Procrastination is a major killer. You might be the fastest worker in the office, but if you’re not actually, you know, working, you’re in for some long nights. If you’re a chronic procrastinator, there’s little-to-no chance you’re going to take the extra time to fill out complex to-do lists to get your work in order. That’s where iProcrastinate comes in.
Anger problem? Don’t punch us for this suggestion (kidding!), but there’s a trio of iPhone apps in which a Muppet-esque “doctor” named Shrinky (shrinky.net) talks you through mental health–related topics. Shrinky: Anxiety and Shrinky’s Anger Remedy are $2.99; Shrinky: Cheap Chill is $0.99. It seems silly at first, but if you listen to the puppet (through headphones, ideally) and follow his calming instructions, you should actually feel better. And at the very least, you’re taking a proactive step toward doing so, instead of simply reacting to whatever made you angry in the first place.
Stressed out? We feel you. Stress is the worst. Fortunately, the iTunes Store has tons of solutions. Podcasts are free, and searching for “stress” yields dozens of results. Since different people will respond to different techniques, download a few episodes and listen to them on your commute or in a quiet corner with headphones. A couple of our favorites are Dr. Harry Henshaw’s Enhanced Healing Podcast, which features relaxation music and binaural tones at five minutes an episode, and The Meditation Coach Podcast’s episodes “8-minute Guided Breath Meditation with Theta Rain” and “4-minute Mini Vacation Guided Meditation.”
I've always had tremendous respect for the blind. While many cope with this disability every day, I can't even imagine not being able to see where I'm going or play most videogames. Indie developer Ananse Productions won't be able to assist the former, but they could with the latter. Their recent iOS puzzler, Stem Stumper was built from the ground up to be accessible to the vision impaired.
Part of every stereotypical tourist vacation is planning out itineraries, which generally can require a lot of time and research, and possibly cash spent on guidebooks to exotic locales. SpotWorld aims to take all -- or at least most -- of the hassle of planning expeditions by compiling all the information you need into a combo GPS, hotspot guide, encyclopedia, and light community networking app.
Summer's here, it's getting beautiful out and that can mean only one thing: heading out to catch live entertainment.
With that in mind, Mac|Life would like to present its first ever Summer Concert App Round Up, wherein we look at some of the iOS apps that are out there for finding local venues and/or their assorted tickets, give them the thumbs up or thumbs down and let you know what rocks and what definitively does not rock...
Because it's summer. And it's important to rock out in the summer.
Remember when you were little and your bed was made each day and your clothes magically washed and folded themselves? Yeah, that doesn’t happen anymore. But with a little help from your Apple products, it’ll feel like your mom’s living with you all over again (with 100 percent less nagging).
The Neverhood was hardly Doom when it came to popularity when it released way back in 1996, but this adventure game was (and still is) extremely unique. That's thanks in large part to the fact that its graphics are 100% claymation.
Apple received registered trademark status for the number 280 last week. Uh, sure. Of course they did. But what does this mean? We sometimes use those numbers; do we have to download them now from the App Store?
We’ve all been there. You work eight hours, come back home, and drive to the grocery store, and it’s not until you get home again that you remember you had to pick up your dry-cleaning. Before you know it, it’s time for bed and you left your children at karate class. Oh well, you’ll just have to pick them up tomorrow.