Apple’s iAnywhere would turn iOS devices into computers — analyst

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Apples iAnywhere would turn iOS devices into computers -- analyst

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Apple ‘s next big thing could be a combination Mac OS-iOS platform that would let iDevices function as full-blown computers. At least, that’s the latest forecast from the folks at JP Morgan.

In an investors note released today, analyst Mark Moskowitz said that Apple may be hit by a weaker smartphone market suffering from customers delaying their upgrades and more vendors joining forces. But two items (more…)

What if: Apple ‘iAnywhere’ would turn iOS devices into computers

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What if: Apple iAnywhere would turn iOS devices into computers

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Apple ‘s next big thing could be a combination Mac OS-iOS platform that would let iDevices function as full-blown computers. At least, that’s the latest forecast from the folks at JP Morgan.

In an investors note released Wednesday, analyst Mark Moskowitz said that Apple may be hit by a weaker smartphone market suffering from customers delaying their upgrades and from more vendors joining forces. But (more…)

Road Wars app turns safe driving into a game

Uncategorized | Monday November 11 2013 9:51 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Road Wars app turns safe driving into a game

Road Wars for iOS brings gamification to safe driving.

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Most motorists know by now that texting and driving can be more dangerous than drinking and driving. And teens, who’d just as soon text as talk, are among the drivers most likely to have a texting-related accident.

The new Road Wars for iOS aims to keep drivers safe by gamifying safe driving. The app monitors (more…)

Apple could integrate projectors directly into iOS devices

Uncategorized | Saturday July 13 2013 5:39 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Apple could integrate projectors directly into iOS devices

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Your future iPhone or iPad could come with its own projector.

Granted to Apple on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a patent called “Projected display shared workspaces” envisions a technology that would integrate small projectors into iOS devices and allow you to control a presentation through the use of gestures.

A camera would detect the shadows and silhouettes (more…)

CamFind turns your iPhone camera into a search engine

Uncategorized | Monday June 3 2013 2:15 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

CamFind turns your iPhone camera into a search engine

CamFind is pretty cool, but why did it give me a Yelp listing for “Star Trek” instead of local showtimes?

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Your iPhone ‘s camera is good for a lot more than just snapping photos. For example, it can translate foreign-language signs, menus, and other printed materials in real time. And grade the foods at your grocery store. And scan documents on the go.

CamFind turns (more…)

Findables case turns your entire smartphone into a business card

Uncategorized | Monday May 13 2013 12:46 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Findables case turns your entire smartphone into a business card

Findables is your basic two-piece smartphone case, but with a custom QR code used for sharing information.

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QR codes haven’t exactly set the world on fire, yet most people know what they are, and most phones can scan them, either out of the box or with a third-party app.

The Findables Case takes that idea to heart by emblazoning a unique QR code on each hard-plastic shell, the idea (more…)

Deep breath! HeartMath turns iPhone into de-stressing tool

Uncategorized | Monday February 25 2013 7:11 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

Deep breath! HeartMath turns iPhone into de-stressing tool

The Inner Balance app aims to help users achieve a state of “coherence.”

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I’ll be honest. Vague phrases like “inner balance,” “emotional resilience,” and “coherence zone,” all of which HeartMath uses to describe its new heart rate monitor and corresponding app, aggravate me a bit. After test-driving the product this week, however, I can overlook the language.

Think (more…)

Auris turns any 30-pin music dock into a Bluetooth speaker

Uncategorized | Saturday February 23 2013 9:57 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Auris turns any 30-pin music dock into a Bluetooth speaker

The tiny Auris turns any 30-pin speaker dock into a Bluetooth speaker dock.

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In my kitchen I have this great Fluance speaker dock — well, great except that it doesn’t have Bluetooth. If I want to listen to music, I have to plop my iPhone onto its 30-pin connector.

Or not, if I plop an Auris onto it instead. This Kickstarter-spawned gizmo can turn that dock into a Bluetooth speaker, (more…)

Vimeo buys app that turns your video stills into animations

Uncategorized | Tuesday February 12 2013 5:40 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Vimeo buys app that turns your video stills into animations

Different than Twitter’s Vine, Echograph is designed to let people easily create GIFs with details that are animated (the lights here would flash, for example). See the promotional video at the end of this story to get an idea of how it works.

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Vimeo has brought aboard a new app (and new people) that can transform your videos into animations.

The company (more…)

Turn your iPhone into a Peter Frampton-style talkbox

Uncategorized | Sunday February 10 2013 8:48 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

Turn your iPhone into a Peter Frampton-style talkbox

iPhone comes alive!

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Long before autotune was popularized in pop music, there was a phenomenon known as the talkbox. The talkbox helped guitar god Peter Frampton come alive. With the Wee-Wow for iPhone , you don’t have to be Frampton to get the same effect with your iPhone .

A talkbox is a unit consisting of a tube that goes into an effects box. You hold the tube between your lips and (more…)

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