iOS 7: Changing Siri’s Voice

11:50 AM, Apr. 7th, 2014 · · iPhone

Siri's pretty cool because it lets you talk to your iPhone, iPad, or iPhone iPod touch to issue commands, but what if you don't like the gender of the default voice Siri uses when it replies? That's not a problem in iOS 7 because you can switch Siri's gender between female and male with just a couple screen taps.

Puzzled? 3 Free Puzzlers For iOS

7:51 PM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · iPhone

Free on iTunes

If you're a fan of puzzles then you've come to the right place. Vern Seward points out three free iOS puzzle games in this week's Free on iTunes. DOOORS, Montezume Pussle, and Sudoku 2.

Google Updates Gmail with More User Snooping

7:20 PM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · iPhone

Yeah...this.

Like a lot of Google moves, this sounds fine at first, but after a little consideration it turns out to only be in Google's best interests. Please fetch me my fainting couch.

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Apple Reportedly in Talks To Purchase Renesas Mobile

7:40 PM, Apr. 2nd, 2014 · · iPhone

Apple has opened discussions to purchase the majority of Renesas SP, a Japanese chip maker in dire financial straits. According to Reuters, Apple wants the 55 percent stake that Renesas SP owns in another company called Renesas SP Driver, the largest supplier of chips that control mobile screens to all three iPhone suppliers: Sharp, LG Display, and Japan Display Inc.

Apple Argues that Copying Was Built into Samsung’s Development Process

9:48 PM, Apr. 1st, 2014 · · iPhone

Apple v. Samsung

Apple told a jury on Tuesday that Samsung didn't just copy Apple's intellectual property, but that deliberately copying the iPhone was part of Samsung's "development process." The accusation came during Apple's opening statements in the second big patent infringement trial between the two companies.

3 Free App for the Citizen Scientist

4:30 PM, Mar. 28th, 2014 · · iPhone

All science isn't done in a lab by white coated professors.You can do scientific field work where ever you are with these three free iOS app featured in this week's Free on iTunes. Project Squirrel, Project Noah, Merlin Bird ID.

Suspend Your iPhone in Mid-Air with iPEVO Articulating Stand

2:45 PM, Mar. 28th, 2014 · · iPhone

IPEVO   Articulating Video Stand for iPhone and iPod touch

IPEVO’s Articulating Video Stand allows one to suspend an iPhone or iPod touch virtually in mid-air with great flexibility. It will appeal to anyone who needs to create training or demonstrations videos or suspend the iPhone's camera above an object. There are many other uses.