Film – and direct – your very own live music video with Evergig (and beat the crowds)

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in Tech on Wednesday 20 May 2015

Montague and Capulet. Coke and Pepsi. Sony and Nintendo. Apple and Samsung. Whether you are a fan of Shakespeare, cola, computer games or gadgets, history is littered with two rivals battling it out for supremacy and bragging rights. When it comes to electronics, the battle between the two big dogs in smartphones has raged for years. Like a humble and workman-like Lionel Messi to a flashy, self-promoting Cristano Ronaldo, Samsung has been happy to climb to the top of the smartphone market without generating Apple-like levels of hype.

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PIVOT allows you to see what places looked like in the past… with a simple click

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 26 March 2015

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If you’re a history buff and have always wondered about the city you live in – in particular what it used to look like a hundred years ago – now there’s an exciting new app that will show you the world through a tunnel of time. PIVOT allows you to look into the past simply by pivoting your smartphone to access a virtual tour or to see what a place near you looked like in the past.

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You can clear the pages of this book over and over again by popping it into the microwave

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Tuesday 17 March 2015

If you’re a tree hugger or a spy who wants your secret codes erased as soon as you write them down, Rocketbook is it. The 8.5-inch-by-11-inch 100-page notebook uses heat-sensitive ink found in FriXion Pilot ballpoints and comes with a smart app. When you put your Rocketbook in the microwave for 30 seconds, everything you scribbled is cleared but remember to save your writings or sketches via the specific app that will upload them to the cloud first.

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Thwarted in love? Agony App will solve your love problems

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 24 September 2014

Funny, there used to a Tumblr for everything in the world. Now it seems like apps are the new Tumblrs. Agony App, as the name suggests, promises to be the digital equivalent of Agony Aunt by harnessing the collective wisdom of other live humans to help you out with your relationship woes.

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Want a stranger to wake you up without the awkward morning after? There’s an app for that

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 24 September 2014

What? Or rather, should we ask, ‘Want?’ With Wakie, those who would have always dreamt about having a perfect stranger now have their dreams come true. You can either sign up as a sleepyhead, or, if you’re a good Samaritan, sign up to be a wakie.

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This anti-selfie app allows you to censor your own face

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Tech on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Finally, and it’s about time too, an anti-selfie app has been launched. Named SLMMSK, Glitche’s iOS app comes with 10 anti-selfitis filters for people who do not have regular urges to share their face with anyone and everyone online. With its ten zany filter options, you can drop a censor bar over those eyes that […]

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Yes, this app discreetly zaps out all traces of your ex digitally without the drama

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Breaking up in the digital age really sucks, so some kind soul in the world actually came up with an app to zap these digital remnants of your past love to smithereens. Well, sort of. Killswitch combs through your Facebook profile and removes traces your ex, whether it’s pictures, videos, wall posts or tagged status […]

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Behold, an app that cares for your cat using cat-face recognition

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 28 July 2014

42ARK founder Mu-Chi was prompted to build smart pet feeder, Bistro, when one of his cats was diagnosed with pancreatitis — something he could have known earlier if he had access to her eating habits. The intelligent feeding management tool helps cat owners monitor and control their cats’ eating portions. It even comes with cat-facial […]

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There’s an app that lets you search for your dead pet’s doppelganger (so you can adopt them)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 5 June 2014

If you’ve lost a pet, there’s a new app that allows you to search for your deceased pet’s doppelganger. Not only that, but after you’ve found your pet’s twin, you get the opportunity to find out where the animal is located so you can go ahead and adopt it. The app is called PetMatch and […]

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This Mac app will bluff bosses and coworkers into thinking you’re hard at work

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 14 May 2014

Visual artist Jon Cohrs and writer Natalie Mooallem combined forces to create Corporate Avoidance, a free Mac app that can be used with Final Cut Pro, ProTools, MPEG Streamclip, Adobe After Effects, Audition, Encore, Adobe Premiere Pro and the such, to make your computer look as if it’s busy rendering. The aim is to liberate […]

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Sore? Let this app help you beat aches with its ‘manga treatment’

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 14 May 2014

With a name like Vigorous Eyes!2, you know this app has to be good. What it does is to demonstrate, step by step, how to relieve aches and pains with ‘stretches for your vigorous eyes’ and DIY massages. Voice instructions are merrily meted out in Japanese and accompanied by lines in slightly mangled English while […]

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An app for restaurants to sell discounted leftovers (instead of throwing them away)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 12 May 2014

If you’ve ever worked in the hospitality industry you’ll know just how much food goes to waste at the end of a dinner shift. Kilos upon kilos. So a group of non-wasters got together to create an app – PareUp – that allows users to buy leftover restaurant goodies. The mobile app ‘will store inventories […]

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Italian police has launched an app for you to help them find stolen art

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Now, for something we never saw coming: after recovering stolen artworks by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard, the Italian police have announced their new app that anyone can download and capture pictures of artworks they suspect are really stolen. These pictures will be scanned by Italy’s heritage police against their stolen art database — the […]

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iPad reflections of London by Gavin Hammond

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Photography on Saturday 18 January 2014

Lomo photographer, Gavin Hammond, best known for his London In Puddles series, which showed beautiful reflections of the capital in murky rain water, has often been asked to make his work available on the iPad and tablet. His reaction: a series of iPad-inspired Lomo photos entitled, London – There Is An App For That – […]

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Tapestry: a tappable story app

Kuan Huang Reader Find

By Kuan Huang in Tech on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Tapestry is a collections of short and wonderful stories made for reading on the mobile phone. I really enjoy reading it. This is my favorite tapestry story so far. It’s written for a recent movie, The Way Way Back. I almost feel like this might be the future of movie trailers.

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