We have a great collection of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today to round out this week's series. You'll find games, utilities, photo apps, music players and more, and every single one of them is a premium application that's on sale for free for a limited time. There are even a few more freebies floating around in Thursday's post , so be sure to check that one out as well. MUST SEE: Crazy iPhone trick turns your wallpapers into optical illusions These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. Random PW Generator Normally $0.99. The Random PW Generator allows them to easily generate random passwords, create your own, save and manage Passwords. The app features: Generate passwords with length of 4 to 26 characters. Character selection: big letters, small letters, numbers and special characters, combined with everything else. Special characters can be selected individually. Own password combined with generated characters. Save passwords, delete, print, move with iTunes file sharing on the computer, or send via AirDrop. iTunes File Sharing on - off function. App lock code allows you to keep the passwords from strangers eyes. Do not play with the security of your data! Avoid using the same password for multiple logins. Random PW generator helps you to solve these problems. Download Random PW Generator Musemage Normally $3.99. Blue-screen, magic color, anti-shake, denoise, and some of the filters requires iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPod 6th Generation, iPad mini2, iPad Air or later devices. Musemage is a professional video camera and editor with real-time filters and video stabilization, and multiple shooting modes: time-lapse, manual mode, blue-screen, color-replacement. Musemage video editor now supports adding filters to video. Musemage, a super HD camera App offers you ultra-fast features like five-axis anti-shake, face beautifying, dozens of professional effects/filters, and various shooting modes, in real-time. For the first time Musemage enables complex filters and effects for full-HD videos and full-resolution photos on mobile phones. Novel algorithms and graphics processor are utilized to speed-up processing. Post-processing is no longer needed because Musemage’s real-time preview and processing features make What You See is What You Get! A variety of shooting modes are provided, including video capturing and photographing, blue-screen shooting, time-lapse video capturing, stop-motion animation, slow-shutter shooting, stop motion and other shooting modes. You can apply multiple filters or effects simultaneously in all the modes, to create beautiful, decent or funny contents. Blue screen: Musemage allows you to replace background in green, blue or any other color with image or live video in real time. Simple and friendly user interface allow you to get familiar with Musemage in one minute. You can switch different shooting mode and apply advanced filters/effects with just a few clicks! Features offered by Musemage: Image stabilization: for the first time 5-axis digital video image stabilization with real-time alignment technique are realized on mobile phones. This technique can even outperform optical anti-shake stabilizer. Face beautifying: for the first time real-time face beautifying is available on mobile phones. Advanced skin/face detection algorithms preserve details of your scene while making your face smooth and beautiful. HDR: real HDR enables you to restore +/- 3EV-plus dark and light details based on normal exposure. Magic Color: with 'Blue Screen' feature, you can replace the plain background of your scene with other videos or pictures. Or you use 'Selective Color' feature to keep only one color in the scene, and make everything else black and white. 'Replace Color' feature allows you to change the color of skin or clothes to create funny effects. Color filter: 40+ color filters for different scenarios are provided. These filters are carefully designed by famous photographer Jolie Luo. Color filters can be used along with other effects in all shooting modes for videos and photos. Lens effect: a variety of special lens effects are available on Musemage, including tilt-shift lens, fisheye lens, soft lens, edge blurring, etc. And check the new filters for Halloween! Phantom, werewolf, vampire, robot killer, Insect. Special and art filters: Special filters including defog, leg-elongating deformation, water reflection and other effects, and art filters like sketch, painting, outlined drawing, neon, comics, manga and thermal imaging effects enables you to create interesting video and photos. Professional photographers: These professional filters re-polish my works with distinctive styles and interest effects, and Musemage HDR brings movie-like effects to my videos and photos. Travel enthusiast: Image stabilization is the most wanted, those various filters and lens effects also make my travel records more funny and creative. Selfie fan: I’m no longer afraid of sharing my photos and video clips. Musemage’s real-time beautifying helps me get rid of those defects easily, without any need to do post-processing. Download Musemage Tower Balance Normally $1.99. "On one hand, you put more boxes and keep them straight, on the other hand, you need to keep the balance of the world!" Tower Balance is a game you have to stack boxes as high as you can, keep the balance with the tilt of the device and fight with other mishaps, like the wind. Can you reach the Top?? Features: *Realistic physics engine *Global Game Center Leaderboard *Gorgeous graphics *Awesome accelerometer control *3 Game Mode *48 Challenges *4 Different Worlds *Power Up *Retina Suport Enjoy!!! :) Download Tower Balance Choon Normally $0.99. Choon is an alternative audio player. It enhances your control over the library by providing clean interface and gestures. – Add songs on the go. Just swipe right the song, album or even playlist to play it next – Cue sheet support. Download cue files via iTunes or Safari to manage your podcasts or mixes – Quick playlists – Background LastFM scrobbling – Color scheme based on the artwork of now playing track – Quick access to current playing artist or album – Customize fonts – Search over all your music library – Rate your tracks – Compatible with iTunes Match – All metadata like play counts and track ratings is synchronised. Available filters are Playlists, Songs, Albums, Artists and Podcasts. Download Choon Cars Rush Normally $2.99. In the corner of the Big Apple - Manhattan. People drive cars over the traffic switching like karaoke play time red and green lights. Just press the green arrows to switch green to red and back. Compatible with Iphone, iPad and Ipod Touch. Rush the road of the city using you strategies, This is a road puzzle hard to solve, no block just colorful cars and peek hour traffic. Stop the car on the Center of the street. The star maker trucks shows fireworks that will blow your mind, when the vehicle exploits like donut to the floor. Download Cars Rush Herobrine Terrors in Night Normally $2.99. Herobrine, a great creepy pasta character back again. Haunt you in this nonstop terror. Full of terror, full day of chasing. No other mission instead escape with full of your might in the slight of day. This game set in night day. Combine with full of running and search. Solve all full epic Herobrine misteries with your own risk! Share your full day of happiness or anxiety maybe to your family, friend and all people on the galaxy via Facebook and Twitter share feature. "This day I have full time job. But I cannot work on it before complete this game"- Kenichi Shindo "I will play this game until complete in this entire day."- Derek Massif ATTENTION: Herobrine Terror Trilogy 2 has been released, check on App Store. Download Herobrine Terrors in Night TaskOnPaper Normally $0.99. TaskOnPaper is a powerful and at the same time an intuitive tool for creating to-do lists. Enter your plans and goals, group them into projects and edit them as easily as on paper. TaskOnPaper - The Next Generation of TaskPaper for iOS 7-iOS 9, it’s the return of the LEGENDARY TaskPaper in AppStore. Due to the simplicity and ease of use TaskOnPaper will increase your productivity to new heights! ***** APPADVICE ***** "TaskOnPaper app lets you enter tasks, projects, and notes just like you would on physical paper. As a continuation of the popular TaskPaper, this app provides an easy way for you to stay productive" ***** iOS 8 Italia ***** "TaskOnPaper revolutionizes how to write fast in our device, combining notes, reminders, and .txt documents in a single application." KEY FEATURES: * Next Generation of TaskPaper for iOS 7 and iOS 8 * Full compatibility with TaskPaper for Mac by hogbaysoftware.com * Passcode protection in start-up screen * Sync across devices with DROPBOX - plain text format which can be edited in any text editor * Paper-like user experience * Clean distraction free interface * Outlining, trees, sub-folders, sub-notes, sub-tasks * Fully customizable appearance of the application: fonts, size, colors, backgrounds * Fully compatible with iOS 7 and iOS 8 * TextExpander Touch Support * Sending by email, print, AirDrop, AirPrint * Powerful search with advanced query language, flexibility of management. ## Quick Start - To create an item tap the plus button - To create a project - make a colon at the end of the line - To create a task - start a line with a hyphen - To change the item type (Project, Task, or Note) on a blank line, tap the Return key to cycle through your choices. - To edit an existing item double tap on the item's text. - To tag an item type '@' followed by the tag name anywhere in an item's text. - To indent an item tap the space key when the cursor is at the start of the item's text. - To unindent an item tap the delete key when the cursor is at the start of the item's text. - To create outlines - To indent an item tap the space key when the cursor is at the start of an item's text or (iPad only) tap the Tab key on the extended keyboard row. ## Completing tasks - To cross out an item swipe left to right to apply the @done tag. - To delete an item and its subitems, swipe right to left across the item and then tap the Cut button. - To delete an item without deleting its subitems, begin editing the item and delete the entire line of text. - To move @done items to the 'Archive' project, tap the document title in the toolbar and choose 'Archive Done'. Download TaskOnPaper FLUX:FX play Normally $4.99. 'FLUX:FX play' is a creative multi-effect processor app for the iPhone and iPod that lets you ‘play’ your effects, designed in conjunction with acclaimed musician Adrian Belew. Built on the same award-winning audio platform as the master iPad app, 'FLUX:FX play' is perfect for creative musicians and sound designers to manipulate an audio signal into something entirely new, both in the studio or on stage. Guitar, vocals, bass, synth, drums, DJ setup, violin… basically ANY instrument or sound source can be processed in real-time by 'FLUX:FX play', and there are 282 performance presets to choose from. Important note, PLEASE READ: the main difference between 'FLUX:FX' and 'FLUX:FX play' is that the iPhone version does not contain the full deep editing features for the effects and sequencer. It CAN however share the exact same performance presets, and so you can in fact create custom presets on your iPad version and import them into 'FLUX:FX play' via Dropbox. This app is compatible with iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus and iPod Touch 6. Some key features of 'FLUX:FX play' - TRULY CREATIVE EFFECTS: 31 studio-quality effects built-in. Up to 5 are chained together within the many performance presets for maximum aural impact. 282 performance presets are included in the app, ranging from subtle, transparent & traditional through to 'way out there', obnoxious & destructive. POWERFUL SEQUENCER: A step sequencer is programmed into many of the performance presets, adding a completely new and fluid dimension to the sound. TRANSPARENT INTERFACE DESIGN: 'FLUX:FX play' has a beautiful, minimalist interface with easy-to-use controls that are MADE to be touched. And swiped, and dragged, and tapped. No fake road-worn pedal graphics or tiny dials here. MADE BY EXPERTS - conceived and created via the combined talents of guitarist extraordinaire Adrian Belew, audio software developers ElephantCandy and mobile specialists MOBGEN°. PLAYS WITH EVERYTHING - Audiobus compatibility, Inter-App Audio compatibility, MIDI, virtually all the audio interfaces. COMPLEX SOUND, RIDICULOUSLY EASY TO USE - chopping, shaping, crushing and looping – 'FLUX:FX play' can take you from subtle modulating echoes through to wrecking-ball destruction, all with a swipe of a finger. ULTRA LOW LATENCY - 'FLUX:FX play' features very low-latency settings to give truly professional performance capabilities. There are 31 individual effect blocks that come built-in to the 'FLUX:FX play' engine: • OVERDRIVE • DISTORTION • FUZZ • BITCRUSH • DESTROY • DECIMATE • STUTTER LOOP • REVERSE LOOP • LOOP SLICE • SEGMENT • SAMPLE SCRATCH • COMPRESS • PUMP • ULTRA EQ • KILL EQ • LOWPASS FILTER • HIGHPASS FILTER • BANDPASS FILTER • CHORUS • FLANGE • PHASE • RESONANT DRONE • PITCH DELAY • OCTAVE SHIFT • RING MODULATE • AUTO PAN • DIGITAL DELAY • BINAURAL DELAY • TAPE ECHO • SCATTER VERB • DELAY/REVERB Plus an optional master LIMITER. ”This app is really, really fun! It is instantly gratifying, and perfect for any creative musician. FLUX:FX play is truly an audio ideas machine.” - Adrian Belew: the world’s greatest experimental whammy twang bar, czar rhino, stunt guitarist extraordinaire. With a resume that includes Zappa, Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, King Crimson, Talking Heads, Paul Simon and Tori Amos, Adrian is famous for pushing the boundaries of music-making in both technical and tonal exploration. Praise for FLUX:FX - "It's really awesome, and the SFX and way to automate things is splendid. I love the GUI too, very nicely laid out." - Richard Devine: producer, sound designer, film & game music composer. • Best of the best - Red Dot Design 2015 • "It's the one by which others will now be judged" - Paul Nagle, SOS magazine As seen in Sound on Sound, Guitar Player, KVR, MusicRadar, PalmSounds, MusicAppBlog, Synthtopia, iOS Mars, Audiobus, Apptronica, SonicState, ANR, Guitar Moderne and many more! Download FLUX:FX play Cards for Reddit Normally $1.99. Cards for Reddit is a simple, beautiful way to browse reddit. Designed in the familiar “cards” UI that will make viewing content seamless on your iPhone. • Browse the front page and log in to view all of your favorite subreddits • All photos and videos appear inline with touch to preview functionality • Tap on comments to expand and collapse all replies • Upvote/downvote any post • Access your reddit inbox and comment or direct message with the chat bubble style Download Cards for Reddit Studio Music Player Normally $1.99. This simple & smart music player will allow you to hear the music totally otherwise - as on expensive studio headphones and audio monitors (studio speakers). Add your music using iTunes interface of your MAC or PC. Watch tutorials on our website: www.studiomusicplayer.pro Check out our "Studio Music Player DX" with Dropbox and iTunes Files Sharing functionality (downloading music without synchronizing in iTunes). IMPORTANT: Studio Music Player is not playing Apple Music content! All music has to be stored on the device, but not in iCloud. According to the presets of our audio player, your headphones and most audio devices will sound as professional expensive studio devices. The sound will become crystal-clear, wide and rich. And all this thanks to the highly-accuracy adjustment individually created for each device. How? This is done through the deep study of the sound within a few years of the work. We have studied in detail the amplitude frequency responses of audio of all present devices in the music player and aligned the sound to the peculiarities of each of them. Presets: Our music player contain more than 80 presets for the most famous brands. You can find the list of devices on our website. It is constantly updated by new devices. 48-band equalizer (In-app): For professional users, the player has a 48-band paragraphic eq to adjust the sound manually. Equalizer selection of any frequency between 20 and 20,000 Hz, bandwidth within the range of 0.1 – 2 octaves, gain from -10 to +4 dB and total 48 bands. This is a truly great pro opportunity! Each person has a preference for the sound. Someone likes more bass, and someone – trebles. That's why we made the section easy adjustable to your tastes. In this music player you can increase / decrease sub-bass, bass, mids, trebles and presence. Presets "memorize" the device: Our music player is smart, so it will activate the appropriate preset when connected to a bluetooth device. You only need to choose the appropriate preset when connected to a new bluetooth device. When disconnecting the device, the last preset is activated, which was used for audio output (headphones). Low power consumption! We’ve made sure that you can enjoy your favorite music in high quality playback for a long time and made a audio player that consumes little CPU resources and energy. Album cover zooming: Sometimes you want to have a closer look at the album cover, but how to do it? Double-click on the cover or a "stretching" gesture will make a zoom. Now the track is easy to remember: You can send a title of the track you liked and FX settings thereto to your e-mail by double-clicking on the name of the song or artist in the main window of the music player. Color schemes: Everyone has a favorite color. That's why we have made 16 color schemes include "night" skin. FX: Our music player has FX module! In this module you can change tonality and playback speed "on the go". It is fun and very convenient for those who are engaged in the creation of sampling music. Playlist: The audio player has a simple user interface that allows opening the playlist from any window by moving a finger from left to right – it's very convenient! Shuffle mode: In Shuffle mode the same track will be played again only after the entire playlist plays, and not before. This way, we avoid repeats when playing a playlist. IMPORTANT! All presets in Studio Music Player are created exclusively on the original brand-name audio devices. The sound on forgeries is absolutely incompatible with our player! The device must be of the same year, and the model must coincide with the model being in presets. Otherwise, there is no guarantee of a high quality sound. However, sometimes even completely different devices sound very similar to each other. That's why preset can suit despite a different model, and even the device manufacturer! Thanks for your time, enjoy music in all its beauty! Download Studio Music Player Ultraviolet Camera Normally $4.99. There's always a better camera than the one you have with you. And that's Ultraviolet Camera . Designed with simple controls, comfortable ergonomics and Ultraviolet effect in mind, allowing you to take photos that are instantly ready to share with the world. What makes a great camera stand apart is not down to features, per pixel sharpness or the amount of lenses in your bag. What matters is that the camera gets out of the way and lets you take the pictures you want. It's about how it feels in your hand and how easily you can interact with it. It's about combining a simple interface and comfortable ergonomics to provide a better experience. Quick access to live filters allows you to get shots ready for sharing. You just swipe between them effortlessly. You get great shots without having to deal with editing tools. Exposure controls let you get the perfect image no matter what the conditions. No more fighting the camera's automatic settings. And everything is within easy reach of your thumb. Ultraviolet Camera offers quick access to your camera roll by swiping left across the controls, and access to all the filters by swiping right. It couldn't be more simple. “Ultraviolet Camera is a terrific app for mobile photographers who just want to get on with taking pictures, without the software getting in the way. The beauty of it is in its simplicity.” Download Ultraviolet Camera
Apple fans celebrated in droves earlier this week as a new iOS jailbreak was finally released for the most recent versions of Apple's mobile platform, including the brand new iOS 9.3.3. It's not a perfect solution and it isn't a true untethered jailbreak, but it works very well and it's very easy to apply. In fact, as we explained in a recent post, you don't even have to connect your iPhone or iPad to a computer to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 and other recent versions. Instead, you can do the whole thing on your device quickly and easily using a special web-based tool accessible in mobile Safari. Jailbreaking is easy indeed, but is it worthwhile? Wait, don't answer that question just yet. Check out the 25 hot iOS tweaks covered below first, and then decide. MUST SEE: As an iPhone user, I couldn’t be more jealous of Google’s newest Android feature Why bother jailbreaking these days? iOS has gained so much new functionality over the years. And with iOS 10 on the horizon, iPhone and iPad users are about to get even more hot new features. Of course, Apple still limits much of what third-party app developers can do with their software, so jailbreaking is the only way to gain features that would be otherwise blocked from iOS devices. What kind of features do you stand to gain by jailbreaking? Check out the video below, which was created by YouTuber iCrackUriDevice and runs through 25 of the best jailbreak tweaks out there. Here are all of the hot tweaks listed in the video along with the time at which each one is covered: 2:05 - 1. Initialized 2:25 - 2. NoSlowAnimations 2:47 - 3. Cylinder 3:06 - 4. Breadcumb10 3:46 - 5. DeleteForever 4:16 - 6. NoAppStoreRedirect 4:38 - 7. GrabberTime 5:09 - 8. 20 Second Lockscreen 5:22 - 9. DoubleCut 6:19 - 10. PowerDown 7:05 - 11. AutoPause 7:32 - 12. LockGlyph 7:52 - 13. UntetheredHeySiri 8:12 - 14. PM, really? 8:51 - 15. TapTapFlip 8:59 - 16. iCleaner 10:07 - 17. Zeppelin 11:03 - 18. Alkaline 11:36 - 19. BatteryLife 12:17 - 20. NoMotion 12:57 - 21. NoLiveClock 13:34 - 22. iFile 14:14 - 23. VirtualHome 8 n 9 14:54 - 24. Anchor 15:41 - 25. MultiIconMover+ Remember, things can go wrong when you jailbreak and you might also void your device's warranty. But if you're comfortable with those risks, the payoff is pretty sweet, as you can see.
Movie critics have a difficult job. Remaining objective and viewing a film through the target audience's eyes is no easy task, because we all inherently have biases when it comes to matters of opinion. In the case of big-budget blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , critics by and large seem to have failed pretty miserably . The movie was panned by pros, earning it an abysmal 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While their terrible reviews may very well have impacted audience sentiment, they did precious little to actually dissuade anyone from seeing the movie — it racked up nearly $873 million globally at the box office, making it the 46th highest grossing film in history. And speaking of history... history is now repeating itself and giving us another gentle reminder that movie critics are pretty much useless. DON'T MISS: How to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 on your iPhone or iPad without ever connecting to a PC Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was just released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download. Following the continued onslaught of critical panning long after the movie's theatrical debut, the film's new release on disc must have been impacted, right? Well, according to sales charts assembled by industry monitor NPD VideoScan First Alert, Batman v Superman sailed to the top of the disc charts in its first week of availability last week. The market research firm said that 70% of BvS disc sales were the pricier Blu-ray as opposed to DVD, which makes sense considering the special three-hour extended cut of the movie is only available on disc in the "Ultimate Edition" Blu-ray for the time being (though it's also available as a digital download). Here's NPD's top-20 for last week: 1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (New) 2. Allegiant 3. Miracles From Heaven 4. Zootopia 5. Kung Fu Panda 3 6. Deadpool 7. Ghostbusters 8. Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens 9. The Perfect Match (New) 10. Kill Zone 2 (New) 11. The Bourne Classified Collection 12. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi 13. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 14. London Has Fallen 15. Gods of Egypt 16. Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League — Gotham City Breakout 17. Now You See Me 18. Ghostbusters 2 19. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 20. The Goonies The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition Blu-ray is being sold on Amazon for $25 , but the three-hour extended cut can also be purchased as a digital HD download for $19.99 .
In an interesting but not altogether surprising turn of events, Apple is reportedly recalibrating the focus and underlying goal of its long-rumored car initiative. According to a new report from Bloomberg , the primary focus of Apple’s car-oriented R&D will now center on developing advanced software capable of powering self-driving cars of the future. In turn, Apple will divert some attention away from its original goal of developing and manufacturing a branded car of its own. To help push things along, the report adds that Apple recently tapped Dan Dodge to join Project Titan, the not-so-secretive name of the company’s automotive team. While not a household name, Dodge represents an intriguing and exciting hire for Apple. Prior to signing up to work at 1 Infinite Loop, Dodge served as the top dog within BlackBerry’s automotive software division. And before that, Dodge served as both the founder and CEO of QNX, a company that BlackBerry acquired outright a few years ago. DON’T MISS: Leaked photos of iPhone 7’s headphone adapter emerge Notably, QNX software currently provides the brains behind many of the entertainment and navigation systems used by some of the world’s largest auto manufacturers today, including Ford and Volkswagen. On a related note, word emerged earlier in the week that venerable Apple executive Bob Mansfield was recently tapped to spearhead Project Titan, a move which, according to many, signals that Apple is dead serious about entering the automotive space in some capacity. As it stands now, Apple’s car team employees hundreds of researchers and engineers with expertise and broad experience across all facets of the automotive design, development and manufacturing process. That notwithstanding, developing a car – from start to finish – is a herculean task and Apple has reportedly suffered its fair share of setbacks over the past few months. To this point, Bloomberg reports: Apple has hundreds of engineers working on car design and has been targeting a release as soon as 2020. That goal has been affected by multiple departures, technical delays and confusion regarding the direction of the project, according to people with knowledge of the efforts. While Apple reportedly remains open to the idea of developing its own car, developing automotive software has become the top priority, at least for the time being.
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Unless Apple has a last-minute change of heart, the iPhone 7 will ship this coming September without a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. And given how reliable and universal the tried and true headphone jack is, Apple’s rumored decision to banish it from existence has understandably created a firestorm of debate. Seeking to soften the blow, recent reports suggest that Apple will ship a Lightning-to-3.5mm dongle inside of every iPhone 7 box. With the iPhone 7 unveiling just a little bit more than a month away, we’re starting to see images and video which purport to show us what the aforementioned dongle is going to look like. DON'T MISS: Ultimate Pokemon Go cheat lets you walk anywhere in the game without moving an inch The video and photos below were originally spotted by MacRumors and allegedly emanate from a Foxconn factory in Vietnam. While everything is purely speculative at this point, the dongle does have an Apple style aesthetic. More importantly, the dongle itself doesn’t appear to be unreasonably clunky, though it may lend itself to getting lost more readily than we would like. All the same, for iPhone users who a) can’t stand Apple’s white earbuds or b) still aren’t overwhelmingly keen on Bluetooth headphones, a free lightning-to-3.5mm dongle will have to do. Additionally, the video below demonstrates how when the dongle is connected to an iPad running iOS 9, an incompatibility error message pops up; but when it’s connected to a device running iOS 10, everything works seamlessly. While this doesn’t conclusively prove that the depicted dongle is legit, it’s certainly a compelling piece of evidence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xUrs2XIf_g
The iPhone is often regarded as the trendsetter in the smartphone business. Whatever Apple does with its phone tends to set design trends for the next couple years: plastic became glass, which gave way to the unibody metal phones everyone is churning out now. Despite that, the iPhone is far from perfect, and the last two generations are a testament to that. There’s some “ugly” in both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s series, represented by the antenna lines on the back, and that protruding rear camera. But if you thought Apple couldn't make the iPhone any uglier than that, then you’d be wrong. How wrong? Well, look at this. DON’T MISS: Leak may have just confirmed the secret Apple had up its sleeve for the iPhone 7 A recently uncovered patent suggests a way the iPhone could be made less appealing by putting some sort of Apple Watch-like digital crown button on its side. The patent application, first discovered by Patently Apple , details technology that would help Apple add a “rotary input” button on an iPad. The same sort of button could be added to an iPhone. In case you were wondering, the renders above from Antonio De Rosa ( via 9to5Mac ) show how an iPhone with a digital crown on the side would look like. The patent explains that the rotary input would work pretty much like the digital crown on the Apple Watch. The button could be used to adjust the volume or resize text, while the push feature would be able to offer additional features, including locking and unlocking the screen or taking a photo. As always with patents, we’ll remind you that not everything that gets patented is turned into commercial products. That’s also valid for Apple patents. In fact, Apple is rumored to be interested in removing all the physical buttons from the iPhone. The functions performed by physical buttons could be incorporated within a bigger, curved, wraparound display , that would offer 3D Touch / Force Touch support. Even in this newly discovered patent application, there’s a hint that future iOS devices might not have physical buttons. “In some examples, the device may not have a border region and may instead have a surface composed only of touch screen,” one sentence reads.
Believe it or not, there are more iPhone apps out there than just Pokemon Go. We know, it's difficult to believe, but it's true. In fact, there are more than a million other apps out there. On Thursday's list of paid iOS apps on sale for free you'll find 10 apps that are not Pokemon Go, but they're still pretty cool. You'll also find a few more freebies in yesterday's post if you head back there and check it out. MUST WATCH: Two new videos get up close and personal with the iPhone 7 like never before These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. Simpler Contacts Pro Normally $4.99. * Over 3,000,000 people love Simpler :) Your address book is a mess? Simpler will fix it in few seconds! MAIN FEATURES ○ Merge all duplicate contacts with one tap! ○ Powerful Search ○ Save your own contact groups ○ Instantly send group text & email ○ Share your groups with colleagues, friends and family ○ One tap to backup your contacts! ○ Quickly find the contacts you need Simpler is a completely redesigned contacts app that makes your address book light, smart and user friendly. SIMPLY MERGE DUPLICATE CONTACTS ○ Merge all duplicate contacts with one tap! ○ Find & merge contacts with similar names. ○ Find & Merge contacts with duplicate phone or email. 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Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period You will not be able to cancel a subscription during the active period. You can manage your subscriptions in the Account Settings after purchase. Download Simpler Contacts Pro Stickman Revenge3 Normally $4.99. Stickman Revenge – a revenge game with thrilling fighting action scenes brings you terrific experience. Let’s enjoy your time as a furious fighter. Stickman Revenge is a fury revenge of Stick, who lost his family in a night by a Dark Power. Stick struggled to survive and started chasing after these rivals. Let’s incarnation into Stickman to fight and save the world! The Warrior started! This is the best Stickman Games than ever, you will joy the Stickman War and fight to survive. It is the Stickman Fighting game that you should try, everything is interesting! STORY: Play this fast paced highly attractive and addictive game “Stickman Ninja Fight. This story is about a ninja warrior who is very skilled and powerful. No one stood a chance against him in the Battlefield .No one could defeat him in the battlefield he was out of their League .He was a master of advance ninja warfare.But the ninja warrior had only one weakness "LOVE". The ninja warrior love a beautiful girl but some evil assassins samurai kidnapped the girl and now ninja warrior is outraged and on a rampage to save his love. Download Stickman Revenge3 Ananda Normally $1.99. Ananda helps you concentrate, focus and work with progressive binaural tones and high quality peaceful sounds. -Enhance your brainwaves Choose from one of Ananda’s numerous binaural programs to focus,concentrate or brainstorm. Each program comes with binaural beats designed to help you reach a specific mood or state of mind. -Discover a new ambiance every time Each session provides a subtly fresh, new ambiance. A unique combination of nature sounds, chants, mantras and peaceful bells is generated on top of binaural tones every time you start Ananda. Main Features - 4 Binaural programs - Creativity - Deep Meditation - Lucid Dreaming - Intuition - Short description and benefits of every binaural program - High quality nature and peaceful sounds - Choose the sounds you prefer - Sounds are mixed together in a new way for every session - Simple and minimalist design - Information on brainwaves and binaural tones included in the app Download now and let us know how Ananda Focus & Attention helps you in your daily activities. *For more binaural beats program: - Check the Ananda - Meditate, Focus & Relax - PREMIUM - Or try the free version of Ananda - Meditate, Focus & Relax Download Ananda ClearScanner Pro Normally $3.99. Turn your iPhone into a high quality document scanner with ClearScanner! USER REVIEWS: • "I've used many others scanner before! But nothing is so beautiful like this one! I'm really impressed and suggest everyone to try it at least once!" • "Professional-quality results + fast and easy to use" • "Superb Quality, Intuitive Interface" Scan Everything With ClearScanner you can scan any type of document, receipts, bills, books, magazines, whiteboards and classes notes, or any other paper you can think of, transform it into PDF format and share it right from your device. "Snap to Edge" feature for automatic document edge detection ClearScanner will auto-detect the edges of the paper, but the slick drag-and-snap guides will help you fine tune the dimensions. Extremely Fast Processing ClearScanner uses advanced fast algorithms to accurately auto-detect document edges, straighten the documents (correct perspective), eliminate shadows and equalizes brightness to create clear. Whether the image is color or black and white, ClearScanner will keep the highest resolution. Features + Automatic document edge detection and perspective correction + Extremely Fast Processing + Professional quality results with multiple filter options: photo, document, clear, color or black&white + Flexible editing, able to edit file after save + Document naming, storage inside the app and search + Adding or Deleting one page or the whole document + Page reordering after adding or deleting + Set page sizes for PDF (Letter, Legal, A4, and more) + Email specific pages or whole document + Print Pdf file via Cloud Print + Open PDFs or JPEGs in other apps such as Dropbox, OneDrive, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Evernote, etc to send to clouds ClearScanner: a little app that scans everything! Download ClearScanner Pro Music tube pro Normally $2.99. We are the best & most powerful YouTube client for your iPhone. Try it for FREE and you will love it. • Optimized for the new iOS 9 and iPhone 6s & 6s+. Force touch gesture to access shortcuts from home screen • Optimized for iPad Picture in Picture (Play from home screen) Split View, Multitasking. Watch videos while using other apps!!! • Search and Play YouTube Videos without login • OR Access your YouTube account. Everything in the app is synced with your YouTube account so you can access all your playlists and likes from your computer too! We encourage logging in as that removes user limitations on YouTube API Quotas. • Change playback speed to play video in slow motion (watching game replays) or fast motion (watching reviews of products) • Video can be played in a small player in the corner while you are browsing videos. The mini player can be moved around the screen. Swiping it off the left edge of the screen closes the mini player and video. • Search for millions of videos or playlists available in YouTube. You can narrow down your search filters by views, time, likes and more! • Search autocomplete & history makes it easier to search for videos and playlists • Easily access all the new videos from your Subscriptions. • Just swipe to view all your subscribed channels in side menu • Access Trending, Top Charts, multiple Genres (Music, Movies, TV Shows, Trailers etc), History easily. • Add videos to watch later list • UNLIMITED Playlists for all your music needs! • Advanced Queue management which videos can be added, removed and reordered from. You can even Repeat, Shuffle your queue! • Easily Like, Comment, Reply to Comments, Share videos with others • Watching videos in bed? No Problem! We even have a fully customizable sleep timer which automatically stops the playback after the set time! We have you covered ;) • Clean and Gorgeous UI makes it easier to find what you are searching for in as few taps as possible Download Music tube pro ChordUp Normally $4.99. ChordUp is a chord musical instrument and MIDI controller for live performance. With more than 100 available chords you can play almost any song spontaneously without any pre-configuration. Play easily any chord pattern: full chords, bass and chord, strumming, arpeggios, power chords, etc. Control your favorite synthesizer or sampler though MIDI. Go to http://chordup.info to get more information FEATURES • 108 available chords (9 chord types for each of the 12 notes). • 10 embedded instruments: Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Guitar, Organ, Accordion, Vibraphone, Strings, 3 synth sounds. • 12 pads surface (for long arpeggios, bass, bass and chord patterns) • 6 strings surface (for guitar strumming, power chords and arpeggios) • Expression pad surface (allows to play full chord and control an expression parameter at the same time) • Smart sustain. With the sustain enabled, when you switch chords, only the notes of the current chord that don't belong to the next chord are muted. • Octave shifting. • Chord locking. You can lock one chord type for a chord button. • Buttons size adjustment on iPad. • Virtual MIDI and Wi-Fi MIDI support. Download ChordUp Run In Crowd Normally $0.99. "Run In Crowd" is a indie game where you race alongside other players in a new world each day. Tap to jump and double-jump. Longer you tap, higher your runner jumps. Avoid obstacles and try to run longer distance than other. Features: * Multiplayer - you race alongside other players * Level generation - you run in a new world each day * Simple and addictive gameplay with simple controls * Achievements Download Run In Crowd Power Hover Normally $3.99. Power Hover is an action game about hoverboarding robots! Jump on your gravity defying hoverboard and explore over 30 hand crafted levels full of surprises! ***** 148apps 4.5/5 | AppAdvice 4.5/5 | TouchArcade 4/5 | Stuff.tv 5/5 | AppleNApps 4.5/5 | PocketGamer 8/10 ***** HOVERBOARDS. ROBOTS. ADVENTURE. DANGER! “Marty McFly would certainly approve” -The Guardian “Power Hover grabs hold and never lets go” (5/5) -Stuff tv “The simple visuals are some of the best I've seen this year” (Silver award) -Pocketgamer “Practically begs you to hit the replay button” (4.5/5) -148apps “The physics and gameplay are awesome” (95/100) -Duuro Magazine Defy gravity and enjoy the freedom of controlling an hoverboard! Navigate your way through the desolate world, avoid the hazards and collect the energy! Unfold the story of odd and desolate robot-world... FEATURES • Defy Gravity and Enjoy the freedom of controlling a hoverboard. • Enjoy beautiful pseudo-low-poly art style. • Beat the Levels full of surprises and challenges. • Experience the story, told through small interactive cutscenes. • Explore the beautiful landscapes and multiple different themes. • Compete with your friends on the endless Boss levels and Challenge mode • An original soundtrack from the Retry musician Ted Striker. Download Power Hover The Wallpaper Maker Pro Normally $0.99. •Featured in Mashable.com as one of the "7 Apps to Create Custom iPhone Wallpaper"! '"The Wallpaper Maker" is a seriously no-frills free app -- it's useful for creating text-based wallpapers' - Amy-Mae Elliot "Mashable.com" The Wallpaper Maker 2.0 has been completely rebuilt from the ground up to incorporate new and fun features, and guess what, updates will be FREE! With The Wallpaper Maker, you can make your wallpaper however you want. You can use your memorable pictures from your photo library OR use one of the cool backgrounds that come with the app! Then simply put in your favorite quote, an inspiring message, or anything you can come up with in whichever font and font color you choose. You can even use the masking feature, maybe fiddle around with our new effects to make your wallpapers even better! It's really easy to make a beautiful wallpaper in minutes! Use the hashtag #TheWallpaperMaker to show off your wallpaper and join our "Wallpaper of the day" contests! FEATURES • 35 Amazing fonts! • Add multiple captions! • Vintage Font pack with 12 Beautiful Retro Fonts! • Image masking feature • Change opacity of the background or captions! • Blur backgrounds to create a more artistic wallpaper • Import from your photo library or camera • Share your images on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! • Beautifully designed for iOS 7! • Elegant user interface • Free wallpapers out of the box • Easy to Use, hassle free • Future updates will include more Font Packs and Wallpapers! • Full RGB color picker! • Optimized for iPhone 5 and 5S • Exciting updates to come! Download The Wallpaper Maker Pro SwipeList Pink Normally $1.99. SwipeList Pink is the most simple, intuitive & awesome way to manage your tasks you’ve ever seen. And it's Pink! With SwipeList Pink you easily can: Create your todo lists, guest lists, shopping lists etc. Group your tasks by colour Set each task’s priority by changing it’s colour with only one tap Set your tasks in needful order by just dragging and replacing them Enjoy it’s convenient controls, pleasant animation and sounds Make your task-managing process quick, productive and enjoyable! Download SwipeList Pink
By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it expects solid earnings to continue in the second half of 2016, with stronger components demand likely offsetting heightened margin pressures for smartphones. The world's No. 1 maker of smartphones and memory chips said mobile profits would weaken in the second half after soaring 57 percent in April-June, and flagged higher marketing costs to combat new products from rivals. While smartphone earnings looked choppy, Samsung said the components business would buttress second-half earnings amid signs of recovery in memory chip and display panel prices after a global slowdown in gadget sales.
Apple's third-party mobile app ecosystem is the best in the business, but that doesn't mean you should have to pay an arm and a leg to get good iPhone and iPad apps. Thanks to our series on paid iOS apps that go on sale for free, you can keep all your appendages and enjoy some sweet new apps every day. Today's post includes 7 limited-time sales, and you'll find a few more remaining freebies in yesterday's post as well. MUST WATCH: Two new videos get up close and personal with the iPhone 7 like never before These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. Stickman Football Normally $0.99. American Football!, designed in a way you never played it before. Be part of the action, be the Quaterback, control your player directly. Tired of just choosing moves from the playbook? Meet Stickman Football, play and directly control your favorite hero in every detail, tackle, pass, run or trick the defenders while going for your first touchdown! Stickman Football finally joins the well known Stickman Sports game collection consisting of Stickman Soccer, Stickman Soccer 2014, Stickman Tennis, Stickman Tennis 2015, Stickman Basketball and Stickman Ice Hockey. Experience pure football fun with fast paced gameplay, an astonishing atmosphere, stunning smooth animations, simple controls, insane action and tons of replay value. Choose your favorite football team and rank up while playing various seasons, cups in spectacular stadiums or simple dominate in a quick game or future football style matches. You have full control over your players with manual running, passing and tackling your opponents. Choose your favorite football team from more than 32 different skilled teams and lead them to glory! • Stickman Football supports MOGA and other iOS 7 MFi game controllers • From the makers of various top hits like Stickman Soccer, Stickman Basketball, Stickman Downhill, Stick Stunt Biker, Stickman Tennis, Stickman Cliff Diving, Stickman Base Jumper, Rope'n'Fly and more... Features • Bone-breaking tackling action • Selectable tactics: short or long passes, running, punt, field goals, … • Quick game and tutorial mode with football rules explained by your coach. • Different season modes: Short Season, Long Season, The Bowl, Djinnworks Cup, North-West Cup, South-East Cup, Top 8 Tournament • Bonus Future Football game • 32 football teams to choose from • Various stadiums and configurable game time • 4 difficulty levels for longterm motivation (easy, medium, hard, pro) • Simple yet powerful touch controls with timing control • Match statistics • Smooth animations with 60 frames per second • Compete with your friends with the integrated world ranking leaderboard • Various achievements to unlock • MOGA and MFI Game Controller support • Pure football action! Download Stickman Football Stickman Ice Hockey Normally $1.99. Experience pure hockey fun with fast paced gameplay, an astonishing atmosphere, stunning smooth animations, simple controls, insane action and tons of replay value. Choose your favorite hockey team and rank up while playing various seasons, cups or simple dominate in a quick game or a open air classic mode. Play with or without Icing and Offside rules for real arcade fun. Decide whether you want full control over your players with manual running and shoot timing or use the automatic running mode where you have control over precise pass timing and watch your players body-check your opponents. Choose your favorite hockey team from more than 46 different skilled national and international teams and lead them to glory! FEATURES • Bone-breaking body-checks • Quick Game and Training Mode • Different season modes: Short Season, Long Season, World Cup, Djinnworks Cup, Westcoast Cup, Eastcoast Cup • Bonus Open Air Classic game • 46 National and International hockey teams to choose from • Various ice rinks and configurable game time • 4 difficulty levels for longterm motivation (easy, medium, hard, pro) • Choose to play with or without Icing and Offside rules. • Simple yet powerful touch controls with timing control • Automatic or Manual Running • Match statistics • Smooth animations with 60 frames per second • Compete with your friends with the integrated world ranking leaderboard • Various achievements to unlock • MOGA and MFI Game Controller support Download Stickman Ice Hockey Kiwi Normally $3.99. Kiwi for iOS 8 is the best way to create and share beautiful, fully-functional custom keyboards for your iOS device. Combine an array of endless colors in vibrant gradients, add your own exciting background images, apply blur effects, and select from over 200 unique keyboard fonts! Enjoy Kiwi's unique autocorrection capabilities and easily swipe between letters, emoji, and special characters. Best of all, you can easily share your favorite keyboard creations for anyone to download and use! Note: Kiwi requires Full Access in Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Kiwi. This allows the Kiwi app to display your custom keyboard as the system wide keyboard. We value your privacy and we do not collect any data that you type — all of that stays on your device. Once you've enabled Full Access, tap the globe icon on the bottom left of your keyboard to see your newly created Kiwi keyboard! Download Kiwi Units Plus Converter Normally $2.99. SWAP units by swiping or double tapping center of label OPTIMIZED for Retina display - works on 3.5 inches and new 4 inches screens. ***Now with LIVE Currency Updates for all major currencies in the world*** Very simple and beautifully designed unit converter with 12 categories and many different units: CONVERT: *Area *Currency (155 world currencies updated every 15 min.) *Data-computer data (byte, kilobyte, megabyte, etc.) *Fuel-milage *Length *Power *Pressure *Speed *Temperature *Time (days, weeks, hours, etc.) *Volume (dry and wet) *Weight-mass Currency exchange rates are downloaded every 15 minutes when app is open. Every download uses very small amount of data. Around 1-2kb. Internet connection required. 155 currencies available - This is all world currencies with their respective country flags. Download Units Plus Converter Hatchi Normally $0.99. Hatchi is a retro-looking iPhone and watch app sure to get the nostalgia burning for all those who cared for a virtual pet back in the 1990s when they were at the height of their popularity. Just as with the keychain-sized pets of the 90s, iPhone, iPod and iPad users now will feed, clean, play with and generally look after their pets to ensure they grow up to be healthy, happy little Hatchis. He needs YOU! *** Featured on Touch Arcade Best iPhone and iPad Games*** Your Hatchi monster will go through several stages of growth, and will look different depending on the type of care the player provides. There are also NEW EGGS you can get which give you all new types of Hatchi! Customise your Hatchi!! You can: * Choose different backgrounds like the park or the beach! * Use stickers to customise the background to give Hatchi a better environment! * Change the color of your Hatchi's pixels! How will YOU customise your Hatchi? Play mini games!! including: * The Hatchi Matchi memory game * Hatchi Squares - play against your Hatchi! * Roshambo - What Hatchi will you pick? * Hatchi Catchi - move your Hatchi to catch falling food * Its raining meds - avoid the meds! * Whack a Hatchi - whack as many as you can! and now our ALL NEW MULTIPLAYER BATTLING GAME!! Play Hatchi Battle with your Game Center friends and see who wins! Feed, clean, play and watch it evolve over several days. Download Hatchi Rune Gems Normally $1.99. Rune Gems is an excellent, well-presented game, friendly to both long and short play sessions. Five Star from -insidemobileapps.com The whole game is well executed and we really love to tap on one of the runes, for the animation is so smooth. Five Star from -fun2tap.com Rune Gems is a new & unique puzzle game. HOW TO PLAY: 1.You have a tray that holds 7 tiles. 2.Any tile you tap goes into your tray. 3.All tiles that enter your tray are automatically sorted by color and once you have EXACTLY 3 matching tiles of one of one color, those 3 tiles disappear and you score some points. If you happen to tap on too many unmatched tiles so as to clog up the tray with no way to form a group of three matching tiles from the available tiles on the board, the game ends the second you add that 7th tile and it isn't immediately part of an existing set. A little trick: Since a grouping can NEVER be more than 3, is to simply match as many triplets as fast as possible for an escalating speed combo bonus...but be careful, if in your haste you end up tapping on 4 red pieces, that 4th piece will now sit on the tray clogging stuff up until you find it two more partners. So always be mindful of what you put on the tray and make sure you can match it off quickly or letting it clog the flow up a bit is worth it if it is blocking your access to many other tiles underneath. Download Rune Gems Wrap Camera HD Normally $0.99. The ultimate Picture Editor has been rebuilt from scratch to make your experience more exciting. This update is not just an update, it is a new app that runs much, much faster and has a ton of new filters and effects. Wrap Camera HD is combining the fun of playing with photos and serious picture editing on-the-go. Probably the most complete picture editing tool with its more than 450 filters and effects, all function are sorted for a better workflow. Professional tools like Histogram, Gamma Correction and Tonecurve come together with one touch corrections and tools like QuickSharp, Color Correction, Chroma and various lights. Read comments from reviewers from before we turned the app into a stunning experience (and imagine what you miss if you don't get it): > Angela LaFollette, 148Apps: "Turn Pictures into works of art" > TUAW (The Unofficial apple weblog): "Wrapcam is a clever and unique photo editor for ios" > App4Phone: "Edit photos like a true professional" > Appshine: "Unleash your imagination and let it free" > Rebecca MacLary from appPicker: "Wrap Camera has some of the best and different effects I’ve seen in a photo editing app." Of course users agree with the reviewers verdict using words like: + Incredible + Beautiful + Awesome work + Never had so much fun + I think that now don't miss anything!! All these comments are from previous versions, be sure to get this completely revamped photo editing suite. It is aimed to statisfy every possible need! All filters and effects are sorted in various categories. That means if you need a one touch effect or filter, you find them all in the same place. Or if you are looking for something more professional for dedicated work you can access these tools with another touch. One Touch correction and clarity tools include - but are not limited to: - Toon and Smooth Toon - Chroma - Kuwahara - Amatorka - Vignette - Emboss - Sepia - Tilt Shift - Blur - sharpen/Unsharpen and a lot more. There are one touch finishing filters too, we call them Finesse: - Quick Sharp - Tone Up - Dim - Exposure - Reverse - Decolor and tons of others. Collage: No photo app is complete without a collage, there is a well sorted set of different collages with individual zoom and move functions. Picture Blending allows to create spicy artworks, that's why there are more than 20 different blend modes, varying from simple add and multiply to advanced eChroma, Poisson, ColorBurn and Dissolving. The editor section allows serious picture editing with Gamma Correction, White Balance, Hue and Saturation Control and even dedicted ToneCurve. The editor includes more tools like free rotation, cropping, enhancing, brightness and contrast control. Smoothing and Patching are perfect to tamper with selfies and for face tuning, for privacy you can switch off the geo tag directly from within the app. Use the histogram to stay in control. There was a need to include Face Swapping, that's why we included a LOL button. That's where you find it together with a Green Wall. Even if you don't have access to a green box, it still is fun to play with :) General corrections are called lights, a bunch can be used for various corrections or to imitate behaviour of certain film rolls or lenses from various devices. And not to forget Overlay to create stunning effects, there are so many of them that you will be busy just scrolling through them. For the icing on the cake, try Watercolors, Stickers and Splash Painting, you definitely will like it! Download Wrap Camera HD
The iPad burst onto the tech scene in 2010 like a runaway train with no brakes, quickly and easily breaking every type of consumer electronics sales record imaginable. The narrative at the time was that Steve Jobs and Apple had done it again: whereas many other companies had previously tried and failed to successfully bring a tablet to market, Apple's iPad -- like the iPod and the iPhone before it -- managed to single-handedly create a new market out of thin air. DON'T MISS: Weird iOS glitch lets you make all your iPhone folders round — you have to try it! In fact, the iPad's upwards trajectory was so impressive that the narrative quickly shifted from "the iPad is amazingly successful" to "the iPad is going to replace the PC!" But as the tablet market matured and the years went by, iPad sales began to fall. At first, the decline was subtle. But soon, the decline was stark and all but impossible to ignore. A few months ago, we opined that the 9.7-inch iPad Pro was Apple's last chance to save the iPad line, if only because a number of previous efforts to boost sales and revenue had all failed. Well, four months later, it appears that wrapping up the 12.9-inch iPad Pro's features into a 9.7-inch form factor was a shrewd move. Per Apple's earnings report yesterday, year over year revenue from iPad sales increased for the first time in nearly two years. Specifically, revenue for the quarter checked in at $4.87 billion, a 7% increase from the same quarter a year-ago. Is a 7% revenue increase earth-shattering? Not really, but consider this: During Apple's June 2015 quarter, the company's iPad line experienced a 23% year-over-year decline in revenue. And during Apple's June 2014 quarter, iPad revenue experienced an 8% year-over-year decline. In other words, the 7% revenue increase may be small, but it signals that there's still a bit of life left in Apple's venerable tablet. What's more, Apple sold more iPads during the quarter gone by than analysts were anticipating -- 9.9 million units vs. a consensus of 9.2 million units. So for the time being, the iPad isn't dead in the water just yet. Having said that, the real litmus test will occur over the next two quarters where we'll see if this recent quarter was simply a temporary exception or perhaps the start of a nice little comeback.
Apple's earnings for its June 2016 quarter gave investors a whole lot to cheer about. Even though iPhone, iPad and Mac sales were all down compared to the same quarter a year-ago, Apple's quarter was not nearly as grim as many investors were anticipating. What's more, there was a familiar bright spot amidst Apple's earnings report yesterday -- revenue from the company's various line of Services. DON'T MISS: How to find Pokemon even when Pokemon Go’s nearby tracker is broken For the quarter gone by, revenue from Apple's array of services -- Apple Music, Apple Pay, iTunes, the Mac App Store and the App Store -- checked in at $5.97 billion, an impressive 19% increase from the year-ago quarter. In fact, revenue from Apple's services category raked in more cash than both the Pad ($4.8 billion) and the Mac ($4.2 billion). So while some analysts continue to blindly focus on hardware sales when evaluating Apple's financial health, it's important to really take a close look at how successful Apple has become at leveraging its ever-increasing pool of iOS users. Consider this: Apple to date has doled out more than $50 billion to App Store developers over the past eight years. Breaking things down a bit more, it took Apple approximately 6 years and 6 months before it reached the $25 billion mark. The next $25 billion came just 18 months later. In other words, App Store revenue isn't just increasing, it's accelerating at an unprecedented clip. Speaking to this point, Apple CEO Tim Cook during Apple's earnings conference call yesterday boasted that Apple's services category would soon be the size of a Fortune 100 company. "In the last twelve months," Cook said, "our services revenue is up almost $4 billion year-on-year to $23.1 billion and we expect it to be the size of a Fortune 100 company next year." While much of this revenue comes from the App Store and Apple Music, it's worth mentioning that Apple Pay is also becoming increasingly popular. According to Apple, the number of users taking advantage of Apple Pay has increased by a staggering 400% year over year. Looking ahead, Cook slyly added that Apple continues to pour R&D dollars into services that haven't even launched yet.
By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd on Wednesday guided for a second-half earnings recovery, signaling a pickup for the struggling panel industry as clients prepare to launch new gadgets such as smartphones. The firm also unveiled plans to invest 1.99 trillion won ($1.75 billion) to boost production of organic light-emitting diode screens for mobile devices, as smartphone makers increasingly adopt the next-generation technology. "Overall profitability in the second half of the year is expected to further improve due to stabilized panel prices," LG Display Chief Financial Officer Don Kim said in a statement.
Chinese iPhone hackers just released a new jailbreak tool for the latest versions of iOS and not one day later, we already have a better option. On Monday we told you about the newly updated Pangu jailbreak tool , which offered anyone with a Windows PC a means to jailbreak an iPhone or iPad running any version of iOS from iOS 9.2 through to the just-released iOS 9.3.3. There are some big caveats beyond the need for a Windows PC though, namely that this was a "semi-untethered" jailbreak that require a few extra steps each time a phone is rebooted. Now, just one day later, there's a new and improved jailbreak that could be the simplest way to jailbreak and iPhone that we've seen in years. MUST WATCH: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro look hotter than ever in new leaked video In a video created by YouTube's resident jailbreak tutorial maker iCrackUriDevice, we get a full walkthrough of how to use JailbreakMe9.com, a new tool that lets iPhone and iPad users jailbreak their phones using a mobile website accessible through Safari. It really doesn't get any easier than this. There are still a few caveats you'll want to make note of — this jailbreak is still semi-untethered for the time being — but it's very straightforward. The full video is embedded below, and then you'll find a timeline so you can skip around to the parts you need. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4c3c4JTZeg 0:05 - Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 - NO Computer 0:32 - Dev Enterprise ‘Warning’ 1:33 - Supported Devices 2:09 - Supported Firmwares 2:33 - Credits 2:49 - Visit JailbreakMe9.com 3:45 - Trust The Certificate 4:07 - IMPORTANT Jailbreak STEPS! 5:51 - Opening Cydia! 6:42 - Incompatible Tweaks Warning! 6:58 - Rebooting and Semi Untethered 7:26 - MUST WATCH AFTER Jailbreak! 7:52 - How to Reboot w/ Semi Untether 9:42 - Summary: Follow for Updates
I remember when I first started writing about technology, my boss at the time told me all about how he protected his Nokia N97 by keeping it in a fleece-lined pocket with daily cleanings, just in case the camera accumulated dust or scratches. I've never been remotely that careful with a gadget. My phones have been dropped, scratched, soaked, and for one unlucky handset, immersed in a bucket of paint. Phones like the indestructible Samsung Galaxy S7 Active are phones for people like me. DON'T MISS: Nexus 6P prices slashed across the board in this huge sale On first glance, the S7 Active just looks like a regular Galaxy S7 but in a rugged case. The screen, guts, and basically everything apart from the body are all the same as the regular S7. A couple differences do stand out. There's three physical buttons along the bottom, just like the Android phones of yore. The back (on my version, at least) is camo-colored for extra mental ruggedness. One nice touch is an extra physical button on the left-hand side, which works as the shutter button in the camera app, and can be programmed for anything else during general use. The Galaxy S7 has been extensively reviewed before , so we're not going to go into the nuts and bolts of using a Galaxy S7 as a smartphone under normal conditions. Suffice to say that it's superbly fast, the screen is crystal clear, and Android continues to be excellent. Samsung's custom TouchWiz skin on Android continues to annoy me a little, but mostly it's an excellent phone, up there with the best that Apple and LG can make. But you don't buy a Galaxy S7 Active if you're interested in having a standard day-to-day phone. You buy the S7 Active because you life is filled with adventure, from canoeing unknown rivers to bushwacking through jungles or taking selfies while surfing. (I'm just reading between the lines of the marketing material that Samsung sent me here.) So the real question is: how does the S7 Active perform as a smartphone in less-than-ideal conditions? Pretty darn well, actually. The waterproofing, ruggedness and extra buttons are all useful and not in the slightest gimmicky. The S7 Active is specced to survive immersion in five feet of water for 30 minutes. Because I'm mildly sadistic, the first thing I did with the new phone was turn it on, start a 30-minute timer, and drop it to the bottom of a six-foot-deep pool. There's no port covers on the phone (a common feature on most other handsets), so I was a little dubious that the exposed microUSB port and 3.5mm jack would survive their little swim. Luckily for me, it functioned just fine afterwards. So I found a new game: skimming stones, only using a $800 smartphone instead of rocks. The rounded design and smooth back actually make the S7 Active ideal for skimming. With a strong wrist flick and good technique, you can get some quality water testing, followed by a solid hit on a stone wall. Allow me to demonstrate. Over the last month, I've immersion-tested this phone to spec three times, skipped it into a tile wall about 50, and run it over with a hatchback for good measure. Considering this is basically just a standard smartphone with waterproof ports and a built-in Otterbox, I'd say that's pretty good. It's worth mentioning that other publications have immersion-tested the S7 Active and had different results. Consumer Reports found that two S7 Actives they bought and immersion-tested stopped working after water got inside. Samsung blamed the problem on a manufacturing defect, which they say they've found and fixed. Any water-damaged phones are being replaced under warranty, for now. But it's not just that this phone survives screwing around in a pool -- it's legitimately useful in adventure. I've broken an iPhone screen before by just holding my phone when I go running, thanks to too much sweat. [Ed note: ew.] Capacitive touchscreens also have the tendency to stop working temporarily when they get a little bit damp, which can stop you from getting a good photo at the right time. Having the extra side button and the three physical buttons on the front make the phone a lot easier to use when you're wearing gloves or have sweaty hands. The chunky build means I'm not going to drop it, and if I do, I'm not worried about scratching the screen or shattering the glass. By the way, that camera is the same unit found in the regular Galaxy S7, and it's fantastic for adventure use. It has excellent dynamic range so nothing gets washed out in bright sunlight, the camera app is fast and responsive, and the AMOLED screen is excellent for framing shots in bright sunlight. As a piece of hardware to take to the beach with you, the S7 Active is the best phone out there. It manages to do that while also being a legitimate flagship phone to carry around for your 9-to-5, non-beach-based job. There's still a few drawbacks: the phone is an AT&T exclusive, so you're out of luck if you want to adventure on another network. AT&T has also loaded up the phone with too much of its own software, so you're in for a 10-minute deleting party when you first set it up. But overall, the S7 Active feels like Samsung has finally delivered on the concept it laid out with the first Galaxy Active phone years back: a no-compromises high-end Android phone that doesn't look out of place on your office desk. Provided you don't go with the camo color, of course.
By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd unveiled a second Android-based handset on Tuesday, a device combining Alphabet Inc's popular software and broad app catalog with the Canadian company's security and productivity features at a lower price. The faded smartphone pioneer is hoping the DTEK50 will sell in greater numbers than the Priv, its first phone using the Android operating system, which Chief Executive John Chen has said suffered because of its high price. The company said the 5.2-inch touchscreen-only DTEK50 is available from Tuesday for pre-order from BlackBerry's online shop in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and The Netherlands for $299.
Following yesterday's post — where you'll find several freebies that are still available for download , mind you — we're back with yet another installment in our series covering paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free. We've selected the best of the bunch for Tuesday, and they're all laid out for you in the post below. MUST WATCH: This is our best look yet at the iPhone 7 These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. YoWindow Weather Normally $2.99. Accurate, beautiful weather with landscapes depicting weather, sky, season. YoWindow is a unique new weather app. The magic of YoWindow is a living landscape that reflects your actual weather. For instance, if it's raining - it rains in YoWindow. The sunset and the sunrise in YoWindow happens at exactly the same time as in real life. But the great thing is you can scroll the time forward. Just swipe the screen and you will see how the weather is going to change throughout the day. Simple! All the weather at your fingertips. You see the current weather, the forecast for today and for several days ahead. Beautiful! State of the art landscapes change depending on the season. The artwork is designed down to the smallest detail. Choose a landscape that fits best for your area. Handy! YoWindow is a window in your pocket =) The weather forecast is provided by yr.no and NWS - the leading meteorological organizations. Download YoWindow Weather gTasks Pro Normally $5.99. A SINGLE PURCHASE COVERS ALL YOUR IPHONE AND IPAD DEVICES. Sync your tasks with Google and across your Mac, iPhone & iPad devices. Never liked your tasks app? You’ll love this one :) MAIN FEATURES ● Sync your tasks with Google Tasks. ● Sync tasks between your iPhone & iPad devices. ● View your tasks and calendar events in one place. ● Keep your tasks organized with subtasks. ● Location based reminders such as when you leave your office. ● Set repeating tasks such as “Pay bills” every month. ● Universal app, designed both for iPhone and iPad. GOOGLE TASKS ● Naturally integrating into Google Calendar. ● No permanent internet connection required. The app will sync updated tasks as soon as an internet connection is available. ● Your tasks are backed up. ● Manage your tasks conveniently on your home/office PC, and have them synced to your iPhone/iPad and vice versa. ● Share tasks with your colleagues. Download gTasks Pro Don't Run With a Plasma Sword Normally $1.99. Run to save the world in this humoristic tribute to retro sci-fi movies! A fun, challenging runner with tons of content!! Start with a simple combat runner and evolve your gameplay to ultimately navigate masterfully through challenging level configurations and boss fights! - Over 700 000 downloads, 10 million games played! - Featured by Apple! - Covered on The Totally Rad Show! - What the press has to say: 4.5/5 touch arcade "From presentation to gameplay to overall fun factor, DRWAPS simply shines" 4.5/5 iFanzine "DRWAPS is the kind of genre mashup gold that we need to see more often in the App Store" 4/5 appspy "DRWAPS's book and try to provide an experience that goes beyond mindless platforming" 4/5 148Apps "DRWAPS is another solid endless runner with a little bit of action-platformer thrown in" 4.5/5 padgadget "DRWAPS is an action-packed infinite runner that fans of the genre won’t want to miss out on." 5/5 iphonegameruk "November Game of the Month" 4.5/5 apptudes "gorgeous and full of personality, it effortlessly blends platforming, action, and RPG elements into a fantastically entertaining experience" 5/5 app-score "DRWAPS is yet another running game that has used the iPhone to the best of it’s ability" 4/5 touchgen "DRWAPS is a fun entry in the endless running genre that brings both storyline, and humour to the table" 4/5 modojo "We grew tired of "runners" months ago, but DRWAPS renewed our faith in these types of games" 4.5/5 iPhone Alley "the amount of content that’s here is enough to satisfy any casual gamer or the ideal hardcore" 4.5/5 crasymikeapps "DRWAPS is a side scrolling platformer with more personality than most, leveraging excellent graphics and in depth gameplay" 4/5 iphoneappreviews "DRWAPS is one of those games that keeps your coming back for more, even once all upgrades are purchased" 4/5 AppsJP 4.5/5 backtothegeek "If you like runners, jump on it" ------------------------- For a long time Cornelius has been working at the local comic books stand shop. For about as long, he's been daydreaming about how somehow, someday, he'd become a Hero. After all, wasn't what the fortune cookie was saying, right? ... right? Fortunately the Aliens invasion would come just in time to provide with this opportunity... Don't Run is a breathtaking, retro sci-fi, combat based, funny sidescroller with tons of content. Anyway, what more can you ask for than running with a plasma sword, slicing-up invading aliens? ------------- Main Features ------------- - Universal App - Retina display - 5 environments: City, Factory, Mother ship, Alien Planet, Tandoori Moon - 2 Game Modes: - Story mode with fixed game progression, save points, boss fights and 3-stars rating system - Endless mode with 4 levels of difficulty, random map generation and objectives to accomplish - Did we say it? Boss fights! - Breathtaking action! Hundreds of small hand crafted map sections put together dynamically to make sure to bring out a maximum of diversity and generate a controlled difficulty progression. - A unique 3 buttons contextual controls scheme: jump, slide, slash which becomes double jump, dive and dash in the air - Several types of monster with their own gameplay, traps to avoid, power-ups and rewards to collect - Upgrades! Collect xp in game to level up your avatar on skills and avatar customization - Game Center leaderboard and achievements - Comic storyboards - Awesome soundtrack and sound effects - 2 supported languages, English and French Download Don't Run With a Plasma Sword Voice Secretary Normally $2.99. With Voice Secretary, you will never miss any important meeting or events even when you are engaged in busy business or driving a car. Use your own voice to record reminders, saving you time from typing and customizing your own alerts. Everything is readily available even when the app is turned off. It’s an amazing app which is worthy of owning for who want to remember everything quickly without typing. An awesome recorder is included also. "Voice Secretary app was included in our best reminder applications" -- AppPicker "Voice Secretary is One of Best Voice Secretary Business Apps in iTunes" -- ***** By AppDictions "Siri is good for setting appointments, but she can’t provide users with voice memos in those appointments, or allow those same voice memos to be emailed to others attending those appointments. The Voice Secretary has you covered with easy-to-make voice memos that can be referenced and shared inside appointments that are made inside this application." -- ***** by CrazyMike'sApps "Voice Secretary is a great app like the name itself. It's a voice alert app that allows you to use your own voice to remember everything. A great new twist in iOS voice alert app you have ever seen " -- ***** By Best10Apps "Not only this program is great but it saved me time.For my job the ability to sketch out ideas quickly and clearly, is of the upmost importance. Simple, elegant in design, very happy to have discovered her." -- ***** "Отличная прога.....использ на все 100%" -- ***** "음질 좋은편이고 멀티테스킹 및 화면 끈 상태서도 녹음되네요. 역시나 전화통화중은 안되는듯" -- ***** "这个软件设计很完善,而且能够通过语音来提醒,非常方便,能够按时提醒,非常实用,能够反复提醒,让每一件事情都能得到很好的安排。" -- ***** "..è lo strumento giusto per impostare promemoria alla velocità della luce anche quando ci si trova in macchina ed è meglio concentrarsi sulla guida. Non so come faccia ma si sincronizza anche con lagenda con Informant, validissima!" -- ***** "Die beste app die ich kenne und jeden Tag benutze weil es so unglaublich simple und schnell geht Erinnerungen zu erstellen ohne ewig lang tippen zu müssen..." ***** ........ More Features: - Time-saving. It helps you save lots of time. Just turn on the software, record, and set the time and everything is done. - Auto reminding. You can receive the reminders with no need to open the application or connection with network, only when the phone is on. - Easy to add reminders. Click the big button, simply shake the phone or start the recording by proximity sensor. - Email your reminders. Send your voice reminding to your friends or family members by Emails as easily as sending a file. - Support recording in background. - Time delay function. You will feel easy to delay the reminder when your hands are full and no schedules will be missed. - Backup and sync up. With voice secretary, never worry about the loss of data. Backup your audio data to your PC, Dropbox or iTunes through Wi-Fi and sync up your voice files in Dropbox and iTunes. - Nag(Echo). I deeply believe that someone may NAG to you everyday and you may think it's bothered but voice secretary just nag to you to give you reminding so that you won't ever miss any event or meeting - Support multiple languages. Support English, simplified Chinese, Chinese traditional, Japanese, Deutsch, Française, 한국어, Русский, Portuguese, Italiano, Español, etc. - Dozens of reminder sounds. You can choose your favorite reminder sounds out of thirty ringtones. - Security guaranteed. Without the passcode in your phone, nobody will know the content of the voice reminding. Help to protect your private information. Download Voice Secretary Paranormal Agency Normally $2.99. Use your supernatural ESP to rid the city of malevolent spooks and spirits in this eerie Hidden Object game! Detective Heather Mills has the amazing ability to see ghosts and other mysterious entities that are not visible to other people. When spooky ghosts and weird creatures start showing up in local homes, it's up to Heather and her agency to get to the bottom of this macabre mystery and look for reasons behind recent poltergeist attacks on innocent citizens. Help Heather hunt for hidden items in locations all over the city and find out who is behind the attacks. Featuring over 50 levels and variety of hidden object challenges, Paranormal Agency is a thrilling, and chilling, interactive examination of the unexplained. Start your search today! ● More Than 50 Challenging Levels ● Five Different Types of Hidden Object Challenges ● Seven Unique Mini-Games ● Original Storyline Re-written Exclusively for the iPhone/iPad Version ● Nearly Endless Hidden Object Fun ● Support Game Center ● iPhone 5 Display support Download Paranormal Agency Audio Notebook Normally $4.99. All-Day Audio Recorder, 2x Playback, and Wide-Screen Text Editor. Audio Notebook is perfect for: - Students: To record all your lectures, and take notes on all your classes, - Professionals: For every meeting and interview, - Everyone else: To capture your thoughts and ideas for all of life's projects. PRISTINE ALL-DAY RECORDING Stop struggling to take notes while keeping up with discussions. Audio Notebook captures everything that is said, so you don't have to worry about missing a thing. Record through your whole day and take notes at the same time. Edit and add to your notes while recording or reviewing later. When you're done, easily email your notes and recordings with a tap. Leave your laptop behind. Stay on top of all your classes and meetings with just your iPad. FAST 2x PLAYBACK Reviews are a snap: Audio Notebook lets you breeze through recordings with up to 2x playback speed. Rewind by 5 seconds with just a tap, and capture every point with perfect recall. EASY DATA ACCESS It's your data: Copy all your notes and audio to your Mac or PC with iTunes File Sharing at any time. This is great for extra backups or sharing with others. It even works wirelessly over WiFi. COLORFUL ORGANIZATION Color code your notes with multiple categories to find them easily and stay on top of all your projects. WIDE-SCREEN EDITING WITH LARGE FONTS Unlike Apps ported from the iPhone, Audio Notebook makes full use of the iPad's larger screen. Notes take up the full screen width in landscape, and are presented with a large, legible font, so you don't have to squint. Pick between three beautiful fonts for your notes: Georgia, Helvetica Neue, or Courier. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TAKE GREAT NOTES Integrated Text Editor: - Text notes with built-in Audio Recorder - Works great in both landscape and portrait mode - Large, legible font - Copy & Paste - Automatic spell check Flexible Note Organizer: - Multiple color-coded categories to stay organized - Filter notes by category, to quickly find the one you want - Sort by name or by date - Customizable category names - Share notes and recordings via Email High Quality Audio Recorder: - Variable play speed: 1x, 1.5x, or 2x - Instant seek - Quick skip by 5 second increments - Unlimited audio recording time - High quality MPEG-4 audio: An hour takes approximately 12MB - Record and take notes simultaneously - Pause and continue recording as many times as needed Download Audio Notebook FontBoard Normally $0.99. Use these cool fonts and post them on social media platforms, text them to your friends, even use them in eMails or status updates— so what are you waiting for? Download NOW! 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We may very well have reached the peak of the iPhone 7 rumor cycle, Apple fans. At this point, unless just about every reliable Apple source out there has been grossly misguided, we know almost everything there is to know about Apple's upcoming next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. We know what they'll look like, we know about a host of new features they'll likely include, we know about most of the biggest changes compared to this year's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and we even probably know exactly when Apple's new iPhones will be released . As much as Apple fans already know, however, they still haven't grown tired of getting early peeks at next-gen iPhone 7 models. And now, a new video gives us what is undoubtedly our best look yet at the upcoming new iPhone 7. MUST SEE: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro look hotter than ever in new leaked video We've seen it happen time and time again in the past. Third-party accessory makers use schematics smuggled out of Foxconn to build models of unreleased iPhones. Why? Using these built-to-scale models, these companies can build protective cases and other accessories that will fit Apple's new iPhones perfectly. Getting a head start means having products available right when the new iPhones are released, which is when tens of millions of people will be looking for new accessories to complement their new iPhones. It's a good strategy, obviously. And it has a welcomed side-effect: Giving Apple fans and the rest of the world an early look at Apple's new iPhone designs. We've seen low-quality photos and videos of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro dummy units emerge from China time and time again. They typically originate on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo. While fans definitely enjoy these leaks, everyone wishes that they would offer a clearer look at Apple's next-gen iPhones. Now, your wish has been granted. Gadget blog TechnoBuffalo contacted a company in China that was selling iPhone 7 dummy models and it had one shipped to its home base in the US. Upon receiving it, the site promptly put together what is easily the highest-quality video we've seen so far that features one of these iPhone 7 models. The unit in question is shown in rose gold, and it's also compared at length to a rose gold iPhone 6s in order to highlight the differences. The full video is embedded below. Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro smartphones during a press conference in early September. Then, according to a recent report , the new models will be released on Friday, September 16th. For details on exactly what new features and specs the new iPhone 7 series should include, check out our earlier post .
PHILADELPHIA––On a sweat-soaked opening day of the Democratic National Convention, with temperatures pushing into the high 90s and strong thunderstorms in the forecast, the relatively powerful mostly spent their days indoors in air-conditioning: a breakfast meeting at the Marriott; a Bernie Sanders speech at the convention center (the hottest ticket in town for connected supporters of the Vermont senator); maybe even an Uber ride across town to the Wells Fargo Center, where Hillary Clinton supporters untroubled by any desire to dispute her imminent nomination stood on the arena floor around noon, holding cell phones aloft as Boyz II Men rehearsed an evening performance (“not too soft and not too strong”).
It's a tiny bit amusing that despite everything we know about Apple's upcoming next-generation iPhone, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro, there are still some pretty basic things we don't know. We know just about exactly what the iPhone 7 is going to look like, and we also know what the larger iPhone 7 Plus will look like. We know the phones will lose the 3.5mm audio port and gain thinner housings with redesigned antenna lines that are much easier on the eyes. We also know that both phones will feature new and improved cameras, though the camera on the Plus model will be a much bigger upgrade than the one on the smaller iPhone 7. But ironically, we still don't know one of the most basic things about these two upcoming new phones: We have no idea what they'll be called. DON'T MISS: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro look hotter than ever in new leaked video Logic dictates that this year's new iPhone models will be called the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. In the past, Apple has released new iPhone numbers on alternate years with "S" upgrades separating them. Then there have been some rumblings that Apple would switch the name of the larger iPhone from "Plus" to "Pro." This would align better with Apple's iPad naming scheme — and "Plus" was always an awful name anyway. But there have also been some claims that this year's new iPhones would stray from convention and not be named iPhone 7 at all. Instead, Apple is said to be saving its big redesign for next year's tenth-anniversary iPhone and potentially keeping 2016's new iPhones in the iPhone 6 family. But what would Apple name new iPhones in the same lineup for the second year? According to a new report from German Apple blog Apfelpage , the new phones will be branded "iPhone 6se." There's certainly a logic to the name, which would align with the iPhone 5se Apple launched earlier this year, but it would be a curious move in some ways. Apple already has to deal with the media narrative that this year's new iPhones represent a "minor" upgrade that is "boring," so why make the task of convincing fans that this is a big upgrade even more difficult? As we've noted, the new iPhones are shaping up to be anything but boring . In fact, they're shaping up to be pretty massive upgrades — and launching them with new names would help support that idea.
Apple's iOS software grows more and more capable with each new release, which in turn makes jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad far less appealing than it used to be. Years ago, third-party apps were so limited that jailbreaking was practically a necessity for anyone who wanted to get the most out of his or her iOS device. But in 2016 the story has changed, and it'll change even more once iOS 10 is released this fall. Of course, there are still plenty of jailbreak apps and tweaks that hardcore users just can't seem to live without, and they'll be very happy to learn today's news. Apple just released iOS 9.3.3 to the public last week but the Chinese iOS hacking team Pangu has already managed to jailbreak it. There are a few caveats that make this particular jailbreak a bit tricky though, which is why you'll find the how-to guide in the video below particularly useful. DON'T MISS: Apple’s iPhone 7 finally gets a release date Before we dive in, there are a few important things you should know. First, the obligatory jailbreak warning: you should only follow this guide if you're an advanced user. Things can and do go wrong. You also may void your iPhone or iPad's warranty by following the steps outlined in this guide. Next warning: this is not a true "untethered" jailbreak. It is untethered in that you won't have to connect to your computer each time you boot your iPhone or iPad, but you will have to go through a few extra (simple) steps on your device each and every time you boot. It's not a huge deal and it won't deter eager fans who have been itching for a jailbreak, but it's still worth noting. Last but certainly not least, this jailbreak is available only to Windows users for the time being, and the tool is only available in Chinese. Both of those things will change in upcoming updates but if you want to jailbreak your iOS device immediately, you'll want to stick closely to the guide unless you read and understand Chinese. If you're undeterred by those warnings, you'll find everything you need in the video how-to guide below, which was created by YouTuber "iCrackUriDevice."
(Reuters) - Two youths unaware of their surroundings when they were playing Pokemon GO on their cell phones made an illegal border crossing this week from Canada into the United States in a remote part of Montana, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said. The two, who were not identified, were found by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Thursday, with their attention affixed to their phones as they were trying to hunt down cartoon characters on a journey that took them over the border. "Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokemon GO games that they lost track of where they were," said Michael Rappold, a spokesman for the agency.
Congratulations on making it to the end of another week! There are plenty of ways you can celebrate, but most of them involve going out and spending a bunch of the money you just spent all week earning. Here's another option: snag these 12 paid iPhone and iPad apps that are all on sale right now for free. We've got an app that'll hide your private photos, a cool proximity chat app, an app that turns your iPhone into a mouse for your computer, a great language translator and plenty more. MUST SEE: Two of the best iPhone 7 leaks yet both surfaced last night These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. The Big Clock Normally $0.99. Stop squinting! This is the Biggest, Ad-free Clock in the App Store. Completely Customize Your Alarm - Set a Song from your Music Library. - Set the Time Between each Snooze. - Set a Maximum Number of Snoozes. - New in iOS 8! Use Background Actions to Snooze or Stop the alarm. Weather Widget(In App Purchase Required - $2.00 USD/yr - Auto Renewable) - Always see the current temperature and conditions in your current city. - Use the GPS to set your Current City or get Weather from any City in the World. - Swipe or Tap to Reveal a 10-Day Forecast. Weather Data Powered by Forecast(forecast.io) Download The Big Clock MultiDrop Normally $8.99. MultiDrop is a free multi‐purpose local file exchanger with voice communication and more. It uses the new Multipeer Connectivity framework to interconnect devices using only WiFi or BlueTooth, so no internet is needed, nor any server or databases. You can: ‐Connect up to 10 devices with this FTP ‐Automatic and manual device discovery and connection ‐Exchange multiple big Images, Videos and any kind of files simultaneously ‐Share and send on facebook and twitter Includes InApp purchases for: ‐Chat Messenger with Video and Image sending capabilities ‐Fancy walkie‐talkie for voice communication ‐Capture and share image and video files -Print your photos and documents -Share your contacts from your Address Book. Send them also with e-mail as a card. All that in a user friendly neat UI screens. Enjoy private risk free communication for all! Download MultiDrop Remote Mouse Normally $1.99. Remote Mouse turns your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch into a wireless user-friendly remote control for your Mac / PC. It’ll surprise you with fully simulated touchpad, keyboard and featured remote panels which make your remote experience simple and efficient. Giving a presentation? Watching an online movie? Or transferring pictures within a second? We make it dead easy to control your PC / Mac! Just sit back and enjoy the day. ** FEATURES ** • Fully Simulated Mouse • Magic Trackpad • Multi-Touch Gestures • Function Keyboard in Landscape Mode (full version only) • Key Combination Input • Media Remote (need unlocking) - Support iTunes, Keynote, Powerpoint, Hulu and Powerpoint for Mac - Support Windows Media Player, Window Photo Viewer, Powerpoint and iTunes on Windows - Physical Volume Buttons Control to adjust computer volume and change presentation slides • Image Transfer (need unlocking) • Spotify Remote (need unlocking) • Application Launcher & Switcher • Shut Down / Sleep / Restart / Log Off Remotely • Numeric Keyboard • Swaying Mode Control • Remotely Typing with Voice (need Siri) • Connect via IP & QR code • Password Protection • Customizable Interface • Customizable Wallpapers • Works under Wi-Fi and 3G network • Compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista, Mac OSX 10.6+ ** TO GET STARTED, YOU ALSO NEED ** 1. Visit www.remotemouse.net with your Mac / PC. Download & install Remote Mouse server on computer. 2. Make sure that your mobile device is connected to the same Wi-Fi (or 3G hotspot) as your computer. 3. Open Remote Mouse App, Click “Start” to connect. Download Remote Mouse Lose Weight Hypnosis Unlock All Advanced Features in-app purchase normally $2.99, now free. ◉ Learn to enjoy healthy food and exercise after listening daily for just 1–3 weeks ◉ Change your mindset through subconscious thoughts for effortless weight loss ◉ You won’t have to try to lose weight — it just happens naturally! TRAIN YOUR MIND TO WORK ON WEIGHT LOSS THROUGH HYPNOSIS Tired of losing weight, and then gaining it all back? Adding hypnosis to your weight loss program helps change your entire mindset, resetting your behavior for a healthier lifestyle and eating habits. EFFORTLESS CHANGE ◎ A single audio session of 22 minutes a day that is effective in just 1–3 weeks ◎ Hypnosis audio carefully read by the soothing voice of a certified hypnotherapist ◎ Peaceful background music and nature sounds to help you relax ◎ Hypnotic Booster with binaural beats to induce your brainwave frequency into an optimal state for receiving hypnotic suggestions ◎ Separate volume controls for Voice, Background, and Hypnotic Booster ◎ Awaken at End feature can be disabled at bedtime for a relaxing, restful sleep ◎ Repeat sessions or loop while you sleep ◎ Continue listening to background sounds after the session ends ◎ Works with Apple Watch! Pause, resume and adjust overall volume from your wrist via the Now Playing glance READ OUR USER REVIEWS "After just one week of listening to this app, my “sweet tooth” was gone and I was able to get my stress eating under control. This app literally helped me turn a corner in what has been a life-long struggle." "This app has helped me control my appetite in a way that nothing else ever has. My ability to control my appetite is virtually effortless. Food is not the center of my world anymore. It’s very liberating." "I was really skeptical and I normally don’t do reviews unless an app was horrible but seriously…wow. I started using this app 2 weeks ago and while I know your suppose to shoot for no more than 2lbs a week….I’ve lost 12lbs. I do this one in conjunction with their exercise one as well as another weight loss hypnosis app & an intuitive eating hypnosis. and this one is my favorite. I throw it on mid-day when I start craving sweets. I have not had processed sugar for a week and when I did break down for a brownie it tasted chemically. I’m in love with hypnosis now. I have 40lbs to go till my goal but I’m finally feeling ready for it!!!!" "At first I didn’t think it would work, but after listening to it just once I began to pick healthier choices and wasn’t hungry all the time. I now use this app every morning to start my day right with the right mind set and the wake up feature is like my own cup-o-coffee." "So glad I downloaded this app!! I never thought this would work but boy I was wrong!! I use it every night to help me fall asleep and I’ve lost 40lbs!!" THE BEST WEIGHT LOSS HYPNOSIS APP AVAILABLE Lose Weight Hypnosis is FREE and effective with the default settings. A one-time in-app purchase is required only if you wish to change the default settings. (Each of our free hypnosis apps includes its own in-app purchase; in-app purchases cannot be shared among separate apps.) Download Lose Weight Hypnosis Speedafari Normally $1.99. Stuck in a slow connection? Speed up Safari with Speedafari! "Kinda crazy, but it works." - Federico Viticci, Macstories.net Speedafari blocks unnecessary parts of websites from loading. By removing part of the experience (ads, tracking scripts, external fonts, videos, etc.), you gain speed, battery, and data. Speedafari is always just a swipe away, in the notification center. Just tap once, and — boom — Safari speeds up. No need to switch browser. Choose between three different aggressiveness levels — low, medium or high. The higher the aggressiveness, the more will be blocked, and the faster the page will load. Note that some website functions may not work at all with the medium and high levels. You're out in the woods? Now don't worry about slow internet anymore! "Speedafari is a blocker that strips away everything it can so you can still load pages even when your connection is crap." - Thorin Klosowski, Lifehacker.com Oh, and don't worry about privacy! Speedafari has no access at all as to what web pages you visit. Brought to you thanks to the power of iOS 9. Developed and designed by Arvid Lunnemark. Download Speedafari The Little Fox Normally $0.99. The Little Fox is an alternative perspective on the world-renowned ‘fairy tale for adults', The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, where the Fox takes the place of the protagonist – a charming little character with a big heart. ====== Every once in a while, a game manages to stand out with having the right mix of everything. The Little Fox has a lot of the right stuff – charm, eye candy, storyline, platforming, original and challenging mechanics, an impossibly cute protagonist. -Phonearena In beautifully serene levels that feature relaxing, atmospheric music, the fox seems to be trying to travel faster than the speed of light. -Pocketgamer You get a game that is both casual-friendly but also a real game. -Toucharcade ====== In search of the Little Prince, you'll have to: run through thirteen fairytale planets, passing icy cliffs and volcano craters, finding your way through a bog and a dark cave take care of the abandoned Rose by collecting tears literally by the drop inspire a multitude of familiar characters to change their lives Beauty Taking the best examples of minimalist low-poly graphics as inspiration, we've created thirteen colorful and unique three-dimensional planets for you, along with an animated comic that tells the tale of the main characters. The picturesque landscapes of Eternal Winter and the Forgotten Asteroid, the Sweltering Canyon and the Secret Cave, all of these are sure to stand out in your memory and make you want to set a screenshot of the game as your background. Gameplay The Little Fox is the first runner of its type on a hexagonal field. Our ace in the hole is innovative gameplay that is easy to learn, but hard to master. Just two taps (on the left side of the screen to turn left, on the right to turn right) provides full freedom for moving through the game world. Rest assured, no level will give in on your first attempt. But each successfully completed level will satisfy your sense of perfectionism. Music It is advised to play The Little Fox with headphones. A selection of unique tracks, each written with the specifics of each setting in mind, provides complete immersion in the game's atmosphere. Download The Little Fox Multi Translate Normally $0.99. This is a translator app which can translate voice, translate speech, translate Spanish and translate any language into 3 others at the same time! Powered by Google Translate, Multi Translate is a very handy yet powerful translator. Main Functions: 1. Translate any language to any 3 other languages with one tap. 2. One to one translator. 3. Share the translate results via Facebook, Twitter, email or SMS. 4. Save all the translate history automatically. 5. Custom the source and target languages within the translator settings. 6. Auto detect input language. 7. Support 80+ languages v1.3.2 Listen to all your translations for Free! v1.3.3 1.Fully support Apple Watch, try it now! 2. Minor bug fixing! v1.3.4 Improve the results from the watch app translator. v1.3.5 1. Support 3D Touch preview and short cuts. 2. Search history via Spotlight 3. Search language while selecting 4. Speed enhancement. 5. Bug Fixing. v1.3.6 1. Control the speed and volume while listening to the results. 2. Listen to the results even when your device is mute. 3. Enhance the performance of the watch app. Download Multi Translate RadioApp Normally $1.99. Easily tune in to local radio stations and to radio stations from all over the world, using a unique analog-like tuner. • Internet Connection Required Features: • Unique analog-like FM/AM tuner • Use remote control to seek stations • Supports multiple countries at the same time • Name of playing song when available • Favorite stations • Alarm clock • Sleep timer Download RadioApp QuickClip Normally $0.99. Save copied text too easily and quickly. QuickClip is very useful clipboard manager. You can quickly and easy copy and paste. App Features - Simple UI - You can access all clips from Widget - iCloud Sync - No Ads - Folder *This application is only supported iOS7 or higher. Download QuickClip Zen Sketch Normally $1.99. Zen Sketch is a cross between a note-taking and a painting app. We wanted to give people an app with a balance between power and simplicity: A place that could stay out of the way and let them think, but also contained an environment with the ability to add serious detail to their work. And so Zen Sketch was born. The app goes beyond regular ink handwriting apps by using an industry standard drawing/painting engine, but still organizes your work in a logical fashion like any good note-taking app. Use Zen Sketch to create powerful notes or paintings. All your work can easily be exported out of the app as images or PDFs, and shared in just about every way imaginable. The app has no learning curve, and lets you work in a streamlined and clean interface designed with the latest technology in mind. We hope you like the Zen Sketch. And if you do, be sure to check out some of the other great Zen apps we’ve made. Download Zen Sketch Ananda Normally $2.99. Ananda helps you meditate, focus and relax with progressive binaural tones and high quality peaceful sounds. -Enhance your brainwaves Choose from one of Ananda’s numerous binaural programs to focus, relax, meditate, or even to get the most out of a nap. Each program comes with binaural beats designed to help you reach a specific mood or state of mind. -Discover a new ambiance every time Each session provides a subtly fresh, new ambiance. A unique combination of nature sounds, chants, mantras and peaceful bells is generated on top of binaural tones every time you start Ananda. -Recharge and feel good Take a break at home, at the office, or in the subway. Even a few minutes of Ananda will get you refreshed and ready to deliver your best while staying calm and zen. Main Features - 13 Binaural programs - Conscious Thinking - Focus & Concentration - Increased Attention - Learn & Memorize - Creativity - Energize - Deep Meditation - Lucid Dreaming - Intuition - Relaxation - Restorative Sleep - Power Nap - Wake Up - Short description and benefits of every binaural program - High quality nature and peaceful sounds - Choose the sounds you prefer - Sounds are mixed together in a new way for every session - Simple and minimalist design - Information on brainwaves and binaural tones included in the app Download now and let us know how Ananda Meditate, Focus and Relax helps you in your daily activities. Download Ananda Muzzyc Normally $0.99. - Protect your private photos and videos of unauthorized persons. - With specially inconspicuous icon so that no one clicks on this app because it looks like a music player. - With pattern unlock - Create folder - Share on social networks - Photos and Videos Import / Export - View photos and videos directly. 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The US government has been engaged in a war on drugs for years, and while it scored many renowned victories against prominent drug lords, drugs are still entering the country. As it turns out, the cartels use incredibly advanced gear to ship their product across the border. DON’T MISS: Leaked photos show a real iPhone 7 powered on for the first time Speaking to Interpol senior advisor Marc Goodman, Business Insider has discovered some of the gadgets traffickers use to make sure their cargo can be delivered unhindered by law enforcement anti-drug operations. The cartels use sophisticated technology for transporting the “goods,” but also for other purposes, including communication, surveillance, and defense operations. Communication is key to any successful business, and the cartels know it. The Zeta drug cartel created its encrypted cellular network that uses antennas and repeaters installed all over Mexico. The equipment is hidden in remote locations and is connected to solar power, while radio-receiving cell phones and Nextel devices are used for talking. Who configured it all for the drug lords? Kidnapped engineers, of course. Transporting the drugs also requires efficient use of technology. We’re at the dawn of self-driving vehicles, so Goodman expects smugglers to employ unmanned drones, cars, and even subs to transport narcotics. Law enforcement has already captured drones trying to move limited amounts of heroin across the border (a few dozen pounds of product). But cartels are beefing up security around them with measures supposed to block drones that Homeland Security is using to capture drug shipments. Cartels can spoof Homeland Security drones, and jam GPS signals, so that drones can’t figure out where they are. In addition to drones, ultralight planes with quiet engines can also be used to move drugs. They can fly at over 70 miles per hour, and carry more weight than drones. But the most successful way of smuggling drugs is by boat. Submarines to be more precise, like the one in the picture above. 80% of drug smuggled from Mexico come via a maritime route, and 30% of those are narco subs, Business Insider notes. The subs can carry as much as 7.5 tons of cocaine, and they're kind of difficult to catch. They’re made of lead so they can’t be detected with infrared, and they can’t be found with radar or sonar because they sit below the water. Finally, drug lords need protection, and they’re building their surveillance systems that can record various vantage points. Furthermore, they use rocket launchers and have designed tanks of their own meant to withstand attacks and smash through traffic and blockades. The full Business Insider article is available at the source link, complete with more images and details about cartel operations.
Apple's new iOS 10 software is anything but an Earth-shattering update. Instead, it's a release that's packed full of refinements and new features that enhance Apple's existing apps. That said, there are a few changes that impact fundamental iPhone and iPad functionality, and some of those changes have been received better than others by iPhone users with access to the public and private iOS 10 betas. For example, everyone seems to love the new lock screen in Apple's latest iOS software, but the new gesture used to actually unlock the phone had been widely criticized. As it often does, Apple listened to users and made a change earlier this month in iOS 10 beta 2 to address the "issue." But after switching back and forth, I actually think that Apple got it right the first time. MUST SEE: Tesla’s Autopilot just saved someone’s life In the first iOS 10 beta, Apple replaced its tried and true "slide to unlock" gesture with a new directive to press the home button to unlock. Why? With the arrival of Touch ID, Apple has allowed users to unlock their iPhones and iPads simply by touching the home button. A quick fingerprint scan later, and the phone was unlocked and ready to go. But in iOS 10, Apple changed it so that the user actually has to press the home button in order to unlock the phone. It seems like a minor issue, but users were angry. In fact, the change has even been called " iOS 10's most annoying feature ." Initially, I agreed that the change was annoying. It made sense, of course, since Apple wanted people to utilize the new enhanced features on the lock screen. With touch-to-unlock enabled, the iPhone typically unlocks as a user picks up the phone before the lock screen is even visible, since his or her thumb is on the home button. Now, the iPhone wakes automatically when you pick it up so you can see the lock screen, and then a press on the home button unlocks it. In iOS 10 beta 2, Apple added an option in the Accessibility menu for "Rest Finger to Open." When enabled, it restores the old behavior so that simply touching the home button will unlock the phone. I was relieved when the option came back but after just a couple of hours, I disabled it and went back to requiring a button press to unlock the phone. The new lock screen in iOS 10 is awesome. Notifications are far more interactive. You can message people right on your home screen without even leaving the lock screen, for example. And third-party apps will have access to these enhanced features as well. With "Rest Finger to Open" enabled, that entire portion of the iOS 10 experience is passed by. Apple made the right choice by listening to users and offering both options. But once third-party apps start taking advantage of all the new notification features that will be made available right on the lock screen, disabling "Press home to unlock" will mean missing out on some terrific new functionality.
We've gotten plenty of emails over the weeks and months asking us to include more games in our daily posts on paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free. Well, if you're on the hunt for new games but you don't want to pay big bucks, today is your lucky day. We've got several games on our list of freebies including Angry Birds and a bunch of great games you've never heard of, and there are also several non-game apps you'll want to check out. MUST SEE: Leaked photos show a real iPhone 7 powered on for the first time ever These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. Gif Maker Normally $0.99. Gif Maker can make GIFs or videos using LIVE Photos, photos, burst photos, and video at the easiest.Make and share GIFs with friends quickly.Make your own animated GIF, enjoy, and share with Gif Maker now! Features: *Create GIF, animation - with LIVE Photos. (iOS9 or better) - with burst Photos. - by Choosing Picture by Picture. - Partially editing Video. (video to gif) - by Recording Video *Controlling frame playing speed *Sharing quickly on different social network! Download Gif Maker Angry Birds Normally $0.99. Use the unique powers of the Angry Birds to destroy the greedy pigs' defenses! The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole their eggs. Use the unique powers of each bird to destroy the pigs’ defenses. Angry Birds features challenging physics-based gameplay and hours of replay value. Each level requires logic, skill and force to solve. If you get stuck in the game, you can purchase the Mighty Eagle! Mighty Eagle is a one-time in-app purchase in Angry Birds that gives unlimited use. This phenomenal creature will soar from the skies to wreak havoc and smash the pesky pigs into oblivion. There’s just one catch: you can only use the aid of Mighty Eagle to pass a level once per hour. Mighty Eagle also includes all new gameplay goals and achievements! In addition to the Mighty Eagle, Angry Birds now has power-ups! Boost your birds’ abilities and three-star levels to unlock secret content! Angry Birds now has the following amazing power-ups: Sling Scope for laser targeting, King Sling for maximum flinging power, Super Seeds to supersize your birds, and Birdquake to shake pigs’ defenses to the ground! Download Angry Birds NodeBeat Normally $1.99. ◆ Join over 2 million others using NodeBeat! ◆ Make music with NodeBeat, the intuitive and fun visual music app for all ages. Whether you're 2 or 92, NodeBeat will make you sound like a pro. Create your own music in a matter of minutes or listen to NodeBeat generate its own. Easily share your creations with others or save them for later to show your friends. Discover your musical genius with NodeBeat! ================= ◆ New Features ◆ - Audiobus support: Now you can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps! See http://audiob.us for more information. ◆ Audio Features ◆ - 20 Musical Scales - All 12 Musical Keys Signatures - 7 Octave Range - 3-finger Background Keyboard/Piano - Audio Waveform Adjustment (Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square) - Creative Sound Sculpting (Echo, Attack, Decay, Release) - Audiobus Support ◆ Rhythm Features ◆ - Adjustable Tempo (BPM) & Note Beat ◆ Sharing/Exporting Features ◆ - Record and save creations - Create Ringtones from recording - Share Recording on SoundCloud - AudioCopy to Another Application - Save/Load Creations ◆ MIDI Features ◆ - Send Node and/or Keyboard MIDI - Assign unique MIDI Channels to Generators - Adjust latency for perfect sequence timing ◆ General Features ◆ - Background Audio support - Adjustable Node Physics (gravity, speed, proximity) - Drum and Octave Sounds - Start/Stop Nodes by double tapping - Sleep Timer for falling asleep to NodeBeat - Child-lock for children-friendly exploration Download NodeBeat Never Gone Normally $0.99. "From Chinese developer HippieGame, this is the mighty slick gothic beat-'em-up Never Gone." - Pocket Gamer "Never Gone è un picchiaduro a scorrimento affascinante e impegnativo, dotato di validi elementi RPG" - Multiplayer.it #1 ranked game in China; Best Cocos Game Award - Cocoachina; Best Art Design Award - Indieplay; Best Indie Game Award - Tencent Game… Join the thrilling fight against evil in Never Gone! The award-winning action game with stylish gothic art designs and wonderful Therion music is available now on iOS! ABOUT THE GAME Never Gone is an old-school beat-em up 2D Action Game for gamers on iOS platform. It sets in a classic world where human, vampires and other demons co-exist and constantly waging war against one another. Play as Blood Knight or Dark Sister to face the incredible challenge and win glorious rewards. Discover, craft and upgrade over 200 weapons, equipments, items and even skills as you explore the war-torn game world. KEY FEATURES · Old-school Hardcore Action Game: We gazed back to the very core of action games and aim to create a game we ourselves would love to play. Not tap to win, not pay to win! Jump, attack, dodge and link your own combos to fight! Win the fights, and win with style! · A Great Deal of Game Content: 3 Chapters of story mode; 3 different challenge modes in endless Mist Tower; Special intel missions; Immerse yourself into dark but beautiful environments; Face the challenge of deadly monsters & bosses… · World Class Rock Music by Therion: The high quality of ‘Never Gone’ help us winning the favor of Therion , the world famous Swedish rock band. Not only that you will find Therion’s classical songs in the game, some of the members of Therion will even become characters in the game to fight along or against the players！ · In-Game Community: Find players all around the world in our in-game community. Share your videos and experiences with others, prove that you are the best! (* in-game video recording requires iOS 9 with Replay Kit) · MFi controllers supported. The control pad on your screen will disappear once a MFi controller is connected. Enjoy Never Gone as a real action game should be! Download Never Gone Go Pedometer Normally $0.99. Go Pedometer is the ultimate run app that tracks and keeps all valuable data of every activity you perform. Specially developed for runners, joggers and walkers of all ages to improve their performance level and provide accurate information about pace, distance and calories. Features: - Input your body parameters and desired body sizes. - Track live all data for your walks, athletic walks and runs. - Set your daily goal and turn on the metronome to boost your performance. - Map your workouts in real-time with built-in GPS and monitor your progress. - Automatic data saving in History which forms interactive performance graphs. - Adjust application’s accelerometer and GPS parameters to match your pace. - Turn On/Off application’s sounds and choose the measuring system: metric or imperial. - Update your daily body achievements to track the evolution of your chest, waist, hips and weight. - Integrated iPod, to listen to your music while you are training. What value Go Pedometer brings to your workouts: - The metronome balances your training pace. - Live progress bar that shows how much more have left until you achieve one more daily goal. - All your workout information like: pace, distance and calories is saved automatically in History. - Thanks to performance graphs you can see the evolution of your results. - By setting your daily body achievements you can see how much more you have until you reach your desired body sizes. - With the built-in Music Player you will stay motivated during your trainings. Compatibilities: * Supports iOS 5 and later versions, up to 8.1 * Compatible with iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S/5/5c/5s/6/6 plus, iPod Touch 2/3/4/5 * The application works anywhere: pants or jacket pocket, on hand or arm, in a bag or purse. * Note: The application was specially developed with the assistance of professional runners, to ensure you with accurate data about your achievements. * Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. * Go Pedometer is here to set a new life standard. Download Go Pedometer Zombie Town: Sniper Normally $0.99. Be a top sniper in this zombie defense war game! Feel like a real sniper! A zombie group has occupied town. Your mission is to protect civilians while kill zombies! Do you like killing zombies? Be a top sniper in the war against Zombies attack on town. This is an exciting Sniper Shooting Game! Here you will become one of top sniper! Features: - Endless Mode - EASY CONTROLS (Tap to shoot) - Amazing cartoon 3D graphics. - Difference action camera effects. - Stunning visual effects. - Head Shots of Snipers - Close Camera Sniper Shooting View - Smooth game control - Optimized game control allows you to play the game smoothly even on minimal phone! Kill all zombies! You are top sniper! Download Zombie Town: Sniper Bitmoji Keyboard Pro Normally $1.99. Features Include: Bitmoji is your own personal emoji. • Create an expressive cartoon avatar • Choose from a huge library of stickers – all featuring YOU • Use Bitmoji in Snapchat, iMessage and wherever else you chat Using Bitmoji in Snapchat unlocks friendmoji – 2-person bitmojis featuring you and your friends! + Awesome Keyboard Themes — choose a style (Tranquility, Smoothie, Neon, Blended, Elevate, Clear) and color you like; + Emojis Keyboard — all new, classic emojis and text emoticons in one place; + Сute Stickers — a diversity of fun and cool smiley faces and emoticons expressing different moods and feelings (love, joy, surprise, anger, boredom, sadness, etc) you can use when run out of words; + Emoji Combos — select exquisite emoji designs out of a bunch of categories. Each preset is crafted using dozens of emoji icons! Download Bitmoji Keyboard Pro Turbo Wheels Normally $0.99. Get ready for a winners race, because the second place is the first loser! Turbo Wheels is the most exciting mini cars racing game where you don't need brakes, they just slow you down. Choose your favourite car, they are plenty and fully upgradeable, each with their own unique handling and style! Features: * 25 unique mini cars in five different categories (Sport, SS, GT, Formula & Classic) * 4 different countries (Brazil, Japan, Canada & UAE) * Over unique 16 tracks * 4 different race modes (Race, Time, Coins & 1 vs 1) * Race against the opponent car 1 vs 1 to unlock his car * Hours and days of exciting gameplay Follow us! twitter.com/chundosturbo Facebook Fan Page facebook.com/ChundosStudio Youtube Video youtube.com/watch?v=BKK8KY1ApHg Support Turbo Wheels is a graphically intensive 3D game, and although it runs well on many devices, we recommend iPad 3 & higher, iPad Mini 2 & higher, iPhone 5 & higher. Download Turbo Wheels Smart Cycle Alarm PRO Normally $0.99. Sleeping is one of the most important part of our life. The sleep is responsible for our mental health, physical health and the quality of our life. The damage from sleep deficiency can occur in an instant (such as a car crash), or it can harm you over time. Sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others. Smart Cycle Alarm was specially developed to help you sleep smart. When we sleep, we experience different sleep states, from deep sleep to light sleep. The state you are in when your alarm clock goes off will decide how tired you feel. The intelligent Smart Cycle Alarm monitors the signals received from your body, to wake you up softly, when you are in the lightest possible sleep state (natural waking phase), feeling refreshed and relaxed, instead of tired. Features: - Wakes you up in the lightest sleep state; - Detailed graphs and statistics for every night; - Special settings and options for your preferences; - Pleasant selected sounds to wake you up; - Wake up with your iPod music; - Counts and tracks your heart rate; - Customizable wake up phase, from 10 to 90 min; - Customizable snooze; - Use vibration as backup; - Works in background; - Sleep aid sound to help you fall a sleep, regular and intelligent, with 11 different sounds; - Uses iPhone's proximity to save your battery; - Export Database as a CSV file; - Help information; - Share your sleep data on Facebook, Twitter or via Email; Note: - The app uses HealthKit, in order to gather Sleep Analysis Data to Health app. When alarm rings and user wakes up, sleep data about current sleep or nap is saved to Health, Sleep Analysis. Also user can prevent saving data to Health app, by disabling this functionality in Settings - Because Smart Cycle Alarm uses iPhone's accelerometer, you must be able to place the iPhone correctly next to you. - To prevent your device to turn off during the night, make sure you can keep your device connected to the charger. Download Smart Cycle Alarm PRO Dialr Normally $0.99. With Dialr you can have quick access to the your closest friends and family right from Notification Center. Just set up up to 8 phone numbers in the app (up to 10 on the iPhone 6 and 6+) and make calls from everywhere by swiping down from the top of your screen. Designed for simplicity Dialr displays only the picture for your contact or their initials. No labels, no clutter. Just your dearest phone numbers, just a swipe away. Additionally, you can now access your favorite contacts on your iPad and call them on your iPhone. Just connect your iPad to your iPhone with the new call forwarding feature from Apple and dial your favorite number right from Notification Center on your iPad. (Note, you can't make calls with your iPad alone. Being on the same Wi-Fi network is required during a phone call. See http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/continuity/ for more information about that feature) Version 1.0 release notes: - ability to create your favorite contacts for quick access in Notification Center - sort your contacts any way you want - contacts without profile pictures display the initials instead for bug reports and feature requests please contact me on our website Thanks for your support! (For U.S. users it is important to know, that third party apps currently can't support vertical service codes. If you are using them (e.g. *82 before the phone number), Dialr won't be able to place that call. The numbers you want to dial generally can't have any symbols except numbers and +. This is due to security reasons on Apples side) Download Dialr My Tiny Heroes Normally $0.99. Control your heroes and fight against the power of darkness in this innovative RPG! Background： This land has been ruled by orcs and other evil powers for long time. Human have been trodden down hoping for a better time, hoping for a saviour they just don’t know who. Come and try! Who knows, maybe you are the one to liberate the humans from the tyranny of the orcs. Be A Hero! Features： •Fun yet clever. •Grow your heroes by leveling up, getting gear and upgrading skills! •Various equipments without level limitations! •A collection of different monsters are awaiting you to take them on! •Customizable heroes mean yours will always stand out from the crowd! •Stunningly beautiful cartoon graphics will soothe your eyes! •Great and varied selection of music! What are you waiting for? Come experience Tiny Hero Legends now! Download My Tiny Heroes
Though the smartphone market was nearly as massive a few short years ago as it is today, it was a terrible business to be in unless your company’s name was Apple or Samsung. There were simply no other phone vendors that could figure out how to make any real money selling smartphones. Try as they might — and oh, how they tried — rival phone companies spun their wheels while Samsung and Apple pulled in all of the smartphone industry’s profits. Today, things are different. Galaxy phones and iPhones are still the most popular handsets by a wide margin, but other companies have managed to put a serious dent in Apple and Samsung’s combined market share. Gaps in the market have been exposed and several companies are taking advantage. Most notably, Chinese vendors have found success selling high-quality phones at surprisingly low prices. But price isn’t the only area of the smartphone market where there is an opportunity to strike. There’s also an innovation gap just waiting to be filled, and Lenovo’s new Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid are the latest phones that will attempt to fill it. The LG G5 is a perfect example of a terrific idea executed poorly. People want smartphones that are sleek and slim, but they also want more power and exciting new features. There’s only so much companies can stuff into such slim packages, so LG had an idea: Why not create a system that keeps the main phone slim and sleek but allows users to extend the device's functionality using special attachments that integrate perfectly? The idea was smart but the execution is sorely lacking. There are two big problems with the LG G5: first, the phone’s modular design requires users to remove the phone’s battery and reboot anytime they want to switch modules. Second, LG’s module selection was almost nonexistent at launch. Even now, there aren’t very many add-ons to choose from. Motorola’s approach with the brand new Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid is completely different — and it's so much better. But before we dive into the Z and Z Force's modular features, let’s take a look at the phones themselves. First, and just to get this out of the way, "Moto Z Droid" and "Moto Z Force Droid" are terrible names for smartphones. My guess is that a branding battle between Lenovo/Motorola and Verizon reached an impasse when Motorola refused to let the phones launch without "Moto Z" branding and Verizon obviously couldn’t let go of "Droid." Motorola's deal with Verizon makes it the carrier’s exclusive Droid partner, and so Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid were born. It seems like it's not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but branding is important. Imagine the original iPhone had launched as the "iPhone Z U-verse" or something equally ridiculous because AT&T needed to have its mark on the phone. Fortunately, the names are really the only ugly things about Moto’s new flagships. The new design of the Moto Z series is nothing short of gorgeous. The thinner Moto Z Droid in particular is an incredible feat. At just 5.2mm thick, it’s the thinnest flagship smartphone on the planet by a sizable margin. It feels incredible in the hand, since the slim housing does a great job of shrinking down an otherwise large phablet. Motorola’s Moto Z Droid measures 153.3mm tall by 75.3mm wide, which is only marginally smaller than Apple’s monstrous iPhone 6s Plus. But the 6s Plus is 7.2mm thick — nearly 40% thicker than the Moto Z. Unsurprisingly, the design and build quality of these phones is second to none. Motorola’s recent flagship phones have been all about design and customization. Users were invited to choose from a wide range of different colors and materials online, including real woods and leathers. The resulting phones were sleek and unique, but Motorola moved away from that model with the Z and focused instead on premium metal and a bold new design. Of note, that bold new design is decidedly masculine, which isn’t uncommon for smartphones in Verizon’s Droid line. The Moto Z Droid is built entirely of metal and glass, and you’ll struggle to find a smartphone that feels more solid and premium in your hand. The front is a single sheet of 2.5D Gorilla Glass that has five interruptions — one for the speaker near the top of the phone, a second for the LED selfie flash next to it, a third for the static home button (it’s a raised button with an embedded fingerprint scanner, but it’s stationary and you can’t press it), and a fourth and fifth for two small openings near the bottom where dual microphones reside. Notably, the fingerprint scanner is lightning-fast and extremely reliable. The Z Force Droid ditches Corning’s Gorilla Glass in favor of Moto ShatterShield, a five-layer system that Motorola guarantees won’t shatter when dropped. It features an exterior glass layer with a "proprietary hardcoat designed to guard against dents and abrasion," as well as a second crack-resistant layer for added strength. I repeatedly dropped the phone face down onto concrete, tile and wood from heights of well over six feet, and so far I haven’t seen so much as a chip, let alone a crack. In fact, the phone even cracked the grout in my kitchen and stuff wasn’t damaged in any way. Motorola guarantees its ShatterShield screens for four years. The display on the Z Droid and Z Force Droid is a 5.5-inch AMOLED panel with 2K resolution (2560 x 1440). That works out to a pixel density of 535 ppi, and it addresses one of the two biggest problems many users have had with recent Moto flagship phones. The screens on phones like the Moto X were good, but never great — and never anywhere close to being on par with flagship phones from other vendors like Samsung. Motorola’s Moto Z Droid display still isn’t quite as good as the panels you’ll find on phones like the Galaxy S7, but it’s far better than anything you’ve ever seen on an older Moto phone. Blacks are deep, colors pop and the contrast is dramatically improved compared to earlier Motorola handsets. The edges of the phone are all metal, with a third mic and a SIM/microSDXC tray on the top edge and a USB Type-C port on the bottom. Three metal buttons sit near the top of the phone on the right edge — volume up, volume down and power/sleep — and there is nothing on the left edge of the Moto Z Droid. A "water repellent nano-coating" protects against splashes and minor spills, but the new Moto phones aren’t IP68 rated like some rival handsets so you cannot submerge them in water. Around back, you’ll find a large "camera bump" near the top that houses the lens, flashes and sensors. Near the bottom are the copper contacts utilized by the phone’s modular mechanism, which we’ll discuss shortly. If you were paying attention, you’ll notice that something was missing from my description of the phone’s hardware. That’s right, there’s no 3.5mm headphone jack. Like Apple, Motorola chose to ditch the standard audio jack in order to make the phone thinner and free up room for other components. Bluetooth headphones will obviously work with the Z and Z Force, and both phones also ship with a USB-C to 3.5mm audio adapter. Inside, the Moto Z Droid packs a large 2,600 mAh battery that Motorola says will supply up to 30 hours of "mixed usage." In my testing, I was able to get more than a full day of usage that was obviously a bit heavier than normal since I was reviewing the phone. The Moto Z Force Droid has an even larger 3,500 mAh battery rated for up to 40 hours of mixed usage, and it would take some serious effort to burn through it in one day. Further enhancing the phones’ fantastic battery life is support for Motorola’s proprietary "TurboPower" charging, which is Moto’s take on the fast charging tech almost every flagship phone ships with these days. The company says its new phones can soak up 8 hours worth of battery life in just 15 minutes using the special USB-C charger included in the box. I haven’t verified that claim but I can certainly confirm that the huge batteries on these phones fill remarkably quickly. Moving back to the phone’s modular features, this is one area where the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid really shine. The concept here is the same as it is with the LG G5. You have a phone that’s compact and comfortable to use, and you can then expand its capabilities by attaching any one of a number of modular accessories. In the case of the Z and Z Force, Motorola calls them "Moto Mods." The main difference between Moto Mods and LG’s modular attachments is the mechanism they use to connect to the phone. With the G5, the user is forced to pop out the phone’s battery in order to change modules. This means shutting the phone down completely and then waiting for it to boot back up again each and every time you want to switch to a new module or remove a module and go back to using the phone on its own. But with the Moto Z Droid and Z Force Droid, attaching a module is as simple as slapping it onto the back of the phone. Motorola’s terrific design uses a series of strong magnets to fix a Moto Mod attachment to the back of the handset without the need to remove the battery or even fasten anything. Simply place a Mod onto the back of the phone and you’re done. In fact, the magnets are so strong that some slimmer Mods such as the Tumi battery pack can actually be a bit difficult to pry off. Motorola gave me three different Moto Mods to test and all three worked as advertised. The Tumi Power Pack adds 2,200 mAh of battery life, which Motorola claims is good for about 22 hours of usage. The JBL Soundboost Mod adds about half as much battery life to the phone but also includes stereo speakers and a kickstand. The sound quality is far better than the integrated speakers found on any smartphone in the world, and it makes watching movies on the phone’s large 5.5-inch quad HD display an absolute pleasure. The third Moto Mod I tested was by far my favorite. Built in-house by Motorola, the Insta-Share Projector attaches to the back of the phone and adds a surprisingly clear projector that beams a display up to 70 inches onto any surface. It also automatically adjusts the projection angle to compensate for the position of the phone relative to the surface on which the screen is being projected. The built-in battery in the Insta-share Projector lasts for an hour of continuous projection and there’s also an integrated kickstand to prop the phone up. The projected image will mirror your phone’s display so you can give a presentation, share a photo slide show or even watch a movie that you’re streaming on Netflix. Now if only there was a way to combine the projector with those killer JBL speakers... Lenovo and Motorola have more Moto Mods in the pipeline, as do the companies’ partners. There will also be a hardware developer kit available beginning in August for just $125, and it’ll let anyone build devices that are compatible with the Moto Mod system. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with a 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU powers the new Moto Z models, and it’s assisted by 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of UFS storage. The combination provides more than enough power and speed to facilitate an Android 6.0 Marshmallow experience that is as smooth as you’ll find anywhere. In terms of performance, I like to remind readers that benchmark test results aren’t always an accurate reflection of how a device performs in the real world. They do a good job of measuring performance when a phone is pushed to its limits, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to typical, everyday usage. Benchmarks do provide a decent way to compare one phone to others while handling a heavy load though, and the Moto Z Droid averaged a score of 149,155 in AnTuTu tests that I ran. That score comes in second only to the HTC 10, which is the most powerful smartphone in the world right now . Motorola’s Android builds have been as close to stock as you’ll come across in recent years. Instead of slapping a proprietary layer of software on top of Android like Samsung, HTC and others do, Motorola leaves the interface unchanged for the most part. Its custom features are accessible in a special Moto app, where you can pick and choose which Moto-specific functionality you want to enable. There are also some additions to the Android Settings app, and the nifty Command Center widget that Moto fans know and love. Beyond that, Android purists will be quite pleased with the Android experience on the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid… once they get past all the Verizon bloatware, of course. The Moto app has three main sections, each of which let you configure special Moto Z Droid features. In the "Actions" section, you can choose which motion gestures you’d like to enable or disable. Examples include "Approach for Moto Display," which turns on the phone’s standby screen as you reach for it so you can see the time and notifications; "Chop Twice for Flashlight," which lets you turn the camera LED on or off with two quick chop gestures; and "Swipe to shrink screen," which is my personal favorite. The Moto Z has a large display that can be difficult to use with one hand, so a swipe up from the bottom will shrink it down to a more manageable size. The second section is labeled "Voice," and it gives you access to the phone’s Moto Voice features — features that many people will likely pass on since Google Now is so comprehensive. And finally, a "Display" section lets you pick and choose what notifications and other information appears on the standby screen when the phone is locked. Beyond that, users have access to all the great features Google baked into Android Marshmallow… and they’re available for the most part exactly as Google built them. There are a couple of Google apps that Motorola replaced with its own software, and my favorite among them is the camera app. Motorola’s camera app is simple when it needs to be and complex when the user wants it to be; a special "Professional mode" gives the user complete control over settings like shutter speed, white balance, ISO and even focus. The camera also has Motorola’s "Best Shot" feature baked in, which snaps multiple photos with each tap of the shutter button and lets you choose the best among them. Of course, more important than the camera software is the quality if the photos captured by the Moto Z Droid’s camera. When discussing the phone’s display, I noted that the Z Droid’s 2K AMOLED screen addressed one of the two biggest complaints users had about Moto phones. Camera quality was the second, but Motorola has made great strides with the Z Droid and Z Force Droid. The thinner of the two new Moto phones sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization, laser autofocus and 1.12um pixels. The camera on the Z Force Droid is even better, swapping out the 13-megapixel sensor for a 21-megapixel model and adding even more efficient and accurate phase detection autofocus into the mix. Both cameras capture photos that are clear with accurate color reproduction. Thanks to OIS and fast autofocus, photos are also generally free of excessive noise and blurring, and videos are nice and stable unless you really jerk the phone around. In ample lighting, I would have difficulty distinguishing pictures captured by either of the two new Moto phones and the Galaxy S7, which has what is by far the best smartphone camera in the world in my opinion. In lower light, however, the difference becomes a bit more apparent, though I did find that the Z Force Droid’s low-light performance seems to be a bit better than the slimmer model. The bottom line is that these phones feature cameras that are in a completely different league than earlier Moto phones. They can easily go toe-to-toe with the best camera phones out there like the Galaxy S7 and the HTC 10, though the S7 is still the reigning champ in my book. Before we wrap things up, let’s quickly run down all of the differences between the Moto Z Droid and the Moto Z Force Droid: The Z measures 153.3 mm x 75.3 mm x 5.19 mm while the Z Force measures 155.9 mm x 75.8 mm x 6.99 mm The Z weighs 136g while the Z Force weighs 163g The Z has a 13MP camera with laser autofocus while the Z Force has a 23MP camera with phase detection autofocus The Z has a Gorilla Glass face while the Z Force has a ShatterShield display The Z has a 2,600 mAh battery while the Z Force has a 3,500 mAh battery Motorola has created a situation similar to the one Apple created with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but the key difference here is that both phones feature the same size screen. There are clear advantages to choosing the Z Force Droid over the Z Droid, and those advantages are significant. On paper, the choice is obvious. Once you hold that 5.2mm-thick Moto Z in your hand though, it can be very difficult to let go. Motorola Mobility has endured a bizarre and turbulent ride over the past few years. It split from Motorola Solutions back in 2011 and was acquired by Google for a whopping $12.5 billion a few months later. Google held onto it for a couple of years before selling the company and most of the assets gained from the initial purchase to Lenovo for just under $3 billion. Now, as a division of Lenovo, Motorola is making the best phones of its long and storied existence. I have a long history with Motorola. I've owned and used every major Motorola cell phone since the days of the StarTac. I scooped all of the new phones the company was working on back in 2008 and 2009 when it first mounted a comeback after smartphones began to kill off the RAZR. I also gave the world its first live look at the original Droid , the smartphone that would cement Android’s position as a true competitor to the iPhone, BlackBerry and Symbian. It’s been a wild ride and it’s taken us here, to the two most impressive smartphones Motorola has ever built. I can’t call them my personal favorites since the original RAZR will always hold a special place in my heart . But they’re easily my favorite Motorola smartphones to date and, to be frank, they’re far and away my favorite smartphones of 2016 so far. They also complement other Moto phones perfectly; Motorola’s low-cost handsets like the Moto G have become some of the company’s best-selling phones ever. Motorola has managed to build phones that feature a better design, better materials, better build quality, better relative battery life and better performance than just about anything else out there. The look is incredible, the feel is as impressive, and the major pain points from earlier Moto phones have been addressed with a great AMOLED display and two different dramatically improved cameras. The biggest problem people will have with these phones right out of the gate is the fact that they’re Verizon Wireless exclusives for the time being. That’s great news for Verizon subscribers, but everyone else will have to wait a while longer before Lenovo starts selling the phones unlocked in the US in September. The other big problem people will have is choosing between the two models. The Z Droid is insanely sleek and slim but the shatterproof screen, bigger battery and better camera on the Z Force Droid will be difficult to pass up. As for Verizon customers, they’ll be able to pre-order the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid on Verizon’s website beginning immediately ahead of the phones’ release next Thursday, July 28th. The Moto Z Droid starts at $26 per month or $624 outright, while the Moto Z Force Droid starts at $30 per month or $720. There will also be several Moto Mods available at launch online and in Verizon stores. The JBL SoundBoost speaker costs $79.99, the Insta-Share Projector is $299.99, TUMI and Kate Spade Power Packs will range from $59.99 to $89.99, and a variety of Incipio back plates will sell for $14.99 each.
The Apple vs. FBI legal battle over the San Bernardino case in early 2016 was one of the most important events of the year so far, as user privacy, device security and terrorism converged in a single case. On one hand, we have Apple, keen on protecting everyone’s privacy. On the other hand, there's the FBI, a law enforcement agency that demands access to any communication device that may have been used during the plotting of a heinous crime. Apple won that battle, and while many from the tech sector sided with the iPhone company in its fight against the FBI, there was one notable company that argued that encryption has to be broken when the government needs it: BlackBerry. The irony did not escape us then, and it doesn’t escape us now -- BlackBerry's CEO still thinks Apple is wrong. DON’T MISS: Leaked photos show a real iPhone 7 powered on for the first time For years, BlackBerry’s data security was one its most important marketing tools, so you’d think BlackBerry would be a strong supporter of Apple. That’s not the case, however, as BlackBerry’s CEO thinks it’s not okay for Apple to protect criminals with encryption. John Chen reiterated that point of view recently during the BlackBerry Security Summit, Patently Apple reports . “One of our competitors, we call it ‘the other fruit company,' has an attitude that it doesn’t matter how much it might hurt society, they’re not going to help […],” he said. “I found that disturbing as a citizen. I think BlackBerry, like any company, should have a basic civil responsibility. If the world is in danger, we should be able to help out." I find it disturbing as a consumer that the CEO of a tech company believes encryption should be accessible to law enforcement, no matter how noble the motive. Of note, however, Chen’s remarks should not be interpreted as signs that BlackBerry phones aren’t secure. But at this point, it's not clear what data the company can and cannot share with the US government.
The Galaxy Note 7 is almost upon us, with preorders rumored to start immediately after the phone's August 2nd announcement. While carriers are yet to reveal their Galaxy Note 7 pricing, obviously, a new rumor says that T-Mobile will have a hot offer on hand: A buy-one-get-one promotion for Samsung’s upcoming flagship phablet. DON’T MISS: iPhone 7 shows up in new hands-on video comparison with iPhone 6s Well-informed gadget leaker Evan Blass wrote the following on Twitter: “TMO PROMO: GN7 BOGO,” where BOGO stands for buy-one-get-one. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/755273720869117952 It’ll be a while until T-Mobile acknowledges the offer, but that certainly sounds like an exciting promo. Not only would buyers get a free smartphone, but the smartphone in question will likely be the best Android device money can buy. Obviously, with every BOGO promotion there are strings attached. You will have to get T-Mobile service for both phones, so it’s not like you’re getting a device completely free of cost. There’s no such thing as free. That said, the Galaxy Note 7 is gorgeous, according to the many leaks that have featured Samsung’s upcoming handset – check out the latest press photo, also coming via Blass, at this link . Additionally, the phone will pack quite a punch under the hood. The handset is rumored to sport high-end processors, 6GB of speedy RAM, 64GB of fast built-in storage, microSD support (maybe the kind of new removable storage Samsung has been working on), an iris scanner , and improved battery life.
When a company releases a new high-profile phone alongside claims that it's water-resistant, shatter-resistant or just about anything else-resistant, you can believe that bloggers are going to put those claims to the test. And as can only be expected, they're going to put those claims to the test in the most savage ways imaginable. We've seen Samsung's new Galaxy S7 Active fail some water submersion tests lately, so owners might be wise to avoid any unnecessary dunks. But the S7 Active has held up very well in all of the drop tests we've seen to date. Of course, none of those drop have been quite as extreme as this one. MUST SEE: Leaked photos show a real iPhone 7 powered on for the first time ever Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge may very well be the least durable flagship smartphones of the year so far. The glass front and back on these phones mean there are very few angles at which the phone can drop and not be in danger of cracking — even with a drop from a low height. With that in mind, it can be difficult to trust a ruggedized phone that carries the S7 branding. Perhaps this video will put your mind at ease. Gadget blog TechnoBuffalo took a Galaxy S7 Active , strapped it to a drone, flew it up into the sky and dropped it several times to the ground below. The first test saw the drone drop the phone from 50 feet, and subsequent tests raised the bar until the phone was released from a whopping 400 feet in the air. Could it possibly survive a drop test this savage? You'll have to watch the video embedded below to find out.
Welcome to today's installment of our ongoing series on paid iPhone and iPad apps that are made available for free for a limited time. Wednesday's post includes 10 apps you definitely won't want to miss. they span several different categories from productivity and photography to games. There's even an app that lets you turn back the clock and capture videos of moments that you missed. What kind of magic!? How is that even possible?! You'll have to download it to find out. MUST SEE: Leaked photos show a real iPhone 7 powered on for the first time ever These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. 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