We look at two utilities for moving information from your computer onto the pasteboard of your iOS device. MyPhoneDesktop offers a superior desktop app, handy contact management, full SMS support, and the ability to work with local images. But if you don't need a lot of features, PasteFire is a perfectly acceptable -- and free -- alternative.
If you enjoy making music, this quirky iPad app will provide plenty of entertainment.
A well-designed app that offers several useful tools, GuitarToolkit is a must-have for any iPhone-toting musician.
Tablature, or "tab" as it is colloquially known, is a notational system for guitar that shows notes and chords according to where they are positioned on the fingerboard rather than using a traditional musical staff. Brian Beam looks at a pair of apps that bring tablature to the iPhone and iPad.
This song lyrics app performs its functions just fine, especially if your musical tastes tend toward the mainstream. But it really doesn't stand out from similar offerings in the App Store.
If you love your pets, for less than the price of a chew toy, you can have an app that presents concise, easy-to-follow information in the event of an emergency.
Give developer Random Sequence credit for coming up with a quirky approach to selecting music on your iOS device. But some might question whether the app offers enough functionality to justify its cost.
This clever iPhone app lets you stay in touch with friends without incurring SMS charges from AT&T. WhatsApp Messenger provides an alternative texting service that closely resembles standard SMS text messaging.
With updates adding new features, this playlist-generating app -- which now comes in paid and free versions -- is as impressive as before.
It can take lots of time, patience and determination in order to produce a listenable song with this app, which transmogrifies your voice into the sound of various musical instruments. But Voice Band definitely puts a unique spin on mobile music creation.
This app promises to help guard your iPhone from malicious mail, and its approach is pretty straightforward. Still, our tests were unable to indicate just how much safer your e-mail is with this $17 app and service. Still, a free version lets you try Mobile Active Defense for free to judge for yourself.
We take a look at three remote SSH clients that run on your iPhone (and in one case, your iPad). Each has their limitations, but two of the three apps we looked at have noteworthy strengths.
The free Qik Live provides only basic recording features but excels at online sharing. The paid Qik Video Camera links to fewer online sites but offers many special recording effects missing from Qik Live and the built-in camera in older iPhones.
This app allows you to stealthily snap photos and record audio with your iPhone. But the 1.0 version of Pocket's Pie is pretty rudimentary.
This music identifier and lyric finder compares favorably to similar offerings in the App Store, thanks to solid features and a compelling price.