Apps and Games http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apps-and-games/reviews en-SG Fountain brings virtual handymen to your door http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fountain-brings-virtual-handymen-your-door/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuck on a DIY job and not sure what to do next? Fountain can help you out </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="Fountain brings virtual handymen to your door" alt="Fountain brings virtual handymen to your door" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fountain%2001.jpg?1417156299" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&#39;re brave enough to do fix-it jobs at home, you know there&#39;s a risk you might get stuck in the middle of a job and have to call in the experts. Now there&#39;s an app called that called Fountain, that gives you access not to just one expert but many.</p> <p>Only caveat, though, is that (of course) the advice isn&#39;t free. You have to pay the experts for their time but fortunately the charges don&#39;t seem to be too exorbitant. And if it&#39;s a really big job, you know you should get someone professional right?</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"> Pay what you can for what you need </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How much you pay will depend on the time you need or the type of expertise. The Fountain website said it could vary from US$5 for 10-12 minutes with an interior designer but pay about the same for 12-15 minutes with a gardening or plumbing expert. That might only buy you 7-8 minutes with an architect though.</p> <p>It&#39;s a lot like calling a friend, but having to pay the expert. You will be charged in US$5 increments so perhaps you might not want to be too chatty with the experts.</p> <p>Since this is the Internet, the calls you make will be video calls and in the call you can even share photos and draw on them to pinpoint where exactly you ran into trouble fixing what seemed like a routine pipe leak.</p> <p>You can&#39;t download the app just yet as it is still in beta. From the looks of it, it&#39;s an iOS app with no word yet if it will be developed by Android.&nbsp; You can still <a href="https://www.fountain.com/?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=download&amp;utm_campaign=blog_referrals" target="_blank">visit the website</a> if you&#39;re keen to be a beta tester.</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/facebook-outs-another-app-time-it-s-your-groups/news">Facebook Group no longer a buried app</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.psfk.com/2014/11/app-uses-artificial-intelligence-to-fix-your-home-improvement-mistakes.html">PSFK</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_RnQH1oUaAM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fountain-brings-virtual-handymen-your-door/news#comments Apps and Games iOS apps Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:31:40 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1454156 at http://www.stuff.tv Quikkly tries to make QR code scanning sexy again http://www.stuff.tv/sg/quikkly-tries-make-qr-code-scanning-sexy-again/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free app lets you create special tags that will perform actions when embedded codes are scanned </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Quikkly tries to make QR code scanning sexy again" alt="Quikkly tries to make QR code scanning sexy again" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Quikkly.jpg?1417079887" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>New UK startup Quikkly thinks it can do better than the standard QR code. Its founders, Ken Johnstone and Fergal Walker are pushing an app to scan what they call an Action Tag. The tag will then work to perform an action like adding a contact, following someone on Twitter or instantly connecting to a public Wifi hotspot</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quick scan, quick actions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sounds pretty clever, though, it&rsquo;s slightly worrying that a mere scan could bypass the usual user steps. But the company says that you will know just what to expect before you make a scan with Quikkly. So at the very least, they can make an informed decision. That will teach us to not random scan things with our smartphones, though.</p> <p>How will companies use the app? You&rsquo;ll need Quikkly to create the Action Tags but to scan a tag, an app only needs to be Quikkly enabled.</p> <p>Quikkly is free to use, whether for scanning or creating Action Tags. Eventually, though, its makers plan to shop a paid version to companies that will work via a subscription model. It will include such extras such as additional analytics.</p> <p>The app isn&#39;t available openly on app stores so if you&#39;d like to give Quikkly and its Action Tagging a try, <a href="https://www.quikklytags.com/" target="_blank">visit the website</a> to request a download link.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/30-best-free-apps-android/feature">35 best free apps for Android</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/26/quikkly/?ncid=rss&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29" target="_blank">Techcrunch</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/16ce6wsMwx0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/quikkly-tries-make-qr-code-scanning-sexy-again/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:18:08 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1454095 at http://www.stuff.tv Dropbox adds Office integration to its mobile apps http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dropbox-adds-office-integration-its-mobile-apps/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Both iOS and Android users get to enjoy this very productive apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Dropbox adds Office integration to its mobile apps" alt="Dropbox adds Office integration to its mobile apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ios%20android%20update.jpg?1416992262" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dropbox had <a href="https://blog.dropbox.com/2014/11/dropbox-microsoft-office-partnership/">announced its partnership</a> with Microsoft earlier this month and made good on it with its latest update. The Android and iOS apps now support opening file formats supported by Office and editing them with Office apps.</p> <p>You will likely notice this new addition &ndash; an &lsquo;edit&rsquo; button when viewing a Dropbox document. You will have to download the relevant Office app if you don&rsquo;t have it already.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Look out, Google </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The good news is that Office apps on mobile are already free, without needing to purchase an Office 365 subscription like previously.</p> <p>What we&rsquo;re anticipating is full integration with Office Online, which will suit those who would rather not download additional apps. That update is only likely in 2015, though.</p> <p>Dropbox has been facing competition from, among others, Microsoft&#39;s own One Drive but Microsoft has wisely decided to also partner with Dropbox instead of stubbornly locking it out.</p> <p>A partnership between the two companies makes sense against the juggernauts Apple and Google. Apple hasn&#39;t quite gotten that much market share with iCloud but Google&#39;s Drive is still a mainstay for many already using Google products like Gmail and Chrome.</p> <p>The average business document user will still prefer Microsoft&#39;s Office products and having mobile versions of them free will give them more incentive to stay in the ecosystem.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature">The best free iOS apps</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/11/25/microsoft-office-dropox-apps/" target="_blank">Mashable</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vIiqbNVDr58" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dropbox-adds-office-integration-its-mobile-apps/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:56:41 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453968 at http://www.stuff.tv Mini meme: Six of the best photo editing apps http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From high-end image editors to quick-fix filters, here’s our selection of apps to make your photos picture perfect </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Now you just need to learn how to take photos" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/photo-editors-mini-meme.jpg?1416966655" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Once upon a time the idea of editing photos on a phone or tablet was considered folly &ndash; akin to painting watercolours on a piece of sponge.</p> <p>But that&#39;s all changed as screens have got sharper and touch control more precise. Plus, with many of us now using smartphones as our main camera, there&#39;s no shortage of raw material on them that could benefit from a bit of judicious tweaking before posting to Facebook or Instagram.</p> <p>And that&#39;s where these apps come in: they&#39;re the best photo-editing apps we&#39;ve tried so far.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. Pixelmator for iPad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even if you just want to muck about with its endlessly tweakable filters, Pixelmator would be three quid well-spent. But delve further into the app and you discover a beautiful, usable, powerful touch-optimised image editor, featuring transform tools, layers with effects, and paintbrushes for adding the personal touch. Barg!</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> iPad <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$5.98</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> <strong>✭✭✭✭✭</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/pixelmator/id924695435?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download Pixelmator</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pixelmator for iPad" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1-pixelmator-ipad-l.jpg?1416966655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. Adobe Photoshop Touch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You&rsquo;d be daft to expect desktop Photoshop on mobile, but this comes close, with many familiar tools present and correct. The interface is a bit cumbersome, but the app&rsquo;s hugely capable, especially on tablets, and it has a more professional bent than Pixelmator. Pity about the separate phone/tablet versions though.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong> S$5.98 for phone, S$12.98 for tablet</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> <strong>✭✭✭✭✭</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.adobe.pstouchphone" target="_blank">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for Android phones</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.adobe.pstouch" target="_blank">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for Android tablets</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/adobe-photoshop-touch-for/id589440659?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="itunes_store">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPhone</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/adobe-photoshop-touch/id495716481?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="itunes_store">Download Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Adobe Photoshop Touch" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2-photoshop-touch-ipad-l.jpg?1416966655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Pixlr Express </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pixlr Express feels like quite the oddball, a quirky icon-happy interface always mere seconds away from emitting an explosion of editing effects. But despite its kitchen-sink nature, Pixlr has plenty to offer, from an intuitive focus-blur tool to the dozens of dazzling filters waiting for a thumb tap.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$Free</p> <p><strong>Stuff says: <strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pixlr.express" target="_blank">Download Pixlr Express for Android</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/pixlr-express-photo-editing/id526783584?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="itunes_store">Download Pixlr Express for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/six-best-video-editing-apps/feature">Six of the best video editing apps</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pixlr Express" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-pixlr-express-nexus-4-p.jpg?1416966655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. VSCO Cam </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>VSCO Cam is so chic and serious, it hurts. But the minimalism isn&rsquo;t just for show &mdash; the bold icons and sliders make it very easy to use. Edits and filters in the app are also non-destructive, meaning you can play with, edit, remove and reapply effects until satisfied with your photographic masterwork.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$Free</p> <p><strong>Stuff says: <strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vsco.cam&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Download VSCO Cam for Android</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/vsco-cam/id588013838?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download VSCO Cam for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="VSCO Cam" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-vsco-cam-nexus-4-p.jpg?1416966655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. Snapseed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Although you&rsquo;re still pawing at glass, Snapseed makes photo editing feel tactile. Its rich effects have you swipe up and down to select a parameter and then across your photo to adjust its strength. This affords you a great deal of control, far from the simple single-sliders offered by most free rivals.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> Android, iOS <strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;RMFree</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:</strong> <strong>✭✭✭✭✭</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Download Snapseed for Android</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/snapseed/id439438619?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download Snapseed for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="720" title="Snapseed" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-snapseed-nexus-4-l.jpg?1416966655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Typic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can still crop, filter and tweak photos in Typic, but this app&rsquo;s primarily about adding text and icons to your photos. You get four of each, and they can be resized and recoloured. It&rsquo;s a touch fiddly, but all changes are non-destructive. Android owners, check out the broadly similar (but even fiddlier) Over.</p> <p><strong>Platforms:</strong> iOS <strong>Price:</strong> S$2.58</p> <p><strong>Stuff says: <strong>✭✭✭✭✩</strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/typic-photo-editor/id601467470?mt=8&amp;uo=4&amp;at=11lMf5&amp;ct=" target="_blank">Download Typic for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/25-free-apps-android/feature">The 35 best free apps for Android</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Typic" alt="The six best photo editing apps for iPhone, iPad, Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6-typic-iphone-5s-p.jpg?1416966655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/mini-meme-photo-editors/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:10:14 +0000 Elissa Loi 1453939 at http://www.stuff.tv Next Glass helps you boldly try new beer without offending your tastebuds http://www.stuff.tv/sg/next-glass-helps-you-boldly-try-new-beer-without-offending-your-tastebuds/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> App lets you know whether you&#039;ll like a brew based on what you do like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Next Glass helps you boldly try new beer without offending your tastebuds" alt="Next Glass helps you boldly try new beer without offending your tastebuds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/next%20glass.jpg?1416894248" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ever tried a new beer or wine on someone else&#39;s recommendation and found it lacking? Next Glass is the app that will help prevent disappointment by tracking what you do like and then making a recommendation. Best bit, of course, is the app&#39;s free.</p> <p>Next Glass claims to have tested thousands of alcoholic drinks, analysed over 20,000 compounds and created a nice little database it calls the Genome Cellar.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drink only what you like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To get accurate matches, you need only to scan a bevy of different wines and beers, rate them and create your own Taste Profile. Manually search for drinks you have tried and liked if you haven&#39;t heard of or actually tried some of the drinks shown to you when you login to the app for the first time.</p> <p>The app is fairly easy to use and has a very impressive selection. Think of it as Tinder for your alcohol, with the app matchmaking you with the perfect drink for your next house party or pub crawl.</p> <p>A handy feature is being able to scan a label of a beer and the app then giving it a rating. Of course, the question is whether your hand will be steady enough while holding the camera and one user in a review saying it was difficult using the scanner with the bigger iPhone 6 Plus.</p> <p>You can also view your friends&#39; drink preferences in the app, which makes it handy before you bring over your next wine gift.</p> <p>Sadly the app is US-only on the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id868322878?mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nextglass.app" target="_blank">Google Play</a>&nbsp;shows the app being incompatible with all our devices here. Of course, ingenious folks will find a way to install the APK on their Android devices and give it a try on your next beer outing.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/whiskey-snobs-can-now-age-their-bottles-home/news" target="_blank">Whiskey snobs can now age their bottles at home</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.psfk.com/2014/11/technology-wine-beer-app.html" target="_blank">PSFK</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HHjpbJP5nn4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/next-glass-helps-you-boldly-try-new-beer-without-offending-your-tastebuds/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:18:01 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453880 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft disses Siri, plays up Cortana in new ad http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft-disses-siri-plays-cortana-new-ad/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nice try, Redmond, but Cortana still isn&#039;t enough to get more people on Windows Phone </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="589" height="433" title="Microsoft disses Siri, plays up Cortana in new ad" alt="Microsoft disses Siri, plays up Cortana in new ad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/siri%20cortana.jpg?1416874461" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s just about that time of year when Microsoft makes &quot;we&#39;re really better than you&quot; ads to make its products look better than Apple&#39;s. Someone send the company a memo that the I&#39;m a Mac, I&#39;m a PC era has gone by and fresh new marketing gimmicks are needed.</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"> Cortana, we hardly know 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>Another <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYZ5gAQMJg8" target="_blank">earlier ad</a> made Siri look like a doting, senile grandma-type who could only remember when she was the only phone that talked.</p> <p>While Siri may be older and perhaps not quite as sexy as Cortana, you have to admit that at least now the hardware Apple&#39;s pushing out with iOS are better suited to handle her. While some may prefer Google Now, Siri has been a handy mainstay for people who bothered enough to learn how to use her.</p> <p>Still, it would be nice to see Apple add more noticeable tweaks like contextual awareness and make this virtual assistant seem smarter. Right now, using Siri requires learning proper phrases to make the phone understand when you want reminders, when to be woken up or need to text someone hands-free.</p> <p>You have to give Siri credit, though, for making talking to your phone, instead of just with it, pretty cool.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/search/node/cortana">If you&#39;re digging on Cortana, we have you covered</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/search/node/cortana">[Source: </a><a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/in-new-ad-microsoft-insists-siri-is-incompetent/#ftag=CAD590a51e" target="_blank">CNet</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/search/node/cortana">]</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/aUJfVZzxu3M" 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/microsoft-disses-siri-plays-cortana-new-ad/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft-disses-siri-plays-cortana-new-ad/news#comments Apps and Games Windows Phone Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:51:56 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453820 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple sees (Red) with the biggest names in apps http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-sees-red-biggest-names-apps/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s nice to see someone using their clout for a charitable cause </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 sees (Red) with the biggest names in apps" alt="Apple sees (Red) with the biggest names in apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apps%20for%20red.png?1416826951" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nobody vandalised the App Store with a coat of red paint, it&rsquo;s just that the most popular app developers have jumped on board with <a href="http://www.apple.com/red/" target="_blank">Apple to drive fundraising for World Aids Day 2014</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/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> App-eal for donations </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Everyone will have the chance to do their bit for charity, as you&rsquo;ll definitely have one of these apps in your devices. Monument Valley, Angry Birds, and even Kim Kardashian: Hollywood have gotten in on the act, with tinges of Red subtly making their app-earance in-app to remind you about the cause at hand.</p> <p>See, that also justifies the insane purchase of (BEATS)RED Solo2 headphones for your Kim Kardashian: Hollywood character. Head over to the&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewFeature?id=935350535&amp;mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a>&nbsp;to begin your play for charity.</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="Appeal for donations" alt="Apple sees (Red) with the biggest names in apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/red.png?1416826951" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Product (Red) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Aside from the software, Apple is also donating a percentage of its online sales on 1 December, World Aids Day and also Cyber Monday. So if you&rsquo;ve been lemming for a new iThing, you might want to hold off on it till then to do your bit for the world.</p> <p class="p1">If not, you can also just shop <a href="http://www.apple.com/product-red/">here</a>. We hope you have a penchant for all things red.</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="Product (Red) " alt="Apple sees (Red) with the biggest names in apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/product%20red.png?1416826951" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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-sees-red-biggest-names-apps/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-sees-red-biggest-names-apps/news#comments Apple Apps and Games iOS apps Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:15:25 +0000 Elissa Loi 1453811 at http://www.stuff.tv Hide your digital wallets, the Steam sale is happening on 26 November http://www.stuff.tv/sg/valve/paypal-outs-next-steam-sale-date-nov-26/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s that time of year when we clean out our wallets to buy more games we won&#039;t play </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="PayPal outs next Steam Sale date: Nov 26" alt="PayPal outs next Steam Sale date: Nov 26" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/steam%20wallet.jpg?1416830288" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the Humble Bundle and big GOG.com sales going on, we all knew that the Steam Sale was just around the corner.</p> <p>After all, this is Black Friday week. PayPal did us all a favour by leaking the exact date in an email telling its customers to start stocking up on Steam credit with, of course, PayPal.</p> <p>VG247 was nice enough to share the PayPal email and the date - 26 November. It&#39;s time to hoard more cheap instant ramen just to get another game.</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"> To wait or not to wait? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Of course that means that from now until the great Steam sale that&#39;ll wipe your digital wallet clean on 26 November, hold on to your urges to pick up any sweet game deals. Are Steam sales worth the wait? Usually, especially if you&#39;ve been waiting for a specific title.</p> <p>Some games, though, are Origin-exclusives so you won&#39;t find them on Steam. Origin is apparently also going to have its own sales pretty soon so if the gaming platform has things you want then maybe hold off buying games on Steam.</p> <p>What sucks for Asian buyers though is that PayPal is no longer an accepted payment option and you end up having to get eClub credit instead. What is also sadly missing: the former discounts on game titles that made (for a short time) buying games on Steam cheaper all the time, and not just during sales.</p> <p>As always, remember to wait for flash sales and that the older and more popular the game, the higher the possibility of steep discounts. May the ramen be with you!</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/valve/steam-discovery-update-makes-it-easier-you-find-new-games-youd/news">Find more of what you like with Steam Discovery</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.vg247.com/2014/11/22/steams-fall-sale-starts-on-november-26/" target="_blank">VG247</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="PayPal outs next Steam Sale date: Nov 26" alt="PayPal outs next Steam Sale date: Nov 26" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/steam%20wallet%2002.jpg?1416830288" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/valve/paypal-outs-next-steam-sale-date-nov-26/news#comments Apps and Games Valve Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:14:40 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453808 at http://www.stuff.tv Bumble app aims to be a less shallow, less douchebag-friendly Tinder http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bumble-app-aims-be-less-shallow-less-douchebag-friendly-tinder/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former Tinder employees claim it&#039;ll help ward off unwanted messages </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="Bumble app aims to be a less shallow, less douchebag-friendly Tinder" alt="Bumble app aims to be a less shallow, less douchebag-friendly Tinder" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bumble_01.jpg?1416810090" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Former Tinder employee&nbsp;Whitney Wolfe, who sued Tinder, claiming harassment and being discriminated at work,&nbsp;has decided to one-up her former bosses with an app that promises that you&#39;ll &quot;never get unwanted messages&quot;.&nbsp;</p> <p>Of course you can&#39;t fail to see the snide asides at Wolfe&#39;s former employer as Bumble is marketed as being better at serving non-&quot;dead-end matches&quot; on &quot;other, more shallow apps.&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"> Swipe right for a new app experience? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After media attention from Techcrunch, Bumble&#39;s kept things on the down low and not revealed much outside the launch date - 1 December. Besides Wolfe, there are two other former Tinder employees involved with the app, namely Chris Gulczynski and partner Sarah Mick.</p> <p>Obviously there wasn&#39;t a non-competition clause in Wolfe&#39;s contract. That aside, it&#39;s rich that the app is claiming to be less shallow when there are fewer things shallower than dating apps, especially ones that seem to place a high premium on looks as Bumble seems to.</p> <p>Note the toothsome models and idealised relationship in the app promo where the man is a young, but obviously upwardly mobile investment banker while the woman is a nubile intern at a fashion magazine.</p> <p>Bumble would be better off marketing itself to women as an app where creepy dudes won&#39;t be able to message them so easily, presumably because you would need to out who you are and where you work.</p> <p>Anonymity isn&#39;t always a deterrent though, so unless they invent an app that electroshocks men who won&#39;t take no for an answer, Bumble will have to do more to prove it&#39;s not just another shallow hookup app.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/rich-shallow-hate-ugly-people-luxy-dating-app-you/news">Luxy is the dating app for the rich and shallow</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/23/whitney-wolfe-other-former-tinder-employees-to-launch-direct-competitor-called-bumble/?ncid=rss" target="_blank">Techcrunch</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bumble app aims to be a less shallow, less douchebag-friendly Tinder" alt="Bumble app aims to be a less shallow, less douchebag-friendly Tinder" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bumble_02.jpg?1416810090" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/bumble-app-aims-be-less-shallow-less-douchebag-friendly-tinder/news#comments Apps and Games iOS apps Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:37:57 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453802 at http://www.stuff.tv Jaguar wants you to keep your eyes on the road with JustDrive http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jaguar/jaguar-wants-you-keep-your-eyes-road-justdrive/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Interact with your car as though it&#039;s a Transformer or K.I.T.T from Knight Rider </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="Jaguar wants you to keep your eyes on the road with JustDrive" alt="Jaguar wants you to keep your eyes on the road with JustDrive" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/justdrive%20.jpg?1416894107" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jaguar&rsquo;s decided to cash in on the apps in your car phenomenon with its &lsquo;justDrive&rsquo; app for the Land Rover.</p> <p>What exactly is it? It&rsquo;s a way to hook up popular smartphone apps so you won&rsquo;t be distracted by them while you&rsquo;re driving. Of course, the sane, sensible and cheap way to go about it is to just ignore your phone but justDrive adds hands-free, voice-activated features to help you not get as distracted as you would be otherwise.</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"> Wait, you&#039;re not Siri </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 this is powered by CloudCar, a company that uses speech recognition that is good enough to allow you to speak to your car more naturally. Think of it as &ldquo;Hey, Siri&rdquo; but while you&rsquo;re in the driver&rsquo;s seat.</p> <p>An example given by the Jaguar release: you could dictate a message to justDrive, have the message read back to you and then it will be sent without you looking at a screen (and not the road).</p> <p>The apps that will work with justDrive include Spotify, Twitter and Yelp, just to name a few.</p> <p>Other possible uses? Asking justDrive to play you specific songs. So if you&rsquo;re monied enough to own a 2015 Land Rover or Jaguar F-Type vehicle, then you can be free to download justDrive. It will be made available for both iOS and Android. The iOS app will be launched first, made specifically for iOS 8 while the Android one will come later.<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/yB4P4zr2skw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jaguar">In other cool news about Jaguar, read it here</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/jaguar-incontrol-justdrive-app/" target="_blank">DigitalTrends</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <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="Jaguar wants you to keep your eyes on the road with JustDrive" alt="Jaguar wants you to keep your eyes on the road with JustDrive" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/justdrive%20land%20rover.jpg?1416894107" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/jaguar/jaguar-wants-you-keep-your-eyes-road-justdrive/news#comments Apps and Games Cars Jaguar Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:02:50 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453667 at http://www.stuff.tv Moleskine makes another connected notebook, this time with Adobe http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moleskine-makes-another-connected-notebook-time-adobe/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Likely to be a hit with those already using a Creative Cloud account </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="Moleskine makes another connected notebook, this time with Adobe" alt="Moleskine makes another connected notebook, this time with Adobe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/emoleskine.jpg?1416544783" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Moleskines: overpriced hipster notebooks or essential companion? We&#39;re not going into that debate but instead we will look at Moleskine&#39;s shiny new addition, the Moleskine Smart Notebook. Not too long ago, Moleskine tied up with Evernote to create a book that sort of, but not quite, synced up to your Evernote account. This time Moleskine&#39;s partnered with Adobe to create something that will work if you have a Creative Cloud membership and oh, the accompanying Moleskine app.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/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"> Sketch on paper, edit with the cloud </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How does the notebook work? First, download the app from the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moleskine-creative-cloud-connected/id940011729?mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a>. Sketch whatever you want in the notebook, take a picture of it with your iPhone or other iOS device and then upload it via the app to your Creative Cloud account.</p> <p>The image will be saved to your Creative Assets folder, that will be accessible to any of your Creative Cloud-enabled apps such as Photoshop and Illustrator.</p> <p>As to the price, it is US$32.95 and is currently on preorder. Sadly Moleskine Asia no longer ships outside Hong Kong, but you could still wait for the notebook to become officially available at a bookstore near you. Your best bet? Probably Kinokuniya.</p> <p>It&#39;s a nice concept but unless you already have a Creative Cloud account, then probably a regular old sketchbook might be your old school bet.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/tada-microsoft-unveils-its-microsoft-band-fitness-tracker/news">Microsoft&#39;s own fitness tracker</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://mymoleskine.moleskine.com/community/apps/creative_cloud.php" target="_blank">Moleskine</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/KYdu_mrVjEM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/moleskine-makes-another-connected-notebook-time-adobe/news#comments Apps and Games iOS apps Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:39:44 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453649 at http://www.stuff.tv Facebook Group no longer buried, finally sees light of day as an app http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/facebook-outs-another-app-time-it-s-your-groups/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This new dedicated app shows Facebook’s interested in owning a family of apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Facebook outs another app, this time it’s for your groups" alt="Facebook outs another app, this time it’s for your groups" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fbg.jpg?1416471110" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Let&rsquo;s face it &ndash; the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/facebook-chat-mobile-removed-make-you-download-standalone-messenger-app/news">Facebook Messenger app</a> wasn&rsquo;t as bit a hit as what the social media conglomerate expected to be. But that doesn&rsquo;t mean it&rsquo;s given up on pushing out more apps and adding on to its portfolio.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How it works </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When you access the app itself, it brings up all your Facebook groups, with the ones you use most frequently placed at the top. You&rsquo;ll also be able to manage memberships, view notifications, and seek new groups with the Facebook Groups Discover tab based on geography, interest, or browsing your friends&rsquo; groups.</p> <p>To simplify life even more, you can set any of these group icons directly on your home screen so you don&rsquo;t have to tap in and out of the app and the chat to respond to your messages &ndash; handy for those groups you communicate with more regularly.</p> <p>The Facebook Groups app is now available in all countries on both the Apple App store and the Google Play Store, but you&rsquo;ll still be able to access it from the main Facebook app and on desktop. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/you-could-soon-see-self-destructing-posts-facebook/news">Your Facebook post will self-destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2... &nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.sg/facebook-introduces-another-group-messaging-app-2014-11/#.VG1CUMfEaRd" target="_blank">Business Insider</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Facebook outs another app, this time it’s for your groups" alt="Facebook outs another app, this time it’s for your groups" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fbg2.jpg?1416471110" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/facebook-outs-another-app-time-it-s-your-groups/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/facebook-outs-another-app-time-it-s-your-groups/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games Facebook iOS apps Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:14:55 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453586 at http://www.stuff.tv 5 surefire ways of landing a cab on GrabTaxi, Hailo or Easy Taxi during peak hours in Singapore http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tips-taxi-drivers-5-ways-always-land-cab-app-during-peak-hour-singapore/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We talk to local taxi drivers to find out how to virtually hail a cab for sure when using third-party taxi-booking apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="5 surefire ways of landing a cab on GrabTaxi, Hailo or Easy Taxi during peak hours in Singapore" alt="5 surefire ways of landing a cab on GrabTaxi, Hailo or Easy Taxi during peak hou" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Driver%20found.png?1416465297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Why can&rsquo;t you get a cab every time you need one, despite there being thousands in Singapore?</p> <p class="p1">You could be calling every two minutes, standing by the road with your arm stretched out for the longest time. And even when you use a third-party booking app such as GrabTaxi, Hailo or Uber these days, there&#39;s no guarantee that you can land a ride even if you&#39;re willing to pay that booking fee.</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"> Indicate cash payment </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Some taxi-booking apps allow passengers to pay by their respective card systems which is handy for when they don&#39;t have cash. What&rsquo;s convenient for the passenger, however, is inconvenient for the taxi driver as that amount can take a few days to reach the driver&#39;s pocket. As everyone knows, cash is always king and that&rsquo;s also every taxi driver&rsquo;s preferred mode of payment.</p> <p><strong>Instead</strong>: Whenever possible, like when you&rsquo;re prompted to enter additional instructions for cab driver, state that you&rsquo;re paying by cash instead of card. Besides, how many times have you been delayed by the NETS machines&rsquo; inability to connect? Specifying that you&rsquo;re paying by cash will play a part in swaying the taxi driver your way.</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="Opting to pay by the booking app&#039;s card-driven payment system" alt="Tips from taxi drivers: 5 ways to always land a cab via app during peak hour in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cash%20is%20king.png?1416465297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Specifying your exact location </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A lot of passengers like to let taxi drivers figure out their exact location, despite it being a massive time-waster and source of stress for both driver and passenger.&nbsp;Just stating Vivocity won&rsquo;t cut it as the mall has more than one taxi stand/drop-off area.</p> <p><strong>Instead:</strong>&nbsp;Specify where you are. Entering &ldquo;Taxi stand near Giant Hypermarket&rdquo; might turn up better response and a less stressful experience as the taxi driver doesn&rsquo;t have to waste time circling the entire mall trying to locate you. It&#39;s little details like that that make a taxi driver more willing to pick you up as he knows he won&#39;t have to waste his time or fuel in figuring out where you are.</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="Not specifying your exact location" alt="Tips from taxi drivers: 5 ways to always land a cab via app during peak hour in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/location_0.png?1416465297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Stick to one taxi-booking app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Think using multiple apps at the same time gives you a better chance of getting a cab? You&rsquo;re wrong. Besides getting charged for cancellation in the event of landing multiple cabs, it&#39;s less likely that taxi drivers will accept your booking request.</p> <p><strong>Instead:</strong>&nbsp;Use one app, whatever it is. Cab drivers on different taxi booking platforms can see your request popping up across all of them. And if you&#39;re using multiple apps, there&#39;s a higher chance that you&#39;ll cancel on the taxi driver. Hence, a taxi driver would prefer steering away from such requests, and go for that passenger with a singular request instead.</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="Using multiple taxi booking apps " alt="Tips from taxi drivers: 5 ways to always land a cab via app during peak hour in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Iapps.jpg?1416465297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Offer a tip </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 massive crowd situations like post-National Day Parade, or even ZoukOut, you&rsquo;re tired and sweaty, and you&rsquo;re competing with heaps of people for a very limited number of cabs. There&rsquo;s one way to attract taxi drivers and that&rsquo;s money.</p> <p><strong>Instead:</strong>&nbsp;Use the field that&rsquo;s available in-app to input additional instructions, and state that you&rsquo;re willing to offer a small tip of S$3-5 on top of your taxi fare. If you&rsquo;re sharing a cab with friends, that works out to be only a small fee for each of you, a price that&rsquo;s totally worth paying for escaping the crowd unscathed.</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="Not offering a tip" alt="Tips from taxi drivers: 5 ways to always land a cab via app during peak hour in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tiptip.png?1416465297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Forget about hailing one </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Okay, this is kind of a Captain Obvious moment, but we have to say it. Hate that feeling of available cabs blatantly ignoring your frantically waving outstretched arm, especially in the CBD area? That&rsquo;s because demand is high in the area, and taxi drivers know they will have no shortage of bookings.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Instead:</strong> You can either continue waiting in vain, or turn to an app to lessen your waiting woes. GrabTaxi has the largest driver base out of all the taxi booking apps so you might have a better chance. Yes, there&#39;s a booking fee, but what&#39;s the difference between waiting and paying when time is money? Life is too short to spend it waiting in frustration.</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="Not using a booking app at all" alt="Tips from taxi drivers: 5 ways to always land a cab via app during peak hour in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apps.png?1416465297" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/tips-taxi-drivers-5-ways-always-land-cab-app-during-peak-hour-singapore/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tips-taxi-drivers-5-ways-always-land-cab-app-during-peak-hour-singapore/feature#comments Apps and Games Transport Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:36:21 +0000 Elissa Loi 1453513 at http://www.stuff.tv Dragon Age fans, the Inquisition is coming for you at 11pm http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dragon-age-fans-inquisition-coming-you-11pm/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preloaded game owners who pre-ordered can start playing tonight at 11pm </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="Dragon Age fans, the Inquisition is coming for you at 11pm" alt="Dragon Age fans, the Inquisition is coming for you at 11pm" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/dragon%20age%203.jpg?1416218745" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you believe the game reviews so far, Dragon Age:Inquisition (DA:I) looks set to be the best fantasy RPG of the year. It officially releases tonight at 11pm, MY/SG time but you can preload the game in advance as of Nov 15.</p> <p>It is an over 20GB download on PC but it&#39;s twice that on consoles, so if you have already bought the game best get to downloading, stat.</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"> Skryim? Never heard of it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dragon Age II had proved a massive disappointment to fans, with accusations of EA rushing the game too fast and unfavourable comparisons to that other dragon-killing game, Skyrim.</p> <p>Fortunately Bioware responded well, promising that the next Dragon Age would not suck. The game&#39;s launch was even pushed to Nov 18 this year from its earlier Fall 2013 release date so as to deliver a game with as much polish as you could expect from first release.</p> <p>What can you expect from DA:I? It&#39;ll be a lot more like the original Dragon Age: Origins, allowing a lot of character customisation as well as a strong focus on crafting and customisation. Reviews so far estimate that the more open world nature of the game will deliver up to 70-80 hours of gameplay, and that&#39;s not even taking into account the new (for Dragon Age) multiplayer feature.</p> <p>If you played Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, you can carry over your decisions from those games by saving them in the <a href="http://www.gamespot.com/articles/video-explains-how-dragon-age-inquisition-lets-you/1100-6423272/" target="_blank">Dragon Age Keep</a>, a website that helps you custom create the world of Thedas as you like it.</p> <p>On a sadder note, spare a feel for your gamer brethren in India, where<a href="http://help.ea.com/in/article/dragon-age-inquisition-not-available-in-india/" target="_blank"> DA:I has been banned </a>apparently for portraying homosexual relationships in the game. Redditors have confirmed the ban, that has led to Origin having to <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/dragonage/comments/2mcnh5/purchasing_dai_on_origin_in_india/">cancel orders in the country</a>. With cases like this, it looks like there will still be a market for physical game copies.</p> <p>The game is on ready to purchase on<a href="http://www.origin.com"> Origin</a> so hop to it, wannabe dragon slayers!</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/how-football-manager-changed-beautiful-game/feature">How Football Manager changed the beautiful game</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="Dragon Age fans, the Inquisition is coming for you at 11pm" alt="Dragon Age fans, the Inquisition is coming for you at 11pm" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dragon%20age%203_b.jpg?1416218745" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/dragon-age-fans-inquisition-coming-you-11pm/news#comments Apps and Games Console games Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:36:52 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453359 at http://www.stuff.tv Bruvelo is the most finicky coffee lover’s best friend http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bruvelo-most-finicky-coffee-lover-s-best-friend/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With an app, you can make coffee exactly the way you want it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bruvelo is the most finicky coffee lover’s best friend" alt="Bruvelo is the most finicky coffee lover’s best friend" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bruvelo%2001.jpg?1416017641" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the rate Kickstarter is going, you&rsquo;d be forgiven for thinking it was created mainly to fund 3D printers, geek toys and coffee machines. Bruvelo is, yes, a coffee machine but it promises to be &ldquo;simple, smart, and to do one thing - extremely well&rdquo;.</p> <p>This crowdfunded project is all about a machine that lets you go down to the minutiae when it comes to making coffee. You first start by choosing one of three &lsquo;flavour profiles&rsquo;: delicate, balanced or robust.</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"> Coffee exactly how you want it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can then fiddle with temperature, the ground coffee-to-water ratio and the steep time for your particular bean.</p> <p>The Bruvelo includes a ceramic burr grinder, a weigh scale that has an accuracy of 0.1g to carefully measure out how much coffee you need, and a coconut shell carbon block water filter.</p> <p>Throughout the process, the Bruvelo maintains a 199F (92.8 celsius) temperature &ndash; or you can have the app maintain a different temperature if you choose.</p> <p>Another interesting touch: while the Bruvelo uses a standard 01 paper coffee filter, it takes the extra step to rinse said filter before brewing begins.</p> <p>How much for your very own Wi-Fi enabled barista? US$350 (S$452.89) which, while not cheap, also includes shipping. Considering a really good espresso machine could cost about that or more, on paper the Bruvelo isn&rsquo;t a bad deal.</p> <p>It currently has a week left to hit its US$150,000 target and is at US$117,215. So go ahead and pledge if you want to boast to your friends about your perfect coffee machine.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/crowdfunding">More crowdfunding projects to throw your money at!</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1003294547/bruvelo-smart-wifi-connected-pour-over-coffee-brew" target="_blank">Kickstarter</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="Bruvelo is the most finicky coffee lover’s best friend" alt="Bruvelo is the most finicky coffee lover’s best friend" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bruvelo%2002.jpg?1416017641" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/bruvelo-most-finicky-coffee-lover-s-best-friend/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bruvelo-most-finicky-coffee-lover-s-best-friend/news#comments Apps and Games Crowdfunding Kitchen Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:05:30 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453153 at http://www.stuff.tv