Nothing beats the thrill of Halloween for kids. They get to dress up as their favorite character or spooky creature and go door to door hitting the neighborhood up for candy. If your house is anything like mine, the excitement of Halloween starts on Oct. 1st. For those kids (and parents) who live for that spooky day, here are five Halloween games to make the wait easier.
Three multimedia players have received some major updates in the last few months. Let's see how their current versions fare.
Let's start with VLC, The following section assumes you've read my previous VLC review as I only elaborate on the changes and whether the biggest problems have been fixed.
Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Join me each week on this adventure, and you will experience how much fun turning your ideas into reality can be! This is Part 27 of the series. If you are just getting started, check out the beginning of the series here.
In many of the built-in iOS apps, such as Settings, you are able to edit information directly in the cells of a table view. This is a nice feature, because you the user doesn't have to navigate to a separate scene just to enter a value. This is especially important when setting up email where there are several values that need to be entered.
Back in the days of iOS 5, when the iPhone 4S was the only high-speed video recording-capable iPhone model, I didn't really recommend Better Camcorder (free with a 10-second restriction; unlock costs $1.99), because it was clearly weaker than the alternative, SloPro (free).
Now, exactly the opposite is true: The just-released version (1.7) of Better Camcorder is clearly superior to SloPro with regards to making use of the brand-new zooming-specific features of iOS 7. And the in-app purchase unlock only costs half that of SloPro.
Google released a new version of Google Maps on Tuesday that includes a Tips and Tricks help section available in the side menu. Tap on it, and you're taken to Google's online knowledge base. This is a great resource for step-by-step instructions for many of the app's functions, such as searching for locations, using turn-by-turn navigation, and customizing the map view. The new version also gives you faster access to navigation by giving you an overview of the route right in the screen in which you select a route. This allows you to compare the options before switching to a full-screen view of the route. These additions make a great app even better.
It's that time of the year, folks. The air is crisp, the days are shorter, and time is inching closer to the day of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins. Kids are counting down the days until they begin their sugar binge, and young and old are breaking out the extravagant decorations in order to impress their neighbors. And while you might be worried about what you're going to wear for the night of fright, dressing up your iPhone with various cases could get you into the Halloween spirit.
Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?
Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?
Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.
I use my iDevice cameras all the time, literally on a daily basis, and I know I'm not alone. You can probably relate when I say that since I usually have my iPhone with me, that I find myself taking more pictures than ever, and good quality photos too! One of the first rules of photography if you want to get priceless shots, is to always have a camera with you. With the rise of the camera-enabled smartphone, virtually everyone seems to have an iPhone camera at the ready these days. To support us in our photography aspirations there are no shortage of excellent camera apps in the App Store, and over the years I've tried many of the best of them. Out of a crowded field, I've distilled a list of my top 5 iPhone camera apps, ones that I've put to continual use, and they’ve consistently performed well. Read on, some of my top picks may surprise you!
I reviewed the Magnetyze case for my iPhone 4, previously, and my daughter has decided to make that her go-to case for her iPhone. It's understandable, thanks to the ease of charging just by placing the phone near the magnetic charging cable or base. But now that I'm getting an iPhone 5s, and my daughter will likely get my iPhone 5, it's nice to know there is an iPhone 5 version of the Magnetyze ($59.99).
When a new phone hits the market, along come the cases to accommodate it. My desk is cluttered with new cases with more pouring in every day. So, rather than an endless stream of individual case reviews, I’ve decided to cluster some together for a case round up.