstore. Normally you would visit the Appstore through the dedicated Amazon Appstore app. But even if you don’t have an Android smartphone or tablet (yet), you can still take advantage of Amazon’s Free App of the Day. You don’t need to visit Amazon’sRead More…

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Vonage Mobile VoIP Calling App Review

on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

We are receiving compensation for posting this review. A couple of days ago, we told you about the new Vonage Mobile apps for Android and iOS phones that let you make free texts or calls around the world to other Vonage Mobile users or paid calls to most any other number using VoIP.  I’ve hadRead More…

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Avid Studio is Now Available as an iPad App

on Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Steve Holt did a popular review for Avid Studio (see the related posts for a link) last year, so I thought many of you might be interested to know that this software is now available as an iPad app.  Avid Studio for iPad has “distilled the world’s leading film-editing technology into an easy-to-use app thatRead More…