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The 15 Best Features of iOS 8

On the surface, Apple's new mobile operating system iOS 8 looks strikingly similar to iOS 7, but beneath the surface, it's brimming with new features …

This App Is Your 360-Degree Passport To The World

Arounder creates an immersive fullscreen panoramic of your next travel destination. Hello, Maui!<p>It’s lunch time and I’m in Chengdu, China, standing in a brick-laden artery of historical Jing Alley. I’m watching a family of three hunched over wooden benches under the awning of a street vendor cart, …

iOS Apps

First CarPlay-Compatible In-Dash Systems Now Available From Pioneer

Pioneer today became the first company to officially offer support for Apple's CarPlay vehicle integration feature, after announcing the addition of CarPlay to five of its 2014-NEX in-dash multimedia receivers.<p>"CarPlay enriches the iPhone experience in the vehicle by providing a safer way to access …

5 Essential Apps for Google Drive

A big fan of Google's cloud-based storage system? Maybe you're getting some free space from your school? An impressive number of Web apps plug right …

Wunderlist now lets you attach Dropbox files to tasks

Wunderlist has long been a popular choice for folks looking to wrangle both individual and collaborative to-do lists. With today's update though, the productivity app gets a major boost from Dropbox. When creating a new task, you can attach files from that cloud-based repository, and they're …

How Smartphone Spyware Peddlers Pretend Their Apps Aren't Put To Illegal Use

Many are cheering the arrest this week of Hammad Akbar, a 31-year-old Pakistani man who made the mistake of traveling to Los Angeles, where U.S. law enforcement welcomed him by slapping handcuffs on him. Akbar is the CEO of a Lahore-based company that makes a spyware app called StealthGenie. Its …

Adobe Launches Public Beta Of Its Creative SDK For iOS, Android Coming Soon

At its MAX conference in Los Angeles today, Adobe announced the public beta launch of its Creative SDK. The Creative SDK, which the company first revealed a few months ago, brings some of Photoshop’s editing features, as well as the ability to easily work with PSD files, access Adobe’s new Creative …

Google rolling out ‘News & Weather’ app for iOS

Google has a new app for iPhone and iPad users called ‘Google News & Weather‘ that presents local news and weather as well as headlines from a variety of categories and sources in one app. Categories for headlines can be added or removed from within the app for customizing the news you want to …

This Bluetooth-Enabled Temperature Tracker Will Tell You The Optimal Time For Baby-Making

Husband and wife team Anna Mayer and Daniel Graf were both professionals in their early 30’s when they decided they wanted to start a family. However, that proved a lot more difficult than they thought it would be. So mountains of research, visits to experts and some trial and error later, they …

Is 'Google Now' The Future Of Mobile Search?

Google has recently been making a huge marketing push for Google Now. I’ve seen TV ads appearing on primetime shows, banners and billboards across downtowns of major cities, and even taxicab advertisements in Times Square of New York City. One thing’s certain: Google is serious about its app. So, …

Chromecast Now Lets You Use Your Own Photos As Its Wallpaper

Remember back in April when hidden code spotted in the Chromecast implied that things like custom wallpapers and weather forecasts were coming soon?<p>Sure enough, Google has just pushed an update to its iOS and Android Chromecast apps, and these things (and more!) are now live.<p>While there’s nothing …

Google launches Primer app for iOS to help startups learn lessons on marketing

Google continues to expand its presence on iOS with yet another new release on the App Store.<p>The search giant’s new iOS app is called Primer, and …

MultiCam Photo App Lets You Shoot Now and Tweak Later

Lucky Clan, the outfit behind the ArtStudio drawing and painting program and the Top Camera shooting app, has released a brand new photo app that channels light field photography — sort of.<p>MultiCam for iPhone lets you shoot first and set your focus and exposure later with the help of the manual …

Adobe Launches Free Mobile Apps As Gateway To Creative Professions

This week, Adobe debuted a set of free apps that let creative professionals do real work on their iOS devices. The release was part of the company’s MAX Conference in Los Angeles. The “free” part here is significant. These apps are also intended as entry points for young and non-professional …

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Fall is a busy time for technology. New smartphones seem to debut every other day (the Xperia Z3v and the Desire Eye for example), and the same can …

20 amazing apps for getting the most out of iOS 8

So you’ve finally cleared up enough space to install iOS 8, or you purchased a new iPhone 6.<p>While iOS 8 doesn’t <i>look</i> radically different, Apple’s new operating system is capable of stunning visuals, and apps can now do more than ever thanks to widgets and app extensions.<p>From cutting-edge mobile …

Songwriter Uses iOS 8 Autocomplete to Generate Lyrics

Songwriter Jonathan Mann writes a new song every single day, so you can't blame him for accepting help every once in a while.<p>For his latest tune, …

Game of Thrones fans can learn to speak Dothraki with new iPhone and iPad app

Apparently learning Klingon is passe among those folks who want to speak fictional languages. Now that Game of Thrones is such a massive hit on HBO, …

8 Essential Tips to Survive a Breakup Without Deleting Facebook

No matter how it went down, breaking up is tough. And let's be real, Facebook doesn't make the emotional aftermath any easier.<p>The social network, …

Google brings Notification Sync alerts to Google Glass

Notifications from your Android phone might go nowhere if that phone is stuck in your pocket. But if you’re wearing a Google Glass, you’ll be able to see that new information right away, starting tomorrow.<p>Google announced the coming of Notification Sync for Google Glass in a Google+ post today. The …

14 Hidden Tricks and Tools in iOS 8

Some of the best new features on iOS 8 are the ones you probably haven't used yet. That's because Apple has hidden a collection of new tricks and …

The Most Popular Free Apps From A to Z

Learning about the hottest free apps is as easy as ABC.<p>With countless smartphone apps at our fingertips, we took a look at the iTunes and Google Play …

Hidden features inside of iOS 8

We'll show you features that aren't so obvious in iOS 8, and why it's the best and the worst week ever for Apple.

iOS

How we made the Night Sun audiovisual web app

How do you turn a physical audiovisual installation into a digital app? Richard Birkin explains how he took Night Sun online<p>• More App stories<p>I bought my first music box because a friend wanted to make a film about one and for me to write the score. It was called Twinklebox – a short animation …

SWAT: An App To Keep Dirty Cops Honest

A pair of Georgetown students want to build an app that protects your recordings of the police, even if your phone is smashed.<p>It’s legal in every U.S. state to record police officers, so long as you’re not interfering with their duty. Even still, it’s fairly common for police to claim otherwise. …

Law Enforcement

How to Download iOS 8 Without Deleting All Your Stuff

The new, Apple Pay-inclusive iOS update is finally here, and it's a big one—2.2GB big, specifically. Of course, most of that's just the install …

Why iOS Updates Require So Much Space

Every iOS update is a small deception. 117MB, well that's not so bad! Then you look at the fine print, and some a few gigabytes are required make to …