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Another crucial reason why app developers prefer iOS to Android

By on February 4, 2016 at 11:15 PM.

Another crucial reason why app developers prefer iOS to Android

While the fight between iPhone and Android persists, the fact is that no matter what platform you choose, you’ll get a great experience. There’s great hardware on either side and amazing apps to complement them. Sure, iPhone has definitive advantages over Android, but, in turn, Android outshines iPhone in some ways.

However, there’s still one key area where iPhone always wins that Google has not managed to address. More →

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iPhone 3D Touch Home Button

Is this how Apple plans to remove the iPhone’s home button?

By on February 4, 2016 at 3:10 PM.

Is this how Apple plans to remove the iPhone’s home button?

Much has been written in recent months about Apple’s potential iPhone plans for the future and some reports have suggested that the introduction of 3D Touch functionality in the iPhone 6s is a hint that the home button will be going away at some point in the future. In fact, the only thing Apple has to do to preserve all the features the home button is to add fingerprint-sensing capabilities to the device’s touch display, and now a newly unearthed patent may show us how Apple plans to achieve this.
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Best Email Apps For iPhone

The only 5 email apps iPhone users should consider using

By on February 4, 2016 at 2:01 PM.

The only 5 email apps iPhone users should consider using

There are a few cases where a pre-installed iPhone app made by Apple is the best tool for a particular job, but the Mail app certainly isn’t one of them. For light email users, it’s a nice clean option that offers a fairly basic set of features and a nice user interface. For the rest of us, we need a solution that offers a broader feature set than Apple’s Mail app will likely ever offer.

I’ve personally been back on the hunt for a new email app ever since my email solution of choice was shut down by Dropbox. And no, I still haven’t forgiven the company. I’ve gone through more than a dozen apps in my search for a Mailbox replacement though, and in this post I’ll save you the pain and suffering that I’ve had to endure. More →

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Apple Music Offline SD Card Support

Apple Music lets Android users do something you can’t do on your iPhone

By on February 4, 2016 at 1:34 PM.

Apple Music lets Android users do something you can’t do on your iPhone

It’s probably fair to assume that a majority of Apple Music’s 15 million+ subscribers own an iPhone or an iPad, but users of the Android app are getting something that iOS users will almost certainly never see: SD card support. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

13 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on February 4, 2016 at 12:42 PM.

13 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was our biggest of the week, but it was also one of our best thanks to the great apps we found. In fact, a bunch of them are still free downloads, so go and see for yourself. Today’s list isn’t too shabby either, and it includes 13 premium iOS apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. More →

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iPhone Apps

3 of the world’s most popular Apple bloggers all say Apple has a serious problem

By on February 4, 2016 at 11:23 AM.

3 of the world’s most popular Apple bloggers all say Apple has a serious problem

To grow from the brink of bankruptcy to the most valuable company on the planet, Apple had to stray from convention in a number of ways. We’ve discussed them all at one time or another, but in this post we’ll focus on one: The user experience.

With many different types of consumer electronics, and certainly with computers and mobile devices, hardware and software go hand in hand to form a complete user experience. Different companies have different strengths and weaknesses, but over the past couple of decades Apple has become known as a company that provides a user experience that, simply put, is a cut above the rest.

According the three of the most popular and widely respected Apple bloggers in the world, however, Apple has a serious problem that continues to grow more serious as time moves on. And the worst part is that there’s simply no indication that the matter is improving. More →

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iPhone Vs Android

Dollars and Sense: The iPhone is the only phone that actually still excites people

By on February 4, 2016 at 10:08 AM.

Dollars and Sense: The iPhone is the only phone that actually still excites people

Almost exactly four years ago, Samsung’s marketing boss sat down for an interview and made a claim that seemed almost comical at the time. There was a bit of a language barrier, but the gist of Young-Hee Lee’s bold claim was this: People had been obsessed with Apple’s iPhone line for long enough, and Samsung was going to shift their obsession to Galaxy phones.

If only it were that easy, right? Well, as it turns out, it is that easy when you’ve got a massive smartphone division and tens of billions of dollars to spend on marketing. More →

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iPhone Holographic Display Hover Gestures

New evidence points to future iPhones with holographic displays

By on February 3, 2016 at 3:56 PM.

New evidence points to future iPhones with holographic displays

It might sound like a bold prediction, but the iPhone will get a holographic display in the coming years. And this isn’t wishful thinking based on what sci-fi movies told me to expect from the future. There are pieces of evidence here and there that indicate Apple is clearly interested in this particular type of technology, even though the company is far from announcing anything at this time. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

15 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on February 3, 2016 at 11:36 AM.

15 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Behold, the biggest list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free that we’ll run this week. Yesterday’s post got plenty of traction and several of the apps contained within are still free downloads if you grab them right now. We’re keeping the momentum going on Wednesday though, and we’ve got 15 fresh apps for you in today’s post. As always, these sales could be over at any time so be sure to check them out as soon as you can if you’re hoping to get them for free. More →

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Best iPhone Calendar App

You’ll never find another iPhone calendar app this beautiful and original

By on February 3, 2016 at 11:13 AM.

You’ll never find another iPhone calendar app this beautiful and original

On iOS, or any other platform for that matter, there is no shortage of calendar apps. It seems like they’re a dime a dozen, in fact. While the concept of a calendar is anything but novel, developers have all sorts of different takes on calendars and scheduling that move well beyond the typical grid of dates and into some pretty interesting new territory.

Our longtime favorite calendar app for the iPhone is Timepage, a gorgeous offering by Moleskine that we first told you about in May of last year. A new app that was just released a few weeks ago is giving Timepage a serious run for its money though, and it offers a completely new take on the concept of a calendar app. More →

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Microsoft SwiftKey Android iPhone

Why Microsoft paid $250M for one of the greatest Android and iPhone keyboard apps of all time

By on February 3, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

Why Microsoft paid $250M for one of the greatest Android and iPhone keyboard apps of all time

Microsoft on Wednesday confirmed it purchased one of the greatest Android and iPhone keyboard apps of all time, paying $250 million for it, according to one report. The app is already installed on more than 300 million devices, having been one of the first third-party keyboard apps to be made available on both platforms.

The app in question is SwiftKey, which launched on Android a few years ago and then on iOS once Apple started allowing third-party keyboard apps in the app store. But why did Microsoft need a smartphone and tablet keyboard app when it makes a similar keyboard itself? And why this particular app? More →

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iPhone Not Enough Storage Error

Never get another ‘not enough storage’ error on your iPhone again

By on February 2, 2016 at 11:12 AM.

Never get another ‘not enough storage’ error on your iPhone again

How unbelievably frustrating is it when you go to snap a quick photo or capture a video on your iPhone and you get that dreaded “cannot take video” error message. Or your phone tries to back up to iCloud overnight and you wake up to a “not enough storage” error. It’s not like you cheaped out and bought a 16GB iPhone, you just have so many apps, photos and videos on there that there’s no room left. iCloud is nice for syncing your content, but how do you clear up space on your phone so you never have to deal with these pesky errors again?

Meet the Lyve Home Photo and Video Manager for Mobile Devices, which will ensure that you never run out of space again on your iPhone (or Android phone) without risking another “Fappening” by storing everything in the cloud. Just stop iCloud from backing up your photos and videos, and back them up locally to LyveHome instead. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on February 2, 2016 at 10:47 AM.

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Our regular column on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free continues to be some of the most popular content we publish each day. Why? Because if there’s one thing people love more than new iOS apps, it’s new premium iOS apps they don’t have to pay for. Today’s post includes 11 different apps — be sure to check them all out before these sales end.

FYI: There are also still a few paid apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post. More →

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