Apple goes 64-bit for new iPhone 5S

The annual iPhone refresh has come again with Apple confirming months of rumour by introducing an integrated fingerprint scanner in the home button of the iPhone 5S. Given the Apple-friendly moniker of Touch ID the scanner …

Best BlackBerry Apps, July 2013

SayIt Built for BlackBerryAsk your BlackBerry anything.Price: $5.49 | Developer: BachKhoa University | From: App WorldEven though BlackBerry 10 comes with built-in voice commands for opening apps dialling contacts making appointments and more there’s still a stark difference between its functionality and that of the de facto standard Apple’s Siri.SayIt Built for BlackBerry is an…

Best Windows Phone Apps, July 2013

PC Remote ProControl your PC from the comfort of your couch.Price: $3.49 | Developer: PC Remote | From: Windows Phone StoreThe ability to turn your smartphone into a remote for your PC has been around for a number of years now and options are available from many different developers. The most basic of these offer…

Best iPhone and iPad apps, July 2013

Jabra SoundImprove your audio.Price: Free | Developer: GN Netcom | From: App Store This free app is designed to complement Jabra’s recently released range of REVO headphones and it does that very well. However it will also enhance your music playing regardless of the brand of headphones you use.For one thing it includes a graphic…

Best apps for iPhone and iPad, June 2013

Foldify Custom paper cut-outs. Price: $2.99 plus $0.99 for additional content packs | By: Pixle | From: App Store It’s an iPad app that lets you create paper cut-outs and colour them how you want. You then print them out cut them out fold along the dotted lines a bit of glue here and there…

Best apps for iPhone and iPad, May 2013

Real Racing 3 Free yet expensive?Price: Free | By: Electronic Arts | From: AppStore Ever since Real Racing 3 developed by Australian coders Firemonkeys (formerly Firemint of Flight Control fame) was demoed on stage with the launch of the iPhone 5 it’s been the single most anticipated game on iOS. At last it’s here and…

Arduino Project 5: Digital audio player

So far in this series we’ve had a diverse look at how Arduino can interact with a range of real-world devices from servo motors to ultrasonic range finders TVs to humidity sensors. Now we’ll see if we could get the Arduino to make a few sounds. We’ll actually do a bit better than that -…