Apps and Games http://www.stuff.tv/my/apps-and-games/features en-MY Samsung kills ChatOn, nobody will miss it http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-kills-chaton-nobody-will-miss-it/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Despite claiming 100 million users are on the service, Samsung to discontinue the app by February </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="Samsung kills ChatOn, nobody will miss it" alt="Samsung kills ChatOn, nobody will miss it" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chat_on.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While its flagship Android devices usually get praise, Samsung&#39;s obsession with installing bloatware like the ChatOn app means you&#39;re stuck with crap apps you can&#39;t uninstall. The good news is that Samsung is no longer fooling itself about people using ChatOn and is killing off the app by Feb 1, 2015.</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"> Death to bloatware </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung&#39;s preinstalled apps cannot be removed from its phones, the exception being in Korea. <a href="http://www.strategyanalytics.com/default.aspx?mod=pressreleaseviewer&amp;a0=5500" target="_blank">A recent survey</a> showed that most Samsung S3 and S4 users spent barely any time on the preinstalled apps, prefering to use Google-related apps instead.</p> <p>With such fierce competition in the mid-to-high end smartphone space, Samsung should really consider toning down all the customisation it does to its Android UI phones.</p> <p>Despite Samsung&#39;s dreams of pushing its own mobile OS out, Android is still going to be in demand for a long while. When buyers can get stock Android&nbsp; from the likes of Motorola or at least put up with far better Android mods from the likes of OnePlus and Oppo, Samsung is shooting itself in the foot with bloated software no one wants or uses.</p> <p>Could this hail a time where Samsung finally makes its software live up to the promise of its hardware? We&#39;ll just have to wait and see.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/dropbox-adds-office-integration-its-mobile-apps/news" target="_blank">Dropbox offers Office integration</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/18/samsung-chaton-shutdown/" 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="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="Samsung kills ChatOn, nobody will miss it" alt="Samsung kills ChatOn, nobody will miss it" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/chat_on2.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-kills-chaton-nobody-will-miss-it/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-kills-chaton-nobody-will-miss-it/news#comments Apps and Games Samsung Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:44:27 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1455714 at http://www.stuff.tv Smart Unit will keep your luggage from vanishing into the Twilight Zone http://www.stuff.tv/my/say-goodbye-vanishing-luggage-smart-unit/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Keep tabs on where your luggage is all times with this smart tracker </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="574" height="574" title="Smart Unit will keep your luggage from vanishing into the Twilight Zone" alt="Smart Unit will keep your luggage from vanishing into the Twilight Zone" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cover.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It doesn&rsquo;t happen to everyone, but when it happens, it&rsquo;s a real pain. That&rsquo;s why Kickstarter project Smart Unit has quite an appeal.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/justin-choo" title="View user profile.">Justin Choo</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The battery in Smart Unit lasts about a week with one full charge, which should be sufficient to cover an unfortunate leg of your journey. If the worst happens and your luggage ends up on a different continent, Smart Unit will connect to any available GSM/GPRS networks to show its location once it lands.</p> <p>The Smart Unit is set to retail for US$99, although you can snag a &lsquo;very early bird&rsquo; unit for US$59. As of now there are still units available at their Kickstarter page. And if you&#39;re into that sort of thing, you can shell out US$139 for a Kickstarter edition.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1308484437/smart-unit-the-1st-anti-theft-luggage-tracker-in-t" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slashgear.com/smart-unit-keeps-tabs-on-luggage-shows-location-17359887/" target="_blank">Slashgear</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="371" title="Smart Unit will keep your luggage from vanishing into the Twilight Zone" alt="Smart Unit will keep your luggage from vanishing into the Twilight Zone" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/unit_0.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/say-goodbye-vanishing-luggage-smart-unit/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/say-goodbye-vanishing-luggage-smart-unit/news#comments Apps and Games Smartphones Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:08:11 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455712 at http://www.stuff.tv Google latest Drive updates adds search for Android, better iOS integration http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-latest-drive-updates-adds-search-android-better-ios-integration/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Baby steps at fending off Microsoft&#039;s Office push on mobile </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 latest Drive updates adds search for Android, better iOS integration" alt="Google latest Drive updates adds search for Android, better iOS integration" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gdrive.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It hasn&#39;t been too long since <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-office-goes-free-mobile-devices-iphone-version-launches-and-android-nears/news">Microsoft declared its mobile Office apps free</a>. In the meantime, what has Google done to try to keep people coming back to its app? Tweak its Google Drive, of course. It&#39;s just recently updated the mobile version for both Android and iOS, with some key differences for each app.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What can you expect for Android? Search. Yes, what Google is known for but the difference is that you can search via Google itself for files within your Drive without needing to actually open up your Drive app.</p> <p>Sadly it&rsquo;s not a feature on the iOS version, likely due to the restrictions present where iOS is concerned. But Google&rsquo;s tweaked it so it&rsquo;s easier to upload stuff to drive from other iOS apps.</p> <p>Another feature that both versions will possess is better integration with Google My Maps &ndash; accessing and sharing custom maps. Useful for bigger events or gatherings, especially when you&rsquo;re trying to help guests navigate.</p> <p>While iOS users will be able to enjoy the new update now, the Android update is planned to roll out over the next week.</p> <p>To see if you have the latest version available, visit <a href="http://g.co/getdrive" target="_blank">g.co/getdrive</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/app-week-office-ipad/review">Office for iPad review</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GoogleDrive/posts/9WQ65DRgG6M" target="_blank">Google</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 latest Drive updates adds search for Android, better iOS integration" alt="Google latest Drive updates adds search for Android, better iOS integration" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/gdrive_2.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-latest-drive-updates-adds-search-android-better-ios-integration/news#comments Apps and Games Google Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:22:56 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1455573 at http://www.stuff.tv Despair, oh ye Android fanboys, because you'll be hooked on Hearthstone http://www.stuff.tv/my/android-users-can-now-too-waste-time-hearthstone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> World of Warcraft might be fading but Blizzard&#039;s now stealing your attention on Android smartphones and tablets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Android users can now too waste time on Hearthstone" alt="Android users can now too waste time on Hearthstone" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hearthstone.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite only being available for the iPad, Blizzard&#39;s Hearthstone card game has become pretty popular. Cue the questions about when it will come to Android. Well, the answer to that is now.</p> <p>Blizzard has decided that it will only, again, only support the game on tablets 6-inches and larger. So that cheap Android tablet you got on Groupon that you have no idea what to do with? You can just download Hearthstone and make it (somewhat) useful.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Blizzard&#039;s new crackfest </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While the game has only soft-launched in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, you could just be lucky and get the game running on your machine as it is slowly rolling it to other countries.</p> <p>What does Hearthstone entail anyway? It&#39;s a deckbuilder basically - choose a class you like and then fight against other class-themed decks. You can either fight AI opponents or you can have fun beating up strangers.</p> <p>The basic game and deck is free but Blizzard has rolled out a few expansions with the latest being Goblins vs Gnomes that adds more cards for a minimum fee. What might appeal to Hearthstone players is that since the game is linked to your Blizzard account, you can play on your PC, move to your iPad and now then continue playing on your Android device.</p> <p>While the basics of the game is easy, the deckbuilding aspect to create the best and most competitive deck can be tiresome for those not into the min-maxing that goes into these games. If you think calculating the best ratio of how many cards&nbsp;of Card A&nbsp;you need &nbsp;just in case you happen to encounter Card B is fun, you will love Hearthstone.</p> <p>Give Hearthstone a try for free on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blizzard.wtcg.hearthstone&amp;referrer=utm_source%3Dandroidcentral%26utm_medium%3Dblog%26utm_campaign%3Dbloglink" target="_blank">Google Play</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/30-best-free-apps-android/feature">The best 35 free Android apps</a></strong></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/hearthstone-finally-battles-its-way-android-tablets" target="_blank">Androidcentral</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ijyMZPIsj5E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android-users-can-now-too-waste-time-hearthstone/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:56:15 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1455467 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Monument Valley is the Mobile Game of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-mobile-games-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Escher-inspired puzzler is the finest phone or tablet-based diversion of the past 12 months </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Monument Valley is the best mobile game of the year" alt="Monument Valley is the best mobile game of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-mobile-game-monument-valley_final.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although we love our console games, you can&rsquo;t take them with you on the bus.</p> <p>So we turn to our smartphone games to keep us company on our commutes, to kill time when we&rsquo;re queuing and to generally block out the cold grey world. And what better way to escape quotidian mundanity than the mind-bending trip into a magical world you undertake in <em>Monument Valley</em>? It&#39;s our favourite mobile game of 2014.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: 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>If you like aimlessly moving coloured blobs around your screen it&rsquo;s unlikely the brief but brilliant experience of <em>Monument Valley</em> will interest you, but in a world that&rsquo;s normally about little more than tapping players for cash, this Escher-esque puzzler stands out like a perspective-warped thumb. Conquer its optical illusions and guide the princess to the end of each level for one of the most memorable mobile gaming experiences in years. It&rsquo;s not exactly difficult but sometimes it&rsquo;s the journey rather than the destination that makes a trip worthwhile.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/app-week-monument-valley/review" target="_blank">Monument Valley review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vUABzeh55hQ" 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"> Runner-up: BioShock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Everyone&rsquo;s favourite Libertarian underwater dystopia has been rebuilt for your iPhone this year, bringing gunplay, gorgeously decayed Art Deco settings and philosophical pondering to your commute. Yes, the touchscreen controls take a bit of getting used to (though you can always connect a gamepad), but the fact that they&#39;ve managed to cram a previous-gen console title into your pencil-thin iThing is frankly mind-boggling.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bioshock-ios/review" target="_blank">Bioshock iOS review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7HAyShZw6mM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: The Nightmare Cooperative </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 flesh-eating giant snails, pools of acid and many more ways to die, <em>The Nightmare Cooperative</em> is a scary place to spend your commute. A sliding puzzler similar to Threes! the aim is to raid dungeons without unlocking too many monsters. The gameplay, although uniquely brilliant, can be rather cruel and may involve sacrificing your teammates &lsquo;for the greater good&rsquo;.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/app-week-nightmare-cooperative/review" target="_blank">The Nightmare Cooperative review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Nv0T3tw-luk" 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"> Runner-up: Eliss Infinity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This one&rsquo;s for you, organisational ogres and neat-freaks. <em>Eliss Infinity</em> puts you in charge of a small section of the universe to keep tidy, and then lobs planets, vortexes and space storms at you at an alarming rate. Your success relies on a gold medal-winning performance of finger gymnastics, plus sheer determination to keep going despite the deluge.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/app-week-eliss-infinity/review" target="_blank">Eliss Infinity review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VuKGJyJZY7s" 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"> Runner-up: 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>If you&rsquo;re after a bloodbath, look elsewhere. But if you&rsquo;re partial to a bit of strategy or Cluedo, this chin-stroking reworking of the <em>Hitman</em> series may be just the thing. To work your crafty way around the board game-like grid, sneak up on the bad guys or distract them by throwing rocks. There are no time limits, so there&rsquo;s no need to get flustered.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/app-week-hitman-go/review" target="_blank">Hitman GO review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/l9kJxrLSwHU" 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"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: 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>The Stuff team is so addicted to <em>Threes!</em> that it&rsquo;s a wonder we get anything done at all. On the face of it, it&rsquo;s pretty simple: you merge number cards to get as higher total as possible; with new cards added each time you make a move. Add in some cute catchphrases and you&rsquo;ve got yourself a 4am mad swipe-fest.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/drop-everything-and-try-threes-maddeningly-addictive-perfect-puzzle-game/news" target="_blank">Drop everything and try Threes!</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/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-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: 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 most exciting game you&#39;ll ever play that involves opening a box, the much-anticipated sequel to <em>The Room</em> challenges you with more ambitious environments and multi-layered puzzles than its predecessor. Now there are multiple rooms with clues scattered throughout and each chapter is set in a particular location such as a ship or jungle. You can manipulate artefacts using swipes, pinches and double-taps, although it&rsquo;s easy to fumble &ndash; the oppressive atmosphere puts you on edge.</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-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: The Walking Dead season 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>Unlike most zombie-infested games, in <em>The Walking Dead</em> you&#39;ll have to put down your gun and get out your tissues; things are about to get emotional. A brilliant extension of the <em>Walking Dead</em> universe, this episodic game focuses on the difficult decisions young Clementine has to make in order to find safety and survive, now that she&rsquo;s all alone. Sob. Or not&hellip;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-winners-announced-these-are-best-gadgets-year/feature">See all the Stuff Gadget Awards 2014 winners</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/3RkuY03QCVs" 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/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-mobile-games-year/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-mobile-games-year/feature#comments Android games Apps and Games Gadget Awards 2014 Gaming iOS games Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:09:19 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454521 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Uber is the App of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-apps-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Public relations hiccups aside, the ride-sharing service tops our list of the year&#039;s finest phone software </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Uber is the best app of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Uber is the best app of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-app_uber_FINAL.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your smartphone might be a metal-and-glass slab of gorgeousness, but it&#39;s only as good as the apps you put on it.</p> <p>Really, what good is that supercharged processor and 2K screen if you&#39;re not doing anything with it? We fill our phones with apps, but only a few of them are truly life-enhancing pieces of wonder software&nbsp;that will join the list of must-have staples.&nbsp;</p> <p>We&#39;ve sifted through the clutter and picked out the year&#39;s finest efforts; but there can be only one winner, and it is...</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Uber </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Uber&#39;s been in the news lately for a number of reasons &ndash; not all of them positive. But we&#39;re not here to judge them on their corporate ethos; just on the product they&#39;ve produced.</p> <p>The fact is, as apps go Uber is excellent. Just open it up and it&#39;ll use GPS to find you. Not long after that, there&#39;ll be a driver along to pick you up. It&#39;s cheap too. And with more places being added all the time, it means an end to aimless wandering of foreign streets looking for a taxi rank, or getting ripped off by &#39;tourist tax&#39;. If only they could launch an Uber for bacon baps, we&#39;d be at peak humanity.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/music/spotify-and-uber-link-enable-car-music-streaming/news" target="_blank">Spotify and Uber link up to enable in-car music streaming</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Uber" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-uber.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Hyperlapse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Instagram&#39;s new app lets you warp time more efficiently than Christopher Nolan; condensing your moving footage into a timelapse video that lasts mere seconds. It&#39;s undeniably impressive; particularly when you factor in the amazing image stabilisation that makes it look like you&#39;ve shot the whole thing with a Steadicam rig.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/instagram-s-got-new-standalone-app-and-it-s-called-hyperlapse/news" target="_blank">Instagram&#39;s got a new standalone app &ndash; and it&#39;s called Hyperlapse</a>&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hyperlapse" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-hyperlapse.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Dice </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Want the hottest ticket in town? You need to give Dice a roll; it&#39;s a curated ticketing app that picks out the best gigs in London, and lets you book tickets without paying exorbitant booking fees. There&#39;s everything from upcoming bands playing shows in pubs for a fiver, to superstars at the O2 &ndash; take your pick.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dice" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-dice.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Dark Sky </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How we scoff at the nebulous forecasts of weathermen and barometers &ndash; after all, there&#39;s no way it could rain later when the sky is cloudless and blue. But Dark Sky&#39;s eerlily specific weather predictions are not to be ignored &ndash; not when it can tell you that yes, it will rain, and for precisely seven minutes at 6:45pm. Fire up this app and you need never fret about whether you need that brolly again.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/try-right-now-dark-sky/feature" target="_blank">Try this right now: Dark Sky</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dark Sky" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-dark-sky.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Jinn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The problem with online shopping is that you don&#39;t get that hit of instant gratification; you want your stuff now, not tomorrow or Thursday between the hours of 8am and 7pm. Enter Jinn: a courier delivery service that&#39;ll pick up whatever you want and deliver it right into your eager clutches. It&#39;s London-only for the moment, but should be rolling out nationwide soon.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/six-best-time-saving-apps/feature" target="_blank">Six of the best time-saving apps</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jinn" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-jinn.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Pixelmator </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tablets are great, but their image editing apps have always felt like toys compared to the full-fat versions found on desktop computers; fine for tweaking snaps, but hobbled by limited feature sets. Pixelmator is different; this iPad app is a fully-featured image editor, with layers, filters and retouching tools enabling you to tinker with your pics to your heart&#39;s content.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ipad/app-week-pixelmator-ipad/review" target="_blank">Pixelmator review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pixelmator" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-pixelmator.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Google Cardboard </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google has gone all Blue Peter with its latest innovation &ndash; a DIY virtual reality kit that you make with old boxes and sticky-backed plastic (ask a grown-up to help you cut out the cardboard). Once you&#39;ve put it together, fire up the app and you can turn your smartphone into a fully-fledged VR headset for browsing Google Earth and watching YouTube.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-io-2014/how-google-cardboard-scratch/feature" target="_blank">How to make Google Cardboard from scratch</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Cardboard" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-google-cardboard.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: AppyParking </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&#39;t fancy paying through the nose for a space in a multi-storey car park? &nbsp;AppyParking will save you the trouble of scouring the backstreets, telling your where all the paid-for (and free) parking zones are, and when restrictions apply. Green zones are currently free, red zones are off-limits; it&#39;ll even point you towards available driveways using ParkatmyHouse.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/appyparking-will-give-you-hours-your-life-back/news" target="_blank">AppyParking will give you hours of your life back</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-winners-announced-these-are-best-gadgets-year/feature">All of our Gadget Awards 2014 winners</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="AppyParking" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-appyparking.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-apps-year/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-apps-year/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games Gadget Awards 2014 iOS apps Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:08:20 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454517 at http://www.stuff.tv Fountain brings virtual handymen to your door http://www.stuff.tv/my/fountain-brings-virtual-handymen-your-door/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuck on a DIY job and not sure what to do next? Fountain can help you out </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="Fountain brings virtual handymen to your door" alt="Fountain brings virtual handymen to your door" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fountain%2001.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&#39;re brave enough to do fix-it jobs at home, you know there&#39;s a risk you might get stuck in the middle of a job and have to call in the experts. Now there&#39;s an app called that called Fountain, that gives you access not to just one expert but many.</p> <p>Only caveat, though, is that (of course) the advice isn&#39;t free. You have to pay the experts for their time but fortunately the charges don&#39;t seem to be too exorbitant. And if it&#39;s a really big job, you know you should get someone professional right?</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"> Pay what you can for what you need </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 much you pay will depend on the time you need or the type of expertise. The Fountain website said it could vary from US$5 for 10-12 minutes with an interior designer but pay about the same for 12-15 minutes with a gardening or plumbing expert. That might only buy you 7-8 minutes with an architect though.</p> <p>It&#39;s a lot like calling a friend, but having to pay the expert. You will be charged in US$5 increments so perhaps you might not want to be too chatty with the experts.</p> <p>Since this is the Internet, the calls you make will be video calls and in the call you can even share photos and draw on them to pinpoint where exactly you ran into trouble fixing what seemed like a routine pipe leak.</p> <p>You can&#39;t download the app just yet as it is still in beta. From the looks of it, it&#39;s an iOS app with no word yet if it will be developed by Android.&nbsp; You can still <a href="https://www.fountain.com/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=download&amp;utm_campaign=blog_referrals" target="_blank">visit the website</a> if you&#39;re keen to be a beta tester.</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-outs-another-app-time-it-s-your-groups/news">Facebook Group no longer a buried app</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.psfk.com/2014/11/app-uses-artificial-intelligence-to-fix-your-home-improvement-mistakes.html">PSFK</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/_RnQH1oUaAM" 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/fountain-brings-virtual-handymen-your-door/news#comments Apps and Games iOS apps Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:11:31 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1454155 at http://www.stuff.tv Quikkly tries to make QR code scanning sexy again http://www.stuff.tv/my/quikkly-tries-make-qr-code-scanning-sexy-again/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free app lets you create special tags that will perform actions when embedded codes are scanned </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Quikkly tries to make QR code scanning sexy again" alt="Quikkly tries to make QR code scanning sexy again" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Quikkly.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>New UK startup Quikkly thinks it can do better than the standard QR code. Its founders, Ken Johnstone and Fergal Walker are pushing an app to scan what they call an Action Tag. The tag will then work to perform an action like adding a contact, following someone on Twitter or instantly connecting to a public Wifi hotspot</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quick scan, quick actions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sounds pretty clever, though, it&rsquo;s slightly worrying that a mere scan could bypass the usual user steps. But the company says that you will know just what to expect before you make a scan with Quikkly. So at the very least, they can make an informed decision. That will teach us to not random scan things with our smartphones, though.</p> <p>How will companies use the app? You&rsquo;ll need Quikkly to create the Action Tags but to scan a tag, an app only needs to be Quikkly enabled.</p> <p>Quikkly is free to use, whether for scanning or creating Action Tags. Eventually, though, its makers plan to shop a paid version to companies that will work via a subscription model. It will include such extras such as additional analytics.</p> <p>The app isn&#39;t available openly on app stores so if you&#39;d like to give Quikkly and its Action Tagging a try, <a href="https://www.quikklytags.com/" target="_blank">visit the website</a> to request a download link.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/30-best-free-apps-android/feature">35 best free apps for Android</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/26/quikkly/?ncid=rss&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29" target="_blank">Techcrunch</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/16ce6wsMwx0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/quikkly-tries-make-qr-code-scanning-sexy-again/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:17:26 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1454094 at http://www.stuff.tv Dropbox adds Office integration to its mobile apps http://www.stuff.tv/my/dropbox-adds-office-integration-its-mobile-apps/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Both iOS and Android users get to enjoy this very productive apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Dropbox adds Office integration to its mobile apps" alt="Dropbox adds Office integration to its mobile apps" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ios%20android%20update.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dropbox had <a href="https://blog.dropbox.com/2014/11/dropbox-microsoft-office-partnership/">announced its partnership</a> with Microsoft earlier this month and made good on it with its latest update. The Android and iOS apps now support opening file formats supported by Office and editing them with Office apps.</p> <p>You will likely notice this new addition &ndash; an &lsquo;edit&rsquo; button when viewing a Dropbox document. You will have to download the relevant Office app if you don&rsquo;t have it already.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Look out, Google </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The good news is that Office apps on mobile are already free, without needing to purchase an Office 365 subscription like previously.</p> <p>What we&rsquo;re anticipating is full integration with Office Online, which will suit those who would rather not download additional apps. That update is only likely in 2015, though.</p> <p>Dropbox has been facing competition from, among others, Microsoft&#39;s own One Drive but Microsoft has wisely decided to also partner with Dropbox instead of stubbornly locking it out.</p> <p>A partnership between the two companies makes sense against the juggernauts Apple and Google. Apple hasn&#39;t quite gotten that much market share with iCloud but Google&#39;s Drive is still a mainstay for many already using Google products like Gmail and Chrome.</p> <p>The average business document user will still prefer Microsoft&#39;s Office products and having mobile versions of them free will give them more incentive to stay in the ecosystem.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature">The best free iOS apps</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/11/25/microsoft-office-dropox-apps/" target="_blank">Mashable</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vIiqbNVDr58" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/dropbox-adds-office-integration-its-mobile-apps/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:55:19 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453967 at http://www.stuff.tv Mini meme: Six of the best photo editing apps http://www.stuff.tv/my/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From high-end image editors to quick-fix filters, here’s our selection of apps to make your photos picture perfect </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Now you just need to learn how to take photos" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/photo-editors-mini-meme.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Once upon a time the idea of editing photos on a phone or tablet was considered folly &ndash; akin to painting watercolours on a piece of sponge.</p> <p>But that&#39;s all changed as screens have got sharper and touch control more precise. Plus, with many of us now using smartphones as our main camera, there&#39;s no shortage of raw material on them that could benefit from a bit of judicious tweaking before posting to Facebook or Instagram.</p> <p>And that&#39;s where these apps come in: they&#39;re the best photo-editing apps we&#39;ve tried so far.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. Pixelmator for iPad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even if you just want to muck about with its endlessly tweakable filters, Pixelmator would be three quid well-spent. But delve further into the app and you discover a beautiful, usable, powerful touch-optimised image editor, featuring transform tools, layers with effects, and paintbrushes for adding the personal touch. Barg!</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> iPad <strong>Price:</strong> US$4.99</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> <strong>✭✭✭✭✭</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/pixelmator/id924695435?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download Pixelmator</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pixelmator for iPad" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/1-pixelmator-ipad-l.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. Adobe Photoshop Touch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You&rsquo;d be daft to expect desktop Photoshop on mobile, but this comes close, with many familiar tools present and correct. The interface is a bit cumbersome, but the app&rsquo;s hugely capable, especially on tablets, and it has a more professional bent than Pixelmator. Pity about the separate phone/tablet versions though.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;US$4.99 for phone, US$9.99 for tablet</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> <strong>✭✭✭✭✭</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.adobe.pstouchphone" target="_blank">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for Android phones</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.adobe.pstouch" target="_blank">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for Android tablets</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/adobe-photoshop-touch-for/id589440659?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="itunes_store">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPhone</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/adobe-photoshop-touch/id495716481?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="itunes_store">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Adobe Photoshop Touch" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/2-photoshop-touch-ipad-l.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Pixlr Express </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pixlr Express feels like quite the oddball, a quirky icon-happy interface always mere seconds away from emitting an explosion of editing effects. But despite its kitchen-sink nature, Pixlr has plenty to offer, from an intuitive focus-blur tool to the dozens of dazzling filters waiting for a thumb tap.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMFree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says: <strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pixlr.express" target="_blank">Download Pixlr Express for Android</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/pixlr-express-photo-editing/id526783584?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="itunes_store">Download Pixlr Express for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/six-best-video-editing-apps/feature">Six of the best video editing apps</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pixlr Express" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-pixlr-express-nexus-4-p.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. VSCO Cam </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>VSCO Cam is so chic and serious, it hurts. But the minimalism isn&rsquo;t just for show &mdash; the bold icons and sliders make it very easy to use. Edits and filters in the app are also non-destructive, meaning you can play with, edit, remove and reapply effects until satisfied with your photographic masterwork.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMFree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says: <strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vsco.cam&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Download VSCO Cam for Android</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/vsco-cam/id588013838?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download VSCO Cam for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="VSCO Cam" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-vsco-cam-nexus-4-p.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. Snapseed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Although you&rsquo;re still pawing at glass, Snapseed makes photo editing feel tactile. Its rich effects have you swipe up and down to select a parameter and then across your photo to adjust its strength. This affords you a great deal of control, far from the simple single-sliders offered by most free rivals.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMFree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> <strong>✭✭✭✭✭</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Download Snapseed for Android</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/my/app/snapseed/id439438619?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download Snapseed for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="720" title="Snapseed" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-snapseed-nexus-4-l.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Typic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can still crop, filter and tweak photos in Typic, but this app&rsquo;s primarily about adding text and icons to your photos. You get four of each, and they can be resized and recoloured. It&rsquo;s a touch fiddly, but all changes are non-destructive. Android owners, check out the broadly similar (but even fiddlier) Over.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> iOS <strong>Price:</strong> US$1.99</p> <p><strong>Stuff says: <strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/my/app/typic-photo-editor/id601467470?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download Typic for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/25-free-apps-android/feature">The 35 best free apps for Android</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Typic" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/6-typic-iphone-5s-p.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:10:14 +0000 Elissa Loi 1453940 at http://www.stuff.tv Next Glass helps you boldly try new beer without offending your tastebuds http://www.stuff.tv/my/next-glass-helps-you-boldly-try-new-beer-without-offending-your-tastebuds/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> App lets you know whether you&#039;ll like a brew based on what you do like </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="Next Glass helps you boldly try new beer without offending your tastebuds" alt="Next Glass helps you boldly try new beer without offending your tastebuds" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/next%20glass.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ever tried a new beer or wine on someone else&#39;s recommendation and found it lacking? Next Glass is the app that will help prevent disappointment by tracking what you do like and then making a recommendation. Best bit, of course, is the app&#39;s free.</p> <p>Next Glass claims to have tested thousands of alcoholic drinks, analysed over 20,000 compounds and created a nice little database it calls the Genome Cellar.</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"> Drink only what you like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To get accurate matches, you need only to scan a bevy of different wines and beers, rate them and create your own Taste Profile. Manually search for drinks you have tried and liked if you haven&#39;t heard of or actually tried some of the drinks shown to you when you login to the app for the first time.</p> <p>The app is fairly easy to use and has a very impressive selection. Think of it as Tinder for your alcohol, with the app matchmaking you with the perfect drink for your next house party or pub crawl.</p> <p>A handy feature is being able to scan a label of a beer and the app then giving it a rating. Of course, the question is whether your hand will be steady enough while holding the camera and one user in a review saying it was difficult using the scanner with the bigger iPhone 6 Plus.</p> <p>You can also view your friends&#39; drink preferences in the app, which makes it handy before you bring over your next wine gift.</p> <p>Sadly the app is US-only on the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id868322878?mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a> and&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nextglass.app" target="_blank">Google Play</a>&nbsp;shows the app being incompatible with all our devices here. Of course, ingenious folks will find a way to install the APK on their Android devices and give it a try on your next beer outing.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/whiskey-snobs-can-now-age-their-bottles-home/news" target="_blank">Whiskey snobs can now age their bottles at home</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.psfk.com/2014/11/technology-wine-beer-app.html" target="_blank">PSFK</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/HHjpbJP5nn4" 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/next-glass-helps-you-boldly-try-new-beer-without-offending-your-tastebuds/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:18:01 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453879 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft disses Siri, plays up Cortana in new ad http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft-disses-siri-plays-cortana-new-ad/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nice try, Redmond, but Cortana still isn&#039;t enough to get more people on Windows Phone </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="589" height="433" title="Microsoft disses Siri, plays up Cortana in new ad" alt="Microsoft disses Siri, plays up Cortana in new ad" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/siri%20cortana.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s just about that time of year when Microsoft makes &quot;we&#39;re really better than you&quot; ads to make its products look better than Apple&#39;s. Someone send the company a memo that the I&#39;m a Mac, I&#39;m a PC era has gone by and fresh new marketing gimmicks are needed.</p> <p>This time it&#39;s Microsoft&#39;s Cortana that gets the treatment, in an ad that makes fun of Siri.&nbsp;&quot;Can you give me reminders based on calls or alerts?&quot; asks Cortana to Siri and the latter&#39;s reply is just: &quot;No, I just got bigger.&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"> Cortana, we hardly know you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Another <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYZ5gAQMJg8" target="_blank">earlier ad</a> made Siri look like a doting, senile grandma-type who could only remember when she was the only phone that talked.</p> <p>While Siri may be older and perhaps not quite as sexy as Cortana, you have to admit that at least now the hardware Apple&#39;s pushing out with iOS are better suited to handle her. While some may prefer Google Now, Siri has been a handy mainstay for people who bothered enough to learn how to use her.</p> <p>Still, it would be nice to see Apple add more noticeable tweaks like contextual awareness and make this virtual assistant seem smarter. Right now, using Siri requires learning proper phrases to make the phone understand when you want reminders, when to be woken up or need to text someone hands-free.</p> <p>You have to give Siri credit, though, for making talking to your phone, instead of just with it, pretty cool.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/search/node/cortana">If you&#39;re digging on Cortana, we have you covered</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/search/node/cortana">[Source: </a><a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/in-new-ad-microsoft-insists-siri-is-incompetent/#ftag=CAD590a51e" target="_blank">CNet</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/search/node/cortana">]</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/aUJfVZzxu3M" 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/microsoft-disses-siri-plays-cortana-new-ad/news#comments Apps and Games Windows Phone Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:51:56 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453819 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple sees (Red) with the biggest names in apps http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-sees-red-biggest-names-apps/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s nice to see someone using their clout for a charitable cause </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="Apple sees (Red) with the biggest names in apps" alt="Apple sees (Red) with the biggest names in apps" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apps%20for%20red.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nobody vandalised the App Store with a coat of red paint, it&rsquo;s just that the most popular app developers have jumped on board with <a href="http://www.apple.com/red/" target="_blank">Apple to drive fundraising for World Aids Day 2014</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> App-eal for donations </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Everyone will have the chance to do their bit for charity, as you&rsquo;ll definitely have one of these apps in your devices. Monument Valley, Angry Birds, and even Kim Kardashian: Hollywood have gotten in on the act, with tinges of Red subtly making their app-earance in-app to remind you about the cause at hand.</p> <p>See, that also justifies the insane purchase of (BEATS)RED Solo2 headphones for your Kim Kardashian: Hollywood character. Head over to the&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewFeature?id=935350535&amp;mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a>&nbsp;to begin your play for charity.</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="Appeal for donations" alt="Apple sees (Red) with the biggest names in apps" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/red.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Product (Red) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Aside from the software, Apple is also donating a percentage of its online sales on 1 December, World Aids Day and also Cyber Monday. So if you&rsquo;ve been lemming for a new iThing, you might want to hold off on it till then to do your bit for the world.</p> <p class="p1">If not, you can also just shop <a href="http://www.apple.com/product-red/">here</a>. We hope you have a penchant for all things red.</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="Product (Red) " alt="Apple sees (Red) with the biggest names in apps" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/product%20red.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-sees-red-biggest-names-apps/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-sees-red-biggest-names-apps/news#comments Apple Apps and Games iOS apps Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:22:43 +0000 Elissa Loi 1453812 at http://www.stuff.tv Hide your digital wallets, the Steam sale is happening on 26 November http://www.stuff.tv/my/valve/paypal-outs-next-steam-sale-date-nov-26/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s that time of year when we clean out our wallets to buy more games we won&#039;t play </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="PayPal outs next Steam Sale date: Nov 26" alt="PayPal outs next Steam Sale date: Nov 26" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/steam%20wallet.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the Humble Bundle and big GOG.com sales going on, we all knew that the Steam Sale was just around the corner.</p> <p>After all, this is Black Friday week. PayPal did us all a favour by leaking the exact date in an email telling its customers to start stocking up on Steam credit with, of course, PayPal.</p> <p>VG247 was nice enough to share the PayPal email and the date - 26 November. It&#39;s time to hoard more cheap instant ramen just to get another game.</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"> To wait or not to wait? </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 that means that from now until the great Steam sale that&#39;ll wipe your digital wallet clean on 26 November, hold on to your urges to pick up any sweet game deals. Are Steam sales worth the wait? Usually, especially if you&#39;ve been waiting for a specific title.</p> <p>Some games, though, are Origin-exclusives so you won&#39;t find them on Steam. Origin is apparently also going to have its own sales pretty soon so if the gaming platform has things you want then maybe hold off buying games on Steam.</p> <p>What sucks for Asian buyers though is that PayPal is no longer an accepted payment option and you end up having to get eClub credit instead. What is also sadly missing: the former discounts on game titles that made (for a short time) buying games on Steam cheaper all the time, and not just during sales.</p> <p>As always, remember to wait for flash sales and that the older and more popular the game, the higher the possibility of steep discounts. May the ramen be with you!</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/valve/steam-discovery-update-makes-it-easier-you-find-new-games-youd/news">Find more of what you like with Steam Discovery</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.vg247.com/2014/11/22/steams-fall-sale-starts-on-november-26/" target="_blank">VG247</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="PayPal outs next Steam Sale date: Nov 26" alt="PayPal outs next Steam Sale date: Nov 26" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/steam%20wallet%2002.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/valve/paypal-outs-next-steam-sale-date-nov-26/news#comments Apps and Games Valve Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:14:40 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453807 at http://www.stuff.tv Bumble app aims to be a less shallow, less douchebag-friendly Tinder http://www.stuff.tv/my/bumble-app-aims-be-less-shallow-less-douchebag-friendly-tinder/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former Tinder employees claim it&#039;ll help ward off unwanted messages </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="Bumble app aims to be a less shallow, less douchebag-friendly Tinder" alt="Bumble app aims to be a less shallow, less douchebag-friendly Tinder" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bumble_01.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Former Tinder employee&nbsp;Whitney Wolfe, who sued Tinder, claiming harassment and being discriminated at work,&nbsp;has decided to one-up her former bosses with an app that promises that you&#39;ll &quot;never get unwanted messages&quot;.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Swipe right for a new app experience? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After media attention from Techcrunch, Bumble&#39;s kept things on the down low and not revealed much outside the launch date - 1 December. Besides Wolfe, there are two other former Tinder employees involved with the app, namely Chris Gulczynski and partner Sarah Mick.</p> <p>Obviously there wasn&#39;t a non-competition clause in Wolfe&#39;s contract. That aside, it&#39;s rich that the app is claiming to be less shallow when there are fewer things shallower than dating apps, especially ones that seem to place a high premium on looks as Bumble seems to.</p> <p>Note the toothsome models and idealised relationship in the app promo where the man is a young, but obviously upwardly mobile investment banker while the woman is a nubile intern at a fashion magazine.</p> <p>Bumble would be better off marketing itself to women as an app where creepy dudes won&#39;t be able to message them so easily, presumably because you would need to out who you are and where you work.</p> <p>Anonymity isn&#39;t always a deterrent though, so unless they invent an app that electroshocks men who won&#39;t take no for an answer, Bumble will have to do more to prove it&#39;s not just another shallow hookup app.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/rich-shallow-hate-ugly-people-luxy-dating-app-you/news">Luxy is the dating app for the rich and shallow</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/23/whitney-wolfe-other-former-tinder-employees-to-launch-direct-competitor-called-bumble/?ncid=rss" 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="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="Bumble app aims to be a less shallow, less douchebag-friendly Tinder" alt="Bumble app aims to be a less shallow, less douchebag-friendly Tinder" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/bumble_02.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bumble-app-aims-be-less-shallow-less-douchebag-friendly-tinder/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/bumble-app-aims-be-less-shallow-less-douchebag-friendly-tinder/news#comments Apps and Games iOS apps Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:37:57 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453801 at http://www.stuff.tv