Anyone who's trying to change their diet has heard--or learned--that one of the most basic and effective ways to break entrenched eating habits is to write down everything you eat. Not only will you get an idea of how much you cram into your snackhole on a daily basis, you'll get a decent idea of how many calories you're taking in daily.
While the act of recording what you put in your mouth can be a great reality check ("I had no idea I ate that many Snickers bars in a week") or an effective deterrent ("Do I really want to write down that lunch was 'a bag of Doritos?'"), it can also be a real pain. While the iPhone does not lack for calorie-counting, food logging apps, many of these require a lot of tedious searching; worse, some of them require you to look up the nutritional information and enter it into the app yourself. And one of the most frustrating features of nearly all the food logging programs is that they're often not equipped to handle "compound foods”—salads, soups, casseroles or sandwiches.
There seems to be no let up in the tide of iPhone cases—they just keep on coming, dazzling us with cooler and cooler ideas that range from the fashionable, to the practical, to the definitely unusable. That’s great news for your faithful //Macworld// staff, of course, who is more than happy to bring you yet another instalment of our weekly iPhone case roundup!
There must be a thousand ways you can send pictures from your iPhone to your friends and family, so I am always looking for new ways to do so. Hey, snapping a picture and uploading to Facebook is, well, so amateur.
Photogram, from Timelines is my latest toy that drives those in my Facebook feed nuts. “How does he do that?”, they ask. Magic, I say. Magic and iPhones. Lots of iPhones.
Smail Stencil is an iPhone app from ElementoApps Enterprise that acts as a repository for those missives you send frequently and hate typing over and over again.
With Smail Stencil, you can save snippets of text ranging from phrases and sentences to entire paragraphs; once saved, you’re able to send this text via email or SMS with the tap of a button. Smail Stencil inserts the selected text into the body of a message; you just fill out the other details, such as the message’s recipient.
Browse the virtual shelves of the App Store’s gaming section, and it won’t be too long before you stumble across something involving a zombie. From battling plants to working the land, there are enough brain-eaters lurching around the App Store to rival the climax of a George Romero movie.
Given the ubiquity of the undead on iOS devices, then, is there really a need for another zombie-themed game? If that game is Zombie Gunship from Limbic Software, the answer is an emphatic “yes,” carved in granite letters visible from space.
In Zombie Gunship, you’re ensconced in a flying fortress circling endlessly over a bunker in which the last remnants of humanity have taken refuge. Every so often, you’ll spy another survivor dashing across the afterscape to safety—unfortunately, a horde of zombies is usually in pursuit. Your mission: Gun down the zombies before they can reach the bunker without catching any civilians in the crossfire. If a zombie breaches the bunker or if you terminate three civilians, your mission comes to an end.
The Internet video streaming service Boxee took square aim at the Apple crowd on Tuesday, launching both an iPad application and a firmware update to its own Boxee Box hardware that includes AirPlay integration as an “experimental” feature.
The new Boxee for iPad application lets users stream video stored on their PC to their tablet, or—assuming they also have the Boxee Box hardware—from an iPad to their television. But the application works independently of external hardware, integrating with Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr to let users also view videos posted by their friends. The app includes a bookmarking feature as well, to save videos for later viewing.
Like Gotality’s Cardio Fitness Pack, myTrek has both hardware and software components that help you set fitness goals and track your progress. The Bluetooth-enabled pulse monitor can be strapped to your arm; when used in conjunction with the free Scosche myTrek app for iPhone, it can give users the power to monitor and manage their pulse, training type, calories burned, music, and more, both during and after workouts. (See the video below for a demonstration.)