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Samsung to Close Its Music Service on July 1st

Samsung Music (Music Hub) will be shut down on July 1st. An email to Samsung Music users said the service “will no longer be available” from July and …

This Brilliant App Lets You Swap Lives With A Stranger For 20 Days

We’re all too obsessed with our own small social circles. 20 Day Stranger, a tool to build empathy and awareness, lets you anonymously share your life with a random person.<p>A new app makes it possible to anonymously live the life of a stranger for 20 days, seeing where they go and what they do–not …

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A forgotten Belgian genius dreamed up the internet over 100 years ago

Though we're pretty sure that time travelers don't exist, people were working on hypertext -- used by web browsers to retrieve connected information -- long before computers. It even predates the ideas of a certain Vannevar Bush, the man generally acknowledged as having laid the groundwork for …

An exclusive look at Alto’s Adventure, a beautiful endless runner for iOS

Want to build privacy into your apps? Check out Jeeves, now available in Python

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>Anyone reading the headlines these days knows we have a privacy problem. …

Radiohead mobile "game" is a beautiful, explorable fantasyland

Radiohead has released a mobile game that explores its music in a hypnotic alien sandbox-style setting, based on recording sessions from its most …

Wooden iPad mini case creates the 1950s TV that never was

Jeffrey Stephenson has long had a knack for giving PCs an elegant retro look, and he's now bringing his crafting skills to the mobile realm. His recently completed DuMont project turns an iPad mini, a Jawbone Jambox and a heap of wood into a tiny 1950s TV set, complete with a woven speaker grille; …

If Flappy Bird And Snapchat Spawned A Demon Love Child, It Would Be Amazing Cupid

Imagine that you are a teenager and the most annoying person in your class has a massive crush on you. Your would-be paramour keeps following you around like a lovesick puppy. What do you do? Well, if you have a particularly sadistic streak, you send your object of disaffection a message through …

Proof 'Flappy Bird' Will Be The End Of Humanity

History will mark 2014 as the year mankind met its downfall: "Flappy Bird."<p>These reviews, taken from the hallowed archives of the the App Store and Google Play, will be the only known records written by survivors of the addictive mobile game that rose to popularity in early February.<p>Let these …

5 iPad Apps for the Productive 21st Century Student

When I was at school, I struggled badly with random, un-filed bits of paper, leaky ink cartridges in my Parker Pen and terrible hand writing (as well as chronic laziness and an addiction to Cricket). I’m sure this approach to my organisation affected my school work. If I would have grown up in the …

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Cinemagram update takes all the work out of making animated gifs

Playing around with Cinemagram's moving photo feature is pretty darn fun, but it comes at a cost: effort. Unlike publishing a Vine or an Instagram video, you need to think about it; what part of this photo do you want to animate? Did you map out the moving area correctly? It's a lot of work. Well, …

Peek: A Simple, Beautiful Calendar App for iPhone

First up, it’s worth noting here that we’ve seen a slew of so-called smart calendar apps come to the fore over the past year or so – there’s Readdle’s Calendars 5, Any.Do’s Cal, Tempo and Sunrise for starters. And now there’s Peek Calendar, which is entering the fray with its own unique take on …

Forgotify Only Plays Spotify Songs That No One Has Ever Played Before

Indie music? <i>Pffft.</i> Indie music is way too main stream, man. All the <i>cool</i> kids are into music that <i>no one has ever heard.</i><p>Meet Forgotify. Forgotify tears through Spotify in search of songs with zero plays, playing only the songs that <i>no one else</i> has ever listened to.<p>Certainly, there can’t be many of …

The Little Snapper Is The Most Adorable Snapchat Hack Ever

Since hackers have poked holes in Snapchat’s relatively lax security, many have had their way with the image sharing service’s APIs, grabbing unread messages and doing things the app doesn’t traditionally let you do. This latest hack, Little Snapper, is far and away the cutest one yet.<p>UK-based …

Bored of your normal résumé? Sumry wants to replace it with an interactive timeline

Looking for a job and sending out résumés is a full-time job in itself, and in order to make yourself stand out from the crowd you might be considering adding some flourishes to your existing CV.<p>However, tweaking that existing Microsoft Word template isn’t going to cut it. According to Sumry, a …

How To Get Apple’s Custom Font Celebrating 30 Years Of Mac

Apple left an easter egg (intentional or otherwise) in its new 30 years of Mac tribute website today: A custom font that depicts each Mac model from the past three decades of its history as a maker of personal computers. IOS developer and hacker Greg Barbosa discovered the icon set, and tweeted a …

This iPhone App Wants To Kill Badly Framed YouTube Videos Forever

Horizon is a new app that solves Vertical Video Syndrome (but only if you realize you have a problem to begin with.)<p>Smartphones have put powerful video cameras in millions of pockets, but that doesn’t mean that the people wielding them know how to make a movie. Peruse YouTube and you will find tens …

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Polamatic 4.0 brings the Polaroid camera experience to iOS

From snapshots that fade into view while they "develop" to a wide selection of borders and effects, this 99-cent app offers a lot of nostalgic fun.<p>When it comes to consumer photography, perhaps the only thing more iconic than the Polaroid camera is the Polaroid photo. The size, the shape, and …

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Horizon Shoots All Of Your Videos In Landscape, No Matter How You Hold Your Phone

<b>Good news!</b> You just shot what might be the world’s funniest video ever. You’re going to be a friggin’ YouTube <i>sensation</i>. You’re totally going to hang out with Ellen.<p><b>Bad news:</b> you shot the video in portrait mode. Whoops! Now the entire Internet thinks you’re dumb.<p>Horizon is an iOS app that …

Meet ChoiceMap, A New App That Helps You Make Better Decisions

Making complicated decisions is an emotionally fraught process and (if you are like me) the whole thing can leave you feeling paralyzed. ChoiceMap is a new free iPhone app that helps you break down complex dilemmas into a list of priorities, rate them by how they will affect your life, and then …

Five tips to get more out of your iPhone or iPad in the new year

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Usually a New Year’s resolution happens when a person makes a promise to improve themselves. Despite our best …

10 Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

After you’ve finished working off your New Year’s Eve hangover, it’s time to get started on your resolutions. You let your goals slide in 2013 …

Torso Aims To Rein In Phone Charger Cable Chaos

If the sight of tangled cables brings you out in OCD shakes then this little gizmo, currently seeking $50k in Kickstarter crowdfunding, will bring peace and tranquility to your gadget-loving eye.<p>Torso is the charger cable transformed into a shortened, bendable stub which can double as a phone stand …

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

The iPad finally gets a great productivity suite — and it’s not from Microsoft

A new, free productivity app for iPad enables you to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents with a gorgeous user interface rebuilt for the iPad. It’s the app Microsoft wishes it built — but it’s actually from a small, publicly traded company called HopTo.<p>The Campbell, Calif.-based HopTo …

Samsung plans to release smartphone with wraparound display next year: Bloomberg

Samsung has led the curved display "movement" with the introduction of its Galaxy Round smartphone, but apparently the company isn't satisfied stopping there. Bloomberg today claims that Samsung will release a handset featuring a wraparound display at some point next year. According to the report, …

China to ease one-child policy

China takes a new step to loosen its one-child policy, allowing millions more parents to have two children<p><b>China</b> has taken a new step to loosen its one-child policy, in a move that will allow millions more parents to have a second child if they wish to.<p>In the first comprehensive set of reforms under …

Baby Pics Can Diagnose Deadly Cancer

Like most parents, Bryan Shaw snapped unending pictures of his new son Noah. But when the baby was just a few months old, Shaw’s wife Elizabeth started to notice something odd about the pictures: in them, one of Noah’s eyes appeared milky-white instead of red.<p>When his wife approached him with the …

Yikes: This new app saves Snapchats without letting the sender know

What supposedly makes Snapchat enjoyable is that messages float away and disappear after one view. It’s ephemeral fun for sharing things that don’t matter too much.<p>After giving it a quick test, I can confirm the app works. First you log in with your Snapchat credentials, and then the app saves all …

Check out Saints Row IVs opening mission

VG247 has published a video showing the opening mission of Saints Row IV. According to narrator and senior producer Jim Boone, the beginning of the …