Whether you run a small business or are self-employed, being able to take a credit card as a form of payment is usually a necessity, as many of us rarely carry cash anymore and prefer the level of security that using plastic brings.

IZettle is a mobile payment service that combines an iOS app and credit card reader into a complete Point of Sale system. Using iZettle, anyone can set up an iPhone to take payments for any goods and services quickly and easily. Whilst this sounds like an almost perfect solution, can you really replace your checkout counter with just your iPhone? (more…)

With the end of Google Reader, the playing field for RSS feeds and apps has really levelled out. I’ve been in the open market ever since. I’ve got a Feedly account and a Feed Wrangler account. I’m not extremely impressed with either at this point, and I’m considering moving over to Feedbin. But I want to use apps that integrate with my preferred solution.

On the iPhone, that’s left me with the official Feed Wrangler app, the Feedly app, Reeder and Slow Feeds. I’ve been using Reeder for well over a year now, but Silvio Rizzi has been slower and slower to update it as time has gone on. I decided to try out a new experience and I’ve been test driving Slow Feeds. If you’re curious about what a different take on RSS feed reading on the iPhone can be like, hit up my review after the break. (more…)

To be honest, it’s been awhile since I’ve been truly excited about what’s on offer in the iPhone section of the App Store. Sure, I’ve found some neat apps, but nothing that really gave me butterflies and the overwhelming urge to share it with the world, shouting from the rooftops. It’s like being in a long-term relationship where the magic has worn off. Or, it was like that, until I discovered something new, something exciting. This is big, and it’s going to change everything in the same way Instagram did.

Ok Foodies, it’s time to meet your new favorite thing: Cookbooth.

Keep reading to find out more about an app that’s going to revolutionize the way you record and share recipes. (more…)

It’s official: Apple has announced an event for September 10 at 10 am. So what will we find out?

Well the rumors currently are on a new iPhone, available in gold and a low-cost version, plus maybe we’ll see Mavericks come out and play. Oh, and of course there’s iOS 7, which should come out just before the rumored new device. Also, there’s talk of a new iPad of some kind, and there’s the usual “Apple TV and iWatch” stuff, but nothing concrete.

Are you excited about the event next week? Stay tuned, because we’ll be covering it here!

I’ve been really big on finding unconventional ways to motivate myself recently. I’ve tried a myriad of things, but as clichéd and silly as it sounds from one of those “modern writer” types, I find the best solutions are often digital. That’s why I was really excited when I started using iDoneThis, a service I reviewed on Web.AppStorm recently.

IDoneThis is a fantastic little service that helps you keep track of what you do on a daily basis by sending you a reminder asking what you accomplished with your day. Not too long ago, I discovered that iDoneThis also has an iPhone app, and I decided I’d give it a go and compare it to the site’s email service. Read on for some of my thoughts. (more…)

Forums were the first version of social networks. They have been around for decades and were immensely successful in connecting people. Lacking a long-term vision, a lot message board script developers clearly missed the bus by not thinking ahead how best to put an already available userbase to better use.

Even in the era of real-time tweets and status updates, forums are still going strong. The primary reason is that communicating via forums is less annoying and often strictly on topic. While using a web browser to access a forum from the desktop is awesome, using a mobile web browser is far from being ideal. That’s where Tapatalk comes into the picture. (more…)

With iOS 7’s release date just a few (supposed) weeks away, we’ve officially entered my favorite time of year: mass update season. When a new version of iOS is set to be unleashed, most developers release updated versions of their apps to support it. While iOS 7 has plenty of goodness under the hood, the most visible shift is, of course, the brand spanking new interface design, and many apps are sure to be updated to gel with the new look.

While the more minimal look and feel of iOS 7 is new to the OS, it’s been a staple of Google’s apps for quite some time. With the release of version 2.0, YouTube now falls in line with Google’s minimal design standards, and includes an interesting new method of interacting with videos. Hit the jump to learn more about the recently updated YouTube app. (more…)

Despite my emotional attachment to the smooth touch of paper, I agree that a paperless environment is both appealing and beneficial. Having less clutter and flexibility over my files made me more efficient and productive at managing my time and workflow.

There are plenty of note-taking apps to help you go digital, one of which is Ginger Labs’ Notability. Originally designed for the iPad, the latest update allows users to record, write and draw notes of all kinds on their iPhone while enjoying the design refresh, additional languages, offline access and lots of customisation among other neat features.

There’s plenty to love about Notability 5.0, so let’s dive in and see what its best points are, how it fairs in comparison to Evernote and what’s in store for today’s tech-savvy note-takers. (more…)

There goes August. Whether you’re starting school, coming back from holidays or just forging ahead at work, it’s always nice to keep a fresh supply of new games to enjoy.

This week, we have an eclectic assortment that will have you dealing with everything from space travel to censorship — come see! (more…)

There’s a whole realm of possibilities in the digital area that we haven’t tackled yet, and a lot of interesting science is suggesting that we’re not even imagining a little bit of what technology is capable of. For many of us, technology is a way of living or a way of simplifying our lives, but what happens when it really helps us live?

That’s why I was so excited when I first heard about Moodtune. This is an app that’s designed to help conquer depression, and I don’t use the word design loosely. My conversations with the folks behind the app at BrainTracer lead me to believe that they really know what they’re talking about, and some of what’s going on behind the scenes is fascinating. But the real question is: How is an app like Moodtune going to help you? And can it help you? Will you want to use the app enough to turn it into a healthy habit? Read on to find out. (more…)

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