The iPhone has become a popular reading device for many of its millions of users. So, a good dictionary app is a must, especially if you also have installed newspaper, eBook, and blog reading apps. While there are paid as well as some free versions of many well-known dictionaries available in the app store, Dictionary Offline Free provides a number of options that are more than enough for most users. Easy to use and with clear instructions for how to download more dictionaries, save entries, and share them, Dictionary Offline Free is a great tool for anyone that needs to … Read more
Apple has released a new beta of iOS 6.1.3 for developers.
Dubbed iOS 6.1.3 beta 2, the update is supposed to fix a hole that can let someone gain access to your iPhone by sneaking past the lock screen. Through a small series of steps, including making an emergency call, a person could bypass the passcode in order to make phone calls, listen to voice mail, and check contact photos.
With the dominance of Facebook in the social-networking space, other players are trying to get in on the act, which is not a bad thing. It's good to have options, and competition keeps the major players in check. JustConnected tries to compete against Facebook, but its glitchy performance and lack of participants keep it from truly making a mark.
To use JustConnected, you'll need to sign up for an account, which you can do from the app itself. As with most social-networking services, it does require a bit of information, including your first and last name, birth date, … Read more
We rarely shop for items in a physical store anymore; shopping online is much more convenient from the privacy of our own home. But with so many online stores, it's hard to keep up with the best deals. That's where iDeals comes into play as it aggregates deals from around the Web so you can quickly spot a buy.
iDeals has a pretty straightforward user interface. Deals automatically populate your mobile screen. Each item's picture, along with the price and where to find it are listed. There is a small banner ad across the bottom of the … Read more
Emulating a wind instrument on your smartphone can be loads of fun. Emulating a wind instrument that was used in the popular video game Zelda is even better. With Ocarina you're able to convincingly and beautifully play many different songs on your device. In addition to being fun, this app is very addictive, too.
Ocarina installs quickly and is ready to use with no additional setup. The main screen is in a brilliant blue color, and there are five keys displayed. When pressed, these five keys emit different sounds and in conjunction with one another the key changes. It … Read more
With the multitude of camera applications on the market, it's always hard to choose one that is both functional and fun to use. Pudding Camera promises fast save times, great effects, and quality photos. Unfortunately, it does not deliver completely.
Installing this app is easy enough, and you can to get right to the fun. Pudding Camera takes a novel approach to its user interface. From a bright main menu you select a camera and a film combination. The camera portion of the selection is merely a filter. You may select camera options such as panorama, fish-eye, macro, and … Read more
Live wallpapers seem to be popular, and with the high performance of modern mobile processors, they are becoming more detailed. Koi Free Live Wallpaper is a very detailed simulation of Koi fish that swim around your desktop. Because of its high processor consumption, this one may not be for every user.
Koi Free Live Wallpaper doesn't require any special permissions and the installation is easy due to the lack of options. This app has a pro version available for a fee that includes options to customize the feel of the wallpaper. The wallpaper itself is pretty realistic. It is … Read more
We'd bet you know exactly how many doors and windows there are in your home, and whether each is properly secured. How about your Windows PC? It has doors and (small-w) windows too: they're called ports, and they're how the world gains access to your computer, your data, and your privacy. So, do you know how many ports your computer has, and where they are, and their status? Famatech's Advanced Port Scanner is a free tool that can help you answer those critical questions. It can scan all your ports or just those in ranges you … Read more
Snapseed is a powerful photo-editing app for iOS that you can take with you wherever you go. Simply snap a picture using your iPhone's camera, or use one from your camera roll, and turn it into a high-quality print using the numerous editing and effects tools.
Getting started with Snapseed is easy: simply tap the Camera icon and either take a new picture, choose one from your photo library, or paste one that you have copied. The app has a ton of tools for editing the image, including Automatic and Selective Adjust, Tune Image, Straighten, Crop, Details, Black & … Read more
Every now and then, we come across an iPad app that will appeal to the whole family. Fumble is just such a game. Its simple gameplay will appeal to very young kids, as well as their parents and grandparents.
The point of Fumble is to quickly tap and hold blocks that contain symbols that match the ones displayed at the top of the screen. A bomb tile moves around on the board replacing tiles, so you have to be careful not to touch it as you hold down the tiles. The tile symbols are bright, colorful, and eye-catching. From the … Read more