It's time to let all of you in on a little secret from Free App Friday Headquarters. Usually we keep our nose to the grindstone looking for first-rate apps that might not warrant a full review, but are worth your time. Sometimes, while waiting for clothes to tumble dry, the iTunes Store can reveal magic. Super Snack Time is such an app, and you'll want to drop in an extra quarter to make sure everything's nice and toasty.
From the handy to the hobbyist, the internet contains a vast and endless ocean of schematics and projects for all skill levels to occupy time, gussy up homes, and improve lives. While there are many hubs out there to hone your skills, Instructables is simply the most all-encompassing DIY site you'll find. Whether it's cooking homemade "Sweet Tarts" or building a vintage bookshelf, there are detailed instructions to get you from start to finish. However, sometimes you need to have that guide right by your side, and that's why the iPhone app is highlighted for this week's Free App Friday.
Kids today have no idea how good they've got it. Long before Skylanders entered their Portal of Power, when the monsters in your pocket came from Matchbox, the only options for peculiar pets came in the form of an iguana or granite. This all changed with the arrival of the Tamagotchi, the first digital pet to catch on in the US. Like all fads among children, the Tamagotchi would experience a meteoric rise, create controversy amongst adults, and then eventually go the way of the pog. However, the Tamagotchi's legacy isn't forgotten, and in fact is celebrated with perfect emulation in Tamagotchi L.i.f.e.
Do you often find yourself skipping out on events because you don't have the time to attend? Temporal angst is on the rise despite all of the modern conveniences around today, as we've decided to fill our free time with that much more work. uTemporis's Time to Enjoy arrives on the scene, ends excuses and commands you to have fun.
Every Free App Friday we bring you a nuanced look at some of the best and brightest free content available in the App Store. This week, however, we're going to take a look at some smaller apps you might have missed over the past few months. While these offerings may be bite-sized, we still think they're worth sinking your teeth into.
Did you know that the print version of TV Guide still exists? When I was a child, this was one of those mythic publications that sat on grocery store checkout aisles next to the tabloids as a bastion of sanity. When I'd visit my grandparents, the weekly guide would be stuffed into my grandmother's chair in the pocket reserved usually only for crossword puzzles and word searches. Later on in my youth, the TV Guide channel's rolling parade of listings probably took a few hours of my time that could've been spent learning a foreign language. Though both of these institutional pillars still exist, the days of charts and grids are behind us, and the TV Guide has finally hit the 21st century.
There comes a time in one's life when they start to remember something as simple as the price of a movie ticket being significantly cheaper when they were young. I remember when a night at the movies was only similar to registering for a unit in junior college, whereas now it seems more like a weekend seminar at an Ivy League. The only thing taxing on your heart when going to the local cineplex should be the approximation of butter that comes from a spout.
Trivia contests are one of those things for which most people feel like they have expertise in at least a single category. It is soul-crushing to realize that as much as you think you know something, there's someone at the pub quiz who likely spent at least two semesters on the topic, and then they proceed to crush you beneath their boots. Embracing humility, nothing will more rapidly prepare you to accept your mortal insignificance before the cosmos than your first encounter with 94 Seconds by Scimob.
When I was in college, I went to more concerts and shows than I had full nights of sleep. As I've gotten older, I've found that going to a concert is getting a lot more difficult. Juggling work and other responsibilities, it seems to require months of planning just to make it to a gig. However, sometimes I have a free night and I want to go see a show, and this is where Timbre steps in.
The age of new media has left us adrift in a sea of content rudderless, with many different services hoping to navigate in a direction that lands them a sweet cut of ad revenue. Since many of the original turn-of- the-millennium content curators remain as shambling zombies hungry for brains, new upstarts hope to learn from the past when bringing content directly to your device. Thirst, new and ambitious, is gathering a ton of attention and trying to separate itself from the pack.