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Tag Archives: iOS

Say Goodbye To Vertical Videos Forever With Horizon

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Ever read the comments on Reddit whenever some schmo shoots a video with the phone held vertically? Not pretty, right? Even worse is when they start holding the phone vertically, realize their mistake and rotate sideways… Then all you have is a video that forces you to tilt your head 90 degrees in order to watch. It’s stupid. The Horizon app promises to fix these problems forever. Using the phone’s accelerometer, you’re presented with an always-horizontal window that appears even when you’re holding your phone upright. It serves to remind you that the phone is in the “wrong” orientation, and also serves as the viewfinder. Yes, the shooting area will be smaller if you keep shooting while the phone is upright, but it will resize dynamically if you tilt. Actually, no matter what angle you’re pointing the device, the video stays horizontal.

There are multiple aspect ratios to pick from and even filters to play around with. It’s unfortunately iOS only at the moment and it’ll cost you all of $1.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]

All Dock Universal Charger For Your Smartphones and Tablets

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Gadgets have become nearly permanent fixtures in people’s lives these days. Without their phones, music players, or tablets, some people feel incomplete, ill at ease, or inconvenienced, and it makes sense, considering how these devices are used. It’s fine and dandy if you’ve got a few dozen outlets at home, but if you’ve only got a limited number of them (like most people do), then keeping these gadgets powered up can become quite a hassle.

One solution is the All Dock. It’s a charging dock for multiple devices so the number of chargers you’ll need for multiple gadgets drops down to one. It’s compatibility with gadgets from multiple manufacturers, including Apple, Android, Samsung, Sony, HTC, Kindle, Nokia, and Huawei, is a definite plus.

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The Only Time Safe Driving is a Game is When ‘RoadWars’ is Fired Up

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Driving isn’t a game. Not only will you be putting your life at stake, but you’ll also be risking the lives of your passengers, other drivers on the road, and pedestrians. Driving this point across is RoadWars, which turns driving into a game. It’s a passive game when you’re driving, since all you’re supposed to do is fire it up and put your phone down while you’re on the road. While it runs, the app keeps track of your driving behavior and doles out rewards for safe driving. It’ll also slap you with penalties if you speed, swerve, or use your phone while you’re driving.

RoadWars is a social game, since you’ll be playing among your friends. Eventually, you’ll be able to figure out who among your crew is the safest driver and who among them needs to pay more attention on the road when they’re driving. Coins are awarded for every ten minutes of “safe” driving. By driving safely on certain roads, you’ll also be able to “claim” them. This is where the social aspect comes in, as you’ll have the chance to “steal” roads that your friends have claimed when you’re not driving.

RoadWars is available for free for iOS devices.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Print You Own iPhone Keyboard On A Piece Of Paper

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Maybe you find the keyboard on the iPhone a tad too cramped? Your big meaty fingers make a mess of everything? Maybe you’d be better off giving this application a look, then. It’s called Paper Keyboard and involves you physically printing a special keyboard on a piece of paper. You know, like people did in 2006? Print stuff in 2D? Right, so once the keyboard is printed, you place your phone in the specially designated area and its front facing camera takes care of the rest. Its “sophisticated algorithms” track where your fingers are and register the key presses. You’re then free to use that text in other applications.

Now… we’re not sure about this one, cool as it sort of sounds at first. If you’re able to print something, there’s a good chance there’s a full computer nearby, no? So why not just use that? Like, this could be useful if you have to type a really long email and don’t want to stare at a tiny keyboard for the whole thing. But if there’s a computer nearby… what’s the point?

In any case, it’s free to download and try out, though they’ll ask for money if you want to use the in-app chat application.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Ubergizmo ]

Spinlister: An App That Lets You Rent Bikes From Awesome People

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The bike movement is gaining speed and it’s great all around for people (who get some much-needed exercise) and for the environment (which benefits from lesser emissions). Not everyone can afford a bike, though, and not everyone who has one uses it on a daily basis. Pushing the movement forward and addressing these specific groups of people is Spinlister.

It’s an app that lets people who are looking for a bike rent one. It also lets those who have bikes rent them out to others. As with most rental services, fees are in order. You might be better off saving and investing in one, if you plan to ride a bike everyday. If, however, you find yourself in a different city and need a bike, then you can either visit the Spinlister website or fire up the Spinlister iOS app and rent one.

VIA [ Cult of Mac ]

‘Tab’ App is the Easiest Way to Split the Bill

Tab App

Reach for ‘Tab’ the next time you need to split the bill. Dining out with friends and acquaintances is loads of fun, but there’s that 15-minute lull at the end where everyone’s just poring over the receipt so they can pay their share of the bill.

The Tab app makes the entire process quicker, easier, and less of a hassle. When the bill arrives, just fire Tab up and take a picture of the receipt. Pass the phone around so people can claim which items they ordered. Taxes and tips are divided among everyone, so each person can see how much they have to cough up before they pass the phone off to the next person.

Tab can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play.

VIA [ Huffington Post ]

Groove to Your DNA-Inspired Theme Song

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Want a song that you can truly call your own? Then create one with IDNAtity. It’s an app that lets you create your own theme song of sorts, even though you know close to nothing about writing or composing music.

IDNAtity mixes a bit of science with a lot of art. It essentially asks for information about your genetic makeup by asking you to upload a photo of yourself and answer questions about your appearance, like your hair color and eye color. The app also asks if you have dimples and if you can roll your tongue, because these details are, apparently, crucial in determining your genetic make-up..not.

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Now Available: Plants vs. Zombies 2 for iOS–It’s About Time!

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It’s about time they released the sequel to 2010′s hit game, Plants vs. Zombies. In case this is your first time hearing about PvsZ, it’s a tower defense action-strategy game that pits plants against brain-seeking zombies.

The follow-up is called Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time and it brings back most of the beloved plants from the first game, plus a bunch of brand-new ones. But with new plants comes new zombies, and you’ll encounter new ones including Ra Zombie from Ancient Egypt, the Swashbuckler Zombie from the Pirate Seas, or the Chicken Wrangler Zombie from the Wild West.

The best part? You can download Plants vs. Zombies 2 for free on iOS! You might, however, feel compelled to spend a buck or two since are a bunch of power-ups and plants are only available with in-app purchases.

[ Plants vs. Zombies 2 ] VIA [ Geeky Gadgets ]

Refresh Tells You About Who You’re About to Meet So You Can Skip the Small Talk

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The first meeting is almost always awkward. There’s only so much you can say about the weather and the traffic, and the pressure that comes with wanting to make a good first impression clearly won’t do anything for your conversational skills. What you need is information, even just the basics, about the person you’re about to meet.

If you have the luxury of time, then you could do a search and Google to browse his or her social media profiles. But if you’re running on a tight schedule, the best you can do is pull up a quick 30-second briefing of whoever you’re meeting using Refresh.

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