Archive for September, 2012

Now Is The Perfect Time For Google To Submit Its Maps App For iOS [Opinion]

If there were ever a time for Google to play “good guy” it would be now. Apple has simply been piling up the negative criticism with everything from its ridiculous legal attacks to its latest Mapsgate debacle. While Google has been going down the wrong path by setting itself up to bite back (see Motorola Mobility), I believe now to be the perfect time to turn the other cheek. Specifically with their  [Read More…]

iPhone Camera App Only Lets You Take One Photo. Ever.

Would you buy an iPhone photography app that only let you take one photo? Not one per day, or one per week, but one photo ever. No? Neither would I. But I would download a free app just to see what was going on.

That app is real, and it’s called One Memento.

The app is more of an art project than something you’ll keep and use. The idea is that you snap your photo  [Read More…]

Use Siri The Right Way To Find Out All About Movies [iOS Tips]

The weekend is a great time to hit the theater, especially if it’s cold and rainy out. Siri has been updated in iOS 6 to provide a wealth of information on movies, including local showtimes, movie reviews, and even specific information about movies themselves, like actors, directors, and ratings. There’s a ton of stuff that Siri can help you find. But how do you know what kinds of questions are even possible?  [Read More…]

Apple’s Pandora-like Streaming Service Stalled Because Of Negotiations With Sony

For the last month rumors have floated around the web that Apple is been planning to build it’s own Pandora-like music-streaming service. It makes perfect sense to us, but Apple didn’t announce it at the iPhone 5 keynote which had many people wondering if it’s going to actually happen.

A report from the New York Post this morning is claiming that the reason Apple hasn’t launched their music-streaming service is because negotiations  [Read More…]

Hide Software Updates from the App Store in Mac OS X

How to Hide Software Updates from the App Store in Mac OS X

Ignoring specific software updates is a bit different now in OS X Mountain Lion than it used to be now that updates are handled by the Mac App Store. From Mountain Lion onward, if you don’t want to install an update you will need to hide it from being visible.

Hiding Software Updates from the Mac App Store

This works  [Read More…]

Get Turn-By-Turn Voice Navigation Free on iPhone 4 & iPhone 3GS with Scout

Turn by Turn Directions with Scout

Didn’t get turn-by-turn voice navigation on your iPhone when you updated to iOS 6? Maybe you’re just not thrilled with Apple Maps? Get Scout right now while it’s free, it offers excellent voice navigated turn-by-turn directions on all iOS devices running iOS 4 or later, including the older iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS that were left out of Apple’s offering.

Scout uses TomTom and Telenav GPS to  [Read More…]

How Apple’s iOS 6 Maps Apology Could Pave The Way To iOS 7 [Opinion]

Apple did something unprecedented today.

I’m not talking about Tim Cook’s apology for iOS 6 Maps. While it’s rare, Apple has apologized before, especially recently: see John Browett’s admission that the company had “messed up” when cutting shifts among Retail Employees, and Apple’s public about-face when pulling out of the EPEAT rating system. One of the things that makes Apple great is they’re not afraid to be as harsh on themselves as  [Read More…]

Use a Keyboard Shortcut for Instant Help Menu Access in Mac OS X

Help Menu keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X

The Help menu in Mac OS X is an often underutilized feature that can quickly resolve a lot of questions about apps and the OS itself, making it an excellent resource to query any time you’re trying to find out about a particular feature, troubleshooting an issue, or you just want to learn more about the app in use. To get the most out of  [Read More…]

Pinky Fingers-On With The Nano SIM Adapter [Review]

This kit has almost every option covered.

Today the iPhone 5 goes on sale in The Rest Of The World, and it goes out into that world naked and empty, free of contracts and lock-ins. Yes, you can hook up with your favorite carrier and get a subsidized handset, but real men go commando.

And in this case, unless you have some forward-thinking telcos in your country, “going commando” means “cutting your  [Read More…]

How to Use the Panorama Camera to Take Amazing Panoramic Pictures with iPhone

Panorama photo taken from iPhone 5 small

The Panorama camera is one of the better features of iOS 6, it makes taking incredible high-quality panoramic pictures ridiculously easy without adding any additional apps to your iPhone. The feature is currently limited to iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 users, and if you haven’t used it yet here’s what you’ll want to do:

Using the Panoramic Camera on iPhone Open Camera (from the lock  [Read More…]