News/Rumors

Meet QuickBoard for iOS 8

A new exterior keyboard QuickBoard will make you stop typing the same things over again.

QuickBoard has three separable boards TextBoard, MeBoard, and LocationBoard, with help of which you’ll be able to save snippets of text not having to type the same text for several times.

Owning this app you won’t need to text email signatures, billing addresses, locations and so on. Tapping on the QuickBoard button in the bottom left of the keyboard will open all the text information you have preserved in the app.

It was a smart move for Apple to invent third-party keyboard support, which Android has since its appearance, within iOS 8.
Of course, there are others keyboard apps like TouchPal and Swype, but with QuickBoard you’ll get more.

QuickBoard’s developer Kevin Wolkober informed the release of the app would be after iOS 8 launches this autumn.

The price of the app is still unknown.

 

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Accessories, News/Rumors

August Smart Lock finally starts shipping to customers

Almost a year after the August smart lock system was originally announced, the new device finally started shipping out to preorder customers and a wider launch by October is also planned by the company.

First introduced in May of 2013, the August Smart Lock is a Bluetooth-based app-connected locking system created by Jason Johnson and designer Yves Béhar. The August is an unusual replacement for traditional keyed deadbolts that uses Bluetooth and a smartphone app to allow users to unlock their doors with their iPhones.

The product is made of anodized aluminum with a 3.25-inch diameter and reminds a standard home lock. The August is equipped with a few various faceplates and deadbolt adapters to fit the majority of locks on the market, running on four AA batteries. Installation is promised not to be too complicated: the whole thing will fit over the inside portion of your existing single-cylinder deadbolt hole.

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Through the iOS application, owners have the ability to add and remove authorized users, who are allowed to unlock the door with their device. That means, that users can share virtual keys with family and friends from an iPhone and when the homeowner or a guest comes to the door, August auto-unlocks and welcomes you into the home hands-free. You also have the power to set the length of their access from just a few hours to 24-7. The app notifies you when someone enters or leaves your home, so you can easily learn how long they stay. 

Users who pre-ordered the August lock will see their new product within the next few months. The August Smart Lock can now be ordered for $249.99 on the company’s website. Orders placed now are said to be fulfilled in late October. 

iPhone, Jailbreak, Music, News/Rumors

True iRadio – stream music in iTunes Radio without restrictions

iTunes Radio is a new app Apple introduced along with iOS 7 but there’s some restrictions that you won’t like.

For example, in the app you’ll be able to skip a maximum of 6 songs per station every hour.

The new Cydia jailbreak tweak True iRadio can solve this problem as well as give their users seamless music-listening experience.

True iRadio resembles iTunes Radio tweaks. But this brand new app has new exclusive functions.

With True iRadio you’ll be able to scrub through iTunes Radio songs on the Lock screen in Control Center or inside the Music app.

This function is really convinient — you wiil scrub through songs backward as well as forward.

In addition to the abovementioned functions, you’ll be able to skip as many times as you want, move off tiresome advertisements in the app.

Be the way the developer claims the loading times will be increased, but it wasn’t discovered while using the app.

When downloading it you don’t need any tuning — just open iTunes Radio from the Music app to easily stream tracks without limitations.

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Radio listeners are sure to appreciate this app. Take your chance to get rid of al restrictions

If you’re an enthusiastic radio listener who’s looking for a way to get rid of the annoying limitations.

You can upload True iRadio for free via Cydia’s BigBoss depository.

Apps Lists, News/Rumors

Google releases Slides app for iOS, updates to Docs and Sheets

Google on Monday kicked off a version of its Google Drive Slides app for iPhone and iPad alongside updates to existing iOS apps Docs and Sheets. With Slides, the company allows to create word-based documents, spreadsheets, and presentations directly on the Apple device.

Slides is tasked to help users to create, edit, and collaborate with other users on presentations from the iPhone, iPad, or desktop. With the app, they can easily make new presentations or edit existing works. Additionally, it offers a sharing option and makes it possible to work on a single presentation with several users at the same time. Similar to previous Google apps, Slides saves automatically and works offline.

In addition to Slides, Google updated the Docs and Sheets apps, adding the ability to open, edit, and save Microsoft Word and Excel files. Sheets also was given the ability to view charts, insert formulas, and use find/replace. 

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With today’s launch of the Slides app for iPhone & iPad and updates to the Docs and Sheets apps, we’re delivering on our promise to make it possible for you to work with any file, on any device, any time,” Google wrote on its Drive blog. “You can now create that grocery list, edit that spreadsheet, and update that slide deck with no problem.”

Google Slides, and the updated Google Docs and Google Sheets are available on the App Store now. 

Apps Lists, News/Rumors

The best apps for learning languages

If you don’t use it, you lose it. This saying can be applied perfectly to languages.

So If you learned some language in high-school or on language courses but you start to forget it, or if you have always dreamed to learn a foreighn language, you should read this article. We picked out the best apps for language study.

Duolingo – Learn Languages for Free

Perhaps it’s the most well-known app for language study in the App Store. Not many languages are accessible in this app, but all the lessons are really extensive.

With the help of Duolingo you are able to learn new words every day, starting with basic and phrases. At the end of the lesson the test is allowed in order to check a progress you’ve made. The Practise section provides contentions with others to score the highest in the language test. You can get the app for Free.

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Rocket Languages

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The Rocket Languages is the app the aim of which is to help people start speaking a new language promptly. It consists of three types of learning including interactive audio, language and culture, testing, games, and interactive audio lessons.

You will have an access to your courses and syncs with your desktop, this will help you to be actual on your progress. The app is free.

Rosetta Course

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The Rosetta Stone app became popular when it was showed on late night commercials. The program leads you through thousands of words and phrases using a dynamic immersion method. This method is like you would enter a foreign language class. With this app, you can have access to your course subscriptions and practice your visual and auditory identifications until you find yourself able to speak in a new language. You can get Rosetta Course for free.

Learn Languages with Babbel

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If you don’t have time to attend language lessons, but your desire to learn languages remains strong, this app will help you to take your lessons on the go. The broad selection of interactive courses in 13 languages will help you to define your learning experience, whether you are a beginner or advanced student. The Review Manager gives an opportunity to learn words and phrases as well us memorize them. This app is for free.

Memrise

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Memrise provides with thousands of courses created by members of the community that users can get for free. The courses are based on memorizing, visualizing, and testing. Competitions against friends to gain points will motivate you.

You will get an access to courses you’ve signed up so you can study everywhere. With offline mode you woild be able to practice your vocabulary when you haven’t Internet access. Memrise app is free.

HelloTalk Speak & Learn Languages

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Total sinking in the language is the best way to learn it. The app would force you to speak in order to get what you need, or simply have some companionship. In the app you would be involved in conversations with people from all over the world.Learn their native language by texting with them. You can get it for free as well.

Google Translate

Google-Translate

Gogle Translate is the great app for travelling. If you are in a foreighn country and don’t know the language this app are sure to help you. There is no proper grammar in the app, but it would be enough to ask a passenger where the nearest hotel is. The translation can be written or you can listen to it. You can download Google Translate for free.

iTranslate Voice

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If you want have a conversation with someone who speak a foreighn language iTranslate will help you. The voice-to-voice translation is the main function of the app. Just connect with another iPhone owner and speak to him through your device as if you had an interpreter next to you. The price is $4.99.

Speak & Translate

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With the help of this app you would quickly get your point across. The provided translations are text-to-text, text-to-speech, or voice-to-voice across a multitude of languages. Choose the language you wish to translate to. There are two ways of translation: text or voice. The is also an opportunity to adjust the speed at which sentences are spoken. This app is available for free.

News/Rumors

Steve Jobs’ spech text is hidden in Mac

According to OSXDaily the document with Steve Jobs’ legendary speeches was discovered in Apple Pages program files.

If you are Mac ОС user, you can check its existance in person.

In Resources folder (/Applications/Pages.app/Contents/Resources/) you will find Apple.txt file.

The text document presents the decoded postscoring of the legendary Apple video ”Crazy Ones.” The video was presented in frames of the advertising company ”Think Different” in 1997.

This trailer matters much for the company. Then Apple was struggling for its position, feeling a deficiency of new developments.

The aim of the new promotional company was to provide Apple with time the company needed to gain strength.

As a result the company became the new concept, Job’s view which Apple should be in the future.

In this video such iconic persons as Albert Einstein, Muhammad Ali, John Lennon, Picasso and others appeared. They are called ”The crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels” who dared to think different and as a result changed the world.

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There is also Steve’s speech which he delivered at Stanford University graduation party in California. His appearance took place in 2005. And now it’s known all over the world.

Hundreds of millions people watched his speech on YouTube.

Apps Lists, News/Rumors

iWork for iOS/Mac updated with bug fixes and stability improvements

Apple has updated a number of its iWork applications for both iOS and OS X adding the usual “stability improvements and bug fixes”. iMovie for Mac also saw update, featuring iCloud compatibility enhancements for iMovie Theater.

The updates means movement of Numbers, Pages and Keynote to version 2.2.2, while Mac versions jumped to 5.2.2 for Pages , 3.2.2 for Numbers and 6.2.2 for Keynote.

The previous major iWork overhaul was released in April when the app suite was updated with multiple user interface tweaks and feature additions in attempts to create a more integral multi-platform experience. Later that month, a new update for iOS versions came with similar unspecified bug fixes and performance enhancements seen in yesterday‘s release.

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Apple’s iWork updates are available as free downloads from the iOS or Mac App Stores, as well as Software Update. Customers who have recently bought a new Mac — or iOS device after Sept. 10, 2013 — can receive the apps for free from their respective App Stores. Users with older iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models are required to pay $9.99 per app, while those with older Macs can purchase Pages, Numbers and Keynote for $19.99 each. 

Apple has also released a minor update for the Mac version of iMovie that adds iCloud compatibility improvements for iMovie Theater. The refreshed app is available for download for $14.99 from the Mac App Store. 

News/Rumors

Let’s compare Apple and Google workers’ wages

Apple and Google employees love their work, everybody knows salary is also very important. And how much do they earn? The Economic Times tried to reply this question.

The edition presented a list of average annual salaries of both companies.

The information was taken from Glassdoor service — the forum where employees discuss their bosses.

Take a look at the table below.

So we can see the employees wages don’t look much different.

Google is well known as appreciating its workers, but we don’t think Apple’s employees are not satisfied with their work as well as salaries.

According to this data work of employees in both companies are paid quite well.

It ought to be noted this information isn’t official, it’s just data taken from forum. All the figures are averaged.

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News/Rumors

Walmart cuts 16GB iPhone 5c prices to 97 cents, 16GB iPhone 5s to $79 for 90 days

Yesterday, Walmart announced its 90-day iPhone sale that cuts the prices of both of the current iPhone models.

In an apparent effort to promote existing products ahead of Apple’s much-rumored “iPhone 6,” Walmart offers a permanent discount for 16GB iPhone 5s and 5c models with a two-year contract with AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or US Cellular.

According to the report from Engadget, customers will be able to buy the 16 GB model of the iPhone 5c for only $.97, bringing the latter model’s up-front cost down to less than a dollar. 16GB iPhone 5c models were previously available for just $29. The 16 GB iPhone 5s also got yet another price cut, this time down from $99 to $79.

Both of these prices are only temporary and will be available at their old prices in 90 days. This offer is available on all of the major U.S. carriers with the sole exception of “un-carrier” T-Mobile.

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Apple is believed to present the next-generation “iPhone 6″ lineup at a special event on Sept. 9. In addition to an expected 4.7-inch version, the company may also release a 5.5-inch “phablet” iPhone 6 next month, but according to a number of sources, it may face a delay as far as 2015 due to production problems.

The both versions are said to have a faster A8 chip, a new camera system, an enhanced Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and iOS 8.

Apps Lists, News/Rumors

Photo Sphere App for your iPhone camera

Google launched new iPhone photography app.

With the help of the app you are able to make panorama like with iOS Panorama shooting and even more!

By making photos of everything around you produce a nice sphere-like 360-degree image. Then you can share your sphere on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or add it to Google Maps in order other people can also ”visit” this place.

The app can be uploaded for free.

It would be very easy to understand how it works.

Tap the shutter button and a series of blue dots will appear on the screen displaying virtual representation of your surroundings.

Now imagine you are in a huge globe and make photos till you seize every blue dot.

When you are over the app will make evetything for you — these separate images would be joined in one a 360-degree.

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To be honest the app was built in Android’s native camera app for the past year.

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Google’s release reads:

Create beautiful 360º images and publish them on Google Maps. Photo spheres empower you to look up, down and all around to revisit the amazing places you’ve encountered — and share them with anyone.

The video below will explain you how to use appin order to make your own 360-degree panorama.

iPhones since iOS 6 have had support for taking high-quality panoramic images with the stock Camera app.

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To learn more, head over to Google’s official Photo Sphere microsite.