Inbox Zero

This sleek new iPhone app will help you conquer email

By on May 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

This sleek new iPhone app will help you conquer email

Inbox zero isn’t just a buzz term… it’s a way of life. Back in 2013, I wrote about how I destroyed email and the feedback I received was overwhelming. So many people were so happy to have been given some guidance and some useful tools, and the reason is obvious: Email is awful unless you constantly keep it under control.

Now it’s 2015, and there are a wide range of new tools at users’ disposal that can help in the quest to achieve inbox zero. And one of the newest available tools is a new iPhone app appropriately named “Zero.” More →

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Facebook Messenger Video Calling Feature

How to use the great video calling feature that was just added to Facebook Messenger

By on April 28, 2015 at 10:10 AM.

How to use the great video calling feature that was just added to Facebook Messenger

Facebook’s Messenger mobile app is already incredibly popular with both iOS and Android users, so it’s no wonder the company is constantly improving it. One of the features many users may have been asking for, especially those smartphone users who chat with people on other platforms, is finally here. More →

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Best iPhone Widgets

Launch apps, send messages and more from your lock screen with this cool iPhone app

By on April 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM.

Launch apps, send messages and more from your lock screen with this cool iPhone app

App developers have found plenty of ways to get creative with the widget support that Apple added to iOS recently. No, it’s not the same as having full-fledged home screen widgets like Android does, but iOS Notification Center widgets can still be quite useful. For example, a nifty new widget app called Uplify lets you launch apps, post to social networks or even send pre-configured messages through your favorite messaging app, all initiated right on your lock screen or from any other screen. More →

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WhatsApp Calling

WhatsApp’s latest iOS update finally delivers free voice calling

By on April 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

WhatsApp’s latest iOS update finally delivers free voice calling

If you’re an iPhone owner and you’ve been looking for a reason to download WhatsApp, I have good news for you. As of the latest update, voice calling has been added to the iOS version of the app, which means that you can now call friends and family anywhere in the world for free as long as you have an Internet connection. More →

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iPhone iOS App Encryption Security Issue

1,500 iPhone apps have a serious flaw that hackers can easily exploit

By on April 21, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

1,500 iPhone apps have a serious flaw that hackers can easily exploit

While security companies usually detail vulnerabilities in Android that hackers can use for malicious purposes, analytics service SourceDNA uncovered an encryption flaw that may affect as many as 1,500 applications, Ars Technica reports. Among them, you’ll find some popular titles, including Citrix OpenVoice Audio Conferencing, the Alibaba.com mobile app, Movies by Flixster with Rotten Tomatoes, KYBankAgent 3.0, and Revo Restaurant Point of Sale. More →

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Fleksy Virtual Keyboard for iOS and Android

The custom smartphone keyboard is here to stay… and it’s only getting smarter

By on April 20, 2015 at 4:56 PM.

The custom smartphone keyboard is here to stay… and it’s only getting smarter

The one smartphone feature we take for granted every day, one that has evolved into an app category of its own, is the virtual keyboard. There are various custom keyboard apps listed in app stores waiting to offer smartphone users a better experience than default options. In fact, many of them extend across platforms, bringing the same features to users no matter what devices they own. The better and smaller these gadgets get over time though, the better the virtual keyboards must get as well.

At least, that’s what Fleksy’s Ashley Eleftheriou assured me in a virtual sit down over the weekend about the past and future of the virtual keyboard app. More →

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iOS Vs Android

Why developers STILL prefer iOS over Android

By on April 15, 2015 at 1:56 PM.

Why developers STILL prefer iOS over Android

Android may trump iOS in terms of market share, but when it comes to actually generating profits for developers, Apple’s mobile platform still stands supreme.

According to recently tabulated data from app store analytics firm App Annie, apps downloaded on iOS generate far more revenue than those downloaded via Google Play. What’s more, with Apple continuing to make strong inroads in China, the revenue gap between the two rival mobile platforms is increasing. All told, iOS users tend to spend up to four times as much on apps than Android users.

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Apple iOS Virtual Keyboard

Why your iPad’s virtual keyboard might be getting a whole lot better real soon

By on April 9, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

Why your iPad’s virtual keyboard might be getting a whole lot better real soon

One of the longstanding complaints about iOS was that Apple, in stark contrast to Android, wasn’t open to third-party keyboards. Thankfully, with the introduction of iOS 8, Apple revamped its keyboard software in a major way. Now comes word that Apple may have a few more keyboard tricks up its sleeve, at least as it pertains to the iPad.

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Apple iOS 8.3 Touch ID

Surprise! Apple’s latest iOS release breaks a key feature

By on April 9, 2015 at 1:23 PM.

Surprise! Apple’s latest iOS release breaks a key feature

It’s gotten to a point where I’m a bit hesitant to download new iOS updates as they come in. Inevitably, new iOS updates have a penchant for crippling some form of basic functionality for large swaths of people. What follows next is a seemingly long wait for the next iterative iOS update to hopefully fix whatever was messed up previously.

After falling victim to this frustrating cycle too many times, I’ve decided to take a “wait and see” approach. And so, with iOS 8.3 having been released yesterday, I opted to sit on the sidelines and see how it was received before deciding to press the download button. As it turns out, some iPhone and iPad users who upgraded to iOS 8.3 are already experiencing problems with their device’s Touch ID as it pertains to App Store purchases.

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Popcorn Time iOS App Jailbreak

The ‘Netflix for Pirates’ just released a new iOS app – no jailbreak required

By on April 8, 2015 at 9:25 AM.

The ‘Netflix for Pirates’ just released a new iOS app – no jailbreak required

It’s been one year since Popcorn Time, a.k.a. the “Netflix for Pirates,” took the online world by storm. And to celebrate, the website has unveiled a new iOS app that won’t require you to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad to use. More →

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Android Vs. iOS Best Features List

Android fans confess what they envy most about iOS

By on March 27, 2015 at 11:38 AM.

Android fans confess what they envy most about iOS

Android fans are a proud bunch who don’t like admitting things they envy about other platforms, especially those made by (*spit*) Apple. However, open-minded Android and iOS fans alike can see things in other platforms they like and Reddit’s Android community recently had a confessional session in which they admitted what iOS features they’d most like to see Android adopt in the future. More →

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Kickstarter Pivot App for iOS and Android

Meet Pivot, the amazing app that offers location-based ‘tunnels’ to the past

By on March 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

Meet Pivot, the amazing app that offers location-based ‘tunnels’ to the past

What if you could instantly pick up your phone to learn more details about a certain historical landmark or your location and then get visual cues about how that particular place changed over time? That’s what a new application called Pivot looks to offer smartphone users: A way of traveling back in time and staying connected to the history of a certain place, as long as there are available pictures of that place to tell its story. More →

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Smartphone App Location Data

Why location data is one of the most coveted details apps collect about you

By on March 25, 2015 at 6:40 PM.

Why location data is one of the most coveted details apps collect about you

A new study from Carnegie Mellon reveals that smartphone applications collect location-related data a lot more than you think. And as Wired reports, and it’s not always clear what happens with that data and whether it’s safely used by the parties it’s shared with. More →

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