November 2, 2013 |
This app lets you create your own Instagram-like travel journal. Name: Spottly Available for: iPhone and iPad What it does: Uses your smartphone and desktop photos and your own notes to make personal travel bucket lists. Lazy? You can use photos from the Internet or re-post other people's notes. Cost: Free What's hot: I loved browsing the "Featured" section and found restaurant after restaurant that I wanted to try in foreign destinations whose names I couldn't pronounce, much less read (Asian characters are in play here)
October 31, 2013 |
MTV may not play a lot of music on its network anymore, buy it is bringing music to your smartphone. After success with an app that curated content from its roster of shows, the network has rolled out an app that will connect users with musicians -- and help them discover new acts. On Thursday, the network debuted MTV Artists, a new app exclusive to the iPhone, that offers everything from artist discovery to retro archives to bio info from well-known acts to curating exclusive content from artists.
October 31, 2013 |
After countless leaks, Google has finally formally unveiled its new Nexus 5 smartphone, and it arrives just in time for the holiday shopping season. The LG-built device comes a month after Google sold out of its predecessor, the Nexus 4. Around the same time, Apple also announced its latest smartphone, the iPhone 5s. So how do all three compare? Here's the breakdown. Price The new Nexus 5 is available for purchase now and starts at $349 for a 16 GB model. A 32 GB model is available for $399.
October 30, 2013 |
It's a wide, wide, wide, wide world these days, and your iPhone is partly to blame. Panoramic pictures have been popular since at least the 19 th century, when painters labored for months over massive images (like this Gettysburg scene) and photographers used swiveling lenses atop a tripod to capture group photos. (Some still do, as this timeline attests.) Wide-screen movies took the trend further. By 1963, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" was being released in Ultra Panavision with an aspect ratio of 2.76 to 1 -- an image almost three times wider than high.
October 30, 2013 |
Does your iPhone 5s have a really short battery life? It might be the result of a manufacturing problem. Apple Inc. said it will be reaching out to customers who bought the iPhone 5s and are experiencing battery issues so that they can have their gadgets replaced. “We recently discovered a manufacturing issue affecting a very limited number of iPhone 5s devices that could cause the battery to take longer to charge or result in reduced battery life,” Teresa Brewer, an Apple spokeswoman, is quoted as saying in a New York Times report . PHOTOS: Top 10 Apple Mavericks OS X features to check out “We are reaching out to customers with affected phones and will provide them with a replacement phone," the company said in the statement. Apple did not say exactly how many of the devices are affected by the problem, but the report said that the company "implied" it is likely a few thousand.
October 28, 2013 |
Apple Inc. announced earnings largely in line with Wall Street's expectations as sales of iPhones climbed while the iPad remained flat. The company reported revenue in the fourth quarter of its 2013 fiscal year of $37.5 billion, up from $35.97 billion a year earlier. That number topped analysts' estimates of $36.84 billion and Apple's own guidance from last month of around $37 billion. "We're pleased to report a strong finish to an amazing year with record fourth-quarter revenue, including sales of almost 34 million iPhones," said Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, in a new s release.