iOS apps http://www.stuff.tv/my/ios/ios-apps/all en-MY Adidas adds diet tracking to miCoach by hooking it up to MyFitnessPal http://www.stuff.tv/my/adidas-adds-diet-tracking-micoach-hooking-it-myfitnesspal/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not satisfied with logging your miles, Adidas decides to track what you eat too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Adidas adds diet tracking to miCoach by hooking it up to MyFitnessPal" alt="Adidas adds diet tracking to miCoach by hooking it up to MyFitnessPal" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/micoach.jpg?1411008504" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fitness tracking isn&#39;t exactly new by now but with the the space getting rather crowded, it&#39;s no wonder Adidas is trying to up its game.</p> <p>Adidas&#39; miCoach platform is somewhat similar to Nike&#39;s though it doesn&#39;t embed its tracking into its shoes the way the latter does. Instead it has a fitness band, a fitness watch, a football and a clip-on tracking device.</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"> It&#039;s all about the fitness </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>All of Adidas&#39; devices collect data which can be logged and viewed online. Perfect for fitness junkies or someone partaking of that modern human pastime - losing weight.</p> <p>MyFitnessPal is one of the more popular and recognisable services in the diet tracking space, boasting that it has helped 65 million people lose weight. As to how accurate that claim is, it&#39;s hard to say.</p> <p>What is apparent is that the free service has a huge following and has also tied up with other popular fitness apps including Endomondo and Runkeeper. Popular fitness band maker Fitbit also syncs with MyFitinessPal.</p> <p>How does miCoach&#39;s partnering with MyFitnessPal work? Basically when you login to your miCoach interface, you will also see data tracked from MyFitnessPal.</p> <p>miCoach on its own does not have a mechanism to track meals or calorie counts, so syncing MyFitnessPal data is a way to do it without having to tweak its existing devices.</p> <p>With Apple investing heavily into the health space, expect things to get a whole lot more exciting in the coming months.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apps-and-games">Apps, games, we keep you filled in on the buzz</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/17/adidas-micoach-myfitnesspal-nutrition/?ncid=rss_truncated" target="_blank">Engadget</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Adidas adds diet tracking to miCoach by hooking it up to MyFitnessPal" alt="Adidas adds diet tracking to miCoach by hooking it up to MyFitnessPal" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/micoach_2.jpg?1411008504" /> </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/adidas-adds-diet-tracking-micoach-hooking-it-myfitnesspal/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:48:25 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1447945 at http://www.stuff.tv SimCity BuildIt is EA's new take on the mobile city sim http://www.stuff.tv/my/simcity-buildit-will-eas-new-take-mobile-city-sim/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A mobile version of the latest SimCity is on its way to eat up all your free time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="SimCity BuildIt will is EA&#039;s new take on the mobile city sim" alt="SimCity BuildIt will is EA&#039;s new take on the mobile city sim" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/buildit_01.jpg?1410407455" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One enduring game franchise has been the SimCity series. Though the latest SimCity was fraught with technnical issues and the target of gamers&#39; ire due to its &#39;always-connected&#39; requirement, it&#39;s not stopping EA from trying to port the game to mobile.</p> <p>Titled SimCity BuildIt, the game will be available for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. EA calls BuildIt &quot;an all-new SimCity game like you&#39;ve never seen before, designed for gamers on the go&quot;.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More free-to-play </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>Following EA&#39;s track record for The Sims games on mobile, there&#39;s a likelihood that BuildIt could be a free-to-play title that would come with in-app purchases. Something modelled on the likes of the popular Sims Freeplay, perhaps?</p> <p>EA&#39;s official website is noticeably lacking in details for the game besides describing it with a lot of superlatives: &quot;the most advanced mobile building simulation game&quot;&nbsp; and &quot;vivid, 3D-quality graphics&quot;. The most advanced building sim bit - that can be hard to tell seeing there aren&#39;t any really popular mobile building simulation games as yet. (No, Minecraft doesn&#39;t count.)</p> <p>What&#39;s intriguing is the premise that the city can be evolved in a variety of ways and like SimCity games on the whole, looking after your citizen&#39;s needs are paramount. Happy citizens make a city thus you had better avoid their wrath.</p> <p>Nothing is revealed about gameplay either besides being able to pinch, zoom and rotate views 360 degrees in the game.</p> <p>The real question is: will players be able to play with each other the way the current SimCity does? Now that would be an interesting game to play.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/android-apps">If you&#39;re on Android, take a look at some apps you might want on your phone</a></p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ea-reveals-simcity-buildit-for-android-and-iphone/1100-6422226/" target="_blank">Gamespot</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="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="SimCity BuildIt will is EA&#039;s new take on the mobile city sim" alt="SimCity BuildIt will is EA&#039;s new take on the mobile city sim" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/buildit_02.jpg?1410407455" /> </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/simcity-buildit-will-eas-new-take-mobile-city-sim/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:52:28 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1447271 at http://www.stuff.tv SwiftKey for iOS revealed - the best Android keyboard, coming soon to your iPhone http://www.stuff.tv/my/swiftkey-ios-revealed-best-android-keyboard-your-iphone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The virtual keyboard giant shows off its Apple-friendly version of its best-selling android app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="895" height="671" title="Keyoard lovers rejoice" alt="SwiftKey for iOS revealed - the best Android keyboard, on your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/swiftkey.jpg?1410426363" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>SwiftKey has shown off its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank">iOS 8 </a>keyboard, and it looks like it&#39;s carrying over all the features from its Android counterpart. In case you&#39;ve yet to venture into the Android camp - this is a good thing.</p> <p>The company has topped countless Play Store charts across the world with its number one keyboard app, with its scarily accurate word predictions playing a big factor in its popularity.</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-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In addition to traditionally pecking away at on-screen letters, you can also choose to use the Flow input method, which lets you swipe your finger/thumb across across the keyboard without having to lift it off the screen, Swype-style.</p> <p>SwiftKey Cloud is also present. If you allow it to, it can learn learn the way you write and which words you commonly use across Facebook, Gmail and Twitter, for a more tailored prediction experience.</p> <p>Sadly there&#39;s no price or release date for the time being, but we&#39;d be surprised if SwiftKey missed out on iOS 8&#39;s 17 September release date. Stay tuned for more info</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6 hands-on review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="600" title="A soon-to-be-familiar site" alt="SwiftKey for iOS revealed - the best Android keyboard, on your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/swiftkey2.jpg?1410426363" /> </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/swiftkey-ios-revealed-best-android-keyboard-your-iphone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/swiftkey-ios-revealed-best-android-keyboard-your-iphone/news#comments Apple iOS 8 iOS apps Smartphones Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:01:17 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1447266 at http://www.stuff.tv WhatsApp iOS app gets hefty update http://www.stuff.tv/my/whatsapp-ios-app-gets-hefty-update/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wallpapers, video-trimming, chat archives, the WhatsApp team has been busy, busy bees. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="WhatsApp iOS app gets hefty update" alt="WhatsApp iOS app gets hefty update" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/whatsapp.jpg?1410256953" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just in time for the new iPhone and the (likely) announcement of iOS 8, WhatsApp has been updated to add quite a lot of new features. That is, except for voice calling. We know you can do that, Facebook, really.</p> <p>The gist of the changes means WhatsApp will be a little bit more fun while adding some necessary refinements and tweaks.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Photos and videos will now have captions if you want them with a fast camera access button just for capturing and sending photos from the app. If you have an iPhone 5s, rejoice. You can now share slow-motion videos. Everyone else will just have to be content with the new feature that allows trimming video.</p> <p>For location sharing, there is now a drag-and-drop pin for more precision as well as support for satellite and hybrid map views.</p> <p>Other important add-ons: the added ability to archive chats and groups and being able to set media auto-download preferences. That will be a great help for people with limited space on their phones.</p> <p>WhatsApp has even thrown in new wallpapers and notification tones and when reporting problems, WhatsApp now lets you attach screenshots.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ios/ios-apps">We show you some of the best apps for your iPhone</a><br />[Source:<a href="http://gizmodo.com/whatsapp-for-ios-gets-a-ton-of-new-features-but-no-voi-1632302375" 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="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="WhatsApp iOS app gets hefty update" alt="WhatsApp iOS app gets hefty update" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsapp_2.jpg?1410256953" /> </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/whatsapp-ios-app-gets-hefty-update/news#comments Apps and Games iOS apps Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:01:44 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1447060 at http://www.stuff.tv SheTaxi is somewhat like Uber, but it’s only for women http://www.stuff.tv/my/shetaxi-somewhat-uber-it-s-only-women/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This app takes requests and dispatches drivers that are female </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="SheTaxi is somewhat like Uber, but it’s only for women " alt="SheTaxi is somewhat like Uber, but it’s only for women " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/shetaxi.jpg?1410255785" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s the middle of the night, and you&rsquo;re nervous to get into a cab because you feel uncomfortable travelling with a male, or maybe, you prefer the company of a woman driver. You&rsquo;re not alone.</p> <p>And a start-up, SheTaxi, understands that and has launched an app-based car service (somewhat <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/uniquely-sing-app-ore-uber-app-review/feature">like Uber</a>) for women in a few cities in the US &ndash; and it only employs female drivers.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/shetaxi-somewhat-uber-it-s-only-women/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/shetaxi-somewhat-uber-it-s-only-women/news#comments Apps and Games iOS apps Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:26:53 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447068 at http://www.stuff.tv Somebody app sends messages via real people http://www.stuff.tv/my/somebody-app-sends-messages-real-people/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The notion of a total stranger coming up to you and getting you to call your mom is terrifying </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Somebody app sends messages via real people" alt="Somebody app sends messages via real people" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/somebody.jpg?1409492343" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Messaging apps are everywhere, blossoming like mushrooms on abandoned, sweaty gym shorts. Here comes another one, alas, but it has a rather cool and freaky premise.</p> <p>Instead of using technology to send you messages straight to your phone, someone will use the app to... tell somebody else to give you a message.</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"> Getting voicemail in person </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 interesting and troublesome premise of the app is that it works best with a critical mass of users in a limited radius. Think film festivals, church meetings, barbecues, family gatherings.</p> <p>Yes, we too imagined the nightmare scenario of your mother using the app just to get you to fetch more charcoal for the grill.</p> <p>The app&#39;s creators are far more breezy about the app&#39;s prospects as can be evidenced by the copy on the website:&nbsp;&quot;Pretending to be someone else is liberating. The feeling is a little like Truth or Dare + Charades.&quot;</p> <p>The app itself works by using GPS to locate Somebody users, allowing you to choose one to relay your missive. You can even get a photo of the poor message proxy whose services you&#39;ll be using. But if no one is in the locale you seek, you can just float your request until someone takes your mission.</p> <p>Should someone agree to play message donkey for you, you can even leave specific instructions to the person playing postman. The results could either be terribly wonderful or terribly embarassing. We await the entertaining results.</p> <p>Download the app for free from the&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/somebody/id897593878?mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a>&nbsp;if it strikes you as interesting.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">Bored of apps? Let us entertain you with Hot Stuff!</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/somebody-app-delivers-messages-via-the-nearest-human/" target="_blank">Cnet</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/iz13HMsvb6o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/somebody-app-sends-messages-real-people/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/somebody-app-sends-messages-real-people/news#comments iOS apps Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:02:13 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1446126 at http://www.stuff.tv Uber app under scrutiny in Malaysia http://www.stuff.tv/my/uber-app-under-scrutiny-malaysia/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Popular car-hire app said to be flouting regulations and angering local taxi drivers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Uber app under scrutiny in Malaysia" alt="Uber app under scrutiny in Malaysia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/uber_01.jpg?1409198571" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Uber&#39;s certainly been grabbing the headlines. The service has been rolling out fairly quickly across the world but it has gotten quite a lot of flak from, notably, taxi drivers as well as regulatory bodies. Malaysia is the latest country where the app is facing issues as yet again, taxi drivers are unhappy the service exists and it seems Uber is flouting local regulations.</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"> Uber ban in the works? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While SPAD has not outright announced the service&#39;s ban, it could be a possibility seeing that the app has been banned in countries such as South Korea. SPAD has attempted to contact Uber but the company has remained incommunicado, not responding to phone calls or emails, the commission said in its statement.</p> <p>Uber&#39;s vehicles are also not covered by commercial insurance and do not go through mandatory semi-annual inspections by local car inspection company Puspakom.<br />tion.</p> <p>SPAD however did state that it would take a &#39;pragmatic approach&#39; and allow Uber to continue operating so long as Uber properly licenses its vehicles and drivers.</p> <p>On Sunday, local taxi operators called on SPAD to act against Uber, calling it a threat to their incomes. Taxi drivers in Europe and the US have also held protests against Uber&#39;s encroaching on their territory but the company is taking it in its stride, continuing to expand to new cities.</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/cars">If you&#39;re more keen on your own ride, we&#39;ll keep you informed</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="Uber app under scrutiny in Malaysia" alt="Uber app under scrutiny in Malaysia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/uber_02.jpg?1409198571" /> </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/uber-app-under-scrutiny-malaysia/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/uber-app-under-scrutiny-malaysia/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:02:52 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1446038 at http://www.stuff.tv Instagram’s got a new standalone app, and it’s called Hyperlapse http://www.stuff.tv/my/instagram-s-got-new-standalone-app-and-it-s-called-hyperlapse/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It lets you present your videos in a seamless fast playback </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="461" title="Instagram’s got a new standalone app, and it’s called Hyperlapse" alt="Instagram’s got a new standalone app, and it’s called Hyperlapse" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hyperlapse.jpg?1409123812" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Instagram&rsquo;s multiplying, and by that we mean it&rsquo;s extending its reach with a new, free video-sharing app called Hyperlapse. This makes it the second app the online mobile photo-sharing platform&rsquo;s announced this year &ndash; just a month back, it <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/instagram-s-bolt-slowly-quietly-and-surely-here/news">quietly unveiled Bolt</a>. &nbsp;&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/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/104409950" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> <p>If you attempted to do this on Instagram itself, you won&rsquo;t be able to increase the pace of the video play back (Hyperlapse does this up to 12 times the speed), and you&rsquo;d have to select a small portion to put online.</p> <p>Another difference is that Hyperlapse uses an in-house stabilisation feature to smooth out the video in motion from your handheld shoot. This gives the video a cinematic feel, instead of the shoot and post as-is limitation on Instagram itself.</p> <p>This also means that you don&rsquo;t need a bunch of bulky, expensive tripods and camera equipment to recreate a moment that looks like it came out of a David Attenborough documentary.</p> <p>And sorry all you Android kids, Hyperlapse is <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/id740146917" target="_blank">only available for iOS users</a> at the moment.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/take-killer-instagram-pics-6-pro-tips/feature">6 pro tips for taking killer Instagram pictures&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.sg/instagram-launches-hyperlapse-2014-8/#.U_05EcfEaRc" target="_blank">Business Insider</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-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/instagram-s-got-new-standalone-app-and-it-s-called-hyperlapse/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/instagram-s-got-new-standalone-app-and-it-s-called-hyperlapse/news#comments Apps and Games Instagram iOS apps Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:55:37 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446002 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Apple replacing faulty iPhone 5 batteries, Amazon acquires Twitch, and Google Slides hits iOS http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/fully-charged-apple-replacing-faulty-iphone-5-batteries-amazon-acquires-twitch-and-google-sli <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Read up on all of the tech news you need to start your day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iPhone 5" alt="iPhone 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone-5_1.jpg?1409111318" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple swapping select iPhone 5 batteries for free </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If your iPhone 5&rsquo;s battery seems to be petering out much faster than it should, you might be eligible for a free replacement from Apple. The company announced that a replacement program will begin in the UK come Friday, 29 August for iPhone 5 batteries that don&rsquo;t hold a full charge.</p> <p>You can input your serial number on <a href="https://ssl.apple.com/support/iphone5-battery/">Apple&rsquo;s website</a> for the program, and it&rsquo;ll tell you if your device falls within the group identified as problematic. From there, you&rsquo;ll be able to get the battery swapped without charge at an Apple Store or authorized service provider.</p> <p>However, if you have a cracked screen that impedes opening up the device, you may need to pay to fix that issue before moving ahead with the replacement process. This program extends warranty coverage of the battery to two years from the purchase date or 1 March 2015, whichever is longer.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://ssl.apple.com/support/iphone5-battery/">Apple</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/18-ways-unknowingly-killing-your-iphone-battery/feature">18 ways you&rsquo;re unknowingly killing your iPhone battery</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"> Amazon acquires Twitch game streaming service </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>Earlier this summer, it seemed certain that YouTube and Google were set to acquire Twitch, the wildly popular video game livestreaming service. But then we heard little about the reported deal. Here&rsquo;s why: Amazon leapt in as a new suitor for Twitch, and the official deal was closed and announced today.</p> <p>Amazon is forking over about US$970 million (RM3.06 billion) in cash for control of Twitch, which had more than 55 million unique visitors in July alone and commands a huge amount of web traffic, and Twitch CEO Emmett Shear says the company will retain independence under its new mega-corporate umbrella.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.twitch.tv/p/thankyou">Twitch</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-youtube-eyeing-twitch-streaming-deal-halo-collection-rumoured-xbox-one-and-h">Fully Charged: Halo collection rumoured for Xbox One, YouTube eyeing Twitch streaming deal, and how to get lunch for &pound;1 every Monday</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Twitch" alt="Twitch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/twitch_1.jpg?1409111318" /> </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"> Google’s Slides released for iOS </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>Following through on a promise made earlier this summer, Google yesterday released a free iOS version of <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id879478102?mt=8">Slides</a>, its presentation creation software. Additionally, its <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-docs/id842842640?mt=8">Docs</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-sheets/id842849113?mt=8">Sheets</a> apps - first launched a couple months back on iOS - have been updated to support Microsoft Word files.</p> <p>Now you can use all three of Google&rsquo;s free productivity services on a huge array of devices, whether iOS, Android, or computer, and all three feature offline editing support so the fate of your workday isn&rsquo;t tied to a steady Internet connection.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://googledrive.blogspot.com/2014/08/docssheetsslidesios.html">Google Drive Blog</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/fully-charged-leapfrog-s-wearable-tech-kids-new-google-docs-and-sheets-apps-and-nasa-s-tron-i">Fully Charged: LeapFrog&rsquo;s wearable tech for kids, new Google Docs and Sheets apps, and NASA&rsquo;s Tron-inspired spacesuit</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="714" title="Google Slides, Sheets, and Docs" alt="Google Slides, Sheets, and Docs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-docssheetsslides.png?1409111318" /> </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"> Minecraft recreated in Trials Fusion </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>Well, this is kind of mind-blowing. Trials Fusion, the latest in Redlynx and Ubisoft&rsquo;s side-scrolling motorcycle challenge game, features a rather extensive level editor - so extensive, in fact, that someone used it to create a full 3D version of Minecraft.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a small stage, but the amount of time this sort of total transformation took is surely immense. The same creator apparently made a Titanfall-inspired wall-running level as well - again, surely no small feat considering the toolset - which you can <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK3mlAE6TVk">watch here</a>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/25/6065201/minecraft-trials-fusion-level">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/minecraft-goes-hollywood/news">Minecraft goes to Hollywood</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/y2Pzmopkwo0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/fully-charged-apple-replacing-faulty-iphone-5-batteries-amazon-acquires-twitch-and-google-sli#comments Amazon Apple Gaming Google iOS apps iPhone 5 Minecraft Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445991 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Samsung’s handy multi-device charger, and 24-hour Xbox One game trials http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/fully-charged-samsung-s-multi-device-charger-24-hour-xbox-one-game-trials-and-contactless-pa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don’t miss our roundup of news odds and ends from all around the tech world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Multi-Charging Wall Charger" alt="Samsung Multi-Charging Wall Charger" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-multicharger.jpg?1408783995" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung’s triple-device charger solves a mounting problem </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung currently sells smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, headsets, and quite a bit more in the handheld department. Coming soon? Perhaps the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news">Gear Solo</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/oculus/leaked-samsungs-vr-headset-picture-spotted-online/news">Gear VR</a>, among surely many others. If you&rsquo;re entrenched in Samsung&rsquo;s device ecosystem, keeping everything charged is probably already a challenge, and it&rsquo;s only going to get worse.</p> <p>Enter the company&rsquo;s new Multi-Charging Wall Charger, a smart plug that can split an electric current across up to three devices hooked up via standard microUSB (which means it works with non-Samsung devices as well). The Max 2A signal is automatically divided based on how many devices are attached, and while more means longer waits, it&rsquo;s perfect for overnight charging without crowding your wall sockets or USB ports.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s priced at US$39.99 (about RM126) and will be available soon from Samsung&#39;s US store, though no word yet on worldwide availability.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones-accessories/ET-KG900JWESTA">Samsung</a> via <a href="https://bgr.com/2014/08/21/samsung-multi-charging-wall-charger/">BGR</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review">Samsung Galaxy S5 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-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"> Daylong game trials coming to Xbox One </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 appears that free 24-hour game trials of certain titles are coming to Xbox Live Gold members using Xbox One, thanks to a report from a user in Microsoft&rsquo;s ongoing preview program. An image posted on Reddit shows &ldquo;Free Play Day with Gold&rdquo; listed atop a game, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, while an unrelated Twitter exchange between Xbox Support and another user seems to confirm the concept.</p> <p>Considering how consistently great Sony&rsquo;s free games have been for PlayStation Plus, it feels like Microsoft has been playing catch-up with creating additional value for its paid Xbox Live Gold subscriptions. A game that you can potentially play in full for an entire day? Depending on the game selection, that could be a very great thing indeed.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://i.imgur.com/ZRazKDw.jpg">Reddit</a> via <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/21/6052923/xbox-free-demo-24-hour">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/xbox-one-s-huge-august-update-now-available/news">Xbox One&rsquo;s huge August update is now available</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="895" title="Free Play Day" alt="Free Play Day" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xbox-freeplayday.jpg?1408783995" /> </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-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-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"> Save the world with squats in Superhero Workout </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>Getting fit can be a real pain (in more ways than one), but developer Six to Start knows that adding gaming elements to your workout can make a world of difference - as it&rsquo;s shown in the past with The Walk and the immensely popular Zombies, Run! for mobile phones.</p> <p>The company&#39;s latest mobile and tablet app is Superhero Workout, out now for iOS (US$4.99) and this autumn for Android, which uses the device&rsquo;s camera for motion-sensing tech that delivers on-the-fly readings of your workouts. But more than that, it gives you a reason to sweat, with quick routines that read actions like punches as energy blasts. And it works with the Apple TV, which lets you better position your iOS device for motion sensing.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/superhero-workout/id884178077?mt=8">App Store</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple-could-be-making-fitness-band-your-barbell/news">Apple could be making a fitness band&hellip; for your barbell</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UbslAzz1Lh4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/fully-charged-samsung-s-multi-device-charger-24-hour-xbox-one-game-trials-and-contactless-pa#comments iOS apps Samsung Smartphones Smartwatches Xbox One Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445679 at http://www.stuff.tv New on Vine - import videos, pretty them up with sharper editing tools http://www.stuff.tv/my/new-vine-import-videos-pretty-them-sharper-editing-tools/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Currently only live on iOS but Android update is in the works </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="New on Vine - import videos, pretty them up with sharper editing tools" alt="New on Vine - import videos, pretty them up with sharper editing tools" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vine_01.jpg?1408593672" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Vine&#39;s novel featureset - shoot and share video quickly - is getting a bit of a boost by allowing you to use videos already on your phone and sharing them on the Internet. Now this seems a bit of a change from the &#39;freshly captured&#39; model the app has used for so long but sometimes oldies can be goodies?</p> <p>Users are encouraged to share their old phone videos and tag them on the service with the #VintageVine tag</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"> Prettier Vines to ward off Snapchat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>WIth the trend being for quick, easy photosharing on services like Snapchat, Vine is trying to get people as excited about sharing their Vines as they used to be in the early&nbsp; hey-day for the app.</p> <p>Besides adding import functionality (slow-motion videos also supported by the way), Vine&#39;s editing tools are now speedier and allowing for more precision. To access the new tools, simply tap on the scissors icon on the prevew screen. New features include the preview and undo button which allows you to see your last clip with its edits and then press undo.</p> <p>Vine&#39;s also included a duplicate button and a mute button (useful to filter out unwanted noises).</p> <p>For video capturing, Vine has added a torch feature to add in light for low-light situations, a focus-lock that works with both rear-facing and front-facing cameras, a ghost mode to display the last frame of your most recent shot and also grid view.</p> <p>Adding these features will at least help users create viewable Vines without needing multiple retakes or bemoaning the lack of a full-blown video editing app. The app update is already available on iOS while you Android Vine users will just have to wait for a bit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/how-take-great-low-light-photos-your-phone/feature">On the subject of low-light photography, why don&#39;t we help you figure out how to do it better?</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blog.vine.co/post/95288683756/new-vine-camera-shoot-import-edit-and-share-fast" target="_blank">Vine</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="New on Vine - import videos, pretty them up with sharper editing tools" alt="New on Vine - import videos, pretty them up with sharper editing tools" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vine_02.jpg?1408593672" /> </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/new-vine-import-videos-pretty-them-sharper-editing-tools/news#comments Apps and Games iOS apps Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:57:23 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1445477 at http://www.stuff.tv Uber’s Corner Store delivery service will bring essential everyday items to your door http://www.stuff.tv/my/uber-s-corner-store-delivery-service-will-bring-essential-everyday-items-your-door/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The option, currently being tested in Washington D.C., will deliver medicine, nappies, chewing gum and more from 9am to 9pm </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Uber’s Corner Store delivery service will bring everyday items to your door" alt="Uber’s Corner Store delivery service will bring everyday items to your door" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/uber-corner-store.jpg?1408592736" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>App-driven cab replacement service Uber is branching out into other areas. The company is currently running trials of a new service, Corner Store, which will allow users to order up everyday items for speedy, free delivery via their smartphone.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A loafer&#039;s best friend </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>At present the service is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm in some areas of Washington, DC If the trial proves a success, it&rsquo;s likely to roll out to other cities in the US before too long (Uber generally doesn&rsquo;t hang about when it comes to expanding its service and we wonder if it will reach Malaysia). As with car rides, there&rsquo;s no cash or tipping involved: your credit card is charged and Uber pays the driver.</p> <p>Similar services like Amazon Fresh and Google Shopping Express are available in other parts of the US, and it seems the quick delivery of food and essentials is set to become another tech-led boon for many of us in the near future. Are we on the cusp of a golden age for lazy, disorganised or just plain busy people?</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blog.uber.com/cornerstore" target="_blank">Uber</a> via <a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/uber-test-driving-corner-store-delivery-service" target="_blank">Android Central</a>]</p> <p>&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-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/uber-s-corner-store-delivery-service-will-bring-essential-everyday-items-your-door/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/uber-s-corner-store-delivery-service-will-bring-essential-everyday-items-your-door/news#comments Android apps iOS apps Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:52:22 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445470 at http://www.stuff.tv Noke: a padlock you open with a phone, not a key http://www.stuff.tv/my/noke-padlock-you-open-phone-not-key/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bluetooth and an Android or iOS app are all you need to pop open this smart lock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Noke: a padlock you open with a phone, not a key" alt="Noke: a padlock you open with a phone, not a key" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/noke-main.jpg?1409235867" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Padlocks haven&rsquo;t changed much in the past 100 or so years, have they?</strong><br />You&rsquo;re bang on the money there, but Noke (pronounced &ldquo;no key&rdquo;) is designed to drag them into the 21st century.</p> <p><strong>How?</strong><br />This padlock doesn&rsquo;t require a key or a combination. Instead, it&rsquo;s unlocked wirelessly via Bluetooth and a smartphone app: if your phone is within 10 feet of your Noke, it&rsquo;ll be unlocked (assuming you&rsquo;ve got the auto-unlock feature turned on, of course). You can also share access with friends &ndash; even on a one-time basis, if you want.</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So if my phone battery dies, I&rsquo;m screwed?</strong><br />Nope. There&rsquo;s another way to open it up: the Quick-Click code. You can set your own sequence of taps and clicks, and keying these manually into your Noke will unlock it.</p> <p>The Noke runs off a battery too, and the makers say it&rsquo;ll last a year with normal use. When it&rsquo;s running out, you&rsquo;ll see a notification light and you can replace it yourself, without the need for any tools.</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="Bluetooth 4.0 will open the lock when your phone is within 10 feet" alt="Bluetooth 4.0 will open the lock when your phone is within 10 feet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/noke-with-phone.jpg?1409235867" /> </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><strong>Is it tough?</strong><br />Oh yes. It&rsquo;s made of hardened steel and boron and the makers say it can&rsquo;t be shimmed open by a thief. It&rsquo;s also water resistant, so you can use it to lock your garden shed, or your bike.</p> <p><strong>My bike?</strong><br />Yes, Noke has an optional bicycle chain, as well as a mount so you can clip it securely to your ride&rsquo;s frame when you&rsquo;re on the go.</p> <p><strong>Which phones does it work with?</strong><br />At launch, it&rsquo;ll work with Bluetooth 4.0-equipped devices running Android 4.3 and above or iOS 7.0 and above.</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="An optional bike kit will be available" alt="An optional bike kit will be available" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/noke-bike.jpg?1409235867" /> </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><strong>Sweet &ndash; I have one of those. So I can buy it now?</strong><br />Not yet. It&rsquo;s currently <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fuzdesigns/noke-the-worlds-first-bluetooth-padlock" target="_blank">a Kickstarter project</a>, but has already hit its funding target and the makers estimate that they&rsquo;ll start shipping units to backers in February 2015. In order to get on that list, you&rsquo;ll need to back the project by US$59 (RM188) or more (plus US$15 for postage to non-US addresses). The bike kit add-on is another US$20 (RM64). When launched, the Noke will be sold for US$89 (RM283).</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff">LOCK YOUR EYES ON MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lock8-bike-lock-smart-enough-warn-you-if-someones-using-blowtorch-steal-it/news">The Lock8 bike lock is smart enough to warn you if a blowtorch is attacking it</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/F-WRDLqk5uI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/noke-padlock-you-open-phone-not-key/news#comments Android apps Bikes Hot Stuff iOS apps Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:29:49 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445455 at http://www.stuff.tv Google buys incredibly clever AI-based city guide creator Jetpac http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-buys-ai-based-city-guide-creator-jetpac/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The search giant may be after the app&#039;s &quot;neural network&quot; image recognition tech for other uses </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google buys AI-based city guide creator Jetpac" alt="Google buys AI-based city guide creator Jetpac" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/jetpac-app.jpg?1408499957" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The internet has largely rendered the traditional printed city guide obsolete. After all, why buy a book that&rsquo;ll already be out of date when the likes of Foursquare, TripAdvisor and any number of smartphone apps can give you a frequently-updated list of the best attractions, bars and restaurants?</p> <p>iOS app <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/jetpac-city-guides/id735450914?mt=8" target="_blank">Jetpac</a> offers an even smarter twist on the city guide &ndash; and it&rsquo;s a twist that has just seen it snapped up by none other than Google.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And with something like five million geotagged public photos being uploaded to the web every day, there&rsquo;s plenty of raw material for Jetpac&rsquo;s AI-based approach to sift through.</p> <p>Why does Google want Jetpac? To improve <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-now-better-siri-and-s-voice-put-together/news">Google Now</a>? Sure, it&rsquo;ll probably use the company&rsquo;s data to refine its own location-based recommendation engine &ndash; but more than that, it probably wants to get its hands on that sweet neural network image recognition technology.</p> <p>If Jetpac&rsquo;s algorithm can be trained to recognise things like red lipstick, facial hair and coffee cups, it can be trained to recognise pretty much anything &ndash; and that&rsquo;s something that can come in very handy for things like <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-s-self-driving-car-two-seats-no-steering-wheel-and-no-brake-pedal/news">Google&rsquo;s self-driving cars</a>, which will need to keep their cold robotic eyes open in all directions at all times to spot hazards.</p> <p>But what of the Jetpac iOS (there&rsquo;s no Android version) app? Well, it&rsquo;s still available at the time of writing, but the company says it&rsquo;ll be removed at some point in the next few days, and that support for it will cease in mid-September.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.jetpac.com/" target="_blank">Jetpac</a> via <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/18/google-buys-neural-network-city-guide-creator-jetpac" target="_blank">The Guardian</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/QNo2PN72C3w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-buys-ai-based-city-guide-creator-jetpac/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-buys-ai-based-city-guide-creator-jetpac/news#comments Google iOS apps Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:19:05 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445350 at http://www.stuff.tv Mini drivers to get first dibs on parking spots thanks to new app http://www.stuff.tv/my/bmw/mini-drivers-get-first-dibs-parking-spots-thanks-new-app/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Access the JustPark app via Mini&#039;s Connected in-car entertainment system for stress-free shopping trips </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The JustPark app could take the stress out of shopping" alt="Mini JustPark app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/070814min.jpg?1408413263" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Anyone who&#39;s navigated the parking at Bukit Bintang around Christmas will attest to the life-changing experience.</p> <p>It&#39;s like a scene from a Roland Emmerich film - cars everywhere, children screaming and parents resorting to post-apocalyptical measures in order to secure the last parking space on Earth.</p> <p>Fortunately, it&#39;s not something Mini drivers will need worry to about again thanks to a new app.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</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"> Is this the end of parking pains? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The app, called JustPark, connects drivers with home and business owners looking to rent out parking spaces. It can also point out the nearest multi-storey and tell the driver how many spaces remain.</p> <p>BMW has made JustPark available as part of its Connected infotainment system, meaning Mini owners can access the handy app on the move via the dashboard and removing the need to fumble with smartphones in pockets.</p> <p>Those in search of parking nirvana first have to register with the free-to-download service and enter a few details. They can then search by postcode or their current location and arrange the list of local parking spaces by distance and price.</p> <p>Parking spots range from a driveway in front of someone&rsquo;s house to spare spaces at local hotels and businesses. Once the space has been selected and paid for, the driver is then directed to it via the car&#39;s sat-nav system.</p> <p>BMW plans to roll the application out to all of its models by the end of this year, meaning Christmas shopping may not leave such a deep mental scar this year.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bmw/bmw-i8/review">BMW i8 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="902" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/070814min-a.jpg?1408413263" /> </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/bmw/mini-drivers-get-first-dibs-parking-spots-thanks-new-app/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/bmw/mini-drivers-get-first-dibs-parking-spots-thanks-new-app/news#comments Android apps BMW Cars iOS apps Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:51:03 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445230 at http://www.stuff.tv