New Alarm Clock App Is Betting You Won’t Be Able to Sleep Through the Sound of a Puking Dog

Neural adaptation is our brain’s ability to gradually ignore sounds, smells, and other stimuli we’re routinely exposed to. It’s what allows people who live in crowded urban settings to tune out all the noise at night and sleep, and then continue sleeping right through a familiar alarm clock sound in the morning. Odd Alarm is a new app that almost guarantees you won’t sleep in by offering a list of unorthodox sounds your body will find impossible to ignore. Read More >>

The iPad Is Soon, Finally, Getting a Full Version of Adobe Photoshop

Apple’s about to get a big assist from Adobe when it comes to the company’s efforts to legitimise the iPad Pro as a productivity tool. Today, at its MAX conference in Los Angeles, Adobe confirmed that Photoshop CC – a full, un-compromised version of its photo-editing app – will be available for the iPad early next year. Read More >>

Genius Alarm Clock App Wakes You Earlier When Traffic Jams Might Make You Late

When you set your alarms at night you’re probably only concerned about getting as much sleep as possible, not about what unforeseen problems in the morning could make you late for work. You can leave those concerns to a new iOS-only app called Snorelax that will automatically wake you earlier if traffic problems along your daily route could lead to delays. Read More >>

That Squishy Key Piano is Now Available as a Free 3D Touch iPhone App

At £600 for the small version, Seaboard’s Roli keyboards — with their touch sensitive squishy keys that let musicians enhance their performances while they play — aren’t cheap. But taking advantage of the 3D Touch feature packed into the iPhone 6s, there’s now a free Roli app that provides a similar experience on your phone. Read more >> Read More >>

Oh No, an App That Makes it Easy to Shoot Your Own Music Videos

Have you ever watched a music video for a popular song and thought you could’ve done a much better job? Much to the chagrin of all your social media followers, with Triller, a new app for iOS, you can easily shoot and share your own version, no editing skills required. Read More >>

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MakerBot’s iPad App Can Now Turn Your Drawings Into 3D-Printable Models

One of the biggest reasons there isn’t a 3D printer in every home—yet—has nothing to do with price or availability. It’s the fact that if you want to design and print your own objects, you need to know how to use relatively complex 3D modelling software. So MakerBot has updated its free PrintShop iPad app to include a new feature that can photograph and easily convert your hand-drawn sketches into 3D models. Read More >>

Homescreen Voyeurs Rejoice, This App Lets You Gawk at Other iPhones

Admit it, whenever you see someone using their iPhone you’re always trying to sneak a peek of what apps they’ve deemed important enough to put on their homescreen, and what kind of wallpaper they’re using. Now thanks to an iOS app called #Homescreen that allows users the world over to share and stare at screenshots of their diverse homescreens, you no longer have to be so covert about it. Read More >>

An Always-Listening App That Alerts the Hearing Impaired to Alarms

In an ideal world, every audible alarm would include a visual indication that something was wrong, so that the hearing impaired would immediately be notified too. Until that happens, a cheap £0.69 app called Deafalarm could serve as a viable alternative—keeping an ear out for alarms and alerting the user through text and vibrating alerts. Read More >>

Just Tap Your Phone on Every Wall and This App Will Draw a Floorplan

It's not a bad idea to measure a room before you go out and buy new furniture. And if you've got an iPhone, that becomes less of an ordeal because you can trade your tape measure for this slick app called RoomScan. It automatically generates floorplans by simply tapping your phone on every wall. Read More >>

This App Guarantees You’ve Always Got a Deck of Cards on Hand

When a deck is available, it's probably the easiest way to start up a quick game of cards with a group of friends. But while many of us have a smartphone on hand 24/7, few of us have a deck of cards in our pockets as well. Which is why this app that creates a virtual deck and a virtual card table on an iPad is so wonderful. Read More >>

Finally, Goatse Lands in the App Store

How the iTunes App Store approval process works is still a complete mystery to those on the outside. Seemingly innocuous apps get rejected all the time, while a game like Word of the Rings with an icon that pays tribute to the infamous Goatse image have no problem passing muster. Read More >>

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Clever Doorbell App Automatically Calls Your Friends When You Get To Their Door

As long as the contacts listed in your iPhone include their full address, the Pocket Doorbell app will use your location data to automatically call or text them when you get to their place. Read More >>

An App That Promises Riches, Travel, and Love—In Your Dreams

Companies make a lot of claims about their products to help sell them, but this new app from a Japanese ad agency goes to the extreme, promising wealth, travel, love, and even the ability to fly, at least while you sleep. Read More >>

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TypeWay iPad Keyboard Adapts To Fit Your Hands Perfectly

The limitations of typing on a touchscreen hinder how effective tablets can be as productivity tools. There is hope, though, at least for iPad users. This TypeWay keyboard supposedly makes things easier, by adapting the key layout for each user. Read More >>

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Audi Ad Turns the iPad’s Slide To Unlock Into a Twisting Driving Course

Before you get too excited, you can't actually turn your iPad or iPhone's "slide to unlock" feature into a twisting race course. What you see here is actually an interactive ad created by Audi for the iPad, promoting their magazine. Read More >>