Home automation and security systems are usually an expensive proposition. While the Apple App Store offers several home automation apps, none of these can match the feature set and cost-effectiveness offered by Vivint. Whether it’s your home security system, lighting or any other electronic appliances, Vivint claims to be the most comprehensive home automation and security app for the iPhone.
As much as I love surfing the web and using apps on my iPad, I hate the limitation of not being able to view anything in full-screen mode. In fact, I often wonder why Apple missed this simple yet highly usable feature, especially for the iPad’s gorgeous display screen. However, the good news is that there’s a solution available to this problem, at least for jailbroken devices. I recently tried the ‘FullScreen for iPad’ Cydia hack and it’s just what I’ve been looking for.
While I love my iPhone, I have no qualms in accepting that I hate the charging cable that comes with it. For a start, I’ve replaced it thrice in the last one year as it got damaged and stopped working. Secondly, I find it a hassle to use it with separate docks. Therefore, I’ve always longed for a cable which could double up as a stand and a dock – and more importantly, is flexible so that I can contour it any form without damaging it. I recently came across Une Bobine – a flexible charging cable cum stand which is just what I’ve been looking for.
I just love shopping coupons? Whether it’s promotional discounts or freebies, coupons are an integral part of my shopping experience these days. However, keeping track of coupons is a nightmare for me. Very often, just when I’m about to redeem my coupons at the billing counter, I realize that I forgot them at home. Therefore, I’ve tried a number of coupon apps on my iPhone but with limited success. Recently, I came across SnipSnap - a refreshingly new approach to storing coupons on your iPhone.
In today’s fast-paced lives, it’s a luxury to be able to read the newspaper or your favorite magazines on a daily basis. Thankfully though, technology advancements have made it possible to read newspapers and magazines digitally. In fact, I’m now habitual of reading the newspaper on my iPad rather than holding the paper edition in my hands. To that effect, I’ve tried several newspaper and magazine apps for the iPad such as Flipboard, Pulse and News360. I recently came across the PressReader app and decided to give it a shot.
The Apple iPhone has changed my daily schedule in several ways. Whether it’s reading the morning newspaper, a quick workout in the gym or watching my favorite TV shows on the Internet, my prized possession – an iPhone 4S is now an integral part of my daily life. So much so, that I often think about it even in my dreams. And just in case you’re pondering, a new app Dream:ON can even influence your dreams.
While the Apple App Store has a collection of fantastic racing games, the small screen of the iPhone fails to match the thrill and adrenaline of playing the game on a large TV screen. On the other hand, if you play these gaming consoles, they fail to match the iPhone goodness – accelerometer and a gorgeous touchscreen display. Ever wondered if you could get the best of both worlds – play your favorite racing game on a large screen monitor using your iPhone as the game controller. That’s what the Flypad app is all about!
If you own an iPad, there’s a good chance that you use it often to watch YouTube videos. While the iPad offers a pre-installed YouTube app, it hardly provides a personalized video watching experience. And that’s precisely what the newly launched Nowbox for iPad app offers – watch YouTube videos, browse and subscribe to interesting YouTube channels, keep up with videos being shared on Facebook and Twitter, save videos to view later, and share what you’re watching with your followers and friends.
Though I’ve always found tethering to be useful, I hate paying any extra fee to carriers for it. I was a big fan of the iTether app until Apple pulled it down last November. Since then I’ve tried out a number of tethering apps but none of them provided the same experience as iTether. And earlier this week, I came to know that iTether is back – albeit as a HTML5 app this time around.