Nearly everyone in the world watches television, whether it be for five minutes a day to catch the news or to indulge in a favorite show. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and other streaming services have tried to do away with traditional TV so you can conveniently watch it whenever you wish. The first two services even have some exclusive shows, but they’re far from watchable if you have any sense of taste. To that end, people continue to watch traditional TV because shows air there first, with a few exceptions.
For the people who need to find something to watch this evening, look up when the next episode of Doctor Who airs or need to know when to schedule TiVo for so as not to miss anything special, there are many an app for that. One in particular that interests me, however, is TV Guide Mobile. I know, when you hear that you think of an ugly website filled with too many canards. The app is actually much better though, starting with the design. Surely there’s more than that, right? Let’s find out. (more…)
Twitter has come a long way in the time that it has been around, nearly six years or so. But, really it hasn’t taken off until about the last three, if not sooner. When I first joined about two years ago, I saw it as a way to let my friends and other people know my thoughts, what I was eating, etc. Now, I use it in a whole different way in which I get important tech news, leads on startups, check to see what is happening around the world and still as a way to communicate with people.
Yes, Twitter is growing into more than just a way to voice your thoughts to others, it is evolving into one of the most powerful ways to communicate from a personal as well as a global standpoint. While it has been growing and changing, so have the third-party apps that have been made for it. Take for example, Thirst, an app that takes a new twist on your Twitter stream and presents it to you in a way that we wouldn’t have never thought possible a year or so ago. It lets you consume your feed by combining the old way of reading Twitter as well as the new. (more…)
Working out. Not all of us are good at it. Even those of us that are don’t know if we’re training right or wrong. If you’ve struggled trying to bulk or tone up, it probably has to do either with a fault in the exercises or a lack of organisation. That can all be changed with the help of this app.
Fitness Buddy is an app packed full of exercises that will help you sculpt your ideal body. It has many useful features for the new athlete or the dedicated bodybuilder; anyone will be able to enhance their workout through this app. Let’s take a closer look at what’s in store. (more…)
Living where I do, we have two seasons: summer and slightly less summer. Still, I like to be prepared for the two weeks a year it gets cold enough to put on a coat and ear muffs, while the rest of the country calls us pansies and says it’s only “sweater weather.” My foul weather preparations include not one but three weather apps, and that’s on top of the iOS default.
I’ve got to have one for radar and all that fancy stuff, and because I live in New Orleans, I also need a hurricane weather app. My third app is always something that can give me a quick glance at the weather right now, while looking a lot better than the other two. That’s where the good looking Solar : Weather comes in — but is it all beauty and no brains? (more…)
Try to imagine an app that’s something like Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Etsy all rolled into one. It would probably look like Pose.
Here’s an app that not only lets you share what you’re wearing with your friends and followers, it also affords brings you style inspiration courtesy of other users (including some celebs!), allows you to start conversations with other fashion fanatics, and best of all, allows you to shop the looks you love. Hit the jump and I’ll show you how it works. (more…)
With social media and compact cameras both integrated into most mobile devices, users have gained regular exposure to a flurry of photographs courtesy of social networks, text messages and email.
But how does your pic stand out among the crowded social scrapbook? Instagram made its mark with photo-editing flare that jazzed up ordinary pics. Looking to capitalize on the popularity of those techniques — with a twist — is the newbie, Etchings. Get a snapshot of what it has to offer after the jump. (more…)
What do you want, need, love? Wanelo can tell you. (Want, Need, Love — get it?) Kind of like Pinterest for shopping, this app lets you browse items other users have found and deemed cool enough to post. But instead of being limited to just oohing and aahing over what they’ve discovered, you can buy the items, too!
Browse, shop, buy or save items for later, plus connect with other users and maybe even start your own Wanelo following. Hit the jump and I’ll show you how it works. (more…)
While you can add all your friends’ birthdays to your calendar, if you just want to see a list of birthdays, your calendar app is going to make that a job of work, no matter how organized you are. Besides Notes or a good ol’ sheet of paper, organizing of all of your friends’ birthdays, your favorite team’s games or your work deadlines isn’t easy.
Pronto isn’t a calendar, though. More of a reminder app, Pronto gives you a place to organize all your big events. With the ability to create alarms and add to-do lists, this trimmed down little app packs a pretty big organizational punch. (more…)
Just over a month ago, the Apple community learned that iOS 6, set to release tomorrow, would not include an integrated YouTube app. Google’s video streaming service has been available on the platform since its inception in 2007, but Apple’s agreement with the search engine was going to expire so it was up to Google to make its own app for the many iPhone users out there.
On September 11th, Google released a free native YouTube app for the iPhone; the iPad version was said to arrive “in the coming months.” Regardless of tablet support, Google’s official app boasts usability, a better video selection, beauty and simplicity. The search engine giant has the potential to make a great app for the iPhone, but does it live up to this promise? (more…)