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[7 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 2,587 views]

Do you social? Two of the most popular mobile social platforms are schlepping iOS updates packing significant new functionality. Twitter’s claiming their app offers much better search and performance, while Foursquare tweaks notifications.
• Foursquare 5.4.3 (free) — With this update, …

Apps, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod »

[4 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 3,046 views]

Star Trek Into Darkness arrives in theaters on Friday, May 17, 2013 — an almost interminable wait. In the meantime, sate your inner Trekkie with the Star Trek App, which is now available just for the asking on Apple’s App …

Apps, iPad, iPhone »

[28 Jan 2013 | 3 Comments | 3,267 views]

Men (and precocious boys)! How many times has this happened to you? There you are, standing in front of the condoms at the drug store, dozens of choices and most of the wrong. Where does your John Thomas stand in …

Apps, iOS, iPhone »

[17 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | 970 views]

Admin, collector, eBayer or serious fan? Then you need Ian Page’s MacTracker for iOS, because there’s nothing worse than some shop talking know nothing or n00b selling you a bill of goods.
This is the app for that and it …

Apps, iPad, iPhone »

[21 Dec 2012 | 3 Comments | 2,336 views]

Life is a buffet and one of the tasty plates around is IMDb, the Internet Movie Database. It’s a great place to while away a few minutes, hours or, it’s been known to happen, days soaking up celebrity dish, photos …

Apps, iOS, Mac, Software »

[5 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 1,878 views]

With the release of Pages 1.7, Keynote 1.7 and Numbers 1.7 — iWork for iOS v1.7 by any other name — Apple is getting closer to offering feature parity with the Mac version. That said, given the dearth of meaningful …

Apps, iOS, Mac, Software »

[8 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 1,182 views]

In Twitter’s new normal, third-party app (the heart and soul of the platform) aren’t free and Tweetbot, which finally arrived on the Mac in October, is no exception. However, long-time fairer platform IM client favorite, Adium, freely soldiers on and …

Apps, iOS »

[6 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 694 views]

Still the most popular app on the iPhone? Haven’t heard that claim in a while. Nevertheless, Facebook for iOS isn’t sitting still and the latest release features improved navigation, tweaked messaging functionality and, yeah, gifts.
Facebook is what you use it …

Apps, iOS »

[4 Nov 2012 | One Comment | 940 views]

One of the most annoying issues with the Apple Podcasts app was the re-appearance of previously played podcast episodes. For example, 500-plus episodes of Mac OS Ken would show up unplayed every morning in Podcasts no matter how many times …

Apps, iOS, Mac »

[2 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 4,377 views]

Will the just released iOS 6.0.1 fix the nagging wi-fi connection problem for iPhone 5 users? At the very least, this hotly awaited update of Apple’s mobile operating system does include a bullet point covering the issue. What else is …

Apps, iOS, iPhone »

[7 May 2012 | No Comment | 7,589 views]

You just boarded the train, it’s left the station and you see the conductor coming down the aisle saying, “Tickets please.” For more than 150 years, that was the passenger’s cue to take out a printed paper ticket and for …

Apps, iPhone, Reviews, how to »

[16 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 10,425 views]

One of the great things about Amtrak.com is that you are encouraged to imagine — maps, schedules, photos, external links, etc. — the people and places you can see when taking the train, and I love riding the train. For …