Once again the week is coming to an end and that means it’s time for a roundup of the past weeks news!
Samsung and LG launch new watches while Apple waits - South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple.
Apple Building Massive Structure at Flint Center for iPhone 6 Event - Apple today issued invitations for its upcoming iPhone 6 event on September 9, which is also said to include its much-anticipated wearable device. According to the invitations, Apple is planning to host the event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College in Cupertino, the same location where Steve Jobs introduced the original Mac 30 years ago.
September 9 invites wallpapers: “wish we could say more” - As with many recent Apple announcements, designers quickly put their skills to work, publishing wallpapers inspired by the invitation. Inside are a few wallpapers, for your favorite upcoming Apple event.
Adobe’s Photoshop Mix for iPad gets extensibility, panoramic file support, more in update - Adobe on Thursday issued the first update to its Creative Cloud-connected Photoshop Mix app for iPad, bringing hooks into Photoshop Express and Dropbox, as well as a few UI tweaks to the on-the-go image editing tool.
Microsoft smokes out 1,500 bogus Windows 8 apps from its app store – In a bid to restore users’ trust in its Windows 8 app store, Microsoft has kicked out a bunch of fake apps that had been left undisturbed in the Microsoft Store for some time. The move, announced on a company blog, followed reports last week the store was hosting numerous fake products in the store.
Minuum previews its height-changing keyboard for iOS 8 - Popular Android keyboard developer Minuum has finally previewed its keyboard coming to iOS 8 this fall. It’s not like other third-party keyboards we’ve seen thus far, instead, it transforms from a standard full-scale QWERTY keyboard with autocorrect and then fades away to take up only half of your visible screen.
Today in the App Store — the best free apps, new apps and app updates - Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.
Facebook responds to Messenger backlash with ‘Get the Facts’ explainer in its mobile app – When Facebook decided to remove messaging from its main iOS and Android apps, forcing users to download Messenger, it caused quite a stir. Not least because an article from a radio station, coupled with an older Huffington Post piece, flagged the app’s required permissions as a reason to reject the app entirely.
8 more awesome paid iPhone apps you can download free right now (a huge $49 value!) - We started off the week with an awesome batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps worth a total of $50 that could all be downloaded for free — and many of them can still be had for free if you act fast. Today, we’ve got another eight nifty paid iOS apps for you that are worth $49 but are all on sale for free for a limited time. Nearly $100 worth of great paid apps for free in just two days?
Astronest takes place in a dystopian future. The planet Earth has been depleted of its resources and contaminated by pollution, forcing humanity to seek out space as a safe haven. A rich source of cosmic energy, the Cosment, was discovered, which allows these spacefarers to restore planets to a livable state. Unfortunately, there are two factions desperately trying to obtain Cosment, Terra and Neos, and their inability to make peace has made the universe their battleground.
Players can opt to play as either a Terra or Neos commander, with the ultimate goal of conquering the universe. To do so, they will need to hire the most courageous and clever heroes, research the deadliest weapons, and build a fleet worthy of intergalactic domination.
Speaking publicly at the GeekWire Summit 2014, T-Mobile’s “Rockstar” CEO, John J. Legere poured water on the claims that Apple lacked attention-to-detail when it came to the integral build quality of the iPhone 6 Plus, citing that the few claims regarding the device’s physical ‘malleability’ when put under increased pressure were simply “horse****.”
In the profanity-filled segment that follows, the controversial CEO speaks candidly about the iPhone 6 Plus, and warns that ‘an amazing super-computer that you hold in your hand’ – shouldn’t be bent.
Legere’s comments on the whole sensationalised “bendgate” debate, follows trusted end-user product panelists – Consumer Reports – conducting a scientifically fair test on the new handset, to determine just how much pressure it would take to cause Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus to bend.
The test worked to show that the issue of a smartphone beginning to bend under extreme pressure was not exclusive to the iPhone 6 Plus, but rather was a “problem” that affects a wide range of handsets on the market – with each model requiring a different level of force before its core hardware could be ‘bent.’
According to Apple, only 9 people have complained of their handset being affected by “bendgate” since the new smartphone officially launched – on September 19.
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One of the things that iOS 8 brings to the table is an open door to App Developers to access the manual controls for the camera. Well it didn’t take long for Apps to appear in the App Store that take advantage of this new capability. “Manual” is just such an App. This App allows you full control over your image by allowing you to “manually” set the shutter speed, ISO, white
The interface is pretty straight forward and it definitely let’s me do exactly what I want when it comes to exposure control. The only thing I don’t seem to be able to control on my iPhone 5s is aperture. I see it displayed as 2.2, but it’s greyed out and that may be that on the iPhone 5s you can’t change it? Not sure. Otherwise the app does all that it claims to do and you can even switch between automatic and manual within the app.
You can get Manual here from the .
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