iPhone http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone/features en-GB 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 Is this the new budget plastic iPhone? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-budget-plastic-iphone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Photos of a plastic iPhone have leaked and not only do they look convincing, they make a potentially budget iPhone look attractive too </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="budget plastic iphone" alt="budget plastic iphone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Budget-iPhone-4.jpg?1373643133" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is this the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/budget-plastic-iphone-designs-are-inspired-original-imac/news">budget plastic iPhone we've heard so much about</a>?&nbsp;If it is, there's going to be a fight. On the one hand, we've seen tackier mid-tier smartphones. On the other, it looks like an iPhone 5 in a cheap hard shell.</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/luke-edwards" title="View user profile.">Luke Edwards</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"> Not so cheap </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 US tech website responsible for leaking the snaps, Techdy, claims we can expect a 4in display and white plastic polycarbonate casing.</p> <p>The phone's base has four speaker holes and a mic next to the headphone port. It's in keeping with Apple's manufacturing layout, thought the purported budget iPhone seems to be missing its power button – which makes us think this leak is dubious at best.</p> <p>Of course this could be an early prototype – especially with Apple's usual iPhone release date still a while away (it's normally around September). But If Apple can cram the power of an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-5/review">iPhone 5</a>&nbsp;into a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/sparse-wallets-rejoice-plastic-budget-iphone-5s-cometh/news">rumoured £220 body</a>, we'll be holding out our money. [<a href="http://www.techdy.com" target="_blank">Techdy</a> via <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/10166436/Apples-budget-iPhone-leaked.html" target="_blank">Telegraph</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="budget plastic iphone" alt="budget plastic iphone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Budget_iPhone_1.jpg?1373643133" /> </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="budget plastic iphone" alt="budget plastic iphone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Budget-iPhone-2.jpg?1373643133" /> </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-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cheap thrill </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is this the new budget plastic iPhone? </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-budget-plastic-iphone/news#comments Apple iPhone Smartphones Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:14:05 +0000 Luke Edwards 1424714 at http://www.stuff.tv Toughest cases for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S http://www.stuff.tv/apple/toughest-cases-iphone-5-and-iphone-4s/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ever wondered what would happen if Chuck Norris made iPhone cases? Wonder no more, as we size up the best protective cases around </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/Otterbox-Ion-Defender.jpg?1371113812" /> </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-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TaskOne iPhone toolkit </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>US$75 (£50), <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/iphone-toolkit-use-your-iphone-to-fix-your-bike-and-cut-your-steak" target="_blank">indiegogo.com</a></p> <p>Earn yourself some man points by strapping the TaskOne case onto your iPhone, instantly upgrading it to a protective 16-utensil multitool. Engineered from aluminium and polycarbonate it weighs under 90g and is as thin as many plain cases.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/TaskOne-iPhone-Case-knife.jpg?1371113812" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><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"> Sir Lancelot’s Armour Holy Grail </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>US$20 (£13), <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/945543747/impact-and-super-scratch-resistant-screen-protecto" target="_blank">kickstarter.com </a></p> <p>Silly name aside, this screen protector will defend even the most war-torn knight’s iPhone. The Holy Grail slap-on-screen offers near scratch-proof protection and can absorb the impact of drops without damage. Unlike other screen protectors, it can be attached easily with no irritating bubbles forming under the skin. Allegedly.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Holy-Grail-Armour.jpg?1371113812" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><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"> Lunatik Taktik </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>From US$75 (£50), <a href="https://www.lunatik.com/products/taktik-extreme-5" target="_blank">lunatik.com</a></p> <p>If your iPhone could drive, the Lumatik Taktik would be its tank. Anodised aluminium topped with Gorilla Glass makes this tough-as-nails case drop-proof, waterproof and dirt-proof. The iPhone 5 variant will set you back US$150 (£100) – sorry futurists.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lunatik_taktik.jpg?1371113812" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><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"> G-Form Xtreme iPhone 5 case </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>US$40 (£26), <a href="http://g-form.com/products/iphone-5-case/" target="_blank">g-form.com</a></p> <p>The G-Form Xtreme was drop-tested from 100,000 feet. It survived unscathed. Need we say more?</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/g-form-Xtreme-iPhone-5-case.jpg?1371113812" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><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"> Otterbox Defender iON </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>US$130 (£85), <a href="http://www.otterbox.com/iPhone-4/4S-Defender-Series-with-iON-Intelligence/apl2-i4sun-ion,default,pd.html" target="_blank">otterbox.com</a></p> <p>Being tough doesn’t always mean being dumb. The Otterbox Defender iON has an intelligent battery to charge your iPhone 4 or 4S according to what it learns about your personal usage habits. Not bad for something tough enough to survive even the most absent-minded oaf’s buttery fingers.</p> <p><strong>You might also like</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apps-and-games/5-of-the-best/best-iphone-apps-this-week-3">Best iPhone apps this week</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/5-of-the-best/best-samsung-galaxy-s4-cases">Best Samsung Galaxy S4 cases</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/life-etc/5-of-the-best/why-2013-is-the-year-of-future-bike-tech">Why 2013 is the year of future bike tech</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Otterbox-Ion-Defender.jpg?1371113812" /> </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="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_523.jpg?1371113812" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/5-of-the-best/toughest-cases-for-iphone-5-and-iphone-4s </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/toughest-cases-iphone-5-and-iphone-4s/news#comments Apple iPhone Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:15:02 +0000 Luke Edwards 424723 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple nearly called the iPhone the TelePod http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-nearly-called-iphone-telepod/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s in a name? Former Apple ad guru reveals what might have been </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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-telepod-iphone.jpg?1364407179" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5586.jpg?1364407179" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The word "iPhone" rolls off the tongue these days, but Apple's smartphone could've wound up rocking a very different moniker.</p> <p>According to former Apple advertising guru Ken Segall, Apple toyed with a number of possible names before settling on "iPhone" – including "TelePod," "Mobi," "TriPod," and, oddly, "iPad."</p> <p>The reasoning behind some of the names makes more sense than others – "TriPod" refers to the iPhone's combination of phone, internet device and iPod skills, while "TelePod" sounded like a futuristic version of a telephone, while also referencing the iPod.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/news-nugget/apple-nearly-called-the-iphone-the-telepod </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-nearly-called-iphone-telepod/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-nearly-called-iphone-telepod/news#comments Apple iPhone Tue, 05 Mar 2013 09:34:10 +0000 Stephen Graves 424379 at http://www.stuff.tv Watch 3D videos on your iPhone with Donya http://www.stuff.tv/apple/watch-3d-videos-your-iphone-donya/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Slot your iPhone into this supremely daft-looking binocular accessory and bring those myriad 3D YouTube videos to life </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/iphone-donya.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5658.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Phone manufacturers gave 3D screens a good shot – but although they haven't really caught on, brave YouTube has ploughed on, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/web/news-nugget/youtube-is-converting-all-1080p-videos-to-3d">converting every 1080p video uploaded into 3D</a>.</p> <p>The Donya may look supremely daft – and it isn't exactly pocket-friendly – but it does let you clip in your iPhone 4, 4S or 5 to view 3D YouTube videos in all their eye popping glory. The free app that translates the 3D video also lets you film your own 3D clips.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/news-nugget/watch-3d-videos-on-your-iphone-with-donya </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/watch-3d-videos-your-iphone-donya/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/watch-3d-videos-your-iphone-donya/news#comments Apple iPhone Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:50:01 +0000 Luke Edwards 424265 at http://www.stuff.tv Great iPhone accessories you can make from paper http://www.stuff.tv/apple/great-iphone-accessories-you-can-make-paper/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s big money in phone accessories, but you can save it all for the price of paper – make your own dock, case, and even keyboard 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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Paper-iPhone-speaker-eco-amp_0.jpg?1364398153" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/paper-iphone-dock_0.jpg?1364398153" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you want to kit your iPhone out with accessories, but also want to be left a few pennies to pay your contract, we have an ancient solution – origami. All you need are a few pieces of paper to become the proud owner of a handmade iPhone dock, speaker and even keyboard.</p> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/49780741">Vibrative Virtual Keyboard</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1956117">Florian Kräutli</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><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"> iPhone paper keyboard </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's collection of sensors never ceases to amaze. Now a student has managed to teach it how to recognise different keys on a paper keyboard using its accelerometer – rendering any surface that transmits some vibration into your very own instant full-sized keyboard.</p><p>Source: <a href="http://bgr.com/2012/11/10/iphone-virtual-keyboard-accelerometer-powered/" target="_blank">bgr</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/paper-iphone-dock_0.jpg?1364398153" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><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"> iPhone paper dock </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>In a very Blue Peter kind of way you can <a href="http://www.dessinemoiunobjet.com/iphone-and-itouch-paper-stand-dock/" target="_blank">download this PDF</a>, cut out some paper or card, and fold your very own throne fit for the king of smartphones. It even has a hole for tidy cable feeding – very minimalist chic.</p><p>Source: <a href="http://www.dessinemoiunobjet.com/iphone-and-itouch-paper-stand-dock/" target="_blank">curbly</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Paper-iPhone-speaker-eco-amp_0.jpg?1364398153" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><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"> iPhone paper speaker </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>Like your granny's ear trumpet, this paper speaker amplifies sounds acoustically. Plus it's easily made using a bit of card or paper. Design as you see fit then start blaring out your tunes for everyone on the bus to enjoy. Or just buy it from <a href="http://www.eco-made.com/eco-amp/" target="_blank">eco-made</a> now.</p><p>Source: <a href="http://www.eco-made.com/eco-amp/" target="_blank">eco-made</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Paper-iPhone-case_0.jpg?1364398153" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><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"> iPhone paper case </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>A layer of paper may not be the most protective thing you can wrap around your iPhone, but it does mean you can personalise it to your heart's content. But while it may cut your costs, make sure any loose edges don’t do the same to your typing digits.</p><p>Source: <a href="http://www.tuesday.com/blog/labs/2010/07/08/iphone-4-paper-case-tutorial/" target="_blank">tuesday</a></p><p><object width="500" height="375"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/nmgTKDrheYs?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="500" height="375" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/nmgTKDrheYs?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></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="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_241.jpg?1364398153" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><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"> iPhone paper clip stand </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>Alright, this isn't made from paper – but once you’re done making all the accessories above you won't have any left. What you will have is plenty of now seemingly-useless paper clips. So why not fashion one into a stand for your iPhone? Learn <a href="http://www.deanying.com/PermaLink,guid,a99a1c06-b55b-4001-afeb-46a707055ecc.aspx" target="_blank">the technique</a> and you’ve potentially got a folded stand with you anywhere you go.</p><p>Source: <a href="http://www.deanying.com/PermaLink,guid,a99a1c06-b55b-4001-afeb-46a707055ecc.aspx" target="_blank">deanying</a></p><p><strong>Today’s main stories</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/angry-birds-star-wars-video-shows-off-gameplay"></p><p></a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/google-nexus-4-sells-out-within-hours">Google Nexus 4 sells out within hours</a></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/christmas-gift-guide/10-of-the-best/10-of-the-best-christmas-blu-ray-box-sets">10 of the best Christmas Blu-ray box sets</a></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/life-etc/news-nugget/this-heath-robinson-machine-is-fuelled-by-extreme-athletes">This Heath Robinson machine is fuelled by extreme athletes</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="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_242.png?1364398153" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/5-of-the-best/great-iphone-accessories-you-can-make-from-paper </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/great-iphone-accessories-you-can-make-paper/news#comments Apple iPhone Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:36:58 +0000 Luke Edwards 423442 at http://www.stuff.tv Best iPhone apps this week http://www.stuff.tv/apple/best-iphone-apps-week/news-6 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What have we been playing with this week in the world of iPhone? Take a peek </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="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/wanderous1_0.jpg?1364399353" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hollywood1_0.jpg?1364399353" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bit-of-exercise_0.jpg?1364399353" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/wordsworth1_0.jpg?1364399353" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iwitness1_0.jpg?1364399353" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5475.jpg?1364399353" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Hollywood Photobooth</strong></p> <p>69p <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/hollywood-photobooth/id566959957?mt=8">App Store</a></p> <p>If your kind of fun is dressing up with Hollywood movie costumes, this really is the app for you. Take a picture and then choose a costume to overlay from a number of movies including Gladiator and Blues Brothers. The results can saved to your photo library then be shared with all and sundry via email and social networks.</p> <p><strong>Bit of Exercise</strong></p> <p>£2.99 <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id512448531">App Store</a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/app-of-the-week/best-iphone-apps-this-week-54 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/best-iphone-apps-week/news-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/best-iphone-apps-week/news-6#comments Apple iPhone Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:05:55 +0000 Ben Griffin 423247 at http://www.stuff.tv Eau du smellphone, s'il vous plait http://www.stuff.tv/apple/eau-du-smellphone-sil-vous-plait/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This accessory from Chaku Perfume turns your iPhone into a fragrance dispenser </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="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/smellphone_0.jpg?1364399445" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_627.jpg?1364399445" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just because you're sat next to someone on the bus who hasn't washed in what seems like weeks doesn't mean you have to suffer in silence. An iPhone accessory from the Chaku Perfume company has answered your olfactory prayers.</p> <p>Attached to the bottom of your iDevice, ChatPerf and the accompanying app allows you to trigger a quick blast of liquid freshness that will hopefully block out all but the most malodorous smells.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/eau-du-smellphone-sil-vous-plait </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/eau-du-smellphone-sil-vous-plait/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/eau-du-smellphone-sil-vous-plait/news#comments Apple iPhone Tue, 16 Oct 2012 09:57:31 +0000 Ben Griffin 423120 at http://www.stuff.tv RIP iPhone 3GS http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rip-iphone-3gs/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The iPhone 5 has come with its big 4in screen and A6 processor rendering the curvy iPhone 3GS dead </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="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iPhone-3GS_0_0.jpg?1364399577" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4106.jpg?1364399577" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The curvy beauty that was the iPhone 3GS is – <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/news-nugget/iphone-5-to-kill-iphone-3gs">as we predicted</a> – no more. The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/news-nugget/the-apple-iphone-5-is-here">Apple iPhone 5</a> has fully ushered in the age of the more chiseled iPhone and the 3GS will never be made again.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/news-nugget/rip-iphone-3gs </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rip-iphone-3gs/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rip-iphone-3gs/news#comments Apple iPhone Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:07:22 +0000 Luke Edwards 422726 at http://www.stuff.tv