Back in March I posted about a fun physics game called Freeze! I'm a puzzle game fan and found Freeze! to be easy to learn, but a fun challenge. The gist of the story behind the game is that the main character, who is a rolling eyeball, is being held prisoner on a planet. Unfortunately [...]

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BiasFX, an iOS app from Positive Grid, promises to turn your iPad into a world-class guitar amp and effects processor. With dozens of high-quality amp simulations, stomp boxes, and rack-like processors, this software aims high.  Does it hit the mark?  This review is guest-written by my husband, Butch, who will help us answer this question. Evaluation Setup: I [...]

Posted in: iOS, Music Gear, Reviews

A few weeks ago I told you about the availability of a dedicated Android app for The Gadgeteer. At that time the iOS version of the app wasn't available because it had not yet been approved by Apple. I'm happy to announce that the The Gadgeteer iOS app is now available on iTunes! Just like [...]

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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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After almost 18 years, The Gadgeteer finally has a stand alone app! As of today you can download and install The Gadgeteer Android app from the Google Play store. Don't worry iPhone and iPad peeps, an iOS version will also be available very soon. It is still going through Apple's approval process. The Android app has the same [...]

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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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I've not seen the need to get a security camera. I neither live in a huge, obviously-full-of-expensive-things home, nor in one of “those” areas where break-ins are common. But I do have this cute little dog, and when I'm gone, I often wonder just what he's up to - when he's not sleeping in his [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Home and Kitchen, iOS, Reviews

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

Now you don't even have to bother entering your passcode on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 to control your Phillips Hue connected lights.  When you update to the latest version of the Phillips Hue app, you'll have access to the Hue widget for the Notification Center.  To add it, just swipe down to [...]

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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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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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Snapping selfies and group shots with your smartphone at arm's length can be a real hassle. But the Remote Control / Camera Shutter Self-Timer for iOS / Android from makes it easy and what's better is that it works with both iOS and Android devices. It features a built-in rechargeable lithium battery that has the capacity [...]

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Daily Use Apps – Andy Chen

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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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Kreyos Meteor - 1

Over the last year or so, the fabled Dick Tracy or smartwatch has gone from comic books and Sci-Fi fantasy to a working reality. With several products on the market and more rumored to be on the way, the Kreyos Meteor is aiming to knock its competitors out of orbit. The Kreyos Meteor, although similar [...]

Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, iOS, Watches and Clocks

If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod, you have probably felt that moment of panic and annoyance when you discover that you need to charge your device but there isn't a cable to be found. Bluelounge has a clever solution to that problem with the Kii. Pronounced and shaped like the keys you carry on [...]

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Muku means “passion” in Croatian and “clean” and “simple” in Japanese. That name fits the Muku Shuttr very well. What is it? It's a small keychain sized fob which uses Bluetooth to pair with iPhones and a variety of Android smartphones to provide a remote shutter release for the built-in camera app. It offers an easier [...]

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The Apotop DW09 Wi-Reader is a palm-sized device that allows you to share videos, music, pictures, and documents with up to 3 iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices at the same time through a built-in SD card / USB Flash drive. It has a rechargeable battery so that it can be used to share files [...]

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The Satechi X-Pointer Mobile Presenter plugs into the headphone jack of your iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S/5 iPad mini, iPad 1,2,3 or iPod touch and turns your device into a presentation controller. It features a red laser and the ability to navigate through PowerPoint and Keynote presentation slides straight from your iOS device using the X-Presenter app. The [...]

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iRig KEYS is 37 velocity sensitive MIDI keyboard that connects directly to the docking connector on an iPhone, iPod, iPad or the USB port on Mac/PC. It is an ultra-low power device that can be used for hours when connected to one of these devices. It features a pitch bending wheel and programmability with storage [...]

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Damn you Viggle! I recently cut way back on the TV shows that I follow and now I learn about a free app called Viggle, that will let me earn points that I can trade for gift cards, movie tickets and even laptops, just for watching TV. I'm doomed... The Viggle iOS or Android app works [...]

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