It’s interesting and slightly creepy at the same time.
I had a hard time believing this was actually possible, and so I took my own pulse before using the app. The results were the same. Cardiio successfully reads your heart rate by watching the late reflected on your face. Once it has an accurate measurement it’ll show it to you, and you can save it for future reference.
Need some help setting up repeating tasks in Omnifocus?
One of the great features of Omnifocus is the ability to have repeating tasks. Instead of ticking off a task and manually recreating the same one, as soon as you finish the task and tick it off, OmniFocus can be instructed to immediately recreate the same task for you. This is really useful for tasks you have to do repeatedly. Take the simple example of paying your rent – you can create a task each month that says “Pay rent” but this can be simplified by making the task once and setting it up to be a repeating task that shows up at the beginning of every month
Siri is magical and fun when it works…
If you’re on the go or just want an easier way to add events to your Calendar app, Siri will happily get the job done for you. Creating an event is super simple and only takes a few seconds.
- Hold down the Home button to activate Siri.
- Tell Siri what you’d like her to schedule. For example: “Schedule a conference call with Phil tomorrow at 9AM.”
- Wait for Siri to show you the Calendar widget and ask for confirmation.
If there’s any ambiguity about what you said, or Siri is uncertain, it will ask you to clarify. For example, if you ask to set up an appointment “tomorrow”, and it’s near midnight, Siri will ask you to specify the date to make sure the appointment is set up properly.
For more helpful hints you can read the full article here.
Clear for iPhone (Coming Soon!) from Realmac Software on Vimeo.
Most of the time when the technorati slobber over something it turns out to be rather lame. But this time they got it right.
The biggest advantages to Clear over just about any other app I have used: it is concise and fast. You can’t get buried in the details with the app because there are no details to get lost in. You can actually only enter in a task that is under 30 characters long. Clear forces you to be clear.
Clear is the fastest way to enter in new tasks on my iPhone: swipe down/pinch open/tap to create a new item, start typing, pull down to create another, type, pulldown… and so on. It’s fast — faster than OmniFocus.
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This is what the well dressed tech hipster is wearing this winter.
Winter is finally in full effect here in Toronto, with a couple of very cold days in the past week that gave me the perfect opportunity to test a pair ofMujjo touchscreen gloves. These gloves are woven throughout with silver-coated conductive fibers to allow them to work with capacitive screens, like the ones on your iPhone and iPad, and their unique design makes them better suited than most for the task.
WOW-Keys is about 100 bucks…
Not only does this dock and charge your iPhone, but it enables you to use your iPhone in conjunction with the keyboard and the touch service of your iPhone with the keyboard.
With the flip of a button, however, you can switch WOW-Keys over to PC mode (although it also works with Macs). Now, the phone serves the keyboard. Its touchscreen display allows it to work as a multi-touch input device for the computer – among other things, it can function as a touchscreen track pad or numeric keypad.
(Via Church Mag)
I just deleted a bunch of apps off my iPhone because I didn’t use them. It wasn’t a matter of not having enough space on my phone, it was more a matter of not wanting to have stuff around that serves no purpose.
Dear Path and Stamped —
There is no denying that you two are beautiful apps.
Stamped, your gentle color scheme with bold highlights is easy on the eyes, but highlights just the right things. You’ve got just the right feel about you.
Path, you are — without a doubt in my mind — the best-looking, funnest iOS app I’ve ever used. Seriously, every app developer should download you and user your UI and UX conventions in their own apps.
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