iOS Twitch Game Streaming

You can now broadcast your mobile game sessions with Twitch

By on March 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

You can now broadcast your mobile game sessions with Twitch

Twitch has been making headlines recently as Microsoft and Sony duke it out for a more robust game streaming experience, but the most exciting news from the increasingly popular platform has nothing to do with home consoles. Earlier this month, Twitch announced that it would be bringing live game broadcasts to mobile devices, and now the company is ready to reveal its first mobile partnership. More →

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WhatsApp VoIP App Update Release Date

This is what WhatsApp’s VoIP feature may look like on iOS

By on March 14, 2014 at 3:20 PM.

This is what WhatsApp’s VoIP feature may look like on iOS

After confirming that WhatsApp will get a new VoIP calling feature, the company seems to be already working on adding the new functionality to its iOS app, iPhone Italia reveals by showing leaked images of the purported VoIP interface of the application. The publication also says it was able to test a beta version of the app. More →

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iOS App Store Microtransactions Clones

Once seen as a ‘console killer,’ Apple’s App Store now overrun with gaming garbage

By on March 13, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Once seen as a ‘console killer,’ Apple’s App Store now overrun with gaming garbage

When critics and analysts discuss the death of console gaming, they often hold up the iPhone as the culprit. Mobile gaming is destined to replace expensive home consoles once and for all, they say, offering comparable games for 1/60th the price. So why are the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 flourishing while Flappy Bird clones still dominate the charts on iOS devices? More →

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Old iPhone iOS Performance

This is why Apple might never need to release a cheap iPhone

By on March 11, 2014 at 2:48 PM.

This is why Apple might never need to release a cheap iPhone

Analysts and pundits have claimed that Apple simply needs to release new low-priced iPhones to better compete for smartphone market share, but the company is still choosing not to compete in that particular segment of the mobile business — or at least not actively by launching cheaper new iPhones each year. Instead, Apple keeps around older models that are sold for cheaper prices alongside brand new releases. And a new patent discovered by AppleInsider reveals how Apple may increase performance of aging devices, keeping them around for longer and potentially making them interesting choices for budget device buyers who could purchase second-hand iPhones instead of cheap new Android devices.

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Scariest iOS Games Ever

Video: Meet the iPhone game that’s guaranteed to give you seizures

By on March 7, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

Video: Meet the iPhone game that’s guaranteed to give you seizures

Have you ever dropped copious amounts of LSD and then gone on a roller coaster all while sitting on top of a paint shaker? If so then you probably have a good understanding of what it’s like to play Wave Wave, a new iOS game that looks something like Flappy Bird for the raver crowd. Essentially, Wave Wave makes you guide a black line through a series of brightly colored triangles that seem to get narrower and more difficult to navigate as the game progresses. Just watching the trailer for the game is enough to give you motion sickness and we’re still seeing tiny little triangles flying in front of our eyes minutes after we’ve stopped watching it. The game promises to help you “fall into ‘the zone’ where your brain switches off,” which is supposed to be a popular thing with the kids nowadays. The full trailer for Wave Wave follows below. More →

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iOS vs Android Smartphone Purchase

Customers may want iPhone, but end up buying Android instead

By on March 7, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Customers may want iPhone, but end up buying Android instead

A new study reveals that Apple is still the most coveted brand in emerging markets, even though not all potential customers can afford its products and end up using Android devices “because of their accessibility,” Fortune reveals, pointing us to a recent Upstream survey performed on 4,505 smartphone buyers in five emerging markets including Brazil, China, India, Nigeria and Vietnam. More →

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Jawbone Up Coffee iPhone App

This app will tell you when you’ll finally be able to fall asleep

By on March 7, 2014 at 12:15 AM.

This app will tell you when you’ll finally be able to fall asleep

A new application plans to help out with all those restless nights when falling asleep seems to be next to impossible, provided that your sleep disorder is related in any way to caffeine intake. Jawbone’s new “Up Coffee” mobile application will tell you when you’ll finally be able to fall asleep, or at least when that should happen according to your coffee habits. More →

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iPhone iOS Emergency Features

Your next iPhone may provide assistance when you need it the most

By on March 6, 2014 at 4:32 PM.

Your next iPhone may provide assistance when you need it the most

A future iPhone feature may offer handset owners added security features for real life-threatening events including emergency situations and accidents, AppleInsider reports, as detailed in a new patent application published on Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). More →

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BGR For iPhone iPad

BGR for iPhone and iPad updated for iOS 7

By on March 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

BGR for iPhone and iPad updated for iOS 7

We were one of the first big tech news brands with an iOS app, but we’ve been one of the last to update it with support for iOS 7. However, thanks to our good friend Sean Kovacs, the new app is available in the App Store right now. It has a redesigned interface, support for gestures, comments are now working again, it uses the dynamic system font sizes, sharing has been updated to take advantage of the iOS 7 share sheet, push notifications work for breaking news, and of course, bugs have been fixed. More →

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Worst iPhone Apps

Whatever you do, don’t download this app

By on March 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Whatever you do, don’t download this app

If there’s one app in Apple’s iOS App Store that might be called the worst, most evil, horrifyingly sinister app on the planet, it might be Baldify. The app itself is well-made and the quickness with which it applies its wonderfully complex photo effects is downright impressive, but this dastardly app will sap the spirit of even the most confident young men (and women) out there. What does it do? It makes you bald. More →

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Xbox Live iOS Android Games

Your iOS and Android games could soon run on Xbox Live

By on March 3, 2014 at 1:43 PM.

Your iOS and Android games could soon run on Xbox Live

Game Center on iOS has always been a bit of a let down. As a bare bones social network to keep track of your friends and achievements, it does its job, but it can’t compete with the functionality of most gaming networks. That’s why Microsoft is thinking about expanding its hugely popular Xbox Live to every mobile platform under the sun. More →

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iOS Android Tablet Market Share

History repeats: Samsung helps kill iPad’s tablet dominance

By on March 3, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

History repeats: Samsung helps kill iPad’s tablet dominance

For a long time, the iPad ruled as the tablet market’s unquestioned champion as many Android-based tablets — anyone remember the Motorola Xoom? — failed to compete in terms of either quality or pricing. However, new data from Gartner shows that Samsung has helped make Android the world’s top tablet OS much in the same way it helped cement Android’s dominance of the global smartphone market. More →

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LithiumCard Fast-Charging Smartphone Battery

Video: This credit card-sized battery can ‘hypercharge’ your smartphone

By on February 28, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Video: This credit card-sized battery can ‘hypercharge’ your smartphone

LinearFlux on Thursday launched its Indiegogo funding campaign for a very interesting external battery charger project for mobile devices – the LithiumCard, “the world’s only ‘Rechargeable HyperCharger.’” The LithiumCard has about the same size of a credit card, while being slightly thicker, and thus it can be carried around in a regular wallet. The battery can hold a charge of 1200mAh, and, most interestingly, sports a fast charging technology that the company claims can charge devices faster than similar products from competitors. More →

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