The Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle, the awkwardly named latest Humble Indie Bundle, just got a little bit better. The already solid — and quite affordable — bundle just added indie hit Trauma in for free. Like many of the other HIB games, Trauma is critically acclaimed (an IGF finalist) and isn’t particularly old either, having […]
There’s no question that many of us are in better moods during the summer months when the days are longer and there’s more sunlight. Also, those few extra hours of sleep on the weekends really do seem to make a difference in our moods during those days. This isn’t anything new to researchers who have […]
Having an anti-malware program installed on your computer is a must. Unfortunately, the folks who push the definition updates that power those programs are human — and every now and then a minor oversight can make a big difference. The biggest screw-up in recent memory happened when McAfee accidentally removed critical boot files from corporate Windows […]
QuickPics Ultimate from Protech1inc has gotten a major update and a new name: QuickPics Social. This universal camera app has a whole new interface and functionality. As I mentioned in my original review of the app, the developer immediately started working on a update based on my feedback. They have redesigned the UI and added 45 new features! The name change reflects the app’s focus on easy uploading to a number of social networking sites.
I’ve had a chance to check it out, and it’s an whole new app. Here’s what the developer had to say about the updated app:
Welcome to the most powerful photo app ever created for the iPhone or iPad! Take one or MORE pictures & upload them to your favorite social websites in ONE click! Apply over 45 FX & view them similar to cover flow for music. Edit images in ways never before offered such as eye color change, wrinkle remover, color splash, add borders & much more! See more features below:
Camera Tab – allows you to take pictures fast & efficient with cool options like:
– Touch anywhere camera w/Real digital camera view or touch camera view
– 45 photo FX such as funny, enhanced or vintage
– 5 Image modes allow you to choose if you want to take/upload one image or multiple images. Modes include: Single image, burst, Fx Multi, stabilizer or timer.
Image Editor Tab – offers easy to use features never seen on a mobile device:
– Apply 45 FX instantly to existing image
– Make any image black & white and apply a splash of color back, Example: change a car color or shirt color
– Draw, change color, image tuning, sketch, enlarge, shrink, clone, crop, print to crop, free rotate, eraser, color selector. Example: Enlarge a chest or nose!
– Face magic functions; blemish remover, eye color change, tanning tool, tooth whitener & wrinkle remover. Example: remove a zit or shrink your ear size!
Sites Tab – allows image uploading with captions to most Social media or image storage sites while surfing them + Google & Bing without leaving our application: integrated sites include: Facebook & Myspace (with recordable status updater), Twitter, Dropbox, Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa & Youtube. You can email or print from any uploading popup as well.
Support: The “problems & suggestions” link is an Instant message to our email. Our reply will come back into the app within 24 hours!
Does this sound like an app you’d like to own? Well, you’re in luck — we’ve teamed with the developer to offer 20 promo codes! Since there are so many, I’m going to run the giveaway a little bit differently. There is no need to comment below (unless you want to), because I will not be giving promo codes to commenters this time. Instead, follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook — I’ll be posting all of the codes there, ten in each place, within the next several minutes. Remember, QuickPics Social is designed for both the iPhone and the iPad! First come, first served — good luck! If you don’t win a code, check out the free, lite version, QuickPics Lite, which will also be getting the big update soon.
Don’t you hate it when each of your 30 iPads are out of power or need synced? Yes, there is now an accessory for that, according to Engadget. Of course, it will cost you.
Griffin’s Multidock system is the world’s first business-centric iOS accessory. Using its own power connection, the Multidock will charge up to ten iPads at the same time. In addition, you can chain-link two additional Multidocks so that you could synch up to 30 iPads at the same time.
A research team at MIT has managed to create a self-contained artificial leaf that can split water into oxygen and hydrogen using solar power. The artificial leaf can be seen to work just by dropping it into a glass of water and placing it in direct sunlight. The solar cells the leaf contains go to […]
When Apple unveils the iPhone 5/4S on Tuesday, it is expected to include a new voice feature using technology from Nuance and Siri. Today, MacRumors suggests this feature will be available exclusively on the new handset and not available on previous iPhone models through a software upgrade.
We’ve told you about Assistant before. In fact, we presented a thorough write-up on the subject earlier this week. Today’s news, however, is the first to suggest the feature will only be available on Apple’s newest iPhone. In other words, it won’t be available through the iOS 5 update for older handsets such as the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.
As part of its report, MacRumors has published the attached artist rendition of what Assistant may look like, along with this impressive video.
Take a look:
Apple’s next generation iPhone is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday during a special event held on the Apple campus. We’ll keep you updated.Apple’s New Assistant Feature Will Be Available Exclusively On The iPhone 5/4S (Video) is a story by AppAdvice.com
With the 2011 Postseason underway, there’s no doubt you are looking for a way to watch the Detroit Tigers run up the score on the New York Yankees from work or on your iPhone or Android.
Unfortunately, most of the options won’t be as good as finding a TV to tune in TBS or Fox, but you’ll still be able to keep up with all the games as long as you can get online.
If you are trying to watch your favorite team on-line while you are at work or on a computer you can use Postseason.tv. This is the official Major League Baseball solution for watching the playoffs. Postseason.tv offers a number of ways to keep up with your team for $5.99, but there are limitations.
Here’s a Look at the Postseason.tv coverage from 2010:
With a Postseason.tv subscription you can watch the games from up to four angles at once, form 10 different cameras. You can also mix it up with the other viewers to trash speak or root for your favorite teams. If you are a MLB.TV or MLB.TV Premium subscriber the video feeds will be in HD. The subscription includes batting practice and in game highlights.
There are no blackout,s but this is definitely a companion service. You don’t get the announcers or the same game coverage you would normally see on TV, and the app only includes TBS games. Fortunately, that is the bulk of the Postseason games.
If you want audio of the games like you are used to hearing on the TV or on the Radio, you will need a subscription to MLB Gameday Audio.
Watch The Playoffs Anywhere – SlingBox
If you want the absolute ideal solution or watching the MLB playoffs, World Series and other sports like the NFL on the go, you should look into a Slingbox. With an adapter that you plug your home cable or satellite connection into, you can stream Live TV to your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
To do this, you will need to buy a Slingbox Solo or SlingBox Pro-HD, which are $139 and $259 at Amazon. You can also find them locally at Stores like Best Buy. After a brief setup, you can watch any channel you get on your home TV on your mobile device.
If you want to watch on your mobile devices, you will need to buy a new app for each of the devices you have, which can add up quickly.
Slingbox may be the most costly version, but it is one that you get to keep and use over and over again.
Watch The MLB Postseason on Your iPhone and Android
If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone, you can catch the 2011 MLB playoffs on your smartphone with the MLB at Bat app.
These apps deliver live video for MLB.TV subscribers and offer access to stats and live radio audio for home and away games.
If you can’t listen or watch the video, you can see stats and in game action in a fun layout that looks like you’re playing a MLB videogame.
Here are the current MLB Postseason schedules via MLB.com.
We know how much you love, or will love, the AppAdvice podcast and we can’t blame you. In this week’s third beta edition, we discuss many great things, from Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet, to the unbelievable expectations we have for Apple’s iPhone event next week.
As usual, we’re still working out the kinks and the format, as we’re really new to this whole audio thing. Therefore, we expect and welcome any constructive feedback you might have. You can find this week’s episode:
Thanks for your feedback and ratings so far, as well as your attention.
A memo was leaked from the Department Of Justice titled: Retention Period Of Major Cellular Service Providers. This provides information on how long wireless carriers store sensitive customer data. The document was marked “Law Enforcement Use Only” and dated August 2010. This information was reported by Wired.com based on a copy of the document as well as additional information provided to them.
One of the reasons for the document is to provide law enforcement with information in case they need to search mobile phone records linked with a crime. This document shows how far back they would be able to search, depending on the particular wireless provider.
The document was made public by the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. Attorney Catherine Crump said: “People who are upset that Facebook is storing all their information should be really concerned that their cell phone is tracking them everywhere they’ve been.”
The chart at the bottom of this article shows the various carriers and how long they store the information. For example, Verizon stores text message and call details for one year. T-Mobile stores the same records for 2 to 5 years, depending on whether you have a prepaid plan or a contract.
Some of the information that’s stored details a phone’s travel history by looking at the connections to different cell phone towers. This would show where and when the individual traveled and their locations.
The timing of this document is interesting. In approximately two months, the Supreme Court will hear an argument from the U.S. government to allow the use of GPS devices to monitor suspect’s activity without obtaining a warrant.
It is also the 25-year anniversary of the Electronic Privacy Communications Act and there is some proposed legislation to make changes to it. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy has made a proposal which would require the government to obtain a probable cause warrant in order to access this and other electronic data.
As the face of electronics and technology rapidly changes, what are your thoughts? What rights should the government and law enforcement have to obtain our mobile records for surveillance or other reasons?
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