Thursday, February 04, 2016
As you may have seen, Microsoft revealed that it has purchased SwiftKey and will, over time, integrate this software-based keyboard technology with its own WordFlow efforts. I look forward to that future, but for now, let’s take a quick look at how SwiftKey works today.
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Google has added a small but cute feature to the Google iOS search app that lets users hard press on the app and brings up a “3-D touch menu” for the “I’m Feeling Curious” button. This is to make it faster for searchers to get “a fun fact” from Google.
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Monday, February 01, 2016
As far as paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free go, today’s posts is one of the best ones we’ve run in quite some time. Not only are there a healthy number of apps on today’s list — 12 in total — but they span a wide range of genres so there should definitely be something for everyone.
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Not all apps churned out of the Microsoft Garage appear intriguing. But some are right there at that point, and their latest product, the News Pro app, can certainly be stacked along with those. By its name, the app appears to be what we can call a simple news provider app, which is to rival with the likes of Apple News and Clipboard.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Trip hop duo Massive Attack have released a new “sensory music player” app that remixes and reforms songs from their new EP according to environmental data taken from your phone. The app, which is entitled Fantom and works with the iPhone 5s and upwards, uses your location, movement and heartbeat to manipulate the music, along with the time of day and images from the phone’s camera.
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Monday, January 25, 2016
Comedian Chelsea Handler has created a novel iOS app, Gotta Go, that lets you arrange a fake text message or call that will give you an excuse to get out of whatever situation you’re in. Whether it’s a disastrous Tinder date or a boring meeting, the app will come up with a witty reason you need to leave.
Read more thenextweb.com
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
In late September, OneDrive for iOS was updated with Outlook integration, VoiceOver accessibility, and support for sharing folders. At the same time, it was updated with the ability to annotate PDF files right within the app with highlights, comments, and drawings.
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Monday, January 18, 2016
iPhone: We’ve seen plenty music apps for iOS that pull music from your Dropbox account, but Jukebox sets itself apart by offering an offline mode alongside a free price tag. When you open up Jukebox, you’re shown a list of all your music stored in Dropbox.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
If you use Skype on a frequent basis, you’ve probably wanted to schedule a few of those internet-based calls. Doing that on your phone, however, has been a hassle—at least, until now. Microsoft has rolled out an update to Outlook for iOS that lets you turn any meeting into a Skype call, and join that call by tapping a button.
Read more www.engadget.com
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
AgileBits has updated its popular login manager app 1Password to include new features for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus as well as other security and function enhancements for all users. 1Password 6.2 for iOS adds 3D Touch quick actions from the Home screen icon plus Peek and Pop for previewing items within the app.
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Monday, January 11, 2016
There’s an old saying about a sucker being born every minute. If you need proof, you only have to look as far as the App Store, where Minecraft Pocket Edition 2 recently stormed into the top 5.
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Friday, January 08, 2016
When was the last time you actually got excited over a network management app? For most of us, the answer is probably “never.” But as our Gordon Ung shows in the above video, Asus’s Router app might actually turn some heads. The Asus Router app lets you manage your Asus-branded router from the comfort of your smartphone.
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Thursday, January 07, 2016
Mac users looking for a good note-taking app now have one fewer option at their disposal. Circus Ponies, the company behind the venerable NoteBook app for iOS and OS X, announced on its website Tuesday that it was shutting down and that its apps would no longer be available. “After 13 years in business, Circus Ponies has gone to that great Alphabet company in the sky,” a message on the Circus Ponies website reads in part.
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Vidyo, a screen recording utility for iPhone and iPad available at $4.99 on the App Store, seems like one of those apps that will soon be removed by Apple. By simulating an AirPlay Mirroring connection to the app itself, Vidyo allows you to capture your device’s screen even when you’re not using the app – which means you can record your Home screen as well as other apps, saving everything to a video file on your device.
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Wednesday, January 06, 2016
My wife and I are mostly cash-free: We do all our shopping and dining on a rewards credit card, often using Apple Pay to avoid even pulling out the card. All but a couple of our bills are paid automatically through our bank or the vendor’s website. As a result, I carry very little cash.
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Apple’s Find My iPhone can only do so much when your device is stolen, but Unhand Me! will alert you of potential theft as soon as someone grabs your phone. Unhand Me! is a new app for iOS that will alert users when their iPhones get picked up by someone else.
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Sunday, January 03, 2016
An app that can differentiate between a variety of crying sounds made by babies has been developed by Taiwanese researchers. The Infant Cries Translator was developed at the National Taiwan University Hospital Dunlin and can differentiate between four separate crying sounds by recording the sounds of babies and comparing them against a vast database.
Read more www.nbcnews.com
Your phone is distracting. If you have a hard time resisting the impulse to check notifications, Forest helps balance out that impulse with a gamified virtual garden. The app has a very simple basic premise: once you start the app, you can’t use your phone for 30 minutes.
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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Microsoft has launched yet another app for a rival platform - Selfie for iOS. The app’s function is to simply make the images appear enhanced and better by automatically adjusting the colour balance, skin tone, and lighting in the given environment.
Read more gadgets.ndtv.com
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
There are many apps out there that help us join our selfies. But, all of them are third party apps. Instagram has now launched Layout, its own collage app, to save you the trouble of downloading and using third party apps. This app runs on iOS 7 or later and takes up 5MB of space on your phone. It works fine with iPads, but has been optimised for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6.
Read more www.thehindu.com