If Mom has been hinting she's always wanted a tablet (or an upgrade), now might be the time to jump on a tablet pricing war between Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Each of their respective tablet lines are discounted this week for Mother's Day...
With Mother's Day just around the corner I decided to indulge my own mother (above) with an app roundup appealing to her favorite hobby: scrapbooking. She was kind enough to share several of her favorite apps she uses on her iPad to help plan and layout her scrapbook projects, a mix of apps for both inspiration and planning she refers to before the cutting and gluing process.
If you're an iPhone user who has always wanted to dip your toes into the Android experience without actually giving up the iPhone and switching over to an Android device, now is an opportune time to download/update the Google Search app for iOS. The app is now infused with the push, info-rich goodness via Google's information card based alert system. We've included a video below the jump just in case you're not acquainted with what Google Now has to offer. But we doubt you'll ever want to go back once you compare Google Now versus the barebones iOS notification system.
One of my earliest memories of spending time with my grandfather was watching him stand over an array of small pots in the dining room, carefully checking their growth. He explained to me that soon they would be ready to go outside in the garden, and eventually they would become vegetables. Not being super keen on some vegetables as a child, I had to squelch the desire to sabotage his budding collection waiting to be moved to the big plot outside.
There are some families that ban iPads, phones, email, and all things tech when taking the hallowed family vacation. I'm amazed by that. Maybe we'll try it sometime. But, though I don't want to spend our vacation tied to our devices, there are moments when I find having a little tech helps everyone recharge.
Love fine art? Or perhaps you can't tell your Monet from your Manet, but you have aspirations for improving your knowledge and appreciation of fine art? Take a gander at these art-related apps for the iPad, Android, and Windows 8 tablets and curate your own collection of Old World Masters.
It seems like tablets are gradually replacing laptops as the I-want-to-surf-the-web-and-check-Facebook-casually-at-home device of choice. But one thing that hasn't quite followed suit is the idea of a "tablet table." Many laptop users who surf from the sofa like to get cozy with or without a compact laptop table in the living room or bedroom, but will dedicated tablet tables ever catch on?
I rank Velcro right up there with duct tape, butterfly paper clamps, and rubber bands in the hall of fame of useful household accessories. Velcro has proven useful in countless ways and a hacker-customizer's best friend since its invention in 1948. Example: a $10 box of velcro is all Jesse Rosten needed to secure and use his trusty iPad all around the house and even inside his car...
As my runny nose, sneezes, and red eyes can attest, spring has sprung and seasonal allergies have arrived in force (check to see whether you live in one of these top ten worst allergy cities). While there isn't yet an app that cures allergies at a touch and a swipe, there are several apps that will help you track your symptoms, check the pollen count, and provide tips for better managing your allergies...
While not everyone shares a level of TV show fandom that necessitates themed cakes, there are more ways now than ever to engage and obsess over one's favorite shows. Whether you'd categorize yourself as a "superfan" who interacts online while watching or just want to make sure to remember when to DVR a show you've been waiting to air with your favorite Doctor (hello, Spies of Warsaw), here are a few tablet apps for your iPads, Android and Windows 8 tablet that are worth a look-see.