Google has launched a new software update for their free Gmail app for Apple’s iPhone and iPad. This update brings deeper integration with Google cloud services like Google Drive, allowing users to view, share and attach files within email messages. In addition to Google Drive on Gmail, users will also be able to upload files to the cloud right from within the mobile app, avoiding the need to multitask between applications.
This week’s best free iOS apps include the latest TMNT game, called Rooftop Run. It’ll have you running and fighting through New York saving the day as only a group of adolescent mutated turtles can. Revolution 60 tasks you with regaining control of an orbital weapons platform. And the latest from Konami is called Swords & Poker Adventures. It’s a mix of poker and weapons.
A heart rate monitor can help you determine whether you’re pushing yourself hard enough while working out. But are all heart rate monitors the same? Not exactly. The Scosche RHYTHM+ breaks from the usual chest strap and instead wants to hang out on your forearm. The RHYTHM+ measures your heart rate without hugging you to death by optically measuring blood flow. Sounds pretty cool, right?
Just Mobile, of course, knows a thing or two about stylus input for touchscreen devices; their classic AluPen is one of the most popular ever made. But that doesn’t mean they’re about just rest on their laurels. And so we have the Just Mobile AluPen Twist, a dual-purpose stylus for touchscreens and paper.
It’s the combination of the dock and the case, then, that allows me to heartily recommend the PowerShadow i5d. There are less expensive, more attractive options available, but if you hate having to take your phone out of its case in order to dock it, the PowerShadow i5d is the most convenient option I’ve tried yet.
When we first reviewed VocaLive back in 2011, it was billed as vocal processor. IK MultiMedia has now redefined the app, and it’s a worth a re-evaluation. VocaLive 2 now comes with a multitrack studio complete with digital audio workstation features such as timeline audio editing, waveform visualization, touch-and-drag looping, and more.
A chance encounter leads Rosa Blackwell and her ghostly sidekick Joey Mallone to a series of unexplained events—an actor haunts the last scene of his movie, an art gallery prepares to open, and a grieving father watches over where his son died. Are they connected somehow? Find out in Blackwell Convergence.
Back at Macworld/iWorld 2014 in March, one of our most surprising finds was the FLIR ONE thermal imaging camera. This iPhone 5/5s case—when paired with its iPhone app—displays live infrared imagery, allowing you detect heat energy that is otherwise invisible to the eye. And staring July 23rd, pre-orders are being accepted online.
Back to school. Three little words that are a delight to the ears of parents and the sound of unending doom to kids everywhere. Time is drawing near to get everything in place for the upcoming school year, and that may mean making sure everything is clearly marked and easily identifiable. Or, maybe you just want to organize your own life/work. In that case, Epson’s LabelWorks LP-600W label printer offers complete portability, allowing you to get organized anywhere that needs it.
Earbuds are many things: wireless, sweat proof, noise isolating, stylish, and custom fitted. But they aren’t all these things at once, forcing you to choose different earbuds for different situations. OwnPhones, which recently launched on Kickstarter, aims to change that by giving you a pair of custom fitted, personalized Bluetooth earbuds that are built to match your ear and your style.
If you’re looking for a portable speaker that comes at a fair price, be sure to check out the iHome iBN27 bluetooth stereo speaker. I couldn’t ask for better sound quality at this price point; the bass and treble combine for good sound quality in a compact system that’s designed for portability.
Have you ever encountered interesting items on Facebook but couldn’t explore them right away? Well, soon you’ll be able to save links, places, movies, TV and music, as Facebook just announced the new save feature of its iOS app. When you save an item on Facebook, you’ll have the option to view it by yourself only or to share it with friends.