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Sticky AI – A Fun New Way to Create Social Media Stickers?

Sticky AI – A Fun New Way to Create Social Media Stickers?

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Are you of the opinion that there aren’t enough social media stickers for you to enjoy?  If this sounds like you, then Sticky AI is for you.  The app allows you to take a selfie and, well… add stickers.  There are some other features in there too, like being able to remove the background, and actually change what the photo looks like.  Think – drawing.  Either black/white or with colour.  But that’s about it.  Which makes me wonder if it’s even worth it?  If you’re big into sharing these kinds of stickers with your friends, then perhaps.  But honestly, it doesn’t have that many features.

Basically, you take a selfie.  Or you use an existing one.  From there, you remove the background.  You can add a background in, but it’s a solid colour only.  Which, doesn’t seem that exciting to me.  If I’m creating stickers, I want them to be fun.  I want to add something ridiculous in there.  Like a dinosaur.  Making it look like it’s going to bite my head off.  But as it stands you can only change it to a colour.  And not even a fancy colour.  Like red, green and blue.  From there, you can change the way the face looks.  So, if you want it to look more like a drawing, you can.  Your options are: your original image, black and white drawing, or colour drawing.  And lastly, you can add some words in there.… Read the rest

Why is the AppStore Rejecting AdBlocking App Updates?

Why is the AppStore Rejecting AdBlocking App Updates?

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Popular ad blocking applications like Adblock and Weblock have explained that Apple has stopped accepting updates to their applications, on the grounds that they violate a section of the AppStore Developer Guidelines.  Which one?  Well, the requirement stipulates that apps should be useful, unique and provide some kind of value.  More specifically Apple states: “your app should include features, content and UI that elevate it beyond a repackaged website.  If your app is not particularly useful, unique or “app-like”, it doesn’t belong on the App Store.  If your App doesn’t provide some sort of lasting entertainment value, or is just plain creepy it may not be accepted”.

Why is this an issue for Adblock and Weblock?  They are both VPN-based adblock apps who recently had their updates rejected.  Again, why is this an issue? The adblocking app installs certificates on your device to block advertisements both in Safari and other applications.  The issue for Apple is that they want advertisements through Safari.  Apple indicated that they “have always supported advertising as one of the many ways that developers can make money with apps”.

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If you want to block the advertisements, you have to find an app that uses the Safari Content Blocker.  Further to that, they haven’t removed the actual applications from the AppStore, but rather are just blocking future updates.  Does this make sense?  And is it fair?  For one, this has been a rule of Apple’s since day one.  … Read the rest

Starting June Apple Watch apps Must Work Without an iPhone

Starting June Apple Watch apps Must Work Without an iPhone

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In the about time file. Starting this June 1st non-native apps won’t be approved for the App Store. That means that every single Apple Watch app must work without the need for an iPhone. Apple should have mandated this right from day one. However better late than never. So here is the deal. Specifically, Apple says anything submitted to the App Store approval starting June 1st has to be a native app running watchOS 2. One can only hope this act will result in much better quality applications than the half-baked apps we have gotten so far for the Apple Watch.

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Angry Birds 2 is Live in the AppStore

Angry Birds 2 is Live in the AppStore

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With over 1.5 billion downloads, the Angry Birds franchise certainly needs no introduction. The only question that remains is: How many of you are going to download Angry Birds 2?

Angry Birds 2 is out! It should really be called Angry Bird 11. The Angry Bird games is the latest in a what seems to be an endless flow of apps. Rovio has survived in the mobile game space since the company released Angry Birds. That is a very hard feat to do achieve. Just as Zynga. Angry Birds has had different interpretations of the game almost like every year. They have had Star Wars, Transformers and there is even a Mario Kart version. This is finally the first sequel to the original people have been waiting for. Rovio hasn’t made a sequel for the original title that launched all the way back in 2009. You’re still throwing birds at pigs but there are so much more. The gameplay has been tweaked with new multi-stage levels. You now have spells and big Boss battles with pigs. Rovio is hoping that this Angry Birds 2 will recapture the first game’s great success.

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Top Apple Watch Finance Apps

Top Apple Watch Finance Apps

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We already covered which were the must have apps to download for Apple Watch. Now that is out of the way, here are the top Apple Watch apps by category. For now apps run from your iPhone then show up on your Apple Watch. Once on the Apple Watch they can be accessed in a few ways. You can interact with them in the form of actionable notifications, informative glances, or interactive extensions. You download apps in two different ways. You can download an app from the AppStore that is compatible with Apple Watch or you can use the Apple Watch app to download apps. The first method is the only way to get apps from Family Share. Once an app is download, it will automatically and very conveniently transfer to your Apple Watch. Right now, the Apple Watch AppStore is like the wild wild west. We are going to put it into an order for you or, as the streaming media folks say, curate it. All the apps below are free unless you see a price next to it.

Just click the category that interest you most. All the apps are free unless you see a price next to it.

2. News

3. Sports

8. Finance

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Money makes the world go round. Actually, at this point Apple makes the world go round.

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The Current List Of AppleWatch Apps

The Current List Of AppleWatch Apps

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The iPad came out with very few apps. Since then Apple has learned from that mistake. We now have apps galore. Most of those apps are universal. Apple didn’t show off many apps during its Spring Forward event but you can be sure there will be loads on release day. Below are just a few they did show off. Are they enough to motivate you to buy one of first generation Apple Watches?

 

Alarm.com

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Alarm.com will let you check in on your home. You can check your security cameras and control your locks. Apple Watch software chief Kevin Lynch was able to use his an Apple Watch to unlock his garage door remotely.

 

 

Instagram

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Instagram app for Apple Watch seems a bit too much for a wrist. With the app you can scroll through your Instagram feed, like photos, and view comments. There’s even an Activity feed for your notifications.

 

 

Uber

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Uber app for Watch allows you to request a car to your current location. The app will display a photo of the car, its licence plate, and the driver picking you up. The app will also show you the Uber driver rating.

W Hotels

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W Hotels and SPG already let you open your hotel room with their NFC apps. Well, W Hotels is bringing that magic to the Apple Watch along with a lot of other features. The app displays your check-in and check-out date, confirmation number, and room number.… Read the rest

The Very Helpful app Notifyr is Free Today

The Very Helpful app Notifyr is Free Today

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Notifyr a very helpful app that does one thing and does it very well. It will let you pair your iPhone with your Mac to give you your iPhone notifications right on your laptop or desktop computer. This is very helpful if you hate having to take out your phone each time you feel a buzz or hear a tone. Notifyr, which normally costs $3,99, will be “free every other day for 7 days starting the 6th of August,” its developers say.

Notifyr shows all your incoming notifications from your iPhone on your Mac.

With Notifyr, you’ll never miss a notification again: you can keep your phone in your pocket and still know what’s going on. You can read your incoming WhatsApp messages, see who’s following you on Instagram or read any of the other kind of notifications from any app on your iPhone. It’s also possible to mute notifications from any app you like.

Once paired, you’ll never need to open the app on your phone again. When the connection gets lost, Notifyr will automatically reconnect to your phone once it becomes available again.

Because Notifyr uses Bluetooth Low Energy, you can keep using Notifyr all day without it draining your battery.

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