Create Your Own Street View For Google Maps Using Photo Spheres

Google Maps is one of the most stellar projects undertaken in recent times. In addition to putting a map of the entire world at our disposal, Google has gone one step ahead with Street View, letting us view different areas of the world as if we were standing right there. While Google itself has taken the trouble of recording and uploading Street View for a whole lot of locations around the world, including full cities, there’s still a long way to go till the entire planet is captured in Street View, and that’s where you come in. Now you, the user, have the ability to capture photo spheres, stitch them together into Street Views, and share them with the entire world right on Google Maps. How? Let’s get straight to it! Read More

wiggle For iPhone Stitches Two Photos Of A Scene To Make It Seem 3D

Very recently, we covered an app named TypoPic for iOS, which distinguishes itself among a plethora of typography tools owing to the fact that it can easily give a three-dimensional touch to the text overlaid with any photo. While iPhone photo editors are improving on almost daily basis, 3D effects are something that we rarely see even now. Autodesk’s Homestyler is among the very few iOS apps that offer 3D renditions of images. wiggle isn't as comprehensive as Autodesk's offering, and isn't meant to be used for performing serious tasks, but the app can still provide you with hours of fun and some pretty decent end results. With wiggle, you just have to snap two photos, and watch as the app stitches them together as an animation, giving the whole thing a distinctly three-dimensional look. Read More

Get iOS 7’s Wallpaper Parallax Effect In Older iOS Versions With 3DBoard

It is not really a secret that Apple often looks to the iOS jailbreak community for inspiration. iOS 6 offered Cydia-inspired features like Do Not Disturb, and the recently unveiled iOS 7 has an alternative to the famous SBSettings in the form of Control Center. It will be unfair to say though that only Apple copies features from jailbreak tweaks, as many tweaks are also inspired by existing or upcoming features of iOS. As iOS 7 is such a major update to the platform, it makes sense that a lot of developers are itching to bring the promised awesome features to users much before this fall, which is when the update will officially come out. There are already a number of Cydia packages that can turn your iOS 6 device into something much closer to iOS 7. 3DBoard is one such tweak, adding the newly introduced parallax effect to the SpringBoard of your iPhone. Read More

Unlock All Apple Maps Features On iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 & iPod touch 4G

Just a couple of days ago, the famous Cydia developer, Ryan Petrich, made it into the news (again) by porting Google Maps to iOS 6. Although this really was good news for all the lost and confused users of Apple Maps, there is still no word on the public release of this port. To make matters worse, yesterday, Google’s chairman, Eric Schmidt, revealed that the company’s official Maps app might not be coming to the App Store any time soon. While the whole world complains about Apple’s Maps, owners of older iOS devices are even more crestfallen than 4S and iPhone 5 users, since turn-by-turn navigation and 3D view in maps is only available for devices having an A5 or better processor. According to Apple, the older devices aren’t capable of handling these advanced features, and enabling them universally will result in reduced system stability. Ryan Petrich, though, has other ideas, and has released a tweak that unlocks all the features of Maps for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G! Read More

Google Earth For iOS Updated With 3D Maps & Tour Guide For Popular Places

Most Apple critics have accused iOS 6 to be a collection of features “borrowed” from Android and other apps or tweaks. While this might not be entirely true, there are a few things that have been around for quite a while longer than what Apple’s iOS 6 event would have you believe. One example that often comes up in these arguments related to feature-stealing is the 3D view added to the stock Maps app in the next iteration of iOS. 3D view has already been around in Google Maps for quite a while now, but the Google Earth app for iPhone and iPad did not have any such feature until yesterday. Now, however, the app has received an update that brings 3D view of a few select cities to iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the new iPad (all A5 devices). Not only can you fly over entire cities in 3D mode thanks to this update of the app, a new feature named Tour Guide has also been added to the mix, which suggests places that are worth a visit, and even comes up with textual instructions related to the destination. Read More

Voyage Displays RSS Feeds In A Scrollable 3D Space [Web]

We’ve covered many different types of RSS readers in the past, but Voyage stands out in the way it displays the feeds. It is a free online RSS reader that displays feeds as floating items in a 3D space, arranged along a timeline. Feeds are stacked in layers, newer items are bold and bright, whereas older feeds appear faded in the background. This forms a 3D effect as you you scroll through the news. Clicking an item brings it to the front and you can. You can use your arrow keys or the mouse wheel to go back in time and navigate feeds using the timeline. The slick 3D interface makes reading so much easier and lets you read your favorite stories in a whole new way. Read More

FBFlicker: Create And Share 3D Photo Albums Out Of Your Facebook Images

Who doesn’t like sharing photos on Facebook? The social networking giant’s arguably the most popular feature is perhaps its photo sharing capability. However, if you think that sharing photos in a conventional Facebook-style manner isn’t your cup of tea any more, and those snaps you took during the vacations need some special treatment, then FBFlicker is probably what you need. It’s a small utility designed to let you create 3D photo presentations of your Facebook photo albums within the web browser. The application provides an Adobe Flash based UI, which automatically integrates with your Facebook albums so you can easily create photo presentations for all your existing albums. There are five different 3D effects (as of now) that you can play with, along with changeable album background color. Is it worth a shot? Let’s find out. Read More

TabsPreview Adds An Eye-Candy 3D Preview For Open Tabs In Chrome

TabsPreview is a Chrome extension that gives you a gorgeous 3D preview of all your opened tabs, with multiple search capabilities and customization options. It provides an instant thumbnail preview of all the opened tabs within the new tab screen or a new window. This can be quite handy for people who work with several tabs and often find it difficult to sift through them. Whenever you click the extension's button in the toolbar, TabsPreview refreshes the thumbnails, so that you can always view the latest previews for all your open tabs. In addition to that, the extension offers you different preview modes, such as Stack, Grid, Glow etc. Both the scroll wheel or arrows displayed at the bottom of the page can be used to navigate between the previews, and you can also look through opened tabs by entering keywords in the search bar. Read More

Autodesk 123D Catch For iPad Lets You Convert Images Into 3D Models

No one can doubt the hardware quality of the camera in most iOS devices, especially the newer ones, but many have complained that the accompanying software is not up to the mark. Even something as simple as panorama mode is missing in the stock iOS Camera app. However, all these shortcomings don’t count for much, thanks to the large number of photography-related apps available in the App Store. 123D Catch is an iPad app that aims to turn panoramic images into a thing of the past. Using this app, you can convert simple images into 3D models, and view them from any angle using the 123D Catch viewer (available within the app). All you have to do is snap a bunch of photos, submit them to the Autodesk cloud, and within a few minutes, you will have a three-dimensional adaptation of the images. Read on for details. Read More

Shock 4Way 3D: Customizable Virtual Desktop Manager With Awesome Transition Effects

Software that add multiple virtual desktops to Windows provide you with more work space without buying or attaching any extra displays. Virtual desktop tools are available in many functional forms; simple ones, such as mDesktop (an open-source application to enable up to 10 multiple virtual desktops on your screen with hotkey supported switching), and others with more focus on being an eye-candy to the users, like Blacksmith (a portable virtual desktop manager that lets users have the feel of Windows, Android and MAC OS X Lion operating systems with their corresponding transition styles). Today, we have another GUI-focused and slightly customizable virtual desktop management application called Shock 4Way 3D, which provides users with four virtual desktop screens and switches between them in a beautiful 3D interface. The application supports switching through hotkeys and has a very user friendly Screen Manager. Keep on reading after the break to find out more about Shock 4Way 3D. Read More

Visions: 3D Image Viewer With Customizable Layouts & Built-in Editor

Previously, we have covered some very useful image viewing and editing software, such as Zoner Photo Studio (an image browser, powerful editor, viewer and manager with a catchy interface that lets you manage edit and share your photos with ease) and Fast Stone ImageViewer (an image viewer with built in drawing, editing, image comparison etc tools). Today, we have another image viewer for you called Visions, that lets you easily view and search photos, apply effects, create albums, share images, create postcards, photo frames, birthday cards etc., all within a 3D interface. The application comes with layout configurations that you can tweak to give a fresh feel to the interface. More after the break. Read More

Let’s Create! Pottery: Design Beautiful 3D Ceramic Models [Android & iOS]

Want to fulfill your crave for pottery without spoiling your hands? Then it’s time to test your creative skills with Let’s Create! Pottery – a comprehensive Android and iOS app that provides you with a virtual pottery stool, supplemented by a virtual kiln, multiple color shades and paint brushes/patterns that you can use to design elegant 3D ceramic models of your liking. You can either try your hand at creating freehand pottery designs to kill some spare time, or accept the app’s various challenges that are based around creating and embellishing the pot designs that match photos provided by the app itself. Products/designs made via the app can then be sold to earn virtual cash that you can use to unlock additional brush patterns, clay material, and color shades. That’s not all; you can also snap images of your favorite models to fill the app’s native image gallery with photos of your masterpieces. Read More

Showcase: View And Share 3D Photo Presentations With Your Friends

Bored of viewing your favorite photos as traditional slideshows? Looking for an exciting new way for showcasing the snaps you took last summer? Well, then try Showcase - an open source image viewing application that lets you view and save your images using different 3D visual effects. You can select and showcase up to five images, and then adjust them according to your preferences to create a 3D presentation. There are a number of different effects you can apply to your images like changing angle, zoom the images, flip and slide etc. There is also an option to change the background color of your album. The application is quite simple and easy to use, and you can quickly create fabulous image demonstrations to share them with your friends in a variety of ways.. Find out more after the jump with included screenshots. Read More

Hit iOS 3D Platformer Temple Run Now Available On Android

Get ready to jump and run away from that angry pack of chasing simians. Yep, you guessed it right, I’m talking about Temple Run by Imangi Studios. Our favorite, Indiana Jones look-alike, after enjoying a successful run on the iOS App Store, is back to do the same on the Android platform. Temple Run is about escaping a violent group of demon monkeys running after you. The game doesn't provide much of a background story, but as it appears, our hero must have stolen something of great value to the apes. Be warned that the game is extremely addictive. Once you start playing and competing with your friends for the highest score, you will never want to stop. Read on for an in-depth review of the game. Read More

FMX IV Pro: Biking Coupled With Gravity-Defying Stunts [Android Game]

Glu Mobile are known for creating some of the best mobile games out there. Just a few days back, we covered a recent release by the company, Samurai vs Zombies Defense for Android. Now, they have introduced yet another great title, FMX IV Pro, which, as its name suggests, is based on freestyle motocross - the extreme sport that involves bikers running over ramps and performing insane aerial stunts. The game sports amazing graphics, five distinct game modes and various achievements that you can unlock either by performing stunts or making in-game progress. Is it worth your spare time? Find out after the jump. Read More

Total Defense 3D HD: Futuristic Tower Defense With Stunning Visuals [iPad Game]

Tower defense has become quite a popular genre of videogames on mobile phones, especially with the introduction of touchscreen devices. Touchscreens let developers create a more fluid experience for strategy games due to the fact that you can use tapping gestures that work in quite the same manner, and in some cases, even better than the clicks of a computer mouse. If you're fond of playing strategic tower defense games on handheld devices, then you'll absolutely love Total Defense 3D HD for the iPad. The game fully utilizes the iPad’s larger display, packing an easy control mechanism and amazing 3D visuals. Read ahead for an in-depth review of the game. Read More

Browse Internet In 3D Using Mozilla Firefox 11 [Tip]

Not everything on the internet is there for productivity – sometimes you just do things because they’re fun, and because you can do them. Firefox browser has never been my personal favorite when it comes to picking the best (it’s just a personal preference for Chrome – I don’t have any facts to back it up with), but Firefox 11 came with a very intriguing aesthetic tool that is pure fun to play with, even if not that useful. Most of the seasoned Firefox users should already be familiar with the rather extensive Web Developer tools that come with Firefox, but with the 11th iteration of the browser, Mozilla has included an experimental 3D browsing view, enabling you to explore the internet in 3D! Read on to find out more. Read More

Burn Some Rubber In Carumba! The Ultimate Car Race [iOS Game]

Carumba! The Ultimate Car Race, developed by TenPearl LLC, is a new 3D single-player racing game for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.  The game will let you drive on a number of different locations, and choose from among some of the hottest cars in the world (the Ferrari, for instance). You can also personalize your cars by changing colors and make. Is this game worth downloading? Lets find out after the jump. Read More

Six-Guns: Third Person Shooter Set In The Wild West [Android Game]

Six-Guns, developed by the popular mobile game studios Gameloft, was first released for iOS devices, back in December, 2011. Though the game was met with average reviews from the fans and critics alike, early anticipations were high for its Red Dead Redemption-like setting, stunning visuals and sandbox-style gameplay. Now, after almost three months since its inception, the game has finally landed on the Android platform. This third-person shooter is set in an Old Western Frontier and has open-world gameplay. Just like most Gameloft titles, the game’s size is quite large (please note that after the initial installation, the game requires 400 MB of free internal storage space for additional content download), but as this is a trending factor with todays’ mobile games, it won’t hold back most gamers. Saddle your horses and read on to find whether this game was worth the wait for Android users. Read More

Gravity Project: Fast-Paced 3D Run-And-Jump Arcade Game [Android]

How much do you trust your eyes and reflexes? Yes, that’s what this new game is all about. Gravity Project for Android is one of the most splendid games we have played so far. This fast-paced, buttery smooth, 3D arcade game is all about running, jumping and sliding. You are thrown into some spaceship where the gravity level is zero, and you have to run your character to the finish line while dodging different objects and hurdles. The accelerating gameplay is fun, and the environments are also pretty amazing. If you’re looking for a game like this, then join us after the break for further details. Read More