Earlier this week, a report from Bloomberg claimed that Apple is considering future iPhone models with “hover” gestures and curved screens. Now, designer Martin Hajek (via iDrop News) has offered up his take on what such an iPhone could look like…
We don’t usually cover infographics and comparisons on Android Police – most are biased, pointless, or without much credibility – but this latest data set from appfigures made us stop and do a double-take because it presented interesting stats from a rather reputable app analytics company.
appfigures‘ report looked at 10 different questions regarding the Play Store and App Store and tried to answer them with stats pulled from its Explorer app research tool.
Some interesting stats about Google Play Store vs. Apple App Store apps and development was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Apps designed for the Mac don’t often receive as much attention as apps for iOS, so we’ve launched a monthly series that highlights useful, interesting Mac apps that are worth checking out.
This month’s app selection, outlined in the video and the post below, includes apps for cleaning up apps on your Mac, finding new wallpaper, reading the news, and more.
- OmniDiskSweeper (Free) – OmniDiskSweeper is a free app from the company behind OmniFocus. It’s designed to show you all of the files that are installed on your Mac in size order, so you can find what’s hogging space on your machine and delete it if so desired. OmniDiskSweeper doesn’t discriminate against critical and non-critical files, though, so be careful when deleting stuff.
- News Explorer ($9.99) – News Explorer is a simple newsreader app that supports RSS, JSON, Atom, and Twitter, with cloud-based synchronization available between your Mac and iOS devices. It offers a distraction-free interface with a built-in browser and a selection of themes for customization purposes. Offline news is supported, as are smart filters, reader view, built-in imaging viewing, and more.
- Switchem ($9.99) – Switchem is designed to let you customize your workspace and manage your windows. You can group windows into different types, organize them into tiles and split-screen work views, and switch between open windows quickly.
- Wallpaper Wizard 2 ($9.95) – Wallpaper Wizard 2 is, as the name suggests, an app where you can find wallpapers for your Mac. It offers a collection of more than 25,000 HD wallpapers in 4K quality that look great even on Apple’s largest displays. New wallpapers are added on a monthly basis, and there’s a feature that’ll automatically switch your background if you want.
- App Cleaner (Free) – App Cleaner is a minimal application that has one purpose — it’s designed to let you uninstall apps and all of their associated files. Just drag an app onto the App Cleaner interface and it’ll find all of the hidden files so you can get rid of them.
Do you have favorite must-have Mac apps that we haven’t highlighted yet? Let us know what they are in the comments and we might feature them in a future video. Many of this month’s picks came from our forum members.
Make sure to also check out our February list, which covered apps like Unclutter, Dropzone 3, Bartender 3, and Magnet, and if you want some nifty iOS apps worth downloading, check out our separate iOS app list.
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The Nintendo Switch turns one year old today, and last week on Circuit Breaker Live, we looked back at some of the most interesting accessories for Nintendo’s new console that have come out this year.
There’s a bunch of interesting stuff out now that you’ll want to pick up for your Switch. You can swap out that terrible kickstand with a sturdier aluminum one, for instance, or add on a pro controller for more comfortable long gaming sessions. Charging is also a super interesting place for Switch gear, since the console uses a standard USB-C port. There are full out charging cases for recharging on the go (an important thing for the portable Switch), giant USB-C battery packs that are almost too big to take on a plane, and portable…
Apple this afternoon announced the financial results for its fiscal first quarter of 2018, and the numbers for the 3-month are good but not great. The company beat EPS and revenue expectations, but fell short in iPhone sales.
Following the release of its earnings report, CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri hopped on a conference call to talk about Apple’s performance. And as usual, we’ve rounded up some of the more interesting points from the call…. Read the rest of this post here
For all the buzzwords surrounding television, I’ve feel like TVs have been kind of boring for a while. I’ve attended CES four years in a row, and it seemed each event basically refreshed the same basic units with only mildly tangible improvements. Sure, I’d ogle at the bombastic displays setups and panels I could never afford, but most improvements of the past years seemed more iterative than groundbreaking – or even just interesting. And then CES 2018 came along. This time around, the race wasn’t just on to see who could push more pixels, colors or nits – differences most…
CES 2018 was a busy show, as usual, and so it’s understandable that we let a few announcements slip through the cracks. The items in this wrap-up did not fall into the Android TV, Assistant, or Alexa “categories,” so they all got lumped into their own miscellaneous one. Some of these are actually pretty neat, even if they are only mildly interesting.
August is known for its smart locks, but the company is partnering with Deliv, a last-mile same-day delivery service, to provide in-home parcel drop-off.
CES 2018 wrap-up: All of the mildly interesting miscellaneous stuff was written by the awesome team at Android Police.