Best free iPhone apps 2017 There are now hundreds of thousands of apps available for your iPhone X (and others), and surprisingly, many of the best are free.What's the best phone of 2018?The following list showcases our pick of the best free iPhone apps, and includes iPhone applications for social networking, travel, news, photography, productivity and more. Most of these apps are also compatible with the iPod touch as well.What's going to be interesting is how the iPhone X affects this list of best apps, because the larger screen is going to mean developers have to code their wares differently to cater for the new audience.But no matter which phone you've got, as long as it's made by Apple (and it's not too old) you'll be able to enjoy these titles that have been curated by TechRadar's expert app reviewers, who parse through the App Store regularly to see just what's bubbling up... and whether it's worth downloading.New this week: Oak - Meditation & BreathingOak - Meditation … [Read more...] about Best free iPhone apps 2018
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If you haven't been paying attention to Apple this week, there's just a teensy bit about the company's upcoming operating systems you might have missed. New versions of watchOS, tvOS, iOS, and macOS (RIP OS X). New apps. New services. If you're a developer, there's an incredible number of new resources and SDKs to play with. But this week, I haven't been attending developer sessions at WWDC; I've instead been listening to the wonderful presenters at Layers, Jessie Char and Elaine Pow's design conference. And while I've spent my fair share of time this week poring over developer documentation, I've also been looking at the new operating systems from a design point of view. Bold steps Apple's iPhone OS began with healthy ties to skeumorphic design, and for good reason: The company had to convince users that a flat pane of capacitative glass and circuitry could comfortably replace their telephone, calculator, calendar, and more. As the iPhone grew in popularity, its need to prove a … [Read more...] about Big, bold, and beautiful: Apple’s design language is changing in iOS 10
When Faraday Future emerged from stealth mode in 2015, it promised to transform the car industry with an American-made luxury electric vehicle that would someday be fully autonomous, maybe even sold through a subscription service. As we learned at CES 2017, the company was taking aim at Tesla with a car — the FF91 — that was designed to dazzle, with a 0–60 time of 2.4 seconds as jaw-dropping as the proposed $180,000 price tag. Since then, though, Faraday Future has been more focused on survival than speed. The Verge has learned from multiple sources about the nature of the company’s financial plight. While Faraday Future posed as the newest California electric car startup that attracted top auto industry talent, 10 former employees and one person close to the company say the behavior and business practices of its chief investor have brought business to a halt. The former employees, most of whom left Faraday Future at different points within the last 15 months, … [Read more...] about Inside Faraday Future’s financial house of cards
A police raid on a suspected counterfeiter in China's Guangdong province turns up US $1.2 million in fake computer parts and documents--enough to produce not only complete servers and personal computers but also the packaging material, labels, and even the warranty cards to go with them. All the parts are neatly labeled with the logo of Compaq Computer Corp. A capacitor electrolyte made from a stolen and defective formula finds its way into thousands of PC motherboards, causing the components to burst and leak and the computers to fail and eventually costing more than $100 million to rectify. 8 Local authorities in Suffolk County, N.Y., seize counterfeit electrical safety outlets--used in bathrooms, kitchens, and garages to guard against electrical shock--bearing phony Underwriters Laboratories logos. The bogus parts had no ground-fault-interrupt circuitry, and had they been installed anywhere near water, the results could have been fatal. Dozens of consumers worldwide are injured, … [Read more...] about Bogus!
A chorus of tech pundits – myself included – unleashed a collective wail of outrage earlier this week, upon learning that hacker Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer received a 41-month sentence from a U.S. judge in New Jersey. A jury decided in November that pilfering 120,000 iPad user email addresses from a publicly accessible portion of AT&T’s website and leaking the breach to the press violated the contentious Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Auernheimer’s punishment far outweighs his “crime,” we said – further proof that this increasingly infamous anti-hacking law should no longer exist.That latter point I stand by. What I can no longer support is the beatification of Auernheimer, whose dirty laundry has muddied an important debate about computer crime laws in the U.S.While it’s not at all clear whether Auernheimer is a “good person,” however you want to define that, he has firmly established his public persona … [Read more...] about Andrew Auernheimer is not Aaron Swartz
Whatever you think of the controversy that periodically springs up over some ratings websites, they are undoubtedly useful for gathering information about businesses, products and services.In this edition of TechNewsWorld's All Things Appy, we take a look at some of the best specialist ratings and search apps for iOS.About the Platform: iOS apps are available in the Apple iTunes App Store. Navigate to the store from your device and then search for the app you want to download, or install iTunes on your computer and download to your mobile device from there.No. 1: YelpYelp is rated 3 1/2 stars out of a possible 5 for all versions based on 172,424 ratings, and 4 1/2 stars out of 5 for the current version based on 2,084 ratings in the iTunes App Store.Yelp provides crowdsourced localized search for businesses close by. It works well for restaurants, bars and coffee shops, but it also includes other businesses. One thing that makes it the best foodie search app is that you can search by … [Read more...] about WHICH APPS DO I NEED? All Things Appy: Top 5 Ratings Apps for iOS
I hope your friends have good taste, because if you're on Facebook, you're about to learn a lot more about what they like, what they read, and what pages they surf. So are advertisers. Facebook hosted its f8 developer conference recently, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg unwrapped new details about what the company calls "Open Graph."The name sounds vaguely dermatological, and kind of gross, but what Open Graph is is a new API platform and strategy that one-ups the company's old Facebook Connect platform. Open Graph will stick Facebook's nose into new corners of the Web using a new, more powerful "Like" button. It's that icon you click when one of your Facebook friends does something that amuses you or enlightens you or gives you a general urge to say "right on!" I think doing that gives them a food pellet or something, not sure. Anyway, visitors to various websites -- 30 major sites for the initial launch -- will have a chance to view content based on the likes and preferences in their … [Read more...] about PODCAST Facebook’s Bid to Spread You Across the Web in Graphic Detail
Despite the convenience of mobile devices, the desktop browser can offer the most satisfying video experience. This is partly due to the copious screen real-estate and processor power. In addition, however, Firefox has a long history of solid video-related add-ons including search, downloaders, replayers and bookmarking apps.In today's All Things Appy, TechNewsWorld takes a look at the top five must-have free video streaming and downloading add-on tools for your desktop Firefox browser.About the Platform: Perform a search for the add-on that you want in the Search box in the Mozilla's Firefox Add-Ons browser page, or browse and select the add-on.Note that add-ons can be called extensions when they have been installed.Video Resumer has 5 stars out of 5 from 11 user reviews in Firefox's add-ons library. The add-on has a total of 24,106 users.If you've been streaming YouTube videos, you'll know that pausing the video midstream then closing the Firefox tab causes the video to re-start when … [Read more...] about WHICH APPS DO I NEED? All Things Appy: Top 5 Free Video Streaming Tools for Firefox
Here's a look at some of the must-have apps for your kitchen.Apps in this genre bring interactivity, crowdsourcing and reverse searching to the table.Google's Android OS apps are available in Google's Play Store.Browse to the Play Store in your smartphone by clicking on the app drawericon. Then just search for the app.Cocktail Flow claims 500,000 to 1,000,000 installs and has an average Google Play Storerating of 4.6 stars out of a possible 5 from 4,631 reviewers.This is functionality that really shows off the power of app over website or book.Shopping suggestions for augmenting your bar, along with a budget guesstimate, tell you how many new types of cocktails you're going to be able to make after a trip to the liquor store -- and roughly how much it will cost.The app's guides explain the essentials needed to get started with your cocktail creations -- from bar tools to garnishing techniques.An animated screen, plus step-by-step preparation instructions round out the mix.An … [Read more...] about WHICH APPS DO I NEED? All Things Appy: Top 5 Android Kitchen Apps
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called it "the most transformative thing we've ever done on the Web," and Ginger McCall, chief counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center, didn't disagree."I was stunned and shocked and somewhat awed by their brilliance," McCall told TechNewsWorld. "I watched the keynote and was just floored and excited at the same time, because this gives me lots of interesting work in the days ahead."That work will include a forthcoming complaint to the Federal Trade Commission regarding Open Graph, the "transformative thing."Those other sites and networks, according to Zuckerberg, are building out separate maps of a huge graph of people using the Web. "If we can take those separate maps of the graph and pull them all together, then we can create a Web that's more social, more personalized, smarter and more semantically aware," he said.The problem, said McCall, is that those connections will be based on profile information volunteered by Facebook's users -- … [Read more...] about Facebook Critics: Does Behavioral Advertising by Any Other Name Smell as Foul?