Windows Phone apps http://www.stuff.tv/sg/windows-phone/windows-phone-apps/news en-SG Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other secret features that exist in WhatsApp http://www.stuff.tv/sg/post-apairofblueticks-world-10-other-messaging-features-you-might-not-be-aware-whatsapp/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update: Your friendships are back in the safe zone, you can now disable those cursed blue ticks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware of in WhatsApp" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/whatsapp_0.jpg?1416381013" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What a furor WhatsApp caused with a colour change in its double ticks.</p> <p class="p1">Its latest update confirmed what we&rsquo;ve always suspected (but never bothered ascertaining) all along, that the ticks showed when your messages were delivered, and now read.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1) Begone, blue ticks of misery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sometimes we need to glance at a message, and then take a little time to formulate a response as we carry on with the rest of our day. All that, without having the sender realise that we actually looked at said message five hours ago. But the inception of the double blue ticks took that privilege away.</p> <p>Recently though, the chat app has realised the error of its ways and silently come up with a workaround. The liberty of message-mulling is ours again.</p> <p><strong>How</strong>: Users can just access Privacy via Settings and disable Read Receipts. However, this feature is currently only available to Android users who are on the all new beta version of the app.</p> <p>If you&#39;re that desperate though, you have to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whatsapp.com/android/" target="_blank">download the beta</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;head to your Android phone&#39;s settings, enable Unknown Sources to install the APK file&nbsp;as it&#39;s not in the Google Play Store yet. There, now it&#39;s time to iron out the kinks in your friendships that the blue ticks have caused. The rest of us will just have to wait for a future update.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Begone, blue ticks of misery" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/disable%20blue%20ticks_0.png?1416381013" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2) See when your messages are read </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Think the double blue ticks are the worst thing to happen to relationships since Last Seen? Think again. There&rsquo;s another way to cause upset and destroy friendships, and in a very specific way at that. More than finding out your message has been read, you can see the exact time your message was successfully delivered, and the exact time your message was read if you choose to stick with the ticks.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How:</strong>&nbsp;Go to any of your WhatsApp chats, tap and hold on any of the messages you&rsquo;ve sent in that chat, followed by the Info option. For iOS users, you can also drag towards the left to reveal a window which will show the time your message was delivered and subsequently read. Works for group messages too with the window listing the time each participant read the message. Guess you can no longer get away with WhatsApp murder.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="See when your messages are read" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/More%20info.jpg?1416381013" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3) Tied to your number </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re overseas and you get a new data sim, there&rsquo;s no need to register the new number attached to the SIM and have to reintroduce yourself to all your WhatsApp contacts when you can just continue WhatsApping using your normal number.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How</strong>: When you put your new SIM in and activate WhatsApp, you&rsquo;ll be prompted by the messaging service to register the new number. But doing so will mess up your contacts list. Just ignore the pop-up or cancel it and your WhatsApp should work linked to your old number, while using your new data SIM.</p> <p class="p1">[Image credit: <a href="http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/whatsapp-tips-tricks/" target="_blank">Hongkiat.com</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="473" title="Tied to your number" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/change-phone-number_0.jpg?1416381013" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4) Sending public messages privately </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;ve got a generic announcement to make, like an invite to a weekend bbq. And you don&rsquo;t want to do it on the loudmouth platform that is Facebook, this feature works in pretty much the same way as BCC-ing people in an email. Your recipients will get the message like it&rsquo;s a privately composed one, unbeknownst to the fact that you&rsquo;ve sent the exact same one to 342 other people. Sincerity? What&#39;s that?</p> <p><strong>How:</strong>&nbsp;On the top left hand corner of your WhatsApp Chats window, just below the search bar, you&rsquo;ll notice a Broadcast Lists. Tap on it for the option to create a new list of contacts you want your message to go out to (like the people on your birthday party guestlist, or your harem of girlfriends who might not know about one another&hellip;). And message away like you would normally.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sending public messages privately " alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/broadcast.png?1416381013" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5) Back it up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Worried about losing your year&rsquo;s worth of messages? You don&rsquo;t have to. WhatsApp knows how precious your chat history is to you and secures it all for you in the cloud.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How:</strong> iPhone users get the option of backing their chat history to iCloud automatically on a daily/weekly/monthly schedule. If it&rsquo;s only selected chat histories you desire, click on the chat you want, then the user&rsquo;s name and finally email conversation to yourself or whoever else.</p> <p class="p1">Android users will find the file within the WhatsApp folder in their phone. Switching Android phones? Make sure that file, found in WhatsApp &gt; Databases and named msgstore.db.crypt7, is copied and transferred to the exact same folder in your new Android device.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Back it up" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/backup_0.png?1416381013" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6) Shortcuts to conversations </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If there are certain people you converse with more than the others, almost on a minute to minute basis, it might be a good idea to create a shortcut for them directly on your homescreen so you don&rsquo;t have to keep opening and closing WhatsApp just to talk to them alone.</p> <p><strong>How:</strong>&nbsp;Tap and hold on the chat (group or individual) of your choice and a tab will pop up. Select the Add Conversation Shortcut option and the chat in question will appear as the person&#39;s profile photo on your mobile desktop. Unfortunately this only applies for Android users and not iPhone ones. Sorry guys.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Shortcuts to conversations" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/convo%20shortcut.png?1416381013" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7) Saving media </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When you&rsquo;re on a 2GB data plan, every MB counts. You don&rsquo;t want to be slapped with a hefty bill at the end of the month from sending stupid shareable memes and screenshots of every little thing. There&rsquo;s a way to make sure that all that heavy-duty image sending won&rsquo;t eat up what little complimentary data you might have in your plan.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How</strong>: Go to Settings, then Chat Settings and then Auto-Download and tweak the settings for how you want your received media to be downloaded. Choose Wi-Fi if you don&rsquo;t want to overload your data plan. Alternatively, you can trigger downloads manually by switching Auto-Download to Never. You can also save the hassle of having to clean up your camera roll every so often by tweaking Save Incoming Media off.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Saving media" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/save%20media.png?1416381013" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8) Keeping group chats on the down low </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As WhatsApp becomes the go-to chat app for more and more people, the likelihood of making group decisions gets carried over as well. So if you&rsquo;re always getting added to new group chats filled with strangers (you social butterfly, you), you might want to keep certain details private until those strangers become friends.</p> <p><strong>How:</strong>&nbsp;Head to Settings, Privacy, and then tweak your Last Seen, Profile Photo and Status to retain a bit of mystery. Choose to share them with Everyone, or only your Contacts, or Nobody at all. Unfortunately, there&rsquo;s nothing you can do about hiding your phone number.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Keeping group chats on the down low" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/privacy%20somewhat.png?1416381013" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9) Mute group chats </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;re all in at least a few group chats at any one time, created because someone (likely the group admin) was bored. People tend to get overzealous in chats, especially since WhatsApp allows group conversations of up to 50 participants. Who hasn&rsquo;t woken up to the horror of 100+ unread messages fuelled by a night of boredom?</p> <p><strong>How:&nbsp;</strong>To prevent yourself from being woken up by the constant lighting up of your smartphone screen, you can (a) either turn it down screenwards or (b) Mute the offending group chat. Tap on the group chat of your choice, then the name to bring up Group Info where you will find the option to Mute the chat for eight hours to one week or a year. Alternatively, you can exit it altogether.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Mute group chats" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mutey%20mute.png?1416381013" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10) Staying selectively notified </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not all group chats are created equal as some are filled with nothing but white noise. And it&rsquo;s exactly those group chats you want to ignore until you get some down time to sieve through everything that&rsquo;s been said. On the flipside, there are the group chats you want to stay on top of like ones deciding dinner plans for the night and so on. Here&rsquo;s how you can stay selectively notified.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How</strong>: Go to the significant group chats, tap on the name to bring up Group Info and then Custom Notifications. There, you can select a custom message alert for the group chats of your choice. All you have to do now is remember which alert tone you assigned to which group chat. This customisation is only applicable for group chats though.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Staying selectively notified" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/customizzzzze.png?1416381013" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 11) Find out the truth about where your friend is </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All of us have been a victim of that &ldquo;On the way&rdquo; lie when the person in question is still in bed. To prevent yourself from ever getting duped again, insist that the contact shares his current location with you by tapping on the arrow icon next to the text box and then Share Location. We hear you protest that he can still manually enter the location he&rsquo;s supposedly at. Which is true, but there&rsquo;s a way of getting around it.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How</strong>: The way the location appears is a clue to whether he sent his current location, or whether he chose to enter the location he&rsquo;s purportedly at. If it&rsquo;s the GPS-based location he&rsquo;s at, the location share will appear as a dropped pin, but if it&rsquo;s a location he had to enter, its address will appear beside the dropped pin. Feel free to call him out on it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Find out the truth about where your friend is" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/location.png?1416381013" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disable those accursed blue ticks in WhatsApp! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Also, more features you might not be aware of </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsapp_0.jpg?1416381013" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/post-apairofblueticks-world-10-other-messaging-features-you-might-not-be-aware-whatsapp/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/post-apairofblueticks-world-10-other-messaging-features-you-might-not-be-aware-whatsapp/feature#comments Android apps iOS apps Smartphones Windows Phone apps Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:38:01 +0000 Elissa Loi 1452713 at http://www.stuff.tv When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwide http://www.stuff.tv/sg/when-words-aren-t-enough-line-s-most-popular-sticker-sets-internationally/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From India to Korea, these are the Creators Market&#039;s most popular sticker downloads that show how one country&#039;s idea of cute can drastically differ from another&#039;s </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwide" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/line.png?1416221981" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just like standards of beauty, the idea of cute differs from country to country.</p> <p>And if anyone should have a better idea of that, it&#39;d be Line, home to&nbsp;strangely adorable mascots and imaginative stickers that can be used in its chat and camera apps.&nbsp;In order to figure that out, we asked our friends at Line to for their top Creators Market downloads all over the world to give you an insight into the often interesting cultural connotations of cute. Read on to see what we mean.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> #1 in Japan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Three words: What. Is. This? But we guess the unexpected (a euphemism for crazy) is exactly what you can expect from offbeat Japan.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1014216/en" target="_blank">Download Japan Electric Union here&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Japan Electric Union" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jap.png?1416221981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> #1 in Korea </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This we get, three adorable animals doing things together adorably. Universally cute, and unsurprising considering Korea&#39;s obsession with all things awww.</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1016927/en" target="_blank">Download Herbivore Trio here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Herbivore Trio" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/korea.png?1416221981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> #2 in Korea </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>However, this we don&#39;t. Banana Guy is a peeled banana which has kept his peel as an oddly fetching fashion accessory.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1020835/en" target="_blank">Download Banana Guy here&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Banana Guy" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/banana%20guy.png?1416221981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> #1 in India </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not quite Ben Affleck and not really traditional devil is this unconventionally coloured demon with a cultured golfing side.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1009943/en" target="_blank">Download Daredevil here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Daredevil" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/daredevil.png?1416221981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> #1 in Mexico </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Described as &quot;the little lord of the bottom of the ocean&quot;, Little Cutethulu is a child-friendly version of H. P. Lovecraft&#39;s original evil Cthulhu and for some peculiar reason, wildly popular in Mexico. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1014045/en" target="_blank">Download Little Cutethulu here&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Little Cutethulu" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/little.png?1416221981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> #2 in Mexico </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Then we see this and it starts to make a little sense. Is Mexico obsessed with extraterrestrial lifeforms? But we guess you can put a pair of giant eyes on anything and it automatically qualifies as cute.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1004053/en" target="_blank">Download Alien Chihuahua here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Alien Chihuahua" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alien%20chihuahua.png?1416221981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> #2 in USA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bizarrely enough, a sketchy poodle by the name of Pom is what US-based Line users are punctuating their chats with. We can&#39;t help but wonder if they understand Japanese...</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1005718/en" target="_blank">Download Pom here&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Pom" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pom.png?1416221981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> #2 in Spain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Meanwhile in Spain, a simply drawn jellyfish with only four tentacles accounts for the second most number of downloads.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://store.line.me/stickershop/product/1013588/en" target="_blank">Download James the Jellyfish here&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="James the Jellyfish" alt="When words aren’t enough: the top weird and wonderful Line sticker sets worldwid" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jelly.png?1416221981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Inspired? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you think you can draw as well, if not better than these guys, head over to <a href="https://creator.line.me/en/howto/" target="_blank">Line&#39;s Creators Market</a> to register, submit your original stickers and wait for the big bucks to come rolling in.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The weird and popular world of Line stickers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When words aren&#039;t enough to express your creativity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/line_0.png?1416221884" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/when-words-aren-t-enough-line-s-most-popular-sticker-sets-internationally/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/when-words-aren-t-enough-line-s-most-popular-sticker-sets-internationally/feature#comments Android apps iOS apps Windows Phone apps Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:50:09 +0000 Elissa Loi 1452956 at http://www.stuff.tv Video is the new text, says Skype Qik http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/video-new-text-says-skype-qik/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New standalone Skype app lets you send short video messages to one or many </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Qik-iphone-1.jpg?1413345856" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you press the record button in Microsoft&#39;s shiny new Skype Qik app, you have 42 seconds to record a video message. Choose a contact, hit &lsquo;send&rsquo;. Boom.</p> <p>Choose many contacts, make them into a group, send them all the same message. Boom.&nbsp;</p> <p>On the Tube or got no signal? Record and send messages anyway; they&rsquo;ll go when they can. Boom.&nbsp;</p> <p>No time to record a reply to someone&rsquo;s message? Send one of your pre-recorded Quik Fliks. Boom.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That&rsquo;s outlined the &lsquo;what&rsquo; of this app, but what about the &lsquo;why&rsquo;?&nbsp;</p> <p>Of its main app and service &ndash; and it went to great pains to establish that the two are separate; that &lsquo;Skype&rsquo; stays untouched by this newness &ndash; people mostly approach video calling with a very premeditated attitude.</p> <p>Skype calls are normally planned or regularly scheduled and last, on average, for 45 minutes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Qik, on the other hand, is designed to be an instant cure for your video messaging fix.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s also easier, if you&rsquo;re on the hoof, to record a quick video message than it is to try and trot and type, especially with increasingly larger slabs of smartphone goodness filling up our struggling hands.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Qik-android-1.jpg?1413345856" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Privacy fans will be pleased to hear that each Qik video clip is deleted automatically after two weeks, both on your device and everyone else&#39;s.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can also, at any point, delete a single clip. They&rsquo;re stored locally, and not in the cloud, so no need to worry about l337 hackers wrapping their mitts around your latest video of Mr Tibbles yawning.</p> <p>If you fancy taking it for a spin then you can try out Skype Quik for free on Android, Windows and iOS from today. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/30-best-free-apps-android/feature" target="_blank">30 of the best free Android apps</a></strong></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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/s3i_Fss5PuM" 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/video-new-text-says-skype-qik/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/video-new-text-says-skype-qik/news#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Microsoft Windows Phone apps Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:30:20 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1450287 at http://www.stuff.tv Uniquely Sing-app-orean: Entertainer review http://www.stuff.tv/sg/uniquely-sing-app-orean-entertainer-review/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s got two things all Singaporeans love: good food and great deals </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="Uniquely Sing-app-orean: Entertainer review" alt="Uniquely Sing-app-orean: Entertainer review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Entertainer_0.jpg?1412822976" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">If you enjoy eating at restaurants and staying in luxurious hotels, this app will save you money. A lot of money. </p> <p dir="ltr">In fact, the more you use it, the more money you save. That&rsquo;s because it&rsquo;s full of one-for-one deals at great restaurants all around Singapore, as well as hotels around the region. </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/melvin-tang" title="View user profile.">Melvin Tang</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"> MEAL FOR TWO, PRICED FOR 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 dir="ltr">What&rsquo;s better than a nice dinner at a fancy restaurant? Saving money while you&rsquo;re at it, and that&rsquo;s exactly what Entertainer does. Basically, every voucher in the book lets you get two of something for the price of one, though you can only use one voucher for every two people present. You&rsquo;ll also need to check with each vendor what&rsquo;s eligible for use with the voucher beforehand &ndash; usually you can&rsquo;t use it with anything with portions for more than one person &ndash; and public holidays and their eves are off-limits. </p> <p>When you can use the voucher however, it&rsquo;s great. For example, each full purchase of Entertainer Singapore gives you three one-for-one vouchers for main courses at the <a href="http://www.fat-cow.com.sg/">Fat Cow</a>. With mains setting you back between $58 and $288 each, that&rsquo;s theoretical savings of approximately $180 to $870. If you were planning to splash the cash by eating there already, it&rsquo;s phenomenal.&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="Uniquely Sing-app-orean: Entertainer review" alt="Uniquely Sing-app-orean: Entertainer review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/meal%20for%20two_0.jpg?1412822976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get Entertainer here </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Price: Free (you still have to purchase membership to unlock the vouchers)</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/the-entertainer/id702813714?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Entertainer for iOS</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.theentertainerme.entertainer" target="_blank">Download Entertainer for Google Play </a></p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/the-entertainer/3bf61016-a92d-4e7d-b78f-246363ea3271" target="_blank">Download Entertainer for Windows Phone</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> SPOILT FOR CHOICE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The Fat Cow is just one of 383 merchants where you can use Entertainer vouchers in Singapore. It&rsquo;s not an exhaustive list of every restaurant in the country, but at least several popular ones are covered, such as the Marmalade Pantry, the White Rabbit, and Au Petit Salut. There are a couple of spas, attractions, and activities in Singapore that you could use vouchers at too.</p> <p dir="ltr">Overseas however, is a different story &ndash; instead of meals, the app has offers for 126 hotels and spa treatments across Asia, including popular destinations like Bangkok and Bali. That means you could get two nights&#39; hotel stay for the price of one on your next holiday. The same one voucher per two people limitation applies, but that doesn&rsquo;t stop you from going to different hotels in the same city.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Uniquely Sing-app-orean: Entertainer review" alt="Uniquely Sing-app-orean: Entertainer review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spoilt%20for%20choice_0.jpg?1412822976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Uniquely Sing-app-orean: Entertainer review" alt="Uniquely Sing-app-orean: Entertainer review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_8425.jpg?1412822976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> SPEND MONEY TO SAVE MONEY </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Membership might be slightly pricey at S$95, but considering how much you can save with it, the app practically pays for itself the more you use it. It&rsquo;s a yearly fee (only for 2014) though, so it obviously makes more sense to buy it at the beginning of each year. </p> <p>At this point of time, it makes more sense to get the monthly membership at S$19 a month, though it won&rsquo;t unlock the full list of merchants. If you&rsquo;re still not sure whether you&rsquo;d like to save money, you can try the 14-day trial with free vouchers for selected merchants only.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="425" title="Uniquely Sing-app-orean: Entertainer review" alt="Uniquely Sing-app-orean: Entertainer review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pay.jpg?1412822976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Uniquely Sing-app-orean: Entertainer review" alt="Uniquely Sing-app-orean: Entertainer review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_8440.jpg?1412822976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Want more essential apps for living in Singapore? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">We aren&#39;t just giving you one essential app to download. There are 50 apps that you&#39;ll need if you want to live the good life in Singapore. But good things come to those who deserve it. And you definitely deserve it, if you purchase a copy of the October issue of Stuff Singapore.</p> <p>Grab a copy from the newsstand now. Tree hugger, you are? Mmm, then <a href="http://www.campaignasia.com/stuff-subscription" target="_blank">subscribe now</a> to get a copy delivered to your doorstep. Or you know, go digital and get it on Magzter for your <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/magzter-magazine-book-store/id412163953?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dci.magzter" target="_blank">Android </a>devices now.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/uniquely-sing-app-orean-entertainer-review/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/uniquely-sing-app-orean-entertainer-review/feature#comments Android apps iOS apps Sing-app-ore Windows Phone apps Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:42:02 +0000 Melvin Tang 1449649 at http://www.stuff.tv New tweak in Uber app makes it easier for drivers to bring you to your destination http://www.stuff.tv/sg/uber-tweaks-app-offer-seamless-end-end-service/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Its newly integrated turn-by-turn navigation saves precious seconds of your time </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="Uber tweaks app to offer seamless end-to-end service" alt="Uber tweaks app to offer seamless end-to-end service" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/uber%2001_0.jpg?1408068635" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For many cosmopolitan urban dwellers, Uber has filled a huge void &ndash; car service may be unreliable and cabs and public transportation will always remain overly noisy, cramped and otherwise disruptive. But the company is taking steps to make the experience even better.</p> <p>Wednesday marked a new day for Uber regulars as the company rolled out two rather significant features to its apps &ndash; one for the driver and one for the rider.</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"> Cheaper, faster, better? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Guess what, the second feature directly complements the first. Passengers can now enter their destination directly into the app, which we suppose is what helps the app supply and retrieve the directions to feed the driver later. But that&rsquo;s the back-end. On the front-end, the two combined means your car comes to pick you up and you&rsquo;re immediately whisked off to your destination as soon as you close the door.</p> <p>Uber also assures us that the destination entered is kept away from the driver&rsquo;s side, to ensure fares can&rsquo;t be cherrypicked. Drivers are only informed of the passenger&rsquo;s destination at pick-up.</p> <p>Uber started as a niche venture in San Francisco, bringing comfortable, personalized, on-demand car service. It has expanded its business to over 40 countries around the world including cities in the UK, South Africa, India, Malaysia and Singapore. The company has also introduced UberX in certain countries &ndash; a venture to bring the Uber experience at cheaper prices.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://Uber tweaks app to offer seamless end-to-end service" target="_blank">Uber</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/what-you-need-know-about-grabcar/feature">What you need to know about GrabCar</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="Uber tweaks app to offer seamless end-to-end service" alt="Uber tweaks app to offer seamless end-to-end service" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/uber%2002.jpg?1408068635" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/uber-tweaks-app-offer-seamless-end-end-service/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/uber-tweaks-app-offer-seamless-end-end-service/news#comments Apps and Games Windows Phone apps Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:40:53 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1444818 at http://www.stuff.tv 15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don't cost a single cent http://www.stuff.tv/sg/windows-8/15-best-free-windows-phone-apps/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make the most of your Windows phone with these horizon-expanding apps </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="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/windowsphone.jpg?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Windows naysayers would describe the Windows Phone Store as a desolate landscape, void of any form of intelligent app life when compared to the lusher Android and iOS ecosystems. But they couldn&#39;t be more wrong.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CamScanner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There you are, doing your expenses claim, when you realise it took you so long to do it, the ink has faded. We feel your pain.&nbsp;</p> <p>Fortunately, CamScanner offers you a better way.&nbsp;Use the app to take a photo of your receipt and&nbsp;you can continue working on it via your phone. The app recognises and enhances text from your scanned documents and allows you to extract entire pieces of text for easier information consolidation.</p> <p>You can even use it to convert text documents to PDFs without having to enter text manually, saving you a whole load of time that could be better spent lounging on the couch. You can also work collaboratively by making annotations on a document across devices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/camscanner/d991ee36-dc78-41e1-9406-0943f13c70fb" target="_blank">Download CamScanner here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="CamScanner" alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/camscanner.png?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Fresh Paint </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 very creative Fresh Paint upgrades the finger-painting experience with an assortment of sophisticated tools. So whether it&rsquo;s doodling a handlebar moustache on your boss or attempting a Van Gogh from scratch, nothing but your talent&rsquo;s the limit with these modern tools at your disposal.</p> <p>Begin on an empty canvas or use Bing to search images (which you can also transform into watercolour or pencil sketch, depending on the mode you like to work in) to doodle upon. Mix your paints, test out brush style and change stroke fineness on a very believable palette that you can even smudge colours on.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/fresh-paint/ab89f9f8-f78b-4fa0-a244-c87d53c14319" target="_blank">Download Fresh Paint here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="603" height="498" title="Fresh Paint" alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fresh%20Paint.jpg?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Plonk </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Find your perfect red with this sommelier of an app. Educate yourself on the different grape types that go into making each wine, pairing the right white with the right type of food, and our favourite bit - the correct pronounciation of wine and grape names (very important when wanting to impress a potential mate).</p> <p>It has all the information you need to be a certified wine snob. Just remember to deliver your wine trivia with a hint of ze French accent to be completely believeable.</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/plonk/996a2884-15c8-4ad2-bb17-9ca79175f7f9" target="_blank">Download Plonk here&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Plonk " alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/plonk.png?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DubStep Pad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hone your DJ skills one tap at a time: DubStep Pad offers an&nbsp;as-long-as-you-have-fingers kind of easy&nbsp;interface to create your own short tracks.</p> <p>With 36 different sound samples to choose from (and more sample packs available for S$1.99 each), you can loop sections and adjust pitch to create your own dubstep din, er, we mean hit. Even if you smack the multicoloured pads at random, there&#39;s a chance you&#39;ll come up with a reasonable rhythm, given the state of music these days.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/dubstep-pad/9fc3e9b7-bfb1-4b5c-838f-18022bc34c78" target="_blank">Download DubStep Pad here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="DubStep Pad" alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dubstep%20pad.png?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> 627 .AM </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This basic but beautiful wake-me-up app is the perfect morning companion. Aside from making sure you get up on time, you&rsquo;ll be faced with all the information (weather forecast, a reminder to call in sick, another to replenish food in the fridge before you starve to death) you need, laid out beautifully for you to hit the ground running once you force your eyes open.</p> <p>But like it or not, the maximum snooze limit of nine minutes still sticks. Someone needs to make an app to prolong that.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/627-am/d19a5abb-3f65-490a-98bc-c11e278dfddd" target="_blank">Download 627 .AM here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="627 .AM " alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/627.png?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MovieJax </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fancy yourself as some sort of amateur Tarantino? Even if you aren&#39;t the biggest tech-head in the world, this attractive and intuitive app is idiot-proof, letting you make your own home videos swiftly with easy-to-understand instructions on how to trim your video clips and add your own audio files on top of them.</p> <p>Customise them further by adding text and photos, and pepper your moving images with timed stills, and you&#39;ve got yourself a contender for the Home Movies Oscars. However, the free version only allows you to make videos of up to 30 seconds, which is still six times better than Vine. If you prefer to make longer epics, fork over S$3.99 for the full version.</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/moviejax/01cf0638-a5da-4819-a0d1-57edfcf0500d" target="_blank">Download MovieJax here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="MovieJax" alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moviejax.png?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hipstamatic Oggl </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This hip photo editing app offers users the option of post-editing with Hipstamatic&rsquo;s five lenses and five types of film, with the integrated convenience of uploading straight on to Instagram within the app itself.&nbsp;Prefer passivity? Oggl at other users&rsquo; shots.</p> <p>If you can&rsquo;t decide how to shoot, there are five situational shooting modes (Portrait, Landscape, Nightlife, Food, and Sunset) to fall back on every time. If you have a Nokia Lumia 1020, there&#39;s even a special version of the app - Hipstamatic Oggl Pro - that was specifically created to make the most of the Lumia 1020&#39;s massive 41MP eye.</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/hipstamatic-oggl/7e4e9622-6f64-4594-a921-72ff0930e572" target="_blank">Download Hipstamatic Oggl here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Hipstamatic Oggl" alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hipstamatic_0.png?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Papyrus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Write faster than you type? Then you&rsquo;ll find this note-taking app very handy. Papyrus transforms your Windows Phone into an upgraded notepad that you can also import images into. Take notes the old-fashioned way (with finger or stylus) and then make sure they&#39;re actually legible via the magic of modern technology.</p> <p>Get more features including a shape tool with the Tool Pack (S$4.49) and the added option of exporting your notes as PDFs via Cloud Services (S$4.49).</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/papyrus/2403f3f9-dd1a-46b6-a975-c955f78f85ed" target="_blank">Download Papyrus here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Papyrus" alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/papyrus_0.png?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Telegram Messenger Beta </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Take your compulsive group chats to a whole new level with Telegram Messenger. It allows you to participate in group chats with up to 200 people, in the unlikely even that you even have that many friends in the first place.</p> <p>Claiming to be the fastest and most secure messaging app to date, the app features Secret Chats that promise end-to-end encryption of messages that you can also set to self-destruct, which means you can send across that private photo... of your boss dozing off in a meeting to another colleague. But what we liked most was the ability to share videos of up to 1GB in size.&nbsp;</p> <p>Everything you send is safe and snug in the cloud, and accessible from other devices. Your only problem now is to get your group off WhatsApp and on to this so you can get the party started.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/telegram-messenger-beta/945b96a7-aadc-4dd0-806a-c2d1e0e6ca9a" target="_blank">Download Telegram Messenger Beta here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Telegram Messenger Beta" alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/telegram.png?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TED </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>TED (not the talking bear but the non-profit group behind the mind-opening talks) has recently joined the growing stable of apps in the Windows Phone Store. Why waste time snoozing on your commute when you can learn form the best minds in existance?</p> <p>Spanning a myriad of topics from tech to religion, TED has featured everyone from Steve Jobs to JJ Abrams. And if you should fall asleep, there&#39;s still a chance you might be enlightened subconsciously. But don&#39;t take our word for it.</p> <p class="p3"><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/ted/c32dccd6-ca6c-40d8-a197-230766d59fa2" target="_blank">Download TED here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="TED" alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ted.png?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lock pic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What&#39;s the point of that big beautiful Nokia Lumia screen if not to display pictures in all their pixel-perfection? Outsource lockscreen beautification to sites such as Bing and Flickr to ensure that your lockscreen never has to suffer the humiliation of your talentless photo-taking again.</p> <p>While sources might be limited to four other sites and your own camera roll, there&#39;s more than enough images out there to ensure you never have to look at the same thing. Search for keywords to rotate photos through time settings of 30 minutes, every two hours or once a day. Just make sure you stay with safe words or you might be unpleasantly surprised when the picture changes.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/lock-pic/b6f31ad1-dedf-431a-9b4d-6781e4937d0c" target="_blank">Download Lock Pic here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Lock pic" alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lockpic.png?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ooVoo </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 video-call specialist makes sure you see your calling counterpart in HD clarity. If one-to-ones aren&#39;t quite your thing, your social butterfly side will appreciate the ability to participate in video calls with up to 12 people.</p> <p>While video calling might be old hat these days, Oovoo delivers it with finesse, promising voice clarity with echo cancellation, so it won&#39;t confuse your 12-strong group chat even more. Plus, you can keep in touch with the rest of your friends via normal messages even when you&#39;re on a video call. Since the app is available across the other main platforms, as long as your friend has a phone running on iOS or Android, you&#39;ll be video-chatting in no time.</p> <p class="p3"><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/oovoo-video-call/7b7772c6-3fe6-4dc1-a6cf-b611777a9781" target="_blank">Download Oovoo here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="ooVoo " alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oovoo.png?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Life360 Family Locator </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Welcome to the tech age of parenting. Keep tabs on the more wayward members of your family, and be notified when they reach a location safely so you don&#39;t even have to call to check in with them.</p> <p>It&#39;s not just limited to kin, though - you can also add friends into Circles to coordinate gatherings, and make sure that perpetually late pal of yours isn&#39;t fibbing about his ETA. Should you run into a spot of trouble, all you need to do is hit the Notify My Family button and those in your circle will be informed immediately via call, text and email. Talk about covering all your bases.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/battery/c8e96f8e-cda1-4e25-b628-e934815b25cb" target="_blank">Download Life360 Family Locator here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Life360 Family Locator" alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/life360.png?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> #1 ToolKit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Every homeowner should have a toolkit, but if you haven&#39;t had the time to make a run to your local hardware store, technology is here for you.</p> <p>#1 ToolKit packs 16 different tools into five app sets: Meter, Convenient, Converter, Sound, Time. Trying to hang a painting? Use the Level function to make sure it goes on straight. Thunderstorm caused a blackout? Use the Flashlight tool to get to the main switchbox. Confused by an unfamiliar unit of measurement? Use the Unit Converter function to make sure the couch you&#39;re buying will fit perfectly.</p> <p>There&#39;s everything you need to solve the slightest fix-it disaster around the house, Mr DIY. But only if you have the right physical tools.</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/1-toolkit/1639c502-4896-4167-a77a-0ad46ff11223" target="_blank">Download #1 ToolKit here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="#1 ToolKit" alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/toolkit.png?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OneDrive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Formerly known as SkyDrive, this is where all the action takes place on your Windows phone. Browse and share documents and pictures from any device - regardless of OS - through this one app.</p> <p>Pin folders to your homescreen to get easy access to your important files, especially given the non-expandable storage of most Nokia Lumia phones. Want to watch that <em>LoTR</em> trilogy? Stream it directly from OneDrive instead of hosting it on the limited resources of your phone.</p> <p>Disclaimer: remember to use Wi-Fi when you&#39;re streaming. Unless you want to see a nasty bill shock from excess data charges.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/onedrive/ad543082-80ec-45bb-aa02-ffe7f4182ba8" target="_blank">Download OneDrive here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="OneDrive" alt="15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don&#039;t cost a single cent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onedrive.png?1402795059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/windows-8/15-best-free-windows-phone-apps/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/windows-8/15-best-free-windows-phone-apps/feature#comments Smartphones Windows 8 Windows Phone apps Sat, 14 Jun 2014 09:39:06 +0000 Elissa Loi 1437925 at http://www.stuff.tv App of the week: Fotor http://www.stuff.tv/sg/app-week-fotor/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Calling all smartphone snappers users: it&#039;s time to replace your built-in camera app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fotor wants to replace your phone&#039;s camera app" alt="Fotor iPhone review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Fotor-1.jpg?1402539870" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Stick with us on this one because, while Fotor might not initially blow your mind, it could well become one of your most-used apps. It&#39;s two things: a tooled-up replacement for your phone&#39;s default camera app and a cracking photo editor.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$0.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Simple to use </div> <div class="field-item even"> Powerful post-processing options </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Easy to share pics with loads of other apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Windows Phone and Android versions less impressive </div> <div class="field-item even"> No video mode </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s new? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What makes Fotor stand out from the mountain of photo apps is its combination of genuinely useful camera features and the range and quality of its quick-fix and enhancement filters. Oh, and because it doesn&#39;t demand that you sign up to yet another &quot;service&quot; in order to use it.</p> <p>For a free app it dishes out a lot with no strings attached, and it won&#39;t lead you down a path before telling you it&#39;s time to shell out in order to unlock a feature. It&#39;s all refreshingly upfront about how it works and what you get. There are some in-app purchases but they&#39;re clearly flagged and there&#39;s no need to splash out right from the start.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/free-game-week" target="_blank">Free Game of the Week</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="You might think you&#039;ve seen it all before, but nothing offers more for less" alt="Fotor effects" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fotor-4.jpg?1402539870" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android issues </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We would be almost as enthusiastic about the Android version of Fotor but in our tests the current version of the app crashed on more devices than it worked on. If it works for you, you&#39;ll get just about everything that the iPhone edition offers with the addition of some banner adverts. Right now the Android version doesn&#39;t include the collage, text and sticker features. With improved stability, the Android edition of Fotor could also be a 5-star app.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Camera tricks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fotor boots into a start screen that offers you Edit, Collage, Camera and PhotoBox options. Our advice is to go into app&#39;s settings and tell it to start up in camera mode - that way you&#39;re more likely to use it when you need to capture a fleeting moment.</p> <p>Once you&#39;re into the camera section you&#39;ll find a load of handy photography tools, including a flash mode that keeps the LED switched on rather than flashing it, three types of grid overlays to help compose your photos, a &quot;Big button&quot; mode which shoots when you touch anywhere on the preview screen, Burst mode (we got around 4.2fps on an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-5c/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5C</a>), a timer, square format option and an image stabiliser (not that it seems to have much effect).</p> <p>You can overlay a zoom slider too. By the way, Fotor is entirely concerned with stills photography, so for video you&#39;ll still have to use your phone&#39;s default camera app or another of your chosing.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stuffs-guide-photography-how-little-zoom-can-make-big-difference/feature" target="_blank">Stuff&#39;s Guide to Photography: how a little zoom can make a big difference</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="Add a Burst mode to your iPhone with Fotor" alt="Fotor camera mode" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fotor-7.jpg?1402539870" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Quick fixes and filters </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once you&#39;ve taken your shot you can choose from a huge selection of enhancements and arty filters. First up is a three-stage auto enhance which pulls out detail from the shadows and generally livens things up. Next are the scene modes, which you&#39;d normally select before you shoot on a compact camera. These post-processes make intelligent adjustments for sunsets, landscapes, portraits, flourescent lighting and so on.</p> <p>If you know what you&#39;re doing you can make manual adjustments too, with sliders for contrast, brightness, temperature, saturation, sharpness, tint, shadows and highlights. All of the tweaks and effects can be used on existing pictures from your Camera Roll too, or any you&#39;ve imported to your phone.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stuffs-guide-photography-what-bokeh-and-how-do-i-get-it/feature" target="_blank">Stuff&#39;s Guide to Photography: What is bokeh - and how do I get it?</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="Theree are so many fixes and filters to choose from" alt="Fotor filters" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fotor-6.jpg?1402539870" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What about Windows Phone? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, there&#39;s a version of Fotor for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/windows-phone-81/review" target="_blank">Windows Phone</a>! It&#39;s entirely free, so there are no in-app purchases. As with the iPhone edition it&#39;s rammed with processing options and includes the collage feature but the text and sticker overlays are missing. While it can take photos, the camera mode is very basic, without the tricks of the iPhone&#39;s snapper section.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sharing the fun </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fan of retro colour effects? Fotor is full of them. Along with the regular colour shifts and cross-processing simulations there are also some faux light leaks and light painting overlays. Of course this is nothing new, but here as with the rest of the app, it&#39;s the huge array of alterations that makes Fotor remarkable.</p> <p>Stickers and text overlays can be slapped across your more happy-go-lucky snaps, which is fab for jazzing up a snap and adding a bit of humour before sending it off to a friend. You want more? OK, how about adding some borders, or using the tilt shift feature to miniaturise your scene?</p> <p>The sharing options are pretty comprehensive, with the ability to push your pictures out through Instagram, Facebook, What&#39;s App, Twitter, Flickr, WeChat, SMS, email or printed postcards.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ios-7/ios-7/review" target="_blank">Apple iOS 7.1 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="You can share your pictures in all sorts of ways" alt="Fotor sharing options" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fotor-5.jpg?1402539870" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Collages </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As a bonus you also get the ability to make up collages from snaps on your phone.</p> <p>This is like an app within an app. It does refuse to play ball with panoramas (they exceed the app&#39;s size limit) but aside from that it&#39;s brilliant. You can choose from templates accommodating up to nine images, push and pull the grid around, drop and swap pictures, add curved corners, fatten up the borders and choose from lots of different background patterns and styles.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <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="Bundle a few snaps together to make up a collage" alt="Fotor collage maker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fotor-2.jpg?1402539870" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Fotor review summary </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fotor would be a fantastic app even if it wasn&#39;t free. The fact that it is makes it unmissable. Perhaps your iPhone&#39;s ability to launch into its own camera from the lock screen will hold Fotor at arm&#39;s length, but otherwise it&#39;s hard to see a good reason for not using it any time you take out your phone to fire off a photo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/app-week"><strong>Click here for more brilliant Apps of the Week.</strong></a></p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/106422809643177538618#106422809643177538618/posts">Tony Horgan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Add stickers and text overlays to your photos" alt="Fotor text captions" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fotor-3.jpg?1402539870" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A superb camera app that deserves a place on every iPhone</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/app-week-fotor/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/app-week-fotor/review#comments Android apps App of the Week Apps and Games iOS apps Windows Phone apps Wed, 21 May 2014 15:31:47 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1438934 at http://www.stuff.tv Six of the best apps for survivalists http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ipad-air/six-best-apps-survivalists/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you really want to escape the 9-5 this summer, go feral with the help of the best survivalism and exploration apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The best apps for survivalists and exploration" alt="The best apps for survivalists and exploration" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-apps-survivalists-main.jpg?1400636324" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just because you love gadgets and tech it doesn&#39;t mean you need to spend all summer sat in front of a glowing screen with your headphones on. </p> <p>Heading off into the wilderness to reconnect with Mother Nature can be a great way to recharge your batteries and prepare you for the inevitable depression that the long winter months will bring.</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/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</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. Smart Compass </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A compass is a must for any trek in the wilderness, and a smartphone compass can do things that a traditional model couldn&#39;t dream of. Smart Compass has an augmented reality display which makes it incredibly intuitive to follow: hold your phone or tablet up to the horizon and real-time video from the camera is overlaid with a compass heading. This enables you to set off in the direction of a landmark without having to constantly re-check your orientation. It&#39;s simple, very effective and free.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:&nbsp;✭✭✭✭</strong><strong>✩</strong></p> <p><strong>Platform:</strong>&nbsp;Android&nbsp;<strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$free</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kr.sira.compass" target="_blank">Download Smart Compass here</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="Smart Compass" alt="The best apps for survivalists and exploration" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-survivalists-smart-compass.jpg?1400636324" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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. SAS Survival Guide </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The SAS Survival Guide could be the only survival app you&rsquo;ll ever need. It has a huge amount of well-written info on everything from making camps and fires to foraging and coping in extreme conditions. And as well as all the guides and tutorials, there&#39;s a bunch of useful tools including a text-to-Morse encoder. An imminent update will add the SAS Urban Survival Guide to the package. Handy for when the zombie apocalypse eventually comes.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:&nbsp;✭✭✭✭</strong><strong>✭</strong></p> <p><strong>Platform:</strong>&nbsp;Android, iOS, Windows Phone&nbsp;<strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;from S$6.98</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trellisys.sas" target="_blank">Download SAS Survival Guide for Android here</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/sas-survival-guide/id357811968?mt=8" target="_blank">Download SAS Survival Guide for iOS here</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/sas-survival-guide/0153f6c4-ac7c-e011-986b-78e7d1fa76f8" target="_blank">Download SAS Survival Guide for Windows Phone here</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="SAS Survival Guide" alt="The best apps for survivalists and exploration" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-survivalists-sas-survival-guide.jpg?1400636324" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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. Magnificent Magnifier HD </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This might not seem like an essential tool for a survivalist, but there are plenty of occasions when the ability to zoom in on some tiny detail will come in handy.&nbsp;There are loads of magnifying-glass apps out there, but we&rsquo;d stick our pin in this one. It&rsquo;s great for diagnosing vehicle breakdowns or making repairs in dark spaces, as well as improving legibility of maps or small print. And unlike with a normal magnifying glass, you won&#39;t need to juggle a torch at the same time when using it in the dark.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:&nbsp;✭✭✭✭</strong><strong>✩</strong></p> <p><strong>Platform:</strong>&nbsp;Android&nbsp;<strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$free</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cps.mmxi.magnifier" target="_blank">Download Magnificent Magnifier HD here</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="Magnificent Magnifier HD" alt="The best apps for survivalists and exploration" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-survivalists-magnificent-magnifier-001.jpg?1400636324" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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. First Aid By British Red Cross </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s always best to swot up on first aid before you set off into the bush. Even so, the Red Cross app is brief enough to be used in the heat of the moment for many emergencies, with clearly laid-out sections, step-by-step advice and embedded videos you can watch wherever you are. There really is no reason not to download it - and it could even be a life-saver one day.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:&nbsp;✭✭✭✭</strong><strong>✭</strong></p> <p><strong>Platform:</strong>&nbsp;Android, iOS, BlackBerry&nbsp;<strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$free</p> <p><strong><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.rca" target="_blank">Download First Aid by British Red Cross for Android here</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/first-aid-by-british-red-cross/id483408666?mt=8" target="_blank">Download First Aid by British Red Cross for iOS here</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/69078/?lang=en&amp;countrycode=GB" target="_blank">Download First Aid by British Red Cross for BlackBerry here</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="First Aid by British Red Cross" alt="The best apps for survivalists and exploration" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-survivalists-red-cross-first-aid.jpg?1400636324" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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. Outdoors Great Britain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Planning to explore the great outdoors on your next Euro-trip? When it comes to exploring the countryside,&nbsp;Proper Ordnance Survey maps are unbeatable.&nbsp;Even with in-app purchases this works out cheaper than the folding equivalents, and they can be downloaded for offline use, so you won&rsquo;t need a phone signal to access them. Planning on trekking a little further afield? Editions for France, Germany and the USA are also available.</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:&nbsp;✭✭✭✭</strong><strong>✭</strong></p> <p><strong>Platform:</strong>&nbsp;iOS&nbsp;<strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$3.98</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/outdoors-great-britain-gps/id336150457?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Outdoors Great Britain here</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="Outdoors Great Britain" alt="The best apps for survivalists and exploration" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-survivalists-outdoors-great-britain.jpg?1400636324" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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. Mushroom ID </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Neither Stuff nor the makers of this app are suggesting you use it in isolation to identify edible fungi (one wrong move could kill you), but it can be used as part of your education in wild mushroom hunting. There are clear photos to help with identification, and details of edibility and toxicity.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stuff says:&nbsp;✭✭✭✭</strong><strong>✭</strong></p> <p><strong>Platform:</strong>&nbsp;iOS&nbsp;<strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;S$5.98</p> <p><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/mushroom-id-british-fungi/id693100198?mt=8" target="_blank">Download Mushroom ID here</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/icheapskate-25-best-free-apps-iphone-and-ipad/feature">iCheapskate - the 30 best free apps for iPhone and iPad</a></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="Mushroom ID" alt="The best apps for survivalists and exploration" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-apps-survivalists-apocalypse-mushroom-id.jpg?1400636324" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/ipad-air/six-best-apps-survivalists/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ipad-air/six-best-apps-survivalists/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps iPad Air iPhone & iPad iPhone 5S Windows Phone apps Tue, 20 May 2014 13:32:07 +0000 Elissa Loi 1437537 at http://www.stuff.tv 10 of the best Nokia Lumia 1520 apps http://www.stuff.tv/sg/windows-phone/10-best-nokia-lumia-1520-apps/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> My, that’s a nice Windows Phone you have. What, it’s brand new? Let’s toss some free apps into that Nokia phablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 of the best Nokia Lumia 1520 apps" alt="10 of the best Nokia Lumia 1520 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Nokia%20Lumia%201520.JPG?1408931617" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-1f7799d0-41b6-425c-d98e-7c7de38467e1">Nokia&rsquo;s first phablet is a dreamboat. Beautiful body, gorgeously huge, rich screen and a great battery life had us at hello. All that&rsquo;s left, is to put its hardware to the test with these essential Windows Phone apps.</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/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</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"> CamScanner (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Chuck that scanner away. Why would you need it, if you&rsquo;ve installed CamScanner on your Lumia 1520? Take a snapshot of that namecard or document, let the app work its magic and it&rsquo;ll save them in PDF format. Heck, it&rsquo;ll even organise the scans and upload them to your SkyDrive.</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/camscanner/d991ee36-dc78-41e1-9406-0943f13c70fb" target="_blank">Download CamScanner</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="CamScanner " alt="CamScanner " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CamScanner.jpg?1408931617" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Facebook (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">One of the great things about Windows Phone is the deep integration of Facebook&rsquo;s news feed. But it doesn&rsquo;t hurt to get the official Facebook app and view your Timeline with more visuals. No, it&rsquo;s not meant for you to play Facebook games. No Candy Crush Saga for you.</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/facebook/82a23635-5bd9-df11-a844-00237de2db9e" target="_blank">Download Facebook</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Facebook" alt="Facebook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Facebook.jpg?1408931617" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> File Explorer (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Running out of space on the Lumia 1520? It&rsquo;s time to do some housekeeping with File Explorer. As its name implies, this app grants you access to the file system within the phone. Find and delete files that are taking up precious space. You can even transfer files between PC and phone via Wi-Fi. Oh, OneDrive too, in case your life is saved on Microsoft&rsquo;s cloud storage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/file-explorer/8d87e9b9-6e03-4585-a947-339ff038dd3b" target="_blank">Download File Explorer</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="File Explorer" alt="File Explorer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/File%20Explorer.jpg?1408931617" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Instagram (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The photo-sharing app, once exclusive to iOS users and creating a generation of selfie hipsters, is finally on Windows Phone. There are kinks to iron out, such as the lack of a video-taking feature. But hey, you&#39;re not truly living if you don&rsquo;t have Instagram to stalk follow your friends&rsquo; activities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/instagram-beta/3222a126-7f20-4273-ab4a-161120b21aea" target="_blank">Download Instagram</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Instagram" alt="Instagram" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Instagram_1.jpg?1408931617" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Spotify (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">It&rsquo;s a pity that Spotify is free to stream on iOS and Android devices, but not on Windows Phone. We can only hope it&rsquo;s temporary, but that shouldn&rsquo;t stop you from accessing millions of tracks on your phone. A S$9.90 subscription doesn&rsquo;t really cost that much, considering the fact that you can save your favourite tracks for offline playing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/spotify/10f2995d-1f82-4203-b7fa-46ddbd07a6e6" target="_blank">Download Spotify</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Spotify" alt="Spotify" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Spotify.jpg?1408931617" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Star Wars: Tiny Death Star (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Building the ultimate weapon in the universe won&rsquo;t be easy. You&rsquo;ll be answering to Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader when the Galactic Bux is running low. Keep a close watch on Rebel scum infiltrating shops. If the opportunity arises, send them straight to the Interrogation room and unlock unbelievably cute parodies from the Star Wars films.</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/star-wars-tiny-death-star/ed04c1b1-f34e-40e0-b997-67cbac8d0ad5" target="_blank">Download Star Wars: Tiny Death Star</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Star Wars: Tiny Death Star" alt="Star Wars: Tiny Death Star" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Star%20Wars%20Tiny%20Death%20Star.jpg?1408931617" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TuneIn Radio (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Ok, you&rsquo;re not that willing to part S$9.90 per month for the Spotify subscription. We hear you, so here&rsquo;s an alternative - TuneIn Radio. This nifty app offers over 100,000 radio stations and has no lack of music streams to satisfy your aural needs. Just remember to strap your device to a Wi-Fi connection, you won&rsquo;t want to get a huge bill shock from the excessive data usage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/tunein-radio/7f7e3f68-ba3a-e011-854c-00237de2db9e" target="_blank">Download TuneIn Radio</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="731" height="548" title="TuneIn Radio" alt="TuneIn Radio" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/TuneIn%20Radio.jpg?1408931617" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vine (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Taking photos and sharing it on Twitter is so last year. Download Vine and immortalise your shenanigans on video. Go on, post more and you might turn into a Twitter celebrity for a wacky Vine video taken during the Christmas party that none shall speak of.</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/vine/f9e6f07e-e47e-47f5-806d-55d4f79f2b60" target="_blank">Download Vine</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Vine" alt="Vine" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Vine.jpg?1408931617" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WhatsApp (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Windows Phone has a well-integrated messaging service, combining text messages, Skype and even Facebook messages together. But what&rsquo;s the point of all that, if most of your friends are on other services such as WhatsApp? Fortunately, the instant messaging service has eradicated most of the bugs that caused an infinite amount of lag (and pain). Go forth, and chat away.</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/whatsapp/218a0ebb-1585-4c7e-a9ec-054cf4569a79" target="_blank">Download WhatsApp</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="WhatsApp" alt="WhatsApp" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WhatsApp.jpg?1408931617" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xbox 360 SmartGlass (Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">If you&rsquo;re using a Windows Phone, we figure you&rsquo;re either a Nokia or Microsoft fan. For the latter, you do have an Xbox One (or for those of us in Asia, Xbox 360), right? Then it makes sense to download the SmartGlass app, allowing you to remotely control your music, movies and surf the web on Microsoft&#39;s gaming console. Xbox games not included.</p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-sg/store/app/xbox-360-smartglass/b057fbe2-ceb1-470f-a7fe-09c862ca6dd9" target="_blank">Download Xbox 360 SmartGlass</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xbox 360 SmartGlass" alt="Xbox 360 SmartGlass" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SmartGlass.jpg?1408931617" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apps for Nokia Lumia 1520 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Download them for your brand new Windows Phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nokia%20Lumia%201520.JPG?1408931617" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/windows-phone/10-best-nokia-lumia-1520-apps/feature#comments Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Windows Phone Windows Phone apps Mon, 30 Dec 2013 04:33:06 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430520 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Vine lands on Windows Phone, Lytro gets another dimension and Viber goes all walkie-talkie http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lytro/fully-charged-vine-lands-windows-phone-lytro-gets-another-dimension-and-viber-goes-all-walkie- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s only our morning round-up of the last 24 hours’ top tech stories! </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="Vine hits Windows Phone 8" alt="Vine hits Windows Phone 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vine-on-windows-phone.jpg?1384333896" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vine hits Windows Phone 8 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Micro video app <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/vine-co-founder-six-seconds-video-felt-perfect-and-it-still-does/news" target="_blank">Vine</a> has just arrived on Windows Phone 8, giving owners of Microsoft-powered smartphones the ability to film, share and view looping six second clips. Previously Vine had only been available on iOS and Android. WP8 users can download the free app <a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/vine/f9e6f07e-e47e-47f5-806d-55d4f79f2b60" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Lytro camera goes 3D with latest update </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 Lytro light field camera has just got another special ability: 3D photographs. ‘Living pictures’ taken with the innovative camera (you can read our review <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lytro/lytro/review" target="_blank">here</a>) can now be formatted for three dimensional viewing using the iOS or Mac and Windows desktop apps, and then shown on a 3D TV. [Source: <a href="http://blog.lytro.com/post/66786299958/lytro-delivers-a-new-3d-living-picture-experience-and" target="_blank">Lytro blog</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lytro" alt="Lytro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lytro-group-stacked.jpg?1384333896" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Viber’s new push-to-talk feature turns your phone into a walkie-talkie </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Messaging service Viber has just updated its iOS and Android apps, and among the new features is push-to-talk. That means you can hold down the button and speak and friends will hear you instantly – so it’s basically like having a free walkie-talkie function on your phone. Other new features include tablet support, improved notifications and the ability to have 100 participants in a single conversation.</p> <p>You can download it for Android <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.viber.voip&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">here</a> and iOS <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/viber/id382617920?mt=8" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Viber on Android" alt="Viber on Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/viber-on-android.jpg?1384333896" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/lytro/fully-charged-vine-lands-windows-phone-lytro-gets-another-dimension-and-viber-goes-all-walkie-#comments Android apps iOS apps Lytro Windows Phone apps Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:42:52 +0000 Elissa Loi 1429037 at http://www.stuff.tv Local App of the Year 2013 shortlist: vote now to win big http://www.stuff.tv/sg/local-app-year-2013-shortlist-vote-now-win-big/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You have the power to decide who wins best local app in this digital democracy </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="Local App of the Year 2013 shortlist: vote now to win big" alt="Local App of the Year 2013 shortlist: vote now to win big" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/RCA-Singapore-Big-Pic_0_2.png?1383551941" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Local app developers, you now have a chance to be recognised for your valiant efforts at spicing up the local appmosphere.</p> <p dir="ltr">Aside from the ever popular homegrown food apps HungryGoWhere and Burpple, we’ve also got local gaming gems like Pixel People and Monster Blade. And if you’re looking for practical apps, we’ve got Chope and Perx to make your life that much more productive.</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"> Bubbly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/bubbly-voice-blogging-social/id462545005" target="_blank">iOS</a> | <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bubblemotion" target="_blank">Android</a></p> <p dir="ltr">This innovative voice-sharing app is for those who love the sound of their own voices..and other people’s. We love its colourful interface and the hilarious effects you can add to your recordings. Ever dreamt of being a comedian? Bubbly has the canned laughter and ba-dum-tss to prep you for the limelight.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://bit.ly/HeBjuq" target="_blank">Click here</a> to vote for Bubbly.</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="Bubbly" alt="Bubbly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bubbly_0.jpeg?1383551941" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Burpple </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/burpple-new-food-blog.-recommend/id511999255?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a> | <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.burpple.app&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android</a></p> <p dir="ltr">Otherwise known as the Instagram for food lovers, we’re glad there are no selfies on this platform. We love its riot of food photos, foolproof usability and delicious recommendations. We are Singaporeans, we love our food and we salute Burpple for celebrating that passion unabashedly.</p> <p><a href="http://bit.ly/HeBjuq" target="_blank">Click here</a> to vote for Burpple.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <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="Burpple" alt="Burpple" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/burpple_0.jpg?1383551941" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Chope </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/chope-restaurant-reservations/id517872650?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a> | <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chope.gui" target="_blank">Android</a></p> <p dir="ltr">If you’re hankering after a good meal, Chope is the app to make that happen for you. Search for the food you’re in the mood for via type or distance, and even discover new places to pig out at. Booking is as easy as tapping a button and entering the number in your party as well as date and time. Menus are also available in-app for your perusal.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://bit.ly/HeBjuq" target="_blank">Click here</a> to vote for Chope.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <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="Chope" alt="Chope" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/chope_0.jpg?1383551941" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HungryGoWhere </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/hungrygowhere/id311783958?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a> | <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hgw.android.app#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDIxMiwiaGd3LmFuZHJvaWQuYXBwIl0" target="_blank">Android</a></p> <p dir="ltr">The mother of all food apps is the quintessential local food guide. It will give you the lowdown on every eatery in Singapore via user reviews, notify you of new places worth the calories and point you in the direction of nearby eateries when you’re hungry. We reckon there’s no Singaporean who has never used this amazingly useful app before.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://bit.ly/HeBjuq" target="_blank">Click here</a> to vote for HungryGoWhere.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <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="Hungrygowhere" alt="Hungrygowhere" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hungrygowhere_0.jpg?1383551941" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Monster Blade </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/monster-blade-hd/id639476131" target="_blank">iOS</a> | <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nubee.monsterslayer" target="_blank">Android</a></p> <p dir="ltr">This monster-slashing game is similar to the ever popular Infinity Blade but better because it is local. The rise of the Godbeasts is destroying your lands and you play the hero who has the power to restore peace again. The battles are glorious, the gameplay engaging and you get to kit out your character with over 400 types of weapons and armour.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://bit.ly/HeBjuq" target="_blank">Click here</a> to vote for Monster Blade.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <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="Monster Blade" alt="Monster Blade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Monsterblade_0.jpg?1383551941" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Perx </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/perx-loyalty-cards/id465258019?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a> | <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.getperx.perx&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android</a></p> <p dir="ltr">Shopping doesn’t have to be a one way street of loss. Get rewarded with Perx, a convenient mobile loyalty card that is less easily misplaced than those flimsy paper types. With over a hundred vendors ranging from food to fashion, you will feel a little less guilty about spending your money.</p> <p><a href="http://bit.ly/HeBjuq" target="_blank">Click here</a> to vote for Perx.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1281" height="960" title="Perx " alt="Perx " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/perx_0.jpg?1383551941" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pixel People </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/pixel-people/id586616284" target="_blank">iOS</a></p> <p dir="ltr">Always wanted to rule your own pixelated city? You can now with Pixel People. In the world of Utopia, match new citizens to their respective places in society and splice their genes to make new ones. Interesting characters, distinct art and witty liners are what keeps players coming back for more.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://bit.ly/HeBjuq" target="_blank">Click here</a> to vote for Pixel People.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <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="Pixel People" alt="Pixel People" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pixelpeople.jpg?1383551941" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Puzzle Trooper </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/puzzle-trooper-sg-my/id629917565?mt=8" target="_blank">iOS</a> | <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sg.gumi.puzzletrooper&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android</a></p> <p dir="ltr">This is what you get when you mix battles with puzzles. Form your own motley crew and string balls of the same colour in a puzzle to get the similarly coloured character to rain damage down upon your targets. With a ton of missions and different quirky characters to collect and grow, this game is a definite winner in our books.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://bit.ly/HeBjuq" target="_blank">Click here</a> to vote for Puzzle Trooper.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <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="Puzzle Trooper" alt="Puzzle Trooper" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/puzzletrooper.jpg?1383551941" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/local-app-year-2013-shortlist-vote-now-win-big/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/local-app-year-2013-shortlist-vote-now-win-big/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Readers' Choice Awards 2013 Windows Phone apps Sun, 03 Nov 2013 05:30:00 +0000 Elissa Loi 1428635 at http://www.stuff.tv