The original Reeder was widely regarded as the best feed reader on the iPhone, something we wholeheartedly agreed with. Unfortunately, Google Reader was shut down earlier this year which not only forced its users to find a replacement platform but also had developers scrambling to update their apps.
Silvio Rizzi, the developer of Reeder, wanted to ensure that any update to one of the most popular RSS apps wasn’t just a rush job, taking the decision to release one last update for the iPhone version to provide support for services such as Feed Wrangler and Fever, something to tide us over until an all-new Reeder would appear.
Well, Reeder 2 is now in the App Store with an all-new app for both iPad and iPhone. Does absence really make the heart grow fonder or has Reeder been gone too long? (more…)
As desktop computer sales continue to decline, it’s evident that mobile devices are the future of personal computing. In fact, many individuals use iPhones as their main computing device, while others will trade back and forth between iPhones and iPads. With this shift away from desktop computing, printing from mobile devices can become rather cumbersome. If your printer supports AirPrint then you’re covered, but the list of non-AirPrint enabled printers is far longer than its opposite.
Enter Printer Pro, developed by Readdle. If that name sounds familiar, it’s probably because they’re the minds behind some the best productivity and utility apps available today, including Documents, Scanner Pro, PDF Expert, Remarks and last but certainly not least, Calendars 5. With Printer Pro, you can print almost anything from your phone to nearly any printer. Join me after the jump as I show you how. (more…)
Representing text and visual information together on the iPhone isn’t always an easy proposition, but Grid is trying to make it a lot easy. Combine text, images and more, all in a surprising interface.
I’ll try putting together some grids and sharing them to see how well Grid works as a collaborative tool. Can Grid be a miniature presentation app or should I just stick to creating grids for myself? (more…)
For the past two years, we’ve worked with Newaya Recycling to get you amazing deals on your old iPhones. See, the way the system works is like this: You want a new iPhone 5S or 5C, and you want to sell your old iPhone to get some cash back. Well this year, Newaya is back onboard with another big deal, and you’re going to want to find out about this one. (more…)
It’s blockbuster week in the App Store games section, it seems, with several high-profile titles making their way to iOS in style.
Click through for a brand new Call of Duty game, a car lover’s dream, a giant boulder and even some Star Wars fun! (more…)
I always wonder which one of the modern day technological tools that people hate the most. There are two items that should be at the top of almost everybody’s list: email and spreadsheets. Email is dead cheap, it works well until people decide to get lazy and there is always a lot of innovation happening in that domain all the time.
Spreadsheets on the other hand are a symbol of monotony and boredom. They stand right next to PowerPoint presentation slides when it comes to creativity killing potential. Sadly, there isn’t a better way to consolidate numbers.
Viz audaciously tries to take on spreadsheets when in comes to interpreting numbers to your audience. How far can this app go given the limited screen real estate and resources of a smartphone? (more…)
We had all heard the rumors prior to the big announcement, but yesterday it was all out there in the open for the world to see. There were now two iPhones: the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. But what struck me about the two models wasn’t that there was now a low-cost version of the phone that changed the game, but that one of them was significantly better than the other.
Just a few years ago, we had a low-end Mac that fit into the lineup. It was made with a plastic case that was, for the most part, seamless. And it was flanked by more powerful models with higher options. Is the iPhone 5S now really the iPhone Pro? (more…)
One of the greatest pleasures I have found with iOS is incorporating it into my everyday life. So far, iOS has incorporated itself into my kitchen and security system, and I am looking forward to its continued movements thoughout my house. The latest addition is through the Belkin WeMo Light Switch and the WeMo Switch.
The Belkin WeMo Switch plugs into an outlet and allows you to plug in a device which then can be controlled through the WeMo app. Recently, Belkin also introduced the WeMo Light Switch which replaces a light switch to allow control of the switch from the WeMo app. This type of home automation has been around for some time but never has it been this easy or affordable. Keep reading on to see if the Belkin WeMo is truly a contender for a home-automation solution. (more…)
If you’re a foodie, you probably take lots of Instagram photos of your meals and share them with all your friends. You check into restaurants with Foursquare and announce it to the world on Twitter. What if you could tell the world about your favorite restaurants and food venues by making quick, easy, beautiful videos? Tastemade has burst into the app scene with a fabulous platform for sharing food moments. They’re fostering an eclectic, worldwide community of foodies who want to discover restaurants and food events in their own backyard or on exotic travels. This is going to be huge, and you don’t want to be left behind.
Keep reading to find out more. (more…)
So what happened at today’s big iPhone event? Let’s find out.
- In its 7th year
- 20 million people applied
- New store in Stanford that’s 1,100 sq ft.
- The Stanford store has glass on 3 sides. Looks amazing
- Two rooms: One up front for demos, back room for Genius Bar, etc.
- This month Apple will ship the 700 millionth iOS Device
- More convenient search in iOS 7, right in Notification Center
- Lots of edge-to-edge apps
- New sound effects for calls and texts
- Can search for tweets with Siri
- New square aspect ratio camera
- Built-in filters and more in the camera app as well
- AirDrop showcased for iOS 7. Easier way to move photos and so on between devices. It works on P2P Wi-Fi.
- iTunes Radio. All about discovering new music.
- Over 200 new features
- Comes out on Sept 18 for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th Gen)
- All for iOS 7.
- All Free for any new iOS device.
- Comes in lime green, white, blue, red/pink, yellow
- Entire back and sides are made from just one part. No seams.
- Custom cases with soft feel silicone rubber. Circular cutouts to show the color underneath.
- Hard coated polycarbonate shell
- 4-inch Retina display and integrated touch layer on iPhone 5C.
- A6 processor.
- Slightly larger battery than iPhone 5.
- 8MP iSight camera, backside illumination, hybrid IR filter, 5-element lens. FaceTime HD camera on front size with more pixels.
- FaceTime Audio
- Dual band Wi-Fi,
- Bluetooth 4.0More LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world
- Up to 100Mbps download speed
- iOS 7 wallpapers complement the iPhone 5C colors
- $99 for 16GB, $199 for 32GB
- Cases are $29 each
- Pre-order Sept 13
- Buy in store Sept 20
Three colors: gold, white and black (or slate and silver, depending on your perspective)
- 64-bits, works with iOS 7
- Backwards compatible
- Almost twice as fast as A6
- Amazing with games, such as the new Infinity Blade III.
M7 Motion Co-Processor
- Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, all in one piece.
- Enables a new generation of health and fitness apps.
- Can tell if walking, driving, etc.
- 3G talk time: 10 hours
- 10 hours LTE browsing
- 10 hours Wi-Fi browsing
- 40 hours music
- 250 hours standby
- 5-element lens
- F2.2 aperture
- 1.5 micron pixels. Bigger pixels = better pixels.
- iOS 7 takes advantage of new sensor
- iOS 7 adjusts exposure and settings automatically to take a better pic
- DSLR-level autofocus.
- Auto image stabilization
- Burst mode for multiple photos and it combines to get the sharper ones. 10 frames per second.
- A7 determines best pic out of burst
- 120 FPS slow-mo video.
- 5S camera shoots 720P video at 120 FPS
- Normal video is 1080P at 30FPS
- 28 MP panoramic shots
True tone flash
- Lights according to color temperature in the room
- One is white, one is amber
- 1,000 unique variations
- Fingerprint sensor — Touch ID
- It has a touch capacitive sensor
- 500 pip resolution
- 170 microns thin, scans sub-epidermal skin layers. Can read in any orientation, embedded in the home button
- Covered by sapphire crystal
- Just touch the home button and it unlocks
- You can use it for iTunes purchases as well
- Can handle multiple fingerprints
- Encrypted fingerprints
- Never available to other software.
Availability and Pricing
- 16GB $199
- 32 GB $299
- 64 GB $399
- All with 2- year contract
- Purchase on Sept 20