Android apps http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-apps/features en-MY WhatSim promises (almost) unfettered access to WhatsApp even when you're overseas http://www.stuff.tv/my/whatsim-you-can-use-whatsapp-anytime-anywhere/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But why would you want to buy a SIM that restricts you to just WhatsApp? </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="With this WhatSim, you can use WhatsApp anytime, anywhere " alt="With this WhatSim, you can use WhatsApp anytime, anywhere " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/whatsim.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s no secret that WhatsApp is one of the most widely used apps in the world. And even more so when we travel, since all we need is Wi-Fi or data to send messages on the app instead of paying a ton using SMS services.</p> <p>In building on that need, an Italian company has created the WhatSim &ndash; the word&rsquo;s first SIM that allows you to chat on WhatsApp from anywhere in the world and with no limits. All it will cost you is &euro;10 (RM41) a year.</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="/my/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-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It cripples your phone </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>So, even though some of you might think this idea is a stroke of genius, we&rsquo;re struggling to make sense of the existence of this SIM. It still limits your WhatsApp usage (unlike what it claims) and you can&rsquo;t use the basic functionalities of your phone.</p> <p>Yes, you pay more for a monthly telco plan, or for an international pre-paid SIM when you travel, but you get bang for your buck. You&rsquo;ll be able to play games on your phone, post Instagrams, a world of other apps, AND use WhatsApp too.</p> <p>We think it is kind of useless, unless all you ever use on your phone is WhatsApp. But if you&rsquo;re certain this SIM is for you, you can buy it from authorised dealers or the <a href="http://www.whatsim.com/en/buy-now" target="_blank">WhatSim website</a> (deliveries start February 26). It comes in micro, nano, and standard sizes.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/post-apairofblueticks-world-10-other-messaging-features-you-might-not-be-aware-whatsapp/feature">11 secret features that exist in WhatsApp&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.straitstimes.com/digital-life/phone/story/whatsim-lets-you-chat-whatsapp-worldwide-the-cheap-20150122#xtor=CS1-10" target="_blank">The Straits Times</a>]&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-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="With this WhatSim, you can use WhatsApp anytime, anywhere " alt="With this WhatSim, you can use WhatsApp anytime, anywhere " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsim2.jpg" /> </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/my/whatsim-you-can-use-whatsapp-anytime-anywhere/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/whatsim-you-can-use-whatsapp-anytime-anywhere/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:04:48 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458318 at http://www.stuff.tv WhatsApp Web lets you continue chatting on Google Chrome http://www.stuff.tv/my/whatsapp-web-mirrors-your-mobile-conversations-google-chrome/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No more checking on your phone constantly; the popular chat app has spawned a web client for your discreet chat ease </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="827" height="482" title="WhatsApp Web mirrors your mobile conversations on Google Chrome " alt="WhatsApp Web mirrors your mobile conversations on Google Chrome " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/whatsapp%20on%20com.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Meet WhatsApp Web, the chat app&rsquo;s new web client that will allow you to move your smartphone conversations onto the desktop.</p> <p class="p1">Announced via its blog, WhatsApp Web isn&rsquo;t a separate chat app, it just mirrors what&rsquo;s happening on your smartphone. Rest assured that that also means all your messages still live safe and sound on your device, and not on your office computer.</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="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</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"> Get on it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What you got to do first is make sure your WhatsApp and Google Chrome are appropriately up to date. Then, <a href="https://web.whatsapp.com/" target="_blank">go to this page</a>&nbsp;where&nbsp;a QR code to unlocking ultimate chat convenience will pop up. Scan it with your phone and you&rsquo;re all set to chat via web, as long as your phone stays connected to the internet.</p> <p class="p1">You know what this means, right? No more side-eyeing your phone to see what&rsquo;s new in your 24 group chats, and you can pretend to be working on a spreadsheet, when you&#39;re actually talking about lunch plans.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Unfortunately, iOS users aren&#39;t invited to this online group chat yet due to platform restrictions, but it&#39;s in the works. Patience, we&rsquo;ll all be included one day.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">Source: <a href="http://blog.whatsapp.com/614/WhatsApp-Web">WhatsApp</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/21/7867529/whatsapp-is-coming-to-the-web">The Verge</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Whoohoo!" alt="WhatsApp Web mirrors your mobile conversations on Google Chrome " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/WhatsApp%20Web.png" /> </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"> WhatsApp, now on Chrome </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/whatsapp-web-mirrors-your-mobile-conversations-google-chrome/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/whatsapp-web-mirrors-your-mobile-conversations-google-chrome/news#comments Android apps Windows Phone apps Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:50:22 +0000 Elissa Loi 1458199 at http://www.stuff.tv App tracks how much time you're wasting on your phone http://www.stuff.tv/my/app-tracks-how-much-time-youre-wasting-your-phone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> QualityTime might be the wakeup call you need to stop stalking your ex on Snapchat </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" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/quality%20time_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the smartphone age, most of us are just too attached to our phones. If you need a kick in the pants to wean yourself off your most-used apps, there&#39;s an app for that. QualityTime for Android tracks just how much time you spend on individual apps - whether it&#39;s 45 minutes on WhatsApp or three hours on Angry Birds, QualityTime will track it all.</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="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get off your phone </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&#39;s not just about logging app usage. QualityTime also can be setup to literally kick you off your phone at set intervals. If you need someone to nag you to stop using a certain app or get reminders to go do something better with your time, then QualityTime will help too.</p> <p>Apart from that you can also satisfy the chart-lover with you with the neat daily and weekly summaries of your app usage. In case you need even more motivation to stop playing so much Clash of Clans.</p> <p>No iOS version, though. Sorry iPhone users. The rest of you lucky Android peeps can download the app for free on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zerodesktop.appdetox.qualitytime" target="_blank">Google Play</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/six-best-sleep-apps/feature">Six of the best sleep apps</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/01/21/qualitytime-android-tracks-much-use-smartphone/" target="_blank">TheNextWeb</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/quality%20time%202_0.jpg" /> </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/my/app-tracks-how-much-time-youre-wasting-your-phone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/app-tracks-how-much-time-youre-wasting-your-phone/news#comments Android apps Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:24:39 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1458134 at http://www.stuff.tv Judge Dredd comes to Android with the 2000 AD app http://www.stuff.tv/my/judge-dredd-comes-android-2000-ad-app/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thrill-power overload as Sláine, Strontium Dog, Nemesis the Warlock and countless others invade your Android 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="Dredd" alt="Judge Dredd comes to Android with the 2000 AD app" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/judge-dredd.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having first arrived in 1977, 2000 AD might be a veteran of the newsstands, but the British comic continues to fire itself into the future.</p> <p>Following a successful run on Apple Newsstand, publisher Rebellion&rsquo;s sci-fi comic and a slew of graphic novels are now heading to Android via a new app.</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="/my/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>Android users might have had to wait longer than Apple fans for a 2000 AD app, but it looks like they&#39;ll get a better experience from day-one because of it.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;The iOS app enabled us to make sure there was a market for our digital comics beyond what we offered on <a href="http://www.2000adonline.com">our website</a>, and to iron out any problems in making an app,&rdquo; explains Michael Molcher, 2000 AD&rsquo;s publicity and marketing droid. </p> <p>&ldquo;Now that&rsquo;s settled down, and we also have loads of digital content, which is great, because you don&rsquo;t want an app that has nothing on it! So now we&rsquo;re in this position, we felt it was ideal to get an Android app out there.&rdquo;</p> <p>Given Android user numbers being higher than on iOS, Rebellion&rsquo;s naturally hoping the new app will widen readership of <em>2000 AD</em>, sister title <em>The Judge Dredd Megazine</em>, and the various collections of strips that are available as digital graphic novels.</p> <p>But Molcher says the publisher&rsquo;s plans mostly arrive from what&#39;s best for readers: &ldquo;The thing with Rebellion is its owners, the Kingsley brothers, are very much of the opinion <em>2000 AD</em> should be available on whatever format you want. So whether you&rsquo;ve an Android device or an iOS device, and if you prefer an app, PDF or CBZ, it should be readily available.&rdquo;</p> <p>Because of this, the company has alongside the Android app rolled out a &#39;Rebellion ID&rsquo; system, to bring everything under one umbrella. Now, if you buy something using the Google Play 2000 AD app (or its iOS cousin), the same content can be downloaded DRM-free in the <a href="http://shop.2000adonline.com">2000 AD web shop</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re taking a situation where we&rsquo;re using proprietary systems that comics are locked into, but are actually saying we want you to be able to access your comics from anywhere,&rdquo; enthuses Molcher. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a different way of approaching digital comics.&rdquo;</p> <p>The 2000 AD Android app is available for free from <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rebellion.app2000ad&amp;hl=en_GB">Google Play</a>. It includes samplers, years of back issues, dozens of graphic novels, and the means to subscribe and get free comics. The <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/2000-ad-comics-featuring-judge/id537982373?mt=8">iOS app</a> also remains available.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/six-best-comic-reader-apps/feature">Six of the best comic reader apps</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="Android 2000 AD app" alt="Judge Dredd comes to Android with the 2000 AD app" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/in-app.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/judge-dredd-comes-android-2000-ad-app/news#comments Android apps Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:36:02 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457675 at http://www.stuff.tv 12FLY gets a new app and site relaunch http://www.stuff.tv/my/12fly-gets-new-app-and-site-relaunch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Site also gets a much needed update with a new search feature </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" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/12fly_main.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For those who are really into travelling, having a travel app that lets you hunt out deals for your fave holiday spots is a must.</p> <p>Harmony Tour and Travel just gave their 12FLY app a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.12fly.com.my/12fly-travel-app/">revamp</a>&nbsp;along with a new online search feature for finding flights.</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="/my/users/cheryl-bates" title="View user profile.">Cheryl Bates</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/my/12fly-gets-new-app-and-site-relaunch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/12fly-gets-new-app-and-site-relaunch/news#comments Android apps Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:15:58 +0000 Cheryl Bates 1456282 at http://www.stuff.tv 10 great apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/10-great-apps-sony-xperia-z3-compact/feature-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Got a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact for Christmas? You lucky thing. Here&#039;s 10 of the best apps and games to unleash its full potential </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" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/XperiaZ3Compact_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z3-compact/review">Sony Xperia Z3 Compact</a> is without doubt one of the best sub-5in smartphones on the market today. In fact, we&#39;d go so far as to declare it the best mini Android phone. </p> <p>It has a great build, great battery life, great camera and great specs. So all you need to do is give it some great apps to play with. We suggest you start with these 10.</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="/my/users/max-langridge" title="View user profile.">Max Langridge</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"> Superbrothers: Sword &amp; Sworcery (RM17.80) </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 endearing adventure game sees you take control of an unnamed female character in a quest to &quot;solve mystical musical mysteries&quot;. It looks brilliant and sounds even better. The Sony&#39;s ability to serve up deliciously bright colours on its 720p screen and deliver superb sound through headphones (which the game recommends) make <em>S: S&amp;S</em> a true test for your phone.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.capybaragames.sworcery">Download Superbrothers: Sword &amp; Sworcery</a>&nbsp;(RM17.80)</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="Superbrothers: Sword &amp; Sworcery" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Superbrothers.jpg" /> </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"> Duolingo (free) </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>Duolingo is a free language learning tool that is surprisingly effective. You choose which language you want to learn and go through a series of stages, earning XP points as you progress. You can also sync your progress with the web app too so you can continue learning wherever you are. Très bon!</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duolingo">Download Duolingo</a>&nbsp;(free)</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="Duolingo" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Duolingo.jpg" /> </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"> Horizon Camera (free) </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>Ever taken a video on your phone, only to realise that you recorded it in portrait and thus ruined it? We certainly have. But you&#39;ll never have to worry about doing it again thanks to Horizon Camera. No matter which way you hold your phone - portrait, landscape, or any other weird way you can think of - it will always record in landscape mode. Perfect to make use of the Xperia Z3 Compact&#39;s fantastic 1080p camera.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hvt.horizon">Download Horizon Camera</a>&nbsp;(free)</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="Horizon Camera" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Horizon_0.jpg" /> </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"> Malaysia Trip Planner (free) </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 fancy being a tourist while at home, then download this little app. It&#39;s courtesy of the Malaysia Tourism agency and offers itineraries, listing events and holidays. You can now plan either short weekend jaunts or even things to do on long breaks. Unsure what to do for your end-year break? Then try this app out.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xmasia.MalaysiaTripPlanner&amp;feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS54bWFzaWEuTWFsYXlzaWFUcmlwUGxhbm5lciJd">Download Malaysia Trip Planner</a> (free)</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="567" height="425" title="Malaysia Trip Planner" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/MTP.jpg" /> </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"> Google News &amp; Weather (free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop - coming very soon to the Z3 Compact - Google has redesigned its stock apps to reflect its new Material Design philsophy. The News &amp; Weather app has received the makeover treatment and now makes browsing the day&#39;s news a joyful experience. You can choose which categories are most important to you and order them accordingly. You can also choose to set the weather based on the phone&#39;s location via GPS, or you can set a permanent location to monitor.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/search?q=twickets&amp;c=apps">Download Google News &amp; Weather</a>&nbsp;(free)</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 News &amp; Weather" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Google_News.jpg" /> </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"> Qobuz (Free/RM108 per month) </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 Xperia Z3 Compact is one of a still rather small number of phones that&#39;s capable of playing <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/why-it-s-time-get-pumped-about-hi-res-audio/feature">high-resolution music.</a>&nbsp;Qobuz happens to be one of only a small number of music streaming apps that can stream in 16-bit/44.1kHz. That&#39;s CD-quality to us regular folk, and better than Spotify&#39;s 320kbps. The app is rather easy to use, with recommended content available on the home page. And you can read a full review of it on our sister website&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.whathifi.com/qobuz/review">Whathifi.com</a>&nbsp;</em>right now.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qobuz.music">Download Qobuz</a>&nbsp;(free/RM108 per month)</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="Qobuz" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Qobuz.jpg" /> </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"> 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"> Airbnb (free) </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>One of the big winners in the crowdsourcing revolution, Airbnb has changed the way many people find a place to stay on holiday. You simply search for a room/apartment/house/chalet in the city and country of your choice, then take your pick from the privately owned accommodation on offer. You do still have to find your own way of getting there mind, but even so there are major savings to be made.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.airbnb.android">Download Airbnb&nbsp;</a>(free)</strong></p> <p>&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="Airbnb" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/AirBNB.jpg" /> </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"> 7 Minute Workout (free) </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 didn&#39;t expect to get through a New Year app recommendation post without there being one for losing weight did you?</p> <p>We all promise to shed a few kilos after consuming unhealthy amounts of food over the festive period, but very rarely stick to our guns. 7 Minute Workout takes just 8 minutes out of your day to exercise. Oh alright then, 7 minutes.</p> <p>It&#39;s based on High Intensity Circuit Training and asks you to complete 13 exercises lasting for 30 seconds each. It&#39;s not as bad as it sounds though; you get a 10-second break between each exercise. Yeah, thanks for that.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.popularapp.sevenmins">Download 7 Minute Workout</a>&nbsp;(free)</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="7 Minute Workout" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/7_Minutes.jpg" /> </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"> Waze (free) </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>Waze is different to most other sat-nav apps on the Play store in that it relies heavily on social interaction: if you get stuck in a traffic jam while on your jouney and it doesn&#39;t know about it, you can let it know to warn other drives.</p> <p>You can also warn others of accidents, road blocks and even if the rozzers are about. For each activity you share you earn points, which go towards changing up your avatar. The more you work your way up the pecking order, the more likely other users are going to trust what you say.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.waze">Download Waze</a>&nbsp;(free)</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/25-free-apps-android/feature">The 35 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="Waze" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Waze_1.jpg" /> </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/my/android/10-great-apps-sony-xperia-z3-compact/feature-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/10-great-apps-sony-xperia-z3-compact/feature-0#comments Android Android apps Xperia Z3 Compact Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:19:13 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1456269 at http://www.stuff.tv 7 commonly-used apps you didn’t realise are secretly draining data http://www.stuff.tv/my/7-commonly-used-apps-you-didn-t-realise-were-secretly-data-vampires/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bet you didn&#039;t know they&#039;ve been busting your monthly data limit, it&#039;s time to disable their hidden data-sucking settings </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="7 commonly-used apps you didn’t realise are secretly draining data" alt="7 commonly-used apps you didn’t realise are secretly draining data" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/icon2%20%281%29_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What do you mean I&rsquo;ve almost reached my data cap? It&rsquo;s barely mid-month and I&rsquo;ve only watched three cat videos!</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="/my/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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We know how you feel. But you should know that there are certain apps in your arsenal that drink up more than a few drop of data every time you boot them up.</p> <p>Seeing as you probably check in on them more than a few times a day, it&rsquo;s not rocket science to deduce that these are the culprits, and not you since you&rsquo;ve already cut down on your cat-video intake.</p> <p>Quit crying, you don&rsquo;t have to delete them, you just have to disable the specific settings that are costing you. We have all the quick fixes you need to put a stake through the hearts of these data-suckers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="7 commonly-used apps you didn’t realise were secretly data vampires" alt="7 commonly-used apps you didn’t realise were secretly data vampires" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/flipp.png" /> </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"> Instagram </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s not enough to refrain from posting your lunch every day. Even when you&rsquo;re harmlessly (or so you think) browsing through the photos on your feed, there are copious amounts of data being stealthily inhaled as you scroll through. Want to know why? Preloaded videos, that&rsquo;s what&rsquo;s up.</p> <p><strong>Quick fix:</strong>&nbsp;Hit the gear icon at the top right of your own profile, scroll down till you see Video, then tap on Preload. Make sure you enable &ldquo;Only on Wi-Fi&rdquo; to ensure that videos only preload when you&rsquo;re on Wi-Fi and have all the data to spare. After all, that cat video can wait, can&rsquo;t it?</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="Begone, Instagram data vampire!" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/instagram_0.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WhatsApp </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>Pictures say a thousand words, so why would your friend send a hundred lines of text on WhatsApp describing what he just saw, when he can just snap a photo and send it to you? Makes total sense doesn&rsquo;t it? Hence, the 5000+ photos in your photo library and your steady approach of your own data limit.</p> <p><strong>Quick fix:</strong>&nbsp;Again, head to Settings within WhatsApp (the right-most gear icon on the bottom bar), tap on Chat Settings, then Media Auto-Download and tweak the settings for Images, Audio, and Videos. You have three options, but we&rsquo;d go with the safest option - Wi-Fi.</p> <p>If you want to play it really really safe, just switch everything to Never, but that would mean you&rsquo;d never chance upon the most random images in your photo library again.</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="WhatsApp data sucker, no more!" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsapp.png" /> </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"> 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"> Facebook </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>Nobody can go through an entire day without checking on Facebook at least five times. There&rsquo;s no shame in that since the whole world&rsquo;s pretty much addicted. There&rsquo;s shame in allowing nonsense videos to play as you scroll through your feed, that you have no interest in viewing anyway.</p> <p><strong>Quick fix:</strong>&nbsp;Head over to More (again, the right most icon on the bottom bar), tap Videos and Photos, and make sure Auto-Play is switched to Wi-Fi Only. This is to prevent videos from instantly playing without your permission when you just want to get a quick idea of last night&rsquo;s football match results.</p> <p>And should you only have friends who insist on sharing gruesome videos, feel free to switch that option to Off.</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="Say no to autoloading Facebook videos!" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Facebook.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> YouTube </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>Ah YouTube, you&rsquo;re the biggest data drain. Tempting us with the latest Taylor Swift music video, dangling Celebrities Read Mean Tweets in our faces...But we all know that that 3-minute long video will send us to our data doom. We hate that we love you, and that there&rsquo;s next to nothing to do on our commutes.</p> <p><strong>Quick fix:&nbsp;</strong>You can just stop watching YouTube videos, but knowing that you can&rsquo;t, here&rsquo;s a solution that might ease some of the pain without making you quit your guilty YouTube viewing pleasure. Zip over to Settings, and enable Play HD on Wi-Fi only. It might not be the perfect solution (because viewing videos will always take up data), but it will eat up significantly less data.</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="You can live fine without HD videos on YouTube" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/YouTube.png" /> </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"> Spotify </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>Music makes the world go round. It&rsquo;s also what makes your data consumption reach dangerously high levels. If you&rsquo;ve been listening to your Spotify playlist of about 200 tracks on your daily commute, and each song averages at 4MB, do the math. There you go, the answer to why you bust your monthly data cap without fail.</p> <p><strong>Quick fix:&nbsp;</strong>Bring up your sidebar of options, tap on Settings, and hit Playback. Enable Offline Mode to listen to your music without requiring a data connection.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll need to note that only the music you&rsquo;ve made available for offline listening can be played. How do you do that? Simple. Within your individual playlists, make sure the Available Offline tab is enabled. When you add new songs, just disable Offline Mode whenever you have Wi-Fi to make sure they&rsquo;re added. Don&rsquo;t forget it to enable it again when you&rsquo;re done.</p> <p>There&#39;s one caveat - you&#39;ll need to be a Spotify Premium user for this feature to kick in, and that&#39;ll cost RM14.90 per month. A small price to pay, compared to busting your data limit.</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="Go offline with Spoifyy" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Go offline with Spoifyy" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify2.png" /> </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"> 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"> Dropbox </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&#39;ve downloaded Dropbox for the convenience of backing up certain files that your standard-storage smartphone doesn&rsquo;t have memory for.</p> <p>But Dropbox is a lot more enthusiastic about helping than you initially imagined. All those photos you&rsquo;ve been taking and receiving? They&rsquo;re constantly being synced to Dropbox. Yes, we&rsquo;re talking massive gobs of data.</p> <p><strong>Quick fix:</strong>&nbsp;Bring up Settings, tap Camera Upload and then make sure it&rsquo;s disabled if you never want to sync photos to Dropbox. If you don&#39;t want to sacrifice what little data allowance you have, disable Use Cellular Data to make sure that syncing only happens when Wi-Fi is available.</p> <p>In case you were wondering about Background Uploading, it&rsquo;s a new feature that you can enable to continue backing up in the well, background. So if you&rsquo;ve disabled Use Cellular Data and enabled this, Dropbox will only quietly sync your stuff in the background when Wi-Fi is available.</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="Stop Dropbox from killing your data softly" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dropbox.png" /> </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"> 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"> Twitter </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;re an active part of the Twitterverse and tweet as many times as you check on the time on any given workday, you must also be unknowingly serving up huge spades of data to your telco. Why? It&rsquo;s all those images&rsquo; fault. But don&rsquo;t worry, there&rsquo;s a way around that without having to give up any of your precious Twitter time.</p> <p><strong>Quick fix:&nbsp;</strong>Settings is where everything&rsquo;s at again. Under the General tab, you&rsquo;ll find Image Upload Quality. Tap on that to bring you to the next page where you can select Low so that you spend less data uploading images (if you really have to). And if your Twitpics are being viewed on a mobile device, difference in quality is not that obvious. You can always switch it back to High when you&rsquo;re back on Wi-Fi anyway.</p> <p>You can also disable Image Previews which will just prevent all images from loading directly on your feed. If you want to selectively gawk at Twitpics, simply click on the link to load it up.</p> <p>If you&#39;ve come this far, click here for a bonus tip!</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="Twittering on the edge of data busting" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/twitter.png" /> </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"> 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"> Bonus tip for iOS user: disable this iCloud Drive setting now! </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>Buried within the settings of your precious iThing is iCloud Drive, a feature that behaves very much like DropBox, backing up your iThing constantly when it&rsquo;s enabled. Right at the very bottom is the option to disable Use Mobile Data. Click it. Trust us, the data upload is larger than you think, better to let it back up only when it&rsquo;s connected to Wi-Fi.</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" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/icloud.png" /> </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"> Busting your data limit? These apps are the culprits </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"> Tweak those data settings and exterminate these data hungry apps </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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/icon2%20%281%29_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/7-commonly-used-apps-you-didn-t-realise-were-secretly-data-vampires/feature#comments Android apps iOS apps Smartphones Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:26:45 +0000 Elissa Loi 1455638 at http://www.stuff.tv Best Android Wear watch faces http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/best-android-wear-watch-faces/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our selection of the snazziest virtual time keepers to keep your wrists looking their best </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="830" height="623" title="Pujie Black" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/minimus-360.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&#39;re rocking a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">Moto 360</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lg/lg-g-watch-r/review" target="_blank">LG G Watch R</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-smartwatch-3/review" target="_blank">Sony Smartwatch 3</a>, or one of Samsung&#39;s many offerings like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Gear 2</a>, then congratulations.</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="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</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"> Pujie Black (RM4.25) </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 clean face shows off the most important stats at a glance, namely the time, battery life and date. It comes with a customisation app too, which lets you swap to a digital mode as well as change the colours and style.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pujie.wristwear.pujieblack" target="_blank">Download the Pujie Black Android Wear watch face</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lg/lg-g-watch-r/review" target="_blank">LG G Watch R 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="682" height="512" title="Pujie Black" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/pujie-black.jpg" /> </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"> Weather Wear Watch Face (free) </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 watch face, unsurprisingly, has a heavy emphasis on weather, letting you see what the heavens will shower down upon you without waiting for Google&#39;s dedicated card to pop up whenever it feels like it.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pizzaentertainment.weatherwatchface&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Download the Weather Wear Android Wear watch face</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-smartwatch-3/review" target="_blank">Sony Smartwatch 3 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="1072" height="804" title="Weather Wear" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/weather-wear.jpg" /> </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"> Aviator (RM4.25) </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 classy offering serves up day, weather and battery information, in a design that resembles a traditional watch face. Pretty and functional. Just like us.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.smartwatchface.watch.face.aviator.android.wear" target="_blank">Download the Aviator Android Wear watch face</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear 2 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="1216" height="912" title="Aviator" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/aviator_0.jpg" /> </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"> Planets (free) </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>Tell us, is your current watch currently fed with data directly from NASA? No? Well this one is. Those colourful circles represent the actual location of the actual planets in actual real-time. Wait for the next eclipse if you don&#39;t believe us.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=watchface.android.wear.planets" target="_blank">Download the Planets Android Wear watch face</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/android-wear/review" target="_blank">Google Android Wear 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="1195" height="897" title="Planets" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/planets.jpg" /> </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"> Minimal &amp; Elegant (RM3) </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 its name suggests, this face is both, well, minimal and elegant. Hours on the top, minutes on the bottom, and the date thrown in for good measure. Stick those middle fingers up at hour and second hands.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stmp.minimalface" target="_blank">Download the Minimal &amp; Elegant Android Wear watch face</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="449" title="Minimal &amp; Elegant" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/minimal-elegant.jpg" /> </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"> Orbital (free) </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 promise, you can actually tell the time with this wacky watch face. You see, the black circles represent... no, wait, &nbsp;the white dots show off the.... err... You can probably hypnotise people with it. What more do you want?</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thirtythreelabs.android.orbital">Download the Orbital Android Wear watch face</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="449" title="Orbital" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/orbital.jpg" /> </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"> Spotlight (free) </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 like this one. Why? Well, it defies the laws of physics. It&#39;s sort of hard to explain, but it traverses all dimensions simultaneously, rotating a much larger clock face within the confines of the smartwatch itself. In your face Einstein.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.maize.spotlight" target="_blank">Download the Spotlight Android Wear watch face</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="451" title="Spotlight" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotlight.jpg" /> </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"> Minimus360 (RM3.30) </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&#39;s not much to say here. Available in red or blue hues, this one is classy, minimalist, and clean. We like it.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flyingrhinocmg.watchface_minimus360" target="_blank">Download the Minimus360 Android Wear watch face</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="830" height="623" title="Minimus360" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/minimus-360.jpg" /> </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"> Secret Agent (free) </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>Don&#39;t mention the N64 game starring a certain Mr. Bond who wore a strikingly similar watch. Although if other people compliment you on it, you don&#39;t necessarily have to correct them. Sadly, it doesn&#39;t flash when your heart-rate increases.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rmukapps.secretagent" target="_blank">Buy the Secret Agent Android Wear watch face</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="Secret Agent" alt="play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flyingrhinocmg.watchface_minimus360" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/secret-agent.jpg" /> </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"> Stealth360 (RM3.3) </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>Again, not much to say. Minimalist, clean, simple. Ideal for those looking to escape from gimmicks and clutter.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flyingrhinocmg.watchface_stealth360" target="_blank">Buy the Stealth360 Android Wear watch face</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="870" height="653" title="Stealth360" alt="play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flyingrhinocmg.watchface_minimus360" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/stealth-360.jpg" /> </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"> Watch faces for your Android Wear </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"> Facelift for that new smartwatch </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/best-android-wear-watch-faces/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/best-android-wear-watch-faces/feature#comments Android Android apps Android Wear Google Smartwatches Wearable tech Sun, 28 Dec 2014 02:02:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1456214 at http://www.stuff.tv Mini meme: Get organised for Christmas! http://www.stuff.tv/my/mini-meme-get-organised-christmas/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On the first day of Christmas / My true love sent to me / Apps to help plan successfully </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="Mini meme: Get organised for Christmas!" alt="Mini meme: Get organised for Christmas!" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mini-meme-xmas-icons.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With Christmas mere days away, it&#39;s not too late to turn to the world of apps for help getting your Yuletide off to a slick start.</p> <p>We&#39;ve picked out eight excellent apps &ndash; all free &ndash; that you can download right now.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature" target="_blank">Mini meme: Best photo editing apps</a></strong></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="/my/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. Evernote </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 main problem with organising Christmas is forgetting ALL OF THE THINGS - or remembering some of them and then forgetting where you put your lists. Just bung it all in Evernote - to-dos, gift lists, inspirational recipe cards and decorations - tag everything, put your feet up and have a mince pie.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows Phone <strong>Price:</strong> From RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong><a href="https://evernote.com/" target="_blank">Download Evernote</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="2130" title="Evernote" alt="Evernote" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/1-evernote-iphone-5-p.jpg" /> </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. Amazon </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 fairly certain Amazon will be the only shop in existence by about 2040, and the app shows why: so many things at such low prices, all at your fingertips. It&rsquo;s perfect for the sofa shopper or for those last-minute impulse pressies - assuming you splash out a bit for next-day delivery.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS, Windows Phone <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_174888667_3?ie=UTF8&amp;docId=1000501923" target="_blank">Download Amazon</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="2130" title="Amazon" alt="Amazon" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/2-amazon-iphone-5-p.jpg" /> </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. Yummly </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>Unless you&rsquo;re going a bit minimal with Christmas dinner (and, sorry, but Turkey Twizzlers and chips will <em>not</em> cut it), you need recipes. Yummly has all of them, and you can make collections and build shopping lists. (Android users must make do with the website, or rivals <a href="http://allrecipes.com/" target="_blank">Allrecipes</a> and <a href="http://www.bigoven.com/" target="_blank">BigOven</a>.)</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.yummly.co.uk" target="_blank">Download Yummly</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="2130" title="Yummly" alt="Yummly" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-yummly-iphone-5-p.jpg" /> </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. Google Maps </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;re travelling for Christmas, turning up three hours late for dinner because you went the wrong way won&rsquo;t win you a crack at the wishbone. Use Google Maps to plan your journey (and its length) and if you&rsquo;re going somewhere without much reception, save the local map for offline use.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✭</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.google.com/mobile/maps/" target="_blank">Download Google Maps</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="2000" title="Google Maps" alt="Google Maps" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-google-maps-nexus-4.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. BBC Weather </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 Malaysia, the weather&rsquo;s as likely to be grey and rainy on Christmas Day as attempting to turn your garden into a mud pit and drown the cat. The BBC Weather app&rsquo;s great for forecasts and weather warnings that are as clear as day, even if you&rsquo;ve had the odd barrel of beer or ten.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/about/24085989" target="_blank">Download BBC Weather</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="2000" title="BBC Weather" alt="BBC Weather" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-bbc-weather-nexus-4.jpg" /> </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. Moonpig </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 always the same: the cards are done and dusted, at the mercy of Pos Malaysia, but you&rsquo;ve forgotten one. You could go out again, but instead stay in, use Moonpig to send a personalised card from the oddly svelte mobile selection, and spend the evening perfecting your Slade impersonation.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✩✩</p> <p><strong>Download Moonpig for <a href="http://www.moonpig.com/uk/app/iphone/" target="_blank">iOS</a> and <a href="http://www.moonpig.com/uk/app/android/" target="_blank">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="2000" title="Moonpig" alt="Moonpig" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/6-moonpig-nexus-4.jpg" /> </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. Christmas Radio </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>Whenever a bunch of people get together, everyone&rsquo;s varied and personal taste in music is most likely to make them come to blows. So set fire to Spotify for the day and go truly festive with Christmas Radio, playing only music from stations that have Santa, sleigh bells, carols and snowmen on the brain.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✩✩</p> <p><strong>Download <a href="http://www.xmasradio.mobi" target="_blank">Christmas Radio</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="2000" title="Christmas Radio" alt="Christmas Radio" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/7-christmas-radio-nexus-4.jpg" /> </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. Humming Timing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Since this timer only goes up to a second under two hours, Humming Timing&rsquo;s no good for your turkey, but it&rsquo;s great for timing veggies and the like; instead of an alarm blaring when something&rsquo;s ready, it uses tracks from your music library. Spuds ready when <em>American Pie</em>&nbsp;is done? Confusing but tasty!</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong><a href="http://hummingtiming.com" target="_blank">Download Humming Timing</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="2130" title="Humming Timer" alt="Humming Timer" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/8-humming-timing-iphone-5-p.jpg" /> </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/my/mini-meme-get-organised-christmas/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:06:08 +0000 Elissa Loi 1455981 at http://www.stuff.tv Despair, oh ye Android fanboys, because you'll be hooked on Hearthstone http://www.stuff.tv/my/android-users-can-now-too-waste-time-hearthstone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> World of Warcraft might be fading but Blizzard&#039;s now stealing your attention on Android smartphones and tablets </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="Android users can now too waste time on Hearthstone" alt="Android users can now too waste time on Hearthstone" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hearthstone.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite only being available for the iPad, Blizzard&#39;s Hearthstone card game has become pretty popular. Cue the questions about when it will come to Android. Well, the answer to that is now.</p> <p>Blizzard has decided that it will only, again, only support the game on tablets 6-inches and larger. So that cheap Android tablet you got on Groupon that you have no idea what to do with? You can just download Hearthstone and make it (somewhat) useful.</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="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Blizzard&#039;s new crackfest </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>While the game has only soft-launched in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, you could just be lucky and get the game running on your machine as it is slowly rolling it to other countries.</p> <p>What does Hearthstone entail anyway? It&#39;s a deckbuilder basically - choose a class you like and then fight against other class-themed decks. You can either fight AI opponents or you can have fun beating up strangers.</p> <p>The basic game and deck is free but Blizzard has rolled out a few expansions with the latest being Goblins vs Gnomes that adds more cards for a minimum fee. What might appeal to Hearthstone players is that since the game is linked to your Blizzard account, you can play on your PC, move to your iPad and now then continue playing on your Android device.</p> <p>While the basics of the game is easy, the deckbuilding aspect to create the best and most competitive deck can be tiresome for those not into the min-maxing that goes into these games. If you think calculating the best ratio of how many cards&nbsp;of Card A&nbsp;you need &nbsp;just in case you happen to encounter Card B is fun, you will love Hearthstone.</p> <p>Give Hearthstone a try for free on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blizzard.wtcg.hearthstone&amp;referrer=utm_source%3Dandroidcentral%26utm_medium%3Dblog%26utm_campaign%3Dbloglink" target="_blank">Google Play</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/30-best-free-apps-android/feature">The best 35 free Android apps</a></strong></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/hearthstone-finally-battles-its-way-android-tablets" target="_blank">Androidcentral</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ijyMZPIsj5E" 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/my/android-users-can-now-too-waste-time-hearthstone/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:56:15 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1455467 at http://www.stuff.tv Fast Type's simplified keyboard has as many keys as QWERTY has letters http://www.stuff.tv/my/fasttypes-simplified-keyboard-has-many-keys-qwerty-has-letters/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Less is better, and it&#039;s the same with typing - less keys, faster typing </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="FastType&#039;s simplified keyboard has as many keys as QWERTY has letters" alt="FastType&#039;s simplified keyboard has as many keys as QWERTY has letters" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Main-567x425.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Try as we may, we can never get away from the venerable QWERTY keyboard.</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="/my/users/justin-choo" title="View user profile.">Justin Choo</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/my/fasttypes-simplified-keyboard-has-many-keys-qwerty-has-letters/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/fasttypes-simplified-keyboard-has-many-keys-qwerty-has-letters/news#comments Android apps Mon, 08 Dec 2014 04:38:32 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454865 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Uber is the App of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-apps-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Public relations hiccups aside, the ride-sharing service tops our list of the year&#039;s finest phone software </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="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Uber is the best app of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Uber is the best app of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-app_uber_FINAL.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your smartphone might be a metal-and-glass slab of gorgeousness, but it&#39;s only as good as the apps you put on it.</p> <p>Really, what good is that supercharged processor and 2K screen if you&#39;re not doing anything with it? We fill our phones with apps, but only a few of them are truly life-enhancing pieces of wonder software&nbsp;that will join the list of must-have staples.&nbsp;</p> <p>We&#39;ve sifted through the clutter and picked out the year&#39;s finest efforts; but there can be only one winner, and it is...</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="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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"> Winner: Uber </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>Uber&#39;s been in the news lately for a number of reasons &ndash; not all of them positive. But we&#39;re not here to judge them on their corporate ethos; just on the product they&#39;ve produced.</p> <p>The fact is, as apps go Uber is excellent. Just open it up and it&#39;ll use GPS to find you. Not long after that, there&#39;ll be a driver along to pick you up. It&#39;s cheap too. And with more places being added all the time, it means an end to aimless wandering of foreign streets looking for a taxi rank, or getting ripped off by &#39;tourist tax&#39;. If only they could launch an Uber for bacon baps, we&#39;d be at peak humanity.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/music/spotify-and-uber-link-enable-car-music-streaming/news" target="_blank">Spotify and Uber link up to enable in-car music streaming</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="Uber" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-uber.jpg" /> </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"> Runner-up: Hyperlapse </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>Instagram&#39;s new app lets you warp time more efficiently than Christopher Nolan; condensing your moving footage into a timelapse video that lasts mere seconds. It&#39;s undeniably impressive; particularly when you factor in the amazing image stabilisation that makes it look like you&#39;ve shot the whole thing with a Steadicam rig.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/instagram-s-got-new-standalone-app-and-it-s-called-hyperlapse/news" target="_blank">Instagram&#39;s got a new standalone app &ndash; and it&#39;s called Hyperlapse</a>&nbsp;</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="Hyperlapse" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-hyperlapse.jpg" /> </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"> Runner-up: Dice </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>Want the hottest ticket in town? You need to give Dice a roll; it&#39;s a curated ticketing app that picks out the best gigs in London, and lets you book tickets without paying exorbitant booking fees. There&#39;s everything from upcoming bands playing shows in pubs for a fiver, to superstars at the O2 &ndash; take your pick.</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="Dice" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-dice.jpg" /> </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"> Runner-up: Dark Sky </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>How we scoff at the nebulous forecasts of weathermen and barometers &ndash; after all, there&#39;s no way it could rain later when the sky is cloudless and blue. But Dark Sky&#39;s eerlily specific weather predictions are not to be ignored &ndash; not when it can tell you that yes, it will rain, and for precisely seven minutes at 6:45pm. Fire up this app and you need never fret about whether you need that brolly again.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/try-right-now-dark-sky/feature" target="_blank">Try this right now: Dark Sky</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="Dark Sky" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-dark-sky.jpg" /> </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"> Runner-up: 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>The problem with online shopping is that you don&#39;t get that hit of instant gratification; you want your stuff now, not tomorrow or Thursday between the hours of 8am and 7pm. Enter Jinn: a courier delivery service that&#39;ll pick up whatever you want and deliver it right into your eager clutches. It&#39;s London-only for the moment, but should be rolling out nationwide soon.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/six-best-time-saving-apps/feature" target="_blank">Six of the best time-saving apps</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="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-jinn.jpg" /> </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"> Runner-up: Pixelmator </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>Tablets are great, but their image editing apps have always felt like toys compared to the full-fat versions found on desktop computers; fine for tweaking snaps, but hobbled by limited feature sets. Pixelmator is different; this iPad app is a fully-featured image editor, with layers, filters and retouching tools enabling you to tinker with your pics to your heart&#39;s content.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ipad/app-week-pixelmator-ipad/review" target="_blank">Pixelmator 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="1200" height="900" title="Pixelmator" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-pixelmator.jpg" /> </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"> Runner-up: Google Cardboard </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>Google has gone all Blue Peter with its latest innovation &ndash; a DIY virtual reality kit that you make with old boxes and sticky-backed plastic (ask a grown-up to help you cut out the cardboard). Once you&#39;ve put it together, fire up the app and you can turn your smartphone into a fully-fledged VR headset for browsing Google Earth and watching YouTube.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-io-2014/how-google-cardboard-scratch/feature" target="_blank">How to make Google Cardboard from scratch</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 Cardboard" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-google-cardboard.jpg" /> </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"> Runner-up: AppyParking </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>Don&#39;t fancy paying through the nose for a space in a multi-storey car park? &nbsp;AppyParking will save you the trouble of scouring the backstreets, telling your where all the paid-for (and free) parking zones are, and when restrictions apply. Green zones are currently free, red zones are off-limits; it&#39;ll even point you towards available driveways using ParkatmyHouse.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/appyparking-will-give-you-hours-your-life-back/news" target="_blank">AppyParking will give you hours of your life back</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-winners-announced-these-are-best-gadgets-year/feature">All of our Gadget Awards 2014 winners</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="AppyParking" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-appyparking.jpg" /> </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/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-apps-year/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-apps-year/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games Gadget Awards 2014 iOS apps Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:08:20 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454517 at http://www.stuff.tv Quikkly tries to make QR code scanning sexy again http://www.stuff.tv/my/quikkly-tries-make-qr-code-scanning-sexy-again/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free app lets you create special tags that will perform actions when embedded codes are scanned </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="Quikkly tries to make QR code scanning sexy again" alt="Quikkly tries to make QR code scanning sexy again" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Quikkly.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>New UK startup Quikkly thinks it can do better than the standard QR code. Its founders, Ken Johnstone and Fergal Walker are pushing an app to scan what they call an Action Tag. The tag will then work to perform an action like adding a contact, following someone on Twitter or instantly connecting to a public Wifi hotspot</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="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quick scan, quick actions </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>Sounds pretty clever, though, it&rsquo;s slightly worrying that a mere scan could bypass the usual user steps. But the company says that you will know just what to expect before you make a scan with Quikkly. So at the very least, they can make an informed decision. That will teach us to not random scan things with our smartphones, though.</p> <p>How will companies use the app? You&rsquo;ll need Quikkly to create the Action Tags but to scan a tag, an app only needs to be Quikkly enabled.</p> <p>Quikkly is free to use, whether for scanning or creating Action Tags. Eventually, though, its makers plan to shop a paid version to companies that will work via a subscription model. It will include such extras such as additional analytics.</p> <p>The app isn&#39;t available openly on app stores so if you&#39;d like to give Quikkly and its Action Tagging a try, <a href="https://www.quikklytags.com/" target="_blank">visit the website</a> to request a download link.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/30-best-free-apps-android/feature">35 best free apps for Android</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/26/quikkly/?ncid=rss&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29" target="_blank">Techcrunch</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/16ce6wsMwx0" 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/my/quikkly-tries-make-qr-code-scanning-sexy-again/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:17:26 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1454094 at http://www.stuff.tv Dropbox adds Office integration to its mobile apps http://www.stuff.tv/my/dropbox-adds-office-integration-its-mobile-apps/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Both iOS and Android users get to enjoy this very productive 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="567" height="425" title="Dropbox adds Office integration to its mobile apps" alt="Dropbox adds Office integration to its mobile apps" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ios%20android%20update.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dropbox had <a href="https://blog.dropbox.com/2014/11/dropbox-microsoft-office-partnership/">announced its partnership</a> with Microsoft earlier this month and made good on it with its latest update. The Android and iOS apps now support opening file formats supported by Office and editing them with Office apps.</p> <p>You will likely notice this new addition &ndash; an &lsquo;edit&rsquo; button when viewing a Dropbox document. You will have to download the relevant Office app if you don&rsquo;t have it already.</p> <p>&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="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Look out, Google </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 good news is that Office apps on mobile are already free, without needing to purchase an Office 365 subscription like previously.</p> <p>What we&rsquo;re anticipating is full integration with Office Online, which will suit those who would rather not download additional apps. That update is only likely in 2015, though.</p> <p>Dropbox has been facing competition from, among others, Microsoft&#39;s own One Drive but Microsoft has wisely decided to also partner with Dropbox instead of stubbornly locking it out.</p> <p>A partnership between the two companies makes sense against the juggernauts Apple and Google. Apple hasn&#39;t quite gotten that much market share with iCloud but Google&#39;s Drive is still a mainstay for many already using Google products like Gmail and Chrome.</p> <p>The average business document user will still prefer Microsoft&#39;s Office products and having mobile versions of them free will give them more incentive to stay in the ecosystem.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature">The best free iOS apps</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/11/25/microsoft-office-dropox-apps/" target="_blank">Mashable</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vIiqbNVDr58" 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/my/dropbox-adds-office-integration-its-mobile-apps/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:55:19 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453967 at http://www.stuff.tv Mini meme: Six of the best photo editing apps http://www.stuff.tv/my/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From high-end image editors to quick-fix filters, here’s our selection of apps to make your photos picture perfect </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="Now you just need to learn how to take photos" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/photo-editors-mini-meme.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Once upon a time the idea of editing photos on a phone or tablet was considered folly &ndash; akin to painting watercolours on a piece of sponge.</p> <p>But that&#39;s all changed as screens have got sharper and touch control more precise. Plus, with many of us now using smartphones as our main camera, there&#39;s no shortage of raw material on them that could benefit from a bit of judicious tweaking before posting to Facebook or Instagram.</p> <p>And that&#39;s where these apps come in: they&#39;re the best photo-editing apps we&#39;ve tried so far.</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="/my/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. Pixelmator for 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>Even if you just want to muck about with its endlessly tweakable filters, Pixelmator would be three quid well-spent. But delve further into the app and you discover a beautiful, usable, powerful touch-optimised image editor, featuring transform tools, layers with effects, and paintbrushes for adding the personal touch. Barg!</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> iPad <strong>Price:</strong> US$4.99</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> <strong>✭✭✭✭✭</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/pixelmator/id924695435?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download Pixelmator</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="Pixelmator for iPad" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/1-pixelmator-ipad-l.jpg" /> </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. Adobe Photoshop 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>You&rsquo;d be daft to expect desktop Photoshop on mobile, but this comes close, with many familiar tools present and correct. The interface is a bit cumbersome, but the app&rsquo;s hugely capable, especially on tablets, and it has a more professional bent than Pixelmator. Pity about the separate phone/tablet versions though.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;US$4.99 for phone, US$9.99 for tablet</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> <strong>✭✭✭✭✭</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.adobe.pstouchphone" target="_blank">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for Android phones</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.adobe.pstouch" target="_blank">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for Android tablets</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/adobe-photoshop-touch-for/id589440659?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="itunes_store">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPhone</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/adobe-photoshop-touch/id495716481?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="itunes_store">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for 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="Adobe Photoshop Touch" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/2-photoshop-touch-ipad-l.jpg" /> </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. Pixlr Express </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>Pixlr Express feels like quite the oddball, a quirky icon-happy interface always mere seconds away from emitting an explosion of editing effects. But despite its kitchen-sink nature, Pixlr has plenty to offer, from an intuitive focus-blur tool to the dozens of dazzling filters waiting for a thumb tap.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMFree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says: <strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pixlr.express" target="_blank">Download Pixlr Express for Android</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/pixlr-express-photo-editing/id526783584?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="itunes_store">Download Pixlr Express for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/six-best-video-editing-apps/feature">Six of the best video editing apps</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="Pixlr Express" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-pixlr-express-nexus-4-p.jpg" /> </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"> 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. VSCO Cam </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>VSCO Cam is so chic and serious, it hurts. But the minimalism isn&rsquo;t just for show &mdash; the bold icons and sliders make it very easy to use. Edits and filters in the app are also non-destructive, meaning you can play with, edit, remove and reapply effects until satisfied with your photographic masterwork.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMFree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says: <strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vsco.cam&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Download VSCO Cam for Android</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/vsco-cam/id588013838?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download VSCO Cam 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="VSCO Cam" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-vsco-cam-nexus-4-p.jpg" /> </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. Snapseed </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>Although you&rsquo;re still pawing at glass, Snapseed makes photo editing feel tactile. Its rich effects have you swipe up and down to select a parameter and then across your photo to adjust its strength. This affords you a great deal of control, far from the simple single-sliders offered by most free rivals.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMFree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> <strong>✭✭✭✭✭</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Download Snapseed for Android</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/my/app/snapseed/id439438619?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download Snapseed 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="720" title="Snapseed" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-snapseed-nexus-4-l.jpg" /> </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. Typic </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 can still crop, filter and tweak photos in Typic, but this app&rsquo;s primarily about adding text and icons to your photos. You get four of each, and they can be resized and recoloured. It&rsquo;s a touch fiddly, but all changes are non-destructive. Android owners, check out the broadly similar (but even fiddlier) Over.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> iOS <strong>Price:</strong> US$1.99</p> <p><strong>Stuff says: <strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/my/app/typic-photo-editor/id601467470?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download Typic for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/25-free-apps-android/feature">The 35 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="Typic" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/6-typic-iphone-5s-p.jpg" /> </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/my/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:10:14 +0000 Elissa Loi 1453940 at http://www.stuff.tv