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What Are Your Favorite iPhone Apps?

In no particular order for me (other than the Apple default apps): Pocket Mailbox Fantastical Overcast Vesper Forecast.io Google Maps Flickr Starbucks Foursquare and now maybe Swarm (just figured out how to adjust LS on the latter)

Word Lens Is Mind-Blowing

I downloaded and played with Word Lens briefly last year. There was only a text-reversing demo for free, the translation required in-app-purchases. But I see that Google just bought the company and made the app and in-app-purchases free. This thing…

I Worry The iPhone/iOS Has Lost Its Edge

Up until maybe last summer I would have argued that iOS was much better than Android in nearly every way. But in the last two revision Android has made up a ton of ground. It’s nearly as good in a…

Fantastical for iOS / iPhone, Quick Look

I’ve never really been much of a calendar user on the iPhone. Once I tried to get the family to all use a shared Google calendar but it never got any traction. A couple weeks ago I read this column…

Sent From My iPhone

I love this.   Why I Include ‘Sent From My iPhone’ — Even When It’s Not: On more than one occasion, I’ve opened up an email on my MacBook, typed out an answer and then, against my better judgment, typed…

App Review: Vesper for iOS

I have a little problem with weather apps for the iPhone. Every time a new one comes along I grab it, convinced it’s the ultimate and the final one I’ll buy. Until the next one comes along a few weeks…

Apple Shakedown Follow-Up

I see Dr. Sowell’s recent column is about the Apple corporate tax business. So Apple is already paying $16 million a day in taxes?!! It’s never enough. “We have truly entered the world of  ‘Alice in Wonderland’ when the CEO of…

They’re (Apple) Employees, Not Investors

Are Apple employees “underpaid?” While there’s no hard-and-fast rule to determine the answer, we can get a good approximation of the answer, do they (Apple) get more job applications than people quitting in a given month? And here’s another relevant…