The iPhone 7 may be taking all the headlines, but there is another current model which offers an equally compelling (and far more budget friendly) alternative: the iPhone SE. So what are the differences given the huge gap in their respective price tags? The answers may surprise you, so let’s take a look…

Note: if you do decide to upgrade to the iPhone 7, my detailed iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus review will help you choose between Apple AAPL +0.52%’s two premium models

Choosing between the iPhone 7 (left) vs iPhone SE (right) is not as simple as you might thing. Image credit: Apple

Design & Size

Apple shocked a lot of people by keeping the iPhone 6 design largely unchanged for a third generation with the iPhone 7, but it was equally surprising to see the iPhone SE launch earlier this year using the old iPhone 5/5S chassis first introduced in 2012. That said it gives users two very different options:

  • iPhone SE - 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in), 113g (3.99 oz)
  • iPhone 7 - 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) and 138 g (4.87 oz)

Yes, the iPhone SE is significantly more compact than the iPhone 7 and this is primarily due to the differences in the two models’ screen sizes (more next). Interestingly it also means the iPhone SE largely stands alone as an oasis in a desert of massive phones and it is super easy to use one handed - especially due to its flat, angular grippy edges.

The flat edges of the iPhone SE (top) make it easier to hold in hand. Image credit: Gordon Kelly

The flat edges of the iPhone SE (top) make it easier to hold in hand. Image credit: Gordon Kelly

By contrast the iPhone 7, while still relatively small by today’s phone standards, is more hazardous due to its curved edges and slippery finish. But it does come with a hidden bonus: dual stereo external speakers. This is a clever addition with Apple amplifying the earpiece to make it work as a second speaker. It’s not as powerful as dual front firing speakers, but it’s the easily the best external audio an iPhone has ever had.

Then again the iPhone SE retains one potentially major advantage over its more expensive stablemate: it retains the 3.5mm headphone jack which the iPhone 7 controversially removed. Looking for an upside? Apple claims the iPhone 7 is water resistant as a result (it’ll survive up to 30 minutes under water), though that doesn’t explain how the likes of Samsung kept the headphone jack while giving their phones similar water resistance.

Both the iPhone 7 (pictured) and iPhone 7 Plus are certified to withstand full submersion in water. Image credit: Gordon Kelly

Both the iPhone 7 (pictured) and iPhone 7 Plus are certified to withstand full submersion in water. Image credit: Gordon Kelly


Of course what makes the iPhone SE so much smaller than the iPhone 7 is its display:

  • iPhone SE - 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, 1136 x 640 pixels (326 ppi pixel density), 60.8% screen-to-body ratio
  • iPhone 7 - 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi), 65.6% screen-to-body ratio. 3D Touch

And yet this is arguably also the iPhone 7’s greatest advantage. Despite having identical pixel densities, the iPhone 7 has a much brighter display than the iPhone SE and its support for what Apple dubs ‘Wide Color’ (the DCI-P3 color space) means it is far more colour accurate as well. In fact it’s the most colour accurate smartphone display in the world.

Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus displays are bright, vivid and very color accurate pushing LCD to its limits. Image credit: Gordon Kelly

Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus displays are bright, vivid and very color accurate pushing LCD to its limits. Image credit: Gordon Kelly

The iPhone 7 also carries forward support for 3D Touch from the iPhone 6S and which Apple surprisingly excluded from the iPhone SE (most likely to keep the price down). 3D Touch is a pressure sensitive technology which detects different strengths of press on the screen to create a raft of ‘peek and pop’ shortcuts (such as previewing emails or web links without opening them and creating app shortcuts like selfie and slo mo video modes on the camera icon).

Examples of 3D Touch in iOS. Image credit: Gordon Kelly

Examples of 3D Touch in iOS. Image credit: Gordon Kelly

3D Touch splits opinion with some users finding it indispensable and others ignoring it to the extent they forget it is there (making what is and isn’t 3D Touch enabled a guessing game would help greatly). So its importance to you will be a crucial factor in which phone to choose.


The iPhone 7 is the fastest phone currently available, but before you reach for your wallet know this: the iPhone SE is also a flying machine. This is because it uses the same components as the still speedy iPhone 6S yet combines them with a less demanding, lower resolution display:

  • iPhone SE and iPhone 6S - Apple A9, CPU: Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister, GPU: PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics), 2GB RAM
  • iPhone 7 - Apple A10 Fusion: Quad Core CPU, Six Core GPU, 2GB RAM

Of course the iPhone 7 does have an advantage. Apple says the iPhone 7’s CPU and GPU deliver 40% and 50% performance boosts respectively. This will be well worth the extra money to power users and serious mobile gamers, but for everyone else you’ll be happy to know both phones race along and neither is likely to be troubled for anything iOS apps will throw at them for several years.

The A10 Fusion chipset makes the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Apple's fastest ever iPhones and the fastest smartphones currently available. Image credit: Apple

The A10 Fusion chipset makes the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Apple's fastest ever iPhones and the fastest smartphones currently available. Image credit: Apple

There are other differences. The iPhone 7 has a 450Mbit 4G compatible modem whereas the iPhone SE oddly uses the older iPhone 6 150Mbit part, though this is unlikely to be a problem unless you live in an area with extremely fast 4G.

Similarly the iPhone SE uses the iPhone 6’s first generation Touch ID fingerprint sensor while the iPhone 7 keeps the second generation Touch ID sensor from the iPhone 6S. Does this matter? Not really, the iPhone 7 is that little bit quicker at fingerprint recognition but both are extremely fast and very accurate.


The camera is perhaps the biggest factor in determining smartphone updates these days, so should you pick the iPhone 7 for its heavily marketed camera advancements? You might be surprised learn that the answer is: not necessarily.

Apple promises game changing cameras in the iPhone 7 and (in particular) the dual camera iPhone 7 Plus, but do they deliver? Image credit: Gordon Kelly

Apple promises game changing cameras in the iPhone 7 and (in particular) the dual camera iPhone 7 Plus, but do they deliver? Image credit: Gordon Kell

  • iPhone SE – Rear: 12 megapixel sensor, f2.2 aperture, Focus Pixels, EIS, dual-LED flash, 4K video recording. Front: 1.2MP Front Camera, f2.4 aperture, 720p video recording
  • iPhone 7 - Rear: 12 megapixel wide angle sensor, f/1.8 aperture, Focus Pixels, Optical Image Stabilisation, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, 4K video recording. Front: 7MP sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p recording

As you’ll spot, the real differentiator here is actually the front facing camera since the iPhone SE disappointingly retains the substandard front camera from the iPhone 6. That’s a real shame. The iPhone 7 front camera isn’t class leading, but it is far superior.

iPhone 6S (left) and iPhone SE (right) produce identical results. Image credit: Gordon Kelly

iPhone 6S (left) and iPhone SE (right) produce identical results. Image credit: Gordon Kelly

That aside both phones’ main rear shooters produce very similar results because the iPhone 7 isn’t quite as revolutionary as Apple would like you to believe. Low light photography is where the biggest advancements lie thanks to a combination of a higher aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.2) and the addition of optical image stabilisation (OIS) which allows for longer exposures.

Despite this the iPhone 7 is still comfortably behind the Galaxy S7 and, most significantly, Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL in the photographic stakes and the iPhone SE remains an excellent shooter. So only camera aficionados wedded to the iOS platform need to make this the deciding factor.

Right now the Google Pixel is clearly the best smartphone camera with the Galaxy S7 second and the iPhone 7 in third place. Image credit: Gordon Kelly

Right now the Google Pixel is clearly the best smartphone camera with the Galaxy S7 second and the iPhone 7 in third place. Image credit: Gordon Kelly

Battery Life And Charging

And it is perhaps here that the iPhone SE delivers the biggest surprise of them all because, despite a smaller capacity (1642 mAh vs 1960 mAh), it offers considerably better battery life than the iPhone 7.

The reason for this is its smaller, lower resolution display. Displays still consume most battery power while the iPhone SE also needs to drive less pixels to power it. Consequently even Apple’s official specifications pageadmits you’ll get an extra hour on the iPhone SE when surfing the web using 4G and up to 10 hours additional music playback.

Personally I find the differences to be even greater than this.

The iPhone 7 lacks a headphone jack (unlike most rivals) meaning you can charge it and use wired headphones at the same time. Image credit: Gordon Kelly

The iPhone 7 lacks a headphone jack (unlike most rivals) meaning you can charge it and use wired headphones at the same time. Image credit: Gordon Kelly

The iPhone SE will comfortably get me through a day whereas the iPhone 7 nearly always requires charging by mid to late afternoon. Given neither phone supports fast charging out the box (you’ll need to buy an iPad charger separately for a moderate improvement), this makes ‘splash and dash’ charging less effective and the importance of the iPhone SE’s greater staying power all the more useful.

Storage And Price

Easily the best thing about the iPhone SE and perhaps its greatest differentiator is price, but the iPhone 7 does come with bigger storage options:

  • iPhone SE - 16GB ($399), 64GB ($499)
  • iPhone 7 - 32GB ($649), 128GB ($749), 256GB ($849)

With 16GB all but useless given the iPhone SE’s advanced camera and 4K video, the 64GB option is the clear sweet spot and since this is $150 less and twice the storage of the entry level 32GB iPhone 7 it becomes a very tempting budget friendly option. Especially for those who want to retain the 3.5mm headphone jack.

As for the iPhone 7, the $749 128GB option is the clear standout for most customers. Note most buyers outside the US will find prices higher than this, in particular the UK and India where Apple increased prices dramatically this year.

iPhone SE vs iPhone 7 Plus (proportional size difference). My tip is to buy one of these phones and skip the iPhone 7. Image credit: Apple

iPhone SE vs iPhone 7 Plus (proportional size difference). My tip is to buy one of these phones and skip the iPhone 7. Image credit: Apple

Bottom Line

Aside from the disappointing front camera, the iPhone SE is almost a perfect budget iPhone. It’s compact, fast, long lasting and takes great photos. By contrast the iPhone 7 is more divisive with its omitted headphone jack and relatively modest camera upgrade.

Consequently my recommendation is simple: go small (iPhone SE) or - if you have the money to spend - go big for the iPhone 7 Plus which has a superior display, clever dual rear camera and vastly better battery life that easily justifies its additional $100 outlay at each storage capacity.

For me the iPhone 7 is a phone caught in no man’s land. Easily outclassed by its bigger brother at the high end and not offering anywhere near the bang for your buck of the iPhone SE.

Author : Gordon Kelly

Source : http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/11/05/iphone-7-vs-iphone-se-whats-the-difference/#cebd40d1a8bd

Categorized in Social

It looks like the things people wanted to know about the most in 2016 were Pokémon GO and the iPhone 7. The two topped Google’s this year’s searches, beating out Donald Trump and Prince.

Considering the interest in Pokémon GO earlier this year it’s no surprise the game was such a big deal in Google searches. Donald Trump came in third behind the iPhone 7 no doubt because of the circus that was the presidential election. Prince’s untimely death earned him the number four spot in Google’s searches, followed by Powerball.

Apple was easily the most popular for consumer tech-related searches with the iPhone 7 coming in at the top, and the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s coming in third and fourth. The Freedom 251—a popular smartphone in India—came in at number two, and the Google Pixel rounded out the top five.

Olympics-related search terms were popular this year thanks to the summer games in Rio. Netflix and HBO dominated TV show-related searches thanks to Stranger Things, Westworld, Luke Cage, Game of Thrones, and Black Mirror.

Seeing the iPhone 7 so high in this year’s Google searches isn’t too surprising since Apple’s smartphones always tend to rank well. What’s really interesting is that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 didn’t rank in the top five for all searches or consumer tech. Maybe if the Note 7 started exploding earlier it would’ve fared better.

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Categorized in Social

While Bing ranked multiple topics -- everything from top searched celebrities to tech trends -- it didn't share its most popular search term for the year.

Bing has released its most popular searches for 2016. The site offered multiple “Top Searched” lists, ranking everything from the most searched celebrities and tech trends to the top searched viral moments and web creators.

What Bing didn’t offer was a list of the most searched terms overall — so, while we know what the most searched animated TV show on Bing was in 2016 (“The Simpsons”), no data was given on the site’s most popular search term.


Here are a few of the lists Bing shared.

For the most searched celebrities on Bing, Lady Gaga ranked No. 1, followed by former teen couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.

Bing’s Top Searched Celebrities in 2016

  1. Lady Gaga
  2. Justin Bieber
  3. Selena Gomez
  4. Katy Perry
  5. Serena Williams
  6. Taylor Swift
  7. Kim Kardashian
  8. Amy Schumer
  9. Beyoncé
  10. Rihanna

iPhone 7 was the most searched tech trend on Bing in 2016. Tesla made it into the list of most searched tech trends twice — ranking No. 2 and No. 10. Snapchat’s Spectacles also made it into the top 10.

Bing’s Top Searched Tech Trends in 2016:

  1. iPhone 7
  2. Self-Driving Teslas
  3. Nod to Shop
  4. 4-inch iPhone
  5. SoundCloud
  6. Autopilot
  7. ‘Textalyzer’
  8. HaloLens
  9. Snapchat Spectacles
  10. Affordable Tesla

“Ryder Cup Heckler” was the most searched viral moment on Bing, a list that also included “Harambe the gorilla” and “Pokèmon Go.”

Bing’s Top Searched Viral Moments in 2016

  1. Ryder Cup heckler
  2. Villanova’s piccolo girl
  3. Powerball
  4. Aston Martin winner
  5. Who’s the mom?
  6. Evgenia Medvedeva
  7. Harambe the gorilla
  8. #DaysoftheWeek
  9. Cats of the Internet
  10. Pokèmon Go

Bing ranked the top searched web creators as well (a list made up of YouTube’s top personalities), with video gamers DanTDM and Jacksepticeye at the top of the list, followed by Dude Perfect.

Bing’s Top Searched Web Creators in 2016

  1. DanTDM
  2. Jacksepticeye
  3. Dude Perfect
  4. Markiplier
  5. KSI
  6. Fernanfloo
  7. Superwoman
  8. Ryan Higa
  9. Thomas Sanders
  10. Lele Pons

In addition to celebrities, tech trends, viral moments and web creators, Bing also ranked the:

  • Top Searched Strange but True Stories
  • Top Searched Video Games
  • Top Anticipated Cars of 2017
  • Top Searched Olympians
  • Who We Lost
  • Top Searched Animated TV Shows
  • Top Feel Good Stories
  • Top Anticipated Movies of 2017

You can find Bing’s full list of top searches for the year at: Bing — Discover 2016’s most searched stories.

Author : 

Source : http://searchengineland.com/bings-top-searches-2016-lady-gaga-iphone-7-video-gamer-dantdm-take-top-spots-265379

Categorized in Search Engine

What is the New Deal? What does "jackanapes" mean? Who shot J.R.? In years past, we would've consulted a dictionary, encyclopedia, or some other reference tool to wrangle up answers. Nowadays, we carry smart phones capable of fetching information within a few keystrokes. And when one thinks smartphone, it's difficult to overlook the Apple iPhone's industry-changing impact. So too has the iPhone changed the way we access information. If you have the appropriate iPhone search app, it's a snap to find the answer to just about any question, no matter where you are.

We've taken a look a handful of iPhone search apps for those times when you need a question answered quickly: Ask.com (Free, 3.5 stars), Bing (Free, 4.5 stars), Dragon Go! (Free, 4 stars), and Google Search (Free, 4 stars). Ask.com, in addition to traditional search, leverages the power of its community to help you get answers. The Editors' Choice award-winning Bing has excellent text, voice, and barcode search. Dragon Go! lets you control of your other installed apps. Google Search implements the search giant's Instant Results. Three of the four-Bing, Dragon Go!, and Google-even let you perform visual searches using the iPhone's camera.

Have an urgent question? Give these iPhone search apps a go and see if they can serve as your modern day Oracle of Delphi. Let us know which is your favorite in the comments section below.

Ask.com (for iPhone)

Ask.com (for iPhone)



Featuring fast searches, accurate voice recognition, and a price that can't be beat, Ask.com for iPhone is very solid mobile search engine that leverages the power of the Ask community.


Bing for iPad

Bing (for iPhone)


Featuring capable text, voice, and barcode searching, Bing for iPhone is a solid information tool for mobile users. The Bing Vision search, however, could use some work.

Dragon Go!

Dragon Go! (for iPhone)



You can already search by voice on your iPhone with Bing and Google apps, but Dragon Go! lets you do more with the results, taking advantage of other apps and a nifty sliding tab "carousel" interface.

Google Search for iPhone

Google Search (for iPhone)



The Google iPhone app brings voice and visual search on your Apple mobile or iPod touch, as well as Instant results as you key in your query. Bing's app is slightly more useful, however.


Source:  http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2391337,00.asp

Categorized in Others

Google has listed its annual "Year in Search" results, highlighting the most popular searches performed by people throughout 2016. As is usually the case, Apple-related search inquiries topped a few of the charts over the last twelve months, with Apple winning four total spots in the Consumer Tech category: the iPhone 7 topped the list ahead of the Freedom 251, iPhone SEiPhone 6s, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S7, iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy Note7, Nintendo Switch, and Samsung J7. 


Last December, the iPhone 6s ranked #1 in the same category, with the Apple Watch coming in at a high point at #3. Apple's wearable was nowhere to be seen in the top Google tech searches in 2016, despite Apple launching the new Series 1 and Series 2 versions of the device. 


In the Overall searches category, Pokémon Go came in first place in 2016 thanks to the height of its popularity and player base earlier in the summer, and the game's continued updates and additions throughout the fall. iPhone 7 ranked second behind Pokémon Go, and was the only Apple-related item to be listed in the section this year. Other popular search terms in 2016 were for Deadpool, the Olympics, Slither.io, Prince, David Bowie, and more. 

Check out the rest of Google's Year in Search rankings here to discover the most popularly searched movies, news, tv shows, musicians, and more this past year.

Author:  Mitchel Broussard

Source:  http://www.macrumors.com/2016/12/14/iphone-7-google-year-in-search

Categorized in Search Engine

Welcome to another edition of our series on paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free for a limited time. Today’s post is peppered with terrific apps, and the list once again includes the always entertaining game Goat Simulator. There’s plenty more than  just goats in Wednesday’s post though, so be sure to check out all of the apps below before these sales end.

These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.

MailTime Pro


Normally $2.99.

MailTime makes email as easy as text messaging. We reformat your cluttered email threads into clean chat bubbles!

*MailTime Pro connects with an unlimited number of email accounts. The default version of MailTime will always be free, but every additional account beyond the default two will be charged.

Email message anyone with an email address on MailTime and send photos, documents and assign tasks right from your phone. We sync all your desktop emails and smartly sort them into conversational emails and newsletters so you can deal with your inbox easily on the go.


MailTime works with your favorite email services: Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, Outlook, AOL, Microsoft Office 365, Hotmail, MSN, Mail.ru, QQ, 163, 126, and more! You can add multiple accounts on MailTime Pro for free!


Email Messaging:

Our content parsing engine cuts out annoying metadata to display emails in clean bubbles. View your emails as conversations, not threads

!Communicate, Don’t Organize:
Our intelligent inbox sorts out the Important humans from the newsletters, discounts, and other machine-generated mail in All Mail. Talk to people you care about, not machines!

Group Chats:
Managing your conversations in MailTime is just like a group chat. To add, remove, or switch participants to ‘cc’ or ‘bcc’, just swipe left and change your participants’ status.

One Click To-dos:
Use the @ symbol to quickly assign tasks without leaving the inbox. For example, “@Charlie, Please download MailTime”, will put the rest of that sentence into Charlie’s Mentions list, next to the group status list.

Just like Twitter prevents you from writing more than 140 characters, MailTime alerts you if your message is too long. You can still send them, but no guarantees that they’ll be read!

Now you can send GIFs in your emails from MailTime! Just type /giphy plus a keyword, and a random GIF will be sent to surprise you!


Adding support for Multiple Select! Now users can search within MailTime from any screen using the Spotlight Search. Jump into a new email with 3D Touch, Peek into emails before opening, Swipe a quick reply, or Long Press to expand email bubbles, addresses, contacts and web links with ease.

Magic Launcher Pro


Normally $2.99.

Magic Launcher is the only Today Widget App Launcher you will ever need, with the ability to launch more than 100,000 apps and actions from the Today Widget in the Notification Center it makes using your iPhone or iPad even easier! Launch calls, texts and more with your friends in one swipe and tap with our Magic Contact launchers and our Quick Access actions allow you to manage your phone settings with a tap of a button.


Features Include:

  • Unlimited capabilities for launching apps and actions with more than 100,000 apps including all top apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat all in your Notification Center

  • Design your own Launcher layout including modifications for icon size, text and shape

  • Magic Contact allows instant contact via Call, Messages (SMS), FaceTime, FaceTime Audio, Mail and Telegram!

  • A huge set of Magic Launchers including Google Search, Wiki Search, Weather, Clock, Clipboard search, Clipboard clear, automatic Tweet/Facebook post latest photo, Battery monitor and much more!

  • Manage Settings, quickly turn on/off WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, Location services and more

  • Widget Scheduling allows you to automatically show & hide widgets depending on time or location

  • Have multiple Launchers for various functions

  • Universal app works on iPhone and iPad with support for iOS 8, iOS 9 & 3D-Touch

  • iCloud Backup and Restore

  • Multiple language support

  • Request additional apps via our request form

  • And so much more…

Goat Simulator


Normally $4.99.

Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology, bringing next-gen goat simulation to YOU. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat, your mobile dreams have finally come true!

Gameplay-wise, Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. It has been compared to an old-school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you’re a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff. more! When it comes to goats, not even the sky is the limit, as you can probably just bug through it and crash the game.


Goat Simulator is a completely stupid game and, to be honest, you should probably spend your money on something else, such as a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe pool your money together with your friends and buy a real goat.


  • You can be a goat

  • Get points for wrecking stuff – brag to your friends that you’re the alpha goat

  • MILLIONS OF BUGS! We’re only eliminating the crash-bugs, everything else is hilarious and we’re keeping it

  • In-game physics that bug out all the time

  • Seriously look at that goat’s neck

  • You can be a goat

Done & Done


Normally $0.99.

That thing you just did – nice job! Crossing it off your to-do list always feels good but we’re going to make it much better. Let’s take that pesky task, rig it with half a tonne of TNT and blow it sky high with an earth shattering explosion!

Done and Done – light a fire under your to-do list.

You’ll find yourself getting things done just so you can bring them to an explosive end. It’s immensely satisfying and slightly addictive. Goodbye procrastination, hello productivity.

As well as a never ending stock pile of cinematic explosives you’ll get a cutting edge task manager that’s been designed to be more gratifying at every turn.


With our unique carousel you arrange your to-do’s by color, perhaps blues for work, reds for urgent, greens for groceries – you decide. With all your tasks just a spin away it’s a highly visual and fun way to keep track.

Set reminders for any or all of them.

Then when you’ve finished something just hit the detonator and stand back. It’s big bang time!

The task may be done but it’s never forgotten. You’ll have a complete history of everything so you can admire how much you’ve achieved.

This is a universal app for iPhone and iPad.

Context Camera


Normally $4.99.

Context Camera helps you to collect critical information by stamping your photos with direction, location, time and address information, as well as user comments. Never question where/when/why a photo was taken again.


Open the app and take a photo – it’s that simple. The overlay shown on screen is exactly what will appear in the photo itself.


  • Capture photos using the built in camera of your device.

  • Focus,zoom and flash settings are supported on compatible devices.

  • Variety of photo overlays available, photos can be stamped with:

  1. location (latitude/longitude, UTM or MGRS)

  2. direction (degrees or mils)

  3. user comments

  4. date and time (variety of formats)

  5. address

  • Information is also written to the image file as metadata.


  • View photos taken with the app in the built in gallery

  • Draw arrows, rectangles, ellipses and lines on your photos


  • Share photos via email/SMS/social media

  • Share multiple photos as zip files

  • Quick email feature lets you define email recipients for your photos in advance. When you choose a quick email option from the sharing menu, the recipients are automatically filled in.

Money Focus Pro


Normally $0.99.

A simple but comprehensive, brief and clear personal & business finance management app.
Be good at managing money matters will make your life relaxed and well-organized.

Check your Accounts transactions and balance;
Check Transactions under a Category;
Create Budgets and track transactions under them;
Track income and expense Bills and make sure they are paid on time.
View Transactions by date.

It supports multiple profiles; you can track yours, family members or business finance separately.
It can list your transaction by daily, weekly, monthly or yearly, and generate kinds of reports, so you can see clearly about your earnings and spending.

Key Features:

  • Add a transaction with photo of receipt, payees, account, category, budget, check number, and date.

  • Track total accounts balance and balance of each account.

  • Check transactions of each account.

  • Create categories and sub-categories.

  • Check transactions and amounts under a category.

  • Create budgets and transaction their transactions.

  • Calendar and list view of bills.

  • Mark bills as fully or partially paid.

  • Create bills reminders to make sure they are paid on time.

  • Calendar and list view of Bills.

  • Track income and expense bills with or without a repeat cycle.

  • Show all transactions by daily, weekly, monthly and yearly.

  • Copy transaction to quick add a new one.

  • Hide or show cleared transactions.

  • Add repeat and one time transactions.

  • Mark transaction as cleared or not.

  • Built-in calculator or default keyboard to enter amount.

  • Check total accounts balance chart view.

  • Supports multiple currencies.

  • Search transactions by payee, category, account, amount or note.

  • Over view of recently finance status.
  • Nine finance reports.

  • Supports multiple groups, manage your personal, family member and business finance separately.

  • Passcode protection.

  • Share data by email.

  • Supports AirPrint.

  • iCloud backup and restore.

  • Dropbox backup and restore.

  • Create multiple reminders.

  • Refresh exchange rate or change them manually.



Normally $0.99.

Choose a photo, write a short maxim to create a world unique elegant photo card.The design is inspired by Pantone, which is a company provides colors.

Magical Objects


Normally $0.99.

A sticker pack containing magical objects – hats, wands, wizards. Now you can take your mysterious conversation to the next level!



Normally $0.99.

Transfer tool for sharing files without any mobile data, which is the choice of over 600 million users.

SHAREit is a cross platform sharing tool which requires no mobile data. It’s over 200 times faster than Bluetooth. Share the photos, videos, audios and files of any formats with your friends at any time on your phone or computer.

SHAREit Professional is the advanced SHAREit App. You will experience the purest form of SHAREit without ads by paying a tiny amount for this professional edition. Also, all new features developed by SHAREit team will first be available to experience in this edition


[No ads]

We provide you purest transfer experience without ads.

[No need for internet]

No need for a Wi-Fi network or a mobile data plan. Share at anytime and anywhere.

[10 seconds to transfer a film]

Over 200 times faster than Bluetooth. The fastest speed can exceed 20Mb/s.

[Enjoy music]

Enjoy the pleasant experience of listening music on SHAREit music player.
[SHAREit Vault]

Integrated tool for photos and videos helps you protect privacy.

[Cross platform sharing]

Transfer between laptops & mobiles of different kinds without obstacles.

[Powerful functions]

Support sending files of any format.

No more cables or internet needed to transfer. Easily sharing between various devices.

SomaFM Radio Player


Normally $7.99.

SomaFM’s official app, giving you access to over 30 year-round channels of listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative radio, with all music hand-picked our award-winning DJs and music directors.

Lifehacker.com calls SomaFM one of the “Five Best Internet Radio Services” and says “completely user and listener-supported, which means no ads or commercials during your broadcasts, and the channels and programs aired at SomaFM are rarely heard anywhere else.”

Features include:

  • No registration required; no additional purchases required!

  • View stations by Popularity, Genre or your favorites

  • Shows name and artist of currently playing song and history of songs played.

  • Bookmark, Share title and search iTunes for the playing song

  • Background streaming: use other apps while listening.

  • Stream to AppleTV & Airplay devices; Qualcomm® AllPlay™ compatible speakers; Chromecast

  • Integration with many car stereo units via Dock Connector or Bluetooth

  • Remote control: Pause and restart playing as well as skip between favorite channels from your headphone remote, lock screen controls.

  • High and low bandwidth streaming: 128k MP3 and 64-80kb AAC-HE (high); great-sounding 32kb AAC-HE and good-quality 40kb MP3 (low).

  • AAC-HE support for highest quality audio even at the lowest bitrates.

Never listened to SomaFM before? Here’s our lineup, which are all commercial free:

Groove Salad: A nicely chilled plate of ambient/downtempo beats and grooves.
Downtempo electronica, mostly instrumental. Great for work.

Secret Agent: The soundtrack for your stylish, mysterious, dangerous life. For Spies and P.I.s too!
An eclectic blend of cinematic downtempo, stylish lounge, sambas and easy-tempo with an adventurous flair.

Drone Zone: Served best chilled, safe with most medications. Atmospheric textures with minimal beats.

Fluid: Drown in the electronic sound of instrumental hiphop, future soul and liquid trap.

Indie Pop Rocks!: New and classic favorite indie pop tracks.

Left Coast 70s: NEW! Mellow album rock from the Seventies. Yacht friendly.
The mid/late 70s sound that blossomed out of Los Angeles and spread up and down the west coast.

cliqhop idm: Blips’n’beeps backed mostly w/beats. Intelligent Dance Music.

Beat Blender: A late night blend of deep-house and downtempo chill.

Dub Step Beyond: Dubstep, Dub and Deep Bass. The place for Bass Music!

The Trip: Progressive house / trance. Tip top tunes.

Illinois Street Lounge: Classic bachelor pad, playful exotica and vintage music of tomorrow.

Space Station Soma: Tune in, turn on, space out. Spaced-out ambient and mid-tempo electronica.

Doomed: Dark industrial/ambient music for tortured souls.

Boot Liquor: Americana Roots music for Cowhands, Cowpokes and Cowtippers

Lush: Sensuous and mellow vocals, mostly female, with an electronic influence.

Digitalis: Digitally affected analog rock to calm the agitated heart.

Suburbs of Goa: Desi-influenced Asian world beats and beyond.

ThistleRadio: Exploring music from Celtic roots and branches
Crafted by Fiona Ritchie, award-winning host and curator of NPR’s syndicated Thistle and Shamrock radio show.

Underground 80s: Early 80s UK Synthpop and a bit of New Wave, with rarities you forgot you remembered.

Sonic Universe: Transcending the world of jazz with eclectic, avant-garde takes on tradition.
NuJazz/Avant Garde/Euro-jazz.

PopTron: Electropop and indie dance rock with sparkle and pop.
Less guitars, more synths.

Metal Detector: From black to doom, prog to sludge, thrash to post, stoner to crossover, punk to industrial.

Mission Control: Ambient and experimental music mixed with the historical sounds of the space program.

SomaFM SF 10-33: Live San Francisco Fire and Police radio with an electronic music soundtrack.

Cloud Hub


Normally $0.99.

Cloud Hub is a simple documents reader and manager for iOS platform.

It allows to download or upload files from clouds services like Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, Drive, iCloud. Built-in FTP client. Import media files from Photo Albums. Manage all local files stored in the app; change name, move, copy, delete, create directories, view the content of the most common file types like PDF, PNG, JPG, MP4, iWork, MS Office files. Share files using social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter etc.

Cloud Hub reads files:

  • PDF

  • MS Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint (doc, docxxlsxlsxpptpptx)

  • iWork: Keynote, Pages, Numberstext (txtrtf)

  • images (jpg, png, gif, tiff)

  • MP3, WAV

  • MP4, H.264

  • html, css

Access Services (download/upload):

  • Dropbox

  • Box

  • OneDrive

  • Google Drive

  • iCloud

  • FTP

Local file operations:

  • Copy

  • Move

  • Delete

  • Change name

  • File details

  • Send via e-mail

  • Share using social media (Facebook, Twitter etc.)

  • Upload to server (Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive, FTP)

  • View the content of the most common file types

  • Image viewer

  • Video player (MP4, H.264)

  • Music player (MP3)

Local directory operations:

  • Create directory

  • Delete directory

  • List chosen directory

Author:  Zach Epstein

Source:  http://bgr.com/2016/12/14/best-free-iphone-apps-ipad-dec-14-ios/

Categorized in Others

Six months after iOS users were given access to Google’s Gboard, the tech giant is finally rolling it out for Android devices.

The keyboard comes as an update to the standard Google Keyboard, and has a Google search bar built right into the app.

Like its iOS counterpart, users can easily find and share information, GIFs and emojis based on their text - and it is designed with Glide Typing.

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Gboard comes as an update to the Google Keyboard, which offers a Google search bar built right into the top row. Like its iOS counterpart, Users can easily find and share information, GIFs and emojis based on their text - and it is designed with Glide Typing

Gboard comes as an update to the Google Keyboard, which offers a Google search bar built right into the top row. Like its iOS counterpart, Users can easily find and share information, GIFs and emojis based on their text - and it is designed with Glide Typing

Google announced the release on iOS back in May and the tech giant said it would eventually hit Android devices.

Although it took six months, the tech giant is keeping to its promises and the search-centric keyboard is now available for the other half.

Its currently available as an separate app from Google, but should make its way over to the Play Store, as it was designed to replace the Google Keyboard altogether.

A Google logo is shown on the keyboard, which represents the search engine for looking up information to send – such as restaurant locations, reports Ars Technica.

There is also the highly anticipated emoji search.

Users simply tap on the emoji button and a search field will appear – allowing you to search terms to find the right emoji.

The keyboard also has a GIF search, which will drop an animated image right into your chat window.

Gboard feels like all of your favorite text apps combined into one location.


Source:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4027076/Google-finally-launches-Gboard-app-Android-six-MONTHS-iPhone-users-download-smart-keyboard.html

Categorized in Search Engine

Do you own an iPhone but, feel like you are not getting the full use of your device? Do you see other people interacting with their phones more effectively? If this sounds like you, you can learn about your iPhone and different ways to maximize your usage of it, starting today.

Find your phone fast with the brand new, free app called Find My iPhone. It lets you remotely access your phone to provide you with coordinates on a map, turn the volume up so the phone can be heard from under thick cushions, or lock the phone and wipe all data in case of theft.

If Autocorrect wants you to choose a certain word and you don’t want to choose that word, you don’t actually have to click the little X. You can tap anywhere else one the screen and the little suggestion will go away! This can be a lot quicker than trying to click the X

Avoid putting too many apps on your phone. While it can be tempting to load up your device, remember that most users wind up deleting the majority of the apps they add. It can be a costly addiction and it may also slow down your device, particularly when the apps start updating.


Find My iPhone

If you’re worried about losing your iPhone, sign up for the free Find My iPhone service. This will allow you to use the phone’s GPS to locate where the phone is. You can then either make it ring (so that you can find it if it’s near you), or you can lock and wipe the phone’s data if it’s been stolen.

Do you have a message that you want to shout out to someone? Here’s how you can turn on Caps Lock on your iPhone. All you have to do is tap the shift key twice. When you’re ready to go back to lowercase letters, double tap the shift key again, and everything will return to normal.


On your iPhone, it is possible to look at PDF files in your iBooks. When you are on a website with a PDF, you want to view or a mail message, all you need to do is tap and then hold either the PDF link or icon. Then, simply select “open in iBooks”.

Are you trying to set content restrictions on your phone? You can do this for certain applications, such as explicit music or turning off YouTube access. You do this by going to General and then tapping restrictions. Enter your passcode, and the content you choose will now be restricted. This is a great thing to do when trying to protect your children regarding phone usage.

Wolfram Alpha Search Engine

Aviation enthusiasts will love this iPhone trick. First, you must make sure that Location Services are enabled in the phone’s Settings app. Next, instruct Siri to ask Wolfram which flights are overhead. Siri will then use data from the Wolfram Alpha search engine to provide you with detailed information about any nearby flight.

Have you lost a great picture because your camera app did not come up quickly? Try this easy and quick shortcut. With the screen locked, rapidly press the Home button a couple times. The camera icon is located at the bottom right hand of your screen. Tapping this button will automatically load your camera.

If you are always missing the best photos due to too many iPhone button pushes to get to the camera, get used to accessing the camera via the iPhone’s lock screen. Simply slide your finger up on the camera icon and your photo application will immediately open. No more five button pushes and wasted seconds!

It is easy to save an image from Safari on your iPhone. When you are on the image you want, tap and hold down on the image. A message will come up, asking you if you want to “Cancel” or “Save Image”. Obviously, you will want to pick the “Save Image” option.

Video Recorder

A good tip if you’re new to using the iPhone is to learn about the built-in video recorder. A lot of people don’t even know that their phone is capable of recording videos, which is pretty sad. A lot of users submitted videos on youtube are straight from someone’s iPhone.

Set the keyboard clicks option to ON inside the setting options to give your typing an audible sound as you type. This could help reduce the number of errors you make since you can hear when the phone has registered the letters you have touched.

Go to your camera quickly when your phone is locked. A good photo opportunity can come and go in the breadth of a heartbeat. To avoid missing out on such an opportunity, just give your iPhone’s home button two quick taps. This should immediately bring up your camera or the icon for it.



You’re going to need to switch between punctuation keys and the alphabet keys, and you would like to know how to do this much more quickly. Press the ?123 key, but then don’t let up your finger as the actual punctuation layout shows up. Slide your finger over to the comma key, release, and you will see the ABC layout appear automatically.

If you are looking to zoom in on an internet page on your iPhone, you can do this by putting both fingers on the screen and moving them in separate directions. This will help a lot when you are on a page that has a font that is too small, and you want to see it more clearly.

If you find that your screen is frozen on your iPhone, hold the “home” button for at least five seconds. Doing so will automatically cause the phone to reboot. In the event that this does not do the trick, simultaneously depress the Home and power buttons for 12 seconds. Use this second method only when the first one doesn’t work.


These suggestions are just the beginning to using your phone. Try them out, and use those that work best for you. An iPhone is an expensive investment, you should get as much use from it as possible. Try these tips and you will begin to grow your knowledge base and enjoy your iPhone.

Source : https://www.musttechnews.com

Author : Idris Celik

Categorized in Others

What are the hottest new apps and games on the App Store right now? These!

There are over a million and a half apps for iPhone and iPad and the number just keeps growing. Every day new and newly updated apps hit the App Store, and it's impossible to keep up with all of them. Luckily, you don't have to. All you have to do is bookmark this page and come back every day. When you do, we'll have the best of the best new apps and games waiting for you!

Best new apps


This week, find your perfect credit card, get a streamlined Old Navy shopping experience, explore your artistic side, and tune in to AT&T's new streaming service.

New apps

  • NerdWallet - Find the credit card that's right for you based on what matters to you. Do value cash back more, or travel points? NerdWallet will find the perfect card and give you your credit score to help make a match. - Free - Download Now
  • Old Navy - With its latest update, Old Navy's app lets you shop its online store faster and easier than ever. - Free - Download Now
  • Patternshop - Put your own design on products that you buy, including throw pillows, tote bags, and phone cases. You can even use Apple Pay to pay for your customized item right in the app. - Free - Download Now
  • DirecTV Now - AT&T has at last launched its TV streaming service, offering live and on-demand access to over 120 channels. You can sign up now for a free 7-day trial, after which you'll need to pay for a package starting at $35 per month. - Free - Download Now

Best new games

This week, you can fly around the galaxy, command a massive army, take to the boxing ring, and fight to save the internet.

New games

  • Galaxy on Fire 3: Manticore - Fly off into the stars once again in the latest Galaxy on Fire title. Get into accept combat contracts, engage in thrilling dogfights, and explore a rich galaxy. - Free - Download Now

  • Dawn of Titans - This strategy game puts you in control not only of massive armies, but giant titan characters can turn the tide of battles. Boasting interesting gameplay and impressive graphics, Dawn of Titans should be on any strategy fan's to-play list. - Free - Download Now

  • Rocky - Take to the ring with the iconic characters of the Rocky franchise, boxing your way to glory with the likes of Apollo Creed, Ivan Drago, and Rocky himself. - Free - Download Now

  • Glitch Fixers: The Powerpuff Girls - Save the internet and learn basic programming skills while you solve puzzles and fight off monsters with the Powerpuff Girls. Battle against the creations of the Amoeba Boys, which are trying to take over the web, with all of the skills at your disposal. - Free - Download Now

Featured apps

This week on the App Store, Apple is highlighting its favorite apps of the year, including apps for productivity.

Featured apps

  • PDF Viewer - Quickly view, annotate, and sign documents on the go. You can even create and edit PDFs, and easily share them across a number of services. - Free - Download Now

  • Notebook - This simple, yet stylish, notes app lets you take rich notes and sync them across your devices. You can add checklists, photos, and even audio recordings to your notes. - Free - Download Now

  • Scrivener - The popular Mac app for writers made its way to the iPhone and iPad earlier this year, offering a full-featured composition experience for everyone from the beginner to the veteran novelist. - $19.99 - Download Now

Free app of the week


Linia - This puzzle game offers a unique mix of relaxation and challenge. Create a color sequence by tracing a line to connect the various shapes on the screen. The shapes are constantly on the move and changing, though, so you'll need to be able to outsmart them.

Here's what you can expect from Linia:

  • Original gameplay
  • More than 80 unique and colorful levels and...
  • ...new levels released with future updates
  • Game progress saved to the cloud
  • Achievements!
  • A little surprise if you complete all levels


You can get Linia for free from the App Store until December 15.

Source : http://www.imore.com/


Categorized in Internet Technology

Everything you need to know about iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, and more!

iPhone is a pocket camera, computer, and yes — communicator — all in one. It's Apple's most successful product and one of the most successful products of all time. Introduced by Steve Jobs in 2007, Apple has sold over a billion of them to date. Current models include iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, with enhanced cameras, water-proofing, virtual home buttons, and improved battery life. Last year's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are still on the market, available at a slight discount. And iPhone SE, which packs most of the features of iPhone 6s into the smaller, iPhone 5s package.

Best iPhone: 128 GB matte black iPhone 7

Categorized in Internet Technology


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