Monthly Archives: November 2011

Roundup: Apps to Help with Your Holiday Shopping

Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year, is upon us. Whether you prefer to do you shopping in person or online, there are apps that can show you sale items, help you find what you’re looking for and even reward you for spending your money. We’ve rounded up several that can… Read more »

Roundup: Apps to Help You Prepare Your Thanksgiving Meal

With Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday, many Americans will be doing a lot of grocery shopping this week to get turkeys, potatoes, and other ingredients for traditional dishes eaten on this holiday that originated with the colonists in the 17th century. As always, your iPhone and iPad can be valuable tools to help you stay… Read more »

Navigon Releases Next-Generation Navigation Apps for iPhone and iPad

As promised in September, Navigon has announced the release of version 2.0 of its navigation apps for the iPhone and iPad. The new version includes a new MyMaps feature to allow users to download only the maps needed to save storage space as well as a redesigned menu system. To mark the availability of version… Read more »

Official Gmail App Returns to App Store

The official Gmail iOS app that debuted earlier this month in the App Store but was quickly removed on the same day due to a major bug that affected its push notifications feature has returned to the App Store today. Google had admitted the error via its Twitter account, apologizing and promising a fix. Push notifications… Read more »

Apple Releases iTunes Match and iTunes 10.5.1

Apple released iTunes Match yesterday, a service that was first announced this summer at WWDC, in conjunction with version 10.5.1 of iTunes. Available only in the U.S. for now, iTunes Match costs $24.99 per year and offers cloud synchronization and storage of music purchased from the iTunes Store as well as “matching” of music ripped… Read more »

Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1 to Address Battery Issues

Apple released iOS 5.0.1 today to address the battery life issues that Apple acknowledged last week under iOS 5.0 as well as other bug fixes and improvements. The update is available for download now through iTunes or over-the-air directly on a compatible device. This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including: Fixes bugs affecting battery life… Read more »

Official P90X App Debuts for iPhone

P90x, the home fitness program fronted by Tony Horton and purchased by millions around the world since its debut in 2003, is now available for the iPhone. The P90X app hit the App Store yesterday and offers an all-in-one approach to completing the program through meal tracking, workout scheduling and downloadable workout videos. P90X® has… Read more »

‘Apple Store’ App Updated with Self-Checkout Feature

As rumored last month, Apple has updated its Apple Store iOS app with a self-checkout feature that allows customers to pay for items in its chain of retail stores without assistance from an employee. The new EasyPay feature uses the iPhone’s camera to scan a product’s barcode and purchases are charged to the customer’s iTunes account…. Read more »

Jawbone’s ‘Up’ Activity Tracking Wristband Now Available, Companion App Released

Jawbone, the maker of premium Bluetooth accessories, has announced the release of the Up wristband and its companion iPhone app. The Jawbone Up wristband, which we first heard about in September, tracks your activities and uploads data to the companion app for viewing and analysis. The Up band will track your movement, including steps taken and… Read more »