Apps

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

When you get a new Keyport Slide 2.0, blades, and accessories, you aren’t quite ready to assemble the Slide and stick it in your pocket.  You have to take your uncut blades to the nearest locksmith or key maker and have your standard keys copied using the Keyport blades.  It perhaps doesn’t take long to… Read More

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

Of course, you’ll probably find an actual mouse or actual trackpad easier to use, but at least having the option to use your iPhone as a Magic Trackpad or a mouse in an emergency situation could save the day.  With the Remote Mouse app, you’ll have multi-touch gestures, and you can even use the iPhone… Read More

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