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 →

Create your own beats with MadPad for iPad(mini), iPhone, iPod touch

Create your own beats with MadPad for iPad(mini)/iPhone/iPod touch

Want to create your own beats? Want to make a fun video? Want to involve a bunch of friends or family members? MadPad is for you. Essentially it is a virtual drum kit, but the drums are any noise you want to make. You get 12 boxes to work with. Each box lets you record any sound you want. Remember, the length of the sound/word you make is how log that clip will be. If you want to say something and keep a beat you will need to make sure your words are fitting to a beat. HOW TO: When Continue Reading →

The Top Note-taking app for iPad (mini)

Notability – The Top Note-taking app for iPad (mini) There are a rare few iPad (mini) apps that actually make it onto my dock. Today I’m excited to introduce to you one of my most favorite note taking applications called “Notability”. Notability’s features, ingenuity, and ease of use have made it my top note taking application that I recommend to anyone as a “must-have”. Here are some of the features that really drew me to this app over other note taking apps such as Paper and Penultimate: Cloud Syncing and Backup: Notability supports back ups utilizing Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, 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 →

Best Apps to Edit Microsoft Office Documents (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) in iOS 7

Best Apps to Edit Microsoft Office Documents (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) in iOS 7

This article will recommend the best apps to edit Microsoft Office Documents (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) in iOS 7. I recommended some apps awhile back that worked well to edit Office documents on the iPad (Mini), iPhone, and iPod Touch. However, a lot has changed since I wrote that article. So, an update is in order to provide you with the best apps to edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents in iOS 7. 1. Office2 (iPhone and iPod Touch) and Office2 HD (iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Mini) Office2 and Office2 HD are full featured apps for editing Microsoft Office documents. They 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 →

1Password App discounted by more than 50%

1Password App discounted by more than 50%

1Password [Direct Link] is by far my most used app next to the built-in apps like Phone, Messages, Calendar, Camera, and Mail. I use 1Password every day. I was able to purchase 1Password awhile back for 50% off which is an incredible value based on how much the app can do. I have written before about 1Password and you can see the review here: 1Password App – Effortlessly remember all your logins and passwords. To summarize, 1Password is an app that allows you to input all of your logins, passwords, profile info, and even credit cards into a single location behind 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 →