Google Reader is going away in July. There are many products coming out to fill the void. One such product is Feed Wrangler by the indie iOS and Mac developer David Smith. Will Feed Wrangler meet the needs of RSS users?
After purchasing a yearlong subscription for $19, I imported my feeds from Google Reader. One problem right off the bat is that Feed Wrangler does not import your groups. Instead, you have to manually sort them into Feed Wrangler's version of groups called "Smart Streams". Your feeds are ... more
We have a diverse array of apps for you this week. Fans of classic Mac OS will be entertained by our iPhone app. On the iPad we have an app to assist with that early summer star gazing. For the Mac we have a clipboard utility, and on the web we have a robot editor for your writing. Our game of the week is a look back to the classics.
iPhone/iPod Touch: Classic Note
Considering how many note taking apps that are out there, I am surprised it took this long for someone to think ... more
It's been a great week with a lot of great new apps hitting the marketplace. We've got a few new ones for you this week. If you’re concerned about network quality we have an iPhone app for you. We have a light and less extensible version of Status Board for the iPad. A beloved iOS podcast app comes to the Mac, in beta. Our web app is a dead simple to-do list. Our game of the week is a follow up from the makers of “You Don’t Know Jack.”
iPhone/iPod Touch: ... more
Our apps this week run the gamut from superfluous toys to interesting tools. It's been a good week to dig through apps, as the weather here hasn't really been all that corporative in the spring department. Grab your iDevices and let's take a look at this week's apps.
iPhone/iPod Touch: Farmstand
As the weather warms up here in the northern hemisphere, farmers' markets begin to pop up all over town. Some of the earliest begin in May, but it's kind of a hassle to keep all of them straight, especially when ... more
Now that award season has finally ended, we can get back to what’s most important: apps. This week we have a few more wonkish apps for you to check out. Trying to keep track of unit conversions can be a pain, but we have an iPhone app to make it easier. On the iPad we have an app for those of you who like to cheat on iTunes with a certain online retailer. For the Mac we have another Google Reader client. On the web, there is finally an alternative ... more
Even though the iPhone 5 has a pretty awesome camera, I'm not a huge fan of the lens. Landscapes tend to get cropped, and super-close Macro shots usually come out blurry. However, when I stopped by the Olloclip booth at Macworld/iWorld 2013 a couple of weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised with the company's offering, which just so happens to fix these issues.
The Olloclip is essentially a clip that attaches to the the upper left-hand corner of your iPhone. The clip itself has three different lenses: fish eye, macro and ... more
We hope that everyone out there had a great Valentine’s day. We promise a mush-free apps post for you this week. We have an avatar generator for the iPhone, which is pretty cool. Also a tool that you can use to plan out some healthy meals with a new iPad app. There was a big update to show you on a popular note-taking app for the Mac, and you can create your own infographics using a new web app.
After creating the back alley of the web, M00t has created a ... more
For those of you suffering from Macworld envy, we have some apps to keep you entertained. You may not be able to see demos of upcoming software, but you will be able to get updates on the grocery list in real time while you’re at the store. You even get to wait in line like you’re at Macworld.
Hey, you don’t get to enjoy that notoriously fickle San Francisco weather, but we have an app that shows you a current model of all the wind in the world. You can watch ... more
The iPad mini isn't set to officially launch until this Friday, but people with early access to the smaller tablets have already begun reviewing them, and seem to have come to the same consensus: it's still an iPad, just smaller.
Reviewers agree that the iPad mini is still way better than smaller tablets from other competitors, with a better overall experience, but they also agree that the new display is awful when compared to other Apple devices.
When John Gruber from Daring Fireball first gave the iPad mini to his wife, who ... more
I love the thinness of the iPhone 5, but hate how fragile the device can be at times. Though I don’t drop my iPhone often, it has happened, and the only thing that has saved my mobile connection to the world is my case. As a frequent iPod, iPhone and
Two hundred and ten days, 22 hours, 33 minutes and 22 seconds No that’s not how long since the last Fast and the Furious sequel, it is the excruciating time lapsed since the last major Apple product launch. On October 23, 2012, the world was a kinder and more joyous