My iPhone isn’t my go-to for reading anything. I really think the screen is too small and there are so many products on the market that have reading wrapped up. But sometimes I still find myself with a few minutes to spare and want to catch up on my Google Reader RSS feeds, with only my iPhone in sight. What to do?
Luckily, Newsify has come to my aid, with an elegant and dead simple app that has made my iPhone a reading destination for me, not just a last resort when I’ve got nothing better to do and no better e-reader on hand. Read on to find out why I’m so enthusiastic about this little app. (more…)
There are a plethora of ways to access Twitter on the iPhone, from the renowned Tweetbot to the social network’s (mediocre) official app. One that’s been around for even longer than the original Tweetie, however, is Twittelator. It was released back in December of 2008, five months after the App Store was unveiled. As one of the legends, Twittelator has a history and includes a surplus of great features.
But today people like well-designed apps over featured ones, which is why Stone, the developer of Twittelator, released Twittelator Neue in October of last year. Not only has the design been altered to have a more modern feel, but the app also aims to change the way you experience Twitter. I’ve been using it quite a bit these past few days just to see if it could be an alternative to Tweetbot. Now, let’s find out. (more…)
GPS golf equipment has sky-rocketed over the last couple of years. Equipment prices have been driven down by making the technology more accessible, but the equipment can still be expensive with most of it costing around $200. A lot of these systems require subscription services as well, which increases the overall price. But what if a golfer could use their iPhone as a golf GPS. Fortunately for these golfers, there are several apps that provide this functionality. Today I want to talk about my favorite golf GPS app, Golfshot: Golf GPS.
Some golfers might feel that using a GPS might interfere with the old charm of the game of golf, but I think most can appreciate the benefit of using a GPS system. It can help amateur golfers play their best golf by providing accurate distances for each shot. Not only will this help them improve their game, it can also help keep the round moving at reasonable pace. A golf GPS helps take the guesswork out of the game, which translates to more confident shots and hopefully more fun.
Online garage sales can be scary places to shop, and not just for the reasons that immediately come to mind, like the murder reasons or the grab-your-stuff-and-run-without-paying reasons. There’s also the complete anonymity of online shopping. Can you trust the seller? Will the buyer actually show up with money or try to make a shady trade at the last minute? And then there’s the never ending Craigslist haggle emails!
Yardsale wants to make online neighborhood selling easier and feel like you’re actually selling to your neighbors, not meeting a shifty guy you found under the bridge. Originally only available in and around San Francisco, Yardsale has recently expanded to include the entire United States. Can Yardsale be a real alternative to all that Craigslisting, though? (more…)
Todo Movies is an app that keeps track of the movies you want to watch and notifies you when new movies come out. This app has only one function unlike other movie apps on the app store like Flixter which does showtimes, movie and actor bios, and many other features including keeping track of those movies you’ve been itching to see.
If all you want is a “Todo” manager for movies you want to see, Todo Movies is definitely the best option. For all movie lovers who never again want to obsess over a movie months before and then totally forget about it when it actually comes out or just want to make a list of old movies they have been thinking about watching, Todo Movies is your best bet.
Instagram made sharing photos cool and it became one of the hottest social apps this past year. Now, social video is starting to come on strong with the likes of SocialCam, as well as Viddy. As we have known for a while now, and it is not anything new, social sharing has become the thing to do. We share our thoughts, what we’re eating or doing, where we’re at, and we take pictures or videos of these things and send them out to the world.
But what if we want to take a scaled back, more intimate approach, where we share with just the people we really know. Cloudee is taking that exact approach and doing it at a time when people are starting to take a more serious look at privacy. They are taking this very thing back and making your videos more personable, which could actually be a good thing. The wonderful people over at Cloudee gave me the opportunity to test drive their app, and I came away impressed with what I saw. (more…)
Well, wouldn’t you know it. Just a few days before my podcast management app roundup went up, in which I stated that “the system of downloading podcasts in iTunes and then jumping over to the Music app to listen to them isn’t very simple or intuitive,” Apple released their own dedicated podcast management app for iOS. Boy, don’t I look foolish.
However, even with the release of Podcasts, Apple hasn’t necessarily guaranteed users an podcast management app that rivals the experience found in third-party apps (e.g. Instacast, Downcast and Pocket Casts). Hit the jump and find out if Podcasts has what it takes to unseat the competition from your iOS device. (more…)
There’s no doubt that you’ve used Tumblr at some point in your life, whether it was to follow a famous person, blog about drama or just to look up some funny GIFs. Throughout the years, there have been many ways to access the microblogging service on your iPhone, the most popular being the official app, formerly Tumblerette.
On June 21st, the folks at Tumblr decided that it was time to get their app a complete rebuild with a plethora of new features and a beautiful redesign. In Tumblr version 3.0, they introduced many highly-requested features such as high-resolution images, tag search, offline support, Spotify support and many more improvements and new features. Let’s take a look at some of the new features in Tumblr 3.0 after the break. (more…)
Going on vacation is often an expensive event that includes costs from all areas. Add to that the confusion of an additional, perhaps unfamiliar currency and it might be easy for you not to take advantage of the best deal out there.
One place you can be subtly charged a quite significant fee is in currency exchange when buying from a commission-based bureau de change. Currency exchangers make a profit by adjusting exchange rates to guarantee a profit when a transaction takes place. Most of the time however, you won’t notice what is essentially their fee because it’s part of your overall exchange rate, which they take as commission. With each retailer offering a different rate, it can be difficult to deduce which one is offering the best deal with minimal commission.
Currency Exchange Fee Calculator is a very simple, straightforward app that will cross-reference a retailer’s offer with the going market rate to calculate the fee they’re adding on. Let’s find out more after the jump. (more…)