iOS http://www.stuff.tv/my/ios/news en-MY Now you can control the Nest Learning Thermostat with Google voice commands http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/now-you-can-control-nest-thermostat-google-voice-commands/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Also, Google Now can begin heating or cooling your place during your commute home </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Works With Nest" alt="Google Works With Nest" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nest-google-now.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the weekend, some intrepid Android users discovered that Google integration with the Nest Learning Thermostat was&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/fully-charged-google-voice-commands-about-hit-nest-thermostat-value-playstation-plus-freebies">about to go live</a>. Today, it&rsquo;s officially&nbsp;<a href="https://nest.com/support/article/How-do-Google-voice-actions-and-Google-Now-work-with-the-Nest-Thermostat">up and running</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/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s a&nbsp;<a href="https://workswithnest.google.com">Google Works With Nest setup process</a>&nbsp;that you&rsquo;ll need to complete, which finds you authorizing access on both sides of the partnership. Even though Google owns Nest now, the latter is trying to stay somewhat autonomous and not spook users worried about data access overreach from its massive overlord.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;ve invested in a Nest, you might as well take advantage of these beneficial new features. There&#39;s little sense in resisting a smart thermometer getting smarter, after all.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://nest.com/support/article/How-do-Google-voice-actions-and-Google-Now-work-with-the-Nest-Thermostat">Nest</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/15/nest-google-now-temperature-control/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/nest-gets-closer-world-or-least-home-domination/news">Nest gets closer to world (or at least home) domination with improved compatibility</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="600" title="Google Works With Nest" alt="Google Works With Nest" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/nest-google-integration.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/now-you-can-control-nest-thermostat-google-voice-commands/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/now-you-can-control-nest-thermostat-google-voice-commands/news#comments Android Connected home Google iOS Nest Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:22:56 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455485 at http://www.stuff.tv iOS 8.1.2: Because vanishing ringtones is a bug that needs to be squashed and patched up http://www.stuff.tv/my/ios-812-because-vanishing-ringtones-bug-needs-be-squashed-and-patched/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple’s latest iOS update focuses on making sure your purchased ringtones don’t go missing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Software%20Update.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Apple&rsquo;s latest patch for iOS 8 was released earlier today to little fanfare, and for a good reason &ndash; it didn&rsquo;t feel like it was resolving a pressing issue. Not that sorting an issue which involves you losing money isn&#39;t important.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/justin-choo" title="View user profile.">Justin Choo</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ios-812-because-vanishing-ringtones-bug-needs-be-squashed-and-patched/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/ios-812-because-vanishing-ringtones-bug-needs-be-squashed-and-patched/news#comments Apple iOS iOS 8 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:09:05 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455045 at http://www.stuff.tv App of the Week: Molecules by Theodore Gray http://www.stuff.tv/my/app-week-molecules-theodore-gray/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Touchpress brings us a sequel to smash hit The Elements, and again showcases what a digital book can be </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="beats any science lesson " alt="Molecules by Theodore Grey" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Stuff_Molecules_Main.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since the dawn of the iPad, designers and developers have wrestled with what a book should be in the era of the touchscreen.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s a strong defined language associated with paper products &mdash; a shared cultural memory and sense of expectation that doesn&rsquo;t always translate well to the screen. Robbed of a book&rsquo;s tactile nature, book apps too often veer towards gimmickry, boasting oddball &lsquo;futuristic&rsquo; navigation or aping their real-world ancestors with fake flippable pages.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM49.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> converted from US$13.99 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Elements of detail </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 app is broken down into an introduction and 14 chapters, each covering a distinct aspect of molecules. The index sets the scene, offering chapter titles next to lazily rotating illustrative photographs. On entering a chapter, you swipe your way through pages in landscape or scroll a single vertical strip in portrait. The text is informative and engaging, friendly but not fluffy. Illustrative photography briefly rotates as you flip to a new page in landscape, begging interaction. Objects can be spun around with the flick of a finger; videos can be played and reversed at will.</p> <p>The overall effect is reminiscent of a book you might find in the world of Harry Potter, albeit running on a high-tech tablet rather than printed on magical parchment; it makes the material feel more alive. And in Molecules, this extends to the molecules themselves &mdash; tap one on the page and it zooms to fill the screen; you can then drag its component parts about, increase the temperature around it, and adjust a &lsquo;femtoseconds per second&rsquo; gauge to slow down time and scrutinise vibrations. The simulations, say Touchpress, are scientifically accurate, based on an engine developed by the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at the University of Illinois.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review" target="_blank">Apple iPad Air 2 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Get up close and personal with Yorick" alt="Molecules by Theodore Gray" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/molecules-spinning-things.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"> A sense of discovery </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 so, this in itself might seem an unnecessary gimmick, but any thoughts in that direction miss the point. As the text says, molecules are often represented as static 3D models and renderings or dead pieces of plastic, whereas in reality they are alive and in constant motion. Through showing that molecules locked into crystal structures are &ldquo;constantly vibrating&rdquo;, in illustrating how those &ldquo;floating free in liquid solutions are tumbling, spinning, twisting, turning, and writhing around&rdquo;, and in enabling you to manipulate what you see on screen with a finger, Molecules provides greater immediate insight into the subject matter than any printed volume ever can.</p> <p>So again, Touchpress has provided a modern take on a coffee-table book, on a subject likely to intrigue and delight anyone with an interest in science and the building blocks of the world. If there&rsquo;s any downside it&rsquo;s that there&rsquo;s perhaps less ambition evident than in Touchpress&rsquo;s truly masterful Journey&rsquo;s of Invention, which had a playfulness and sense of slightly experimental (but carefully considered) design that propelled it further beyond its contemporaries; but that Molecules ends up second-best to one of the publisher&rsquo;s own products doesn&rsquo;t mean it&rsquo;s any less essential.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/30-best-free-apps-android/feature" target="_blank"> 35 best free apps for Android&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="get beyond the pages" alt="Molecules by Theodore Gray" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/molecules-videos.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Another expert showing from Touchpress, seemingly effortlessly marrying a traditional text with modern touchscreen smarts</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/app-week-molecules-theodore-gray/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/app-week-molecules-theodore-gray/review#comments App of the Week iOS Molecules by Theodore Gray Touchpress Sat, 06 Dec 2014 12:13:25 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454821 at http://www.stuff.tv You have the bigger iPhone 6, is it time for a smaller iPhone mini? http://www.stuff.tv/my/you-have-bigger-iphone-6-it-time-smaller-iphone-mini/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rumours circulate of a 4in Apple smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="You have the bigger iPhone 6, is it time for the smaller iPhone mini?" alt="You have the bigger iPhone 6, is it time for the smaller iPhone mini?" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/i7.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It was evident that Apple was targeting big-screened lovers when it took the wraps off its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6">iPhone 6 </a>and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6l">iPhone 6 Plus </a>smartphones. And it did make the right move &ndash; it&rsquo;s been reported that the iPhone 6 Plus holds 41 per cent of all phablet sales in the US itself.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/you-have-bigger-iphone-6-it-time-smaller-iphone-mini/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/you-have-bigger-iphone-6-it-time-smaller-iphone-mini/news#comments iOS iPhone & iPad Smartphones Fri, 05 Dec 2014 03:09:05 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454696 at http://www.stuff.tv Your next iPhone might be indestructible from hard falls http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/your-next-iphone-could-have-technology-breaks-your-device-s-hard-fall/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This could be possible all thanks to a drop protection mechanism that Apple’s patented </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Your next iPhone could have technology that breaks your device’s hard fall" alt="Your next iPhone could have technology that breaks your device’s hard fall" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphoneeee.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Remember those painful, teary days when you dropped your precious iPhone and it resulted in a spider web-like cracked screen or bad dents on its chassis? Well, that could soon be a thing of the past.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/your-next-iphone-could-have-technology-breaks-your-device-s-hard-fall/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/your-next-iphone-could-have-technology-breaks-your-device-s-hard-fall/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone & iPad iPhone 7 Smartphones Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:05:41 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454545 at http://www.stuff.tv Bored of your iPad Air 2? Maybe the alleged iPad Air Plus will rock your boat http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/bored-your-ipad-air-maybe-alleged-ipad-air-plus-will-rock-your-boat/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leaks of a new Apple device make their way onto the Web </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Bored of your iPad Air? Maybe the alleged iPad Air Plus will rock your boat " alt="Bored of your iPad Air? Maybe the alleged iPad Air Plus will rock your boat " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/newipad.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple could be planning a huge surprise for us, but keeping all that secrets behind closed doors seem to be too much of a task. First, there were <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ipad-pro-could-cram-122in-screen-and-dual-speakers-body-no-thicker-iphone/news">rumours of a larger iPad Pro</a> becoming a reality, and now, word of an iPad Air Plus is making its rounds.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An idea worth pursuing? </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>But we think launching a new set of larger devices will do Apple some good and push it into verticals other vendors have traditionally operated in. The success of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6l">Apple&rsquo;s iPhone 6 Plus</a> is already an indication at the market&rsquo;s interest in owning larger screened mobile devices.</p> <p>Then again, if there&rsquo;s a range of larger iPads in the makes, there&rsquo;s the possibility of Apple downsizing its MacBook Air offerings to just offer these larger slates with removable keyboards (it&rsquo;s not confirmed, we&rsquo;re just toying with ideas here).</p> <p>And you probably won&rsquo;t have to wait as long for this device as you would for the purported iPad Pro (that one&rsquo;s said to only <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/alleged-ipad-pro-will-be-rolled-out-later-expected-report/news">make its way into markets sometime in Q2 next year</a>). In comparison, the iPad Air Plus might rear its head as early as Q1 2015. Stay tuned &ndash; we&rsquo;ll bring you more information about the device as it comes.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/better-or-worse-apple-s-ipad-line-shows-its-now-very-different-company/feature">For better or worse, Apple&#39;s iPad line-up shows it&#39;s now a very different company&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source and image: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/alleged_ipad_air_plus_details_make_the_rounds-news-10349.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</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="Bored of your iPad Air? Maybe the alleged iPad Air Plus will rock your boat " alt="Bored of your iPad Air? Maybe the alleged iPad Air Plus will rock your boat " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/gs_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/bored-your-ipad-air-maybe-alleged-ipad-air-plus-will-rock-your-boat/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/bored-your-ipad-air-maybe-alleged-ipad-air-plus-will-rock-your-boat/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone & iPad Tablets Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:06:06 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454331 at http://www.stuff.tv Farewell Apple iPhone 5c, it was nice knowing you http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/you-might-soon-be-saying-goodbye-iphone-5c/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Word’s out that the i-device maker will halt its production next year </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="You might soon be saying goodbye to the iPhone 5C" alt="You might soon be saying goodbye to the iPhone 5C" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ip5c.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We can&rsquo;t deny the fact that almost everyone wants an iPhone &ndash; be it the larger <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6l">iPhone 6 Plus</a>, the smaller brother, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6">iPhone 6</a>, or the cheapest alternative, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-5c">iPhone 5c</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/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get ready to say goodbye to the iPhone 5c </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/iPhone%205c_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/you-might-soon-be-saying-goodbye-iphone-5c/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/you-might-soon-be-saying-goodbye-iphone-5c/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone 5C Smartphones Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:27:56 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1454079 at http://www.stuff.tv Bye, Google! Apple could use Yahoo! or Bing as its default search engine from 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/bye-google-apple-could-use-yahoo-or-bing-its-default-search-engine-2015/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google and Apple’s search deal seems set to expire next year </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="Bye, Google! Apple could use Yahoo! or Bing as its default search engine from 2015" alt="Bye, Google! Apple could use Yahoo! or Bing as its default search engine" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-vs-apple.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple and Google&rsquo;s steady parting of ways looks set to continue with Google&rsquo;s best known service: web search.</p> <p>Currently, Google is the default search engine for Apple&rsquo;s Safari web browser, but this deal is reportedly set to expire in 2015 &ndash; and that may well mean Apple inking an agreement with a new search giant.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-can%E2%80%99t-resist-dissing-google-every-turn/news">Apple can&rsquo;t resist dissing Google at every turn</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bada bing! </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 leading candidates to replace Google are Yahoo! and Microsoft&rsquo;s Bing, both of which have already entered discussions with Apple. Both companies look to have a good shot at it: Yahoo! recently replaced Google as the default search engine for Mozilla&rsquo;s Firefox web browser, while Bing last year became the search engine for Apple&rsquo;s own Siri personal assistant.</p> <p>Apple could, of course, renew its deal with Google, but recent events suggests the rivalry (some might say enmity) between the two companies has reached such a level that this seems unlikely. Apple has already ditched Google Maps as the default mapping service for iOS devices (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/updated-internet-gets-angry-about-ios-6-maps/news">and didn&rsquo;t that go well?</a>), and the Google-owned YouTube is no longer a pre-installed native app on iPhones and iPads.</p> <p>The two companies&rsquo; falling out is thought to stem from the unveiling of Android, which Apple&rsquo;s late CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs considered &ldquo;a stolen product&rdquo; due to perceived similarities with iOS.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/11/25/googles-search-deal-with-apple-expires-in-early-2015-could-bring-new-default-to-safari" target="_blank">AppleInsider</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ditch-youtube-app-ios-6/news">Apple to ditch YouTube app in iOS 6</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/bye-google-apple-could-use-yahoo-or-bing-its-default-search-engine-2015/news#comments Apple Bing Google iOS Yahoo Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:07:35 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454035 at http://www.stuff.tv This might sound familiar - next iPhone's camera could have a "weird two-lens system" http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/next-iphone-might-have-best-iphone-camera-date/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple could be working on some major changes to its smartphone&#039;s snapper </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="The next iPhone might have the best iPhone camera to date " alt="The next iPhone might have the best iPhone camera to date " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ip7.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you thought Apple did an amazing job with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6">iPhone 6</a> and<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6l"> iPhone 6 Plus</a>&rsquo; cameras, then the expectation bar is set for something even more remarkable for its successor. In surpassing your hopes, Apple might be working on one killer camera on its next iPhone.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s a possibility </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There could be some truth to this claim if it hinges on Sony&rsquo;s recent announcement of its new smartphone camera sensor that embeds 21MP into a tiny 1/2.4in design. Since Sony&rsquo;s been Apple&rsquo;s longstanding camera sensor supplier, it could be a possibility. &nbsp;</p> <p>Also, the fact that Apple was recently granted a patent for interchangeable iPhone camera lenses suggests that the i-device maker might be working on ways you can attach various small, fixed focal-length lens to the iPhone&rsquo;s back snapper for &ldquo;DSLR quality&rdquo;.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re already frothing over this but considering that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus-everything-we-expected-it-be-and-more/news">iPhone 6 and 6 Plus just got unveiled</a>, there&rsquo;s lots more we need to learn about this purported device in the coming months.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/want-glasses-free-3d-display-smartphone-next-iphone-might-have-it/news">Want a glasses-free 3D display smartphone? The next iPhone might have it&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source and image: <a href="http://thetechblock.com/gruber-ive-heard-apple-working-biggest-camera-jump-ever-next-years-iphone/" target="_blank">The Tech Block</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="The next iPhone might have the best iPhone camera to date " alt="The next iPhone might have the best iPhone camera to date " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/patented.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/apple/next-iphone-might-have-best-iphone-camera-date/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/next-iphone-might-have-best-iphone-camera-date/news#comments Apple Cameras iOS iPhone & iPad Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:47:45 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453497 at http://www.stuff.tv The alleged iPad Pro will be rolled out later than expected: Report http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/alleged-ipad-pro-will-be-rolled-out-later-expected-report/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sources say the tablet will not see daylight until Q2 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="The alleged iPad Pro will be rolled out later than expected: Report " alt="The alleged iPad Pro will be rolled out later than expected: Report " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ipro.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;ve been holding off purchasing an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ipad-air-2">iPad Air 2 </a>or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ipad-mini-3-0">iPad mini 3</a> just because you&rsquo;re hoping the rumours of an iPad Pro&nbsp;turn into reality, you&rsquo;re in for some tough luck.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/alleged-ipad-pro-will-be-rolled-out-later-expected-report/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/alleged-ipad-pro-will-be-rolled-out-later-expected-report/news#comments Apple iOS iPad Tablets Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:52:17 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453068 at http://www.stuff.tv Nothing expresses your gaudy personality like this gold-plated iPhone 6 by Ademov http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/you-might-want-get-gold-plated-iphone-6/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s so bling, you can&#039;t help and stare at it, maybe even match the gold Apple Watch you intend to splurge on </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="Nothing expresses your gaudy personality like this gold-plated iPhone 6" alt="Nothing expresses your gaudy personality like this gold-plated iPhone 6" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ademo.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If the news of the gold <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iwatch">Apple Watch</a> possibly <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-might-cost-you-upward-us500/news">costing between US$4000 and US$5000 </a>resulted in you going &ldquo;meh, I&rsquo;d pay that for it&rdquo;, then perhaps this gold-plated iPhone 6 is made for you to pair it with the wearable device when it hits retail.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/you-might-want-get-gold-plated-iphone-6/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/you-might-want-get-gold-plated-iphone-6/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone 6 Smartphones Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:12:35 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1452809 at http://www.stuff.tv The Apple Watch stainless steel version might cost you upward of US$500 http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-might-cost-you-upward-us500/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That&#039;s not the real shocker - the gold model is expected to cost you at least US$4000 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="The Apple Watch might cost you upward of US$500 " alt="The Apple Watch might cost you upward of US$500 " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/aww.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You better start saving up for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iwatch">Apple Watch</a> if you want the stainless steel version.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-might-cost-you-upward-us500/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-might-cost-you-upward-us500/news#comments Apple iOS Smartwatches Watch Wearable tech Mon, 10 Nov 2014 04:17:07 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1452710 at http://www.stuff.tv App of the Week: Pixelmator for iPad http://www.stuff.tv/my/ipad/app-week-pixelmator-ipad/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you still think tablets are consumption-only devices after using Pixelmator, seek help </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="Pixelmator for iPad" alt="Pixelmator for iPad" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pixelmator_ipad.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;They&rsquo;ve only gone and made Photoshop for the iPad&rdquo; is a perfectly understandable initial reaction to Pixelmator. As is picking your jaw up from the floor.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM5.98 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tested on iPad Air </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Composing your masterpiece </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>Load in a photo and you can add dazzling and configurable professional-looking filters, or work with a range of extremely competent retouching tools, to deal with unwanted elements, red-eye, and colour blotches. Selections can be cut, pasted and manipulated, in a manner similar to &mdash; and rarely more awkward than &mdash; working with an equivalent desktop app. Layers and objects can add further texture to any composition through a Style menu that enables you to fiddle with opacity and blend type, or add shadows, strokes and reflections.</p> <p>When starting from scratch, Pixelmator also provides scope for rather more abstract creativity. There&rsquo;s a large selection of built-in brushes, many of which competently ape real world media, and you can add vector shapes and text to flesh things out when necessary.</p> <p>Text is a touch limited, largely in the maximum point size for any characters seemingly being 288pt (which isn&rsquo;t very large on an iPad display), but you at least get tools for adjusting line-spacing and alignment; additionally, more general alignment of any added items is made easier through them intelligently snapping to optional spacing guides, triggered when an object finds itself matching the horizontal or vertical axis of another.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review" target="_blank">Apple iPad Air 2 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Adding effects is the work of seconds, but they can be further tweaked to your satisfaction" alt="Pixelmator for iPad" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/effects.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="2048" height="1536" title="Pixelmator is much, much more than a simple photo editor, but it avoids the complexity of Photoshop" alt="Pixelmator for iPad" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/complex%20edits.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="2048" height="1536" title="There are loads of picture creation and editing tools available, all designed for touch" alt="Pixelmator for iPad" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/tool.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"> A powerful tool needs a powerful tablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are some minor bumps. Even on an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-5/review" target="_blank">iPad Air</a>, the app sometimes struggles to launch if anything memory-hungry&rsquo;s also residing in memory, and we certainly wouldn&rsquo;t recommend this app on anything less powerful than an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-4/review" target="_blank">iPad 4</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review" target="_blank">iPad mini 2</a>. It&#39;s the perfect foil for the new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review" target="_blank">iPad Air 2</a>, natch.</p> <p>The odd tool may not behave quite as you&rsquo;d expect, and the aforementioned templates are perhaps a little less flexible than you&rsquo;d hope for.</p> <p>But for pretty much everything else, this is a truly stunning achievement &mdash; an impressive, broadly intuitive, surprisingly powerful image editor that sets a new yardstick for creative tools on tablets, and even manages to better the Mac version in terms of usability, interface design and being a pleasure to use.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/app-week" target="_blank">check out more of our Apps of the Week</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Keeping it simple? Choose a template, select your photo, add text and you&#039;re done." alt="Pixelmator for iPad" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/template.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Powerful, simple and brilliant, Pixelmator could be the only image editor you need - and it&#39;s only RM17!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ipad/app-week-pixelmator-ipad/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/ipad/app-week-pixelmator-ipad/review#comments App of the Week iOS iPad Pixelmator Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:55:21 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1452610 at http://www.stuff.tv How to get Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus easily in Malaysia http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/stuff-s-survival-guide-beating-crowds-get-iphone-6/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED 31/10/14: Here are 6 ways you can try to get the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and with all the pricing details revealed, you can make a sound decision </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Stuff’s survival guide: Beating the crowds to get an iPhone 6 " alt="Stuff’s survival guide: Beating the crowds to get an iPhone 6 " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/i1.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The first thing that comes to your mind when we say &ldquo;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/iphone-6-iwatch-iotherthings-what-expect-apple-s-992014-event/feature">Apple product release</a>&rdquo; is finding out what it is (as you should).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><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"> Pre-order online </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It may take a few days longer, but you don&rsquo;t have to deal with the hassle of a crazy crowd, especially bumping bodies with sweaty people (who may not have showered if they&rsquo;ve been queuing for more than a day). You can get your details in to one of the main three telcos (Digi, Celcom, Maxis) plus, you can do it from the comforts of your own home.</p> <p><strong>Maxis</strong><br />There are a few reasons to consider Maxis, if you aren&#39;t already on its network. For one, it allows you to purchase the phones under a 12-month contract, though be prepared for a lower subsidy for the phone.</p> <p>There&#39;s also the Maxis Midnight Express. As its name imples, it&#39;s a midnight delivery service for the moment when the clock strikes midnight on 6 November. That&#39;s right, none of the sweaty bodies and aggravated tempers when you queue for the iPhone. Just wait for it to land on your lap.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/malaysia-how-you-get-your-iphone-6-and-6-plus-maxis/news">Malaysia, this is how you get your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from Maxis</a></strong></p> <p><strong>DiGi</strong><br />No 12-month contracts here, just the full two year bond that ties you to DiGi if you purchase the iPhone. On the bright side, the subsidy for the iPhone is pretty decent, and monthly subscriptions start from RM50 to RM238. Of course, a higher-tier monthly subscription gives you a cheaper iPhone, which could go as low as RM557 and RM892 for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus respectively.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/iphone-6/malaysia-how-you-get-your-iphone-6-and-6-plus-digi/news">Malaysia, this is how you get your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from DiGi</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Celcom</strong><br />Of the three telcos, Celcom is the quietest, with no details of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus price plans. The only inkling that the telco is bringing in the iPhones is the <a href="http://www.celcom.com.my/personal/ROI/iphone-6" target="_blank">registration page</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone_maxis.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"> 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"> Just get it from the online Apple Store </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>No contract, no waiting lines; that&#39;s what you get if you purchase the alleged iPhone 6 from the <a href="http://store.apple.com/my/iphone">Malaysia online Apple Store</a>. There&#39;s even an installment plan that you can take advantage of should be short of some cash. Once it&#39;s out, you&#39;ll be able to purchase it immediately, and it gets shipped to you in a matter of two days.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-video-leak-slicker-apple-ad/news">This iPhone 6 video leak is slicker than an Apple ad&nbsp;</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="Stuff’s survival guide: Beating the crowds to get an iPhone 6 " alt="Stuff’s survival guide: Beating the crowds to get an iPhone 6 " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/1miss.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"> 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"> Pre-order online </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It may take a few days longer, but you don&rsquo;t have to deal with the hassle of a crazy crowd, especially bumping bodies with sweaty people (who may not have showered if they&rsquo;ve been queuing for more than a day). You can get your details in to one of the main telcos, plus you can do it from the comforts of your own home.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/two-new-iphones-and-iwatch-apples-going-have-busy-day-tomorrow/news">Two new iPhones and an iWatch? Apple&#39;s going to have a busy day tomorrow&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Image: <a href="http://www.rickychew.com/2012/09/14/pre-order-for-iphone-5-is-now-available-in-singaporesingtel-starhub-m1/" target="_blank">Ricky Chew</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Stuff’s survival guide: Beating the crowds to get an iPhone 6 " alt="Stuff’s survival guide: Beating the crowds to get an iPhone 6 " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/i3.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"> Get it from an online retailer. </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>eBay will almost immediately have it, especially if the seller&rsquo;s out for a good deal. Shipping, however, is expensive and there&#39;s no telling if your purchase will get to you safely as, well, anything can happen.<a href="http://www.lazada.com"> Lazada </a>is a good bet for iPhones as well as notorious Lelong seller <a href="http://www.lelong.com.my/merchant/directd.htm">DirectD</a> who famously sold a customer a markedup iPhone 6 Plus for RM7800.</p> <p>You could also try your luck on the Lowyat <a href="http://forum.lowyat.net">forums</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-flashback-5-best-apple-product-inaugurations/feature">An Apple flashback: 5 of the best Apple inaugurations&nbsp;</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="Stuff’s survival guide: Beating the crowds to get an iPhone 6 " alt="Stuff’s survival guide: Beating the crowds to get an iPhone 6 " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/i4.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wait it out </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>Embrace the fact that a lot of people will want one, and we mean A LOT. If you can&rsquo;t be bothered with queues and forking out more cash for it, you&rsquo;ll just have to wait for it to be available. It&rsquo;s worth taking note that it could possibly take months before all the pre-orders go out and there&rsquo;s enough stock waiting around for you to go get one. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/watch-out-ios-801-could-already-be-its-way/news">Watch out, iOS8.0.1 could already be on its way&nbsp;</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="Stuff’s survival guide: Beating the crowds to get an iPhone 6 " alt="Stuff’s survival guide: Beating the crowds to get an iPhone 6 " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/i5.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Have a few tricks up your sleeve </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>And if all else fails, you can equip yourselves with some handy tricks like Mr. Bean if you&rsquo;re in queue. We must admit it&rsquo;s highly creative and funny when you look at it from a third person perspective, but you might end up getting into big trouble, especially if you pinch someone&rsquo;s butt, so we&rsquo;re not going to recommend it or glorify that behaviour.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-goes-sale-china-again/news">The iPhone 6 goes on sale in China, AGAIN!&nbsp;</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/MNdoDUE4tBI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How to get your hands on the new iPhones </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/stuff-s-survival-guide-beating-crowds-get-iphone-6/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/stuff-s-survival-guide-beating-crowds-get-iphone-6/feature#comments Apple iOS iPhone 6 Smartphones Stuff's Ultimate Guide to Smartphones Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:52:27 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447056 at http://www.stuff.tv TestFlight gets you in on new iOS app betas http://www.stuff.tv/my/ios-8/testflight-gets-you-new-ios-app-betas/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s win-win; you get introduced to new apps and devs get to test their apps before going live </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="TestFlight gets you in on new iOS app betas" alt="TestFlight gets you in on new iOS app betas" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/testflight.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you like the idea of beta testing apps, then Apple&#39;s new TestFlight Beta program might be for you. What&#39;s involved? You sign up, download an app and you get in line to help test and review other apps on the App Store. Pretty neat, huh?</p> <p>Third-party developers can invite up to 1,000 people to beta test, which is more than what Apple originally announced, which was 100 beta invitations.</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 happens is that a developer sends out invitations, users then download the app via iTunes Connect and users then download TestFlight. iOS 8 also helps notify users when the latest build of beta apps are available, which is pretty handy compared to waiting for developer emails.</p> <p>As to when updates happen, they would take a little longer due to Apple needing to vet the apps via its Beta App Review. Still, having the Big A vet the apps first isn&#39;t necessarily a bad thing, even if it takes time.</p> <p>One of the pitfalls of Google Play is its reliance on peer review, meaning that it&#39;s all too easy for malware and shady apps to sneak into the app marketplace.</p> <p>The TestFlight Beta app is <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/testflight/id899247664?mt=8" target="_blank">free on the App Store</a> but it would be a good idea to get the lowdown on the program at the <a href="https://developer.apple.com/app-store/testflight/" target="_blank">official page</a> first.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ios/ios-apps">Check out what&#39;s new in the iOS app space</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_releases_testflight_app_beta_testing_public?utm_source=Social&amp;utm_medium=Twitter&amp;utm_campaign=Owned" target="_blank">Maclife</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="TestFlight gets you in on new iOS app betas" alt="TestFlight gets you in on new iOS app betas" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/testflight%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/ios-8/testflight-gets-you-new-ios-app-betas/news#comments iOS iOS 8 iOS apps iPhone Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:07:39 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1451240 at http://www.stuff.tv