notifications

What Apps Do You Have Push Notifications Enabled For?

Push notifications can be evil — they tend to distract us while also killing the battery on our mobile devices. So we’re curious about your perspective: what apps are worth having push notifications enabled for?


Omnistat Puts A System Monitor In Your iPhone's Notification Center

iOS: Sometimes, you just want to know everything that’s going on with your iPhone or iPad. Omnistat is an app that does just that. It gives you lots of info about your device, and it displays it all right in the Notification Center.


Schedule Quiet Times On Your Mac With These Automator Apps

Mac: Do Not Disturb is great on a Mac, but it doesn’t really quiet down everything. If you want to set Do Not Disturb to run on a schedule alongside disabling your volume, WonderHowTo shows you how with an Automator app.


Vidgets Adds Loads Of Widgets To The iOS Notification Center

iOS: iOS 8′s new widgets are a great way to make Notification Center more useful. Vidgets is an app that allows you to add information such as world clocks, device status and GPS information to your Notification Center.


Pushbullet Adds Channels, Lets You Subscribe To A Variety Of Updates

Android: It seems like we can hardly go a whole week without some sweet new Pushbullet news. Today, the company announced a new feature called Channels that allow you to subscribe to various updates such as Steam Deals and stock news.


Launcher Puts Your Favourite Apps And Contacts In Notification Center

iOS: iOS 8′s new widgets and extensions are a great way to spruce up your Notification Center. Launcher takes advantage of the new feature in iOS 8 and gives you a speed dial to your apps and contacts right in the Notification Center.


Create Your Own iOS Notifications Viewer With An Arduino

Sick of looking at your phone just to check notifications? DIYer Luke Berndt was, so he decided to build a little notifications viewer with an Arduino.


My Year With A Distraction-Free iPhone

In 2012, I realised I had a problem. My iPhone made me twitchy. I could feel it in my pocket, calling me, like the Ring called Bilbo Baggins. It distracted me from my kids. It distracted me from my wife. It distracted me anytime, anywhere. I needed to take control.


Plane Finder Tracks Your Flight In Real Time

Web/iOS/Android: Plane Finder delivers next-level flight tracking in real time. You open the app to a world map of 12,000+ planes moving in real time, complete with a search feature, so you can see where the flight you’re tracking is at at any moment.


Pushbullet Can Now Reply To SMS From The Desktop Using Any Texting App

Pushbullet can’t seem to stop rolling out useful updates. Users can now reply to SMS messages from the desktop, regardless of what app you use for texting.