Feeling left out? You can stop right now. Slow-mo is nothing new, and iPhone 5S owners aren't the only ones who can enjoy it. Older devices, including iPads and iPod Touches, can capture slow-motion video -- not at quite the same frame rates as the 5S, but with some pretty nice results all the same. Here's how.
RealNetworks today gets into the cloud storage game with its new RealPlayer Cloud app. Available on a multitude of platforms, RealPlayer Cloud takes a videocentric approach to storage, and its success could mean a sort of rebirth for the arguably irrelevant streaming-media company.
At first glance, RealPlayer Cloud might seem like just another storage service, as it gives new users 2GB of free storage (US and Canada only) and offers premium plans that start at $4.99 per month. What sets this multiplatform app apart from other cloud storers like Dropbox and Google Drive, however, is that it is exclusively … Read more
Android and iOS users waiting for BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) will have to keep waiting.
In a blog posted Monday night, BBM Executive Vice President Andrew Bocking said that the leak of an unreleased version of BBM for Android is creating trouble, forcing the company to delay the launch of the official version.
BlackBerry initially planned to kick off its BBM Android and iOS apps over the weekend. But on Friday, an unreleased and older version of the BBM Android app was posted on several file-sharing sites. This version apparently is beset with a glitch that caused a spike in data … Read more
BlackBerry can't seem to catch a break.
The company was set to release its long-awaited BlackBerry Messenger client for Android and iOS devices this past weekend, but a little monkey wrench curtailed those plans.
An apparently unreleased version of the BBM app for Android was leaked online before BlackBerry could get the official one out. That unofficial app won over more than 1.1 million users in just its first eight hours. But that app "caused issues," BlackBerry said on Saturday, which the company said it has tried to resolve.
A version of BBM for iOS also … Read more
Here is the third and final part of this series, covering some unexpected or hidden features in iOS 7.
There are certainly a ton of things that people are finding as they use iOS 7, so this is just a list of things that caught my attention over the past couple of days. If you have other hidden gems, please let me know in … Read more
Google Translate for iOS has just added handwriting recognition to its lineup of language skills.
Released Thursday, Google Translate version 2.0 for iOS lets you handwrite characters in the language of your choice, enabling them to be translated into your native tongue. The feature supports 49 different languages. But users with the standard US keyboard may find it most useful for writing text in Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and other languages not based on the Latin alphabet.
Simply handwrite each character, and Google Translate displays it at the top of the screen. Click on the checkmark when done, and the … Read more
In my review for iOS 7 I said the new mobile OS is a worthy upgrade for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users. But that doesn't mean every part of the new OS is spectacular. Some new features in iOS 7 stand out like Control Center, for giving you quick access to the most-used system tools. But other things stand out in a much different way, such as Game Center's new rainbow bubble theme. Seriously? Rainbow bubbles?
Over the past couple of days since my review, I've gathered my favorite new features along with the things … Read more
Yesterday, I wrote The 7 best things about iOS 7 to give you my favorite changes to Apple's mobile OS. But the update is not perfect by any means and I definitely have a few gripes with the new design, some of the apps, and other things that have not been improved. Read my full review of iOS 7 here .
I still recommend iOS 7 to anyone with an iPhone 4S or later and the latest iPad, but there are definitely a few things you're going to have to live with if you upgrade to the latest OS.… Read more
As YouTube prepares offline video watching for a November update, it details for its partners how the feature will work, as well as indicating some fuzzy red lines around content.
The default setting for most uploads will be to include offline viewing as an option, according to a YouTube memo sent to its commercial upload partners obtained by AllThingsD. Uploaders can disable offline mode for their videos during the upload process or once the video is uploaded, and disabling offline viewing has some granular controls including region, asset, and across all the uploader's videos.
Offline views will be added … Read more
iOS users can now add Google Wallet to their mobile devices.
Launched Thursday, the free Google Wallet for iOS serves up the same features found on its Android counterpart.
Using the app, you can send money to anyone in the US with an e-mail address. You can scan all of your loyalty cards and other offers into the app, which you can then redeem at the checkout counter of qualifying stores. The app also can point you to nearby offers via your device's Location Services feature, though you can turn this option off if you'd rather stay hidden.… Read more