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The complete iOS8 and Swift course lets you learn by building 15 real world apps

on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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 loseRead More…


Oyster, the unlimited book reading app and service, is now available on Android and Kindle devices

on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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,Read More…


Remote Control camera shutter release that swings both ways

on Sunday, December 15th, 2013

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 capacityRead 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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The Kreyos Meteor smartwatch is a meteor that fits on your wrist

on Thursday, July 18th, 2013

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 similarRead More…


Keep an Apple Lightning cable always at hand with the Bluelounge Kii

on Monday, July 15th, 2013

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 onRead More…


Muku Labs Muku Shuttr remote shutter release review

on Thursday, July 11th, 2013

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 easierRead More…


Apotop DW09 Wi-Reader – Share pictures and stream video across iOS devices

on Sunday, April 21st, 2013

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 filesRead More…


Satechi X-Pointer adds frickin laser beams to your iPhone

on Monday, February 4th, 2013

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. TheRead More…


IK Multimedia Announces iRig KEYS Universal Portable Keyboard Controller for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC

on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

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 storageRead More…


Viggle Gives you Goodies Just for Watching TV

on Sunday, July 1st, 2012

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 worksRead More…

doodly-sketchbookink and SketchBook Ink – Two iOS Apps That Will Give Your Stylus a Workout

on Friday, June 1st, 2012

I’ve been trying two new art apps on my iPad this week. One is and the other is SketchBook Ink. One is like Twitter for doodlers and the other is a spinoff app from Autodesk’s popular SketchBook Pro app. This isn’t really a review, but more of a quick look at both apps.


Metawatch – Smartwatch for Android and iOS

on Sunday, May 27th, 2012

  Formed by two ex leaders of Fossil’s Watch Technology Division in 2002, Metawatch has developed a smartwatch in a same vein as the Pebble. The Metawatch is compatible with Android OS 2.3 and up and iPhone 4S (iOS 5+ ) and potentially any programmable device supporting Bluetooth 2.1 and up with Serial Port Profile (SPP) connectivity, or Bluetooth 4.0 with BLE GATTRead More…


Avid Studio for iPad App Review

on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Avid Studio for iPad Version: 1.0.1 Size: 30.5 MB I enjoy using iMovie on my iMac and Macbook Air to make short video clips for my reviews or just for the heck of it. I’ve tried the mobile version of iMovie on my iPad and iPhone but didn’t find it to be anywhere close toRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary 03-22-12

on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

In my last gadget diary post a few weeks ago I mentioned that I had been day dreaming about my favorite Android feature – desktop widgets. I love my iPhone, but I would love it even more if it had widgets. I’d be overjoyed if I could just display my next several appointments on theRead More…


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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Printopia 2 for Mac Mobile Printing Software Review

on Saturday, February 25th, 2012

We have been promised a paperless office for years now. Perhaps it will never happen. With the iPad, I have found that many of the documents I used to print out I now carry on my device or store online in a service such as Evernote or Dropbox. But, on occasion, I’ll want to print something from my iPhone or iPad, and there’s no AirPrint printer available, or I really just want to send a screen shot to my Mac. How do I do it? Printopia, a Mac application from ecamm to the rescue!


MultiFrame iOS Photo Collage App

on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

MultiFrame from Apalon is an easy to use iOS app, which will allow you to create photo collages with 2-4 images. It offers a variety of layouts and frame styles. Let’s take a look.


Rough Roads iOS Game Review

on Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Rough Roads is a simple game for iOS devices that takes the concept of the classic Frogger video game and flips it. Instead of crossing the street while avoiding obstacles, you are driving down the street. The idea is to keep all the luggage on top of your vehicle while collecting stars and badges.


AirBeam Video Monitoring iOS App Review

on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

AirBeam is an app that will turn iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch or iPad) into a real-time video surveillance system with motion and sound detection. This system is quick and easy to use, but there are a couple caveats to setting things up, so let’s take a closer look.


Touchnote Postcard App for iOS Review

on Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Touchnote is a free app for iOS devices that will allow you to create and send a postcard to anyone in the world. I’m not talking about an electronic postcard, but an actual printed card with a stamp on it. Let’s check it out.


Apple iPhone 4S Review

on Friday, November 18th, 2011

I’m sure I wasn’t the only person who was disappointed a month ago when Apple failed to announce the iPhone 5 after many months of rumors and speculation. Instead, we were offered the iPhone 4S – an evolutionary instead of revolutionary update to the one year old iPhone 4. Even though I wasn’t eligible for an upgrade,Read More…


iFlashDrive – 2 way storage for iOS and PC/Mac devices

on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

From the same company that created the HyperDrive, comes the iFlashDrive. This is a 2-way USB flashdrive that can has a 30 pin connector that can plug into iOS devices like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. On the other end is a standard male USB connector that allows you to plug it into aRead More…


E FUN Launches APEN A4 Digital Pen for iPhone and iPad

on Monday, October 10th, 2011

If you haven’t gone fully digital and still takes notes with a pen, you might be interested in the new A4 Digital pen from APEN. Full press release after the jump. It’s a digitizing pen that does not require a special pad of paper. Just clip the receiver to the top of your notepad andRead More…


GuitarJack Model 2 Audio Interface Now Compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

The GuitarJack from Sonoma Wire Works allows you to connect a variety of instruments and / or microphones to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The GuitarJack plugs into the dock connector of your iOS device and features a 1/4 inch instrument jack and a 1/8 inch stereo mic/line input. It can record voice andRead More…