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Badge app is like writing your name on your iPhone

When I first saw Badge, it reminded me of being a kid and getting a new jacket. My mom would always write my name on the inside of the jacket, the idea being that if I ever lost it, someone who knew me would return the coat. Badge is basically the iPhone version of that, for better or worse. On one ... Full Article »

March 6, 2012 4:00pm

iStain iPhone app can’t do your laundry, not much help for spills either

Oh, to have my own washing machine. Apartment living means fighting over free machines, and never having enough quarters — and stains languishing in the hamper. In an attempt to get rid of those stains, I decided to give new app iStain for iPhone and iPod Touch a try while it’s currently on sale ... Full Article »

February 12, 2012 12:30pm

Say good morning to Jimmy Fallon’s Wake Up Call

If waking up with Jimmy Fallon sounds appealing to you, you’ll be thrilled to hear that you can. No, the host of “Late Night” isn’t making house calls — he’s created Jimmy Fallon’s Wake Up Call to make sure you get out of bed in the morning. The app for iPhone and iPod Touch offers a ... Full Article »

January 1, 2012 2:00pm

Set multiple timers with Ding! iPhone app

With only one timer available in my kitchen, I consistently rely on my iPhone’s timer to help get meals on the table or for when I’m on the other side of the apartment and can’t hear the tiny microwave beep. Although the native timer in the iDevice clock works swell, often I find myself needin ... Full Article »

October 12, 2011 12:30pm

Breezy app minimizes pain of printing, but there's a hitch

The release of AirPrint was Apple’s way of minimizing the work involved in printing documents from your iDevice, but its restrictions on compatible printers make AirPrint hard to find when you’re on the go. Universal app Breezy makes the process a bit easier. By installing printer software (for ... Full Article »

September 18, 2011 12:30pm

ThugsMug app designed to nab criminals, collect evidence

Developer Gene West was the victim of a violent crime. “Reflecting back, I wish I could have captured a picture of them the moment I jumped up from the crash” he writes on his website, so West set out to create an app for iOS that would aid individuals in protecting themselves. The result is the ... Full Article »

August 3, 2011 12:30pm

Trimit iPhone app shortens and summarizes, but doesn’t prove useful

I don’t see the purpose of Trimit. I understand what the iPhone/iPod Touch app does — takes websites or passages of text, and summarizes it down to a set character limit — but I’m not sure when the service would ever serve a truly functional purpose for mobile users. With Trimit, users can ... Full Article »

July 27, 2011 12:25pm

iPhone App Video Review: Living Earth HD

Living Earth HD lets you look at a real time representation of our little blue planet with accurate clouds and sunlight being shown at all times. The app is quite pretty just to look at, and it makes for a great toy. You can set any cities you’d like, in any country, to be your favorites, and you ... Full Article »

May 17, 2011 7:00am

Smurks app adds attitude to your online interactions

I'm typically loath to use emoticons, but with Twitter's character limit, the rapid-pace of text messages and the plain lack-of-a-better-word situations, sometimes a smiley is the best course of action. Cartoonist Pat Byrnes, who produces work for The New Yorker, decided that available emoticons wer ... Full Article »

April 25, 2011 12:30pm

Google Translate for iPhone a helpful language tool

If Google Translate existed when I was in high school, I have a feeling I would have done much better in Spanish class. I barely eked by, but this app could have changed things tremendously, and it probably would have put the numerous translator websites I visited during that time out of business. ... Full Article »

February 17, 2011 4:48am

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