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REVIEWS

Plantronics Blackwire C725 USB headset with noise cancelling feature

Sony SmartWatch 3

ASUS ZenFone 2

Sony Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact

Canary wireless security system

LG G4

Apple MacBook (2015)

BlackBerry Leap

Apple Watch

Kobo Glo HD eBook reader

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3

Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless headphones

HTC One M9

Papago's GoSafe 520 Dash Cam

Muse brain sensing headband

Moto E (2nd Gen)

Samsung Galaxy S6

Intocircuit 2nd Gen Power Castle 15000mAh portable charger

Google Nexus Player

Dell XPS 13 (2015)

Alcatel OneTouch Pop 8 Android tablet

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

27-inch iMac with 5K Retina Display

Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+

Martian Victory Voice Command Watch

BlackBerry Classic

Dyson Hot + Cool Fan and heater

Kyocera DuraForce tough smartphone

HTC RE mobile action camera

Amazon Kindle (2014)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7

808 HEX XL Bluetooth speaker

Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD Review

Kurio Extreme Tablet for Kids

Google Nexus 6

Mazda MX-5 (2015)

Canon EOS Rebel SL1

Google Nexus 9

Acer Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 notebook

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Amazon's same-day delivery service

TomTom RIDER motorcycle GPS

ASUS S1 Pocket Projector

Nokia Lumia 830

iPad mini 3

iPad Air 2

Mac OS X Yosemite

Motorola Moto G (2014)

Dyson DC78 Turbinehead Animal vacuum

BlackBerry Passport

Saeco Minuto

Martian Notifier watch

Runtastic Orbit fitness tracking wearable

iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6

Moto 360

Moto X (2014)

Mazda CX-5 2015

MacPhun Software's Lost Photos

Parrot Zik Yellow Gold bluetooth headphones

Henge Docks Vertical Docking Station for MacBook Pro

Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile Wireless SSD

Sodastream's Home Carbonation System

TomTom Go 500 GPS

Nio Tag

Jabra ROX Wireless in-ear headphones

SEIDIO's Innocell adds battery life for iPhone5/5S

Parrot Asteroid SMART

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air (2014)

ASUS PB287 4K monitor

Hyundai Santa Fe XL 2014

Tech Armor SlimProtect Case for iPhone 5/5s

Roku Streaming Stick

Entries in iOS (264)

Monday
Jul272015

Periscope for iOS lets you mute notifications among many new features

Periscope on iOS gets a significant update adding a slew of useful features for its users. The Twitter-owned app now lets you mute notifications from specific users. You just need to head to their profile to turn off notifications for them. The video broadcasting app also now supports Handoff. It also has a new refreshed global feed. This feed shows you live streams from around the world that you might find interesting. Periscope updated this to show you broadcasts you might enjoy and now you can even filter suggested streams by languages. If you like seeing stats, the app now also shows you broadcast stats of your past streams. Before you could only see this after you finish a broadcast.

Source: Periscope | Via: 9to5Mac | Download: Apple App Store (Free)

Friday
Jul242015

Google brings Spotlight Stories to iOS

If you’re a fan of shorts and an Apple user, it might be time to check out Google’s take on the genre with Spotlight Stories app. The app lets you watch 360-degree animated shorts that first debuted on Motorola devices and on other Android-powered gadgets. Now, iOS users can enjoy the same experience on their iPhones. The clips show use 3D and 2D animations aside from the 360-degree spherical video. The videos also use sound sphere audio and sensor fusion technology, meaning if you move the device around and your body, you’ll get to see other parts of the video. Yes, it does this with the help of your device’s gyroscope and accelerometer.

You can’t use it to make content though. The four original stories available on the app include “Windy Day” (which was made by ex-Pixar moviemakers), Duet, Buggy Night, and Help. You need be running iOS 8 or higher to be able to download Spotlight Stories.

Source: TechCrunch | Via: SlashGear

Saturday
Jul182015

Yahoo debuts Livetext, ‘video messenger’ app

With the countless messaging apps out on the market, it takes a unique concept to get someone to use your app. What Yahoo has in their stable is a pretty unique one. The company released a new messaging app on iOS on the Hong Kong App Store called “Yahoo Livetext”. What the app offers is instead of exchanging texts and photos, you share “live video texting.” This video messenger shows you a live video of your friend texting but without the audio. This is said to make the conversation a bit more natural since you get to see the person you’re talking to. However, the app only works one-on-one, no group chats here.

It’s available in over 20 languages and will remain a free app. You can add friends through your contacts or by looking for their Livetext IDs. The app works with Apple devices running iOS 8.0 or later and it’s been optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. If this makes its way here, will you be trying this out?

Source: SlashGear

Friday
Jul172015

Pocket for iOS gets text-to-speech feature

I love Pocket’s text-to-speech feature on Android. It makes it especially easy to go through articles I’ve saved on the app while doing chores or while commuting. It took what seems like forever but now iOS users can take advantage of this feature as well. The “Listen” feature makes it easier for you to skip between paragraphs, adjust reading speed to suit your preference, and has automatic language detection (which is also said to support “all languages”. You can access the feature through the three-dotted button. The iOS app also gets the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.

Source: Pocket | Via: SlashGear

Wednesday
Jul152015

Apple updates iPod Touch line with new camera, processor and 128 GB variant

Apple just updated the iPod Touch which has been long considered 'the iPhone without a phone' and has been a popular iOS introductory product for younger users and teenagers who can't get a phone. Now featuring an updated Apple 8X 64-bit processor, a new 8 megapixel camera as well as new 128 GB capacity for users who want to carry their entire music and video collection with them in their pocket.

"iPod touch gives customers around the world access to Apple Music, the App Store and iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, starting at just $249,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone, iPod and iOS Product Marketing. The new iPod Touch is available in a variety of new colours including Space Grey, Gold, Silver, Pink and Blue.

The new iPod touch starts at $249 (CAD) for the 16GB model, $299 (CAD) for 32GB and $369 (CAD) for 64GB, and the entire iPod family in its five new colours is available starting today through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.ca), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. For the first time, iPod touch is available in a 128GB model for $499 (CAD) through Apple Retail Stores and the Apple Online Store