In a victory for the impatient (or merely bored), a 28-member committee from the Federal Aviation Administration has recommended that airline passengers should be allowed to use smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and similar electronic devices during takeoffs and landings.
The first update for HopStop since Apple's acquisition is out, and it proves that Apple's not just lifting the best elements from the popular navigational tool for public transportation and tacking them into its Apple Maps app. In addition to the features that attracted Apple in the first place, HopStop now lets you send information about delays and incidents in real time.
Windows Phone users who use the popular public transport app HopStop received a nasty surprise over the weekend as they tried to get around. On the heels of Apple's acquisition of the app on Friday, the Cupertino giant dropped all support without warning, leading to protests from the affected commuters across Twitter and the review pages for the app. As of today, HopStop's still available on Google Play.
Geocaching is not for the casual urban adventurer. The concept is simple enough – seek out a hidden treasure by following a specific set of GPS coordinates – but there's a reason why it never caught on in the mainstream. Not only does it command a giant commitment of time and energy, but there's also a pretty steep learning curve for new users. Wonderground is geocaching for the rest of us. Created by General Electric (yes, that one), the scavenger-hunting app challenges users to explore their favorite cities with the promise of the ultimate reward: Knowledge.
We haven't yet divined time travel or even colonized Mars, but we can fit all of our audio needs inside a coffee cup. Both Divoom's Bluetune-solo and Boombotix's Boombot2 are small Bluetooth speakers priced at under $80, but do they have enough oomph to rock your world?
We just gave a glowing review to Bluelounge's Milo stand, an elegantly curved stand for an iPhone or iPod touch. Satechi's brightly colored iFit-1 speaker isn't quite as elegant, but it's only $1 more -- and it's a stand as well as a rechargeable speaker.
We've got a couple of big multi-app sales going on that will help you when you travel and entertainment for your long flight, plus a few smaller games and utilities that have decided to part ways with their higher prices. So enjoy this banner episode of our price drop article before the iPhone 5 arrives and all the app sales that will follow in its wake.
It's not always easy being vegetarian or vegan -- especially the latter. Many people just don't understand it, and most popular cook books feature meat-based recipes, though that's starting to change. While most of us eat well despite this, iOS takes vegetarian eating to a whole new level. Luckily, there's a whole slew of apps in the App Store that cater to both vegetarians and vegans alike. Whether you're looking for a few new recipes, traveling to a foreign country, or just looking for a good vegetarian restaurant around town, read on -- we've got 10 great apps for you to check out.
The Dark Knight Rises came out today and we've got at least one Batman related sale going on plus a ton of other great games including a huge Electronic Arts sale. So if you've overlooked some classic EA games in the past, now's your chance. There's also a huge travel app sale going on, so whatta ya waiting for? Apps are waiting for you to give them a forever home.