Navigating and taking control over your financial life can be difficult and especially overwhelming between paying automatic service fees, watching for potential fraudulent charges and reading confusing invoices. BillGuard, named Best Free App of 2014 by PCMag and Best App of 2013 by TechCrunch has identified $50 Million in suspicious…
Sleep: we spend a third of our lives doing it, but most of us just do what comes naturally, and hope for the best.
Well, that’s not the Stuff way. We have apps and gadgets for our waking hours, so why not turn to technology to improve the quality of our snoozes? We’ve rounded up six apps that promise to do just that.
Social media and civil unrest have long gone hand-in-hand, from coordinating revolution during the Arab Spring to repressing corruption in Turkey. Amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, locals have taken to the location-based messaging app FireChat to communicate with each other. 100,000 local users signed into the off-the-grid messaging app for the first time last weekend after a student activist recommended the app for communication should authorities switch off cellular networks.
SwiftKey has shown off its iOS 8 keyboard, and it looks like it’s carrying over all the features from its Android counterpart. In case you’ve yet to venture into the Android camp - this is a good thing.
The company has topped countless Play Store charts across the world with its number one keyboard app, with its scarily accurate word predictions playing a big factor in its popularity.
Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand
BY CLIFF KUANG 08.26.14 | 10:00 AM | PERMALINK
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Today at 10am PST, Instagram is lifting the veil on Hyperlapse, one of the company’s first apps outside of Instagram itself. Using clever algorithm processing, the app makes it easy to use your phone to create tracking shots and fast, time-lapse videos that look as if they’re shot by Scorsese or Michael Mann. What was once only possible with a Steadicam or a $15,000 tracking rig is now possible on your iPhone, for free. (Instagram hopes to develop an Android version soon, but that will require changes to the camera and gyroscope APIs on Android phones.) And that’s all thanks to some clever engineering and an elegantly pared-down interaction design. The product team shared their story with WIRED.
If BioShock Infinite’s brief stopover in Rapture wasn’t enough to sate your Randian desires, 2K Games’ China studio is currently in the process of moving the original BioShock from last-gen consoles and PC to iOS. Like XCOM: Enemy Unknown before it, BioShock is a “premium” iOS game and thus carries a “premium” price — that price is unknown thus far, but we’d put it somewhere in the $10 - $30 range. As one 2K Games rep told us in an interview late last week, “It is a seven year old game.” So perhaps on the lower-end of that scale, then.
Not enough hours in the day to do everything on your to-do list? We feel your pain.
The pace of life in today’s always-on world regularly leaves us scrabbling around trying to find time for those everyday chores. You know the ones: they’re not important, but they do need doing at some point in the future. Things like putting the washing in, paying the bills and feeding the kids.
From apps that send couriers to pick up your takeaway to ones that fool your friends into pretending you haven’t forgotten their birthday, here are six to help solve your first world problems.
We’ve heard your complaint: you can’t find anything to watch on Netflix. Despite all the A/B testing, app updates and data Netflix is measuring behind the scenes, the way it presents the library makes it nearly impossible to see everything that’s available to watch, and sometimes you want to do the choosing instead of letting an algorithm or hired gun do the work. The good news is there are a ton of different ways to sort through the pile — or ditch sorting for the bliss of random selection — but the bad news is that some of them will be going away soon (more on that in a minute). If you’re not already taking advantage of third party tools like InstantWatcher to dive deep into the catalog, we’re here to explain why you should be.
Google has launched a new Google Maps feature called Explore, letting you get to know your local area better.
The Android and iOS Google Maps apps have now been updated with the new Explore button, which offers information on the local businesses in your immediate vicinity.
“Now, whenever you want to discover places in your area, simply tap the new Explore button at the bottom right hand corner of your map to get a quick look at what’s nearby (where available),” explained Google. “With Explore as your guide, you’ll see different places and activities that adapt to each area and moment throughout your day.”