How to create iCloud contact groups for iPhone, iPad (Mini, Air) and iPod Touch

This post shows you how to create contact groups in iCloud and easily send emails and texts to lists of people using your iOS device. If you’re like me, there are groups of people that you send texts and emails to all the time. It used to be that every time I needed to contact a given group I had to type each of their names individually into the To: field in the Messages app or my favorite email app. However, I recently discovered an easy way to create groups of contacts and quickly send them messages all at once in Continue Reading →

Free App of the Week for iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

Free App of the Week for iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

PopAGraph is the free app of the week for iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch! Click on the icon to the left or the link below to get your free app this week. This is a paid app that Apple is discounting to “FREE” for one week. Check back every Friday for the new App of the Week. The apps typically are universal apps meaning that they work on all iOS devices – iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. Get it while you can by following this link: PopAGraph Description of the App: Every iPhoneographer is looking for that unique distinctive Continue Reading →

AR7 Review – Find beautiful wallpapers for your iPhone or iPod Touch

This is a review of AR7, a recently released app that helps you find beautiful wallpapers for your iPhone or iPod Touch. One of the easiest ways to spruce up your iOS device is to change its wallpaper. AR7, which was recently released on the App Store, is a great, simple app that showcases the wallpaper designs of @AR72014, an Italian designer and developer. I found @AR72014’s wallpapers a few months back on Twitter and since then have frequently used them on my iPhone 5. He has a knack for designing beautiful, minimalistic wallpapers that enhance the look and feel Continue Reading →

Get Rewarded for watching TV – A Viggle Review for iPad (mini), iPhone, iPod Touch

You are already watching TV, why not get rewarded for it

Do you love to watch TV? Do you love to earn points to use for shopping? Why not mix those two loves together. That’s what Viggle does. Whenever you are watching TV, just open your Viggle app and “check in” to that show. Viggle will “listen” to the show, recognize what you are watching and give you information about that show. You can click on to IMDB and get deeper info about that show. You can also find out more by clicking the Facebook link, the Twitter link or the Wikipedia link. For each minute you watch, you get a Continue Reading →

DeskConnect – Send photos, websites, directions, and text between Mac, iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

This post reviews DeskConnect, a simple solution for sending photos, websites, directions, text, and more between your Mac, iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch.   Have you ever been viewing a website on your Mac and wanted to take it with you on your iPhone? Or have you looked up directions using Google Maps on your Mac and wanted to send them to the Google Maps app on your iPhone? Or have you selected some text on your iPhone that you’d like to edit on your iPad? Or perhaps you’ve taken a photo using your iPhone that you’d like to Continue Reading →

Google Play Music – Free cloud music storage for iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

Recently, Google’s Play Music app hit the App Store. With this release, Google has brought its iTunes Match competitor to iOS. I’ve been using Google Play Music for a few days now on my iPhone. In this post, I’ll review the app and my experience with it and compare and contrast it with iTunes Match. What is Google Play Music? – Google Play Music is a cloud storage solution for your music library. Google Play Music differs from services like Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes Radio which allow you to “rent” tracks via a subscription or for free with ads. Similar to iTunes Continue Reading →

How to use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch as a Point of Sale and Cash Register System

How to use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch as a Point of Sale and Cash Register System using Square. As the Manager of The Bridge Coffee House in North Seattle, having a simple and straight forward Point of Sale Unit (POS) is essential. When our old “Sharp” cash register started malfunctioning after being stolen twice and left soaking in the rain in our parking lot, I knew it was time for two things… a better security system and a new cash register. As a longtime Apple user, naturally my first instinct was to begin researching the different avenues of utilizing Continue Reading →

Add High Quality SLR Effects to your photos with free iPhone-iPod Touch App – Tadaa SLR

Add High Quality SLR Effects to your photos with free iPhone-iPod Touch App - Tadaa SLR

If you are looking for a way to add high quality SLR effects to your photos, then check out this free iPhone and iPod Touch app that will to just that. The iPhone and iPod Touch have made capturing photos easier than ever before. And now, you can capture even better photos with the improved optics in the iPhone 5s and all the software magic of iOS 7. But, what if you want to make your photos look like they were shot with a high quality SLR camera? Tadaa SLR is the answer. This app allows you to edit an existing Continue Reading →

The Best Travel Guide Apps go Free for the next 4 days for iPhone, iPad (Mini) and iPod Touch

The Best Travel Guide Apps go Free for the next 4 days for iPhone, iPad (Mini) and iPod Touch

mTrip, the company that builds my favorite travel app, has just announced that it will be discounting its travel apps to Free for a limited time. There are a set of travel apps that will be free each day over the next 4 days, so be sure to check back daily to get the travel apps for the cities you want. A little over a year ago, I had the privilege of traveling to Shanghai, China. There is an mTrip travel app for Shanghai and so I purchased it at the time for $4.99. I used the app every day. Continue Reading →

Automate simple tasks – IFTTT for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad (mini)

If you’re like me, then you’re one of those people that is always looking for ways to get things done faster all the while better maximizing your time. As a long time mac user I’ve frequently played around with the built in “Automator” tool that allows you to make simple scripts (or applications) that automate redundant tasks for you. While Automator isn’t available for iPhone, the new mobile application IFTTT (If This Then That – pronounced like gift without the “g”) allows you to build simple, yet powerful “recipes” as they call it that are both useful and help automate Continue Reading →