Monthly Archives: January 2012

Forecast Your Tax Refund with Intuit’s TaxCaster

Tax season is upon us and if you want to get an idea of how bad the damage will be in terms of any taxes you may owe or see if you’re due for a refund, check out Intuit’s universal TaxCaster app for the iPhone and iPad. TaxCaster is not new to the App Store… Read more »

Sprint Releases Account Management and Utility App

Like AT&T and Verizon, Sprint now has its own account management app available for the iPhone. Sprint Mobile Zone debuted in the App Store yesterday and offers Sprint subscribers access to their accounts to check bill amounts, pay bills and more. The app even has some utility for those who are not Sprint subscribers, offering… Read more »

Softmatic’s ‘Pick’ Makes Color Identification a Breeze

If you’re in marketing or website design and frequently need to find the exact value for a color on the web or in a digital document, Sofmatic’s new Pick application for the Mac is a great choice at the best price ever: free. Once opened, Pick resides in the menu bar on your Mac and… Read more »

Realmac Software and Impending Preview To Do App ‘Clear’ for iPhone

It’s not often that I get excited about task apps. After all, they’re meant to hold the millions of things I have to get done, for which there are never enough hours in a day to complete. Sometimes I get tired just thinking about everything I have to do or should be doing. While I’ve… Read more »

iPoint2 Points You in the Right Direction

There are several turn-by-turn navigation apps in the App Store but sometimes these can be overkill when you just need to know the right direction to head in and can figure the rest out yourself. Aliya LX’s iPoint2 for the iPhone hits the sweet spot here, providing the direction and distance to your desired location in a… Read more »

Evi Aims to Bring Siri-Like Functionality to Older iPhones

As pointed out by our sister site MacRumors yesterday, TechCrunch noted the debut of Evi, a new iPhone app that offers Siri-like voice search functionality powered by artificial intelligence. Evi, developed by True Knowledge, works on iPhone and iPod touch models running iOS 4, unlike Siri, which is only available on the iPhone 4S. Here’s… Read more »

Time Warner Cable Brings Live TV Streaming to iPhone and iPod touch

Time Warner Cable, an American cable television service provider, has released an update to its TWC TV app that adds compatibility for the iPhone and iPod touch, expanding access beyond the iPad for live TV streaming via Wi-Fi within subscribers’ homes. Time Warner Cable’s TWC TV app first debuted for the iPad only early last… Read more »

Apple Announces iBooks 2.0 Update, New iBooks Authoring and iTunes U Apps

Billed as a reinvention of the textbook, Apple announced iBooks 2 today, as well as a new textbook creation Mac application, and a new iTunes U iOS app at a special media event in New York City’s Guggenheim Museum. The updated iBooks app offers more interactive elements to enhance textbooks well beyond their paper counterparts…. Read more »

Numberlys: A Charming Interactive Story App for the iPhone and iPad

While games can seem to overwhelm the App Store catalog these days, hybrid apps that incorporate storytelling and gaming elements are making an impression with some compelling entries. Moonbot Studios made its debut in the App Store’s Entertainment category last week with Numberlys, a charming universal app with a look heavily influenced by Fritz Lang’s… Read more »

OnLive Brings Windows 7 and Microsoft Office to the iPad

OnLive, a cloud computing company known for its on-demand gaming service, has released OnLive Desktop for iOS, offering a cloud-hosted PC desktop with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office applications on the iPad. OnLive Desktop’s virtual PC experience shows the Windows 7 desktop complete with the Start menu and standard applications including Calculator, Notepad, and Paint,… Read more »