Tag Archives: iOS

5 Apps I couldn’t live without – Stephen’s choices

So you may or may not have caught Adam and Cam’s instalments of ’5 Apps I couldn’t live without’, so now it’s my turn! This task is perhaps a little easier for me, unlike Cam and Adam, I don’t really hoard apps, and I find myself deleting apps fairly regularly because they are no longer useful, that being said I do have 5 apps without which I would…

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…

Elgato’s EyeTV W gives you TV access on your iDevice without using any of your data – Hands On [CU Exposed 2014]

Last year at CU Exposed I checked out the EyeTV receiver for iPad and iPhone. It was great, but it had a flaw: It was 30-pin only, and thanks to Apple’s strict and expensive authorisation process, the Lightning version was delayed until the summer. This year, the EyeTV with Lightning connector was on show, and it wasn’t the model that caught my eye….

Henge Docks Gravitas – Possibly the most solid, useful and universal iPhone and iPad dock on the market – Hands On [CU Exposed 2014]

At CU Exposed this year there were a great many solutions to common iPhone user frustrations. One of which, although surprising, is the quest to find a great, solid universal dock. Don’t get me wrong, there are some nice docks out there like Twelve South’s HiRise for iPad mini/iPhone and the Belkin Express Dock, but neither provides me with a solid enough…

Starbucks app gets iOS 7 update and new features

Starbucks has today updated its iOS app. Version 3.0 brings with it a fresh new designed that mimics the cleaner look of iOS 7. The new design can be found throughout the app, as well as in the apps icon, which has also received an update. Alongside the fantastic new interface comes some really cool new features. The first of these is Digital Tipping….

Best photo editing apps: Mextures, VSCO Cam, Over and more!

Smartphones have come a long way since their early days with their grainy cameras and the washed out images they produced. Apple, in particularly, has prided itself on the camera performance of its mobile devices and the iPhone is one of the most popular cameras out there, with some great camera apps to make taking pictures even better. Whether…

Eddy Cue: new post-Steve Jobs book about Apple contains inaccuracies

‘Haunted Empire’ by Yukari Kane is a brand new book out about the post-Steve Jobs era at Apple. The first reviews of the book are rolling out now, and unfortunately for Kane, the interviews are not necessarily positive. Although stories about Apple are always fascinating, especially in the post-Steve Jobs era in which a lot of the business behind Apple…

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…