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.”
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.
So what if you get iOS 5 and you're not too happy with its performance? Or what if you're on a 3GS and just can't handle the slow-downs that occur when you put the later iterations of iOS on your mobile device? Simply downgrade it.
This also works for developers who've updated their iOS devices for development purposes and want to downgrade.
You’re in luck. Plenty of apps for OS X and iOS can give your children something to do -- and think about -- besides blasting zombies while your hands are full. Finding the right ones will take some investigation, but we can get you started.
The developer of the iPad port of Marathon ran into some roadblocks last February while trying to bring the classic franchise up to date. Between some serious technical bugs, and some licensing problems he wasn't even completely sure his work would ever get released.
It won’t help you relive the late-night partying or hobnobbing with your peers, but developers partial to Apple can now access videos and slideshows from 109 different sessions at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference and relive the memories.
For frequent Photoshoppers, Adobe Nav is the most worthwhile of Adobe's trio of iPad apps, built on its new Photoshop Touch SDK. This $1.99 app displays Photoshop’s desktop tools on the iPad screen, allowing you to access them without touching the mouse. Well, most of the tools, at least, with some very notable exceptions.
The idea of World of Warcraft coming to iOS has been a mythical rumor since the first iPhone hit the first palm of the first user. Years have gone by since that time without a peep out of Blizzard about any sort of iOS development. Today however, we at least got a hint from an inside source that Blizzard could get into iOS development at some point.
This problem can be solved in a relatively low-tech manner: a leftovers calendar. If you already have a calendar lying around, you can use that, and if you need to print out a blank calendar, open up iCal, start a new calendar named “blank” (or whatever), uncheck all the other calendars you’re already using, select the Month view, and press Command-P to print that month. Hang this calendar on your fridge, and when you have dinner leftovers, jot them down on the date you made (or bought) them. That way you’ll be able to see at a glance which leftovers have been in your fridge the longest -- just cross ’em off as you eat them. You can even add raw, perishable items (eggs, milk, meat, fresh veggies) to the calendar, marking the day you bought them and the day they expire. Glance at the calendar as you plan your meals, and you’ll be more likely to use it up before it goes bad.