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What are the best features of the new iPhone?

By shinychris on January 21st, 2013

All in all it’s easy to think that once you’ve seen one mobile phone you’ve seen them all. In some cases this is sort of true. When it comes to innovation we haven’t seen anything truly ground breaking or world changing in a long time. What we are seeing now are lots of pointers and hints at which direction the world of the smart phone might be heading.

Apple’s latest addition to its mobile phone stable gives a few clues at what we might be able to expect from the next generation of smart phones. Here are a few ideas of what we might see:

1.            Larger screens: Apple have taken a while to reach the same conclusion as other manufacturers, but now that they have designed the new iphone with a larger screen it tends to make the other even larger handsets look bulky and wasteful. The four inch screen on the iPhone 5 seems perfectly proportioned when compared against others. It fits snugly in the hand but it is big enough to be able to watch wide screen movies without screen squish and the increased resolution means that words are easier to read and games are easier to play.

2.            Smaller case: We might yet see smart phones become small enough that we can wear them on our wrists. Indeed the only thing stopping this from becoming a reality is the requirement for such a large screen. But Apple has proved that it really is possible to put everything that a phone needs into a space that is smaller than a wallet.

3.            More robust operating system: The latest update to Apple’s iOS has brought a host of changes and tweaks that might not render anyone obsolete, but do a good job of giving other handsets a run for their money.

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Cycling, iPhone App

Is this the smartest iPhone cycle gadget so far? Wahoo’s RFLKT

By Stefano on November 20th, 2012

Wahoo Fitness is best known for its range of iPhone-friendly gadgets that are normally the preserve of our pals over Connected Health. However RFLKT, which we spotted on Mashable has caught out eye.

It is an iPhone powered computer for street bikes which is expected to launch at the end of December or early January, just in time for CES.

What makes this quite special is the way that it can connect with your iPhone – and a number of other devices too – using Bluetooth. So you can keep your iPhone hidden away in a bag and harness some of its functionality on the RFLKT. Basically the device sits on your handlebar and then connects to the company’s iPhone app wirelessly. You can then see your biking stats, control your music and more from the RFLKT and not have to worry about getting out, and maybe dropping your iPhone. The device works with iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

According to Mashable RFLKT doesn’t require charging. It runs on a small coin cell battery, which is easy to replace and very affordable. It lasts about a year or two.

It sports four big buttons, two on each side of the device, that control what screens you see — you can switch screens to see all your data. The buttons are also configurable through the app. And it’s easier to use four buttons than the touch screen on your iPhone that requires you to look at the screen.

There’s no details yet on price and UK availability, but this looks like a serious gadget for cyclists and one that will be on our list. More from Mashable here.

iPhone App, Lifestyle

London Thru Cafes

By Laura on December 31st, 2011

In a city like London it can sometimes be overwhelming trying to figure out where the best cafes are.

That is why here at Brandish we are absolutely obsessed with a app called London Thru Cafes. This beautifully designed app focuses on independent cafes and has lots of ideas for interesting things to do ranging from all the classic tourist attractions such as the Tate and Southbank, to hidden gems known only by locals.

The app features over two hundred original photos to bring entries to life, reviews,
plus all the essential information such as opening hours, off-line maps, nearby stations, access information, whether there’s Wi-Fi or gluten free options available and area write-ups to give a place context. There’s also information on which coffee and cake places serve. Best of all the app works off-line so you can browse your options while on the tube to your destination.

Whether you live in London or are just visiting, the London Thru Cafes app is definitely a must have.

Oh and did we mention it is Free for a limited time over Christmas?

Entertainment, iPhone App, Lifestyle & Gadgets

Augmented reality race game launched for the AR.Drone

By Laura on May 17th, 2011

Parrot have just announced AR.Race a cool new game for the AR.Drone.

The AR Drone, in case you haven’t had a chance to check it out is a remote controlled quadrotor helicopter with built in wifi and 2 cameras – controlled via the iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad. Parrot, have now launched a free racing game on the app store that will allow 1-4 pilots to challenge each other on the same circuit bring users a whole new experience.

Five game levels are available, with or without the use of the inflatable items which include a 2 pylons with a finishing line and a donut. Check out some of the pictures of the game in action in the gallery.

The game will be available for free on the App Store from 7 June


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iPhone App, Lifestyle & Gadgets

iSupr8: Make Ultra Hipster Videos With Your iPhone

By Laura on January 18th, 2011

If there is one thing that iPhone users apparently love its retro style apps. Both the Hipstamatic and Instagram apps take care of your photos, but what about your videos? They just look so modern and boring. Well get ready to rejoice the iSupr8 is about to fix this by applying a Super 8 filter to your iPhone’s video function.

The £1.99 app lets you record in 360p, 480p or 720p, and has shortcuts to export to your camera roll, share on Facebook and send via email. Check out the demo above.

First posted to Tech Digest

iPhone App

VideoSurf: The Shazam of Video

By Laura on January 17th, 2011

I recently came across this great app that basically works like Shazam, but for video.

The concept behind the app is very simple. If you are sitting at home watching TV and see an actor you recognize, but you can’t remember his/her name, you can just whip out your phone, point it at the screen, and let VideoSurf identify the person. Not only that but it will take you to information online about the actor, and suggest other videos to watch!

Footwear, iPhone App

Converse AR App: Try On Shoes Without Leaving The House

By admin on December 8th, 2010

Hate shoe shopping? Converse has released a cool new iPhone app that lets users try any shoe from their catalogue simply by pointing an iPhone at their feet.

The app uses augmented reality to place a virtual shoe over your foot, so that you can get an idea of how the shoes will look. All with out the piles of shoe boxes, disgruntled store assistants and never ending lines.

Once you find a pair you like, then simply click through to the store where you can purchase the shoes directly from your phone.

The app is free to download here


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