Earlier this year Pandora added the Sleep Timer function to their mobile app so Pandora listeners can fall asleep to their favorite stations. Now users can also wake up to their beloved tunes with the new Pandora Alarm Clock feature. No longer are music lovers having to settle for the stock alarm clock with its limited selections (Thanks to iOS, quacking ducks now enrage me to no end). This long-awaited and much-welcome feature comes with the standard alarm clock package: timer and snooze functions -- and even ties in with the Sleep Timer. … Read more
It's a Prizefight punchout between Apple and Google once again and both sides of this longstanding have brought their best 7-inch tablets to the table.
Apple's iPad Mini finally brings its Retina Display, the best-designed 7-inch tablet, and the power of its iTunes and App Store ecosystems.
The new Nexus 7, which is one of the most feature-packed 7-inch tablets on the market today, is pushing the 7-inch tablet into new territory with its full-HD display, and the Google Play store is no longer a weak spot for Android.
Which tablet will reign supreme? Apple's iPad Mini … Read more
Pinterest updated its iPad app for iOS 7 on Wednesday, giving it a visual redesign and promising speedier navigation.
The company said its newly released app features new menus that make it easier to navigate, according to a blog post. Users will see related boards while pinning an item and a menu across the bottom of the screen.
Users also can press and hold a board to surface related boards or to share it with another Pinterest user directly, or e-mail it.
Additionally, Pinterest said it recently has added to its site the ability to create three more secret boards, … Read more
Southwest Airlines said Wednesday that it will begin offering passengers with iOS devices the ability to use iMessage, Apple's proprietary messaging system, from gate to gate.
The new service, which will be available to anyone with a device running iOS 5 or later, will cost $2, and work throughout the flight. Southwest is partnering with Global Eagle Entertainment to offer the connectivity.
The airline said it plans to expand the service to Android devices next year.
Southwest offers passengers in-flight Wi-Fi for $8, but it clearly feels that some people want to stay connected with friends, co-workers, or family, … Read more
Google Drive for iOS continues to take small steps in becoming more like its Android counterpart.
Yesterday, Google updated the app with two small but welcome additions: file sorting and a find/replace feature for documents.
Now, when viewing your main file list, you'll see a Sort button in the upper-right corner. Tap it to access the following new options:Last edited by me Last modified Last opened by me Title (the default)
Google Drive also offers a helpful new tool for anyone who relies on the app for document editing: find-and-replace.
When you have a document open, you … Read more
Die-hard "Star Trek" fans may remember the franchise's very first game released in 1979, called Phaser Strike, for Milton Bradley's Microvision. Though a far cry from any modern conception of gaming, Phaser Strike still retains the intrinsic relationship with the 1960s "Star Trek" and its vision of the far-off future, now ripe for nostalgia for everything from the early days of television to science fiction's steady influence on pop culture.
Thirty-four years later, "Star Trek" is returning to its retro roots -- though with a bit of a technological upgrade -- with Trexels. The new video game venture will debut on the App Store Wednesday at 9 p.m. PT (Thursday at 12 a.m. ET) in the form of a $2.99 iOS game for iPhone and iPad. Equipped with an 8-bit art style and a time-shifting plot line, Trexels mashes up the series' later characters from "The Next Generation" with those of the original crew. … Read more
Google developers are proposing technology that would let Web apps unlock Chrome OS machines without requiring people to type in a password.
The chrome.screenlockPrivate feature would let an app wake up a Chromebook or Chromebox if it judges a person to be present based on trusted data from Bluetooth, NFC, or USB ports.
"A platform app may use the USB, NFC, and/or Bluetooth APIs to communicate with a secondary trusted device such as a phone, ring, watch, or badge, thereby allowing that trusted device to serve as an alternative form of authentication for the user," said … Read more
Apple's Gatekeeper security system in OS X allows you to limit running applications to those that are created by trusted developers. With this feature enabled, if you open an unsigned program directly instead of using the contextual menu, then you will get an error message and the program will not execute.
However, Gatekeeper also detects whether a program has potentially been altered, and will prevent such a program from running. This is an effort to prevent programs, signed or otherwise, from being tampered with by malware and hackers. When this happens, the system will issue a similar Gatekeeper warning … Read more
Given that the popular to-do list app Any.do has a simple, polished design, it's no surprise that the company's new calendar app, Cal, would also be visually stunning. Cal uses Any.do's simple aesthetic, but adds a library of impressive photos to jazzy up your boring calendar.
If you're unfamiliar, Any.Do is a to-do list app for iOS and Android with a clean, polished design and a ton of features. For instance, it knows when you miss a call and asks if you want to follow up and helps you schedule meetings from your … Read more