Most smartphone users tend to put their phone into "vibrate" mode often -- during meetings, yoga, movies, performances, and dinner, etc. That way when your phone "rings" no one is the wiser. The main downside to this function, however, is that there is no way to tell what that jiggling in your pocket means without looking directly at the phone. Vybe breaks ground in that regard because it not only allows users to assign custom vibrations for specific contacts, but it also allows users to design each of those custom patterns in whatever fashion works best … Read more
Some devices are set with their speaker volume at a conservative level, which prevents wear and tear on that particular component. Other devices do not play the sound very loud when playing videos from providers such as Netflix or Hulu. The only solution available is to download a volume enhancing application such as Volume Booster. This app claims to quickly and efficiently boost the volume on any device up to 30 percent. It does change the sound but it doesn't seem to boost it by that much.
As extremely light software, Volume Booster loads instantaneously. Once the application is … Read more
There is something about a business card. That small piece of cardstock is the foundation of millions of networking success stories every year, making it a vital tool for anyone who frequently goes to networking events, business lunches, or conferences. Yet, increasingly contact lists and communication tools are online only, so the traditional business card holder isn't an option to organize all that useful information. This is why apps like WorldCard Link are becoming increasingly popular, providing a quick and easy way to digitize business cards and share contact information.
WorldCard Link is an ingenious blend of technology both … Read more
One of the best things about the App Store and the iOS devices it supports is that for nearly any issue you can imagine, there's an app designed to fix it. Simple Base Converter is such an app, a much-needed tool for programmers and engineers that is simple and straightforward to use.
Simple Base Converter uses the basic calculator interface on the iPhone but replaces the function buttons with base descriptions -- in this case, decimal, binary, base eight, and base six. To use the app, simply enter a string of numbers in any of the four sets and … Read more
QR codes have had an interesting role in technology culture in recent years. These small square codes allow you to encode anything from an e-mail address to a Web site address that users could scan with a mobile device's camera. QR Reader is an app designed to do just that, providing an intuitive interface that makes it easy to scan, save, and share those QR codes with anyone.
QR Reader is primarily designed for scanning QR codes as the name indicates. However, it works equally well to create your own QR codes. In fact, the QR code generation interface … Read more
The iPad is a great device for translations and multilanguage dictionaries. Because it is frequently "in your pocket" and because the device is connected to the Internet for regular updates, it works extremely well for trips out of the country. Unfortunately, not every app provides the same high level of translation quality that you might hope for when away from home. Portos Dictionary is one such app -- offering an uneven, poorly executed experience in serious need of an upgrade.
The Portos Dictionary is labeled as free and so should be expected in some ways to lack a … Read more
Image Uploader is designed to streamline the process of moving images from your iPhone to a server or Web site. It does this by providing you with the tools to connect and interact with a host of your choosing. However, the actual act of connecting and uploading images can be frustrating if you are not familiar with the technologies being used to do it, making this a very limiting app for most users.
When you first open Image Uploader, you can choose to take a photo or connect to your photo library and access existing images. The app doesn't … Read more
Cell phones have pushed the boundaries of what seemingly simple dots and lines can really do. Flow Frenzy owes a good bit of its gameplay to early phone favorite Snake. Instead of just eating dots, you're connecting them in this interesting puzzler. This game is a fun, free time killer with thousands of levels to explore.
Flow Frenzy welcomes puzzle lovers with minimalistic design, great graphics, and plenty of options. The aim of this game is to connect the dots without any intersecting lines. It sounds simple and boring, but the game's challenges are enjoyable after you breeze … Read more
Board games and card games are a lot of fun, but tracking the score is sometimes harder than it should be. One poor player is tasked with jotting down every scoring play, adding up the scores, and making sure it remains accurate. ScoreTable attempts to simplify and streamline the scoring process with an attractive, easy-to-use iPad app. For the most part, it works as advertised, with only a handful of small issues.
The concept is very simple and the clean interface reflects that with only two choices to select a score table to start (one button for the game "… Read more
The iPad and iPhone are both incredibly popular devices, extremely useful for children of all ages, and increasingly common as standard devices in households around the world. But parental controls for Safari are very limited and that makes it hard for parents to monitor or control what children have access to. With so many unsavory sites online, a tool like MobiGreen Premium becomes more important than ever.
MobiGreen Premium is essentially a Web browser that you can download to your child's iPhone or iPad that will integrate with one of many third-party filtering services that use NetProtector or another … Read more