Apps & Software

Will You Webcast Your Funeral?

That question was phrased poorly.

You won’t be doing much of anything at your funeral. But would you want your funeral to be webcast for those who can’t attend? The practice is growing in popularity, according to a recent USA Today article.

The benefits, of course, are that those who live too far away, have no drivers license, …

Analyst: Apple to Double Growth, Outpace IBM by 2013

Talk about a comeback. The Cupertino-based company that couldn’t make a product stick a decade and a half ago looks to become a $200 billion revenue juggernaut by the end of 2012.

That, says Forrester Research CEO George Colony, would make Apple even bigger than IBM.

Thank the rise of apps, the new hurricane force driving mobile …

Could the iPad 2 Rival Game Consoles?

It’s mobile, “magical,” capable of HD graphics, flush with games, not unreasonably priced, and we know it’s blazing fast. So what if the iPad 2 suddenly grew an option to plug into your high-definition TV and supported wireless gamepads?

Think about it. Imagine Apple slipping its Apple TV technology into the iPad. Imagine plugging it …

Rejected iPhone Radiation App Gets Released Anyways

If radiation gives you the heebie jeebies, it’s a bit too late to panic, because all cell phones emit radiation. You still might want to pay your respects to tawkon, though, a company that recently developed an iPhone app to measure the radiation coming through when you’re yapping away.

Unfortunately, it’s not where you’d …

Color: A Social-Networking Phone App That Connects to People Around You

Word to the wise: This app is not for people who can’t handle Foursquare. But if you can get past sharing your location to the world (and love to tweet and Facebook with rabid enthusiasm), Color, a social-network-slash-phone-app, is an interesting social network that’s designed to meet people.

Color is basically a smartphone …

Apple Removes Ex-Gay Content from App Store

Less than a week after a petition on sought to bring down the app, Exodus International’s no longer welcome on Apple’s iOS content repository. The sign-up was started by gay right website Truth Wins Out and had won upwards of 150,000 signatures before the app was pulled. (

Senators to App Stores: Get Rid of Pro-Drunk Driving Apps!

Four U.S. senators are asking Apple, Google, Research in Motion and BlackBerry App World to stop selling apps that the senators believe encourage drunk driving. Though no apps were named specifically, U.S. Senators Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) wrote that they were …

GPS-Enabled Shopping: Never Get Lost at Home Depot Again!

Imagine the scenario. You’re at a football game, post- bathroom break or beer run, and you suddenly realize that you don’t remember how to find your way back to your seat.

Not to worry. A new app for your iPhone (and, shortly, your Android device) may be able to help. In fact it might even help you find your way to the nearest …

Apple Bullies Adult “App Store” Over Trademark

Amazon isn’t the only target of Apple’s “App Store” trademark assault. MiKandi, a purveyor of porn apps for Android phones, has changed its slogan after receiving a cease and desist from Apple.

MiKandi, whose storefront is completely separate from the Android Market, once called itself “the world’s first app store for adults.” Now, …

App Review: GarageBand for iPad

One of Apple’s selling points for the iPad 2 was the introduction of a five-dollar app version of their music-creation-and-editing software GarageBand. The short version: It’s not the Perfect Instrument; it’s not as powerful as the full-featured desktop version of GarageBand. It’s a toy, and it’s not worth buying an iPad solely to have …

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