Holiday shopping may have gotten a bit smoother thanks to the news from e-commerce giant PayPal. They have announced a new 'Digital Gifts Store' service, and the first product that's available? iTunes. One caveat? The Digital Gift Store can only process transactions within the United States, so international customers are left out for now. While the store doesn't have much besides Apple's media service to offer, it might not matter when seen in a broader scope.
As the holidays loom and people get started on their shopping, iPhones and iPads will be at the top of many gift lists. But if you're an AT&T customer you may have concerns because of the telecommunication giant's issues with data plans. As AT&T customers (including myself) can attest, being an iOS device user under AT&T can be somewhat tricky to navigate depending on your usage. But the company's newest plans may sway some consumers to their side.
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Have you ever played fantasy football and felt like you were limited in your head-to-head matchups at times? Or thought to yourself if only you had picked the player who's lighting up the boards and costing you a win? Well, RotoPop, a new fantasy football app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad aims to provide a fun experience that will alleviate all of those anxieties.
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One thing many sports fans like to do to is share their enthusiasm with their friends. More often than not, such debates come down to who you believe will win a game. These days, you don't even have to be face to face to make these debates happen. Online fantasy sports are booming, from rotisserie leagues to simple 'pick 'em' contests. SportzPicks is the newest entry in online sports prediction gaming, with a twist.
Apple found itself dealing with a brush fire recently due to their decision to make older versions of developed and published apps available to users. (You can find the original statement on their site here.)This option has a couple of pros and cons that demand a closer look, and may prove to create a new line of thinking.
The leaves are falling, a comfortable chill is in the air, and Sundays find the streets grow quieter. Why? It's the fall, and football season is here! And with the new NFL season comes one other staple of the fall, fantasy football. This has become highly popular, even for casual fans of the game. You may be in a league, or three. And as a result, you may find yourself scrambling to find out who got you some much-needed points. If you're on the go, it can be a bit tricky. Here's a couple of apps that will help you be king of the fantasy-football gridiron!
Last year, a new app called PaperHelper caught the attention of many. This app, produced and distributed by RumbleApps, was remarkable for two reasons. One was its novel approach to improving productivity in education along with a unique design interface. The other was that PaperHelper was the brainchild of two teenagers, Cameron Oelsen and Antony Basta, who had formed RumbleApps in 2010. PaperHelper was actually not their first app—that was QuikSocial (free), which gives users the chance to access multiple sources of entertainment and news in one seamless stream.
A few months ago, I had the chance to cover the development and Kickstarter campaign for Poetics ($1.99). Poetics is the keystone to a continued artistic endeavor started by Seth Indigo Carnes, a well-known artist who makes his home in New York City. The app's origin was a series of physical installations set up in various cities around the globe. The exhibit was so popular that there was enough momentum to make Poetics available to the public.
In a time where we rely on our devices and computers to keep us in the loop on many things personal and professional, it can be a bit tough to keep track. But one new app looks to provide a solution that's all about productivity with a stylish twist. Knot ($0.99) is the creation of muoj, Ltd. It gets its moniker from when reminders were created by tying string in a knot upon one's fingers before the advent of more digital means of memory.
This weekend, the courts at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will roar with life as the US Open begins! If you can't make it out to Flushing Meadows, NY, no sweat! Here's a couple of handy apps for the die-hard tennis fan in you.