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When the iPhone 5 hit the market everyone raved about Siri (Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface), Apple’s voice recognition software. Now there is a voice recognition app everyone can use. Called Evi, the app is free on Android devices and costs $.99 in the iTunes store. Evi is available for phones, iPads, and tablets.
You wouldn’t believe how many times I have been traveling on business and needed a file from my desktop computer. It’s never a good feeling to stop mid-stride in the airport when you realize the important document you need for a meeting is at home sitting in your “My Documents” folder; not a good feeling at all! That’s where SugarSync comes in.
This morning I found myself grabbing my iPad to read the newspaper. Why? I have been testing out a phenomenal newspaper app reader called PressReader and it’s quite possibly the best app I’ve used aside from the Twitter app. PressReader gave me a six month free trial of their app, but it hasn’t taken me nearly that long to realize how wonderful this newspaper reader is.
Last week MJ Tam, Chicago’s RedRover Community Manager and founder of Chicagonista, moderated the Naperville, Illionois RedRover Parenting Round Table and luncheon and Johanna Cook of MommaCuisine.com hosted the early afternoon event.
Vision boards are so much easier to make in the digital age. We don’t have to keep stacks and stacks of magazines around anymore, nor do we have to shuffle through drawers looking for the glue we bought six months ago for the kids. Now, we have apps and can create vision boards without all the mess, but with all of the old fashioned effectiveness.
Last month I wrote about Endorse, a new Facebook app that allows you to earn 10% cash back on the products you routinely buy. I am a member of their Consumer Advisory Board. Using Endorse you buy products, send in your receipts, and receive a check for 10% of your purchases. It’s that simple! Now, Endorse has improved upon its sharing capabilities.
If you’re like me you always thought it purely ridiculous that Facebook did not have an iPad app. Instead you had to use some developer’s knock-off until the day when Facebook finally stopped fighting Apple and just release the darn thing. After all it’s been ready for release for quite some time now. Even its lead developer quit Facebook for a job at Google in frustration about Facebook’s hesitancy to release it. Now, that’s no longer here nor there. Facebook’s iPad app is finally live!
There are no shortage of mobile apps available for children, but how many have been developed by moms who uniquely understand the kid and family market?
I first learned about Snapseed at Women Create Media. I didn’t quite understand what it was at the time, but after seeing it’s the #1 app in the iTunes store right now I decided to download it and check it out.
Some apps I happen across just make me giggle while still being very useful. Today I offer you Sit or Squat, a unique app to find and rate public restrooms. I should mention that this app and service are provided by Procter & Gamble, but it is free to use.
Undoubtedly the camera is one of our favorite parts of our iPhones. I do not think a day passes that I do not use the camera at least once. While many of the pictures I use as is, there are some that just lend themselves to using various filter programs. Right now it seems Instagram is one of the favorite programs out there for creating an instantaneous nostalgic feel to our iPhone photographs.
If you are like me you have multiple computers and devices that you use regularly. I am always looking for ways to simplify sharing files across all of those devices. Dropbox is a service which allows you to keep files in sync between your desktop, laptop, smartphone, and internet. They call it a “magic pocket” because everything you need is with you all the time.
I am terrible with names, I always have been. At blogging events I use my iPhone to take pictures of the new people I am meeting, but sadly I forget many of their names. When I found Labelboxthe other day I was thrilled because now I can instantly label my photos and remember who those people are or what I am taking a picture of.
Need some professional help with your Apple product? There’s an app for that (shocking I know). This is not the App Store, it is the Apple Store app instead. This is a must have app, in my opinion, for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
We’re thrilled to partner with the UK’s LadyGeekTV.com to syndicate their popular web show about apps for women.
Everyone asks me about the best apps to download, but sometimes people forget that there are some really great apps included on their devices right out of the box. Some may not be as fancy as others, but the can pull their own weight in functionality. Today I share with you the humble Clock on your iPhone.
Some of us are more creative than others with our blog posts. I find there are some apps that help me become more creative. I came across Comic Strip, available for both the iPhones and the iPad as one of those tools to help my creativity.
Along with using social media apps we are already familiar with there are new apps that come out that let you start right from your phone. One of my favorites is the Foodspotting app. I knew nothing about this before a friend showed me the app and I downloaded and installed it immediately. This became a new way for me to spread my reach in social media on its own. For any foodie this is a must have app.
I’ll admit it: I’m a Twitterholic. I need to be able to send tweets while on the go. There are plenty of ways to do this, but one of my favorite tools is TweetDeck.
If there is one thing we know as digital moms it’s this: we are getting more and more mobile every day. It’s no wonder mom bloggers are starting to move into the mobile content space as well.
The majority of campaigns on which I work, I charge a flat fee. But there are a few that I bill based on time worked. So I need an easy way to keep track of the actual time I am putting into jobs to keep the billing process balanced and stay on target with my fees.
Many bloggers travel frequently and already know the basic rules of what is and is not allowed at the airports and on planes these days. There are also many bloggers that do not travel all that often and they have questions about TSA rules when flying.
This week I want to tell you about one of the handiest apps I have found for the iPhone 4. It isn’t an app that does a ton of things, but the one thing it does, it does very well. LED Light for iPhone 4 is a simple app that allows you to turn on the LED light on the back of your phone and use it as an actual light instead of just a flash during picture-taking.
I gave up our landline telephone a couple of years ago. Now I only use my cell phone plan and Skype for telephone calls.
Available for smartphones, the MyFord Mobile App is designed to inspire efficient driving to maximize vehicle performance and boasts convenient features for Focus Electric users.
While I don’t often use the United States Post Office for traditional letter mailing these days, it’s pretty much my go-to option for shipping packages. Now, thanks to the USPS Mobile app, the whole post office process is made easy.
If your goal this year is to cut down the amount of business cards you receive at conferences, this app will seriously be your very best friend.