Tagged with: iOS

Calendar App ‘UpTo’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Personal Assistant

Calendar App ‘UpTo’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Personal Assistant

If you've been searching for a new way to look at your calendar, look no further than UpTo. UpTo, which launched on iOS in March and is now available on Android, adds an entirely new dimension to your upcoming schedule. UpTo offers a top-level view of your calendar and can expand to show upcoming events based on a whole ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 21, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 21, 2014

How many times have you asked a friend to call your phone because you can’t find it? Whether it slipped behind a couch cushion or was left in a jacket pocket, there are plenty of hiding spaces that phones love to hide in. Thanks to a new app called Marco Polo, however, finding your phone just got a lot easier – and more ...

These Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

These Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

Many articles and studies endorse summer reading as a beneficial and necessary experience for all students. While book options have the potential to change from year to year, it remains that readers equip themselves with tools that foster their understanding of key terms, characters, plot, themes, comprehension and critical ...

Apple Adds Step Counter and Caffeine Tracking to iOS 8

Apple Adds Step Counter and Caffeine Tracking to iOS 8

Apple’s iOS 8 Health app can track dozens of health stats through other apps and devices, providing a full picture of your well-being. Now, it can track two more things and one of them can be measured by the iPhone itself. AppleInsider installed the latest beta version of iOS 8, which was made available on Monday, and ...

Siri Will Soon Be Able to Understand You Much Better

Siri Will Soon Be Able to Understand You Much Better

It all started at a small academic get-together in Whistler, British Columbia. The topic was speech recognition, and whether a new and unproven approach to machine intelligence—something called deep learning—could help computers more effectively identify the spoken word. Microsoft funded the mini-conference, held just ...

Nudge (Android, iOS) Gathers Your Health and Fitness Data

Nudge (Android, iOS) Gathers Your Health and Fitness Data

With the quantified self movement in full swing, you can now track and monitor every movement, learn when you’re drinking too much coffee, discover how well you sleep, and even lose weight. But with so many different apps and gadgets for different facets of our lives, it can be difficult to keep on top of everything. This ...

Amazon Instant Video (iOS) Now Offers ‘First Episode Free,’ HBO Content

Amazon Instant Video (iOS) Now Offers ‘First Episode Free,’ HBO Content

Even though Amazon is investing heavily in its Fire platform including new Fire TV and Fire Phone, it still is showing some chops for iOS. Monday's free update brings the latest features of Amazon’s Video service to its iOS apps. Amazon upgraded the iPad and iPhone apps today with all new video playback controls, ...

iOS 8 Will End the Weather Partnership Between Apple and Yahoo

iOS 8 Will End the Weather Partnership Between Apple and Yahoo

Of the many announcements made at Apple’s recent Worldwide Developers Conference, one that did not garner as much attention concerned the pre-installed weather app on the iPhone. The look, feel and data has been provided to Apple by Yahoo for many years, part of a deal that sends a lot of traffic back to the Internet ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 19, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 19, 2014

If you have an iPhone, you probably know a lot of what Siri can do. But there are still a couple tricks Siri has up its sleeve that most iOS users may not know about. If you’ve got World Cup fever, Siri may be your best friend over the next few weeks. Siri is able to tap into all sorts of information about the World Cup. ...

Report: Apple TV is Likely to Get iOS 8′s ‘Continuity’, Too

Report: Apple TV is Likely to Get iOS 8′s ‘Continuity’, Too

Alongside the introduction of the current Apple TV design in fall 2010, Apple launched AirPlay. In short, AirPlay allows a user to watch a movie, listen to a song, or view a photo on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (or Mac in some cases) and stream that content to the Apple TV. AirPlay typically works well and we have even ...