There are a number of apps for iOS that can help monitor hurricanes. They go further than the regular weather apps do. While many of them cost a dollar or two or more, there are also three apps that are free that do everything you need or want them to, eliminating the need to spend anything on them.
It can be a learning process for sure to figure out the way around an iPad’s touchscreen, from gestures to simply selecting something on a touchscreen. The following is a listing of the gestures, as well as the different tapping and selecting methods for the iPad.
With recessionary clouds looming large on the economies across the world, people these days are in need of saving money. We have found several such apps for iOS that can assist you with money saving and management.
Viewing PDFs in iOS just got a little easier with the new app PDF Cabinet. It’s hard to find an app that will do what you want with storing, annotating, and organizing PDFs, but PDF Cabinet can do them all.
The time will always arrive when your eyes are failing and you need to go for a eye checkup, but before you do that, why not do your own eye test with your iPhone? Yes, there are apps for that.
It seems that iPad would be the perfect device for blogging, but this just isn’t the case. Here are some workarounds if you insist to manage your WordPress blog on your iPad.
Losing your iPhone is more than just losing the hardware, it also means that all your data are lost, and potentially accessed by hacker that use them with bad intention. While it is difficult to prevent you from losing your own phone, there are ways that you can use to make the retrieval process much easier, or make accessing the data an impossible task.
In today’s networked world, having WiFi is almost a necessity. So many devices depend on having WiFi, from computers to mobile devices to even television systems. This means printers need to be able to connect to WiFi too, and for iOS devices, that’s where AirPrint-enabled printers come into play.
There are several options for reading magazines on iOS devices, from apps for individual magazines, to Newsstand, to services that offer a multitude of different magazines. It can be costly to find a way to get digital versions of all your favorite magazines loaded on your iPad. Enter Next Issue, which has been referred to […]
Before Apple Mobile iOS 6’s new Passbook app even arrives on the market in a few months, Lemon.com Wallet app is poised to grab the market before Apple even gets a crack at them. It does more than Passbook will, but also has its struggles due to not being a native iOS app. Is it […]
I’m all about apps that make my life easier. I always find little apps that can help me increase my productivity, but every once in a while, I will hit the jackpot and find a gem among the stones, like I’ve just done today with the Dunno app.
The more business that is being doing via Internet, the more it’s being done internationally. Being able to conduct business via email, text, and social networks means people are reaching out to people in other countries that might be speaking a different language. While we used to use books and translators to help translate, these […]
iOS 6 is expected to be available in the fall, but Make Tech Easier will take a look at what the software has in store for the users. The first piece of iOS 6 that we will look at today is Siri. The software presented at WWDC now has many improvements in where it is […]
Podcasts were a great thing when they first debuted. It was great to listen to these recordings about subjects you were interested in. Yet, the more iTunes came up with other interesting things they were developing, the more podcasts began to take a back seat, being relegated to the “More” section in the iOS app.
This app definitely goes under the category of “what will they think of next.” I didn’t even know such a thing existed, but now that I do, I can’t imagine ever not using it. It could be life-saving. There are dozens of Reminder apps for iOS, but Pillboxie is a specific one. As the name […]
During WWDC, I was very happy to see that iOS 6 was going to come packed with turn by turn directions for maps. This seemed like a great feature to add for individuals not willing to pay a premium for applications on the App Store offering turn by turn directions. However, I was disappoint, like […]
It’s never been more fun to be a photographer, and that counts for if you’re a professional or an amateur. The advent of home computers, and even more apps, makes digitally altering photos not just fun, but easy as well. One of my favorite photo-altering apps is ColorSplash Pro for Mac. My photography student daughter […]
In this current bad economy, one of the hardest things to do is to find a job, any job really. They’re very hard to come by. Many people are working at jobs they’re over-qualified for, just to have something. It used to be that people would check out the want ads in the newspaper to […]
For all the Apple fans out there, I am sure you have waiting long for the WWDC event to see what big announcements are being made and which products are being launched. For those who have missed the keynote, here is the summary of the update and great features you are going to see in […]
One of the best changes to be made in the Apple iOS was the ability to synch devices wirelessly. Previously, to sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, or to initialize it after your first purchase, you would have to plug it in through a USB port which would automatically initiate the sync. Recent changes […]
I’m always looking for ways to make my job a little easier. No matter how great the apps I currently use are, I’m always looking for ones that are even better. I found that with InkFlow. In the description of the app they discuss it being even better than pen and paper, and I think […]
Facebook has just increased their visibility in the iOS market. They have had a Facebook app, that has its own share of problems, for awhile. The photo uploading options with this are definitely limited. Recently Facebook acquired the rights to the Instagram service, and many thought they would be moving their photos in that direction, […]
I never was an individual who enjoyed subscriptions. The main reason behind this is because when I did carry a subscription to a popular magazine, half of the issues I received weren’t of great interest to me. However, due to the fact I paid a whole year’s subscription in advance, I at least skimmed through. I always wondered what would be a great alternative to having physical, paper subscriptions that ended up half the time in the recycling bin. I found this alternative with Newsstands for iOS. This is the native Apple application that takes magazine and newspaper subscriptions into the digital realm. How does it stack up? Let’s take a look and find out.
Learning at a prestigious college is an opportunity possible for very few. From Harvard to Stanford, the admission criteria for most of those colleges prevented many from attending. However, would you ever believe that you could learn from the professors of many of these colleges straight from your Mac and iOS device, as if you […]
There’s nothing more rewarding than finding out new tips or secrets on your favorite device. I’m on my second iPad since last summer, and I’m still finding new tips or tricks. Each time I find one it brings out a raised eyebrow and makes me realize how easy things would be had I known about […]
Apple doesn’t always play well with others, and when it comes to the mobile operating system iOS, it can be even worse. Their relationship, or lack thereof, with Adobe and their flash video is well documented. Another entity that doesn’t get along with the system is GMail. It works, but it’s hindered in some ways […]
No matter how many times Apple update the mobile Safari and the Mail app, they’re still boring. There aren’t too many choices for Mail, but there are many alternative browsers to Safari. They all have their one or two extra functions that separate them from one another, but Dolphin Browser seems to have a lot […]
Many high school students are in the height of the spring school year. With Advanced Placement, SAT, and finals over, the next focus is to get ready for a new lifestyle in university. While high school has prepared students for the college workload, high school can only help so much with getting accustomed to a […]
No matter how great the technology being developed, they can never be bug-free. There’s always something unexpected that goes wrong, causing the manufacturer to have to quickly problem-solve to keep their customers happy. Apple seems to have their share of these types of problems, whether they just have many problems, or whether theirs just become […]
Conventionally, if you want to test Windows 8 applications, you will have to buy a tablet that runs the operating system. This extra expense is just something that might bother you, especially if you don’t plan to use the tablet heavily. To test a simple app and get it out there on the market, or […]
For many of us, our morning routine consists of catching up on the latest developments that occurred while we were asleep. How we obtain our news is evenly split into three ways. We have individuals who catch the news through television, a second group receives the latest developments on your mobile devices, and a third […]
Unlike laptops, iPads don’t have a ready-made hard case that keep it protected naturally. Laptops close up to make the screen inaccessible to being scratched or broken, and to keep the contents on the hard drive safe. While iPads can do many of the same things as a laptop and can be easier to work […]
Apps to help jot down ideas and map out productivity are a dime a dozen. While they all look like they could be of great service to you, they often don’t pan out. Once you download them, you find they are of limited help to you, if any. Finding a Productivity app that can actually […]
PayPal is the popular online payment service that everyone loves to hate. With the astronomical fees and tight rules, many individuals would love to get away from it. However, with the age of the Internet, online payment services can’t and don’t sprout up as fast as iPhone applications. Many take years to even get noticed, […]
With your new iPad now feeling more at home among your other gadgets, it’s now time to treat your new iPad to a couple of gifts. First off, what is an iPad without great applications? There are many applications out there that your new iPad is waiting to enjoy and we will outline some of […]
The App Store seems to have a skewed idea of the basic necessities for operating an iPad. They offer a collection of applications that they refer to as the “Apps Starter Kit,” but the apps included are far from necessities. Discussing with potential new iPad owners what they would need to run an iPad, it […]
Apple doesn’t just invent new electronic devices, they also invent new technology. They’re behind the technology they have decided to call Retina Display. It was first introduced in the iPhone, and now it’s also in the iPod Touch and the iPad. Is Retina Display nothing but a fancy term? Or is it a technology that […]
I have used the Mac version of Sparrow for close to a year now, but I’ve always found something missing with the application. That missing link was the lack of a mobile version of Sparrow, I couldn’t use it on the go or on the commute to classes. However, this changed in the beginning of […]
Spring is only a couple of weeks away. This means that individuals who are wanting to get into tip-top shape for summer are either beginning or in the height of reaching weight loss goal. However, if you haven’t started to work on your summer weight loss goal just yet, we have a couple of applications […]
If there is anything that is the most embarrassing as a writer, it’s making absent-minded grammatical errors. Most writing and productivity apps have a built-in spell check, but those don’t find the grammatical errors, those mistakes that we know are wrong, but that are just made in error. The SpellCheck Plus app helps catch those […]
If there’s been one knock against the Apple iOS system, it’s the inability to access FlashPlayer content. It’s become a very integral part of using the Internet. Everyone has given up on Adobe and Apple working out their differences to get something worked out, even with Steve Jobs’ death. This means we have to stop […]
It seemed so strange for Apple to only have iPhoto available for desktop and laptop computers, but not have it for their mobile devices. They tried to add some editing capabilities to the Photos app, but that wasn’t nearly enough. Finally, with the release of an iPad with a much better camera, comes a matching […]
South By Southwest (SXSW) begins March 9th and lasts for much of the week until the 13th of March. SXSW isn’t one conference or event, but a group of events in Austin, TX for the duration of the time. Today, we will take a look at some essential applications you should pack into your iPhone […]
Clear for iPhone is a simple application that has one thing on its mind, helping you remember your tasks in an easier and simpler way. This makes the application beautiful ascetically as well as in it’s motive. The Clear application also shows a lot about how technology is becoming less complicating, something we see in […]
With healthcare prices the way they are, and with insurance sometimes being difficult to muddle through, managing your healthcare on your own can be a good thing. This is where the WebMD app for iOS comes in handy. The first thing we do these days when we have a symptom is ask our friends for […]
It seems the travel industry is starting to come into the modern age. They seem to finally be realizing that our lives are conducted online and on the go. It’s been a long wait for an iOS travel app that could do it all, but the Travelocity app was worth the wait. Up until now, […]
The more computing becomes a part of our daily life, the more having a WiFi connection becomes a necessity. For me, that’s become a main factor in determining some of the places I go, especially when I travel. Whether I’m working away from home, or just keeping up with my friends and family via email […]
Macworld 2012 was held during the last week of January. The conference involved many changes when compared to the previous Macworld conferences. For example, the conference now has a name change, from Macworld to Macworld – iWorld. This shows the conference’s focus will be a lot more on the growing iDevice market. In the beginning, […]
If you want to manage your expenses and want to know where you spend your money and how much you spend over the span of a month or a year – check out these below five following applications for iPhone that will help you manage your expenses right from the comforts of your phone.
One of the most anticipated features of iOS 5 was the photo editing capabilities. The edits that are now possible in the Photos app are helpful and in some ways plenty, but there are times when more editing is desired, causing a return to a computer to do a more complete job of editing. Most […]