If you frequently find yourself pasting the same text over and over again on the Mac, you’ve no doubt discovered Smile Software’s TextExpander, a handy utility that promises to save keystrokes -- and now, the accompanying iOS version just got even handier with a host of new features.
If you happen to be in the market for a new automobile, don’t be surprised if the salesman whips out an iPad in an effort to answer your questions next time. That’s the latest nationwide effort from automaker Mazda, who is using a specialized iPad app to help push cars out the door.
According to a report from Kotaku, humans are not the only ones fascinated with the iPad. Scott Engel, the iPad Enrichment Coordinator at the Milwaukee County Zoo, leads a program that gives orangutans some weekly screen time with the iPad.
New findings suggest that iOS 5 will include a voice navigation system called "Assistant". This possible app could tap into a user’s address book, email, calendars, phone application, and possibly be able to open links. Apple is apparently partnering with one or two software developers that have had success building these types of applications.
Assistant could be built on the Siri platform. Or, perhaps the Nuance platform. Or, according to this report, both.
McAfee, the company well-known for its PC-focused security software, has launched a new consumer-based anti-theft app for iOS today. WaveSecure, as it's called, will enable users to remotely access their data in case their iPhone or iPad is lost or stolen. Users will also be able to back up their contacts, photos and videos and remotely track the location of where their device is heading via the app's own online portal, and wirelessly restore their contacts.
Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye, this summer has been HOT. Blazing hot, steaming, scorching, and that's before we even get into the weather. Yes, friends, Apple as a company has had just a tremendous year and a killer of a summer. All of which is winding up for what? If you said a dynamite fall, you are on the money, honey. And if you don't even know what I'm talking about, here's a few clues, because there's no "in case" about it, you definitely missed it.
As we edge closer to September, the August rumor cycle begins steaming up. Will September 7 prove the magic day? Will the iPhone 5 make its appearance? Will you be able to buy it that day? And what about this mysterious discount iPhone we keep hearing about? Prepaid? All in the cloud? What gives?
The iPhone, iPad and iPod touch have changed the way we cope with really boring events, like long plane trips or budget meetings. You can, with the tap of a few buttons, download new movies, music, TV shows, books, and apps from wherever you are, as long as you are connected to the internet. Say your plane is delayed and you are stuck in the airport with nothing to do? Boom. You just grabbed two or three episodes of your favorite show on your iPhone, or the latest bestselling novel on your iPad.
But, once you get home, how do you get all of those goodies back on your Mac to watch later? That's what we're here to tell you.
I'm not sure what the correlation is between pudding and haunted houses. I've never seen anyone eat pudding in one. Maybe the connection between sweets and scares is Halloween, though I can't recall ever getting pudding while trick-or-treating (it would make the bag all sticky). No matter the tenuous premise, Pudding Panic's concoction of sugar and shocks is a winning formula.
iOS devices are great on their own, but if you're constantly using your Mac for work or other personal projects, you might feel like you're not fully utilizing your iPad and iPhone. With a few applications, however, you can transform your iPhone into a trackpad or your iPad into an external display and control desktop applications like Keynote and iTunes right from your mobile device. Read on to find out how.