Not too long ago, undertaking academic research away from your desk involved what felt like outfitting yourself for a long expedition. Those days aren't completely behind us, but today's scholars are fortunate in that iOS devices fill many of the same roles once provided by those piles of notebooks, recorders, and books, thus allowing you to take your research everywhere. Apps like Dropbox and Evernote are great options that help with research alongside many other potential tasks, but when you're specifically looking to improve your research habits, these eight apps will make your work easier and more portable regardless of your field.
A pretty spread out bunch of news stories this week. Whether it's the nation's number four carrier picking up the iPhone at long last or the nation's number one saying they could easily follow suit in getting rid of contracts, it's all the news you missed this week while you were working or some other nonsense. So come on, Apple fans, get a load of the news of the week.
Your iPhone can’t make you exercise more or change your diet. But it can help you make your life more social, more creative, and way more fun. With so many health and fitness apps aimed at helping you take care of yourself, your Mac and iOS device can be sources of support and inspiration — and all the nerdy statistics you’d ever want. No matter what your initial fitness level or your own goals (maybe you just want to sleep better, feel less stressed, or find a new trail to walk your dog), we hope something here speaks to you.
We're only a few days into the 2013 Major League Baseball season, and already we've some great (or almost great) moments – like the double home run performance from Nationals phenom Bryce Harper on opening day, and Yu Darvish's near-perfect game for the Rangers. It's been a long winter, but we all have about seven months of professional ball to look forward to, and a variety of great apps can make your baseball-loving experience even better this season. Whether you're looking for quick scores, detailed stat breakdowns, or live streaming games, check out these eight iOS apps for following the 2013 baseball season.
We've got free apps highlighted, some hints of what might be upcoming in Jony Ive's redesigns of all things iOS, and some struggles Cupertino (and developers) seem to be having with iCloud. All of that and more in this week's stories too hot to miss.
It often feels like it takes a lot of work to make any sort of major impact in the world, and that can seem overwhelming. But there are people who are changing lives on a daily basis without thinking anything of it. Doing volunteer work is one of the most rewarding ways that a person can spend their extra hours, and putting in a little effort individually or with a nonprofit can help improve the community, the lives of its citizens, and your own. April is just around the corner, and it's National Volunteer Month, so if you're looking for opportunities to get involved and make a difference, be sure to check out these eight iOS apps.
There's a very good chance we'll see the next iPhone by late summer, if history holds true. But maybe you're still in the market for a new smartphone, and looking to save a few bucks. Well, it's not a ground-shaking promotion by any means, but Apple is throwing free, next day shipping on every single model of iPhone.
Sooo, what's this about Google Keep? Hahaha, now the company that's pulling your carefully curated Reader feeds wants you to give them some notes? Riiiight. Anywho, what's going on with Cupertino-related news and the tech constellation that surrounds them?
Only three things really matter in Hotline Miami: speed, surprise, and savagery. Highly stylized and yet shockingly realistic in its depiction of violence, the game pits a seemingly mute, possibly psychotic vigilante against buildings full of heavily armed Russian gangsters, and gives him just one goal: Kill everything that moves. True, that description could apply to any number of other bare-bones video-game plotlines, but Hotline Miami's mix of taut top-down strategy, hair-trigger ultraviolence, and neon-drenched '80s style make it utterly unique.
Meeting new people isn't as easy as it seems, especially when not in a work or school setting where you're required to communicate with others on a regular basis. If you're not the kind of person to hit up the bar and start talking to the first person you see, but have no problem jumping online and chatting with people you've never met, then maybe it's time to find some middle ground between the two approaches. We've collected eight apps that connect you with locals near you who you can talk to. Find some common ground in conversation and maybe you'll meet on common ground for real.