If all this talk of iOS 7 has wet your appetite for a new music app and you can’t wait, then maybe you should have a look at our review of Track 8. It’s a Music app that takes the Windows Phone modern UI design (formally known as Metro) and applies it to your iOS music library. Fancy a change? Then read on.
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In the wake of Google Reader’s impending demise, many RSS services have stepped forward to take its place, by offering a back-end service to gather news feeds to deliver to their existing clients. One such app is NewsBlur. As with Feedly, NewsBlur is offering an API for other RSS clients to use, in addition to, its fully featured app.
Digg is back in the wake of Google Reader’s closure. Under new management, the all-new Digg stepped up to be one of the services to replace the much used RSS service provided by Google. Since Digg’s redesign, it’s already had an app on iOS, but it has now been updated to import your feeds from Google Reader, where you can read and digg stories from all of your feeds.
Anyone who uses Google Reader to follow the news needs to find a replacement within the week. Google is pulling the plug on this perennial service on the first of July. Fear not though, there are replacements for both the client and the backend feed gathering service. We take you through the six best options for your iPhone and iPad.
Having your iPhone locked to a carrier can be a pain if you need to switch SIMs. Especially while you’re traveling, and you try slipping in another SIM card only to find that you’re blocked from using it. Knowledge is power, and to be forewarned is to be forearmed. Here’s how to find out, in advance, if your iPhone is locked to your carrier or not.
The built-in camera app of the iPhone does a good job. We have tap to focus and intelligent exposure. If you want to focus manually and change exposure levels, then you’re out of luck. A camera app, which includes those features, could understandably end up with a pretty complicated user interface. Fortunately, that isn’t the case with Analog Camera, from the makers of the popular to-do app Clear. Manual focusing and exposure levels are only a few swipes away.
Losing one’s phone is a common nightmare scenario, and no matter how careful you are, something can always go wrong. That’s why it’s advantageous to have something in place to get your phone back if the worst happens. Fortunately, Apple provides the Find My Phone feature to do just that. Here’s our guide.
It has been a long time coming, but Microsoft Office is finally available on the iPhone. Strangely, it is not available on the iPad, and for both iOS and Android tablets Microsoft still recommends using the web-based apps for free SkyDrive accounts. The iPhone client can only be used by those with an Office 365 subscription, which costs $100 for an annual subscription. If you are a subscriber, you download and sign in or create an account. What you get is an application which is practically a direct port of the Office suite found on Windows Phones.