Wednesday, 08 May 2013 15:19
Finally, our iPhones are ready to take on the most important task possible: finding the closest pizza place. Pizza Compass ($1 USD) is a new Avenir Next-friendly app that features a spinning slice of pie that will point you towards the nearest pizza purveyor, releasing steam the closer you get. As you might expect, there's also a map view to provide more precise directions, as well as the ability to see ratings, operating hours, and reviews, and an option to share your favorite spots with your friends. Welcome to the (very tasty) future.
Monday, 29 April 2013 18:41
First announced back in June of 2012, Google has made its personal assistant-meets-updated search engine Google Now available for iOS users via the latest evolution of its Google Search app. Nearly identical to its Android counterpart, the app streamlines mobile versions of Google’s Search, Map, and Cloud services with the likes of real-time weather, travel, news, and sports updates in a single easy-to-use application. Google Now can be downloaded now, free of charge, via iTunes. Enjoy.
Saturday, 20 April 2013 04:32
Up 'til now, Twitter has been a great place to discover what's happening, what your friends are doing, and what everyone's talking about. But finding new music? Not so hot. Until today, that is. Twitter #Music ($Free) is a new official app that makes it easy to find what songs are trending, what artists are emerging, what the artists you follow are listening to, and what tracks your friends are digging. Just sign in with your Twitter account, link the app with Spotify or Rdio, and enjoy. Also, please note that denoting a song as "such a great track" is a pretty sure-fire way to ensure no one ever listens to it.
Friday, 12 April 2013 16:59
Facebook, in conjunction with smartphone-maker HTC, wireless service provider AT&T and Android, launched a mobile OS of its own called Facebook Home. I don’t know about this. Facebook has pretty much lost its luster to me. Not only that, but I don’t think I’d want any kind of phone purely based off of a social media site. What do you guys think?
Thursday, 11 April 2013 19:37
Samsung just released its first TV promotion for the Galaxy 4S, which is making no bones about their target consumer. In the ad, a young exchange student has dinner with an Asian family abroad. The meal is fantastic and she wants to say so, but of course there's that language barrier. So out comes the Galaxy 4S, into which the girl mumbles a phrase: "Food is great." She holds up the phone, and the family looks baffled, but when the Galaxy 4S spits out what she said in their language, everyone laughs.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 03:14
Keep track of the conditions both inside and outdoors with the Netatmo Weather Station ($180). Designed exclusively for use with smartphones and tablets, this system includes sleek, separate cylindrical aluminum and white modules for outside and inside, which work together to measure the temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, and CO2 concentration, and communicate with a dedicated app over Wi-Fi. It's like having your own personal Weather Channel, only without the dorky hosts and elevator music.
Friday, 22 March 2013 10:32
Indeed, the premise behind Ridiculous Fishing ($3) is ridiculous — but you'll feel anything but while playing it. The game involves dropping a hook, catching as many fish on said hook as you can, reeling them back up, and then blasting the living hell out of as many as you can using your gun. Also: no greedy calls for you to buy extra stuff after you've already bought it — buy it once, play it forever — and fish that become hats. It's only three bucks, so go download it already.
Friday, 22 March 2013 11:00
Just as Google announced the impending demise of Google Reader, it has announced a new application for those looking to organize all their notes and lists in one place. Called Google Keep, the new application lets you quickly jot down notes and add checklists and photos. In addition to written notes, Keep will also record and transcribe your voice notes. Best of all, your notes and recordings will stay synced across all your devices running Google Keep. Currently, Google Keep is only available from the Google Play store for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above. Enjoy.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 23:29
Ever wish there was a Hate equivalent to the Like button on Facebook? Now there is one. Hater (Free) is a new service that lets you share your hate with the world. Features include a built-in Hater camera, rant-writing capabilities, the ability to share Hates anonymously under an Alter Ego, the ability to instantly share your Hates via Facebook and Twitter, and the ability to browse through the most popular hates. Just consider putting a passcode on your phone if you download it — a list of the things you hate *cough* mustard *cough* could be dangerous if it fell into the wrong hands.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 17:44
Yup, there's even an app for that. That, of course, being tuxedos. So, should the world of evening attire — and all that comes with it — seem intimidating or stuffy, the crew at Mr. Porter is here to walk you through the basics, courtesy of their iPad app The Tux, which launched today. Broken down into four parts, the interactive guide covers topics ranging from cocktails to party etiquette to clothing (with a special cameo from our very own Nick Sullivan). Everything you need to know to attack party season with confidence and gusto is now, quite literally, at your fingertips. The Tux app is available right here. Enjoy.