How To Use Siri

The ultimate guide to using Siri includes everything you could ever need to know

By on July 15, 2014 at 12:12 PM.

The ultimate guide to using Siri includes everything you could ever need to know

Siri is one of Apple’s crown jewels. The intelligent virtual assistant was introduced in 2011 alongside the iPhone 4S and the software has seen tremendous improvements since then. Siri has also seen its functionality expand exponentially, which is obviously a good thing — but it also means there are so many features packed in that there’s no way we can remember them all.

Luckily, there is now a ridiculously comprehensive guide to help us out. More →

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Best iOS Apps Capo touch

Brilliant new iOS app is a musician’s dream come true

By on July 10, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Brilliant new iOS app is a musician’s dream come true

If you play guitar, then you’ll definitely want to check out an incredible new iOS app that can transcribe chords for just about any song you have in your iTunes library. Per 9to5Mac, music software company SuperMegaUltraGroovy, Inc. has just released its Capo touch app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that comes with brilliant software that’s capable of picking out chords as they’re being played in a song. This way, you won’t have to use unreliable guitar tabs on the web that are often either written in the incorrect key or that don’t correctly transcribe songs that use more complex harmonies than those found in the standard major and minor chord progressions. More →

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Android Market Share

Android’s share of global mobile usage may soon top iOS for the first time ever

By on July 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Android’s share of global mobile usage may soon top iOS for the first time ever

In terms of monthly shipments, Android devices surpassed Apple’s iOS  lineup long ago. Apple executives and Apple bloggers repeatedly point to a different stat, however, that paints an interesting picture: Despite Android’s huge lead in terms of shipments, iOS remains the global leader in usage as measured by companies that monitor web traffic.

Unless the current trend is reversed in the next month or two, however, there will soon be a changing of the guard. More →

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USA Vs Belgium

How to stream the USA vs. Belgium World Cup match on any computer or phone for free

By on July 1, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

How to stream the USA vs. Belgium World Cup match on any computer or phone for free

It wasn’t exactly pretty and no firm statements were made last Thursday, but USA managed to advance to the round of 16 despite its 0-1 loss to Germany. The World Cup is really heating up now that we’re into the knockout stages of the tournament, and USA will need to beat Belgium on Tuesday if it hopes to keep chasing the cup. Oddsmakers have Belgium as the favorite but USA has stunned the world so far, having escaped the “group of death” that sports analysts gave the scrappy team almost no chance of advancing through. In other words, anything can happen.

Do you want to watch Tuesday’s huge USA vs. Belgium match but you don’t have access to a TV? Here, we’ll tell you how to stream all the action live to your computer, tablet or smartphone for free. More →

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Android Market Share 2014

Despite iPhone 6 hype, Android continues to dominate iOS market share

By on July 1, 2014 at 1:57 PM.

Despite iPhone 6 hype, Android continues to dominate iOS market share

It wasn’t long ago that Android overtook iOS as the most popular mobile platform in the United States, but as the release of Apple’s first large screen phone approaches, Android’s lead is beginning to look insurmountable. According to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Android now holds 61.9% of the U.S. market share to Apple’s 32.5%, the lowest percentage iOS has captured since the iPhone 4s launched in 2011. More →

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Apple Maps Vs Google Maps

Apple is now releasing improvements for its iOS Maps app every single day

By on June 30, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Apple is now releasing improvements for its iOS Maps app every single day

When Apple first ousted Google Maps from its mobile devices and released its own mapping solution for iOS, it was something of a disaster. A beautiful disaster, at times, but a disaster nonetheless. So much so that Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the company’s terrible Maps app and Apple recommended several third-party alternatives. In the time since Apple’s mobile Maps app debuted, however, the company has devoted tremendous resources to improving it — and now a new report claims that Apple is pushing improvements to its Maps app every single day. More →

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iOS Messaging Apps Yo Hodor

This is the only Yo knockoff you should even think of downloading

By on June 30, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

This is the only Yo knockoff you should even think of downloading

Yo is easily the stupidest $1 million app the world has ever seen, but it’s at least spawned some amusing knockoff projects. Or more precisely, it’s spawned one amusing knockoff: Yo Hodor. As Business Insider points out, there’s a new app out there that takes the basic Yo concept and applies it to Hodor, the lovable giant from HBO’s hugely popular Game of Thrones series who’s known for saying only one word: “Hodor.” More →

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Download Moment iPhone App

New iOS app ironically vows to cure your iPhone addiction

By on June 27, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

New iOS app ironically vows to cure your iPhone addiction

Moment is a new iOS app that has some interesting tracking abilities, TechCrunch reports. The app will run in the background, looking at how much you use the phone each day, and – if enabled – it will even track locations. Furthermore, the app can list usage statistics and can help users set up a limit on their daily iPhone usage in order to cut down their addiction. More →

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iOS Vs. Android Developer Revenue

The one thing about iOS that Android might never be able to top

By on June 26, 2014 at 12:13 PM.

The one thing about iOS that Android might never be able to top

Google and Apple compete over a lot of things, but one battle between the two companies that deserves more attention is their intense competition for the hearts and minds of mobile app developers. And as new analysis from Benedict Evans shows, Apple has a distinct advantage here over Google despite the fact that Android dwarfs iOS in total market share worldwide: iPhone users are much more likely to pay for apps than Android users. More →

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USA Vs Germany Streaming

How to stream the huge USA vs. Germany World Cup match on a computer or phone

By on June 26, 2014 at 11:31 AM.

How to stream the huge USA vs. Germany World Cup match on a computer or phone

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you are well aware of Thursday’s huge World Cup match between USA and Germany. USA is the clear underdog here and Germany has already secured its spot in the round of 16, but the scrappy U.S. team could still advance to the next round with a tie or even a loss in many scenarios (the full details have been explained quite well by The Big Lead).

Do you want to watch the match but you don’t have access to a TV? In this post, we’ll tell you how to stream all the action live to your computer, tablet or smartphone. More →

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Flappy Bird Clones Malware

80% of Flappy Bird clones on Android and iOS contain malware

By on June 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

80% of Flappy Bird clones on Android and iOS contain malware

As if the Flappy Bird phenomenon wasn’t infectious enough to begin with, the torrent of clones that followed the app’s release might be leading to an even bigger problem. USA Today shares the data from McAfee Labs’ latest Threat Report, which sampled over 300 of the Flappy Bird clones on the App Store and Google Play only to find that 238 or “almost 80% of them contained malware.” More →

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Review
LyveHome Review iOS Android

LyveHome review

By on June 23, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

LyveHome review

There are more photos that have been taken in the last twelve months than every photograph taken from the beginning of time up until then put together. But no one has truly solved the problem of photo organization, backups and protection, at least not in a fun and easy way. Lyve aims to do this with both hardware and software, and the company recently sent us its new flagship product to test. Has Lyve finally cracked this important problem and launched a product that’s both simple and reliable? More →

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20 Days Stranger

This might be the coolest (or creepiest) new social app we’ve seen in months

By on June 19, 2014 at 10:17 AM.

This might be the coolest (or creepiest) new social app we’ve seen in months

It seems like each new social app that launches pushes us further apart as a society. Thousands of users posting minutia impossible to care about… ridiculous secrets anonymously posted with zero accountabilitystupid apps designed to do little more than annoy us… it’s all becoming overwhelming. Every so often, however, something different emerges that finds novel ways to bring us closer together — and 20 Days Stranger is perhaps the most poetic new social app we have seen in quite some time. More →

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