We live in a time that are both awesome and dangerous at the same time. Awesome because, being connected, we are more informed and thus, we should, rightly, not become a frog in the well. Dangerous because, the news that reach us could be fake. Fake news has gone pandemic. It is everywhere. It lurks in entertainment industry, in politics and even harmless subject like monster discovery. Fake news can cause disharmony, sow discord and could potentially result in social unrest. But there’s a glimmer of hope for news if Ground have its way. Continue reading New AI-powered News App Wants To Sieve Out Fake News And Videos
Tinder is a god sent for singles around the world, but like any dating service, you will never know the likes and dislikes until you start to know the person. Dig is new entrant to the dating app market. While it can’t let in the habits of your potential partner, it does, however, assure you one thing: the person you fancy will like dogs as much as you do. Why? Because, Dig is the first dating app designed specifically with dog person in mind. Dope. Now, you will never have second guess if your date is cynophobia or not. In fact, you can be sure he or she is into dogs too. Continue reading Meet Dig, The First Dating App Crafted For Dog Person (Finally!)
Times have really change. These days, when we buy things like appliances, we want to make sure they look good with the rest of the kitchen. You can try your best to imagine how they will look, or you can do what I used to do: photoshop the item into an image of your living, kitchen or whatever, or you could look to Amazon iOS Shopping app. Amazon has leverage on Apple’s ARKit to include augmented reality inside the app, so don’t need to do either. Continue reading Amazon’s Leverages On AR To Let You Virtually Place Products In Your Home
Microsoft may not be as glorious as it was more than a couple of decade ago, but the truth is, most people’s work lives depend on it and therefore it is safe to say it will not go out of fashion in foreseeable future. The number pretty speaks for itself: 1.25 billion. That’s how many PC are using the company’s core product, Windows OS. However, the software giant ain’t resting on its laurels. It is also trying to make itself relevant on the world’s two most popular mobile platforms, Android and iOS, too. Today, the Redmond, Washington company has announced two apps: Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android, as well as Microsoft Launcher for Android. Continue reading Microsoft “Infiltrates” iOS and Android With A Couple Of New Apps
Whether you are a film photography enthusiast, or a person who have a collection of negatives that you will like to turn into digital copies, FilmLab app is going to be an orgasmic news for you. FilmLab is an up and coming app, developed by software engineer Abe Fettig, that turns slides and negatives into digital files simply by pointing and shooting at the negatives or slides. That’s all there is to it and it also why it is so freaking brilliant. With FilmLab, you can forget about film scanner, or whatever that you use these days – all you need is an iPhone or an Android Phone, the app and you’re good to go. Ok, maybe not. You will need a lighted box to make the negatives pop. Continue reading This Brilliant App Turns Negatives Into Digital Files By Taking Images Of Them
Good news, fans of the original RollerCoaster Tycoon! A new RollerCoaster Tycoon mobile game is out, blending the classic Windows PC game with its sequel RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. Aptly dubbed RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, this real-time theme-park sim is now on Google Play store as well as Apple Appstore, priced at $5.99. Sadly and not surprisingly, it is not a free-to-download. You have to pay upfront for the game, but we suspect fans who are huge on nostalgia probably won’t mind paying. And if you think 5.99 is the be all and end all, well, it is not. Continue reading Original RollerCoaster Tycoon Theme Park Sim Turned Into Mobile Game
Every new car owner will be familiar with the thick car owner’s manual found in the car’s glove compartment, but not many did really pick it up and study it diligently. Why? Lets face it: it is boring as hell. Unless you are already familiar with the concept of automobile workings, that book will more likely be like book on the topic of relativity. It’s like rocket science. However, come later this year, owners of 2015 Sonata will be spared the dreadful tiny words of details and still be able to pick up some knowledge about the workings of their vehicle with Hyundai Virtual Guide app that can recognize more than 45 major features of the Sonata. Continue reading Hyundai Augment Reality Owner’s Manual Will Teach You How to Check Engine Oil Level
(photos: B&W) B&W Zeppelin Air Mobile App | US$free | www.bowers-wilkins.com
finally, Bowers & Wilkins’ Zeppelin Air Mobile App is available free for download. so what’s so great about this app? for starter, you gotta own one of those AirPlay-enabled devices such as the Zeppelin Air sound dock. controlling your gadget from your iDevices is just one of the standard duty but it has more up in its sleeve. the app, in B&W’s own words “brings iTunes music collections together wirelessly so several users can build a customized, collaborative community playlist, streamed to any AirPlay-enabled music player.” sounds like fun but i just hope it won’t start a music war in a party but luckily, you as the host, will have a hand in managing the playlist before spinning them wirelessly via the app to your music player. Continue reading finally, Bowers & Wilkins out AirPlay app for iDevices
(image credit: Logitech) Logitech Harmony Link | US$99.99 | www.logitech.com
Logitech has just officially join the iDevice universal remote bandwagon with its Harmony Link. essentially geared for use with iPad but it will also works with your iPhone or iPod, though with a couple of features less. Logitech is not new to universal remote but instead on banking on hardware remotes, it has developed a hardware plus app combo to turn your iPad into a universal remote, albeit being a rather huge remote. collectively they are known as Harmony Link. the Harmony Link takes universal remote a notch higher with its customizable, in-app TV listings where user can tune in to a show with just a single touch. obviously, a proper setup would be required for this feature or any other features, for that matter, to work. Continue reading Logitech Harmony Link turns iPad into a Universal Remote
(credit: screenshot from Witness video) Witness App for Mac | US$39.00 | www.witnessapp.com
with an annual turnover of US$3.1 billion for the burgling industry, you can’t be too lax when it comes to home property protection, isn’t it? if you own an iSight-equipped Mac and it’s sitting at home doing nothing while you are away. why not make it perform some security duty? Witness is a Mac app that will turn your iSight into a motion-activated security camera. in the event of an intrusion, the Witness immediately sends an alert to your iOS device along with the intruder’s mugshots and video. the Witness is available for Mac OS X 10.6 or higher for $39.
a free app, Witness Remote, also allows you to remotely arm or disarm your Witness on your home Mac. user can also access the witnessapp.com website to stay on top of the happenings in your home, office or dorm room. i have one concern though. when iSight is activated, a tiny green light will appear next to your iSight. in that case, any burglar who has knowledge of newer Mac would notice it, don’t they? well, it’s just a thought.