Hey students, your report card can now earn you a free cell phone plan. Best Buy and Sprint announced Monday that they've teamed up to offer free unlimited talk and text, plus 1GB of data, for one full year to students.
It works like this: Head to Best Buy between November 18 and January 4 and buy a new feature phone or smartphone at the Student Activated Price (the average phone price is $530), and activate it on a Sprint Unlimited, My Way plan. You'll need to pay for the cost of the phone, plus a $36 activation … Read more
Basketball Playbook HD Free provides tools to create playbook entries on a basketball court screen with your iPhone. The result is useful for practicing drawing up plays but without options to save or share your play calls and drawings, the app is little more than a sandbox for testing out new play ideas on the go. That can still be useful for a lot of people, players and coaches alike, but it limits the usefulness of the app.
When you open Basketball Playbook HD Free, you can choose from numerous court designs to display on your screen, and then you … Read more
Fireplace Live HD Free is exactly as it sounds -- an app that will display a digital fireplace onscreen. It offers a handful of options for how to display that fireplace and the core functions are all free to use; but like most simulated fireplaces, windows, or other effects on the phone, the app has some issues related to the ads.
When you open the app it will automatically load to the default fire. You can tap the settings menu at any time to change between one of four different fire options. On newer iPhones you can switch to HD … Read more
Futsal Board Free adds to the long list of great play-calling apps for the iOS platform and manages to stand out as one of the more complete and feature rich. The app includes a range of options from full court to half, chapter settings, and a record function -- making it a very useful tool for players and coaches, alike. There's a steep learning curve here, but the payoff is worth it.
When you load Futsal Board Free for the first time, the app places every marker on the screen including all of the player markers and the ball. … Read more
Play Tube Free is another third-party YouTube browsing tool, but it goes beyond what many others offer to incorporate built-in music search tools. From top lists for music videos currently on YouTube to a toggle search button to switch between video and music search on YouTube, this feels like a native music app and it runs very quickly and smoothly with an iOS 7-inspired interface.
When you load Play Tube Free for the first time, you can start searching right away. The main screen shows you top videos like Charlie Bit My Finger, but from there you can customize by … Read more
I lived in New York City during the late 1990s and early Aughts, which is to say I lived in New York City at a time that predated the iPhone. I returned to New York last week and could not believe how different the city felt as the majority of pedestrians were walking around staring at or tapping on their phones. Eye contact was never something found in abundance in New York, but last week I felt as though I were surrounded by the (briskly) walking dead while ambling about the city, except instead of coming after my brains, these … Read more
MyCalendar TopSecrete is not a calendar app at all but a way to hide your personal images, videos, and more on your iPhone. The app uses a calendar overlay and a clever password system to lock out those images and "hide" them behind a facade that most people won't see through, over a casual glance. The setup process can be a bit confusing, but it generally works quite well.
When you open the app for the first time, there is no indication of what you're supposed to do. There is a blank calendar onscreen with no … Read more
Zappos has released its Windows 8 shopping app just in time for the holidays. Though the app can be used on any system that runs Windows 8, it's tailor-made for the touch screen, which should benefit users with devices like the Microsoft Surface or the Dell Venue 8 Pro.
The entire catalog of products is available for purchase with the Zappos app. To encourage Windows 8 users to place orders with the app, Zappos is offering free next-business-day shipping through the end of the year (US customers only).
Zappos already offers free standard shipping, but next-day shipping normally costs … Read more
Jedi Masters answer their cell phones with gesture. Now Androids can, too, and without help from the Force, if they have Necta's Air Call-Accept (free). Air Call-Accept lets you answer your Android smartphone with a wave of your hand. It uses your phone's built-in motion sensor to detect when you pass your hand over the phone or place it near your ear when it's ringing and answers the call. It's great for drivers or anyone who uses a Bluetooth headset (or the phone's speaker). Air Call-Accept (free) is a freeware version of a premium app … Read more