If you follow me on Twitter then you know that I’m a big advocate for MyFitnessPal. The app and service allows you to easily track your diet along with your weight and other measurements to help you live a healthy(ier) lifestyle. Now if you really have been following me a while then you know that I use to weight 290lb (131kg) about 5 years ago and today (as of 4:30 this morning) I weigh 180lb (81.6kg). It’s taken a lot of work and part of that effort has been through diet tracking. That’s where the MyFitnessPal app comes into the equation.
Yesterday the company updated their iOS app to be a universal app across all devices, eliminating the HD version for
iPad. While data had already been synchronised across devices in previous releases, the new universal app should make it easier for everyone to download the free MyFitnessPal app once and it is on all their device.
In addition the MyFitnessPal app now has a new related foods suggestion in your diary. Now when you add food to your diary, the app will give you related items that you have paired with that food previously. It makes adding items you eat regularly easier and quicker. Throughout the app you will also find Quick Tips that pop up or are integrated into your timeline. These tips are designed to give you ideas on how to use the app better or more efficiently.
The MyFitnessPal app is free as is the service and this new update requires your device be running iOS 6.0 or later on your devices.
The first headline that hit me today when I turned on my iPad was from the Wall Street Journal proclaiming Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19b. It’s a big, big number but the acquisition could prove to be a pivotal point for Facebook and the landscape of social networking in general. The deal is a reasonably straightforward cash & stock purchase with WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum stating that the company will be operated “independently and autonomously”. Let’s see how that works in practice.
For those of you who don’t know, WhatsApp allows you to send messages through your device’s internet connections to avoid SMS fees. Think Facebook Messenger on a much, much more popular and bigger scale. How big of a scale?
- WhatApp has some 450 million users of which around 70% are active
- More than 600m photos and 100m videos are sent on WhatsApp each day
- More than 200m voice messages are sent per day
- WhatApp is nearing global SMS volume per day at 19m messages sent and 34b received per day
Oh, and to top that, every one of these categories above have grown by over 100% year-over-year
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Personal mode is especially designed for professionals who know exactly what they need and for those who value their time the most. This mode will give you a quicker and easier access to the most needed and recent functions. It includes additional mathematical operations such as Logarithmic functions, Trigonometric functions (sin, cos, tan), Random Number Generator, Mathematical Constant, Pi Constant and many more.
Alfons Schmid has announced the release of Notebooks 7 for iPad and iPhone, a major upgrade to his text processing app, which organizes notes, documents and projects in multiple hierarchies and integrates task management. This unique combination ensures an uninterrupted train of thoughts when creating documents, consulting supportive documentation, producing ideas, breaking them down into tasks and assigning them to their designated lists.
Notebooks 7 appears with a new, clean interface inspired by iOS 7, adds support for iOS 7 features like AirDrop and provides new methods to turn selected documents or whole hierarchies of documents into eBooks in ePub format. The eBooks can easily be shared, opened and read in eBook Readers like Apple’s iBooks and others.
Notebooks, originally designed to do away with paper notes, has evolved into a powerful productivity app and includes a text processor for plain text, rich text, and Markdown text, provides space to store and organize files and documents, and supports complex task management. Despite its power, Notebooks strives to be light weight. It allows users to selectively turn functionality on and off, which keeps the user interface as simple or as complex as the user wants.
Adapkit, developer of Monsta Points, the top rated family reward chart app, announced today that they have released an new game “Circuit-Breaker” on iOS and Android platforms. the Circuit-Breaker game is a really simple, but totally addictive little game that is sure to appeal to the competitor in everyone.
The gameplay builds around the idea of a burning fuse, which the player must cut by following a coded sequence of lights. Tension builds and as each fuse is cut – another appears – burning faster and faster. There are no winners, only losers who hang on for longer. The game features a Victorian steam punk style that is very distinctive. The design is based on old engineering diagrams and has been given a rough colored print look.
Cortado, leading provider of enterprise mobility solutions, offers an optimized version of its free productivity app, Cortado Workplace, for iOS 7. Cortado Workplace 7 includes an entirely revised file management concept in addition to a completely new usability and design approach.
The move to iOS 7 is continuing at a rapid pace. According to data from Apple developer support, 82 percent of the devices used in the App Store already use the new operating system.
To complement Apple’s latest operating system, Cortado has completely redesigned its free cloud storage and productivity app Cortado Workplace. Most importantly, the design and the user interface are fully harmonized with iOS 7. Any design elements lacking functionality have been completely eliminated in favor of the main features: mobile management, sharing, and printing for files and documents.
The updated 1Writer markdown text editor app has hit the app store and it is pretty impressive. 1Writer goes beyond word processing by completely syncing data between devices and seamlessly integrating with many third party applications, giving the user total control of their documents. Whether you’re managing a weekly grocery list, writing a blog or just taking notes on the go, 1Writer is both a simple and comprehensive text editor for your iOS device.
1Writer elevates the user experience by providing a host of features to simplify everyday writing. With a few taps, users can create and edit documents, organize related documents with hashtags, and even add existing files and folders from Dropbox and iCloud. 1Writer offers full support for Markdown and an extended keyboard row that takes the technical guesswork out of Markdown editing, see the formatted results with Markdown syntax highlighting while you write and a full, rich-text preview when you’re done. Other features include passcode lock, an in-app browser, color themes and the option to add photos to documents.
Coming just one week after the release of Beta 4, Apple has seeded to their developer community the 5th OS X 10.9.2 Beta. The new beta is build 13C59 and is available for developers to download from the Apple Developer site or if they are on a previous beta, update through the Mac App Store on their Macs.
With this latest OS X 10.9.2 beta coming so shortly after the previous, it could be an indicator of a couple of things. One, Apple & their developers found a serious bug which needed addressing immediately. Given that developers are under NDA, you likely wouldn’t see much about this in the public forum but there are always leaks. Frankly there hasn’t been a peep about any issues with Beta 4 so this is likely not the case.
The second indicator could be that Apple is putting the final bits of polish on prior to a release. Apple has long been rumoured to aiming for the first quarter of 2014 to release OS X 10.9.2. We are essentially in the middle of the quarter now so if they are indeed going to release by the end of March, final prep work begins now.
As Clinton considers the technology at his disposal to build a vessel that can hold all creatures of the world two-by-two amid the gale force deluge dumping upon the British Isles, California final got a sprinkling of moisture.
Of course, as the water situation becomes bleaker in one of the worst droughts seen by the golden state, any rain in the forecast brings about the emergency alerts: STORMWATCH 2014. (No joke, this was the leading nightly news story on the day we expected to receive 1/10th of an inch of rain – a mere quarter centimeter for all you metric people.)
Finally, this past week, we had a desperately needed downpour. By which I mean actual rain for the morning commute, which causes all the drivers forget how to operate a motor vehicle.
By the time lunchtime rolled around, I decided I was hungry enough to brave the elements in search of a sandwich (it was drizzling now). After procuring the necessary foodstuffs for storm survival, I returned to the office and darted across the parking lot into the building so as to not get too much mist on my hair.
It wasn’t until I got back to my desk that the feeling of utter nakedness descended upon me. My phone was not in my pocket.
mTouchLabs has announced the release of Fix and Set Wallpaper 1.0, their new lifestyle app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The Fix and Set Wallpaper app will help you to make a perfect iOS 7 wallpaper screen for your iDevice. This app makes it easy for you to set any of your wallpapers look as the way you want them to display.
Ever since Apple launched iOS 7, everyone had trouble using own pictures as wallpapers. iOS7 only seems to want to position a background image one way, and no matter how hard you try, no matter how much you pinch or zoom, iOS7 just snaps you wallpaper back in and, in some cases, makes it look ridiculous. mTouchLabs identified the issue and created Fix and Set wallpaper app exclusively for iPhone and iPad.