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 […]
As a podcaster, and a podcast listener, it’s important that I have an easy-to-use app for managing, downloading and listening to podcasts. iTunes used to work for me, but with the changes that Apple made to iTunes 11, and the quirky Podcasts app for iOS, I’ve pretty much given up on using that solution. The […]
On this week’s episode of The Committed podcast, Rob is back from his three-week vacation, and Ian Schray, Rob Griffiths and I discuss the Facebook mind experiment, Photos vs. Aperture, Google vs. privacy, and we do a round-robin of some of our favorite apps. We focus on apps that the others are not likely to […]
Back in the early days of personal computing, the promise of interactive, multimedia, hypertext books was exciting, notably with Voyager’s Expanded Books. But in those days, the limits of technology prevented those “books” from gaining a foothold. You could have links and unlimited text content, but the size of videos was just slightly larger than […]