iPhone http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone/features en-GB Apple TestFlight gets you early access to iOS app betas http://www.stuff.tv/ios-8/testflight-gets-you-new-ios-app-betas/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s win-win: you get introduced to new apps and devs get to test their apps before going live </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="TestFlight gets you in on new iOS app betas" alt="TestFlight gets you in on new iOS app betas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/testflight.jpg?1414142337" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you like the idea of testing apps before they&#39;re released, then Apple&#39;s new TestFlight Beta program might be for you. What&#39;s involved? You sign up, download an app and you&#39;re in line to help test and review other apps on the App Store. Pretty simple, huh?</p> <p>Third-party developers can invite up to 1,000 people to beta test &ndash; an tenfold increase on Apple&#39;s originally-announced plan of just 100 testers.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What happens is that a developer sends out invitations, users then download the app via iTunes Connect and then download TestFlight. iOS 8 also helps notify users when the latest builds of beta apps are available, which is pretty handy compared to waiting for developer emails.</p> <p>As for updates, they&#39;re going to take a little longer due to Apple needing to vet the apps via its Beta App Review. Still, having the Big A run the rule over apps first isn&#39;t necessarily a bad thing &ndash; it reduces the likelihood of pre-release software messing up your iPhone or iPad. One of the pitfalls of Google Play is its reliance on peer review, meaning it&#39;s all too easy for malware and shady apps to sneak into the app marketplace.</p> <p>The TestFlight Beta app is <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/testflight/id899247664?mt=8" target="_blank">free on the App Store</a> but it would be a good idea to get the lowdown on the program at the <a href="https://developer.apple.com/app-store/Testflight/" target="_blank">official page</a> first.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/10-great-apps-and-games-your-iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus/feature-0"><strong> 10 of the best apps for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus </strong></a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_releases_testflight_app_beta_testing_public?utm_source=Social&amp;utm_medium=Twitter&amp;utm_campaign=Owned" target="_blank">Maclife</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="TestFlight gets you in on new iOS app betas" alt="TestFlight gets you in on new iOS app betas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/testflight%2002.jpg?1414142337" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/ios-8/testflight-gets-you-new-ios-app-betas/news#comments Apple iOS iOS 8 iOS apps iPad iPhone Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:10:20 +0000 Stephen Graves 1451254 at http://www.stuff.tv iOS 8.1 released, bringing Apple Pay, Continuity, and various fixes http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-81-released-bringing-apple-pay-continuity-and-various-fixes/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Big additions come to Apple’s latest mobile OS, and it doesn’t seem to be breaking any phones in the process </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Pay" alt="Apple Pay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-pay.png?1413853233" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just over a month after its initial launch, iOS 8 today received its first significant version update with the debut of iOS 8.1, which brings several promised features to iPhones and iPads.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-81-released-bringing-apple-pay-continuity-and-various-fixes/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-81-released-bringing-apple-pay-continuity-and-various-fixes/news#comments Apple iOS 8 iPad iPhone iPod Touch Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:17:19 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1450918 at http://www.stuff.tv We can't keep ignoring privacy threats lurking within iPhones and Android devices http://www.stuff.tv/android/we-can-no-longer-be-complacent-about-privacy-threats-lurking-within-iphones-and-android-devi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As more apps conspire to steal your data, it’s time for all users of technology to become more vigilant </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="600" title="Android in chains" alt="We can&#039;t keep ignoring privacy threats lurking within iPhones and Android device" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Android-ios-security.jpg?1413335117" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We live in an age of truly amazing technology. Today&rsquo;s smartphones can be a window into all human knowledge and media, along with providing access to quite literally every LOLcat that currently exists on the internet.</p> <p>But as modern technology barrels along, evolving at breakneck pace, people&rsquo;s ability to adapt to threats simply isn&rsquo;t keeping up.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Perhaps the biggest change in technology we&rsquo;ve seen in recent years is an overt shift to computing devices as appliances. Whereas in the early 1980s, you&rsquo;d have sat there in front of a command line, in relatively full control of a machine, now you&rsquo;re often almost reduced to an automaton, a component of a flesh/smartphone cyborg, prodding at a glass screen as apps attempt to worm their way into your data. Increasingly, we&rsquo;re asked to make very important decisions that may require involved thought or investigation, but that can effectively be dismissed by tapping a tempting OK button.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-nexus-6/review">Everything you need to know about the Google Nexus 6</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s hard to know what the core of the problem is. It&rsquo;s easy to argue ignorance or outright stupidity, but that&rsquo;s entirely unfair on people who aren&rsquo;t proficient with technology, and it veers far too close to victim-blaming when things happen to go wrong. Weariness is certainly a part of it, though - the net result of the constant micromanagement that now comes with owning a mobile device; it&rsquo;s often too easy to just hit OK a bunch of times to make something be quiet and go away, in order to get yourself some peace.</p> <p>Mostly, though, it seems that as technology&rsquo;s transformed itself and developed a friendlier face, people are simply more likely to be more trusting. When an app installs, your first thought isn&rsquo;t that it might be designed to perform nefarious tasks; when a product wants to integrate with your existing data, your first thought isn&rsquo;t that it&rsquo;s performing social engineering, aiming to get at your data, and perhaps send it on to a repository in one of the seedier corners of the internet.</p> <p>And yet recently we&rsquo;ve again seen the damage mobile apps can do. Reports showed many people integrated Snapchat with a third-party site called snapsaved.com, which promised to save their pictures to the desktop, rather than have them vanish seconds after arrival; instead, it got hacked and hundreds of thousands of their photos are now in the hands of unscrupulous &lsquo;hackers&rsquo;, and are in the process of being leaked online.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-ipads-new-macs-no-u2-hopefully-what-expect-apple-s-16-october-event/feature">New iPads! New Macs! No U2! What to expect from Apple&#39;s 16 October event</a></strong></p> <p>Further ramming home how absurd things have gotten, Snoopwall issued a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.snoopwall.com/threat-reports-10-01-2014/">flashlight apps threat assessment report</a>&nbsp;earlier this month. The gist was that although flashlights only really need permission to access a device&rsquo;s flash and screen, many treat a device as a free-for-all, asking for permission for network access, GPS, status bar modification, vibration control, Wi-Fi connection viewing, and more.</p> <p>The 10 flashlight apps assessed by Snoopwall may together have had more than&nbsp;<em>half a billion</em>&nbsp;installs. While there&#39;s no suggestion that any of these apps are actually abusing those permissions, it&#39;s tempting to wonder how many people even considered that they might have done.&nbsp;How many people denied them access to critical system components and data? And how many were just accepting of the apps, trusting them, or quick to dismiss the lists of permissions because they were a momentary inconvenience?</p> <p>And before you scoff at how you&rsquo;d of course never allow that to happen to you, are you sure? How many services you don&#39;t really know well are linked to your Twitter or Facebook account? How many apps where you in reality know nothing about the developer have access to your contacts, your photos, and more?</p> <p>Technology will only become more ubiquitous as time moves on, melting further into the background, and becoming increasingly invisible. As it does so, our acceptance of it - our trust in it - must be countered by a layer of suspicion and investigation. If an app or a website wants something from you, question why. And if you&rsquo;re not convinced, don&rsquo;t tap OK - tap Cancel and then delete.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/why-you-shouldn-t-celebrate-cd-ripping-finally-becoming-legal-uk/feature" target="_blank">Why you shouldn&rsquo;t celebrate CD-ripping finally becoming legal in the UK</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="We might have made this up" alt="We can&#039;t keep ignoring privacy threats lurking within iPhones and Android device" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios-security-notification.jpg?1413335117" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="631" height="473" title="Snapsave" alt="We can&#039;t keep ignoring privacy threats lurking within iPhones and Android device" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/snapsave.jpg?1413335117" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/android/we-can-no-longer-be-complacent-about-privacy-threats-lurking-within-iphones-and-android-devi#comments Android iPhone Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:07:56 +0000 Craig Grannell 1450141 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple releases iOS 8 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-releases-ios-8-iphone-ipad-and-ipod-touch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The servers are swamped and it requires lots of space, but the new iOS is here </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iOS 8" alt="iOS 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-ios8-preview_0.jpg?1411003468" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As planned, Apple has released its latest major mobile operating system update, iOS 8, to a select array of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices - but you&rsquo;ll need a ton of space to actually install it.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-releases-ios-8-iphone-ipad-and-ipod-touch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-releases-ios-8-iphone-ipad-and-ipod-touch/news#comments Apple iOS 8 iPad iPhone iPhone 6 iPod Touch Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:22:21 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1447934 at http://www.stuff.tv What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/what-apple-watch-can-tell-us-about-iphone-7-and-ipad-air-3/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple’s fond of taking iOS back to the Mac, so we imagine how Apple Watch ideas could influence the next iPhone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="900" height="675" title="Apple Watch" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/watch-0.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On September 9, Apple announced <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Apple Watch</a>, its latest new product line.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Stuff has been hands-on (and wrists-on) with the new device</a>, and came to the conclusion that while it&rsquo;s probably not revolutionary solely from a hardware standpoint, Apple&rsquo;s software, ambition and partnerships could make it the device that brings the smartwatch to the masses.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pressure-sensitivity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple Watch has a display that can detect the force of a touch and respond accordingly. A light touch is interpreted as a typical tap or swipe, but a more forceful one activates context-specific controls, akin to a right-click or two-finger tap. On a much larger display, this technology is more complex to implement, but it would have plenty of applications on iOS, from art apps through to digital instruments.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="449" title="Pressure" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pressure1.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A sapphire display </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>During the introductory video for Apple Watch, Jony Ive noted that the display uses sapphire glass, sapphire being, the &ldquo;second hardest transparent material after diamond&rdquo;.</p> <p>Prior to the unveiling of the iPhone 6, rumours suggested that device would also be getting a sapphire display, but it turns out that material was reserved for Apple Watch, presumably due to issues relating to cost, scale and a lack of flexibility (increasing the likelihood of a screen shattering when an iPhone is dropped). However, advances in technology and falling prices could change this by the time the iPhone 7 arrives.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Hands on with the Apple Watch</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="449" title="Sapphire screen" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sapphire.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fluid Home screen navigation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple Watch&rsquo;s screen is small, and so apps are navigable by swiping and zooming a potentially infinite field. It makes the concept of &lsquo;pages&rsquo; on the iPhone (and, for that matter, most competing smartphones) seem comparatively quaint and old-fashioned.</p> <p>Perhaps Apple&rsquo;s thinking different for a smartwatch will lead to new thinking on its other touchscreen systems, although icons without names could make navigation tricky with large app collections, so we&rsquo;re not sure we&rsquo;d want to see that specific aspect of Apple Watch on an iPhone or iPad!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="449" title="Home screen" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fluid.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A sense of focus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Something evident during Apple&rsquo;s iPhone 6 demos was a sense it was all about showing people <em>more</em> - a &lsquo;density of information&rsquo; as Apple put it. But Apple Watch is all about efficiency: apps that provide basic options for fast actions and replies, and a card-like &lsquo;Glance&rsquo; system for rapidly checking through important information.</p> <p>iPhones and iPads have analogues of these things to some extent, but it would be good for Apple to keep fighting for providing people with <em>more important</em> information rather than just <em>more</em> information. In a sense, it&#39;s what Google already does on both Android and Android Wear, with Google Now providing the info it thinks you most need.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1266" height="710" title="Focus" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/focus.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Inductive charging </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An Apple Watch would look dreadful if it had a Lightning port, and Apple therefore wisely introduced inductive charging to the line and combined it with the company&rsquo;s MagSafe technology. It&rsquo;s smart and intuitive, and makes charging an iPhone with a wire feel positively prehistoric.</p> <p>We could see updated charging technology for the iPhone in particular being a very popular decision on Apple&rsquo;s part.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-doomed-company-goes-days-without-launching-new-product-line/feature">Apple doomed as company goes several days without launching new product</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="449" title="Inductive" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/inductive.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smarter interface design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With iOS 7, Apple went for a kind of flat design, but with subtle levels and shading adding some depth. However, the limitations of screen size on Apple Watch have forced a more overt kind of minimalism when it comes to important controls.&nbsp;A great example is a select menu, which is flat and simple, versus the 3D &lsquo;wheel&rsquo; monstrosity on iPhones and iPads. </p> <p>But Apple Watch also has a sense of bold colour and playfulness that&rsquo;s lacking in the rather sparse and overly serious iOS. The iPhone and iPad interface could learn a lot from the newcomer.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="449" title="Smarter" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smarter.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Subtle and human communication </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Communication with Apple Watch can be very different, often subtle, and frequently human. Users are encouraged to send each other little doodles and even heartbeats, or get someone&rsquo;s attention with a tap; and the device can communicate with the wearer by vibrating in different ways to indicate the direction in which they should travel.</p> <p>Of course, neither of these things is beyond an iPhone, but software as it increases in complexity too often - as Jony Ive puts it - inhibits rather than enables communication. iPhone and iPad equivalents have already become a little entrenched, and could again learn a lot from Apple&rsquo;s latest device.</p> <p>With Apple Watch, Apple has been forced once again to reimagining interfaces and user interaction, and we can only hope the lessons learned soon positively impact on the company&rsquo;s other devices.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6 hands-on review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="449" title="Subtle" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/subtle.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/what-apple-watch-can-tell-us-about-iphone-7-and-ipad-air-3/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/what-apple-watch-can-tell-us-about-iphone-7-and-ipad-air-3/feature#comments Apple iPad iPhone iPhone 6 Watch Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:59:50 +0000 Craig Grannell 1447546 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple gets Siri-ous about voice recognition http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-gets-siri-ous-about-voice-recognition/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iOS 8 could see debut of deep neural nets to rival Microsoft and Google </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="847" title="Will iOS 8 see a smarter Siri?" alt="Will iOS 8 see a smarter Siri?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iOS8.jpg?1404265532" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Siri is about to get a high-tech upgrade in iOS 8 to improve its voice recognition abilities, according to a report in Wired.</p> <p>Apple looks set to ditch Nuance&#39;s technology for an in-house solution and has poached one of Microsoft&#39;s top scientists to head its team.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-harris" title="View user profile.">Mark Harris</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deep thought </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All modern speech recognition systems use neural networks - software composed of virtual neurons that can be trained to match an input to an output by varying the links between them, a bit like the way real brains work.</p> <p>The latest iteration of this mimicry reproduces the layers of neurons found in human brains to create a deep neural network. Microsoft&#39;s Cortana speech recognition system embedded in Windows Phones has multiple layers that enables it to model a wider range of speech, including accents. Now that technology might be coming to Apple&#39;s Siri virtual assistant, too.&nbsp;</p> <p>The risk for Apple is that it could experience another fiasco on the scale of 2012&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/updated-internet-gets-angry-about-ios-6-maps/news">epic Apple Maps fail</a>, where ditching Google Maps for inferior home-brew navigation infuriated thousands of iPhone users.</p> <p>If Siri suddenly develops cloth ears this autumn, deep neural nets could simply be another&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/tim-cook-apologises-apple-maps/news">deep PR hole for Tim Cook</a>&nbsp;to dig himself out of.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review">Apple iOS 8 preview</a></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/06/siri_ai/">Wired</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="987" title="Microsoft&#039;s Skype Translator" alt="Microsoft&#039;s Skype Translator" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/skype%20translator.jpg?1404265532" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-gets-siri-ous-about-voice-recognition/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-gets-siri-ous-about-voice-recognition/news#comments Apple iPhone Microsoft Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:54:22 +0000 Mark Harris 1440687 at http://www.stuff.tv App of the week: Riders http://www.stuff.tv/android/app-week-riders/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Become the extreme sports star you&#039;ve always secretly wanted to be with Riders for Android and iPhone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Riders-1.jpg?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&#39;s the truth: at first, everyone is rubbish at skateboarding, mountain biking, snowboarding and all that kind of stuff. Nobody was born with the inate ability to perform a Backside Wallride Nollie Out. These things must be learnt, and <em>Riders</em> is here to teach you.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pick your trick </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The list of disciplines in the current version includes aggressive inline skating, BMX, mountain bike, longboard, scooter, skateboard, ski, snowboard and wakeboard. Some sections have more content than others. For example, the newly added inline skating section has 20 tricks while skateboard has over 200, along with an extensive dictionary of skateboard terms.</p> <p>Dipping into the Tricks menu lets you filter your preferred discipline and then choose a trick from a number of categories. The combination of succinct text instructions and slow motion videos makes it seem pretty easy. As the intro to the 180 Tailwhip explains, it&#39;s just &quot;the regular tailwhip except this time you need to do a 180 and ride fakie&quot;. No sweat.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The quality of contributions from other Riders users is often superb" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Riders-2.png?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Once you&#039;ve learnt a trick, record yourself doing it for real and upload it for everyone else to watch" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Riders-5.png?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Share and share, or like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That would be rather nice in itself, but it&#39;s the user-generated content and interaction with fellow knee-grazers that&#39;ll keep you coming back to the app. There&#39;s an option to upload stills or videos of your own tricks to any of the existing entries, and there are some fantastic contributions for you to learn from.</p> <p>Once someone has added a their own footage or picture, other users can comment or ask questions. There&#39;s a community feel here which is refreshing, devoid of the insults and inanity you&#39;ll find on YouTube and the like. The social aspect continues with the ability to follow other riders via the app.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature" target="_blank">The Best Free Apps for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="You can like or comment on user&#039;s uploads – the vibe is refreshingly positive" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Riders-3.png?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="It&#039;s not all skatepark action; mountain biking, water sports and winter sports are included too" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Riders-8.png?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Let them entertain you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;d rather just browse and get some inspiration, there&#39;s an Editor&#39;s Picks section that highlights some of the best new stills and vids, which can also be filtered to include just uploads from those you&#39;re following. Even though it&#39;s the tutorial side that&#39;s more likely to bring you to the <em>Riders</em> app, this stream of Vine-style mini movies and cool photos is what will keep you checking back whenever you get a few spare moments.</p> <p>In fact, the quality of the user uploads is often brilliant: pin-sharp, super-steady tracking cams, pro-standard photography and quite a lot of fast-slow-fast footage. The videos loop too, so you can watch the same trick over and over to analyse what&#39;s going on. We&#39;ve been watching Daiki Ihara busting out a tidy sequence of grinds and flips on the streets of Japan for the past ten minutes. It&#39;s quite mesmerising.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kick back and have a look through the latest Editor&#039;s Picks" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Riders-9.png?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The videos are short and sweet and loop automatically, so you can watch them over and over again" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Riders-7.png?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Riders review summary </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Regardless of your age and abilities, <em>Riders</em> is an ace distraction for anyone with an interest in messing about on wheels and boards. It works well purely as entertainment but the interactivity and potential for learning and developing your own skills and styles makes <em>Riders</em> and essential download.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/app-week" target="_blank">Click here for more fantastic Apps of the Week</a></strong></p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/106422809643177538618#106422809643177538618/posts">Tony Horgan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Riders-10.PNG?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An inspirational, educational and entertaining app for all skaters, boarders, skiers and bikers</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/app-week-riders/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/app-week-riders/review#comments Android Android apps App of the Week Apps and Games iOS apps iPhone Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:55:42 +0000 Tony Horgan 1439267 at http://www.stuff.tv App of the week: Table Tennis Touch http://www.stuff.tv/ipad/app-week-table-tennis-touch/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Table Tennis Touch returns to the source of video gaming to update an evergreen classic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Table Tennis Touch review" alt="Table Tennis Touch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/screenshot_010_0.jpg?1401285781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The combination of a simple, comfortable game mechanic with depth and regular injections of jovial encouragement and bonuses makes us happy.</p> <p><em>Table Tennis Touch</em> has all of that, which is why these words are being typed by fingers that are positively dancing across the keyboard. The sooner this review is done, the sooner the table tennis can resume.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £2.49 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Native apps for iPhone and iPad </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fast, responsive and great looking </div> <div class="field-item even"> Hugely addictive </div> <div class="field-item odd"> A real challenge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Command Centre can get in the way </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flicks and tricks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At the moment <em>Table Tennis Touch</em> is <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/table-tennis-touch/id860620713?mt=8" target="_blank">available for iPhone and iPad</a>, with an Android version in the works (the latest ETA from the developers is &quot;ASAP&quot;, which is somehow both reassuring and entirely unhelpful at the same time).</p> <p>It&#39;s a single-player game that uses a format first seen in Konami&#39;s 1985 coin-op <em>Ping Pong</em>, right down to the disembodied bats. The basic control method is along the lines of <em>Papertoss</em> and <em>Flick Kick Football</em>: just swipe up and across the bottom of the screen to fire the ball back over the net.</p> <p>Beyond that you can add spin by switching direction just after contact, and the speed and length of your swing affects the power of your shot. You can also choose from two serving styles: swipe up through the ball for an almost foolproof straight hit, or double tap to tee up the ball, then let fly with all the power and spin you can muster. The latter is quite easy to fluff, so if the game is hanging by a thread it&#39;s advisable to play it safe.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A simple &quot;flick&quot; control makes it easy to get into" alt="Table Tennis Touch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0812.jpeg?1401285781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Table Tennis Touch - learning the basics" alt="Table Tennis Touch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0810_0.jpeg?1401285781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A career in table tennis </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On top of that solid base, Table Tennis Touch builds a game structure that elevates it way beyond those aforementioned ball flickers.</p> <p>The heart of the game is the Career mode, which is based around a series of knockout competitions. This knockout format rapidly escalates things from casual to deadly serious. Going out in the semis or the final will make you cry as if you&#39;re Andy Murray on Centre Court.</p> <p>Because there&#39;s a lot of scope for different styles of play, from safe to risky, games feel as if they could go either way at any point, and a blast of bullish bat flapping can eject you from a tournament in a flash.</p> <p><strong>WATCH MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/ces-2014/hands-video-preview-sonys-tennis-racket-sensor-will-help-you-improve-your-swing/video" target="_blank">Sony&#39;s Tennis Racket Sensor will help you improve your swing</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The knockout format raises the stakes" alt="Table Tennis Touch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0808_0.jpeg?1401285781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="One of life&#039;s little victories" alt="Table Tennis Touch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0809_0.jpeg?1401285781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mini games and extras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Mini games and unlockable extras pop up all the time to keep things feeling fresh. Diversions such as the skittle-toppling challenge aren&#39;t just fun, they also act as training aids, allowing you to work on your technique and experiment without fear of losing a vital match.</p> <p>You can buy better bats with your virtual currency, known as &quot;reputation&quot;, which is earned by winning events and beating challenges. There are also in-app purchases that adorn your invisible player with a magical &quot;boost&quot; spray (for more powerful shots) or unlock the mini games, either of which will set you back 69p.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature" target="_blank">The Best Free Apps for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mini games stop the ball-batting action from getting too repetitive" alt="Table Tennis Touch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0811_0.jpeg?1401285781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="In-app purchases offer unlocks and power-ups" alt="Table Tennis Touch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0824.jpeg?1401285781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thumbs or fingers? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even though this is a universal app, identical across all iOS devices, it plays quite differently on a big iPad compared to an iPhone. On the big screen it feels naturual to swipe with the index finger on your dominant hand. That makes some shots harder to play, but on the iPhone you can use two thumbs, which can make it easier. Owners of big hands and an iPad Mini can take their pick from either method.</p> <p>One small irritation when played on an iPhone is the way the iOS Control Centre menu tab keeps popping up. You could temporarily disable that in your main phone settings if it really got on your nerves, and it&#39;s rarely popped up in full during our games.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6 Preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Play two-thumbed on an iPhone or with a single digit on an iPad" alt="Table Tennis Touch iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screenshot_012.jpg?1401285781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Table Tennis Touch" alt="Table Tennis Touch iPd" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screenshot_011_0.jpg?1401285781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Table Tennis Touch verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The pin-sharp 3D graphics and good variety of locations make <em>Table Tennis Touch</em> a nice place to be, and the challenge of the Career mode gives it a lifespan beyond that of most casual games.</p> <p>If bitesized sporty gaming is your kind of thing, get your teeth into it pronto.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/app-week" target="_blank">Click here for more fantastic Apps of the Week</a></strong></p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/106422809643177538618#106422809643177538618/posts">Tony Horgan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Unlock extras as you progress" alt="Table Tennis Touch review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0823.jpeg?1401285781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Quality casual gaming to fill a couple of minutes or a couple of hours</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/ipad/app-week-table-tennis-touch/review#comments App of the Week Apps and Games iOS iOS apps iPad iPhone Tue, 27 May 2014 13:55:33 +0000 Tony Horgan 1437568 at http://www.stuff.tv The FLIR One iPhone case tells you how hot you are http://www.stuff.tv/flir-one-lets-you-check-how-hot-you-are/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You are so hot right now. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The FLIR One iPhone case tells you how hot you are" alt="The FLIR One iPhone case tells you how hot you are" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/FLIR01.JPG?1394850937" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We don&#39;t normally get that excited about an iPhone case, especially a large, heavy one. But the FLIR One isn&#39;t really a case; it&#39;s an infrared camera that uses your iPhone 5/5S as a screen.</p> <p>Most things emit more infrared radiation the hotter they are, so the FLIR One can see heat. It can see if your house is poorly insulated, it can see through smoke and in total darkness, it can tell you exactly how hot your porridge is, just by looking at it.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> hot shots </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This opens up some interesting, if limited, creative options for photography, but mainly the FLIR One is about practical applications: it can see through walls to a certain extent, so you can use it to avoid drilling through your water pipes, or to see where heat is escaping from your house.</p> <p>The man who demonstrated the FLIR One to us at MWC also suggested that a woman driving into a dark car park at night could use it to check for potential assailants. Unless they&#39;ve coated themselves in mud, like Arnie does in <em>Predator</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p>If your job involves needing to know the surface temperature of things, this could be seriously handy. If it doesn&#39;t, it&#39;s probably good for about two days of Centigrade-based fun. You can preorder one from <a href="http://www.flir.com/" target="_blank">the FLIR website</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">CLICK HERE FOR MORE STUFF THAT&#39;S SO HOT RIGHT NOW</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The FLIR One iPhone case tells you how hot you are" alt="The FLIR One iPhone case tells you how hot you are" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FLIR02.png?1394850937" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/flir-one-lets-you-check-how-hot-you-are/news#comments Apple Geek accessories Hot Stuff iPhone Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:42:11 +0000 Will Dunn 1433721 at http://www.stuff.tv ZX Spectrum resurrected as a Bluetooth keyboard, of course http://www.stuff.tv/zx-spectrum-resurrected-bluetooth-keyboard/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than 30 years after it first launched, the rubber-keyed icon is making a comeback </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="ZX Spectrum Bluetooth keyboard" alt="ZX Spectrum Bluetooth keyboard" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/zx-spectrum-bt-keyboard.jpg?1387788505" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The ZX Spectrum is coming back &ndash; but it&rsquo;s coming back as a Bluetooth accessory for your phone.</p> <p>Elite Systems has announced that it&rsquo;ll be resurrecting the 1982 computer as a Bluetooth keyboard that&rsquo;ll work in tandem with an iOS app (and later, apps for Android, Windows Phone, PC and Mac).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Party like it&#039;s 1982 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Elite Systems&rsquo; idea is that you can use it to play their extensive collection of Spectrum games from the App Store (such as the officially-licensed <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/zx-spectrum-elite-collection/id391336343?mt=8">ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection</a>) in authentic ZX fashion &ndash; yes, rubber keys and all. It will, naturally, work as a regular Bluetooth keyboard too, so it should jive nicely with pretty much any app or game.&nbsp;Imagine pairing it with an iPad to create a totally incongruous portable work setup.</p> <p>The company is preparing a <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/952953995/1706707152?token=178af0ea">&pound;60,000 Kickstarter campaign</a> for the keyboard, which it says will cost between &pound;40 and &pound;50 when it arrives. Quite when that will be is not yet clear, but we&rsquo;ll keep you posted.</p> <p>In the meantime, fans of British retro computers can indulge their sense of nostalgia with our pick of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/5-best-zx-spectrum-homages/news">best ZX Spectrum homages</a>.</p> <p>[<a href="http://bluetoothzxspectrum.elite-systems.co.uk/">Elite Systems</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> iOS games iPad iPhone Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:37:32 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1430307 at http://www.stuff.tv iPhone-controlled SmartPlane lets us become pilots after all http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-controlled-smartplane-lets-us-be-pilots-after-all/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take to the air in this miniature iPlane and you&#039;ll be terrorising pigeons in no time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="901" title="iPhone-controlled SmartPlane lets us be pilots after all" alt="iPhone-controlled SmartPlane lets us be pilots after all" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/smart-plane.jpg?1386899538" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Our dreams of being pilots were shattered the day we realised that we were afraid of heights, but a new iGadget means we might be able to earn those wings after all.</p> <p>The SmartPlane is a Bluetooth-controlled miniature plane which you can control via an easy-to-use iPhone app, and it promises a micro-flying experience that stands out from the already-available quadrotors and RC copters already available.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Built from expanded polypropylene, it&#39;s designed with bumps and crashes in mind, for those moments when its in-built auto-adjustments are overcome by your overzealous controls.</p> <p>The SmartPlane packs in the latest low-power Bluetooth 4.0 standard and a simple tap is all that&#39;s needed to pair it to your iPhone.</p> <p>Its Lithium-Polymer battery provides 30 minutes of flying time on a single charge, (provided you practice your soaring and gliding), or five minutes at full throttle.</p> <p>It&#39;ll juice up again via microUSB in 15 minutes and it can be yours to snap up from <a href="http://www.smartplane.net/#buy" target="_blank">smartplane.net</a> for &euro;70.</p> <p>Happy flying, and give those pigeons hell.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kGzY54bt1rE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-controlled-smartplane-lets-us-be-pilots-after-all/news#comments Apple Geek accessories iPhone Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:34:10 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1430047 at http://www.stuff.tv How the iPhone 5s has made me fall in love with iPhones all over again http://www.stuff.tv/how-iphone-5s-made-me-fall-love-iphone-all-over-again/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Craig Grannell explains how Apple&#039;s latest smartphone rekindled his iPassion </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="How the iPhone 5s made me fall in love with iPhone all over again" alt="How the iPhone 5s made me fall in love with iPhone all over again" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-5s-review-main.JPG?1385603528" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The iPhone 5s has been hailed as a hit but also slammed as merely iterative and lacking in innovation.&nbsp;</p><p>Two months later, now the initial wave of excitement and hype is over, Craig Grannell explores what life is really like with Apple’s fingerprint-scanning, 64-bit smartphone. (Short version: life is pretty good.)</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A stale marriage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>I treasured my first iPhone, a 3GS. To get it off of me, you&rsquo;d have had to prise it out of my cold dead hands. Even then I&rsquo;d have found some way to return as a zombie, eat your brains, and get my iPhone back. It did convergence right for the first time: email, web, reading, photography, video, gaming, mapping, music-making. It looked good too.</p> <p>Subsequently, I got the feeling of diminishing returns, despite Retina displays freeing my eyes from the horror of visible pixels. By the time the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-5/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5</a> arrived, upgrade enthusiasm had dwindled. I didn&rsquo;t really care, a feeling cemented by a demo model that lurked in my office for weeks while put through its paces. It was too big, too light, and the new connector irked.</p> <p>But Apple apparently laces devices with pixie dust that soaks into your skin and reformats your brain. I&rsquo;d not thoroughly enjoyed the iPhone 5 experience, but my iPhone 4s suddenly felt cramped, squat, slow and heavy.</p> <p>I started to read rumour sites about the iPhone 5&rsquo;s successor, alternating such episodes with pouring bleach into my eyes to take away the pain I was experiencing from the sheer deluge of stupid. (&ldquo;Apple rumoured to be working on seven different iPhones, two of which are made from koalas&rsquo; tears.&rdquo; &ldquo;Sources state iPhone 5s to be a pyramid that sings Tom Jones songs.&rdquo;)</p> <p>Eventually, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5s</a> arrived, championed by Stuff as &ldquo;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">ingenious, forward-thinking and powerful</a>&rdquo;, although the same review added that the iPhone was &ldquo;stuck in its ways&rdquo;. Two months of daily iPhone 5s use later and I&rsquo;m inclined to agree &mdash; but Apple&rsquo;s latest nonetheless reinvigorated my passion for the line.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="The iPhone 5 couldn&#039;t light my fire" alt="The iPhone 5 couldn&#039;t light my fire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-new-main%20%281%29.jpg?1385603528" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" title="Remember this chunky thing?" alt="Remember this chunky thing?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iPhone-3GS_0_0.jpg?1385603528" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SCREEN SAVER </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>I still hate the screen, but I also love the screen. Hate first: there&rsquo;s that nagging irritation of not quite comfortably being able to reach everywhere with a thumb when holding the device one-handed. I have to stretch a bit &mdash; a real first-world non-problem &mdash; but reason that at least I don&rsquo;t need the kind of banana fingers required to operate certain Android monsters.</p> <p>What&rsquo;s better about the bigger screen is it feels more natural for the content that&rsquo;s usually welded to my iPhone: in portrait, Twitter, Safari and other text-oriented apps show more content; games in widescreen are less obscured by fidgeting thumbs, thereby making me approximately one per cent better at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/boson-x/id660600531" target="_blank">Boson X</a>. (If you have a Boson X addiction, you&rsquo;ll know just how terrifically important this is.)</p> <p>Like the 5 before it, the 5s&rsquo;s case design to integrate the larger display is rather clever. Apple almost managed to retain the older iPhone&rsquo;s dimensions, meaning you get a lot more screen in an only slightly longer unit. It&rsquo;s still very pocketable, even when entombed in a natty cover (or, in my case, one that looks like a cassette tape, because I&rsquo;m old). Two months in and I wouldn&rsquo;t go back &mdash; not that I could, with Apple being a one-screen-size-fits-all kind of company. But the device feels about right to me, and having also used a Nexus 4 (more on that later), I&rsquo;ve no desire for a significantly larger display.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Can you see the pixels?" alt="Can you see the pixels?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC01942_2.JPG?1385603528" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> POWER-HOUSE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An apocryphal internet yarn claims an unsuspecting frog in cold water won&rsquo;t notice if you slowly cook it. An entirely true internet yarn (this one) states a certain writer won&rsquo;t notice as technology slowly degrades around him until it&rsquo;s, in technological terms, &lsquo;cooked&rsquo;. Make of that what you will &mdash; perhaps an angry frog with a warm behind should be writing this feature.</p> <p>That I perhaps stick with devices for too long means I also notice leaps in power. It was immediately apparent on first using the iPhone 5s and firing everything I could think of at it. Music apps! High-end games! Art apps! It just shrugged off my pitiful attempts to introduce lag. &ldquo;Is that all you&rsquo;ve got,&rdquo; it seemed to growl, although that might have been something I heard after one too many sessions of <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/death-ray-manta-drm/id592858193" target="_blank">Death Ray Manta</a>.</p> <p>A swift look at specs explains all. My old 4s was wheezing along with 512 MB of RAM and an 800 MHz A5 chip; the 5s boasts twice the RAM and a super-powered 1.3 GHz A7, presumably composed entirely of ground unicorn.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s an argument today&rsquo;s Apple concentrates too much on specs, notably at press events (to the point you want to hurl a Mac mini at an overly chatty exec&rsquo;s head, just to shut him up). But it&rsquo;s hard to complain too much when the result is a device practically begging you to challenge it with the newest, most powerful apps, which enable you to have fun and create new things.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="MOAR POWER" alt="MOAR POWER" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/118563_682x512_2.png?1385603528" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A PRETTY PICTURE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPhone&rsquo;s camera was once a laughing stock, although it was primarily laughed at by point-and-shoot cameras. Over time, the iPhone point and shot &mdash; lots of photos and all of the cameras. On Flickr, it rose to the number-one spot and never relinquished it, evolving technology combining with a bewilderingly large app ecosystem to make even the most ardent Lomography advocate consider going digital.</p> <p>I realise now that my photo-taking antics had slowed with the iPhone 4s. It&rsquo;s not much cop waiting seconds for everything to warm up when life around you moves so quickly. But the iPhone 5s has nailed it, retaining the satisfying volume press to activate the shutter, but ramping up other aspects of the hardware and software.</p> <p>One big change is the weird pink fringe effect I found when using the iPhone 5 demo unit&rsquo;s flash &mdash; this appears to have been banished. The new flash has two LEDs &mdash; one each of white and amber &mdash; and software figures out a scene&rsquo;s colour temperature, determining the intensity and colour of the flash it should use. The result isn&rsquo;t always perfect, but I do more often get photos that don&rsquo;t need colour-correction.</p> <p>Then there are new toys in the form of Burst Mode (ten frames per second) and 120fps slow-motion video, previously the domain of third-party apps, and noticeable improvements to image stabilisation and speed, especially when shooting panoramas. Spec-wise, the iPhone remains nothing special on paper (although the front-facing camera is now HD, thereby excitingly showing extra wrinkles in perfect detail when using FaceTime), but the combination of hardware and software has got me taking loads of photos again, much to my Schnauzer&rsquo;s chagrin. (He&rsquo;s really against privacy invasions, unless first bribed with a biscuit.)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Life through a lens" alt="Life through a lens" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC01893_3.JPG?1385603528" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BETTER CONNECTIONS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When I had the iPhone 5 demo unit, I was irritated by the Lightning connector. I stubbornly decided it was the Worst Thing Ever, which in no small part was driven by my owning so many 30-pin Dock cables that I could fashion a rope from them and flee my upstairs office via the window should the need arise.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the press and the EU frothed that surely Apple if it needed to change should use micro-USB, because micro-USB is more commonly used. They cunningly ignored contrary arguments, as did I &mdash; until I had my iPhone 5s for a couple of days.</p> <p>The moment it clicked was when I without thinking just plugged in the charging cable. I&rsquo;d not looked to see which way round it was, because I didn&rsquo;t need to. That might not sound like much, but small changes can make a big difference to user experience, and also, as it turns out, reduce those occasions when you&rsquo;re dead tired, bleary-eyed and trying to mash, say, a micro-USB cable into a device upside-down.</p> <p>People cleverer than I note that Lightning has many other benefits: a higher power capacity (handy for iPads); the means to add to the tech via firmware updates; increasingly common usage as a device support in docks; quality control (which ups costs but lowers risk); and bi-directional power, enabling the device to charge an accessory.</p> <p>Really, though, I&rsquo;m just happy with my never-upside-down power cables, because I&rsquo;m apparently astonishingly easy to please but fast to rile. (Hits dodgy micro-USB lead with a hammer.)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Spot the difference" alt="Spot the difference" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iPhone-5-review-versus-iPhone-4S-speakers-thin_1-resized_0.jpg?1385603528" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Dramatic weight loss" alt="Dramatic weight loss" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-5-review-lightning-connector-14_2-resized_0.jpg?1385603528" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PERFECT TOUCH </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Every time Apple releases new hardware, there&rsquo;s a laundry list of complaints about what the company didn&rsquo;t add. But Apple doesn&rsquo;t do bullet-point lists, instead adding technology people will actually use, even if it&rsquo;s not immediately obvious why these choices were made.</p> <p>At first, Touch ID &mdash; the iPhone 5s fingerprint identity sensor/system &mdash; looked like a gimmick, but after two months of use, it&rsquo;s such a natural part of using the device that I miss it when I grab an iPad. Instead of unlocking the phone by tapping in a four-digit PIN, like some kind of caveman, casually holding a finger or thumb on the Home button for a second does the trick.</p> <p>The same&rsquo;s largely true for app purchases. This is about sweating the details and inserting some joy into technology. With the device storing an abstraction of your prints on the A7 chip and not online, the system&rsquo;s also secure, which is reassuring. (That said, if anyone wants to hack off my digits to access my device for nefarious purposes, I suspect I&rsquo;ve got bigger problems.)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Thumb wars" alt="Thumb wars" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC01944_2.JPG?1385603528" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> REALITY CHECK </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s never really been a point where I&rsquo;ve seriously considered ditching iOS and venturing elsewhere, but I did grab a Nexus 4 a while back. This was in part to see how &lsquo;the other side&rsquo; lives, but also an attempt to rekindle my technology spark. It didn&rsquo;t really work.</p> <p>The Nexus 4 is a perfectly fine device, and Android does some things I wish Apple would steal, &lsquo;like an artist&rsquo; (not least the alphabetical list of on-device apps, and being able to install new apps from the web), but the experience in general just felt a bit cheap, from the plasticky and overly large device itself through to the Android operating system. It certainly wasn&rsquo;t bad, but there wasn&rsquo;t anything compelling that made me want to switch permanently.</p> <p>The iPhone 5s, while not revolutionary and perhaps while, yes, playing it safe, remains in a different ballpark &mdash; at least for my usage, which is more about getting things done and being creative than tinkering with the operating system or embedding myself so much in the Google ecosystem I legally have to start calling myself Craig Schmidt.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="A familiar face" alt="A familiar face" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC01967_0.JPG?1385603528" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> APPLE OF MY EYE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s not all plain-sailing. The iPhone remains a bit battery-hungry, due to iOS 7&rsquo;s background tasks (which can, mercifully, be disabled), and there&rsquo;s a definite sense of design-before-usability in some of Jony Ive&rsquo;s interface texture whitewashing.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s no wonder he wears T-shirts so often in Apple videos, given how much he seems to hate visible buttons. Also, putting the headphone port at the bottom of the device was just plain wrong, and if you disagree, you are also just plain wrong.</p> <p>Furthermore, there&rsquo;s the reality that part of the value of any item you own is in the investment. Do I like the iPhone 5s more than the 5 I had hanging around because it&rsquo;s mine, and because I paid for it? Is part of my rekindled fondness for the iPhone line rationalisation?</p> <p>Undoubtedly, but I&rsquo;m far from alone in that, and _objectively_ the iPhone 5s after a couple of months remains the best iPhone &mdash; and best smartphone &mdash; I&rsquo;ve used. It&rsquo;s suitable, stable, fast and smart, boasts the best app ecosystem, and has new features that are genuinely useful.</p> <p>After the hype died down, the new features are ones I continue to use daily, rather than getting excited about them once or twice but then never using them again. And although Apple might have played it safe, the iPhone also still understands that the details &mdash; the small things &mdash; really matter.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pretty, isn&#039;t it?" alt="Pretty, isn&#039;t it?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC01917_0_2.JPG?1385603528" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/how-iphone-5s-made-me-fall-love-iphone-all-over-again/feature#comments Apple iPhone iPhone 5S Smartphones Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:17:15 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1429513 at http://www.stuff.tv Get ready for the iBall - Disney breakthrough could lead to round phones and realistic robot eyes http://www.stuff.tv/iphone/get-ready-iball-disney-breakthrough-could-lead-round-phones-and-realistic-robot-eyes/news-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disney has found a way to 3D print tiny spherical screens - and gadgets may never be the same shape again </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="2500" height="1600" title="Disney&#039;s robots" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CoverImage.png?1381398327" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Forget flexible screens, Disney's research lab has invented a new 3D printing process that can make tiny, round screens that could lead to a new generation of spherical gadgets.&nbsp;</p> <p>The firm has even worked out how to make the text readable on a round screen, meaning even apps could be usable - and raising the prospect of round phones, and screens far more curved that the flexible screens currently being shown off by Samsung and LG.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The eye&#039;s have it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Called Papillon, Disney showed off the technique at the SIGGRAPH conference with three small toys, Beep, Boop and their dog-like pet Igg.</p> <p dir="ltr">The characters had wildly expressive eyes, and responded to the gestures of human visitors.</p> <p dir="ltr">‘Papillon is a technology that is scalable and flexible,’ said Ivan Poupyrev, a senior research scientist who leads the interaction team at Disney Research Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr">The team say it could first be used in toys. </p> <p dir="ltr">‘We envision it being used for building interactive toys, supplemental characters for videogames, robots or perhaps eventually even human prosthetic eyes.’</p> <p dir="ltr">‘One of our goals was to create minimal displays, to figure out how much resolution do you really need to express emotion,” said Eric Brockmeyer, a Disney Research Pittsburgh research associate who worked on the project. ‘It turns out you really don’t need that much to convey a compelling interactive experience.’ </p> <p dir="ltr">'The advent of 3D printing, however, has made it possible to create customized optical elements, or “printed optics,' Disney said. </p> <p dir="ltr">'These elements include such structures as light pipes, which can direct and bend light much like a fiber optical element. </p> <p dir="ltr">'Papillon can thus enable video projection in even small characters and at a fraction of the cost of bundled fiber optic.</p> <p dir="ltr">To make sure images on the round screen aren't distorted, the team developed an algorithm based on Fibonacci spirals that minimizes distortions - meaning your emails, text messages and apps could be shown on the round screen and remain usable.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JEAoCM7l7Zg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1410" height="863" title="Hypno-toad" alt="Hypno-toad: Disney&#039;s latest screens in a toy toad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Frog.jpg?1381398327" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="3000" height="1267" title="The tiny round screens can show a range of emotions" alt="The tiny round screens can show a range of emotions" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/emotions.jpg?1381398327" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="2400" height="1590" title="Iggy the dog" alt="Iggy the dog: The technology could soon be seen in other gadgets" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Iggy3000.jpg?1381398327" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iphone/get-ready-iball-disney-breakthrough-could-lead-round-phones-and-realistic-robot-eyes/news-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/iphone/get-ready-iball-disney-breakthrough-could-lead-round-phones-and-realistic-robot-eyes/news-0#comments Galaxy Round iPhone Smartphones Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:05:57 +0000 Mark Prigg 1427713 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple's swipe-friendly keyboard patent uncovered http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apples-swipe-friendly-keyboard-patent-uncovered/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dusty patent suggests that the basic iOS keyboard could get a swipetastic makeover </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iOS-swipe.jpg?1380073876" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It appears that Apple is aware of just how ungainly its well-worn iPhone keyboard is, judging by a patent for faster swipe-based keyboard input to replace the current finger-hammering technique.</p> <p>The patent has only just been made available online, but it was in fact first registered in June 2007 around the time of the launch of the first iPhone.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Swipe for the typing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Since then, apps such as Swype and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/swiftkey-update-brings-host-cloud-features/news">SwiftKey</a> have perfected the art of swipe-to-type on the Android platform, making typing a more pleasurable experience. Unlike Android, iOS doesn't allow third-party keyboard apps, leaving it stuck in the dark ages of touchscreen typing.</p> <p>The patent is mainly concerned with using swipe gestures to input punctuation: "For example, leftward, rightward, upward, and downward swipes can be assigned to inserting a space, backspacing, shifting (as for typing capital letters), and inserting a carriage return and/or new line."</p> <p>It also mentions the use of "multi-fingered swipe gestures" for the addition of other functions.</p> <p>For the moment, iOS users will have to drum their fingers and wait to see if Apple decides to add a swappable keyboard to its next update.</p> <p>[Sources:&nbsp;<a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/09/24/apple-experimenting-with-multitouch-swipe-gestures-for-ios-keyboard">AppleInsider</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/24/apple-keyboard-swipe-patent/">TechCrunch</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apples-swipe-friendly-keyboard-patent-uncovered/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:24:23 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1427031 at http://www.stuff.tv Today your iPhone and iPad change forever – here's what's new in iOS 7 http://www.stuff.tv/ios-7/today-your-iphone-and-ipad-change-forever-heres-whats-new-ios-7/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple&#039;s OS overhaul is finally here – find out how it will rejuvenate your ageing iThing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iOS 7" alt="Apple iOS 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-iphone-ios-7-03_0.jpg?1379555679" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The time has come for your old iPhone or iPad to be rejuvenated. Apple's iOS7 update rolls out today, bringing with it changes across the board.</p> <p>But what does iOS 7 mean for your aging iThing? We've picked apart how the major changes to Apple's mobile operating system will affect your iPhone – and what it means for you.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/jools-whitehorn" title="View user profile.">Jools Whitehorn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What does it look like? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first thing you'll notice is that iOS 7 looks very different. Gone are the skeuomorphic icons, textures and shadows of yore, and in their place are flat blocks of colour, courtesy of iPhone design guru Jony Ive. The fonts are less blocky, too – but if you find them difficult to read, you can bold them up from the accessibility menu. Transparent "frosted glass" panes are used for menus and control panels, while the default wallpapers are substantially more colourful than Apple's previous efforts.</p> <p>Siri's also had a cosmetic tweak – you can now choose from male and female voice options, while the digital assistant, has more control of your phone and includes features to make it more car-friendly.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iOS 7" alt="Apple iOS 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iphone-ios-7-01_1.jpg?1379555679" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="604" height="453" title="Apple iOS 7" alt="Apple iOS 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iphone-ios-7-10_0.jpg?1379555679" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So what&#039;s new? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The biggest change in iOS 7 is the Control Center. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and you'll bring up a panel with controls for music playback, brightness, and commonly-used features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and orientation lock. Apple's also placed links to the camera and calculator apps, timer and even a flashlight button at the botton of the Control Center.</p> <p>Swiping down from the top of the screen brings up the Notification Center from iOS 6, with calendar info, a weather summary and stock info – when will Apple realise that not everyone cares about stocks? Double-tapping the Home button, meanwhile, displays an overhauled multitasking menu – which now comes with preview screenshots of your apps as well as icons.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iOS 7" alt="Apple iOS 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ios-7-01.jpg?1379555679" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What about the features I can&#039;t see? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The changes aren't merely cosmetic – in iOS 7, you'll be able to tweak several of the settings that underpin the phone. App updates can now be downloaded automatically – no more nagging red circle on the App Store icon – and you can set your iPhone to automatically download data in messages and e-mails rather than having to wait until you open the app.&nbsp;</p> <p>iOS 7 also adds an NFC-esque file-sharing platform called AirDrop, letting you wirelessly push photos and other digital goodies to your friends.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iOS 7" alt="Apple iOS 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iphone-ios-7-12_0.jpg?1379555679" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What about photos? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple's completely overhauled its Camera app for iOS 7 with a minimalist black-and-white interface – and you can now swipe between video, photo, panorama and square picture modes. Yes, Apple's hacking a divot out of Instagram's turf, with square-cropped photos and a selection of creative filters. You'll also be able to take HDR photos on your iPad, finally.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Photos app has been tweaked substantially, too – iOS 7 automatically organises your snaps into Moments, Collections and Years, using the location and time data so that you can pick out, for example, all the photos you took on that holiday to Morocco. Or that wet weekend in Margate. You can also view your pictures on a map based on where they were taken, Instagram-style.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iOS 7" alt="Apple iOS 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ios-7-03.jpg?1379555679" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will it work on my iPhone or iPad? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iOS 7 update will work on iPhone 4 or newer, iPad 2 or newer, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5th-gen or newer.</p> <p>We've only scratched the surface of iOS 7 here – there's much more besides including full-screen browsing, a new App Store and iTunes Radio, so make sure you check out our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ios-7-%E2%80%93-7-things-you-need-know/feature">Things You Need to Know About iOS 7&nbsp;</a>feature – and look out for our full iOS 7 review.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iOS 7" alt="Apple iOS 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios7-ipad-mini.jpg?1379555679" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/ios-7/today-your-iphone-and-ipad-change-forever-heres-whats-new-ios-7/news#comments Apple iOS 7 iPad iPhone Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:53:35 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1426807 at http://www.stuff.tv