Tired of holding your camera out in front of you to get group pictures? Wave Cam allows you to set your iPhone down, step back (or sit back) several feet and take a photo. All you do is wave. It’s great for group photos or more natural looking selfies. It’s so easy you’ll want to take more and more photos. Continue reading →
RealMac, the makers of the popular, simple, useful app CLEAR are introducing a new app, Analog for iPhone. Available now on the MAC, it will be coming our way soon. Stay tuned for the official announcement. The app has multiple filters and images can quickly be shared. This could be the photo app that sets the standard for ease of use and flexibility.
Real Mac wrote the book on gesture based apps. I’m looking forward to testing and reviewing this one.
Photography is not my forte so I have not focused on photo enhancing apps. However, I discovered Halftone and think it has the right balance of ease of use and photo sharing that makes it interesting to me. If you share a lot of photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and want to give them a little oomph then I suggest you give this app a try. Halftone takes your photos and through the use of filers and captions, gives them a vintage comic book look and feel.
Worldictionary is not just another language learning app. It is packed with options and is the kind of app that you start telling your friends about. The coolest feature is the ability use your phone's camera for word recognition. I'll explain how that works below. Continue reading →
If you want to give your wallpaper a personal touch, you should try Wallpapers HD. It allows you to select a wallpaper that fits your interest, your mood, matches your cover or expresses anything you want to on any given day. There is an iPad and iPhone version so you can make your devices match or give each one a personality. Continue reading →
Are you an actor, or have you thought about seeking parts in movies to earn some extra money? If this is your chosen path, you need head shots. Better yet, you need an app that allows you to capture head shots and your résumé and send them to interested parties. In today’s environment, making connections is critical. Having your credentials ready to send the moment someone expresses interest could make the difference between getting a part or missing an opportunity. Of course, there is an app for this, HedShotz! Pro. Continue reading →
One of the delights of having an iPhone or iPad is taking and sharing photos. You can go through your Photos app to display them, or you can spice up the process by creating photo albums, collages and slide shows using Photo Table. The process is easy and once you get started, it is a bit addictive.
Instagram is an enormously popular app. It has over 80 million users. I’m a little late to the party here, but decided I would be remiss if I didn’t review it as well. I’m not of the “take a picture of my buddies at a party” generation, but I do think Instagram offers a lot of potential for the casual user. You could create an account account for just your family or share your hobby with others (more on this below). Continue reading →
Getting a good night’s sleep is an important part of maintaining a healthy body. Sleep restores the brain. On the other hand, lack of sleep can lead to weight gain and attention deficit. So, what can you do? Going to bed early helps, but sometimes it’s hard to fall asleep. The Very Night App is the solution to that problem. It provides soothing music and light and helps you transition from your stress-filled life to a peaceful night’s sleep. Continue reading →
There are a lot of political ads playing right now and through the magic of editing, it’s hard to know who said what and if they are telling the truth. With SuperPacApp you can find out whether the ad is truthful or not and who paid for it. Armed with that information you can make a better decision. This app isn’t slanted towards either party – it’s about providing you with a tool to help make your decision. But let’s not get too serious about this, it’s fun as well. Continue reading →
Preparing a document with unique or complex characters and functions can be done, but it isn’t easy or fun. The Nota Plex app offers options that make typing numbers and special characters amazingly simple. It also offers a way to organize notes, index cards or full documents into multiple pages – allowing you to keep your projects visually attractive and easy to access. A key component of this app is the ability to type math problems and solve them as you type. This is something I haven’t seen before.
Would you like to give your home a new look? Do you buy home decorating magazines to spark ideas? If the answer to either question is yes, then you will enjoy both the Home Depot Style Guide and Lowe's Creative Ideas apps. Yes, Lowes and Home Depot are trying to sell you something. But is that a bad thing? Most do it yourself types already shop at one or both of these stores. I recommend getting both. Each offer great ideas for your home and there is no such thing as too much inspiration. Continue reading →