Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Kono.ai - Mobile Scheduler App review for iPhone and Apple Watch

Meetings at work, picking up the kids, going to the gym - when you have a busy life there are a lot of things you have to juggle at the same time. To make life easier, your very own personal assistant Kono can help you schedule everything you need to do.

Kono’s taking over

There are literally tons of schedule and planning apps available online. However, Kono sticks out from the crowd because the app itself will give you suggestions when and where to meet! Not only that, Kono will even automatically send invites to your guests.

Getting lunch with myself

Kono needs some input from you in order to make an accurate schedule. You start by having to connect with Google or Facebook. For some reason I can’t connect with Facebook - Google it is. After synchronizing with my phone’s and Google’s calendar, I’m given my Kono calendar which shows all up and coming birthdays. Makes sense because I don’t use my phone or Google to plan anything. I’m an old fashioned paper planner girl. There is a green plus button at the bottom of my Kono calendar. Not to my surprise, it’s the make a new event button. I think it’s time to have lunch with myself. I hope I can make it.

So, should I try Kono.ai? It's available for iPhone and Apple watch. Meetings at work, picking up the kids, going to the gym - when you have a busy life there are a lot of things you have to juggle at the same time.The app checks the schedule of my invited guests after which it shows me options for a meeting place. Kono is correct in suggesting establishments in the Netherlands, but misses the mark by

suggesting Amsterdam. However, I realize I haven’t given Google or Kono any precise information on my location. My mistake. After randomly choosing a place and time, Koni sets up an invitation, sends it after my confirmation and lunch has been put on my calendar. It still has the pending status so I confirm and now it’s time to see if my guest does too.

Considering I’ve invited myself, I immediately go to my other email account to see if I received the invitation. No, bummer! After everything went so smoothly, I’m disappointed I have to wait 25 minutes before I receive my invite.

What else can Kono do for me?

I played around a bit after planning the appointment. I changed the time and immediately got an email telling me the event had been updated. You can add your home and work address. The more information you give and the more plans you add to your calendar, the smarter Kono will be. For example, when planning an appointment, if you have meetings back to back, Kono will never plan the next appointment 15 minutes later when your travel time is 40 minutes. You will receive notifications when it’s time to leave or when you are going to be late based on your location and average travel time.

Are the guests you’re inviting also using Kono? All calendars will be automatically compared to pick a perfect time. Everyone not using an app will get an email like I did - but remember that could take up to 30 minutes.


So, should I try Kono.ai?

The apps looks good and I always enjoy an app telling me Good Night or TGIF it’s almost the weekend. The process of planning an appointment went well and I like the fact that Kono does a lot for you. You only have to make few choices. Unfortunately, you can’t synchronize Kono with any other calendar then Google’s or the one on your phone. If that works for you, Kono won’t disappoint!

Kono.ai is available for free in the App Store (iOS8,3+, universal, Apple Watch supported).

See also: Star Walk 2 is Apple's free app of the week and Nintendo working on a game boy emulator.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Diversity helps sport take over app market

Diversity helps sport take over app market
"iPhone" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by renatomitra
Sport and mobile technology have enjoyed a fruitful relationship since the rise of handheld devices over the last decade. We could argue that no sector has better used the mobile platform to enhance their audience’s experience. Seemingly almost every sport has a host of apps available, providing extensive coverage and also using the technology to offer new insights and features to users, especially in online betting markets.

Watch goals through an app

An example of how the app platform has taken the sporting world by storm is the fact that this season goals from the Premier League can now be viewed on mobile devices before they are aired on television. Licensing laws in the United Kingdom prevent 3pm matches from being shown live on TV, with the earliest opportunity to see highlights coming only in the late evening, on either Sky Sports or BBC’s Match of the Day.

The Sky Sports and Times app have given football fans the opportunity to view goals right after the 3pm kickoffs have ended, meeting a huge demand for impatient followers of the Premier League. Should the system continue to be a success then it might not be long before games are streamed solely on apps, which has already occurred in the NFL. For the 2016 season Thursday Night Football has been streamed on Twitter in collaboration with the league and CBS. Although the matches on a whole have failed to attract the same ratings as the last campaign, the results from Twitter have been a success.

Diversity helps sport take over app market
"Schlupp on the ball" (CC BY 2.0) by Ronnie Macdonald

This will no doubt have caught the attention of the NFL and sporting organizations across the world. It would be no surprise to see other sports follow in their lead, which could see events like the Champions League final feature on social media app in the near future.

The rise of fantasy sports 

One of the leading activities in sports fandom is fantasy gaming. The majority of football fans in the UK and the USA will be part of a fantasy team, whether it’s the Premier League or the NFL. As a result, the demand has been met through several apps, but the official products from both leagues have proven to be extremely successful.

Fantasy is all consuming to passionate supporters, as displayed in the television show The League. Having the opportunity to monitor your team on the go and be aware for pickups on the waiver wire has made it an ideal match for mobile users, while it has also included video features to track players on your respective team.

Arguably the biggest area of sport that has benefitted from the revolution of mobile technology are betting companies. Customers are able to gamble on the go on events they may be attending themselves. A punter with a good knowledge of how the match is faring will be tempted to reach into their pocket and have a bet just because it’s readily available.

New features such as cash-out lend itself perfectly to this market, which enables the user to take money that is on offer in a live bet. If a user was simply on a home computer the idea may not be as enticing as they may have to leave the house, potentially missing out an opportunity of a win.

The different facets of sport allow diverse apps to be produced, which is why it has become so entrenched across mobile technology. Expect the trend to continue as further developments are made on portable platforms. Streaming services may soon overtake traditional television with the rise of Netflix and Amazon, which could change the sporting landscape and Sky's dominance of almost all sporting events, especially the Premier League.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Top 10 of best Cydia Apps for iOS 9

In Cydia, there are countless stunning apps and tweaks, many with costs thereof. The majority, however, is free. 10 of the best and free Cydia apps we have compiled the following for you.

1. YouTube Essentials

With this free Tweak gives full control of the official YouTube app. So you can pick, for example, of the mobile limitations and consequently also upload videos in HD quality over the wireless network. In addition, the age restriction can disable the video playback in the background enable (If YouTube app is running in the background), block advertisements and use a little icing on the cake, white iOS 7 keyboard.
Top 10 best Cydia Apps and Tweaks for iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod! YouTube Essentials, Fascy, TapTheAt, InstaEnchancer, ClockFirst and more!

2. Fascy

8 out of 10 apps and web applications for smartphones based on lists designs. Facebook? List of status messages. Twitter? List of tweets. YouTube? List of videos. Mail? List of e-mails, etc. Everyday we scroll us a wolf and a god forbid if you want to quickly get to a content at the end of such a list or a website. Man wipes, wipes, wipes and wipes merrily. In the same time the German team already shoot 3 goals again.

With the small and free open source Tweak Fascy it scrolls in Web views much smoother and faster. Instead of wiping example 7 times, you have to do it only 1 or 2 times. Settings brings Fascy at least in this version, not with.
Top 10 best Cydia Apps and Tweaks for iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod! YouTube Essentials, Fascy, TapTheAt, InstaEnchancer, ClockFirst and more!

3. TapTheAt

TapTheAt is a useful tweak that allows you by tapping and holding the @ button on the iOS keyboard automatically receive an e-mail address (preferably your own) can quickly and easily paste into a text box
Top 10 best Cydia Apps and Tweaks for iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod! YouTube Essentials, Fascy, TapTheAt, InstaEnchancer, ClockFirst and more!

4. InstaEnchancer

InstaEnhancer is an add-on for the instagram app. With this tweak can be saved instagram photos, change font size and more.
Top 10 best Cydia Apps and Tweaks for iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod! YouTube Essentials, Fascy, TapTheAt, InstaEnchancer, ClockFirst and more!

5. ClockFirst

This tweak is aimed at users who listen to a lot of music on your iOS device. With ClockFirst the big clock instead of the playback control is also displayed during music playback on the lockscreen.
Top 10 best Cydia Apps and Tweaks for iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod! YouTube Essentials, Fascy, TapTheAt, InstaEnchancer, ClockFirst and more!

6. Duplex Clock

With Duplex Clock allows two clocks of different time zones in the status bar of the homescreen. Ideal if you are traveling a lot and relatives and friends abroad has.
Top 10 best Cydia Apps and Tweaks for iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod! YouTube Essentials, Fascy, TapTheAt, InstaEnchancer, ClockFirst and more!

7. Alkaline

Alkaline is a small, cosmetic tweak, with the appearance of the battery icons can be changed. Unlike many other tweaks Alkaline does not require Winterboard. So you do not install a full theme engine. What Zeppelin for Provider logo is for Alkaline battery icons- just not as extensive.
Top 10 best Cydia Apps and Tweaks for iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod! YouTube Essentials, Fascy, TapTheAt, InstaEnchancer, ClockFirst and more!

8. JellyLock7

With JellyLock7 the locks creen is functional. So you can specify up to five shortcuts for apps that you want to boot from the lock screen directly and also still assign a different camera instead of those of the iOS camera icon. In addition, the appearance of the Lock screen JellyLock7 and generally can be changed.
Top 10 best Cydia Apps and Tweaks for iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod! YouTube Essentials, Fascy, TapTheAt, InstaEnchancer, ClockFirst and more!

9. TinyBar

TinyBar reduced the notification banner of iOS 7 clearly. This tweak, but also brings with various settings. So you can define, among other things yourself, how big or small the notification banner and how long it should be displayed. Does the notification more text than a small banner can display at once, scrolls the text in the desired speed as with a marquee.
Top 10 best Cydia Apps and Tweaks for iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod! YouTube Essentials, Fascy, TapTheAt, InstaEnchancer, ClockFirst and more!

10. Priority Hub

Is it largely satisfied with the default lock screen, but would a bit more order, Priority Hub is the tweak of choice. He sorted notifications for apps. A tap of the respective app icon opens the notification for just this app. This tweak belongs in the category "The Apple should integrate directly into iOS".
Top 10 best Cydia Apps and Tweaks for iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod! YouTube Essentials, Fascy, TapTheAt, InstaEnchancer, ClockFirst and more!

Let us know what you think about these Cydia apps in the comment section down below.

This article is part of our series Jailbreak. See also: Cydia tweaks of the week, and Top 5 best Cydia repos.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Tim Cook talks: About Apple TV, Jobs and Beats. Apple TV coming?

You can be so important, earn so much money and be a successful CEO, but in the USA it only counts if you've sit at the large round table at Charlie Rose. This journalist and host of his own talk show on the American PBS has interviewed everyone that matters. Now it's time for Apple CEO Tim Cook, and so it happened.
Tim Cook speaks in a interview with Charlie Rose: about Apple TV, Steve Jobs and the purchase of Beats. Apple already planning to make an Apple TV


After unveiling the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple's own payment system and the Apple Watch, Tim Cook moved on to Rose for a long and candid interview. A remarkably energetic Cook talks about Steve Jobs how he changed him, Beats Music and how the television market has stood still the past 40 years.

About Beats 

The acquisition of Beats was one of the biggest events of 2014, where Apple usually purchase small unknown companies, it was this time a large and very popular brand. Tim Cook tells Charlie Rose what he saw in Beats and the people behind it.

Tim Cook didn't says anything about what Apple will do with the headphones and the music service of Beats exactly, but the passion in which he talks about Beats is that it will be integrated much closer with iTunes.


About Apple TV

In recent years, many people asked Tim Cook about Apple's plans in the television market, and so it is now. Cook starts with the answer in which he always give namely; Apple is interested in the TV market. At the same time, he indicated that the experience of watching TV in the past 40 years hardly improves; ''The interface is terrible, I mean it’s awful''.

Rose than ask the question to Cook: ''So, Why don’t you fix that''. Unfortunately, the answer is less stunning that we would hope. Cook says that Apple is already taken steps about Apple TV, but he can’t say anything about Apple's future plans.


About Steve Jobs

As Apple's plans in the television market will Tim Cook get in every interview the question about his predecessor, Steve Jobs. Charlie Rose asks him how Steve Jobs still is recognizable in the company and Apple products. Then Cook replies that he is still in his heart and that he still thinks every day about Jobs.

He also reveals that Steve's office on the fourth floor of Apple's headquarters in Cupertino is still intact, including his name on the door.


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Top 5 Cydia tweaks for your iPhone/iPad Control Center

Top 5 free Cydia tweaks and Apps for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Control Center. Check it out!

With iOS 7, Apple has the Control Center established whereby, important functions of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are easy to find. Jailbreak users know and appreciate a very similar feature called SBSettings been a good 6 years. With the following 5 jailbreak tweaks you can make the Control Center even better and more useful.

Related links: Top 5 Tweaks for your Lockscreen.

FlipControlCenter


With free FlipControlCenter can be the control center to adjust completely to their own needs. So you can define additional control buttons for other important iOS-functions or change the arrangement of the buttons. More Quick Start buttons for Apps? Control buttons, for example, For LTE, wireless data, VPN, hotspot feature? No problem with FlipControlCenter

As a simple alternative to FlipControlCenter the free tweak also recommends CCToggles.

Top 5 Cydia tweaks for Control Center


Polus


By default, can be in the control the flashlight, quickly start the timer function of the watch-app, the computer and the camera. The tweak Polus, you can put any desired app in this quick start bar. So if the computer instead prefers Facebook or Twitter would like to start from the control out can do so with Polus. You can also deposit with Polus more or less than four apps as a quick start. Moreover, also, the control buttons can change. Price around 0.99 $

Top 5 Cydia tweaks for Control Center


CCHide


Who would like it plain and clear, is well served with CCHide. With this tweak can be desired departments disable and hide in the Control Center.

Top 5 Cydia tweaks for Control Center


Addial for iOS 7


Apparently there are people who actually make calls even with their smartphones. Tweak the Addial for iOS 7 is aimed at those users. With it you add the control center, an additional department, who you can assign any phone functions. So you can quickly add a new contact, for example, open the dialer or directly call a contact. Price around 0.99 $.

Addial for iOS 7


Share Widget for Control Center


Share widget is a free tweak for users who wish to publish always and quickly send tweets or status messages on Facebook- directly from the control out.

Top 5 Cydia tweaks for Control Center



See also: Top 5 Cydia apps for iOS your Lockscreen, Top 10 of best Cydia Apps for iOS 7, and The best Cydia Sources/Repos.

What do you think about these tweaks, let us know in the comment section down below. This article is part of the series Jailbreak.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Nintendo is working on a Game Boy emulator for iOS iPhone and iPad!

Is Nintendo finally getting it? Would it be possible to play Game Boy games legally on iOS? There is hope: Nintendo has filed a patent that makes it possible to play games on tablets and smartphones.
Nintendo is working on a Game Boy emulator for iOS iPhone, iPad and iPod touch! From now it is possible to play games like Super Mario on your iPhone!


Game Boy emulator

Currently it is possible to play Nintendo games on your iOS device without jailbreak via an unofficial app. GBA4iOS is a popular app that lets you play Game Boy games on your iPhone/iPad and iPod touch device. But, because the app is illegal, it isn't available in the App Store. The Japanese developer Karen Stai has found a way to make Nintendo games playable via an emulator in Safari. She has succeeded to build such a system in a mobile browser, without jailbreaking the iOS device. Same as the Netflix-like torrent streaming service ''MovieBox'', which also came available via Safari.

GBA4iOS has shown that Game Boy games work fine on iOS devices via an emulator. But of course, we would like to play Nintendo games from an official app from Nintendo itself. There is a glimmer hope for Nintendo fans, because the Japanese company has filed a patent, which describes that Nintendo wants to emulate Game Boy hardware. The software (games) would have to operate on mobile devices.

Nintendo is working on a Game Boy emulator for iOS iPhone, iPad and iPod touch! From now it is possible to play games like Super Mario on your iPhone!

Nintendo

Nintendo made again an operating loss. This is mainly duo to the poor sales of the Wii, which is currently defeated by Playstation 4 and Xbox One. And not only by the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, everyone who owns an iPhone or iPad device, don't need an 3DS, because why would you? For years are people saying that Nintendo should create Nintendo games for iPhone and iPad. And now it's probably finally time.

It is also very strange if Nintendo will great such a system for iOS devices, who will than buy an Nintendo 3DS, if you can play Nintendo games on an iPhone. It isn't very logical, but for us, it is great news!

Let us know what you think about this in the comment section down below.

See also: How to play Nintendo games via an emulator.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Star Walk 2 is Apple's Free App Of The Week

Star Walk 2 is Apple's Free App of The Week. Get it fast before it costs money again! Start Walk 2 review and download free here
On a clear summer night, there is no better time to watching stars. It is amazing to see where the stars are hiding. Since today is Star Walk 2 available for free in the App Store, and so now it is even easier to explore the universe through the lens of your iPhone.

Discover the universe on your iPhone or iPad

With Star Walk 2 you won't discover only constellations, but you can also zoom in on individual planets. By zooming in on a star or planet you get more specific information of the the area, for example; it shows the distance to the sun, the temperature and the visual size. Also, if you give the app permission to get access to your camera, you get to see through augmented reality where the stars are in relation to your iPhone.

Star Walk 2 is Apple's Free App of The Week. Get it fast before it costs money again! Start Walk 2 review and download free hereAlthough you can use the app just fine for free, there are also some features hidden behind in-app purchases. These can be purchased for $ 3.99 all at once, but even without is Star Walk 2 definitely worth downloading.

Download Star Walk 2 free (117,8 MB, iOS7+)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Twitter sharing disappeared from the latest iOS beta

The latest beta of iOS solves many bugs, but also contains a "wolf": the disappearance of Twitter in iOS sharing options. Without warning Apple has removed the link sharing a text or link to Twitter, a notable absence in both the system itself and in the Apple Apps comes as standard, like Photos or Safari.
Apple has removed the Twitter app icon in iOS 8.3.

This change could hide a big change from the App, Twitter itself, which could be enriched with new features making it much less necessary the old sharing function. There is also a precedent for this type of "withdrawal", with the case of YouTube, which had been removed from the version of iOS 6 before reappearing as an app "stand-alone"much richer performance and effective application very infrequently updated proposed standard.

Hope nonetheless that these changes does will impact negatively on some not particularly convenient features, as does hanging a picture with his iPhone to then switch on the fly on his Twitter account directly from sharing options. It is not certain that a remote application is in this case as convenient to use.

See also: Twitter removes Music App from the App Store.

 

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