You know what they say about idle hands. With the holidays barreling down at us full speed and the lull of winter setting in, keeping busy with fun and interesting new crafts is a great way to stave off the seasonal doldrums while also saving on those credit card-busting shopping sprees. If you fancy yourself the creative type, now is the perfect time to start a new project. Why not grab some of these inventive apps to inspire your artistic side?
Looks like another week has come and gone and here we are, checking out the fancy new iTunes and the sweet skinny new iMacs and all the other cool new Apple news that happened. PONG is finally here, Siri's in the news, and more. So get reading, people.
Attention, all residents of metropolitan areas: your previous methods of finding the hip new spot for drinks, the latest news in your neighborhood, and upcoming events are now completely obsolete. SPUN: City News hopes to be your one-stop feed for all things about the city you're in, and it does a hell of a job.
If Evernote and Keynote and NovaMind all got together and had a baby (never mind the mechanics, OK?), the offspring might look a little like Zengobi's Curio. A virtual whiteboard with presentation capacities, Curio has the organizational chops of Evernote, mind-mapping capabilities comparable to the best apps, and the ability to run slideshows with transitions, though with a limited palette.
Taken together, Curio is one fast-loading, responsive package with fantastic potential and tons of flexibility. If there's a downside, it's Curio's price: $100 for new users and $50 for upgraders.
It's a slow week for news, as most people took off halfway through the week to prepare themselves for an epic feast of gluttony and deliciousness. But the news marches on and Apple stories are no different. So what did happen? What did we talk about? What are the rumors out there? Let's take a peek.
With so many stores participating and savings galore to be had, you can't take Black Friday lightly -- you have to go in with a battle plan. We have eight apps that will guide you through the trenches of the retail war zone and make sure that you get all your savings with minimal exposure to the overplayed holiday music pumping through the speakers at every stop you make.
A time to gather together with loved ones, scarf down gluttonous volumes of deliciously cooked foods, and give thanks for all of the great things happening in your life, Thanksgiving is a wonderful once-a-year opportunity to gorge on the spice of life. With lots of family, food, and fun also comes a lot of hard work and more than a little craziness both inside and outside of the kitchen. We aim to make your turkey day smoother one with this selection of helpful apps for planning, prepping, cooking, and keeping everyone happy during this festive holiday.
Well, this is the last weekend you have to relax and enjoy yourself before the ridiculous onslaught of holiday shopping and events consumes your every waking minute with errands and shopping and parties and decorating and trying to figure out how to wrap gifts and what to get and oh my we're getting a little excited (and a little exhausted) just thinking about it. Well, here's the week that was. Get at it. (Note, not Santa to our right.)
With mobile media and the Internet taking over as the primary sources of information discovery, soon the cable networks may find themselves as fearful as their print counterparts. Startup NowThisNews aims to to be your one-stop video hub for all of the goings-on in the world. Considering their partnership with Buzzfeed, and big names associated with ABC, CNN and the Washington Post, they just may succeed.
Apple’s ditched the 30-pin connector on new iPods and iPhones, so if you’re still connecting your device to a speaker dock, you’ll need an adapter if you upgrade your device. Or you can just upgrade your speakers too--Bluetooth speakers like the handsome Logitech UE Boombox ($249.99, www.logitech.com) stream your music from old and new iPhones, with no docking required. And you can win one this month.