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[18 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

If you live within Apple’s walled garden, all the streams are strong, encoding rates good looking and quality of service above average. There are those, however, that indulge a taste for media found outside those walls and VideoLAN’s VLC for …

Apps, iOS »

[11 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,157 views]

One of the first things you are likely to notice after installing iOS 7.1 Update is the increased use of contrast and updated different button designs. From the now obvious “Shift Key On” (image below) to the updated Lockscreen, while …

Apps, iOS, Tech »

[26 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 169 views]

If dissatisfaction is the mother of change, data is mother’s milk. That said, FCC Speed Test, a consumer app for collecting broadband metrics, is now available of iPhone and iPad.
An ongoing nationwide performance study of broadband service in the …

Apps, iPad, iPhone »

[7 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 168 views]

Get in the games! If you will be watching the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, then you will need a Sochi Olympics app or three — seriously, no one just watches anymore. And, here a seven great free apps to get …

Apps, iOS, Mac, Software »

[24 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 1,026 views]

Promises, promises. Apple’s initial iWork ’13 release — Pages 5, Keynote 6, Numbers 3 — delivered collaborative document editing while simultaneously removing a number of popular and powerful features. The company has promised to add most if not all of …

Apps, iPad, Reviews, how to »

[17 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 205 views]

There are more than a couple competent weather apps for the iPhone and iPad. However, one of the worst is now among the best — Yahoo Weather for iPad (free) offers a both simplified, at-a-glance view and in-depth info that …

Apps, iOS »

[5 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 75 views]

Choice is good and Google Search for iOS now offers the option to search with your voice. Granted, this isn’t top-level, just works functionality, like Siri, but it is a better way to get to Google Maps.
With the app installed …

Apple luv, Apps, iPad, iPhone »

[11 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 180 views]

What do you get when you when a free diver, mathematician and a Mac god join forces? The perhaps improbable result is Frax, a fractal generator and viewer for iPhone and iPad, which highlights how powerful the 64-bit A7 processor …

Apps, iOS »

[30 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 105 views]

And, the iOS 7 innovations just keep coming. A pair of Adobe updates for Mac point to CSS Regions support in iOS 7 Safari, a feature that “will revolutionize how people approach responsive designs.” You would think that Apple might …

Apps, iPad »

[12 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 278 views]

Google Reader is dead, long live RSS! When Google Reader went dark on July 1, so did Reeder for iPad and Mac. The wait, or at least half of it, is now over — Reeder for iPad is available once …

Apps, iOS, Reviews, how to »

[31 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 784 views]

On the face of it, playing YouTube videos in the background on your iPad or iPhone while doing something else should just work. Alas, it doesn’t unless you have Chuck Zou’s McTube for YouTube (free), a near feature-complete YouTube client …

Apps, Cord Cutter »

[26 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 813 views]

You are paying more than $100 a month for cable and you have had enough — watch, save, be a cord cutter! You can do it with an Apple TV, about which much good can be said, or the Roku …

Apps, iPad, Reviews, how to »

[30 Jul 2013 | 4 Comments | 971 views]

Does the App Store app on your iPad indicate updates are available, but then displays a blank screen when you open the app? You are not alone and, thankfully, there is a workaround for the iPad App Update issue — …

Apps, iPad »

[15 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 621 views]

Call it a sign o’ the times. This year’s Little League World Series will be scored on the iPad. Although not a direct Apple innovation, there is no question who made it all possible.
Pencil on paper? That’s just so Honus …

Apps, Deals, Games, iOS »

[8 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 3,057 views]

Apple launched the iOS App Store on July 10, 2008 and it changed the world almost overnight — instant millionaires minted and a new multi-billion-dollar industry was created. Now, celebrate the App Store 5th Anniversary with free iOS games and …