Tag Archives: Features

iOS 8 feature highlight: Siri with Shazam

Quick! That catchy song is on TV again, but you don’t know what it is. By the time you unlock your iPhone and open Shazam, it’s too late. Fortunately, in iOS 8, Siri offers a couple new ways to do the tricky work or you. To start Shazam, simply activate Siri. Siri will start listening to the sound around you, and identify the song. This process…

iOS 8 feature highlight: Interactive Notifications

You know by now that iOS 8 was announced by Apple on Monday afternoon at a special event in San Francisco. This week we’ve been working on bringing you previews of all the new and important updates to the operating system that powers your beloved iPhone. Next up: Interactive Notifications. Interactive Notifications has a lot of potential. In future third…

If Apple was doomed and iPhone didn’t exist, which smartphone platform would you be using? [poll]

I’ve been thinking a lot about iPhone’s impact on the market recently. Some of it was spurred by all the recent talk surrounding Kane’s “Haunted Empire” book, and the pre-disposition the author had towards Apple’s inevitable failure. All in all, it seems to be another “Apple is doomed” article, printed on more pages, with more words, inside a cover….

Meet Tado – Nest Thermostat’s less attractive, but intelligent European alternative – Eyes On [CU Exposed 2014]

Thermostat Here in the UK, or in Europe in general, we don’t have Nest. (Unless you count some of the Spanish natives who import it). For whatever reason, whether it’s because they can’t figure out the EU heating systems or because it’s difficult to re-engineer it, it hasn’t made its way yet. Instead, what we do have may not look like much, but it is…

5 things I want to see in the next iPad

You’ve seen my lists of what I want to see on the next iPhone and in iOS 8, now I turn to the iPad. iPad Air is one of the most exciting products Apple launched last year. Hardware-wise, it perfected what was already a great tablet by making it faster, lighter and thinner. In fact, I liked it so much, I ditched my iPad mini. But it’s not perfect. Here’s…

My 5 favorite Pebble Watchfaces

Since Pebble only gives you space for up to 8 watchfaces and apps, it’s important to find a few favorites and just stick to those. If I could have 20+ installed, I would. But on the plus side, it means I don’t have anything on my Pebble Steel that I don’t really like. Here are the 5 third party watchfaces I’ve loaded on to my smartwatch, and why I like…

5 apps I couldn’t live without – Cam’s choices

Over the next few weeks, each of us here at TiP will be writing up our lists of the most important apps in our lives. To make it challenging I told the guys we’d only be selecting 5 of them. And, believe me, if you were to see the number of apps I’ve downloaded or purchased, you’d see how much of a challenge that is. And to make it harder to cop-out,…