Apple Maps 80% More Data Efficient Than Google Maps


While Apple Maps has been a sore point for Tim Cook and team on iOS 6, Apple’s home-built mapping app and service uses 80 percent less data than the rival Google Maps, which has appeared on the iOS platform and the iPhone since inception. When Apple announced iOS 6 and debuted the iPhone 5, it […]

Apple Ended Google Maps Contract One Year Early and Surprised Google


Google was reportedly caught off guard and surprised when Apple had announced its plans to stop using the Internet giant’s mapping service a year earlier than the contract was set to end. Instead, with iOS 6, Apple had unveiled a replacement Maps app that eschewed Google’s backend mapping service in favor of Apple’s home-grown service, […]

Google Play Books Android Update Brings More Features


For those who have been using Google Play Books as their dedicated e-book reading application on Android smartphones and tablets due to integration with the e-books catalog on the Play Store, there is some good news. The Play Books app has been updated with a host of new features, allowing Android users to have the […]

Skitch Comes to iPhone, Updates iPad and Mac Apps


Skitch hit the iPhone today while also receiving an update to the iPad and Mac apps. The app works with Evernote, the new owner of the communication tool, and integrates further with Evernote. Evernote is an information collection and organization tool that syncs between just about every modern platform available today. The Skitch app update brought […]

Google Maps App Submission for iOS Likely False


There has been rumors that since Apple has retooled its mapping app on the iPhone to eschew the Google service in favor of its homegrown service that Google would submit a Google Maps app for iOS as a competing app. However, according to The Loop‘s Jim Dalrymple, that may not be the case as Dalrumple claims that the […]

Facebook Testing Auto Photo Upload Feature for Android Users

Screen Shot 2012-09-19 at 9.48.01 PM

In a bid to compete with Google’s Google+ social networking tool for photo uploads and Apple’s Photostream feature, Facebook is now slowly rolling out a new photo upload feature for Android users. Select users have begun to notice that there is now an option for photos to automatically be uploaded to a private ‘Synced from […]

Google Snaps Up Snapseed to Take On Facebook, Instagram


Now that Facebook has acquired photo-sharing social network Instagram with its Android and iOS apps that add filters to instantly give life to even poorly captured photographs, Google is taking action to stay competitive in the social network game with its own acquisition to grow its own Google+ network. The Internet search giant has agreed […]

Fieldrunners 2 HD for iPad Now Available: Loads of Fun

fieldrunners 2 hd opening splash screen

I loved Fieldrunners, the original tower defense game for the iPad, so when they released version 2 for the iPhone I couldn’t wait for it to show on my iPad. This week it did and the game really adds some visually beautiful screens. Gamers also get more levels to try with interesting new screens to […]

Vintagio Helps iPhone Users Make Vintage Films


A new video app from MacPhun called Vintagio promises to turn iPhone videos into nice vintage quality videos with filters and audio soundtracks. We’ve got samples that show pretty interesting results created with this app. It’s on sale now for just $.99 in the iTunes App Store. Vintagio takes the videos an iPhone user creates […]

Welcome Home Makes It Easy to Switch to Nokia Lumia Windows Phone


One of the biggest complaints that I’ve heard about switching from one smartphone ecosystem to another is finding the right apps that you currently own to create a consistent workflow experience. For instance, if you’re an Instagram and Facebook user, you’ll want the same app–or comparable apps–on whatever platform you decide to switch to. The […]

Google Now Update Adds Sports Scores, Movie Times, and Public Alerts


Google just recently updated its Google Now search utility for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphones to add new functionality. Google Now now incorporates the latest real time sports scores updates once you’ve told Google your favorite teams, movie times that populate when you’re within reach of a cinema, and also public alerts in your area […]

Zuckerberg Forces Facebook Employees to Use Android


It looks like Facebook management, headed by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is beginning to force its employees to use Android phones. The reason isn’t what you think. The social networking giant, which just released a completely overhauled iOS app that’s built natively for the iPhone, isn’t trying to severe ties with Apple nor is it trying […]

Projectbook for Helps iPad Users Stay Organized


Projectbook, which has quickly climbed to become the best selling productivity app for the iPad in Apple’s App Store, has just received an update to bring user requested features. The app is being dubbed a notebook and to-do manager for the iPad to help users stay organized and keep track of all their notes and […]

Haiku Deck A Simple and Beautiful Presentation App for iPad

haiku deck

The iPad serves as a great presentation tool, thanks to Keynote or the many apps that play PowerPoint presentations. Neither of those options make creating presentations on the iPad convenient. Enter Haiku Deck, a simple and beautiful presentation tool for the Apple iPad. Simplicity, easy importing of creative commons images, and elegant templates that focus […]

Pinterest for Android Finally Hits Android Phones & Tablets

Pinterest for Android

Pinterest for Android is finally available in the Google Play store for most Android smartphones and tablets, including the Nexus 7. After a slew of fake ad-pushing Pinterest for Android fakes, and more than a year of waiting since the Pinterest iPhone app, Android users can now pin with reckless abandon. Pinterest is a free […]

Apple Looking to Buy ‘The Fancy’ to Allow Its Customers to Buy More Online


With iOS 6, Apple debuted its foray into the digital wallet space with PassBook, which holds boarding passes, tickets, and coupons. However, unlike rival Android’s Google Wallet, PassBook doesn’t actually allow users the ability to purchase goods and services directly with the app despite Apple having stored over 400 million credit cards on files with […]

SoFit Mobile Makes Fitness Social, Rewarding


Just in time for the London 2012 Summer Olympics, SoFit is launching its mobile app to make fitness more social and fun. According to the company, the app “revolutionizes fitness through social connections, rewards and charitable donations.” The free app is now available in the iPhone App Store as well as Google’s Android Play Store. […]

New Facebook App Update on Android Allows Use of Front-Facing Cam


Facebook had recently published an update to the Google Play Store for Android users with a number of bug fixes and security improvements. However, the chief feature on the change log is the ability for users to use the front-facing camera. This will allow users to capture self-portraits easily and post it to the social […]

Slice 2.0 Slices and Dices Online Shopping Habits, Tracks Packages

Slice 2.0 for iPhone personal finance

Slice offers automated purchase and package tracking to iPhone and Android users in a free, feature rich package. Slice is the easiest way to manage online shopping, which is why it’s installed on every one of my mobile devices. The app connects to Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, iCloud and Hotmail accounts to detect online purchases which are categorized […]