One of the most vexing frustrations cumbering those of us who use the iPad for content creation is iOS’s lack of support for file level directory access. This makes even some relatively civil tasks much more time consuming and complex than they would be with OS X on a Mac. MobiFolders is a file manager tool and PDF viewer that can mitigate some of the iOS’s document access and handling shortcomings.
With Apple’s iOS 7 adoption increasing 74% in recent weeks, it is not surprising that app usage also increased increased in the United States. According to analytics firm Flurry Analytics, iOS app usage increased during Thanksgiving with a whopping 1.2 billion app starts as opposed to roughly 800 million in 2012. This measures every time an app was opened on an iOS device, which can be an awful lot, as you would expect.
I just finished an afternoon of selling Christmas trees, and it was cold. Quite cold. I’m used to that here in beautiful downtown Ohio, but that doesn’t mean my hands have to like it. With only a garbage can fire and a pair of mittens (with my hockey team’s logo, because I’m manly) to keep my hands warm, I decided out there that I need a new pair of gloves. With the Mujjo Double-Layered Knitted Touchscreen Gloves, I’ll get that warmth I want combined with touchscreen usability.
Apple has released an updated version of its Apple Store app with support for iBeacon Systems. The OTA update allows customers to receive location based information about Apple’s products when they are in close proximity to or inside of one of the company’s retail stores. The app utilizes the Bluetooth Low Energy profile on all of the new iOS devices and then connects with physical transmitters that are placed inside of the store.
This week on the Free Apps Roundup: Younity can solve your missing file woes by connecting your computer and iOS devices, as long as you have an internet connection. If you like to collect images, you’re going to love Ember. It’s an app that can store all of your images and sync them between your iOS devices and Mac computers. Plus, I found tons of other great free apps this week, including Bejeweled. You know you want to download that.
Power Practical is a Salt Lake City based group that has the most interesting and definitely the most electrifying cooking pots you’re likely to come across. The PowerPot X and PowerPot XL and cooking pots not only convert your noodles into dinner, they’ll convert heat into power. That’s right, you can plug your iPhone into this pot. Both pots can produce 10 watts of power under optimal conditions. That’s enough to recharge an iPad or two iPhones at once.
You must choose, but choose wisely…it’s time to defend your realm, hero. Actually, it’s the Eternian realm, but you can do the fighting. Celestials AOS: Eternian Chronicle is a action/adventure RPG with the usual goal in mind—destroy the bad guys and defend the good guys. Before you get started, you will need to choose your race, your hero, and several other things.
Hard copy greeting cards are now the exception rather than the rule, due to the cost of postage and the proliferation of computers (even though surveys indicate most people prefer receiving greeting cards hand-delivered in the mail, considering a physical card to be more meaningful than the electronic alternative). Whichever sort of greeting you decide to send, here are some more ways your Mac or iOS device can help.
We’ve heard several rumors now that Apple is working on an oversized iPad, possibly 12.9-inch, due in 2014 along with the purported iWatch. Well, according to this new rumor, Apple’s manufacturing partner, Foxconn, manufactured five prototype iPads featuring 2K and 4K resolution with a screen size of 12.9-inches.
In Strike Force Heroes: Extraction the only person you need to worry about getting out is you. This runner/shooter will pit you against bad guys with guns, jumps from building to building, and firefights with multiple baddies while you hide behind cover. If you can get to the end of the round and jump into the void you will find your chopper-flying-friends waiting to snatch you out of midair and take you home.
iOS device docks with streaming capability are a hot category these days. I’ve tried out quite a few of them, and Pure’s Contour i1 Air is one of the best. It provides all the functionality one wants from this sort of product, with a great look and at a fair price. With the Contour i1 Air, pure has come up with a very functional, easy-to-use and cool-looking streaming product.
Packed with functional scanning and expense tracking features, Haave Oy’s Piikki for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch allows you to scan and upload receipts to popular storage and productivity tools like Google Drive, Dropbox, and Evernote for easy archiving and record keeping.