I'm going on a road trip this summer and while I've been perfecting my Spotify playlist for the occasion, I'd like to use the trip as an excuse to discover new music, too. One of my favorite places to discover music is on NPR. Sometimes they'll stream the new album of one of my favorite independent artists, and sometimes they'll have news story about some incredibly melodious sub-genre I might want to delve into. With their iPhone app, now I can get all this music on demand.
Square is on a roll with its iOS-based payment system, but much like Apple itself, the company isn’t content to rest on its previous success. Instead, they’ve introduced a new free app called Square Register with the intention of converting an iPad into a full-fledged point of sale cash register.
Looking for a viable alternative to Evernote? Microsoft OneNote for iPad is an incredibly powerful note-taking application that stores all of your to-dos, notes, photos, and clippings in the cloud. And just like Evernote, it's free!
While it’s easy to find amazing deals on most every aspect of our lives thanks to the internet, discovering new apps can be a challenge -- and discovering App Store deals can be downright impossible. Enter Iddiction, Inc., whose new App-o-Day service is being billed as “the Groupon for apps.”
You love your friends and their sometimes unintelligible tweets and Facebook posts, so why not turn them into a novel? Storify lets you create stories out of your social networks. Finally! You can do a little damage to the High School Beauty Queen's Facebook timeline. Or maybe that's just my fantasy…
Welcome to another thrilling rendition of Free App Friday. While the new Messages beta for OS X is what's on everyone's minds (and you can read Susie's first impressions about the beta app here), maybe there's some of you out there who don't want to text message with your Apple ID and would rather employ your Google Voice number instead. BigPhone Lite is a free Mac App that lets you utilize Google Voice from your computer. So now, when you're engrossed in an angry text fight, you don't have to get frustrated that you can't get your point across fast enough.
And we're back! It's not as exciting as A Dinosaur's Story from 1993, but it does involve free apps. And who doesn't love free stuff?
What's on the agenda for this week? For you Instagram addicts, which has apparently become the new Flickr for iPhone users, InstaPad is an Instagram gallery for the iPad. Currently, there's no convenient way to really go through an Instagram gallery on your Apple tablet, but Instapad lets you browse through popular photos and snapshots from your friends, as well as follow new people and favorite or comment on photos.
Apple has set the stage for a textbook revolution with the new iBooks 2 and free iBooks Author software, but as it turns out, that was only the first of the company’s plans to unveil in New York City today -- Cupertino is also introducing a new iTunes U app for allowing colleges and universities to share their knowledge with the world.
Cloud-based services have fast become The Next Big Thing, particularly for mobile devices with always-on data connections. OnLive is a pioneer in this category, providing cloud-based gaming to a rabid user base for some time now, but what’s in store for the company’s second act? How about an iPad app that brings a slick, touch-based Windows 7 experience complete with Microsoft Office and 2GB of cloud storage, all for free? OnLive Desktop makes it possible.
When it comes to wrangling the power of the cloud, few companies have done it as well as OnLive, the folks who have revolutionizing online gaming. Thankfully for us, they aren’t going to stop there. On Thursday, a new iPad app arrives called OnLive Desktop, which brings the full Windows 7 desktop experience to Cupertino’s beloved tablet -- and it’s free.