iOS apps http://www.stuff.tv/my/ios/ios-apps/all en-MY Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that'll blow your mind http://www.stuff.tv/my/music/tune-8-spotify-tricks-you-need-know/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paying for a premium account? Then you should make the most of what the music streaming app has to offer </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="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks you need to know" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks you need to know" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Spotify%20main_0.jpg?1422430596" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">Spotify is a great music streaming app. But aside from syncing your phone and listening to your tunes, it has so much more to offer.</p> <p class="p1">If you&rsquo;re paying for a premium account, you might as well get your money&rsquo;s worth. Here are the top eight things you never knew you could do on Spotify, for both mobile and desktop versions.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Touch to preview </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 class="p1">Spotify has added new gestures to its mobile app to make interaction a lot easier. Now you can swipe left on a song to add it to My Music (swipe left once more to remove it), or swipe a track right to add it to your play queue. and our personal favourite is something called Touch Preview.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Make it happen:</strong> First of all, make sure your Spotify app is updated. Touch Preview is exactly what it sounds like. If you&rsquo;re already listening to music, but you&rsquo;re browsing the app and come across a song you want to listen to, all you need to do is press and hold and the app will stop playing your song momentarily to play you a snippet of the new one. To return to what you were listening to, just lift your finger and you will be taken back to the exact same spot in your previous song.</p> <p class="p3"><strong>For: </strong>Mobile (iOS for now)</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="Touch to preview" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/touch%20preview.png?1422430596" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Turn Spotify into a karaoke session </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>Within the Spotify app lies other applications that you can download. And one of our favourites has to be musiXmatch that will give you the crowd-sourced lyrics for whichever song you&rsquo;re listening to. And if you&rsquo;re feeling particularly generous and the lyrics for a particular song don&rsquo;t exist, you can contribute.</p> <p><strong>Make it happen:</strong>&nbsp;Go to App Finder in the sidebar of the app and download musiXmatch for it to automatically appear in your sidebar. After which, you can just play any song, click on musiXmatch in the sidebar and the lyrics will start scrolling by. Perfect for an impromptu sing-along session at your house party, except if you&#39;re listening to electronic music.</p> <p><strong>For:</strong>&nbsp;Desktop</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="Turn Spotify into a karaoke session" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lyrics.png?1422430596" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="No singing allowed" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/no%20lyrics.png?1422430596" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn a new language </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 class="p1">Why pay a few hundred bucks to pick up a third language, when you can do it via Spotify? Apart from the other music discovery and lyric apps, there&#39;s a language learning one called Listen Language to help you pick up a new skill this year.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Make it happen: </strong>Again, go to App Finder. Type Listen Language into the search bar and voila, language help. There are currently 24 languages offered, ranging from French to less common ones like Swahili and Ukrainian if you&rsquo;re so inclined. Stick at it through the various classes over different levels, or you could play it while you&rsquo;re asleep and hope that your subconscious mind absorbed all of that.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>For:</strong> Desktop</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="Learn a new language" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/languages.png?1422430596" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Moving somewhere?" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/learnnnn.png?1422430596" /> </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"> Equalize your ears </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 class="p1">If you&rsquo;re a genre-specific type of music connoisseur, this feature would be perfect for your listening pleasure. Why bother with too much of the bass when you&rsquo;re listening to singer-songwriter tunes, or have the treble turned way up on dubstep? Within Spotify lies a setting that will make your music sound the way it was intended to.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Make it happen: </strong>Go to Settings, then Playback and finally Equalizer right at the bottom. Tap on it and choose from the 22 presets ranging from Acoustic to Vocal Booster to even Spoken Word to get the most out of what you&rsquo;re listening to. You can even jig the six sliders of different frequencies if your taste is extremely specific. If not, just stick with the Small Speakers preset.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>For:</strong> Mobile</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="Equalize your ears" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/equalizer.png?1422430596" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Collaborate with friends on a playlist </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 class="p1">You have a gathering coming up this weekend, and you run with an eclectic crowd with incredibly diverse music taste. It&rsquo;s impossible to make everyone happy. At least that&rsquo;s what you thought until you read about this thoughtful collaborative feature of Spotify.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Make it happen: </strong>Create a new playlist. Then tap on (...) and then Collaborative Playlist. Once it&rsquo;s enabled, all you have to do is copy the HTTP link and share it with your friends. When they click the link, it will automatically be added to their playlists (just make sure they&rsquo;re following you), and they can add their favourite songs to it. There&rsquo;s no limit to the number of people who get to collaborate, the key to the playlist lies in the link, otherwise you can just disable Collaborative Playlist status. Weekend gathering entertainment success!</p> <p class="p1"><strong>For:</strong> Desktop and mobile</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="Collaborate with friends on a playlist" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/collaborate.jpg?1422430596" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Really cool" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/collab.png?1422430596" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Listen to your network’s music </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 class="p1">Curious about what everyone is listening to? You can either monitor their Spotify activity like a hawk or use this simpler method to see who&rsquo;s listening to what.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Make it happen: </strong>Make sure you&rsquo;re following friends. Tap on Browse, then Top Lists. Top Tracks in Your Network should be the first chart you see. It&rsquo;s refreshed daily so you get up to date information on what everyone you know is listening to. The more popular a song, the higher it will be on the chart.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>For: </strong>Desktop and mobile</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="Listen to your network’s music" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/network.png?1422430596" /> </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"> Share a certain part of a song </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 average song is about three minutes long. But if you&rsquo;re listening to acts like Sigur Ros with songs that go up to 10 minutes and you want to share a certain part of it with a friend, there&rsquo;s a chance that the person you&rsquo;re sharing it with has no patience to sit through the whole thing. You can tell the person the exact minute and second you want him to listen to, and have him click to find it, or you can do this instead.</p> <p><strong>Make it happen:</strong>&nbsp;To have the song automatically play at the part that you want the listener to tune in to, all you have to do is right-click on the track in question and then click Copy Spotify URL. When you paste the link, add # and the timestamp at which said song will start (eg. #4:00)</p> <p><strong>For:</strong>&nbsp;Desktop and mobile</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="Share a certain part of a song" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/timestamp.jpg?1422430596" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Private session </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 no big deal if you secretly love One Direction. Everyone has their own musical skeleton in the closet. However, Spotify does display what you&rsquo;re listening to by default, and since you signed in with Facebook, there&rsquo;s a chance that you&rsquo;ll be judged by your 900 casual acquaintances. Don&rsquo;t worry, Spotify has a solution.</p> <p class="p3"><strong>Make it happen: </strong>Head to Settings, then Social and make sure Publish Activity is toggled off. If you&rsquo;re on desktop, left-click on your profile to toggle Private Session. Bear in mind that it will deactivate when you log out, so you&rsquo;ll have to reactivate it the next time you log in. Now you can binge-listen to all your aural guilty pleasures. Now if only Taylor Swift was still on Spotify...</p> <p class="p4"><strong>For: </strong>Desktop and mobile</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="Private session" alt="Tune in to 8 Spotify tricks that&#039;ll blow your mind" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/shhh.png?1422430596" /> </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/music/tune-8-spotify-tricks-you-need-know/feature#comments Android apps iOS apps Music Spotify Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:29:53 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1458679 at http://www.stuff.tv WhatSim promises (almost) unfettered access to WhatsApp even when you're overseas http://www.stuff.tv/my/whatsim-you-can-use-whatsapp-anytime-anywhere/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But why would you want to buy a SIM that restricts you to just WhatsApp? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="With this WhatSim, you can use WhatsApp anytime, anywhere " alt="With this WhatSim, you can use WhatsApp anytime, anywhere " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/whatsim.jpg?1422003738" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s no secret that WhatsApp is one of the most widely used apps in the world. And even more so when we travel, since all we need is Wi-Fi or data to send messages on the app instead of paying a ton using SMS services.</p> <p>In building on that need, an Italian company has created the WhatSim &ndash; the word&rsquo;s first SIM that allows you to chat on WhatsApp from anywhere in the world and with no limits. All it will cost you is &euro;10 (RM41) a year.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It cripples your phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So, even though some of you might think this idea is a stroke of genius, we&rsquo;re struggling to make sense of the existence of this SIM. It still limits your WhatsApp usage (unlike what it claims) and you can&rsquo;t use the basic functionalities of your phone.</p> <p>Yes, you pay more for a monthly telco plan, or for an international pre-paid SIM when you travel, but you get bang for your buck. You&rsquo;ll be able to play games on your phone, post Instagrams, a world of other apps, AND use WhatsApp too.</p> <p>We think it is kind of useless, unless all you ever use on your phone is WhatsApp. But if you&rsquo;re certain this SIM is for you, you can buy it from authorised dealers or the <a href="http://www.whatsim.com/en/buy-now" target="_blank">WhatSim website</a> (deliveries start February 26). It comes in micro, nano, and standard sizes.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/post-apairofblueticks-world-10-other-messaging-features-you-might-not-be-aware-whatsapp/feature">11 secret features that exist in WhatsApp&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.straitstimes.com/digital-life/phone/story/whatsim-lets-you-chat-whatsapp-worldwide-the-cheap-20150122#xtor=CS1-10" target="_blank">The Straits Times</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="With this WhatSim, you can use WhatsApp anytime, anywhere " alt="With this WhatSim, you can use WhatsApp anytime, anywhere " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsim2.jpg?1422003736" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/whatsim-you-can-use-whatsapp-anytime-anywhere/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/whatsim-you-can-use-whatsapp-anytime-anywhere/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:04:48 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458318 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Material Design reaches Chrome on iOS, Steam Broadcasting goes live, and Disney ditched George Lucas’ new Star Wars ideas http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/fully-charged-material-design-reaches-chrome-ios-steam-broadcasting-goes-live-and-disney-ditc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our morning roundup has the tech and entertainment news you need to start the 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="Google Chrome on iOS" alt="Google Chrome on iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IMG_0928.PNG?1421977241" /> </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"> Chrome for iOS gets Material Design </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>Big fan of Google&rsquo;s move towards its Material Design language with Lollipop, but don&rsquo;t actually own an Android device? Luckily for iPhone and iPad owners, Google has started updating its iOS apps using the very same visual philosophy, and Chrome is the first to get the overhaul.</p> <p>The new look is immediately noticeable, delivering &ldquo;bold graphics, fluid motion, and tactile surfaces,&rdquo; as Google describes, plus Chrome is now optimized for iOS 8 and Apple&rsquo;s latest, larger iPhones. Additionally, it supports handoff from Chrome on iOS to Mac, letting you begin browsing on mobile or tablet and pick right back up on the desktop.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2015/01/chrome-for-ios-update.html">Chrome Releases</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-nexus-6-long-term-test/feature">Living with the Google Nexus 6: you&rsquo;re gonna need a bigger pocket</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"> Steam Broadcasting is live </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 time to update your Steam client, because live gameplay streaming has been added for all users via the Broadcasting feature. While it may sound like a shot at Twitch&rsquo;s streaming empire, it actually appears to be a smaller, but still potentially useful perk intended to let pals view each others&rsquo; gaming sessions. However, if you&#39;d like to let anyone peek in, you can enable a setting and have your stream appear on the game&#39;s Steam page.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-01-20-steam-broadcasting-has-arrived">Eurogamer</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/valve-s-steam-machine-army-every-angle-covered/feature">Exclusive: 12 Steam Machines detailed, fondled, and photographed from every angle</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="Steam Broadcasting" alt="Steam Broadcasting" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/steam-broadcasting.jpg?1421977241" /> </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"> Disney discarded Lucas’ Star Wars ideas </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 crazy to think that we&rsquo;re less than a year away from a new <em>Star Wars</em> sequel, let alone one not written and/or directed by George Lucas. And it turns out that he&rsquo;s really, <em>really</em> removed from the equation. Because while he may have created the world and many of the characters, new owner Disney overruled his intentions for <em>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</em>.</p> <p>In Lucas&rsquo; mind, <em>Episode VII</em> would focus primarily on new characters, with old favorites like Luke, Leia, and Han coming secondary. But J.J. Abrams and Disney didn&rsquo;t see it that way, wanting to put the classic cast front and center for at least one more adventure.</p> <p>As Lucas tells Cinemablend, &ldquo;The [ideas] that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn&rsquo;t really want to do those. So they made up their own. So it&rsquo;s not the ones that I originally wrote [on screen in <em>The Force Awakens</em>].&rdquo; Hard to know if he&rsquo;s bitter or upset there, but he did sell off the rights; it&rsquo;s not his call anymore. We&rsquo;ll see how it pans out come December.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.slashfilm.com/disney-abandoned-george-lucas-star-wars-7/">Slashfilm</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/first-star-wars-force-awakens-trailer-will-premiere-friday/news">First Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer goes live</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/OMOVFvcNfvE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fan edit released for The Hobbit movies </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>By the time <em>The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies</em> hit cinemas in December, a fair bit of good will for Peter Jackson&rsquo;s second Tolkien adaptation trilogy had faded. Once planned as a two-parter, it was extended to three films, and many viewers complained about the slow pace, unnecessary side stories, and <em>Lord of the Rings</em> callbacks.</p> <p>But as with some of the better-known unofficial <em>Star Wars</em> edits, leave it to a detail-oriented fan to right Hollywood&rsquo;s wrongs. Someone going by the tag &ldquo;tolkeineditor&rdquo; has trimmed down the three films into a single, 4+ hour affair, shaving a couple of hours of fluff for a more focused, streamlined experience.</p> <p>If you read the source post carefully, you can find out where to download the fan edit, or just check out the notes to appreciate the fan-craftsmanship. And above is a small taste of what to expect, assuming you know the original version.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://tolkieneditor.wordpress.com">Tolkeineditor</a> via <a href="http://www.slashfilm.com/hobbit-fan-edit/">Slashfilm</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature">The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now</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/CzSlLWF5Hjg" 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/google/fully-charged-material-design-reaches-chrome-ios-steam-broadcasting-goes-live-and-disney-ditc#comments Film and TV Gaming Google iOS apps Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458275 at http://www.stuff.tv Never miss a good Tweet again with new update http://www.stuff.tv/my/twitter/never-miss-good-tweet-again-new-update/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Twitter is doing an &#039;in case you missed it&#039; with its service, which is reassuring for Tweet-addicts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Never miss a good Tweet again with new update" alt="Never miss a good Tweet again with new update" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ICYMI.jpg?1421898552" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Twitter wants to make sure you never miss an update, which is a big change from its earlier plans to do a Facebook and curate Twitter feeds. How will it do that? It is encouraging a new feature called Recaps. The feature will be pushed out to iOS Twitter apps, with Android and Web updates coming soon.</p> <p>The mechanism is simple - when you login, Twitter will push a summary of top Tweets and tag them &quot;While you were away&quot;.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Keeping you coming back </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Depending on who you follow on Twitter, the sheer amount of Tweets can be overwhelming especially for people who do not have the time to separate those they follow into lists.</p> <p>This is a way for Twitter to curate Tweets in a way, but in a way that is a little less intrusive than Facebook&#39;s forcing you to have to visit individual pages to see all the posts from a single person.</p> <p>Still there&#39;s no telling whether Twitter might eventually go the way of Facebook and aggressively curate people&#39;s newsfeeds, perhaps as a means to lessen server lag.</p> <p>Twitter has had to fend off the challenges of services like Instagram, that has fast begun to overtake Twitter&#39;s popularity as a sharing platform. And an effective monetisation strategy that doesn&#39;t rile up its users has still been elusive, but what is obvious is that Twitter&#39;s not going to go anywhere for a while at least.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Apple Watch hands-on</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://blog.twitter.com/2015/while-you-were-away-0" target="_blank">Twitter</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Never miss a good Tweet again with new update" alt="Never miss a good Tweet again with new update" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/twitter_backdrop.jpg?1421898552" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/twitter/never-miss-good-tweet-again-new-update/news#comments Apps and Games iOS apps Twitter Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:49:13 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1458195 at http://www.stuff.tv These are the only photo-editing apps you'll ever need for your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/perfect-10-these-are-only-iphone-photo-editing-apps-you-need-2015/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10/10. Would use again to make photos taken by the iPhone even more awesome </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apps.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know the iPhone&rsquo;s camera is consistently capable, better than the rest with very little effort.</p> <p class="p2">The hardware already delivers, so how about a little software to make it all go a little farther? We&rsquo;ve delivered way beyond. Here are 10 apps to make your iPhotos even more spectacular.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SKRWT (US$1.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong> If a perfectly symmetrical face is the standard for beauty, it also makes sense that a perfectly symmetrical photo is too. Smartphone camera lenses tend to distort the lines of your photo, resulting in slightly warped images that&rsquo;s off-putting to the professional viewer&rsquo;s eye. If perfect perspective is what you&rsquo;re after, SKRWT offers it up to you on a silver platter of grid lines and easily controlled toggles.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Extra costs:</strong> None. What you see is what you get. Frankly, it&rsquo;s also everything you need. Pretty straight to the point, huh?</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Why you should download it:</strong> You can turn fisheye photos back into normal ones. Pretty close to magic if you ask us.</p> <p class="p3"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/skrwt/id834248867?mt=8" target="_blank">Get SKRWT here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="SKRWT" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/skrwt.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fused (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:&nbsp;</strong>Just like its name suggests, you can layer images (and video) on top of one another to create artsy masterpieces. Just like how we Fused the Eiffel tower with the inside of Singapore&rsquo;s Pan Pacific hotel, creating a conversation of modern vs classic architecture (or something like that).</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;It&rsquo;s not one of those pay-to-unlock-the-real-functions-of-the-app apps. However, all images that you create with this app come with a watermark. In order to remove said watermark and leave people guessing about your photoshop prowess, you will have to share the app with a friend.</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:</strong>&nbsp;Have you not marveled at our thought-provoking visual interpretation of the passing trends of architecture?</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/fused-double-exposure-video/id869117407?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Fused here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="720" height="720" title="Fused" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_1081.JPG?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Fused1" alt="These are the only iPhone photo-editing apps you need for ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fused.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Afterlight (US$0.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong> Unlike the other apps, it doesn&rsquo;t come with any preset filters. Instead, it offers you intimate controls into the different aspects of a photograph. Aside from the usual exposure, brightness, and saturation controls, you also get to tweak highlight-, mid-, and shadow tones to allow certain colours to pop.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Extra costs:</strong> There are no additional control packs to buy which is great because there&rsquo;s already plenty provided.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Why you should download it: </strong>Every little tweak goes a long way into making your photo vastly different from the original. Tap and hold the photo to get a glimpse of the original. You&rsquo;ll be surprised at how much better your edit looks even if you feel like you didn&rsquo;t change much.</p> <p class="p3"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/afterlight/id573116090?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Afterlight here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Afterlight " alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/afterlight.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over (US$1.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:&nbsp;</strong>If you&rsquo;re a fan of Tumblr-type photos, Over is the app for you. It allows you to add text and illustrations over your photos to personalise them. Feel free to move them around the photo, resize them and even adjust the additional artwork&rsquo;s opacity. Digital doodles essentially without your actual lack of artistry shining through and ruining it all.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;There are enough fonts and artwork for you to fill in your photos with. But should you crave more, individual packs start from US$0.99 while the big bundle with 15 fonts and 14 art packs costs US$4.99.</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:</strong>&nbsp;So your photos will be liked and re-posted into eternity. Besides digital doodles have to be way better than anything your digits can scrawl.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/over/id535811906?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Over here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Over " alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_1121.JPG?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Over it" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/over.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VSCO Cam (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong>&nbsp;The question should be &ldquo;What can&rsquo;t you do with it?&rdquo; It&rsquo;s a self sustaining photography community where you can take photos direct from the app, edit and then share them.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;The essentials are preloaded. But should you want more filters, or rather presets as they&rsquo;re alternatively named here, you got to purchase them by collections which start from US$0.99 and go up to US$6.99 for the Limited Edition one (a steal considering it has 16 packs).</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:</strong>&nbsp;Its minimalist interface is so clean that users might not know what to do with it from the get-go. But once you&rsquo;ve gotten the hang of it, it&rsquo;s so hip it hurts and Instagram is just amateur in comparison. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/vsco-cam/id588013838?mt=8" target="_blank">Get VSCO Cam here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="VSCO Cam" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vsco%20cam.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Slow Shutter Cam (US$0.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:&nbsp;</strong>Who says you can&rsquo;t perform DSLR-worthy tricks with your iPhone? If capturing light trails and motion blur is what you&rsquo;re after, all you need is this app, and well, surgeon&rsquo;s hands if you don&#39;t have a tripod. It has specific settings for motion blur, low light, and light trail, so you can really get into the finer details of the particular shot you&rsquo;re after.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;None, the app has everything you already need. You&rsquo;ll just need to cough up for a tripod for the best results.</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:</strong>&nbsp;How else can you turn boring photos of light into the most trippy, streaked photos with just your phone? And you can see the effects taking place in real time so you decide when enough is enough.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/slow-shutter-cam/id357404131?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Slow Shutter Cam here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Slow Shutter Cam " alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/slow%20shutter%20cam.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hipstamatic (US$1.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:&nbsp;</strong>It&rsquo;s kind of like before smartphones existed and gave photography a lot more thought. Where&rsquo;s the fun in knowing what you&rsquo;re getting? Hipstamatic puts the joyful unpredictability of analog photography back into your smartphone; switch different lenses, flashes, and films to get the perfect combination. Don&rsquo;t worry, you can still take another photo at no cost, just of your battery life&rsquo;s.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;You get a starter pack of lenses, films, and flashes which will allow you plenty of fun time. But you&rsquo;re bound to get bored and seek out more variety. And when you do, they come in themed packs consisting of different elements at just US$0.99.</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:&nbsp;</strong>Don&rsquo;t you miss the analog experience? This is as close as you can get to its very unpredictable nature without having to waste money developing film.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/hipstamatic/id342115564?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Hipstamatic here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Hipstamatic" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hipstamatic_1.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="So hip it hurts" alt="These are the only iPhone photo-editing apps you need for ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hipstamatic1.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facetune (US$3.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong>&nbsp;For the perfect portrait photo, Facetune offers up a range of tweaks to subtly enhance your subject&rsquo;s appearance. And it&rsquo;s ridiculously easy to use to remove eye bags, smooth out fine lines and brighten appearances. Just zoom in and use your finger to rub away flaws.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:&nbsp;</strong>There are no add-ons required. The app already has everything from a whiten tool (for that magical dental touch) to a reshape tool (for instant face slimming).</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:&nbsp;</strong>Because cosmetic products can take so long to take effect, while Facetune makes you look younger in seconds.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/facetune/id606310581?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Facetune here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Facetune " alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facetune.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AverageCam Pro (S$0.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong>&nbsp;The biggest selling point of this app is that it allows you to take a number of pictures (1-128) over a period of time for longer exposure shots. You can adjust the interval between shots to get even longer exposure.</p> <p><strong>Extra costs:</strong>&nbsp;None. It&rsquo;s a one trick pony but it&rsquo;s a very well-trained one trick pony.</p> <p><strong>Why you should download it:&nbsp;</strong>It&rsquo;s fantastic for shooting star and light trails, and even motion. Only thing is you would probably need a tripod for the best results.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/average-camera-pro/id415577873?mt=8" target="_blank">Get AverageCam Pro here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="AverageCam Pro" alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/averagecam%20pro.jpg?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mextures (US$1.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can you do with it:</strong> Mextures boasts that there are 130 different &ldquo;textures&rdquo; to tastefully layer your photo in. You can choose how those textures blend and further tweak their respective exposure, saturation, and temperature levels, just to name a few. If you chance upon the perfect formula, you can save it to apply the same treatment to another photo the next time.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Extra costs:</strong> None. That&rsquo;s probably the best part about it. You don&rsquo;t have to pay any extra to unlock filters. All 130 are available for just US$1.99. What a steal.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Why you should download it:</strong> There&rsquo;s virtually no limit to the things you can do with the endless combination and permutations of effects. We&rsquo;d advise against using more than three layers at any one time before the returns flatline.</p> <p class="p3"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/mextures/id650415564?mt=8" target="_blank">Get Mextures here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Mextures " alt="These are the only photo-editing apps you&#039;ll ever need for your iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mextures.png?1421658742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/perfect-10-these-are-only-iphone-photo-editing-apps-you-need-2015/feature#comments Apple Apps and Games iOS apps iPhone & iPad Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:28:31 +0000 Elissa Loi 1457969 at http://www.stuff.tv Strings app helps you un-send embarassing texts http://www.stuff.tv/my/strings-app-helps-you-un-send-embarassing-texts/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sent texts you wish you really didn&#039;t on New Year&#039;s? Have this handy before 2016 comes around </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="Strings app helps you un-send embarassing texts" alt="Strings app helps you un-send embarassing texts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/strings_app.jpg?1420180623" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ever sent a text in anger or after a bit too much bubbly? Strings promises to make that go away, but only of the person you texted to is using the Strings app too. Think of Strings as yet another messaging service; just that you get to take back inane chats if you need to.</p> <p>It offers a bit more control as to what other users can do with your photos and videos, allowing you to keep them from being downloaded or shared.</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"> Watch that selfie disappear </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Besides the control of your media, you can also decide if and when content is deleted, immediately and permanently.</p> <p>Maybe you accidentally sent a photo of you with too little clothes on to your friends&#39; group - you can just set it so the photo is deleted from every single phone in the list immediately. It won&#39;t be able to stop them from taking screenshots, though, just so you know.</p> <p>While the idea behind the app is sound, the reality is the app is pretty useless if your friends aren&#39;t on it. Not to mention, it&#39;ll be a lot less hassle to just be smarter about what you keep on your phone and what you send out.</p> <p>The whole celebrity hacking scandal should have clued most people that maybe keeping sexy pics on your phone aren&#39;t a good idea.</p> <p>If you think you can convince your friends to give Strings a try, just download the app free from the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/strings.../id928252690?mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a>.</p> <p>[Source:<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/01/strings-is-a-messaging-app-that-will-let-you-un-text-someone/?ncid=rss" target="_blank"> Techcrunch</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Strings app helps you un-send embarassing texts" alt="Strings app helps you un-send embarassing texts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/strings_app2.jpg?1420180623" /> </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/strings-app-helps-you-un-send-embarassing-texts/news#comments Apps and Games iOS apps Fri, 02 Jan 2015 06:33:00 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1456476 at http://www.stuff.tv 7 commonly-used apps you didn’t realise are secretly draining data http://www.stuff.tv/my/7-commonly-used-apps-you-didn-t-realise-were-secretly-data-vampires/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bet you didn&#039;t know they&#039;ve been busting your monthly data limit, it&#039;s time to disable their hidden data-sucking settings </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="7 commonly-used apps you didn’t realise are secretly draining data" alt="7 commonly-used apps you didn’t realise are secretly draining data" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/icon2%20%281%29_0.jpg?1421724207" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What do you mean I&rsquo;ve almost reached my data cap? It&rsquo;s barely mid-month and I&rsquo;ve only watched three cat videos!</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We know how you feel. But you should know that there are certain apps in your arsenal that drink up more than a few drop of data every time you boot them up.</p> <p>Seeing as you probably check in on them more than a few times a day, it&rsquo;s not rocket science to deduce that these are the culprits, and not you since you&rsquo;ve already cut down on your cat-video intake.</p> <p>Quit crying, you don&rsquo;t have to delete them, you just have to disable the specific settings that are costing you. We have all the quick fixes you need to put a stake through the hearts of these data-suckers.</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="7 commonly-used apps you didn’t realise were secretly data vampires" alt="7 commonly-used apps you didn’t realise were secretly data vampires" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/flipp.png?1421724209" /> </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"> Instagram </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s not enough to refrain from posting your lunch every day. Even when you&rsquo;re harmlessly (or so you think) browsing through the photos on your feed, there are copious amounts of data being stealthily inhaled as you scroll through. Want to know why? Preloaded videos, that&rsquo;s what&rsquo;s up.</p> <p><strong>Quick fix:</strong>&nbsp;Hit the gear icon at the top right of your own profile, scroll down till you see Video, then tap on Preload. Make sure you enable &ldquo;Only on Wi-Fi&rdquo; to ensure that videos only preload when you&rsquo;re on Wi-Fi and have all the data to spare. After all, that cat video can wait, can&rsquo;t it?</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="Begone, Instagram data vampire!" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/instagram_0.png?1421724209" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WhatsApp </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>Pictures say a thousand words, so why would your friend send a hundred lines of text on WhatsApp describing what he just saw, when he can just snap a photo and send it to you? Makes total sense doesn&rsquo;t it? Hence, the 5000+ photos in your photo library and your steady approach of your own data limit.</p> <p><strong>Quick fix:</strong>&nbsp;Again, head to Settings within WhatsApp (the right-most gear icon on the bottom bar), tap on Chat Settings, then Media Auto-Download and tweak the settings for Images, Audio, and Videos. You have three options, but we&rsquo;d go with the safest option - Wi-Fi.</p> <p>If you want to play it really really safe, just switch everything to Never, but that would mean you&rsquo;d never chance upon the most random images in your photo library again.</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="WhatsApp data sucker, no more!" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsapp.png?1421724209" /> </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"> Facebook </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>Nobody can go through an entire day without checking on Facebook at least five times. There&rsquo;s no shame in that since the whole world&rsquo;s pretty much addicted. There&rsquo;s shame in allowing nonsense videos to play as you scroll through your feed, that you have no interest in viewing anyway.</p> <p><strong>Quick fix:</strong>&nbsp;Head over to More (again, the right most icon on the bottom bar), tap Videos and Photos, and make sure Auto-Play is switched to Wi-Fi Only. This is to prevent videos from instantly playing without your permission when you just want to get a quick idea of last night&rsquo;s football match results.</p> <p>And should you only have friends who insist on sharing gruesome videos, feel free to switch that option to Off.</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="Say no to autoloading Facebook videos!" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Facebook.png?1421724209" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> YouTube </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>Ah YouTube, you&rsquo;re the biggest data drain. Tempting us with the latest Taylor Swift music video, dangling Celebrities Read Mean Tweets in our faces...But we all know that that 3-minute long video will send us to our data doom. We hate that we love you, and that there&rsquo;s next to nothing to do on our commutes.</p> <p><strong>Quick fix:&nbsp;</strong>You can just stop watching YouTube videos, but knowing that you can&rsquo;t, here&rsquo;s a solution that might ease some of the pain without making you quit your guilty YouTube viewing pleasure. Zip over to Settings, and enable Play HD on Wi-Fi only. It might not be the perfect solution (because viewing videos will always take up data), but it will eat up significantly less data.</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="You can live fine without HD videos on YouTube" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/YouTube.png?1421724209" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spotify </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>Music makes the world go round. It&rsquo;s also what makes your data consumption reach dangerously high levels. If you&rsquo;ve been listening to your Spotify playlist of about 200 tracks on your daily commute, and each song averages at 4MB, do the math. There you go, the answer to why you bust your monthly data cap without fail.</p> <p><strong>Quick fix:&nbsp;</strong>Bring up your sidebar of options, tap on Settings, and hit Playback. Enable Offline Mode to listen to your music without requiring a data connection.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll need to note that only the music you&rsquo;ve made available for offline listening can be played. How do you do that? Simple. Within your individual playlists, make sure the Available Offline tab is enabled. When you add new songs, just disable Offline Mode whenever you have Wi-Fi to make sure they&rsquo;re added. Don&rsquo;t forget it to enable it again when you&rsquo;re done.</p> <p>There&#39;s one caveat - you&#39;ll need to be a Spotify Premium user for this feature to kick in, and that&#39;ll cost RM14.90 per month. A small price to pay, compared to busting your data limit.</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="Go offline with Spoifyy" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify.png?1421724209" /> </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="Go offline with Spoifyy" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify2.png?1421724209" /> </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"> Dropbox </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You&#39;ve downloaded Dropbox for the convenience of backing up certain files that your standard-storage smartphone doesn&rsquo;t have memory for.</p> <p>But Dropbox is a lot more enthusiastic about helping than you initially imagined. All those photos you&rsquo;ve been taking and receiving? They&rsquo;re constantly being synced to Dropbox. Yes, we&rsquo;re talking massive gobs of data.</p> <p><strong>Quick fix:</strong>&nbsp;Bring up Settings, tap Camera Upload and then make sure it&rsquo;s disabled if you never want to sync photos to Dropbox. If you don&#39;t want to sacrifice what little data allowance you have, disable Use Cellular Data to make sure that syncing only happens when Wi-Fi is available.</p> <p>In case you were wondering about Background Uploading, it&rsquo;s a new feature that you can enable to continue backing up in the well, background. So if you&rsquo;ve disabled Use Cellular Data and enabled this, Dropbox will only quietly sync your stuff in the background when Wi-Fi is available.</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="Stop Dropbox from killing your data softly" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dropbox.png?1421724209" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Twitter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re an active part of the Twitterverse and tweet as many times as you check on the time on any given workday, you must also be unknowingly serving up huge spades of data to your telco. Why? It&rsquo;s all those images&rsquo; fault. But don&rsquo;t worry, there&rsquo;s a way around that without having to give up any of your precious Twitter time.</p> <p><strong>Quick fix:&nbsp;</strong>Settings is where everything&rsquo;s at again. Under the General tab, you&rsquo;ll find Image Upload Quality. Tap on that to bring you to the next page where you can select Low so that you spend less data uploading images (if you really have to). And if your Twitpics are being viewed on a mobile device, difference in quality is not that obvious. You can always switch it back to High when you&rsquo;re back on Wi-Fi anyway.</p> <p>You can also disable Image Previews which will just prevent all images from loading directly on your feed. If you want to selectively gawk at Twitpics, simply click on the link to load it up.</p> <p>If you&#39;ve come this far, click here for a bonus tip!</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="Twittering on the edge of data busting" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/twitter.png?1421724209" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bonus tip for iOS user: disable this iCloud Drive setting now! </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>Buried within the settings of your precious iThing is iCloud Drive, a feature that behaves very much like DropBox, backing up your iThing constantly when it&rsquo;s enabled. Right at the very bottom is the option to disable Use Mobile Data. Click it. Trust us, the data upload is larger than you think, better to let it back up only when it&rsquo;s connected to Wi-Fi.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/icloud.png?1421724209" /> </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"> Busting your data limit? These apps are the culprits </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"> Tweak those data settings and exterminate these data hungry apps </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/icon2%20%281%29_0.jpg?1421724207" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/7-commonly-used-apps-you-didn-t-realise-were-secretly-data-vampires/feature#comments Android apps iOS apps Smartphones Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:26:45 +0000 Elissa Loi 1455638 at http://www.stuff.tv The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air http://www.stuff.tv/my/best-20-mac-app-store-apps-and-games-your-new-macbook-pro-or-macbook-air/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Photo editors, music apps, tools for writing, and games for playing. This is what to install first on your new Mac </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="899" title="How will you fill that blank canvas? " alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MacBook%20Air_0_1_2.jpg?1421184535" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your brand new Mac has booted up and is sitting there, expecting something to happen. What next?</p> <p>You could do something boring, like setting up email (yawn) or delving into Office-like iWork (bleh). Instead, have some fun, with Stuff&rsquo;s pick of the Mac App Store&rsquo;s best creative apps for photos, videos, music and writing, along with a selection of high-end games.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/15-best-mac-games-right-now/feature">The 15 best Mac games right now</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/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"> Photo and video apps </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"> Pixelmator </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Imagine a simplified Photoshop with some cool black threads and that&rsquo;s Pixelmator in a nutshell. It&rsquo;s simple to use, but feature-rich, with a great combination of drawing tools, editing options, and stunning visual effects.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/pixelmator/id407963104?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Buy Pixelmator</a>&nbsp;(US$29.99)</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="800" height="500" title="Give your snaps a bit of added colour" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500.jpg?1421184535" /> </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"> Flare 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Flare 2&rsquo;s sneaky. Load a photo and it feels like a one-click iPhone filter app, albeit one with pretty amazing filters. But access the edit section and suddenly there are loads of sliders - you can fine-tune everything, creating every kind of custom photo effect imaginable.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/flare-2/id924691732?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Buy Flare 2</a>&nbsp;(US$9.99)</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="716" height="432" title="Take a back seat, Instagram" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-1.jpg?1421184535" /> </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"> Autodesk Sketchbook </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One for the artists, this one&rsquo;s all about digital doodling. For free, you get core features to experience natural drawing on your Mac. US$2.99 gets you layers and swatches. US$11.99 (annually) is for &lsquo;Pro&rsquo;&nbsp;- a fully-fledged art tool with custom brushes, perspective guides and a flip-book mode.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/autodesk-sketchbook/id863486266?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Autodesk SketchBook</a>&nbsp;(US$free + IAP)</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="800" height="500" title="With this app, everyone&#039;s an artist" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-2.jpg?1421184535" /> </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"> Comic Life 3 </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>ZOK! KAPOW! and BIF! your way to something a million times better than a Facebook album, by transforming pictures of family and friends into comic strips. Get your words straight in the script editor, before adding photos, comic filters, speech balloons and sound effects. VOOOOOM!</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/comic-life-3/id688953417?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Buy Comic Life 3</a>&nbsp;(US$29.99)</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="800" height="500" title="Bringing some graphic details to the mix" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-3.jpg?1421184535" /> </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"> Final Cut Pro </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>iMovie? Pfft. A mere abacus next to the supercomputer that is Final Cut Pro. Fast and powerful, this is the app you want to be using to edit your home movies, even if it&rsquo;s probably overkill in the same way you don&rsquo;t really need that iPhone 6 Plus for playing <em>Candy Crush</em>.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/final-cut-pro/id424389933?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5">Buy Final Cut Pro</a>&nbsp;(US$299.99)</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/six-best-video-editing-apps/feature">6 of the best video editing apps</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="500" title="Because everything looks better in slow motion" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-4.jpg?1421184535" /> </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"> DM1 </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>UNCH! UNCH! UNCH! UNCH! 86 drum kits lurk within DM1, ready to assault your ears. But this is more than a mere noise-maker; with the step-sequencer and song composer, you can craft songs for export or just make a noise that happens to be a bit more coherent. UNCH! UNCH! UNCH! UNCH!</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/dm1-the-drum-machine/id522349879?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Buy DM1</a>&nbsp;(US$9.99)</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="800" height="500" title="Let&#039;s hope the neighbours love this app as much as you" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-5.jpg?1421184535" /> </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"> djay Pro </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>Yes, it would all be lovely if everyone was still surrounded by piles of vinyl, but they&rsquo;re not. But don&rsquo;t despair, budding DJ, because with this app you can beat-match, cross-fade and add irritating phasing effects to your heart&rsquo;s content.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/djay-pro/id947578651?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Buy djay Pro</a>&nbsp;(US$49.99)</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="800" height="500" title="Creating the best life soundtrack ever" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-6.jpg?1421184535" /> </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"> Capo 3 </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>Capo enables you to slow down any song without affecting its pitch, and loop bits so you can nail tricky guitar riffs. You can also draw on a spectrogram to build the notes you&rsquo;re hearing and have the app guess the chords being played. To be more helpful, this app would have to play the guitar for you.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/capo-3/id696977615?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Buy Capo 3</a>&nbsp;(US$199.99)</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="800" height="500" title="Fiddly chords are a thing of the past" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-8.jpg?1421184535" /> </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"> Logic Pro X </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you fancy yourself as a chart-troubler, this is the app to get you there. Logic Pro X gives you all the tools to make beautiful music (or a horrible dirge): virtual drummers; loads of digital instruments; amps; effects; loops; samples; even auto-tune. Just go easy on the auto-tune, OK?</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/logic-pro-x/id634148309?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Buy Logic Pro X</a>&nbsp;(&pound;139.99)</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="800" height="500" title="experience surround sound" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-7.jpg?1421184535" /> </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-10"><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"> VOX </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>iTunes is bloated, clunky and treats certain audio formats like something smelly you might step on in the street. VOX plays FLAC, can pull files from NAS devices, integrates with SoundCloud, and has the kind of drag-and-drop support loved by old-schoolers angry at iTunes&rsquo;s continual meddling. Not bad for a freebie!</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id461369673?mt=12" target="_blank">Download VOX</a>&nbsp;(US$free)</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature">6 of the best photo editing apps</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="500" title="music to our ears" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-9.jpg?1421184535" /> </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-11"><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"> Scrivener </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>They say everyone has a book in them. Scrivener can help you get it out. It&rsquo;s a hugely powerful writing tool, for hammering out drafts, rearranging text, stashing notes and research, and then exporting the entire lot to PDF, EPUB or plain old text.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scrivener/id418889511?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Buy Scrivener</a>&nbsp;(US$44.99)</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="800" height="500" title="Bringing coherency to creativity " alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-10.jpg?1421184535" /> </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-12"><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"> Byword </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>Something snapped in the Mac universe at some point - maybe one too many buttons got added to Word. But either you went Scrivener or totally minimal; Byword&rsquo;s the best of the latter kind of writing app - great for quick posts and articles, and with smartly designed Markdown support.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/byword/id420212497?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5">Buy Byword</a>&nbsp;(US$9.99)</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="800" height="500" title="Less is more, the maxim goes" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-3_0.jpg?1421184535" /> </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-13"><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"> Day 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>Keeping a diary might seem old-hat, but Day One brings the concept bang up to date, turning a chore into a pleasure. The interface is clean and simple, and you can easily add photos and trackable data such as activity, music and weather. Your entries are then fully searchable and sync across devices.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/day-one/id422304217?mt=12&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4" target="_blank">Buy Day One</a>&nbsp;(US$7.99)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="500" title="Well, if Bridget Jones can do it... " alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-2_0.jpg?1421184535" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pocket </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can stash a web page for later with Safari&rsquo;s Reading List, but it always downloads the whole thing, layout and all. Pocket&rsquo;s a more streamlined experience, saving only images and text. Content syncs across devices and is available offline.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/id568494494?mt=12">Download Pocket</a>&nbsp;(US$free)</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="800" height="500" title="Pocket it for later" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-1_0.jpg?1421184535" /> </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-15"><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"> Xcode </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This one&rsquo;s about writing code rather than words. If you&rsquo;re not overly thrilled with the apps you&rsquo;re using, make one of your own in Apple&rsquo;s free IDE, packed full of professional tools for designing, building and testing the next Mac App Store classic.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/xcode/id497799835?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Xcode</a>&nbsp;(US$free)</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature">iCheapskate - 38 amazing free apps for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="500" title="For all those million-dollar ideas" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500_0.jpg?1421184535" /> </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-16"><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"> Civilization: Beyond Earth </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 absurdly addictive <em>Civilization</em> series goes a bit sci-fi with <em>Beyond Earth</em>. You and your rivals attempt to write the next chapter for humanity by colonising an alien world and, naturally, beating the tar out of each other until only one colony remains. (Or you could try diplomacy&hellip; Nah.)</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/civilization-beyond-earth/id926919592?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Buy Civilization: Beyond Earth</a>&nbsp;(US$39.99)</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="800" height="500" title="Command the universe from your Macbook" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500_1.jpg?1421184535" /> </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-17"><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"> Hitman: Absolution </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 <em>Hitman: Absolution</em>, genetically engineered assassin Agent 47 gets to stealth it up with the best of them, sneaking about, trying to avoid light bouncing off his bald head, and offing plenty of underworld hoodlums. Exhilarating and tense, this game demands plenty of thought rather than just a quick trigger finger.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/hitman-absolution-elite-edition/id695516851?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Buy Hitman: Absolution</a>&nbsp;(US$19.99)</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="800" height="500" title="I suppose a wig is out of the question" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hitman.jpg?1421184535" /> </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-18"><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"> Tomb Raider </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>These days, Lara Croft no longer looks like she&rsquo;s been chiseled from the same rocks she often climbs, and her world is more refined and nuanced too. Here, she&rsquo;s shipwrecked and fighting for her life, progressing from archeologist to become a seasoned adventurer. Fantastic visuals are matched by an excellent score, a compelling story and first-rate gameplay.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/tomb-raider/id625206080?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Buy Tomb Raider</a>&nbsp;(US$19.99)</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="800" height="500" title="Lara&#039;s back with a vengeance" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-1_1.jpg?1421184535" /> </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-19"><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"> Grid 2 Reloaded Edition </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 handling that aims to balance realism and accessibility, <em>Grid 2</em> is a properly deep Mac racer. You get eye-popping locations to belt along, making use of dozens of different cars - and while the AI&rsquo;s smart, it&#39;s also imperfect, making it feel more like you&rsquo;re racing people than robots.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/grid-2-reloaded-edition/id875237391?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Buy Grid 2 Reloaded Edition</a>&nbsp;(US$44.99)</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="800" height="500" title="Rev those engines" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-2_1.jpg?1421184535" /> </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-20"><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"> Rayman Origins </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>Finally, something a bit less gritty: <em>Rayman</em> adds more than a dash of colour to a game collection on your new Mac. Harking back to the good ol&rsquo; days of 2D platforming, this wonderfully animated effort finds Rayman and his oddly detached limbs facing off against a veritable menagerie of weirdo oddballs.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/rayman-origins/id696651502?mt=12&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Buy Rayman Origins</a>&nbsp;(US$6.99)</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/myapple/10-great-apps-and-games-your-iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus/feature-0">10 of the best apps for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus</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="800" height="500" title="A healthy dash of nostalgic entertainiment" alt="The best 20 Mac App Store apps and games for your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/screen800x500-3%2015-47-56.jpg?1421184535" /> </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"> Best apps for your Mac </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/best-20-mac-app-store-apps-and-games-your-new-macbook-pro-or-macbook-air/feature#comments Apple iOS apps iOS games MacBook Air 13in (2012) MacBook Pro 13in Retina Display Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:27:43 +0000 Elissa Loi 1456180 at http://www.stuff.tv The 18 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2 http://www.stuff.tv/my/20-best-apps-and-games-your-new-ipad-air-2/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff’s pick of the top games, TV, music, creative and reading apps for Apple’s flagship tablet </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="What will you accessorise it with? " alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Air-2-main_0.jpg?1419568959" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So you&rsquo;ve got your mitts on a shiny new Apple tablet, but it&rsquo;s just a pretty paperweight without some things to do with it.</p> <p>Never fear: we&rsquo;ve scoured the App Store for the best ways of having fun with the iPad Air 2, whether you&rsquo;re a fan of wintry horror, inventive and immersive reading matter, streaming telly, or getting all creative with digital paints and musical instruments.</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"> Monument Valley </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Short but very sweet, <em>Monument Valley</em> is a visually stunning and surprisingly tactile mobile title. You guide the silent Ida through puzzles that incorporate fantastical architecture that boasts impossible Escher-like geometry; twist and rotate structures and you create new paths, gradually uncovering the mystery of the valley.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/monument-valley/id728293409?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4" target="_blank">Download Monument Valley</a>&nbsp;(US$3.99)</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="1536" height="2048" title="Monument Valley: perfect for a short sweet gaming fix" alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/games-monument-valley.png?1419568959" /> </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"> Year Walk </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>A slice of chilling Scandinavian horror perfect for dark winter months, Year Walk is an innovative, daring iPad gaming experience. With roots in folklore, classic first-person adventure games, and cryptic narratives, it blurs the boundaries between genres, to unique and enthralling effect. Also grab&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/year-walk-companion/id597879895?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4" target="_blank">Year Walk Companion</a>&nbsp;for the full story.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/year-walk/id555916407?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Year Walk</a>&nbsp;(US$3.99)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Year Walk: a Scandanavian scare experience" alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/games-year-walk.png?1419568959" /> </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"> Eliss Infinity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Multitouch marvel <em>Eliss Infinity</em> is single-person finger-Twister. You fuse and tear planets so they&rsquo;re sucked into like-coloured wormholes. Different colours must be kept separate, or your energy depletes, and space storms add to the challenge. From simple beginnings, you&rsquo;ll soon be using all ten digits to manage a kind of contained cosmic chaos.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/eliss-infinity/id700971134?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Eliss Infinity</a>&nbsp;(US$2.99)</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="1536" height="2048" title="Eliss Infinity: travel through space with this app " alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/games-eliss-infinity.png?1419568959" /> </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"> Hitman GO </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You might question anything hitman-themed for the festive season (unless Aunt Mabel got you socks *again*), but <em>Hitman GO</em> is more clockwork board-game than bloodthirsty stealth &rsquo;em up. There&rsquo;s still strategy, though, scouring adorable dioramas, memorising guard routes, and figuring out how to literally bump a target off the board.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/hitman-go/id731645633?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Hitman GO</a>&nbsp;(US$0.99)</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature">iCheapskate - 38 amazing free games for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Hitman Go: a nifty alternative to Cluedo?" alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/games-hitman-go.png?1419568959" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Air Video HD </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>Should you have a nice collection of digital movies lurking on your network, don&rsquo;t try squeezing them on to your iPad via tedious conversion and iTunes. Instead, install Air Video Server HD on your PC or Mac, and stream with live-conversion to your iPad. With tinkering, Air Video even works over the web. Magic!&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/air-video-hd/id668354926?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Air Video HD</a>&nbsp;(US$2.99)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Air Video HD: a handy way to stream films" alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tv-air-video-hd.png?1419568959" /> </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"> Replay Video Editor </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 your iPad, you *could* painstakingly sit there with video footage and cobble together a video in Apple&rsquo;s iMovie. Alternatively, select some photos and videos, pick a style, and let Replay do the hard work for you. Extra styles are available via IAP - US$9.99 buys you the lot.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/replay-video-editor-for-instagram/id694164275?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Replay Video Editor</a>&nbsp;(from US$free)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Replay Video Editor: quick and easy video editing" alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tv-replay.jpg?1419568959" /> </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"> Journeys of Invention </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>Touch Press has figured out what a digital book should be: full of content and beautiful photography, but also infused with interactive components. Here, you explore how science and invention connect. Dozens of objects can be rotated, and you can step inside Apollo 10&rsquo;s Command Module or send messages with an Enigma Machine.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/journeys-invention-science/id685965924?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Journeys of Invention</a>&nbsp;(US$9.99)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Journeys of Invention: taking you beyond the pages" alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/reading-journeys-of-invention.png?1419568959" /> </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"> Chunky Comic Reader </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 iPad Air 2&rsquo;s gorgeous display is perfect for reading comics, and Chunky is by far the best comic reader. It supports PDF, CBR and CBZ and has some fantastic upscaling for low-res content. Pay US$2.99 to upgrade to &lsquo;Pro&rsquo; and you can also grab comics from a networked PC, Mac or NAS.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/chunky-comic-reader/id663567628?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Chunky Comic Reader</a>&nbsp;(from US$free)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Chunky Comic Reader: read comics in hi-res" alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/reading-chunky.png?1419568959" /> </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"> Stuff Magazine </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>Paper? Pah. How very last century! The best way to read the world&rsquo;s best-selling gadget mag is on one of the world&rsquo;s best-selling gadgets, whereupon you&rsquo;ll get all the same articles alongside exclusive interactive content. The world&rsquo;s trees will also heartily thank you. Probably.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/stuff-magazine/id506367508?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Stuff Magazine</a>&nbsp;(US$free app / US$0.99 per issue)</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="1536" height="2048" title="Stuff magazine: the stuff of dreams" alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/reading-stuff.png?1419568959" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sky Guide </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>Explore the heavens from the warmth of your living room using the most beautiful of the iOS stargazing apps. Drag with a finger and prod celestial bodies to find out more about them, X-ray the sky, and see dazzling time-lapse star trails when rapidly moving through time.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/sky-guide-view-stars-night/id576588894?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Sky Guide</a>&nbsp;(US$1.99)</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/best-20-mac-app-store-apps-and-games-your-new-macbook-pro-or-macbook-air/feature">20 great Mac App Store apps for your new MacBook or iMac</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Sky Guide: tap into the universe " alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/reading-sky-guide.png?1419568959" /> </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-10"><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"> Korg Gadget </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You might cough on seeing its price tag, but Korg Gadget is worth every penny. You get 15 miniature synths (&lsquo;gadgets&rsquo;), ranging from drum machines and monster bass to delicate bells and searing chip-tunes, along with an intuitive means of laying down tracks, which can then be exported online or track-by-track for mastering on desktop. Forget GarageBand and everything else - this is the king of music apps on iOS.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/korg-gadget/id791077159?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Korg Gadget</a>&nbsp;(US$29.99)</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="1536" height="2048" title="Korg Gadget: synth out your music" alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/music-korg-gadget.png?1419568959" /> </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-11"><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"> Novation Launchpad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you fancy yourself as a musician, but nearby pianos and guitars literally explode if you so much as glance their way, try Novation Launchpad. Using its eight-by-six grid, you can launch up to eight loops simultaneously, and they&rsquo;re always in tune and sync. Extra sound sets are available via IAP, along with a US$6.99 audio import feature for adding custom loops.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/novation-launchpad/id584362474?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Novation Launchpad</a>&nbsp;(from US$free)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Novation Launchpad: loop it out " alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/music-novation-launchpad.png?1419568959" /> </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-12"><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"> RealBeat </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>A rather different take on sampling, RealBeat is all about live performance with whatever you happen to have handy. Use your iPad&rsquo;s microphone to record voices, claps or you smacking a saucepan into submission; then add effects and delve into the simple sequencer and pattern system to build oddball compositions.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/realbeat/id457372874?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download RealBeat</a>&nbsp;(US$2.99)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="RealBeat: experiment with some sampling " alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/music-realbeat.png?1419568959" /> </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-13"><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"> Traktor DJ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s not the most traditional-looking DJ app around (there are no on-screen decks, for a start), but Traktor DJ is a feature rich and clever take on the genre. Load in any DRM-free tunes on your iPad, and spend many happy hours crossfading, beat-matching, pretending you&rsquo;re Fatboy Slim.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/traktor-dj/id592052832?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Traktor DJ</a>&nbsp;(US$4.99)</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/google-nexus-9-vs-apple-ipad-air-2/feature">Google Nexus 9 vs Apple iPad Air 2</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Traktor DJ: life is a dancefloor " alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/music-traktor.png?1419568959" /> </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-14"><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"> Pixelmator </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If anything, Pixelmator for iPad betters its desktop sibling, at least in terms of immediacy and usability. It&rsquo;s probably not quite feature-rich enough for pros, but it&rsquo;s a stellar photo editor &lsquo;for the rest of us&rsquo;, full of impressive photographic filters, fun painting tools, and loads of adjustment and editing options.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/pixelmator/id924695435?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Pixelmator</a>&nbsp;(US$9.99)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Pixelmator: even bolder on the iPad" alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/art-pixelmator.png?1419568959" /> </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-15"><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"> Comic Life 3 </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>Take your photos and turn them into a comic book page, adding custom sound effects, captions, speech balloons and sound effects. You can mess about with panel borders, add comic-like halftone effects to your photos, and then export the entire lot to PDF, JPEG or EPUB.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/comic-life-3/id891378056?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Comic Life 3</a>&nbsp;(US$4.99)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Comic Life: bring a touch of the graphic to your snaps" alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/art-comic-life.png?1419568959" /> </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-16"><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"> PicFrame </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>For a subtler and more stylish take on collage, PicFrame&rsquo;s your best bet on the iPad. Choose your frame set-up, import a load of photos, and then set about editing borders, colours, effects and even panel shapes. Once you&rsquo;re done, send the result to email or your favourite social network.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/picframe/id433398108?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download PicFrame</a>&nbsp;(US$0.99)</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="1536" height="2048" title="PicFrame: no more messing about with Pritt Stick" alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/art-picframe.png?1419568959" /> </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-17"><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"> Foldify </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you fancy making your own miniature superhero or tiny car, Foldify is a great place to start. Pick a template, add stamps or photos, scribble all over it, and marvel at your masterpiece.</p> <p>But rather than simply emailing the result, print, cut, fold and you&rsquo;ll have a stalwart paper hero to guard your shiny tablet from any thief not tough enough to brave a potentially very nasty paper cut.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/foldify/id527118971?mt=8&amp;at=11lMf5" target="_blank">Download Foldify</a>&nbsp;(US$3.99)</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-7/review">Apple iPhone 7 - all the rumours rated</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2048" height="1536" title="Foldify: a neat procrastination papergram" alt="The 20 best apps and games for your new iPad Air 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/art-foldify.png?1419568959" /> </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/20-best-apps-and-games-your-new-ipad-air-2/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/20-best-apps-and-games-your-new-ipad-air-2/feature#comments Apple Apps and Games iOS apps iPad Air 2 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:43:06 +0000 Elissa Loi 1456131 at http://www.stuff.tv Mini meme: Get organised for Christmas! http://www.stuff.tv/my/mini-meme-get-organised-christmas/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On the first day of Christmas / My true love sent to me / Apps to help plan successfully </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="Mini meme: Get organised for Christmas!" alt="Mini meme: Get organised for Christmas!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mini-meme-xmas-icons.jpg?1419302882" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With Christmas mere days away, it&#39;s not too late to turn to the world of apps for help getting your Yuletide off to a slick start.</p> <p>We&#39;ve picked out eight excellent apps &ndash; all free &ndash; that you can download right now.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature" target="_blank">Mini meme: Best photo editing apps</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/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. Evernote </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 main problem with organising Christmas is forgetting ALL OF THE THINGS - or remembering some of them and then forgetting where you put your lists. Just bung it all in Evernote - to-dos, gift lists, inspirational recipe cards and decorations - tag everything, put your feet up and have a mince pie.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows Phone <strong>Price:</strong> From RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong><a href="https://evernote.com/" target="_blank">Download Evernote</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="2130" title="Evernote" alt="Evernote" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1-evernote-iphone-5-p.jpg?1419302882" /> </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. Amazon </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 fairly certain Amazon will be the only shop in existence by about 2040, and the app shows why: so many things at such low prices, all at your fingertips. It&rsquo;s perfect for the sofa shopper or for those last-minute impulse pressies - assuming you splash out a bit for next-day delivery.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS, Windows Phone <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_174888667_3?ie=UTF8&amp;docId=1000501923" target="_blank">Download Amazon</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2130" title="Amazon" alt="Amazon" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2-amazon-iphone-5-p.jpg?1419302882" /> </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. Yummly </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>Unless you&rsquo;re going a bit minimal with Christmas dinner (and, sorry, but Turkey Twizzlers and chips will <em>not</em> cut it), you need recipes. Yummly has all of them, and you can make collections and build shopping lists. (Android users must make do with the website, or rivals <a href="http://allrecipes.com/" target="_blank">Allrecipes</a> and <a href="http://www.bigoven.com/" target="_blank">BigOven</a>.)</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.yummly.co.uk" target="_blank">Download Yummly</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2130" title="Yummly" alt="Yummly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-yummly-iphone-5-p.jpg?1419302882" /> </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"> 4. Google Maps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re travelling for Christmas, turning up three hours late for dinner because you went the wrong way won&rsquo;t win you a crack at the wishbone. Use Google Maps to plan your journey (and its length) and if you&rsquo;re going somewhere without much reception, save the local map for offline use.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✭</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.google.com/mobile/maps/" target="_blank">Download Google Maps</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2000" title="Google Maps" alt="Google Maps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-google-maps-nexus-4.jpg?1419302882" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. BBC Weather </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 Malaysia, the weather&rsquo;s as likely to be grey and rainy on Christmas Day as attempting to turn your garden into a mud pit and drown the cat. The BBC Weather app&rsquo;s great for forecasts and weather warnings that are as clear as day, even if you&rsquo;ve had the odd barrel of beer or ten.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/about/24085989" target="_blank">Download BBC Weather</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2000" title="BBC Weather" alt="BBC Weather" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-bbc-weather-nexus-4.jpg?1419302882" /> </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. Moonpig </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 always the same: the cards are done and dusted, at the mercy of Pos Malaysia, but you&rsquo;ve forgotten one. You could go out again, but instead stay in, use Moonpig to send a personalised card from the oddly svelte mobile selection, and spend the evening perfecting your Slade impersonation.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✩✩</p> <p><strong>Download Moonpig for <a href="http://www.moonpig.com/uk/app/iphone/" target="_blank">iOS</a> and <a href="http://www.moonpig.com/uk/app/android/" target="_blank">Android</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2000" title="Moonpig" alt="Moonpig" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6-moonpig-nexus-4.jpg?1419302882" /> </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"> 7. Christmas Radio </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>Whenever a bunch of people get together, everyone&rsquo;s varied and personal taste in music is most likely to make them come to blows. So set fire to Spotify for the day and go truly festive with Christmas Radio, playing only music from stations that have Santa, sleigh bells, carols and snowmen on the brain.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✩✩</p> <p><strong>Download <a href="http://www.xmasradio.mobi" target="_blank">Christmas Radio</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2000" title="Christmas Radio" alt="Christmas Radio" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/7-christmas-radio-nexus-4.jpg?1419302882" /> </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. Humming Timing </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>Since this timer only goes up to a second under two hours, Humming Timing&rsquo;s no good for your turkey, but it&rsquo;s great for timing veggies and the like; instead of an alarm blaring when something&rsquo;s ready, it uses tracks from your music library. Spuds ready when <em>American Pie</em>&nbsp;is done? Confusing but tasty!</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMfree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong><a href="http://hummingtiming.com" target="_blank">Download Humming Timing</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2130" title="Humming Timer" alt="Humming Timer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/8-humming-timing-iphone-5-p.jpg?1419302882" /> </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/mini-meme-get-organised-christmas/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:06:08 +0000 Elissa Loi 1455981 at http://www.stuff.tv The Xavion app can't make a wingman out of your iPad but it can be your autopilot http://www.stuff.tv/my/your-ipad-can-t-be-your-wingman-it-can-be-your-autopilot/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leave the autopiloting to smartphones and tablets in times of emergency </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Xavion app can&#039;t make a wingman out of your iPad but it can be your autopilot" alt="The Xavion app can&#039;t make a wingman out of your iPad but it can be your autopilo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Xavion%20cockpit.jpg?1418971103" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Remember when we used to quip, &lsquo;there&rsquo;s an app for that?&rsquo; You probably wouldn&rsquo;t have imagined this one &ndash; there&rsquo;s an app that can help you land your plane should the engine give up the ghost.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/justin-choo" title="View user profile.">Justin Choo</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/your-ipad-can-t-be-your-wingman-it-can-be-your-autopilot/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/your-ipad-can-t-be-your-wingman-it-can-be-your-autopilot/news#comments iOS apps Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:44:14 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455734 at http://www.stuff.tv Workflow is the app that'll bring order to your chaotic life (and mobile habits) http://www.stuff.tv/my/streamline-your-mobile-habits-workflow/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why tapdance between apps when one step will do </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="Streamline your mobile habits with Workflow" alt="Streamline your mobile habits with Workflow" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Workflow%20Cover.png?1418620112" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you enjoy apps like IFTTT, &nbsp;you&#39;ll want to check out Workflow, a spanking new iOS-only app that takes the concept to the next level.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/justin-choo" title="View user profile.">Justin Choo</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">For those unfamiliar with IFTTT (If This Then That), the app lets you set up a pre-defined set of conditions, which when met, causes a pre-defined action to be taken. It helps immensely in automating tedious or repetitive processes; e.g. whenever someone tags you on Facebook, the app will save that picture into your Dropbox. </p> <p>What Workflow has going for it is that it covers way more ground: you can chain a series of actions together. The user interface is also easy on the eye, and the same could be said for the process of creating a shortcut; you simply drag and drop the desired actions in the order that 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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stack &#039;em up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s a myriad of pre-defined actions that you can choose from &ndash; over 100 actions in fact &ndash; and the beauty of the design lies in the fact that the actions are simple, and you simply stack them in a logical, step by step manner to accomplish your objective.</p> <p>Once your workflow is complete you can save it as a shortcut on your home screen. Alternatively, you can create Action Extensions, which are placed in the share sheets of apps instead of the home screen.</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="504" title="Streamline your mobile habits with Workflow" alt="Streamline your mobile habits with Workflow" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Workflow%20Screen%20resized.jpg?1418620112" /> </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>The app also has a gallery loaded with workflows that which you can contribute to, of which some of are particularly useful, like a cross-posting shortcut that lets you post your photo across your social media platforms, i.e. Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.</p> <p>Right now the app is going for S$3.98, which is quite a bargain if you appreciate the virtues of these apps and what they can do for you.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/11/7377917/best-new-apps-workflow" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="336" title="Streamline your mobile habits with Workflow" alt="Streamline your mobile habits with Workflow" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Cross-Post%20Workflow%20Resized.jpg?1418620112" /> </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/streamline-your-mobile-habits-workflow/news#comments iOS apps Mon, 15 Dec 2014 01:26:48 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455384 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: The Bionic Bra is a real wonder, you can 3D print the new Star Wars lightsaber, and Apple’s top apps and games of 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/fully-charged-bionic-bra-real-wonder-you-can-3d-print-new-star-wars-lightsaber-and-apple-s-top <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our morning roundup has all of the fun and fascinating news you need today </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="Bionic Bra research team" alt="Bionic Bra research team" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bionic-bra.jpg?1418174246" /> </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"> Researchers unveil Bionic Bra </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>Now here&rsquo;s a form of wearable tech that at least half the world can potentially agree on. Researchers at the University of Wollongong in Australia have developed what they call the Bionic Bra, which uses smart components to react to changes in movement and provide immediate support for wearers.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s been in development for more than 15 years, but recent advancements in fabrication (including the rise of 3D printing) have finally made the Bionic Bra feasible via &ldquo;actuators and sensing technologies,&rdquo; says the university. However, there&rsquo;s still much work to be done before you can pick one of these off the shelf.</p> <p>&ldquo;Results indicate that our technologies can sense breast motion and provide additional breast support,&rdquo; said team member Dr. Sheridan Gho. &ldquo;The challenge now is to integrate these technologies into a functional, comfortable bra.&rdquo; Godspeed, we say.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://media.uow.edu.au/releases/UOW184372.html">University of Wollongong</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/08/bionic-bra/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft-lifts-moods-smart-bra/news">Microsoft lifts moods with smart bra</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"> 3D print the new lightsaber </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="319" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/113298946?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="567"></iframe></p> <p>Surely we could settle all of the debate over the controversial crossguard lightsaber seen in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/first-star-wars-force-awakens-trailer-will-premiere-friday/news">the&nbsp;<em>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</em>&nbsp;teaser</a>&nbsp;if we only had a physical replica. Oh, right: 3D printing, duh.</p> <p>Within mere days of the teaser&rsquo;s release, the 3D-printable fictional weapon hit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:572485">MakerBot&rsquo;s Thingiverse</a>, letting you download the plans and customize your own version of the new saber. Let&rsquo;s be honest: not even the movie itself (still a year away) will quell the message board battles, but at least you&rsquo;ll have a cool new toy to play around with.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.designboom.com/technology/3d-print-customizable-crossguard-lightsaber-star-wars-12-08-2014/">Designboom</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/first-star-wars-force-awakens-trailer-will-premiere-friday/news">First Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer goes live</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-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"> Apple picks best iOS apps of 2014 </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 always interesting to hear which apps and games Apple thinks are the best on its own platform each year, and for 2014, the top picks are very well deserved. On iPhone, Apple awarded best game honours to amazing puzzler&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/threes!/id779157948?mt=8"><em>Threes</em></a>, with slick platformer&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/leos-fortune/id830544402?mt=8"><em>Leo&rsquo;s Fortune</em></a>&nbsp;taking the runner-up spot. Brain training app&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/elevate-brain-training/id875063456?mt=8">Elevate</a>, meanwhile, took App of the Year on iPhone, while Instagram&rsquo;s own&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/hyperlapse-from-instagram/id740146917?mt=8">Hyperlapse</a>&nbsp;was runner-up.</p> <p>On the tablet side of things, brainy platform-puzzle adventure&nbsp;<em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/monument-valley/id728293409?mt=8">Monument Valley</a></em>&nbsp;won out, with addictive card-battler&nbsp;<em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/hearthstone-heroes-warcraft/id625257520?mt=8">Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</a></em>&nbsp;in second place. And for iPad apps, robust image editor&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/pixelmator/id924695435?mt=8">Pixelmator</a>&nbsp;was deemed the best of 2014, with visual storytelling app&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/storehouse-visual-storytelling/id791297521?mt=8">Storehouse</a>&nbsp;deemed next-best.</p> <p>Monument Valley was&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-mobile-games-year/feature">our own pick</a>&nbsp;for the best mobile game of 2014 (as shown), with Threes appearing as a runner-up. Apple also named several runners-up in each category, so be sure to check our their full lists on the App Store, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-mobile-games-year/feature">then consult ours</a>. Oh, and load up your iOS devices with amazing recent games and apps, of course.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-mobile-games-year/feature">Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Monument Valley is the Mobile Game of the Year</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="Monument Valley" alt="Monument Valley" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/monument-valley-stuff-awards.jpg?1418174246" /> </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"> The Legend of Zelda gameplay demo </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 Wii U is on a bit of an upswing, and games like&nbsp;<em>Mario Kart 8</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Super Smash Bros.</em>&nbsp;have been among the best in their respective series. Luckily, next year&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>The Legend of Zelda</em>&nbsp;looks to continue that trend on an even grander scale.</p> <p>With a massive world and less linear gameplay than usual, it looks like the biggest advance since the role-playing favorite entered 3D. Check out the first real gameplay demo from this weekend&rsquo;s The Game Awards, and then be sure to pick your jaw up off the floor when you&rsquo;re done.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SECWlFInyFM">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/3ds/25-most-anticipated-games-2015/feature">The 25 most anticipated games of 2015</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/SECWlFInyFM" 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/apple/fully-charged-bionic-bra-real-wonder-you-can-3d-print-new-star-wars-lightsaber-and-apple-s-top#comments 3D Printing Apple Gaming iOS apps iOS games Nintendo Wearable tech Wii U Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:17:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455011 at http://www.stuff.tv It's now easier to dig for dirt, errr, specific posts on Facebook http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/searching-facebook-posts-has-never-been-easier/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No posts will ever escape your scrutiny, now that keyword searches also apply to specific Facebook posts </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="It&#039;s now easier to dig for dirt, errr, specific posts on Facebook" alt="It&#039;s now easier to dig for dirt, errr, specific posts on Facebook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Cover%20FB%20app.jpg?1418118371" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Facebook has updated itself with perhaps one of the most useful and long overdue features ever: searching for specific posts based on keywords. </p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/justin-choo" title="View user profile.">Justin Choo</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/searching-facebook-posts-has-never-been-easier/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/searching-facebook-posts-has-never-been-easier/news#comments Facebook iOS apps Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:21:37 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454956 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Uber is the App of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-apps-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Public relations hiccups aside, the ride-sharing service tops our list of the year&#039;s finest phone software </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Uber is the best app of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Uber is the best app of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-app_uber_FINAL.jpg?1417581181" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your smartphone might be a metal-and-glass slab of gorgeousness, but it&#39;s only as good as the apps you put on it.</p> <p>Really, what good is that supercharged processor and 2K screen if you&#39;re not doing anything with it? We fill our phones with apps, but only a few of them are truly life-enhancing pieces of wonder software&nbsp;that will join the list of must-have staples.&nbsp;</p> <p>We&#39;ve sifted through the clutter and picked out the year&#39;s finest efforts; but there can be only one winner, and it is...</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Uber </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Uber&#39;s been in the news lately for a number of reasons &ndash; not all of them positive. But we&#39;re not here to judge them on their corporate ethos; just on the product they&#39;ve produced.</p> <p>The fact is, as apps go Uber is excellent. Just open it up and it&#39;ll use GPS to find you. Not long after that, there&#39;ll be a driver along to pick you up. It&#39;s cheap too. And with more places being added all the time, it means an end to aimless wandering of foreign streets looking for a taxi rank, or getting ripped off by &#39;tourist tax&#39;. If only they could launch an Uber for bacon baps, we&#39;d be at peak humanity.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/music/spotify-and-uber-link-enable-car-music-streaming/news" target="_blank">Spotify and Uber link up to enable in-car music streaming</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Uber" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-uber.jpg?1417581181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Hyperlapse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Instagram&#39;s new app lets you warp time more efficiently than Christopher Nolan; condensing your moving footage into a timelapse video that lasts mere seconds. It&#39;s undeniably impressive; particularly when you factor in the amazing image stabilisation that makes it look like you&#39;ve shot the whole thing with a Steadicam rig.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/instagram-s-got-new-standalone-app-and-it-s-called-hyperlapse/news" target="_blank">Instagram&#39;s got a new standalone app &ndash; and it&#39;s called Hyperlapse</a>&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hyperlapse" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-hyperlapse.jpg?1417581181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Dice </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Want the hottest ticket in town? You need to give Dice a roll; it&#39;s a curated ticketing app that picks out the best gigs in London, and lets you book tickets without paying exorbitant booking fees. There&#39;s everything from upcoming bands playing shows in pubs for a fiver, to superstars at the O2 &ndash; take your pick.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dice" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-dice.jpg?1417581181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Dark Sky </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How we scoff at the nebulous forecasts of weathermen and barometers &ndash; after all, there&#39;s no way it could rain later when the sky is cloudless and blue. But Dark Sky&#39;s eerlily specific weather predictions are not to be ignored &ndash; not when it can tell you that yes, it will rain, and for precisely seven minutes at 6:45pm. Fire up this app and you need never fret about whether you need that brolly again.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/try-right-now-dark-sky/feature" target="_blank">Try this right now: Dark Sky</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dark Sky" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-dark-sky.jpg?1417581181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Jinn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The problem with online shopping is that you don&#39;t get that hit of instant gratification; you want your stuff now, not tomorrow or Thursday between the hours of 8am and 7pm. Enter Jinn: a courier delivery service that&#39;ll pick up whatever you want and deliver it right into your eager clutches. It&#39;s London-only for the moment, but should be rolling out nationwide soon.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/six-best-time-saving-apps/feature" target="_blank">Six of the best time-saving apps</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jinn" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-jinn.jpg?1417581181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Pixelmator </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tablets are great, but their image editing apps have always felt like toys compared to the full-fat versions found on desktop computers; fine for tweaking snaps, but hobbled by limited feature sets. Pixelmator is different; this iPad app is a fully-featured image editor, with layers, filters and retouching tools enabling you to tinker with your pics to your heart&#39;s content.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ipad/app-week-pixelmator-ipad/review" target="_blank">Pixelmator review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pixelmator" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-pixelmator.jpg?1417581181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Google Cardboard </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google has gone all Blue Peter with its latest innovation &ndash; a DIY virtual reality kit that you make with old boxes and sticky-backed plastic (ask a grown-up to help you cut out the cardboard). Once you&#39;ve put it together, fire up the app and you can turn your smartphone into a fully-fledged VR headset for browsing Google Earth and watching YouTube.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-io-2014/how-google-cardboard-scratch/feature" target="_blank">How to make Google Cardboard from scratch</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Cardboard" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-google-cardboard.jpg?1417581181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: AppyParking </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&#39;t fancy paying through the nose for a space in a multi-storey car park? &nbsp;AppyParking will save you the trouble of scouring the backstreets, telling your where all the paid-for (and free) parking zones are, and when restrictions apply. Green zones are currently free, red zones are off-limits; it&#39;ll even point you towards available driveways using ParkatmyHouse.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/appyparking-will-give-you-hours-your-life-back/news" target="_blank">AppyParking will give you hours of your life back</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-winners-announced-these-are-best-gadgets-year/feature">All of our Gadget Awards 2014 winners</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="AppyParking" alt="These are the 8 best apps of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-appyparking.jpg?1417581181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-apps-year/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-apps-year/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games Gadget Awards 2014 iOS apps Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:08:20 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454517 at http://www.stuff.tv