iPhone http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone/reviews en-SG TestFlight gets you in on new iOS app betas http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ios-8/testflight-gets-you-new-ios-app-betas/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s win-win; you get introduced to new apps and devs get to test their apps before going live </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="TestFlight gets you in on new iOS app betas" alt="TestFlight gets you in on new iOS app betas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/testflight.jpg?1414142337" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you like the idea of beta testing apps, then Apple&#39;s new TestFlight Beta program might be for you. What&#39;s involved? You sign up, download an app and you get in line to help test and review other apps on the App Store. Pretty neat, huh?</p> <p>Third-party developers can invite up to 1,000 people to beta test, which is more than what Apple originally announced, which was 100 beta invitations.</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What happens is that a developer sends out invitations, users then download the app via iTunes Connect and users then download TestFlight. iOS 8 also helps notify users when the latest build of beta apps are available, which is pretty handy compared to waiting for developer emails.</p> <p>As to when updates happen, they would take a little longer due to Apple needing to vet the apps via its Beta App Review. Still, having the Big A vet the apps first isn&#39;t necessarily a bad thing, even if it takes time.</p> <p>One of the pitfalls of Google Play is its reliance on peer review, meaning that it&#39;s all too easy for malware and shady apps to sneak into the app marketplace.</p> <p>The TestFlight Beta app is <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/testflight/id899247664?mt=8" target="_blank">free on the App Store</a> but it would be a good idea to get the lowdown on the program at the <a href="https://developer.apple.com/app-store/testflight/" target="_blank">official page</a> first.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ios/ios-apps">Check out what&#39;s new in the iOS app space</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_releases_testflight_app_beta_testing_public?utm_source=Social&amp;utm_medium=Twitter&amp;utm_campaign=Owned" target="_blank">Maclife</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="TestFlight gets you in on new iOS app betas" alt="TestFlight gets you in on new iOS app betas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/testflight%2002.jpg?1414142337" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/ios-8/testflight-gets-you-new-ios-app-betas/news#comments iOS iOS 8 iOS apps iPhone Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:08:21 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1451241 at http://www.stuff.tv Follow these simple steps to use OS X Yosemite's Continuity like a boss http://www.stuff.tv/sg/imac/how-answer-calls-and-messages-across-your-mac-ipad-and-iphone-continuity/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Answer phone calls and messages across your Mac, iPad or iPhone with one of OS X Yosemite’s coolest new features </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="How to answer phone calls and messages across your Mac, iPad, and iPhone" alt="How to answer phone calls and messages across your Mac, iPad, and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/continuity.png?1413982388" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>OS X Yosemite brings with it a host of fresh features for you to sink your teeth into, especially the much talked about Continuity. But what exactly can you do with it?</p> <p class="p1"><strong>What is Continuity?</strong></p> <p class="p1">A new feature brought to you by iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. It is, as its name implies, a continuity of whatever you&#39;re doing across various iDevices. Think of it as the invisible cord that connects all your iThings together for a more seamless user experience.</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"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Calls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hear your phone ringing while you&rsquo;re working on your Mac or reading on your iPad? You don&rsquo;t have to drop everything and make a mad dash for your iPhone. Just answer the call on the iThing you&rsquo;re on.</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" alt="How to answer phone calls and messages across your Mac, iPad, and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/calls%20continuity.png?1413982388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> How to activate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On your Mac, boot up FaceTime, click on Preferences, make sure that the box for iPhone Cellular Calls is ticked at the bottom. If you don&rsquo;t want to receive calls coming via your phone on your Mac, just untick the box.</p> <p>On your iPhone, go to&nbsp;<em>Settings</em>, then&nbsp;<em>FaceTim</em>e, and make sure&nbsp;<em>iPhone Mobile Calls</em>&nbsp;is toggled on.</p> <p>That&#39;s it. You&#39;re ready to start making and receiving calls on all your iThings.</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 to activate" alt="How to answer phone calls and messages across your Mac, iPad, and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macfacetime.jpg?1413982388" /> </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="750" height="1334" title="How to activate" alt="How to answer phone calls and messages across your Mac, iPad, and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphonecalls.png?1413982388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Making calls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can fire calls from <em>Contacts</em>, <em>Calendar</em>, or <em>Safari</em> on your Mac or iPad. As long as you can tap the number, you can call it. We were on Spotify when making a call, and the music was softened in the background and completely switched off when the person picked up. But when the call was ended, the music from Spotify came right back on.&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="Making calls" alt="How to answer phone calls and messages across your Mac, iPad, and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/callingcalling.png?1413982388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Receiving or rejecting calls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Your incoming call shows up on your Mac as a bar on the top right corner of your screen and on your iPad as an iPhone-like screen. You can accept the call or if you choose to reject it, click on the arrow next to Decline to bring up options like Reply with Message or set a Reminder to give the person a call back.</p> <p class="p1">You can even move your call from your Mac or iPad to your iPhone mid-conversation. Just tap on the green bar at the top of your iPhone and pick up the call where you left off to start moving around your home or office. The experience is so seamless that the caller wouldn&rsquo;t even realise you&rsquo;ve transferred the call over to another iThing. Foolproof. However, it&#39;s a one way street as you can&#39;t move the call back to your Mac or iPad once it&#39;s on your iPhone.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Next stop: messages.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="600" title="Receiving or rejecting calls" alt="How to answer phone calls and messages across your Mac, iPad, and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/calls%20receiving.jpg?1413982388" /> </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="Receiving or rejecting calls" alt="How to answer phone calls and messages across your Mac, iPad, and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/call%20transfer.png?1413982388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Messages </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sometimes you&rsquo;re so engrossed in your work that when you end up missing crucial messages. Your phone is somewhere in your bag or lighting up soundlessly in the corner of your desk, and you don&#39;t realise it until it&#39;s too late. With Continuity, you can access your messages from whichever iThing you&#39;re on. </p> <p>Also works to fool your boss into thinking you&#39;re working hard when you&#39;re actually having a conversation about tonight&#39;s plans.</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="Messages" alt="How to answer phone calls and messages across your Mac, iPad, and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/messages.png?1413982388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> How to activate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Go to <em>Settings</em> then <em>Messages</em> to make sure <em>Text Message Forwarding</em> is switched on.&nbsp;Select your iThing of choice and you&rsquo;ll be prompted to enter a code that shows up on that iThing. After that, all systems are go and you can look forward to sending and receiving messages discretely on your Mac.</p> <p>You can even message Android and Windows Phone users too from your OS X Yosemite-ready Mac. True story.</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 to activate" alt="How to answer phone calls and messages across your Mac, iPad, and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/message%20settings_0.png?1413982300" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/imac/how-answer-calls-and-messages-across-your-mac-ipad-and-iphone-continuity/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/imac/how-answer-calls-and-messages-across-your-mac-ipad-and-iphone-continuity/feature#comments iMac iOS 8 iPad iPhone MacBook Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:06:49 +0000 Elissa Loi 1451054 at http://www.stuff.tv iOS 8.1 released, bringing Apple Pay, Continuity, and various fixes http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-81-released-bringing-apple-pay-continuity-and-various-fixes/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Big additions come to Apple’s latest mobile OS, and it doesn’t seem to be breaking any phones in the process </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="Apple Pay" alt="Apple Pay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-pay.png?1413853233" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just over a month after its initial launch, iOS 8 today received its first significant version update with the debut of iOS 8.1, which brings several promised features to iPhones and iPads.</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/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-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/apple/ios-81-released-bringing-apple-pay-continuity-and-various-fixes/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-81-released-bringing-apple-pay-continuity-and-various-fixes/news#comments Apple iOS 8 iPad iPhone iPod Touch Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:17:19 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1450948 at http://www.stuff.tv We can't keep ignoring privacy threats lurking within iPhones and Android devices http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/we-can-no-longer-be-complacent-about-privacy-threats-lurking-within-iphones-and-android-devi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As more apps conspire to steal your data, it’s time for all users of technology to become more vigilant </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="800" height="600" title="Android in chains" alt="We can&#039;t keep ignoring privacy threats lurking within iPhones and Android device" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Android-ios-security.jpg?1413335117" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We live in an age of truly amazing technology. Today&rsquo;s smartphones can be a window into all human knowledge and media, along with providing access to quite literally every LOLcat that currently exists on the internet.</p> <p>But as modern technology barrels along, evolving at breakneck pace, people&rsquo;s ability to adapt to threats simply isn&rsquo;t keeping up.</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Perhaps the biggest change in technology we&rsquo;ve seen in recent years is an overt shift to computing devices as appliances. Whereas in the early 1980s, you&rsquo;d have sat there in front of a command line, in relatively full control of a machine, now you&rsquo;re often almost reduced to an automaton, a component of a flesh/smartphone cyborg, prodding at a glass screen as apps attempt to worm their way into your data. Increasingly, we&rsquo;re asked to make very important decisions that may require involved thought or investigation, but that can effectively be dismissed by tapping a tempting OK button.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/google-nexus-6/review">Everything you need to know about the Google Nexus 6</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s hard to know what the core of the problem is. It&rsquo;s easy to argue ignorance or outright stupidity, but that&rsquo;s entirely unfair on people who aren&rsquo;t proficient with technology, and it veers far too close to victim-blaming when things happen to go wrong. Weariness is certainly a part of it, though - the net result of the constant micromanagement that now comes with owning a mobile device; it&rsquo;s often too easy to just hit OK a bunch of times to make something be quiet and go away, in order to get yourself some peace.</p> <p>Mostly, though, it seems that as technology&rsquo;s transformed itself and developed a friendlier face, people are simply more likely to be more trusting. When an app installs, your first thought isn&rsquo;t that it might be designed to perform nefarious tasks; when a product wants to integrate with your existing data, your first thought isn&rsquo;t that it&rsquo;s performing social engineering, aiming to get at your data, and perhaps send it on to a repository in one of the seedier corners of the internet.</p> <p>And yet recently we&rsquo;ve again seen the damage mobile apps can do. Reports showed many people integrated Snapchat with a third-party site called snapsaved.com, which promised to save their pictures to the desktop, rather than have them vanish seconds after arrival; instead, it got hacked and hundreds of thousands of their photos are now in the hands of unscrupulous &lsquo;hackers&rsquo;, and are in the process of being leaked online.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/new-ipads-new-macs-no-u2-hopefully-what-expect-apple-s-16-october-event/feature">New iPads! New Macs! No U2! What to expect from Apple&#39;s 16 October event</a></strong></p> <p>Further ramming home how absurd things have gotten, Snoopwall issued a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.snoopwall.com/threat-reports-10-01-2014/">flashlight apps threat assessment report</a>&nbsp;earlier this month. The gist was that although flashlights only really need permission to access a device&rsquo;s flash and screen, many treat a device as a free-for-all, asking for permission for network access, GPS, status bar modification, vibration control, Wi-Fi connection viewing, and more.</p> <p>The 10 flashlight apps assessed by Snoopwall may together have had more than&nbsp;<em>half a billion</em>&nbsp;installs. While there&#39;s no suggestion that any of these apps are actually abusing those permissions, it&#39;s tempting to wonder how many people even considered that they might have done.&nbsp;How many people denied them access to critical system components and data? And how many were just accepting of the apps, trusting them, or quick to dismiss the lists of permissions because they were a momentary inconvenience?</p> <p>And before you scoff at how you&rsquo;d of course never allow that to happen to you, are you sure? How many services you don&#39;t really know well are linked to your Twitter or Facebook account? How many apps where you in reality know nothing about the developer have access to your contacts, your photos, and more?</p> <p>Technology will only become more ubiquitous as time moves on, melting further into the background, and becoming increasingly invisible. As it does so, our acceptance of it - our trust in it - must be countered by a layer of suspicion and investigation. If an app or a website wants something from you, question why. And if you&rsquo;re not convinced, don&rsquo;t tap OK - tap Cancel and then delete.</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="We might have made this up" alt="We can&#039;t keep ignoring privacy threats lurking within iPhones and Android device" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios-security-notification.jpg?1413335117" /> </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="631" height="473" title="Snapsave" alt="We can&#039;t keep ignoring privacy threats lurking within iPhones and Android device" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/snapsave.jpg?1413335117" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/we-can-no-longer-be-complacent-about-privacy-threats-lurking-within-iphones-and-android-devi#comments Android iPhone Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:07:56 +0000 Elissa Loi 1450263 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple issues 8.0.2 iOS update, apologises for breaking your phones http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-issues-802-ios-update-apologises-breaking-your-phones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After the 8.0.1 disaster, Apple admits to screwing up and (hopefully) learns this time around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple issues 8.0.2 iOS update, apologises for breaking your phones" alt="Apple issues 8.0.2 iOS update, apologises for breaking your phones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iOS%208.jpg?1411706526" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple had to hastily pull back its iOS 8.0.1 update after complaints that it borked the latest phones and caused the loss of TouchID. It released a brand-spanking new update along with a <a href="http://support.apple.com/kb/ht6487" target="_blank">short statement</a> on its website.</p> <p>&quot;We apologise for inconveniencing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who were impacted by the bug in iOS 8.0.1.&quot;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/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"> Everything working as intended, right? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Question is, if you held off updating to iOS 8.0.1 in the first place, is it worth updating now?</p> <p>From a cursory look at the changelog, yes.</p> <ul> <li>Fixes a bug so Healthkit apps can now be made available in the App Store</li> <li>Addresses an issue where third-party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode</li> <li>Fixes an issue that prevents apps from accessing Photo library photos</li> <li>Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus</li> <li>Fixes an issue of unexpected data usage when using SMS/MMS</li> <li>Better support for Ask To Buy for Family Sharing in in-app purchases</li> <li>Fixes an issue where ringtones weren&#39;t restored in iCloud backups</li> <li>Fixes a bug where photos and videos couldn&#39;t be uploaded from Safari</li> </ul> <p>These are mostly niggling issues but accumulatively could be very annoying so since the iOS 8.0.2 update is safe to upgrade to, then you might as well get cracking. It&#39;s as simple as going to Settings &gt; General &gt; Software Update.</p> <p>In case you need help updating, Apple&#39;s got a simple guide right <a href="http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4623" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/android">In case the update made you mad enough to get Android</a></p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/25/apple-apologizes-for-iphone-update-bug-and-releases-new-ios-8-0-2/" target="_blank">Techcrunch</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/android">]</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="Apple issues 8.0.2 iOS update, apologises for breaking your phones" alt="Apple issues 8.0.2 iOS update, apologises for breaking your phones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iOS%208_2.jpg?1411706526" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/apple/apple-issues-802-ios-update-apologises-breaking-your-phones/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone iPhone 6 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:30:31 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1448601 at http://www.stuff.tv What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/what-apple-watch-can-tell-us-about-iphone-7-and-ipad-air-3/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple’s fond of taking iOS back to the Mac, so we imagine how Apple Watch ideas could influence the next iPhone </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="900" height="675" title="Apple Watch" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/watch-0.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On September 9, Apple announced <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Apple Watch</a>, its latest new product line.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Stuff has been hands-on (and wrists-on) with the new device</a>, and came to the conclusion that while it&rsquo;s probably not revolutionary solely from a hardware standpoint, Apple&rsquo;s software, ambition and partnerships could make it the device that brings the smartwatch to the masses.</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"> Pressure-sensitivity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple Watch has a display that can detect the force of a touch and respond accordingly. A light touch is interpreted as a typical tap or swipe, but a more forceful one activates context-specific controls, akin to a right-click or two-finger tap. On a much larger display, this technology is more complex to implement, but it would have plenty of applications on iOS, from art apps through to digital instruments.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="449" title="Pressure" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pressure1.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> A sapphire display </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>During the introductory video for Apple Watch, Jony Ive noted that the display uses sapphire glass, sapphire being, the &ldquo;second hardest transparent material after diamond&rdquo;.</p> <p>Prior to the unveiling of the iPhone 6, rumours suggested that device would also be getting a sapphire display, but it turns out that material was reserved for Apple Watch, presumably due to issues relating to cost, scale and a lack of flexibility (increasing the likelihood of a screen shattering when an iPhone is dropped). However, advances in technology and falling prices could change this by the time the iPhone 7 arrives.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Hands on with the Apple Watch</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="449" title="Sapphire screen" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sapphire.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Fluid Home screen navigation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple Watch&rsquo;s screen is small, and so apps are navigable by swiping and zooming a potentially infinite field. It makes the concept of &lsquo;pages&rsquo; on the iPhone (and, for that matter, most competing smartphones) seem comparatively quaint and old-fashioned.</p> <p>Perhaps Apple&rsquo;s thinking different for a smartwatch will lead to new thinking on its other touchscreen systems, although icons without names could make navigation tricky with large app collections, so we&rsquo;re not sure we&rsquo;d want to see that specific aspect of Apple Watch on an iPhone or iPad!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="449" title="Home screen" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fluid.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> A sense of focus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Something evident during Apple&rsquo;s iPhone 6 demos was a sense it was all about showing people <em>more</em> - a &lsquo;density of information&rsquo; as Apple put it. But Apple Watch is all about efficiency: apps that provide basic options for fast actions and replies, and a card-like &lsquo;Glance&rsquo; system for rapidly checking through important information.</p> <p>iPhones and iPads have analogues of these things to some extent, but it would be good for Apple to keep fighting for providing people with <em>more important</em> information rather than just <em>more</em> information. In a sense, it&#39;s what Google already does on both Android and Android Wear, with Google Now providing the info it thinks you most need.</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="1266" height="710" title="Focus" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/focus.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Inductive charging </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An Apple Watch would look dreadful if it had a Lightning port, and Apple therefore wisely introduced inductive charging to the line and combined it with the company&rsquo;s MagSafe technology. It&rsquo;s smart and intuitive, and makes charging an iPhone with a wire feel positively prehistoric.</p> <p>We could see updated charging technology for the iPhone in particular being a very popular decision on Apple&rsquo;s part.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-doomed-company-goes-days-without-launching-new-product-line/feature">Apple doomed as company goes several days without launching new product</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="449" title="Inductive" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/inductive.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Smarter interface design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With iOS 7, Apple went for a kind of flat design, but with subtle levels and shading adding some depth. However, the limitations of screen size on Apple Watch have forced a more overt kind of minimalism when it comes to important controls.&nbsp;A great example is a select menu, which is flat and simple, versus the 3D &lsquo;wheel&rsquo; monstrosity on iPhones and iPads. </p> <p>But Apple Watch also has a sense of bold colour and playfulness that&rsquo;s lacking in the rather sparse and overly serious iOS. The iPhone and iPad interface could learn a lot from the newcomer.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="449" title="Smarter" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smarter.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Subtle and human communication </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Communication with Apple Watch can be very different, often subtle, and frequently human. Users are encouraged to send each other little doodles and even heartbeats, or get someone&rsquo;s attention with a tap; and the device can communicate with the wearer by vibrating in different ways to indicate the direction in which they should travel.</p> <p>Of course, neither of these things is beyond an iPhone, but software as it increases in complexity too often - as Jony Ive puts it - inhibits rather than enables communication. iPhone and iPad equivalents have already become a little entrenched, and could again learn a lot from Apple&rsquo;s latest device.</p> <p>With Apple Watch, Apple has been forced once again to reimagining interfaces and user interaction, and we can only hope the lessons learned soon positively impact on the company&rsquo;s other devices.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6 hands-on 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="800" height="449" title="Subtle" alt="What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/subtle.jpg?1410917559" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/apple/what-apple-watch-can-tell-us-about-iphone-7-and-ipad-air-3/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/what-apple-watch-can-tell-us-about-iphone-7-and-ipad-air-3/feature#comments Apple iPad iPhone iPhone 6 Watch Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:59:50 +0000 Elissa Loi 1447842 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple gets Siri-ous about voice recognition http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-gets-siri-ous-about-voice-recognition/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iOS 8 could see debut of deep neural nets to rival Microsoft and Google </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="847" title="Will iOS 8 see a smarter Siri?" alt="Will iOS 8 see a smarter Siri?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iOS8.jpg?1404265532" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Siri is about to get a high-tech upgrade in iOS 8 to improve its voice recognition abilities, according to a report in Wired.</p> <p>Apple looks set to ditch Nuance&#39;s technology for an in-house solution and has poached one of Microsoft&#39;s top scientists to head its team.</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/mark-harris" title="View user profile.">Mark Harris</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"> Deep thought </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All modern speech recognition systems use neural networks - software composed of virtual neurons that can be trained to match an input to an output by varying the links between them, a bit like the way real brains work.</p> <p>The latest iteration of this mimicry reproduces the layers of neurons found in human brains to create a deep neural network. Microsoft&#39;s Cortana speech recognition system embedded in Windows Phones has multiple layers that enables it to model a wider range of speech, including accents. Now that technology might be coming to Apple&#39;s Siri virtual assistant, too.&nbsp;</p> <p>The risk for Apple is that it could experience another fiasco on the scale of 2012&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/updated-internet-gets-angry-about-ios-6-maps/news">epic Apple Maps fail</a>, where ditching Google Maps for inferior home-brew navigation infuriated thousands of iPhone users.</p> <p>If Siri suddenly develops cloth ears this autumn, deep neural nets could simply be another&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/tim-cook-apologises-apple-maps/news">deep PR hole for Tim Cook</a>&nbsp;to dig himself out of.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8/review">Apple iOS 8 preview</a></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/06/siri_ai/">Wired</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="1200" height="987" title="Microsoft&#039;s Skype Translator" alt="Microsoft&#039;s Skype Translator" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/skype%20translator.jpg?1404265532" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-gets-siri-ous-about-voice-recognition/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-gets-siri-ous-about-voice-recognition/news#comments Apple iPhone Microsoft Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:54:22 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440697 at http://www.stuff.tv App of the week: Riders http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/app-week-riders/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Become the extreme sports star you&#039;ve always secretly wanted to be with Riders for Android and iPhone </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="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Riders-1.jpg?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Here&#39;s the truth: at first, everyone is rubbish at skateboarding, mountain biking, snowboarding and all that kind of stuff. Nobody was born with the inate ability to perform a Backside Wallride Nollie Out. These things must be learnt, and <em>Riders</em> is here to teach you.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$0.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review 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"> Pick your trick </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 list of disciplines in the current version includes aggressive inline skating, BMX, mountain bike, longboard, scooter, skateboard, ski, snowboard and wakeboard. Some sections have more content than others. For example, the newly added inline skating section has 20 tricks while skateboard has over 200, along with an extensive dictionary of skateboard terms.</p> <p>Dipping into the Tricks menu lets you filter your preferred discipline and then choose a trick from a number of categories. The combination of succinct text instructions and slow motion videos makes it seem pretty easy. As the intro to the 180 Tailwhip explains, it&#39;s just &quot;the regular tailwhip except this time you need to do a 180 and ride fakie&quot;. No sweat.</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="The quality of contributions from other Riders users is often superb" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Riders-2.png?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Once you&#039;ve learnt a trick, record yourself doing it for real and upload it for everyone else to watch" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Riders-5.png?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Share and share, or like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That would be rather nice in itself, but it&#39;s the user-generated content and interaction with fellow knee-grazers that&#39;ll keep you coming back to the app. There&#39;s an option to upload stills or videos of your own tricks to any of the existing entries, and there are some fantastic contributions for you to learn from.</p> <p>Once someone has added a their own footage or picture, other users can comment or ask questions. There&#39;s a community feel here which is refreshing, devoid of the insults and inanity you&#39;ll find on YouTube and the like. The social aspect continues with the ability to follow other riders via the app.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature" target="_blank">The Best Free Apps for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="You can like or comment on user&#039;s uploads – the vibe is refreshingly positive" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Riders-3.png?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="It&#039;s not all skatepark action; mountain biking, water sports and winter sports are included too" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Riders-8.png?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Let them entertain you </div> </div> </div> <div class="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&#39;d rather just browse and get some inspiration, there&#39;s an Editor&#39;s Picks section that highlights some of the best new stills and vids, which can also be filtered to include just uploads from those you&#39;re following. Even though it&#39;s the tutorial side that&#39;s more likely to bring you to the <em>Riders</em> app, this stream of Vine-style mini movies and cool photos is what will keep you checking back whenever you get a few spare moments.</p> <p>In fact, the quality of the user uploads is often brilliant: pin-sharp, super-steady tracking cams, pro-standard photography and quite a lot of fast-slow-fast footage. The videos loop too, so you can watch the same trick over and over to analyse what&#39;s going on. We&#39;ve been watching Daiki Ihara busting out a tidy sequence of grinds and flips on the streets of Japan for the past ten minutes. It&#39;s quite mesmerising.</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="Kick back and have a look through the latest Editor&#039;s Picks" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Riders-9.png?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The videos are short and sweet and loop automatically, so you can watch them over and over again" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Riders-7.png?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Riders review summary </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Regardless of your age and abilities, <em>Riders</em> is an ace distraction for anyone with an interest in messing about on wheels and boards. It works well purely as entertainment but the interactivity and potential for learning and developing your own skills and styles makes <em>Riders</em> and essential download.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/app-week" target="_blank">Click here for more fantastic Apps of the Week</a></strong></p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/106422809643177538618#106422809643177538618/posts">Tony Horgan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" alt="Riders app review for Android and iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Riders-10.PNG?1403279181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An inspirational, educational and entertaining app for all skaters, boarders, skiers and bikers</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/app-week-riders/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/app-week-riders/review#comments Android Android apps App of the Week Apps and Games iOS apps iPhone Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:55:42 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1439429 at http://www.stuff.tv The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots http://www.stuff.tv/sg/iphone/iphone-photography-awards-exist-and-these-are-its-winning-snapshots/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’re not kidding, it’s an official photography competition and the submissions are simply stunning </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="950" height="713" title="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/21-CRAIG-HARVEY-3rdLandscape.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) have been in judgement of global iPhone-tography since 2007 and are in no way affiliated to Apple - just in case you think this is another marketing gimmick.</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"> 1st Place - Photographer of the Year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Julio Lucas</em></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="950" height="713" title="By Julio Lucas" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/01-JULIO-LUCAS-1stPOTY.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> 2nd Place - Photographer of the Year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez</em></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="950" height="950" title="By Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/02-JOSE-LUIS-BARCIA-FERNANDEZ-2ndPOTY.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> 3rd Place - Photographer of the Year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Jill Missner</em></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="950" height="713" title="By Jill Missner" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/03-JILL-MISSNER-3rdPOTY.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Ist Place - Seasons </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Cocu Liu</em></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="950" height="950" title="By Cocu Liu" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/40-COCU-LIU-1stSeasons.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> 1st Place - Nature </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Felicia Pandola</em></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="950" height="534" title="By Felicia Pandola" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/25-FELICIA-PANDOLA-1stNature.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Ist Place - Trees </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Aaron Pike</em></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="950" height="711" title="By Aaron Pike" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/52-AARON-PIKE-1stTrees.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> 1st Place - Travel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Adrienne Pitts</em></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="950" height="950" title="By Adrienne Pitts" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/49-ADRIENNE-PITTS-1stTravel.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> 1st Place - Sunset </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Little Su</em></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="950" height="710" title="By Little Su" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/46-LITTLE-SU-1stSunset.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> 1st Place - Still Life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Sofija Strindlund</em></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="950" height="1215" title="By Sofija Strindlund" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/43-SOFIJA-STRINDLUND-1stStillLife.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1st Place - People </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Lauren Smith</em></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="950" height="950" title="By Lauren Smith" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/37-LAUREN-SMITH-1stPeople.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1st Place - Panorama </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Kyle G. Horst</em></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="1335" height="350" title="By Kyle G. Horst" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/34-KYLE-G.-HORST-1stPanorama.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> 1st Place - Others </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Terry Vital</em></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="950" height="950" title="By Terry Vital" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/31-TERRY-VITAL-1stOthers.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1st Place - News Events </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Gerard Collett</em></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="950" height="713" title="By Gerard Collett" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/28-GERARD-COLLETT-1stNewsEvents.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> 1st Place - Lifestyle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Brandon Kidwell</em></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="950" height="712" title="By Brandon Kidwell" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/22-BRANDON-KIDWELL-1stLifestyle.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> 1st Place - Landscape </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Elena Grimailo</em></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="950" height="713" title="By Elena Grimailo" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/19-ELENA-GRIMAILO-1stLandscape.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> 1st Place - Food </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Alexa Seidl</em></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="950" height="713" title="By Alexa Seidl" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/16-ALEXA-SEIDL-1stFood.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> 1st Place - Flowers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Jenny Anderson</em></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="917" height="917" title="By Jenny Anderson" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/13-JENNY-ANDERSON-1stFlowers.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> 1st Place - Children </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Danny Van Vuuren</em></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="950" height="713" title="By Danny Van Vuuren" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/10-DANNY-VAN-VUUREN-1stChildren.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1st Place - Architecture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Yilang Peng&nbsp;</em></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="950" height="713" title="By Yilang Peng " alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/07-YILANG-PENG-1stArchitecture.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1st Place - Animals </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>By Michael O&#39;Neal</em></p> <p>For even more winners, head over to the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ippawards.com/index.html">IPPAWARDS&#39; site</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/8-things-you-might-not-know-about-iphone-camera/feature">8 things you didn&#39;t know the iPhone camera could do</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/6-pro-tips-taking-killer-instagram-pics/feature">6 pro tips for taking killer Instagram pics</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="950" height="950" title="By Michael O&#039;Neal" alt="The iPhone Photography Awards exist and here are its winning snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/04-MICHAEL-O%27NEAL-1stAnimals.jpg?1402898336" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/iphone/iphone-photography-awards-exist-and-these-are-its-winning-snapshots/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/iphone/iphone-photography-awards-exist-and-these-are-its-winning-snapshots/feature#comments iPhone Fri, 13 Jun 2014 02:24:27 +0000 Elissa Loi 1439004 at http://www.stuff.tv 5 underrated iPhone apps with hidden functions you need to know about http://www.stuff.tv/sg/iphone/secret-uses-native-iphone-apps-you-formerly-thought-useless/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> They are more useful than you give them credit for, once you know how to tap into their full potential </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="582" height="439" title="The hidden functions of 5 underrated iPhone apps" alt="The hidden functions of 5 underrated iPhone apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apps.jpg?1403582925" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Abandoned in a musty corner of our iPhones, these native Apple apps have been shunned for the more obviously useful downloaded fresh from the app store.</p> <p class="p3">While not immediately evident, these made-by-Apple apps have their own little ways of adding convenience to your life. You just have to know how to work them. Luckily for you, we&rsquo;ve outlined the secret uses of these formerly neglected apps for you to master before <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8/review">iOS 8</a> rolls out.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1) Compass </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What:</strong> It isn&#39;t just a one-trick pony for outdoorsy types only. Nah, homeowners will find the Compass app useful too.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>How:</strong> Open up the app, do the 5-second roll around calibration and you get the usual compass. But there&rsquo;s more to it than meets the eye. Simply swipe to the left to unlock its other neat trick - as an inclinometer, a lot more useful for the non-outdoorsy iPhone user.</p> <p class="p2">Hold up your phone in landscape mode to hang a picture on right, or lay it flat on the surface you&rsquo;re trying to level, like your latest table purchase from IKEA.</p> <p class="p2">In either situation, if you don&rsquo;t agree with your phone, just tap and hold the screen when it&#39;s at what you think is the optimal levelness to make that stick.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature">iCheapskate: the 30 best free apps for iPhone and iPad</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="Oooh, tilty" alt="The hidden functions of 5 underrated iPhone apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/inclinometer.png?1403582925" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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) Stocks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What:</strong> Did you know you can track currency conversion rates using this app? Guess you didn&rsquo;t. The Stocks app will deliver the latest in exchange rates using Yahoo&rsquo;s currency conversion tool. Very handy for when you travel.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How:</strong> Simple. Tap on the Stocks app, tap on the other options icon in the bottom right hand corner, then the plus sign at the upper left hand corner to bring up the search bar to add in your new option to keep an eye on.</p> <p class="p1">What should you enter? Key in the ticker symbol of &quot;SGDUSD=X&quot; to find out the rate of US dollar to one Singapore dollar. (Follow the text template to find out prevailing rates for other currencies as well.) Swipe through to see the graph over time (if you&#39;re the analytical sort) and any additional related information you might be curious about.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8-winners-and-losers/feature">iOS 8: The winners and the losers</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="BIG MONEY" alt="The hidden functions of 5 underrated iPhone apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stocks.png?1403582925" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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) Safari </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What:</strong>&nbsp;The iPhone&rsquo;s diminutive 4in screen isn&rsquo;t capable of packing that much at one go. While it&rsquo;s great for apps specially designed to fit its screen, browsing the Internet isn&rsquo;t that much fun while you have to scroll through the ads and pictures that pepper your most-read sites.&nbsp;There&rsquo;s a way to cut through all that unwanted fluff.</p> <p><strong>How:&nbsp;</strong>See that icon of lines in the address bar? It isn&#39;t for you to format anything. That reader function will convert your image-riddled webpage into lines of easy-reading text that you can share with other people over your usual social outlets.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/wwdc-2014/ios-8-gives-apps-more-power-ever-cupertinos-still-control/feature">iOS 8 gives apps more power than ever, but Cupertino&#39;s still in control</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apply fluff remover" alt="The hidden functions of 5 underrated iPhone apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/reader%20function.png?1403582925" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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) Reminders </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What:</strong>&nbsp;While you may have used this app at least once,.&nbsp;You can set a reminder to pop up at a certain time on a certain date. Nothing special about that. But some reminders are dependent on your location. For example, a reminder to pick up a new carton of milk when you hit the grocery store? Or to purchase that book you&rsquo;ve seen on the best-sellers list when you drop by Kinokuniya? We bet you haven&rsquo;t realised the full scale of its potential.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How:</strong>&nbsp;To set location-based reminders, add a new reminder, tap the &lsquo;i&rsquo; icon to the right of your reminder and tap &ldquo;Remind me at a location&rdquo;. A &ldquo;Location&rdquo; bar will pop up and you&rsquo;ll be able to enter a specific address or use your current location, and toggle between &quot;When I arrive&quot; or &quot;When I leave&quot;. It definitely worked for us; the reminder to write this article popped up once we neared the office building this morning. Not that we needed reminding or anything...&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature">iCheapskate: 30 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Reminder on arrival" alt="The hidden functions of 5 underrated iPhone apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/reminders.png?1403582925" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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) 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><strong>What:</strong> For all the flak that Apple has drawn for the Maps app in the beginning, it has underappreciated features that might tempt you back to Camp Apple.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How:</strong> All you have to do is drop a pin on the map, and tap the Quick Route button next to it to get driving directions to that spot almost immediately. Share your location easily via Facebook, Twitter, AirDrop, Messages and Mail. And if you are more pedestrian than driver, go to &quot;Settings&quot;, then &quot;Maps&quot; and tweak &quot;Navigation Voice Volume&quot; (so that that voice doesn&#39;t bellow out your destination in public) and &quot;Preferred Directions&quot; to always get walking instead of driving directions.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/8-things-you-might-not-know-about-iphone-camera/feature">8 things you didn&#39;t know the iPhone camera could do</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Where do we go from here?" alt="The hidden functions of 5 underrated iPhone apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/maps_0.png?1403582925" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Think these 5 default iPhone apps are useless? </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"> Think again, they&#039;re actually very useful if you know how to use them </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apps.jpg?1403582925" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/iphone/secret-uses-native-iphone-apps-you-formerly-thought-useless/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/iphone/secret-uses-native-iphone-apps-you-formerly-thought-useless/feature#comments iOS iPhone Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:31:39 +0000 Elissa Loi 1438945 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple’s iPhone ad shows off health gadgets instead of an iWatch http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-iphone-ad-shows-health-gadgets-instead-iwatch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The iDevice maker is upping its push into the health space with gadgets and apps that motivate, train and track </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="Apple’s iPhone ad shows off health gadgets instead of an iWatch " alt="Apple’s iPhone ad shows off health gadgets instead of an iWatch " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/appl.jpg?1401966359" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The tech industry is currently obsessed with fitness &ndash; if you don&rsquo;t believe us, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-gear-fit/review">Samsung Gear Fit</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartwatch/tomtom-s-fitness-watches-are-purely-cardio/news">TomTom&rsquo;s new sport watches</a>, <a></a></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/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"> Many tools, one function </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 saw what looked like the Misfit Shine, Zepp Golf sensor, Wahoo bike sensor, Withings scale, Nike+ running, Argus, and Strong Lifts products and apps on the ad. You should be able to identify them too &ndash; if you scrutinise the products carefully and aren&rsquo;t distracted by their activities.</p> <p>And the ad&rsquo;s release timing is noteable, too &ndash; Apple recently revealed its Health apps and Healthkit at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/wwdc-2014">WWDC 2014</a>, during its presentation of iOS 8. Although there was no mention of the iWatch, we&rsquo;re not complaining &ndash; we got to see a bunch of tools that can be used with the iPhone for now. &nbsp;</p> <p>Besides the fact is that we actually find &ldquo;Chicken Fat&rdquo; pretty catchy.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6 preview</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/xTjejvnBJfU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-iphone-ad-shows-health-gadgets-instead-iwatch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-iphone-ad-shows-health-gadgets-instead-iwatch/news#comments Apple Health and fitness iPhone Watch Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:57:42 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438602 at http://www.stuff.tv Don't be surprised if Apple emails you with four words: upgrade your old iPhone http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-may-contact-you-iphone-upgrade/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Cupertino-based company might remind you to trade in your antiquated smartphone for an iPhone 5C or iPhone 5S </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="Apple may contact you for an iPhone upgrade" alt="Apple may contact you for an iPhone upgrade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphones.jpg?1399625073" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has been making lots of changes to push new sales. It most recently <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-buying-beats-expect-changes-its-headphones-and-itunes/news" target="_blank">bought over Beats for US$3.2 billion</a>&nbsp;(S$4.06 billion), and it&rsquo;s not stopping there in its attempt to grab market share within the mobile space.</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"> Smart move? </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 move to deplete its existing stock comes just weeks before its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apples-wwdc-set-2-june-ios-8-here-we-come/news" target="_blank">Worldwide Developers Conference</a>, scheduled for 2 June, where Apple may be launching new iPhones.</p> <p>If you believe the latest rumors, Apple has two new devices in the works (an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6</a> featuring a 4.7in display, as well as an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-iphone-phablet-too-thin-existing-batteries/news" target="_blank">iPhone phablet</a> with a 5.5in screen).</p> <p>But we think the move might either be a hit or miss. If customers decide to wait a few more months to get their hands on the latest models, that could affect the sales of the current product range.</p> <p>If you think you&rsquo;re eligible for an upgrade, and want either of the two models, you&#39;d better check your emails constantly.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-plans-enormous-iphone-push-this-week-report-says/" target="_blank">CNET</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/here-comes-green-apple/news" target="_blank">Want a green Apple? Be part of their recycling program</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="Apple may contact you for an iPhone upgrade" alt="Apple may contact you for an iPhone upgrade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple_1.jpg?1399625073" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/apple/apple-may-contact-you-iphone-upgrade/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-may-contact-you-iphone-upgrade/news#comments Apple iPhone Smartphones Fri, 09 May 2014 08:41:14 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1436811 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Instagram hits 200 million users, Apple sells half a billion iPhones, scientists create mini-Mars simulation http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/fully-charged-instagram-hits-200-million-users-apple-sells-half-billion-iphones-scientists-cre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Have a nice cuppa and relax with this evening&#039;s tech news </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="Fully Charged: Instagram hits 200 million users, Apple sells half-billion iPhones, scientists creates mini-Mars simulation" alt="Fully Charged: Instagram hits 200 million users, Apple sells half-billion iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/instagram_stuff.jpg?1395826517" /> </div> </div> </div> <p></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"> Hundreds of millions of selfies! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well, thanks to selfies and possibly many, many cat photos, Instagram is now 200 million users strong, the service says on its blog. Even more impressive is that 50 million of them joined up in the last six months.</p> <p>How many photos have been shared of late? Instagram claims at least 20 billion Instagram photos, filtered and unfiltered, have been uploaded on the site.</p> <p>Now, the big question is: how will Instagram find a way to monetise this?</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blog.instagram.com/post/80721172292/200m">Instagram</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-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> </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-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"> Halfway to a billion iPhones! </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 2007, Apple said &#39;surprise!&#39; And the iPhone was born, with the rest of us looking on quizzically. Who knew that years later, by the end of 2013, Apple would have sold 487 million iPhones.</p> <p>Analysts have estimated that from then until now, another 38 million iPhones have been sold (at least). So it&#39;s likely that earlier this month, Apple quietly passed this new milestone of half a billion iPhones.</p> <p>Puzzling that Apple has as yet to crow about the success, as it is quick to celebrate similar sale achievements like oh, a billion apps on the App Store. But perhaps it&#39;ll be during the next refresh of the device.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/markrogowsky/2014/03/25/without-much-fanfare-apple-has-sold-its-500-millionth-iphone/">Forbes</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone%20stuff.jpg?1395826517" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> Hello, mini-Red Planet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apparently the dust on Mars is so fine and loaded with tiny silicates, it could potentially affect machinery not specially made to withstand it.</p> <p>That is why scientists over in Spain have created a simulator of Mars&#39; environment, recreating conditions on the planet including pressure, temperature, atmosphere, radiation levels and, oh, that pesky dust.</p> <p>It is not a very big simulator - it sits on an a platform that is eight-inches square and made primarily of copper. But the &#39;MARTE Machine&#39; manages to simulate an atmosphere that has temperatures ranging from -129&nbsp; degrees celsius to 149 degrees celsius, with less than 100 times the atmospheric pressure of earth. Then there&#39;s the gaseous mix - 95 per cent carbon dioxide - that&#39;s definitely not the kind we can breathe without help.&nbsp;</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/scientists-build-a-mini-mars-in-spain/">CNet</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/marte_chamber_stuff.jpg?1395826517" /> </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></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/fully-charged-instagram-hits-200-million-users-apple-sells-half-billion-iphones-scientists-cre#comments Apple Apps and Games iPhone Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:25:49 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1434335 at http://www.stuff.tv The FLIR One iPhone case tells you how hot you are http://www.stuff.tv/sg/flir-one-lets-you-check-how-hot-you-are/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You are so hot right now. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The FLIR One iPhone case tells you how hot you are" alt="The FLIR One iPhone case tells you how hot you are" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/FLIR01.JPG?1394850937" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We don&#39;t normally get that excited about an iPhone case, especially a large, heavy one. But the FLIR One isn&#39;t really a case; it&#39;s an infrared camera that uses your iPhone 5/5S as a screen.</p> <p>Most things emit more infrared radiation the hotter they are, so the FLIR One can see heat. It can see if your house is poorly insulated, it can see through smoke and in total darkness, it can tell you exactly how hot your porridge is, just by looking at 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/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</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"> hot shots </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 opens up some interesting, if limited, creative options for photography, but mainly the FLIR One is about practical applications: it can see through walls to a certain extent, so you can use it to avoid drilling through your water pipes, or to see where heat is escaping from your house.</p> <p>The man who demonstrated the FLIR One to us at MWC also suggested that a woman driving into a dark car park at night could use it to check for potential assailants. Unless they&#39;ve coated themselves in mud, like Arnie does in <em>Predator</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p>If your job involves needing to know the surface temperature of things, this could be seriously handy. If it doesn&#39;t, it&#39;s probably good for about two days of Centigrade-based fun. You can preorder one from <a href="http://www.flir.com/" target="_blank">the FLIR website</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">CLICK HERE FOR MORE STUFF THAT&#39;S SO HOT RIGHT NOW</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="1200" height="900" title="The FLIR One iPhone case tells you how hot you are" alt="The FLIR One iPhone case tells you how hot you are" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FLIR02.png?1394850937" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/flir-one-lets-you-check-how-hot-you-are/news#comments Apple Geek accessories Hot Stuff iPhone Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:42:11 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1433740 at http://www.stuff.tv ZX Spectrum resurrected as a Bluetooth keyboard, of course http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ipad/zx-spectrum-resurrected-bluetooth-keyboard-course/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than 30 years after it first launched, the rubber-keyed icon is making a comeback </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="ZX Spectrum Bluetooth keyboard" alt="ZX Spectrum Bluetooth keyboard" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/zx-spectrum-bt-keyboard.jpg?1387788505" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The ZX Spectrum is coming back &ndash; but it&rsquo;s coming back as a Bluetooth accessory for your phone.</p> <p>Elite Systems has announced that it&rsquo;ll be resurrecting the 1982 computer as a Bluetooth keyboard that&rsquo;ll work in tandem with an iOS app (and later, apps for Android, Windows Phone, PC and Mac).</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/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Party like it&#039;s 1982 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Elite Systems&rsquo; idea is that you can use it to play their extensive collection of Spectrum games from the App Store (such as the officially-licensed <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/zx-spectrum-elite-collection/id391336343?mt=8">ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection</a>) in authentic ZX fashion &ndash; yes, rubber keys and all. It will, naturally, work as a regular Bluetooth keyboard too, so it should jive nicely with pretty much any app or game.&nbsp;Imagine pairing it with an iPad to create a totally incongruous portable work setup.</p> <p>The company is preparing a <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/952953995/1706707152?token=178af0ea">Kickstarter campaign</a> for the keyboard, which it says will cost between &pound;40 (S$83)and &pound;50 (S$103) when it arrives. Quite when that will be is not yet clear, but we&rsquo;ll keep you posted.</p> <p>[<a href="http://bluetoothzxspectrum.elite-systems.co.uk/">Elite Systems</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ipad/zx-spectrum-resurrected-bluetooth-keyboard-course/news#comments iOS games iPad iPhone Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:29:08 +0000 Nigel Yap 1430355 at http://www.stuff.tv