Find the path to yoga with these free smartphone apps

Uncategorized | Friday March 14 2014 2:43 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

Find the path to yoga with these free smartphone apps

Om Finder

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Looking for your daily fix of yoga? A couple of free smartphone apps can lead the way.

As a student of yoga and meditation, I like to stay in practice as frequently as possible. But finding the right classes when I’m traveling can be a challenge. That’s when I turn to a couple of helpful smartphone apps to help me find a local instructor.

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iRing controls iPhone, iPad music apps via hand gestures

Uncategorized | Tuesday January 7 2014 6:52 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

iRing controls iPhone, iPad music apps via hand gestures

The iRing

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iPhone , iPad, and iPod Touch owners who use music apps can now control them though a ring on their finger.

Launching this quarter at a price of $25, the iRing responds to the gestures of your hand to perform specific tasks on an iOS device. Nestled on your finger, the double-sided ring talks to your device’s camera, which reads your various gestures. You simply move your (more…)

iOS, Android users equally happy with their apps — analyst

Uncategorized | Sunday January 5 2014 11:33 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

iOS, Android users equally happy with their apps -- analyst

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The top iOS and Android apps are about on par in terms of customer satisfaction, says Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

Surveying user reviews and comments about the top 200 free and paid iOS and Android apps, Munster found a virtual tie between the two environments, though Android had a slight edge. The 112 apps common to both platforms scored an average rating of 4.28 (more…)

Great iOS apps for making holiday travel easier

Uncategorized | Friday November 22 2013 5:20 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Great iOS apps for making holiday travel easier

Traveling can be a headache, especially during big holidays like Thanksgiving. With so many people traveling the country at around the same time, you’re faced with packed airports, unforeseen schedule changes, bad weather, and probably more than a few irritable fellow passengers just trying to get home for the holiday.

To keep the stress level at a minimum, I selected some helpful travel apps for iOS that will keep (more…)

Excellent iOS apps for Black Friday

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Excellent iOS apps for Black Friday

For better or worse, the biggest shopping day of the year is finally upon us. Whether you’re the type that’s planning to brave the long lines or just want to get the best deals online, Black Friday is the day to do it.

Fortunately, with your iPhone in hand and the right apps, you have an excellent resource for both planning what you’re going to buy and finding the best possible deals — even when you’re in the stores.

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Great iOS apps for planning Thanksgiving dinner

Uncategorized | Wednesday November 20 2013 9:07 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

Great iOS apps for planning Thanksgiving dinner

Though I’ve never hosted a Thanksgiving dinner myself, I’ve been through enough holidays with my family and friends to know there are a lot of moving parts with the preparation and cooking that all need to come together at once. With several steps involved in roasting the turkey, the need to make numerous sides (such as mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy), along with other Thanksgiving favorites, it’s no wonder the cook can (more…)

Great iOS apps for making holiday travel easier

Uncategorized | Saturday November 16 2013 10:59 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Great iOS apps for making holiday travel easier

Traveling can be a headache, especially during big holidays like Thanksgiving. With so many people traveling the country at around the same time, you’re faced with packed airports, unforeseen schedule changes, bad weather, and probably more than a few irritable fellow passengers just trying to get home for the holiday.

To keep the stress level at a minimum, I selected some helpful travel apps for iOS that will keep (more…)

Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

Uncategorized | Wednesday November 6 2013 4:27 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

Pebble reboot: smartwatch gets iOS 7 upgrade and new SDK with apps, but no new hardware

The Pebble now gets a lot of notifications via iOS 7.

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Can software make the Pebble smartwatch better?

The patriarch of this generation of smartwatches isn’t getting a facelift before the end of this year. The black-and-white non-touch display and bare-bones geek charm of the original Pebble will remain. Instead, Pebble will get a bevy of software and app updates, along (more…)

Apple updates Podcasts, Find My iPhone apps

Uncategorized | Thursday October 17 2013 1:46 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Apple updates Podcasts, Find My iPhone apps

Apple 's Podcasts app.

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Apple has refreshed a couple of its core apps to get them on board the iOS 7 bandwagon.

Released on Tuesday, Podcasts version 2 has a new paint job and fonts that take on the simple style found in iOS 7. The app also has rejiggered some features. For instance, the Podcasts Store now can be found in the Featured tab, and Search has its (more…)

iOS 7 Photos, Camera apps get better shooting, sharing

Uncategorized | Tuesday June 4 2013 5:38 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

iOS 7 Photos, Camera apps get better shooting, sharing

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A little bit of organization can go a long way — especially when it comes to pictures and videos.

That seems to be the theme for the improvements coming to iOS 7’s Photos and Camera apps, with new features to help rediscover the photos you’ve already taken and make it easier to snap ones in the future.

More from WWDCMeet iTunes Radio, Apple ‘s long-awaited streaming music serviceCNET (more…)

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