Eating at the same restaurants over and over gets boring pretty quickly, but there are lots of ways to find new hot spots. Twitter has recently become a great place to find new stuff to eat. If you have a favorite restaurant that’s on Twitter, check out their profile to see whom they follow. Chances are, you’ll find lots of other local chefs and food fans tweeting about your local dining scene.
You look out the window and the sun is shining brightly and there’s not a cloud in the sky. You step out the door, your elbows are immediately covered in a thin layer of ice, and you can no longer feel your fingers. Yeah, the next time someone tells you to look out the window when you ask what the weather is, just poke them with your stubby frostbitten fingers.
Sure, you could get an iPhone app like Grocery Gadget ($3.99) that lets you share a unified grocery list with your family members, and that could help you remember to schlep to the store for toilet paper, diapers, Doritos, or other can’t-live-without-it household staples. Or you could use Amazon.com’s brilliant Subscribe feature to keep yourself from running out in the first place -- and save money while you’re at it.
iOS developer Readdle has had a busy year pushing out new features for its portfolio of iPhone, iPad and iPhone touch apps, including Calendars, the company’s Google Calendar client that just got a fresh new update with faster sync, updated week view and better Google Tasks support.
Sometimes there's an iOS app that comes out that reflects a great, unique idea. And sometimes that great, unique idea gets thoroughly trashed in the implementation by whatever consulting company was assigned to create the iOS app and make sure it found its way to the App Store. We can't say for certain that's exactly how it went, but this seems to be the case with Cooktorial, a cooking utility for the iOS.
If we had our way, we wouldn’t wake up till it’s time to decide what’s for lunch. But when that’s not possible, your gadgets can help. First, make sure you’re getting enough sleep in the first place. Apps for iOS like Sleep ($0.99, universal), can ease you into slumberland with a mix of soothing sound effects and your own tunes, then fade out after a preset time.
An big update to the innovative Flipboard app was released in the App Store today. Promising to improve the reader experience, Flipboard, already a popular leading player among social news reading apps, grew some big muscles recently and is now starting to flex them.
Just what turned a quivering block of tofu into a stretching and leaping martial artist isn't clear, but he's got his work cut out for him. Across 100 tricky levels, he'll have to dodge rows of spikes, leap past spinning blades, learn the timing of deadly intermittent laser beams, and more. To-Fu bounces off metal plates, slides down glass, rides rotating wooden blocks, and warps between color-coded teleporters.