If you’re unlucky enough to live in one of the regions — like most of the United States and Canada — where spring means pushing the clocks forward an hour in what’s called Daylight Savings Time but is better thought of as Lose an Hour of Sleep Night, then it’s time once again to do just that. And because the iPhone and iPad have historically had as much trouble handling the change as we humans, you might want to make sure you give yourself a backup alarm backup for the evening and double-check your iOS time against some other source as soon as you wake up.
Once you’re certain you’ll be waking up when you’re supposed to — or sleeping an hour later than normal! — let me know what you think about the idea of Daylight Savings Time in general? Personally I want to kill it with fire.
With iOS 7, several new features have been added to Apple’s personal digital assistant, Siri. One of the most convenient is the ability to check your voicemail for you. So now, if you miss a call, rather than tapping your way through the Phone app, you can simply ask Siri.
How to have Siri check your voicemail
Press and hold the Home button on your iPhone to activate Siri.
Say something like Check my voicemail or Do I have any voicemails?
Siri will then tell you if you have any messages in your Visual Voicemail. If so, you can tap on any one of them in order to play them. You may be asked to enter your passcode if you have one.
That’s all there is to it. While Siri can’t play voicemails for you, she can certainly help you get to them just a little faster!
With iOS 7 Apple’s personal digital assistant, Siri, has learned a few new tricks, including how to check your voice mail. It may seem like something easy enough to do the old fashioned way – unlock, tap phone, tap- okay, already tired. Whether your hands are full at the moment, or you’re just too lazy to do it the old fashioned way, here’s how to get your call history and have Siri do all the work.
How to use Siri to check your call history
Press and hold the Home button to activate Siri on your iPhone.
Say something like Check my call history or Check my recent calls.
Siri will then pull up recent calls from your call history. If you need to call someone back, just tap on their name and Siri can launch into a voice call.
Despite how others may believe or want to believe that Samsung‘s next flagship, the Galaxy S5, will be sporting a curved display, the reality of the situation is that it could be highly unlikely. The reason isn’t probably from a want in desire on part of the Korean manufacturer but because of production capabilities.
Ever since Samsung outed the Galaxy Round, there has been a spike in interest, not to mention speculations and theories, in curved and flexible displays. It seems only reasonable to expect that Samsung upcoming top-tier smartphone will sport this so-called innovation, but such might not be the case. This is mostly because Samsung is currently not yet capable of producing large volumes of such curved screens.
Samsung’s current manufacturing lines are said to be only producing 8,000 5.5-Gen sheets a month that translates to around 500,000 flexible 5-inch panels at a yield of 30 percent. A flagship device, however, will definitely need more than that. In fact, Samsung recently boasted how its current flagship, the Galaxy S 4, already reached the 10 million sales milestone. Samsung will be investing on a new line that will increase output to 1 million panels per month, but that is unlikely to happen in time for the Galaxy S5.
Analysts believe that Samsung will instead out a curved variant of the flagship in lower volumes. The Galaxy Round actually shares many things in common with the Galaxy Note 3 save the S Pen and relation functionality. Sales of the curved smartphone, however, were quite low, reaching only 50,000 units in Samsung’s Korean home town.
We’ve seen our fair share of tennis games for [#protected_0#] and here’s another – in the form of Tennis Pro 3D. The game is free to download and like many other recent titles has a pro version that can be purchased from within the app if so desired.
LG has opted for the path of least resistance with their latest flagship, the LG G2. For the record, we’re smitten with its anorexic bezels, incredible performance, and much more. Of course, the button placement isn’t going to please everyone, but in our time with it so far, we think that LG has made a very intelligent decision here, and one that works well in practice.
LG’s let live a video that details their design philosophy, and it’s a good watch, so be sure to check it out below.
LG is arguably the leading purveyor of LCD displays in the world, and their expertise in this area can’t be more apparent than in their choice to include that big, brilliant, and amazingly thin bezelled LG G2. Check out our LG G2 review to see our thoughts on it!
For those that are paying attention — and chances are good that you are, if you’re visiting Android Authority – then you’ll know that LG is in the process of redefining themselves. And all signs are pointing towards a company that’s highly committed and receptive towards the notion of perpetual improvement.
If the LG G2 is any indication, than we fully expect LG to continue bringing us great quality technology at compelling price points, which, of course, is something excellent, and something that will translate into more companies adopting a quality-first, consumer-first, and value-first approach.
Like what you see? Let us (and LG) know down below!
I’ll start off this quick review on a positive note – I flaming love this game! Available for just the BlackBerry Z10 at the time of writing this, Cliff Diving 3D is certainly not as easy as it looks. If you fancy a challenge, combined with rather nice graphics then this one will be for you.
If you’re looking for a native app for BlackBerry 10 that allows you to track your outdoor activities, you’ll want to check out CascaRun Sports Tracker. Whatever your outdoor activity (jogging, biking, hiking, skating, etc), you can track it with real-time distance, time, lap, speed, and pace monitoring. It’s easy to use and in just a few swipes and taps you are ready to go. CascaRun has a strong focus on accuracy and usability but also provides innovative and unique features like the facility to replay a session and an integrated lock screen.
Other features include:
Heart Rate Monitoring (HRM) using Bluetooth Smart/Low Energy heart rate monitors (It has been successfully tested with the Zephyr HxM Smart (BT4.0) and Polar H7 monitors.)
Live map (optional): using OpenStreetMap, OpenCycleMap, MapQuest and BlackBerry maps
Online + offline filter
Lock screen (with run info and swipe-to-unlock)
Statistics and diagrams
Interactive replay to review your trainings
Flash light (for night runs)
Minimal resource usage
GPX file format
Light-weight and intuitive UI
Not only is CascaRun Sports Tracker a native app, it’s also Built For BlackBerry approved. You can grab it now for .99 for your BlackBerry 10 device.
I do like a good old Ninja game and luckily Shuriken Ninja War comes with a free version which will allow you to test out the first three levels before deciding whether to purchase the full version at .99/£1.50. If you like super fast action games then this one’s a right beauty for your BlackBerryZ10.
If fast paced, racing style games are your thing then Ragged Edge for BlackBerry 10 should be your cup of tea. Set in space you must guide your vessel through a selection of tracks in the fastest time possible to unlock further levels.