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Danalock Review: Smart Door Security for the Connected Home!


The Poly-Control Danalock is a Bluetooth-enabled smartlock ($159, varies by model) designed to work with your existing dead bolt. Once installed, you can control the dead bolt from your iPhone, configure it to auto-unlock when you are in proximity to the door, and allow others to similarly lock/unlock your doors. I had to wrestle with it a bit to get it installed and working, but the concept works well once it is configured.

Your Guide to Choosing a Third-Party Keyboard


If you haven't gotten into the third-party keyboard craze yet, now's your chance to try! A lot of keyboards are under two dollars (or free), so download a couple of apps to see what you like. They are easy to install.

Extraordinary alarm will wake you up!

Quiz Alarm Free – an extraordinary alarm with unusual features. In a nutshell, Quiz Alarm asks different questions when you wake up and doesn't stop sounding unless you answer correctly all of them. Let me emphasize three things which make Quiz Alarm outstanding: cozy design, adjustment to every person (with number and difficulty of questions), and perfect performance.

You can easily download the app from the App Store:
Download Quiz Alarm Free

Rainbow, The Custom Color Keyboard for iOS

Rainbow, The Custom Color Keyboard for iOS

Bits&Coffee has released Rainbow 1.0, a new iPhone and iPad keyboard app with a great selection of themes that bring color to the grayish iOS system keyboard.

The ability to change the standard keyboard on iPhone/iPad is perhaps the best feature of iOS 8 since users have long been bored with the standard grayish keyboard that looks very similar to the original 2007 iPhone keyboard.

The Rainbow keyboard brings stylish colorful themes to the iPhone and iPad screen. Changing the keyboard theme is as easy as 1-2-3 and the user has a collection of 12 beautifully crafted keyboards to choose from.

Siri Is Much More Than She Seems


I just read a touching and uplifting story about an autistic boy befriending Siri. I am a huge Siri fan and have written about her more than once in this blog, but I have a new found admiration for the programmers who developed Siri.

Sublangua - The subliminal language learning app

Have you always wanted to learn another language? What if you could learn that language effortlessly, while reading your favorite books or news websites like you already do?

Sublangua helps slowly work another language into your vocabulary as you read. It's an evolution in language learning that we can't wait to have you try out for yourself.

** Random words translated as you read!
** Tap on a word to see its definition!
** Have you learned a word? Add it to your "Learned Words" list and it will no longer be translated so you can focus on other words.
** Is a certain word giving you trouble? Add it to your "New Words" list, and it will be translated every time it's seen with no definition given. Now that's forced learning!


FiftyThree's Paper & Pencil Are the New Paper & Pencil


I recently had the opportunity to try the Pencil stylus from FiftyyThree along with Paper by FiftyThree (free). Just as Apple is able to provide a seamless integration of hardware and software, FiftyThree has done the same with their elegant stylus and equally elegant sketching app.

iElectrosmog - the first electrosmog detector for iphone and iPad

iElectrosmog - the first electrosmog detector for iphone and iPad

Every day, without knowing it, we are surrounded by electromagnetic radiation harmful to our health: now we can get to know them!

The first app that turn your iPhone into a real Electrosmog Detector using the magnetometer sensor of the iphone’s compass.

Flat graphical interface (iOS 7 style), immediate operation, you can check at any time of the day the electromagnetic fields to which you are subjected: railways, electrical wire, antennas, electronic appliances emit radiation that damage our organism, with this app you can learn about them and make prevention!

Developed in collaboration with a team of engineers, it calculates the natural electromagnetic field emitted by the Earth and the electromagnetic fields of the phone for excluding them from the survey.

yourHelp an app that could save lives!

yourHelp an app that could save lives!

Of course you never want to think about that time where your safety or even life may be in danger but being prepared can actually save your life. The yourHelp app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is designed so that if the unthinkable happens you can trigger the app in order to get you the help you need. This is the kind of app that any person should have on their mobile device and the hope is that you’ll never have to use it but if you do at least you’ve given yourself a handy and possibly life-saving tool.

A Little Advanced Thinking

R3app Launches Convertr Lite, a Free Unit & Currency Conversion App for iOS

R3app Launches Convertr Lite, a Free Unit & Currency Conversion App for iOS

R3app recently launched Convertr Lite, a free, versatile and extremely intuitive unit and currency conversion app. Convertr Lite aims to take the concept of unit & currency conversion to a different level altogether. Simple and gesture-based interface ensure that users just Tap, Pinch, Scroll and Swipe through the most complex conversions effortlessly.

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