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4 years ago

iPhone and iPad gifts for Valentine's Day

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iPhone and iPad gifts for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming up fast, and if your lover loves their iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you're in luck, there are some fantastic device, app, accessory, and media gifts to thrill them and score you major brownie points. Whether you're romantic enough to prepare well in advance, or if you're scrambling to stay off the couch, sit back and get your groove warmed up -- Rene and I decided to do a little written ZEN and TECH this week and help you pick out the perfect Valentine's Day gifts for your special someone.

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4 years ago

PSA: Popular social network app Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to their servers... in plain text

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PSA: Popular social network app Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to their servers... in plain text

Do you love Path, the slick, simple, moment-sharing social network app for iPhone? Well, you get ready to dial it back a notch, because apparently they're storing your entire address book, e-mail addresses and all, on their servers, and in plain, un-encrypted text. What kind of evil deeds does Path have planned for all that data?

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4 years ago

VooMoteZapper turns your iPhone or iPad into universal remote, leaves all your old infrareds to collect dust

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VooMoteZapper turns your iPhone or iPad into universal remote, leaves all your old infrareds to collect dust

The VooMoteZapper is a clip on infrared remote control device that can take the place of your entire collection of home remote controls. The device simply clips into the dock connector of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 5 and transforms it into a universal remote controller

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4 years ago

HoverBar mounts your iPad next to your iMac, makes you feel like you're Iron Man

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HoverBar mounts your iPad next to your iMac, makes you feel like you're Iron Man

HoverBar is a new mount from Twelve South that turn iMac or Apple Cinema Display into a futuristic iPad 2-powered workstation. If you're less into Iron Man-style productivity, and more into simple utility, you can also mount HoverBar in the kitchen to help with cooking, in the bedroom for reading or video watching, or in the living room for couch-side information surfing.

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4 years ago

Siri accounts for 25 percent of all Wolfram Alpha searches

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Siri accounts for 25 percent of all Wolfram Alpha searches

The New York Times is reporting that Siri, a feature exclusive to the iPhone 4S, currently accounts for nearly 25 percent of all search queries conducted on the computational knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha.

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4 years ago

HQ: To Do lets you quickly create simple, stylish task lists for iPhone

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HQ: To Do lets you quickly create simple, stylish task lists for iPhone

What it lacks in depth or features, HQ: To Do makes up for in speed, style, and simplicity. For those interested in getting things done, it's a good place to start.

HQ: To Do for iPhone is for those who need more than Apple's built-in Reminders app, but not anything as complex or costly as some of the full on GTD (Getting Things Done) or power-user productivity apps available in the App Store. Part of the new generation of big, bold, user experiences, HQ: To Do does a good job of making sure most of what you need is always right under-thumb, and available, with a couple taps or swipes. And it looks great doing it.

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4 years ago

How to replace the rear camera in an iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS

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How to replace the rear camera in an iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS

If your camera in your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS has stopped functioning you can DIY repair it in about 20 minutes and it'll cost you far less than putting out the money for a new iPhone. We can walk you through the repair from start to finish as well as recommend where to get quality parts and tools to get the job done right.

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4 years ago

How to set up custom gestures with Activator for iPhone and iPad [Jailbreak]

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How to set up custom gestures with Activator for iPhone and iPad [Jailbreak]

Activator allows you to launch apps or utilities on your jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with a quick swipe, tap, or button press. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to quick compose a text, double tap the status bar to bring up SBSettings, or shake your device to take a screenshot. Setting up an Activator gesture takes just a few seconds and the possibilities are endless.

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4 years ago

Best calorie counting app for iPhone: MyFitnessPal review

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Best calorie counting app for iPhone: MyFitnessPal review

"MyFitnessPal is free, a MyFitnessPal account is free, and if you're dedicated enough to stick with them, the positive effects they can have on your health are priceless."

In today’s fast paced, highly mobile society it is often much easier and cheaper to eat fast food on the go than it is to spend the time and money to east fresher, more healthy meals. MyFitnessPal wants to make the switch to a healthier lifestyle easier by helping you track your calories and activity levels, set your weight-loss goals, and monitor your progress.

Losing weight and getting healthy is not easy. It’s even harder to do alone. But if you're looking for assistance, putting the MyFitnessPal calorie tracking app on your iPhone (or iPad, it's universal), is a great way to get keep you going in the right direction, and a great goal to consider for our Mobile Nations Fitness Month.

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4 years ago

Proview Technology sues Apple over iPad name, iPad sales in China

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Proview Technology sues Apple over iPad name, iPad sales in China

Although we were under the impression that Apple had locked down the trademark rights to the iPad name long ago, but apparently the folks at Proview Technology in Shenzhen have a prior claim that they're clinging to.

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4 years ago

Devium Dash looks to replace your car audio system with your iPhone

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Devium Dash looks to replace your car audio system with your iPhone

The Devium Dash Kickstarter project is a replacement stereo system for your car with one big difference. Its brain is your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. This unique in car audio system is currently gaining a lot of interest on Kickstarter for good reason.

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4 years ago

Daily Tip: How to type faster and more easily on the iPad's split keyboard

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Daily Tip: How to type faster and more easily on the iPad's split keyboard

With iOS 5, Apple introduced a split keyboard mode for the iPad, so we could more easily type with our thumbs when holding the iPad in both hands. If you already use the split keyboard, you know it provides one of the best touchscreen typing experiences on any tablet. But did you know Apple built in "phantom keys" to make typing with the split keyboard even faster and easier?

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4 years ago

Rogers, BCE reportedly in talks with Apple Inc. to become Canadian launch partners for Apple iTV

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Rogers, BCE reportedly in talks with Apple Inc. to become Canadian launch partners for Apple iTV

The rumors surrounding an Apple's iTV television don't seem to be slowing down, and now a report has come out suggesting that two of Canada's top telecommunications companies, Rogers and Bell, are in talks to provide content for the still-unannounced, unreleased device.

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4 years ago

Apple warns developers to stop scamming the App Store with third-party marketing services

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Apple warns developers to stop scamming the App Store with third-party marketing services

It's hard enough to high quality apps in the App Store these days, what with 500,000+ iPhone and iPad apps to sort through, and copy-cats to contend with, so it's welcome news that Apple is cracking down on marketing scams that seek to cheat their way to the top charts.

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4 years ago

Secret Apple project worked to port Mac OS X to iPad-style ARM processors

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Secret Apple project worked to port Mac OS X to iPad-style ARM processors

In 2010, Apple’s Platform Technologies Group (a subdivision of the CoreOS department) spent some working on a previously-embargoed project to port the Mac OS X Darwin kernel to the ARMv5 chipset architecture -- the same family of chipsets that currently powers iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad.

Here's a snippet from the project Porting Darwin to the MV88F6281, subtitled ARMing the Snow Leopard:

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