Android apps http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/android-apps/news en-SG 7 commonly-used apps you didn’t realise are secretly data vampires http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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="512" height="512" 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/images/news/datavampz.png?1418889273" /> </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="/sg/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?1418889273" /> </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?1418889273" /> </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?1418889273" /> </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?1418889273" /> </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?1418889273" /> </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 S$9.90 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?1418889273" /> </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?1418889273" /> </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?1418889273" /> </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?1418889273" /> </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?1418889273" /> </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 vampires </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/datavampz_1.jpg?1418889273" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/7-commonly-used-apps-you-didn-t-realise-were-secretly-data-vampires/feature#comments Android apps iOS apps Smartphones Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:42:06 +0000 Elissa Loi 1455590 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Singapore Readers' Choice - your votes made this the App of the Year 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/app-year-2014-shortlist-vote-now-win-big/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> App-solutely the best thing to have in your phone, no doubt about it </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="3000" height="2250" title="App of the Year 2014" alt="App of the Year 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/app.jpg?1418745781" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apps, apps everywhere. Most are mediocre at best, but not the eight that we&#39;ve listed here, which have changed our lives for the better in some small way.</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="/sg/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>But which was the one Singaporeans could not live without? It&#39;s time the humble little application be named and famed for its contribution of convenience in 2014.</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"> Winner: GrabTaxi </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 href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/grabtaxi-book-a-taxi/id647268330?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grabtaxi.passenger&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android&nbsp;</a></p> <p class="p1">Is it any surprise that this app won the people&rsquo;s votes? We are all too familiar with the hassle of grabbing a cab, and this godsend makes it infinitely easier for the average taxi-seeking man on the street. Easy to use and with a great number of taxi drivers on board, hailing a cab has been revolutionised. Please don&rsquo;t take the convenience away, LTA. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shoutout for the shortlisted </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>They might not have received the majority of your votes, but these shortlisted nominees deserve a nod of recognition for being in the running.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset 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"> AXS Payment </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 href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/axs-payment/id666250798?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.axs&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android</a></p> <p>It might not be the most glamorous choice on this selection, but it&rsquo;s necessary. Saving you the hassle of having to seek out an AXS machine to pay your bills, the app is available for you to do just that on the go. It also tracks your payment history digitally so you don&rsquo;t have to keep an unwieldy file of those bills. Convenient.</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="AXS Payment" alt="App of the Year 2014 shortlist: vote now to win big!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/axs%20payment.png?1418745781" /> </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"> Carousell </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 href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/carousell-snap-to-sell-chat/id548607187?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thecarousell.Carousell&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android</a></p> <p>Carousell is the digital equivalent of the fleamarket. What remains the same is that your place stays free from clutter. All you have to do is set up an account, snap a photo of the thingmajig in question, enter a short description and wait for the offers to pour in. Just watch that you don&rsquo;t spend all your hardearned cash back on the other listings...</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="Carousell" alt="App of the Year 2014 shortlist: vote now to win big!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carousell_0.png?1418745781" /> </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"> HungryGoWhere </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 href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/hungrygowhere-singapore/id311783958?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hgw.android.app&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android&nbsp;</a></p> <p dir="ltr">It&rsquo;s starting to look like this food app has a permanent place in all our best app lists, but for very good reason. Its comprehensive listing and loyal following make it the perfect one-stop shop for all things food-related in Singapore. It also has a Malaysian version should you want to venture across the Causeway. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="485" title="HungryGoWhere" alt="App of the Year 2014 shortlist: vote now to win big!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Hungrygowhere_2.png?1418745781" /> </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"> Lazada </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 href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/lazada/id785385147?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a> | <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lazada.android&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android</a></p> <p class="p1">Why go to town when you have all the shopping you need at your fingertips? Browse Lazada&rsquo;s huge catalogue of products like watches to electronics, tap to secure and have it delivered right to your doorstep. Keep an eye out for promotions and you could even save yourself a bundle. Plus no need to deal with snotty service.</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="Lazada" alt="App of the Year 2014 shortlist: vote now to win big!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lazada.png?1418745781" /> </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"> Popcorn </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 href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/popcorn-sg-movie-showtimes/id435693708?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pocketdeals.popcorn&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android</a></p> <p>Film fanatics, this is where you get your movie fix. The enabler of an app delivers alerts in case you miss the movie you&rsquo;ve been waiting for, the ability to book tickets within the app itself, as well as the quintessential movie listings you need. They themselves come complete with trailers, showtimes and synopsis so you won&#39;t pick the wrong film to watch.</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="Popcorn " alt="App of the Year 2014 shortlist: vote now to win big!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/popcorn.png?1418745781" /> </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"> Shop Fresh at Cold Storage </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 href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/shop-fresh-at-cold-storage/id524391610?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sg.com.coldstorage&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android&nbsp;</a></p> <p>Too lazy to head out to refill your fridge? Just pick your phone up, and you&rsquo;re grocery shopping, virtually. Create a shopping list, browse the newest offers or just get right into the fresh food. The app even provides recipes so you can keep your hands off those instant noodles for now (unless they too are going into your shopping basket).</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="Shop Fresh at Cold Storage" alt="App of the Year 2014 shortlist: vote now to win big!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cold%20storage.png?1418745781" /> </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"> 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><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/uber/id368677368?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubercab&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android</a></p> <p>Providing commuters with an alternative ride and drivers with an alternative source of income, Uber is the sleek, smooth rider you&rsquo;ve been waiting for. Providing a variety of rides (UberTaxi, UberX, and UberExec) to the masses, the ride-sharing company also did a couple of Free Ride Days to heat things up.</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="Uber" alt="App of the Year 2014 shortlist: vote now to win big!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/uber_0.png?1418745781" /> </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/sg/app-year-2014-shortlist-vote-now-win-big/feature#comments Android apps iOS apps Readers' Choice Awards 2014 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Elissa Loi 1452258 at http://www.stuff.tv Despair, oh ye Android fanboys, because you'll be hooked on Hearthstone http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android-users-can-now-too-waste-time-hearthstone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> World of Warcraft might be fading but Blizzard&#039;s now stealing your attention on Android tablets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Android users can now too waste time on Hearthstone" alt="Android users can now too waste time on Hearthstone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hearthstone.jpg?1418701120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite being available only for the iPad when it was launched, Blizzard&#39;s Hearthstone card game has become pretty popular. Which led Android users to ask - where is the love? Well, it&#39;s finally here.</p> <p>Blizzard has decided that it will only, again, only support the game on 6in and larger tablets. So that cheap Android tablet you got on Groupon that you have no idea what to do with? You can just download Hearthstone and make it (somewhat) useful.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Blizzard&#039;s new crackfest </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While the game has only soft-launched in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, you could just be lucky and get the game running on your machine as it is slowly rolling it to other countries.</p> <p>What does Hearthstone entail anyway? It&#39;s a deckbuilder basically - choose a class you like and then fight against other class-themed decks. You can either fight AI opponents or you can have fun beating up strangers.</p> <p>The basic game and deck is free but Blizzard has rolled out a few expansions with the latest being Goblins vs Gnomes that adds more cards for a minimum fee. What might appeal to Hearthstone players is that since the game is linked to your Blizzard account, you can play on your PC, move to your iPad and now then continue playing on your Android device.</p> <p>While the basics of the game is easy, the deckbuilding aspect to create the best and most competitive deck can be tiresome for those not into the min-maxing that goes into these games. If you think calculating the best ratio of how many cards&nbsp;of Card A&nbsp;you need &nbsp;just in case you happen to encounter Card B is fun, you will love Hearthstone.</p> <p>Give Hearthstone a try for free on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blizzard.wtcg.hearthstone&amp;referrer=utm_source%3Dandroidcentral%26utm_medium%3Dblog%26utm_campaign%3Dbloglink" target="_blank">Google Play</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/30-best-free-apps-android/feature">The best 35 free Android apps</a></strong></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/hearthstone-finally-battles-its-way-android-tablets" target="_blank">Androidcentral</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ijyMZPIsj5E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android-users-can-now-too-waste-time-hearthstone/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:56:15 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1455468 at http://www.stuff.tv Fast Type's simplified keyboard has as many keys as QWERTY has letters http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fasttypes-simplified-keyboard-has-many-keys-qwerty-has-letters/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Less is better, and it&#039;s the same with typing - less keys, faster typing </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="FastType&#039;s simplified keyboard has as many keys as QWERTY has letters" alt="FastType&#039;s simplified keyboard has as many keys as QWERTY has letters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Main-567x425.jpg?1418034714" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Try as we may, we can never get away from the venerable QWERTY keyboard.</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="/sg/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/sg/fasttypes-simplified-keyboard-has-many-keys-qwerty-has-letters/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fasttypes-simplified-keyboard-has-many-keys-qwerty-has-letters/news#comments Android apps Mon, 08 Dec 2014 04:38:32 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1454864 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2014: Uber is the App of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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="/sg/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/sg/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/sg/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/sg/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/sg/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/sg/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/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-apps-year/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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 1454518 at http://www.stuff.tv 8 tech creations that Singaporeans can be proud of http://www.stuff.tv/sg/8-tech-creations-you-didnt-know-were-created-singaporeans/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our tech nation gave us these awesome gadgets, including one designed to bring couples in long distance relationships erm, closer </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="8 tech creations you didn&#039;t know originated in Singapore" alt="8 tech creations you didn&#039;t know originated in Singapore" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pirate3D-printer.jpg?1417241822" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Even though Singapore might be small with a limited talent pool, in the world of tech, however, this is where our tiny city-state can work wonders.</p> <p class="p1">For the past few decades, the small yet powerful country has been at the forefront of developing devices and applications that have widespread repercussions, such as the betterment of all mankind.</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="/sg/users/wang-pei" title="View user profile.">Wang Pei</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. Vibease (Smartphone controlled vibrator) </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>Singapore and its citizens aren&#39;t exactly known for being active like bunnies in heat, but this tech invention proves that with tech, anything can happen.</p> <p>Vibease is a smartphone-controlled vibrator that has been touted as an ideal enhancement for couples coping with long-distance relationships.&nbsp;It all sounds very kinky, what with the long distance app-controlled stimulation, which explains why this product was making waves in the crowdfunding circle.</p> <p>The founders, Dema Tio and Steven Kik, both 36 years old, had initially asked for US$30,000. They raised four times the targetted amount of US$130,000 instead.</p> <p>Not looking so conservative now, are we?</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="Vibease (Smartphone controlled vibrator)" alt="8 tech creations you didn&#039;t know originated from Singapore" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/02-vibease.jpg?1417241822" /> </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"> 2. Buccaneer 3D printer by Pirate3D </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>3D printers, both industrial and home-based ones, are all the rage these days, as they have been hailed as the future of manufacturing.</p> <p>So you might be enthused to know that that future is manufactured by a Singaporean team: The Buccaneer 3D printer by Pirate3D is a made in Singapore tech invention.</p> <p>3D printing is a dream come true for any craft maker or model builder. With such a piece of equipment, they can practically create gewgaws of any conceivable shape and size, from prototypes of finished products.</p> <p>Need a bottle holder? A key chain? Or even a missing Lego piece? Not to worry. The Buccaneer 3D printer can print everything from scratch. Even if you can&#39;t design, don&#39;t fret for design blueprints are available to download online.</p> <p>Just how much interest and excitement did this Singaporean 3D printer incite? When Pirate3D&#39;s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign closed on 29 June last year, it amassed US$1.439 million in pledges from 3,520 backers.</p> <p>The initial crowdfunding target was US$100,000. Talk about exponential growth.</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="Buccaneer 3D printer by Pirate3D" alt="8 tech creations you didn&#039;t know originated from Singapore" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/01-pirate3D.jpg?1417241822" /> </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"> 3. Thumb drive </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 humble thumb drive. The most nondescript, modest-looking device in the world is made by Singapore-based Trek Technology.</p> <p>At the end of 2000, Trek Technology partnered with IBM to sell the first USB flash drives with a storage capacity of 8 MB commercially. Sadly,&nbsp;Trek Technology&#39;s patent rights were violated with little thought when rival manufacturers started to make their own to sell. Lawsuits were filed to get them to start paying royalties, which worked in Trek Technology&#39;s favour.</p> <p>Who would have thought something so simple and useful could have originated from Singapore?</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="Thumb drive" alt="8 tech creations you didn&#039;t know originated from Singapore" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/03-thumb-drive_0.jpg?1417241822" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. Paktor </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>Paktor, which means &quot;dating&quot; in Cantonese, is a Singapore-based, idiot-proof dating app, that has revolutionised hooking up and finding love to be as simple as a flick of a finger.</p> <p>See someone you fancy? Flick to approve the picture. If the same person does likewise, you can start messaging each other and hope for the best. Kind of like Tinder but with the added aspect of patriotism.</p> <p>By just allowing users to upload a few semi-decent profile pictures and letting hormones take its course, the company has boasted that it has successfully matched 250,000 people during just the first two weeks of 2014.</p> <p>And if that isn&#39;t mind-boggling enough, Paktor also revealed that since its launch in June 2013, it has seen over 100 million profile ratings and 500,000 matches then.</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="Paktor" alt="8 tech creations you didn&#039;t know originated from Singapore" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/04-paktor.jpg?1417241822" /> </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. Creative Sound Blaster sound card </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 it weren&#39;t for this Singaporean invention, computers might not have made that evolutionary leap into the world of sound.&nbsp;Okay, we take that back, PC sound would have evolved, but not that quickly.</p> <p>In 1989, a small Singaporean start-up called Creative started to make and market the original Sound Blaster expansion card, led by&nbsp;young entrepreneur Sim Wong Hoo. Creative wasn&#39;t the first to produce an audio expansion card but it gave computer gamers something more than annoying computer-generated pings and beeps.</p> <p>In less than 12 months, the Creative Sound Blaster card became the top-selling expansion card for the PC. But what followed were years of stumbling, with failed products that were overshadowed by competitors such as Apple&#39;s iPod. Today, the company&#39;s making a significant comeback with its <a href="http://sg.creative.com/p/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-roar-sr20" target="_blank">Sound Blaster Roar speakers</a>, but its glory days are long over.</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="Creative Sound Blaster sound card" alt="8 tech creations you didn&#039;t know originated from Singapore" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/05-sound-blaster.jpg?1417241822" /> </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"> 6. Carousell </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 app is basically Craigslist meets classified ads meets Instagram for the Gen Z crowd.</p> <p>It&#39;s made specifically for anyone to upload photos of things they want to sell, such as all your useless, unwanted, second-hand, Bangkok-bought stuff that you want to unload to unsuspecting buyers. Let&#39;s be honest, you&#39;re just trying to make some money in the process because it&#39;s either a pity or you&#39;re too cheap to throw it out.</p> <p>Basically, the buzzword for second-hand goods is pre-loved.&nbsp;And once in a while, you are bound to find gems considering there are over two million new and pre-loved fashion, beauty, design, vintage and craft items.</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="Carousell" alt="8 tech creations you didn&#039;t know originated from Singapore" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/06-carousell.jpg?1417241822" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. Viddsee </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>Viddsee is launched by two former National University of Singapore undergraduates, Ho Jia Jian and Derek Tan.</p> <p>Launched in Feb 2013, the site pulls together content, specifically short films, from film-making talents from Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand.</p> <p>This site is ideal for people too broke or too cheap to pay for movie tickets, and at the same time, want to claim art house cred by watching lesser polished gems.</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="Viddsee" alt="8 tech creations you didn&#039;t know originated from Singapore" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/07-viddsee.jpg?1417241822" /> </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"> 8. BlockPooling </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>BlockPooling is a website that epitomises what a real sharing economy is all about.&nbsp;The idea is to crowdsource everyday household items from people living in your neighbourhood, or in particular, from your block of flats, and share them around to take advantage of shared resources.</p> <p class="p1">This is a grassroots movement writ large, as it can be transposed onto all neighbour estates in Singapore.&nbsp;Now you can borrow someone&#39;s laptop when yours breaks down suddenly when you need to complete your term paper.</p> <p class="p3">Or when you urgently need to buy that Steam game which is on sale for a limited period.</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="BlockPooling" alt="8 tech creations you didn&#039;t know originated from Singapore" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/08-blockpooling.jpg?1417241822" /> </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"> Made-in-Singapore gadgets </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"> Bet you didn&#039;t realise these gadgets originate from our city state </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/02-vibease_0.jpg?1417241822" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/8-tech-creations-you-didnt-know-were-created-singaporeans/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/8-tech-creations-you-didnt-know-were-created-singaporeans/feature#comments 3D printers Android apps iOS apps Lists Tue, 12 Aug 2014 03:57:44 +0000 Elissa Loi 1438802 at http://www.stuff.tv Quikkly tries to make QR code scanning sexy again http://www.stuff.tv/sg/quikkly-tries-make-qr-code-scanning-sexy-again/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free app lets you create special tags that will perform actions when embedded codes are scanned </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Quikkly tries to make QR code scanning sexy again" alt="Quikkly tries to make QR code scanning sexy again" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Quikkly.jpg?1417079887" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>New UK startup Quikkly thinks it can do better than the standard QR code. Its founders, Ken Johnstone and Fergal Walker are pushing an app to scan what they call an Action Tag. The tag will then work to perform an action like adding a contact, following someone on Twitter or instantly connecting to a public Wifi hotspot</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quick scan, quick actions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sounds pretty clever, though, it&rsquo;s slightly worrying that a mere scan could bypass the usual user steps. But the company says that you will know just what to expect before you make a scan with Quikkly. So at the very least, they can make an informed decision. That will teach us to not random scan things with our smartphones, though.</p> <p>How will companies use the app? You&rsquo;ll need Quikkly to create the Action Tags but to scan a tag, an app only needs to be Quikkly enabled.</p> <p>Quikkly is free to use, whether for scanning or creating Action Tags. Eventually, though, its makers plan to shop a paid version to companies that will work via a subscription model. It will include such extras such as additional analytics.</p> <p>The app isn&#39;t available openly on app stores so if you&#39;d like to give Quikkly and its Action Tagging a try, <a href="https://www.quikklytags.com/" target="_blank">visit the website</a> to request a download link.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/30-best-free-apps-android/feature">35 best free apps for Android</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/26/quikkly/?ncid=rss&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29" target="_blank">Techcrunch</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/16ce6wsMwx0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/quikkly-tries-make-qr-code-scanning-sexy-again/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:18:08 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1454095 at http://www.stuff.tv Dropbox adds Office integration to its mobile apps http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dropbox-adds-office-integration-its-mobile-apps/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Both iOS and Android users get to enjoy this very productive apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Dropbox adds Office integration to its mobile apps" alt="Dropbox adds Office integration to its mobile apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ios%20android%20update.jpg?1416992262" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dropbox had <a href="https://blog.dropbox.com/2014/11/dropbox-microsoft-office-partnership/">announced its partnership</a> with Microsoft earlier this month and made good on it with its latest update. The Android and iOS apps now support opening file formats supported by Office and editing them with Office apps.</p> <p>You will likely notice this new addition &ndash; an &lsquo;edit&rsquo; button when viewing a Dropbox document. You will have to download the relevant Office app if you don&rsquo;t have it already.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Look out, Google </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The good news is that Office apps on mobile are already free, without needing to purchase an Office 365 subscription like previously.</p> <p>What we&rsquo;re anticipating is full integration with Office Online, which will suit those who would rather not download additional apps. That update is only likely in 2015, though.</p> <p>Dropbox has been facing competition from, among others, Microsoft&#39;s own One Drive but Microsoft has wisely decided to also partner with Dropbox instead of stubbornly locking it out.</p> <p>A partnership between the two companies makes sense against the juggernauts Apple and Google. Apple hasn&#39;t quite gotten that much market share with iCloud but Google&#39;s Drive is still a mainstay for many already using Google products like Gmail and Chrome.</p> <p>The average business document user will still prefer Microsoft&#39;s Office products and having mobile versions of them free will give them more incentive to stay in the ecosystem.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature">The best free iOS apps</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/11/25/microsoft-office-dropox-apps/" target="_blank">Mashable</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vIiqbNVDr58" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dropbox-adds-office-integration-its-mobile-apps/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:56:41 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453968 at http://www.stuff.tv Mini meme: Six of the best photo editing apps http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From high-end image editors to quick-fix filters, here’s our selection of apps to make your photos picture perfect </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Now you just need to learn how to take photos" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/photo-editors-mini-meme.jpg?1416966655" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Once upon a time the idea of editing photos on a phone or tablet was considered folly &ndash; akin to painting watercolours on a piece of sponge.</p> <p>But that&#39;s all changed as screens have got sharper and touch control more precise. Plus, with many of us now using smartphones as our main camera, there&#39;s no shortage of raw material on them that could benefit from a bit of judicious tweaking before posting to Facebook or Instagram.</p> <p>And that&#39;s where these apps come in: they&#39;re the best photo-editing apps we&#39;ve tried so far.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. Pixelmator for iPad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even if you just want to muck about with its endlessly tweakable filters, Pixelmator would be three quid well-spent. But delve further into the app and you discover a beautiful, usable, powerful touch-optimised image editor, featuring transform tools, layers with effects, and paintbrushes for adding the personal touch. Barg!</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> iPad <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$5.98</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> <strong>✭✭✭✭✭</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/pixelmator/id924695435?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download Pixelmator</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pixelmator for iPad" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1-pixelmator-ipad-l.jpg?1416966655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. Adobe Photoshop Touch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You&rsquo;d be daft to expect desktop Photoshop on mobile, but this comes close, with many familiar tools present and correct. The interface is a bit cumbersome, but the app&rsquo;s hugely capable, especially on tablets, and it has a more professional bent than Pixelmator. Pity about the separate phone/tablet versions though.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong> S$5.98 for phone, S$12.98 for tablet</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> <strong>✭✭✭✭✭</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.adobe.pstouchphone" target="_blank">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for Android phones</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.adobe.pstouch" target="_blank">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for Android tablets</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/adobe-photoshop-touch-for/id589440659?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="itunes_store">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPhone</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/adobe-photoshop-touch/id495716481?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="itunes_store">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Adobe Photoshop Touch" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2-photoshop-touch-ipad-l.jpg?1416966655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Pixlr Express </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pixlr Express feels like quite the oddball, a quirky icon-happy interface always mere seconds away from emitting an explosion of editing effects. But despite its kitchen-sink nature, Pixlr has plenty to offer, from an intuitive focus-blur tool to the dozens of dazzling filters waiting for a thumb tap.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$Free</p> <p><strong>Stuff says: <strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pixlr.express" target="_blank">Download Pixlr Express for Android</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/pixlr-express-photo-editing/id526783584?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="itunes_store">Download Pixlr Express for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/six-best-video-editing-apps/feature">Six of the best video editing apps</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pixlr Express" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-pixlr-express-nexus-4-p.jpg?1416966655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. VSCO Cam </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>VSCO Cam is so chic and serious, it hurts. But the minimalism isn&rsquo;t just for show &mdash; the bold icons and sliders make it very easy to use. Edits and filters in the app are also non-destructive, meaning you can play with, edit, remove and reapply effects until satisfied with your photographic masterwork.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$Free</p> <p><strong>Stuff says: <strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vsco.cam&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Download VSCO Cam for Android</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/vsco-cam/id588013838?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download VSCO Cam for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="VSCO Cam" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-vsco-cam-nexus-4-p.jpg?1416966655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. Snapseed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Although you&rsquo;re still pawing at glass, Snapseed makes photo editing feel tactile. Its rich effects have you swipe up and down to select a parameter and then across your photo to adjust its strength. This affords you a great deal of control, far from the simple single-sliders offered by most free rivals.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMFree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> <strong>✭✭✭✭✭</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Download Snapseed for Android</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/snapseed/id439438619?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download Snapseed for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="720" title="Snapseed" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-snapseed-nexus-4-l.jpg?1416966655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Typic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can still crop, filter and tweak photos in Typic, but this app&rsquo;s primarily about adding text and icons to your photos. You get four of each, and they can be resized and recoloured. It&rsquo;s a touch fiddly, but all changes are non-destructive. Android owners, check out the broadly similar (but even fiddlier) Over.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> iOS <strong>Price:</strong> S$2.58</p> <p><strong>Stuff says: <strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/typic-photo-editor/id601467470?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download Typic for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/25-free-apps-android/feature">The 35 best free apps for Android</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Typic" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6-typic-iphone-5s-p.jpg?1416966655" /> </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/sg/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:10:14 +0000 Elissa Loi 1453939 at http://www.stuff.tv Next Glass helps you boldly try new beer without offending your tastebuds http://www.stuff.tv/sg/next-glass-helps-you-boldly-try-new-beer-without-offending-your-tastebuds/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> App lets you know whether you&#039;ll like a brew based on what you do like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Next Glass helps you boldly try new beer without offending your tastebuds" alt="Next Glass helps you boldly try new beer without offending your tastebuds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/next%20glass.jpg?1416894248" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ever tried a new beer or wine on someone else&#39;s recommendation and found it lacking? Next Glass is the app that will help prevent disappointment by tracking what you do like and then making a recommendation. Best bit, of course, is the app&#39;s free.</p> <p>Next Glass claims to have tested thousands of alcoholic drinks, analysed over 20,000 compounds and created a nice little database it calls the Genome Cellar.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drink only what you like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To get accurate matches, you need only to scan a bevy of different wines and beers, rate them and create your own Taste Profile. Manually search for drinks you have tried and liked if you haven&#39;t heard of or actually tried some of the drinks shown to you when you login to the app for the first time.</p> <p>The app is fairly easy to use and has a very impressive selection. Think of it as Tinder for your alcohol, with the app matchmaking you with the perfect drink for your next house party or pub crawl.</p> <p>A handy feature is being able to scan a label of a beer and the app then giving it a rating. Of course, the question is whether your hand will be steady enough while holding the camera and one user in a review saying it was difficult using the scanner with the bigger iPhone 6 Plus.</p> <p>You can also view your friends&#39; drink preferences in the app, which makes it handy before you bring over your next wine gift.</p> <p>Sadly the app is US-only on the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id868322878?mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nextglass.app" target="_blank">Google Play</a>&nbsp;shows the app being incompatible with all our devices here. Of course, ingenious folks will find a way to install the APK on their Android devices and give it a try on your next beer outing.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/whiskey-snobs-can-now-age-their-bottles-home/news" target="_blank">Whiskey snobs can now age their bottles at home</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.psfk.com/2014/11/technology-wine-beer-app.html" target="_blank">PSFK</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HHjpbJP5nn4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/next-glass-helps-you-boldly-try-new-beer-without-offending-your-tastebuds/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:18:01 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453880 at http://www.stuff.tv Facebook Group no longer buried, finally sees light of day as an app http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/facebook-outs-another-app-time-it-s-your-groups/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This new dedicated app shows Facebook’s interested in owning a family of apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Facebook outs another app, this time it’s for your groups" alt="Facebook outs another app, this time it’s for your groups" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fbg.jpg?1416471110" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Let&rsquo;s face it &ndash; the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/facebook-chat-mobile-removed-make-you-download-standalone-messenger-app/news">Facebook Messenger app</a> wasn&rsquo;t as bit a hit as what the social media conglomerate expected to be. But that doesn&rsquo;t mean it&rsquo;s given up on pushing out more apps and adding on to its portfolio.</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="/sg/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"> How it works </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When you access the app itself, it brings up all your Facebook groups, with the ones you use most frequently placed at the top. You&rsquo;ll also be able to manage memberships, view notifications, and seek new groups with the Facebook Groups Discover tab based on geography, interest, or browsing your friends&rsquo; groups.</p> <p>To simplify life even more, you can set any of these group icons directly on your home screen so you don&rsquo;t have to tap in and out of the app and the chat to respond to your messages &ndash; handy for those groups you communicate with more regularly.</p> <p>The Facebook Groups app is now available in all countries on both the Apple App store and the Google Play Store, but you&rsquo;ll still be able to access it from the main Facebook app and on desktop. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/you-could-soon-see-self-destructing-posts-facebook/news">Your Facebook post will self-destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2... &nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.sg/facebook-introduces-another-group-messaging-app-2014-11/#.VG1CUMfEaRd" target="_blank">Business Insider</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="Facebook outs another app, this time it’s for your groups" alt="Facebook outs another app, this time it’s for your groups" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fbg2.jpg?1416471110" /> </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/sg/facebook/facebook-outs-another-app-time-it-s-your-groups/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/facebook-outs-another-app-time-it-s-your-groups/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games Facebook iOS apps Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:14:55 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453586 at http://www.stuff.tv 11 secret features that exist in WhatsApp http://www.stuff.tv/sg/post-apairofblueticks-world-10-other-messaging-features-you-might-not-be-aware-whatsapp/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update: Your friendships are back in the safe zone, you can now disable those cursed blue ticks </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="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware of in WhatsApp" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/whatsapp_0.jpg?1418197330" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What a furor WhatsApp caused with a colour change in its double ticks.</p> <p class="p1">Its latest update confirmed what we&rsquo;ve always suspected (but never bothered ascertaining) all along, that the ticks showed when your messages were delivered, and now read.</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="/sg/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"> 1) Begone, blue ticks of misery </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>Sometimes we need to glance at a message, and then take a little time to formulate a response as we carry on with the rest of our day. All that, without having the sender realise that we actually looked at said message five hours ago. But the inception of the double blue ticks took that privilege away.</p> <p>Recently though, the chat app has realised the error of its ways and silently come up with a workaround. The liberty of message-mulling is ours again.</p> <p><strong>How</strong>: Users can just access Privacy via Settings and disable Read Receipts. However, this feature is currently only available to Android users who are on the all new beta version of the app.</p> <p>If you&#39;re that desperate though, you have to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whatsapp.com/android/" target="_blank">download the beta</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;head to your Android phone&#39;s settings, enable Unknown Sources to install the APK file&nbsp;as it&#39;s not in the Google Play Store yet. There, now it&#39;s time to iron out the kinks in your friendships that the blue ticks have caused. The rest of us will just have to wait for a future update.&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="Begone, blue ticks of misery" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/disable%20blue%20ticks_0.png?1418197330" /> </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"> 2) See when your messages are read </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>Think the double blue ticks are the worst thing to happen to relationships since Last Seen? Think again. There&rsquo;s another way to cause upset and destroy friendships, and in a very specific way at that. More than finding out your message has been read, you can see the exact time your message was successfully delivered, and the exact time your message was read if you choose to stick with the ticks.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How:</strong>&nbsp;Go to any of your WhatsApp chats, tap and hold on any of the messages you&rsquo;ve sent in that chat, followed by the Info option. For iOS users, you can also drag towards the left to reveal a window which will show the time your message was delivered and subsequently read. Works for group messages too with the window listing the time each participant read the message. Guess you can no longer get away with WhatsApp murder.</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="See when your messages are read" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/More%20info.jpg?1418197330" /> </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"> 3) Tied to your number </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 overseas and you get a new data sim, there&rsquo;s no need to register the new number attached to the SIM and have to reintroduce yourself to all your WhatsApp contacts when you can just continue WhatsApping using your normal number.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How</strong>: When you put your new SIM in and activate WhatsApp, you&rsquo;ll be prompted by the messaging service to register the new number. But doing so will mess up your contacts list. Just ignore the pop-up or cancel it and your WhatsApp should work linked to your old number, while using your new data SIM.</p> <p class="p1">[Image credit: <a href="http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/whatsapp-tips-tricks/" target="_blank">Hongkiat.com</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="473" title="Tied to your number" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/change-phone-number_0.jpg?1418197330" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4) Sending public messages privately </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;ve got a generic announcement to make, like an invite to a weekend bbq. And you don&rsquo;t want to do it on the loudmouth platform that is Facebook, this feature works in pretty much the same way as BCC-ing people in an email. Your recipients will get the message like it&rsquo;s a privately composed one, unbeknownst to the fact that you&rsquo;ve sent the exact same one to 342 other people. Sincerity? What&#39;s that?</p> <p><strong>How:</strong>&nbsp;On the top left hand corner of your WhatsApp Chats window, just below the search bar, you&rsquo;ll notice a Broadcast Lists. Tap on it for the option to create a new list of contacts you want your message to go out to (like the people on your birthday party guestlist, or your harem of girlfriends who might not know about one another&hellip;). And message away like you would normally.</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="Sending public messages privately " alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/broadcast.png?1418197330" /> </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) Back it 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>Worried about losing your year&rsquo;s worth of messages? You don&rsquo;t have to. WhatsApp knows how precious your chat history is to you and secures it all for you in the cloud.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How:</strong> iPhone users get the option of backing their chat history to iCloud automatically on a daily/weekly/monthly schedule. If it&rsquo;s only selected chat histories you desire, click on the chat you want, then the user&rsquo;s name and finally email conversation to yourself or whoever else.</p> <p class="p1">Android users will find the file within the WhatsApp folder in their phone. Switching Android phones? Make sure that file, found in WhatsApp &gt; Databases and named msgstore.db.crypt7, is copied and transferred to the exact same folder in your new Android device.</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="Back it up" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/backup_0.png?1418197330" /> </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"> 6) Shortcuts to conversations </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 there are certain people you converse with more than the others, almost on a minute to minute basis, it might be a good idea to create a shortcut for them directly on your homescreen so you don&rsquo;t have to keep opening and closing WhatsApp just to talk to them alone.</p> <p><strong>How:</strong>&nbsp;Tap and hold on the chat (group or individual) of your choice and a tab will pop up. Select the Add Conversation Shortcut option and the chat in question will appear as the person&#39;s profile photo on your mobile desktop. Unfortunately this only applies for Android users and not iPhone ones. Sorry guys.</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="Shortcuts to conversations" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/convo%20shortcut.png?1418197330" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7) Saving media </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When you&rsquo;re on a 2GB data plan, every MB counts. You don&rsquo;t want to be slapped with a hefty bill at the end of the month from sending stupid shareable memes and screenshots of every little thing. There&rsquo;s a way to make sure that all that heavy-duty image sending won&rsquo;t eat up what little complimentary data you might have in your plan.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How</strong>: Go to Settings, then Chat Settings and then Auto-Download and tweak the settings for how you want your received media to be downloaded. Choose Wi-Fi if you don&rsquo;t want to overload your data plan. Alternatively, you can trigger downloads manually by switching Auto-Download to Never. You can also save the hassle of having to clean up your camera roll every so often by tweaking Save Incoming Media off.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Saving media" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/save%20media.png?1418197330" /> </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"> 8) Keeping group chats on the down low </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>As WhatsApp becomes the go-to chat app for more and more people, the likelihood of making group decisions gets carried over as well. So if you&rsquo;re always getting added to new group chats filled with strangers (you social butterfly, you), you might want to keep certain details private until those strangers become friends.</p> <p><strong>How:</strong>&nbsp;Head to Settings, Privacy, and then tweak your Last Seen, Profile Photo and Status to retain a bit of mystery. Choose to share them with Everyone, or only your Contacts, or Nobody at all. Unfortunately, there&rsquo;s nothing you can do about hiding your phone number.</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="Keeping group chats on the down low" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/privacy%20somewhat.png?1418197330" /> </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"> 9) Mute group chats </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 all in at least a few group chats at any one time, created because someone (likely the group admin) was bored. People tend to get overzealous in chats, especially since WhatsApp allows group conversations of up to 50 participants. Who hasn&rsquo;t woken up to the horror of 100+ unread messages fuelled by a night of boredom?</p> <p><strong>How:&nbsp;</strong>To prevent yourself from being woken up by the constant lighting up of your smartphone screen, you can (a) either turn it down screenwards or (b) Mute the offending group chat. Tap on the group chat of your choice, then the name to bring up Group Info where you will find the option to Mute the chat for eight hours to one week or a year. Alternatively, you can exit it altogether.</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="Mute group chats" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mutey%20mute.png?1418197330" /> </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"> 10) Staying selectively notified </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>Not all group chats are created equal as some are filled with nothing but white noise. And it&rsquo;s exactly those group chats you want to ignore until you get some down time to sieve through everything that&rsquo;s been said. On the flipside, there are the group chats you want to stay on top of like ones deciding dinner plans for the night and so on. Here&rsquo;s how you can stay selectively notified.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How</strong>: Go to the significant group chats, tap on the name to bring up Group Info and then Custom Notifications. There, you can select a custom message alert for the group chats of your choice. All you have to do now is remember which alert tone you assigned to which group chat. This customisation is only applicable for group chats though.</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="Staying selectively notified" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/customizzzzze.png?1418197330" /> </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"> 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"> 11) Find out the truth about where your friend is </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All of us have been a victim of that &ldquo;On the way&rdquo; lie when the person in question is still in bed. To prevent yourself from ever getting duped again, insist that the contact shares his current location with you by tapping on the arrow icon next to the text box and then Share Location. We hear you protest that he can still manually enter the location he&rsquo;s supposedly at. Which is true, but there&rsquo;s a way of getting around it.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How</strong>: The way the location appears is a clue to whether he sent his current location, or whether he chose to enter the location he&rsquo;s purportedly at. If it&rsquo;s the GPS-based location he&rsquo;s at, the location share will appear as a dropped pin, but if it&rsquo;s a location he had to enter, its address will appear beside the dropped pin. Feel free to call him out on 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="Find out the truth about where your friend is" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/location.png?1418197330" /> </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"> Disable those accursed blue ticks in WhatsApp! </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"> Also, more features you might not be aware of </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/whatsapp_0.jpg?1418197330" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/post-apairofblueticks-world-10-other-messaging-features-you-might-not-be-aware-whatsapp/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/post-apairofblueticks-world-10-other-messaging-features-you-might-not-be-aware-whatsapp/feature#comments Android apps iOS apps Smartphones Windows Phone apps Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:38:01 +0000 Elissa Loi 1452713 at http://www.stuff.tv When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwide http://www.stuff.tv/sg/when-words-aren-t-enough-line-s-most-popular-sticker-sets-internationally/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From India to Korea, these are the Creators Market&#039;s most popular sticker downloads that show how one country&#039;s idea of cute can drastically differ from another&#039;s </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="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwide" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/line.png?1416221981" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just like standards of beauty, the idea of cute differs from country to country.</p> <p>And if anyone should have a better idea of that, it&#39;d be Line, home to&nbsp;strangely adorable mascots and imaginative stickers that can be used in its chat and camera apps.&nbsp;In order to figure that out, we asked our friends at Line to for their top Creators Market downloads all over the world to give you an insight into the often interesting cultural connotations of cute. Read on to see what we mean.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/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"> #1 in Japan </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>Three words: What. Is. This? But we guess the unexpected (a euphemism for crazy) is exactly what you can expect from offbeat Japan.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1014216/en" target="_blank">Download Japan Electric Union here&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Japan Electric Union" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jap.png?1416221981" /> </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"> #1 in Korea </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 we get, three adorable animals doing things together adorably. Universally cute, and unsurprising considering Korea&#39;s obsession with all things awww.</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1016927/en" target="_blank">Download Herbivore Trio 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="Herbivore Trio" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/korea.png?1416221981" /> </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"> #2 in Korea </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>However, this we don&#39;t. Banana Guy is a peeled banana which has kept his peel as an oddly fetching fashion accessory.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1020835/en" target="_blank">Download Banana Guy here&nbsp;</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="Banana Guy" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/banana%20guy.png?1416221981" /> </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"> #1 in India </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>Not quite Ben Affleck and not really traditional devil is this unconventionally coloured demon with a cultured golfing side.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1009943/en" target="_blank">Download Daredevil 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="Daredevil" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/daredevil.png?1416221981" /> </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"> #1 in Mexico </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>Described as &quot;the little lord of the bottom of the ocean&quot;, Little Cutethulu is a child-friendly version of H. P. Lovecraft&#39;s original evil Cthulhu and for some peculiar reason, wildly popular in Mexico. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1014045/en" target="_blank">Download Little Cutethulu here&nbsp;</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="Little Cutethulu" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/little.png?1416221981" /> </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"> #2 in Mexico </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>Then we see this and it starts to make a little sense. Is Mexico obsessed with extraterrestrial lifeforms? But we guess you can put a pair of giant eyes on anything and it automatically qualifies as cute.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1004053/en" target="_blank">Download Alien Chihuahua 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="Alien Chihuahua" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alien%20chihuahua.png?1416221981" /> </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"> #2 in USA </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>Bizarrely enough, a sketchy poodle by the name of Pom is what US-based Line users are punctuating their chats with. We can&#39;t help but wonder if they understand Japanese...</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1005718/en" target="_blank">Download Pom here&nbsp;</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="Pom" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pom.png?1416221981" /> </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"> #2 in Spain </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>Meanwhile in Spain, a simply drawn jellyfish with only four tentacles accounts for the second most number of downloads.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1013588/en" target="_blank">Download James the Jellyfish here&nbsp;</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="James the Jellyfish" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jelly.png?1416221981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Inspired? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you think you can draw as well, if not better than these guys, head over to <a href="https://creator.line.me/en/howto/" target="_blank">Line&#39;s Creators Market</a> to register, submit your original stickers and wait for the big bucks to come rolling in.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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"> The weird and popular world of Line stickers </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"> When words aren&#039;t enough to express your creativity </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/line_0.png?1416221884" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/when-words-aren-t-enough-line-s-most-popular-sticker-sets-internationally/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/when-words-aren-t-enough-line-s-most-popular-sticker-sets-internationally/feature#comments Android apps iOS apps Windows Phone apps Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:50:09 +0000 Elissa Loi 1452956 at http://www.stuff.tv Everyone's a winner in Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow competition, especially society http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/everyones-winner-samsungs-solve-tomorrow-competition-especially-society/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The tech giant wants to solve tomorrow’s social problems today with the brilliance of tech and young minds </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="Everyone&#039;s a winner in Samsung&#039;s Solve for Tomorrow competition, especially society" alt="Everyone&#039;s a winner in Samsung&#039;s Solve for Tomorrow competition, especially soci" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung%20.jpg?1415771466" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The global Solve for Tomorrow competition that aims to find the best ideas and new innovative ways of using tech comes to Singapore for the first time.</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="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First Words from Ngee Ann Polytechnic </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 understanding app aims to bridge the cultural gap between the young and old. Via cloud, the app will use voice recognition to translate Mandarin and five other dialects like Hokkien and Cantonese into English so that the younger generations will be able to communicate with the non-English speaking older generations using something other than body language.</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/Cygv5CInqCA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Eyenovation from Singapore Management University </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>Goodbye eyepatch, hello technology. Yes, the very thing that has been blamed for the downfall of our eyesight might actually pay it back. Given that so many kids are affected by amblyopia or known by its more common name, lazy eye, the team proposed using existing technology like your smartphone and a viewing device like the Oculus Rift or even Google Cardboard to treat the condition via app.</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/GXHNG8jKXD8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/everyones-winner-samsungs-solve-tomorrow-competition-especially-society/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/everyones-winner-samsungs-solve-tomorrow-competition-especially-society/news#comments Android apps Samsung Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:49:48 +0000 Elissa Loi 1452828 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Raspberry Pi A+ board gets smaller and cheaper, Game of Thrones game series launches soon, and Instagram finally adds caption editing http://www.stuff.tv/sg/raspberry-pi/fully-charged-raspberry-pi-board-gets-smaller-and-cheaper-game-thrones-game-series-laun <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our morning roundup has the tech news you need to start your day right </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="Raspberry Pi A+" alt="Raspberry Pi A+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/raspberry-pi-a-plus.png?1415761351" /> </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="/sg/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"> Raspberry Pi A+ is smaller, better, cheaper </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">Got a computing project in mind that requires a really small board, but won&rsquo;t demand ample funds? Perhaps the new Raspberry Pi A+ board will do the trick, as it replaces the previous Model A while getting smaller, more powerful, and cheaper than ever.</p> <p class="p1">The A+ board uses the same BCM2835 processor with 256MB RAM, but comes in at 2.6in in length, whereas the previous version was 3.4in. It also offers a larger GPIO for connectivity, swaps in a microSD socket for the old full-sized SD one, and the audio circuit has a low-noise power supply for improved audio performance.</p> <p class="p1">Despite the enhancements, the Raspberry Pi A+ actually sells for less than the Model A, currently priced at &pound;15.51 (S$32) from <a href="http://uk.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-moda-256m/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-a-256mb/dp/2447906?Ntt=2447906">Farnell</a> or US$20 (S$26) from <a href="http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/en-US/raspberry-pi">MCM</a> in the States. Whether you&rsquo;re a hardcore hardware warrior or a budding hobbyist, the Raspberry Pi must seem more alluring than ever at that price.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi-model-a-plus-on-sale/">Raspberry Pi</a> via <a href="http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/raspberry-pi-gets-even-tinier-with-new-model-a-board/">CNET</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/raspberry-pi/new-raspberry-pi-b-arrives-same-price-board-it-replaces/news">New Raspberry Pi B+ arrives at same price as the board it replaces</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"> Game of Thrones game out soon </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">Telltale Games, the maker of awesome episodic game series like <em>The Walking Dead</em> and <em>The Wolf Among Us</em>, revealed yesterday that its adaptation of <em>Game of Thrones</em> will premiere &ldquo;soon.&rdquo; The season will last six episodes, with the first tilted, <em>Iron From Ice</em>.</p> <p class="p1">Details remain vague at this point, but expect the game to be similar to the others Telltale has made of late: conversation-driven, smartly presented, and with a narrative the builds around your various choices made throughout the season.</p> <p class="p1">If Telltale&rsquo;s reputation for quality remains intact here, it could end up being the first great official adaptation of the immensely popular fantasy series - the George R.R. Martin novels and HBO television show, of course - following a couple of half-hearted attempts. Although there was a pretty fun <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/free-8-bit-game-thrones-videogame-all-kinds-awesome/news">fan-made freebie</a> last year.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/telltalegames/status/531838754898460672">Twitter</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/free-8-bit-game-thrones-videogame-all-kinds-awesome/news">This free 8-bit Game of Thrones video game is all kinds of awesome</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="675" title="Game of Thrones" alt="Game of Thrones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/telltale-gameofthrones.jpg?1415761351" /> </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"> Now you can edit your Instagram captions </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">We&rsquo;ve all done it: you&rsquo;re in a hurry to post an amazing Instagram photo and you flub the caption in the process, ruining your sarcastic quip or witty observation. Prior to yesterday, you could either delete and start over, or simply deal with the mistake.</p> <p class="p1">But now, finally, you can edit captions thanks to a new update. Years after the app&#39;s initial launch. Thankfully. Additionally, the iOS and Android versions of the app have been updated with an enhanced Explore tab to facilitate locating people you might actually want to follow.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://blog.instagram.com/post/102294612077/discovery-and-caption-editing">Instagram</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/6-pro-tips-taking-killer-instagram-pics/feature">6 pro tips for taking killer Instagram photos</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="701" title="Instagram" alt="Instagram" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/instagram-editcaptions-screens.png?1415761351" /> </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"> Evil Dead returning as TV series </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">The Sam Raimi-directed comedic horror film series, <em>Evil Dead</em>, will return next year as a television series. <em>Ash vs. Evil Dead</em> will feature Bruce Campbell back in his iconic role as Ash Williams, with the series picked up by American pay-TV network Starz for 10 half-hour episodes.</p> <p class="p1">&ldquo;I&#39;m really excited to bring this series to the <em>Evil Dead</em> fans worldwide - it&#39;s going to be everything they have been clamoring for: serious deadite ass-kicking and plenty of outrageous humor,&rdquo; assured Campbell.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/starz-orders-evil-dead-tv-747919">The Hollywood Reporter</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/10/7189195/evil-dead-tv-series-starz-2015">The Verge</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/netflix/10-best-horror-movies-netflix/feature">The 10 best horror movies on Netflix</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="649" title="Army of Darkness" alt="Army of Darkness" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/evildead.png?1415761351" /> </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/sg/raspberry-pi/fully-charged-raspberry-pi-board-gets-smaller-and-cheaper-game-thrones-game-series-laun#comments Android apps Film and TV Gaming Instagram iOS apps Raspberry Pi Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1452932 at http://www.stuff.tv