When you try to get your mind to relax, what do you do? Go and lose yourself in sports, read a book or watch a movie?
What if you can’t do that but still want some focus? What do you think of? That last beach vacation with the waves gently rolling to the shore — or maybe that summer day with the birds singing and the gras rustling in a light breeze?
Everyone will think of something different and yet everyone yearns for that perfect moment of serenity. Now you can have that anytime, whether you’re in your crowded office or in your living room at home. With Serenity for iPhone, sounds and beautiful videos will take your mind on a vacation far far away.
The iPhone is a great portable device to capture all those special moments in our life. To help in this process, there are a handful of apps that help you chronicle these events; Path as we reviewed before, comes to mind.
Not too long ago, I stumbled upon Flava, which is a journaling application for the iPhone. But as I started to get into it and use it, I realized there is so much more to it. There are some great features that make it stand out and it could potentially be a great way to capture those special moments in your life.
The Xbox 360 is a remarkable device, offering a vast number of entertainment options (be it video games, movies, music and apps). Another big part of the Xbox LIVE experience is the ability to interact with friends via multi-player gaming, chat or even watching a movie together with the Netflix app. While all these options may not be included, My Xbox LIVE offers the ability to keep in touch with your Xbox LIVE friends, and much more.
Find out exactly what My Xbox LIVE brings to your iPhone experience after the jump.
As we begin accumulating more things, many people are turning their attention away from buying items for themselves and choosing instead to support a non-profit organization. It’s easy to see how forgoing a vacation and donating time and money to a non profit could be helpful, but what about all of the little decisions that we make every day?
That’s where Instead (typeset as “instead”) comes in. With a simple name like that, it should be clear that Instead does one thing well, and that’s allowing its users to give money to non-profit organizations instead of buying items for themselves. A noble cause, sure, but is the app actually usable?
When it comes to trashy reality television, the US has a lot of the major bases covered. We’ve got Housewives shows from all over the country, the Bachelor keeps getting more and more like a trip to the Bunny Ranch, and then there’s the king of it all, MTV’s The Jersey Shore. If you don’t know about it, Google it. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Now not everyone likes the show, but as is usually the case with these types of things, one or two people tend to break out and form their own careers. With The Jersey Shore, it seems to be DJ Pauly D, the chiseled man with the blow-out hairstyle. And guess what. He’s got an iPhone game named DJ Pauly D – Beat That Boardwalk. Could it possibly be any good?
You’re at another conference. You hate these things because you’ve always got to try to pretend like you’re having a good time, even with the knowledge that your boss expects you to meet and expand your network of contacts. As you reach for what appears to be a shrimp cocktail made of some vegetable you’ve never seen before, you hear, “Hello, I’m Jan. What’s your name?”
These types of introductions happen all the time, whether you’re at a conference or just hanging with your friends. Problem is, sometimes it’s easy to forget who you met and when, and that loses you the contact in the process. Evernote Hello looks to solve that problem by giving you a fun and intuitive way to record those interactions, and then syncs those notes with your Evernote account. Is it worth the download? Let’s go meet some people after the jump.
Word enthusiasts will geek out over the visually stunning and educational app Phrase Wit by Ballpoint Inc. Closely related to the developer’s other word-centric app called Word Wit, the Phrase Wit app turns exploring the nuances of the English language into an addictive quiz.
Phrase Wit introduces you to commonly mangled phrases (Think: “to pore over” versus “to pour over,” and “to palm off” versus “to pawn off”) and then teaches you the correct versions. Plus, you’ll learn the story behind some of these old classics (where did the phrase “scot-free” come from, anyway?) and the right and wrong ways to use them. And, if you’re feeling phrase-savvy, there’s a “Play” option that puts your knowledge to the test. Think you know your phrases? Hit the jump and let’s find out. (more…)
I don’t need to tell you that finding a job can be hard. With our economy shrinking by the day and our forced competition with people across the world, finding a decent job that will allow you to support yourself continues to grow difficult. Thankfully, people smarter than myself have thought about this and are doing their best to help us find work.
Authentic Jobs is one such example. Built by Cameron Moll, Authentic Jobs is a job board for creative professionals, connecting prospective employers with a large pool of talented and passionate job hunters. Authentic Jobs has just released their iPhone app, and we’ve got a full review today.
I have always loved apps that make it easier to access what I need when I need it. I am all about efficiency and the more time I can save the better, even if it is only seconds, which then turn to minutes, and well, you know how it goes. One of my favorite apps that definitely helps in reducing my time for the Mac is Alfred, which for those of you that don’t know, is a great tool for accessing all the different things on your Mac a lot quicker and easier.
One thing I never got was the fact that the iPhone never had shortcuts — easy ways to get to the things that I do all the time. So when App Cubby came out with Launch Center, I just had to try it out to see if it would actually help me in my use of the iPhone. It’s a “one stop shop” where you can access a variety of shortcuts to help you make life a little easier on the iPhone.