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Tip of the Day: How to Dial Extensions on Your iPhone

Adding a contact's phone number to your iPhone is simple. But what about adding phone numbers with extensions? You could manually dial the extension after calling, but fortunately that's not necessary. Here's how to set up a contact's phone number so that your iPhone dials an extension …

Stressed Out? 5 Apps to Help You Relax

In times of stress, you can turn to your iPhone.<p>Your body’s natural reaction to stress — known as the “fight or flight” response — can negatively affect your health, according to the American Psychological Association, and can make already existing health problems even worse. And while it’s normal …

Three Apps To Help You Evaluate Your Mental Health

The month of May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of Americans wake up to face each day living with a mental health condition—myself included. Two years ago I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have good days and bad days, but for the most part I am managing my illness.<p>I have …

Facetune retouching app turns fuglies into supermodels

Facetune is a great iOS Photo app to have laying around on your iPad or iPhone. It’s a photo-retouching app that will very quickly let you fix up funky faces. Not only does it take care of old foes like red-eye, but it’ll whiten teeth, smooth over the cruelest spray of acne, and even fix up folks …

How To Enter Extensions For Conference Rooms In Contacts App [iOS Tips]

We’ve all had to do it: make those conference calls to services that require you to enter in a code, or a room number, or what have you.<p>If you call these numbers frequently and want to save a little time, you can enter in the extensions and codes into your Contacts app, but you’ll want to code in …

Review: iRig Pro – Recording Just Got a Whole Lot Better

- Apr 17, 2014<p>Musicians, pocket videographers, podcasters, and anyone who has ever tried to record quality audio directly into their iOS device or …

myNoise, An Awesome Ambient Sound Generator For iPhone

Of all the ambient noise apps I’ve tried, myNoise is the best. Based on the well-regarded website of the same name, myNoise for iPhone is a “noise generator,” not just an app that plays recordings of rain and coffee shops.<p>And it also looks as good as it sounds.<p>The app consists of a library, a …

This App Reminds You ‘Whether’ You Were Hot Or Cold A Year Ago

I’m kind of obsessed with monitoring and comparing numbers like blog views and podcast downloads. It’s probably a mild form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, but I made up my own word for it: “metriculous.”<p>Whether is an app that satisfies that part of your brain, if you have it. It lets you compare …

‘Hush’ Lets You Show Without Telling

Maybe you’re walking down the street, and you see a squirrel fighting a feral cat over half of a hot dog. That’s awesome, and you must capture it.<p>But what if a construction crew is ripping up the sidewalk 50 feet away, and you don’t need that messing up this amazing moment? That’s what Hush does: …

3 Apps for Adding Text To Your Pictures

Whether you're creating memes, capturing memories, or just in the mood to have a little fun, adding text to pictures isn't just for the pros anymore. Why would you want to add text to your images? Here are some ideas:<p>Teens are adding funny text to images to create memes<br>• Moms love to add dates and …

PhoneSoap Cleanses Your Filthy iPhone With Pristine UV Light

Christmas is a filthy time of year. First, it’s in the middle of the winter, when coughs, sneezes and dirty old diseases are most common. And second, extra germs, bacteria and viruses hitch a ride on us meatbag humans as we jet around the globe to see our families, swirling the air into a slurry of …

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The Official 100 Pushups App Has A Schedule, And You’re Sticking To It

<b>Official 100 Pushups</b> — Health & Fitness — Free<p>Recently, I realized that I didn’t even want to look at myself without a shirt on. So I downloaded the new official 100 Pushups app, and it claims it can do something about this whole … situation I have going on here. It’s a six-week program with three …

Review & Giveaway: Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi video monitoring with mobile access and cloud recording

Dropcam has been around since 2009, but only truly became a player in the app-enabled home security space early last year with the release of the Dropcam HD Wi-Fi video monitoring system. It separated itself from the normal cast of IP video cameras by offering an insanely easy setup process, …

KeyCam, A Super-Simple, Super-Useful Self-Timer App

From the department of “One Thing Well” comes KeyCam, an iPhone app which takes photos with a timer. Or a clap, which I guess makes that “Two Things Well,” but still.<p>KeyCam opens to a camera view containing the familiar flash on/off and camera-switching buttons, and adds a single new control, a …

The iProp Holds Any iPad On Almost Any Surface, Simply and Easily [Review]

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IFTTT goes mobile, wants to do your Internet heavy lifting for you

IFTTT (If This Then That) has been trying to automate your Internet life via the browser for a while now, but the service has finally gone mobile …