If you’re hesitant to give up pen and paper for all your note-taking needs, Wacom’s Bamboo Spark digitizing notebook has added another good reason to avoid a touchscreen stylus for a little while longer: handwriting to text conversion.
I love writing stuff down. Well, I love the idea of writing stuff down. Often I abandon the actual task because keeping track and archiving written notes is a huge pain in the ass. Wacom has a new toy called Bamboo Spark that digitizes your handwritten notes without you having to think about it...much.
Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of banging and hammering and mashing and even torching involved in making a steel pan drum but watching it all come together and to see flat steel get shaped in the most irregular pounding way to create the most perfect sounding notes for each section is pretty damn awesome. I couldn’t…
When they were announced, the widgets in iOS 8 sounded like they had huge potential. But then iOS 8 came out and, well, all of the widgets sort of sucked. Until this one.
Despite the number of free, awesome note-taking apps any smartphone-owning person can lay their hands on, Post-Its are still probably the most popular way to jot down a quick reminder. In an effort to make their flagship product more digital and down with the productivity-focused kids, 3M has released an app to help…
The new iCloud is now available for everybody and brings brand new Notes and Reminders apps along with updated versions of Mail, Calendar and Find My iPhone. Every app looks a lot better and more consistent. Here's what's new.
Apple unveiled the latest iCloud iteration at today's WWDC, beefing up the the fledgling service with a bevy of new features. Here's what's new.
You can write a mile long list of reminders on your phone, but you'll still forget them all if it's tucked away in your pocket. That's why sticky notes have yet to be replaced by deviced like the iPhone, and these app icon-themed pads seem like they're rubbing that fact in.
It might be a little passive aggressive but here's a hilarious way to stop your neighbors from having cat-howling, bunny-bumping, orgasmic tongue screaming sex: record their moans and post the audio file to Soundcloud for all the Internet to hear.
In addition to our crowd-sourced National Speed Test, we thought we'd do a little testing of our own. We love LTE, but which iPad (and network) gives the best LTE? Let's have a look see.
I love everything about these ninja-inspired throwing star sticky notes from ThinkGeek. Everything except the fact they're made from black paper, making them next to impossible to write on with anything other than a special marker.
The Blue Morpho butterfly shines such a brilliant blue it almost seems electric. Its secret? Microscopic holes that play with light in an incredible way. And by using nanotechnology, we can replicate those same effects on printed objects, like money. Bling!
A good quote deserves to be remembered, and Quotebook is designed to do just that: it's a simple, elegant way to archive those scraps of language you know might be worth revisiting down the line.
What is it?
Quotebook, $2, iPhone. There's not a whole lot to it: it's a notebook for quotes. A quotebook. You can…
Evernote, many a note-junkie's powertool for keeping things in order, just reworked its iOS app from top to bottom. Which is good! Evernote's always been so packed with features that their smaller-device interfaces tended to come off a bit overwhelming. The highlights of the new design: a new home screen with an…
Microsoft is crrraaaazy about the cloud these days, and they're using OneNote Mobile, a free companion app to their popular lists and notes software, to get iPhone users on board. Naturally, it syncs seamlessly with Windows Live SkyDrive.
It might be a little hard to see, but this is a design for an improved post-it note. The paper is made from wood waste and the end of the note ends in a triangle to prevent the corners from fraying.
Nevermind that banknotes are less than a millimeter thick, they're soon going to be stamped with electronic circuits for yet another anti-counterfeit measure. The notes will be traceable thanks to the semiconducting organic molecules, potentially putting a stop to bank-heists.
Smartphones have the potential to be killer note-takers: they're always with you, constantly connected, have touchscreens and pack cameras. And with the right app, any Android or iOS device can put your Moleskine, legal pad or padlocked diary to shame.