Featured

Best transit apps for iPhone: Google Maps, Moovit, Citymapper, and more!

Looking for the best iPhone apps to help you master transit directions? When Apple ditched Google for their own map data in iOS 6 one of the casualties was transit. While rumors persist that we might get transit back in iOS 8, for the last year and a half anyone who wanted to go anywhere on on bus, train, or subway/metro had to rely on a third-party transit app to do it. Luckily there are many apps in the App Store to help you navigate public transit, but to get alerts about delays and outages. But which transit apps are the absolute best?

More →

9
loading...
15
loading...
49
loading...
0
loading...

New and updated apps: App in the Air, Warhammer 40,000, Studio 2, and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Today we've got updates to an air travel app, a lane-strategy game, a music creation app, and more.

More →

5
loading...
14
loading...
35
loading...
0
loading...

WWDC 2014 to run June 2-6, developer tickets to be issued by random selection

WWDC 2014 is scheduled for June 2 through June 6, and developer registration is being handled on a random basis. Last year, when WWDC tickets were sold out in a few minutes, many developers were left in a lurch, leading to Apple inviting select developers to attend despite their not being able to get a ticket in time. This time around Apple is inviting developers to apply for tickets now through April 7th, and will then randomly issue tickets to those that have applied. The process is similar to that of Google I/O this year, which has seen tickets for previous developer confabs snapped up in minutes and this year switched to a random selection model.

More →

9
loading...
0
loading...
61
loading...
0
loading...

Weekly photo contest: HDR!

HDR, or high dynamic range, is one feature the iPhone, particularly the iPhone 5s really excels at. Taking an okay photo is easy, but taking an amazing photo that manages to balance everything just right, that's something else completely. Whenever you have a lot going on in a photo, HDR really can save the day. So that's your task this week, get a great photo that's well balanced from sky to grass or ocean to sand.

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, April 8th at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Good luck!

It's also time to announce the winner of our last photo contest! And the winner is...

More →

5
loading...
13
loading...
40
loading...
0
loading...

Debug 32: John Siracusa on Copland 2014

John Siracusa of Hypercritical and the Accidental Tech Podcast shows up to fight with Guy over Copland 2014. That is, the idea that Apple needs to embrace elements of higher level languages and figure out what comes after Objective C.

type="audio/mpeg">

More →

5
loading...
0
loading...
56
loading...
0
loading...

New and updated apps: Pro Camera 7, Airbnb, BillGuard, and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS App Store and Mac App Store. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got some updates a few photo editing apps, some social, and a little bit in between!

More →

5
loading...
21
loading...
46
loading...
0
loading...

Apple TV vs. Fire TV: Can Amazon's new contender knock the champ out of the ring?

The set top box market is heating up. In the U.S. it's been a two-horse race between the Apple TV and Roku's boxes. Things began to change after Google introduced its Chromecast device last year. Apple TV remains the champion, but now there's a new contender: Amazon's new Fire TV. Does this spell the end of Apple's dominance in the set top box arena?

More →

10
loading...
0
loading...
59
loading...
0
loading...

Best selfie apps for iPhone: Picr, Snapchat, FaceTune, and more!

Looking for the absolute best iPhone apps in the App Store? You've come to the right place! Selfies — short for self-portaits — are a big thing on mobile and so is the iPhone. More people take more selfies with the iPhone than just about any camera in the world. But how do you get the very best selfies on your iPhone? By using a great selfie app, of course! The App Store is full of apps to help you capture the best selfie possible on your iPhone. From collecting all your selfies in one place to fixing skin blemishes to self destructing photos, there are apps for that! But which one is the best?

More →

12
loading...
51
loading...
44
loading...
0
loading...

The mobile camera war is currently being fought in glass, in chips, in apps, and on the cloud. Where should iPhone 6 be?

With the iPhone 6, presumably due sometime this fall, Apple will no doubt continue its focus on photography and on making the best "everyday" cameras in the business. There are several ways to do that. You can have a big piece of glass that takes up a lot of space but captures an incredible amount of information. You can have an amazing image signal processor (ISP) that takes what information is captured and makes incredible use of it. You can have killer software that takes the bits, analyzes and processes the pixels out of them, and creates incredible results. And you can have fantastic cloud services that take whatever comes out of the phone and applies incredible server-side power to it. In other words, in the glass, in the chip, in the apps, in the cloud. Nokia and its 41-megapixel Carl Zeiss lenses, Apple and their A-series processors, Samsung and their bevy of features, and Google and their auto-awesome servers are examples of all three approaches. So where can Apple and the iPhone 6 go next?

More →

7
loading...
16
loading...
35
loading...
0
loading...

Amazon announces Fire TV, yet another streaming box — ships today for $99

If you haven't been able to decide yet between the myriad options for streaming boxes, Amazon has yet another new option for you: Fire TV. The new box, announced today, does TV and movies, music, and gaming. And not just from Amazon's own sources — most of the familiar third-party streaming sources that you know and love are included too. The Fire TV box is shipping today for $99.

More →

8
loading...
11
loading...
42
loading...
0
loading...

Pages