Pilot Reader: Read & Save Tech News Catered Specifically To You

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There are hundreds of ways to keep up with news; Twitter, Reddit, RSS, Newsletters, and whatnot. The demise of Google Reader certainly opened and enriched this particular niche and new apps and services are still developed to this day. Pilot Reader is an iOS and Android app that caters to people interested in technology news. The app is free and very Tinder-like in its functionality. Not only does it curate technology news but it also learns to recognize what you like and save, to give you more relevant news. Like Tinder, you can swipe an item right to save it, and left to dismiss it. Read More

Fused Lets You Blend Two Photos Or Videos Into One Amazing Image [iOS]

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Filters, and frames are getting boring. There are about a thousand or so apps that let you apply either or both to your photos and there will probably be a thousand more in the years to come. Fused is a nice new app that lets you do something more original with you photos and it's free. Fused lets you merge two photos or videos, or a video and a photo into one, and create a stunning single photo. It comes with a great masking tool and lots of blend options that help you use one photo as a background, and overlay a second one over it to create something truly original. Read More

PhotoMath: Solve Linear Equations And Fractions Using Your Camera [iOS]

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Simple arithmetic is easy enough; adding, subtracting, multiplying, and division. You can do it on a basic calculator. Add brackets to the mix and you have to remember which order to solve them in. It's still do-able with an ordinary calculator. Now think linear equations in one unknown variable or fractions. If you haven't done a lot of maths recently, you are probably going to be choppy at some of this. PhotoMath Solve is a free iOS app that I could've benefited from in my school years. It's an app that solves maths problems simply by scanning them with your camera and it shows you the individual steps that led to that solution. The app isn't exactly going to help you ace an advanced degree in Mathematics but if you have children who get Maths homework, the app can be a useful in helping them learn. At present, the app can only scan problems that have been printed and not hand written. It can solve basic arithmetic operations, fractions, decimals, linear equations in one unknown variable, and some logarithmic functions. Read More

What’s New In iOS 8.1

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iOS 8.1 was released a few days back and since the release of iOS 8, this is the third update to the OS with iOS 8.0.1 and iOS 8.0.2 being rolled out earlier to deal with the many problems the OS brought with it. And iOS 8 did indeed bring quite a few problems with it. iOS 8.1 fixes some bugs but it also rolls out some other features that require Yosemite to be running on Macs. Talks and speculation of bugs aside, here is the list of the new features made available with the update. Read More

Hooks: Get Alerts For TV Shows, Concerts, Games, Rain And More [iOS]

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Reminders, alerts, alarms; they're all great at making sure you don't forget important things like meetings, picking up the milk, remembering to take the trash out, not skipping leg day. Everything thing that is a drag to do, and therefore more likely to be forgotten, is kept on our radar by these ever helpful apps. But what about the fun stuff we forget about? There is more to life than just meetings and piking up the dry cleaning. Hooks – Alerts that Matter is an app for creating alerts for important things like when the next episode of your favorite show airs, when your favorite band is playing, when a new movie is going to be released, and more. Unlike other reminder apps that help you be more productive, this app reminds you of the up and coming fun things in life. Read More

Eat Your Greens Analyses What’s On Your Plate From A Photo [Paid]

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The desire to eat fries or enjoy one piece of cake will let you convince yourself that you otherwise eat healthy and that one little detour on the road to health isn't going to matter. Breakfast was healthy, lunch was light, dinner had plenty of meat so what's wrong with fries? The thing is, we all know fries aren't good for us, that unless we've been eating healthy, the slight slip isn't a good idea but we don't know that about everything we eat. Not many restaurants will provide nutrition information so what's a quick way to tell if what's one our plate is healthy or not? Eat Your Greens is a remarkable new iOS app available in the App Store for $1.99. It does two really amazing things; it identifies food by its color and it tells you what color you need to eat more of. All you have to do is take a picture of your food, identify the different colors by placing markers, and the app does the rest. It is a unique approach that lets you analyse food nutrition by color instead of counting calories all the time. Read More

Everything Wrong With iOS 8 In 450 Words or Less

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We did a run down of killer features introduced by Apple in iOS since iOS 3 to date. We hoped to look at what great new features have been part of the offering that compels us to update to the next version. Likewise, it's up to us to look at the dark side of things and by dark side we mean the awful bugs that are currently plaguing iOS 8 users. These aren't the  simple bugs that you can overlook; they are recurring and annoying enough for Apple to promise iOS 8.0.1 to the masses in the near future. Take into consideration how long the company took to acknowledge the iPhone 5 had a faulty power button and offer a free fix for it and you know that the problems are real. So here it is, a brief overview of the bugs iOS 8 users are experiencing on various supported devices. Read More

iOS Killer Features Introduced Over The Years

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For many people, buying an iPhone 6 will be a decision to upgrade to a larger screen and a better camera, etc. For those who aren't buying a new phone, they will be upgrading their devices to iOS 8. Every new version of iOS has had quick and almost immediate adoption. In 2007 when the iPhone was first announced Apple aimed to sell one million units in a year. With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, that same number has been achieved in a week. We are definitely still in love with Apple's amazing hardware but iOS upgrades aren't a matter of fandom and blind dedication to the company. They have always been about features; what does the new OS give you that's worth upgrading for and through the years, Apple has given us killer features in every single version of iOS to make it worth the upgrade. We revisit those killer features again to see if iOS 8 has delivered like its predecessors and what features in the latest version are going to push the upgrades. Read More

View Source Of Any Web Page In Safari With This iOS 8 Extension & App [Paid]

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For web developers, having access to a site's source is imperative. There is a convoluted method of viewing source natively, one that involves some degree of manipulation of javascript and favourites, OR we could just download View Source for iOS and call it a day. It's a new iOS app worth $0.99 in the App Store and it's one of the newest apps to take advantage of extensions on iOS 8.  Needless to say, it won't work unless you have iOS 8. The app allows you to view the source of a web page on an iOS mobile device. The app lets you view source inside its own browser and also works as an extension for Safari so that you can view the source of any page you have open in it. Read More

How To Add/Remove Third-Party Keyboards In iOS 8

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I should just use the same introductory sentence for these posts, since they are all just some variants of "iOS 8 is out, it has new features". So, iOS 8 is out, it has new features, like widgets and third-party keyboards. Not that there is anything wrong with the native keyboard, but sometimes one has to experiment with what else is out there, perhaps you might like a third-party over your cherished iOS 8 keyboard. Only one way to find out, install it (like SwiftKey) and see for yourself. Allow us to walk you through how to install third-party keyboards on iOS 8. Read More

5 Ways To Put Your Obsolete iPhone 4 To Good Use

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Now that iOS 8 is out, your iPhone 4 is effectively obsolete in terms of OS. Where the iPhone 4 will not be receiving an OS update, it also doesn't support some major features from iOS 6 and iOS 7 such as Siri and the ability to take panoramas. Additionally, the phone didn't handle the iOS 7 update all too well; it slowed the phone down and it wasn't until Apple issued an update with a performance fix for the iPhone 4 that things improved. So, if you still have an iPhone 4 that you used or if you have one lying around unused, what can you do with it now that substantially faster devices are available? Here are five suggested uses that might let you use it as something more than a seriously expensive paperweight. Read More

How To Add And Remove Widgets In iOS 8

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Since we already spent a lot of time discussing the abridged biography of iOS 8, we will skip that particular introduction and go right to the meat of the matter. Widgets are now regular constituents of iOS 8, located where iOS 7 offered a control no more complex than an off switch; you can now completely customize your Notification Center and what widgets you show there and in what order. Let us take a look at how to do exactly that on iOS 8. Read More

Swiftkey Now Available In The App Store For iOS 8, Here’s Our Take [Review]

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iOS 8 is here! Wait, we already said that in our last article. Okay, so let's start talking more and more about it. One of the biggest advances in iOS 8 are not at the cosmetic level, it is at the developer's end, which come back on a cosmetic level. Now the environment is a little more open and to that end, there will be support for custom keyboards (amongst other things, check out our review). Predictive text is the weapon of choice for the legend of Android SwiftKey which steps foot into the battleground of iOS, armed with swipe-to-type functionality. Read on to find out how it fared. Read More

iOS 8 Is Out! Here Is What’s New And What’s Improved [Review]

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Since the announcement of iOS 8's launch, supplemented with news of Yosemite and iPhone 6/6+ and the Apple Watch's arrival, people have been torn between those saying that Apple is late to so many parties (large screen, wearables, widgets, etc.). The other suggesting that this is the kind of move that reworks the entire platform from the ground up and needed to take its time. Perhaps it is both. It does not matter to either camp because iOS 8 is out. It is the most natural evolution of a platform. If you own a compatible Apple device, you should get an upgrade. Let us walk you through why. Read More

Miranda Helps You Coordinate Time In Multiple Time Zones [iOS]

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One of my most memorable mistakes/job fails was the direct result of my inability to work, or rather plan anything in two different time zones. To say I learned to deal with them later on would be a lie. Instead, I decided to concern myself with my own time zone and let people work it out for themselves. Miranda is a free iOS app that I could have used back then and probably will keep on my phone for the remainder of my life. It's a very simply app that helps you find time in multiple time zones with respect to your own. You can then add an event to your calendar knowing what time the event starts for you and when it starts in the other time zone using the app. Read More

Next Deadline: A To-Do App For Projects That Focuses On Due Dates [iOS]

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There are two types of people in this world; those that get right down to tackling a task given to them opting to finish it as early as possible. Then there are people who look at how many days they have left until a project is due each time they consider starting work on it. These people are deadline driven, possibly they were among those genius kids in college who would cram one week before an exam and make it through with reasonable grades. If approaching deadlines are what drive you to excel at work, consider giving Next Deadline a try. It's an iOS app that lets you add up to four projects to it and each project may have multiple tasks added to it. Each of those tasks have their own deadline and the app's home screen will always arrange projects with respect to the nearest deadline of the next task. You can add upto four projects but will have to upgrade if you want to add more. Read More

Master Password: Off-Line Password Generator & Vault For Desktop & Mobile

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In light of recent security leak scandals, people are beefing up security on their personal accounts to paranoid levels. Security is always at a premium and to serve that end there are numerous solutions available. Solutions that secure imagesindividual folders, apps (android and iOS) and even bookmarks. The irony of security is that security providers seem to want more of your personal information to improve security. In order to really secure certain online services, you can add anything from fingerprint verification to phone confirmation, implying that in case of a security breach, not only is your web service compromised, so is your fingerprint ID and your personal phone number. However, Master Password for Mac, Java desktop, iOS and Android (beta) makes it easy for you to remain secure without the hassle of memorizing any complicated strings. Here's how. Read More

PHHHOTO: Shoot Moving Pictures With Your iPhone And Save As GIFs

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Moving photos are videos last time I checked and if you take audio out of the equation, you have a GIF. Now GIFs are ridiculously popular on the internet as a form of expression and they are what give truer meaning to the phrase, 'a picture is worth a thousand words', especially if you can screen cap some text on to the GIF before you share it. PHHHOTO is a free iOS app that lets you create photo GIFs i.e. moving photos from your device's camera. It serves this sole purpose though it does have a nice little black and white filter that you can apply to the GIF before it's saved to your camera roll or shared on Facebook, Twitter, and/or PHHHOTO itself. Read More

Wallpaper Plus Is A Complete Image Editing App For iOS [Jailbreak]

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Have you ever found an image online that would make a great wallpaper if only you could crop a few pixels off the side and maybe resize it a bit? If so, it's likely you ended up not using said image as your background unless you have a good photo editing app on your phone. Photo editing apps are very popular and the good ones are rarely free but if you have a jailbroken device, you should consider giving Wallpaper Plus a try. The app can be installed from the BigBoss repository and it's everything you could ever want in a photo editing app. Originally meant to help you fix an image up to use as a wallpaper, this app can be used for just about any sort of photo editing needs; cropping, resizing, adding text, playing with the color tone of the image, adding stickers and emoticons, and more. Read More

Contact Center Tries To Make Group Messaging Easier [iOS]

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Everyone has one ICE (in case of emergency) number on their phone but we also have a group of people, friends or family, that we need to stay in constant contact with. Call them your in-crowd, call them your nagging parents, or call them your peeps, but you have a need to stay in constant contact with a specific group of people. iOS isn't very flexible when it comes to group messaging which is why you might want to look for a better option for sharing with large groups. Contact Center is a free iOS app that lets you get in touch with your in-group super fast. It lets you send them a group message via the default messages app, a group email, and place quick calls to anyone in the group as well as send them GIFs. Read More