By Steve Overton
HootSuite is now my new best friend when it comes to Twitter applications. The interface is clean and easy to understand and I can manage all my social networking sites in one app. I have been using HootSuite (free) on my iPod Touch and online for some time but couldn't take using it on my iPad in the iPhone mode......but no more. They just came out with an iPad rewrite that is glorious.
By Todd Bernhard
There's a new case company in town, and they go by the name modulR. They way they spell and capitalize their name isn't the only thing they're doing that's innovative. The modulR case is really a system or platform which you customize to suit your needs. The first thing you do is pop it into a silicon protective shell, similar to other cases. But the back of the modulR case has four 'nubs' or buttons. You can attach an assortment of accessories using those buttons to turn your case into a desktop stand, a wall mount, or even a shoulder strap case.
By Jim Karpen
For years iLounge has been coming out with an annual buyers' guide, and the 2011 iLounge iPod/iPhone/iPad Buyers' Guide is now available for downloading as a free pdf. This guide has tons of information, including the world's best accessories, 100 essential iOS apps, 100 top iPod, iPhone, and iPad games, tips for buying Apple devices, and much more. The guide comes in several different formats, including one adapted to the small screen of the iPhone and iPod touch.
By Louis Senecal
Here is a neat item that I think you will find interesting. NewPCgadgets created a Smartphone Coaster. It's made of stainless steel and has some nonslip rubber at the base. It has the word "Smartphone Stand" towards the base of it. It's a simple idea but I am finding that it's a very useful product. A lot of us keep our phones flat on the desk, counter, nightstand etc. This allows you to still keep your device in the same spot but now you have it at a very functional viewing angle.
By Jek Suen Lee
Over here in Asia, the competition posed by the Samsung Galaxy Tab and others have prompted rumors that Apple is considering slashing prices in some countries here in Asia.
By Nate Adcock
SPB Software has created a winner app in SPB TV, and now passes the 2 million user mark (also one of my top picks for 2010). Best of all, it is completely free and now built to order for iPad too! The app will likely gain popularity with ever more and more users consuming live TV on their phones and iPads! Full press details follow...
By Todd Bernhard
UPDATE: With the passing of Steve Jobs, I wanted to update this posting. Without Steve Jobs, I guarantee my career and life would have taken a different path and I am far better off for his being in the world, albeit for just 56 years.
A reader reminded me that my 100th blog posting was coming up, so rather than just write about another app or accessory, I thought I'd take a moment to reflect upon how I got here and the role Apple and Steve Jobs played in my life. As Yogi Berra said, when you see a fork in the road, TAKE IT! There are many twists and turns that led each of us to the path we are on today so indulge me as I reflect on my path.
By Jim Karpen
Hulu Plus has now officially launched after having been available as a limited trial. And the good news is that they've lowered their price to $7.99 per month for their streaming movies and TV. Also, there's a one-week free trial for new subscribers starting today. This service has one of the larger collections of current TV shows, with much of their content streaming in HD. There are free Hulu Plus apps for both the iPhone and iPad.
By Christopher Peri
Its conference season and the same two things happen to me at EVERY conference.. First; at some point, the wifi will go down and normally JUST as I need it which makes iphone tethering a MUST and Second; my iphone will run out of battery.
By Jim Karpen
I'm researching an article about the amazing range of ways apps use your iOS camera, from barcode readers and business card scanners to augmented reality and color detection for those who are color blind. This new app released today is yet another great freebie. Shoeboxed Business Card Reader lets you use your camera to take a photo of the card.
By Alex Cequea
Brothersoft, one of the leading software download websites in the world, has a Mac section (still in Beta) that offers more than a few goodies for new and old iOS users. As a new iOS user myself, I found their "Software for New Macfans" a nice place to start. Here are a few of the more interesting and impressive free apps and software I found:
By David Averbach
Associate editor Benjamin Katz and I recently had the opportunity interview former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner for an upcoming issue. Kurt has recently released Kurt Warner's Football 101 lite. The iPad app is the first of a series of children's apps that Kurt plans to release in partnership with "Good Sports Gang LLC". According to Kurt, the goal of these apps are to use sports to encourage education and family values.