Almost every garage door has an electric opener these days, but the technology has hardly changed in the last 40 years. Now somebody has finally brought this simple device into the 21st century, with an app that lets you control the door from your phone.
One great thing about the wonderful world of apps is it lets developers create basically anything they can dream up. Fart apps? Sure. Angry Birds? OK. But physically shaking your Mac to undo mistakes? That's a new one.
For those living in urban areas, you may have struggled to find a bathroom when you have to, you know, go. Either it's reserved for patrons or you're stuck on one of those looooong residential blocks far away from Starbucks...
Ladies and gents, an official Facebook app is finally coming to the iPad. That's right, it took Mark Zuckerberg and his squad over a year to make one, and it should light the world on fire just like the social network's iPhone app did back in 2007.
Calling all creatives! Adobe is working on a real Photoshop app for tablets that will have most (if not all) of the image manipulating tools found in its computer version — layers and all — optimized for the fingers.
Distracted driving is a serious problem, so lots of people are coming up with ways to stop you from using your phone while driving. The latest is Drive First for Sprint Android phones, which senses when the car is moving and locks down most of phone's functions.
Translation software just became a whole lot less banal. Using an iPhone's camera to augment reality, this nifty app for the iPhone translates any text thrown at it in real-time.
How do you create a seamless bridge between your smartphone, laptop, desktop computer and HDTV? With Wi-Fi, of course. Techies have been enjoying devices that talk to one another on their home networks for years now, but your average Jack and Jane, who have all their media files sitting on their desktop or worse — scattered across their hard drive in a maze of folders — probably don't even know that it's possible to connect all their devices together, let alone make it as headache-free as possible. That's where Twonky comes in. It's an app for Android smartphones that promises to make accessing your media as effortless as possible. Quite a tall order — it'd be a dream come true if it could pull it off.
Amazon's Kindle has sworn off its own hardware before, releasing apps for both the iPhone and the PC. Now, arriving on the Mac, it seems the holy trinity is complete, and it really makes you wonder why you'd ever really...
The cheekily named TigerText — and I'll give you three guesses who it's named after (your last two guesses don't count) — markets itself as a way to handle your sensitive text messages. Want to send a little somethin' somethin'...