Android apps http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/android-apps/features en-SG WhatSim promises (almost) unfettered access to WhatsApp even when you're overseas http://www.stuff.tv/sg/whatsim-you-can-use-whatsapp-anytime-anywhere/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But why would you want to buy a SIM that restricts you to just WhatsApp? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="With this WhatSim, you can use WhatsApp anytime, anywhere " alt="With this WhatSim, you can use WhatsApp anytime, anywhere " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/whatsim.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s no secret that WhatsApp is one of the most widely used apps in the world. And even more so when we travel, since all we need is Wi-Fi or data to send messages on the app instead of paying a ton using SMS services.</p> <p>In building on that need, an Italian company has created the WhatSim &ndash; the word&rsquo;s first SIM that allows you to chat on WhatsApp from anywhere in the world and with no limits. All it will cost you is &euro;10 (S$15.50) a year.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/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"> It cripples your phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So, even though some of you might think this idea is a stroke of genius, we&rsquo;re struggling to make sense of the existence of this SIM. It still limits your WhatsApp usage (unlike what it claims) and you can&rsquo;t use the basic functionalities of your phone.</p> <p>Yes, you pay more for a monthly telco plan, or for an international pre-paid SIM when you travel, but you get bang for your buck. You&rsquo;ll be able to play games on your phone, post Instagrams, a world of other apps, AND use WhatsApp too.</p> <p>We think it is kind of useless, unless all you ever use on your phone is WhatsApp. But if you&rsquo;re certain this SIM is for you, you can buy it from authorised dealers or the <a href="http://www.whatsim.com/en/buy-now" target="_blank">WhatSim website</a> (deliveries start February 26). It comes in micro, nano, and standard sizes.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/post-apairofblueticks-world-10-other-messaging-features-you-might-not-be-aware-whatsapp/feature">11 secret features that exist in WhatsApp&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.straitstimes.com/digital-life/phone/story/whatsim-lets-you-chat-whatsapp-worldwide-the-cheap-20150122#xtor=CS1-10" target="_blank">The Straits Times</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="With this WhatSim, you can use WhatsApp anytime, anywhere " alt="With this WhatSim, you can use WhatsApp anytime, anywhere " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsim2.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/whatsim-you-can-use-whatsapp-anytime-anywhere/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/whatsim-you-can-use-whatsapp-anytime-anywhere/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:04:48 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458307 at http://www.stuff.tv WhatsApp Web lets you continue chatting on Google Chrome http://www.stuff.tv/sg/whatsapp-web-mirrors-your-mobile-conversations-google-chrome/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No more checking on your phone constantly; the popular chat app has spawned a web client for your discreet chat ease </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="827" height="482" title="WhatsApp Web mirrors your mobile conversations on Google Chrome " alt="WhatsApp Web mirrors your mobile conversations on Google Chrome " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/whatsapp%20on%20com.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Meet WhatsApp Web, the chat app&rsquo;s new web client that will allow you to move your smartphone conversations onto the desktop.</p> <p class="p1">Announced via its blog, WhatsApp Web isn&rsquo;t a separate chat app, it just mirrors what&rsquo;s happening on your smartphone. Rest assured that that also means all your messages still live safe and sound on your device, and not on your office computer.</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"> Get on it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What you got to do first is make sure your WhatsApp and Google Chrome are appropriately up to date. Then, <a href="https://web.whatsapp.com/" target="_blank">go to this page</a>&nbsp;where&nbsp;a QR code to unlocking ultimate chat convenience will pop up. Scan it with your phone and you&rsquo;re all set to chat via web, as long as your phone stays connected to the internet.</p> <p class="p1">You know what this means, right? No more side-eyeing your phone to see what&rsquo;s new in your 24 group chats, and you can pretend to be working on a spreadsheet, when you&#39;re actually talking about lunch plans.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Unfortunately, iOS users aren&#39;t invited to this online group chat yet due to platform restrictions, but it&#39;s in the works. Patience, we&rsquo;ll all be included one day.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">Source: <a href="http://blog.whatsapp.com/614/WhatsApp-Web">WhatsApp</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/21/7867529/whatsapp-is-coming-to-the-web">The Verge</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="Whoohoo!" alt="WhatsApp Web mirrors your mobile conversations on Google Chrome " src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/WhatsApp%20Web.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WhatsApp, now on Chrome </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/whatsapp-web-mirrors-your-mobile-conversations-google-chrome/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/whatsapp-web-mirrors-your-mobile-conversations-google-chrome/news#comments Android apps Windows Phone apps Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:50:22 +0000 Elissa Loi 1458194 at http://www.stuff.tv App tracks how much time you're wasting on your phone http://www.stuff.tv/sg/app-tracks-how-much-time-youre-wasting-your-phone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> QualityTime might be the wakeup call you need to stop stalking your ex on Snapchat </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="App tracks how much time you&#039;re wasting on your phone" alt="App tracks how much time you&#039;re wasting on your phone" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/quality%20time_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the smartphone age, most of us are just too attached to our phones. If you need a kick in the pants to wean yourself off your most-used apps, there&#39;s an app for that. QualityTime for Android tracks just how much time you spend on individual apps - whether it&#39;s 45 minutes on WhatsApp or three hours on Angry Birds, QualityTime will track it all.</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"> Get off your phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s not just about logging app usage. QualityTime also can be setup to literally kick you off your phone at set intervals. If you need someone to nag you to stop using a certain app or get reminders to go do something better with your time, then QualityTime will help too.</p> <p>Apart from that you can also satisfy the chart-lover with you with the neat daily and weekly summaries of your app usage. In case you need even more motivation to stop playing so much Clash of Clans.</p> <p>No iOS version, though. Sorry iPhone users. The rest of you lucky Android peeps can download the app for free on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zerodesktop.appdetox.qualitytime" target="_blank">Google Play</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/six-best-sleep-apps/feature">Six of the best sleep apps</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/01/21/qualitytime-android-tracks-much-use-smartphone/" target="_blank">TheNextWeb</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="App tracks how much time you&#039;re wasting on your phone" alt="App tracks how much time you&#039;re wasting on your phone" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/quality%20time%202_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/app-tracks-how-much-time-youre-wasting-your-phone/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/app-tracks-how-much-time-youre-wasting-your-phone/news#comments Android apps Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:26:42 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1458135 at http://www.stuff.tv 10 apps that become annoying when used in Singapore http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-apps-become-annoying-when-used-singapore/feature-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here are some apps that annoy technologically-savvy Singaporeans to no end </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="10 apps that become annoying when used in Singapore" alt="10 apps that become annoying when used in Singapore" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/yo.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Smartphone apps have really caught on the last few years, with many of them becoming indispensable to everyday living.</p> <p class="p1">But at the same time, technology has a way of getting under people&#39;s skin and making them think twice about using them in the first place.</p> <p class="p1">These apps no doubt have been very good ideas when they were being conceptualised on the drawing board. But it really depends on whose hands they fall into and being annoying is just the start of it.</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"> Rumr (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This app is a messaging service that allows anonymous messages to be sent and received.</p> <p class="p1">But it only works well if there are numerous participants in the chat as a user can see who he or she is sending a message to, but the recipient can&#39;t see who sent it.</p> <p class="p1">When used in other countries as a way to bully and gossip without a care, such as the United States, this app is a cause for concern, where there are fears it might be misused by teenagers.</p> <p class="p1">However, ferreting out who wrote what in Singapore is less difficult as Singaporeans tend to type messages in idiosyncratic Singlish words or phrases, making it not as difficult to identify who said what to whom.</p> <p class="p1">Well, would-be anonymous bullies, you&#39;ve been warned.</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="Rumr" alt="10 apps that become annoying when used in Singapore" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/rumr.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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"> Snapchat (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This app allows pictures to be sent for a few seconds before it self-destructs.</p> <p class="p1">However, photos can be screen-captured before they disappear for good.</p> <p class="p1">So herein lies the problem: If you&#39;re using this app in Singapore for the purposes of virtual hanky panky, you might be in for a shock.</p> <p class="p1">Singapore is a small country. Any visible landmark, foreground or background detail can be captured in the picture, used as markers for identification and even traded among people on forums.</p> <p class="p1">And you could be traced using any possible digital trail on your Facebook or Instagram account.</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="Snapchat " alt="10 apps that become annoying when used in Singapore" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/snap-chat.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Packing Pro (S$3.98) </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 all know many Singaporeans who have caught the travel bug and dreams of wanderlust. Couple these traits with Singaporeans&#39; ability to be kiasu (translation: scared to lose), what do we have?</p> <p class="p1">This app, naturally.</p> <p class="p1">Looking at it is already quite stressful given the list of functions. It will force you to be stressed out over thinking about the endless things to pack so that your whole travel will be about getting all these settings right.</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="Packing Pro" alt="10 apps that become annoying when used in Singapore" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/packing-pro.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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"> Kiss Me (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This app is for lonely singles in Singapore to practise kissing. Look, you can even upload someone&#39;s photo from Facebook.</p> <p class="p1">If you see nothing wrong with this at this point, you need help.</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="Kiss Me" alt="10 apps that become annoying when used in Singapore" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/kiss-me_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset 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"> IN2NITE (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Looking for hotels has never been easier in this day and age. With countless websites virtually offering deals for everything from early bookings, last-minute check-ins and staycation specials.</p> <p class="p1">So, the next best thing we all need is an app that shows the price of limited hotel rooms that are not exactly the cheapest around? Right? This app will fail to work for price-conscious Singaporeans who are always spoiling for a good bargain.</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="IN2NITE" alt="10 apps that become annoying when used in Singapore" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/in2nite_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset 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"> Will you marry me? (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Because you think saying &quot;Will you BTO me?&quot; is not romantic enough, you need an app to enhance the marriage proposal process.</p> <p class="p1">Touche.</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="Will you marry me" alt="10 apps that become annoying when used in Singapore" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/will-you-marry-me_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset 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"> Passion (S$1.28) </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 will require you to wear your smartphone while you are in the process of some love-making. And it will rate how well is your sex performance by activating your phone&#39;s microphone and taking in the information.</p> <p class="p1">Imagine this: You naked with nothing but your iPhone on.</p> <p class="p1">This app is sabotaging what it was supposed to find out in the first place. And considering Singaporeans aren&#39;t having a go at it that much these days already...</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="Passion" alt="10 apps that become annoying when used in Singapore" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/passion_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset 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"> BillPin (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With this app, you can keep track of how much money your friends owe you for say, a cup of Iced Milo or Hokkien Mee, whenever you happen to buy anything for them.</p> <p class="p1">We&rsquo;re sure being a nit-picking scrooge will win you more friends.</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="BillPin" alt="10 apps that become annoying when used in Singapore" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/billpin_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset 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"> Yo (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This app is a hit among Singaporeans who are already known to be taciturn and poor conversation starters. It allows one user to endlessly send the word &quot;Yo&quot; to another user as a form of conversation replacement.</p> <p class="p1">And you just keep getting &quot;Yos&quot; on your phone. Non-stop. All the time. And people will start to think this is a really good way to stay in touch/ pick up chicks.</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="Yo" alt="10 apps that become annoying when used in Singapore" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/yo_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beginners Meditation Techniques (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You turn on this app on your smartphone trying not to be distracted by Facebook and Whatsapp so you can focus on meditating.</p> <p class="p1">And you keep getting &quot;Yo&quot; on your phone. Ruined.</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="Beginners Meditation Techniques" alt="10 apps that become annoying when used in Singapore" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/beginners-meditation_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-apps-become-annoying-when-used-singapore/feature-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-apps-become-annoying-when-used-singapore/feature-0#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Windows Phone apps Thu, 15 Jan 2015 04:14:09 +0000 Elissa Loi 1457685 at http://www.stuff.tv Judge Dredd comes to Android with the 2000 AD app http://www.stuff.tv/sg/judge-dredd-comes-android-2000-ad-app/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thrill-power overload as Sláine, Strontium Dog, Nemesis the Warlock and countless others invade your Android device </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="Dredd" alt="Judge Dredd comes to Android with the 2000 AD app" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/judge-dredd.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having first arrived in 1977, 2000 AD might be a veteran of the newsstands, but the British comic continues to fire itself into the future.</p> <p>Following a successful run on Apple Newsstand, publisher Rebellion&rsquo;s sci-fi comic and a slew of graphic novels are now heading to Android via a new app.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Android users might have had to wait longer than Apple fans for a 2000 AD app, but it looks like they&#39;ll get a better experience from day-one because of it.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;The iOS app enabled us to make sure there was a market for our digital comics beyond what we offered on <a href="http://www.2000adonline.com">our website</a>, and to iron out any problems in making an app,&rdquo; explains Michael Molcher, 2000 AD&rsquo;s publicity and marketing droid. </p> <p>&ldquo;Now that&rsquo;s settled down, and we also have loads of digital content, which is great, because you don&rsquo;t want an app that has nothing on it! So now we&rsquo;re in this position, we felt it was ideal to get an Android app out there.&rdquo;</p> <p>Given Android user numbers being higher than on iOS, Rebellion&rsquo;s naturally hoping the new app will widen readership of <em>2000 AD</em>, sister title <em>The Judge Dredd Megazine</em>, and the various collections of strips that are available as digital graphic novels.</p> <p>But Molcher says the publisher&rsquo;s plans mostly arrive from what&#39;s best for readers: &ldquo;The thing with Rebellion is its owners, the Kingsley brothers, are very much of the opinion <em>2000 AD</em> should be available on whatever format you want. So whether you&rsquo;ve an Android device or an iOS device, and if you prefer an app, PDF or CBZ, it should be readily available.&rdquo;</p> <p>Because of this, the company has alongside the Android app rolled out a &#39;Rebellion ID&rsquo; system, to bring everything under one umbrella. Now, if you buy something using the Google Play 2000 AD app (or its iOS cousin), the same content can be downloaded DRM-free in the <a href="http://shop.2000adonline.com">2000 AD web shop</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re taking a situation where we&rsquo;re using proprietary systems that comics are locked into, but are actually saying we want you to be able to access your comics from anywhere,&rdquo; enthuses Molcher. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a different way of approaching digital comics.&rdquo;</p> <p>The 2000 AD Android app is available for free from <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rebellion.app2000ad&amp;hl=en_GB">Google Play</a>. It includes samplers, years of back issues, dozens of graphic novels, and the means to subscribe and get free comics. The <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/2000-ad-comics-featuring-judge/id537982373?mt=8">iOS app</a> also remains available.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/six-best-comic-reader-apps/feature">Six of the best comic reader apps</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="Android 2000 AD app" alt="Judge Dredd comes to Android with the 2000 AD app" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/in-app.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </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/judge-dredd-comes-android-2000-ad-app/news#comments Android apps Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:36:02 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457676 at http://www.stuff.tv 10 great apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/10-best-apps-sony-xperia-z3-compact/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Got a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact for Christmas? You lucky thing. Here&#039;s 10 of the best apps and games to unleash its full potential </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" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/XperiaZ3Compact_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z3-compact/review">Sony Xperia Z3 Compact</a> is without doubt one of the best sub-5in smartphones on the market today. In fact, we&#39;d go so far as to declare it the best mini Android phone. </p> <p>It has a great build, great battery life, great camera and great specs. So all you need to do is give it some great apps to play with. We suggest you start with these 10.</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/max-langridge" title="View user profile.">Max Langridge</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"> Superbrothers: Sword &amp; Sworcery (S$5.77) </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 endearing adventure game sees you take control of an unnamed female character in a quest to &quot;solve mystical musical mysteries&quot;. It looks brilliant and sounds even better. The Sony&#39;s ability to serve up deliciously bright colours on its 720p screen and deliver superb sound through headphones (which the game recommends) make <em>S: S&amp;S</em> a true test for your phone.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.capybaragames.sworcery">Download Superbrothers: Sword &amp; Sworcery</a>&nbsp;(S$5.77)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Superbrothers: Sword &amp; Sworcery" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Superbrothers.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Duolingo (S$free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Duolingo is a free language learning tool that is surprisingly effective. You choose which language you want to learn and go through a series of stages, earning XP points as you progress. You can also sync your progress with the web app too so you can continue learning wherever you are. Très bon!</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duolingo">Download Duolingo</a>&nbsp;(S$free)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Duolingo" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Duolingo.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Horizon Camera (S$free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ever taken a video on your phone, only to realise that you recorded it in portrait and thus ruined it? We certainly have. But you&#39;ll never have to worry about doing it again thanks to Horizon Camera. No matter which way you hold your phone - portrait, landscape, or any other weird way you can think of - it will always record in landscape mode. Perfect to make use of the Xperia Z3 Compact&#39;s fantastic 1080p camera.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hvt.horizon">Download Horizon Camera</a>&nbsp;(S$free)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Horizon Camera" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Horizon_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sistic (S$free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Never miss a concert again thanks to Twickets. The app enables people to post tickets for all sorts of events including gigs, sporting events, nightclub tickets, theatre and even travel, and better still does so in a way that should spell an end to the heinous crime of touting: all tickets have to be posted for face value.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sistic.mobile.ui&amp;hl=my" target="_blank">Download Sistic&nbsp;</a>(S$free)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sistic" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/sistic_0.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google News &amp; Weather (S$free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop - coming very soon to the Z3 Compact - Google has redesigned its stock apps to reflect its new Material Design philsophy. The News &amp; Weather app has received the makeover treatment and now makes browsing the day&#39;s news a joyful experience. You can choose which categories are most important to you and order them accordingly. You can also choose to set the weather based on the phone&#39;s location via GPS, or you can set a permanent location to monitor.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/search?q=twickets&amp;c=apps">Download Google News &amp; Weather</a>&nbsp;(S$free)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google News &amp; Weather" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Google_News.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Qobuz (S$free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Xperia Z3 Compact is one of a still rather small number of phones that&#39;s capable of playing <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/why-it-s-time-get-pumped-about-hi-res-audio/feature">high-resolution music.</a>&nbsp;Qobuz happens to be one of only a small number of music streaming apps that can stream in 16-bit/44.1kHz. That&#39;s CD-quality to us regular folk, and better than Spotify&#39;s 320kbps. The app is rather easy to use, with recommended content available on the home page. And you can read a full review of it on our sister website&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.whathifi.com/qobuz/review">Whathifi.com</a>&nbsp;</em>right now.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qobuz.music">Download Qobuz</a>&nbsp;(S$free)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Qobuz" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Qobuz.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Airbnb (S$free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the big winners in the crowdsourcing revolution, Airbnb has changed the way many people find a place to stay on holiday. You simply search for a room/apartment/house/chalet in the city and country of your choice, then take your pick from the privately owned accommodation on offer. You do still have to find your own way of getting there mind, but even so there are major savings to be made.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.airbnb.android">Download Airbnb&nbsp;</a>(S$free)</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Airbnb" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/AirBNB.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 Minute Workout (S$free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You didn&#39;t expect to get through a New Year app recommendation post without there being one for losing weight did you?</p> <p>We all promise to shed a few kilos after consuming unhealthy amounts of food over the festive period, but very rarely stick to our guns. 7 Minute Workout takes just 8 minutes out of your day to exercise. Oh alright then, 7 minutes.</p> <p>It&#39;s based on High Intensity Circuit Training and asks you to complete 13 exercises lasting for 30 seconds each. It&#39;s not as bad as it sounds though; you get a 10-second break between each exercise. Yeah, thanks for that.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.popularapp.sevenmins">Download 7 Minute Workout</a>&nbsp;(S$free)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="7 Minute Workout" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/7_Minutes.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Waze (S$free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Waze is different to most other sat-nav apps on the Play store in that it relies heavily on social interaction: if you get stuck in a traffic jam while on your jouney and it doesn&#39;t know about it, you can let it know to warn other drives.</p> <p>You can also warn others of accidents, road blocks and even if the rozzers are about. For each activity you share you earn points, which go towards changing up your avatar. The more you work your way up the pecking order, the more likely other users are going to trust what you say.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.waze">Download Waze</a>&nbsp;(S$free)</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="Waze" alt="The 10 best apps for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Waze_1.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/10-best-apps-sony-xperia-z3-compact/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/10-best-apps-sony-xperia-z3-compact/feature#comments Android Android apps Xperia Z3 Compact Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:58:47 +0000 Elissa Loi 1456256 at http://www.stuff.tv 7 commonly-used apps you didn’t realise are secretly draining data 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 2GB data limit, it&#039;s time to disable their hidden data-sucking settings </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="7 commonly-used apps you didn’t realise are secretly draining data" alt="7 commonly-used apps you didn’t realise are secretly draining data" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/icon2%20%281%29.jpg" /> </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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/flipp.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/instagram_0.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsapp.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Facebook.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/YouTube.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Go offline with Spoifyy" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify2.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Dropbox.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/twitter.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/icloud.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-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"> Exterminate these data hungry apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/icon2%20%281%29.jpg" /> </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 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:40:13 +0000 Elissa Loi 1455590 at http://www.stuff.tv Best Android Wear watch faces http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/best-android-wear-watch-faces/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our selection of the snazziest virtual time keepers to keep your wrists looking their best </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="830" height="623" title="Pujie Black" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/minimus-360.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&#39;re rocking a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">Moto 360</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-g-watch-r/review" target="_blank">LG G Watch R</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-smartwatch-3/review" target="_blank">Sony Smartwatch 3</a>, or one of Samsung&#39;s many offerings like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Gear 2</a>, then congratulations.</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/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</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"> Pujie Black (S$1.61) </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 clean face shows off the most important stats at a glance, namely the time, battery life and date. It comes with a customisation app too, which lets you swap to a digital mode as well as change the colours and style.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pujie.wristwear.pujieblack" target="_blank">Download the Pujie Black Android Wear watch face</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/lg-g-watch-r/review" target="_blank">LG G Watch R review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="682" height="512" title="Pujie Black" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/pujie-black.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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"> Weather Wear Watch Face (free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This watch face, unsurprisingly, has a heavy emphasis on weather, letting you see what the heavens will shower down upon you without waiting for Google&#39;s dedicated card to pop up whenever it feels like it.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pizzaentertainment.weatherwatchface&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Download the Weather Wear Android Wear watch face</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-smartwatch-3/review" target="_blank">Sony Smartwatch 3 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="1072" height="804" title="Weather Wear" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/weather-wear.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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"> Aviator (S$1.61) </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 classy offering serves up day, weather and battery information, in a design that resembles a traditional watch face. Pretty and functional. Just like us.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.smartwatchface.watch.face.aviator.android.wear" target="_blank">Download the Aviator Android Wear watch face</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Samsung Gear 2 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="1216" height="912" title="Aviator" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/aviator_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset 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"> Planets (free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tell us, is your current watch currently fed with data directly from NASA? No? Well this one is. Those colourful circles represent the actual location of the actual planets in actual real-time. Wait for the next eclipse if you don&#39;t believe us.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=watchface.android.wear.planets" target="_blank">Download the Planets Android Wear watch face</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/android-wear/review" target="_blank">Google Android Wear 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="1195" height="897" title="Planets" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/planets.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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"> Minimal &amp; Elegant (S$1.15) </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 its name suggests, this face is both, well, minimal and elegant. Hours on the top, minutes on the bottom, and the date thrown in for good measure. Stick those middle fingers up at hour and second hands.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stmp.minimalface" target="_blank">Download the Minimal &amp; Elegant Android Wear watch face</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="600" height="449" title="Minimal &amp; Elegant" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/minimal-elegant.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Orbital (free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We promise, you can actually tell the time with this wacky watch face. You see, the black circles represent... no, wait, &nbsp;the white dots show off the.... err... You can probably hypnotise people with it. What more do you want?</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thirtythreelabs.android.orbital">Download the Orbital Android Wear watch face</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="600" height="449" title="Orbital" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/orbital.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Spotlight (free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We like this one. Why? Well, it defies the laws of physics. It&#39;s sort of hard to explain, but it traverses all dimensions simultaneously, rotating a much larger clock face within the confines of the smartwatch itself. In your face Einstein.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.maize.spotlight" target="_blank">Download the Spotlight Android Wear watch face</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="600" height="451" title="Spotlight" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotlight.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Minimus360 (S$1.25) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&#39;s not much to say here. Available in red or blue hues, this one is classy, minimalist, and clean. We like it.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flyingrhinocmg.watchface_minimus360" target="_blank">Download the Minimus360 Android Wear watch face</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="830" height="623" title="Minimus360" alt="Best Android Wear watch faces" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/minimus-360.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Secret Agent (free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&#39;t mention the N64 game starring a certain Mr. Bond who wore a strikingly similar watch. Although if other people compliment you on it, you don&#39;t necessarily have to correct them. Sadly, it doesn&#39;t flash when your heart-rate increases.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rmukapps.secretagent" target="_blank">Buy the Secret Agent Android Wear watch face</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="600" height="450" title="Secret Agent" alt="play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flyingrhinocmg.watchface_minimus360" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/secret-agent.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stealth360 (S$1.26) </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>Again, not much to say. Minimalist, clean, simple. Ideal for those looking to escape from gimmicks and clutter.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flyingrhinocmg.watchface_stealth360" target="_blank">Buy the Stealth360 Android Wear watch face</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/wearable-tech/top-ten" target="_blank">Top 10 best wearable tech</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="870" height="653" title="Stealth360" alt="play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flyingrhinocmg.watchface_minimus360" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/stealth-360.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <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"> Watch faces for your Android Wear </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"> Facelift for that new smartwatch </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/best-android-wear-watch-faces/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/best-android-wear-watch-faces/feature#comments Android Android apps Android Wear Google Smartwatches Wearable tech Sun, 28 Dec 2014 02:02:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1456211 at http://www.stuff.tv Mini meme: Get organised for Christmas! http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mini-meme-get-organised-christmas/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On the first day of Christmas / My true love sent to me / Apps to help plan successfully </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mini meme: Get organised for Christmas!" alt="Mini meme: Get organised for Christmas!" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mini-meme-xmas-icons.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With Christmas mere days away, it&#39;s not too late to turn to the world of apps for help getting your Yuletide off to a slick start.</p> <p>We&#39;ve picked out eight excellent apps &ndash; all free &ndash; that you can download right now.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature" target="_blank">Mini meme: Best photo editing apps</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/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. Evernote </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The main problem with organising Christmas is forgetting ALL OF THE THINGS - or remembering some of them and then forgetting where you put your lists. Just bung it all in Evernote - to-dos, gift lists, inspirational recipe cards and decorations - tag everything, put your feet up and have a mince pie.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows Phone <strong>Price:</strong> From S$free</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong><a href="https://evernote.com/" target="_blank">Download Evernote</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2130" title="Evernote" alt="Evernote" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/1-evernote-iphone-5-p.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. Amazon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;re fairly certain Amazon will be the only shop in existence by about 2040, and the app shows why: so many things at such low prices, all at your fingertips. It&rsquo;s perfect for the sofa shopper or for those last-minute impulse pressies - assuming you splash out a bit for next-day delivery.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS, Windows Phone <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$free</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_174888667_3?ie=UTF8&amp;docId=1000501923" target="_blank">Download Amazon</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2130" title="Amazon" alt="Amazon" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/2-amazon-iphone-5-p.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Yummly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unless you&rsquo;re going a bit minimal with Christmas dinner (and, sorry, but Turkey Twizzlers and chips will <em>not</em> cut it), you need recipes. Yummly has all of them, and you can make collections and build shopping lists. (Android users must make do with the website, or rivals <a href="http://allrecipes.com/" target="_blank">Allrecipes</a> and <a href="http://www.bigoven.com/" target="_blank">BigOven</a>.)</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$free</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.yummly.co.uk" target="_blank">Download Yummly</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2130" title="Yummly" alt="Yummly" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-yummly-iphone-5-p.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. Google Maps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re travelling for Christmas, turning up three hours late for dinner because you went the wrong way won&rsquo;t win you a crack at the wishbone. Use Google Maps to plan your journey (and its length) and if you&rsquo;re going somewhere without much reception, save the local map for offline use.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$free</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✭</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.google.com/mobile/maps/" target="_blank">Download Google Maps</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2000" title="Google Maps" alt="Google Maps" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-google-maps-nexus-4.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. BBC Weather </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In Singapore at least, the weather&rsquo;s as likely to be grey and rainy on Christmas Day as attempting to turn your garden into mud pit and drown the cat. The BBC Weather app&rsquo;s great for forecasts and weather warnings that are as clear as day, even if you&rsquo;ve had the odd barrel of beer or ten.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$free</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/about/24085989" target="_blank">Download BBC Weather</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2000" title="BBC Weather" alt="BBC Weather" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-bbc-weather-nexus-4.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Moonpig </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s always the same: the cards are done and dusted, at the mercy of Royal Mail, but you&rsquo;ve forgotten one. You could go out again, but instead stay in, use Moonpig to send a personalised card from the oddly svelte mobile selection, and spend the evening perfecting your Slade impersonation.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$free</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✩✩</p> <p><strong>Download Moonpig for <a href="http://www.moonpig.com/uk/app/iphone/" target="_blank">iOS</a> and <a href="http://www.moonpig.com/uk/app/android/" target="_blank">Android</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2000" title="Moonpig" alt="Moonpig" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/6-moonpig-nexus-4.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. Christmas Radio </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Whenever a bunch of people get together, everyone&rsquo;s varied and personal taste in music is most likely to make them come to blows. So set fire to Spotify for the day and go truly festive with Christmas Radio, playing only music from stations that have Santa, sleigh bells, carols and snowmen on the brain.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$free</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✩✩</p> <p><strong>Download <a href="http://www.xmasradio.mobi" target="_blank">Christmas Radio</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2000" title="Christmas Radio" alt="Christmas Radio" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/7-christmas-radio-nexus-4.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8. Humming Timing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Since this timer only goes up to a second under two hours, Humming Timing&rsquo;s no good for your turkey, but it&rsquo;s great for timing veggies and the like; instead of an alarm blaring when something&rsquo;s ready, it uses tracks from your music library. Spuds ready when <em>American Pie</em>&nbsp;is done? Confusing but tasty!</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> iOS <strong>Price: </strong>S$free</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> ✭✭✭✭✩</p> <p><strong><a href="http://hummingtiming.com" target="_blank">Download Humming Timing</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="2130" title="Humming Timer" alt="Humming Timer" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/8-humming-timing-iphone-5-p.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mini-meme-get-organised-christmas/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:06:08 +0000 Elissa Loi 1455980 at http://www.stuff.tv The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in Singapore http://www.stuff.tv/sg/guide-perfect-taxi-booking-app-you/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GrabTaxi, Hailo, Uber, and EasyTaxi are easily better than LTA&#039;s Taxi-Taxi@SG app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The guide to the perfect taxi-booking app for you" alt="The guide to the perfect taxi-booking app for you" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/taxi.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Choice can be confusing sometimes, but that&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;re here to do the fingerwork for you so you don&rsquo;t have to.</p> <p class="p1">Yes, yes, we know LTA has the Taxi-Taxi@SG app. If, for a moment, you think that&#39;s a useful app, we&#39;re not sure if you&#39;re delusional or being half-cup full.</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"> Hailo </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 newest kid on the block might have found great success in London, but it&rsquo;s just finding its footing in Singapore. For what it&#39;s worth, it&#39;s partnered up with SMRT so you can be assured that it&#39;s got more than a few taxis on board with it already.&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="Hailo" alt="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hailoo_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset 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"> User Experience </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>Hailo&rsquo;s driver-fetching formula is a little different from the rest. It sends your request to the nearest taxi driver who then decides if he wants to accept or reject your request. If he rejects it, the request is then sent to the next nearest driver. And if he accepts it, for the customer, it means that the driver will arrive in the shortest time possible, given that he&rsquo;s the nearest one.</p> <p>Clean and simple, Hailo doesn&rsquo;t clog up the interface with more bits than necessary. Upon starting it up, you immediately get a time estimate of how far your nearest cab is, your location and a button to hit to pick you 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="How it works" alt="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hailo.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Show cabbies the money! </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>Pay via card or cash which you can choose before hitting the Pick Me Up button. Normal taxi booking fees apply, dependent on the taxi company.</p> <p>Hailo doesn&rsquo;t charge any extra credit card payment fees, but should you cancel on your cabbie two minutes after getting one, you&rsquo;ll be charged S$2. Don&#39;t say we didn&#39;t warn you. Here&#39;s <a href="https://www.hailocab.com/cancellation-policy">the complete lowdown</a> on its cancellation policy so you don&#39;t get blindsided.&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="Show cabbies the money!" alt="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hailooo.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The ace up its sleeve </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Promotions</strong></p> <p>It faced a fair bit of backlash when old promo codes found their way onto online forums and were used. The taxi app company did honour most of them, but failed to make the announcement about the cancellation of vouchers.</p> <p>Having used two promo codes with them before and being a little surprised when the balance in one of them wasn&rsquo;t carried over, we would have probably then used that particular code for a more expensive ride.&nbsp;While this might be common practice and the information is available on the Hailo blog, it&rsquo;d be a little more transparent for Hailo to state the fine print right off the bat to help customers make better decisions.</p> <p>To be fair, the company has been very prompt and sincere in its responses on Facebook, so it could be some teething issues given its early stages.</p> <p><strong>Pro-tip</strong></p> <p>In the Account side bar, you can choose to Auto Tip a certain percentage, view your Trip History and under Options, there&rsquo;s a very thoughtful option to select if you need a Wheelchair Accessible cab. Well played, Hailo.</p> <p>Follow Hailo on&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/hailosingapore" target="_blank">Twitter</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/hailosingapore" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&nbsp;to stay up to date with certain promotions.</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="The ace up its sleeve" alt="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hailo%20fb.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Hailo verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Response rate</strong>: 4 out of 9 times</p> <p>Hailo is a fairly efficient app which gets you more SMRT cabs than other taxi companies&rsquo; due to its tie-up. Give them a while to iron out the kinks in their system and they might pull ahead of GrabTaxi in time to come.</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"> Download Hailo </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>Get the app on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/hailo/id468420446?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D4">iOS</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hailocab.consumer">Android</a></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 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"> 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>The ride-sharing company introduced the taxi aspect not too long ago, but we were not too impressed with it given that it had the lowest response rate. Read: we only managed to get a taxi via Uber when we used it exclusively.</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="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/ubertaxi.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> User Experience </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>Drop the pin or key in your pickup location. The immediate screen tells you if there are any cabs nearby and the estimated time of arrival. Hit pickup location and it takes you to the next screen where you can choose the card you want to pay with and enter a promo code if you have one. Request taxi, cross your fingers and hope that there&rsquo;s even one 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="How it works" alt="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Uber.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Show cabbies the money! </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 uses its own payment system purely by card. There&#39;s no exchange of money and a receipt is sent to you afterwards. Because you can&rsquo;t pay by cash on Uber, if you&rsquo;re travelling with someone else, there&rsquo;s the option to split the bill later but each person will be charged an extra S$0.35 for the trouble. &nbsp;</p> <p>A S$2 cancellation charge applies in the case of you not showing up after five minutes applies. Also the usual taxi booking fees, but fear not, the credit card charges are waived.</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="Show cabbies the money!" alt="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/payday.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Ace up its sleeve </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Promotions</strong></p> <p>Follow Uber on its social platforms and you&rsquo;ll be richly rewarded. The last free rides day was announced on its blog and Facebook before the rest of the country caught on.&nbsp;</p> <p>There&#39;s also a promo running till the end of December 2014 that waives booking fees. Interestingly, we were charged the usual fare with the booking fee even when the promo was running and had no clue, until Uber contacted us via email to notify us of the wrong charges and refund us the booking fee. Props for their integrity.&nbsp;</p> <p>Long story short, follow Uber on <a href="https://twitter.com/uber_sing" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/UberSingapore" target="_blank">Facebook</a> for the latest promotions.</p> <p><strong>Pro-tip</strong></p> <p>You get the option of sending your ETA to a friend when you get an UberTaxi.&nbsp;Also they have an ongoing Share Uber feature in which you get your personal promo code under the Free Rides tab in the sidebar that you then share with friends. When they use Uber for the first time and use your promo code, they get their first ride free and you get up to S$10 off your next Uber ride. Win-win.</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="Ace up its sleeve" alt="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/freeeee_0.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Uber verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Response rate</strong>: 1 out of 9 times</p> <p>Your last resort and random promotions, especially Free Rides Day. If you don&rsquo;t mind forking over a little more. UberExec is always available. It&#39;s a good app, but it requires more cabbies to be on board to be truly great.</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"> Download Uber </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>&nbsp;Get the app on&nbsp;<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>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/uber/b905a877-bd55-4ce7-a7aa-467cdc3a21f4" target="_blank">Windows Phone</a></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 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"> 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>We remember being at the local launch of this app, as its founders told us earnestly about the hopes and dreams for it, never knowing that it would one day develop into App of the Year in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/readers-choice-awards-2014/stuff-singapore-readers-choice-awards-2014-your-vote-matters/feature" target="_blank">Readers&#39; Choice Awards</a>.&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="GrabTaxi" alt="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/grabtaxi.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> User Experience </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>Choose between a standard or limo taxi, key in your destination, and any other extra little notes. It uses a bidding war system. While it might mean the highest response rate, it does not necessarily guarantee you the nearest driver, and thus perhaps not the shortest arrival time to you.</p> <p class="p1">It&#39;s also super easy. Just key in your drop-off address or choose from your most recent locations.&nbsp;You can also track your driver to see how far away he still is and get an estimated cost range for your ride before you commit to calling for one.</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="User Experience" alt="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/grabtaxi_0.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Show cabbies the money! </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 usual booking fees apply. GrabTaxi doesn&rsquo;t charge the passenger any extra. Also, there are no cancellation charges. But that doesn&#39;t mean you can change your mind all the time and keep cancelling on the poor cabbie making his way over to you; GrabTaxi does blacklist passengers who abuse the system.</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-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ace up its sleeve </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Promotions</strong>:</p> <p>They work on a collaboration basis so it&rsquo;s not a straightforward promo code situation. Their current promo with DBS requires you to spend S$299 in a single receipt with the card to receive a promo code for S$3 off your next ride, which isn&#39;t the most amazing deal in the world. We&#39;d prefer the odd S$5 off promo code.</p> <p>Follow GrabTaxi on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GrabTaxiSG" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/GrabTaxiSG" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pro-tip</strong></p> <p class="p1">It&rsquo;s also available for use in Malaysia where it originated from and the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand. And if you can&#39;t get a taxi, you can always turn to GrabCar, its newest addition to the family.&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="Ace up its sleeve" alt="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/grabpromo.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GrabTaxi verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Response rate</strong>: 3 out of 9 times</p> <p>Theoretically, it&rsquo;s quite difficult to not score a cab on this app given its huge driver base. But that also means a huge user base that you&rsquo;ll have to compete with. Fortunately, there&rsquo;s no cancellation fee, so use this in conjunction with another taxi booking app to maximise taxi-booking success (although you do run the risk of being blacklisted).</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"> Download GrabTaxi </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>Get the app on&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/grabtaxi-book-a-taxi/id647268330?mt=8">iOS</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grabtaxi.passenger">Android</a>&nbsp;/ <a href="http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/44169887/?countrycode=SG&amp;lang=en" target="_blank">BlackBerry</a></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-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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"> Easy Taxi </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 this is one of the early apps in the market, it has slipped under the radar with the emergence of the other three. And we quickly found out why.</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="Easy Taxi" alt="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/easy%20taxi.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> User Experience </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>Key in your Pickup Location (if it&#39;s not shown already), switch to the destination tab and key in where you want to go. Choose your payment method and type of taxi, and hit the magic Call Taxi button.</p> <p>It reminds us of Hailo but has a slightly more cluttered interface which can cause a little confusion. For example, it doesn&#39;t switch automatically to the payment mode page after you&#39;re done keying in your destination, the payment icon just blinks stubbornly until you notice it while jabbing the GET ME A CAB button.</p> <p>Even the process of getting a cab was unnecessarily cluttered showing a sort of timeline with unnecessary updates when all we really want to know is if we got a cab or not.</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="User Experience" alt="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/easytaxii.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Show cabbies the money! </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 claims to have the lowest booking rates in town and the Easy Taxi payment system is a convenience for those without cash, as the company also absorbs the extra credit card charges (although it&#39;s not known if it&#39;s a permanent or temporary measure). But it doesn&rsquo;t seem like there are a lot of cabbies on this app given that we&rsquo;ve only managed to hail a cab via it once.</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="Show cabbies the money!" alt="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/easyy.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ace up its sleeve </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Promotions</strong></p> <p>Easy Taxi is not that active in doing giveaways unless its for their own merchandise. However there is the odd perk that comes with being an Easy Taxi user, like promo code giveaways.&nbsp;</p> <p>Follow Easy Taxi on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/EasyTaxiSG" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/EasyTaxiSG" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p> <p><strong>Pro-tip</strong></p> <p>You can access Ride History to make sure you&#39;re not busting your cab ride budget or My Wallet to add more cards if you&#39;re hit the limit for one already, big spender. You also have the option to choose among a standard cab that seats 4, a larger cab that seats 7 and a limo service if you want to arrive in style.</p> <p>They now also have an all-new Taxioke cab service that&#39;s essentially a 7-seater rigged with a karaoke system. Unfortunately, you can&#39;t book it via the app, but feel free to contact Easy Taxi a week in advance to <a href="https://www.facebook.com/EasyTaxiSG/app_203351739677351" target="_blank">ride in one of these</a>.&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="Ace up its sleeve" alt="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/easypeasy.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Easy Taxi verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Response rate</strong>:&nbsp;1 out of 9 times</p> <p>While it doesn&#39;t have the best user interface for quickly keying your request in, it&#39;s great for people who are in bigger groups and want a ride that can fit everyone instead of calling for several taxis.&nbsp;But it has some useful extras that will keep people coming back.</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"> Download Easy Taxi </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>Get the app on&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/id567264775?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=br.com.easytaxi&amp;referrer=utm_source%3DTEST%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_campaign%3DADXADREFweb951b21bc9c5eb3%26utm_content%3DAD-X%26adxclkid%3Dadx-web008-am5_b05fb45992633bec6c824450eb051982d2c91791" target="_blank">Android</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/easy-taxi/81abe749-907d-4950-ae38-f6e5a689155d" target="_blank">Windows Phone&nbsp;</a>/&nbsp;<a href="https://webapp.easytaxi.com.br/" target="_blank">Web</a></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 class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-20"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The winner is... Hailo </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 results surprised us too. We completely expected the perennial favourite GrabTaxi to have the best response rate but Hailo drivers were always quicker to accept our booking requests. We&#39;d say to employ a combination of Hailo/Easy Taxi and GrabTaxi since the latter doesn&#39;t charge for cancellation, and then substantiate that with Uber for last resort UberExec - which are always aplenty - and for its frequent promotions.&nbsp;</p> <p>We like Hailo&#39;s clean interface which only displays pertinent information, great for when you&#39;re trying to get a cab immediately upon opening the app. While GrabTaxi&#39;s is currently marred by an ad.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s almost as if Hailo is the culmination of all the different apps&#39; good points, offering Easy Taxi&#39;s cash or credit (with charges waivered) system, Uber&#39;s slick interface, and GrabTaxi&#39;s deep pool of drivers. And even adds on to that winning combination with a unique taxi-hailing formula. All of which results in a responsive, effective system for both driver and passenger alike.&nbsp;</p> <p>For other ways to always get a cab, check out these&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tips-taxi-drivers-5-ways-always-land-cab-app-during-peak-hour-singapore/feature">tips from taxi drivers</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tips-taxi-drivers-5-ways-always-land-cab-app-during-peak-hour-singapore/feature" target="_blank">5 ways to DEFINITELY get a cab during peak hours in Singapore</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The winner is... Hailo" alt="The test ride results are in, here are the best (and worst) taxi-booking apps in" src="/sites/stuff.tv/files/hailoo_0_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/guide-perfect-taxi-booking-app-you/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/guide-perfect-taxi-booking-app-you/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Transport Windows Phone apps Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:52:31 +0000 Elissa Loi 1454715 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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/app.jpg" /> </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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/axs%20payment.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/carousell_0.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/Hungrygowhere_2.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/lazada.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/popcorn.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/cold%20storage.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/uber_0.png" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hearthstone.jpg" /> </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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Main-567x425.jpg" /> </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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-app_uber_FINAL.jpg" /> </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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-uber.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-hyperlapse.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-dice.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-dark-sky.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-jinn.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-pixelmator.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-google-cardboard.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-of-the-year-appyparking.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pirate3D-printer.jpg" /> </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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/02-vibease.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/01-pirate3D.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/03-thumb-drive_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset 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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/04-paktor.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/05-sound-blaster.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/06-carousell.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/07-viddsee.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/08-blockpooling.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <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="/sites/stuff.tv/files/02-vibease_0.jpg" /> </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