TextExpander is another one of those utilities that I couldn’t live without on my Mac. The principle is simple: you set up snippets of text that TextExpander replaces when you type certain abbreviations. For example – let me go turn TextExpander off, so it doesn’t expand what I’m going to type… – I type hrf […]
If you’re a Shakespeare buff like I am, you probably like having all of the Bard of Stratford’s works on your iPad or iPhone. It’s great to be able to dip into a play or poem when you have some down time, or when you’re waiting for an appointment. You can download free or paid […]
As of today, I’ve got 349 apps in my iTunes library. I only have a few dozen on each of my iOS devices, but since I review apps, and write a lot of articles about apps, I’ve accumulated quite a lot. I delete some of them every now and then, but there’s still a lot. […]
A video on Macworld today reminded me how bad Apple’s Weather app for iOS is. Serenity Caldwell shows how to use this app, but neglects to point out that it’s one of the hardest weather apps to view. Here are two weather apps, side by side. On the left is Apple’s app; on the right […]
If you practice meditation, you know what it’s like to be sitting and wondering if you’ve finished your 20 or 30 minutes, or if you’ve sat for hours without realizing it. Sometimes, five minutes can seem like an hour, or an hour can seem like a few minutes. Some people may use their watch or […]
Indie app developer Jared Sinclair released an RSS reader for iOS in January, 2014, and he recently wrote about his travails and the lack of income from the app. This article has been taken by many to show that the life of an indie app developer is rough. So what? All due respect to Mr. […]
ReadKit, an RSS reader for OS X, is on sale at 50% off for a limited time. I use ReadKit, and it replaced NetNewsWire for me. It’s got a nice, clean interface, and works smoothly. It’s not perfect, but I like it better than the other apps I’ve tried for managing RSS on the desktop.
In my latest TechHive article, I look at grocery apps that can save you time shopping. From basic list managers to more sophisticated recipe managers, I cover the gamut of the types of apps available for iOS, and even for Android (as well as for the web, and for Mac, for some of them). If […]