iPhone &amp; iPad http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/iphone-ipad/features en-GB Apple website lets you free your phone number from iMessage http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-website-lets-you-free-your-phone-number-imessage/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finally, you&#039;ll be able to receive texts from iPhone users </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&#039;s Deregister iMessage site" alt="Apple&#039;s Deregister iMessage site" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/deregister-imessage.jpg?1415669766" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has launched a new website that lets former iPhone users deregister from the iMessage service.</p> <p>Since 2011, some Apple customers who switched from iPhone to another device have discovered that text messages sent from iPhones to their number were being intercepted by iMessage &ndash; and sent to their non-existent iPhone.</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/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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-website-lets-you-free-your-phone-number-imessage/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-website-lets-you-free-your-phone-number-imessage/news#comments Apple iPhone & iPad Smartphones Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:38:12 +0000 Stephen Graves 1452738 at http://www.stuff.tv Your next iPhone could have a glasses-free 3D display http://www.stuff.tv/apple/your-next-iphone-could-have-glasses-free-3d-display/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple reportedly working on 3D screen technology for future iPhones </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="Your next iPhone could have a glasses-free 3D display" alt="Your next iPhone could have a glasses-free 3D display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-3d.jpg?1415273293" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s only been a few short weeks since the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6">iPhone 6</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-6l">iPhone 6 Plus</a>&nbsp;debuted, but Apple&#39;s already beavering away on its successor&nbsp;&ndash; and it could be adding a whole new dimension to future iPhones.</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/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</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/your-next-iphone-could-have-glasses-free-3d-display/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/your-next-iphone-could-have-glasses-free-3d-display/news#comments Apple iPhone & iPad Smartphones Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:28:13 +0000 Stephen Graves 1452381 at http://www.stuff.tv App of the Week: 1Password http://www.stuff.tv/app-week-1password/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The secure locker for passwords has gained thumb power and the means to work in other apps </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="1024" height="768" title="1Password" alt="1Password" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/intro2.png?1411978466" /> </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/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If there&rsquo;s an app that&rsquo;s benefitted from the underlying changes to and relative openness of iOS 8, it&rsquo;s 1Password. The password manager has long been popular on the desktop, providing a simple, convenient way to create insanely complicated passwords and &lsquo;inject&rsquo; them into browser forms.</p> <p>The net result is greatly enhanced security, and the app adds further useful features, such as storing multiple identities (for instance a simplified set of details for forums), secure notes, wallet entries, and software licenses.</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> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iOS </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"> Security silo </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 iOS, however, the app&rsquo;s inability to worm its way deep into the system always left it as an awkward security silo. There was no integration with Safari for iOS, meaning you either had to use 1Password&rsquo;s basic built-in browser to shop online or visit forums, or laboriously copy and paste passwords across to Safari.</p> <p>As of iOS 8, this has all changed. Because of app extensions, 1Password can be directly triggered&nbsp;from a Safari Share sheet, providing rapid access to all of your usernames and passwords. In fact, 1Password goes further, because it can also be used with any third-party app that builds in support; examples that have gotten on board early include Slack, Instapaper, and Treehouse.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review">Apple iOS 8 review</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-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="1281" height="1136" title="1Password" alt="1Password" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/set-1.png?1413804910" /> </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"> You&#039;ve got the 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>Of course, iOS already includes its own roughly equivalent secure password system, iCloud Keychain, but 1Password is superior in terms of cross-platform support (iCloud Keychain is a strictly iOS and OS X thing) and also in enabling you to edit your entries on a mobile device. Furthermore, if you have an iOS device with Touch ID, 1Password can be configured to work with that, significantly speeding up accessing your secure content.</p> <p>As with any new release, there&rsquo;s the odd gremlin lurking - for example, on the iPad, 1Password&rsquo;s dialog awkwardly lurks behind the keyboard in landscape mode. Additionally, while the desktop version boasts a useful security audit, flagging old or weak passwords, this is omitted on mobile.</p> <p>Still, any feature disparity is excusable when you consider 1Password for iOS&rsquo;s new price tag of <em>nothing at all</em>. You only pay (&pound;6.99/US$9.99) if you want &lsquo;pro&rsquo; features (extra categories, custom folders and tags, multiple vaults, custom fields), and most people won&rsquo;t need them. Existing 1Password for iOS users get them for free. Presumably, the developer&rsquo;s aiming to make its money on the desktop, which makes the mobile offering beyond a mere bargain, propelling it into no-brainer install territory.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/1password-password-manager/id568903335?mt=8">Download 1Password for iPhone and iPad</a> (requires iOS 8)</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/app-week">See all of our Apps of the Week here</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="1281" height="1136" title="1Password" alt="1Password" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/set-2.png?1413894802" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What about Android? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>1Password does exist for Android, and can be grabbed in a free-trial version from <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.agilebits.onepassword&amp;hl=en">Google Play</a>. The app is broadly similar to the <em>old</em> version for iOS, and is therefore something of a silo. &lsquo;Premium&rsquo; features in this version are very different from those in the iOS release, amounting to essentially any adding, editing or organising items. That&rsquo;ll set you back &pound;4.99 and we reckon the app is way clunkier than its iOS sibling, which is a pity. If you&rsquo;re a dedicated 1Password user, the Android release is still worth grabbing, but if you want a password manager solely for Android, there are better options.</p> </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"> 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>A useful but limited iOS app just became essential, thanks to iOS 8&rsquo;s new powers. Download it now</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/app-week-1password/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/app-week-1password/review#comments App of the Week iOS apps iPhone & iPad Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:16:50 +0000 Craig Grannell 1448314 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iOS 8 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our fingers dance all over iOS 8 to see if it&#039;s Apple&#039;s best mobile experience yet </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="Packed with colour" alt="Apple iOS 8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/intro_0.jpg?1415603659" /> </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/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Software has a tendency to move in cycles. One major revision will dazzle in screen grabs, and the next will make a load of changes that aren&rsquo;t immediately apparent, but could nonetheless be what revolutionise things for users. Last year&rsquo;s iOS 7 was geared quite heavily towards the former, but iOS 8 is very much in the latter camp.</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">8 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"> Visual appeal </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 a visual standpoint, little has changed. iOS remains very much tied to Apple design head Jony Ive&rsquo;s vision of minimalism, trying to do in software what Apple tooling does for hardware.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s stark, a touch over-serious, overtly content-first, and of variable success in terms of graphic design, layout, typography and usability. Occasionally, this approach stumbles, not least with its over-emphasis on text-only buttons that are frequently indistinct or not obviously points of action; an accessibility control to add button borders is seemingly disgusted at any possible alternative, revealing one of the ugliest pieces of interface design Apple&rsquo;s ever created.</p> <p>However, just as iOS 7&rsquo;s updates toned down the worst excesses of this radical departure from iOS&rsquo;s past, so too does this update make much-needed refinements. The best example is the subtle redesign of Control Center, which ditches spindly indistinct icons on button outlines for bolder glyphs and solid backgrounds. Usability is further enhanced by dialling down the transparency behind the content and providing a preview of how your display will look as the brightness bar is adjusted.</p> <p>Similar touches are evident throughout this update. If you hated iOS 7, iOS 8 won&rsquo;t convert you; but if aspects of it merely nagged, the changes here might be enough to stop you pining for the days of linen textures and glossy buttons.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature" target="_blank">iCheapskate: 38 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone</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-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="1280" height="1136" title="Pretty colours" alt="Apple iOS 8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/visuals_0_0.png?1415603659" /> </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"> Extensibility </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>Really, though, the most exciting aspect of any operating system is what you can do with it. To date, iOS has been locked down, making it relatively intuitive but also inflexible. People had to leap through hoops in an absurd manner to perform relatively simple tasks, such as editing a document in multiple apps, or even sharing content to a preferred service.</p> <p>With iOS 8, you get the opportunity to swap out keyboards, add widgets (sort of), massively boost sharing and inter-app communications, work with third-party filters inside Apple&rsquo;s Photos app, and use apps that work with Touch ID for fingerprint authentication.</p> <p>The last of those is a Godsend for the likes of 1Password, but also has applications elsewhere. Amazon&rsquo;s iOS app has already integrated Touch ID support, and it&rsquo;s likely to become something of a staple on supported devices, if not specifically for passwords then for two-factor validation.</p> <p>As before, Touch ID is divorced from iCloud, with your data living in obfuscated form on your device&rsquo;s A7 or A8 chip. Developers cannot access your data, because iOS does all the to-and-fro itself. In combination with a robust password system (either Apple&rsquo;s iCloud Keychain or the aforementioned 1Password), Touch ID stands to revolutionise on-device security for iOS device owners.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 review</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="1281" height="1136" title="Hunter2" alt="Apple iOS 8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tocuhid2_0.png?1415603659" /> </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"> Keyboards in iOS 8 </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>Keyboards in iOS are now hot-swappable, although it&rsquo;s first worth playing around with the revamped default, which implements a system called QuickType. This heavily resembles many Android keyboards, adding three predictive words above the keyboard that you can stab at to speed things along.</p> <p>What Apple has done very well is create a keyboard that attempts to adapt not only to what you write but where you write it, offering predictions based on existing content and style. The predictions bar can be removed if you don&rsquo;t use it or feel it takes up too much screen space, although you won&rsquo;t want to. Oddly, autocorrect appeared to be less reliable in this initial build of iOS 8, though, slightly hampering any boost in typing speed.</p> <p>Alternative keyboards are installed from the App Store like any other third-party app, and awkwardly activated in the Settings app. You switch between them using the keyboard&rsquo;s globe button. The likes of SwiftKey work as you&rsquo;d expect, finally bringing crazed swipey &lsquo;typing&rsquo; to iOS; however, swappable keyboards have enabled more ambitious products to finally make sense on iOS, such as text-expansion utility TextExpander.</p> <p>Previously reliant on apps specifically supporting it, the app now gets the opportunity to work system-wide by being a keyboard. It&rsquo;s also worth noting that Apple&rsquo;s privacy stance impacts on third-party keyboards, banning them by default from internet access and disabling them when typing in secure password fields. Given concerns surrounding online security, this is an acceptable compromise.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/swiftkey-ios-revealed-best-android-keyboard-your-iphone/news" target="_blank">SwiftKey for iOS revealed</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="1280" height="1136" title="SWIPING" alt="Apple iOS 8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/keyboard_0.png?1415603659" /> </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"> Widgets </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>Anyone hoping Apple would upend the Home screen and enable Android-style widgets will be disappointed in iOS 8 siloing equivalents within Notifications Center. However, in use this proves to be an elegant means of providing at-a-glance information, without messing up or replacing uncomplicated existing app launcher Home screens.</p> <p>Naturally, Apple provides its own widgets for the revamped Today view, but third-party apps are already muscling in on this territory, rolling in widgets as part of ongoing updates: for example, Weather Pro offers the day&rsquo;s forecast; Dropbox gives you links to recently edited documents; and PCalc offers you an entire calculator.</p> <p>The system&rsquo;s single-column, strictly linear design doesn&rsquo;t feel especially scalable &mdash; it&rsquo;s not going to be much use for maybe more than ten widgets; however, Apple makes it easy to edit your selection, and given that widgets are supposed to be an efficiency aid, keeping their numbers down is no bad thing.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6l/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 Plus review</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="1281" height="1136" title="WIDGETS!" alt="Apple iOS 8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/widgets_0.png?1415603659" /> </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"> Sharing </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>Extensions in iOS come in two flavours: sharing and actions. Both are now available to third-party apps and services, and its implementation finally gives Android users one less string to their Apple-snubbing bow.</p> <p>Installing a compatible app is enough to make it available to the iOS Share sheet, where it lurks behind a More button until activated. Once active, it will appear by default in the Share sheet system-wide.</p> <p>The current implementation of extensions upends how certain tasks are dealt with on iOS, even if there&rsquo;s a whopper of a bug lurking.</p> <p>The bug in question involves the custom ordering of the sharing and actions lists frequently failing to stick. Presumably, this will be dealt with in an update, and it&rsquo;s easy to forgive once you start sharing from Safari to Instapaper, unlocking apps using 1Password, uploading images from Photos to social networks, and so on.</p> <p>Actions are context-sensitive, meaning options only appear when relevant, and the system at the very least means less frustrating hopping between a bunch of apps to get things done.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/25-best-iphone-and-ipad-games-you-can-play-right-now/feature" target="_blank">The 25 best iPhone and iPad games you can play right now</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="900" height="675" title="We&#039;re surprised you&#039;re reading this when you could be playing Destiny right now" alt="Apple iOS 8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios1.jpg?1415603659" /> </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"> Photos and Camera </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 Photos app looks little changed, but is a very different beast from its predecessor. First, the editing tools have been significantly beefed up, in part because iPhoto for iOS has been canned. Rotation can now be arbitrary, and there&rsquo;s more control over colour and light.</p> <p>The app retains a small, reasonably impressive selection of filters, but these are now significantly boosted by third-party integrated photo extensions. When editing, compatible apps are listed via a nondescript circular button with an ellipses, and they essentially inject their capabilities directly into Photos. This means you can apply filters from the likes of Halftone 2 or VSCO Cam inside Photos, and the edits remain non-destructive.</p> <p>The other main change to Photos concerns image storage, and Apple&rsquo;s at a transitionary point regarding Photo Stream. The company&rsquo;s long-term plan is to save your entire image library in iCloud Photo Library, currently in beta. Edits will be synchronised across devices, and your library will be searchable, but the system requires you to splash out on the requisite amount of iCloud storage. At present, the old-style Photo Stream remains, although frustratingly there&rsquo;s no longer a specific album housing its images &mdash; instead, you must fish around in &lsquo;Recently Added&rsquo;.</p> <p>For taking your photos, Camera gets some minor but welcome updates: manual exposure controls, a delay timer, panoramas on iPad, and a fun time-lapse mode that stitches images together into videos. It&rsquo;s unlikely these changes will wrench anyone from high-end third-party apps, but they&rsquo;re enough to ditch the more simple Camera alternatives.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/android-45/review" target="_blank">Android L 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="2048" height="1536" title="Filters galore" alt="Apple iOS 8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/photos_0.png?1415603659" /> </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"> Apps: Mail, Messages and more </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 are four new permanent apps as of iOS 8: Podcasts, iBooks, Tips and Health. The first two are no different from their older App Store versions. Tips could have been useful (Apple hates manuals), but merely provides you with, on launch, nine tips (well, we did say Apple hates manuals).</p> <p>Health is a much bigger deal, serving as the hub for data provided by your iPhone, and any compatible apps and accessories. The idea is to give you a sense of how you&rsquo;re progressing with exercise and activity, but also to make it frictionless to shift between apps, rather than feeling forced to stick with one because it has your data in its silo. On launch, however, this part of iOS was broken and temporarily off-limits to third-party developers; also, iPad owners aren&rsquo;t invited to the party, even purely for accessing their data.</p> <p>Many existing apps have had minor updates. Mail has new gestures and can stash multiple drafts at the foot of the screen, or allow you to peek behind a message you&rsquo;re writing. The drafts system is a mite fiddly, but nonetheless an improvement on iOS 7; the gestural controls are entirely hidden, but great once ingrained into your muscle memory.</p> <p>Messages adds controls for muting or leaving conversations, recording audio, and rapidly adding images from your photos or camera. The new features are nice enough, but can&rsquo;t get around Messages being an Apple-only solution and also one that has a tendency to not sync correctly across devices.</p> <p>Elsewhere, Safari gets accordion-like tabs on iPad and DuckDuckGo as a search engine option; there&rsquo;s also an attempt to shift into smart-searching, using abbreviations, but it fared poorly during testing. App Store on iPhone has vertical scrolling search results on iPhone and purchased app hiding on iPad. Notes gets rich-text formatting, finally transforming it into a half-decent text editor. And Siri gets voice-activation when your device is plugged in.</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="1048" title="Mail and messaging" alt="Apple iOS 8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/messages_0.jpg?1415603659" /> </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"> Spotlight </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&rsquo;s system-wide search remains a bit too sluggish to be truly usable, frequently offering new search results just as you go to tap something. However, rather than pare it down in Settings to just showing apps, it&rsquo;s also worth leaving Spotlight Suggestions and Bing Web Results active as well. The two combine to turn Spotlight into a much more useful tool that provides in-context web searches.</p> <p>For example, type in the name of a band and you&rsquo;ll get a link to the artist on iTunes, an album and the Wikipedia entry. Type in an app, service or game name and you&rsquo;ll likely get the App Store link. You can also do searches for terms that will then list relevant websites or places. Although many of the results of course channel you straight to Apple&rsquo;s own store, it&rsquo;s pretty convent to type &lsquo;indian food&rsquo; into Spotlight and immediately get the name and phone number of a trio of local restaurants.</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="1281" height="1136" title="In the spotlight" alt="Apple iOS 8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotlight_0.png?1415603659" /> </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-8"><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"> Bubbling under </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 few of iOS 8&rsquo;s biggest features aren&rsquo;t quite ready for prime-time, but warrant mentioning. HomeKit aims to do for automated home gadgets what HealthKit does for health, giving you a hub for configuring and controlling the &lsquo;internet of things&rsquo; within your home, shortly before they turn sentient and take over. Homes comprise rooms (that can be grouped into Zones) that contain Accessories that perform Services, which can have Characteristics. The thinking is you could waggle your device and have you entire house sort itself for night, locking doors, dimming lights and adjusting air temperature. The reality is this is a solution awaiting compatible hardware to become ubiquitous. One for the future, perhaps.</p> <p>Continuity and iCloud Drive are more imminent. The former is designed to enable workflows to seamlessly transition between Apple devices, enabling you, to for example, start replying to an email on your iPhone and then fling it across to your iPad, or answer an iPhone call on your Mac. The Mac side of things is awaiting OS X support (which will arrive with OS X Yosemite this autumn), but already works on iOS. During testing, we managed to send half-written emails successfully between an iPad and iPhone, doing the transfer via the lock screen. It&rsquo;s also possible to use the app switcher, although that didn&rsquo;t fare well during testing, the relevant button frequently vanishing.</p> <p>Family Sharing is another feature that will need time to bed in before we can properly assess it. It&rsquo;s designed to allow a family of up to six to share content bought on a single card, with children under 13 having to ask permission when making purchases. Apps are automatically shared and publishers of other media can opt-in. Additional benefits include a shared photo album, a shared calendar, and unified Find my Friends and Find my iPhone. Set-up is reasonably simple (even if adults may find it awkward for all purchases to be on one card), although there&rsquo;s a curious restriction on only being able to start or join Family Sharing twice in any one year, so watch out for that.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-os-x-yosemite/review" target="_blank">Apple OS X Yosemite hands-on review</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="1281" height="1136" title="Sharing is caring" alt="Apple iOS 8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bubbling_0.png?1415603659" /> </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-9"><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"> 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 word that most sums up iOS 8 is &lsquo;potential&rsquo;. It lays the foundation for iPhones and iPads to become significantly more powerful devices: hubs of health and home automation; powerful pocketable computers for all kinds of advanced tasks and workflows; and a means to access, edit and share a life of captured images. Right now, some of these things are already barrelling along, with apps taking advantage of extensibility features; others, like HealthKit and HomeKit, are just at the start of their lives.</p> <p>The OS, too, feels like a mixed bag. It&rsquo;s a lot more stable than iOS 7 was on release, and feels pretty robust during use, but it&rsquo;s also very buggy. Spotlight simply stopped working during testing on a number of occasions, and layout bugs frequently cropped up on the iPad. Performance-wise, the OS seemed fine on our iPhone 5s and iPad Air, although Ars Technica has suggested <a href="http://arstechnica.com/apple/2014/09/ios-8-on-the-iphone-4s-performance-isnt-the-only-problem/">iPhone 4s owners should proceed with caution</a>. That device lacks the power and screen size to comfortably deal with the new OS and also doesn&rsquo;t get Continuity or AirDrop.</p> <p>Despite the bugs, the advantages iOS 8 brings make it worth upgrading to unless you only use your iPhone or iPad for the most basic of tasks. The new capabilities unlocked through extensions alone could transform the way you use your device for the better, and the many small changes combine to make an impressive update to what was already a solid mobile operating system.</p> <p>Stay tuned for an updated review once all of iOS 8&#39;s features are live.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple Watch hands-on review</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="604" height="453" title="Apple iOS 8 review" alt="Apple iOS 8 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ios-8-review-03_1.jpg?1415603659" /> </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>Once the bugs are squashed and kit/apps take full advantage, iOS 8 will be great. Even in its current state, it&#39;s very good.</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> <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"> Apple iOS 8 preview </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"> Third-party keyboards, a Health app, new gaming skills and much more </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review#comments Apple iOS 8 iPad Air iPad Mini 2 iPhone & iPad iPhone 5C iPhone 5S Smartphones Tablets Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:29:52 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1433723 at http://www.stuff.tv How to remove U2’s Songs of Innocence from your iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC http://www.stuff.tv/apple/how-get-u2-s-songs-innocence-your-iphone-ipad-mac-and-pc/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple’s given you a new album you probably don’t want. Here’s how to get rid of it </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="684" height="512" title="U4" alt="How to remove U2’s Songs of Innocence from your iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/u2-0.jpg?1410484638" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On September 9, Apple announced new iPhones, an Apple Watch, a new payment system, and the mandatory acceptance of a mediocre new U2 album for anyone with an iTunes account.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re looking at your iPhone or iPad Music app, carefully weighing up whether to avoid scrolling down past T in the Artists tab, or just putting your device out of its misery by smashing it with a hammer, WAIT!</p> <p>It&rsquo;s possible, by jumping through some stupid hoops, to remove <em>Songs Of Innocence</em> entirely!</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"><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>1) First, open iTunes (sorry, iTunes haters), and sign in with whatever Apple ID you&rsquo;re using on your devices. Feel free to curse if this means installing iTunes on your PC.</p> <p>2) Click iTunes Store and then the Home icon, and then click Purchased from the Quick Links section in the sidebar. Quietly seethe at the many U2 adverts goading you from the top of the screen.</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="930" height="581" title="You Too" alt="How to remove U2’s Songs of Innocence from your iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/u2-1.jpg?1410484638" /> </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>3) Click Music and you&rsquo;ll see <em>Songs Of Innocence</em> lurking not entirely innocently. Hover your cursor over the cover art, and then gleefully click the little cross in the top-left corner. The artwork will vanish.</p> <p>4) Now go back to your iOS device, ensuring it&rsquo;s signed into the same account. In theory, <em>Songs Of Innocence</em> should vanish entirely within a second or two. If it doesn&rsquo;t, go to the Settings app, select iTunes &amp; App Store, and then turn the Music switch off and on again. Twice, just to be sure. That&rsquo;ll do it. Sorry, Bono.</p> <p>Note that if you&rsquo;re one of the &lsquo;crazy ones&rsquo;, in a sense other than how Apple alluded to them in a classic advert, you can get your freebie back. Select Account from Quick Links, and click the Manage link next to Hidden Purchases. You&rsquo;ll then be able to raise <em>Songs Of Innocence</em> from the dead, like some kind of doddering music zombie.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">This is the iPhone 6 - hands on with Apple&#39;s new smartphone</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="721" height="312" title="Ewe Too" alt="How to remove U2’s Songs of Innocence from your iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/u2-2_0.jpg?1410484638" /> </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/how-get-u2-s-songs-innocence-your-iphone-ipad-mac-and-pc/news#comments Apple iOS 8 iPhone & iPad iPhone 6 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:16:21 +0000 Craig Grannell 1447311 at http://www.stuff.tv App of the Week: The Nightmare Cooperative http://www.stuff.tv/app-week-nightmare-cooperative/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rogue + Threes! + whimsy = addiction + fun + a surprising amount of death by giant snail </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="App of the Week: The Nightmare Cooperative review" alt="App of the Week: The Nightmare Cooperative review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IMG_6079.PNG?1410482230" /> </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/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Collaboration and a unified front are all very well, but there&#39;s a point when these things can go a teensy bit too far.</p> <p>That point is probably when you&#39;re part of a cooperative tasked with raiding dungeons full of things very much out to kill you, yet still feel compelled to act as one, no matter the consequences. This includes when said consequences involve stumbling into a pool of acid, just because your cohort fancied grabbing a nearby piece of bling.</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"> iPhone/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> <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"> Navigating snails and Sir Swapsalot </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>You begin in a catacomb, two semi-randomly chosen fantasy characters (barbarian, mage, and so on) dumped among walls, golden chests, and odd-looking shells. Swipe and your pair of heroes/kleptomaniacs move as one, and the shells materialise into roaming monsters. Open a chest or make too many moves and more foes or hazards materialise, potentially blocking your path to the exit and getting all fighty if you venture too near.</p> <p>Turn-based titles, and especially roguelikes like the brilliant 868-HACK, often force a steely kind of concentration, and a chess-like approach to fighting your way onwards.</p> <p>This is immediately evident with The Nightmare Cooperative, which further ramps up the complexity through the manner in which your party moves. Getting a pair through the initial catacombs is fairly simple, but since you can pick up more team-mates along the way, the variables multiply, not least when the monsters become brighter and weirder.</p> <p>The motley crew includes giant homing snails that leave an ice-slick behind them, and Sir Swapsalot a character that switches place with any adventurer that stumbles into his line of vision. You therefore repeatedly find yourself in situations where a single swipe could simultaneously result in battles with monsters, gold collection and death.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-threes-maddeningly-addictive-perfect-puzzle-game/news">Threes! The maddeningly addictive puzzle game&nbsp;</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-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="2048" height="1536" title="App of the Week: The Nightmare Cooperative review" alt="App of the Week: The Nightmare Cooperative review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_6077.PNG?1410482230" /> </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="2048" height="1536" title="App of the Week: The Nightmare Cooperative review" alt="App of the Week: The Nightmare Cooperative review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_6082.PNG?1410482230" /> </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"> Heavy on the nightmare </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>Initially, then, despite some tranquil sound design and sharp, modern graphics, The Nightmare Cooperative is heavy on the nightmare bit, feeling like a savage and frequently unjust ordeal.</p> <p>Often, the game becomes about cutting your losses, sacrificing one of the team so that the others may survive. But it nonetheless grabs hold, and you&#39;ll want to beat it rather than feel beaten.</p> <p>Once you master the game&#39;s intricacies, how some enemies can be manipulated and used to your advantage; the way in which careful use of collectable potions can get you through otherwise seemingly deadly situations, you&#39;ll find your way to new sets of dungeons and, with some good fortune, the end of the quest.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/app-week-they-need-be-fed-3/review">They Need To Be Fed 3 for iOS/Android review&nbsp;</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="2048" height="1536" title="App of the Week: The Nightmare Cooperative review" alt="App of the Week: The Nightmare Cooperative review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_6083.PNG?1410482230" /> </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"> 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>That the game even has an end is surprisingly rare on a modern mobile puzzler, and The Nightmare Cooperative&#39;s strictly defined nature changes the way you approach subsequent quests.</p> <p>It&#39;s not simply about seeing how long you can stay alive, but also how smart you can be within given time constraints.</p> <p>The fixed boundaries might not make for the most open game nor the most expansive, but The Nightmare Cooperative is frequently thrilling and punishing in equal measure. A focussed, novel and polished mobile title that rewards those determined enough to stick with it.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/the-nightmare-cooperative/id905878967?mt=8">Download The Nightmare Cooperative for iPhone/iPa</a>d</strong></p> <p>Coming later this year for Android&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/app-week">More App of the Weeks for iPhone, iPad and Android&nbsp;</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="2048" height="1536" title="App of the Week: The Nightmare Cooperative review" alt="App of the Week: The Nightmare Cooperative review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_6078.PNG?1410482230" /> </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-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/app-week-nightmare-cooperative/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/app-week-nightmare-cooperative/review#comments App of the Week Apps and Games iOS games iPhone & iPad Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:15:17 +0000 Sophie Charara 1447222 at http://www.stuff.tv iOS 8 launches on 17 September for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or newer http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8-launches-17-september-iphone-4s-and-ipad-2-or-newer/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Latest major OS update hits just days before the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus debut </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 on iPhone 6" alt="iOS 8 on iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-iphone6-ios8.png?1410405735" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/10-things-you-need-know-about-55in-iphone-6/news">two new smartphones</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/10-things-you-need-know-about-iwatch/news">a dazzling smartwatch</a> to reveal, Apple spent considerably less time than usual repeating the features of iOS 8 at today&rsquo;s event. But now we know when we&rsquo;ll actually be using 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-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the latter end, you can expect everything from the Health app to the Handoff feature that lets you move active content between your iOS devices and Mac, plus there&rsquo;s third-party keyboards, easy voice and video swapping within Messages, Family Sharing, and overhauled photo management.</p> <p>And on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, you&rsquo;ll also have access to Apple Pay, which uses each phone&rsquo;s built-in NFC chip combined with Touch ID and your account details to keep your wallet firmly in your pocket or bag. That feature won&rsquo;t launch until October, however.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.apple.com">Apple</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/10-things-you-need-know-about-47in-iphone-6/news">7 things you need to know about the iPhone 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-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="iOS 8 on iPhone 6" alt="iOS 8 on iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iphone6-ios8b.png?1410405735" /> </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-8-launches-17-september-iphone-4s-and-ipad-2-or-newer/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8-launches-17-september-iphone-4s-and-ipad-2-or-newer/news#comments Apple iOS 8 iPhone & iPad iPhone 6 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:47:17 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1447117 at http://www.stuff.tv There are lessons to be learned from celeb iPhone pic thefts - but they’re not what you might have heard http://www.stuff.tv/apple/there-are-lessons-be-learned-celeb-iphone-pic-thefts-they-re-not-what-you-might-have-heard/fea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s time to stop victim-blaming, and time to start yelling at tech companies - and everyone else - about better online security </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="Jennifer Lawrence was one of the high-profile victims of the photo thieves Pic: Terry Straehley / Shutterstock.com" alt="There are lessons to be learned from celeb iPhone pic thefts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/jennifer_lawrence_Terry-Straehley_Shutterstock.com_.jpg?1410330000" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It was all I could do to stop myself hurling expensive kit out of the window on reading about the recent &lsquo;celeb nude photo scandal&rsquo;.</p> <p>Knee-jerk reactions typically consisted of &ldquo;serves them right&rdquo; as though punishment was warranted for being famous, a woman, and sharing the odd nude photo with a partner.</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"> 1. Pa$$word is not a password </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 scene you&rsquo;d swear was scripted by Chris Morris, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz5i171h_no">CNN technology analyst Brett Larson</a> suggests you make passwords more secure by changing &rsquo;s&rsquo; characters to dollar signs. No. Passwords must be complex and not amenable to obvious guesswork.</p> <p>Instead, use a password manager such as <a href="https://agilebits.com/onepassword">1Password</a> to create complex online passwords on your behalf and deal with logins so you don&rsquo;t have to remember them.</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="Of course, if your name really is 4x, V2AJ2TH.ZyJn%Tfcv... you can safely use that as your password" alt="There are lessons to be learned from celeb iPhone pic thefts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/strong-password.jpg?1410330000" /> </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"> 2. Passwords should be unique </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 all your passwords are the same (or use a pattern), you&rsquo;re done for if someone breaks into one of your accounts. </p> <p>Use a password manager to make complex, unique passwords for every online login.</p> </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"> 3. Don’t be complacent about phishing </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>You might scoff at the idea of phishing when receiving an email from &lsquo;Appple&rsquo; that in broken English says it &lsquo;Need password reset your account compromize&rsquo;. </p> <p>But <em>some</em>&nbsp;phishing attempts are getting clever. <a href="http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/google-docs-users-targeted-sophisticated-phishing-scam">Symantec noted</a> a Google Docs scam hosted on Google&rsquo;s own servers hoodwinked users, because it looked legit. Some outlets report the celebs whose photos were stolen could have been caught out in a similar manner. </p> <p>So be wary of communications you weren&rsquo;t expecting, doubly so if any demand you sign in somewhere. If sign-in is required, don&rsquo;t click a link - login manually.&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="Extreme phishing" alt="There are lessons to be learned from celeb iPhone pic thefts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/poor-phishing.jpg?1410330000" /> </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"> 4. Use two-factor verification </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 you use two-factor verification, login only occurs when you have access to a secondary code on a trusted device, such as a smartphone. The code is used along with your password to access the account. Banks often provide two-factor verification, but so too do <a href="https://www.google.com/landing/2step/#tab=how-it-works">Google</a> and <a href="http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5570?viewlocale=en_US&amp;locale=en_US">Apple</a>. </p> <p>Note with Apple that a recovery key is provided and required should you forget your password and lose access to trusted devices. Do not lose the recovery key as well or you&rsquo;ll be locked out of your account for good.&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="2-step, better than dub-step" alt="There are lessons to be learned from celeb iPhone pic thefts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-2-step-verification.jpg?1410330000" /> </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"> 5. Secure your email </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>Plenty of hacks are achieved by guessing a username and sending a password reset to a compromised email account. Therefore, ensure your email is as secure as possible by utilising strong passwords and two-factor verification. </p> <p>With Gmail, consider obfuscating logins to make them harder to guess by adding + and a random text string to your username (such as janebloggs+ahgd245@googlemail.com) for services that support such addresses. </p> <p>Again, the login can be stored in your password manager.</p> </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"> 6. Obfuscate security answers </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>Plenty of online services - including Apple&rsquo;s iCloud - demand you provide answers to security questions, which are then used as a line of defence for password resets and account access. </p> <p>These can fall prey to social engineering (guessing details based on knowing facts about you) and brute-force attacks (repeatedly hitting the fields with relevant answers until the right ones are found). </p> <p>Therefore, randomise them like you would a password and store the answers in your password manager.&nbsp;</p> </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"> 7. Be aware of auto-uploads </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>Some cloud services upload photos taken with your smartphone. This may happen automatically, or you may have agreed to this during set-up. If you don&rsquo;t want all your images in the cloud, it&rsquo;s best to check what&rsquo;s being sent there. </p> <p>Dropbox&rsquo;s Settings house a Camera Upload function; Flickr&rsquo;s equivalent is called &lsquo;Auto Sync&rsquo;. iCloud is more complex, because your Camera Roll (local photo storage) can be backed up to iCloud, and Photo Stream (automatic photo-sync across devices) will <em>separately</em>&nbsp;store images for 30 days. </p> <p>In iOS 8, this will reportedly change to all of your images and edits. If you don&rsquo;t want <em>any</em>&nbsp;of your photos on Apple&rsquo;s servers, take a trip to the Settings app. In iCloud &gt; Storage &amp; Backup &gt; Manage Storage &gt; [device], turn off Camera Roll and storage for any camera app you use, and <em>also</em> disable Photos &gt; My Photo Stream. </p> <p>Alternatively, if you take a single pic you later don&rsquo;t want stored in the cloud, open Photos, select the Photos tab, tap Select, choose the image, then tap the trashcan.&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="Beware auto-uploads" alt="There are lessons to be learned from celeb iPhone pic thefts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/android-flickr.jpg?1410330000" /> </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"> 8. Recognise this isn’t just an Apple thing </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 press likes to slam Apple when problems occur with its services, but, as already noted, other cloud services aren&rsquo;t free from security issues. So if you&rsquo;re feeling smug with your Android smartphone, you might nonetheless want to check your app settings and passwords.&nbsp;</p> </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-8"><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"> 9. Encourage companies to do better </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>Finally, don&rsquo;t be silent. If you&rsquo;ve waded through Apple&rsquo;s horrible two-step verification set-up, or found a Google app-specific password mysteriously no longer works, find the relevant feedback form and inform the companies where their processes are opaque and not terribly user-friendly. </p> <p>Although dreadful PR causes companies to sit up and take notice, so too will a stream of complaints from users. If enough people demand better security that&rsquo;s also easier to set-up, understand and use, that&rsquo;s what we&rsquo;ll all eventually get.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Stuff&#39;s Apple iPhone 6 live blog and full preview</a></strong></p> </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/there-are-lessons-be-learned-celeb-iphone-pic-thefts-they-re-not-what-you-might-have-heard/fea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/there-are-lessons-be-learned-celeb-iphone-pic-thefts-they-re-not-what-you-might-have-heard/fea#comments Apple iPhone & iPad Smartphones Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:11:10 +0000 Marc McLaren 1447091 at http://www.stuff.tv Bioshock, one of the finest FPS games of all time, arrives on iPhone and iPad http://www.stuff.tv/bioshock-arrives-iphone-and-ipad/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Now you can blast your way around Rapture on your iOS device </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="Bioshock arrives on iPhone and iPad" alt="Bioshock arrives on iPhone and iPad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bioshock-ios.jpg?1409562243" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Bioshock is without doubt one of the best-loved first-person shooters of all time, and now it&rsquo;s available to play on your iOS device.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s right: 2K Games has managed to squeeze the entire underwater city of Rapture and all its demented denizens into a mobile game that, graphically, looks not too far off the 2007 Xbox 360 and PC original.</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The game, which blends horror with philosophical musings on Objectivism and the very act of playing videogames, sees you exploring Rapture, a once-Utopian city that has since fallen to anarchy and terror. During your adventure you&rsquo;ll biologically modify your body using plasmids, giving you special powers, and have the opportunity to either save or exploit the innocent Little Sisters.</p> <p>You can buy Bioshock for &pound;10.49 right now at the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bioshock/id871629757?mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a>. It&rsquo;ll take up 1.65GB of space, and is compatible with iPhone models above the 4S, the fouth-generation iPad and above and the second-generation iPad Mini. It will not run on the iPod Touch.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/bioshock-infinite/review">Bioshock Infinite 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-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/7HAyShZw6mM" 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> <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"> Welcome to Rapture: Bioshock hits iOS </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Apps and Games iOS games iPhone & iPad Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:10:27 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1446076 at http://www.stuff.tv iCheapskate: the 38 best free apps for iPhone and iPad http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Saving up for next month&#039;s launch of the iPhone 6? Don&#039;t worry - these essential apps are all free </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="Paper by FiftyThree" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/23-paper-by-53-ipad-l.jpg?1411984335" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apps are big business, and they&#39;re one of the main reasons for the success of iOS.</p> <p>Android may shift more units than Apple&#39;s mobile platform, but the App Store still tends to get the lion&rsquo;s share of the best apps, from high-end audio tools through to cutting-edge education offerings.</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"> 38. Split Pic (iPhone/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>This one&rsquo;s a photography app based around a gimmick, but it takes advantage of said gimmick really well. The basic thinking is you can &lsquo;clone&rsquo; yourself into an image more than once by shooting the same photo several times as a split scene. But with the app&rsquo;s well-designed merging tool and filters, there&rsquo;s scope for greater creativity and experimentation here.</p> <p>In-app-purchases give you access to more filters and layouts, and you can unlock everything for &pound;1.99. However, the free app&rsquo;s more than enough to get started with.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/split-pic-photo-editor-clone/id570748340?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Split Pic here</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-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="Split Pic" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-free-iphone-ipad-apps-split-pic.jpg?1409769224" /> </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"> 37. PCalc Lite (iPhone/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>For reasons that baffle us, Apple still doesn&rsquo;t provide a calculator with the iPad. PCalc Lite is the best of the freebies, boasting an elegant interface, RPN mode, alternate themes, and conversions for length, speed, volume and weight. If you require more features, themes, layouts or conversion options, IAP enables you to bolt on bits of the app&rsquo;s commercial sibling, the suitably named PCalc. (And the app&rsquo;s great on the iPhone, too, bettering Apple&rsquo;s built-in equivalent.)&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/pcalc-lite-best-free-calculator/id300311831?mt=8">Download PCalc Lite here</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="PCalc Lite" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apple-ios-iphone-ipad-apps-ever-PCalc-001.jpg?1409769224" /> </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"> 36. eBay (iPhone/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>Many commerce sites screw up on mobile: they dumb down the experience, or make browsing fiddly. By contrast, eBay betters the desktop browser experience by some distance. On iPhone, search is fast and fluid, and on the iPad, the specially optimised interface boasts seamless scrolling and high-resolution images. The app in either format is excellent for selling, too, making it a breeze to get rid of your unwanted tat.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ebay/id282614216?mt=8">Download eBay for iPhone&nbsp;</a><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ebay/id282614216?mt=8">here</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ebay-for-ipad/id364203371?mt=8">Download eBay for&nbsp;iPad</a><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ebay-for-ipad/id364203371?mt=8">&nbsp;here</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="eBay for iPad" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/24-ebay-ipad-l.jpg?1411984335" /> </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"> 35. TodoMovies 3 (iPhone) </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>Sometimes the best apps on the iPhone do one thing very well, and that&rsquo;s certainly the case with TodoMovies 3. The app&rsquo;s designed to help you manage movies you want to watch in the future: you can browse what&rsquo;s playing or search a huge database of older titles.</p> <p>Each film&rsquo;s page includes a trailer and artwork, and can be added to your list with a tap. Once you&rsquo;ve watched a film, you can rate it and send it to your Watched list, providing you with a portable directory of films you love - and those you hate and want to avoid ever seeing again!</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id792499896?mt=8" target="_blank">Download TodoMovies 3 here</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="TodoMovies 3" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-free-iphone-ipad-apps-todomovies.jpg?1409769224" /> </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"> 34. Triposo (iPhone/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>There are plenty of travel guides on the App Store, but of the free ones Triposo is our favourite. The app isn&rsquo;t restricted to just a few major cities - it has information on a wide variety of destinations.</p> <p>Along with providing suggestions of things to see, Triposo can build a city walk for you, based on the amount of time you want to spend ambling about. Most usefully, it works offline (assuming you download relevant data before you leave), and so won&rsquo;t chew through your overseas data allowance.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/triposo/id467053028?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Triposo here</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pay-music-films-and-games-or-you-ll-be-left-garbage/feature">Pay for music, books and films or you&#39;ll be left with garbage</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="Triposo" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-free-iphone-ipad-apps-triposo.jpg?1409769224" /> </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"> 33. Paper by FiftyThree (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>There are loads of drawing apps for the iPad, but few feel quite so elegant as Paper. Open the app and you get a little set of notebooks, which open with a tap. You can flip through pages and launch the editor with another tap. Drawing is responsive and fluid, akin to finger-painting in the future. For free, you get a paintbrush, seven colours and an eraser; more tools are available via IAP.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/paper-by-fiftythree/id506003812?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Paper by FiftyThree here</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="Paper by FiftyThree" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apple-ios-iphone-ipad-apps-ever-paper-by-fifty-three-001.jpg?1409769224" /> </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"> 32. Flickr (iPhone) </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>Flickr&rsquo;s had something of a resurgence in recent years, and the iPhone app is an especially nice way to browse your friends&rsquo; photos, and also to upload your own. The built-in camera works very nicely, and along with adding filters to your snaps, you can perform rather more delicate and precise edits.</p> <p>Best of all, you can upload in the background (to a private album) all your iPhone photos, making full use of Flickr&rsquo;s free 1TB of storage.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/flickr/id328407587?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Flickr here</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="Flickr" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-free-iphone-ipad-apps-flickr.jpg?1409769224" /> </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"> 31. Retrica (iPhone) </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>As of iOS 7, the Camera app gained eight live filters, but Retrica&rsquo;s selection is much larger, drawing on decades of photographic styles. Other tools further boost creativity, including vignettes, blurs and borders. Our favourite feature, though, is the interval timer, which takes a number of consecutive photos and stitches them together in a user-defined layout.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/retrica/id577423493?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Retrica here</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="Retrica" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/22-retrica-iphone-p.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-8"><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"> 30. AmpliTube Free (iPhone/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>AmpliTube is a hugely capable virtual amp system, boasting all kinds of sounds and tools for guitar heroes who prefer actual strings to plastic guitars with colourful buttons. Naturally, the free version is really a demo, with a load of IAP for unlocking new kit; however, the free app is still worth downloading, for its selection of basic set-ups (mostly based around delay pedals) and the built-in tuner.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/amplitube-free/id373309342?mt=8" target="_blank">Download AmpliTube for iPhone here</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/amplitube-free-for-ipad/id373743686?mt=8" target="_blank">Download AmpliTube for iPad here</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="AmpliTube Free" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-free-iphone-ipad-apps-amplitube.jpg?1409769224" /> </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-9"><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"> 29. Remote (iPhone/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 remote control you get with an Apple TV could be considered elegant compared to the button-frenzy evident on most equivalents; however, it&rsquo;s a mite fiddly for anything more than very basic menu navigation. With Remote, you can control your Apple TV using your iOS device, which rather helpfully includes a keyboard when making searches. The app can also control local iTunes libraries and send the audio on via AirPlay.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/remote/id284417350?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Remote here</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/freemium-and-iap-iphone-and-ipad-gaming-can-be-pro-not-just-con/feature" target="_blank">Freemium and in-app purchasing in iPhone and iPad gaming can be a pro, not just a con</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="Remote" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/21-remote-iphone-p.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-10"><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"> 28. Codecademy (iPhone/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>Codecademy is a fantastic project, with the laudable goal of teaching the world to code. The <a href="http://www.codecademy.com/" target="_blank">website</a> provides dozens of tutorials on a range of languages, but it can be a little overwhelming. The interactive iOS app is a better starting point for anyone lacking confidence, presenting the basics of coding in a session that lasts about an hour.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/codecademy-hour-of-code/id762950096?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Codecademy here</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="Codecademy" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/20-codeacademy-iphone-p.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-11"><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"> 27. Paper – stories from Facebook (iPhone) </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>Facebook&rsquo;s <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/facebook/id284882215?mt=8" target="_blank">mobile app</a> beats using the desktop, but it&rsquo;s Paper that feels like the next step on the social network&rsquo;s journey. The interface is modern and sleek, eschewing clutter and presenting a distraction-free environment for browsing and reading news stories. Standard Facebook controls are present and correct, too, meaning you can replace the Facebook app with Paper. (Note: Paper currently requires a US iTunes account. <a href="http://www.tuaw.com/2014/02/03/heres-how-to-download-facebook-paper-even-if-you-dont-live-in/" target="_blank">TUAW shows how to get one</a>).</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paper-stories-from-facebook/id794163692" target="_blank">Download Paper - Stories from Facebook here</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="Paper – stories from Facebook" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/19-facebook-paper-iphone-p.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-12"><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"> 26. Pocket (iPhone/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>Read-it-later systems are becoming increasingly popular, enabling people to stash web pages for when they&rsquo;ve got time to read them. Although Safari includes something similar (Reading List), Apple&rsquo;s solution is weighty, involving downloading entire web pages - design, interface and all.</p> <p>Pocket&rsquo;s simpler, grabbing only the text and images from the article itself and reformatting everything in a manner perfect for reading on your iPhone. Saved articles can be tagged and shared with friends, and Pocket also provides you with additional &lsquo;Editor&rsquo;s Choice&rsquo; articles you might like to read.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/pocket-save-articles-videos/id309601447?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Pocket here</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="Pocket" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-free-iphone-ipad-apps-pocket.jpg?1409769224" /> </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-13"><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"> 25. Coast by Opera (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>You might wonder what the point of Coast is, what with Safari for iOS being an impressive browser. However, we see Coast as complementary rather than as a replacement. Instead of bookmarks, you get colourful icon grids, and smart search means it&rsquo;s simple to get to the content you want.</p> <p>While Safari for iPad very much mirrors the Mac version, Coast feels designed specifically for Apple&rsquo;s tablet. The interface while browsing is minimal, meaning Coast&rsquo;s great for sitting back and getting on with reading <a href="http://www.stuff.tv">Stuff.tv</a> and your other favourite websites. On iPhone, Coast also impresses, again getting out of the way and letting you immerse yourself in content.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/coast/id674024845" target="_blank">Download Coast by Opera here</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="Coast by Opera" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/18-coast-ipad-p.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-14"><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"> 24. Twitter (iPhone/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>Twitter&rsquo;s come a long way from merely flinging 140-character nuggets of genius across the ether. Today&rsquo;s Twitter is a company wanting to own breaking news and media sharing. Its iOS client has therefore evolved accordingly, and now boasts integrated photos and article discovery. The Notifications feed also enables you to keep track of who&rsquo;s responding to you, and who&rsquo;s retweeting your posts.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/twitter/id333903271?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Twitter here</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/25-free-apps-android/feature">The 30 best free apps for Android</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="Twitter" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/17-twitter-ipad-p.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-15"><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"> 23. SkyView Free (iPhone/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>Of late, augmented reality has become equated with creepy advertising or wearable tech, but it has magical uses too. With SkyView, you can take your device outside, stare up at the heavens, and discover precisely what stars and planets you&rsquo;re looking at. If it&rsquo;s a bit cold out, you can do the same from inside, or partake in a bit of time travelling, checking out the sky on different times and dates.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/skyview-free-explore-universe/id413936865?mt=8" target="_blank">Download SkyView Free here</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="SkyView Free" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/16-skyview-iphone-p.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-16"><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"> 22. Movies by Flixster (iPhone/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>There&rsquo;s all kinds of movie goodness lurking in this app, from ratings to trailers (even if much of it&rsquo;s a wee bit US-oriented). However, the magic is really found in the app&rsquo;s location awareness. Tell Movies by Flixster where you live and it finds local cinemas, any of which you can flag as favourites. Then pick a film, tap &lsquo;Showtimes&rsquo; and it&rsquo;ll show where and when the movie&rsquo;s playing locally!</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/movies-by-flixster-rotten/id284235722?mt=8">Download Movies by Flixster here</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="Movies by Flixster" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apple-ios-iphone-ipad-apps-ever-movies-by-flixster-001.jpg?1409769224" /> </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-17"><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"> 21. TuneIn Radio (iPhone/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>It&rsquo;s funny to think that not long ago people were predicting the end of radio, but the medium has found a second wind online. With TuneIn Radio, you can enjoy 100,000 live radio stations and two million podcasts. Set it running and plonk your iOS device in a speaker dock; who needs a DAB radio now?</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tunein-radio/id418987775?mt=8" target="_blank">Download TuneIn Radio here</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="TuneIn Radio" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/15-tunein-iphone-p.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-18"><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"> 20. IFTTT (iPhone/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>Connections are the name of the game with IFTTT (If This Then That). The app has you work with various channels and then activate recipes that provide some level of automation in the background.</p> <p>On iOS, where apps are notoriously sandboxed, this can speed up all manner of tasks, for example sending Facebook pictures you&rsquo;re tagged in to the Photos app, or triggering iOS notifications when certain conditions are met.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ifttt/id660944635?mt=8" target="_blank">Download IFTTT here</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="IFTTT" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-free-iphone-ipad-apps-ifttt.jpg?1409769224" /> </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-19"><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"> 19. TED (iPhone/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>TED&rsquo;s food for the brain, packed full of riveting talks by all manner of extremely clever people, which you can watch live or download to view offline. Given that TED&rsquo;s an app about discovery, we&rsquo;re particularly fond of the Inspire Me section. Define the type of content you want to see and the time you have available; the app will do its best to offer a selection of talks to suit.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ted/id376183339?mt=8" target="_blank">Download TED here</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/8-things-you-need-know-about-googles-project-tango/feature">8 things you need to know about Google&#39;s Project Tango</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="TED" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/14-ted-ipad-l.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-20"><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"> 18. iBooks (iPhone/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>iBooks is best-known for being Apple&rsquo;s take on a digital bookstore, and it&rsquo;s a pretty good reader; the interface is smart and minimal, and there&rsquo;s a decent selection of available books. What makes iBooks a must-have freebie download, though, is its ability to work with PDFs, which you can sync via iTunes or open from other apps, including Mail.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ibooks/id364709193?mt=8">Download iBooks here</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="iBooks" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apple-ios-iphone-ipad-apps-ever-ibooks-001.jpg?1409769224" /> </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-21"><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"> 17. Snapseed (iPhone/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>For creative enhancements to photographs, it&rsquo;s hard to beat Snapseed. You choose an adjustment type &ndash; such as &lsquo;black &amp; white&rsquo; or &lsquo;tilt-shift&rsquo; &ndash; and the app provides you with a gestural interface for making adjustments. Dragging on the screen defines focal points and the strength of effects, ensuring Snapseed is both intuitive and fun to use.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/snapseed/id439438619?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Snapseed here</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="Snapseed" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/13-snapseed-ipad-l.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-22"><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"> 16. Google Docs (iPhone/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>Apple&rsquo;s Pages is a hugely capable tool and free with all new iOS device purchases, but it falls down in terms of collaboration and ubiquity - two things Google Docs happens to excel at.</p> <p>The iOS app is a great means of accessing your cloud-based documents, adding comments, and making basic edits; you can also save files for offline use. Sister apps Sheets and Drive deal with spreadsheets and file management, respectively. One black mark: a lack of spellchecking support; once that&rsquo;s added, we&rsquo;ll happily catapult this app higher up our list.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/google-docs/id842842640?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Google Docs here</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="Google Docs" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-free-iphone-ipad-apps-google-docs.jpg?1409769224" /> </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-23"><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"> 15. BBC iPlayer (iPhone/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>BBC iPlayer&rsquo;s the video catch-up app we want to shove in the faces of execs from certain other networks and yell: LOOK! THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE! Finding programmes is simple, and they can be streamed live (over Wi-Fi or 3G) or downloaded to your device for later playback. Also, the BBC doesn&rsquo;t hate you, and so shows can be streamed over AirPlay to an Apple TV. Again, take note, other network execs!</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bbc-iplayer/id416580485?mt=8" target="_blank">Download BBC iPlayer here</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="BBC iPlayer" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/12-bbc-iplayer-iphone-p.jpg?1409769224" /> </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-24"><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"> 14. GarageBand (iPhone/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>On the Mac, GarageBand was ambitious &ndash; a digital audio workstation for consumers; on iOS, it seemed like a crazy prospect. But it worked, providing the means to create songs on the move. The app&rsquo;s now free, giving you access to a small selection of keyboards, &lsquo;smart guitars&rsquo; and drums, along with sequencing. Pay three quid and you unlock a bunch of additional &lsquo;smart&rsquo; and standard instruments.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/garageband/id408709785?mt=8" target="_blank">Download GarageBand here</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/stuffs-200-greatest-games-all-time/feature" target="_blank">Stuff&#39;s 200 Greatest Games of All Time</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="GarageBand" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/11-garageband-ipad-l.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-25"><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"> 13. Photo Editor by Aviary (iPhone/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 Camera app has some basic editing functionality built in, but Photo Editor goes much further. Along with offering a slew of filters, you get one-touch enhancements, level editing, and tools for drawing and retouching. Blemishes can be banished, or you can convert an image to black and white and paint colour back in. For kickstarting a meme, there&rsquo;s also a text tool.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/photo-editor-by-aviary/id527445936?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Photo Editor by Aviary here</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="Photo Editor by Aviary" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/10-photo-editor-iphone-p.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-26"><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"> 12. RunKeeper (iPhone) </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 developers of this app call it a &lsquo;personal trainer in your pocket&rsquo;. If you opt for RunKeeper&rsquo;s &lsquo;Elite&rsquo; membership (&pound;2.99 monthly), that might be the case; for everyone else, it&rsquo;s instead a free, efficient means of logging your hikes, runs and bike rides, and taking a quick gander at the exercise your friends are doing (or not). Routes are mapped, stats are stored, and if you feel really tired half-way through a run, you can procrastinate for a few seconds by taking a photo from inside the app.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/runkeeper-gps-track-running/id300235330?mt=8" target="_blank">Download RunKeeper here</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="RunKeeper" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/9-runkeeper-iphone-p.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-27"><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"> 11. Forecast (iPhone/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>When the iPhone was first unveiled, there was no App Store. Apple&rsquo;s cunning plan was that everyone should write web apps. Although the web app bandwagon trundles on, few apps of that ilk rival native alternatives. One major exception is Forecast. The online service provides immediate and upcoming weather data, with eerily accurate rainfall predictions. To save it on your device, load the site in Safari, tap the share button, and select Add to Home Screen.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://forecast.io/" target="_blank">Visit Forecast here</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="Forecast" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/8-forecast-ipad-p.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-28"><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"> 10. Groove (iPhone/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>If you&rsquo;ve a large music collection, it can be a hassle deciding what to listen to. Groove utilises Last.fm data to create personalised playlists based on the listening habits of millions. The app combines tracks based on genre or act, and it&rsquo;s a perfect complementary app for Apple&rsquo;s Music, enabling you to rediscover old favourites you&rsquo;ve not heard in a long while.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/groove-music-player-smart/id445533979?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Groove here</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="Groove" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/7-groove-iphone-p.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-29"><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"> 9. Fotopedia (iPhone/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>All of the Fotopedia apps are well worth a download, but Fotopedia itself is our favourite. The app is a means of travelling the world via other people&rsquo;s stories. It fuses text and images about places, cultures, wildlife and more, thereby becoming part magazine, part photo-journal, and part travel guide. Fotopedia looks particularly fantastic on the iPad&rsquo;s large screen, and on that device you can also publish your own stories.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/fotopedia/id628430428?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Fotopedia here</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8/review">Apple iOS 8 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="Fotopedia" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6-fotopedia-ipad-l.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-30"><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"> 8. Spotify Music (iPhone/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>Rather than packing your device full of music (and bear in mind iOS device storage cannot be expanded), try Spotify instead. The free version of the app provides access to millions of songs, with the caveat that albums are always shuffled and are occasionally interrupted by adverts. If you want to get around that restriction, a Premium subscription&rsquo;s available for &pound;9.99/US$9.99 per month.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/spotify-music/id324684580?mt=8">Download Spotify Music here</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="Spotify Music" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apple-ios-iphone-ipad-apps-ever-spotify-001_1.jpg?1409769224" /> </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-31"><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"> 7. Musyc (iPhone/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>This sound toy eschews traditional instruments. In their place: a selection of shapes and lines. These are added to the canvas, whereupon they create generative music through collisions. A selection of samples is included, providing scope for creating hours of ear-bashing &lsquo;music&rsquo;. If you want more, additional kits and shapes are available via IAP.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/musyc/id489836689?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Musyc here</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="Musyc" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-musyc-ipad-l.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-32"><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"> 6. Novation Launchpad (iPhone/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>Launchpad is absurdly fun and manages that tricky proposition of appealing to music newbs and pros alike. It&rsquo;s essentially a board of pads, which you prod to trigger pre-set loops. These are organised into genre-based sets, such as House and Dubstep, and it&rsquo;s almost impossible to play something that doesn&rsquo;t make you want to get up and dance about like a loon.</p> <p>For anyone who&rsquo;s hankering for a little more depth, IAPs exist for new sounds and the means to import your own audio; additionally, you can record sessions and edit the sounds triggered by each pad.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/novation-launchpad/id584362474?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Novation Launchpad here</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="Novation Launchpad" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-free-iphone-ipad-apps-novation-launchpad.jpg?1409769224" /> </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-33"><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"> 5. Chunky Comic Reader (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>There are quite a few comic readers available for iPad, and Chunky rarely gets a mention - which is rather bizarre when you consider that it&rsquo;s free and astonishingly good.</p> <p>Its organisational chops are a touch basic for large collections, but otherwise this is a first-class product. Settings enable you to adjust aspects of panning, page turns and rendering, including upscaling; the last of those things ensures comics in Chunky look stunning on the Retina display, even if the source material isn&rsquo;t of the highest quality.</p> <p>The app will happily grab comics from a range of cloud services, but splash out on the single &pound;1.99 IAP and you also gain access to Mac/Windows shared folders and Chunky&rsquo;s own web server.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chunky-comic-reader/id663567628?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Chunky Comic Reader here</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/15-best-mac-games-right-now/feature">The 15 best Mac games right now</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="Chunky Comic Reader" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-free-iphone-ipad-apps-chunky-comics-reader.jpg?1409769224" /> </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-34"><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"> 4. Skype (iPhone/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>Apple&rsquo;s FaceTime generally works very well, but it doesn&rsquo;t work at all unless the person you&rsquo;re calling also owns Apple kit. Skype is available for a much wider range of platforms and can also be used to call landlines and mobiles; Skype-to-Skype calls are free, and calls elsewhere are usually cheaper than mobile plans. The app also includes instant messaging, for when you&rsquo;d rather type than talk.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/skype-for-iphone/id304878510?mt=8">Download Skype for&nbsp;iPhone here</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/skype-for-ipad/id442012681?mt=8">Download Skype for&nbsp;iPad</a><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/skype-for-ipad/id442012681?mt=8">&nbsp;here</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="Skype" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-skype-ipad-l.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-35"><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"> 3. Find My iPhone (iPhone/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>Find My iPhone isn&rsquo;t the most exciting app in the world. Install, sign in, and the app will locate any of your devices that have been approved for use on the service. But if your device is lost, Find My iPhone gives you a chance of locating it, in part by sending a full-volume sound for up to two minutes, even if the device is set to silent. As a worst-case scenario, you can use the app to remote-wipe your device.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/find-my-iphone/id376101648?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Find My iPhone here</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="Find My iPhone" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-find-my-iphone-iphone-p.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-36"><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"> 2. Google Maps (iPhone/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>Apple initially made a mess of its own maps solution, and even today it&rsquo;s imperfect. The Apple Maps app is pretty good for driving directions, but it&rsquo;s not great on foot and it remains poor for locating points of interest. Fortunately, Google&rsquo;s alternative is excellent, accurate, and also bundles the useful Street View, for checking out routes before a long and unfamiliar journey.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Google Maps here</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="Google Maps" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2-google-maps-iphone-p.jpg?1411984335" /> </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-37"><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"> 1. Dropbox (iPhone/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>There&rsquo;s no user-accessible file system on iOS. Documents are stored inside apps, which makes them a pain to share and access elsewhere. Dropbox works nicely as a surrogate file system for iOS. Many apps directly support the service, and the app itself successfully previews all kinds of files. For free, you get 2 GB of storage, and up to an additional 3 GB if you use Dropbox to save photos.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/dropbox/id327630330?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Dropbox here</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature">iCheapskate: 38 amazing free games 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="Dropbox" alt="The best iPhone and iPad apps ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1-dropbox-iphone-p.jpg?1411984335" /> </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"><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"> The 38 best free iOS apps </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"> Saving for an iPhone 6? Get these free apps </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature#comments Apple Apps and Games iOS apps iPhone & iPad Smartphones Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:05:27 +0000 Stephen Graves 1432543 at http://www.stuff.tv Slide to unlock: 10 iPhone shortcuts to make your life easier http://www.stuff.tv/ios-7/slide-unlock-10-iphone-shortcuts-make-your-life-easier/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get more done on your iPhone in less time </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="Slide to unlock: 10 iPhone shortcuts to make your life easier" alt="Slide to unlock: 10 iPhone shortcuts to make your life easier" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone.png?1408514896" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Most of us spend more time tapping away on our iPhones than we we do breathing and blinking. But there&#39;s a good chance you might have missed a few tricks still hidden up its iSleeves.</p> <p class="p1">Hidden within the recesses of the iOS 7 are skills that you might not have known your iPhone was capable of, and we&#39;ve rounded up some of the best time-saving moves to enhance your iPhone experience even further.</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/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</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"> Shake to untype </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><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="480" src="https://vine.co/v/MQ0qYJthdj5/embed/simple" width="480"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Situation:</strong>&nbsp;You&rsquo;ve just typed out a miniature essay, and realised that you can do better. Instead of repeatedly tapping or holding down the backspace key, there&rsquo;s another way to undo what you just typed.</p> <p class="p3"><strong>Solution:</strong> To reverse your words, all you have to is shake your iPhone and the undo prompt will pop up. Have another change of heart and want to redo what you just undid? Just shake your phone again and the redo prompt will pop up to restore your text. This shortcut works across all typing apps, so happy shaking, you fickle typer.&nbsp;</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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Triple Click to invert </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><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="480" src="https://vine.co/v/MQ90BMJMTwI/embed/simple" width="480"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Situation:</strong> If you&rsquo;re one of those who likes to use their phone in the dark just before going to bed and find all that white in your display awfully glaring, there&rsquo;s another way to ease the strain on your eyes aside from turning the brightness on your screen down.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Solution: </strong>Invert the colours by going to <em>Settings</em>, <em>General</em>, followed by <em>Accessibility,</em> where you scroll right to the bottom and hit <em>Accessibility Shortcut</em> and choose <em>Invert Colours</em>. So whenever the lights are off, just triple click the home button to invert the colours on your display.</p> <p class="p2">This feature is meant to help people with dyslexia, but we find it also comes in handy for using your phone discreetly in a darkened room without it casting a ghostly glare on your face.</p> </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"> Where’s the word? </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><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="480" src="https://vine.co/v/MQ01xLVpYLx/embed/simple" width="480"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Situation:</strong>&nbsp;You&rsquo;re trying to find a particular word or phrase on a site. You don&rsquo;t have to read through the entire article to find what you&rsquo;re looking for. There&rsquo;s an easier way to get to it.</p> <p><strong>Solution:</strong>&nbsp;Type the word or phrase directly into the address bar and the phone will bring up a list of results. To find it on the page, scroll all the way down to see <em>On This Page</em>, tap on it, and it will highlight the word in yellow and take you through all of the matches till you find what you&rsquo;re looking for.</p> </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"> Use EarPods to take a shake-free photo </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><strong>Situation</strong>: Whether it&rsquo;s tapping the capture button or pressing the volume up or down buttons to take a photo, there&rsquo;s a chance that a little bit of movement could be introduced into your photo as you&rsquo;re applying pressure on it, introducing annoying blur. But did you know you can take a photo without having to touch the iPhone at all?</p> <p><strong>Solution</strong>: EarPods (or any other made for iOS earphones) to the rescue! Just stick them into your iPhone, activate the Camera app and &nbsp;use the remote as a temporary remote for your camera app too. Hit either the volume up and down buttons to take a shake-free photo. Also works for more natural-looking selfies.</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="Use EarPods to take a shake-free photo" alt="Slide to unlock: 10 iPhone shortcuts to make your life easier" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/earpods.jpg?1408514896" /> </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"> More than meets the 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><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="480" src="https://vine.co/v/MQ9x6Vdlwq6/embed/simple" width="480"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Situation:</strong>&nbsp;Typing in the name of a foreign European address? Chances are there are a few accents in the words you&rsquo;re using. How about the symbol for cents? Handily, the iPhone&#39;s keyboard hides more keys than those that are laid out.</p> <p><strong>Solution:</strong>&nbsp;To find the key you need, all you have to do is tap and hold the corresponding key. For example, if you tap and hold down the &lsquo;$&rsquo; key, you&rsquo;ll also find the currency keys used to denote cents, pounds and even yen. Doing the same on letter keys bring up accents.</p> </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"> View more in landscape </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><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="480" src="https://vine.co/v/MQ9En6b0B0e/embed/simple" width="480"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Situation:</strong>&nbsp;Want to view&nbsp;more in your calendar but frustrated by its small screen? There&#39;s a simple solution to viewing more than one day at a time.</p> <p><strong>Solution:</strong>&nbsp;Just turn your phone sideways to landscape view when in Calendar to see a full five days. Also, doing so when you&rsquo;re using Calculator brings up additional scientific calculator functions.</p> </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"> Time travel to the top </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><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="480" src="https://vine.co/v/MQ0MnMBbeE5/embed/simple" width="480"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Situation:</strong>&nbsp;You&rsquo;re utterly engrossed in a website and have read a really long article all the way to the end. Want to get back to the top to another tab on the site you want to visit? You don&rsquo;t have to rub a blister on your thumb by repeatedly scrolling downwards.</p> <p><strong>Solution:</strong>&nbsp;To get back to the top, just double tap the time at the top of your screen to fly right back to the start.&nbsp;Works for Instagram and Facebook too, when you get carried away browsing long feeds.&nbsp;Simple, eh?</p> </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"> Swipe back and forth </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><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="480" src="https://vine.co/v/MQ0gLwhrMVZ/embed/simple" width="480"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Situation:</strong>&nbsp;You&rsquo;re browsing web pages and scrolling makes the navigation toolbar disappear. To go back to the previous page, you don&rsquo;t have to constantly tap on the screen to make it reappear, which can be laggy when the page is still loading.</p> <p><strong>Solution:</strong>&nbsp;Swipe to the left to go forward or to the right to go back. Just make sure you&rsquo;re doing it right from the edge to make the gesture properly register. Works in Mail and Safari as well.</p> </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-8"><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"> Do not disturb mode </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><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="480" src="https://vine.co/v/MQ90rIIUDIB/embed/simple" width="480"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Situation:</strong> The Do Not Disturb mode is a great way to allow you to focus by restricting the type of calls allowed to your phone. You can silence selected calls and notifications, and even only enable a call when it&rsquo;s the second time the same number is calling. Great for light sleepers who don&#39;t want to be disturbed. But what if you forget to set it up?</p> <p class="p3"><strong>Solution:</strong> You can choose to do it manually if you want a certain period of focus everyday. But if it&rsquo;s a daily occurrence, remember to switch off <em>Manual</em> mode and tap on <em>Scheduled</em> to set your desired do-not-disturb time period, say 11pm to 7am when you sleep. It will kick in every night to keep your precious snooze time from being interrupted, and you don&rsquo;t even have to set it up every night before you sleep.&nbsp;</p> </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-9"><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"> Typing shortcuts </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><strong>Situation:</strong> Do you have your very own phrases that your friends understand but autocorrect clearly doesn&#39;t? Or are you just tired of having to always type your long email address, character by character, to people? There&rsquo;s a shortcut for minimising typing action.</p> <p class="p3"><strong>Solution:</strong> Create your own keyboard shortcuts by going to <em>Settings</em>, <em>General</em>, then <em>Keyboard</em>. Scroll to the bottom of the page to add a new shortcut that&#39;ll expand into the phrase of choice. Just make sure you remember what they are.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ios-7/18-ways-youre-unknowingly-killing-your-iphone-battery/feature" target="_blank">18 ways you&#39;re unknowingly killing your iPhone battery</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="567" height="425" title="Shorter cuts for typing" alt="Slide to unlock: 10 iPhone shortcuts to make your life easier" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wordshortcut.png?1408514896" /> </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"><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"> Slide to unlock </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"> 10 iPhone shortcuts to make your life easier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/slide_to_unlock.jpg?1406108544" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/ios-7/slide-unlock-10-iphone-shortcuts-make-your-life-easier/feature#comments iOS 7 iPhone & iPad Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:32:33 +0000 Stephen Graves 1442725 at http://www.stuff.tv Six of the best time-saving apps http://www.stuff.tv/six-best-time-saving-apps/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Too busy to cook? Clean? Find birthday presents? Repent, with help from these time-saving apps </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="The best time-saving apps" alt="The best time saving apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/App%20Logos.jpg?1405945929" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not enough hours in the day to do everything on your to-do list? We feel your pain.&nbsp;</p> <p>The pace of life in today&#39;s always-on world regularly leaves us scrabbling around trying to find time for those everyday chores. You know the ones: they&#39;re not important, but they do need doing at some point in the future. Things like putting the washing in, paying the bills and feeding the kids.&nbsp;</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/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</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"> 1. Mopp </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>Panicking over the state of your En Suite of Doom? Book a cleaner for &pound;10 an hour using Mopp instead of doing the dirty work yourself. The payment process is speedy - just a case of tapping in the number of hours, whether you have cleaning products and the time you want - Mopp even captures your card details via your iThing&#39;s camera.</p> <p>Unlike most service apps, it&rsquo;s also already operating in ten UK cities - London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham and <a href="https://mopp.com/">more</a>. Mopp cleaners (background checked and reliable) need at least 24 hours&rsquo; notice so it&#39;s not truly last-minute but we say that&#39;s fair enough. A blemish-free service.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>&nbsp;✭✭✭✭✭</p> <p><strong>Platform</strong>&nbsp;iOS (optimised for iPhone)&nbsp;<strong>Price</strong>&nbsp;&pound;free</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mopp-cleaning/id834623947?mt=8">Download Mopp here</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-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="Mopp" alt="The six best time-saving apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Final_4.jpg?1405945929" /> </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"> 2. Rooster </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>For &pound;3 a month, this book club for the busy sends bite-sized chunks of one classic and one contemporary ebook to get you to read during that half-hour lunch break. The monthly choices are curated by the founders, two ex-journalists Jennifer Lee and Yael Goldstein Love, and the clean, white and grey aesthetic fits the fiction. Rooster looks and feels more lit chic than chick lit.&nbsp;</p> <p>Push notifications at your preferred time of day are just the nudge that&rsquo;s needed to get you to actually read your 15 minute or so daily chunk and stay on track. Plus to help you concentrate, you can only read one of the titles at a time.&nbsp;Kindle-style customisation is a bonus but we hope they&#39;re working on an optimised iPad version too.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>&nbsp;✭✭✭✭✭</p> <p><strong>Platform</strong>&nbsp;iOS <strong>Price</strong>&nbsp;&pound;free with sub</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rooster/id815251881?mt=8">Download Rooster here</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="Rooster" alt="The best time saving apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Final_0.jpg?1405945929" /> </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"> 3. Jinn </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>London-only for now, Jinn takes the First World Problems solving crown.</p> <p>It&#39;s an idea that&#39;s been around for a while but nobody&#39;s cracked yet - superfast deliveries of physical items to give you that same instant hit as digital. Type in any exact item (that fits in a car) from any open shop/restaurant plus your postcode and it will turn up at your door in less than an hour. &nbsp;</p> <p>After a few texts to confirm the items and keep you updated, Jinn sends a &lsquo;genie&rsquo; (courier) to buy and deliver it for &pound;5.95 plus 10% of the item&#39;s value. It&#39;s perfect for restaurants that don&#39;t deliver or getting a present before the shops shut if you&#39;re stuck at work.</p> <p>The money is taken from the card linked to your Jinn account - this is a bit disconcerting as there&#39;s nowhere in-app to give you the exact amount paid but we&#39;re sure they&#39;re working on this feature. And when the Jinn genie shows up, you get the receipt from the store or restaurant anyway.</p> <p>The best bit? It works. Even when we didn&#39;t text Jinn back straightaway, we still received our delivery from across London within 60 minutes. Mmm, Nandos on the sofa.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>&nbsp;✭✭✭✭✭</p> <p><strong>Platform</strong>&nbsp;iOS, Android <strong>Price</strong>&nbsp;&pound;free</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/jinn-wish-for-it-we-deliver/id743778083?mt=8">Download Jinn for iOS here</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jinnapp.jinn&amp;hl=en">Download Jinn for Android here</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="Jinn" alt="The best time saving apps " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Final_1.jpg?1405945929" /> </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"> 4. Utter! </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>Can&rsquo;t get the (virtual) staff? Chances are that if you want to use voice control on your smartphone to turn it into a true virtual PA, you want it to work with every app and be fast enough to register all your orders.&nbsp;</p> <p>This Android voice app, utter!, is quicker than Google&rsquo;s own voice offering, always listening and even able to defer to Google Now when it gets stuck. It works with Facebook, Spotify, YouTube, Dropbox and tons more apps too. We tested the slightly buggy beta, often picking up phrases that weren&#39;t meant for it, but a version 1.0 Google Play app is due to land soon.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>&nbsp;✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong>Platform</strong>&nbsp;Android <strong>Price</strong>&nbsp;&pound;free</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brandall.nutter&amp;hl=en">Download Utter! here</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="Utter!" alt="The best time saving apps " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Final_2.jpg?1405945929" /> </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"> 5. Bizzby </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>Jinn finds stuff quickly&hellip; Bizzby finds people. Handymen, movers, plumbers &ndash; this friendly app guides you through query dropdowns to determine what you need, shows available prices per hour and alerts its army of vetted contacts. No Facebook pleas for recommendations, no trawling through suspect links on Google.&nbsp;</p> <p>There&#39;s also a small section on beauty treatments - we wouldn&#39;t be surprised to see Bizzby expanding beyond burst pipes to give you the best price for any local expert, no matter what you&#39;re willing to pay for. Just be careful when hitting the &#39;Bizzby it&#39; button - after the price screen, placing an order is a tap away.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s London-only for now, with Manchester, Bristol and maybe NYC coming soon. Lifesaver.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>&nbsp;✭✭✭✭✭</p> <p><strong>Platform</strong>&nbsp;iOS, Android (beta)&nbsp;<strong>Price</strong>&nbsp;&pound;free</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bizzby-on-demand-services/id659352778?mt=8">Download Bizzby here</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="Bizzby" alt="The best time saving apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bizzby%20Final.jpg?1405945929" /> </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"> 6. Gift Fix! </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 order a present by the date of the birthday, that counts as on time. Fact.</p> <p>Gift Fix! sells last-minute Firebox gifts with zero fuss. All you need is a mate&rsquo;s number, Firebox then texts them to let them know they&#39;ve received a gift and your buddy enters the delivery address themselves.</p> <p>A snag: the nicely curated catalogue of &pound;35 and under tech toys is regularly refreshed but there are only around 50 things to choose from. This isn&#39;t full Firebox - more choice, please. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stuff says</strong>&nbsp;✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong>Platform</strong>&nbsp;iOS, Android <strong>Price</strong>&nbsp;&pound;free</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.parcelgenie.firebox&amp;hl=en">Download Gift Fix! for iOS here</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/gift-fix!-by-firebox.com/id827724575?mt=8">Download Gift Fix! for Android here</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="1200" height="900" title="Gift Fix!" alt="The best time saving apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Final_3.jpg?1405945929" /> </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/six-best-time-saving-apps/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/six-best-time-saving-apps/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps iPhone & iPad Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:59:09 +0000 Peter Rawlins 1442372 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple’s future speakers and earphones to be a gas, gas, gas http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-s-future-speakers-and-earphones-be-gas-gas-gas/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A newly-awarded patent describes how gas-filled speakers and headphones could offer higher sound quality </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="604" height="453" title="Apple’s future speakers and earphones to be a gas, gas, gas" alt="Apple’s future speakers and earphones to be a gas, gas, gas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-earpods.jpg?1404352125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has been awarded a patent that may hint at the future of its speakers and headphones &ndash; and it&rsquo;s a real gas.</p> <p>We mean that quite literally. The document describes how a light gas like helium could be sealed behind a speaker&rsquo;s cone; when the gas pressure changes, the cone vibrates and makes sound. Usually, outside air is used to vibrate the cone, but using a specific gas instead can result in more precise, more faithful sound reproduction.</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s a concept which already exists in some &ldquo;plasma speakers&rdquo;, but these have to be installed in such a way that the movement of the gas can be tightly controlled by alterations in barometric pressure. Apple&rsquo;s idea differs in that it can be used in portable speakers and even headphones. A vented cavity allows outside air to compress the gas through a barrier, keeping the gas sealed inside.</p> <p>As with all patent stories, we&rsquo;d urge you not to get too excited. Even if Apple does release a product packing this tech, such a day is probably years away &ndash; and there&rsquo;s no guarantee that the company will use its patent at all. However, given Apple&rsquo;s recent efforts at boosting its audio reputation (mainly through the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-acquires-beats-us3-billion/news">purchase of headphone maker Beats</a>), we reckon there&rsquo;s a decent chance of some gassy iPhone headphones popping up in the not-too-distant future.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/01/apple-gains-patent-for-high-fidelity-new-gas-filled-speaker-design">AppleInsider</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="1200" height="900" title="The patent diagram of Apple&#039;s gas-filled speakers" alt="The patent diagram of Apple&#039;s gas-filled speakers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-gas-speaker.jpg?1404352125" /> </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-s-future-speakers-and-earphones-be-gas-gas-gas/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Headphones iPhone & iPad Music Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:17:18 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1440758 at http://www.stuff.tv App of the week: LEX http://www.stuff.tv/apple/app-week-lex/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A bit like Scrabble strapped to a jet-pack that has the intention of firing your brain into the sun </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="2048" height="1536" title="It&#039;s less sedate than it looks" alt="App of the week: LEX" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3-game-over.png?1402893892" /> </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/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>LEX is one of those games that lulls you into a false sense of security before sneakily smashing your brain out with a brick.</p> <p>Initially, it&#39;s a lazy word game &ndash; a kind of stripped-back Scrabble where you fashion words from a selection of nine tiles. On submitting a word, its tiles vanish, and their letters form a little kaleidoscope that whirls in the distance as new tiles appear.</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"> £0.69 </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"> iOS/Android </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">8 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"> THE WORD TURNS </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 least, this is the case until LEX bares its teeth and flings itself headlong into ferocious mode. The effect is akin to a roller-coaster, in that you&#39;re initially tootling along quite pleasantly, but seconds later find yourself hurtling along at breakneck speed, clinging on for dear life.</p> <p>With LEX, the accelerator is a multiplier that marches across the screen whenever you submit a word. Every time it reaches the end, your score per word ramps up, but the game becomes increasingly demanding. By the time you hit 5x and higher, it&#39;s all you can do to remember any three-letter words (the minimum allowed) and dispense with vowels faster than the timer can fill them.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature">The 30 best free apps for iPhone and iPad</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-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="2048" height="1536" title="App of the week: LEX" alt="App of the week: LEX" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1-getting-started.png?1402893892" /> </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 ‘P’ AND A ‘G’ </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 best thing about LEX is when you&#39;re truly in the flow, words wheeling away, the thumping background music providing a combination of anxiety infusion and adrenaline shot. Now and again, though, you&#39;ll abruptly smack into a wall. In some cases, this will be down to the game&#39;s intense difficulty - a kind of arch-brutality seen in the likes of VVVVVV, Super Hexagon, Boson X and Pivvot, but applied to word games. LEX takes no prisoners.</p> <p>That kind of wall can eventually be mastered, but a more troublesome one involves a dictionary that&#39;s both riddled with holes and sanitised. We&#39;re not sure what tome&#39;s lurking in this app&#39;s guts, but it apparently has no room for &#39;tum&#39;; or, bizarrely, &#39;chink&#39;. You&#39;re also out of luck if you&#39;re hurtling along on a 9x multiplier and attempt to input a swear word - LEX is having none of that, kids!</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="2048" height="1536" title="App of the week: LEX" alt="App of the week: LEX" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2-building-multiplier.png?1402893892" /> </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"> UNDER A SPELL </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 niggle combined with the brutality not being twinned with a rather more sedate mode for mere mortals costs LEX our highest rating. Nonetheless, on a tablet especially, this remains one of the best word games on mobile. (On a small smartphone, it&#39;s a touch more fiddly, but still playable, if you&#39;re fleet of thumb and don&#39;t cover the screen with your digits.)</p> <p>However, for a game that&#39;s usually over within a minute, don&#39;t think this is the kind of title you can squeeze into the odd moment: once LEX gets its talons into you, you&#39;ll be playing over and over until you can get those extra few points and top your highest score.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/lex/id847484641?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D2" target="_blank">Download LEX for iPad and iPhone</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sm.lex" target="_blank">Download LEX for Android from Google Play</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/app-week">great App of the Week reviews</a></strong></p> </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>A breakneck roller-coaster word game that&rsquo;ll simultaneously leave you exhausted and craving another go</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/apple/app-week-lex/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/app-week-lex/review#comments Android App of the Week Apple Apps and Games iPhone & iPad Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:57:59 +0000 Will Findlater 1439064 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: LG posts G3 specs early, Apple’s iPhone home automation plans, and Metro Redux headed to new consoles http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-lg-posts-g3-specs-early-apple-s-iphone-home-automation-plans-and-metro-redux-hea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catch up with all of the latest tech news with a single article </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="LG G3" alt="LG G3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g3.jpg?1401181799" /> </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/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-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG G3 specs accidentally posted by company ahead of events </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>We&rsquo;re slated to see (and presumably try out) LG&rsquo;s new G3 smartphone within mere hours, following months of rumours and purported leaks&mdash;but it appears that LG Netherlands accidentally jumped the gun last night by spilling the official specs.</p> <p>Android Authority caught the listing before it was pulled, and it seems that the G3 will feature the previously confirmed 5.5in screen running at 2K (2560x1440) resolution, along with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 3000mAh battery, and a 13-megapixel back camera. It also includes laser-guided image stability&mdash;an exciting new function&mdash;and a Quick Circle feature designed for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/fully-charged-lg-s-quickcircle-case-window-g3-win-star-wars-episode-vii-role-and-see-batman-arkha">the new cover LG unveiled</a> last week.</p> <p>The RAM, processor, and storage figures are all a bit lower than most recently rumored, which has us wondering if regional configurations will vary&mdash;it&rsquo;s possible that we&rsquo;ll hear about a slightly more robust model when the official event starts up in a short while. Stay tuned for much more on the LG G3 as the day unfolds.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.androidauthority.com/lg-g3-specs-features-leak-385740/">Android Authority</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/26/5752630/lg-netherlands-posts-full-specs-and-photos-of-the-g3-flagship">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3 preview</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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Next big iPhone feature? Easy home automation </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 is rumoured to make a big splash at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next week&mdash;with everything from <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-reportedly-gaining-split-screen-multitasking-ios-8/news">split-screen iPad multitasking</a> to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-sony-ditches-oled-tvs-more-4k-lcds-dr-dre-rumored-new-apple-exec-and-half-life-2">introducing Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine</a> as new executives via the expected Beats Electronics acquisition&mdash;but here&rsquo;s one more significant bit of news we&rsquo;ll reportedly hear about.</p> <p>If the Financial Times&rsquo; sources are to be believed, Apple will put a large focus on home automation via the iPhone, adding a center of sorts to iOS that&rsquo;ll allow you to control various devices in your home via your smartphone. The report suggests that entering your home, for example, can automatically turn on the lights thanks to your device&rsquo;s proximity.</p> <p>Marketing-wise, the plans are reportedly similar to the &ldquo;Made for iPhone&rdquo; branding Apple uses for approved peripherals, but with a new logo and name. In typical Apple fashion, everything under the label is expected to work rather easily, and privacy will also be a big selling point. Are you ready to have your iPhone talk to your refrigerator? Apple might be betting on it.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/1bef71b8-e433-11e3-a73a-00144feabdc0.html#axzz32sU5G1S4">The Financial Times</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wearable-tech-mobile-payments-and-internet-things-why-bluetooth-41-genuinely-exciting-honestly-it/fe">Wearable tech, mobile payments and the Internet of Things: why Bluetooth 4.1 is genuinely exciting (honestly, it is)</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-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="iPhone 5c" alt="iPhone 5c" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone5c.jpg?1401181799" /> </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"> Metro Redux upgrades shooter series for new consoles </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>Post-nuclear shooters Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light were well received by gamers and press alike&mdash;we gave Last Light four stars just a year ago&mdash;but never huge sellers or especially visible to mainstream players.</p> <p>Deep Silver and developer 4A Games hope to broaden the series&rsquo; horizons this summer with the release of Metro Redux, a remastered collection of both games (plus downloadable add-on content) newly delivered to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, along with PC, Linux, and Steam OS.</p> <p>Not only does Metro Redux overhaul both games with enhanced visuals, but it&rsquo;ll also now let you experience each game (set in Russian transit tunnels) in one of two very distinct ways: the slower-paced &ldquo;Survival&rdquo; mode similar to Metro 2033, or the more weapon-centric &ldquo;Spartan&rdquo; mode that&rsquo;s similar to what was seen in sequel Last Light. The physical package will be sold for &pound;34.99, otherwise each individual game can be downloaded for &pound;15.99 apiece.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://enterthemetro.com/uk/news/game_information_uk/return_to_post_apocalyptic_moscow/">Metro Redux</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/metro-last-light/review">Metro: Last Light review</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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CDDgtkd4krU" 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/fully-charged-lg-posts-g3-specs-early-apple-s-iphone-home-automation-plans-and-metro-redux-hea#comments Android Apple Connected home Console games G3 iPhone & iPad LG Smartphones Tue, 27 May 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1437909 at http://www.stuff.tv