Apps and Games http://www.stuff.tv/my/apps-and-games/reviews en-MY Let your Bluetooth handsfree record your calls for you http://www.stuff.tv/my/let-your-bluetooth-handsfree-record-your-calls-you/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bluewire promises to help you leave your recorder at home </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="Let your Bluetooth handsfree record your calls for you" alt="Let your Bluetooth handsfree record your calls for you" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/call_rec.jpg?1422438942" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Indiegogo today is something even poor journalists might throw their money at - a Bluetooth headset call recorder. Yes, it sounds pedestrian but if you&#39;ve ever been in a position where you needed to record a call, this seems like the simplest solution.</p> <p>Pair the headset with your phone, open the app and record the conversation. Don&#39;t like how the headset feels? Pair it to another headset. You can do that, honest. The Bluewire comes with 16GB of memory to store your chats.</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"> All safe and accessible </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>Besides your smartphone, you can also pair the device to your computer to record your VOIP calls. Trying to record a Skype call (speaking from experience) is a little fiddly and Bluewire sounds like a perfectly simple way to go about it.</p> <p>Other things to like about it? It even has an inbuilt accelerometer and a motion trigger alarm. Did we also mention it supports Qi wireless charging?</p> <p>Prepare to pony up US$150 (RM543) on Indiegogo if you want a Bluewire headset. If this works, this could become a journalist&#39;s best friend or a blackmailer&#39;s worst nightmare.</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/how-tech-can-help-you-keep-your-new-year-s-resolutions/feature">Keep at your resolutions with these apps</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/27/the-bluewire-is-a-bluetooth-headset-that-can-record-your-calls/?ncid=rss&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%" 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/" 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/let-your-bluetooth-handsfree-record-your-calls-you/news#comments Apps and Games Crowdfunding Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:55:42 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1458693 at http://www.stuff.tv Corrupt Cops: The Kickstarter game that's almost too real, bro http://www.stuff.tv/my/corrupt-cops-kickstarter-game-thats-almost-too-real-bro/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Interesting premise behind game promises to entertain while possibly giving the middle finger to the establishment </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="Corrupt Cops: The Kickstarter game that&#039;s almost too real, bro" alt="Corrupt Cops: The Kickstarter game that&#039;s almost too real, bro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/corrupt%20cops.jpg?1422433323" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A game about corrupt cops? Look, if the <em>Tropico </em>franchise could go into its fifth iteration in a game about a corrupt dictator of an island republic then a game about corrupt cops could make it. It&#39;s a Kickstarter game (but of course) and it&#39;s named, well, <em>Corrupt Cops</em>.</p> <p>On the surface of it, it has an interesting premise. Pushed into retirement, a police chief decides that he will make half-a-million dollars in the 180 days he has left before he has to turn in his badgge.</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"> Line those pockets </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 devs claim the game will also be like an interactive novel thanks to the story bits, with a blend of adventure game and strategy. You have to admit it is a ballsy take on a rather serious and depressing issue - corrupt cops.</p> <p>Still the tone of the game is not preachy. At the very least, it seems as though the developers are trying to look at and figure out what exactly goes through the mind of a cop on the take.</p> <p>If this sounds like a worthy project, then all you need to join the pot is hand over US$10 (RM36) at the<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/43328422/this-is-the-police" target="_blank"> Kickstarter page</a>. Just don&#39;t expect the game to be out that soon, though as the 7-man team is targetting to finish the game by Dec 2015.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-crowdfunding-qrio-smart-lock-japan/news" target="_blank">Sony&#39;s crowdfunding a lock</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://kotaku.com/corrupt-cops-the-video-game-1682038423" target="_blank">Kotaku</a>]<br />&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="Corrupt Cops: The Kickstarter game that&#039;s almost too real, bro" alt="Corrupt Cops: The Kickstarter game that&#039;s almost too real, bro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/corrupt%20cops%202.jpg?1422433323" /> </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/corrupt-cops-kickstarter-game-thats-almost-too-real-bro/news#comments Apps and Games Crowdfunding Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:22:04 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1458688 at http://www.stuff.tv 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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/whatsim.jpg?1422003738" /> </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsim2.jpg?1422003736" /> </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 Pro Tools First is a freemium introduction to Avid's Pro Tools http://www.stuff.tv/my/pro-tools-first-freemium-introduction-avids-pro-tools/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For those with music production dreams, Pro Tools First is a good introduction to one of the world&#039;s most well-known production suites </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="Pro Tools First is a freemium introduction to Avid&#039;s Pro Tools" alt="Pro Tools First is a freemium introduction to Avid&#039;s Pro Tools" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pro%20tools%20first.jpg?1421982523" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pro Tools is a studio fixture, though also the butt of a million jokes about music no longer being organic but cobbled together with electronic juju. But software maker Avid is still selling plenty of copies and to encourage people to buy more, the company is releasing a free version albeit with limited features.</p> <p>On first glance, it seems a lot like a freemium app due to many feature unlocks that can be purchased.</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"> A step up from Garageband? </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>To be honest, though, if you&#39;re just starting out or are more a hobbyist (and own a Mac), Garageband might be a better alternative. But if you fancy doing stuff with more polish or possibilities, then ProTools First is an inexpensive way to get started.</p> <p>The software is limited to, at most, 32-bit, 96 kHz file quality and you can&#39;t export to MP3 format, or to iTunes or SoundCloud. Only four input sources are supported, though you do get as many as 16 instrument tracks to play with.</p> <p>You can&#39;t download it just yet, but you can <a href="http://www.avid.com/protoolsfirst" target="_blank">signup for updates</a> on the site as to when you can give ProTools First a whirl. If you have the cash though, using Pro Tools Express (free as part of Mbox device bundles) might be a better introduction to Avid&#39;s audio software as, if you&#39;re serious enough about it, the limitations of Pro Tools First will grate on your nerves quickly.</p> <p>Which, perhaps, is precisely the point of the software existing.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/9-ways-which-windows-10-shakes-smartphone-experience/feature">Windows 10 shakes up your mobile experience</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/22/7875175/avid-pro-tools-first-is-free-but-limited" target="_blank">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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yNVeGJ0B_6A" 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/pro-tools-first-freemium-introduction-avids-pro-tools/news#comments Apps and Games Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:08:44 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1458290 at http://www.stuff.tv Ink361 makes temporary tattoos out of your Instagram pics http://www.stuff.tv/my/ink361-makes-temporary-tattoos-out-your-instagram-pics/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, now you can have a tattoo of your cat on your forearm if you wish </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="Ink361 makes temporary tattoos out of your Instagram pics" alt="Ink361 makes temporary tattoos out of your Instagram pics" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ink361_02.jpg?1421911094" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&#39;d like to do more with your instagram pics, then Ink361 has a proposition for you: why stick to printing your photos when you can have them on your skin? It&#39;s a service the site calls <a href="http://picattoo.com/" target="_blank">Picattoo</a>. Picture tattoos, if you didn&#39;t get it the first time. Not permanently, of course (unless you&#39;re certifiable) but at least you&#39;ll have a longer time to think about it.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/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"> Fun with 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>The novel idea here, though, is the Picattoo or picture tattoos offered by the website. If you&#39;ve ever commissioned a tatto you would know that the more colours your tattoo has, the more expensive it is. A Picattoo offers two benefits - colours and non-permanence.</p> <p>US$14.99 (RM54) for a set of 12 tattoos doesn&#39;t seem too bad to be honest and is perhaps a way to liven up events or add personalised touches to say, weddings or baby showers.</p> <p>If tattoos aren&#39;t your thing, then perhaps you can try standard photobooks. The same company also launched a service called Fastbook, which offers premium quality photo books of your favourite Instagram shots.</p> <p>We do caution, however, that maybe even a temporary tattoo of your cat would not look so great on your forehead.</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/top-ten">Best 10 smartphones</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://thenextweb.com/creativity/2015/01/21/transform-instagram-photos-mini-tattoos-pocket-printed-albums/" 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" title="Ink361 makes temporary tattoos out of your Instagram pics" alt="Ink361 makes temporary tattoos out of your Instagram pics" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ink361.jpg?1421911094" /> </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/ink361-makes-temporary-tattoos-out-your-instagram-pics/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/ink361-makes-temporary-tattoos-out-your-instagram-pics/news#comments Apps and Games Instagram Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:18:15 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1458212 at http://www.stuff.tv Never miss a good Tweet again with new update http://www.stuff.tv/my/twitter/never-miss-good-tweet-again-new-update/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Twitter is doing an &#039;in case you missed it&#039; with its service, which is reassuring for Tweet-addicts </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="Never miss a good Tweet again with new update" alt="Never miss a good Tweet again with new update" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ICYMI.jpg?1421898552" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Twitter wants to make sure you never miss an update, which is a big change from its earlier plans to do a Facebook and curate Twitter feeds. How will it do that? It is encouraging a new feature called Recaps. The feature will be pushed out to iOS Twitter apps, with Android and Web updates coming soon.</p> <p>The mechanism is simple - when you login, Twitter will push a summary of top Tweets and tag them &quot;While you were away&quot;.</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"> Keeping you coming back </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>Depending on who you follow on Twitter, the sheer amount of Tweets can be overwhelming especially for people who do not have the time to separate those they follow into lists.</p> <p>This is a way for Twitter to curate Tweets in a way, but in a way that is a little less intrusive than Facebook&#39;s forcing you to have to visit individual pages to see all the posts from a single person.</p> <p>Still there&#39;s no telling whether Twitter might eventually go the way of Facebook and aggressively curate people&#39;s newsfeeds, perhaps as a means to lessen server lag.</p> <p>Twitter has had to fend off the challenges of services like Instagram, that has fast begun to overtake Twitter&#39;s popularity as a sharing platform. And an effective monetisation strategy that doesn&#39;t rile up its users has still been elusive, but what is obvious is that Twitter&#39;s not going to go anywhere for a while at least.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Apple Watch hands-on</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://blog.twitter.com/2015/while-you-were-away-0" target="_blank">Twitter</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="Never miss a good Tweet again with new update" alt="Never miss a good Tweet again with new update" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/twitter_backdrop.jpg?1421898552" /> </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/twitter/never-miss-good-tweet-again-new-update/news#comments Apps and Games iOS apps Twitter Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:49:13 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1458195 at http://www.stuff.tv Instagram calls on Android users to beta test next update http://www.stuff.tv/my/instagram-calls-android-users-beta-test-next-update/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you fancy upping the ante on your selfies before everyone else, why not? </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="Instagram calls on Android users to beta test next update" alt="Instagram calls on Android users to beta test next update" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/instagram_01.jpg?1421812322" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Calling all Instagram users on Android: Facebook wants you to test the new version of the app as beta testers. Just agree to replace your current app with the beta version and sign over your soul. We&#39;re kidding about the last bit, but it really is as easy as joining the <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/instagram-for-android-beta-testers">Google Group</a> for Instagram testers and you&#39;re good to go.</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"> Early adopter risks </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 does caution you not to share the app without written permission, though it&#39;s highly likely the APK file will still make it to the Interwebs anyhow.</p> <p>The pull of the beta testing app is the chance to help make your favourite app better and, for those into that kind of thing, bragging rights.</p> <p>Just in case the app isn&#39;t working for you, you can still just delete the app and resume using the same old public release app that everyone else is using. But where&#39;s the fun in that?</p> <p>As to why iOS users aren&#39;t in on the beta testing goodness, we suspect it has something to do with Apple&#39;s own guidelines.</p> <p>So what are you waiting for, Android Instagrammers? Just <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/instagram-for-android-beta-testers" target="_blank">join the Google group</a> and follow the steps given.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/six-best-comic-reader-apps/feature" target="_blank">Best comic reader apps</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://venturebeat.com/2015/01/20/instagram-invites-android-users-to-beta-test-new-features/" target="_blank">Venturebeat</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="Instagram calls on Android users to beta test next update" alt="Instagram calls on Android users to beta test next update" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/instagram_02.jpg?1421812322" /> </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/instagram-calls-android-users-beta-test-next-update/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/instagram-calls-android-users-beta-test-next-update/news#comments Apps and Games Instagram Wed, 21 Jan 2015 03:52:03 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1458123 at http://www.stuff.tv Sid Meier goes to space again with Starships http://www.stuff.tv/my/sid-meier-goes-space-again-starships/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The game is a followup to Civilization: Beyond Earth. Hopefully, it&#039;s a little less boring </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="Sid Meier goes to space again with Starships" alt="Sid Meier goes to space again with Starships" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/side%20meiers%20starships.jpg?1421731322" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While the notion of <em>Civilization</em> in space seemed cool, <em>Civilization:Beyond Earth </em>was a good concept but with a delivery that wasn&#39;t quite as exciting as we&#39;d expected. Still, its sales must have been good enough that Sid Meier is setting another game in the <em>Beyond Earth</em> universe: <em>Starships</em>.</p> <p>The premise is that on receiving a distress signal from the vast beyond of space, intrepid explorers journey forth on spaceships.</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"> Turn-based space exploration </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 latest announcement is a little light on the details. All that&#39;s certain is the game will be out in 2015 and will be available for the PC, Mac and iPad. No details about Android availability as yet, though you never know as 2k did make&nbsp;<em>XCOM: Enemy Within</em>&nbsp;available for Android. It&#39;s not as before when chances were slim that big titles would take a long time to trickle down to Android tables.</p> <p>Good news is, though, that if you already own&nbsp;<em>Beyond Earth</em>, 2K is promising some cross-connectivity between the game and&nbsp;<em>Starships</em>. There&#39;ll be exploration, tech trees, tactical battles...though to be honest, why would you go for this when you have games such as&nbsp;<em>Endless Space</em>&nbsp;and<em>&nbsp;Sins of a Solar Empire</em>&nbsp;to play with already?</p> <p>The people working on it include a small team from Firaxis and Meier himself. Let&#39;s hope that this is more&nbsp;<em>Civilization IV</em>&nbsp;than&nbsp;<em>Spore</em>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-and-instagram-updates-their-apps-more-photo-features/news">Facebook and Instagram updates your selfie-fu</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.gamespot.com/articles/firaxis-reveals-new-interstellar-strategy-game-sid/1100-6424728/" target="_blank">Gamespot</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/6FsHpNiz-4M" 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/sid-meier-goes-space-again-starships/news#comments Apps and Games Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:03:12 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1458053 at http://www.stuff.tv These are the only photo-editing apps you'll ever need for your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/perfect-10-these-are-only-iphone-photo-editing-apps-you-need-2015/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10/10. Would use again to make photos taken by the iPhone even more awesome </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="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apps.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know the iPhone&rsquo;s camera is consistently capable, better than the rest with very little effort.</p> <p class="p2">The hardware already delivers, so how about a little software to make it all go a little farther? We&rsquo;ve delivered way beyond. Here are 10 apps to make your iPhotos even more spectacular.</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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SKRWT (US$1.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong> If a perfectly symmetrical face is the standard for beauty, it also makes sense that a perfectly symmetrical photo is too. Smartphone camera lenses tend to distort the lines of your photo, resulting in slightly warped images that&rsquo;s off-putting to the professional viewer&rsquo;s eye. If perfect perspective is what you&rsquo;re after, SKRWT offers it up to you on a silver platter of grid lines and easily controlled toggles.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Extra costs:</strong> None. What you see is what you get. Frankly, it&rsquo;s also everything you need. Pretty straight to the point, huh?</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Why you should download it:</strong> You can turn fisheye photos back into normal ones. Pretty close to magic if you ask us.</p> <p class="p3"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/skrwt/id834248867?mt=8" target="_blank">Get SKRWT here</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="SKRWT" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/skrwt.png?1421658742" /> </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"> Fused (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><strong>What can you do with it:&nbsp;</strong>Just like its name suggests, you can layer images (and video) on top of one another to create artsy masterpieces. Just like how we Fused the Eiffel tower with the inside of Singapore&rsquo;s Pan Pacific hotel, creating a conversation of modern vs classic architecture (or something like that).</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;It&rsquo;s not one of those pay-to-unlock-the-real-functions-of-the-app apps. However, all images that you create with this app come with a watermark. In order to remove said watermark and leave people guessing about your photoshop prowess, you will have to share the app with a friend.</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:</strong>&nbsp;Have you not marveled at our thought-provoking visual interpretation of the passing trends of architecture?</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/fused-double-exposure-video/id869117407?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Fused here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="720" height="720" title="Fused" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_1081.JPG?1421658742" /> </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="Fused1" alt="These are the only iPhone photo-editing apps you need for ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fused.png?1421658742" /> </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"> Afterlight (US$0.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong> Unlike the other apps, it doesn&rsquo;t come with any preset filters. Instead, it offers you intimate controls into the different aspects of a photograph. Aside from the usual exposure, brightness, and saturation controls, you also get to tweak highlight-, mid-, and shadow tones to allow certain colours to pop.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Extra costs:</strong> There are no additional control packs to buy which is great because there&rsquo;s already plenty provided.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Why you should download it: </strong>Every little tweak goes a long way into making your photo vastly different from the original. Tap and hold the photo to get a glimpse of the original. You&rsquo;ll be surprised at how much better your edit looks even if you feel like you didn&rsquo;t change much.</p> <p class="p3"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/afterlight/id573116090?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Afterlight here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Afterlight " alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/afterlight.png?1421658742" /> </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"> Over (US$1.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:&nbsp;</strong>If you&rsquo;re a fan of Tumblr-type photos, Over is the app for you. It allows you to add text and illustrations over your photos to personalise them. Feel free to move them around the photo, resize them and even adjust the additional artwork&rsquo;s opacity. Digital doodles essentially without your actual lack of artistry shining through and ruining it all.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;There are enough fonts and artwork for you to fill in your photos with. But should you crave more, individual packs start from US$0.99 while the big bundle with 15 fonts and 14 art packs costs US$4.99.</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:</strong>&nbsp;So your photos will be liked and re-posted into eternity. Besides digital doodles have to be way better than anything your digits can scrawl.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/over/id535811906?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Over here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Over " alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_1121.JPG?1421658742" /> </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="Over it" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/over.png?1421658742" /> </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"> VSCO Cam (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><strong>What can you do with it:</strong>&nbsp;The question should be &ldquo;What can&rsquo;t you do with it?&rdquo; It&rsquo;s a self sustaining photography community where you can take photos direct from the app, edit and then share them.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;The essentials are preloaded. But should you want more filters, or rather presets as they&rsquo;re alternatively named here, you got to purchase them by collections which start from US$0.99 and go up to US$6.99 for the Limited Edition one (a steal considering it has 16 packs).</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:</strong>&nbsp;Its minimalist interface is so clean that users might not know what to do with it from the get-go. But once you&rsquo;ve gotten the hang of it, it&rsquo;s so hip it hurts and Instagram is just amateur in comparison. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/vsco-cam/id588013838?mt=8" target="_blank">Get VSCO Cam here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="VSCO Cam" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vsco%20cam.png?1421658742" /> </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"> Slow Shutter Cam (US$0.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:&nbsp;</strong>Who says you can&rsquo;t perform DSLR-worthy tricks with your iPhone? If capturing light trails and motion blur is what you&rsquo;re after, all you need is this app, and well, surgeon&rsquo;s hands if you don&#39;t have a tripod. It has specific settings for motion blur, low light, and light trail, so you can really get into the finer details of the particular shot you&rsquo;re after.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;None, the app has everything you already need. You&rsquo;ll just need to cough up for a tripod for the best results.</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:</strong>&nbsp;How else can you turn boring photos of light into the most trippy, streaked photos with just your phone? And you can see the effects taking place in real time so you decide when enough is enough.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/slow-shutter-cam/id357404131?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Slow Shutter Cam here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Slow Shutter Cam " alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/slow%20shutter%20cam.png?1421658742" /> </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"> Hipstamatic (US$1.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:&nbsp;</strong>It&rsquo;s kind of like before smartphones existed and gave photography a lot more thought. Where&rsquo;s the fun in knowing what you&rsquo;re getting? Hipstamatic puts the joyful unpredictability of analog photography back into your smartphone; switch different lenses, flashes, and films to get the perfect combination. Don&rsquo;t worry, you can still take another photo at no cost, just of your battery life&rsquo;s.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;You get a starter pack of lenses, films, and flashes which will allow you plenty of fun time. But you&rsquo;re bound to get bored and seek out more variety. And when you do, they come in themed packs consisting of different elements at just US$0.99.</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:&nbsp;</strong>Don&rsquo;t you miss the analog experience? This is as close as you can get to its very unpredictable nature without having to waste money developing film.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/hipstamatic/id342115564?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Hipstamatic here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Hipstamatic" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hipstamatic_1.png?1421658742" /> </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="So hip it hurts" alt="These are the only iPhone photo-editing apps you need for ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hipstamatic1.png?1421658742" /> </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"> Facetune (US$3.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong>&nbsp;For the perfect portrait photo, Facetune offers up a range of tweaks to subtly enhance your subject&rsquo;s appearance. And it&rsquo;s ridiculously easy to use to remove eye bags, smooth out fine lines and brighten appearances. Just zoom in and use your finger to rub away flaws.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:&nbsp;</strong>There are no add-ons required. The app already has everything from a whiten tool (for that magical dental touch) to a reshape tool (for instant face slimming).</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:&nbsp;</strong>Because cosmetic products can take so long to take effect, while Facetune makes you look younger in seconds.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/facetune/id606310581?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Facetune here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Facetune " alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facetune.png?1421658742" /> </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"> AverageCam Pro (S$0.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong>&nbsp;The biggest selling point of this app is that it allows you to take a number of pictures (1-128) over a period of time for longer exposure shots. You can adjust the interval between shots to get even longer exposure.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;None. It&rsquo;s a one trick pony but it&rsquo;s a very well-trained one trick pony.</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:&nbsp;</strong>It&rsquo;s fantastic for shooting star and light trails, and even motion. Only thing is you would probably need a tripod for the best results.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/average-camera-pro/id415577873?mt=8" target="_blank">Get AverageCam Pro here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="AverageCam Pro" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/averagecam%20pro.jpg?1421658742" /> </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"> Mextures (US$1.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong> Mextures boasts that there are 130 different &ldquo;textures&rdquo; to tastefully layer your photo in. You can choose how those textures blend and further tweak their respective exposure, saturation, and temperature levels, just to name a few. If you chance upon the perfect formula, you can save it to apply the same treatment to another photo the next time.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Extra costs:</strong> None. That&rsquo;s probably the best part about it. You don&rsquo;t have to pay any extra to unlock filters. All 130 are available for just US$1.99. What a steal.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Why you should download it:</strong> There&rsquo;s virtually no limit to the things you can do with the endless combination and permutations of effects. We&rsquo;d advise against using more than three layers at any one time before the returns flatline.</p> <p class="p3"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/mextures/id650415564?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Mextures here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Mextures " alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mextures.png?1421658742" /> </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/apple/perfect-10-these-are-only-iphone-photo-editing-apps-you-need-2015/feature#comments Apple Apps and Games iOS apps iPhone & iPad Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:28:31 +0000 Elissa Loi 1457969 at http://www.stuff.tv 10 of the best puzzle games for Android http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/10-best-puzzle-games-android/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Work out your noggin with this hand-picked selection of brain-sweating titles </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="1037" height="778" title="10 of the best puzzle games for Android" alt="10 of the best puzzle games for Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/monument-valley-main.jpg?1421718404" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There&#39;s more to mobile gaming than decapitating zombies, shooting aliens and driving endlessly round a track.</p> <p>Sometimes it&#39;s good to get the old synapses firing.Keep them fresh, keep them busy, and you&#39;ll be sharp when you hit your twilight years.</p> <p>Or, you know, just play them because they&#39;re tonnes of fun.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here&#39;s a selection of some of our favourite Android puzzlers for you to wrap your heads around:</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"> Where&#039;s My Water? </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>Poor old Swampy - a peaceful, chilled-out alligator, he just wants a nice hot shower. Unfortunately the dastardly Cranky has mucked around with the pipes, meaning you&#39;ll need to put your grey matter to good use helping the water on its way. That&#39;s easier said than done: between each pool of water and Swampy&#39;s tub lie all manner of hazards including poisonous acid, algae and bombs. Where&#39;s My Water? is a beautifully made puzzler, with endearing characters, plenty of variety and a nicely judged learning curve. It has so far spawned four spin-offs and a sequel, with the Mickey Mouse-starring Where&#39;s My Mickey? being our favourite.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Download <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disney.WMW&amp;hl=en_GB" target="_blank">Where&#39;s My Water</a>? (RM6.50)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rgv18mHmGQE" 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 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"> Threes! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like all the best puzzle games, Threes! is built on brilliantly simple mechanics: in an attempt to clear a 4x4 grid, you merge numbered cards by sliding them into each other, but (with a couple of exceptions) only matched numbers will combine &ndash; and when they do, they become a single tile with the combined value of their constituents. OK, so maybe we&rsquo;ve made it sound more complicated than it really is, but once you&rsquo;ve tried it, its crack-like addictiveness will grip your heart. The perfect &ldquo;play for two minutes at a time&rdquo; game, and its music and visuals are lovely icing on the cake.</p> <p><strong>Download <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=vo.threes.exclaim&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Threes</a>! (RM7.09)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YonTc2jLXEA" 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 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"> The Room Two </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 Room Two is of the finest puzzle games our fingers have ever had the pleasure of swiping around. The game throws you into various rooms, many of which have a beautiful Victoria steampunk-esque feel to them. Each one has a series of puzzles ranging from kick-starting old machinery to manipulating levers and secret switches to reveal clues, keys and other items which will ultimately help you escape each section. It&#39;s simple in concept, but incredibly tough to crack, and will keep you occupied for a good few solid hours</p> <p><strong>Download <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.FireproofStudios.TheRoom2&amp;hl=en_GB" target="_blank">The Room Two</a> (RM8.99)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CbGaddIZzVs" 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 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"> Trainyard </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 Trainyard, the aim is simply to get trains to goal stations of the same colour, by drawing tracks and tapping Start. There&rsquo;s no time-limit, so you can waste as much time as a typical train operator. But it gets fiendish without you realising; before you know it, you&rsquo;re merging and splitting trains, routing round rocks, and grappling with a spaghetti heap of track to stop trains colliding.</p> <p>Also check out the free <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noodlecake.trainyardexpress&amp;hl=en_GB">Trainyard Express</a> (in theory a demo for this one, but actually including loads more puzzles) and the similar and equally impressive <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.badcrane.rgbexpress&amp;hl=en">RGB Express</a>.</p> <p><strong>Download<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noodlecake.trainyard&amp;hl=en">Trainyard</a>&nbsp;(RM9.03)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QQImpDfcF14&lt;" 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 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"> Monument Valley </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 fell in love with Monument Valley the second we first stepped foot into its abstract Escher-eque universe. Players are thrust into the shoes of a silent princess who must traverse impossible monuments by dragging and spinning around various features of each level. there&#39;s a lot of clever perspective trickery at play, and the level design is absolutely stunning. So much so, in fact, that there&#39;s a built-in screenshot feature, which we&#39;ve used to create some snazzy wallpapers.</p> <p><strong>Download <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ustwo.monumentvalley&amp;hl=en_GB" target="_blank">Monument Valley</a> (RM13)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wC1jHHF_Wjo" 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 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"> Hitman GO </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 admit &lsquo;adorable&rsquo; is probably not the first word that leaps to mind when thinking about assassins, but Hitman GO is very adorable indeed. It&rsquo;s a turn-based puzzle take on the award-winning console series, with Agent 47 sneaking about clockwork-like dioramas. It works brilliantly, somehow even managing to echo its console-based cousin&rsquo;s tension and atmosphere.</p> <p><strong>Download&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.squareenixmontreal.hitmango&amp;hl=en_GB">Hitman GO</a>&nbsp;(RM13.15)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jz5FwcA2njc" 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 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"> Splice </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 most experimental and thoughtful puzzlers around, Splice has you arrange cells to fit a target structure, based around binary trees. Cells are dragged into place, and automatically rearrange themselves when spliced, depending on how many fellows are attached. Initially, it confounds, but when this one clicks, you&rsquo;ll be hooked. Watch out for some devious levels later on.</p> <p><strong>Download&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cipherprime.splice&amp;hl=en_GB">Splice</a>&nbsp;(RM9.85)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Q3A86k2x6_E" 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 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"> Strata </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 elegant game is all about swiping coloured ribbons across a grid that contains coloured squares. The aim is to pattern-match by strategically swiping in a certain order. Earlier levels are dead simple, with basic two-by-two grids; by the time you hit five-by-fives, you&rsquo;ll be tearing your hair out, even if you&rsquo;ve figured out some patterns to success.</p> <p><strong>Download&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.graveck.stratapremium&amp;hl=en">Strata</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0u9gb_srhfw" 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 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"> World of Goo </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 hyperbole to say World of Goo isn&rsquo;t just a fantastic puzzler, but one of the best games from the past decade. It centres around sentient goo, which you use to build structures. This enables any remaining goo to find their way to the pipe that takes them to goo heaven. In less talented hands, this would have been a typically cartoonish saccharine puzzle game; but 2D Boy&rsquo;s title is infused with melancholy, a beautiful narrative, bizarre and surreal artwork, and an engaging, atmospheric soundtrack. It&rsquo;s a true classic.</p> <p><strong>Download&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.twodboy.worldofgoofull&amp;hl=en_GB">World of Goo</a>&nbsp;(RM15.99)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uiCm88Me_3U" 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 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"> Joining Hands 2 </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 might not be the most challenging game on this list, but Joining Hands 2 is sweet and addictive. The aim is to connect multi-limbed Peabins so they&rsquo;re all holding hands. That would be simple if not for the rigid hexagonal grid structure that&rsquo;s peppered with obstacles. Throughout, new characters with unique powers are introduced, and if you enjoy the title, the <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mythpeople.joininghands">first game in the series</a> is equally good.</p> <p><strong>Download&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.the10tons.joininghands2&amp;hl=en">Joining Hands 2</a>&nbsp;(RM10.87)</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">These are the top 10 best smartphones in the world</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/LgQDUv4wLz8" 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/10-best-puzzle-games-android/feature#comments Android Android games Apps and Games Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:38:59 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1457948 at http://www.stuff.tv AI learns how to suck less at Super Mario World by listening to you http://www.stuff.tv/my/ai-learns-how-suck-less-super-mario-world-listening-you/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You can teach the AI to play. And pave the way to a smart AI that&#039;ll become your future overlord </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="AI learns how to suck less at Super Mario World by listening to you" alt="AI learns how to suck less at Super Mario World by listening to you" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mario%20AI%20slide_0.jpg?1421657961" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The University of Tubingen in Germany&#39;s computer science department has come up with a study dubbed &quot;Mario Lives! An Adaptive Learning AI Approach for Generating a Living and Conversing Mario Agent.&quot; We&#39;ll interpret that as &quot;We&#39;re finding a reason to play Mario for science.&quot;</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"> Mario, talk to me! </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 exactly does this work? Basically, researchers feed information to the AI, using a rather fun verbal communication. In the video, you can hear the researcher telling the AI things to which the AI will respond.</p> <p>While it&#39;s not likely you&#39;ll be able to fire up Mario and have it attain high scores all by itself, this does mean that the possible applications of this could be extended to other games. It&#39;d be great to see, for instance, AIs that would progressively get smarter as a game goes on, adapting to you and proving more challenging.</p> <p>Or being able to teach your ingame protagonist to automatically do things - so you can munch popcorn while your programmed AI kills all the dragons for you.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/10-best-puzzle-games-android/feature">10 of the best Android puzzles</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/18/mario-ai/?utm_source=Feed_Classic_Full&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Engadget&amp;?ncid=rss_full&amp;utm_reader=feedly" target="_blank">Engadget</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/AplG6KnOr2Q" 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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ai-learns-how-suck-less-super-mario-world-listening-you/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/ai-learns-how-suck-less-super-mario-world-listening-you/news#comments Apps and Games Mon, 19 Jan 2015 04:03:08 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1457946 at http://www.stuff.tv Instagram unfiltered: 10 great features nobody showed you earlier http://www.stuff.tv/my/instagram-unfiltered-10-features-you-need-know-about/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All killer, no filter </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="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Instagram.png?1422433130" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Isn&rsquo;t Instagram just about slapping filters onto your photos and then checking back in to see how many likes you&#39;ve managed to acquire?</p> <p class="p1">Nope, it isn&rsquo;t. There&rsquo;s more to Instagram than meets the eye, especially with its latest update. And we&rsquo;ve kindly poked around the nooks and crannies of Instagram to help you make the most of all the functions that are at your disposal.</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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Manage your filters </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&rsquo;s latest update adds five new filters to your shady repertoire. But with so many filters at your disposal, it can be a little difficult to keep track of them all. So now, not only do the filters come with a little blurry preview of the treatment your photo can expect to receive, you can also manage your filters for easier Instagram-ing.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Make it happen</strong>: You can reorganise your filters directly on the filter list. Tap and drag to rearrange or hide the ones you don&rsquo;t use at all so you don&rsquo;t have to swipe through the lot to find your favourite filter. Scroll right to the end of your filters and you&rsquo;ll see Manage Filters hidden right at the end. Tap on it to bring up the whole list of filters to re-enable those you&#39;ve hidden if you experience any regret.</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="Manage your filters" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/filter%20management.png?1422433130" /> </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="Manage your filters" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/manage.png?1422433130" /> </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"> 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"> Using Instagram Direct </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>Bet you have always noticed that little inbox icon in the top right hand corner of your Instagram feed, but never bothered finding out what it&rsquo;s for. It&rsquo;s okay, we&rsquo;re here to unravel the mystery for you. It&rsquo;s the key to a little-used function called Instagram Direct.</p> <p><strong>Make it happen:</strong>&nbsp;If you&rsquo;ve got a photo you&rsquo;d like to share with a select few, activate Instagram Direct instead of sharing it with all your followers. When Instagram-ing, do the usual (select photo, edit, and share). Instead of sharing to Followers, tap Direct instead and select those in on the joke. After which, you can see who has viewed the shared photo, liked, or commented on it.</p> <p>You can also view the conversation unfolding in real time if you&#39;ve nothing better to do but stare at your phone all day.</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="Using Instagram Direct" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Instag%20Direct.png?1422433130" /> </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="Using Instagram Direct" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/doggie.png?1422433130" /> </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"> Refusing Instagram Direct </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Of course, not everyone wants to be a part of this group activity. You can see what you&rsquo;re a part of by tapping that folder icon again. If there&rsquo;s anything you refuse to be part of, you can exit the conversation gracefully.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Make it happen:</strong> Tap on said conversation, then tap on the icon next to the comment bar to bring up the options relevant to this feature. You can choose to either Ignore posts or Hide this post. The former stops you from receiving direct requests from a particular person while the latter allows you to exit without the sender finding out that anything&#39;s amiss because the photo will still reflect your presence in the group. </p> <p class="p1">If you&rsquo;re feeling particularly evil, you could also report it as inappropriate.</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="Refusing Instagram Direct" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bye.png?1422433130" /> </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="Refusing Instagram Direct" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ignore.png?1422433130" /> </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"> Playing with perspective </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 new update, Instagram has added a myriad of ways to tweak your photo into looking better than it actually does. Besides the obvious filters, you can go into detailed tools to play around with aspects like Contrast, Vignette, and Shadows, just to state a few. But the most underrated has to be Adjust.</p> <p><strong>Make it happen:</strong>&nbsp;Tapping on it automatically straightens your photo. It doesn&rsquo;t just allow you to rotate your photo, it also allows you to play with perspective, both vertical and horizontal, for a more interesting angle. Because who cares about properly straight photos anyway? It&#39;s all about expressing yourself artistically.</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="Playing with perspective" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tilty.png?1422433130" /> </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="Playing with perspective" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/adjust.png?1422433130" /> </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"> Photo mapping </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&rsquo;s the point of geotagging a photo, you ask? To populate your photo map, of course, and also so you don&#39;t have to answer repetitive questions about where you drank that particularly artistic-looking latte..</p> <p>It&rsquo;s also a good way of seeing what a location has to offer, or find the perfect spot to recreate an Instagram moment. Just think of it as Google Maps with a better-looking street view.</p> <p><strong>Make it happen:</strong>&nbsp;Simply go to any user&rsquo;s account (especially those travel-related ones) and hit the geotag icon to see where people have been. Do note though that there are profiles without photo maps either due to their privacy settings or their lack of geotagging activity. If you want to selectively hide your own travel activity, you can access your own photo map and deselect certain photos.</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="Photo mapping" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/photo%20mapping.png?1422433130" /> </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="Photo mapping" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/geogphotos.png?1422433130" /> </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"> Untag yourself </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, much like Facebook, is a largely public domain. However, Instagram, unlike Facebook, doesn&#39;t allow you to limit access of your profile for different lists of people. And sometimes you really don&rsquo;t want to be tagged in someone&rsquo;s photos because your boss is following you and you were supposed to be at home sick. Or at least that&rsquo;s what you told HR.</p> <p><strong>Make it happen:</strong>&nbsp;Before he realises, head over to the last icon on your profile which will bring up all photos that you&rsquo;ve been tagged in on Instagram and tap on the offending snap. Then tap on the (...) icon to bring up Photo Options and select Hide from My Profile or Remove Me from Photo if you want to destroy all evidence.</p> <p>If you want to have more control and prevent awkward situations from happening, you can hit the gear icon to approve future tagged photos.</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="Untag yourself" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Untag.png?1422433130" /> </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"> Layer your filters </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You might be able to adjust the intensity of your chosen filter, but sometimes one (even at 100%) isn&rsquo;t enough for you. If you&#39;re too lazy to edit it via another app, you can layer filters onto the same photo within Instagram itself.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Make it happen: </strong>Put your phone in Airplane mode. Then add a filter as usual. But when you try to upload it, it will obviously fail and automatically saved to your camera roll. And then you can slap as many filters you want as many times as you want on the same photo that&rsquo;s already been filtered to death.</p> <p class="p1">Just remember to &#39;x&#39; it all from your feed later.&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="567" height="425" title="Layer your filters" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/layer%20filter.png?1422433130" /> </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="Layer your filters" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/meowmix.png?1422433130" /> </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"> Righting wrongs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sometimes when you&rsquo;re in a rush to get your Instagram post up as instantly as possible, you make a typo in your caption or mistag a place. But don&rsquo;t worry, your mistakes don&rsquo;t have to live on forever in your Instagram feed. There&rsquo;s a way back from clumsy finger condemnation.</p> <p><strong>Make it happen:</strong>&nbsp;Tap on the photo that you want to edit the information of, and then tap on the (...) icon. Hit Edit and then correct those mistakes. The Internet is pretty forgiving these days, unless someone has already screenshot your mistakes.</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="Righting wrongs" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/edit.png?1422433130" /> </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"> Jogging your memory </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>Maybe you&rsquo;re trying to tell a friend about a great photo you saw and liked, but you can&rsquo;t remember whose photo it was thanks to your ailing memory. It&rsquo;s okay, Instagram remembers when you can&rsquo;t.</p> <p><strong>Make it happen:</strong>&nbsp;The last icon from the left (...) lets you bring up your Options sidebar. From there, you can tap on Posts You&rsquo;ve Liked to bring up all the photos you have liked. As far as we can tell, it dates back to a good 15 weeks ago unless you&rsquo;re a serial liker.</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="Jogging your memory" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/likes.png?1422433130" /> </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"> 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"> Find people to follow </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 already sick of all the accounts you&rsquo;re following and are in need of fresh photo blood, you don&rsquo;t have to rely on the search icon to bring up random followers (although that&rsquo;s also a good place to begin). If you&rsquo;re seeking something less random, there might be friends who are on Instagram that you haven&rsquo;t realised yet.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Make it happen:</strong> Again, hit the Options sidebar and then Find People to Follow. It will offer you suggestions based on your Facebook or phone contacts. You can hit Follow All for convenience or scan through the ones with more interesting feeds based on the preview of four photos for each account. &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="567" height="425" title="Find people to follow" alt="Instagram unfiltered: 10 features that are hiding in plain sight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/findey.png?1422433130" /> </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="750" height="1334" title="Find people to follow" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wowww.png?1422433130" /> </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"> Be shocked by the great Instagram exposé </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"> Nobody told you Instagram had these 10 secret features </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/instagram-unfiltered-10-features-you-need-know-about/feature#comments Apps and Games Instagram Smartphones Wed, 14 Jan 2015 03:33:04 +0000 Elissa Loi 1457563 at http://www.stuff.tv Google releases iOS version of Google Chrome Remote Desktop http://www.stuff.tv/my/chrome-os/google-releases-ios-version-google-chrome-remote-desktop/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forget expensive VNC programs - just get Chrome and you can control your PC from wherever you are </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="Google releases iOS version of Google Chrome Remote Desktop" alt="Google releases iOS version of Google Chrome Remote Desktop" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chrome%20vnc%20.jpg?1421142786" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cross-platform goodness is something you have to appreciate about Google. It&#39;s just recently released the Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS, allowing you to control your PC, Mac or Linux machine from your iPhone or iOS. This is pretty nifty considering a lot of similar remote control apps aren&#39;t exactly cheap for the functionality that Google is giving away for free.</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"> Your PC, anywhere </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>Why this app would be useful? For tech support, of course. Imagine being able to troubleshoot a friend&#39;s PC without actually needing to be there. Or your mother&#39;s. Or your boss&#39;. You get the drift.</p> <p>While the app is not quite as powerful or as feature-rich as similar apps, you can&#39;t beat the great price of free. The cross-platform capability and the ability to troubleshoot via Google Hangouts make the experience far less of a hassle as compared to the need to install various other software.</p> <p>The downside of this? Is not being able to fake it if you&#39;re working from home and claiming to have &#39;PC issues&#39;. (We suggest blaming your Internet router instead(</p> <p>If you&#39;re keen to try the app out, just download the app for free from the<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/chrome-remote-desktop/id944025852?ls=1&amp;mt=8" target="_blank"> App Store</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-outs-another-app-time-it-s-your-groups/news" target="_blank">Facebook&#39;s Groups app stands alone</a><br />[Source: <a href="http://www.tuaw.com/2015/01/12/google-chrome-remote-desktop-for-ios-remotely-control-your-comp/?ncid=rss_truncated" target="_blank">TUAW</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="Google releases iOS version of Google Chrome Remote Desktop" alt="Google releases iOS version of Google Chrome Remote Desktop" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/chrome%20vnc%2002.jpg?1421142786" /> </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/chrome-os/google-releases-ios-version-google-chrome-remote-desktop/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/chrome-os/google-releases-ios-version-google-chrome-remote-desktop/news#comments Apps and Games Chrome OS Google Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:52:31 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1457499 at http://www.stuff.tv Can’t win at Mario Kart 8, Watch_Dogs or Titanfall? Adopt these tricks http://www.stuff.tv/my/can-t-win-mario-kart-8-watchdogs-or-titanfall-adopt-these-tricks/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Believe it, Doralin Kelly’s a gamer. How else would she know about these hidden secrets in these games? </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="Can’t win at Mario Kart 8, Watch_Dogs or Titanfall? Adopt these tricks" alt="Can’t win at Mario Kart 8, Watch_Dogs or Titanfall? Adopt these tricks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Watch_Dogs%20main.jpg?1421132744" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Mario Kart 8. Watch_Dogs. Titanfall. Three great games that didn&rsquo;t take me long to master.&nbsp;You can do it too.</p> <p dir="ltr">How? Through gaming hacks. Okay, that&rsquo;s slightly exaggerated. It&rsquo;s really small secrets that you never knew existed in these games. Use this powerful knowledge to destroy your friends in a Mario Kart 8 race, go on an Easter Egg hunt in Watch_Dogs and/or Titanfall.</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/doralin-kelly" title="View user profile.">Doralin Kelly</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"> Mario Kart 8 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Nail a perfect starting boost</strong><br />Start all your races with a turbo boost by punching the accelerator at the right moment before the race begins. Here&rsquo;s how to get the timing just right: hit the accelerator right as the number 2 countdown reaches the bottom of its drop. But remember, this means your rivals will start the race with better power ups!</p> <p><strong>Unlock gold kart parts</strong><br />Want to roll up to the finish line in a blinged out kart? Here&rsquo;s what you need to do to unlock these solid gold kart parts.</p> <p dir="ltr">Get 54 points or more to get at least 1 star on every 150cc and Mirror Mode race for a Gold Standard Kart. To unlock Mirror Mode: earn a Gold Trophy for every Cup in the 150cc difficulty.</p> <p dir="ltr">Collect 10,000 coins to get a Gold Glider. Tip: Playing in multiplayer will give you the total amount of coins collected by all players in every race. Show me the money!</p> <p dir="ltr">To score a Gold Handle, use the Wii handle for 50/100 of your most recent stages. Finish off your pimped out ride with Gold Tires by beating all of the Time Trials Staff Ghosts.</p> <p dir="ltr">Other kart parts are unlocked every time you get 50 coins. At 1000 coins, total kart parts are unlocked every 100 coins.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/mario-kart-8/mario-kart-8/review">Mario Kart 8 review</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="Mario Kart 8" alt="Can’t win at Mario Kart 8, Watch_Dogs or Titanfall? Adopt these tricks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mario%20Kart%208.jpg?1421132744" /> </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"> Watch_Dogs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Lock and load with special weapons</strong><br />Stop 20 crimes and you land yourself a Chrome Revolver. Take down 10 criminal convoys to get a Destroyer Sniper Rifle. Completing 9 weapons trades missions will give you a Spec Ops Goblin Assault Rifle. As for the Wildfire Assault Rifle, unlock this by completing 6 mission persons cases.</p> <p dir="ltr">Scarface fans, this one&rsquo;s for you. Doing 17 QR codes unlocks the Gangster Tommy Gun.&nbsp;Say hello to my little friend!</p> <p><strong>Beat the Shell game</strong><br />Play the Shell game with the hustler. After he moves the cups around, pause the game before picking a cup. Access the options menu and turn the brightness up to 100 then unpause the game. Pause it again and for a split second you should be able to see the outline of the ball in one of the cups. Pick that cup to win the round.</p> <p><strong>Easter eggs</strong><br />Spot the Far Cry: Blood Dragon arcade cabinet in &lsquo;Grandma&rsquo;s Bulldog&rsquo; Act II, a reference to the DLC released for Far Cry 3.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">There&rsquo;s also an Assassin&rsquo;s Creed easter egg in Aiden&rsquo;s Bunker hideout Act II. Look out for a video log in which a kid plays through a scene in Assassin&rsquo;s Creed while his dad watches.</p> <p>In the &lsquo;Big Brother&rsquo; mission, check out Jack&rsquo;s room at the end of the hall to the left. There you can play with a Rayman: Raving Rabbids toy.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-4/watchdogs-preview/review">Watch_Dogs review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1020" height="531" title="Watch_Dogs" alt="Can’t win at Mario Kart 8, Watch_Dogs or Titanfall? Adopt these tricks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Watch_Dogs.jpg?1421132744" /> </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"> Titanfall </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>For the snipers</strong><br />You can land on a high-line sniping spot (you want the Longbow DMR Sniper for this) by ejecting from your Titan in maps like &lsquo;Here be Dragons&rsquo; and &lsquo;Angel City&rsquo;. Land on the cliffs in &lsquo;Here be Dragons&rsquo; and wall run the skyscrapers or other titans in &lsquo;Angel City&rsquo;.</p> <p><strong>Unlockable Titan Classes</strong><br />Unlock the three default classes of Titans to customise their loadouts. Atlas requires you to reach rank 10. Finish the IMC or Militia campaign to unlock Stryder and finish both the IMC and Militia campaigns to get to Ogre.</p> <p><strong>Easter eggs</strong><br />As a massive Star Wars fan, I can truly appreciate this one. One of the helmets worn by a Titanfall Pilot is inspired by Boba Fett&rsquo;s helmet. Yes. I approve.</p> <p dir="ltr">Titanfall shows some love for an artist and/or anime on the &lsquo;Angel City&rsquo; map where you can find a poster that says &ldquo;How Bout Apple Juice&rdquo; and &ldquo;KODAI&quot;.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/xbox-360/titanfall/review">Titanfall review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1920" height="1080" title="Titanfall" alt="Can’t win at Mario Kart 8, Watch_Dogs or Titanfall? Adopt these tricks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Titanfall.jpg?1421132744" /> </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/can-t-win-mario-kart-8-watchdogs-or-titanfall-adopt-these-tricks/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/can-t-win-mario-kart-8-watchdogs-or-titanfall-adopt-these-tricks/feature#comments Apps and Games Console games Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:03:44 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1457479 at http://www.stuff.tv Line's Stickers app is all about stickers and only stickers http://www.stuff.tv/my/lines-stickers-app-all-about-stickers-and-only-stickers/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rather than use the stickers with friends, you&#039;re expected to tag and share stickers with other people using the app. We&#039;re mystified </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="Line&#039;s Stickers app is all about stickers and only stickers" alt="Line&#039;s Stickers app is all about stickers and only stickers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/line_stickers.jpg?1421053085" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In all honesty, Line&#39;s popularity is squarely attributable to its stickers. Perhaps they bring out the four-year-olds in us who loved stickers and wanted to share them everywhere - on walls, on books, on placid pets. Now Line&#39;s dedicated a new app just for people to login and look at more stickers.</p> <p>The key difference? This time you&#39;ll be able to tag the stickers and then post your tags within the app. Your friends can then comment on your ever-so-witty tags and add their own tags to stickers.</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"> Better integration, please </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 you need to have the Line chat installed to have Line stickers work, there is no other functionality that crosses over to the original app. You can&#39;t, say, tag a sticker and then use it in your chat. Instead you can choose to buy the sticker pack you were messing about with. But the tags don&#39;t transfer over.</p> <p>Is this some insiduous means to get the sticker-addicted even more likely to buy stickers? Is this not-quite-customisable stickers app meant to create another way for Line users to hang out by fiddling with stickers? That seems to be intention as according to Line, more than 25,000 Creator&#39;s stickers and Line&#39;s own character stickers will be available.</p> <p>The process of finding a sticker is rather tedious - there isn&#39;t a simple ranking or listing of stickers (beside&#39;s Line&#39;s own stickers) and you have to search for stickers that will fit your particular need. Some of the stickers are geniunely nightmare-inducing - a leering smiling cactus (or we hope it&#39;s a cactus) leering at you in a come-hither manner for instance. Brr.</p> <p>Get the app for free on either <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.linecorp.linesticker" target="_blank">Google Play </a>or the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/line-stickers-funny-sticker/id934401986?mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a>. And if you figure out the point of the app, do drop us a line.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/2014-review-stories-matter-you/feature">2014: The stories that matter to you</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://official-blog.line.me/en/archives/1017201164.html" target="_blank">Line</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="Line&#039;s Stickers app is all about stickers and only stickers" alt="Line&#039;s Stickers app is all about stickers and only stickers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/line_stickers_2.jpg?1421053085" /> </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/lines-stickers-app-all-about-stickers-and-only-stickers/news#comments Apps and Games Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:57:29 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1457357 at http://www.stuff.tv