calculator Stories April 17, 2018

Apple’s app review process while streamlined and quick, doesn’t always catch everything within an app before it is approved and released on the App Store. This time an app disguised as a calculator was able to make it through the cracks, with a hidden photo/video aspect underneath an otherwise fully functional calculator. expand full story

calculator Stories July 10, 2015

Google has quietly launched a new iOS app today called Ivy that it describes as an experimental big number calculator. expand full story

calculator Stories May 22, 2015

Geek Watch brings the classic Casio calculator interface to Apple Watch

We’ve already seen a couple of useful calculator apps for the Apple Watch, but the most recent one, released today, arguably has the coolest interface of them all. Geek Watch takes the design and interface of the classic Casio calculator watch and puts it on the Apple Watch.

calculator Stories February 19, 2015

Tapbots, the developers behind the popular third party Twitter app Tweetbot, is out today with a major new version of their advanced calculator app Calcbot. As the ‘bot’ theme implies, Calcbot approaches the stock calculator experience and applies character through animations and sounds while delivering more function than the out-of-the-box calculator from Apple.

The completely new version follows the debut of Calcbot for Mac last fall and includes support for quick iCloud sync between the Mac and iOS versions. While the new version of Calcbot is free, an in-app purchase unlocks additional features including what was previously a separate app called Convertbot. expand full story

calculator Stories November 6, 2014

Calcbot for Mac

Tapbots, most known for the popular Twitter client for Mac and iOS called Tweetbot, is out with a new Mac app that some of its followers may recognize from the iPhone and iPad: Calcbot for Mac. Calcbot is described as a simple and intelligent calculator with a “live-as-you-type expression view” for visualizing your calculation history on a scratch sheet-like tape window. Calcbot also packs in a robust unit conversion tool with a wide range of supported categories. Check below for a closer look at Calcbot for Mac and its Yosemite-ready design. expand full story

calculator Stories December 3, 2013

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I love it when an app developer takes one of my minor grumbles and comes up with a simple solution. PopCalc is one of those.

There are times when I have a few sums to do, and the standard calculator app is a bit too dumb, while creating a spreadsheet in Numbers feels like overkill. What I really want is a cross between the two: the simplicity of a calculator, but some of the functionality of a spreadsheet. And that’s exactly what PopCalc aims to deliver …  expand full story

calculator Stories November 8, 2013

PCalc iOS app updated w/ 64-bit support, new nighttime theme, & much more

Popular scientific calculator app PCalc was updated today with new features including 64-bit support for the iPhone 5s and new iPads. The updated app also includes a new nighttime theme on iOS 7 called “Samurai Night” that can automatically switch on when it’s dark.

Along with PCalc, we’re also huge fans of Digits Calculator in iOS.

Version 3.1 of PCalc for iPhone and iPad also includes a long list of other new features and fixes:

What’s New in Version 3.1

Added 64-bit support for the iPhone 5s and new iPads. Added a new darker iOS 7 theme, “Samurai Night”. Added an option to automatically switch to “Samurai Night” when it’s dark outside. Added an accounting mode that automatically enters a decimal point and rounds the display to two decimal places. Added an option to make the text on the keys bold. Added new commands to the user functions and conversions. Now display dark menus on an iPhone when using a dark theme. Now disable the deg / rad buttons when not in decimal mode. Now support touch typing using VoiceOver. Fixed a problem adjusting sliders using VoiceOver. Fixed a problem displaying the tape and registers in certain themes. Fixed a problem hiding the status bar. Fixed a problem with double-height status bars. Fixed the sorting in the “Density” section of the conversions.

PCalc 3.0 is available for $9.99 on the App Store.

calculator Stories September 18, 2013

iOS 7 How-to: Use Control Center to quickly manage settings

Control Center is one of iOS 7 brand new easy to use features that makes it very efficient to toggle on and off certain settings. To activate and get into Control Center, you swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

You are now able to quickly access Airplane Mode, Wifi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb Mode and Lock Rotation. You are also able to easily adjust the brightness of your display by adjusting the slider next to the suns. You also have controls for playing your music, with a volume slider below the controls. Below that you do have the option to AirDrop (only available on iPhone 5 or later, iPad fouth generation and newer, and iPod Touch fifth generation and newer) and AirPlay which allows you to wirelessly project the device’s display using an Apple TV or to project music to Bluetooth speakers or AirPlay speakers.

For quick easy access you now do have a flashlight. Even if your phone display goes to sleep, the flashlight still stays on, so make sure you actually do tap the flashlight again, to turn it off. You don’t need to have a Flashlight app anymore as it is built in. You do also have easy access to the Clock app, so you can set alarms, timers, or use the stop watch. You have access to the calculator app. You also have a new way to open up the Camera app.

For example, Control Center is great because now I do not have to unlock my iPhone, type in my password, go into Settings, turn on Bluetooth and have it connect again with my car system. Now I just swipe up to open up Control Center, tap on Bluetooth and it automatically pairs up with my car speakerphone.

However, not everybody might want to access Control Center from their lock screen. You can control where on your phone you want to be able to activate Control Center. For example, you can decide whether or not you want to be able to access control center on your lock screen, and while you are in apps. To set this up, go into settings.

Then press on Control Center.

You can then toggle to access Control Center on the Lock Screen on and off. Same thing with accessing it within apps.

calculator Stories July 2, 2013

Satechi Bluetooth Wireless Smart Keypad adds convenient number pad/calculator in Apple design for $35

Santechi released a new Bluetooth keypad today that sports a similar look and feel to Apple’s aluminum wireless keyboard. The keypad works alongside any existing Bluetooth keyboard to give you access to a full number pad that doubles as a calculator at the press of a button. You can get it now on Amazon for $34.99.

The full press release is below:

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