iOS http://www.stuff.tv/my/ios/news en-MY Is Apple CarPlay the future of in-car infotainment? http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-carplay-future-car-infotainment/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple wants to smarten up your wheels with a new generation of in-car iScreens </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iOS on your dashboard" alt="Is Apple CarPlay the future of in-car infotainment?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CarPlay_Honda_Homescreen-PRINT.jpg?1397476749" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ferrari has become the first car manufacturer to adopt Apple CarPlay, a new infotainment system that let&rsquo;s you see the iPhone interface displayed on the car&rsquo;s touch screen and access apps in exactly the same way you would on the phone itself.</p> <p>Announced at this year&rsquo;s Geneva Motor Show, CarPlay is available to order on the Ferrari FF as an option now, but Ferrari has still to announce the price.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Based on the Windows CE operating system, the design of the iDrive interface was counter intuitive in just about every respect. In fact it was so confusing that customer were given a briefing by the dealer on how to use it and a follow-up VHS instruction video. Imagine having to go through that to master any modern smartphone today.&nbsp;</p> <p>So perhaps leaving the design of an infotainment system&rsquo;s graphical user interface to the people who invented the graphical user interface isn&rsquo;t such a bad idea after all. Actually, Apple is no newcomer to the in-car infotainment market anyway and has worked with the automotive industry for more than 10 years developing all those iPod connections we now take for granted.&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="1042" height="782" title="Are you drooling too?" alt="Is Apple CarPlay the future of in-car infotainment?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ferrariff.jpg?1397476749" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>CarPlay is compatible with the iPhone 5, 5C and 5S with an upgrade to iOS 7 (but not the iPod) and connects using a Lightning adapter cable, before being tucked away in the armrest. Initially, the system is pretty discreet, appearing as an item on the Ferrari&rsquo;s home screen. Touch it, and the screen changes to a facsimile of the iPhone complete with home button. After that, it&rsquo;s just a matter of doing what you do with the iPhone &ndash; well, almost.&nbsp;</p> <p>Despite the look and feel of CarPlay matching that of the iPhone, there is one crucial difference and that&rsquo;s the number of apps available. Designing in-car systems is all about avoiding driver distraction so what you get in this case is a cut down version of the iPhone with a selection of apps. Apple has also designed CarPlay to more reliant on iPhone&rsquo;s Siri voice recognition system to encourage as much voice control as possible, reducing the need for the driver to use the touch screen, something that requires taking the eyes off the road.</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="1042" height="782" title="So much want." alt="Is Apple CarPlay the future of in-car infotainment?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ferrariffinside_0.jpg?1397466042" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With CarPlay, you can make calls, access contacts, return missed calls, listen to voicemails, have text messages read back to you and dictate responses in what Apple calls &lsquo;an eyes-free experience.&rsquo; You can access Maps (that&rsquo;s Apple Maps, not your choice of map app) and of course, music, which includes podcasts, audio books and iTunes Radio. CarPlay does support a couple of third party apps, Spotify and iHeart Radio and although no details have been released, there are plans to roll out more.</p> <p>Maps can be used as a satnav (although it isn&rsquo;t specifically intended to replace the Ferrari&rsquo;s own system), giving spoken turn-by-turn route instructions, reporting on traffic conditions and keeping you updated on your ETA. The iPhone makes use of any destination you may have stored away in contacts, emails or text messages to anticipate where you may want to go, receiving your instructions via Siri.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="&quot;Nearest KFC is 1.4 miles away. Would you like to go there?&quot; Yes Siri. Yes we would." alt="Is Apple CarPlay the future of in-car infotainment?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CarPlay_Honda_Map-PRINT.jpg?1397476749" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple says Siri has been optimised for use in-car using a different set of acoustical models, to take into account the background tyre, wind and engine noise that often foxes voice control systems. Whatever you think of Siri as a day-to-day tool, it arguably comes into it&rsquo;s own in this environment because most, if not all, in-car voice control systems are command based rather than being able to cope with natural speech as Siri does.&nbsp;</p> <p>However, in a demonstration by an Apple technician on the Ferrari stand at Geneva, Siri received route instructions to US destinations but was unable to interpret a UK-based postcode or village name using his iPhone. Maps did happily accept the same code when typed in using the touch screen though and provided decent route instructions back to the UK. That may be an example though, of how Siri would make use of destination data stored in an individual iPhone to recognise locations. In that case, CarPlay would be providing the first ever satnav whose settings are transparently personalised to each individual user.</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="Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it&#039;s M25 time." alt="Is Apple CarPlay the future of in-car infotainment?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CarPlay_Honda_Music-PRINT.jpg?1397476749" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When in the CarPlay screen, touching a Ferrari logo takes you back into the Ferrari home screen to interact with the car&rsquo;s settings, so the two are kept quite separate. Ferrari will roll the system out in the new California T, which also debuted in Geneva, in June, but more work needs to be done to introduce CarPlay to some of its other cars, such as the 458, whose screens are in a different format. Ferrari has no specific plans to introduce an Android solution to its cars in the near future but one senior insider says he thinks that will follow once the CarPlay has been fully integrated into the rest of the range.</p> <p>Although it&rsquo;s starting in pole position, Ferrari won&rsquo;t be the only manufacturer to take CarPlay. Volvo announced it will launch the system in the XC90 next year, Nissan will also be also introducing it to the lineup in 2015 and so will 14 other manufacturers at some stage, including Mercedes. Does CarPlay represent the future of in-car Infotainment systems? Judging by the seamless way the iPhone integrates with the Ferrari and that fact that for an existing iPhone user, the learning curve is zero, it certainly looks that way.</p> <p>[Ferrari FF interior image: <a href="http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2012-ferrari-ff-official-photos-and-info-ferrari-ff-news" target="_blank">Car and Driver</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Volvo XC90" alt="Is Apple CarPlay the future of in-car infotainment?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/volvo.jpg?1397476749" /> </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-carplay-future-car-infotainment/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-carplay-future-car-infotainment/feature#comments Apple Cars iOS Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:38:27 +0000 Elissa Loi 1435400 at http://www.stuff.tv Pebble iOS update adds sharing, more watchapps http://www.stuff.tv/my/pebble/pebble-ios-update-adds-sharing-more-watchapps/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Besides a major bug fix, patch brings added functionality too </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="660" height="461" title="Pebble iOS update adds sharing, more watchapps" alt="Pebble iOS update adds sharing, more watchapps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pebble_stuff.jpg?1396497661" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&#39;ve been getting bored or frustrated by bugs on iOS for your shiny Pebble, then be happy, for a new update now adds some nice tweaks to the Pebble app in the app store. If you haven&#39;t downloaded the app...why on earth do you own a Pebble?</p> <p>Anyway, the 2.1.1 version of the app now adds sharing. Yes, whether through email, Facebook, Twitter or old-school text, you can now share your Pebble apps with friends.</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"> Pebble-ing along </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 Pebble seems to be holding its own in a sea of upcoming wearables from Samsung, Sony and the as-yet-unconfirmed one from Apple.</p> <p>Check out our review of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/pebble/pebble-steel/review" target="_blank">Pebble Steel</a> or if you fancy, our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/pebble/ces-2014/pebble-steel-hands-worlds-best-smartwatch-just-got-smarter/news" target="_blank">hands-on</a> with the device.</p> <p>Even better, check out our showdown of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-vs-pebble-steel-weigh/feature" target="_blank">Samsung Gear 2 vs the Pebble Steel</a>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.tuaw.com/2014/04/02/pebble-updates-its-ios-app-with-new-apps-sharing-options-and-v2/?ncid=rss_truncated" target="_blank">TUAW]</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Pebble iOS update adds sharing, more watchapps" alt="Pebble iOS update adds sharing, more watchapps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble_smartwatch.jpg?1396497661" /> </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/pebble/pebble-ios-update-adds-sharing-more-watchapps/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/pebble/pebble-ios-update-adds-sharing-more-watchapps/news#comments Apps and Games iOS Pebble Smartwatches Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:58:00 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1434754 at http://www.stuff.tv Round-up Wednesday: the real news you might have missed http://www.stuff.tv/my/round-wednesday-real-news-you-might-have-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rejoice, for April Fools’ Day is over, and we&#039;ve sifted out the real news you should be reading </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="551" height="413" title="Round-up Wednesday: the real news you might have missed" alt="Round-up Wednesday: the real news you might have missed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bitcoin_0.jpg?1397016919" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">What you&rsquo;re about to read, is the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Don&rsquo;t worry, we&rsquo;re done with the fake news from April Fools&rsquo; Day. It&rsquo;s time to catch up on the biggest tech news from the past week.</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/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</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"> Bitcoin ATMs, now available in Kuala Lumpur and Penang </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Singapore-based company Numoni Pte. Ltd. has set up auto vending machines for users to deposit and withdraw Bitcoins in Malaysia. Bitcoin, what? Is that something you use to pay for in-game purchases? It&rsquo;s more than that - the crypto-currency is also accepted in brick and mortar stores, though not as widespread as your usual cash and credit card payment. For now, anyway.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/malaysia-gets-its-first-bitcoin-atms/news" target="_blank">Malaysia gets its first Bitcoin ATMs</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facebook brings the Internet to everyone, with drones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Oh, this is as real as it gets, coming straight from Mark Zuckerberg himself. Working alongside Internet.org, the social media company aims to use its drones to deliver Internet connectivity almost anywhere, even developing nations. By the way, did we mention the drones are armed with lasers? Ermm, ok.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/zuckerberg-confirms-facebooks-plans-drone-army/news">Rejoice or tremble? Zuckerberg confirms Facebook&#39;s plans for a drone army</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="567" height="425" title="Facebook brings the Internet to everyone, with drones" alt="Facebook brings the Internet to everyone, with drones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facebook_drone_stuff.jpg?1397016919" /> </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"> iOS Messaging app goes transparent </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">In the most literal sense. A patent filed in 2012 has resurfaced, hinting how the iDevice could use its camera to provide a live feed for the Messaging app. Still, you might not want to walk and text at the same time, it&rsquo;s always an accident waiting to happen.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apples-transparent-texting-app-patent-could-bring-end-unplanned-lamppost-headbutts/news" target="_blank">Apple&#39;s transparent texting app could bring an end to lamppost headbutts</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="iOS Messaging app goes transparent" alt="iOS Messaging app goes transparent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/transparent-texting.jpg?1397016919" /> </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"> Immortalise yourself with Eterni.me </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">An avatar that lets your friends and family interact with even after you&rsquo;ve kicked the bucket? No, it doesn&#39;t sound creepy at all. But Eterni.me definitely has the right idea, using your social media profile to emulate how your avatar talks to others after you&rsquo;ve walked into the light.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/eternime-lets-you-live-forever-internet/news" target="_blank">Eterni.me lets you live forever</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="567" height="425" title="Immortalise yourself with Eterni.me" alt="Immortalise yourself with Eterni.me" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eterni_stuff.jpg?1397016919" /> </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"> Facebook acquires Oculus Rift </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">And with it, the possibilities and potential for the virtual reality headset have expanded. Another point to note - Facebook is not short on money, what with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/fully-charged-facebook-buys-whatsapp-galaxy-gear-2-won-t-use-android-and-3d-printer-makes-f" target="_blank">US$16 billion WhatsApp acquisition</a>, and now another US$2 billion spent bringing virtual reality to its social media platform and beyond.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/facebook-aims-virtual-reality-domination-buys-oculus-rift-us2-billion/news" target="_blank">Facebook aims for virtual reality domination, buys Oculus Rift for US$2 billion</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="567" height="425" title="Facebook acquires Oculus Rift" alt="Facebook acquires Oculus Rift" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Oculus%20rift%20stuff.jpg?1397016919" /> </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/round-wednesday-real-news-you-might-have-missed/news#comments Apple Facebook HTC iOS One (M8) Round-up Wednesday Smartphones Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:58:47 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434682 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple's transparent texting app could bring an end to lamppost headbutts http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apples-transparent-texting-app-patent-could-bring-end-unplanned-lamppost-headbutts/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pesky bollards and small children could no longer be a health hazard if Apple&#039;s patent comes to fruition </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="974" height="731" title="Apple&#039;s transparent texting app patent could bring an end to unplanned lamppost headbutts" alt="Apple&#039;s transparent texting app patent could bring an end to unplanned lamppost " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/transparent-texting.jpg?1396059502" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>An Apple patent filed in 2012 has just appeared online, and it could bring a transparent background to iOS&#39; Messaging app.</p> <p>Spotted by AppleInsider, the patent describes how an iDevice&#39;s camera can be used to provide a live feed to the background of the Messaging app, creating a &#39;transparent screen&#39; effect.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><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/apples-transparent-texting-app-patent-could-bring-end-unplanned-lamppost-headbutts/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apples-transparent-texting-app-patent-could-bring-end-unplanned-lamppost-headbutts/news#comments Apple iOS Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:07 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1434526 at http://www.stuff.tv Here’s what iOS 8 is going to look like http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/here-s-what-ios-8-going-look/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And it doesn’t look any different from what we’re using now </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="Here’s what iOS 8 is going to look like" alt="Here’s what iOS 8 is going to look like" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ios8%20screens.jpg?1394806594" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">You&rsquo;re looking at Apple iOS 8. Highly suspicious? Not if the Apple-loving folks from <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2014/03/13/screenshots-of-ios-8-healthbook-preview-textedit-icons-leaked/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a> put their street cred on the line for these screenshots from Weibo.</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/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</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/here-s-what-ios-8-going-look/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/here-s-what-ios-8-going-look/news#comments Apple iOS Fri, 14 Mar 2014 03:47:53 +0000 Nigel Yap 1433698 at http://www.stuff.tv Behind enemy lines: Microsoft's Xbox Live service could land on iOS and Android http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/behind-enemy-lines-microsofts-xbox-live-service-could-land-ios-and-android/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch out iOS Game Centre: Microsoft has you in its sights </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="Behind enemy lines: Microsoft&#039;s Xbox Live service could land on iOS and Android" alt="Behind enemy lines: Microsoft&#039;s Xbox Live service could land on iOS and Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MyXboxLIVE-iPad-1.jpg?1393980528" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft is reportedly working on bringing its Xbox Live service to iOS and Android devices.</p> <p>According to The Verge&#39;s unnamed sources, Microsoft is planning on infiltrating iOS and Android smartphones and tablets in a bid to win back game developers.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><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/android/behind-enemy-lines-microsofts-xbox-live-service-could-land-ios-and-android/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/behind-enemy-lines-microsofts-xbox-live-service-could-land-ios-and-android/news#comments Android Apple Google iOS Microsoft Smartphones Tablets Xbox LIVE Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:46:06 +0000 Nigel Yap 1433252 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple plans to invade your cars with its iOS-running CarPlay http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-invade-your-cars/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not content with getting you hooked onto its mobile devices, Apple&#039;s eyeing your cars as the next platform for iOS to conquer (updated: Volve video with CarPlay demo added) </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="iOS to invade your cars" alt="iOS to invade your cars" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/carplay.jpg?1394076123" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It seems Apple really wants to be a part of your life, kind of like an overly attached girlfriend.&nbsp;</p> <p>The new in-car iPhone integration system is called CarPlay, to designed to be an eyes-free system for your phone, entertainment,&nbsp;and communications systems.</p> <p>Built from the ground-up, Apple says you can enjoy the iPhone experience while driving. Most likely, you&rsquo;ll be having Siri for company while you pay attention to the road.</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/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</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>Of course, you can expect Apple to throw Apple Maps into the system as well. There&rsquo;ll also be other third-party entertainment apps supported, including Spotify, Beats Radio, iHeartRadio, and Stitcher.</p> <p>When can we expect it? Apple will be showcasing CarPlay in the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes Benz are some of the brands that are expected to showcase this new tech.</p> <p>CarPlay will land as part of an iOS 7 update and will only work with Lightning connector iPhones, so anyone with a model older than an iPhone 5 is out of luck.&nbsp;</p> <p>Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://gizmodo.com/apple-carplay-ios-on-your-dashboard-1535053054" target="_blank">Gizmodo</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/kqgrGho4aYM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </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="Apple plans to invade your cars with its iOS-running CarPlay" alt="Apple plans to invade your cars with its iOS-running CarPlay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CarPlay_0.jpg?1393984348" /> </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"> CarPlay: Apple&#039;s iOS invades automobiles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CarPlay_2.jpg?1393984348" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-invade-your-cars/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-invade-your-cars/news#comments Apple Cars iOS Maps Navigation Tue, 04 Mar 2014 06:33:26 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1433189 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s: the weigh-in http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/mwc-2014/samsung-galaxy-s5-vs-apple-iphone-5s/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Have a seat, grab a bag of popcorn and get ready for the smartphone fight of the century </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="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung%20Galaxy%20S5%20Apple%20iPhone%205s.jpg?1393396157" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The stage is set for Apple and Samsung to duke it out for smartphone supremacy.</p> <p dir="ltr">In the red corner, we have the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5s</a>, Apple&rsquo;s undisputed poster boy. Taking the fight to the iOS camp is the newly-announced <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5</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/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</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"> Polycarbonate is still plastic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Call it polycarbonate all you want, Samsung, it&rsquo;s still plastic. But it has its merits - the phone is light and easy to handle. Plus, the matte surface, unlike the faux-leather back of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 3</a>, actually makes sense when you get a good, firm grip in your hands.</p> <p dir="ltr">But there&rsquo;s none of that cool, metal touch that gets you all excited when you hold the iPhone 5s for the first time. Samsung did what it could with the premium look, but somewhere along the line, they&rsquo;ve dropped the ball on the S5&#39;s design. Again.</p> <p dir="ltr">All that jazz about being waterproof? You don&rsquo;t have to worry about sending the S5 into a watery grave when you&rsquo;re at the beach. But when you&rsquo;re about to charge the Android smartphone via its microUSB cable? The darn cover that protects the microUSB port from water will be a real pain to remove. Every. Single. Time.</p> <p dir="ltr">Don&rsquo;t forget, the iPhone 5s&rsquo; Lightning cable works both ways.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Winner</strong>: Apple iPhone 5s</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="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung%20Galaxy%20S5%2001.JPG?1397657734" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Apple%20iPhone%205s%2001.jpg?1397657734" /> </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"> It&#039;s all about the pixels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Do we need to say who&rsquo;s the clear winner here? No really, do we have to say it, if we tell you the S5 has a 5.1in display packed with 1920 x 1080 pixels? Oh, by the way, the iPhone 5s sports a 4in screen with 1136 x 640 pixels.&nbsp;Still not convinced who the winner is? Consider the S5&rsquo;s pixel density, raking in 432 pixels per inch while the iPhone 5s doesn&rsquo;t even come close at 326 pixels per inch.</p> <p dir="ltr">Now if we&rsquo;re not spelling this out clearly, the S5 uses a Super AMOLED display. You know, the type that treats your eyes to the most fantastic viewing experience even if you hold the S5 at a distance. Try doing that on the iPhone 5s. Chances are, you&rsquo;ll be squinting and bringing the phone closer to your eyes. Or maybe your eyes need an upgrade.</p> <p dir="ltr">Purely by numbers, the winner is obvious. But just in case it&rsquo;s still not clear, read below.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Winner</strong>: Samsung Galaxy S5</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="740" height="555" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung%20Galaxy%20S5%2002.jpg?1397657734" /> </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"> You can never have enough megapixels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">A 16-megapixel camera doesn&rsquo;t mean it gets the job done better than an 8-megapixel sensor. But it doesn&rsquo;t hurt to make the camera jam more pixels into an image. The merits of the S5&rsquo;s camera is not based solely on its 16MP count. Fast autofocus speeds of up to 0.3 seconds, an option to focus your images post-shot and a live HDR mode so you can see how an enhanced image looks in real-time and recording slow-motion video at 120fps like the iPhone 5s. To us, these little features add up to an impressive package.</p> <p dir="ltr">On the surface, the iPhone 5s&#39; simple features pale in comparison to Samsung&rsquo;s offerings. That holds true for those who want more out of their phone&rsquo;s imaging capabilities. But if you want skin tones to appear natural in your shots, the iPhone 5s&rsquo; dual LED flash has that covered.</p> <p dir="ltr">Us? We like to keep things simple. Everything about the S5&rsquo;s imaging features screams power user. But it&rsquo;s the simple things, like a clean user interface, easy access to the photo gallery and a fuss-free sharing experience on Facebook and Twitter that makes the cut.</p> <p dir="ltr">A good camera is one that lets you take great images, minus the hassle. And we know who has our vote.</p> <p><strong>Winner</strong>: Apple iPhone 5s</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="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung%20Galaxy%20S5%2003.JPG?1397657734" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Apple%20iPhone%205s%2002.JPG?1397657734" /> </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"> Apple-eating Snapdragon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">We kind of feel for Samsung Galaxy S4 users. Barely a year after it was launched, the S5 is moving on with Qualcomm&rsquo;s latest 2.5GHz quad-core krait processor, possibly from the Snapdragon 805 series. Where&rsquo;s the 64 bit love, you ask? Right now, there&rsquo;s no word if Samsung will be revealing another S5 variant running on its 64-bit running Exynos 6 processor.</p> <p dir="ltr">Do you really <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/whats-all-fuss-about-64-bit-smartphones-iphone-5s-and-samsung-galaxy-s5-anyway/feature" target="_blank">need a 64-bit processor</a>? In the long run, yes. But right now, the main reason behind Apple&rsquo;s 64-bit processor is speculated for its fingerprint sensor.&nbsp;Even without a 64-bit processor, having four cores running at 2.5GHz on the S5 is going to make the iPhone 5s&rsquo; dual-core A7 look like a chump. Theoretically. We won&rsquo;t know until we run some benchmarks and see how the devices fare in daily usage.</p> <p dir="ltr">What piqued our interest, is the S5&rsquo;s concurrent 4G and Wi-Fi download feature, which supposedly combines both network types to download those large attachments that you keep telling your colleagues not to send via e-mail.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Winner</strong>: undeclared for now</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="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung%20Galaxy%20S5%2004.JPG?1397657734" /> </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"> Everything but the kitchen sink </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Features? The S5 has loads. Wireless charging, checked. Siri, we mean, S-Voice? Still there. How about the new-fangled air gestures that lets you cycle through images without even touching the screen? All included.</p> <p dir="ltr">That fingerprint scanner? True on all accounts. Like the iPhone 5s, the sensor is located on the home button, allowing you to secure the S5 with a tap of your thumb. It does more - Samsung&rsquo;s integrating PayPal payment with the scanner. Watch out for chopper-wielding thieves.</p> <p dir="ltr">That heart rate monitor we spotted beside the camera? No more excuse to be a slob, especially when the S5 keeps reminding you to get off your lazy ass.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Winner</strong>: Samsung Galaxy S5</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="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung%20Galaxy%20S5%2005.JPG?1397657734" /> </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"> The makings of a Duracell bunny </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">2800mAh versus 1560mAh. If only it was this simple to determine the winner based on numbers. While the S5&rsquo;s battery is nearly twice as large as the iPhone 5s, don&rsquo;t rule out the fact that the Android smartphone is a hungry hippo with its larger screen, more pixels, and all that power-consuming features that run in the background.&nbsp;Any phones that last for more than a day, in our books, is a winner. But until we run the S5 through a proper battery and daily usage test, we&rsquo;ll have to hold our verdict.</p> <p><strong>Winner</strong>: undeclared</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="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung%20Galaxy%20S5%2006.JPG?1397657734" /> </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"> Say no 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 dir="ltr">It&rsquo;s the classic Android versus iOS match-up. The S5 has none of the limitations that the iPhone 5s imposes on its users. You can freely transfer files between the S5 and your desktop or laptop. It has loads of apps on the Google Play Store, and at times, exclusive apps only available on Samsung devices. Everything that&rsquo;s great about the Android interface, gets bumped up with more customised features to give you easier access.</p> <p dir="ltr">Except, it gets too overwhelming. Samsung and almost every other Android-maker out there have enjoyed way too much freedom with the OS. This allowed them to add bloatware that complicates the user experience. Its calendar app, for example, is a far cry from the simple UI on the stock Android interface. Samsung&#39;s customised apps, meant to integrate the features of the phone, add too much to the table.</p> <p dir="ltr">On the other hand, for iDevices, even when it comes to wireless file transfers, you&rsquo;ll need to use AirDrop. Apps are curated before it even makes it into the App Store. Say all you want about the Apple&rsquo;s restrictive measures on iOS, it works if you&rsquo;d rather be told what you can or can&rsquo;t do with iOS.</p> <p dir="ltr">Bloatware? You&rsquo;ll get none of that, which heavily swings our decision to Apple.</p> <p><strong>Winner</strong>: Apple iPhone 5s</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="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Apple%20iPhone%205s%2003.JPG?1397657734" /> </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"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">On paper, the Samsung Galaxy S5 delivers much more with its larger and higher resolution display, bigger battery and innovative features (some of which are inspired by its rivals). For now, this could be the next big thing after the S4. Wait, we&rsquo;re sure Samsung said that last year.</p> <p dir="ltr">But at the very least, when the S5 is launched and before Apple unleashes the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6</a> upon the world, this Android smartphone will take the lead and might appear in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">our smartphone hall of fame</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">But we might be speaking too soon, if HTC decides to throw out a surprise when it announces the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-2/review" target="_blank">HTC One Plus</a> next month.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">Top 10 best smartphones in the world</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="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung%20Galaxy%20S5%2007.jpg?1397657734" /> </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"> Battle of the smartphone titans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Round 1: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung%20Galaxy%20S5%20Apple%20iPhone%205s_1.jpg?1393396157" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/mwc-2014/samsung-galaxy-s5-vs-apple-iphone-5s/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/mwc-2014/samsung-galaxy-s5-vs-apple-iphone-5s/feature#comments Android Apple iOS MWC 2014 Samsung Smartphones Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:32:44 +0000 Elissa Loi 1432868 at http://www.stuff.tv Clearer photos of iPhone 6 parts hint at a larger screen are a fake-out http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/clearer-photos-iphone-6-parts-hint-larger-screen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED 12/02/14: Clearly, everyone, including us, got too excited and failed to notice that it&#039;s a render by Martin Hajek </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1024" height="768" title="Clearer photos of iPhone 6 parts hint at a larger screen" alt="Clearer photos of iPhone 6 parts hint at a larger screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iPhone%206%20case%2001.jpg?1392369692" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-3019f6ef-28b7-2a8f-093e-29d6e72e4acd">Somebody&rsquo;s going to get hurt real bad with these leaked photos of the rumoured iPhone 6.</p> <p dir="ltr">Twitter user <a href="https://twitter.com/mornray886" target="_blank">@mornray886</a> left a few not-so-cryptic tweets for Apple-friendly websites yesterday, sharing <a href="https://twitter.com/mornray886/status/433671971893567488" target="_blank">this</a> and more images of a purported iPhone 6 case.</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/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</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 dir="ltr">According to MacRumours, the parts look to be 2.6 inches wide while the iPhone 5s measures 2.31 inches. This, along with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/incredibly-thin-iphone-6-case-leaks/news" target="_blank">an earlier leak about an incredibly thin iPhone 6 case</a>, is pointing towards a 2014 iPhone equipped with a larger screen.</p> <p dir="ltr">Surely, there&rsquo;s something to go on with all the leaks from China. But the usual disclaimer still applies - this could be an elaborate hoax. With a 3D printer and basic design skills, you could easily produce a fake iPhone 6 case.</p> <p dir="ltr">Nothing is confirmed till the iPhone 6 makes its debut at Apple&rsquo;s launch event. But don&rsquo;t stop speculating, join us and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">take a guess at what the iPhone 6 could be</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Update 14/02</strong>: Sharp-eyed readers on MacRumours noticed that the purported iPhone 6 leaked photos&nbsp;<a href="http://i.imgur.com/QF1zNfO.jpg" target="_blank">share the same smudge textures used in his previous renderings</a>. Our hopes of a 5in iPhone are utterly dashed.</p> <p dir="ltr">[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/mornray886/status/433671971893567488" target="_blank">@mornray886</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/12/alleged-iphone-6-parts-leak/#continued" 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="600" height="450" title="Clearer photos of iPhone 6 parts hint at a larger screen" alt="Clearer photos of iPhone 6 parts hint at a larger screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iPhone%206%20case%2002.jpg?1392369692" /> </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="800" height="600" title="Clearer photos of iPhone 6 parts hint at a larger screen" alt="Clearer photos of iPhone 6 parts hint at a larger screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BgS1GwJCMAAqlrx.jpg-large.jpg?1392369692" /> </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="800" height="600" title="Clearer photos of iPhone 6 parts hint at a larger screen" alt="Clearer photos of iPhone 6 parts hint at a larger screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BgS1mc9CEAALU2L.jpg-large.jpg?1392369692" /> </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/clearer-photos-iphone-6-parts-hint-larger-screen/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/clearer-photos-iphone-6-parts-hint-larger-screen/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone 6 Smartphones Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Elissa Loi 1432357 at http://www.stuff.tv Steve Wozniak: Apple could make an Android iPhone http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/steve-wozniak-apple-could-make-android-iphone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple co-founder reckons there&#039;s nothing stopping Apple from creating an iAndroid phone </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="Android iPhone" alt="Android iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/android-iphone.jpg?1392111273" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>iAndroid phone, anyone?</p> <p>Steve Wozniak, Apple&#39;s co-founder, thinks it&#39;s a good idea. The ever-outspoken Woz has conjured up another PR nightmare for Apple, telling <a href="http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2014/02/woz-interview/" target="_blank">Wired</a> that he&#39;d like to see an Apple phone running Google&#39;s Android OS.</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"><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>Of course, Wozniak isn&#39;t involved in the day-to-day running of Apple &ndash; which means that his suggestions are likely to fall on deaf ears at Cupertino, while Apple&#39;s boffins beaver away on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-8-could-track-your-fitness-new-healthbook-app/news" target="_blank">iOS 8</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6</a>.</p> <p>It&#39;s not the first time Woz has lauded Apple&#39;s rivals, either; in a recent chat with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/17-minutes-steve-wozniak/feature" target="_blank">Stuff</a>, he sang the praises of Samsung&#39;s line-up, saying that &quot;the Galaxy Note 3, the S4 and S3 were all very good phones,&quot; before noting that &quot;I actually kind of like Windows Phone 8, appearance-wise.&quot;</p> <p>While Apple might not be planning an Android phone any time soon, there are plenty of Android features that it could poach for its next version of iOS &ndash; check out a few of them&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/10-things-apple-should-totally-steal-android-ios-8-and-iphone-6/feature" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2014/02/woz-interview/" target="_blank">Wired</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/17-minutes-steve-wozniak/feature" target="_blank">Stuff spends 17 minutes with Steve Wozniak</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="604" height="453" title="Steve Wozniak" alt="Steve Wozniak" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Woz1-1_0.jpg?1392111273" /> </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"> Woz: Make an Android iPhone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/android-iphone_0.jpg?1391740888" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/steve-wozniak-apple-could-make-android-iphone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/steve-wozniak-apple-could-make-android-iphone/news#comments Android Apple Google iOS iPhone & iPad Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:54:08 +0000 Elissa Loi 1432153 at http://www.stuff.tv WIN! How many imps creeped on to our Facebook page? Count them to win cool Dungeon Keeper goodies [Competition Closed] http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/win-how-many-imps-creeped-our-facebook-page-count-them-win-cool-dungeon-keeper-goodies/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dungeon Keeper Horny and the the imps are back! To celebrate their arrival on Android and iOS, we&#039;ve let them take over our Facebook page so you can win a load of DK memorabilia </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="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Imps-on-FB.png?1394595769" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.dungeonkeeper.com/" target="_blank">Dungeon Keeper</a> is well and truly back - now on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/dungeon-keeper/id659212037?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.game.dungeonkeeper_row&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android</a>. So we&#39;ve gone and let a bunch of imps infiltrate&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/stuffmalaysia" target="_blank">our Facebook page</a> for a whole week - starting on Thursday February 6th.</p> <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"> Goodies, you say? Like what? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;ve been given some cool memorabilia from EA Games. Enter this social media competition and a randomly selected winner will receive:</p> <p><strong>1 x Signed Dungeon Keeper poster<br />1 x Dungeon Keeper tracksuit top<br />1 x Dungeon Keeper novelty foam hand (a star prize in itself, no?!)</strong></p> <p>It could be all yours by clicking <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stuffmalaysia" target="_blank">here</a> and counting the imps who made it onto <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stuffmalaysia" target="_blank">our Facbook page</a> between February 6th and February 13th 2014...</p> <p>Don&#39;t forget to download the new game on<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.game.dungeonkeeper_row&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">&nbsp;Android</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/dungeon-keeper/id659212037?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a>. Good luck!&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="WIN! How many imps creeped on to our Facebook page? Count them to win cool Dungeon Keeper goodies " alt="WIN! How many imps creeped on to our Facebook page? Count them to win cool Dunge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Imp-Competition.gif?1394595769" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Few T&amp;Cs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <ul> <li>The closing date for submitting your answer is 28 February 2014 - 23:59pm.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>The draw will take place within seven working days and the winner will be notified within 14 working days.<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>To enter, fill in your details <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bz6tBRC-9q3FfFe8_sih8NPynSVR5x4XttlTd8O9vEQ/viewform" target="_blank">here</a>, answer the multiple choice question and click on the submit button.<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Only open to Malaysia&nbsp;residents.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>No cash alternative.<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Prizes are non-transferable.<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Only one entry per person.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>By entering you agree to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/haymarket-media-group-privacy-notice" target="_blank">promoter&rsquo;s privacy policy</a>.<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>For full Terms and Conditions, go to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/terms" target="_blank">Competitions section</a>.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Promoter: Haymarket Media Asia Pte Ltd, 21 Media Circle, #05-05 Infinite Studios, Singapore 138562</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-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"> Win! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How many DK imps sneaked onto our Facebook page? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Imps-on-FB.png?1394595769" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/win-how-many-imps-creeped-our-facebook-page-count-them-win-cool-dungeon-keeper-goodies/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/win-how-many-imps-creeped-our-facebook-page-count-them-win-cool-dungeon-keeper-goodies/news#comments Android Android games Apps and Games Competitions iOS iOS games Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:15:00 +0000 Ian Paynton 1431996 at http://www.stuff.tv 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/10-things-apple-should-totally-steal-android-ios-8-and-iphone-6/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From more inter-app communication to app installs from anywhere, here are the Android features we’d like welded to our iPads and iPhones </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="1596" height="1197" title=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" alt=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ios-steal-android.jpg?1391485152" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Steve Jobs once said, &ldquo;good artists copy, great artists steal&rdquo; (attributed to Picasso), and followed up by admitting: &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve always been shameless about stealing great ideas&rdquo;.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s perhaps one of the most misunderstood quotes in the technology industry. It doesn&rsquo;t mean to find something good and then clone it, but to look around, immerse yourself in the best of what&rsquo;s out there, and then figure out a way to do it better.</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. App installs from the web </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple grudgingly provided an online App Store of sorts with iTunes Preview, but it merely offers app information and screen grabs. By contrast, Google Play enables you to install apps to your devices from a web browser. Perhaps Apple considers its stores within iTunes and iOS apps safer or simpler, but it&rsquo;s maddening when someone points you at a great iPad app or game and you cannot buy it from your iPhone.</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="1066" height="800" title=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" alt=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1-app-installs-web.jpg?1391485152" /> </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. App installs from anywhere </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;re not stupid &mdash; we know vanilla iOS will never allow apps to be installed outside of the App Store (excepting the odd corporate product or ad-hoc test build), but it&rsquo;s something we&rsquo;ve grown to love about Android. This isn&rsquo;t about piracy either, but enabling devs to create apps gatekeepers won&rsquo;t allow through, or indies to provide direct sales and offers via their own websites or the likes of Humble Bundle.</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="839" height="629" title=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" alt=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2-app-installs-anywhere.jpg?1391485152" /> </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. Typing suggestions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When you&rsquo;re typing in iOS, there&rsquo;s the usual autocorrect shenanigans that help you to avoid making any miss steaks. The thing is, it&rsquo;s a bit opaque, and not obvious enough how to override, hence all those wonderful typos from your iPhone-owning friends. Android offers a similar autocorrect feature, but also attempts to anticipate what you&rsquo;re typing, be it the current word or the next one in your sentence. The system is extremely intuitive and can hugely speed up fashioning emails on your smartphone. iOS feels comparatively prehistoric.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature" target="_blank">iCheapskate: The best free iPhone and iPad games</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="768" height="1280" title=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" alt=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-typing.jpg?1391485152" /> </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. Alternative app defaults </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 we wish something closer to the third-party <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appiator.defaultappmanager&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Default App Manager</a> existed in Android&rsquo;s Settings app, Google&rsquo;s OS at least betters iOS in enabling you to define the apps you want to use to perform certain commonplace tasks, such as email and web browsing. On iOS, Apple might have relaxed regarding products that &lsquo;compete&rsquo; with its own (in the old days, quite a few were essentially &lsquo;banned&rsquo; from the App Store), but you still can&rsquo;t replace Safari with Chrome or Calendar with Fantastical; on Android, if you prefer the Firefox web browser to Chrome, Google&rsquo;s not so precious.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="768" height="1280" title=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" alt=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-alt-defaults.png?1391485152" /> </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. A straightforward app list </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 a list of everything that&rsquo;s installed on your iPhone? Then you&rsquo;d best get a pen and paper, and laboriously work your way through every folder and home screen, noting app names down. On Android, you instead prod a single icon to see everything that&rsquo;s installed on your device &mdash; handy for most people and an absolute godsend for power users who regularly install lots of new apps and games.</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="768" height="1280" title=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" alt=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-app-list.png?1391485152" /> </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. Superior sharing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s fair to say no-one&rsquo;s entirely mastered inter-app communications on mobile yet, with seamless round-tripping proving particularly elusive. However, Apple remains rooted in shoving every app into its own sandbox, stymying the possibility of apps easily working together &mdash; at least in a totally consistent manner and without huge effort from developers. By comparison, Android enables you to share to a much more diverse range of apps or services throughout the system, based on your needs and demands, rather than those of the people back at the mothership.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">The best iPhone 5s headphones, cases and acessories</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="768" height="1280" title=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" alt=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6-sharing.png?1391485152" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. Send screen grabs to their own album </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s only a little thing, but when living in journo land, we love how Android saves screen grabs to a separate album, unlike iOS, which shoves every type of image into a single stream, leaving you to play &lsquo;spot the actual photo&rsquo; among hundreds of pictures of apps.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="768" height="1280" title=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" alt=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/7-grabs.png?1391485152" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8. Contextual services </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s true iOS has some capacity for learning, for example in training Siri to understand your voice. But Android goes much further, learning about you, and then providing contextual alerts and services, such as traffic notifications for appointments in your calendar, or incoming packages based on information it has access to. In a post-Snowden world, you might be wary of giving Apple the kind of access Google demands to your life and itineraries, but Apple&rsquo;s historically been good at keeping personal data secure. And to remain competitive in this space, Apple must match Google&rsquo;s smarts in reducing the reliance on having to manually set alerts and find commonly accessed and immediately relevant information.</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="768" height="1280" title=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" alt=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/8-contextual.png?1391485152" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9. Improved notifications </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>Notification Center has come on in leaps and bounds, and iOS 7 includes a handy &lsquo;Today&rsquo; view with weather and calendar details, a big list of notifications, and a filtered list of items you&rsquo;ve missed. But Apple should pay attention to Android&rsquo;s notifications that can update dynamically, along with its ability to dismiss them all with a single gesture.</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="768" height="1280" title=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" alt=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/9-notifications.png?1391485152" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10. Direct file access </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple clearly wants the file system to die. On iOS, it&rsquo;s iCloud or nothing, unless the app you&rsquo;re using supports pseudo-file system Dropbox. Actually, we tell a lie: sometimes, you&rsquo;re &lsquo;lucky&rsquo; enough to work with a product that enables you to access data using iTunes File Sharing. Ugh. There are workarounds such as <a href="http://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/" target="_blank">iExplorer</a>, but we wish Apple would just let those of us who want to rummage around our iPhones and iPads access the relevant data in Finder. In reality, there&rsquo;s probably about as much chance of that happening as Apple replacing its logo with a green robot.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6 specs, price, release date: Stuff&#39;s take on the rumours</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="771" height="578" title=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" alt=" 10 things Apple should totally steal from Android for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/10-file-access.jpg?1391485152" /> </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"> Android ideas for iOS to steal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “Good artists copy, great artists steal” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios-steal-android_0.jpg?1391485152" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/10-things-apple-should-totally-steal-android-ios-8-and-iphone-6/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/10-things-apple-should-totally-steal-android-ios-8-and-iphone-6/feature#comments Android Apple Google iOS iPhone & iPad Smartphones Tablets Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:02:55 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431911 at http://www.stuff.tv Meet the rugged Sphero 2B http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/ces-2014/meet-rugged-sphero-2b/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The upgraded smartphone-controlled toy was let out to play at CES Unveiled [updated with video] </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="514" height="385" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sphero2B.jpg?1389490528" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The prototype that was shown off at CES Unveiled proved itself to be quite a different animal. You might even call it a beast.&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/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-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 brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3016489155001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3016489155001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </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/android/ces-2014/meet-rugged-sphero-2b/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/ces-2014/meet-rugged-sphero-2b/news#comments Android CES 2014 iOS Sphero Sat, 11 Jan 2014 04:07:35 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431158 at http://www.stuff.tv Spotify to offer free streaming service for Android and iOS http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/spotify-offer-free-streaming-service-android-and-ios/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finally, smartphone and tablet users can get in on some free Spotify streaming action </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="Spotify to offer free streaming service for Android and iOS" alt="Spotify to offer free streaming service for Android and iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-mobile_0.jpg?1386858749" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spotify has announced that it&#39;s going to extend its free&nbsp;ad-supported music streaming service to Android and iOS devices.</p> <p>Up until now, only desktop users have been able to stream music, with ads, for free, while &nbsp;Spotify premium members could also stream music and save them for offline playback on their mobile devices.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><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/android/spotify-offer-free-streaming-service-android-and-ios/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/spotify-offer-free-streaming-service-android-and-ios/news#comments Android iOS Music Smartphones Spotify Streaming Tablets Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:21:40 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430016 at http://www.stuff.tv Drop everything and try these - Spirit Horizon and Conquest Age http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/drop-everything-and-try-these-spirit-horizon-and-conquest-age/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New smartphone games by Singapore-based developer Daylight Studios attract with beautiful artwork and interesting gameplay </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="Drop everything and try these - Spirit Horizon and Conquest Age" alt="Drop everything and try these - Spirit Horizon and Conquest Age" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Spirit%20Horizon%20Main.jpg?1393780362" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/six-amazing-apps-made-singapore/feature">Made-in-Singapore apps and games</a> are aplenty, and two more have arrived to keep you glued to your smartphone. You can thank game publisher Infocomm Asia Holdings and developer Daylight Studios for that.</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/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</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"> Spirit Horizon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Aimed at casual gamers, this puzzle game puts you in control of young spirit warrior Izec, battling monsters in the world of Kaldera. Aiding Izec along the way is his grandfather, who dishes out sagely advice, and the spirits of Kaldera, each having its own unique abilities to wipe enemies off the floor.</p> <p dir="ltr">The game is a typical match-3 puzzle game, but only requires you to tap on three or more gems linked together, rather than switching gem positions to create the link. Build combos by spotting and tapping gems swiftly and in succession to deal more damage to the enemies.</p> <p>Spirits, which are collected as the storyline progresses, are upgradeable, though each requires a specific material to receive a stat boost.</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="Spirit Horizon" alt="Spirit Horizon" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Spirit%20Horizon.jpg?1393780362" /> </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"> Conquest Age </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Role-playing game Conquest Age will test your crafting and reaction like never before. The real-time combat system takes a page out of Infinity Blade, requiring players to react according to enemy actions by evading, blocking or attacking at the right moments. Each action uses action points, which are replenished during combat.</p> <p dir="ltr">Players can choose from three character classes, each with its own special attacks that become available as the character gains experience points and unlocks more skills on their skill trees.</p> <p dir="ltr">Multiplayer aspects are also present. Deepen your rivalry with friends by engaging in PvP combat, or collaborate on War Conquests to defeat tough monsters and reap the rewards.</p> <p dir="ltr">The combat system is just a peek at the immersiveness of the game. You can craft and combine different items to unlock rare weapons with epic stats.</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="Conquest Age" alt="Conquest Age" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Conquest%20Age.jpg?1393780362" /> </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"> Availability </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Both games are now available in Singapore and Malaysia, and it costs absolutely nothing to download them. If the cuter illustrations are your cup of tea, get Spirit Horizon from the <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iahgames.spirithorizonsea" target="_blank">Google Play Store</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/spirit-horizon-sea/id738391055?mt=8" target="_blank">Apple App Store</a>. Though&nbsp;iOS users <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/conquest-age-sea/id732695955?mt=8" target="_blank">get first dibs on Conquest Age</a>, though Daylight Studios mentioned that an Android version is in the works.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/drop-everything-and-try-these-spirit-horizon-and-conquest-age/news#comments Android Apps and Games iOS Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:32:36 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1429499 at http://www.stuff.tv