Tips & Tricks for Alto’s Adventure

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If you haven’t already been caught up in the frenzy caused by the new iOS game Alto’s Adventure, it’s probably time you should. Alto’s Adventure is a charming little game for iPhones and iPads that also happens to be one of the most insanely addictive things on the planet in recent memory (aside from the devices we’re playing on themselves).

As for the game itself, you play Alto (or one of the other unlockable characters with unique skills) looking to conquer the ski slopes while jumping, flipping, picking up coins and powerups, and attempting to evade the “elders”. Of course, the surface goal is to ski as far as you can and pile up as many points as possible by performing tricks and building combos. But Alto’s Adventure goes beyond that simple goal: the game includes a level system, and each level requires you to complete three objectives in order to move on to the next. As you can expect, higher levels requires ever more complicated and difficult challenges. Every ten levels, you unlock a new playable character, each with different strengths and weaknesses.

As this author has already logged nearly a million meters skied in the game, there are a couple tips and tricks I want to share with you so that you can continue to make progress though the levels of Alto’s Adventure.

Unlock the Wing Suit First

You might have visited the workshop and seen the three items therein: feather and magnet timer upgrades, and the wing suit for a cool 5,000 coins. You might be tempted to purchase the cheaper upgrades first (the most expensive timer upgrade is 5,000, and lower levels are significantly cheaper), but try and collect the coins required for the wing suit first. The Wing Suit upgrade enables even bigger combos, and you’ll need the wing suit later to complete certain goals. Once you have the wing suit, you’ll be able to afford the additional unlocks even quicker.

Stick with Maya

Maya is the first player character that is unlocked at level 11, and a couple goals will specifically require you play her. However, even with characters unlocked at higher levels, I stick with Maya. Although Maya is relatively slow, and slow to build up speed, she can flip on a dime, a skill essential for racking up the trick combos. I can usually fit in three or more backflips before my first town or forest using Maya. Almost any sort of decline or bounce is enough air to complete a flip. Even a bounce off a rock is enough to get those extra points.

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Test the limits of her speed to get a handle on how quickly you can get those flips in, and you’ll be triple flipping in no time (speaking of which, good luck with level 21!).

Maya’s high-flying acrobatics also make powering up the wing suit incredibly fast. If you haven’t already noticed, you power the wing suit by completing as many tricks in quick succession as possible. You can keep track of your progress by keeping an eye on your player’s scarf. As you land tricks, your scarf grows in length, but will quickly shrink down to nothing if you spend too much time between tricks. The wing suit will be powered up when the scarf reaches full length (when it’s nearly to the left edge of your screen) and glows white.

Build Up Those Combos

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The fastest way to your new high score is by chaining together as many tricks as possible into combos. Be aware: any combo is broken by regular skiing. Try to flip from grind to grind, throw in a wing suit flight, land on another grind or ramp or rock, and keep flipping! Here are a couple tips on how to get big combos.

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If you have enough built-up speed when you first enable it, you can complete a loop-de-loop in the wing suit right from the get go. Then, if possible, skim past the surface in the suit without touching down to add another trick to your combo (don’t forget, the suit doesn’t make you immune to the perils of rocks, fires, and direct hits like the hover feather will). Try and complete a second loop-de-loop before coming down to a landing at the end of your wing suit’s power.

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One trick you can occasionally employ is to use the built-in ability of the wing suit. Once you have enabled the wing suit, you can at any time turn it off with another tap of the wing suit button on the left. Once you have got that first loop-de-loop done, find a grind to land on, jump off, and re-enable the wing suit once again.

Flip during grinds

Another quick way to add tricks to your combo is during bunting line grinds. When you encounter a longer stretch of bunting line, you often find different sections will angle off at a slope from previous sections. This change in descent is enough time for the faster flippers to get an extra backflip in.

Use the Right Player

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As previously mentioned, each unlocked player has their own strengths and weaknesses. While Alto is a fairly good all-rounder, he’s not particularly skilled at any one thing. Maya is great at getting flips in quickly, but not the fastest on the ground. Paz isn’t great at the upside-downy, but good luck stopping him when he’s on a roll. Whatever your current challenges are, try and use the strengths of each player to get a leg up on them.

Re-power the wing suit

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You’ll find there are plenty of tricks to the wing suit once you have played around with it, but here is one I use often to get extra points. As I mentioned above, the wing suit includes the power to turn off at the touch of the button. Fortunately, when you turn the wing suit off, you don’t lose all of its built up power. This means you can re-enable it after, say, completing a grind. On top of that, you can actually top up on wing suit power by completing additional tricks before time runs out. You have a limited time to do this, as wing suit power depletes whether you’re using it or not, but if you can complete a trick or two in time, you’ll get the wing suit back to full power. This is achieved even faster if you complete a quick combo. Using this trick, I have been able to string together a combo with three separate wing suit flights for a ridiculous amount of points.

 

So there you have it. Hopefully these tips will come in handy on your trips down the slopes in Alto’s Adventure. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out the game on the App Store. Alto’s Adventure is an absolute steal at two dollars for the insane amount of entertainment you’ll be able to squeeze out of this seemingly simple game. You can also check out the dedicated website here.

How to Transfer Android Text Messages to iPhone

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If you were one of the millions of people who purchased or received one of the latest iPhones this last holiday season (or any other time), your last phone might have been an Android powered device.

While it’s often fun and exciting to experience a whole new thing like an iPhone for the first time, it can be frustrating when trying to move all of your old data from your previous phone. This can include things like contacts and photos. One of the most important bits you will probably want to keep is your messages. Text messaging has become one of the most used communication tools around the world, and you can easily amass thousands of messages to your friends and family.

So this might lead you to the question: how do you transfer text messages from your Android phone to your iPhone?

There is no built-in way to transfer your SMS and MMS messages from your Android to the iPhone, but it’s still entirely possible to get all of your messages from your old device to your new one.

We have done the research and found that the best application to get your messages transferred from Android to iOS is Backuptrans’ Android iPhone SMS/MMS Transfer+ application for both Windows and Mac OS X, and have created a guide on how to use the application. We will be using the Mac OS X version in the tutorial, but Windows users can follow the same steps.

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Backuptrans offers a free trial of Android iPhone SMS Transfer+ which limits transfers to 20 messages. However, the $34.95 asking price is not too much to ask in order to keep the cherished memories and important information contained in your conversations.

First, either download the trial version, or purchase and download Android iPhone SMS Transfer+ from Backuptrans’s website here (PC version).

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You will have a file called “android-sms-to-iphone-transfer-for-mac.dmg” in your downloads folder. Double click this to open the file, and a window with two files will pop up: the .pkg installer file, and a text file with system requirements and instructions on how to disable OS X’s GateKeeper if you have not already done so.

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Follow the simple instructions on how to disable GateKeeper, then double-click on “android-sms-to-iphone-transfer-for-mac.pkg” to begin the install.

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Follow the directions in the installer to install the application on your computer. After following the instructions, you will then find BackupTrans Android SMS To iPhone Transfer in your Applications folder (or All Programs in the Windows Start Menu).

Double-click to open the app. You will then be prompted to plug in your devices via USB cable if you have not already done so.

The application requires Android phones to have USB debugging enabled. Don’t let the name spook you, this simply means that you are telling Android to allow data to transfer over the USB cable.

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On your Android device, open the Settings app (you can find it in your app drawer), and scroll down and tap on “About phone” in the System section, then find the listing for “Build number”. Quickly tap on this section a few times until a popup says that you have enabled Developer Options.

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Go back one menu and find the “Developer options” listing in the System section. Tap into it and find the listing for “Android debugging” and enable it. Done! You have enabled USB debugging, and you are now able to transfer your messages from your Android device.

Similarly, there is a step you need to complete on your iPhone as well: disabling iCloud backup. Don’t worry, you can turn it back on once we complete the transfer process (and you will want to in order to keep your iPhone extra safe).

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On your iPhone, open the settings app and scroll down and tap on iCloud. Find and tap “Backup”, and turn off the switch.

Back on your computer, Backuptrans will complete a backup of both devices. After the process is done, you can mouse over each button in the toolbar at the top of the application to discover the various tools we can use.

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However, the quickest way to start the process of transferring all of your messages from your Android to your iPhone is to right-click your Android device under Devices in the left column, and click on “Transfer SMS to iPhone”.

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A dialog will popup and ask you to confirm that you want to proceed. Make sure your iPhone is selected from the dropdown and click confirm. The transfer will begin.

After the transfer completes, your iPhone will perform a quick restart. At this point you can confirm that all your messages have been transferred. And you’re done!

Don’t forget to re-enable iCloud backup in your iPhone’s settings at this point.

If you’re interested in purchasing Android iPhone SMS/MMS Transfer+, you can find the PC version here, and the Mac OS X version here.

Pebble Time is the Fastest Funded Kickstarter Ever

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As of 2:45PM Pacific standard time, the Pebble Time watch has raised more than six million dollars since it’s launch on Kickstarter early this morning, and it doesn’t show signs of stopping (at least until the deadline of March 27th). The funding goal of $500,000 was met twice over in the first 30 minutes of the campaign. Not coincidentally, the previous record for fastest funded project on Kickstarter was the original Pebble.

(As I was writing that sentence, the project jumped from the sixth to fifth most funded project on the crowd funding website)

When the project reached funding on May 18th, 2012, the Pebble Smartwatch launched an entirely new product category, which now boasts players like industry giants Apple and Samsung. Pebble took a unique approach to a wrist-mounted extension of your smartphone. Instead of using a traditional LED display that would no doubt reduce the effective battery usage to less than a day, Pebble utilized the novel approach of using an E-ink display. This meant you could could reliable get 5 days of use out of a single charge – unprecedented in an industry when most battery lives are measured in hours. Also maintained are fitness tracking, water resistance, and the open platform for third party developers to bring their watch faces and apps to the Pebble Store.

Predictably, the product was a hit: Pebble, and it’s grown-up sibling Pebble Steel, are now sold in retailers worldwide, with more than a million units sold.

Nearly three years later, the company behind the original Pebble is back with their sophomore product (if you don’t count the Pebble Steel re-skinning), and it’s taking the internet by storm.

It’s called the Pebble Time, and it improves upon every aspect of the original. Pebble Time will come with a color E-ink display to add additional depth and vibrancy to screen graphics while maintaining the still-unmatched 7 day battery life. The new Pebble Time is also 20% thinner than the predecessor, and is curved to better match the curvature of your wrist. You get an updated rounded rect design to make for a very clean look, and the charging port is now positioned on the back of the device for an even sleeker appearance.

But likely the most appealing upgrade is the new software. Whereas the original was essentially a watch that showed your phone’s notifications and gave you music playback controls, the Pebble Time is built with significantly more functionality. Built around a timeline, you get glimpses into your past, present, and future with just a click. Jump up into the past to view and interact with missed notifications, check out your step count, and view recently updated data like sports scores. Scroll down into the future to check out your active alarms, upcoming calendar events, and weather forecasts. And while this is all incredibly useful information, every interaction with Pebble Time is met with beautiful and creative animations. Scrolling down will zoom out your watch face while upcoming information floats into view like bubbles from a fizzy drink. Move into your music and watch album art fill in as though being squeezed out of a tube.

When the Pebble Time goes to retailers this summer, regular price will be set at $199 (a full $150 cheaper than the lowest end Apple Watch at $349), but the 10,000 lucky early bird backers of the Kickstarter paid only $159. As you might have surmised, the early bird pricing is already gone, but the next level for backing the campaign will still net you $20 off retail at $179. Hurry, there’s only twenty-thousand spots left!

The company could not have picked a better time to unleash the new product unto the world. As the tech industry is abuzz about the imminent release of the Apple Watch (due out in April), Pebble gets to ride the wave of renewed fervor for “wearables” by updating what is likely the most popular product in the still-new category. As Pebble Technologies returns to its roots, the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign serves the dual purpose of building hype for it’s new product while also gauging interest and determining manufacturing scale.

You can check out their Kickstarter campaign here, or visit getpebble.com.

Level Up Your Kitchen Prowess With These Apps

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Turkey Day cometh. Make sure you’re prepared to make and serve and awesome Thanksgiving feast with the most useful kitchen apps. Or maybe you have a date coming up and you want to make a delicious homemade meal, but you don’t know where to start. Check out DailyAppShow’s guide to the top apps for improving (or maybe improvising) your kitchen and cooking.

 



Grocery iQ
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Grocery iQ makes shopping quick and easy with the features you expect from the #1 grocery shopping list app. Build lists from the extensive product database using text, barcode, or voice search, sync and share lists with other devices and the GroceryiQ.com website, find related coupons and more.

 



Yummly
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Featured on the Today Show and used by millions, Yummly puts every recipe in the world in your pocket. The most powerful recipe search, the recipe sites you love, your digital recipe box, recipe recommendations just for you, and a smart shopping list – all with you wherever you go.

 



Timeless
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A timer is a must for any kitchen, but often a single timer won’t do (just ask anyone in charge of a Thanksgiving dinner). Timeless is a countdown timer and stopwatch application that combines a very simple and fast interface with powerful features like multiple timers, labeling, gesture based controls, Focus mode and color themes.

 



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Cups allows you to convert between weight and volume in a few finger taps. Simply select the ingredient, the origin and the desired unit of measure. Then, slide to reach the weight you wish to convert too and you are done!

 



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Have you ever found yourself halfway through a recipe only to discover that you’re missing an ingredient? It happens, and when it does, don’t panic and launch Substitutions. The app not only helps you find alternatives for ingredients you’re missing, but also substitutes for foods that you might have allergies to, or things you’re trying to avoid like carbs or salt. If you cook for multiple people with any regularity, Substitutions is a must-have for your app pantry.

These Apps Solve Problems That Don’t Exist

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There are lots of awesome apps that solve niggling problems many of us have. A good banking app is indispensable. Google Maps in your pocket? Awesome. Sending money to the other side of the planet instantly? No problem. And yet, there is a frenzy of apps that solve problems that…frankly don’t exist. Yours truly has gone to the deeps of the app store to find some of these ridiculous apps. Check them out below:

 



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Did you watch the pixar movie Wall-E? In the movie you find that all humans have gone aboard a giant galactic cruise ship that does everything for them. They don’t even have to walk. After some years of living on this ship, all the humans have become fat, utterly disabled blobs of flesh and laziness. I feel like Umbrella is just another step to a similar dystopian future for society. Umbrella solves the age-old problem of deciding whether or not to take your umbrella out with you. The two dollar app opens up and gives you a straight up yes or no. And some weather text. And a picture. What happened to…you know…looking out the window?



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Yo gained widespread infamy after finding out that the company who made it secured rather a lot of funding despite it’s simplistic premise: You load the app with your favorite Yo app users, at which point you can pick any of them and they will get a notification saying Yo. That’s it. You can’t customize the message, send pictures, or do any of that other fancy stuff that “complicated” messaging apps can do. It’s like poking on Facebook, but with even less relevancy.

Also, yes, that is the real app icon up there. The app might fool you into thinking they’re hip to the trend of flat design aesthetics, but I’m calling shenanigans and saying it’s just out of pure laziness.



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Another photo sharing app? Oh boy! The idea of Tiiny is that you take a photo or video and submit it through this app, at which point everybody gets to see a tiny (tiiny, get it?) version of it on the feed. No enlarging. No saving. Everything gets deleted after 24 hours. I don’t know about you, but I feel like Instagram photos are small enough. I just don’t feel up to squinting to see mediocre-at-best iPhone pictures from people you don’t even know.



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Continuing the trend of useless apps named after colloquial greetings, Sup lets you connect to your friends’ cameras so that you can see what they’re seeing. You can even tell them to turn a certain way using on screen controls so you can see what you want. BRB while I connect with my girlfriend and tell her to point down…down…down…

Wait, hold on, what was wrong with FaceTime or Skype?



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I’ve saved the best for last, because I’m still not one-hundred percent convinced this is a real thing. And I’m not going to download this free app to find out.

So…I guess the point of this app is kinda like Tinder on steroids. Using 3nder (we’re still not sure how you actually say that) you find other people who would like to participate in a consensual threesome. And I guess in an attempt to “encourage people to meet offline” (and probably get an STD) the app limits you to talking to the other two people in your group for three days. After that time you have to fork over money to continue talking.

 

Turn Your Phone Into A Pro Camera With These Awesome Additions

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The past few years have seen massive improvements to micro-sized cameras used in smartphones and tablets, causing point-and-shoot cameras to begin going the way of the dodo bird. Not that that’s a bad thing: the latest crop of high end mobile cameras have proven to be more than adequate everyday shooters for millions of people. The fact that the iPhone is the most popular camera in the world is indication enough that smartphone photography has moved beyond a useful convenience to professional quality work good enough for commercial production. And the momentum of improvement does not appear to be slowing anytime soon.

With the advent of high quality cameras in more hands than ever, a cottage industry has arisen to help those who want to take their photography to the next level. DailyAppShow has gathered and reviewed the most effective and useful of those products. Read on for awesome smartphone accessories to bring you even closer to expert level photography.



Sony QX30

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The Qx30 is a completely unique device that essentially attaches a high-quality lens to the back of your smartphone, and connects via NFC, Bluetooth, or Wifi. Once connected, your smartphone acts as the camera controls. Using your smartphone as the viewfinder, you adjust focus, exposure, shutter speed, and composition using touchscreen controls. On top of a great quality Sony lens, you also get up to 30x optical zoom and a built-in tripod mount. Feel free to stick the QX30 on top of a tripod  while holding the coupled smartphone or tablet to get the perfect shot. Combine the QX30 with one of the PlayMemories apps, and you can enable awesome camera modes like time lapse and stop-motion photography.



Gorillapod

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If you’re at all serious about photography, you’ll need a tripod. One of the most versatile tripods today is the Gorillapod, with gooseneck legs that let you mount this tripod virtually anywhere. The higher end version we have selected includes a video head, so that you get smooth panning for those perfect seamless shots.



The Camalapse

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Want to take your landscape photography to the next level? The Camalapse is a nifty little device that sits between your camera and either a tripod or flat surface and will progress 360 degrees over an hour. Use this to create beautiful time lapse photography or video.



Nova Wireless Flash

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There is no getting over it: the flash on your phone sucks. The light is harsh and too close to the camera to be effective. Luckily there is a solution, and it works great. The Nova Wireless flash connects to your smartphone via bluetooth and provides clean, diffused light for your photos. The flash has 40 LEDs that are color temperature adjustable, charged with a USB cable, and is small enough to easily fit in your pocket. The Nova flash is a must for any serious portrait photography or lowlight scenes.



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Studio Neat’s biggest claim to fame is the Glif, a slick little tripod mount that was originally for the iPhone 4 and 4S. The Glif now works with any smartphone and provides even more functionality. You simply slide your phone into the Glif and screw it onto any 1/4″ screw attachment (the standard for most tripods). Combine with the above Gorillapod and you have a kit that will enable stable mobile photography from practically anywhere.

8 Smartphones That Failed. Hard.

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At one point in the distant past (back when mammoths roamed the earth and SnapChat was just a glimmer in the eyes of teens everywhere), smartphones were not nearly as commonplace. Nowadays, most people have some sort of iPhone or Android. But the path to ubiquitousness is paved with good intentions…and failed experiments. Ever since smartphones gained popularity amongst the general public (*ahem* sometime around January 9th, 2007 at 10am), many companies have tried to bring new and (hopefully) innovative smartphone devices to the market. Many of them have failed. Hard. Even though a lot of these devices are very much a product of the moment, many of the next eight smartphones evoke the question, “What were they thinking?” Enjoy.

Motorola Atrix

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In 2011, there was a big push for ultra portable laptops. Motorola wanted to jump on the train with a laptop for which the brains were provided by an android smartphone. That smartphone was the Motorola Atrix. The phone had the ability to be placed in a “Laptop dock” that had a screen, full size keyboard, and trackpad. The idea was that you could have a device that could be a phone or laptop anytime you wanted, without losing any of your settings or data. The reality is that people don’t want a laptop that’s run using an underpowered smartphone that wasn’t meant to be used with a keyboard and mouse. Despite a major marketing blitz, the Atrix and it’s laptop accessory quickly faded from the public eye.

Samsung Galaxy Beam

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For a little while, a few companies truly believed that ultra portable projectors were going to be a huge hit. I guess nobody told them the practicality of such a device was essentially nil. How often are we in a dark place with a flat, unadorned surface where we want to project a mediocre image or video? Samsung, a company that is rather notorious for gimmicky devices, obviously thought the pico projector would be a great addition to their Galaxy family of Android phones. Adding projector meant the phone was significantly fatter than any other flagship phone at the time. The Galaxy Beam was such a flop that Samsung released a sequel.

Amazon Fire Phone

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Experiencing success with their Kindle eBook readers and Fire tablets, Amazon tried their hands at a smartphone with the Fire Phone. Amazon probably had good intentions with the features they chose to include, but pretty much everything they tried to differentiate themselves with failed. Despite being an Android phone, Amazon limited users to their own Amazon App Store and a rather hideously skinned interface. And it had no less than five front facing cameras that Amazon implemented to enable features like dynamic perspective and parallax effects. They also tried a unique way to navigate the system using flicks and tilt scrolling that ended up being way more annoying and unusable than helpful. Soon after its release, Amazon dropped the price from $200 on contract to a mere 99¢ in an attempt to dump their inventory.

Motorola Flipout

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Motorola’s smartphones likely have the best track record for phones with slide out keyboards. But very few smartphones with a square form factor have done well, so I’m not quite sure what Moto was thinking when they released the Flipout. The phone was aimed directly at the text-obsessed teen and had a full qwerty keyboard and even a navigation pad to move the cursor in a block of text. But that’s pretty much where the benefits end. The phone (and screen) was essentially square when folded and very thick, which makes for a very awkward experience to use. The screen itself was low resolution, and the software was already outdated by the time the Flipout was released.

Kyocera Echo

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While dual displays might be great for a desktop, a modern smartphone with two displays is…less than ideal. No word on whether the engineers were playing with their Nintendo DS’ when the idea struck them. The Sprint-exclusive device (points already knocked off for that) had two 480 x 800 resolution displays and used the Android operating system. The idea was that you could have two apps open at once for multitasking, or use apps that utilized the second screen in useful ways. The reality was that multitasking was slow and painful, and apps had to be specifically designed for the two-screen device (and Kyocera was extremely slow in letting developers do that). Not to mention that twice the screens means more than twice the thickness.

LG DoublePlay

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The LG DoublePlay is a rather Frankenstein-esque device that had a smaller screen built into the slide out keyboard. You can already see the problems this posed: a cramped second screen flanked by a cramped keyboard and limited usability. Despite the two screens, you could not use the second one to multitask: LG limited the second screen to only a few uses, like texting or a calendar app. The phone didn’t exactly fly off the shelves.

Asus Garminphone

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As one in a line of many companies that wanted to get into the smartphone market, Garmin teamed up with Asus to create the Garminphone. The idea was to merge the best of both worlds in smartphones and dedicated GPS devices to make the most roadworthy smartphone to date. While the phone had built-in Garmin mapping and a nice design, the small, lackluster display left something to be desired, and users were stuck with a proprietary user interface and mediocre battery life.

HTC Evo 3D

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When Hollywood (again) got the 3D itch, a lot of tech companies followed suit and released products that could shoot or display 3D video. While cell phone video quality has been making big improvements, it’s never been, shall we say, cinematic-level quality. But that didn’t stop HTC from jumping into the latest trend with the Evo 3D. The phone had a glasses-free 3D screen and stereoscopic rear cameras. While the Evo series of phones had been solid, stylish devices, the Evo 3D floundered with the gimmicky features and lack of support or content.

Top 5 Cases for Galaxy Note 4

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A new Samsung Galaxy flagship phone means a new form factor, which means a whole new crop of cases to protect your brand new device! DailyAppShow has round up the top 5 cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with the best features and use-cases.

 



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The Armorbox by i-Blason provides the best protection currently available for the Galaxy Note 4 (short of keeping it in a safe). With ruggedized armor shell, reinforced corners, TPU inner core, and full screen cover, this case will be more than adequate protection against most tumbles while still keeping all buttons and controls easily accessible.

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This vintage-look case combines your wallet and phone case into one convenient and protective package. The case provides spots for 3 cards plus space for cash and window for picture ID. You don’t lose any functionality of your Galaxy Note, with a camera hole and unimpeded access to all your phone’s controls.

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Keep all of your daily carry items in one convenient and protective package with the Verus Car Slot Case. The case features rubber non-slip feet on the back, room for two cards, a raised bevel to protect your screen while face down, and soft shell for drop protection.

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The i-Blason Clear Case is one of the thinnest on the market, so you don’t much of your new Galaxy Note 4’s thinness. This simple case will protect your device from the scratches and scruffs of daily use.

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The Ringke slim case provides all around protection for your device without losing the slim form factor of the Note 4. The case provides extra grip for your phone and includes a screen protector for complete protection.

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Top 5 Photo Editing Apps for iPhone

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While the iPhone is the most popular camera in the world as well as one of the best cameras you can get on a phone, there is also something to be said about how easy it is to edit and share your photos right from the same device you took them on. With this massive influx of photo sharing ushered in by the iPhone and social media, photo editing and filter apps have massively grown in popularity. DailyAppShow has found 5 of the best photo editing apps available for the iPhone on the app store.



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Snapseed remains one of the highest quality and most useful apps in the app store, let alone among photo editing apps. The app will get you closer to desktop-quality photo editing than almost any other. In addition to filters and frames in a variety of categories that you expect from photo editing apps, Snapseed includes selective adjustments, automatic and manual image tuning, intuitive straighten and crop tools, and a near-magical sharpening and structure adjustments.

 

 

 



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Photoshop Express makes photo editing fun, fast, and easy. Touch your way to better-looking iPhone pictures using slide bar adjustments, or let automatic one-touch fixes do it for you. Share with friends and family on Facebook, Instagram, or text/email.

 



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Fotor has made professional-level photo editing accessible to everyday users through a clean, intuitive interface and workflow. Fotor strives to provide the highest quality tools in the most accessible manner and continues to improve with each new version.

 

 



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Beautiful design combined with tons of editing options and dozen’s of filters make this one of the best photo editors on the app store. With support for HD images up to 8MP, PicShop is great for serious photographers as well as casual. With integrated social sharing right into the app, you can to post to Facebook, Twitter or Email with a single click.

 


 
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Pixlr Express is a fun and powerful photo editor that lets you quickly crop, rotate, and fine-tune any picture, all in a completely ad-free experience. Edit using dozens of effects, overlays, and borders to further personalize your image. Pixlr Express makes your photos look  professional, even if you’ve never edited a photo before.

 

 

Top 5 Photo Filter Apps for iPhone

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While the iPhone is the most popular camera in the world as well as one of the best cameras you can get on a phone, there is also something to be said about how easy it is to edit and share your photos right from the same device you took them on. With this massive influx of photo sharing ushered in by the iPhone and social media, photo editing and filter apps have massively grown in popularity. DailyAppShow has found 5 of the best photo filters apps available for the iPhone which you can read about below.

 



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Afterlight is a photo editing app aimed directly at the Instagram user, featuring silky smooth  and adjustable filters, photo frames, and other useful photo editing tools like the double exposure editor, in addition to other basic editing tools that you’re sure to be familiar with.



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Retrica provides a slightly different take on a photo filter’s app. The app starts up in camera mode, but right from the camera, you can customize your picture before you even take it. This enables you to perfectly match your photo with filters, frames, tilt shift, and more. From there, you share your photo however you like.



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Add beautiful typography, apply stunning filters and photo effects, and add an ever-growing collection of shapes, light FX, textures, borders, patterns, and more to your photos and share them to your favorite social networks!



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Add gorgeous, film-inspired tones to your photos in seconds. Additionally, Litely allows you to adjust crop, exposure, sharpness, vibrance & vignette for perfect photos. Litely also has non-destructive editing, so you can change or undo any adjustments. Your original photo is always preserved.



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Mextures is another great app for applying film grain, textures, light leaks and beautiful gradients to your images in seconds. You can can make or undo changes at any time during your editing process, fine tune your edits with photo adjustments and then save and share your edit for future use. Also included are over 200 presets created by notable iPhone photographers.