Sunday, March 15, 2015
Cortana could tell a mobile phone user when to leave for the airport, days after it read an email and realized the user was planning a flight. It would automatically check flight status, determine where the phone is located using GPS, and checking traffic conditions. None of the individual steps are a breakthrough, but creating an artificial intelligence that can stitch together the processes marks a breakthrough in usefulness, Microsoft says.
Read more www.dnaindia.com
Thursday, March 12, 2015
iPhone/Mac: We’ve seen apps that unlock and lock your Mac from your iPhone before, but Tether is not only one of the easiest to use tools out there, it’s also free. After you download and install the Mac app and iOS iPhone app, you’ll pair together your phone and computer using Bluetooth.
Read more lifehacker.com
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Media player VLC is making its triumphant return to the App Store. The versatile media player returns with some important new features, including native support for Plex Media Servers, custom URL schemes, and much more.
Read more www.imore.com
It is now possible to send end-to-end encrypted group, text, picture, and video messages between Signal on iPhone and TextSecure on Android, all without SMS and MMS fees. Signal 2.0 blends private phone calls and private messaging into a single frictionless interface, allowing you to focus on what’s important by quickly organizing your conversations using an inbox/archive work flow.
Read more whispersystems.org
Sunday, March 01, 2015
Fresh Air is the first weather app I’ve used that I actually wanted to look at for more than a few seconds. That’s because Fresh Air turns the weather and upcoming forecast into something you can dive into and explore, rather than the traditional static list of temperatures and conditions accompanied by a weather animation in the background.
Read more uk.businessinsider.com
Monday, February 23, 2015
When the young people of Tokyo want to go shopping, they head for Harajuku. A fabled wellspring of youth culture, the neighborhood offers international retail chains on its main streets and tiny purveyors of bleeding-edge fashion in its back alleys.
Read more www.fastcompany.com
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Do Button, as it’s name implies, lets you toggle smart home systems with a single touch. From making a Nest or Evohome crank the heating up to a set temperature to making your Hue lights change to a specific shade of purple, the Do Button is a one-touch-does-all service.
Read more recombu.com
Saturday, January 31, 2015
For years, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners have cast the green eye of envy in the direction of Android users, whose relatively more open operating system allowed for all manner of customization, including the ability to swap out software keyboards at the tap of a button.
Read more www.techradar.com
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Microsoft has planned new mobile versions of Outlook that make use of the technology it acquired in last year’s $200 million purchase of email startup Accompli. The company on Thursday is releasing an iOS version of Outlook and a preview version of Outlook for Android, both of which use Accompli’s tech as well as a fairly significant amount of work by the team over the last 60 days.
Read more http://recode.net
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
A new app available in the iOS App Store today will let you configure your iPhone or iPad as a kind of supercharged remote control for your Mac. Called Alfred Remote, it essentially offers you multiple panels of buttons to do things like launch apps, control iTunes, turn on your screen saver, perform custom searches, paste text snippets, and do much nerdier things if you put your mind to it.
Read more www.theverge.com
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Nutrisystem, Inc., a leading provider of weight management products and services, announced today that its NuMi® by Nutrisystem digital weight loss app is now available as a free app for iPhone and Android. The Company also announced integration with the Health app in iOS 8, exclusively available for iPhone and iPod touch, making tracking food intake, calories burned, and profile information seamless through Apple Health.
iPhone: You have a ton of options for various alarm clocks for your smartphone, but Dreeps is an app that takes a completely different approach. Instead of just waking you up, it wakes you and a character in a mini-RPG up.
Read more lifehacker.com
Friday, January 23, 2015
Music streaming platform Spotify has today introduced a new feature that it says allows iOS users to listen to song previews and build playlists in a far more convenient way. Fittingly dubbed Touch Preview, the feature lets you simply hold your finger down on any track to get a short snippet – dragging your finger onto another song starts a new track.
Read more thenextweb.com
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The best database you can buy for the Mac or iOS is Filemaker Pro—if by “best,” you mean the most powerful. It’s also comparatively easy to use, at least when what you’re comparing it with is Microsoft Access for Windows. But even so, there is a market for a database that is so simple even non-technical users can get a benefit from it.
Read more www.macnn.com
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
We cover iOS and Android apps all the time here on BGR, and the reason is fairly obvious. Smartphones are the single most important gadgets in most of our lives these days, and every new app we install extends a smartphone’s capabilities in any number of new directions. Finding cool new apps is exciting, and that’s why we always do our best to do some of the heavy lifting for you.
Read more www.yahoo.com
Friday, January 16, 2015
iOS: Google pushed out an update to Google Maps that adds a couple handy new features, including a way to filter restaurant searches and a new weather information section for cities you search for.
Read more lifehacker.com
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
We have always been skeptical about the quality of barcode scanner applications that are available in the App Store. There are too many of them around but so many of them are worse than junk. Thankfully, a few developers have gotten it right, so you can scan barcodes properly on your iPhone.
Read more www.iphoneness.com
Google has released an iOS app that makes it possible to access your Mac or PC from any iOS device with an Internet connection. Chrome Remote Desktop is hardly a new service from Google. It’s been around for years, allowing users to access a Windows or Mac computer from another computer or an Android device.
Read more www.cnet.com
Sunday, January 11, 2015
My favorite kind of apps aren’t entire platforms or services. Instead, they’re much simpler apps that fill a hole in the feature set of an operating system. For example, Apple created a Burst Mode in its Camera app that takes photos in quick succession as long as you hold in the shutter button.
Read more www.cnet.com
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Adding reminders and calendar events to your iPhone should be a painless process – and it can be if you use the right time-saving apps and tricks. Apple’s cross-platform Reminders system is useful, with iCloud keeping everything in sync between iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. But the system isn’t the be-all and end-all of remembering things using your phone, and there are several other apps and techniques that will help you keep track of a busy schedule.
Read more www.makeuseof.com