One big driver for wearable computers is that they’ll supposedly give us improved health and fitness data, but what about computers that you can eat and drink from? Mark One has just taken the wraps off its Vessyl, a new 13-ounce “smart cup” that will not only be able to detect and breakdown what you’re pouting into your cup but also give you nutritional information on it such as how many calories it has as well as how much sugar, fat and caffeine it contains. You can view data on your drunks either on the side of the cup itself or through the official Vessyl iOS app. More →
Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana, is one of the most impressive of its kind, outperforming its competition on an iPhone and a Moto X even in its early preview state. In fact, the early buzz surrounding Cortana has forced Microsoft to consider whether or not it would be worth bringing Cortana to more platforms in the future. More →
It used to be that iOS and Android were considered polar opposites: One was all about a locked-down, walled garden that delivered a very smooth user experience while the other was a wide-open platform whose freedom came at the expense of consistent user experience. However, Jan Dawson at Techpinions points out that over the past couple of years, Apple and Google have been working to make iOS and Android a lot more alike than either company would like to have you believe. More →
Unless you want to deal with in-app ads, paying for apps is the only way to ensure that the awesome developers who build these great applications can stay in business and build more great apps. Of course, it’s also nice to get a freebie every once in a while. Developers make paid iPhone and iPad apps available for free from time to time for a number of reasons. Sometimes it’s to gain some exposure and sometimes it’s to celebrate an update or a new version. Whatever the reason, we always enjoy sharing these temporary sales with readers when some high-quality apps are offered up for free. More →
Sometimes, there are files on your iPhone that just shouldn’t be seen by anyone but you. It’s ok, we’re not here to judge. Standard PIN and passcode security on the iPhone isn’t always enough. What happens when a friend or family member asks to borrow your phone for a few minutes to do something? Instead of always being a swipe and a tap away from having to explain why you have 1,397 photos of cats dancing around in tutus on your phone, try Smart Safe Pro. More →
In the age of the DVR, many people don’t even know when their favorite shows first air each week. New episodes appear in their DVRs at some point, and then they get watched. For more avid TV fans though, catching new episodes of their favorite shows right when they debut is hugely important. And for people who want a simple, beautiful way to track all of their favorite TV shows, TeeVee 3 for the iPhone is a fantastic option — and it’s free right now for a limited time. More →
Imagine a single device could replace your keyboard, a mouse and a trackpad. Imagine you already own that device, and the missing link between you and all of this great functionality is a $1.99 app. Now, imagine that app was made available for free for a limited time. More →
Where would we be without apps? Perhaps wandering around a desert aimlessly, swiping at a trackball or poking at a resistive touchscreen with a stylus. On-device app portals completely changed the way we use our smartphones, tablets and even computers. Limits are gone, and our smartphones constantly morph with each new piece of software we install. The challenge now, of course, is finding the right applications. And with 1.2 million apps in Apple’s App Store alone, it certainly isn’t easy. More →
We continue to get a tremendous amount of positive feedback on our ongoing series on well designed iPhone apps that everyone should check out, and the reason for that is fairly obvious: it’s hard to find great apps. The right app can completely change your iPhone experience dramatically though, and we have made it our mission to help as many people as possible find great apps that make using their iPhones a little bit more enjoyable. More →
Apple users have the reputation for being blindly loyal but a surprising number of them have crossed over to “the dark side” by buying an Android phone. According to a new survey of more than 3,800 people from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, roughly 35% of iPad owners and 28% of Mac owners have an Android smartphone. Even though a clear majority of iPad and Mac owners do own an iPhone, it’s still somewhat surprising to see such a big chunk of users using both iOS and Android, especially given all of the comically whiny essays we’re read from Apple diehards who couldn’t even stand to use Android for a day. More →
Serious question: can you ever really have enough great photo editing apps on your iPhone? Whether you answered yes or no, photo editors are some of the most popular apps out there, and for good reason. Apple’s iPhones capture beautiful images out of the box, but awesome third-party apps can turn a nice photo into a stunning masterpiece.
And right now, two fantastic iPhone photo editors can be downloaded for free for a limited time. More →
Wouldn’t it be great if the notifications on your iPhone also popped up on your Mac while you were working or doing anything else on your computer? Wouldn’t it be great if you could pick and choose which iOS apps displayed notifications so you don’t lose your mind as 50 notifications pop up in the span of three minutes while your mom proceeds to like every photo in your Instagram timeline? Wouldn’t it be great if all this there were possible without jailbreaking your phone?
Say hello to Notifyr. More →