Negatives organizes each of your friend's Instagram photos into a filmstrip of thumbnails. Your friends are grouped chronologically; the friend with the most recent post is listed at the top. You can swipe on each filmstrip to view a friend's photo thumbnails, while tapping on a thumbnail expands it. When viewing an expanded photo, you can swipe sideways to browse the previous or next … Read more
You may be sharing more information than you may know when sharing an interesting or adorable photo on your preferred social network. If you have location services enabled for the camera app on your iPhone, then each photo you snap contains geotag data that shows where it was taken. With 99 cent deGeo, you can easily remove this location information before sharing photos online.
When you launch deGeo for the first time, it will ask for permission to access your photos before providing a quick tutorial about what it does and which gestures it supports. Briefly, you can swipe up … Read more
When a company like Snapchat has a security breach and a file containing usernames and matching phone numbers is leaked, you expect certain steps to be taken by the company. First, you want the security exploit to be fixed. Second, you want an apology from the company and some sort of reassurance your privacy is valued.
Sadly, that's not how Snapchat has chosen to handle its current situation. On Thursday, a letter explaining what happened, and what the company was going to do to prevent it from happening again was posted on the company blog. In it you'll … Read more
Fitbit is known for making some of the best activity trackers on the market. It's latest product, the Fitbit Force, sits atop the fitness tracker market according to our very own Brian Bennett's review.
In an attempt to gain more users, Fitbit released an update to its iOS app introducing a new feature called MobileTrack for iPhone 5S owners. The feature takes advantage of the M7 coprocessor in the iPhone 5S, which can count your steps and track your activity.
It's not the first app to use the coprocessor to display activity stats; as we have previously … Read more
Control Center on iOS 7 added a convenient method to use the flash on an iPhone as a flashlight. From any screen, including the lock screen, iOS 7 users are able to bring up Control Center and turn on the flashlight with just a tap. It was a welcome addition to the platform, albeit a small one, and eliminated the need for a third-party app to be installed on the device.
Often I have found myself using the flashlight long enough for my iPhone's screen to turn off. The process to turn the flashlight back off is the same … Read more
Hundreds of thousands of people make resolutions to start the new year off right. Given today's society, which puts a lot of emphasis on appearance and self-image, the most popular resolution deals with losing weight or living a healthier lifestyle. Every January the treadmills and ellipticals are filled with eager gym-goers. Like clockwork, however, after a couple of weeks the gym returns to its normal state of isolation.
Apple has iTunes, Google has Play, and never the twain shall meet, right? Especially when it comes to sharing videos between the two platforms.
Surprise, surprise: If you've purchased a movie or TV show from the Google Play store, it's actually possible to view it on your iOS device -- no jailbreaking or other hoop-jumping required. Here's how:
Step 1: Install the YouTube app on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
Step 2: Run the app and sign into your YouTube account (which is the same as your Google/Gmail account).
Step 3: Tap the menu button … Read more
For smartphone nuts, few things top the excitement of powering up a brand new handset for the very first time and diving right in. By the nature of my work, I have a well-established routine for setting up a new phone when I review it. However, a phone that's going to stick around for awhile gets a little more forethought and effort.
Here are my guidelines for newbies and pros alike. I won't get into the nitty gritty, step-by-step details about the phone, or advise you to download apps (of course you will). Rather, I'll point out … Read more
Earlier this month Square announced the release of a new card reader. The redesigned reader is roughly 45 percent smaller and is supposed to be far more accurate than its predecessor.
The only thing left out of the announcement was how existing Square users should go about getting the new Square reader. Square mentioned new customers would be sent the new reader when signing up for an account, but what about loyal customers?
The current method for obtaining the new card reader is to request one through your account settings. Existing Square users will need to log in to their … Read more
The adoption rate of mobile devices continues to soar, with Android leading the way. The open-source operating system that is led by Google is now found on more than half of all smartphones. In fact, research firm Strategy Analytics found that 81.3 percent, or 204.4 million, of smartphones shipped in the third quarter of 2013 were powered by Android.
This massive user base has caught the attention of cybercriminals, who have begun to double down on their efforts to illegally obtain personal information from Android owners. While most mobile malware is found in countries like Russia and China, … Read more