I’m a baseball fan. Admittedly, I haven’t always been. My father wasn’t a big sports guy, so growing up the television was never on the game, and we never went to our hometown team’s stadium, which for us was the legendary Fenway Park.
Today, I’d give my eye teeth to be at Fenway right now, but unfortunately, time and money constraints stop me from moving across the country for a few months out of the year. Fortunately, I can still get my Red Sox fix wherever I go, thanks to MLB.Com at Bat for the iPhone. Let’s go out to a ballgame after the jump. (more…)
Every generation calls it something different. People who danced in the ’70s might call it disco, in the ’90s techno, and today, maybe dubstep or something similar. Either way, electronic music has been around ever since the synthesizer, but never in a truly portable version. Well, not unless you wanted to lug around a keyboard or something like that.
Now there’s Figure, an app that gives you all the power of your favorite beat machine in your pocket, allowing you to create your own music whenever or wherever you like. Let’s go underground and find out more about this funky app after the break. (more…)
There are a million different weather apps available in the App Store, and it seems like all of them have some kind of problem or another — either the interface is wonky, the information is outdated or it’s just plain ugly. So what do you do when you need a weather app that looks good and gives you the information you need?
In the past 5 years or so, text messaging has really started to take off; more and more people are starting to use it and see its advantages. Heck, even my mom, started texting this year — never thought I would ever see that happen! With the advent of the iPhone, texting has become so much more than just typing someone a short message. But the big question is, can we make it even better than what it is today?
Take for example, an app called Pair, which takes text messaging to another level by simplifying the experience. I don’t know if this has ever happened to you, but sometimes, I am texting with so many different people, that I accidentally type a message to the wrong person. That can be quite embarrassing, especially if it is a message that was personal and not really meant to be shared outside of you and the person you meant to share it with. Well, Pair, makes sure this doesn’t happen and makes the texting experience more intimate in the process. (more…)
No matter what generation of Apple TV you own — first gen, 720p or 1080p — the preferred method of input has always been this tiny remote that’s as minimal as you can get. Sure, it’s great to work with and all that, but if you’ve got a decent sized collection of movies and television shows to navigate through, things can get a bit tricky.
How many times have you found yourself in this scenario: It’s a friend’s or relative’s birthday and you’re driving to the store at the last minute to buy them a card. I’m not proud to admit it, but I’ve been there more times than I care to remember. While I understand the symbolic importance of sending someone dear to me a card, I don’t believe it’s necessary to drive to the store and spend four dollars to do so.
So what’s the alternative — make a card myself? That was a feasible plan back in the days when I still wore Superman underwear (which was last week), but no, the answer is much simpler, and it’s Red Stamp. Find out more after the jump. (more…)
Thanks to the Internet, if there’s something out there that you need to do but you don’t know how to do it, there’s some website that will provide you with the answer. Need to add RAM to your Mac? Try iFixit. Want to make a pinhole camera? Go to Instructables. And now, if you want a little bit of everything, there’s Snapguide.
Snapguide is a social guide service that allows anyone to put up their own instruction manual to do pretty much anything, then draw comments from the world at large. But is it a social network or just another how-to resource? Let’s find the root after the break. (more…)