By David Averbach
By Jim Karpen
I guess there's an app for just about everything — including a new one called Bed Bug Alert ($1.99) that alerts you to infestations, and allows you to report sightings. You can view by your current location, view top 10 cities with infestations, and look up specific locations. The app also has facts about bed bugs, and you can use the app to report sightings.
By Louis Senecal
Here is part 3 of the WeKreat Bento review by my friend Joyce. As I mentioned in a different review, she’s a new iPad 2 user. She has given the Bento a very thorough evaluation. I had tested this out previously with the iPad 1. While the Bento is iPad 1 backwards compatible, you get more bang for your buck in my opinion if you are an iPad 2 user.
AppAnnex has released the ultimate driving app for the iPhone. This is a GPS navigation app utility on top of a speed and mileage log. The amount of features offered is truly staggering. The GPS map tracker alone puts Apple's 'official 'Maps' app to shame. It actually allows you to track your current location via a map that you can click on from the main speedometer screen.
By Nate Adcock
I have done a number of reviews (simply search our site for "Sonos) on the Sonos S5 wireless music system, and am also a proud owner. I really can't rave enough about the product. It's simply the best portable home music experience I have encountered. One minor complaint I have is that the S5 is a bit bulky. Now Sonos has released a smaller speaker model dubbed the Play:3. It has all the wireless good stuff inside that the S5 has, but in a compact footprint. I'll be reviewing one soon to see how the sound stacks up, but in the meantime, you can check out the press release and some YouTube action on the Play...
By Doug Goldring
One of the problems…or joys or writing app reviews like this is that by the time you finish the review, it is already almost out of date. So, from time to time, it is necessary to return to a review to ensure it remains up to date with the latest information. With that in mind, a few months ago, I wrote a roundup for our print edition of some fantastic photo editing apps for the iPad (Kudos for MacPhun, winner of the Editor’s Choice Award from that article). Since that time, I have stumbled upon several fantastic new apps which make editing photos even easier than ever.
By Werner Ruotsalainen
UPDATE (07/23 night): I've re-run the iTunes File Sharing test with the just-released iOS5.0b4 (beta 4 of the forthcoming iOS 5) running on both iPad 1 and 2 (without jailbreaking, enabling iCloud or even installing more than one app on the devices).
By Mike Riley
Summer is here in the Midwest, and it's been an especially hot week so far. Outdoor sporting activities like biking, hiking and jogging during such weather conditions produce copious quantities of sweat. And on those rare occasions when getting caught in a sudden downpour is a thankful cooling off experience (as long as your electronics are not affected as a result). These are just some of the conditions that Pioneer's SE-CL331 headset was designed to handle.
By Todd Bernhard
"Awesome!" and "Adorable!" and similar pronouncements were shouted when I displayed the Headphonies® "Stryker" Portable Micro Speaker to my kids! At first, they thought it was a cute little toy like their plethora of figurines from Disney and Hello Kitty, but when I showed them that it was a portable speaker, that actually performed a useful function, they were really into it.
By Jim Karpen
Google+ (pronounced Google Plus), which is Google's new social networking site meant to compete with Facebook, has had explosive growth, hitting 18 million users after being introduced only three weeks ago. AND, it's not even yet publicly available. It's rolling out gradually via the invitation model, which is how Gmail began its life. I've used it a bit and it's impressive — more intuitive and friendly than Facebook.
By Brittany Irvine
By Jim Karpen
Just out today, Thrutu (free) seems an amazingly useful app. You can actually share data and media with someone while you're talking to that person on your iPhone. It works with other iPhone users — and also with Android users. You can share your location such that you see each other's position updating live on a map. You can snap and share a photo, or send one from your gallery. And you can send contact information such that contact details appear instantly in the other caller's address book. One feature is perhaps more playful than functional: you can vibrate the other person’s phone.
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Keeping track of everything you have to do these days is hard! Calendars are cumbersome and involve constant updating, crossing out and who/what is going to remind you to look at the calendar in the first place?!Your iPhone is most likely near you all the time, right? You already know how to use the alarm, the timer, etc. Perhaps you even utilize the calendar feature as well.
The iTask app aims to take control of your projects, your appointments and scheduling and allow you to control and keep track (this is an important point) of everything at each stage through completion. As every good project manager knows, projects aren’t controlled and perfected by the end results alone, but by the milestones along the way.