An Always-Listening App That Alerts the Hearing Impaired To Alarms

In an ideal world, every audible alarm would include a visual indication that something was wrong, so that the hearing impaired would immediately be notified too. Until that happens, a cheap $1 app called Deafalarm could serve as a viable alternative—keeping an ear out for alarms and alerting the user through text and… » 4/04/14 1:20pm 4/04/14 1:20pm

Just Tap Your Phone On Every Wall and This App Will Draw a Floorplan

It's not a bad idea to measure a room before you go out and buy a bunch of new furniture. And if you've got an iPhone, that becomes less of an ordeal because you can trade your tape measure for this slick app called RoomScan. It automatically generates floorplans by simply tapping your phone on every wall. » 3/21/14 9:20am 3/21/14 9:20am

This App Guarantees You've Always Got a Deck Of Cards On Hand

When a deck is available, it's probably the easiest way to start up a quick game of cards with a group of friends. But while many of us have a smartphone on hand 24/7, few of us have a deck of cards in our pockets as well. Which is why this app that creates a virtual deck and a virtual card table on an iPad is so… » 3/13/14 6:54pm 3/13/14 6:54pm

Drive Awake iOS App Can Tell When You're Drowsy, Directs You to Coffee

Is there anything wrong with a chain of coffee shops trying to drum up a little extra business while they're ensuring drowsy drivers don't end up swerving off the road? Thailand-base Cafe Amazon certainly hopes not. Working with BBDO Proximity, the chain created an iPhone app that monitors drivers for signs of… » 5/22/13 12:48pm 5/22/13 12:48pm

Finally, Goatse Lands in the App Store

How the iTunes App Store approval process works is still a complete mystery to those on the outside. Seemingly innocuous apps get rejected all the time, while a game like Word of the Rings with an icon that pays tribute to the infamous Goatse image have no problem passing muster. » 11/26/12 12:12pm 11/26/12 12:12pm

When It's Okay to Pay For an App

There are over 130,000 apps in the App Store. About 100,000 of those expect you to pay cash money for a download. Sometimes it's worth it! Often, it's not. Prof. Dealzmodo's here to help you tell the difference. » 2/25/10 2:03pm 2/25/10 2:03pm

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Access the Whole iTunes App Store Through Your Browser

First we got to check out previews of iPhone apps through our browsers, now we can view a full listing of available apps the same way. Not sure if there's much use for this feature, but it is nice to be able to browse through the app catalog without having to deal with the slowness of iTunes. [Apple via App Advice] » 2/18/10 7:39pm 2/18/10 7:39pm

The App Store Effect: Are iPhone Apps Headed for Oblivion?

It's uncanny. When known software gets repackaged for iPhones and iPod Touches and passes through the hallowed gates of the App Store, something happens: Almost invariably, it gets cheaper. Waaay cheaper. Good right? Well, not always. » 10/16/09 11:40am 10/16/09 11:40am