App Store search is horribly broken. We all know that. So it came as no surprise when a reader asked me how we — the people who write about them all day — find anything on the App Store. The short answer is a little creativity and a lot of tenacity. The long answer is best given in the form of a recent example. Here it is!
I currently have two Macs in my workflow, a 13" MacBook Air and a 27" iMac. My iMac is my main work machine in my home office while I use my MacBook Air on the go. For the most part the docks on both are mirror images of each other. I have loads of apps on both of my Macs, but I depend on certain ones a lot more than others. Here's a look at the ones that currently earn a spot in my dock...
There are some jailbreak utilities that come along and quickly receive must install status. JellyLock7 is quickly becoming one of them. It gives you quick access to your favorite apps without ever having to leave the Lock screen. It's simple but it's one of those tweaks that you never knew you needed until you had it.
It's tax time the United States and Canada and for a lot of people, that means... refund checks! If you're looking for the fastest way to get your money back, there are lots of iPhone and iPad apps that can help you figure out what you're getting back and in some cases, even help you file your taxes for you instantly. But which ones are the very best?
Flixel's Cinemagraph Pro is a Mac app brings your photos to life. Basically you take a short video, import it, mask off the parts you want to keep moving, and Cinemagraph Pro will make a seamless video loop out of it. It's the kind of stuff you see in fancy online ads, behind feature story headings, and all sorts of other high-end stuff. And it's expensive. Only not right now. After being featured in the Mac App Store Flixel is dropping the price of Cinemagraph Pro by 92.5% — from $200 to $15.
Yeah, it absolutely sucks if you bought Cinemagraph Pro before the discount. But if you didn't, and you even think you might one day have a use for a tool like this, buy it now.
The UP by Jawbone app has just been updated to version 3.1 which adds some enhancements as well as a new Reminders feature. For people that are looking for an all-in-one app when it comes to managing health and lifestyle needs, the UP app just got one step closer to achieving that goal.
Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Today we've got updates to UP by Jawbone, Google+, and more! Let's take a closer look...
Beats Music has opened up its API to the public, allowing third-party developers access to its service and catalog of music. The newest kid on the block in the streaming game has already shared its API privately with the likes of Sonos, but this presents the opportunity for more ways to get it.
Earlier this week we wrote about an impending update for the iTunes Festival app that was expected to require iOS 7.1 and thus would mean that iOS 7.1 would be coming soon and that's not what happened at all.
Well, the iTunes Festival app did get an update for SXSW with a refreshed design good for the iTunes Festival at SXSW (starting March 11 and running through the 15th with the likes of Coldplay, Kendrick Lamar, Capital Cities, Keith Urban, and Willie Nelson all in attendance). But it didn't get a requirement for iOS 7.1 — in fact the minimum required version is a mere iOS 7.0.
Craft and DIY projects aren't just great time killers, they can also be huge money savers. From learning how to refinish that coffee table on your own to creating centerpieces and home decor on the cheap, anything is possible. Whether you want to contribute your own ideas or just check out other people's, the iPad has several really good craft and DIY apps to choose from. But which are the absolute best?