iOS 5 will reportedly add location-based reminders this Fall, but that doesn't do you much good right now, does it? Place Clock fills the current gap in functionality quite nicely, provided you can accept a few shortcomings.
While a recently revealed YouTube video shows that Skype is about to unleash a native app for the iPad at long last, competitor fring is not content to rest on its laurels, with a new universal update that finally brings the video chatting fun to iPad users.
There have always been motivated people, the ones who never stopped, never rested, and were always on the lookout for a way to make extra money and better their lives. And there have always been lazy people, the ones who knew what needed to be done but would rather pay someone else to do it for them. With the AirRun app for iPhone, these forces finally meet.
Luckily, there are plenty of recipe apps for iOS to get you started. New York Times food guy Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything ($4.99 iPhone, $9.99 iPad) can teach you -- well, how to cook everything. Instructions are clear, and the recipes are simple enough for beginners, and delicious enough that you’ll keep coming back to them as your skills grow. Ratio ($4.99, iPhone) is based on Michael Ruhlman’s book of the same name, but it focuses on the building blocks of cooking.
Long-distance relationships are tough, but when you snag somebody way, way out of your league, you gotta make it work somehow. Luckily, technology means you never have to go too long without seeing your significant other.
Remember that quote by Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” He’s right. Jerry Seinfeld kept a calendar to get him to write new jokes daily -- every day when he’d sit down and write he’d mark a big red X over that day on a yearly calendar hung on his wall. Once those X’s start to chain up, “Your only job is to not break the chain. Don’t break the chain.”
Most of the time, a one-person party just isn’t a party -- at least not a fun one. And sadly, that’s true with the iOS version of You Don’t Know Jack, which pretty much ruins an otherwise wonderful, evilly clever game by forcing it into a single-player-only coffin.
Money might not be able to buy happiness, but a lack of it can sure bring a whole lot of misery. If you’re willing to spend a few bucks sensibly in the App Store, sticking to a budget will be easier, and you’ll be flashing that several-hundred-dollar smile in no time.
Before you can work out your monthly budget, you’ll need to map out your expenses, starting with recurring bills. For complete control of your financial burdens—including a sortable calendar, cloud syncing, and due-date notifications—grab your unpaid bills, a copy of BillMinder ($1.99 iPhone, $4.99 iPad) and start inputting.
Look, we all could use a little extra money. Unfortunately, jobs are hard to come by. And if you’ve already got one, it’s even harder to find additional work at times you’re actually capable of working. The good news is that, thanks to your iOS device, you can quickly find people who are willing to pay for menial things. Our favorite among them is Gigwalk (free), which lets you earn extra money while you’re out and about.
Over half the MacLife staff is out of the office today, no doubt soakin' up the sunshine and having all kinds of fun. And we're here putting the finishing touches on another installment of Price Drop, so your weekend can be as good as theirs -- thanks to some generous iOS app developers who have slashed the prices on these handy helpers and cool games to help you kick back. Most of the apps in this week's roundup are even free! Free, like our lucky, lucky coworkers...