I’ve been a die-hard Spotify fan for months now and until Google’s All Access was announced, I had never even thought twice about switching to a different company for my music needs. Well, Google has yet to release an iOS app for its All Access service, and after giving it a try on a friend’s HTC One, I’m not convinced that it can beat Spotify.
However, there is another company that keeps making it harder and harder for me not to look their way, and that’s none other than Rdio. Before deciding to subscribe to Spotify about a year ago, I decided to use a free trail with Rdio to see what the new hype was about. Well, it wasn’t my first choice then, but boy have they made some progress…
My personal favorite of the cross platform instant messengers, Kik, has just been updated for both iOS and Android to bring a number of improvements and bug fixes. The new update increases the message history and adds more options in the “More” panel.
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Vudu iOS users will be happy to hear about the new update that was just released. The main selling point of this update is the ability to download videos for offline use. This update is for iPhones and iPads. Vudu now lets you download Vudu and Ultraviolet content.
Flickr has been getting some buzz lately. Yahoo has taken over Flickr and right away we saw many of changes. Yesterday they announced that users will have 1TB of lifetime storage and will include the ability to keep high-resolution photos. Yahoo is already integrated with iOS in a few ways such as the weather app. Vimeo is on the hunt to become a bigger competitor with services like YouTube.
One of the aspects of iOS that I get bored with the most is the lock screen, even with jailbreaking – it's nice to switch it up every now and then. For those who feel the same, we've got an awesome new jailbreak theme for you, LS Squares. This theme adds four tiles to your device lock screen with some useful information, that of weather, temperature, date, and of course the time.
One type of jailbreak tweaks that I find most useful is those that allow you to add shortcuts, whether it be to your favorite apps or actions. Today we get another tweak to that line, developed by Claus Cartel, dubbed SubIc0ns. SubIc0ns give you quick access to seven of your favorite apps where ever you may be in iOS.
The rather popular electronics accessories company, ZAGG, has just released their new line of iPad mini keyboards: the ZAGGkeys Cover and ZAGGkeys Folio. Both products feature an ultra-thin build, bluetooth support. These keyboards also feature a new patent-pending technique that allows you to share and use your iPad mini without the keyboard, even with the accessory attached; this is due to a hinging system that rotates 135 degrees. Head inside for all the details.
Oklahoma was pounded with deadly storms with massive tornados the last few days. The President declared the tragedy a Major Disaster on May 20th, 2013. The damage, injuries and death toll is overwhelming. In times like this it is a breath of fresh air when companies, businesses and communities help out the victims of the disaster. AT&T has stepped up and waived voice, data and text messaging services for the victims in Oklahoma.