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James Haefner is an iPad app filled with the photography of the professional car photographer from Detroit with the same name. James partnered up with Rocket Garden Labs to bring this selection of his portfolio to the iPad ranging from classic Corvettes to today's luxury vehicles. You can browse James... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
Google Docs is getting better and better at replacing desktop office software. Today, Google added support for 12 new file types in Google Docs Viewer, including all remaining Microsoft Office file types, Apple's Pages format, and Adobe's Photoshop and Illustrator files. A few important niche document types made the cut,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
If you have an artistic temperament, but you weren't blessed with steady hands or an eye for color, Konstruct might be the app for you. Not only does the iPhone app let you produce generative art using words, warbles and whistles, but it also uses augmented reality to bring your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
This morning, an updated version of the stock Android Music app was leaked along with a new version of Android Market. The new Music app, which is labeled 'version 3', is similar to the leaked build from December, but it has received a ton of polish -- and indeed, it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
Sony is currently holding its Gamescom 2012 press conference in Germany, and it's just announced that two new Android device manufacturers will be joining its PlayStation Mobile (formerly PlayStation Certified) program -- ASUS and Wikipad. The former needs no introduction, as it's the biggest player in the Android tablet market... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
Instagram, the trendiest iPhone photo sharing app in the land, is on a roll. Fresh off the launch of an API, Instagram has updated its iOS apps with an improved news feed and a tilt-shift option to add some punch to your photos. The news feed used to show only... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
Sand Trap is one of those games that at first seem too hard to bother with, but when you try to stop playing it you discover you're hooked. The goal is to get as much sand as you possibly can out of the maze and into the bucket at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
If you upload a lot of photos from your iPhone to Dropbox, you know it's kind of a pain in the butt. Opening the Dropbox app and then individually transferring each photo takes quite some time, and there's no batch photo select option available. Quickshot with Dropbox for iOS offers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
Just a little under two months after its release candidate went live, Windows Home Server (WHS) 2011 has been finalized and released into the wild. The new version of Microsoft's slick, do-it-all server OS is a big step forward from its predecessor. Built on the Windows Server 2008 R2 base,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
If you play Scrabble (or a scrabble-like game) from time to time, you may want to check out Scrabble Helper. This simple website is a godsend when you're at a loss for words. Simply enter whatever letters you have, and the word you'd like to connect with. Scrabble helper comes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott have posted a second look at some of the early changes which have surface in Windows 8 milestone 3. First there was the restyled Welcome Screen, and now it appears that Microsoft is toying with bringing the Ribbon UI to Explorer. The Ribbon, like in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
Bots -- like the kind which automate IRC rooms and Google Wave -- are a good thing to know about. There are plenty of useful bots worth knowing about, too, including the Google Talk Guru. Just add guru@googlelabs.com to your GTalk buddies, and you can start firing off questions. Lifehacker... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
The crew in Oslo keeps plugging away at Opera 11.10, and the latest snapshot build includes a number of improvements to Opera's built-in email client -- as well as HTML5-related additions. On the IMAP front, Opera now supports special folders like sent items, spam, and trash. It also better handles... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
The mobile app marketplace is exploding; there are now hundreds of thousands of apps on the iOS, Android and BlackBerry app markets. Heck, even Windows Phone 7 just crossed the 10,000 mark! But alas, not all apps are created equal; some are way, way better than others. Which leads me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
A couple weeks back we saw the Motorola Droid 4 in the midst of it's soak test procedure for Ice Cream Sandwich, and today it appears that the update is pushing, at least for a few. Officially, the support page lists the update as "coming soon", but we've gotten a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
Twitter's iOS apps have been updated with several new features and UI tweaks. The first thing you'll notice in the iPhone version is the new "quick bar" at the top of your timeline. It displays a rotating list of trends, including promoted trends, and can't be disabled. It's a feature... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
For many of us, part of the fun of having an Android phone is yanking off the intended software and putting a community-built custom build into the ROM. Sometimes, it's almost necessary to fix a few "broken" things the OEM is dragging their feet on (hello, T-Mobile G2X!), but more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
If you upload a lot of photos from your iPhone to Dropbox, you know it's kind of a pain in the butt. Opening the Dropbox app and then individually transferring each photo takes quite some time, and there's no batch photo select option available. Quickshot with Dropbox for iOS offers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
Sand Trap is one of those games that at first seem too hard to bother with, but when you try to stop playing it you discover you're hooked. The goal is to get as much sand as you possibly can out of the maze and into the bucket at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
During a recent iMore show, I was asked to name the best iPhone app I ever bought and it really made me stop and think. When you take free apps out of the equation, and you start to consider what gave you the most enjoyment or stress-relief, or provided the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
This is one of those posts that could probably be condensed into a tweet: Apple has released the second Preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. If you're running Preview 1, it looks like you'll first receive a small update via Software Update, and then you can download Preview 2... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
Amazon's recently-introduced Cloud Drive is a great place to store your files online. It offers 5 gigs of totally free space, and U.S. users also get access to the handy Cloud Player app (for Web and Android!) which streams music you upload to your Cloud Drive. The service could be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
Later today, Firefox will undergo its biggest developmental upheaval ever. Mozilla-central, the source of nightly builds, will be renumbered to version 5 -- and at long last, after years of wallowing around version 1, Mozilla's rendering and layout engine, Gecko, will also have its version number updated to match Firefox.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
Google has made some improvements to the way Twitter accounts show up in search results. Rather than just a link to the account, you'll now see improved snippets featuring the Twitter user's icon and most recent tweet. It doesn't sound like a big deal, but the new enhanced snippets are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog
I found this new jailbreak tweak called “BrowseInApp” developed by Alan Yip that allows users to open links within the application without switching to your default browser. It’s a gem worth keeping. If you love surfing the web with your iOS device, you’ll appreciate its features in a practical sense.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Gee Jenkins's blog