If you’re unlucky enough to live in one of the regions — like most of the United States and Canada — where spring means pushing the clocks forward an hour in what’s called Daylight Savings Time but is better thought of as Lose an Hour of Sleep Night, then it’s time once again to do just that. And because the iPhone and iPad have historically had as much trouble handling the change as we humans, you might want to make sure you give yourself a backup alarm backup for the evening and double-check your iOS time against some other source as soon as you wake up.
Once you’re certain you’ll be waking up when you’re supposed to — or sleeping an hour later than normal! — let me know what you think about the idea of Daylight Savings Time in general? Personally I want to kill it with fire.
Rene, Peter, and Richard talk CarPlay, how it works and what it means, the dangers of driving distractions, why Apple isn’t first on smartwatches, and how badly we need iOS 7.1 already, and your questions answered.
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Whether you’re a developer, consultant, or do any class of work that involves selling valued clientele blocks of time and invoicing for them, you likely need a manner to track the time you spend on projects and have a fashion to invoice clients. Stint for iPhone aims to simplify the tracking and invoicing procedure to make it simpler to maintain track of what’s already completed and what still wants to be done. Upon launching Stint you’ll be brought to the main menu which includes all of the clients you’ve got manage within Stint. You’ll see the challenge name followed by the buyer name underneath it. To the correct you’ve got a progress circle that exhibits you how much time you’re already spent on the project. To create a new project, just tap the plus sign in the upper correct hand corner and fill in the information.
Stint permits you to customize what number of days you take note there to be in a week and how many hours you work in a day. After naming the undertaking you could pair it with a client. you’re able to either use Stint’s native client management system or pull at once from the contacts in your iPhone. And lastly, you may set up a cost at which you’re billing the client. Once you’ve performed all this, the project might be created and could be added in your main screen. After tapping on a project you’ve got a few options, you could archive it if you’re done with it, view what you still need to invoice, view the project, and add a timed entry. When tapping into a project you’ll see a progress bar at the upper that will show you may have long you have left until the due date as well as how much you’ve completed. Tapping on the progress bar will prove you how much revenue you’ve already made founded on the work you’ve done and how much you still have left to collect. Plugging in entries is basic enough. Tap on the clock from by any project or from contained in the main project view you can tap “list entries” in the bottom right. To add an entry, just settle on the date and then flick your finger up or down on the time for start and finish in order to set it. Dragging your finger left to right over the begin and end time will allow you to fine tune down to minutes. Underneath time you can add notes such as what that block of time was spent doing. While it’s an interesting way to enter time, it did take me a few minutes to figure it out and I’m not sure how obvious it’ll be to users. I’d personally prefer a ticker that comes up and allows me to change the date.
On the same day as the opening ceremonies for the Sochi 2014 Olympics, Quest Visual, Inc. added a new language to their Word Lens Translator – you guessed it, Russian.
Word Lens is a real time visual text translation service, categorized as an augmented reality application. Simply point your device’s camera at the desired text and it will be instantly translated right on your screen.
Word Lens has been around for a while and already offered bi-directional translations between English and Spanish, French, Italian, German and Portuguese. Russian was a no brainer inclusion considering the impact that Olympic games have on the world. I suspect that even those of us that are not bundling up for the winter games, will still run across a bit of Russian here or there in the next few weeks. We do not need to be one of the thousands of English speaking, smartphone touting athletes, coaches, family, friends, fans or media from around the globe headed to Russia for the games, to benefit from Word Lens.
Word Lens language packs install right on your device, making it perfect for travel as no data use is required. This differs from the more powerful Google Translate app, which, although supports a greater number of languages, by default, requires a network connection to operate. Running the translation from the device has the added benefit of speed, where sending text to servers and awaiting the translation, as Google Translate does, can take upwards of twenty seconds – Word Lens is virtually instant and very effectively replicates the look of the original text, which really just makes you smile when you see it in action… Why don’t you do that now:
Word Lens is also available for Google Glass; this very well could be the most powerful use of Glass, after navigation and photo/video recording, at least for those that travel frequently.
The 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter games officially starts on the 7th of February, just days away now. If you’re looking for ways to stay connected to the event outside of your television, there are already plenty of apps that can help you out. Adding to the list, NBC has now released its 2014 version of the NBC Olympics Highlights app.
The latest app brings users video highlights, images from the games and a second screen option for NBC’s nightly recap program on TV. The app also includes a way to keep track of live scores and medal counts, but unfortunately live video coverage isn’t offered. NBC’s Olympics app doesn’t exactly stand out from the pack of existing options, but the layout is actually fairly decent and it’s certainly on par with alternatives when it comes to the amount of features and coverage.
If you can live without live coverage, don’t mind some in-app advertisements and are in the U.S., you can grab the app for free from Google Play. For those outside of the states, Samsung’s SOCHI WOW 2014 is probably a better choice.
Just in time for Super Bowl XLVIII, THX Tune-Up has arrived to Google Play, free from now until February 3rd. After the promo ends, the app will be available for .99.
For those that have never heard of THX Tune-Up, the app was previously exclusive to iOS and is designed to help you maximize your home theater experience. Specifically the app uses your phone and its sensors to test video and audio quality.
So how does tit optimize your living room experience? In short, THX Tune-Up gives you tips and step-by-step instructions that allow you to ensure the best possible settings in terms of brightness, aspect ratio, color and more. In the audio department, the app will also make sure that your audio settings and speakers are set correctly.
Unfortunately, THX Tune-Up doesn’t work with all Android devices. The app requires Android 4.2.2 and one of the following phones or tablets:
HTC One Max
HTC One X
HTC One X+
Nexus 7 (2013)
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
To grab the full app for free you’ll want to head on over to Google Play. Anyone try this one out yet? If so, let us know what you think!
Berkeley, California – Imaja today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Perspectiva 2.0, an iPad and iPhone calendar app upgrade providing new event mapping, extensive graphic customization, time usage charts, calculations, sharing, export, and much more. This upgrade provides iOS 7 compatibility, event location mapping (an In-App Purchase), improved calendar navigation animations, and many other improvements.
Imaja’s Greg Jalbert highlights the new features: “The new event mapping module in Perspectiva 2.0 is versatile and innovative. This upgrade also features iOS 7 compatibility, and many other graphic adjustments and improvements. Graphic customization, time usage charts, time calculations and sharing make this app great for organization, logging, analysis, presentation and publication.”
View and Set Event Locations on a Map:
Event mapping provides several new features to Perspectiva. View the location of an Event on a map, or drop a pin on the map to set an event location. Locations can be street addresses, if online and available, or coordinates. Pins for multiple event locations can be placed on the map. Map pin annotations include the event title, date and time, and street address or coordinate. View directions in the Maps app. The user’s current street address or coordinate can be used to create events. Event mapping is an optional In-App Purchase add-on.
Create Events From Contacts, Including Map Addresses:
Events can be created by selecting a contact in user’s Contacts database on the iPad or iPhone, or enter a contact name as the event location and Perspectiva will automatically lookup the street address from Contacts and place a pin on the map.
Create Custom Graphic Calendars:
Create sophisticated calendar graphics with a custom background image and color, fonts, font colors, transparency, and variations of the user’s calendar colors. Select background images from the photo library, a set of built-in background textures and landscapes, or take a new photo using the camera on the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Create custom calendar images for media, business, school or home. All views support hi-resolution Retina(TM) displays, and are printable via AirPrint to AirPrint compatible printers.
Share Calendar Events, Graphics, Charts and Listings:
Tap an event for quick access to sharing via Mail, Message, Twitter, Facebook, Sina Weibo, and other functions such as Copy, Edit and View. Double tap an event for quick access to the editor. Event listings in text, CSV, and TSV format. Share or export calendar and chart graphics in PDF format via e-mail.
Time Management, Usage Charts and Calculations:
Use Perspectiva’s pie, bar and line charts to present time usage for a set of calendars (projects, clients, or activities). Line charts display how time use is distributed for selected calendars over a span of time, such as a week, month or year, or a custom time range.
For time billing, Perspectiva provides time calculations and event logs, including total hours, total owed, number of events and total amount, minimum, maximum and average duration, based on user’s filter and calculation settings, including rate per hour. Copy and paste event logs with time/billing calculations into user reports or e-mails, or export logs as CSV or TSV files for use in database or spreadsheet apps.
Perspectiva’s unique custom filter lets users easily choose a set of calendars, a date range, and a text search. The filter works with the calendar, list, chart and calculations views, and for event log exports. The flexible filtering provides for time analysis and calculations.
Intuitive Calendar Navigation:
Touch gestures navigate day, week and month calendar views. Navigation actions are animated to clarify the direction, such as swipe gestures to previous and next calendar views, and zooming in and out to smaller or larger time frames. Perspectiva displays the iPad/iPhone/Mac OS X Calendar event database and supports display of Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Hotmail, Aol., CalDAV and subscription calendars.
Located in Berkeley, California, USA, Imaja was founded in 1985 by Greg Jalbert, and publishes a variety of productivity, business, graphic design, animation, music and educational software for Mac OS X and iOS, and music and video. All Material and Software (C) 1985-2014 Imaja / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
The Mac had already been shown off to Apple employees, analysts and the press in the fall of 1983, and the 1984 ad broadcast during the Super Bowl in January made a big public splash. But it wasn’t until January 30, 1984 that Steve Jobs and other members of the Macintosh team would show the new computer to the public – specifically, a gathering of the Boston Computer Society (BCS). Harry McCracken has all the details over at Time, including a video that’s worth watching.
Jobs is joined on stage by Bill Atkinson, Steve Capps and others, including Steve Wozniak, for a lengthy Q&A after his presentation. It’s quite a long session – an hour and a half from start to finish.
Check out Harry’s article for some context: He shares the story behind the unveiling, what it took to get Jobs and company out there, and how this rare bit of video was unearthed and pieced together. A really fascinating and unique bit of Apple history that we can all enjoy now.
Greifswald, Germany – At the beginning of a new year everybody is making plans and good resolutions just to suspend them later. Maybe it’s time to tackle this problem. That’s why rapidrabbit developed ORANGE time management – a productivity app, which will help you to work efficiently on your tasks, so you get more free time.
Write down your tasks in the app, set their order and let’s go! You have 25 minutes to work highly concentrated and get a 5 minutes break afterwards. After four of these units you get a longer pause to relax. You can approve your progress by getting a look at already accomplished tasks in the archive or/and the statistics. The biggest advantage is, however, that you can set your own units and break duration, so it fits your own workflow.
Here is a full list of the features of ORANGE time management:
* Archive, which gives you an overview of already accomplished tasks
* Adjustable timer settings to fit your own workflow
* Statistics, which show how many units you’ve completed during a day, how long it took to accomplish a unit and to finish a whole task
ORANGE time management supports English, Bokml, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese and Turkish languages.
Pricing and Availability:
ORANGE time management 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. The Pro version is only .99 (or equivalent amount in other currencies). If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact us.
rapidrabbit is an independent software and technology development company, founded 2007 in Greifswald, Germany. ‘Keep it simple and smart’ is the philosophy in developing modern web applications that are complex but still fun to use. Specializing in open source technology, like Ruby on Rails, rapidrabbit soon became a well-known developer in northeastern Germany. By advancing to the iPhone platform, rapidrabbit takes the next step in distributing its software on an international level. Copyright (C) 2007-2014 rapidrabbit. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.
Paris, France – YoungGam today is proud to announce the release of Dock Themes 1.0, its themes app for iOS 7 devices. Do you still use typical and dull Time bar & Dock? “Dock Themes” is the finest wallpaper app you have found yet.
“When we began work on the New Wallpapers, we considered every element that defines a iPhone iOS7 Wallpapers,”explained Feel Kim, CEO. “Home screen and Time bar, Dock, Icons. And we challenged ourselves to find the best. The result was something that provides an extremely Aesthetic argument against the status quo.”
The app doesn’t change the design of Dock & Time Bar. It gives you the best way to customize your wallpapers with a great Dock & Time Bar look instead. Look at our screenshots and see why people will be mesmerized.
Chic and cool exclusive images (x 600):
* We provide a variety of library images: Time Bar BG/Frame, Battert BG/Frame, Cell signal BG/Frame, Dock BG/Frame, 2014 Calendar, Backgrounds
Bonus images (2014 Calendar x 1, Wallpapers x 58):
* Temporarily provided and subject to change or be deleted without notice
* We can create endless image combinations and depending on your diversified taste, you can also utilize your favorite photos to create special wallpaper backgrounds
* Preview: instant preview feature that allows you to quickly preview your new background or app shelf
* Text (Multiple can be added): can change/modify font type, addition, position, size, rotation and colors
* Photos (Multiple can be added): can change location, size, rotation and transparency
* My gallery: you can store the images you edited in your own gallery and re-edit anytime
* No need for Internet connection, everything you need to design fantastic wallpapers is inside this application
* To save images, and to send the images to Email, Messenger, Copy, Instagram and the Printer
* Retina resolution images for iPhone 4/4S/5/5C/5S, iPod touch 4th/5th gen
* Refer to the official website for the latest news and instructions
* Thank you for the comments submitted via email, we’re working hard on making the app better
* This app works on all models of the iPhone and iPod touch
* This is a highly recommended app, designed for iOS7
Q: How to Set Lock/Home Screen
A: Settings > Wallpaper > Camera Roll > Choose image > Set > Set Lock Screen or Set Home Screen
Q: We can’t save it to our photos folder
A: Settings > Privacy > Photos > This App > On
Q: Wallpaper doesn’t fit in the screen position.
A: Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion > On
(Note: If zoomed, you will need to rescale your wallpaper to fit to the screen)
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 64 MB
Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, Full ver (image x 600 Over) is offered at a 50% off Launch Event sale of only .99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Catalogs category. Lite ver (image x 600 Over) limited time Free.
Based in Seoul, Korea, YoungGam is a smart phone App Development and Design Company for iOS. We do our best to make beautiful products that are easy and fun with intuitive user experience. Your iPhone, iPod, iPad or Android device and make life easier and fun. Copyright (C) 2014 YoungGam Communication. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.