iOS App Store Search

iOS App Store search forever changed with this awesome new tool

By on February 18, 2015 at 2:00 AM.

iOS App Store search forever changed with this awesome new tool

Let’s face it: The App Store’s app discovery functionality is terrible, mostly because it rewards apps that are already popular and doesn’t give you a lot of options for finding unheralded apps that might be better than what’s in the top downloads chart. One awesome new website is looking for change all that, however. More →

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Best iOS Games App Store

Apple wants you to help you find quality iOS games, not pay-to-win freemium scams

By on February 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Apple wants you to help you find quality iOS games, not pay-to-win freemium scams

You know what really suck? Free-to-play games that are actually miserable to play unless you fork over money for in-app purchases. Thankfully, Apple is doing something to help steer people away from these horrible creations and help them find games that will charge you once upfront and then never ask you for money again. More →

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Ikea Emoticons iOS and Android

Ikea’s secret passion unearthed: When it’s not making furniture, it designs emoticons

By on February 11, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Ikea’s secret passion unearthed: When it’s not making furniture, it designs emoticons

There are many reasons to love Ikea — or hate it, depending on your experiences with the Swedish company — but smartphone app design probably isn’t one of them. It may be soon, however, because for some strange reason, the company has come up with a smartphone app that focuses on… wait for it… emoticons. More →

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Best iOS Apps KeyMe

Brilliant-but-scary iOS app can 3D print a copy of any key you have a picture of

By on February 9, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

Brilliant-but-scary iOS app can 3D print a copy of any key you have a picture of

Imagine never having to worry about losing your keys again just because you have a picture of it stored on your smartphone? That’s the premise behind KeyMe, a new iOS app that will 3D print you a copy of any key that you have a picture of stored on your mobile device. More →

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16GB iOS Android Smartphones

It’s time for 16GB smartphones to die once and for all

By on January 12, 2015 at 9:14 AM.

It’s time for 16GB smartphones to die once and for all

We’ve mentioned before that 16GB of storage just isn’t enough space for many modern smartphone users, especially now that so many phones now let us film incredible 4K videos that inevitably clog up space. Android Central’s Russell Holly makes a compelling case that smartphone buyers need to make it clear that 16GB smartphones are no longer an acceptable option and should insist that companies make 32GB or 64GB the baseline option for mobile devices. More →

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iOS Vs. Android Features

One crucial iOS feature that I desperately want Android to copy

By on January 7, 2015 at 9:35 AM.

One crucial iOS feature that I desperately want Android to copy

For a while now, I’ve been keeping an eye on the “experiment” being conducted by Jason Kallelis, a longtime Android fan who recently grew so frustrated with the platform’s shortcomings that he switched to the iPhone 6 Plus. Roughly one week into his grand adventure with iOS, Kallelis has already found it does something significantly better than Android: It gives you a much more detailed breakdown of what’s consuming your smartphone’s battery. More →

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Leef iBridge for iPhone and iPad

Use this tiny storage dongle to make sure your iPhone has enough space to handle iOS 9

By on January 7, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Use this tiny storage dongle to make sure your iPhone has enough space to handle iOS 9

One of Apple’s problems with iOS devices, which became even more apparent after the launch of iOS 8, is limited storage available to the user for the most basic iPhone and iPad models, especially considering the increased amount of digital content users store on them.  More →

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Top 15 Video Games Of 2014

TIME just named an iOS game the best video game of 2014

By on December 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

TIME just named an iOS game the best video game of 2014

Pundits love to talk about how the quality of the mobile gaming experience on the iPhone and iPad is quickly catching up to the quality of the experiences afforded by consoles like the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U. Of course, if you ask game developers or hardcore video game fans, they’ll laugh in your face at the mere suggestion.

Don’t tell TIME, however, because the online magazine has just issued its list of the 15 best video games of 2014, and an iOS game is surprisingly found at the top. More →

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Duet Display Download for iOS and OS X

The app that puts Yosemite on your iPad’s screen is finally available to download

By on December 19, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

The app that puts Yosemite on your iPad’s screen is finally available to download

Duet Display is a brand new application that lets users repurpose old and new iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and turn them into handy second displays for OS X laptops and desktops — and it’s available for download right now. More →

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Google Maps Vs Apple Maps

Google Maps vs. Apple Maps: The most comprehensive design comparison you’ll ever see

By on December 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Google Maps vs. Apple Maps: The most comprehensive design comparison you’ll ever see

When Apple ousted Google Maps from iOS back in 2012, it wouldn’t have been such a big deal… but Apple’s own mapping solution that replaced it was an absolute disaster. The countless glitches and bugs were intolerable — though they did make some nice art — and Apple’s Maps app was so bad that police had to warn users that it might kill them.

Of course, Apple’s iOS Maps app has improved dramatically since the early days. While some users still avoid it because of the bad taste left in their mouths, it is now considered by many people to be a solid option to replace Google Maps on the iPhone and other iOS devices.

There are plenty of articles that compare the features of these two leading iOS mapping apps, but a new analysis published recently provides an astonishingly in-depth design comparison that you really need to check out. More →

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Best iPhone Apps FingerKey

Clever new iPhone app lets you unlock your Mac with Touch ID

By on November 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM.

Clever new iPhone app lets you unlock your Mac with Touch ID

Do you ever wish you had a simple way to unlock your computer just as easily as you unlock your Touch ID-enabled iPhone? Well now there is one, at least for Mac owners. A new app called FingerKey has come up with a clever way to let you unlock your computer using any Touch ID-compatible device. More →

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