Anyone who’s used Google Translate on a mobile device on the go has realized how close we are to getting a universal translator. While Google Translate isn’t always accurate, it does the job well enough for you to be able to get the gist of another language that you don’t speak.
Until today the things we’ve seen that bear name Flutter are plain stupid – one of them intentionally so, but still. A new program for OS X devices is out to change that. Flutter for Mac lets you control playback on iTunes and Spotify simply by raising your hand.
Apple has not made their virtual assistant Siri available outside of the iPhone 4S – not on the new Apple TV, not even on the new iPad. But the jailbreak community thinks differently and has come up with a way for older Apple devices to use Siri thanks to two apps: Spire and i4Siri.
We’ve seen a handful of gadgets that incorporate LCDs or touchscreens to keyboards to add functionality and eye candy, the most recent one being Razer’s madly overpriced Blade laptop. Now, a company called Roccat could make Razer and other gadget makers bang their heads on their wall for not thinking of this more elegant solution – an app that uses your smartphone as a secondary display and control panel.
Here’s a first-world problem that has bugged the hell out of me. If you’re listening to music on an iOS device using a pair of headphones and for some reason you unplug them from your device, the music player will pause the playback.
I recently had a chance to sit down and try out the latest version of Alien Skin’s Exposure plug-in, which lets you easily perform all kinds of traditional film and darkroom tricks with your digital images.
First Person Shooters generally don’t teach you much, aside from maybe how to kill other players and get trophies. What if you could play an FPS that actually taught you how to make video games? Code Hero is an FPS that does just that.
Before Facebook introduced the Timeline, every user had a Wall on their profiles where other users could leave messages or write down comments. A lot of people are crazy over Facebook- some figuratively, others literally – so it makes sense that the social network has spawned a lot of related sites, services, and phenomena.
As one might expect from its more open and much geekier ecosystem, there are already several voice recognition apps for Android devices. But a new app promises to trump them all and even Apple’s own Siri program.
Clock apps for iOS are nothing new, but the unique style of Nooka watches allows their new app to showcase how you can tell time on a number of different Nooka products. The Nooka app displays time in a variety of face designs, including Nooka’s zot, zenh or zirc face modes.
Hasbro will soon launch an augmented reality laser tag blasters for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Sorry Android users, you’ll have to wait a while; Hasbro will release the complementary Android apps after they’re done with the iOS versions.
Have you ever wanted a phone that would allow you to easily access your files stored at home directly on your smartphone, without too much of a hassle? The new Acer Cloudmobile might be the phone that you’re looking for, since it will be able to do so.
In today’s digital and connected age, privacy is becoming an increasingly precious commodity. It’s much easier to write, read and archive digital messages, but as the recent iMessage fiasco has shown, it also creates new privacy and security risks.